They observe and make inquiry. Natural behavior. They expect that etiquette demands responses and to pass must be accompanied by an explanation. So needy and nosey they are. Soliciting self pride, polluting with endless reminiscence—if nothing more then an organizational processing of their own thoughts, experiences and ideas—is nonetheless a predictable gauntlet to be run daily.
Here comes one now. I count the timer in my head as I wait. Offered food. Nice. As I expected, ruthless to the core.
So maybe I reflected too harshly. There is no doubt that I maintain an aura of rejection. My shield is up and not coming down any other way than slowly. It’s impulsive at this point. The reason is clear to me. Truth. I mean, what if the gist of what you hear brings your ears to loathe their attachment to your person? Play is the response. To find a dance in the passage through the mire, to bloom a lotus and rise above. Invoking the persona is the key. Finding the kinesthetic relationship with yourself that creates the action. Play.
Of course I’m analyzing too much into everything. Instead of simply doing and really playing. Be frivolous with who you are!
Tis all play. Performance. Become wrapped in it all. Flow. Enjoy. With ease comes a freeing of the mind.
I've been infected by a memeplex and I'm passing it on ---> Ten facts about yourself then pass this on to ten of your favorite followers :)
1. I am learning how to play the bass guitar. It is the first musical instrument I have ever tried to play without being forced by parents or school. So far I am only playing with 2 strings, and want to get better before graduating to 4 strings.
2. I still buy CDs and would prefer to have a physical copy of all of my music, even though I listen to it most often on digital devices.
3. I generally like the company I work for, but I don’t talk about it on Tumblr because a lot of people really, REALLY dislike my employer. I want my Tumblr to be about music, clever Simpsons quotes, and other fun stuff, but not endless arguments about my employer and how “evil” they are.
4. I used to watch professional wrestling almost religiously, both live and on TV. I have even won free beer for my extensive knowledge of wrestling trivia. However, ever since the Chris Benoit murder / suicide, I just haven’t enjoyed it as much and have switched to UFC.
5. A few years ago I started going to the gym twice a week, and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. My job and hobbies both involve me sitting in front of glowing rectangles for extended periods of time, and I enjoy beer. Going to the gym is usually the only physical activity I get. I will never be a speedo model, but I will also never be out of breath from climbing stairs (anymore).
6. When my wife was my girlfriend we had a regular weekly date night. One one particular night, she asked if it was okay if ordered pizza and played Super Mario brothers instead of going out for dinner. That’s when I knew she was “the one”.
7. I was once hired to be foreign Santa at a Japanese Christmas party. It was one of the most fun jobs I have ever had.
8. I grew up with two great parents that are still happily married. I never appreciated that until I got older.
9. Growing up my sister and I were raised Roman Catholic. In University, my sister decided to become a born again Christian at a local evangelical church. I was the only family member to attend her adult baptism, and in the interest of maintaining peace in the family, will never reveal that fact to my mother.
10. I have been the dungeon master of a reasonably successful Dungeons & Dragons campaign. It was a lot of work to prepare, but a lot of fun to execute. My players called me “Doug Doug” most of the time.
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It’s a bit late, but I’m finally at my computer to do this. (i tend to avoid writing text-heavy stuff when I’m tumblring on my phone, which is almost always). Thanks to hepatosaurusoldsampeabody and dusktreadereats for tagging me :) It’s hard to narrow it down to just 10, and I’m leaving out whole series instead of putting something like, “The entire Vorkosigan saga” because that seems like cheating.
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you.
In no particular order:
10. Sabriel, by Garth Nix
9. Dealing With Dragons, by Patricia C Wrede
8. Reaper Man, by Terry Pratchett
7. The Essential Bordertown, edited by Terri Windling
6. Midnight Robber, by Nalo Hopkinson
5. A Fistful of Sky, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
4. Digger, by Ursula Vernon (I’m cheating a bit, it’s a 6 volume comic, but one complete story)
3. Finder, by Emma Bull
2. Deep Wizardry, by Diane Duane
1. Curse of Chalion, by Lois McMaster Bujold
Yes, I read a lot of fantasy, but it’s where my heart is. And as you can see, I have a soft spot for practical protagonists.
Time to tag 10 people! Apologies if you’ve done this already, my phone is doing this thing where it keeps reloading the dash on me so I’ve been missing a lot of stuff. But I encourage everyone to do this, it’s a lot of fun!
what's this about "Red and blue tribe" it seems like horseshit and i've been seeing it a lot lately
really bad framework for political analysis, started on
slatestarcodex (which is an extension of the lesswrong memeplex) and
became pretty much an article of faith for lesswrongers. basically can
be summed up as “people can be split into the categories of
Blue Tribe: Whole Foods Shopping Cosmopolitan Upper-Class Democrats
Red Tribe: Nascar Loving Churchgoing Rural Working-Class Republicans
Grey Tribe: Techno-Libertarians
you can read the post where the whole concept kind of originated here: [LINK]
note the narrative seems to favor the grey tribe pretty heavily, and
also seems to not be particularly rooted in reality. for instance,
Coca-Cola and watching TV are listed as being “Red Tribe” coded (???)
and really the whole thing is just based on a mix of broad stereotypes
You might have noticed this little black pug in your social feeds yesterday. It was submitted to Reddit by user All8Inches on June 6, and within 24 hours, the crazy-faced pup had blown up as a fully-accredited Internet meme: “Berks Dog.”