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from narcissa :
3-15-17: Marn, I came across this article about a 74 year old body builder today on CBC and it made me think of you. Hope you're still lifting! http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/vaudreuil-s-74-year-old-bodybuilder-hopes-to-inspire-all-ages-to-hit-the-gym-1.4020866
from kittay :
Argh, no wonder there haven't been new comments. Sometimes I still miss this DLand place. I always came back to just catch up on yours for years. You were so amazing to know, thanks for all the fish! <3
from toejam :
Where are you, dear Marn? I missed reading about your gardens this summer. I hope you have just been too busy with projects to write here and that all is well.
from janie12975 :
Marn, it's been forever. Your gold membership has lapsed and it's been so quiet. Worried about you. Praying all is well.
from narcissa :
Hi Marn, did you see this snippet in the globe and mail? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/can-you-guess-the-age-of-the-worlds-oldest-female-body-builder/article4247143/ Thought she was pretty rad.
from artgnome :
I have finally unlocked my diary. If my ex wants to read my business, let him.
from zencelt :
Oh Marn, that was priceless.
from marn :
Good eye, PQ. I give cred for it in the bottom of the template. I think it was also used as an airlines advertisement for a time :) I tried to leave you a note on your page, but Dland told me you're not accepting new notes :(
from pettyquarrel :
Is it just my imagination and/or deficient memory, or is your background an image from a New Yorker [magazine] cover? Because I *love* it, and I've seen it somewhere!
from soapboxdiner :
Sshhh. Don't tell Marn this (she might get a big head, don't you know), but I LOVE it every time I see that you've posted a new entry. Far too few of them, IMHO. But in other news, to comment on Begonia Burgeoning 2010, WTF is that all about? Do they NOT know with whom they deal? Sheer and utter nonsense, honey. I'm gonna call in the hit right now.
from gayijin :
You're still at it, marvelous Marn. Do you know who I am? ;) Shhh.....
from whystinger :
Yes, you are crazy cat people... feeding snow to your cats... it takes one to know one. Our big Maine Coon male likes to dip his paws in fresh water... so we give him fresh water and an hour later, he is crying... we think him hungry, nope. can't figure it out, till I see kitty litter in water that was just changed. Change the water and he is happy. The Siamese flavored one "scoops" water with his paw to drink... and licks it off the paw. Sweet!
from madrigle :
oh no! skunks are so cute... but that smell! thermo nuclear bomb was a completely appropriate description. My parents cherish the bird population they have cultivated along with their garden, in their backyard. It's going to be a tough decision, I'm sure. maybe a generous sprinkling of cayenne chili powder over the area? Maybe you could grow your own supply of super chili pods, the thermo nuclear bomb equivalent in the chili world. Oleoresin, I think that is what it is called, is a industrial food grade equivalent of that special chili fire and is MEGA concentrated, well the chili institute at my alma mater has located a chili in Bhurma, I believe, that is even hotter then the industrial oleoresin! It measures some 1,000,000 Scovil units, if I remember right, a Habenero measures a mere 400,000 Scovil units, I believe. You can get seeds from the NMSU chili pepper institute website. Just an idea. I've heard of people having success with it as a deterrent to dogs peeing on your lawn.
from madrigle :
LOL, about your hubby being a size queen. And thanks, about the project, my first 2 responces were really negative... said I was being negative and should focus on the positive. I don't feel like I'm being negative, and I feel like I AM doing something positive. oh well. all point of view I guess. Other then that I've only goten 2 responces, very touching ones, so we will see what comes of the whole thing. HUGS!
from picean-dream :
Gorgeous garden! And Quebec! My boss is from there, he brings back such lovely photos every year. Adding you finally, as I have dropped in many times over the years to see what you're up to. You are an amazing person!
from iam-perfect :
Mmmmm. Lillies are lovely. Good luck with that.
from iam-perfect :
you look fabulous. I am ashamed to say it, but i am 22 and you could totally kick my ass. The garden is lovely. An inspiration. I love the pictures. Blessings.
from madrigle :
drats, dland says I'm a spammer!!! whaa. Anyways, trying to comment here again. Your place is gorgeous!!! you should charge entry to marn's botanical garden. I'm still apartment living but in Albuquerquer NM now, I miss my lemon tree on the patio in Houston the most, I've got my veggies all growing by leeps and bounds in containers though. My favorite 'new' flowers this year are corsican violets, a perineal heat tolerant johnny jump up on steroids looking flower, and stachys coccinea, scarlet hedge nettle. The flowers are actually a deep salmon color. Just gorgeous!!! Still making thai curries? Hugs, James
from melwadel :
Happy birthday, Marn!
from ursamajor :
Biggest of big hugs and kindest of kind thoughts being sent your way right now.
from batten :
I am so very sorry for your loss, Marn. She was one kick-ass lady. Thank you for sharing her with us. I hope she's at peace. Hugs to you and yours. -J
from annanotbob :
Hello - I found you last night and fell right in. Best wishes xxx
from eliza1970 :
I'm one of your "silent fans". I've been reading your diary for about a year, maybe more! I honestly can't remember. I'm hooked on your stories of cats, working out and life close to Montreal. I just wanted to send you my love and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Get well soon, Marn. You're my hero! Kx
from mollyx :
You are so fucking awesome, Marn, eh. "Barely Un-Hatched" shall be my new tagline. My motto. My chant against a society that expects it denizens to be complete freakin' successes before the diaper comes off. You rock.
from drahmaqueen :
Now if you burned water I would worry about you. Soup? lol No problem. :)
from bluemeany :
Thank you for adding me to The List, you wonderful lady! I am honored -- or should I say, "honoured"? Vive Canadia!
from ann-frank :
Dearest: I could only be so lucky as to get the chacne to sing a Beatles duet with you! For real it would be awesome what with your beautiful melodic voice and my smokers-cough trying to keep up. But that aside, I honestly (have been meaning to say) I love that we both love The Beatles and so I have good taste to follow your tastes, because you are, of course, awesome.
from fairygodmum :
Marn you look Great Gurl... could you send me some of that motivation??? That is wayyy too funny your trainer had the same idea. You guys should plan ahead for Next Year and Blow them away! Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from zencelt :
What an AWESOME entry! I am in great need to role models like you who have done what I need to do. You make it seem possible. P.S. You do look incredible. Really!
from curiouoso :
I know that memory stuff. I bought a great book, cures all your memory problems in 10 minutes. Now if I could only remember where I put it....Curiouoso*
from lycka :
Hope you feel better soon. Our cats were wonderfully sensitive - they;d sleep on the end of the bed if you were just asleep but if you were ill they'd come and curl up by or even on you. I miss that.
from celebrations :
Come to Celebrations and join, it's fun and it's free!
from rosedavidson :
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from melwadel :
Feel free to delete any of the SIX MILLION comments I just left on your entry. (Okay, only 3, but still....)
from zencelt :
That tank if pretty hot! I'd definately find some place to wear it.
from kaffeine :
Ooh! Ooh! Frip this weekend! Rock on!
from artgnome :
Hi Marn! I just wanted to let you know that I am now powerwalking 3 miles a day! Being on college campus this past year helped me get started, and I have found, that the more I exercise, the more the fibromyalgia abates. I just want you to know what an inspiration you have been to me to do this. I feel like I am getting my life back and am looking towards my future with a smile. Thank you, Marn!
from f-i-n :
"down" in vermont...geez, that sounds weird!
from christy13 :
I can't get to your comments!
from sunstarr :
o mi gawd....smack me with a wet, whole-wheat, noodle!!! i completely missed your birthday. if memory serves me correctly, it was on the 23rd of this month. right? either way, i know it wasn't long ago!! A Very Happy though Belated Birthday to You!!!!! *hugs*
from skibigsky :
I'm sure you've mentioned it before, but what sort of music do you like? Our wedding CDs cover everything from Billy Idol (of course!) to Oingo Boingo, Frank Sinatra, and Smokin' Joe Kubeck (a blues guy). If you are interested, let me know - I've got a couple extra copies, and would be more than happy to send you one. (And I won't be offended if you don't want one!)
from gardenqueen :
Dear Marn-O-Rama, Thank you for being an example for us non-zygotes. Your example gives me much to live up to; your words help keep me pushing to live up to your example.
from mccawber :
New to this diary thing, I began to browse around and hit paydirt pretty quickly. You're a damn good writer and a pleasure to read. Thanks. :O)
from happy-martin :
I just began erading your diary yesterday. It's fun. You've got yourself a regular reader. Thanks & best wishes
from delirium21 :
that is AWESOME! i wish i lived that close to the canadian border. i live in north carolina, though. not close to the canadian border in any way. ;)
from delirium21 :
i thought you lived in O CANADA, but now you live in vermont? man, i need to read more often! ;) i miss being a little kid, for the specific reason that kids are natural contortionists and acrobats. now i'm 19, about 15 lbs overweight, and about as flexible as a pencil.
from fairygodmum :
And I thought that Rabbit's laid Eggs... or maybe that was the Chicken who crossed the road yelling I'm faster than a speeding truck! Watch OUT here comes Super Chicken! Thanks for that instruction, I never knew Rabbits could have such lovely ears. Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from loner-blues :
I don't know Marn...I would have done a lot more than just snort. I think I would have busted out laughing...gotta hand it to Woman A, she gets right to the point. :-D -cat
from batten :
Thinking good thoughts at Vera and hoping you make it through this too. Big hug. -J
from thespoon :
lol your diary was much fun to read :D I think I will be back here to read more. I like the way you express yourself :)
from salazabr :
I feel your pain. Just when I could about run two miles and was doing great with weight training I hurt my knee at work and it's been downhill ever since. I can't even walk at my old normal pace. Good luck at getting back to your old self.
from batten :
Oh geez Marn! What next? Let's just consider this lumped in with 2004's ailments and have you start 2005 when you get back to better, okay? Feel better really soon. Praying/thinking healthy thoughts your way, woman. -J
from cinnamon1j :
What a scary experience. I hope your health improves, I know what it is like to be sick. Not fun. Hang in there
from fairygodmum :
What a lovely lamp! Happy Anniversary and may you have a wonderful Christmas and fabulous New Year! Hugz, Bebe da fairygodmum
from batten :
Happy Anniversary, Marn. And many many more besides. -J
from cinamonjaide :
I just learned that you can get into my diary by typing my username cinamonjaide and then use the password jaide. I thought I could only add 9 people, but you can use my user name to view my journal. Feel free.
from cinnamon1j :
I had to lock my other diary because my husband discovered it. I made this other diary in addition to the locked one. Please add me.
from cinamonjaide :
Hi my name is Jaide, and I am just letting you know that I added you. Take a look at my journal, and hopefully you will add me too. If we are already friends, GREAT! I am sending a note to everyone on my buddy list, so just overlook this, if we have already exchanged journals. Jaide
from cinamonjaide :
I feel bad for this couple, sad Very sad But I cant say I agree with same sex marriages.
from kilowatt :
You are most welcome for the note of admiration concerning your diary and your immense skill as a writer. You are incredibly talented. You are an artist, a weaver of words, a labyrinth of colors, feelings, starlight, and snowfall. You are a unique woman with a wonderful diaryland site. Please continue your wonderfully delightful descriptions of your life and experiences. I thank you for the pleasure of reading them. "I can live for two months on a good compliment." ~ Mark Twain ~ I most humbly thank you, the diaryland celebrity that you are, for your level of appreciation for my own meager attempts at creating an online presence. I thank you for your considerate nature and exquisite generosity. Being on the receiving end of your sincere compliment of my diary was a wonderful way to start the day. May today be a day of sparkling vibrancy, energy, passion, productivity, and immense fulfillment for you.
from ursamajor :
And it's a crying shame that those liberal cooties wear off. If only we could sprinkle everyone with the desire for social programs and social change...
from theatrical :
I've been reading your journal for a few weeks, and I just wanted to say that you have a very unique voice. I love reading about your life, and I think you have a great story to tell. Thanks for sharing it with us!
from fairygodmum :
Don't you just love it when a man thinks your stronger than they are! Show those muscles gurl.. you've worked for it! Just remember to check your shoes for TP when exiting the toidy.. tee hee.. Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from kilowatt :
In a random twist of fate, I discovered your dairy and I lingered to read your words. The poet, Ruiz says every human is an artist, "and the supreme art is the expression of the beauty of our spirit." There is an effortless elegance emanating from your writing that I cannot help but admire and adore, so much so, that I was compelled to add your diary to my list of favorites. "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ I am in awe of your writing ability. I thank you for the opportunity to experience the literary feast of your journal. I hope that your day will be a delightful adventure of bliss, laughter, discovery, satisfaction and inspiration. I thank you again for the pleasure of reading the expression of your "beautiful spirit".
from spencersmom :
:::hugs::: I'm sorry about Norma.
from restlessly :
*wolf-whistle* I think you look fab in the jeans! What's there to laugh about? ;) But MC Hammer pants are no-no. Thank God I was too young in the hey-days of MC Hammer to humiliate myself then. ;) I won't fall for the trick now too.
from fairygodmum :
Perhaps you should visit your local animal shelter... I've been known to find a lost pet there.. to my surprise. Hope she comes home soon! and Yes.. Life is a Dance.. sometimes I wonder why the heck am I dancing so much as it's not easy as I get older.. then I realize that I love it soooo much! It's like I'm doing a World Peace Dance.. that keeps the Universe in Order... Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from yarnsmith :
Hope your little Norma comes home. I lost my Dusty to a Coyote and still miss her 8 years later. Lost my Pooh Bear (work cat) but he was spotted a couple of factories down the road. I think he just wanted to be wild and didn't want to be locked up for the night anymore. It is sad.
from fairygodmum :
Gurl.. you just grab your hat, scarf, long sleeves, sunglasses... Whatever it is you gotta put on.. and GET OUT THERE and Enjoy LIFE! I recovered from an accident... made myself go downtown.. me and my cane! I wore a diguise, you know sunglasses etc.. of course I got recognized.. Who Cares.. I was OUT and About.. just don't nobody push me over.. as I woulda fallen at the slightest touch of a hand. Well, I'm dancing Today.. go figer.. LIFE has More to Offer than I could imagine.. and IT Does for YOU TOO!! Hugz, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from spencersmom :
You are braver than I would be. You are one strong woman :-) {{{hugs}}}
from spencersmom :
I'll be thinking of you and sending healing thoughts.
from bluecharis :
Dearest Marn! Boy, I must say, this photo of yours looks pretty creepy! I'm glad to hear, that your operation(s) went fine and I'm sending you lots of healing mojo over the ocean right now! Take care and don't forget to pop those pain killers, all the best and a hug, love, Charis :-))
from zencelt :
What a beautiful entry. Hard. But, beautiful. I'll be thinking healing thoughts your way.
from fairygodmum :
They say that a Bird Pooping on your head means that some M-O-N-E-Y is coming YOUR Way!!! Good Luck gurl... better things are on da Way! Hugz, Bebe da FGM
from fairygodmum :
Spider's are VERWWWY Smart... and I bet her babies return home shortly looking for Mama... Have you ever thought about being surrogate parents? Hugz, Bebe da FGM
from yarnsmith :
Honking Hunks of Hosta...I love that phrase...will have to remember it. I love em too. Put in a hosta and you'll have a plant for life...so durable...so hardy...so beautiful. My husband is a packrat too...I secretly throw things out when he is not looking. He once saved a giant garbage bag full or wine bottle corks. Saved them for years. When I asked him why he said "Some day there will be a cork shortage and I'll have plenty." I threw them out 15 years ago...Our garage is hopeless...he still thinks the cork is in there and mentions it now and then. You had me laughing today...Signed..your sister in CRAP and HOSTAS..Paula
from janie12975 :
I, too, am a hosta lover. I mean, c'mon, look at them, who wouldn't be? Although my husband turned me onto wave petunias this year, after I wrinkled my nose up at them when he brought them home. They grew so big, and hung over my lovely flagstone wall. Unfortunately, they also have become home to a pair of black rat snakes. Ick!
from yarnsmith :
So glad you are ok..was wondering where you went. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts when your new computer is up and running and am glad that you are feeling upbeat about your upcoming surgery.
from fairygodmum :
Hugz n Lub Marn!!! My prayers are with you and your family and hoping that your fears are eliminated and you are totally healed!
from yarnsmith :
Hi...just got turned onto your diary by catinasnit. Really enjoy your writing. Hope all goes well with the biopsy. Hope to catch you again...Yarnsmith
from jenne1017 :
Hi Marn-- sorry I have been so lax at 500 -- I am still trekking and need to change my miles to 387!!! YAY. Thanks for putting in the graphics there. Anyway, going to change them now :)
from curiouoso :
Hey, I'll trade you my weather for yours! (see my diary)
from fatqueen :
I just stumbled in, I really liked what I read. I'm just beginning, but I will be BACK!
from curiouoso :
Hey, You're Ok, for a cat Lover!
from spencersmom :
:::snicker::: Well, you got to see your turkey!
from plankton :
Re: Jeans I found new ones that come to my waist at a local "farm" store--and they were only $9.99. If you lived here, I'd take you over there.
from augustdreams :
Marn! It's been such a long time. Remember me? (Aph says she's sure you remember her!) I finally have a new computer which means diaries I thought were gone have been here all along but my old computer just wouldn't load them. (It's gone to a lovely retirement of being rebuilt so I can give it to my mom, who's just learing.) Anyway, it's so wonderful to see you're still here. :) I'm off to add you back to my favorites now.
from spencersmom :
Ugh...I'm not sure I would go for the chit-chat. That reminds me...I have to make an appointment with the cootchie doc myself.
from sunstarr :
Where do I start?? I am glad that you watch your dairy intake and rather get your calcium mostly from food sources. I would ask your doc about supplementing with a good calcium pill. I take GNC's Calcimate 800 Plus. It's good stuff! Anyway, you're so right about the strength-training for improving bone density. Fortunately, I started lifting weights 3 to 4 years ago when I was in my mid-20's. Anyway, you GO girl! Ya got Big Bones!!!!!!! *hugs*
from sunstarr :
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photo of Enid amongst the daffodils. She's definitely living up to her calling as a cat! *hugs*
from the-book-bag :
You're welcome. I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. And thank you so much for the compliment on my poem! -cat
from the-book-bag :
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY MARN!!! -cat
from techdragon :
Happy May Day... Have a great day! http://techdragon.diaryland.com/
from gashin :
marn, i've only started reading you recents, but you ARE your house. and where there is a will, there is a way. my grandfather was the frailest man you could imagine in his final couple of years, but he still insisted on living in the upper half of the duplex he owned. it can be done! (though i'm sure the tea assured you of that, too.)
from spencersmom :
Hmmmm....I have family near the Vermont/Quebec border...Vermont side.
from lapisllong :
oh, Marn! did i forget to tell you i am 'emailspam'? i'm sorry! i changed the template to something funny just for you!
from emailspam :
ohhhh! i had funtoday and updated the look of the jokes diary! please come look and have a giggle! love love love and more love - mis
from jamtastic :
Thanks for the lovely note! I do love reading your diary - the cat tales, the husband tales, the inner-snob gardener tales (I once worked at a garden centre and ever since then have also developed a disdain of petunia purchasers...though they are lovely in all their showy smelly glory), and the canadian tales (eh)! Just wanted to "introduce" myself, I hate to obsessively read a diary without saying hi. Anyhow, hope your Easter is more springlike than it is here in the TO area...
from elsworthy :
I tried leaving messages in your comments section for your diary this morning, but it disappeared on me. So you'll probably get three versions of this list of my diary entries, and think I'm a stalker, sorry. Anyway, I think the best one is http://elsworthy.diaryland.com/031029_54.html. I hope you feel happier soon!
from gashin :
i'm 18 and i nap. usually around 7 p.m., while doing schoolwork. i'm terrible. ¡____¡ that being said, marn is my hero(ine)!
from diet-riot :
I missed a lot while I was out. But, I am back now. Glad to see you have figured out what is wrong. I hope you are back to your old self soon. I know how hard it is to get back into running.
from spencersmom :
Feel better...sorry your condition is causing the naps...but naps are good. Appreciate them while you still have an excuse <g>
from bluecharis :
Hey Marn! Just wanted to drop by and wish you to get better soon! Love, Charis :-)
from boxx9000 :
Today is Descartes Birthday.
from thinartist :
Marn, you rock! I've been failing as a reader and just did some catch-up reading. I love the way you write and the way you think. Thanks for sharing. It's wonderful that you did not suffer a stroke but Bell's Palsy sounds... disconserting. However, the rate of complete recovery sounds good. Hang in the there. After all, you can whoop a cocky little zygote, eh?
from acornotravez :
Heya - (old diary was Acorn) - used to read your diary years ago, don't know why I stopped. Good to read you again...
from restlessly :
Marn, glad you're okay & that it's not something more serious. From now on - you're inspiration for gym. You're probably twice as old as I am, yet I probably weigh twice as much as you. And you're still there, plugging away at your running programme regularly - even with this Bell's Palsy and all. Next time a thought like "Oh I'm so tired and I don't feel like going to the gym.." comes along I'll squash it with the thought of you. :) Go Marn! :)
from sunstarr :
I'm sorry that this happened to you but glad that it wasn't a stroke...or worse. If there is anything I can do to assist you, let me know! Otherwise, know that you're in my thoughts and in my heart! *hugs*
from artgnome :
oh Marn! I am praying for a speedy recovery, and continued health for a long, long time to come!
from spencersmom :
Ah...the politics of cats! I know it well...
from artgnome :
Thank you for your sweet and encouraging note! The pain for me is not as bad as the fatigue. Getting and staying motivated is a huge hurdle for me. But I am going to keep trying.
from biensoul :
Marn, you are so unbelievably awesome. Thank you for your positive words, sweetie. I can't believe it, either, but I'll be okay. I appreciate the love! *kisses*
from artgnome :
Marn! you will be soo proud of me! I just did 7 minutes on my crappy manual treadmill. I am sweaty and shaky, but it's a start. I have fibromyalgia, which makes my 40 something body feel like a 90 year old one, with lots of pain and fatigue, but I am determined to be healthy and lose weight and feel better about myself. You have no idea how much you inspire me! keep on truckn' marn!
from hcatty :
Happy St. Patty's Day!
from jamtastic :
Allo! Yet another fan writing to say how much I enjoy reading your diary - I especially appreciate your fascination with your kitties. I'd write more but like the dearly departed Zoe, my cat is giving me the evil "get off your butt and feed me my nighttime snack and go to bed" eye. Hope spring springs soon for you.
from gashin :
why do canadians rock so much? it's one of those perennial questions, sparked by such charming writing as your own (which, of course, can come from nowhere but an equally charming mind). i am a québécoise as well, albeit a young and mindlessly unexperienced one, and you are living fuel for my hopes of aging in a connected, witty, humourous and overall unchanging way. thanks for that, and keep it up.
from spencersmom :
It's so sad that women have body issues. Can you imagine a bunch of men hanging around discussing their thighs? Re: the trophy wife...I have to laugh as the majority of men would not be able to afford her. I had a friend who wanted the trophy wife, but he had nary a pot to piss in. ~SM~
from boxx9000 :
I got dumped this year by my husband of 23 years. I turned 48 and he traded me in for TWO 24 year olds.
from soapboxdiner :
Ya know Marn. It's a funny thing that you mention the whole stride-length versus number thing, because last night the kid and I were watching his very most favorite - Xtreme Animals! - who just mentioned that kangaroos suffer from energy-poor whatevers. So in order to preserve their fragile energies, they increased their stride lenghts. But the way, did you know that the word "kangaroo" is Aboriginee for "I don't understand your question?" Odd, but entirely true. Xtreme Animals said so. At any rate, that you get your butt out there in all that muck impresses the heck out of me, regardless if your stride is penguinesque or gazellerific.
from lapisllong :
i'm dying, no seriously, DYING to hear that you got my package . . . can we add the USPS to the list of seriously wrong things here in the US of A? Federal protection, holidays, and pay scale, but it's no longer federal and they take their sweet-ass time doing ANYTHING. damn cannibals.
from anonadada72 :
Thought I'd let you know that I was adding you to my list of favorite Dland reads. Your eloquence is not to be missed. And I whole-heartedly concur with your 3/5 post.
from spencersmom :
What you said on 3/5. Truer words were never spoken. I cannot believe that so many people here in the US can't see this, but people from other countries can. Bravo! ~SM~
from ursamajor :
Bravo! Great entry. P.S. Please remember that we DID elect a leader with The Vision Thing - but elections don't mean much anymore apparently - and the job was given to ol' YooHoo Bush regardless. I fear for my country.
from gerkat :
Great entry today (3/5). I wish more Americans were as aware as you. By the way, you now qualify as My Favorite Canadian. (It's going to be a mighty shock to Dave Foley when he gets the news that he's been replaced.)
from golfwidow :
Miss you much. Hope everything is okay and you're just tired of us.
from lapisllong :
i have to tell you that today, Thursday, February 26th, 2004 at 3:45pm, i mailed that package i have talked about for, oh, the last year, just about! you should see it in a few days. the mail guy was all suspicious and stuff asking if i mail internationally a lot or what and made me list everything that was in it and a value which i thought was odd, but oh, well . . . i hope you like the kitty!
from marlen816 :
Meant to tell you that I love your office and am soooo jealous!!
from diet-riot :
My husband has lots of action figures! He keeps buying more. Also CDs and DVDs. I did away with my beanie babies. That was a hard thing to do. He definitely has more crap hoarded away though. He has enough books to make a library!
from artgnome :
Heh...I have a flying kitty in my bedroom, and a kitty with angel wings perched in my dining room and hmmmmm...maybe I should start collecting, seeings I am the single queen of my castle and loving it more every day!
from diet-riot :
WHOO! You go! Music...good thing to remember. I will be getting back into running myself at some point. I just haven't quite made it yet. I'll bring music with me and see what happens.
from angeline-is :
Marn, thanks for the kudos, eh? I'm stupidly tickled over this thing.
from artgnome :
hey marn...i live somewhere else now: http://artgnome.diaryland.com - no longer eggshelldanz ohhhh, and I am even luckier than you then! I have night sweats and fuzzy mind and nuclear hormone attacks, and Aunt Flo STILL remembers to visit EVERY month! Along with even more intensive visits from Mrs. Ovulation. Oh...joy.
from sunnflower :
I had to add your diary to my favorites. I have no idea why I waited so long. You big adventure is an irresistible read!
from thinartist :
As my mom would say, "Some people come from a good gene pool... while others come from a gene puddle which has been stepped in a few too many times," eh? Wow. Prince Charming seems to have evolved from such a puddle.
from rdhdprincess :
Hi, Mayaraine sent me a link to your gonads-a-go-go entry because I had recently written one about a woman at Curves flashing everything she had in loose shorts, and me not knowing what to do, and she thought I would find you funny. She was right. I am hooked now and have to go read more! Just wanted to say hello and how much I have been enjoying your journal.
from eggshelldanz :
HAH HAH HAH!!!! The right thing to do...hmmmm...enjoy the free show? He's obviously an exhibitionist. I mean, could you not feel air flowing over exposed area that is usually not? I have a hard time believing that these 'nutty' type of guys are totally unaware of their display... My dear Marn, you never cease to make me LOLoud! Ever so well put, your thoughts are!
from biensoul :
Marn, as always, you rule. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement.
from eggshelldanz :
You GO, Marn, you are awesome...loved the pic! juni moon
from dietingjenn :
can I be added back to fivehundred?? I was deleted :( all because I can't do math -- it intimidates me!!!!
from plume :
In Denmark winter starts December 1st. And yet today is the first real snow we've gotten. And we didn't even get the promised snow storm. Damn. I hope the snow won't weigh you down too much. Much like love and welfare and other things, snow should be spread equally to all around the world. Or something like that. ...I loved your newest entry too, lovely cats. Hehe just like the snow I'm sure it's easier to read about and go "aw" than to handle. Cats and snow, makes me smile.
from eggshelldanz :
oh yeah, and there's these rug spot cleaners, the head of the bottle being a brush, they are great for removing evidence of my Miss P's attitude issues outside the litter box. Her newest annoying habit being fighting through the sliding glass door with stray male cats that make it a point to visit us now on a daily basis to spar with her. Egh, this cat is driving me nuts! I so enjoy communicating with you Marn, and the way you put things, your humour is grand! :) juni moon
from plume :
I love this entry: http://marn.diaryland.com/digdigdig.html.. beautiful snow! I don't mind the hassle, I want it all.
from eggshelldanz :
I also hear that kitties hate the smell of pine, is it? Or citrus? I too, am a big fan of Febreeze, it's allergy one works well too, for allergies that is....ohhhh, I'm rambling, aren't I? I guess I just wanted to say hello to Marn...
from irispetals :
I have three cats, two of which enjoy peeing all over the place, especially my mothers carpet and my clothes :) I believe its just a territorial thing a cat starts when it feels ther are others moving in on their things. You can use 409 to get up the smell, or lots of Fantastic carpet spray, orrrrr freebreeze really works. Good luck with the kitties.
from wherwhenwhy :
My Dad also has a little white poodle that likes to help him fix cars, especially when there is a messy job to be done. While rebuilding a car he managed to paint the poodle pink, give it a black mohican and glue gravel to its feet in the space of week. lots of love
from celidor :
Thanks for the note! Did I make it sound like I am going to live in Cambodia? I'm not! It's only for two weeks, but we go quite regularly. It's a culture shock, all the same! And I'd love to hear more about your time in WA. Whereabouts where you? BTW, I emailed you about the 500 posse - forget to put my DL name. Val
from eggshelldanz :
Personally, I think God had a particularly evil grin on his face when he made the domestic cat...you ALWAYS make my day! juni
from wherwhenwhy :
He sounds like my Dad, tool hording, shinny thing obssessed man with bad taste, is he starting to develope a thing for cuddly toys or is that somehting that happens when you start to hit retirement. You made me laugh and I thank you for that, stopped me laughing at myself. lots of love
from myheadspace :
i wanted to say thanks for being so stunned by the title of jesus christ vampire hunter that you put it on your page. i've rented it and am going to watch it with a few glasses of red wine tonight.
from celidor :
I've been surfing diaryland and noticed that you're on many diaries - and after reading some of your entries, I can see it's for good reason! Do you mind if I add you to my fav's? Valerie
from oldpenguin :
Wowzers! Power-bleeding! What an innovative sport! I think I'll have to write to the Olympic people and notify them! Really! I've always wanted to give blood, but they tell me I'm too young. Well, keep bleeding (?) 'cause you have an ace diary on your hands. OP
from oldpenguin :
Wowzers! Power-bleeding! What an innovative sport! I think I'll have to write to the Olympic people and notify them! Really! I've always wanted to give blood, but they tell me I'm too young. Well, keep bleeding (?) 'cause you have an ace diary on your hands. OP
from biensoul :
I'm giving blood on Thursday, and I sincerely hope it doesn't turn into the faint-fest for me that it was last time! Yay for giving blood!
from plankton :
I now can tell you what Tofurky tastes like. It doesn't have much taste but it is very spongy. My husband must have no taste buds because he loved it. Those vegetarians and their shenanigans indeed!
from eggshelldanz :
Hah! You sooo hit the nail on the head about foods becoming sins, what a great analogy! I so agree, and I look forward to eating well today. I have thought it about it long and hard, and thought of spending the quality of my life obsessing what and how much I eat got to me. I do the best I can, and do my best to not let it get in the way of enjoying quality of life...trainers and media and divorced men my age be damned! :) Happy Thanksgiving! juni
from bleedblue :
thank you so much :) karaoke dentists make my day too.
from saint-louise :
Ha HA. Making you laugh is what it's all about, my dear.
from bleedblue :
Oh, marn :). You make my day, every day.
from eggshelldanz :
heh heh heh, I'm CERTIFIED in Powerpoint :) juni moon
from marlen816 :
LOL! Thanks Marn! As always I can trust you to make me laugh. I really needed that this morning!
from marlen816 :
I really should watch the screen as I type - I meant to type, I have never been a Star Trek fan....duh!
from marlen816 :
I have never been a Start Trek, so I vote for being the stupidest cat you've ever owned =)
from marlen816 :
Congrats on reaching your goal!
from eggshelldanz :
Hi Marn! your diaries are awesome fun entertainment...I look forward to your entries when working my boring tech support job. Thanks for the giggles you give me. juni
from katiedoyle :
That it is. It satisfies a creative need for me, so I'm happy to have diaryland, but I wish I were better at it. I just find it easier to slap the stuff down streamlike, and if it sounds great, great, and if it sounds doofy, oh well. I am much, much too lazy to edit, despite the fact that reading someone else's well-written entry inspires jealousy and envy for days. :) Ah well. Such is the life of an underachiever. :) kd
from katiedoyle :
Hey, Ms. M - I commented on ya over at Blogwise. You need a much higher rating! :) kd
from katiedoyle :
wow. now THAT is gorgeous. (the morning pic) kd
from techdragon :
Happy Halloween!!
from poolagirl :
It must be part of the Jesus Christ as Vampire Vanquisher film series. This could be "art" in the right places. So did you watch it?
from marlen816 :
Sounds like Norma is finally getting what she deserves. Thanks for sharing that picture. It was beautiful.
from marlen816 :
Enjoy your apple crisp. My MIL makes some that is the bomb!
from marlen816 :
Oh your poor piggies! And yes, one day your office will be a wonderful place. Be patient =)
from uberfrau :
I found that smoking really delayed it's end. Would people find it odd if I brought lysol on the bus with me and periodically sprizted coughing children with it?
from poolagirl :
Oh, go ahead and say it - MAN BOOBS! METHANE ISSUES! Oh, my God! You crack me up!
from thedetails :
Unfortunately I managed to 'share' my germs with my youngest son, so now I have to deal with cranky five year old. And I was going for the Hubby. Must get better aim.
from uberfrau :
You know that cold? I live in Montreal and I've had it for five days now. Five. I've gone through two boxes of tissue. I don't know when it will end.
from biensoul :
Thank you, Marn. Thank you. I'm really speechless right now...that shirt is just a testament to...I can't find the words, but I think you know what I mean. I'm proud of you. Thank you.
from marlen816 :
Marn - I hope it's not too late! I went to the site and pledged an online donation today. I know you said Oct. 3rd was the last day, so I hope you get it! Good luck and I will be praying for you! Sorry I never got the check mailed out to you - hope the online donation helps! My Aunt Audrey has breast cancer! Run for her!!
from witcheepoo :
Middle-aged... maybe, Average... anything but!
from witcheepoo :
You inspire me!!
from b-jy-ce :
i just wanted to say good luck on the run. i wish i could've donated more, but being a broke college student... my funds are depleted. good job on raising money and, again, good luck. -Becky
from angellivia :
Thank you for your lovely note... I only just got it now although I did get your email last night. Sometimes I just need a good shake and someone telling me it'll be ok. It stops me listening to myself so much! Thanks again, Liv xx
from kimberry33 :
marn, it's no problem. i wish i was financially able to do more, but alas! grad school and unemployment.
from biensoul :
Hiya Marn, I submitted my names for the jog already (listed below). Thank YOU again for doing this; I'm happy to give my teacher's cash for a good cause; I just wish I could give more!
from bleedblue :
haha, yes'm!
from bestreads :
Hi, you've been nominated as a best read! Congratulations!
from elsworthy :
I havew made a donation to your cause on behalf of a friend of mine who has had a recurrence of breast cancer, even though she's had a total matectomy. Run, baby, run! :)
from bleedblue :
goshdarn, you are funny. Can I call you mother? Or add you to my favourites, at least? I wish you all the best on the run!
from poolagirl :
HA HA! The child unit I live with was belting out a really "old" song the other day, the same one you had at the gym? Only she was singing "Play that funky music, rat boy." I like it better that way, actually.
from inaptbeauty :
hi i added you in my DTC (diaryland trading cards) collection. wanna trade? http://inaptbeauty.diaryland.com/card2nd.html
from inaptbeauty :
hi i added you in my DTC (diaryland trading cards) collection. wanna trade? http://inaptbeauty.diaryland.com/card2nd.html
from poolagirl :
I like your definition of "fartlek" much, much better!
from okrasalad :
It just goes to show how far a good training schedule can get you; I went from never having run a mile to running a half-marathon. Granted, I probably should've taken more time to work up to that distance but oh well, it's over and I can actually walk now! Gu is basically a gelatinous, highly concentrated packet of carbohydrates. After running for 90 minutes, you're supposed to take a packet every 30 minutes or so. I believe Cliff bars make their own version as well. It's gross stuff but it does the trick. My favorite flavor is Vanilla Bean.
from okrasalad :
This may not be applicable to your race since it's a 5K? But have you tried Gu? I ran a half-marathon at the beginning of the year and I sipped water for the first hour, then switched to Gatorade and Gu. I relied on the Gu to get me across that finish line and it did its job well. You need to practice with it though because Gu can upset some people's stomachs.
from biensoul :
My donation is in memory of Rosemary Vespoint and in celebration of Pat Lyons. Thank you, Marn, for using your kick-ass legs for a great cause.
from trancejen :
Trust me, I feel your pain. When I started lifting weights I could only bench 20 pounds (feel free to laugh), and now I'm up to about 80. It's a sloooow process, but gratifying.
from smoog :
There you go, Marn. I've dumped $35 into the Jugs Jug. Since I've often said I'd pay good money to have someone else do all my running for me, I might as well put my money where my mouth is -- or in this case, my bosom.
from trancejen :
It's good to hit the wall, Marn!! Because once you hit the wall it starts to crack, and once the wall starts to crack, you can plow right through that sucker like a bulldozer. Rock on.
from smoog :
Remember, the anti-stress boob offer stands. As for clean slates, I didn't start with a completely spotless slate, just a reframed jigsawed slate with a big hole in the middle. And green chalk. I'll make you another offer: if you ever want any of my hair, you're welcome to it. I'm not sure exactly how long distance online transplantation would work, but I've no doubt someone at this very moment is trying to figure it out.
from smoog :
As a multi-cat owner, boob owner, and fellow Canuck, you can count me in for anywhere between $25 and $50, depending on my mood Friday night, which is payday. I may even ship you a pair of the anti-stress boob balls I discovered an entry or two ago. They're sparkly.
from poked2x :
So I've got some boobs. And I have $5. Well, HAD $5...cause I just sponsored you with it! :) Yay for boobs, yay for you you!
from flutterbees :
Marn, Thank you so much for your message. I hope you know that you are the reason that I walked 500 miles, the group you started gave me the motivation and the reason to keep track. I can't thank you enough for that. You are doing great too, keep going girl :)
from trancejen :
Marn, any stamina I have will be sent your way, and I hope to be able to donate as well. My physical and emotional hell it can bring. I admire what you're doing and wish you the stamina of an Olympic triathlete. Rock on.
from life-my-way :
Love your diary, love the jug mission, but [as a random attorney] I feel I should warn you that prison stripes are, quite commonly, horizontal and not at all slimming. So shake those strangers down gently.
from larrielou :
'thank you' seems like an easy thing to say. But when I think of you and so many other people running in that race for people like my mum, I can't put my thanks into strong enough words. So 'thank you'. It means the world.
from mentalblank :
It's only $5, but my grandmother is a breast cancer survivor and I know every little bit helps. Thank YOU for the role you're playing in helping our Jugs stay Healthy!!
from marlen816 :
I'd like to sponser you...tell me how!
from marlen816 :
LOL! Your sneaker comment had me ROTFLMBO!!
from marlen816 :
I could see you and Norma in your matching sweats, too! LOL Thanks for the laugh!
from forrey :
Regarding your entry a few days ago re-counting the near naming of your kitten as 'Pooty-Poot'- my cat's naming nightmare was no near-miss, he is fact called Poopy. Much to my protest. So sorry to hear of the loss that began them, but so enjoyed catching up on all your new cat adventures.
from lilith73 :
Your kitties sound adorable! I am getting a new kitten tomorrow, and I can only hope my other two cats welcome her with open arms..er, paws.
from marlen816 :
LOL Yea for kittens! Two are definitely better than one!
from marn :
Thank you all, for that. I've been so blue today. The sympathy really made a difference.
from katehackett :
*hugs* Much love to you. I know the pain of losing a cat..I love those things so much. I'm moving to college soon and I can't take my baby with me. This is the same baby-kitty who ate thread and my dad shelled out 500 bucks to save the lil guy, despite the fact that we're much in line with the "It's a cat. We love him, but it is a cat. We can't spend thousands of dollars on a cat." So....yeah, point? I'm going to miss my kitten and I'm sorry you've lost yours. *hugs all around*
from larrielou :
Oh Marn. I know you're hearing it from all sides, but I'm so sorry to hear about Zoe. I lost one of my treasured cats last year, and I still miss him. I always print out your Zoe entries to show my Mum - she loves to read them. I'm so so sorry that you had to go through this. My thoughts are with you. Much love, Lara
from marlen816 :
Marn - I will be praying for you and your loss. I will miss your Zoe stories, too. Pets are such a big part of our lives, eh?
from biensoul :
Dearest Marn, I'm thinking about you and wishing you well. You've introduced a tremendous spirit to us all through your writing, and we're grateful she shared her life with you, too. *hugs*
from trancejen :
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, Marn.
from ursamajor :
*hugs* how lucky you and zoe were to have found each other.
from donnagirl :
Oh darling... even I will miss Zoe. I loved your stories about her. She brought you joy, you brought her joy... peace be with both of you. You will see her again. *hugs*
from crowhihs :
I am so sorry to hear about Zoe. I know what a difficult decision it was for you and the spousal unit to make. It is never easy to make a decision like that. True unconditional love is hard to come by. TTFN
from trancejen :
Marn, thank you. That was just way too nice. But I don't want Bob Vila to watch his back at all. I want him to get in his fucking This-Old-House-Mobile and help me fix my damn floors!! :D
from leebozeebo :
It's a very difficult course, which becomes more apparent every life-sucking day that I attend it. I think it might have helped if I had been more of a weight lifter BEFORE signing on to it. However, I am in much better shape since joining. So I guess it's not all bad.
from saint-louise :
Dear Marn, You're the bestest. You make me laugh. We should get ice cream together some time. Or maybe get really drunk and then you can see how curmudgeonly cheerful I can get. Love, Saint Louise.
from springfever :
good luck with the menopause it sucks to be a gir. :( Cool diary! :) i like!
from katehackett :
Heh. I think you rock. With the w and such. I'm glad the support is helping you too. :O)
from wrthlss :
Go to your gynecologist. Can't fool around with those symtpoms.
from katehackett :
You RAWK! Thanks for the 500 and all the encouragement. You're doin' great too.
from lapisllong :
urg urg! mis LOVE Marn! *beats chest a while* Marn good! *grin*
from marlen816 :
Our microwave does the same thing - double beeps until you take out the contents. Which is good for my Mom because she always forgets that her coffee is in there! LOL
from trancejen :
I am hogging your notes. No, the bike is easy because I'm plunked down on my big ass. The elliptical trainer involves actual <i>standing</i>. You can't drink water and read magazines while doing it. It is therefore much harder. Do you think I would burn calories if I hired someone to move my arms and legs in circles while I sleep?
from trancejen :
So you mean I can't go out for a smoke break mid-workout?? ;) I can do a solid hour on the bike, so I'm assuming that I could probably handle half of that on an elliptical to start. My dad has one, so I plan to give it a go this week. Whether I have enough coordination to do it backwards remains to be seen...
from trancejen :
Damn it! Now you have me thinking, and I'm going to have to go over to my dad's and try out his machine. If I asphyxiate, I am blaming you. :D
from trancejen :
See, Marn, that's where the problem comes in. I am a chain-smoker. If I ran backwards on the elliptical machine I would die a horrible, gasping death. Just reading about your running makes my lungs cringe. :D But I'm supposed to quit in August, so hopefully I will manage it. Right now the most cardio I get is biking, and even then I'm purple when I'm done. Damn cigarettes, eh?
from marlen816 :
LOL You always crack me up! I love your style of writing and your way with words! Deerflies must be what my parents have at there house - they were the biting-est boogers ever! Congrats on completing that run =)
from lapisllong :
hi! i haven't been keeping track of my milage but i just wanted to drop a note telling you that i walk and bike for 30 minutes of my day 6 days a week now. i finally did it and since it's during my lunch hour, i am trying for that old 28-days-in-a-row-now-it's-a-habit thing. just thought you'd like to know what an inspiration you are!
from katehackett :
Plug on, you crazy diamond.
from katehackett :
:O) I've been a Cavort member for a while now & just wanted to tell you that you severely rock. That is all.
from curiosity-r :
Youve been invited to get reviewed at Curiosity-Reviews all you have to do is go to the website and follow the instructions!!
from biensoul :
What would Steve-o do? He'd say, (cue overexcited Austrailian accent) "This is the most DANGEROUS snake in the world! Watch what happens when I poke 'im with this stick!" I'd freak out about the snake, but I'm deathly afraid of them. Funny. I'll miss you while I'm gone, eh? Have a great week and a half!
from laurenrocks :
i do that too when i'm swimming laps. if someone else comes inside to swim, i start swimming harder so i look all hardcore, and i think i do it so they'll decide to NOT swim next to the girl who looks like she's inches from drowning.
from mollyx :
Thank you for the string of "Go, Molly!"s. It made me happy and I thought about Vanilla Ice. You rule.
from wrthlss :
Where you live looks so pretty. A pond, snakes, hosta. You have everything.
from biensoul :
Seriously Marn, why do I do these things to myself? I'm forcing myself to celebrate my black eyes and swollen nose as some sort of pathetic badge of honor; a sorting device for those who party in the name of good and those who party in the name of awesome. That and well, I'd just like the pain to die down a bit so I can get some sleep. Ugh. And I haven't told you lately how much I love your diary. Constant entertainment on this side of the Canada/US border, sweetie. I'm honored to be a part of 12beer with you.
from ddrboy :
Your pizzas might not have been that good looking, but I can imagine they were tasty. Bland, but tasty! Thanks for making me hungry! Keep up the great work!
from techdragon :
I love your diary. I have been reading all of your archives and I am just enthralled. I am almost the same age as your daughter, born 7-11-78. I find you wonderfully entertaining and deep. Thanks for sharing everything about yourself - if you feel up to it give me a read.
from gerkat :
Happy Canada Day Marn. Thought I'd de-lurk to let you know I love reading your diary.
from marlen816 :
Those little devils can be explosive or make people explosive - Janie's FIL ate 20+ of those little boogers one time and almost ended up in the hospital! LOL
from mollyx :
Alligators be damned! I was actually laughing a little after the initial shock wore off. I mean, it is kinda funny in a weird Florida way. Seriously. Have a happy Canada Day!
from sunstarr :
Marn, that entry about BBQ Pizza had to be one of your funniest!!! Only YOU can make something as bland as BBQ-ing pizza sound so completely fascinating and fun! :-) It was so good that I was giggling out loud and my husband, Ben asked me what was so funny. So, I read him your entry. He said, "Now THAT is funny!" :-) Have a great day! GIANT Hugs from me to you!
from gloamling :
Many thanks for microwave-condolences. Mine's still sitting in the front hall, looking unnervingly like a large, ancient television set now that it's no longer in its kitchen surroundings. _My_ condolences on fire-escapage. I probably would have avoided it until it actually fell apart.
from wrthlss :
Yeah, we used to have one of those old enormous microwaves. Took up almost one half of the kitchen counter. We threw her out and got a little cute one. Much better. Who puts giant dishes in a microwave. Who cooks in a microwave. All you do is heat things up. Rest in peace Nukezilla.
from spacemuppet :
You speak truth and wisdom, but of course.
from poked2x :
so i guess i can't do anything about that bill being an american, huh? well, i am on your side! rock on with your bad self you bad self you.
from nacwolin :
That yucca is pretty cool, isn't it? I keep forgetting to go outside and look at it in the moonlight; I am told they look really beautiful then. Glad you got a kick out of the picture :-).
from madrigle :
Yeah, what a great and admirable role model you will be for us, your neighbors to the south if it does pass! A nail biter for sure! I'm the little gay boy who always wanted to grow up to get married. It angers me sooooo much at times that I don't have that option. Hugs.
from madrigle :
OH marn, how I adore you. Thank you for being a champion for my rights. :) HUGS. You Canadians are oh so much cooler then us Yanks. I don't know if my government will ever get there acts fully together on a LOT of things.
from plankton :
Ah, yes, I knew I was living dangerously by taking the risk of angering Canadians but I needed more adventure in my life. Surely you can understand? (And if you can't, please give me adequate time to think up another excuse.)
from saladwhore :
Oh Marn, Marn, Marn - our connection goes way beyond having the same birthday! I have the lust for blue flowers deep in my heart as well - the bluer the better! Do you have any Nikko blue hydrangeas? That's what's on my wishlist. *someday* Ahhhh. -sigh- The veronica looks simply gorgeous, you lucky thing. The other connection we have is that I too commited a *ahem* slightly illegal gardening escapade this last weekend! I'm about to update with the tale - I'm giving you a link, hon. Maybe we are long lost birthday and gardening soul sisters. :o)
from biensoul :
Thank you for your note, Marn. It's been a very frustrating experience, trust me. It may come down that this "tax cut" will not be our enemy, but our salvation; apparently, our county stands to get a cut of whatever the feds are doling out to the state (in theory). The big county council meeting is on MONDAY (I've already started making signs...I may not be great at some stuff, but I'm DAMN GREAT at making signs...), so wish us luck! Thanks again for your concern. You're a goddess and an inspiration.
from ursamajor :
Oh, I had such hope there for a moment. I scrolled ahead and saw the painted shed and thought to myself, "Marn knows how to make a man do what he said he would do!" and images of hung light fixtures, new bathtub enclosures and stained quarter-round started to dance through my head. But then I read ahead and, I should have known it, you painted it yourself. There is no hope is there? They are hopeless creatures - those men.
from madrigle :
I'm not sure about the turned soil, the seem to love a good mulch down in the arid southwest. We use a good thick layer of shredded leaves in Mom and Dad's garden, but we don't have to really worry about the bases of plants rotting and all, as it's so darn dry. One of the ladies at the community garden broadcasts breadseed poppies in her vegetable beds. GORGEOUS, and the stems and pods are the most enchanting shade of hazy bluish green, that red just seems to vibrate with intensity next to those blue green leaves. Of course this is also the same poppy that opium is processed from and might be a restricted plant in your area. In th u.s. I believe it is ok to grow as long as your not nicking the seed pods to collect the dried resin. Funny that. hugs.
from saladwhore :
I just stopped by to thank you for the sweet and kind words you left in my fotolog about my new garden. The compliments mean so much coming from an expert like you, so thanks so much! :o) I also nosed around your diary some more and discovered we share a birthday - but I am 17 years younger, nah nah! LOL May babies unite!
from madrigle :
Ha! faze. my brain does the craziest spelling things.
from madrigle :
heya! Oh my gosh I adore Papaver Orientalis. The first cultivar we planted in mom's garden was a lovely pale pink, with dark eyespots. I swear the buds are as big as eggs, the giant flowers burst out to form near salad plate sized blossoms. Now mom has a fiery orange, and a scarlet red in addition to. The white ones, didn't make it. We have had good luck taking rood devisions from them. Just lift them with plenty of soil, I'd wait until they enter their summer half dormant faze. In the soulthwest this happens towards the end of june and the middle of july, probably significantly later up there. hugs.
from wrthlss :
Congratulations on your Diarist award. That toilet paper story was too funny and definitely deserved an award. Petunias should be planted in an old truck tire. They are the choice of any good hillbilly.
from discothekid :
Hey Marn, I wish I could hug you then shake the living shit out of you. Congratulations that was an amazing entry!
from tygerchild :
Marn - just wanted to congratulate you on your Diarist Awards. Couldn't have happened to anyone more deserving. Hurrah for you!
from missleigh :
The old urine trick! Maybe I can talk my fiance into peeing into a dsihsoap container too ;) Thanks for the advice!
from missleigh :
Oh Marn, do you have any idea how I can keep the bunnies from nibbling on my zinnias?
from rudey :
Thanks. I think everything will turn out okay, it's just the getting there that whips ya.
from jamsjunction :
I've been reading your entrys for some time now..I couldnt beat your big adventure, even if I wanted to..Your hillarious, and intriguing, and fantastic!
from cf188 :
I added this link to my entry after you came by, but I'm sure you'll appreciate the weirdness of it: http://www.cbc.ca/artsCanada/stories/homer300503
from madrigle :
Oh marn, how I love thee! Moose toe jam, [giggle] I'm so glad I had already swallowed my water, cause my monitor and keyboard would be soaked had I not, from massive spewage. OH, and one of my roomates in college was a sports med major, and he called that running walking cycle thingy interval training, and supposedly it is better for you aerobicly AND get this, burns more calories. SO, you GO marn! you rock, you ARE a fitness diva! Hugs, Madrigle.
from marlen816 :
LOL! Squirrels are a dangerous bunch! I feel your pain!
from nacwolin :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARN!!!!!!
from simplify :
many wishes for a wonderful birthday. may this year be filled with lots of pretty flowers, good health and big love.
from gweenie :
<a href="http://phantasm.msspro.com/marn.html">Happy Birthday Marn!</a>
from marlen816 :
Happy Birthday Marn!!
from tasukitoad :
Hey, it's my birthday on the 22nd too! Except I'm turning 16. Hey, my mom's almost as old as you! :P Happy B-Day!
from nacwolin :
For some reason, I can't get to your comments page...any-who! I just couldn't do it, Marn. I read the other entries, and they just can't beat Marn's Big Adventure!
from janie12975 :
I can only hope that my daughters and I have the same kind of relationship. That is everything I long for.
from skibigsky :
Thanks for the note! And don't worry about being 'old and meddlesome' - the older I get, the more I enjoy being meddlesome! Actually, I have finally decided that I really need to get the stupid knee fixed. I think that I really am going to hold off for one more year, but then I am going to have it done. For real, and for certain. Really, I am. I think this has finally convinced me - see, before, I knew that I had to have it done, but I hadn't really accepted it deep down... Now I have really sort of accepted it. (Really, I have.) But I appreciate the thoughts, and I am glad to hear that your knee is holding up well. And on another note, your entry with the dogs 'Inhaling the Wonder' REALLY cracked me up!!!!
from rainyday6 :
I've barely read your diary at all, but the bit I have read is downright hilarious! Just thought I'd let you know. Keep it Up! You'll officially have another 'loyal reader'. haha
from janie12975 :
I saw your guestbook entry to Marlen about our aunt's strange nickname. I just had to tell you, that Marlen gets to be the aunt with the weird name in our family. Nicole's oldest dubbed her Mo-Mo because she couldn't pronounce Marlen, and it stuck! So now all the kids know her as Aunt Mo-Mo.
from marlen816 :
Congrats on the half way point! You go girl!
from marlen816 :
Okay, I'm icked out now!
from janie12975 :
My poor Tommy Cat had an absess after escaping outside and getting in a fight. It had even busted before we found it. Luckily he is good to go now. Glad to hear Zubby is going to be ok too!
from rudey :
Thanks Marn, I'll pass the compliments onto Crook! (And I don't know about myself being cute but I have no shame in admitting Miq is freakin' ADOREABLE, but I'll tell her you said so too:) Also, poor Zub! I'm glad he's going to be okay.
from marlen816 :
Poor Zub. Glad it was not infected. Prayers for healing!
from plankton :
I know about ERS but my husband doesn't have it. Unfortunately, my older daughter is afflicted with such a bad case that I authorized my younger daughter to get out new toilet paper and hide it in a cupboard. We were hoping her sister got the message. It worked---for about a week. This ERS is a tough illness to fight.
from marlen816 :
I have three males in my house that all have ERS syndrome and I think they have infected one of the girls! There still may be hope for the little one!! LOL
from faery-tale :
Yes, my kitty is anorexic. It's sad. I'm going to take pictures of her, but it really can't convey the boniness! My vet has checked her out and diagnosed her as being "skinny-minnie" and told me to feed her high-fat kitten chow (she's 3 years old). I think it's nerves, personally. If you snap your fingers in a closed room across the house, the cat will attach herself to the ceiling!
from veryberry :
Your property looks like it must be so gorgeous in full spring! I am definitely jealous. ;)
from pig-snicket :
Oh, I know! He is on a diet, but he keeps gaining weight! I'm just waiting for local children to start disappearing.
from mysteria :
No way, Marn. I solemnly vow NEVER to tie-dye anything. I've been through the tie-dye phase in my hapless youth, and it is just not a look that should be seen on anyone. As for Birkenstocks, bleh! While I may be a comfort-over-fashion type o' gal, I will never stoop that low. 'Sport' sandals with velcro, yes; Birkenstocks, no.
from marlen816 :
LOL! At least the booger bombs were camoflagued! I love it!!
from marlen816 :
Yea Marn! You go girl!
from marlen816 :
Love the shirt - what a handsome guy! Happy 50th Birthday Mr. Wangitude!
from marlen816 :
I can't believe y'all got snow this morning!! It is almost May in Canada, too, right? Y'all aren't on some other type of calendar are you? LOL Make the DH go shovel some of the snow so you can get his T-shirt finished!
from missleigh :
Your spousal has good taste in music! Once he sees what you did get him for his birthday, he will be so impressed that he's sure to forget about the CD.
from marlen816 :
LOL! Abs o' marshmellow! I like that description. I can't believe I spelled drooly wrong in my last note! What a dork!
from dasauce :
Feeling da love fer La Belle Province, right turns and all. Thank you. Rick
from marlen816 :
I would have loved to see your cat's spiky, drooliy gotee. LOL
from inkdragon :
Thanks for the info. You making money from the tee orders didn't cross my mind, but maybe you should! Or maybe, everyone who buys one could add a little extra and it could go to your favorite charity? Either way, thanks for sharing. Y.
from marlen816 :
Yea for pushing all that metal and umm...about the penis thing...I am not sure that I want to mark any territory right now, so I am not sure what to think about that! lol
from janie12975 :
That is why I am so glad I have my very own Total Gym. I don't have to pee on it or anything. I get it all to myself. Heh, and here I was telling the hubby we didn't need it. And now I am the one addicted to working out. And he has just about stopped using it. Oh, and when do we get to see some pictures of the new buff Marn? A woman that can press that much metal must be in awesome shape.
from inkdragon :
Hi Marn, Moviegrrl said if I spread some sweetness your way I may be able to get one of those very cool tees. I have cinnamon buns, chocolate kisses and sweet Snickers for you...would you hook me up? Just let me know what to do & I'll happily do it! I've got to run now, but there is so much happening on your page I HAVE TO come back for a long visit. Thanks, Yvonne
from maiarayne :
Well I guess you can just tell him it is an astroid that looks like a dinasaur head. I mean come on, if you can see shapes and things in the clouds, why not asteroids? Or well in your case, cantaloups. Hehe. I also wanted to congratulate you on your 3 duckies! I don't know when I missed you putting up the third one but I'm so proud of you for sticking to this. Keep it up Marn! Pretty soon you'll find that you made it all the way to nowhere. Hehe.
from deeranged :
That cantaloupe dinosaur head is the funniest thing I've seen all day. Thanks for sharing a good laugh. LOL
from marlen816 :
I have to agree with your DH - it does look like a dinosaur head. But, I think the face definitely helped his case...lol.
from gargy :
Marn, I'll do you a deal - I'll swap you some maple syrup fresh from the arch for some chocolatey Australian Tim Tam goodness - apparently they have Cherry Chocolate flavour now...!
from plankton :
I've been away and I'm just now doing the last week of reading. Kingdom for My Keys caught my eye. No wonder you were SO sympathetic to my lost key problems.
from marlen816 :
Ohh! That is very eerie. My MIL always gets freaked about that kind of stuff. I should check messages and see if she has called...lol.
from madrigle :
Marn! Maybe this is not news to you, but I was just at the store and they had BAKED cheesy poofs! I had to have them. HAD TO HAVE THEM, I tell you! I have to say they are really quite good. Just thinking of you. Hope the sugaring is going well. Hugs.
from kittysays :
oh marn you have to look at this http://homepage.ntlworld.com/djol/b3ta/ogst.html
from marlen816 :
I was never good at remembering combinations either. But, I think I did it on purpose so cute guys would offer to open my locker. Bad, bad, bad! *Grin*
from jc144 :
Is it a comments thing, or a guestbook.com thingy? Mmm cheese poufs. My weakness is these little chips shaped like bowls that I eat with salsa -- I can easily eat a whole bag in a sitting.
from marlen816 :
Ooohhh! Cheese poufs are sooo good! I love waiting until I am done and THEN licking my fingers!! LOL
from jc144 :
Yeah, it's still broken. I'm using IE 5.2 for the Mac, and it almost seems like the button isn't being aligned on the left -- there's a wee bit of text from above the boxes sticking out from the right side border...
from gardenqueen :
Jeez! I could hardly stop laughing. Odor eaters and chicken tits. My husband is asking me why I'm laughing. I hope I can stop cackling long enough to tell him.
from dictation :
I'm wondering if there's a bug in your comments box. When I try to open it I get a blank page. The other day Microsoft announced there was a huge hole in its system that enabled hackers to get in to our computers so I downloaded the urgently recommended patch. Ever since, it seems, some java scripts fail to work. I'm thinking it's probably the patch that prevents me from opening comments now. The irony is Microsoft promised that if you had ver.6 of IE, you wouldn't have any javascript problems...and I trusted them. Fool that I am! So, I'm wondering, is your comments box working or is it Microsoft?
from marlen816 :
LOL! I only know how to say Shut Up, You're a big cow and a not so nice curse word in French. I would definitley have trouble with Odor Eaters! LOL
from jc144 :
Hey Marn, the guestbook at fivehundred is broken for me -- there's no button to post...
from dasauce :
Yeah. And the movie Widowmaker is a lovely showing for personal lust objects who can't pick a film too. You got a Wangitude nod yesterday evening... It would have had a link, but it was in the midst of something serious for GW... Hug. Rick
from faery-tale :
Aw, don't be sad, Marn. :( I just haven't found the right frog to kiss yet, is all.
from fcprincesse :
nope, absolutely not stupid. I have a brother in the Canadian military, so I keep wondering what will happen to him if war does happen... I think it's something we're all thinking about right now on both sides of the border,
from starrybay :
it may not be happening in your (our) country, but as long as it's happening somewhere, there's reason to be scared, and definitely reason to be upset. i've had trouble getting to sleep at night as well, and i'm just as far away as you! still, it gives me comfort to know there are others over here who are just as worried.
from marlen816 :
I am so sorry your family has suffered so much. I was very touched by your entry.....
from marlen816 :
My DH loves Home Depot and Lowes, too. He is like a kid in a candy store - very expensive candy indeed!!
from ms-m :
I went for lunch with Joey yesterday. Spill woman!
from trinnytrin :
Marn, I "Galactic toss monkey"ed, but when I did a search on google, my blog didn't come up... Yours did though. What did I do wrong? God the universe is against me! Can't even get on google. I'm google-free. That's right.
from sls :
hi marn. i am pointing you to my spanking-new trading card: sls.diaryland.com
from pantherchild :
~hey marn, trying doing a google searchfor 'Mr. Wangitude' and check out all the good luvin' there.~
from marlen816 :
YEA!! That is so great! Way to go wangitude! lol
from maiarayne :
I've officially helped out the Campaign of Spousal Unit Embarrassment or otherwise known as "The Man. The Wangitude." (or something to that effect right??) with a mention at the end of my entry today. :) Great idea Marn! Hehehehe.
from thecritic :
Sadly this isn't the first big ugly email sending mistake I've ever made nor will it probably be the last. This heinous error in judgment will be hard for me to top though.. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
from ramanda :
I have found that my own quest for Warrior Princess-dom was quickly furthered through the purchase of a leopard print bra.
from pantherchild :
~there's more wangitude down at kitty-land. hope your man makes it past top ten for wangitude!!~
from rinramiel :
You are very welcome :) You'll have to let me know if it works!
from rinramiel :
I have no idea how I came across your Mr Wangitude mission, but its one we can't let fail and so, I've completed my part *g*
from marlen816 :
There are sacrifices we must make for our friends at times and I am here to tell you, my friend that I will use wangitude in my diary just for you! LOL My only question is do I have to use it in reference to your DH or can it be in reference to mine??
from dichroic :
Marn, I can do the shrink'n'save on the blue ribbon if you want. Do you like that design?
from neangel :
We d~landers have to stick together! go wangitude! lol
from rudey :
This is just like the time I was #3 on the google search "hot sexy bitch" and launched a campaign to become number one. I wonder if I ever did... I kind of lost interest after a week or two (as I tend to do with most things). Also- I'll link it, don't you worry.
from jenne1017 :
Operation Wangitude completed
from dasauce :
That was wonderful. Hilarious. A Three belly-laugh entry. Thank you. I'm one of your three loyals with the Y, like I CAN HELP? Grin. Rick
from soapboxdiner :
Marn, I may not be an expert on the subject of putting the spark back in... uh the spark, but I've always heard that if a man is to donn a Harrison Ford mask while doing the Full Monty dance, good things result. I mean, I don't know that for sure from personal successes or anything, but that's what the grapevine's been telling me.
from golfwidow :
Hrm. Suggestion: watch Temple of Doom with the sound muted and play Marvin Gaye cds as background music for an hour or so?
from marlen816 :
Man, I really need to start working out! You are an inspiration, that's for sure! And as far as the House and Garden channel - I am the one who hates it! Sometimes I think my husband would sell a body part just to have more money to improve something, anything around here!!
from feeorin :
*grin* You are, at that. Mine are still pretty young (1 and 3 years), so they only get soft food as a treat. My poor unspoiled kitties.
from feeorin :
our cats do similar stuff. we eventually gave in and bought one of those self-feeders. occasionally we still have to shake it a little to get the food to come out (it's a cheapo one) for them, but we usually notice that while the bowl still has food in it. it's handy... especially since NOTHING wakes up hubby so it was only me suffering, and ME who had to get up and feed the brats. ;)
from missleigh :
Oh gosh, that's why I had to start feeding my cat, Moe, at night before bed. He kept waking us up earlier and earlier, until eventually it was the middle of the night! Damn his cuteness.
from ska-t :
With this new speckled tornado in cat costume, I get the scratchy non-clawed tap on the face. Then, it gets quiet... much worse. That's when I find the toilet paper unreeled into the hallway, stray pieces of cat-masticated plants, and eyes peering down from her perch atop the door. And Poe thought the Raven was an object of dread, the wimp. I'm gonna try some home-electroshock therapy. Fire up the DieHard!
from marlen816 :
And I thought the kiddos were bad! lol Kari actually woke up in a good mood this morning, whispering her brother's name into the monitor because she found him asleep on her floor. The stepkiddos are with their Mom and he hates to sleep alone.
from trinnytrin :
I stumbled on your diary from Sundry...I really like the look and feel of your page, and I like your style of writing. bla bla, etc. The font kind of hurts my eyes, but who really cares about some stranger in Los Angeles!! Good luck finding those mood ringy things...awesome idea! Kerri ps. you can read my diary if ya wanna, but it's lame (don't say I didn't warn ya!)http://trinnytrin.diaryland.com/
from marlen816 :
I hate when that happens! Why can't people that we don't like stay unlikeable?! lol
from melwadel :
Oh, good lord! I corrected that typo, honest I did! Two, TWO ducks!
from melwadel :
Tow ducks, all in a row! Go Marn!
from bluecharis :
Congratulations on your newest rubber duckie! Good job! Love, Charis :-))
from bluecharis :
Congratulations on your newest rubber duckie! Good job! Love, Charis :-))
from marlen816 :
Too funny! But please - give me the Oreos!
from larrielou :
thanks for your message, Marn. I think that society always expects that in some professions, employees are there to make it better. That's the reason most of us go INTO those professions. We go through the degree, waiting util we can be qualified enough to walk into work, and wave that magic wand. It's only when you try and wave it that first time, you realise you've been handed a dud wand. And you realise that, no matter who you are - doctor/nurse/counsellor - you're still just human, and no more infallible than those you're trying to save....
from lapisllong :
well, for the price of a ticket from D/FW Texas, i'll stand around and yell, "WHOOOOP! WHOOOOP! WHOOOOP! DANGER! WHOOOOP! WHOOOOP! WHOOOOP!" for you. or laugh at you both. whetever is good for you works for me! :D
from marlen816 :
I have no idea where to get one of those rings, but if you find out, let me know. Sounds like it could come in handy!
from deeranged :
Sorry, I checked the only place I know of where you can get anything, ebay, and no luck finding the ring.
from lapisllong :
what i would give to know that humpty dumpty was right as rain after a short stay in the fridge . . . and that people just go to sleep for a while and then wake back up all better! sadly, poor Humpty never quite got the yolk . . . and neither do us humans. that will never stop the people i have loved and lost from living in my heart as long as i can hear their voice in my mind's ear . . . in other words, forever. *hugs*
from maiarayne :
I completely related to how you feel Marn! I'd take it a step further and not let hubby out of the house if I thought it'd keep him safer. But then I do have my sanity (or what's left of it) to protect so maybe him leaving once a day might not be entirely bad. :) *hugs*
from marlen816 :
Prayers and thoughts of comfort for you and bubble wrap could definitely be a good defense...too bad your DH does not think so.
from wishing-thin :
sadly, bubble wrap really isn't an option. :( hugs to you, warrior lady.
from bluecharis :
Dearest Marn! Your parcel arrived today and the "little taste of Canada" tastes GREAT! Thanks for the delicious treat!! Love, Charis *still hopping up and down excitedly* ;-))
from stilldunno :
hee hee!! womyn's ware is here in vancouver! the toys are all rather interesting...
from dasauce :
FYI. Tell your boy that a guy told you that it was spit stuff out "multiple orifices funny." I've seen the V.M. three times and the only time it sucked was with the original author. SauceYaLater?
from marlen816 :
Yeah, I wanted to get a card once for the "used to be my fiance, but now you are just the father of my baby" person in my life, but couldn't find one that said that either. Maybe we should start our own card company! Loved the picture on WanderLust. I should trying posing with rocks more often.
from ska-t :
Oh, yes... la Vida Felina. I work with this guy who had a bad falling out with his live-in girlfriend. In the death-throes of their relationship, he decided to take a crap in the cat box to see what she'd do. Ye Olde Shit Fit, that's what. She thought the cat was a goner. I think I'd have had one, to... much rather deal with tootsie rolls than a sequioa log. Ever notice how much the catbox nuggets resemble Zagnut candy bars (hopefully, not just a US thang)? Probably why I swore of of them!
from ska-t :
Puke-a-rific, now's that's a word I can use. BTW: be glad your cat's up in years... better a formless mess than one that's got a semi-digested mousetail in it. Been there, done that.
from sprhrgrl :
We have two cats, one eight or so months and one fourteen years old. The small one eats kitten food, and when the large one tries to eat his food, my mother says "No! Go eat your geriatric food!"
from janie12975 :
Marn, I hate to say this, but I know the horror of stepping in cat puke. It is so nasty, and well, even worse when warm.
from marlen816 :
No luck getting my DH to clean up the cat puke - he pukes if he sees it! Luckily our cat lives at my ILs now....
from marn :
The spousal unit's mom, like yours, also feels that sugar is love, and she's always sending up home made baked stuff with him. Just seeing those goodies sets my Inner Squirrel into Must Stuff Face mode. T'ain't pretty. I have my fingers crossed that something good turns up for you soon workwise. Temping is not easy.
from soapboxdiner :
Hahaha! Look at those cheeks! Soy protein sends the squirrel packing, huh? I'll have to try that now that my mother has seen fit to send a love parcel of 10 pound dark chocolate browny mixes, a gaggle of puddings, and some lemon squares my way. She's on a diet, bless her heart. -- and congratulations for your daughter! Temping is indeed a bit frustrating, and it is so nice when we all get the chance to sink into a chair that has a permanent name plate in front of it. Good good good. Thanks, Marn (you sweet thang you).
from marlen816 :
I need to buy some of that soy protein beverage! My Inner Squirrel thrives on stress and it has been abundant here! I bought comfort chips and cookies yesterday.....UGH!
from sunstarr :
i'm curious as to what brand of protein shake are you using? and no wonder they taste like crap... you're mixing them with water. eww! i use Kashi's GoLean in chocolate and mix it with soymilk. (vanilla or chocolate soymilk will work) You can even use skim soymilk---that would certainly taste better than the chalky concoction you're currently trying to stomach! **Hugs**
from skim :
Marn! For a great website on lifting check out my fav, www.stumptuous.com. It's organized a bit oddly but it's a great read and I'm sure you'll find some tips there about how to up your bench press. Good luck! - skim
from missleigh :
Marn, you are my fitness hero!
from marlen816 :
LOL! Wouldn't it be great to reach your goals and have Harrison Ford come to his senses? What an awesome b-day that would be!
from soapboxdiner :
Good luck with your increases on your weight limits, Marn! Back in my own weight lifting days, I worked myself up to 250 lbs on free-weight squat and could go 20 miles on the stationary bike in 45 minutes without breaking a sweat. But I never could get past 60 on bench, less on military press. May you have the best good luck reaching your goals. You can do it, grrl!
from bluecharis :
Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you! That's so great and I can't wait! ;-)) Love, Charis
from buddhaangel :
Marn, you rock. Next time I brave the karoke machine with my exchange daughter, I will sing Under The Boardwalk just for you. :)
from skibigsky :
I absolutely LOVE the music from the 50s and 60s - not only could those people actually sing, but they knew how to get you out on the dance floor (or the elliptical trainer, as the case maybe). How many children do I have to sell to get a copy of such a CD? I'm serious. I LOVE that stuff. I don't listen to it working out, but when I drive up to the ski resort (I work for a ski company and am at the resorts 3-4 days/wk). Please - I am serious! (And I like your writing, too, by the way!)
from kaffeine :
as soon as i finish signing up for anything, i go to my super-secret notepad file and add it to the list of passwords (and user names, too, because i am that much of a dork sometimes!). and how do i do this with confidence that some snoopy person using my computer won't find it and wreak havoc upon my net-life? i hide the notepad file in my porn folder, which is hidden in my clipart folder, which, in turn is hidden in my "stuff" folder, stashed in the "webthings" folder. Which can be found in the folder simply marked "K" in My Documents. now hack me. :)
from starhawk1327 :
love the diary.
from deeranged :
Another handy thing to have is a card file program on your computer to store passwords. This is great, unless of course, your computer has a tendency to occasionally crash and lose all it's info.
from hanknbg :
The notebook is good...in theory. But the important part is remembering to write the password in there BEFORE you send the information. I've managed to forget the ##$*@@ password 10 seconds after I've entered it. May I suggest a password tattoo?
from marlen816 :
LOL! That is so me, too! I have several notebooks! LOL
from jenne1017 :
re: 500, sicne I can't sign again that fast...Thanks Marn...wow, you are just all over. I swear you are stalking me. [yeah, like I should be so lucky...]
from narcissa :
hey marn... i was That Girl, and i've left it all in the past. The secret: a Word file. I pulled out my inner techie and made me an impressive looking 2-column chart. Every time i join a new site, i add its URL and its associated password to my file. As long as my computer stays alive, i'm good to go. If i could only find my keys...
from mystical76 :
I never remember my password! I have at least 15 just for work. Don't get me started on the website passwords. I often have trouble just remembering my username.
from ms-m :
Wanna know when lesbianism begins to look like a good thing? When you're in the dating pool. Where do these guys come from?! WAM is way!
from gardenqueen :
Dear Marn, I hope to grow up to be as young as you. P.S. Beaker was always one of my favorites. I always identified with Animal more. My hair drifts up and down when I breath, too.
from dasauce :
PS. I just got as far back as your Aspar-Piss moments... I had to giggle, as: http://dasauce.diaryland.com/030106_67.html
from dasauce :
Kudos to your daughter then for being brave enough to co-coin a term with me. I don't really wanna think about her intrepid efforts at seeing things either... But 'tis a good word. [I just did the whole Freudian Face Plant routine by typing 'tis a good wood...then I had to edit, and then I had to tell someone--as what good is a dive onto concrete if no one sees you doing it?] Bestest, eh? --SauceOfScubMarksOnHisFace
from dasauce :
Thank you for making use of the word tripod, Ma'am. [Hey I use it for three year olds... Chill. Grin.] As of now, I am no longer the only Keeper Of The Third Leg. Thank you. --DatSauceBoy
from gardenqueen :
Getting older means you think less and less about what other people think. Riiiiggghhhttt?????
from jenne1017 :
you are pure evil...your powers worked on me. But here I was, thinking I was telling my sick KiKi something new when I told her about you when I got home, only ot find out you two are already aquainted. BOO HOO on YOU!
from wrthlss :
You're hilarious. I want to be you. My mom got really mad when we went to a theme restaurant in Disney World, the Fifties Diner. The waiter started calling her Grandma. She considers herself not too old and not too out of it and definitely not a Grandma. He wouldn't stop so she just decided to be a good sport about it. Gritting her teeth.
from marlen816 :
You are still a super cool spring chickie in my book!
from bluecharis :
I'm sure that you misunderstood that guard: I bet he said: "You have a nice workout, MA'RN!" Not MA'AM... ;-) Love, Charis PS: Thanks for the nice note, eh!
from jenne1017 :
STOP LEAVING ME NOTES. I am gonna have a heart attack. And then I will be forced to list you as a fav and spend hours on hours reading back...I mean, I only read back about 4 entries...Stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [not really]
from jenne1017 :
Well, you rock the Diaryland Casba!!!!!!!!!! Chica chic ca! And this time you really do because you responded to lil ol me!
from jenne1017 :
yay!!!! congrats too
from sprhrgrl :
(hug) I'm soooo proud of you!
from lavanotes :
Conragtulations on your truly adorable patico (ducky in spanish). I went to your site too and even recommended a good friend to check out the project as she has been hitting her treadmill violently in preparation for my wedding next january. Go get those duckies girl!
from dichroic :
Yeah, but it was your idea to make the icon a duck. I have to say, for some reason I find a flock of rubber duckies more compelling than a bag's worth of coookies or even a constellation of stars. I'm thinking about adding a blue ribbon or maybe a fancier star for completion of a goal. (Hey, I'm at 40% of my (easier) goal -- I can think about this.) I bet the majority of people on the site who reach a goal will then immediately set a new one and keep going, so I figure it will be good to, um, de-flock and pare back to one icon for mission accomplished.
from marlen816 :
Congrats to you! Your ducky is too cute! I, too, went to the site to admire it! Yea for you!
from maiarayne :
Congratulations Marn!! That's so great about the duckies! Hey, whatever it takes to get excited and get out there to your goal is wonderful I think. Keep up the good work!
from bluecharis :
Wow! CONGRATULATIONS! Over 50 miles! And it's still JANUARY! You've truly earned your rubber duckie! :-)) Love, Charis
from chailife :
I stumbled across your Trading Card and your pictures, and enjoyed it so. What a wonderful life you have had!
from paper-rose :
Marn, darling, if you ever make it here to lovely Tampa Bay, I will buy you dinner! I'll take you to Sam Seltzer's, which is right next to the Ray Jay stadium, so you can pretend the Bucs are paying for the meal. Deal?
from manon :
*reads Star Trek entry* You still rock my socks.
from genibee :
MARN! I wanted to say thanks for the Kinder Eggs, the toys of which are currently frolicing in my overhead bin at work along with my Lord of the Rings figures. They're having an excellent time. I meant to snap a photo and do a Marn/Kinder Egg centric diary entry, but work got in the way (curse it!) and thus I ended up procrastinating on the thank-you that you so richly deserve. And this was my husband's introduction to the wonder that is the Kinder Egg! Truly, you have made two people in the wilds of Northern Virginia very happy.
from elvensea :
You know, I bet that, if you so chose, you could Blame Alaska for the semi-transparent extremely flimsy one-ply toilet paper supplied by most gas stations. In fact, I'm pretty sure I've heard something about that before.
from marlen816 :
I am a hover-er and I loathe gas station restrooms, too. On a trip from MD to TX I actually spewed all over one and felt really good about it!
from ska-t :
There may not be many "eh's" peppered in my conversation, but I've certainly got the beer fixation... à la McKenzie's. Brewing up some today, matter of fact... southern hosehead style.
from marlen816 :
I completely blame Alaska for our Texas weather today - it is a blistery 27 degrees F!!!
from ska-t :
Dang, I hate to be a one-hit wonder, but after your "sour grapes" experience, the "Arctic Blast From Canada" will never, ever mean the same thing to me. And the old holiday songs suffer the most: "it's the most flatulent time of the year." BTW, my grandma used to live in Moosejaw, in the thirties... does that make me a genetic Canadian?
from marlen816 :
Too funny! lol Whoopee cushion with a pulse is going to be my new favorite phrase! lol
from marlen816 :
Gosh, I would love a good hair day. Mine is in dire need of a cut and recolor! Nacwolin and I tried to 'highlight' it over the Thanksgiving holiday and well....my hair was not very giving! lol
from lapisllong :
Angel is actually "Angel4hire" in this fine D*Land setup - he has his own! Gosh i just love him despite his obvious anger issues. My Mom didn't take the hormonal thing too well, either, but then, she didn't get to slide into it like most women - complete hysterectomy - poor woman was nutty for a while and bitchy as hell, but she had a team of doctors working on the right pills. We’re lucky they seem to have found a patch and some pills that balance her out or i'm afraid i'd have to have KILLED her! The only thing worse than the hormone deficiency was when she was on pain pills for her back and i had to be HER mommy and dole out the meds as she would just keep taking them . . .
from marlen816 :
LOL I wish I had your nerve! That guy was probably so weirded out. I would have loved to see the look on his face! LOL
from genibee :
Miz Marn, I just wanted to let you know that as of yet, my mailbox has not been the home of lurking Kinder eggs. *sniffle* I'll try to be brave, but I'm not sure how long I can hold out before I break down into a soggy mess of tears...
from rudey :
Wow. You handle it a LOT better than my mom does. It used to get so bad she'd call just to hang up on me, and then she'd cry. And then she'd call back and say, "I know you blame me for everything" and hang up on me again. The next day she'd be fine; you learn to roll with it.
from marn :
Aren't men weird? I mean, it really took me a few seconds to sort out HOW he could be laughing when the most horrific sounds were coming out of the tee vee ... and then I realized it had to be a Tazzy Devil stand-off. I actually had more fun watching Paul than the show :)
from marlen816 :
Too funny! My DH and oldest son love them, too. Men are weird!
from lapisllong :
That was the regular mix, right? Not the hardcore masochistic one? the other one is all punk covers and high energy for that day you don't really want to go and need to just get it over with - the songs you should recognize . . . and LAUGH!
from dichroic :
Generally the more decent gym guys will respect it when they see you there week after week and they see you sweating, whatever the weights are. (Which, by the way, 65 lbs on the bench? Wow!)
from missleigh :
Sounds like some nice lady was being hit upon at the gym today! ;)
from jc144 :
That's pretty cool that the guys in the free weight area are willing to help spot you. There's no dynamic like that at my gym (that I've seen at least). Maybe once we open up the new club on Thursday the thing will fall into place.
from jc144 :
That's pretty cool that the guys in the free weight area are willing to help spot you. There's no dynamic like that at my gym (that I've seen at least). Maybe once we open up the new club on Thursday the thing will fall into place.
from jc144 :
That's pretty cool that the guys in the free weight area are willing to help spot you. There's no dynamic like that at my gym (that I've seen at least). Maybe once we open up the new club on Thursday the thing will fall into place.
from plankton :
You better make sure you "LA, LA, LA" very loudly. Nevermind that you can't SEE the cookies. As long as you are not loud enough that you can't hear them, you are doomed. Every really good cookie I've ever encountered is capable of calling out, "I'm here and you want me." They're more dangerous than the Sirens.
from jc144 :
Man, I can't even squat the bare bar yet, my trainer's got me doing the motions with 20 lbs worth of dumbells. Go you!
from dichroic :
Hey, thanks that Krista site is great! But the men in your gym can't bench their own weight?? My husband does roughly 400lbs -- and he weighs under 160. Don't know if I can do my own weight -- probably at least once, but not sure if I can get all the way down. I should note, though, that we usually use a Smith machine where the bar is guided up and down on an incline -- it's still a free weight but balance is a little easier (not necessarily a good thing, as you want to build core strength, but it does help with form).
from janie12975 :
I dropped something in front of the 'ole hubby and bent down right in front of him. And he had the audacity to accuse me of doing it on purpose. Ok, so I did, and I must admit your previous entry inspired me to do so. And well, he fell for it too. Heh.
from darksa :
Okay. My priorities are 1) air 2) sex 3) food 4) alcohol and 5) sex. (again.) Am I screwed up?
from marlen816 :
My sisters (janie12975 and nacwolin) and my cousin (tara10573) and I loved Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas! And Janie loved Miss Piggy! What a role model for youngins on the 80's. LOL
from dizzydagreat :
since when is air more important then sex?? hmmm...
from thecritic :
I always knew the womens were trying to take over the world... I've got my eye on you... all of you
from somandy :
Hey, i just thought i would say that i love your entrie for the 9th of January, its sooo cool lol Keep up the good writing
from nacwolin :
ROFLMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh. My. Goodness. Thanks for the HUGE laugh tonight!
from christy13 :
Can I just add the following? allow the man to see you disrobe, lay in the floor to play with the cats or puppy, wear any strapless or zippered top, cook dinner (thereby busying your hands and thwarting defense), or walk by the man at your own risk. That is all.
from ladeeleroy :
I second your entry comparin the sexual verocity of the females v. males. It is about damn time someone made this clear because my back hurts and I have to lean over like this because that's what makes it feel better. No, no. I do not want a penisillan shot.
from badsnake :
Marn! Do you take Vitamin S, too? Do you use the generic, or the kind that lasts all day like mine?
from ms-m :
I wish he'd kiss my fat ass. I'm just sayin'.
from laurenrocks :
i hate that "jenny from the block" video. ben affleck is constantly fondling j.lo's ass. also, her ass wouldn't look at big if she wore bathing suits that actually fit.
from marlen816 :
My Mom used to hang all of our handmade ornaments on the tree for years. Then we all graduated from HS and she changed the whole tree theme. But, she still puts out a ceramic Santa I made in Girl Scouts.
from jenne1017 :
I've created a monster. His name is Fred. Say hi Fred. "Hi FRED!". Thank you.
from invisibledon :
thanks for visiting
from mystical76 :
Oh, that's the kind of "spousal unit" I want!!!
from plankton :
A vitamin at your place each day? That's very sweet. It would mean more to me than flowers too.
from lapisllong :
is it there yet?! Is it?! Huh?! Huh?! Didja get it YET!?!?!?!? : D
from fcprincesse :
does your husband have a work area that you could send the tree to? that way he can keep it and the needles won't drop in your living room (or wherever it's at).
from marlen816 :
Our tree is still up, too. Sigh!
from nacwolin :
I sent you an e-mail, but thought I would drop you a note too - yes, I would love to be a part of the journey to nowhere posse. Sign me up! I am up to 6.23 miles as of today (1/4).
from jc144 :
I'm up for a page to keep track of trips to nowhere. My trainer wants me doing more cardio cuz I slacked off over the holidays. So I did 2.2 miles today.
from gardenqueen :
Dear Marn, Thank you. You are my idol. You are representative of the fact that being of a certain age doesn't meen being middle of the road or boring. I have not yet had a samosa, or a tattoo, but there are many joys I might yet experience.
from dichroic :
Re boredom while exercising: books on tape from the library are a Good Thing.
from dichroic :
I keep track of my rows to nowhere, on a rowing machine. Keep doing that long enough and it adds up -- I expect to cross the million meter mark in the next few months. Incidentally, with a 500 mile goal for the year and over 7 miles down, you're well ahead of schedule. To give you some idea, if you averaged 7 miles in 3 days all year, you'd finish with 851 miles. Encouraging, huh?
from superniguer :
welcome to supernigger
from ska-t :
Well, let's call it "Bio-Annoyance." Wouldn't want to get the authorities involved!
from nacwolin :
You have inspired me to keep track of how many "miles to no-where" I will log this year on my treadmill. So far, a measily 2!!
from golfwidow :
I think I might have been too obscure, even for you. That bit about "what sort of talk is that?" is the next line from the same skit. Heh. I stumped Marn. I can die happy now.
from golfwidow :
"Pining for the fjörds"? What sort of talk is that?
from paper-rose :
I live in Florida, so I have no Mutual Non-Aggression Pact with my spiders. It's a balmy 70 degrees out, so they don't need to be sharing my bedspace. SQUISH! Oh, and happy new year. :)
from cindie-loo :
happy new year. a resolution for you...stop lifting the couch above your head and throwing it at your neighbours...they are getting really jealous of your cool woman strength.
from cindie-loo :
meh, next time run wildly around the gym sweating profusely and purposely on all the machines he is near.
from ska-t :
Bless your heart... holding back the hail of insults. Personally, I would've farted.
from nacwolin :
Ah, Marn, even if you didn't come up with something to say that references the nether regions or said excretions thereof, be assured that you are the better person...you know, there is something in the Bible about returning kindness for evil heaps coals of fire upon their heads... I say to Mr. Crabby Guy, burn, baby, burn! *grins*
from nacwolin :
Love, love, LOVE the antler picture! You all are adorable!! Perhaps there is something in the air about posting goofy Christmas pictures, because I did the same thing yesterday (actually, there are some serious ones too, but I digress). Happy Holidays!
from golfwidow :
Happy Christmas! : )
from ms-m :
Merry Christmas Marn!
from maiarayne :
I'll brave the fires of music, LOL. Zygote.... I've been called lots of things before but never a zygote! Hehehe. Thank you in advance for posting the list. Hehe.
from maiarayne :
I was just wondering if you might share a list of the best songs from your CD's that really get you moving or keep you moving. So that those of us who want to make our own CD's of music to help us along with our workouts can have something Marn approved. Just a thought!
from lapisllong :
and i can't spell or type tonight. :)
from lapisllong :
My dad always said Mom's meatloaf was 'outstanding in it's feild' then, after she left the table he'd add, "And that's where it SHOULD be - OUT. STANDING. IN A FEILD." it always cracked us up really big until the day Mom HEARD him - i almost died that day from an aneurysm . . . from laughing so hard!
from jc144 :
But hey, since you'll be the only one eating what you bring, you could make a couple of spicy potatoes in addition to turnip and other boring vegetables.
from golfwidow :
Haven't seen that sort of betrayal since the Ides of March: Et tu, S.U.?
from janie12975 :
Heh, your inner Garth, too funny. Yes, I have joined the ranks of people that actually work out. Seems even though I have lost considerable poundage, I am still left with considerable hippage. And lots of sagging skin, but like you really wanted to know that.
from katiedoyle :
My government freaking sucks the big one till it hurts. Yours rocks. Thanks for that post. I'm going to send it to many, many people.
from sunnydayz :
Always pleased to see a Kyoto rant. Yeah for our country signing. I stumbled on your diary quite by accident but am glad I did. In 15 years I'll breath a breath of clean air for Marn.
from veryberry :
Amen to THAT sentiment! "The Industry" is entirely too fixated with money. It's about time people stopped 'thinking' about the environment and actually started doing something to help! I knew I liked you Canuckians. ;)
from my-lavinia :
I found your diary via Lara's diary. i'm pretty sure that you could party harder than Emily Dickinson, considering the fact that you're alive- and she's not, so you have an advantage there. Anyway, nice diary, cute layout, I will certainly be returning.
from somandy :
Hey i just came across your diary , i think its great. Where did u get your template from i think its awesome. I WANT ONE LIKE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :p Can u give me any suggestions ? Catchya later
from bluecharis :
Hi Marn! Oh, you're the BEST! Today, I had a WONDERFUL christmas card from you in my snail mail box!!! I'm still so excited, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THAAAANK YOU! And tell the spousal unit I say hi!! Love, Charis :-))
from golfwidow :
You and your Incredibly Alarming Meatloaf. If you keep making me laugh this loudly, they're not going to let me read your diary at work anymore.
from chrissy-love :
oh dear - maybe you should talk to my mom about t.i.'s because i'm pretty sure she's having them too.
from missleigh :
I'm with milkmaid on this one. I work in the health food/supplement industry, and the ladies all swear by black cohosh. It's safe too. The evening primrose oil wouldn't hurt, either.
from milkmaid :
Feh! I've been having "thermal incidents" for over 5 years now, and I'm only 48. No biggie. If you continue to eat right, and do your exercises, you shouldn't have too bad a ride into cronehood. Take plenty of Evening Primrose Oil, and add some Black Cohosh to your regimen. Congrats! A new phase of life!
from beatnikgrrl :
It really is great that you and the spousal unit are taking this so well. I'm sure you'll continue to age gracefully, and purple wardrobes and outrageous hats can be fun :)
from geishanun :
I'm sure you look lovely in purple.
from barenaked500 :
Hi! I just found your diary and its funny you wrote about crappy TV at the gym. I have the same problem! We have two TV's in the cardio room but it's usually CNN or Jerry Springer. *eye roll* A few times I got to pick and of course the only thing on TLC was A Baby Story. Some of the men loved that one...heh. :o) Anyway, good luck finding those CD's!
from erinmj :
While I don't know enough about you to make a whole CD of music for you (very sadly... those kinder surprises look like a lot of fun ;)), I do have a couple of recommendations. The "Mission Impossible" theme song is excellent for getting your heart rate up, as are a number of U2 songs. I'm a U2 fan, though, so you probably shouldn't pay attention to me. Anyhow, good luck! I hope you find some good music. ;)
from me-me-meee :
I don't have a way to make a CD for you, but I can offer up a few suggestions for a person who wants to make one for you. how about "I'm so excited", "Pump up the Volume", I will survive", "Bitch", "99 Red Balloons", and "Get this party started". Anyone with access to Kazaa can find these songs quite easily, and since most of them are from at least the 90's, you'll be familiar with them. I have all of them in my files and if I can find a way to get them burned for you, I will.. but for now maybe that'll help someone else along. ;)
from scanzilla :
Wow, you've become a little snarky huh, I remember when you use to be nice. I call them the good ol' days.
from scanzilla :
*pffft* Then I raise my nose in your general direction. :P
from scanzilla :
Don't play hard to get, you know I had you at hello. :)
from scanzilla :
My love for you is ticking clock, BESERKER!! Would you like to *bleep* my *bleep* Beserker! :)
from jc144 :
I'm sans burner at the moment, but I find a magazine helps when the tv's suck at my gym. Does yours have those plastic shelf things you can put over the display for easy hands free reading?
from psianina :
How about Barenaked Ladies?
from stilldunno :
might i suggest to whomever makes you a mix cd, that the put Marvin Gaye-got to give it up on it? It is THE grooviest tune, and would seriously compliment your cardio workout.
from rudey :
Oh, there will be no X-mas break, I assure you of that. My slip up started around Thanksgiving but I put an end to that yesterday. From here on out it's back to my normal schedule, I'm just extending my mission until my birthday so I don't put so much pressure on myself. (P.S. Thanks for the mantra!)
from katiedoyle :
i had wondered about the backward thing; thanks for the explan. you go, you. :)
from no-answers :
Wow, you have every right to be smug! Go you! :)
from narcissa :
marn, did you really, truly do 30 minutes of eliptical, 45 minutes of weights, and ANOTHER 30 minutes of BACKWARD eliptical? Because if you did, you truly are a machine and you have my eternal respect. Cheers to you. Seriously.
from laurenrocks :
your hubby sounds like my boyfriend. he's a sailor and a dirty one at that, but he's so gentle to animals. i'd be the one throwing little rocks at animals and he's like feeding them out of his palm. that's never actually happened, but if we were adam and eve i think that would happen. eh,.... nevermind.
from darksa :
Okay. So, here's what you can try, if you haven't already... If your feeders are on a pole, then get a very large, metal serving bowl. Drill a hole in the bottom. Turn it upside down and screw it to the top of the pole, then put the birdfeeder on. (The inner bowl part facing the ground.) It converts your birdfeeder pole into The Squirrel Killing Metal Mushroom Of Doom. They run up, they conk their heads, they fall down. The higher the pole, the harder they fall. No more squirrels. (Or, Squirrel Concussion Central. Either way, it looks weird, but it's hilarious to watch, and it works. At least, it worked for us.)
from ms-m :
You're a genius!! Will you post my bail when, and it will definitely be when, the need arises?!
from ursamajor :
haven't been here for a while, so i just came by to catch up and i have to say... 51 and a new tatoo? marn, you rock!
from laurenrocks :
you aren't supposed to scratch a new tattoo, you're supposed to slap it if it's itchy. now THAT i'd love to see you do in a grocery store parking lot, slapping your own ass!
from buddhaangel :
...and may I be the first to add: "Hey Marn!! Nice Ass!!"
from larrielou :
Marn! I just had to tell you this. I just showed Brian your latest entry, and he said "Is she 50?" I nodded, and he replied "She doesn't have any wrinkles!" He looked very impressed, by the way :-D
from nacwolin :
Well, I've got to say that your tatoo stories have convinced me that I will never get one! I think I will stick with the idea of getting my belly button peirced (I am just wondering if I do, how many pastor's wives will that make with belly button rings..whatcha think?).
from laurenrocks :
you tattoo rocks!! i want to get another one but i don't know what to get. i wanted to get little stars on my fingers but i can't really hide those so i will have to choose something else... marn rocks!
from missleigh :
your new tat is beautiful!
from maeve-arie :
Hey hey...I am all linked up to Cavort!! :) Maeve
from glitterfaery :
the goanna is beautiful! almost makes me want to go under the needle. i said "almost". :)
from buddhaangel :
So sorry, but YES, I have taken care of my mother's butt for the last 8 years... since I became a massage therapist and since she realized a little triggerpoint work on her booty actually works. She's just about to turn 64, which means I've only just BEGUN fixing mom's sorry butt. waaaaaaaah!! :0(
from katiedoyle :
Yeah, I've read that Dino thing here, too. When Bush got all hacked about the moron thing, the papers were like "well, he calls Christien Dino." Personally, I think any guy that says he's going to stop off in Israel and tell the Jews they're going to hell deserves to be called a moron by another government official, Canuckistani or otherwise. :)
from industrial :
oh you'll be fine, really- and i don't know what the tattoo artists tell you to put on your tats up there but if you use the green bottle of curel lotion a few times a day, it won't scab up too much and will heal better. many quick-healing thoughts your way. :D
from katiedoyle :
I think it's just it's not all that often the press gets ahold of something that juicy. it's pretty embarrassing for the name calling country, and you know you Canuckistanis are just too nice. But I think secretly, 75% of Americans (and 98% of those in American govt) thought it was hysterical.
from industrial :
a tattoo on the lower back is an excellent choice- and despite what you might think, they'll just have you sitting in a chair backwards with your jeans down a bit, no big deal. besides. the lower back has a great deal less pain involved and will heal quicker! good luck :D
from supernigger :
nah
from katiedoyle :
Hurray on the insurance! I feel less guilty as an American now. Oh, and by the way, I love that Canuck official who called Bush a moron!
from tangering :
my generally backwards home town (sault ste. marie ontario) had a strikingly funny piece in the local paper the other day... just thought you might enjoy it. it's posted on my page.
from darksa :
Re: Dumb President, Canadian Niceness -- You guys are nice. Whether you want to admit it or not. It's not a bad trait. In fact, it makes me want to move there. I'm inching ever closer. I tried to live a year on the west coast, but came back to Michigan. Eventually I plan to meander either down to Detroit, or up to Flint. Then, slowly over the border. Maybe Sarnia or Windsor. I'll retire at 50. I'll earn my citizenship. Then I'll go wild in Toronto and live in the Sky Dome. Take THAT, America! HA HA HA! Screw You, Baby Boomers! I'm taking socialized medicine over bankrupted social securities!! MUAH!! **the turkey has affected my head.**
from bluecharis :
Hi Marn! Congratulations on the house insurance! And MORE good news: I did it! I finally mailed the chocolate! It should arrive in about 7 to 12 days! *hops up and down excitedly* Sorry it took me so long...I hope, you'll like it, Love from Charis :-))
from ann-frank :
oh, so funny. but be careful, with this new homeland security garbage, I am afraid your name, too, could wind up on THE LIST for saying such subversively funny things!
from buddhaangel :
Poor widdle Dumbya. What can we do? :( Hey Marn, didja see that intellectually stimulating film South Park Uncut??? I think there was some blaming of Canada going on there..... But I think Canadians are kewl, eh. :)
from rudey :
Yes, he's very much a keeper. So I think I'll do just that.
from mikecullen :
that latest entry is postively hilarious marn! Poor Dubya, the truth must really hurt. >:)
from fcprincesse :
that map is awesome!!!!!
from ms-m :
Damn woman! That's the most accurate map of Gree...er Canada, I've seen yet!! They'll bomb the crap out of us in no time!
from rudey :
But Bush IS a moron. Way to go Head Canadian Guy!
from plankton :
Harrison Ford is wonderful but I prefer the twinkle in Kevin Kline's eyes. I even went to the movies all by myself this weekend to see Kevin Kline in "The Emperor's Club." Like you, I have my needs.
from genibee :
Yes, Harrison Ford is indeed quite the hottie - but Sean Bean in Patriot Games (as well as in Lord of the Rings) is quite lickalicious. Rrrowww.
from ms-m :
I have never seen Amercian Graffiti. Please don't throw big rocks, I bruise easily.
from bettyalready :
sh*t! I could've read your entry, but oh no, I shopped Amazon and *then* read about Bluesphere.
from msguided :
I am with you on the dreams and people who think they need to tell about them. Love reading your journal!
from cyanophyta :
Marn, Charles Bukowski once said, "There is nothing so boring as listening to someone else's dream." While I'm sure I butchered the quote horribly, I think you can count him as a kindred spirit on at least one count...
from lavanotes :
Wow Marn, what a beautiful picture! It's actually in the 60s here and well there's never any chance of snow. Want to trade?
from mechaieh :
Sounds like one heckuva party. :-) One of my best friends from jr. high and I recently realized that we've now known each other for 20 years, which is just bizarre considering that, on some days, our combined emotional age is around 13. ;-) Oh, and I saw your backdrop in a New Yorker collection the other night. I tell you, when a Taiwanese-American chick in Dixie finds herself exclaiming the nom of a Quebec cavorter while browsing through a Manhattan-centric anthology edited by a French artist married to a Jewish cartoonist - it's a wonderful world...
from erinmj :
That's horrible!! I'm sure the lady you talked to felt bad too... but I can still see how you'd want to poke her. :P
from fcprincesse :
I don't think there's a big enough stick in the world....
from cindie-loo :
i dont get it. does the insurance company figure that more terrorists hang out in the woods and they dont want to risk a terror attack on a log house in the woods by a group of ninjas.
from katiedoyle :
:( I'm sorry. Sept. 11 wasn't even my fault, and I feel guilty, because it happened here. I'm really sorry. Katie
from gardenqueen :
I only get self-conscious in those situations where I know *I* watch what other people do-buy-say. I figure everyone else has to be doing the same thing *I'm* doing. So I'm paranoid and an egomaniac. My favorite brother-in-law is from Soviet Canuckistan. So I'm guessing you're raising the right and them sending them to invade the rest of the world. And doing a lovely job of it, too. (Glad you sent this one our way!)
from lapisllong :
sometimes, just for my own amusement, i mix and match weird stuff in my cart just to see if i can get a cashier to snicker. i used to BE a cashier and i'm pround to say i can scan ANYTHING with a straight face!
from fcprincesse :
I was actually appalled when I saw the clip on the news of Buchanan talking about Soviet Canuckistan--that is, until I found out that he doesn't have that many people who listen to him anyway....
from waterstain :
i wish i were canuckistani. i just bought myself a coat tonight, having gone two winters without one. and i only bought one now because i like the color green.
from fcprincesse :
wow, that stuff about Soviet Canuckistan, and not speaking Canuckistani was fantastic! I laughed so hard it hurt
from gardenqueen :
My paranoia is reaching new levels. The kind of person I always hoped wasn't out there. Someone who examines grocery carts and speculates on personality disorders based on the contents! Ack! yet again!!!
from bettyalready :
I really do read is what I meant to say.
from bettyalready :
RE: Grok. I do really. really I do. I should've asked my husband.
from bettyalready :
grok?
from moviegrrl :
oooh two entries and i'm hooked already. your cat and mine - exactly the same (c)attitude. onto the favourites list you go! Sas
from lavanotes :
You have such a beautiful kitty!!! It makes me miss my own bebes. I know how the whole oblige to the cat thing works but it's kinda nice. I'm sure she appreciates the made bed more than anyone else does, right?
from nacwolin :
Oh dear Marn, I couldn't resist. You have been beeped! (funland.diaryland.com). XXOO!
from pig-snicket :
But it's true isn't it? ISN'T IT?? All that smoke is because the toaster is laughing!
from pig-snicket :
"Marge Marge the doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me!"
from cindie-loo :
wow...i think my toaster just might be friends with your toaster...hmmm...dumb toasters. im settling for plain old normal squishy bread.
from lavanotes :
Go Marn! I'm so happy you encourage yourself like that. I can never keep it up for more than two weeks. So instead, I sit here and limit my workout to poking and pinching my belly.
from laurenrocks :
i just started tae bo today. OUCH. if beauty is pain, then i must have been stunningly beautiful this afternoon because i was hurting bigtime. good luck with the gym! kick some ass!
from nacwolin :
You go, Marn! I am glad you are able to get back into the gym. I have been pushing myself to jog 6 miles a week now, usually 2 miles at a pop. Today I only have time for one, so will try to go another tomorrow, and back to 2 on Friday. Any-who...you are right, exercise isn't a whole lot of fun, really, but the bennies make it all worth it in the end! Kudos to you!
from marn :
If ... if ... if only my parents were alive to see this proud day. Marn, Douche Bag!
from rudey :
The way I see it, Disco is the biggest douche bag I know. I also know that he's on this crazy health kick ever since he found out about his big show at the end of this month. (You should hear him, he's such a girl, "I have to lose, like, a hundred pounds!" Mind you he looks perfectly fine.) But I'll bet you he'd join our twosome to make us a posse in which we can finally dub ourselves The Douche Bags. (I'll be speaking to him shortly, I'll let you know what he says.)
from rudey :
The Douchebags it is. Though we need another to even be in a posse.
from skim :
Love your fav bumper sticker! My all-time fav is "Jesus Loves You. Everyone Else Thinks You're An Asshole."
from beatnikgrrl :
I can sympathise with the unfinished projects meeting snow. My dad is a carpenter too, and it always seems like everyone else's house is finished, but ours has just a few things left to do. Guess thats why I learned how to use a hammer and hand-saw at the tender age of five. Anywhoo, good luck!
from saint-louise :
I try to ignore those competitive gym types. One time I was working with weights for my chest and shoulders, and this guy kept staring at me. I was just waiting for him to come over and mock how little weight I was using, or to tell me snidely how I was doing it wrong. Instead, he came over and made a lame joke about how I'd better be careful not to catch the weights on my labret piercing. Clever lads, those.
from marvamillion :
Thank you, Marn. Bruce was a great man, and will always be remebered as such by the family he bore and the family he chose (and who chose him). The kind words of others helps me to realize that there are other great people out there too...
from saint-louise :
I'm a loyal reader. I probably make number four (hundred), though. Should I make a trading card? (Oh, and you make me laugh, so. Thank you.)
from lavanotes :
You're killing me with all of these stories of yours. First you talk about the gym and made me look at my belly and poke at it a little bit(poking with a pen produces a less pronounced effect than poking witht he finger does) and yet you now talk of pies! I want pie. Now I have Cartman's voice ringing in my head and he wants pie too.
from katiedoyle :
Also, I forgot to say that I am rabidly jealous there are those among you who have these trading card thingies, and that it rather makes me feel left out that I am sure I will be the last kid on the block to have one. Or maybe not quite last, since I did get on the cavorting bandwagon before at least 16 other people. Okay. I'm done now.
from katiedoyle :
The pie filling story is excellent. Of course, I am now craving cherry pie, and that ain't good. But still. I'm still bummed out over the whole exercise thing. But you did inspire me, if not to go to the actual gym, to at least do sit-ups and push-ups, and work my hamstrings, which are actually sore today. Thanks, ay?
from golfwidow :
I have no real energy per se. I have a lot of chemical energy derived from vast consumption of coffee, tea, diet Coke, and chocolate. Weeeeeeeee!!
from beatnikgrrl :
hey i've got a trading card :)
from kittay :
oh bah, don't believe them and their claims that i messed up my template. that's just some silly error msg they throw out randomly to cover their own tails. *kix LJ, lovingly of course* it just worked when i pasted it from here, just had delete an extra space. if all else fails though you can go to the less pretty comment page here: http://www.livejournal.com/talkpost.bml?journal=kitbit&itemid=231764
from weathered- :
You.are.hilarious. I can't really say anymore, other than your I love the way you write. Cheerio!
from kittay :
thanks for the compliment on my graphic. <3 i have a trading card, but it's for lj and not dland...does that count? idunno if i wanna do a whole new one here or not. bah, i'm just too lazy. isn't it time for my next nap yet? http://www.livejournal.com/users/kitbit/day/2002/08/25
from genibee :
*bounce* *bounce* I have a card, at genibee.diaryland.com/tradingcard.html. Whee!
from sprhrgrl :
Ooh! Me! Card, card! At tradingcard.html, of course.
from jc144 :
I have a trading card too. http://jc144.diaryland.com/tradingcard.html
from golfwidow :
::bouncing up and down:: I have a card! I have a card! Plus, I sang "I Don't Like Mondays" with you, *plus* last night I stayed up late working so I was singing "Up All Night" so it was *DOUBLE* Boomtown Rats. I think that ought to count for something. ::stops bouncing, since no one seems to care:: http://golfwidow.diaryland.com/tradingcard.html
from katiedoyle :
I'm with ya, sister. And trying to get back into shape is like the most miserable and depressing things, ever. Kudos to you for your journey back to the gym. I am proud of you in sisterhood. Plus, my boyfriend is one of THEM. Those perpetually fit people. He had no pity whatsoever for me, trying to lose the 20 pounds I suddenly and inexplicably put on 2 years ago. :( Hang tough. Katie
from bluecharis :
I have a trading card! It's here: http://bluecharis.diaryland.com/tradingcard.html and I've also collected quite a few cards... yeah, I confess it, I was obsessed for a while!... Take care, I'll send you the parcel on Monday... I've already bought the chocolate... It's lying in my fridge... I hope this is a good place to stack it... mmmh, chocolate... mmh, MMMH! Love, Charis
from nacwolin :
Collecting the cards is kind of cool, huh? (Man, I have been reading your diary too much, I wanted to end that with "eh"!). My sister, janie12975 (one of your loyal readers and the one who introduced me to Marn's Great Adventure), has one too: http://janie12975.diaryland.com/tradingcard.html. Bodacious day to you!
from nacwolin :
LOVE your trading card!! I made one the other day, but mine is not HALF as interesting as yours!
from janie12975 :
The suspense is killing me! Please make sure you do the drawing early enough. My hubby and I are leaving for a little romantic anniversary weekend, and it would kill the mood if I was wondering about the chocolate all weekend.
from lapisllong :
i do truly know it's not EVERYONE who is like that. it is a small percentage. but it happens in the burbs of the big cities, and that's where i live, right in the middle of Dallas/Fort Worth. We've had some crazy stuff go down here, but not that recently and i feel that the longer it goes without something major, the worse it will be. it's like living with an abusive person, you KNOW it will happen, and the nicer they are NOW, the worse it will be when they do snap. i do know, though, that i have to continue to live. so does everyoine else. i play the semantics game better than many and i know the way it's spun, that's why i don't watch or read the news. i still get the important stuff from Angel, but it weeds out the other crap and much of the spin. Such it the care i take with my sanity. i wish i could fix it all, too . . . *love* mis
from lapisllong :
oh, Marn . . . i know it's silly, but i live here in it and it IS hard sometimes to stay clear when it is all around you. i live in fear that some body will simply kick my door down and kill me, or shoot me on the street for driving too slow/close/fast/big a truck. i worry that i am more than 30 minutes away from my daughter's school and that some one will go in there, shooting children. i am terrified that the restaurant i am in will be the target of a disgruntled former employee . . . i don't understand what makes Americans so very angry and tense to the point of insanity, but i see them and talk to them every day. i answer phones for a cell phone company! i am so frightened that one day someone close to me will snap and then what? Still, i’m not timid or reclusive – i go out, eat, shop, drive, work, and play. i have to, otherwise, the insanity wins. With all this, i just really want to move. Out to the middle of nowhere, to a new country maybe, one no one’s ever heard of, somewhere i can start over and make new mistakes that haven’t been made in centuries . . . somewhere that, for a while, i can feel safe.
from gweenie :
marn.... thank-you for saying what needs to be said. It is very hard now to have an opinion on such things, but I have seen many cases where the innocent are found guilty and the crowds do not care because their scape goat is dead. It is sad. It is sad that those who think they are so much better have stooped to being so low. Thanks again....
from plankton :
What a powerful piece! I wish I had written it.
from msophelia :
there be monsters - what a beautiful, thoughtful entry. thank you for finding such good words.
from bi-n-proud :
And thanks for your entry. :o) I totally agree with you about the death penalty. I'd love to see a few people knocked off, but we just never really know for sure. Even in day to day life, the sensible thing isn't always the truth, so they never really know if they're wayyyy off and it becomes like the salem witch trials if they just use the death penalty all the time.
from bi-n-proud :
I love your diary. There's nothing better than using humour to express day to day life.
from rudey :
Man, that's so cool about your old dentist. Mine just looked at me like I was completely nuts while his nurse and I frantically shot Ace Ventura lines back and forth before the anestesia kicked in and I passed out.
from bluecharis :
Thanks for the sweet note: I know I tend to get a bit über-excited. I have also just had the MOST BRILLIANT idea: We all know, you are very brave not to have eaten the chocolate bar that has been lying in the vegetable keeper... yourself, but given it away as a prize. So I thought, YOU should win something as well. And I know JUST the thing: Send me an email with your snailmail address (I'm not a madwoman, I'm a lawyer, so it should be easy to trust me, hehe) and I'll send you a German chocolate bar! You can even pick the flavor! And it'll come in a purple wrapper with a purple-white cow on it... I know, it kind of ruins your diet, but it might just be worth it! :-)) Drop me a line in case you're interested *grins* Love, Charis
from bluecharis :
Ooooh, I'm SO excited! I have linked to your cavorting page as you can see here: http://bluecharis.diaryland.com/cavorting.html! Oh, I hope I win this chocolate bar! I LOVE chocolate :-)) Take care, Charis
from bluecharis :
Hehe, I can't stop laughing. Your diary is _so_ funny! WitchMedic told us about you, so I came by to check you out...hehe, your entry about wanting your blanket... hilarious... I need to go now and add you to my fave list right away! You're truly a find! I'd kiss you, but I now I know better...! Love, Charis
from jc144 :
If it's spaghetti squash, you can microwave it and it's really easy to get the meat out once it's cooked. Just takes a fork, and you don't have to mash it up!
from blueshoe :
Funny thing, that personal space - my dad's partner is just like that, very, huggy and kissy, and I think she's probably told me that she loves me more than my dad has, even though she's known me for about 20 less years... it just kind of makes me cringe, you know? I can be a very tactile person, and I'm all for affection, but _genuine_ it must be, and it just doesn't feel right for someone who doesn't even know me to apparently care so much. I wonder if that's similar to where you're coming from here? Weird, huh.
from janie12975 :
Boy do you know how to get this slacker off her butt! I have been meaning to endorse cavorting day since the first day you posted the button, but as I stated, I am a slacker. So yeah, the chocolate motivated me. Although I really think the chocolate will get the best of you and you will eat the chocolate before the night is out and have to scour the streets of your little canadian town for some poor child that is selling the same chocolate bars. Because you know, your faithful readers are going to want the exact same candy bar as shown in the lovely picture you provided.
from rudey :
Damn it! I did it again! Signing my own notes section like that. Anyway, what I put was: Rabbits can't compete with my passion, love is in fashion, for me and my chocolate.
from rudey :
I don't know... I have to know what kind of chololate bar it is before I commit to something like this.
from ms-m :
At the rate the poor chocolate bar is going - you'll only end up sending the wrapper!
from jc144 :
Right on! cuppajoe mentioned the $20 to charity too, which reminded me to finally sign up. And then when I found out that chocolate could be involved, well, there was just no stopping me!
from jc144 :
Okay, I am now cavorting it up!
from marywa :
Once when I was pregnant I won a huge chocolate bar at work and gave it to the Sometimes Adorable Husband, asking him to hide it well. It didn't turn up until months later. Hidden behind the cookbooks. Oh, the shame. <g>
from rudey :
Did you see how I got so excited about being left-handed that I "left" the note in my OWN note area first? I was confused. Don't blame me, blame the pain meds I'm on.
from rudey :
Ah ha! But I am left-handed also!
from rudey :
Ah, but "rectum-hole!" is funnier, is it not? WE MUST FIND A BALANCE!
from rudey :
Ah, but "rectum-hole!" is funnier, is it not? WE MUST FIND A BALANCE!
from rudey :
It has come to my attention, by my own personal self, that you should swear more. Or at least, if you're going to bother to say "heck" just bite the bullet and say "hell". Come on now, it's not like we don't all know what you REALLY wanted to say. We're all grown up, ma. In fact, sometimes we say "hell" ourselves. I know, blame it on the teevee.
from ms-m :
I always wanted to be an auntie of something I didn't have babysit! Thanks woman! Hey, were you trying to contact me on AIM today?
from onepinksock :
sorry to hear about the iron chef fiasco. at leat you aren't trying to copy the show "unwrapped". that thing uses extruders and weirdo scientist to show you how to make exquisite candies. now thats some kitchen trouble. by the way, i thought that emily dickinson was a party animal. i'd invite her to my parties. of course i'm sure i'd just recieve a decline in the mail....
from lavanotes :
If Iron Chef is the spawn of Satan, then Food Network IS Satan. That channel is evil in its purest form. By the way, your shepherd's pie sounds yummy indeed. Also thought I'd take this moment to tell you I have been reading your diary for days now and love it! It never fails to bring a smile to my face (no pressure) as you make every day life just a little bit more entertaining. Thanks! -Lava
from bust-a-nut :
dude, it was exactly how youd described the toothbrush incident, he turned completely pale as if! hahahah guys are sooo silly sometimes! i told him about your toothbrush incident and he was just like "and what is the problem?" GUYS just dont understand...
from lapisllong :
well, one marriage (failed) and a few meaningful but short relationships have taught me one thing that you seem to have down pat: there really isn't love if there's no friendship. The times you can laugh together at yourselves and each other will get you through way more than a thong-and-baby-doll set ever could hope to.
from bust-a-nut :
well, its a little bit embarrasing but thats why this is the internet right? well, the other day my boyfriend refused to have sex with me because I have my period I mean, what the hell is that? hes done it before...weve been together for three years through much grosser things(like his feet) and he has the audacity! I was soooooo embarrassed and just mad plus I felt like I had "COOTIE" written on my forehead! anyway thats my story...
from bust-a-nut :
Hey that toothbrush story is too funny! and actually made me feel better about a similar situation I was recently in. Its a bit personal so if you are ever interested in hearing it or anything else write to me...
from chinacat :
wrt the note you left me about a week ago that i am finally getting around to responding to: well, you're right, of course. i can't regret recording what i was feeling at a given moment. but i'd feel awful if he ever found it. sometimes we really just shouldn't know what the other person is thinking. know what i mean?
from dictation :
oh poo, your guestbook is down. But let's just say THE THONG IS WRONG. repeat after me THE THONG IS WRONG! hah.
from sidherian :
Oh, thank you so much for the thong entry, it made me laugh till I cried. Just what I needed.
from veryberry :
Pure randomness, but I've been reading your diary so much that you actually made a cameo appearance in my subconscious wanderings last night! Nothin' says loyalty like dreaming about someone you've never met, eh? Or is that just called creepiness...hmm... ;)
from marlen816 :
Too funny! I hate thongs, too! I am not too excited about exposing my backside, even for my DH. I am actually partial to panty lines. lol Thanks for the laughs this morning.
from mikecullen :
a beautiful entry about Stan, Marn. simply beautiful.
from saint-louise :
I've noticed that autumn is often when people are most affected by death. This is a very lovely entry.
from dogsdontpurr :
Dear Marn...the time has come for me to turn in my Cavorting Day ticket! My big question is....how do I get another one??? Also....am I the first to turn one in?
from sidherian :
The Forsyte Saga is wonderful, it has just finished here in Oz. And if you get the opportunity, watch "The Edwardian Country House" big Brother costume drama - wonderful!
from chrissy-love :
Your cat story "never trust a cat" sent me into fits of giggles - I just had to send it along to my father, a cat man, and gloat about my findings. (Since you're on gloating)
from zaziel :
Oh, and I like your pineapple bank. If he was a lidded box, I'd be nearly insane with covetousness.
from zaziel :
Gee whizz, I hate to do this to another disciple of cheapskatery, but I intend to feature a different Cavort button on my next six or seven entries. But don't you fret--if you have only three loyal readers, I figure I have only about 0.625. Thanks for mentioning me in your diary. I got about a dozen hits off a' that. Your three readers sure do like to click them links.
from zeldazap :
Just a quick thanks for making me a proud parent of "international Cavorting Day". I wonder if this means my mom will stop asking me when she can expect grandchildren... Thanks Marn!
from aack :
Your lady bug entry made me think of the math portable from my junior secondary school. Every year the lady bugs would come and live on the ceiling, and in particular in the fluorescent lights, and mate. Nothing distracts 10th graders from math like lady bugs humpin'. :D
from ms-m :
Sweetie! Don't consider it eavesdropping! If they're talking in public, "It's fair game!" I say. So lean in close and get the goods, baby! And then make sure to share it with the rest of us.
from deeranged :
I thought everyone eavesdropped, you mean we all don't! I'm shocked. Anyway, when you were young, did your parents ever use the line "Little pitchers have big ears" to each other when they suddenly realized that you were listening in? It confused me then, and still does now.
from chrissy-love :
I'm afraid that I'm an eavesdropper as well. One of my favorite lines from "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" is as follows (please excuse spelling and miswording): Gandalf, "Confound it all, Samwise Gamgee! Have you been eavesdropping all this time?" Same, "No no, I'm sorry sir, I ain't been dropping no eaves!" Thought that would make you giggle!
from genibee :
I am so with you on the eavesdropping thing. I love trying to figure out people from an overheard conversation. It's a sickness, I suspect. But it's a fun one.
from mangus :
Oh the tears of gratitude come long and hard. ::sniffles and waves like the Queen mum::
from mendou :
I must say that "wangitude" is a beautiful word.
from saint-louise :
Box elders bugs. FUCKING BUGS. Those are my problem. The front of my office building is covered in them. I'm afraid one might fly into one of my orifices. Help.
from ms-m :
I cannot possibly express the amount of love I feel towards the turkey. Especially while it's roasting away so beautifully in my oven! Oh man I'm salivating just thinking about it!
from msophelia :
such a lovely idea, this international cavorting day. i have, of course, added one of your buttons to my 'burb page. ;)
from rar :
Does this mean you'll have to edit previous entries on the spousal unit so they'll have the appropriate authorizations? Wonder how you can fit stamina, prowess, and wangitude into the the deer-be-gone entry.
from rar :
Does this mean you'll have to edit previous entries on the spousal unit so they'll have the appropriate authorizations? Wonder how you can fit stamina, prowess, and wangitude into the the deer-be-gone entry.
from skarekrow :
this is the real Joey Skarekrow Vasquez. thank you oh so very much for adding me to your entry and for putting me in the hall of fame
from skarekrow :
mis converted me! (actually, i told him about a=it and he told me to make it happen, so this really is mis, pretending to be Joey) i cavorted last night!
from fu-fu :
dear marn, i was alive, yes, old enough to watch original airings? no. but my earliest memories are of watching it with my dad cause it was HIS favorite show, too. whether i was watching syndication...who knows. i would been 3 when the show got cancelled so my guess is probably so. but believe you me, woman! there is not a bigger fan of sanford and son on this earth then yours truly.
from scanzilla :
Dear Marn, remember when we use to ride magical unicorns? That was sick!
from laurenrocks :
chizzeck it out--- laurenrocks.diaryland.com... oct. 6's entry gives a shout-out to cavorting and the button is up on the menu. rawk!
from lapisllong :
ok, there! i have been working on the banner thingy for a day or so just so you know why i didn't sign up earlier. i was having issues finding a pic i liked . . . : )
from rudey :
Really? I never know what people are going to find hilarious. It's still a mystery to me, so thanks very much for the love! I'll let Harold know... unless his dastardly plan IS trying to kill me.
from plankton :
I love the placement of Bev over Old Drivel and New Drivel. I'm sure she'll appreciate it too.
from laurenrocks :
i don't know what it means to cavort, but i would love to join and support it.
from witchmedic :
Your journal rocks. I enjoy the wit and eloquence of your entries! Rock on Marn!
from kaffeine :
Firstly, thanks for the note - it was a kick in the pants that was desperately needed. Secondly, thanks so much for the Tallulahs link - I'm such an antique-pervert, this made my day! Woo-hoo! Turn of the century erotica, alll riiight!
from rudey :
Count me in, mom!
from dsdiary :
oh yes, much better. every day is a new day. speaking of which, i should have some more oreos.
from dsdiary :
i just read too many older entries and now i have a headache. but it's the most well-worth-it headache i've ever had.
from saint-louise :
The heaving, exposed bosoms! Don't forget the bosoms! They're everywhere. You cannot look away.
from rudey :
Yes, if there's one thing I can't stand (Snerk. One. Right. The list of what I do like is shorter.) are those whiney fucking banners. When I start writing again I'm going to make a new one for myself that reads something to the effect of, "Here lies the deep, different pain that rules the depths of my tortured soul, YOU DON'T KNOW ME!" And I will beat the fuck out of anyone who steals that from me.
from rudey :
You sound like my mom. Anything dated with expensive costumes and she's there. Little Women, Sense and Sensibility, forget it. Also, and completely off subject, when I clicked here to leave you a note I saw a Dland banner that said, "This is where I tear out my soul", that will keeping laughing for at LEAST the rest of the day.
from soapboxdiner :
My my but that's one stapping man to have a first crush on. I suppose Marn likes what she likes? He's too hunky.
from laurenrocks :
i once made enchiladas from a seasoning packet's directions and it was a huge messy disaster, but my boyfriend and his iron stomach ate it anyway. he's so brave!
from plankton :
I have read with amazement for a long time now. In my next life, I want the gift you have for turning the ordinary into something special, (usually) warm and funny.
from bettyalready :
RE: awestruck by garden Very true. I was really feeling a little ..inadequate. Truly though, a spectacular garden. I look forward to all the pictures!
from bettyalready :
I'm awestruck by your garden(s). I show everyone in my household your garden pictures. I do not have that energy or knowledge to make my yard as spectacular as yours is. * S I G H *
from nacwolin :
Hey, Marn...something missing...? Is it time to re-join the gym...? I've missed your fitness updates. Did I tell you I made goal, finally (in July)? I've actually lost a total of 30 lbs. and you know, while not perfect, my buttal region looks better than it has in years! (And hubby thinks so too - ROFL!)
from buddhaangel :
Coffee flew out of my nose today. It was something about wombat snot and tap-dancing kitties that just put me over the edge. I really must learn to come see you more often in here. By the way... there is absolutely no cure for Maturity Deficit Disorder. At least that's what I'm secretly hoping. Death, I believe, would be preferrable to living without MDD. Thank you for the nasal wash, Marn. You rock.
from soapboxdiner :
Oh what rapture I feel at this very moment; for you have given a name to that wretched phenomenon that heretofore had been nameless. Yes, I can revel now, knowing that the evil of lost coffee* is actually due to a conspiracy by the kettle companies of this world - and the evil is Dribble Technology. I thank you, sista, for Naming That Which Hath No Name. -------*Sure, coffee's not tea, but only an unclaimed bastard half-sibling. But a legume by any other name tastes nasty ground, steeped and filtered into a cup with milk.
from plankton :
I wouldn't be so sure that I had terminated the Teapot Terminator if I were you. As a Teapot Terminator myself, I know there are harms other than dropping that can be inflicted on teapots. Boiling them dry is a popular option, particularly if combined with continuing that way for quite some time. (When raised to a true art form, this option comes with a bring-the-brave-firefighters attachment.)
from sidherian :
I say you just let Joey follow you home anyway. He'd be just like a kitten after all, the spousal unit would learn t love him despite himself, and you'd find them having happy little chats in the kitchen when they didnt think you could here. Guaranteed!
from sidherian :
I totally recommend a personal homo. (Or big poof, as mine likes to be called). Mine lives in, and not only provides fashion advice, but also does 90% of the housework, and cuddles the cats when required. Our respective parents think we should marry, and everybody else already refers to him as my hubby. Not sure if your spousal unit would be happy with the same conditions tho?
from saint-louise :
Oh, my. Mymymy. Another lover of Ethiopian food. We have no restaurants of that type 'round these parts. So I gorge myself everytime I go about on business. Yum.
from janie12975 :
May I just say, I giggle every time you use the word "bits". Whether in reference to "dangly bits" or "bread bits", it gives me the giggles.
from larrielou :
Oh Marn, what else could you have done, REALLY??? I think we can safely rule out 1 unless you have cheeks of steel that don't blush under any circumstances. And no. 2? Just what would you do if he didn't quite grasp your euphamism? "Uh, never mind. I was actually referring to the testicle sticking out of your shorts that I've been looking at for the last 10 minutes spent deciding what to say." You did well.
from hjulie :
Thanks for making me smile!
from ursamajor :
"Dangly Bits To Which I Had Not Pledged My Troth?!?!" ~giggles~ Marn... I. LOVE. YOU!
from beatnikgrrl :
::coughs:: ::chokes:: eh Marn, i'm sorry you err had to see that runaway... bit...
from pig-snicket :
Ahh, that's nothing! Try clipping the claws of a FIFTEEN pound cat. Now that's fun for everyone!
from dogsdontpurr :
Between now and the next time you have to clip your cats claws, you need to get the cat used to you touching her paws....this will make it much much easier. When ever the cat is on your lap...or just laying around somewhere....give a little pet to her/his paws...the cat will pull back the paws at first....but as you gradually, over time try to pet the paws...the cat will/should gradually get more comfortable with you touching the paws....pet the cat...give treats...alternate with a little caress of a paw or two....in time, it will be much easier to clip!
from zephyrkate :
There is a method used by veterenarians for difficult animals (cats, hedgehogs) that involves rolling them up in a towel and is quite painless. I'm afraid I can't remember how it's done, but I know it's out there on the Internet.
from rudey :
Love, be assured that you'll receive any autographed copy of anything you want. But if it's anything not written by me then it will just be somebody else's book signed by me. Which makes me laugh, what if I sent you a Harry Potter book signed by me? Everyone would be all, "Wow! It's signed by J.K. Rowling!" And you'd be all, "No, that messy signature is one of my beermates." And they'd be all, "What?" And you'd be all, "That's right." It's a vicious cycle, really. But I promise I'll be back. Remember when Disco left? Yeah, it's just like that. Like Joe says, "once a beermate, always a beermate." It's a threat and a promise.
from zeda :
cue the viking girls! OOOOOOOO... dirt dirt dirt dirt, dirt dirt dirt dirt, DIRTY DIIIRT! WONDERFUL DIIIRT! XD
from sherpahigh :
Nice diary... I completely love the layout... the words and all. Great stuff.
from larrielou :
Thanks for your 'ouch'ing on your behalf, Marn! I don't really know a lot about the stones. Just that my body forms too much calcium-oxylate. And I don't drink enough water. *smiles and nods at medical jargon*
from lapisllong :
oh, Marn! there i times i think there was some sort of egg mix-up and i got my sister's baby as Ronica is exactly like Brat, but when i tell her she's my favorite little princess and she says i'm her favorite Queen Mommy . . . well, i'd never trade! even if she IS about the size of a walking stick and never stops eating! Kids are so rewarding at the strangest times, aren't they?
from koogle :
I think the "that's a perfectly good cookie" rule applies here. Of course, since I live with big, long haired cats I probably take in as much of their fur as they do. (OK, maybe not that much, but I've never hesitated to kiss the tops of their fuzzy kitty heads. I'd use that logic, if I had a sticky bun.) I used to let Lola share my ice cream, too. I guess I get a seat on the Bad Nutrition Bench.
from kaffeine :
My cat used to share everything I ate with me - whether I liked it or not. Flaky bun topping is no dirtier off a cat's back than, say, a slice of apple pie with little, tiny, cat-sized nibble marks on one corner. Really. Don't look at me like that, I cut the corner off. Mostly.
from marlen816 :
Too funny! You and Janie are a pair. My shower today consisted of hot water only thanks to my son who was taking a shower at the same time. Our new water heater can't handle that,eh?
from janie12975 :
And here I was feeling sorry for myself after I squirted myself in the face while trying to fix my fridge's water dispenser. (No, it didn't occur to me to turn the water off).
from buddhaangel :
Eat it? Oh, yeah, I'd eat it. I would SOOOOOOOOO pull the hairs off, and eat the thing!
from janie12975 :
As long as there is no hair on it, I say go for it! Oh, and would you let us know what you decided to do? Uh, hypothetically?
from rudey :
No.
from thatgrrrl :
But of COURSE it applies!!! I think, if you see any obvious cat hairs stuck to it, you can pick them off, and then it's definitely clean enough to eat. But even if you just put it in your mouth, it applies, because cats are very clean animals. Hypothetical cats, of course.
from nacwolin :
Man, if it was me, and that bit of gooey goodness was hair-free, it would be snarked down in 2 seconds flat!
from mightybruja :
I say the rule still applies. My cats only hop up in my lap when I have food. The boy cat adores canteloupe... whoda thunk it?
from lapisllong :
i kinda always wanted to see the Godfather series, but i put it off. i wanted some other movie more when the time came to choose. i think i'll make some time. and i didn't like Transformers . . . it was Thunder Cats! : ) i would litterally 'PROWL' around the house clawing at things!
from rudey :
Okay, first we both mention The Facts of Life in our diaries- then you call me out for loving the shit out of Transformers (because I SOOO did when I was 7... okay fine, I still do), and then you admit you haven't seen the Godfather movies! I'm one of those 23 people ALSO! Are YOU the one who has taken my brain?
from morgie :
About your responses to Sirilyan's surveys! Toronto is hardly a fleshpot! I've lived here all my life with my naivety firmly intact! ;)
from mikecullen :
that entry about your sister was really touching. I've lost a few friends that I consider family, so I understand the thoughts and emotions.
from narcissa :
marn, i know of what you speak. Thank you for articulating it so perfectly.
from nacwolin :
Wow, Marn, your entry about your sister, about grief, about the "what ifs" of live is so honest and real. Thank you for sharing.
from truepyrite :
I'm glad that someone else has to deal with turd flotillas on a regular basis. I've been doing field work at a wastewater treatment plant all summer, and let me tell you I feel your pain!
from beatnikgrrl :
marn... dear... i can only hope to mature to have as equal a balance of humor and intelligence as you have. as far as sex in a movie theater, from what i hear, it isn't all it's cracked up to be... those arm rests really have a way of poking into the worst places.
from dogsdontpurr :
Hey there! Enough with the toilet stuff, eh....I'm getting a bit squeamish here! But I must say...you are one amazing writer to get me to keep reading about toilet stuff!!
from ladeeleroy :
"Tiny Turd Flotilla." Jebus H. Rice. I choked on my own spit when I read that. Yes. My own spit, I tell you!
from faecat :
my hubbies toenails are also very deadly. we call them the diggers, as they loooove to dig into my flesh! ~faecat
from spencersmom :
10 Toenails of Death? Sorry, my spousal unit has yours beat....nah nah nah nah nah....he trims his once a year I think. I don't know how he wears his shoes. ~SM~
from wantcarvel :
Marn, I saw this site and immediately thought of you and your love of flowers. I hope you enjoy it! http://everythingisnt.com/images/xflowers.jpg
from marn :
Janey, there are some things that should NEVER leave a sock and I'm thinking we might both be related by marriage to them. Ah, well, there are worse flaws ... just remind me of that next time I take a foot slash, 'kay?
from janie12975 :
It seems your hubby and my Father in law have the same toenails. My 2 yr old told him his feet were scary. It is a wonder my mother in law hasn't needed stitches. Yup, now I think I will hear the song, "Freddy Krueger Feet" everytime I see them. Maybe I ought to take my digi cam and go take a pic so we can compare and see who's feet are worst, lol. I honestly can't imagine that anyone's feet are worse than my FIL's.
from athena98122 :
ohh! i love a prayer for owen meany! i go back and forth on irving, but that one is one of my favorite books of all time.
from sidherian :
Cloth Flowers That's wrong in so many ways I can't even begin to express the words....
from missleigh :
After seeing pictures of your garden Marn, you can create my garden anyday! And I won't argue one little bit.
from buddhaangel :
Sweetcorn is the stuff, man. Down here in Kansas City, we have Peaches and Cream sweetcorn. Oh yes, it IS that creamy sweet. And I don't care HOW many hours will be spent in the bathroom the next day because of it. A dozen cobs?? Oh yeah, I'd do that.
from veryberry :
Mmm, sweet corn...*chuckles* It's pretty bad when all I can think to say is "Mmm, sweet corn". :P But now you've made me want to go out and buy some!
from plastroncafe :
I have a confession to make. Normally I grump and groan about eating corn on the cob. My mother was a corn addict and we'd have it for dinner night after night after night all season long. But now, now that I have braces, I can't eat it. Now I miss it. That settles it. I'm eating vicariously through you!
from rekkit :
..that first line of this entry was one of the most disturbing things ever, i had to reread it to make sure i read right. hahahaha. i like marn.
from crankydragon :
Poo on the critics. I really liked K19. Beware of some yellow green vomit at one point, but you do get to see Harrison in a tank top. :9
from ann-frank :
marn I think it's absolutley refreshing your tolerance to violence is so low. Kudos to you and sticking by your choice! (p.s. harrison ford was on Leno the other night telling a story about how he was in a small town in Montana and his "friend" [yeah, prolly Calista] needed diapers for her baby and he ran into the store and when he asked the 15 yr old kid told where the disposable diapers were the kid said aisle 5 - and when harrison got there, you guessed it, the aisle was full of depends - not baby diapers. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? He was laughing about it!)
from wantcarvel :
Marn, your gardens are incredibly beautiful. I love looking at the photos you put in your diary. They erase the stress of the day. I wonder if those beauties smell as pretty as they look. Thanks for sharing!
from marn :
Yes, it's true, it is unconditional love. I understand what you mean about Lola. Three years later I still occasionally miss the dearly departed Lily a.k.a. Bill The Cat who was a supernaturally bright fuzzbutt, and remains our gold standard for kitty smarts.
from koogle :
I think it's perfectly natural to mourn them differently than we mourn fellow humans. Pets and people share an unconditional love that otherwise can only happen between a parent and a child, and even then there's probably baggage attached. Whoever heard of a relationship with a cat having baggage? They want so little from us, but they give us so much in return. (Well, they probably do have delusions of grandeur with regard to the whole bed. Lola seemed perfectly happy to occupy most of the space on a queen-size during the day, but when it came time to sleep she shared my pillow. I miss that.)
from janie12975 :
I was so worried that Zoe was gone, I was almost in tears. My cat escaped a couple of years ago, and I didn't find him til 3 days later. I was so relieved to find him! What is it about these wonderful furry animals with attitude that makes us love them so much?
from koogle :
Cats... well, they put up with a lot from us. Marilyn is letting me live so far after I've taken to calling her by her full, embarrassing name; and I keep threatening that I'm going to take Amelia to a cat show if she doesn't settle down and become the lap cat I was promised by the breeder. I know who's in charge, though. In our special little corner of hell, the cats will have opposable thumbs and comprehensible speaking voices... I think we'd all better beware of our furry friends!
from gardenqueen :
Hey! There is someone out there whose life may (and only may) be more boring than mine. Only because you may be snowbound for half the year, though. I don’t know why it took me so long to find your diary. I do know now why I have such rotten luck with astilbe. No flippin’ rain at all! For someone with such a boring life you sure write interesting stuff.
from buddhaangel :
At least your cat just brings you mice. We were silly enough to think we should put in a pet door for our cats, who use it only at night when I won't get up and let them in and out. My sweet kitty cat brings me live birds who fly around and perch on my ceiling fans or someplace else waaaaaaay high up where I can't reach them. And the other sweet demon bring us inanimate objects--specifically, jalepeno peppers from the garden or else just pieces of mulch or chunks of grass and dirt. I'd rather pick up dead animals than keep steping on mulch piles in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom. Ouch.
from mechaieh :
I can just see it: Celebrity Death Match! will the Tim Horton's butter tart beat the glaze off the Krispy Kreme cruller? Stay tuned...
from kenjigrl :
hehe... i live right near the us/ca border. can see cornwall from this lil bit of road b/t my house and my sisters. i know all a/b warm bulky clothes all too well. as for the donut, haha! right on!
from subversive :
Cat torture can be such a joy. When they know that *you* know they're actually not as cool as they make out... something really satisfying about that. Not that it stops them from blowing you off every chance they get. I have one who's like a solidly-built and slightly hyperactive two year old - constantly pushing books and papers off the desk, tipping over anything that holds liquid, pulling books of the shelves. But his response to an offer of food is virtually Pavlovian - I can get him to do anything I want if there's food involved. (BTW, I see the grid the clematis is growing on now. Is it a clematis integrifolia? The blossom shape looked odd at first.)
from spencersmom :
I have 4 cats...all with attitude! Spencer does this thing where he turns around on one heel. The then struts away with his ears kinda scrunched together. Weird. ~SM~
from sidherian :
I have a cat that has never heard of cat attitude - she slavishly follows me everywhere, begging for cuddles and whimpering with joy when she is picked up. In fact, I can't leave the house in the morning without goodbye cuddle session........ Perhaps she is really a dog?
from nacwolin :
Many, you've got the cat 'tude pegged! ROFLMBO!
from subversive :
Do I dare tell you it's not a clematis at all? Unless the angle of the pic is misleading and the plant shown actually is climbing over the rock, or they've developed a non-climbing clematis. Which has a different kind of blossom. I could be deluded or on drugs but I think I'd have a talk with the nurseryman...
from beatnikgrrl :
oh marn love that couple does sound so sweet. we can all only hope to find something that special in life...
from demonpixie :
Thanks, Wouldn't you know I changed my profile wording and forgot to leave the description for that picture. She is 3vil, the Typ0 D3@m0n. She's what makes me type so terrible. :) If you see her hanging around you're keyboard... STOP IMEDIATELY and go get a fly swatter. *giggle*
from demonpixie :
Oh Marn, I have the same addiction. Tho I will tell you honestly that I had to visit the doctor for heat stroke last summer. According to him, tea will actually further dehidrate you. I'm not sure if the guy is a QUACK or not, so I still drink it... but I make sure that if I'm going to be outside that I bring plenty of Crystal clear water and leave the tea at home.
from deeranged :
P.S. I like the white clematis where it is as well, I think it brings out the white in the varigated hosta, but that's just my opinion. Believe me, I have many opinions!
from deeranged :
Please, please, break that caffeine addiction, at least to some degree. I'm sure that they must have decaf tea in Canada, I know we have it in Iowa.
from piehole :
Bejesus! That's alot'a iced tea... Ya peein' much? Or are you of the camel sort?
from buddhaangel :
You know, I've been spying on you for weeks now, and I absolutely cannot get through more than two or three days without wondering what kind of craziness that old Marn is doing up there in Canada. I was laughing so hard a while back about the deer with purple lips that I sent my oldest sister (who is quite the gardener as well... although not like you, I must admit) the link to your diary. She was most appreciative. Not that we are enjoying your frustrations, Marn, but certainly your way of describing said frustrations. You are a hoot. We Kansas City girls are digging it!! <clapping and hollering as loud as possible>
from nacwolin :
Well, I may be niave, but I think the white clematis is gorgeous. However, I totally understand how frustrating it is to think you bought one thing and find it is not at all what you wanted. That said, your knowledge and abilities in your garden absolutely amaze me. I have such a brown thumb and can't tell a maple tree from an oak. Pitiful, I know. You rock, Marn (no pun intended. Really.).
from kaffeine :
Your world of rocks and roots sounds very adventurous to a retail-slave city girl like myself, Marn. I think, like you've subtly proven in this entry, that perception is everything. We all want what we don't got, eh?
from spencersmom :
So...what you're really trying to say is that men never learn? I have this problem too. Btw...humble pie tastes better when it's warm. :::stomping off to reflect upon why men never learn::: ~SM~
from spencersmom :
See any deer with purple lips? ~SM~
from ann-frank :
I swear Marn, I always hear the National Geographic Wild Kingdom theme song in my head whenver I stop by your page!
from chinacat :
is your m-i-l irish, or jewish? those are usually the relevant genes at work,i think. my grandmere would roll over in her grave, i think, if she ever got wind of my having a guest that wasn't properly stuffed and bloated. ;)
from pig-snicket :
ha! I always feel good when I know I've made someone expel liquid from one of their orifices!
from pig-snicket :
Perhaps the other coloured lupins are afraid that John Cleese will ride up and steal them and give them to the poor! I'm sorry, I just saw that on Monty Python.
from bluepixie :
oooh, what lovely purple lupines they are, too! at least you -have- blossoms... (sigh)
from thatgrrrl :
Hey, =I= know what you're talking about with the Vats of Purple Koolaid!!! Hrmph. ;)
from rekkit :
Whoa, that picture is great. There have been beautiful sunsets around here too, and i saw a double rainbow 3 days ago but sadly i didn't have my camera with me.. http://hydroquinone.homestead.com/files/skytonight.JPG that was last night, bad place to take the picture from but i wasn't driving. Oh well!
from mikecullen :
hey marn. It may be the project of a lifetime you're working on, but if that plot of land is even half as beautiful as the photo you posted in that entry, your entire property will be a paradise. =) It'll be WELL worth it in the end. You can see it through. :)
from elya-chan :
As far as rain and sunshine are concerned, I'd gladly trade you some of our sunshine here in New Mexico for some of your rain... we need it! ^^;;
from rudey :
My wrist is getting better, I can type and stuff but I can't twist it or lift anything or like, open car doors. I have it ace bandaged to minimize usage, but if it doesn't get better I will get it checked out. (I'm also lucky I don't have a concussion.) Just thinking about if that door had been glass though, I would have put my head through and most likely fallen downward- I could have cut my own throat tripping and falling in a fucking CD store!
from lindzeeleigh :
i loved that squirrel entry!! that was too funny, you made me laugh out loud. and that was such a cute picture too! i love that you always have pics to go with what you write about. i also enjoy reading about your relationship with your husband. i wish you many more years of happiness because it seems these days people cannot stay happy long enough to be married more than a few years.
from rekkit :
http://hydroquinone.homestead.com/files/sunshine.jpg http://hydroquinone.homestead.com/files/DCP_0001.JPG http://hydroquinone.homestead.com/files/pinkishsky.JPG yay! second one taken yesterday BEFORE IT STARTED RAINING, and it's still raining.. but not flooding. Bleh, i don't like rain. sometimes.
from pig-snicket :
Too bad you couldn't send some of that rain over our way (Saskatchewan that is)
from nacwolin :
Oops, make that 90 gallons!!
from nacwolin :
Ah, so you all have been inundated by rain to, huh? I just spent the last two days baling out our basement of muddy water - about 9 gallons of it. Fun had for all (you can see a before pic in my diary). What I want to know is, why I gained 2 lbs in two days when I have been working my BUNS off (and I have the sore and aching muscles to prove it!)...? Stay dry!!
from ursamajor :
it is so refreshing to read of a woman's love of her "spousal unit" 30-some years into their relationship. and, being from a broken home, it gives me much hope. thank you.
from piehole :
MMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... PLANTS!
from piehole :
hah! my mommy owns a nursery back home in hawaii. and i can have all the crotons and mondo grass and syngoniums and natal plums i want. hah! ... of course, they will all die once i get my hands on them, but, oh well! i have an ENDLESS supply. MUWAHAHAHAAA
from ladeeleroy :
I am a gardening addict as well. What's worse is that I steal clippings from other people's house without even asking. Usually it'll be from people's front yards and I'll just act like I dropped something and pocket a clipping of lemon balm. I take little bits of plants from public places that have healthy phelodendroms or airplane plants like restaraunts, public parks, etc. It's worse than an addiction, Marn. It's become a crime for me now. I need help. And your clippings.
from stats01 :
i dont know what to say other than you absolutely cracked me up with this gardening entry. you're great.
from piehole :
you're MEAN!!
from rekkit :
*4* loyal readers!! I've been meaning to add that for awhile. fourrr. -splah.net/erica-
from piehole :
Oh, how you taunt me! DAMN YOU! Damn you all to hell!
from piehole :
TIM TAMS!! And you got the dark chocolate ones. OH MY GOD! If you were within a 300 mile radius of me, I would hunt you down and kill you just for one sweet, sweet Classic Dark Tim Tam. *Garrughghahh*
from forreals :
marn- what exactly is a tim tam? what sets them apart from the masses of delectable treatdom? what level of sinfulness are we talking here?
from crankydragon :
You realize, of course, that this means a hungry Crankydragon is now going to drive non-stop across the US to get to your house and pilfer your Tim Tams. I haven't had any in years, so I deserve them! I do!
from nacwolin :
Ah, dear Marn! Thanks for the morning laugh! And just think, all that gardening has just GOT to be keeping you fit and trim!!
from keryanna :
I think that's why I so often write about my cat. For an animal with the brain the size of a plum, they sure do seem to be an infinite source of entertainment.
from lindzeeleigh :
i loved the panties entry!!~ you truly made me laugh and made me think about all those panties in my drawer that i keep for days when the laundry is not done!! :)
from lapisllong :
ok, how's this ~ Angel's graduating class' class song was Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall!
from keryanna :
I just stumbled upon your diary by chance. You made me laugh out loud. Thanks.
from lapisllong :
more on the subject of song non sequitur ~ imagine MY glee at Christian rock songs being used by strippers!
from oldcodger :
Sorry about below. Made a right Cod's ear of that! but you get the picture hopefully. John
from oldcodger :
Hi Marn. Thought you would likehref="http://oldcodger.diaryland.com/index.html"><b> this </b></a> . Be good if you put up the other side of the story.
from piehole :
Hmm... I just called marn "dude".
from piehole :
Dude! At least she's not still following you into the bathroom anymore! Stop ya whingin'!
from thatgrrrl :
Marn, I think a picture of you in your gen-u-wine Aussie fly-hat would be in order right about now, don't you? ;) Perhaps posed fetchingly with a shovel full of dirt.....ooooh, yeah.....
from forty5rpm :
I think parents still having sex is cute. This could be because mine are not together and I have no fear of this happening in my own case. My grandparents still have sex, though. And I think that's cute because it distresses my mom.
from badsnake :
Happy birthday (a bit late), Marn. If you happen to have any dirty pictures that aren't pictures of actual dirt, you know I'm there for you. And thanks for the sweet note in my g-book. You're the best. Bad
from wantcarvel :
Have to leave you a note- my puter says your guestbook has disappeared! I totally agree with you about the garden shed. We saw a beautiful one at Home Depot yesterday that looks like a miniature log cabin. It was nicely done. And there is a local guy by us who makes regular sheds with tiny side windows with window boxes and the front has a front porch around the door with pretty railings and everything. My thought about the "front porch" look is that there is no way a spousal unit could possibly fit any heavy equipment through there so it would stay "your shed." Are you going to get one of those Martha Stewart-like planting benches, too?
from blueshoe :
Hey, uh, is everyone having birthdays lately or what? Hope you had a good one!
from closetpoet :
marn, ive also recently realized im on crack. sorry about the previous note which im sure makes no sense. i meant to send it to WISHIWASOUT who listed me as a favorite...i got sidetracked when i read a little from your diary which she also lists you. anyways, i still enjoyed reading. and now lets get back to the station...closetpoet
from closetpoet :
marn, recently noticed you listed me as one of your favorites. must say that i am honored. i delved into your most recent of entries and have to say that i will definitely be reading more! you crack me up! - closetpoet
from larrielou :
oh yeah....someone=somewhat. Yes. I have a brain. Really.
from larrielou :
1) everyone loves a wombat. Seriously. I asked Brian what his favourite animal was last night, and that was his answer. Looks like you've got another fan. 2) perhaps the birds feel (someone misguidedly maybe) that they are, infact, showering you with 'gratitude' for making your home so hospitable for them.... Happy birthday for the other day, Wombat-woman :-D
from outer-jessie :
*sings a bon anniversaire in your honor* Many 'appy returns, mon cheri! Love, Jessie
from kaffeine :
oh, here's one for you, Marn: Does Audrey flower, or is she just a vine? Because I have a hardy vine of unknown origin who's prone to growing at Hulk-like rates despite having fallen out of his pot a few times. And he looks a little like your Audrey, though with sparser leaves. Oh, and I understand the Total World Domination theory; my green buddy is convinced he owns my stereo, lamp, three gargoyles and some candles. I have to be careful where I leave my CDs, in case he eats them. I think he is also hoarding some earrings and a Bic lighter...
from koogle :
I've only known one het male who always managed to find the perfect gift for me, and he was a freak. Most of them can't hear hints, either. I don't get it, I know I'm not particularly subtle about it. "Hey, this would make a great gift for me, don't you think?" In any case, enjoy your gorgeous lilac.
from queerscribe :
It's a breaking news story that none of us will properly reckon with until Marn weighs in: http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2002/05/17/trout_orgasm020517 (smirk) Hugs QS
from oldcodger :
Hi Marn. Thanks for your kind note (Sniff) Afraid I'm not taking to well to this Grandfathership thing. I'm too young - all my friends say so - not!! Anyway, still really enjoying your journal. Tell me this though, do you think Uncle Bob has a series of ghost writers or something. God if I wrote that much my fingers would have dropped off by now! Keep well. J
from madamsarcasm :
Yeah, what IS with getstring lately? It seems to be having a diaryland-wide freakout. See, this is a sign in favor of messageboardism. Oh, yes.
from kittay :
Mew, but how would you have gotten FOUR to fit into the Marnmobile? Oh right... "Bye-Bye MIL I hope that garden center lawn furniture makes a comfy home for your retirement." Well, I'd like to let you know that my mother has so thoroughly enjoyed your entries this week(well, the nipple one kinda confused her but she only saw the title) that i'm certain she'll rush in to read this update as soon as she gets back from church tonight. On the other paw, I think you might be having a bad influence on our friend Grassfire, he's assigned us the horrible task of writing a poem about "garden planting" of all things this week. Then again, maybe he doesn't need your encouragement on that one but I still think you must be in kahouts onnit somehow or another. (re: the message board idea, sounds wonderful to me. i can't get into getstring for anything now. oh no, not our beloved gbook...)
from mojogrl :
You tell 'em, sister! I was throughly dismayed by the rain scene - she's the girl next door for cryin' out loud. I say we get together and buy that girl some big fuzzy sweaters, all the better for those cold New York nights.
from lindzeeleigh :
i just wanted to say that i totally agree with you on M.J's boobies! hide the nipples, hide them!! we don't need to see kirsten dunst's boobs all the time along with hard nipples. please!! plus, spiderman needs a nice girl. [one who does not flaunt her hard nipples]
from oldcodger :
Arrived here after a breakfast of Wheatabix. I love your writing style. It just flows. Mine is more of the 'pulled tooth without a jab' variety. Also nice to find someone of the same vintage. We grow sweeter with age don't you think?
from narcissa :
just wanted to complement you on your beautifully landscaped yard - i'm just starting in the jungle of landscaping, and i had NO idea it would be such a pain in the arse... we naively imagined ourselves sprinkling seeds, pulling the odd weed, communing with our green sides. Totally different from the reality of lugging mud and dirt from one hole to another. I can't imagine that our back yard will ever remotely resemble that beautiful picture. It's like one of those unattainable pics in the landscaping magazines.. kudos to you! [*narcissa ambles off to find an egg salad sandwich somewhere, due to a mysterious craving*]
from lindzeeleigh :
hey marn! i just wanted to tell you that i stumbled upon your diary [quite by accident] and i think you are fabulously funny! i enjoy reading your diary because of it is humor and originality. your writing style is excellent. i am overall impressed! :) i will be back to check up on your gardening and other adventures. take care.
from veryberry :
I could only hope to one day be as popular as you! Can I be a Marn apprentice? Hehehe...oh well, it was worth a shot. ;) Congrats on your 400th entry! *throws confetti*
from athena98122 :
congratulations on 400 entries, m'dear. and thank you as always for entertaining all three of us loyal readers *hug*
from mikecullen :
Got my mother to read your latest entry. Strangely(not) she doesn't agree with you. She can't wait until I fly the coop. ;)
from schweetie :
Oh no, you've done it now! Just imagine what Google will bring up now that you've mentioned poop. I love your diary! :)
from mikecullen :
*lol* you had me following along on that hip-hop thing Marn. ;)
from sad-disease :
You sure are popular aren't you?
from callmedee :
I used to have my own time. I called it 'deetime'(orginal, eh?) and I used to change people's clocks so that they were the same as my watch when they weren't looking[because I'm a complete nutjob]. That all changed when I started getting really lazy about the whole thing. I can hardly ever finish what I start.
from narcissa :
marn - your cat looks like a drug crazed satan in that scratching post picture... look at those eyes. Look at his expression! You can see he would have no trouble mowing down anything that got in his way (including small children).
from lovey-jones :
Naw, we Houstonians love ZZ Topp, too. You know one of the fellers lives about a mile from my friend, Phil. Ain't that somethin. Anyhow, I like reading your schtuff. Ta!
from neurotic-one :
I'm so embarrassed by the fact that you were in looking at my diary. I know its a rather stupid comment to make considering its a public diary. But, ........oh well.
from rekkit :
Marn you know any cool places in Toronto you could recommend for a teenager who likes discount stores full of cool crap?
from jaycrew2882 :
I think you're absolutely fabulous and I love everything you have to say right down to the very last drop. Thank you for making my evening leaps and bounds more enjoyable! Taylor-
from fuckingdrunk :
You are an alien. I can think of no more profound a compliment to give you. Alien, intriguing, Marn.
from marn :
I've been leaning in that direction, if only to see how out of control the situation can become. Maybe what I should do is move it to a place where it won't be climbing over pictures, etc. so I'm not tempted to whack it with the pruning shears.
from debanne :
Marn, I clicked on your banner, completely shocked that it was up there (since I only hear about you through the illustrious donnagirl). I think you should keep Audrey III going - and consider her payback for all of the Audreys I couldn't get past infancy.
from marn :
Why thank you kindly. We have a mutual friend, eh. When I visited Oz last October I got to meet Ms. Larrielou. She and Gargy gave me Cheezels AND TIM TAMS, Food Of The Gods. Oh, but I miss Tim Tams!
from omorfia :
I laughed suddenly and violently when I read your woman / parrot / unnatural love banner. Spluttered coffee all over my screen! Too good!!
from jessyca2002 :
Hello, You don't know me...(wow, what a way to start...) I clicked on ur banner and u seem like quite an interesting person. I wish u the best of luck on ur quest for a good potato ricer...whatever the hell that is. Thanks for helping me realize there is other intelligent life on this planet. Jessyca
from melodyjoy :
I have one of those balls of pain and torture except it's blue....but just as humiliating! Laughed out loud at your entry!
from donnagirl :
woman, I want to be promoted! I want to be a "weekly read"! Our relationship had developed far more beyond "Yeah, she's on SETI, too." I need to be acknowledged! How can you do this to me???? ;)
from naomibeth :
pretty
from anorexicbird :
i just found yer journal. i couldnt stop laughin at the parts i read. youve got brilliant wit! keep up with it! :-)
from rudey :
I think it HAS to, and it seems like it is. I just booked my ticket for Milwaukee which means I get my day in Chicago. Too bad Fade is busy otherwise we were going to hook up and talk smack about all the other BeerMates. ESPECIALLY Joe... you know how he can be.
from kaffeine :
are you trying to kill me, woman? your urine entry nearly made me pee my pants!!! (pun very much intended :P) xo kaff
from mikecullen :
it's such a relief to hear that you're mammogram came back negative. Now if you could only pee into a little cup properly. ;) Ah well, one baby step at a time, eh? *lol*
from pantherchild :
~Whoo! Love your diary! I was laughing so hard in places I was near-about crying. My cats thought I was weird, but no weirder than usual. :-) Great layout too.~
from dreamy-me :
i love your diary! and me too i have a "Woman Who I Now Hate More Than Anyone Else" at the gym..lol :)
from starryskyz :
I love it!! Very entertaining... :)
from blue-hour :
Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and happy new year from THE CHANEL CHAINSAW MASSACRE! Hope you have a happy, happy holiday! http://blue-hour.diaryland.com/
from mel839 :
haha your diary is excellent! :)
from foxchild :
::grin:: Marn: the Dolphin Whisperer. or singer, as it were. you should take that act on the road.
from plankton :
Thanks a lot! Now I have lines from that horrid Honey song that Goldsboro used to sing going through my head. PURE TORTURE! Make it stop!
from cf188 :
I'll see if I can find a reasonable facsimile of the Aussie Meat Pie anywhere about montréal. If I do, I'll get my bum onto the first bus out to the countryside, where I shall search for your little shack. To I look East or West?
from marn :
You know, it was hard to get my friend Peter to stop to let me take pictures of other Big Things we saw while driving to Noosa. There was A Big Mower and A Big Fish. He wouldn't help me find The Big Cow, either, even though it was in the same town as the Big Pineapple. Some people aren't as fascinated by Big Things as the rest of us, you know?
from leemarley :
I just read your Icons entry and laughed myself silly! Then I visited MisterPants and saw his reference to http://www.jimsbigthings.com/. This is cosmetic cosmic! What other Big Things are up? rosalie (you know me better as trailpal)
from tyd :
aw geez. i didn't look at that link in the diary and then i looked at it after my message and saw that it had all the big things in australia. forget i even opened my mouth/keyboard.
from tyd :
not only do we have The Big Pineapple and TYhe Big Banana we have The Big Prawn, The Big Merino and The Big Rocking Horse. i'm sure we have more but I can't think of them right now. If you tried to take over Australia with a bag of ice cubes we'd all probably yell "Beauty - you've brought the ice, now lets have a barbie" hehe. I like the idea of being attached to Canada though. I went over last year and I absolutely loved it! This way you guys get beaches and we get snow in more places than the Snowy Mountains (gee I wonder how they were named).
from marn :
CF, you have my sympathy for your dental woes, you really do. Wisdom teeth, yikes. And Donna, it *is* good to be home and I did miss my D'land chronics more than I'd care to admit. Hmmmm ...
from donnagirl :
welcome back, marn! Good to have you back on the continent! Missed ya!
from cf188 :
Oh, look at Ma-arn! She got to go to Austra-alia! Sheesh, all I did was stay home and lose two wisdom teeth and my job. Oh well: I'd have traded placed in a minute... Glad you're home. cf.
from marn :
Oh Edna, thanks muchly, eh. It's fun for me to let the silliness out :)
from evil-edna :
Marn, I love your diary. Thanks for the entertainment.
from marn :
My dear, I've been trying to add you for the last day and the darn thing won't publish! I'll try again at some odd hour when most of the world is asleep, 'kay?
from crankydragon :
Hey Marn, eh, I want to be added to your six degrees list on your Blogger. You have not one but TWO, two links from my area! One in my profile and one in a drop down on my daily page. Heh.
from marn :
As a card carrying member of the N.A.A.C.P. (National Association for the Advancement of Cooked 'Paragus) I'm afraid I have to take umbrage at your narrow minded prejudice. Sure, you get your stinky urine, but should you abandon a plant just because it makes your pee odd? Think of the asparagus, languishing in its bed somewhere, shunned ... oh, the humanity!
from catiecake :
i would just like to say, for the record, that i love asparagus. the problem is, it makes my pee smell funny. and i do not mean funny ha-ha. and that smell ruins the asparagus for me. so i prefer to stick to spinach. that is all.
from marn :
Well, now I know who loves me. *Insert long, theatrical sigh of your choice here.*
from gargy :
woohoo!! Second isn't too bad either!! Actually, I was expecting around 12382342985 messages to be here - but as it turns out, as of now, you only have as many notes as I do!! *teehee*
from blueblonde :
Hey Marn! Thought I'd be the first to leave you a little note, eh?

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