It sorta occurred to me that while I don't post much, some of what I post on may or may not be of interest to the people that have me on their Friends page.  So, I'm going to start creating a few filters.  Specifically, since my cricket match reports can get kinda long, I think I'm going to create a separate filter for them.  So, if you ARE interested in my cricket reports and comments, drop me a note saying so (this is a paid account, so you can use the obvious livejournal.com address) and I'll add you to the "Cricket" filter.

Memage

Jan. 11th, 2005 04:53 am
If you didn't start a Live Journal for the sole purpose of being an attention whore and having everyone pity you because of your sob stories, put this in your LJ.
There's a meme going around about how you should post a certain sentence in your LJ if you meet a certain criterion.  That criterion has to do with 'friendship' and specifically, 'close' friendship.  That leads me to a different question: How do you define 'friend', and how do you define 'close friend'? By observing those around me, I've concluded that what I have aren't 'friends' much less 'close friends'; they're 'acquaintances' with whom I have relationships (which may be more or less extensive) - but rarely do those relationships run beyond one or two common interests. And I have my suspicions as to why I'm that way - but that's another post for another time.  Suffice it for now to say that my emotional mechanisms are broken, probably irreparably, and leave it at that.

So, what in your view constitutes friendship, and/or close friendship?
For the past couple of weeks, I've been going twice a week to physical therapy for some minor back problems; I managed to do something that my body wasn't designed to do, and it protested a little too long.  That's neither here nor there; the prescription - plus a little bit of 'hey, when the body feels wrong, it's trying to tell you something' consciousness, and I'm OK now.

Part of the PT was ultrasonic massage.  Which involved siting the 'electrodes', placing a warm, moist towel over them, and then putting a gel-pad  on top of that.  The gel-pad was fairly dense, and meant that there was noticeable weight on my back.  The whole process was quite pleasant, and I seem to be in good shape now.

But that gel-pad got me thinking: When I'm lying in bed - asleep or not - I'll opt for keeping the temperature lower than normal and adding additional layers of blanket, in preference to keeping the temperature at a comfortable level and using only a light blanket or a topsheet.  A brief bit of chat on #C suggests that other people opt for the extra layers - and their weight - as well.

I'm curious, and would appreciate your thoughts: Why?  Is this some sort of hindbrain response, buried so deep in our history that there's no real hope of figuring out why, or can people put a reason to why they like the extra weight?  Or is it as overwhelmingly popular as I think it is, at all?  If you don't feel this way, I'd like to hear that, as well, and why not.  And feel free to spread the question around; it's a public entry.

Mapmeme

Oct. 9th, 2004 08:20 am
Added a friend to my list today; went browsing his journal, and found this...

I'm trying to get all my Livejournal friends' locations plotted on a map - please add your location starting with this form.
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(Then get your friends to!)

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