Random Monday

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• First, let me just say how much I do NOT, in fact, enjoy Spring Forward.

• Second, I am over at Heart of the Matter today giving away a 6 dvd Go Science set. Library and Ed has also generously offered a 20% coupon code for several other science products.

• We had an absolutely terrific weekend. We drove up to Tacoma, which is about an hour and a half from where we are currently staying. Tacoma does not have the reputation of being Cool and Hip like Seattle, but I was pleasantly surprised when we got there. It has a really vibrant downtown (vibrant! what am I, a travel brochure?), with lots of museums and restaurants. I have been dying to go to the Museum of Glass, so I dragged everyone up there with me.

It was AMAZING. And to my surprise, Big was really into it. The MOG has a live Hot Shop, where every day you can go watch them create amazing things out of glass.

I guess I shouldn’t have been too surprised that he liked it – the Hot Shop has ovens and blowtorches and molten glass and all kinds of dangerous equipment that appeals to little boys.

An exhibition of a forest scene was absolutely amazing, as were the outdoor exhibits, especially the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

It was great. I highly recommend if you find yourself in Tacoma, Washington. In truth, the indoor collections were a bit…Meh, but the Hot Shop definitely made it worth the price of admission.

(did I say amazing enough in that description? sadly I am too lazy to think of synonyms. judge me as you wish.)

• On Sunday, we spent a relatively relaxing day at home (“relaxing day at home” is code for “no one took a shower” in case that’s not how you do it), and were lucky enough to see a SWARM, practically, of seals fishing in the bay, and a starfish, and a Bald Eagle! A Bald Eagle! You don’t see those in Colorado, and I always love catching a glimpse of one. They are a very majestic looking bird. The Bald Eagle looks like he kicks some serious ass.

See the little white dots at the end of his arms? Those are his eyespots.

Starfish have eyes! Who knew?

** a group of seals is called a pod, herd, or rookery.

• Happy Monday, y’all!