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|Sunday, March 6th, 2005|
|Riddles in the dark...
I spent pretty much the whole weekend hiking the trails, it was nice. I have been so distracted lately with so much on my mind, that I knew I wouldn't get anything accomplished at home anyway so I decided to spend the time being distracted outdoors. Besides, I'm on Spring Break now, so a laid-back weekend on the trails seemed in order. It was 65 degrees today, yeah ;) I spent part of the day today in an area that I should have known better to go on a warm Sunday, it was crawling with
families and other hikers, but I stayed there a little while. Usually when I go there on weekdays it is mostly deserted. I was walking along a path that was particularily busy with people passing through, and for some reason I looked down at one point and right there on the path next to my shoe was a partially decayed corpse of an otter or some similar type creature. Its head was halfway decomposed, and the skull was laid bare. The body looked almost mummified, it was weird. And yesterday I was walking on a different trail - much more deserted - and usually I don't wear headphones when I hike as I like to be aware of the world around me, but this time I was listening to some music as I walked. So I'm not really paying attention to anything except the rhythm of my steps in the mud and the drone in my ears, when I suddenly noticed I was walking up alongside a 'possum. I looked down and it was maybe two feet away from me, if even, and it was ambling along slowly and kind of stumbling a little. It didn't even pay any attention to me. I stopped in my tracks and my first thought was that I didn't want to scare it, but then as I watched it meander along I figured it was probably sick or something. I didn't want to take any chances so I turned around and went the other direction. I've been hearing that rabies has been a problem around here lately, apparently there have been something like 20 people bitten by rabid skunks in the past few months. Cows and horses have been found to be rabid, which I guess doesn't usually happen, and they discovered it was from skunks. :/ Odd.
Anyhow, so that was my weekend in a nutshell. I climbed down to the river and hung out a while, and got muddy as a mudskipper. I'm starting to see bugs and bees everywhere, so Spring must be near ;) yay. I don't know what else to say right now, life is very weird and beautiful and has a way of creeping up on you with the most unexpected things. This is the strangest life I've ever known. - Jim Morrison Current Mood: fragile things, human hearts.
|Monday, February 28th, 2005|
|Sunday, February 27th, 2005|
|does this mean Death is my sister?
Morpheus ?? Which Of The Greek Gods Are You ?? brought to you by Quizilla
...gotta love them quiz-thingies.
Speaking of being lost in thought, I didn't get to cleaning my vertebrae today, they are in a bag in the garage for the moment. Anyhow, I did watch 'Napoleon Dynamite' last night, and it was really quite funny. I loved how it was more or less set in the present day, but everyone was so totally 80's. haha. Today I did little to nothing, I wanted to hike down to the river and sit there a while but it rained. oh, well. Time had no meaning. It was gone.
The dust of it lay at my feet, disturbed now and again by strange winds that eddied around the ancient rocks I stood upon. The sky, if one could call it that, threw fitful spasms of light and dark.
The fires of the borderlands. Current Mood: Bob, I want my garmonbozia
|I'm ever so pissed
Well, it looks like the Crow set I was savin' up for has sold out. d'oh. I knew
if I didn't order it soon enough it would go, but alas.
At least I have Jack Sparrow
to look forward to.
All is right in the world once again.
Still, that Crow set would have been pretty sweet.
I hope I never grow up. Current Mood: Arrr, shiver me timbers
|Saturday, February 26th, 2005|
|One day your eggs are going to hatch, and some very strange birds are going to emerge...
Today I spent the entire afternoon hiking. It's amazing how fast time flies when you are out in the woods, I left here about 1:00 or so and didn't get back until 6:00. I went back to the place where I found those bones and I decided to pick up a few. I don't think it was a deer, as I found what looked like metatarsals and deer wouldn't have those... it was a pretty big animal though, so I'm thinking maybe a dog or something like that. We don't usually have wolves or coyote out here in the midwest to my knowledge, but I'm not sure what else that big would have toes. :P Anyway, the bones were pretty broken up for some reason, not chewed but snapped. The pelvis was broken in two, and I even found the sacrum nearby. I found a few perfectly intact vertebrae, even with a bit of ligament attached and the intervertebral disks still between, so I took those and brought them back with me. I looked again for skull, ribs, etc but they were gone. Interesting.
So, that was my day today. I might have stayed out longer but the sun was setting so I headed back. I rented 'Napolean Dynamite', so I'm going to go watch. Current Mood: too much blood in my alcohol
|Friday, February 25th, 2005|
Well now that I've come out of the bone closet, I give a big thank you to shimmertwist once again for directing me to that awesome community. I don't know many (ok, any
) people who collect such things, so it is fun to connect with others of like mind. Or even just read their posts. I see I am not the only one who has opted for the natural route to cleaning bones... it takes more time, but it will be worth the wait. I had origionally decided to sever the deer's head and clean it up myself, but after long thought I realized as I mentioned before that it would be better just to bury it and wait. If I have to cut a few ligaments and clean off some remaining tissue it's no problem, but the major stuff would have been too stinky to simmer off where I live. And I'm not getting into the beetles. So, I will let Time and Nature do the work for me. ;) I am eagerly awaiting Spring so I can check on the progress. Right before our last freeze a couple weeks ago we had some warm-ish weather, so I was all set to upturn it then and have a look, but when I went back there I could just faintly smell it, so I knew it was still too rotten to bother. So, I wait. My only concern is that since it was a fawn, maybe their skulls are soft and underdeveloped and won't hold up well to the decay of Time and preserving it. I guess that would be a good question for the community if I joined.
I find many dead creatures in my travels here, and I am always tempted to bury them back there near the deer to await their decomposition. It would be a little burial ground back there, or rather my own little bone garden awaiting the harvest. haha. I was especially tempted the other day when I found a big crow, but I decided against as it had been completely eviscerated. I guess that might speed things up a bit, but I like dealing with whole creatures better. ;) Call me picky.
Anyhow, enough about that for now. I had a really good day today, but instead of going into it I'm going to go graze and then sleep. G'night, all. Current Mood: ahh, yes.... the harvest.
|Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005|
|I am the Elephant Man!
snagged from shimmertwist
You are closest to the Lord Ganesha. Althogh he has
an interseting feature of looking like and
elephant, his power makes him strong and
faithful. Lord Ganesh is the God to remove all
obstacles in life. And because of his unique
figure, one of his forces is that he looks
beyond one's outer apearance. You are most like
this Great God because you are strong and not
all that judgemental but, you are human and it
can be something in you like all the rest of
us. Well Lord Ganesh like many other gods and
goddess are just all incarnations of the one
almighty god. What Hindu God or Goddess are you like? brought to you by Quizilla
Who needs the infinite compassion of Ganesha when I have Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman staring at me with their dead eyes?!
heh heh. Is there any occasion on Earth that doesn't have an appropriate Simpsons quote to accompany it??
I didn't think so.
Well, Spring is slowly trying to show itself I think... the past couple weekends I went on several long hikes and I saw tons of geese flying overhead - man, they can be really loud when they want to. I also saw lots of eagles circling the cliffs where I was, that is always neat to see. I can't wait for the warmer weather to roll in, this winter stuff is getting old. Still, we got very little snow this year really, so I can't complain.
I was hiking not too long ago and I was climbing through a dried-up ravine... it's usually more fun to stray from the paths and follow the lesser-trod trails (no matter where you go it's obvious someone
had the same idea as you and strayed that way at some point, and this starts to wear little trails of its own. but they are always far less travelled by...) I came across a bunch of very old animal bones strewn about. I guessed by the size of them they were probably deer or somesuch, but I couldn't find the skull (believe me I looked) so I wasn't sure. It's always interesting what you can find in the woods.
Ah, nature. It has all been very entertaining, but I still look forward to moving back to the city. Of course, in the city I won't have amusing hillbilly pasttimes like finding bones in the woods. ah, well.
*goes off to shoot some cans* Current Mood: you can hear the bones humming
|Thursday, February 17th, 2005|
|how many times can I sit through the end of the world?
Well I know it's been a while since I've updated... the time keeps getting away from me... I've been wanting to update, but besides being busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest (ok, dumb old hillbilly cliche, but I never get a chance to use it) the computer here is an ancient piece of crap that is riddled with viruses and stupidity. Normal online tasks like checking email and posting messages take about three hours, and I'm never in the mood to put up with it. I'll post one or two messages and that's about the extent of my patience. lol. I can always do it from school I guess, but..... you know. I'm trying to be better though, as I miss updating and I miss all my pals.
So anyhow, I kept thinking of things I wanted to mention next time I updated here, but I have forgotten most of them by now so I guess I will just ramble. hehheh, what's new. :P Oh, I've got my own DA page now, as some of ye have discovered... it's just some photos and manips right now though. Someday I will post drawings/paintings and the like, when I get off my arse and get around to it. I'm almost embarassed posting anything when I see some of the brilliant talent out there, my god there are some amazing artists on DA... many of them younger than me. I've met some of the nicest, coolest, most disgustingly talented people I swear, and I can't figure out why they aren't showing their work in galleries and wiping their asses with wads of cash. Art is a strange thing.
In my musculoskeletal class recently we have been studying joints and ligaments, and one of the instructors mentioned he had a deer's leg all stripped down to the ligaments in the freezer. So I bade him thaw it out, and today I found he had left it in the 'fridge. SO, in lab tonight (we have a different instructor for lab and lecture) I pulled that sucker out, gloved up, and started playing with it... it was really neat, you could see the joints and everything, and bend it and see them move. The little cartilage pads were still there, and tendons, and everything. At first the teacher was all "Aw man, gross." But then she gloved up and started playing with it too, haha. Last semester we dissected cats, and they had a formaldehyde-y smell but that's about it... this leg, however, was not preserved so it smelled rotten. A couple classmates were interested in what I was doing, but the rest of them were totally grossed out by the stench. I got pretty used to it though. At one point I absently muttered, "It smells like the devil's ass", and the whole class roared laughing. The instructor laughed so hard she finally said, "That's it. That is going to be a bonus question on the next exam. 'What The Deer Leg Smells Like'. And you all better believe it's going to be on there." The funny thing is, she will
make that a bonus question on the test. On the last test the bonus question refered to a story she had told us earlier in the semester when we were talking about the skull, and she mentioned her brother stuffed spaghetti up his nose and had to go to the doctor to have it removed. On the test :"What food item did my brother stuff up his nose?" I couldn't remember, so I said 'peas'. Oddly enough, lots of people guessed peas. heh. she's entertaining.
Well, that's all for now... I wanted to post a humorous photo to delight and amuse, but... feh. I don't feel like it. Go back and watch Dancing Hitler. yeah. Current Mood: plutonians are teh suck
|Friday, January 28th, 2005|
|As the seasons roll on by...
I had a reflexology workshop from 9 to 6 today, it was fun. Played with people's feets all day, heh. At one point the instructor passed out black markers so we could mark the different zones on our partner's feet, so we'd know where to work the different techniques, etc... needless to say I am a total juvenile with a marker in my hand, so I made my partner's left big toe into a pirate. And she wouldn't let me wipe it off, which was amusing. Another one of my classmates is on this freakish 'lemon cleanse' fast as she called it, where she drinks this odd concoction 4 to 6 times a day and doesn't eat or drink anything else. It has lemon juice and molasses and a bunch of other weird stuff, and I thought it sounded kinda interesting until she let me try a sip. I think the Devil hung his testicles in it when no one was looking. It was horrible. The thing that got me, though, was that she said she is supposed to have nothing but this drink for FORTY (40) DAYS. What kind of freakish insanery is that? *shakes head*
The lady who was teaching the seminar had her petsitter back out at the last moment I guess, so she brought her dog with. It was nice having that fuzzy little energy in the room, I've missed canine love and attention since Bella died. I really miss having pets. This is one of the few times in my life where I haven't had any pets at all, not so much as a fish to feed. I've considered getting a fish, but I'm trying like hell to save up for this
. Priorities, man.
So anyway, that workshop lasted all day, I haven't done much else.
...33%? Pathetic. I find more evil in my sock drawer than that. I think it's time to go kill everyone
. Current Mood: each beat feeds the heartworms
|Wednesday, January 26th, 2005|
|exploiting the homeless for fun and profit... god bless amurrica
Answers to the movie thingy...
1. Heavenly Creatures
3. the Reflecting Skin
7. Fire Walk With Me
... so that was fun.
Not much to tell this evening, I just got home and I'm going to go forage for food. Then I'm going to play RotK on Xbox until my eyes won't stay open. heh.
And just when you thought you've seen everything, along comes bumfights
Ai Iluvatar! My eyes - the goggles do nothing! :o
Current Mood: mmm... free goo
The Great LiveJournal
Outage of 2005
During the outage I played crappy flash animation games.
What did you do?
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|Tuesday, January 25th, 2005|
|heavenly shades of night are falling...
I like Tuesdays.
Tuesday is Yoga day, yay. I'm really enjoying it. It's amazed how relaxed I feel afterward.
Next time our instructor is taking everyone to the cadaver lab, because he is teaching deep breathing and he wants to show the class a diaphragm. I've already been to the cadaver lab in my anatomy class, it is an interesting experience. Each time I'm in there I notice three things very strongly:
1. it's freezing freakin' cold
2. the bodies don't look real
3. it smells like formaldehyde, but doesn't smell NEARLY as bad as the room right next door... in that
room they are doing some sort of bacteria growth experiments, and it SMELLS LIKE ROTTEN HELL. It's funny, because we always dash quickly past the bacteria lab to get to the sweet, sweet fresh air of the cadaver lab. heh.
And, I had a little extra cash today after buying a text book that was cheaper than I had expected it to be, so I bought a new CD. All in all, a good day.
And to make it even better, I present to you now: dancing Hitler
Lookit the Fuhrer go.
g'night everyone. :) Current Mood: mellow
|Monday, January 24th, 2005|
|an angel fat at satan's feast
Spent most of the day in class, then I wanted to go down to the lab and
poke at the skulls
study, but it was closed. oh, well. After a whole day there I guess it was somebody's way of telling me to go home.
I swiped this from shimmertwist
hope she doesn't mind. I'm only listing 8 films instead of 12, cuz... well, just cuz.
1. Pick one dozen movies that are ones that you have special feelings about.
2. Pick a few lines of dialogue that mean something to you.
3. As people guess the film, strike out that entry.
4. If possible, after the film is guessed, explain why that movie made the list.
Have a stab at it:
1. All the best people have bad chests and bone diseases... it's all frightfully romantic!
I admit I usually wait to talk. But I'm trying harder to listen.
Pulp Fiction, guessed by morridwen
3. You've been exploding frogs again!
Forgive me, Majesty, I am a vulgar man. But I assure you my music is not.
Amadeus, guessed by nodding_folk
When single shines the triple sun, what was sundered and undone shall be whole - the two made one.
the Dark Crystal, guessed by shimmertwist
Alas, that these evil days should be mine. The young perish and the old linger.
LotR: the Two Towers, guessed by nodding_folk
7. We've got a phone here... it's got a little ring.
I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home. They're not much bigger than two meters.
Star Wars, guessed by nodding_folk
and by the way... ( jesus died to give you a nutritious breakfast.Collapse ) Current Mood: goodnight, moon...
|Sunday, January 23rd, 2005|
|The saucers are coming... get under the table...
Nothing much to tell today, it's been a nice laid-back weekend... went to the gym, did some laundry, watched ATHF... seeing Frylock in his bondage hood never fails to crack me up. oh, and I made some more is-love banners, as they bring joy to my shriveled little black heart. Hope you all had a sporktastic weekend.
Love is the Law, Love under Will. Current Mood: merry mayhem
|Something wicked this way comes...
Ok, I made my first colorbar love... why, I don't know, but I'm proud of them. so there.
Love them. Pet them. Feel free to take them and exploit them. Just let me know if you do, as I'll be curious where they go. I had lots of fun creating this evening.
It snowed all day today, it was a wall of white out there. I wanted to go to the gym, but driving would have sucked so I stayed home and... well, ate chocolate covered raisins and made colorbars.
Gotta love the weekends.( visual assaultsCollapse ) Current Mood: making pointless stuff is love
|Saturday, January 22nd, 2005|
|Friday, January 21st, 2005|
|Thursday, January 20th, 2005|
|It puts the lotion in the basket or it gets the hose again
I'm at school now, killin' time between classes. Not much else to say... tonight is my anatomy class, we're studying human skulls at the moment. Can't beat that. Most of them are missing teeth from years of people pulling 'em out. heh. Last semester we dissected brains, that was fun but they smelled like hell. While I'm in the lab I think I'll go look at the baby owl again. It makes me smile. Current Mood: mmm... brains...
|Wednesday, January 19th, 2005|
|Tuesday, January 18th, 2005|
|the owls are not what they seem...
I was lying on my bed reading a little while ago and I heard an owl outside my window. After living in the city almost 15 years, little things like that never cease to amaze me now. I never heard owls in the city... in fact, I rarely hear them here either. It's such an eerie yet cool sound. Another thing I see rarely are foxes... one ran out in front of my car yesterday, and I was all shocked to actually see one. I think that's maybe the third fox I've ever seen in my life. I see a lot of deer, this place is amazingly riddled with them... in fact during Fall when I'd go hiking if I sat quietly long enough I would usually see one or two come close by. I have found so many neat little naturey things to appreciate since I came here, and I love them; yet I still can't wait to get back to the city. One of the things I noticed as soon as I arrived here months ago was how much I missed the sound of car alarms in the distance while I lay in bed. Such a weird thing. I miss all those city noises outside my window. It's too bloody quiet here. Current Mood: hellsville, bells peal...