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Lego monitor
Here's what I look at, everybody!

What can you identify?
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Weird Storage
(To the tune of 'Weird Science', all ownership and such to Oingo Boingo)

Weird Storage!
Ooo!
Plastic models, tubes of glue
Bits and pieces and
the work I do for you,
you're makin'
WEIRD STORAGE!
Ooo!

Things I've not seen since times of yore,
behind storage doors,
Hoarding and obsession.

Current and history
Voodoo planes and paint
What is it you're makin'?

WEIRD STORAGE!
Ooo!

Something like instructions...
Bits and pieces...
Bits and pieces...

Is this real?

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Something that I threw together, rather like how my father assembles his hoard.

Bits and pieces & bits and pieces & bits and pieces...
Chemis-Tree 2015
Sorry that I'm late in posting a Christmas picture. This is the 'tree' that the chami techs did this year. That's my titanium bottle off to one side.

EDIT:  This picture was taken down on FA for 'which the uploader does not have the legal rights to post which was neither made directly by nor directly for the uploaderwhich has been traced or plagiarizedmade to harass or demean otherswhich, the users content aside, is of poor quality (examples: fuzzy audio, blurry/rotated photos, blocky images) '

Odd, I never claimed to 'own' the creation of this work of scientific art, it was the chemistry tech, a really neat lady in my opinion.  Huh.
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  • Drinking: Eclipse Wine with 'extras'
Starting off, I didn't like things.  Mainy because my father invited himself along, but eh, I'll do what I can.

The trip to the motel that I was staying at for the event was nice, had a lovely mini-pool for soaking and relaxing, but alas, my schedule was too darn busy by the time we got there for me to make use of it.  It really did look good.

But moving on, after a bit of a hiccup in getting our rooms situated, it turns out that no, my father did not in fact get his own room, he was staying in mine.  By the way, it only had one bed in it.  That meant that we'd have to share the bed.
Eye Zoom   Chica's Nope Door Chat Icon  Luke's Epic Face 
But there wasn't any time for that, because we had to get to the vineyard to meet up with the people I was going to be working with and hammer out a schedule.  During this time, a gay man (he stated so himself, but eh, I don't care) sat down at our table (there was little open chairs underneath the presentation tent), and started drinking and talking.

And talking.    :bademoticon: 

And drinking.  Drink

And talking.   Blah-blah-blah 
 
Did I mention that he was yammering up a storm?  This increased as he got more drunk. Efes Pilsen - Animated 2  #19 Free Icon: Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon) 50x50  Efes Pilsen - Animated 1  No wonder his partner left him.

Eventually, I was able to get the schedule for the star party which would happen that night, before the eclipse tomorrow morning.  So my father and I headed back (there was a shuttle bus to and from the motel that was set up, very nice), had something to eat, get a little rest in since I knew that we were going to be up late, and then headed up.  Unfortunately, there was no shuttle bus at the time and I got there late because I missed a turn, being new to the area, but was still able to ge the telescope set up and started showing people Saturn and other noteworthy things to see.

The problem is that instead of everybody being right there and seeing, they were trickling in, a few here, a few there, over and over and over and over again.Higurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion MarchHigurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion MarchHigurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion MarchHigurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion MarchHigurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion MarchHigurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion MarchHigurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion March

I eventually called it quits by midnight, because I'M TIRED and needed to get up early for preparing things for the eclipse.  But remember that single bed?  Ayup, shared it.  I didn't get hardly any rest, somewhere between 3~4 hours or so.  My father asked me if I snored and then promptly started making all sorts of noises during the night.
Yellow Diamond face Lapis 

Sometime before 6am, I called it quits after my father got up again to go to the bathroom, turning on all of the lights, and prepared myself for the day, and packing things up since we werenn't going to stay another night.  Wished we did.

Anyway, once more to the vineyard, driving, because we weren't coming back and that went ok, got things set up, a Cornado telescope, specifically made for sun-viewing, and my tablet with which I taped a pair of sunshades to so that I can take a series of pictures of the Moon, slowly covering up the Sun's face.

But wait!  Here comes Efes Pilsen - Animated 2 Efes Pilsen - Animated 2 Emoticons|Petangames (drinking) Efes Pilsen - Animated 1 Efes Pilsen - Animated 1 gay-drunk again!

Oh lord...

At least he left us alone for the most part and after showing a few more people what the Sun looks like through a properly-shielded telescope (always have your sun-filter in FRONT of your optical equipment or you'll FRY YOUR EYES OUT!)

: frying egg emoji : Jacksepticeye Eyeball - Chat icon - Pixel art GIF : frying egg emoji : Jacksepticeye Eyeball - Chat icon - Pixel art GIF

So the eclipse happened, and I hardly got any good pictures, oh well, but at least I was able to experience the eclipse for the first time without any damn clouds in the way like it was back in '79!  Was pretty neat.

So lunch was served afterwards, bleah, I saw my father's roasted chicken, and it still looked quite red on the inside, but then music started up and it hurt my ears in volume.  The music itself was nice, just too darn loud for my tastes.  Eventually we headed out and encountered...

CARMAGEDDON. car car car car car  STOP! Tsunami Escape Autobahn 

There was an estimated 1x10^6 visitors to Oregon for the event, and I started to consider genocide as a 'good idea'.  I wanted to avoid I-5 like the plague and instead take the back roads and highways, but it was worse that way.  My father nearly lost it when he had diarrhea, but we were able to get him to a bathroom along the way and I was able to refuel as well.

But the cars, they just kept coming and coming and coming, driving me to the point where I just lost it.   Jailson and his Jataxi  Gamer Papyrus Intensifies (Icon)

I hated people.  I hated everyone.  I hated being stuck like this.  I hated having ever gone on this trip.  Everything.  When we finally made it back home well after 6pm that evening, I promptly poured myself a big glass of that free booze that I had a coupon for at the vineyard, added a generous splash of 'extra' and guzzled.  It eventually knocked me out and I slept the night through.

Instead of going to work today, I called in sick, because I was and am still truly sick of people, and wouldn't be much good to help out stupid people when I'm strangling them.

The End.

PS:  The one thing that I forgot to mention, and I thought that it was very important at the time was that there was no Corona beer being served.  Horrors.
You may have heard about some sort of thing happening in a few days.

The Eclipse of 2017.

I've been on again/off again anticipating it over the years since I've started teaching astronomy.  I've since agreed to help out with a collegue of mine (they've since retired last year) with a star party the night before, and then the actual eclipse day the next morning.

My father wanted to 'invite himself' along, and while hesitant, I agreed, as long as he went ahead and made efforts to reserve a room for it.  I've provided the various links to him so that he could go set it up at his leisure.  The thing is that I never heard back from him on this.  For some reason, he expected me to do it after I had told him that he's the one that must do it.  I'd just reimburse him the financial costs.  So when he was asking about it over the weekend, I told him that I was waiting word on him, and then a heated discussion started with him saying that it was going to be me to do it.  No, I reminded him, repeatedly, that I had sent him the links, he has to do it, yadda-yadda.

Well, that just made him all sour, saying that 'there's probably nothing open this late in time'.  I just shrugged, I am not the one who waited.

He seems literally obsessed with either trying to room with me, or something, as if he doesn't want me to have even the slightest amount of escape and general fun on my own.  Mind you, my father hasn't been secluded or a recluse for years like I have been, no he's been to England some two or three years ago with the friend that has since moved out, he's also been across the country more times than I have in the motor home that he and my mother drove in for years before she had her debilitating strokes.

Now he's poking around at the motel that I'll be staying overnight before the day of the event, saying he doesn't see my name, I'm not signed up, there's not schedule, continuously pestering me.

NO.

MY TIME.  I GET TO HAVE AN ESCAPE FROM THE HOARDED HOUSE AT LEAST FOR 24 HOURS, DAMMIT!  YOU SET UP YOUR OWN SCHEDULE, DO YOUR OWN THING; I'M DOING MINE AND I AM DOING IT ALONE.

Get.  Out.  Of.  My.  FACE.

UPDATE:  Yes, he's officially 'inviting himself' along.  I'm so bringing that bottle of 27-proof bottle of hooch with me.  I told him to bring enough to last the day in the Element if need be, because we might be sleeping in it.  I'll see about giving him my 'clean things up' ultimatum during the trip.  Break Out of the Box 

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  • Drinking: Eclipse Wine with 'extras'
Starting off, I didn't like things.  Mainy because my father invited himself along, but eh, I'll do what I can.

The trip to the motel that I was staying at for the event was nice, had a lovely mini-pool for soaking and relaxing, but alas, my schedule was too darn busy by the time we got there for me to make use of it.  It really did look good.

But moving on, after a bit of a hiccup in getting our rooms situated, it turns out that no, my father did not in fact get his own room, he was staying in mine.  By the way, it only had one bed in it.  That meant that we'd have to share the bed.
Eye Zoom   Chica's Nope Door Chat Icon  Luke's Epic Face 
But there wasn't any time for that, because we had to get to the vineyard to meet up with the people I was going to be working with and hammer out a schedule.  During this time, a gay man (he stated so himself, but eh, I don't care) sat down at our table (there was little open chairs underneath the presentation tent), and started drinking and talking.

And talking.    :bademoticon: 

And drinking.  Drink

And talking.   Blah-blah-blah 
 
Did I mention that he was yammering up a storm?  This increased as he got more drunk. Efes Pilsen - Animated 2  #19 Free Icon: Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon) 50x50  Efes Pilsen - Animated 1  No wonder his partner left him.

Eventually, I was able to get the schedule for the star party which would happen that night, before the eclipse tomorrow morning.  So my father and I headed back (there was a shuttle bus to and from the motel that was set up, very nice), had something to eat, get a little rest in since I knew that we were going to be up late, and then headed up.  Unfortunately, there was no shuttle bus at the time and I got there late because I missed a turn, being new to the area, but was still able to ge the telescope set up and started showing people Saturn and other noteworthy things to see.

The problem is that instead of everybody being right there and seeing, they were trickling in, a few here, a few there, over and over and over and over again.Higurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion MarchHigurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion MarchHigurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion MarchHigurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion MarchHigurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion MarchHigurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion MarchHigurashi DB - Rena Keiichi Mion March

I eventually called it quits by midnight, because I'M TIRED and needed to get up early for preparing things for the eclipse.  But remember that single bed?  Ayup, shared it.  I didn't get hardly any rest, somewhere between 3~4 hours or so.  My father asked me if I snored and then promptly started making all sorts of noises during the night.
Yellow Diamond face Lapis 

Sometime before 6am, I called it quits after my father got up again to go to the bathroom, turning on all of the lights, and prepared myself for the day, and packing things up since we werenn't going to stay another night.  Wished we did.

Anyway, once more to the vineyard, driving, because we weren't coming back and that went ok, got things set up, a Cornado telescope, specifically made for sun-viewing, and my tablet with which I taped a pair of sunshades to so that I can take a series of pictures of the Moon, slowly covering up the Sun's face.

But wait!  Here comes Efes Pilsen - Animated 2 Efes Pilsen - Animated 2 Emoticons|Petangames (drinking) Efes Pilsen - Animated 1 Efes Pilsen - Animated 1 gay-drunk again!

Oh lord...

At least he left us alone for the most part and after showing a few more people what the Sun looks like through a properly-shielded telescope (always have your sun-filter in FRONT of your optical equipment or you'll FRY YOUR EYES OUT!)

: frying egg emoji : Jacksepticeye Eyeball - Chat icon - Pixel art GIF : frying egg emoji : Jacksepticeye Eyeball - Chat icon - Pixel art GIF

So the eclipse happened, and I hardly got any good pictures, oh well, but at least I was able to experience the eclipse for the first time without any damn clouds in the way like it was back in '79!  Was pretty neat.

So lunch was served afterwards, bleah, I saw my father's roasted chicken, and it still looked quite red on the inside, but then music started up and it hurt my ears in volume.  The music itself was nice, just too darn loud for my tastes.  Eventually we headed out and encountered...

CARMAGEDDON. car car car car car  STOP! Tsunami Escape Autobahn 

There was an estimated 1x10^6 visitors to Oregon for the event, and I started to consider genocide as a 'good idea'.  I wanted to avoid I-5 like the plague and instead take the back roads and highways, but it was worse that way.  My father nearly lost it when he had diarrhea, but we were able to get him to a bathroom along the way and I was able to refuel as well.

But the cars, they just kept coming and coming and coming, driving me to the point where I just lost it.   Jailson and his Jataxi  Gamer Papyrus Intensifies (Icon)

I hated people.  I hated everyone.  I hated being stuck like this.  I hated having ever gone on this trip.  Everything.  When we finally made it back home well after 6pm that evening, I promptly poured myself a big glass of that free booze that I had a coupon for at the vineyard, added a generous splash of 'extra' and guzzled.  It eventually knocked me out and I slept the night through.

Instead of going to work today, I called in sick, because I was and am still truly sick of people, and wouldn't be much good to help out stupid people when I'm strangling them.

The End.

PS:  The one thing that I forgot to mention, and I thought that it was very important at the time was that there was no Corona beer being served.  Horrors.

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Sabertooth1980 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
Blast from the past here. Huh, didn't know you had a DA. (Blame Rabbi for me knowing about this.)
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meadower Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav :)
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
I hope beauty chases you while you chase it, and that wonder and majesty leave your quest for glory very successful.  I hope you find many fun things to do, many wonderful sights to see, and many extraordinary people with whom to interact in positive ways.  May the unexpected always turn out to be good.  I hope this year is one of successful efforts to improve, new friendships made, old friendships renewed, and may you and those you love have a wonderful ride together around the sun in the year beginning with this HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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CountCarbon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for looking through my gallery! Makes me happy that people do that sometimes. =)
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RUreddyjoe86 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
thanks for the past fav's.
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eduMnM Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
I made a female version of the centaur if tou want to check:
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914four Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"The Kentauride" was released on Kindle this week, and if you hurry, it is no charge until Tuesday May 7th.
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kantuck-nadie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Good eve, Ms Mavra!
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gamma-rayburst Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much ;]
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CityCentaur Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I named him aaron :)
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