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lj socializing / surprises versus anticipation / I speak regular and Dixie American


Whew! I just responded to a ton of the comments in my journal and sprinkled a few comments around your journals... when I get anti-social, it piles up and then when I'm finally ready to communicate I have a TON of socializing to do! Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I love it. I never reply right when the first few comments come in, because I like to savor them, read them a few times before responding. And I usually read every entry on my friends page a few times -- first I skim everything to see if there is anything really exciting, then I go back and read everything completely, then later I go back and read again to prepare to comment (and then often I realize I have nothing to say). Keep in mind that I am a very, very fast reader. Most books I read about two pages per minute. Not sure how many words that is, but it's a fairly good estimate, regardless of the book's size.

By the way, I'm pretty good at responding to comments but I am TERRIBLE at email. It can easily be months before you get an emailed response, comments take two days, usually.

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I'm not much for surprises. I just don't get much out of them, usually... I like to anticipate. I'd rather buy tickets for a concert three months in advance and salivate over them for that length of time than have someone give them to me as a surprise the day before. I'd still be excited, but I'd have missed all that delightful anticipation. You'd think I wouldn't be that way, as impatient as I am, but eh, I'm a walking contradiction! I do like mystery though. So telling me in advance that you are going to give me a present but not telling me what it is is a VERY good idea (though I will whine that my curiosity is killing me). Are you an anticipation or surprise type of person?


Your Linguistic Profile:



55% General American English

35% Dixie

10% Yankee

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern




feelings: mellow
sounds: Muse: "Sing For Absolution"
connecting:

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Comments
psychobobob ══╣╠══
aaargh the randomness
kmiotutsie ══╣╠══
::hugs::
streaked_beauty ══╣╠══
Sometimes when I have free time I do go back on people's entries to see what I could of missed. I dont say anything at times, because I dont want to possibly offend, because it could be my lack of understanding. Mostly its because I have nothing really to say though.


I also am a very fast reader.
izzard_uk ══╣╠══
I read pretty quickly when I'm browsing the web and my RSS feeds, but when I'm reading a novel (not very often) I read very slowly. And I tend to only read a few pages at a time. Concequently it often takes me a couple of months to finish a book; but I like to savour every word when it comes to good creative writing. On the other hand, I often get to the end of the book and find I've forgotten how it started :)

By the way - Hitchhiker's Guide movie in 10 days! Woooo!!!!! :D
belenen ══╣eccentric╠══
oh my gosh I ddin't realize it was so soon! I have to make plans!
carodus ══╣╠══
Anticipation person
Reading quickly is essential to my job :)

'Are you an anticipation or surprise type of person?'
Definitely an anticipation person -- I love the build-up to the event :) Especially things like when you go to a play - I LOVE the bit where the audience quietens and their is that lull, a moment where you know the curtains will sweep back and the play will begin. The tension and anticipation is almost palpable....

The odd surprise can be nice too though :) I like being spontaneous - so surprises can work in with this aspect of my personality :)
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Re: Anticipation person
I love being spontaneous, but only when it's my idea. heh. It must be a control thing.
x_forqet_me_not ══╣╠══
lorelei_sakti ══╣╠══
I love the anticipation. It makes the prize seem much more rewarding.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
cool!
wittypnai ══╣╠══
yup, it's better to let the entries sink in before sending out comments ;) emails get me lazy sometimes =/
anar_anar ══╣╠══
interesting...

Your Linguistic Profile:



65% General American English

20% Yankee

15% Dixie

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern




to be honest, I'm glad the "dixie" points aren't too high... I suppose being taught English by a bunch of immigrants from Iran made me incapable of picking up on too much southern slang, hehehe.

and you know far too well how I read comments and journals, heh... sometimes... like now... I let it build up for... over a month...
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Re: interesting...
heh heh, I don't mind. ;-)
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