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I know its nothing new. I've been seeing others complain about the "friends" security model all the years I've been here. It really is a nice warm fuzzy thought that everyone is everyones friends - but most of us are 'followers', or 'interested parties' or ... whatever.

Why can't we have something in-between open and friends? Why can't there be a support for acknowledging those that 'follow' someone because they find them interesting, their public posts intriguing etc. and would allow a two way 'linking' of following status, but not automatically get access to those things we only want to share with our friends?

That's the model I'd like to see. Yes, I can 'sort of' do that with Tags and groups, but the management of groups blows. There is no way I can go in and "re-flag" all those messages I've set to 'Sex' or 'Alaska' or 'Family' to something else if I decide to re-organize, or change my mind about who I want to see what part of my life.

Guess I'd be happy with Groups if there was better management tools. And no - I'm not enough of a programmer to make my own.

Okay ..rant off.
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I will be SO happy after the Election is done (for the next bit). I really don't care who wins, what party "comes out ahead" or anything else. I'm so SICK of political ads. I'm so sick of hearing nothing new AT ALL. I'm tired of hearing "total reversals" on the exact same issues - and both parties seeming to have flip flopped.

"Don't vote mad!" from the party that made that a battle cry for years, and doesn't like it being turned on themselves.

I think that was the one that had me grabbing the bridge of my nose and just squeezing.

Sick of it all. It doesn't REALLY matter who ends up in office. I mean really. I've seen so little "real change" over the last decade that wasn't predictable (I know - I'm not toeing the popular line that advances in personal liberties are totally a revolution, a victory over the Establishment .. blah blah blah).

Of course, I'm also sick, tired and dealing with crap in "RL" that has me to the point that I tend not to see outside of what is personally in my face.

So .. yeah. I can't WAIT until I don't have to listen to another friggin Political ad. Well, for a year or so.

Maybe I should just go Luddite.
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Anyone Type A personalities out there also "Procrastinators"? Any books/methods you've used to successfully assist yourselves in "resetting" your behaviors to the ones that you KNOW are better for you? I'd be very interested in it.

Being a perpetual procrastinator does nothing to assist in attempting to get over things like ... procrastination. It isn't helped by the fact that I AM overstressed, overworked - and do not do enough activities / hobbies that are things I enjoy doing. But that is because I'm stuck in a vicious cycle of Stress/work - De-stress - back to work.

Its not that work is just Work. I have found that I approach many things in my life in the same fashion - I ENJOY "over working my brain". Most of my Hobbies, pleasures in life etc. involve DEEP mind involvement, troubleshooting and concentration - to the point that I end up burned out and "vegging out" as in doing an almost complete shutdown and end up staring at Movies/TV/stupid internet sites - not that I'm SO into either of these things that I HAVE to do it, or even being up there as one of my "favorite" uses of my time vs. least stressful / I don't have to think/engage etc.

So I'm free to jump back into things and over do it again until I'm almost incapable of functioning.

Its easier for me to see these things when I CAN blame it on Work - easy to see the over extension when you're putting in 70+ hour weeks, phone calls at 2 am etc. But it isn't JUST when I'm working like that. And I HATE sleeping. But, I've lost productivity as I have aged with my late nights - so I'm just staying up "accomplishing nothing".

Well balls. There is yet another whining boring post.


Sep. 6th, 2006 11:17 pm
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I have been trying to figure out where I picked up my "Sweetie" habit.

Honestly, I think it was here - Devil's Panties.

I HAVE read some of these before, and honestly - I think this is the one that encouraged me to engage in behavior that might get me killed. Because I'm stupid that way.

And, because its one of my .. pet peeves. Cries against PC abound - but, don't you dare call a woman/lady/girl an affectionate term of endearment. It means you somehow think less of her.

I do not call "everyone" Sweetie. Only those that ARE - or at least enough that they make me comfortable. Telling me not to be polite with Ma'am, Miss or Young Lady (only used that on REALLY young Teenagers - I'm not THAT old yet) is just plain rude. As rude as those that snear when I open doors for them.

And what is the point of this rant? In a mood, don't feel like going on about real issues.

So - you get a half-assed rant whatever.

I wonder if Red Bull and Melon rum tastes decent?
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Furry. Furries, Fur, Yerfs, Fursonia, whatever.

I spent sometime in the last few days looking into something I've been getting lambasted for years about that I really didn't know more than a "surface understanding about"

Use "handles" like the ones I have for years, and you get slapped with the title "Furry". Have an interest in Shape shifter fiction, cats, Anime, Anamorphic Art - and you get "strange looks".

Strange as it may sound, I never really knew all THAT much about the whole "lifestyle/community/whatever" because like many of the things "I'm into", I'm not INTO them, but enjoy what I enjoy. Dang, its worse than the BDSM communities!

First, there is a lot of strong feelings out there on both sides of the fence. A lot of people think anyone who likes any form of "Animal/Human/Furry/whatever" fiction, artwork etc. are degenerate freaks - and by most of societies standards, some of them out there ARE. Likewise, there are folks in the furry/anthros communities that feel that "anything we want to do (not always in the privacy of their home) is OUR business and you have no write to judge". And that is a moronic of a stand as the other extreme.

Society judges. Get over it. Learn to deal with it and fight the good fight. At the same time - if you're going to put on a costume made out of died carpet samples and try to get someone to hump your leg while you run around a hotel lobby - expect that SOMEONE is going to take offense. It is a no brainer.

BUT - just because someone things something looks good, or enjoys fiction/pictures/fantasies or dressing up with a consenting partner to "Yif" (is that right?) - what business is it of anyone else’s as long as they're not molesting you or your children?

So, I guess after all my reading, looking at some good, some bad, and some HORRID art, deciding that there was a point in my life I would have played a "furry mud" (Heck, I think I had accounts, I can't remember) but I don't see myself dressing up as a blue cat anytime soon - am I a furry?

I have no idea. But I like to bite. And I think were cats are sexy as hell. So pass the catnip, and leave yet another adult alone to do as they please.


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