Why a doorstop?

Rough wood doorstop with "Why" markered on top

(The doorstop is actually upside-down, and reads, “Gym”.)

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Bird of Prey

baby bib made from starry sky print calico, with Klingon Bird of Prey ship outline embroidered in green floss

Uncloaked!

Pureed pea and carrot torpedos fired, the ship is more visible!

Doooommm…

a meter-long icicle hangs from the roof join

roof’s leaking.

Here’s looking at you!

Face-on view of a bird grasshopper - Orthoptera: Acrididae, Schistocerca obscura

Face-on view of a bird grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae, Schistocerca obscura)

Illuminated

a small orb-weaver spider centered on a raindrop-spangled web strung across a shrub rose

a small orb-weaver spider centered on a raindrop-spangled web strung across a shrub rose

Brief bits of bliss

craggy pines on a foggy day

craggy pines on a foggy day

Cool thoughts

[Not-quite Wordless Wednesday]

M’s wisdom, via poetry magnets on our fridge:

word magnets reading, "We Value Information As Our Power"

word magnets reading, "We Value Information As Our Power"

Enough already!

Cold grey day with snow covering tree branches and ground

Cold grey day with snow covering tree branches and ground

Need CPR?

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1,393 page, 7.4 pound Biology textbook: $140

Self-referencing textbook diagram using said heavy tome to weigh down a Southern blot:   PRICELESS!

illustration with heavy biology textbook used to weigh down materials

illustration showing textbook used to weigh down materials

Pistol-packing gimpy gal

Last summer my daughter visited House on the Rock and took this photograph of a woman’s wooden leg (presumably stored in a cedar chest).  What I found intriguing was the storage compartment built above the knee to hide a Derringer pistol.  There’s gotta be a story behind that!

Velvet-lined case holding a wood transfemoral prosthesis with attached shoe.

Velvet-lined case holding a wood transfemoral prosthesis with attached shoe.

Sole Replacement

boot sole used as push-plate on shop door

boot sole used as push-plate on shop door

Set volume control to “Gravy”

4 cats on kitchen floor eating up dishes of chicken-in-gravy

4 cats on kitchen floor eating up dishes of chicken-in-gravy

Nevermind Easy Street — I’d settle for just Okay

A sucker for patterns

High Wire Act

an peach-colored orb-weaver spider balanced on a few silken threads

an peach-colored orb-weaver spider balanced on a few silken threads

Colorblind

A BLUE fabric shopping bag with emblazoned the trendy caption, I'm Green. reduce reuse recycle

A BLUE fabric shopping bag with emblazoned the trendy caption, I

Prescription for Biological Control

(oops! I thought I had Published this post earlier; wrong button.)

a ladybeetle crawls down the middle of a weekly pill-sorter box

a ladybeetle crawls down the middle of a weekly pill-sorter box

Bridge: Do Not Add Water

Driver's view of road overpass crossing a stretch of rural interstate highway

Grab mental stick and–

A white picket fence with some daylilies growing near the end

A white picket fence with some daylilies growing near the end

Anxiety: not knowing where things are going

cropped photograph of a highway bridge under construction, showing heavy I-beams looming beyond the column support

cropped photograph of a highway bridge under construction, showing bare I-beams looming beyond the column support

Now you have one, so do it!

TUIT

A wooden disk printed: TUIT

Effects of Testosterone Poisoning on Frontal Lobe Functioning

A photograph of the rear end of a pickup truck bumper, with fake rubber bull testicles hanging from the tow hitch.  Seriously.

Darth Roasted

Not so fearsome now, eh?

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