July 21st, 2001

scotto monkeypulse

word of the day - eremite

eremite \ER-uh-myt\, noun:
A hermit, especially a religious recluse.

He is in the private cave of his freedom, an eremite, a solitary; he orders his mind as he pleases.
--Cynthia Ozick, "Writers Domestic and Demonic" New York Times, March 25, 1984

Eremite derives from Late Latin eremita, from Greek eremites, "living in the desert," from eremia, "desert," from eremos,"lonely, solitary, desolate."
scotto monkeypulse

I'm Back!

Well, it was rather grey out, but watching the sun come up was nice, regardless.I was surprised at how cool the water was... last time, it was warmer than air. Bad day for surfers, no waves, good day for waders. :) I plunked my head below the surf briefly, but only swam a little bit.. maybe for a half hour or so.

I just popped out of the shower, get the salt more than beach-shower rinsed off. It's nice to be back at the house... I could almost go back to bed... but I'll stay up a bit. I can fool around a bit, have a few low end chores to do, but for the most past, this weekend's going to be about relaxing, and unwinding a bit. I'm off to a good start.

I was hoping that the elbo-room cam was pointed out to sea, but no such luck. Perhaps later in the day. Looking like it's going to be a thunderstormy weekend.
scotto monkeypulse

Friend's list peskiness.

Here's the thing.

Reasons for Scotto to trim his friend's list.

1. If the person posts stuff I think will get me in trouble at work. (Nudity, porn links without warning or such)
2. Excessive foul language (seeing f-this and f-that f-the other)
3. Nothing in common, or we never talk
4. My List is too big, and I had to trim somewhere.
5. General Mean-spiritedness
6. I Never see posts in the journal anymore
7. I see 10000 one-line posts in a journal, I'll generally remove them, because it hampers my ability to read the rest of the folks I link to.

I've gone past my limit of reading again, and broken my rule of 'add one, remove two' links. It hurts, because there are a lot of nice people out there, but I simply just cannot keep up with everybody. most of my trimming is due to reasons number 1-4.

My goal is never to hurt someones feelings, and even when I do trim my list, I'll probably go back every now and then to peek and catch up, when I get a chance to catch a breath. I hope I don't hurt anyone's feelings during this process.

That being said, I'm *still* trying to trim my list further down. I don't know what I'm a-gonna do about this.
scotto monkeypulse

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Hey! Like polls, but hate writing them out?

http://www.livejournal.com/poll/create.bml is a poll creator. :) This will be my test of same.

Poll #2324 Would you rather ?

What should I make first in my new oven?

Cookies!
12(42.9%)
Lasagna!
6(21.4%)
Muffins!
0(0.0%)
Banana Bread!
9(32.1%)
A pie!
1(3.6%)

Something else? What, pray tell?



Looks good to me!