Sunday, October 6, 2013

Monday Stuff On the Way to Other Stuff: Go Broncos!

Football is one of Autumn's greatest pleasures...especially our beloved University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and the Denver Broncos. (I'd love to brag about the CU Buffs...but about the only plowing-over they do is when Ralphie the buffalo charges onto the field at the start of the game. Sigh.)
     Crisp air, warm buttered popcorn -- and a close game against the Dallas Cowboys. You couldn't ask for a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile:

A curious interview with Bernie Madoff, back in May. His advice: stay away from hedge funds (they're accountable to few people), invest in index funds...and ask for your money back every two years, just to make sure your investments are actually there.

Musical clues may be the answer to a famous lost Nazi treasure.  Speaking of strange...


Ruins of a city emerge from the saltwater lake that's held it captive since 1985. Take a look at this Argentinian spot.

9 houses built for spite (and revenge sometimes).  (From Mental Floss)

A freak rockslide kills 5 Colorado hikers. A man, his wife, their teenaged daughter and two cousins died...but the couple's 13-year-old daughter survived. (She said her dad threw himself on top of her while the rocks were falling...and saved her life.)  Ironically, they were hiking toward a falls named for a girl who died while trying to climb Long's Peak.
     The funeral service was this weekend, with the daughter attending in leg cast and an arm in a sling. Poor girlie.



Strange (but interesting) ways to quit a job. Did they ever ask for a reference?



52 meatless meals to stretch your budget.  Including some interesting 'rock-bottom' dishes. One of these (the mushroom sub) brought me to a new-to-me-at-least blogger, Kimberly at Poor Girl Eats Well. This blog is crisp, delightfully written, and the recipes are amazing. I just wish she'd post more.

Still dealing with zucchini 'clubs?' The happy days of extra zukes are almost over, at least in my neck of the woods. But here's a delicious way to take care of them: zucchini potato pancakes. (You might actually regret not having them anymore.)

A serviceman reunited with his loving puppy....I love these happy videos.


Little peeks at everyday life in New York City, via the New York Times' Metropolitan Diary blogposts.

Bob Dylan's daughter is getting married. This one may surprise you -- I didn't even know he had kids, let alone six of them.

And last but not least, how to zombie-fy your nails for Halloween:



Have a great week.

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