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Rounding up the Usual Suspects
Steve's Livejournal

For several years, I've mentioned most people in my journal by an initial. But there are more people than letters of the alphabet, so sometimes that's ambiguous. I thought about how to avoid the ambiguity, and I decided that the best way is to assemble a glossary. I'll keep the glossary here, and revise it as needed.

I have left some initials in the default color, and colored duplicates to help distinguish between them. In some cases, I use different fonts too: an ordinary serif font except as noted. If the colors and fonts are not clear enough, the initials also link back to this message.

Although some of the entries describe some people as "my" friends, or "J's" or "T's", we mostly share friends; those descriptions just distinguish between who knows them best, or knew them first.

So here's the list:
in our household:
J My wife
T A boy who lives with me and J
relatives:
C My brother
M My brother's wife
C J's sister
M C's husband
T C and M's son
T C and M's daughter
R J's father
L J's mother
our Sunday brunch (and film festival) group:
M A male friend who is co-founder of the Sunday brunch group (uncial font, where possible)
C A female friend who is co-founder of the Sunday brunch group
N A female friend who is a regular at Sunday brunches
J A male friend who was a regular at Sunday brunches while his health allowed
W A male friend who fairly often attends Sunday brunches
J A female friend who fairly often attends Sunday brunches, and B's wife
B J's husband, who sometimes attends Sunday brunches
D Our mutual film festival friend, who sometimes attends Sunday brunches (italic font)
my other friends:
L A woman I've known for many years
M A man I've known for quite a few years, and L's long-term partner
J A man I've known for about as long as L, and part of the same circle of friends
M A man I know (so far) mostly as a friend of L and M
D A man I know (so far) mostly as a friend of L and M
J's other friends:
K A woman friend of J and me, and M's mother
M K's teen daughter
K A woman friend of J and me, also a friend of K
A A woman friend of J and me
T's other friends:
L A woman friend of J and me, also one of T's best adult friends
Same list, sorted by letter and color:
A A woman friend of span style and me
B J's husband, who sometimes attends Sunday brunches
C My brother
C A female friend who is co-founder of the Sunday brunch group
C J's sister
D Our mutual film festival friend, who sometimes attends Sunday brunches (italic font)
D A man I know (so far) mostly as a friend of L and M
J My wife
J A male friend who was a regular at Sunday brunches while his health allowed
J A female friend who fairly often attends Sunday brunches, and B's wife
J A man I've known for about as long as L, and part of the same circle of friends
K A woman friend of J and me, and M's mother
K A woman friend of J and me, also a friend of K
L J's mother
L A woman I've known for many years
L A woman friend of J and me, also one of T's best adult friends
M My brother's wife
M C's husband
M A male friend who is co-founder of the Sunday brunch group (uncial font, where possible)
M K's teen daughter
M A man I've known for quite a few years, and L's long-term partner
M A man I know (so far) mostly as a friend of L and M
N A female friend who is a regular at Sunday brunches
R J's father
T A boy who lives with me and J
T C and M's son
T C and M's daughter
W A male friend who fairly often attends Sunday brunches
  generic initials:
  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Generic initials for people I don't expect to mention more than once in my journal (monospace font)

I plan to use this glossary for future journal entries. In the event that I feel the need to revise old entries, I may also link them here, but I don't plan to do that systematically.


The rest of this entry is for my own copy-and-paste use. this section is for my own useCollapse )

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