So how is the business of fish retrieval going? Well, it puttered to a stop for about a week there as the temperature dropped way below freezing and didn't emerge again. In the windows of slightly warmer temperatures, though, we set traps out, with an open dish of cat food as temptation, and started getting again one or two fish per trap per day.
The weird thing is we recovered a fish that might be the dark yearling, the one that survived inside the house last winter, except that this is a pretty small fish. But it's a bit larger than the dark baby fish, and I'm fairly sure the dark yearling was noticeably smaller than the other two yearlings, whom we've recovered. So it's really surprisingly ambiguous whether we have all the yearlings in and I'm a little annoyed we don't have definite word.
Meanwhile: my humor blog. What about it? If you haven't been reading it daily you've missed some items such as:
- Is Yoghurt Deliberately Slowing Down Internet TV?, my big piece for this week. It's pretty much one comment made offhandedly to _fluffy expanded to seven hundred words because, I dunno, I guess I had a tailwind.
- Twitter Roulette: Geoffrey Downes, Ferret, a coincidence of photos that inspired Twitter's Fake Trevor Horn to proclaim, ``get that ferret a keytar!'' so you know this is worth seeing.
- MiSTed: What To Invent, a piece of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan fiction.
- The Civic Process, about how a company trying to shame me into voting just makes me feel all the less secure that my votes actually get counted.
- Calm Urged As Comic Strip The Better Half Ends, mostly pointing out that a comic strip nobody has strong feelings about is leaving. Also I point to my mathematics comics compilation.
- Statistics Saturday: An Arbitrarily Indexed List Of Some People Who Do Not Look Like Russell Crowe, which as you might expect was inspired by bunny_hugger.
- Krazy Kat: The World’s Fair/Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You, wrapping up my reviews of Krazy Kat cartoons with a sad anticlimax, I'm afraid, and two awfully generic mid-60s cartoons.
- Some Ways That I Act Like A Guy, last week's major piece, in which I talk about my own stereotypical behavior.
So, if you did something about all that missed stuff I'd appreciate it.
Trivia: The blizzard of 26 November 1898 forced the Baltimore Country Club to cancel a tornament which had invited golfers from 125 clubs across the nation. Source: 1898: The Birth Of The American Century, David Traxel.
Currently Reading: How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City, Joan DeJean.