Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Maureen Johnson, author and nerdfighter and ABBA lover, has decided that she will blog every day for the entirety of April. She has invited her adoring public (sekrit entourage?) to join in. So I have. So have many many other fantastic people. I really need to instill myself with some disciplinarian virtues, and I do believe this will work splendidly (It is not actually quite productive and is still a form of procrastination, BUT. Baby steps. Yes. Very small baby steps. Maybe by the time I'm 20 I'll even be able to refrain from tweeting my every waking thought. Maybe. Probably not).

So yes! A blog every day! Perhaps multiple blogs! Perchance some of these will be about books. Or cool things I have found (got a huge reservoir to draw from. google reader is fantastic for this). Maybe soliloquies. Maybe angry rants about Rachel Ray. We shall see, we shall see.

Going to be cross posting everything to my blog on Maureen's ning, because I am cool like that.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

many things that i find interesting

1. this picture

Look at it! It's beautiful. Majestic, even. Other slabs of meat in nature here.

2. also this one

I love light painting, and this picture is so delicate and crisp and perfect.

3. Seven ways to fool your sense of touch
We're not as invincible as we think we are.

4. John Green on The Interview Show

Interesting talk. Not centered around Nerdfighters or geared towards them. And holy crap, John thinks about death way too much.


That is all.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


you cannot. never. ever. ever.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

i hate filling this with memes

Bucket List
Place an X by all the things you’ve done and remove the X from the ones you have not, then send it to your friends.

Things you have done during your lifetime:

[ ] Gone on a blind date.
[ ] Donated blood.
[x] Skipped school.
[ ] Watched someone die.
[ ] Given a eulogy.
[ ] Been to London.
[ ] Been to Paris.
[ ] Been to Rome.
[ ] Been to Venice, California.
[ ] Been to Monte Carlo.
[ ] Been to Hawaii.
[x] Been on a plane.
[ ] Been on a helicopter.
[x] Been lost. (in seaworld when I was 3. Not as big a deal to me as it was to my parents)
[ ] Gone to Washington, DC.
[ ] Hugged a homeless person.
[ ] Swam in the ocean.
[ ] Swam with Stingrays.
[ ] Been sailing in the ocean.
[x] Cried yourself to sleep.
[ ] Played cops and robbers.
[x] Recently colored with crayons.
[ ] Recently played in a paddling pool.
[ ] Ran a marathon.
[ ] Sang Karaoke.
[ ] Volunteered at a soup kitchen.
[x] Paid for a meal with coins only.
[ ] Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch.
[ ] Seen the Northern Lights.
[ ] Been parasailing.
[ ] Been on TV.
[x] Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t.
[ ] Made prank phone calls.
[ ] Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
[ ] Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose. (jelly once, but no liquids)
[ ] Fed an elephant.
[x] Caught a snowflake on your tongue.
[ ] Fired a gun.
[ ] Danced in the rain naked.
[ ] Been to the Opera.
[ ] Written a letter to Santa Claus.
[x] Serenaded by someone. (ish? or, at least, he played a song, and I was the only one on the room?)
[ ] Serenaded someone.
[ ] Seen a NZ Prime Minister in person.
[ ] Been kissed under the mistletoe.
[x] Watched the sunrise with someone. (senior trip. So beautiful.)
[ ] Driven a race car.
[ ] Been to a National Museum.
[ ] Been to a Wax Museum.
[ ] Eaten caviar.
[x] Blown bubbles.
[x] Gone ice-skating. (Took lessons when I was little)
[x] Gone to the movies.
[ ] Been deep sea fishing.
[ ] Driven across the United States.
[ ] Been in a hot air balloon.
[ ] Been sky diving.
[ ] Gone snowmobiling.
[ ] Lived in more than one country.
[x] Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets. (yay high school retreat. Such good times)
[x] Seen a falling star and made a wish. (not the wish part. also was during retreat)
[ ] Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser.
[ ] Seen the Grand Canyon.
[ ] Seen the Statue of Liberty.
[ ] Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle.
[ ] Been on a cruise. (I am assuming a ferry on Lake Erie doesn't count)
[x] Traveled by train.
[ ] Traveled by motorcycle.
[x] Been horse back riding. (high school retreat again)
[ ] Ridden on a San Francisco cable car.
[ ] Been to Disneyland OR Disney World.
[ ] Been in a rain forest.
[ ] Seen whales in the ocean.
[x] Been to Niagara Falls.
[x] Ridden on an elephant.
[ ] Swam with dolphins.
[ ] Been to the Olympics.
[ ] Walked on the Great Wall of China.
[ ] Been spinnaker flying. (WHAT IS IT?)
[ ] Been water-skiing.
[ ] Been snow-skiing.
[ ] Been to Westminster Abbey.
[ ] Been to the Louvre.
[ ] Swam in the Mediterranean.
[x] Been to a Major League Baseball game.
[ ] Been to a National Football League game.
[ ] Swam with sharks.
[ ] Been White Water Rafting.
[ ] Written a book or screen play.

I do believe I have failed at life.

Friday, March 6, 2009

I can ride I can do cartwheels for a mile!

Ready and one and set and go.

Thanks for cheering me on.

You jumped over some of my buses!

Here I go again on my own...

Kick it out, b-hand!

He's also available for proms and pizza parties.

See you later nice time!