true life 2014

I don’t know what it means when JunglePete & I start sharing dreams

by meanlouise December 31, 2014 florida files

Yikes, it’s New Year’s Eve and I’ve neglected you all for months and I should probably be writing something profound about the new year (or something snarky about resolutions). Instead, I’m posting a draft that’s been hanging around since last New Year’s Eve. I’ve been a little disorganized this year. Last year, we drove to […]

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Interstellar does not look stellar to me.

by meanlouise October 9, 2014 movies

We saw a lot of movies in the theater this summer. An unusually high number (for us). I quickly reached the point where I could only endure the trailer for Interstellar by imagining all of the characters who go into space (for no apparent reason) eventually crash land on a planet of apes. If I […]

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Failed Restaurant Concept: Well of Souls & Snakes

by meanlouise April 3, 2014 pop culture

[another post that’s been hanging around in the drafts files for a few months] It was nice of Santa to bring me a boxed set of all 4 Indiana Jones movies on BluRay, since I need them for thesis research. When we watch movies in La Florida, we tend to turn the volume up very […]

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Margaret Wertheim’s Ted talk about the Crochet Coral Reef project

by meanlouise April 2, 2014 art

The Institute for Figuring posted this exciting note on facebook yesterday: IFF Director, Margaret Wertheim’s, TED Talk about our Crochet Coral Reef project as an artistic response to global warming, has reached a million views. We’re currently working on a book about the project that will highlight all 30 Crochet Reefs around the world and […]

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birthdays & blog themes & bourbon

by meanlouise March 9, 2014 true life 2014

I don’t know the original source of the image or any of the important things one should know before posting an image publicly, so I’ll take all blame for sharing it here. My pal Sal made me this hilarious rendition of the party he’d throw me if he could invite monkeys, manatees, and gators to […]

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I met the First Lady of France!

by meanlouise February 13, 2014 humor

Years ago, I ran into Stephen Colbert on campus. We chatted for several minutes before I realized he wasn’t a coworker, but was instead a magical television friend. That was back in ye olde days when Colbert was a correspondent for The Daily Show. (He was exiting the men’s room in our department, in that […]

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Jenny McCarthy and the Sports Pig

by meanlouise January 4, 2014 science!

That sounds like the title of the worst children’s book ever written. I’ve been mostly off the grid for the last few weeks, so I was surprised to see links to a 3 year old post about Jenny McCarthy at something called The Sports Pig’s Blog were sprouting on facebook like mushrooms. “Jenny McCarthy: My […]

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