I’m terrible at identifying birds based on their chirps, but there’s a winged creature in the yard that’s making sounds like an old Atari game, and it might be my favorite bird I’ve ever heard.
There’s also a pair of cardinals dancing around on the back bushes, which I only just now realized are budding with tiny green leaves. It feels jubilant outside. Every sound seems to be celebrating spring. My neighborhood is a hive of activity. I can hear lots of leaves being raked and everyone’s got a radio on keeping them company in the yard, and something about the warmth is making me want to be productive and do a thousand things. But at the same time, I’m enjoying just sitting still in the sun for a few minutes, listening to Creedence, and watching bumblebees the size of my thumb flit around to all the new green stuff popping up.
One of the most difficult winters of my life is so definitively over. I almost can’t remember the last time I felt this content.
Best photo project ever. These two are a blast. April 11, 2014.
We did some clowning around today for our weekly polaroid shot.
- Mom: That's awesome! Or, you know, awsome.
- Chels: I believe you mean OWSOME.
- Mom: Oh yeah that.
“ We had a really high rate of data transmission. You could have watched Netflix on the moon if you wanted to.”
Mihaly Horanyi, a member of the NASA team that operates LADEE, a spacecraft orbiting the moon and working to test a broadband communications system between Earth and the moon using lasers.
Okay, look. If we can get a fucking data stream to the MOON, why does it take my phone so long to load GIFs? Why doesn’t HBOGO work? GIVE US THE GOODS, NASA.