I Miss LJ!

May. 31st, 2009 10:44 pm
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So, a few months ago I was feeling kind of over LJ, a little bit. I'd just started a new job, didn't really have time to keep up, and just trying to read my friends-list was feeling like a little bit of a burden.

So when I moved into my new place (and lost access to my old housemates' extra computer), I told myself I could get by with quick email checks at work and I really wouldn't miss it that much while I was trying to save up the money to buy a decent used laptop (which, because of other things, I don't estimate I'll be able to afford until about August).

But Friday night I went over to [livejournal.com profile] inlovewithnight's apartment to celebrate her birthday with cake and fangirling. And as LJ names were exchanged and Springsteen videos from the 80s were lovingly mocked, I started to realize that I kind of missed LJ.

And this afternoon, when I had a chance for uninterrupted Internet use at a friend's place, I went to check my personal LJ, which I haven't done in weeks (I've posted to my role-playing ones a couple of times briefly), I realized that I miss it A LOT. I miss the fanfic and the meta and the random thoughts. I miss connecting with geographically distant RL friends. I just miss it period.

And then there was the part where, because I fell upon my friends' internet like a starving wolf on a deer carcass, I missed the last bus to the metro to DC, and had to invite myself to crash at their place. But they're the kind of friends I can do that with, for which I am profoundly grateful.

Date: 2009-06-01 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spuffyduds.livejournal.com
IT MISSES YOU TOOOOO!

*waves*

Date: 2009-06-01 06:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenbookwench.livejournal.com
*waves back at you*

Date: 2009-06-01 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likeadeuce.livejournal.com
Have you thought about a netbook?

Date: 2009-06-01 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenbookwench.livejournal.com
Um, a what? Tell me more of such things!

Regardless, it will be awhile before I can afford anything at all, because I'm now back in a situation where rent is basically 50% of my monthly income, credit card bills are a significant chunk of the other 50%, and I have to get together enough $ to pay my landlord/roommate an $800 deposit by July 15 (which I'm not complaining about--he was nice enough to go ahead and let me move in, knowing that I didn't have enough $ for the deposit then).

Date: 2009-06-01 12:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likeadeuce.livejournal.com
A netbook is a very small computer that costs $400 or less, new. If you're mostly using your computer to access the internet, that might be a better option than used laptop which will give you less performance and not last as long.

Date: 2009-06-04 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenbookwench.livejournal.com
I just looked into those, and I'm just not sure I want something that doesn't have a drive for CDs. But I admit the price is right!

On the other hand, Computer Warehouse here sells re-conditioned computers, and they have warranties and seem pretty non-skeevy.

Date: 2009-06-05 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likeadeuce.livejournal.com
Yeah, it's probably better if it's not your only machine. You could likely get a desktop for not much more.

Date: 2009-06-01 10:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] phantom_wolfboy
Well, welcome back.

Date: 2009-06-04 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenbookwench.livejournal.com
Thanks--I'm not really back yet though, because my internet access is still uber-limited. But soon, hopefully.

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