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Sitting on the Boardwalk
I got meme tagged! Oh noes!

    The rules:
  1. Link to the person who tagged you. (kiwikat)
  2. Post the rules on your blog.
  3. Write six random things about yourself.
  4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
  5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment at their blog.
  6. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.


Random things in no particular order:
  • I used to practice making faces as a child which is my my face is so flexible and expressive now.
  • Traveling makes me amorous.
  • I hate clutter so much that every few months I must purge piles of stuff. When I was a kid, I'd get so frustrated I'd regularly throw away bags and bags of things I didn't play with every day.
  • I get grumpy(ier) when I don't exercise at least every other day now.
  • I can learn pretty much anything out of a book.
  • I want very much to read philosophy regularly but most of it bores or confuses me to no end. And I freakin' hate Des Cartes.

    Huzzah for stuff! I tag madtownmichelle, antarcticlust, realization_no1, monkeyfetish,assfingers, bizarre

    Also, I'm ignoring some of those rules. Lazy.

    Photo:
    It's an interesting effect to decrease saturation but increase vibrancy. it gives everything tis vaguely brooding air. Increasing the detail sharpen helped too since the wood on the boardwalk is really old and weathered. Nice texture for the photo.

    Prints:
    I'm heading to the printer in the next few days. If anyone would like to order anything, now is an excellent time. :) All my photos from the last two years are available. Contact me at wringland @ gmail etc for pricing. Yay photos!

    Also, soon I will be posting buy links with my photo posts. I'm retooling my website to make purchasing prints easier in the future and I think I have the correct code together. I just need to re-work the photos available online and tweak the layout.

    The photo from last night seems to be a hit on LJ and Flickr. I've got about 200 hits already.

    Current Mood: sleepy sleepy

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    Comments
    kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 10th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
    If you want to get more into philosophy you should check out Sophie's World. It's a good introduction to the history of western philosophy that's told via a Alice-in-Wonderland-ish story about a Norwegian girl who becomes aware she's in a novel.

    I didn't realize the meme was supposed to be random things about myself, I thought it just said "random things". Which would be a stupid meme, if you think about it. Which is why I am now considering striking the old one and starting over and untagging you. YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO DO THIS MEME.

    I always made faces as a kid too, it's fun to be a rubberface. And I totally hear you on the exercise, if I skip two days now I feel like SHIT.
    abmann From: abmann Date: June 10th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Um... no take backs? I already did the darn thing!
    kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 10th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I'm pretty sure it's the law that you get 3 days to take a tagback. Don't make me call an internet lawyer on you!
    assfingers From: assfingers Date: June 10th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
    and i already did it on HIS request
    abmann From: abmann Date: June 10th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Bitch bitch bitch. You like the excuse to be surly online.
    assfingers From: assfingers Date: June 10th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I've been fairly surly IRL of late, too. Ask around.

    THAT SAID:
    I WAS DEFENDING YOUR POINT
    NOW I AM SURLY FOR REALZ
    kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 10th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I demand that you cease and desist and stop and put a hold on any future plans for meme-fillage or I will sic the internet on you. LOOKOUT!
    abmann From: abmann Date: June 10th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Don't mind the butthead. I just like to do these things because he feels obligated to do them. :)
    kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 10th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
    He's a very conscientious young man.
    assfingers From: assfingers Date: June 10th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
    SLANDER
    kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 10th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
    It's true, you probably don't even jaywalk.
    assfingers From: assfingers Date: June 10th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I do indeed! In fact, I did just today.

    University @ Park.

    I liked it so much, I plan on doing it again tomorrow.
    kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 11th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
    SCANDALOUS!
    tandu From: tandu Date: June 10th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
    The library has "Great Ideas in Philosophy" on CD. It's about a gazillion lectures on philosophy, from Aristotle to Zeno. I managed to pick up Volume 3, so I'm going through the early modern thinkers (Bacon, Newton, Hobbes, Decartes, Locke). Each lecture is about 45 minutes, and it covers the really complex ideas with relative ease and overview. I recommend it as a starting point, and then you can identify those you'd like to dig into deeper.

    Plus, it's free.

    Or, you could buy it: http://www.teach12.com/ttcx/coursedesclong2.aspx?cid=4200&

    Edited at 2008-06-10 02:43 pm (UTC)
    abmann From: abmann Date: June 10th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I'm trying to forge through Critique of Pure Reason.

    I just don't know why I can't process this information. Philosophy isn't that difficult and I can grok it conceptually. The second I need to apply or reinterpret it for anything, I'm done; I'm just apparently no wired for it.
    antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: June 10th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I think a lot of it is a) it's in translation, and b) it's deliberately obtuse at times. The brain is like a muscle in that new languages and styles take work, and things improve over time.
    tandu From: tandu Date: June 10th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I think a lot of it is, it is Kant. He's a tough nut to crack. Most of the Germans are.

    I tend to like the English Philosophers, myself: Locke, Hume, Bacon, Newton. Straightforward guys. ;-)
    antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: June 10th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
    The French aren't much better! :P

    tandu From: tandu Date: June 10th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Just don't put Descartes before the horse, you'll be fine.
    antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: June 10th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Har har. :P
    antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: June 10th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
    A meme!

    The clutter thing is interesting - I was the same way, but only with things I could see. If something was in a closet or under a blanket or something, I was ok - I just couldn't stand the clutter around me. Nowadays, I hate cluttered closets and cupboards and such.

    My inner bookseller is trying to think of a good philosophy read...Sophie's World might be a good one. It's a sort of mystery novel that reads as a history of philosophy course.
    madtownmichelle From: madtownmichelle Date: June 10th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Gah, evil tagger you. I is up.
    bizarre From: bizarre Date: June 10th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
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