Thursday, February 16, 2023

A Murphy Needs to Move Weekly Link Round-Up


Denis and I "bundled up" and boarded the Dial-a-Ride bus to spend a few hours at the Phoenix Zoo Wednesday, so there will be photos of that in the future. Most of us in the U.S. are very familiar with Murphy's Law ("Anything that can go wrong will go wrong"), but did you know that, in the U.K., Murphy goes by the name Sod? Just thought I'd toss out that bit of trivia.

Why am I bringing up Murphy/Sod? Because I'm convinced that he's alive and well and living in Casa Kittling, that's why! I even think I know his favorite place in the house: our Google calendar where we list all our appointments and outings. Lately, Murphy has been in cahoots with the weather god to freeze Denis and me to the bone. Yep. You guessed it. It was 45°F/7°C. when Denis and I got on that bus to head to the zoo. Yes, it was a bright, sunny day, but there was a wind blowing straight down from the Arctic Circle that made critter watching a mite bracing. 

If this happens again, I think I'm going to call the exterminator! (But as you can see in the photo, it was a lovely day regardless.)
February 15 in Phoenix. Yeah...Life is rough!

Enjoy the links!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Book Banning & Censorship◄
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly May Clampett◄
►The 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.
Don't forget to spend some quality Me Time curled up with a good book!


  1. There is a plethora of goodies here, so much to read and to watch. Thanks, and hope it warms up down there so you and Denis can have adventures without freezing. Tell Sod to go back to the Arctic and hang out with the polar bears. Hope you two have some fun in the sun soon.

  2. Ah, yes, Sod's/Murphy's Law... He pays us visits, too, Cathy. Well, I'm sorry the weather was so cold for your visit, but that's a lovely photograph, and I look forward to seeing more. And it's so nice that you were able to get out for a visit. As I look at your links, I get more and more distressed at the many attempts to keep our children from learning and reading, and yes, I know there are a lot more than you've listed. I'm glad you share the links, though, because we need to be aware and keep speaking up. Now, I'm off to Luxor for a bit, but I'll be back. To read what I choose and support my daughter's and granddaughter's reading what they choose.

  3. Sorry about your windy, cold day, Cathy. I feel your pain. We have had a lot of wind lately and yesterday, it was in the 40's with 20+ winds. I can take the wind. I can take the cold. Could we just not have them together? Nice picture though.

    1. That photo certainly looks like spring to me. Bring it on!

  4. Have a great weekend, Cathy! :D

  5. This is a good collection of links. I've read mos of Marcia Mueller's Sharon McCone books, and the article reminded me of so many of them. I stopped reading them after McCone is in locked-in syndrome. And on aging detectives, well, Bosch ages and is now 70. Sara Paretsky let V.I. Warshawski age into her early fifties, then left her at that age, because she says she can't jump off cliffs and run after people and tackle some if she's elderly. Don't want Bosch to get older though. And the books in sumptious locales look good, as do many of the 2023-published books. And those movies: I was confused as to the streaming service for them. Anyway, enjoy your weekend, and let us know about any great movies.


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