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19 January 2005 @ 09:21 pm
cutting back  
i'm not very good with cutting back on things. like my friends list. i just can't bear to take people off, leave communities. even though i struggle to keep up and find myself scrolling back friends?skip=320 if i miss even one day of reading, i still feel bad taking people off. i come to the computer with a resolve; "trim it back ! just keep the very best !" but i never can. my finger hovers over the delete friend button, i just can't do it. even leaving communities is a sense of regret and it's so silly because i can always go back and join them again later.

i know how to make a saga about anything. just ask me.

i think i might take a cue from miss vaniityx and make some different friends groups & views to browse through. not that this hasn't already been suggested before... i'm a little slow on the uptake sometimes.


sigh. soo many wonderful crafty links & pictures & ideas & tutorials & inspiration here. and if you want even more, check out the links forum... hmm okay, this wasn't the smartest place to visit right before bedtime. if i wasn't so exhausted anyway, i'd probably stay up all night getting ideas & creative bursts, which is exactly what i need to fight off this growing funk i'm in.

instead, i shall go to bed and wake up and go to my 9-5 and continue to be a space monkey. which, i think being a space monkey sounds like fun actually, but moonborn assures me that it's not and i trust her.


other things i need to cut back on:
x. spending money
x. being stressed
x. being unhappy at work
x. procrastinating
x. being so crazycrazycrazy

wingsunfurl on January 19th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
Don't take me offf!1! o:
Those crafty sites are somewhat...addicting...ifthatmakesanysenseatall. <3
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 20th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
oh i agree !
Roslynroslyn on January 19th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
crafster.org is amazing. I love all the potential sources of procrastination!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 20th, 2005 03:24 am (UTC)
oh, isn't it fabulous !!
i could spend forever there.
Ivana Stabivanastab on January 19th, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
Friends groups is a good idea. I should probably look into it myself.
Thanks for the links. Now when I can't sleep, I have something to entertain me. :)
What exactly is a space monkey?
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 20th, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
a creature who pushes the buttons, works for the "big ones" without really having an idea of what they're doing or why.
it's from fight club, the book anyway - moonborn was telling me about it last night, since i haven't read it.
Ivana Stabivanastab on January 20th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
haha oh yeah, I haven't read the book but I've seen the movie and I kept calling people space monkeys. But I haven't watched it in ages. Every time I do I go around reciting lines from it.
The Misadventurous Life Trials of Miss Maybelline: queen alicecuriousalice on January 19th, 2005 05:59 am (UTC)
Yeah... the friends list can be overbearing at times. I've not been reading so much lately and it makes me feel soooooo bad. I keep telling myself, "whenever there is more time," but more time is hard to come by these days. Anyway... you've always sent your well-wishes my way and so... I'm now wishing YOU well.

**Here's hoping you can find the time to do it all**

And change is always possible... if you focus on the good things that will come of it.

Keep Smiling,
some devil is stuck inside of meturnbacktime on January 19th, 2005 08:15 am (UTC)
aww, that first part made me laugh. i'm very un-merciful with my friends list. if entries annoy me or i just don't care, i cut 'em. but that's juat because i have to scroll through ones i simply don't read which isn't fair to me, or even them.
Full-Pronged Fury!!!!: Burn (from orange_icons)angerfork on January 19th, 2005 09:33 am (UTC)
Space-Monkeyness sounds like a fun hobby!! How do I sign up to become one?

I've only ever been able to truly take one person off of my friends list. I had her on my list for about a half-year, we met in person and I commented quite regularly. Even with that person, it was only after...well, here's the general dialogue jist:

Me: *inserts witty-like comment here*
Them: Who the hell are you? Your comments don't really seem to make any sense to anything anyhow!
Me: *groans*
Effortlessly Controversialmoonborn on January 19th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC)
Awww! ♥
Poor Tim.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 20th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
lets be space monkeys together ! :D
melymbrosia: the time it takes a rose to grow a thornpalefire on January 19th, 2005 09:36 am (UTC)
Back 320 entries?! How much time do you spend on the friends list if you don't mind me asking, I spend an hour a day and I only have 40 people on my list, I can't imagine 200. But then of course there are those that don't update every day etc. etc. But wow.

Back when I had 90-something people on my list I had friends filters and I agree that might be helpful.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 19th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
well, i multi-task so i can't really say how long i spend on my friends list, 'cos i'm usually looking at 2 or 3 other open windows at the same time, as well as doing offline stuff (like collating zines or writing letters). but altogether, about 3 hours maybe? if i sit through and just do my friends list only, then maybe an hour, an hour and a half...?
it's okay on weekends when i can keep up pretty regularly, but during the week can be a nightmare :\ i'm thinking filters might be the best way to go too.
Jessica: Into the Water by: beautylullabysweetkisses13 on January 19th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
I would hate to lose you as a friend. Although, I do sometimes understand if you have to do things then you have to. Anyway, whatever you do... I wish you the best of luck! You totally deserve it love.


sylvia plath's revenge: girlvaniityx on January 19th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)

ooh. thanks for the linkage. i've just joined. and the filters are really helpful. you can sort things into categories {like crafts, photography, francesca lia block, etc.} and/or importance level. you can put all the people you definitely want to read. and then put the people you read if you have time. just make sure to keep them private, otherwise people get sad.

    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 19th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
i will :)
i like the idea of being able to separate things, like communities and such. because i like reading them, just not every day. i saw the way you had linked things in categories and thought, "ooh, what a fabulous idea!" :D
{ps: you are one of my daily reads. i even read at work, and there's only a handful that i do that with anymore ^_^}
sylvia plath's revenge: girlvaniityx on January 19th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)

yay! i feel all special now. i always read you, too. i think there are like ten people that i alwaysalways read, even if i don't really have time.

her garden of lilies & secrets.starlightrayne on January 21st, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
it defiently does get overwhelming with having a lot of people on your list. i don't mind, but when i go even a day without reading, i have to get caught up on SO much!