Aug. 8th, 2006

piranha: red origami crane (Default)
elsejournal somebody asked whether there are tasks we put off because we are afraid of them.

yes.  many, many.

actual fear usually applies the first few time i do something, or if a lot of time passed between the last time i did it and now, and i never actually mastered it, and there's some element of ... danger? potentially life-threatening danger -- like flying a sailplane solo, but also danger of hurting myself or somebody else. or if what i am doing has destructive side effects -- like cutting expensive wood for a project, or working with a new dye process on actual clothing.

anything that has destructive side effects fills me with a certain degree of trepidation, and that goes pretty far down, and applies even to not all that expensive things -- spinning at the stage at which i'm at, opening a new pack of polymer clay, cooking with a new ingredient. if it uses up material, i'll have to overcome a small hump in order to get going.

though for the most part it's not fear that keeps me from doing things, but ... strong dislike of parts of the process. anything involving bureaucracies takes me forever to tackle, and the larger the bureaucracy, the worse it gets (there is an aspect of fear in this if the bureaucracy has lots of power over me, like immigration).  and i can't stand the phone for anything other than quick stuff like ordering pizza; hate being on hold, lost during transfer, transferred in circles, so if it involves phone calls, i'll be dragging my heels.
piranha: red origami crane (Default)
you said before:
I believe there is going to be a great uprising in Connecticut today. There is going to be a big turnout in my opinion, and when it is all over I am going to be honored to be the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in this election.

after:
If the people of CT are good enough to send me back to Washington as an independent democrat, I will continue to fight for our national security...I never hesitate to work with members of the other party.

indeed.  there was a great uprising in connecticut.  there was a big turnout of more than 40%, a record turnout for a primary, 15% higher than the last highly contested democratic primary in CT.  and when it was over, people voted your ass out, voted for a virtual unknown over you, not by a landslide, but by majority.  even the people in your home town voted for him over you.  the classy thing would be to congratulate your opponent and throw your support behind him -- that's what you would expect from him if the tables were turned.  the non-classy, assholish thing to do is to fuck the democratic party over some more by running as an independent.  but who cares what the people want, right?

the lie about the lamont campaign hacking your website was pretty much the last straw anyway.  oh, and people who can't hire competent folks for their website security should maybe not lead the nation regarding its security.  kthxbye, loserman.

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