February 16th, 2004

my name is nobody

people.

almost all the people i'm friends with right now are pretty easy to get along with. or at least, for Me to get along with. i like that. i'm not sure if it's just that we click, or that some people just have a knack for making others feel valued and secure. it seems like there's some people who can have 50 friends and make every one of them feel special, and others who can have only two close friends and still manage to make them both feel lousy or somehow mess up both situations. i think a lot of it has to do with paying attention to the person you're with when you're with them, and not always acting like you'd rather be with somebody else.
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LiveJournal Use Poll

Recently I've talked to some people on here about how they use their LJs or why they're on LJ as opposed to doing something else, like just calling people on the fone instead. This made me curious, so I made a poll to find out more. Please fill it out if you have the time.

Please note:
- Check as many boxes as apply for each question.
- You don't have to be on my f(r)iends list to fill out the poll, feel free to hit it if you're just passing through.
- I set it up so no one but me could see your answers, because I know some people's journals are really personal to them and I wanted people to feel comfortable answering. If you want to comment publicly, put it in the Comments section to this post.

Thanks!


Poll #249480 How do YOU use Livejournal?

Main reason(s) why I post on LJ (Select as many as apply)

To think about things and focus my thoughts
0(0.0%)
To have discussions and easily get other people's perspectives
0(0.0%)
To talk to friends and keep them updated on my life - LJ is easier for me than calling them, etc.
0(0.0%)
To meet new people or talk to people who aren't already my friends
0(0.0%)
To express myself creatively and let the world know who I am
0(0.0%)
To VENT and let my feelings out
0(0.0%)
For fun/ entertainment/ boredom relief
2(6.2%)
I don't know, never thought much about it
0(0.0%)
My good friends are on here so I figured I'd join them
0(0.0%)
Other (explain in comments)
1(3.1%)

I like to post about the following. (Select as many as apply. Note, this is what you like to POST yourself, not what you like to read)

My own views on politics or other subjects
0(0.0%)
What's been going on in my day/ my life, rarely getting too personal (or filtering heavily if I do)
0(0.0%)
What's been going on in my day/ my life, up to and including some pretty personal stuff
1(3.1%)
My feelings - how I'm feeling, happy/sad, how I'm growing and changing as a person, etc.
0(0.0%)
People/ activities I'm interested in - favorite bands, shows, events, hobbies
0(0.0%)
Subjects that I'm seeking advice on, like my love life, how to handle a problem at work, etc.
0(0.0%)
Subjects I'd like to discuss and find out how other people think/feel
0(0.0%)
Venting. Just getting out what I feel, if you don't like it too bad.
0(0.0%)
Personal notes to my friends so we can talk to each other on here and goof around.
0(0.0%)
Creative stuff - essays, humor, poems, art - that others might like, relate to, or be entertained by.
0(0.0%)
Fun stuff - jokes, silly news stories, funny links, AIM conversations etc.
0(0.0%)
Other (explain in comments)
0(0.0%)
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rod the rodent wins round one

Well, Our Friend The Mouse apparently was the stunt man for Mousion: Impossible because he managed to lick all the peanut butter off the spring trap last night without setting it off. Conversation today went something like this:
"I thought you said you baited this trap with a blob of peanut butter."
"I did."
"Um, well, the trap is in place, no poops, nothing disturbed, only there's no peanut butter anywhere. Not a speck. I don't suppose peanut butter evaporates?"

(Later, back at the ranch, upon viewing the scene of the crime, carefully left intact so as not to disturb the "evidence":)
"Wow! It's like the peanut butter was just...vacuumed up!"

At this point Mr. Engineer decided to demonstrate the springiness of the trap to me and ended up catching his finger in it. (I knew that was going to happen.) We have adjusted the peanut butter tolerance by several millimeters and will provide a status update tomorrow. I know you're all waiting with BAITED breath.