February 23rd, 2005

10 things i've done that you probably haven't...

i don't usually do these things, but this one is amusing...

10. sung the star spangled banner on Red Square on July 4th.
9. lost a flip-flop in a Russian river. (is it cheating to pick two from the same trip? oh well. :) )
8. been in an LDR, moved across the country to where the other half of said LDR was... and immediately gotten into an LDR with someone in the place from which i moved. (actually, some of the poly folks on my list might be able to shoot this one down.)
7. taken Astrophysics in high school from a gentleman who also taught at Duke and chastised us for not being as smart as the Duke folks. (actually, nolly, did you take Astro?)
6. spent the night in an underground cavern.
5. lived with an ex of mine and his fiance. (then, a few years later, lived with an ex and his wife.)
4. had to serve as half an easel while working as stage crew, and gotten painted on in the process.
3. been payed to play video games while taking phone calls in a call center.
2. slept through the night while a series of tornadoes tore up the Girl Scout camp i was at, and then a few years later, slept through a tornado while it landed two streets from my house, tearing up my subdivision (our house, thankfully, was fine.)
1. played a narcoleptic halfling in a D&D campaign.

heh. it was hard to come up with ten. it's not been a boring life, but people who read this were around for a lot of the interesting stuff...

people like you like chairs like me

so, Bruce Sterling was talking on campus tonight. i've read one of his books (more are on the todo list, but the to read list has been growing, and my time to read has been shrinking woefully) and the talked looked like it would be interesting, so we went. and it was interesting. he spoke about sci fi/speculative fiction and design, and how the fit together, and imaging what might be possible, and how to make it so, and how a sci fi author ends up as a "visionary-in-residence", and where techology might be headed, and all kinds of stuff.

it was really swifty, and a good use of an evening.

unfortunately, i have about a half an hour more of being functional, with the way things have gone this week, and just a little more homework to finish for tomorrow...
books_two, books2, books

(no subject)

oh, and having two libraries i can check books out of now, including one that's a big bad university library with stuff that the public library is likely not to have? crack. pure crack, i tell you.

i need to find a nice receptionist job this summer that has no expectations other than that i answer the phone and read. a lot. :)

well, except for the fact that i've decided that i don't really want to ride a desk this summer, if i can help it. too bad there's not a lot of market for getting paid to read on the beach.

time to go to bed and well, read, now. :)