Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Summer has a blog! Read about her wacky adventures as she travels from one exotic locale to the next on her wee little legs!

I would have added her earlier but as I was checking my archives to find her earlier comment and acquire her site address, I discovered that nothing has been archived since I changed my template.

The information is all still there, but the link isn't being stored automatically. Cruel world.

I'm learning about different counting systems in my Numeracy class. Er, I'm trying to learn about different counting systems. I understand the Egyptians and the Mayans, but those Chinese are crazy. My goal is to be able to use an abacus by the end of the semsester.

We won't talk about the Babylonians and their base-60 system. They are dead to me.

I think most historians are with me on this.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Busy weekend. Birthdays. Work meetings. Sorority formals. Getting bitten by the meanest ferret ever (aka Cap'n Fuzzbeard) and even a bit of salsa dancing.

It occurs to me that I may be keeping myself busy just to keep myself from being introspective. I'm writing it down because I'm trying not to think about it.

I'm reading about Miyamoto Mushasi. It is hard to separate the man from the legend. Except for what he actually wrote. The greatest swordsman that ever lived and I can still hear his voice.


My schedule is approaching something almost normal. I've been going to sleep around two and getting up around 7 or 8. I guess that's not normal, but certainly much more regular. Like fiber for the circadian rhythms.

I made some dogtags at work today. Like most of the pet merchandise I buy, I intend to wear them myself. One tag says my name (legal, not my common name) and my social security number, much like my official and long-since-lost Army tags. The other tag says "Above all else, do no harm." I heard the phrase on an episode of Deadwood. It was uttered by a shell-shocked doctor. I'm not sure why I put that on the dogtag. I'm not exactly a pacifist.

I guess I'm just going to try and follow the spirit if not the letter. We'll see what happens.

If it doesn't work out I can always make new dogtags.