June 27th, 2002



I still have it. The teethcleaning was harder because of the headache. I am now at the cybercafe on Foothill and have just downed two excedrin migraines. This isn't a good sign. The teeth are clean, though.

live and learn and wonder

I subscribed to community promos so I could read about other communities. If the search program worked I wouldn't need to, but this way I do read about some odd things.

One new one is called reviewthereviewers. People can write about other LJers who review yet others' journals. In other words: there is a community called ljreview. LJers review the journals of fellow LJers in there. There is a scoring system that takes into account everything from the user's icons to what is in their bio to how the journal reads and if it is grammatically correct or not.

Anyone else can then take a look at the person who wrote the review and write a review about him or her. Based on a scoring system that is fairly elaborate.

In the first place, I find it really weird to be reviewing these journals. But once you accept that, I suppose it is only fair to find out more about who is doing the reviewing.

Some of the criteria for a "good journal" seem so out of touch with what a journal is - to me. Whether there are different fonts used in the bio...whether the entries are understandable to everyone...how cleverly the LJer's page is laid out. Many things that really have nothing to do with words or lives.

Am I saying no, put a stop to it? NO, of course not. I'm just trying to adjust my glasses.
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dance not

I have pretty much decided not to go to dance class tonight. The last three weeks have been frustrating to me, because I feel like I have been trying to pick up what others already know, and have been taught very little directly. I feel somewhat resentful about this. Then, I am feeling stressed, too much to do, worrying too much about things. It's funny. I usually feel pretty good after dance class but often feel less than good during. It would be a lot easier if I had a good partner. Someone who approaches it in a way similar to mine.

getting stuff done

I went to the printer to get estimates for the newsletter. Then off to the UVN thrift shop to donate a bag of clothes. Finally to Vons to drop off the two blazers Carolyn gave me. And home.

I am trying to fix my toaster. It is a fairly new Krups toaster that suddenly stopped working. It doesn't have the typical type heating elements. I am trying to find my way inside so I can see if there is an obvious break in the circuit. Sigh. I'd hate to have to give this nice toaster away. I haven't had it that long and it cost enough.

little irritations but...

The toaster is still under warranty. Just. I found the receipt. But the nearest service center is in Woodland Hills. Do I mail it or bring it in on the long way to Las Vegas? Makes more sense, probably, to ship it, unless I have other business down that way. But they don't reimburse me for shipping. It's fairly lightweight, shouldn't cost all that much. I think I can do this.


I am cooking some soup. I used my cheapie plastic mandolin to slice and shred carrots and onions and even some part of a green pepper (didn't do very well, that one), put them together with other ingredients I had around. I love the prep part of cooking. There is something very satisfying to me about it. I know people who run the other way if you suggest that they slice a few veggies, for example. Of course there are things I run the other way from. I have little patience with a lot of body things, like shaving my legs. I just want to be done with them, have trouble getting into the zone. But I can imagine it. And at times I do feel good when I am cleaning my face with face cleanser and putting on moisturizer. It does seem similar in a sense to the food prep. Face prep. I suppose we are made to get into that zone in many ways and we can, in a way, choose ours.