Saturday, October 21
To keep my parents remotely happy about my writing, I decided to be a very nice daughter - yes, do agree here, if you're reading this - and show them something I'd written. Okay, so it was only a draft, and it was about family stuff, but yes, I managed to actually show them something. & I feel *good* about that.
There's more that needs to be said on this topic, though I am off now, to try and throw my headache away.
Thursday, October 19
- Those who start off with chat and never move onto having an interesting conversation.
- Those who start off with interesting conversation and move onto crap chat.
- Those who always maintain interesting conversation.
and then, there are those who constantly shivver between blips of interesting, decent easily-moving conversation, and the worst sort of chat where you don't actually feel the smallest drip of effort being put into the 'conversation'. The sort where idiosyncrasy is no where to be found, no matter how much effort you, personally, put in.
The question of why the fluctuation? is one which requires some steady conversing of ideas in my own mind, nevermind the other person's, or people's.
Two things seem obvious, and I don't wish to seem patronising at all by writing them here, but I need to so that you can track my thought.
A. The person is just making no effort, and can only make interesting conversation with a great exertion of effort.
B. The person is behaving so due to being in a group.
Largely - & this is one of the reasons I detest social psychology - people fit into group B. Clearly we all change so much about us when we're around other people, but the extent to which some people change is extremely unnerving. Especially when you've not seen them in a group situation before.
People in group A, who're constantly in that group, I pity. I mean, really, is it that difficult to be remotely interesting? (And no, this is not an open advertisement for you to all slag off my blog as crap, although of course, if you really do have a qualm with it, then say. Or anything else for that matter. I like getting comments, especially *interesting* ones.)
(This was due to a bout of struggle on MSN, struggle to get remotely interesting conversations. I've said it before, and not really done it, but this time, I think I shall: it's time to 1) cut the numbers on my MSN, and 2) use the lovely feature known to mankind of those who use MSN as that device which allows you to block people.
Alternatively, of course, I could just abandon it completely...)
Wednesday, October 18
Tuesday, October 17
Monday, October 16
Perhaps I could put 'Script of...' as the title, or, to be more illusive, 'Excerpt from script of...'?
Ideas welcome. Ideas needed.
Am in need of several things.
- own copy of To Kill a Mockingbird (to scribble wonderful things over)
- stamps, normal UK ones
- international stamps for letter for German friend (actually need to re-find letter though)
- to find bike lock. (So can practise using it, as James kindly explained to me, not something I think should really need explaining, but I did ask...)
- more sleep.
And I need to try and get my final MS edits done, plus drawings. Wish I could put drawings up.
I've tried to put pics up, but it doesn't work. Any advice anyone? Oh, and I want to edit the blog links, as well, although that link seems to be down at the moment, so perhaps in a couple of days...
(Think I did say that not everything on this would be relevant to anything, and that most would be irrelevant. If not, I have now, so don't complain.)
Sunday, October 15
I know I'm going to get through the pack of DIY postcards swiftly. A ridiculously expensive buy from the Tate (£3, I think), but just the paper itself is gorgeous. Another trip to Paperchase is required soon...