Old Mother Hubbard

This is another post in my series of titles that has little or nothing to do with the content. While it’s bad for traffic, it greatly amuses me. Or maybe it’s a gentle poke at Grant. You decide for yourself.

I just finished dinner. I made almost a pound of burger meat (extra lean) and minced it into small pieces. I also made Kraft Dinner because I was too lazy to make real mac and cheese. Then, I mixed the meat into the Kraft Dinner. That will be enough food to take me until I leave on holiday. I had some grapes for dessert, but they weren’t very sweet. I may bring them to work for the employees. They’re like Mikey — they’ll eat anything.

RIP to Roy Disney, nephew of Walt, who passed away on the 16th of this month. He was the last Disney to maintain any control at the Walt Disney Corporation. I expect things to go downhill from this point on. He was a champion of hand animation, and I like that. Sadly, Disney really lost their touch with that art form and their few remaining hand-inked films weren’t very good. Roy will be missed by me and the Disney faithful out there. I’m sure he’ll use his Golden Pass from the great beyond. A new Disney park is slated for Shanghai, to open by 2014 or 2012 depending whom you believe; too bad he won’t be there for the opening.

I am expecting to have a white Christmas this year as snow is forecast for my holiday destination both Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and possibly through to Boxing Day. I am oddly apprehensive about the whole thing but expect to relax and have fun upon arrival. Originally, we had planned to take Eurostar to the continent for New Year’s Day to see Brussels, Paris, or EuroDisney but due to the fares we decided against it. It’s a good thing, as the entire Eurostar system has been down for three days and, as of today, has been shut indefinitely until they figure out why the trains are all breaking. They’re claiming it’s the freezing cold in France at the chunnel entrance coupled with the warm tunnel is causing ice to melt and short out the electrical systems. Except the other French TGV trains (also made by Alstom) don’t have this problem at other tunnels.

Sue sent me this URL and it’s an amazing video I must share.

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.

You really need to watch this, at least until the Earth vanishes from your screen a few minutes in. If you make it that far, I bet you’ll finish. Click the video to go through and view it full size on YouTube.

While I rarely link to FAIL Blog, this one’s worth it. It’s a rare WIN and made me think of Timmy (the friend not the character).

The NFL’s Dolphins lost because they started out weak, and though they managed to tough it out and catch up, made another critical mistake that cost them the game. Interceptions kill.

Private blog has an update for those reading. E-mail me if you are interested in the URL, which is available to qualified parties only. 🙂

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