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Attention math/science types: just because you can't tell the difference between academic writing and bullshit doesn't mean it's not there.

Writer's Block: Looking Back

LiveJournal is turning 10 and we're feeling nostalgic. What was your first LJ post about?
Here it is:

[Dec. 17th, 2000|01:26 am]

[Current Mood |restless]
[Current Music |Bright Blue Gorilla - Don't Walk Away]

So I now have yet another way to pour my thoughts into the Web. Why add this, when I already have both a web site of my own, with a set of lengthy journal entries, and an account on imood for those impulsive bits of self-revelation?

If I actually do hang onto this, I'll use it for all the random thoughts that aren't big enough for a page of their own, or not personal enough to belong in my other two outlets. Sort of the weblog I've always meant to add but never gotten around to. The annotation ability is a nice touch.

And the second one (singing oh, the hazards of law):

[Dec. 17th, 2000|04:41 am]

[Current Mood |awake]
[Current Music |Leslie Fish - Ferryman]

All that talk about what goes where, and I violate it with my second post. But imood, where this probably belongs, is down right now.

It's 4:30 and I'm still awake. Not fighting off sleep while I get my final done, either; I'm up, occasionally adding to my outline but doing all sorts of non-productive stuff: checking the same web sites I checked a few hours ago, reading about parties at Brown I wish I could have gone to, reading old e-mail. I don't know why I'm not tired; the only caffeine I had was a mug of mocha about six hours ago, and I'm usually asleep by now, even if my circadian rhythm is out of what from the insanely small amount of sunlight we get. But I never feel the effects of caffeine--or alcohol, for that matter--in such a way that I can be fully aware of their cause. I don't get hyper or drunk, just more or less sleepy.

Enough. I'm just rambling to avoid doing anything else. Since I do need to take one more sleep break before returning to the Final From Hell, I'll try to do that now. Get up at noon, and then continue this pace with an all-nighter.


I'm so transparent.

Jeff Pack's Dewey Decimal Section:

748 Glass

Jeff Pack = 05666131 = 056+661+31 = 748

700 Arts & Recreation

Architecture, drawing, painting, music, sports.

What it says about you:
You're creative and fun, and you're good at motivating the people around you. You're attracted to things that are visually interesting. Other people might not always understand your taste or style, but it's yours.

Find your Dewey Decimal Section at


Dating Discussion Bingo

Inspired by this discussion at Pandagon and countless others like it, I've drafted a bingo card for dating discussions. (For those of you not familiar with the concept, it goes like this: you mark off a space when someone in the discussion makes this point, and the first to get five in a row "wins."  For particularly trite conversations, players can agree that the first to "blackout" the entire board wins.  Basically, it's a way to mock people that drop by with tired arguments that everyone's heard before.)

Women are only attracted to money and powerPick-up artists just teach men to be confidentMen have to do all the work in dating!Everyone knows it's just a gameIt worked for cavemen!
You just don't like sex!Don't date "Western" women!Women use sex as a bargaining chip!"Nice guys" finish last Women don't risk being rejected like men do
Real women don't have any problem with thisWomen don't know what they want! FREE LOVE
Women objectify men too!
How can I hate women if I'm attracted to them?
Dating is just another name for prostitution If we didn't act this way, nobody would get laid! Women are attracted to jerks Women have all the power in relationships Women want "alpha males"
Women can get sex whenever they want!It's feminism's fault!I would love it if women treated me that way! If she had a problem with it, she'd say so We're "hard-wired" to act this way

Any ideas for ones I missed for card #2?