I like friends!!
My favorite snack lately is Glenny's Soy Crisps
. Especially the Cheddar and Apple Cinnamon ones. The apple cinnamon are even shaped like little hearts! they are so delicious. mmmm <drool>
I can't remember the last book I read that I felt something passionate about. I have a severe lack of time for fun reading, and "Religion in Contemporary Japan" isn't exactly something that instills passion. The class its for has been very interesting and has brought me many thoughts and questions about my own spirituality and feelings about life.
I've had those Soy Crisps, but the savory (cheesy/salty) flavors rather than the sweet. I remember liking them. I like friends, too. I wish I had more time to come to Pittsburgh and hang out with friends like you!
What's one question that class has made you ponder?
I am glad to be your friend. =)
And I don't know why, but since middle school, the one book series that really did it for me was A Wrinkle in Time and its first two sequels. Funny stories from my past and gossip are best told in person...but I thought of this tidbit because you asked.
Dude, I love those books. I think they expanded my little kid mind, and I'm not sure that I can name other works that had a similar effect. The 1812 overture, maybe. Sophie's World and Godel, Escher, Bach, got me in similar ways as a young adult.
I think it was all about travelling through a certain kind of space, or the idea that inner space and outer space were connected more thoroughly than I realized.
I'm glad to be your friend, too. Being around you makes me feel very happy.
Yesterday I was missing you. You should come to Carnival.
Okay, because you asked, I will. When shall we hang out? Who's having parties/lunches/midway shifts?
You know that I know that your know that they know that we know what we know that they know together.
Girls who are boys
Who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like they're girls
Who do girls like they're boys
Come Together, Right Now
I barely know you, and I don't know if you remember me, but we talked a little bit at the CTFWS party in the fall, and you took a picture of me with your phone and entered my number. Also, your manila book is still my favorite officer report I remember.
Then you shall continue to receive my brilliance! J00 are friended.
Man, I kept my manila book for a long time... but I think it was eventually lost in the one of the Great Cross-Country Moves. I wonder what other junk I still have laying around in various basements in PA.
ooh, I exist! And I love seeing your creativity shine through your writing.
One book I always read over again is John Irving's Hotel New Hampshire. It's also a movie, with Jodie Foster and Beau Bridges and the Quaker Oats dude...oh, and a young Seth Green and the redheaded guy from Fame and ER.
The story is pretty screwed up, but it makes you think a lot about human existence and interpersonal relationships, and leaves you with the takehome message "sorrow floats".
Other than that, I enjoy anything by Mister Rogers. How anyone can be that nice and loving and accepting and speak for children in all sorts of situations is beyond me, but I sure appreciate it.
I've heard that "sorrow floats" thing before. Maybe I should check it out. I generally like to avoid movies with people and feelings, but I could make an exception.
I'm not sure Mister Rogers was technically human. By the time you embody that much patience and compassion, you're probably a new species.
(I don't know why I originally wrote "hope" instead of sorrow, but the thought of emotions floating around together on the surface of a placid lake makes for a nice mental image.)
"random piece of interesting trivia"
I guess that's my cue. In the mid 1700s, a complex series of events led to a diplomatic deal between Spain and England that allowed Spain to board and inspect English ships in Spanish territory. During one such inspection, the Spaniards got a bit feisty and cut off the ear of a man named Jenkins, who was the captain of the ship being inspected. Jenkins saved the ear, pickled it in a jar, and took it to London where he displayed it to Parliament. They became so incensed over the incident that Britain declared war on Spain and the fought for the next 10 years. The war has forever been known as The War of Jenkins' Ear.
What made me think of this? Nothing. This is the random shit that goes through my head.
*sigh* History invariably makes me feel good about living now, as bad as now may be. Also, you should come in and give a guest lecture to my first graders about an interesting piece of American history.
Must we all justify our existence? Even those you know that you know?
I could tell you those things you ask for, but I prefer to talk in person. We should get together.
We should. And with drinks. And near a Metro. Maybe after I get back from FLORIDA (gone next week). You still need to initiate me into the world of geocaching!
Generic, not-trying-to-change-your-mind-but-feel-I-should-say-something registration of disapproval. (Can expand if you want. Feel free to delete this comment.)
I know, I know. You can chide me about it when you're here. In fact, you can prepare a whole list of things to argue about. We can have some inebriated Lincoln-Douglas debate ACTION. It will rock.
I saw that yesterday and definitely suffered a-"cute" coronary essplosion. You know sea otters are actually my FAVORITE animal, ever, right? They make me want to be reincarnated as one so I can eat, sleep, play, and USE TOOLS (and now, HOLD HANDS) all while being in the OCEAN.
I love sea otters so damn much it's silly.
Hello, please keep me on your filters. :) I enjoy reading you even if I am never around to talk. I promise I'm still 100% impossible to offend.
You're not going anywhere, you sweet thang. Also, where are you living now? SF? I know you're somewhere out in Cali-Land, but where?
2007-03-29 07:52 pm (UTC)
Fwiffo likes LJ, even though Fwiffo doesn't post often. Fwiffo especially likes reading your wonderful stories, please let that continue.
Aww, Fwiffo... Where have you been hiding lately?
Greetings from Central Ohio. This is Parker and, by the holy Gump, I swear that you can trust me to neither fire you nor sue you, nor shall I bum you out.
I am a huge gamer nerd, and am very passionate about science fiction and fantasy realms. I realize this will not get me terribly many dates, but I figure that is okay.
I hope that you're well, and I look forward to reading. :)
Browsing the above comments, I'd like to add that Gaius looks best... with a penis stuck in his ear.
2007-07-09 10:27 pm (UTC)
"prove yourself to be someone I should trust"
I can be trusted to bring pad thai without mushrooms or onions. %-} I am expecting that you'll be able to figure me out, between that and my userpic here. Let me know if you need any more.
Sorry to have not gotten to say goodbye...
Bonus hint: I live in Berzerkeley, CA. And I never got to finish telling you why you might want to live nearby, and that our little tremors are no big deal. (Mostly, they result in people running to their web browsers to see whether USGS.gov has gotten the numbers online yet.)Z
P.S.: Oh! You list aikido
as an interest! And you know aberrantvirtue
(who seems to know everybody
, sometimes)! Huh.
2007-07-09 10:54 pm (UTC)
Re: "prove yourself to be someone I should trust"
Added. Sorry to have missed saying goodbye, too. It was fun talking to you, and that Pad Thai was a lifesaver.
I was taking Aikido at a beautiful school in DC. Now I need to figure out a new plan for that, because I really want to keep training.
I think the earthquakes will be okay, but my current transcontinental plans have been put on hold. Someday I really would like to live in the city by the bay, though.
As for Rowan, she had been dating one of my good friends, Adam, who is also a Pittsburgh/CMU ex-patriate. Their house was the one that I stayed at while I was visiting SF in December.
Anyway, thanks for looking me up. You're on the friends list now, and you get to read all my crazy!
See you around. :)
I knew you once upon a time.
Well, only in the very superficial sense. I don't think we ever really got to know each other outside of the world of gaming and pretend.
Regardless, I'm curious about you and what you're up to and that sort of thing. Because I'm nosey like that.
So it took me until now to figure out where exactly I knew you from, but I finally did! Lower Than Angels! Of course! *face palm*
What's even more ironic is that I was there, at Origins, working the Looney Labs booth in the exhibitor's hall nonstop, and hanging around the Big Experiment at night. We were probably just a short distance away from each other at least once, without even realizing it. Funny stuff.
It strikes me that I didn't tell you that it was nice chatting with you that last night of Origins this year, before you ended up returning to your post as Andy-groupie and disappearing. ;-)
Yeah, it was nice chatting with you, too. I'm thinking about helping out at DragonCon and definitely the ZombieCon in Pittsburgh. I'll add you, and you can let me know as the dates get closer if you'll be at either of those events. It would be cool to see you again!
Hey it's Claire.. I want to be friendedddd :-) see you soon ::hugs::
O hai. Someone said you were looking for me tonight. Also I should totally friend you.
Funny story? Oh god what was I thinking? <-- That's a good story.
Can I be your friend? I think I might have been purged in the recent past. This is jim.
OK, I'm not asking to be added, I was just following friendslinks through LJ and found you... and freaked out, because my first name is *points at it* and my daughter's name is Althea and we call her Thea, so, WEEEEIRD. :P
sorry for the babble, I need to go to bed. Just thought I'd mention. :)
That's pretty funny! My best friend and I picked out "code names" for passing notes in high school. We were also taking Latin at the time, so I settled on this as a cobbled together "Feminine God Danan" from the goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann, not realizing that HER name was spelled Danu. But it's unique and not taken in most places, so, yay! Thanks for the comment... and also, Althea is an awesome name for a little girl. *files that one away for future consideration*
Hi I saw you on OKcupid. You said you didn't check that site so I figured I'd say "Hi" here.
Your book sounds interesting. Your profile quotes are interesting. Hmm. Okay. You live in the Netherlands... or Ohio? Do we have any connections?
Let's be friends, and find out.