It’s Labor Day in the United States, and I don’t feel like laboring much. The unions fought for my right to be a lazy bum on weekends, damn it. I’ll not dishonor their struggles by putting my nose to the grindstone! Besides, we saw a UFO at Mount Rainier and I want to show you it!
Here it is, coming in for a landing!
BECAUSE IT’S TOTALLY NOT LENS FLARE. LET ME HAVE MY DELUSIONS, OKAY?!
Here is a nice set of close-ups so you can see it is definitely a UFO coming in for a landing. Continue reading “Monday Musical Interlude: A UFO!!!”
I’ve got a couple of lovely posts for your perusing pleasure at Rosetta Stones.
Firstly: our first Geo Q&A! Find out what sort of rock I am.
You’ll soon see a bit on the Burke Museum, since Suzanne and I did a thorough job of the place. To tide you over, here are a few candid shots. Continue reading “New at Rosetta Stones: Find Out Which Rock I Am, Plus Pluto!”
America is about to blow up a bunch of stuff for its 240th birthday. I love it! Who doesn’t love fireworks? Well, aside from animals like my childhood dog, who invariably hid under the bed in cowering terror. And people who have had enough of explosions to last them a lifetime. People who are triggered or kept awake by loud bangs. People who are phobic about fire. All right, so there’s a long list of people and other animals who don’t like fireworks. But hopefully, even if you can’t stand ’em, you’ll be able to enjoy the geology, chemistry, and physics of them. Continue reading “The Geology of Fireworks”
Okay, yes, I’m a week late because I got ambushed by my characters last week. But here ’tis at last!
You all did a fabulous job!
Yes, I am. I am proposing to you all (excepting any creeps reading this – I’m not proposing to you). I want you all to marry me (see previous disclaimer). We don’t necessarily have to stay married, if you don’t want to – we just need to all have the big lavish wedding together. Why? Because thanks to Zeroth, I just found out geode wedding cakes are a thing. Go feast your eyes on those.
You want to accept my proposal now, don’t you? Continue reading “Frivolous Friday: Okay, We All Pretty Much Have to Get Married Now”
Summer movie discussion time, my darlings! Or, if you’re in the southern half of the world, winter movie discussion time! I’m busy writing fiction this week, which has got me thinking about fiction. There’s a lot coming out this summer (or winter). I’m looking forward to a few, but if I had to pick just one, I think it would be… Continue reading “Frivolous Friday: Which Upcoming Movie Are You Craving?”
Here’s a bit of Frivolous Friday fun with flowers! Aoife came at the exact right time of year. Springtime in Seattle is filled with blooms: it seems like absolutely everything wants to put on a display. Even on a short walk around the neighborhood, you can see thousands of lovely blooms in all shades. These delicate pink stars were falling over a fence, and so we of course had to stop to get a closer look.
I really love plants like this that drape over things. And these are really fabulous on closer inspection, because the flowers are stars! Continue reading “Mystery Flora: Sweet Spring Stars”
I’m so grateful to Aoife for deciding to come visit my fair city! See, I never get out to see it. I live a short bus ride away from downtown, but I just don’t bother to go unless someone gives me a reason. Which is sad, because I adore downtown Seattle.
And when I go, there’s always something new and fun. Even the construction cranes have a quirky sense of humor. Continue reading “Random Bits of Hilarity: The Further Adventures of Aoife and Dana”