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Archives for: July 2014

31 July 2014

Photo Friday: Objects With Faces
post by: dg at: 19:25 | 4 comments
"Dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! " I'm pretty sure this is what Dr. Venkman was worried about :)
Update Nothing really new to report:
O Ma-ssage! Bunny! (already popular enough to get broken up into gifs)

30 July 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Objects With Faces. This can be literal (e.g. a doll, mannequin or ventriloquist's dummy) or some other abstract item that looks as if it has a face.

29 July 2014

The MeCha Fantasy Football League is back! Everyone who played last year has gotten an invite. If you didn't play last year and you want to join the fun, come on in! As of now, the draft is set for Saturday, August 30 at 7:30pm CDT but we can change it if needed. YAY FOOTBALL!

27 July 2014

The Story of a Basement Apartment I know you've previously seen the before and after photos of the basement apartment in my house, but here they are again. With an extra set of before and afters added on.
Went to the doctor for a lousy sore back Read more...

25 July 2014

Photo Friday: Happy Places

24 July 2014

As the last person of the modern era to maintain a refusal to integrate the word "shit" into his vocabulary, I am (ever so slightly) vindicated by the faux-pas in this CNN clip.

23 July 2014

This person from my high school on facebook tends to evoke a sentiment otherwise almost alien to me: ENVY. It's not that I'm a stranger to insecurity or maybe even jealously, but envy is a special case of such sentiments, it's almost a grievance.Read more...
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Happy Places.

22 July 2014

20 July 2014

The thing about Poetry. so I've been getting into reading (and reflecting on) more poetry lately. And I saw something interesting--you know, that Larkin poem, "They f- you up, your mum and dad / They may not mean to, but they do"?--the other day Rachel MaddowRead more...

19 July 2014

Weekend 3-point update

18 July 2014

Photo Friday: Birds

17 July 2014

How long has it been since we've had a OMG BUNNY?!?

16 July 2014

The Jeff Effect The perils of typecasting:

Part of what I think of as a great feat acting is the ability of disappear into a role. I find it continually amazing how little things can manipulate one into thinking someone is likable, attractive or creepy, but some people, despite seeming to do everything right in transforming into a different character stubbornly remind me of one character.Read more...
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Birds.

15 July 2014

OMG BUNNY ...somewhere... under there....
Where have all the WHO gone? It's a post on Romenesko's journalism blog about a certain trend for lookalike headlines, but when I saw the first example, I knew I had to bring it here. :)

14 July 2014


13 July 2014

Condolence call/wake?
Online fax services?

12 July 2014

I read this poem by Auden a couple days ago and can't get it out of my head: Musee des Beaux Arts. Even the phenomenon he's talking about is so universally true, I can recall experiencing how jarring it feels for a horrid day for me to be bracketed by the ordinariness of the goings-on around me for everyone else.

11 July 2014

Not the bees! This guy's evident delight at the strangely gory and gothic details of bees adds to a fascinating tale.Read more...
Friday Question from the Book of Questions What is the greatest accomplishment of your life? Is there anything you hope to do that is even better?
Photo Friday: Obsolete

10 July 2014

09 July 2014

" 'Cause every inch of you is perfect/From the bottom to the top" Because a coworker shared this with me and it's now stuck in my head
The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Obsolete. Suggested by ethylene. Thank you.

08 July 2014

WTF Brazil?!! Anyone watching the soccer? My head just exploded!!

07 July 2014

05 July 2014

Weekend 3-point update : 1. Hell neighbour upstairs is still denying that his flat is on the market and that he's moving, despite the estate agents confirming it's been sold. Does he think nobody's seen it on the internet? I was home on Tuesday when the buyer's surveyor came round. I'm hoping it all goes through and that I get a nice neighbour.

2. I bought a beautiful Italian silk blouse in a charity shop today. It's a lovely shade of dark green, and so I have my Christmas outfit all sorted. And it was only 2.25.

3. Tomorrow is Bikram in the morning, then brunch with a friend.

3(a) On Monday I'm working from home because the Tour de France is passing my road and I can't get to the station - the road will be closed from early morning to early evening. I'm excited at being able to see the cyclists and hope they don't whiz by in too much of a blur.
Google Art Project's robots pause in front of picture frames in museums to take photographs. Sometimes, they stop in front of mirrors and take "oddly compelling" accidental selfies. I feel like this phenomenon would be a poetic scene in a sci fi movie...

04 July 2014

Photo Friday: Sports

03 July 2014

Good night, Hazel. I had to bury our wild rabbit today. Since moving here two years ago I have spent almost every morning watching this bunny hop around our flower beds and gloat at our cats. Today I found her peacefully laying just beyond the flower bed.
Friday Question from the Book of Questions -- on Thursday! Because tomorrow is a holiday for us US-ers . . .

So -- in a nice restaurant after a great meal, you get the check and notice you weren't charge for an item. Would you tell your waiter/waitress? Why/why not?

02 July 2014

The theme for this week's Photo Friday is Sports. After all, it's the World Cup & Wimbledon, the Commonwealth Games are about to start and I'm sure there's all sorts of other sporting events happening around the world, even if it's just a school sports day.

So let's see your Sporty photos on Friday!

01 July 2014