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2015-08-16_1439751401I’m Rara. Rawra. The Saur. Rarasaur.
Radhika. Radha. His wife.    
Ra.

Oh, call me whatever you want so long as you say it kindly.  The important thing to note that is that I’m obviously basically a dinosaur.

Welcome to my little bloggy town!

‘Round these parts, you’ll see that I blog (nearly) everyday about what makes us tick, the awesome internet, cryptobeasts, prison, widowhood, muppet philosophy, and blogging.

Before you get started, here is a list of things you probably should know:

  1.    I love lists.
  2.    I live in Southern California and can’t stand the beach.
  3.    I’m a techie, nerd, and geek. (Yeah, they’re different things.)
  4.    I don’t eat sugar. Usually.
  5.    I spent 438 days incarcerated and was released July 18th, 2015.
  6.    I’m here for you if you need something– just email me.
  7.    The moon is 63,057,742 very tall giraffes away.
  8.    I read thousands of books a year and never blog about them.
  9.    My husband — artist, blogger, writer, Dave Martinez (Pen name, Grayson Queen) — passed away in May 2015 from kidney failure.
  10.    This blog turned 3 years old in August 2015.
  11.    The picture above was picked by popular demand.  I generally don’t like pictures of myself where I’m not holding a cup of caffeinated beverage, or sitting by a dinosaur.

I love people who do things, people who hate things, people who love things, and (probably) you.

Get comfortable, say hey, and tell me a little something about what makes you tick so we can start doing frightfully wondrous things.

Come on, let’s go!

#LetsGoLetsGoLetsGo

544 thoughts on “hey

  1. I like your hey it covers alot of stuff about you. I see we are interested in alot of things and it’s ok if you repost your stuff because someone may not want to travel through some of it and what they miss will probablly be the real good stuff so kudos good read.

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  2. Well, I was educated by the nuns, so I have to say thanks for the follow over on my blog. But, wait! Before you zip past this and don’t approve my comment, I have to say, that in just reading through a few things here and there on your blog, I’m glad you found me. I tried to read through your list of what you like to read about, it’s a lot! Thanks for some fun reading times here.

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  3. Woo! I like the sound of your reading preferences and I am mightily impressed by the amount of books you read in a year. You are two and a half inches taller than me so I am envious ;-). Thanks for stopping by and following be assured that you will always be welcome. I shall be popping in on you too have a good weekend x

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    1. haha! Anybody who likes the “I read everything” preference is a friend, indeed. Most people get anxious if I don’t promise myself to their specific genre. 🙂 Have a great weekend!!

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  4. My wedding gown was red! I’m Wiccan and my bridesmaid is pagan, the wedding was close to Beltane (just after) and so Beltane colours it had to be. Besides, white is totally yawnsome and I like bright, happy colours.

    Looking forward to seeing you around the time vortex and learning more 🙂

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    1. What a beautiful wedding! (I ran around your blog till I found pics.) What lovely colors– and for a cause, too– that’s fabulous. Well, thanks for checking in, my fellow doctor-who-fan. Hope to see you around!

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  5. Hi, rarasaur — Thanks for joining the reader family of my blog. I have a Friends page, where readers write about themselves and their blogs. I hope you will do so as well. I’m very happy to have you with us, and I hope to get some time to read through your back posts — I love what I’ve seen so far! Welcome!

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  6. Wow, so many pages to read! I hope to be able to read them all because I think your blog is very interesting: I think I’ll try to take on this new challenge! We have something in common, you know? The love for Sid the sloth… and many other of the things you wrote in (amazing) alphabetical order!

    (Oh!, thanks for the follow, obviously!)

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  7. Hello Rarasaur. What an excellent “About” page. I totally get the whole love-the-unexpected-hate-to-be-surprised bit. I wish I could take you to work with me for a day: maybe you could explain this notion to my coworkers better than I’m able to. You write about such a diversity of topics; that suggests to me that those who say your blog needs to be about a single topic in order to be successful probably only really love one thing. Thanks for following my blog, and all the best with yours.

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    1. Thank you! 🙂 I don’t have much luck explaining it to my own co-workers, haha, so I might not be the best person to ask along. 🙂 I do see that advice often– to find “a niche”– and I say… bleh, that’s no fun. Of course, it all depends on how you count success. I don’t have 20,000 followers or anything, but I love every follower I do have– so to me that counts for something. 😀 Good blogging!

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    1. Then I shall use it in a poem, for no reason at all:

      Your coccyx is a vestigial trait
      preserved from the days of yore.
      It’s a small reminder that you had a tail,
      and you could have one once more!

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  8. I am so glad you visited one of my blogs, because if you hadn’t, I would never have discovered yours! I love that you’re both a reader and a writer – me, too! I figured if I read everything I can get my hands on, eventually I’ll figure out what not to write!!
    🙂

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  9. Been a reader forever… In the beginning it was cereal boxes at breakfast, soup cans (scary!), the dictionary, encyclopedias, and archeology. Nowadays its history, animal husbandry, gardening and anything else I can get my hands on. We share several items from your list of “Things I like to read about.” However, seeing as we are both avid readers, then there were bound to be crossovers. 😉
    Thank you for the visit today! ~Lynda

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  10. Wow. What a list. You got me on “bacon… chocolate…orchids…photography…tulips” So diverse. Thank you for the visit and I’ll be taking some time to look around your blog too.

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  11. I came here to check out your blog after you started following mine. I was having a look around, thinking all the while “here is someone with an interest in a lot of things, I like this”. Then I found your bad jokes, and realised that I just HAD to have your blog in my life!

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  12. Thanks for following my blog…wait, don’t delete, there’s more!

    I’m in awe of how much you read, I’m embarrassed to admit that I was thrilled I’ve read 23 books this year 🙂 I can’t stand sand between my toes, either. When we visit the beach, I have to wear shoes!

    Your list of things you like to read about is diverse and entertaining in itself (Bacon, red wedding gowns, voltaire? That’s a wide range of topics…alphabetized, no less.)

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  13. Hi!

    Thank you for stopping by and now following my blog!

    I have to work late today, but as soon as I’ll be home, I will take a closer look at your blog as well! 🙂

    Best wishes from the covered-in-snow Bavaria!

    Steffie

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  14. Hallo, i came back 🙂

    I love the unexpected, I hate to be surprised. –> What the different both of them? I think they are almost the same. Hehehe 🙂

    I read a lot. Like thousands of books a year a lot. –> Waw! Thats very great 😀

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  15. hmmm…i write about dogs and gardens…how did you find me? oh yeah…and the good people who rescue them both. glad to meet you. you had me at nyc and virgos. 🙂

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  16. Thanks for liking “Dear mom.”

    I like your “Hi” page 😉 I’m surprised you included your typing speed without sharing how fast you read, especially after mentioning that you read thousands of books! How do you do that? Seriously, share your secret with me, please, I won’t tell anyone except everyone who asks.

    I wonder why your blog looks so familiar to me though. It’s very nice, very Jurassic.

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  17. Thanks for following me. I too am eclectic with my reading choices. This started when I was 9 and a school reading test revealed I had an adult reading age. I was a voracious reader and the teachers suggested I be allowed to read grown-up’s books as well as children’s books. Dad allowed me to work through his library and I read everything in our bookcases. Despite that, my favourite books were still the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. So now I can appreciate all types and genres of book. I detest genre snobbery—by that, I mean people who sneer at books of a certain genre (romance, for example).

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  18. Hi, thanks for following. I’m glad you found me so I had the opportunity to see your blog. And the fact that you don’t refrain yourself to one topic, I love it, it just shows a bigger picture of you.
    Laura

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  19. Hey! right back. Thanks for following 🙂
    Wow, just reading your about page is inspiring. And entertaining. I wanted to be cute and put exhausting and then put a line through it, but I don’t know how to do that 🙂 not being a computer beek (oops – good typo)
    I wish I had more time to read people’s blogs, but I just don’t. I’m travelling all the time. It keeps me very busy, and it’s often exhausting (I’m *not* complaining lol) plus I’m editing photos and doing my own blog as I go.
    I’m also going to follow you – because of the poetry mainly, though as I spend more time looking through your blog over the next little while I’m sure I’ll find more than that to keep me amused. Thanks. Your blog looks incredibly energetic! You created that whole personality profile because you were bored?! Wow!
    Cheers

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    1. 😀 Oi, I don’t know how to post it without it deleting and turning into code! But this image explains it well: http://tutslist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/strike.png
      🙂 Your travels are beautiful and fascinating, I’m so glad you’ve brought them to the blogosphere. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to my official hey page, to comment here, but please know that I’ve noticed your warm and insightful presence on my blog and I am grateful for it. 😀

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      1. Thanks for the code. I saved it and will give it a try sometime.
        And thanks for your good words about my blog. I’m glad your’e enjoying it.
        I’m just discovering the blogosphere – so much good to be found here.

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    1. 😀 Interests not included on the list– conversational blogging styles, love ’em! They’re super engaging. I always try to mimic the style, but it’s never come out enough to post… ah well. 😀 Thanks for stopping by to say hey!

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  20. Thanks btw, for following our little adventures in Hong Kong (forgetting if i ever came to thank you yet)! – & a little note on back-posting… who says it’s rude? Is there a rule book? Guess I wouldn’t care if there was, so i say go ahead & post away. – Happy New Year! -JK

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  21. Oh I saw you watching me…and then I started to take a peek at you, just a snippet of a peak at first..but now I’ve had to make a cup of earl grey tea and get my sunglasses on cause your brightness is beautifully overwhelming.

    Blessings and Holy Smoke!!! Happy New Year!
    Leisa

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    1. 😀 Thank you for the wonderful words, I absolutely love ’em. Maybe when I’m tired of “frightfully wondrous things happen here”, I’ll switch to “overwhelmingly beautiful things happen here”, haha! 😀

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