Monthly Archives: June 2013

Welcome to

By | June 28, 2013

I was figuring out how to move the earth today for when the sun gets too hot to sustain life, and the asteroid gravity-assist is the method I arrived at as well. I hadn’t yet figured how long it would take, but that seems reasonable. Wouldn’t have thought of the solar sail as that seems… Read More »

DOMAnation

By | June 28, 2013

DOMA is no more. And a good thing, too. But it’s clear that the culture wars aren’t being fought with the same intensity, that for the most part except the diehards the main part of the Republican mandarins (if not yet the shock troops) are deciding that in the quest to give businesses everything they… Read More »

Approaching four

By | June 27, 2013

Things that are true after losing a large amount of weight and keeping it off for about-to-be four years: 1) If you can’t stand being hungry ever, you will fail. 2) The best way to resist temptation is to not have it to hand. 3) Have a cheat day, but never cheat any other time.… Read More »

Switch

By | June 27, 2013

Was a woman in my dream again. I think I might’ve been a variant of Sarah Polley in the Dawn of the Dead universe. I didn’t realize it until I woke up and thought about it for a moment because of course feeling like a woman just feels like being human. Sometimes dreams are so… Read More »

Itinerant

By | June 26, 2013

I don’t feel a connection with any city that I’ve ever lived in. Not Lake City. Not Charlotte. Not Bellingham. Not Seattle. Not Sharm El Sheikh. Not Chengdu. And not St. Petersburg. I just have no ties to them that make me feel anything – not talking about people, but the actual places. Guess I… Read More »

No Such Agency

By | June 24, 2013

Like the NSA spying “revelations,” I am surprised that anyone was surprised that an old Southern white lady is a bit racist. Shit, I grew up in the South. Ninety percent of everyone I knew was just like this; my closest at the time childhood friend once said, “We had ‘em in slavery once, and… Read More »

Polley-nomial time

By | June 24, 2013

Figure I’ve been carping and complaining too much around here. Sarah Polley. Love everything she’s ever been in, and can’t wait to see the documentary she’s made. Check out ths interview with her. Then watch this. This sequence is one of the best openings* of any film of its type due to Polley’s reactions and… Read More »

Blogs

By | June 24, 2013

Blogs are once again becoming less stylish and less used – mostly the consequence of mass migration to social crap like Facebook. Perfectly fine with me. It just means the smarter people who can handle long-form, complex discussion will still visit blogs while the simpering masses will inhabit Facebook. I see no problem here. I’d… Read More »

Hired

By | June 22, 2013

I was reading this article about hiring. I’ve hired a lot of people in my life. Many of them turned out to be terrible. Some turned out to be great. I had no way to predict this from the interviews. Something I’ve always wanted to try but no HR department would allow is to hire… Read More »