there was a full moon last night and according to the news here, it was the snow moon. appropriate, since it snowed yesterday. :D once again, enough to be pretty but not enough to have to shovel. my favorite kind. (well, next to snow that gets you out of school/work....)
over the weekend i did some day drinking at a local cidery with tamalinn
and another friend (i didn't know there was a local cidery! but there is! and the cider is delicious!), failed to get my comics, lost at curling (again), wrote a bunch of words for my bang that i might not keep, and spent six and a half hours with my sister planning a trip to hawaii. so i'm going to hawaii. :D we still have to rent a car and get tickets for a luau, but we have the important things done. it's very exciting.
today was a very chill day and then everything happened in like the last two hours. >.< suddenly everybody needed something done.
i have a ton of links and i'm not kidding.scientist discovers lapis lazuli in a medieval woman's teeth
, leading to the thought that she was most likely a painter of medieval manuscripts. i thought that was a thing only monks did, but no! women got to illuminate too.
and speaking of medieval women, this nun faked her death
to get away from the convent.check out this mongolian metal band
. metal filtered through mongolian music traditions. cool shit.
this is old news, but china successfully sprouted seeds on the moon
. how cool is that? lunar plants!the 500-year-long science experiment
- in which scientists will be testing the longevity of bacteria until 2514. that's some faith in one's future fellow scientists, and in the future of science.a dad in russia made a leafblower-powered sled for his kid
.how to make the best matzo balls
, in both cannonball and light&fluffy versions. because matzo balls are always in season.
for a random dose of diy cuteness, potted cactus cake
(because cactus) and snow globe cupcakes
i love church conversions (when someone converts a church, usually a small one, into living space) but this one in chicago
just makes me sad. it looks slapdash and weirdly designed. who puts the pulpit right outside a door between the living/dining space and a bedroom? that makes approximately zero sense. and personally i would have made the living/dining space a little bigger. i guess you're supposed to use the altar bar as a table? also i would never pay $4000/month for it.
...i have opinions on architecture and interior design and they are not always nice ones.
i also love tiny houses, and this harry potter themed one
is really neat. a mom and her daughter built it because they're massive hp fans and thought other massive hp fans would appreciate it.
a guy pretended to be a young joseph stalin on tinder and it did not go horribly
. i don't know what this says about people on tinder, but maybe not much. altho to be fair the young stalin was kind of cute.there's a 3d printed bridge in shanghai
! it's the world's longest one! who wants to go to shanghai and walk across it with me? :DDDlightsaber dueling is now an official competitive sport in france
. how fun and fannish! there are strict rules, just like there are for other fencing styles, but i don't think people show up for epee tournaments dressed as stormtroopers and jedi.103-year-old woman becomes a junior ranger at the grand canyon
- i think the program is aimed at kids to teach them about national park preservation and protection, but there's no specified upper age limit. so if you decide at age 103 (making you three years older than the park) that you want to be a junior ranger at the grand canyon, you can.
and finally, in honor of the opportunity rover, have a great article about her
and a lovely twitter story
now if you'll excuse me, there's a brick of tofu in my kitchen that i have to deal with before i go to bed.