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Monthly Archives: December 2010
This is my last scheduled post of 2010. Blogging will resume at the usual five-a-week (yeah, that’s minimum) pace on January 3, 2011. Stopping by between now and then might earn you a surprise or two if something happens that … Continue reading
As most of you are probably aware, I received a box with water and rocks in it as an early Christmas present. As an unexpected bonus, two of the rocks came with living inhabitants. The first a peacock worm, is … Continue reading
The last minute gift for that person on your list who has saggy pants everything? The Sags Gadget. An inventor in Harlem, New York has finally solved the “saggy pants problem” once and for all. After noticing that neighborhood teens … Continue reading
Behind the 8-ball today, trying to finish up work at The Job Which Must Not Be Named before taking some time off for Christmas. That said, I know your day would be ruined without something to read, so in honor … Continue reading
I’ve suspended my Friday review posts through December in favor of Christmas memories shared, in the hope of inspiring myself (and the rest of you) to share your own stories with others. (Or here, in the comments. That’s always welcome … Continue reading
Easter has lilies and Valentine’s Day without a rose would never smell as sweet. In similar fashion, poinsettias are the flower (well, plant) of Christmas. But why? Aside from needing some brilliant vegetation for the cats to eat and throw … Continue reading
Last Sunday I received my Christmas present: a 59-gallon salt water aquarium which will become a species-specific soft reef for seahorses and pipefish. As of 5pm Monday night, it looked more like a box of water with rocks. Reef tanks … Continue reading
I spent most of last night playing with my early Christmas present – the 59-gallon salt water reef tank I’ve wanted since I was eight. It has no seahorses yet, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. I intended … Continue reading
December 13, 1642: Abel Tasman discovers the island of New Zealand. Unfortunately, his attempt at landing was repulsed by native tribesmen when the Dutch navigator’s trumpet signals (used to coordinate ship movements) were misinterpreted as war horns. After losing several crewmen, … Continue reading