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Monthly Archives: November 2010
Unless you’re Elizabeth Hodges of Sylacauga, Alabama – in which case, you were. November 30, 1954: Elizabeth Hodges was sleeping on a couch in her Alabama home when an 8.5-pound sulfide meteorite crashed through her roof, bounced off a radio, … Continue reading
I spent most of last week in Squaw Valley with my extended family, enjoying a much-needed vacation and holiday. Wednesday morning, my son and I decided to snowshoe out into the new-fallen snow (read: three feet of base and another … Continue reading
Now that I’m back in town* I thought I’d resolve a question that’s bothered me for some time. Why is the Friday after Thanksgiving called “Black Friday”? According to Wikipedia (aka, “the most reliable source of true reliable potentially made … Continue reading
Rather than post a dull series of Thanksgiving thank-yous to the many, many people who miraculously put up with me all these years love me for who I am, I thought I’d share a few memories instead. First up, Big … Continue reading
Today’s review: All I Can Handle: I’m No Mother Teresa, by Kim Stagliano (“Kimoir,” Skyhorse Publishing, 2010) From Amazon’s product description: “How one woman raises three daughters with autism, loses one at Disney World, stays married, has sex, bakes gluten-free, … Continue reading
Google has recently started correcting my searches. Not content merely to suggest alternative options when it thinks I’ve misspelled or mistyped my request, the World’s Smartest Pigeons have now started replacing my search with Folgers Crystals auto-corrected terms…and yes, I … Continue reading
Tuesday, November 16, 2010. My husband’s birthday. In honor of the occasion, permit me to share a few things I’ve learned in the past decade-and-then-some since I said I Would: 1. Men’s socks are migratory and prone to basking in … Continue reading
November 15, 2010 is official “I Love to Write Day.” In honor of the occasion, I’m going to spend the day writing. (Granted, I do that most days, but I’ll pretend today is special.) In fact, I intend to try … Continue reading
Today’s review: Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast and other Marvels of Jurassic Technology, by Lawrence Weschler (1996, still available in paperback). From the Amazon.com review (because they said it well and I’m too lazy … Continue reading