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my paradox ate the crocodile
10 July 2012 @ 10:47 pm
my paradox ate the crocodile
04 March 2012 @ 01:25 am
  1. Read a book a month 
  2. I'm actually doing quite well. I've read 'Rendezvous with Rama' for January and Mitch Albom's 'Have a Little Faith' for February. Now I'm at a stand still. I'm thinking of picking up 'Confessions' by Saint Augustine, but ME3 is coming out *Cue girly squeal* and I know all my time will be pumped into that.

  3. Go snowboarding
  4. Alas, there's been NO SNOW! I'm not sure if this will be possible to achieve without traveling a great distance. And with gas prices...

  5. Write a novel
  6. My little mind is churning away. I haven't written anything per se, but I'm really thinking about doing a challenge on TWA. I'm beginning to do extensive world building for this one story and I'm also doing this kind of timeline organization for another one. :D

  7. See the milky way
  8. Not sure if I can do this one either. Again, gas prices. I would have to travel far, far away in order to do this. We shall see.

  9. Learn a language
  10. Off to a slow start, I haven't really sat down to study, but considering I know enough German to have dreams conducted almost entirely in it and understand the gist, I think that's a good sign that I can learn this language through Osmosis. I swear.

  11. Definition in body
  12. I haven't even touched this at ALL! Horrible! But I have been eating better. Imagine that.

  13. University
    I've zoned in on London. No commute, except to take exams. I can't afford to go to St John's. The gas prices, the living expenses, the bills I'd have to pay off, I'm not sure I'd have a job to come back to either, plus both campuses are nowhere NEAR where my home is. It would be murder right now. However, they do have a graduate program, so that's a plus. I shall keep my hopes up.
my paradox ate the crocodile
23 February 2012 @ 11:34 pm
If you could visit anywhere in the solar system, where would it be?
Really? Only the solar system.

No imagination. *tsk tsk tsk* :P
my paradox ate the crocodile
19 February 2012 @ 11:06 pm
What was the best day of your life?
The day my dad took me out of school. It was raining and we were driving away from the school building when it fully registered that I would never, ever, have to go back.

Best. Day. Ever.

Thank you dad.
my paradox ate the crocodile
10 February 2012 @ 10:43 am
Describe your life in one sentence.
*facepalm* Dammit.
my paradox ate the crocodile
27 December 2011 @ 11:26 pm
my paradox ate the crocodile
27 December 2011 @ 11:10 pm
An Answer to the Question:

What is Enlightenment?Collapse )
my paradox ate the crocodile
24 December 2011 @ 11:15 am
Good God, here I go again. I failed on this years' NYR. Every single bit. Part of it was from all the stress of the year from my dad being in the hospital and then my grandma unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer and dying. Rough year. I've had a few nightmares about burying my sister, and I think I had one where I buried my nephew.

Normally I'm terrible at identifying when I'm under stress. I don't know why, it just doesn't click in my mind though. I don't FEEL any different, but apparently my subconscious and body know.

Another reason as to why I failed this year's NYR list is simple: I put things that I should be doing anyway instead of focusing on what I would LIKE to do. Putting things on the list that you NEED to do or SHOULD be doing anyway is counterproductive of the NYR. Sounds like an oxymoron. NYR is, after all, about initiating positive and productive change in yourself. At least that's what I've come to understand it as. However, if you only focus on what you should and need to do, then you don't want to do it. You put it off and don't think on it long enough to even dream about doing it. I think that's why most people fail. That's why, for the 2012 list, I'm going to put things on there that I would LIKE to do. If I do the things I like, it will make me feel better about myself, because I put it on a goal list to do and I'm accomplishing it. And if I feel better about myself, I'll be more inclined to do the things that I need and should do. Therefore, I'll be initiating the process of improving myself.

Get it?

And on to the list:
  1. Read a book a month
    By Golly I'm going to read a damn book! I'm going to start with the unabridged version of 'Les Miserables' by Victor Hugo. I've read most of the condensed version and I absolutely love it. Wish me luck, because it has over a thousand pages.

  2. Go snowboarding
    My mother, nephew and sister went tubing earlier this year, and the place we went to had hills for snowboarding. It looks awesome! My bum will probably be black and blue before the days out.

  3. Write a novel
    Not NANOWRIMO, I just want to write a novel. I always want to do NANOWRIMO and I get excited about it, but come November and it's like someone flipped a switch. I just want to get back to writing again and it's ridiculous to wait for a particular time of year to do it. Amiright?

  4. See the milky way
    Not just in pictures, but actually look up and see it. Know what I mean? How mind boggling would that be.

  5. Learn a language
    This is almost as infamous as my book a month plan. Only, I think I stick to this more faithfully than the books. Sad. Anyhoo, I'm looking at Sign Language and German, maybe learn a few Japanese kanji. We'll see.

  6. Definition in body
    Notice how I changed the 'gain weight' to this. I specified it. Yes, I need to gain weight. Yes, I need to take better care of myself. But in no way can I get definition in my body by gaining weight and taking better care of myself, and it isn't necessary. I got this idea from the bookstore. I saw the cover of a physics book with this woman runner who had lost a leg. She was running on the beach with one of those spring-like legs, and her body was, pardon me, gorgeous! Not only did she look great and healthy, but strong as well.

  7. University
    It's not something that is needed or that I should do. Heck, I'm not sure if I should. I can't afford to lose my job, and who knows if I'll still have it when I come back on breaks. They have the online universities. I'm looking at the London external programme, but I'm still a little sketchy about it. Of course, it's really either London or St. John's. Those are the only universities that I think I could stand to attend. Though I wouldn't mind physically going to a UK institution, I most definitely couldn't afford it. Even St. John's might be out of my reach. Hmm, food for thought.

And these last two I'm not too sure about:
Roller Derby: I think I'd like to still tryout, but I'm not too sure.
Tattoo: I'm almost decided on it. It would be simple and small, but visible. I'm thinking the Star of David on my neck. But who knows.
my paradox ate the crocodile
01 August 2011 @ 09:58 pm
I'm pleased with a lot of the icons, however, as a collection... not so much. I'm sure I'll pick the challenge up again (albeit with a different subject) and do better. A lot of the icons in their respective sets seem to have the same "look". It was NOT done intentionally, but apparently once I find a good coloring I have a hard time imagining the same photo in a different color. :( Though, I was able to break the mold with a few icons. :)

"Popular Trend" is NOT my forte and I'm not very pleased with the first ten.

Oh, and I was had an insane moment with an insane idea and ran with it. I only used ten photos in the entire collection, one for each set. Insane, right?

Jennifer ConnellyCollapse )