I promise I’m not usually this obsessed with Muppets, but there is just so much awesomeness coming out before the release of their new movie that I HAVE to post it. I must! It is irrestible!
That’s right, Kermit. I cannot resist you.
So here’s this March Madness-style bracket that pits Muppets against each other to determine the greatest. My money’s on the frog.
Tournament Of Muppets
Though The Great Gonzo could also have staying power. It’s the nose.
And read this excellent article about the author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
A Fiery Gospel
You know that saying, “Well behaved women rarely make history?” It completely applies here. Thanks, Julia Ward Howe, for not submitting when you’re husband tried to stop your poetry.
I had a pretty great day at law school today. For the moment, law school is my thing.
Doing Your Thing
And catalouging awesome things is this guy’s thing. It’s a great things, and he often makes me happy. I commend him to you.
Do your thing!
This amazing project was started by one woman wearing the same black dress for a year as a fundraising project/statement on over-consumption. It’s spread and raised a boatload of money for a bunch of worthy causes. And her sense of accessorizing is killer.
The Uniform Project
As a former 13-year-old whose favorite band was then the Spice Girls, can I just say
What would you do for a year to raise this kind of money?
(I promise the Elsewheres will end soon – I’ve got my own content-filled posts planned…as soon as life calms itself a tad.)
It sounds a little crazy to make your own dish soap, and yet, if it’s kinder to the Earth AND less expensive, maybe it makes sense. Over here at the Mouse Casa, we are thinking about trying it.
If you’re as crazy as we are, the recipe is over here
Homemade Liquid Dish Soap
And if we follow through with this idea, you’d better believe I’ll be posting about it.
As always, the incomparable Wendell Berry:
Hope is One of Our Duties
It’s tempting to despair. It’s easy to despair. It’s hard to love, to have faith, to hope. Why try? Mr. Berry says, “A part of our obligation to our own being and to our descendants is to study our life and our condition, searching always for the authentic underpinnings of hope.”
Hope, then, because we owe it to ourselves and those who come after us to find what’s good, what it worthy of being hopeful about.
Today I will hope. I hope you hope too.
That’s right. Rabbit hopping. As a competitive enterprise.
European Rabbit Hopping Championships
Just try not to smile.