May 15th, 2005

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Goddammit, don't do what I'm doing!

For heaven's sake, don't look at __harder if you are having a migraine attack!

UPDATE: For Pete's sake, don't try to go to sleep with the migraine headache, it'll just get worse!

Me scribas en Ido. Me es malada e deziras taso de teo. Mea spozino sempre dicas "Drinkez tua teo!" ma ofte me ne savas; me ne deziras male dormar. Ma olu helpas mea malado. Quo facar?
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Looking along the timeline with back to the future

When my elders discussed what they were doing when John F. Kennedy got shot, if I were to join in I would have to say I was napping, because that's what my mother remembered. She was watching the soap operas and I, being two years old, was napping. In short, I was too young to remember it.

Now I'm the one recalling things that others are too young to remember. But, you know, I don't really remember the past at all well. I mean, yes, when I was nine years old and my family was falling apart I promised myself I'd remember what it was like to be a kid, and then I forgot that oath for a few years in my early 20s and then remembered and have never let go of it. It was at school during recess that I made the oath, and I remember that aspect of the past. But what I don't remember well is the world in which I lived.

It's not the stuff like there being no such title as "Ms." or not having computers or hand calculators or the television having tubes in it instead of integrated circuits. I'm talking about the Internet. I've been using this Internet thing since the late 1980s, and now I don't remember what it was like to be isolated from people all over the world, people of all different countries. It really made a difference for me, because I was always much less socially anxious over the Internet than in person, and I was really quite sick in the head, and then all of a sudden I was able to meet people and in fact met my wife that way, when to do so was still a novelty.

One wonders what it was like, for scholars, in ancient Alexandria when the great library was built there.
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Me es romantika viro.

You scored as A Romantic. You're a romantic through and through. You may not ever have very many partners, but it's ok. You know that it's about the person who you're having it with, and that the sex is more of a fun biproduct - a very fun biprodict. You know how to make your partner happy, and that's what it's all about.


A Romantic


A Slave To BDSM


Sex God




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What's a biprodict, some sort of reference book? Kristy occasionally collects old encyclopedias, so maybe she'd want a biprodict as well. That would make her happy, so maybe I should get her one. See, the quiz was right!
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Incomplete assimilation

It is nearing 14 years since I moved to Minnesota from New Jersey, and I do think of Minnesota as my home. There remains, however, one strong indicator that I have not been assimilated fully: the Minnesotans call it "Out East," but to me it is as much as ever "Back East," even though I don't want it to be.
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Okay, so I've only been in the airports at Charlotte and Detroit, sue me....

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I've also visited Ontario and Quebec, and that's everywhere I've been since birth. It's sort of pathetic that I've been a Minnesotan all these years and the only neighbors I've been to are Ontario, Wisconsin, and Michigan -- for many years I usually forgot Michigan borders Minnesota, because the border is in Lake Superior.

Embryos don't count, or I'd have to add at least Alabama to the map, because it is where my DNA pattern was formed. Also airspace does not count.

This doesn't surprise me

Your Brain is 73.33% Female, 26.67% Male

Your brain leans female

You think with your heart, not your head

Sweet and considerate, you are a giver

But you're tough enough not to let anyone take advantage of you!

What this test shows is that when tested against a superior male the cultural gender stereotypes break down. :)
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I've started the Esperanto course at

It's fun. I figure that Esperanto is similar enough to Ido that
studying them together will actually be easier than one at a time. It
didn't take long for me to see that Ido is better in more ways than
just not requiring accent markings. It sounds better and frankly it's
just plain beautiful, and it handles gender much better, and I prefer
its vocabulary for what little I know. But there is a lot of reading
material in Esperanto and I want to be able to read it and recite it.

I've told Kristy that she's going to be learning Ido because at some
point I'm going to start speaking it as my language around the house.
If I follow through on that, I'll probably be in a good position to
learn a "real" foreign language, something that has escaped me but not
for lack of trying (more because the language I tried was FRENCH! It
SHOULD have been Spanish or Norwegian. :)
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Uh, oh!

Okay, let's see. Tomorrow I see my head shrinker and since the last
time I saw him, a couple of weeks ago, I have joined several LJ
communities and Yahoogroups, gotten active in them, and started
learning two constructed languages, or three if you count buying a
used copy of "Interlingua a prime vista" and skimming through that a
little. And potentially deadly bipolar disorder runs in my family.

Maybe I should be worried. :)