Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Golden Ratio of Cute

In mathematics and the arts, two quantities are in the golden ratio if the ratio between the sum of those quantities and the larger one is the same as the ratio between the larger one and the smaller. The golden ratio is approximately 1.6180339887.

At least since the Renaissance, many artists and architects have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio—especially in the form of the golden rectangle, in which the ratio of the longer side to the shorter is the golden ratio—believing this proportion to be aesthetically pleasing. Mathematicians have studied the golden ratio because of its unique and interesting properties.
(from Wikipedia)


Monday, June 23, 2008

WAR: cute vs. super

I received this picture from my sister the other night:

It seems to be your basic struggle between Hulk and Littlest Pet Shop turtle.

I responded with a surprise-attack battle.

Then, WAR ensued.

May the cute be victorious.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pwease Adopt Me

Rover Rescue
Aurora, IL
This gorgeous kitten is one of eight that was abandoned by an irresponsible owner at Prairie Fest. They were left in a wire cage with a sign that read "Kittens FREE take one" They are now at a vet clinic for lack of anywhere else to go. They are sweet, people-friendly and social. Won't you give this kitten a chance at a happy life with a loving owner? They deserve only the best after all they have been through. Adoption fee $100 includes; spay/neuter, shots up to the point of adoption, worming, flea treatment and treatment for ear mites. Please call Lisa 630-365-9100.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I'm sensitive in the flabby parts

Land of Cute gives "Kung-Fu Panda" two thumbs up. Po is extra cute, the bad guy is bad and the tiger is cool looking.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

etsy bitsy cute

I found these little guys on Etsy, but have since lost track of the name of the seller. So we'll just enjoy the adorable plushy felty cuteness for now. Maybe they'll bring us some cheer during the impending Flash Flood Watch.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Corgis on a rainy monday

A friend just adopted a corgi, so this blog is to celebrate the event. He was a shelter dog, 3 years, and lucky to be with a new family. I await photos, but in the meantime here is the Queen Mother and a puppy.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Fjord Eyes Only (ha ha)

The Fjord horse is a favorite because of the black hair in the mane, and the stout body. There are a couple in the children's zoo at Brookfield. And here is a delightful book about horses that I mentioned the other day. Happy Birthday M!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


On the way back from lunch today we saw a great huge woodchuck rolling along through the weeds and dirt. Here is a picture of it's close relative, the marmot.