Thread: The brooding club
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Today in bio we had to take our 16 vocabulary words, stupid longs ones too, like endoplastic reticulum, and write them out 10 times each... that's 160 words. Of course my teacher didn't like the way I wrote mine out because my writing looks like chicken scratch. She wanted me to redo it, except neater (and I thought what I did before was neat!) and 20 times instead of 10... Of course I said no and turned it in the way it was... then she gave us 8 pages to review and pages 60-79 to read and do a 2 page-report on over the weekend
Grr!!! I'm going to get started on it soon otherwise I'll put it off till the last minute and never do it
like endoplastic reticulum, and write them out 10 times each
Funny enough, I once came across crossopterygionlewisi in a vertebrate paleontology class. At the time I thought I'd never remember the name in a thousand years, but of all of them, it's the only one that I have.
What on Earth can be the purpose of making anybody write such words as endoplasmic reticulum ten times or more???? To make you remember these terms? How very silly!!!
I play the clarinet in a concert band at high school. Today, my band teacher annnounced we'd be playing a suite from The Two Towers. I was all excited and everything. Then... I got the music which was passed out. It's ALL whole notes! I have none of the melody, not even a scrap of countermelody either! It's all whole notes, with an occasional half or even quarter note here and there. And he's talking about how excited we all must be since we're playing the LotR music, everyone knows it, etc. I like the music, but how am I supposed to enjoy or even tolerate playing 7 and a half minutes of whole notes? I know it's probably essential to the arrangement, but it's SO BORING! Almost everyone else has pieces of the melody - it has parts from Forth Eorlingas, King of the Golden Hall, March of the Ents, Isengard Unleashed, Evenstar, Breath of Life, Gollum's Song, etc. And I have whole notes! I was looking forward to playing LotR music, too. I've been playing it outside of class for years. Whole notes! Honestly...
(Btw I don't know if things like whole notes are called 'whole notes' in other countries' music systems, etc.)
Just think that your playing LoTR music, don't think about the whole note thing, and you'll do fine! Picture Tolkien himself there, or PJ seeing if your good enough for the movie and those whole notes are essiential otherwise you wouldn't have a whole song!
Of course you should still practice your written clarinet part so you hold up your end of concert. Don't forget the story of 'Gossamer Womp' he played triangle and only had one note to play in the whole concert, but it was a very important note.
Just remeber that no matter how boring it is and how disapionted you are, the song will sound flat and dead without you. Be brave. Hang in there. At least you can sit in the band and hear the others make mistakes and think "Hah! I can do much better!" or just think of ents and eorlingas. Soon some new kids are comming and you will be moved up. And then it will be your turn to play the good parts. It can't all be fun. I (eventually) played lead 1st cornet in the school band too (this was a brass band as well, no woodwind instruments) but it wasn't all fun that either. If I took a break playing everybody noticed cause the three others stopped playing if i did!! *sigh* But I sure miss playing cornet..
In China people are starting to eat human babies, makes you think where this world is going to.
I know Johnathan Swift published (1729) the concept in his "A Modest Proposal", but I really doubt if one can find more than a micro-smidgeon of this in modern China, certainly not enough to denote a trend as your post implies.
Everybody thinks we get a lot of rain in Seattle. Well normally we don't; only about 36 inches annually. The thing is, it is often cloudy except during two or three months of high summer’which usually doesn't start until July 12th’and the rainfall is usually light in any one day. Except for yesterday when Seattle had almost 6 inches, we got 6.5 inches and across the Hood Canal the had 7.5 inches, all this in one 24 hour period.
These were records amounts, the old record here was just under 5 inches and was set in January of 2002. Of course records have only been kept for about 100 years, and Lewis and Clarke made their expedition to our West Coast and back 200 years ago. Global Warming is for real!
Global Warming is for real!
As Global warming melts the polar ice caps, however, the streams of cold fresh water will divert the Gulf Stream away from our coast and cause us to chill.
My gripe for the day, is that my research boat is broken again. It will need hauling out on a slip somewhere to have the stern gear fixed. I was just three surveys away from completing this year's mussel surveys too. Now I will have to make a presentation to the industry with three of them missing and they will be able to make outlandish claims to how many mussels they estimate to be on those three beds.
We have nothing to eat,my mom does not go out to buy any food and when she does it's health food,no wonder I'm so short.I should put an add in the paper that says "will work for food".
Sorry. Get better soon Andrea.
My gosh, I went to the doctor's twice in one week. I think I'm too frail and I need some healthier food or vitamins. Trade you dinners Fea!
With that being said, I have a bit of a favor to ask. My mom was just recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Initially, we were told that it was no big deal, she'd have surgery and some radiation and it'd be all ok, but we just found out that the cancer has spread and she's a whole lot sicker than we originally thought. So, if you could all send some luck her way, keep her in your thoughts and prayers, I'd be really grateful.
And as a PSA: girls, please, please check yourselves regularly. My mom's lucky; we caught it early, and though she's sick, it's not nearly as bad as it could have been. Please don't think it can't happen to you...just check every few weeks - cliched but true, better safe than sorry.
My mother also contracted breast cancer in the 80's from which she successfully recovered from surgery at the NIH, where they radically removed both sides. Since then, the medical profession has made great strides using non-surgical procedures. She lived on into her eighties when she died of congestive heart failure due to her diabetes.
I hope your mother will get better soon! I agree with Eryan, medicine did make a lot of progres the last years.
Have faith, support your mother the best you can and make her believe in healing!
Luckily he hadn't and his wife was able to find it for me.
It was quite a relief to get back in. For a while there I was feeling quite lost, unable to get into my own home, knowing all of my possessions were there a matter of feet away but unobtainable.
If anyone is interested, we will holding another session this Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 2130 GMT, when Rednell will be facilitating our discussion of Chapter 2 'The Passage of the Marshes' from the same book. You are all welcome to join us.
my kingdom for a saturday!
A friend of mine that I've known since 3rd grade moved to Louisiana a year ago. We've kept in touch through the wonderful world wide web.
About a week ago, I talked to him (or who I thought was him) and he was really upset. He threatened to kill himself, then got offline.
I told my friend Leah, who has been friends with Kenny since they were born, they lived next door to each other since they were each 1 month old babies. She bawled her eyes out.
So I get online again, and Kenny is on. I throw a fit and yell at him, as did Leah since she was online.
After a weeks worth of suffering and crying, and 2 hours spent online crying, we figured out that Kenny's friend down there was mad at him. Jake, or John or something like.
Jake had gotton on Kenny's name and told everybody all that suicide stuff. Kenny happened to be grounded from the internet at the time too.
So now it's all worked out, and I can stop fretting. But these pass two weeks really sucked!
BOATS and TELEPHONES actually
Today I spent all day on my boat messing about helping the crew with the weekly maintainance list while waiting for a guy from C-Map to ring me back with the access codes for some digital charts we've just paid ’600 for.
At 4pm we finally had enough water in the river to leave, so we cast off to do my cockle surveys. As we were passing the quayside a ship cast its ropes off just as we were about to go past, so we had to wait for him to finish messing about. We'd just reached the end of the river when the engineer comes running up to let us know water is pouring in through both stern glands (the bearings through which the propellor shafts go). Apparently, the supplier had given us the wrong packing and it wouldn't tighten properly.
Okay mini-emergency and an end to my surveys before I even reach the first sandbank. So what happens while I am running around trying to stop this water coming in. Yep, the guy from C-Map finally rings up and says he's in a hurry
I have had problems with 'The Holidays' because my father died on Christmas day; the next year at that time I found I needed major surgery, which didn't lead to my maintaining the use of my legs; the following year my wife decided she wanted out of our marriage of seventeen years.
If I hadn't had ancient memories of Merry Christmas and Happy Thanksgiving Day gatherings with family and friends, I'd say Bah-Humbug! However, since I do, that has helped moderate the bad history.
So I suggest we all try to make the best out of 'The Holliday's and if our rude relatives start pushing our hot buttons, that we nicely tell them "they have hurt our feelings and that since we can't take our fruitcake and go home, because this is our home, that we are going to our room and read The Lord of the Rings." If that doesn't lead to their apologizing for their actions, then to H-E-double-toothpicks with them.
Juggling everyone without hurting any feelings is difficult at times.
I know exactly what I'm doing for the holidays, having the whole family over...
Just remember what it's really about though, family and friends and celebrating good times with those you care about.
Fea I'm sure they love your mother very much, just don't know how to show it. And if not that looks like a great hotel to send them to, faaaarrr away from you!
Good to see you back, Samwise. You've been missed.
Yes indeed Samwise, we missed you! Let's hope you will find some means to come here even after the holidays!
But the exam dec 4th... would take a miracle to pass, but I'll try.
Good to have you back Sammie!
Oh well that is over, now it's mathmatical metods II next. *Blahhh...*
I just want to add I never had a problem with writing so often. She didn't made me to, it just happened. It's nice to talk about something else for a while when work is boring you. And we just seemed to have a lot to talk about. It's just that I wanted the weekends for my family and my other friends.
I also never meant to blame her, I just didn't understand.
Unfortunately, conversing by mail can have its problems. There is no body language, and it is thus easy to upset someone unintentially without ever meaning to. I really hope that when your friend reads your post, she sees how much she really means to you and that you are able to resume your friendship.
Val, I think I will follow your advice.
So if you don’t see me around anymore, I wish you all a wonderful Christmas time and the bst of luck in 2004 and all the years to come.
Personally, only close friends should get away with what she has pulled; however, a close friend needs to be given a little slack in case she changes her mind tomorrow. But she shouldn't be so selfish as to require so much of your time and should realize that she is doing so. Yes, you did spend a lot of your time for her when she was ill, but now she has recovered, she shouldn't need so much. She should be able to offer you a little slack too.
I hope things work out for you and your friend, and however things turn out, do not feel guilty, I don't feel that you are at fault.
Don't be scared away from PT, we will all miss you too much.
One letter/e-mail a day is amazing. But love isn't meassured in the amount of e-mails you get.. Well, we don't know what her reasons are and maybe we should just keep our opinions to ourselves so we don't hurt anybody? All we can do is hope things will work out. Bridges are hard to build, but easy to burn. Leave a door open if she wants to come back.
Don't leave! I'll miss you too!
Well, so far so good. I don't want to count my chickens, but it appears to be working. Yes....yes....yes. My Precious.... It feels so good to be able to click around at will without having to keep re-entering my password.
Good times are here again.... the sun is shining etc....
I also found out that I now wake up the annoying, grumpy neighbours when I start the car in the morning (at about 5.25 am). I don't feel sorry for them at all, they have complained so much over where we park our cars in a very undiplomatic and rude way while we have been as nice as we can, now we have moved them like they want to, and now they have to deal with the result it brings! What is wrong with people in this town?!