Purdy

25 Jun 19
blakeblogbla

It’s the second long weekend of the spring and it’s finally warming up.Some of us will stay at home for the Canada Day weekend which precedes summer. Some of us have rented cottages to get away for some rest, relaxation and recreation, for beaches, beer and barbecues. As someone who’s rented a cottage myself, I […]

25 Jun 19
Hot Mess to My Best

Clutter…just the word conjures up feelings of heaviness, chaos, and filth.  I definitely am passionate about clutter and find that all too often my house moved to the back of my list of priorities and has accumulated STUUUFFFFFF.  Some days I think people expect me to live in a house that’s always Pinterest worthy since […]

25 Jun 19
Global News

It started with humble beginnings, but the strongman competitive lifting community is growing in Saskatoon.

25 Jun 19
The Craft Sergeant

Enjoy the simple moments

25 Jun 19
ALL STAR BIO

Kenneth Charles Osmond who is better known as Ken Osmond is an American actor and retired policeman. Likewise, Ken is famous for his iconic role as Eddie Haskell on the 1950s television situation comedy Leave It to Beaver. With such a promising career, Osmond has earned an excellent amount. He shares two children along with […]

24 Jun 19
Quartz
The moment was brief. A creature slowly oscillated into the light, arms akimbo—then nothing. A chance sight plunged back into darkness for who knows how long. Capturing a giant squid on camera is rare. The first photos of the cephalopod were taken by Japanese scientists in 2004, and the first video eight years later, also near Japan. Now, for the first time, scientists say they’ve seen a giant squid in the Gulf of Mexico, about 100 miles off the coast of Louisiana. The footage lasts all of 17 seconds. It was captured by a stealth camera more than 3,200 feet (975 meters) below the surface of the water, part of a 14-day expedition by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Researchers were there to study how light deprivation affects animals in what’s known as “the midnight zone,” where almost no light is present. The camera system—called “the Medusa”—is outfitted with red lights that are undetectable to deepwater creatures. To lure their subjects closer to the lens, the researchers also gave the rig a fake jellyfish. It’s actually the same system that captured the first video of a giant squid in 2012. Such expeditions can generate hours upon hours of footage. As scientist Nathan Robinson found last week, it can be quite boring to sift through it all: He scrolled and scrolled, stopping occasionally to watch the odd shrimp or other small creature check out the jellyfish lure. And then the tentacle appeared out of nowhere. Robinson shouted, beckoning other scientists to gather around the screen. Some of them pulled out animal identification books to try to confirm what they’d seen. Others barked Latin names for sea creatures. The squid expert the crew needed, Michael Vecchione, wasn’t aboard the expedition ship, and because the weather outside was getting rough, he couldn’t be reached by internet. “What happened next was something that we truly never expected,” the scientists wrote in a blog entry about the day. “About 30 minutes after Nathan first saw the squid on the screen, lightning struck the ship.” The bolt hit the right side of the ship, striking an antenna not far from where the crew was gathered around the computer. The scientists found fragments of the antenna scattered across the deck. And then, off to the left, they spotted a tornado (at sea, it’s called a waterspout) descending from the sky. After the commotion subsided, the team worked to make sure the storm hadn’t damaged the video they’d collected. It hadn’t, and once internet was restored they dispatched their video to Vecchione. “Please look at this now!” they said over the phone. Vecchione confirmed their suspicions. The team had indeed bumped into a giant squid—though this one wasn’t quite so giant. While scientists have spotted squid up to 30 feet long, this one was just 10 to 12 feet, and the team guesses it was on the young side. The team’s fleeting contact highlights just how little is know about these deep sea creatures, which have been depicted as monsters in classic literature. “The giant squid is large and certainly unusual from our human perspective,” the researchers wrote in their blog post. “But if the video shows anything of the animal’s character, it shows an animal surprised by its mistake, backing off after striking at something that at first must have seemed appealing but was obviously not food.”
24 Jun 19
Read Yourself Happy

None of these Amazon ebooks will be over $5 and most of them are under $3. Some of the deals expire at the end of the day, so if you see something you really want, be sure to grab it! I am an Amazon Affiliate, so if you purchase any books through the links provided here I […]

24 Jun 19
Cheap Chick in the City

16mm Film Screening: Before Stonewall 6 p.m. Hudson Park Library 66 Leroy Street Cost: Free! (Image Source: Imdb.com) “Greta Schiller (1985, 87 min) Traces the development of the homosexual community from the social experimentation of the Roaring Twenties, the persecutions of the McCarthy era, and the development of the gay rights movement. Uses filmed recollections […]

24 Jun 19
poetry

It was like soul-kissing, the way the words filled my mouth as Mrs. Purdy read from her desk. All the other kids zoned an hour ahead to 3:15, but Mrs. Purdy and I wandered lonely as clouds borne by a breeze off Mount Parnassus. She must have seen the darkest eyes in the room brim: […]

24 Jun 19
Cardinal Sports Zone

On Friday, four-star 2020 QB, Chubba Purdy, committed to Louisville. On Friday, he also agreed to a Q&A with yours truly. I try not to get overly excited until a commit actually shows up on campus and is enrolled in school but these are very different circumstances. The program is in a complete rebuild process […]

24 Jun 19
The Purdy Woman

  Nothing better then fresh strawberries in the Summer. Even better picking your own.  Strawberry picking is one of my favorite activities to do with the boys.  With all the rain, I wanted to time going just right so the fields weren’t too muddy.  The forecast on Wednesday said no rain so we packed up […]

24 Jun 19
The Cinemaholic

An injury played an important role in the career of ‘Sex and the City’ actor John Corbett. Born in Virginia, he worked in a steel factory in California for six years, until an unfortunate accident pushed him out of the league. As part of switching careers, he enrolled in an acting class. Within a short […]