Queer As Folk
- A Time From Now_Post513
- Taking Care Of Justin_1984 to 2005
- Road Trips in Six Parts_2000 to 2005
- The Window of My Mind_2005
- The Silence of His Smile_2006
- Just Another Singer in a Local Punk Band_2008
- Rememberance in Silken Blue_2010
- When Your Past Catches Up to His Future_2012
- The Shadows of His Past_2014
- Their Gift of Always_2009 & 2012_Two Christmas stories separated by four drabbles
- The Journey_AU_December 2002 to December 2004
Adam Lambert & Tommy Joe Ratliff
- Braedon Matthews
- Three Questions
- Ethan Is
- One Long and Delicate Golden Brown Curl
- Happiness in Its Entirity
- Somewhere Near the Back of the Closet
- Everyone Who Mattered to Them Was There
- Caught in the Light of His Eyes
- Every Second Wednesday
From: YouTube NASA Johnson_Doing groundbreaking science can mean working with dangerous materials; how do the astronauts on the International Space Station protect themselves and their ship in those cases? They use the Microgravity Science Glovebox: in this “SpeedyTime” segment Expedition 52 flight engineer Peggy Whitson pulls a rack out of the wall of the Destiny Laboratory to show us how astronauts access a sealed environment for science and technology experiments that involve potentially hazardous
From: YouTube NASA Johnson_When you live in a place where your heart doesn’t even have to work against the pull of gravity, you need help with exercise: the astronauts on the International Space Station have a suite of exercise equipment at their disposal, including a treadmill. In this “SpeedyTime” segment Expedition 52 flight engineer Jack Fischer runs through the workout they get on the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (COLBERT) in the station’s Tranquility module.
Before_Our old old, years old Nandina and Aagapanthus. The 2 Nandina grew too big over the course of 15 years, although the drought had finally wrecked them, and the 4 Aagapanthus were basically over taken by them. The catus came with the house and, having started to totally decay, was discarded
So, we took heavy equipment to them and within a half hour, all 5 were basically gone. At least above ground.
It took quite a while longer to have them gone below ground but eventually we had a new canvas to work with.
Our most local nursery, Summerwinds, was/ is having a sale, they're sadly closing our location, so we got very good deals on the replacement plants, 3 Ruby Stella Hemerocallis, 1 Petite Plaum Crape Myrtle, it grows about 5 feet high and 4 feet wide, and 3 other lower growing plants that I forget what are. All 3 types were chosen for their sun and drought tolerance and, natually, their textural differences.
Afer they've grown in a bit, I'll post another photo.
Below I'm just throwing in a couple of photos of our walkway because I think it looks quite nice :)
The new posters pay homage to the 1930s originals.
America’s national parks have been enthralling visitors for over a century. The very first park to be established was Yellowstone, which was described by Ferdinand Hayden in his 1871 survey as a ”land of wondrous beauty.” There are now 58 national parks around the U.S., covering an astonishingly diverse 84 million acres of land. It’s not hard to understand why some ambitious tourists make the effort to visit every single one of them.
Want to see more lovely lovely posters. Go here.
Also, from Mental Floss_A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John takes a look at some of America's great National Parks!
In order to complete this task, I will need to read about five books per month which, frankly, is daunting but I managed last year so...maybe. And it is a task I DID NOT complete for July
31_A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin
32_ART_Painting With Water-Soluble Colored Pencils by Gary Greene
33_Bookclub recommendation_I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" by Brené Brown
Task 17_Project_100 MOVIES (To include completed series)
In order to complete this task, I will need to watch about 10 movies per month, a task I completed for July
61_The Accountant_2016_Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons
62_Whatever Happened to Baby Jane_1962_Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Maidie Norman
63_Spirited Away_2001_Animation_Director: Hayao Miyazaki_Haku, Chihiro Ogino, Yubaba
64_The Great Courses_History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective_Professor Gregory S Aldrete_48 Lectures
65_Birth of a Nation_2016_Nate Parker, Gabrielle Union, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King
66_The Thin Man_1934_Myrna Loy, William Powell, Skippy as Asta, Maureen O'Sullivan
67_Eames: The Architect and the Painter_2011_Art Documentary
68_Life_2017_Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada
69_Shadow of the Thin Man_1941_Myrna Loy, William Powell, Donna Reed, Barry Nelson
70_Appropriately, watched this for the Fourth of July_Yankee Doodle Dandy_1942_James Cagney, Walter Huston
Dribs & Drabs
None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. As it were
- I think, as these periodically come along, I'll post them here because they really are speedy yet full of information about ISS!
SpeedyTime #1, about Kibo Airlock, can be found here.
From: YouTube NASA Johnson_Astronauts on the International Space Station have to exercise for two hours every day, but they can show off the hardware in a lot less time than that. In this “SpeedyTime” segment Expedition 52 flight engineer Peggy Whitson gives us a rapid-fire display of exercises that can be done with just one piece of equipment, the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device in the Tranquility module.
From: YouTube Ted-Ed_Over 100,000 metric tons of caffeine are consumed around the world every year. That’s equivalent to the weight of 14 Eiffel Towers! Caffeine helps us feel alert, focused, and energetic, even if we haven’t had enough sleep — but it can also raise our blood pressure and make us feel anxious. So how does it keep us awake? Hanan Qasim shares the science behind the world’s most widely used drug.
From YouTube: NASA Johnson
No one knows the International Space Station better than the people who live and work there—and now they’re sharing that knowledge in bite-sized chunks. In the first of a series of short videos called “SpeedyTime,” Expedition 52 flight engineer Jack Fischer gives us a quick-but-thorough tour of payload activities inside and outside the airlock in the station’s Japanese laboratory module, Kibo.
It's stunning to me how, even after all this time, those two little words still bring tears to my eyes. This vid, which I snagged from secretsolitaire, is a lovely tribute made for the 2th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book. It's 'The 20 most memorable moments from the Harry Potter series -as chosen by fams'.
Erin Mackey and Randy Harrison (Dot and George in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE) perform "Move On" in the Guthrie recording studio, accompanied by Musical Director Mark Hartman. See them onstage in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
I'm including the painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, as well as an image, from a different production, of the painting. I love the little cut-out animals!
It adds a bit of poignancy when you realize that Georges Seurat only lived another five years after this painting was completed, dying at 32 years of age. You can't help but wonder what else he might have accomplished given the chance to grow into his mature style.
From: YouTube Defenders of Wildlife
The first pic is of Opal Creek which really is opalesque in color. The second is Traditional, the third just strange, the fourth twisted.
In order to complete this task, I will need to read about five books per month which, frankly, is daunting but I managed last year so...maybe. And it is a task I completed for June
( Five Books )
Task 17_Project_100 MOVIES (To include completed series)
In order to complete this task, I will need to watch about 10 movies per month, a task I completed for June
Dribs & Drabs
9_A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
I have embarked on this series at last. Book one down, I am on to book two
15_The Great Courses_History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective_Professor Gregory S Aldrete_48 Lectures
These next three relate to a book I have wanted to do for YEARS. I've come to realize that, since this little picture book relates to Lauren's childhood, doing it will be theraputic, a transition from my little girl, Lauren and my adult son, Aaron. Once done, we have another picture book in mind, a joint project, that deals with that transition.
32_Describe CHILD's (Outside) Style
33_Describe INSIDE Style
34_Describe ADVENTURE Style
This deals with myart scheduling because, after watching a couple of documentaries about artists, that in the main they work on many things at once. I never have but now I do, two different kinds of drawings and the above-mentioned book
55_Establish 3-minimum-simultaneous routine
'Doubt and contradictions are not tolerated in Mr. Trump's life; but, of course, they are there -- as they are in every life -- no matter how deeply concealed. You can see it in the tragic air that never leaves him, in the rhythm of his steps, the lines sculpted into his face, the rigidity of his neck as he signs those wretched executive orders. Yes, doubt must be there because he is not only intolerant of complexity; he fears it.
What false vigor then must demonizing and excluding millions of innocent people based on their race and religion inspire. And just like the censor who underestimates the common reader, Mr. Trump too has a limited interpretation of himself and therefore of humanity. And just like the censor, his actions will damage the fiber of his society because, in the long run, the lasting damage falls on the one doing the excluding more than those being excluded.'
The entire article can be found here.
Thank you fansee :)