Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday Stuff on the Way to Other Stuff: Up And At' Em

      The Brick is home. (Lovely.) Working on some stuff. Finishing other stuff.  Nose to the grindstone, I guess.
           Not much else to say -- some weeks are like this. 



Let the Crafting Chicks tell you how to do this -- click on their name fir nire,


Better those flowers than THIS...right? (Thanks GIPHY for expressing it so well.)

Meanwhile:

House poor to debt free in three years.  (From Making Sense of Cents) They should have paid more attention to something like this:

An incredible tiny home, designed and built by a single mom and her teenaged daughter. All right, girls!

The University of Iowa must let Christian student groups back on campus. A very interesting ruling...particularly when you read why.

Five frugal things for your food budget.  (From Living Richly in Retirement)

Ten 'unsolvable' unsolved mysteries -- disappearances.

Virginia's blackface scandals . If we're going to punish everyone who did this, though, there is a very long list of celebrities who also used blackface, including Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.
    Not to mention Laura Ingalls Wilder's father. (Look it up.) Then again, she's no longer considered worthy of an award honoring her work...

The Lost Ship In the Desert.  A very strange California lost treasure legend. (Be sure to read the comments on this post -- making it extra weird.) Plus:

A story from a man who said he had actually touched the ship.

A Knights Templar tunnel, only rediscovered in 1994.

A personal look at experiencing Michigan's Polar Vortex. Just a look at the Eben Ice Caves video on this post is worth it, though I wonder: does giving someone a name -- particularly a dramatic one -- make it sound more eventful?  (From Misadventures of Widowhood)

"It's never a mistake to stand up for what you believe in:" VP Pence. I admire the heck out of this guy.

Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles. This sounds terribly exotic. Really, all you need, though, is peanut butter -- and some loose peanuts. (I'd use almonds.)  Thanks, Hundred Dollars A Month.


Aliens? Creatures from another planet? Check out these strange intruders. (From Moving with Mitchell)

A 22-foot long iconic Western painting...found stashed in a janitor's closet. (From Artnet)

A man plans to sue his parents for giving birth to him without asking his permission first. I am not making this up. He should talk to the guy who had to be evicted by his parents -- maybe they can form a hate group or something.

The blue-skinned people of Troublesome Creek.  (From Atlas Obscura, one of the stranger places on the internet)


'Stained glass' windows -- with fabric, hot water and cornstarch.  (Thanks, Dresden Lane, for this unusual idea.)

A man plans to sue his parents for giving birth to him without asking his permission first. I am not making this up. He should talk to the guy who had to be evicted by his parents -- maybe they can form a hate group or something.

"We're living on 10% of our Silicon Valley income." A good reminder that money isn't everything -- time and freedom are much more valuable.

The head of a crypto currency exchange has died -- but no one else knows how to access his password to unlock customers' accounts. This seems impossible -- but $190+ million is at stake.

Ten best protein-rich foods to help you lose weight.

Polar vortex essentials -- how to stay warm, no matter what.  (From Survive and Thrive)


A lock of George Washington's hair? $35,000...$35,763.60, to be exact, via Alexander Hamilton's family line. Note: the Father of Our Country was a redhead! (Or at least auburn)



Keep a failure resume -- it not only keeps you humble, but helps you do better (or at least take a different approach) the next time.

Chicken gnocchi soup. A copycat version of Olive Garden's. Oh my.  (From Creme de la Crumb, via Thrifty Mom in Boise)
























Have a good week.



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