Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I've probably posted it before in this very thread (maybe even twice), but The Killing has convinced me that Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Though I think it's raining in every single episode of The Killing.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I've probably posted it before in this very thread (maybe even twice), but The Killing has convinced me that Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Though I think it's raining in every single episode of The Killing.

Exactly.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I've probably posted it before in this very thread (maybe even twice), but The Killing has convinced me that Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Though I think it's raining in every single episode of The Killing.

Exactly.

*High five*

I emptied my glass recycling in the apartment complex bin today. I opened the lid and saw only glass bottles and jars in the container. I think it's the first time I've ever seen that bin without someone else's garbage or co-mingled recycling in it. Sadly, it's probably just because a couple morons happen to be on vacation at the moment.

Went to a wolf conservation center yesterday - it was pretty damn incredible:

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Totally looking forward to going to 6OSME, The 6th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education.

My wife went to 3OSME in 2002, and said it was amazing. She said it was basically like TED talks, but about the intersection between origami and math and science -- talks on protein folding, creating optimal box/packaging for Amazon, designing folding solar arrays to make satellites as small as possible for launch... If you want to get an idea of the program, here it is.

Oh, and visiting Tokyo! Whoooo!

Tanglebones wrote:

Went to a wolf conservation center yesterday - it was pretty damn incredible

Sweet!

The new WRC+ subscription site.

Content providers, publishers, etc: make it easy, make it timely—people will pay for it. I will pay for it. I am paying for it, now. I used to watch the WRC through arrrr-lternative means, but I'm more than happy to pay.

Tanglebones wrote:

Went to a wolf conservation center yesterday - it was pretty damn incredible:
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The perfect place for Monarch of the Glen cosplay! Sorry, can't sleep.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I've probably posted it before in this very thread (maybe even twice), but The Killing has convinced me that Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Though I think it's raining in every single episode of The Killing.

Exactly.

*High five*

Sounds lovely to me too, but it turns out I literally need sun to keep a condition in check.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Sounds lovely to me too, but it turns out I literally need sun to keep a condition in check.

S.A.D. suuuucks!

Deadmonkeys wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Sounds lovely to me too, but it turns out I literally need sun to keep a condition in check.

S.A.D. suuuucks!

not that

Being the Swamp Thing suuuucks!

I've been mostly unplugged for 12 days, apart from some intermittent wifi sort of connecting down at our end of camp.
We were here for 12 days of camping, swimming, etc.

I'm not saying I hugged my PC when we got back. Just some gentle nuzzling.

Also, I am now seriously tanned, and seriously in need of everything bit of everything we took with us getting washed. And sleeping in a bed will be so awesome.

I should post this in the drunk thread, not because I'm drunk, but because my tiredness typos would nearly mimic said drunken state. (without editing, that would have been been "druhnkeh state" for example).

Good night from Greece, baby.

Fresh, neighbor-grown corn on the cob and sliced cucumber from my garden for lunch.

Today is my birthday! We just came back from Diggerland USA and it was really fun.

They say it's your birthday!
We're gonna have a good time!

I survived my first week at my new job. One of my coworkers put this on at high volume on one of the PCs while we were setting up systems; it's kind of infectious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGbC...

We have noticed the decline of honeybees in the area over the years, so when we saw a miner bee house at the garden store, we picked one up. It was around $20. I hung it on the front of the house where our flowers and soon-to-be herb garden are.

Since the end of May or so, we've had tons of activity. Close to 20 tubes have been used; that's over a hundred larva. A number have been used more than once - used, opened, then sealed up again.

Miner bees don't sting - if they get pissed off, they might bite. But they don't endanger people who are allergic to bee stings, and they pollinate like crazy. They live around 2 months or so. And frankly, it's cool to watch them do their stuff; they don't seem to mind people coming right up to the nest.

So if you want some pollinators, and you're in an area where miner bees live, hunt up or make a nest for them to give them a safe, pre-made home. Your garden will thank you.

PRG013 wrote:

Today is my birthday! We just came back from Diggerland USA and it was really fun.

Sorry it's a day late...

I've not noticed a decline in honeybees in my area (never really noticed them in the first place) but I do love going out to weed and check up on my garden in the morning and watching the honeybees do their thing.

Also, I love northern Michigan cherries. The sweet cherries have just ended, and damn they are good!

Into the early 80's or so, in summer, there would be many days where you'd have a field of clover or alfalfa or something with a honeybee in just about every square yard. It was impossible not to notice them (especially if you habitually went barefoot...). If you didn't live through it, well, what's typical today is not historically normal. And to make things worse, the number of managed colonies (which are hosted by humans and can be used for agriculture) is half what it was in 1940... It's dropped from 5M then to about 2.5m today. Since the 1980's, losses of a third to a half of a colony every winter (and sometimes up to 90% or more) are normal in North American apiaries.

So it's obvious that we need to support alternate pollinators as much as we can.

Jeez, you're making me want to get a setup and put it on my apartment patio.

I think the bees might starve.

My wife asked me out of the blue last night if I would be willing to go to ComicCon sometime. I was like, "f*ck yeah!" There may have even been an erection involved. She's been digging the shows, cosplay, and pagentry that she's been following on Facebook.

I called my ISP to set up internet after our move - they ended up offering triple the speed and the addition of a phone line for $5 less than we're currently paying!

Tanglebones wrote:

I called my ISP to set up internet after our move - they ended up offering triple the speed and the addition of a phone line for $5 less than we're currently paying!

I see you in the loathe thread when that special deal runs out.

Demosthenes wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

I called my ISP to set up internet after our move - they ended up offering triple the speed and the addition of a phone line for $5 less than we're currently paying!

I see you in the loathe thread when that special deal runs out.

Almost certainly

Tanglebones wrote:
Demosthenes wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

I called my ISP to set up internet after our move - they ended up offering triple the speed and the addition of a phone line for $5 less than we're currently paying!

I see you in the loathe thread when that special deal runs out.

Almost certainly

I'm now in that situation. Paying $80/month for 40mbit. I'm thinking about calling and lowering it to 20mbit.

The Criterion Collection

Releasing many amazing (and mostly artsy-fartsy) films, but the packaging, artwork, essays... MMM-mmm! Worth actually owning movies on physical media

marcelp wrote:

The Criterion Collection

Releasing many amazing (and mostly artsy-fartsy) films, but the packaging, artwork, essays... MMM-mmm! Worth actually owning movies on physical media :)

Yup.

My annual block party was yesterday. My neighbors may be the most civilized suburbanites on this earth.

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Jonman wrote:

My annual block party was yesterday. My neighbors may be the most civilized suburbanites on this earth.

Oh. My. I want one.

Wait, is that just soft drink syrup and carbonated water? If so, forget what I said. I want a pony keg stroller.