Some Writer's Block
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What do you do with presents you receive and don't want? Do you donate, regift, or return?

I could do any of these things, depending on what it is and the circumstances I've been given the gift. If, for example, it's clear to me that the person giving likes it much more than I do, I'll just tell them to keep it. If neither of us like it, I'll (openly) take the responsibility of passing it forward, and I'll only regift if I know someone who actually would be interested.


Should people who are sentenced to life in prison be allowed the death penalty as an option, and why?

I'm against both forms of punishment anyway.


If you were a country, what would be your national anthem?

Something new. It would tell people to love, persist, endure, give. I would probably spend whole weeks thinking about how to talk about these things without getting too corny.


Should websites like Wikileaks be defended for sharing confidential corporate and government information with the public, and why?

Absolutely YES! Leaking leads to transparency. Transparency trumps corruption.


Should physical education in schools be mandatory, and why?

I wouldn't go as far as mandating it. It's a nice break of routine though. I've had that during all my (elementary+high) school life and it wasn't very interesting… then again, almost everything else wasn't either.

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  • Wed, 13:11: I'm surprised that after months without taking regular medications, I'm almost 2 weeks without missing a day.
  • Wed, 13:11: I almost did today, tho :)
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Writer's Block: I'm in love with my car
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If you could have any car in the world, what would it be?


Oh God! A motor-home, I think. Have I mentioned I love travelling?

The only "car" I ever owned was a Yamaha Fazer YS 250. I miss it lots. ♥

Writer's Block: Connecting the dots
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ekevoo
How do you feel about standardized tests? Do you think they accurately indicate a student's knowledge or ability?


Standardized tests provide estimates and capping. This is what the people who are making them want. It sure sucks being treated as a number, but c'est comme ça.

Writer's Block: The winning ticket
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What would be your first purchase if you won the lottery?


First thing that popped to mind was a house. I've had a recent bad experience with it. Truth be told, however… that ain't a very good first thing, as it has a million debts attached to it and I should first get used to the quantity.

Second thing that came to mind: I can finally start my business! Yes! Yes! That is actually my favorite choice, as it would ensure that the winning would be permanent. That ain't a valid answer for the question though.

So, the true, actual, honest, most probable answer is: I'd travel. A LOT. I'd go to all corners that have people that I want to meet - and that means about half hundred stops in 3 to 5 countries - plus places I want to know - Peru, Egypt (yes!), Namibia, Kopenhagen, Wellington, Easter Island, Tierra del Fuego. That would eat a reasonable piece of the ticket but, hey!, isn't it what winning the lottery is all about?

After that, I'd then use the remaining - which is supposed to be 70%+ - to actually start the business as above. Buying a house? Sure. Not with the ticket money, no. How could I truly value the house if so?

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Hi all,

Due to recent trouble, I decided to turn all past public entries friends only. It's very likely that I may do that again in the relatively distant future; however, I don't intend to ever turn them private or delete them. Memories are memories.

As a few of you noticed I became quite an active Twitter user - also with a friends-only account. Feel free to follow me there. Twitter's restriciton of 140 characters, as odd as it sounds, gave me freedom to not have to overthink what I publish. I just do whatever I can do on the 140 I'm entitled to, and that's ok. Life goes on.

The one best think I like about Twitter is the ability to share links. They say the Internet turned the world into a small town, but only after that Twitter thing I found that to be true. So there's a lot of links that I receive and pass forth; often giving quick ≤140 opinions about them. It turns out that sometimes 140 feels too tight to express what I want to express and multiple "pages" is cheating. So I guess proper blogging comes back to a necessity.

I will not be back to posting to LJ as actively as I did. I will now use it as a tool to elaborate on things that don't fit a tweet. This will mean that for you that choose to keep following me on LJ only, you'll get the créme of my thoughts. :) They will also tend to be a lot more impersonal too; you know, Google is watching.

Reading my own friends list? I try, friends, I try. But I have systematically failed. I haven't given up yet though!

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