Bin Noddin wrote:I thought it was about honoring Ygmir
**gives bin a high five**
You bet it is. It's a lot better than some of days we get saddled with by a long shot. It ABSOLUTELY beats "National Clean Off Your Desk Day"...not that I don't enjoy a clean desk, ygmir is just more of an important and special figure around here.
The weather here has been changing almost nightly. Thunderstorms night before last and frost this morning. The temperature is acting like a yo-yo...up and down, up and down.... I even saw a few snowflakes last week. But, sunny and 60s today....returning to 'normal', whatever that is.
Time to fix up the coffee for the a.m......
fernley1, what I'm planning are two 45-minute talks on 'Why the Black Rock Desert is NOT a meteorite impact site", and "Playa Dust - what it is and how to clean it up" Those aren't the exact titles, but you'll find them in the printed guide for this year. I've been in contact with Karen Krusiniak of Earth Guardians and volunteered to give these talks, and what I'm planning is to make two flip charts, one for each talk. They should include photomicrographs that I'm going to blow up to 36" by 48" size and other pictures directly related to the talks.
I'll also demonstrate a formula that I came up with to remove playa dust made from non-toxic environmentally friendly chemicals. For hoots and a grin, I've given this formula a name, "Playa-B-Gone" Better living through chemistry, or in this case MUD TECH. I got the idea for the formula from drilling mud.
Both are 'geology' or 'geology-related', so as the Chief Geologist for the Black Rock City Division of Geology I thought they'd be worthwhile talks. Layman-oriented with good hard science data. And that's right up my alley.