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Shaving too often irritates my skin but leaving it makes my face hard to wash. Can't get all the skin oil out of my stubble. The sight of facial hair doesn't bother me unless it's one of those little dots under the bottom lip or a pencil-thin beard. Those just look odd to me.
danlansdowne: (Eyeball roll)
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Don't you owe me money?
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South Africa. I have wanted to go to South Africa my entire life. I want to go to the safari parks, I want to visit Cape Town and Kimberley (centre of the South African diamond industry in the old days) and travel on the luxury trains--the Blue Train and Rovos Rail's Pride of Africa. It's a beautiful country that I would love to visit. Wouldn't mind working there if they'd have me.

Once the country's more stable, I also want to extend the trip to include Zimbabwe. I would love to see Victoria Falls especially. It'll be a while before the country is in good enough shape to visit, though.

The best part of going to South Africa and Zimbabwe in the summer is that it's winter down there, so the weather will be a bit more tolerable. I don't particularly enjoy the heat.
danlansdowne: (Default)
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Yes, I do believe in it. It doesn't work in every situation, but it certainly makes life easier. Two partners staying exclusive means no worries about spreading diseases, no worries about alimony or child support/custody, and no jealousy.

Even at the dating level, I can't see myself going out with several girls/women at once just for laughs. I see dating as the means to an end. In my ideal world, I'd meet someone, go out with her for a while, move in with her, and get married in a nice linear pattern. No need for excess baggage along the way. Alas, it probably won't work out quite the way I want it to.
danlansdowne: (Default)
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I'd want to use a name from Egyptian mythology; we've used Greece and Rome a lot, but not Egypt to a great extent. Isis sounds like a good name for a planet, and she was described in a section of the Book of the Dead as 'Moon Shining Over the Sea.'
danlansdowne: (Huh?)
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I want my body to be picked clean of anything that can be reused by someone else at the hospital/morgue. Once that's done, cremate me and sprinkle me in a place of my choosing (I haven't decided yet). You can keep a bit for yourself if you wish, but don't keep me on a mantelpiece for all eternity. How boring is that?
danlansdowne: (Doo-doo-doooo)
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danlansdowne: (Deep thought)
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I think they should have just left it alone. Grandfather it in, then start the 'dwarf planets' with the next planet that doesn't qualify.

A telling piece of trivia: at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in West Virginia, they have a scale model of the solar system using flag poles at the appropriate distance on their site. Rather than remove Pluto, they left the flag at half mast. That flag could pop back up at any time!
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