Friending spree - Livre d'Or

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Friending spree
Thursday, 05 January 2006 at 11:21 am

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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.

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jmtkalcich: default
Date:January 5th, 2006 12:18 pm (UTC)
41 minutes after journal entry, 05:18 am (jmtkalcich's time)
Hello Flist!
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(no subject) - jshado_1 (1/5/06 01:28 pm)
(no subject) - jennifer (1/5/06 01:51 pm)
livredor: teeeeeeeeea
Date:January 5th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
10 hours after journal entry, 11:03 pm (livredor's time)
All tea is good, I'm not dogmatic about varieties. That's a very pretty coffee icon you have there!

Sorry it took so long to friend you back, by the way; general uselessness rather than anything personal.
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Date:January 5th, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC)
3 hours after journal entry
Hello, other people! Hello again, livredor! I'm pretty sure we met when I chained in through someone else's entry (speaking of LJ making connections).

I do have a fun sort of question that I usually get 'round to asking people eventually. What do you find yourself reaching for when you need comfort reading?
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jpallan: default
Date:January 5th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
4 hours after journal entry, 11:38 am (jpallan's time)
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.
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livredor: teapot
Date:January 5th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
10 hours after journal entry, 11:07 pm (livredor's time)

You just like using the phrase my fiancé, don't you? You guys are so cute. I really like this as a potted bio, too.

I think you're about the only person I've pathetically begged to friend me (mostly I figure if someone has a FO journal I should leave them to it!), and I'm so glad I did. You rock.
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(no subject) - jpallan (1/6/06 12:39 am)
Date:January 5th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
7 hours after journal entry
*waves to livredor and her flist* *slurps virtual tea*

I am Sam, an Economics Lecturer in Bristol, England, lefty peace activist, practicing Catholic and Buffy fan (not necessarily in that order).

We do seem to have considerable flist-overlap, so I'm sure, hopefully, we will bump into each other again before too long!
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livredor: teapot
Date:January 6th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 10:33 pm (livredor's time)
Hello, welcome. That's an interesting list, and it makes a memorable introduction. I'd definitely seen you around LJ before I met you at the party. It's fun when pieces join together like this.
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pocketnovel: default
Date:January 5th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
7 hours after journal entry, 12:20 pm (pocketnovel's time)
Hello everyone! I'm an American university student interested in social sciences, writing, Judaism, obscure music, excellent film, and miso soup.
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livredor: teapot
Date:January 5th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
10 hours after journal entry, 11:09 pm (livredor's time)
And you have the coolest icon ever. Miso soup is good; rysmiel pointed out that it can fill some of the roles I rely on tea for sometimes, and it's tasty.

Can I make a really stupid confession: I spent months thinking you were called cheeseinbed. I didn't read your username properly until I saw a discussion about it. *blush*
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(no subject) - jai_dit (1/9/06 06:54 pm)
synergetic: default
Date:January 5th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
9 hours after journal entry
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. ;)
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livredor: ewe
Date:January 5th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
10 hours after journal entry, 11:12 pm (livredor's time)
Thank you for the intro. Having only just met you, I didn't know what your physics stuff involved at all, so that's useful.

Just for you, I shall reply with an icon that contains no tea at all, but I am glad to know you sometimes make exceptions.
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rysmiel: get yourself connected
Date:January 5th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
10 hours after journal entry, 05:46 pm (rysmiel's time)
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.

And for those on livredor's friendslist who do not know me, the combination of my userinfo and Ten Things You Ought to Know About Me is probably a reasonable introduction should anyone be interested.
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rysmiel: vacant and in pensive mood
Date:January 5th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
10 hours after journal entry, 05:54 pm (rysmiel's time)
Also, axioms post, which seems to have been of enough use to enough people to be worth linking to again.
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(no subject) - livredor (1/5/06 10:28 pm)
(no subject) - livredor (1/5/06 10:19 pm)
ridicully: wasserb
Date:January 5th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
10 hours after journal entry, 10:51 pm (ridicully's time)
Hello livredor and flist.

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.
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livredor: ewe
Date:January 5th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
10 hours after journal entry, 11:31 pm (livredor's time)
Yay, I have started beverage wars! I have found that most self-declared tea-haters make at least a couple of exceptions.

Anyway, welcome, and I am deeply flattered that you think my journal and my person are interesting.
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otterylexa: default
Date:January 6th, 2006 12:28 am (UTC)
12 hours after journal entry, 01:28 am (otterylexa's time)
Hello LivreDOr, and FList.

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. :-)
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livredor: likeness
Date:January 6th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 10:20 pm (livredor's time)
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.
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(no subject) - otterylexa (1/6/06 10:22 pm)
awroe: default
Date:January 7th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 07:26 pm (awroe's time)

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).
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sammee42: default
Date:January 9th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
4 days after journal entry, 04:08 pm (sammee42's time)

Hello livredor and FList!! :)

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.
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ajollypyruvate: Cunning
Date:January 13th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
7 days after journal entry, January 12th, 2006 09:41 pm (ajollypyruvate's time)

Oh, dear.


Uh, ok. Salient facts:

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.
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.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous) (11/16/06 07:48 pm)
livredor: teapot
Date:November 19th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
318 days after journal entry, 09:20 pm (livredor's time)
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.
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