I just realized that I got cut from someone's journal. I should have known, that person updated with some frequency. Still saddens me, I thought I had commented a bit (by my standards of commenting) but I suppose it wasn't enough.
When people do cuts, one of the reasons most often given is that there is nothing in common. I personally don't see that as a good reason. Valid, sure. But not good. For I am ever learning. There are lives that I have nothing in common with, but that does not mean I don't want to hear about them or learn from them. A few of the people I friended have kids. I don't have kids. I don't live in England. I don't go to school. But I like hearing your experiences because it's fun and important to you, and I like learning about you. I may have nothing obvious in common with you, but that doesn't make me want to learn about you any less. I like learning about people. I live my life one way knowing that no one lives exactly the same way, and I like to learn about and acknowledge those differences.
I think I'm getting a little bit better on posting comments, though sometimes I can't even find the right words and giving a typical answer seems unnecessary. To say something just to say something. That's why I don't mind that a lot of people don't comment on my posts. They aren't interesting anyway. I went to work and...... I have a dog. Weeeee! No, I don't get all bitter when no one comments, and to be honest I find it a little strange when people expect a comment from everyone. Most of my friends post monthly and never comment. Such is life. But on a sidenote, I do appreciate you, lemmingpie , for giving me so many warm comments. I think you give me the most and they are fun to read. I've gotten lots of comments recently. Anything over 0 is a lot for me haha. I suppose I could do a friend's cut since a lot of people don't comment on my posts, but eh. I'm lazy and I don't care. I don't unfriend people.
And you may now think I'm bitter. I'm not mad. Not having anything in common is a reason. I just don't like it as a reason.
Now on to the day. Same old, same old. ALMOST finished with The Chronicles of Narnia. Honestly, I think making The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe into a movie will be a bigger success than any of the others. Although I do like The Magician's Nephew and think it would be a fun movie too. Next up will be Al Franken's newest book. The man cracks me up, I can't help it.
Also saw George Carlin's standup the other night. I used to think he was a little lewd. But now... God he's just so damn funny. One of his rants was about abortion, which I loved. Pro-choice. And he also talked about gay marriage, and how it was a solution to abortion. How can the Catholic Church be opposed to both? Hehe, we have to watch that again.
My parents are funny. When I told them I wanted to take a year off of school (I think this started about half a year ago) they totally flipped out. My mother NEVER took a break between her numerous degrees, and my father went right into law school after he graduated from college. I think they were afraid I'd drop like my younger cousins have, just at a later time. That obviously is not the case, as I have this lovely job. But my mother plowed ahead and printed up information about a counseling psychology graduate program at SCU. She's a funny one. At least the applications aren't due until April for the Fall. But I have to take the GRE again. And I can't mess it up this time. I have three months. This time I'm nailing this test in the ass.
I have to remember to go through Grandma's recipes when I get home. She has recipes for banana nut bread and zucchini bread and pumpkin bread. Mmm. I'd better start baking again. I'll start shipping those suckers out.
I think both of my bosses are out today. Time to start relearning vocabulary again.