Though it doesn't really make sense to say this as it's only the second (or third depending on how you define the beginning of a week) week of blogging and I haven't really made a blog as of yet, I kinda feel like I enjoy having Sunday. I mean, I loved foot-face Friday (especially because it was foot-face Friday), but Friday was almost always on the brink of something exciting happening that I would always want to blog about but couldn't because it hadn't happened yet. Sunday feels more relaxed. It's like a reset button. A whole week of things happen, often leading up to some Friday night or Saturday adventure with you all. Then Sunday is usually a relax and chill day before the cycle starts over. I'm curious if I'll still feel this way in a few weeks. (memories from a few semesters ago where Amy and I would always cram Biophysics lab work into the Sunday night before class the next day particularly come to mind. But hey, I only have one class on Mondays now, so that should be a good thing).
So what's been up with me lately? Well, my obsession with Farscape has lasted a surprising amount of time, but I feel like I mention it enough in person (DVD commentaries are so much fun/interesting/cool).
I put in for a volunteer position at the hospital, hopefully in the ER, this week. I have to have a background check, but hopefully they'll get back to me soon.
Ooh, here's something really random - therefore I'm just gonna go with it because why not - If I were to ask you what causes thunder, what would your first response be? I kinda want to ask you to write it in the comments before reading further, just to see. I ask because I somehow (can't remember how now) got into this conversation with this girl about the thunderstorm that was happening today, and she said something about wondering if there was lightening outside right after a big boom of thunder. And I said something like of course there is lightening, it and thunder come together. And she was like "Not all the time". And I'm like "But that's where thunder comes from. It's a result of lightening." It turns out that she thought thunder resulted from two clouds crashing together instead of you know, real life. Thunder is sound vibrations resulting from electricity passing through the air, heating it, and making the air, well, vibrate. And that's the simplified version I remember from elementary school. I only bring it up because this girl isn't unintelligent by any means, and she insisted she learned the "clouds bumping into each other" in school. I actually had to pause and look online to make sure I was right. What were you all taught about storms? (if you remember)
So I'm officially starting this writing challenge (if it is a challenge, or is it more of a New Years Resolution? I think I'll consider it a resolution. I won't feel as bad if I don't complete it) of writing the Log Cabin Story - one page at least a week.)
On one page, I have underlined "A rat."
On another I have written, "singing women with red forearms"
Underlined: "None!--nothing but despair!"
Underlined: "No!--not to thee!--not to an earthly physician!"
Underlined: "He was naked" -- I almost didn't put this one, but considering what I wrote in margins about the whole scenario, I think it was understandable.
In a book I didn't like: "You are the embodiment of selfishness" - underneath this I drew an arrow and wrote, "no, you are" (it's fun to be snarky to books sometimes)
A few pages over, in the margins I have written "Oh snap" and "I think she's just stupid"
Elsewhere in the margins: "Ooh, drama!", "Was she not listening to the rest of what she said?", "She's tired of everybody, she's like a stupid teenager", "actually, everyone's story is humorously symbolic", "They're both idiots"
At one point I think I had a problem with how they presented the layout of a setting and then disregarded it because I circled and passage and just wrote "Nope"
In the margin: "There's no way this is a title" - pointing to a passage that lasts half a page
Underlined: "He was also lame because of breaking both his knees: not because of any excess of genuflective piety, however, but because he fell down a gangplank while crossing on the boat to Ireland."
Underlined: "There were 1,029 pigeonholes built at first"
In the margin: "Nice use of repetition"
In the margin 4 pages later: "Now the repetition's getting annoying"
Page 190: something I'm still trying repress actually. Perhaps I won't share it.
So, what kind of annotations can you all find in your old books?
Ok, I just got off youtube (because I interweave blogging with other things like youtube) and I watched nerimon's latest video, and I think the idea is pretty cool.
So here are the badges I think I've earned so far:
Kind of a no brainer for a lot of people in the United States where driving is incredibly common outside of major cities like New York. I passed my permit test. Fibbed a bit when it came to logging how much practice I had behind the wheel. Then passed the driving test. And Voilà! Drivers license achieved.
I done this on several different occasions - some more pleasant than others. When I was younger and my family went to the beach for vacation, sometimes I'd wake up before everyone else, go out on the balcony, and watch the sunrise. Sunrises always seemed different than sunsets - a little more golden maybe.
More recently I watched the sunrise as I pulled an all-nighter finishing an essay for class.
Be in a Parade
I was little so some of the details are a little hazy. I recall being asked by my horse-riding instructor if I wanted to be in the Christmas parade. I along with some other kids my age were pulled on a big trailer while some of the older kids got to actually ride horses decked out in Santa hats.
I feel like I might be stretching this a bit. It might just be because I often don't think of The Appalachians being that tall in comparison to other mountain ranges. That, and we didn't have to climb/walk for all that long. An hour maybe? Anyway, it was last year on the Ecology field trip Amy and I were on. *sigh* Good memories from that trip.
What badges do you have and/or want?
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