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mission drive within everything
help to create the greatest testament of my people
factnoding while sleep-deprived.
umcp, jpwh, maqt, stylus, geology club
screw the inscrutable; eff the ineffable
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How pleasant to know this young Noder,
   Who has written such write-ups of stuff;
Some think her ill-tempered and odor-
   Ous; some think her pleasant enough.

Her memory's vast and eclectic;
   Her hair is quite long, full of friz;
Her discourse is oft analectic;
   You don't want to know 'bout her phiz.

Her wardrobe's decidedly skirty,
   Her totem is capy, not corax;
Long ago she was hobbled by qwerty,
   But now she is one of the dvoraks.
She sits in a handicap dorm room,
   Surrounded by dozens of books;
It is dark, not a blithe aeriform room;
   She's better at smarts than at looks.

She has friends, (some are real, some may not be);
   K. B. is the name of her bear;
Her complexion remains rather spotty,
   She wieldeth a runcible stare.

When she walks in her forest-green cloak,
   The folks, they call after her so,
Crying, "Where's her gold sickle and oak,
   That crazy old druid-girl, oh!"

She reads by the sides of the oceans,
   She reads on the top of the hill,
She purchases cauldrons for Potions,
   And chocolate frogs, and a quill.

She reads, but she cannot code, Java;
    She cannot abide Mountain Dew;
Ere she falls into boiling lava,
    How pleasant to know you-know-who!
---With all due apologies to the illustrious Mr. Lear

I've decided to copy katycat and node my homework. look for geomorphology, chronolithography, chemistry and random babbledegook showing up. I've picked a major (finally); now I'm trying to decide if I want another.

I solemnly covenant that at least 90% of my writeups shall be factual writeups
Currently (March 1 2003): 25 nodes, 1 dreamlog, 1 twaddle, 1poetry, 1 daylog. 21 factual. 90% factual.
Yes, I caved and did a humour. It's getting downvoted straight to Niflheim (as my reps go, anyway.) Serves me right.

72% ching. Folks who have C!d me: trina, Byzantine, Oolong, SEF, Pseudo_Intellectual, anthropod, TheBooBooKitty, some_guy, Tem42, CapnTrippy, Alias Mother Jonez, sid, Cletus the Foetus and Gritchka (five times!) Visit these people: they're all really nice people, and really good noders, and I can't upvote them like they deserve. Especially Gritchka, who was extremely nice to me despite the fact that I'm so shy online that I basically ignored ther.

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