Archive for astronomy

Super Blood Moon

Posted in astronomy, space with tags , on September 27, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

One complication of Lyme disease and other bug born illnesses is the exacerbation of symptoms during the full moon due to the natural cycles of the pathogens. Wondering why my pain levels just escalated from incapacitating to “somebody please kill me!” I remembered that tonight is the SUPER BLOOD MOON.


Not only is the moon remarkably close to the Earth, but there will be a full eclipse. We won’t see another one of these until 2033. You can find incredibly detailed information and viewing times for all regions HERE.

16th Century Comets and Meteors

Posted in antiques, art, astronomy, space with tags , , , on September 6, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Oh how I love the astronomical drawings of centuries past! I’ve amassed a large collection of these over the years, but some recent additions came from a BibliOdyssey post.

Beautiful comets and meteors…


See more here.

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Espionage Cosmetics: NAILED IT!

Posted in astronomy, fashion, geek, products with tags , , , on August 9, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Oh, NAILED IT…you had me at “nebula.”


Finally, nail art for nerd girls! I’m just posting the nebula series because they are my favorite. The creators use actual nebulae instead of artistic fabrications because they “didn’t want to piss Neil deGrasse Tyson off.” Bonus points to them! Other great nerd themes await us as well.

NAILED IT Kickstarter

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Posted in anatomy, art, astronomy, craft, day of the dead, kitsch, monsters, photography, retro, toys, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

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Posted in absurd, anatomy, astronomy, photography, space, street art, vintage with tags , , , , , , on November 24, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Medical hiatus no-typing mix…


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Planetary Chocolates

Posted in astronomy, food with tags , on January 12, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Two of my favorite things, astronomy and chocolate, come together in this beautiful Planet Chocolate Set.

Although the chocolatier responsible for this delightful creation is Japanese, Geekosystem posted some comically translated closeups.

Has anyone come across a chocolate box like this in the US?

Desktop Goodies 11/23

Posted in advertising, anatomy, anthropomorphic, astronomy, Books, creatures, graphic design, humor, medicine, photography, retro, science, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Aww…how precious.

Of all potential purposes for a saw, I’m surprised they took the “make a life sized fake woman” angle for this ad.

In the many idealizations of beauty I’ve seen from every era, I believe this is the only one that involves having a giant pastry head. When will the media stop setting unrealistic standards?

Victorian photo manipulations…take THAT, Photoshop!

I’ve heard the term “putting on one’s face” but…

Oh boy, do I love this…

And this…

I relate to you, 70’s Textbook Girl.

Keep up with science? Don’t mind if I do!

I quite enjoy this Capybara illustration. It’s got AT-TI-TUDE! Wish I knew which artist to credit…

Oh hi, little fella…love your curlicue nostrils.

I refuse to believe that isn’t a real ad because it is entirely valid medical treatment.

And while we’re on the subject of cats, I’ve seen this scratch pad in a few different places and it fills me with extreme joy every time. I will one day hand make this for cats in my life.

This post was brought to you by Satan’s mop.

Sleeping on the Moon

Posted in astronomy, home, inspiration, products with tags , , , on August 24, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Here is another one of those items I’d love to have if I had ANY space to put it. There’s something almost lonely, yet peaceful and beautiful about a moon body pillow.

This reminds me of a small dialog I had with a friend many years ago.

Me: Sometimes I feel like I’m on my own planet.
Friend: Yes, but you are the ruler of that planet.

I’d like to combine this with one of those celestial projectors that casts constellations on the walls (if anyone has a good suggestion for a fairly inexpensive one, please share!).

The company also makes a smaller size, which for some reason I find less appealing…though rather inspirational as an item I could make myself (I did make astronomy pillows when I was in college).


Meteor Merlot

Posted in astronomy, design, products with tags , , on February 27, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Now here’s a wine I would buy no matter what it tasted like, just so I could keep the bottle:

See more lovely pictures here.

Moon Chart

Posted in astronomy, craft, home with tags , , on January 13, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

This print is now sold out (and I wouldn’t have the free wall space to properly display it), but I think it’s absolutely gorgeous.

It comes from Etsy seller AGC916.