June 1st, 2004
|01:15 am - get it right with the quickness|
you know, i haven't really thought about them for awhile, but i have always loved sloths (scroll down on link). they are just fucking cool. especially giant sloths, those were always my favorite things in natural history museum. they may be smaller than dinosaurs and mammoths and stuff, but they are way awesomer. they have so much personality, and giant claws, and cutely weird rounded anteater faces with prehensile lips. fun! they move so slowly that moss grows on them. silly! their claws are so sharp that they hang in trees for days after they die. rad! i want a pet sloth. ooh and a stingray. stingrays are badass and graceful.
and yes, i know i live like a sloth. jokes anticipated. feel free to compare me to a stingray as well, for bonus points.
haha weird. i just added 'giant sloths' to my lj interests thing, and saw that 3 other people have it on their interests. and one of them is that girl alice that a bunch of my friends know but i have never (that i'm aware of) met
finish bender's joke
this song rocks my ass. i am gonna make a mix of mindlessly violent songs to break shit to. cuz sometimes, you just want to. this and static-x "destroy all" and that mudvayne song about hanging people. "dig"? ha apparently it will also be a nu metal mix. hurrah! gonads and strife
"The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes -- ah, that is where the art resides." -Artur Schnabel, pianist (1882-1951)
a blue whale eats somewhere around 40 million krill every day. baby blue whales gain about 200 pounds a day, or 8 pounds an hour.
my god do i hate the smell of zoloft. i can't describe it, but every time i open the bottle i honestly shiver. and it's weird, if i take one pill, hold it up to my nose, and sniff, it's not so bad. but i open the bottle and the air wafts up and AUGHH it's like fermented dusty death. i react to it the same as the sound of rubbing styrofoam, which is for me like scraping a blackboard (which does not bother me) is for people on tv
i just got a spam with teh subject of "delete". so i did.
i did not have a happy dream last night. well it was happy at the time, but when i awoke and it wasn't real i was saddened. and that's all you will hear about that, other than to mention that at one point in it, kate got me fired from my summer job at holloway, cuz i was hanging out instead of working, so i went to teh food court (the caf from central) and then to my other summer job at the mailroom. having 2 dream jobs makes up for having no real ones, right?
my cumulative college GPA: 3.18 - not so bad. in highschool i came out with a 3.25, so i guess i've stayed pretty consistent. however, the minimum for honors is 3.2 - i petitioned to stay in the honors program last year when my gpa went down and they were like sure it's close enough don't worry about it. but i wonder if it will show up on my diploma. if they don't give it to me for being 0.02 less than i need, i will be in a fight with them
clearly something broke in my room, because i keep finding little plastic bits everywhere, but i don't have the faintest clue what it was
i swear my landlord is reliving his college party days vicariously through me. every time i talk to him he's like, hey are you gonna go out partying? i remember him telling me once how he used to take a 6pack with him into the shower and get drunk. the day before graduation he was like, congrats! i guess you're gonna be out partying all week huh?
these random thoughts brought to you by my brain. and the number eleventy-seven.
state: blandly pleasant
np: fear factory - obsolete - 01 - shock
|Date:||June 1st, 2004 03:47 am (UTC)|| |
|Date:||June 2nd, 2004 11:50 am (UTC)|| |
Never mind. You obviously suck and don't know where "eleventy-seven" originated from. You bastard. You're sooo off my friends list. (I'll add you back tomorow, k?
uhh it originated from my brain. what are you talking about, mr ustmej?
i am particulary fond of Smilodon fatalis, or the sabertooth cat. The Cenozoic Era had the BEST mammals. They were so fucking huge.
i think even the insects were massive. once i read something about how there was more oxygen in the air which enabled this.
oh and Diatryma gigantea...if that was still around we would all be crapping our pants. It was a giant predatory bird that was 2.1 meters tall (up to nine feet high).
yeah what happened to all that awesome huge stuff? it can't just be we lost oxygen, cuz there's other places that still have it. elephants and giraffes and shit are still around. if africa can have elephants, i want me some giant sloths and irish elk
that bird is great! it's like a giant killer ostrich
woody, what happened to them was evolution. oh wait i mean god removed them and created earth.
I mean, there were no elephants back then, but mastadons and Primelephas, which had to sets of tusks! from Primelephas you got your african and asian elephants and then the mammoths(RIP)
The thing with the giant sloths is, they weren't all that successful. really cumbersome and slow moving. I think most giant mammals disappeared 10,000 years ago. There were a lot of GIANT marsupials in north and south america, but they all died out. my favorite were the ones that looked like the saber tooth cat. I think the placental mammals outcompeted them. The whole pouch thing is way overrated. Now we only have the opossum in north america, and the caenolestids ( i love this word) in south america. rest are in australia where there aren't many placental mammals.
that god, he's a tricky one
the normalsize sloths aren't much faster moving, but they're still around. africa and asia still have some giant mammals, we just got gypped
i didn't know opossums were marsupials, that's neat. i thought they were just in australia. what is a caenolestid?
i don't think we got gyped. i think we killed them all! We used to have mammouths. and more mountain lions and wolves. And Bears- those are pretty big. And we have alligators down south.
Opposums are marsupials. the only one in america. i have a sweet website on them. if you can't tell, i really like mammals.Today, most marsupials are found in Central and South America (around 70 species) and Australasia (around 200 species). Radiations took place on both of these continents during the Cenozoic, at a time when there were few placental competitors. Present marsupial faunas are very diverse, with some startling parallels with placentals (e.g., marsupial " moles," " anteaters," "shrews," "primates," " carnivores," and many others) but also with some lifestyles seemingly without strong placental parallels (e.g., kangaroos). But past marsupial faunas were even more incredible. In Australia, for example, marsupial herbivores the size of a rhinoceros, kangaroos nearly 10 feet tall, and carnivorous lion-like forms with shearing teeth and retractile claws all roamed the landscape. In South America, where parallel radiations of large placental herbivores may have denied these herbivorous niches to marsupials, marsupials filled many carnivore niches (including a sabretooth marsupial "cat"!), and some forms were remarkably rodent-like. It seems clear on both continents that invasion by placentals is correlated with a decline in number and diversity of marsupials. Whether placentals caused the disappearance of many marsupials, or the seeming pattern of replacement is merely a coincidence, may never be known" http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Metatheria.html
Caenolestids are the shrew opossums
"I’m on the Zoloft right, but that's just to keep me from killin' y'all"
--Mike Tyson, to reporters at a press conference