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Aug. 22nd, 2005

alyson

Friends-Only, but I promise I'm not just being a bitch!

OK, so this is the official Post declaring my journal "Friends Only".



I hate the idea of a friends-only journal, because I'd like people to be able to read into my life a little to decide if they like my journal before having to make the commitment of being LJ friends and then realizing that my journal is crap and they shouldn't have subscribed.
But you never know who'll be reading your journal.... like say, your parents. Nothing against them, but really, LJ is supposed to be a sanctuary for angsty teens/college students! lol

So, I think I'll just give you a little summary-thing of my journal, to make up for it.

Here's what I usually talk about--
-Boring things like how my day went
-Politics, news... both humorous and serious
-TMI about sex... not for the squeamish!!
-Amusing things I find online
-Surveys, though not as much anymore
-Sometimes pics, if I have some good ones.... icons once in awhile!
-Random thoughts, dreams, rants, etc.
-And very rarely these days, drunk posts.

And occasionally I work up these good, long rants. And I attempt the angsty-emo thing every so often for amusement, but it's really not me. :) lol

And I need to stop beginning my sentences with conjunctions. ^^;

To my current friends- you all rock! :-)

Aug. 13th, 2005

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Women's voices are more complex

ROFL... Well, ok, it is kind of serious, too, but I think it's highly amusing.... I first heard it just a few minutes ago on NPR's Wait, wait! Don't tell me!

Men do have trouble hearing women, scientists find


LONDON (AFP) - Men who are accused of never listening by women now have an excuse -- women's voices are more difficult for men to listen to than other men's, a report said.

The Daily Mail, quoting findings published in the specialist magazine

NeuroImage, said researchers at Sheffield university in northern England discovered startling differences in the way the brain responds to male and female sounds.

Men deciphered female voices using the auditory part of the brain that processes music, while male voices engaged a simpler mechanism, it said.

The Mail quoted researcher Michael Hunter as saying, "The female voice is actually more complex than the male voice, due to differences in the size and shape of the vocal cords and larynx between men and women, and also due to women having greater natural 'melody' in their voices.

"This causes a more complex range of sound frequencies than in a male voice."

The findings may help explain why people suffering hallucinations usually hear male voices, the report added, as the brain may find it much harder to conjure up a false female voice accurately than a false male voice.


I still think it's quite funny. Hehe, our voices are too complicated for men to undersand! lmao....
But on a more serious note, then why is it that however many years ago, telephone companies decided they would choose female operators *because* people do respond better to women's voices? Or maybe it's just that they're easier to understand over a phone.

Aug. 7th, 2005

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Homophobia

This is very powerful...

I could be the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.
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Jul. 7th, 2005

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Vermont color bar thing

Well, I figured it wouldn't hurt to put this up, though I bet people are sick of seeing these by now.

Here is my own little, trendy color bar, made with my sad HTML skills:

   
<tr><td colspan="6" align="center">Vermont is Love.</tr></td>




If you're from VT.... go ahead and take it!

Jul. 6th, 2005

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My own trendy color bar thingy.....

Me fooling around w/ those goddam color bar trend thingsCollapse )

Other than that, today rocked. Working w/ the japanese students is so fun!!! And also I had my trombone lesson, which went well. My teacher was proud of me for not having to write in the note names for Alto and Tenor cleff. It was awesome.

Jun. 22nd, 2005

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OH... MY... GOD...... Guess who's gonna be on the Daily Show tomorrow night?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HOWARD DEAN!!! XD XD XD


Hehe, can't you tell who my fav. politician is? Sorry.... that' just makes me sooooooooooooooo happy!!!!! I mean, my favourite politician (the only one I even trust) is gonna be on my favourite show!!!!!! omfg omfg!!! That is sooo hot. lol :-D :-D Teeeheeeeee! I'm gonna go post this on EVERY blog that I have (except for my shut-down lj)
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Let's see if this works:

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Oh, fudge, it isn't working...... well, here's what the image is supposed to be, I think:
<--This is the one they gave me for my old lj sn!!

So anyway, I finished Freakonomics..... it was a good book. Easy read, so good for those of us whose brains have melted since school ended. :)

***I've now been inspired to make my own Icons, so here's my first... more to come on this entry!***
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