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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Who or what can always cheer you up?

This is such an important question. I think too often we allow the weight of the world to get us down, and forget about the little things than can make us happy, if we allow them to.

Who? My husband. He has a way of doing silly dances, finding hilarious youtube videos, or referencing crazy things in pop culture in a way that can take me from tears of sorrow, to tears of laughter. He makes me laugh, and his smile can always brighten my day.

What? Performing. No matter what is going on, when I step on stage I'm happy. Even if tough things are happening offstage, being on stage is a form of escapism for me. I'm able to let my problems go and transform into whatever character I need to be. Performing is probably one of the activities that bring me the most joy in life.


Performance is where the heart is.

Raw Fruit Theater Troupe:
Cast of Love, Queens who Suffer from Postraumatic Stress Disorder


Who or what can always cheer YOU up?
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Technology is against me

I thought that technology was supposed to work WITH us, but lately I've found that most of the time technology is working AGAINST me. Somehow in the past two weeks I have come face to face with multiple technological anomalies, things professionals have said they've never seen before. Even the base of all technology, electricity, decided to hide away from my office for about three days. Can't work in the dark, without working computers, routers, or modems. I've had at least 5 "technology hates me moments," and I'm ready to regain my technosavyness once again. I'm not a pro, but I can usually work my way around a tech problem, but lately 1's and 0's have gotten the best of me.

Technology for the most part doesn't have a consciousness, at least not like that of humans, but what if something happened where technology did seemingly turn against us? I'm talking iRobot, Robocob, Terminator type turn against us. I don't think we could survive. We've placed so much dependence on technology that things would crumble pretty quickly at the absence of electricity, or the absence of a crucial server.

And what would happen if those developers and IT professionals at the top of their fields decided to turn against us? They really run the world, one line of code and they could probably turn our computers against us, make our twitter accounts eat our memory and have our cell phones turn us into slaves to a technological alien race.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mother Nature

I was thinking last night (at 4:30 in the morning when I couldn't get to sleep) about how we feminize abstract things. For example, "Mother Nature" is of course being attributed as being a female entity. I'm guessing because of her beauty and unpredictability. The same goes for Justice and Liberty. The symbols for Justice and Liberty are both female.



In such a patriarchal society, I wonder how/why these major abstract concepts are represented by woman. Subconsciously society must know that women are the backbone to any well functioning community, even if they aren't always given proper credit.

Thoughts?
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Friday, February 5, 2010

To be a kid again

Today at my job we had an education day where a group of kindergartners came in to see a performance by a Korean drumming and dance ensemble. The kids were ecstatic. They were moved by the music and they got up and danced as they felt it. You could see the excitement in their eyes.

They danced like no one was watching. That is something we lose when we get older. As time goes on most of us go from being free spirited and uninhibited to self conscious, and worried about the perception of others.

I think we should keep our adult wisdom, but live like children. Dance like nobody's watching, love like you've never been hurt and sing like nobody's listening. Enjoy life without the worry of someone else's perception, at least every once in a while.

When someone says "I felt like a kid again" they usually refer to an instance where they were able to feel free, able to let go of preoccupation with other's opinions and just LIVE. We should do that more often. Although it's hard to hold onto that youthful fire as we get older and gain more responsibility, adulthood doesn't have to be full of constraints or rules. Adults can have fun too

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