My dog is one of those dogs that always makes people say, “Why wouldn’t someone want her?” This basically translates to, “How did this calm, well-behaved, healthy dog end up in a shelter?” I have my theories, most of which involve elderly owners — or Maybelle chasing a deer across the rural Georgia county she came from. Once you see her lock onto some kind of prey animal, you can see how she might end up separated from her loving family. Read the rest of this entry »
and adoptable barnyard animals.
I blame Currier & Ives. Wouldn’t you want to live here? —–>
My addiction recently grew much more serious when I was introduced to landandfarm.com.
It won’t be long before I lose my job and am living out of my car because I can’t stop browsing all the quintessential New England farms that I want to live on, and then search for adoptable critters to fill up the barns and fields with. Read the rest of this entry »
A while back Bleacher Report founder Bryan Goldberg found himself in a bit of a PR nightmare when he announced he would be revolutionizing women’s media by creating a site that *gasp* put politics and hard news alongside beauty tips and fashion advice. Mostly people just laughed at him because clearly he hadn’t done any homework before launching Bustle.com, which would have shown the many thriving websites aimed at women. Among his competition is Jezebel. I’d forgotten all about Bustle because, well, I read Jezebel, Rookie, XOJane, Slate’s XX blog, and any number of other lady-focused sites. Today I confirmed that I was right to stay away. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite a while, but I’ve been a bad, bad blogger. Please thank my busy life and a desire to get away from computers at 5 o’clock sharp! So here it goes…
I got into the Game of Thrones craze a little late. There had already been a couple of seasons by the time I got around to learning about The Starks and the Dyer Wolves, and the Khaleesi. Like most people, I was immediately hooked. Then the Wendy Davis memes started…
It wasn’t the first time I’d thought about just how feminist a show/book Game of Thrones is, but I did start to consider it more seriously. There are a lot of boobs in Game of Thrones, but there are also a lot of bad ass women. Some of them are evil, most of them are awesome… all of them are worth talking about. Read the rest of this entry »
I love talented kids, and these two have so many great videos, but I decided to go with what I think is one of their originals.
I can’t help but find this whole thing completely entrancing…and a much better use of Solo cups than what we did with them in college.
I went to see Mumford & Sons last night at the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens (thanks to a friend with hookups). It’s a cool venue that holds about 17,000 people but there isn’t really a bad seat in the house, and it was the first concert at the stadium in years. I was expecting a super hipster crowd, but it looked more like a Dave Matthews Band concert (which made me stop and reevaluate my life choices) and just about as white bread as they come. Lots of Bros around, talking through the songs they didn’t know (which was basically anything slow and not on the radio…Bros are the worst). The venue was a lot like the one in the video below, and the guys did this same rendition of Springsteen’s classic… and had similar trouble getting the crowd to simmer down. Turns out the worst way to get a stadium full of caucasians to be quiet is to invoke Bruce. At Forest Hills we had to stop for a minute to wonder if the crowd was booing, but they were really just yelling “Bruuuuce!” (The name Mumford & Sons doesn’t lend itself to chanting.) My favorite part of this video is when the other people shush the “Wooers”
My favorite is the Boy Band Banjo dance sequence.
I rewatched this video lately and became re-obsessed with Glen Hansard and Lisa Hannigan.
We should come up with a name for the time of year when gardeners are completely overwhelmed with tomatoes and zucchini… you know, other than “July.” I also had some blueberries this month (thanks to a bush I bought with tons of berries already on it). I can hardly get to some of the plants in the raised beds. The zucchinis look like man-eating plants, even though I haven’t gotten a single yellow squash. The yellow squash were pretty spare last year as well. Anyone have any ideas on what I’m doing wrong? The plants look fine.
Cucumbers, peppers, and herbs are coming in as well. It’s a colorful harvest.
The flowers are all in full bloom, and there is no evidence of colony collapse around my house. The bees are plentiful and come in many varieties. The butternut squash vines are huge and though one of the squash succumbed to blossom end rot, there are more coming and I’m keeping a close eye. Read the rest of this entry »