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I may be too perceptive for my own good.

Is it fair to say, "it never ceases to surprise me," if that's followed by, "that people do precisely what I anticipated they'd do"?
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From: aphorisic Date: November 14th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whatever I reply, you will say, "I knew you were going to say that."
komos From: komos Date: November 14th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's really kind of a broader spectrum than that. I would love for you to opine, though.
From: aphorisic Date: November 15th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have no opinion, really, merely small smartass answers to do with vague generalities.

I think yesterday sucked for everyone.
komos From: komos Date: November 15th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
My day both sucked AND blew, but I hear you. Now I'm having adventures!
prosicated From: prosicated Date: November 15th, 2005 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
You and your people skills are astounding. I think you should take over for me on this anthropology thing.
Also, at least in my case, I should add that it never ceases to surprise me that I do preisely what I feared I'd do. =)
komos From: komos Date: November 15th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)
One of my greatest regrets is never having pursued an advanced degree. You've struck me as nigh on brilliant, though, and I'm quite sure I could not fill your shoes.

I do exactly the same thing.
prosicated From: prosicated Date: November 15th, 2005 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
You'd be surprised how many degrees can be had for free. It's only the time that's stopping you, you know. What would you want a degree in?

(My shoes might be a bit small, it's true... especially when they're only doing what I fear.)
komos From: komos Date: November 15th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Back in the day, I had hoped to pursue a career in academia as an historian, but I had a crisis of faith and became quite convinced that I didn't have the stuff to make it work.

Now, I've no idea. Practical side says I should look into MLS programs. The more whimsical me thinks about things like food technology programs that focus on beer/wine, Cordon Bleu training, or futzing around at MassArt. Ironically, the only one that's free (through work) is futzing around at MassArt.
prosicated From: prosicated Date: November 16th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are you doing much at MassArt? You've certainly got some talents in all those directions, but if it's too easy to put off, you won't do it, right?
You've been putting off ceramics for ages, because the possibility is right there. It's my theory that if you have to fight for something, and if you make something vital to your daily existence, the crises of faith abate some. I had friends kick me through the application process for school, and now the conviction that I don't have the stuff to do this is gone. In its place is a whole diferent set of crises, of course, but they're more manageable.

Which one of those possibility appeals to you most? History, ML(I)S, beer/wine tech, cooking, art...?
_meej_ From: _meej_ Date: November 15th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Completely fair to say that, yeah, given both your perceptiveness in general, and your overall good-natured willingness to give the benefit of the doubt. At least, from what I've seen.

The situation's a might bit complex, of course, but that doesn't change the fact that you are allowed to call it as you see it.

(I'm willing to be an ear, by the way, if you need another. Give a ring, or an email.)
komos From: komos Date: November 15th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. For the most part, it's a retelling of the same story, and I'm mostly just sitting with it for now. Sooner or later, the idea that I'm better off is bound to sink in, right?
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