Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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A whole buncha avocados!!!

People have a tendency to prefer comforting to honesty. This is a problem that I have in dealing with people, and my inability to perform the former in favor of the latter has been known to cause friction between myself and others.

It has actually been one of the reasons why many of my friends value my counsel; I will attempt to deliver sensitive information delicately, but I don't really have the ability to calm people with an "everything will be all right" if I don't really feel that way. It is one of the reasons why I stay friends with people for long periods of time.

Brad ceased to be able to deal with the honesty, preferring instead to hear that everybody and everything is fine. When I was unable to provide that type of easy way out, it was my fault that everything between us turned to shit.

The point is that I have found myself sort of "breaking in" new people with this policy, and it worries me each time I do it. In the end, it is a sort of a interpersonal Darwinism, I guess.

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As usual, I checked in on my e-mail to find a bunch of messages from my news services that made me sick of our administration (Rod Paige calling teachers "terrorists" was pretty funny, though). Some of the more interesting can be found here and here (the latter of these I wrote about originally here).

The Moon Card
You are the Moon card.

Entering the Moon we enter the intuitive and psychic realms. This is the stuff dreams are made on. And like dreams the imagery we find here may inspire us or torment us. Understanding the moon requires looking within. Our own bodily rhythms are echoed in this luminary that circles the earth every month and reflects the sun in its progress. Listening to those rhythms may produce visions and lead you towards insight. The Moon is a force that has legends attached to it. It carries with it both romance and insanity. Moonlight reveals itself as an illusion and it is only those willing to work with the force of dreams that are able to withstand this reflective light.
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This isn't The Moon as I understood it...

The Buckler Outa Work

I quit my job, being fed up with my workplace... actually, I was fed up with the assholes that work there. I never actually bothered engaging my antagonist (referred to in a previous entry, instead deciding that it isn't worth the effort. Although I face a brief period of moneylessness, it will not last long as I have quite a bit of dough heading in my direction from both the U.S. government and Verizon.

Despite the dry spell, I must say that I am quite excited about the prospect of re-establishing my nocturnal patterns (except on Tuesdays, when I have school all day). This is excellent for my creativity, as I have a tendency to produce much more work at night than during the day. Unfortunately, during a "normal work schedule" I have to waste the nighttime sleeping, instead of doing that during the day like a sensible person.

Another great boon is that this job required me to shave the beard I had for ten years. I am quite eager to get my face back. It has been a year and I still haven't gotten used to visage of the person in the mirror. I am ecstatic about the prospect of looking like myself once more.
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