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Odd School Memories.

When I was in third grade art class we were given a task to draw an outline of one of our shoes (laces included, if any) set on a piece of paper then turn that into something new.

I drew the outline of my shoe, and the laces flitting away, and thought the laces reminded me of the lines that connect astronauts to the space shuttle - so I turned my shoe outline into a "space ship" with astronauts at the end of the lace outlines.

The sin: I covered the background with little dots representing stars.

The art teacher asked me what the dots were, and I responded "stars". She said "no those are dots, not stars". I insisted that this was a space ship in the night sky, and she actually grew incredulous "stars do not look like that" she was clearly agitated and demanded I draw actual stars instead of just drawing dots of varying sizes to represent the stars in the night sky.

I was amazingly confused, and could only think that she was upset that I was not drawing white dots on a black background, but this was not possible due to being given white paper.

Eventually I was told that she wanted me to draw the five-pointy thing, which I thought highly unrealistic because, well, stars did not look like that - they were points of light in the sky.

I recall getting a poor grade for not following directions.

This was pretty par for the course in my schooling.

Reorganizing.

I did some LJ reorg tonight.

My journal has over 850 entries, and about 725 of those are from 1999-2004.
I posted quite a lot back in the day. I had a series of complicated friends groups back then.

Most of those friends groups were me categorizing posts. I was often worried that I would annoy people by posting uninteresting things, so I split things up by topic. Back when people were posting all the time, this was a valid concern, but now.. Who cares. More posts, more better.

I hadn't touched friends groups in ages either. So newer friends probably hadn't seen things.

I did away with all that. In this day of infrequent LJ posts, it's mostly nonsense.
I set everything from 2005-earlier to private and deleted all my friends groups and created all new.
I might readjust old-old posts at some point, but I doubt anyone cares but me.

I have one filter. A "restricted" filter, for things I think should be a smidge more private than others.
So that brings up the question:

Do you still see this?
Poll #1971374 Do you still see this?

Do you still read this?

Yes, I like seeing posts.
34(73.9%)
I need a nap.
12(26.1%)


I have a pile of friends on here, who I haven't seen in years and years. People drift apart, it's a thing. I dislike removing such connections, but if you are seeing a post from me for the first time and going "Who the hell is that?". Go ahead and unfriend me (if you want, or not) my feelings won't be hurt.

If you are seeing this and I haven't added you as a friend, feel free to say "HEY, I know you", and poke me.

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