I don't get how, with all the coolness of the cool people I rub shoulders with in LJ--like all the sweet peaches who replied to my last post--the carnival as a whole so often fails to amuse me, fails to add up to more than the sum of its parts. I'm all negative and shit, I guess. And maybe not putting in enough to get back what I need. In contrast, as an example, I think anniesj is the most brilliant example of the laws of social reciprocity that I've ever seen--she reaps what she sows, and it's all good. If I had more energy she'd be my role model.
Meanwhile, on my TV, the mad scientist is confiding conversationally to a severed head. I think I'll focus on that for a while.