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Jan. 12th, 2004

08:24 pm - The state of me

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So I don't end up making several posts...

I'm still lonely here. I don't make friends quickly or easily. I'm picky. I feel that has generally served me well, but makes things harder right now.

On Friday, I did go out with someone I'd previously met and some of her friends. I didn't warm up to them very quickly, and their attempts to get me to be more talkative were met with me largely saying "But, I want to be quiet right now.".

In fact, I only really liked one of her friends. He was really bright and articulate. It helped that he actually listened all the way through my explanation of CAKE instead of just dropping out as I was in the middle of the explanation and talking to someone else. But I actually liked him before that. :-)

She ended up being very cuddly with one of her male friends on the floor. It bothered me because it was something I miss a lot, but don't know how to find. Everybody largely ignored them. :-)

Today, I have those tickets to that one club I can't go to because I don't have a uniform. And despite my rant about it yesterday, it would be nice to meet some of the people who show up to it.

Oh, well. I'm going to sit here now, and get some more CAKE work done. Even though it wasn't accepted for CodeCon this year, I still want to get it to the level of functionality I wanted for my presentation there by the time I would've presented it.


Current Mood: [mood icon] lonely
Current Music: Prime Audio Soup - Meat Beat Manifesto (The Matrix)

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From:elynne
Date:January 12th, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Hm... should make arrangements to meet up with you sometime, ja? :] I live in the University district, where we have all kinds of wonderful food, many interesting shops, and a couple of museums, all within walking distance. I can't guarantee that my eyes won't glaze over if you talk about coding, though. ;D
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From:omnifarious
Date:January 12th, 2004 08:40 pm (UTC)
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There are other topics on which I'll converse. :-)

And, when I explain the projects I'm working on, I actually am often pretty good at finding a way to frame it in terms someone else can understand.

I'd actually really like meeting you. You seem like you'd be quite amusing to be around, and would probably spark one of my silly, voluble moods. :-) Either that, or I'd just make the occasional quiet dry jokes as you talked lots. :-)

I've wanted to meet jadine and sparklewench for awhile too, but I think they're feeling cautious about me. Also, sparklewench is in the middle of an emotionally abusive relationship that she doesn't know to, and doesn't know how to pull herself out of. :-(

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From:rosencrantz319
Date:January 12th, 2004 08:51 pm (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:January 12th, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC)

Re: "and a couple of museums,"

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Right side. The left side is already works so much it's a wonder there's not a noticeable difference in temperature between the left side and right side of my head. :-)

Yes, I've had fun going with you to places like that, even if it's not someplace I would ever have gone on my own. :-)

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From:elynne
Date:January 13th, 2004 08:32 am (UTC)

Re: "and a couple of museums,"

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Actually, one of the museums I was thinking of is a natural sciences museum... ;D but that's just 'cause I'm a sucker for dinosaurs.
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From:omnifarious
Date:January 12th, 2004 09:49 pm (UTC)

Holy friends list Batman!

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You know, you and I have large numbers of people who we both know. For example, envoy is friends with practically everybody I know (and has slept with half of them) in Minneapolis. And noveldevice is someone I know from IRC, and she's an excellent friend.

You are someone it was inevitable that I'd run into here. :-)

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From:elynne
Date:January 13th, 2004 08:31 am (UTC)

Re: Holy friends list Batman!

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Most of the folks on my friends list, I don't actually know in person - I've never met envoy or noveldevice. I just have a ridiculously huge friends list. ;] But, yes - it's a small, small world! I'm generally good for weekends (and, oddly enough, weekday afternoons but not evenings other than Friday), but I'm chronically short on cash (as in, usually broke). :P But I have a Calendar! so odds are that if something is arranged in advance, if I put it on the Magical Calendar Thingy, I actually won't forget about it. ;) Email me, dracolemur at yahoo dot com, if you'd like to work something out.
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From:xhasanx
Date:January 12th, 2004 08:40 pm (UTC)
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I read your post yesterday about costumes. That sounds ridiculous to me, too. What kinds of things are you into, when it comes to nightlife/going out, etc? As in, what type of "scene" do you typically feel most comfortable in?
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From:omnifarious
Date:January 12th, 2004 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I usually go out and do things with friends, if I go out. I like quiet places with lots of interaction encouraged. Some coffee shops around here seem like really nice places for that reason, though people typically leave them at around 21:00 to go to clubs.

When in clubs, I usually sit quietly in a corner and watch people. I find that pretty interesting, but it's not very condusive to interaction. It's just that I like long, detailed conversations about things, and it's so hard to have those in clubs.

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From:omnifarious
Date:January 12th, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC)
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The thing is, a large percentage of my friends in Minneapolis would love going to a club like that. :-)

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From:xhasanx
Date:January 12th, 2004 09:17 pm (UTC)

seattle.citysearch.com works well too.

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I know what you mean. Some clubs can also just be filled with a lot of very annoyingly loud people with outrageous behavior. Yes but what's probably more important is would YOU like to go to clubs like that? I suppose I am trying to offer some help in reccommendations of spots to try out. Granted I have only recently turned 21, I think I have a pretty good idea of the nightlife in the Seattle area. Or atleast some suggestions :)
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From:omnifarious
Date:January 12th, 2004 09:43 pm (UTC)

Re: seattle.citysearch.com works well too.

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*grin* Are there any quiet, comfortable places with music at a decent level where someone won't think you're weird for having a mind that randomly jumps to Monty Python quotes at strange times?

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From:xhasanx
Date:January 12th, 2004 10:00 pm (UTC)

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... or perhaps a place to just all of a sudden do SILLY WALKS!?

Oh, how I love Monty Python.

I for one always really enjoyed the little internet cafes in Seattle, especially the independently owned ones. Some of them in the Ravenna/U district area are open quite late. Also, there are a number of different bars/nightlife in Pioneer Square. Have you been down there at all? There's quite a mix and variety when it comes to what they offer. Everything from the crazed techno clubs to more laid back jazz bars. You might want to give it a try.
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From:omnifarious
Date:January 12th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I was hoping to find some sheep nesting places. :-)

I explored down around Pioneer Square a bit on Sunday. It seemed interesting, but I could tell that Sunday was not the best day on which to have done that.

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From:xhasanx
Date:January 13th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)
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Hahahaha!

Yeah, I don't know if Sunday was the best day. But did it seem like a place you'd be interested in stopping by again?
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From:omnifarious
Date:January 13th, 2004 10:28 am (UTC)
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Interesting is my code word for "Bears at least another look.". :-) Things in my world fall into two broad categories: interesting and uninteresting. Interesting things are further divided into sub-categories. But if something has made it into the uninteresting category, I usually don't even bother thinking about it. :-)

Sadly, things like washing clothes, cleaning house, and paying bills usually fall into the uninteresting category. This means I need them to happen automatically, or have a system of reminders that rudely impinge upon my consciousness, or they don't happen. Clothes are easy. The reminder is not having any. :-)

Anyway, more insight than I think you wanted into the rather simple workings of the omnifarious mind. :-)

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From:xhasanx
Date:January 13th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
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WHat an INTERESTING response. That's quite a system you have there, with the system of reminders. I suppose youre right, unless you were to ignore the reminders and head to work with no pants on.
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From:omnifarious
Date:January 13th, 2004 10:41 am (UTC)
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*laugh*

See, if I were ever to become a nudist, and excise the social inhibitions I have about appearing nude in public, I'd have to worry about that. As it is, those inhibitions remind me to put on clothes. :-)

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From:xhasanx
Date:January 13th, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
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Ha! Those are exactly my thoughts, too.
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