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Ár nDraíocht Féin
Three Cranes
Chaos Matrix

January 4th, 2007

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03:59 pm - Steps to a better life:
  • Step 1: Learn ASL for "Can I buy you a cup of coffee?"
  • Step 2: ?
  • Step 3: Profit!
Today's excursion into entirely different modes of experiencing communication was nigh disastrous.

Thankfully, there was a cute girl sitting next to me who kinda knew what she was doing, and was willing to help me out.

I'm in over my head with the ASL stuff, but the Chaote is kicking in.

If that little bastard weren't so rusty at existence, I might stand a chance at acing this course.

As it stands, I walked out repeating, "I will not be frightened by the fact that I can't keep up with a girl on the first day of class. I will not give in to frustration. I am not here for me. I am here for my Grove, ADF, and my co-workers. If no one sees me for ten weeks, they can deal with that."

And in a little voice at the back of my head, I was repeating something deeper and more ingrained:
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
Then I turned around and looked back at Mendenhall Lab and the girl caught my eye and waved. And damnit, there I was feeling in-over-my-head again.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Sail On Sailor", -JB

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[User Picture]
Date:January 5th, 2007 06:34 am (UTC)
Hon, you never keep up with the girls in class. We're smarter.

*ducks & looks for cover*

[User Picture]
Date:January 5th, 2007 06:41 am (UTC)
Maybe I should note that this comment was preceded by a lengthy discussion on how men's brains seems to go missing over some amazingly stupid shit, prompted by the discovery that my friend's boyfriend thinks she *wants* her crazy psycho stalker ex boyfriend to keep showing up at the places they go to. Despite the fact that she's attempted to get a restraining order against the guy. (The boyfriend's got a law degree, too, so he really ought to have at least a basic grasp of the definition of a stalker)

And that my boyfriend felt threatened in our relationship because of my affection for my dog & thought she was trying to break us up.
[User Picture]
Date:January 5th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
Yep, that's boys, right there.
[User Picture]
Date:January 5th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
You're damn right you're smarter.

"'Wendy,' he continued, in a voice no woman has ever yet been able to resist, 'Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys.'"
   -Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie

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