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Friday Fragments: Why?

August 4, 2011

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I was never one of those children who always asked “Why?” as a kid. I do remember thinking it ALL THE TIME but I wasn’t very vocally inquisitive as a very young child. I’ve since made up for it. *** Why are “historical” movies so unhistorical and riddled with errors, even when it’s a very […]

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Trying Not to Think About It….

July 28, 2011

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… the economy. And how the politicians and bankers are totally wrecking it. On purpose, it would seem. I mean– hey, why not, right? They have everything to gain from the economy going on its head, right? Just like the stock market crash 100 years ago. Oh sure, that was a bad time for the […]

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Meet Me on Monday… Thursday Edition!

June 30, 2011

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Oh I have to snicker at myself. Is it really, truly Thursday already?! What happened? It was Monday just a few hours ago, right?! This time-passing-faster-than-a-speeding-bullet conundrum can’t be the result of getting older. It just can’t. You younger folks– time is speeding for you, too, isn’t it? Reminds me of the book of Daniel: […]

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Punny Scientific Conversions

May 24, 2011

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I got these in my email today. Scientific Conversions 1. Ratio of an igloo’s circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi 2. 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton 3. 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope 4. Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond :rofl: 5. […]

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SETI To Stop Scanning Skies for Aliens

May 18, 2011

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A little rejoicing in our house today…. we read in the news that the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI Institute) will stop scanning the skies for alien life forms. Apparently, their funding has been hit. The Mountain View, California, Allen Telescope Array has been switched off and placed into hibernation, as of April 22, […]

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Flood Buddy

April 29, 2011

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Look what we discovered crawling around our yard after the flood. It was a nice surprise. Today’s local news stories are loaded with stories about the yesterday’s flooding. Some folks even found a fish in their yard. I guess the 9 inches of rain we’ve received for the month of April was too much for […]

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Meet Me on Monday #43

April 18, 2011

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I was almost going to forgo this post this time. It’s just been so busy for me, lately. But the taxes are done (in the nick of time, too), although we haven’t even started the spring cleaning nor the vegetable garden plans. *sigh* Now I know why some women of the olden days used to […]

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I Never Understood This Fascination with the Mona Lisa

April 9, 2011

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The painting is FIVE HUNDRED years old. People are *still* wrapped up in the Mona Lisa. I was an art major in school. I took art history, art theory, art art art. Overwhelmingly, there was this strange fascination with Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The adoring attention always baffled me. It’s a very nice painting […]

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Credit Card Holds At the Gas Station- Has This Happened to You?

March 11, 2011

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I came across a very odd story in my local news this morning. There’s a bit of an outcry that gas stations are placing a “hold” on customers’ Visa and MasterCard accounts, essentially freezing their accounts for $150 to $200. Has this happened to you? According to the story, some folks have seen their credit […]

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Break Out the Telescopes – Geminids Are Here

December 15, 2010

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I love stargazing. When I was young, we were too poor to get a telescope or anything. HOW I wanted one, so badly! I just love being out in the country, soaking in the solitude, looking at the gently rotating planets and twinkling stars. I used to wonder what was out there. The news has […]

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