Saturday, September 24, 2005

Small world

So, just now now, Ariel came into the room - she just got off the phone with her parents...
Today at work, her dad was talking about how his daughter's in Africa and a guy he happened to be working with said, 'Africa, I know somebody in Africa' - said my name, Ariel's dad said, "that name sounds familiar' and so asked Ariel tonight if she knew me!

Anyone know who I know working in metal or tin workings across from State Fair park? I have my guesses, but not really sure....

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At least I know ppl still read this....

STILL can't get into my e-mail! grrr...
80s party at provincials, found some black spandex capri pants - with my heels, black spandex tank top and lacy skirt from Aiyisha worn as a one shoulder shirt, plus the poofy hair and blue eye makeup ;) it's all good.....

Great (slightly edited) quote from the other day:
Me (in random musing): What if God doesn't play dice, he plays sheepshead?
Mat George: Then we're all f***ed!

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Friday, September 23, 2005

the end

Well that will be awkward, but it worked. Now if I could just get into my e-mail!!!

I didn't want to put this here, but it seems best option: Mommy, check Emmie's journal EMOO82 (under friends) and then call her if you can help - I know you have an extra person but it's still one less than before. Here's her #:
milw area code - my birthday minus the 1st digit - first 2 of the last 4 of my ssn and then # of brothers daddy has and then # of toilets on your property
Thanks mommy

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By the time he was 13, Hawking's hero was the atheist philosopher and mathematician, Bertrand Russell. At the same age, two of Hawking's friends became Christians as a result of the 1955 Billy Graham London campaign. According to his 1992 biographers, Hawking stood apart from these encounters with "a certain amused detachment." There is nothing in A Brief History of Time that deviates in a significant way from the religious views of the 13-year old Stephen Hawking." from

I guess that fits pretty well with the view of his quote - anyone ideas on this? .... Daddy?

P.S. There's Richard Feynman stamps! nobody wants to put those on letters to me?

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So how much do these quotes have to do with religious background?

Well I found that Hawking falls much more into the lack-there-of category in religious background - his mom was a British communist and when his friends started to follow Billy Grahm (whose newsletters my aunt always sends me), he stood back and just observed with a sly smile. Here's the info I found:

"The principle influence in his early life was his mother, Isabel. Isabel Hawking was a member of the Communist Party in England in the 1930's, and her son has carried a good bit of that intellectual baggage right through his life.

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So today's pondering that's actually been making me wonder for a few days:
Obviously people's scientific / professional quotes have a lot to do with their work - but...

All of us are somehow influenced by our upbringings and backgrounds, and in general our religion or lack-there-of is a big part of that background - so...

[first, I don't have the exact quotes here, forgive me]
Einstein said "God does not play dice" - fits rather well with the structure of his Judaic background, whether or not he ascribed to that later in life.

Hawking's refute that not only does he [God]throw them, he sometimes throws them where they can not be seen obviously has quite a different perspective

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blasted thing

ok - maybe it's just too long... we'll try piece-meal

It was great to get on aim last night (the other night) and talk to those of you who were there to talk to me. Mommy and Emmie: plhhhhh! But I love you anyway.
Hey Wendy! Rhythm is Gonna Get You just came on and it reminded me of you ;)

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i keep trying to post an actual post - it won't let me, just short stuff.... grr......

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but why!!!

test again

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testing update capabilities

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

blasted vampiring e-mail

wow - i haven't used vampire in a really long time...

once again i could read e-mail but not write (or forward, so don't think I don't love God, Iwe!)
Caitlin, I would have responded - miss you hun
Mommy, thanks for the e-mail that made me cry; I bet you can guess which one that was - wish I could have forwarded it to Caitlin, Emmie, Wendy, Katie.... I looked at all Katrina's pics (on dial-up!), I really liked the ones of her and daddy

This was from Amy and I would have filled it and sent it, but, well, yeah...

1) What color are your kitchen plates? no kitchen, no plates, but my bowls are beige

2) What book are you reading now? Dante's Divine Comedy (cuz I finished my Quantum Physics book)

3) What's on your mouse pad? kwiina (that means none, no mouse pad here in Choma)

4) What's your favorite board game? Trivial Pursuit...or maybe 20 Questions, with the right people

5) Favorite magazine? Scientific America or the Vicki's catalog if that counts

6) Favorite smell? my zen candle

7) Least favorite smell? imbebe pee (rats)

8) What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? do i want to get up yet

9) Favorite color(s)? yellow and blue

10) Least favorite color? brown

11) How many rings before you answer the phone? well, see it was two, when it rang, but it's gone - sadness :(

12) Future child's name? Elysium Eden

13) Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla - unless you're talking about...nevermind

14) Do you like to drive fast? my bike?

15) Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? Anyone not met Daddy Bunny?

16) Thunderstorms: well, they were cool when I didn't live in a mud hut

17) What type was your first car? Pontiac 6000 :) thanks mommy and daddy

18) If you could meet one person dead or alive? Richard Feynman

19) Favorite alcoholic drink? here: Amarula and coke, when rich: Henney

20) What is your sign and your birthday? Aries/ April 5

21) Do you eat the stems of broccoli? I miss broccoli

22) If you could have any job, what would it be? yeah.. i shld really figure that one out

23) If you could have any color hair, what would it be? red

24) Is the glass half-full or half-empty? half full

25)Favorite TYPE of movie? dark comedy

26) Do you type with your fingers on the right keys? um - no

27) What's under your bed? a box of candles, an empty scotch bottle, dead (hopefullY) ants, imbebe poop and probably some imbebe sometimes - plus fuzzies from the blanket - I move the bed and sweep it out at least once a month, but it's still icky

28) What is your favorite number? 7

29) Favorite sport to watch? Football - REAL football, not this dumb soccer crap

30) What is your single biggest fear? mini busses

31) Say one thing about the person who sent this to you? randomly wonderful

32) Person most unlikely to respond to this? gee - not sending it

33) Person most likely to respond? ditto

34) Favorite CD? lately X&Y that Timmy brought me back from America - he didn't even know I really wanted it!

35) Favorite TV Show? Insidingo (yeah, none of you know what that is - South African soap opera)

36)Ketchup or mustard? mustard! I miss that too...

37) Hamburgers or hot dogs? right....

38) Favorite soft drink? oh - you mean softie? pineapple fanta

39) The best place you have ever been? Milwaukee

40) What screen saver is on your computer right now? not mine - no screensaver

41) Burger King or McDonalds? Truckers

42) What did you want to be when you were little? a Bond girl :)

Ok guys - miss everyone tons - in Choma until Sat so if the internet co-operates I might be back

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Actually from yesterday...

...but it wouldn't let me update

Somehow I feel like there's nothing to write - and with how rarely I update, no one to read it anyway. So... I'll just do this i-tunes survey again now that I'm somewhere where I have access to that..
At least you know I haven't been in a bus accident.

My iTunes:
How many total songs? 9187 (running out of room....)

Sort by Song Title
First: 'S Wonderful - Ella Fitzgerald
Last: עלה נישא ברוח (Hebrew Track 1)- עידן רייכל (Hebrew)

Sort by Time
First: Spectograph - Spectograph
Last: Diversity Meeting - Mateyo (If you don't want to include my recordings then it's Exit Music - The Polyphonic Spree)

Sort by Album
First: 'Martini Lounge' - Esquivel
Last: ממעמקים (Hebrew) - עידן רייכל (Hebrew)

Sort by Artist
First: Tearin' Up My Heart - 'Nsync
last: skipping the Hebrew, She's Not There - The Zombies

Ten Most Played Songs
1. Hey Ya - Outkast
2. Roses - Outkast
3. Dracula's Wedding - Outkast
4. "C" Is For Cookie - Cookie Monster
5. Business - Eminem
6. karmaboc - maki
7. Gone - 'Nsync
8. Loverman - Metallica
9. Venus - Air
10. Here for the Party - Gretchen Wilson

10 Recently Played
1. Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
2. Pollution - Limp Bizkit
3. Bicycle Built For Two - Cedarmont Kids
4. Big Pimpin' - Jay-Z
5. 8 Miles and Runnin'(Feat. Freeway) - Jay-Z
6. Confrontation (with Val Jean) - Javert
7. Stars - Javert
8. Son of a Preacherman - Janis Joplin
9. Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
10. American Pie - Don McLean

Find "sex." How many songs show up? 64 (but hey, that includes David EsSEX and all the Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic album songs and the Sex Mobb Does Bond album and the Sex Pistols
Find "death." How many songs show up? 13
Find "love." How many songs show up? 446

[How come 26 seems so much more than 22? and should it matter?]

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