April 11th, 2001

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ana voog

someone on my friends list posted this morning in defense of ana, but kept the post friends only because he didn't want to deal with the inevitable flaming from the losers who seem to thrive on judging other people. well flame on, i am proud to say that i am a member of ana's site, and i both admire and respect her and her art. there is a lot more to art than aesthetics. of course i'm not going to hang a picture of a tampon on my wall, you small minded idiots. cams may be a dime a dozen now, but ana was the second ever. she has created and inspired a vital and energetic community at anacam, both on her public bbs, and the private one. many of my LJ friends are people i met over there, and we all found LJ because of ana. i don't read everything she writes, and i'm not particularly interested in watching the cam, now that the novelty has worn off, but i do look in now and then, and i value the friends i have made there. once in a while, ana will write something particularly insightful, or inspiring. i've even printed out a couple of her posts. if her pictures of a tampon have stirred this many emotions, and opened this many wounds, and caused this much introspection, and been the catalyst for this much discussion, isn't that the essence of art?
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considering the recent excuse for a presidential election, i pose this question: if you could choose the ideal president, who would it be? who is the person with the qualities most suited to lead our country in the direction you believe it should go? don't limit yourself to politicians, americans, or even living people. but please do explain your choice.
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hmmm...less than 24 hours until she arrives. have i done any housecleaning since i got home on monday? am i madly cleaning now? the answer to both is a common two letter word. is there a pill you can take for procrastination? how about for pure unadulterated laziness?
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taken from the site mentioned previously

Cave Formations (Speleothems):

As rain water falls through the air, it picks up carbon dioxide. As the water soaks through the soil, it picks up more carbon dioxide which is being given off by decaying vegetation in the soil. Water and carbon dioxide form a mild acid, carbonic acid, which is similar to the fizz in a coke. As this acid seeps through limestone, it dissolves the calcium carbonate out of the limestone. This dissolved mineral is dripped into the cave, where the carbon dioxide is given off. The water will no longer carry the minerals, so they are deposited in the shape of tiny crystals. These crystals are known as calcite, or cave onyx.

Sometimes calcite is deposited as the drips hang from the ceiling of the cave, forming a stalactite. Other times the drops of water are still full of minerals as they drop to the cave floor and build up stalagmites. Beads of moisture sometimes deposit onyx on the cave walls in rough-looking clusters called cave coral. Water flowing slowly down the walls or across an incline in the cave form smooth looking onyx known as flowstone. Onyx formations can take many different shapes, depending on the way the water comes into the cave.
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i created 15 creatures in the technosphere. a couple of weeks ago. of these, 4 are still alive, along with 7 of their children. my herbivore, "farbelcuum", is the most successfull, having killed a couple of the carnivores who attacked it, and having given birth to three offspring, all of whom are alive.
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i was really hoping to get more serious and considered responses to my question. so far the nominations are:
James T. Kirk
Abraham Lincoln
Goofygrape
Senator John Kerry
Zuul
I posted the question in both of ana's bbs's also.
I'm going to add the late Robert Kennedy to the list, and also James Carville. Kennedy is the choice of my idealist side, and Carville the choice of my cynical half. Kennedy would inspire the nation to move in the right direction. Carville would manipulate it to the same ends.

I am stil open to more nominations, folks.