Once more with feeling, I find myself writing my first blog.
As a lot of you probably know, I've been blogging on Myspace for awhile now. . . except that I haven't been blogging lately on Myspace, because, well. . . you know.. . it's Myspace. Terrible design, objectification of participants, and tween-trendiness notwithstanding, it was well past time to get away from the extremely sexualized advertising.
The plan, of course, was to set up my own website. . . and it wasn't a casual plan, to be honest; there was quite a lot of planning that went in. . . but in the end, my strong anti-technology capabilities won the day.
Today, I got tired of people telling me it should be easy to set up my own page, and decided to make use of the easy-to-use tools that wander the world, waiting to be made use of by people who intend to blog but not on Myspace. . . and here we are.
For anyone encountering me for the first time here, I suppose I should introduce myself. Having just graduated with an eminently useful Associate of Science degree in General Academics, I'm about ninety credits away from the B.S. in Physics that I'm shooting for. In lieu of full time formal education, I volunteer, and goof off, and currently hold three jobs--I'm very excited about paying my own way this fall, and should probably take a moment to mention the entirely awesome generosity of my family, especially my mother, in getting me this far.
It bears passing mention that I am a wee bit of an emotionally stunted egomaniac. I have made some fantastic, amazing friends, but also my fair share of bad social mistakes and general trauma. . . who knows, maybe I'll blog about that later.
I love to read, bum around the internet, and watch lectures and documentaries. Currently I'm working my way through lectures on classical physics, economics, and world war II. I study French not in school, and have just decided to start rotating as well between Spanish (which I had a couple of years of in HS) and Chinese (which I know about one word of). At some point I'd love to pick up an impressive smattering of Latin and Greek--especially Greek, 'cause Greek geometry is the jam-diggity--but that's a lot lower priority at the moment than science.
(Hmn. . . I've just made myself sound like a psycho geek. . . no truth in that at all. . )
My goals for this summer include writing every day and becoming technologically independent. . . after all, maybe I can change my own oil, but I can't remotely start find out why my OS isn't working without help. Hopefully this will be improved.
My goals for the next five years (ish) include getting another 45-50 credits closer to that B.S., and traveling significantly in Europe and Asia, all in an as-economically-independent-as-possible way. After that I'd like to move to Canada and start a small commune. . . no, just kidding. Not a small commune.
Other interests include mountaineering, literature, dance, and revolutionary politics. And a lot of things. Most things.
That's all. :)