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Remarking on the unremarkable - A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
Remarking on the unremarkable
I’m still shaking off the idea that Long Island consists entirely of haunted houses and places to get Polish sausage.

I instantly tune out of discussions involving corpspeak to any degree. Today I learned that this may be due to a coping process called “divorcement.” I forget what else was said after that.

I am a perfectionist to the point of paralysis. Where I’m able to work past it, it still manifests either as minimizing the things I do or as an assumption that I’ll never really be good at them. Or both.

In my head, I am a much smaller person than I actually am.

I don’t like going to bed when other people are still up because I’m afraid I’ll miss something.

I love having time to myself. When I was growing up, my absolute favorite time of the week was Saturday morning, when I could be sure to have the house to myself for a couple of hours before my folks woke up.
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komos From: komos Date: September 19th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to like getting up early because everything was so quiet and I didn't feel like there was anything to miss.
cook_ting From: cook_ting Date: September 19th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought Long Island was filled with big, bleach blond hair, leopard print stretch pants, and chunky gold jewelry. From whence the haunted houses and polish sausages?
komos From: komos Date: September 19th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Up until recently, most of my exposure to LI was solely in Amityville, home to the "Horror" of the same name and many butchers with delicious kielbasa.

I also though there was a biological weapons testing facility on the eastern end of the island, but I readily confess being crazy.
faux_eonix From: faux_eonix Date: September 19th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I believe you are thinking of Brookhaven Labs.
They are mapping the human genome, among other things.
schizohedron From: schizohedron Date: September 20th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Are you thinking of Plum Island Animal Disease Center? It's closer to New London than Manhattan. Way out there. Not officially a testing facility, but the term dual purpose comes to mind.

I've only been to LI a couple of times, the majority of them as a child. I didn't know Amityville was a sizeable Polish stronghold. I tend to think of Linden, NJ when I think of areas with ready supplies of Polish cuisine.
komos From: komos Date: September 23rd, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's possible, and I think that the Silence of the Lambs reference explains it.
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