River

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My dad got this in the mail from his insurance company:

 
 
Did you know... car-related injuries are by far the leading cause of death in teens? Getting your license is an exciting step for your teen, but many parents share with us their fears about the responsibilities and dangers of driving. With this in mind, it might be time to review whether or not you have life insurance coverage for young drivers.

 
Is it just me, or is that a bit creepy?

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    City Sleeps - Prototype
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River

Too many browsers

Firefox has not let me log in to Livejournal since I started using it. Apparently Internet Explorer 8 doesn't like it either - so my former strategy of using IE for Livejournal and Twitter, and Firefox for everything else, no longer works. So now apparently my setup has to be IE for Twitter, Google Chrome for Livejournal, and Firefox for everything else. This really is unnecessarily complicated.

At least I seem to have figured out how to get Firefox to stop randomly refusing to open... and gotten rid of IE's frequent crashes...

I think my computer has browser issues.
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River

At the pool today...

...I overheard a preteen girl telling her credulous friends that she's a vampire.

"Can we see your fangs?" one girl asked.
"I don't have them. I'm a different kind of vampire."
"Do you only get them at night?"
"Yeah."
"Can we sleep over some time to see them?"

Twilight fans, I'm guessing. I wonder if she sparkles in sunlight.
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Three lightbulbs and two lamps have died in the month since I've started this new writing project. Coincidence?

I know they're bound to die eventually, but this rate of attrition seems quite high.
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    A Perfect Circle - Pet
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River

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All my life I've thought adulthood was that time in the future when I wouldn't cry, and I wouldn't get frustrated over minor things, and wouldn't be socially awkward, and would be infinitely adaptable and able to handle anything. When I would be the person who people kept wanting me to be, rid of all the problems that kept getting me into trouble.

So now that I know that's not going to happen, how will I know when I'm grown up?
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    Casey Stratton - Nailed to the Cross
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River

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The real cause of swine flu (paraphrased):

 

“Swine flu is God’s judgment on the world for eating pork. But when I try to tell people this, they say I’m not being scientific. I love science! I’m a scientist! How come people who believe in God are never taken seriously??”

 

Sadly(?), I no longer have the original link.
 

River

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There are some days
when no matter what I say
it feels like
I’m far away in another country
& whoever is doing the translating
has had far too much to drink

- Brian Andreas

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We've misused our free will
And we've messed with the plan
We are fallen
Lost in the garden

 - "Calling All Angels" by Eliza Gilkyson

I was listening to this the other day, and I started wondering... how do you misuse free will? Doesn't free will imply that there is no way to misuse it? That you can use it however you want? Morality is a different issue. It's not part of free will. The only way it's connected is that without free will, morality would be meaningless, because there would be no way to choose to act morally or otherwise. To say you can misuse free will is like saying it will be (or should be) taken away if you use it wrong, which sort of negates the concept of free will.