Random Thursday: Eternal Random of a Spotty Mind

Random Thursday (ˈrandəm ˈTHərzdā): the day on which Sarah plunks down all the odd bits and pieces she’s been sent by friends or has otherwise stumbled upon this week in an effort to avoid writing a real post, the assembly of which usually ends up taking twice as much time as sitting down and creating actual content.

If you want coherent awesomeness, back up to yesterday’s post and read what people who are capable of coherent awesomeness have to say.

You want a look at the bits and pieces that shuffled themselves to the surface of my aching brain in time to be tossed into a post while I squinted balefully at the screen through one of my ever-delightful sinus headaches, read on.


She Trifectaed that Verbiage



For the Knitters who Cook

Or vice versa.

Please note that this doesn’t work quite so well
if your household includes a gerbil,
as the gerbil will hold prior claim to every, single cardboard tube
in the house during the course of its lifetime.

Just ask my kid.

(My husband sent me this—I think he may be warming up to my stash, if you know what I mean.)


It’s a Con!  It’s  Trap!  It’s a Time Suck!

Physicsgames.net is a great place to
lose a few hours
learn about the valuable, practical applications of physics in a fun way,
like popping little gluey guys  as they slide into a series of distillation beakers
(Yeah, I don’t know either—must be a physicist thing).

Or building Fantastic Contraptions.

In this game, you take wheels, rods, magnets, and other objects from the top of the screen . . .

Fantastic Contraption

to build a contraption in the blue workspace that will deliver the pink ball to the goal space . . .

Fantastic Contraption1

Like so:

Fantastic Contraption2

Sometimes you can even keep your contraption from falling over.

And I do mean you—I never managed it.
But it was a lot of fun trying!
Let me know which level has you cursing my name.
That’s how I like to keep score.
But then again . . .
At first, I was bouncing in my seat saying,
“YES!!! Tolkien, Prachett, Lewis, Doyle!”
 Infinite nonfiction
But then I thought, “Stephen King. Clive Barker . . .  Anne Coulter.”
And then I had to go lie down with the covers over my head,
clutching a copy of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic.
Any thoughts?
Similar Enough
A few people I know (Hi, John!  Hi, Katya!  Hi, liligriff!)
are currently tackling the Silmarillion,
which may be a book I’d want to live in
(see above)
but not necessarily read again
(unless insomnia becomes a problem).
But my friends are made of sterner stuff,
and to help them along their epic . . . Epic . . .
I’m offering them someone else’s cheat sheet.
You’re welcome!