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Should I go to a GT?
Yes, the food at Banders/Denny's is wonderful! 75%
No, the food at Banders/Denny's sucks. 25%

Votes: 4

 It seems I have a cavity, amongst other things...

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Oct 10, 2001
I went to see my dentist today, and she said that I had a massive cavity, and that it would be need to be pulled very soon. Needless to say, this has disturbed me to no end. (I really, really hate having dental work done)

And because it would be kinda lame if this were all I had to talk about, I have decided to include a bit about my very own personal life.


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IRC; an internet wasteland?
And as another day ends...
Well, I figure I might as well start out by putting some information about myself up on here, so y'all can put it all into perspective... I'm 20, male, white, single, and socially inept, or so it seems. All throughout my grade, middle, and high school 'career', I have been picked on and have had my self-esteem smooshed by thoughtless peers, and possibly, as a result, I no longer have the desire to go out and 'be social'. This has caused me no small amount of distress and is probably responsible for my depression.

Anyhow, I've just recently started 'hanging out' in an IRC chatroom (IRC stands for 'Is Really Cool') for people from my state, which is Arizona. Some of the people there seem cool, some seem a little weird, and a few of them are downright irritating (I won't give names, since they might try to snuff me out later on). And it seems like it's a tradition of sorts for them to hold GT's (which is short for 'get togethers') every now and then and meet the new people from the channel... and some folks really seem to want me to go to one. Do I bow to their peer pressure and attempt to become social again? The girls seem to be pretty cute, so I'm sure I could get something or other out of this (hi LdyDeath! =))... they all *seem* to be nice people, so I dunno...

oh, and on the odd chance that you might be reading this...
Happy Birthday, ^SICKGRL^!!!


irc women (5.00 / 2) (#1)
by elby on Wed Oct 10th, 2001 at 05:52:44 PM PST
Meeting people off of irc is never a good idea. They all suck in real life, which is why they're on IRC.


Rubbish (5.00 / 3) (#2)
by bc on Wed Oct 10th, 2001 at 06:25:56 PM PST
They are just a little more introverted than their shopping&fucking brethren.

I would say that IRC women are superior to everyday women, based on the samples I have seen.

You are such a typical intj!

♥, bc.

Back in the dark ages... (5.00 / 3) (#4)
by chloedancer on Wed Oct 10th, 2001 at 10:25:00 PM PST
When BBSs roamed the land, I used to have to show up at Round Table Pizza get-togethers to prove that I wasn't the notorious "Sugar Bunny" (a woman truly renowned for the level of misery she could cause). In retrospect, it was a mistake -- I should have just let 'em keep on thinking it.

[Side comment to Elby -- does the acronym CKMCMS mean anything to you? Or Stonehenge? Don't know if you were in Seattle circa '85-'87, but I've been wondering.]

Don't believe so.. (5.00 / 1) (#7)
by elby on Thu Oct 11th, 2001 at 11:54:45 AM PST
I was in Seattle circa 85-87 but I didn't really use computers much at the time. :)

I bbsed for a bit from 92-94 or so, until we got internet access. But that was in Yakima.


Thanks for the straight answer... (5.00 / 1) (#8)
by chloedancer on Thu Oct 11th, 2001 at 01:15:27 PM PST
My paranoia level can now decrease slightly ;) Let's just say that I don't travel in the same circles anymore with very few exceptions to that rule.

Uh oh (none / 0) (#9)
by elby on Thu Oct 11th, 2001 at 02:04:18 PM PST
Now it sounds like there's an interesting story there!


"Sugar Bunny"? (none / 0) (#11)
by Frithiof on Thu Oct 11th, 2001 at 02:33:34 PM PST
hrm... for some reason I feel compelled to ask you to tell me more about this woman...


Nothing special, really... (none / 0) (#17)
by chloedancer on Fri Oct 12th, 2001 at 08:02:50 AM PST
It was just a day and age when there were extraordinarily few women who chose the company of geeks, programmers, EEs, MEs and C-Sci majors. Some of those who did collected hearts for ego points; the hapless fellows hadn't yet learned to recognize when a shark was in their midst, taking bites at random in the absence of genuine hunger. Sugar Bunny was the prototype; because of her, the rest of us womenfolk had to deal with the vicarious bum-rap that wasn't of our making -- and it's been the same old story ever since.

My folly was simple; I bounced onto the scene as a 17 year-old ingénue, clueless as to the impact my existence would have. Legendary status should only be granted to those who truly wish for it; the myths that have circulated in the years since have been somewhat entertaining, nonetheless.

The one friendship from that era that I've clung to with a vengance since went by the 'nym of Tiny Footsteps (and later, Sidrelia Vox) -- I get a kick out of meeting his current co-workers and dropping the fact that "I knew him when he used to look like Robert Smith and he still borrows my 'Come-fuck-me' red lipstick and black eyeliner every now and again!" The look of genuine shock I get in response is absolutely priceless and Jeremy has the good grace to smile enigmatically in these moments (I think he cherishes them, actually). At least the "memory game" can be a two-way street... ;) He's managed to outlast the rest simply because he's kept his sense of self intact over the years.

All I know is this: The "geek guys" I hung with back then were some of the most interesting and adventurous men I've ever known -- then they went to work for Microsoft ("the asshole with teeth", if you remember the original logo) and their spirits became neutered as time passed. If I'd not been where I was then, maybe I wouldn't know the difference now.

They're better? (5.00 / 1) (#10)
by elby on Thu Oct 11th, 2001 at 02:05:57 PM PST says the person who's never actually met anyone from online in real life. Not that you're missing much.


So? Irrelevant (none / 0) (#12)
by bc on Thu Oct 11th, 2001 at 02:39:56 PM PST
If you have an ounce of empathy (which you don't) and imagination, you can get to know people amazingly well online. You can see their souls, really!

Just because you can't tell what people are like and have difficulty understanding them, don't try and make out the problem lies with others when it lies within yourself.

♥, bc.

Untrue (none / 0) (#13)
by elby on Thu Oct 11th, 2001 at 03:06:33 PM PST
You can tell everything you need to know about a person online, which is how I know they are far worse in person than they appear to be online. It's quite simple to deduce it fromt he available facts.


So (none / 0) (#14)
by bc on Thu Oct 11th, 2001 at 03:11:54 PM PST
You admit that your point that I have never met anyone online IRL was wrong?

Furthermore, I am not convinced you are a remotely good judge of character. You reject perfectly likeable people, and attack despicable ones, all the damn time.

♥, bc.

Dentists (5.00 / 2) (#3)
by seventypercent on Wed Oct 10th, 2001 at 09:13:04 PM PST
I haven't seen a dentist since 1997 or so.

I'm almost scared to go. Don't get me wrong; I take pretty good care of my teeth, brushing at least twice a day and all of that business. But there's got to be a cavity or two in there somewhere, and I just hate that damned pick that they spend hours scratching away at your tooth with. The only upside to going to the dentist is that they sometimes give you laughing gas, but the effect of it is usually offset by the fact that the music they have to offer is usually limited to "Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits" and/or "Vanilla Ice Live in Concert." :-(

Red-blooded patriots do not use Linux.

Visiting the dentist is like going to confession (5.00 / 2) (#5)
by Adam Rightmann on Thu Oct 11th, 2001 at 07:30:04 AM PST
painful in the short term, but it certainly pays off in the long term, and your day to day activities have an awful lot of impact on the results.

A. Rightmann

Who is your dentist ? Name and address please! (5.00 / 2) (#6)
by dmg on Thu Oct 11th, 2001 at 10:30:35 AM PST
I have not been for ages, and my teeth are fine. In the UK you are supposed to go every 6 months, but this seems excessive to me.

Perhaps if you are one of those creepy Americans whose your teeth are all conforming to some totalitarian ideal of the platonic ideal smile, devoid of character and individuality then it makes sense to visit your dentist that frequently.

In the UK we spend our money on more important things, like alcohol and drugs, which in the long run are more likely to get you laid.

However, any dentist who is a fan of the 'Ice Man' is OK in my book. It would be a pleasure to undergo any amount of dental torture so long as one could listen to Ice flowing like a mofo and serving MCs like a pound of bacon.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking


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