OT: Where can I meet a female companion with similar interests and personality /in person/?
atilla.filiz at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 12:05:38 CET 2009
I think making a list and talking to a therapist will help. I am currently
seeing an advisor from my university for roughly the same reasons as you.
She usually offers me different points of view on my tasks and actions, and
this seems helpful.
For social interaction, I was going to archery club but I was simply
shooting alone. Then I tried the computer geeks club, it seemed to work out,
but being an international student I have a language barrier and that makes
things harder. Dance classes are excellent places to meet people(not
necessarily for dating) but my body coordination so poor that I ended up
feeling retarded because I can't do three things at once(follow the steps +
follow hand moves + shake hips). I can concentrate at most two of those at
Sorry for being so disorganised, I always have trouble sorting my thoughts
in a comprehensible manner.
On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 11:47 PM, Brolin Empey <brolin at brolin.be> wrote:
> 2009/11/12 Brolin Empey <brolin at brolin.be>
> Hello list,
>> I am writing a follow-up/update to my original post just over 2 months
>> What has changed since my original post?
> Another update. What has changed since my last update?
> 1. I stopped hiring Dave McCormick because I did not want to spend so
> much money when I did not even know what to have him help me with.
> 2. I signed a tenancy agreement to rent a 1-bedroom apartment in Ladner
> Village: my tenancy begins on 2010-01-01. Of course, I am already having
> regrets because I am afraid the apartment is too small, it has electric
> heating, it is on the 3rd floor but there is no elevator, I do not know
> where I will store my bicycle even though I almost never use it any more,
> ... Oh well, at least I chose something. It could be much worse.
> 3. I finally upgraded my FreeRunner from QtMoko v11 to v14. That was a
> huge hassle (because I had to manually back up my QtMoko v11 installation,
> reflash QtMoko v14, then restore everything I needed from my backup) and
> took at least 8 hours over 1 weekend, but it was worth it because the video
> is much more responsive with QtMoko v14 than v11. QX still does not seem to
> work, though: I still always end up having to remove my FreeRunner’s
> battery after trying to use QX because my FreeRunner becomes unusable.
> (fail) Debian needs to update the version of mc in lenny/stable because
> their current version has a regression which prevents mc from listing the
> contents of some tar archives, including the one I made to back up my QtMoko
> v11 installation. (fail)
> 4. I still have not bought a MicroSDHC card so I still cannot install
> plain Debian so I still do not have a working X server so I still cannot run
> Navit, but my parents gave me a Garmin nuvi 755T road navigiation system
> (commonly and very imprecisely called “a GPS”), so I at least have a working
> road navigation system for now. I used the nuvi 755T to drive to work
> today: it seems to work OK, but the text-to-speech (TTS) engine is poor:
> it sounds very mechanical and would probably never be mistaken for a real
> human voice. I have heard much better TTS voices, but I cannot remember
> their names so I cannot cite any examples.
> 5. I have actually used Xubuntu 9.10 at work (it is *so* stable: it
> has unexpectedly locked up only once so far! :P), but still not Ubuntu 9.10
> nor Kubuntu 9.10. Of course, making Xorg use 16-bit colour depth instead of
> the default 24-bit so the 4 MiB video card can drive a 17" LCD monitor at
> its native 1280x1024 mode was a huge hassle involving hours of playing
> (experimenting) with *xorg.conf*, checking *Xorg.0.log*, comparing and
> copying from *xorg.conf*s on other PCs with the same model of LCD
> monitor, ...
> 6. I actually messaged one of the people (Janet) from the Ubuntu
> Vancouver LoCo, but she still has not replied and I have not met her since I
> messaged her.
> 7. I bought a used Canon PowerShot G6 for about 275 CAD including
> shipping via an eBay auction because I did not want to spend >550 CAD on a
> new PowerShot G11 (the current model), which will be worth less than half
> that in 5 years or less. Of course, I am already having regrets, but I
> probably would have regretted buying a G11 too because the G6 is sufficient.
> I am still constantly overthinking, obsessing, overwhelmed with
> ambivalence, indecision, and too much information. I still have no female
> companion. I have no close friends in Ladner other than maybe Miles Husoy,
> but I have not even seen him for months. I am not surprised, though,
> because I continue to isolate myself. I always feel like I have too much
> crap to do but I still lay in my bed at home and inevitably fall alseep
> because I am tired of overthinking and obsessing and am too ambivalent to do
> some of the endless things I should be doing. Now I have to prepare for my
> Class 5 passenger vehicle road test on 2010-01-22 because there is a new and
> incredibly illogical law in British Columbia starting on 2010-01-01 that
> drivers with a Class 7 passenger vehicle driver’s licence, such as me,
> cannot use electronic devices, including road navigation systems, while
> driving because they are “too distracting”. Reality check: which is more
> distracting: looking away from driving to read a paper map or driving
> directions, or not looking away from driving because the road navigation
> system speaks to me so I do not need to look at its display? I do not use
> cell phones while driving because I know I cannot focus sufficiently on
> driving if I am trying to have a conversation with someone else in my car,
> so how could I have a conversation with someone via a cell phone while
> driving? I always pull over and stop before using a cell phone.
> Sometimes I forget how to do small talk: <http://xkcd.com/222/>
> “If you have to ask why, you’re not a member of the intended audience.” —
> Bob Zimbinski, <http://webpages.mr.net/bobz/ttyquake/>
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