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Weekend update
I know I'm way overdue on weekend updates, stretching back for many months if not years.

This past weekend was the start of drewuniversity's spring break. While my co-workers were struggling with the email server, I was hitting the slopes with jenniever. What says spring break more than skiing? jenniever's mother had talked to some friends and ski club buddies, and between them and her father, I had just about all the gear I needed. I picked up some goggles and gloves Friday night, then we crashed at her mother's place. The ski club her mother belongs to had a bus leaving from a nearby town, which took us up to Windham Mountain.

The only other time in my life that I've skied was eight years ago with chiquib, back when we were dating. That was a weekend at Mount Snow in Vermont right after a snow storm, skiing down fluffy powdery fresh snow under bright clear skies. Friday of that weekend I did the bunny slope for a while, then struggled down the mountain with chiquib and her brother's girlfriend, finally getting motored down by the staff like a total tool. Saturday, after a bit more on the bunny slope, I was up and down the mountain on green and a bit of blue without any problems beyond falling every so often.

I was fairly nervous about jumping into things under much icier conditions almost a decade later, but held up fairly well. After a few runs down the bunny slope, I was making my way along the slow wandering trails, rarely falling at all. I think having tiny skis helped. jenniever, the competitive racer, gave me some pointers along the way while her mother and sister braved the single and double black diamonds. I'm glad we were at the family-friendly mountain instead of the Benny-filled testosterone festival down the road for my second time. Plenty of kids, and the only snowboarder to slam into me this weekend was an eight year old apologetic kid, instead of the blind asses who slammed into me my previous time. There were only really two bad moments.
  1. At one point, before lunch, during my second long run down the mountain, I fell into a creek. There was a hill I was riding along, but couldn't get enough momentum to crest over to the opposite side of the hill that lead further down. My only options were to stop, or to slide down to the edge of the path. I figured that it wouldn't be a problem, I could push off against the hill bordering the path, and be back on my way. That theory held, until the ground no longer held my weight, and I found myself knee-first in a few inches of muddy water. My pride was hurt more than anything else, and I chuckled at the parallel tracks leading right into the muddy hole on my remaining runs.
  2. On my next to last run, I took a nasty spill, and had some problems getting back on. It's rough to get back onto your skis and get going on a steep face, and I ended up spilling again.
So, for the most part, things went well. One of our rides up to the top, we watched one of the funniest skills I've ever seen. Some guy managed to lose his skis, his poles, his goggles, his gloves, and more. It was an impressive painful cartwheel, leaving a long trail of gear. The guy we were riding with stared in disbelief. Another guy we were riding with shared mountain reviews with jenniever, and gave us a name of a great sleeper mountain in Pennsylvania we'll have to check out.

Before our final run, we stopped for a while at a lodge half-way up. I had some hot cocoa, and we took photographs. After the club's pizza party we caught the bus back to Jersey. Along the way we listened to some sad bitter tales of romance, then had a good conversation back at the homefront about relationships and age. jenniever and I visited her father, then crashed back at the_boke.

The next day I was beat. My knees, sides, and neck were killing me. After a day of lazing about, jenniever and I caught a bite at Rue de Jardin. Then we joined petemagyar and Bob de Bob, making our way to the studios over the Hammerstein Ballroom in midtown, where melasippo_mysp was having a birthday gathering.

Despite being fashionably late, we were still the first people there. The next people to show up looked familiar. I called melasippo_mysp over to ask the woman's first name, confirming that it was damnitnicole and degnernj. As the former said, we keep on running into each other on teh intarweb. Every time there's some trendy journal or discussion, we usually both end up posting to it, right before it breaks. We've got some overlapping friends, and she's from where I grew up. Finally meeting with her in person, we determined that a decent number of the girls I slept with in high school went on to sleep with the guys that she slept with. It's a small state.

So the two of us shared stories, bounced names and locations off of each other, and talked LiveJournal for a good deal of the night. It's always great to meet someone as LJ-demented as I am.

After moving to the VIP room in order to talk, and getting drowned out there, we all called it an evening and caught the PATH back to our respective Hudson County destinations.

Next, a wideathtrip, which I just have to linkify.

So, how do you people write entries? We've talked in the past about the current music thing. Some people put in whatever was playing when they started writing, some use what's playing as they finish up, some people write in an appropriate song whether or not it's playing, and some just totally lie. So when do you post entries? Do you write them up ahead of time and throw them up when you know you'll get more comments? Do you save them to a second journal (like some of you do) or private entry (like I do), leaving them waiting in the wings until you know people are reading? Do you just not care, and just post when the mood strikes, going straight from your fingers to teh intarweb without a holding position? How do you do it?

DAMN YOU NC8000!!!!

Feeling: hungry hungry
Listening to: Megadeth, Devil's Island

Chorus of 17 demons || Preach it
graye From: graye Date: March 18th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I put in whatever's playing at the time of pressing "submit" (or whatever I was listening to most of the way through the post, and of which I was mindful while writing)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: March 18th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

But we had this discussion already...

If I wasn't at work, I'd find where the conversation was. But we've talked that one over.

How do you write your posts?
dewgirl From: dewgirl Date: March 18th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I post when the mood strikes, but I do try to wait until I know more people will read (ie. I avoid posting Friday evenings whenever possible).

Other than that, it's ALL IN THE HEAD. :)

I'd never actually get anything posted if I had to look at it more than once... I'm way too critical and would be embarassed for myself :)
dewgirl From: dewgirl Date: March 18th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Oh, and yeah, on the music thing. I don't ever use it, but I also never listen to music. So it's fitting.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: March 18th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
It's amazing how few comments you can get if you post at certain times. Yet people will still reference the post in conversations, so you know they've gone back and read it, just not commented on it.

I've taken advantage of that a few times, by posting things that I know people need to read, but I don't want to hear flak about, but I don't want to block replies, at certain times. A few of those commas weren't needed, and that whole sentence blew.
assfingers From: assfingers Date: March 18th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I post whenever the hell I feel like it.

As for music, there usually isn't any here, and that sucks.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: March 18th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Yeah, but you usually feel like it during work, when the comment response rate is extremely high.

Man, I really do sound like an attention whore in this post, don't I?
njlirpy From: njlirpy Date: March 18th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
As far as posting goes.. I'm new at this, so I just post whenever. When I'm pissed off or depressed mostly, which makes mine kind of a depressing read, but with things on the upswing, it will probably just be girl scout ranting. haha.

Sometimes with the music, its whats on.. sometimes whats on is what inspires me to post.. and sometimes when i get down to the music part, i throw on my VH1 Internet Radio station I listen to at work and see whats playing and stick that in there.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: March 18th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I used to post that way. Hell, I used to post about emotions and feelings and all that stuff. jenniever went back and read a few months of my early entries, and noted how great and introspective it all was. Now it's barely a summary of what's going on.

I guess a major reason for that is knowing who reads it now. The other big contributing factor is no longer being depressed.
thelastbandito From: thelastbandito Date: March 18th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Whenever it becomes the thing to do. From my mind straight to the page. I have no holding places, although sometimes I edit and re-edit it immediately afterwards, usually that only happens in the case of formatting where I want it to look a certain way and it didn't.

Music is whatever is playing when I hit submit, or whatever caused me to write what I did if it was an important factor in what I'm writing.

I don't care too much about comments, although like everyone I wish I got more than I do, but I probably couldn't keep up with them if I got an assfingers load of comments or something.

Typically, I prefer my posts to have some meaning, or at least depth, as well as my comments, even if the meaning is clouded, or hidden.

As well, I prefer people writing to me to have a similar mind in regards to the requirement of meaning and depth in their words.

damnitnicole From: damnitnicole Date: March 19th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC) (Hard link)
*grins* You choose some very interesting links. I was half-expecting some old RHPS-cast picture for one of them.

We need to just get that man a damn LiveJournal already.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: March 21st, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Don't worry, within a week or two, you won't be clicking on the kingfoxlinks anymore. You'll basically be reading kingfox_lite. Either that, or you'll be clicking on them obsessively, and we'll have some major falling out drama.

Either one or the other always happens.
damnitnicole From: damnitnicole Date: March 22nd, 2005 12:49 am (UTC) (Hard link)
LOL, you're hardcore.

More likely, I'll click when I have the time and curiosity, or when it's a link mentioned in conjunction with me. :)
back2me From: back2me Date: March 19th, 2005 03:52 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I post whenever I feel like it, whether people are reading or not. My current music is usually whatever I'm hearing as I click "submit." Sometimes the music is only in my head, but it still counts.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: March 21st, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Sometimes the music is in my head. Sometimes I report on the background noise instead of music, hence me replacing Current Music: with Listening to: on my journal.
readalljournals From: readalljournals Date: March 19th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC) (Hard link)
No Journal Left Behind is a Mission to read every single LiveJournal.
Come watch the hubris at readalljournals.
Your journal was just read. One more closer to the goal.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: March 21st, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

I think you should have aimed lower

Like reading 1% of all LJs. Or LJs with a usernumber between 50000 and 100000, or something odd like that.
Chorus of 17 demons || Preach it