A trip to the park without my phone, zune, and/or camera? Ehh.
I turn 33 today, and I am happy, because it is a number that is divisible by 11. To celebrate, I am gonna get super fucked up this weekend!!! How often does a birthday fall on Friday? I have on one of my new outfits, and I am going to start by going to Ten tonight after work for a Vodka Tonic or two, or ten.
Yay for the day I was born!!!
A little bird told me to check her out. She was a cool lady...
“If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.”
“When you're dead, you're dead. That's it.”
“I am at heart a gentleman.”
"I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself. "
"In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact. "
"Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him."
Consciousness IS a terrible curse.
Friday Night: Shopping and Sushi/Drinks at Mockingbird Station...
This is afterward, on the train ride from Mockingbird Station to White Rock Lake Station.
On the train:
Just got off, hehe:
Can you see it?:
I love night time.:
I love my new bag too:
I'm wearing earrings? I must have been drunk...:
I've pasted Webster's Word of the Day below.
What say we have a little friendly competition, since you have such a way with words, and you and I both love games?
I'll post the word, then you and I (and anyone else that wants to) can post gspots competing for the best (most eloquent/creative/innovative/interesting) use of the word in a sentence.
Submissions considered until 12AM CST...
Let me know if I've forgotten anything,
... and ...
The Word of the Day for February 18, 2010 is:
flexuous • \FLEK-shuh-wus\ • adjective
*1 : having curves, turns, or windings
2 : lithe or fluid in action or movement
The last leg of the trail is a flexuous path leading up the mountain to a spectacular panoramic view of the valley.
Did you know?
English author Thomas Hardy was fond of the word "flexuous" and described his dark-haired Tess as "the most flexuous and finely-drawn figure." "Flexuous" may be a synonym of "curvy," but it's not the word most likely to be chosen these days to describe a shapely woman. The botanists' use of "flexuous" to describe plant stems that aren't rigid is a more typical use today. But don't let that tendency deflect you from occasionally employing this ultimately quite flexible word. Stemming straight from Latin "flectere," meaning "to bend," it can also mean "undulating" or "fluid." It might, for example, be used of writing or music, or of something or someone that moves with a fluid sort of grace.
*Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.
The moon was incredible tonight. When I got home from poisoning my son with some of the local fast food fare, I ran inside to grab my camera. But, alackday, and fuck my luck! I neglected to unplug my camera battery charger rig - had to run inside and get the big lumix, in lieu of my usual point and shoot lumix. The results are attached hereto:
Went to the Kidrobot store here in Dallas for the first time yesterday. Damn they have a bunch of expensive uesless stuff, almost all of it beyond awesome.
I got a very cool little zipper pull - it's a smorkin' mushroom, designed by Kozik.
I just wish they had some, well, more utilitarian items. Still, love it, love it, love it.
Try your luck...
From Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut:
"Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this
moment. There is no why."
* * *
``The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when
a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the
past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments,
past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist. The
Tralfamadorians can look at all the different moments just that way we can
look at a stretch of the Rocky Mountains, for instance. They can see how
permanent all the moments are, and they can look at any moment that
interests them. It is just an illusion we have here on Earth that one
moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once a moment
is gone it is gone forever.
When a Tralfamadorian sees a corpse, all he thinks is that the
dead person is in a bad condition in that particular moment, but that the
same person is just fine in plenty of other moments. Now, when I myself
hear that somebody is dead, I simply shrug and say what the
Tralfamadorians say about dead people, which is `so it goes.' ''
'We know how the Universe ends,' said the guide, 'and Earth has
nothing to do with it, except that it gets wiped out, too.'
'How-how does the Universe end?' said Billy.
'We blow it up, experimenting with new fuels for our flying
saucers. A Tralfamadorian test pilot presses a starter button, and the
whole Universe disappears.' So it goes.
``If You know this," said Billy, 'isn't there some way you can
prevent it? Can't you keep the pilot from pressing the button?'
``He has always pressed it, and he always will. We always let him
and we always will let him. The moment is structured that way.'
OK, I admittedly stayed up way too late last night, so I was kinda hoping I would have a snow day. Once my crippling distress abated, and I went outside, I was actually pleased to have an excuse to go out in it. Snow like this is unusual in Dallas, so I found it both novel and beautiful.
Started out the day waiting for the bus at my usual stop, but it looked rather unusual on this fine morning...
The snow, which ostensibly started last night, was still coming down.
I was glad I decided to wear boots at the last minute, instead of heels...
I was glad I ride the bus - I wouldn't want to drive in this!
Snowing and windy on my arrival downtown:
It is actually coming down pretty hard!
But my intrepid bus driver got me to my destination without mishap.
So I could get on my computer and tell the world about my adventure...
Here's how I feel about snow, even when it's pretty:
Close the door, put out the light.
No, they won't be home tonight.
The snow falls hard and don't you know?
The winds of Thor are blowing cold.
They're wearing steel that's bright and true
They carry news that must get through, oooh
They choose the path where no-one goes.
They hold no quarter...
OK, I love the Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs Boson, and I got a little excited when I read this article, thinking maybe there were some new developments.
Then, I read this line:
"If it is there, we have a reasonable chance of seeing it," said Gillies, referring to the particle which Scots physicist Peter Higgs said three decades ago would explain how matter came together and created the universe and everything in it." ...
... and I was like, uh, Lame. If it's there, we have a reasonable chance of seeing it? I mean, really? Come on. Hardly worth writing about.
Still love it, though.
"Big Bang" collider may reveal mystery particle
GENEVA (Reuters) - Scientists operating the "Big Bang" particle collider at CERN could solve the mystery of what gives mass to matter during a nearly two-year non-stop run lasting until late 2011, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
James Gillies told Reuters the long-sought but elusive Higgs Boson particle could well appear during the extended experiment after the world's biggest and most expensive scientific machine is turned on again later this month.
"If it is there, we have a reasonable chance of seeing it," said Gillies, referring to the particle which Scots physicist Peter Higgs said three decades ago would explain how matter came together and created the universe and everything in it.
Gillies said the 18-24 month operation of the machine, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research on the Swiss-French border near Geneva, would produce a huge amount of information.
Even if the Higgs Boson was not revealed, it would not mean that it did not exist. After the first long run and a year's break for preparations, the LHC would be turned on again at the highest possible energy level.
"It may be that we require that intensity to capture it," Gilles added.
The LHC was first turned on in September 2008 but had to be shut down after a huge explosion in the 27-kilometre (16.78 mile) circular tunnel through which it runs deep underground. The focus of the LHC is the collision of particles moving in opposite directions at high energy.
The billions of collisions, each creating conditions that existed a minute fraction of a second after the "Big Bang" when the universe began 13.7 billion years ago, will produce data that some 10,000 scientists at CERN and around the world will record and analyze.
The matter spewed out by the primeval explosion eventually produced the stars, planets and life on Earth -- but the Higgs theory says this was only possible if something like the Boson brought matter together, giving it mass.
The LHC ran for some two months at the end of last year, staging particle beam collisions in the tunnel at an energy up to 2.36 tera-electron volts (TeV), the highest ever achieved.
The next, long run with no winter break was decided at a meeting of CERN physicists, engineers and managers in Chamonix, France, last week. Gillies said the collision energy would be turned up gradually to 7 TeV when it got under way.
Toward the end of next year, the collider will be closed down again for up to 12 months, allowing engineers to prepare the tunnel and the huge amount of equipment there for collisions at 14 TeV in the following run, probably starting in 2013.
(Editing by Jonathan Lynn and Tim Pearce)
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