chaiya: (thoughtful)
After some discussion in a friend's LJ recently, I decided that having a "reasons-for-self-love list" is preferable to updating my "reasons-for-self-loathing list."

This has been a public service announcement. ;)
chaiya: (thoughtful)
The statement was recently made to me that "People prefer being right to being happy." Do you agree or disagree in general? Do you personally prefer to be right or happy?

A poll, therefore. I will discuss my thoughts in comments, so as to create less bias in the sample. Yes, I know it's not well-designed. But I'm not a scientist right now, I'm just curious.

[Poll #1064844]
chaiya: (meeting of the minds)
So, on the one hand, I spent most of the weekend (starting Friday morning) exhausted & still sick feeling. On the other hand, we interviewed [livejournal.com profile] clara_girl for housemate potentialship, we had lots of yummy food from Grasshopper, we watched another season's-worth of Deep Space 9, and I finished the following sewing projects: a baby quilt, a present for [livejournal.com profile] awfief, mending my shirt sleeves, a skirt, and lots of prep work for finishing our wedding quilt.

In general, the past month has had a lot of sewing in it. I've been patching my Mom's two huge quilts as a present for her birthday, and then I got *really motivated* and patched the queen-sized quilt I bought for myself when I was a junior in high school.

I f-ing love this quilt. I believe I bought it after breaking up with John B, my first ever lover, who I thought I was going to marry. I was, in fact, rather decided on marrying him. Him breaking up with me was quite the shocker. But this is the story of the quilt, not my sordid love life. Mostly. )

And, damn, I am really happy with the quilt. And with [livejournal.com profile] hakamadare. Life is good. :)

Also? I swear, this song came from iTunes on random. iTunes is just that good.
chaiya: (subtle)
Have I changed your life in some way? If so, how?

Yes, I am filing this under "self-indulgent." So sue me.
chaiya: (you're tickling me!)
Trying to get to know someone on a deeper level, for me, is a bit like standing outside the window, late at night, and tossing up pebbles. "Don't you want to come out and play?" I ask hopefully. "It's really nice out tonight. And I'm a pretty fun person to go on a midnight walk with!"

The question is, are you at the window at all?

*sigh*

This is where being an extrovert gets me. I really want to be liked. A lot.

Lessons

Jan. 16th, 2007 11:36 am
chaiya: (knitting in progress)
One of the lessons I've been learning recently is that I can either communicate what I want and need, or I can avoid having impact on others' decision-making. If I communicate my wants and needs, it will affect those around me in some way. Is it more important to me to have good communication and risk feeling responsible if someone else accomodates me in a way that has negative consequences for someone else? I hate feeling responsible for negative impact on others' lives. But I also think it's incredibly important to put out there what I want and what I need, in order to effectively manage expectations and hopes (mine and others'). Communication is just damn important.

So I feel partly responsible for possible negative impact on a third party.

But I think it's better than a lot of the alternatives.
chaiya: (happy and bright)
Surprisingly, my little pots of tomatoes in the driveway have started flowering and sprouting tomatoes. This is kickass. They were late into the pots as seedlings and haven't been seeing as much water as they probably should, so this is something of a minor miracle. But still kickass.

[livejournal.com profile] torquemada is coming to visit soon, and he and [livejournal.com profile] 9thmoon will be moving to NH shortly! This is also kickass. :)

My trainer at the gym is unfortunately taking a semester or two in California, but he'll be back, and he's really been doing a great job with me the past couple of weeks. I'm building muscle *and* losing a couple of pounds of fat. I feel kickass about this.

I have started using Book Mooch. I'm on there as Chaiya, of course. If anyone else is there, feel free to friend me! Enables me to look through your collection of available books .... Heh. :)

I'm also working on a CD Baby order, as soon as I get paid next. This makes me happy.

All in all, I am doing quite well. You?

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