I am reading a book right now called Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck. The book is about one of China's Empresses in the late 1800s. I am really enjoying the book and there are a few things that have made me laugh. It is intriguing to read about other cultures, especially when the other culture is over a century old.
Anyhow, the thing that caught my attention and that I wanted to share was one of the terms of endearment that the Emperor uses with his Empress. He has called her, "My heart and liver" a few times. This is hilarious to me. I know that different cultures place different values on different body organs and such, by why the liver? What is so lovely about a liver that is needs to be used to articulate how much you love someone? Maybe they know something we don't? I think I'm going to do an experiment and start saying things like, "I love you with all my liver!". Somehow I don't think it will be recieved too well, but if it can work for the Emperor of China, it oughta work for me, too.
So to all my readers, I love you guys with all my liver!
As you can see if you have ever visited my blog before, I have a new look. I have been wanting to redo the style for a couple of months and just haven't had the time. It all started with the hosting of this blog switching from one place to another. The hosting change caused my other custom skin to be lost somewhere, which was fine because I was bored with it anyhow and wanted to change some things. So I had to use one of the generic skins that comes with the b2Evolution software. Then when I had time to do some stuff, I found out that I didn't have access to change anything because I lost a password from the server that I needed. So after getting the password and changing one little thing, I have been sitting here on the couch for about four hours installing, customizing, graphic editing, and such getting this baby to look sweeter than I was hoping. There are still a few issues that I will be working on as I get time, namely the lack of a header graphic. Such things take time, but I love the direction that it has taken, and the current look is very much improved. Hope you like it.
Here is a link to an article I found where scientists in Taiwan have bred pigs that are green and glow vibrantly in the dark...
"The scientists...say that although the pigs glow, they are otherwise no different from any others."
So they glow? No biggie, there just pigs, whatever! HA
If you who know me really well, you know that I love squirrels! I am fascinated by their graceful movements, their complex social interactions, and their personalities, among other things. Here is a news article that my girlfriend forwarded to me just a few minutes ago. Fascinating, I have NEVER heard of this happening, and I would be lying if I said this didn't make me love the little creatures even more!
I have Poison Oak, again.
Six weeks after the last time I had it, I have it again. I have not cleaned the camping gear out of my trunk since my backpacking trip because I am scared some of it might have Poison Oak on it. I read that Poison Oak can stay dormant on objects for up to two years. My fears were realized yesterday when I found some Poison Oak on my arm. The only way I can think of how I got it was from rummaging through my trunk to find some climbing gear that I used last weekend.
I'm telling you, this stuff is persistent!
Something happened to me last night that kinda tripped me out a bit. I have been going to sleep really early lately, probably around 9 or so. Anyhow, yesterday right before I got into bed I was picking some stuff up in my room and walked over to turn off the light. As I reached for the light I took of my glasses and tossed them to the floor by my bed. As my glasses were falling through the air, I flipped the light switch.
So imagine focusing on something, and then having it disapper in thin air. This is how I would describe what happened inside my brain as the light suddenly disappeared while my glasses were still falling, effectively leaving my brain thinking the glasses were suspended in mid-air.
I don't know why this messed with my head, but I couldn't stop thinking about it, even when I woke up. Like something out of a suspense movie.
So I have been complaining about my camera dying on me a lot lately. It's been pretty depressing because I love taking photos. A couple days ago I was talking with one of my friends and found out that he just got a new camera (the one that I want). The more we talked the more we found out how much we are into photography and didn't have a clue that the other was also. It was fun. So last night we got together to play with some photos that he took of us bouldering on Sunday. Anyhow to make a short story not too boring, he brought out is old film camera, a Canon EOS Rebel G, and handed it to me. He is letting me borrow it, How awesome is that! I have never used a film camera before and have been wanting to play around with old school film photography for a while now. What perfect timing, my digital camera is dying, and Justin was gracious enough to lend me his film camera! SWEET!
Anyhow here it is! I am already having so much fun just reading the manual on how to use it!
Micah and I won the event last weekend. It was alot of fun, and the win was great. The attendance was lower than I was expecting, thus, so was the payout. But I won enough money to pay off some unpaid rent, and also pay back the person that loaned me $50 entry fee to play the event in the first place.
The tournament was at La Mirada Disc Golf Course. It is a very enjoyable 36 hole course. Micah and I shot 26 under par for 36 holes to take the win by 3 strokes. The payout was $400, $200 each.
I knew in the back of my mind that we had to win or I wouldn't be able to pay my rent, I waited until after the win was sealed to tell Micah this small fact. LOL.
I need to find a way to remind myself that drinking caffiene because I am pissed off is only going to make things worse.
Now that I don't use narcotics any more, my subconsious has been forced to find other creative ways of dealing with things. Like loading up on caffiene for instance. I'm not even supposed to drink caffiene at all because of a heart condition I have, but sometimes the caffiene releases a little tension. Today, I got really angry about something, and cracked open a dr.pepper, then another, and now I am more jumpy than a jackrabbit, and a bit tense. Not so angry anymore, but still tense. And now I get to deal with cravings for the other drugs, yay.