Your Livejournal Analysis
Your Livejournal's Age
According to the information you provided, your Livejournal was created on 2002-05-30, meaning that your journal has been around for 226 days. What does this mean?
You are in a fairly common group, with an LJ age of 6 months to 1 year. There's a decent chance that by now you are experiencing some kind of journal burnout, and may be less enthusiastic about the whole thing as you used to be. Perhaps you post less often than you used to, spend less time reading friends' lists as you used to. Maybe you even consider deleting your journal from time to time, or at least let it sit idle.
Your Livejournal Friends
Now let's talk about your friends list. You indicated that you have 20 LJ friends.
This is a decent amount, though still somewhat small. Given the relative age of your journal, this may or may not reflect the list that you will finally end up with. That's okay, as this sort of list makes for a comfortably small group of friends, probably people that you know well outside of the Livejournal community, people you consider good friends.
You also have been listed as a friend by 10 users.
It's getting there, but still a little thin. Your journal has been around a while, and chances are you don't add or get added much these days. Your interests and habits are obvious, and the people who are going to notice you have noticed you for the most part. Not to say your list won't grow, but by now your list of friends is fairly developed. And you like it that way.
Finally in this category, you have a friends to friends-of ratio of 2.
This is an extremely high ratio, meaning you add a lot more people than have added you to their journals. Although this usually indicates someone who is something of a lonely person looking for friends, it might simply mean that you are inclined to add every single journal you come across, no matter how much of a friend the person actually is.
Your Posting Habits
You have indicated that to date, you have made 38 entries into your Livejournal. This gives us an average post rate of 0.16814159292035 posts per day.
This indicates that you update your journal at least once a week, sometimes twice or even three times. You probably include weekly or bi-weekly updates, and the occasional post in thrown in as a kind of rant of sorts. You like to summarize what's going on in your life without going into too many minute details and boring yourself, or your friends.
Your Commenting Habits
According to your information, you have posted 32 comments and have recieved 9 of them over the lifetime of your journal. Let's see what this information can mean.
First of all, this indicates that you have been getting an average of 0.23684210526316 comments for every Livejournal entry that you make.
You don't quite hit one comment for every other post, but you can at least expect one for every few posts or so. While this might mean you have something of a dull journal, it might also be the result of a small friends list, or the simple fact that your friends are not the commenting type, it's hard to say.
A more fair measure of how many comments you get might be your average number of comments per post per friend, which is 0.011842105263158. This may seem low to you, especially if you have lots of friends.
The final statistic is the ratio of your comments to comments you get. Your ratio is 3.5555555555556. The higher the ratio, the more talkative you are compared to your friends, comment-wise.
That's it for now! Perhaps there was something insightful in this analysis, and perhaps you learned absolutely nothing. Feel free to post your results on your own Livejournal, and invite your friends to take the Livejournal Analysis today!
Not too far off the mark, I think.
Now for the actual post.
Drove Mum up to work at Wal-Mart, since I needed to do a bit of shopping anyways. The main purchase was a new bike, which means I'm not doing any more shopping for the rest of the month.
Mum tried to talk me out of it, though. "We've got a good bike in the garage, why not use that?" I don't know, maybe because it isn't really the right kind of bike for this area anyway and it's in iffy shape to boot?
This was not a spur of the moment buy, mind you. I live in a small town, so it's no great pain to have to pedal to the grocery store. Also, my current car is the family clunker (not so) affectionately known as "the Boat" - my mum's huge Cadillac that seems to operate under Murphy's Law 24/7; the passenger window is duct tape and plexiglass, the rearview mirror refuses to stay attached to the windshield (every time we've tried, it falls right back off the first time anybody tries to adjust it), the engine clunks out at any given moment, and it has the worst gas mileage of any car I've ever driven.
To put it simply, I don't even trust the stupid thing in town and the few times I leave town, I'm usually going someplace with part (or all) of my family, so we use their car.
Neechan is hoping to let me take over her current car someday so she can get an SUV. I fully plan to take her up on that once I can afford it - it's an excellent little thing, so the insurance is a killer. But for the time, all I need is my bike.