Friday, April 20, 2018

Rat Exploration #3




Every day more knowledge is gained about these frisky and intriguing creatures.






Thursday, April 19, 2018

M&Ms Continue To Be Consumed


One would think that after 77 years the popularity of M&Ms might wane (the delicious candy debuted in 1941).

Not so in our house.

Currently, dark chocolate peanut and peanut butter M&Ms are enjoyed.

We keep trying fancy stuff and always return to the beautiful mouthfeel of these candies.

A simple pleasure, yet a lift of the spirit.




Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Rat Pack Remarkably Rat-free Group



We were out on the town and feeling like the reincarnation of the Rat Pack. As we are now rat aficionados, we need to clarify that no actual rats accompanied us on our outing.

Also, alcoholic beverages were consumed only by those over 21 years of age.

Our camaraderie ran high as we partied the night away (9:45pm).

Stoke!





Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Garlic Bread For An Improved Family Dynamic



This kid was so excited by the garlic bread, she composed lyric poetry and improvised dance moves.




Monday, April 16, 2018

Rat Consecration Goes As Planned


Above, Irving the Rat prepares for the consecration ceremony.

Here's the video:




Friday, April 13, 2018

Science Tickles Rats



Pet rat aficionados know rats like to be tickled. Here's the science:







Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Cirque Du Soleil Crystal Is Awesome Spectacle




We went this past weekend to see the Cirque Du Soleil Crystal – a performance on ice.

I didn’t crave the experience, even though I had very much enjoyed a Cirque Du Soleil performance years ago. Somehow, I had forgotten about the avalanche of music, dance, acrobatics that go into such a production.

Of course, my mind was blown. Most exciting was the ability to project different computer-generated images onto an ice rink. But these weren’t static images, but landscapes that reacted with light and movement when a performer moved around. How was this done? Sensors? Motion detection? Who cares. A beautiful, dream-like carnival of dance and motion – on ice.

I suspect my initial reluctance was because I mistakenly thought the show would be more Ice Capades than avant-garde spectacle.

The range of performances, music, crazy flipping trapeze maniacs, snowball clowns, insane hockey players, all made for an event that leaves one elevated about the possibilities of the world.