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03 January 2002 @ 01:05 pm
Things i learned or had reinforced at new years  
I am asocial and acultural.

Leroa and Some_Kitten and Shawkial are very nice. The host of the party was pretty cool too.

It's fun making people think you're weird by going out in 20 degree (Farenheit) weather in shorts and a t-shirt =)

I'm much better at dealing with one or two people at a time than with large groups. A slightly larger group seems to work out okay if i know the people in it better than average (by my standards) but even that can still get a little stressfull. However a large group is better than no group at all.

I seem to have a survival mode when under stress in which i don't sleep much and don't eat much, but don't seem to feel any ill effects. Of course when i got home i found that i now weigh 185 pounds instead of the 175 from before christmas, so perhaps it involves a low-metabolism, which would account for the little food, and would be a bad side effect.

That's not my only reaction to stress, but other than the possible weight gain it's a pretty good one.

It's nice to have a lot of people around who are at least willing to spend time hanging out with me. I wish i had a more similar social background though so i could get along with them better.

One type of stress can distract from another type of stress, but that's not a good long term solution to things.

I got to try lots of cool new games. Fred, Martian Chess, Chez Geek, The Big Idea. I missed out on Cosmic Encounters because there was other more interesting stuff going on, and i have my own copy of the game (which i haven't actually played yet =) although i've been told that the new version isn't as good.

I also missed out on Hitchhiker Mao(sp) for the same reason, although in that case the choice wasn't really a matter of question at all. I was already under enough social stress, why make it any worse by intentionally adding artificial stress?

The stairs there are dangerous. I managed to ram my chest into one of the square sticky out things on top of the corner posts, which hurt, but wasn't serious. Shawkial however managed to trip on another set of stairs and cut open her foot and got a piece of bone chipped off =(

She said it was probably cause she was wearing socks and the stairs were dusty. I was the one responsible for sweeping those stairs before the party. I thought that i got all the dust off, but maybe i didn't =(

Shawkail said that Gwri and i were being obnoxiously helpful on the way home from the part (all three of us had the same flight(s) back) I guess i would rather be obnoxiously helpful than obnoxiously unhelpful. Or more generally, i'd rather be seen as incompetent than as uncaring.

Check your tires when you get back from a long trip. Luckily someone at the airport when i went back to get Shawkial and Gwri noticed the flat tire that i hadn't.

There's probably a lot more, but that's what's floating around in my head right now.
 
 
 
Leora: selfleora on January 3rd, 2002 03:28 pm (UTC)
Don't feel at all guilty about the stairs... they're just dangerous. It's not even the dust, it's the design and the wood. As V said, he used to try to tell people, don't walk around just in socks, it's slippery, but people kept replying with, oh no, I do it all the time, I'm fine - and he gave up.

Myself and my SO have both learned to take those stairs very carefully because they're not very ergonomic. I often do choose to avoid them and use the others.

It's the first real accident I've seen related to them, but it's certainly not your fault. I think when V gets the house, I will strongly suggest he put down one of those pretty rug-like runner things that doesn't totally cover the wood. So the middle part is more walkable and the edges of the wood still show, as it is pretty.

I'm really glad it wasn't worse than it was.
Catbirdcatbird on January 6th, 2002 11:07 am (UTC)
*hug* I'm sure none of it was your fault.