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I love writing. I could do it all day....but please, god, no more essays :(

I have to do a demonstration speech in a couple weeks. I guess I'm gonna do cut-out Christmas cookies, because I honestly just don't know what the fuck else to demonstrate. The things that I enjoy doing aren't easily "demonstratable" (I made that word up because I...
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libris:
Very cute dog!  So you need something you can demonstrate?  What about something computer based?  Maybe some easy code, or photoshop?  Too bad your dog doesn't listen because that would be adorable!  Mine doesn't either unless it involves a treat.  If you like to write maybe you could demonstrate your writing process and create a poem at the end?  I don't know, just throwing out ideas.  Good luck!  Let us know how it goes!
tweedle:
@libris Thanks for the ideas -- I don't know computer codes/photoshop though!  I wish I did.  I mean, I could probably get my dog to do some cute things for the demonstration, but I'm not sure I can rely on him lol
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Currently, my taste buds are dancing. Why is Indian food so delicious? I could swim in mutter paneer....

Anyway. My husband left me for the weekend (to go hunting...ugh) and I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to get the two essays I have due Thanksgiving-week finished before we head up to the family cabin for the holiday. What a fucking joke that...
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This is a bitch-vent post, because I can.

It may seem really random, but this has been driving me fucking NUTS lately...

People bitching about Disney Princesses. GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK.

I am just for women's rights as the next woman. But now people are just getting ridiculous.

I commend people for having an opinion, and trying really hard to better the world...
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tweedle:
@orock, I have trouble speaking about women's issues, because I can't do it without acknowledging the issues that men face as well.  Often times when people like myself pay mind to the problems that men encounter, it's shut down and laughed at by some people who wish to see women's issues as a bigger deal.  It's not.  Honestly, there is absolutely nothing humane about teaching little boys that they can't express their feelings or cry when they're hurt/sad.  Nothing at all.  I don't like to talk with people who stand for only certain human rights (i.e. women's rights, but not men's rights) -- if you want to be treated fairly, you have to practice that same fairness with all individuals whether they are male or female or whatever race or sexual orientation they are.  In my opinion, someone cannot be a true "feminist" without acknowledging all of these other human rights as well.  Those people, to me, are just butthurt...not truly concerned about the welfare of every human being...
tweedle:
That didn't really pertain to anything you said, by the way, I just sort of spouted off. 
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Not enough time for words. But I have pretty pictures of puppies and flowers. Me and my uber sexay husband too.

I strongly felt I was having a good eyebrow day. I am INCREDIBLY self-critical of my eyebrows, so it was really important to embrace and appreciate my positive feelings towards them.


Husband and Gaia. He's a total sex pot. Nom nom.

My babies
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lillithvain:
You do have some seriously awesome eyebrows
tweedle:
and @lillithvain you have a seriously awesome face.  <3
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Sooo....

I need to find a water bear, because they are amazing and adorable and I'm currently obsessing.

In school today, we watched the above video of this amoeba engulfing two paramecia, and seeing the paramecia freak out like that actually made me kind of sad. I guess I have reached a new level of insanity.

I started feeling like I was getting sick...
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errrmahgerd!!! I'm so 'cited. I got my human genome poster in the mail. It's amazing. All of you should get one. If you e-mail them they will send it to you for FREE

Human Genome

Also. I made it to and from my math test in one piece, and... I got a 99.5% !!

I'm pumped, because...I really wasn't sure...
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jozsef:
Wow! I was very good at math but I'm definitely not in your league. I did get a 98 in grade 8 English, after which my father almost beat me up in the mistaken impression that I was satisfied with myself. (Ah, the joys of childhood. :P He was actually a great guy, just had really crappy parenting skills.) Anyway, congrats. :)
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I do actually have other things to say, other than how much I love science. Although, I might need to add in another little thing about that in the end of this blog, just to make me happy.

For those of you who have been following my blogs and know anything about my brother's cancer and the fundraiser my family and I were putting...
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captainfurious:
I stopped being keen on the idea of immortality when I read that given enough time there would be a statistical probability that you would get buried alive
jozsef:
First off, if I haven't said so, I do wish I could contribute to the fund for your brother but unfortunately I can only hope for the best possible outcome. On the subject of immortality, it's always nice to have a logical reason to not wish for what we can't have but we really don't need to resolve the issue so neatly because it's ultimately rationalization and doesn't matter anyway. I'm quite sure we all would prefer to stick around but only vary in our inclination to discuss or admit such things. Of course never dying but continuing to age would be an entertaining spectacle for any extraterrestrials that might happen by! Since I enjoy life and don't relish departing, I decided not to cheat myself by using the time I have to ponder being dead too much and that seems to be a workable and comforting approach for me. Any way you come to terms with it is good as long as you opt for something joyous in preference to self-imposed misery, I think. 😍
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Science is endless opportunities.

It's a mystery continuously unfolding, and refolding as we find out we were wrong to begin with...and then unfolding again.

It's humbling and it reminds me how human I am, and it makes me feel so much BETTER about BEING a human than I ever have before.

I seriously... have fallen in love. I can't think to...
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jozsef:
It's very exciting for me to read your comments since you may recall that science has changed my life very much for the better. A major transformative moment occurred when I fully recognized that I would not ever know everything, never become infallible and would appear ridiculous at regular intervals in spite of sincere efforts to be perfect. After that it became easy to accept that others will be similarly imperfect irrespective of their sometimes grand accomplishments or great intelligence because to be human means that we have limitations. It follows that we need not impose further limits on ourselves because life is about discovery and finding where our passions lie. That necessarily involves also discovering what we suck at or find miserably unpleasant, so in a very literal sense, bad outcomes have real value. Thank you for the wonderful revelations; the thrill is much appreciated and well timed! ❤️
captainfurious:
Science is awesome, science is sexy. We should celebrate and encourage people to learn and explore hard science. I'd prefer little girls to look up to Marie Curie or Hedy Lamarr than Kim Kardashian
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I have to write a paper for psychology on self-concept, and it’s supposed to be directly about MY concept of my own self…

So I thought I’d get the ball rolling with one of these old skool MYSPACE SURVEYS…woo woo – you never see these things anymore, and I used to love them!

~*The Basics*~
Your birthday: August 19
Height: 5’7
Eye...
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creamcuffs:
I actually commend you on being so thorough here.  The hardest thing for me to write about is myself even though I can pour myself out lyrically. You're going to do great.  You should title your paper "The Marshmallow Destroyer".  I think that would lead a professor to want to read the rest (ha ha). 
tweedle:
Hm, the Marshmallow Destroyer makes me think of Ghostbusters...............................
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That title ^ was all I could think of. Brain's not working.

I'm hungry, and, I stayed up until 1 AM doing biology homework stuff. I don't even really need to at this point, I've gotten enough homework credit to be good, but, I enjoy it and I really, really want to understand all of it as much as I can. Teach...
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padre:
Hi my friend! 
jozsef:
It occurs to me that maybe we're looking at the distinction between really wanting to understand a subject vs memorizing a long string of facts or actions. I always find that trying to learn just enough is miserable because there's not much difference between one arbitrary idea, quantity or whatever and any other. If I grasp the thing to a reasonable extent then everything makes sense and keeping it all straight is much easier. (It also feels good.) There's a parallel in the auto industry in which workers were routinely welding brackets on upside down because they had no idea what they were for, so one orientation made as much sense as the other. There was a fear of confusing them with too much information!