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Rules and Regulations
Sometimes I disturb myself. A little while ago, I sat down at the computer to post a photo of my daughter in her Easter dress. But, realizing that my last entry had been a photo, I had to write something to precede the photo. Why? Because I have this silly rule for myself that I try very hard not to break: never post two consecutive photos. There's no reason to have such a rule, that I can conceive. I don't remember when it settled into habit for me. Nevertheless, I am loathe -- thank you, _luaineach, for reminding me of the pleasures of that word -- to transgress.

That's only part of the reason why I'm disturbed, however. There's also the fact that the entry I wrote purely to put some text in my photo sandwich ended up taking a lot longer than I'd initially intended. Once I make it over the impediments to forward progress, like an overloaded diesel rig, I can roll cheerfully down the highway for hours. Wait, now I'm berating myself for using an LKW metaphor in this entry after resorting to my favorite Zug metaphor in the last one. I can't remember whether I have a rule for not mixing such proximate metaphors on the same day or in consecutive entries, but I'm starting to think that I should. Help me, world of the flesh to flee, however temporarily, the intensity of intension. Clearly, I can't do it on my own.

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elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: April 8th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You make me laugh.

You do realize, don't you, that for people who read you through a friends page, we can't even easily tell what your last entry was?

But yeah, I have tons of not-posting-in-the-right-tone and whatever guilt. Not-posting guilt is worst of all. And where are my pronouns???

BUT! I just broke my unspoken no-pictures rule the other day. And then made the entry friends-only. Read that as you will.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 8th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
An excellent point. I have non-LJ readers, so I'm conscious of their experience of going straight to my journal. But I suppose most of them use a reader that generates similar effects to the "Friends" page.

I didn't know you had a no-pictures rule. I guess I was confusing the photos I'd seen of you on other journals with your own. Whoops!
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: April 9th, 2007 12:50 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yeah, once I said that I realized it wasn't quite straight. But for a while I didn't link to those pictures off my own site. Then I caved and I liked it. But I guess I was thinking back to the days when I'd post prose/poems styled as snapshots and whatnot.

Not my fault that my roommate outed my bodied self (that was always my defense).

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 9th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
And now your bodied self refuses to return to disembodiment!
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: April 10th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Nevertheless, I am loathe -- thank you, _luaineach, for reminding me of the pleasures of that word -- to transgress.

It's a fabulous word. So apt, at times, and a physical pleasure in the mouth to boot!
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