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Green Room - Week 0 - Day 5

Good Morning and welcome to all the newbies who have been signing up over the last few days! https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1060711.html

I'd welcome returning veterans as well. But you will probably suspect that it's some kind of trap! :)

Sign ups will continue until Thursday - which is also the deadline for our Week 0 (non-mandatory practice run) topic: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1062306.html

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There was a request for an index of "Idol terms". When you are around for 13 years, a community can develop specific terms and shortcuts that might confuse folks coming in for the first time. There is a link to one made a few years ago in the FAQ. https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1060564.html If you have other questions that pop up, feel free to ask here in the Green Room (or whatever Green Room is posted on that way) or email me directly at clauderainsrm@gmail.com and I'll try to get you up to speed!

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So how was your weekend?
Do anything exciting? See anything cool? Did you spend the entire time chained to your desk writing your Introduction?

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emo_snal
Sep. 16th, 2019 01:32 pm (UTC)
I saw some reference to these idol specific terms in an earlier post, I'm not sure what they are myself and I've been here awhile? I mean there's the byes (which I vaguely suspect has something to do with sportsing) and the green room but what else?

Edited at 2019-09-16 01:34 pm (UTC)
clauderainsrm
Sep. 16th, 2019 02:04 pm (UTC)
You still see some "frist" and "grap" floating around - typos people made that became "in-jokes".

My whole build a wall around everything that isn't 'Merica (which has always been "wherever I live") has become less of an in-joke parody of taking a fringe stance to the extremes and become actual foreign policy!

I realized that the FAQ link didn't save. So I'm glad you mentioned it so I could go back and edit it back in!

I think a lot of the other terms listed are fairly general ones. But if it's come up, that means there's at least someone who might be confused!
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lawchicky
Sep. 16th, 2019 01:53 pm (UTC)
I spent the weekend giving Home Depot all of my money and then laying tile.

WHO AM I???
roina_arwen
Sep. 16th, 2019 02:00 pm (UTC)
Didn’t you all move recently? How did the tile work go? Which room did you tile, and how much help were the kids?
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roina_arwen
Sep. 16th, 2019 01:58 pm (UTC)
Entry is done. Other than that I had a fairly lazy weekend, doing some laundry and housework and watching Hallmark movies from the comfort of my couch. My Gamma World character survived another week and advanced to level 11, so there’s that, lol. Yes, I’m a geek. 😉
pixiebelle
Sep. 16th, 2019 02:24 pm (UTC)
I went to the Luxembourg Gardens on Sunday, so that was nice. Posted some pics for friends to see. I’m bad about taking pics though - I tend to live in the moment more and put my phone away, forgetting about it.

Other than that, not much else. I worked a bit. Played some video games. Went shopping. Watched some tv and YouTube. Pretty much everything I do most days.
lawchicky
Sep. 16th, 2019 02:55 pm (UTC)
Loved the photos! I want to visit there one day!
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xo_kizzy_xo
Sep. 16th, 2019 02:27 pm (UTC)
OK, so I might have an issue with my intro. In the last there was always a drop down on the post entry page to say whether you wanted your post filtered to friends only or public. That drop down on my desktop doesn't exist anymore so I can't tell whether or not all my non Idol posts are still filtered. If anybody here could check for me and let me know if appreciate it.
clauderainsrm
Sep. 16th, 2019 02:29 pm (UTC)
I logged out and looked. Your Introduction is public.
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rayaso
Sep. 16th, 2019 02:53 pm (UTC)
I have stalled on my intro. It needs an ending -- and a middle. Got that opening locked down, though. Kind of like a window I'm trying to fix -- there's one screw that just won't turn, and it's holding everything up. I can hit the screw with a hammer to try and release it. I thought I might try that with my head to bust loose some ideas, but halfshellvenus frowns on that. So does my doctor.
kittenboo
Sep. 16th, 2019 09:42 pm (UTC)
Oh I hate when I have a section I can’t quite see. Sometimes free writing helps, just writing whatever comes to mind, without thought or judgement. I use that tactic a lot actually.
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sunouttomorrow
Sep. 16th, 2019 03:41 pm (UTC)
Spent my weekend finishing up Downton Abbey (I'm a late bloomer, what can I say?) so I can go see the movie and know what's going on. My daughter and grandson were here for a visit, as well as my other daughter - sans granddaughter.

I've got one line down for my intro and I'm not sure I want to go in that direction. We shall see what the remaining time will allow.
adoptedwriter
Sep. 16th, 2019 03:52 pm (UTC)
Busy weekend with the beautiful grandbaby (see icon). Also continued clean out of The Basement From Hell.
spydielives
Sep. 16th, 2019 04:24 pm (UTC)
I am on my third weekend of cleaning "just my area" of the basement, and so much more to go!
spydielives
Sep. 16th, 2019 04:38 pm (UTC)
My weekend was a combination of housework (basement cleaning), rest, work, and watching online videos. Oh, and going from thinking I had the perfect way to write my introduction to throwing that idea into the trashcan. I'll come up with something I like eventually, but I don't want to be who I am right now, I want to be who I will be in January. I just have a couple of surgeries to get through first and I'm not looking forward to either of them or their respective recoveries.
kittenboo
Sep. 16th, 2019 09:43 pm (UTC)
That’s a tough spot to be in, where all you want is something that’s up ahead.
cacophonesque
Sep. 16th, 2019 05:06 pm (UTC)
My morning began with a large, deadly explosion in my hometown, which rattled my house, several miles away.

It's still kind of crazy here, and while I'm at work, I'm having trouble concentrating on much.

Also my throat feels raw, probably from inhaling the debris and insulation falling from the sky at my daughter's school and on campus (over a mile away).

So, yeah, not the best start to the new week.
halfshellvenus
Sep. 16th, 2019 05:44 pm (UTC)
Oh no, that's horrifying!

I hope everyone's okay.
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halfshellvenus
Sep. 16th, 2019 06:39 pm (UTC)
I spent the weekend finishing the rest of our vacation unpacking (after a few repairs to some of the items), booking an LA hotel for next weekend when we drive our son back to school, and catching up on some financial stuff and getting a few things ready to return to Amazon.

I tried to read up on my f-list, but didn't get very far in between all the chores. I thought about finishing a half-written entry re: the second part of our vacation, but made very little headway. AND I thought about doing my Idol Intro entry, but I went back to look at the earlier ones I did, and was daunted. I mean, how can I top the Season 10 intro post? Meta and truth and humor! A blurb on the actual me would be so boring in comparison...
kittenboo
Sep. 16th, 2019 09:48 pm (UTC)
I didn’t play or follow along during season 10, so I checked out your intro. Very creative!
kehlen
Sep. 16th, 2019 07:17 pm (UTC)
Traditional question, because I missed it somehow.

Do we get 2 byes this season, as usual?
clauderainsrm
Sep. 16th, 2019 07:30 pm (UTC)
I tie byes into how many people sign up. Because that impacts the flow of the game. I'll officially announce it around the same time as the Week 0 deadline when I know how many folks are going to be competing.
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rayaso
Sep. 16th, 2019 07:31 pm (UTC)
kittenboo
Sep. 16th, 2019 09:44 pm (UTC)
Exciting, I was a big fan, I will check that out!
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longtimeacomin
Sep. 16th, 2019 09:53 pm (UTC)
I worked Saturday..hubby worked Sun...not normal for us. We did get out of the house a little bit on Sat for an amazing seafood dinner
tonithegreat
Sep. 16th, 2019 11:29 pm (UTC)
Ah! So behind!
Hello idol! I feel so behind here already! Need to write an intro. Need to interact more! Ah, but life. . .

Took my daughters to a climbing competition halfway across the state this weekend, down in Gary’s neck of the woods, but I managed not to get kicked! The comp was really fun, but left me exhausted. Work has been intense enough lately to leave me wanting restful weekends. The start of a new school year is always exciting and exhausting and I feel like we’re just getting that finished off still.
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