I feel the need to say this because I post a lot of spoilers. My personal belief is that if you really love something, you will read/watch/or otherwise interact with it as soon as it is released, because you love it that badly. And if for some reason you can’t, you’ll avoid the internetz.
“I write. I write that I am writing. Mentally I see myself writing that I am writing and I can also see myself seeing that I am writing. I remember writing and also seeing myself writing. And I see myself remembering that I see myself writing and I remember seeing myself remembering that I was writing and I write seeing myself write that I remember having seen myself write that I saw myself writing that I was writing and that I was writing that I was writing that I was writing. I can also imagine myself writing that I would imagine myself writing that I had written that I was imaging myself writing that I see myself writing that I am writing.”—
Salvador Elizondo “The Graphographer”
My mother forwarded this quote to me, and it has mesmorized me for months.
“Applying well-established legal principles pertinent to the question whether a constitutional provision should be interpreted to apply prospectively or retroactively, we conclude that the new section cannot properly be interpreted to apply retroactively. Accordingly, the marriages of same-sex couples performed prior to the effective date of Proposition 8 remain valid and must continue to be recognized in this state.”—
- C.A. Supreme Court Ruling (Strauss v. Horton, S168047; Tyler v. State of California, S168066; City and County of San Francisco v. Horton, S168078.)
I read the summation of the Supreme Court’s ruling, and found this to be the silver lining. They still upheld Prop H8, which saddens me deeply. I feel as though California has missed a huge opportunity today… but there will be others in the future.
"This weekend was the peak of the college graduation season. Colleges invite well-known people to travel all over America to give a 15 minute commencement address in exchange for an honorary doctorate. It is intellectually dishonest but, as it is graduation day, the hypocrisy is ignored."
^ Totally made me lol, classic. This article covers why it those continuing from high school into college, or from college to graduate school might be better off currently, than trying to find a job in this market. What about those of us who already have gotten his/her Masters?? Hmph.
There are have been way too many earthquakes in the last year, and I have been caught in very, very, very awkward places during them. In August during the biggest earthquake in years I was in my car. Unfortunately they don’t teach you in elementary school what to do if you are DRIVING when an earthquake occurs. It was tough getting home, if only because I was nursing a serious adrenaline rush.
And then, tonight, LA got hit with a 5.0 that rolled for awhile. Where was I? In the shower - OF COURSE. I was like, are you freakin’ kidding me? This only happens in the movies. But no, there I was, shaving my legs, which meant that the floor was extra slippery. I counted to five-ish when my soap bottle fell off the ledge. That’s when I had gotten my fill. I leaped out, grabbed a towel, and am still jittery a good 20 minutes later.
The tagline and guide for this innovative search tool reads as follows: “Today’s Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone. You enter your question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and growing collection of data to compute the answer.”
So why should you care? Because Wolfram|Alpha is the shit. I realize it still is in an infantile stage (I managed to stump it already). But holy wow this thing is just incredible. You may not yet think you need a better search function for life, but indeed, you do.
To get you started, try asking it these questions:
1. What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?
2. 110,000 words *
3. Los Angeles weather the day Barack Obama was born
4. Life expectancy 24 year old female America
5. ACCAGACCATTA **
6. Peanut butter and Jelly
7. (Your Name)
* (the length of my first novel)
** A random genome sequence I made up on the fly. Try different letters (obviously only ACT or G)
Having fun? Watch the introductory video to see how it can help you figure out your loan payments, your current health, and help you with your math homework:
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”—Shakespeare “As You Like It” Act 2: Scene 7, 139 - 143