I had been having difficulty with this exact thing and was wondering why my favorite green glaze with copper oxide occasionally turned blue, I thought it might be attributable to heat work changing the molecular structure, but no, it was the alkalinity of the glaze.
Woo Hoo! As follows:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).
"Similarly, substitution of one leadless glaze for another-especially if it is of different alkalinity- can bring about tonal differences. This may especially be true with turquoise of green colours containing copper. With such colors an increase in glaze alkalinity will cause greens to become bluer, and vice versa.
3. The presence of bubbles or undissolved materials in the glaze may change the apparent colour of the decoration showing through. Frequently these bubbles can be detected by a powerful magnifying glass. Higher firing and a longer soaking period and/or applying the glaze less thickly, may then clear the problem."
1) If there was a ring that needed disposed of because the fate of the world hung in balance, although it was a terrible, shitty, thankless job to dispose of it and had to be done alone. You could give it to me and I would destroy it. You could "f"in bank on that.
2) I can see beauty.
3) I have a good sense of humor.
4) I am smart
5) I am reflective
6) I try to do the right thing.
Work:............ glad ibuprofen exists
School:.......... kids wigging out
Project:......... entering art shows
Health o'mine:... lucky so far
Crafts:.......... yes please, more
Cooking:......... trying to improve
SCA:............. its there somewhere
Amusements: ......Dog o' courage
House:............change the subject
Mood:.............Still somewhat stressed
Car: ............ Subaru for me
Phone: ........... only when necessary
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.
That should read dancing_guru with the CAT NAMED Whiskers and Amby as a Puppy. ;-)
I think I have it right, this time of the AM my eyes do not focus.
Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
"The lid of this pewter jug is attached with a single pin hinge and decorated with two acorns."
From Pre-Industrial Utensils; 1150-1800. Published by Museum Bayman-von Beudidgen, Rotterdam.
Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District v. Grumet, 512 U.S. 687 (1994), Justice David Souter, writing for the majority, concluded that "government should not prefer one religion to another, or religion to irreligion".
I'm not a Souter fan, but this works for me :-)
Your result for Which Chess Piece are You Test?...
The King's Bishop
To others, the King’s Bishop projects confidence. This can be mistaken for arrogance; but its source is easy to find. From an early age most of the King’s Bishops are specialized in their knowledge. When it comes to an area of expertise the King’s Bishop has several. They can know immediately if they can help you and how. They know what they know, but more importantly they know their limits.
This Bishop is a perfectionist. They will always attempt to improve upon anything of interest. They have an unusual independence of mind which frees them from authority, convention or sentiment. Anyone who is slacking will lose respect – and be made aware of this. The King’s Bishop can be secretive when making critical decisions. However they are even-handed and will recognize contributions others give.
This Bishop is highly ideal with their goals. They attempt to pursue high degree of quality in solutions and can be critical of ideas that compromise this quality. Because of their unwillingness to accept ‘good enough’ they can be unrealistic. They are at their best when they have time to think through a problem, at which point they may have a plan to solve the dilemma. The King's Bishop is an individual with a very analytical attitude. They are like the Queen's Rook, in that they prefer the ascetic quality of solitude. They are not as sociable as others, but are quite prepared to lead if they deem the current leadership as weak. They are thankfully pragmatic and logical individuals. They have very low tolerance for emotional rampaging or the spinning of 'truths'.
1. Was on the staff of an underground anti-war newspaper back in the day.
2. Was a majorette in elementary, Jr. Hi. and H.S.
3. Contracted a nasty case of dysentery while in the United States.
shelter is easily solved and the weather is mild.
Sadly, you only have your 5 favourite books with you.
What five books are they?
Miracle of miracles, a FedEx plane goes overhead!!
Unfortunately they don't see you.
Fortunately they drop a box of books!
What five books are you praying are inside it?
"The Kiln Book" by Fred Olson (gotta start on that kiln immediately)
"The Jeeves Omnibus" by P.G. Wodehouse (gotta keep my spirits up)
"A great big, huge, fat, empty sketchbook". (I'll make my own charcoal)
"1000 of the World's Great Masterpieces" by Sister Wendy
A poetry Anthology from a College lit course. (a great big fat one with tiny font)
I tag everyone who wants to do this.
The Portait of the Teacher (ENFJ)
The Idealists called Teachers are abstract in their thought and speech, cooperative in their style of achieving goals, and directive and extraverted in their interpersonal relations. Learning in the young has to be beckoned forth, teased out from its hiding place, or, as suggested by the word "education," it has to be "educed." by an individual with educative capabilities. Such a one is the eNFj, thus rightly called the educative mentor or Teacher for short. The Teacher is especially capable of educing or calling forth those inner potentials each learner possesses. Even as children the Teachers may attract a gathering of other children ready to follow their lead in play or work. And they lead without seeming to do so.
Teachers expect the very best of those around them, and this expectation, usually expressed as enthusiastic encouragement, motivates action in others and the desire to live up to their expectations. Teachers have the charming characteristic of taking for granted that their expectations will be met, their implicit commands obeyed, never doubting that people will want to do what they suggest. And, more often than not, people do, because this type has extraordinary charisma.
The Teachers are found in no more than 2 or 3 percent of the population. They like to have things settled and arranged. They prefer to plan both work and social engagements ahead of time and tend to be absolutely reliable in honoring these commitments. At the same time, Teachers are very much at home in complex situations which require the juggling of much data with little pre-planning. An experienced Teacher group leader can dream up, effortlessly, and almost endlessly, activities for groups to engage in, and stimulating roles for members of the group to play. In some Teachers, inspired by the responsiveness of their students or followers, this can amount to genius which other types find hard to emulate. Such ability to preside without planning reminds us somewhat of an Provider, but the latter acts more as a master of ceremonies than as a leader of groups. Providers are natural hosts and hostesses, making sure that each guest is well looked after at social gatherings, or that the right things are expressed on traditional occasions, such as weddings, funerals, graduations, and the like. In much the same way, Teachers value harmonious human relations about all else, can handle people with charm and concern, and are usually popular wherever they are. But Teachers are not so much social as educational leaders, interested primarily in the personal growth and development of others, and less in attending to their social needs.
Mikhail Gorbachev, Oprah Winfrey, Pope John Paul II, Ralph Nader, John Wooden, and Margaret Mead are examples of Teacher Idealists.
2. New Thought (97%)
3. Neo-Pagan (94%)
4. Scientology (92%)
5. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (91%)
6. Unitarian Universalism (89%)
7. Hinduism (84%)
8. Liberal Quakers (80%)
9. Mahayana Buddhism (78%)
10. Bahá'í Faith (67%)
11. Reform Judaism (67%)
12. Taoism (65%)
13. Jainism (56%)
14. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (55%)
15. Sikhism (53%)
16. Orthodox Judaism (51%)
17. Orthodox Quaker (45%)
18. Secular Humanism (45%)
19. Theravada Buddhism (43%)
20. Islam (41%)
21. Nontheist (22%)
22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (20%)
23. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (17%)
24. Seventh Day Adventist (16%)
25. Jehovah's Witness (13%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (10%)
27. Roman Catholic (10%)
A reverse resolution game because sometimes random advice is the best advice...
Please comment with something you think I should do or try to do in 2008. Big or small, silly or earth-changing. I'm not going to necessarily TAKE all of your suggestions, but I am willing to entertain any and all even VAGUELY plausible suggestions.
Lawful Good A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. He tells the truth, keeps his word, helps those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished. Lawful good is the best alignment you can be because it combines honor and compassion. However, lawful good can be a dangerous alignment because it restricts freedom and criminalizes self-interest.
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.
Rangers are skilled stalkers and hunters who make their home in the woods. Their martial skill is nearly the equal of the fighter, but they lack the latter's dedication to the craft of fighting. Instead, the ranger focuses his skills and training on a specific enemy a type of creature he bears a vengeful grudge against and hunts above all others. Rangers often accept the role of protector, aiding those who live in or travel through the woods. His skills allow him to move quietly and stick to the shadows, especially in natural settings, and he also has special knowledge of certain types of creatures. Finally, an experienced ranger has such a tie to nature that he can actually draw on natural power to cast divine spells, much as a druid does, and like a druid he is often accompanied by animal companions. A ranger's Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that he can cast.
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