Digital Pigeon

It may be old-hat but whenever someone mentions poison ivy I think to also mention jewelweed.

The photo of the plant (right on my screen) is of jewelweed. It’s a stalky succulent with orange or yellow flowers. The seed pods are little oblong things that will burst when they are ripe and touched (fun all on its own.)

If this is new to you when you’re out next time on a hike ask if anyone can identify a specimen. {disclaimer} don’t just go rubbing strange plants on your body!

However the share here is about poison ivy and these things grow near each other. It is also found in places stinging nettles like.

Ok, the useful part. If you get into poison ivy or stinging nettle and it burns and itches, grab a jewelweed plant if you can do so without further infection, and smush it up, especially the stalk. It’ll be juicy and this is good as you want that juice on the itchy burning spot to cut the pain/itch/burn. Just rub the slimy wet plant you’ve pulverized on the stinging spot. Kind of like aloe on a burn.

I have yet to get a good poison ivy reaction but I’ve tromped through plenty of nettles and its always worked to sooth the stinging for me.


WAÏF: Where Summer is fun and then boom

La Rimini che non c’è piú

L’Isola delle Rose (in esperanto Insulo de la Rozoj) fu una piattaforma artificiale nel mare Adriatico (11,612 km al largo di Rimini, 44°10′49″N 12°37′20″E[1]), 500 m al di fuori delle acque territoriali italiane, che nel 1968 venne proclamata dal suo fondatore, l’ingegnere bolognese Giorgio Rosa, Stato sovrano. L’esperienza dell’autoproclamata Repubblica Esperantista dell’Isola delle Rose durò poche settimane, durante l’estate dello stesso anno.

The Rimini that there is more
The Island of Roses (in esperanto insulo de la Rozoj) was an artificial platform in the Adriatic Sea (11.612 km off the coast of Rimini, 44 ° 10’49 “N 12 ° 37’20” E [1]), 500 m to outside Italian territorial waters, which was proclaimed in 1968 by its founder, engineer Giorgio Rosa Bologna, sovereign state. The experience of the self-Esperanto Republic of Rose Island lasted a few weeks, during the summer of the same year.

My parents are hard on pitchers and carafes.

These were humble suggestions via text message for replacements.

As of now the game is still afoot.


The maximum capacity on Shell’s Olympus drilling rig and platform is 192 workers. That many people eat a lot of food—about 1650 pounds of meat every week. Included in that is about 785 pounds of beef, 370 pounds of chicken and 80 pounds of catfish.

Crews work a variety of schedules—two weeks on and then two weeks off is common. Those who work at night need quiet during the day. In the sleeping quarters you’ll see signs advising passersby that a “day sleeper” is inside. Crews share bedrooms—two or four to a room. Each bunk has its own television. 

The rig has an exercise room (shown above) and a game room that also has large-screen TVs and recliners. 

Tomorrow we visit Shell’s on-shore Deep Water Technology Centers in downtown New Orleans—more then… 

This is how the mancamps are set up here in the northern shale plays too. The rig crews either work 12 hour day or 12 hour night.

when I was a guard I was on this schedule too only I worked 3 days on 4 off for a while then 2 weeks on 2 off. The cafeteria food was awful here!


u know u fucked up when u still haven’t slept yet and u hear birds chirping outside

93 Fairy king, attend, and mark:
94 I do hear the morning lark.

95 Then, my queen, in silence sad,
96 Trip we after the night’s shade:
97 We the globe can compass soon,
98 Swifter than the wandering moon.

99 Come, my lord, and in our flight
100 Tell me how it came this night
101 That I sleeping here was found
102 With these mortals on the ground.

Exeunt. Wind horn.