Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Quote of the day

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda
(via whiskey river)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Occupy is not "visit"

Rachel Maddow gives a little history of organized protest and suppression of same in the last 50 years and how it's likely to apply to efforts to get rid of Occupy Wall Street protests in cities throughout the country. Heartening to see people returning after armed thugs chase them out; I hope she's right that this will be counterproductive.

people protesting, line drawing of

More here on how the apparently coordinated clearings out took place and how the media is handling them. Will be interesting to see whether the country's sympathies rebound as quickly as the protesting crowds; I hope that these dictatorial actions aren't rewarded...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Planning ahead

Looking ahead to Thanksgiving with anticipation/dread? Need to figure out just the right thing to bring? Here's the perfect flowchart, covering possibilities from the college party-on to Grandma's traditional show and friendly to hostile. Hilarious.

(via a Medley tweet)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday frolics

A heaping helping of cheery and interesting links to unburden my browser and lighten your weekend (with apologies for how old some of them are):


Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Pumpkin silliness

Am way behind in blogging, kid pictures, and all the rest of my non-mission-critical life, but wanted to put this out there, as it's possibly a first in Halloween revelry: the frog pumpkin (by request, of course).

silhouette of a smiling frog, jack-o-lantern style