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http://www.sciam.com/1999/0499issue/0499techbus2.html

wow. An electronic gun with no mechanical parts fires a million rounds per minute.

An Australian inventor has developed technology that can allow a machine-gun to fire at a rate equivalent to a million rounds a minute. Think about security systems, robot assassin drones, point defense against incoming missiles . . .

a few of the many reasons i love her.

first of all, I don’t need any reasons. 🙂

but, I thought I’d share a few of her more wonderful characteristics.

amazingly kind – she’s done volunteer work, helped troubled teens, and is a generous, patient, and understandng teacher.

skilled out the wazoo – traditional, graphic arts, dance, well read, gardening…a vast list of others, too numerous to list right now.

beautiful – soft eyes, lovely smile, magnificent hair, gorgeous form

smart – can carry on a conversation about anything, and is willing to a lost art.

witty – good at being goofy, and clever too. able to maintain my interest for hours and hours…

*sigh*

I’ve got it bad.

[edit – 2007 – amazing what a few years and the truth coming out will do. Ah well, I’m in a much more loving place now than ever before, with a woman that makes me giddy whenever I touch her hand.]

A Red, Red Rose
by Robert Burns

O my luve’s like a red, red rose.
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my luve’s like a melodie
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will love thee still, my Dear,
Till a’the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my Dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun:
I will luve thee still, my Dear,
While the sands o’life shall run.

And fare thee weel my only Luve!
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile!

back at work.

day is beginning slowly. the apes, the aliens, and the humans here are all working well together today, so much so that I’m not sure which slot I myself fall into. got my candy order finally, it was placed with a fundraising mom who works here so long ago, it was like getting a present (moreso, because I had to pre-pay) peanut butter bears, covered in chocolate, way overpriced, and not something I’d eat now, because of the diet. so, everyone is snacking on them, and I look the hero, just for passing out chocolate on monday.

walked this morning, and came to the conclusion that I need some nice new sneakers.

monitor prime on my computer went south last night, and so I’m now running on my secondary monitor only, a sad little 14″ guy, that’s going to change next weekend, when I do my electronic holiday shopping… a fresh monitor will be my gift to myself, along with shoes. 🙂

sweetalyssm pointed out the chickenhead-mcdonalds connection to me, recently…

Last Tuesday, loving mother Katherine Ortega took her family to McDonalds for a cardboard-flavored meal of mcnuggets. While she was handing them out, she noticed one of them was like no other mcnugget before it. It was smarter, more evolved with a fully developed beak and piercing bread-fried eyes. But this wasn’t a nugget mutation or even some kind of contest to promote chicken heads. Someone just dropped an entire head in with the other McNuggets.

This story is probably a hoax. I want to think it is because I don’t want to imagine what other horrors are falling into the mcnugget fryer if a severed head can make it through their screening process. If that thing got fried and served, chances are we’ve all put things in our mouths that are now either building tiny cities in our stomachs and intestines or laying eggs that will do it later.