Daily Archives: January 28, 2001

The pictures I took

I took these early this morning. I had just enough energy to take these and then went back to sleep for an hour.
** Note: The pictures are in the “pic for the web” folder on my Yahoo! Photos page. I tried to link directly to the pics, but yahoo is being stupid about it. You can also see all of my other pictures, like my new apt, and pics of my mom’s cats in Washington.**
I like the second one better. The first one I auto balanced it and then saved it under the same name instead of changing it. I usually wake up an hour or so before my alarm and just sit in bed thinking about stuff. That would be a great time for a LJ chip that plugs into your head.
Anyway I’ve done a couple of emails, and talked to some people online. I think that I’m going to go to sleep. See you guys in a week. (Except you April, I’ll probably be up Tuesday night after 8 to drop off you DVD)
Current mood: discontent
Current music: The hum of the computer

Well, the cracks in my

Well, the cracks in my cave have been opened and the light will soon be shining through.
I still have time to patch it up, but do I want to?
I believe in freedom to do whatever you want, as long has it doesn’t hurt others. But by even posting that last statement, I’m being a hypocrite.
**sigh** What will be done will be done.
I will just sit here and wait.
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I feel a disturbance in the force…..

**sigh** Well, I have once again gotten nothing accomplished. I did take one picture this morning, but it didn’t turn out. I flaked on Peter and stayed home and listened to the Super Bowl on the radio.
Still no roommate.
Anyway, I cooked some more pasta. I am so tired of pasta. I want meat. I’m thinking maybe next weekend, I’ll call up Gabi and Barry and take them out to dinner since I didn’t make the wedding. And maybe I’ll take Dan, Jen, and Drake out to lunch since I haven’t seen them for years now.
Speaking of, Barry is online
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starting to get the sweaty palms now

so I decided to just take a peek at EQ vault to see what was going on in EQ land, and the next thing I know I’ve got like 5-6 different browsers up, looking at the old and new maps, reading about new spells and quests and trying to find a web site where I had a profile of my characters on.
O. K. I gotta get off. I AM NOT getting back on the E’Crack. I can’t……
Current mood: worried
Current music: George Michael and Elton John – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Researchers discover how a tiger’s roar can paralyse its prey

By Andrew Morgan, in London
A tiger’s roar is so intimidating that it has the power to paralyse animals and humans within earshot – a phenomenon that has, until now, baffled researchers.
Scientists at the Fauna Communication Research Institute in North Carolina have discovered that the tiger’s secret is its ability to make very low-frequency sounds that any prey will feel, in addition to the threatening rumble that is usually the last thing a victim hears.
Researchers have been working in the field of bio-acoustics, studying the frequency, pitch, loudness and duration of animal sounds in order to understand animal behaviour. They have established that the tiger emits low-pitched “infrasound”, a growl so deep that it is inaudible to humans. All big cats have this skill, although to a lesser extent than the tiger.
Humans can only hear frequencies from 20 hertz (cycles per second) to 20,000 hertz, but tigers, whales, elephants and rhinos can all produce sounds below 20 hertz. The tiger mixes infra sound growls at 18 hertz and below with the roar that we can hear, and the result, according to Dr Elizabeth von Muggenthaler, president of the institute, is that humans can feel the tiger roar – a sensation that causes momentary paralysis.
That blast of infrasound means a tiger has the capacity to paralyse even trainers who have worked with them for years.
“It rattles and shakes people, and it’s stunning because it happens so fast, just a split second,” Dr von Muggenthaler said.
“It’s an incredible force coming at you. When they roar, tigers often move at great speed from lying down to straight up. During that time you never have any thoughts of running away because you’re so glued to the moment in time.”
Tigers do not only use infrasound literally to scare their prey stiff. It is an invaluable means of communication for them because it can travel long distances.
The research will not surprise military scientists, long aware of the potential of infrasound as a weapon. Several devices that can stun advancing troops with a shockwave of low-frequency sound are being developed.
The scientists say tigers are “remarkably articulate” animals which, in addition to roaring, have a wide variety of special sounds for use with other tigers, such as chuffing – a type of affectionate greeting – growling, hissing, grunting and mewling.
In the first study of its kind, Dr von Muggenthaler and her colleagues recorded every growl, hiss, chuff and roar of 24 tigers at the Carnivore Preservation Trust, in Pittsboro, North Carolina, and at the Riverbanks Zoological Park in Columbia, South Carolina.
Last month she told a meeting of the Acoustical Society of America how tigers “talk” with a range of messages. It is the use of infrasound, however, that really singles them out.
The Telegraph, London
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Well, poking around LJ, trying

Well, poking around LJ, trying to fix my style. I need to find my color guide, cause I can’t fix any of these colors…
I guess LJ has a to-do list that’s in beta. I guess that’s cool if you are in a community doing a project. maybe like forCreativity 101
I just realized that I really haven’t emailed anybody in awhile. Hmmm, I think I will have to crank out some of those today while I still have the time to.
I also should do a little with the new web page. I have about 2 pages of sketches that I did awhile back. Now I just need to tinker and see what I can do with those sketches
I think I also need to find a new icon.
Current mood: calm
Current music: Sade – Bullet Proof Soul

**yawn** Early morning web surfing

Early morning web surfing
Got the Sunday relaxing music and toast to go along with the surfing…
Current mood: waking up
Current music: Sade – No Ordinary Love

Horoscope (by astronet.com) Recent worry

Horoscope (by astronet.com)
Recent worry and pressures may be due to a partnership situation that seems to be going nowhere. If you are in a relationship in which someone else seems to control every situation, you may need to reevaluate your position. Try to discover why you need the control in your life. You are more potent and powerful than you may realize. Let go of any strings in regard to financial matters. Make new plans.
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Pictures have been edited and

Pictures have been edited and moved to a CD. It almost filled the whole disc. Amazing.
Randomly read other journals. Most of them are teenagers in love. **sigh**
Also went to GabbyMoe’s. I was listed on there once in a previous lifetime. I wonder if I was ever mentioned in her column. Anyway, the thing that caught my eye was the posts talking about secludedgrrrl. Can she even be considered a grrrl. Anyhow, the girl just makes me laugh. I’ll be reading her journal and she will be talking about her day and the stuff that she is doing with her husband. And then, one day, she’ll just say something so…..Christian Coalition like and then the battle just starts up between her and the rest of the world. I def. don’t agree with her views, but she has the right to post and I admire her for standing up to them, even if sometimes she is a hypocrite about them.
That just gave me an idea……..
I’m on AIM and one of my old friends is online. I want to talk to her, but she has pushed everybody aside. Actually, it’s pride that keeping me from doing anything. I’ve tried to talk to her, but she has brushed me aside. If she wants to talk to me, she knows how to get a hold of me. I hope everything goes well with her delivery. I’ll have to hit the gossip lines to get info on that, I guess.
**sigh** Pride is another double edged sword.
Thinking about watching the extras of Fight Club. Sometimes, I wonder if I am just imagining the life that I am living and in actuality, I’m insane. That is the only reason that I can think of for some of the things that I have done in my life.
Well, she is at her party. Is this the day that she meets the new guy? The guy to replace me. My last two ex’s rebounded off of me pretty quick. I, on the other hand, am slow to get back in the game.
But I don’t want to get in the game. I want her. I just need to fix myself, that’s all. But, I need to figure out what’s wrong with me. Or face up to what’s wrong with me. The same old roller coaster ride. I wish I knew how to get off the ride.
O. K. I don’t have too many minutes left on my phone bill, so I should save them for tomorrow. I think that I will watch either The Matrix or Mulan? Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum
Current mood: blah
Current music: Listening to Subsonic on Live 105