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So What Do You Want Me To Blog About?|
I find myself in an odd quandary; I have a couple of blog posts I’d like to write, but they’re large subjects that would take too much time in a work-heavy week. So you know, time to see if there’s anything you’d like to see my take on, or any followup questions you think I should handle. (Not that I haven’t followed up on questions before.)
I’m open to all topics. If anything, you’ll at least get an interesting comment reply.
If that fails to appeal, well, here, have me in the stylish outfit I was sporting yesterday:
Cross-posted from Ferrett's Real Blog.
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|Date:||March 7th, 2012 02:08 pm (UTC)|| |
More bees please? :-)
Did you get the new Stephen King book for Christmas and if so what did you think of it?
I did, and read it that week. I meant to blog about it, but it escaped me. As many things do.
Short version: best Stephen King book in years because he doesn't fuck the ending. The ending's a little obvious (and the OMG WORLD ENDING was way too overwrought for me), but the sensation of time slipping by as he's trying to be zealous and yet getting caught up in this world (like you do) was marvelous. (And the twist near the end, when you realize why he might not have all of his facts at hand, was great.)
The weakest part was Lee Harvey Oswald. You kind of had to have him, but whenever he was in Dallas, the story wobbled like a loose tire.
I nominated it for the Nebulas, probably will for the Hugos.
I don't know, but I have those pajama pants! Yay Yoshi!
I thought it was Grinch pants, and now that Yoshi has been suggested I can't tell.
I've got no non-large subjects to suggest, but, from top to bottom:
stylish, stylish, stylish . . . pajama party!
Topic - Why is Wren so hot?
I expect visual aids and the use of allegory.
And by "allegory," you mean "my penis."
|Date:||March 7th, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)|| |
Are you familiar with Order of the Stick, and if so, what's your take on the latest twists of the plot/what do you think the hole V fell into leads to?
I LOVE Order of the Stick, and glad the Kickstarter has spurred Rich to update more often.
I try not to anticipate his plot twists. It's better that way. That said, the recent fuckery thanks to V's familicide spell was magnificent, and I can't wait for the rest of the Order to find out.
The plot's been flagging at times as Rich meanders. But his characterization is still top-notch, and I adore it all.
How did the bees whether the winter
If someone were possibly moving to your pat o Ohio what might they need to about mundane things such as housing prices, cost of living, demographic and such?
Oh, all right, I posted more bees. For you.
That would make a boring blog post, but if someone was moving they could ask me. I'm emailable.
Whoa. I've never seen Angel Batista without his hat before.
|Date:||March 7th, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)|| |
The funniest thing was my husband and I were watching tv, and my husband was like "Dude, that guy looks like Ferrett" and I said "Nah, the guy from Dexter looks like Ferrett" (we don't watch Dexter, but I've heard it enough to know it's true.) So we keep watching and then like ten minutes later we look it up on line and damned if it IS the guy from Dexter. (This was on Person of Interest, just some random guest star.)
Recent discussion on the "don't ask, don't tell" rule in poly has led to myself and a couple other people going "you know, that just seems like a bad idea." Your thoughts?
Which rule is that? Can you clarify?
How to navigate the psychodrama of one's 20s!
I'm really struggling with that now -- not because of, well, let's call it self-generated psychodrama*, but because I keep getting sucked in to friends-generated psychodrama. I'm loathe to talk about specifics in public, because, well, recipe for possible psychodrama (not that anyone involved follows me on LJ, or even knows I HAVE an LJ).
However, I keep finding myself trying to walk away from situations -- declaring that I've washed my hands of them, "I'm done, if zie wants to keep getting hirself in this kind of trouble, openly ignoring others telling hir how to deal with it, and repeatedly instigating situations of the exact. same. sort. then... I'll just let hir deal with the problem ON HIR OWN" -- and then, later, getting sucked back in. Partially, I suspect, because I'm an insufferable busybody -- but partially because I don't want to keep seeing someone get hurt, and I feel like I'd be a bad friend if I just sat on my hands and did nothing.
It feels more and more like watching someone sitting in front of a light socket, fork in hand, eyeing the light socket. One tells them not to stick the fork in -- they do anyway -- and you help them clean up and pull themselves back together because they're your friend. And then they keep doing it. They refuse to take preventative measures -- like talking to a professional, or even just putting down the fork so it doesn't tempt them -- and every time they do it there's another drama 'splosion to deal with, and other friends get caught in the fallout. Even if I don't want to help the person causing the drama, I do want to help the other people catching the peripheries.
Er, tl;dr, it's really hard to stay out of the psychodrama other people are creating, because I care about them and might possibly be a busybody. Parents and other older figures have very little useful info other than 'Well, that's your 20s for you'. WHAT DO UNCLE FERRET?
* Since getting divorced I've discovered I've had my fill of self-generated psychodrama and am now taking great pains to reduce it as much as possible. I'm sometimes more successful than others.
Edited at 2012-03-07 07:45 pm (UTC)
I'm not Ferrett (and am physically unsuited to playing him on TV), but I've found the easiest thing to do is get rid of those people.
Fortunately, since they're usually crazy, this will often take care of itself.
|Date:||March 7th, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)|| |
I am interested in knowing more about your relationship to Christianity. I know that you are (were?) Christian and that you do (did?) believe in the resurrection. But I still have problems making sense of your identity as a Christian. Do you belong to a denomination? Do you pray? In what ways does Christianity shape your life? How would your life be different if you weren't Christian? How did you become Christian?
As always, feel free to ignore this if it is inappropriate. One does not blog about politics or religion in polite company, after all. But you asked, so...
I'd like to hear a bit more about your fitness stuff - how you made it stick, what you still want to do, why you're motivating yourself to do it. (Also, hilarious tales of gym-woe are always funny, unless we are talking about that time I was so out of it I strolled into the (empty) men's change-room and started stripping off before noticing the a) urinals and b) non-plussed audience.)
The problem is that I haven't really made it stick. My exercise is so irregular that I don't feel like I have the right to discuss it. Sadly.
Ferrett, you know I've been reading your blog for a long time. I've developed a curiosity about a minor facet of your life.
What's your favorite kind of pop? Second favorite kind of pop? Third favorite kind of pop? Do you prefer your pop over ice, in a chilled glass, or refrigerated? How about pop in a glass bottle, can or drinking glass? What are your views on flat pop - drink straight, still good for mixing, or destroy on sight?
Pop pop pop pop pop.
|Date:||March 8th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)|| |
This is my favorite LJ comment of the ENTIRE YEAR. *high five*
Related to a discussion on my SIG (special interest group from a professional org), do you consider BDSM to be a sexual orientation? How about poly?
Also - what's going on with the bees??
I own those pjs too. You rock.
Ooh, I have a questiony-topicky-thing - what's your opinion on the many foods of dubious reputation? MSG, wheat gluten, high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, soy, corn and sugar spring to mind. All aspects, from political corruption and evil production methods to advertising and individual consumption. ("No opinion" is a perfectly valid answer, though "no opinion or interest so I just eat them willy-nilly" is distinct from "not enough information to make a fully informed opinion so I consciously select against them just in case." No value judgments are in the question, I have nothing against people not giving a shit nor against people being uber-cautious.)
That is, no value judgments of any opinion. Obviously I made a value judgment on the evil production methods. :)
My boyfriend's Dad died suddenly and unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago (fell off a mountain whilst out walking). Since then, I've been getting anxious whenever I go more than a day or two without checking in with my family to make sure they're all ok and know I love them. It's crazy, unhealthy behaviour, and I'm sure there's a better way.
My question is this:
Why didn't Dollhouse do better? I loved that show!
I'm actually coming up to Cleveland in a couple of weekends (to see the Mythbusters!). Would you blog about what I should do while I'm up there? Where should I eat? What areas should I hit? What museums or cultural activities are worth going to?