Geek at the cool table, cool at the geek table. (aspiring2live) wrote,
Geek at the cool table, cool at the geek table.

New LJ friends

If I could give you one piece of advice right now, it would be to go and read the journals of recycling and thunderslug. If there were a course on how to make your LJ serve your own needs, but be downright fascinating to people who don't even know you as well, these two guys would teach it.

As is often the case with LJ, I have no idea how I first came across Jay's journal (recycling) (now posteverything) back when it was "tablenerd", but I have been drawn periodically back there. He's prolific, serious, troubled, hilarious, creative, profane... and habit forming. I finally tried to sneak onto his friends list so I wouldn't miss any more of his entries. I figured, since he's got over 100 people on his list, he won't notice me, for awhile at least. It only took hours till he was commenting in my journal and had added me back.

With thunderslug, I have a possible clue as to how I found his LJ. He is in the note_to_self community, as am I, and I'm betting I first checked out his LJ after seeing his "Before/After" icon showing some massive bodily improvement on some post there. Jim is intellectual, eclectic, academic, motivated, witty, patented (ref: "the world famous JimHug [tm]"), has multi-thread thoughts (whew!), and makes seemingly mundane things like his gym workouts and lectures on several types of corrosion seem, yes, interesting! Likewise, in my attempt at friends list stealth, I was busted in only a few hours.

I feel very fortunate to have found journals like these two to read, and now to share with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
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