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    Barbarism and Decadence, Fuck Yeah.
  • Birthday 02/22/1987

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  1. Datepalm

    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    Yeah that's a good point... Usually the uppers go for me too, but these have been really great in all conditions in that regard and held on really well, until this.
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    How??? My favorite pair of shoes bit the dust yesterday when I realized I had worn an actual hole through the sole, and they're less than a year old. And almost- hiking boots (North Face!). I mean, I like walking, but I also wasn't like scaling the Alps in them. Aaaans they don't seem to have them in stock anywhere Ive looked anymore.
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    To Tweet Or Not To Tweet? That Is The Question!

    I have to admit my Twitter has been surprisingly useful. I'm fairly cautious about keeping it a mostly professional platform, but I've definitely made contacts through it and it does help sort of keep abreast of things in my particular niche.
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    Careerchat III

    Had a totally random encounter with someone at the next table at a cafe a few days ago who turned out to be working on something I could sort of contribute to a brainstorm on. They are a good bit more senior than me in this field, and apparently Linkedin is still a thing and is used both to check up on people and for actual recruitment purposes. I specifically asked whether they were serious about Linkedin because it sounds silly to me, but apparently not. This is in sort of international development type consulting stuff.
  5. The point is felt, and taken.
  6. “I am in the middle of it: chaos and poetry; poetry and love and again, complete chaos. Pain, disorder, occasional clarity; and at the bottom of it all: only love; poetry. Sheer enchantment, fear, humiliation. It all comes with love” ― Anna Akhmatova I feel very Slavic about these things lately, Carry on.
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    Vocabulary help

    I had the oddest thing in Uganda a few years back where different people - all speaking globally different varieties of English - kept using 'conniving' very seriously for situations that did not seem to justify being considered conniving. I wonder if its a particular regionalism.
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    Dating - I love the way you swipe

    Unfortunately the backstory of this thing is kind of...past that. We're into weird unhelpful manipulative something or other. Maybe its just a way to pick up research collaborators . I've had weirder professors.
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    Dating - I love the way you swipe

    Teasing, mostly, personal comments, reflections on character, habits and interactions, etc, all a bit sly and confrontational - I don't know about other people, but I don't talk like this to anyone I'm friends with (much less marginally senior colleagues) - but never crossing into anything really unequivocal? As far as I can tell, it seems to have been decided that we will just keep doing exactly this until one of us is dead. I seem to be into it, so I can't exactly complain. Although I will complain and almost certainly blow this up in some way sooner rather than later. Probably in November, just to put a date on it.
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    Dating - I love the way you swipe

    Text messages are the work of the devil and capitalism and we should all quit. As if we could. Case in point: careful silence vis a vis Mad Economist Guy for weeks (mine, his, who knows.) Short aside texted about a shift I want to make to the proposed methodology. My idea is better. He challenges it, I hold my ground, I win. An hour of deniably flirty texting ensues. Odd cupcake, that one. People who have met me - I mean, I have great hair. I have great tits. Don't I? I've been told I do. Seriously how does he manage to make intellectual exchanges so...dissatisfying? In other news, met a cute guy in a club/bar, like it's 1934 or something. Turns out to be a musician who owns the bar. My roommate knows him peripherally (or of him, anyway) and last she heard he has both a wife and a girlfriend. Erm. Well, she admits the news might be stale and we seem to be meeting up Friday for something (date? Networking? Who knows anymore. I'm tone deaf, so no help there) anyway. I leave in a week so I figure whatever. Practice.
  11. Datepalm

    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    It's all about the angles. I need water falling on me and I also need to not get my hair wet. Its a skill but its a perfectable one.
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    I took a 4.5 hour train yesterday that was packed...but several adjacent blocks of seats, inc. mine, were a large extended family with loads of small kids...on the one hand, it was pretty roomy because they were constantly rushing about and, well, are small. On the other hand... toddlers on a train. I think you could have stuck them in a hamster wheel and gotten there faster by the end of it.
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    Workable Socialism II : What is to be done?

    Having read Desmond's work, this is precisely the case he builds - it is in fact still very possible to be a slumlord by mobilizing state infrastructure and exploiting legal loopholes and he inherent precarities of the low-income population in a US city. He describes a constant - and utterly predictable - cycle of eviction precipitated by landlords.
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    Careerchat III

    ...are you sure those aren't synonymous?
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    I pity that robot, is all I'm saying.