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textual frustration [Dec. 9th, 2007|11:04 am]
Lindsey Kuper

Dear Alex oniugnip,

I am sorry. I can't text fast enough to keep up with you. (When I write my cyberpunk novel, remind me to replace "write" with "text" globally.) The word on the Portland street says that at the xkcd talk, Guido asked a question about Python, and Knuth asked a question about algorithms. It sounds like the beginning of a joke. "So, Randall Munroe, Guido van Rossum, and Donald Knuth walk into the Googleplex..."

Yesterday was my third day lifting weights, and it didn't hurt as much as the second day. I went to a vegan potluck at Blue lovemotionstory's house, where I had some terrific non-meatloaf and non-egg salad. I brought my usual. I've lost any facility I ever had at Wii Golf, but I cleaned up playing Set, at least. Then I met a fellow named Daniel who seemed to know a lot of people I know, and we ended up biking together to the Free Geek holiday party, where I danced and danced and tried and tried to take pictures that weren't awful. I gave the last of my business cards to a guy from the comedy troupe that performed there. I've never run out of cards before. It's kind of cool.

There was a fundraising auction, and I somehow managed to win ten hours at a recording studio for $50. So, that might be cool! Of course, it might also turn out to be some dude's basement, but hey, it's for a good cause. I also won a necklace, which it turned out someone else had had his heart set on (he wanted to give it to his girlfriend), so I sold it to him at cost, with an option on his mortal soul.

Four minutes ago, Jeff freyley and Beth linettasky are supposed to be here for my second official manual-transmission driving lesson. I'm trying to coffee for it. After this, only eight more lessons until I level up to Allowed In Vehicle By Myself.

Veuillez agréer, Monsieur, l'expression de mes sentiments distingués,
Lindsey lindseykuper

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[User Picture]From: catechism
2007-12-09 09:02 pm (UTC)
So, Randall Munroe, Guido van Rossum, and Donald Knuth walk into the Googleplex...

Wow, I totally know who all those people are! Weird.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-12-09 09:35 pm (UTC)
"...and Peter Norvig says, 'What is this, some kind of a joke?'"
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[User Picture]From: gawm
2007-12-09 10:50 pm (UTC)
Joining the stick-shift revolution! I'm proud of you.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-12-10 07:09 am (UTC)
I don't know, man. Of all the skills I have that are going to be useless after the oil crash, this one is probably the most obviously useless. I'm just doing it because it would make it possible to borrow my housemate's car, should I ever need to.

And because knowing how to drive stick makes one more of a badass, of course.
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[User Picture]From: gawm
2007-12-10 02:09 pm (UTC)
Two words: Mad Max.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-12-12 03:16 am (UTC)
Which I haven't seen, a state of affairs which sorely needs amelioration.
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From: ms_nico_blue
2007-12-09 11:01 pm (UTC)
Good luck!!

I had one lesson on driving a manual about 5 years ago in a '75 Triumph Spitfire. It was a total disaster...the car and the lesson.

Sorry, that's not a very motivating story

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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-12-10 07:11 am (UTC)
Today's lesson was cancelled due to lack of temporal coordination, so I'm not any better of a stick-shift driver than I was at the beginning of the day. But I'm not any worse, either!
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[User Picture]From: lovemotionstory
2007-12-11 02:53 am (UTC)
i can't even begin to tell you had thrilled i was that you made it to my potluck and i am glad you got to get a biking partner to free geek too! also, your usual is delicious.

you're in a few of my pictures from saturday, i'll probably upload them tomorrow. did you take any at my house?

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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-12-12 03:15 am (UTC)
I honestly don't remember if I took any. I'm gettin' forgetful in my old age. And if I did, then at my current rate they'll be online by March or so. I'll see what I can do, though.
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[User Picture]From: lovemotionstory
2007-12-12 06:00 am (UTC)
haha, ok!
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