DABD-Stephanie Ryan

Happy Draw A Bird Day

Today is Draw A Bird Day (really)! It goes all the way back to the ’40s, so as far as I’m concerned, that easily places it in the top 10 most legitimate holidays. It’s pretty great: the whole thing is that you draw a bird, then post it alongside everyone else’s other bird drawings for the enjoyment of all. That’s …

Fish custard and the $13 flashlight

On Tuesday, I came this close to buying a $13 flashlight. Let me assure you, we have flashlights. We have at least one in every room, should a power outage ever take us by surprise. That’s in large part thanks to John, who once had a birthday party themed on flashlights, where someone ralphed all over me ten minutes before …

Perfect brownies, the Pentagon way

The Pentagon has released a 26-page official brownie recipe, which I recently discovered via Reason.com. (My verification of this document extends only to googling the doc number and seeing that no one has publicly debunked it. Plus, it totally looks real. So.) The most interesting part of this document to me isn’t that it exists — although that in itself …