Tuesday, March 4th, 2003
10:41 am - Snerk!  
I know this might be very bitchy indeed, but when did the Buffistas turn into the student union meeting from Hell? - Jim E-T quoting a lurker friend of his.

I've already had the flashbacks to my days in the Graduate Student Association at URI. Lessee, where do I start. The constitution got rewritten for reasons that I'm still unsure about. Lots of long pointless meetings about that. We tried to impeach the president one year because she was useless, but the process became so bogged down in minutia that everyone lost interest (imagine that), and she beat us. There was even a story about it in the frelling Providence Journal on the front page of the second section. The reporter called me at home. I was quoted. It was frelling embarrassing. We were a laughing stock, not just on campus, but in the whole frelling state. Then, they elected me president! (I ran on the more intramural sports for grad students ticket.) Then the faculty went on strike. More quotes in the paper. Got to meet the governor, too. Meanwhile, I was getting nothing done on my research, and my wife was deciding that she wasn't all that happy with the way her life was turning out. Good times...
 
 
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Suesusano on March 4th, 2003 - 08:37 am
I hear you, DX. I went through a similar thing with a community theatre company. We'd have these marathon meetings hashing out how we wanted to deal with the minutae of running the company (no hair left unsplit), and by the end of it, I never wanted to see half those people ever again.

I have to admit that I stopped reading about 300 posts ago. I really would like to stay involved in the process, but it's driving me crazy, and I have enough to worry about in life. I just hope that those who are battling it our are enjoying it and not getting burned out.
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(Anonymous) on March 5th, 2003 - 05:12 am
I've taken the plunge and unsubscribed from Bureucracy. (Just in time for Lent, I later noticed!) I have to admit it was lovely to log on this morning and see "35697 new" or whatever it was and think "I don't have to read that!"

Angus
http://angusgordon.blogpot.com
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Suesusano on March 5th, 2003 - 05:34 am
I unsubscribed a while ago, Angus. But I keep peeking in, even though I always get frustrated. (I'm too nosy not to know what's going on.) It's just bad for the blood pressure lately.
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 5th, 2003 - 07:32 am
Yeah, I've unsubscribed, too, but only so that it doesn't show up unexpectedly (and horribly) when I hit read new. I'm an admin. I kind of have to read it all, but I'm basically doing it a day at a time so that I can't get drawn in to the conversation.

And curse you wee Angus, I can't add you as a friend when you're using a different blog site. ;-)
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 5th, 2003 - 07:40 am
Hey Angus? Just for fun, click on the link to your blog that you posted in your comment. Trust me. Just try it.
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msbellemsbelle on March 5th, 2003 - 07:12 am
ignorance is bliss
WooHoo! Come over and join us in the corner of not knowing. I'm just dancing away over here. blood-pressure is lower and the mood is light.
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 5th, 2003 - 07:33 am
Re: ignorance is bliss
Woo hoo! Dancing with msbelle! And Susan! And Angus!
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msbellemsbelle on March 5th, 2003 - 08:09 am
Re: ignorance is bliss
AHHHH! Crazy bible site.

DX is halping me to avoid work. YAY!
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(Anonymous) on March 5th, 2003 - 06:26 pm
Hey Angus? Just for fun, click on the link to your blog that you posted in your comment. Trust me. Just try it.

What the hell? Why does it do that? Is it some LiveJournal thing?
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(Anonymous) on March 5th, 2003 - 07:02 pm
Oh [slaps forehead] I worked it out. "blogpot.com" indeed! What a pity you can't edit or delete your own LJ comments. My stupidity is now etched in stone.

Angus
http://angusgordon.blogspot.com

That's blogspot!
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 5th, 2003 - 07:12 pm
Heh. It took me about the same amount of time to figure it out, too. Still, I can't fathom how the mistaken address takes you to that particular site. Very strange...

I must also admit that I had a very brief moment of wondering if in fact that was your blog...
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(Anonymous) on March 5th, 2003 - 09:03 pm
Please! It's not so much that I don't want to be associated with a Mega site of Bible studies and information...it's the fact that that site had a pop-up! I would never do that to you.

I think it's quite common for people to buy up common misspellings of popular domain names for the purpose of spamming. But it does give you a jolt to see your own name as the hostname.

Angus
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