I wound up spending the last 2 hours going on a random LJ cruising spree, which is one of my favorite things in the world to do. Apparently the journals on the list seemed to be broken down into two groups of people who all seem to know each other--the HP crowd, and a bunch of other people who all seem to know each other too, I'm assuming through something like Burning Man. Or maybe all the popular people on LJ have some sort of other geek code that draws them all together. With us it's like, Dude. HP. Rock. But what do you do if you're not in a fandom? Is there a secret handshake? Nah. I'm betting it's Burning Man. :D
I wound up friending, among other people, a guy who used to be a Southern Baptist Republican and used to live in Bloomington, who now is a liberal agnostic living in Brooklyn--I figure maybe I can use him for motivation.
I also friended an Eastern Orthodox Bishop, and docbrite, because hey. You never know when having a member of the clergy and/or Poppy Z. Brite on your friends list will come in handy.
The bad thing about going on a friending spree is that I always have to defriend people. And I hate defriending people, I hate it, even when they don't have me friended back and I never read their journals anyway, because I feel like I'm giving up the possibility that maybe, just maybe, I will one day read their journal and discover that they are the kindred spirit of my dreams--and there must have been something kindred about them to begin with, right? --or else I wouldn't have friended them in the first place.
Hate the friends limit. Nyargh.