there was an event at work today about dental health. kids could show off their tooth-brushing skills on plush animals with people teeth. a cute idea, but frankly. I find these things creepy.
it’s either a decoy so you don’t get eaten by zombies, or a hat that says “I’m wicked smaht.” it could go either way.
a week or so ago, I brewed up some homemade culturing medium and poured it into some petri dishes. after they set, I smeared the left side with a swab from the air filter in the bedroom, and the right side with some mold growing on an orange; then I placed them in various spots around the house. here’s the results.
(this is the sort of thing that happens at my house sometimes.)
I could not make up my mind which picture I liked better, so there are two.
first, we have Dino. he is an Uromastyx
lizard. they aren’t naturally this color, but he sure is a handsome guy, isn’t he?
and this is Taco. she is a three-banded armadillo. this is the first time I’d really seen an armadillo close up, and she is surprisingly adorable. especially when she runs. in fact, an armadillo running may be one of my new favorite things.
no, I have not forgotten about this little project. R was just a pain in the butt. it’s a little abstract but this is the best I’ve seen, so I’m using it and moving on to S, which should be easier.
when you think about it, the whole idea of men giving chocolate to women as a romantic gift is a little weird.
this was the only visible meter on either side of the street. the city claims they’re going to start collecting for meters again on Wednesday. I suspect most of them will still be buried, so then what?
we went snowshoeing along the Charles today, and spotted this note on a railing. poor Jim.
usually this little vignette on our porch looks peaceful and inviting. today, it just looks cold.
seems I over-paid my car loan, so I got this refund. I’ll try not to spend it all in one place.