February 12th, 2016

Pals for life

The Friday Five for February 12, 2016

1. Are your "LJ friends" friends to you, or just acquaintances?
2. How do you feel about modern feminism?
3. Do you look down on people for their LJ habits, or do you think everyone's entitled?
4. Have you ever been flamed? If so, what for?
5. What is it about LJ that keeps you posting here?

This is fun, considering yesterday was National Friendship Day

1. Well, some are acquaintances, to be sure, but others, especially the ones I've met, are dear cherished friends. I'd love to meet many more of them and will some day. They are just as important to me as the local friends I have. Just because we 'talk' through a computer screen doesn't diminish that feeling of bonne aime.

2. I grew up in the 60's - that was the time of true feminism. I don't think much about the modern equivalen0,t except that some women seem pretty eager to throw it to the wind and go back to being 'kept' by men. Sigh, there are times when I miss the 60's.

3. I'm not sure I understand this question. What a person does or doesn't do is their business, not mine. Who am I to judge?

4. Flamed... do they even use that term any longer? Yes, just once by a guy who didn't think I wrote proper MFU. He offered to teach me the correct way. Needless to say, I hit the delete button pretty damn fast. Later I found out that I'd been writing MFU (and doing all right with it or so I've been led to believe) longer than he'd been alive.

5. I like the site. It's easy to understand, it's familiar and all that said, I'm posting this on Dreamwidth (:P). I've got a paid subscription through 2020, so why would I go some place else? My friends and my journal are there, along with all my communities. Guess you could say that I've found a home there. (Thank you, again, St. Crispin, for forcing the issue).
Carpe Diem

Yay - the weekend!

Are you the person you thought you'd be as a child?

Did you ever buy any of those "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books?

Do you have a saying or motto that you really love?

Bonus: Did or does your family have a favorite joke?

Here's mine. Two Scotsmen went into the outhouse - it was a fancy one with two seats. Just as one was getting ready to sit down, a nickel fell out of his pocket and disappeared into the dark reaches below. He looked after it sadly, then dug into his pocket for a fifty cent piece and tossed that in as well.

His friend said, "Och, mon, have ye gone daught?"

The response? "Ye dinna think I'm going down there for just a nickel."

Yeah, it's lame, but it was one of my Da's favorites.