TGIF! – All about cushions… And Space!!

Ok, The post was originally all about cushions but look! It’s the 25th anniversary of Hubble! Here’s an awesome article about how much we’ve learned about our universe thanks to Hubble. A great Hubble pic that was also on Slashdot a while ago:

Now, on to regularly scheduled programming (I schedule all my posts the night before so The Hero has a fresh post to read for lunch everyday :-))


The Hero and I have finally decided that a larger space in the suburbs is better than a matchbox in the city. Did you know music teachers mostly teach via Skype these days (head shake) and since we found a non-international school nearby, we decided to go for it.

Now that we’re thinking about decorating our new place, here’s a thought that keeps popping up. Why do we need cushions? Ok, no, the question doesn’t keep popping up. I wanted to make something up so I could post this clip here… Have you watched Coupling? You should, if you can.

On the Slashdot front, I got a virtual kissie from my husband for sharing this story about other weirdos geeks like him who run Linux on a Mac.

On the frivolous front, I discovered this great style blog which has some theories about colours and contrasts as well as the usual makeup picking tips. By discovered, of course, I mean I binge read it one time.

This week’s geeky tidbit: Poe’s Law states that without disclaimers it’s impossible to distinguish a parody of extremism from the real thing. This came up when The Hero and I were debating whether or not the disclaimer was needed on the pimple post.

On the personal front, I’m counting down to my vacation which is starting feb 1st. Yay!

Finally, a rough draft of the illustration for Chotu’s next story. Picture was taken before giving the piece of paper to my coffee-friend at work. Her son loved the story. Yay! I’ll post the story and final illustration here on Monday for my other friends’ kiddos 🙂

TGIF! – Weekend Reads

I keep sharing links with The Hero through the week as I find something interesting. This week I figured I’d share them here and boost traffic over the weekend with my lovely readers. This week:

Geeky News:

ESA lands on a comet! How cool is that?

Slashdot’s doing a Q&A Rachel Sussman about her Oldest Living Things project. A quick slide show here.

Ladies Only:

Has it started raining pink rose petals yet? Has your husband shown an inability to lift his jaw back up lately? Have the neighbouring teenage boys stopped calling you aunty? No? You should wear the right bra size 😉

Serious Reads:

Who am I kidding? It’s the weekend!

Old Favourites from Simbly Bored:

I have the coolest mother-in-law. Like, ever!

The one time I played agony aunt I did it so well that no one ever wrote back with problems 😉


Photo blog I discovered recently. Thank you kind sir, for liking my posts! I love your blog!

Chotu fans, here’s his latest excavator/digger/backhoe loader obsession in case you want to fulfill your duty as NRI uncle/aunty. window shopping is my latest lunch time relaxation. Doesn’t hurt that they have new collections coming in so frequently.


My top reads

My top bookmarks in the geeky genre…

1. Slashdot: (obviously) actually have an account and once got mod points
2. Xkcd: I louve this stuff. Occasionally read the what if section too.
3. Smbc comics: physics, philosophy, aliens and atheism. Hard to not like.
4. The oatmeal: not necessarily geeky but definitely not for everyone.
5. Hyperbole and a half: No recent posts but the archives are fascinating. Again, not necessarily geeky but you can’t call Alot non-geeky either…

When I have the time I also read Wired and Mental Floss. Also Ars Technica.

So yes, I suppose I *am* a geek. I should probably stop denying it.