The Amazing Mirvana

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I just found the neato-est celebrity blog…http://margaretcho.net/blog/.

Misc.

So I did indeed create a new journal to track what I’m teaching in my dance classes, and keep my notes from attending other classes: mirvdance. Comment if you wish to be friended, but I’m just warning you that it’s likely to be very boring.

Oh, and if you would like me to share my photos from Gulf Wars with you, and I have your email address, please just comment and I’ll send you the link (I posted it earlier in a friends-only entry).

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The straight dope

Warning: I’m about to get up on my “LJ is evil” soapbox…I think that some people on LJ live for the opportunities to smack others down. Now, I’m not picking on anyone in particular here. This is just something that I’ve observed. If you make a comment on someone’s journal that challenges or disputes something they said, what are your true motives? This is what I think every time I see someone respond to a journal entry with a reference to snopes (or straightdope, which I prefer). Are you genuinely trying to inform and educate that person? Do you feel it’s your duty to fight ignorance? Or does it just make you feel superior? I’m all for fighting ignorance, but I think we should be very mindful of how we do it and what our motivation is. I don’t like telling people that they are wrong. If my mom or some other well-meaning but naive friend sends me an email about an urban legend, I’m not compelled to smack them down. It’s usually not that important. I don’t like being told that I’m wrong either, especially if it’s a trivial or subjective thing, but that is something I need to work on…don’t mind me. I’ve just been having “geek overload” issues. Too many geeks (including myself) think they know everything, think they are smarter than everyone else, when there are more important things in life than always being right. True wisdom lies in deciding when it’s important enough.

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