Bugging & debugging life

March 6, 2007

Book test

Filed under: Other stuff — femalebug @ 6:55 am

Did a test about what kind of “book” you are. Apparently I’m Mrs. Dalloway.

No wonder my favorite movie is The Hours.


You’re Mrs. Dalloway!

by Virginia Woolf

Your life seems utterly bland and normal to the casual observer, but
inside you are churning with a million tensions and worries. The company you surround yourself with may be shallow, but their effects upon your reality are tremendously deep.
To stay above water, you must try to act like nothing’s wrong, but you know that the truth is catching up with you. You’re not crazy, you’re just a little unwell. But no doctor can help you now.

Take the Book Quiz at the Blue Pyramid.

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February 25, 2007

No comment

Filed under: Him — femalebug @ 5:24 pm

He told me I could cook for him every night as if he told me he loved me.

February 23, 2007

Of all the animals, man is the only one that…

Filed under: Debugging — femalebug @ 1:39 pm

I remember being taught at school that humans were so much different from animals because of many traits: they were the only one specie able to make & use tools, had a language, etc.

Nowadays these 2 particular abilities are crossed of the list as chimpanzees use spears to hunt mammals, crows use tools to gather food and chimpanzees can be taught to use the American Sign Language.

Today, today’s issue of Nature has a paper saying that one more once thought exclusive human behavior, planning for the future, has been identified in scrub-jays. These birds are capable of storing up to 100,000 nuts in 30,000 different caches, and retrieving the stored food up to 9 months later.

Come to think about it, why this is news? Ants store food for winter, dogs hide bones [hope you don’t need link for that, do you?].

Sure, the birds have exceptional memory.

It’s good studies have been made also to research unique animal behaviors. Men don’t have collective minds.

What makes humans unique? And how many abilities from this list will be crossed off in the future?

If you were to finish the phrase:

Of all the animals, man is the only one that…

what would you say?

February 21, 2007

Big boobs issue

Filed under: Debugging — femalebug @ 10:25 pm

Why do men like big boobs?

Seems like a trivial question, no?

But still. Seems like the bigger, the better.

Have you notice that no other animal displays this feature all the time? Females grow them only when needed. Why keep such burden all your life when most of the time you won’t need it?

One theory is that at the beginning, women’s breasts formed when breast-feeding babies, just like the rest of the animal kingdom. This was a sign that the woman was unavailable to have (another) child and so, kept interested men at bay.

But women weren’t content with this situation so decided to have breasts all the time and, in doing so, to keep man guessing and at their disposition.

One other way to explain it is that bigger breasts mean more milk, so a woman displaying such a feature will be more attractive to a man that wants to insure best opportunities for his child.

I wonder how many men consider these possibilities when drooling over the playmate of the month: oh, me, big man, you, big boobs, fun all night long, when actually his brain is saying let’s multiply and rule the world.

Isn’t it interesting how basic instincts make us see the things beautiful, attractive, without even revealing themselves?

February 7, 2007

Eternal embrace

Filed under: Debugging — femalebug @ 10:23 pm

Eternal embrace

Two skeletons were found in eternal embrace.
It appears they have been hugging each other for the last 5000 years.

Everybody is moved to tears imagining eternal love…

What about other possibilities? Maybe they were enemies trying to kill each other or maybe they were just freezing out and tried to warm them selves.


I’m not saying that it wouldn’t be nice to have a Romeo and Juliet here.


And you might say that as long we cannot know the truth, what’s wrong in imagining a beautiful story?

Just that human nature is such that sometimes it looks upon the past with pink feelings, disregarding facts that don’t look good in a pink shade.

One little example: the medieval times. You saw all that romantic movies with kings and queens and all the clean, beautiful cloths etc. What they don’t show it’s that these people only took a bath once a year (the most open-minded of them all). They really believed the water is bad for you.

This doesn’t mean they were less human than you and me, just they didn’t smell of roses like they are portrayed to.

What if the people were shown this side of story, how the scenario will be?

Imagine a gentleman calling for his Juliet in the middle of the night. While he is reciting the most romantic poem, you can see his teeth are almost gone and can fell his breath killing the rose he gently holds in his hand.


Impressed by his gesture and worried the night will be short and they will not have time to catch the witch hunt advertised for midnight, Juliet
throws her self in his arms. A close-up shows her hair in slow motion waiving in the air and a whole family of lice flying, flying away.

Bad luck and a thunder strucks them, a quack opens the ground and they are joined in an eternal embrace just to be discovered 1 billion years later by 1 little green alien that will extrapolate, with a myriad of instruments at hand, that love is eternal .

A space movie will be made and one green Juliet will kiss a green Romeo under a beautiful red sun and audience will be moved to tears.

February 3, 2007

Doublethink

Filed under: Politics — femalebug @ 11:14 pm

doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. … To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies — all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth.

I have just finished reading 1984 by Orwell and throughout the book I was thinking how well he described the new man envisioned by communists. Such a terrifying vision of the future, and when you come to think about it, not so far from the present.

In his book, Orwell introduces the concept of doublethink.

Sounds alien to you? What about more familiar concepts:

Love is hate
All religion is based of principles of love your neighbor and such. As I know better Christianity, let’s speak only about it.
Thou shall not kill and Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself are 2 main ideas upon Christianity is based. But which true believing Christians choose when and how to apply it. Like loving Jesus and supporting Bush in invading Iraq and killing people (See documentary Jesus Camp)
A person is a person is person no matter how small.
What about A person is a person no matter
-> what religion
-> what country
Or A person is a person period.

War is peace
Believing that US is in Iraq to bring democracy (or was it to destroy their weapons of mass destruction?) and at the same time forgetting that Sadam was an ally all the while he committed the crimes and us was in full knowledge.

Officially assigning blame for 9/11 to Osama bin Laden and going after Saddam Hussein… By the way, have you heard anything lately about Osama?

And what better example than the words of the man himself:
I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.
Remarks by the president Bush on homeownership
at the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, D.C.June 18, 2002,

And you should be surprised about this little quote. I mean, US has always been fighting for peace, a peace or another. And it is not true what George Carlin once said “Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity”, is it?

January 22, 2007

Books read

Filed under: Fiction — femalebug @ 3:48 pm

I have read 2 books this weekend, In the Miso Soup by Murakami Ryu and The Stranger Next Door by Amelie Nothomb

In the Miso Soup is a novel about loneliness, failed dreams and lack of identity.

It presents the sex industry in Japan through the eyes of an American serial killer, Frank. He is introduced in the underground world by Kenji, a guide for Western tourists looking to get laid. The tension builds up, there are some violent scenes and an unsatisfactorily ending with a conclusion on a bridge.

It promised a lot at the beginning but failed to deliver. I expected more insight on how and why Japan society is different. Questions were asked but not answered. It felt like seeing the tip of the iceberg.

The Stranger Next Door is short and captivating. Disgusting and repulsive characters are presented with a black humor.

The plot involves a happy couple of professors that just moved to their retirement house and are looking forward to spend the rest of their lives in an idyllic village. Their life is interrupted by their neighbor, doctor Bernardin. He comes to their house every day for two hours but doesn’t make any conversation, only answers questions in monosyllables.

After living all their live in a peaceful and polite way, the professors are incapable of reacting and turn the neighbor out. They struggle to understand him and help him and his wife to no avail. Violent emotions emerge and draw the end to a close.

The veil of civilization falls down to show the urges that drive us.

January 16, 2007

How (not) to work

Filed under: Work — femalebug @ 12:00 pm

1) Spend time on internet every morning as much as possible..

2) Take a break from time to time and, if you don’t drink coffee and don’t smoke, take a cup of tea in your hand just to hold it, so people won’t look funny at you

3) Stare at the screen with some code file/document displayed pretending to study it very carefully. Scroll down or up from time to time so, if people are watching, they won’t think you’re dumb.

4) Have a lunch break for about one hour and half, two hours if you are on a slow day.

5) Visit a friend sitting on different floor.

6) Have a friend visit you.

I’m searching for new things to add to my to do list.

Any ideas?

January 15, 2007

Freud & FemaleBug on Femininity

Filed under: Femininity — femalebug @ 9:12 pm

“I cannot say whether this lead in development has been confirmed by exact observations, but in any case there is no question that girls cannot be described as intellectually backward.

…The wish to get the longed-for penis eventually in spite of everything may contribute to the motives that drive a mature women to analysis, and what she may reasonably expect from analysis — a capacity, for instance, to carry on an intellectual profession — may often be recognized as a sublimated modification of this repressed wish.

…The effect of penis-envy has a share, further, in the physical vanity of women, since they are bound to value their charms more highly as a late compensation for their original sexual inferiority.[3] Shame, which is considered to be a feminine characteristic par excellence but is far more a matter of convention than might be supposed, has as its purpose, we believe, concealment of genital deficiency. We are not forgetting that at a later time shame takes on other functions.

It seems that women have made few contributions to the discoveries and inventions in the history of civilization; there is, however, one technique which they may have invented — that of plaiting and weaving

…The fact that women must be regarded as having little sense of justice is no doubt related to the predominance of envy in their mental life; for the demand for justice is a modification of envy and lays down the condition subject to which one can put envy aside. We also regard women as weaker in their social interests and has having less capacity for sublimating their instincts than men. “

So, if I was to believe the great man, I was born, somehow, intelligent. Then I discovered I don’t have a penis and that plunged my life in a see of shame and envy. It’s good though that it had driven me to pursue knowledge. But still I will never be able to compensate for my genital deficiency (sic).

The entire article is based on the early discovery of the little girl of the penis, the sight of it making her realize her inferiority and live a life of perpetual envy, shame, … (here all the frustrated men can add attributes).

I cannot say about other women, maybe I can try, with my lithe mind, to say something about myself. I never saw a penis until adolescence. By then I was already interested in mathematics, music and had read lots of books.

Now that I know The Penis, I still fail to realize my inferiority.

Genital deficiency, how come? Because The Man has a thing hanging there? But, wait, I have 2 and so much more impressive…

What about the fact that over the centuries women were not allowed to learn?

What about the fact that she was born intelligent but never allowed to fulfill her possibilities, raising her in the view that she is by default inferior? How wouldn’t she grow to fill these shoes?

What about domination by force?

Once a valuable attribute, the power of fists is no longer “respected” as it used to be.

So sad…

I wonder what kind of man Freud would have been nowadays and how many people study his views on femininity and agree with him…

January 14, 2007

American people are stupid

Filed under: Politics — femalebug @ 9:02 pm

I can’t believe this video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhh89RVs3ps

Yes, there’s always been a myth about America being the stupidest country in the world

But still, that stupid?!

The religion of Israel is muslim, a mosque is an animal, people have one kidney, they were 3 World Wars…

They know nothing about the world but this doesn’t prohibit them in supporting a war to some country or another, doesn’t matter if it exists or not, if they never heard about it as long as Bush says so.

Some people could argue that these people were selected on purpose, but if they are not representing the majority, then how Bush was elected?

Illiterate, they think the US is the world’s best democracy, country, whatever. They are so full of themselves and fail to realize that their power was build on foreign imported intelligence and on the wars they started and supported.

Best democracy money can buy, indeed!

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