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the story of an invisible girl
I am in Cleveland this week, for work. In theory, that should mean I'm writing a lot, doing some reading, and catching up on my sleep because I haven't got a whole lot else to do. In actuality, it just means I'm kind of grumpy and sleepy. My internet connection is kinda sucky, and in fact this hotel is kinda sucky. I think that if my company is going to expect me to take a full business week out of my life to travel, the least they can do is put is up in a decent hotel. This place is adequate, especially for a night or two. But it has no ammenities. Meanwhile, at home I'm paying for a health club I can't use, a skating session I can't attend, cats I can't cuddle with, etc, etc.

I know, I know...what a hard life, eh? Just feeling kinda surly and dissatisfied this evening. I DID clean up the last of my Rome report, but now I can't get FTP to work properly from here for some reason. I was tired all day, but right now I'm not really sleepy. Grrr!

Update: Okay never mind, I got the ftp working. Who the heck changed my password? Because of course I would never do such a thing... No, this is the problem with having a cute little ftp gui on my home computer that saves locations and ids. I didn't remember that the ftp password I'd set up wasn't the same as the main account password. (And really, who would do something so silly?)

That doesn't mean I'm not still crabby.

But that's okay; sometimes these things happen.

Tangent: sometimes I get into the rut where I feel like every journal entry I write should be Interesting And Important, and therefore when I don't have anything clever to say I lapse into silence. I forget that even the mundane little entries such as this one are useful to my future self, in remembering what I was doing and what I was thinking.

And although I freely admit that I love to write for an audience, (and I do love your feedback, dear readers), mostly this thing is for me after all. Sometimes I need to just let myself babble about Uninteresting And Unimportant crap now and then. It's good to be writing, at least, and I like to look back on my journal and know what was up.

Even if it's not especially fascinating.
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thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: July 13th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I forget that even the mundane little entries such as this one are useful to my future self, in remembering what I was doing and what I was thinking.

I meant to leave myself a LJ post informing me that I had just had a haircut. I never can remember how long it's been since I've cut my hair. As it is I'm not sure how often I get it cut. Sometime over a month, I'm thinking.

ellison From: ellison Date: July 13th, 2005 05:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I think all online writers experience that same feeling of wanting to write the Interesting and Important. But yeah, sometimes it's the simple unimportant stuff that makes us all seem a little more human and real to each other. :)
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: July 13th, 2005 10:01 am (UTC) (Link)

Sleep? Yeah, I do that when the sun is up.

Don't they have skating rinks in Cleveland?

More importantly, aren't there e-mail lists for ice skating, or whatever you prefer to do with your free time?

You see, when I read this post, I thought, "Heck, if I was trapped in Cleveland I'd call up Pete and borrow a bike and go for a ride. Or call Ryder and see if he's in town. Or I could drive west and hang out with Dave or Ray." All of those people being folks on the SabMag mailing list.

The Internet is nationwide. Hell, it's worldwide. Take advantage of it.
From: 111466 Date: July 13th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Our journal entries are supposed to both Interesting AND Important?

I don't think I have enough caffeine in the house for that.
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: July 13th, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Where are you in Cleveland? I know of a few ice skating rinks on the west side.

And you are a plenty interesting person. You don't have to be "on" every time your write. Write for yourself, and that will be good enough. Sometimes facinating, sometimes not, but much more real. And if people don't want to read that, screw 'em.
xtatic1 From: xtatic1 Date: July 13th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Life in general is interesting and, since it's yours, it's important (at least to you). [end philosophy lesson]

I know what you mean. A lot of my recent entries seem pretty mundane. But that's what's going on with me. I don't always have major excitement or drama and my psych meds seem to be working to hold depression at bay (thank goodness) so I have a good deal of contentment these days. Not wildly exciting for posting - but even the small stuff is part of life. Besides, if all you post is perky, exciting stuff the rest of us a) get a false impression of who you are and b) get royally jealous that you're living this fabulous life and all the rest of us have to deal with some ordinary.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: July 13th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes the most mundane entires garner the most responses by resonating in others.

What about checking out the Rock and Roll museum or many of the other fine museums in the city?

Exercise to exhaust your body before bed crunches if nothing else.
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