The ice on the pond finally started to visibly melt, which is a relief as it was getting a bit creepy. It'd also been stuck to a rock or something, causing it to stay underneath an inch of melt, which is all the more spooky. But warmer days made most of the ice go away, and only thin sheets reformed as it touched at or below freezing at night.
And then, beneath the ice --- either through the hole created by the (broken) pond heater or visible through the translucent ice crystals --- I saw at least one orange baby fish. At least someone made it through the winter and we're very hopeful that more did. As the pond gets clearer we should be able to tell.
Meanwhile, on my humor blog, there's been another week's worth of posts. Among the featured articles:
- The Big Picture, this week's major piece, about new TV screen geometries.
- Words From The Auto Repair Sign which cause me to despair.
- Updates From The Local Alternate Weekly which bring that ``huh?'' edge to local news.
- Previously On Apartment 3-G, a friend tries to fill in the backstory to a lot of no story at all.
- Caption This: Getting 80% Of All Voyager Episodes Done, and in barely a sentence.
- Statistics Saturday: Number Of New Jersey Municipalities With “Egg” In Their Name By County as there are about as many as you might have guessed.
- Betty Boop: Mask-A-Raid, an unpopular article about an otherwise forgotten installment in the Betty Boop series, although it's got some historical significance, I think.
- In Which I Give In To A Tea Menace, last week's major piece, about how a box scared me.
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Trivia: The (emergency) retrofire burn for Gemini VIII was done while the capsule was out of radio contact with the ground. Source: First Man: The Life Of Neil A Armstrong, James R Hansen.
Currently Reading: A History Of Money, E Victor Morgan.