serendipitous reflections

Monday, May 30, 2011

Blast from the past

Doug just linked to the old Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy word game. I remember playing this to death, but never quite getting past one part. Maybe I need to go back and try it again...

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vegetable garden

Jeni and I planted a vegetable garden a few weeks ago. We bought a raised bed kit from Sam's. I have very little faith in the soil in our yard, mainly clay and sand, so I think the raised bed is a good way to go. When we mixed the soil we added in some compost from our compost bin. Well, the other day when I went out to check on the tomatoes, and squash, and jalapeno peppers (and the random eggplant we accidentally picked up), I noticed that there were all these little sprouts all over the bed. At first I though we had weeds galore. But apparently something from the compost is now in an ideal environment to grow and is taking advantage of it. I don't want whatever it is to overwhelm the plants we intentionally placed, but I'm also intensely curious to see what is growing. I think I'll let some grow that are away from the other plants, just to see what comes of it.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Shaped eggs

I'm adding heart-shaped eggs to my list of fun things to try. Or maybe a cube or pyramid.

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Friday, May 06, 2011

They're getting the band back together

The creative team behind the original Sandman series, Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg are doing a story in Hero Comics 2011 coming out in June. I don't really buy comics anymore. I won Tori Amos' Comic Book Tattoo a while back at a silent charity auction but really haven't had the time to sit down and enjoy it. I wanted to get Axe Cop's mini-series, but missed it so I'm waiting for the trade paperback/graphic novel version. But I may have to pick up Hero. I've always enjoyed Sam Kieth's work, and I think that Mike Dringenberg complements him so well, And well, Neil Gaiman goes without saying. So I borrowed a frame of this preview image for my desktop wallpaper for right now. No better reminder than that to make sure I pick this one up.

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