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outside of the LJ norm

I was perusing my friends list's journals and other random journals today, and it struck me again how differently I approach my LJ than most people. I mean, i knew from the very beginning that my journal was going to be less event oriented vs. thought oriented, but i also thought that i would find at least *some* journals that would take a similar approach. But so far, i'm not sure if i've found any other than my brother's or scorppoett's.

I hope it doesn't sound like a criticism - It's not meant to be. It's just an observation i point it out because I think it explains why i don't easily add people to my friends list. It's difficult for me to care about the day-to-day stuff about people i don't know anything about or have no connection to. It's not that i *don't* care about that stuff. I like hearing about the daily lives of the people on my friends list and other journals that i haven't put on my friends list but i read on a semi-regular basis. But it's not how i first get to know someone.

There's a way that I can translate this out of LJ into the my real life, but it's not exactly analagous and trying to find the subtle differences isn't a high priority for me right now. I think i'm going to play some DDR to work off the crappy food i ate today. Wednesday is free pool day/half off apetitzers at the Highlands, and Mel and I went to shoot in between our work shifts. Fried food. Yummy, but a bit nauseating in mass quantity. Might eat a plate of lettuce later to try to get at least some veggies in my system today.

There. There's a "daily-life" entry. At least a segment.

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ex_scorppoe
Jul. 3rd, 2003 06:37 am (UTC)
brainless in the am
Wait, does that mean I made the cut? ;)

Random thought: I've been hearing about DDR for, oh what must be close to forever now, but secretely never reallly knew what it was. (Yeah, I'm behind the times). So I was out the other night and lo and behold, it was there. And I was just totally enthralled by it. But how can people process the information that quick? Damn, I was so impressed.
lifeofmendel
Jul. 3rd, 2003 09:36 am (UTC)
DDR
practice, learning the vocabulary. I have this running idea for a paper about the analogies between DDR, language, and music. It's all pattern recognition. after a while you don't read one arrow at a time in the same way that you don't have to read indidivdual letters of a word in order to process its meaning.

that's not the best explanation i've come up with on the spot. i'm brain dead in the AM too.
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