Blind man plays video game flawlessly
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"Terry Garrett is a 23-year-old mechanical engineering student and a gamer who can play through the PlayStation game "Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus" near flawlessly. Playing through a game near flawlessly is no easy task for any gamer. But consider this: Garrett is totally blind."

http://ingame.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/23/6118316-blind-man-plays-video-game-flawlessly

Chemically assisted optimism
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With my recent bout of fever, I returned from the ER with a standard set of strong medication, including an inhaler, because apparently I have asthma when I'm sick. I almost never use inhalers, but when I have one, I sometimes take a hit before bed, because it gives me a bit of a buzz. Did one last night. Settled in. Watched the dim flicking light of my wireless router LEDs, and became aware of the onset of mild, but unmistakable LSD style visual hallucinations.

Before drifting off to sleep, I rolled onto my back and watched the iridescent bubbling oil overlaying my ceiling.

Ah, but the best was yet to come....

Vivid dreaming. My dreams often include similar elements. One is a giant hotel which can be in various states on repair. At it's worst, it's a crumbling skyscraper with extremely unreliable freight elevators. But last night it was a chrome and glass beauty in the heart of a teaming city.

My second common element is various states of flying, which I rationalize as drawing from state of energy in the dreams. Sometimes it's barely levitating an inch or two. But again, this time it was full control, full power at will flight.

Ya try not to draw attention in a crowded city, but stuff happens. Sometimes you have to fly. Hotel security was on my ass but shortcuts over crowded stairs is an advantage. And it was especially crowded with people waiting to see the Dalai Lama.

Oh, yes, we met. He'd spotted me popping up 15 feet to avoid getting hit by a car. He and his companion asked me about it, His Holiness pointing up at the ceiling of the overhang in front of the hotel lobby. Now, I don't speak Tibetan, and apparently in dreams he doesn't speak English. So, I put two fingers under his arm and put the "fly" into him; up he goes. Finger not quite to the ceiling, so I put my other hand to his companion's shoulder and ground us, and it's right to the top.

I had to part ways with the tickled Buddhists, I'm sure they had stuff to discuss -- when they're not quiet, they're talking.

Such an excellent change from muddled fever dreams. I'm feeling much, much better.

I'm also feeing pretty good today
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Just over a 24-hour bug. I must say, if you're gonna have a bug, the 24-hour kind is the kind to get. Why can't all ailments just last 24-hours?

...except the kind that kills you. That'd suck.

I got a sammich
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Left over hot dogs, sliced into a spring mix salad = Greeny Weenies.

It's officially Spring. I'm gonna make an attempt to pull my head outta my ass and do stuff.

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Lived unhealthy for one year. Now Spring is at hand and need to nudge the pendulum. Today is a raw day. Gonna have a couple of those a week to start. I have no idea how much I weigh, but it's a lot.

Gotta get outside more.

Just sayin'
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I don't have a cold today. My nose isn't running. My throat isn't sore. I can breath fine.

Whenever I do have a cold, I tell my self that when it's gone, I'll appreciate my health. So, there.

I've noticed that when accidents are caught on camera, that the photographer often instinctively looks away. Some really good youtube clips suffer from that.

My Hotel Window at FFF
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Just had the urge to blog today
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Beware the mythical half-man creature who kills his prey by burying in meaningless details -- the minutiataur.

I would like to see a production of South Pacific in the context of contemporary war movies crossed with ShowTime sex.

I think part of the confusion in my life is that rather than identifying heterosexual or homosexual, I really prefer carnal contact with spirit creatures of alternate planes of existence. What's that called, exactly?

Side Effects
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Gas and heating oil prices have fallen this month. I can imagine three possible reasons...

  1. The word is out, there's a new sheriff in town.
  2. Nobody wants to kill the ox.
  3. Oil companies have had good production and they'd like to pass the savings onto their customers.

A day when nobody protested
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There are some countries who are bitter about the United States and can get away with some pretty tough rhetoric on any occasion. But if you're following up from scenes of Kenyans dancing in the streets, harshing that buzz would just make you look like a giant dick.

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