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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
No Time
Unlike my partner, I can't get my wireless to work at Pannikin. She has a better antenna. Read that as you will. At any rate, I had dreams of returning messages and replying to comments while here at Starbucks, but I just got summoned, minutes after finally getting logged on, so I suppose that will have to wait. I do have time to put up a photo, but that's it. See you later.

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cpratt From: cpratt Date: March 28th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Hers is a Windows PC, yours is an iBook?
kdotdammit From: kdotdammit Date: March 28th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
He he he. Ha ha ha. That's what I told him!! I'll tell ya if CB and his computer woes are a case for Macs -- then that case can't hold water. I love my little cheapo compaq laptop. It kicks buttocks. CB can have his always freezing and breaking down Macs.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 28th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I haven't had any trouble with my laptop, except for the damage done to it by that bad circuit I plugged into back in July, 2004. The dual 867 machine has been trouble, I'll grant you. But I'd appreciate your not dissing the laptop, which has served both of us well.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 28th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You know it. I like mine well enough, but hers pulls in more signals. On the other hand, hers has a tendency to migrate from one signal to another in annoying fashion, whereas mine stays locked on whatever signal I select without incident.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 28th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

pst

where is it that im meeting you on thursday?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 28th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: pst

I have no idea who you are, but if you signed up to meet me in the morning it will be in ML 428. E-mail me to be sure.
icetulip From: icetulip Date: March 28th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Sort of a personal question; you can answer in an e-mail (or not at all) if you'd like:

Why do you use the term "partner" when referring to KDD, if she's your wife? Do you think the term "wife" has certain negative connotations? Or do you (she) just not care for the term (or is it a TITLE)? Perhaps it's a sign of my generation, but I've always linked the term 'partner' to a homosexual relationship. (Yet, we still say we can have 'partners in crime' or the title of "partner" in law firms, and the like.)

The last time I dated someone, he explicitly did not want to be known as my "boyfriend" (well, it was kind of weird, since he was 9 years older than me), but he felt that the term 'boyfriend' "put unreasonable expectations on me". (Which I thought was a load of crap.) I was fine with the term, but for three years, we'd only introduce each other to people not as friends, lovers, or significant others, but only by our names.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 28th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I don't like "wife" much. And "husband" has bad connotations built into the word itself. But the reason I write "partner" is less a consequence of my dislikes than my having lived so long in the San Francisco Bay Area and also having many gay friends. "Partner" is what one says there, more often than not, even when the relationship isn't same-sex. At least in my demographic, anyway. Aside from all that, though, there's also the fact that I've tried to keep her thing separate from mine, especially of late. That's why I no longer link to her journal and don't refer to her by her LJ user name.
From: ex_benlinus Date: March 29th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I refer to Lisa as my girlfriend sometimes, but it's clearly gone byond that point, with us having lived together and owned 2 homes together over the last 5 years, so sometimes I think partner is more appropriate. Boyfriend/girlfriend sounds too casual. Partner says, "we're working together to build a good life, and we have a vested interest in seeing each other succeed and be happy". I like that notion.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 29th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
And I like your eloquent statement about that notion! I couldn't have said it better myself. Not only that, I didn't.
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