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a thought I had on friday

Dear universe,

Are you fucking with me?

I really need to be careful to be very, very precise when I think "Hey, what I really need is...", because the universe tends to provide what I ask for. Leaving out, of course, certain key details.

Mutant power still appears to be in effect. Should really look into substituting mutant power for actual social skills and/or personality.


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Jan. 24th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
That's pretty cryptic. Wha' happen?
Jan. 24th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
A week or so ago, I thought to myself "What I need to to meet a girl who's spooky. and athletic, but not in the sports-fan kind of way. Maybe a martial artist. "

Friday, the spooky girl who works the desk at the gym came out to chat with me at lunch. She used to do wing chun kung fu before the job at the gym interfered with the kung fu classes.

I forgot, in my musing, to request someone polyamorous.

I just find it amusing how these things tend to happen.
Jan. 24th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Are you both at a level where you could safely spar?

Jan. 24th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
Hm. I'm not sure if she's at a sparring level. I'm confident in my ability to spar without injuring her. I'd be more concerned about trying something like that at the gym from the perspective of annoying the gym management - insurance issues, and the appearance of having a guy beating on a girl half his size being concerns that come immediately to mind.
Jan. 24th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
Well, that's the obvious opening. Ever play "pushing hands?"

I guess my point is -- don't look a gift horse in the mouth. If you ask for something and you get it, it's often considered impolite to turn it away because of some perceived flaw. (I try not to roll my eyes at the Universe too often -- she doesn't like it :-)

You have a girlfriend. She has a boyfriend. That doesn't mean you can't hang out without asking her to break any promises.

(And who knows what promises she's made to whom? ;-)

Jan. 25th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
As far as that goes, I don't *know* she isn't poly - I just know that I forgot to ask for that, when I was idly wishing. She may or may not be currently enpartnered.

Romantic possibilities aside, she's definitely the most interesting person in the gym, if not the entire building, so I don't plan to ignore or push her away in any case.

I think I will mention that if she ever wants to practice, I'm available, though.
Jan. 25th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
> As far as that goes, I don't *know* she isn't poly - I just know that I forgot to ask for that, when I was idly wishing. She may or may not be currently enpartnered.

Then what are you complaining about? Go! :-)

On Statements of Intent (From Principia Chaotica, my notes in parentheses):

First there is the need for absolute precision and lack of ambiguity. I've heard of a test that is used in military officer's training schools, in which the squad leader is assigned a mission and required to cut a set of orders for the squad that he or she thinks is totally unambiguous. Then those under his or her command will try to follow those orders to the letter, but in such a way that is NOT what the leader really intended -- they try to purposely misinterpret the orders. If they find it impossible to do so, the leader passes the test. So a good way to test one's Sentence of Desire is to see if you can come up with any alternative meaning other than what was intended. If so, try formulating it in another way.

(NLP: The meaning of the communication is the response you get.)

This need for precision must be balanced with the need for brevity. The Sentence must be concise, using just enough words to express the meaning and no more.
Also, the sentence must be expessed only in positive, not negative terms. The subconscious has the annoying habit of perceiving everything positively. For example, if you want to create a Sentence to protect you from traffic accidents, do not express it as "I will not be in a traffic accident" -- the deep mind ignores the "not" and hears this as "I will be in a traffic acccident"! Instead, express it as something like "I will drive safely".
Spare preceeded all of his Sentences with the prefix "THIS MY WISH..." followed by the description of what was desired. I've always felt this was a bit soft, so I tend to use "IT IS MY WILL..." Some practitioners drop the prefix entirely, and claim it works fine. But it may be more effective to make the Sentence a strong declaration, so the prefix is a very good idea.

(Eh. Too long. "I will" would work. Depends on the sentence.)

Jan. 25th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
Whoops, I'm an idiot. That's from Joseph Max's "Techniques of Chaos Magic"


Jan. 24th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
*gloom cuddles*
Jan. 24th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
Jan. 24th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
Should really look into substituting mutant power for actual social skills and/or personality.

Yeah, you're really lacking in personality, monkey-man.
And you talked to the girl, yes? Clearly not devoid of social skills. You just have to find someone who loves you for your inner geek (well, alright, more someones ;)

Also, the "getting what you wish for" thing? Yeah, be careful with that. *NO* *END* *OF* *TROUBLE*
Jan. 24th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Sure....
I just lament my inability to mingle, I suppose.

I think this falls under the category of "There is a god, and he hates me. However, there is a goddes, and she likes me."
Jan. 25th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Sure....
Aye.... aye.

My mingling aptitude lies in my ability to loiter, vulture-like, until conversational opportunity strikes...
Jan. 24th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm sorta in the same situation myself...
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