I try to keep my ear to the ground for any Star Wars related news, so when this behind-the-scenes video was released for the new Star Wars movie, I was over the moon. I've watched it several times and paused it in multiple places to try and get a better look at all of the… Continue reading A New (Porg) Hope
Yes, this ship could totally make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs. First of all, yes, I realize that a parsec is a unit of distance (3.26 light years) and not a unit of time. (But it makes for a great opening line while teaching my students about astronomical distance.) So, technically, Han is boasting… Continue reading It Could Make the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs
Wishing everyone a Happy Canada Day!!
Well, Canada Day is right around the corner. This Canada Day, of course, is special because it's 150 years since confederation. If you'd rather not say "Happy 150th, Canada!" (because age is just a number after all) you can always go with "Happy Sesquicentennial, Canada!", because silly words are more fun to say. My Dad… Continue reading (Crochet) Maple Leaf Forever
It started with a paint night. My friend took me to my first paintnite a couple of months ago. Though my painting wasn't anything to write home about, it was a great exercise to fearlessly throw paint at a canvas and come up with a painting in under 2 hours. (My usual problem is - I put a… Continue reading My Betty Grable
A Klein bottle is an interesting closed surface that comes up in certain areas of mathematics. After our wonderful librarian at school hooked me up (no pun intended, but I will leave it) with a paper on a knitted version of a Klein bottle, I thought I should really try to crochet one someday. Enter:… Continue reading A Klein Bottle
Summer is here, the weather is beautiful, and people are Pokemon-Go-ing all over the place (myself included). It's been a relaxing first few weeks of summer, and I've had a lot of fun doing various creative thingies again (which I plan on posting about). Things may be fine in many of our safe bubbles, but the… Continue reading A Little Rainbow Love