Because of the snow I headed out to work late. Stopped to get some things to make for dinner, walked out of the store with my bag around my wrist and both hands in my pockets as I walked through ankle deep slush. Slipped on some ice, took a face-dive into a large puddle, said "screw it" and went back home to watch some episodes of The Office.
This was a fun comment thread about which phrases should be banned from the english language. My first thought was “at the end of the day”, and it appeared in the first comment.
Migratory birds fly in a “vee formation” to take advantage of the updraft created by the leading bird.
Reading a novel changes your brain. For example, reading a book about perfume or coffee activates the part of your brain that experiences scents. Although I’m not much of a non-fiction reader, I highly recommend Tom Robbins’ “Jitterbug Perfume” as a great read that will activate this sense. I think it may be my favorite novel ever.
XKCD has a comic today that mentions a “Marine Biology Center”. I couldn’t figure out why it looked so strange to see the phrase, until I realized I never see the term used anywhere except when referring to my business. I googled it and it seems to appear in only one place.
I used to love debating issues like theism and evolution. But I don't bother with those topics any more, and I'd add human-caused climate change to that list of topics. One side is so obviously wrong that I can't take it seriously any longer, so I don't waste my time on it. Still, this hour-and-a-half debate between Bill Nye the Science Guy and creationist nutcase Ken Ham is a lot of fun to watch.
Here’s a map of all 3,313 bigfoot sightings in the United States and Canada between 1921 and 2013.
I haven't watched a full Super Bowl game since the Patriots lost to the Bears in 1986. I have to admit to a little bit of schadenfreude at seeing those guys in orange who make millions of dollars a year make complete fools of themselves.