February 5th, 2018


Monday Update 2-5-18

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Smart Ass
Watch the Dancing Horse
Watch "The Pro"
Poem: "in the market"
Review: Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Toffee & Sea Salt
Poem: "Windswept"
Poetry Fishbowl Report for January 2, 2018
Good News
Valentines Bingo Cards 1-31-18

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, February 6 with a theme of "Rare Orientations." Make a note on your calendar, and I hope to see you then!

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Poetry in Microfunding:
"Strength and Power" belongs to Acrostic Magery.  Rowan and Hulda form a folk band.

The weather has been variable here.  We got some snow yesterday.  Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a large flock of mourning doves, a small flock of cardinals, and some dark-eyed juncoes.

gold star

Epic Domino Display

Enjoy an epic display of domino arrangement.  I was particularly impressed by the breadth of games represented, the daring and 99% effective use of many elements that could have gone awry, and the comprehensive grasp of physics.  Plus of course the base requirements of dexterity and patience needed to set up domino runs at all.

This is a popular activity in Terramagne, and this example looks just like what the Triton Teen Centers host regularly.  Not only can Kraken afford to sponsor this stuff, they make games through various subsidiary companies, and they have a vested interest in keeping wild young things happily occupied so they don't blow shit up.  Arena displays like this also build community spirit, and a geek-friendly community is less likely to make the kind of messes that Kraken has to clean up after. 

Review: Divine Milk Chocolate Seriously Smooth

Divine Milk Chocolate Seriously Smooth was one of the bigger bars in the box I got, 3.5 ounces.  We've been splitting it for desserts.  It had 26% cocoa solids and 22% milk solids -- a surprise, because it has a darker note.  Still sweet and creamy, though, very rich.  This bar is a good choice for people who want a lot of flavor at a lower cocoa count, or enough to share with a friend.  Highly recommended.