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10 August 13

Correct feeling

Everything has a solution. Every human attribute.

Is it correct or incorrect to fix what we perceive to be as flaws in ourselves? (What does it mean to be correct or incorrect?)

He’s sad.

She’s too excited.

If curing your overexcitedness causes sadness then some people will choose to be naturally what they are (i.e., overexcited). “My behavior is not modified. I am naturally different, naturally sad or overexcited. Pure. This is how I was made to be. This is what it is to be me, the thing that was made this way.” 

He lives the life of a sad person. She lives the life of an overly excited person. What causes someone to want to change? Something societal? Is it the truth, reality, to be naturally what you are? 

Are we progressing (living with technology, large groups, social changes) faster than our biology can keep up with? Just the right amount? Does evolution always feel like a struggle for the individual — never feeling “right”? Is feeling incorrect the truth, the correct reality?

11 February 13
4 October 12
Good point.

Good point.

19 December 11

Mysterious Pumpkin Cake Recipe

I randomly found this mysterious pumpkin cake recipe in a downloads folder on my computer:

Mysterious Pumpkin Cake

Cake:

3 1/3  Cup     Sugar

8                      Eggs

2          cup      Vegetable Oil

2                      15 oz can of Canned Pumpkin

4          cup      All-Purpose Flour

4          tsp       Baking Powder

4          tsp       Ground Cinnamon

2          tsp       Salt

2          tsp       Baking Soda

Cream Cheese Icinig:

8          oz        Cream Cheese (room temperature)

4          oz        Unsalted Butter (room temperature)

2          cup      Powdered Sugar

1          tsp       Vanilla

1          tsp       Cinnamon (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray and line a jelly roll pan (1/2 sheet pan) with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, and pumpkin puree until will combined.

In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.

Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and whisk until there is no visible flour. Do not over mix.

Pour batter into prepared pan and baked for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick pushed into the center of the cake comes out clean.

While cake is cooling prepare the cream cheese icing.

In a mixer with the paddle attachment cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon (if using).

Once cake is cooled spread cream cheese frosting over the top.

Cut and Enjoy!!

16 October 11
Meta.

Meta.

15 October 11

I read the 2009 California drivers manual when I renewed my license. At the end there’s a topic called “Additional Driving Rules” that lists 24 rules that didn’t get covered earlier. Among them:

  • Do not tow anyone who is riding a bicycle, in a wagon, on roller skates, on a sled, on skis, or on a toy vehicle.
  • Do not throw any cigarette, cigar, or other flaming or glowing substance from your vehicle.

And this:

  • Do not shoot firearms on a highway or at traffic signs.
27 May 11

T-Shirts I Saw People Wearing in Hong Kong

Always in a large font covering the entire front of the shirt:

  1. FARTHER INTO THE FUTURE
  2. I CAN’T STOP. I WON’T STOP.
  3. DON’T HATE ME
  4. DON’T WASTE MY TIME 
  5. TODAY IS MY LUCKY DAY (man, early 20s)
  6. I’M NOT STUCK AGAIN
  7. ARE YOU OK? I’M OK. (woman, mid 40s)
  8. TODAY I AM A BOY (woman, about 40)
  9. AMAZING PEOPLE DO NOT JUST HAPPEN
  10. YOU SAY HI, I SAY WOW (mother with kid)
18 March 11
22 February 11

Some amounts of time

Haven’t seen you in awhile/hot minute/minute:

Awhile - for a short time (dictionary.com)

hot minute - a long time (urbandictionary.com)

A minute - a very long time (urbandictionary.com)

22 December 10
Enough is enough! I have had it with these MF strangers on this MF train!

Enough is enough! I have had it with these MF strangers on this MF train!

Reblogged: beautificvisions

15 December 10
Guaranteeing people a decent retirement and decent health care does more than smooth out the rough edges of capitalism. Those guarantees give people the freedom to take risks. If you know that professional failure won’t leave you penniless and won’t prevent your child from receiving needed medical care, you can leave the comfort of a large corporation and take a chance on your own idea. You can take a shot at becoming the next great American entrepreneur.
19 November 10

White square icon

My iChat icon at work is a white square - it’s blank. I did it on purpose. I have a coworker (charged with managing product quality at the factory) who keeps asking me about it in the midst of our hurried conversations about the MacBook Air launch:

Oct 13: “Your white icon is a little freaky, honestly.”

Oct 26: “Does it mean anything in particular when you have an all-white iChat icon?”

Oct 26 (later): “Your iChat icon is blank, by the way,”

Update:

Nov 19 (different coworker): “you know, that white box is very disturbing”

27 September 10
Something sent to me at work had this image attached to it. I am fantastic, but not in the formal sense of the word.
fan·tas·tic
–adjective
1.conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable; bizarre; grotesque: fantastic rock formations; fantastic designs.
2.fanciful or capricious, as persons or their ideas or actions: We never know what that fantastic creature will say next.
3.imaginary or groundless in not being based on reality; foolish or irrational: fantastic fears.
4.extravagantly fanciful; marvelous.
5.incredibly great or extreme; exorbitant: to spend fantastic sums of money.
6.highly unrealistic or impractical; outlandish: a fantastic scheme to make a million dollars betting on horse races.
7.Informal . extraordinarily good: a fantastic musical.

Something sent to me at work had this image attached to it. I am fantastic, but not in the formal sense of the word.

fan·tas·tic

–adjective

1.conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable; bizarre; grotesque: fantastic rock formations; fantastic designs.

2.fanciful or capricious, as persons or their ideas or actions: We never know what that fantastic creature will say next.

3.imaginary or groundless in not being based on reality; foolish or irrational: fantastic fears.

4.extravagantly fanciful; marvelous.

5.incredibly great or extreme; exorbitant: to spend fantastic sums of money.

6.highly unrealistic or impractical; outlandish: a fantastic scheme to make a million dollars betting on horse races.

7.Informal . extraordinarily good: a fantastic musical.

24 September 10

Google updated their satellite imagery recently. The SF Academy of Sciences was built when I moved here but the satellite image showed it in construction. I saved a screenshot for comparison.

15 September 10

Tarp surfing!

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh