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Monday, December 13, 2010

Geminids meteor shower tonight!


It's time for one of the biggest meteor showers of the year! The showers should start to peak around 11 PM EST and should be visible until dawn, and it is estimated that we may see 50-80 meteors per hour, and at certain peaks up to 120 per hour! 

From what I can gather from Wikipedia and NASA, it seems as though the Geminid meteor shower originates from an extinct comet known as 3200 Phaethon, while the radiant (or point where the meteors seem to originate from) seems to be in the constellation Gemini. However, the meteor shower should be visible across all of the night sky. 


Where I am in Wisconsin, it is currently -2 degrees F, so while the sky is clear and perfect for viewing this spectacular light show, I will probably be able to bear the cold for only a short amount of time. Luckily, with today's technology, it is possible to not only watch tonight's meteor shower on a live video feed on NASA's website, but the website also features a live audio feed and questions about the shower will be answered via live web chat by NASA meteor experts. Click here to check out these live feeds!

I have listened to the live audio of this meteor shower a few times in the past hour or so, and so far it's hard to know what I'm hearing... so if you hear something distinct, let me know! The live chat starts around 11 PM EST and I'm a little curious to learn more about this phenomenon. 

Enjoy the show!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Where should I get pierced?

Well, it's time for a new piercing.

Since I got my first tattoo, I haven't really been into piercings, but for awhile now, I've been feeling the itch to get a new one. Right now I have 8 piercings, 7 in my ear and 1 in my nose.

I'm going to have my friend and old roommate do the piercing for me. He has all the tools necessary and has done a number of piercings in the past, including his own nipples, so I feel comfortable with him doing it so long as we both are sober!

I'm thinking one of two options. Right now I've got one tragus piercing, and I'm thinking about piercing the tragus on my other ear. The other option is to pierce the anti-tragus which is probably what I'm leaning towards.

Any opinions or suggestions of other places to pierce?


                  Anti-Tragus                                                                                     Tragus

Saturday, December 4, 2010

To you, From Bob Marley


I've never really been a fan of Bob Marley and usually these kinds of quotes about love make me roll my eyes in annoyance. But, for some reason, I kind of like what he had to say here. 
Bob Marley On How To Love A Woman
“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect - you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”
- Bob Marley


“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect - you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”
- Bob Marley

Friday, December 3, 2010

Some art


I've been feeling pretty uncreative recently. A good friend of mine wants me to come out to stay with him for a week to create some new artwork. It might be a good idea as I haven't created anything new for a good while. In the meantime, here's some of my past work from undergrad and graduate school.