Hello there! It’s me again.
Going to keep this short because it is actually cool this morning and I want to take advantage of it! It’s been real “steamy” here the past couple of days. The air was very “clean” this morning and I didn’t taste anything or smell any unusual smells like I normally do and that’s the other reason I want to get out and enjoy it! Thank you!
Finished my little baby blanket sized corner to corner cross-stitch yesterday. I’ve started thinking about my blankets in terms of a message…creative expression. Since I’m now out of yarn again, we are going to pick up some today at Michael’s and I am thinking of expanding the theme I’m expressing in this little square here. For so long I’ve been worrying about what other people would think of my color choices in blankets and that’s just silly! Whenever I’m making something, I try to put love and an “intention” into it…like the mashed potatoes in Close Encounters….”This MEANS something!” …stay tuned.
We got the first disk of Penny Dreadful Season 2 and “ate the whole thing” last night. It’s so brilliantly done even with it’s horror and darkness. For some reason I can stomach it unlike I could with American Horror Story. There have been a couple times I haven’t been sure if I could stick with it but I’m glad I did. I think it’s because of it being a period piece (I love period pieces), the beautiful writing and the cast…a blend of people I’ve never met with those I have and have really enjoyed their previous works. I was thrilled to see Patti Lupone and Jonny Beauchamp (Stonewall movie) are part of the Season 2 cast! As soon as I saw Jonny I smiled…amazing talent!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2628232/episodes?year=2015&ref_=tt_eps_yr_2015 – IMDB link to Season 2 info
http://www.sho.com/penny-dreadful/season/2/episode/1 – Showtime page
– PROMO: Penny Dreadful 2×03 Promo [HD) – The Nightcomers
– YLWJ: Penny Dreadful’s Jonny Beauchamp talks playing “Angelique” & “Stonewall”
This is a great example of why I’m enjoying this show so much:
– Vanessa Ives & John Clare’ speech
Just a couple headlines on MSN that caught my eye. I’m seeing some headlines that are giving me a bit of hope…people are realizing their personal powers…they are realizing they have a voice, a choice and that they have to be able to live with themselves afterwards and their children will have to live with what they leave undone…leave still a mess. Doing what is right for you is seldom easy, seldom going to make you popular but you will be able to live and die with fewer regrets.
Utah’s Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox identified himself as “a balding, youngish, middle-aged, straight, white, male Republican politician.”
He admitted to being mean to gay kids growing up in a small rural town.
But he says “My heart has changed.”
Cox delivered a heart-felt address at the vigil held in Salt Lake City on Monday to remember the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., having been invited by state Sen. Jim Dabakis, a leader in the state’s gay community.
Cox’s nine minute speech is now getting nationwide attention for his willingness to embrace the gay community and his challenge for more straight people to do the same.
He said there are two questions everyone should answer:
“How did you feel when you heard that 49 people had been gunned down by a self-proclaimed terrorist? That’s the easy question. Here is a hard one: Did that feeling change when you found out the shooting was at a gay bar at 2 a.m. in the morning? If that feeling changed then we are doing something wrong.”
The lieutenant governor called for less demagoguery and more unity.
“Today we need fewer Republicans and few Democrats,” he said. “Today we need more Americans.”
*caveat “Today we need more human beings!” Let’s ditch the labels!
*what just came to me after looking at this article is what if the energy from the waves could be collected and used….slingshot….?
From LIGO: “This illustration shows the merger of two black holes and the gravitational waves that ripple outward as the black holes spiral toward each other. The black holes—which represent those detected by LIGO on Dec. 26, 2015—were 14 and 8 times the mass of the sun, until they merged, forming a single black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. In reality, the area near the black holes would appear highly warped, and the gravitational waves would be difficult to see directly.”
Two black holes whirled violently towards each other, under the pull of the immense gravity between them, combining into a mass around sixty times that of our own sun. They collided with such force they created a disturbance in spacetime itself. In September of 2015, the disturbance made itself known on Earth as an infinitesimal shiver in two 2.5-mile-wide L-shaped tubes. In December, the day after Christmas, the tubes shivered again.
“It’s wonderful,” David Shoemaker, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s LIGO lab, told Popular Science. “It’s so different from the first one … but its importance is no less.”