End of Funemployment

– Counterfeit drugs. Not too big of a problem in the U.S., but imagine not being able to trust medicines that are supposed to be making you healthier. You take it to feel better, but instead the drug contains toxic chemicals that make you feel worse. I would much rather be unemployed than have some forms of work, and a maker of counterfeit drugs would be one of them.

– If your medicine cabinet is in the bathroom, it might not be the best place for it. Some drugs need to be kept away from heat and moisture. These drug thought came from the drug development course I took online on edX.

– 7 generation thinking. Thinking that puts into consideration and learns from the 3 previous generations, looks ahead 3 generations into the future, and applies all of that to the present generation. I thinks that’s a pretty good coverage of the generations. Some things can’t be planned or even imagined if the timescale was any narrower. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFzEI1rZG_U

Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin. I want to read it.

– By observing you’re altering, already participating. You’re already there. It’s resolved. You don’t think. Thinking thinks, no I’s involved. Don’t get attached to your thoughts. Don’t rewind, just let it go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1YRsyInIY4

– Be healthy for your future kids. Your body is your own but if you plan to have kids in the future, they’re gonna need you too. Good point pointed out to me by Louis C.K.

– Biography of a Germ by Arno Karlen. Just started readin it.

– People who read off of teleprompters, like news anchors and the President, are kinda like singing karaoke with no music. Talking karaoke.

– Paleomagnetism. “Permanent magnetism in rocks, resulting from the orientation of the Earth’s magnetic field at the time of rock formation in a past geologic age. It is a source of information for the paleomagnetic studies of polar wanderings and plate tectonics.” So the magnetic field of the Earth tends to move around over time, and it’s direction and intensity can be read from how certain minerals form in rocks.

– Chimps are more closely related to humans than to gorillas. This and similar thoughts come from the human evolution course I’m taking online.

– People can look at the past by digging the ground and finding fossils or looking up at a star. You stand in the present.

– The movie Holy Motors was nice on the eyes.

– Civil forfeiture. Shit’s fucked. Can’t believe things like this can happen in the U.S.. The article’s a bit long so I forgive you for not reading the whole thing. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/08/12/130812fa_fact_stillman?currentPage=all

– The words ‘willy nilly’ and ‘blab’. Especially ‘blab’. In various forms too… ‘Blabbing’. ‘blabbed’.

– I miss having a pen pal. Writing letters in general.

– When you see that some event in the past/future happened/will happen on your birthday, you’re like, “That’s my birthday!” But also a lot of other shit happened/will happen on that day all over the world forever ago and forever in the future. Not just your birthday. You are still the most special though, don’t worry.

– Lucy the fossil hominid is about 3.2 million years old. Think about THAT.

– Big brains and bipedality are nice things, but they sure made giving birth pretty tough.

– It’s cool that we still have canine teeth. Makes me feel WILD.

– My dog has a basket full of her toys. Sometimes she digs deep down to find certain toys. How does she choose which one she wants? Does it vary depending on her mood? What are the criteria she considers? ‘NOT feelin Mr. Fox today… Maybe something a bit chewier right now. Minnie? HELL yes.’

– Got a job in Japan with a drug development company. I haven’t accepted the position yet, because I’m still interviewing with a couple of other companies. More info coming up in the near future.