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Dana Hunter
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Currently Beating Cell Phones into Submission by day, geoblogging by night. I write for the Scientific American Blog Network and am a proud part of FreethoughtBlogs.
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Science Blogger, SF Writer, Compleat Geology Addict, and Owner of Homicidal Felid.
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I finished NaNoWriMo one year. Never bloody again.
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Seattle, WA - Tempe, AZ - Flagstaff, AZ - Prescott, AZ - Sedona, AZ

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She thinks this box is her new special bed. Silly beast.
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Well, she's right.
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Taking a breather. Moving during a heatwave ain't no joke. At least we've gotta clean out the fridge. That'll be cool.
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One good thing about moving: I found the opal ring my grandparents gave me. I'd thought for sure I'd lost it forever!

Now if my tendonopathy would stop acting up, we'd be golden as the setting. Heh.

Note to those who can't afford gold, but have a loose opal to set: you can make them pop in a silver setting by using sapphires or other dark stones for the accents. I once took a rather understated opal and turned it into magic that way for a cousin who wanted an opal badly. It's still one of my happiest memories, putting that ring together and watching her whole face light up when we were done and it was hers. She'd never had anything with her birthstone before. And our jeweler cousin, who'd let us girls paw through all the loose stones in the safe looking for the perfect yet affordable compliments to that old opal o' mine, loved watching us make something new. Great day!

Another note: never drop your opal ring on a tile floor. You'll have less opal afterward. You may notice the slight chip missing from the bottom of mine. Adds personality.
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I made a meme! Rainbow flag background, with text that reads: Celebrating marriage equality? Remember that this was a 5-4 decision. On Election Day 2016, remember: Supreme Court appointments matter...
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I thought the 5-4  was odd considering this comparison

https://xkcd.com/1431/

Why does anyone really care if any two people get married at all?
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Keep working on stuff, Mom. I'm right behind you. Sound asleep.
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It'll be an adventure, to be sure.

Looks like I'll be moving out of my place too this summer. I might getting an rent assit apartment. I'll find out tomorrow.
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In light of the Tim Hunt saga, now seems to be a good time to rerun this piece. I'm hoping to free up some time to write up some fresh stuff for ye - in the few scattered minutes where I've not bee...
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Until I became a feminist, it never struck me as odd that all of my Breyer horses are stallions...
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So, you know those disaster movies where volcanoes explode like Mount St. Helens, but also spew fountains of really runny lava like Kilauea on laxatives? I have really bad news for them, courtesy of Edward Wolfe and Thomas Pierson in Volcanic-Hazard Zonation for Mount St. Helens, Washington, 1995 . Lava flows are destructive but generally not life-threatening because they normally advance so slowly that people can walk or run away from them. Drat...
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I suggest you share that ice cream you've got, Mom.
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For some reason, the camera on the tablet is making the you-took-a-picture sound even though I have the volume turned off. It annoyed her in the middle of a wash. At least it's a sign she's not completely deaf yet.

I just wish I'd caught her washing her hind foot. She had it stuck up over her head with all her darling little toeses splayed, and was giving it a serious going-over. It was adorbs. But of course she'd gone on to less funny bits by the time the camera was online.
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They added a sound you cannot turn off so that creepers in bathrooms or locker rooms would be noticeable when they took pictures. Unfortunately it's stupid easy to bypass by changing the sound file to one named the same, but without noise, so it only affects those who are not trying to be creepers.
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I say appear to be, because the process of finding a new place to live has been so fraught that I probably won't feel like we've got a home until we've been living there for about ten years. But we...
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"Sexism should never have negative consequences in Dawkins’ world. Which is why sexism will never end in Dawkins’ world. Which is why we should not help him make this world into that one."

Ra-fucking-men, Brother Richard! Beautifully put.

P.S. Any clueless dudes whining about witch hunts will be unceremoniously deleted and blocked. If you don't get why Tim Hunt got criticized, you aren’t worth my time.
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