Friday, May 29, 2009


One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.

-A.A. Milne

-back from relay for life
exhausted yet exhilarated
more tomorrow


Wednesday, May 27, 2009


it is 2 am,

1) i am studying for my financial topics test
2) my the Afters cd just downloaded
3) i am admiring my newly acquired cellphone, the versa (:
4) i am gawkwing about/at the following [tribute to my daddy]:

On English Spelling: Does GHOTI really spell fish?

The explanation for ghoti is:

"gh" says ``f'' as in "cough",
"o" says ``i'' as in "women",
"ti" says ``sh'' as in "nation".

Unfortunately for the ``ghoti spells fish'' theory, gh=f works at the end of a word, but never
at the beginning, o=i is unique to the spelling of women, and while ti=sh works near the end of a word, it is always followed by ``on'', to make tion=shun.

 "Ghoti" is popularly attributed to George Bernard Shaw.      
Copyright © Nels Tomlinson 2004, 2005, 2006
whatwhat #2
 In the same vein is "ghoughpteighbteau":  
P    hiccough [hiccup]
O though
T ptomaine
A neigh
T debt
O bureau

Monday, May 25, 2009


click me:
one of the truest descriptions of life i've ever heard.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


1) note the new buttons i added to werdnerd (:
-sharing is caring

2) twitter humor


-have a go!

6) ...the best for last : werdnerd got sponsored by uprinting!
-more to come from them (:

7) math humor

Saturday, May 23, 2009

a little about not giving up.

"Brick walls are there for a reason:
they let us prove how badly we want things,"

-Randy Pausch in his Last Lecture
Former Virtual Reality Professor at Carnegie Mellon

"The brick walls are
there to keep out people

who don't want it as much,

to separate you from the other people."

Friday, May 22, 2009

the rescues.

i kinda want to run away.

I look for the fire escape
I picture myself
Running like hell
Making my getaway

it's kinda one of those days, where you're really happy, but in the back of your mind, you feel like your storing this happiness away to prepare you for what's to come [or maybe that's just me]

The walls are caving in with no warning
This ship is sinking, I gotta swim for it
I'm running out of air


one of those moments where you realize your weakness, but kinda just say, "what's the use?",
but really, you just want to get away

Break me out tonight
I wanna see the sun rising anywhere but here
Come with me
Oh, this could be
The only chance we get
We gotta take it
We don't do it now we'll never make it
Lose this crowd
Oh break me out

or even just vanish for a little while
because you need to collect yourself

And I will walk
through shadows of tall buildings
Until I slowly disappear

because if i don't i feel like i'll lose myself.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

handwriting personality.

what does your handwriting say about you?

this guy is pretty amazing as he examines your personality via your handwriting

...also, he's pretty insulting

do the analysis!

is this real??
prolly not
although handwriting psychology is pretty awesome

afterwards, they tell you which pen is the "best fit for you", a good marketing ploy


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

euphonious composition

so ms christina sur
introduced me to the rescues...

Break me out tonight
I wanna see the sun rising anywhere but here

Whisper of our feet
Sneak down the street
Some kind of secret race

They'll carry on
Won't notice we're gone
So easily replaced

the poetry, pure poetry combined with the rhythym it is sung...
the music is maad gooood.

the lyrics, so very sad, make me want to go through something heartbreaking, and seek solace in the strains of these melodies and find the hope behind the words
I'm in a weak condition.
Now you cut into the heart of me.
You've got my mind racin'.
Losin' my grip on reality.

You got me second guessing what's true
and what's a lie.
Why don't you look me in the eye when I say

Everything is wrong without you.
My whole world's a wreck
Oh will you save me now
Or leave me crazy ever after?
i dedicate these two songs, the words & music that mesh together into a euphonious -- stays in your head, cant really contain yourself, gotta hum it -- composition, to a best friend who can use the sadness to aptly describe her life, and then even more aptly ascribe the hope in the songs to her life. stay strong girlie!
Come with me
Oh, this could be
The only chance we get
We gotta take it
We don't do it now we'll never make it


thank you matthew forsythe from

for my beeutiful rss icons :)
[pictured on the left]

now you can click on cute asian cartoons and subscribe to google reader,
or any other reader, with grace and ease

ttfn, ta ta for now!

Monday, May 18, 2009

guidelines for life.

What you make of your life is up to you.

Between who you are and who you could be
Originally uploaded by amanda pulley

IT'S OKAY to be who you are.

LAUGH more often.

FORGIVE yourself for not being perfect.

THROW AWAY resentments you hold for others.

REALIZE how much your family loves you.

REGULARLY re-evaluate your life to keep a clear focus on where you are going.

TOUCH OTHERS by being a good listener &
APPRECIATE others' thoughts and opinions.

EAT WELL and exercise
BECAUSE your body is your temple.

REMEMBER to appreciate nature &
HOLD the Earth and its people close to your heart.

LOOK for what is new each and every day.

-ardath rodale

[chief inspiration officer of Rodale Inc.]

Thursday, May 14, 2009


what do you do, when you know you have to do something, that you really don't want to have to do?

For instance:

What do you do when someone you once loved, outgrows you? Do you admit that you've outgrown that person also? Do you continue to hold on to the moments in between? Do you move on?

But those aren't the questions to be answered.

The real question is, if you know the answers to these questions, what do you do if you aren't strong enough to go through with it? Where do you find that strength? The strength to break it off, the strength to move on, the strength to live with your head held high.

This bridge will only take you halfway there
To those mysterious lands you long to see:
Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fairs
And moonlit woods where unicorns run free.
So come and walk a while with me and share
The twisting trails and wondrous worlds I’ve known.
But this bridge will only take you halfway there-
The last few steps you’ll have to take alone.
-Shel Silverstein, ‘This Bridge’

i hope that eventually you'll read this, and know that it's about you.
and that i'm not going to do this again.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009


Confident Writing means:

Finding your voice: writing that is authentic, that expresses your values, and comes from the heart

Taking responsiblity for your words: looking for ways to stretch and improve, learning from feedback, and creating work that you can be proud of

Trusting yourself: having confidence in your skill as a writer, in your right to express yourself, and in the power of your own words

Writing with positive intention: writing to make a difference, whether that’s to tell a story, communicate a big idea, or express something important to you

Writing to be read: writing that is clear, simple, and easy to read, and looking for ways to connect and engage with your reader

because our words count.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

eloquent brilliance.

"Because once upon a time

We grew up on stories

And the voices on which they were told;

We need words to hold us,

For the world to behold us,

For us to truly know our own souls."

-taylor mali, reading allowed
performance poet extraordinaire.

Friday, May 8, 2009

the title kinda says it all.

Happiness in a plastic cup strawberry bubble tea.
Originally uploaded by beachhearted

Thursday, May 7, 2009


68 would breathe clean air, 32 would breathe polluted air.
17 wouldn't have clean/safe water, 83 people would.
20 people would live in fear of death by bombardment, armed attack,
landmines, of rape, or kidnapping by armed groups.
80 people wouldn't.
17 people would speak Chinese, 9 would speak English, 8 would speak Hindi,
6 would speak Spanish, 6 would speak Russian, 4 would speak Arabic,
50 would speak other languages.

50 wouldn't have a reliable source of food and would be hungry some/all the time

15 people would be overweight, 30 would always have enough to eat,

20 would be undernourished, some/all the time, 1 would be dying of starvation.

48 would be men, 52 would be women.

61 Asians [woo!], 12 Europeans, 13 Africans, 13 North&South Americans, 1 Oceanian

48 people wouldn't be able to speak or act according to faith and conscience

due to harassment, imprisonment, torture, or death.

52 people could.

70 would be adults, 30 would be children.

creds to

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


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Monday, May 4, 2009


"Literature is as old as speech.

It grew out of human need for it,

and it has not changed except to become more needed."

-John Steinbeck, Nobel Prize Award Banquet Speech

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009