Category Archive: art

Dec 24 2012

Holiday Gifts For You

"Sierra White" granodiorite

When I decided to go back to school to study geology, I really had to start at the beginning with the upper-division undergraduate courses, since my previous education had been in computer and software engineering.  The first class I took was Earth Materials, where I learned to recognize various rock types and incidentally fell in …

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May 29 2012

Three Beautiful Things and a Funny

I just spent a few moments perusing G+ whilst dinner cooked. For those of you who aren’t on G+ or don’t follow me there, I figured I’d share, because there are three extraordinarily beautiful photographs and something to delight the hearts of current and former English majors. If I remember rightly, there were people who …

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May 25 2012

Paul Kane’s Famous Mount St. Helens Painting

I’m fairly certain Paul Kane didn’t expect to paint an active volcano when he went West. He was interested in Native Americans. The Hudson Bay Company almost didn’t send him so far, either: they thought the Irish-born Canadian might not be tough enough for the American West, so they adopted a wait-and-see attitude. Make it …

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Oct 30 2011

I’m Sending You to the Salt Mines

This. Is. Amazing. If somebody wanted to send me to work in this salt mine, that would be totally fine. I’d be all over that. It’s one of the most incredible places I’ve ever seen. Who would have ever thought that a bunch of salt miners would have spent extra time down in the mines …

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Sep 04 2011

I Can’t Show You This Picture, But You Must See It

I have this weird respect for copyright, so I didn’t want to embed this, but you really have to see it. Then come back and we’ll talk about it. Yeah, that’s some kind of delicious, isn’t it just? More where that came from, at David Rankin’s website. So many sights there that reminded me of …

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Dec 12 2010

Chinese. Fucking. Elvis. Need I Say More?

Apparently, I do. Today, I braved rain, floods and landslides (oh, my) in order to go see Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis at Burien Little Theatre.  If you live in the Seattle area, you have three more chances to see this show, and if you miss it, you will be reduced to a pathetic …

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Dec 06 2010

I Need a Geology Degree

Then I can hang this on my door: (Tip o’ the shot glass to Chris Rowan)

Aug 30 2010

Things That Made Me Go, “HOLY FUCKING SHIT!”

This: Literally knocked the breath from my body, that did, and then just when I’d got it back, lost it again because Lockwood’s advice on how to get to Mars (but not Venus!) was so funny.  Then some more wonder.  Then – well, go read the whole post.  You’ll see.

Jan 10 2009

Happy Little Bob Ross Cats

Glynis sez, “Bob Ross… Come on, don’t knock him. There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.” Indeed. Happy little accidents like running across Bob Ross while cruising Icanhascheezburger.com at random, and then discovering that more cats admire Bob Ross than I could ever have imagined. I used to watch Bob Ross on PBS regularly as …

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