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Interesting people

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.-Abraham Maslow

I have been hearing this quote a lot lately. It seems to pop up in books, movies, tv shows, hell I’m surprised that it hasn’t come up in a song yet. 😛 I won’t be shocked if it does at some point though. 

So far the Linux experiment has hit only a few snags. For which I’m grateful. I expected them, but these are minor compared to some of the problems I could have had. Maya didn’t workout because of a faulty install problem. So I’m back down to Julia. I may try for 11 or 12 or maybe Nadia, but I’ll leave well enough alone for the time being. 

I’m good at that. Leaving things alone as they are instead of trying to make them better. But in all honesty… why mess with something that is working?

Bad question though. Because if you don’t try to improve how something works then we wouldn’t have things like faster computers or smaller cell phones. I know this, but sometimes leaving well enough alone seems like a really good idea.

Especially if you want to get along with people. Granted that isn’t the highest priority on my list, but it is one that effects my job. And Fran makes it….interesting sometimes.

Fran is a local gal that is older than me by 50 years (I’m guessing). Used to be a stable figure in the community. An artist. And generally likable…. when she is on her meds. 

Otherwise she is very outspoken and often mistakes people as sounding boards for past grievances. And when I say outspoken I mean hissing, cursing, shaking fists, chasing people with pitchforks (or machinery), and generally letting people know that the world is against her.

I’m not sure why, but she likes me. And will often come into where I work just to chatter away about the people in my building.  Usually not the nice chatter.

All I know is that I want to make sure I stay on the ‘good’ side for awhile. I don’t need to look over my shoulder one day to find her there with a sharp yard tool. 😛 


Cast of Characters Pt. 1

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
-G. K. Chesterton

So I thought I would introduce you to all the people in my life that I consider important since they are part of the reason for my writing here. That I need someplace to keep track of what names I’ve given them online. 😀

I’ve divided the people up into Pack and Friends. Pack are closer than friends and better than the family you grew up with. Friends are just about anyone else who I am somewhat close to, but only partly.

First up my Pack:

  • Lyo (aka: My Mate, Mine, Hubby, Husband) : He is a big teddy bear when it comes to just about anything. We do have our moments, but all in all- I got a good deal when we hooked up. And I hope I show that to him every day. 🙂
  • Jax (1979 – 2009): Even though she gone Jax is still one of the biggest influences in my life. She and I knew each other from our teen years and even after some rocky reconnects we managed to stay close. 🙂 I still think about her everyday. I don’t keep in touch with the rest of her Pack as often as I would like, but for the past 3 years I haven’t been online much… In any event- those in her Pack that I know pretty well (I think) are Cate, Max, Kim,Torian, Kadin and Tianna. They show up here occasionally too.
  • Matt: Out of all the people I’ve met through Jax’s Pack Matt is the one I’ve kept in touch with most frequently. I always kind of picture him as a younger brother that I love hanging out with to either annoy, torment, or laugh with. Mostly all of them. 😀

Now for my friends-

  • JJ: I’ve worked with JJ for awhile now. Funny, smart, and extremely honest about most things. JJ can be a bit of sneak at times (okay maybe a lot of the time), but that is what makes working with JJ so fun. You never know what’s coming up.
  • Switch: Switch is…well a light switch. You never know if it is going to be a good day and have Talkative Switch in or  if it’s one of the bad days and Bitchy Switch or Snarky Switch is coming in. Debate Switch can be fun since I enjoy crushing preconceptions on just about anything if I can help it. And Debate Switch gets it going every time. 🙂 Also Switch has this habit of raising her voice an octave or two when she thinks your not listening to what she says…or if she disagrees with you. Annoying but I try to keep remember she isn’t really yelling.
  • JonBoy: Oh, where to start with Jonnie? The only person I’ve seen more disorganized and clutter prone was Jax and she had good reason to be. JonBoy is just everywhere. He can’t help it or so it seems. And I do take pity on those that can’t understand computers. I’m not an expert, but I’m pretty good at the level I am at. JonBoy can’t even get a computer powered on without a button that says start. Gods know why someone gave him a Windows 8 laptop, but I doubt he’s used it more than twice since I set it up for him. ~sighs~
  • Lyssa: Someone I met during NaNo. She is fun and quirky (yellow galoshes) and a writer. She has lots of stories to tell about the places she’s been.
  • Mira: Another NaNo person who is as much a coffee hound as I am. She writes professionally which I would love to do, but it makes hanging out with her sometimes hard to do. That and the fact that she lives 3 hours away.
  • Muppet: Here is another of my wayward cases. Although she does have some skills with a computer it mainly focuses on searches and emails. Not bad. She reminds me of an innocent kid who is stepping out into the real world for the first time. Except in Muppet’s case she’s been out there before. I worry about her, but aside from helping her out with a few odds and ends we aren’t really that close so I can’t really give her advice. That and she is a huge history buff. So Muppet and Lyo get along great. 🙂

All of these people have some sort of impact on my life…and its been a good thing. I’ve left out the people I don’t like because honestly….I don’t feel like drudging up the old arguments and feelings. Today is about celebrating the people that I like. And while this list isn’t a complete one its the best I can do for now. 🙂

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