November 12th, 2008
|12:49 pm - World records aren't written down for ADF study program material: this is for the best|
Last night, I finished the ADF Structure, Customs, and Policy course, four days before my self-imposed due-date. I decided to clock the total amount of time I spent writing it, since I'd actually heard people say that it can be done in two hours. I admit to not being overly happy at the dismissive nature of that, especially since people hadn't actually done it at that point.
It ended up taking me 3 hours and 15 minutes, all told. I hit two hours when I finished question 7. I'm pretty convinced that two hours was a bit of an exaggeration: even with the advantages I had (I wrote the course and knew the subject matter really well). (Besides, it may expand if this gets returned to me for further work, as often happens with submissions.)
I'm happy that I haven't been recording the amount of time I've spent on some other courses: the amount of time I spent on Magic 2 and Divination 2 alone is frightening.
I do need to thank Red Earth in Atlanta, GA; Silver Birch in Australia; and Ocean's Tide in Rhode Island, as well as Brandon in Japan and Jeremy in Chicago for their help on Requirement 9.
I am remaining right on schedule, however. The important thing, I suppose, is to stay on my schedule: it'll be a while before it gets graded and returned, I have a feeling.
Next up? Trance 1, due at the end of the month. I'm really struggling with the last requirement.
Well, it seems it's been since March that I've done a LiveJournal meme, so I figure it's about time for another:
36 miles per gallon
Created by The Car Connection
Very few memes catch my eye (and I rarely have time to waste on most of them), but I can appreciate this one.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Music: "Truckstop Salvation", -JB
"Lead us not into temptation, for by your bacony aroma we have come to it already. Instead, lead us to eat, O Bacon-Lords, and partake thusly of the flesh which sizzles and pops when cooked, for there is glory ever-after when the heat of righteousness is applied. And as we eat and munch and nom, let each find his own perfection, whether it be in bacon that is crispy or not; whether it be in peppered or honey-smoked; and whether it be eaten in a whole rasher or in bits upon a salad. Here we raise to you a great offering, the grease of your flesh, which we shall pour out into the mouth of the sacred fire that cooks the bacon, that it may devour its own share, and increase here in light as it increases within us."
|Date:||November 12th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)|| |
Whew, sorry about that, darn work getting in the way of my LJ'ing...
"Brothers and sisters, I want to tell you a story, a great and truthful story from the book of our Lords, the exquisite Biblia del tocino of course. Now, in Chapter 32 there is a little story that I think we can all learn from. You see, one morning a mother was eagerly preparing breakfast for her children and as she was truly a kind and loving mother, she was preparing to cook bacon. However, upon opening up that beautiful refrigerator door, the smile was erased from her face, for she realized she had quite the conundrum on her hands; she had but one package of bacon on hand, but enough bacon for one meal and one meal only! Breakfast or Lunch! Bacon-and-Eggs or BLTs, but not both. The woman became very depressed, “How could I fail my family like this” she said and she began to weep, “What have I done?!” Bacon should be enjoyed all day long, not jut at one meal she knew. She went to all her bacon-education classes, she knew the good, fatty, word, she even once had a bacon epiphany several years earlier whilst enjoying some thick-cut peppered, she was well aware of how important bacon was to her growing children.
"As she sat their weeping, her little eight-year old son came up to her and asked her what was wrong. “I’ve failed you all, I don’t have enough bacon!” “But Mom,” little Jimmy said, “when we unloaded the groceries you had me put a package in the freezer, remember?” All of the sudden the mother’s eyes lit up, she threw open the freezer door and saw one of the most beautiful thing in the world, sitting there in the freezer, on top of some frozen peas, was a glistening package of frozen bacon. She was saved! (Hallelujah!) There was enough bacon in the household, it was a miracle!!!
"That woman, well she prepared the refrigerated bacon for breakfast that morning and by lunch time the frozen bacon was thawed and they had the best BLTs that they had ever tasted and all was once again right with the universe.
"The moral of the story, dear congregation is that you can never have enough bacon. Just when you think you have enough, just when the freezer or your stomach feels too full, you realize more bacon is truly needed. Always stock your kitchen, your belly and your heart with bacon-y goodness, can I get an amen!
"And that night the family went out and had bacon cheeseburgers for dinner, and on the way home they bought four packages of bacon and all was right with the universe.
"May the sizzle be with you!"
I loves me some parables.
You guys are so bizarre sometimes. I wonder what you talk about when you get together in person?
It's pretty much exactly this. I've seen it.