Apr. 10th, 2012

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Apr. 10th, 2012 12:45 am
taelle: (Leningrad)
I have a cough. I am really tired of that damn cough.

In other news: this article about why poor people have the habits they have is fun and understandable, but. One thing threw me out of it.

This: "You're not buying the dryer because Sears is having their once a year "Get these fucking dryers out of our warehouse 50 percent off sale," but because the dryer that's been making that funny noise for a year and a half finally broke. You have to take the first one you see, at whatever price, because your wet clothes are sitting there getting moldy."

I mean, really? Someone who worries about spending 2 dollars more than necessary needs a dryer to dry their clothes? What are the clotheslines for? ... I can't figure out whether the writer actually doesn't know what he's talking about, or the US poor really have such peculiar ways of spending money.

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Apr. 10th, 2012 11:49 pm
taelle: (Default)
Dear world: I could really do with having _one_ health problem at a time. I'm just sayin'.


Also: am looking at someone presenting themselves as an expert in their particular hobby area when in actuality they maybe know a lot in one corner of it, but mix it up with being careless about facts - and know nothing at all in another corner of it, but still judging and trying to look all-knowing.

And thinking about how I am totally the reverse which is not always good - avoiding sounding authoritative 'cause what if I make a mistake, and being tentative even about things I know about. And also believing that other people's interests are cool and interesting and worthy, and mine are 'everybody knows that' or 'no one wants to know anyway'.

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