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And the "we have a final design" serendipity continues as we keep… - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
And the "we have a final design" serendipity continues as we keep finding additional things for the room. Like this light.

Life, otherwise, continues apace. lady_fox and I went to an underwhelming Cirque show last night. Now, let me say these things before you call me a Philistine:
  1. It was still a Cirque show.
  2. It is a Cirque show and should have a high standard.
The audience seemingly didn't want to be there in that they were kind of "meh" when there was a slight pause for applause and were even actively discouraging some people from being enthusiastic. Thus, the feedback loop that is the audience-performance cycle wasn't working and, subsequently, the performance was without power. It wasn't a bad show (see point 1) but it was flat (see point 2).

Life sidenotes include:
  • I am frustrated with my father who wants to retire, feels like he is unable to do so or lack of savings, and (I interpret some terse emails as [I own my interpretation and cannot assume it was his intent]) sort of jabbing me for asking him to come see a Mahler concert in May.
  • Typical poly annoyance with the dating scene
    • What dating scene?
  • Work is actually looking good with a few transfers ultimately giving us a leg up in an area were were struggling in.
  • Visit with the nutritionist yesterday was.. odd.
  • Ditching DishNetwork next month in favor of ad hoc AppleTV downloads
    • Looks like we can buy as-it-airs shows we watch (Top Chef, Project Runway, Supernatural et al.) and that cost will be less monthly than a TV subscription.
    • Also, I can repairs the stupid hole stupid installer guy put in the house.
  • I think I booked one wedding with another tentative if they can get money for my fee together.

    Now: lunch

    Current Music: Dan Benjamin and Marco Arment - #22: Too Many App Stores

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    lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 28th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I didn't catch the jabs in the emails, but you know him far better than I...

    Yay Apple TV! :)

    Yay wedding!
    abmann From: abmann Date: April 28th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
    He's pretty terse with his emails but this one seemed pretty short even in comparison. He's never complained about the length of the drive before.
    lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 28th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
    hmm... maybe something else is going on?
    abmann From: abmann Date: April 28th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Gas prices?
    lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 28th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
    ah. maybe.
    From: ex_hellocth126 Date: April 28th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I don't at all get why anyone pays for cable TV. Unless you're really into sports or want the premium channels (which do have great content that's often exclusively available there), there's no point. Buy it off AppleTV or Amazon or just use Hulu.
    abmann From: abmann Date: April 28th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
    The only benefit we get currently is the DVR saving things for us to watch. That way we can watch things sort of current to their airing. This is far less a problem these days when every other LJ post isn't about the episode of X that was on yesterday.

    So, yeah. Not a good reason to keep the dish any more when we can buy the episodes we want to watch the day after they air.

    Also - you're biased because you get your cable for free!
    From: ex_hellocth126 Date: April 28th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
    DVRs are very nice. I'm just annoyed Charter chose to lock theirs down so you can't add more external drive storage to it. 160gb doesn't last long when you're storing HD shows.

    If I wasn't getting it for free, I most definitely wouldn't have cable.
    alyska From: alyska Date: April 28th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
    How was visiting the nutritionist odd?

    Also, tangentially to your comments re: the poly dating scene. You've made similar ones a lot recently.

    1) You should come to the poly discussion group at Outreach some Tuesday evening; I think you might enjoy it. It's nice to have thinking-poly people to interact with vs. public-cuddlepile-poly people (not that there's anything wrong with the latter; they're just not what I'm personally interested in.)

    2) Another meeting I was at this week (bi-, not poly-oriented,) we had a couple of new people discussing just coming out and being a sexual minority and dating difficulty, then commenting that my being poly might be The Answer to not being able to meet people.

    To whit the group moderator (also both bisexual and poly) and I both pulled out the "yes, poly gives you twice as many chances for a date, but twice as many chances at rejection, just like being bisexual does."

    Speaking from one standing in the same, local boat, being poly doesn't automatically mean you'll be swimming in lovers/partners, especially if you're looking for quality over quantity (what are you looking for? sex, relationships, either/or/both?)

    It's moreso a matter of what venues you're using to meet people, how you're presenting yourself socially when you do interact.. that sort of thing.

    I know this is nothing you don't already know, but maybe it's time to reconsider your current methods -- if you've saturated the current OKC market, for instance, what other venues do you have available to meet people?
    suibhne_geilt From: suibhne_geilt Date: April 29th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
    Hrmmm. Tell me more about the Tuesday thing? Open to very straight-wired boys like myself?
    alyska From: alyska Date: April 29th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    It's basically just a discussion group that gets together for a couple of hours every other tuesday evening.

    We pick discussion topics the week beforehand (thus far, have ranged from poly and jealousy issues, raising kids in poly households, and the big court case going on in canada re polyamory/polygamy, why there's a difference, etc.)

    I can forward you some of the post-mortems, if you'd like.
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