Out of The Hat

Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary

This Frozen World

The Potomac is frozen over at Mount Vernon’s lookout. It’s now snowing and covering up the grass which h ad been trampled free of last week’s snow, and is now … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment


It has been warmer these past few days, so I’m hoping Spring will soon be sprung! Lavender and fragrant flowers bobbing in the breeze, honey bees flitting about, and a … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 9 Comments


Snow, snow, snow. Snow that falls in drifts and creeps into my heart, snow that you ball up but promptly falls apart. Snow that swirls and moves as the wind … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Merry Christmas!

Whether you`ve decked out in holly and are feeling quite jolly, Or you find that this is a troublesome day; Whether your heart is light and merry or your feelings … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · 2 Comments


Snow. Drifting, Falling. Twists and turns, leaps and bounds, snow balls whizzing through the air. Winter. Snow takes you there. And when it is cold, And the fire is cozy, … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Geek Style

Two months ago I did a research visit (Yeah, research. suuure, Z!) at Katsucon. Among many amazing things I hadn`t seen in general, I also saw many elements of style … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 6 Comments

Winter`s Ease

12/21/12 12:21 am. I love Winter. It is such a beautiful season. I realize now that I`ve actually done most of my Winter time posts complaining that I wanted Spring! … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

Here we Never Let it Cool

A beautiful fancy free day. The sun is shining, kids are smiling, and I am off to play. Why? It`s a snow day! A beautiful day where snowballs are thrown … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Ants in My Pants

I know you are going to be shocked, but I just had to come clean. Are you ready for the truth. Ok. I`ll tell you. (Not the gumdrop buttons!) No? … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Casual Geekery

In a galaxy, far far away, lives another race. A race that speaks Klingon and knows Tolkien`s elvish runes by heart. A race of humanoids that can encrypt data faster … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 10 Comments

Tip Toeing Among The Tulips: Gardening in Winter

Whispers and murmers pass through the chilled air. The forsythia bush lets out her gold hair! The cheerful songbird`s chirps once more fill the air, and at last we may … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

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