I’ve just deactivated my Facebook profile, so what do I do to ease the withdrawal? Read about Facebook withdrawal. There’s a really interesting article from LiveScience that explains that while Facebook triggers pleasure in the brain similar to that of cocaine or other drugs, it doesn’t quiet the part of the prefrontal cortex responsible for… Read More Goodbye, Facebook! For now…
Now that Christmas decorations have been stowed and the surprisingly calm (for me) Mardi Gras season has begun, things have calmed down, and we’ve been able to focus on more mundane, non-family-related projects. As usual, Palmer did an excellent job decorating the mantle. I’ve been up to my usual crafty shenanigans, at least for this… Read More Seedlings and projects and ethics, oh my!
Yeah, I’m a little bit late on this one. I’ve been a little bit late for a while. Anyway, I’ve been thinking about what I want to do with this blog and with my year in general because, you know, that’s what one does this time of year. I only made one formal resolution: Read… Read More It’s 2017. In other news, I read a book.
Awwww what? A post? Gah, it’s been a long time. Yes, this does mean your Very Favorite Blog is coming back, and SOON! I just need a minute to sort things out. So this page is gonna look silly for a few days until I get everything looking and working like I want it (note… Read More But wait, there’s more!
Yeah, yeah, it’s been a while. We’ve had a couple of false starts, but we’re going to get back on track…right? The truth is that I haven’t been reading much lately. Hardly anything, really. In my defense, I’ve been busy. Besides work, I’ve started a second round of grad school (this one is Thesis Monster-free!),… Read More Let’s try this again…
See, I told you I’d eventually come to my senses. After taking off a little more than 6 months, I’m bringing the blog back. Why, you ask? Because it’s (about to be) a new year – and all I have to do is work, raise a puppy, and start library school! Wait. The actual answer:… Read More I’m baaaaaack!
I made a few changes to the blog to accommodate posts that don’t involve books, and I haven’t written even one non-book post since. Until now. You, dear readers, have been underinformed about dog-related happenings, and it’s time to rectify that situation. Zelda went to the dog park in Longview, TX. Which wouldn’t be so… Read More Non-Book Update Time (of course it’s mostly about the dog)
Here we are at the beginning of another year. As usual, I read Lots of Things last year, and I plan to do the same in 2015. Here’s what I read in 2014, formatted as always: bold means I really liked it, italics means I hated it, and plain ol’ text means it was good… Read More 2014: The Year in Books
The various end-of-the-year holidays are always exciting, but for me, it’s all just a build-up to Christmas. It’s been so long since I’ve lived in New Orleans now that it’s eclipsed Mardi Gras in my Hierarchy of Awesome Holidays, and I start looking forward to it once the first Fall cold snap hits. Speaking of… Read More Yay Christmas! (And we survived Thanksgiving.)
At the beginning of this year, I made the decision to stick with book-themed posts rather than make my random deviations into food and photography, and, well, I’m breaking that rule here because I want to Share the Wealth. Alligators are Zelda’s very favorite treat. She pricks up her ears every time she hears the… Read More (Dog) Food: How to make Alligators!