I am a temporarily retired--i.e., voluntarily unemployed--mathematician, and occasionally suffer from bouts of writing. I am disagreeable yet boring.
On So-Called 'Friends'
If I 'friend' you, it doesn't mean you are my friend. You are certainly not obligated to friend me back, and likely shouldn't.
What a Big Jerk
Well, I'm not comfortable with the way livejournal lumps together 'friends' with 'people I want to read'. If I read your journal, it's because I find your journal interesting.
On the Other Hand
This is not a 'Friends-Only' journal; I lock posts very rarely. You don't need to be on my friendslist to read it.
This journal is strictly devoted to things I find interesting, and things I want to remember. If you also find this journal interesting, feel free to friend me. If you friend me, I may or may not friend you back; this has nothing to do with whether I like you or not. See above.