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January mood.

January mood. "After the Ball, the Reveler", Jean-Louis Forain, 1882 Side-note: It's dated 1882 by the collecting museum (Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN) but clearly signed "Forain 81 –" via Instagram

It's not a real Sunday project if it doesn't require using my 1962 Funk & Wagnells Encyclopedia.

It's not a real Sunday project if it doesn't require using my 1962 Funk & Wagnells Encyclopedia. Also, LOL at the off-brand E6000. Whatever works. via Instagram

Malenky has the heating pad and Vidma has upped her game to sitting next to the baseboard heater....

Malenky has the heating pad and Vidma has upped her game to sitting next to the baseboard heater. It was 14 °C in here (11 °C the bedroom where they usually hang out) when I got home. Space heater is on now and it's warming up. via Instagram

The post-apocalyptic walk into work this morning



This morning when I left for work I found that my building's dumpster had gone for a wander in the...

This morning when I left for work I found that my building's dumpster had gone for a wander in the wind last night. The blue dumpster should be over by the telephone pole. via Instagram

Negative double-digits is my rule of thumb for putting the liner in my jacket. It's Vancouver, so...

Negative double-digits is my rule of thumb for putting the liner in my jacket. It's Vancouver, so this doesn't happen often—maybe a dozen times since I got the jacket in 1998. Time to pull out my scarf and touque, too. via Instagram

A part of the matboard I use for a mouse pad at work where I have jotted down the phrase "I am...

A part of the matboard I use for a mouse pad at work where I have jotted down the phrase "I am trying to learn Ukrainian" and a bunch of curse words. via Instagram

I took all the other decorations down today, but Vidma thinks I should leave the lights on the...

I took all the other decorations down today, but Vidma thinks I should leave the lights on the bookshelves up. Sure, Christmas lights might not be the most mature design choice, but they look good with the pirate hat and wooden sword. via Instagram

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