Dec 22, 2007 at 11:38 AM
Here is a great list of reasons to ban guns. I've never heard a more compelling argument.


I'm in CW right now trying to catch up with work while also on my honeymoon.


I am blissfully happy and very very nauseating to talk to. Michael this and Michael that and he's so great and I love him so much.


My little sister just broke up with Zane, so I'm intensely unhelpful. Al I can do is talk about my great new husband and she's broken hearted. I'm trying SOOOOO hard to be understanding though, because I've BEEN there.


My older sister kicks ass, I love her.


Vegas was amazing. We were upgraded to the Penthouse suite for free. I took a panorama of that place and will post the pictures soon. It was the 44th floor. It would have been dazzling if I'd been able to open the curtains. Michael's not fond of heights. All the more like Pretty Woman, honestly. The hot tub was the size of my car.

Now we're staying in my sister's husband's father's condo in CW. Very posh. Fantastic view. I took a panorama of that as well, and will post after I can get a chance to photoshop it together for you. Spectacular view. Best in CW, and I'm having a blast hanging out with Michael in that condo.


Well, I'm trying to stuff some work into my morning before Michael wakes up. So I'll post another time soon.

Straight No Chaser - 12 Days

Dec 14, 2007 at 6:49 PM

Straight No Chaser - 12 Days

at 6:49 PM

On Wealth

at 1:31 PM
I'm surrounded by wealthy people in a minor mecca of oppulence in America, Palm Springs.

This morning, I went to the Hotel restaurant to eat, and I'm all smiles, because Michael/Woody is treating me very well.

The woman sitting at the next table is dripping with the ephemora of wealth, the gold earrings, the bejeweled sandals, the wristwatch that costs enough to feed a small third world country. Her wry face and staid elegance reeked of "I'm too much better than you to communicate to". She was trying to be as unhappy as possible while eating her 40 dollar waffle and fruit plate.

I had been talking to the waiter, his name is Ignacio, and he's from Michoacan, which I know something about. He's called Iggy by his friends. His wife was the omelette chef, and had done a spectacular job making me a spinach omelette (almost as good as the ones at the B&B back home that cost about 15% as much). I liked Iggy, he's a bright shining star of kindness and deserves the good tip I left.

Meanwhile, the lady at the next table treats him like the Mexican low-level help she sees him as, complaining about the service.

I smile at everyone, and look around me cheerfully, so every waiter and waitress in the place is treating me like royalty, and I'm getting some of the best table service I've ever had. My cup of coffee is refilled before I think about it, my orange juice runneth over.

The lady at teh next table accidentally knocks her napkin off, and I get it from the floor and use the opportunity to strike up a conversation. She's here for a weekend of golf with her husband, and I start running tone scale drills on her. Eventually, she's laughing deep belly laughs and talking about how funny those working husbands are, taking you places and disappearing for hours to work.

We walked out together, still smiling.

She's going to have a better weekend now, I think.

Basically, it's just more proof to me that money has nothing to do with happiness.

Back home in Myrtle Pt, a guy named Tim is happily working for a probably tiny wage, lugging wood around the Hardware store, living his life in constant happiness, because he's a great person and his life is a generally happy one that he has created for himself.

I know about 20 people in Myrtle Pt, who collectively make less than that woman's husband does, but her mood was sour and dry. I really found her to be in need of help, company, someone to talk to.

The money means nothing. I pay attention to the emotional tone someone displays, the willingness to communicate, to help. How real are they? What does the social veneer cover?

Can they be of value to others?

That's the real sign of a successful life.

Early Morning in the Woods

Dec 10, 2007 at 9:03 PM

It was a beautiful morning this morning. Everything was crisp and covered in ice. The ground does not give beneath your feet any more than pavement when it gets cold here.

It was bitter bitter cold this morning, and this photo doesn't really convey how pretty it was out this morning at dawn. For one thing, it doesn't show the amazing fog very well, and you can only tell it's fristy out because the grass is the wrong color.

But trust me, I loved it.

I'm definitely going to miss the woods.

Fox News 13 Tampa Bay Kills Expose Story

Dec 9, 2007 at 10:44 PM

This is my old news station - no surprise to me that they tweaked the news - watch til the end and you'll get why this relates.

A dozen times I watched them tell a story about the church and spin it totally bass ackward, so it's nice to see that someone is exposing this station as a seriously skewed station.

My guess is they all are - NewsChannel 8 wasn't much beter.

Stop counter-postulating yourself

at 5:05 PM
Hi -

I have something to say.

You create your own tomorrow. If you choose to fill that tomorrow (in your postulate, considerations, goals and purposes) with doubt, and you choose to fill your life with assignations of responsibility to others, to unknown or all-powerful forces (like fate, luck, God, your horoscope, your mom, the economy, the housing market, etc), you will get what you have put there. There are no unknown forces. There are no secrets, there are no mysteries. Everything that you need to handle is already right there in your own universe, in your life already.

If the basic books of Scientology have taught me anything, it's how to align my life and my goals so that they match.

Whether or not you want to be a Scientologist, I recommend reading the Basic books of Scientology. No education in life is complete without them.


at 4:58 PM
Hi -

I have a ridiculous number of places to be this month, and will keep you posted what's happening with me while I'm traveling.

I love the changes that are happening in my life right now. They're all from doing the basics.

I'm going to be on the road for a bit here, but will have the laptop and the means to work while I'm jet setting.

What a change from my usual routine, huh? I usually stay in the cabin all winter, occasionally running to town for supplies, if the roads are clear. I'm going to be flying all over the US this month, and making my VSD happen in my job is going to be really interesting and difficult - but I love a challenge and I welcome change.

I'm one of THEM now

Dec 3, 2007 at 9:19 PM
Hi all.

I generally am known for being one of those people who hates it when couples fall all over themselves to talk about how unbelievably happy they are.

I figured out yesterday that the sole reason for that is because I've never been there before.

So, anyway, I found THAT GUY and I'm all gaga for him. It's sickening (and I love it). I spent 6 hours with my best friend yesterday picking apart the first date and gushing about him.

His name's Michael. He drove 13 hours straight to meet me. It was way worth it. I knew right away that this guy was the guy I'm going to spend my life with.

You'll be hearing more about him very shortly. We both have a rather fast speed of particle flow, so I expect we'll be married within a few months.

More Proof that Math and Art come at the same subject from different angles

Dec 1, 2007 at 5:50 AM

Moebius Transformations Revealed

The geek in me, no matter how I try to cram it down deep, keeps on making me find new things out.

In case you're wondering, the piece in the background is "Of Foreign Lands and People" by Schumann, one of my personal favorites to play.

No more need to travel to see the world

at 5:23 AM
You have got to check this out. Amazing.

Start clicking anywhere in the picture you want to zoom in.