So we’re looking at getting an Irish Wolfhound and we’ve messaged a few breeders (because we want a purebred I.W.) and the one breeder I was really hoping to reply, did!
They require us to fill in a questionnaire and a visit to the house to make sure it is suitable. The puppies probably won’t even be ready until October/November and I am already freaking out. I must have sounded like a Major General talking to the boys tonight:
Me: “Okay, so the dog will cost $2500. They need to do a house visit and a questionnaire. When they visit, the house needs to be spotless-nothing out of place, okay? The lawn will have to be mowed and raked and tree’s clipped and obviously get the fence fixed. Matt, you’ll need to contact our landlord about that and ask him again in a few days if he has had a think about it. You can also ask your dad and brother-in-law to help and we’ll be them some sort of thank-you gift like a nice port or something and we can also help out with building it. Okay? We will also need to contact the neighbour on the otherside because they will have to be contacted/hopefully help out. The guinea pigs will have to moved or maybe hidden? I don’t know… So we have a lot happening but the first thing is the fence. The fence needs to be fixed. Oh, not to mention we have to put a whole new fence up on the garage side of the house….”
Boys: “Uh, Okay….”
I am seriously so excited yet also nervous. I don’t want to be rejected for a puppy. I would be devastated. So much to do!
Photo’s from a wedding we went to a few weeks ago.
Some of them are upside down because the iPad with this app was.
Also, lighting sucked. ahah
Numbers stations are mysterious shortwave radio channels of indiscernible origin that exist in countries all across the world and have been reported since World War 1. They are identifiable by the unusual contents of their broadcasts: seemingly random sequences of numbers, words, letters, tunes, and Morse code, usually spoken by artificially generated voices of women and children.
The most common theory regarding the purpose of these bizarre stations is that they’re used by governments the world over to secretly transmit encrypted commands and messages to spies. That said, even though numbers stations have been discovered all over the globe and in any number of different languages, no government has ever officially acknowledged their existence. While the espionage theory is a logical one, with no official confirmation of their purpose the jury is still out.
One particularly odd station, UVB-76, has existed since the late 1970s and has broadcast a simple, repetitive buzzing tone 24 hours a day ever since. On very rare occasions, however, listeners have reported a Russian voice interrupting the buzz to read out sequences of numbers and words, always in a consistent format — this happened once in 1997, once in 2002, once in 2006, 56 times in 2010, and 14 in 2011. As with all numbers stations, its true purpose is and will probably remain unknown, but the increase in frequency of whatever it’s doing is certainly odd.
You can listen to well over 100 recordings of numbers stations for free on archive.org but be forewarned that they’re all kind of, well, eerie. They feel like something you shouldn’t be listening to, which stands to reason since apparently you’re not supposed to know they exist.
Marie Antoinette is the best movie.
Locket with hair of Marie Antoinette