Friday, June 3, 2016

Weekly Randomness for Friday June 3, 2016

Did someone say June already?!

News that made me stop what I was doing to look it up.
  • A byproduct of the "Publish or Perish" expectation, which is a byproduct of inadequate funding for science research, which is a byproduct of.... (I could go on...) 
  • Another argument for proper livestock farming practices
  • Uff-dah! All that bending and kneeling and reaching - I call it Yard Yoga ūüėú

Weekly Shits n' Giggles

Weekend Aims
  • Outside: time to map the gardens before I really forget what's planted where.  
  • Inside: annual rummage in a few weeks, time to start gathering goods (i.e. de-clutter!)
  • Outside: Golf in the evening! So far we've seen coyote, fox, and deer (countless birds). 


Outside wins!


Monday, May 23, 2016

Magnet Monday: Michigan (the other mitten state)

Cheesy Refrigerator Magnet for Monday, May 23, 2016
"Michigan", painted laser-cut wood, circa early 2010's


We spent an extraordinary amount of time outside in the garden this past weekend (outside in general, between gardening and yard work, plant sales, and a round of golf). Oddly enough, despite how much I love to play in the dirt and watch things grow, I have few magnets with any plants on them. 

Huh. 


We picked this one up in Detroit airport on a layover to somewhere. We could have picked up a Detroit magnet, which maybe is a more accurate picture of our visit, but 1) there were no magnets of the Detroit airport, per se, and 2) I'm working on getting one from all 50 states first. Detroit the city will just have to wait. 


Magnet Monday features a selection from our semi-vast and ever growing collection of cheesy refrigerator magnets. Without doubt the perfect souvenir. Only slightly less cheesy than collecting snow globes but a whole lot easier to smuggle in your bra. If need be. Which I hope it never is. Unless it's really worth it.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Weekly Randomness for Friday, May 20, 2016

Finally warm enough to sunbathe outside.
News that made me stop what I was doing to look it up.
  • This one falls into my "why is this news" category. We've always known green spaces were healthy. ...sigh.... We're not spending time merely re-inventing the wheel, but actually rediscovering it.
  • Let's go there, and there, and maybe there, okay maybe not there, but there...   (see them all here)
  • I want to know who paid the reviewers on this one. It should never have been published, not because the results are directly contrary to an enormous amount of data, but because the study was poorly designed. 

Weekly Shits n' Giggles

Weekend Aims
  • Some people tailgate for sports. Us, we tailgate for this: SEWMGPS - cannot wait!!  
  • Last Concord Chamber Orchestra concert of the season
  • Golf! My first full 18-hole round, thankfully on an executive par-3 course (don't want to get ahead of myself here...). 
  • And if the weather holds, more mulch. And planting! And mulch. (.... so.... much.... mulch....)


Friday, May 13, 2016

Weekly Randomness for Friday, May 13, 2016

Best way to approach a Friday the 13th

News that made me stop what I was doing to look it up.
Weekly Shits n' Giggles

Weekend Aims
  • Brunch and a classic movie at Avalon Theater
  • Season opener for the Elkhorn Flea!!!
  • Mulch. More mulch. Finishing up planting containers. And mulch. 

** For the Monty Python fans

Bad start to this Friday the 13th for HandyMan.... 


Whole batch of lemon curd-filled lemon cupcakes with lemon-mascarpone icing rendered inedible by pavement and bad luck.... sigh..... 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Magnet Monday: Transit

Cheesy Refrigerator Magnet for Monday, May 9, 2016
"Serial No. 1, c.1903", plastic image, circa 2013


Today the planet Mercury is moving across in front of the sun where we can see it. 

It doesn't actually have anything to do with this magnet, but they're both pretty neat. 



We picked this one up at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Definitely worth the time even if you're not a hog fan.



Magnet Monday features a selection from our semi-vast and ever growing collection of cheesy refrigerator magnets. Without doubt the perfect souvenir. Only slightly less cheesy than collecting snow globes but a whole lot easier to smuggle in your bra. If need be. Which I hope it never is. Unless it's really worth it.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Weekly Randomness for Friday, May 6, 2016

someone is hiding from all that yard work...

News that made me stop what I was doing to look it up.

Weekly Shits n' Giggles

Weekend Aims
  • Somebody dumped 4 cubic yards of mulch in our driveway... 
  • More yard work. 
  • Sunday brunch in Janesville with family to celebrate all of us who mother in some way. 

44 years ago today was the first breath of air for my favorite husband. 

Happy Birthday babe!


Monday, May 2, 2016

Magnet Monday: Utah plain and simple

Cheesy Refrigerator Magnet for Monday, May 2, 2016
"Utah: Salt Lake City", laser cut wood, circa early 2010's



In honor of a work colleague visiting SLC this week on vacation. I've never actually "visited" SLC, merely met its airport making connecting flights.  

Many observances in May. My favorites this week are National Bubba Day (1st) and the Great American Grump Out (4th). Neither of which have anything to do with this magnet.



Not as cheesy as some magnets. Rather bland actually. I picked this one up while passing through SLC, and if I remember correctly, there weren't many choices, the others being flat plastic picture magnets. I liked the 3D nature of this one. 





Magnet Monday features a selection from our semi-vast and ever growing collection of cheesy refrigerator magnets. Without doubt the perfect souvenir. Only slightly less cheesy than collecting snow globes but a whole lot easier to smuggle in your bra. If need be. Which I hope it never is. Unless it's really worth it.