I’ve got a guest from out-of-country, so I haven’t got much time for posting today. Instead of throwing a link and a promise at you, I thought we might do some thinking on how to change the world. What if it were in your power to make three major changes to the world as it is? What would those changes be?
Here’s a little something to help you deal with the Monday blues, my darlings: a lovely little playlist that you’ve all created around the theme of Monday. Continue reading “Saturday Song: Our Case of the Mondays Playlist”
For our Frivolous Friday* fun, let’s have a sneak peek at one of the most remarkable spots in Arizona, and try to identify this adorable critter who seems to be the master of it.
Alas, I didn’t have my wonderful Sony Cyber-Shot camera back then. Otherwise, you’d get a much clearer view of the critter, and be able to zoom in to drool all over the utterly luscious limestone. But at least it gets the gist of the scene right, and hopefully there’s enough detail to make out what species our darling rodent is. Continue reading “Marvelous Metazoans: Watching the Realm”
A delightful bit of synchronicity happened when I asked for theme ideas on Facebook. See, I’d just finished watching the Gilmore Girls episode that has got The Bangles in it, and then Suzanne came up with a Monday theme, and there was really only one song I could choose:
Suzanne has already put in Stormy Monday by The Allman Brothers Band. I think you can see the general shape of things: this week, we’re going to do songs about Monday. It doesn’t have to necessarily have Monday in the title, as long as it has a general Monday vibe to it. Take that theme and run, my darlings! Continue reading “Saturday Song: Mondays”
How could some of the world’s worst fiction lead me down very rewarding paths? I didn’t think it possible. When Fifty Shades of Gray first impinged itself upon my awareness, I thought it had no redeeming value whatsoever. How shocked was I to discover it does? And how did it lead me toward Supernatural, which has become one of my favorite problematic shows of all time? Continue reading “How Fifty Shades of Gray Sporkings Sparked My Supernatural Obsession and Enriched My Life”
Happy Sunday, my lovely people! Have some epic music from TeeveeLand to keep you company on your endeavors today: Continue reading “Sunday Song: Our TeeveeLand Playlist”
Hello and welcome to our first Mystery Flora at The Orbit! The Friday Mysteries will be ETEV’s version of Frivolous Fridays, in which we do fun things and let the stresses of the week bugger off for just a bit.
This edition of Mystery Flora is brought to you by the kitty Boo. Have I introduced you to Boo? Continue reading “Mystery Flora: Red Bracts with Boo”
Those of you who have been following me on Facebook know I’m still doing my Supernatural marathon whilst sorting through over a thousand (!) Mount St. Helens photos from the USGS. There’s an episode in Season 10 that is particularly charming: the drama department of an all-girls’ school puts on a musical about the Winchesters, to which the Winchesters show up because, naturally, there are supernatural shenanigans at the Supernatural musical.
A particularly touching moment is when the girls sing a cover of “Carry on My Wayward Son,” which is a theme song for the show. Even if you don’t watch the show, you might still love it. Continue reading “Sunday Song: TeeveeLand”
So what would you do if I said, “Look! I got you some gold!” and handed you a chunk of this?
Well, you would look at those lovely well-developed crystal faces, for one. You would maybe bounce it gently on your hand and determine it’s hefty but not heavy. You could take out a knife and discover you can’t scratch it. If you had a plain white bit of porcelain, you could scrape it along and see that it leaves a mostly-black streak, with maybe a little green or brown tint to it. And if you wanted to make me cry, you could pound it into a pile of black dust with a hammer. Any or all of these tests would leave you shaking your head and saying, “Dana, I’m not a fool. You can’t fool me with fool’s gold! Especially not on April Fools’ Day.”
And then if I told you that there is gold in it, but it’s invisible, you would laugh in my face because it is April Fools’ Day, so I will wait until next week to tell you that there’s invisible gold in there. Well, maybe not in that particular sample, but we can find some that definitely does have invisible gold in it. Continue reading “Famous Fools for Fool’s Gold”
Settle in with some mood lighting and your beverage of choice, my darlings: your Entrancing playlist is here.