Find Her a Husband

Quickly now, she wants to be engaged by December.

Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Blaire – and with my 27th birthday just a few weeks away (I’m 27 now!!), I’ve decided to go about looking for my life partner a bit differently, a bit larger, and a bit more dramatically!

Like I said, I’m going to be 27 and I’m ready to get married. Actually, my goal is to be engaged by December 2004. Can you help make my goal come true?

Theban Mapping Project

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For the Egyptologists out there.

Since its inception in 1978, the Theban Mapping Project (TMP, now based at the American University in Cairo) has been working to prepare a comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes. With its thousands of tombs and temples, Thebes is one of the world’s most important archaeological zones. Sadly, however, it has not fared well over the years. Treasure-hunters and curio-seekers plundered it in the past; pollution, rising ground water, and mass-tourism threaten it in the present. Even early archaeologists destroyed valuable information in their search for museum-quality pieces.

(via Bifurcated Rivets)

The Principality of Sealand

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For my next vacation I am going to Sealand!

Sealand was founded as a sovereign Principality in 1967 in international waters, six miles off the eastern shores of Britain. The island fortress is conveniently situated from 65 to 100 miles from the coasts of France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. The official language of Sealand is English and the Sealand Dollar has a fixed exchange rate of one U.S. dollar. Passports and stamps have been in circulation since 1969, however, contrary to many misleading websites and news articles, Sealand passports are not for sale, and anyone offering such are selling forgeries. Within a radius of 500 miles of Sealand live more than 200 million people who enjoy some of the highest standards of living in the world. This area also encompasses the financial, industrial and cultural heart of Europe.

Some pictures of Sealand here.

Scientific Quotes

There are some great ones here. Here are some of my favorite:

  • “We can lick gravity, but the paperwork’s a bit tougher.” — Werner von Braun
  • “The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn’t have a space program.” — Larry Niven
  • “During the heat of the space race in the 1960’s, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration decided it needed a ball point pen to write in the zero gravity confines of its space capsules. After considerable research and development, the Astronaut Pen was developed at a cost of about $1 million U.S. The pen worked and also enjoyed some modest success as a novelty item back here on Earth.
    The Soviet Union, faced with the same problem, used a pencil.”