About This Blog
A blog about my life, universe, etc. At any given time you might find something endlessly interesting or just me ruminating on something else, which no one (not even myself) finds interesting. That's the way blogs go, I suppose. Anyway, I was eleventh in line, and you weren't. Hah!
Scripture of the Moment 2 Nephi 2:27 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.
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-- If I mention something that's been published and is still available on the Internet, I will link to it. Well, if I know it's there, anyway.
-- Once I've posted something, I will not make substantive changes to the body of the post. Any changes will be noted with an "EDIT" tag at the bottom of the post in question, or will be noted in a subsequent post. Typos, stylistic errors, and link updates will occur, without time limit (though if it's been a while, I'll let you know). If I really really regret a post, it's likely I'll post about cats or something for a while in pennance. You've been warned.
-- If I find something through the efforts of another blogger (in fact, of anyone I can link to), I'll credit them with a link (the style of such a link is pretty much up to my mood, so don't expect consistency in that area).
-- My comment policy is listed below.
I like comments, and I'll keep them activated. HOWEVER, if you want to start a flamewar, go somewhere else. If you want to get me to start arguing with you about Ohio State vs. Michigan, whether Mormons are Christian, how stupid being spoiler free is, or pretty much anything else inflamatory (inflamatory is in the eye of me in this case -- if you don't trust my judgement, too bad), go somewhere else. All links to pornography, all instances of vulgar language, and anything else I don't think is appropriate for my sisters, brother, neice, and nephew to see (ages 1-18), or quite frankly appropriate for ME to see, will be edited as I see fit (probably with links to something else, or alternate words, or what have you). All spam comments, including blatant off-topic self-promotion, will be deleted. If you've been banned, feel free to email me; if you're uncivil, please know that I'm interested in finding out exactly how many people I can add to my killfile without bringing my processer speed to zero, and don't mind using your address in my experiments. I reserve the right to delete and/or ban anyone I want. If you need to say it that badly, go get your own blog. They're free, you know.
A Note About Chatting and Emails
I'm not what you would call an extremely social or extraverted person. As a matter of fact, I tend to test 100% introvert on Myer-Briggs and other personality profile tests. Therefore, please be aware that most of the time, if I don't already know you (either in person or through weeks/months/years of email contact) the chances are I won't be very talkative if you IM me. I like having a long time to consider what I say, and that goes double for what I say to total strangers. Please don't think me scary, rude, hateful, or even just someone in a perpetual bad mood, if chat efforts are unsuccessful. Quite frankly, it's probably better for you to go find someone else to chat with, unless you have something significant to say. And if it's that important, you should probably email me. Which reminds me to let you know now that if you do choose to email me, it might be days, weeks, months, years, or never before I email you back. It takes a lot of energy for me to come up with replies to random inquiries from strangers, and most of the time there's something I'd rather be doing instead. Your understanding is appreciated. I'm not saying don't try, I'm just saying -- have minimal expectations, okay? Thanks. Oh, and if you DO know me, don't treat this statement as an excellent excuse not to talk to me. You know who you are.
REMINDER ABOUT CONTACTING ME: If you want, for any reason, to contact me, please use the following resources:
-- First, my regular email address (email@example.com), my ISP sometimes eats the email but the account gets checked 2-3 times daily. I always post on my blog and here when I realize that the email route has been blocked.
-- Second, my home phone number (email if you want it); though I never ever answer the phone, I can hear any messages from my room and if you get through, and I'm here, you'll get a return call. Unless you're asking for money, of course.
-- Third, my cell phone number (again, email); this thing is almost never on, but sometimes it is, and it has voicemail. I'm trying to check it more often, honest.
-- Fourth, the message boards. I check these a few times a week.
-- Fifth, my alternate email addresses (lloannna at yahoo, netzero, and juno), which are checked less frequently.
-- Sixth, try and see if I'm on ICQ. I'm usually invisible because otherwise I get 20-30 unsolicited "hi, want to talk" messages daily. No, I will not cyber with you, and don't be shocked if you get a message saying "who are you and why are you contacting me?" if your username isn't familiar.
-- Seventh, snail mail. Slow but extremely reliable.
Please also remember that there are at least four extenuating circumstances, which often (regularly) screw up my plans. High on the list are: my dad is extremely sick and I have to do stuff for him; my stepmother is evil and orders me to do stuff randomly at inappropriate times/times that conflict with stuff I've already said I'd do; I no longer have any good times to take showers and what have you, so they end out getting stuffed into times I might have said I'd be doing something else. Also, I hate -- HATE -- telephones. There's a much better chance of me answering the phone if you email me first saying "answer the phone when I call." No, I'm not kidding. I started the calendar year with 300 cell phone minutes, and am down to 85, mostly thanks to three or four days at DL and a lot of confusion and "hey, let's call such-and-such now."
All of that stuff above also means that sometimes I may fully plan to be in my car driving to Hollywood at 3:30pm, with the cell phone on, but will be unable to actually follow through. Remember how I said people would have to bear with me, because of all that stuff going on in my life? Me being slightly less reliable than usual is part of that. I swear I'll be more punctual and such when my life isn't like this anymore. posted by Sarah at 5:59 AM. |