Friday, May 30, 2014

Math & Stuff:

Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I'm likely to get, and.... I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful.”
―John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

The proof:

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Did You Know:

Did you know it's a party of jays? They do seem like party animals.

Have you heard of a wigeon? The name rhymes with pigeon, but it's a type of duck.

Did you know the plural of doves is piteousness? Do doves move you to compassion? Did you know it's a pitying of turtledoves? What does a turtledove even look like? Like a turtle?

But if you like stories, then ravens must be your bird, because its a storytelling of ravens.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Not Wanting:

Maya Angelou died this morning.  She was widely quoted in profiles in Second Life. These are some of her more popular quotes from SL profiles:
          Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. 
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' ... There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” 

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs? 
She was born April 4, 1928. At the age of eight, she was sexually abused and raped by her mother's boyfriend. She had a variety of jobs including fry cook, prostitute, night-club dancer and performer, and cast-member of an opera before finding her calling as a poet and writer. One last quote:
In all the institutions I try to be present and accountable for all I do and leave undone. I know that eventually I shall have to be present and accountable n the presence of God. I do not wish to be found wanting. 
 She won't be found wanting. She astounded everyone, including the gods.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Career Planning:

I was thinking if I had aspirations to be a criminal, I should go some place were incarceration rates are low. For example, you would NOT want to be a criminal in the US. The country imprisons way too many people and the prisons are a Dante's inferno.

Denmark would be the perfect choice for a life of crime. The prison terms are short and most describe it as summer camp. You can see a photo of a Danish prison cell at Life In A Danish Prison. According to the article, the rooms are better than in most US college dorms, the Danish prisoners are allowed a TV, and video game consoles. They even get tanning beds. It sounds like being on vacation.

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Sometimes you need to mute people to stop yourself from ever sending them an IM again.

Friday, May 23, 2014


I think I'm going to move to Colorado tomorrow. No, not really, but I would like to.

Wouldn't it be great if you could move in only one day? Just say, "hey, I'm tired of this place, I'm out of here." That's why people buy RVs. Of course, if your home is going with you, are you really moving?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mind Altering:

It’s tough for me to log out of Second Life. I know that about myself. I can waste hours chatting about nothing important, going here and there, delaying my return to the real world for no good reason. Because I can't deal with it, my only hope is to somehow survive it until I can get back here. Now you know my secret. I'm addicted, but not to drugs or alcohol. It's a different way of altering my mind.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Animal Confidence:

And for a while they were happy in their own manner; they had the animal confidence money affords. ― Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

Thursday, May 8, 2014

An Answer:

There are years that ask questions, and years that answer. -Zora Neal Hurston
Good news today. Massive raise. Looks like it's time to come out of the bunker and brush the dust off. There will be questions in the future, but today it was an answer. Yes.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Lies I Tell Myself:

If I work at something I don't like now and save money, I can buy the freedom to do what I want later. The reality is I'm never going to be able to buy my freedom. It's such a cruel world.

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