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Friends Only [Mar. 28th, 2017|01:06 pm]
laura
Now that LJ has finally introduced their mass-edit tool, I've made the journal friends-only. I will probably still forget to post privately on a consistent basis, but I will also likely remember to fix it again. So you may or may not be able to see examples of my BRILLIANT WRITING and PROFOUND INSIGHTS at the present moment (okay, yes, it will mostly be inanity and personal silliness, but you get the idea). Obviously, you should comment, justify your existence, prove yourself to be someone I should trust not to fire me, sue me, or otherwise bum out my life, and then I can add you and you can add me and it will be SUPER LJ FUN TIME!

Things you might consider including in your comment: A book, movie, or piece of music that you can speak passionately about, a funny story from your past, dirt about a friend we have in common, or a random piece of interesting trivia and what made you think of that tidbit.

Good? Good!

Good.
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[User Picture]From: martinivixen
2007-03-28 06:07 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-03-28 09:39 pm (UTC)
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?
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[User Picture]From: muffinsicon
2007-03-28 06:40 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-03-28 09:42 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: roseandsigil
2007-03-28 07:10 pm (UTC)
Yesterday I was missing you. You should come to Carnival.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-03-28 09:43 pm (UTC)
Okay, because you asked, I will. When shall we hang out? Who's having parties/lunches/midway shifts?
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[User Picture]From: talldean
2007-03-28 07:55 pm (UTC)
You know that I know that your know that they know that we know what we know that they know together.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-03-28 09:46 pm (UTC)
Girls who are boys
Who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like they're girls
Who do girls like they're boys

[mashup]

Come Together, Right Now
Over Me
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[User Picture]From: etotheipi
2007-03-28 09:48 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-03-28 10:55 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: yannaboo
2007-03-28 09:56 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-03-28 11:00 pm (UTC)
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.)
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From: tincow
2007-03-28 10:42 pm (UTC)
"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.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-03-28 11:02 pm (UTC)
Seriously?

*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.
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[User Picture]From: duckmonster
2007-03-29 01:34 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-03-29 02:40 pm (UTC)
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!
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[User Picture]From: kenoubi
2007-03-29 01:46 am (UTC)
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.)
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-03-29 02:42 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: sui66iy
2007-03-29 02:57 am (UTC)
If OTTERS HOLDING HANDS doesn't justify my existence, I don't know what will.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-03-29 02:46 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: datavortex
2007-03-29 04:23 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-03-29 02:47 pm (UTC)
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?
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[User Picture]From: jge
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.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-03-29 08:04 pm (UTC)
Aww, Fwiffo... Where have you been hiding lately?
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[User Picture]From: maneman
2007-03-31 06:49 am (UTC)
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. :)
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[User Picture]From: talldean
2007-04-29 07:04 pm (UTC)
Browsing the above comments, I'd like to add that Gaius looks best... with a penis stuck in his ear.
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[User Picture]From: zyxwvut
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.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
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. :)
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[User Picture]From: little__one
2007-07-12 01:03 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-07-16 08:03 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: ndkid
2007-07-20 03:12 pm (UTC)
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. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2007-07-22 01:48 am (UTC)
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!
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[User Picture]From: rainyday22
2007-08-09 02:10 pm (UTC)

Hello Hello

Hey it's Claire.. I want to be friendedddd :-) see you soon ::hugs::
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[User Picture]From: mellowcupcake
2007-10-06 04:28 am (UTC)
O hai. Someone said you were looking for me tonight. Also I should totally friend you.

Says Dominic.

Funny story? Oh god what was I thinking? <-- That's a good story.
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[User Picture]From: dreckofinfinity
2008-03-14 10:32 pm (UTC)
Can I be your friend? I think I might have been purged in the recent past. This is jim.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2008-03-15 11:31 pm (UTC)
Yes.
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[User Picture]From: danaseilhan
2008-04-21 07:23 am (UTC)
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. :)
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2008-04-23 01:37 am (UTC)
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*
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[User Picture]From: renwick
2008-05-01 10:39 pm (UTC)
Hi I saw you on OKcupid. You said you didn't check that site so I figured I'd say "Hi" here.
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[User Picture]From: theadana
2008-05-08 10:25 pm (UTC)
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.
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