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[Mar. 22nd, 2009|06:28 pm]
We went up to Fort Collins for a potluck last night. Saw Chris & Todd & mdwhitley and had a good time (once I got over the initial low-blood-sugar headache from apparently not eating enough lunch). I worried that bringing green beans and vietnamese chicken salad was a bit veggie-heavy, but given the abundance of pasta in the other dishes, it was fine.

After it got dark, I was standing on the patio and could see the light show from a thunderstorm way off in the south.

This morning it was sunny and lovely, but now it has clouded over -- probably that same storm system -- and I'm feeling weather-moody. I hear we're likely to get snow this week.

As I get older, I become more aware of the fact that I have all kinds of mood reactions to the environment, and my health, and other people, and all kinds of things. And I think, my god, if after three and a half decades, I'm only this far in understanding how I work... once again, it's kind of astonishing we have anything resembling civilization at all.

[User Picture]From: goddessdster
2009-03-23 01:07 am (UTC)
I think, though, you are right on track. Most of us spend the majority of our twenties experiencing our lives and reacting to whatever programming was placed without our consent. We calm down eventually and become more introspective. I keep reading that our personalities are supposed to become fixed whist we're in our thirties. I don't know if this is true, but I do know why I behave the way I do, and therefore give myself the power to change, if I so choose.

Sorry. Being philosophical. BSG hangover.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-03-23 02:12 am (UTC)
I keep reading that our personalities are supposed to become fixed whilst we're in our thirties.

If that's so, I feel kind of lucky for where I'm ending up.

ETA: I ar spel gud, durh!

Edited at 2009-03-23 02:12 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: goddessdster
2009-03-23 02:34 am (UTC)
ETA: Yeah, I noticed you politely fixed my typo in your quoting of it. :)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-03-23 06:26 am (UTC)
Compulsive? Me?
I have no idea what you're talking about.
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[User Picture]From: dpolicar
2009-03-23 01:54 am (UTC)
And when you consider that a sizable fraction of what you think you know about how you work is probably wrong, it's even more troublesome.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-03-23 02:10 am (UTC)
Hmm... I don't really find it troublesome. Just kind of impressive how much of everything there is.
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