Gratitude & Grief

Life is always a mixture of the bitter and the sweet, the dark and the light, the gratitude and grief.  I admit that I often focus on the bitter parts to the exclusion of all else.  That is in large part due to the fact that a large portion of my 20’s and almost all of my 30’s have been spent dealing with one crisis or another and, last year, dealing with death after death.  That, and the way that people treat you, tends to color one’s outlook on the world a bit.  Depression doesn’t help either.

That being said, this year is turning out to be one of the best in a long time.  Despite losing Bucky last week, things seem to be looking up for us.

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The Animals of the Internet Speak Their Minds

Some of these have been kicking around on my hard drive for a while and I think it’s time they come out to play.  Some of them are just too good to keep to myself.

grumpy cat dementor

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This made me laugh

In lieu of content at the moment, I bring you this.

owl delivery
I don’t blame you, Hedwig.

We’ll have actual content later.  This is my first day off in a week and Geoff has been working for over a week straight without a break.  But, we have stuff and things to blog about, it’s just going to be a little while.

More later-



Other news of the fun and weird

In the process of doing some research into foods and beverages of the Middle Ages, I made a fascinating discovery.  There may be some historical truth behind the beverage “Butterbeer” from the Harry Potter books and films.  I am guessing that J.K. Rowling probably had heard of the old beverage called Buttered Beere, which was literally beer that had been flavored with butter and spices and served hot.  I made some tonight using a white lager as a base and it turned out beautifully.   I hope to do some more experimenting and see what kind makes the best buttered beer.



Calling Harry Potter fans

This video popped up yesterday elseweb and it cracked me up.  See how many references you can catch.  Other than the obvious, and not so obvious, Harry Potter references there are references to other fun random cult classic type stuff.

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