Game on
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Last dog watch, 8 bells (8:26 pm)

Today I played racquetball with MP. We played four games, and I won them all. My game was on today. I think back on the last 2 months and see a great improvement in both of us. When we first started it was hard to finish just one game. Today I could have played another one.

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Tomorrow’s trip and some thoughts
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Forenoon watch, 6 bells (11:28 am)

I'm heading out tomorrow to pick up LT at the Seattle airport. It'll be a long drive, but at least we'll have more time to chat than last year. I don't think M(L)P is too fond of what I'm doing though, and sent me packing on a day-long guilt trip while I considered what she said. When you're friends with someone, you don't ask for returns or reimbursements on favors or things you do out of friendship, unless of course you are in need yourself. Friendship is about giving up a little bit of yourself, or your time. Yes, it's about receiving too, but what is given to you must be out of friendship, and not of a sense of duty or a feeling of debt. I try not to ask anything of any friends, but will accept whatever of themselves they are comfortable with giving up. Yes, often I do give more than I recieve, but if that doesn't bother me, why should it bother someone else? I'll be the judge of when my friendship is being taken advantage of. Sometimes it seems we've lost track of what is good and right. Is it so bad to sacrifice a little time and money for someone you've been friends with for almost a decade? M(L)P had some good points, and I know she's trying to help, but sometimes I wonder if she really understands who I am and where I come from..

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A few things about stuff I don’t like
Forenoon watch, 6 bells (11:15 am)

First off, I subscribe to several mailing lists. I understand that not everyone is grammar-conscious, or even good at spelling. But mixing up then and than?? Come on, we're not in grade school. I stop reading posts when I run across more than 2 errors like this. If you can't organize and write your thoughts in an intelligent, intelligible way, don't expect me to read them.

For the other side of the illiterate balancing beam, there are those that can't read - and complain about something they are ignorant of because they failed to read what they were given. This is a work-related frustration. I understand our customers aren't always the brightest light bulbs you can buy, but I do expect them to be literate to operate a computer and interact with other people with it...

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