Category Archives: humor

Green Faerie Dust

Minty Magic

A leprechaun would be very upset to be called a fairy. I never really considered Saint Patrick’s Day to be just for the little green men, though. For me, it was fair game to get excited about all magical creatures – mermaids, fairies, leprechauns, selkies, gnomes, giants, sphinxes, even invisible cats.


I grew up with some SERIOUS Irish roots on my mother’s side of the family. Saint Patrick’s Day was a big deal. One year, the leprachauns came into my room while I was sleeping, and arranged my Barbies on the floor to read “TEE-HEE.” Another year, I stayed up an hour past my bedtime, waiting in the playroom cupboard holding onto the string that would pull the pencil out from under the shoebox trap I had made, catching my green little friends inside.

My favorite Saint Paddy’s Day joke was the gallon of green milk I found one morning when I went to get a bowl of cereal. My mother must have used a lot of food coloring for that one.

And that yummy green milk.

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Be green. Be safe. Be Irish. :)


Friday Fail

Sorry guys. Between one thing and another (i.e. Chemistry and Anthropological Genetics), I failed to produce a legitimate post for today. So instead, I’ll just give you a pretty picture. We’ll call today “Photo Friday”, to make things sound more planned. But hey, at least I took the photo myself.

Have a relaxing weekend that includes lots of chocolate and quilted blankets. :)

Lacquerbird is Bacquerbird: 365 Drawings-a-Day Project


Project Gutenberg


3.5 Snow Days in Albuquerque…. really? Really?

Photo by August Allen

When I lived in Montreal, we got lots of snow and no snow days.

Growing up in Vermont, we got some snow and infrequent snow days.

Now living in New Mexico, we get a quarter of an inch of snow and 3.5 days of mayhem.

Anyone else notice a strange trend here?