February 7th, 2003

little review

Poem for Friday

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Due to the weather, my husband could not go into work in the early hours, so this morning I woke up to nearly eight glorious inches. Of snow.

Unfortunately this means that my children have no school, which unfortunately means that they will have school on the day after what was originally intended to be the last day of school in June. And it means that I will be busy with snow-related entertainment today. Let's hope my son's sore throat is well and truly gone.

I read this marvelous contrelamontre Moulin Rouge fic by aerachnae last night. I highly recommend it.

From my dearest telesilla:

Congratulations! You're Aragorn!
Which Lord of the Rings character and personality problem are you?
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And a friends survey, gacked from tvillingar:

1. How often do you read your friends page? Two to three times a day, depending on how much free time I have while I'm at my computer.

2. Does it annoy you when people post too often? It's relative. Some people post several times a day, but they're short posts and the graphics and silly stuff are behind cut tags, so that doesn't bother me. There's only one person on my friends list who regularly leaves multiple long posts, and that person's a good enough friend that I don't care all that much.

3. How often is "too often"? I tend to be a 2-3 times a day but long posts kind of poster, so I don't really have a standard for short frequent posts. I guess 15+ times a day would seem like a lot.

4. Do you worry when particular friends don't post often enough? Some friends only post a few times a week, so I don't worry about them. If I don't hear from certain friends either on LJ or via e-mail in a 24-hour period I worry.

5. Do you read every word of every post on your friends page? Not always quizzes and surveys, especially if they're behind cut tags.

6. Do you religiously check what's behind any lj-cuts? No -- see above.

7. Do you use a reading filter? I don't even know how these work. I am still an LJ ignoramus in many ways.

8. What type of entry do you most like to read? Discovering great fic always makes me very happy. So do posts where people describe places they've been, art or theater they've seen, things I can't possibly get to because they're too far away from me. But I also just like to listen to what people think about life, religion, movies, TV, etc.

9. What type of entry makes you grind your teeth? Things that seem to be in secret code. Rants where the anger is clear but the subject and object of the anger are not. "I know something you don't"-type posts. "My friends and I all know something you don't"-type posts.

10. What type of entry sends you to sleep? None, just because if I start reading a post that really bores me, I skim and go on to the next one.

11. What type of entry would prompt you to defriend someone? Constant ranting about other people (political ranting is fine). Too many big pictures without cut tags. But it wouldn't ever be just one entry -- it would be an ongoing thing and I'd probably say something, unless it was someone I barely knew.