Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Why I list links (or hey it's wenesday again)

So, really, I know very few people actually read this blog. Thus, those few that do might wonder why I, every so often, post random lists of links instead of writing something moderately more interesting. The answer is twofold and pretty simple. First, I'm a pretty boring person and don't usually have something interesting to post. Second, the lists are more for me, to refer back to at a later time, as most have sparks for story ideas. That's why a lot of them are science-y in nature. If I don't compile them somewhere, then I will forget them and good story ideas go down the drain. This is just the easiest forum for me to keep track.

And on that note, more links of interest:

Humans evolving faster and faster

I don't understand it but it deals with the previous link.

Falling from heights and surviving sans parachute.

because I think Space Travel is awesome. It's mind blowing

so there isn't any story here, but this is just crazy. Rooftop tennis to the extreme.

Herbal medicine, wormood is good for the Crohns. (Wormwood is what absinthe is made out of)

Who needs a mongoose when we already have squirrels?

Growing cells into new shapes, this can be useful (for science and for my fiction)

A study as to how visual perceptions skew our mental projections and other scenes (ie we rely heavily on visual cues and create differences even when none exist)

Invisibility cloak, interesting if true.

Why we dream, rehearsals for disasters.

Wild! But maybe they only found white kryptonite

So I can watch this at home because the computer at work has no sound. - check it out, looks like it could be funny.

Strange strange deaths.

I need to hear this with sound.

Genetic story idea or at least help for my own story.

Robot evolution. How robots learn to lie in order to survive.

Why would anyone actually do this? Two games played simultaniously with the same controller.

Alternate to spider-mans sticky powers.

Man returns to army after sex change operation.

The future of cyberpunk dialog. Kinda makes me wish I had a cell phone to figure this stuff out.

I don't really think that god wants it done this way. Seems to defeat the purpose of prayer.

There is a romantic comedy in here somewhere.

Cool but weird, with a potential bad turn for the rabbit, though maybe Disney would like the rights for their next animation.

A neat new theory trying to explain the universe.

I just think it's neat that we are still discovering new species on this planet. The diversity of life is just amazing.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Why only wenseday?

Why have I only been posting on Wenesdays? Well, that's an extremely boring question. Don't you have anything better to do with your time than ask something that absolutely no one either cares about, or has even noticed? If you are reading this blog, then I assume that answer to the latter n is a resounding no. Thus, I shall answer the former.

The only time I've really been at the computer with the time or inclination to write, ie haven't been working at starbucks since 5:30 in the AM, or am about to go into Starbucks to work until 11:00 in the PM, is when I am at Tribeca Productions on Wensedays and often, especially during the writer's strike, have nothing else to do. Now that the writer's strike is over, I still have little to do, hence my posting only on Wenesdays.

Some news:
I added a link to my youngest brother's new blog That Green Gentleman in my link section.

I'm getting sick, but trying desperately not to. I didn't sleep at all on Saturday night. We went out for my brother's bachelor party (not the one with the blog) and I didn't get back from Manhattan until four in the am. As I was scheduled to work at six thrity I figured sleep would just make me more tired and I stayed awake and worked my eight hour shift. I got a lot of sleep afterwards, but everytime I wear myself down like that I get sick. And always the same way too. Sore throat that turns into a runny nose and congestion headache, and is usually gone in about a weeks time. So I figure I have a few more days of drinking copious amounts of orange juice, eating lots of soup, and trying my best to stay out of the cold and rain (doens't help that I was out shoveling snow three times yesterday, and that it is horrid and cold and rainy today), drinking tea, and sleeping.

As always, good night, and good luck.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Still so sleepy

This was going to be my week of lists, where everyday was a different fun list (no not links, just random Ami thoughts) but I've been too tired to get anything together. Still working more hours than I would like, and sleeping too little. I've had a bit of fun, went out for dim sum with two freinds yesterday before work, so that was nice.

I started the ball rolling in planning a bachelor's party for my brother who is to be wed in March, but completely fell off the ball due to work, exhustion, and a bit of laziness. Lucky one of Hillel's freinds picked up the ball and there is a tentitive plan for the weekend. So I got lucky, and feel a little bad that I didn't acutally plan anything myself, just threw it out for someone else to plan.

To be honest, having written only two paragraphs I've already forgotten what my point was going to be in this post. I know I had a point when I started, but now, not even two minutes into typing this, I've lost it. I need to stop working six days a week.

And on that note, hooray brother, hopefully it will all work out. And lists shall probably come next week, if I get back on my game.

Stay happy kiddos

Also, it seems Rawbean stopped blogging again. I'd have probably known this sooner had I read her blog more frequently. But I read other people's blogs about as frequently as I post my own, which gives you a pretty good idea as to how often that is. It isn't that I don't like the blog, if I didn't I wouldn't link to it from here, just that when I don't blog myself I kinda forget about the blogging of others. it's one of those out of site, out of mind (and that was an intentional pun, site instead of sight, as in website, it's funny because they're homophones).