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This is going to be another sad and ribsy excuse for an entry. I slept maybe four hours. It's still summer, but that could always end at any moment. Currently, it's 81˚F.

I actually got virtually nothing done yesterday. It was the sort of day that – well, never mind. All that matters is that I do better today.

Yesterday, I read "Late Triassic tanystropheids (Reptilia, Archosauromorpha) from northern New Mexico (Petrified Forest Member, Chinle Formation) and the biogeography, functional morphology, and evolution of Tanystropheidae."

Aunt Beast


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Marc D. Goldfinger
Jun. 14th, 2015 06:55 pm (UTC)
yard sales
Today I picked up a nice bookcase twice the size of the one I had in my finished attic. All I had to do was move one chair and I could store twice as many books.

I'm running out of room. Also bought a BBC DVD called Earth with 5 discs. $2. But I thought I was buying the Coraline movie but $2 was too good to be true. I could play it in the car I guess. Oh well.

Med time.
Jun. 14th, 2015 07:06 pm (UTC)
All that matters is that I do better today.

Yes, this seems to be a good philosophy to have.
Marc D. Goldfinger
Jun. 14th, 2015 11:12 pm (UTC)
Tomorrow Cold Spring will return here in Belmont MA. Rain with low 60's they are saying. I'll be typing the conclusion to a story for Spare Change News while my car is in the body shop for some minor touch up.

Then I'll type a few poems for the paper--I'm the poetry editor there. They usually run one poem an issue. So if you ever have one that you don't know what to do with----. The paper is put out by the Homeless Empowerment Project and I've been affiliated with them since 1993.

You could say I've come up through the ranks--I started as a homeless vendor. The opiates took me to places I never want to re-live--or re-die, as it was. I was lucky to recover. It started as a kick when I was 16--a few decades later, the fun was long gone. It's one hell of an illness. So it goes.
Jun. 15th, 2015 03:10 am (UTC)
Tanystrpheids and Cannabis Sativa.
Someone needs to smoke some Sativa and do an accurate sculpt of this bizarre animal. WTF freakish. If the neck was a function of it's diet what did it eat? Fish? Insects? Rodents? How flexible was the neck. I am thinking probably not very. Elasmosaurs, current thinking, not really very flexible at all. Maybe side to side. No cruising the surface with Swanlike graceful necks. Nope. If anything dipped DOWN. I discussed this with the guys from the Black Hills Institute and Dr.Bob at the Denver Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show.
Jun. 15th, 2015 03:17 am (UTC)
One of the greatest regrets of my life is not buying a Stegosaurus dorsal plate for $400.00 many years ago at the Denver Show. There are dealers in the hotels from all over the world.

I do have a research-grade casting of a Stego hind and forepaw footprint, from the Black Hills crew. Plaster. It is big.
Jun. 15th, 2015 05:10 am (UTC)

This is going to be another sad and ribsy excuse for an entry.

'Ribsy' is a word I haven't heard too frequently. Mostly associated with the dog, now that I think about it...
Jun. 15th, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
Henry Huggins dog! From Beverly Clearys books !!!! I thought that as well!
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