Sunday, December 12, 2010

Metrodome roof collapses due to blizzard

Minnesota, I miss you. 

There was so much snow and such high winds that plows were taken off the road; something that hasn't happened in years.

In Boston, it's raining.  What baloney.

Monday, December 6, 2010

December 2010

 my very own Charlie Brown Christmas tree


From Design Sponge, one of my favorite blogs to read, comes the best hack of I have ever seen to make use of the 1990s TV cabinet thing.  Brilliant.   Mom, can I make ours into a kitchen for me?

Pom-pom animals---wonderful!  (via Design for Mankind)

Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.
Beautiful.  Still jealous of Kempt's trip to Iceland.  One day I'll get there. 

Super Grandma (via Dudecraft)

An incredible map of the countries of the world that rearranges countries based on their size and population...very cool. (via Strange Maps)

The Ikea version of the Large Hadron Collider.  Watch out for the black hole, it's vicious.

Really cool statistics of life expectancy and earnings since the 1860s by geography.  Very cool.  [via]

Why Working at Work Doesn't Work (via)

An incredible podcast from NPR's Science Friday that goes back in time to their broadcast in 1993 talking about the internet.  I was in second grade.  I don't remember the internet being a real thing until at least sixth grade in the library, but then in seventh grade, oh man, I was all about making Geocities websites.  Thanks, science club. 

The Empire Strikes Christmas (via)

Things to look forward to:

--I know this isn't typically a thing to look forward to, but I finally have enough money in the bank to start allocating funds to specific actual big-kid mutual funds.  Pa would be so proud! 

--Home.  Soon.  11 days.  Not that I'm counting, oh no. With this comes friends, family, babies, ice skating, Christmas trees, all sorts of wonderful things. 

--Getting my life back to normal.  Or something resembling normal.  This semester?  Not my favorite.

--Snow!  There was Lisa-Frank glitter snow for about ten minutes earlier today, but I'll hold out for the real snowflakes in Minnesota.  I can't wait to see the cabin decked out in fluffy white.

thesis proposal: check!

Four days after my thesis proposal, I'm ready to do some science.  Or, rather, get lots of science prepared before I go home...either way, I'm certain that the new year will start off with a bang.  (fingers crossed)