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[Mar. 29th, 2004|10:41 am]
Whole lotta labia.
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[what's in my ear |Paul Simon - Graceland]


I got back to the gym this morning with my new knee brace. I'm not sure if it helps or not. Probably it would help more if I didn't put the velcro closure right on the inside of my thigh so that it scraped against my other leg while I ran. Yeah, hi, I'm smart.

I ran a mile and then walked another. I'm ok with that. The mile clocked in at 13:10 which isn't fantastic but will do for the first day back.

I must tell you, the prize-winner highlight of the gym trip though was my new reading rack. I figured that rather than stalk people and wait for them to get off the good machines I'd just buy a reading rack. So I did. It's even got little things to hold my pages open. Which means I was able to commune with my doofuses this morning while I ran. Yay reading! Yay good book! Yay Jack for being stupid with his money AGAIN. Lord, boy. Will you never learn? The man goes bankrupt and his first move? Cockfight. *sigh* Anyway.. yeah. Gym will be much more tolerable now.



Saturday was a lovely medieval event. Matt felt like his knee wasn't up to snuff so he did archery and thrown weapons instead. I sat and was catty and chatty with Cait until she had to leave and then I managed to friggin' FINALLY finish Master and Commander and start digging into Post Captain. I love it for being like a jargon-riddled Austen novel. It reads fast, it reads funny, and it's suitable for the gym. (some books are too dense to read on the treadmill, you get to concentrating and then you fall off.. in a really undignified manner. *eyes copy of lovely Foucault book about murder* yeah, just take my word for this.)

After attempting to arrange a spontaneous dinner with Matt's friends (doomed, really doomed) he and I hit a Chinese buffet and had ourselves a date. :) A very nice night and given to introspective talks about nothing important and holding hands on the way home. We are complete saps. We're aware of this.

Saturday night we shaved Matt's head (he was starting to look like he had a mullet instead of a mohawk) and communed with our books before getting a remarkably early night's sleep.

Sunday morning I drove down into DC and after nearly giving up a kidney to get a parking space I met the utterly lovely linaerys and her boyfriend for brunch at Kramer Books and Afterwords (one of my favorite bookstores in DC). She managed to find the bead store which I had been fretting for forgetting to mention to her and we had a really nice time. First, I should mention, she looks like she walked out of a pre-raphaelite painting.. she really does. All long limbs and pretty hair. :) There was much talking of sailors and good music and sports and.. it was just really nice. I'm looking forward to seeing her again.

I spent the remainder of the afternoon doing laundry, cleaning, paying bills, all that good stuff. I watched massive amounts of History of Britain and whimpered at slightlytricky about finding a dead bird on the attic stairs. Matt came home and disposed of the bird, showed me his bruises from fighter practice (a couple of really ugly ones that are going to be black by this evening and one that brought the blood to the surface so much that it's got a scab), and crawled into bed with me. We watched some mindless junk and then fell asleep early while reading our respective books. Tonight is some cleaning and cruising neighborhoods looking for rental houses.

I'm tired. I want a rental house to magically appear. I'm hoping as spring kicks in and families with kids get them out of school and get moving the market will improve. Feh.


So.. what are you guys up to?

A question for today: What things do you deem too personal to discuss with others? I'd add to that, do you have levels of information filter?
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From: linaerys
2004-03-29 07:52 am (UTC)

The hair mutual admiration society

Hee. I realize it's a little narcisistic to tell you how gorgeous your hair is when, well, it's like a slightly curlier version of mine. We both have lovely fantastic hair.

It was great to meet you too!
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-29 08:12 am (UTC)

Re: The hair mutual admiration society

*pets both our hair* :)

Oh, the Jack/Stephen recaps I was blathering about, they're here and insidian is updating each day, usually at lunch, in her own journal. Go forth and enjoy such nuggets as:

"Our Boys have pulled themselves out of funk, and Stephen has given up on his underpants in favor of footed longjohn hoodies that embarrass Jack. Stephen also offered to have a matching footed longjohn hoodie made for Jack. Sort of an eccentric, 19th century version of matching jogging suits."

If I were going to get a Leahy cd what's a good one to start with?
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From: linaerys
2004-03-29 08:20 am (UTC)

Re: The hair mutual admiration society

Heeheehee. Thanks for the link.

I think Lakefield is the best, but the latest In All Things is quite good as well. I still like their first, but not quite as much. Leahy is a mix of really great amped up traditional/instrumental and more pop-ish stuff.
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[User Picture]From: almaviva
2004-03-29 08:12 am (UTC)
Yay for being back at the gym!

And too personal... I actually don't talk about my problems too much. I mean, I can tell all and sundry that I'm on weight watchers, that I'm on anti-depressants, and yet saying why I'm actually, really, honestly on them? No go.

Also don't like giving my reasons for the things I do, you know? If I make a decision, I like the decision to be done. I don't want to analyze why. Sometimes things just have to be and I have to keep it to myself.

Yeah. Back to rambling. How're you?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-29 08:34 am (UTC)
I completely understand what you mean about keeping your reasons to yourself. Sometimes you just need to say "Decision made." draw a line under it, and move on.

I'm ok. I'm tired. I'm feeling sorry for myself about a couple of things... but my boss is leaving for SE Asia for two weeks starting tomorrow morning so I'm going to enjoy living in the land of late lunches and long trips to the gym. I am a terrible employee.
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[User Picture]From: almaviva
2004-03-29 09:55 am (UTC)
Not a terrible employee, I think. I think we are expected, as American workers, to follow the clock too much. My thought is that if the work is done and I'm where I need to be to take care of work related things...it's all good. Can't be a slave to the clock--too much stress.

The Countess has spoke. *draws a line under decision and dubs you a good employee*
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2004-03-29 08:27 am (UTC)
poor birdy. *pets*

will get back to you on the personal stuff.. must think.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-29 08:43 am (UTC)
Yeah.. it was a starling.. Matt was all brave and manly and used his new work gloves to rid the room of the birdy.

Plus, dude, you should see these bruises. I'm going to take a picture tonight because he looks like he survived a night that would be an Est member's dream.
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[User Picture]From: ravenscathedral
2004-03-29 08:55 am (UTC)
anything having to do with my divorce or my kid for the most part... or anything my lolly doesn't want me to discuss
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-29 09:19 am (UTC)
I think there always has to be a hedge of some kind that protects your kids... so good for you. Man, I've said it before but I'll say it again: You're a good mom.
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[User Picture]From: kiltsandlollies
2004-03-29 09:00 am (UTC)
well, as you know, I do ramble on about personal stuff, but here it's under a filter (you're in it, natch). I try hard not to talk about money or immediate family issues, mostly because they sort themselves out too slowly or too quickly, you know? But other than that, I'm rather open here, more so than in RL. A lot more so, actually.

Hmm. *ponders that*
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-03-29 09:22 am (UTC)
I would imagine it's the fact that this system acts as a filter all on it's own. Even the public posts are filtered in a way by the system itself...
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[User Picture]From: ravenscathedral
2004-03-29 10:15 am (UTC)
so true 'dat.
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[User Picture]From: baisleac
2004-03-29 10:53 am (UTC)
Yay for being back at the gym! and YAY for being saps. Saps are the best. ::grin::

Good question today. I'd almost say nothing is too personal to discuss with others, 'cept I do have an 'Uber Trust' filter here on LJ, that I've used once. That was for a very explicit sex survey (gakked from you ::chuckle::), but most of the time I don't mind talking about sex so I don't know if I can really say that's too personal. I think it depends more on who the 'others' are.

So that falls under the levels of information filter. Certain people I can discuss anything with, others I'll talk about any topic but only to a certain depth, and with some I'll avoid all mention of certain topics.
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From: starfishchick
2004-03-30 09:23 am (UTC)
Somehow I missed this yesterday. *kicks LJ*

Filtered, at least, are family issues. My Dad sometimes lurks and I'm not sure I want him up close and personal with my sister-related ranting.
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