cereus: Cereus cactus blossom (Cereus)
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I already wrote a post about this. http://cereus-sphinx.livejournal.com/15406.html

The name of an unobtrusive, tough cactus with a beautiful flower once in a while.  And then because that was taken - I added the moth that pollinates it.

If I changed it.. I don't know.
cereus: Ringtail Cat climbing tree (Default)
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Looks like a whale vertebrae.  Actually got to hold one once, it was an awe-ing experience.


cereus: Ringtail Cat climbing tree (Default)
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Writer's Block QOTD: What was the last time you cried?

 Actually, it probably was allergies, considering they're flaring up a little. XD

But probably it was the yearning ache and joy of seeing the thunderheads massing on the horizon.  Feeling the chill creosote-scented wind, and then feeling the first drops on your face.  The whole desert aching for that touch and then that touch's fulfillment.
cereus: Ringtail Cat climbing tree (Default)
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I like e-mail the best - although the advantage of IM is that you get instant feedback - so the whole conversation sticks tightly to the curves of what exactly you're both interested in.  But it doesn't tend to be as deep.  Mostly I notice there are so many more things I can say when I'm writing instead of talking. 

I've brought up ideas in writing that are much more complex than what I typically speak.  Due to the fact that any given syllable can not come out - even though I've sent the signal to my mouth - or it can come out bass-ackwards.

Weirdly enough -  actually knowing the other person a long time makes it easier.
cereus: Ringtail Cat climbing tree (Default)
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Personally, All the people who don't follow "if it's yellow let it mellow" or flush every time they take a pee.

And at the same time refuse to use a composting toilet, a urine composter, or any kind of greywater system.

I get it if pee is a personal squick, but it can't be this societally universal  And plus, it's not actually touching you, pee is as close to sterile as your body's going to get. And you can close the lid.

Hey, you're spending your water on something you don't even like.

Why not save it for, I dunno, one of the aforementoned long showers?  A nice hot one (or cold for the summer) with lucious smelling soap.

EDIT: And I would appreciate people's opinions.  Do you think I'm way off target, that I have a point? ...
cereus: Ringtail Cat climbing tree (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]I'll elaborate more later but three things:

1. Conserve water whenever possible (in arid areas).  Water in the evening and water smartly.

2. Treat material items as precious: Reuse/recycle whenever possible. Plastic is made out of fossil fuels, which are going to be rare. Metal is pure awesome!  It can have immense strength without shattering - it just bends! Electrically conductive,makes nice wires and sheets, SHINY....

3.  I'm planting a garden, in part for enjoyment, but also to get more foods locally.  Most imprtantly to start figuring out what ways of growing food are right for our area.  I could just go back to the Native American/Spanish days... but if I want to be more modern I have to figure it out myself. :)

cereus: Ringtail Cat climbing tree (Sandworm)
[Error: unknown template qotd] If I had my choice I would just be buried out in the desert somewhere.  Water is life and I'd like to think that my life is out there begetting more life or easing desperate conditions for some plant.  The body is something like 70% water, that's a lot of water!  Even the most ardent conservationist has to drink something to keep the reservior full.  It would be good to give that water to something or someone else.

Personally, I would love to invent the Deathstill.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremen#Collection

The legal authorities discourage do-it-yourself burial, so my hope is simply to get buried in such a way that my corpse benefits something living.


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