Gosh-Garnet! It’s Time for January’s Birthstone.

Now this is a stone that a biologist can really love: the name “garnet” does not refer to just one stone, but to a series of several species (yes! Species! I told you biologists would love it) of stone, each one similar, and yet unique, in their formation and chemical structure. Oh January, January, you […]

Open Thread

Wednesday Night Open Thread

Did you have fun with the colors?  Are you having a good week?  Or are you just glad that the weekend is on the horizon?  If Tuesday is Delurkification Day, then I am declaring Wednesday to be All the Answers Day.  Take this opportunity to ask us, or your fellow commenters, anything you want to […]

Tuesday Trivia

Tuesday Trivia: All the Pretty Colors

As you may or may not know, I am in the middle of a big, fat bathroom makeover. For me, the best part of any room decorating project is choosing a color palette. I am that person who will show you three different shades of white and ask which one looks better with this blue. […]

Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: 3/3

A classic box of 64 Crayola crayons has found it’s way home to my house. I love that the box, and for the most part, the colors, haven’t changed since I was a kid. I instinctively go for the color “sea green” every time