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Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 24 2011

Atlantis: Time to Say Goodbye

Watching her land live was agony and ecstasy.  I wish it wasn’t the last, but at least her final approach was pitch-perfect and altogether beautiful. I took screenshots of that historic final landing.  Figured I’d share. Pilot’s view on the final approach. Atlantis on infrared. You can see the glow around her.  She’s hot!  Twin …

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Jul 23 2011

A ‘Nym is Not an Unknown

I like Google+, I do, but I’m not liking their recent purge of pseudonymous folk at all.  It’s not right that people like Bug Girl and DrugMonkey face the choice between revealing their real names or getting banned.  And we’re not talking just having their profiles deactivated, no, it’s worse than that: they were exiled …

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Jul 23 2011

Cantina Collage o’ the Week: Juanita Bay Flowers

I haven’t restocked on quotes yet, so we’ll make do with collages.  Horrible torture, I know: I’m making you look at pretty things. These are some of the many flowers I made friends with when my intrepid companion and I went to Juanita Bay in May, which adventure I meant to write up and completely …

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Jul 22 2011

Scenes from the Sound

This summer hasn’t been all that summery here in Seattle, so when the sun peeked out briefly on Monday afternoon, my intrepid companion and I scurried down to Carkeek Park in hopes of catching it.  We did.  And, bonus, I only came home with fourteen rocks this time!  One of them is a hefty chunk …

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Jul 21 2011

Beware! The Health Water Pushers Want You Dead!

Well, brain dead, anyway, because how else are they going to transfer money from your wallet to theirs? Take water.  Just yer basic water.  Now, I’ve fallen for the SoBe Lifewater scheme, not because of its supposed health benefits but because they add things to it that make it very tasty, and so I can …

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Jul 20 2011

Alaska, OHMMWCB Part 2: Tracy Arm

With a title that long, sometimes you just need an acronym. Welcome back!  For those who missed it, here’s a link to Part 1 – Mendenhall Glacier. Today we’re headed down Tracy Arm toward a glacier we’ll never reach, but that’s okay–as any number of poets will attest, it’s the journey that counts.  Tracy Arm …

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Jul 19 2011

Dojo Summer Sessions: What To Do When the Muse Is On Vacation

I think my Muse has headed south for the summer.  The wretched dominatrix has this infuriating habit of vanishing about the time I need her most, and I get the impression she’s in one of those Mexican hotels that’s got a bar in its pool and a nice view of the Sea of Cortez, drunk …

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Jul 18 2011

Yeah, This Is Me With A Ginormous Glacial Erratic

This big beauty got dropped off near Lynnwood after hitching a ride on the Cordilleran ice sheet.  Look upon her and salivate: Yes.  That is me, sitting on a convenient little niche in this maclargehuge boulder.  I’m 5’6″, for scale.  And yes, I’m sitting comfortably. See?  Perfectly comfy.  Of course, from certain angles… Now, those …

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Jul 18 2011

Accretionary Wedge #36 Now Available!

Get your geology on!  This one’s all about regrets, so you might want to practice your delivery of the word “D’oh!” before you head over.

Jul 18 2011

Los Links 7/15

Another week in which there’s just too much good stuff.  This is because the people I follow on Twitter rule the universe.  They’ve got great taste! Elevatorgate continues apace.  Some of you are probably sick of hearing about it by now, but the first link explains why it matters. Greta Christina’s Blog: Why We Have …

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