I still live in the RV. People ask how long I'm going to stay here and honestly I don't know. I love it so much that I don't even want to leave. I DO want a solar panel, though, which gets installed thursday. That's exciting. Did I already mention that I had 5 people over to play cards? That's six people in the tiny RV including me, which is my personal record. Soon I will have a house party.
I learned (the basics of) PHP, MYSQL, and AJAX in the past week. They have such scary names I assumed that it would be really difficult to learn, but in fact it's super easy. I'm making a quiz site (like those myspace quizzes), and I already have most of it done. It's even fancy and ajaxy. If you're a lady, pretend that this last paragraph was about me saving kids from a fire, and not about nerdy stuff. Thanks.
My eyes are getting better and better from PRK. Still not totally recovered, but almost certainly 20/20. We go in for a checkup in a few days, so we'll see what the doctor says.
I weigh 128 pounds. That's nuts. A year ago I weighed 145 and a year before that I weighed 155! I am way too skinny, so my new goal is to eat at all times. Right now I'm eating two hummus sandwiches. When I eat I eat a lot, but sometimes I don't eat enough meals in the day. Parking / living across from my favorite restaurant helps with that.
I got a kick ass flashlight called the Surefire Lumamax L7. It's seven times brighter than a 2D mag lite, much smaller, and rechargable. I should write at bestintheland.com again so that I can explain in detail how kick ass this light is.
I wrote a new mini ebook about wingmen which you can get for free at www.makeherchaseyou.com/wing if you refer a few people to my free 10 day e-mail course.
My little sister graduated from high school. She's the best and I am super proud of her (just for who she is... graduating high school isn't that big of a deal). On a similar note, graduations are the worst thing ever. All of the speeches are the same "You're expecting for me to talk to you about X, but I'm not going to. Former President XXXX X. XXXX once said 'inspirational quote here'. blah blah blah... this is the beginning of a new chapter in your life and it's time to let go of the old surroundings you're used to". Seriously every speech is like that. I actually started laughing when the third speaker (do we need three speakers) included a presidential quote.
I think it's awesome that Ron Paul is getting so popular. If he wins I might actually stay in America. I go to this super hippie smoothie place called Daily Juice and even THEY have signs for him. Hippies endorsing a republican. Wild.
I shaved my head. It was really hot and I've always wondered what I'd look like. Now I know - I look kinda funny.
The other day there was a huge storm here. My friends and I all have high end rain gear so we put it on and took a walk through the woods. I felt like half commando half homeless person. It was really fun. Actually, I've been doing more things outside recently and they've all been fun.
Ok, that's all for now.
Ron Paul is more of Libertarian. He supports small government, strict constitutionalism, and little government intervention in the social affairs of its people. Hes like a social liberal and fiscal conservative. Its really the best of both parties.
No, it's serious. The short version is that he's not corrupt at all (takes no kickbacks and donates part of his salary to the treasury), speaks in plain english, and has a very logical non weasely approach.
I've heard "Ron Paul" mentioned over the last few months but never really paid attention. What's so great about this Republican that even "hippie's" are supporting him? Is it just a tongue-in-cheek internet phenomenon like "All your base" or maybe they like that he's against the Iraq War?
i'd have to disagree with the flashlight. although it is the brightest, it certainly doesn't last the longest. most surefire flashlights only last 1-2 hours max. I'd keep an led flashlight as a backup.
I've lived in my RV for 10 days now. I have only gone back to the condo to get clothes, and to sleep one night (basically I picked a loud parking spot that was 10 feet from the condo and it was 5am so I just went inside instead of driving to a quiet spot). A lot of things have panned out as expected, but there have also been some big surprises.
I could go on and on, but you probably get the idea. I totally love living in this RV. It's a great feeling to drive over to my mom's house and have her say "Oh, you didn't happen to bring those tickets, did you?" and to just be able to walk into my house and get them.
My parents are really into the RV thing, which is funny. They're always a bit skeptical about my schemes. My dad helped me take out the CRT TV and the Microwave which I replaced with a flat panel and a flash bake oven. My mom made me nice curtains. I'm trying hard to resist the urge to totally trick out the RV. The carpet smells a bit musty so I might put in granite tile or bamboo floors. I think that would be neat.
My opinion: There is no such thing as 'who you are'.
It actually annoys me when I hear people say, "blah blah blah blah! That's just not who I am". Bull crap. We are capable of ANYTHING. How could we ever argue that? I actually think there is a mathematical argument that would prove this (maybe I'll pull that out some other time...) but seriously: I challenge you to name ANY act that you wouldn't do. I challenge you to tell me 'who you are'.
For some reason, we seem to need to be identified, especially to ourselves. Now this may be a paternalistic issue, not as prevalent in maternalistic cultures. However, at least for the former, we have a drive to know 'who we are' or 'what we're about'. "I'm all about the blah blah, you know? I'm totally blah blah blah and would never blah blah. That's just not who I am" Bollux, I say.
You would literally do ANYTHING you are physically capable of doing, provided the impetus was correct. So would I, of course. We are only a sum of potentials, constantly making the best decisions we can in the circumstances we are in. Let's not delude ourselves that we are incapable of anything that we are actually capable of doing. Let's not pretend that we exist on some etherial plane, above and beyond a horrible act. You are not a mass murderer simply because you've not done it- not because you wouldn't kill. One is not a thief for the same reason that one is a thief. Stealing, or not. Just because you believe that you wouldn't steal doesn't mean that you won't, or haven't. Just ask a criminal thief is he/she is a thief. They will immediately understand your question to mean 'do you think of yourself as a thief'. And they will, most of the time, answer in the negative. They don't 'feel' like a thief. But ask them if they have ever stolen and you'll get the opposite answer. And because it can never be absolute, the belief can never depict identity. It can only depict what I heard once called a Residual Self Image, a rendering of identity that is borne by your brain for the purpose of being able to picture and/or live with yourself.
I've had the displeasure of knowing some bad people in my time. I suppose I could be one of them. I don't know. I don't believe that i am, but there you go. Ask any one of them: Do you think you're a bad person? 99 out of 100 will say 'no'. And of course they believe that. How could they not? How could we exist with any hope of future if we have come to the conclusion that we are inherently not good. I'm sure there are folks out there reveling in their evilness... but seriously, I've either not met them or they are very well disguised. I mean for real: pick a President that you hate. Can you honestly say that you think even they believe they're a bad person? Even though they totally screwed up the country?