transit

ISS transiting the sun
Composite of 4 exposures showing a solar transit of the International Space Station. Photographed from Gallitzin State Forest, Pennsylvania, USA at 2015-08-29 14:12:42 UT. The duration of the transit was 0.8 seconds. Planning for the transit was done using CalSky.com.

Pentax K-5 II, Pentax DA* 300mm f/4, Tamron 1.4x teleconverter, ND 1000x filter. Exposures were 1/6000 second with the lens set to f/8 (for an f/11 effective aperture with the teleconverter).

Gender Neutral Pop-Punk

A mix of pop-punk songs about somebody, that use gender neutral language!

Don’t Go, Don’t Stray - Transit // Home For Fall - Real Friends // There, There - The Wonder Years // I Miss You - Candy Hearts // Twin Size Mattress - The Front Bottoms // When It Rains - Paramore // Love Your Friends, Die Laughing - Man Overboard // I’ll Give You A Hint, Yes - Mixtapes // Jesus Christ - Brand New // I Miss You - Blink-182 // Hot 97 Summer Jam - Chumped // Losing Teeth - Neck Deep // Sleep Talk - Old Again

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Venus Retrograde

This transit has already started and will go on all the way throughout August.

It’s a time to reevalute our relationships and values, what we think is important in other people or our sense of beauty and style.

It’s not the best time to actively change up your looks, buy new things or start a relationship. But it’s the right time to go within and contemplate those topics.

For me, in the past few days I have realized some things that are really important for me in the kinds of people I want in my life:

  • They should be passionate about something and independently pursue their own dreams and not just drift around, following others
  • They should be able to sit in silence with me and not experience it as awkward, trying to fill it with small talk.

What about you? How have you been reevalutaing your relationships, sense of  style and values lately?