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"Many waters can not quench love; rivers can not overwhelm it. [Yet] if a man were to give for love all the wealth of his house, it would be utterly scorned." -- Song of Solomon

Current Location: Palo Alto
Current Mood: sad it's complicated
Current Music: Angus Dei

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"A 13-year-old student at a Stuart school was arrested in November after authorities said he broke wind in class."

"Student suspended for passing gas on bus."

In the first case, I agree that the student's behavior became disruptive when he started messing with other student's computers. In the second case... Listen, I understand all about noxious fart fumes making it difficult to breathe. But shouldn't you be worrying about kids who terrorize and bully other students and teachers with physical violence rather than poisoning an otherwise perfectly normal 13-year old boy against authority? The only lesson this kid learned was that adults are unbearably stupid. Furthermore, I'm sure that he wouldn't necessarily be able to conjure a repeat performance unless he has some GI disorder.


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Title: Mood Ring
Artist: Relient K
Album: Two Lefts Don't Make A Right...But Three Do

We all know the girls that I am talking about...Collapse )

Current Location: Oak St.
Current Mood: stressed stressed
Current Music: Relient K

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Anyone know a good mechanic that they trust not to rip me off?

I need some work done on my '04 Civic but can't afford dealership prices right now. I'm beyond the factory warranty but it's been regularly maintained, so there shouldn't be an surprises.

Help? Please?
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If you read this, post it in your journal with your own explanation about a common misperception in some subject you know too much about.
  • Boats are any watergoing craft. Ships are limited to ocean-going surface craft.
  • Not all guns are rifles, but all rifles are guns. Rifle is about the type of bore inside it.
  • Chastity and Celibacy are not the same thing. Chastity is using one's sexuality the right way, and celibacy is just 'not getting married'.
  • "Quantum" means 'smallest unit'. A "Quantum Leap" isn't a large change; it isn't much of a change at all. It is hardly noticeable.
  • Concrete and cement are not the same thing. Cement is the ingredient which makes concrete cohere.
  • Concrete doesn't dry, it cures. Most of the water added stays in the finished product.
  • If you cut the air lines of a Tractor Trailer it does not "Lose it's brakes" and roll uncontrollably down a hill (thus saving Mr. Bond), it stops immediately and uncontrollably. Air pressure is what keeps the brakes open and unlocked.
  • "Drafting" behind a big rig is NOT an effective way to save gas and puts you in more danger than you realize. Every tire on the truck is a retread except for the front two (steering tires). I have seen a new retread tire lose it's tread and send it through the cars windshield behind the truck.
My contributions:

  • Tarantulas are not true spiders. True spiders have (among other defining characteristics) mandibles that move horizontally and have eight pairs of eyes. The mandibles of a tarantula move vertically, and tarantulas have only one pair of eyes. Tarantulas do belong in the same phylum as spiders,  Arachnidae, which also includes scorpions, mites, chiggers, and ticks.
  • "Harvestmen" or "Daddy Longlegs" are not spiders. True spiders have two body segments: cephalothorax (a combination head and thorax) and abdomen. Harvestmen have only one body segment, lack spinnerets, have vertically-moving mandibles and only one pair of eyes. Furthermore, a Harvestman has no venom, nor venom-delivery system, though it does possess a pair of pedipalps (pincers similar to those on a crawfish) on its ventral side and their seven-jointed legs do allow them to walk on water.

Current Location: Palo Alto
Current Mood: thoughtful waiting
Current Music: nada

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The Hokey-Poke

The following is from the Washington Post Style Invitational contest that asked readers to submit "instructions" for something (anything), but written in the style of a famous person. The winning entry was The Hokey Pokey (as written by William Shakespeare).

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.
    -- by "William Shakespeare"
Written by Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls, Maryland, and submitted by Katherine St. John.

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Current Location: Home
Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: "What You Will" - Roger Rees

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As I'm sure a goodly number of you know, I am quite sick. No two doctors seem able to agree about what's wrong with me, but the best guess going right now is mono. Oh joy.

I'm somewhat dismayed by how slowly recovery seems to be going, even though I was told that could be expected.

Off to go sleep more now.
Name: Jodi
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