The Isle of Jacobia

~ Note to self: Try not to listen to Stina Nordenstam today. She just makes you sad. A nearly three hour Stina playlist is maybe overkill. Perhaps even emotionally unhealthy. But so, so achingly beautiful… yeah… back into the fray for these ears. Like maudlin heroin for the heart.

~ There’s a small (I hope minutely small — not for my sake, but theirs) chance I may have a new “recently divorced” halfway-house temporary roommate. I was just about to take down the poster too. 

~ Urbane Decay pre-orders are coming in. From Australia, no less. A woman who used to drink with a Boys Next Door era Nick Cave.

~ Had a very interesting conversation regarding the semantic definition of “seeing someone” on MSN last night. A conversation that had a shocking revelation at the end. Well, not shocking so much as… intriguing.

~ Why people listen to music that is not Stina Nordenstam, I don’t understand. On the utopian island kingdom I will one day found, she will write the national anthem and sing it at the beginning of all state events. None of which will be sporting events. Unless you consider sonnet duels sporting events.

~ This is sort of amusing. Skip past most of the long, fireside introductory rant though.

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8 Responses to The Isle of Jacobia

  1. Anonymous says:

    What is the definition of “seeing someone”?
    and is it different than “dating”?

    odb

    • mrdapper says:

      Apparently according to people polled it is about a 50/50 split between those would would label it “serious monogamous dating” and those would have it “casual hanging out prelude to dating.” It seems to be a semantic pickle.

      • Anonymous says:

        funny because I describe “dating” as the opening noncommitted stages, as in I may go on a date with you tonight and go on a date with someone else tomorrow night. And in doing so I have not cheated or even done anything out of the ordinary.

        But when you are starting to become monogamous you say you are seeing someone. As in the phase, “I know a great single friend who I’d like you to meet, you aren’t seeing anyone right now, are you?”

        let the debate begin

        odb

      • mrdapper says:

        The debate seems to lie in that some take “dating” and “seeing” the way you have described and yet others the exact opposite. Obviously a concensus has to be reached, on a continental (if not global) level, before anyone should be allowed to go on a date ever again.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What is the definition of “seeing someone”?
    and is it different than “dating”?

    odb

  3. mrdapper says:

    Apparently according to people polled it is about a 50/50 split between those would would label it “serious monogamous dating” and those would have it “casual hanging out prelude to dating.” It seems to be a semantic pickle.

  4. Anonymous says:

    funny because I describe “dating” as the opening noncommitted stages, as in I may go on a date with you tonight and go on a date with someone else tomorrow night. And in doing so I have not cheated or even done anything out of the ordinary.

    But when you are starting to become monogamous you say you are seeing someone. As in the phase, “I know a great single friend who I’d like you to meet, you aren’t seeing anyone right now, are you?”

    let the debate begin

    odb

  5. mrdapper says:

    The debate seems to lie in that some take “dating” and “seeing” the way you have described and yet others the exact opposite. Obviously a concensus has to be reached, on a continental (if not global) level, before anyone should be allowed to go on a date ever again.

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