Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Appearances Are Deceiving Weekly Link Round-Up

One of these days, I'll get through all the photos I've taken in the last two months. Naturally, Daisy's visit meant that I was wearing out camera batteries right and left, but once she returned to England, Denis and I have started visiting gardens, conservatories, and aquariums, and you know what that means-- more major draining of the aformentioned batteries. I think one of the reasons why I'm behind in going through my photos is that I don't want to miss out on pool time. I enjoy that too much to choose sitting in front of a computer over it.

For some reason, the geriatric giraffe we met at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park has stuck in my mind. You can see him over on the right. Look at all the wrinkly skin on his forehead, around his eyes, those baggy jowls, and the crepey skin on his neck. It looks as though he's been collecting his old age pension for quite some time.

On the contrary! He's quite the spring chicken and won't be eligible for his OAP for a long time. He was born with that baggy skin that makes him look as though he's related to a Shar Pei. Yes, appearances can be deceiving, and no one knows that better than I. Having had gray hair since I was sixteen, I've received a lot of "elder respect" that I didn't deserve over the years. You should have seen the look on my face when I read that it was the latest fad to dye your hair gray! Why?

But instead of getting caught up in the Eternal Why, I'm going to mosey on out to the corral. Those links are getting mighty restless. Head 'em up! Moooooooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
  • Divers have confirmed that they've found the wreck of the Pulaski, a steamship that was the Titanic of its day, sunk off the coast of North Carolina in 1838.
  • A sprawling 3,300-year-old Egyptian tomb hides the secrets of ancient war.
  • The first-ever horse has been found in a lost Pompeii villa.
  • Archaeologists have discovered that they've been excavating the legendary lost Assyrian city of Mardaman
  • A treasure trove has revealed the origins of an 800-year-old shipwreck.
  • Greenland's ice provides a year-by-year account of the Roman Empire's economy.
  • A Dutch art dealer says he discovered a new Rembrandt. (Daisy was just in Amsterdam and toured a few museums. I wonder if she saw it?) 

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • Can the northern white rhino be brought back from the brink of extinction?
  • Fred, a ten-year-old Labrador who's the resident dog at Mountfitchet Castle in England, has adopted nine orphaned ducklings. (Just in case you need some Cute today.)
  • The first Yellowstone grizzly hunt in forty years will take place this fall.
  • Dolphins have a myusterious network of veins that could be key to preventing the bends.

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing  a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. Oh, that giraffe has my neck! My neck is now a mass of whatever. I love the fact that I've had weight loss. Not so much the wrinkles and sagging. Ah well. It is what it is. And my daughter starting getting gray hairs at 16 too. I remember when one of her friends from choir noticed it when she was standing on the riser above her. Think the daughter has colored her pretty much since that time. I have a hard time remembering what her actual natural color is. She's into lots of colors now - pink, blonde, right now it's a rusty brunette. Ha!

    That article about the neighbors is interesting. I've read some of those and have most of the rest on my TBR. Love to read about creepy neighbors. LOL

    1. I've experienced the neighbors from hell-- on both sides at the same time-- but not any creepy ones next-door. The closest I've come is walking to work everyday past a house that looked exactly like any other house in the neighborhood, but that place gave me a serious case of the creeps. After many months of this, I happened to be watching the evening news and saw that the police had busted the owners of the place for running a BDSM house. Guess I was picking up on some strange vibes whenever I walked past!


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