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17 November 2003 @ 04:14 pm
 
I should not get angry when other people fail to hold themselves to my own standards, since I rarely hold myself to my own.

I should not get angry when other people blithely ignore how easy their life is, because it was my habit, once.

I should get angry when my friends treat each other like untrustworthy strangers, because they're being selfish.

I should not get angry when my friends insist that they miss me, but never call, since I rarely call other people, since I figure "why bother? They don't care".

I should not get angry when my friends trample all over my generosity and goodwill like wild animals, because my personality encourages it.

When I'm in a bad mood, I should stop keeping it to myself, since everybody else I know certainly doesn't.
 
 
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atelierlune on November 17th, 2003 02:38 pm (UTC)
Is there anything in specific anyone can help you with? Perhaps me?
Hillarysusanofstohelit on November 17th, 2003 02:48 pm (UTC)
i miss you. and I need to see you before thanksgiving, because my dad wants that cd back. when are you leaving? and when works?
Hillarysusanofstohelit on November 17th, 2003 04:48 pm (UTC)
I guess that's something I want from you, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be an imposition.

pontificate

we're all going through the problem of changing our social lives from college to the real world. cat et all responded with weekly potlucks, so we can continue to eat meals together without bankrupting ourselves. most of our friends (and your friends and my friends) haven't yet gotten the hang of having to actually plan things, and follow through on the plans. but I'm almost certain it'll get better.

/pontificate
Hillarysusanofstohelit on November 17th, 2003 04:52 pm (UTC)
but that's an explanation, not an excuse.

i've not been a very good friend lately, to almost everyone. because i've been in a very bad mood for quite a while, between the constant pain in my shoulder and stress at work I've actually been quite a bitch. and I've been trying to not inflict that on others. but i'm starting to calm down, and life and work are slowing down.

come watch two towers extended edition with me. thursday? I made brownies yesterday and they need to be eaten. or come to the potluck with me on wednesday. it's at katrina's boyfriend's house. he's a sysadmin for ing- someone you could talk shop with. kathleen might be there, although bill won't.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 17th, 2003 03:24 pm (UTC)
XCorvisxcorvis on November 17th, 2003 03:33 pm (UTC)
I feel like I need to tell you something, but I'm not sure what it is.
Abra SWcloudscudding on November 17th, 2003 03:45 pm (UTC)
Me Going All Judgemental on Your (Metaphorical) Ass
I should not get angry when other people fail to hold themselves to my own standards

True, most of the time, and something that you do fairly often.

, since I rarely hold myself to my own.

Irrelevent.

I should not get angry when other people blithely ignore how easy their life is,

"blithely" and "easy"...yeah, sure.

Did you become telepathic recently, O Miracle Among Mindreaders?

because it was my habit, once.

Well, that should at least give you some perspective.

I should get angry when my friends treat each other like untrustworthy strangers,

Partially true.

because they're being selfish.

Or insecure, or depressed, or paranoid, or frightened, or badly-hurt-in-the-past....

I should not get angry when my friends insist that they miss me, but never call, since I rarely call other people, since I figure "why bother? They don't care".

Yes, it's really a horrible cycle, what? (yeah, I'm going British. ya wanna make somethin' of it?)

I should not get angry when my friends trample all over my generosity and goodwill like wild animals, because my personality encourages it.

Incorrect.

I hope this doesn't include me, though it probably does. There are reactions between getting angry and getting trampled.

When I'm in a bad mood, I should stop keeping it to myself, since everybody else I know certainly doesn't.

Complete and utter bullshit, on all fronts. But I imagine that's why you say it.

But roses grow quite well in shit, and they bear the Thorns of Truth...oh, wait, I just slipped into bullshit myself.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 17th, 2003 10:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Me Going All Judgemental on Your (Metaphorical) Ass
First off, the last thing I want is the judgmental devil's advocate walking on and spouting pithy little slogans at what I construe as genuine problems, no matter how indelicately I worded them.

Second off, I'm not a telepath, but I'm very aware of my surroundings, and I often hear things people wish I hadn't (even when I say I didn't). I don't need to be psychic to tell the difference between a genuine tribulation and bitching.

Third off, you're stomping fairly brazenly on some pretty thin ice.
Doomutilitygeek on November 17th, 2003 03:59 pm (UTC)
I should not get angry when my friends trample all over my generosity and goodwill like wild animals, because my personality encourages it.

Crap. I mean, there are two parts to this. First, try to stop encouraging the trampling. Yeah, easier said than done. Next, get angry when trampled, and tell the trampler that the trampoline is unhappy about the trampling.

No one should be anyone else's doormat. Doormouse, maybe, but not doormat.
masui on November 17th, 2003 09:21 pm (UTC)
Just as I thought.
It's not just me!
Do You Wanna Be Free or You Wanna Be Right?malcubed on November 18th, 2003 06:03 am (UTC)