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the story of an invisible girl
The "interests meme" that is going around right now is kind of interesting. I say "kind of", because only some interests are actually interesting reading. Some of them are less so. Not that the item itself is uninteresting, but the explanation is. Here's an example: say I list "chocolate" as an interest. The explanation? Ummm...it's yummy. Much as I may love chocolate (milk not dark, no nuts, thanks), it's just not especially interesting to read about!

(The above paragraph just caused me to go and change my "chocolate" interest to "milk chocolate without nuts", incidentally. Now it's more specific, but still not especially fascinating to read about.)

So I tried the random selection thingy, but some of the interests it selected were boring. Also, some of the interests that it has selected for other people have been boring! To read about, I mean. Not uninteresting, don't worry; they're still good interests!

What am I getting at here? Well I've decided to try a Variation on a Meme, by Rennie. Here's how it works. Pick an interest (of mine, of course!), and put it in the comments. I'll ramble about the first 10 selected in my next post.

I might even do more than 10, if you ask nicely. Or I might do fewer, if it turns out that nobody's interested in my interests except for me. But that's okay too.

Here are my currently-listed interests:
acl reconstructions, allergic to mornings, amherst college, as/400, avoiding housework, back rubs, being kissed awake, boys, butterflies, cello, cellophane, dancing, dar, douglas adams, dragons, dreams, duke, feet, fish, great big sea, groundhog day celebration, happy feet, heights, honey toast, ice cream, ice skating, ikanorah, insomnia, java, java swing, kittycats, knees, laughing 'til you cry, lip balm addiction, making people think, milk chocolate without nuts, night people, not being cold, otherworld, paisley pants, piano, quotes, renniekins, replaytv, ruins, scrabble, setting balloons free, singing, sisters of mercy, sluggy, solos, speed skating, state quarters, stevie, stripes, struts, synchro skating, tap dancing, the tick, tie-dye, trees, treo 600, uechi ryu, uncle bonsai, underdog, vampires, why caged birds sing, winging it, yoga.
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From: stilldocked Date: September 20th, 2005 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

I am always worried about morning breath...

being kissed awake
devnul From: devnul Date: September 20th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Since I've been composing lately...


(though happy feet sounds a lot more interesting)
atdt1991 From: atdt1991 Date: September 20th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
uechi ryu
lahabiel From: lahabiel Date: September 20th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd like to hear your explanation of "making people think". :)
anderale From: anderale Date: September 20th, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
happy feet!! :D Aw, that's how we met.
anarmyofjuan From: anarmyofjuan Date: September 20th, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm curious about "struts". what kind of struts?
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: September 21st, 2005 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
i think it's a computer/java thing, but whenever i see that word, i get bob seger's "i love to watch her strut" stuck in my head.

theobviousname From: theobviousname Date: September 21st, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Struts is, based on context (mostly the fact she uses Duke for so many of her icons), a software package produced by the Apache Foundation.

That's probably not too useful, so I'll give the longer explanation, which may be slightly less useful. :)

Struts is an extensible structure of special mark-up items (a tag library) plus a server-side framework to implement/support them. What that means is you can write a web page to include such elements as a tree-view of data (where you can expand nodes to see what's beneath them, like the folder view in Windows Explorer). When viewing the page you'll be able to expand and collapse nodes in the tree like it was a real application (not just a page in a web browser).

I've seen a bunch of cool stuff done with struts, like tree views, resizing parts of a web page, interactive graphs, and generally slick layout...
stephe From: stephe Date: September 21st, 2005 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't need to have this item explained to me, but I think it would be wonderful if you were to share the love on "uncle bonsai."
ellison From: ellison Date: September 21st, 2005 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Good idea!

My choice is: cellophane
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 21st, 2005 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
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theobviousname From: theobviousname Date: September 21st, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was the one I was going to ask about too. I think I know who they are, but if I'm right, I'm surprised anyone in the states has heard of them...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 23rd, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
An amazing band from Newfoundland, is that what you were expecting? I wrote up an answer to this post, if you haven't seen it yet. (:
theobviousname From: theobviousname Date: September 27th, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that's who I thought of. (I did read your response - a few minutes later, after I refreshed my "friends" view. Guess I hadn't done it in a while, probably should have done it before posting. :-P)

I'm still surprised that you've heard of them in the states - I had no idea their music was the kind of thing that would get currency south of the border.

I used to really love them, went to a couple of concerts, but after "Up" I found their music didn't seem as fresh/fun, and haven't followed them closely recently.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 29th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I DO live just 30 minutes from Windsor. In fact the guy who introduced me to them was Canadian, but I've heard them on the radio (if rarely) since then. And met some other folks who are into them...Americans even! (:
bighoward From: bighoward Date: September 22nd, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

howards housekeeper

funny how my interests are so like yours no thanks to mornings no thanks to housework. any way later Joyce
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