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Jul. 8th, 2004 | 04:15 am
mood: cheerfulcheerful
music: They Might Be Giants - Mr. Me

Attended the Poly First Wednesday dinner. There were quite a few people there, so many that I didn't feel the need to even attempt to introduce myself to everyone. That was refreshing, since it meant I could alternate a few small rounds of introductions with a bit of wandering around and dive-bombing conversations. It was fun, I think I'll go again. I think I've been biased against affinity groups of any sort, for too long. Any excuse to be social is a good one, I think.

Too many names to list here. Too many to remember, either. They all had livejournals! They can come find me if they want to.

Some of us went to Dolce Vita afterward, including sheenaqotj, who made the (potentially) mistake of asking an excessively literal person (me) for his life story. I have trouble summarizing, sometimes. ;-) But I tried. (Note to self: props to sheenaqotj for buying dessert when my credit card overheated!)

Hooray for getting out of the house. Go me.


Mostly unrelated side note: OKCupid.com apparently believes I match up best with smart 19-year-old bisexual aggro women. So, uh, what's up with that?

Possible answers:

1. well, duh!
2. I'm just that special.
3. maybe everyone does?
4. sampling bias.
5. bank error in my favor, collect $200?
6. the site is run by 31-year-old men?
7. older women avoid "dating" sites entirely.
8. whatever!

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from: nosugarsadded
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 07:50 am (UTC)
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You show up on my OkCupid! page. I'm not 19, but I'm close enough. And I don't know what an "aggro" woman is, but I don't think I fit that criterion either. I guess it just wasn't meant to be. Darn. ;)

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from: nobodobodon
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 02:16 pm (UTC)
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I think it's short for aggressive, but in the "angry" definition of the word. It's a very Californian slang, one I hope doesn't catch on here.

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Triple Entendre

Aggro

from: triple_entendre
date: Jul. 11th, 2004 11:21 am (UTC)
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I think it's more than a decade out of style for Texas, where it was supposed to mean "aggressive". I was being silly and using what for me was a "highschool word". Hmm, Google says it's Australian slang from the 1960's. It's in current use in England as a noun. There's also a 1997 cite from California where it means "wild but effective." Ugh, no wonder you cringed.

I'll never use it again, I promise.

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Jul. 11th, 2004 11:40 am (UTC)
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What's our "percentage"?

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from: nosugarsadded
date: Jul. 11th, 2004 12:33 pm (UTC)
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75% and 75% (respectively).

That's pretty good for me. My highest match, as far as love goes, is at 81% for people who are attracted to females. If Sheena ever decides to start playing for the other team (or both teams at once), we've got an 82% match. However, right now I'm pretending that I don't like girls. :)

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Kit

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from: todfox
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 10:05 am (UTC)
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It is fun enjoying the poly dinners vicariously from so many people on my friend's list since I have to work those nights. :)

I messed around with okcupid the other day but so far I have not been real impressed. I would be happier if you could do a real keyword search, or see people's answers to certain questions or something. I think I am still just better off with polymatchmaker, even though it is more limited. I will probably maintain my profile there though. It has been fun spotting people I know and I think I saw someone from my list in Half Price yesterday.

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Professor Q. Anthrax Warduck

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from: wellsheeyit
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 10:57 am (UTC)
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And what's wrong with 19 year old bisexuals??? YAY FOR OKCUPID!

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Triple Entendre

Poke poke

from: triple_entendre
date: Jul. 11th, 2004 11:36 am (UTC)
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And what's wrong with 19 year old bisexuals???

I was hoping maybe you could tell us that.

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from: tequilanolime
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 01:38 pm (UTC)
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What's aggro? Aggressive? Agricultural? Aggravated?

Yah, I like your rambling entries.

7. older women avoid "dating" sites entirely
...OR they are promoting themselves as 19-yr. olds.

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dr. pangloss

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from: denshi
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 02:10 pm (UTC)
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When's your 20th birthday, anyway?

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from: tequilanolime
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 02:13 pm (UTC)
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I have no idea what you mean by that.

My 20th birthday was so long ago I do not remember it.

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dr. pangloss

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from: denshi
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 02:17 pm (UTC)
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That would have been a joke.

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from: tequilanolime
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC)
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right, I understand that. I just wasn't sure what kind of joke. you've inferred my intelligence level isn't all it's cracked up to be before, so I was just asking.

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dr. pangloss

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from: denshi
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 02:29 pm (UTC)
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That sounds out of character. Do you have a url?

This might just say that my memory isn't all its cracked up to be.

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from: tequilanolime
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 02:37 pm (UTC)
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I was commenting on Trip's bankruptcy proceedings following an LJ entry of his. You got all crabby on me and told me I didn't understand what I was talking about; when, in fact I was being sarcastic in the first place. Then a few days later you "un-friended" me. I assumed you thought I was an airheaded twit (twat?) that obviously couldn't grasp the basics of financial foreclosure.

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dr. pangloss

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from: denshi
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 02:42 pm (UTC)
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That sounds like last summer. I was in the midst of my own near-bankruptcy drama and was crabby to just about everyone. I apologize for what insult you took from that exchange.

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from: tequilanolime
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
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No problem. I'm usually too sensitive anyway.

I'll assume from now on that you're just funnin' me.

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NobodobodoN

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from: nobodobodon
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC)
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OR they are promoting themselves as 19-yr. olds.

And why not? After all, I'm on OKCupid as a 19-year old bisexual woman, but not an aggro one. So far, trip's profile hasn't shown up on my page, but nosugars has. Not sure what that means.

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from: tequilanolime
date: Jul. 8th, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC)
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It means Big Brother is watching.

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