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Aug. 21st, 2008 09:50 am
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I feel like I've spent more time this week as a therapist than as a librarian. I mean, I have no problem being there for my friends, and I want to help them out and to I want them to feel they can come to me, but why am I, of all people, the one they come to talk about their relationships?

Anyway, I could use some distraction of any kind--the good, the bad, the funny, the scandalous, the inconsequential, the dirty--bring it on! Anonymous posting is on. Talk away, people.

Date: 2008-08-21 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I am going to Barbados!!!!

Or Trinidad and Tobago. Or even Antigua. Not quite decided on the dates or place yet.

But Caribbean! I am going to the Caribbean!

Date: 2008-08-21 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
But did I mention? Caribbean! I am excited! I am doing a happy dance!

Date: 2008-08-21 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I went to the Bahamas from Boston one year in February. It was awesome.

Date: 2008-08-21 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I've spent the week imagining scenarios where people do me wrong. Highly detailed scenarios. Ones where my best friend starts secretly dating my (non-existent) boyfriend and I catch them having sex on my couch and then they spend the next 3 hours mocking me. Which they would never do!

The weird thing is that they're actually making me feel better. I do not understand my brain.

Date: 2008-08-21 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orionnebula.livejournal.com
Hee, I don't think any of us understand our brains. But it's part of what you interesting, right?

And those are some interesting scenarios; let us ponder what they mean... *put fingers together in psychiatrist-like fashion*

Date: 2008-08-21 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I've spent the week imagining scenarios where people do me wrong. Highly detailed scenarios. Ones where my best friend starts secretly dating my (non-existent) boyfriend and I catch them having sex on my couch and then they spend the next 3 hours mocking me. Which they would never do!

The weird thing is that these daydreams are actually making me feel better. I do not understand my brain.

Date: 2008-08-21 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
A friend of mine always seems to come to me (via email) when he is having problems with his marriage. The rest of the time, we barely talk. Possibly because the last time there were marital difficulties, his talking to me about them convinced his wife he was having an affair with me. (He wasn't.)

I really think he should leave his wife, they are both so unhappy, making each other miserable, but he stays... for their child, out of fear, out of apathy, and I think he (unknowingly enjoys being the victim) but it's really frustrating to see him unhappy and know he won't do anything to change the situation.

Date: 2008-08-21 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orionnebula.livejournal.com
That's really tough, and I'm sorry you're being put in the middle of it all.

Date: 2008-08-21 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hi!!

I get really annoyed when people complain about having no money and yet have new iPods, new cars, etc. etc.

IF YOU HAVE MONEY PROBLEMS, STOP SPENDING!! Why is this so hard for people to do?

Date: 2008-08-21 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orionnebula.livejournal.com
Hi to you, too!

I understand. Some people don't always get priorities.

Date: 2008-08-21 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] preservationgal.livejournal.com
I had that same thought when I used to work next to this girl who would complain about how much debt she had, and how little money, and how the government should do more about the working poor, like her, and how she couldn't afford to pay down her student loans because she was working full time to support herself...

and yet, when her cd player broke - she had a brand new one the next day.

This is also the woman who didn't understand that her student loans weren't free money, and when she tired of a course halfway through the semester she'd withdraw, fail, or whatever and wound up with six years of debt and no degree.

Date: 2008-08-21 04:30 pm (UTC)
starfishchick: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starfishchick
Urg, so frustrating!!

Date: 2008-08-21 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'm so distracted today (for many good reasons), and today is the day I'm given vague instructions "Find earliest few publications related to highlighted program/systems" for a lawyer that isn't in his office to clarify the instructions.

I am so glad I am not a reference librarian for real.

Date: 2008-08-21 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orionnebula.livejournal.com
Heh. It's a good thing you're going on to better things. Not too much longer!

Date: 2008-08-21 04:06 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
that uniquely identifiable? ha. good on ye.

Date: 2008-08-21 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orionnebula.livejournal.com
Hee, I read my friends list, so, yes, I had a glimmer who this one was from.

Date: 2008-08-21 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Meep meep.

Date: 2008-08-21 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orionnebula.livejournal.com
If you're the Roadrunner, does that make me the Wile E. Coyote?

Date: 2008-08-21 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It's your journal - you can be anything you want to be here.

Date: 2008-08-22 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orionnebula.livejournal.com
It probably helps if I know what I want to be. :)

Date: 2008-08-21 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I've been too calm recently. This worries me.

http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/scott.rice/blfc2008.htm 2008 Bulwer-Lytton winners

Date: 2008-08-21 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orionnebula.livejournal.com
Hmm, calm, I wonder what that's like?

I just snorted and freaked the hell out of my co-workers. Thanks!

Date: 2008-08-21 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I've been having the most lovely and bittersweet week. It makes me wish times weren't a-changin'...

Even my fortune cookie said "You will make some changes before winning." I wonder what I'm going to win...

Also I have tried to spare you my relationship... angst. ;)

Date: 2008-08-22 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orionnebula.livejournal.com
No, it's fine. I do want to know what's going on in friends' lives and what they're going through, and that does include their relationships. Sometimes it just gets to be a bit much when I'm feeling sorry for myself, you know? But I don't want people to feel they have to hide these things or protect me from them.

I'm glad that you're having a lovely week, though. It's deserved. And I hope you win something good. :)

Date: 2008-08-23 05:31 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Yeah, but when you're getting to be a bit much for *yourself* (and by 'yourself' I mean 'myself') then you know it's pretty over the top.

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