That’s my excuse for not posting Friday, anyway.
Wondering if I should switch things around here too – maybe put the scintilla second or third, instead of first, start the post with updates and so on, and fit the fun links in somewhere. Might as well try it out now, right? Let me know what you think!
So, we took Friday and Monday off, so it’s back to work tomorrow. It was a lovely long weekend, I must say. We did quite a bit of nothing in particular, and I got a cleaning bug and did some straightening up, especially today. Kerigan helped with weeding out all the cords and electronics that should go to the recycling center instead of cluttering up our closets, yay!
In exercise news, we made it to Crossfit both Friday and today, yay! We also went for a nice five or so mile walk yesterday. And cleaning counts! Especially since I also rearranged some furniture.
In writing news, my Ice story came up during our long walk, and Kerigan had some thoughts on the world and culture that I really like, and hope to make use of. I didn’t actually do a whole lot of writing, but I’m finding myself entirely unremorseful about that – probably because I needed the downtime.
In other news, I mixed up seasoned burgers for supper that were really yummy! 1/2 lb ground beef, about 4 Tbsp worcestershire sauce, and about 1-2 tsp each of onion powder, chipotle powder, garlic salt, and white pepper. Plus a grated Mexican cheese blend I had left from tacos last week. Very,very tasty.
That’s about it for updates, so on to the links!
I spent some time yesterday meandering through Wikipedia links on geology, so I thought I’d share some of my more interesting finds.
It all began with the Richat Structure in the Sahara Desert. Isn’t that a cool image? It’s so big you can see it from space, and is apparently an example of an eroded dome.
Of course, that made me wonder what a “dome” is in geological terms.
Which led me to reading about laccoliths. Isn’t that a fabulous word? Laccolith. If I understand correctly, it’s the bit from underneath that pushes strata upward to form a dome.
A hydrolaccolith, where the pressure is caused by water and ice rather than magma, is also known as a pingo, another most excellent word. Pingo. Pingo. Can’t you just see Rowan Atkinson saying “Pingo,” and making it sound entirely ridiculous?
Why yes, this is how I amuse myself when left to my own devices. Hopefully, I’ve amused you too. :0
Right now, that didn’t matter. Right now, she just had to focus on surviving today, and then tonight. “And the best way to do that,” she said, “is to stop pushing myself to get back to camp, and take things step by step here. I have enough roots to keep myself fed. Water… is problematic, but it won’t kill me yet, and if it rains again, I’ll be fine. Shelter… I’m not going to make it back tonight, even if I leave everything and go now. Which would be stupid. So… I stay here today. I can build up a bit of a lean-to, gather up my roots, and spend some time fixing my bags. Then tomorrow, I travel. All right?”