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A Friendly Tip from Auntie Beldame

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Never eat bacon the night before you go to have your cholesterol checked.

  
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Sneaking Around with Journey and Night Ranger, or: Happy Birthday, Dave.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Today would have been my brother's 55th birthday.
In honor of this, I would like tell the story about one of the best Christmas presents I ever received:
When I was in middle school, my holy-roller Christian school had a strict "No Secular Music" policy that my mom applied at home. Therefore, all of my rocking out was surreptitious and covert; everything I had on tape was recorded off the radio or from borrowed record albums (which I used to sneak in to the house by wedging them in the track of the storm/screen on the outside of my bedroom window.)
Right before Christmas that year, my parents and I went to my brother's house for dinner. Before we left, he took me aside and told me to check my coat pockets when I got home. When I did, I found two cassette tapes wrapped Christmas paper: Journey "Frontiers" and Night Ranger "Midnight Madness."
Joy to the World for me that year was having real tapes with actual liner notes and everything, and goes a long way to explain why I always thought (and still think) that my brother was the coolest thing since sliced bread.

  


Fad Diets

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Interesting article on io9 today:
http://io9.com/10-types-of-diet-books-th
at-prove-you-cant-eat-anything-1654378939

I'm going to print this out an make some copies, so that the next time some paleo enthusiast starts happing about garlic-encrusted cabbage as a snack I can just had it to them and walk away.

  


On Razors

Monday, November 10, 2014

Occam's Razor, also known as the Law of Economy or the Law of Parsimony:
Plurality should not be posited without necessity, or: of two competing theories, the simpler explanation of an entity is preferred.

Hanlon's Razor:
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Full disclosure: the only reason I managed to slog through Philosophy 101 in college was because I knew all the words to Monty Python's "Philosopher's Song."
"Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: I drink therefore I am."

  


An Inspirational Statement.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Hello, hip bones! Long time, no see!

  


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