Archive for December, 2006

Will It Blend?

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

It's Hot Soup time! http://www.willitblend.com/videos.aspx?type=unsafe&video=barbie

Making stuff up…

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

There's an article in today's Slate that says, among other things, that's it's okay that Kwanza is a "made-up" holiday. Fair enough. But, what I want to know is exactly which holidays aren't made up? Calling Kwanza a made-up holiday is a bit like Santa Claus chastising the Easter Bunny for ...

Phone Pix

Monday, December 25th, 2006

I finally decided to upload the accumulated pictures from my camera to the computer. Here are some of the less boring ones. I'll attempt to explain them as best I can. Taken in Huntley Meadows, South I think this might be Lake Devreaux, but I can't be sure.   The three pictures above are ...

Putting Down Roots

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Apparently, the tropics can be home to some pretty unusual trees. This must be the kind of tree they use when they wood for building condominiums. This is a test to see if I can simultaneously post to my blog and picture folder at the same time. If I see a ...

Hot and Cold

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

This makes no sense. We're experiencing continual warming, right? Winters are, by and large, getting warmer. Living in northern Virginia in the 1960s, snow was much more frequent, as were winter days when lakes, ponds, rivers, and other natural bodies of water would freeze sufficiently for outdoor ice skating. This ...