thehumantrampoline:

So as some of my friends may have heard, we are moving out of state before the end of the month, since after losing my job we can’t afford next month’s rent and it’s just not feasible to try to get to our feet in a place with such high cost of living. Funds are a little short, so I’m offering TAROT READINGS–simple questions for $3, Celtic crosses (which are good overall life situation readings) for $5. A hell of a deal! You can message me on here, or e-mail me at AnsleyLC@gmail.com. Reblogging helps too! Thanks you guys

Digital Intimacy

mortalityplays:

  • knowing when your friend is out of the house, because their phone capitalises their messages
  • noticing they’re down because that was the wrong emoticon
  • lol vs lmao vs hahaha vs ahaha
  • subtly wrapping your schedule around the edges of timezones on the other side of the world
  • conversations that play out over a week because you’re both perpetually idle but you want to know how they’re doing
  • not being able to wake up for an alarm, but leaping halfway across the house for the message alert you’ve been waiting for

  • talking to the same person about different topics in three conversations simultaneously
  • knowing when your friends have been spending time together because they start to type alike 
  • watching them start and stop typing over and over and not interrupting, because this must be important

eirenical:

I canNOT believe I got that presentation finished.  O_O

(OK, I still have to finish the actual powerpoint, but the outline is done and that was the hard part.)

Now I just need to make it to work on time.

*glances at clock*  *sweats*

So, joke’s on me.  Turns out that this was like… the best birthday I’ve had in a really, really long time.  ^_^  One thing that helped was that I stayed the fuck off Facebook.  Another thing that helped was that I was out and busy all day, so I didn’t have time to dwell on how stressed and upset my birthday usually makes me.  Another thing that helped is that one of my classmates heard it was my birthday and immediately decided she was taking me out to dinner (her treat) after class.  And we had SUCH an amazing time.  So, that was awesome.  ^_^

I mean… at the risk of sounding pathetic, for the past 20 years, all I have EVER wanted for my birthday was for a friend to hang out with me.  Get dinner, see a movie, WHATEVER, just hang out with me for a couple of hours (preferably without me having to be the one to suggest it, but I wasn’t going to be picky about it).

…what can I say?  I set the bar low.  😛

ANYWAY, this was EXACTLY what I meant.  It was her idea – she invited me – and we just went and had dinner and hung out and talked for a couple of hours.  ^_^  So I am a VERY happy chibi right now.

(Also I totally rocked the stat final AND did pretty well on my presentation.  So that didn’t hurt!  ;D  Also, my students sang happy birthday to me and it was kind of adorable.  ^_^  ALSO, about the presentation – the friend I went out with was sitting next to a former teacher of ours (whom I really admire and want to have on my dissertation committee) and our current teacher during the presentations.  Apparently when I was done, our current teacher leaned over to our former teacher and said, “She is REALLY GOOD!  :D”  And our former teacher said, “I know!  She really is!  :D”  And that was kind of amazing to hear.  ^_^  Yeah, apparently I kicked ass with that presentation even though _I_ thought I was scattered and rushed and all over the place.  O_o;;;  BUT WHAT DO I KNOW??  XD)

Anyway, a great time was had by all and I’m going to answer birthday messages now.  ^_^  Thanks for listening!  ^_^

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YOU.  ^_^  I think you may have been the first person ever to call me “senpai” in any context and I honestly still don’t know what I did to earn that level of regard from you, but holy cow, I hope I’m living up to it.  The truth is that I admire you SO MUCH.  You have this amazing work ethic and drive to improve yourself and I wish I had a little more of that in me.  (Little secret: half the time that my therapist tells me I’ve done a really good thing for myself, or developed a good habit, it was a result of me asking myself what you would do in that situation.  ^_~)  I know things haven’t been easy for you this year, but I feel like I’ve been watching you grow in leaps and bounds, both in skill and in comfort level and personally, and I hope you see the things I see, because I am SO DAMNED PROUD OF YOU, and how far you’ve come, that it makes me tear up, sometimes.  You are an AMAZING person and another person who I feel is a bit of a kindred spirit and I’m so glad I know you!  *hugs*  ^_^