Archive for March, 2012

earth hour 2012

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

In 2007, WWF-Australia inspired Sydney-siders to show their support for climate change action in the first ever Earth Hour event. It showed that everyone, from children to CEOs and politicians, has the power to change the world they live in. In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights out […]

my car is a mystery to me

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A few weeks ago, my family said, “Hey, just so you know, your car is leaking something.” “Oh,” I said. “Uh, does it look bad?” (I generally go for the ‘ignore it while hoping for the best’ strategy with my car, and it’s not like I can tell something’s leaking, since I always park in […]


Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Last Thursday I went for a walk before work: -temps in the 70s -sunny -I wore a t-shirt, rolled up jeans, and a baseball cap -main feeling while walking: “I love everything” Today I also went for a walk before work: -temps in the 30s -dark and cloudy; drizzling -I wore a parka, winter hat, […]

fic rec o’rama

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

It’s a WIP that I’ve already read twice (and enjoyed thoroughly both times)! But totally awesome, and I think of all comics as sort of endless WIPs anyway. Wilt Thou Exchange, by twentysomething (link goes to tag page, currently up to part 3 of 4) (This story also has the honor of being ‘the one […]

that awkward moment

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

There I was, sitting in the kitchen at work, on my lunch break… Checking my tumblr dash, as one does when one is looking to mentally break from work and it’s too cold to go out for a walk. In walks my boss. Me: THANK YOU UNIVERSAL POWERS FOR TINY, TINY SCREENS.

next week let’s skip Monday

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Once upon a long time ago, my family watched what I can only assume was some kind of Lassie retrospective (probably the ABC special ‘Lassie Unleashed’), which showed clips of Lassie being sent to fetch a C-clamp, and — anyway, here’s the description I dug up online: Ruth, taking a woods shortcut on her way […]

adventures in epub

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

I posted before about what I’m calling “classics project” on my to-do list — basically, trying to get some of my favorite fics onto my nook, for easier access to their awesomeness. It’s a lot slower going than I’d hoped it would be. I’ve been using a combination of Instapaper, GrabMyBooks, and Calibre, with somewhat […]

movie review: the new Footloose

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

1. Okay, the good news is that yes, Julianne Hough is in this movie, and she’s been on Dancing With the Stars, and so there was some show-to-movie loyalty going on there for me. The bad news is that this movie really didn’t translate well to 2011. I kept wondering why they were at the […]

prepping for a good morning

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Even after all this time The sun never says to the earth, “You owe Me.” Look what happens with A love like that, It lights the Whole Sky. (Actually, it’s Mars, but they made me think of that poem! Photos attributed to the HiRISE orbiter, as seen on tumblr. Poem attributed to either Hafiz or […]

hilarious side effects of the weather

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

[Thursday, March 1st: SNOWDAY (cold, snow, the whole nine yards — we joked that “winter had finally started”) Wednesday, March 21st: HEAT WAVE (over 80F for two days running; right now it’s 10:00 at night and my window is wide open) From winter to summer in three confusing weeks, with the official start of spring […]