Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sleep Deprivation

Methinks I'm a little giddy right now.

I've only slept about 3 of the last 36 hours, but oddly enough, now that it is night time and I can, indeed should, catch up on that a little bit, I am wide awake for the first time since 9:00 this morning. Would someone please explain this phenomenon to me.

He had one principle and he never violated it: He refused to say or do what was expected. For him, shocking people was a virtue; boring them was a sin.
-Edward Teller regarding Leo Szilard

Signing off

Sunday, April 20, 2008

My birthday present

Yup, a brand new camera. Now I can show you picture of all the interesting things in my life. The smoothie I made a little while ago for example:

Or I could have if blogger had not repeatedly accused me of making a bad request. Perhaps next time. It is too late to keep working on it now.

Random Excerpt from the page my history reader is open to right now:
A variety of causes have produced it: violent and prolonged internal disorder as in Russia and Hungary; the creation of new governments and their inexperience in the readjustment of economic relations, as in Poland and Czechoslovakia; the loss throughout the continent of efficient labour, through the casualties of war or the continuance of mobilisation; the falling off in efficiency trough continued underfeeding in the Central empires; the exhaustion of the soil from lack of the usual applications of artificial manures throughout the course of the war; the unsettlement of the minds of the labouring classes on the fundamental economic issues of their lives.
-Adam Smith The Economic Consequences of the Peace

Whew, that was a long sentence. I'm off to bed now, goodnight.

P.S. You may notice my title changing sporadically; I'm trying them on.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bekki tagged me to do this a couple of weeks ago.

ROCKSTAR NAME (first pet, current car): Duke Intrigue
YOUR GANGSTA NAME (fave ice cream flavor, favorite shoe): Vanilla Comfortable, doesn’t sound right. I think I will begin making things up; no one said I have to be honest. Mint Chip Stiletto (better, but not very menacing)
YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN NAME (favorite color, favorite animal): Deep Green Panther
YOUR STAR WARS NAME (the first 3 letters of you last name, first 2 of your first name): Ranch (in the star system I come from it is an old and respected name, I find your salad dressings highly offensive) Musth (which few beings have the anatomy to pronounce correctly.)
SUPER HERO NAME (second favorite color, favorite drink): Blue Water (again I reveal the boringness of my life)
NASCAR NAME (first names of your grandfathers): Billie William (Seriously! Well, before he changed his name it was that. Later it became Michael Billie)
STRIPPER NAME (favorite scent/cologne/perfume, favorite candy): Moonlight Path Ghirardelli Square
TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME (your 5th grade teacher's last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Brewer Boston
SPY NAME (your favorite season/holiday, fave flower): Winter’s Rose
CARTOON NAME (your favorite fruit, article of clothing you are wearing right now): Apricot Socks
HIPPIE NAME (what you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree): Poptart the-one-in-the-yard-of-the-house-where-I-grew-up

I’m not going to directly tag anyone, but if you feel inspired, consider yourself tagged.

I received several really good suggestions for a new title and have listed them all here for direct comparison.

Musing at Random
Muse Along
“Spend time every day listening to what your Muse is trying to tell you”
“The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.”
The Amus(ed)(ing) Muse
Musings, Chocolate, and Tea
Got Muse?
Muse-ic to my ears...
Random Ruminating Ramblings of a Random
Ruminations of a Muse
Randomly Musing
Just Randomly Musing

Some of them would also make suitable subtitles, or bits for my profile. It is proving to be a hard decision. As of now, the front runner is Muse Along, but I also like Just Randomly Musing and Musing at Random. I keep trying to combine them: Just Musing Along? Being the decisive person I am, I can’t make up my mind.

Today’s quote is a link because I want you to read the whole thing.
On the War on Terror

My bed calls to me. G'night

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Still alive

Hello everyone. Sorry that I have been gone for so long. Life was crazy for a while there; now it has slowed down but so has my internet access. I have been thinking about this poor abandoned blog though, and there are several things that I am eager to tell you about in the next few days. First off, I have read all of the suggestions both here and over at A Blessed Crazy Life for a new title, I like most of them and will compile them all together and pick one soon. I also got a really cool birthday present which I can't wait to share with you. Also I did a lot of sewing over spring break (thus the continuing lack of time to post), and I really want to share with you some of my creative brilliance (*snort*) as well as talk about my approach to sewing in general. Right now though, I have to be at church in 28 minutes, and I am not ready, so I must run, quickly.

“I think you have struck some first-class ideas and have put into definite shape a good deal of thought which has been floating about rather loosely.”
- Theodore Roosevelt in reference to Turner’s The Significance of the Frontier in American History