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from narcissa :
nice to see you back!
from ninabean :
i miss the days where blogs werent about churning content to making a living. I need to be on dland more often! Congrats on another baby!
from kelsi :
I don’t think I ever knew you were in New Zealand! I know what you mean about the fishing for compliments about place - although no, no one’s done that to us yet - but at my work whenever we interview someone from out of state, we always ask them why they want to come to our state, and everyone sits back and waits for the gushing. Oh it’s sooooo wonderful, I’ve allllways wanted to live there! If they don’t answer with enough flattery, they don’t get hired.
from dirtyboots :
good work, another baby!
from cloudy-night :
You had another child, that is awesome-sauce! Congrats!
from cloudy-night :
Real life, on the internet? Huh?
from narcissa :
277: me too! (eating toast as we speak)
from kelsi :
Yeah dude, sometimes I feel like a food pusher, but I'm just pushing the food because I care!
from dirtyboots :
I hear you about the nineties playlist, yesssss!!!! Lately, I have been feeling like listening to the Offspring's Smash from start to end for some reason, and I never even owned that CD back in the day. I wonder why. Maybe it's climate change or something.
from narcissa :
i feel the same about writing. But I always love to read whatever you post, so I hope you do write more!
from narcissa :
we got a bowie parade and so that was amazing.
from cloudy-night :
It is really sad about Bowie, he was awesome.
from narcissa :
that's how i felt too. I've been avoiding all these tributes because somehow it's too private to talk about. Like putting it into words would break it somehow.... make the experience i had, which felt so unique, into everyone else's experience? Oh, there i go. stopping.
from narcissa :
ha! actually, here's another story: we also call it 'coriander' in canada...or maybe that's just my indo-canadian parents? and the canadians say 'cilantro'? i don't know anymore... After all these years in the US I sometimes get confused. See, I *do* think that's an interesting story, for better or worse : / blurgh, heading out for dinner with the same guy right now, totally dreading it.
from loveherwell :
much, much, thank you. i wish people looked at mother as more than just that... it's not like you stop being a person as soon as you have a child.
from stepfordtart :
My sympathies. Babies are boring. Nobody asks me about mine any more, but thats probably because theyre 15 and 19. Hopefully people will realise you have other things to say somewhen BEFORE the end of the next decade ;-) s x
from narcissa :
whoa, that one i had to google, and i consider myself fairly nerdy.
from dirtyboots :
Yay, you updated, twice!
from stepfordtart :
Hello to you, too! :-) s x
from dangerspouse :
It's very easy to get the two confused.
from cloudy-night :
LMAO, children are so honest about the things they believe that it's scary.
from cloudy-night :
Hey you should take the bartender mistaking you for a youngster as a compliment. Sure you didn't get the good stuff, but at least you know that when you turn forty, you'll look twenty-five. Surprised your baby slept through all the noise, he must be very laid back.
from loveherwell :
thank you <3 and yay baby!
from narcissa :
it is true that beer is always very helpful with puns.
from cloudy-night :
So you had your baby, congrats! And I am ashamed to say it at times, but I like Bruno Mars - please don't hate me! LOL.
from narcissa :
ok seriously, do you have a baby now?
from cloudy-night :
Wow, Congrats! You're going to be the coolest mom ever!
from narcissa :
woah! congratulations! babies are probably really good fodder for puns.
from kelsi :
Rock and roll, man! Congratulations! Glad you haven't been drunk these last seven months, then.
from loveherwell :
what?! congrats?!
from cloudy-night :
So, the kid just hopped on a table to hop into their parents arms? What's with kids these days? No home training I tell you, back in my day...
from cloudy-night :
Oh, I see. LMAO, makes sense.
from cloudy-night :
This is the first time I read an entry of yours and didn't get the joke. Maybe it's because I never hunted or something.
from cloudy-night :
Nice to see that there chimney sweeps are still in demand.
from cloudy-night :
Me, of course. :P Also, "Zombie" is the best Cranberries song that I've ever heard.
from cloudy-night :
I believe they get up because they realize how precious each day is. The older you get the more you realize that nothing is guaranteed. So it's best to enjoy it while you can. Or am I speaking from experience? Well, nah... I don't wake up early for any reason. :P
from dangerspouse :
Why do young people sleep so late when they have so much to do?
from cloudy-night :
I am glad your fish are doing well. I wouldn't want to find out something I loved died either, would be heart-breaking. Can women run in heels? Hmmm, go figure... I may get a dog, always wanted a Husky - got a name for him and everything.
from dirtyboots :
love that song. don't dogs get stung or anything? owies.
from cloudy-night :
I wish I had dog, but I fear the responsibility. I mean, he may starve to death. But after hearing the heroic tale of your dog, I may reconsider. :P
from cloudy-night :
The amazing part was that he was quacking.
from narcissa :
if it wasn't obvious, i'm in the first camp. *wonders if only ppl stuck in the mid-00s still action-speak in their blogs and if so, what everyone else does instead*
from kelsi :
Or were you being sarcastic? Because that would be warranted.
from kelsi :
Well thanks! I think you're neat too!
from cloudy-night :
I seen Lee Pace, guess you love your eye candy. I never watched "Pushing Daisies", wasn't that a show on Showtime or HBO? STFU, you kids and your hip lingo... I love my souvenir and I hope that you bring me one from time to time. :D
from cloudy-night :
Who's Lee Pace? Also, you went to Europe and you I haven't received a souvenir? I'm sad.
from stepfordtart :
I had to google Lee Pace as Id never heard of him. I think you have made an excellent choice of stalkee! And what???? You were in the UK and you didnt do a diaryland meet-and-greet? Shame on you! ;-) s x
from stepfordtart :
Hahaha! Excellent cheese-based pun. I heartily approve. s x PS I know very few (possibly none, actually) New Zealanders but am prepared to concur with your hypothesis as you said so with such authority. Thanks for the warning.
from cloudy-night :
Doesn't sound tasty, kidney and beans. I guess that it was a great dish in their time.
from dirtyboots :
Hehehehehe, I see what you did there. We had the same kind of meal deal at our place, too.
from cloudy-night :
Lol, you stuffed it with cheese - eh? Well, your intentions were good! Happy New Year!!! :P
from kelsi :
I've never gotten a call from greenpeace! Somehow I've managed to stay off their lists.
from cloudy-night :
What a relief, no apocalypse today!
from dirtyboots :
It's 8pm over here, and if this is the end of the world, it's pretty chilled out.
from cloudy-night :
I'll be lying if I said that I say immaculate instead of immaculant - because I do it all the time.
from cloudy-night :
I'm sorry, I giggled when you said that the hitch-hiker put his thumb down when you passed by and then placed it back up again afterwards - forgive me. However, it seems weird for a hiker to be so darn picky.
from loveherwell :
certainly can't go wrong with those listening pleasures!
from narcissa :
as you say, it's a certain type of person attracted to diaryland right? you are right. lately i've been trying to combine it with other things. like tonight's bocce/wine evening. i think of it as a classier beer/bowling, if you can find anyone with a set.
from stepfordtart :
puns are the BEST. And yes, here I am indeed. I was here all along (but hiding behind the sofa). s x
from cloudy-night :
You love your puns... :P
from cloudy-night :
That's a 10-4, I'll keep on...
from cloudy-night :
drama at the gig, eh? I don't blame you for avoiding all the drama.
from loveherwell :
yeah, it sounds that way. it feels like if i do, i'm a failure. i don't know. i can make myself happy just about anywhere but the idea of working somewhere like that again just seems to crush my soul a little bit.
from cloudy-night :
Really, it took you 2 1/2 years? I can't believe it, you so funny and charming and nice. You're like bunny, people can't help but want to cozy up to you. Ah my last entry, I was in a weird place. Forensic files, deadly women, bones - those shows are definitely a head-trip. :P
from dirtyboots :
You went overseas? Where?! Nice glove pun. It could be the world's first single entendre.
from cloudy-night :
Yeah, what happened to the stories?
from stepfordtart :
Haha! The 'smooth groove' is indeed an item of ridicule and wonder (Im not good in an all-girl environment either!). s x PS Not sure the dirt cake would ship....mostly because we have eaten them all! Make some, make some, make some!
from dirtyboots :
Here we get chocolate Bilbies. They're kind of like big native rodents but easier shapes to mould into chocolate than rabbits because their ears are saggy. Yeah, it's the best when you get a direct wormhole into the fun parts of your childhood like that. Plus chocolate rules. And Faith No More.
from stepfordtart :
"easel-y" HAHAHAHAHA! s x PS Seriously, keep away from Camera Club. Its just a load of mental old blokes wandering about the countryside and bickering. Mind you, there's usually a fair amount of beer involved in the 'best photo of the day' symposium afterwards!
from cloudy-night :
Ten "easel-y", huh? It's a shame you can't window shop without being harassed by those pesky sales representatives. Being all nosy and hiding behind a veil of courtesy. For shame! Oh and I didn't smile at the woman btw. I'm socially inept, so doing something like that would have made me appear quite normal.
from cloudy-night :
Every time I read one of your entries, I either laugh, become happy, or think. You're one of the coolest people I know. Lol, a professional lazy person.
from stepfordtart :
I bought a Ralph Lauren jacket in TK Maxx sale for 5. When I got it home I realised I had a skirt in exactly the same fabric but from a real cheap Walmart type shop. Presto! The "Ralph Lauren Suit". Perhaps you should keep a lookout for a megaphone, then you could 'coach' people on how to bring you snacks while youre lying on the sofa! s x
from cloudy-night :
awww, ol' Jed seemed like a nice guy. I don't think people do things like that anymore - you may get a bomb or something, but never flowers.
from cloudy-night :
Oh yeah and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS & a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
from cloudy-night :
You should never interrupt a man when he's gaming - it's taboo! :P
from stepfordtart :
Haha! We watched pretty much the same news here this morning. I said "Ah. Kim Jong VERY ill, then." to which my husband said "Yup." s x
from dirtyboots :
Re: the last entry, I can relate to the wearing kids' clothes thing - I was walking down the street on the city's fringe last year, and saw this boy dressed EXACTLY LIKE ME. Apparently I dress at a 10-year-old level, so you're advanced on me.
from stepfordtart :
It might just be something about brothers. My brother tells me that, too. Im 45, he's 47. s x
from narcissa :
in fact, the tiny piece of chocolate made *me* delirious with happiness. it's the little things...
from flowermouth :
I just used google, to be honest.
from cloudy-night :
I have no idea what a jack russell looks like, but I bet it's a toy dog. At first, I thought it was a drink, that would be a cool name for a drink.
from stepfordtart :
You shouldve taken Scottish Aunty to see that big red shaggy cow. She wouldve been able to tell you all about Highland Cattle! Look: http://www.romesdalhighlanders.co.uk/ Was that the sort you saw? s x
from stepfordtart :
I have several red dresses. I always think that just the act of putting one on will instantly make me look like the girls in the Special K ads. It doesnt. I still look like their fat mum. s x
from stepfordtart :
Laughing at farty boys! Ref your note: think of one of those giant salamis that hang up in fancy deli shops. Usually they're in a kind of net bag. Stick a few sequins here and there on the net. Got that image? Yeh, thats L in my knickers. Now pass the brain bleach, willya, so I can get that horrific picture out of my head! s x
from stepfordtart :
possible solution: spread the dog liberally with frosting and add sprinkles? s x
from dirtyboots :
I had secret mice too!
from avantbedroc :
i tried to google it, i'm not sure how to delicately ask what a dog-brother is. I hope you are ok xx
from avantbedroc :
hey neighbour, ♥d your secret mice. u so funneh
from dirtyboots :
Love osmosis rox.
from stepfordtart :
Its a very weird feeling when you think one of your kids is missing. One of mine was 20 minutes late home from a shopping trip and when she finally turned up, even though I was furious with her, I just burst into tears. Yet I can remember in the 'pre-mobile' days, being hours late and not calling or anything - my poor mother must have been beside herself! I like the idea of sleeping in the linen closet (though I doubt the shelves in mine would bear my weight!) s x
from stepfordtart :
Hey! I just happened upon your diary and I really like it! Im gonna add you - hope thats OK. s x
from cloudy-night :
The rapture, it came already? I must have missed it. No one knows when the world will come to an end, I'm just trying to enjoy it as best I can. I wonder if anyone lived a little differently since hearing about it. Did anyone use, what was assumed to be the last day, to do anything they would've regretted never doing?
from cloudy-night :
Hmmm, that is weird. Can you go to the bookstore and get a discount on books, y'know...for old time sake?
from cloudy-night :
It's good that you took the sticker from the kid. Your life is filled with so many ironies. Thanks for the well wishes!
from cloudy-night :
I'm sorry, but LOL - show tunes? Seriously?
from avantbedroc :
lucky 31
from stardumb :
haha, 158, and the closeness it is a bitter chill today but i dont mind it up my window floors it's nice sun, a view of a porch, and the sound of this wind, where does it go?
from cloudy-night :
We are on the same page as far as The Simpsons are concerned. I know I would miss it if it were suddenly gone. However, that time hasn't arrived yet, now has it?
from dirtyboots :
I'm with you on the Simpsons.
from cloudy-night :
So I take it that you only have a small hole in your head?
from avantbedroc :
:-) so glad that you are happy ((HUGZ))
from dirtyboots :
Epic $5 story. I once kinda had the same thing happen, but not as good. Went metal detecting on a beach, found $2, and paid $3 in parking.
from stardumb :
i dunno, i just love your diary. :)
from cloudy-night :
Hmmm, so you guess you're going have Maury moment? Eh, Mary has been unfaithful to Joseph and he is beginning to wonder what else she has been lying about? Don't I sound sacrilegious? I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
from opposure :
Yes, I was quoting Elliott Smith's song Last Call (one of my favs). Singing to the goddess that made him how he wanted her to say that she would never wake him always gives me cold razor blade shivers.
from loz-er :
Thank you :) (or rather, thank ck and YSL)
from cloudy-night :
Well, I actually signed up for the United Way volunteer program. But I don't know if it's for me. I plan on calling a volunteer coordinator after the "turkey day". Hopefully, i'll be able to do a little volunteer work during the x-mas season. Thanks for the advice.
from avantbedroc :
did the women like your backstroke comment? i think it is genius. i hope they didn't give you the stink eye. ppppdffffffttttt:p
from opposure :
The Internet is popular, but not always cool. But you are part of what is cool about the interweb, IMHO. :)
from cloudy-night :
That's the first time I heard about the clasp thing, that's pretty awesome!
from cloudy-night :
Model talk? But wait, they don't talk? They just go about posing and being quiet? Have them cook my dinner and I'll marry one them, zing!
from cloudy-night :
I don't know if I can really describe how I would like a woman to dress because I don't have any knowledge of fashion. I just know that sometimes I see a woman in an outfit that doesn't suit her and then the next day, she appears in something that makes me think, "Wow, that style really suits her and she should wear more things similar to that!" I always wanted to form an imaginary friend, I'm just afraid that I'll end up having conversations with myself.
from cloudy-night :
I wasn't going to make any Toto jokes, but I was thinking about clicking my heels three times.
from dirtyboots :
I like.
from cloudy-night :
You are so weird, I really dig it! :)
from corposant :
"birds are kind of crunchy and can be eaten wholly" --can't get that tip on the Food Channel! =D
from cloudy-night :
I don't know what to make of that. I'm leaning in the direction that you're cheap, but I could be wrong (I usually am).
from cloudy-night :
Wow, you played red and blue? Damn, I gave it all up around the time that game boy was in color! Have fun, I'm still fond of hit mon lee and hit mon chan, Go Pokemon!
from cloudy-night :
LOL, I have bad vision too. Maybe you need to go to and get an eye check up. Sometimes your vision improves and you may need a new prescription.
from cloudy-night :
Lol, that pretty funny! I haven't been able to catch up yet, but you're leaving your job, eh?
from avantbedroc :
airwave love dedications :)
from duplicitous :
I always wonder with those World Vision ads where they're like 'X [child] has to eat rats to survive' and then they show X cooking rats over a fire - why are they letting X eat rats and filming it? Even if it is staged and all.
from cloudy-night :
LMAO, there are some sick people out here. I work with a guy who had to clean poop from the middle of the floor and then he had to clean sperm off of a glass. He was so disgusted and the thing is, those aren't public bathrooms either. Oh and it was the suits we cleaned for who were doing it, go figure.
from cloudy-night :
LOL, you have the strangest stories. I really like them. So, how's the volunteering going? Met some older folks whom seem to have interesting stories?
from duplicitous :
I had my most-mean-customer and most-nice-customer moments simultaneously when working in retail. This crazy bitch went nuts at me in the middle of the store for accidentally hitting 'credit' on the Eftpos machine when ringing up a sale. Whilst she was screaming, another customer bought me lollies from the charity lolly tray. It was the nice customer who made me cry.
from cloudy-night :
PVA? You really have to tell me what that stands for. It's amazing how a little decorating can make an area feel entirely different. Did you redecorate your entire room? So your imaginary friend just happen to be you in male form? I wish I had an imaginary friend who was a female version of myself. Nah, I don't need that, one whiny person is enough.
from cloudy-night :
I think that once we sleep our souls heads into another existence, so I actually believe that your friend is real.
from ninabean :
I have a plastic 1.5 inch plastic fella that has taken the place of an "imaginary friend".. i talk to him, take him places, pose him for photographs and would cry if ever I lost him. granted, he breaks the lines of imaginary by being palpable but nonetheless i love this entry of yours. glad i came across ur journal!
from pettyquarrel :
Okay, so, (man, wow, it's weird slash sad how I have to sorta gear myself up for note-writing communications), but, anyway, yeah, I love your journal, the whole thing, etc., but this entry about your imaginary friend, is by and far my favorite. It has special qualities as a piece of writing. It's honest. It's to the point. It has other special qualities as well.
from avantbedroc :
puuuur!
from cloudy-night :
*smiles* Five years is pretty long time. I sure you have a lot of fond memories with her. I wish she could have lived for another three for you sake. But like the saying goes, "God gives and God takes." Little by little your thoughts of what you loss will be replace by the good times you both shared. Also, who doesn't forget stories throughout the day? When you do post one, it's so funny and filled with irony. You should add some of it to your book.
from cloudy-night :
I'm sorry to hear that your bunny died. That's sad, how long did you have her? What was her name? You should still place a rose down if you want, but if it's too much to bare right now, you can always do it later.
from pettyquarrel :
You had a bunny. Sigh. I have a rabbit. That makes you even more awesome than I initially thought. Also wow I love EV and "no ceiling" and that movie/book Into the Wild so amazing, making you so cool. This is so badly written. Sigh. I love your journal, it's awesome.
from cloudy-night :
Well, well, someone has been writing quite a bit lately. I just caught up and as I read fifty-six, I wondered why you declined the driver's invitation for a drink? Guys are commenting on your heavenly voice and your beauty and you don't want a date? Hmmm, I guess I can't blame you, once someone of the opposite sex comes into your life, it's chaos.
from avantbedroc :
national 'tell it how it is' day
from cloudy-night :
You should have said hello to her, I bet she would have remembered you. Like the song implies, you're definitely unforgettable.
from avantbedroc :
u funny nutter :-)
from cloudy-night :
LOL, it was right in front of your face! But, that's okay. I'm a bit like that myself. ;)
from cloudy-night :
I never came across a person who actually take time out of their day to rhyme. Does it happen a lot of the ....? Lol, sorry I couldn't resist. However, I bet that can become annoying. I would have to give that person a piece of my mind.
from cloudy-night :
I'm sorry that you're feeling that level of grief, I wish I could say something inspiring. If all you did was mourn for ten years, I wouldn't find it pathetic. I hope that things get better.
from cloudy-night :
Turning a negative into a positive, eh?
from avantbedroc :
actually, i shouldn't have included the end bit. it ruins the first bit. bit bit bit!
from avantbedroc :
someone posted this on grouphug-thought u may like it as much as i do. "Hindsight is 20/20. Which means the present is < 20/20 which = We never know what we have until its gone, when fate presents opportunity we constantly fail to see it for what it is. This is due to the fact that we have some preconceived notion of the future and of ourselves, which is ultimately subjective. So fuck you and your goddamn reasons for not doing something, fucking hell learn to live a little and stop giving a damn for once"
from cloudy-night :
You shouldn't feel bad about it. Sometimes you lose for winning.
from avantbedroc :
i rate odd as SEXY
from cloudy-night :
I think it's great that you are a bit odd, although I don't think you are. Hell, what good can come from living with normal people? I'd rather exist in the world where it's a mix of normal, odd, and everything in between. I know how you feel about your life expectations. However, your job is just a stop that you've taken and from it you'll learning valuable things that you didn't know otherwise. As long as you're breathing and can stand, you can always change things. You don't have to concede or stand down, just learn what you can and use it later. Don't I sound like someone's grandfather? LOL.
from cloudy-night :
I'm happy that you write about what bothers you and what happens in your life. Seventy-five percent of our adult lives are spent working, so I'm pretty sure you would have a lot to say on the matter. You want to travel to a different country too, which one? I'm pretty sure you will get the money you need to fulfill your dream, I hope so anyway? You really had day-dreams about Indiana Jones at the age of eight? Wow, you had quite the imagination and that's the best part of being a kid!
from cloudy-night :
Ah, I wish I could give blood but I can't. You are charitable, good for you!
from avantbedroc :
hello, how you be? what bothers you
from cloudy-night :
I hope the lady is okay. You always seem to spot the smallest event and when you speak on it, it becomes so many things. Hope your holiday was nice!
from cloudy-night :
LOL, the bumblebee couldn't help himself. He doesn't know if you're friend or foe.
from cloudy-night :
So why didn't you call your friend? Happy New Year!
from cloudy-night :
Thanks for your comments, I won't let the capitalist get me down. I would like to say, I think you have plenty to write about. I really enjoy reading what you have to say. You're funny and interesting and smart and I'm pretty sure you can make it rain gum drops. If anyone has a life that shouldn't be written, it's probably me. This year, I'm thankful that I got to read your journal entries, still waiting for the book ( I won't do any stewie impressions). Happy New Year!!!
from cloudy-night :
Haha, you want to win arguments? You seem so intelligent and wise that I assumed that you wouldn't have a problem winning an argument without an education. Welcome back to DL, I was beginning to think you left me alone in cyber-land. Also thanks for the note and I solemnly promise to return to school and I hope you do the same! Oh yeah, Pearl Jam rocks!
from cloudy-night :
Lol, who sung Purple Rain aloud? I guess it's all a matter of taste, some people would love nothing more than to sing a song by Prince out loud.
from cloudy-night :
I don't think that it was a good idea, but what do I know. I hope that it's just a person who loves the same band as you.
from cloudy-night :
I think that it's cool that you're writing a romantic novel. Whenever it gets published, I'll buy two.
from cloudy-night :
Lol, tea and biscuits... If I had to prefer an Tori Amos album, I would suggest Scarlet's Walk. I love all her albums (I haven't heard her new one yet), but that one is one of my favorites.
from cloudy-night :
Are you a Tori Amos fan? I think she is very cool.
from cloudy-night :
Thanks, it's good to know that someone can relate.
from auntj :
I like your writing. Short, and quirky, interesting.
from addict-in-me :
Hey got any links to your other wrighting?
from addict-in-me :
LOl WoW, I once lived in S Kc Mo and moved because my neck was not red enough to hang out their lol
from addict-in-me :
Lawl Did that really happen with the cows? It's still funny, even if it didn't

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