I loved this book so much that I read the last 40 pages at my desk at work. What is better than a good drinking memoir? ....On a side note, this reading challenge has reawakened the nerdy bookworm part of me that first motherhood and then my smartphone had all but killed off. I am happy to report she has arisen from the grave easily and fully intact. Since reuniting with this long lost part of me I have felt ... - that familiar joyful anticipation, heading to lunch with a brand new book tucked under my arm, with a good hour to dive in and make a new friend! 🤓👏💥 - awareness of the shallow depth of the entertainment my smartphone offers. I always say I go on Twitter for the articles, and I do, but even meaty articles don’t compare with the spectrum of emotions and ideas that an actual book offers. And let’s be honest, I’m not just reading meaty articles on Twitter! 😬😬😬
- awe at the sheer number of books within easy reach. I’m like someone who just fell in love and can’t believe that ALL THE SONGS ON THE RADIO ARE ABOUT WHAT I’M GOING THROUGH!!! Because: there are books EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK! Cheap or free, or, worst case, you can BUY THEM!!! In the last four days I bought two hardcovers for $3/each, I found a Joan Didion paperback on a stoop in Brooklyn, the library called to tell me a book I’d requested is in, and the guy at the non-profit literacy foundation where I am doing some work said to me, “Do you want any books? Take as many as you like”, gesturing to a vast shelving system of brand new hardcovers. What is this madness? These riches we walk among? Anyway, thanks for listening, keep an eye out for Blackout by Sarah Hepola, and here’s to re-awakening those precious parts of our true selves that we thought weren’t cool enough or useful enough or that we just didn’t have time for. #youdoyou#nerdingout#lesssmartphone#booksbooksbooks#bookaweekchallenge#bookaweek#sarahhepola
@stationcdrkelly is a hero of mine. I'd probably cry if I ever got the chance to meet him. Pictured are his uniforms and communications helmet.
Also pictured is a #starfleet uniform that was brought up, as well as some examples of how even small debris can cause big damage in space because of the speeds attainable without air. a model of the shuttle and carrier, a diagram of Skylab, and a photo of me nerding out over a space rock haha.
There is seriously something about this game that I’ve never experienced. The adventure that it takes you on is pretty incredible.. Exploring the open sea, controlling your own ship or a ship with your friends, docking on the shores of islands and fighting against skeleton pirates, questing, it’s all apart of this world. Lastly the icing on the cake is looking for other players and having ship fights or jumping on their ships and stealing their treasures 😂 Game of the year for me! It’s funny cause I critiqued this game at first. That’s definitely changed once I gave it a shot :) #seaofthieves#nerdingout
This is possibly the happiest day of my life. As some of you know, I used to be the biggest Apple nerd (still am) and Mac collector (I owned 15 at one point...) anyway! When these iMac G4’s first came out in 2002, child me sooo desperately wanted one. Sadly, my family couldn’t afford the hefty price, and we ended up getting the iMac G4’s ugly fraternal twin brother, the eMac. 14 years later, and I finally got my hands on the computer that has been hailed as the best design Apple has ever delivered! But I didn’t just get any one, but a rare 20inch (the 20 inch model was only available for 8 months before the iMac G5 came out), top of the line, mint condition, with stellar original Apple Pro Harman Kardon speakers, last run, iMac G4. The man I got this off kept it in his dark, sunlight free den, where it was hardly used over the last 14 years; the screen is crystal clear and bright as the day it was bought, and the casing is immaculate! I guess it’s true, good things come to those who wait, even if it is 14 years 😉 Bahah What can this computer do in today’s modern world? For me, it’ll basically do everything I need a computer for! Word processing, emailing, music, watching DVD’s, etc. Sadly, content heavy websites like Facebook virtually do not load at all- but I have my current, modern iMac for all that stuff 🤷🏻♀️😂 Nerd, out ✌️ #imacg4#emac#childhood#happy#happydays#nerd#nerdingout#finally#collection#addingtocollection#imac#apple#classic#hobby#computer#tech#beautiful
Thought I'd hop on the #10yearchallenge bandwagon. So here you go. Went from being a basketball playing, skater nerd, who was obsessed with graphic designing(clearly) to a bearded bear with his little cub that likes to drink craft beer(clearly)
I love this time of the year when I get to catch up on projects, to do’s, and all things on the business side of MBL. I love finding a good shortcut or more efficient way of doing things. I mean, it’s a one-woman show over here so I’ll take any time savers I can get. .
I’ve just finished updating all my session and wedding PDFs that I send to clients with some new content and fresh photos. Something that’s been on my to do list f.o.r.e.v.e.r. Even though this frame is from 2017 it still hasn’t lost it’s spot in the engagement guide — and these two have been back in front of the camera 3 times since! 👌🏻
further life hacks and time savers are also welcome below! 🧐 .
This guy is my best friend during the semesters. If you know me you know I love the TV show Bones! It is crazy that we can identify people based on their bones! While studyingtoday, a friend snapped this picture and it made my day! 😂💀 #nerdingout#spta#starkstate
Big enough to eat the fuselage of a B737: The GE90-115BL engine! 😋
I am about 5’7” (170cm) for reference (since many asked on a previous engine pic!). Each engine is rated up to 115,540 lbs of thrust! Work it! 💪🏼 The B777-300ER is 242 ft 4inches (73.8 meters) long and has massive engines. Including the nacelle, the GE90 is roughly the size of the body of a Boeing 737. Inside the nacelle: 2 mechanically independent rotors (N1 &N2) which are axial flow turbofans with high compression and high bypass ratio.
So...they compress a lot of air, (am I full of hot air!?) 💨
“Axial flow” - air driven along the longitudinal axis through spinning rotor blades and stator vanes. Air pressure increases after each “compressor stage”.
“bypass ratio” - ratio of air flowing through the the fan section of the engine compared to the amount of air flowing through the gas generator portion. ~
A high bypass ratio means that the majority of air goes through the fan and only a small portion flows through the core, to the combustion chamber
The last time I dressed up for Halloween...
I was a nerd 🤓
This year, I’m staying home reading research articles on pubmed 🤷♀️🤓
Secretly wanting to go trick-or-treating 👻
Then trade all my candy 🍭 for chocolate 🍫
H A P P Y H A L L O W E E N 😘🎃