"There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall."
So...I also heard from a bird that women sleep the best when they are in a stable and happy relationship and men sleep the best when they are stable as far as finances are concerned. Interesting. Though it's also been found that women and men both benefit, in regards to sleep time and quality, from positive romantic relationships....evidence here and all over the internet.
CNN ran this story today about how more and more Americans are choosing to forego social networking sites and the internet in general due to something they call "internet fatigue". I, myself, have felt this before. Sometimes it's nice to just unplug.
I haven't laughed as hard as I did during this movie in a really long time, if ever. It has even set me into some residual giggle fits today. I'm definitely going to see it again before it leaves theatres. I've never been to Las Vegas and am not a gambler at all. But, this movie made me want to go there....now. My first Vegas experience may have to happen later this year.
FunFacts 1. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side. 2. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. 3. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. 4. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it. 5. The Mercedes-Benz motto is “Das Beste oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing”. 6. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal. 7. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing. 8. The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night. 9. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day. 10. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. 11. Dalmatians are born without spots. 12. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave. 13. The ‘v’ in the name of a court case does not stand for ‘versus’, but for ‘and’ (in civil proceedings) or ‘against’ (in criminal proceedings). 14. Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left. 15. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids. 16. The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee. 17. Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks. 18. The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones. 19. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die. 20. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart. 21. The verb “cleave” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate. 22. When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red. 23. When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red. 24. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor. 25. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney. 26. Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros. 27. Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan. 28. It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it. 29. The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples. 30. There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower. 31. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting. 32. Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death. 33. It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body. 34. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets. 35. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game. 36. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air. 37. Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die. 38. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it is smiling). 39. Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command “go hang yourself.” 40. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot. 41. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. 42. The average person laughs 13 times a day. 43. Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil) 44. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. 45. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog. 46. Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump. 47. Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound. 48. Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death. 49. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause. 50. The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!
Yesterday I embarrassingly had a mini-meltdown. Money troubles were the main culprit and it just sent my anxiety into a racing downward spiral. Being young and broke is really starting to wear on me. I cannot wait to start my new job so I won't be as strapped as I am now and maybe even save some money (foreign concept to me right now).
Today I'm feeling a lot better (hence the name of this post...and it's a joke between Jen and I that we both have it, typical psych student behavior). I've got a particularly busy weekend ahead of me starting tomorrow night with heading back to the Eastern Shore. Wine night with Jen on Friday (which I severely need). Dinner and a movie with friends on Saturday night (The Hangover....super excited). The Charles Village Festival and roaming the city on Sunday. I'm amazed how my friends and family always seem to crowd around me when I'm feeling less than stellar. I really have some amazing people in my life right now and (despite the stressful bullshit) am feeling very blessed.
"I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they’re true or not.
I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.
I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone’s ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.
I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.
I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we’ll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.
I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.
I believe that mankind’s destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it’s aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there’s a cat in a box somewhere who’s alive and dead at the same time (although if they don’t ever open the box to feed it it’ll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.
I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn’t even know that I’m alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.
I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn’t done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what’s going on will lie about the little things too.
I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman’s right to choose, a baby’s right to live, that while all human life is sacred there’s nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.
I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it."