Archive for the 'life' Category

per square mile

August 6th, 2011

Interesting infographics showing how much space the 6.9 billion people in the world would occupy if the world’s population lived in one city. (Each info graphic represents the population density of a different city.)

things that fall through the night while you sleep

August 5th, 2011

A few years ago I blogged about the NASA Asteroid Watch mailing list. Those bright guys at NASA would email you when an Asteroid or space debris came within sight of the Earth. Yeah, this ranks up there with the antigravity pen in terms of ideas to come out of NASA that weren’t so brilliant. […]

the house of infectious diseases

August 31st, 2010

School is back in session and we’re running ahead of schedule in our tour of childhood infectious diseases having missed the first half of Will’s first week due to viral pink eye in both eyes (and one of mine). I apparently also got the knock-you-dead-with-aches respiratory virus to go with it which he somehow missed. […]

save a life, spot a drowning

July 11th, 2010

My public service for the day – tips for spotting a drowning. May you never need to know this, but just in case you do.

two learnings about marathons

March 7th, 2010

When the IT band screams, running on it causes pain as bad as labor. IT band pain, too, goes in waves. And, just like labor pain, there reaches a point with IT band pain where the waves plateau and even the ebbs are like flows. Today that was about mile 18. I’ve done harder things […]

how embarrassing!

February 24th, 2010

I’ve been singing Steve Martin’s King Tut since I was 3 and only realized last week that it was written in response to the popularity of King Tut’s 1970s world tour. Head smack!

completing the hipster look: a ukulele!

January 12th, 2010

My, it has been a long time, hasn’t it? Truth be known, we’ve been the sickest ever this winter sampling each of Winter’s nasties. So, between flights of bedridden illness there was the obligatory frantic holiday shopping and crafting, booking of holiday trips, the attendance at holiday gatherings, avoidance of some due to flights of […]

there really is a santa!

December 22nd, 2009

We’ll be tracking Santa this year, as usual, using NORAD’s site. Read about the amusing origins of NORAD’s involvement.

uh… you can keep that blanket

November 17th, 2009

H1N1 (and seasonal flu) shots have been in short supply in the Bay Area. Certain clinics have them, but ours did not until we had the first bout of symptoms in the house. For the past three weeks, the kids have been taking turns being fluey. Sylvie started it three Tuesdays ago waking at 5AM […]

post halloween sugar low

November 2nd, 2009

We had a wild weekend. We kicked it off Thursday carving pumpkins. Doug and the kids made a totem pole. Our kitchen looked like there’d been a pumpkin massacre. (Which, yeah, I guess there was.) Friday, the two schools meant two parades and two parties. We let the kids eat candy for lunch and then […]

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