The North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) departed from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute at the end of August, 2017, on a mission to understand how gases and particles present in the ocean get into the atmosphere and influence clouds and climate. This is the third voyage of the NAAMES project. Read more about their 2017 expedition.

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It's a good day!

Sep. 21st, 2017 09:24 am[personal profile] agt_spooky
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It’s a great day! First, it’s my Friday at the office because I’m off tomorrow to take another trip through the park district to go zip-lining at Zip Chicago (http://www.zipchicago.com). Then my new TV is being delivered this afternoon. Then a new comic book store opened up around the corner from my house. And it’s our quarterly bonus day (the one I automatically get & don’t have to fight for) and finally we had breakfast delivered in for my co-worker’s birthday. Not bad for a Thursday! :-)
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Sometimes I love being a graphic designer, especially went it comes to freelance jobs my co-workers frequently come to me for. Case in point - a gal at the office is getting married in three days and just now realized she was missing all of this signage she needed for the reception, thank you cards and a poem for her father. She came to me in a panic, wanting to throw money at me to do everything for her. “Whatever you want to charge me! I don’t care! Can you do this??” One day and $150 later, she had it all. And I’ve got extra spending money in my pocket! Win-win!

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Hurricane Maria Lashes Puerto Rico
Scientists are assessing the damage after the category 4 storm hammered the island with powerful winds, storm surge, and extreme rainfall.

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Last night, R and I watched a bunch of documentaries, including one on Willie Nelson, which referenced his smash album Red Headed Stranger.

R: In the RV park, Red Headed Stranger is the only album I feel comfortable playing over my external speaker system. It’s the only music everyone can agree they like.

Sam: Isn’t Red Headed Stranger a concept album about going on the run after murdering your family?

R: People can relate. 

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Mini Wetterhorn

Sep. 19th, 2017 06:38 pm[personal profile] the_other_sandy posting in [community profile] cross_stitch
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Mini Wetterhorn

Pattern by Tereena Clarke of Artecy Cross Stitch based on a painting by Joseph Anton Koch.

Stitch parking level 2: achievement unlocked. I can't tell you how many times I went to park a thread and found another thread already parked there. I think I properly fixed everything I caught, but goodness only knows if this looks anything like it was supposed to.

I can’t decide if I’m ready to level up to the pattern I’m dying to make, or if I should do one more slightly harder pattern first before working my way up to that. My end goal is a massive HAED pattern with 234 colors.

The second picture is a distance shot because this pattern was done in the pointillist style, so the farther away you stand, the more detailed it looks.



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Well, because all the TV shows are scattered everywhere, nothing starts at the same time, I am very grateful for cable's episodes on demand, because last night I saw an ad for something and went "OH darn, I missed the SERIES finale for THE STRAIN!" So it was there, I watched it, sorta guessed who would self-sacrifice but hadn't seen the Master taking him over. Even though he'd been my favorite character, I was okay with him being incinerated by the Bomb because it all sort of led up to that.... And because it's on Sunday evening, and I don't watch much TV on Sunday nights, I forgot THE LAST SHIP, which I got caught up with. Watched first hour of EMMYS. Liked Stephen Colbert as host but the awards, well, WAY too rushed and I didn't know most of the nominees, so went to LAST SHIP which was a rather intense episode. Totally enjoyed BBC America's BROADCHURCH season 3... love it when people can look like real people and not perfect barbie doll types, which is what US tv is full of.

Z NATION is back on SyFy soon but nothing on that channel has enticed me back. Usually just too dark, literally, as you can build an interstellar spaceship but you can't find lightbulbs. Didn't care for LETHAL WEAPON at first but now I'm sorta fond of it.

That's about it. Darn if I can remember what else is showing on TV at the moment. Also spending way too much time on the Weather Channel with all the hurricanes, hoping Jose actually sticks around for a few days as it's pressure would then push Maria out into the ocean, otherwise.... gah, do not want to think of it!

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Cross-stitch tuesday

Sep. 19th, 2017 04:14 pm[personal profile] ilyena_sylph posting in [community profile] cross_stitch
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I started on working on tiny Yule-things for ornaments to use as gifts for my assorted cousins. This is the current one!

a small snowman in counted cross stitch

Cross-stitch Tuesday

Sep. 19th, 2017 06:02 pm[personal profile] glinda posting in [community profile] cross_stitch
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This week was a good week for the project, I managed to get lots done. Helped in no small part by having the day off on Friday and having decided to binge listen to a podcast series while I was at it. Unsurprisingly, around five solid hours of cross-stitching does make an impact on a project.

progress pic below the cut )
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Come in, please, come in. I can’t entertain you shipboard as I once could, but there is tea and plenty of food, and I understand you’ve done well for yourself at the gambling tables. I suppose I can afford to lose a little now and then. My late first husband was a wealthy man and I magnified his wealth – well, you know how.

I think there should be discipline in everything, you know, even lawlessness. When I ruled the sea and the Red Flag Fleet, no one disobeyed me. Literally. Those who did were beheaded. But, on the other hand, I think my rule was mainly benificent. Did you know I forbade those under my command to steal from villagers who supplied us? That only made sense, of course. Death was also the sentence for any assault on a female captive. One makes these laws when one grows up as I did.

I also insisted that anything taken from town or ship was to be presented, registered, and given out amongst all – oh, the original taker got a percentage, and twenty percent is better than nothing, you know. That’s how you keep a sailor happy.

My dear second husband, he also issued some laws, I suppose, but they weren’t written down or very well enforced. What were they? Who knows. What does it matter? My laws were what mattered.

Eventually, of course, it became easier just to tax the local cities than to keep sacking them. Nicer for all concerned and not so much work for us. Bureaucracy will have its day, sooner or later, always.

That is how I came to be here, you know; several years ago, after I defeated their entire Navy, the government offered amnesty to pirates. Well they might; what other option did they have? But I was wealthy, so why should I continue to work when I was no longer a criminal? It was in 1810 that I left crime behind forever and opened this little gambling house. Here I am content, you know, and I think I will be until I die. Hopefully not for a long, long time!

Oh, I am called many things. I was born Shi Xianggu, and I am called Cheng I Sao, sometimes, but mostly I am known as Ching Shih – the Widow Ching, wife of two pirates, but a pirate empress myself.

(After all, it’s Talk Like A Pirate day, not Talk Like Every Pirate day. I chose Ching Shih.)

(Also if you enjoyed this, consider dropping some spare change in my Ko-Fi!)

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Happy Birthday, little one!

Sep. 19th, 2017 07:14 am[personal profile] agt_spooky
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Happy 5th Birthday, Bean! You were the runt of your litter and the only one not adopted at the shelter because you were tiny and a bit sickly. But when you reached through the bars of the cage and grabbed the brim of my hat, you grabbed my heart. And now look at the pretty, healthy girl you are, causing us plenty of mischief on a daily basis! :-) And you finally grew into those ears! LOL!





Frustration

Sep. 18th, 2017 11:44 pm[personal profile] viridian5
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There's probably a way to do this on AO3 and I just don't know it, but for the most part I don't want to read your setting-change AUs, so many modern fic authors. I don't want to see the characters in a modern, Regency, coffee shop, high school/college, hipster, or pirate setting. Canon divergence is often okay with me, but if I'm in the fandom the odds are good I like the canon setting and canon version of the characters and want to read about them. There are some authors skilled enough to carry me along but not enough to make up for the deluge.

Is there a way to filter them out? Because there are way too many of them in many fandoms I'm reading lately.

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Add another to the list of Things that Only Happen to V: Sunday night my car was the next in line and partially inside an auto car wash when the machine broke. After I paid by credit card, so they had to refund it. They had to back my car out, and when it showed up a plastic piece of the undercarriage had been partially ripped loose and dragged along the ground, no doubt from the machine malfunction while gripping my car to move it. I couldn't see if there was more damage. The guys tucked it up and told me to come back Monday when they'd have some mechanics in. I came back and they bolted the plastic piece back on while swearing no other damage was done. I'm keeping Sunday's receipts just in case.

Rats and Books

Sep. 18th, 2017 08:21 pm[personal profile] marthawells
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We've been hearing noises in the wall between our house and the garage for a while, and got confirmation today that it was rats. Apparently they chewed their way in through a hole at the end of a rain gutter and got in the garage attic, then got in and have been hanging out under the bathtub. So, not fun. But someone at the university recommended a wildlife removal company that specializes in rodents, and I think that's exactly what we need. (We're also infested with geckos, but that's actually a good thing.) Anyway, it's going to be expensive, but not nearly as bad as I thought.

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Fireside Fiction has set up an ebook Hurricane Relief Bookstore. 100% of the profits go to hurricane relief funds in Houston, Florida, and the Caribbean. My book Wheel of the Infinite is available there, with lots of other cool SF/F novels, magazines, and anthologies:

http://www.hurricanebookstore.com/

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