Showing posts from June, 2007

More Asian Library Online

I found Sarai the South Asia Resource Access on the Internet Online Library while looking at some other things and I wanted to link it and share it with anyone interested. These are great Academic resources. I wish more people would use them as well as use the internet for learning. Some of the good things on this site are; Library links, Reference Tools, Bibliographic Resources, E-Journals, E-News, E-Books, E-Images (Online Image Archives), e-Text Collections, the International Directory of South Asia Scholars and South Asia Resources by Country: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, South AsiaRegional, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tibet. It also covers South Asia(n) Resources by Organization and much much more.

Learn Urdu in Your Spare Time!

Is a great place to go if you are interested in learning a few of the languages from India. This site is the Digital South Asian Library from Chicago University. That link takes you to the listing scroll down to Pedagogical books for language instruction and there you willsee the listing for two volumes of text teaching you the beautiful Urdu language. It is a highly poetic and therefor romantic language. I don't speak any Urdu but I enjoy Urdu songs and poems greatly. This list also contains books to teach you Oriya and Bengali. I have saved the best for last. It also features a text to teach Telugu which is also an important artistic language in India. The area where Telugu is spoken is the birthplace of the most beautiful art form of Indian dance, Kuchipudi. So if you think you want to learn some fabulous dancing Telugu would be worth looking at and learning a few key words and phrases.

I'll write more about Kuchipudi later!

Food for Maggots

I am not okay, I don't think I am going to be okay, I am just not happy. Smiling feels like a lie, laughing just makes the tears come out in a more acceptable format. I hate my life, I hate the world. I am tired.

The boredom is driving me insane, I don't think I fit in anywhere, and I don't feel like I belong anywhere, there are times when I just can't function or try to pretend that everything around me is okay. All these insane people trying to label everyone else crazy or insane, it makes me sick.

The sheer insanity of boredom, loneliness, isolation and sin is enough to weigh heavily down upon anyone that isn't strong enough to bare it. I can bare it, but it's a burden that i did not ask for and a gift i can't use. Being aware of everything around you is like being trapped in groundhog's day but each day gets a little bit more demented than the day before. Things that should make you happy, or make you okay only serve as constant reminders of your inab…

Menu Planning a relationship!

* Andromeda sets up a small luncheon table with a pretty lace table cloth
* Andromeda plans her lunch menu
E.:whatcha have in mind today
Andromeda:i did chicken salad sandwiches
Andromeda:butter cookies, lemonade and fruit yesterday
Andromeda:so today i'll have fruit
E.:sounds yummy
Andromeda:maybe i'll serve yesterdays menu again and just add some more to it
* E.nods
Andromeda:um.. lets see... chocolate chip cookies with pecans, strawberry or cherry lemonade, peach iced tea
Andromeda:what would go well with the waldorf chicken salad sandwiches....
E.:what's in season locally?
Andromeda:no idea.. strawberry i think
Andromeda:raspberry and blueberry
E.:now those would all be good accompaniment
Andromeda:yeah... added to the chicken salad sandwich.. or a blueberry, strawberry, raspberry topped cheesecake?
E.:either or both lol
Andromeda:which would make me not serve the cut up fruit and add maybe a potato salad or something
Andromeda:so now i still need another dish

Weather and Unintended Pregnancies

Is it just me or is it hotter all over the world today? I don't know if it's global warming or not
but I do know that it feels like there is increased gravity due to both the humidity and the wind pressure building towards the impending storm. It's supposed to start in a little over 3 hours and last for 8 hours.

In looking for the weather forecast I found a deeply disturbing article.

I no longer understand the world around me. If you do not educate your children, especially your daughters about sex, but you send them to school and you allow them to watch television, wear the latest fashion and make-up, do you really expect them to not be introduced to sex by the age of 10? We live in a highly sexualized culture, you have to educate your children so that they have knowledge about what they can and can't do, why they should and shouldn't and most importantly so that they know what and how you f…