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every day a new adventure

Friday, July 13th, 2018

It has now been almost three weeks since I cut my hair. (And maybe, possibly, mixed up the clipper attachments and used the shorter one first.) ((I’M NOT SURE, OKAY, THE COLORS LOOK REALLY SIMILAR AND I MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN CONFUSED!)) It has been a journey! I basically have one big whorl on the top-back […]

that time of year again

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Looks like it’s time to start paying closer attention to the drought tracker again here in New England. Drought Monitor The U.S. Drought Monitor, established in 1999, is a weekly map of drought conditions produced jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Drought Mitigation Center at […]

happy solstice!

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

NatGeo adding some SCIENCE to the day! Earth’s Days Are Getting Longer, by Alejandra Borunda Fave quote: “So if I just wait a few hundred million years,” he says, “I’ll get that extra hour back!”

not yet

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Last week I had a very nice walk with someone who predicted that our current weather pattern was leading us straight back to a drought. Since I wasn’t really sure of our current drought status, I thought it prudent to reply as vaguely as possible. But now I have relocated the US Drought Monitor map, […]

“yes, I’ve read a poem”

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has a live cam of nesting Layson Albatrosses in Kauai, Hawaii. Very enjoyable background to working! And yes, it’s terrifying that google sees all and knows all, but it also means that I can search the phrase “tumblr baby bird is muppet adult bird has eyeliner” and it will *actually* […]

thanks, NPR!

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Learned about Safecast from NPR. Safecast is an international, volunteer-centered organization devoted to open citizen science for the environment. (Basically a group of people got together after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, and started figuring out how to crowd-source radiation data. It’s grown a lot since then!) The whole site is pretty neat, […]

because cats

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

A coworker introduced me to the Chrome extension Tabby Cat, and it has changed my work life for the better. Each time you open a new tab in chrome, it opens with a picture of a cat, instead of the ‘most visited sites’ tiles. Best part is they have adorable names, like ‘Teeny Casper’ and […]

100% approved

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Yesterday, I was one of the day’s lucky ten thousand: I learned that the internet has a cat! Purrli, aka “The Internet has a Cat!” is a purr generator. Yep. And it’s amazing.

eclipse countdown update

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Checked out NASA’s Eclipse 2017 site, because NASA. Things to love: *The eclipse graphic shows the path of totality through the United States, which makes it look a bit like the country is wearing a sash. *This quote: “It is hard not to imagine that the way things are now is the way they have […]

the logo turtle!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Every once in a while I start thinking back about things I remember from elementary school, and one of them is the logo turtle. I mean, mostly I remember eating chewy granola bars and that I had a shirt with little ties in the front, but it was definitely associated with learning the logo turtle. […]