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Thursday, September 07, 2006

9:38 AM: Hung Up

sometimes when things are going well you suddenly gain perspective. you see that maybe things don't get any better. maybe someone can't do any better. suddenly flaws are clear. maybe you never had confidence in them and never will.

can these kinds of things be true?

sometimes there are stories where people fight to improve a situation, and just when it seems to go really well they give up. they give up because they realize their cause is lost.

are they right to do this?

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

5:59 PM: STS-121

why does the space program seem so amazing to me? i think it is amazing because it represents hope, hard work, and the power of science and rational thinking. i know that there are politics at nasa and worries about money. i know that it has good and bad people in it, like most other groups of people. but the crews, the missions, the launches, the pride that people take in it... ah.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

3:22 PM: This Little Piggy

which i drew

this web site says i am:
"... a realist."
"... believe in tradition, are friendly, and remember dates (birthdays, etc.)."
"... emotional and naive, they care little for details and are a risk-taker." hey!
"... secure, stubborn, and stick to their ideals," and
"... a good listener."

and it also had something to say about my sex life. that was an error, because i have no sex life.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

4:08 PM: 

i made a doll...

elouai's doll maker 3

Monday, June 05, 2006

6:26 PM: Ramblin

i had a strange night last night. i went to my classmate's apartment around 10 pm. we were going to study. first he didn't have an ethernet cable long enough to connect my computer to his router, so i went to my apartment to get one. then his router wouldn't work and we fiddled with it. finally it worked, and i checked my email. i rambled for a while on one of my mailing lists because i wanted to procrastinate. i thought one of the cranky old unix folks would chew me out for that, but there isn't any fallout yet. then i actually got work done! but i was up until 5 am. so i slept on the couch there for three hours, went to my apartment, showered, and went to work (where i was late, because my bus hadn't come).

in the afternoon i went to the seminary bookstore and found out that an author i'd seen in l.a. was speaking at the sister store in two hours. i went, and coughed up about fifty dollars for two copies of the book. i plead sleep deprivation. i hope it was worth it. this author was hitchhiking his book tour, and he thanked his last ride, who he'd brought with him. the person was old, maybe in his 70's. he looked surprised and said it had been the first time he'd picked up a hitchhiker in forty years.


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