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Back from the hack!

Back from the hack!

Dudes. I was hacked! We think we know who did it and they will suffer greatly. But in the spirit of living positively and leading with kindness, lets even it out. Please consider donating to this dude”s Pan Mass Challenge! The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Dorfman is a multi-talented, hack-alterting, and awesome dude riding for the first time.

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Look at the smile! You can sense the awesomeness!

If you need inspiration for why donating is important – I invite you to jam out to this video.

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Happy 2015! We are back to the future world!

Happy 2015! We are back to the future world!

Happy New Year!   Its 2015, a year that to many of us in certain age groups see as such a futuristic year.  Based on the movie, Back to the Future II we had some well documented exciting things to look forward to by now:

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Things not happening on the regular:

  • Self-fitting and self-drying jackets
  • Jaws 19
  • $40,000 to convert your car to a hovercraft
  • Hoverboards
  • In-wall fax machines  – scanners are super slim but no paper inside the wall exists yet to allow for your incoming faxes.  Good thing we moved towards texting.  That said, if I ever lost my job over text I would be pretty pissed.

Things here or on the way!

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There is still a lot of wonder and imagination left in what the future holds for us.   It looks very different from the “retro future” we came up with in the 80’s but it still exists.  Here’s hoping that the folks at EPCOT can return some of the wonder that used to exist in Future World!

Ridiculous Crap That I Want – Take 3

Ridiculous Crap That I Want – Take 3

Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough accessories for your power naps?  I never used to, but I sure do now!

The Power Nap Capsule

The frame and canopy create a personal, semi-enclosed napping space that can help you block out distracting sounds and sights. 
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The Power Nap Head Pillow

The pillow allows users to tune out their surroundings, creating a dark, quiet microenvironment ideal for achieving a deep, restful sleep whether stranded in a crowded airport or recharging between meetings at work.

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Ridiculous Crap That I Want – Take 2

Ridiculous Crap That I Want – Take 2

The second item in this series is actually a request from Nancy.

Hand-made Guinea Pig Scale-Mail and Helmet (Armor) – as seen on Ebay!

This hand-made scale-mail and tiny steel helmet will keep you guinea pig protected and secure in all situations. The scale-mail is made from polished steel scales and steel rings.

Does it get any better than this?  Probably not.  Unfortunately this is a custom item that is part of an auction for charity so there is no way Nancy is going to get it.   If the price seems to high but you would still like to help out other pigs, you can donate to the Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue!

Davy Jones, 1945-2012

Davy Jones, 1945-2012

My first concert was in 1986,The Monkees (with Weird Al opening) just 20 years after the first Monkees album was released. We can probably blame Nickelodeon airing The Monkees TV show on this one. It was also the start of my fanatical and obsessive lifestyle. My very first autographed picture was of Davy Jones, of course I have no idea where it is now, I remember it fondly, even though I was more of Peter Tork girl.

Here is Davy singing one of my favorite Monkees songs…

SOPA!

SOPA!

I am doing my small part in support of the movement AGAINST SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act. I encourage you to do the same by contacting your congressperson and senators. Enter in your zip code to get all the contact information you need including a letter outlining the key points.  More information is also available in this flier.

This website and many others will be on Strike on January 18, 2012 in support of this movement.  STRIKE AGAINST SOPA!

Harvard Forest Field Trip!

Harvard Forest Field Trip!

Last week we got to go on a field trip for work! We did the team building type stuff but we also got to check out the Harvard Forest – one of the oldest and most intensively studied forests in North America.

Not a painting – a detailed diorama!

 

The Harvard Forest is home to the Fisher Museum and contains incredibly detailed dioramas of various forest landscapes showing landscape history and use, conservation, and forest management of the New England forests. The dioramas are so detailed, they are compared to the forest equivalent of the glass flowers at the HMNH.

 

Deborah Kaspari

Deborah Kaspari, a Bullard Scholar at the Harvard Forest is an artist who draws “Historical Sites and Forest Succession” showed us some of her work in documenting the forest landscape and also shared some of the history of the land.

There are some trails to walk in the forest and we were lucky enough to have Clarisse Hart, a Harvard Forest Researcher and Outreach staff member. She showed us some notable aspects along the path such as Chestnut Trees, a SODAR (sonic detection and ranging) tower, previous lightning strikes, etc. Pictures and sound from our field trip are below!