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Month: April 2009

Chatsworth Peak

Chatsworth Peak

Apparently that oil drum was just below (as in virtually the same thing) Chatsworth Peak as recognized by the US government.  Here is a google maps plotting of the GPS coordinates for Chatsworth Peak: View Larger Map What does that mean? Well, it means that yesterday I hiked to a vantage point of 2,314 feet above sea level. This is more than twice the minimum feet required for something to be a “mountain.” …which means, I can (technically) say I’ve…

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I’m radioactive

I’m radioactive

My dad pointed out that the area I was in yesterday was the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.  Specifically I was wandering around Area 1 and the “southern buffer area.”  Apparently the land is still quite polluted and the fires last year released more toxic stuff. This morning I woke up with a stuffy head/runny nose. Do you think I have swine flu or radiation poisoning?

Adventureland

Adventureland

Sunday at noon Victor caught me online and we headed to Shamshiri for lunch.  I had the lamb and while it tasted good, it was … “chewy.”  Nothing like the super soft lamb I’ve always had at the Westwood Shamshiri.  Shamshiri always stuffs you (with rice, mostly) to the point of pain.  Today this would come in handy. Victor had to do some homework, so I decided to go to Stoney Point by myself as it was such a nice…

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Many Lives Many Masters

Many Lives Many Masters

After having a philosophical discussion with a classmate recently I was recommended to read the book Many Lives Many Masters by Brian Weiss MD.  I wasn’t able to find the time to read the book until the school term was over.  However, the book is short and I was able to finish it in under a week (only reading while on the elliptical machine at the gym). The book is quite straightforward in its “discovery” of “proof” of reincarnation.  The…

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Why Texas is welcome to secede from the US

Why Texas is welcome to secede from the US

Keep in mind the Secretary of Energy being questioned here has a nobel prize in physics and a PhD from Berkeley.  Barton was so proud of himself afterwards he put up this message on twitter: Joe Barton single handedly shows why we shouldn’t have Texans OR Christians in government.  (Adrienne, you might want to check out what Joe Barton did to fight the Combating Autism Act….) PS – Joe Barton has received over a million dollars from the oil industry.  Glad…

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Dear Old Dad

Dear Old Dad

So now I can be added to the burgeoning masses that blog about “OMG my mom and/or dad are on facebook!” Yeah, now my dad is on facebook.  Nothing wrong with that – dad has always* embraced technology, I remember seeing huge yellow books on our bookcases about learning C+ as a kid.   *except for the internet – I still recall the “waste of time” speech at the dinner table when our mother brought up the topic somewhere around 1998. …

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Roger, you devil…

Roger, you devil…

Seven months ago I railed against Roger Ebert because he was apparently a creationist.  Recently he has blogged again with an entry called “How I believe in God.”  In it he says he is not an atheist, believer or agnostic but rather some sort of mash-up.  His views are somewhat close to mine (which maybe I’ll fully reveal in a similar large blog entry at some point), but unlike Ebert I can recognize that I’m agnostic.  Admitting that there are…

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