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The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
zimzat
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Building up a Wide Spectrum of Thoughts
I wandered upon this entry on someones blog the other day. It has me re-evaluating the whole "PDA" thing. I know I have a history of making a relationship into a dependence thing (whether for emotional or monetary reasons) and I really don't want to do that again.

Is it really the private vs public world? Do things always have to stay in one or the other, or can they mingle? Do public displays of affection really mean dependence/co-dependence, and is that a bad thing?




Offensive
There are two reasons why someone finds something offensive:
1. They are the one that has the problem but don't want to admit it.
2. They're being overly protective of something or someone.
I think there was a third one I thought of but can't remember what it was. Anyone care to give a situation where someone finds something offensive that doesn't fall into one of these two categories?




Ok, what the heck is wrong with the word "gauge"? Every time I use it the spell checker keeps thinking I'm wrong or something. Uh, isn't that the correct spelling for something that is used to determine the value of a otherwise imprecise or undetermined item (like an air pressure gauge)?




That... was odd. My sister came home Wednesday night and complained about some guy who did ten seconds faster than her on all of the track activities. It suddenly went to a lot more than just track (life, etc) and she started crying. I went over (it seemed like the appropriate thing) and let her cry on my lap/stomach then we talked about her issues.




I have revised my opinion; I don't want a kid right now.




Everyone agrees; I can't have what I want. Apparently I have to settle for whatever I can get and stop thinking about anything better. It's the only way to live.




The other day (Wednesday) I got a hair cut right before class. I rushed home and rinsed out my hair to get rid of the loose hair. I put my glasses down next to me next to the tub (we have a hose shower head) and reminded myself not to step on them. Promptly after getting up and drying my hair with a towel I went to leave the bathroom and stepped on my glasses. The frame bent and one of the lenses popped out. I took my mini screwdriver with me to class and spent the first five minutes of class getting it working again.




While at Todd's last week I played DDR on his PS2. He originally had ~53,000 points and by the time I was done he had around 98,000. That's about four hours of play right there. Most of my scores (grades) were C to A and the rest were complete failures (F, or whatever the lowest grade is). This was on Beginner/Light (4 steps and under).




DisorderYour Score
Major Depression:Slight-Moderate
Dysthymia:High
Bipolar Disorder:Slight-Moderate
Cyclothymia:Very Slight
Seasonal Affective Disorder:Slight-Moderate
Postpartum Depression:N/A
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pdmorehouse From: pdmorehouse Date: April 10th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually read your journal through nakednerd's friends list. I just added you. I think that there are 2 ways to spell gauge. it is either gauge or gage. I believe that Gauge is the english spelling. just like color and colour. both are correct.
raist_ From: raist_ Date: April 10th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have never seen it spelled gage.

Even the americanized versions tend to be gauge.
pdmorehouse From: pdmorehouse Date: April 10th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
gauge also gage
n.

1. a. A standard or scale of measurement.
b. A standard dimension, quantity, or capacity.
2. An instrument for measuring or testing.
3. A means of estimating or evaluating; a test: a gauge of character. See Synonyms at standard.
4. Nautical. The position of a vessel in relation to another vessel and the wind.
5.
1. The distance between the two rails of a railroad.
2. The distance between two wheels on an axle.
6. The interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound. Often used in combination: a 12-gauge shotgun.
7. The amount of plaster of Paris combined with common plaster to speed setting of the mixture.
8. Thickness or diameter, as of sheet metal or wire.
9. The fineness of knitted cloth as determined by the number of loops per 1 1/2 inches.


tr.v. gauged, also gaged gaug·ing, gag·ing gaug·es, gag·es

1. To measure precisely.
2. To determine the capacity, volume, or contents of.
3. To evaluate or judge: gauge a person's ability.
4. To adapt to a specified measurement.
5. To mix (plaster) in specific proportions.
6. To chip or rub (bricks or stones) to size.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: April 10th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, "gage" is correct too, but I've never seen anyone spell it like that before. Very rarely do I encounter anyone spelling gauge and so "gauge" is the only way I've seen it spelled. When LiveJournal and ASpell starting throwing a hissy fit for spelling it like that I started wondering what the heck was up with it.

*considers filing a support request with LiveJournal about it*
pdmorehouse From: pdmorehouse Date: April 10th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I see gauge a lot working in the automotive field. For me i see it used in quality control and the fact i work with people from around the world helps to. but growing up it was spelled mostly as gage as opposed to gauge.
raist_ From: raist_ Date: April 10th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have always seen it spelled gauge, really. No exceptions, and I've seen it a decent number of times.
pdmorehouse From: pdmorehouse Date: April 10th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
ok well it is still spelled both ways.
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