Weekend Reading: Comics and Birds and Earthquakes, Oh my.

I find that I post a lot of links and articles on Facebook (since they make it so easy) and I have been meaning to post them over here too. I think I will see if posting them regularly on the weekend makes it any easier to remember to do.

Of course it does not help that I am having weird problems with the cursor on my Macbook. It seems to have a life of its own, jumping around and highlighting text. Which makes typing fairly difficult at times (it will highlight a paragraph out of the blue which then gets erased with the next keystroke. Thank goodness for ctrl-Z, whoops cmd-Z in mac-speak). I may have to track down an Apple store to see if they can figure out what is going on.

So on with the links:

The first two are for Kyle, my resident dog and bird lover:

Draw The Dog - Animator Jim George collects real-life funny dog stories and pictures from readers and uses them as inspiration for his cartoons. Really funny and beautifully done. I am scouring my brain for funny stories of Jez and Ellie…

Bird Sounds From the Lyre Bird - David Attenborough - Video of the Lyre bird who has an amazing ability to mimic bird songs and other sounds around him. Be sure to watch to the very end.

These are just miscellaneous links that caught my attention this week:

The Tiny Ant that is Taking on the Big City - NPR piece on how the Tapinoma sessile (odorous house ant) has been migrating from the country into cities and changing its behavior to establish super colonies. I am currently trying to fight these little buggers here without resorting to poisons so I found it especially interesting.

Fermented Tea Kombucha Vanishes on Alcohol Worries - I was bummed to read this as I really love my kombucha. A bit of an acquired taste, but a real treat for me. Luckily I have my own source, so don’t have to worry about getting it in the stores (I actually don’t really like the flavored ones), but I do hope that there is not a major crackdown. I could brew my own, but would prefer not to!

Sheldon Webcomic Takes on Knitting - Sheldon is one of our favorite comics and recently did a series on knitting that was really funny. Sheldon is great for the whole family - it is like Peanuts for our generation, funny and thoughtful for kids and adults. Start with this strip and continue forward. And then buy the books!

3.6 Earthquake in DC Area - Look what we missed. Many of my friends were woken by it though.

That is it for now. Hope you found something of interest. Have a great weekend!