April 6th, 2004
|10:50 am - So, what do you *really* think?|
I'd like to invite everyone to do this particular exercise.
Please post a comment on this entry. The comment should be anonymous and 100% true. I request that the comment deal either with our relationship, something you actually think about me, a question you've never had the guts to ask, or something that annoys you.
I swear that I will make no attempt to figure out who wrote what.
Please look over your answer before you submit, and make sure that you've hit the button for "anonymous". Any comments logged with a username will be deleted without being read.
Current Mood: bored
Current Music: "Railroad Lady", -JB
|Date:||April 6th, 2004 01:18 pm (UTC)|| |
Comments and meta-comments
Firstly, I do think you're a fantastic person with often-brilliant and always-clever ideas. However I wonder at times, like others here apparently, if you are not 'cloaked' in a façade of bubbling enthusiasm. You're 24, and I remember 24 very well, so it's hard to say if it's hormonal, personality-based, or actually genuine. It gives the impression of an illusion, however ephemeral and inaccurate that may be. Just FYI.
In addition, I cannot help stepping outside myself and looking at your journal from Tina's (potential) perspective. She doesn't have an LJ and doesn't read yours, as far as you know. However there are very few mentions of your girlfriend here, and a lot of flirting with others (which you've explained adequately to those who you're flirting with, but to her?). Lately there seems to be an undercurrent of frustration between you and her, and I would hate to see her have her feelings hurt by something unintentionally said or not said. This is said in the spirit of friendship, albeit anonymously as you requested.
|Date:||April 6th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Comments and meta-comments
I wonder at times, like others here apparently, if you are not 'cloaked' in a façade of bubbling enthusiasm.
I was really hoping I had you guys fooled. Things here are going to hell in a handbasket, and let me tell you, it's freaking cramped in here. (Apparently Charon also packs his lunch in this basket. His ham sandwich has French cheese! Do you know how bad it smells in here?)
Nah. I really don't have too much to complain about. In general, I'm a happy guy who enjoys life and doesn't let shit get him down. I have things that help with that (from Eris to Buffett), and I know what to do when things go wrong.
*grins* I'd just hope that a person couldn't keep it up for a year if it wasn't genuine :) Of course, I believe I've always been like this, but I know it isn't true. I don't have issues with depression, or any other psychological disorder (thank the Gods). I've had only good experiences in my life, really. There are one or two things that have happened that I wish never did, but honestly, I can't change them now, so why dwell on them.
She doesn't have an LJ and doesn't read yours, as far as you know.
Yeah. She expressed a bit of interest when I mentioned I had one (it's certainly not hidden, it just never came up), but so far as I know, she's never looked at it.
If she did, she'd see what you guys see. I don't want to pretend that I'm someone else just for her sake, and she knows I'm a flirt. She also knows that I don't mean anything by it.
Plus, I have 75 LJ friends who would tell her I didn't mean anything by it, don't I? If I haven't pounded it into your mind by now, I'm not doing my job :)
As for the number of mentions I make of Tina, there are some parts of my life either she isn't interested in being a part of, or she hasn't decided to let me know she's interested. In those sectors of my life, I don't talk about her or discuss her, because she simply doesn't apply. She usually isn't important to the conversation, really. I've only occasionally needed to use her in defense if a woman was getting to fresh, at which point I drop the girlfriend card.
Lately there seems to be an undercurrent of frustration between you and her
Yes, there is. But it's not something that's in our control. She's been working 12 hour days, and doesn't get overtime. Basically, her job sucks and she's having issues with the vet over her cat, too. She's kinda frustrated with life right now, and that turns into frustration in our relationship. But I don't believe that the ship is sinking, nor do I imagine that these issues will really hurt our relationship.