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08:48 am: For old times sake
I was out to dinner a couple of weeks ago with an old time LJer and our partners and the subject of Secrets Monday and what an odd and wonderful internet thing it had become. I thought maybe it would be fun to dust it off and see if there was still any life in it. Is there?

TELL ME A SECRET

1) Post anonymously, I have no way of knowing who it is, IP logging is off.
2) Tell me anything you wish, it can be directed at me or it can be
completely random or just something you need or want to get off your
chest. Silly or serious.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 14th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
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I started reading the Twilight series, just a few pages over breakfast each morning. It's fun.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 14th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
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I thought I saw comments here and now they're gone... weird.
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From:atthesametime
Date:November 14th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
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LJ seemed to have changed some settings since the last time I did this, making anonymous posting more difficult. I think I've got this working now...
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 14th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
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I don't know what the hell has happened to me, but I have found myself watching lots of sports on TV. Hours of my life come and go away, wasted and never to come back, every weekend.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 14th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
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Why is that time wasted? Sports is underrated as a forum of human drama... or are you one of those people who sits down to watch NFL Wednesday at 11 am and doesn't move from the couch until the end of the Blitz on ESPN at 12:30 am on Monday?
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 14th, 2011 03:58 pm (UTC)
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Some mornings the only way I can shake my resistance to leaving the house is masturbation. It clears my head/changes my mood but it seems like a weird thing to be doing in the morning before work.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 14th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
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I've been having a tough time getting going in the mornings, maybe I should try this. No, really.

I think on some level masturbation often seems like "a weird thing to be doing" whenever and wherever we do it. At least, if you start thinking about it enough it does. I wouldn't worry. If it works for you, that's all that matters.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 14th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
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There's a woman in my new grad program who I continually try to like but I think maybe I just hate her guts. And I think maybe it's mutual. Maybe I'm paranoid but I think some of her comments in class are veiled criticism of me (and not very thinly veiled, either). But in other ways she keeps hugging me in the hallway for no reason and acting like I'm her pal. I think some of the other people in my cohort might have similar feelings about her, but we're all too nice / polite / bent on being neutral about any sort of department politics out of ambitiousness that nobody ever says a bad word about anyone else. Which I generally think is the right thing to do. But sometimes I feel like I'm going to burst if I don't tell someone how much this woman is bothering me.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 14th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
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The other day we went to an event where I introduced my partner, who has pretty strong jealous tendencies, to a new co-worker who I have liked pretty well so far. I moderately teased my partner in front of co-worker, which was probably a bit of a foul on my part but might not have made a stink if... I didn't (according to partner) mumble co-worker's name in my sleep that night. I have apologized profusely, and while partner basically understands that I can't be responsible for saying something in my sleep, it's a sore point and we fought about it (and other things). It bums me out because I was hoping partner and co-worker might be friends! ugh.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 14th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Your partner has been watching too many movies if s/he thinks the sleep mumble means much. Dreams (ok, according to Freud, who some people hate) have two kinds of content: stuff from the unconscious that probably has some significance, though not always obvious significance, and "day residue"--the stuff that's in your head because it happened recently. But the real point is: take a pill, partner. Don't look for problems.
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From:never_the_less
Date:November 14th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
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I am started to get really weirded out by my increasingly serious German(y) fetish.
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From:never_the_less
Date:November 14th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
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oh shit, I didn't post that anon?!?! :)
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 14th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
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i spent the past weekend at my folks' house in suburban PA for a funeral, and had to endure a lot of spirited defenses of joe paterno from my sister and father. penn state is kind of a big deal in my family. and when the news broke, you'd have thought a kennedy had been assasinated. my dad and my sis aren't bad people or anything, but they definitely buy into the douchebag mob mentality that's been on display at PSU for the past week or so, and it was very hard not picking fights with them (in fact, i did end up picking one with my dad, which was exhausting instead of cathartic, even if he did cool down a bit). i've worked pretty hard at overcoming my adolescent contempt for my suburban roots, and it was pretty depressing to see all the things i hate about the first 18 years of my life mirrored so strongly in my immediate family. to make matters worse, it all coincided with a funeral (not someone i was particularly close to), which made the righteous diatribes i was writing in my head all the more inopportune.

it's easy to view this scandal through the jocks-vs-nerds lens of "college football culture" - or as a mirror of the behavior of the catholic church (which it is) - but this kind of strident white male entitlement applies to many of our educated-cultural-elitist icons as well (roman polanski, william burroughs, norman mailer, woody allen, possibly carl andre). it's particularly disappointing to see this kind of ugliness defended in my immediate family though. makes me wonder how many "little eichmanns" live among me (or within me).

a lot of you can probably guess who i am from this comment but whatever.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 15th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
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I keep thinking I'm fine with never having children, and yet I have recurring dreams lately in which I have kids. They leave me really shaken up. Is this a message from my subconscious, or should I just stop eating spicy food before going to bed?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 15th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Just resist the overly straightforward interpretation of things that come up in your dreams. Dreams are wish fulfillment, yeah, but sometimes in complicated ways.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 15th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
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I fucking need to get laid goddammit. With a man. But I've only slept with other chicks before, and it's never been casual. So I have less than no idea how to pick up dudes and do the casual fucking thing. I'm so frustrated with my lack of knowledge in this area, I almost want to put an ad out on craig's list. Sigh.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 15th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
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have you tried OK Cupid? It's a bit less random/creepy than CL, and seems like a lot of casual encounter-friendly folks are on there.
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