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Marjorie McAtee
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Fun Friday Facts #138: Did Cats Domesticate Themselves?
You may not have realized this, but I like cats. And they like me. But how did we get so lucky as to be blessed with a world in
which cats exist? Out of all the animals that we could have domesticated, how
did we end up with God’s perfect killing machines s...
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Fun Friday Facts #137: Is White Chocolate Even Chocolate?
A couple of weeks ago, I bought a bag of what I thought was
my favorite Easter treat, Cadbury Mini Eggs. When I got home, I was dismayed to
discover that I had bought, not delicious milk chocolate Cadbury eggs, but
disgusting white chocolate Cadbury eggs. H...
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Fun Friday Facts #136: The History of Bras, Part 3
Last week, we left off in the 1960s, which I thought was a
good place to disembark the bra train, because the history of the bra takes a
new turn at this point. For the first half of the decade, bullet bras remained very
much in vogue; according
to some , t...
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Fun Friday Facts #135: The History of Bras, Part 2
So, here we are with Part 2 of the history of bras. I have
to apologize because, yet again, it’s been a couple of weeks since I blogged. I
have a good reason for not having blogged the Friday before last. I was
traveling all day, as I had been in Seattle vi...
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Fun Friday Facts #134: The History of Bras, Part 1
A few days ago I was watching something set in the Roaring
Twenties and, of course, there were all these women walking around in flapper
dresses. Naturally, my first thought was, I
am way too busty for a flapper dress , but my second thought was, None of th...
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Fun Friday Facts: Can Knitting Treat PTSD?
Image by user Johntex from Wikimedia Commons I’ve really been getting into crochet lately, which is an
ideal hobby to indulge in when one has cats. My mother taught me how to crochet
years ago, but I hadn’t done it in quite some time before I decided to mak...
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I Want to Have a Bear Complaint
Image by Malene Thyssen from Wikimedia Commons A friend of mine recently moved to Alaska, and I am jealous.
I would love to move to Alaska. It would be cold, dark, miserable, snowy, and
full of embittered, unmarriageable alcoholics – just the way I like it....
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Fun Friday Facts #132: Hobbits Were Real, Sort Of
I got the idea to write this post because I was talking to
Jim a couple of weeks ago and he didn’t believe me that hobbits were real. I
tried to prove to him that hobbits were real by googling Homo floresiensis, but he didn’t seem that interested. H. flores...
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Fun Friday Facts: The History of Working Out on Purpose, Part 4
Alright guys, last
week we discussed the beginning of the gymnastics movement , in which people
began to realize that exercising on purpose might be good for you. We learned
that the nascent fitness movement was born of the nationalism that sprang up in
man...
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Film Review: "Sex Education Films" on Amazon Prime
A few weeks ago, Jim and I were sitting on the couch,
looking for something to watch on one of our multiple streaming services, when
we came across a video on Amazon Prime entitled Sex Education Films. The description read, “A collection of sex
education fi...
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