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March 5th, 2004
11:22 pm


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well, that's a first
Headed up to the coffeehouse / wine bar in Benicia that I usually haunt on Friday nights (blame the free wireless access, even though I'm the only person I've ever seen using it). Strike one: they had a live band tonight, which drives the sound level from tolerable to insane. Strike two: the only pair of comfy chairs in the place were already occupied, so I perched close to the bar. Strike three: there was a guy sitting at the bar (waiting for someone, as it turned out) who wanted badly to strike up a conversation with me, to the point of offering to buy me a beer. His bad luck that I come to this place so that I can .not. talk to people (unlike work, school, etc).

I need a t-shirt with a slogan. Maybe "Flaming Introvert" would do it.

The band's just wrapped for the night. It's .still. insanely loud out.

Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Ani Difranco - Not a Pretty Girl - "32 Flavors"

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Date:March 5th, 2004 11:54 pm (UTC)
I think there's a Nancy-button that says "No. Not even with you". Can probably be made into a shirt :)
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Date:March 6th, 2004 12:08 am (UTC)
Well, yeah, but that's a *different* 'tude. What I'm trying to convey is something more along the lines of "in other circumstances, you might be the most desirable person in the world, but I'm out of words and over quota for the month."

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Date:March 6th, 2004 12:08 am (UTC)


We could mine the "caring for your Introvert" article for ideas. ("I'm OK, you're OK -- in small doses")

Or, to paraphase Sartre: "Hell is other people after work" (Hmmm...a shirt with "hell is other people... () before breakfast () before a deadline () after work ...")

I think we may want to get some of the T-shirt tranfer paper that goes in an inkjet printer!


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Date:March 6th, 2004 01:50 am (UTC)
"Do Not Taunt Approach Happy Fun Introvert."
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Date:March 8th, 2004 08:34 am (UTC)

Here's another approach...

From an article at the BBC website re: the use and social impact of personal music players: Donning a pair of earbuds also grants a certain amount of licence. They let listeners become witnesses without the risk of getting too involved. The earphones absolve them of some responsibility.

Some women use earphones to deflect unwanted attention, finding it easier to avoid responding because they look already occupied.

Who says you have to have music going? Just the little white earbuds and wires themselves send a message.
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