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|Monday, December 31st, 2007|
|Food for Thought
There are many of us in LJ land who lock posts from time to time. Some, like me, lock almost all of their posts. I am making a rare exception today to make a point to all of us here in the ether.
If you lock your posts, perhaps you feel relatively confident that what you say is not going to be food for general consumption, or really is not the business of anyone else. A reasonable, if erroneous, assumption.
Take a look at your friends list. Now follow the link to their profile pages, and see the list of their friends. Now follow those links to THEIR friends pages. Hmmm. Do we see a pattern? You're connected, indirectly, to more people than you know. How do you know that what you say in a private, friends-locked post won't be shared, intentionally or unintentionally, with others whom you don't know or with whom you don't particularly care to share your thoughts?
It is, to a certain extent, like sex. You may only be having relations with one individual, but the minute you copulate with that person, you share every partner you have ever had with him/her and they with you. You have now NOT had sex with one person, but with perhaps 6, 12, 50 or more people. Hmmm.
Is there a moral here? Perhaps it is to remember that NOTHING in LJ, or, indeed, on the internet, is truely private. Things which people have posted in private here have made their way to Peerage discussion lists. Don't post anything you won't have to own up to someday. Current Mood: thoughtful
|Sunday, February 4th, 2007|
|Nordstroms, I do NOT feel the love
I had always heard such good things about the Nordstroms shoe department, and I thought that maybe, JUST MAYBE, they would have what I was looking for. At the very least, I expected courtesy and professionalism. I recieved neither.
When a customer asks for a particular type of shoe, don't say "sure, we have that," and then show them a different type of shoe. When the customer politely says, "No, I asked for type X. This is type Y," do not reply in a snooty manner, "Well, that's what we have." And DON'T walk away.
I am in the process of replacing a shoe wardrobe. I could have dropped a significant amount of change in their department. Instead, I will not be patronizing that store again. I do not feel that love, Nordstroms - and now, neither will you. Current Mood: pissed off
|Friday, May 5th, 2006|
|Actually, I'm a confirmed suburbanite . . . .
You scored 29 out of 40 on urban-rural and 24 out of 40 land intensity.
|People know you as: The Bohemian Gentrifier|
Quote: "That crack house just needed a little paint."
Your score indicates that you are a city-dweller of the old-school. You like a dense, finely grained neighborhood with restaurants, churches and brothels all on the same block. Although you've never spoken to him personally, you know that guy Eddie down the street is a pimp and you're sure to tell your lame suburban friends about him at every opportunity, just to freak them out.
The bad news is that as more and more people like you move into your neighborhood it gradually becomes less cool and more expensive. Enjoy things while you can, because in 5 years you're going to have to move to the next 'hood uptown.
Examples of places you should live: Baltimore, Philadelphia
Secluded Hideaway / Farm or Ranch / Small Town / Little City / Suburb / Streetcar Suburb / Rowhouse 'Hood / Downtown Loft
|My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
||You scored higher than 99% on urban-rural|
||You scored higher than 99% on land intensity|
Farms are fine to visit and great for buying produce, but you wouldn't catch me living on one . . . . Current Mood: mellow
|Monday, May 1st, 2006|
|Saturday, April 29th, 2006|
|Friday, April 28th, 2006|
|Thursday, April 20th, 2006|
|Well, I DID study martial arts for many years . . .
You scored 11 Honor, 2 Justice, 6 Adventure, and 5 Individuality!
|You are a soldier of the night. You rely on no more than your cunning and your repuation to strike fear in the hearts of lord and peasant alike. You've a sense of honor, but one that comes from within, not imposed from outside.|
Black clothes and shuriken for you. You're gonna do just fine.
Current Mood: chipper
|My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
||You scored higher than 95% on Ninjinuity|
||You scored higher than 2% on Knightlyness|
||You scored higher than 44% on Cowboiosity|
||You scored higher than 42% on Piratical Bent|
|7/9 ths (or 77.78%)
Bounce. BOUNCE! bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounceboun
After nearly 6 weeks of waiting, I finally recieved the results from my ARE Site Planning exam.
I had a dream nearly three weeks ago that I had gone online & found my test results (which NCARB is not currently set up to do. Why can't the real world catch up with the technology of my dreams?). It had the two tests I had taken in Februrary, and the word "Fail" next to each of those (which is, unfortunately, correct). It had the previous tests I had taken, their dates, and the fact that I had passed. It also had the date I had taken this test, and the word "Pass" next to it.
I'm glad that the dream turned out to be a good omen :-)
So now I'm an architoad up to my shoulders. Hopefully this summer, my head and brain will follow. Seven down, two left!
uncebounce!!!! Current Mood: bouncy
|Wednesday, April 19th, 2006|
|Happy Birthday - a day late
A Happy belated Birthday shout-out to BekaBeka, who has now joined the ranks of the "over the hill" gang! We may be over the hill, hon, but it's a hell of a ride on the other side ;-) Current Mood: happy
|Tuesday, April 18th, 2006|
|My father would be ashamed . . . oh well!
Current Mood: thoughtful
| You scored as New Democrat. New Democrats emphasize fiscal conservatism, and have a strong preference for the free market. They believe in small-scale programs that provide targetted help to those in need, while working with the business community.|
Old School Democrat
Pro Business Republican
Foreign Policy Hawk
Socially Conservative Republican
What's Your Political Philosophy?
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|Monday, April 17th, 2006|
|Borrowed from martelvonc
Take the Seven Deadly Sins
Perhaps I'm greedier than I thought. I AM a youngest child. However, it's the Wrath that'll get ya, baby (yep - I'm a scrapper). Current Mood: devious
|I'm so confused - NOT!
Current Mood: amused
|You Are 50% Boyish and 50% Girlish|
You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.
Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.
You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.
You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.
|Tuesday, April 11th, 2006|
|Sunday, April 9th, 2006|
|My so-called surreal life
I had never been introduced to anyone by my livejournal "name" before today. It was a bit surreal. However, it makes sense if you only know people by their log on and you don't know them personally. And so the world changes . . . Current Mood: amused
|Friday, April 7th, 2006|
|It fits . . but I really hate the band
Current Mood: amused
|Your Theme Song is Back in Black by AC/DC|
"Back in black, I hit the sack,
I've been too long, I'm glad to be back"
Things sometimes get really crazy for you, and sometimes you have to get away from all the chaos.
But each time you stage your comeback, it's even better than the last!
|Tuesday, April 4th, 2006|
|But I KNOW that . . . .
Current Mood: chipper
|You Belong in Paris|
You enjoy all that life has to offer, and you can appreciate the fine tastes and sites of Paris.
You're the perfect person to wander the streets of Paris aimlessly, enjoying architecture and a crepe.
|Friday, March 24th, 2006|
|Tuesday, March 21st, 2006|
|somehow, it fits . . . .
Current Mood: devious
You Are Trinity
"Touch me and that hand will never touch anything again."