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Weird, colorful, creative, eclectic, and friendly. A shy and solitary person, I enjoy the occasional nice chat and meeting nice people. Fairly private about myself, but once a level of friendly rapport and trust is established, I can open up more.

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At 6:13am on March 5, 2014, Joseph P said…

Well, it hasn't been absolutely horrible or anything, but it's been a bit of a shock.  I was working 8 - 4, often getting to take off half an hour or 45 minutes early, if I finished up the thing I had been working on around 3:00 or 3:15, making it not worth the effort of starting up a new project that day.

Now, with this new phase of the project I'm on, my base shift is 8 - 6, although in reality the conference call at the end of the day seems to go to at least 6:30.  It probably has something to do with the fact that I'm getting to the hospital barely after the sun comes up, and I'm not leaving until after the sun goes down.  That, on top of the cold and the long hours, leaves me pretty tired.  I'll probably adjust to it right around the time that this part of the project is over.  But hey, at least I have something to whine about.  ^.^

Sure, switching off to e-mail would help.  Plus, then we wouldn't just be dropping the conversation all over each other's comment walls ... although I'm not sure what else a comment wall is supposed to be for.  Let me add you as a friend, and I'll put my e-mail address in that, so I'm not posting it somewhere publicly visible.

Hmm, yeah, movies can be good that way ... but then you're also lacking the chance to actually talk, since there's a movie going on.  Heh.  It's like the classic dinner and a movie thing, for dating.  That's about the worst first date idea that I can think of.  You can't talk during the movie, and then you're trying to make conversation around the food, which is awkward.

I lean more towards museums/zoos and coffee shops/book stores.  You have something to keep the awkward silences from getting too awkward, but you don't have something so all-consuming that it interferes with getting to know someone.

Heh, well, I wasn't actually proposing driving all that way to hang out.  Much more than an hour or so it pretty crazy, on a regular basis.  I guess if you were interested in someone who was about two or three hours away, and one of you was going to move soon, you could take turns driving back and forth for the weekend, maybe.  I dunno.

Little ole you, though?  Heh.  You don't look that short.  :-P  Although, admittedly, there isn't that much in the background from which to get a frame of reference, and your friend looks about the same height.  That's you on the left?  Or are you the one in the mask?

I have two books that I have partway finished.  One is series fantasy about magic and the nature of gods and such.  The other is an end-times Christian-based novel, playing around a bit in that particular scenario.  I just hope I can pick one of them back up cleanly and resume where I left off, when my life gets a little more sane.

Definitely a bit unfocused over here, yeah.  If I had enough cash to live on for a year or so, I could possibly get some stuff ready for public consumption.  The problem is that the last time I was unemployed for a few months, I was so stressed out from the 20 or 30 hours a week of job searching that I got less done than when I was working.  My habits and emotional crap are so freaking annoying, sometimes.  Maybe I could use a few self-help books to get me into a better mode of producing or something.  *shrug*  Some of them have some pretty good methods, supposedly.

At 8:03am on February 14, 2014, Joseph P said…

No worries about the delay.  I do the same thing, as you can see.  I worked about 56 hours last week, since we started a new project, rolling out the new patient information system that the hospital I work at is switching to.  This week is looking like it's going to come to about the same total, or maybe a little higher.

Strangely, a major overhaul like that involves a whole lot of overtime in the I.T. department.  It's been a little crazy.

It's a bit easier for me to keep up with e-mails, when I can type a few sentences in breaks of activity at work, and I'll have composed an e-mail within a few hours.  With this site, it's all or nothing, in one browser window.  There's no save-draft feature, and I don't think I have a real message composition program on my phone.  I've heard of office suites written for cell phones, but I haven't looked into them.  I have no idea how good they are.

For the hang-out-and-talk events, you might not do as well, no.  Hmm.  My local groups often have activity-based events, too.  There's the occasional hiking event, and we have occasional game nights.  Geeks tend to lean in the non-religious direction, so you get that sort of thing happening from time to time, in the event calendars of local atheist groups.

It might be a bit easier for you to engage people over a board game or card game, when you have an activity to focus on, and random conversation springs up out of that.

It's still possible to get together with someone you talk to on here a lot, from time to time, but it's far more difficult.  Take our proximity, which is probably a bit closer than average.  I'm showing about 5 hours and 45 minutes to Wilmington, which is about the same as the drive to Atlanta that I do a few times a year.

Doable, but not something you would want to do to hang out with someone on a Friday night.

I guess mechanical drafting counts as artistic, from a conceptualization/layout perspective.  I just find it less so, from a mechanical perspective.  The tools do most of the work.  *shrug*

Most of my writing is fiction.  If I can get the blog going, that will pretty much all count as non-fiction, of course, but those two books I mentioned are both novels.

The electronic route is definitely the way I'll go, if I pursue anything musically in the future.  The keyboards will just become an entry tool.  That list of instruments is less impressive than it is just a testament to my inability to freaking focus on something long enough to become an expert, though.  ^.^

At 6:20pm on January 12, 2014, Joseph P said…

Heh, yeah, there are a few of us who greet the new people, although I'm a bit less regular about it than some of the others.  I tune out for a month or two at a time, sometimes, and only say hello if someone someone particularly jumps out at me, as your opening list of self-referential adjectives and your solitary tendencies did.  I can relate.

I can imagine how it's harder to just jump in and join existing groups and conversations, as a new person.  Fortunately, I have the lack of tact necessary to allow me to do so.  ^.^

Personally, I find it easier to find social activities through meetup.com.  There's a thriving atheist community down here, and there are several geek-based groups that are largely atheist/agnostic/apatheist, and the small number who are religious keep it to themselves and probably aren't very serious about their beliefs.

I've been doing a few board game/card game nights, recently.

Alas, this site isn't quite as good for actual socializing, since ... for example, in the case of you and me, it would be about a 5 1/2 hour drive to hang out and go do anything, and we're towards the closer end of things, in terms of the distance that any two random people on here would have to cover.

I wish I could do visual art, myself.  I mean, I can do mechanical drafting fairly well, but that isn't the same sort of thing.

Mostly, I write.  I have two books about half written, and I'm trying to start up a blog, although I'm having difficulties overcoming the inertia and getting moving on that.  My I.T. job has been very stressful lately, and between that and being tired from lack of sunlight (at this time of year, the sun is barely up by the time I disappear deep inside of the hospital, and it's almost down by the time I get off of work), I just haven't been able to get myself moving on the blog.

I'm also a musician, having played cello, tuba, and piano, but I haven't been in a band for something like 9 or 10 years, now.  I'm afraid to see how badly my piano skills have deteriorated.  I'm not sure I'll ever do much with that again.  If I ever start up another band, I'll probably mostly do writing and vocals, or I could fall back heavily on electronic compositional tools.  I dunno.

At 5:42am on January 9, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 2:55am on January 9, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Lillia  

Welcome to Atheist Nexus---an internet world of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom. You will find many like-minded freethinking atheists here--friendly, caring rational people. 

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At 2:52am on January 9, 2014, Joseph P said…

Greetings.  This is a good way to meet new people to talk to, if you're looking for generally rational people.

I'm not all that shy, but I definitely have my solitary moments, in which I just go full hermit for a month or two.  I can relate.  Tough to get out there, in the flesh, sometimes.

What sort of creative outlets do you manifest?

 
 
 

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