Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Therein Lies the Theremin

Now here's something I never thought I'd see...

But why are they inside Russian dolls?  It's because the inventor, Leon Theremin, was Russian. I wonder what they did with the tiny and tinier dolls.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Ode to Tuesday

I wake to you with neither hope nor sorrow,
Before my eyes to the clock, I know your name.    
It’s not Monday! At last it is tomorrow!
A day has passed since my least favorite came.
Tuesday, you have a light refreshing presence,
A newness ‘specially salient around nine;
Something about the way the sun is innocent
The quality of light has evanescence,
I secretly wish that you were only mine.
You tell me all the things that Monday meant.

Motivated by the mission of the day, 05/25/12

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Soda Pop, Naturally

Photo is from linked blog.
A delightful friend I haven't met, Cherish, is learning to make soda pop. Who knew the drink has its origins as a naturally produced drink?

"Not Dabbling in Normal" knew so I'm linking to their blog of natural soda pop recipes. 

Mix your ingredients, add yeast, wait a few days for it to get fizzy, pour it over ice. Natural carbonation results from the early stages of fermentation; you simply halt the process before the concoction becomes an acoholic beverage. I believe I'll start with the ginger-ale.  This may be the treat of summer 2012: Here's the blog of recipes.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

How to Match Up Socks by Ojeano

Matching up socks takes time and can be a little tedious. Try this technique - so simple it'll blow your socks.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Concerted Effort Necessary for Forward Motion

On separate seas
one sails to azure seas and white sand beaches
the other
is going
to Alaska
some of those big crabs.

The sail,
the motor
the fore
the aft
the keel
the cleat
the winch
and the Pacific garbage patch the size of Texas
ponder the weight
their existences in the dire straits.