Christmas List 2017

Jul. 26th, 2017 10:14 am
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Recent piece I had to have. Who are these people who are my soulmates? If they are deceased, I hope they're comforted knowing someone will still proudly will display their pup.  

Our family doesn't really do birthdays or holidays, but we love Christmas so it's pretty over the top. Mom and Dad start shopping early so they recently requested our Christmas lists be submitted. I love that there are no grandkids from anyone so we never really have to "grow up" when it comes to the holiday at Mom and Dad's.

1. Pretty velvet pink kimono that is the soft color of the insides of seashells and will make me feel magic

2. I had this Schoolhouse Rock shirt, but it had an unfortunate accident. I loved it so much that I want it again.

3. A Life of Love: Barbara Cartland--Barbara Cartland is my new hero. Don't worry about Googling her if you don't know who she is because I plan on doing a blog post about her here.

4. What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920-1933

5. Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights

6. Keeping Up Appearances: The Full Bouquet--Who doesn't adore Hyacinth?

7. PBS shirt

8. 200 Goetze's Caramel Creams because I am going to laze in bed and eat handfuls and pretend I'm the richest in the land.

9. Keeping Up Appearances: Hyacinth Bucket's Book of Etiquette for the Socially Less Fortunate--Who doesn't adore Hyacinth?!

10. Finally, the drawing below by an 11 year old that I am crazy about is what I want the most. I'm not going to link the location because I don't want you jerks to buy it before I can so go away!!! Don't buy it, or I will loathe you all with the fire of a thousand suns. It will go perfectly with this piece I bought the other day. I plan on having a gallery wall with pet portraits.

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#tbt: Moar space history (pre-2006)

Jul. 20th, 2017 01:12 pm
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[Image of a Cassini spacecraft model inside a black gimbal structure comprised of three concentric rings, mounted on a plexiglass stand and sitting on the corner of a desk.]

Now that I'm back at work, I present another of my Rare Objects from Space History for #tbt. This is a model of the Cassini spacecraft, mounted in the centre of what I can only think to describe as a gimbal. The high gain antenna is pointed toward the bottom of the photo. The model was distributed to instrument teams to aid them with pointing design. It can be rotated around three axes within the gimbal. Each circle of rotation is marked in degrees, so that from a set of numbers indicating its orientation (eg "RA & dec"), an instrument engineer can work out which way the spacecraft is pointing.

I have no idea when it was originally given to our team but it predates me joining the Cassini project (ca 2006).

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