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Nov. 4th, 2005

12:28 pm - Things, and Stuff

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Things to remember today:

-When things are good, be happy. Don't wonder where those good things were months or years ago or when they will end. Just enjoy.

-Missing Dublin does not have to be a crippling experience that makes me regret my decision to do things differently starting when i got there. We're all connected all the time. I can't just walk down Grafton Street for fun, but everyone i care about is only a few digital packets away.

-Letting oneself write crap is truly craptacular. But it's also kinda fun.

-Buy more fuzzy socks.

Unrelated: When did the "My LJ" link appear? It's neat.

Also unrelated: My mom is bugging me for my xmas present list. When i was a kid, this was very easy to accomplish. However, now i have a hard time thinking of what i might want that isn't ludicrously expensive or hard to find. I'm sure my mother would not appreciate a list that went something like: a plane ticket to Dublin, some brand new video game system, several out-of-print/rare/foreign CDs/DVDs, new computer hardware, vintage this-or-that, more bookmaking materials, etc. And of course, asking for Whirled Peas never works.

Final unrelated: As a going-away present when i was leaving Dublin, i got a lovely wooden box that's very neat, but i don't own anything small enough to store in it. I've decided i'm going to make a truly tiny book that fits into it exactly and has a sort of handle on the top so it can be pulled out of the box easily. I'm trying to decide if this should be a Jacob's Ladder or Accordion style book (so that when one pulls it out it will slowly unfold) or if i should just make it a normal sort of journal but miniaturised.

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From:ladygaia
Date:November 4th, 2005 11:44 am (UTC)
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hiiii! yay!

and stuff.

i hate making xmas lists for my family too!


my socks are impossible to match, i have a sock drawr full of socks, but none of them match! i hate socks! although i have cute fuzzy cat/halloween ones.
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From:endon_neu
Date:November 4th, 2005 11:49 am (UTC)
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Meep...they're good things to remember.
Especially about the fuzzy socks. ;p

*hug*
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From:suzy_hendrix
Date:November 4th, 2005 12:08 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad I'm not the only one whose parents still ask for a christmas list. Lately I've been writing things down as I think of them, because my actual list tends to be contrived and filled with things I don't really want but rather just can't afford.

I just have to hope my mom doesn't read the back covers of any of the books I ask for!
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From:killbox
Date:November 4th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
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yep my mom wants a list kept updated Year round.. come to think of it i need to go knock the 2600mag subscription off of it..

It got to be a pain to make sure A list was updated i made a webpage, where i list the items i want, including links to places to get them or info on the items.. and then subscribed her to a page monitoring thingie that checks it nightly and emails her when the list changes..

Trick is i like to be surprised, so i keep populating it with all the little things and some of the big things i want/need.. that way its harder to guess what i got!

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From:ferrousoxide
Date:November 4th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
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Oooh. The magazine talk just reminded me that i want a subscription to Harpers. So that goes on the list for sure.

I wish i was disciplined enough to keep a list year-round. I used to have an Amazon wishlist, but i kept buying the things i could afford and all that's left are ridiculously expensive academic books.
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From:_goodmanbrown_
Date:November 5th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
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You have so many icons!

But look, this is creepy. In my idler moments over the summer, I made a few icons. But I decided I didn't like any of them enough to bother replacing. Behold, in all their glory, the icons I made to represent "art confuses me." One of them says "art confuses me, but I'm still trying." And the other says, "art confuses me, and I give up."


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From:ad_radian
Date:November 6th, 2005 08:33 am (UTC)
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Sweet!
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From:luvcraft
Date:November 8th, 2005 09:20 am (UTC)
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From:endon_neu
Date:November 8th, 2005 10:16 am (UTC)
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Brilliant!
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