Sibley's Birding Basics
Girl in the Tangerine Scarf
The Venture Brothers
The Simpsons, Season 4
(Yeah, Santa's elves cranked out a sled-full of DVDs for us!)
Not Writing About. . .
How for the last 2 or 3 weeks, about half of the patrons in my library at any time seem to be new to us and new to the idea of a modern public library. There are computers, yet I cannot sit at two at once playing a game with myself? There are study rooms, but I'd rather be loud at a study table then spend time signing up for one. I have to have a library card "just" to use the computer? I can't use my cell phone? And, charmingly, upon receipt of our new edition of Connections in her newspaper, "I had no idea so much good stuff was going on here."
Another fine Xmas party: friends, food, Dan's wildly popular eggnog recipe, aluminum tree.
Good birdwatching on the River: winter wren, hybrid mallard-black duck, ruby-crowned kinglet.
Global warming and a mild winter in Virginia.
Blogger Beta, and wondering how these tags are going to work (Must. Use. Controlled Vocabulary!).
Some pirate game