Oh, internet. Are people being awful again? Look, a samoyed!
And now, the weather.
- Louis Nicolas le Tonnerlier de Breteuil, on his daughter, the raddest person in history, Émilie du Châtelet. Emilie was a scientist in the 18th century who proved Newton’s ideas on velocity wrong. She also played a role in helping Einstein figure out E = mc2 with E=mv2 (via intuitiveunderstanding)
Also, “frightens away the suitors” = BS. Emilie du Chatelet was a hustler. Fucking Voltaire was her personal man-candy. Her husband was apparently totally cool with it. The historical record did not preserve evidence for or against a threesome.
Reblogged for “Voltaire was her personal man-candy”
“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” — Galileo
Nope nope nope. You don’t get to steal women’s words like that.
The Old Astronomer to His Pupil
By Sarah Williams
Reach me down my Tycho Brahe, I would know him when we meet,
When I share my later science, sitting humbly at his feet;
He may know the law of all things, yet be ignorant of how
We are working to completion, working on from then to now.
Pray remember that I leave you all my theory complete,
Lacking only certain data for your adding, as is meet,
And remember men will scorn it, ‘tis original and true,
And the obliquy of newness may fall bitterly on you.
But, my pupil, as my pupil you have learned the worth of scorn,
You have laughed with me at pity, we have joyed to be forlorn,
What for us are all distractions of men’s fellowship and smiles;
What for us the Goddess Pleasure with her meretricious smiles.
You may tell that German College that their honor comes too late,
But they must not waste repentance on the grizzly savant’s fate.
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
Clean Eating Prep Ahead: Eggs in Muffin Tins. Simply spray a muffin pan with olive oil cooking spray ( or wipe down each cup with Olive Oil , crack an egg into the cup, add seasoning ( a dash of hot sauce, salt & pepper, onion powder… ) and a few bits of leftover vegetables. In this case, leftover spinach. If you like, you can use a plastic fork to slightly scramble each egg in the cup.
I do this all the time, it’s so damn convenient.
whaaaaaaaaaat? I need to do this now!
Those look delicious…
so here we are again, it’s always such a pleasure—
When life gives you lemmings
As I mentioned last Friday, in honor of Stitchery Witchery’s first full year on tumblr, I’m holding a yarn giveaway for followers of this blog. :). (I’m also destashing, but that’s a minor detail…)
The yarn pictured here ranges from lace weight to bulky; from quite nice, to only meh; and is about half of what I’m planning to give away. I’d have hauled the rest out but the cats were getting too interested in the proceedings. ;).
Would you like to take some yarn I will never use off my hands? If so the rules are simple:
1. Like and/or reblog this post between now and February 19 (doing both enters you twice, but multiple reblogs don’t give you any extra entries);
2. Because this is a follower appreciation thing, you must be following this blog to be eligible; and
3. On February 19, the first anniversary of this blog, I’ll pick one winner at random from every 50 notes this post gets. (ETA: Given how much yarn I have, the total number of possible winners will be capped at ten.) The winners can tell me the kind of yarn they’d prefer but I can’t guarantee that I can get that kind to them (especially if there are lots of winners).
Thank you all so much for following. This blog has been a blast to run and I appreciate each and every one of you!
Because what I need is MOAR YARN