Thursday, October 10, 2013

Science and Russels

Just read about this while finding subjects for my next short research project.

While I'm posting I may as well talk about what I've been up to since my last post.

Currently I am house-sitting with Charlie again.  It's been interesting.
Charlie is a Jack Russel Terrier, real sweetie, kind of a butt.  He is a food junkie.  If you eat in front of him he give you something similar to the smolder then starts barking if you keep paying attention to him.

My best friends since childhood also dropped by for one night with Charlie and I.

They usually end up like this.  And both of them kept trying to get Charlie to kill one of them.  Charlie just wanted to play.  That in itself can be an experience, the dog jumps like a dolphin
I think that's it for now, I'll try being a bit more regular when I'm home...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

I don't wanna go to work now...

Ugh my head hurts now.  Between accidentally bashing my head on my bed side table... repeatedly (yes I can manage that, it's called dramatically throwing yourself backwards in frustration) and the discovery of my references being unusable for my research paper I am not in the mood to smile at the stoopid nice people and give them their tickets.

I suppose clarification would be helpful.  I'm currently enrolled in a research writing class at my college.  For one of my papers I thought I'd write about the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI).  An archipelago to the north of, you guessed it, the Hawaiian islands.  The NWHI happen to be a federal reserve and with the most resent shut down of the federal government it did not occur to me that this shut down would include website, and yet, I discovered, to my horror, it did.  So there go half of my references for my paper.  And my secondary topic is unusable as well since I had planned on writing about Haleakala.  So now I have to whip up a paper on Obon.  Unless my professor allows me to use .pdf brochures as references.

I think there will be drinking in my future after work...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Steampunk-ish kick

Another steampunk related thing that can very easily be translated into real life

The 6 Rules Of Steampunk

I feel that we let people and trends dictate what we 'think' far too often.
We think there are rules to follow in fashion but have you seen the things coming out of Paris?
They are neither practical nor all that comfortable looking.  And really shouldn't that be our main concern when it comes to what we wear?

The author of this article was G.D. Falksen, a prominent steampunk author.
(I need to purchase his Ouroboros Cycle when I get paid)

And another thing:
Do the boys in the second picture look like One Direction?
Is the women in the fourth picture Helena Bonham Carter?

Music Monday Steampunk Opera

New Albion 1
From The Dolls Of  New Albion, A Steampunk Opera

Sorry I've been away, it's been a hectic couple of weeks
Here is Music Monday

I found the piece on a search for steampunk music.  The art work for the album cover caught my attention.  I found the music fun to listen, and the lyrics gave a description of a world that might be interesting to visit.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Science Sunday: Galapagos

Very cool video about Google, Google Street view, and the Galapagos Islands.
And here are the Treks.

The Galapagos Islands are well known as the place where Darwin began his theory of evolution by way of natural selection.

And while we're at it here are the Ghost's of Google Street View.  An artist named Paolo Cirio goes to places and paints the people captured in Google street view where they were seen.

This is my first Science Sunday post.  I'm thinking about ways to keep me engaged in writing and for some reason Alliteration days came to mind.  So far I've got Music Mondays which can also switch to Mustard Mondays, since I like mustard. I'm avoiding Melancholy Mondays.  And Woozel Wednesdays or Heffalump Humpday.  I may post about Winne the Pooh, Elephants or Weasels.

If anyone has any other alliteration day ideas let me know

Thursday, September 19, 2013

And once more unto the breach...

I am going to try this again.  I have never been good about keeping up with things.  I am, however, endeavoring to teach myself some new tricks.

So updates:
I am engaged to Spiderman.
I fell at work and am dealing with bureaucracy of the insurance system.
My main group of friends has fallen apart.
Spiderman is out of state, and we're both very sad about it.
I am taking a research writing class at the college.

Long story short my life has been very hectic lately.

I am thinking about using this page to work on my writing skills, so if you see grammatical errors, and spelling errors I welcome the help.

And I some of my posts may not be as light hearted as they used to be.  I think I need a cathartic release that Saints Row the Third can't provide.