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About mainsheetsister

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  • Birthday 07/09/1965

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    the backwash of fennario
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  1. mainsheetsister

    res·to·ra·tion

    I restored this nice little stool last winter
  2. mainsheetsister

    res·to·ra·tion

    I'll bet your wife knows...
  3. Maybe he has these glued to his fingers
  4. mainsheetsister

    Astronomy Anarchy

    Quadrantids Meteor Shower on January 3-4. The Quadrantids is an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak. It is thought to be produced by dust grains left behind by an extinct comet known as 2003 EH1, which was discovered in 2003. The shower runs annually from January 1-5. It peaks this year on the night of the 3rd and morning of the 4th. The moon will be a thin crescent and should not interfere with what could be a good show this year. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Bootes, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
  5. mainsheetsister

    Booze. Whatcha drinking

    A Hendricks gimlet is a fine thing. Cheers!
  6. mainsheetsister

    Merry Christmas, Sweet Baby Jesus!

    Celebrating Christmas this year in Manhattan at this bitchin Upper West Side apartment thanks to airbnb. We're here to see our son's debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to All!
  7. mainsheetsister

    What's at your bird feeder ?

    I agree. I think it looks like a Northern harrier. Thanks!
  8. mainsheetsister

    What's at your bird feeder ?

    About 13 to 15 inches from head to tip of tail feathers
  9. mainsheetsister

    What's at your bird feeder ?

    Trying to identify this beauty who visited our yard today. Shortly after it stopped on this spruce, it swooped down to the walk after a sparrow or a vole or something. Thinking it might have been a peregrine falcon, but the markings don't exactly match the pictures I've seen.
  10. mainsheetsister

    Astronomy Anarchy

    Full Moon on December 22. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 17:49 UTC. When the Moon is Full, it rises at dusk, is directly overhead at midnight, and sets at dawn. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold Moon because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark. This moon has also been known as the Full Long Nights Moon and the Moon Before Yule.
  11. mainsheetsister

    Astronomy Anarchy

    Ursids Meteor Shower on December 21-22. The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. This year the glare from the full moon will hide all but the brightest meteors. If you are extremely patient, you might still be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
  12. mainsheetsister

    Astronomy Anarchy

    December Solstice on December 21. The December solstice occurs at 22:23 UTC. The South Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its southernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.44 degrees south latitude. This is the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.
  13. mainsheetsister

    Penny Marshall - DTS

    Wash it down with milk and Pepsi
  14. mainsheetsister

    Astronomy Anarchy

    Geminids Meteor Shower on December 13-14. The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. The first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight leaving dark skies for what should be an excellent early morning show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
  15. mainsheetsister

    wood carving stuff

    Given my lack of any knowledge in this regard, other than being an admirer of this type of work, perhaps I should have said that they are made entirely of wood. Not sure if every bit is carved though. The mimosa leaves are almost like paper, though a bit thicker than that, and not flexible as paper would be. Not sure how the artisan crafted the bristles of the blossoms, as each extremely fine, but it's all definitely made of wood.