Monday, March 06, 2017

Black Holes and the internet...




Hyperlinks have ruined my life! 

Well, not literally but they ruin my time management. 

I LOVE information and I LOVE the fact that I can get it almost instantaneously from the internet. 
 BTW, I blame my father for this fascination with info... he showed me at a very young age how much fun a World Book Encyclopedia could be! 

My problem is what I call "the youtube Black Hole". One link takes me to another and another and another and... The six (or sixty) degrees of separation from where I started and where I end up is amazing to me. But there aren't enough hours in a day to look up everything that interests me. 
I can see where I'll be when (if?) I retire... 
yep:




Monday, January 30, 2017

To fellow Fitbit users:

If you use a fitbit, sign up here to get points and win stuff just for moving!! 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

#micropoetry

~

'hate you 'cause you like him' she says

'hate you 'cause you don't like him' he says

'can't we all just get along?' I says

~

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Word of the Day Quiz: Dec 2, 2016

Word of the Day Quiz: Dec 2, 2016: Do you know Soliloquize from Heartsease? Take our quiz on the words from the last week of November 2016 to find out!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ode to a new love...


As much as I love you, Dearest, I have found a new (subscription) love.  

No, no, I'm not leaving you but I hope you can accept the fact that I'm seeing someone else. 

If you can, indeed, bear to share me with another I believe we can have a lasting relationship.
But the truth is, my heart (and my stomach) now truly belongs to

H.R. has plied me with the sumptuousness of 

TURNIP NOODLES

with Toasted Walnut Pesto
and

ROOT RISOTTO

with Thyme Apple Butter.

I have experienced desserts such as 
Sweet Potato

CACAO MOUSSE

and
Coconut Carrot

CAKE BITES

topped with the most decadent

I've even snacked on
Almond Chickpea

COOKIE DOUGH

the likes of which any Ingénue would gladly indulge upon to 
salve a broken heart.

Therefore, dear one, I must devote my attention (and pocket book) to my New Love.  I will visit you from time to time if that is your want but I must, in all honesty, apprise you of where you do stand.
 
You stand firmly behind Hungry Root.

yours fondly,
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Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year: Xenophobia

Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year: Xenophobia: At Dictionary.com we aim to pick a Word of the Year that embodies a major theme resonating deeply in the cultural consciousness over the prior 12 months. This year, some of the most prominent news stories have centered around fear of the “other.” Fear is an adaptive part of human evolutionary history and often influences behaviors and perceptions on a subconscious level. However, this particular year saw fear rise to the surface of cultural discourse. Because our users’ interest in this overarching theme emerges so starkly for one specific word in our trending lookup data, xenophobia is Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year. The word xenophobia is actually relatively new, and only entered English in the late 1800s. It finds its roots in two Greek words, xénos meaning “stranger, guest,” and phóbos meaning “fear, panic.” Dictionary.com defines xenophobia as “fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers.” It can also refer to fear or dislike of customs,