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vacay day 1

Last friday we got into Norfolk at about 12:30AM. What was awesome is that the hotel is immediately adjacent to Denny's, so we could eat the dinner we put off eating. It's one of those Denny's I stole off to to smoke and be irreverent as a teenager. I had fries and relished that culinary experience greatly. (That particular feeling featured prominently across the entire Christmas weekend.) Fries at 12:30 at Denny's immediately after a 4 hour featureless drive... they were a treat.

Been tumbling a new year's resolution around in the ol' cranium. A real challenge. "Stop saying bad things about people to other people." A nice rider to this could be "To actively decline from participating in conversations where the above takes place". That would be consequence-laden! And probably almost certainly impossible!


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Dec. 29th, 2005 10:13 am (UTC)
but...but...talking shit about people is one of the few pleasures a woman can enjoy without guilt! enjoy in it! revel in it! gossip to your heart's content. There's so many other things to feel guilty about.

Dec. 29th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
This woman experienced a slam dunk of guilt this week! I am apparently not immune. :-/
Dec. 29th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
The whole weekend was a great food fest. Wish I could have had some Denny's fries. Denny's is on the Anncestors permanently "condemned" list for some reason. The scales this AM showed the damage a good weekend can cause. This gives rise to a New Years resolution: Don't step on scales.
Dec. 29th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
Oh don't you worry! I plan to document more of the food fest here. :)

Excellent new year's resolution, I think I already fulfilled that one last year. :D
Dec. 29th, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)
Try to say something nice about someone when other people are draggin them through the mud, that might be easier than feeling guilty when you accidentally criticism someone- because it's so human to do, but I bet you can always think of a way to compliment the person too.
Dec. 29th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Right on.
Dec. 29th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
"Right Speech," in Buddhism
I've been working on that one myself -- it's very hard to untrain myself from all the years of catty humor.
Dec. 29th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC)
Re: "Right Speech," in Buddhism
you read my mind girlfriend. you read my mind.
Dec. 29th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
What about "actively bring balance to conversation about other people"? All of us have some annoying or even just plain bad for others traits. I don't think it's that bad to air them (at least, if you say things that you wouldn't refuse to repeat directly to the person), but the problem is that we get caught up in conversations where we paint others as evil or one-sided. You could be the person in conversations (even with yourself) who always says "but you know, so-and-so also has this positive quality".

Was that the Denny's a mile or so down the street where your parents lived? I must have spent 1000 hours in that Denny's.
Dec. 29th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
These are good reccomendations, and I already feel like I do those things in most cases. Our little time travel adventure earlier this week though brought some light to some situations that I felt were highly analagous. And I wanted to be able to think I was totally beyond being catty like that, and I realized I am not.

That was the very Denny's. :) Can you remember any particular times we went there? Because I can't. :( I just know we were there alot.
Dec. 29th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
I recall going there a lot after Rocky (the one at Lynnhaven) both just the two of us alone & with guys too old for us.

The occasion that jumped out in my mind was oddly the night Trey & I decided we needed to stay up all night. Oh, and sadly the time I made that guy cry in the middle of a heated debate. I don't think you were there for either of those.
Dec. 29th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
Are you home now? I got home yesterday.
Dec. 29th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
I'm home!
Dec. 30th, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
Y'know. You take all the fun out of being mean, you know that.

*kicks a puppy*

There, I feel better.
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