Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
While it was quiet this morning, I wandered around my building. The sound of silence was lovely.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
cartoon by David Horsey
After 146 years in circulation, the Seattle P-I printed its last edition today. I guess it's the wave of the future and I expect more newspapers will suffer the same fate. But who wants to curl up on the couch with their cup of coffee and read a monitor ? I'm not a fan of the other Seattle newspaper, so I guess my paper purchase will now be the NY Times.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
The flakes falling right now are so huge...
... and it's heavy, wet snow - look at our poor phallic-looking tree !
Hope it's nice where you are !
Friday, March 13, 2009
In honor of today, here are five Friday the 13th facts:
1. Fear of Friday the 13th — one of the most popular myths in science — is called paraskavedekatriaphobia as well as friggatriskaidekaphobia. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.
2. Many hospitals have no room 13, while some tall buildings skip the 13th floor and some airline terminals omit Gate 13.
3. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th day of any month and would never host 13 guests at a meal. Napoleon and President Herbert Hoover were also triskaidekaphobic, with an abnormal fear of the number 13.
4. Mark Twain once was the 13th guest at a dinner party. A friend warned him not to go. "It was bad luck," Twain later told the friend. "They only had food for 12." Superstitious diners in Paris can hire a quatorzieme, or professional 14th guest.
5. The number 13 suffers from its position after 12, according to numerologists who consider the latter to be a complete number — 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 apostles of Jesus, 12 days of Christmas and 12 eggs in a dozen.