The rosefinches are a genus, Carpodacus, of passerine birds in the finch family Fringillidae. Most are called "rosefinches" and as the word implies, have various shades of red in their plumage. The genus name is from Ancient Greek karpos, "fruit" and dakno, "to bite”.
TIL: Grapenuts ice cream is a Nova Scotia thing that has spread down the northeast US.
DBD AV Club
Netflix's "Emily in Paris" sets of surge in Van Gogh exhibitions, including the "it thing" of the moment "Van Gogh: Immersive Experience".
Houston man accidentally lets his cat escape the house. The owner of the cat took him and drove off.
There's more to the story if you've got a WaPo subscription. TL;DR: naturally, the owner is out on bail awaiting his 2017 murder charge. The owner also claims he didn't do anything wrong and denies driving away with the tiger, despite owning a tiger where it is not legal to own one, evading arrest, and video evidence of him driving away with the tiger. He was arrested earlier this week.
Whew, it is HARD to make an eye appointment! None available at the Berkeley School of Optometry for the next three months (I was able to submit a request online for this Saturday morning, only to get an email saying that slot was no longer available).
-UCSF Berkeley Outpatient Center: earliest appointments in August
-Rockridge Optometry: earliest appointment in July
-Moderne Optometry: earliest appointment in June
(I was just going through the "premiere" options in VSP)
Rosefinches and other birds
Our Crumbling Democracy
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