Archive for August, 2016

musical interlude

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Just started hearing this one on the radio: White Flag, by Joseph Three sisters! Fun to sing! (Great car song!) Catchy as heck! Ten out of ten, would sing along again.


Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Hummingbirds are great. That’s really all I’ve got. Their lil’ chirpy noises, and the zippy flying, and the way they get all up in your face when the feeder gets low… (I would like to note for the record that there are AT LEAST four other hummingbird feeders in visual range. Still, I appreciate their […]

well, it’s Monday

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Mmm, Monday. And not just any Monday, but first-day-of-school Monday. I can hear the kids out at the bus stop. I’m glad I’m not at the bus stop. It’s easily the best thing that’s happened so far today.

me, talking to myself

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

“Look, it’s a beautiful day!” I WILL SLEEP “But it’s so nice out! Perhaps a walk!” ONLY SLEEP “And if you take a nap, you’ll just use that as an excuse to stay up late tonight and the whole thing will repeat like some ridiculous sleep trap!” BUT… SLEEEEEEEEEP ::sigh:: “Fine.”

mountain story

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Last weekend when I totally did not get lost walking around the state park, the path I was on took me up a mountain. Now, the trouble with low-ish mountains in wooded areas is that it’s kind of hard to know when you’ve reached the top. After walking for a while, I reached a sort […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, August 26th, 2016

versus, by Unpretty Because I am ALL ABOUT Team Justice League calling each other on the phone and heckling Bruce about things. Also, this fic has a duckling in it. “Wonder Woman!” Superman said into his phone, an answer and a greeting. “Batman found a baby bird. No, a literal baby bird this time. Yeah. […]

happy birthday parks!

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in the US, which is pretty cool. (Love the article title that calls the national parks “America’s best idea.”) As a heads up, on August 25th through 28th there will be no entrance fees for any of the national parks! And closer to home, today […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

The boss is on vacation all week. After two days, I feel confident in being able to complete this sentence: “When the boss is away, the employees will…” The correct answer in our workplace is: bicker. A lot. I’ve also decided this is the perfect week to do a relatively time-consuming but not terribly difficult […]


Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The internet informs me that Independence Day 2 won’t be out on dvd until October. Thank goodness for wikipedia to remind me of all the characters’ names. On the other hand, wikipedia also said that Connie’s absence in the movie was due to dying in a car accident — apparently that was explained in a […]

winning at maps

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

I am not great at maps. But yesterday I managed to navigate multiple trails using one! (The trails were very well marked.) I did not get lost, and armed only with my map and a catchy tune I made up along the way (a tune I called “I’d Really Like To See a White Blaze […]