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63 Days And Counting

In 63 days I will be turning 25. That means that I only have 3 more months of being 24 and I feel like I have so much to accomplish in those 3 months to make up for the past 9 months that I have done nothing in. Therefore I have made a list of a few things I would like to do before turning the big 25.

They are:

1. Find out what kind of “adult” wine I actually like. (my sweet red is just not “adult” enough)

2. Accept the way I look.

3. Get blackout drunk one last time.

4. Learn to cook 2 new dishes.

5. Improve and strengthen important relationships.

6. Not get pregnant.

7. Bake a cake and then eat the whole cake.

8. Make a snow angel.

9. Make my zombie apocalypse survival plan.

10. Blog more.

I think that will do for now. I hope to blog about any that I do that I feel are blog worthy (already working on #10).

Please feel free to suggest any thing to add to my list or help me start building my list of things to do once I turn 25!



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What Is A Quarter-Life Crisis?

Aw, the quarter-life crisis, some people believe in it, others think it’s a lame excuse for people in their 20’s to be free sprits and not do anything.  So the question is, does the quarter-life crisis exist?  I am here to tell you that the quarter-life crisis is in fact a real thing, at least I believe so, because I feel like in a way I am going through mine now.

The next question is, what is the quarter-life crisis?  Well my good friend Wikipedia says that, “people experiencing a quarter life crisis often feel “lost, scared, lonely or confused” about what steps to take in order to transition properly into adulthood”.   This sounds crazy, I know, but when you think about it, once you leave college and start living on your own, life can be pretty crazy.  Yes, you go to college and learn how do skills that will fit whatever profession you pick, but there are no classes on how to survive once outside of college.

I mean think about, between the ages of birth to 18, you are raised and taken care of by your parents, guardians or whomever; you are in a bubble of some sorts.  Then after those 18 years you go to college, and there you are in another bubble for 4 more years, you just go from one safe bubble to another bubble.  Now at the age of 22 you are being sent out into the world, the safe bubble you have had for 22 years of your life is being popped.  There are some who find a new bubble right away, they find a job, they get married, they go to grad school, but then there are those who don’t know what to do or what the next step is, they don’t find a new bubble right away, and those are the ones in a quarter-life crisis.

You don’t have to believe in the quarter-life crisis, for all I know this feeling that I’m having is just me being crazy and a sign I should get on some meds or see a good therapist.  But if you do believe in it and even think your going through it, know that you’re not alone and that one day you’ll find your new bubble.

I leave you with this:


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Galaxies Have Crisis Too!

So I found this on Yahoo News today and thought I would share it with all of you out there who are going through a quarter-life crisis:

Why the Milky Way May Be Facing a Midlife


By Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
Space.com | SPACE.com – Tue, Nov 15, 2011

Our Milky Way galaxy and its neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, seem to be going through a midlife crisis.

New research reveals that both galaxies are in the middle of transitioning from young, star-forming regions into older, stagnant ones, a transition that is revealed by the galaxies’ color. Generally, such a change comes after 

two galaxies collide, astronomers said, but this pair seems to be making the shift on its own.

In galaxies, star formation rates and color are closely related. But, analyses of the shade of the Milky Way are surprisingly rare.

A team of Australian astronomers, led by Simon Mutch, of theSwinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, sought to determine the color the Milky Way a

nd the nearby spiral Andromeda galaxy. [Stunning Photos of Galaxy Collisions]

Too young to feel this old

Instead of the young, active signs they expected, the astronomers determined that both galaxies are not the typical blue or red color, but instead, fall in an in-betwe

en state of green.

Scientists have long regarded the Milky Way as a “typical” spiral galaxy, but in regards to color, the galaxy doesn’t quite follow the standard model.

“Green galaxies are commonly thought to represent galaxies which are undergoing the transition from being young, dynamic, energetic, star-forming blue galaxies to being old, lethargic red galaxies,”Mutch told SPACE.com in an email interview.

“In terms of a human being, this transitional phase could be thought of being akin to a midlife crisis.”

Astronomers can’t figure out the color of th

e Milky Way easily by examining it from the inside, because the position of the sun within the galaxy makes it a challenge.

“Determining the state of our own galaxy, while we’re stuck inside it, is very difficult to do,” Mutch said. “The phrase ‘hard to see the forest for the trees’ rings true here. When we look at the galaxy, much of it is obscured from our view by intervening gas and dust.”

Viewing the Milky Way from the outside

To peek inside, Mutch and his team studied the mass of stars, the rate of star formation and the brightness and color of the stars within the two galaxies. These measurements provide a snapshot of the galactic pair.

The astronomers then modeled how galaxies grow, selecting an evolutionary track that fulfilled several of the properties of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies today.

Now, instead of looking at the galaxy from the inside, the team was able to get a glimpse from the outside instead, which gave them a clear view of the color.

Star formation dominates in blue galaxies, where the glow of young stars gives a galaxy its shine. As the stars die, they explode in supernova blasts th

at distribute gas throughout the galaxy, which is then recycled into newborn stars.

But galaxies aren’t sitting quietly; they are constantly moving in the expanding universe. When galaxies collide, gas flows into the black hole at the newly merged center.

The resulting active galactic nucleus, or AGN, is among the brightest radio signals in the universe, and can be seen across great distances. Because it consumes the gas that baby stars need, the AGN slows star formation, and the galaxy loses its blue hue and gradually shifts to red, the astronomers said.

What caused the midlife crisis?

But the Milky Way and the Andromeda ga

laxy are shifting from blue to red without a collision, which was a surprising discovery, the researchers explained.

Since they are already slowing down, when they crash into each other in the future, the collision most likely won’t generate a new powerhouse.

“Our finding that both the Milky Way and Andromeda are green suggests that there will be little cold gas left in both these galaxies when they merge sometime in the next 5 billion years or so,” Mutch said. “They will likely be unable to produce an AGN.”

So, why is the Milky Way running out of dust? Mutch isn’t sure.

Sometimes black holes will inject large amounts of energy into the surrounding region, Mutch explained. This keeps new gas from being accreted.

“However, we know from observations that the central black hole of our galaxy is not particularly active,” Mutch said.

The new color “provides us with an interesting open question as to what exactly is causing the Milky Way and Andromeda to be running out of fuel for producing new stars.”

Details of the study were published in the July edition of the Astrophysical Journal.

So I’m not a science person and you might not be either, but isn’t nice to see that something like the Milky Way is having a crisis too? Andit may not be a quarter-life crisis but it is a crisis.  So when you are feeling down and out, just remember that you are not the only one having a crisis, a galaxy like 10 million times bigger than you is having one too.

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