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When I struck a very basic question that stumped me. "Which do you prefer? order or chaos?"

I like a bit of an ordered life... I'm at my best when I can actually make my room neat, order my thoughts, and feel... truly at rest. But my life tends to chaos. My room is a mess, and...

...and instead of taking more time to bitch about it I went and straighted out. A little. There's still not a place for everything, but... it's a little nicer, anyway.

Anyway, that was beside the point. I like to keep things orderly, that was half the point. The other half was, I generally, um, don't. My style of coding is more "just-in-time" chaos-based stuff than it probably should be, and so much of what I do with each day is unplanned, just left to chance...

I don't know. This is a very unformed thought right now, just the beginning of a thought. And it's too hot in my room and I am thinking of snacking before bed, since I had a kinda small dinner. It wouldn't be bad for me, I don't think.

Think I'll do that.


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Apr. 29th, 2002 05:49 am (UTC)
Speaking as somebody who can't be in a room for an hour without leaving a mess, I'd still say it's what you'd prefer, not what happens. I prefer order, despite what the top of my desk or coffee table looks like. :) Do you like the chaos? Or would you rather have everything neat and orderly (if it didn't require lots of extra effort to get that way). That's how I've always read questions like that....
Apr. 29th, 2002 06:35 am (UTC)
I suppose I like things "complicated" which is not precisely the same as "chaos"... order on a higher scale :)
Apr. 29th, 2002 07:18 am (UTC)
The meme around Unseen these days (and maybe when you were there too?) seems to be holding true for you: People from Fenway tend toward chaos, people from ET tend toward order, and people from Random are in between (or, are hard to predict based on living group).

This could just mean that Meg has met a small subset of MIT people. I think she started it. And, what does it say about the people who've lived at ET and Fenway? I wonder whether anyone has lived all three places... I don't know of anyone who has, though I know of people for each pair. hm...
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