allizon: (Hello there!)
OK, here's what I'd like you to do for me today as an experiment in my just-now-christened Project: Positivity:

Leave a comment on this post saying something nice about somebody else -- preferably something you've never said to that person before!

I'm not saying to spill your guts about some long-pent-up crush -- that's what [ profile] aroraborealis's annual Confessional is for. Though I suppose you can if you really wanna. But do you think someone has a fantastic way with words? A nifty wardrobe? Do you think they're an awesome parent/partner/friend, or maybe a spectacular cook? Do they have beautiful hair? Are you impressed with their intelligence/talent/dedication/passion/wit/hygiene? Let them know!

Oh sure, you could say nice things somewhere else, perhaps more directly to the complimentee -- in fact, I might recommend you leave a comment here and let the person know directly. I do realize that LJ might not be the most efficient way to spread these compliments. But look, I'm giving you a convenient place to be kind, and a way to have gathered a bunch of warm-n-fuzzy comments in one place! I'd hope it'll make everyone feel good to read the nice things other people have to say. And hey, maybe it'll make you want to get to know someone better, perhaps seeing some random bit of wonderfulness you didn't know before!

Be aware that this post is public, but anonymous comments are allowed.

So -- be nice! Go!

Date: 2012-03-14 02:03 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I want to show some major love to [ profile] mizarchivist and [ profile] buxom_bey (along with her hubby, [ profile] woodwardiocom) for being so amazingly generous with their new-to-me baby stuff.

Date: 2012-03-14 02:34 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
In general, I'm really very happy with the way baby stuff ^ gets passed around in this community -- I don't think we bought anything when Rockstar was born. Some of it we still had from the girls, but wow did we get a lot from friends, and we've made sure to pass it along. Some of the stuff you got from [ profile] mizarchivist might well have been Rockstar's at some point in the past!

^ Not germs. I'm not happy with the way those get passed around, though of course it's pretty much inevitable.

Date: 2012-03-14 02:50 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Yes; I've been surprised and thrilled, and I feel like a very lucky girl. We did decide to purchase our crib, changing table and glider, as those were really important to both of us to be OMGNEW, but we've already gotten so much from those two ladies (and I think there's even more coming) that I'm a bit overwhelmed with the awesomeness of my friends.

Date: 2012-03-14 03:06 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Somewhat relatedly, please feel free to include [ profile] rintrahroars (whom I believe you recently met at Warm Foods) and me to whatever list of New Parent Resources I'm sure you've assembled in your head! We've been doing this parenting thing for awhile, and I feel like we're OK at it, so if there's any advice or help we can give you, please do ask. :)

Also, while I'm A) talking to you and B) saying nice things: you are someone I'd very much like to get to know better!

Date: 2012-03-14 03:17 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] mizarchivist
mizarchivist: (Default)
Further... +1.
ritrahroars is awesomesauce.

Date: 2012-03-14 03:18 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
She totally is, isn't she? :)

Date: 2012-03-14 04:23 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Why thank ya! Now that you're back in the Republic of Cambridge, we should grab coffee sometime. As it happens, I'm around Kendall on Thursday afternoon and planning a writing session at Starbucks, if you were interested in stopping by. I'll likely be there around 3pmish.

Date: 2012-03-14 02:05 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I am really impressed with how [ profile] imvfd overcame his mental and emotional obstacles to pull through on his dissertation.
Edited Date: 2012-03-14 02:06 pm (UTC)


Date: 2012-03-14 02:08 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Seconded! Well, I don't really know anything about his obstacles, but getting through the dissertation still deserves props. :)

Date: 2012-03-14 02:26 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
And while I am tossing around compliments, I have to say I was quite impressed with your own resilience, sir, in the face of the daily commute you endured during your 38 Pitches stint. I do believe I'd have broken.

Date: 2012-03-14 02:35 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you, sir! It almost did break me. I'm so very very glad I made the determination to come back this way... I feel so much more sane now, and I'm positive [ profile] rintrahroars is, too. :)

Date: 2012-03-14 02:51 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
YES! A commute to Providence, on that level, would have broken me as well—and hell, I grew up in that town.

To your kids

Date: 2012-03-14 02:51 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] drwex
drwex: (Default)
Please pass on to your children:
I think you three are fantastic! I love your hugs and the way you tell me things and I especially like when you let me take pictures of you guys.

Thank you all, you are wonderful!

Re: To your kids

Date: 2012-03-14 03:06 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thanks, Wex -- I'll make sure to pass that along to them. :)

Date: 2012-03-14 05:32 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Dear person above me on the work hierarchy who has no chance of reading this,

I think you're really interesting and I would love you to join a games' night with us sometime. I think you'd like the various board and card games my group of gamers plays. One of the reasons I like you so much is how fast your brain works - faster than mine, and with more knowledge to back it up. It would be a hoot to see you in a different setting: are you super-competitive, mildly competitive, just amused at everything? Anyway, I think you're super-smart and also funny and considerate and I wish I knew how to make friends from the office become friends outside of the office.


Date: 2012-03-14 05:35 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
(I posted before reading anyone else's comment - seems I'm bucking the general trend.)

Date: 2012-03-14 05:36 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
You might be bucking the trend, but you did exactly what I was hoping people would do. Thank you for playing along, and good luck with your friends-making. :)

Date: 2012-03-15 03:01 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
[ profile] skintalker - I'm convinced you're basically awesome. I'm reasonably sure that I don't convey this well because we hang out once a week, briefly, at lunch in a giant roomful of coworkers. But it's worth saying and you should know it.

(If this were negative, it would be passive aggressive. What is it here - passive positive?)

Date: 2012-03-15 03:02 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
To be fair, since you never update, I have no good reason to think you'll see this unless [ profile] badlittlemonkey tips you off. But hey. (Writing like the person will see it is traditional.)

Date: 2012-03-19 05:43 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I tipped him off. :)

Date: 2012-03-15 04:33 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] ceo
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Conveniently, I can say something here and to the person I'm complimenting in one swell foop. You, sir, are an interesting person and I'd like to get to know you better.

Date: 2012-03-19 05:44 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Why thank you, good sir! Much appreciated. :)


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