Sunday, February 22, 2009
http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/ Random Photos
http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 Random quotes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random Random information
Does anyone know if there is a site where I can pick up random music?
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
*Wow! That's some excessive punctuation, non?!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Well, all, Happy VD '09! A faithful reader (yes, I have faithful readers!) gave me this deformed and cracked mutant m&m to use for the blog, as part of the "may you find love in unexpected places" series. Thank you M&Mily! I am certain that there is a perfect metaphorical meaning for this candy coated holiday, but right now all I can come up with is "if you carry love around in your pocket for two days before remembering to take a picture of it, you will see its true significance; love may be lint-covered, battered, and have a funky spot on top, but the chocolate-y, peanuty goodness of it will never be diminished." Poetic, non? Perhaps I will send this to the Hallmark folk and let them use it, free of charge, cuz I'm cool like that. By the way, just so you know, m&m's WILL melt in your hands, or your car, or your pocket. They're made out of CHOCOLATE, for heaven's sake!
The way chocolate melts has to do with how a solid changes its molecular structure with the application of heat, and that is science, which makes for a smooth, organic segue to my next topic (clever, how I did that, huh! Watch and learn, kids!), which is that Thursday marked the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Charles Darwin. I am a big fan of Darwin, though I get a little tired of his constant need to prove himself, but apparently, that's how scientist are, all factual and "can I recreate said process?" What's wrong with theoretical science? Nothing! I like Darwin because I like evolution. I think we should all evolve, even if it means giving up things like our appendixes. Remember, 'evolve' spelled backwards is 'evlove', which is newspeak for the love of everything. In the great state of Texas, the Board of Education just decided that teachers would not have to teach "the strengths and weaknesses" of the Theory of Evolution as part of their curriculum. In other words, they could just teach the theory as a scientifically accepted principle instead of pointing out that maybe humans came into being because God made Adam in His image and then created Eve out of his rib. Texas decided to leave that theory for Sunday School. Chalk one up for Darwin! I raise one opposable thumb up in your honor!
I have been informed by a reliable source - the blog of a psychic who is also a real professor - that today marks the actual dawning of the Age of Aquarius. http://www.keen.com/CommunityServer/UserBlogPosts/PSYCHIC_PATTURNS/Aquarian-Alignment-Valentines-Day-2009/439177.aspx
Finally! I am so sick of falsehoods and derisions and am so ready for golden crystal revelations and the mind's true liberation! Unfortunately, it appears that the celestial alignment that ushers in harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding began at 7:25 am and only lasts for 18 minutes. Ain't that a kick in the pants.
Happy Day anyway!
P.S. Thank you KB, E.D., Anna, Dad, AES, Linda and Scherry and Big John for your VD love. (Eww!) This wicked spinster truly appreciates that you think of me!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
3. We have been studying the Holocaust in class. I learned a lot from my students' research projects, but here are some things that stuck out in my mind: Zyklon B, the cyanide based poison that was used to gas six million Jews, was invented by a Jewish man named Fritz Haber, who was a Nobel Prize winner. Ironic, huh? The kid also told us that cyanide occurs naturally in cassava, lima beans, soy, spinach and tapioca pudding, but we probably won't be eating enough of these things to cause death. Quite the relief, non? He said the primary way earthlings (his word, not mine) ingest cyanide is by smoking cigarettes, and that he heard on the news that in the 70's a man put cyanide into Tylenol and that it only took five grains to kill a person.
Mental note to self: watch this kid, and don't take any of his drugs or creamy desserts, even if he gives them as Valentine's Day presents. Fun and delicious, but not worth the risk.
4. The Crips (or is it the Bloods?) have adopted the Star of David as their symbol. Weird, huh? I have always been a little suspicious of Sammy Davis, Jr., and am going to do some further research on him and his crew.
5. The word 'mocco' means 'booger' in Spanish, though I think only if it is a masculine booger. I also learned that anything you can spell with a 'c' is cooler if you spell it with a 'k', like 'koffee' or 'kaka'. I learned this when someone tagged (oldsters: that means "performed an act of vandalism, specifically graffiti, in the effort to gain acknowledgement or claim territory") the front of our school with enormous MOKO's on the steps and on the windows of the principal's office. Skool is kool.