Thursday, December 30, 2004

technologic bliss

hello. right now, since I'm between semesters, my life consists largely of playing The 'Urbs on Gameboy Advance; or, Neopets. Exciting schtuff, eh? Well, I mix in television, too... just to spice it up. also, I occasionally eat. I'm looking forward to a new semester. I dunno. I'm sure I'll find other stuff to do. Like read. yeah.... that's it.

Monday, December 27, 2004

post-holiday update

Well, I am still alive and well after the holiday craziness. All-in-all, it wasn't so bad. Tiring, though. Today I saw Lemony Snickett's A Series of Unfortunate Events. It was enjoyable, but seemed like it ought to have been a television special. I don't know why.... it just didn't seem very important to me. I found myself starting to nod off. It was cute, though. So.... next will be New Year's Eve. At the moment I am not sure of my plans. update: I had weird dreams last night because of that movie. I guess that is pretty cool.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

i knew that

My top result for the selector, Which ancient Chinese philosophy do you agree with most?, is Taoism
  • Taoism-You believe that government is generally a pretty stupid thing. You think that all this debate and hassle is too much trouble and is inherently a bad thing. You prefer to embrace nature and each person's dow, or natural course of life. You think that whatever happens happens.

  • Monday, December 20, 2004

    hee hee

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    Sunday, December 19, 2004

    Dumpster Diving

    Hey, I know someone who dumpster dives and I've never thought to do it myself until now. You know, it is actually kind of cool. It's very punk rock, man. I've decided that I can dig it. Not only can I dig it, but tonight is the first night that I am actually gonna give it a whirl. Who knows what excitement I may find. I'll keep you posted.

    I like Photography

    I took this picture of these lovely geese at my Grandpa's house. Geese make for cool photos. They are otherwise generally annoying. Posted by Hello

    Saturday, December 18, 2004

    dating myself

    when these movies were released in the U.S. my age was: Jaws: 2 Star Wars: 3 Animal House: 4 Star Trek: The Motion Picture: 6 ET: 9 The Terminator: 11 Top Gun: 12 Planes, Trains & Automobiles: 14 Steel Magnolias: 16 Home Alone: 17 Wayne's World: 18 Jurassic Park: 20 Forrest Gump: 21 Fargo: 22 Saving Private Ryan: 25 Toy Story 2: 26 and I was: 2 years old when Saturday Night Live first aired 4 years old when CBS introduced Dallas 7 years old during the first airing of Hill Street Blues 9 years old at the time the first Cheers episode was televised 13 years old when L.A. Law was first aired on TV 13 years old at the time the series Married with Children began 16 years old when Seinfeld was first televised 18 years old in the month Home Improvement began 21 years old at the time the TV series Friends began

    Closer too close for comfort?

    I liked the movie Closer. Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts and that other dude.... who looked kinda like Dylan McDermott, but.... what's his name? Clive? hang on.... Clive Owen, yeah that's it. Anyway-- they were all delightful to watch. The movie was a veritable mind-f*ck. I dunno. I think it might be difficult for some couples to watch... and even most individuals might squirm at some of the films more embarrassingly honest moments. Your own vulnerability will be bared and seen for what it is.... Need. Weakness? Really, it's a great movie. Psychologically satisfying... leaves you wondering about human nature and stuff and junk. In the continual quest for that ever-elusive final happiness will we ever realize that the grass is never greener?

    Friday, December 17, 2004

    Maybe I should read this book.

    The name of the rose Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose. You are a mystery novel dealing with theology, especially with catholic vs liberal issues. You search wisdom and knowledge endlessly, feeling that learning is essential in life. update: I got both The Poisonwood Bible and a book by Umberto Eco at a used bookstore today. They didn't have The Name of the Rose, but this one's supposed to be even better. It's called Faoucault's Pendulum. Which literature classic are you? brought to you by Quizilla

    Wednesday, December 15, 2004

    another guilty pleasure...

    ...and a shameless plug for the new Hershey's S'mores candy bar. It's so good it should be illegal or something. It unbelievably good.

    one of my favorite guilty pleasures

    I just LOVE the writing in these biting criticisms of celebrity extravagance. So wonderful. They really word them so well. The link probably won't last forever... but, oh well. You have to click on one of the pictures to see the captions.

    Tuesday, December 14, 2004

    Sunday, December 12, 2004

    i felt the earth move under my feet

    Early this morning, (1:AM) there was an earthquake. I heard it and it quite startled me. There was a loud rumbling, shaking sound. It appeared to be coming from the computer in the room. I thought it must've been the neighbors, or an alien, or a poltergeist. Scott said it must've been an earthquake. I checked this morning, and: Well, Blow me down! It was an earthquake, by gum! Trip-endicular.

    Thursday, December 09, 2004

    This rules!

    Check out the painting I did. Thanks to Janet for the link.

    teacher evaluations

    Normally, when I have filled out teacher evaluations in the past, I was pretty disinterested and just filled in 5-excellent in every bubble. Today, however, I went off! I wrote more on this evaluation of my Archaeology teacher than I did in my essay on the last exam. I said just what I thought and was quite serious in my opinions. Now, when I think about what I wrote, it makes me laugh. It's funny that I felt so empassioned. That teacher really ticked me off though. It was just something about his attitude that just didn't work for me. Don't get me wrong, he's an interesting and charismatic guy, and I said so on my evaluation. It's really just his teaching style that was a problem for me. It's funny though, because I phrased all my suggestions like this: "I would prefer ... blah blah blah" Mostly, I just felt like his attitude was so non-chalant that it made it difficult to take him seriously at all. It's like he succeeded in disrupting his own class by acting like a class clown? Anyway. My opinions of him probably say more about me than they do about him. As is usual with opinions.

    two words

    the definitions of which reveal two things that should not be used to discuss or solve problems. hyperbole rhetoric

    Wednesday, December 08, 2004

    wanna know why i'm so screwed up?

    I'll tell ya... I was reminded today because the song Hotel California came on the radio and it brought back a childhood memory of when I used to be deathly afraid and have panic attacks whenever I heard that song. "Why?" you may ask. I will tell you. When I was a kid, my mom thought she was doing me a favor by sending me to a Christian school. Unfortunately, it backfired. They put the fear of God in us, alright. I used to think songs like Hotel CA were evil songs about the devil-- and I didn't think it was cool like I do now. Also, I used to keep my mom up late every night for years because I was afraid that the Rapture would come "like a thief in the night" and my parents and all my family were sinners and would surely go to hell. I used to pray for them that they would be forgiven so they could join me in Heaven. That's just wrong to do to little kids, y'know? Anyway, I got over all that when I hit puberty. I took control of that. Quit church, quit Christian school.... ended up Buddhist. Now, I really enjoy studying world religion and culture... but, I'm not Evangelical or a Bible-thumper. So, I guess I'm not too screwed up.

    Tuesday, December 07, 2004

    I am Violet Ice

    Seductive. Musical. Inspiring. "People look to you for inspiration. You are one of a kind and not afraid to be different. Your talent comes from a deep and powerful place. You were born to communicate, so it is important that you are conscious of what you say and do. Your personal color resonates with spirituality."

    Monday, December 06, 2004

    Question of the Day

    Why do you blog? Are you a writer at heart? Is it a passion? Or because it's en vogue? I blog to procrastinate.... to avoid doing things that I think I ought to be doing, but would really rather not do. such as studying for finals or writing papers. i have thought of myself as a writer at heart, but i often lack inspiration. It's definitely not a passion. It is more of a compulsion than a passion. A way to, at the same time, both avoid and create anxiety. I blog also to keep a record of things I find interesting. I blog in the hope that someone else out there might find the things interesting which interest me. I blog as a semi-creative outlet and as a chance to experiment and learn.

    this may be old news to you

    ....but, I think it is important to spread the word. Internet Porn, though ubiquitous, is not innocuous.

    Quizilla strikes again!

    selkie The Scottish selkie was a being who appeared to be a seal, but had the ability to shed their skin and roam the land in human form. If a human were to happen upon the discarded seal skin, he or she could hide it and force the selkie to marry him or her. However, if the selkie were to ever find the skin, he or she would immediately reassume seal form and return to the sea from whence they came, leaving their spouse and offspring on land to forever mourn their loss. As a selkie, you are a very withdrawn, secretive and somewhat sad person, and those around you find you alluring and mystifying. People who come into your life find it difficult to find the inner you. You are also curious, but you enjoy the comforts of home most of all. Who is your inner Shapeshifter? brought to you by Quizilla