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30 August 2013 @ 02:05 am
Word of the day - Andosol  
Thin intertoobz are ready for me to depart. Today's Bing photo was an Icelandic scene and this is the Word of the Day. :) Sunday can't come soon enough!

andosol
, n.A mineral-rich soil derived largely from material ejected from volcanoes and typically having a dark surface layer.
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Evil Imperial Barbariancarrot_khan on August 30th, 2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
I beg of you gifts from far away exotic lands. Icelandic embroidery books! No greater nerd treasure could be had. ;)

I am very envious. Please enjoy every goddamn minute you have.
eithni: embroideryeithni on August 30th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
Will do. :) Budget?
Evil Imperial Barbariancarrot_khan on August 31st, 2013 12:34 am (UTC)
Y'know - I hadn't even thought that far in advance! I suppose anything under 40 is probably something I can easily pay you back.
eithni: bookseithni on August 31st, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
Ok, sounds good!
DameJ: Grand Canaldamej on August 30th, 2013 09:27 pm (UTC)
Have a fantastic trip!
eithni: backliteithni on August 31st, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks! We'll need to get together and swap stories when I get back!
corvusjoyous: crowcorvusjoyous on August 31st, 2013 02:31 am (UTC)
Have a great time! Which day do you leave? See e-mail for invite if you are still around on Sunday (and game for grilled food.)
eithni: backliteithni on August 31st, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Sorry, 7:30 flight out from MSP means a no-go on Sunday. :)
corvusjoyous: crowcorvusjoyous on August 31st, 2013 02:36 am (UTC)
Also, I was surprised at your word - my soil sci prof spelled it Andisol. Turns out that's the USDA spelling, whereas the one with the o is the UN version. Huh.
When on honeymoon in Hawaii, just after taking that course, I kept pointing out the soils and visible soil layers to a very underimpressed husband :p
eithni: geekeithni on August 31st, 2013 04:24 pm (UTC)
Yay, DIRT! Hey, if nothing else the hubbin should have appreciated that, even in the romantic context, you were getting your nerd on. :)
Aaron (Rusty) Lloydrustmon on August 31st, 2013 03:10 am (UTC)
*hugs* safe trip!!!!
eithni: jumpingeithni on August 31st, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks!