July 26th, 2014

ombro-phile:

nerdygentlemanstea:

First footage of The Legend of Korra Video game by Platinum games

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zRYc1p00m0

This looks fucking amazing.

Wants

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becomebraver:

I HAVE FOUND THE CUTEST THING ON THE INTERNET

becomebraver:

I HAVE FOUND THE CUTEST THING ON THE INTERNET

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July 25th, 2014
You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.
Eliezer Yudkowsky  (via rampias)

(Source: abundance-mine, via yesmeansyes)

'You are a terrifying creature,' the Voice told her solemnly. 'You do not take your place in your father's tent, letting men make your decisions. You ride as a man, you fight as a man, and you think as a man-'
‘I think as a human being,’ she retorted hotly. ‘Men don’t think any differently from women - they just make more noise about being able to.’
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, by Tamora Pierce (via fytortall)

Re-reading these as an adult, I recognize all the feminist truth bombs in these books. I’m thankful that I read them as a teenager. They shaped my view of the world, for the better, and I had no idea they were doing so.

(Source: cassiopeias-curiosities, via runnerknittergeek)

Got up, made Smitten Kitchen’s Dutch Baby recipe for breakfast. Was testing it for our family vacation next week. A+, next time I will use a bigger pan.

Finished this week’s homework. Now I have to run to the store and clean my house. I don’t wanna. But we are having company tonighy. I haven’t cleaned since we moved in… (A girlfriend of mine cleaned our bathrooms as a housewarming present, but nothing else has gotten scrubbed yet…)

Bah. M

Got up, made Smitten Kitchen’s Dutch Baby recipe for breakfast. Was testing it for our family vacation next week. A+, next time I will use a bigger pan.

Finished this week’s homework. Now I have to run to the store and clean my house. I don’t wanna. But we are having company tonighy. I haven’t cleaned since we moved in… (A girlfriend of mine cleaned our bathrooms as a housewarming present, but nothing else has gotten scrubbed yet…)

Bah. M

drdisgruntledphd:

tehjennismightier:

lickystickypickyshe:

In an ongoing series on hybridizing fruit trees, Syracuse University sculptor Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit is true to its name. Most of the year, it looks pretty ordinary, but in the spring, the tree blossoms display various tones of pink, crimson, and white. Then, from July through October, it bears 40 different types of stone fruit, including almonds, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, and plums. 
The feat is accomplished by grafting together several different varieties, including native fruit, heirlooms, and antiques, some of which are centuries-old, Aken tells Epicurious. 
His main source is an orchard at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, which he leased when he heard the orchard was to be torn down. After developing a timeline of when each of the 250 varieties blossom in relation to each other, he would graft a few onto the root structure of a single tree. When his “working tree” was about two years old, he would add more varieties onto the tree as separate branches — a technique called “chip grafting,” Science Alert explains. A sliver that includes a bud is inserted into an incision in the working tree and then taped in place. After it heals over the winter, the branch becomes just another normal branch on the tree, to be pruned as usual.
So far, 16 of these Trees of 40 Fruit have been grown, each taking about five years. He picked stone fruits because they’ve got a lot of diversity and they’re inter-compatible. And a bit of garlic and peppermint repellents keep deer away. 
“By grafting these different varieties onto the tree in a certain order I can essentially sculpt how the tree is to blossom,” he says. “I’ve been told by people that have [a tree] at their home that it provides the perfect amount and perfect variety of fruit.”

Someday, I will have a tiny house, and a Tree of 40 Fruit.

How have I never heard about this. It’s practically in my back yard. Will investigate soon.

Want one

drdisgruntledphd:

tehjennismightier:

lickystickypickyshe:

In an ongoing series on hybridizing fruit trees, Syracuse University sculptor Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit is true to its name. Most of the year, it looks pretty ordinary, but in the spring, the tree blossoms display various tones of pink, crimson, and white. Then, from July through October, it bears 40 different types of stone fruit, including almonds, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, and plums. 

The feat is accomplished by grafting together several different varieties, including native fruit, heirlooms, and antiques, some of which are centuries-old, Aken tells Epicurious

His main source is an orchard at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, which he leased when he heard the orchard was to be torn down. After developing a timeline of when each of the 250 varieties blossom in relation to each other, he would graft a few onto the root structure of a single tree. When his “working tree” was about two years old, he would add more varieties onto the tree as separate branches — a technique called “chip grafting,” Science Alert explains. A sliver that includes a bud is inserted into an incision in the working tree and then taped in place. After it heals over the winter, the branch becomes just another normal branch on the tree, to be pruned as usual.

So far, 16 of these Trees of 40 Fruit have been grown, each taking about five years. He picked stone fruits because they’ve got a lot of diversity and they’re inter-compatible. And a bit of garlic and peppermint repellents keep deer away. 

“By grafting these different varieties onto the tree in a certain order I can essentially sculpt how the tree is to blossom,” he says. “I’ve been told by people that have [a tree] at their home that it provides the perfect amount and perfect variety of fruit.”

Someday, I will have a tiny house, and a Tree of 40 Fruit.

How have I never heard about this. It’s practically in my back yard. Will investigate soon.

Want one

(Source: iflscience.com)

allofthemaking:

babreknits:

how cute and clever!

I need about five for each arm of the chair…..


Christmas present idea!#

allofthemaking:

babreknits:

how cute and clever!

I need about five for each arm of the chair…..

Christmas present idea!#

(Source: ottawia, via runnerknittergeek)

July 24th, 2014
July 23rd, 2014

themotherrunner:

lisafer:

errandofmercy:

oh my god Emma

*crying massive buckets of mommy feels*

I needed this today. :)

*tears*

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July 22nd, 2014

track-and-xc-dreams:

The last push at the end of the race is always worth it.  If you do push, you’ll be in horrible pain.  But the pain lasts for ten, twenty, thirty seconds, or one minute.  Don’t push, and the pain of what could have been will last so much longer.  Always push yourself.

(Source: nine-run-run, via ihavenofearihaveonlylove)

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.
h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.

h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

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mymodernmet:

Celine Semaan Vernon of Slow Factory has designed a line of beautiful silk scarves based on the open-sourced images from the NASA Hubble Telescope.

Want.

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