You guys are totally nuts and I love it ;)
My daughter and I were watching a show on terraforming Mars. It was really interesting and we both enjoyed it very much. I love shows that spark good conversation afterwards.
She asked me if I would choose to go. If all things were relatively the same and you only had the choice of staying here or trying life on Mars, would I go?
I loved that question and we had fun discussing our answers and the whys behind them.
So, I ask you - Would you go or would you stay? what factors might sway you? Possible thoughts: economics, distance/visit challenges with earth friends and family, incentive packages, employment opportunities, fully terraformed planet or enclosed climate-controlled settlements, your age at the time of the option to go.
What might you miss if you left? What might be such a huge factor that you could never conceive of going? What factor might make it so desirable that the only choice is that you do go?
I'd stay. I love this earth too much.
I don't think this is just about going to another planet but could be so easily applied to living somewhere else even in your own country.
I couldn't even take a job more than an hours drive from my daughter!
I love adventure. I'd be game but if my sons didn't want to go then there is no way I'd leave Earth. That stands even if I had a better life on Mars because without the two most important people in the world, there would be no point in going. Great question and one I am going to put to my boys :)
If I could take my son and a few people I would miss entirely too much, then I would probably do so. I love changes, well trying out new places to live. It would seem like an adventure, the only thing that would probably keep me from going, other than my son, would be the "stuck in a bubble" sort of atmosphere idea. I would be afraid of feeling closed in or caged in.
I like to be able to freely move about, being as it were, if it was enclosed I would be too tempted to want to go out and explore the uncharted areas. Although, if it was a fully terraformed planet with endless explorations, I would be so game.
I would love the opportunity to try out a new living situation, new employment opportunities, and try out a new economic opportunity. I would love the chance to explore a "new" planet though. Imagine all the possibilities that could arise from such a thing?
I am now going to go and research this. Where did you see this? Was it on a television channel, like Discovery or History? Something online?
Would go in a heart beat. :)
Stabb's been in California for 6 days, returning today. His plane was delayed at LAX and he missed the flight. He's frustrated and had 12 hours before the flight out at 1AM.
I miss him, but he'll be home before I wake up. That makes me feel all warm and happy :)
Ah ha! I now know your weakness. ;)
That sounds really delicious.
I need to find a place that makes that, or find a recipe for it.
Oh Joli... Our love is mutual.
So lets talk about Pho... it is in fact, comfort food. Boiled bones, cardamon and those weird rice noodles? It's a divine bowl of love for a gluten avoiding girl. I love to cook everything from scratch but I will admit to cheating a little. I freeze my Pho base. I make a lot and portion freeze it. I do the same thing with my Dashi (Japanese stock).
My husband and I love to adventure deep into Chinatown here in Vegas and eat in those tiny noodle shops where the menu only has pictures on it. When he first started taking me to these places I was afraid to eat anything but now I get excited to try a new Vietnamese place.... The food is great here.
But then, the food is great where you live as well. I was looking at a slideshow in Images journal the other day and it was very cool to see things that I remember from when I visited. New Orleans is a special place. I remember August air being so thick I nearly choked on it. I remember this little restaurant in a residential area that had the most disgusting bathroom I had ever seen and in this same gross place a toothless bearded lady served me beans and rice that I have never been able to duplicate.
I remember watching silver painted people sniffing glue from baby food jars and a crazy tour guide who took us to a church to see St Expidite (cause that’s what it said on the crate he came in) haha…
I remember tracing my fingers over the chalk X’s on Marie Lauvoux’s grave…. The beignets at Café Du Monde…. and drinking in the quarter with old men who had accents so thick I couldn’t understand anything they said. Hmmm… I think I just babbled all over your journal. Anyways, Pho is yummy!
OK, that clinches it! I'm going to kidnap you and make you my Phở wench!
I'll trade you my gumbo and jambalaya :)
Bones found my kryptonite :(
Birra and Morri don't know I'm going to do this, but I wanted to review my experience with their company.
We have a website for the Center and I switched hosting from Go Daddy to Aspire some time ago because Go Daddy just did not represent us with the direction they're going with Marketing. I've been very happy with Aspire.
We designed our site and liked it, but it wasn't easy to update the content frequently. After talking with birra, it was an easy choice to go with Aspire to help us get the site where we need it. I cannot express enough how different the experience was. I spoke directly to him and he quoted a price based on our individual needs. Then, they quickly ran with it and our site looks great. It's easier to navigate, looks more professional, and...right.
Next, we'll talk about how to log in and change areas of content like what we need in the food bank, pictures, etc... Morri is amazing. I'm so happy and because I know them, their professionalism and work ethic, I'm worry-free. From hosting to web design, these guys will do it the way it should have been done in the first place. I've even bought equipment from them, and the help and advice FROM THE OWNER, HIMSELF, is an experience I have never had before.
Two thumbs up...WAY UP!
As an aside, the company has a large heart, too. They have donated to charities, including our Center. I just could not recommend them more highly or be more impressed. They don't just sell to you; they actually give a damn.
I couldn't agree more with you.
If you ever hear me remarking or commenting on Mickey- It's the IBM I bought from Aspire. I recommend that company whenever I hear people say the want something they sell, or need a better company all around to work with.
I even link people to it from my Twitter account, my Yahoo, and on FB.
I already read her journal. I've talked to her on this site since 2007. She's a sweetheart.
Men can find pride in the strangest things. Things women just do not get.
J: Oh God, what's that smell?
S: *sniff sniff*
J: Did the cat pee?
S: *Proud grin* It's MAN SWEAT!
Apparently MAN SWEAT + laundry basket + 2 days = the sum of this reeking source of man pride. You are a strange breed, you wielders of the opposite sex.
It's those gals with their noses again!
There's also a mean sense of pride with regards to our own flatulence. So there's that to consider. Maybe it's all in our noses. I'm still surprised that the scent of Shell's Premium Unleaded isn't a cologne. They could just call it V-Power 93 or something cool. I'd buy the hell out of it.
It took a while but now I am comfortable letting one rip with Birra around. I censor it a bit because on the sound scale, I could totally "blow" him away.
That's what she said...
Do your worst! I'm not afraid!
Look, Joli, most of us have so little to go with... we have to take advantage of everything we can.
It's not the reeking that we value, not that itself. It's the concentration of reek that value is derived from. It takes virility, almost animal power, to emit a really good stench.
If the sheer force of my presence alone will crack and contort sanity, leaving mere mortals wracked with nausea... then how tremendous must I be! Beings of such magnitude inspired the Old Testament and decades of Lovecraftian plagiarism.
I think I just heard a universal grunt of approval that was undeniably male.
The entry, and the comments to it just made my day :D thank you ;)
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21:04 Mar 31 2011
I saw those too. Makes you want to scream, doesn't it?
01:17 Apr 02 2011
Special people there.
23:19 Apr 02 2011
Ow. My brain. It hurts my brain.
23:05 Apr 04 2011
Intruiging... if some people can mean ass people, can *I* mean ass people? I think if I tried I might get arrested, so it might be better not to find out.
23:32 Apr 04 2011
mabe we talk about it 2marrow bcuz tired and bored bcuz takes 2 long and sooooo bored