Aliens Among Us!

Mac (my newest blog hostee), pointed this out via Twitter and it’s so incredible I can’t NOT post it.

That video is pretty grainy, but check out the one in the actual article: Alien-like Squid with “Elbows” Filmed at Drilling Site. It DOES look like an alien but it’s also really beautiful in a creepy, elegant sort of way (my descriptions rock). Can you believe these things really exist?

The world is such a strange place.

Corruption, Knitting, Pygmy Hippos.

I’m exhausted but I got a design done for a friend of mine who’s starting up a fashion blog and now I’m working on putting together a blog for Ash (I’ve corrupted her – bwahahaha!). I need to finish up some of the freebie themes I have in the works too and I want to get enough together where I can actually start up a little shop.

Other than that, I’ve been knitting like a fiend, but I think that comes with being sick. Sick also means not being able to taste and feeling like someone is constantly squeezing my eyeballs out of their sockets – way too much pressure to cope so I’ve been snapping like a cocker spaniel at absolutely anything and I honestly don’t know how Ash lives with me some days. Thank goodness she thinks I’m cute.

In other news, I’m behind the times, but…


Baby Pygmy hippo, anyone? Seriously, can you get any cuter? Tiniest hippo ever. She’s like a little Wilbur, only cuter.

Oh, and before I forget, go check out Kat’s last giveaway contest. It ends tomorrow so you might want to run over and check it out. I’m sorry I didn’t post a link earlier since she’s been doing them all week, but at least I caught the last one. Go check it out!

Right. Off to do… something.

Woke up to this.

Woke up to let the dog out. What did I see? THIS.


It’s October. I’m really not ready for this. And it’s still snowing. Mother Nature, did you really have to send the snow this early? Why?

I want to go south now.

Song of the Stars

It’s kind of cliche, you know, saying that the stars make music. Or laugh like children. Or tinkle like bells. But it never really occurred to me that they do make noise!

Team Records Music from Stars

You’ll also note that the sound of one star is very slightly different to the other. That’s because the sound they make depends on their age, size and chemical composition. The technique, called “stellar seismology”, is becoming increasingly popular among astronomers because the sounds give an indication of what is going on in the stars’ interior.

Go to the article and listen to the four audio files. Isn’t it amazing? We can actually hear the stars. We can hear our own sun. Absolutely incredible. I thought it was worth sharing. I think our sun has the prettiest song, but the cluster of stars you can listen to really made my jaw drop. They sound like horns honking on a busy street. Crazy.

So, what did you hear today?

a sense of place.

So I’ve been at the Audubon Center for the Northwoods for two months, but really it only feels like two weeks. Time flies here, partly because we’re so busy, and partly because I don’t own a watch. But the experiences I have had have been so amazing so far. It’s really a learning and growing experience that I need. Actually, I think everyone needs these kinds of experiences. Really.

I’ve been canoeing in the Boundary Waters and I’ve gone on a five day canoe trip down the Mississippi. I’ve met some incredibly nice and talented people, and some people who just aren’t the nice folks in the barn (including a farmer who hates educators and women). I’ve seen a Rendezvous of voyageurs and helped facilitate teambulding for a teachers retreat (where all the adults were older than me and far more experienced). I’ve challenged myself in more ways than I could count, both physically and mentally. I’ve climbed up a high ropes course without breaking down into a mess because of the height, and I managed to survive five days with a group of high schoolers in the middle of nowhere with no bathrooms and little sunshine.

I don’t want to leave. December is coming too fast. But everything happens for a reason and this has been a wonderful experience I will never forget. I don’t think fall block should be limited to Outdoor Education majors. Everyone should be given this chance. It’s amazing.

And that’s it for now. Quick update and nothing more. Hope all is well out there in space!