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lol LJ

I love my girlfriend. I love Biology. I hate chatting with idiots.

That's pretty much everything. :P
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    Deloused in the Comatorium
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Writer's Block: Luddites unite!

Are you worried about where technology will lead us? Do you think it's possible that civilization may someday turn away from technology altogether for the betterment of humankind?
All technology has potential for abuse: nuclear power can wipe out cities or generate enormous amounts of cheap energy, nano-technology can revolutionize computing and medicine or it can be engineered to sneak into our pores and destroy us one cell at a time. I think that, while the human race has demonstrated its willingness to use technology as a weapon exceedingly often in history, we as a race also recognize when something is so dangerous that it could wipe us all out, and we have shown just enough restraint in the past to know when not to use something. There will be weapons and horrors along the way (as with everything in human history), but I think in the end technology will do more good for us than harm.

Oh, as for your second question, you assume that turning away from technology will somehow be for the "betterment" of humankind. Since I don't think that makes sense, I can't answer the question. ;)
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Two semesters in the bag so far, and three As added to my GPA. Pretty soon it'll be respectable. :P The classes I'm taking now are still pretty basic, so As should be achievable. The English class is pretty heavy though. I've always been self-conscious about my writing, and this semester is going to be no different. It always seems to turn out ok, but I still can't help but be a nervous wreck during the writing process and even after it's been turned in and I'm waiting for a grade, especially if I feel like it wasn't as good as it could be (which is every time I write, so yeah). This teacher is really helpful and definitely knows what he's doing, so I shouldn't worry as much as I do. I can't help it!

I'm gonna quote Gandalf for my life outside of school; "life in the wide world goes on, much as it has this past day." My wonderful girlfriend is still wonderful (you helped me immensely with my last paper, I don't know if you fully understand how much :P). Warcraft is still a major timesink, but it's fun and I play with awesome people so I don't feel bad about it. I've been levelling a Death Knight on a role-play server, and been going over possible story stuff about him when I have nothing to do. This project will likely be abandoned just like all the others; my strength is creating ideas, not finishing them. Other games haven't really held my interest. Star Trek Online is getting kind of stale, though that's probably because I don't have a group of people to play it with. Console games haven't been able to hold my interest lately, the one exception is Bioshock 2. It's an awesome game and I would love to finish it, but Geli likes it too so I'm restricting myself to the weekends on that one, the game has enough depth that missing any of it is detrimental and I don't want to do that to her. We're also watching Farscape (which is awesome, and if you read this and haven't seen it, SEE IT), juggling both is an interesting since Bioshock is the kind of game that'll black hole your time if you're not careful.

That's enough for now. Thanks for eating up half an hour LJ.
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Because I'm Bored

Rules: It's harder than it looks! Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag some people. Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real . . . nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/girl name question.

1. What is your name: Michael

2. A four letter word: Mile

3. A boy's name: Marvin

4. A girl's name: Melissa

5. An occupation: Miner

6. A color: Mauve

7. Something you wear: Mittens

9. A food: Meatballs

10. Something found in the bathroom: Mirrors

11. A place: Milan

12. A reason for being late: My car broke down. (see what I did there?)

13. Something you shout: Monkeys!

14. A movie title: Miracle on 34th Street

15. Something you drink: Milkshake

16. A musical group: My Chemical Romance

17. An animal: Millipede

18. A street name: Martin Luther King Blvd.

19. A type of car: Mazda

20. The title of a song: My Own Prison
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I had some interesting dreams last night. I had two different ones, but despite the circumstances and the setting being different, the basic dream was the same each time. I was playing putt putt golf (something I haven't done in years I might add), and in both dreams I would do horribly and screw up, and in my anger I would throw the club or smash something or be generally destructive, resulting in embarrassment and further anger. I feel like my subconscious is trying to tell me something. I'm sure I'll figure it out. :P

In other news, life is good. :) The holidays were great, my sister is as awesome as ever. She goes to a Catholic school but she questions everything they tell her. :D I love it! All she ever does is ask questions, she's got a great head on her shoulders. It'll be interested to see how she turns out a few years down the road. My brother's still on medication, but he's pretty stable mentally (a lot more than last year, anyway). He taught me a few guitar exercises and even a riff from Enter Sandman for me to practice, methinks it's time to finally break out the guitar again. My parents are my parents. :P They really haven't changed much. There's talk of my father getting married to the woman he's seeing, but when I asked him about it he didn't seem too keen on the idea. I guess we'll see.

As much fun as it was up there, and as much as I didn't want to leave, I'm glad I'm back. It'll be good to see Geli again. :D
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    My co-worker coughing his lungs out next to me.
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Congrats!

Congrats Obama supporters, you elected a charismatic, inexperienced, terrorist loving, elitist, celebrity empty suit who's not telling us everything to the White House!

Also, McCain supporters, I'm sorry your war-mongering, bitter, grumpy, old, flip-flopping, confused, Bush-esque angry maverick with a sense of entitlement didn't get elected. Better luck next time?

Ron Paul '12.
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Rant Addendum

And now the "Bailout" bill has passed, 258-117 in the House.

They tell us it's going to get better.

I guarantee it will get worse.

Mark my words.
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