Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Animal Mixing

Mixing stuff is fun. When i was younger, I used to mix all sorts of stuff together in the bathroom sink. It was always a good time. A friend of mine who i ran into today suggested I write about mixing animals together, so that is what I shall do.

Let's think of some wonderful animals to use for this experiment. How about an elephant? This is a large animal, with very distinct, and unique, characteristics. It's long, strong trunk and it's gloriously powerful tusks make it an easy choice. I'm thinking of the african elephant in particular. I know there are probably other less magnificent ones.

Another wonderful animal could be the turtle. This animal can swim with the best of them, yet can run around on land as well. I'm thinking of the turtle, not the tortoise which is much slower in it's movement.

So, how does the process of mixing work? This is not like mixing something like paint where the characteristics blend in perfectly to make a uniform substance. Instead, certain characteristics of each animal will remain prominent features in the final product. So, let's decide which characteristics of each animal will keep.

The trunk and the tusks will of course remain. The wonderful shell of the turtle, along with the ability to swim underwater for long periods of time will also. The size of the elephant will remain. The turtle's ability to retreat into its shell will also remain. I like green, so the turtle's green color, along with any red or yell highlights it has, will remain, however the elephant's skin's toughness will be kept.

So, now we have this huge animal that can do all these amazing things. It sure would be fun to see one of these. I'm sure with the way genetic research is going right now, it won't be long till we see one of these turtle-elephants, or rather eleturtlephants. Ooooo, that sounds nice. I'm not sure what the purpose of doing this would be, or even if it would be safe to genetically alter such a grand animal, but it's a fun idea.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Good Night/Morning

It is that time of night where it's hard to distinguish whether to call it late or early. I'm not sure what it is about this part of the 24-hour cycle that causes time to fly by at an incredibly fast rate. When I'm at work, time seems to go by slower than usual. That's really not a bad thing though.

I read an article online a while back, and part of it was on boredom. The article promoted the idea that if you're bored, it's your own fault. I've come to agree with it. Being bored is an act of laziness. It's a laziness of the mind. If one uses his intellectual energy to entertain himself, then he will never be bored, only tired, which is completely different. Being tired is a good thing, as long as it's not all the time. Being tired reminds me that I am at least doing something, as opposed to nothing. Being bored then is a sign that you are doing nothing.

So be tired rather than bored. This is my advice to myself, as well as to anyone who reads this. It really does work. It's also evidence of the passing of time, something to be marveled at, especially at this time of night/morning.