Wiki Wednesday 1-16-08

Time to learn something! 1. Go to Wikipedia.2. Click on “Random article” in the left-hand sidebar box.3. Post it! British military history class today: The 63rd Regiment of Foot known as “The Bloodsuckers”, was a British Army regiment in the 18th and 19th centuries. As part of the Childers Reforms, the 63rd and the 96th Regiments of Foot amalgamated in 1881 to form The Manchester Regiment the heritage continuing through to The King’s Regiment in […]

What’s great about the Golden State

Busy Mom lost a wager with Matthew at Child’s Play x2 (which I’m adding to my “dad blogs” subscriptions) over the Tennessee Titans/San Diego Chargers playoff game last week, and her payment was a post in praise of California. I think she did pretty well at hitting the high points for someone who claims to have spent less than 48 hours of her entire life in the state, so here’s her list, with comments added […]

Yo, dawg! It’s back again tonight!

The trainwreck begins! But if you’re an American Idol watcher, you probably don’t need me to tell you that – and if you don’t watch it, you probably don’t care that the new season starts tonight with the first audition-clip show. But you know, it’s not like there’s much else to watch these days…and since it appears that the rest of the season for scripted TV may be officially trashed now (and next year thrown […]

Ten on Tuesday 1-15: 10 Movies That Disappointed You

This week’s Ten on Tuesday topic, “10 Movies That Disappointed You,” has been unexpectedly difficult for me. I have a few ideas why: I tend to base my decision on whether or not to see most movies on the consensus of reviews – and if they’re mostly unfavorable, I probably won’t go. Therefore, I avoid setting myself up to be disappointed in the first place. On the other hand, there are certain movies I will […]

The challenge: working with (and wanting – oh, and reading) what you’ve got

Even if one doesn’t go on record and “officially” make New Year’s resolutions, there’s something about the turn of the calendar that seems to prompt a round of “out with the old, and in with the new.” Or at least the “out with the old” part…some of it, anyway. It can help you find new ways of looking at what you have left. Tall Paul and I spent most of the first weekend in January […]

Weekend assignment #198: Winter’s Winning Ways

We’re officially still within the first 30 days of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, so we’ve got quite a bit of it to get through before the spring solstice. This may therefore be a good time to cultivate an appreciation for the season, which I will encourage thus: Weekend Assignment #198: What is your favorite thing about winter? Whether you love this time of year, hate it or merely endure it, you should be able […]

Bookworms Carnival #7 – more looking back at the Books of ’07

Bookworms Carnival #7 – more looking back at the Books of ’07

The 7th Edition of the Bookworms Carnival is posted at Reading With Becky, and this is my first time as a participant. The theme for the carnival was “Best of 2007,” and I submitted my review of my “Book of the Year,” Eat, Pray, Love. Click the link to the Carnival post to check out the dozens of book reviews and lists that were submitted. The Carnival is a monthly event founded by Dewey at […]

Good vs. Evil

Good vs. Evil

In the eternal battle between the forces of light and darkness, which side are you on? How evil are you? Take the quiz and find out! Thanks to both the neutral Laurie and the angelic Deb for the link to this one. I didn’t think I was all that bad anyway, so it’s nice to have it confirmed. 🙂 UPDATED to let y’all know how my husband rated: I never would have guessed that outcome, […]

“Dear God”: A “soundtrack” variation – musical Q&A

A quick announcement before today’s main event: I didn’t know until I read it here, here, here, and here that yesterday was “De-lurking Day” in Blogland, and my day was far too crazy to get around to leaving many comments for anyone. But since I don’t think it’s a day that’s officially marked on any calendar, I’m extending it to today here at The 3 R’s, just because I can. It’s not too late to […]

50/50 odds – just pick one already!

I picked this up from, a new discovery that I can’t quite recall how I discovered. She calls this little exercise “Choose Ye,” and you have to pick one of the two alternatives given for each question. No ifs, ands, buts, or maybes. It seemed like fun, so I thought I’d give it a whirl..My selection is the option in bold type. I do have to say that most of the forced alternatives here […]

Church on Thursday

I think I’ve mentioned that I’m not a regular churchgoer, and haven’t been for several years. There are a number of reasons for that, and most of them concern the inconsistencies of people in their adherence to the beliefs they profess – or, put more bluntly, actions that don’t jibe with their words, and vice versa; others are about my disagreements with policies and practices within the religion in which I was raised. This has […]

Scraptacular #1 – odds & ends

Scraptacular #1 – odds & ends

One of the New Year’s Resolutions I’m acting like I made – although I’m on record as not making them – is “no blogging at work.” I can check my feeds when I need a break from what I’m doing, I can leave comments on other people’s posts, and I can even make notes for posts I’d like to work on – but no actual composing or posting. It’s been less than a week so […]