Thursday, February 27, 2014


We go to Disneyland a lot. We're fairly local, and friends and family from out of state inevitably want to go so we end up buying season passes. Visiting Disneyland several times a year gives you a very different perspective on the place. You start looking for weird little details, seeking out Hidden Mickeys, and making up bizarre games. My favorite is Stroller Safari, wherein you watch for unusual/expensive/international strollers. (My stroller knowledge is based almost entirely off of writing for work and also a mild obsession with this study.)

I often see small children looking concerned about getting on rides. My mother has always been good at allaying their fears.

I, on the other hand, can just barely manage to contain my desire to terrify them.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Once again my hamster went mising, and given his stellar survival rate in my house full of lazy predators, I decided to be proactive and set a trap for him. A simple bucket trap can be made by smearing peanut butter in the bottom of a bucket and then stacking books or other objects up to make steps to the top.

Of course, as soon as I set it up I found the hamster in his vast network of cages, right where he should be. I did, however, catch something.