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AUTUMN THOUGHTS
Clouds like fluffy white elephant sheep grazing in a blue meadow. It's breezy and chill, despite the sunshine. I'm inside, ostensibly working, chained to the computer. Working on things that drive me insane. Platform migration for our intranet site. ugh. ick blech.

The tupperware event I was supposed to go to tonight has been postponed, which means I'm free to go to choir, BUT I told Anders I'd stay home anyway, as I know he's completely stressing over the stones, and the car. There are two things wrong with it now. :( So I'll be a good helpmate and parent and deal with kids and do some cleaning so he can work until the light fails. I told him that if it started pouring I was going to choir. :) Not going to the tupperware party is just as well, as despite all good intentions not to buy anything, I always end up with something. Pretty plastic containers just love me and insist on following me home.

Oh well, maybe I'll get some collage time in. I'm nearly done with the last two pages, but not happy with one of them. The other one needs something more, but I haven't figured out quite what it is.

I still have quite a bit of work to do on the AWC newsletter and directory, and we need to start calling people who haven't paid their dues and find out if they are planning on renewing or not. I don't understand why people just assume things. They assume that if they haven't answered, it means they don't want to renew (and they are either scared about telling someone or just don't give a shit), when we think that because they haven't answered, they have forgotten about the email or haven't read it, or haven't gotten around to it, or whatever. I have 3 weeks to get the directory ready to drop off at the printers and only half of our members have renewed, so that's approximately 50 people that need to be contacted.

I find myself occasionally wondering why no one posts comments on a journal entry, and then have to remind myself that it doesn't really matter. I'm supposed to be writing this for me, not you, and if you join me once in awhile along the way, that's great. It's not the ultimate reason why I'm doing this, however. The lively community aspect of LJ is very attractive, however, and it's nice to be a part of it, and easy to get sucked in. I am not looking for validation, in that sense.

Sometimes I think I should just treat LJ as a far-away friend that I'm writing letters to. That would mean a lot more rambling, I'm afraid. Or that I should use it as a creative-writing outlet and post more poetry or short works, but so far these journal entries ARE my short works. :) Other times I think I'm using it as an archive; a place to post things for future reference.

My junior-high school gang of girlfriends is planning a reunion (there are 9 of us) next summer in Oregon. Some of these women I haven't seen since we were 15. One, Becky, is my all-time best and oldest friend in the world. She and I didn't see each other for 11 years, then after I was living in Chicago and making boatloads of money, I could afford to travel to New Mexico and then Oregon to see her quite often. She was my Best Woman at my wedding and she's the only other person besides my husband who knows all my deep dark secrets.

I saw Kelly once during the time I lived in Chicago, when she came to visit. I met up with Julie last summer while we were home in Michigan. Jill, Denise, Robin, Angelica, Karin and I haven't seen each other since 1979. We all found each other again about a year and a half ago, thanks to the wonder that is email and alumni websites, and have been in email contact ever since. I can't wait to see them all again, even though I really really ought to try and lose some weight beforehand :) Part of me knows that they won't give a shit what I look like. We're going to regress completely for 3 days, I'm sure :) We were the biggest geeks in junior high and it was great.
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mood: aggravated
music: No Doubt—Don't Speak


Comments

Comments are a funny thing. I keep thinking I'm going to do better, but I suck at small-talk and leaving random comments feels somewhat small-talky unless I actually have something to say. :)

One thing that I find funny is *which* entries get comments from people. Sometimes I write something that I think is rather good, M will mention (not by leaving a comment) that it's rather good, and no one else says anything at all, but will happily post when I write about something completely stupid that I think I shouldn't even bother posting. You never know. :)

Most of the time I figure that the main purpose of a journal is having all this stuff written down so I won't forget it. It's still nice to hear from people, though. :)

you're right, they are a funny thing, and I feel the same way. I'm always surprised that people leave lots of "hugs" comments when someone is sick or feeling down, but don't say much, if anything, other times. I usually avoid the "hugs" type stuff myself, but I have to admit, it's nice to get them when you're sick. I have always avoided those types of threads on amerikanska.com, but LJ seems to be a more intimate world, somehow.

I have always avoided those types of threads on amerikanska.com, but LJ seems to be a more intimate world, somehow.

Which isn't too surprising, really. Amerikanska is a great resource and there are some great people there, but there are so many MEAN people that it's a little harder to be quite so open and friendly. Here, you get to pick who you like and ignore everyone else. :)

I really do not like Amerikanska - it just isn't the same it was back in 1996 when it was super friendly and nice atmosphere.

Positively Sweden is 1000 times better.

Here's a comment: I have Mumin kex, and you don't. :P

:)

ROFLMAO you made me snort water out my nose!

My comment:

I have to ask... white elephant sheep??

Must mention though, that first line gave me a flashback of Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants. Cool.

well, they aren't moving. at least not very fast. grazing, you know. but they're big. and very fluffy.

Ahhh, gotcha. And why do I always fail to get the closing tags right? Bleagh.

I can give you all my outdated lj comments if you want. From Sept 9th to today = 88 unanswered. :( I just have been not in the mood to be by the computer. I'm lazy.

<< I find myself occasionally wondering why no one posts comments on a journal entry, and then have to remind myself that it doesn't really matter. I'm supposed to be writing this for me, not you, and if you join me once in awhile along the way, that's great. It's not the ultimate reason why I'm doing this, however. The lively community aspect of LJ is very attractive, however, and it's nice to be a part of it, and easy to get sucked in. I am not looking for validation, in that sense. >>

I get in moods where I leave lots of comments, but I haven't even had time to update recently . . I lost my computer for awhile, then went to america, and it's taking awhile to get back into everything. I like reading your journal, but usually only reply if I feel like I have something to actually add . . .

I don't mind that people don't comment, and while I hope that people find my journal interesting, sometimes you just want to know you're not whistling in the dark :) Obviously, I've touched a nerve with everyone here. :)

Tupperware - why does it call my name like that? You're so right about the little plastic boxes, but my problem is that ANY little box does it. Especially little carved Indian boxes.... Oooooh... I just WANT! *giggle* Not a good thing when there're so many little Indian shops in my city! I don't think I've ever been to a proper Tupperware party (as an adult). Weird. My grandma was a rep.

Comments are funny animals. I find that if your entry is concise and concluded (which it often is), I don't want to 'spoil' it by commenting. It would seem like an interruption or an unneeded addendum. You make alot of lovely points and images. :) If it's something that strikes my fancy or I'm in a funny mood, I will add something or ask a question or just elaborate a bit. I'm still getting to 'know' you though, so this is the fun bit :)

Reunions - wow! I can't imagine meeting up with junior high folks. That seems like such an alien idea to me. I'm really interested in seeing how that goes. What a lovely idea! :)

thank you for the nice compliments :) It IS a nice thing with LJ, getting to know virtual friends just because they share similar interests. And man, I know what you mean about the box fetish. :) I've got a couple of little ones scattered about, the urge to collect more is a strong one. :)

(no subject) - (Anonymous)

you weren't making me feel ignored!! I didn't mean it like that! :) :) plus, it's not like you don't have good reasons to be absorbed in other things right now.

Comment? Comment! I'm not sure I even like you any more! You stole my moderation, even moderation of moderation wisdom thing! Before I even posted it anywhere! Now it's going to look like I stole it from you! Not nice!

Man! I can use a lot of exclamation points sometimes!

wanna borrow some fire ants?

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