stacy was here (and probably spinning....): Hello again. Yes, I'm still around.















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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hello again. Yes, I'm still around.

I've been busy with school and work and stuff, and I haven't updated in a little while, so here's a bit of an update...

* I will never be a field primatologist. In addition to my physical issues with breathing in the rainforest, I could never, ever deal with watching an animal die without doing something about it. I made the mistake of watching that new Lemur show on Animal Planet, and they just let little Gizmo die of hunger and exhaustion. He'd been abandoned by his mother and troop when he got hurt, and they just kept leaving him behind, and he soldiered on as long as he could and then just gave up. I know it's "bad science" to interfere, but it doesn't make rational sense not to. Lemurs are endangered, because their habitat in Madigascar shrinks alarmingly every year, and they're already down to a miniscule percentage of the island. Roll him some fruit, for chrissakes, catch him and get him into a zoo if he won't be able to learn to feed himself again, but why just let him shrivel up and die? It's cruel, dammit. Dead people I can deal with. Maybe it makes me wierd, but I've always had more of an emotional attachment to animals than people. Maybe it's because animals never let you down or betray you.

* Everyone who is a student should go to and get their $60 copy of the Office Ultimate Edition. My favorite thing ever now is OneNote, the most brilliant computer program I've ever seen. Yeah, it's Microsoft, and I have a bit of problem endorsing anything they sell for matters of principle, but it's a 90% discount, so at least they're getting less of my money. And OneNote is seriously making my life more awesome. It now contains my knitting patterns, recipes, notes on the research I'm doing, a growing list of the books I own, sizes of various friends and family members so I can make things for them, ideas for my business, contact info for important people, and loads of other things. It's like a USB drive for your brain, only more organized. It's awesome.

* I sold two copies of my mini-scarf pattern on my etsy shop! Soooo excited!!!

* I started with a new counselor, and I'm being treated with EMDR. It's a way to train your brain to refile things in the non-emotional centers of your brain. This happens normally over the course of time, but EMDR makes it happen faster. It doesn't make it so you can't feel grief or saddness, just so that it doesn't take you over in the same way. I have high hopes for it.

* Chris got me a screaming card for valentines day. It has cartoony critters on it. It is awesome.

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