Happy Clare Day!

By: ycd0108 , 11:27 PM GMT on July 09, 2012

Share this Blog
2
+

Friday 13th July is now "Clare Day" according to one of my favorite bloggers:
http://www.monbiot.com/2012/07/09/anomie/
Now back to this aging entry:

I got home from the hot roof and Tloml was on the phone with my brother-in-law, the Nuke/Phys so eventually she told him I wanted to talk to him about the news of detection of the "Biggs Hoson". So our conversation started out fairly confused. Eventually the Ph.d. figured out what we were asking and started carefully to say that he only knew what was in the the news but he was going to look in to it. Then he carried on for a while regarding the significance of such a discovery.
He thinks it is very significant but I soon lost the thread of what he was saying even though he claimed to not know much about the details.
What did I take away?
Mainly that this Butterfly was probably plastered to my radiator on the way to work and survived long enough to peel itself off the grill and fall to the ground and get it's picture taken.

Butterfly (ycd0108)
Suffering Beauty
Butterfly
Butterfly today (ycd0108)
Panting on the air hose
Butterfly today

Reader Comments

Comments will take a few seconds to appear.

Post Your Comments

Please sign in to post comments.

or Join

Not only will you be able to leave comments on this blog, but you'll also have the ability to upload and share your photos in our Wunder Photos section.

Display: 0, 50, 100, 200 Sort: Newest First - Order Posted

Viewing: 35 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

35. ycd0108
1:47 AM GMT on July 15, 2012
Happy "the rest of our lives" Ylee:
On second and third reading I'd say GM is OK. It was a "sparkling" day at the gathering yester:
I got a number of interesting books, (started to read "How do Astronauts go to the Bathroom"), a new Festool saw with about 9' of guide, Brunton Pocket transit, a sketch of me and Gunther on the new roof drawn by my grandson, couple or three bottles of fine Scotch of which I can only find one "dead soldier" 'cause Tloml had the good sense to hide the others.
Maybe I'll be able to make more sense tomorrow but the last guests just left.
I took "Before" pictures with me and Jupe and the next photo I upload will be a Bubble
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
34. Ylee
8:22 PM GMT on July 14, 2012
I hope you had a good b-day, ycd! If i could, I'd share a pint or three to celebrate only, no mourning allowed! :)

Let's just hope your feelings about Monbiot's mental state are unfounded.....
Member Since: February 3, 2011 Posts: 97 Comments: 16314
33. ycd0108
6:44 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
Bogon:
Happy John Clare Day to you and yours!
I just printed this Monbiot article:
http://www.monbiot.com/2012/07/09/anomie/
" As far as I’m concerned, July 13th is Clare Day, and I’ll be drinking a pint or three to celebrate and mourn him. I hope you’ll join me."
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
32. Bogon
5:59 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
Happy Birthday!
Member Since: June 26, 2008 Posts: 80 Comments: 3823
31. ycd0108
4:26 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
Happy to be here today, Rob!
Thank you.
I'll get some photos of the sundeck when the crew reports for potluck or potlatch.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
30. RobDaHood
1:41 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
Happy Birthday YCD0108!
For real this time.

Hope you have a happy and smog free day!
Member Since: September 2, 2008 Posts: 101 Comments: 33301
29. ycd0108
3:38 AM GMT on July 13, 2012
Evening Bogon:
Simple answer: Yes. As soon as the rain stopped we had haze but no fire. Initially CBC weather said it was coming from Idaho and Colorado. I looked at the local Sat. and that seemed to make sense: surface winds seemed to be training from the south east. Dr. Masters' take has my support though.
Tonight it was a bit less hazey so I'm assuming the smoke is being pushed a bit north.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
28. Bogon
3:15 AM GMT on July 13, 2012
ycd, have you noticed any of the Russian smoke Doc Masters talks about?
Member Since: June 26, 2008 Posts: 80 Comments: 3823
27. ycd0108
10:17 PM GMT on July 12, 2012
"And all the boards did shrink."
Pretty intense out there today - I figure we did not get down off the roof too soon. Fitting compound angle valley cuts in full sun is no place to be feeling woozey. The trips to shade get longer and the time in the sun gets shorter until you simply "Bag it."
That is why I like working with Gunther: I just ask him if it's OK to call it off and I know what he will say.
Somewhere in my overheated brain I told myself I could have worked on if Gunther wanted to but now that some rationality has returned I know I was probably on the verge of heat stroke.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
26. ycd0108
10:05 PM GMT on July 11, 2012
Good afternoon LakeWorthFinn:
I had seen your announcement of the publication of your book Kun Lun and and meant to congratulate you so: I'll find it and read - maybe recommend it to Tloml's monthly "Girls Book Club".
Thank you for the belated birthday greeting. In fact my last birthday was about 363 days ago. The confusion arose when I referred to a George Monbiot article recommending a "Clare Day" for Friday the 13th of July.
I was born on the 13th of July but it was a Sunday and that is why I am so "Full of Grace".
(and full of some other stuff according to some)
I just read the Amazon tidbit:
http://www.amazon.com/KUN-LUN-Footprints-Servant- ebook/dp/B004R1QFQG
I'm in!
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
25. LakeWorthFinn
9:09 PM GMT on July 11, 2012
lmao... how have I missed this blog? Musta been that the butterfly blew me away me to another dimension and I didn't find my way back till now...
Happy belated B-Day :)
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7411
24. ycd0108
1:39 PM GMT on July 11, 2012
Morning Tony:
I don't think the older tanks even had a bladder in them. In fact there was a little "snifter" valve in the incoming water line that was supposed to inject a small amount of air each time the pump started.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
23. plapman
11:53 AM GMT on July 11, 2012
Good morning.
I like Pat's thoughts.:)
My old Jacuzzi pump is old and the pump sits on a horizontal tank. There's no place to add air to precharge it. I'll have to check their site and find out how the bladder holds air.
Have a good day while we continue to cook on the prairie.
Member Since: August 18, 2006 Posts: 2485 Comments: 7374
22. ycd0108
11:30 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
My daughter called the butterfly in the first photo a Swallowtail. She also named the BlackandWhite/OrangeTip today but I don't remember what she called it.
One vivid childhood memory is:
An hoard of butterflies on some fresh apple peelings and cores thrown in the compost. Back in those days the compost was anywhere in the cow pasture.
How do I integrate butterflies, quantum physics and weather?
I don't. But I bet there was a typhoon in the west Pac. a few days after those butterflies took off.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
21. RobDaHood
11:22 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
Shhhhhhh!
LOL
Member Since: September 2, 2008 Posts: 101 Comments: 33301
20. ycd0108
11:06 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
Afternoon Rob:
Thanks for the smaller article and maybe someday I'll download the other but not today.
I read (parts of) a big thick book on Quantum Mechanics years ago. Simply skipped the mathematics assuming they had been solved correctly and looked at the implications and possibilities stated there. Guess I was first interested in this by a Scifi paperback by Robert Anton Wilson: "Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy".
That "Warped extra dimension" could be a result of some of the technology you are using to move the Ark.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
19. RobDaHood
8:43 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
Thought of you when I saw this:

Is It a Higgs Boson Imposter?
(discovery.com website)

If you want, you can download the entire 20 page PDF complete with equations that will give you a headache from the Cornell library here.

Short version...maybe a higgs boson...maybe something else, even the fingerprint of a "warped extra dimension."

Member Since: September 2, 2008 Posts: 101 Comments: 33301
18. ycd0108
3:37 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
Sandiquiz:
Good Afternoon your time:
See comment #12.
I have enjoyed your "Travels with Oscar".
Thanks for the good wishes and may you have a "Sparkling" day too.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
17. ycd0108
3:30 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
OrangeRoses:
I saw that on your well crafted blog. Good for you!
We are just drying out a bit here and temperatures are going up to 31C a few days out THEY say.
My home made "Rain Gage" now measures evaporation:
3/4" inch just now so we are drying at about 1/8" per day. That rate will likely increase as the surrounding moisture levels fall.
My house is surrounded with forest so I worry if the rains do not visit for a while.

Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
16. ycd0108
3:11 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
Barefootontherocks:
Good morning.
BIL did say he needed to study the information a bit and I'll try to tempt him to email me with some kind of summary and post it here if and when. He works mainly with magnetic guidance of particle beams in small cyclotrons and his main interest is musical instruments so it could be a while before the final report appears.
I hope you are right about the butterfly.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
15. sandiquiz
2:34 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
Did I see it was your birthday?
Wishing you a very happy day and a happy year to follow!
Member Since: October 29, 2005 Posts: 299 Comments: 26848
14. OrangeRoses
2:18 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
YCD,
We had rain. 17 millimeters. When u haven't had rain in 5 weeks Я 177 mm below normal & Я in a drought just like last year at this time, can U understand now how happy I am?
Member Since: August 8, 2008 Posts: 263 Comments: 764
13. Barefootontherocks
2:16 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
Good morning, ycd.
Thanks for following through on posting your BIL's take on Higgs boson.

Yours... well he)),

"Mainly that this Butterfly was probably plastered to my radiator on the way to work and survived long enough to peel itself off the grill and fall to the ground and get it's picture taken."

"I'm just guessing about the Butterfly but we saw it near the bow of the truck a few hours after we had parked there. It flew off eventually but I ha'e me doubts about it's future."

Big metaphorical WOW.

My guess, the Butterfly survives.
Member Since: April 29, 2006 Posts: 157 Comments: 19192
12. ycd0108
1:48 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
Good morning Rob:
Here is the quote from the Monbiot article:
" As far as I’m concerned, July 13th is Clare Day, and I’ll be drinking a pint or three to celebrate and mourn him. I hope you’ll join me."
I'm not a big fan of birthday celebrations (maybe I've had too many?) but if you are going to write it down use the date above.
I read the poem George referred to and I'll have to study Clare's work a bit more before I can make any comment on it.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
11. ycd0108
1:24 PM GMT on July 10, 2012
Good morning Ylee:
Me Da' only had one wife and I used that template. I also use (somewhat) his attitude to perfection in building though he was much more fastidious.
It was not actually my birthday yesterday. I'm not sure exactly what I was referring to - probably a date in the Monbiot article.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
10. RobDaHood
11:25 AM GMT on July 10, 2012
Happy Birthday YCD.
I'll write it down and try to be on time next year.

Had a bosun named Higgs once. The lad liked the rum a little too much. Took off after a Tahitian girl one night and was never seen again.
Member Since: September 2, 2008 Posts: 101 Comments: 33301
9. Ylee
4:09 AM GMT on July 10, 2012
Happy birthday, ycd!

Simply put, dad is never one to be satisfied with anything, and has led a life of misery trying to reach that impossible dream. Sad, really. His life has been a template on how to NOT live mine!
Member Since: February 3, 2011 Posts: 97 Comments: 16314
8. ycd0108
4:04 AM GMT on July 10, 2012
Here is a link:
http://www.poemhunter.com/best-poems/john-clare/t he-fallen-elm/
Recommended by Monbiot
And now by me.
Oh my
I'm worried about Monbiot. I have seen a number of the people I cherish go down due to depression.. I'm not talking "Feel a bit queasy". I'm seeing
"Depression of suicidal proportions".
I do not know how to contact him.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
7. ycd0108
3:49 AM GMT on July 10, 2012
Happens to be my "Birth Day" also:
http://www.monbiot.com/2012/07/09/anomie/
Goin' back to read this poet.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
6. ycd0108
2:21 AM GMT on July 10, 2012
Evening Ylee:
"Six Marriages?"! Your Dad must have been "IronMan". I don't expect to survive this one and only (I'm lying again.Slaps fingers) encounter.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
5. ycd0108
2:10 AM GMT on July 10, 2012
Evening BriarCraft:
I may well have seen that clip when it was first aired but thank you for bringing it here. Folks (in showbiz) had a good sense of Humus way back then, eh!
Not that the recent ones are lacking - I just can not keep up with the newer references. And Goldie never needed to refer to anything.
I'm just guessing about the Butterfly but we saw it near the bow of the truck a few hours after we had parked there. It flew off eventually but I ha'e me doubts about it's future.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
4. Ylee
1:16 AM GMT on July 10, 2012
Quoting ycd0108:
Afternoon Pat:
Could'a been for all I know. Existence based on big bosoms is at least tangible.
(That depends, of course, on the relationship of the tango and the tangee).
I guess I'm thinking of a baby at the breast. No concern about quantum there.


Dad based his existence on those, I think; six marriages later, I wonder if he thinks it was worth it! :)
Member Since: February 3, 2011 Posts: 97 Comments: 16314
3. BriarCraft
1:04 AM GMT on July 10, 2012
I see you're talking tech, along with Bogon's blog, so here's some tech talk from Goldie Hawn. Not about physics this time, but still pretty complicated and makes about as much sense as Higgs boson.

Member Since: June 21, 2004 Posts: 85 Comments: 4287
2. ycd0108
11:59 PM GMT on July 09, 2012
Afternoon Pat:
Could'a been for all I know. Existence based on big bosoms is at least tangible.
(That depends, of course, on the relationship of the tango and the tangee).
I guess I'm thinking of a baby at the breast. No concern about quantum there.
Member Since: January 1, 2008 Posts: 183 Comments: 4703
1. Patrap
11:40 PM GMT on July 09, 2012
Oh,

never mind, I thought it read "Bigg Bosoms"
Member Since: July 3, 2005 Posts: 427 Comments: 129401

Viewing: 35 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

Top of Page

About ycd0108

Now looking at the potential of humans (including myself) with regard to understanding complex natural phenomena.