Monthly Archives: August 2010

Belle, Day 4

Belle, playing with Lambie

Photo by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N900.

Thurs 08.05.10 – Belle, after being quite lovely and quiet this week, decided to step up & out in noise and activity level this afternoon and evening. I used the Nokia N900 to take this photo, as I like the grain when the light is a bit low.

Tidbits :: Thursday August 5, 2010

Terry Gross’ Fresh Air had two great interviews in the last week, go listen to the podcasts:
Ousted Evangelical Reflects On Faith, Future: “If you haven’t changed your mind ever, pinch yourself, you may be dead.”
Queen’s Brian May Rocks Out To Physics, Photography
Restoring the Paradise that Saddam Destroyed: “Saddam Hussein drained the unique wetlands of southern Iraq as a punishment to the region’s Marsh Arabs who had backed an uprising. Two decades later, one courageous US Iraqi is leading efforts to restore the marshes. Not even exploding bombs can deter him from his dream.”


Much as ‘staycation‘ is a neologism of the last two years due folks staying home rather than traveling for vacation, this week I coined a new word with ‘quietcation’.
Quietcation is when you have a lovely staycation at home while your family members and pets go off on a travel vacation and you stay at home in blessed silence.
My brother is currently having a quietcation while his girlfriend is on holiday with her friends in Arizona and Belle (aka Poopy McPooperson the Carpet Defacer) is staying with Scruffy and I. I hope my brother enjoys his time of quiet.