Author Archive: Claudia

Well, that’s great.

My mom’s here one night and someone broke into her van and stole a bunch of her stuff.

They smashed the window overnight and grabbed two of her backpacks full of stuff.

‘Cause people suck.

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HOORAY FOR JUNE

MY MOM IS HERE, YAY

And for once, she’s not just staying for a few days. She’s here for the whole month of June! She got an Airbnb place that is like a block away from us.

It’s super awesome. I’m excited.

NEW JAMS SORRY

I can’t help it if I find good music, yo. Y’all are just going to have to deal with the music blog posts sometimes.

TODAY’S INSTALLMENT:

VOCES8 is my new favorite thing.

iThings?!?

OOOOOOOOOOOO WHAT’S THIS

Do I need one? No. Not right now. But I know I’ll need one at some point, once my current one’s battery bites it due to too many walks in freezing cold weather. I was worried that Apple would discontinue their iPods due to the fact that their phones do everything that the iPods do and more. But as this article points out, iPods are good for the demographic that can’t afford the phones and/or don’t want to deal with smart phones but still want a music player that can connect to wifi.

So yay! I’m glad there’s at least one more iteration.

MIGRAINE PARTY 2K19

It’s been a little while since I’ve had a migraine, but it’s been quite some time since I’ve had a migraine as bad as the one I had today.

Lately* my migraines have involved short (10-15 minutes) periods of mild vision loss with either no actual migraine headache following the restoration of vision or a relatively “mild” headache instead.

But today’s migraine was rough. My vision was almost completely gone for half an hour or so and then I got a killer headache afterwards. It was gross. It certainly made it hard to work, haha.

And now I have the post-migraine “fuzzies” where I feel like I’m in a bit of a fog. Not sure if that’s from the migraine itself or the meds, though.

Either way, BLAH.

*I really haven’t had very many lately…three or so in the past few years?

Curvalicious

Let’s look at the super cool ISOCHRONOUS CURVE!

This video does a good job of demonstrating that the periodic motion of an object on a (frictionless) isochronous curve has a period that is independent of where the object starts on the curve. It’s a pretty cool little thing.

Edit: OH MY GOD, A WHOLE WEBSITE ABOUT CURVES AND SHAPES

(I’m going to link to one of the pages, ‘cause it looks like the majority of the site is in French, but some of it has been translated to English. I’ve clicked through a lot of the curves using the links at the bottom and I’ve only hit English pages, so if you want to look at some curves, that might be the best way to go (unless you know French)).

Canadian League Baseball: Week 8 Summary

Here are the standings at week 8. Simulation Cespedes is hurt and Simulation Chase Utley hit for the cycle, so y’know, that’s great.

05-26-2019

Adventures in the Rain

According to the forecast, today was supposed to involve brief periods of “trace amounts” of rain. Nate and I believed the forecast, so we went out for our usual weekend walk.

Nate and I are fools.

About two and a half miles in, “trace amounts of rain” turned into “lol, better run, idiots, the sky is gonna drown you” and we had to take shelter under an overpass for a little bit before braving the strong rain to get to The Core downtown. By then, we were super soaking wet (I could wring out my coat) but only like five miles into the walk, so after trying to dry off a little in the mall, we managed to get a few more miles in by walking through the open portions of the Plus 15.

We also Plus 15-ed it to The Running Room for me to get shoes, then gunned it home to try to beat even more rain.

Fun, yo.

MY MOM WILL BE HERE IN A WEEK

[joyful screeching]

A SURVEY FOR THE AGES

(Not really. Just a plain ol’ survey.)

Think of your last ten kisses, were they with the same person?
Yup.
Who was the last person you were under a blanket with?
Nate (and Jazzy).

Did anyone see you kiss the last person you kissed?
Nope.
Who was the last person to call you?
My mom.

Have you ever kissed someone inside a vehicle?
Duh.

How are you feeling?
Like a failure. As always.

How does your hair look?
Absolutely terrible. As always.

Would you ever try being a vegetarian?
Sure. I don’t eat much meat, so it would be easy to give up.
What do you carry with you at all times?
My external hard drive and USB, which have backups of all my stuff. I’m super paranoid about losing all my stuff.

This time last year, can you remember who you liked?
My husband.

Have you ever gone out of your way to make someone happy?
Sure.

Any plans for summer?
Working. Panicking. Being sad. The usual.

Do you believe teenagers can fall in love?
Sure?
Will you be in a relationship next month?
Haha, hopefully.

Does sex mean love?
WHAT KIND OF DUMB–

What are you doing for your next birthday?
Nothing special, hopefully.

If your girlfriend/boyfriend broke up with you tonight, where would you go?
I don’t have a girlfriend or boyfriend. I have upgraded to HUSBAND, yo.

What are you wearing on your feet?
Nothing.

Have you ever had feelings for someone who was seeing someone else?
Indeed.

What are your plans for tomorrow?
Work. Groceries. Baseball.

How old are your siblings, if you have any?
No sibbies.

Is your birthday in less than 6 months?
Nope.

Would you rather get stuck on an island with your ex or a python?
…what if my ex IS a python? DIDN’T THINK OF THAT, DID YOU

Do you get upset over the opposite sex easily?
I get upset over EVERYTHING easily.

Do you live closer to the desert or a body of water?
Water.

In school, are you one of those people who often get nominated for Homecoming courts, etc?
HAHAHAHAHAH no

LAMINAR FLOW

This guy’s absolute adoration of laminar flow is so freaking awesome.

Is…is this how I am with Leibniz?

Yo

Cespedes had a “ranch incident” and broke his ankle, ‘cause he’s a Met and of course he did.

I shouldn’t have laughed so hard at this, but I did.

Goodbye, My Sweet, Sweet Kilogram

So today is a historic day. Why? The kilogram has been officially re-defined to be based on a fundamental constant of nature rather than a physical object.

Since 1889, our bro the kilogram had been defined by “Le Grand K,” a small platinum alloy object that was kept as isolated as possible (to try to avoid any increase/decrease in its mass) and was THE definition of the kilogram. Whatever Le Grand K weighed, it equaled a kilogram.

And up until today, the kilogram was the last of the SI base units to be defined by a physical object rather than a fundamental constant. But that all changed today when the International System of Units officially changed the definition of the kilogram to be in terms of the Planck constant.

Y’all might be like who gives a poop, but this is seriously cool and historic news. We redefined a basic unit of measurement today. How often does that happen? The last time we did it was in 1960 with the meter. Now the kilogram is actually constant and is not in flux with the minute changes that take place with a physical object.

NNNNNF THAT’S JUST FREAKING COOL I LOVE THIS KIND OF STUFF

It’s also kinda sad. The uniqueness of the kilogram always made me happy and made it my favorite of the base SI units. It still is my favorite, though, ‘cause of its history.

Anyway.

(Yes, I’m fangirling over an SI unit, what’re you gonna do about it?)

 

 

 

Canadian League Baseball: Week 7 Summary

Here are the standings at week 7! We’re starting to see a little bit of separation now.

05-19-2019

Poor Yukon and Yellowknife. It’s too cold up there for baseball, haha.

‘Murica Truckin’

OH SHIT

American Truck Simulator is getting a Washington state expansion!
That means Seattle, Spokane, and…maybe Pullman??

SUPER COOL I NEED IT

Edit:

It looks so freaking pretty, holy crap.

Next they need Idaho. I bet a lot of people would be like “lawl, why the potato state, there’s nothing there!”

Um.

  • Yellowstone
  • Craters of the Moon
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Shoshone Falls
  • Hells Canyon
  • The Lewiston grade (super cool for truckers?!?)

I think all of those things would be cool.

Anyway.

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Yeah, all the blogs aren’t posted yet.

HAHAHA so remember when I said these blogs would all be posted by mid-May?

I’m a big fat ugly liar, aren’t I?

To be fair, there are 650+ of theses backed-up buggers. And I’m working on it.

Maybe by the end of the month? Sorry I’m such a disappointment.

(Edit from mid-July: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL)

HmmmMMMMMmmm

Hahaha, I found this movie terrifying as a kid as well.

Edit: aaaaaand of course they’re making a sequel this year. Nothing is safe. Humans are terrible.

Dear Kitten:

Okay, this is cute as hell.

“Vacoom.”

Young man / why you wearing a frown / I said young man / SHIT’S ABOUT TO GO DOWN

(It’s the May List)

  • THE BLOGS ARE COMING, I PROMISE
  • What in the name of the seven holy fucks is this music video?

  • It’s my brain as of late:

  • It’s been two days without a Mets game and I am in freaking withdrawal. 
  • My skin looks really clear in this picture. It also looks like I’m completely out of fucks. I kinda like it (at least as much as I can “like” any picture of myself).

05-13-2019

OKAY BYEEEEEE