NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg is a self proclaimed crafter. A week ago she made a stuffed dinosaur from scraps on the space station. The little T-rex is made form the lining of Russian food containers and the toy is stuffed with scraps from an old T-shirt. While many toys have flown into space, this is the first produced in space.
Dinosaur born in space!
CRAFTS… IN…. SPACE!
(to Joan) Be patient. First rule of good sponsorship. I can help your friend, Miss Watson. He just needs to give me the chance.
(to Holmes) This stuff’s not even on the market yet. So really. How would you know if you could beat it?
(to Joan) You can’t let the noise get to you. You know this. But you did better with the lock this time. Only took you six seconds.
(to Holmes) Milestones like this one, they’re yours. But they’re not about you. They’re about all the people who haven’t got there yet. You know, I know it’s hard. But one of these days, you gotta get over yourself.
"How’d it go with Alfredo?"
"Liberating, as you predicted. I’m lucky to have him."
[eight-piece gif set of scenes with Alfredo, 4 from episode 9 and 2 each from 18 & 20]
Listen to Alfredo. He knows what he’s talking about.
(But did Holmes listen? No, two episodes later, there he is, talking big about how he’ll crack the Leviathan in an hour. Listen to Alfredo.)
Quick note from a person in recovery on how great Alfredo is: he’s not just being a sponsor to Sherlock about addiction, but to Joan about codependency. “You can’t let the noise get to you”: We use the term “noise” for all the whingeing and moaning and drama addicts toss around when they’re refusing their responsibilities. They can’t be reached then, and if you engage them you just reinforce them and help amp up the drama, so you have to “shut out the noise” and let them rant. Every time you wait it out, it takes less time for the addict to chill out and cope. “You’re getting better with the lock,” Alfredo says—and we know what that last word’s short for.
[argh, hit the reblog button and then realized I had something more to add. I’d be sorry for the repeat except we can’t really have too much Alfredo, can we?]
I’d like to offer another application of professorfangirl’s excellent explanation of Alfredo’s choice of words:
The conversation between Alfredo and Joan about the noise and the lock happens after the worst of Holmes’ resistance to the requirements of recovery (to date, anyway) has passed. While it’s just as important for Joan to watch out for codependency in the transition from addiction counselor to partner, she also has her own unhealthy patterns to unlearn. What is to come in this episode, is Joan’s own noise, her self-doubt and concern for what her friends think and discomfort with flaunting societal conventions (getting arrested). And Holmes is the one who encourages her, challenges her, and eventually disengages from her rant by asking her to wallow in private. She does learn to chill out and cope more quickly. Watson is getting better, with “the lock.”
"They are the earliest painted portraits that have survived; they were painted whilst the Gospels of the New Testament were being written. Why then do they strike us today as being so immediate? Why does their individuality feel like our own? Why is their look more contemporary than any look to be found in the rest of the two millennia of traditional European art which followed them? The Fayum portraits touch us, as if they had been painted last month. Why? This is the riddle.”
-John Berger, from “The Fayum Portraits”
I remember the first time I saw reproductions of these portraits. As soon as I read the quote I thought it must be John Berger, the only art historian I’ve read with the fannish sensibility to be both critical and gushing about works of art. (But if you have others in mind, lay them on me.)
A good chart to show hold long your vegetables, fruit and… other stuff would stay fresh for. Brought to you by visual.ly, a place with a TON of infographics, maybe the biggest on the web.
Good to know!!
reblogged so I can find it again
Some fishing stories are a little hard to believe, But this guy has pictures to prove his story…
Tom Satre told the Sitka Gazette that he was out with a charter group on his 62-foot fishing vessel when four juvenile black-tailed deer swam directly toward his boat.
“Once the deer reached the boat, the four began to circle the boat, looking directly at us. We could tell right away that the young bucks were distressed.
I opened up my back gate and we helped the typically skittish and absolutely wild animals onto the boat. In all my years fishing, I’ve never seen anything quite like it!
“Once on-board, they collapsed with exhaustion, shivering. We headed for Taku Harbour. Once we reached the dock, the first
buck that we had been pulled from the water hopped onto the dock, looked back as if to say ‘thank you’ and disappeared into the forest.”
After a bit of prodding and assistance, two more followed, but the smallest deer needed a little more help (that’s him in the wheelbarrow).
My daughter, Anna, and son, Tim, helped the last buck to its feet. We didn’t know how long they had been in the icy waters or if there had been others who did not survive. My daughter later told me that the experience was something that she would never forget, and I suspect the deer felt the same way as well!”
From: Second Chance Ranch
I’ve been seeing this post floating around with these handsome pretty photoshop brushes and decided to see if I could mimic the effects in SAI. I didn’t get all of them perfectly, but I did what I could, while also bringing some unique SAI-ishness to the table that you can’t get in PS. Hope you guys find these useful!
do you ever share a tumblr joke with your mom only you need to like, cut the curse words and complete the sentences and by the time you do that it’s a completely different syntactical structure and possibly a separate language
I’ve noticed that my mom is completely…