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The Good News Thread: I'm So Excited! And I Just Can't Hide It!

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8 hours ago, Ookla the Poet Killer said:

I graduated university today!

Cool!

Congratulations!!!

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On 12/15/2018 at 0:17 AM, Ookla the Poet Killer said:

I graduated university today!

Little late for me but congratz!!!!

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On December 14, 2018 at 10:17 PM, Ookla the Poet Killer said:

I graduated university today!

Nice! What degree!

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I've made a flag.

I mean I applied different layers of cloth over each other, fixated them and afterwards used a piece of thread to highlight the outlines and add a few details. Now I have a seadragon winding itself around a beacon.

I have used a slightly similar technique before, but never with the thread for highlighting and never with a picture so complicated. And although there are lots of mistakes, I am really happy how it turned out.

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That's Sorana's crest, in case you're interested.

@whattheHoid

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@Sorana Wow, that flag is awesome! I am impressed with your sewing skills.

I have some new nature photos to share! :D

A few birds from a pond in Salt Lake City one snowy day (3 photos in spoiler):

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Pigeon:

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Pied-billed Grebe:

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Double-crested Cormorant:

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Snowy mountains seen from BYU campus (2 photos):

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Very smol falcon called a Merlin (2 photos):

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Here he is slightly fluffed against the cold:

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And here he is YAWNING. Isn't he adorable??

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1 hour ago, Sunbird said:

Very smol falcon called a Merlin (2 photos):

Your pictures are so beautiful!

Especially the yawning Merlin :wub:

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7 hours ago, Sunbird said:

@Sorana Wow, that flag is awesome! I am impressed with your sewing skills.

I have some new nature photos to share!

Beautiful photos. 

Awesome flag. 

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Got some more bird photos to share! :D

From a local cemetery that lots of birds love (4 photos):

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Townsend's Solitaire. He might not be much to look at, but he's a very pretty singer.

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American Robin fluffing against the cold:

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Downy Woodpecker female. This is North America's smallest species of woodpecker. :)

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Red-tailed Hawk. I only got this one shot before he flew off because he didn't like me looking at him.

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From BYU campus, where I participated in a "Christmas Bird Count," a fun bit of citizen science that helps keep track of long-term trends in bird populations (4 photos):

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Woodhouse's Scrub-jay with an acorn. Might be my best photo of a scrub-jay to date.

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Cedar Waxwing gulping down a berry:

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Another Cedar Waxwing posing prettily:

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Orange-crowned Warbler. I swear, this is the dumbest bird name of all dumb bird names. You can never see the orange crown unless you're literally holding the bird in your hand.

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23 hours ago, Sunbird said:

Got some more bird photos to share! :D

That immediatly brightened my morning. They are beautiful!!!

We'll be counting birds next week, to get an estimate over their population.

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I just got my leather bound copy of Mistborn that I won in a giveaway! It’s beautiful and I love it!! 

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On 18/12/2018 at 0:20 PM, Silverblade5 said:

Nice! What degree!

Chemistry!

Also @Sunbird I love your photos!!

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4 hours ago, Caesura said:

Chemistry!

Cool!

My best friend is studying chemistry as well. And I try hard to understand what she is  doing for her thesis, but in the end I only get the gist and none of the details. It seems super complicated to me...

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I recently ran into a guy I knew from my parents’ church. The awkward teen I remembered had become a young man who looks a lot like Maui. I’m not the only one who had noticed.

Turns out, he cosplays as Maui to visit sick kids in the hospital. 

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I met with a highly successful alumnus of my law school to learn a bit about his choice of practice area. I was worried that he would reject my request for a mentorship. When I asked he said yes. 

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Just received a advance reader copy of what might be my favorite ongoing series! After reading and loving the first book of the series I follow the author on Facebook.  The author (Brian Durfee) which seems to be a nice chap, offered me a adavance copy in exchange for a honest review. I still am keeping my preorder on it because I want to support authors. Here is a picture of it (e-copy was sent):

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Today was my birthday. 

Yesterday, while I was away from my desk, my coworkers decorated it. Streamers across the cubicle walls, pom-poms on the edge of the shelf and on my computer monitor, felt animal stickers—it was pretty impressive, especially for an hour's work. Today, I got tons of birthday wishes, plus a few emailed cards featuring pugs. After work, I went out for dinner, came home, walked Bruce, and then had some popcorn and hot chocolate after opening the presents from my family. 

All in all, it was a good birthday. And since this time last year I was in a pretty bad work environment and didn't feel I had the funds to treat myself at all, this feels even more special. 

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I have been arting this week for the first time in a while :)

This colorful little birb is called a Townsend's Warbler. He's found in western North America and can fit in the palm of your hand.

Original colored pencil drawing:

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Adobe Photoshop version based on the pencil drawing:

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Just saw this animated visualization of the sin and cos of θ as θ sweeps out the full 360 degrees of a circle, and it's amazingly beautiful (spoilered below):

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It's from the Wikipedia page about Sine, and I could watch it endlessly repeat for longer than I care to admit.

 

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It snowed this weekend. We got twice the amount expected ^_^

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On Saturday, I auditioned at the All-Area contest. I got first chair, which means I get to go to All-State!

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1 hour ago, StrikerEZ said:

On Saturday, I auditioned at the All-Area contest. I got first chair, which means I get to go to All-State!

Congrats!!

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11 hours ago, StrikerEZ said:

On Saturday, I auditioned at the All-Area contest. I got first chair, which means I get to go to All-State!

Nice! What do you play?

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3 hours ago, Kidpen said:

Nice! What do you play?

Bass clarinet.

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I haven't commented in here in a while, but I think this deserves a mention. 
First weekend of April, Saturday afternoon, I'll be singing in General Conference! I've known for a while that it was a possibility that my choir could be doing that, but now I've finally had in confirmed and I am THRILLED! 

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6 hours ago, Steeldancer said:

I haven't commented in here in a while, but I think this deserves a mention. 
First weekend of April, Saturday afternoon, I'll be singing in General Conference! I've known for a while that it was a possibility that my choir could be doing that, but now I've finally had in confirmed and I am THRILLED! 

Awesome! I’ll be watching anyways, but it’ll be cool. Of course, i dont know what face is yours, but I’ll hear you!

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