Sunday, August 10, 2014

First-world problems: a 5-yr diary

So my options are:
1. An excel sheet (but that would require me to use one of my devices that run on electricity... ARGH! Also the formatting doesn't strike my fancy)
2. A diary / book (I don't currently have one that has 366 pages. The ones that do have 366 pages are too wee. And I simply won't buy a book! Unless it's made of recycled paper. Then I wouldn't feel so bad.)
3. An email account (possibly the best of the options. However, this too would require the use of a device. )

Perhaps this would be a good time to learn to make my own paper...

Sunday, August 3, 2014

no. 87

This is a very special post, because
1. the number 87 is one of my favorites.

2. It's Friendship Day. 

There will be no long-winded philosphising about the nature of friendships and how they evolve and grow (or diminish) and what they can bring to your life, etc. etc.

These little guys have nothing to do with my flesh-and-blood/ disembodied friends. 
Instead, we have an excerpt from a book I'm currently reading, A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson:
"So what keeps the planet stable and cool? Life does. Trillions upon trillions of tiny marine organisms that most of us have never heard of - foraminiferans and coccoliths and calcareous algae -  capture atmospheric carbon, in the form of carbon dioxide, when it falls as rain and use it (in combination with other things) to make their tiny shells. By locking the carbon up in their shells, they keep it from being re-evaporated into the atmosphere where it would build up dangerously as a greenhouse gas. Eventually all the tiny foraminiferans and coccoliths and so on die and fall to the bottom of the sea, where they are compressed into limestone. It is remarkable, when you behold an extraordinary natural feature like the White Cliffs of Dover in England, to reflect that it is made up almost entirely of tiny deceased marine organisms, but even more remarkable when you realize how much carbon they cumulatively sequester."

Thank you, wee creatures.

Happy Friendship Day, Earth. May we be better to you.

Friday, August 1, 2014


This pair of tights had a couple of holes. 
(One is where the scarf is sticking out near the fork)
What happens next will shock you!

(Stay tuned for details)

(Of course, this is for dramatic effect. How can you even ask?)

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Greetings, citizens of the world! We are united by planet and species, so what say we do our best to look after our handfuls of earth?