Tuesday, April 15, 2014

new bionics





Monday, April 14, 2014

total lunar eclipse



do you know that tonight's eclipse is the first
of four consecutive total lunar eclipses?
april 15, 2014
october 8, 2014
april 4, 2015
september 28, 2015

four in a row is called a
total lunar eclipse
tetrad

{from here}



Friday, April 11, 2014

getting science-y


full lesson here

higgs boson
which he mentions in the video above

dipping our toes into quantum physics:
and here.

elementary particle of light,
a single quantum of light

186,000 miles per second
we've all learned this, but a refresher never hurts

simultaneously existing in multiple states
as in: yes AND no

bose-einstein condensate: herehere, and here
basically, uber-cold gasses

used bose-einstein condensate to
slow light down to 17 meters per second,
and then stopped it completely.
note: prior to her success, her peers thought the idea was crazy.
note: i love that her last name is pronounced "how?"
her wikipedia page is herebut this interview is better.

wow.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

a few things



we delivered warm cookies
to our new neighbors last night.
do you know your neighbors?
neighborday is saturday, april 26.


i want to learn how to play cribbage.
do you play?
{my vintage cribbage board}

stayed up late waiting for banana bread to bake.
so worth it.

a friend who knew i was at the bottom
of the library wait-list for this book
i'm listening to it every night before bed.
next step: hang the hammock & listen al fresco.
{thank you, mary!}


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

this keeps happening


beatrix is nearly recovered from her surgery,
but not yet allowed to run free in the backyard.
she is spending her days inside,
making herself quite at home.
this is the window seat in my office.
it belongs exclusively to mr. roo.
beatrix is deaf
and is therefore oblivious to the growling.


Monday, April 7, 2014

a perfectly poached egg


a twist on the
swirling water + vinegar method
for poaching eggs
{i normally add a little vinegar to the cooking water}.

this recipe calls for cracking the raw egg
into a bowl with ½ cup of vinegar
and allowing it to sit for 5 minutes
before slipping both vinegar & egg
into boiling water.
the results were beautiful and delicious.

the vinegar {and swirling water}
causes the whites
to wrap around the egg as it cooks,
resulting in a neat oval shape.

y u m.


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