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10 October 2006 @ 07:18 pm
Journaling  

Things have been interesting enough at work and at home the past week or so that I started toying with the notion of trying to get into the habit of using LJ as a real journal-type thing. You know, trying to get in the habit of writing at least a little something every day about what's going on, what I'm thinking and doing, that sort of stuff. Then I realized that talking about the thorny and irritating, but also kind of interesting, things that I've been dealing at work would probably involve venturing into proprietary territory, which I don't really want to do in a public forum. And that the stuff that's going on at home involve some interpersonal tensions between Gavi and her parents, and I'm not sure I really want to put her in a position of having that stuff talked about in a public forum.

I've been reading A History of Israel From The Rise of Zionism to Our Time by Howard M. Sachar for, I don't know, a couple of weeks now. It is a very impressive work—both detailed and comprehensive.

Um. I'm not yet sure what I'm going to have for breakfast. I should probably go investigate…

 
 
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Marybraider on October 11th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
Breakfast?
Peter Hentgesjbru on October 11th, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
Morning is relative.
Skylarker: Space Finskylarker on October 11th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
This doesn't have to be any more of a public forum than you want it to be. You can friends-lock posts, or create custom groups for variously sensitive topics.
Gordonfishbliss on October 11th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
journaling
I've been thinking of doing more of the routine journal thing too.

wrt: proprietary stuff, you don't have to use real names of coworkers, clients, etc. Labels or generic titles would work; you can likewise leave out or euphemize any business-sensitive details.

What I'd like to read is more about how Fredcritter interacts with these entities and environments. What do you perceive, what do you do, how you feel, what then happens to you.

And all your secret passwords, of course. :-)

/G
mplsvalamplsvala on October 11th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
Odd question
Are you related to Liz Fish by any chance? Both the hairdo on the pic and the name remind me of her.
Gordonfishbliss on October 12th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
Re: Odd question
Nope. Not at all. I don't even know her.

I speculate that I might be related to Daniel Pinkwater.
My great-grandfather, Joseph Rose, emigrated to the US
in the late 1800s. I'm not convinced his last name was originally Rose; I suspect it may have been shortened by one of the "Editors" at Ellis Island. Maybe it was Rosenwasser? Maybe the Pinkwater family name was also that in the old country?

My LJ name was inspired after a fine sushi dinner at
Kitsho with jonsinger and brunnhilde.
mplsvalamplsvala on October 12th, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
Re: Odd question
"Nope. Not at all. I don't even know her." Well, too bad. You seem fun and interesting, so I already friended you when I looked for clues on your info page. If you should find yourself in Mpls, I'd be happy to provide an introduction. She's a lovely person and well worth meeting. And speaking of intros, I'm Reen Brust.

Ah. Food bliss and Jon, often paired.

The Ellis Island name game is loads of fun. When my dad's grandfather came through and tried to explain that they didn't use last names in his Finnish village, he ended up with a variant of the village name. He himself never used it, becasue he felt that he should be referred to as his father's son. But it was the official made up name that went on the birth certificates, including mine.
Peter Hentgesjbru on October 11th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
I hear ya. You might want to look back on some of my posts from when I worked at that place as ways to gripe without venturing into proprietary things. Then again, you could avoid all that and the potential hassles it might cause.

I'm sure the tensions with Gavi will work themselves out. The love you guys have for her will see that through.

In the mean time, I suggest Cheerios for breakfast.
David W. Schrothdavidschroth on October 11th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
You could always make the sensitive entries private, you know. Writing something/anything is good, even if no one but you can read what you write...
A monstrous ramblingbibliofile on October 11th, 2006 12:05 pm (UTC)
private posts
I'll second this.
Gordonfishbliss on October 12th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
Re: Odd question
Nope. Not at all. I don't even know her.

I speculate that I might be related to Daniel Pinkwater.
My great-grandfather, Joseph Rose, emigrated to the US
in the late 1800s. I'm not convinced his last name was originally Rose; I suspect it may have been shortened by one of the "Editors" at Ellis Island. Maybe it was Rosenwasser? Maybe the Pinkwater family name was also that in the old country?

My LJ name was inspired after a fine sushi dinner at
Kitsho with jonsinger and brunnhilde.
Crystal Cleartalyen on October 14th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
It's sometimes good to journal about stuff that you care about. It is also good to know if your partner prefers not to find out your innermost secrets (or his or hers) from your LJ.

But putting your own thoughts and feelings into the ether, as long as you realize it's a semi-permanent record, can be a fine thing.

And letting your friends, or the entire public, know how you think about what's running around in your brain can be fun for those who read.

Or, tell us about breakfast ... *grin*