Monday, February 28, 2005
Sunday, February 27, 2005
1) I've spent a bunch of mental energy of late remembering those people in high school that were more assertive and self-confident than myself in the realm of dating and pondering how bygone times might have been different.
2) Thinking about those folks that stayed the course, followed the rules, conformed to society, work 8-5, and have nice cars, spacious houses, lawn service to keep the elegant yards, weekly maid service to fend off the filth and other things that fall under Gluttony and Greed and further contribute to Wrath and Sloth.
Having sex is the high point of most women's days, while commuting is the low point. And most women like being with their kids less than they admit...with 6 being the strongest and 0 the weakest women gave "intimate relations" a positive score of 5.10
Female orgasm is in the genes
A woman's ability to reach orgasm is partly due to her genes and the relative importance of environmental factors versus genes seems to vary depending on whether a woman masturbates, has sexual intercourse or oral sex.Note: This study was done with 3000 Australian female twins including genetically identical twins and non-identical twins. Somewhere out there is a very, very happy research assistant (tick that one off as Envy).
The researchers found that when women try to reach orgasm through masturbation about half (51%) of their chance of success depended on their genes. When they had penetrative sex, genes accounted for just 31% of their chance of success, and 37% when a women and her partner used other methods.
...may support the theory that orgasm plays a role in evolution such as to retain sperm
Orgasms play tricks on your mind-brain
Orgasms activate parts of the brain responsible for euphoria and pleasure, but also emotion...orgasms are better if you're in love. ...we tend to have orgasms with the right side of our brainNote: Does this make lefties better lovers?
"Drug companies should be including tests of orgasm function before marketing their drugs."Now there's a Quality Assurance job that sounds fun!
Orgasms can be such a pain
For some people reaching orgasm can be a painful experience – if they are the one per cent of the population who suffer from sexual headaches.
Too much sex gives you arthritis Uh. I'm at a loss for words.
Sex is good for you
Sex is good for your immune system as well as your ego...people who report having sex once or twice a week have elevated levels of an immune protein found in saliva which is the first line of defence against colds and fluSkip the flu shot! Stay in bed!
Why polygamous sex has its benefits
Three recent studies on sex reveal that polygamy holds biological benefits and dominated human history so much that it is imprinted in our genes.
...researchers discovered that while more men than women are squeezed out of the gene pool, Y chromosome variations indicate that those men whose genes survived tended to travel and to have multiple female partners.
Sex: do we really need it? Cool picture.
Five more sins to go. I think I've got Lust covered.
Thursday, February 24, 2005
In other finds, I've been battling the sluggishness and memory problems of this computer..an Athlon 900mhz with 256 MB PC133 ram when suddenly I remembered a computer in the garage that I've been scavenging parts for various reasons. It had 256MB PC133 ram in it! So as of today at not cost I am upgraded to 512MB ram! I might just have to play some Pirates (buy at Amz) to see if it performs better!
In other Lost, last night's episode was fantastic. In the flash back scene where the Japanese man delivered the thank you and got the dog did anyone see Hurley getting out of a car on the television that the child was watching? I love how the flashbacks tie the characters together. I also find it intriguing that the two people with apparent special abilities both verbalized that they "like it here." I wonder when the boys special talent is going to be revealed. The preview for next week's show has me wanting to fast forward my life and get this week over with.
USA Today writes 'Lost' Island burns with mystery By Bill Keveney
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
I woke at 3:22 again this morning. I like the 3:22 time. I just wish I would rise. Again at 4:30 and sometime in the 5 o'clock hour and finally rose at 6. I have a blogging buzz at the moment as I've been blogging and typing too much and ignoring things I need to be doing. Time to turn attention to those things.
Today is all about programming.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
The Goodwill bags were a major impedance to making progress in the garage. The other challenges to finishing the buildout in the food pantry/garage are:
- Rework electrical
- Rework hvac duct work
- Plumbing for hot and cold for potential sink in garage, icemaker in food pantry, optional washer dryer connection in food pantry
- Drain for hvac condensation trap
- Drain for option washer and garage sink
- Dryer vent
MSN today offers Strategies for getting back into an exercise routine By: Lou Schuler
Yesterday I actually did something for myself. I worked on the database design for TN Lottery Results. As soon as the database design is in place I can lay a new look on the site. Right now it looks like such trash. I also put in some client hours programming. And had a very rewarding time working with my son on a school project.
In the evening I had the Asperger's Support Group and arrived after several of the guests. They were setting chairs up around tables which I don't think is conducive to a support group setting so after some room rearranging and confirming our dates out to August we were rolling. Fantastic discussions! What a wonderful group of people we had with caregivers for people of ages 5 to adult. Everyone contributed and we had interesting topics such as 'will an aspie ever be able to write?' and 'is the messy eatting sensory or fine motor?' and 'do they have friends?' (a resounding "no" simultaneously from the entire group). Of course there was some school discussion and other topics. I was spacey. Having taken the wrong car to the support group I left Cathy needing to get to her meeting and taking the girls without a car seat.
Monday, February 21, 2005
Hunter S. Thompson, the author who pioneered "gonzo" journalism and became an anti-establishment icon with his 1972 book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," fatally shot himself at his home outside Aspen, Colorado, Sunday night, police said. He was 67.
Sunday, February 20, 2005
- Magetism (eg. Magnetic Ring Launcher)
- Electromagnetism (eg. A 10 minute railgun)
- Electrochemistry (eg. Building your own solar battery.)
- Radio (eg. A radio out of household items)
- Thermodynamics (eg. World's simplest steam boat)
- Aerodynamics (eg. A Bernoulli levitation ball)
- Light and optics (eg. Make a spectroscope from a CD.)
- Biology (eg. Listening to Electric Fish)
- Mathematics (eg. Kaleidocycles)
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Friday, February 18, 2005
The gentle buzz of snoring is among the most annoying sounds known to woman. Especially when it happens shortly after a passionate encounter.Ah! Such nice words!
...men aren't entirely to blame...there are scientific reasons why men feel tired after sex.And the science?
'The blood rush after climax depletes the muscles of energy-producing glycogen, leaving men feeling physically drained.And now stats...
'Because they have more muscle mass than women, men become tired after sex and this subsequently leads to them feeling sleepy.'
80% of men said they felt more relaxed and were able to drift off without any problems after making love, compared with 46% of women.Ok. That's 54% of women that have bad lovers because men if you are doing your job right that number would be higher! Where should women have sex?
Men in Birmingham managed on average to stay awake for just three to four minutes. In Glasgow and Liverpool, men claimed to take up to 20 minutes before falling asleep.Now for the advise the article offers to stay awake...
'Try I Feel Good by James Brown, Elvis Presley's A Little Less Conversation or Britney Spears's Toxic.'...videotape their lovemaking sessions - so they have something to watch afterwards...And finally, a somewhat comforting statistic for half the male population...
48 per cent of men had actually fallen asleep during the act itself. A mere 11 per cent of women admitted being guilty of this.
I did a computer repair for a business in town. I'm really enjoying the computer repair business despite the frustration sometimes accompanied with it.
I had a very pleasant business lunch.
Now I settle in to program.
Of course, it's a gorgeous day outside. Wish I could take the dog to the dog park and get the kids outside.
Thursday, February 17, 2005
'There's plenty of evidence that time may run backwards,' says Prof Bierman at the University of Amsterdam.The box has apparently predicted the 9/11 attacks four hours before they happened and the tsunami 24 hours before it happened as well as many other world events.
DEEP in the basement of a dusty university library in Edinburgh lies a small black box, roughly the size of two cigarette packets side by side, that churns out random numbers in an endless stream.The box is being used as evidence to support the concept of a global consciousness.
When I thought it had been forgotten I gave it to Cathy for safe keeping. This morning Amy sat on her house with her Valentine's Day card and said, "I lost my dollar."
CareerBuilder brings us some suggestions for our resumes. 7 mistakes:
- No Career Summary/Introductory Statement
- Lack of Keywords and Phrases (The article suggests this book)
- No Evidence of Your Experience
Describe a Problem, the Action you took, the Results you achieved and Skills you applied.
- Use of Personal Pronouns and Articles
- Irrelevant Information
- Poor Formatting
- Typos and Misspelled Words
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
What an exceptional day I had yesterday! Now if only I could code a little faster.
Sometime like this always pops up when I'm suddenly underworked.
"Do what you love and the money will follow" is great in theory, but the truth of the matter is, certain jobs and fields simply pay more. The Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Survey, published in August 2004, showed that white-collar earnings -- which averaged $21.85 per hour -- were the highest among occupational groups. Blue-collar pay averaged $15.03 per hour, while the hourly pay of service occupations averaged just $10.40.
Top Paying Jobs Overall
Physicians and surgeons $147,000
Aircraft pilots $133,500
Chief executives $116,000
Electrical and electronic engineers $112,000
Lawyers and judges $99,800
Management analysts $84,700
Computer and information system managers $83,000
Financial analysts, managers and advisers $84,000
Marketing and sales managers $80,000
Education administrators $80,000
Top Paying Jobs That Do Not Require a High School Degree
Industrial production managers $36,000
Bailiffs, correctional officers and jailers $36,400
Paralegals and legal assistants $36,400
Construction manager $33,600
Top Paying Jobs for High School Graduates
Computer software engineers $58,900
Computer/information systems managers $56,400
Computer programmers $55,000
Network systems and data communications analysts $49,000
General and operations managers $48,000
Database, network and computer systems administrators $48,000
Top Paying Jobs for a Two-Year College Degree
Business analysts $58,000
Electrical and electronic engineers $57,000
Mechanical engineers $56,800
General and operations managers $54,000
Computer and information systems managers $50,400
-- Personality Disorder Test - Take It! --
Since 1998, more than 500 couples have paid $275 to learn Byrd's secrets for giving or receiving a passionate kiss. ... Most are married and in their late 30s to mid-50s. Some couples have come from as far away as Africa, Korea and cities all over the United States...Ok. I could teach this class! And if I could get 20 students per month we'd be doing ok!
At least I maintained composure and did not curse or yell.
I woke at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30 and finally got up at 6:05 in one of those panics where I wished death would visit instead of making me have to face the day. I really wanted to skip sleeping last night in favor of productivity. I need a vacation so badly it hurts and I mean one of those vacations where I get away from work, bills and home repair.
Sarah wrestles the dog. It's nice to see them starting to bond.
Noah, thrilled in his own independence, has walked to the bus stop.
Tommy refuses to eat the eggs I cooked today; instead he sits on his bed waiting for the bus to come so he can get dressed.
Amy, by some miracle and despite Sarah playing fetch with the dog up and down the hallway, remains asleep.
Monday, February 14, 2005
Patricia Sothman Vinyard (University of TN, Knoxville)
Craig Howard (University of TN, Knoxville)
Joline Johnson (Medford, NJ)
Suzanne Summers (Univeristy of TN, Knoxville)
Earl Harrison Reed "Bucky" (University of TN, Knoxville)
Amy Brace (University of TN, Knoxville)
Sunday, February 13, 2005
Ironically I have very patchy memories of my teens. The memories are there and come in spurts but its like I've blocked them.
I know when I moved to Medford, NJ at 14 years old that I suddenly realized no one knew anything about me, could not verify my stories, and I could become anyone I wanted to be with any past that I so chose to create. I chose the truth and I'd had so many off the wall experiences by that point in my life that even the truth sounded far fetched at times.
At 19 I started blackout drinking and spent the next half a decade give or take with my evening's actions being commentated to me by others that remembered far more of the night than I ever would. There is one particular 20 minute lapse in my life at 4am in downtown Knoxville with a cute blonde that I'd really like to remember. Am I making a sexual reference? I dunno. It could have been 20 minutes of rejection, sex, smoking or shooting heroin for all I know. (to the best of my knowledge I've never shot heroin) I distinctly remember being in the club. I remember the girl. I remember being questioned about where I was and what I was doing but for the life of me I have no recollection of that 20 minutes of my life. Do I want to remember those 20 minutes for the act? No, not really. Mostly I'd like to fill in the blank but that's just 1 of 1000 such blanks.
Now-a-days names and faces of people that I don't interact with for two weeks or so quickly fade. It's very frustrating to recognize someone and not be able to nail down exactly why you know this person or what their name is.
My Alzheimer's is going to be fun!
Elizabeth Wilburn (Cary, NC)
Joanna Grist (Wilmington, NC)
Andy "Drew" Ward (Medford, NJ)
Brian Larose (University of TN, Knoxville)
Chris Jepeway (University of TN, Knoxville)
Bruce Gay (Cary, NC)
I've been neglecting my links of late due to extreme stress and the fact that my computer has slowed down to the point of almost being unusable. Time for more RAM me thinks.
Today let's add juliepatchouli and Bitchin4Sanity.
Saturday, February 12, 2005
Stand up (9.3MB - 37 seconds. I have to figure out how to compress video!)
Get the message (4.4MB - 17 seconds)
Good doggie..have a pet (1.4MB - 5 seconds)
Friday, February 11, 2005
I slept like a rock last night with vivid dreams. Yesterday I had close to no productivity and today I'm feeling stressed over it.
Winging life doesn't work. I don't even have a short term plan right now. I used to have a 10 year plan, a 5 year plan and short term plans and goals in my life. I used to know to the penny how much money was coming in and going out. I'm a disorganized mess. I have to pull it together!
Today is on-site client support day. I'll leave the house in a few minutes and be on the road until close of business so I'll fall further behind on deliverables to out of state clients.
Thursday, February 10, 2005
February 10, 2005
• Flag Ceremony
• Thomas reads folklore
• Memory Game
• Break into groups (Folklore and Balloon Basketball)
4a Tell in your own words what folklore is. List some folklore stories, folk songs, or historical legends from your own state or part of the country. Play the Folklore Match Game on page 48.
15b Play two organized games with your den.
15c Select a game that your den has never played. Explain the rules. Tell them how to play it, and then play it with them.
Take Home Achievement
4b Name at least five stories about American folklore. Point out on a United States map where they happened.
4c Read two folklore stories and tell your favorite one to your den.
15a Set up the equipment and play any two of these outdoor games with your family or friends.
_____ Backyard golf _____ Kickball
_____ Badminton _____ Softball
_____ Croquet _____ Tetherball
_____ Sidewalk Shuffleboard _____ Horseshoes
Activity Level: Moderate
Needed: Large to medium-sized playing area, any number of players, inflated balloons, empty cardboard box or wastepaper basket.
Use an inflated balloon for the ball, batting it around from player to player, and boxes or wastepaper baskets for the goals. Score as in basketball, except that a broken balloon counts five points off for the side that broke the balloon.
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Think you know a crack from cleavage? Try this quiz! Boobs, Butts or Shoulders? warning! Not work safe! Nudity!
Then on Tuesday when you go up the stairs and you turn left if you want to go to the bathroom.
On Wednesday morning when you go up the stairs you turn left if you want to go to the bathroom.
On Wednesday afternoon having solely worked on the garage when you go up the stairs you turn left and there is no bathroom.
This is programming.
Larry Harrison Jr., 20, a U-M sophomore and a 6-foot-3, 300-pound football player ... For the second time in six days was approaching Katie Karlson's house near the University of Michigan campus with his pants down, masturbating. Victims say Harrison's status as a leading tackler for the Wolverines makes it harder to accuse him.You know, what he is doing is wrong but life in prison for choking the monkey is a little out of whack. We have harder crimes doing less time and we are locking people up for years for crimes like this (which should be required therapy not jail) or smoking marijuana (less harmful than alcohol)?!
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Closed out a project yesterday. I frantically want to close out another today.
As soon as I do I'll try to post some stories I've been saving up like the time I got to film a commercial with the country's top 5 Hooter's girls.
Sunday, February 06, 2005
Today we have a doorknob on the bathroom door! Two weeks or so ago the doorknob quit working and was removed making it very difficult to get in and out of the bathroom.
Privacy and functionality have returned!
Saturday, February 05, 2005
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
I overslept last night and am frustrated with myself. I look ahead into the week and can't imagine how it is going to workout.
My chest is constantly tight now. I figure my first heart attack is in the making.
Master: Would you so be the scared grain of sand that desperately trys to cling to the glass or would you dive boldly into the uncertain vortex purely on faith to past to the other side? Eventually all must pass to the other side.