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So I did two remarkable things over break, amongst the many unremarkable things (like finishing a book).

#1: I refurbished a hand-me-down pair of sparkly jeans. :-)




#2: I finished another journal (my eighth, to be exact). And I finally photographed some maps I drew awhile ago....








For the maps, your best bet is to click on them and find a larger size, especially for that last one (which is my best I'm sure).

BOOKs!

Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge (BOOK) device!

BOOK is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology; no wires, no electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on. It's so easy to use even a child can operate it. Compact and portable, it can be used anywhere, even sitting in an armchair by the fire, yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM disc.

Here is how it works: BOOK is constructed of sequentially numbered sheets of recyclable paper, each capable of holding thousands of bits of information. The pages are locked together with a custom-fit device called a binder, which keeps the sheets in their correct sequence. Opaque Paper Technology (OPT) allows manufacturers to use both sides of the sheet, doubling the information density and cutting costs. Each sheet is scanned optically, registering information directly into your brain. A flick of your finger takes you to the next sheet. BOOK may be taken up at any time and us…

Home on break

You know, it's nice to be home after awhile.

I get to keep my sister up telling her all sorts of stuff about college... mostly stories about the events and people there. I daresay most of the people at college have little idea how much I tell stories about them! But I believe I have told the principal characters , and I don't think they mind much. And of course the stories are purely for enjoyment; I don't think they reflect badly upon anyone.

I also get to look around for summer jobs... am trying again to get involved with the local paper, and I signed up with a temp agency earlier this week. I liked the lady at the temp place--she was very nice and intrigued by my journalism/Spanish combination of interests.

And lastly, I get to fool around on my mother's sewing machine (which actually functions, as opposed to my broken one) and refurbish pairs of hand-me-down jeans... pics coming soon. You won't believe what I've done. :-)

Names I like....

For the past week I've been trying to remember the three C names for boys that I really liked... and I could only remember the first two! You know how trying it is to be unable to recall that which you specifically desired to remember?

But, in the middle of a class (of all places), I remembered!

The names are...

Cedric

Cyrus

and (drumroll please)....

Cecil!

Comment card... and 200th post!

In honor of this blog's 200th post, I hereby post the most hilarious cafeteria comment card you've ever seen...

Snow photos!!

On my Flickr! Including snowdrifts, stuck bikes, and an IGLOO!


SNOW!

You would not believe what I saw out the window this morning....







More photos forthcoming when I venture out at noon for lunch!!

Cafeteria conversations

My friends and I occasionally have the weirdest conversations at meals.

Exhibit A:
Today I was debating the definition of "normal" with a guy I know through a friend (whom I know through a couple other friends). Basically, he was being the devil's advocate and arguing from the normal=majority definition that the majority are abnormal and thus the word becomes meaningless because that means abnormality is normal and logically impossible. Think about it... if what's normal is what constitutes the majority, ok. But a lot of people do not fit into the majority, right? Perhaps a majority don't? Then, it's in the majority to be abnormal... and thus, to be abnormal is to be normal, and vice versa. He admitted the logical flaw at the end and we all started laughing.

Exhibit B:
Immediately succeeding aforesaid debate about normality, another friend and I picked up a previous conversation.... regarding the question of what superpower one would choose if one could hav…