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Done with work, showered, and I'll get dressed soon and go be useful. Figured I'd say hi to the humans, first. And the rest of y'all, too.

Got my letter sent off to my landlady about midnight last night; found a response from her in my snailmail box when I got back from work. I figure to put off reading it 'til noon; while it's *possible* it contains an apology and an agreement on terms, I rather doubt it. I hope to be surprised, but in the meantime I've got work to do.



Laundry
Write Case Information Statement for divorce attorney
Mail credit report to bankruptcy attorney
Write Gabe (#2 Son) about his dance career
Write Zack (#1 Son) about careers in general, and the Art of Living.
Get a haircut
Call DSI about a possible day job, which I might be needing soon.
Call Walden and find out if I'm admitted to grad school
Take Gabe to his dance class
Edit: Add Call MacCare about the laptop not booting
Fall down go boom.
(Does anyone know if it's possible, and if so, how, to have an *entry* be public, but have the LJ-cut be Friends Only?)



The thing I hate most about the Boosh Era is that the assumption that might makes right and money makes right have become endemic values in the popular culture. My landlady's a good example; she's an ex-civil-rights activist, and has a lifelong history of being on the side of the Little People until she became a landlady. Now, suddenly, everything is about "her" money, whether it's actually hers or not.

The problem of my own I most need to work on is the rage fits. I haven't *opened* the letter from the landlady; there's no need or reason to get upset about it before I know what it says, and I can't keep myself from pounding my head in anticipated frustration anyway. Breathing exercises work, but only for as long as I'm doing them, plus a minute or two if I keep 'em up long enough. I need to find a way to make the rage Not Happen.

And I need to go be useful. Encouragement would be appreciated; send pictures of dogs doing circus tricks if you've got any. Or pictures of yourself doing circus tricks, for that matter. Or a kind word, or a mixed salad.

best,

Joel. With raspberry vinaigrette dressing.


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Open the letter already and see if you have anything to be enraged *about*. It's much easier not to feel like a fruitcake when you're justifiably angry.

Ordinarily a good idea, but until I have a better way of calming myself down I don't want to read it 'til some of my support crew in California are awake. I need to get things done now; reading the letter can wait 'til lunchtime. Then if I've been being an idiot, I can write a post about what it feel like to act like an idiot.

best,

Joel

you're very docile in person; want to get lunch today or tomorrow?

you're very docile in person; want to get lunch today or tomorrow?

Yeah; I think that docility is one of my main problems. Don't see a quick and easy way to break out of it as yet, though.

Lunch is a marvelous idea; I'm about to go over to the HP Public Library to get some work done. Call me on my cell when you're on your way over. I don't know if Sultan Sushi is takeout only or if they have a place to sit, but they're around the corner from the library.

best,

Joel

she's an ex-civil-rights activist, and has a lifelong history of being on the side of the Little People until she became a landlady. Now, suddenly, everything is about "her" money, whether it's actually hers or not.

Because, as the song goes, "It's true, money changes everything."

If you want to protect something, why not make two posts?

If you only want one post to show, here's a suggestion.

1) Make a post of the private information, lock it friends-only, and backdate it by a year.
2) Make another, public post. Perhaps behind a cut, put a link in it to the locked one. Your friends can follow the link, others can not.

You know how to make a link of this sort, yes?

Re: Behind the cut

Why bother backdating it?

Re: Behind the cut

So it doesn't show up separately in anyone's friends list.

I'm guessing that since the cut was "To Do list, for those who are interested..." that this may have been part of the question. That is, two posts is easy to do, but since that wasn't suggested, why not? While it's possible polydad hadn't though of it, I'm guessing it's because A) the posts are related somehow, and B) it's not important enough to have two separate posts show up on someone else's friends list.

If you put up a backdated post a year ago, it will pretty much only show up in a calendar view. Since it's locked, it won't show up in a search engine, so it's concealed from all but the most dedicated manual search, and anyone who could find it is allowed to read it anyway.

I'm very behind on the reading of blogs, wanted to pop in and offer a kind word. Sounds like you need it.

Here is a link to a picture of my daughter doing a silly scream when she was really little....

1991Emma Shrieks!

My thanks for both the thought and the picture. How big is your daughter now? My younger son is now 12, and his body is obviously planning to spring puberty on him any minute now, and I'm still remembering chasing a four-year-old across the park.

best,

Joel

Emma will be 15 in November, I still remember cracking up at her when she was about 2 and a half saying 'mesopotamia'! lol

Kind word and Happy Thursday.

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