Update on #Millipedequest if you guys don’t follow my twitter.
My pal Mulder hit me up with some heat tape. I have it applied to the bottom of the tank and watching it over to make sure things are dandy. I went and wired the thermostat directly on to my tank shelf so can monitor the temperature no matter where I sit.
So far it’s a 5.5 gal tank and half of it is organic substrate. Bits of rotten wood, hardwood leaves, eggshells, calcium sand, compost, and pesticide free organic potting soil.
I did set in a water-dish with aquarium stones in it so they can come and get a drink without drowning. There is also two pieces of live pillow moss they can get a drink from too if they like.
I bought some apples and cucumber to feed them with.
The springtails I have ordered arrived today too and they seem to be moving along well in the tank. Gosh those guys are unbelievably tiny. They have plenty of food so I imagine they’ll start breeding like crazy now that they have room.
I choose to go with Florida Banded Ivory Millipedes!
They are easier for me to see and they tend to stay on the surface more. Perfect to get my gf used to them! I ordered them today, but most likely I will get them on Tuesday. The breeder doesn’t ship on Thursdays/Fridays just in case the express overnight shipping takes two days instead of one….and it would be awful to leave the millipedes stuck in a cold post office for days.
Ivories can live between 5-10 years and typically grow to 4 inches and a little beyond. They are also very gentle. I set up the tank to make sure it keeps humidity in at about the 60-85% range.
I debated exchanging thier half log hide for a turtle shell I have, but I imagine they can chew on the log so I’ll leave it in.
Aopadasdkad. My anan magazine arrived today, but I didn’t realize the images were on one (double-sided) poster. How am I supposed to choose? (´;︵;`) I say that but I’m leaning on the one of them sitting outside of the rink. The images of them skating are in the magazine, too, so I could cut them out… but Victor and Yuuri are on the front and back of one page respectively. Please, anan, why are you making me choose?
On another note, they included information about their stats and programs. I guess Victor really is officially 28 now, and apparently enough time’s passed that Yuri Plisetsky’s 16! Since I think some people are still confused about the timeline, it also mentions that the two Yu(u)ris skated their programs during the 2016-2017 season. Victor skated the Aria of Stammi Vicino during the 2015-2016 season.
As expected, it is lighter and has less physical buttons, as opposed to my Fujifilm X-100S, which is “button-retro.” My old D50 was somewhere in the middle.
The D5500 also has the flip out LCD, which is larger (3″) than the Fujifilm X-100S (2.8″) and my old D50 (2″). It flips out (for selfies) and, of course, up and down. I already tried it. Kinda cool. I can see the possibilities for capturing some photos, but I prefer looking through the viewfinder, at least for now.
I am charging the battery for the D5500. Now it is all about waiting for the 18-200 mm Nikkor lens.
I keep thinking that I know how and what I love to photograph, but also realize that any of it can change.
Every year my aunt, who makes cards, and my uncle, who does calligraphy, collaborate on personalized birthday cards for each member of the family. I guess I’m officially 37 now. (Technically it happened yesterday, but the card didn’t arrive until today, and it’s clearly not official until the card arrives.)
My Uncle arrived today- you know, the pastor? He told me he couldn’t stay long, but would be helping me out with my fears here.
So I picked him up from the airport and we stopped in town for some lunch. Everything seemed pretty normal actually, we chatted about grades and things back home. I also had him bless some water for me and then we went onto campus.
Now, on the way there, he mentioned that I might just be too superstitious about this all. My claim of being able to see the angels and demons on campus made him a bit skeptical. But he put faith in me and I could tell he meant to help me in the long run.
When we got there, he immediately tensed up. He could feel it- I knew he could. He told me bad things were here. I knew I was right!
My uncle said he’d stay in a motel tonight, but he had to leave tomorrow afternoon. I’ll ask him more questions tomorrow about it. I’m so excited to see my family again! And to have some professional help here!
Yeeeeeeess!! Kay so maybe my day today is a good day even though my wrist still hurts like hell but @cursetale ’s Dre stickers have arrived today. Oooooohhh gooooosh I just need to place my sticker where my nephews won’t take it from me. I’ll be sending two out to @bonevis and @ddd-dre tommorow. ❤❤❤❤❤
Today is a good day. Yes it is. You’re not gonna f-cking believe but it is a GOOOOOOD damn day. Amen.
There’s a Spanish non-profit that is trying to spread hate towards LGBT people everywhere they go. Today they’re arriving to New York with what they call “free speech bus”, which carries a hate message towards trans people, saying they’re “against biology” (and then justifying their message with middle school textbooks? I don’t know either).
The thing is - don’t let them do it. Use social networks to say what you think about it. Use their hashtags: #freespeechbus #elbusdelalibertad and their accounts @hazteoir and @citizenGO . Just flood them with the backlash.
My launch day package from @jenniferstolzer / @threadcaster arrived today! I was one of the lucky people who won an illustration from the novel in the launch day giveaway! I’m planning to get a frame for it, so it doesn’t get lost/damaged.
Please pardon the tea bags censoring out the addresses on the envelope. They were at-hand and appropriately sized. xD
once upon a time, i was sitting around, browsing ebay for more Lupin the Third merch to add to my ever-growing collection. as i looked amongst the many listings, i came across a one-of-a-kind auction for some strange, weird-looking toy…
i wasn’t sure what it was. the title was “#C349 PRIZE Anime Character figure gun Lupin The 3rd” and that didn’t make a whole lot of sense, so i checked the description to see what it was, but there was nothing about the item, only information about shipping.
the pictures from the listing showed this strange toy, as such:
i thought to myself, what harm can this do? it’s only $4.99, i can afford that.
so i placed a bid, and won the auction. this was about a month ago.
today the item arrived. i picked it up from the post office, because the postal worker couldn’t bother to ring the damn doorbell to see if anyone was home, which–yes–we were home to receive the item. once home, i opened the box and pulled it out.
and i examined it.
looked at it from all angles.
“what the fuck is this thing supposed to do?”
then i pulled the trigger.
with this friggin’ face…
when you pull the goddamn trigger…
LUPIN THE FUCKIN’ THIRD JUMPS OUT OF HIS GODDAMN CLOTHES.