Idle Nutt

Nov 09

“You don’t marry to make yourself happy, you marry to make someone else happy.” — Seth Adam Smith's dad

Oct 07

I really like these socks. They were knitted by the chemgrrl.
Dude’s Funky Socks, Also with Dutch Heel
Pattern: Gentleman’s Plain Winter Sock with Dutch Heel, by Nancy Bush from Knitting Vintage Socks (rav)
Yarn: Schoeller Stahl Limbo Superwash #2539 (rainbowy bits) and Cascade 220 Superwash (solid teal bits) 
Needle: US 3 and 4 
Start to finish: July 5 to 12
(via the chemgrrl chronicles)

I really like these socks. They were knitted by the chemgrrl.

Dude’s Funky Socks, Also with Dutch Heel
Pattern: Gentleman’s Plain Winter Sock with Dutch Heel, by Nancy Bush from Knitting Vintage Socks (rav)
Yarn: Schoeller Stahl Limbo Superwash #2539 (rainbowy bits) and Cascade 220 Superwash (solid teal bits)
Needle: US 3 and 4 
Start to finish: July 5 to 12

(via the chemgrrl chronicles)

Jul 07

Summer Palace, China
photo credit:  Shen Xinhang
(via National Geographic)

Summer Palace, China

photo credit:  Shen Xinhang

(via National Geographic)

Fennec Fox, Morocco
photo credit:  Francisco Mingorance
(via National Geographic)

Fennec Fox, Morocco

photo credit:  Francisco Mingorance

(via National Geographic)

Jul 06

photo credit:  Clay Jackson / The Advocate Messenger via Associated Press
The Big Picture:

A ferris wheel is reflected in raindrops on a windshield of a car during a storm on June 26 during the Garrard County Fair near Bryantsville, Ky.

(via Boston.com)

photo credit:  Clay Jackson / The Advocate Messenger via Associated Press

The Big Picture:

A ferris wheel is reflected in raindrops on a windshield of a car during a storm on June 26 during the Garrard County Fair near Bryantsville, Ky.

(via Boston.com)

The Pace of Modern Life by xkcd
(via xkcd)

The Pace of Modern Life by xkcd

(via xkcd)

Jul 05

Eastern Screech Owl, Georgia
photo credit:  Graham McGeorge
location:  Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, U.S.A.
(via National Geographic)

Eastern Screech Owl, Georgia

photo credit:  Graham McGeorge

location:  Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, U.S.A.

(via National Geographic)

“We grow small trying to be great.” —

David Hockney

(via BrainyQuote)

Jul 04

Waves, Iceland

photo credit:  Sophie Carr

This is a one-second exposure of the trails left by a crashing wave over small icebergs on Jökulsárlón beach; I think it looks a bit like an octopus. 

(via National Geographic)

Waves, Iceland

photo credit: Sophie Carr
This is a one-second exposure of the trails left by a crashing wave over small icebergs on Jökulsárlón beach; I think it looks a bit like an octopus.
(via National Geographic)

A gynandromorph cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis): half male, half female.  The red half is probably the male half.
(via Why Evolution Is True, hat tip Quipsologies)

A gynandromorph cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis): half male, half female.  The red half is probably the male half.

(via Why Evolution Is True, hat tip Quipsologies)

Happy July 4th!
photo credit: mamojo

Happy July 4th!

photo credit: mamojo

Jul 03

NGC 6302: The Butterfly Nebula
image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
(via APOD)

NGC 6302: The Butterfly Nebula

image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

(via APOD)

Swifts, Iguazu Falls
photo credit:  Francesco Filippo Pellegrini
(via National Geographic)

Swifts, Iguazu Falls

photo credit:  Francesco Filippo Pellegrini

(via National Geographic)

Jul 02

“The basic idea is that in order to achieve success, or even happiness, you have to choose yourself for it. Nobody else is going to do it for you. … I’ve changed careers ten different times since I was 25. I’m heartened by the fact that Henry Ford didn’t start the assembly line until he was 60. Raymond Chandler didn’t write his first novel until he was 52. Colonel Sanders didn’t start franchising until he was 65. And on and on. Everyone wants to know what their “purpose” in life is. This is a man-made myth. We don’t have to have a purpose. Best is to take a step back. To be healthy physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. This makes you a beacon. A beacon has no idea what ships on a foggy night it helps bring to shore. It’s just a beacon. This is how you choose yourself. Not “choose yourself for success.” But “choose yourself today.” Every day.” —

James Altucher, author of Choose Yourself

(via Lifehacker)

Milky Way Over Crater Lake with Airglow
image credit:  John H. Moore
APOD:

…the green glow in the sky is airglow, light emitted by atoms high in the Earth’s atmosphere as they recombine at night after being separated during the day by energetic sunlight.

(via APOD)

Milky Way Over Crater Lake with Airglow

image credit:  John H. Moore

APOD:

…the green glow in the sky is airglow, light emitted by atoms high in the Earth’s atmosphere as they recombine at night after being separated during the day by energetic sunlight.

(via APOD)