Absolute Mind Screw

Looks like this lion is roaring. Nope. That’s just a yawn. It is all in the context which you lose in an image sometimes. That can be cool or it can be weird depending on how you take it.

Much like my shopping trip with BG last night. She and her friends have decided they want to go to the Homecoming dance in a few weeks, so she needed a dress. My moment of absolute weirdness came from shopping for her while the music playing in the background is what I would have heard at my own Homecoming dance years ago. Talk about messing with the mind. Or making me feel old. I’m still not entirely sure which.

Funky Flower Bud

Sorry, I’ve looked and looked and I just cannot find out what kind of flower this is. I saw it in my FIL’s front flower bed and thought it was cool. Of course, he didn’t know what it was as it was something my MIL planted years ago so that knowledge passed along with her. If anyone knows, feel free to comment.

I love the translucence paired with the darker green and burgundy tipped veins because it is pretty. Then you get that “Grrr… Stay Away!” vibe from those thorny, spiky, hairy looking parts. Once it busts open, you get this delicately cupped white flower with a vivid fuchsia center. The whole plant was just kind of gangly looking, but the different pieces made it really cool and funky looking. For all I know, it is actually a weed.

Funky Flower
Funky Flower

Slowly Moving Forward

I sent off my manuscript to my editor over the weekend and got confirmation that we are about 3 weeks out from getting started on it. I’m pretty sure I’ve found who I want to work with on my cover design as well after confirming they will work with my photo. It is all kind of terrifying and nerve wracking, but it is forward movement.

Ahhhh! Cool Air!

Upside… We have a working AC. Downside, the temps dropped and it hasn’t needed to be turned on yet, though we did close up the house and turn it on to test out how well it removes the humidity even when it doesn’t need to cool (awesome, awesome, AWESOME feature).

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Semi-Repurposed Rain Gauge

A couple of weeks ago I had ordered a new rain gauge online. The day it was supposed to show up, I get an email saying I needed to authorize a change and that I’d be lucky if I saw the thing by the end of September. I had thought when I saw it and the ones like it that there was zero reason why I couldn’t make my own other than needing the right materials, so I just decided to cancel the order and figure out a way to make my own.

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