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Green Room - Sign Up Week - Day 5

I answered some "stupid questions": http://www.alycewilson.com/2014/03/stupid-questions/

I'm really hoping that the series of interviews that I've given for LJ Idol this season have actually generated some buzz and attracted new writers into the fold! It's kind of difficult to track who came from where at times, but if you found out about Idol via one of those interviews, definitely let me know!

Even more to the point, feel free to share them, or any other info about Idol with the people that *you* know! Because the Sign Up sheet closes Monday, March 10th at 9pm EDT! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/711493.html Which is just one hour before the Week 0 entry is due! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/712370.html

So if you know someone who is dragging their feet about signing up, now is the best time to beat them unconscious and drag their bloody remains over here!!

Am I advocating violence as a method of recruitment? Of course I am!! Why wouldn't I?!?

I am in Florida after all. People are just lucky that I don't stand my ground to get them to participate! ;)

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What are YOU standing your ground for right now, or in the near future???

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kathrynrose
Mar. 7th, 2014 05:11 am (UTC)
First?

Woot!

Hey guys, tonithegreat asked a good question in yesterday's GR a few minutes ago, but therefore at the bottom of the room.

Those who keep spreadsheets - What do you track?

Edited at 2014-03-07 05:13 am (UTC)
kathrynrose
Mar. 7th, 2014 05:16 am (UTC)
Here was my answer:

Traditionally I've just kept a simple spreadsheet with the contestants' names down the side and the weeks at the top and a bunch of Yesses and Nos whether I voted for that entry.

A mini-season or so ago, I also started tracking whether or not I commented on their entry, because I wanted to get better at commenting, and I wanted a metric so I'd know if I'd improved. I have also been known to jot notes so I'd remember someone or the subject of an entry if it stood out for some reason.

There are people who have been known to keep up with who is in which tribe, and whether someone has used all their byes or if they get a special power or what round each person is eliminated in. I don't necessarily need all that, but due to poll wonkiness (which I explain in my Intro post), it's really a good idea to at least keep a list of who you're voting for, and a spreadsheet makes that easy.

Also, I have a terrible memory, and weeeeeeeeks from now, toward the end of the season, someone's going to ask, "What are the memorable posts that you enjoyed?" or someone's going to say, "Which post of mine represented me the most, in your opinion?" and if I don't have notes, it takes forever for me to participate in that kind of conversation.
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roina_arwen
Mar. 7th, 2014 05:13 am (UTC)
Second!
kathrynrose
Mar. 7th, 2014 05:14 am (UTC)
:)
roina_arwen
Mar. 7th, 2014 05:17 am (UTC)
Anyway... in actual commentary, I was going to add to my original comment that I'm standing my ground in the use of my ridiculous multitude of iconage, LOL. Just go see my Intro post if you're curious!
kathrynrose
Mar. 7th, 2014 05:19 am (UTC)
Sorry. I messed up your edit. :P

You are the icon goddess. I am not standing my ground. I am decidedly reclining on my ground, which, in this case, is my big-ass overstuffed chair, under a fuzzy blanket. With my feet up. :)
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beldarzfixon
Mar. 7th, 2014 05:22 am (UTC)
Hey, just as I'm about to get off the 'puter, a Green Room pops up!

Yes, violence solves everything -- temporarily.

Got my Intro post done, finally, so rather than stand my ground, I think I'm gonna sleep my bed.

Edited at 2014-03-07 05:22 am (UTC)
roina_arwen
Mar. 7th, 2014 05:24 am (UTC)
I'm gonna sleep my bed too. Goodnight and pleasant dreams!
xo_kizzy_xo
Mar. 7th, 2014 08:38 am (UTC)
Aaaaaand....Good Morning Greenies! Rise and shine! Up up up! Time to start the day!

:waits for the deluge of arrows:

Thanks to the wonkiness that is LJ, I haven't been able to respond to anything without a battle since yesterday morning. Sometimes I don't even see replies even though I know they're there. Not here, but on my friends page.

I was told that LJ recently did one of those releases, so that could account for it. Something about now being able to cross post photos from Instagram or something, I think.

I hope to be able to post my intro sometime today. In the meantime, though, I'm going to get a cup of coffee. Help yourself -- I made plenty :)
kajel
Mar. 7th, 2014 12:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you for the coffee. Luckily for you, I am one of those annoyingly chipper persons in the morning. I shall withhold my arrow for now. I may need it for something better.
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similiesslip
Mar. 7th, 2014 11:13 am (UTC)
I'm standing by my decision to divorce. This isn't going over well with some.

monkeysugarmama
Mar. 7th, 2014 01:22 pm (UTC)
Namely, your soon to be ex husband? Lol! This is an important thing to stand your ground on, if you know it's the right choice for you. I left a bad marriage several years ago myself. There were definitely some detractors, but you are the one who has to wake up next to that man every day, not them.
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theun4givables
Mar. 7th, 2014 11:38 am (UTC)
Venting Comment Because I Hate the World rn
Standing my ground on the idea that if you have something to tell me, you tell it to me your goddamn self instead of relying on someone else to pass along the message.

This message brought to you by my dumbass brother who isn't home when I thought he would be, because he was supposed to get up with Bob this morning to put him on the bus for me so I could get some sleep. Because, y'know, I worked until 245am last night.

Or, y'know, I got home at three am thinking I could sleep until 11am and nope, my roommate woke me up before six because my ex needs to get ready for work.

I hate the entire world right now because godforfucking bid someone in this damn household actually communicate with me directly instead of through others.

*goes to make breakfast because she has no other choice*
kehlen
Mar. 7th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Venting Comment Because I Hate the World rn
*Sends you a box of breakables and a safe room to crack them all to pieces* ;-)
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kajel
Mar. 7th, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
I shall stand my ground with my fridge and sort all the things in it so that the meat can be frozen into meals. Otherwise, I run the risk of it going bad. I hate when I do that.

I am thinking banana pancakes this morning. Help yourselves!
anyonesghost
Mar. 7th, 2014 12:57 pm (UTC)
Have to say, I made banana-filled crepes for dinner the other night, they were beyond fantastic. I stood my ground and used the creme de cacao instead of the dark rum in cooking the bananas ... so no flambe', but it was so worth it.
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monkeysugarmama
Mar. 7th, 2014 01:32 pm (UTC)
*hums*
"Today I don't feel like doing anything..."
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mari4212
Mar. 7th, 2014 01:00 pm (UTC)
I stood my ground in the face of students trying to guilt me into staying in the Philippines until they graduated from high school so that I could keep teaching them.

They're seventh graders. *headdesks* No I'm not staying in the Philippines another five years just because you threaten to cry.
monkeysugarmama
Mar. 7th, 2014 01:33 pm (UTC)
Lol! But how sweet that they love you enough to want you to stay! (Awesome career path by the way!)
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kittenboo
Mar. 7th, 2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
I am standing up for breakfast! Waffles, bacon, hash browns, strawberries, hot chocolate, the works!

I just got some Maple Applesauce and I really think its going to taste good on waffles, unfortunately I don't have time to make waffles this morning, so cereal it is and then off to work to teach 3 and 4 year old preschool. Today is take them swimming day, which is always just a little bit crazy. But much fun will be had!
monkeysugarmama
Mar. 7th, 2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
Have fun at the pool!
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ashgaelsonaria
Mar. 7th, 2014 01:47 pm (UTC)
I currently have no ground to stand on.
I hope for that too change in the future.
I will know sometime in April if the disability thing is approved. Then I will know if I will be looking at cheep property or not.
Until then I shall find things to distract me like this.
deza
Mar. 7th, 2014 04:53 pm (UTC)
Good luck with it. I've been turned down for disability four times because I have too much education. Apparently getting a piece of paper negates how disruptive seizures are on daily life. Who knew?
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monkeysugarmama
Mar. 7th, 2014 01:51 pm (UTC)
Damn! I was still awake when this GR was posted and missed it.

I try to pick my battles wisely. Things are good at the moment so I'm not putting my foot down about anything today, other than the fact I have to wash and fold six loads of laundry on my day off.

I think we should become nudists. Then laundry would be nothing but a sock basket!



Edited at 2014-03-07 02:01 pm (UTC)
vaudy
Mar. 7th, 2014 02:14 pm (UTC)
Laundry, ugh. I have a load of I have to remember to wash for my grandmother before she runs out of underwear. I hope she gets up before I leave for work, so I can get it in the washer, and then I can dry and fold after work.
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vaudy
Mar. 7th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
I stand all day at work, so I want to sit down now, dammit.

But maybe I will stand my ground that you should never walk up to a cashier who doesn't have a customer at the moment and say "you look lonely/must be bored/look like you need something to do/etc etc!" You only know that I don't have a customer right now. You don't know how long I've been standing there. You don't know if someone just walked away from me seconds ago. You don't know if this is only a momentary lull in an otherwise hectic day. (This has actually happened to me, and really, when you've had constant lines for two hours and you finally have thirty seconds to breath, hearing "I wouldn't want you to get bored!" is just insulting.)

You don't know that checking out your groceries is, in fact, unimaginably tedious, and I'm going to be bored, anyway. So please don't say it. I've heard it a million times, and it stopped being cute and funny a long time ago, and while I will smile and laugh, anyway, because it's my job to smile and be friendly, maybe it won't be a fake smile if you don't start out our transaction being condescending.

Oooookay, apparently I needed to get more off my chest than I anticipated. I'm going to go make lunch now.
momebie
Mar. 7th, 2014 03:28 pm (UTC)
I think the only thing I heard with more frequency than that throughout my customer service life was 'don't blow away!' But that's because I sold balloons at Disney. Those people would also tell me how bored I looked. Point of fact, customer service work is boring.
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adoptedwriter
Mar. 7th, 2014 02:33 pm (UTC)
Morning........ ( pours diet vanilla Coke Zero,,, fizz.....fizz.....fizz......) Workin' my 2 jobs today. Hub has a medical test at 3:00 PM. Send good thoughts! AW

Edited at 2014-03-07 03:44 pm (UTC)
lawchicky
Mar. 7th, 2014 05:33 pm (UTC)
Sending love and good karma!
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