May 17, 2013  •  In Aerin, Claire, Personal, Reviews, Science

Friday PicDump, 05.17.2013

A chaotic life and lack of inspiration does not make for a good blogger. Here’s some eye candy for those who are curious as to what C&A have been up to lately… Last week, while taking a walk with the girls, I came across a small playground that seemed intent on being kept hidden. Located […]

May 9, 2013  •  In Art/Design, Geek, Science, Star Wars

Periodic Elements of Star Wars Episodes VI, V, and VI

If this doesn’t make your geek senses quiver with joy, I don’t know what will.   Created by Etckt, this periodic chart includes all characters from Episodes VI, V, and VI. Each character is categorized by allegiance, and their order of appearance and movies are numbered in each cell (in Aurebesh). Be sure to check out Etckt to […]

Jul 4, 2012  •  In Geek, Science

The Science Behind Fireworks

Happy Fourth of July! To celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, and to pay tribute to one of childhood’s greatest pastimes, I’d like to share some interesting tidbits I’ve discovered about fireworks. The first — where do the colors of fireworks come from? This neat chart shows us exactly which chemical(s) contribute to each color you’ll […]

Jun 27, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Entertainment, Geek, Science

The Heroic Table of the Elements

This one’s a doozy! Illustrator Matt Cowan has created a cool piece of geek art titled “Heroic Table of the Elements,” where superheroes and villains from the DC and Marvel universe are displayed in the style of the periodic table of elements. You can tell that a lot of thought went into compiling the chart — the […]

Feb 14, 2012  •  In Cute, Geek, Science, Web

Google’s Geeky Valentine Surprise

Happy Valentine’s Day! For a sweet Valentine’s surprise, type this into a Google search: sqrt(cos(x))*cos(300x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(6-x^2), -sqrt(6-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5 Too lazy or suspicious to try it for yourself? What will happen is that the algebraic equation will plot out a graph in the shape of a heart, like so: Feel free to share […]

Oct 20, 2011  •  In Claire, Funny, Geek, Motherhood, Personal, Science


Claire seems to be doing much better this morning. Her fever is gone, she no longer cries out from pain, and she is finally eating. I did not sleep a wink last night from worrying over my sick daughter. Since my in-laws have arrived early this morning to help with the baby, I will now attempt […]

Oct 16, 2011  •  In Aerin, Baby, Claire, Geek, Personal, Science

Defying the Halloween Birthday

How much does psychology come into play when it comes to the day a woman gives birth? As it turns out, more than what you might expect. Using 11-years’ worth of U.S. birth certificate data provided by the National Center for Health Statistics, Yale researchers have found that there are higher instances of birth on Valentine’s […]

Sep 30, 2011  •  In Cute, Funny, Science

Mathematical Dance Moves

This may just be the best fun-and-educational chart I’ve seen in quite some time! Via I Love Charts. You may also like: Website of the Day: Sad Animal Facts 13 Reasons Why Humans Are the Cutest Animals The Secret Lives of Superhero Toys Doll Play