Friday, June 11, 2021

A Pick a Number Weekly Link Round-Up


I've been doing more nest feathering here in the living room. I've added large bolsters to each side of the daybed, and I think Denis is beginning to get decidedly envious of my comfy space... especially when he walks past and catches me snoozing. 

There has been one piece of furniture that I haven't been happy with, and that's the old end table that I put together from a flat pack many moons ago, so I went hunting for a new one and narrowed my choices down to four. Here they are.

Those of you who are Facebook friends will already recognize this, but for those of you who aren't, I'd like you to choose the one you like best. Is it #1, #2, #3, or #4? Let me know in the comments, please. You know, inquiring minds and all that! Next Friday, I'll share a photo of this nest of mine complete with bolsters and new table. (By the way, table #2 is photographed at an angle that makes the top look very small. It isn't. It's the same size as the bottom shelf. And as for the wheels on table #4, they do lock.)

Enjoy the links!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • Without humans around, Sri Lanka's zoo animals enjoy a pandemic baby boom.
  • Meet Fernanda, the Galápagos tortoise that was lost for over a century.
  • Some cattle helped police apprehend a suspect following a car chase in Wisconsin.
  • Why do mosquitoes buzz in our ears?
  • A seventeen-year-old run up and shoved a female bear off the wall in her backyard in order to protect her dogs. (Sheesh. I did something similar when I was twelve, but that was long before anything ever "went viral.")
  • A giant river otter has been spotted in Argentina for the first time in decades.
  • It's time to celebrate! After a twenty-year manhunt, an infamous poacher who killed 70 endangered tigers has been caught. (The price of tiger penis soup is probably going to skyrocket.)
  • By creating a "landscape of fear," wolves reduce car collisions with deer. (Restore Mother Nature's balance and who knows how much balance will be restored to our own lives?)
  • The Tower of London has revealed their newest raven's mythical name.
  • Watch this clever pig take care of a noisy vacuum cleaner.
►The Happy Wanderer◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
►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.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. And don't forget to curl up with a good book!


  1. Great links as always.
    My vote is for #2 if mobility is not an issue, #4 if it is

  2. You've got some good table choices there, Cathy. I like #4, but they're all great. I'm glad you're making your nest as comfortable and attractive as you can. Now, I want to go see what those new archaeological finds in Egypt are all about...

  3. First instinct is table #4! And I am curious about the Denise Mina piece involving the Master and Margarita, haven't thought about that in a while.

  4. I'm partial to number four, Cathy.

    By the way, did you see that Indiana Jones has been popping into English pubs on his bicycle these last few days? I think he's 78 years old...hope he doesn't take a tumble and break something.

    1. I've been keeping an eye on him. The northern England papers love keeping track of any celebrity that shows up on their patch.

  5. #4. It's attractive AND practical. What more can you ask for?

  6. My vote is for #4.

    And we really do have to look out for cows on the rural roads of Wisconsin. I hadn't heard about the cow incident in Barron County, but a co-worker of my husband hit a cow on his way to work one morning. It is usually deer that we have to look out for especially at dawn and dusk. But that particular morning a cow had escaped his pen and the driver didn't see it until he was almost on top of it. Thankfully he did see it and was able to swerve. Otherwise, he would probably not have been around to tell the tale.

    Have a good weekend!

    1. Out here, you've got to keep an eye peeled for cattle, sheep (including bighorn sheep), mule deer, antelope, elk, roadrunners, rattlesnakes... ;-)

      You have a good weekend, too!

  7. Well, I have two preferences: 1 and 4. Neat.

    Sounds like you are nesting quite nicely. Hope it's helping your leg.

    1. I don't know about my leg, but it's helping me and my mood. I think I have a leg that's going to do whatever it wants to. I am trying to fight it into submission, though.

  8. Replies
    1. I'm very tempted to do my Fozzie impression right now, Mike. ;-)

  9. Well, I won't say "break a leg" for luck, but I do send best wishes for your leg to improve. Meanwhile, you will have an environment suited to your needs.

  10. #4. I think. They are all great! Thanks for the links!

  11. I relooked at these options and think 4 is best as there are sides around the shelves so you can stack papers, books, without worrying anything will fall out. And it's neat-looking.

    Have five library books, mostly nonmystery fiction, from AFrica, Latin America, one historical book set in Italy and one U.S. But what am I reading? Bad Axe County.


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