round up…

alright, here are the onesie-twosie drafts and other snippets from the past week:

from the nytimes– our inability to use words, or even emoji, effectively.

the international space station‘s orbit has been visible from the bay area this week.

even though i hadn’t seen any of the music videos nominated for VMAs this year, i will admit that i watched almost all of the performances tonight, mostly just for sociological research (ahem)… and to see what all the miley fuss was about. snore. girl, that is not twerking. shit. lady gaga totally phoned it in by her standards, but was still more interesting than anyone else.

the best sabotage video parody, ever. you won’t regret it.

first things first.

this blog is an active attempt at shaming myself into working effectively– or at least procrastinating productively– while pursuing my MLIS. when i first saw the “set up a new blog or share your existing one” assignment in the intro to online social networking course, i groaned a little. i am the queen of orphan blogs, and i enjoy tweaking wordpress css and html a little too much. that got me thinking about procrastination, and the wondrous black hole of the internet, and how it would be a good idea to give myself a tether. and here we are: if something other than schoolwork is good enough for me to spend my time reading, watching, or researching, then it needs to be good enough to share. and i will leave the theme the way it is. (i will leave the theme the way it is.) that part will be hard.

so far today i’ve been able to keep on track, though i did watch this cool little video on the history of physics, via

BBC Science Club – Physics from Asa Lucander on Vimeo.