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14 February 2012 @ 02:25 pm
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Okay, my morning kind of sucked. Not horribly, just a handful of niggling annoying things where people did stuff I'd asked them not to do in ways that were likely to make either more work or minor trouble for me. Most everything has been resolved, there have been no major disasters and only one outbreak of temper (not mine), and my day looks to end wonderfully this evening.

Nothing was serious enough to dump me into a depression, or even to make me seriously doubt myself (note the phrasing, "my morning kind of sucked" as opposed to "I suck").

However, it would not do me any harm to hear some good things.

So: I invite comments:
1. A reason you like me.
2. Or, a reason you read my journal.
3. Or, something good that's happened to you recently.
4. Or, something good that's happening in the world.
5. Or, something pleasantly distracting (e.g., fun websites).
6. Or, anything at all that you find amusing and cheering.

For my part, a maxim I shared with a friend last night: "Ray's Rule of Precision: Measure with a micrometer. Mark with chalk. Cut with an axe."

Also, Tom Smith's "I Had a Shoggoth," interpreted in ASL by the incredible Judi Miller.
 
 
 
une idee fixeideealisme on February 14th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
I am going to And some of those Or's:

Reason I like you: Because you are determined and purposeful, always strive to improve your life and those around you, and talk common sense where it is desperately needed.

Reason I read your journal: see 1

Something good that happened to me recently: Solved a problem bugging me at work.

Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 14th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
Wow! Thank you; those are good attributes, and I do try to make things better around me.

And yay for solving the work problem! That's always a good thing.
what doesn't kill me better runcarlyinrome on February 14th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)



Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 14th, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
EEEEEEEE CORGI EARS EEEEEEEE (trails off into a pitch that only bats and teenagers can hear)
(no subject) - dornbeast on February 14th, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bldrnrpdx on February 15th, 2012 03:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
Ayeshabrowngirl on February 14th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
*hugs you a lot* Ack. I wish I'd seen this earlier (my fault, not yours).

I'm glad you're one of my friends because you are a kind, wise, intelligent and worthwhile lady.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 14th, 2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
Um, I posted it about 15 minutes ago, is all -- not much earlier you could have seen it! :-)

And thank you.
Villiersdianavilliers on February 14th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
Categories five and six: SushiCat!
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 14th, 2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
That is pleasantly odd. Thank you!
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: iotterfatfred on February 14th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)

You are logical and make a lot of sense. We like a lot of the same things and...

OTTERS!!!

Swirl your cursor around…


http://nkwiatek.com/
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 14th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
OTTERS!

And, ooooh. Make with the clicky, too.
Peter Engdornbeast on February 14th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 15th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
My goodness!
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Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 15th, 2012 03:46 pm (UTC)
Well, thank you. I do try.
Tiger Lily the Ginger Cattigerbright on February 14th, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
I think you're a nifty person. If my brain had not been turned to mush by events since I left work, I could even tell you some of why!

If you're in the mood for over-the-top dark humor, try this ridiculous zombie apocalypse story:
http://archiveofourown.org/works/96809
"MythBusters Shouldn't Play with Dead Things" by dark_roast
Rating: R
Written for Apocalyptothon 2008 (Recipient: JMTorres)
Warnings: Bad language, gore, violence; and horrible, horrible character death.
Original Request: "After the zombie apocalypse, Jamie and Adam dispel several misconceptions about the undead enemy."
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 15th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
That was, um, odd. On the other hand, it led me to a handful of Newsflesh fanfic, which was cool.
xjenavivex on February 15th, 2012 01:06 am (UTC)
I always enjoy reading your posts. You make me happy and feel easy to get along with. It is hard to express really, it's just that you make me smile.
Naga di Kandangsir_bottom on February 15th, 2012 02:17 am (UTC)
I remember Ray's Rule -- I saw it from a fortune cookie program in the 80s! Thank you for that :)
Kats: Shtinkywildrider on February 15th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
1) You are kind, generous, and fun-loving. You love a good joke and you know how to laugh.

3) Barb and I went out for sushi for Valentine's Day, and you not only know that, you were one of our first supporters. :)

Barbrahirah on February 15th, 2012 02:56 am (UTC)
You are one of the most thoughtful and considerate people I know.
Maggiesillymagpie on February 15th, 2012 05:24 am (UTC)
Validation
Validation is a short video that should help you cheer up. :-)
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 15th, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Validation
I adore that video. It's been in my favorites for quite some time, and it never hurts to be reminded of it.
tassie_galtassie_gal on February 15th, 2012 05:35 am (UTC)
1. A reason you like me.
because you are so lovely and complex and intelligent and I can relate to you on more than one level. (giggle pot and whacking)

2. Or, a reason you read my journal.
Its interesting.

3. Or, something good that's happened to you recently.
I GRADUATED (well 2 months ago but I am still using it to get through the bad days)

4. Or, something good that's happening in the world.
The rotary club I am apart of raised 24000 dollars for interplast on the weekend through a fundrasing dinner and auction.

5. Or, something pleasantly distracting (e.g., fun websites).
Boobies! (well I find em plesantly distracting for some reason)

6. Or, anything at all that you find amusing and cheering.
I am doing a pole dancing class - I am a klutz who gets her left and right mixed up on a regular basis. I will leave you to imagine the outcome.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on February 15th, 2012 01:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know what interplast is, but I'm glad you raised $24k for it.

Best of luck with the dance class!
(no subject) - tassie_gal on February 16th, 2012 07:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - janetmiles on February 16th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
zemhitchhiker on February 15th, 2012 06:43 am (UTC)
1. you care a lot about people (even some of them who don't deserve it!)

2. you always have interesting things to say and share