Monday, February 20, 2012


Sunset the other night...

Friday, February 17, 2012

SO-dium bicarbonate, sodi-UM bicarbonate

Shawn and I are watching this week's CSI and the lab tech just told the CSIs "that white crusty stuff you found was sodium bicarbonate.  Specifically the type that's used in industrial cleaning."

I'm pretty sure that sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), being a chemical with a known molecular formula, is the same whether it's used for baking or used for cleaning.

When I pointed this out to Shawn, he told me that I didn't hear the difference - one was SO-dium bicarbonate, while the other is sodi-UM bicarbonate.

Monday, February 13, 2012


So I wrote a whole entry on my observations on mentoring and how they could make the program better...but at the same time I don't think I'll post it until I feel less pissed off because I have a feeling it's pretty inflammatory, and so I shall wait to post it...

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Shutterbug: Birds

Foreground:  American Finch
Background:  House Finch

For those of you who don't know what size that is, a House Finch is roughly the same size as the common house sparrow.

-Catch of the Day
-Unlikely Duos
-Those were the days
-State Parks
-At the Fair
-Fall Leaves
-Curious Cats
-Man's Best Friend
-At the Cook-off
-Fun with Photoshop
-Baby, It's Cold Outside
-Going Nuts
-Yard Art
-Up Close and Personal
-Pet Tricks
-Water Towers
-Night Photography

I have also realized that chances are likely that some of these I'll never get around to - like At the Cook-off or At the Fair  - mostly because I don't go to those things.  So I may remove them and add some more new challenges.