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Glass straws and lime/grapefruit infused water

The only way I drink water anymore

“Could you imagine burning platinum for energy?”

Tuesdays I usually talk about something… nonfrivolous. To me at least. The first Tuesday I talked about how I have heroes and decided that I would dedicate Thursdays to them. That project is turning out to be VERY difficult for me. The second Tuesday I talked about losing power from the Nor’easter.

Today it’s gonna be about power again, but this time about sources of power, not the effects of living without it.

A while ago, Bear and I watched a documentary. It’s clearly a low budget kind of thing and it’s entirely available on Youtube. It’s 2 hours long. It’s about how we generate power and specifically, why there are very good reasons to develop nuclear power plants, but not like the reactors we HAVE been using. This reactor is a Molten Salt or Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor, also called LFTR (lifter).

This might sound horribly boring, but this video manages to be compelling. I was exhausted and Bear started the video at 11pm, telling me that we could finish it the next day. We finished it at 1am. Watch it. Just try the first 5 minutes. Please. I’ll knit you something if you do.

A broken heart

I am really not sure I like the little intro at the beginning of this version of the song, but this had the prettiest video.

Never Have I Ever…

…jumped from a plane (skydiving)

…gone parasailing

…bunjee jumped

…painted a room

…been a Maid-of-Honor

…gotten a tattoo

…been drunk

…swam with dolphins

…smoked pot

…visited most of eastern or western europe or anywhere in east asia

…gotten in a bar fight

…played a game of chess

…eaten a live animal

…watched someone die

(then I asked Bear for his suggests of stuff for this list)

…walked on the Moon

…scaled a building like Spiderman

…flew through the air like Superman

…swam through the ocean like Aquaman

…swung from the trees like Tarzan (except that I have ziplined, so I’m kinda iffy on the qualification here.)

Check out Linda’s blog for her version.