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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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Date:January 5th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
well, i also hate the terms 'girlfriend' and 'boyfriend' whether they're used for romantic couples or just friends who happen to be one sex or another.

womanfriend and manfriend just sound silly.

lover is a whole different thing.

i used to call vitaminJ my partner, and now spouse or husband. but there needs to be a better term for "yes, i am dating this adult person quite a bit, but it's none of your business if we are doing it (lovers)." haven't quite hit on that yet.

Lady is a hold over from chivalry which contrary to being all 'knights in shining armor' romaticism was really not-so-thinly-veiled sexism (and racism and classism, but i won't get into that, as it's about a 300 word rant :)

none of which answers whether or not this was at OSU :)
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Date:January 5th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
Ah, it is, indeed, at OSU. It's a for-credit class.

Why not "I'm involved with him"?
Date:January 5th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
too wordy. i'm all about the brevity in addition to clarity and accuracy.

besides, what does 'involved with' mean? i'm involved with many folks in many ways >:)
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Date:January 5th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)

I get it. And I am amused.


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