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[Jan. 8th, 2011|03:35 pm]
Nite Mirror
I told myself I'm going to start trying to post something here at least once a week. So here's my first of the once a week posts (No promises on if I actually stick to making a weekly post or not).

I really don't have much to say at the moment, but I'll catch ya all up with some randomness.

First thing, does anyone else have trouble with their friend pages here on LJ? When I go to mine it's like there are no line breaks in anyone's paragraphs -- ok, it isn't just like that, it is that. The paragraphs are all on a single line and I have to scroll to the right to read a paragraph that's more than 3 or 4 sentences long. It's a pain.

Next? Oh, I've been playing admin to my old pirate flag's forum. There's been a lot of spam accounts joining that I've been deleting/banning lately. It's funny. Sometimes that's a pain, and sometimes when I'm in a bad mood it's therapy to go and delete all the junk accounts.

I think I hit a limit with my Esperanto studies. I know I said one of my missions this year is being more social, and I think the next step in reaching my goal of becoming fluent in Esperanto is to find someone to practice with. My shyness is kicking in though. So far I've chickened out on contacting anyone about practicing Esperanto.

Hmm, what else is going on? Oh, while I'm going to focus on Esperanto through February, starting in April I plan on focusing on my tlhIngan Hol, and I see the head of the KLI (Klingon Language Institute) has started putting out little 5 minute podcast/lessons. I've been downloading and saving them for April when I start to focus on that language. I almost wish that he had waited till then to start those podcasts to match when I plan on going back to that language, but I know the beginning of the year is a more natural time for him to have started.

Hmm, I also have mixed feelings about my main mission of making this year better for me than previous ones. It seems the best way to do it is be a bit more anal retentive about planing a schedule for myself and sticking to it despite what else is going on. Although, I guess I need to be a bit more anal about some things if I am going to improve them.

Speaking of keeping to a schedule, Mom canceled out on me. We were going to go refrigerator shopping for her today, but between the bitter cold and her paid helper working today she decided it was better to put it off yet again.

Hmm, one last piece of randomness, then it's time I got going. I had developed a bit of a ritual in making instant coffee first thing when I wake up. Um, cutting to the chase (since I'm running out of time for writing this), I've switched back to electric drip coffee as of a couple days ago for my morning coffee.

[User Picture]From: charmere
2011-01-08 10:24 pm (UTC)
No, I'm not having any trouble with my friends' page. ;-) Try changing your format? Maybe the style you are using isn't compatible with your browser?

Thanks for doing the bk admin clean-up. Liberty Hull got hit hard the other day by a spammer on all the public forums. At least we just have users to delete.

You gotta get out of the cocoon, dude.

Glad to hear you are getting ready to get a fridge... spring for haul-away for the old one. ;-) It's worth it.
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2011-01-09 07:23 am (UTC)
It's mostly junk accounts, but I did delete a few nonsense posts of random words and one ad for Viagra that was posted on the forum too.

I had thought that the haul-away would be part of the delivery cost. Yeah, we'll definitely have to pay the extra for that if it's not part of the basic refrig buying/delivery package.

Hope you're feeling better, mia Ĉarmo.
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[User Picture]From: charmere
2011-01-09 01:19 pm (UTC)
Well, ya see, not everyone wants the old one hauled away. They might move it to the garage for a beer/drink fridge or just to have a back-up if it still runs.

And they can make more money that way... because there is usually a reclaim/dump fee they pay on the other end too.
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[User Picture]From: saintgeorge
2011-01-09 04:53 am (UTC)
I sometimes have similar trouble with my friends page, but whatever causes it resolves in 24 hours. So I just ignore the problem.

I understand your frustration with sticking to a routine. Here are some suggestions that may help you:


If you need someone to give your subconscious mind a good talking to, you could try these downloads:



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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2011-01-09 07:14 am (UTC)
Thanks for the links, Pat. :)

By coincidence, the first two links in the google search, zenhabits.net, is run by the same person whose e-book, Focus, I have been reading -- about the importance of having downtime and lessening distractions in one's life.

Hypnosisdownoads.com is in my bookmarks file too, but it's been ages since I visited that site.

Edited at 2011-01-09 07:24 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: saintgeorge
2011-01-10 06:23 am (UTC)
You might like visiting "Meditation Oasis" for free guided-meditation podcasts. (see here: http://www.meditationoasis.com/podcast/)

The podcasts probably do not address your specific needs but they can help to overcome resistance to new ideas, and that may help you to realize your goals.

Edited at 2011-01-10 06:25 am (UTC)
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