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October 17th, 2004

(no subject) @ 05:52 am

Current Mood: awake awake
Current Music: Rammsetein/Spice Girls - Du Hast Mein Lover

I snuck into bed around 6:30 for a nap, and woke up at 1:30. Oops. My sleep schedule continues to be whacked. I was going to post about the wacky squid-alien dream, or how I'm normal from 20000 feet, but the words aren't coming out right now. Bother. Maybe tomorrow.

In the meantime, here's one of my favorite sonnets:

Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
 
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From:unixronin
Date:October 17th, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC)
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Now Playing: Rammstein/Spice Girls - Du Hast Mein Lover



AAAAAAUUUUUUUGHHH!!!!!!

Must ... purge ... image ... from ... brain .....
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From:moof
Date:October 17th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
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You know you want the mp3...
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From:vvvexation
Date:October 17th, 2004 09:21 pm (UTC)
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I know I do.
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From:moof
Date:October 17th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
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From:inoah
Date:October 17th, 2004 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Your sleeping "patterns" are starting to resemble mine.

From 20000 feet, I'd say you look pretty typical.
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From:moof
Date:October 17th, 2004 07:15 pm (UTC)
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From 20000 feet, I'd say you look pretty typical.
That's the point of what I've yet to write: in some ways, I'd prefer there be more due warning that I don't behave quite normally. I think that the Uncanny Valley reflex kicks in a lot when it becomes apparent that I'm "mostly" normal, but very different in some subtler ways - and thus, I'm ultra-creepy sometimes.
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From:inoah
Date:October 17th, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC)
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Some people also discover that the creep factor is not a big deal. A lot of it is just fear of the unknown. But no matter what you do, you're going to creep some people out.

There's something to be said for not steamrolling over people with what you think are your idiosyncracies. When people do that (and I think exhibitionists in particular frequently do this online), that appears to be all they are about, and that makes them appear a more shallow, and thus less interesting, person. Maybe that's just me, though.

Or is that not what you meant?
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From:moof
Date:October 17th, 2004 10:08 pm (UTC)
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The thrust is that those idiosyncracies tend to pop up at very unexpected times for people, usually when they're off-guard with me. It's not that I want them to be on-guard; I'd rather that they know and expect I may act differently - and thus when I hit something that may hit the oogie button, they don't flinch and withdraw (and in consequence, make me freak out) but instead see it for what it is.
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From:etoilenoir959
Date:October 18th, 2004 06:56 am (UTC)
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Oof. Seven-hour naps aren't so great when you're trying to set a sleeping pattern...
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From:jenicided
Date:October 19th, 2004 04:48 am (UTC)
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Okay, I'm thinking this Thursday... where we gonna m/eat?
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From:moof
Date:October 19th, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC)
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Thursday would work well; I figure I can lure you down here, since I'm less than a mile away from the Tower Records. Want to come on over to casa de moof?
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From:jenicided
Date:October 19th, 2004 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Dur-tay...

Or we could meet at Tower.. say, there is a Marie Callendar's over there... Mmm.. Marie.

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From:moof
Date:October 19th, 2004 04:13 pm (UTC)
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I've never been to a Marie Callender's, but I'm game. (It's right by the Tower, it looks like?)
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From:jenicided
Date:October 19th, 2004 04:18 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, it's not too far. The only other places I know over there are Chili's and Denny's.

One stipulation------I gotta be home in time to watch The Apprentice!
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From:moof
Date:October 19th, 2004 06:20 pm (UTC)
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OK - what time, then? (I don't know when The Apprentice is on.) I can make it there somewhere around 6:30 (or earlier, I suppose.)
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From:jenicided
Date:October 19th, 2004 07:28 pm (UTC)
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That'll work.. I gotta be home around 8-8:30ish. How about we meet at Tower around 6:30?
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From:moof
Date:October 20th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)
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That sounds like a plan!

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