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ION Apr. 8th, 2006 10:50 pm
Love appears to be slowly going out of fashion:

http://ljtoys.infinitepenguins.net/ljtopints/

From: webcowgirl
Date: April 8th, 2006 - 10:54 pm (Link)
Hmm. Well, I'm tempted to remove writing and singing from my list just so I have absolutely zero interests in the top 20, but I think since I've been regularly published and I sing publicly that it's really quite legitimate for me to keep them as interests. Glad I don't have anything plebian like "computers" or "sex" or "psychic hoover diagnosis" on mine, though.
From: wechsler
Date: April 9th, 2006 - 08:56 am (Link)
Well if those things bore you, I'll know to avoid them...

Harumph

From: webcowgirl
Date: April 9th, 2006 - 06:17 pm (Link)
For me, I just think, "Hey, look, it's people who are members of a community that uses computers every time they log on, isn't THAT a suprising thing to be interested in!" And being interested in sex, as an "interest," just seems a) creepy (I mean, come on, think about how interested I am in singing, then translate my singing in the car on the way to work, going to the library to get new music, and then performing with Howard at the bar into "sex," and you'll see what I mean) or b) ridiculously obvious (since it's necessary for survival I'd rank it with "eating," "sleeping," and "breathing" as just not worth mentioning).

On the other hand ... I think it's the kind of interest that is best not pursued publicly. As to my levels of interest in the matter, I suppose I'll let you be the judge. (Unfortunately putting "sex with wechsler" on my interest list would meet my qualification of being both highly specific and very accurate, but strikes me as tacky in extremis.)

Funny how the link read to me as "LJ to Pints," which made me think of either conversations one might have in a bar or topic that would make you say "Hey, I'll drink to that!"

Re: Harumph

From: silenttex
Date: April 10th, 2006 - 10:10 am (Link)
It depends on how you define 'interest'. Most people that use computers view them as a tool, and have no interest in the way that they work, as long as they do. The people 'interested' in computers will be more concerned with how the machine works, programming, how it was built, etc.