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Missing, presumed windy
On the ferry back to Dover, nearing England, we spotted what sure looked like an enormous off-shore windfarm somewhere north of us. Google Maps, about our only convenient relevant resource, had nothing on it. I figured it was because wind farms probably aren't very visible by satellite; in fact, it's also because the wind farm only officially opened today.

Heteronormative assumptions
I've been filling out hotel feedback forms. One irritating one, perhaps because the system knew I had stayed there as a party of two people, gave me only the following three options of titles to choose from on the feedback form: 1) Mr. 2) Mrs./Ms. 3) Dr.

Chocolate
Chocolate Week is coming up in mid-October! Lots more events will be posted, but plenty of them already are.

Comments

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of_remedye
Sep. 23rd, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
we're getting this!

http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2010/03/22/daily9.html

The controversy is something to behold.

owlfish
Sep. 23rd, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
I really love wind farms. They're so majestic! The wind turbines are so huge!

P.S. I have no windmill icon. This must be remedied. This is the fourth icon in two days I have concluded I needed. Hmm.
kekhmet
Sep. 24th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
:-) majestic indeed. A word i nearly usred in my comment below in fact!
_nicolai_
Sep. 23rd, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
That wind farm is also clearly visible when flying from London Stansted to Amsterdam, from the south (right STN-AMS, left AMS-STN) side of the aircraft.
kekhmet
Sep. 24th, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
I was surprised to read in the papar today that sthe windfarm was only officially opened today. It was a very visible, and quite striking componenet of the ocean views on my recent Holiday to Broadstairs in late August - so I'd assumed it had been there for at leadt a year or two.

We thought it was very cool, and strikingly attractive, to be honest... we kept trying to take pictures from the shore that did justice to how intriguing it looks from a distance (having no immediate refeernce for how big the wind turbines are - one guesses immediately they are huge, and far away, but cannot be certain because the only thing near them, is others of their kind. ("These cows are small, those cows are far away.")
del_c
Sep. 24th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
I think it appears as an atmospheric shot in the first episode of David Dimbleby's new series Seven Ages of Britain (about two thirds of the way in, between the Jarrow Bible and Alfred the Great)
geesepalace
Sep. 24th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
So what's wrong with Dr.? -- clearly they knew whom they were dealing with.
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