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married! [Jun. 23rd, 2009|10:03 am]
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I went and got married this Saturday!










I'm very happy.
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orwell [Oct. 29th, 2007|06:03 pm]
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[Current Music |"More Than A Feeling (Boston cover)" by Sleater-Kinney]

Yesterday in the shower I was thinking about this passage again. It haunts me a little at unexpected moments in a benevolent way. It might be the single most influential passage for me from any book I've ever read. I'm going to share it with you. And encourage you to read 1984 if you haven't.
The fabulous statistics continued to pour out of the telescreen. As compared with last year there was more food, more clothes, more houses, more furniture, more cooking-pots, more fuel, more ships, more helicopters, more books, more babies -- more of everything except disease, crime, and insanity. Year by year and minute by minute, everybody and everything was whizzing rapidly upwards. As Syme had done earlier Winston had taken up his spoon and was dabbling in the pale-coloured gravy that dribbled across the table, drawing a long streak of it out into a pattern. He meditated resentfully on the physical texture of life. Had it always been like this? Had food always tasted like this? He looked round the canteen. A low-ceilinged, crowded room, its walls grimy from the contact of innumerable bodies; battered metal tables and chairs, placed so close together that you sat with elbows touching; bent spoons, dented trays, coarse white mugs; all surfaces greasy, grime in every crack; and a sourish, composite smell of bad gin and bad coffee and metallic stew and dirty clothes. Always in your stomach and in your skin there was a sort of protest, a feeling that you had been cheated of something that you had a right to. It was true that he had no memories of anything greatly different. In any time that he could accurately remember, there had never been quite enough to eat, one had never had socks or underclothes that were not full of holes, furniture had always been battered and rickety, rooms underheated, tube trains crowded, houses falling to pieces, bread dark-coloured, tea a rarity, coffee filthy-tasting, cigarettes insufficient -- nothing cheap and plentiful except synthetic gin. And though, of course, it grew worse as one's body aged, was it not a sign that this was not the natural order of things, if one's heart sickened at the discomfort and dirt and scarcity, the interminable winters, the stickiness of one's socks, the lifts that never worked, the cold water, the gritty soap, the cigarettes that came to pieces, the food with its strange evil tastes? Why should one feel it to be intolerable unless one had some kind of ancestral memory that things had once been different?

--George Orwell
(I think about ancestral memory pretty often, and it always makes me feel less alone in the world. Sometimes I think I feel it inside me. It's not too logical, but I've decided not to keep trying to deny illogical things I feel strongly about.)
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hair changes [Oct. 12th, 2007|10:18 am]
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Go see some pictures of my hair. You should tell me if it looks bad and you think I should re-dye the whole thing. You really should. I'd like to look okay for prospective employers.

Man, I am so sick of my face.
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dolphin birth [Oct. 6th, 2007|07:10 pm]
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Just go look at a dolphin being born.
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media [Sep. 29th, 2007|11:33 pm]
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Dear Friends,

Today, I took my dusty little camera from its protective mitten and decided to upload things.

First, we have a series of three videos from my brother's birthday. I think they are funny. Maybe you will too. (Also, here is a video I made long ago that has more than 15,700 views, a good rating, and lots of favorites. I'm not sure why, but I'll point you in its direction anyway; people seem to like it.)

Then, I uploaded some random family photos to Flickr after I renewed my pro account. Hooray!

--G
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:D [Sep. 23rd, 2007|12:33 pm]
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John came into the lab one day with this to show me:




That's my photo! I jumped up and down and squealed. This photo is on the back. :D
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panda baby [Aug. 29th, 2007|12:18 am]
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Do you need to see something ridiculously cute right now?

PANDA BABY

And a story:
Chloe has taken to stealing my stuffed panda (Seymour) from my room, walking around hugging him and saying, "Aww, canda bear." She took a nap with him the other day. This girl might like pandas as much as I do.
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oh, pa guys [Aug. 24th, 2007|11:25 am]
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Again, why I love webcomics, and the Penny Arcade guys. I would be good at Photoshop Hero.
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oh! [Aug. 22nd, 2007|12:37 pm]
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too bad for them!
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POLL [Aug. 1st, 2007|03:18 am]
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Topic: Georgina types two spaces after every period.
Question: How lame is this? Should she stop cold turkey or wean herself off gradually?
Defense: She was taught to do it in the seventh grade. She was impressionable.
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