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jinxedlinxed  ·  1921 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who will finish our story?

My Biology teacher in highschool proposed us a theory that said we would evolve into The Greys. My teenage mind was blown, and I still think about it these days.

But he also believed in the "Ancient Astronauts" malarkey, so I can't really account for his sanity. :p

jinxedlinxed  ·  1921 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Men's contraceptive pills are coming.

This is great, honestly I'm all for it.

It makes more sense to unload the gun instead of relying on a bulletproof vest.

jinxedlinxed  ·  1923 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Show Hubski: Notebooks

Repetition mostly. Pages and pages of the alphabet, numbers. Loops and circles, too. It helps to draw out the letter shapes using your whole arm in the air, if that makes sense. It helps build muscle memory.

I've been going through and highlighting the sets I like the most and try to recreate them.

Biggest piece of advise I've found online -- and something I struggle with -- is to slow down. When I'm on a roll I can't even decipher my own chicken scratch. Lol

jinxedlinxed  ·  1923 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Show Hubski: Notebooks

I have a thing for notebooks, I never throw them away, like ever. I still have some workbooks from preschool and kindergarten.

Call me weird, but lately I've been trying to improve my penmanship, and relearning cursive.. Its a slow process, but I'm kind of enjoying it. :p

jinxedlinxed  ·  1924 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: An Increasing Number of American Mothers Are Using Midwives for Their Births

Very true. I suppose I got a little too liberal with some word usage there.

I, myself, will opt for midwives when my time comes (heath permitting, of course) The few midwives I've talked to around my area love that they connect with their ladies more than the OBs do/can.

They are permitted to take on 60 women a year in B.C., that includes prenatal care, birth (home, hospital or birth centre) and up to six weeks of neonatal care (though that load is often shared between the head midwife and a couple part time midwives, the size of birthing centre -or working out of hospitals- changes that number).

But it just makes sense to be able to make a lasting bond, and its a lot easier when there's only a few other women vying for their attention, as opposed to hundreds.

And thank-you. (:

jinxedlinxed  ·  1924 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: An Increasing Number of American Mothers Are Using Midwives for Their Births

I definitely believe there have been a large increase of c-sections in the U.S. and Canada due to impatience. I know that there are definitely a need for them, when medically necessary for sure, but a third of all births is just plain ridiculous. That's exposing mum and baby to un-needed, hard and painful surgery for no reason other than the doctors want to go golfing on the weekends. (Maybe that's a bit over dramatic, granted, but it is the easiest and quickest way for doctors to deliver a baby. I can't say that OB-GYNs don't know what they're doing, but natural births do scare them, as unpredictible as they are.)

Here in B.C., Canada (unsure of the rest of my country) expecting mothers have the choice of an OB-GYN or midwife (if they want both -and its not medically necessary- the mums can pay for the other as extra support) and it is covered by the Ministry. Its quite a lovely system. Midwives here often have special permissions with local hospitals and OBs just in case, but for the most part it is still a new and unknown profession.

I currently work at a maternity store and am upgrading my diploma in order to attend UBC for... Midwifery! Haha. Its really exciting and I'm very much looking forward to what's in store.

jinxedlinxed  ·  1924 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

I'm not totally upset with it, though. It was a little school (~300 students 6-12) in a really small hick town. I enjoyed karate much more than weights anyways.

jinxedlinxed  ·  1925 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

I tried to join my school's weight training class. It was an extra cirricular that would've replaced my gym credit so I was all for it and the trainer Miss Anders was thrilled. But the boys essentially laughed me out and I didn't try to go back. I went into karate instead, and that was a blast.

Good luck with your biking!

jinxedlinxed  ·  1925 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

I've always been self conscious, no matter what the situation.. I haven't gotten to the point where anyone could walk in on me and I'd be okay with it, but hopefully soon!

I did track as well, even placed silver and bronze in a few provincials back in my day. It was great, but I fell in with the wrong crowd and did the whole "cool kids scene" as well. Looking back though, I could have gotten scholarships for that shit, man. It kinda irks me, and I'm rather hard on myself about it, but I live with it.

Edit: 20 minutes was a very generous estimate.. I imagine 15 was spent picking it up. :B

jinxedlinxed  ·  1925 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

Totally get where you're coming from. I hate getting tired and sweaty, if I can't get a pose right or keep my hoop up for an extended period of time, I can get down on myself.. But today I didn't! And my roommate actually came into the living room while I was doing yoga and I didn't stop from embarrassment. I'm quite proud of myself.

I've always started and never continued things. I think that's my biggest de-motivator, really. Gymnastics, track, karate, dance, sports.. Nothing has stuck for me. Maybe I was too young to appreciate it, but oh well. Better late than never I suppose.

Really loving the jello feels right now. Its a head rush, definitely. And congrats on the 9k/h! Keep it up.

jinxedlinxed  ·  1925 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

I was in Karate for about 4 years in my youth. I know it's not as intensive as Judo, but martial arts in general are definitely good for the mind and body. I learned quite a bit of self dicipline and structure back then, and I am grateful for that.

jinxedlinxed  ·  1925 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Let's make a playlist: Hubski Songs of the Summer, 2015 Edition.

Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?

jinxedlinxed  ·  1925 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who will finish our story?

I feel the same, in a sense, as you do. I think we get one shot at things, and that's okay...

But where we differ is the fact that I wish I could believe in something after it all. I want there to be something.. more? Better? I don't quite know. But I wish I could just believe like I see some people believe.

Good point on which question I should be asking. Will it be a good one? Maybe, most likely, but I guess we'll never know for sure.

jinxedlinxed  ·  1925 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why are you what you are politically?

The older generation, yes. They do tend to favour that of the East, basically because its been ingrained after so many years of being shut down.... But my generation saw all that and were (as I see it) forced into apathy or extremism..

jinxedlinxed  ·  1925 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why are you what you are politically?

I think Alberta has different priorities (I.e. oil) than B.C. and it shows in the polls.

jinxedlinxed  ·  1925 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why are you what you are politically?

Because these countries are too big for democracy to work properly. I live on the western side of Canada, right, and we are governed by the East. They have a bigger population over there, and they tend to have the loudest voices.

If you've ever been to Canada, its quite easy to see that the eastern side and western side can look like two different countries. The people here are different, we have different views and ideas, but because we are the minority (for lack of a better word) there's not much we can do.

I've heard the phrase "if you don't vote, you don't have the right to complain" but I think that's bullshit. My vote doesn't matter, what I think won't change anything in any meaningful way. Until we break apart from this large scale democracy hoard, there will be those who remain unheard.

So I don't vote. I don't care.. But I also don't complain because it's a waste of time.

jinxedlinxed  ·  1926 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who will finish our story?

Note to self: Be nice to AI. Got it. ;)

Do you think, knowing what you know of the human race, that we could be a "creator" type of story for them, something for them to hold onto, with "hope" or maybe even "reverence"?

Or would we be a more sinister villian-esque "this is what they put us through" kind of thing?

I understand that they could be simply too analytical to know of hope or disdain (depending on the level of AI we're talking about), but if we made them then they must retain some of our inherently human characteristics?

jinxedlinxed  ·  1926 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who will finish our story?

Why not? We did things. Great (and terrible) things. We will continue to do more things and I think that deserves an ending? Who gives that to us, and when, are up in the air certainly.. But I certainly care.

It does matter.

jinxedlinxed  ·  1926 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who will finish our story?

I believe, if we were to collectively stop caring, we would be essentially be admitting defeat. Against what? Everything I suppose. Being human, some might say, is synonymous with caring... Otherwise, how have we made it to this point?

jinxedlinxed  ·  1926 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How can I tell the age of a post?

In your settings > display post time in feeds > on.

Should appear after the username. (:

jinxedlinxed  ·  1926 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 2015 TV Previews for NBC

And ten of the thirteen will run for 10+ seasons and the one with the most potential will get a half-season run..because that's how TV works these days. (I'm not bitter about all of my favourite shows being cancelled at all...) /grumblegrumble

jinxedlinxed  ·  1926 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Anyone else aggravated by the surge of leaks and spoilers in the digital age?

I definitely agree.

Before I even knew Lost was a thing, it was spoiled for me. Honestly never cared to even start it before that, and it reinforced my decisions after as well.. But I might have loved Lost. I guess we'll never know. /:

Also, don't even tell me there's a twist. Because then I'll be waiting for it, and that can ruin things too.

jinxedlinxed  ·  1926 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski, redditors! Tell us about yourselves.

I have a thing for notebooks. Please let me know if/when you get to selling them. I would love to have something hand bound. (: