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* Spent a nice weekend with Kidling1 up at her place. It's a new-to-us town and we had a lot of fun exploring it. Any town with a river and train trestle right through the middle of it has got to be a good town! Also, more than a handful of micro-breweries so we ate and drank good. She also has a pair of invasive doves nesting on her patio and that took up chunks of time. Methinks she might need a pet. LOL. 

She's doing fantastically well. This Public Defenders office is a perfect match for her. She's running her own misdemeanor department! There is no "competition" in the office because there is simply too much work and not enough attorneys. Everyone is HELPING everyone else and it makes for a very fun and supportive environment. All things she needs. It's hard to believe that a year ago this week we were in Phoenix watching her graduate, packing her up and bringing her home for a summer of BAR exam prepping. Proud of her and happy for her.

* I haven't had time to respond to the comments on my last post regarding migrating back to LJ. It is frustrating to know that flisters I hold dear are staying put on DW. I wanted to like it here, but it's a strange white canvas with very little on it. I don't know how to find folks. I feel as though I'm tiptoeing through a ward of some kind. I can't explain exactly how it strikes me, but it isn't conducive to the journaling I used to do over on LJ. 

* I'm also feeling very techno weary and am itching to delete my two social media accounts and burn DW to the ground. I don't know why this comes over me from time to time, but I'm feeling it desperately at the moment. 

* I picked up a darkling darling yesterday - Laird Hunt's In the House in the Dark of the Woods. I could not put it down. For three solid hours. And it's haunting my morning. I'm always simultaneously elated and deflated when I find a work sounding so much like my own plucked heart strings, but this one is much darker than anything I could conceive. Hunt is utterly utterly brilliant. This slim novel is a morality play dressed as a bastardized fairy tale masquerading as a horror story and a devilish take on Puritanical New England. It's fantastic! But I wouldn't recommend it without a caveat. Although I'm not quite sure what that caveat would be. If you get sucked into the first third, bear the second third, then you must take your punishment with the last. The book is set up to work in just that way. I think I will read more of him.

* Standing at this desk!!! I should have purchased this riser years ago! 

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May. 6th, 2019 03:44 pm (UTC)
Glad kidling has found herself in a supportive environment!

it's a strange white canvas with very little on it. I don't know how to find folks.

This is it exactly, that's how I feel about DW also.

If you need to delete, delete, maybe you need a few months away.
May. 6th, 2019 06:43 pm (UTC)
She's very lucky to have landed in this particular office!

Yeah, there's something that feels off center over there and I cannot put my finger on why. But it's there. Sorry to be leaving a few of the diehard DW flisters, but I can't keep running two platforms. I would like to delete my DW, but I guess that's not necessary. I do want to delete IG and Twitter.

How are ya, J?
May. 7th, 2019 06:55 pm (UTC)
I'm okay.

I don't really understand instagram and twitter.
May. 6th, 2019 04:23 pm (UTC)
I'm glad Kidling 1 is doing so well. Please give her my regards. I was so impressed with her when I met her. I'm glad she's enjoying her work. With that kind of case load, she's under a lot of pressure.

I will follow Idol wherever it goes, but I'm glad it's returning to LJ. While I'm looking forward to the next season, I'm glad we're getting a rest. My brain needs to recharge.
May. 6th, 2019 06:46 pm (UTC)
She's mentioned wanting to email you, G, but says your contact info has gone missing. Thank you! She's so incredibly happy up there! It's a rare situation, so much work, not enough lawyers and they all do everything. Felonies next!

Yeah, LJ feels like home.

I'm trying to rest my brain and fill it back up with weird and wonderful words!
May. 7th, 2019 06:35 pm (UTC)
I would love to hear from her, and if she (or you) is in my area, let me know.
May. 6th, 2019 06:32 pm (UTC)
How wonderful Kidling1 has such a great job and is doing so well in it--seems like a perfect fit!

I quite enjoyed our DW time, and will probably pop back, or try to figure out a way to crosspost back. Although LJ is my "home" I never really learned all the functions, and they changed so much, like linking videos and such that I feel quite lost. But it's home.

Mandatory social media breaks should be the law. I need them! All my family and church family are on FB, and it's often the only way to keep up, but I burn out from it. Too many voices in my head.

I love a book that is a fast read, but deep enough to stay with you.

May. 6th, 2019 06:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, LJ feels like home. I tried to get comfy on DW but it just never seemed to break in for me. I have no idea why that is. I would prefer to delete that account...but yes, there are a few folks over there I would be sad to lose touch with.

I have to make some social media decisions. I'm starting to lock things down.

I love finding an amazing new voice! But I'm still looking for a long British novel for summertime reading.

May. 7th, 2019 03:06 am (UTC)
Glad Kidling 1 is doing so well!

I've really not found that much of a difference between DW and LJ. I think the only thing I don't like about DW is the limits on icons, but other than that, I've had no difficulties managing both accounts.

May. 7th, 2019 01:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks, S! So, where are you posting from? You keep current on both platforms?
May. 7th, 2019 08:40 am (UTC)
That stand-up desk sounds wonderful, and I also agree 100% about the differences between Dreamwidth and Live Journal. Although I cross-post to both, I like the format of LJ much better. DW always seems a bit flat and uninspired to me, although I have friends who are unique on both platforms. I hope you have me friended on both - I'd hate to lose contact.

- Erulisse (one L)
May. 7th, 2019 01:41 pm (UTC)
The standing is BLISS!!!

"flat and uninspired" that's IT entirely! But yes, I'm now discovering that there are those who won't switch one way or t'other which will maybe force my hand. Keep posting at DW, crossposting and checking both sites for flist. Sigh. I also can't control filters easily that way and with Idol I NEED filters!!!
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