National Geographic

I made an impulse buy at the grocery store today.  I couldn't resist the current issue of National Geographic.  The Evan Ratliff article, Taming the Wild, with photography by Vincent J. Musi is definitely worth a read.  It details a very interesting study being done regarding genetics in wild animals.  Can a tame wild animal be bred?  The answer, at least in terms of foxes, appears to be yes. 

After doing a little research, I figured out that there are quite a few people out there with foxy pets.  Check out:


It's official: I am a big Gleek.

I am not very good at TV, but thanks to a little thing Al Gore invented called "the internet" I am able to stay up-to-date on Glee.  I am not a Belieber but was even enjoying last week's Bieber-related episode.

Though nothing really compares to their rendition of Dog Days are Over.


Fur hat. I need one.

I have an event coming up very soon that requires some (a lot) of the following things:
  • Fur real or faux (I choose faux)
  • Carhart clothing 
  • Snowmobile-type clothing
  • Blaze orange
  • Apparel made from animals - horns, bones, ew.
I don't really own any of these items, but I generally am "in it to win it" so I feel like I should at least dip my toes in the water of rural MN beer-fest wear.  I have decided to start with a hat. . .

During my fur hat research, I stumbled across a place called SpiritHoods - they take faux fur headwear very seriously.  Unfortunately their prices reflect this.  Sadly, no spirit hood for me :(

Oh weird. It's snowing (again).

Over the last 24 hours the Twin Cities got dumped on (again) - This time to the tune of some 17"of snow. Thankfully it's President's Day, so traffic was manageable for those of us unlucky enough to not have the day off.  No planes are going in or out of MSP.  Once again, it is time to dig out.


Craig Damrauer, I like your prints.

The New Math of Relationships

The New Math of Relationships: Argument

The New Math of Relationships: Laughter

The New Math of Relationships: Hindsight

Baby Monkey No. 6

Sharon Montrose never ceases to amaze me.  Her newest offering, Baby Monkey No. 6 on 20x200 is perhaps the cutest thing ever. EVER.

Etsy love: Yellena

I love the color and detail of these pen and ink drawing prints by Yellena James.



Westminster Dog show winner is local!

Minnesota: 1
Everywhere else: 0
In terms of things that truly matter, MN just scored a big victory: Hickory, the Scottish Deerhound that won best in show at this year's Westminster Dog Show is a local dog.  Go MN.

In related news the New York Times has a kick-ass Best of Breed Interactive. 


I Spilled. . .

Today I spilled: 
Item: Panera Mint Crinkle cookie
Where: Shirt, pants, chair.
Damage done: Powdered sugar everywhere.  Darn you, tasty messy cookie treat.


Dog show!

I love me some critters in costume, and yesterday had some pretty awesome ones strutting their stuff at the New Yorker Hotel.  The event was to benefit Angel on a Leash - a non-profit dedicated to buying leashes for angels so they stop flying away and shit  creating dog therapy programs.  Here are some of my favorite dressed-up doggies:

Phil Collins Day.

Happy Phil Collins Day.  No seriously.  It really is Phil Collins Day.


Happy Cute Friday.

When you type "cutest picture ever" in to Google Image Search, the following images show up.


Space Unicorn - You are magical.

Words can't express how brilliant this video is.

I Heart Randall, Animal Narrarator.

The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger (original narration by Randall)

The Majestic Lion (original narration by Randall)

According to my sister:

- I am mean, because I pointed out to her that a 5-day trip to Hawaii from the east coast is actually only a 3-day trip book-ended by 2 full days of travel.
- I am a bad blogger. Okay, she is probably right on this one.
- I never come visit her - therefore reinforcing that I am mean.