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Orion

Before I left for university I used to spend a small amount of time most nights getting used to the way the sky looked. The one thing I prided myself on was always being able to tell where a few constellations were, most notably Orion. Ever since coming back, I've been unable to find the bugger.

Tonight I was outside whilst waiting for some food to warm through and I looked up at the cloudless night, and I saw Orion as clear as if I had never left, and that sent a chill through me. I don't know if it's bad or good, but I do know that it is.

Also, something mythdude started over here.

Name five things that you know, in your power, you can get done if you want to and WHY:
  1. Quit smoking. Once and for all, not the sporadic periods that hit. Even when I do quit, some situations (see last entry) warrant a return to my old ways and I find it hard to go back to being quit. I do want to, though.
  2. Get a job. Full time, semi-decent pay, even if I have to live here. I need the money I can stash to further several goals of my life, even if that does make me sound like a capitalist pig, but such is the way things are. An anarchist must still buy his bombs prior to the revolution
  3. Try, just once, a psychedelic drug (LSD or magic mushrooms). Whilst I have thought and still think that Dr. Timothy Leary was mainly full of shit, I'm still deeply fascinated by the psychedelic experience, to the point where I cannot learn much more about it without experiencing it.
  4. Take up a martial art. When I was 14 I started learning freestyle karate, and worked myself up to first brown belt. I had to quit shortly before I was 18 due to university pressure and I never went back to it. During the three years I was doing it I managed to halve my time for the three-mile cross country run that our school/college did each year, and I was in a lot better shape than I am now. Even if I don't go back to karate I would like to train in something again, possibly Jeet Kune Do.
  5. Get a writing sample in to a RPG company. Despite the words of others I still believe most of what I write to suck, or at least to not be of the grade which is publishable, and I want to get a piece of work which I am happy enough with to say "Yes. This represents how good I can be."

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syncopated_time
Nov. 16th, 2003 04:51 pm (UTC)
While the psychadelic experiences I've had don't even approach what Leary wrote about, they are IMO experiences worth having. If only to be able to say, "Yes, I did."

In that vein, I would recommend sticking with the magic mushrooms should the opportunity ever arise. LDS nowadays is of dubious quality at best. It's also been know to cause psychotic episodes in some individuals.

My two cents, anyhow. Take or discard, as you wish.
mythdude
Nov. 16th, 2003 10:23 pm (UTC)
Horny Stew Alert! ;)

Hehehehe, oh whatever shall happen to make that urge go away. ^_~

And thanks for doing my little introspection thing!

I think you can do number one. Your a tough, cold man.....therefore, quitting something that makes you feel good should be easy! :)

I wouldn't recommend 3, but thats cause I draw the line at hardcore heavy drugs. I'm not preaching, just saying.

And 5 should be easy for some of the stuff I've seen you write. o.o; Seriously.
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