Yes, alot of sucky things happen in this world
And yes, a lot of things suck about the world we live in
Some things we can fix. Others we can't. So we pick up a hammer or a potato peeler or a bullhorn or a stethoscope or a pen and do what we can.
I am just trying to get it down so I don't forget. Which happens a lot. My non-virtual journal entries tend to devolve into lists of things to do that never get done. This place is filling up fast with brainfarts. Here, take this clothespin. If Google brought you here, I'm sorry. You are unlikely to find what you were searching for. But there's plenty to see if you care to browse around.
And yes, a lot of things suck about the world we live in
For inexplicable reasons, I can't shake the thought of the Sweeney Sisters of Saturday Night Live.
Yesterday I discovered that after ten years of not living in the greater Lou area, I don't know my way around here at all. I meandered around missing my exits, driving past Arnold, MO well on my way to Cape Girardo, MO in an act of sheer pig headedness. This would eventually have brought me to Memphis and on the way past a Lambert's Cafe where the staff throws dinner rolls at any diner who puts a hand in the air with a bread craving. Eventually I missed enough turns to get turned around all the way back home. But it was a fiasco. Mapquest is not enough sometimes. I need a map, a compass, and talking GPS system. And I am still looking for my brain.
The daily granola community has a post about a company that sells vegan shoes that are fair trade and not manufactured in sweatshops. It's called: Shoes With Souls. I love shoes but will admit that, on the whole, I like them made of leather unless they are made of canvas. In the interest of cruelty-free fair-trade consumption I have put in a order for some shoes to find out if microfiber suede is a viable alternative to cowskin. (and also to get cute shoes with colored stripes!)
"life is very short
I have a possible defense date: Tuesday, September 12th at 10am.
It's not everyday that you get to hear the music of plants and then have soup More people might go to the symphony with the additional inducement of soup and greenery.
I heard the tail end of a radio interview with Aaron Glantz, an unembedded journalist who was in Iraq. Interesting.
At the Publix (Southern Grocery chain) they have a DVD $1 rental vending machine. You swipe your credit card, scroll through the rental offerings, and they spit out your movie. It is a dollar rental a day with a $35 charge after 14 days. You swipe your card when you return it and stick the DVD back in the magic machine they charge your credit card $1.07. This is the future. This is a business that you want to invest in at its IPO along with Netflix. Low costs, low prices, almost no employees ... this, friends, is a further Walmaritifcation of living.
Terrorism is a term used for violent acts by nongovernmental organizations against foreign countries. When an anti-abortion group bombs a clinic this is apparently not an act of terrorism. It's just another hateful act of violence against women.
The automatic flushing airport toilet waited for me to get off the pot and flushed without any broad flailing motions from me to induce flushing. A personal first.
So after all that moving madness My Guy and I are in Fla to visit his family and to attend the Reptile Breeder's Expo in Daytona. We walked into a convention center chock full of reptiles: lizards, turtles, tortoises, snakes, more snakes, tiny frogs, big frogs, chameleons, geckos, and much more including the things they love to eat (crickets, worms and grubs etc.). There was even a tarantuala vendor. There were beautiful critters and lots of interesting people watching (all kinds of people are into reptiles.).
*the next five posts are a boring blow by blow account of my move. to the best that my addled brain can recall it.*
the hauling company calls me at 9am and says that they will haul my crap for $200 on Friday. i have to carry everything to the curb and they want cash on pick up.
We are now at my place.
G calls at 9:30am
asleep by 4am, up by 7am.
First draft of Chapter 4 is done.
I am on page 18 of chapter 4.
From S. Meinrath's recent post on broadband (cause what's more fun than a summary of a summary):
Note: do not click on the link if you have not finished reading "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" yet. (SFMD, this means you.)
People keep asking me what I am going to do now. I have no answer besides, go to the reptile show in Daytona, come back, unpack, and find work. Today I am thinking about a quote from Michael Jordan:
The musical numbers were less classic Bollywood and more like Joss Whedon's "Once More With Feeling."
When I pack for a trip I use an inside to outside principle: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, hairbrush, lotion, underwear, socks, shirts, pants, skirts ... you get the drill.
According to a recent study Men do have trouble hearing women
There were some little kids at my garage sale. One of them picked up my Boodocks "Right to Be Hostile" book and asked me what it was about.
-In 1994, I told PC about how great it would be to have websites that were bridal registries.
I have had three business ideas that are now viably being executed in the real world by other people. I have not seen a dime of this money.
It's like the "When Harry met Sally" High Maintenance discussion:
Had a garage sale. Made a nice sum of money. (I think, although I was told that I could have gotten more for many of the things that I was selling. In a great irony my garage sale has made enough to pay for the renting of a truck to take the rest of my crap to my next locale. (provided that I do not spend it all on booze and loose women ;P ))
I went to the Stencil Art Show yesterday at Opensource. It was great.
I tell myself that if I can write two paragraphs an hour from here until 5pm, I can get a decent draft of 3 chapters of my thesis to my advisor today ... Hahahahah!
a. I am a too easy, too cheesy, test writer. The average on the first exam was 79.3 and the average for the second exam was 85.9. These scores are too high for a biology class that is required for the majors and pre-meds. I fear that the final is a cakewalk too.
I want to talk about the global gag rule.
This October I will be old enough to run for president. But more importantly, this October I will be 5 in dog years.
that many of you who stop in here are folks I have met in the flesh. I've seen a number of y'alls on yo' baggy-pants-floppy-sweatshirt-need-a-haircut-days. Don't flip, you look great ... and sooo comfy.
I got a friendster account years ago. Kat E invited me. I set up my profile, emailed friends encouraging them to sign up, and ... well there wasn't really anything to do after that. Y'know? None of the people I invited signed up. So I let it sit fallow. Friendster eagerly sends me emails to keep me abreast of the lastest and greatest that it has to offer.
If people would just believe that they are as beautiful, smart, capable, and good as they really are. Woudn't they just be saner and better off?
Yee haw! Thanks to the Patriot Act, federal authorities can legally get information about what I have been checking out from the library and buying from the bookstore. Rep. Bernie Saunders of Vermont tried to add "The Freedom to Read" amendment to the Patriot Act. But this was ignored and rejected in various necessary committees.
The Michaelis-Menton equation is merely a mathematical way to describe the relationship between the speed at which an enzyme catalyzes a reaction and the amount of enzyme and substrate that are present.
"If confusion about your [...] life is ruining your day, I think it's good to go over to your best friend's house and ruin her day too. "