Friends, with the wind chill, it is currently -40° where I live, as I type this. Notice I didn’t put F or C next to that temperature. It’s so cold that Fahrenheit and Celsius have met on a spot so low on the thermometer, it’s ridic that it even exists.
Happy Burns Night! January 25th is, in Scotland, known as Burns Night. It’s when we celebrate our beloved bard, Robert Burns; it’s a celebration involving haggis, neep, tatties and considerable amounts of whisky. So logic would dictate that the following soup involve haggis, and well, everyone has boundaries. Mine involve having haggis soup. Continue reading
Make yourself a mug of hot cocoa, or maybe a hot toddy, and let’s jump right into some of this week’s news stories.
This week, Scotland has big news, Pakistan protests drones, Katie Couric gets a new job, and racism is everywhere. Continue reading
Before anyone wonders why there isn’t a unicorn up for grabs (or a certain Time Lord, for that matter), I checked with the post office and sending unicorns and Time Lords is prohibited. I checked. I looked for loopholes, but alas, none were to be found. Continue reading
It’s been a few weeks since we last covered science news, so I tried to just hit the highlights. What sort of highlights, you might ask? Pink planets, baby orangutans, the olinguito (obviously), and a bear hoedown. Get ready for the awesomeness! Continue reading
The news is a lot of the same ol’ same ol’. But at least we discovered that Lululemon pants are just as overpriced as we thought!
Oh my. At long last, on a somewhat soggy Sunday afternoon, I have found myself with time enough to write a review of Brave. Or at least, with time to write about the film while Juniper Junior talks me through everything in his Brave book.
We saw the Olympic Torch! And my excitement over this is having a let’s-take-this-outside moment with my “feelings” about the Olympics. Continue reading
HEY Y’ALL. Buckle up, because today we’re off to what is arguably the best country in the world–that’s right, Scotland! Camera Obscura, named for a fantastic tourist destination in Edinburgh, is here to knock your bobby sox off. Continue reading
Burns Night has not long been upon us and so I thought a little introduction to Scotland might be enjoyed. By little introduction, I mean lots of little introductions to some of the things that make Scotland what it is. Uh, by the way, I’m Scottish, in case that wasn’t already evident, and I live here, too. Continue reading
The 39 Steps was the first Hitchcock thriller I ever saw. As part of my father’s epic plan to make me a cultured member of society (a plan that also included road-trip re-tellings of the plots to Guys and Dolls and Hello Dolly), he borrowed the classic thriller from our town library and sat my sister and I in front of the TV. Continue reading