usually i’m not bad at driving but i just switched to a larger car and still getting used to maneuvering it and last week someone left a note on my car that said “learn how to park dumbass" and i was crooked (but within my lines?) so i guess i kinda deserved it. but today i’m parking in a tight spot and on my first try it’s crooked and i’m in the process of backing out and fixing it and these 4 guys drive by hooting and gawking and man?? calm down? i’m trying to fix it right now? no need to be SO rude. idk usually strangers would not bother me but it was so unnecessary and i don’t have a thick skin this week

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kqedscience:

A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster
“It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but it’s actually a cast for healing bones.
The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, incorporates 3D printing and ultrasonic tech to make healing a broken bone more bearable.”
Learn more from techcrunch.

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kqedscience:

A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster

It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but it’s actually a cast for healing bones.

The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, incorporates 3D printing and ultrasonic tech to make healing a broken bone more bearable.”

Learn more from techcrunch.

when ya let yourself down

you shed a tear, give yourself some time, then move the heck on. you pick yourself back up. these are all things you’ve heard before, but they are still used because they’re true: evaluate what you did wrong, how you can change those, what you can do to make sure it doesn’t happen again. then be willing to work harder and actually do it all. if you’re incredibly disheartened, take a break, treat yourself to something nice until you’re in the right frame of mind to tackle it. realize that you can’t be “on” 24/7; everyone has an off switch. it is very mental and you’re not going to make any progress while you’re upset. recognize that you don’t at all have to be THE best, that you are good enough as yourself. you just want to aim to be YOUR best. it is you vs. you.

and do not blame your circumstances. i tell myself this often because my character and subsequent weaknesses/strengths makes me someone who needs to hear it: “you can either sit and feel sorry for yourself or you can get up and do something about it.”

i firmly believe that people can accomplish so much more than they often think they can, and that there is no limit on potential. each situation is different, definitely, but believing in yourself is one of the best things you can do for yourself. and if I know you, I probably believe in you and know exactly WHY I believe in you. so if you ever need a pep talk too come hmu

on one hand this semester can’t end soon enough..cannot wait for a stress free summer. but on the other hand, i’m genuinely sad that this semester is coming to a close. i had a lot of hard classes and squashed time schedules but despite that i really enjoy it? i’ve realized i find a lot of comfort in structure, and i’m relieved in some way that i don’t have to be completely on my own yet—I have two more years of knowing for sure what I’m doing, two more years of the assurance that i will be waking up and going to class and learning things I’m interested in/preparing for a career. it’s the two more years of definite direction.

things i will miss most about this semester:

- really sad about my dance class ending. it’s just a class, but i LOVED it. it was 4 stress free hours a week. I just got to laugh at myself and learn. and we all got really comfy with each other (i met some of the SWEETEST people there) so it’s kinda sad that is ending but!! we will see each other around campus still.
- seeing much of the same people in my classes! this is something that’s totally new to me as someone who was homeschooled growing up. it is weird to see friends on a weekday. and the fact that those people LIKE me?? whattt??? me? kelly? you want to be MY friend? silly but that’s still such a surprise to me.
- off of that, the close friends that i may only get to see on a once/twice/never weekly basis but still get to talk to are the most wonderful. also makes this nerd super happy
- machine shop. I like working with the machines and making clean cuts and milling with neat little curlycues of aluminum chips piling up. been a cool hands on learning experience
- my TAs. i have gushed more than once and several times too many. there have been WAY too many nice TAs with fantastic smiles this semester. genuinely surprised and taken aback by some of their niceness. I feel like I’ve used up my allotment of nice people already. maybe the next two years hold zero nice TAs for me.

i wasn’t that psyched about it two years ago (i was like, it’s school) but i’ve come to really like this university and i’m really grateful for it. for the open professors(who don’t mind a random girl approaching them and saying, “hey, what you do is exactly down the alley of what i want to do, can i ask you some questions about that?”), the school spirit haha, the gigantic campus with tons of opportunities. it’s pretty in a bold, wholesome, comfortable way. not so much gorgeous, just a nice campus. and, I love gorgeous campuses, but I also I like this. I like that it’s not intimidating, not too up in your face.

part of me loves this university and part of me is sad at how fast time is going. a line from ordinary by tim be told always sticks out to me—“Why am i such in a rush to be somebody / leaving behind all the things i’d rather be?” .. time flies, and i don’t want to waste the “now” by thinking always of the future. being working age is not gonna be all that it’s cracked up to be so i def want to appreciate this age & stage.

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meadowkitten:

my grandpa used to water the plants every week and there was a lil frog that would come out and croak until my grandpa sprinkled some water on him and he loved that frog so much

mothernaturenetwork:

The Victoria water lily, named for Queen Victoria of the England, is native to the Amazon river basin and can hold up to 70 pounds of weight.

Reblogged from zubat

mothernaturenetwork:

The Victoria water lily, named for Queen Victoria of the England, is native to the Amazon river basin and can hold up to 70 pounds of weight.

you know those canvas-shoes-with-paintings that have been around for awhile? i’ve been wanting to get a pair of plain white shoes and try that for the longest time and maybe give it to someone (i just want to draw it i don’t think i want to keep it) but right at this moment i want to do a really REALLY intensely fat whale chilling with a cloud of krill..

but if i had an idea of what someone else would actually wear that would be nicer. like skinny black palm tree and little sand dollars somewhere on a white canvas shoe? super simple? i have a completely beach obsessed sister soo maybe I make for her

i guess overall it would be an expensive project for all the paint, sealant, etc and also it has to be something that could be incorporated with someone’s clothing style like if there’s ones with colorful Marvel stuff that look so fun but idk how they’d be worn often. ugh i wanna sit down and just work on that. that would be so relaxing and SATISFYING once i figured out the design. maybe in the summer when i have time

the face i did for enoch’s knight painting! he ended up not being able to use it, but i still had a lot of fun doing it! obvs got flaws but i’m really proud of it because my past attempts at faces have always been with a photograph reference, and this one used no ref. felt really satisfying to see an expression transfer from my mind onto the canvasthe fantastic shoulders/armor below the head are all enoch’s work. :) postin with his permission. all i did was the face. the hair is unfinished but in the final product he did that too!

the face i did for enoch’s knight painting! he ended up not being able to use it, but i still had a lot of fun doing it! obvs got flaws but i’m really proud of it because my past attempts at faces have always been with a photograph reference, and this one used no ref. felt really satisfying to see an expression transfer from my mind onto the canvas

the fantastic shoulders/armor below the head are all enoch’s work. :) postin with his permission. all i did was the face. the hair is unfinished but in the final product he did that too!

quotes of the week

(about the millions of students on campus jaywalking & making it hard for drivers)
Elean: Sometimes I want to tap one with my car sometimes like MOVE. THAT’S WHAT YOU GET. So bad.
[later] Elean: Yeah like boop and get they face right up in the sign so they can read it clearly.

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Me: eat the noodles i made!
brother: i’m skyping with my turkish friend
Me: ooops
brother: it’s okay, she doesn’t understand english anyway

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prof: do you all know how to twerk