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from anabels :
Please may I have the password for your diary. The at diaryland address will find me so you don't ahve to leave it anywhere public. If you aren't going completely private that is. Take care of yourself. Bels
from life-my-way :
I thought I'd unlocked--grief makes me stupid. WAAAAAAH. Love you, even when I fail to leave a note. K
from f-i-n :
I haven't had much luck with O.N. but I'll keep looking....the quest never ends!
from groupie94 :
OMG " Hair on my ass" that is so hilarious.. thanks for the giggle !
from groupie94 :
Oh LA in no way did i mean to offend with my last comment, I hope you aren't upset with me....
from yamaa :
That first sight of the water in the morning is still amazing after 6 years. I was born & raised out in the desert so I don't think I'll ever be able to take all that water in one place for granted. No matter the time of day or the weather it is always beautiful.
from irreverent1 :
I came across your diary via a buddy list of a friend of mine. I didn't want to be rude, so I thought I'd announce myself and say that I am the one hiking up your page views. I also added you to my favorites. You are an amazing writer.
from bathtubmary :
la...come out and play-eee--ayyyy! xoxo, d
from wistful-blue :
I'm responding to your comment here LA because I want to make sure you get it; a good agent/editor will ONLY focus on the mechanics and effectiveness of a piece when giving feedback. (If it's not an agent or editor's taste - and they're adult enough to behave like a professional - and the writing is good [seriously, anyone with a modicum of sense can see your writing is], they will tell you "the writing is good/great/impeccable/etc., but I don't feel I/we am/are the best agent/publisher to represent/produce you/your manuscript at this time," and that is ALL they will say0. The same is true of a GOOD writing partner/group member (sans the representation spiel). I have listened to and read a fair amount of writing the content of which doesn't interest me, but if the work itself is of top or high quality, or a person shows talent and just needs to keep honing - I make a point of telling them: "Your writing is *excellant*." Or, "I think you have *amazing* potential, you're on the right track/I see a spark, KEEP THIS UP." *ANYONE* who "dumps" on your work - the content, the way you tell your stories, your "voice" - *DUMP THEM IMMEDIATELY* I don't mean as a friend or family member or whatever the relationship may be, just as a person with whom you share your work in terms of seeking feedback. A person who cannot get past their own bias(es) and evaluate a piece on its effectiveness, resonance, and "mechanics" will only ever serve as a detriment to your work. Geez, did I take up enough room saying that? :-) As for the professional critics? Personally, my plan is to avoid (reading) them like the plague because I know those snipers enjoy tearing writers apart, love to launch personal attacks, and even if a review is positive...I don't react well. On that front, people have to decide what's going to work best for them. Your writing is the creme de la creme LA and your voice is amongne the strongest and most distinct I've ever encountered. You have it LA; I feel that to the very core of my being, so keep going Lady. YOU HAVE IT!!! -cat
from wistful-blue :
Gomez, Tish, and I all liked "Good Night and Good Luck"...one warning though, substitute "communist" with "terrorist" and it's essentially the same situation unfolding in our government today. :-P -cat
from mare-ingenii :
Thank you, lovey. Cheers.
from wistful-blue :
DAYUM WOMAN! You have a helluva lot of readers! I just checked my stats for today, saw 98 visitors and thought: "Holy f***in' s***! What the hell's going on?" Hee! Then I checked the referrals page and saw "la-the-sage.diaryland.com/index" listed for most of those hits, then it all made sense. For a second though I thought maybe someone in my extended family had found the diary and was passing the URL around! :-)
from wistful-blue :
This quotation made me think of the entry you just wrote about Mo: "Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other." - Honore de Balzac
from fuzzmom :
Boo. (Translation: I'm back, if you're interested.) I have, as I hope you know, been keeping up with you; you are ever an inspiration and delight to me, and I wish I could help you through these difficult times with more than encouraging words. Sail on, lovely lady.
from jenniam :
working on finding the comments again! I am bidding on #2 so we'll see!
from serenaville :
My deepest appreciation and thanks for your show of support for Erianne, and her sister. You are a top shelf class act, Lady. I pray we get to meet one of these days, especially if Red and BTM mosey up our way. Remember: Open general invite, if you ever find yourself in Oswego, and have the interest. *HUGS!!!!*
from serenaville :
My. Have we a slight ISSUE with Blue's Clues and/or the planets, pray tell?? How about with The Wheels on the Bus? Forgotten stanzas: "The lashes on the bitch go bat, bat, bat..." and "The buttocks on the bitch go shake, shake, shake...". I await your revenge! *Mwah!!* ;D
from wistful-blue :
Versailles...shot in black and white. All black and white. I confess, I've never been there but even *I* know *most* of France - hell, most of Europe - should be shot in color. Geesh, you're right :-) - I think Mike has achived maximum level of density for the human brain. *Still shaking head*
from skibigsky :
(Somehow, D-land seems to think I'm spamming you... so... here's the comment again, apologies if it shows up multiple times..)Any port in a storm, except for the one you left. Go trawling, pack a little protection (as this is no longer the pre-AIDS days) and get your rocks off - no harm, no foul. Of course, if you'd like to resort to, er, other options, I'll throw in a couple of bucks for batteries - always willing to help someone out, when the need calls! Just give me a holler.
from serenaville :
Yikes! I'm sorry, I didn't even think! (Not unusual for me, unfortunately.) Just always wanting to give credit where due, and all that. I'll happily disengage it, and heed the request in future. *HUGS*
from dream-cafe :
Thank you so much LA, I'm flattered! And thank you for answering my desperate plea for validation via the Johari. LOL :-)
from mare-ingenii :
Stay well, stay strong, in these troubled times. I wish you peace.
from theflyingrat :
You have no idea how apt that "no burnt cooking" wish was... somehow I doubt it will come true though! I am a terrible cook. My mother's cooking philosophy is this, "If it smells like it's burning, it was done a few minutes ago." Yeah. Thanks for the note. ♥
from mare-ingenii :
Enjoy your birthday. YOu're right - today really is a whole new beginning. Auguri!
from mare-ingenii :
I don't think I've ever been an example for anyone. It's a rather startling sensation! Thank you for that!
from wistful-blue :
I'm sorry things are so bad right now LA; you've dealth with ten lifetimes wourth of shit in just one. :-( It makes me angry and sad to hear about what you've been through...if I were anywhere near the Hobbit House right now, I'd love to take the opportunity to come over and give "little la" a great big *HUG* -cat
from annanotbob :
I just left a 'comment' but put things in the wrong boxes. just thought I'd let you know who it was. Glad you're feeling better - hideous amount of shit to all arrive at once.
from mare-ingenii :
And so we soldier on. Good luck, my friend.
from annanotbob :
hope you are well - your wise words are much missed
from trancejen :
Come back soon, we miss you.
from final137 :
I said I'm glad you're not a model because I've known some people in the culture..and been glad to see it..and I kind of liked your writing. You should really get back with people..or atleast speak with them once before writing an F U entry.. *sighs* God bless anyhow.. sorry for coming off wrong.
from la-the-sage :
Please go away.
from mare-ingenii :
I think you're just lovely. Happy New Year, my friend.
from hibiscus101 :
*Happy Holidays*
from serenaville :
May I please post your anime doll in my next entry? Would never do so without permission. :)
from killsbury :
Sorry, I forgot to add; go north to the bridge and then take a big left. We're right near Toronto. I'd love to meet you.
from killsbury :
If you're serious, I need a back splash on a removable piece of wood, (rental and all) for behind the stove. I'm seriously poor at the moment, but give me a price range and we can go from there!
from mare-ingenii :
I wanted to thank you, doll, for your sympathy, and for being so supportive lately. You're truly fantastic.
from beltwaybelle :
It's not that being single is bad. In fact, I much prefer it to being married, and am feeling more and more like marriage is unnatural for me. It's that I have to stick to my guns and not date people who don't knock me out from the get-go. This guy was short (strike one), pushy when I met him, (strike two), and had a Bronx accent that even *I* found offensive (strike three). I never should have given him my number in the first place, much less gone out with him. Anyway, at this point, I've come to really cherish my freedom. To be honest with you, I'm finding it more fulfilling than any relationship I've ever had--and I've had some good ones. I'm beginning to wonder why women make such a big deal out of "finding a man" in the first place. Even the "good" ones aren't all that. I guess I'm selfish. And no one is better in bed with me than me. Heh.
from hibiscus101 :
**HAPPY HALLOWEEN**
from biensoul :
You are too sweet and too kind; I LOVE YOU! Miss you already...
from ilmomof3 :
:-( I wish you liked LJ just enough to have an account so you could read. There have been issues I've been going thru that I don't want open to everyone, that I need to control the readership for. If you change your mind, I'll be thrilled, but otherwise, I'll still be readin'.
from annanotbob :
Of all the diaries I read, your is the one I nearly always want to send a note to, saying, YES YES YES. I try and resist but today I have to say thank god for you, in this hideous 'post-feminist' era. Go, sister. All the best.
from lucid-denial :
oh good. i didn't have anything better to do, so i thought i'd say something. What I failed to mention was that your entry was very true. New Orlean-ians have been treated differently this past week.
from annanotbob :
So many times you say EXACTLY what I'm thinking - I so agree with you about cinemas and video shops and clothes shops and adverts. It's the same here in England - what am I sposed to wear? Where can I buy it? No one knows or cares. All the best xx
from annanotbob :
Just wanted to send you a hug.
from devilsdealer :
I know you're right, but let me thank you for saying it anyway. Sometimes you just need to hear that doing it the hard way is something to stick with because you know you're RIGHT. Your strength is an inspiration to me every time I read you, and I have to tell you I admire you so much. You're becoming more and more your own champion and it heartens me. I see that it can be done and I have hope for myself. Thanks dollface.
from groupie94 :
Thank you so much for the suggestions and advice with Evelyn... I knew I could count on you to leave me a note... I was actually expecting it... we're working on things and we'll see what next week has in hand... Check back to my posts next week for the progress... Thanks again... *hug*
from liviasgarden :
Your comment made me laugh as much as Bubbles did! Thanks; *Cat*
from ilmomof3 :
erised/desire I sent you an email at your hotmail account -- let me know if you don't get it! :-)
from bettyalready :
Those fucking raccoons. I still love them. They're just trying to make a living too what with all the clearcutting going on around here. But why MY CHICKENS??? I loved my little dudettes. Very very sad. Hey, I'm feeling better but I'm not going through a high end of normal and send some of that this a-way! I need a pick-me-up for dealing with the in-laws Sunday. Fuck.
from ladybug-red :
Thanks for the note. I updated the entry to clarify that it is my home. Thanks for pointing it out! XOXO
from oldmaid :
thanks! we called a couple of local tattoo parlors, and none of them would admit to having a canine customer. though while looking online, i did find a tattoo kit for dogs for sale! poor little pups!
from batten :
He's an idiot. Statuesque is a gazillion times more sexy and beautiful than those itty-bitty snap-like-a-twig squeaky-voiced mental midgets. I think you're great. And that last entry made me feel so sad for you. You deserve the world, babe. Hang in there. Huge big gygundous hug -J
from excogitate :
the password should be the same as the last one cause I'm a sexy bitch like that.
from candoor :
first official exchange student... a few years back I opened my house to Disney kids, that is, 18-22 year olds who came over from all parts of the world to work for Disney for a month or six)... that was mostly lots of fun :)
from doc-sarvis :
haha. If it's above Washington Heights, IT'S UPSTATE.
from doc-sarvis :
Your FIL is my kinda guy.
from doc-sarvis :
It was an experience that encapsulates a lot of issues that are probably "more than you want to know". All I'll say is there were two roughly used, and practically torn apart Hustler publications and a more bountiful bevvy of nearly pristine Playboys. Ahhh, the tastes of the modern American male...
from doc-sarvis :
Wow. No pun intended, but that's pretty "Sage" advice. (I couldn't help it.) I'm definitely feeling a lot of pressure to get things right, and get them done now. I mean, I want that for myself too. I spent the last years of my 20's trying to insure I'd be settled and moving forward in my 30's, but it totally, totally backfired and made things worse. Anyways. Thanks for the perspective. It's hard to give oneself a break when you have to move back in with your parents at the age of 32 though...
from doc-sarvis :
Back in Black.
from ilmomof3 :
Thanks for the note, LA -- if I am brave enough, I may post pictures. *If*. ;-)
from ilmomof3 :
If I were less scrupulous, I would take the credit for that simple, yet earth-shaking idea of rewards, but it's not mine. It's my exercise buddy/best friend's. It's so simple and yet it's working. First of all, breaking the weight loss down into smaller bites doesn't make it seem as overwhelming. Second of all -- yes! Rewards and recognition for damned hard work. And doing it with someone who not only holds me responsible for the weight loss, but also the reward, is an excellent benefit.
from doc-sarvis :
OMFG! Rink skating is the BEST.
from ilmomof3 :
My door is *always* open... to you, that is, not Howard Stern. ;-) If your MS is at all affected by the heat, make sure you plan to visit before May or after September!
from doc-sarvis :
Found this while looking for "Shaun of the Dead" "ZombieAID" t-shirts (And I found a Bad News Bears jersey too!!!): http://www.drafthouse.shoppingcartsplus.com/catalog/item/1011625/679109.htm
from doc-sarvis :
The fake 'nads serve no purpose but to give the ladies something to grab onto. And keep my scrotum waddle out from between my thighs on hot summer days. That's about it...
from doc-sarvis :
My life is exciting? I think you have me confused with my friends. I don't know what the next iteration of my life is going to be. I've spent so much time working towards what I really wanted, I never came up with a Plan B. We'll find out, I guess...
from arc-angel666 :
Hello: A friend suggested I stop by and take a look. I am glad I did, very funny stuff. Pardon me, where are my manners? My name is Michael and I'm pleased to meet you. I believe I'll be dropping in on a regular basis, if that's okay with you?
from ladybug-red :
I have had to lock temporarily. If you want to keep up with me my username is ladybugred and password is temporary. Sorry - I hope you can stay with me for a short period while I chase away the stalker.
from liviasgarden :
I hope you and yours have a Healthy, Happy New Year too *Cat*
from ilmomof3 :
Thanks for the note, LA -- I think, unhealthy or not, what will bring me heart's ease is a good stiff martini later. ;-) And I really love that pic of Wolf -- I mean, Eddie-Van-Halen-in-the-making. We got Nina some drums this year -- drums, yes, I share your insanity, it appears. LOL
from liviasgarden :
I hope you and your gorgeous family have a great Christmas *Cat*
from liviasgarden :
Could you take a look now? It was black font with green links on everyone else's. I don't know why yours came out orange, but I switched the HTML coding. Hope it works.
from serenaville :
Thank you for the advice! Coincidentally enough, I already have a bouncer looking after me, before I even begin. He works as a probation officer (With my stepmother, no less!) by day, and at Rosie's by night. He 'watches over me', whenever I stop in. I recently mentioned my plan to him, and he told me in all seriousness: "If you do that, tell me where you end up working, and I'll get a job there to keep an eye on you!" He's a complete doll. Now if the rest were that easy! ;) *HUGS*
from doc-sarvis :
Yeah...I also get exausted after trying to cram big things into small holes... *I keed, I keed*
from jenne1017 :
yum right back atcha!
from doc-sarvis :
I can't wait to see what you've come up with...!
from doc-sarvis :
hayduke_72@yahoo.com
from ilmomof3 :
Thanks for the note -- I thought of you when I posted. I've also been thinking about Mike lately, hoping things are going okay. MS sucks. There's just no other thing to say about it. I fucking hate chronic disease!!
from hamiltonian :
just mwah again...
from ilmomof3 :
LA, I am convinced we are long lost sisters. Okay, maybe there's some age difference, but still. My mom also had (has) the make up addiction and that is so totally part of my conundrum. 'Cause I love my mom, but she is such a slave to that crap. Anyway, I'll muddle my way back to wearing make-up someday, I know I will. I used to in high school. Of course, I for *sure* wasn't trying to fit societal norms then...
from excogitate :
arrgh! it doesn't work? I give up. Well thanks for the note!
from jenne1017 :
so, just my face (or rather, my words) are sweet? Darn!!! :) Was hoping for so much more!
from liviasgarden :
Thank you. I needed to know that someone understood what I was having a hard time saying. I hope I develop your sense of humour and strength about it before I turn into a hermit. (Which is really appealing right now)
from ilmomof3 :
Thanks for that note, LA -- actually, your recent posts about being able to buy regular clothes have been quite inspiring -- the Mike-judging-you-on-your-appearance part notwithstanding.
from pandionna :
Yeah. My issue is that I've been off my ass for a few years now. I need to go above and beyond. Thyroid disease is like that. And I need to not eat as much, too.
from jenne1017 :
hell yeah a hottie! damn woman -- it was you I was hitting on! Good thing you had left Sat before I got there ;)
from anonadada72 :
Just an FYI: I sent the password to my now locked diary to your diaryland email address. Please let me know if you don't receive it. I'm very glad to have you as a reader, as I enjoy reading your words as well! ~Jess.
from so-charming :
Hey lady... everything ok? Long time no update!
from pandionna :
Yeah, I'll give him mime all right. I'm Italian. I can think of a few hand gestures that might work.
from excogitate :
Thanks for the notes! The plant is called Caladium. The red one is quite dead now (from the dog) actually. I bought it at Lowes and it prefers very wet soil, that's why it was doing so well, until the dog came. And I am going to fight these people, I have the game commsiison and the dog warden showing up today. So I am sitting around waiting for them now.
from wifemotherme :
Oh thank you for the note! I could kiss your feet! What a wonderful idea. Care to elaborate any on the idea? I am very uncreative but I can follow directions well. Your such a gem!
from pandionna :
Or, if Edwards and Cheney DID debate, how long would it take for Cheney to tell Edwards to fuck himself?
from excogitate :
Thanks for the birthday note! Sorry I am such a slacker with my response :(
from liviasgarden :
I wish you were closer.
from lorster :
Next WEd will be perfect. We'll clean. We'll sip coffee. Oh, who am I kidding. If you were to come over next week, we'd do nothing but chit-chat, make fun of things, trade witty and biting stories, and have the best time in the world. Come to think of it, that sounds like way more fun than house-cleaning, doesn't it? ;)
from fuzzmom :
Well, you may be much better preserved than my dearest Jason, but I figured you'd get all kinds of embarrassed if I did an entry like that for you, so.... ;-)
from excogitate :
Youíre right I did make that change a little less obvious than it should have been. Iím glad youíve added me though! By the way, I really enjoyed that entry about 1977, because I too, have always wished I was born a few years earlier. Though in recent days Iíve really been appreciating modern conveniences like new drugs (stuff like Claritin nothing hard), DOW, and laptop computers :) On the size thing; I may have lost a little, but I am only 5í 2Ē so I could loose a lot more!
from helderheid :
http://www.livejournal.com/users/vrijheid/ Helderheid's new addy :) You are my hero - hope we can reconnect!!
from excogitate :
Thanks. And I still love yours. I tried to make my own Mucha themed template, but I failed miserably, so I wet to lizard layouts and they make everything really easy you even get a cheat sheet: http://lizard.hiptobeasquare.com/html/frank.html showing how to use all of the scripts (or whatever you call them). Ive been thinking about you, and I wish you the best right now. *Hugs*
from wifemotherme :
Happy Mothers Day!
from justmouse :
found this website today...thought of you. it's cleverly done. http://home.pon.net/mahko/dubyaspeak.htm
from life-my-way :
I think of you daily [which does little to explain why I write to you semiannually]. Things here are crazy [me especially]. I'll write for real when I find my head. [I can't believe I said for real, I hate that. but I love you]
from bathtubmary :
try and keep us away! i love underdog all the more knowing he's an acid head. flawed characters are my weakness. xoxo, d
from doghigh :
I know, I'm lame. I just got to the point where I really censored what I said in the fear that someone who I know in the 3-D world would recognize me. Perhaps unfounded but a fear nonetheless. I'm getting my act together and should have a p/w soon. Thanks for checking on me ;-) I'm still reading!!!!
from june-bride :
:D I love surprising people. But no one's more surprised than me, I can tell you that much. I had just convinced myself that I was going to be single forever and next thing I knew, I'd been hit between the eyes. He's wonderful, and I think the Evil Ex has finally given up stalking me (after finding my last three diaries on this site) because he realizes I'm never looking in his direction again. What a great feeling!
from serenaville :
Hrrrrrrrm. You know, you make excellent point with Fox and the creators making pots of money off the people providing the voices. "Damn the man!" coffers-pillaging mentality is something I can really get behind! Wow. It all looks so different from over here!! Thanks for the new perspective. :)
from pandionna :
You mean there's a possibility between the March, us coming to visit, and JournalCon that we may see each other THREE times in the next five months or so? Holy...just HOLY! WOO-HOO!
from pandionna :
I most assuredly will help with Sims!
from pandionna :
Yes, all I want is something silly.
from fuzzmom :
Hi there! First, let me just say how pleased-as-punch I am that you're back in action! I missed you, but didn't want to smother you upon your return. *hugs* Secondly, to answer your question: I don't get tired of it at all (or at least, I haven't yet), because Ron doesn't come to me for every little bitty decision that has to be made. Hmmm...wait, no. That's not right either. He comes to me, but with ideas, and asks my opinion/permission on going ahead with them. For example: money. He is in charge of paying the bills and everyday things; extra expenditures are at my discretion. If there's something he wants, he asks me if a) I think we can afford it and b) I mind if he has it. So far there's been no trouble at all, and believe me, I'm as surprised as anyone! I was expecting this to be difficult, but it's gone incredibly smoothly. I truly think I'm the luckiest woman in the world. Okay, enough gushing for now. I'm sure some of your readers have already either expired from jealousy or vomited. Sorry about that. :)
from wyndspirit :
Depression. Not an excuse, just a fact. At least that was what made ME react that way; I don't pretend to diagnose. No platitudes, no fixes. But just remember that you are NOT your mother, or anybody else. You're going through a rough time, yes, but you are letting your mother control you by giving in to the fear that you are becoming like her, because you appear to be behaving the same way she did. APPEAR is the operative word. As physical human beings, we have finite ways of expressing ourselves, whether appropriate or inappropriate, but an infinite number of complex reasons for expressing ourselves in a given way. I don't know what you're going through or why, but I DO know you are NOT your mother. You're going through a bad enough time. Don't blame yourself for something that isn't so.
from fargahar :
I wish that there was something I could say that would make the clouds part and make all in your world return to normal and sane but I know that there isn't. Just know that you are in my thoughts and remember that above all we all care about you and we know that you are writing for you not us. We just loved what we were reading and became enchantged by what a brilliant, beautiful person you are. Take care of yourself, you are a strong woman. This too shall pass.
from redshoegirl :
Hugs LA. Hope things calm down soon.
from life-my-way :
But remember, the ex-little-boy sat on the old tree stump, using it as a stool, and they were all old and mellow and together. So, too, with you, my friend the stump. Which you are not. Not a stump. Please don't be sorry and know that we all love you. hugs. K
from trancejen :
You freaked out. You are not SuperWoman who can stay cool under any circumstances. That doesn't put you on par with your mom, it makes you human. I hope you're OK and that you're back soon.
from trinity63 :
hugs sugar bear:)
from colz :
Hey LA--hope you're back sooner rather than later. Take care of yourself, and send up a smoke signal once in awhile..... Colz
from trinity63 :
I am hugging you from here. Being aware and recognizing you have a problem is half the battle. I will be thinking good thoughts for you today.
from life-my-way :
Oh, L.A. It sounds like we're just parallel, pissing off hubbies and unable to live with ourselves. Damn peri-menipause anyway.
from trinity63 :
Hi LA - yeah I knew that whole story. And I could give a shit about that. His father is an asshole pure and simple.
from doghigh :
A tale of two kitties...just made me smile from ear to ear. You guys rock!!!
from doghigh :
Yes!!! Come on along!! Of course we are planning on traveling light but if you can contort to the position of a carry on, first your husband is a lucky man and second you're more than welcome to leap into our luggage...Actually we are staying at this B&B for the first three days http://www.hawaiianoasis.com/ it's the first time we are staying at anything even resembling a B&B. As we are fond of quoting "Flirting with Disaster" - we are not good B&B people!!! This should be interesting...
from redshoegirl :
Apologies for my tempramental map. I have given it a stern talking to and now it is in a more positive frame of mind. It sends its apologies.
from livliterally :
Well, I still think Enid beats Seymour any day...seriously!
from livliterally :
Well, I still think Enid beats Seymour any day...seriously!
from ex-stripper :
Well, I only get the new computers because I kepp killing the old ones. I am death to technology, it's frightening, really. So, I don't think i really qualify a a tech geek with my track record!
from serenaville :
Thank you very much for the birthday well-wish for Thing One! *chuckling* No Shoprites anywhere in our vicinity, so I think it is safe! Plus? She IS leaving the house... the week after Valentine's she's staying with NANA. Gooooooo Nana! Of course, I get rid of one, and gain two, but at least the other girls are older. lol When I update next, I think you might be particularly interested in the entry. ;)
from trinity63 :
CHECK YOUR FRICKIN EMAIL!!!!!!!!
from pilgrim-road :
23 is a good year? So I'm like a fine wine now, huh?
from justmouse :
apparently a boiler suit can mean coveralls, too. not sure which way it was meant.
from justmouse :
boiler suit - overalls. (i had to look that one up! that was a new one to me. i'll have to ask my mum if she's ever heard it before)
from forestdream :
I tend to find that I give better readings for others than myself as well - I often avoid stuff that I don't want to think about when reading for myself, which doesn't exactly make for honest insights. But I try my best :)
from redshoegirl :
Zeeks LA! We have differing opinions about kaftans! I hope I didn't offend you too much. I was thinking in a summer of love, sitting under a tree with a guitar style. Body size does not feature. I think it was the sage bit that did it. I will have to find an american translation of boiler suit, but maybe that's offensive too? I feel I should keep my mental images to myself!!
from ex-stripper :
seems I missed your birthday. Happy belated birthday!
from ex-stripper :
I would, but the only digital camera I have access to is a bit color blind. Maybe Ill take some with the old fashioned ones and then scan them or something. I am still on the fence about posting pictures of myself.
from ex-stripper :
your guestbook hates me. Anyway, I should have waited for you to complete the list before I did mine :P
from grngrl75 :
Thank you for the compliments in my notes:) I have heard of your diary before and finally stopped in for a look:) I enjoyed reading. I found your link thru Melissa's Awakened. Again, thank you for the compliments..
from ex-stripper :
oh, yes I believe you do belong, working as a waitress is close enough for me. The waitresses are full aware of what we dancers went through, and had many of the same expierences I am sure! Please join!
from pandionna :
"Don't fear the raptor." BWAH! I love it! You know, considering the problem we've been having with people just throwing their trash over the fence by the trash bins, instead of actually, heaven forbid, opening a receptacle and putting their junk in, I'll bet that hawk feasts regularly on all manner of rodentia.
from forestdream :
Pilates - the verdict. I like it so far - very abdominal, if that makes sense. And it's working muscles that don't get worked very often, which is good. The man in my video keeps saying sternly, "Maintain the B-line!", which apparently means pull your stomach in. I don't know why he doesn't just say, "Pull your stomach in!" Perhaps he thinks it's too bossy, or something.
from bluecharis :
You're welcome! ;-)) Wow, what a coincidence: Some of MY favorite people live in Germany, too!! :-)) Take care, love, Charis
from rainylondon :
happy birthday!
from pandionna :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! All the best to one of my favorite people on d-land, ever. You are a buddy among buddies.
from elliorange :
♥ Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your special day!
from thecrankyone :
Happy Birthday!! Hope it is a great day. And if its chocolate and salt you are after, I've found chocolate covered potato chips (they really do exist) to be God's gift to PMS..
from meli-melo :
I tried to sign your guestbook yesterday but it didn't work so this may seem a little dated. I just wanted to thank you for signing my guestbook and agreeing with me about weddings. I think I would be embarrassed to tell people if my wedding cost more than a house (or more than a car) but not everyone agrees with me. It is just a big money making industry. And if we had anymoney at all I would skip the wedding and buy the house. Because once I get a house I can get a dog and that is all I really need. Oh well, someday, for now I just dream. Thanks again.
from treewillow :
Happy Birthday, I hope you have a wonderful day.
from pandionna :
You'd be welcome in MY family, that's for sure!
from ex-stripper :
Im all back up and running now. Ive learned (the hard way) to change my passwords more than once every ten years. Thanks for the note!
from pandionna :
"...and I nudge his greasy workclothes with my foot." You slay me.
from trinity63 :
You are correct SW does make an obese person pay for 2 seats if they pour into the next seat, but it's urban legend about them docking their flight attendents pay if they exceed 120 lbs. I have family that works there who are attendents. Your height must be in proportion to your weight. If it's not, you have a CAP you are placed on and if it doesn't correct itself you are discharged. And that's in your contract. The orange belts must be a new thing. I flew and didn't have to buy two seats as I sat next to DH, near a window, and my extra lap belt was the regular boring black. WHere are you reading this stuff?
from trinity63 :
yanno girlfriend -- you could pay for his school, and his books. But if in fact he wants spending money he'd have to EARN it! Oh what a concept:) ha ha ha!
from lorster :
I'd love to jam with you! Have a great New Years, LA. And I hope 2004 brings you every happiness that you so richly deserve!
from pandionna :
Congrats on the weight loss! Hey, there's nothing wrong with talking about it, or enjoying that you've done it, and there's nothing wrong with writing about your weight. I mean, some of us have whole diaries devoted to that sort of thing. (Looks away sheepishly.)
from trinity63 :
I loved talking to you today!!! What a great way for me to end my year! xoxoxo
from pandionna :
How about I tell the world to fuck off for you?
from trinity63 :
Merry Christmas sweet pea:) I love you:) xoxoxox and no I am not drunk:)
from pandionna :
Mrs. B. sounds like my kind of person. Thanks for telling us about her.
from so-charming :
If I had twin girls, I would name them Holly and Ivy. Because you can take the girl out of the trailer park... Anyway. I sent you an email (which, incidentally I wrote BEFORE I read your update, hence the now-redundant questions about Alex and the chihuahua-girl.) Could you post me a quick guestbook message and let me know if you got it? My emails have apparently been getting re-routed to Mars or something lately. Thanks! :)
from justmouse :
hope you didn't think i was picking on you over your "to tuck or not to tuck" entry. you're definately right..99.99% of the time, if you LOOK better, you'll FEEL better. and i definately fall into the category of "eh, why bother" most of the time too. it's wrong, i know, but there's usually so much other shit i have to deal with that i just CAN'T be bothered, ya know? perhaps if i keep reading you, you'll inspire me, huh? ;)
from pandionna :
I heard Tom Cruise over-acted in that movie, and that some plot was inconsistent, like, if the Samurai were so much against the West, how come their leader spoke fluent English but the rest of them in the movie couldn't speak a word of it. Nonetheless, as it's a Tom Cruise movie, I will see it sooner or later. Nothing can compare to Vanilla Sky though. That's my favorite movie of his.
from pandionna :
Happy anniversary!
from pandionna :
Oh, I know. I'm a black-hearted wench. But this will make you pee: When we had the stamps in the computer room, they were shoved in the lower left corner of a bulletin board! See what I mean about parallel universes?
from doghigh :
no LA-The-Safe...we like the old LA...purging, ranting, etc. is honesty and people fear the truth. Anytime I start to get brutally honest people get freaked out and tell me I am insensitive. SO i pick and choose my moments now...most of the time it is real but I switch to safe gear when the time calls for it...does this make sense?? I just had a huge salad for lunch and it totally fucked with my mind...
from trancejen :
Dude. Anyone who reads my diary probably thinks I'm a manic depressive psychopath that spends all day staring at my ass in a three-way mirror. Not so, and neither are you. You are a feisty, awesome, opinionated, smart, funny, wonderful woman, and Fuck Em if they don't like it. LA Lite should never again see the light of day - let us have it with both barrels, girl. I wanted to leave this in your guestbook but was denied.
from squarepants :
I seriously need to take lessons from you about how to communicate with the hub. Good show, LA!
from pandionna :
Good for you on not backing down! Men. Grrr... One time it got so bad with the huz leaving used wine glasses out on the counter for days on end, that I just picked one up and smashed it in the sink. He said I was crazy, but I said it was easier than cleaning up after him. This was a while ago. After a loooong talk about three weeks ago, things have been GREAT. Keep plugging away. Eventually, you'll get through. They have skulls like cats, these men. Thick. Very thick.
from doghigh :
Thank you so much for the note. I really think this is something to do with the intestinal region...it just seems to fit so many of the profiles of these diseases/conditions. I think we just want a diagnosis already. Thanks again!
from helderheid :
Oh my dear friend (and do you not have a guestbook?) -- what an AWFUL experience all around. I hope you managed to have a stiff drink and a decent end to the day. Don't let pixie butt get you down. Fek em all. You are incredible and you know it. Think about what you have. I spent a weekend at an intensive that changed my life so I'll share it with you. I hope you take time to listen to the audio files. www.thework.org . Thanks for all your support for me, my friend. Hang in there. Heldy
from doghigh :
Oh dear...far too freaky and squeaky for my blood...but our place could use a thorough, thorough if you need more projects ;-)
from ex-stripper :
I am a dumbass. This is what I meant to copy:Methinks I surfed to you through one of the diaries that listed you as a favorite, though I donít remember who. I was intrigued by a few of your archives, so I listed you as a favorite, reminding myself to read some more. Donít worry; I wonít drop you without an explanation ;) Sorry bout that.
from ex-stripper :
Sheís an opinionated writer, and her amusing posts keep me coming back for more.
from life-my-way :
Guestbook won't let me sign, twice, so I'll try here. I hate that about the creepy mirror, and the reason for its demise sucks as well. I'll shop for you this black friday, as my stepdaughter rejected the cash bribe that I hoped would keep us home on this day of shopping hell. And nevermind the traditional holiday headgames, we can catch up on those later. Have Alex hug you for me. Love, K
from doghigh :
FAB update! Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy the time with your son. Good wishes for a juicy turkey coming your way...
from wyndspirit :
No, DON'T stop talking about the holidays!!! I most likely will be doing little if any decorating myself this year and my only commitment is a couple kinds of candy for Christmas, so I could use some holiday spirit. I expect to read ALL about your plans from Thanksgiving through New Year's--in detail! :)
from pandionna :
Oh yes, more than once I flashed back to my Catholicism. The first three or four times I had a pap smear, I threw my guts up. Of course, that was student health at school, where every time you went in there, you'd have a different doctor. I'm fine with the guy I went to for 15 years, but this guy was just too...doltish. Anyway, I'm just squeamish. I don't even like putting in dangling earrings because seeing the post go through the earring hole skeeves me out. On other people, fine. Hell, I'll watch surgery while eating lunch, so long as it isn't a nose job. But on me? Green City. BLECH! Especially when they stick the little scraper thing in there to do the pap. The whole feeling things moving around inside me thing makes me rather ill. Some health writer.
from so-charming :
Oh you poor thing! You know, the worst thing about "good intentions" is that you just can't, in good conscience, choke the living shit out of the perpetrator no matter how much he desperately deserves it.
from wyndspirit :
You just described my move to my current place, only add in a pouring rain and well-meaning friends who knew nothing about packing furniture, would listen to nothing I said, and refused to use the tarps I had purchased on their open truck boxes. I take excruciatingly good care of everything I own, but everything I owned was scratched, gouged, and soaking wet. And, yes, after they all left, I stood amid piles and piles of drenched belongings and cried my eyes out. I wish I could offer you more than just my utmost sympathy!!!
from so-charming :
Apparently some matters of personal consideration ARE too much to ask of the semi-neanderthal men we've married... I've asked nicely and bitched and complained and pouted and laid on the guilt for years now over the fact that mine absolutely refuses to put the damn toilet seat down! Is there any way you could block off the back door and declare it to no longer be the main entrance? Barring that, I would suggest going to get a new hydraulic thingy and if Mike won't put in on maybe the stoner guy would do it for an extra few bucks.
from doghigh :
You are on fire, LA! Breaking the goth/punk boys' hearts...eh, I believe it is good to be objectified (in that special way) every once in a while, yes?
from pandionna :
I'm with you. Industrial is fine, but I like soft furniture. Books are great, too )long as their on shelves or end tables). I've heard my place described as "Swedish." Beats me.
from devilsdealer :
Sign-my-guestbook is poopy. I'd said: "Crazy! Thinking you didn't do enough in that one day when that's more than I can manage to do in a week! I applaud your strength and stamina, oh Sage." Because, yeah, I do.
from doghigh :
SO awesome to see you finally tearin' it up again...I'll email you...
from thisendup :
thanks for taking my survey... could you share an irish-ism with me? my curiosity, it's all there.
from squarepants :
Oh LA, I've missed you. I'm happy to see that you are still you bad-ass self. (hugs)
from pandionna :
I watch. If I ever blew into a tuba my brains would probably fly out my ears. I'm just not that talented.
from justmouse :
ok, so what do you do when one of the people that you're really mad at is someone close to you who, let's say, reads your diary DAILY and gets pissy if you mention in it that he never does the damn dishes?! and let's say that if you did lock your diary, he'd wonder why and ask you about it, and let's just say you have issues with lying to people? btw - feel free to delete this note, too. he probably reads all the stuff i write to other people too. sometimes it would be SOOO much easier if i didn't give a flaming rat's ass about other ppl's feelings, yanno? but thanks for the support LA, you rock :)
from pandionna :
Your entry made me weepy. I hope this one blows over soon. Attaboy to Michael, too.
from everoboto :
Hi there, glad you stopped by my site. Thanks for leaving the note. Happy Halloween! \m/
from doghigh :
That's an AWESOME Valentine!! Mike sounds like a great guy...but then I woulnd't expect anything else.
from trinity63 :
LA - I am telling you this because I adore you and I love you. Pull your head out of your fucking ass and take care of yourself goddamit! If you don't, you will wind up in the hospital or worse. You have two kids you need you and a husband who needs you. Speaking of which -- while I know YOU are responsible for your own health, doesn't Mike have a pair of eyes that works? And can't he SEE when you are grey looking? I am a real fucking bitch and as stubborn as they come when it comes to toughing it out -- everyone around me is really sick but me. No matter what, I keep on a trucking, until I fall flat on my freaking face, or I am hit with a Mack truck. My husband who doesn't say a whole lot about my healthy, because frankly he doesn't dig facing my wrath, recognizes when he needs to intervene. And those times when he intervenes I don't argue. Do I need to fly out there, kick your ass, and take care of you? You are really scaring me. And you know what, you be as mad and pissed at me as you want! I know you'd be SAYING the EXACT same thing to me. xoxoxo Take care of yourself for christs sakes.
from pandionna :
:::skitters out of LA's way:::
from floodtide :
Yup. You were the only one. Some of my Jordache jeans are still damp, I think... Love, flood.
from pandionna :
No, that's you the wonder babe and genius extraordinaire.
from doghigh :
Stupid guestbook didn't tell me that you had left a message!!! It really would have made my day to hear about the Hobbit House invite...damn...it actually sounds really good today and I am in a pretty darn good mood!! Is the invite standing? OH! And the show has been on for two episodes now and there are actually people watching!!! Who knew?? So perhaps a stint as a guest for LA sometime in the future?
from trinity63 :
fucking guestbook!!!! Hey LA my spouse having to be right all the time has zero to do with this conservative outlook. It's because he's a stupid man, and he's Italian:) That's why. In fact, he corrected me today, and said, "Will you please tell LA I am NOT a Republican, I am just fiscally conservative, and if I wasn't conservative with our cash, we wouldn't be sitting in this lovely home that you insisted we BUY Trinity" So he has a point, ha ha. But really -- the bottom line for me is, Congress is made of of mainly whiney baby pissy pants MEN, who need a babysitter, a diaper change, a bottle, and a spanking. Both Liberal and Conservatives think they are right. It's human nature darlin. I am angry at both parties for numerous things. And like I said, I have great friends who I love from both sides of the party. Same with those who are from various walks of life regarding religion -- It's those who do harm are the ones I want to send to the moon or farther. hugs.
from floodtide :
Thanks for your gracious note. The username is 'theboathouse' [no space], and the password is 'penge'. Maurice's and Scudder's trysting place in Forster's novel "Maurice," and since then my metaphor for safe havens. (In the movie, Merchant and Ivory and Prawer-Jabvala substituted "Pendersleigh" for "Penge," guessing rightfully that no one would understand what the hell they were saying.) Many liberal rants in my diary, though most of them less mature than your own. Love, flood
from lostinmylove :
Hi - I came over from Pandionna's link too, and I'm hooked! I hope you don't mind getting added to my fav's!
from floodtide :
All right: I'm hooked. Went back to entry number one and began reading in sequence. You go on the favorites list now, because I don't want to miss the next one. Ever. Love, flood
from floodtide :
The link in Pandionna's diary led me to your exquisite summary of the conservative mindset and its basic diet of self-injected, intravenous fear. Thanks for saying it so well. I'll be back for more. Love, flood
from pandionna :
I'm linking your obvious conclusion. I have to. It's too perfect. Feel better soon!
from trinity63 :
You know you really are the best. I do wish you lived closer:) xoxoxo
from doghigh :
LOL!!! I LOOOOVE the squirrel episode! LOVE it!
from pandionna :
I will have to remember your words the next time I sit on the balcony and the squirrels start yammering at me because I'm between them and the ferns where they've hidden their acorns.
from strangerlucy :
trying to keep herbs alive and thriving indoors usually flops for me, despite a huge southern facing picture window; the only herb I've managed to keep going in the winter is a rosemary plant, and that gets pretty spindly by spring. If you manage to keep it going for more than a few months, you're going to have to write your method down here so maybe I can get inspired to try again.
from pandionna :
You mean the youngest sibling isn't always supposed to get his or her way? Please don't tell my sisters.
from trinity63 :
You know darlin, fish and family are one in the same, both go bad after three days:) ha ha! And oh my GOD you love My all time favorite group BREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew we were soul mates! I am totally buying the Fibro/MS theories. Thanks for being you, you truly are inspiring. Hugs xoxoxoxo
from pandionna :
I missed you! I missed you! Green bathrooms. Hmmm, I have sea green towels and such, but green paint is a bit much.
from trinity63 :
I like *cough* rap...don't tell anyone okay?
from bettyalready :
What the hell did your husband have to say to this???? If I ever come visit you I'm going to bounce her into the next city. Little bitch. I immensly dislike others who think they're better than everyone. Grrrr....It's a big chip on my shoulder. I can't sign your guestbook so fast. Damnit. I love your hair too. Why the hell am I growing mine out??
from doghigh :
Who the fuck IS this woman? She obviously is sorely lacking in class and in judgement. Put her to sleep.
from doghigh :
I'm sorry but I have to tell you AGAIN that I ADORE reading you...I look forward to your writing and the wonderful way you illustrate and color your experience. *HUG* You make my day vivid. You're alive...A-live.
from pandionna :
Damn guestbook. Sorry if you get this twice. I've learned to copy and paste before hitting "send" now. So... Wretched curse of genius, isn't it? You go, girl. You should not be everyone's keeper. As Amy said, brace for some whining, but you are so right when you say it's not your job. It's not. Time for everyone else to start using their cerebral cortexes. You know what my mother used to say when my father whined? "You'll live." Particularly about dinner. She made what she made and if you didn't like it, you didn't eat. Period. So, hang in there. You know I'm right beside you.
from red-wine :
(Stupid guestbook) Pardon my lack of eloquence, but Holy fuck and Hallelujah! Iron fist in velvet glove, thy name is LA.
from trinity63 :
You know I love and adore you and that's from the bottom of my black little heart. We cranky bitches need to unite! xoxoxo
from doghigh :
LOVE the place!!! It seems so peaceful there...am I just projecting because I have buildings and cars all around me?
from red-wine :
It's not for lack of trying, I assure you. I haven't been able to sign a book in days; keep getting that "can't sign again that fast" error message. There's general grumbling about it, so it's a g-book problem.
from strangerlucy :
guestbook is being a hissy fit bitch again- I'll try posting the message here: check the sales ads- I've been noticing an inexpensive tiny half pint of a microwave that is being maketed as fitting within dorm regulations, power-wise. I forget if it was at best buy or linens n things, but it was at some national chain store (s)
from red-wine :
Sing it, mom! I, for one, will NOT force myself to choose between beauty and brains. The assumption that intelligent women must have buzz cuts and acne is as harmful as the "airhead with the killer rack" stereotype. Plus, it's fun to watch them squirm when you not only make their jaws drop, but then run circles around their 2-D minds.
from trinity63 :
I'm not saying that a person can't be ample and beautiful. What I wrote was for me specifically. My hats off to you that you are ample and beautiful:) I am truly sorry you had to go through that kind of a violation at any age. Everyone is different in regards how they choose to keep themselves safe. For *me* I'd rather remain invisible until I learn how to deal with the attention.
from doghigh :
We keep saying we are going to attack the credit debt but yet it hasn't happened yet. It's not as if I expect to be 100% debt free but it would feel nice not to have the huge card balances around, I must admit. I think what you guys did was wonderful...much kudos.
from doghigh :
That sounds like a perfect day. It's good to be looney.
from doghigh :
Sad isn't it? It's become so easy to live in a world that is only about "me" that we no longer see the impact that the suppression of our neighbor's rights has on the culture as a whole. "If I'm ok then fuck the rest of the world." or "If I'm right then you are wrong". I don't blame you for being tired.
from doghigh :
YEE-AAHHH on the stick free day! Awesome.
from doghigh :
Thank you for the b-day greetings, LA. Aren't new glasses both traumatic and totally exciting??? I am still trying to get used to mine.
from angryquail :
Well, when I watched it when I was younger, I liked basically everyone, including Deanna Troi. But Gates McFadden is pretty hot! I'm at Vassar. Are you in Orange County or around there?
from angryquail :
I just read your list of 50 events in your life...loved it! I'm from Rockland County, NY, going to school in Poughkeepsie. Where are you from? Also Rick Lazio visited my high school...ugh. What a dip.
from doghigh :
Until you feel better LA, I'll be thinking of you...
from doghigh :
Happy belated 500th...I am LOVING the list-mania...my favorite so far has been learning of the Pallid beach mouse...
from doghigh :
Happy belated 500th...I am LOVING the list-mania...my favorite so far has been learning of the Pallid beach mouse...
from doghigh :
Happy belated 500th...I am LOVING the list-mania...my favorite so far has been learning of the Pallid beach mouse...
from doghigh :
Happy belated 500th...I am LOVING the list-mania...my favorite so far has been learning of the Pallid beach mouse...
from doghigh :
Not cowardly, at least I don't think so because I feel the same way you do...and I don't think of myself as being cowardly, just human. Each word you wrote echoes the feelings of many, take comfort that there are others that see the wrong...enough that maybe we can do something before this car goes completely off the track. Somehow I fear it has but...not to be schmaltzy...but there has to be hope.
from doghigh :
I think I missed something. I have missed a couple of days this week, so excuse me if I am a day or two behind but... Am I to understand that some jackass is being nasty to you in the g'book?? You have got to be kidding me! Let me at 'em LA, I'll kick their uppity ass...
from justmouse :
Woohoo! you go girl! i surely hope if i'm ever in a fight, that you're on MY side!! i know how it is to be housebound seemingly FOREVER, when it's too frickin cold out to go anywhere. i'm sooooooo glad you got to keep your appointment, and even better that your hair turned out great! wish i could see a picture! take care!
from doghigh :
I understand what you say. Its true...his hubris will be our downfall and it makes me sick to my stomach.
from doghigh :
Send the snow my way baby! I got gypped out of a day off from work when the snow came on President's Day. I want my day off!!
from justmouse :
Oh my gosh, i just want to hug you! it amazes me that there are ppl who grow up in such horror, and turn out to be the most loving ppl. i know you want to do all and be all for your family, but they LOVE you, and taking over for you when you just "can't" some days, is part of their love for you! also, although it may mortify you to have Alex carry in the groceries, you're also teaching a valuable lession. loving is not just about the hugs and the laughter, it's about helping and pulling your own weight, and being there for each other. you are an increadible mother. you do more with you MS than i do totally healthy! you inspire me. don't be too hard on yourself. remember, your vow to never be like HER was so that you could be a better person, and be happy with your life....don't let it turn around and bite you in the butt! you DESERVE to be happy! *hugs*
from justmouse :
Just a note on your ghosties...i can understand why ppl scoff, it is hard to believe, and there are soooo many ppl out there who are always trying to pull a fast one. i have always had nightmares...terrible ones, and sometimes as i'm drifting off to sleep i will hear voices...very CLEAR voices, sometimes out in the back hall, sometimes right by my ear. i know i'm not dreaming because i bolt upright in bed and scare the daylights out of my hubby (normally i could sleep thru a tornado!) but even then, i'm not sure of what i'm hearing. there has been one very clear time though, that my best friend came to visit me. i'm sure he's been back a few times since, but just watching, not communicating. but he was so clearly THERE, i mean, i couldn't miss it! he had come to tell me his nephew had been born. it was like a warm hug all over! i sure miss him. now that he's been gone for over a year and a half, i don't feel him around so much, but i know he was there. sure glad i have never met an evil spirit! *shiver* good luck!
from ladybugge :
But, you see, pioneers had wood heat - just like us. We've been nice and toasty warm all day, just watching the snow come down. Unless you're in a city, (and sometimes even then) you can always find *something* to burn. :-) Life is better today, BTW. Thanks for knowing. L Friggin' anti-spam thing won't let me sign your guestbook. *sigh*
from doghigh :
First...you had me rolling with the duct tape column...second THANK YOU for your support...here's the link http://www.the-revengers.com/v2/?id=11939 you may have to cut and paste...anything you can do to generate support for my quest of an audition for a campy, cheesy sitcom, would be greatly appreciated ;-)
from doghigh :
Oh pleeeeze, cheese makes the world go 'round...say it loud and say it proud, sistah!
from doghigh :
Get me to the voting polls, we have a winner!!!!!
from doghigh :
Do I say this too often? GREAT column today!!!! Thanks for the hard work on this one...
from doghigh :
Firstly, anytime you're coming down you are very welcome to introduce me to the world of socially schmoozing for advancement and secondly...Christopher Lowell isn't hetero??????? I'm stunned...
from justmouse :
LOL! gargoyles...BA ha ha! yanno, there is something to be said for being dirt poor! my hubby and i argue constantly about whether or not we should have a wooden deck, or a stone patio, or whether or not we should knock down walls in the basement to turn the spare room into a "suite". like any of it matters! we can't afford to fix the furnace, let alone wonder where to put the jacuzzi tub! hahahah! my hubby wants to build a stone and wrought iron wall/fence around our property, with gargoyles. ummm...i mean i LIKE gargoyles and all...but i'm not sure it's the "look" i was going for! hahaha! good luck with 'redirecting' your hubby! (when all is said and done, we know who REALLY makes the decisions, don't we? i have no doubts about who will prevail) ;)
from doghigh :
Happy, happy Birthday LA...I can't wait for your 80th!!!!
from doghigh :
wow...you just teared me up and put a lump in my throat with today's entry...beautiful...happy birthday to Alex AND to you...
from doghigh :
Welcome back, LA!!
from doghigh :
Oh my god I am in hysterics!! LA, you have reached a new height with this entry!!! Sometimes I enjoy giving a bj but honestly more often than not, I am actually thinking how odd the feel of penis in my mouth is...sort of like getting a throat culture with a police baton...
from bettyalready :
As the person before me said, the colder, the better. I'm frequently too warm anyway. It must be from my great grandparents...Scandanavian all the way babeeee! Thanks as well for the quite nice email. I loved it. I'm saving it. la deee da. Oh yeah.
from doghigh :
I love the cold!!!! The colder the better baby!
from doghigh :
I adore the new layout! Happy New Year (when I first wrote that I mis-typed and wrote Gappy New Year...would that have mattered???)
from dadeeli :
Happy New Year!
from dadeeli :
Merry Christmas!!!
from doghigh :
Actually Diseased Boy seems rather appropriate ;-) I want to wish you, Mike, Alex and Wolf a very, very merry Christmas and more importantly a happy, peaceful 2003...
from doghigh :
Just wanted to say hi and let you know that I was thinking of you. Oh and I love your recent entry, it was beautiful and touching without being maudlin.
from doghigh :
I can't wait for the day when you move to NYC!!!
from doghigh :
This is a safe way to leave a message! No repeats here... Have a wonderful holiday with your family. My thanks to you for a funny, insightful and always entertaining journal...
from ladybugge :
Thanks for leaving a note, and for your kind words. And congratulations on committing House!! It's such a (scary and) wonderfully satisfying life move. Best of luck in adjusting to your new digs. I love your writing style, and will be back. Thanks again, L.
from catsnapples :
I wrote about MS in my family last night. You might be interested in reading it.
from paper-rose :
Oh oh oh, and I love the comment. LOL. I'm not THAT bad... okay maybe I am.... cheezmon. :P
from paper-rose :
Oy! I just noticed you added me as a fave. :) ~HUGS~ Thanks!!
from howzat :
Hey LA, Alex is correct that appearance is not as important in voice work. But it is only a little easier to break in to, than in front of the camera work. Tell him to focus imitations. People are always asking voice folks to do "Oh I don't know, could you make this guy something like Gregory Peck mixed with a little Floyd from the Andy Griffith show. Hooking up with an improve group is helpful for honning his "be funny on the spur of the moment skills." Even though that probably means you'll have to go watch said performances. Sorry about that. Thanks for checking in, I haven't tapped into the case of chili that's sitting out in my garage. That is for Def Con 5 only.
from msleslie :
-->Thanks! BTW, I used to use the men's at my fave gay bar. The ladies was used for drug deals and as a trysting spot for those too anxious to wait to get to their cars. Anyhow, far from being a silent, nobody sees nuthin' place, the trough-like urinal had a low MIRROR running the length of it. All the better to check out what the other guys had. But of course, this was a GAY bar and the patrons had a bit more interest in their urinal neighbor's equipment than say those using the men's at Stuckeys or a straight club.<--... But isn't it interesting that even in a gay bar, the guys couldn't just LOOK? Even there, they needed to be indirect and use a mirror. --> Isn't being in Thailand going to freak you a bit since you served in Viet Nam?<-- That's a question lots of people have. If I were going out into the countryside, then yes, I'm sure it would. In this case, I'll be picked up at the airport and driven to a modern hospital and later to an american style hotel. Thailand is very different from Vietnam to begin with, and I'll be pretty insulated from even the similarities. At least I hope that's how it'll work out. --> And why Thailand? Are there no places in the States that do sex reassignment surgery?<-- There are tons of them... and they're busy. I chose this particular surgeoin because I believe he's the best. Not everyone would agree, but I feel good about him. --> Is it cheaper over there?<-- Much cheaper. -->Faster?<-- Yes, the waiting list is shorter by at least a year. -->Less of a hassle?<-- No, except in unusual cases, they still want to see their clients follow the usual standards of care for gender identity dysphoria. That entails a good bit of therapy, hormones, and a trial period of living as a woman. I don't want to make a mistake. I"ve met all the criteria and more, just to be sure this is the right thing for me. --> Or is it because you want to go "away" and return as a new self?<-- No... I wish I could get the same surgery right next door. --> What of your passport? Are you a he or a she on it and will that cause problems?<-- THe State Department issued me a temporary passport as a female, based on my birth certificate and a letter from my doctor stating that I was scheduled for surgery. It seems clear that they have done this many times in the past already. -->I'm curious about how one goes about getting things like passports and birth certificates changed. How "real girl" does one have to be? What proofs are needed? I hardly think it likely that I could just march down to the DMV and say, "Yo! I want my license to say I'm a guy now. Fix it up for me, will ya?"<-- Once my surgery is complete, I'll get a letter from the surgeon certifying that I've undergone a sex revision. Armed with the letter, I'll petition a local judge for a court order designating me as female. I cna then send the court order to Utah, where I was born, and thye will issue an amended birth certificate which will not indicate which items were amended. Finally... with the amended birth certificate, the great state of MIssissippi will issue me a new driver's license as a female. SOcial Security will change my listed sex on request. I just haven't felt a need to go and ask them. AS far as I know, the only document I'll bever be able to change is my discharge from the service, although the VA WILL change my sex designation in their records. --> If I'm being rudely intrusive, please forgive. My curiosity is totally non-malicious in nature and springs from my constant quest to increase my knowledge. Besides, I write murder mysteries and DAMN! info like that could be worked into one heck of a storyline. Ha! You should have seen the look I got from my pharmacist when I asked him how one went about getting chloroform! ~LA<-- No sweat. I love to answer sincere and intelligent questions. I just hope this isn't too long to fit into a DLand note.
from howzat :
Hey LA, Sometimes I switch into anthropologist mode and derive My entertainment not from whether or not Howzat is gonna get laid, but from how "freaking" weird people are. I think her odd behavior was triggered by being surrounded by mostly gay men. 6' tall and pretty, she was missing being center of attention, so she started working the room as best she could. On top of that, I may very well be a sick puppy Oh, I wasn't smelling her lips, but the applicators. Great beach story. It was real time machine for me. I could feel those sheets, you took me back to summers working on the Cape.
from inarticulate :
Montpelier. I asked Duff on ICQ and he knew it instantly. Ugh! I hate that!
from sca :
Hey, I finally saw your banner thingy. It looked cute. Hey I don't write to you enough but I thank you fo letting people like me read your thoughts. They help me to understand things and get an inside from a east coaster.
from filmateleven :
Thanks for filling out my survey and being so honest and cool. I think I've enjoyed your responses the most.
from simply-red :
Oh, ~LA~. "I feel silly" all over again, but for different reasons. I dunno what exactly your "It's a matter of Perspective" was about, but I could see that it could be applied to things I said. (God, I'm probably wrong, and inserting my foot into my mouth again, even as I type.) Anyhoo, I am so glad that you are around, you are so... grounded, that's the best word I can come up with. Some things I meant to say: First off, I think that your mother did NOT deserve to raise children. Of course, that is obvious to you by now, and to probably most people who breathe. I just wanted to say how I feel about what happened to you as a child. When I read your diary, I am encouraged to believe that maybe *I* (and others) can get past the things that happened to us. I feel so lucky to be able to read your diary, because you inspire me to be stronger. And I felt this way *before* you wrote about the horrid woman who called herself your mother. Because you are STRONG in so many ways. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know. Thank you for being out there. I know it sounds sappy, some of this stuff, but it is true. Even though we have never met, I look up to you, ~LA~. See ya around.
from sca :
Thank you. Being surroudned by males can sometimes be a good thing. Camping indoors is often better than camping outdoors. And it always seems like more fun. .:. As a child I always thought that when my mother said she had a sixth sense that it was some odd ability to fly.:.
from sca :
I think that is the best thing about children. When they are still childish and think with their imagination and not with some paranoid common sense thing. Enjoy the time you have. The flamingos in the front yeard would be pretty funny. I hope your onions come in good time.
from sca :
La, You're such a sweet caring mother. You have a creative side, and a mothering side, and I am always in awe of what you write. I don't know how to respond. So here is a thank you for letting your thoughts be heard by others. It helps. It truly does help others. And I do beileve you will live on for many, many years to come. Thank you. SCA
from inarticulate :
Well I never knew you in your Princess Bride days with the flowing locks and all. Just the puking cropped and trembling you and still you manage to be pretty fab in my opinion. Of course it is completely fucked up and unfair that you are sick. I don't know what else to say about that. But I do know that you are not a dancing bear, and you're not under any obligation to make people laugh now or ever. It's your diary--let it be a diary in addition to whatever else you want it to be. And if you find it cathartic to cry over sad stories I have a book here that takes the cake. It's a young British woman writing about her last year and there's absolutely no chicken soup involved. Funny as hell in places. I have two copies because I reviewed it. So if you want one, give me your address and I'll send it to you (and I promise no stalking).
from sca :
Merry Christmas! ~SCA
from operanl :
Yeah, people with guns should be a lot more regulated. As funny as your story is (in a way), it's quite scary the kind of people they let buy a gun. At least he didn't have a semi-automatic.
from squarepants :
Hi there, Wow. I am amazed by you. Thanks for sharing your stories.
from atypicalgirl :
kind of a weird request...but... could i design a layout for you? it bothers me to see such beautiful, clever words in the drab DiaryLand template. I'd really love to do it, so let me know. If you want to see other stuff I've designed, you can see the diaryland diaries atypicalgirl, atthemoment, simpletruth, and diarygoddess, which are all my creations. Yeah, so, let me know.

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