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Zanzibar
Age. 32
Gender. Female
Ethnicity. that of my father and his father before him
Location Cherry Hills Vil, CO
School. Other
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The Link To Zanzibar's Past
This is my page in the beloved art community that my sister got me into:

Samarinda

Extra points for people who know what Samarinda is.
The Phases of the Moon Module
CURRENT MOON
Croc Hunter/Combat Wombat
My hero(s)
Only My Favorite Baseball Player EVER


Aw, Larry Walker, how I loved thee.
The Schedule
M: Science and Exploration
T: Cook a nice dinner
W: PARKOUR!
Th: Parties, movies, dinners
F: Picnics, the Louvre
S: Read books, go for walks, PARKOUR
Su: Philosophy, Religion
The Reading List
This list starts Summer 2006
A Crocodile on the Sandbank
Looking Backwards
Wild Swans
Exodus
1984
Tales of the Alhambra (in progress)
Dark Lord of Derkholm
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The Lost Years of Merlin
Harry Potter a l'ecole des sorciers (in progress)
Atlas Shrugged (in progress)
Uglies
Pretties
Specials
A Long Way Gone (story of a boy soldier in Sierra Leone- met the author! w00t!)
The Eye of the World: Book One of the Wheel of Time
From Magma to Tephra (in progress)
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Harry Potter 7
The No. 1 Lady's Detective Agency
Introduction to Planetary Volcanism
A Child Called "It"
Pompeii
Is Multi-Culturalism Bad for Women?
Americans in Southeast Asia: Roots of Commitment (in progress)
What's So Great About Christianity?
Aeolian Geomorphology
Aeolian Dust and Dust Deposits
The City of Ember
The People of Sparks
Cube Route
When I was in Cuba, I was a German Shepard
Bound
The Golden Compass
Clan of the Cave Bear
The 9/11 Commission Report (2nd time through, graphic novel format this time, ip)
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Twilight
Eclipse
New Moon
Breaking Dawn
Armageddon's Children
The Elves of Cintra
The Gypsy Morph
Animorphs #23: The Pretender
Animorphs #25: The Extreme
Animorphs #26: The Attack
Crucial Conversations
A Journey to the Center of the Earth
A Great and Terrible Beauty
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Dandelion Wine
To Sir, With Love
London Calling
Watership Down
The Invisible
Alice in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Host
The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
Shadows and Strongholds
The Jungle Book
Beatrice and Virgil
Infidel
Neuromancer
The Help
Flip
Zion Andrews
The Unit
Princess
Quantum Brain
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
No One Ever Told Us We Were Defeated
Delirium
Memento Nora
Robopocalypse
The Name of the Wind
The Terror
Sister
Tao Te Ching
What Paul Meant
Lao Tzu and Taoism
Libyan Sands
Sand and Sandstones
Lost Christianites: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew
The Science of God
Calculating God
Great Contemporaries, by Winston Churchill
City of Bones
Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne
Divergent
Stranger in a Strange Land
The Old Man and the Sea
Flowers for Algernon
Au Bonheur des Ogres
The Martian
The Road to Serfdom
De La Terre ŕ la Lune (ip)
In the Light of What We Know
Devil in the White City
2312
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Red Mars
How to Be a Good Wife
A Mote in God's Eye


want to read: Last Hunger Games Book, Honeybee Democracy, The Bell Jar
The Juanes Module


Juanes just needed his own mod. Who can disagree.
A Proposition
Friday. 2.24.17 10:30 pm
My favorite part of writing a proposal is when I finish writing it. Yes, I like the part where I turn it in... when I get an email saying, "There is nothing more to be done-- your proposal has been whisked away." It's kind of like buying a lottery ticket-- the world seems rosy, luck is in the air-- there is nothing to do but to wait.

But the best part is when I close all of the open internet browser tabs that I have, and I mentally walk back through all of the things that I needed to know in order to write the proposal. Where can I buy smoke-generating fireworks in Argentina? How do I make a pdf into a jpg in a hurry? What are the government per diem rates for Denver Colorado in November? How much does it cost for an 82 ft by 82 ft square of seagull netting? What is the average temperature in Catamarca? How does one visualize vortices on helicopter side panels? What caused wind-faceted stones to form on the beach in Maryborough, New Zealand?

I won't care about these things again for at least 6 months, while NASA decides the fate of my proposal. If it declines my proposal, I may never think of these things again. But if it accepts it-- I'll suppose I'll be glad that I properly planned and budgeted for my fireworks and seagull netting. After all, luck is in the air.

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Expectations vs. Reality
Sunday. 1.15.17 4:35 am
Plan for today: Go to airport, fly to Paris, eat a croissant, meet up with M, go to Angelina's and drink the world's most delicious hot chocolate (choc africain), and delicious lemon tart, wander around Paris, following M's 'surprise' itinerary. Eventually go to Jacqueline's house and fall asleep on her king-sized couch bed.

Actual events: Go to airport, board plane... mechanical problem, flight is canceled. Get off plane, wait in line for three hours, get booked on flight for next day which is too late, wait on hold with another airline for 1h15, get someone who doesn't really speak English, try to speak Spanish, get told to call a couple of numbers that definitely don't work, eat Taco Bell in a shady parking lot at 1 am, return home.

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The Thunder Rolls
Monday. 1.9.17 6:21 am
I was at work way too late, and I'm only just getting to bed at 3:20 am, but it means I get to hear a THUNDERSTORM!! They are so rare where I live... it's a great joy. It's been raining all week and last week... after so much drought it's really amazing. I got some mushrooms in my backyard, and today Juan Pablo and I climbed up a brilliant green grassy hill and sat over looking the city and the mountains, as he ate the grass and I rocked back and forth with the palm trees.

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An Invitation From the Embassy
Saturday. 1.7.17 1:29 am
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Into every life some rain must fall... mainly on a plain in Spain
Friday. 12.16.16 8:12 pm
Welllll, I just booked myself a trip to Spain and France for the last half of January. It's a work trip. I'm not really looking forward to it at the moment, because all I can think about are the extremely long flights and the hassle of dragging my suitcase through the metro systems. And who wants to just sit around hanging out with parties of 15 random work people at cafés in foreign cities when you could be at home playing with your dog? Eh? Hanging around with your local friends? Eh?

Clearly the 30s version of me would not even be recognizable to the 20s version of me.

But I will get to be back in that gorgeous city of Paris, mon amour d'autrefois. I met a guy on OKCupid who is also going to be in Paris at that time, so we might meet up and go to a restaurant I know where they offer all-you-can-eat prosciutto. This guy that I met is a moderately conservative American francophone geologist... don't find those very often.

And in Granada I'll spend most of the time listening to talks about the Martian atmosphere, but some of the time I'll go out and dance the Argentinian tango, and if those atmospheric physicists can do one thing, it is dance the tango. (If they can do two things, they can dance the tango and do atmospheric physics).


It was raining today, and I was coding.... UGH CODING IS SO HORRIBLE. I've put off going to France all this time because I'm going to have to do an enormous amount of coding between now and then to get everything ready, and coding / installing things Linux is poison to a man's soul.

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Progress
Friday. 12.2.16 3:45 am
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