Hi, So here is my introduction, My name is Laura.I am currently living in Huntsville, Al (originally from Dallas, Tx)Irish-Catholic heritage, but second generation non-theist.I am out-going, and…Continue
"My moms side is Jewish (by heritage only), they were/are Atheists. My fathers side, protestant. I married a catholic (I converted him all the way to Agnostic :). I was raised with no religion. We celebrated Santa Claus, had a…"
"Hi! I also have lived in Alabama and Texas. I lived in Willis Texas (Right near Lake Conroe) for 4 years total on and off.
I have always wanted to call God an imaginary friend while someone was talking about it (Then the whole respect debate…"
Someone who sees meds from my perspective. It's not a lack of belief in them. The fact is they do work, but you can't take them and not expect to have other areas affected by the imbalance of neurotransmitters. It will change you,…"
"Like... seriously seriously?
Oh, and if anyone ever needs an understanding ear...
My name is Laura, and I suffer from Bipolar disorder...
I am not on medications, and I make due the best way I know how.'
I manage my…"
"I can see what you're saying. It's not that it actually something to judge a person on, but a nice attribute if they meet the criteria. I have a preference for darker hair over blonde or red. *shrug*, doesn't mean I'd…"
"Joseph is right, 6'1" isn't all that tall anymore, it's pretty average actually. (but maybe this is because out of my 4 closest friends- 2 are girls and are 5'8 and 5'10. 2 are guys and stand at 6'5, and 6'5…"
"As far as long term goals, I want to be the most accomplished individual I can be. But more specifically, I want to be published. I love writing, and I am working on a novel at the moment. (and I always have several short stories in the…"
"Yes, that much is true, but I don't imagine you particularly like being judged off of your height? I'd personally find it even more insulting, because it's not something I can change.
It's not a woman's voluntarily…"
"I can see what you mean, after Michael's post... I started thinking about why most women don't seem to post full-body pictures, and I do think it's typically an insecurity. But for me, at the time I really didn't think about it.…"
"Suppose I might as well join the convent.
I've dated for beliefs, common interest, I've dated for looks, I've settled for the 'sweet ones'... recently tried having a relationship with a someone that I now realize I…"
Greetings, Laura! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since April. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Yeah, I love pets, as a general principle ... just not so much in my house. It's an OCD thing. Dogs are fun to play with, but they don't fit well into my personal space. I'd rather play with other people's dogs.
It's true that I've seen entertaining improv. I got dragged out to a late-night show this past New Years Eve. It was funny, just not intellectually engaging like I expect from standup.
I definitely go in for political humor, myself. For my favorites, I'd have to list ... hmm. George Carlin (duh), Robin Williams, Chris Rock (good social commentary), Ron White (but not the rest of the Blue Collar Comedy guys (although Foxworthy isn't complete crap)), Dennis Miller, Jeff Dunham ...
Hmm, those are the big ones coming to mind right now.
Wow, sorry about the long delay there. The end of the week was a little squirrelly. It's easy to lose track of what I've responded to already, when it's a stream of comments. With private messages, at least you've got the little replied indicator to keep it straight.
So, what sort of work with animals do you mean? Have you worked in a vet office or something? One of my sisters is a vet tech.
And yeah, there's also a difference between not being prepared ... and going up on stage and thinking you're going to spin it as you go. I've seen a couple do the latter. It's never been pretty, that I've seen.
Even improv comedy isn't really random and completely made up on the spot. They always have an idea of where they're going to steer it. Personally, I'm not a big fan of improv comedy, anyway. I prefer more thought out, intelligent comedy. Improv generally deteriorates to bathroom humor and random, silly things.
That's pretty much what I'm planning on, with YouTube. I'm still working on getting my material and delivery clean enough to have someone record it, and then I'll post bits of it.
Heh, I've seen people do exactly what your friends are suggesting you do. It's generally not a pretty thing to see. "Well, I'm pretty funny, and I've had some funny things happen in my life, so I'll just go up on stage and talk about my life." *shudder* No, no, no, no, no, no. You have to have your thoughts all in order, because as soon as you're standing in front of dozens of people, you'll start forgetting which parts you've already mentioned. You need to have your punchlines planned out and phrased properly. There's a hell of a lot of writing, memorizing, and other prep work which goes into even a 5 minute standup segment.
I'll let you know when I have something presentable, though.
Ohhhhhh. I see now. I thought you had meant that you work in an Apple Store ... in the back room or something, dealing with the technical problems people have. Whole bunch of stuff in the back. Gotcha, I think.
Do the latest Mac OSes even have a Remote Desktop feature? I can't imagine they haven't implemented it for at least some versions, since XP Pro has had it for 7 or 8 years now. But, I guess they wouldn't implement that in the retail versions, huh?
Hmm, what sort of physical work is there nowadays? The only thing really coming to mind is construction. If you can get something in I.T. that's more mobile, it's fun.
I'm attached to the Work-from-Home support section, myself. I occasionally get tied down to the helpdesk, taking care of tickets, but I'm usually off driving all the hell around North Carolina, either installing new Work-from-Home users or swapping out PCs of existing ones. With about 500 or 600 people working from home, you'd be amazed how many machines need to be swapped out, in any given week. Some of those users live 2 hours away from the office, so one swap-out (about 30 or 45 minutes of work) can take up half of my day. I haven't even bothered taking a lunch for the past two weeks. I just munch on peanuts or protein bars, while on the road, and then I have a large travel mug full of water.
Actually, I only started seriously thinking about the comedy last year. I just kept coming up with good comedy bits, while I was trying to work on other writing. After a few months, I just gave in and started writing the stuff down. I'm working on my delivery and stage presence, right now.
Comedy is one of those things that you can use as a vehicle to spin off into any number of other areas. If I can get to the point of getting any TV exposure, that will make for sufficient name recognition to let me make a living off of it from then on. Heck, nowadays, even getting any kind of YouTube presence can potentially accomplish that.
"They mistake logic with internal consistency.
If you show a theist that his views are internally inconsistent, you will have some measure of success. He will make a good faith (ha!) effort at modifying his views to make them more internally…"
"Melinda that's so nice of your mom to support your daughter in her decision to focus on her classes. Did she already start summer school?
Joan we are here to support you and you are in our thoughts.
Happy hump day to you too Melinda!"
So tired of religious apologists asking me to show evidence for the non-existence of their particular god. I've asked them how they would go about showing evidence for the non-existence of the dragon in Carl Sagan's garage or Russell's celestial teapot. They assert that the analogy is false, but don't explain how. They use words like 'logic' or 'inference' as if they were magic charms without fully understanding what these words mean. It's not unlike superstitious primitives from a cargo cult…See More
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