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Shiny (scary) space object

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Check it!

 

Some grad student found the meteor.

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November 29, 2008 at 11:05 pm

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The Great Big Scary

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If I was a person who made lists, and I made a list of things that scare me here is what would be my “#1 Scary Thing:”

Space.

Space is scary for lots of reasons.  Did you know that black holes can eat one another?  Seriously.  The black holes below are just “dancing” right now, but it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets the munchies.

yum yum yum

yum yum yum

If you’re not someone who is scared of space, then this article, which references a possible “shadow universe,” something called“dark matter annihilation” and a “200 billion electron volt supersymmetric particle known as a wino” (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) probably won’t change your mind.  Even I didn’t find it that concerning.  Maybe that’s because I didn’t understand it at all.  Or maybe, it’s because right after I finished reading, I stumbled across this video on Astrology Picture of the Day (which manages to be both awesome and awesomely scary):

That, dear readers, is a meteor the size of a DESK zipping into Canada, from DEEP SPACE on Nov. 20.   Whoa. 

Happy Thanksgiving!  APOD’s picture is quite beautiful today, so I’ll leave you with this:

poof.

poof. I'm out.

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November 26, 2008 at 5:24 pm

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Tis the season

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For me to start blogging on a regular basis.  Again.  Not that I ever posted more than once a day or a few times a week.  And I apologize, loyal readers (to all 3 of you).  It’s just since the election ended, I’ve struggled to find the right direction for my humble blog to take.  My poor blog.  And anyway, there are already thousands of political blogs, celebrity blogs, food blogs, fashion blogs, cute animal blogs, relationship blogs, boring blogs, advice blogs, book blogs, bookshelf blogs (really – and I read them), shopping blogs, blog roundups, design blogs, blogs about how to design blogs, blogs blogs blogs.  Blogs that make me go RAR.  My anti-blogging boyfriend even has a blog.  It’s called “Drunken Marxist.”  He’s never written anything on it, but it could be awesome!  Especially if he only posted to it when drunk!  He would still post way more than me.

Anyway, this “gotta have a gimmick” thing is stressing me out.   So until I work out my blog theme (tikki blog!).  Don’t expect a lot of cohesion.  Or coherence.  Just words.  On a blog.  And maybe some pictures.

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November 24, 2008 at 9:25 pm

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Wooooooooooooo

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One week later and I’m still feeling my election buzz.  But for those of you suffering from a hope hangover, let me share what I expect will be the last Sarah Palin post for a while. 

Musical Palin!

Awwwwww.  I’m kinda gonna miss her.

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November 11, 2008 at 8:15 pm

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It’s finally here!!

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Woo hoo – election day, and things are looking up!

For your imbibing pleasure, find an election day drinking game here.

I will be drinking el presidentes and artillery punch while swooning over my gergs on cnn. 

whooo!

whooo!

 

El Presidente:

Two parts rum
One part curaçao
One part dry vermouth
Dash grenadine

Stir well with ice, then strain into glass.  Garnish and serve.

 

 

 

bump it up

bump it up

 

Artillery Punch:

1 quart strong black tea
1 quart rye or blended whiskey
1 (750 ml) bottle red wine
1 pint dark rum
1/2 pint brandy
2 ounces Bénédictine
1 pint fresh orange juice
1/2 pint fresh lemon juice
Twists of lemon peel for each glass

Pour the tea, whiskey, wine, rum, brandy, Bénédictine, orange juice, and lemon juice into a large bowl over a large disk of ice. Stir until blended, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve in chilled glasses, and garnish with lemon peel.

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November 4, 2008 at 8:57 pm

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