Work, work, work. I love working. Free time is good, too, because I have a lot of projects to labor on at home, but I find industrious leisure even more satisfying when it’s married to steady, paid employment. And if a job is less than dreamy? Well. At least it’s fodder for my fiction. Or, [...]
My family just finished our annual series of holiday science experiments. Watch them! Better yet, duplicate them with your family! The balloon rocket, soda bottle ‘scuba’ diver, and flashlight ‘laser’ target practice are my favorites. In case you’re feeling doubly ambitious, here are eight more festive experiments:
Well. When I made that earlier post, I was of the opinion that our day wouldn’t get any more interesting. My mistake! Bastian just kept the lols rofling all through the evening. While he was in the bath, he cheerfully remarked, “I’m made of meat!” I was simultaneously alarmed and impressed. Way to go, little [...]
This morning, I took Bastian to get flu shot #1 of 2, and he wowed the nurse by not only watching the injection, but by thanking her for helping his body fight germs. She gave him extra stickers. He’s already looking forward to flu shot #2 of 2 next month. When I dropped him back [...]
2010 has been a weird, wild rollercoaster of a year for me, and somewhere along the way, I’ve become prolific. I write constantly these days, and to my complete surprise, I write a lot of non-fiction. To my complete joy, there’s a little science in everything I write. It’s a bit early for a re-cap [...]
I spent yesterday evening interviewing Bastian. Because he’s four years old, I started small by asking him what he’d seen, heard and done during the day. He told me about an argument he’d had with a friend: “I just had to walk away, mom. He wasn’t listening and that made me upset.” Bastian’s exact words. [...]
We celebrated my thirtieth birthday for nearly three weeks. Nineteen days, technically. All because my husband is sweet and sentimental and really brilliant at surprises. Here’s how it went down: On the actual anniversary of my birth, I begged off work and my husband spent the day surprising me with treat after treat.
I’ts been a long time since I blogged about anything other than science or my tweets (including weekday science tweets). For that matter, it’s been a long time since I read any blogs on topics other than publishing, art, science or politics. I’d apologize for that, but I’d be bullshitting you. I enjoy being less [...]