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  • Originally posted by Pineneedles View Post
    Oh Panda, what an amazing writer you are. I'm a shy introvert too and your descriptions of what goes round in your head when hearing small talk is just spot on. I've been trying to learn how to do it and ask people about their "trappings" only to make a horrendously dull first impression and bore them and myself in the process. Just can't do it. If there was one magic button I could choose to push it would be to make it easier for me to relate to people. I can't even do it online.
    Thanks! It's interesting for me to talk to the extroverts in my life, who have such a different approach to people than we shy introverts. Extroverted Lady Friend had always thought the quiet ones in a crowd were snobbish or unfriendly or judging her in some way, and now realizes after Gay Panda that most of us are perfectly friendly but just don't communicate in the same fashion that she does.

    Small talk slaughters me. And, the boredom of it aside, there is really no way to prepare. One can memorize a script: Hi. How are you? What do you do? What school did you go to? Where are you from? But this isn't helpful in the real-time of a conversation, where it will naturally deviate or continue on with more stock questions. I don't know why anyone would care where I did my schooling, or how this is interesting. Perhaps the difference is that extroverted Lady Friend sees a person from the outside-in, trappings to person, and I want to see from the inside-out. But this is not how small talk proceeds.

    And you related just fine in this post, so don't be hard on yourself!
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    • Originally posted by finn View Post
      WOW. Mind is blown. Was getting loads of traffic from this site so had to come check it out. I had no idea this forum existed *happy dance* Thanks so much for the mention mate! *naked hug
      Coolness. Welcome!
      "If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
      "It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
      If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman

      beachrat's new primal journal

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      • Originally posted by Gay Panda View Post
        Flagrant astrological discrimination! So I had to retaliate for the sake of Scorpios with a November-born heroine in my writing.
        Yah! Scorpio heroine!!!

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        • Originally posted by finn View Post
          WOW. Mind is blown. Was getting loads of traffic from this site so had to come check it out. I had no idea this forum existed *happy dance* Thanks so much for the mention mate! *naked hug
          Finn Sweetie, www.modentpaleowarfare.com is the dog's bollocks. Now do you still want to borrow my frocks or what?

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          • Originally posted by finn View Post
            WOW. Mind is blown. Was getting loads of traffic from this site so had to come check it out. I had no idea this forum existed *happy dance* Thanks so much for the mention mate! *naked hug
            Dear Panda, This is the power of your journal! Modern Paleo Warfare has been linked many many times in this forum, but only when posted to your journal do they take notice of the traffic and come for a visit!

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            • Lady Friend, upon renouncing 20 years of vegetarianism and taking up primal in April, immediately began to put on muscle. She had eaten little protein until then and has an incredibly active job, and while she was muscled before, now she is Muscled. Her body may struggle to use its fat, but it was clearly starving for protein.
              I am only about 7lbs from my goal weight, I suppose. (having lost a lot by cals in/cals out, but I was having to eat only dust, to maintain that weight....) enter MDA.

              I also am a big big fan of lifting heavy things.... and regularly put some of the men to shame at the gym with my epic deadlifts. Maybe it is muscle. Yes. this is what I will tell myself. I think I will also get Looshkin to hide my tape measure. As that is also not my friend. I will get there. And I will get horribly clawed in the process.

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              • Congrats on the losses of late..hope pizza goes well and you do not feel a serious carb bloat!

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                • Originally posted by finn View Post
                  WOW. Mind is blown. Was getting loads of traffic from this site so had to come check it out. I had no idea this forum existed *happy dance* Thanks so much for the mention mate! *naked hug
                  I love your site! I salivate at the food pictures.
                  JOIN THE PANDA SHOW!!! Primal With A Side Of FABULOUS and PANDALOONERY!

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                  • Don't disappear, Gay Panda! <waves>
                    "If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
                    "It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
                    If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman

                    beachrat's new primal journal

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                    • dear gay panda
                      i have been away fromthe forum for only two days and have had to read four pages . This is by far the best of the journals keep up the good words and keep away from those nasty carbs .
                      ps im also a wall flower but i am forced to talk to people so im getting better with it .
                      cheers richard
                      i am the invisable man

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                      • Originally posted by Gay Panda View Post
                        I can't believe you read 600+ posts! And all these years later, I'm still flabbergasted that my Aunt Panda would go through applications and toss the Scorpios. People agonize over their resumes/applications looking for the problems that got them turned down, and they would NEVER GUESS in some instances that it was the month and day of their birth. That is how arbitrary it can be. Flagrant astrological discrimination! So I had to retaliate for the sake of Scorpios with a November-born heroine in my writing.
                        Whilst it stems from an old joke I do think there is some merit in the practice of automatically discarding half of the resumes without reading them.

                        This prevents one from hiring unlucky people.
                        Live. Grow. Flourish.

                        My Journal/story is at http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread38948.html

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                        • Because Gay Panda is a Very Very Sensitive Flower in the matter of carbohydrates, and fascinated by the science experiment that is my body, I thought last night that it might be interesting to post my weight before today’s celebration, and the devastating consequences over the weekend and into next week. How much water can one panda retain? How long will it take me to lose? How bad will the cravings be? Will I forsake all control? How long until I regain it? We are about to find out.

                          Friday Weight: 187.2

                          Okay. There it is. I feel like I’m taking my seat on a roller coaster and the attendant who checks the safety bar has just leaned over to say, “Oh, the bar is broken on this seat. Just hang on real tight when the track goes upside down. You should be fine.”
                          “Maybe I shouldn’t-” I reply, but then he presses GO on his control board.

                          Psychologists reading this are no doubt thinking that this is Gay Panda’s way of shifting the blame for what is about to come on an imaginary employee at a theme park. Yes, I am. It’s his fault. Deflection is such a negative word for helping oneself maintain a pure and faultless self-image. And who doesn’t want to be pure and faultless? Do you have any idea how as a cub I wished that I could be Melanie Hamilton Wilkes of Gone With The Wind?

                          But in my heart lives cynical Rhett Butler, seeing the seedy side of people where Melanie saw only the virtue. She lived her entire life in that bizarre Katy Perry video where fireworks pop out of chests to represent the bravery and nobility in the human spirit. I want to be like that, I want to see the world that way, and then I read the news. The news insists on reflecting the worst of humanity, endless stories about what someone has done to fizzle the fireworks on someone else. This is why some days Gay Panda can’t stand to read the news, and goes to YouTube instead to watch cat videos of that adorable Maru jumping in and out of boxes. Should you ever need a palate cleanser for your brain, watch ‘Maru and the Giant Box!’ followed by ‘Many too small boxes and Maru’.

                          This is an unorthodox celebration that happens twice a year; it has no central location. We drive around in the magical bamboo forest and sample clothing stores and restaurants and candy stores and theaters and miniature golf at will. I just want to enjoy myself, so I ate a primal breakfast and am throwing up my hands for the rest of it. For today, I will maintain a pure and faultless self-image through deflection. I don’t want to say no, and fortunately, the theme park employee took the matter out of my hands entirely.

                          He pressed the button before I could switch to a safer seat in the primal row. I am not responsible. I am a helpless victim who tripped and face planted in a giant bean and cheese burrito slathered with red sauce. Then my Prius decided all on its own to visit the candy store where the red cinnamon bears and Reese’s Pieces live, and there was nothing I could do about it. I’m just following the roller coaster track, and if it stops at Baskin Robbins for ice cream cake, or at the Best Pizza Place ever, I am at its mercy.

                          The waiter delivered the margarita to my table by accident. I have no idea how that chocolate bar appeared in my hand. Those mashed potatoes were asking for it. I didn’t choose that can of soda; that can of soda chose me! Bread dropped out of Valhalla and straight into my mouth. It would be rude to turn down a piece of cake. And I hate to be rude. So here we are, ducklings, in my morning of Primal Abandon. I bid you adieu.

                          GO.
                          JOIN THE PANDA SHOW!!! Primal With A Side Of FABULOUS and PANDALOONERY!

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                          • Wizards &amp; Underpants

                            If someone came up to me and told me they liked wizards and underpants my mind would automatically go to my BFF who would tell me that the giant sign on my forehead that says "I attract weirdos" would be flashing.

                            Enjoy your carb feast!

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                            • STOP.

                              Oh Valhalla.

                              Never again.
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                              • Originally posted by Gay Panda View Post
                                Oh Valhalla.

                                Never again.
                                Good lesson, well learned. Now forget about it and enjoy your recuperation weekend!
                                "If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
                                "It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
                                If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman

                                beachrat's new primal journal

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