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If you would like to listen to silence while you hold, press 1. If you would like to listen to music without interruptions, press 2. If you would like to listen to quiet information about the organization you're calling, press 3.


Nov. 13th, 2010 05:47 pm
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I only have 13 messages in my inbox! Down from over 100. These are mostly the ones I need to do something about, though.

Still I feel accomplished and just wanted to tell someone.


Dec. 28th, 2008 12:50 pm
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I was looking at the list of tags I've used in this journal, and it is very clear that this is a journal about writing and books. If it is anything, that is. I haven't been putting anything here very often. But I think I'm going to go through and clean out things I started writing over the last few months (or possibly more) and put them here, so there may be content here for a while to start off the new year.
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1. I started taking a Tai Chi class a couple of weeks ago, and I love it. I don't know why, we've hardly done anything, but there's just something very satisfying -- very poised and balanced and unrushed -- about it.

2. The problem with editing the boot loader config file on your computer is that once you've done that, you have to reboot to see if the changes worked. (Or at least, I do, because I don't know any other way to test it.) That's fine once, but after that, if it didn't work, it starts seeming not worth it.
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In 2006 I read 108 books. In 2007 I read 107 books. If I'd realized, I would have finished something else by the end of the year, to make them come out the same. (I have a bunch of non-fiction books in a state of almost done -- part of the reason it looks like I rarely read non-fiction books is because I often abandon them half finished, and don't even remember to put them on the list as half finished. There's no plot pulling me along in non-fiction. ... The rest of the reason is that I read non-fiction very slowly.)

(ETA (Dec 2008): I think I forgot to put down one of the books I read in 2007, though I'm not sure, I may have read it in early 2008. It's the second volume of A History of Britain, and I know I read it last year around Christmas time. But since it was left out, I put it on the 2007 list, that being much easier than renumbering the 2008 list, thus making this entry into gibberish. Ah well, it's not as if any one else was likely to notice.)

And while I'm making random comments, here's another: I was reading a collection of the letters of Virgina Woolf (and, making connections, that's an example of a non-fiction book I'm pretty unlikely to finish, though I do enjoy the style), and it struck me how very different an art letter writing is from writing journal entries. Because letter writing is about writing to one specific person, and public journaling...generally isn't.

That's why even though I'm happy with the couple of journal roleplaying games I'm in at the moment, I still really want to play a letter game. Someday, I'll get that to work with someone.
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The one thing I always miss when I'm using AIM? I want to set an @doing, and there's nowhere to do it. I also want to be able to see other people's @doings.

Err, for those who don't know MUSHes, an @doing was (is) about 30 characters that showed up next to your name on the list of people connected to the MUSH. You could set your @doing to whatever you wanted. I used to have a list of things (phrases, quotes) that I thought were cool that I cycled through randomly, which I'm sure defeats the point, but it amused me at the time.
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Someone I used to roleplay with is going to be attending Viable Paradise this year. I guess now I know why I'm still on the VP mailing list -- to find out these sorts of things. It made me smile, seeing that about someone I sort of knew a while back. I was in that particular game at the same time I went to VP, actually.

And that game was a very good game, in memory at least. If I could find another like it I'd go back to roleplaying again like a shot. I miss online roleplaying...but not enough to put up with the disadvantages (the past couple of games haven't really worked out). But some people at work are starting a tabletop game that I'm going to be in; it sounds like it's going to be an interesting game -- lots of thought being put into characterization, plot, and theme -- so that may suffice.


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