October 19th, 2001

Semiformalishmaybe

No rice

Went to Meijer. They had none of the nice rice-based foods I like that they had earlier. Disappointed.

Leon has been bothered by two diary related things. First, he took offense at my position on Zeevi and Sharon. I sent him some data which hopefully will make him give up any misguided loyalties he has to them. Secondly, he wasn't thrilled that I mentioned that his netdiary was linked from Quealy's site. I can understand this. It's hard to move fully into the idea of one's thoughts being fully visible to everyone. It's kind of like moving to a nudist colony, I guess. I must be more careful in not assuming that everyone else I know has tossed off their inhibitions. But golly, look everyone, I'm nude!

Golly. Hmm. Sometime recently I was at Outland, and there was an anime on the TVs, a kind of futuristic fighting android style, where the main character's name was 'Golly'. It was strange. On this friday evening, if plans go well, I'm going to go with Lorie and perhaps others, to Outland. She spoke of getting me all gothed up for it, but I don't know how we're going to manage that -- I don't think I want to enter her/Martha's home, and I don't know if she has appropriate makeup for it. *shrug*

I would talk more about the evils of nationalism here, but I've already said most of it over and over throughout my philosophy. Automatic loyalty is bad. Goodnight, world.

Semiformalishmaybe

Staples, arbeitsucht, and trimming

My favorite stapler. It's grey, plain, soviet grey, and has a nice industrial look. Jason admires it too. Apparently, the big box I had of staples is of a kind that it won't take. Today or tomorrow, I'll need to get replacements. Impermanence. A recurring theme in life. The source of a lot of phobias.

Today, if things go well, Jason and I are going to go visit Nationwide and a few other places in search of work. OSU cut back his hours below what he needs to support himself. Amanda needs work too. Lorie needs a new job. I, of course, need a job. I wonder how widespread this is. *grumble* economy. Still no news on the OSU EE job. *sigh*

Trimming. I suppose it's time again to try to figure out who really appreciates my company and who is either trying to use me or is just too polite to cut ties. I've learned, both inside and outside the local area, that netdiaries can easily give one a false sense of closeness. I've left one of the three big IRC channels I've been on already. When it comes to personal connections, I guess when in doubt I'll just not contact people, and if they ever contact me again, I guess I'll know for sure what's going on.

I have got to get my life moving somehow. I'm happy at my progress in philosophy, but quite unhappy at my progress in other realms. Am thinking of adding a 'cast' page to this thing. Will mull it over for a bit. Well, I guess I better get ready to go get Jason. Tschau