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livredor
Miscellany
Monday, 28 February 2005 at 03:56 pm
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I have bought myself a copy of Renaud à Bobino. I basically never buy full-price new CDs, but it was only €15 including shipping. And it's not like 1980s French singers are readily available at my usual cheap music outlets. I love the internet, and I love Renaud's insane puns. (Who'd have thought that banlieue (suburb) sounds a bit like Bon Dieu (God)?)

I've been fiddling with my journal style to try and show friends colours. I finally got it working, which I'm sort of proud of because it involved messing with someone else's code. Of course, the moment I get the code to do what I want, the server with my stylesheets decides to fall down leaving my journal far more ugly than when I started. But hopefully this is a temporary thing.

I have been drinking a lot of raspberry flavoured stuff.

My lovely friend RB (formerly of Dundee J-soc) is around taking a holiday and visiting all his friends from Northern Region (which is the collective of Jewish students from North England and Scotland). He showed up yesterday afternoon, and I was really pleased to see him. (He had warned me that he was coming in an IM conversation weeks ago, but I'd forgotten.)

Anyway, we drank lots of tea and he told me about his job at the JLE. Apparently he's been learning lots of Gemara and also some Luzatto and (this one struck me as very cool) Judah HaLevi's Kuzari! And organizing murder mystery parties suitable for a certain type of frum people who object to plotlines involving extramarital affairs, or actresses with revealing costumes. I am pleased to report that he's picked up a lot of Jewish learning and secular admin experience, but remains very much himself and has not been subsumed by the mildly scary JLE mindset.

And finally, an extremely random meme from jacquic: So there's a list floating around various people's journals, mutating as it goes according to predefined rules. It sort of caught my imagination though I can't put my finger on why; I think it's almost a meta-meme, it's a meme about meme-ness.

If you want to play, take this list, and resort it so that the best thing is at the top and the worst thing is at the bottom. Then add three new things, one at the top (which has to be better than everything on the list), one at the bottom (which has to be worse), and one in the middle. And post the new list in your journal, mentioning where you got it from.

- conversations
- lungs
- ears
- dictionaries
- lunch
- velvet
- summer
- snoopy
- baked beans
- fishfingers
- spiders
- mice
- legal journals
- Cheers
- fashion
- John Gray


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lethargic_man: default
From:lethargic_man
Date:February 28th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
38 minutes after journal entry, 06:07 pm (lethargic_man's time)
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My lovely friend RB (formally of Dundee J-soc) is around taking a holiday and visiting all his friends from Northern Region (which is the collective of Jewish students from North England and Scotland).

Ah, that'll be why he hasn't responded to my text inviting him to Shabbos lunch this week. Do you know when he'll be back?
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livredor: teeeeeeeeea
From:livredor
Date:February 28th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
1 hours after journal entry, 06:36 pm (livredor's time)
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He's around for a while, at least through the weekend and possibly into next week. (And speaks of you with great affection, as always.) Are you sure the phone number you have for him is up to date?
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From:hatam_soferet
Date:March 1st, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
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Whittards raspberry and peach infusion is quite yummy. It's my new favourite.
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livredor: teeeeeeeeea
From:livredor
Date:March 2nd, 2005 11:52 am (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 12:52 pm (livredor's time)
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My raspberry stuff comes originally from a colleague who was concerned I wasn't looking after myself properly while writing up (she may well have a point). So she bought me some Healthful Fruit Tea in an attempt to encourage me to get more vitamins and cut down on caffeine. And while I think that paranoia about caffeine is excessive, I am in fact drinking six or eight 3-pint pots of tea every day at the moment, so I figure it's better to have some variation from PG Tips.

Then I went and bought some more when I ran out of the good flavours, Twinings in fact. I don't really like Twinings for actual tea but if I'm going to be drinking "infusions" instead of real tea I'm much less snobby. Whittards good, I'm fairly certain there's a Whittards in Dundee town centre somewhere, so I should go looking for it at some point.
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hatam_soferet: default
From:hatam_soferet
Date:March 7th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
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Twenty-four pints is rather a lot to drink of anything, specially if it's a substitute for eating. I'm glad you've got a colleague looking after you :)
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From:nezmaster
Date:March 2nd, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
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Following the meme

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I followed this meme all the way back (about 6 forward) to answer the question, who is John Gray?

You seem to have dropped charles dickets, so I slipped it back in, but that's irrelevant.

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livredor: teeeeeeeeea
From:livredor
Date:March 2nd, 2005 11:44 am (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 12:44 pm (livredor's time)

Re: Following the meme

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I followed this meme all the way back (about 6 forward)
Hey, I do like it when memes do that. Welcome!

who is John Gray?
The author of a series of really horrible books of relationship advice based on the idea that men and women are aliens from different planets. According to him, cross-gender communication requires the development of baroque strategies that are a mixture of basic common sense padded out to fill several books, really pernicious sexism, and a lot of fluffy pop-psychology. Look for "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" if you really want to know; I'm not doing him the favour of linkage.

You seem to have dropped charles dickets,
The person I got the meme from dropped him, actually. I saw the original version of her post and she subsequently edited it while I was writing my followup. And I didn't see the point of propagating an edit after the event.
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From:nezmaster
Date:March 2nd, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
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doh

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should have known that..yah..a valid placement..
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From:angeyja
Date:March 6th, 2005 01:52 am (UTC)
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I've been fiddling with my journal style to try and show friends colours. I finally got it working, which I'm sort of proud of because it involved messing with someone else's code. Of course, the moment I get the code to do what I want, the server with my stylesheets decides to fall down leaving my journal far more ugly than when I started. But hopefully this is a temporary thing.

I hope that worked out. Your journal is nicely readable. I find the black on white much easier on my eyes than the reverses. I choose mine on a whim and have been too lazy to change.

I really stopped in to say hello. I did some adding to my reading list a bit ago and added you on as I had been reading your journal off and on for a bit via rysmiel, and enjoying your posts. No need to add back needless to say. Lj is a connecting point for me and my journal the bits of my thoughts that are there are generally trivial. Juts wished to identify myself.

-Angela
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livredor: teapot
From:livredor
Date:March 6th, 2005 10:37 am (UTC)
5 days after journal entry, 11:37 am (livredor's time)
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Welcome, pleased to meet you!

Your journal is nicely readable.
Thank you. Readable is my main aim here; I'm kind of hoping for pretty and in the best case I'm creating an impression of fin de siècle style. But I'm much more concerned about readable.

I really stopped in to say hello.
Well, hi. Thank you for making yourself known, I appreciate that. I don't mind if people just read, but I particularly like making new connections.

I did some adding to my reading list a bit ago and added you on as I had been reading your journal off and on for a bit via rysmiel, and enjoying your posts.
Thank you, I'm most flattered. It's also good of you to let me know. I have friended you also, even though you were terribly polite and said I needn't, cos you seem interesting.
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From:angeyja
Date:March 6th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. Readable is my main aim here; I'm kind of hoping for pretty and in the best case I'm creating an impression of fin de siècle style. But I'm much more concerned about readable.

It does both which is a favorite thing of mine. This is I think the root, if you will excuse, of growing and trying to breed roses. They work on several levels and they are beautiful, and also very useful. I grow raspberries too but that was by accident.

Thank you, I'm most flattered. It's also good of you to let me know. I have friended you also, even though you were terribly polite and said I needn't, cos you seem interesting.
Oh dear. But thank you. Not at all except in the way an old ship might be because over time there are bound to be a few barnacles that are interesting.

The friending designation (misnomered) can be odd. I prefer to think of it as a reading list and like to be clear so as to avoid any possible sense of obligation; but it would also to be accurate to say I have made friends that way and even more so found some lovely thoughts, essays, and conversations.

Angela
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From:angeyja
Date:March 6th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
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although I should really have proofed. Using bit three times, that's awkward, even for me.
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