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Re: Tangents, NPBR

Posted by Shelley in Seattle on January 20, 1999, at 16:29:44

In reply to Re: Tangents, NPBR , posted by David K. on January 20, 1999, at 5:28:16

Hi, all! I'm getting a late start today because of a never-ending meeting (hey! I should just call a meeting at my place when I need to sleep!) ... Zzzzzzzzzzzzz......

Wow! There are some great posts here today -- where to start? :-)
I strongly identify with the notion of being nearly everything to everybody (in some capacity -- yes, David, I too program the phones here! Weird! But then, I can put all kinds of silly names on my intercom display, so that when I call someone it says "God" (or whatever) is calling! :-) stems from growing up in a severely dysfunctional family. I have been exploring that in therapy recently.
And I do the same things with boundaries -- I try to set them sometimes, but then I get upset whenever someone seems to step over my boundaries even if I had none! It's difficult for me to express it sometimes, because it feels like such a weird thing.

Re: suicide ... When I realized (very recently) thatI really didn't hold suicide in my mind as an option anymore, I felt a loss -- it was, um, depressing. It had always been my last-resort way out, and then it suddenly just didn't seem available to me anymore. And I had a grand plan! Weird.
Re: Goth, etc. -- I was never into the clothes or the scene, though I tend to favor black anyway (goes with everything and it's less work sorting laundry! :-), and I would say my interest in death is usually more aesthetic but I love to read those true crime books, and I have a set of Writer's guides pertaining to death. Those are great! I read all about various poisons, etc. I think when I read 'true' crime stuff, it's more for the psychological aspects than the gory details. I was a psych major in college (my primary motivation was to try and figure out my very dysfunctional family), and so-called abnormal psychology has always fascinated me. Takes one to know one, maybe? :-)

Shirley, I do think you are on to something re: SAD & Seattle. It's strange, because I take comfort in gray skies and rain and really don't like the hot weather (that's one reason that I was lured from the east coast to Seattle) and I tend to be more depressed during long, hot months. Today, it was briefly sunny after so much rain -- it was nice to see blue skies for a while. Isn't that why Starbucks is taking over the world now? I mean, I could have a tap for coffee in my kitchen with as much I tend to inbibe! I didn't even like coffee until I moved to Seattle!

Re: David Sedaris -- have you read "Naked" yet? The story about the brown towels ... I really couldn't stop laughing, and I was on the bus while I read it! *grin* I love his stories!

Well, fellow Jacks and Jills of all trades -- hope you are having a fairly decent day!





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