directlook

Incidentally, about the unions

intelligent interested

Irrelevant to most things, but still very cool.

Have an orrery.

http://dd.dynamicdiagrams.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/orrery_2006.swf

If you click on "Tychonian" down at the bottom, you can see how people thought the geocentric system worked, too.


...Currently, politics in the US is just depressing me, what with the current effort to drag the country back to the 19th C., and politics in the Middle East is just amazing me and is probably beyond my ability to discuss cogently at this point. So instead, I offer this cycle of planets. Have fun.
tired

I last posted in October?

Holy.....where DOES time go?

Oh, wait; let's see, trying to get a graduate degree "part time" on top of a full-time day job in a now-horrendously-understaffed department. Yeah, that'd be where.


Next week I will be starting to do metabolic modelling. I will try to catch up with my friends before this point.
  • Current Mood: tired tired
intelligent interested

Spirit Day

Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day
 


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes and at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.




My note:

I also understand, oh believe me I do!, that girls are bullied just as badly as these boys have been. No-one is immune. But these are the deaths in the news right now, and have thus become the rallying point. Let us all hope that the deaths of lesbians from bullying are not out there in just as great a frequency, but just ignored. Let us all hope that we do not "gain" any public deaths of girls from bullying to add to this sad total, either. Let this kind of vicious, petty nastiness simply become unacceptable, to anyone, ever.
research, writer, computer cat

ANNOUNCEMENT

Just warning people:

Due to various and assorted circumstances, I'm going to blitz this journal in a few days.

I am keeping everything in backup (it's backed up already, including all the comments). And I will be retaining a few of the posts. And the rest of it will be starting over.
evil

I dreamed a dream...

Last night, I dreamed that I was wandering through what looked like a large meteor crater in the New Mexico desert, until I stumbled on a convention of angels. And by "convention of angels", I mean "function rooms in a cheap hotel, with seminars going on and keynote speakers and a buffet of little triangle-cut sandwiches laid on for lunch." I wandered in and parked myself in the middle of the audience for one of the speakers -- yes, they were all angels, wings & surpassing beauty and everything -- and started heckling. For some reason they didn't stop me (actually, the angel sitting to my right seemed to be giggling softly and egging me on), until the speaker gave up in despair and left to get drunk on vodka. Then I remember following this drunk angel around listening for him to say weird shit. At one point I had to persuade him not to steal a bus.

He let me have a sip out of his bottle of vodka, though, as we were sitting in the bus I had just persuaded him not to steal, and it was really kick-ass good stuff.

Unfortunately, my alarm clock went off just as he was starting to say something about Einstein and the necessity of hedgehogs.



...Right, I leave what this says about me open to interpretation....
intelligent interested

Rabbits!

Nothing too substantive, since I am tired beyond the realms of all sane tiredness. But nevertheless, this:



(Hang on 'til the face-licky bit at the end.)

Oh, and what do you get when you give a baby bunny to a pit bull?


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...A perfectly fine baby bunny covered in dog spit, apparently. ^_^
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