[personal profile] mirhi
So yes, tis Friday once more, and I have approximately 200 questionnaire results to input, sporadic bursts of randomness to cheer me on through the afternoon are welcomed.

In other news, I have mostly been away/busy/out and thus reading posts on my phone which is very selective about whether or not I can comment or loses my carefully thought out tailor-made reply of awesomeness and so, you never hear from me, but I actually do care very much, I am just utterly rubbish at remembering to respond properly from a computer at a later date.

Tommorow I get to see if I can indeed pass through to the main rookie programme, but am having doubts after my back went into spasm on Tuesday losing me control of my feet. I feel like an unfit idiot at present because I haven't done any running and so on.

So go to, say nice things or not, recommend me good data-entry tunes - I find synth/singer duos are quite good for pretend rudimentary keyboard technique when using the numerical key-pad.

Whare are you up to?

Date: 2010-03-05 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misspotsitt.livejournal.com
Wishing you many good vibes for tomorrow.

Music request - I've recently sent Beats Antique's 'Contraption Vol' one and 'the Trunk Archives' to people who are not bellydancers but do like glitchy music (Ok, Oly and John) and they have gone down well. I would recommend for data entry.

Random - I think I have a secret admirer. Whoever they are they're sending me Moleskine products in the post, so I can't complain.

and also - as discussed at length yesterday, it has been decreed that the only tomato acceptable in a risotto is a sun dried one.

Date: 2010-03-05 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatsagirlgotta.livejournal.com
Thanks, I'll see if Spotify carries those!

Ooh, nice.

Possibly a slow-roasted one might work too, just a step juicier than sun-dried. However I hate raw tomatoes and plum tomatoes are for sauces not risottos in my book.

Date: 2010-03-05 01:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misspotsitt.livejournal.com
I think I might not like the texture of tomatoes. Plus I love risottos that are all creamy and cheesy. It may be the acidity causes me problems....

I am very picky when it comes to risotto.

Date: 2010-03-05 02:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatsagirlgotta.livejournal.com
Raw to me they taste like blood, well iron, and the texture is slimey and ookey and they taint almost all ready made sandwiches and salads, like sludge bombs. yuck!

I have a limited-ish repertoire and it's not unknown for mine to be almost as much veg as rice especially when I make my springlike one (broad beans, peas, spinach if I have it, or asparagus if it's the right time of year and courgette, plus lemon zest for extra zing), I make a squash one with or without bacon type stuff, and the last one I did had Jerusalem Artichokes and ham and was rather good. I love parmesan as much as the next woman, but I do need there to be other flavours so risotto milanese doesn't much appeal to me.

Date: 2010-03-05 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jinxremoving.livejournal.com
My speciality is mushroom, leek & lemon risotto. Is AMAZING.

Date: 2010-03-05 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jinxremoving.livejournal.com
I lack the energy for an anonymous comment! But, what am I up to ... well, in theory I am working on a piece for an anthology, and in an hour or two I'm going to trek around the city trying to sell stuff to second-hand bookshops. And [livejournal.com profile] fortuneandglory is visiting this evening! Hooray!

Good luck for tomorrow!

Date: 2010-03-07 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatsagirlgotta.livejournal.com
This all sounds like good stuff!

Date: 2010-03-08 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I didn't want this to be under my name, so I'm taking advantage of the anonymous comments here.

I have dabbled slightly in internet dating, and I've found it interesting, and I think it was worth giving a go for me.

I'm not doing it at the moment, though I'm not ruling it out in the future, but it was great for me to be able to have some low-key meet ups with people. I've used it to chat with people, to meet up, and for scoring sex with randoms. (The sex scored was sadly underwhelming, but I'm not sorry I did it.) The meet-ups haven't really gone anywhere, though I've got one new friend out of it.

I like it because it gave me a chance to try a safer thing for rejection, and to build up an idea of what sort of people I like, why I might want a relationship (or if I do), and so on. I think because it's fairly straightforward ("we are meeting up to scope each other out", basically), that it was easier for me to communicate about things, acknowledged on both sides that hey, things might not work out, so if they don't, it's not a big thing.

I liked having it separate from my social group, too. I worry when I'm in relationships with people already known to me, or to other people that are important to me, that if the relationship ends then other friendships might too, and even if they don't that it will be awkwark and uurrrrgghh. So meeting people outside the "get drunk with friends" scenario was a plus for me.

It's not to say that there aren't weird things too, but there were plus points. I'm happy to talk about it more if there's anything you wanted to know.

Date: 2010-03-08 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatsagirlgotta.livejournal.com
Thank mystery dater, I think the not polluting or potentially polluting friendships makes a lot of sense. I suppose I'd be interested in how you went about writing your profile/filtering people out and so on. It's all a mystery to me!

Date: 2010-03-08 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I used OKCupid. I'd browsed the site a bit and seen what I liked/disliked in other people's profiles. Sometimes I'd see something about, say, a band I liked in someone else's profile and it would remind me to write something else about what I liked. I also found that putting up an obscured photo and having a username lessened my fear that people would find it and laugh, but I don't think that people would, really. Your journal entries are always well written so I think you could probably put a good profile together.

The questions thing for OKCupid helps, so that I could mark that it was absolutely essential that I didn't want to go out with someone who was pro-capital punishment, frex, and then it ranked the matches in order of this. Or sometimes I searched for favourite musicians or films to see if anyone else liked them, and if I fancied the idea of meeting up with them. This was something I'm unsure about - do I actually want to date someone who likes all the same things as me? But then if you're meeting up with an internet stranger it's good to have something that you know you have in common to resort to if other things go badly.



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