Sponsor shout-out: New, nonprofit, open-access... →
climateadaptation: Elementa is one of my favorite projects and I’m honored that they are one of my sponsors. It’s an open access (free) peer-reviewed science journal that focuses on, among other things, adaptation and climate change. They’re holding an open call for submissions. Spread the word on your university’s listserv or wherever you can! Overview and instructions: Elementa is an...
The Sea's Strangest Square Mile
jkottke: You’ve heard of Weird Twitter but now there’s Weird Ocean. This square mile of water in the Lembeh Strait has some of the strangest and most unique marine life on the planet. Includes an appearance by the always delightful cuttlefish. (via @Colossal)
When residents first move in
itsanraslifeforme: and they’re like…
You know the typical crowd, “Wow, it’s Friday night, what are you going to do?...– Charles Bukowski (via galaxyclusters)
When I put on my field clothes and realize I look...
whatisgeology: On that note— I’m off to do some field work for a week, so updates will be on a brief hiatus. There will be much geology to share upon my return!
When you finally leave the hall for the summer
I learn a great deal by merely observing you, and letting you talk as long as...– T.S. Eliot (via infinite-paradox)
The first time you hear a resident bad mouth you
Field work in Wyoming
Anytime a 3rd year RA has to deal with a problem
spanish and italian: So THESE words are feminine and THESE words are masculine, and you ALWAYS put an adjective AFTER the noun.
french: haha i dont fuckin know man just do whatever
german: LET'S ADD A NEUTRAL NOUN HAHA
english: *shooting up in the bathroom*
gaelic: the pronounciation changes depending on the gender and what letter the word starts and ends with and hahah i dont even know good fucking luck
polish: here have all of these consonants have fun
japanese: subject article noun article verb. too bad there's three fucking alphabets lmao hope your first language isn't western
welsh: sneeze, and chances are you've got it right. idfk
chinese: here's a picture. draw it. it means something. it can be pronounced three different ways. these twenty other pictures are pronounced the same but have very different meanings. godspeed.
Arabic: so here's this one word. it actually translates to three words. also pronouns don't really exist. the gender is all in the verb. have fun!
Latin: here memorize 500 charts and then you still dont know what the fuck is happening
Sign Language: If you move this sign by a tenth of an inch, you'll be signing "penis"
The Awe & Inspiration of Pigeons – Poetry Chapbook →
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/58102298/Chapbook_TheAweAndInspirationOfPigeons_Spr2013_Internet.pdf Collection of my poetry from this spring… A little graphic at times, but it’s a piece of my soul I suppose. Extra blank pages have been removed for ease of reading.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.– Albert Einstein (via scienceisbeauty)