Category Archives: Philosophy Rock


In Which I Think Saturday Thoughts

Both neighbors have garage sales going on today.  Odd. I would go look at their stuff, but we don’t really know them. My first real interaction shouldn’t be buying crap they want to get rid of. Someone is considering buying that framed bunch of candy wrappers. OK, I don’t need to see any more of their stuff. First bike ride of the year – short but deliciously warm. I wonder if I can go all weekend without driving?  I can get to yoga, but getting…

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The Fairy Apocalypse

I’m new to the Walking Dead show, though I read the comics years ago. I binge-watched as much as I could the last two weeks so I could enjoy last night’s mid-season premiere. The show is excellent (though highly depressing and gory – much like my beloved Game of Thrones) and watching  Carl rediscover some of the pudding-and-books delights of suburban living, made me realize A) I would never survive the zombie-world order without some Pantene and running water and B) Why is it ALWAYS…

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What I Think About When Flying

1) Those millimeter wave scanners are clearly based on medical technology and they are finding something wrong with my left knee because they pat it down every time. 2) It’s 2013 and people STILL try to bring water through security. 3) I wonder if I need knee surgery. 4) I need breakfast, but I’m not paying $8.95 for a egg and cheese bagel. 5) My other breakfast option is Twizzlers and trail mix. 6) Okay, I need the protein. Plus, you expect to get ripped…

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Miss Scarlet In the Kitchen with the Glass Mug

I killed a baby lizard. Part of the reason I’m a vegetarian is that I can’t stand violence. I can barely tolerate anger, because I know the vast wells of anger I dip into can make me so blind with rage that I wish violence on people and things. So to kill something has left me incredibly sad. I wasn’t angry (I hope … a dog had just chased Tigrito, so my adrenaline was pumping). The tiny thing was so fast, it darted under the…

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pi header

Sweet and savory pi

I’m not sure why I love Pi Day so much. I’m certainly not mathematical.  In the past, I’d herd my friends to the House of Pies in Silverlake and we’d eat pie, but no one would ever sing the pi-related songs I would gather from the interweb. Still … it’s Pi Day, and in just glancing at the Wikipedia page for pi, there’s a number of things I could philosophize about about (3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 … to be exact) from Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle to…

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