Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Saturday, December 31, 2011

This is just to say...*

Everyone party responsibly and have a safe New Year's Eve!

*(Sorry, no poem, but you can read it here. The photo is from the company Christmas party; we're staying home to celebrate.)

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Look what was in the box the new printer came in

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Pod! The Pod!

I fear my title is misleading. Nothing really weird or creepy has emerged and it hasn't exploded.

Curiosity is about to overwhelm me. I finally went out and poked around on it. I'm afraid a few more rainy days and neighborhood kids or dogs might be the death of it, so I'm really hoping it survives to whatever level of development is next (maybe this is it). It's looking like a bad chocolate mousse or something, but has a rather powdery, soft texture. When I poked it, "dust" came out--spores, I expect. Here's a photo and I've tried a video. Apologies for the cinematography. It was quite bright out and the image in the view screen was difficult to see (now if I can figure out how to load the video with the iPhone). You might try viewing the video in full screen mode.

When I poke it, all the brown stuff seems to either release spores or it is all made up of bizillions of spores. It reminds me of the line Astronaut Dave says in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, so I paraphrase: It's full of spores!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bunny Pants and Pod Update

I just wanted to share this with you rabbit lovers out there. I found this pair of fleece pants at Target last year and couldn't pass them up.

The print features three bunnies wearing winter gear.

Two bunnies are wearing scarves.

The third bunny is wearing ear muffs.

I thought I really needed these bunny pants. In addition to being totally cute, they are warm and cozy on these cold winter nights. I would have gotten more than one pair, but this is the only pair they had. I think I was meant to have them.

For the pod watchers: no change that I can see. :-( Still debating whether to take matters into my own hands, but I'd like to see what happens naturally. There's also a bit of the Pandora's Box aspect to it that makes me want to leave it alone. I'll give it a few more days...

All this work and worry over the pod takes a lot out of me physically and intellectually. I think it's time to put on the bunny pants and have a nap.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pod Watch Continues

I haven't noticed much difference since the last post. I am really tempted to poke it or smash it, but I'd also like to see what happens if it is just left alone. However, if it just degrades into an eroded blob, I will be disappointed. Unfortunately, I think that is probably going to be the outcome. Here's the latest photo. Not much appears to be going on externally.