tckma: (Default)
Okay, I just went through a friends' list edit, and I noticed something. So, it's public post time.

I am friends-only, and have been since February 2004, due to some rather puerile behavior which went on in my journal at the time. My very last public post is a rant about this, at the end of which, I instruct people to comment if they want to be added, which is SOP on friends-only journals.

Apparently, people either cannot or do not read instructions, or they cannot or do not follow them.

With certain exceptions, I do not care who reads my journal, so long as I know them in some context, either online or in real life.

But please, PLEASE PLEASE, pretty, PRETTY please with a cherry on top leave me a comment here if you decide to add me (or send me an e-mail if that isn't working... I've had that happen before due to some screwy settings I had on my LJ -- my address is in my profile). Otherwise, my journal is going to be pretty damn boring to read, as you won't be able to SEE any entries. I have a tendency to not look at who has friended me on a regular basis, so unless you somehow alert me that you've added me, I likely won't notice that you've added me for several months. Again: Friends-only means that unless I add you back, you won't be able to read any of my entries.

You should include in your comment a note about why you're adding me, and if we've met, either in real life, or online. If I don't know you from somewhere else, either online or in real life, chances are good that I'm not going to add you, since I have a tendency, in general, not to trust people.
tckma: (drama alert)
I cut some people from my list. Many of you are people who cut me from yours. No harm done there.

As for the rest of you, well, if you believe I've cut you in error, please e-mail me. So help me God, if I find out who is doing this to me, they will have hell to pay. Whoever you are, you seem to have a vendetta against me for whatever reason, and you have been fucking up nearly every relationship I have been in within the past several years. I do NOT appreciate it. I need people I can trust on my LJ, and someone is proving that I can't trust whoever I think I can trust.
tckma: (NH State Seal)
I'm unpacking, and I noticed something. (Well, I knew about it, but it was brought to my attention just now.)

I keep small state flags of the states I've lived in, and I have traditionally "flown" them in my computer room/office. I've got New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. I need Virginia, now that I've added a fourth state to my list. (One more state and I'll have lived in one tenth of the country!)

So if anyone's looking for a small gift for me, and I haven't said I've found it, I'd like a Virginia state flag.

It looks like this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Virginia.svg

I'd also like a better New Hampshire state flag, since mine is really badly inked:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_New_Hampshire.svg

For size reference (I'd like the same size), here's a picture of my existing Massachusetts flag:

http://pics.livejournal.com/tckma/pic/002ws8dc
tckma: (NE Regional Statemeets Coordinator)
I should probably go to sleep, but if I don't write about this now, I will forget.

I am simultaneously exhausted and hyped up on caffeine. This is not good, and I'll probably go into work late (again) tomorrow. A 12 hour drive will do that to you.

But anyway... I'm going to talk at great length about the...

Midwest Statemeet )
tckma: (Default)
A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Please opt out of tracking for your own LJ and for any communities that you moderate.

That's Strike One, LiveJournal. I don't know where I'll go after Strike Three.
tckma: (Default)
EDIT, 12/10/2006: It has come to my attention that there are problems with commenting on this entry because of the way I have comments set. This should be fixed now. If you have problems, you can always ask to be added by e-mailing me using the address posted on my user info page.



I hate to do this, but due to the course of recent events in my life, I have decided to go friends-only with my journal. I just need certain people out of my life right now.

To be on my friends list, you may leave a comment here.

You people want me to have "balls?" Here:

Realize that being on my friends' list is a privelege, not a right. If I have taken you off my friends' list, or banned you from commenting, it is for a good reason. Don't whine to me, don't call me immature, but instead think about why I might have taken you off. I control who gets to read my journal, not you, and not anyone else either. If I put you on my friends' list it is because I trust you not to go blabbing the contents of locked entries to people who I don't want to read them, and because I believe you will be a friend to me regardless of whether or not you agree with my actions. Betray that trust, and you're off, no questions asked. Do NOT cry to me to add you back. I may (or may not) add you back when I am DAMN good and ready to do so. That's it.

I'm SO sick of fair-weather friends.

If you disagree with me, fine, that is your right. Let me know your opinion ONCE and then DROP IT. I'm dealing with enough shit in my life right now that I really don't need people who I thought were my friends kicking me while I'm down.

Who I choose to date is my business and no one else's. I got out of a relationship which was not working for me. Okay, I agree that my choices in the past month have not been among the most intelligent I've ever made, but I think it was a good decision to end that relationship. If you disagree, FINE. I don't care. You're not making my decisions for me.

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