More than meets the eye.

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Just a little (okay actually huge) Optimus Prime cross stitch.

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You can’t tell from this photo, but his eyes are stitched in metallic silver and blue. 

This is framed and sitting on my piano. Because where else should an 8×10 Optimus Prime cross stitch live? 

Free pattern from Pixel Power Design.

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World of Nerdstitch

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I don’t even know how to talk about these without revealing myself as an all-out nerd.

 So I’ll just show you.

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This is a cross stitch of all the races in World of Warcraft. On the top are the Horde characters: orc, troll, undead, pandaren, blood elf, goblin, and tauren. On the bottom are the Alliance: human, dwarf, gnome, pandaren, night elf, draenei, worgen. Pattern from Pixel Power Design.

I know, I know. 

But see how much this guy liked it?

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And then I designed this one and made it for myself.

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That swirly thing there is a hearthstone. The hearthstone is the thing in game that takes you “home.” So… “Home is where the hearthstone is.” Get it? Get it? 

I know. 

Nerd.

LeChatelier’s Principle and this blog

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Chemical equilibriumis that point when the rate of the forward reaction equals the rate of the backward reaction. So, we’re not powering forward, full steam ahead. We’re also not retreating. No two steps forward and one step back. The reaction is in a comfortable place, and it’s not going anywhere.

Until we do something to change it. We might add a little reactant or a little product. We might change the temperature or the pressure or the volume. And that’s when our friend LeChatelier comes in. The Principle basically states that once a change happens to a system, the system will shift and establish a new equilibrium. Cool, right? When we disrupt an equilibrium, the system just adjusts and finds a new happy place.

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I feel like that’s sort of like my life for the last 4 years or so. Something happens? That’s cool. New plan. New equilibrium. Something else happens. New plan. New equilibrium. Lather, rinse, repeat. When will stuff stop changing? I suspect never. I’m thinking that’s just part of life.

So that’s why this blog is called “Megilibrium.” I’m finding my equilibrium, my balance. Even if that equilibrium point keeps changing, I’m working my way there.

Blogging isn’t new to me – I started my first in 2000. But this is the first time I’m actually planning on telling people I’m writing a blog, so that’s all part of the change. Finding a new balance.