carlzimmer:

This is Diana, a strange animal that lived over half a billion years ago. See the whole gallery here: 
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/18/weird-youth-animal-kingdom/
Image copyright 2013 Quade Paul. Reprinted with permission.

carlzimmer:

This is Diana, a strange animal that lived over half a billion years ago. See the whole gallery here: 

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/18/weird-youth-animal-kingdom/

Image copyright 2013 Quade Paul. Reprinted with permission.

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I am needy, dependent, and controlling. I apparently actively tried to ruin your nights. No one is ever going to stop being angry at me about things that have happened. I am completely selfish. I work myself up into panic attacks, and that is completely my fault. No one is ever going to want to help me because I don’t try to help myself. Friends shouldn’t have to help other friends, especially not at the drop of a hat.
The worst part is that so much of it is true. 

Eating away my feelings. I really love Ann Arbor, the geology department, and many of my wonderful friends, but it seems like so many people at U of M are such complete assholes. Including some of my friends. I don’t understand how it can be so difficult to actually give some consideration to how your actions will affect other people. Does college just turn people into arrogant assholes or were they this way before? 

rant

Watching Answer This! Slowly realizing that I dress like a GSI. Also I wish that the professor was Kacey instead of Ralph Williams. Although I’m sure that Professor Williams is excellent, there’s nothing like a little BS in lecture. 

Also LOLing at:

"You’ve lived in Ann Arbor all your life? What a loser!"

"No I’m not! Where are you from?"

"Bloomfield Hills"

"That’s like 45 minutes from here!"

"Yeah, but it’s a really long 45 minutes."

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duilya:

Badlands National Park, South Dakota (by Dan Anderson.)

duilya:

Badlands National Park, South Dakota (by Dan Anderson.)

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dailyotter:

Actually, This Leaf Isn’t That Tasty
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dailyotter:

Actually, This Leaf Isn’t That Tasty

Via Beginners’ Blog Otter

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sapphire1707:

Set in Stone by bob simari on Flickr.

In Capitol Reef National Park.  The cross-strata were created by migrating sand waves or sand dunes, clue me in if you can tell which. This park also contains deposits from a Permian reef. 

sapphire1707:

Set in Stone by bob simari on Flickr.

In Capitol Reef National Park.  The cross-strata were created by migrating sand waves or sand dunes, clue me in if you can tell which. This park also contains deposits from a Permian reef.