Monday, 30 March 2015

Disney Overalls: Pocahontas

Yes, I know the movie was historically inaccurate. There was literal magic involved that had a direct impact on how the plot unfolded. Also, it's been edited to appeal to children. Almost none of the Disney movies were eidetic copies of the source material.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Disney Overalls: Ariel

In case you need to store extra thingamabobs and dinglehoppers, you can always add more pockets.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Disney Overalls: Belle

Any avid reader who claims not to covet the library from this movie is a lying liar who lies.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Cinderella Dressed In ... Overalls

Do not feel bad if you do not read that giant block of text. I did not realize, until I started making the list of 'versions of Cinderella I own', just how many entries would be on it. And then I figured, since it was so long already, I might as well include summaries and opinions and versions of Cinderella that I knew but did not have in my possession.

Also, I realized after the fact that I had forgotten three Cinderella stories I have - Wyrd Sisters (Terry Pratchett; fairy godmother is the villain; three witches go on a quest to prevent a servant girl marrying a prince), Unlocking the Spell (E. D. Baker; the protagonists are Prince Charming's cousins and they pass through the ball on their way elsewhere), and Shrek. (Cinderella isn't plot-relevant to Shrek, but she's a throwaway reference in the first and second movies and a minor character in the third one.) So I actually have 18 versions.

Thursday, 12 March 2015


I don't actually eat asparagus, but I have been told I prepare it well.

On a completely irrelevant note, today is apparantly World Kidney Day. Get yours tested, because most of the time, kidney failure shows no symptoms until it's progressed too far for the organs to be saved.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Beaded Hummingbirds

There are multiple types of hummingbird, but the ruby-throated one is the most iconic.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

French Toast

I don't know if I'd go so far as to call it the best thing since sliced bread, but consider the obligatory joke to have been made.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Weary and Wary

I am ready for winter to be over, so I can wear breezy tropical outfits like this robe, and see something outside my window besides snow. Just one more month, and then April will come, and then hopefully the snow will melt.