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March 12th, 2008
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Comfort zoning
I approve of the latest meme going around:
"Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it."

... but I'd feel a bit guilty jumping up and asking for suggestions. I'm already maintaining a back-burner commitment to cover these big topics over the next whenever. And my free time is going to be disappearing as the month goes on, in between filing our taxes and starting a two-week contracting job.

So let me tweak the meme in a way that requires far less immediate effort:

Do I have any old friends-locked posts that struck you as especially profound or worthy of broader distribution? Challenge my comfort zone by prodding me to expose those thoughts to a wider audience.

The best way to sift back through my old posts is probably to look by topic; I've been pretty good about tagging my posts. Alternatively, give a brief description in comments and I can do a keyword search through my LJArchive database.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 14th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
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from your old journal:
January 5, 2003 ... From the weirdness magnet department:

You think your day was freaky?

I had a unicorn surgically removed.
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Did you ever get round to explaining that?

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"Yesterday upon the stair
I met a man who wasn't there."
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From:baxil
Date:March 19th, 2008 08:18 am (UTC)
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Might have, on the old Tlands forums, but of course those are lost to time now. So let me give the nickel version ...

I (still) do a fair amount of magic work, among which is interacting with various non-incarnate beings (let's just say "spirits"). A long time back, when a then-friend of mine was on the brink of death, I agreed to save his life by getting his soul more or less grafted onto mine. He slowly recovered, but I ended up hopping around the universe for a while and the folks that did the work had some trouble catching up to me.

Cue 2003, after having been caught up to. After we woke Savi up and dealt with the timesharing for a year or two, we finally confirmed he'd healed up enough to be okay out on his own again, and I/we went under the metaphorical knife to become more-or-less separate entities again.

*shrug* Not as mysterious and cool-sounding with all the context in, which is why I phrased it as I did. The ultimate purpose of sharing my journal with others is to entertain and/or illuminate -- I've never demanded that anyone accept all the things that I believe; and I'd rather talk about my experiences in a way that even readers who don't share my background can get a good story out of what I write.

(Icon's a picture of Savi, btw.)
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