August 23rd, 2003


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jimbojones
12:42 am - fine, fine... lemming mode it is.
A Random Number Of Random Things About Me
  • I watch way, way too much Cartoon Network. Actually I don't. But I watch enough of it that most people would say that.
  • I'm actually pretty reconciled with and happy with the fact that I'm in my thirties now. (w00t!)
  • I used to be a fairly significant Intarweb Presence, but not anymore. Partly because I've lost interest, and partly because the internet has gotten pretty heavily commoditized, and mostly because the latter REALLY reinforces the former.
  • I used to be a serial monogamist, but I think I've pretty much recovered. I feel weird about not being one anymore sometimes, but I try to squelch it when I do.
  • I actually used to defend Microsoft from its detractors. Sigh.
  • It took me about 30 total years of living in Alabama and South Carolina to do it, but I've finally inadvertently developed an unmistakeable Southern accent. That DOESN'T just appear when I'm pissed off enough to be close to throwing a punch at somebody.
  • I used to stress really hard about the possibility that I might never Find Someone and Settle Down And Have Kids.
  • I don't really worry about that anymore. If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen - and it very well might not.
  • I've discovered that life's a lot more enjoyable when you just live it the way it is instead of living it in anticipation of something you hope it will become.
  • I am a card-carrying ACLU member in a state that has a GIGANTIC STATUE OF AN UNBORN FETUS ON THE GROUNDS OF THE STATE HOUSE. Sigh.
  • I'm totally out of clever shit to say.

 
Current Mood: lemminglike
Current Music: inexorable march to the sea

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[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: August 22nd, 2003 - 11:49 pm
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dude, I have possible marriage+kids solutions for you: one and two

seriously, I think the biggest relationship-problem that people most often have is with themselves and their expectations. I used to stress about being alone before I got a girl; then I used to stress over unrequieted love. Now I stress about the wife in general. I don't think you can eliminate stress completely -- you wind up living in california with deepak chopra books, holding crystals if you try to get rid of all stress. Stressing about stuff is what makes people try for what they want (although to go back to the begining of this fucking three page long paragraph, too much stress is a Bad Thing.)

on the MS front, this has been suuuuuuch a great week to be a user of a non-MS OS. (although I did have one mac call ... but that was a problem with MS's exchange-compatibility fix w/ OS X (long story short: exchange works, if you've got an IMAP plugin turned on, an SMTP server for outgoing and an LDAP for calendar and global addresses. So MS's "exchange compatibility" is .... to not use Exchange, thanks MS.)


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 23rd, 2003 - 09:24 am
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dude, I have possible marriage+kids solutions for you: one and two
That's not a "solution", that's "contract labor."


 
[User Picture] From: buckylea
Date: August 23rd, 2003 - 03:20 am
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i totally don't understand this

I used to be a serial monogamist, but I think I've pretty much recovered. I feel weird about not being one anymore sometimes, but I try to squelch it when I do.


 
From: (Anonymous)
Date: August 23rd, 2003 - 11:59 am
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[User Picture] From: ravenword
Date: August 23rd, 2003 - 12:33 pm
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Word to intelligent Southern accents... at least mine's not as bad as Jimbo's. :P


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 23rd, 2003 - 12:38 pm
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On the other hand, you're only 18 and you've already got one. Doesn't bode well for the future. ;-)


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 24th, 2003 - 08:15 am
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I actually used to have something approaching a fetish for really, really intelligent girls with heavy Southern accents. When I was in Naval Nuclear Power School I had a physics instructor, Ensign Guidroz, who was from Louisiana, the kind of girl who'd, well, be instructing physics in a nuclear power course, and had an accent so thick you could drown a brontosaurus in it.

I pretty much had to just learn the course material out of the book at night, 'cause I was getting too much ELSE out of the lectures to get much in the way of "physics" out of 'em. Mmmmm, tight knee-length white skirts and high heels... and blackboards that need erasing. Wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle!


 
[User Picture] From: blue_canary
Date: August 23rd, 2003 - 07:33 pm
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southern drawls are hot as long as ye ain't be tawkin lahk a sum'a bitch, y'hear. and i don't think you do.


 
[User Picture] From: zeldappa
Date: August 23rd, 2003 - 09:10 pm
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Where's this statue? I mean, I see the "grounds of the State House" part, but where? I'll have to trot over there tomorrow to see. I remember hearing about it, but it was actually approved?

Also, when are you going to invite me into your "highly fluid social circle" you spoke of months ago? Last I heard from you was "I'll be at the 2 Skinnee J's show," but there was no you to be found that night ... or were you there and I just didn't see you?


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 23rd, 2003 - 09:18 pm
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Yeah, I know it's not there yet - but last I heard, it had gotten approved. And when did I say I had a "highly fluid social circle?" =)

Anyway, I wound up not going that night, 'cause I didn't really know where the venue was, and 'cause I hate that whole "trying to randomly find people at a crowded show" thing.


 
[User Picture] From: zeldappa
Date: August 24th, 2003 - 07:23 am
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I woke up this morning thinking about how annoying my above comment is, so I'm sorry 'bout that. ... I had an entry about the kind of guy I will need at some point and you commented that my chances would improve if I place myself into a "highly fluid social circle" instead of sitting in my apt. all the time. I guess I just assumed that was the kind of set-up you've got going on. Then I invited myself to join it. icky me.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 24th, 2003 - 08:10 am
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I had an entry about the kind of guy I will need at some point and you commented that my chances would improve if I place myself into a "highly fluid social circle" instead of sitting in my apt. all the time. I guess I just assumed that was the kind of set-up you've got going on.
Ah, okay. Well, you're welcome to be a part of my social circle, such as it is, but I tend towards being a loner myself and I'm really not all that worried about meeting tons of people, so it's probably not any more fluid than yours. =)


 
[User Picture] From: lots42
Date: September 1st, 2003 - 07:23 am
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I hope you don't think you're alone in the 'Don't really mind not having kids' camp.

Tons of people have actively chosen not to reproduce


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: September 1st, 2003 - 07:26 am
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Oh, I know. I haven't actively made that choice though, and I'd still probably like for it to happen. I just quit really stressing about it, that's all.


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