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The Profile

Age. 34
Gender. Female
Ethnicity. that of my father and his father before him
Location Altadena, CA
School. Other
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The World

The Link To Zanzibar's Past
This is my page in the beloved art community that my sister got me into:


Extra points for people who know what Samarinda is.
The Phases of the Moon Module
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
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
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)
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"
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
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
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
The Help
Zion Andrews
The Unit
Quantum Brain
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
No One Ever Told Us We Were Defeated
Memento Nora
The Name of the Wind
The Terror
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
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 à la Lune (ip)
In the Light of What We Know
Devil in the White City
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.
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.


All-you-can-eat-prosciutto??!! Should I ever finally get around to obtaining a passport, you'll have to tell me where I can find this amazing place!
re: tldr; the trip went well enough considering how short it was. If you'd like to read about it, I've typed up a longer entry with snip-its about each day I was there.
» LostSoul13 on 2016-12-17 04:29:52

I can't even imagine what one of those flights to Europe would feel like... that's like, what, 14 hours or something? I have no sense of what people even do to pass the time on those things. This probably isn't making you feel any better, though, haha. You've gone through it before, so I imagine that you can do it again without too much trouble. :P
» randomjunk on 2016-12-18 07:19:58

i don't mind traveling if i can get the tickets for free! i am not courageous enough to explore those dating sites.
» renaye on 2016-12-19 08:18:45



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