August 7th, 2007


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jimbojones
09:58 pm - bleh
So I kinda haven't been on the internet much at all for months. That was largely due to being in a serious relationship, partly in general due to trying to change the balance between local life and internet life, and partly due to being crazy ass busy.

Kristi has left to restart her life on the other side of the continent now, but I dunno if that means I'm really going to start posting a whole heck of a lot more. I love you guys - and I mean that - but, well, yanno. Real life and all that. I should probably at least try to continue keeping more of my focus on that...

PS it's fucking 94 degrees outside AND IT IS TEN O'CLOCK PM. I am not having this shit. GAH.


 
Current Mood: depressed
Current Music: Sick Puppies - All The Same

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[User Picture] From: jette
Date: August 8th, 2007 - 02:07 am
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I asked Laural about you a while ago. You've been missed.

Please don't be so cryptic now - are you doing long distance relationship?

Anyway, ♥


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 8th, 2007 - 02:48 am
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Well, I'm pretty firmly ensconced in Columbia and she's pretty ensconced in the need to follow a gypsy life for the next several years (visiting assistant professorships each year until eventually getting a tenure track job somewhere) so... well, kinda hard to see a path to follow that leads to us being in the same zip code again.

Academics put up with WAY too much just utterly ridiculous shit in their career path, in my opinion. It's apparently pretty normal in that world to expect someone in their mid-thirties to blitz from contract gig to contract gig all over the country - for peanuts, with 100K+ in education loans stacked up - until suddenly somebody offers you a tenure track job... somewhere.

I certainly wouldn't put up with that. In my opinion you have to be able to draw between "what you do for money" and "what you do for love" and you have to be willing to pursue them separately if you aren't getting both in the same place. Like, don't cook your food on a space heater and don't warm your house with a gas oven, right?

Sigh.


 
[User Picture] From: jette
Date: August 8th, 2007 - 03:38 am
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You KNOW I do research administration right? So, all day long I deal with bitter, bitter people who have as their only way to feel better about their choices taking the piss out of me because I don't have an MD or PhD.


 
[User Picture] From: lauracroft
Date: August 8th, 2007 - 06:02 am
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Are her wanderings really about the career or more about an emotional need to roam? I had a very nice roommate who was 44 and was a traveling nurse until I met her. She was sweet but I have no doubt that while she thought the traveling was fun, there were underlying emotional reasons for it. If this might be true in your case, you may be better off in the long run to find someone with sticking power.


 
[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: August 8th, 2007 - 02:38 am
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i dunno you, but i find that shit a plan gets me un-bummed out faster than just bouncing along. i personally focus a day on bumming, a day on forcing myself to do something engrossing and then i'm, well, not ok, but not "not ok", if you follow.

stay gay!


 
[User Picture] From: bitchness
Date: August 8th, 2007 - 04:00 am
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Missed ya jackass. Call me one of these days or something.


 
[User Picture] From: lauracroft
Date: August 8th, 2007 - 05:57 am
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Sorry you're having a hard time Jimbo. I hope you feel better soon. It is nice to see you pop in once in a while. :)


 
[User Picture] From: scarlett723
Date: August 8th, 2007 - 11:28 am
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Shit. What's going on this week? Josh (zornog) just posted about a breakup. And shit seems to be going down with other people including myself. According to the horoscope, venus is in retrograde (bad news for love) but still that doesn't explain the other stuff going on


 
[User Picture] From: enotnert
Date: August 8th, 2007 - 01:28 pm
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give me a call at some point, we'll get a beer.


 
[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: August 8th, 2007 - 02:34 pm
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It is really odd that I thought of you today. Out of the blue, there you were in my head, waiting for footage of some serious sidewalk mowing. I haven't given up on that, I'm still waiting for her to get jiggy wid it, and by the way, she's still wearing that split up dress which now sports ripped up sleeves. There is no way she is washing that thing, and you may want to look away here - but it's got brown stains in the area where brown stains can originate if you're not very concerned with personal hygiene.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 12th, 2007 - 04:55 am
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It's amazing just how ambiguous a statement "there is no way she is washing that thing" actually is.

No matter HOW you interpret it, I'm pretty sure I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.


 
[User Picture] From: mtu_squirrel
Date: August 9th, 2007 - 04:29 am
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As much as I lurk the LiveJournal lately... strangely I've missed your posts, whether it be on here or Pen.

Good to have ya sorta around, but as always... take care of yourself. Sounds like a lot of people are hittin' some odd times lately. Just keep us informed dammit.


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