Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Notable Marys in Nature: Mary Lee the Great White Shark


Great white shark Mary Lee tracked near Chincoteague

"A 3,456-pound female great white shark named Mary Lee is celebrating Cinco de Mayo near the Maryland-Virginia line.
"Here are a few quick facts about Mary Lee from OCEARCH, a non-profit group that researches great white sharks and other large apex predators.

•Mary Lee was tagged with a tracker off Cape Cod Sept. 17, 2012.
•She is 16 feet long.
•In the past 24 hours, she has traveled 82.5 miles off the coast of Delmarva.
•In the past 72 hours, she has traveled 165.5 miles.
•Since she was tagged in 2012, she has traveled 19,365 miles from Florida to Nova Scotia.
•She was named after a researcher's mother, after he described the shark as 'Truly the most historic and legendary fish I have ever been a part of.'"

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Setting aside the odd hilarity of that final quote for the moment, I think we can all agree that this is welcome news from the world of nature. All hail massive sharks named Mary!

And...she's following me! (Okay, okay--she's following me on Twitter. But still!)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The day's theme song?

I mentioned this song to Mary D and C.A.Marie -- okay, I may have been singing it -- and C.A.Marie rigged it up so we could hear it in the car, and later suggested that it was the day's theme music:

(NB: This is not the radio edit. None of the language in here is particularly shocking to me, but be aware that some of your more tender-eared friends, family, coworkers, etc could have reason to object.)

which I originally got to from Seven things to know about 'Thrift Shop' hitmakers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Friday, February 15, 2013

So, that there MIA....

When I go visiting museums in big cities I sometimes feel a little wistful that we don't have facilities on that scale...and then I go to the MIA and happen upon 3+ things I've never seen before, despite said items probably having been there all that time. This has transpired more than once, so obviously I've got some sort of disconnect. Luckily it's not enough of a disconnect to keep me from going back and letting it take place over and over again!

Monet, Van Gogh, Seurat, Kandinsky, Paul Revere silver (okay I think that was a special exhibit), Japanese fans, Marsden Hartley, the Grand Salon from the Hôtel Gailliard de La Bouëxière...delightful. And we made sure to visit the "Supper with Shakespeare" exhibit.

Now we're having a palate-cleanser (actual palates and mental palates) at Spyhouse before we meet up with well-wishers for dinner.

MIA not missing in action

We are at the museum, and I am looking forward to art.  So off we go into the breach.

popped some tags

Post breakfast we immediately felt drawn into the st vincent de Paul's by glittery stuff. Some purchases were made. Energy at a high level we moved onto another thrift store were more treasures were found.  

Shopping was a bit draining so we paused for a late light lunch and had some perogis at St Constantines, an IMAD tradition.

Much refreshed we went onto a favorite consignment store where bargains were found.

Now onto the museum, pictures to come!

breakfast IMAD 2013

Breakfast at the Day By Day! Internet access! Amazing IMAD miracles already!

Okay, so, the caffeine hasn't quite kicked in yet in a way that makes it easier to communicate, but trust us, it's already a wonderful day. C.A.Marie is joining us for the first time and is thoroughly enjoying the magic. In fact, we all wore coordinating sweater-scarf combos as though a memo had been issued! (Photo to come, but we have to dash on to the next bit of fun.) -- Mary R. dba engagedbliss