Saturday, January 31, 2009


If you've ever wondered about your favorite superheroes and/or comic book characters and which adult beverage they preferred, I'm here to put one of those questions to rest.

The really sad part was how long he spent looking around the kitchen for something with which to open the beer. A) Uh, Mr. Bat, they're cans. B) UTILITY BELT!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dear Jock:

I realize that you want to seem like you're interested in this class and have a little to contribute. I also realize that you're looking to make up for those comments made earlier in the semester. But please, please, do not try to tell me what a blackhole is, what it does, or why it happens. I'm no space genius but I do consider myself pretty literate on things astronomical. For instance, that the earth revolves around the sun and not vice versa (re: your earlier comments).

Also, I am extremely happy that you've read Paradise Lost. One thing I think you missed: it's fiction. Completely. Milton made it up. Yes, I do realize that the modern idea of Lucifer has been formed around that story just like most people think of Dante's Inferno when they think of a place called Hell. Again, fiction. Milton did not predict the existence or location of blackholes. And that one you're referring to? Satan doesn't abide there.

Also if you're having trouble with centripetal force and physics in general watch this. Okay not the WHOLE THING! Just the from about 8:00 to about 13:00.

Thank you for your time. You may resume working out or eating or whatever.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

For Entertainment Purposes Only...

Thanks to Radical Atheist for this meme. You can go here and see whose beliefs line up with yours. It's difficult to disagree with the results although the questions are a little vague and sometimes garbled in BIG time religious jargon.

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (95%)
3. Theravada Buddhism (82%)
4. Nontheist (80%)
5. Liberal Quakers (78%)
6. Taoism (65%)
7. Neo-Pagan (62%)
8. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (60%)
9. Mahayana Buddhism (50%)
10. Jainism (47%)
11. New Age (42%)
12. Orthodox Quaker (38%)
13. Hinduism (32%)
14. Sikhism (32%)
15. Reform Judaism (31%)
16. Seventh Day Adventist (29%)
17. Baha'i Faith (28%)
18. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (21%)
19. Eastern Orthodox (17%)
20. Islam (17%)
21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (17%)
22. Orthodox Judaism (17%)
23. Roman Catholic (17%)
24. Scientology (14%)
25. Jehovah's Witness (10%)
26. New Thought (10%)
27. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (5%)

So I'm clearly liberal and it seems I've got quite a bit of Eastern belief. I'm cool with that.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Library

School started last week but I haven't really gotten into my groove yet. I started today, though, and it was glorious. I spent almost 2 hours in the library reading and writing. I was on the 4th floor among the stacked books where it's very very very quiet. 8 tables, each ended up to the wall just below the windows that run the length of the building then make the corner and a person at every other one. It was great. I've always been envious of Morgan Freeman in the sequence from Se7en. Who doesn't want to spend all night browsing through all sorts of different scholarly works? Then I watch this video and get chills:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Freeze Frame

School started Monday. Yoga started the day before that. Swimming started Tuesday. Registered for all my classes Wednesday. And, of course, I worked everyday but Tuesday. So why does it feel like it's been about a month since Saturday? Everyone has their own little theory on how time passes when you're busy, bored, having fun, etc., but seriously is there any actual unifying theory? I'm going to assume that Einstein's relativity plays right into this whole debate but I'm not exactly sure how and you don't care anyway. I mean, as far as I know, I haven't travelled at or near the speed of light all week.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Year?

So yeah, I'm pretty sure I've been avoiding the subject of New Year's like that ugly girl that you kissed last night but only because you thought she was someone else and the vodka was aiding your delusion. No resolutions here and, no, it's not because I think I'm perfectz. I am using a change in school and work schedules to implement some new health practices and since school is related to the calendar then I guess it has something to do with the New Year but only indirectly. Swimming. I'm taking up swimming. As exercise. And yoga. As meditation/exercise. Any suggestions?