September 10th, 2007


Very interesting NYT articles: polygamist communities and Second Life

Started off this morning reading a fascinating article on Arizona strip (fundie "Mormon") polygamist boys in Utah being cast out of their families on church orders. How shocking, Psychology Today may have been correct about how monogamy works in men's favor (as then even the poor ones can get wives). However, even though less girls get thrown out of polygamous community than men, I still think that being forcibly knocked up at 16 (or 15) doesn't really leave you with a lot of good options. And the elders apparently reassign wives at will. So despite the fact that some people might advocate having marriage to multiple partners be legal - I think it will work to the disadvantage of women. Thoughts?

I also signed up for Second life after reading an article about stuff in virtual worlds. I guess if it's hit this degree of cultural saturation, I need to do it ... even though I'm still staying off Facebook and MySpace. Ecce Garnet Tammas!

Anyway, I think I'll be doing my big kayaking review today, since the guys haven't done their test plans for me to read and the only other thing I've really got going on is my exit interview.
Sea dragon

Worn out from physio; the value of LJ.

Physio + lugging 20 lbs of groceries home = exhaustion. Am trying to remedy with water, fruit salad, and Japanese peanut crackers. Napping is next.

I had one exercise added today (step down off stair onto one leg; keep hips straight), one altered (wall squats: stay down longer), one dredged up from whereever I stuffed it and waggled in front of my nose (runners' stretches, don't know how I forgot about them).

And while LJ is obviously a complete waste of time, I like that someone that I work with randomly offered me the use of a travel cot/crib, although it freaked me out when he made the offer as I'd completely forgotten I'd given him my URL. On the other hand, I did enjoy him saying that it was more informative reading than the CTO's weekly status reports, and since he's been gone for two weeks with pneumonia, I've probably been sliding some fairly juicy reading his way. "Who needs bug stats when you can have hot gossip!" And you know what's weird? My boss wasn't in today and my stress level was totally ratcheted down. What does that seem to say?
Jasper Morello

Still cleaning. Tired.

shadowdaddy is making meatballs and spaghetti sauce for tomorrow night. So now, a meme:

Here is how it works. Copy this list. Leave in the bands you've seen perform live. Delete the ones you haven't and add new ones that you have seen until you reach 25. An asterisk means the previous person had it on their list. Two asterisks means the last two people who did this before you had that band on their list, etc.

1. Nine Inch Nails********** (and others at Lollapalooza I)
2. David Bowie
3. Siouxie and the Banshees
4. Laibach
5. Psychic TV
6. Sun City Girls
7. Skinny Puppy
8. Lily Allen
9. Blondie*
10. Catpower
11. Sleater Kinney
12. Ben Harper
13. P.J. Harvey
14. Kraftwerk*
15. Jane's Addiction
16. The Cure*
17. Flaming Lips
18. Bauhaus*
19. Love and Rockets
20. Iggy Pop
21. Phillip Glass
22. Soundgarden (when they wuz small)
23. Nick Cave
24. Echo and the Bunnymen*
25. Diamanda Galas