September 13th, 2013

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[links] Link salad is groggy and foggy

Darwin’s Dilemma: Evolutionary ‘Big Bang’ Does not Contradict Theory of EvolutionBurst of animal life 520 million years ago caused by major changes to arthropod bodies.

Insects Use Gears in Hind Legs to JumpYoung planthoppers use gear wheels to coordinate their legs when jumping.

Flying Frog Caught on Camera at NASA Moon Rocket Launch — This is funny.

Man fails trying to cross Atlantic via balloon cluster

Qotd?: Trazadone much?




9/13/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: n/a (away from home)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing golf courses for Agenda 21: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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[travel|photos] New Zealand travelog recap - our last day in Auckland

On August 14th, we packed up our hotel room in Auckland and fooled around town a little before heading for the airport. It was a glorious, difficult trip, organized and given to us as a gift by [info]danjite and [info]khaybee. We had peak experiences and dreadful moments, which I suppose is true of any trip.

In the next few days I'll post some overall observations about traveling in New Zealand, plus a full accounting of the messy business that was our trip out there. For the moment, a few last photos:

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I made up a rather impolite narrative based on that sequence of symbols

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I got a six snort geek girl laugh out of Lisa Costello by pointing out that the diaper changing table symbol could just as easily represent a man field dressing a baby

And as usual, more at the Flickr set.




Photos © 2013, Joseph E. Lake, Jr., B. Lake, and Lisa Costello.

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[photos|travel] A day at the beach

Yesterday we took the Aussie girl to the beach. Seaside, OR, to be specific. A few snaps...

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Meriwether Lewis' dog Seaman, part of a larger statue

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Lezli at a scenic overlook

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Late afternoon beach scence

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World's most pimped out Chevrolet HHR

Today, I think we're visiting the wreck of the Peter Iredale, and Ecola State Park.




Photos © 2013, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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