Subject: Interests [31 Jan 2016|07:30pm]
Since I'm a different person today than I was in 2011, I've changed my interests.

For the record, these were my old interestsL

2012, addiction, alice walker, aliens, anais nin, annie lennox, apples, aquaman, art, arthur c clarke, audrey hepburn, avatar: the last airbender, baltar, beauty, ben folds, bret easton ellis, bright eyes, buddha, buddhism, carl jung, cat stevens, cloud cult, clouds, cocorosie, compassion, crazy, creativity, dadaism, dave mckean, david bowie, devendra banhart, dharma punx, donovan, dune, earth, einstein, faerie, flowers, frank herbert, freak, friends, gnosticism, gods, godzilla, green, grendel, harry potter, his dark materials, hope, insanity, jack kerouac, jeff noon, john malkovich, jonathan carroll, justin kirk, king arthur, land of the lost, life, love, mage, magick, mahatma gandhi, mary todd lincoln, matt wagner, maya angelou, meditation, metta, moby, moon, mothra, music, mxc, mysticism, mythology, nanowrimo, nature, neil gaiman, nic harcourt, noah levine, palden dorje, pedro almodóvar, performance art, peter gabriel, philip pullman, pillow pants, plagiarism, polyphonic spree, queen, rain, ram bahadur bomjon, ritual, roar, rondua, saa, salads, salsa, sandman, science, serenity, serge gainsbourg, sex addicts anonymous, shohreh aghdashloo, sinead o'connor, space, spider-man, spirit rock, strawberries, sun, superheroes, the maxx, theravada, tim hunter, tim powers, time travel, tom peters, torgo, transcendentalism, tristan tzara, trust, vipassana, vurt, weird, white, william burroughs, wizard101, writing, yimou zhang

And these are the new:

aliens, art, autobiography, bisexuality, buddhism, cloud cult, compassion, empathy, love, magic, marijuana, meditation, merlin, movies, music, performance art, pisces, poetry, pyramids, quotes, space, starseed, theater, unknown, words
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Subject: Bethany and her teacher. [09 Jun 2011|03:05am]
End of school year.

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Subject: Another from my phone. [24 May 2011|08:38pm]
Bethany

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Subject: After her performance last week. [24 May 2011|08:36pm]
Bethany

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Subject: School Play [19 May 2011|05:33am]
Bethany

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Subject: 12 Years Old [03 May 2011|05:34pm]
Happy Birthday

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Subject: MOAR Awardz! [01 Apr 2011|11:47pm]
Cortez

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Subject: MORE Awards! [01 Apr 2011|11:45pm]

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[25 Mar 2011|01:47pm]
The first 45" I remember buying with my own money was the theme from the TV show "SWAT".

The first LP I remember buying with my own money was the soundtrack to the movie "Star Wars".

Some of my fondest memories of childhood were while listening to music.

I can still remember being in my Uncle's car, listening to the song "Listen to What the Man Said" by Wings while driving to Seal Beach.

On rainy days my sister and I would do a dance routine to Perry Como's "Catch a Falling Star".

In our living room we had a mobile of seagulls spinning in circles, and I would lay underneath it listening to the Steve Miller Band's "Fly Like An Eagle".

I would also do a pantomime in the living room to the song "Lem 'Em In" by Wings.

This music was all influenced by my mother. My father did not listen to music in the house.

As my sister became a teenager, my musical taste was more influenced by her. My memories are of listening to teen pop stars from the era, like Donny Osmond, Leif Garrett, Shawn Cassidy, and Adam Ant.

She would write "Too Hip" on their album covers and thumbtack them to her walls.

I clearly remember injuring myself while listening to Donny Osmond's "Old Man Auctioneer".

I also remember Leif Garrett appearing in a television episode of "CHiPS". It was a big deal in our house. As well as watching Shawn Cassidy in the TV show, "The Hardy Boys".

My sister took dance/jazz classes, and I would dance with her, coming up with routines. One I recall was to Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Going for drives in the car was music listening opportunity, and my sister and I had control of what we listened to on the radio.

As I became a teenager, my musical tastes began to expand as I formed my opinions. One of the first bands I discovered on my own and would follow, purchasing their albums, was the band from Norway called "A-ha". Their video to the song "Take On Me" was a big influence.

The teenage hearthrobs of my generation were Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. I had their albums and enjoyed them.

Other bands that were my favorite include "The Pet Shop Boys", "Erasure", and "Orechestral Maneuvers in the Dark(OMD). I remember having a discussion with my sister where I claimed that I only like music without guitars; that I prefered sythasizer-based music. And then along came U2 and INXS, and I changed my tune.

As a teenager music was VERY important to me. I had an emotional connection with the music. I related to it. It resonated with me. I felt understood. I felt like I belonged. I would lay awake at night, feeling teenage angst with music as my companion. I would write song lyrics on my school book covers. Music was a prime conversation piece for me and my peers.

As I got older, my tastes became more refined. I was still relating to music on an emotional level, but I also began to look for and appreciate originality, artistry, depth, complexity, and soul.

As I got older, I moved away from current popular music. I was wanting emotional resonance. I grasped onto Peter Gabriel.

A New Age artist I took an interest in is Kitaro, and saw him in concert a number of times. I was impressed by the gigantic house-sized drums he would use.

While in the womb, my first born seemed to be more active whenever Ricky Martin's "Cup Of Life" played.

When we drove my first born home from the hospital, I made a special mix-CD of songs by John Denver to play in the car.

When it was my turn to give the babies their bottles in the middle of the night, we would watch music videos on VH-1 meanwhile. Jenifer Lopez (Waiting For Tonight), Madonna (Austin Powers theme), and Ricky Martin (La Vida Loca) were big at that time.

When they were toddlers, we stopped listening to "my" music in the car and instead started listening to childrens music like The Wiggles and the Doodlebops (both of which I to took my children to see in concert).

Right now I am of an age where my children are taking an interest in music. And my musical preferences are being pushed aside as we listen to their favorites. Instead of Sufjan Stevens, The Polyphonic Spree, Bright Eyes, and Arcade Fire we're now listening to Katy Perry, Rhianna, and P!nk.

Hearing the music through my children's ears, I appreciate popular music more than I have since my childhood. I take an interest in their favorites and purchase songs on iTunes and Amazon for them to listen to in the car.

So far they haven't found anything of interest that would rub me the wrong way. I imagine that will come as they get older. But I wonder if I will learn to enjoy it, because my child enjoys it.
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Subject: Astronaut [19 Mar 2011|06:57pm]

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Subject: Cougar Award [18 Mar 2011|10:50pm]
Cortez

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Subject: Perfect Attendance [18 Mar 2011|10:42pm]
Cortez

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Subject: Cougar Award [18 Mar 2011|09:51pm]
Cortez

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Subject: Love [12 Mar 2011|10:21pm]
Salvation Mountain

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Subject: Salvation Mountain [12 Mar 2011|10:06pm]
Salton sea

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Subject: Arrived in time for sunset. [12 Mar 2011|03:13am]
Ocotillo Wells

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Subject: My long ass commute home tonight. [08 Mar 2011|06:00am]

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Subject: Space Mountain [08 Mar 2011|01:19am]

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Subject: Tyler playing Space Paranoids. [06 Mar 2011|04:03am]

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Subject: Rockstars [27 Feb 2011|07:34am]
Too cool

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Subject: The next time I come to B&N I must remember to bring my 3D glasses. [22 Feb 2011|05:34am]
Lincoln

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Subject: Wrightwood [20 Feb 2011|08:26pm]

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Subject: Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself. [11 Feb 2011|05:46am]
Miles Davis

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Subject: I have my own action figure! [09 Feb 2011|05:07am]

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Subject: Mantis [22 Jan 2011|12:22am]

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Subject: Saturday morning in the Energi household. [15 Jan 2011|07:23pm]
Poetry

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[12 Jan 2011|11:37am]
For my own record...

I messaged someone who lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts concerning the trip I'd like to take. Here is his response:

Howdy.

The amount of time you'd want to spend here is dependent on how fascinated you are by history and such. There is only one real museum, in the proper sense of the term, and I've never visited it, so I can't give you particular details. Most points of interest are all in the same general vicinity -- the waterfront & downtown (where the museum is) -- and could be covered, though not in incredible depth, in a half day. Most tourists like to stop at Plimoth Plantation, the replica of the Mayflower, and, of course, the notorious (and anticlimactic, frankly) Plymouth Rock. There are a lot of a interesting and historic houses dotted around the downtown area, as well as a gorgeous old stone Unitarian church (where I got married, incidentally), which is next to the Pilgrims' Burial Hill. There are walking tours, though I think that they don't start until later in the season.

Hope that helps you some. And I hope that you enjoy your trip.
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Subject: Mission Inn [10 Jan 2011|12:10am]
Sunday

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Subject: Screw one intention. We made nine of them. ;-) [01 Jan 2011|07:22am]
New Years

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Subject: 4 hrs. 46 min. ??!!! [22 Dec 2010|04:55am]
Netflix

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Subject: What I see every morning stepping out of the shower. [12 Dec 2010|08:33pm]
Inspire


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Subject: Gah! Why no Aquaman plushie?? :-( [08 Dec 2010|05:39am]
Gah!

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[06 Dec 2010|12:03am]
I have always found something magical about leaving notes in trees.







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Subject: Waiting [30 Nov 2010|05:32am]
Highways
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Subject: Highways [30 Nov 2010|03:07am]

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Subject: Thanksgiving [26 Nov 2010|05:57am]

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Subject: Heading homeward [14 Nov 2010|11:48pm]
Salron Sea

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Subject: Camping [14 Nov 2010|05:09am]
Fire

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Subject: Ocotillo Wells. [13 Nov 2010|01:06am]
:-)

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Subject: Happy Birthday Bethany! [02 Nov 2010|08:24pm]
9 Years Old

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Subject: Happy Samhain! [31 Oct 2010|11:07pm]
Veggies

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Subject: BFFs [29 Oct 2010|05:41pm]
Crazy hair day
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Subject: Sufjan Stevens [25 Oct 2010|04:08am]

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Subject: View from work [21 Oct 2010|03:11am]

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