The Information Twins were a definite hit. In fact, we’re thinking of doing it again next year, with some improvements in the costume department. Not being able to stuff poor Captain TMI into his Superman suit in order to do a proper fitting led to some issues, but we made it through. I’ll have more …
Monthly Archive: October 2012
Oct 31 2012
Oct 30 2012
Our tour of Oregon State University geology continues apace. We’re just going to make a really quick dash in at Stop 12: Memorial Union Main Entrance and – holy fucking travertine, Batman! Maybe not so quick, then.
Oct 30 2012
There’ll be something of substance up later today, I promise. For the moment: a glimpse of what is to come on Halloween. Not the full costume, obviously: just the speaker-shield and the microphone-mace. And the cat, of course, helping to demonstrate the power of the mic. And here she is deciding to defeat it by …
Oct 29 2012
It’s that madness that happens when you planned to do something simple, but kept enlarging upon the idea, and then expanding upon those enlargements, and embroidering the details, and so on. A sort of positive feedback loop takes effect, and your life becomes dominated by something that started out very simply indeed. I really only …
Oct 28 2012
Almost halfway through our tour of OSU geology! We’re coming up on the Memorial Union now, and I hope you left yourself lots of time, because this is one of those places that a person could get completely lost in – and that’s just on the outside of the building.
Oct 26 2012
A few days ago, I mentioned I’d like some red birds from someone, since I now knew the phrase for red bird in Japanese – and Heliconia came through nearly instantly with these beauties: All right, so they’re arguably orange. But it’s definitely a red-orange. Heliconia was a bit worried about them being arguably orange …
Oct 25 2012
We’re moving right along with our campus geotour – it’s amazing geology students ever get any class time in, considering how much there is to distract a person on the way to class, and we’ve only just got started.
Oct 24 2012
I know, I know – two domesticated species within a week, where’s the wildflowers, right? But we’ve been doing the OSU geotour, might as well do the campus flowers too, amirite? And these are quite wonderful. For one thing, they are trees:
Oct 23 2012
The Marys River at Avery Park had me staring in incomprehension like a kid on the first day of a foreign language class. You know how that is: the teacher’s off babbling in said foreign language at Warp 9, and you begin to wonder why you ever decided to take a foreign language in the …
Oct 22 2012
Phase II of the Oregon State University geology tour supplemental lingers round one building only, but what a building!