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So someone on another board asked people for their three favorite books. I found the lists very interesting, and started pondering what I can find out about the people based on their lists. Unfortunately, I don't know most of the people on that list well, so other than the obvious (the person picking the Bible & Book of Mormon is boring & religious) I couldn't do much with the data.

So I thought I would ask you nice folks. I know most of you pretty well. I'm curious if I will find a correlation between your three favorite books & what I know about you. Tell me your three favorite books. Feel free to say why, but that's not required at all.

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Jan. 8th, 2006 10:41 pm
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Someone whose livejournal I read regularly because of here interesting views on language [livejournal.com profile] ozarque just said: "If you've been reading this journal a while you're aware that I read every issue of Forbes, in order to get an idea of the worldview of the prototypical Rich Person -- and that I've learned a tremendous amount about the way an RP defines his or her terms."

Now I know that folks who really are well off don't particularly care for Forbes. But is there another, more real, magazine that is targeted at the person who is really rich, and not just a wannabe?
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So pinged a few friends today for lunch... and once I started, I just kept pinging. I was reminded that I suck at keeping in touch (by this meme from kawgirl), and I thought I'd at least say hi to some friends I haven't seen in way too long. Now I feel weirdly nervous. I wonder how many of the people will respond.
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Annalee Newitz and Charlie Anders are editing an anthology of essays titled She’s Such a Geek, and they're looking for submissions from people like us (well, those of us who can write).

While I never had the nerve, or time, to attempt NaNoWriMo, I am very tempted by writing something for this anthology. Anyone want to get together and ponder topics & maybe even write together? I'm a much better editor than writer. The deadline is January 15, 2006.

Edit: link fixed. duh!
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They're coming to SF in November, and I'm pondering buying us tickets as an early present. Are they worth it, or are they more of a CD-polished performance band?
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I was reading the NYTimes, and in an article about women in elite colleges, it appears that most want to stay home and be full-time parents. As one of them blithely noted "Staying at home with your children isn't as polarizing of an issue as I envision it is for women who are in their 30's now." I guess I'm in my 30s, because I'm feeling hella polarized here.

This type of stuff really does piss me off. Of course, I note with some amusement, that many of the mothers of these girls also stayed home. So maybe it's just a cultural perpetuation. As one girl points out it "validates" her own mother's choice to stay home. And yet, it feels like women can now win at the game, and these girls are deliberately choosing to limit their options. At 18 no less.

Sometimes I'm just glad that I don't have daughters.
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Do you actually read my journal?

If you read me on a regular/semi regular basis, leave me a comment and let me know.

Then post this in your journal and find out who reads your journal.

It's been especially interesting to find who reads friends journals. Satisfy my nosiness and post it in your own journal, won't you?

I like this meme, because I'm the curious type.
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We're going to a wedding this weekend. It's after all summer and wedding season. We're talking to a number of people getting divorced too. Maybe it's divorce season.

It seems that by age category we're entering divorce season. I'm 35, and many of my friends got married in the past four years. As all those stats point out, many marriages end within the first four. Alas, it appears to be very true in my circle. Someone pointed out that my friends are either getting divorced or breeding. I guess on the upside those that are breeding are doing OK so far.

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