Yeah, I don't think I have that type of crowd. If I only had seven entries and did, I don't know what I'd feel like.
Are you using the word "guys" inclusively? ;P
Well, technically it's a Butch Cassidy riff. But I'll cop to her having a much broader bisexual swathe of crushdom than I do.
I think. I mean, maybe the Unnamed Forty are all guys, terrified of my latent homo-hating. Who knows?
I think some of them might be girls who get unconsciously transported back to junior high with the word "crush" and think they shouldn't confess, since that's part of the "game".
Having Ferrett post links gets a lot of hits, but it is the quality that keeps you there. The 'Most Embarassing' post had me laughing and cringing at the same time, and even my wife, who usually regards LiveJournal as boring whining, liked it a lot. Given your daughter's high school antics, it is hard to predict what she will accomplish, but her writing is excellent.
I read susitna
's user info before any of her entries, and I thought she might feel weird about all sorts of people adding her just because of her parents. But then I read her entries, and I understood. She's a damn fine writer.
She learned it from you and Ferrett, I think... but her tales are definately winning.
And I can't remember ever not at least giving heavy consideration to anything recommended on Ferrett's lj.
He definitely has increased the flist of a lot of people by recommending them.
And she does a good job writing. I'm very proud, particularly since three years ago it was all I could do to get her to write a sentence. I remember her yelling at me: "You're the writer, Mom! You can't make me one!"
I don't friend people unless they're well-written and I'm interested in what they have to say. susitna
isn't just on my friends list because she's your daughter, or Ferrett's... that's just how I found her.
Oh, she definitely stands on her own - it's just that usually people with only 7 entries haven't been found by quite so many people!
You and Ferrett, and now Erin, are top reads for me.
I can't remember who I put on my LJ Crush meme, but I know Ferrett is there and you probably are too because your posts give me "mind-gasms." ;-)
Hee! "mind-gasms" - I love it!
I'm still nowhere near 175. Blah.
And I'm one of your (intellectual) crushes.
And I looked at susitna
's journal again, and got sucked in. Another one of your family for my friends' list.
When is Amy getting a LJ? :D
L! I don't think she's quite ready for it yet!
But I just love your icon :)
2004-08-11 01:37 pm (UTC)
Re: totally O/T
How could you not? I don't use it that often, but every once in a while I trot him out.
He's just as gorgeous in real life.
I thought the same thing and commented as much in theferrett
's lj after his 2nd link to one of her entries. I felt weird and creepy adding her because of the age difference, and when I checked the first time, she had about 10, the next time, over 100. So I joined the masses and added her as well. She is a wonderful writer. Of course she (or you for that matter :P) hasn't added me back, so maybe I am creepy!
Bloody hell! Thought I had. Have now.
I don't think she's creeped out at all. Just slow in getting to it. She can only take on reading a limited number of people.
That's very true, I hadn't thought about that, she is getting a trial by fire...She is amazing to read...I hope someday my two little ones will be as passionate and expressive.
Thanks for adding me. :P It's funny, the people that forget to add me back are always the ones I want to the most! Then I have this little back and forth in my head (should I say something? no...just shut up...but what if she forgot? no, you just suck, get over it!) Yeah, I'm dumb that way. Thanks though.
No problem. I actually had your info page open one day and intended to add you and then must have gotten distracted.
She is decidedly developing a "voice." It's a delight to watch.
> I'm rewriting my life. Turns out I was an orphan.
Bwahahahahah! It's ALL about rewriting history, baybeee! A highly under-appreciated skill!
I'm rewriting my life. Turns out I was an orphan.
You didn't have two brilliant, highly read LJers referencing your journal when you started out. Cut yourself some slack. :p
Well, I don't have a crush on you but I'm going to add you to my flist. I already have theferrett
, might as well have the whole family. I really like your style of writing. With both you and Ferrett, no wonder Erin turns out to be a great writer herself.
You crushed my other journal. but not this one. *waves*
hi-dee, hi-dee, hi-dee, ho!
Why are you confused?
I don't remember who else you are.
Ah. I can barely keep up with one journal. To maintain multiples....
Hey, it keeps me occupied and off the streets.
Well, it gives me time with my sweatheart (10,000 miles away in Australia), and to write my slash (when I get around to it), and allthe other creative endeavors.
I prefer creation to destruction.
"Self-improvement is masturbation. Self-destruction is progress."
I was sorting out my books yesterday to be sold, and my mother had added a bunch of self-help/pop psychology books to the mix, and I kept referring to the stack of them as the self-delusion pile.