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Contradictilicious

February 11, 2009 Leave a comment

contrary

My greatest strength is my greatest weakness.  I am lazily ambitious.  Life is hilariously absurd and intensely serious.  I can lose myself in the deepest of philosophical questions, or find something like this video to be immediately satisfying:

Also, I want theseThinkGeek is the most wonderfabulistic website ever.

Quite fascinating, the results of my latest little poll.  I would have thought a classroom or office would be most easily accessible, but it looks like Mother Nature has the greatest appeal!  Or perhaps the greatest amount of privacy.  Thanks to everyone who voted! I’m going to try and think of a new poll over the weekend.

I have no idea what I’m doing.  And I’m okay with that.

Categories: ethereal, geekpost, humor, links, sundry

The Tipping Point

September 10, 2008 Leave a comment


Wake Up, Freak Out – then Get a Grip

Found this animated short detailing the consequences of accelerated global warming via reddit environment.  A very interesting film, not in the least because of the commentary it has provoked on the reddit site and elsewhere.

Thoughts?

Categories: geekpost, links, news, video

You dirty dirty console you

July 29, 2008 Leave a comment
Found at Dueling Analogs

Found at Dueling Analogs

I love dirty video game humor.
Categories: geekpost, links, photos

I know how Mario must feel, ’cause I really want to clean your pipes.

June 13, 2008 1 comment

It’s been 5 days since graduation now, and I am at my parents’ house for hopefully one of the last times. I have been hunting for a summer apartment and job in the Greater Boston area. I think I’ve found a place in Somerville, now I just need a job!

I was watching my brother play Kingdom Hearts 2 yesterday evening when my inner geekiness and my sexual drive aligned, coalesced, and formed a question in my head: Would it be possible to have sex while playing a video game? If both partners were playing? And for the rest of the time I sat there watching him play KH2, my mind was happily conjuring possible images of such a feat in progress.

And speaking of sex and video games, here is a youtube video on the very topic:

p.s. I googled “video game pickup lines” to find one for my blog title, and got a good laugh out of the results. Or should I be worried that I got them?

Categories: geekpost, life, links, sex, sundry, video

Sun and Water, Wind and Waves

January 21, 2007 2 comments

It’s been nice. Three days without a computer, just camping out in a tent a couple hundred yards up from the ocean. Playing in the waves, wandering through mangroves and lagoons, playing with crabs, watching sea turtles. I felt like I’d found paradise.

It wasn’t all sun and relaxation, though. Our bus couldn’t make it all the way down to the beach because of the road conditions – giant potholes, steep slopes, large slabs of rock jutting out. We had to hike down the trailhead eight miles to the beach, and we started at noon. It was hot and sweaty going.

But that was my only complaint, and the hike made finally getting in the water all the more delicious. The coastline of Santa Rosa National Park is beautiful. Clear blue sky paralleling clear blue water. The waves were a lot stronger than I anticipated, but I’ve gotten better at swimming and dealing with waves in those couple days. I spent a lot of time in the water. But, because I’m on a biology-based foreign study and we’re all nerds, a lot of time was also spent exploring the wildlife around. There were also lectures on sea turtles and mangroves to attend, and a turtle walk to do after nightfall. We got to see an Olive Ridley sea turtle lay its eggs in the sand and return to the ocean. We used night vision binoculars to scan the coast, and spent nights just gazing at the amazingly clear sky.

It was over all too soon. The nights of obnoxiously loud card games. The night of drinking on the beach (that’s an exaggeration – I only took a sip of another girl’s drink). The sun and the hot, hot sand. The sand sphinx and head I made. The lagoon with its migrating hermit crabs. The hatchling sea turtle we helped overcome the tide.

We left Santa Rosa on the 17th, traveling 4 hours south along the Pan American Highway to get to Monteverde. Again, we had to walk to the field station – a roughly half mile uphill trek through cold mist. Mist was everywhere, and it was so chilly that day. I thought I was so underpacked for this part of the trip! Thankfully it warms up a little, and gets pretty hot by noon. It’s still cold, but bearable. I have enough wool clothing, I think.

Monteverde is really the first site we’ve been to that’s a classical rainforest – high humidity, very green, exotic plant mass, dark inner forest with large, buttressed trees. It’s an amazing environment. I’m especially fascinated by the epiphytes – plants that grow on other plants. On one large tree, there may be upwards of 20 species of epiphytes growing on the bark and branches. One type specifically, the bromeliad family, has spiky, whorled leaves (like the pineapple, which is in this family) that collect water, offering microhabitats for all kinds of small animals. So cool.

On the personal front, things are not going as well, but that’s a whole other can of worms. I’m keeping busy in the tropics, and everything else is too easy to forget. I wish I didn’t have to go back to the states…

Categories: geekpost, travelog

Home, sweet…?

December 11, 2006 Leave a comment

Being home really isn’t as exciting as I initially thought it would be.

Especially as home means low temperatures (indoors!), thin walls, endless errands, shared computers, a fickle internet connection, and little privacy. Privacy is a luxury my mother, the eighth of ten, never had growing up, nor ever learned the value of, I think. Being home also means being with a mother whose values and personality I have severe disagreements with. A mother who continually pokes fun at her (11-year-old!) son’s weight, as if to make her feel better about her own…

Did I mention she’s a snoop? Oh God is she ever a snoop. As in a, I have to clear my internet browsing history, hide my newly acquired toys (somewhere…), sign out of my IM program when I leave my laptop, keep files tucked within folders within folders within folders, kind of snoop.

It gets old, fast.

But in the grand scheme of things, I am grateful for a roof over my head and food available every day.

In tangent, my mother informed me in a hushed, worried whisper that she found porn in the internet history of my little brother’s computer. What should I do? she asked.

I had a hard time trying not to laugh, too loud anyway. He was right next door in the other room, after all. What could I say? I shrugged and told her it was probably nothing to worry about. I think she had already confronted him, though, which I think is a bad idea. There’s that disagreement over her choices again.

It’s a pity, really. Having to be so cautious at home really puts a damper on any sexual desires…well, any desires at all. I feel like a couch bum already. I suppose it is kind of crude to masturbate in what has essentially become my mother’s house…not mine anymore (if it ever was).

In other news, I am completely and unabashedly addicted to weffriddles, an online series of riddles and puzzles where each answer gives you the URL to the next riddle. It’s a lot of fun…. if you’re a geek like me.

Categories: geekpost, life, links, sundry

geekpost

November 9, 2006 Leave a comment

Well, I just finished downloading both IE7 and Firefox2, and both are really quite refreshing. Especially as I finally fixed whatever was bugging out Firefox’s updater, by doing a completely clean reinstall.

Seems that Microsoft has recognized Firefox as a serious competitor, and done some serious revamping of IE. It’s nice to see, since competition is, after all, how we improve most technology.

Granted, half the menus in IE7 have empty radio buttons, so I guess there’ll be more downloads soon with bug fixes.

I need something chocolatey. Decadently chocolatey…

Categories: geekpost, sundry