Interesting reading above, if not exactly full of feel-goods. But it’s ok, because I had an AWESOME weekend! Not only did I finally trade in my old, janky, breaking-down car for a completely NEW car (not just new to me, but actually brand new), I also officially hit 100 sales in my shop. !!!! Woohoo! And Ian finally asked his final groomsman to be his groomsman, which has taken way longer than it should. Plus movie night and book club with friends. All in all, pretty dang sweet weekend. And yes, I love my new car, though I’m still getting used to all the gadgets. I successfully synced the built-in garage door opener, though, so I’ll get there.
How about you? Did you have an epic weekend as well? 😀
A Darker Shade of Magic (#1) by V.E. Schwab. A Darker Shade of Magic is the tale of many Londons. In each of several parallel universes, there exists a version of the city of London. Travel and commerce and magic used to flow between them unhindered. Now Gray London is magicless, White London is gripped by cruelty and power struggles, and only Red London remains a haven of life and magic. No one speaks about the downfall of Black London, and travel between the realms has been cut-off, except for a very select few who have the power to travel […]
Video of the week: This baby bear is an excellent rock climber. Do Animals Laugh? Tickle Experiments Suggest They Do. A Map of Every Game of Thrones Filming Location in Real Life. That would be an epic road trip. Is it still a road trip if you have to fly? Why Scream For Gelato Instead Of Ice Cream? Here’s The Scoop. Sony Was Concerned About Horizon Zero Dawn’s Female Protagonist, Like That’s Not Something People Want. Personally, I think this game looks awesome and have already put it on the boy’s radar. On Wanting Something Until You Try It. This […]
While I was in Ohio, I made these for my mom almost every day. Her chemo diet is pretty restrictive, and finding new tasty ways to get her the nutrients she needs while keeping to the allowed food list was a challenge. Luckily, this was a go! And delicious, to boot. And filling enough to serve as a mini meal mid-afternoon. It’s a win all around, really. And none of this nonsense about this being a milkshake and not a smoothie (ahem, Tim). It’s fruit and yogurt based! There’s a bit of milk, but not enough to call it a […]
Cool photo project of the week: 16 animal selfies that capture life in the Serengeti. Magical photo series of the week: Dark fantasy photography draws inspiration from magical books and films. What It’s Like to Be Declared Dead by the Government. This would be surreal, in a not good way. The Attack on Truth. “While many natural scientists declared the battle won and headed back to their labs, some left-wing postmodernist criticisms of truth began to be picked up by right-wing ideologues who were looking for respectable cover for their denial of climate change, evolution, and other scientifically accepted conclusions.” […]
Uprooted by Naomi Novik. Uprooted is the story of Agnieszka, a seemingly normal girl from a village in a seemingly quiet valley. Except the valley is the frontline in the battle between the evil that lurks in the Wood and the mysterious wizard known only as the Dragon, who keeps the Wood at bay. Every 10 years, a village girl is conscripted to serve him in his tower. Everyone expects that this year it will be the beautiful Kasia, Agnieszka’s best friend. It doesn’t play out that way, of course. Nor does anything else. The wizard and his tower are […]
Meta thing of the week: Old Coffee Grounds Turned Into Mugs (For Drinking More Coffee, Of Course). Comic strip of the week: On a Plate. Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other. Can a Font Make Us Believe Something is True? Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son. The Two Words That Make You More Credible are not what you might expect. What’s wrong with political correctness? This was a good read. Why You Can’t Market to Millennials (as through the lens of alcoholic beverage branding, but widely applicable). How American parenting is killing the American marriage. So worth a read!! […]