Brighton is having a banging year for shows. Drug Church in a few weeks is tempting

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Josh Kelting of Expire | Columbus, OH (by Steve Gripp)

Being an attractive Italian lass is the key to my heart

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Just had a damn good 4 nights in Italy. Visited Pompeii again for a day which was sick. Second day I climbed Vesuvius; the view of the Bay of Naples and the Amalfi coast was unreal. Had a look around Herculaneum again after that. Yesterday we did a full day trip along the Amalfi Coast which was probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to. On that trip we went to Ravello, Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento.

Being at home sucks. I miss the food and wine and the Italian waitresses.

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TWIABP are real good live.

Was really cool seeing Empire! Empire! as well, been waiting a while to see them. 

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An Egyptian painted mummy shroud is undergoing an exciting conservation treatment. Over the next few months, Rita Berg will be discussing various stages along the way. Our last post focused on microscopic examination. Today’s post will address the identification of Egyptian blue using visual-induced luminescence (VIL).
Egyptian blue is one of the earliest known synthetic pigments, first produced around 2500 BC. Its brilliant color is often seen in decorative blue glazes of ancient Egyptian ceramics. The pigment was also used in wall paintings, panel paintings, and textile decoration. The unique luminescent properties of Egyptian blue in the near-infrared spectrum of light can be used to identify even the smallest traces of the pigment in works of art.
This technique is called visual-induced luminescence (VIL) and involves shining a bright LED light onto the surface of an artwork and taking a photograph using a camera that has had its filters altered to be sensitive to the near-infrared region of light waves (approximately 910 nanometers).  To the naked eye, the artwork appears normal, but the specially filtered camera captures the intensely bright emission produced by Egyptian blue in the near-infrared region.

Posted by Rita Berg
50 questions, 50 ways to get to know me.
  • 1: What would you name your future daughter?
  • 2: Do you miss anyone?
  • 3: What if I told you that you were pretty?
  • 4: Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?
  • 5: What are you looking forward to in the next week?
  • 6: Did you go out or stay in last night?
  • 7: How late did you stay up last night?
  • 8: Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?
  • 9: What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?
  • 10: Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?
  • 11: Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?
  • 12: Have you pretended to like someone?
  • 13: Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?
  • 14: Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?
  • 15: Is it hard for you to get over someone?
  • 16: Think back five months ago, were you single?
  • 17: Have you ever cried from being so mad?
  • 18: Hold hands with anyone this week?
  • 19: Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?
  • 20: Who did you last see in person?
  • 21: What is the last thing you said out loud?
  • 22: Have you kissed three or more people in one night?
  • 23: Have you ever been to Paris?
  • 24: Are you good at hiding your feelings?
  • 25: Do you use chap stick?
  • 26: Who did you last share a bed with?
  • 27: Are you listening to music right now?
  • 28: What is something you currently want right now?
  • 29: Were your last three kisses from the same person?
  • 30: How is your heart lately?
  • 31: Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?
  • 32: When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?
  • 33: What do people call you?
  • 34: Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?
  • 35: Are there any stressful situations in your life?
  • 36: What are you listening to right now?
  • 37: What is wrong with you right now?
  • 38: Love really is a beautiful thing huh?
  • 39: Do you make wishes at 11:11?
  • 40: What is on your wrists right now?
  • 41: Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused/waiting for the unexpected?
  • 42: Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing?
  • 43: Have you ever regretted kissing someone?
  • 44: Have you hugged someone within the last week?
  • 45: Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?
  • 46: What were you doing at midnight last night?
  • 47: Do you miss the way things were six months ago?
  • 48: Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?
  • 49: Have you ever been to New York?
  • 50: Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?
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Pretty stoked that my friend Aaron got to finally give twy the flag he carried through Afghanistan. #defendpoppunk

This is perfect in every way.

Never thought much of Knuckle Puck but they’ve stepped up their game on that split. Fences is catchy as

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Watching through The Office US again. Gonna sound soppy but the whole Jim and Pam thing is so cute at the start haha

On another note, Stanley kicks ass

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