Sep. 12th, 2010

dydan: (LJ abuse)
I thought long and hard overnight about my move to DW. When I told Jared last night about the creepy staff stalking incident along with the staff trolling going on he was astounded.

Before we went to bed, I changed my browser's home page to DW. That was...HUGE for me as LJ has been my default home page for YEARS now.

I'm a little sad that some of my beloved LJ friends wont be migrating. I understand not everyone is going to care or have the issue I have with all of this. And truthfully, since the bulk of my posting is under an F-lock, I am minimally affected by the whole LiveTwitFace issue. But the stalking? The harassment? Deleting comments? That's just not something I am willing to endorse with my hard-earned dollars and the site traffic my blog draws in. And while I am well-aware that my little blog pales in comparison to the traffic the more "famous" LJ'ers bring, I still feel that my defection will add to the growing numbers of other loyal users who have left for safer harbor.

Dreamwidth is far from perfect. They are still relatively young and are right now a small pond. And that's ok. I remember when LJ was a small pond and right now I feel like I've been foolishly holding on to that fond memory in the hopes that the Russian Mafia at SUP would return LJ to those glory days. They wont. They simply dont care. And that's fine...it is a business after all and they are free to run it or mismanage it however they want to.

Doesnt mean I have to stay there and be a party to that. And I wont.

Guess I'll be hosting and/or participating in a few Friending Frenzies! But at least here in DW I wont be stalked/harassed by the staff.
dydan: (flying monkeys)
Jared and I had to make a trip to the bowels of Hell, aka Walmart.  My department at work is sponsoring a Bake Sale tomorrow for United Way so I had to get some baking supplies. 

When we got to the baking supply aisle, there was a mother with 2 children.  One was a little ginger-haired toddler girl who was quiet as a mouse, sucking on her pacifier.  Her sibling was a tow-headed boy of about 6 who was whining incessantly because he didnt like the cake his mother was going to make for his birthday.  "waaaaaaahhhhhhhh I dont wanna soccer ball cake anymore!!  waaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!  I hate youuuuu!"  

Bless her heart, the mother managed to keep from throttling the child.  She kept calmly asking him what he DID want but he refused to answer.  She'd ask him like 10 times and then finally say "Ok well I guess we stick with the soccer ball like you told me you wanted this morning..." and then he'd start back up with his screaming.  

Our timing was such that we were almost always in the same aisle as this woman and her brat.  Jared and I both agreed that we'd have dragged that kid straight home with NO cake.  
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Cookies are baked and packaged to take to work tomorrow,  hooray!  Of course, I had to taste test a few.  Oh, the cruelties one must endure! 

Rhoni came by for some counsel.  She was pretty upset but once it got talked out she seemed more resolute.  She's in the midst of some change in her life and its scary and exciting all at the same time.  In the last week or so, things shifted into focus for her and she was back to being the old Rhoni I love.  Some shit cropped up today in her professional life that kinda threatened to take the wind out of her sails and slow her momentum and she was struggling with the decision to let it go.  I'm proud that once she got past the emotional part of it she saw it for what it was and she felt much more confident about walking away from something that was no longer healthy for her. 

I'm always struck by these moments of synchronicity.  My coven sister and best friend is sitting here in tears as she tells me about how she feels about this situation and the things she is saying are almost identical to the things I said last night to Jared as I debated leaving LJ behind. 

In the end, we've both chosen to leave situations that were no longer good for us.  And like I told Rhoni, when you clear out something that's no longer good for you, it only creates space in your life to be filled with GOOD things.  Things that contribute to your growth and your soul's evolution. 

What's funny is that right before she called me on the phone I was sitting here having the internal debate about leaving LJ for the zillionth time today.  Was I being too rash?  Too judgemental?  Was I making a mountain out of a molehill?  And then here comes my coven Dedicant asking for advice about a situation that had the same questions.  We both sat here and confirmed what we already knew in our deepest heart: that this is the right decision. 

I love moments like this when you feel the Goddess move within you in the most mundane of things.  We're all students and teachers to each other.  At least that's how I think it ought to be.  

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