Here’s the pilot episode/proof of concept:
The idea (and it is a crazy idea, I’ll grant you that) is… Continue reading ‘DIY Reality Show with the Abbotts?’
First, take fifteen seconds to guess at what you’re looking at above… Continue reading ‘Nasty Bark’
Breasts aren’t generally on my mind. I wasn’t always in this frame of mind. If a story about bras isn’t for you, there’s no need to read on.
The word brassiere and bra have a different feel. Brassiere seems so 19th century with visions of formality: ladies in corsets etc. “Bra” (short for brassiere) is so modern and bland. There must be a better name? Over the shoulder boulder holder is good but so passé .
When I was young lass… Continue reading ‘Bra-vado’
I am fortunate enough to have a very nice viola on loan from a bluegrass friend. It’s been very fun to play with. The video above is the poignant one; next is the contrast piece… Continue reading ‘Adventures in Viola, Parts I & II’
We all have our neurotic pet peeves. Luke’s main peeve is the noise which emanates from the computers. For years, I had a really noisy graphics card that chapped Luke’s thighs (not literally). The thing just wouldn’t stop *wrrrrrr*ing. Of course, I didn’t notice. I mean, I could hear it, but I just drowned it out with the soothing sounds of Weird Al Yankovic. Luke, however, couldn’t stand it. And the humming sidepanel fan didn’t help.
However, ever since a recent upgrade, my computer’s decibel level dropped considerably. So much so, that Luke’s computer became the noisier one. Finding that the noisiest part of his ‘puter was the CPU fan, he decided not to just hammer the final nail in the coffin of Sound, but he decided to drop a big heatsink on top of it to dissolve any chance of the lid being lifted.
Meaning. . . he bought a really *!sailor talk!* big heatsink. It even need bracing on the back of the motherboard to keep it from snapping.
I must say, it is quite quiet (though a cinder block would probably be cheaper, and just as effective and heavy). The heatsink would’ve done the trick. . . if I didn’t start constantly humming to make up for the lack of non-silence.
We’ve all had the feeling of being stuck with someone we didn’t want to be around. Well, I got that at a waltzing workshop I went to tonight (which, for the record,… Continue reading ‘Great, *now* you tell me…’
The day started like any other… until we got a call from CNN. The story of our interview, set to music. Hit the full-screen button… it’s HD.
The unedited CNN story (nothing special, really) can be found here.
Some say Je ne sais quoi, we say Blog-Worthy. Now, what is “Je ne sais quoi?” More specifically, what is “Blog-Worthy?”
Let me direct you to the scene that my eyes took in as I stepped outside to the back porch.
You can probably guess what the first words that came out of my mouth were—besides, “…do I really need to ask?”