I've friended a whole bunch of people I know slightly. Some through Support, some because they've friended me / and or comment on my posts, some people I've met briefly at parties, some because we have mutual friends and LJ is good at creating connections. My flist feels a little unwieldly at 125; 80 to 100 seems optimal to me personally. But then again, I don't have much I need to do at the moment, and meeting new cool people seems like a good use of my spare time.
So, hi new people. Have some virtual tea (or other virtual beverage if you're one of those tea-hating perverts). Welcome.
I may end up removing people again if I feel like I have too much to read or nothing much in common with some people. And when I get a job I will very likely need to trim my flist quite a lot. So don't take it personally if I unfriend you at some point; it's not a character judgement, just that, well, there's a point where socializing can become a chore rather than fun, and that applies in the virtual sphere too. I don't want to get to that point.
And meanwhile, here is a comment thread for people to introduce themselves (to the rest of the friendslist, if as in many cases I already know who you are). Or ask me a question or two if you want to know something about me. There are no bad questions on this journal, though I might have to be careful about answering if the answer affects other people.
Of course, there's no prohibition on old friends taking part as well, if you feel like it! I'm planning to do another round of the matchmaking game sometime soon, but now that my friends list is scarily huge, it may take a while.
Sure. I'm Jessica, I'm a 24 year old mother of two daughters. I live in Boston with my fiancé, crschmidt, my daughters, and a close friend, acerbic. I'm a military veteran, a girl who dropped out of secondary school to attend university, a perpetual student reaching for tenure without a degree, a bartender, an emergency medical technician, and as full of surprises as Pandora's box.
Hello, I do physics involving large amounts of laser beams, computing power and gravity. In my spare time, I'm also a tea-hating pervert, but I do occasionally get the mood for Earl Grey or Darjeeling and for some reason milky tea does become a good idea at 10:30am on physics tea breaks, but maybe that's an effect of all those physicists being gathered in one place. Or something. ;)
Your old match-making post appears to have picked up an anonymous comment spam, with a link I've not checked because I suspect it of being a pr0n site which would be a bad thing for me to look at from work; you might want to see if this is happening elsewhere.
I'm a German student who likes to read interesting lj-posts and is always startled when the interesting people friend her in return. I also count myself among the tea-hating perverts but make occasional exceptions for green tea. Oh, and I'm really not so good at introducing myself. So, hi again, everyone.
I am a geeky computer scientist currently recovering from depression. I suppose that my major passions are Otters, Food and Tech. Food and Tech obviously have many subinterests, many of which overlap, but the only subinterest I can think of for Otters is sashimi (which obviously is also a subinterest of food) - if I had a religion, it would probably be sacramental for me. :-)
Hello LivreDOr, and FList. Hi there. *waves* Thank you for friending me. Sorry to be picky, but if you're going to write my name in mixed caps, it's LivredOr. Because it's really livre d'or, and I really should have put some punctuation in when I created the name.
I am a geeky computer scientist I hereby nominate you for the Alice Cooper tautology of the week award... Which is to say, yay geeks. My friendslist leans heavily towards geeks and writers, with several in both categories.
my major passions are Otters, Food and Tech Cool, that tells me something interesting about you as a first introduction. Good combination.
many subinterests, many of which overlap That suggests you think like me, in hierarchies of categories. Also cool to know.
I also like the idea of a hypothetical religion with sacramental sashimi. That's a nice image.
I'm a computer consultant in Oxford, having failed to leave there after my degree (and attempt at a DPhil). I like fantasy books and films (especially intelligent stuff), and I'm not adverse to 'Yes Minister'.
I love games (board, card and computer), specifically ones that require thought rather than random chance. I also role-play occasionally, although this may be becoming more frequent this year.
I also do a fair amount of Scottish Country Dancing (although not in the last three months since I had an operation).
Hi, I'm Sammee, an Old Mertonian (ha! -- I'm 23!) and am obsessed with musicology and other related academic pursuits. I'm a huge nerd, but I'm also addicted to the Internet. I love that there is so much information only a few clicks away -- it's fantastic!! Right now I live in NJ, near NYC, and try to spend as much time as possible avoiding NJ by taking the train to NYC for cultural pursuits, such as music, theatre, and cuisine. However, since I'm a PhD student in New Jersey and spend a lot of time attending seminars, researching, and writing, I don't get to induldge myself as much as I'd like.
My one (small) weakness is a mild liking for cats.
Born in San Francisco, California. Raised in San Francisco & surrounding area. Love, love, love living here! Have never had a Driver License. Prefer cats to dogs.
Hard-core biblioholic. Mild OCD. Mild SLE. Hypoglycemic. 17 year clean & sober, 15 years without smoking. Believe cats to be best pets ever.
Interested in religions, faith, mythology, cultures. Majoring in Biochemistry and Cell & Molecular Biology. (Currently on hiatus to cope with medical issues.) Hope to earn a graduate degree studying Infectious Diseases. Think cats are simply great!
Like tea. Also, coffee, ginger beer, and Limonata. Enjoy simple meals, so long as the ingredients are high quality. Adore my two kitties.
Sentimental, sometimes; grumpy, most of the time. "Vaguely annoyed" is my emotional ground-state. Loyal to a fault. Should mention my fondness for cats.
Share a duplex with my boyfriend. Chubby but slimming down. Long blonde hair. Fluff-bellied kittens are the best thing that ever happened to this planet.
Anyway... I am, as is my wont, rambling. Welcome!
I do need to comment on the 'comfort reading' post but... I'm lazy and scatter-brained. Perhaps this weekend. Unless the kittens need me.
Hello, and welcome. Thank you for your kind comments.
I chose Stockholm because I wanted to try living abroad for a couple of years, and I applied to places where good science happens, where I had a chance of coping with the language, and where the political atmosphere is generally progressive. And Stockholm happened to be the first such place that offered me a job.
So far, it does seem a pretty good city to live in. I have made friends easily, it's not alien enough to exclude me, but just foreign enough to be exotic. There's plenty going on culturally and there's lots of really pretty countryside within easy reach. I also got extremely lucky with housing; I'm living 10 minutes from the city centre in one direction and 10 minutes from work in the other, and in a flat that I really like.