Kara Babcock

I read, write, code, and knit.

We remember

Note: This post was written before I realized I was trans and/or before I came out online. As such, I might refer to myself as a man or use my deadname. Please read my name policy to understand how you should refer to me.

I remember a lot of things. It comes with having a brain whose neurology is more complex than the fastest supercomputer. It comes with having a mind that can look up into the stars and wonder why we're here. It comes with those little packs of Smarties you get at Hallowe'en.

Today is Remembrance Day, so I figured I should post something about that before I continue my little existence on this small planet as it whirls around the star we call the Sun. You see, even though I'm not a fan of wars, which get in the way of more important things, like supper, I have enormous respect for those who risk their lives in war. Because they put their lives on the line, and sometimes even died, for a cause and for a people and for an ideal that they hoped would live beyond them.

Which is why we have as much a duty to them as they did to us back in those fateful days. We have to continue devoting ourselves to forging that ideal they upheld, and to making the world a better place; that is the best way to be true to their memory. Shiny plaques, statues, and music help too.

As I move into the weekend, I'm still jumpy because I lack my own computer. It makes me feel unhinged (not mentally, but physically, since it is probably my most valuable material possession). :( But, since I'm living from my USB drive now, there is one positive consequence: I write more. Seriously, because I don't have a television on to distract me and I'm too lazy to visit more than only a few favourite sites, I'm getting a bit more writing done.

Meh, we'll see how it goes. My weekend shall look something like so: * Eat supper * Make tea * Write on computer/read * Watch Royal Canadian Air Farce and This Hour Has 22 Minutes * Watch the first hour of National Treasure * Roleplay online * Make more tea * Write/read * Fall asleep * Wake up realising it's Saturday

I'll get my opinion of The Plague out sometime . . . whenever. :yawn:

And yes, that guy over there who borrowed The Great Gatsby from the library last week, learned it was on hold, and forgot to start reading it until today? That was me. :r