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Old 07-08-2011, 11:27 PM   #46
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Having read some further contributions, particularly from Irvine, I though I'd post more.

I do think the internet, be it sites like this, be it Facebook/Twitter, be it porno, gambling sites - whatever - is not necessarily a good thing for people like me, by which I mean, introverts, people that naturally tend to isolate, people whose default position is to retreat into the ego, particularly ones with addictive personalities, and particularly when things go wrong. On the other hand nothing bad has ever happened to me on the internet, so it's an odd sort of a quandary. The things that f*** you up are things that happen in real life, things not working out in the way you'd hoped or planned - whatever. Some of them are your fault, most of them aren't, if you're like me, you beat yourself up for the things that aren't your fault, yet don't take yourself to task for the things that are. As an atheist, I have to accept that there is not some masterplan, that this is the way things are because this is the way things are.

Mrs S said earlier that she thought of her life as boring, I consider myself not so much boring but a comparatively immature person, in terms of social skills and that stuff you're supposed to have learned how to do by the time you hit thirty-five (long term relationships, marriage, kids, being on parents' committees). I kind of aspire towards considering myself boring. I kind of aspire towards being someone who women of my own age group consder as trustworthy, reliable, a catch. I'd think of it as a step upwards from my current existence of failed professional fratboy (heh). But, I'm not particularly sure whether I'm prepared to put in the effort to turn myself into something I may not want to be.

I've come to the realisation that there are comparatively few people that I naturally click with, there's a decent proportion that I can rub along with alright if one makes even a minimal effort, and there's another proportion that one can establish a grudging peace with, and that might take a fair bit of effort. And sometimes it's worth it, and other times it isn't. And that's ok.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:48 AM   #47
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I haven't been in the journals in ages. . .I heard that they aren't used as much here anymore.

I'd love to do that 100 things here, but I don't know how we'd get it going.

I started my list (so everyone can see how boring and narcissistic I can be) because I always enjoyed both writing those things and seeing how other people answer. Now the catch will be, how many people will respond? It's a lot to ask somebody to do. So, if you'll do one, Sean,
I'll finish mine and the first one done starts the thread. I'm not sure if Irvine wanted to do another one.

I used to like the journals (blogs now, I guess), but no, there isn't much activity there. Kind of lost its way.
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Where's your list? I'm confused (more so than usual around here )
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:23 PM   #49
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My list is hanging out in my purse right now, waiting for me to come up with 100 things about myself. Then I will start a thread if I'm sure a couple of people intend to add their list. You in?
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I'll read yours but mine would maybe be 20. I don't think 100 things about me even exist. And 2-100 would probably be no one cares (maybe 2 is too egotistical, maybe 1)

100 things that piss me off-right now that would be a cinch for me
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:24 PM   #51
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Then give us your 20. I have this horror of being the only one posting in that thread. I've only come up with 20 so far anyway. And yeah, I'm egotistical enough to come up with 100 eventually.
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If you start the thread I will do it-maybe not until Monday though. That will be my homework assignment.
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I won't be done until tomorrow at the earliest anyway.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:53 PM   #54
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:55 PM   #55
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Then it's a go. I'll post next day or two.
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I'll commit to 25...knowing me, that'll probably be as many words as some people's 100 anyway.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:28 PM   #57
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I'll commit to 25...knowing me, that'll probably be as many words as some people's 100 anyway.


Yolland, you truly are the smartest person I know. Those 25 will undoubtedly be brilliant beyond measure.

No pressure or anything. . . .
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