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SSar's Beast

It would probably enthuse and benefit me, in 2008, to:

-Get my Learner's Licence (need to hurry up before they extend the period between getting a Learner's and getting a Restricted, I think I read that they are planning to do this)

-Watch more anime. That is, watch anime. Need to get Deathnote off Layne, or was it Tara?

-Knit a cloche hat for myself.

-Sew an item of clothing.

-Set a maximum spending limit of $20 $30 per month on alcohol.

-Ride my bicycle.

-Learn thoroughly the art of Caring For My Bicycle. Good grief yes.

-Start running in the mornings. Continue running in the mornings. Continue further.

-Write something creative every day. This includes editing of work. At a stretch it includes constructive editing of other people's work.

-Go to the Go Club at least once every three weeks.

More added as I think of them.

The biggest one is to learn more. I am a reasonably intelligent person, but I am ignorant about the world around me - especially in comparison to my brilliant and inquisitive friends. What I need to do is to set patterns that will allow me to gain knowledge - reading more nonfiction books, finding people online to discuss things with, keeping updated on world events. It's okay to read a tonne of soft science fiction, less okay that sci fi is ALL I read.

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Nonfiction I have that you might like:

A Brief History Of The Human Race, by Michael Cook - exactly what it says it is, and totally fascinating. There's a bit through the middle that's a bit of a slog, but it's well worth it and the book as a whole is very rewarding.

Aliens: Why They Are Here, by Bryan Appleyard. Very cool book that doesn't offer an opinion one way or the other on aliens, but goes into psychology, medieval fears of spirits and fairies, religion, scifi, and what belief in aliens teaches us about human nature.

Mutants, by Armand Marie Leroi. The most scientific of these three, though quite accessible, about genetic variation and crazy human mutation. Very fascinating. :)

Yell if you want a look at any of them! I also recommend Unity Books for nonfiction, they've got a huge selection and are much easier (and more fun) to navigate than the other ones around.

Oh, and I also have a book on maths that's slightly below my level, and The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins if you want a bit of anti-Christian sentiment. :) I have more but they're in Nelson.

Well, good luck with all of these!

I have a good history overview book for the period 600 AD (ish) to 1860(ish). And the complete collection of Oscar Wilde plays (which has been at your place for months due to Blunebottle borrowing it).

Hm, I guess I should read the Oscar Wilde plays before he gets back then. I might ask you about the history book later - I want to read Frances's maths one first. :) Thank you for your suggestions!

Hello! I also have death note if those two can't lend you theirs...

Hey I was wondering what the contact is for your work? My boyfriend is looking for work and he's pretty much willing to do anything, so yeah

Email me the CV and I'll give it to my boss. No promises, though, as I gave her my flatmate's CV first.

oh, what's your email? I'll email it tomorrowish

actually sara.berger @ fishserve.co.nz would be more useful.

And thanks, I would appreciate getting Deathnote (or at least the first few episodes) from you! :)

if you want to get back into writing Morbane, allpoetry.com is a great place for older adult poets such as ourselves.

Thanks, Chrissy - I'll have a look.

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