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Salon XLIV

 

Salon XLIV
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 7:00-10:00
Anna’s House


  1. Share our "Creative Routines" using the graphic John will provide, as inspired by the Creative Routines Infographic brought to our attention by Kim. (John)

    • 8:00-9:00 Morning prep for work.

    • 9:00-6:00 Work

    • 6:00-7:00 Workout

    • 7:00-7:30 Dinner

    • 7:30-1:00 Information/Education/Entertainment on the web


  2. What things do you procrastinate about? (Sarah)

    • Cleaning my house.

    • Getting up in the morning (several snoozes, and back to bed for “5 more minutes” after I get up and go to the bathroom).

    • Getting my donations together for Bob's MICU yard sale each year, and for a year-end tax break.

    • Doing my taxes.


  3. What's your perspective on living in one place vs. moving to a new place? Has it changed? What do you value about the places you've lived? (Kim)

    • As a “military brat,” I moved a lot as a kid. I attended seven different schools between kindergarten and 6th grade. While I never liked moving as a kid, I do think it taught me a lot—how to say “goodbye,” how to make new friends, and gave me exposure to a lot of different people who were not like me.

    • As an adult, I hated moving, because I/we (when I had a wife) had so much “stuff.” I don’t think I’d mind moving nearly as much now, because I’ve gotten rid of a lot of things, especially over the last 5 years.


  4. How do you feel about your car turning a different color to let other drivers know you're distressed? Feeling glum, happy, aroused? New technology can detect your mood. (John)

    • Overall, I would classify this as “practical, helpful technology.” There are a couple of things that I wonder about though:

      • Is there an implication that we could be arrested if a certain “mood” is exhibited?

      • How distracting would this be to other drivers?



  5. A mother adds a sandbox to her son's grave so his older brother can play with him... thoughts? (John)
    GravesideSandbox

    • In general, I’m of the ilk that if it helps someone deal with grief, and it’s not hurting anyone else, then have at it. And I would assume at some point, when it’s “age appropriate” there’d be a talk about if it’s helping and when might be a good time to stop doing it.


  6. What do you think of the Periodic Table of Storytelling? Any elements you'd add that aren't represented? Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: "The universe is made of stories, not atoms" (Muriel Rukeyser). (Brad)

    • I admire the hell out of whoever had the passion for the idea to create.

    • At first glance, it seems harder to learn the the actual periodic table, as I don’t know what a lot of the tropes actually mean. (e.g., Ass pull (LOL!), squick, Five-man band ), although it is fanfuckingtastic that you can click on the element to be taken to its definition.

    • I would love to have the time to really learn it, and then have a blog in which every entry was this applied to something I’d recently read.

    • I couldn’t figure out what the “fade across” affordance was for.

    • I was trying to think what a description of our typical Salon meetings might look like. HIL (Hilarity ensues) → IVC (Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism) → SCW (mind screw) → a bit of ASS (Ass pull) → ROF (Rule of funny)?


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(Anonymous)
May. 18th, 2014 01:29 am (UTC)
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How do you feel about your car turning a different color to let other drivers know you're distressed? Feeling glum, happy, aroused? New technology can detect your mood. (John)

Hmmm. I've seen this before, oh yes, mood rings. We all saw how those worked. Always white hot, here.


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