June 2008

Ugh

30 June, 2008 // 0 Comments

Reading Joe. My. God. this morning, I came across an article featuring the “creepiest cell phone ad ever,” and it was indeed creepy, and disgusting, so I felt the need to rant about it for a moment. Have you ever seen/experienced ...

June Book Project Report: The Half Year Review

30 June, 2008 // 0 Comments

Well, the Book Project is officially a half-year old, which is cause for celebration, I think. I tell you what, I didn’t realize the scope of insanity that embarking on the Book Project really entailed when I offhandedly talked about it with a ...

Hooting Polka Dots

30 June, 2008 // 0 Comments

Bloom’s Syndrome is a very rare disease. I like reading about extremely unusual diseases, so I thought you might too; this article profiles Sheryl Grossman, a patient with Bloom’s, while also providing loads of fascinating information. ...

The Weekend in Books

29 June, 2008 // 1 Comment

One thing about not being able to go outdoors is that I got rather a lot of reading done, although I had to battle with Mr. Bell for custody of the chair. I tell you what, competition for the chair can be quite vicious, especially when restless cats ...

I Am Hussein

29 June, 2008 // 1 Comment

One of the more interesting bits of political news this weekend is that Obama supporters, especially young Obama supporters, have adopted his middle name as their own. Not formally, of course, but people are changing their names on social networking ...

Shrimp Curry and Oh My God Everything is on Fire

28 June, 2008 // 2 Comments

No Henry Makepeace today, because everything stinks of smoke and it is cold, so I am hiding under a blanket with Mr. Bell and periodically checking the news to make sure that nothing in close proximity to me is on fire. Have I mentioned that it is ...

Red Flag

27 June, 2008 // 0 Comments

This is yesterday’s sunrise. See how the light is all creepy, red, and polarized? It would have been even more amazing with a really monstrous digital SLR, but this picture is still pretty damn awesome. The sun literally looked like a ruby in ...

The Guest House

27 June, 2008 // 0 Comments

Last Friday, Baxt and I went to the Guest House Museum, which for residents of Fort Bragg is known as the big brown building on the hill. I hadn’t been there since kindergarten, and she hadn’t been there since high school, so we were ...

Book 171: The Cloud Atlas

27 June, 2008 // 0 Comments

Apparently more than one book is named The Cloud Atlas, and I actually ordered the wrong Cloud Atlas, as I discovered when I picked this book up at the library. But I decided to read it anyway, because, hey, it came all this way, and it might turn ...

Silky Bromeliads

27 June, 2008 // 0 Comments

The Fat Experience Project is a fascinating and rapidly growing project which aims to encompass all of fat culture, with the goal of humanizing people of size and illustrating the diversity of the fat experience. You might find it eye-opening. How ...
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