What I’ve Been Up to – September, part 1

So I’m still kinda in a bad mood from last week, so here’s some hopefully fun pictures from September.

I’m still on my organizing kick – here’s when I went through our board games. I got rid of some old ones and put the ones we play in the cabinet here and the ones I wanted to keep less in the back-up closet. Willow got in on the action:
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A skipper butterfly:
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This was Willow’s hiding place for a while:
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My new earrings! They’re citrine, early/mid 1800s and they’re so pretty!
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My officemate donated to John Oliver’s new megachurch (formed to make a point about the lack of regulation on megachurches that rip people off). What he got back was so funny.
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So my officemate went to the book festival in DC this weekend and they had booths for each state. He brought back this Idaho potato pin for our friend Joe. Then I realized I had picked up this identical Idaho potato pin at an NSTA meeting in 2000. Apparently #Idaho has not varied their trade show giveaway in 15 years – other than to stop advertising the year…
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A pic of my Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society membership pin (it’s a tiny polar bear!), which we joined in Hammerfest, Norway!
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This is Doug’s butterfly pic:
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Yep.
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Pics from some filming of a “casual” interview with did for some British show – Meet the Superbrains? Weird but fun night!
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Dawn (remember Obi-Dawn from the old TFN costume & props forum days?), who is an amazing artist, made me this as a gift. SO sweet!

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And this:
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We visited my parents and had a really fun seafood lunch, including hardshell crabs. It’s been nice checking stuff off the list – we got to a Baysox game and did hard-shell crabs. :-)
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Then we went to an antique store – I love the mirror but have zero place to put it!
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Rainbow in my parents little pond!
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Silver-spotted skipper:
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And a nice sunset at the end of our nice visit with my parents!
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Doug and I had our Oktoberfest at the Old Stein Inn:
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Funny feet!
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We had a ribbon cutting for the new JWST exhibit at the Visitors Center – selfie with Amber and John Mather:
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Nobel Laureate infrared selfie!
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The exhibit:
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Infrared photobomb!
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