Jeremy and Jennifer and Harrison and Emma came over last night to test a candidate dish for Friend Thanksgiving. (The test was very successful, by the way: Caprial's fantastic smoked salmon chowder.) At the end of the evening, Harrison (nearly four) and Emma (just two), in pajamas, chased each other around and around and around the kitchen, laughing and cackling, bursting with childish vigor. Jenn says she can't remember being that rambunctious as a child. I can.
Jeff and Tony and I used to play the same games: chasing each other and squealing and loving every minute of it -- we had no cares in the world. Now our adult version of this game is sitting around Custom Box, telling stories and insulting each other.
It's been a few weeks since I shared interesting links. You didn't have anything else to do today anyhow, right? (As usual, many of these links were found at the in-decline-but-still-fun Metafilter.)
- Feeling angry?
- Information on two of next summer's movies: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (more info here and here, annotations of the comic books here) and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (more here), an adaptation of Patrick O'Brian's seafaring yarns.
- I've mentioned this before: Strong Bad is almost as funny as Time Cube. Almost.
- An article on biologist Ancel Keys, a man who has had a profound effect on nutritional theory.
- Through the Eyes of a Child: photography from children between the ages of five and sixteen.
- Jump the Shark: when did your favorite television show lose its luster? (Some shows never did.)
- Ask a Scientist
- Pam may have an eidetic memory, but mine's quite poor. Perhaps this link can help.
- Flash-based Rubik's Cube.
- The Periodic Table of the Elements set to Gilbert & Sullivan's "I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major-General"? Yes!
- My new Macintosh isn't nearly as fun as this Mac, which has had its keyboard replaced by a 1923 Underwood typewriter.
- From the sports department: How to Explain the Rules of Cricket and The American Soccer History Archives.
- The all-Louisiana version of Atlas Shrugged.
- weeklydv.com: a weekly contest for amateur creators of digital video.
- And, finally, kite aerial photography featuring 360-degree panoramas!.
Mac and Pam are hosting game night tomorrow. We're supposed to arrive in costume, but I haven't any ideas. We're already doing costumes for next month's Harry Potter premier. I'm not fond of costumes in the first place, so trying to find two suitable disguises in one month is testing the limits of my resourcefulness!
On this day at foldedspace.org
2006 — By Your Request... In which I ditch my plans to remodel this site and return to the format that you all know and love.
2005 — In Praise of Autumn In which I reminisce about autumns past.
2004 — Steller's Jay In which Kris and I are becoming birdwartchers — we love the Steller's Jays.
2003 — By Any Other Name... In which I would smell as sweet.