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I wasn't sure that I had emailed Kate last night about setting up the live journal account. I had a splitting headache and went to bed after I sent her email about the run tonight, and I just plain didn't remember if I sent the other email or not, or if I'd written it or not. My memory is normally pretty good, but stuff I do right before bedtime doesn't always make it into permanent storage, especially if there's a headache involved. It seems that I did, though, for she's listed me on her friends. Yay!

Now I just need to find everyone else who's hear and link myself up to this little community. I'm not so good with communities. I'm not so good at keeping friends either. Its mostly a communications problem. I don't do it very well. Its all too easy to retreat into my solitude when things aren't going well for me, and then its twice as difficult to establish the connections again. Perhaps I'll do better in electronic form, when I can pretend that I'm not talking to anyone at all, just typing my thoughts and experiences for my own enjoyment.

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twe From: twe Date: October 19th, 2004 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Memory & Community

I just plain didn't remember if I sent the other email or not

I often get confused and become convinced that I actually did the thing I strongly intended too, leaving me a bit confused when it turns out I somehow forgot. Occasionally, I also think I've done something, or something has happened, when I've only dreamed it. (Most of the things that happen in dreams are too nonsensical to be believed, but occasionally...)

I'm not so good at keeping friends either. Its mostly a communications problem.

This is a great tool for keeping up with friends whom I don't frequently see in person or on AIM/zephyr. In particular, the friends aggregator that puts all my friends entries on one page is nifty.
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: October 19th, 2004 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Memory & Community

I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers doing things they only meant to do. I've defaulted to assuming I didn't do the thing unless I'm really, really sure I did. :)


The Friends page is nifty, with all the recent posts. Of course, some people post more than other, so the quiet ones tend to be under-represented. I guess there's not much you can do about that. Now I just have to find everyone. I'm trying to do that by figuring out who is who in the friends lists of the ones I've located so far, but its not that easy for some. Hopefully if I add a couple a day for a little while that will work.
thatwesguy From: thatwesguy Date: October 19th, 2004 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not so good at keeping friends either. Its mostly a communications problem.

I find that I am a weird amalgam of introversion and extraversion: I love having friends; I enjoy time spent with them. Yet I am miserable at keeping up connections, and sometimes I just need to be alone.

That's my way of saying "Welcome to LiveJournal; glad to see you here."

Looking forward to being in better touch as a result.
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: October 19th, 2004 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi Wes. Its funny you should mention that. I always think of you as the person with a higher Charisma stat than anyone else I know, so its odd to think of you having any difficulties in that area. Of course keeping up the connections is a lot or work for anyone. Lets hope this works better. :-)
baronet From: baronet Date: October 19th, 2004 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Broadcast

Welcome.

I find that LJ is good for relaying the story that you'd tell any of this set of people if you bumped into them today (or this week). With LJ, you get to tell them all at once, or at least make it possible for them to read if they feel like it. And I get to tell that story to people who I am very unlikely to bump into on the street because they live too far away.

I'm very bad at keeping up communications except when I can spend some time in person. LJ is working out much better than bouncing occasional email back and forth (or heaven help me, phone calls or paper-mail). I guess that 'A and B and C might read this if they feel like it' is better at motivating me than 'A will read this, I wonder if they'll care'.

PS: I'm a Peter whom you've known since your sophomore year (if I remember correctly). I've lived with thatwesguy and twe's boyfriend, although I don't do either currently.
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: October 19th, 2004 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Broadcast

Hi. :-) This is making compiling the friends list easier, I just add them as they show up. :-)
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