Morning Ramblings

I’ve been up since before 5 am.  I’m anxious, but I don’t know why. My immediate thought is that it’s due to my prep work, which has been moving rather smoothly.  I’ve mentioned before that I like to update my lecture materials, and given that I’m teaching a couple of courses that I’ve not taught…

NaNoWriMo – Maybe?

Feeling a tad better, but that’s not saying much.  In ten hours (if not less), I’ll probably feel crappy again. The Circle of Life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I’ve been wanting to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, but I don’t have the slightest clue as to what I’d do.  For those not…

This Seat of Mars

With all of the noise about Mars and its proximity to the Earth, I figured that I’d spend a few moments trying to see what all of the fuss was about. So, I dug out my trusty Parisian binoculars, which were made either during the First World War, or shortly thereafter (eh, they work), and…

A Classmate

I learned, completely by accident, that a high school classmate passed away two weeks ago. We had one class together – Advanced Biology – and while we were cordial and even shared a joke or two, I don’t think that we ever shared another word once the course ended. Her obituary indicated that she led…

Vroom-Vroom, Part Deux

In our last thrilling episode, my car was on the verge of doing something awful . . .

Vroom-Vroom

Eight days ago, I got up and went through my usual ritual as I prepared to go to work.  Once in the car, I put in the key and turned it . . .

Drinks and Glasses

The Ellis cordial now belongs to the ages.  The Little Lady consumed the last of it with gusto, then promptly turned to me and ask for more. So, I made a new batch but this time I made a significant change: I used a bag of frozen mixed berries, rather than fresh blackberries.  The only…

Hello!

Greetings! I’m Dr. Furious, a not-so-evil (but getting there) genius who has turned to blogging as a means of self-expression, introspection, and frankly, having a life. I’m starting off with the Retro Mac theme because I have to confess it’s pretty darn cool.  I’ve never owned a Mac or used one for more than 90…