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Maybe it was because I watched it too late in life, but the movie Fight Club didn’t really do it for me. Whatever “it” is. The only part that’s ever really spoken to me is that line about people “working job they hate to buy shit they don’t need.” I don’t hate my job, but I feel the fuck out of the “shit they don’t need” bit. I need to purge more possessions.
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Just blew up my Facebook because I've been suffering angst over being annoying and/or hated. Will be back in a week or two, I expect. Wonder if anyone will see I'm gone and defriend me?
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I really want a black suit, but I’ve spent a fuckton of money already this month, and I’m gonna spend more in two weeks when I go to Calgary. And then more, assuming I stick with my plan of staying in Philadelphia for the weekend when I go to see Pig. I could just scrap that and drive up and back, but I really don’t want to. I like Philadelphia and I have friends there.

To be clear, I can totally afford all of this, and buying a suit, too. I just feel bad spending so much money. And part of me still feel like I should “grow up” and buy a place to live.
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I'm back off Livejournal again. For good this time. Not that I've been posting there. Or here, for that matter.

Trouble

Oct. 29th, 2011 04:30 pm
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For some reason I can't set up my dreamwidth account to connect and crosspost to my newly reacquired LiveJournal account.

Decisions

Jun. 22nd, 2011 10:32 am
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Looking at my last pay stub, I have noticed that I have 243.25 hours of vacation time. From year to year, I am allowed to carry 240. I am already in use-or-lose status. This is because I don't take enough vacations. I have two days in. For August, but one of them is gonna be comp time or some such. I'm taking ten hours in September, the last day of my weekend shift. I need to do more. I think I'm going to try to take of the week before that. The way the schedule works, that will be 13 days off for four days (40 hours) of vacation. Then I can really do something fun with it. The question is "what?"

FAIL

Jan. 4th, 2011 09:50 pm
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2011 had bloody well better be a banner year, career-wise, because it's looking like I am going to fail just as hard at everything else I try to do as always. Can we fast-forward to 2012 please? Or maybe rewind so I can try to not fuck up so badly?
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Somebody please tell me what is wrong with me, so I can fix it.

w00t!

Dec. 6th, 2010 09:35 am
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The other night,I was annoyed that Safari on the iPhone appeared to hate Dreamwidth. But it appears it only actually hates the richtext editor. Much better.

Weekend

Dec. 5th, 2010 10:32 am
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I went to a friend's birthday party last night. It was pretty OK. Most of the folks there were from my regular happy hour crowd. We didn't drink nearly enough, I don't think. Adam had got two small kegs (quarters or sixths, can't remember). Way too much beer for the crowd he had. But better too much than too little, I guess, and he invited folks to come over and watch football today, so more will get drunk. I did my part, anyway, though I drank far below my capacity because I drove. Damn saturday bus schedules.

So, like I said, the party was OK. I am friends (or at least acquaintances) with most folks there. Unfortunately a large number of the folks there had known each other for much longer. Most had gone to UVA together, so there was a lot of talk about old times that I hadn't been around for because I went to W&M. But it was a good party. I chatted with some folks, but wasn't a social butterfly by any means. A few folks that from the group who I am closer to, weren't there. I probably would've been more talkative if they had been. The gift I brought (whiskey) was appreciated and will likely be consumed at the annual whiskey party in a few months.

Good Saturday night, all things considered. I am going to brunch DC today with a friend I see entirely too rarely. I'm looking forward to it.
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 Not much to write about. Had some good times with friends. Met a new person. Ran into an old college buddy.Setting myself up for disappointment again.

Situation normal, basically.
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 Met someone on the 'net tonight. Would like to meet her in real life. Probably won't though, because that's how life works out. Fuck it.
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 It appears LJ is remembering me (InsaneJournal OpenID) again. At least on the MacBook. Haven't checked on the IPhone yet. Not sure whether there's any real reason the behavior would be any different between the two devices. Meh. Whatever. 
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... I now have a dreamwidth.org account, because [personal profile] jazzfish and [personal profile] uilos are here. I probably won't get a real livejournal account ever again because I'd have to pay to get my old username back. Fuckers.

Knowing

Oct. 25th, 2010 11:36 pm
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I have a hard time delineating, in my own mind, between acquaintances and friends. There's lots of folks who I've hung out with several times, who's names I know, whom I know lots about, but are still just folks I know through somebody else. How many times do I need to hang out with someone before they stop being somebody I know and start being my friend? Or is that line crossed not after a certain amount of time, but after we've shared certain experiences, or after I come to trust them with things? It's a difficult question for me. Can I really start calling someone my friends if they don't consider me to be their friend? I don't know. People are hard.

Dear LJ,

Oct. 24th, 2010 03:48 pm
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If my old journal has been deleted and purged, why can't I just grab the name? Why do I have to make a journal, then pay to rename the fucking thing?

*stab*

Love,

Me
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Fuck comment spammers. That is all.

Dammit

Oct. 21st, 2010 10:53 am
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Where the hell did the "remember me" option go when you log into LiveJournal via OpenID? This constantly having to log in is fucking annoying.
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So I have started using my InsaneJournal openID to log in to dreamwidth.org, so I can comment on some LJ refugees' posts there, rather than on LJ, where they are still cross-posting. So I now have my seldom-used journal here on IJ,and external accounts on two other online journal services.

And I have a Wordpress blog, and a twitter, and I'm thinking of getting on Tumblr. That's a lot of internet talky places.
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Not too long ago I got it into my head that perhaps I would like an e-reader. My reasoning went something like this. "I like books. I like owning books. But books are heavy, and I hate moving them. Data is light. E-books are perfect for me." SO I looked around, and came to the conclusion hat Barnes and Noble's nook is probably the best reader I could get. I'm not wild about Barnes and Noble; I've always preferred Borders, myself (though I fear they may not be long for this earth), but it does support ePub, which means I could get a nook and, if I decided I really hate B&N just stop buying from them and get books from Powell's or someplace. Ideally I would like an unaffiliated reader so I could get books anywhere and everywhere I wanted. But it seems all of those are expensive and/or suck. So I'd decided on the noon. But I just can't do it. I can't pull the trigger. I keep thinking and rethinking. I think I'm gonna take my interminable waffling as a sign that I really should just stick to paper books.

Maybe I should buy some weights...

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