Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday Word of the Day...

 Amygdaliform \uh-MIG-duh-luh-fawrm\, adjective:
Shaped like an almond.

~What a huh?  Seems like it would be easier to just say "hey, you're shaped like and almond."  Then duck out of the way of a fist!~

Amygdaliform derives from the Greek amygdale, "almond." -form is the common suffix denoting "in the shape of." A portion of the human brain is known as the amygdala, named for its resemblance to almonds.

Also, a quick Happy Birthday Holler to my wonderful're looking sexier than ever, my love!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

And because my muse couldn't resist giving a Thanksgiving shout out as as well...

Have a great holiday!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Muse...

There it was, the beacon, the way back to a world she understood.  Twenty steps, eighteen, sixteen...she was almost there...thirteen, eleven, nine...

"Tria, stop!  That is not the way."

"Yes, yes it is..."  seven, six...

"It is not but a phone."

"Bull, I stepped into that booth..." Tria pointed wildly at the rectangular box, lit up and calling to her. " week ago to call my Mother, but passed out before it rang through.  When I woke up, I was a world without daylight and where the men aren't men at all.  They're..."  Monsters whispered inside of her head as she stared at the one she knew was as gentle as a lamb, but as cruel as death.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fabulous Foto Friday...

[First flight, 120 feet in 12 seconds, 10:35 a.m.; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina] (LOC)

Photograph shows the first powered, controlled, sustained flight. Orville Wright at the controls of the machine, lying prone on the lower wing with hips in the cradle which operated the wing-warping mechanism. Wilbur Wright running alongside to balance the machine, has just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing. The starting rail, the wing-rest, a coil box, and other items needed for flight preparation are visible behind the machine. (Orville Wright preset the camera and had John T. Daniels squeeze the rubber bulb, tripping the shutter.)  Library of Congress

~I just love history, reading about it, watching it and especially seeing it in picture form.  I feel like I'm right there on that windy day, rooting for the machine to work...anxious to see it successfully rise into the sky, to become the first human bird.~