In The Beginning…

1. In the beginning…

a) A strange blue dot appeared on the TV screen and I thought it was some new kind of QR Code.
b) There was a massive pile of grading that resembled a Möbius strip of unending work.
c) I was four sheets to the wind in Copenhagen
d) A very dear friend of mine recommended me as a writer for FreeThought Blogs.

2. Which led me to think…
a) I wonder why all the plants have died and the pets have fled the house?
b) “At some point I really have to focus on getting a life…”
c) Don’t want to know the past; I want to know the real deal
d) “I sincerely hope it happens, but I’ll be rather surprised if it does.”

3. Then earlier today…
a) I realised that the city WAS abandoned, and it wasn’t just the start of the school holidays.
b) I discovered that it was possible to bend the time-space continuum using the never-ending stream of arriving assignments!
c) When it pinned you down to the bottom of the tank
d) I thought ‘I might just zip them a message, just to find out if… because you never know…

4. Which then led to…
a) Barricading the house and stockpiling weaponry. Well, more weaponry than usual.
b) Hardwiring the paperwork to a rather hot, strong cup of tea and turning the whole thing on…
c) All your diction dripping with disdain
d) More messages and a wonderful coincidence, plus the help of another talented friend who created my new banner!

5. Suddenly, in an email, were the words…
a) Reality Television Has Taken Over Reality – Resistance Is Useless.
b) Congratulations! You Have Won Alpha Centauri!
c) We’ve had the romance of the century, after all these years wrestling gators
d) http://freethoughtblogs.com/tokenskeptic

6. Which led me to think, with some trepidation…
a) “I really should have cancelled Foxtel back when I had the chance…”
b) I’m either going to get a Nobel Prize or a lot of really angry Physics professors calling me names.
c) You’re the piece of gold, the flashes on my soul
d) “Well, it’s a great new start and I’ll take it from here.”

7. However, I was definitely…
a) Determined not to let the existence of Australia’s Next Top Model deter me from re-reading The Demon Haunted World.
b) Going to see if this would be worth $1 million from James Randi.
c) Putting up a survey to see if people think there’s ENOUGH skepticism as advertised on Freethought Blogs.
d) Rather excited and intrigued to see what would happen next…

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About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • Dana Hunter

    Mind-warping post, gut-bustingly funny post pic, and very next post is Ben Goldacre’s TED talk… I can already tell I’ll be your fan. ;-)

  • Protium

    Am I the first ever comment?

    Nice work Kylie, you deserve it.

  • http://rousingdepartures.com/ Bruce Everett

    I take it this is what the good news was all about. Nice. :D

    • Kylie Sturgess

      Yes! Thanks everyone! :)

  • http://furiouspurpose.me Rorschach

    Hi Kylie, and welcome ! Here’s hoping that your blog will appear in the FtB blog listing soon !

  • http://naontiotami.com Jack Scanlan

    Yay Kylie! I’m so happy for you! :D *does a dance*

    • Kylie Sturgess

      Thank you!! :D Oh, let me know if there’s people I’ve missed in my blogroll, only just started working on it then. :)

  • JT Eberhard

    Grats Kylie! :)

    JT

    • Kylie Sturgess

      Thanks! :)

  • http://profile.to/brianengler/ Brian Engler

    So happy to have you in our new neighborhood, Kylie! Looking for more great things in the future. Cheers!

    • Kylie Sturgess

      Thank you!! :) Lovely to know people are checking it out – more on the way tomorrow. :)

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  • http://freethoughtblogs.com/xblog/ Greg Laden

    Thank you for joining us, Kylie!

    • Kylie Sturgess

      Thank you! Also for the mention on your site! :)

  • http://kriswager.blogspot.com Kristjan Wager

    Congratulations with your new place.

    • Kylie Sturgess

      Thanks! :) Lovely to see you around too! :)

  • JohnnieCanuck

    In regard to your request to be liked.

    Sorry if this seems like I am already avoiding commitment in a potential relationship, but I don’t know very much about you yet.

    I hope you are not one of those power poles that are always on about your megajoules? A lamp post, perhaps, but not the sort with drunken sailors forever aimlessly wandering in your vicinity?

    Also, though I know it shouldn’t really matter, since yours is but a simple request for friendship, I can’t tell from your photo if you are a boy or a girl pole. I do find androgynous body types to be attractive though you seem to take it further than most of my acquaintances.

    Forgive my wordiness. As you may have guessed, I am strictly a telecommunications support device (TCD). I’m into digital these days, and though I do have some few copper pairs still, I am not really that old.

    Looking forward to your thoughts. Welcome to FTB.

    • Kylie Sturgess

      That’s understandable. I don’t think of myself as a hipster, but I’m aware that sometimes the more slimming fashions can be misleading. :) Thanks! :)


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