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The Profile

Age. 36
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 � 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
A Gentleman in Russia
The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism
Seneca: Letters from a Stoic
The Juanes Module

Juanes just needed his own mod. Who can disagree.
Don't Miss Your Life
Saturday. 11.28.20 6:19 am
So the guy, Ben, from a couple of entries ago... we got married!
We've been married for almost two months now. We're practically old-ly weds. Best decision I've ever made.

In other news, recently I started thinking about how I never have time anymore for all of the things I used to do, like write on this site, or think of weird stories about dragons or what-have-you. I guess I sort of figured that now that I'd grown up and gotten a job at NASA and everything that I was just too busy exploring the universe and organizing people and going places to do all of the more 'introspective' things I used to do.

But the more I thought about it, I started to realize that I had effectively no free time to do anything I used to do, including writing, drawing, reading... thinking....?

And it had nothing to do with my schedule, or my workload. I used to be insanely busy when I was in high school and college, too.

It had to do with social media.

I used to do all of the above-mentioned activities when I was bored, and ever since Facebook came along, I never got the opportunity to get bored. I was entertained 100% of the time. Waiting in line at the airport... in a meeting... riding in a car....
In many ways, my life improved because of it. I'm rarely ever impatient anymore, because while I'm 100% entertained, the minutes slip by unnoticed. I don't mind being kept waiting. Neither does anyone else. Our cell phone are our pacifiers, and by them we are easily pacified.

Thus far I'd seen social media through that lens--- it was a waste of time, but it passed the normally wasted time more pleasantly.

But I realized recently how much of my not-normally wasted time it was wasting. I would come out of the grocery store and check my phone before going home and an HOUR would disappear, the sun would set, my frozen goods would start melting, and finally I would snap out of it and head home, just to get buried in it once I was home.

My phone was like that scarecrow in Zelda's Majora's Mask who would talk you and cause the time to pass--- horrifyingly quickly. Your whole life could slip by you that way.

So I've been trying to detox myself a little bit. I gave up 9gag cold turkey. That place had always been a mix of toxic and funny, leaning ever more toxic and less funny over the years. Facebook is a harder addiction to kick, and I haven't kicked it completely. But I've been letting myself get bored. I watch my mind wander from my tasks and I catch it by the back of its shirt just as it attempts to exit to social media.

And what do you know--- my boredom has brought me back here.
It's nice to be back.


Welcome back!!
» randomjunk on 2020-11-29 11:35:19

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