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Too Old to Die Young

Now there's a thought...

❝And I let it run like an open vein
Love the pleasure and curse the pain
Ohh, foolish things I’ve done
And I never thought I’d make it here
Wish I could live another hundred years
Ohh, foolish the things I’ve done
But I’m too old now to die young.❞


— Will Hoge -

Seems a bit - Melancholy doesn't it?
Picked up from ScratchPad on the creative cafe A Medium.com project that promotes, in their words; Poetry, fiction, personal essay and so much more.
And no, I haven't submitted anything for publication there. Have you been to medium.com? Rather interesting concept in social media and blogging *in general*.

#quotes




So.
I've not been nearly positive enough lately. And for that I apologize. To you. To me.

It's been a hard year. Dealing with all I've been dealing with has made it hard to stay focused on what good there has been. Because there has been and I haven't been showing my gratitude nearly enough.

Grateful to be here. Grateful to you for being here.




That said, there is one less person on my friends list.
fragbert removed me at some point this morning.

So , "Adios, amigo!"

Picked him up during the recent LJ revival thing. I had seen him around LJ for years. I think he even started that 2017_revival group. He hadn't posted anything since sometime in June anyway. If I remember correctly, it was a post to say he had lost the will, didn't have time, etc...

Maybe I wasn't positive enough or something for him. It's okay, I can be an acquired taste sometimes. Or not.

I don't think we ever really clicked any in any personal way. It happens sometimes. I might have removed him some time back when going through the list in one of my periodic purges. Cannot remember. Doesn't matter. I just got an email that the dude had removed me...

I thought the dude was a bit pompous and pretentious at times. Sometimes it seemed it was just a bit "Forced". If you liked the guy, more power to you. I was not a fan after a bit.

And I can be kind of a dick sometimes too...

There were a few others that I picked up from there that have fizzled out. Happens. Shame though, some seemed quite interesting.

At any rate, I am glad you're here!

Hope the weekend is treating you all right!

#lj_friends

#gratitude

#thoughtful

#i_can_be_a_dick_sometimes

Comments

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tx_cronopio
Aug. 13th, 2017 03:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, my camping trip got rained out. Bummer. But at least I realized it while I was still at home!
texasts
Aug. 13th, 2017 03:19 am (UTC)
Well crap! Better at home than there though. If I've got to put up with miserable weather, I'd much rather do it at home!
tfcocs
Aug. 13th, 2017 04:34 am (UTC)
People can be fickle.
texasts
Aug. 13th, 2017 02:21 pm (UTC)
That's a good word for it...
gracegiver
Aug. 13th, 2017 05:06 am (UTC)
I like your taste.
texasts
Aug. 13th, 2017 02:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks! In the short time we've been around each other, I appreciate you being here.
babeofbryan
Aug. 13th, 2017 11:26 am (UTC)
There was a songwriter around these parts years ago with the same name as that author you mentioned. Wonder if its the same guy?
I friended that guy on a friending frenzy some years back. Guess I wasnt what he needed in a friend and he cut me from his list. No biggie for me. I dont think we really connected. Still kinda zings when they dont say look, we have nothing in common, Im going to unfriend you. But whatever. His loss!
texasts
Aug. 13th, 2017 02:24 pm (UTC)
Good question. I am unfamiliar with the guy or his body of work. I'm not really a poetry kind of guy I guess. Except as it pertains to songwriting...
xo_kizzy_xo
Aug. 13th, 2017 01:24 pm (UTC)
He deleted his LJ and is now permanently on Facebook. He defriended everybody, including me.

I've always found it difficult to really connect with people who have huge friends lists. Some of them don't even try to connect and instead look at their list as an audience while others make it a point to connect with everybody.* When I friend somebody like this it's usually because I like what they're saying and how they say it rather than wanting to be an actual friend. Bonus points if we do become actual friends :)

That said, I understand it too well from your POV. It does sting, especially if it's somebody with whom you connected. It used to send me into a frenzy of WHAT DID I DOOOOO???? I don't remember when my thinking shifted into "Oh, well!" Maybe it was during the initial fleeing to DW?

*The other thing I've always noticed is that people who fall into his category tend to already have a tight inner circle which usually was forged back in LJ's heyday. I think it's great that people have kept those ties. OTOH sometimes it makes me feel I'm an interloper at a private party :shrug:
texasts
Aug. 13th, 2017 02:53 pm (UTC)
Ah okay. I'm not on his Facebook list of friends, nor is he on mine.. As I said, we didn't click.

I've known others with a "cast of thousands" for a friendslist both here and over on the Book of Face. My friendliest was full of their multiple posts a day, a lot of them seemed to be pleas for attention. They fed off that, I think. Other than that they seemed pretty normal and likable. I never did defriend them, just filtered the posts out of my feeds.

This guy, on the other hand, I just didn't like very much. Good to know it wasn't personal I guess. There wasn't a lot of hand wringing on my part about it. None as a matter of fact. There was no WHAT DID I DO?? moment...

Just noting it in passing I guess.

I've felt the "sting" of that shit before (quite a few times in fact) and this particular one was not like that. Those hurt.

This, given the his (non)propensity for posting of late or (lack of) commenting here, were barely noticed really, because I never really got to know him in the first place. He posted a bit after the initial push for the revival, but that fell off fairly quickly, and he fell off my radar.
xo_kizzy_xo
Aug. 13th, 2017 03:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he was trying to get back into it (hence the friending frenzy), but he quickly fell off. It's happened to a bunch of my former LJ friends too.

But yeah, there have been instances where I haven't clicked with people either. I'd make a notice of their absence but that was it. Sometimes I was the one who initiated the defriending.

Oh well, but at least there are still some of us here :)
texasts
Aug. 13th, 2017 04:06 pm (UTC)
And as I said, I'm glad You're here.
gender_euphoric
Aug. 13th, 2017 03:24 pm (UTC)
I'm still reading!
Not posting much.
texasts
Aug. 13th, 2017 09:17 pm (UTC)
I am glad you are still here, my friend!
ellierachael
Aug. 17th, 2017 06:15 pm (UTC)
I removed fragbert a few months back. Never had much interaction from him at all

Edited at 2017-08-17 06:15 pm (UTC)
texasts
Aug. 17th, 2017 08:39 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Apparently he was (or is) very popular. Somewhere...
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