A Longshot

Sometimes you have to risk big to win big

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georgianadesign:

Lake Travis residence, TX. Design Visions of Austin.
Hello Anon. I’m afraid the firm doesn’t seem to readily respond to on-line inquiries. You can try to contact them here:  Design Visions of Austin. Also, this rug (bound carpet) pattern is familiar and I believe you would get your answer by bringing the photo into your local comprehensive floor covering store. Good luck, G

georgianadesign:

Lake Travis residence, TX. Design Visions of Austin.

Hello Anon. I’m afraid the firm doesn’t seem to readily respond to on-line inquiries. You can try to contact them here:  Design Visions of Austin. Also, this rug (bound carpet) pattern is familiar and I believe you would get your answer by bringing the photo into your local comprehensive floor covering store. Good luck, G

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

Jan. 28, 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart After Launch
On this day in 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds after launch. Seven crew members were lost, including Teacher-in-Space payload specialist Sharon Christa McAuliffe.
After the Challenger explosion, President Ronald Reagan spoke to the public, especially to young children who had been watching the liftoff on television:
“…I want to say something to the schoolchildren of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle’s takeoff. I know it is hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It’s all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It’s all part of taking a chance and expanding man’s horizons. The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we’ll continue to follow them…”
Read President Reagan’s full speech here.
Photo Credit:  Photo from Jan. 9, 1986 - the Challenger crew takes a break during countdown training at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (NASA)

A few months ago, I signed up for a NASA “Spot the Station” alert (don’t ask, sometimes I drink and google). It’s a service that sends you an email when the International Space Station is visible in your area. The space station is only visible to the naked eye a few hours a day, (dawn and dusk) and last night I got an email that the it would be traveling over Tulsa at 6:29 AM this morning. So I set my alarm to catch a glimpse of the space station, woke up 15 minutes before it was supposed to go off and thought “fuck it, I will catch it on the next orbit”, but Matt’s alarm went off and I felt guilty. I dragged ass outside glanced to the northwest and I almost gave up after 40 seconds (it’s Monday), but then I saw it. It’s really nothing that spectacular to see, it’s a bright light that moves across the sky fairly slowly, but when you think about that light housing 6 people living 230 miles above the earth’s surface, it’s pretty insane. 
Ironically, I saw this post about the 27th anniversary of the Challenger explosion today. I vaguely remember this happening as a kid, and I definitely don’t remember President Reagan’s speech, but I found this part especially touching:
The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we’ll continue to follow them…”
Really glad I got out of bed this morning.
http://spotthestation.nasa.gov

pbsthisdayinhistory:

Jan. 28, 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart After Launch

On this day in 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds after launch. Seven crew members were lost, including Teacher-in-Space payload specialist Sharon Christa McAuliffe.

After the Challenger explosion, President Ronald Reagan spoke to the public, especially to young children who had been watching the liftoff on television:

“…I want to say something to the schoolchildren of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle’s takeoff. I know it is hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It’s all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It’s all part of taking a chance and expanding man’s horizons. The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we’ll continue to follow them…”

Read President Reagan’s full speech here.

Photo Credit:  Photo from Jan. 9, 1986 - the Challenger crew takes a break during countdown training at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (NASA)

A few months ago, I signed up for a NASA “Spot the Station” alert (don’t ask, sometimes I drink and google). It’s a service that sends you an email when the International Space Station is visible in your area. The space station is only visible to the naked eye a few hours a day, (dawn and dusk) and last night I got an email that the it would be traveling over Tulsa at 6:29 AM this morning. So I set my alarm to catch a glimpse of the space station, woke up 15 minutes before it was supposed to go off and thought “fuck it, I will catch it on the next orbit”, but Matt’s alarm went off and I felt guilty. I dragged ass outside glanced to the northwest and I almost gave up after 40 seconds (it’s Monday), but then I saw it. It’s really nothing that spectacular to see, it’s a bright light that moves across the sky fairly slowly, but when you think about that light housing 6 people living 230 miles above the earth’s surface, it’s pretty insane. 

Ironically, I saw this post about the 27th anniversary of the Challenger explosion today. I vaguely remember this happening as a kid, and I definitely don’t remember President Reagan’s speech, but I found this part especially touching:

The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we’ll continue to follow them…”


Really glad I got out of bed this morning.

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov

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tiny-vessels:

Skinny Taste: Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos
Cilantro Lime Tilapia TacosSkinnytaste.comServings: 4 • Serving Size: 2 tacos • Old Points: 7 pts • Points+: 8 ptsCalories: 319 • Fat: 12 g • Protein: 26.5 g • Carb: 33.7 g • Fiber: 9.7 g • Sugar: 3.6 gSodium: 76.2 mg (without salt) Ingredients:
1 lb tilapia fillets, rinsed and pat dried
1 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 jalapeño peppers, chopped (seeds removed for less heat)
2 cups diced tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
3 tbsp lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
8 5-inch white corn tortillas (I used La Tortilla Factory Fiber & Flax)
1 medium haas avocado, sliced
lime wedges and cilantro for garnish
 Directions:Heat olive oil in a skillet. Sauté onion until translucent, then add garlic. Mix well.

I made this tonight for Matt and me, it’s so easy and so delicious. We’ve tried a lot of things since he was diagnosed with Celiac Disease a few months ago, and this is arguably the best GF dish yet!

tiny-vessels:

Skinny Taste: Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos

Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos
Skinnytaste.com
Servings:• Serving Size: 2 tacos • Old Points: 7 pts • Points+: 8 pts
Calories: 319 • Fat: 12 g • Protein: 26.5 g • Carb: 33.7 g • Fiber: 9.7 g • Sugar: 3.6 g
Sodium: 76.2 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb tilapia fillets, rinsed and pat dried
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, chopped (seeds removed for less heat)
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 5-inch white corn tortillas (I used La Tortilla Factory Fiber & Flax)
  • 1 medium haas avocado, sliced
  • lime wedges and cilantro for garnish


Directions:

Heat olive oil in a skillet. Sauté onion until translucent, then add garlic. Mix well.

I made this tonight for Matt and me, it’s so easy and so delicious. We’ve tried a lot of things since he was diagnosed with Celiac Disease a few months ago, and this is arguably the best GF dish yet!

(via imgoingtobeacook)

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It’s been a long, bummer of a day and I’ve been spending the evening blacking myself out with red wine and going through old pictures. I found this shot in a stack of photos that my mom gave me, it’s the party where my mom and dad first met. My dad said he was so nervous his hands were sweaty, and my mom’s shirt, well, that’s just amazing.  I think this was taken in 1971, and here they are 41 years later. 

Here’s to finding a reason to smile in an otherwise disappointing day.

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