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I am not sure why I keep doing this to myself. Lofty ideals? After hosing my system during an upgrade to Fedora 27, I am now installing Fedora 27 from boot disk. You'd think I'd just go back to some other OS that doesn't screw me over.

I think, though, that in the end, I just like the look and feel of Fedora. Not interested in Ubuntu and not interested in Mint. I realize that I can probably make those others act like Fedora but, meh. I no like to futz.

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New species of Galapagos finch within two generations. Scientists saw this evolution in real time. In fact, they saw the original mating of two distinct species of the finches (the male was from an island far away that he could not get back to). Before the mating, because they saw that the male finch was out of place, they took a blood sample and later found out exactly which species and from where it was.

The mating produced offspring. Offspring were not infertile as many hybrids are. Offspring could not attract the other species on the island because their song and beaks were different. Offspring mated with each other and parents. Their beak size allowed them to find food sources on the island that were previously untouched.

In two generations, they had a different species. Scientists have followed them for six generations, over 20 years, and there are about 30 finches of the new species living on the island.

In other news, I saw a female Painted Bunting in my yard early this morning. Seriously thought there was a small parrot or parakeet in my grass - it was that green and yellow. I think it's early for them to be here. Not sure though.

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Fun with Misheard Lyrics

So for some time I have been singing along to Charlie Puth's Attention song with the following lyrics:

You've been runnin' 'round, runnin' 'round, runnin' 'round throwin' that turtle on my knee

I was impressed by what I thought was a reference to Mario Kart where you could throw turtles behind you or to Mario World where turtles would hit you at about knee height. Basically I thought he was saying, hey, you trying to get my attention.

Let's just say that symbolism isn't my strong suit but I thought I had a winner here.

Not.

The real lyrics are:

You've been runnin' 'round, runnin' 'round, runnin' 'round throwin' that dirt all on my name

That probably makes a lot more sense.


https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/charlieputh/attention.html

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This was today's CrossFit workout.

10 Handstand push-ups
250 pound Deadlift, 15 reps
25 Box jumps, 30 inch box
50 Pull-ups
100 Wallball shots, 20 pounds, 10'
200 Double-unders
Run 400 meters with a 45lb plate


I did not do any of those as prescribed. LOL. As prescribed for ladies is different in the weights but other than the 400 meter carry of a 25lb weight, I didn't do any of the lady's prescribed weights.

Even though I did everything modified, I finished it and then did a core burnout.

I am a wee bit exhausted. Tomorrow is strongman. Woot. Who knew I like to exercise? I sure didn't.

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I think that's pretty much spot on for me.
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I completed my first CrossFit class today. JFC am I exhausted.

I am actually proud of myself because:
1) I was able to complete everything (although some things were modified).
2) I did all the hanging knee tucks! 40 total, 4x10. Pic related. I know, this isn't that tough ... the actual exercise, which no one did, was toe touches to the bar. Wicked hard. I didn't even try. I was sure I couldn't do these. But I did. Here's the thing, color me surprised that I can hold my weight hanging for 10 reps of this without touching the floor as well as deal with the inevitable swinging.
3) I was able to do the strength portion of the hour, strict cleans, with a bar. Just a few months ago, I couldn't even hold the bar in the proper position. The physical therapist is getting a hug.

There's a lady who sometimes attends the classes who is also a coach in the gym. Her arms/upper body are strong and that strength is my goal. I believe that her strict cleans were around 100 lbs (maybe more) while I was doing a whopping 40. :D
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Bad picture from my phone. Monarch emerged yesterday evening and has been hanging there trying to get its wings dry so it can fly. Nature continues after disasters. Of course it does. Lol.
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This thing is tiny! About an inch in length. It's so thin too. I am so surprised that I got it in focus. I saw it chase a bug too!

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I currently have a lot of phaon crescents in my yard. Their host plant, frogfruit, is something I planted two seasons ago and is doing well in some places. Frogfruit is also known as matchstick ... it's a groundcover that has a dark purple, tiny flower with small white petals that stick out and sort of rim the "matchstick".

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I took pictures of a couple of different tiny flowers in my yard. This one is known as a dewflower. It is NOT native. That's a bummer. Neither is the other one. :/
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