To those of you who do celebrate, may you have a fulfilling weekend of observances, and to the rest of you... I'll see you in the candy aisle.
And now for my weekly contribution to the Scattered Life Collective.
Current time: 4:18 a.m. Another early one for me.
Out the window: The snow is almost all gone, and the precipitation in the forecast is of the rainfall variety. Hallelujah.
On the menu: On Sunday I will be celebrating my birthday (a few days early, so don't tell anyone) with dinner at my parents' house, and I've heard a rumour there might be lobster and lemon meringue pie involved. Oh my.
Watching: This video of two Dutch women flying for the very first time is equal parts hilarious and touching. One of them could not be more excited, and the other is terrified. The result is heartwarming.
- Seeing a baby tortoise. It was smaller than my palm and alarmingly cute. Also, I learned that all tortoises are turtles, but not all turtles are tortoises. I'm sure that random trivia will come in handy at some point.
- Having a giggle with my mom. We were at the grocery store and I asked her if they sold A535. She told me to look in the automotive department. Huh? She thought I meant WD40.
- Connecting with people on Twitter.
- Deleting my Facebook account very shortly after creating it, because it didn't feel right for me.
- Buying seeds to start some basil and parsley indoors.
- Adjusting to life without "regular" TV. No more channel surfing. More time for books.
Around and About:
- On the merits of being bored and cooped up
- The surprising science of yawning (Side note: For me, yawning can be a sign of an oncoming migraine, and the book, The Migraine Brain, confirms that this is common.)
- Six landscapes shaped by volcanoes
- Cat cafe will be a first for Vancouver
- Photographs taken inside of instruments
- Goat towers: An idea whose time has come
- Banksy thought to be behind Cheltenham artwork
That's all for this week.