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Barbie knows and tells all -- 'cuz she's a biotech. [Mar. 26th, 2008|05:48 pm]
Beemer
My fortune-telling prowess with Barbie cards remains unparalleled! (I can say that safely, knowing that pretty much nobody else does it.) Tarot night at Rose's with Rose, Alice, Rhonda, and Matt K. last night.

Barbie told Matt's fortune and gave him good advice about his workout at the gym. As more proof that really, it's all about the human pattern-matching engine, I realized after the fact that there were a couple elements that could have been interpreted in totally different ways. But the whole point is to throw out combinations of symbols and ideas that will give the querent a new context to think about the problem in, so apparently I'm pretty good at that.

I tried getting a reading for a fictional character, to help figure out one of his plotlines, but it didn't work very well. Got a possible germ of one or two new plot points, but mostly I just saw patterns that matched the bits where I already knew what was going on. Which, y'know, not surprising, really.

Today I worked from home, so I had time to go get a haircut, plus I severely trimmed back my mustache and beard. No complaints (my boyfriends say I'm sexy, and really, what else matters?) but every time I look in a mirror I'm a little bit surprised because it's different enough from how my reflection has looked for the last several months...


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[User Picture]From: goobermunch
2008-03-27 12:06 pm (UTC)
Incorrect.

It is only Thursday, and I have seen you.

BTW The Cake is a Lie.

--G
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2008-03-27 02:23 pm (UTC)
How does this make it false that you'll see him on Saturday?
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[User Picture]From: goobermunch
2008-03-27 02:36 pm (UTC)
From a strictly literal standpoint, his statement remains true.

However, from the tone of his statement, it's pretty clear that there's an implied "next" between YOU and WILL (or between WILL and SEE). The reasonable inference from his statement is that, although I will not see him until Saturday, that is a sufficiently short time period to justify his failure to provide visual confirmation of his altered countenance.

Clearly, this was not a sufficiently short period to justify his lacuna. The IntarWebs have spoken.

:)

--G
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[User Picture]From: dpolicar
2008-03-27 02:54 pm (UTC)
(nods) Some time ago, my officemate was leaving the office on Tuesday and said "See you next week", and I replied "Well, yes, that seems likely... but do you mean you won't be in for the rest of this week?"

So of course, now, it's become a riff. I'll go out for lunch and say "See you in April, probably" or whatever. It puzzles bystanders.
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