ms. bs

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm trying to figure out who's still on board and believes Sam and Cait are a couple. That's why I would like to ask you if you still do. I've sent this ask to other blogs as well. This weekend's events haven't changed my beliefs, so I hope there are still a few of us left. Thanks!

Monday, February 20, 2017 (1815 Standard Outlander Time)

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your ask. It may be your 74th and if so, thank you, again. It’s hard to tell with so many askers sharing a name.

Whuck?! Did someone unequivocally prove something while I was sleeping?


All Aboard The Balfe-Heughan Express™


Anytime you’d like to transfer from the ship to the Marriage Train, there’s a comfy seat and open bar waiting for you, Dear Anon #74. No reservations (required) 😉.

Sincerely,

boyneriver-fraser, BS, MS, PhD, lots of shady trees

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@boyneriver
Not Changing Her Mind Since November 2015™


(Balfe-Heughan Express™ @southerngirl and @boyneriver February 19, 2017)

okay so it turns out that we actually have 25 women phds that have graduated since 1970, not 12. Turns out the alumni list is weird and doesn’t necessarily include the top degree received? So some people were listed as BS or MS but they continued on to finish PHD.

That’s a much better number I suppose but still… like 5 a decade, one ever two years on average (but average isn’t a great indicator since like most of them are within the last 15 years)

anonymous asked:

I always ALWAYS (sorry for the yell) love when you post something thought provoking regarding Sam, Cait and/or the ship. I just read your response to the post about people suggesting Sam had a typo on his "chose life" tweet and meant to type choose. By my calculations that would put Sam at 2 mis-tweets in one day as people are saying he didn't read/mean to RT the PopSugar article. I mean, how dumb do folks think Sam is? I agree w/you. Sam is a grown man who makes his own statements. Man can READ

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (1815 Standard Outlander Time)

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your ask. It may be your 72nd and if so, thank you, again. It’s hard to tell with so many askers sharing a name.

GOOD YELLING IS OKAY! It’s so wonderful to hear from one of my three readers. I appreciate your loyalty. Truly.

Yes, Our Sam is much brighter than some losers people seem to think. And he’s often quite strategic, but you have to be paying attention to see it. Strategy is often in play when he ignores things too, but there’s no way I’m opening that can of worms right now. It’s terribly unfair when people equate physical attractiveness with duh. I’m always always annoyed when people take one look at me and assume I’m a moron.

Two mis-tweets in one day? Oh, Sam… Our wonderful lad meant to retweet the PopSugar story as surely as you meant to dress before you went outside today. He kens what he’s doing. Just like he kens what he’s doing when he tweets and retweets mentions of Cait’s accomplishments. Just like he kens what he’s doing when he calls her wifey. Just like he kens what he’s doing when he posts photos of him and Cait on Instagram and doesn’t write a cutline. He kens a picture paints a thousand words. He can’t help it if some fans and spaceship captains can’t read.

Can you imagine how happy he must have been to wake up and read a happy story about his hot date the previous evening? Before I married Murtagh, headlines in my local paper usually read, “boyneriver spotted thumbing a ride home after criticizing her date’s grammar.” Sigh.

Enjoy your day, Dear Anon #72, and thank ye so kindly for keeping my reader count at three. I strive for excellence.

Sincerely,

boyneriver-fraser, BS, MS, PhD, lots of shady trees

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anonymous asked:

When isolated and enhanced, on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being ho-hum and 10 being "I'd probably lick that") how would you rate Sam's iliac furrow (aka Aphrodite's Saddle 😉)

Friday, November 27, 2015 (1813 Standard Outlander Time)

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your ask. It may be your sixth and if so, thank you, again. It’s hard to tell with so many askers sharing a name.

Your question humbles me. While I do know where Sam’s philtrum and coccyx are, I need to research the body part in your question. Other people might just make something up, but I am revered as someone who never fabricates, exaggerates, or adjudicates.

My research now completed, I’m wondering three things:

1. Do you need your mouth washed out with soap?

2. Are you that goofy Canuck who bothers me with nonsense?

3. Are you trying to embarrass me so I will stop whining on my blog, and asking people to submit questions and comments?

Since the solutions to my three-part inquiry are presently anyone’s guess, I will proceed to deal with your questionable question.

For readers who keep their field-of-sight above a person’s belly button, I’ll quickly describe the Iliac Furrow, AKA Adonis’s Belt, Apollo’s Belt, and Aphrodite’s Saddle. It is the visible indentation under the navel that runs from each Iliac Crest (hip bone) to the Pubis. It is noticeable only on physically fit people, which explains why I’ve never seen mine.

I’m curious about the name Apollo’s Belt. I can’t imagine astronauts worry a lot about such insignificant matters like their physical health.

My research rendered three observations.

1. You made me write Pubis.

2, Claire Fraser and Joe Abernathy might be encouraged to adjust their lyrics to, “The iliac furrow’s connected to the femur… Now hear de word of de Lawd,” but it’s really not that catchy.

3. Why didn’t you just ask me to rate Sam’s triangle? It would have saved me a lot of valuable time I could be using to work on my Grey Cup series.

The answer to your question is 15.5, which is higher than your maximum of 10. The same limitation did not prevent me from giving Sam’s abs 15, and I absolutely refuse to write “I would lick his iliac furrow.” Goodness, gracious. You’re incorrigible.

You have your answer; I hope you’re happy.

If you’re studying medicine, I apologize for the former sentence. I sincerely hope you’re happy.

If you’re trying to provoke me, it may be beneficial to your wellbeing, to know I’m a Taurus. Fear the Bull. 

Sincerely,

boyneriver, BS, MS, PhD, lots of shady trees
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anonymous asked:

I couldn’t help but notice you’re not on the same page as your partner in crime, the maniacal jackass? You said you don’t doubt Sam and Cait’s sincerity. I assume you mean you think they were actually sad or whatever. Why do you believe what the other jackass doesn’t? Don't you guys meet every day to synchronize your thoughts?

Monday, November 7, 2016 (1814 Standard Outlander Time)

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your ask. It may be your 41st and if so, thank you, again. It’s hard to tell with so many askers sharing a name.

I could answer your second question with one word:

Survival

I need to believe in myself.

I need to believe my powers of intuition and observation are sound.

I need to believe what I’ve witnessed for 11 months is real.

I need to believe there are factors at work beyond some people’s control.

I need to believe things will get better.

I need to believe there’s light at the end of the tunnel. There’s a pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow. There’s a batch of freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies at the end of the canoe ride.

I need to believe in order to survive.

Too dramatic? Too bad.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Why did you unfollow my friend and I? We don't post any anti stuff. We just ship. You have no reason to unfollow us.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (1814 Standard Outlander Time)

Dear Anonymous and your Friend,

Thank you for your ask. It may be your 43rd and if so, thank you, again. It’s hard to tell with so many askers sharing a name.

It’s not you; it’s me.

Please don’t take it - my unfollowing you - personally. On Thanksgiving 🇨🇦 in October, I unfollowed everyone. My dashboard simply overwhelmed my broken brain, and I chose to ditch it in favour of visiting individual blogs to catch up with things that interest me, and occasionally squint at whatever crap Knife Wumman 🔪 is pushing.

I still visit all the blogs I followed and more! It’s all good. 😎

Everyone has a reason when they unfollow a blog, but it’s not necessarily because of the blog’s content or the blogger’s nature. Sometimes it is…

Enjoy your week, Dear Anon and your Friend. I’ll wave to you when I visit your blogs.

How ‘bout trying “unfollow my friend and me” next time? I might write a better reply…

Sincerely, Best Regards,

boyneriver, BS, MS, PhD, lots of shady trees

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anonymous asked:

That. New. Video. Actual tears of joy were shed. They're just the happiest little family. ❤️❤️❤️

Friday, January 13, 2017 (1815 Standard Outlander Time)

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your ask. It may be your 65th and if so, thank you, again. It’s hard to tell with so many askers sharing a name.

I. Love. It. Too. A few lovely ol’ pals sent “the video” to my dark and quiet bedside yesterday, and after seeing it myself, I’m not surprised to hear you shed tears of joy. I was very happy to see it.

And what’s not to love? Sam looked like a new man: so happy, so lively. Cait looked absolutely beautiful and content. Neither one of them looked like they had flown across the continental USA and the Atlantic Ocean only hours earlier, ahem… And Queen Eddie? Well, she stole the show, so happy to be back in the loving embrace of her globetrotting family: so happy to reestablish her role as its head.

I agree; they are just the happiest little family. Don’t you wish all our ol’ pals could see what we see? I guarantee it beats sadness, frustration, anger, and the painful jarring of joints from jumping off the ship, onto the shore, and back onto the ship… time after time after time… Happy doesn’t hurt.

Stay happy, Dear Anon #65, and please come again. Enjoy your weekend!

Sincerely,

boyneriver-fraser, BS, MS, PhD, lots of shady trees

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Happy Family image: borrowed from a shipper’s blog. I’m tired and can’t remember whose. Please tell me and I’ll update this credit. Thank ye kindly.

anonymous asked:

"Dear Anon #68 has a wonderful sense of humour, and she doesna mind one drop that I just made fun of her typo. Mark me. Truth is, she kind of owes me… I just spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to find the interview she mentions in her message." OF COURSE you didn't find it, because I'm totally dumb and not only did I make thta typo, but I also mixed up the interviews. It was ET Canada, not Yahoo. Ugh! Sorry! Here's the link (min 2.00). *.* www(.)youtube(.)com/watch?v=ax-lO6Z7yDY

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 (1815 Standard Outlander Time)

Dear Anon #68,

Thank you for telling us which video I should have found the other day when I spent 10 years looking for the wrong one includes Cait’s saying Eddie could be “half Sam’s.” Whew! It warms my heart to find out it’s from ET Canada. 🇨🇦 Eh? In the spirit of typos and consistency - yours, and details obsession  - mine, I’ll direct People of Earth to the link that actually takes you to the right video. Again, you’re welcome, #68.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax-lO6Z7yDY

People of Earth, if you don’t know I’m teasing Dear Anon #68 this time, you’re on your own.

These parts of the video made me giggle big time:

Interviewer Erin Cebula’s saying to Cait about her and Sam, “You legitimately seem like friends. It’s nice to see.” Friends? 😉😂😎

Sam’s acting like a complete Dorky Duh Dude that struggles to remember things about Cait and her life. Sure Sam, we ken you need to think really hard to remember stuff about your friendly co-star. You’re just not that into her. 😋

Here’s Dear Anon #68′s Eddie Talk at 2:00:

Erin: “How many pets if any does Sam have?”

Cait: “Sam has zero pets… unless he’s going to to look after my cat when I go travelling, then he’ll have… half a pet.”

Erin: “How many pets if any does Cait have?”

Sam: “Well, she’s got Eddie, The Fat Cat…”

Nice, Sam, real nice.

You’re not “totally dumb,” Dear Anon #68. You’re human and you’re funny and you’re sweet. 😘 Enjoy your week, and please drop by again!

Sincerely,

boyneriver-fraser, BS, MS, PhD, lots of shady trees

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P.S. The first time I read your message, I snort-laughed loudly enough to knock snow off the neighbour’s roof. You’re funny!

Photo still from video: Outlander Livros e Série Brasil

anonymous asked:

"At least one of these things is not like the other"- left for work this morning reading through the comments, and pinpointed the "others" as well, and just laughed to myself as to WHY these rain clouds need to follow around happy people and piss all over them. So, to my delight, read your post this evening on the train ride home, laughed out loud drawing attention to myself smirking at my phone, and thought... ahhh... people do get it!!! Thank you dear ol' pal!

Originally posted by gameraboy

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (1815 Standard Outlander Time)

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your ask. It may be your 71st and if so, thank you, again. It’s hard to tell with so many askers sharing a name.

Very few things make me happier than someone’s smirking on a train. 🚂🚂🚂

Oh, Dear Anon #71, because sharing your experience with the class summoned the choo choo 🚂 emoji, I’m inspired to give you my interpretation of the comments on the HeughanMagnet-BalfeSteel Trainspotting photo on Sam’s IG account.

Shipper: You guys are SO beautiful! I love you SO much! ❤️❤️❤️
Shipper: Cait, you were the most beautiful woman at the movie, nay contest! 💃🏻
Nice Fan: I didn’t know they were a couple. They’re perfect together! 💑
Shipper: Sam, marry that woman! 💍
Nice Fan: I can’t believe how they seem to fit together. 😍
Nice Fan: Sam is so handsome and Cait is so pretty. They’re so lucky. 🍀
Other: Stop it! 😡 Sam has a real girlfriend and Cait has a real boyfriend. Give it up. 👿
Shipper: HURRY UP AND MAKE BABIES! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? 👶🏼👶🏼👶🏼
Nice Fan: They are my favourite actors on any show. 📺
Nice Fan: I wonder where she bought her dress? If they have my size, I’m ordering one. 👗
Other: You people are embarrassing Sam. 🙄 Do you think he wants his real girlfriend to read about babies with another woman? I hope she doesn’t read this. 🖥
Shipper: I knew it. I just knew it. MARRIED! 👰🏻 🎩 Squeeeeeeeeeeeee. 🎉🎉🎉
Nice fan: I didn’t really get Trainspotting, but I’ll give the sequel a try. 📽
Other: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? 😱😱😱 GET IT THREW YOUR THICK SKULL SAM IS NOT ATTRACTED TO KATE. THEY ARE JUST FRIENDS. GET OVER YORSELF. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TELLING HIM TO MARRY HER WHEN HE ALREDDY HAS A SEREOUS GIRLFRIEND AND PROBLY WANTS TO MARRY HER? SAM AND KAIT HAD TO LOOK LIKE A COUPLE BECAUSE IT’S THERE JOB. THEY WOULDN’T EVEN SIT TOGETHER IF THEY DIDDN’T HAVE TO. DON’T YOU RECOGNIZE FAKE SMILES WHEN YOU SEA THEM? GROW UP. SAM: IM SO SORRY THESE PEOPLE CAN’T RECOGNIZE TRUE LOVE. IM NOT LIKE THEM. YOU WOOD REALLY LIKE ME. DRINKS TONIGHT? 🍷🍸🍹🍻

Sigh. That was fun! Hope your day is too, Dear Anon #71. Please bring your sunshine around anytime. Truly.

Sincerely,

boyneriver-fraser, BS, MS, PhD, lots of shady trees

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boyneriver: You two are gorgeous, for sure, but wait until you see the River-Fraser wedding photos! Talk about gorgeous… 📸 💖 👰🏻 🎩 🎉

Watch on workaholics.tumblr.com

There’s a brand new episode of Workaholics tomorrow night at 10/9c. That’s NOT a BS.

Caltech mourns the passing of Ahmed Zewail (1946–2016)

Ahmed Zewail, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry, professor of physics, and director of the Physical Biology Center for Ultrafast Science and Technology at Caltech, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. He was 70 years old.

Zewail was the sole recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his pioneering developments in femtoscience, making possible observations of atoms in motion on the femtosecond (10-15 seconds) time scale. These developments lead to the establishment of the discipline of femtochemistry. More recently, he and his group developed “4D” electron microscopy for the direct visualization in the four dimensions of space and time of materials and biological behaviors.

For his contributions to science and for his public service, Zewail received honors from around the globe. Fifty honorary degrees in the sciences, arts, philosophy, law, medicine, and humane letters were conferred on him, including those from Oxford University, Cambridge University, Peking University, École Normale Supérieure, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, and Alexandria University.

Zewail was decorated with the Order of the Grand Collar of the Nile, Egypt’s highest state honor, and was named to the Order of Légion d'Honneur by the President of France, among other state honors. He was an elected member of academies and learned societies including the National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of London, the American Philosophical Society, the French Academy, the Russian Academy, the Chinese Academy, and the Swedish Academy. Postage stamps have been issued in commemoration of his contributions to science and humanity.

“Ahmed Zewail was a great man for chemistry, for science, and for society. All of us at Caltech grieve his loss,” says Jacqueline K. Barton, Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and Norman Davidson Leadership Chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

Among the more than 100 international prizes and awards, he was the recipient of the Albert Einstein World Award, the Benjamin Franklin Medal, the Leonardo da Vinci Award, the Robert A. Welch Award, the Wolf Prize, the King Faisal Prize, the Othmer Gold Medal, and the Priestley Gold Medal. In his name, international prizes have been established in Amsterdam, Cairo, Detroit, Trieste, and Washington, D.C.; in Cairo, the AZ Foundation provides support for the dissemination of knowledge and for merit awards in arts and sciences.

Following the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the government established Zewail City of Science and Technology as the national project for scientific renaissance, and Zewail became its first chair of the Board of Trustees.

In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed Zewail to the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and in the same year he was named the first U.S. Science Envoy to the Middle East. Subsequently, in 2013, Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon invited Zewail to join the U.N. Scientific Advisory Board. In Egypt, he served in the Council of Advisors to the President.

Zewail was the author of some 600 articles and 14 books, and was known for his effective public lectures and writings not only on science but also in global affairs. For his leadership role in these world affairs, he received, among others, the “Top American Leaders Award” from The Washington Post and Harvard University.

Born in 1946 in Damanhur, Egypt, Zewail received his early education in Egypt and earned his BS and MS degrees from Alexandria University in 1967 and 1969. He received a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 and completed an IBM postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley before joining the faculty at Caltech in 1976 as an assistant professor. He became an associate professor in 1978 and a professor in 1982. He was Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Physics from 1990–97, was named professor of physics in 1995, and was named Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry in 1997.

Zewail is survived by with his wife, Dema Faham, and his four children, Maha, Amani, Nabeel, and Hani.

anonymous asked:

Okay, so you're on the Married Train, I'm not, but whatever. (Excellent post however on the subject). What would make you get off the train?


Thursday, August 18, 2016 (1814 Standard Outlander Time)

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your ask. It may be your 32nd and if so, thank you, again. It’s hard to tell with so many askers sharing a name.

“Whatever” - that’s the spirit! It’s been almost 22 hours since I published. Where ya bin?

I appreciate your respectfully written message. Truly. It is the second No-Go-Choo-Choo one I’ve received. I know the true Tumblr identity of the first NGCC Anon; I wonder if I know yours?

It’s kind of you to compliment my post even though you don’t share its spirit. What would make me get off the train? Hmm. I dunno. Let’s list and see!

  1. bomb scare
  2. fire
  3. depleted food supply
  4. depleted bar supply
  5. any relevant natural disaster
  6. death (mine)
  7. reversal of cats welcome policy
  8. The Apocalypse
  9. Ms Balfe’s sincerely, respectfully asking me to depart
  10. Mr. Heughan’s sincerely, respectfully asking me to depart
  11. Ms Balfe’s sincerely, joyfully acknowledging her non-Heughan significant other, via visual mainstream or social media, or via visual Outlander or personal media
  12. Ms Balfe’s sincerely enjoying the romantic attentions of her N-HSO, at public events and in candid photographs, equal to or greater than the romantic attentions we see her enjoying of Mr. Heughan
  13. Mr. Heughan’s sincerely, joyfully acknowledging his non-Balfe significant other via visual mainstream or social media, or via visual Outlander or personal media
  14. Mr. Heughan’s sincerely enjoying the romantic attentions of his N-BSO, at public events and in candid photographs, equal to or greater than the romantic attentions we see his enjoying of Ms Balfe
  15. a verifiable, significant life-changing family-oriented announcement from either Ms Balfe or Mr. Heughan that does not involve one another
  16. my inadvertently discovering either Ms Balfe’s or Mr. Heughan’s making out with a non-each-other significant other in my yard or on our pool deck, where I could hang out sort of personally with them, and get the skinny on their truth (get the skinny: French Canadian for “find out where they bought their fabulous swimwear”)
  17. Mr. Heughan’s phoning to say, “It’s you, boyneriver. It’s always been you.” His showing up at my door would work as well.

Please don’t confuse the silliness of my answer with insincerity. The list stands. That is what would make get me off the train.

Next time you write, consider using your Tumblr identity, and I’ll tell you why I’m not a shipper…

Sincerely,

boyneriver, BS, MS, PhD, lots of shady trees

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