Short Attention Span Entry, Little Actual Content

Loc8tor — I can’t begin to imag­ine how much time we’d save with some­thing like this. I don’t lose my glass­es, since I have to wear them all the time. (Ask sam­bear about how bad­ly I pan­ic if I wake up in the night and can­not imme­di­ate­ly put my hand on them.) Keys, PDAs, wal­lets, check­books, cell phones, remotes, cord­less phones whose bat­ter­ies have run down—those we lose. 

I don’t think the cat would let the vel­cro track­ing pad stay in place long, but for­tu­nate­ly, she’s fair­ly pre­dictable in her dotage.

Sun­glass­es with built-in flash dri­ve, MP3 play­er, and FM trans­mit­ter? No wires? Where do we get them, and when? And are they tougher than the two pairs of sam­bear’s sun­glass­es I tossed into the garbage this week due to bro­ken legs?

“Who­ev­er imag­ines him­self a favorite with God holds oth­ers in contempt.”
–Robert Green Inger­soll, lawyer and ora­tor (1833–1899)

That’s fair­ly obvi­ous by their actions, even when they’re try­ing to talk about “lov­ing the sin­ner.” I’ve nev­er found it very com­pelling as a recruit­ing strategy.

I’m a O70-C69-E27-A6-N76 Big Five!!

Music Per­son­al­i­ty Quiz

I’m 81% freak!!
I don’t real­ly think I agree with this one. It does­n’t have enough data to real­ly make some of its judg­ments. For instance, I’m a bisex­u­al, polyamorous, pagan who has always lived in the Bible Belt, sur­round­ed by my extreme Chris­t­ian Recon­struc­tion­ist fam­i­ly of ori­gin. I don’t have a need to be dif­fer­ent, I just bloody am.

They still regret me learn­ing to read. I know it. That’s what did it, really.

Damned libraries 😉

Check out my Moral­i­ty! 62% lib­er­al, 38% con­ser­v­a­tive — com­pared to 61% lib­er­al, 39% conservative!

Check out my blirtatiousness!
Hmmm — “blirter” (should­n’t it be “blurter”?) seems the wrong term. Out­spo­ken, yes—but I do gen­er­al­ly think over my opin­ions. Often, I’ve already giv­en a fair amount of con­sid­er­a­tion to a top­ic that comes up, so I don’t hes­i­tate to state my opin­ion. That isn’t quite the same as just blurt­ing things out.

I see “blurt­ing” as more like, “Damn, you look like shit!” to a co-work­er. I’d be far more like­ly to say, “How are you feel­ing? You don’t seem as ener­getic as usu­al. Can I help somehow?”

Or, more in the con­text of this quiz, a blurter might say, “Every­body knows that the Kennedys are all sex­u­al deviants,” with­out actu­al­ly “know­ing” any­thing more than what he or she has skimmed from tabloids.

I sup­pose I sim­ply find “blurt” to car­ry a con­no­ta­tion of a lack of thought­ful­ness, con­sid­er­a­tion, and data.

Most of the ques­tions, too, weren’t pre­cise­ly word­ed with respect to one’s love life in par­tic­u­lar. I’ve done a lot of work over the last decade to become more aware of my feel­ings as they come up, and to then express them to my part­ners. I still don’t blurt them out—but I real­ly try to avoid sud­den­ly hit­ting an SO with a core dump that’s been brew­ing for sev­er­al months. I don’t think I brood or blurt, but I don’t real­ly see the two as very good expres­sions of the con­cept, either.

It’s entire­ly pos­si­ble to bring up rela­tion­ship issues in a time­ly man­ner, with con­sid­er­a­tion, with­out just blurt­ing out some­thing unthoughtful.

Brezney for the week:

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In her *San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle* col­umn, Leah Garchik report­ed that a woman shop­ping at a local Safe­way gro­cery store had heard “Blitzkrieg Bop,” a snarling anthem by the Ramones, play­ing over the loud­speak­er. Was it an unfor­tu­nate devel­op­ment that besmirched the integri­ty of the sem­i­nal punk band, or a wel­come sign that what was once raw rebel squawk is infil­trat­ing the main­stream? You’re ready to enter­tain an anal­o­gous ques­tion that per­tains to your own per­son­al quest for authen­tic­i­ty, Scor­pio. Should you com­pro­mise a lit­tle so as to inject your influ­ence into a set­ting where it’s des­per­ate­ly need­ed? Or should you remain aloof and pure, con­tent to affect most­ly just those who already agree with you?

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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