Happy birthday to the brain-bending merovingian!
Hello to new reader wiredwizard!
The overexercise Thursday that left me in pain on Friday continued to haunt me on Saturday. I was mostly okay yesterday, though. Today, just exhaustion and some dexterity issues.
Was good to mostly unplug. I have so much left to do, though... remind me to never again try to gather 48 items from a host of different people, auction them all off, and coordinate a dozen fellow bloggers and their support staff. Not without an assistant.
Blogathon Artifact Donors!
Still waiting for the following... status report, please? avivasedai (jewelry), beetiger (?), crystalsage (?), dalbino83 (paper bowl), flutterbychild (painting), jnanacandra (painting), piscosubito (dress or ornament), ringgrl416 (photo), sihaya09 (jewelry), solcita (music), sunspiral (?), sweetevangeline (painting or sculpture), thisdaydreamer (jewelry), tisana (sculpture).
Everyone else... I know Grey and Tam have mailed theirs, that Charity's working on hers, et cetera. I just need to know status so I know how much crafty stuff *I* have to do. If you need to bow out, please just let me know in enough time for me to replace your artifact.
Click here to see some of the wonderful artifacts I've already received! I have more than that - just need to photograph stuff.
Any ideas on what I can offer?
Scientists are using the giant Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) to go prospecting in a rich molecular cloud in our Milky Way Galaxy. They seek to discover new, complex molecules in interstellar space that may be precursors to life.
"Clouds like this one are the raw material for new stars and planets. We know that complex chemistry builds prebiotic molecules in such clouds long before the stars and planets are formed. There is a good chance that some of these interstellar molecules may find their way to the surface of young planets such as the early Earth, and provide a head start for the chemistry of life. For the first time, we now have the capability to make a very thorough and methodical search to find all the chemicals in the clouds," said Anthony Remijan, of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).
In the past three years, Remijan and his colleagues have used the GBT to discover ten new interstellar molecules, a feat unequalled in such a short time by any other team or telescope.
The Chapel: Black incense, bitter wine, brimstone, and blood.
In bottle: The wine and blood combo is wonderful. Rich and dark.
On me: The brimstone rises and mingles with the bloody wine. Incense is there but not, thank goodness, overpowering. This is dark, gritty, and lovely.
The Grindhouse: Florentine iris, red musk, mimosa, magnolia, Damascus rose, clove, and vanilla bean.
In bottle: Floral vanilla Mme. Moriarty.
On me: Yep. It's the red musk that does it. Red musk and vanilla.
The Illustrated Woman: Skin musk, smoky vanilla, pine pitch, patchouli, Indian resins, golden honey, and tobacco.
In bottle: Huh. Lighter and clearer than description.
On me: Skin musk, tiny bit of pine. Tiny bit of patchouli. No honey, vanilla, or tobacco. :(
The Torture Queen: White amber, vanilla musk, white tea, ambergris, gardenia, and chrome.
In bottle: The very white notes of tea, amber, and gardenia. Nothing like my beloved Torture King, alas.
On me: Same. Little vanilla.
The Blood Garden: Blood accord, bitter clove, English ivy, Tempranillo grape, red currant, oak, leather, blackberry leaf, and ginger lily.
In bottle: Oooh, *heavy* on the Tempranillo grape; this is a very full red wine.
On me: This wine has notes of oak and leather and red currant and blackberry and I want to have sex with it now, please.
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Nap, I think. I'm not entirely functional at present. Will likely be back later with more detailed plans and goals for the week.