I got my midterm grade for 223 yesterday. 75+10 extra credit. I'm happy because most people got C's or lower, but I'm a bit pissy because I knew I could've aced that thing if I bothered to go to class or read over the notes a little more. Que lastima! Que horror! Que lio!
I'm still in a bit of a rut with the 207 lab. Hopefully, I'll figure out what exactly is confusing me, or Graham or Gen will be able to 'splain to me how things are. ha.
Dear lord. I think they finally fixed the wall clocks in here. What? The lab is no longer the timeless room of death? Huh?
I'm going to be home this weekend. Yay for Easter and Whatnot. If anyone's in the hood, you people should go to Playhouse Lanes on Saturday, where I'll be
Mike and Bitner are definitely living with us next year. Yaaaay. :)
1. your live journal "user name" & what it means:
Those are my initials.
No, Mike. My name is not Chester Peter Parker Meyers. Really.
2. on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) how well does your livejournal represent who you actually are?
That's a bit dodgy. I used to write pretty much whatever was on my mind, but for the past year or so, I've been mindful of what I write, since most of the people I know do read this.
3. how much about your life do you post to lj?
Not much, nowadays. I don't think I live such an exciting life, so I only write when I'm particularly bothered by a topic or if something I think is interesting happened.
4. is there anything you refuse to post about?
I refuse to write anything bad about anyone who could at some point read this journal. In general, I try to stay away from talking behind people's backs. It's not good for the karma.
5. on a scale of 1-10 how interesting do you think your lj is?
Ha. -1549324. :) I freely admit I'm boring. In fact, I tote it around like a badge! Mwa!
6. from who/how did you find out about lj?
I found the site itself by accident, and by looking around I stumbled upon froggidyke's journal. I didn't know her too well, but I had a few classes with her and was intrigued. Normally I sign up for stuff and forget about it the next day. For some odd reason, I stuck with this one.
7. has anyone ever joined lj because of you?
Yes, although most of the people I gave codes to no longer update.
First, I got Amy (paininbutt) to get one which prompted Skeezy Shaun (radiantdecay) to get one as well.
When I got to Temple, I gave a code to Ben (bbfrombkln), who lived next door to me. His roommate, the infamous Mike (duckssaymip) wanted one shortly afterwards. After Mike got one, Susan (qsical) and Jess (justjesstu) wanted one.
Around then, Jill (sillyjilly01) wanted one too, but she only updated a few times. :(
Then, I started writing Friends-Only stuff for a while, so I had to get Laura Kane (penguinangel), Aymon (tomas360), and Diane (miyax) journals, since they were reading in anyways. Laura was the only one out of them who didn't go on and write regularly afterwards. That makes sense, though, because she's a FreeOpenDiary kid.
Over the summer, I gave Laura Brown (lauraannb72), some random person who went to my high school, and Hollie (julietbelle codes to start their own journals.
Since the school year has started, I've spread the disease to both Ryan Sharkey (regression) and Jackie (threetoedcharli).
There are a few other people I gave codes out to, but I never bothered to read their journals, so I'm not going to bother listing them.
8. what proportion of your posts are friends only?
Not sure. A while ago, I marked all of my posts before a certain date private. Most of my current posts are public.
Although I'm massively disorganized, I like catagorising things, so on a rainy day I might go back and catagorise those older posts into friends groups.
9. what is your favorite interest on lj?
What do I find most interesting about LJ, or what listed interest do I like the most? Obviously, if it's the latter, I have to tie with 'chicken marsala', because it totally rawks, and "gettin' it regular", because starlalily1979 started that campaign.
10. Has anything on lj ever caused you to establish, rethink, or even change your belief or position on something?
I have two types of beliefs: those I am stuborn about, and those I am open minded to the point of wishy-washyness. In the latter case, certainly. In the former, never.
11. how often do you respond / comment on other peoples journals?
Irregularly at best. I don't like saying something unless if I have something to add, and I rarely do. This is especially true of 'This is how my day went' postings of people I don't see on a daily basis. And if I do see them on a daily basis, why not just talk to them or call them about it? :)
I do like comments from people, though, so I try to return the favor to other people.
12. do you prefer to write in your journal, read other journals?
Since I've become more reserved, I would say reading other people's journals, especially of people I've met briefly but not in too much depth. I guess I'm weird. I enjoy the fact that no matter how boring someone is, they have a 'story', and it's interesting how one story can interlace with so many different ones. A prime example of this was back on 9-11, if you went to a major community like lj_dev and look at their friends page, you could see over 800 people from all sorts of walks of life all talking about the same thing.
13. have you ever had something mean said to you or been stalked, harassed, or got into an argument/flame war on lj (or did it to someone else)?
No. Online drama is stupid, at best.
14. have you ever banned someone from your journal?
Not as far as I know.
15. who are your favorite lj friend(s) and why?
This is a really unfair question, because if I list someone as a friend, I think of it more as a subscription to their journal. They produce something on a regular basis that I find interesting. That being said..
duckssaymip, starlalily1979, tomas360, theresan.
I have known all of these people for at least half a year and see them on a regular basis. Enough said.
jwz, brad, evan, revjim, diveintomark, catch2002, sayceman.
These people tend to write intelligent material that I find interesting on a semi-regular basis at least.
These people are just plain interesting.
butterflyme, exitleft, regression, singinbribbitt, supacheex.
I think everyone has a few people that they know in passing, who they don't know all that well, but seem to be really interesting cool people. I consider all of these people to fall under that catagory for me.
16. how many of your LJ friends have you actually met?
Hm. 36 out of 57 non-communities or 70 total.
17. of all of the people on lj you know of, who is the most like you?
My first guess would be Aymon. Feel free to disagree, though.
18. why are you most likely to add someone to your friends list?
I know them, or they write something interesting.
19. do you automatically add friends to your journal if they add you first?
20. what is the most likely reason you wouldn't add someone to your friends list?
They're boring and/or write in a way that hurts my eyes and brain.
21. is your "significant other" on lj?
No significant other, although both of my previous SO's do have journals.
22. have you ever wanted to meet someone on lj?