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from glorycloud :
11/22/2017 Happy Birthday!
from narcissa :
Addis was so great... It is one of my favorite places to explore - art, music, fashion, food. And then I got out of the city for a week, which was even better because the countryside is beautiful.
from greentealeaf :
hello! good to see your writing is still going strong here..
from hitch-hike :
Never had a lap dance, horchata, or a massage? Oh, come visit us down here and we can arrange all of the above. In the meantime, buy yourself a nice, silver Zippo to be ready for the persons of interest who can come your way for being able to offer a light!
from barefootruby :
good to hear from you. I think I'm right in remembering you from many year back.
from candoor :
You continue to amaze me with your perseverance and dedication to writing so often. I still write daily, but in dribbles sometimes. I miss babbling, but tie is limited and fatigue usually high and excuses are way too empowered. Sometimes stupidity wins. Temporarily. Seven entries in various places tonight does that. Not feeling revved up enough for here though, DLand deserves my full blown madness and I've been semi-sane lately, or at least faking it so well I'm almost fooling myself. Good to catch up a bit. Still wishing you find what you are looking for, even if we barely remember what it is, and me too. So little time, but still having fun. I should be retired, I'm in Florida, after all. Take care and thank you for continuing... :)
from trainyard :
Yes, I'm still here. Diaryland has changed since the last time I've visited. Not sure if I like the baby blue and the pages with the new design seem to be even more buggy than the pastel purple ones.. I've met Becky on here, more than a decade ago, too. Life goes quick. Do you have instagram by any chance?
from candoor :
The lonelies are visiting me more often recently, at least on a conscious level. They've been pounding my subconscious for many years, but the daily life is so busy with enjoyable work and fun social activities, the consciousness is easily fooled into believing I am not alone. I wish. I even have an ever present roommate when I return to where I sleep, though he is not compatible for me to be close to in so many ways. This is far from home. My lifelong quest for 'the one' has been on a shelf for a long time now, more than it ever had been before. I used to write of the dreams of love on a regular basis (candora lived on in many places after the diaryland candora went away from this land), but in recent months, longer even, the heart sleeps deeper than it ever has before. Waking slightly lately to realize I still believe in love (and never give up, never surrender), I am wondering what new way to try to find her. You understand loneliness, still, my reading of your words suggests you are not as down as you were the last time I visited here. I hope that is true. I am not down, in fact, life is so busy with fun and rewarding activities I wonder how a relationship would fit in - I still would do anything for love if the right one came around). Just waking up to lonely again. Refreshing, almost, to realize romance still beats in my heart. Stay strong and keep sharing - it is one way to feel a little less alone.
from lust- :
Oh! You, as well. Been a while. Should get back into reading 'bout your life. Have a good day!
from hitch-hike :
Want my advice on pants? Just stay way from... male capris! Ugggh, I can't stand those! There's something abjectly unmasculine about them, even in a metrosexual sense!
from narcissa :
omg at the start of your entry i was so aghast at that red solo cup for your moscow mule, but as i continued I saw you at least addressed my concerns. But you have those beauty mugs and everything! Does it even taste good in a solo cup? ugh.
from thruthecrowd :
on yours what seems to be stalling it is the link to this: "I adopted a cute lil' pikachu fetus from Fetusmart! Hooray fetus!":-P :-
from thruthecrowd :
I edited my template of both index and archives to remove all no longer functional links, or links to external sites that seemed to be delaying it from loading. It seems like it is an issue with it being linked to those outdated links/pages.
from thruthecrowd :
I deleted some no longer working linked items, please let me know if it loads and if you can see it now. It is working fine on my end now.
from thruthecrowd :
I noticed something weird happening in my diary, I am trying to fix it. If I cant fix it, I will re-open an old one and start from there.:-(
from thruthecrowd :
Isn't that hint of Autumn in the air so exciting, though!
from sky-rocket :
so glad to see you're still here!
from sky-rocket :
your diary doesnt load
from narcissa :
yeah totally agree - many years in nola taught me about that yuuuuuuge group that "can see their point". ugh.
from dramathighs :
yes the acid washed jeans association is accurate... i think light denim is really cool on cool people, and really uncool on uncool people. like mom jeans and such. but in order to differentiate yourself... and be assured that you are categorized as "cool"... it may take some extra doing. these are my hangups with light denim. also, i think ninety nine percent of the world is more fashion forward than the us, so my opinion about fashion is no better than say a farm animal's opinion.
from narcissa :
probably more fun to wonder, "who is that in madagascar" tho. alas.
from narcissa :
RIP Sitemeter. But you have a reader in Madagascar tonight.
from dramathighs :
even as a girl - or dare i say very immature woman - i still feel odd in light denim.
from integrating :
I've come to the conclusion that Montana is one big jail cell, only there are no bars...because there is nowhere for you to go.
from integrating :
*waves*
from girl101 :
things are much better! i just looked through all my previous july entries, or june/august ones when i didn't write much in july. 2002 til now, it's crazy... hoping you had a good fourth and the rest of the year is the good kind of fireworks.
from narcissa :
mistakenly directed drunken texts! this sounds like the beginning of a delightful summer farce, perhaps a fling? [i'm super bummed about sitemeter.. I think there was even one we used before that - did you have that one? I took the count I had before and added it to sitemeter as the starting point. But as you say - the best part has always been seeing who is reading from where.. who are you, Ottawa? Who are you, Liverpool? Who are you, University of Montana?]
from integrating :
Yes, more about the drunk txts please. The Sun Also Rises is a good read. Carry on.
from narcissa :
working, of course. But i went to see the lemurs!!! Also chameleons (harder to see). I want to hear more about the drunk texts, pls.
from bombasine :
aw, thanks for the kind thoughts on my tortoise. he was a sweet little friend for the brief time i had him. and "notes of a crocodile" evokes a remarkable sort of late-night undergraduate feeling - it is a very good book.
from narcissa :
it is me in madagascar, coincidentally also listening to belle and sebastian today, albeit not in a discman.
from greentealeaf :
Hi hi! Thanks for your notes. :)
from dramathighs :
so. many. questions. do people still use this? are all our words going to disappear?
from dramathighs :
you are very kind. and even more intriguing.
from byebeautiful :
I'm right here :)
from atwowaydream :
Eep! I no longer have messenger, so I'll sign into mobile and send you the password. Oh, how I adore you, my darling hedgehog.
from integrating :
Thank you :)
from orangepeeler :
cheers for the nice notes :)
from narcissa :
done. i like it.
from narcissa :
interesting. will give this a shot.. but i fear i will reflexively add a slug of vodka and an olive
from narcissa :
sweet vermouth or dry vermouth?
from gr8legs :
thanks!! :)
from candoor :
I say make no decisions for tomorrow, especially when not feeling well today. Let tomorrow come without predetermined limits. The only certainty is change. Everything changes. No one knows what tomorrow might bring. Let today fall down, but you don't have to let it take tomorrow with it. Even if, at the moment, you feel like you want it to. Just because you feel like giving up today does not mean you will feel the same tomorrow. Anything can happen - let it. This philosophical moment has been brought to you by the letter H, as in Hope. Just because it is all gone today does not mean it won't pop up tomorrow.
from narcissa :
Omg dude, that's my life! Consider the possibility that you just made yourself more human in the eyes of these people? And own it? (e.g. "how about me as trainwreck the other night, eh?") [the eh is optional because you are not canadian like I am. But this approach has worked well for me in the past] Also consider that these are people who *work in bars* and therefore have been there. You've had a rough few months, please give yourself a break and don't cut yourself off from the places/ppl you enjoy. xox
from narcissa :
wait, what happened at Katelyn's bar??
from narcissa :
mountain lake: wild turkey, no question. Need that bite to stay warm!
from dangerspouse :
Thanks very much for that. Should I ever be so lucky as to find myself in your lovely town again, I'll head to Jolie Pearl first thing.
from dangerspouse :
That wouldn't be the Acme Oyster Bar by any chance, would it? My favorite spot when I visited, not least because of all the hats. And I see you still display your "Member of the Japanophile Ring" badge. Are you still a Japanophile, though the ring itself no longer exists?
from narcissa :
ok so it would actually be boring picture altho my tea mug is quite beautiful pottery.. I could use a nicer tumbler for my bourbon shots but frankly not sure I need anything that would encourage more drinking on my part. But I am embracing the tea/bourbon pairing on these cold late winter evenings. Also toddies, to increase efficiency.
from narcissa :
if i could post a picture of table right now: my tea (made with kettle) next to a shot of makers. I could not decide.
from narcissa :
i'm so sorry to hear about your Feudal Superior. That's a lot of time to know someone, and a tough loss, and of course it's impossible not to wonder about the person implications beyond simple loss. Double jameson, Thai food, friends, and lists sound like good strategies. Take care.
from dangerspouse :
Damn. I'm sorry for your loss. Seems like he must have been quite fond of you, despite his sometimes curmudgeonly ways. I do hope any required transition goes smoothly, without any financial insecurity on your part. All the best. I'll be thinking of you. Really.
from dangerspouse :
I'm fond of the "Marquis by Waterford" glassware line (this is Waterford's second label, less pricey than their famous cut crystal). I have their Full Body Red, Vintage White, and large snifters, and can recommend them all. Priced very low, too - certainly a much better value than Riedel. Whether you can buy them as singles though...well, that may be the sticking point. Realize that many restaurant supply stores only stock the sort of glassware that will stand up better to abuse, which means you get glasses with thicker rims, shorter stems, etc. If that's important to you (and I imagine it is), you should probably pass until you can find an outlet that services higher establishments. Or just bite the bullet and order 4-pack of those Waterfords and replace your current models :)
from narcissa :
just what this country needs.. another powderkeg issue.
from narcissa :
these northern states are nuts. I went to a local liquor store and there was a lady selling "bourbon" made in PHILLY.
from narcissa :
i didn't realize, until i read your entry, that what i was missing was bourbon. Thanks. Man, i leave the South for just a few months and my basic principles get shot to hell.
from dreams2tell :
Yes. If I read you right, that was part of what was intriguing in the symbolism of that particular dream. Both of the States mentioned somehow allude to psychic states. This idea is supported by the allusions to a third cerebral state - that of "heaven" -- even though that would not be a geographical State. I appreciate your catalyzing this insight.
from dreams2tell :
Thank you kindly, sir.
from dreams2tell :
Thank you kindly, sir.
from bethshort :
Glad to hear that Kaitlyn has a good position at a nice restaurant--I remember you writing about her a few years ago. I wish you happiness in the new year and good weather to wear your leather jacket in. Best wishes always. xo
from integrating :
Thank you for the Happy Holidays note. I haven't been on in so long. I have felt unmotivated. Hope you had a nice Christmas and have a Happy New Year.
from candoor :
You're a strange one, Mr. Raven (somehow thew song from How the Grinch stole Xmas popped into my head as I clicked on the note link and arrived here). I shall resist the loneliness and longing in your entry because I hover on the edge of that abyss myself too often these days (it's been a rather horrifying year, on many fronts... and not so great in the backs either), but damned those torpedoes and full speed into a headwind of fantasy and irreverence and distraction and whatever else comes along. I'm in Orlando, feel free to stop by. I hear there's a holiday weekend coming up. I shall return now to my babbling (perhaps I never left) and my seven decade mission to explore new worlds and boldly go where no man has gone before all the while attempting to be so adorably nonchalant that no one sees my casual desperation and someone stumbles into this life I loosely call mine to fit the broken puzzle piece that I am. I seem to continue to successfully amuse myself with words and music when the distraction of internet TV does not hold my attention, so pardon my laughter (it is self-directed) as I wish you hope and motivation to believe in better days and cuz that is all I've got and from my perspective, it's all I need. I want so much more, but as Gilda Radner said in a faux-film a long time ago, "dreams are like paper, they tear so easily..." and I too love to play. May you find something to amuse you, if not someone. Lucky are those who find words their playground. Back to my dreams.
from bombasine :
oh gosh, i meant to say ages ago, about turtle diary, how i especially liked the way hoban would set up for a cliche, and then offer some marvelously different payoff. (e.g. instead of lingering like a ghost, the scent of the previous occupant's lavender soap marched up and down the bathroom walls like a skeleton wearing armor.)
from candoor :
Someone passed away. The sad part of being away from DLand for a while. Even sadder than finding old friends locked up. Condolences. Blessings to you and thank you for keeping the light on. Hope all is well.
from lostasyou :
Thank you. And she unfortunately passed away. A few others on here have mentioned it in their entries. Can't believe it.
from bethshort :
It's good to have free drinks whether it's coffee or shots---that's how you know who likes you and who your friends are. I could use a go-to source for Eastern European and French films. Additionally, something tells me your Ms. Ginny would understand all about hopeless crushes on doomed foreign men...I wish I had someone to commiserate with over these things.
from narcissa :
Next week I stop in london for a couple of days on my way back to shiver, then home - which is now, weirdly, DC. Does not feel like home. I am completely rootless at the moment, ugh.
from narcissa :
dar is me! not so scary. here on work.. i expect in a week dar will disappear from your logs.
from lostasyou :
Sure, can you email lostasyou@hotmail.com?
from narcissa :
on my way to drop it off at FedEx!!!! I do feel so light... is it really over?!?!
from narcissa :
Thanks! it is one good thing in a horrible year.. now i can go into a Trumpian Winter with my Doctorate. I *just* finished! defended on the 3rd, revisions went in last night. How did you feel when you finished?
from stardumb :
It's been alrite. Why the worst? That sucks.. A new year will be upon us soon. Excited for the holidays? Talk soon this is where I've been writing now allinvented.blogspot.com!
from integrating :
What do you think of electoral votes vs. popular vote? It seems so unfair.
from hitch-hike :
I'm with you, man. I was nervous, too, and couldn't bear to watch TV on election night. As if these past 2 months couldn't get more interesting!!
from portlypete :
Time for another vodka and lime I feel. In fact you'd best get a few bottles in - I suspect you may need them come January.
from trainyard :
Diaryland feels more and more like a captainless space ship flying across the universe .. Every time I come back there are more bugs and no one to turn to. I kinda like that feeling but it also makes me worry that one day it'll just have gone AWOL and all my lil snippets of memories will be lost for ever..
from integrating :
Awww, your entry made me sad. I could feel your pain.
from notunique :
Sorry it took me this long to reply. Tour went well, very solitary. Found myself alone in a hotel room most nights. It was good, and I wish I could have kept doing it, but I would have had to move to LA.
from ladyofjazz :
Hey thanks for the note from way back, been meaning to visit for ages.
from dangerspouse :
It may be rather hard to find, but it's worth seeking out Antica brand Vanilla Sambuca. They go so far as to grow their own vanilla (as the back label fine print says "...in the valley between The Dolomites (sic) Mountains and the historic Island of Venice"). As you might imagine, this means they produce far less than more well known Italian distilleries. But if you see it on a store shelf, grab one and pay the premium. It's as sweet as other white sambucas, but with a discernible lilt from the vanilla. I find it a refreshing change from the usual one-note anisette examples. (How could someone mistake a Hufflepuff scarf for another house??)
from girl101 :
better, thanks. september is one of my favorite months -- it makes me want to buy school supplies and hang on to all that's left of summer / wear all the boots and sweaters. to a delicious fall.
from atwowaydream :
Camilla could have tap-danced her ultimate faerie incestual tragedy into my veins and I would have loved her. No matter what.
from whystinger :
Life has been very busy and I've not made time to read D-land or write. Hopefully I can fill you in more later... and get caught up on you! Thanks.
from integrating :
Seems like when I had a Zippo I was constantly refilling it.
from hitch-hike :
Every kid in my Great Lake state and Ontario learned about the Edmund Fitzgerald from listening to ol' Gordon or our science teacher. It's a fond regional remembrance!
from venusianfire :
I am always here somewhere. Years may pass, but I will forever haunt this space in some way. It's a comfort to know that there will always be others here too.
from glorycloud :
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories - Lawns by Mona Simpson
from integrating :
hahaha, dangerspouse....good to hear from you. Plans for autumn will be made by my controlling father. ugh, don't even want to go there.
from dangerspouse :
It's a "Glencairn". Back before real whisky/whiskey prices started rivaling 1st tier Sauternes (mid-90's) I was a member of "Defenders of the Malt". This was pre-internet, so every month we'd get our newsletter with tasting notes, distillery news, the usual. One ongoing discussion among the members was what sort of glass best showcased the drink. I recall there was about a 50/50 split between advocates of the Glencairn and those who preferred "nosing glasses". Nosing glasses have stems and look like small wine glasses. Their various bowl shapes had specific names also - "Copita" was one, but I'm hard pressed to remember any of the others all these years later. Anyway, I myself always thought it was a bit of an affectation, the lot of it. For the most part I either used a balloon snifter or a sherry copita. My bachelor pad at the time only had so much space for stemware. I don't think my favored Highlands suffered for it, either. (Perhaps it might be of interest to know that almost to a man the distillers interviewed in the various issues preferred younger bottles - 10 years seemed to be the most popular - rather than the more expensive (and lauded) older ones. They also all advocated adding just a few drops of water to your dram, saying it "opens it up". I can't say as I ever enjoyed younger Scotch over older examples myself, but I do still add that eyedropper of water into my snifter...when I'm lucky enough to have a bottle on the shelf *sigh*.) One final thought (I do go on, don't I? Sorry.) Don't pass up good Irish whiskey (or Welsh if you see it!) thinking it's inferior. You may recall Bushmill's "Black Bush" label besting all comers at a blind judging of Cognacs. It was snuck in as a lark, but judged Best In Show by the experts. Famously their distiller at the time said his secret was this: drop an ice cube into the whiskey, swirl it 3 times to the left, 3 to the right, and 3 bobs up and down. Remove the cube and serve. This imparts the exact amount of water to bring out all the flavors without diluting the whole. I used to enjoy doing that...back when nobody drank Irish whiskey except the Irish and my local Bottle King stocked it for $12/750ml. Now it's cheaper to drink Glenmorangie 10 I think. Oh well, I suppose my liver is happier for it....
from atwowaydream :
We could learn the much revered solitaire together. One of us could youtube tutorials, the other would google them, and then we'll both instagram the results while drinking sunset mimosas.
from narcissa :
i myself have always appreciated the aesthetic of a mysterious man in a bar with a whiskey and a book. But i take your point. Hang in there, the long hot Southern summer is winding down, and September always brings a feeling of new beginnings.
from pondlife :
It's a Lana Del Ray song, Mountain Dew. Summer was fairly bland, dissected between Charleston and the upstate. The country house in Forest Row is listed on several B&B registers with a caretaker, we haven't lived there in almost a year. The boys are growing, one is on Facebook. That is just shocking. Jesus, I am old. A little rain over there, I see.
from narcissa :
i don't mean a faraway expensive vacation. I mean, get in your car on a friday night and drive somewhere, anywhere, just for the hell of it. sunsets over rolling fields? whisky in louisville!? yuppie brunch in asheville?
from narcissa :
aug 14: raven, have you considered a vacation? those southern summers are draining. Get out of there? The cool smokeys?
from dangerspouse :
I don't think I've ever read such a dolorous entry from you. Brilliant, of course, but...damn.
from dangerspouse :
If you ever decide you wanna live the excitement that only a hundred dollar tube of meat can provide, I can help you make that Chateaubriand. I put up a step-by-step Pinterest tutorial at: https://www.pinterest.com/dangerspouse/chateaubriand/ . Er...in typical Dangerspouse fashion, I completely ignore how Pinterest is set up to be used. So, each step is a separate pin. Just click the second pic (the one with the meat still in plastic with the price tag). Once you open the pic, click on Comments as that's where I placed the instructions. Yeah, I know. Wifey already chewed me out about that. Click the pic itself for an expanded view. Click the right arrow to advance to the next step. (BTW, if 3 feet of meat is a bit much for you, just purchase an already butchered Chateaubriand cut and start at the tying-off step.) I'll trust you to e-mail this proud poppa a photo of yhe finished dish if you ever actually do it. Don't forget to include the wine bottle in the shot :)
from dangerspouse :
Ajo blanco is one of those dishes that needs to be more popular than it is. You're lucky you had a mom who made it, and I hope to read sometime of your own attempt. Hey, try this just once: one hour (and one hour appears to be the magic number, not 50 minutes, nor 70) before your steak hits the heat, salt it. Dust all sides with salt, loosely cover with plastic wrap, then set it aside - on the counter if you cook to medium or above, in the fridge if you prefer rare. The salt draws out water from the flesh, which is then turned to saline and sucked back in. Presto: some internal seasoning AND brining. This is how I start wifey's favorite Chateaubriand recipe, and it works a treat. Pre-Disney Times Square always struck me as a wonderful, exotic place to be when I was very young. The various cross streets between the Port Authority and B'Way/7th Ave were worlds away from the antiseptic suburban neighborhoods where I was raised. I almost expected to see Popeye Doyle leaping out of a Plymouth Fury after some low level Afro'd thug every time I took the bus in. I couldn't wait to be old enough for them to let me in Carnival World and blow off some testosterone! Never did, sadly. Alphabet City had that same vibe for a while (along with Babes in Toyland, one of wifey's regular stops when she first moved out here) but I don't know if it's still that way, as it's been some years now. I'll have to read that book....
from bethshort :
I would read and swim as well and the Pacific and later Atlantic Oceans were my pool. Read and swim, yes. When I was little I would draw lots of pictures of far away places I wanted to go: Parisian streets and big, Russian palaces. I dreamt of being a writer, a dancer (ha!) and a spy---A Russian spy. Thank you for sharing your memories! I would like to have been by the pool with you.
from astitchaway :
Thank you! I quite enjoy reading yours as well. I wish I got around these parts more often.
from atwowaydream :
If you haven't already, give FKA Twigs "Pendulum" a listen. The video is erotic and striking, her voice is somehow both angelic and seductive.
from dangerspouse :
Cloudy Bay is excellent, but it became overpriced almost immediately upon Robert Parker & Co "discovering" it. Don't get me wrong, it's worth it if you got it. But if price is a factor, nearby vineyards (and on an island that size, practically everything is nearby to everything else) also bottle excellent examples for far, far less scratch. On an unrelated note: you have the best female friends in the universes. Or at least the best letter writing ones. Sorry about the bald spot. Now go look at The Donald. See? It could be worse.
from hitch-hike :
Sex toy advice: 1. Buy then with an eager partner. 2. If #1 doesn't happen, buy some anyway but be sure they are washed before use. 3. Baby oil or a massage oil are crowd pleasers, along with a good lube. Happy playing!
from bethshort :
This reminds me: I need new sex toys. As to product: I LOVE garnier's under eye rollers! They are amazing and towards the end of the month, when I am "out" and have to wait, I find myself getting anxious. For shampoo: I use Organix sulfate free M. Argan Oil products the good majority of the time, a bit pricey but available at drugstores and very nourishing and thickening, easy on dye as well. I hate humidity, despise it in fact, but I rather adore you---at this juncture, I go ahead and assume it will always be so.
from dangerspouse :
Hide sex toys? I wouldn't even know where I could stow a sheep in my house, let alone keep it from bleating once I got it in there. No, it's just you. (And I have got to try bourbon and lemonaid now. Why hadn't I thought of that before? Thanks!)
from hitch-hike :
Miami apparel tip: no black outerwear unless you have a court date or attend a funeral. Try beige, tan, or lighter colors :)
from atwowaydream :
Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged Ringwraiths.
from dangerspouse :
Kismet that we both wrote of marriages today, although you more adroitly, as usual. I have to look up Cristina. Those lyrics were...lyrical.
from bethshort :
Only if "Rationalia" then resembles "Saturnalia."
from stardumb :
Hot and heavy. :)
from narcissa :
oh,i do international public health work. Lots of travel.. used to be more Asia but now a lot of Africa. You should not be afraid! it is a beautiful continent with lots to see.
from trainyard :
Do you read German?
from integrating :
I have a farmer's almanac calendar. I looked to see what this full moon was called. I saw it as snowberry moon. Then I thought, why would a full moon in June be called snowberry? Had to get the magnifying glass. Am I getting old or is the print actually getting smaller?
from narcissa :
i would not be surprised if your international fanbase includes uganda, but yes, it could be me (i'm there pretty often for work!)
from narcissa :
NEVER READ THE COMMENTS! i really enjoyed your entry today. Have a good weekend (and the wheat beers! are not heavy - so summery and fresh!)
from julymalaise :
Raven, I will message you on l-j with the password, also wanted to ask you something !
from julymalaise :
Why thank you!
from julymalaise :
And thank you, I missed talking to you 😊
from julymalaise :
Yeah, I still come on time to time to read entries. Life has been busy, in a good way. And yeah, I'll get a p/w sent to you via LJ
from julymalaise :
Hey there, I missed you too. Hope all is well. I don't write on here much. I'm kinda disappointed that D-Land deleted my old journal...
from pondlife :
06/03/16 Spotify is preferable to Pandora. Curated playlists, sure, but very agreeable. Or listen by genre, moods, or artists stations. You can even enter an artists name and go from there. Simple to use regardless of platform. How are you these days?
from thruthecrowd :
Wow, thank you! I appreciate that!
from narcissa :
i *LOVE* spotify. Been using it since about 2012 and i really never looked back. The only thing is that you're spending all this money and you never ever own any of the music - your investment only goes as far as your monthly payment. But still. Highly recommend. The app isn't awesome (I think it's a lot easier to use on a desktop so I usually run it on my laptop while i'm working) but it's fine.. and you can save playlists on your phone to listen to when you're offline. So yes! And you can share playlists, which is nice too.
from bethshort :
LOVE the most recent entry! I would like to talk with you about it sometime. So much yes.
from ravengreen :
Thanks for sharing the info on the Margot Robbie American Psycho. I'm very intrigued by the gender switch in this one. Not switching for the sake of a remake. i.e. the new Ghostbusters. I think this would be absolutely fascinating.
from atwowaydream :
Yes! As soon as I noticed the little rabbit I associated it to a reference of The Witch's familiar or messenger. I immediately thought of Isobel Gowdie and her claims that she and other "witches" would conspire and transform into hares. As for the movie, I thought it was beautifully done -- and those twins. ::shiver::
from atwowaydream :
The Killing is absolutely brilliant so far. I needed some knid of fix after my love affair with the first season of True Detective, and I'm not disappointed. Another to check out is the FFrench version of The Returned, not sure if I've already suggested it. Haunting, atmospheric, and quite unsettling.
from portlypete :
Randomly, I came across your latest post. Most of what you write is foreign to me (G.B.S was so right about 'being divided by a common language'). However, I certainly share your sadness that so many brilliant and amusing writers have moved on, or faded away. And I can't understand why. Were they seduced by the ability to add unnecessary pictures, graphics and fancy fonts? Did they get bored with my pie-eyed posts? To my mind, some definitely had the talent to go furher, and write full-time. If my loss was their gain, then I am happy. p.s. I tracked back through a couple of your entries and found this: "If you invoke Adolf Hitler, you've already lost the argument". You may know that, in the UK, at the moment, we are debating the wisdom of remaining in the European Union. Some, who are opposed to us staying in The Community, have compared certain EU country's (no names, but they might begin with a 'G') ambitions to those of Adolf - namely a federal state of Europe, ruled by ... guess who. Whilst the opposition's proposition may have some weight, invoking Adolf may have been a step too far. Whilst on the subject of wanna-be megalomaniacs, how do you feel about Donald with his finger on the red button?
from narcissa :
oh, i always ALWAYS wonder about those people who stopped writing, and hope everyone lived happily ever after. I know I don't post much these days, but I'm a faithful reader, and I also miss that community.
from candora :
Someone sparked a memory of meeting at Diaryland in an email last week so I revisted (actually, I revisted behind the Candoor even though I am logged in as Candora). I am apparently now compelled to explore and summarize my experience in an entry because I am still addicted to this online writing thing, even if I mostly do it elsewhere. Any day now. Thank you for continuing to remind me I am not the only one. :)
from stepfordtart :
CAMBRIDGE! Shes at CAMBRIDGE! I bloody KNEW you werent paying attention! ;-) s x
from stepfordtart :
Disappointed you mentioned Cambridge without mentioning Christs, as its SUCH a beautiful place (and my daughter is there). s x PS Oxford Brookes isnt Oxford, any more than Anglia Ruskin is Cambridge. These are things foreigners need to know ;-)
from stepfordtart :
Completely forgot to apologise for my stoopid-ass phone autocorrecting 'Sayle' to 'Style'. My phone knows less than NOTHING about comfortable footwear (or Marxist comedians, come to think of it). s x
from hitch-hike :
I've been introduced to eggs benedict with lobster, which is quite good! I found some nice breakfast places in nearby fishing villages, some which are on the water!
from narcissa :
"the violet hour". Never heard that term before. Love it.
from stepfordtart :
Don't know if this will help you decide on the Dr Martens or not: https://g.co/kgs/IfQ4Q (if it won't play, try searching 'alexei style Dr martens boots) on you tube. ;-) s x
from bethshort :
"Between deckhouses on a hydrofoil bound down the Danube from Vienna to Budapest." Just...yes!
from bethshort :
Never forget the ponies. Someone must speak for them and to them <3
from integrating :
"What was the place in New Haven a thousand years ago that made those great orange freezes?"..Was it Orange Julius?
from bethshort :
Ah, flat whites! I can get the coffeehouse here to make me one I just get a modified "Cortado." Some things make life worth living.
from girl101 :
"So little time to myself--- I seem to have less and less time to just read and look out to the river. I miss all that. I miss being nocturnal and a read-'til-dawn person." i feel you on this. i miss being nocturnal, too, sometimes. and get aways are so necessary. vacation is Real Life, too.
from bethshort :
Another day, another dawn, dear Raven. You will read books again and dream rivers, too. <3
from stardumb :
Hah well the wind coulda taken me anywhere, but there's so many places I need to begin again.. with that thought.
from hitch-hike :
I was wondering if you were working on your lists and was about to ask...
from atwowaydream :
The Danish girl, girls in Doc Martins, and pettable little corgis. Sounds like a good way to end the weekend.
from bethshort :
I love that you look at ship's registries.
from atwowaydream :
"Remember passing notes in grade school and having either the teacher or Mean Girls intercept the notes and read them aloud? Now imagine that done by Social Justice Cult creatures or embittered exes. Far too risky." - I adore you. I also love the Marxist April Fool's joke.
from atwowaydream :
"The title of the article is "Cheltenham Has No Brothels--- I Wonder Why". That phrase desperately needs to be a code phrase in every spy novel or film for the next fifteen years." - Ha! I'm going to look for this article. I hope you're enjoying Your Reese's Eggs, T.S. Elliot, Casino ham (or ham of some sort) with all of your stufflings. Oh, and I need to message you a change of address on FB later. Kisses to you, my dahling.
from bethshort :
Always listen for Ravens, Raven. <3
from secret-motel :
Ah, thank you. Very much.
from narcissa :
ha!ha!ha! spring/summer plans! my life is so up in the air right now. I'm like sisyphus with the boulder. It really all depends on when i manage to finish this draft and schedule my defense, but really hoping to finish it up by July? It might just be possible. [i want some chargrilled oysters and a very nice whiskey. perhaps i will take myself to acme]
from lostasyou :
I'm still here!
from hitch-hike :
A most pleasant late morning would be spent enjoying grits, mimosas, and a beautiful view, with the sounds of 60s Brazilian jazz floating in the air (Joao and Astrud Gilberto? Yes!)! This can be done!... If you're interested in an offshoot, check out Bebel Gilberto's "Tanto Tempo" CD. Thievery Corporation did a nice CD called "Saudade."
from cocoabean :
Hi! Just started reading you, and I have to agree that many people will vote not FOR someone, rather, AGAINST Trump. This is just disgusting.
from glorycloud :
Beth Orton has a new album coming out.
from bethshort :
Ah, yes. Re: Ergot theory---I do as well---it's just fun to say "Witches be trippin'" and see who is familiar with the theory. It's an interesting conversation/debate starter. As to forgetting things---it happens to all of us, just be glad you remembered your shoes--I had a day just before my shift at the library where I got half way down my hallway before I realized my feet had no shoes of any kind on them...ha!
from bethshort :
The answer to your "witch panic" question may have something to do with moldy bread, actually. Ergot poisoning: Witches be 'trippin. Once they figured that out, or began to, incidences of witch panic may have been less. Just a thought. I haven't seen the movie yet but plan to very soon, before it leaves my city.
from integrating :
I'm glad you liked Adult World.
from hitch-hike :
Old White Guys Dive Bar? Bahahahaha!!! That description cracked me up!
from cocoabean :
I remember those dive bars... fun times! Well, what I remember of them. hah!
from integrating :
Patrick Bateman...Yes! Netflix...have been watching the entire series of Charmed. Just started final season. Can't wait til it's over. Don't let it suck you in. You won't be able to get out. Try the movie Adult World. I watched it and still have it in My List because I want to watch it again. Knock Knock with Keanu Reeves is worth a mention too. Don't we all love sick fun?
from astitchaway :
Thanks for the welcome! I'll try to keep updated.
from astitchaway :
Hey!! I'm back. I know it's been a long time, but, diaryland is like, home.
from dangerspouse :
Thanks for the note. You were (are) one of the writers I've admired for quite some time who DIDN'T bail on D-Land, and I've always been thankful for that. Keep the faith, yo.
from bethshort :
"Pavel Mikoyan is screaming on the Moon." Cosmonauts. Burning up in space. That must be what I heard last night....or the Anarchist Raccoons, which I first read as "Antichrist Raccoons."
from atwowaydream :
"The Lover" was my teenage version of Lolita. It helped that my lover at the time was at least twenty years (Okay, twenty-seven, to be exact) my senior. But yes - Jane March! I still have the soundtrack of the film which she sent me, and I don't think there is a song that evokes a stronger emotion in me than "A Kiss on the Window."
from atwowaydream :
Nothing could ever go wrong with a murderous nymphomaniac - morality is entirely overrated and yes, I will be re-reading Juliette. I need some good old-fashioned debauchery in my life throughout the doldrums of adulting.
from bethshort :
I am getting something in the post to you a bit late, but I had to find just the right card before I wrote you for the Hallmark Holiday of Holiday's devoted to love and lust and musings and...markings. Glad you enjoyed yourself---don't fret over the cash---a few times a year is needed, and not bad at all! I do it once a year myself. <3
from whystinger :
Oh yes, that IS the deepest South!
from whystinger :
I snoop here once in a while, but today I noticed "the deepest of the South..." What state or? if you don't mind me asking. I was in Savannah, GA (fairly deep south) and now I am deeper, near Orlando.
from bethshort :
Yes, we truly do live in the cabaret absurdia, don't we? Day drinking can be quite good, if you find the right place, and it sounds like you have...so cheers!
from bethshort :
Thanks for stopping by and urging on my return! I missed this place. There's nothing wrong with hiding out from crowds and stuff---I did that just last night---effing sportsball!
from hitch-hike :
Funeral food isn't much different than holiday food. My father's side does rice with pigeon peas, grilled, seasoned pork, fried plantains, and boiled yucca. The Mexican American side does tacos, refried beans, and red or yellow rice in combination with American delicacies. The only difference between funerals and special occasions is more sobbing and tears of bereavement (at least initially). After a certain point, out comes the food and alcohol and it's party time, whether it's for a death or a wedding!
from strayrecluse :
username: wander password: lust
from integrating :
"Tomorrow is the neighbourhood Mardi Gras ("Madras Grass") parade." No Super Bowl party?"
from integrating :
"If you're going to prank a naming poll, use my favourite: WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD THERE CAN BE NO REDEMPTION OF SIN." "Oh, and...STOP ME BEFORE I KILL AGAIN." Most excellent.
from girl101 :
i still keep in touch with iremainyours, she is doing beautiful things with her life. what a sweetheart with such a gift for words. i wished she was my big sister. glad you are writing, too. glad we keep this up for the memories, for whatever else. i used to IM (what an old thing!) with heartracer, i really miss her and wonder how she's doing and what happened to that love she got on a plane for.
from integrating :
What is Gaucho Mardi Gras?
from integrating :
Hydroxycut
from integrating :
Out here in Bandera, TX, The Cowboy Capital of The World, we had Cowboy Mardi Gras parade. Didn't go but thought that would amuse you....Will have to ask Dr. if Hydrocut is safe to take along with the other 10 meds I'm on.
from movingsands :
Aye, aye Sensei. Will get right on it!
from atwowaydream :
I meant to thank you earlier for your advice and kind words, which are very much appreciated. Also, I received a very special packet in the mail with some of your entries which I read through while listening to Hannah Fury while sipping on Pinot. It's one thing to read entries online, but to have them in my hands, flipping through them like a threadbare book (and yes, you should be writing one) is an entirely different experience. Your microaggression/midget definition almost made me spit out my wine in laughter. You are a delightful, incredibly eloquent, and very dear friend to me.
from narcissa :
you have doggie mardi gras too?! how can that possibly be a thing in more than one city? Was there already Barkus when you were growing up in new orleans?
from dangerspouse :
Oops. "THE packaging". Stupid fat fingers....
from dangerspouse :
Thank you for saying that about N-degrasse-T. It's something I've thought for a while, but never felt comfortable bellowing to all his sycophants. His facts are correct, but...then packaging? Whew. It's been my professional opinion for some time that he does not cogently express himself, and combines his inarticulate stumblings with a smug demeanor. And a bit of a speech impediment, it must be said. He's technically correct. But he's unwatchable. (Try those choco biscuits with port some day. I recommend a ~15 dollar Fonseca "Bin 27", for my money about the best of the "house blend" styles than many of the producers release that are neither ruby, tawny, LBV or vintage. Should you be so lucky as to have access to a chocolatier that stocks Teuscher truffles, grab a dark variety and pair THAT. You can come back and thank me later.)
from hitch-hike :
how does one contact you directly?
from narcissa :
oh thank you, and likewise. 2016, how did that happen? Enjoy the deep south for me today (perhaps with some bourbon, as i would do?).. when i left yesterday, it was beautifully warm but with storms rolling in. Now up in the Frigid North, huddling over a heater.
from hitch-hike :
How are you, Eduardo-Kun? I survived my first year back at Xanadu Tech and my fishing village. The year started off with tons of drama. Want any sent your way???? Well, here's to a new year of messages from the ether and surprises of all types!
from stepfordtart :
Fucking dreadful, but thanks for asking. s x
from girl101 :
if i'm getting older, you're getting older! ha. thank god. thank god for age and wisdom. happy weekend to you!
from integrating :
"but I did get Eggs Lafayette (beef tenderloin and poached eggs with Hollandaise on English muffins) and hash browns with Cajun seasoning." Sounds yummy!
from dangerspouse :
"Waffles Burton" is the perfect name for a corgi. Get one. They're good reading companions, but will also help you herd your sheep. Or bicyclists, as the case may be. My Casey Magritte used to herd bears back to our house, a rather disquiting habit that I don't recommend. But I suspect you're not in danger of that sort of thing, so yeah, get one.
from yellopenguin :
don't wait any longer to watch mr. robot. (!!)
from atwowaydream :
I remember on a somewhat recent FB post, you had mentioned an author who wrote a book on witchcraft and the difference of being possessed and.. . bewitched? I've been burning (sorry for the European witch pun) to read it, but I can't remember what the title was. Enlighten me? I would be so very grateful. And by the way, received your Christmas card and I will be sending late Krampus cards out this month. Always, many hugs to you, my dear friend.
from dangerspouse :
..."now called Caitlyn" is the best joke I've heard all year.
from dangerspouse :
Ahhh, Warre's is indeed an excellent port. Their declared year vintages are always among the most sought after. Well done!
from dangerspouse :
You like port, and the idea of a port city. It's kismet, I tell you. (What kind of port were you drinking, btw?) Ha! Ice weasels! I first encountered them in the pre-Simpson's Matt Groening strip "Love is Hell". If I recall, the quote ran something along the lines of: "Love is racing across the frozen tundra on an out of control snowmobile that suddenly flips, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come...." They've been a staple of my love analogies ever since. Have a happy 2016, kid. Keep writing beautiful. ("It's a shame she won't live. But then again, who does." Not Batty, but my favorite quote.)
from integrating :
Do you live in New Orleans? I hate to ass-u-me anything....if so, I envy you. It's a place I'd love to visit.
from integrating :
Happy New Year's Eve!
from integrating :
"Oh--- I've never actually heard an Evanescence song. For what it's worth." Not missing anything...my opinion. I don't get people that like her.
from integrating :
" Kissed one who told me that I reminded her of someone...this "really cool older guy named Eduardo-kun"." Imagine that!
from yellopenguin :
delights sound delightful. i could use a little of that. i'm bidding this year a much quieter, bittersweet kinda bon voyage.
from yellopenguin :
december, oh december - certainly not my favorite time. but good for dreaming. so yeah, i've been sleeping a lot this month, even when i'm awake. very excited for that new year's kinda hedonism. how are you?
from integrating :
mmmm...gyros
from girl101 :
the night is dark and full of terrors - HA. that made me laugh. it is, it really is. glad to hear you had a nice thanksgiving. i was oceanside for 100% of it and regret nothing (also, i liked the key lime pie better than pumpkin. there's a lot of miami in me, still, always.)
from glorycloud :
Many years ago when we lived in Houston Texas I bought myself a montblanc meisterstuck fountain pen 149- I went through a phrase of writing with fountain pens, but found them hard to write with-ink soaking the paper-the best pen I have found for writing in my paper diary is a Staples OptiFlow-peace
from integrating :
happy birthday sweetie pie :)
from neo412 :
I am on the same page as you with the whole "micro-aggression" and all of these ridiculous words and alterations to the English language that has been popping up recently. George Carlin has an awesome rant on how people use language to hide their sins.
from dangerspouse :
"I might be able to be a Splenda Daddy" made me laugh, which surprised me because immediately beforehand I was still morosely considering your opening lines about the abominations in Paris. I also miss the longform writing skills that used to be on display everywhere around here in DL. There are a few stalwarts still carrying that torch (notably: you), but it's not like Ye Olde Days when there was a constant, vibrant back-and-forth among numerous parties. So yes, write about Brunello di M. if you get to try one. I used to love the stuff back when Italy was (often deservedly) considered a wine backwater, and a savvy geek could pick up a bottle of the best for only a few thousand lira. Talking point to impress your friends: to qualify for the name, Brunello di M. must be made only of Sangiovese grapes, grown at a specific altitude range, and aged at least 4 years before release (5 if it's labeled "reserva"). This is what separates it from nearby Chianti and Montepulciano, both of which use Sangiovese blends that also aren't required to age as long in barrel. That difference is huge - Brunellos are about the only Sangiovese based wine I don't consider red tinted gasoline - but also explains the huge price premium. Still, if you can afford it, it's worth trying at least once just to see how great these Italians can be. (And if you want to be a real pedant, you can learn a bit about the area's microclimates and hold forth on how the north facing slope vines produce wines of a markedly different character than the west and south facing ones. It's true, too.) Finally, don't be so quick to dismiss the Mighty Muscat. Aside from being the single most common wine grape in the world, grown under a variety of names, it also produces some of the greatest wines in the world - and in a number of completely different styles. For years Muscat de Beaumes de Venise has been called "The poor man's d'Yquem" for very good reason. The Italian "Moscato Passito", with its traditional straw mat desiccation that mimics the "muffa nobile" of Botrytis, is the best underrated sweet wine on the planet according to many a cognoscente. My own personal wine-value-of-the-century (so far) may be the "BV Muscat de Beaulieu", which mimics quite nicely a lighter style Sauternes or Barsac...but for 9 dollars the half-bottle at my local shop(!). Those are all sweet, of course. But muscat also produces dry wine of amazing nuance and complexity when in the hands of a skilled vintner. Just a year ago at the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park with NewWifey(tm), the sommelier suggested a dry muscat from upstate NY, and I'm glad I took his suggestion. As good a food wine as any white I've had, bar none. So open your mind, your mouth, and your wallet. In reverse order. I think you'll find it worthwhile. And if not...there's always white zin :)
from dangerspouse :
Years ago I read a humor compendium, and one of the works was titled something along the lines of "Various Genres Written in the Style of Russian Novels". What followed were 7 or 8 short stories; a comedy, a mystery novel, a love story, etc., each of which ended with the line, "He opened the door and walked out into the snow." It was pretty funny, and from my experience, true. The same can be said for your astute observation regarding the advancing raccoon scourge, btw.
from integrating :
"There bloody well better be free donuts Friday. That's all I have to say. Free donuts or else I call in the Anarchist Raccoons." That is so funny. I would put that in your comment on my profile, but the Spice Girl quote is still the funniest. :) My favorite childhood book is Where The Wild Things Are. It was bought for me when I was very young and sick and had to stay home from school.
from narcissa :
HA! anarchist raccoons. I need a contingent.
from atwowaydream :
I think of you wearing a purple tie while pondering velociraptor reality shows (with the inclusion of feathers, of course), and drinking chocolate milk in a martini glass. . . with a straw. And that image makes me smile. Every once in a while we should always resort to childhood whimsy - just not while reading Nihilistic Arby's updates. Or fuck it. Especially while reading Nihilistic Arby's updates.
from dangerspouse :
Oh! Sorry, meant to pass this on with the previous not: if you do go shopping for Armagnac, it's worth the additional $$ to go for the grade(s) above "VSOP". Like Cognacs, both "VS" and "VSOP" grades tend to be undistinguished and indistinguishable from one another. Spring for at least "XO". Good luck!
from dangerspouse :
Thanks for the note back. It actually jogged my memory of the stretch of my youth where I absolutely adored Spanish "solera" brandies - particularly Cardenal Mendoza Gran Reserva. This was before it was discovered by the wider brandy loving world and could be had for a song. Now that song costs more than The Glenlivet (12 year), so it's been some time since it's graced my bar. Pity. If you ever get the chance....
from dangerspouse :
Me for Cognac with the greatest "Angel's Share" loss that I can afford, or Port, with dark chocolate. At least that's what I say in public. To you, in this dark corner of the internet, I say "I think it might actually go better with a single malt from the Highlands...and Armagnac rather than Cognac (bonus: you can get Armagnac in vintage years, unlike C. Impress your date by procuring her birth year!). Also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEgxk88KNDg Beautiful writing once again, kiddo.
from dangerspouse :
Just as a point of interest, Ong's Hat is 85 miles from Manunka Chunk. Which is almost exactly half that distance from Dangerhouse. There is some hidden meaning there, I'm sure.
from dangerspouse :
Who knew giraffes evolved to be so undrawable? What sort of genetic advantage does that give them, I wonder? Either way, that site was just way more fun to peruse than I'd like to admit. Well done!
from dangerspouse :
HA! I went on a guided walking tour of Literary London a few years ago, through the mews and muses, and found to my horror....there IS no 221-B Baker Street! At least there wasn't at the time of Doyle. They put a plaque over some door to show where it WOULD have been, but that was hardly succor. I was there solely to see the fabled post box just outside his door - the one where my own muse, Danger Mouse, had his base of operations. But alas, that too turned out to be fiction. (221-B Barker Street! Oh man, I can't believe you remember that parody too! Wheeeee!) Oh, and tapirs don't steal dreams. They just borrow them, but forget to give them back. All snout, no brain, they are.
from yellopenguin :
i do read! well, you know, the cards read me. but yeah. i was raised on rider-waite so it continues to feel most resonant. my current deck has recently become like a beautiful and comfortable lover to me, so it's really getting good right now.
from dangerspouse :
The capybara and tapir both feature in my family crest (the tapir in the bar sinister, because, y'know, the nose....). Fabulous creatures, both. BTW, the incredible BBC/British Museum co-production "A History of the World in 100 Objects" devotes one segment to Albrecht Dürer's famed rhino print. I do recommend it - the entire series, if you have the time. (Beautifully written entry also, Raven, in case I didn't mention it.)
from integrating :
Last Fri night my cousin, Tracey, invited me over for Movie Night. Your mention of eating popcorn made me remember this. We watched Mad Max, the new one. Great flick if you're into Mad Max....you probably aren't. lol
from yellopenguin :
hi. we used to exchange notes when i was in high school. do you remember that?
from dangerspouse :
Lol! "Sentient Pemmican". If I ever form a band - or learn to cook Cree - that header's going at the top of my stationary. That's my non-Arbitrary Social Rule.
from integrating :
9.19.15 Funny entry. Happy Saturday
from integrating :
Oh Miley Cyrus is dating a Victoria's Secret model?? Oh that is hot!
from integrating :
"I always knew this is how the End of Days would start--- with marsupials. They were always slated to be the harbingers of the End." hahahahaha!!!
from stepfordtart :
Still there! :-)
from narcissa :
weird - second time I read about alien-themed porn in 24 hours. The first was flipping through a message board on amazon and someone was looking for something like "realistic romance novels with aliens that look like aliens" - which i read as a euphemism for alien porn. Is this the new vampires?
from integrating :
I had the same problem one time when I allowed an update to my itunes and it messed everything up. Kris says, "Never update your itunes!"
from integrating :
I know..my 21 yr old son was in elementary school when I found this site. It used to be so active.
from integrating :
Finally looked this guy up. "Nihilist Arby's ‏@nihilist_arbys Aug 7 10am:Traffic is terrible. You're running out of gin. The girl in the trunk won't stop screaming. She'll be dead soon. So will you. Eat arbys 1,046 retweets 1,354 favorites"
from integrating :
"As @Nihilist_Arbys reminds us: As you bleed out in the dust, remember: if some Arby's was strewn around, the carrion birds wouldn't be picking at your eyes yet ‪#‎Pray4death" Loved this... and yes, glorycloud...I think Andrew has completely abandoned this site.‬
from atwowaydream :
Please do tell me what you think about What We Do in the Shadows - I tagged you in my own little ecstatic review of it on my facebook! There are some cult-like one liners that stab he in the heart with vampire New Zealand flat-mate wit.
from glorycloud :
Raven72 I was wondering how you archive older entries. I seem to not be able to archive older entries since December 2014. How do you do it now? I think the fellow who ran Diaryland has left us to for good. peace
from dangerspouse :
The one and only thing I don't miss about my recently passed Pembroke Corgi is waking up to an unbroken line of poop extendeding from my dining room to my bedroom every 5th of July morning. Never did find an effective PTSD treatment (Post Traumatic Stress Dump, as my wife eloquently coined it). Noise cancelling ear buds, firearms insert plugs, ThunderShirt(tm), Benadryl, vacuum cleaner distraction...nothing worked. All he had to do was see a flash of light, and he knew. Thanks, Pavlov. Anyway, shout out to some really good dry/demi-sec muscats being produced these days in places like the Finger Lakes and even some lesser known regions like Missouri and Texas. It can be hit-or-miss on the cloying scale, but when it's hit, it's a hit. Of cour$e, you could alway wave off the cheap pretenders and go straight for the top. Get a bottle of "Y" (pronounced "E-grek"), the dry semillon produced by the almost mythical Chateau d'Yquem in the rare years where the botrytis cinerea fungus does not turn their crops to nectar. And if you do try a bottle of "Y"...leave me a note at my place and let me know how it was. I've never been able to afford the stuff. Sorry you didn't get ribs....
from dangerspouse :
What kind of wine, man? WHAT KIND OF WINE?! So worries about catching a tummy bug are keeping you out of the dating pool, huh? Listen, just drink more of that un-named wine. Alcohol is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inhibition, right? Problem solved. Makes you a better driver too, fwiw. Good luck, and Happy 4th :)
from integrating :
a wallet, an umbrella, bottle of hydrochodone, bottle of clonazapam, a list of the 9 medications I'm on inside of an envelope in case I need medical attention, a little cross I put in my purse while moving so I wouldn't lose it, a Freebirds button (don't know why that's there), a beautiful silver ring I didn't want to lose, a lighter with a picture of a tiger, a travel size bottle of body lotion, 2 ponytail holders, an old check register I saved in case I needed it (don't need it anymore, going in trash), a loose dime, a pair of readers (I forgot they were in there), a small bottle of Sand and Sable perfume, a nail file, a tube of Loreal dark pink lip gloss, a tube of cranberry cupcake flavored lip gloss, a tube of Black Orchid lipstick, a tube of Cherry Chap Stick, a tube of Loreal Naturally Nude lipstick, and a key ring holding a rubber crown that says Princess.
from integrating :
Do you really want to know what's in my purse?
from stepfordtart :
This is where Im from:https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/136+Romsey+Rd,+Southampton+SO16+4DQ/@50.9257186,-1.4409208,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x4874742c0f52ef4b:0x8c75599c9542a02 If i got more 'southern' than that, Id be in the sea. I assume you arent too bothered about which country we're talking about? ;-) s x
from stepfordtart :
Im an Idiot. I saw "The only thing worth fighting for" and immediately though tof "A Girl Worth Fighting For" from Mulan. :-)
from integrating :
I would totally freak out if that happened to me. sigh
from integrating :
I have a phobia about bridges too! I slow down to a snail's pace and pray the whole way. Driving across the bridge to Corpus Cristi gave me a panic attack.
from stepfordtart :
"Foreigners do the oddest things", says the land of spray cheese and hominy grits. ;-) s x
from integrating :
"Why not wash down that regrettable semen-of-the-coke-dealer taste in your mouth with a little Arbys? Arbys: no one here cares what you do." Priceless.
from fifidellabon :
Hey, how YOU doon? I have given up the corporate chizz and am living a wildly different life now. Still happy, still somewhat cruise-azy, but deffo happier. I am a librarian and an editor now, and I actually have time to live. I make loads better drinks now...'cos I went to bar school in 2012. Maybe I had ought to update. Soonishly. Hope you are putting some awe in awesome! XOFifi
from integrating :
6.01.15.....TFLN..funny as hell! " I suppose I could smile thinly and suggest that in a better world, she'd have been sucked out of the universe like a watermelon seed and spat into the abyss long, long ago." You're killing me!
from candoor :
rarely am i here at diaryland, but still remembering enjoying the words you leave here... the childlike ring links are not working, but it is good to see you are :)
from dangerspouse :
I always read you. I don't always understand you (the inside references, not the words per se...usually) but I always read you. You are a very skilled wordsmith and I get a real kick out of the brilliant lines you often craft.
from dangerspouse :
What a great entry. Best I've seen in a while. (And not just because you referenced the trilby, a hat I've always wanted to own since finding that one of my favorite Goon Show characters wore on all the time. Maybe even in bed.) Rock on.
from integrating :
I never understood how people can fall for these scams. Rule of thumb...if you didn't enter a contest, you're not going to win one....I hate texting too. It's the only way my youngest son will communicate with me and my older son is starting to txt me from his room. I don't know what this world is coming to but I'm not liking it.
from stepfordtart :
Surely "Rage, Rage, against the dying of the light!" shouldnt be said in an evil-spectre voice (even if it is your BEST one)? Ive always said that in a 'desperate, pleading' voice. In fact, it popped into my head very recently, when I was actually willing someone to live. I save my evil-spectre for "I do not like it, Sam-I-am" - used to make my kids squeal with terror!
from stepfordtart :
Im a wine 'tard but I do know quite a bit about England. I know it used to be a bit warmer here in the C12/13th and we used to produce our own wine but then the climate changed and we stopped. We had to import our wine instead. Maybe the wine we made when we had the weather for it was red and we just went on buying that in because it was what we knew? We do produce wine again here now and apparently some of it's pretty good. I wouldnt know. Maybe you would know whether red/white grapes need different climates? Perhaps that had something to do with it. *shrugs* s x
from integrating :
I'm laughing at the cow-tipping joke! LOL
from charminggirl :
I'm reading a lot of books. So far this year I've read 150 books.
from integrating :
"What's your April like?"....very relaxing. By moving into the Hill Country of TX and out of the big city I am once again communing with nature. Lovely. A lot of stress lifted. It's been storming the last two days complete with thunder and lightning. Lovin it.
from stepfordtart :
'Round these parts, Albert and Bernard would have agreed 'that bitch Cheryl is fucking MENTAL' and gone to the pub. s x
from stepfordtart :
Yah. We do. ;-) s x
from stepfordtart :
Of course I remember the song - my best friend Liz was at Canterbury Uni with her brother, Ramon, who played the gay motorcycle courier (Ferdy) in 'This Life'. *wry eyebrow lift of smugness*
from stepfordtart :
There is a certain type of person who enjoys Mumford and Sons. I am sure you will have heard "I Will Wait" - I am certain it was the only song ever played on the radio in 2012. s x
from stepfordtart :
Jooj starts at Christ's this year. They take 7 from the WHOLE WORLD for English Lit and she's one of 'em. *bragging* :-) s x
from candoor :
i remember mimeographs, sheesh, aging is amusing... and i wish crystal code red would happen because i would rather drink colorless drinks, even if the caffeine and sugar is bad enough (i've cut down, really i have)... thanks for the words and the smiles you inspire... this is the less rhyming more babbling side of candora (in case you never knew) and again, wishing you well...
from candora :
haven't been here in a long time but found my way here tonight and remembered enjoying your writing... i may not be back here for a long time, but still hope all is well :)
from integrating :
I was once invited to an adult sex party. I always regretted not going.
from lostasyou :
Hello, I emailed you a key
from integrating :
Did you like "Lucy"? My son and I have completely differing tastes in movies. I loved it. Want to buy it, but he thought it was stupid.
from atwowaydream :
Yes! the diaryland posse is officially back in business. Again - thank you for the card. Sushi Ninja Warrior was so ecstatic that she dipped herself in wasabi and and spread herself in ginger. Stuffling props are often the best type of shout-outs.
from bethshort :
Jeremy Irons is always lunchable!
from integrating :
I know you do. Thank you ;)
from julymalaise :
hi send me a note as soon as you get this
from dangerspouse :
Only the Sandwich of Doooooom portends that. Other sandwiches are much more innocuous. Well done on pairing Veuve with chocolate! See, you DID spend V-D with a woman after all. Madame Clicquot always goes down easy. (Take that as you will.) Ok, now have your post-Valentine's Day single's breakfast: an Omelet of Resolve. It's not bitter. ;)
from ville :
I know you from somewhere, where do I know you from?
from glorycloud :
Today I found used two books you mentioned in one of your recent diary entries- "The Master & Margarita" a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov [Translated by Mirra Ginsburg] "St. Petersburg" a novel by Andrey Biely [Translated by John Cournos]
from integrating :
Well Thank You! That is a true compliment. =)
from integrating :
Hi! Hanging in there. I will update my diary. :)
from glorycloud :
a late Happy Birthday wish-peace
from lostasyou :
My new glasses? They're already broken. An arm snapped off when I fell asleep wearing them. Drunk, of course.
from dangerspouse :
"On a scale of 1 to "discovering you're related to Rick Perry" is my favorite line of the year.
from dangerspouse :
Thanks for turning me on to Beautiful Pea-Green Boat. How did I go through the '80's and never even hear of them? Enjoy the kabobs!
from hitch-hike :
I'd like to be the first to wish you a happy pre-birthday so that you will get the birthday wishes and postcards you desire.
from atwowaydream :
"The common things/ glitter uncommonly..." Oh my, I will be checking out his poems, as well. As for your latest pick-up line, I wouldn't expect any less. That is indeed *why* people have basements, right?
from dangerspouse :
Wine brokers do indeed visit vineyards.
from atwowaydream :
Thank you, my loyal desert hedgehog. I really, really needed that.
from narcissa :
er... not to be completely ridiculous, but i'm in mozambique now. But i loved Burundi.
from narcissa :
oh, y'know. work. as one does. is slightly whirlwind.
from atwowaydream :
And a fine captain I am. It was a fun exchange indeed, and I trust that Pusheen helped to add a few kawaii kitty points to the conversation.
from lostasyou :
Yes - the weekend would be nice.
from lostasyou :
Hi, not sure when you sent that message but it was alright, bit up and down! Yours?
from stepfordtart :
Did you ever lay your hands on this stuff? http://www.welsh-whisky.co.uk/ I can highly recommend it - tastes a lot like raisins and not too much like bonfires (*cough* Speyside *cough*). If you can appropriate some I think you would enjoy it. s x
from inimitable :
..frightened?
from narcissa :
I'm a fan of the Restoration Ale on occasion but I think the Purple Haze tastes like university frat parties. The La. 31 Biere Noire is good, as is their pale, if you haven't tried it. What did you think of the South Coast and the covington strawberry? Canebreak I enjoy draft, on a patio. Or with a poboy. I don't know how you manage so far away from all this nola food! I think i need to go pick up a shrimp poboy just from writing this post.
from inimitable :
not new york - there are plenty of washington squares :)
from julymalaise :
Thank you. I hope there is so way to get access to those old chats and messages. I hate to see them lost forever.
from julymalaise :
Wow, it's getting cooler here. Yeah, I just hate that I lost all of those conversations. It sucks. Aim sucks with archiving.
from julymalaise :
Yeah, it's getting cold here. Lol and 88? Wow, talk about heat!
from notunique :
the first and only thing in which I can consider myself "old school"
from notunique :
thank you, means a lot coming from a veteran of this site like yourself
from narcissa :
recommendations? I know, it's a far cry from dixie, but i'm not ruling that out either.
from trainyard :
"I'll be writing here 'til the site itself vanishes. I'm not going anywhere. I'll be here 'til ruin and the world's ending" Still true, still kicking!
from degausser :
Or when you hear a song for the first time, and immediately love it so much that you need to hear it on repeat because it touches a part of you that you want touched again and again. Sometimes a short break from it gives you enough room to keep loving it steadily. But sometimes it takes years to get enough distance from it before you can love it again. And sometimes, after all that, it almost feels new for awhile.
from degausser :
It's devastating that, by definition, the feeling of newness isn't sustainable.
from narcissa :
so you're saying i should read the moviegoer? And preferably while drinking dixie on my stoop?
from julymalaise :
I do love looking at the weather in other faraway cities and places! lol, it interests me !
from lostasyou :
Thank you.
from julymalaise :
It certainly is! Always.
from lostasyou :
Sure, email lostasyou@hotmail.com and I will give you a password :)
from julymalaise :
You read my recent entries over on LJ? It'll give you a brief overture of what's to come...
from lostasyou :
Hello, from the UK. Adding you, hope you don't mind.
from julymalaise :
I got to update because so much shit happened in so little time!
from jaysthoughts :
What's the appeal of the site for you?
from jaysthoughts :
Just checking to see how many diarylanders still actually check their notes and stay active.
from girl101 :
always go swimming, always go walking. i could write pages and pages on swimming. and yes, soon it really will be the time for tea. and now i just want to go on a long drive, ending at the ocean, a long swim, and a tea. glad you are writing, epically, and dancing over so many cultural touchstones (movies, music, seasons, girls by the pool). how is The Law?
from charminggirl :
Not liking Holmes, wow, I would've never have guessed that. Also, it's the internet, who cares what she thinks. You go out there and read what you like and post what you like (within what is socially acceptable--don't be rude ;) ). If she messages you, ignore her. You don't have to talk to everyone. Have a good rest of the weekend. :)
from charminggirl :
Reading to each other and next to each other is always a wonderful Autumn night but adding a port or sherry would be perfect. :) I'm lifting my glass of wine in your direction. x
from astitchaway :
Ah, a glass of wine once a week, or a single malt, will do great things for both mind and body. I agree with your friend though, I would suggest only once a week, not every day. As you said, it's easier on the pocket. I hope you can find a nice place to go, relax and think. A change of scenery could be nice as well.
from atwowaydream :
"It's clear that Pluto is and always will be a planet, and that Hello Kitty is in fact a Shinto divinity." - Yes!
from charminggirl :
depends, upon you.
from charminggirl :
I read the book Under the Skin with it first came out. It was a wonderful read, I remember most of it. Amazing. I haven't watch the movie I wonder how it will be. LOL Patrick Bateman, oh goodness. Okay, well, teaching is wonderful. I would be a naught naught student of yours that you'd have to punish. ;)
from charminggirl :
Pegging is always one of my favorites. It's loved by both men and women. :)
from charminggirl :
I've read the first book in the Dune series, I really enjoyed it. I should pick up the next book, I just have so many other books on my TRL. I love song song Intro by XX. I would find it on a 10 hour loop on Youtube and study to it. As for dildo, glass is the best, especially the gspot glass dildos. You are also forgetting dildos for pegging. ;)
from charminggirl :
Yes. It's the best. Everyone should own one. The world just might be a better place.
from charminggirl :
Vibrators (dual action with clit simulators and swivel action that has rotating pearls and 10 different motions) and glass dildos. ;) But Hitachi is where the gold is.
from pondlife :
Hello from a ghost. How are you?
from charminggirl :
Check it please. :)
from charminggirl :
Thank you and sure thing. Is your email the one listed on your diary?
from charminggirl :
I will and I have. :)
from charminggirl :
malbec, i love malbec and syrah wines. Nothing like the big reds. :)
from charminggirl :
Vanished for many years.
from stepfordtart :
I saw a couple of MoS episodes, mostly for Michael Sheen - I think he's a great actor. I found it vaguely interesting but not 'enough' of anything to keep my interest. Needed to be a bit more highbrow OR a bit more racy and I could never decide which. s x
from atwowaydream :
Yes! I miss the days of shiny plastic prizes. Thankfully I can drunk shop online now. So when I receive my special gift, I'm usually quite surprised and rather happy with my impeccable taste. Other times. . . well, I have a few extra squirrel beanies if you ever feel the need.
from moodswing :
Indeed. Apparently, I have embraced the trendy, short-term philosophy of marriage in order to pursue a beat life of rotisserie chickens, no ice trays, and words scribbled on damp pages because ceiling fans are less expensive than air conditioners. This is my dream, I suppose, and I go to it alone.
from moodswing :
Spires and squirrels, yes. Outside the windows of my new broke bachelorette beat studio apartment.
from hitch-hike :
Attending a "fabulously filthy" music festival is on my bucket list, but I may be getting too old for such endeavors.
from julymalaise :
That's cool that he grew up near that town. I was reading the comments on my facebook and one of the person who was commenting on the thread about it was like "Everytime we drove through that town, my dad would say, "Mom slept through Intercourse again!" Lol, I thought that was halirious!! And yes, I must see what the school mascot is and what are the names of the team.
from astitchaway :
How has the summer been where you are? I'm guessing from your most recent entry it's been similar to mine. We're hardly getting one. All rain, and no sunshine. It's dreary, yet inspiring. I also look forward to the coming of Autumn. It's my favorite season, and inspires my most creative thoughts.
from astitchaway :
Thanks for checking in! It means a lot that you were thinking of me enough to drop a note. Yes, I'm still floating around. I guess I sort of dropped off here a while back, went through some stuff, but, I am still around, on occasion. How have things been in your world?
from julymalaise :
Thanks!
from narcissa :
i know! The feeling of connecting with a class is profoundly rewarding. i didn't mean to sound so bitter : / (i am just fresh off a conversation with my canadian friend who reminded me about how the grad students were all unionized at our undergrad, because canada)
from narcissa :
yeah, you must really miss that moment when you add up all the hours you've spent [developing your course, dealing with administration, getting everything up on line, assisting students who are having trouble, grading, and actually teaching] and it all works out so you earned about 6$ an hour. Or is that only in Louisiana? Stick with your day job, son.
from narcissa :
it's tricky... i go back and forth on the private sector (which I'm doing right now, on this consultancy) where it seems no one thinks anything through, and then back to academia (oh god I have so much writing to do) where no one really does anything but think. Maybe you can find an adjunct class to teach? I always enjoy that.
from movingsands :
NOOOO Not Keanu! And hell will be awesome with you there
from bombasine :
grand budapest hotel utterly charmed me with the many visual nods to hollywood at the advent of sound - as that second stage-to-screen transition was characterized by disruption and uncertainty and change, so was the world in the film. quite fundamentally satisfying.
from lifeortheatr :
hey, thanks ... disaster is my muse.
from thecity :
thank you for the notes; past present and future. we have been here a long time. (6/14/14)
from julymalaise :
Thanks! Glad to be back!
from narcissa :
wild turkey rye! noted. But in fact, suddenly it is only dirty martinis for me. Seems to suit the heat better. Been working my way through the city and so far the best was the New Cocktail Bar on decatur (you wouldn't recognize this city these days, i swear): bombay gin, no vermouth, kalamata olives, and a tiny bit of something pink (for style)
from narcissa :
i don't have one! Wild Turkey is pretty good for the price and I also love Four Roses. I vary with the occasion: think wandering along the River vs. the Racetrack for Thanksgiving. I tried a Buffalo Trace one the other day that was so good (Eagle Rare? something Eagle) but have yet to pick up a bottle. That's next on the list now that I don't have a roommate who will drink all my liquor w/o replacing it.
from lifeortheatr :
i just want it noted (preferably in the preface to your book, when it's published) that i thought your diary should be a novel before it was cool to do that(scroll down your notes). an epistolary novel about an aging rou with a wasted phd, stuck (for hinted at but never fully explained reasons) in the deepest south, stewing in the heat, spinning and respinning his stories out over the ether and late into the night about a debauched but well-travelled past ... until one night a voice answers back, a sharp hip-boned girl of inappropriate age from an impossibly hip city on a different continent. they go back and forth, flirting, testing each other, telling their stories, but there are cracks and neither he nor she (nor the reader) know if they are what they present themselves to be. she says she's bored and wants danger, real danger, but is afraid she doesn't have what it takes to go all the way. he wants to be dangerous again, really dangerous, but is afraid of the same thing. they talk themselves into an assignation, he forces himself out of his southern lair to make the trip to new york (montreal? prague?), and texts her the room number at a boutique hotel ... he's pacing the room, waiting, drinking ... she's hours late, will she show? is she real? or (a cold, sinking feeling) could it it be someone from the past, from the time of those unfortunate misunderstandigs? and then there's a knock on the door ... i'd read it, is all i'm saying.
from hitch-hike :
I plan to have a flask of rum or Patron orange tequila for the summer. As for summer adventures, it would be nice to go to the Carolina mountains to cool off, or maybe enjoy the lakes of my native Michigan.
from narcissa :
in my flask? bourbon. Always.
from integrating :
I don't even think the supermarkets sell crawfish. Probably have to get it at the coast. Thanks for the tip!
from integrating :
I've never had boiled crawfish or lobster. I really feel so deprived.
from atwowaydream :
Yay, you watched A Perfect Host! I was just twisted enough to remind me of you. And Niles. . . oh, how he has grown up into a fine, demented young man.
from narcissa :
i do nutrition in developing countries.. so it's on health systems and women and nutrition in a few African countries. Interesting enough, but it's an intersection of so many things - biology, sociology, public health, biostatistics. My brain is tired. i just want to sip mimosas over a long brunch.
from trainyard :
There you go..
from weatethesea :
Thank you! That's a sweet thing to say. I'm always glad to know that people are still using Diaryland. I hope I see you around here often!
from narcissa :
ohhhhhh this easter time... is jazzfest. is festival international in lafayette. is crawfish boils. is getting warm. is DISSERTATION ALL THE TIME *sigh
from movingsands :
And yet, what is that quote about everyone living on borrowed time...? (And that was supposed to be "leave" down below. Ah spelling)
from movingsands :
Why not believe a lovely girl is in your future anymore? Life is suppose to surprise you if you live the doors open, or so they say...
from atwowaydream :
The Returned is easily one of my new favorites, especially with the haunting quality and eerie spaces of silence that's so prevalent in French filming. The second season is in the works, but like you, I'm also afraid it'll suffer from the infamous second/third/fourth season lag. Glad you're enjoying it!
from glorycloud :
When I read this by you in your blog "The more I read Anita Brookner novels, the more I come to identify with her main characters. This may not be a good thing. Her main characters are usually educated, thoughtful, intelligent, but trapped in hopeless lives, chronically unable to find the courage to change anything or leave, and overborne by fate." reminded me of the main character in the Brookner novel Herz "Making Things Better"-I wonder if some of what Brookner writes in her novels autobiographical?
from glorycloud :
I also have this novel by Anita Brookner "Fraud".
from glorycloud :
You wrote recently,"Well, I like Anita Brookner's novels. I like the settings, I like the mood, and I like her prose. I'm glad to have read her. Yet I'm still anxious about saying that around certain literary circles, anxious about finding remarks in, say, the Guardian that are dismissive of Brookner as "middlebrow" or "irrelevant". Yet more fuel for my raging case of Impostor Syndrome and my fears of being found...Not Good Enough or Getting It Wrong." I started collecting the novels of Anita Brookner due to reading your blog. It is only recently I started reading her novels though. I just finished reading Brookner's novel, "Family And Friends" and immediately started reading her novel "Making Things Better". I have these other novels by Brookner in our library, "Incidents in the Rue Laugier", "Hotel Du Lac" and "A Friend From England". I look all the time now for Brookner's novels when I am at used booksales and thrift stores. I have enjoyed reading Brookner's crisp elegant prose. There is a certain sadness hovering over her novels. I plan to keep reading Brookner for awhile. Thank you for recommending Brookner's novels.
from sunfuck :
yeah, it's a historic haunt downtown (supposedly a woman hung herself in the tower around 100 years ago)! i've stayed there before & it's very charming! but not charming enough to stay there with this guy for 100 bucks!
from integrating :
"Long, long ago--- back at the end of the Year Nine ---I found an article on line about "stereotyping people by their favourite author". Well, I liked some of the stereotypes---" An amusing list....I wish I had a cottage, lol.
from bombasine :
i think the bit at the end from sergio's perspective was a waste; apart from that, i liked it quite a bit. rachel kushner does so many lovely things with metaphor.
from atwowaydream :
You have been the most loyal little hedgehog, and I feel honored to have your friendship in my life.
from trainyard :
The first non-quote entry.. I remember it as being a good and bad year. There were a few amazing moments and quite a lot of crap. It's weird how all these adult years seem to blur into one after time has passed.
from trainyard :
Yes, in Lyon - on the weekend it was - now here, the flowers are poking their heads out.. The wind is harsh - but hey, that's what I really wanted. How is the weather around your latitude?
from akasha90 :
I saw the screenshots of that scandal. I envy that girl. 17-year-old me would have gone for 35-year-old James Franco in a heartbeat.
from atwowaydream :
Thank you, although yeah, "Lars" didn't fit for me either, but I'm having problems finding a name that's gender neutral and Eastern European. Maybe Sasha? Anyhow, as always, many hugs to you.
from hitch-hike :
Anthropodermic bibliopegy. Thank you for introduction to this library concept!
from narcissa :
is that a thing? what proportions are we talking here?
from akasha90 :
It's not. If I'm lucky, I'll be getting a job soon. But those were plans I had made with my ex and I really don't have the money for an apartment or anyone I could crash with while I find a job.
from narcissa :
it is a double-edged sword. still, i cannot complain too much. Zyrtec works wonders and this weekend was pure sunshine wandering and backyard cookouts. And daiquiris await!
from narcissa :
i take it all back. allergies. my god, how could i have forgotten the horror of spring.
from narcissa :
as you would expect! The magnolias are out, and one day the entire city is out wandering with their go cups, wearing flip flops and short shorts and chatting on sidewalks with cute strangers. AND THE VERY NEXT DAY it is freezing again and everyone layers on everything they own (because no one owns a proper winter coat) and huddles and hibernates in the smoky bars, waiting for spring and why is it not here yet.
from autumnrein :
I would love to read your journal. Thank you so much.:-)
from autumnrein :
Thank you for your note. I don't write often, but when I do, I'm in a "thoughtful" mood. :-)
from movingsands :
Beginning quite out of nowhere. For some reason march has gone in a breath. In sighs and tears, my mother would say. I believe, I'm your Brandon FL. I'm much closer to Orlando, but sitemeter often puts me by Tampa. I went to the hair salon on mon and a lady decked out in green was explaining St. Patrick's "is like Cinco de Mayo, a lot of drinking. That's why I celebrate it". I'm not a history buff, by any means, love celebrating whatever, but for some reason wanted to slap her. Maybe it was the blond fly away hair...
from akasha90 :
I'm certain I wouldn't feel very adequate hanging out in Le Bain. Cat Marnell is amazing.
from akasha90 :
I had read about The Standard from your entries and I fell in love with it. It's not the type of place I would feel comfortable at, but I wish I could. When I first met my boyfriend, he had flown in from New York just a few months before. He had been living in NYC for about two years if I'm not mistaken. I told him about wishing I could get into Le Bain and he laughed and said he had played some shows there. A good friend of his had been working as a bartender.
from akasha90 :
Lately, I have thought about you and your writing more than you would ever imagine.
from akasha90 :
Life could be better. How is yours?
from glorycloud :
thanks for the note about birds-I collect the writings of Anita Brookner-have not gotten around to reading her writings yet-peace Jonny
from integrating :
American Psycho....one of my Top 10 favorite movies.
from atwowaydream :
Of course. Although she wasn't as long-legged as you would have fancied, she was lithe and intelligent. You wanted her. I wanted to be her. . . and also wanted her in my bed. Adolescence was a confusing time.
from atwowaydream :
Hello my loyal hedgehog-- I am fine and will be back soon. I just needed to disconnect for a bit.
from hitch-hike :
Bloody Mary is a nice breakfast drink, but I think I lean towards mimosas. Crepes and well-browned hashbrowns are a delicious after-the-night breakfast (or... brunch!). If dehydration set in, the biscuits and gravy seem to do the trick!
from dangerspouse :
Hmm. Westtown NY is just about 16 miles north of me, so I'm guessing you've found me out. "Wawayanda State Park, Highland Lakes NJ" is too small to get even a geo-marker, it seems. Since you asked: the weekend's shaping up to be a good one, thanks! The temps are, almost unbelievably, expected to be above the freezing mark for the first time in what seems like a decade. I think it's time to dust off the thong and the hibachi!
from dangerspouse :
You're welcome. Bravo that you, thankfully, have a discerning palate. Dismissing an entire vinifera out of hand is really the mark of someone unfamiliar with wine en toto. You were quite right to question that person's pronouncement. So, cheers to a fellow wineaux!
from dangerspouse :
I actually have a thought on the subject of pinot noir, as a former wine buyer, wine course instructor, and sommelier. And that thought is: whoever opined that is a right Charlie.
from akasha90 :
It's nice to know I'm not the only one. I couldn't even finish the first episode of American Horror Story.
from lifeortheatr :
sadly, over. but that means it's time for "true detective" again, so at least there's that. it's awesome, btw. and i had never heard of that chambers/yellow king thing before, definitely need to check that out ...
from atwowaydream :
Katherine Moennig in french-cuffed men's shirts. . . oh goodness. Time to re-watch episodes of The L Word and skip past the ridiculous U-haul lesbian parts. Which is basically all of it, aside from the sex scenes, and I'm okay with that. Kisses to you, darling.
from movingsands :
I'm sorry, phone auto-corrected. Happy John Frum Day!
from movingsands :
Can't say. But I had a scoop of blood orange sorbet drowned in cheap champagne. Calories galore perhaps, but eh. Went with the yoga pants I was wearing. And it's past midnight so happy John Frumpy Day!
from narcissa :
hahahaha @ hertzog (or did you just make that up?). I *might* be able to watch downton abbey under those conditions. Happy Valentine's Day!
from hitch-hike :
Sings: One night in Bangkok leaves a hard man humble...
from lifeortheatr :
yes, the interior ministry policy choir staying up all night to get some was awesome ... but t.A.T.u.'s awkward hand-holding left much to be desired, in every sense of that phrase (although their presence on the line-up does suggest that vlad retains at least a vestigial sense of humour).
from integrating :
Good Luck gazelle hunting. ;)
from julymalaise :
Senor, have you lost the password to my home? no worries, check your LJ inbox...
from moodswing :
best penguin.
from atwowaydream :
Thank you for the card, love! Thoughtful and wonderful, as always. Next year, I'll be sending faux-vintage Krampus cards which I received this year for Christmas. I'll send you the best and bloodiest of them all.
from movingsands :
See, this is why I like you: always something to learn. I didn't even know about Basque. I will call you Eduardo-sensei. I played Chinese Checkers when I was a kid, Eduardo-sensei. There were five of us so we almost filled the whole board (definitely a game to enjoy with many ppl). The idea is to be the first to get all of your pieces to the opposite side. There are probably many rules but we just played by jumping forward as much as we could and making chains. I did read long ago on yahoo that they first appeared in Germany, the game is not Chinese at all
from movingsands :
thank you for writing :)
from atwowaydream :
Movingsands suggests that you should help host the next Golden Globes to keep it from being a snooze fest and to give it that timeless sense of sophistication and wit. I second that notion. We will formally invite Ms. Kloss for the after-party.
from lifeortheatr :
as werner herzog might have said, "i believe the common denominator of the universe is not harmony, but chaos, hostility and teen lesbian vampires".
from arial-black :
Thank you for your kind message, love.
from atwowaydream :
Aw, thank you, love. I needed that.
from adaorardor :
Chances are if you shoot a rifle left-handed, you will end up being a left-handed archer. If a range has spares, it ought to have one of each kind, as well as someone who knows how to determine this.
from adaorardor :
For me it was astoundingly simple: pick up bow, figure out hand, pull back, aim, fire. ("Hit target" was optional.) Recommend longbow or recurve if you want to try -- don't mess with all those wheels and whackbumbles.
from hitch-hike :
Ah, do I love the look of a stainless steel anything that holds contraband or a taboo item...
from adaorardor :
Lake Taupo, here I come. Stock up yer orange, mango, and lychee juices (but hold the liquor cos I can't). Almost literally the place of my dreams.
from adaorardor :
Even Tallinn is warmer than, well, either of us right now. Longing glances at the Southern Hemisphere right now.
from stepfordtart :
Sloane Ranger Handbook! Ha! I remember it well. Maybe I shall dig out a pie-crust collar blouse and pantaloons to wear out tonight, in its honour. Or maybe not, eh? s x
from hitch-hike :
Thanks for the music recommendations through your blog. I need the exposure to indy stuff since they don't play much here in La-La-Land, Florida!
from moodswing :
"...in my life for whom I will take risks, for whom I'll give up ever taking counsel of my fears." yes
from integrating :
Little piece of trivia...Michael Stipes from R.E.M. actually named Concrete Blonde.
from narcissa :
if you haven't seen this... http://futurestates.tv/episodes/plastic-bag not directed by herzog, but he narrates it, and it stuck with me.
from moodswing :
A happy year fourteen to you as well, sir.
from samcorday :
now saw your message.going to canada. hopefully all goes according to plan.the countdown (just 3 months!) has started
from adaorardor :
There is such a thing, designed for someone as wide around as a child of eight and as long in the leg as a supermodel. Er? Generally bone structure does not allow for this...
from adaorardor :
We'll work on that tonight -- in a tidge. Say, in your travels, have you ever met an actual size 000?
from adaorardor :
'I have been thinking about the hypothetical Christmas card I imagined Ms. South Brooklyn sending out--- "All I want for Christmas is the abolition of imperialist white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy".' Should put that one on CafePress and make a buck. <3
from lifeortheatr :
thanks dude, i've got your back against harvard anytime :) hope your 2014 is filled with hip bones, thigh gaps and riding boots ...
from atwowaydream :
"All I want for Christmas is the abolition of imperialist white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy" -- You always make me giggle. Merry Christmas to you, my friend! Cheers.
from moodswing :
Ah, but that is for a different life. Maybe something I'll write about someday.
from moodswing :
I want to eat alone at a Chinese restaurant on Christmas Day. I really should have been two people. At the least.
from moodswing :
And a late happy birthday to you.
from moodswing :
Thank you.. it means a lot, especially since you have not always seen me at my kindest. I will climb back on top, I'm sure. I just hope it will be sooner than later.
from lifeortheatr :
it's beginning to look alot like krampusnacht ...
from trainyard :
Things are going well. No idea what 14 will bring. Guess, one has to wait and see. Any ambitions for next year on your side?
from moodswing :
I forget. Spend days in the silence, deafened; driven to the shakes by the unending fugue of loathing and monster-talk; put on music and it is like walking out of an electrically-heated smoke-filled room into the crisp chill of a late autumn evening. If I get dragged back in by my ankles, still I can gulp air for a moment.
from adaorardor :
I picture Valerie as Cristina Yang from Grey's. You can always tell them she ran off with a petite polyamorous writer in New York. ;)
from adaorardor :
Vienna beats Paris upside down and backwards. I'll take a City of Music in which the natives will not butcher you for attempting to speak their language any day.
from adaorardor :
Anyone who advocates the teaching of the Ainulindal must be all right.
from adaorardor :
Given Mary, and genetics, I buy the Byzantine Jesus. (Come on, even if he is half-God, he's half-Mary at the very least. A sensible deity plans for these things, so his son won't generate too much gossip in the neighborhood. "Oh, that Mary. We just weren't sure until that nice Joseph married her." -- "He did the right thing by her. What a gentleman!")
from cannet :
Thanks for your comments. Its nice to have you checking in. Here's to arts scenes and poetry. Wishing you well.
from adaorardor :
Grey Girl has arrived and I read through it as soon as I hit the sofa. Oh. My. They are so screwed up and so... irresistible!
from adaorardor :
"I'd love to do interviews on that...or at least read essays from ex-Lo-phile girls." I blush to recall it, but yes, that was the Year Four into the Year Five. Essay is now up!
from adaorardor :
I wonder what the best place for semi-licit relations would be in that particular airport?
from adaorardor :
If someone calls my Google Voice number, if I am conscious at the time, generally I pick up.
from adaorardor :
Been checking every day! I haven't forgot. There's good mail, the kind that gets you out of scrapes with Sallie Mae, and then there's great mail, which is what's to come.
from samcorday :
I'm mostly writing and job hunting and planning an out-of-country move
from adaorardor :
[clinks glasses] Here's to being brave enough to understand ourselves. Some people are just born aunties and uncles, anyway. :D
from lifeortheatr :
you should start a "did Werner Herzog say this?" tumblr.
from julymalaise :
Haha glad to help! :)
from adaorardor :
The resident ditz replies "Only three I can really use -- English, French, and German -- plus a smattering each of Arabic, Russian, Japanese, and Spanish. Because it's a Romance language, Spanish is easiest to work out when I'm trying to read it. This is what happens when you have no limits during your critical period."
from julymalaise :
Yeah, basically ratchet means wretched. Like a person who is too much, over the top, and downright obnoxious and annoying. Basically, a ratchet hoe is usually and always a mess, lol.
from julymalaise :
Oh yeah, I've heard that term "Moll" used before, like "mobster moll.", but didn't know it's gaining popularity again. And ratchet is kinda like moll in the same way they use it in NZ, but ratchet is way more rauchy, in my opinion. Even saying sounds so ugh, grotty, lol. It's funny how these slang words evolved...
from julymalaise :
I never heard of bar whores or the term "moll" being used. I hear the term "ratchet bitch" all the damn ttime. Like people on the street will be like "Damn, she a ratchet bitch/hoe."
from adaorardor :
James May is piloting a zeppelin with a caravan cabin. I thought of you. :)
from samcorday :
Also I am slightly drunk and may not remember the note below in the morning.smh.I'm getting too old for this shit.My alcoholic rambles sound like a teenager-"whatevers" and all.so sad :/
from samcorday :
so weird for me to realize it at this hour (it's 2:03am here) but I've been reading you for ages....hmmmmm
from julymalaise :
Oh, thanksgiving was good for me. We had turkey, pasta, and potatoes. It was very good indeed. Glad your day went well! Sounded like fun!
from adaorardor :
Ditziness strikes again -- left on my own wall: "It was adorable. I bet it'll be out on DVD soonish."
from adaorardor :
A little Gaga, a little Kermit -- not so bad! And yours?
from julymalaise :
Good. And thanks, hope thanksgiving was good for you!
from julymalaise :
Did you get it?
from julymalaise :
Yeah, Ill send you one via LJ!
from julymalaise :
Yes, I'm back, sirrr!!!
from dangerspouse :
"Turning Japanese" featured in on of my favorite Keith Floyd cooking show episodes in the '80's. I think I made the O-Face when they played it.
from adaorardor :
Make it Montreal and I'll introduce you to my darling Rachel. She makes the best pastries in the city. :)
from lifeortheatr :
the thought of werner herzog narrating my life is kind of comforting ... it might make more sense.
from adaorardor :
Oh! I found you some unbelievable cute! http://www.pleated-jeans.com/2013/11/21/20-pet-owners-who-are-doing-it-right/ Enjoy your evening.
from adaorardor :
It's madder than Dickens' Circumlocution Office. Thanks for the tip on Twitter. <3
from and-darling :
Thank you. I'm glad you're still kickin' it around these parts. Thought about you not to long ago.
from adaorardor :
Wail of despair! Red Maple Hair's domain expired + the redirect is still redirecting, so when I try the Wordpress address, no go. Pity, because this is Relevant To My Interests. xoxo L.
from integrating :
Happy Belated Birthday! I was going to ask you when it was. Did not realize it was yesterday. Hope you had a grand day. <3
from adaorardor :
Did the pesky post lose the card I sent? Where shall I address my complaint, if so?
from integrating :
"As Jos. Conrad reminds us: Be loyal to the nightmare of your choice." That has me rereading it over and over. Something's going to click soon, I just know it..........I'll have to read the skinny on Manson. I keep hearing about it and really should be more informed.
from lifeortheatr :
have you ever considered writing a novel? because i want to read that.
from adaorardor :
'Is that an Antipodean take on the road trips in "Lolita"?' Mais non; she was always using him. It was never such a cosy, gleeful sharing of wonder as I suspect you would have. And shall have. Or should.
from atwowaydream :
You go out on your birthday and drink and flirt recklessly and come back and write about it because you're a dapper, sophisticated gentleman who owes those stories to the stufflings. . . and to us. Your loyal, loving readers.
from adaorardor :
There once was a Bolshie named Sean Who declared "Revolution at dawn!" But the boys bought a round -- He wound up on the ground 'Neath his red flag, asleep on the lawn.
from integrating :
I've been a fan of hers since I was 14. They didn't play The Runaways here in San Antonio, I was just hanging out at the record store and saw this album with a group of teenage girls and bought it. Became an instant fan. I saw her in concert here and took my then 11 yr old son. He held his ears the whole time! LOL
from integrating :
Good God! Joan Jett is 58?! She looks great!
from adaorardor :
Speaking from experience: even lithe creatures have their issues dancing for darlings! [insert fierce glare at most unattractive but functional cane] Don't get yourself a girl with a bum knee. ;)
from dangerspouse :
Well you're certainly not going to get that sharp-hipped girl to spontaneously strip sinuously for you stinking of stale cigarillos. And yes: sour grapes. (Or was that rhetorical?) Buck up, man!
from adaorardor :
(am complete idiot and left this on my own wall) Dare you to do it. :)
from integrating :
Thank you, (as she shakes with anxiety)
from adaorardor :
"libertine, but never libertarian." The perfect signature line.
from akasha90 :
i recommend smoking a hookah at the beach at night, but take a blanket to avoid mosquitos. i will check those movies out. thank you!
from adaorardor :
Swoonworthy second half. Shall consider "top hat" for item #41.
from adaorardor :
Increasingly, cher petit hrisson, moi aussi.
from adaorardor :
What a delightful first twenty; they are very well thought-out. Also, I am reminded that I should probably take a good, hard look at my OKCupid profile... and that Tumblr.
from adaorardor :
Yay, a list of your own! Can't wait to see it.
from akasha90 :
i'm considering your list of movies for halloween. i couldn't stand watching deadgirl but i have seen audition and inside.
from adaorardor :
The twins thing may well be down to Demon and Dan, who are actually cousins. Twisted subconscious, mine.
from adaorardor :
Is it sad that I knew the date without Googling? Noted in one calendar, soon to be jotted down in another.
from nueces :
The cemetery tour was a nice walk more than anything. Bright sunny and too warm. They had actors/actresses at certain graves telling about how they were murdered or their husband killed himself, etc. I'm kind of obsessed with genealogy/cemeteries/death (though really not in a morbid way) and I enjoyed it.
from nueces :
I don't even know how I ended up on your page, but I am sorry for the loss of Lou Reed, too. Walk on the Wild Side was such an intriguing song, I know what you mean about wanting to be a part of whatever it was representing. Happy early birthday. I hate dreading birthdays, but I do it, too. Not because of the age or aging, but because of the attention or lack thereof. Good luck with it.
from adaorardor :
In light of the tragedy that is Lou Reed's demise, gambolling felines are necessary. Now, what is this one hears about an impending birthday?!
from adaorardor :
Here's some precious for a Sunday night: http://www.lifewithcats.tv/2013/10/27/2-maru-hana/ Because you can never have too much cute.
from adaorardor :
I present, for your enjoyment, a Tiny Cat! http://pumpkn-chai.tumblr.com/post/65014009962/tiny-cat-playing-with-his-sushi -- so he did live after all. <3
from atwowaydream :
One of the reasons we'll always be loyal friends.
from atwowaydream :
Of course, love! Baby is one of my heroines.
from glorycloud :
After reading your last entry I got out of my library to look at today, "Essays in Idleness" by The Tsurezuregusa Of Kenko. Have a good weekend.
from atwowaydream :
Baby would get the right answer out of them. She has such classy experiences with cheerleaders.
from atwowaydream :
D'aww, Dr. I like story-telling, what I don't like is schizophrenic bitching mumbling from my father. You're good to go, love. As always.
from dangerspouse :
Box forts rule. One of the perks of being married is you can harrangue your wife into setting one up with you in the basement, and even occassionally getting into bottle rocket wars afterwards. What doesn't rule? Twelve dollar a glass malbec. I don't care if they swam from Argentina to you with the bottle clamped in their mouth. No malbec is worth that much. (BTW, can I mention how much I'm enjoying reading your blog? Rules.)
from dangerspouse :
I'll answer that: yes, you can do figurative poetry in Hangul. Since it's an alphabet based system, it's as malleable as English. (BTW, a bit of kismet here: yesterday - 9 October - was the date in 1446 when the Hangul alphabet was first published, during the Chosun Dynasty.)
from hitch-hike :
In my humble opinion, port towns always attract an interesting mix of elements. The young barmaid may meet a merchant marine, lawyer, and serial killer all over the course of an average evening.
from dangerspouse :
I have seen it! Oh my god - you too? You can watch it (in segments) on YouTube, and it's still hilarious.
from dangerspouse :
Well done! Ol' J-K-J it was. "Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow" probably more accurately describes my scribblings, but I like the word "bummel" more :)
from dangerspouse :
Well done! Ol' J-K-J it was. "Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow" probably more accurately describes my scribblings, but I like the word "bummel" more :)
from dangerspouse :
You'll probably end up finding out exactly what a "artisanal charcuterie" might entrail. HA! *sigh* I need more wine....
from atwowaydream :
loyal is as loyal does.
from atwowaydream :
Thank you, Lohr. You're always so supportive and it's one of the many reasons why I consider you a loyal friend.
from moodswing :
oh. fine idea about Grey Matter. that's clever.
from narcissa :
rebecca miller? i'm pretty sure she went on to become a director. oh, and she married daniel day-lewis. so she did all right.
from bethshort :
Thank you!
from atwowaydream :
They're both so hot, it almost doesn't even matter to me.
from narcissa :
hahaha On behalf of the Left, want to thank you for taking it for the team at that fundraiser.
from thecity :
Better than Westchester perhaps ;)
from thecity :
laughing at the title of your most recent post. Ghosts of Westchester county. AKA where I am currently writing this note from. You?
from integrating :
Skinny Bitch Vodka, and Vodka and Hydroxycut...I'm going to put that in my drink rolodex. Carry on!
from bombasine :
"skinny" vodka is such a scam - the calories in vodka come from its alcohol content, so low-calorie vodka is just low-alcohol vodka, marketed cleverly. most brands actually have more calories per serving than the equivalent amount of ordinary 90-proof vodka that would yield a 60-proof drink.
from trainyard :
I think that video sums it up quite well. No, he is the leader of the liberal (speak conservative party) and they have quite some crazy policies and plans on the start. He is a misogynist, climate change sceptic, believes that Australia should not process any asylum seekers arriving by boat (they are currently detained indefinitely on islands far off the coast of Australia and/or in other island states), rich people should pay less tax, health care should be cut, migrants should assimilate (!!), ... to name just a few. I'm not sure what is wrong with this country but I am more and more certain that my near future will be spent in a European country. Not solely due to his prime minister-ship but that is definitely a factor here.
from narcissa :
oh yeah, I can't live like that anymore either! i keep my nola apartment, and pretty much just have two of everything I really need (pretty much just a bike and a decent vegetable peeler).
from trainyard :
Well what can I say.. If someone like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyY-xI6zgfk&feature=share is supposed to run my chosen country for the next three years, I guess, my September is going rapidly downhill.. But how are you my man?
from narcissa :
not til the 18th! i decided to put it off as long as possible... i feel like i've dropped the strings of that life and it's going to be lonely over there. Living in two places is a wonky concept.
from thecity :
where the wind blows. xo
from bethshort :
Thank you. I've loved reading you for years.
from glorycloud :
Yeats-I recently posted a poem by Yeats in my LiveJournal blog- http://crookedfingers.livejournal.com/4223007.html
from bethshort :
I've just updated and plan on leaving moren otes here.
from trainyard :
Around 2-5 degrees at night. Max of 15 during the day. Pretty cold. It has been raining a lot and it has also been stormy. The wind comes direct from Antarctica so even 15 degrees might feel like 0 degrees in Europe.. Plus Australians do not believe in insulation or windows and doors that fully close.. Fun times..
from trainyard :
It's always nice to spend time in summer. Especially when the sun doesn't set until past 10.00pm. Back in the antipodean winter now. Brrrr...
from narcissa :
yeah, can still read and understand, but now I just can't speak it like I used to. Hard to practice, and then like everything, once you lose your confidence, it just goes downhill.
from stardumb :
yes, i agree. xo
from narcissa :
oui! or trying to remember the french i learned years ago... don't have much occasion to use it in nola, despite the history. I try my best, but sometimes ppl just switch to english and then later i realize i was using the wrong verbs and just speaking nonsense. Definitely find ppl here not as willing to just chat. It's not the south, you know?
from trainyard :
Yes, it has indeed. I swapped the antipodean winter for the European summer. But only for a short while. Will be back on my way to the b-side of the globe in no time..
from thecity :
thank you for reading then now & always xo 7.29.13
from atwowaydream :
Doctor, you could never, ever get on my bad side. Unless you suddenly protested against dead baby and cheerleaders in the trunk jokes.
from corposant :
Glad you liked the black panel. I am late with this note, I know, but keep an eye out for two more black panels. Poor neglected Dland doesn't get all the new panels for GLP but I will make sure I post the black ones here at Corposant.
from bethshort :
Thank you, love.
from fifidellabon :
Needle-nose pliers, for sure.
from my-serenade :
<3 thank you for noticing me. 7/15/13
from atwowaydream :
Send to your gmail, love.
from corposant :
"Manic Pixie Dream Girl" is clumsy & top-heavy. I prefer the elegantly succinct "madcap". So classic.
from dangerspouse :
Oops. Please capitalize that "m" in your mind. I've gotta learn to cut-n-paste someday....
from dangerspouse :
I dunno. "I'm, 21 BITCHES" just doesn't make sense.
from bethshort :
I love having you around.
from famelicose :
A good BBQ always makes up for lack of a rooftop pool. Gardens are much more common. I have an upstairs terrace full of orchids at the hotel, it's small but quite lovely.
from famelicose :
Then it's Korean ;)
from famelicose :
Sadly, it does not. Pools aren't very common here. Rooftop or otherwise.
from atwowaydream :
The sweet part of you makes my heart melt. Yes, in cases that we're not the lost, let's try to really lead the lost. I always end up being lost and I would give anything for someone to help me find my way.
from bethshort :
Also Frances Bean Cobain called Kylie Jenner a fucking idiot recently. Twitter is so entertaining. And Frances is a very pretty little blonde.
from bethshort :
In a perfect world...
from bethshort :
You should follow Amanda Bynes on twitter. She's really nutty right now. Vur' entertaining.
from fifidellabon :
I think that perhaps you've answered your own question...Edwardo, you inspire me today!
from atwowaydream :
From you, Doctor, that means the world to me. Thank you. I read through your entries and always sigh with your little linguistic gusts of air that always, always are the underlying background for your entries. I love your writing. This is why I continue to read you, and will continue to read you.
from girl101 :
don't believe everything that you read.
from atwowaydream :
Aw. You get warm, long hugs for that. I'm sorry that education funding is so screwed up in this country and that it hit you so hard. I definitely understand.
from bethshort :
A haunting of ghost girls is a lovely thing.
from girl101 :
I know I am fine being alone. but it's so nice not to be. to have a Person. of course I understand. it comforts me that even someone like You feels incompetent at their job sometimes. smart is a compliment; i call the boyfriend smart and nice and hot. in the shower i said talk nerdy to me and we bantered about quantum. you just need the right person. there's always books and movies and music and writing and going on walks and volunteering (really good to kick some depression - we are so lucky, you know?). but also, the latest post on hyperbole and a half. rambly late night thoughts.
from bombasine :
lots of college towns, i guess, depending on which friends have space for company. probably i'd end up in burbank for a while.
from bethshort :
I will always dream. Always.
from narcissa :
oh charity, now just a hulking shadow over my office... i wonder how you left this city. there's so much that's so difficult, but i find everywhere else a letdown.
from narcissa :
it will get hot. september's the worst. but i like the part where all the tourists leave and the city gets slow and sleepy. Did you ever live here?
from atwowaydream :
Or maybe a baby sloth. No one expects too much of them, but yet they're so cute. Sounds perfect.
from bethshort :
I'm glad I'll always have you.
from integrating :
(hi) You mention you do tarot. I have a deck, not tarot, but it's called "Goddess Oracle". Every card is a picture of a goddess worshipped in some civilization at some time.
from narcissa :
"not my circus, not my monkeys". I am almost certainly going to have a chance to say that today, and saying it will probably make my day.
from bethshort :
From what I read Polish poets are haunting. I'm developing a soft spot. Thank you to you for the recommendations.
from integrating :
" (Though I did just see a YouTube clip of Jay from Jay and Silent Bob doing the Buffalo Bill dance in "Clerks 2". That's far scarier than in "Silence of the Lambs".)" I laugh my ass off every time I see that.
from cannet :
Thank you. I appreciate that.
from atwowaydream :
We must consult Constance about these things.
from moodswing :
Tame Impala is good. I like Bonobo better, though it's a slightly skewed comparison.
from bombasine :
with that little ambiguity between the hand tool and the cocktail - it's just a great expression.
from bethshort :
I love that you write letters. I am writing you one today.
from bethshort :
Just a hullo to you. Join me for tea out on the balcony?
from glorycloud :
Who are you going to leave your journals to when you depart this life? Do you plan to destroy them before you die?
from fifidellabon :
How am I? Truly, a lot better, thank you. Learning how to live after being made redundant. I was at Orkplace for an awfy long time, so it takes a bit of time to readjust...I do hope to get back to posting here on DLand, but things are so thiswaythatway lately that who can say...Ecks Oh!
from bethshort :
I like Emma Watson.
from bethshort :
You are wonderful to talk to. On so many levels.
from astitchaway :
Where do you snap MP3's from? I use snipmp3.com. I'm not sure if this is going to work, but I'm going to try anyways; http://n-243fac54.aclst.com/dl.php/Jj_myXdOLV0/Lana%20Del%20Rey%20-%20Chelsea%20Hotel%20No%202.mp3?video_id=Jj_myXdOLV0&t=SmpfbXlYZE9MVjAtMTExOTQ3MDI3OC0xMzY0NzA3NDQwLTc5NzQyNw%3D%3D&exp=03-04-2013&s=f103a7aecbbcddef356a3ca9af86b322
from atwowaydream :
He's not even 22. I wouldn't even bombard him with that at 30.
from stardumb :
hahaha raven, sometimes i dont believe it... seems too good to be true, and also impossible in many ways, but i get glimpses of it regardless! xo
from stardumb :
hey!! yeah, i do get glimpses of the future, a good future. that's where my hope is. right now nothing really brings me joy tho, just those glimpses. and sometimes i feel i cant get there but God is the re-assuring one, i think, atleast that's how it seems. aaaah.
from girl101 :
you will love the ipad; i don't know anyone that doesn't, and it's far enough along in the product cycle to be light and sharp. maybe check if a new one is coming soon; i always do before an apple purchase. it's too cold for march, but the snow was kind of fun today. see you soon, spring.
from integrating :
Try this: 1 1/2 oz Wild Turkey 101, and then add 1/2 oz of Peppermint Schnopp's.
from bombasine :
aw, i always pictured some sort of interdimensional dirigible.
from bombasine :
anyhow, you sound like someone who has deliberately cultivated a general american accent, as one would do if one were concealing a regional dialect or if english were not one's first language. so no matter where you are, a perspicacious listener will probably think you're Not From Around Here. and where is Not Here? for your friend on long island, Not Here is evidently The South. or she's just teasing you.
from bombasine :
ha! on long island, a "southern accent" can mean south jersey.
from astitchaway :
ah, well if it's for Lana Del Ray, I completely understand :D
from hitch-hike :
I never worked in "ILL" before, but interlibrary loan does have their groupies, fans and other regulars. My boss used to be the ILL supervisor, and his favorite faculty member was an engineer with a long, complicated Russian surname. It was funny to hear the boss roll the multiple consonants off his tongue!
from stardumb :
life is running me over.. but in a good way... i just see flashes and some are acting crazy and i dont hear the noise
from hitch-hike :
The 'walk of shame' cracked me up!! This topic came up in a recent conversation, and everyone nodded, women and men alike! I think every co-ed has at least one walk of shame story!
from astitchaway :
Thank you, so much. It's a pretty easy job, so I'm hoping it stays as awesome as it has been the last week. I can't add a real opinion to your "dad" or "pater" discussion, but what I can say is neither really seems a comfortable thing to be called.
from atwowaydream :
Thank you, my love. I really needed to hear that, actually, as stupid as it might sound. I'm going for hot.
from girl101 :
what murakami would you recommend starting? i read what we talk about when we talk about running and having that perspective, i'm interested in reading his novels.
from bombasine :
all the details are what killed me - that perfectly stage-y supporting cast, and did you keep a close eye on the windows and awnings in the street shots? those chaplin, keaton, langdon and lloyd name-checks couldn't possibly have been accidental.
from bombasine :
there are so many things to like about "man of the century," right down to the little continuity hiccups you see in post-Code films where the censors excised objectionable lines.
from atwowaydream :
Yeah, but now there's no chance of them. Oh well. There's always alcohol.
from integrating :
I remember when kites were a staple of mom and pop shops and the bigger grocery stores. Funny, I was just thinking the same thing about batons yesterday. The step-mother teaching twirling out in the yard. And whenever I see candy cigarettes, boy I come unglued. "I can't believe this! They have candy cigarettes!" Still freak out whenever I see Mr. Pibbs. Funny how memories are.
from atwowaydream :
That's not what I meant. I meant, they should be sent to your door! I truly believe that.
from atwowaydream :
very dedicated, very loyal. I'm not like that with many, but you're that good of a friend to me. You need Reese's eggs for Easter time!
from atwowaydream :
Thank you, love! Your thoughts always, always count and mean very much to me.
from bethshort :
Ah, Paris. Some place I always go when the day had been long and hard.
from astitchaway :
You seem to take pleasure in the simpliest of things. Boiled crawfish, pot-bellied pigs, the sound of rain. It's a very admirable quality.
from bethshort :
Pot-Bellied pigs are fantastic.
from bethshort :
Oh the ideas!
from bethshort :
Sexton erotica will be fun. Check your email. subject line "Sexton"
from bethshort :
Sexton will get her own erotica. Her lesbian dalliances are documented in her poems and in her bio by diane wood middlebrook. As are her adulterous multiple personality affairs...she will be fun!
from astitchaway :
Personally, I think that's what the internet should have always been used for: connecting with people. I can't believe you've been on here that long! I mean, don't get me wrong, I think diaryland is great, and above all else, a leader in online journals. That's just a long time to be committed to a journal! But it does seem you've made some good friends. That's my favorite thing about this site. It's very easy to connect to other people, and it doesn't matter who they are or what they look like. It's only about connecting through words and feelings. That's just amazing to me. Sorry, I talk far too much!
from astitchaway :
She really is a delight. I quite enjoy just indulging in her words. I can relate to so much of what she says. Less in a literal sense, more in a "we're-all-connected" sense, but she makes me feel less alone, as I'm sure many of her readers also feel.
from integrating :
The Aquarian Tarot Deck is also my favorite. Try www.tarot.com They're the best.
from hitch-hike :
Your writing reminds me of the times my imagination was much more creative and whimsical and far less focused toward pragmatic pursuits.
from bethshort :
So glad you like it here at the Dead Poets Cafe...nights are better when I can write about them and shape their desires...
from atwowaydream :
Danger is pretty much my favorite word.
from astitchaway :
I wish I could take the credit for it, but the credit definitely goes to Selena. That woman has an amazing way with words.
from girl101 :
life after law school is messy but so much (SO MUCH) better than life in law school and for that i am extremely grateful. hope you enjoyed your city this week; it's sliding doors to think i almost ended up there for three years.
from astitchaway :
A little late, at least by a few hours, but Happy Valentine's to you. Though there is very little merit to a greeting card invented Holiday, I suppose it is the thought that counts. But I'll skip the roses are red poem. You covered it pretty well already. ;)
from astitchaway :
I guess everyone's had a personality crisis at one point or another, haven't they? I'll try and keep my journal interesting for you :)
from astitchaway :
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you! Thank you for reading my journal :)
from bethshort :
Yes. We must visit Stratford-Upon-Avon! White on Rice would be somewhere in China? Or Vietnam? Both good places to visit as well. Love the French influence that they say can still be felt in Saigon. Now I want to find a place to use Saigon with the Wind...
from bethshort :
We must visit Breast-Avec-Nipple...
from hitch-hike :
I think the database interfaces look the same overseas, except the vocabulary for certain features may be different. I never heard of Fastcase, so I may need to investigate.... Thank for your that pleasurable discussion of perfumes. Smell is such a powerful sense, and thinking of those perfumes and colognes got me thinking about the ones I've lived through... Oui!!!
from hitch-hike :
Ah, academia. I love working in this amazing world. I've been able to meet people from all over the world and who have a curious, exploratory view of life! If I had an additional degree, Id like to be an adjunct lecturer. Have you thought of doing that?... Speaking of work, Westlaw changed its interface. It's called WestlawNext (at least for this week) and it has expanded search features!
from girl101 :
bridge - such a fun game. yes, i've played since high school. thick as thieves, we used to play between classes and on rainy weekends down in the keys. but i stopped when our crew disbanded & moved away for college, so it's been quite the hiatus; it is no longer second nature to count trump & tricks, but i'm learning again. this new crew is fun.
from hitch-hike :
So far, 2013 seems like the year of the unexpected! Icky illness, work suddenly becomes bearable, career opportunities, an impromptu trip to the Bahamas... I've been feeling rather amused!
from ahopeinhell :
I don't seem to write as much anymore (at least nowhere near the prolific writing I did in high school) to anyone, more or less. I guess I miss it. I wonder, am I someone's Vanished? But then, they stopped writing too. Maybe I've lost them, rather than the other way around.
from ahopeinhell :
It's a personal favourite of mine. :) Of course, I've never met a Murakami book I didn't like - which is not to say I've read them all. Rather I find myself drawing out reading each one because I don't yet want to come to the end of them.
from ahopeinhell :
And to you. And to many more. :)
from byebeautiful :
I have lovely entries? I'm embarrassed after reading some of your fascinating bits that you even read mine to begin with!
from trainyard :
Toby Litt is amazing. Definitely give his short stories "Exhibitionism" a try. I f you like it his novel "Hospital" might be right up your alley or even a little sci-fi adventure "Lost in Space". "Lost in space" got shocking reviews when it came out but I must say I read it at a point in my life where it fitted perfectly and it really resonated with me. I often think back to that book and the anxiety I felt and feel about being on this planet. As to "Floorplan" - that is not me if you were implying that..
from byebeautiful :
Why, thank you! I'll be sure to check in on you too.
from trainyard :
How was the Rome film? Got it on my laptop but somehow I can't get the subs in sync. Gotta sort that out..
from stepfordtart :
Vanessa Paradis sings "Joe le Taxi" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_1DZv2oR_o Enjoy! (0r not!) Back in the day, I could sing this but Ive mostly forgotten it now. I cant decide whether Im happy or sad about that. s x
from stardumb :
are you an older gentleman?
from hitch-hike :
In times of romantic droughts, I felt like I'd be alone forever. However, my recollections of statistics assure me it is impossible!
from atwowaydream :
Browser history should be flaunted. . . I just wish there was better lesbian erotica.
from stardumb :
write me an email, i'll see if i can add you... whatever happened to aim? good old aol
from stardumb :
if you dont have a hotmail account, get one and we can talk on messenger, i'll add it and be on tomorrow... or just add me once you get an email paypluto@hotmail.com
from atwowaydream :
heaven's gate, hashtag #o98u989. yes, it's that kind of night.
from stardumb :
i stay up to late, i'm fortunate to have a big room and a flat screen, tho i look for more in the future, that leaves me up cold nights... just calculating, hey lets chat
from integrating :
Oh I have the CD that has that song. Every song on there is so haunting.
from integrating :
" Sad Girl singers and ethereal/dark music. "...Do you know of Mazzy Star? If not check out their song "Fade Into You".
from stardumb :
for me i miss the cold nights, i just always hated being alone for them. but yeah you know lol, it has been a cold round if only i could get prettier memories. x
from trainyard :
Oh, I meant let me know when you write something about "Monsieur". But by all means let me know if you end up writing about aixxx. I was actually wondering if everything is alright with her, too. Her's is one of - if not - my favourite diary on here. I hope she is well and the cancer has not come back or spread. Perhaps she is just madly in love and has forgotten all about us.
from atwowaydream :
Yes, absolutely. No growing up this time. Ever.
from trainyard :
PS. Let me know when you write about it. My time here is usually spent in a rather erratic manner..
from trainyard :
I just checked my notes then. Mustn't have gotten an e-mail notification. Yes, the start is pretty good and then it just loses momentum really fast and really badly. I wonder how autobiographical it is.. This has been my major obsession (net-wise) for the ast months.. www.aixxx.wordpress.com
from atwowaydream :
Yes, waterbears are eternal. I'm glad you liked him hopefully he finds a comfortable and proper niche amongst all of your stufflings.
from trainyard :
Have you read the book yet?
from integrating :
Fuck that bitch from Twitter! Ugh, I can't believe she made you feel the way you do. You just forget all that and imagine her on the toilet. hahahahaha
from hitch-hike :
Do you mean "The" Crescent City, where the locals laissez les bon temps rouler?
from hitch-hike :
Where are you in the deepest south? (A regional description would suffice ;) Me, I'm in South Florida (in the Miami - Palm Beach County metropolitan region).
from bethshort :
Next year will better. I swear. I wish. I know. I hope. *hugs to you*
from moodswing :
I just finished season 4. Gustavo Fring is an excellent character, and despite his obvious evil, I found him strangely sympathetic.
from integrating :
Hi...does Hydroxycut work?
from trainyard :
Wow, I must have a fairly accurate picture of you in my mind then..
from trainyard :
I should have written the above post after I finished reading the book and not only 20 pages in.. Given it has been written by a 22 year-old and given her obvious obsession with Lolita and all things erotic, perhaps an alright pass-time..
from trainyard :
Somehow I think you'd enjoy reading Emma Becker's "Monsieur"..
from glorycloud :
Happy Birthday-if I was in town we could go out for a drink and talk about books & writers.
from akasha90 :
I hope you had a happy birthday. :)
from strayrecluse :
i'm still here. :) i just don't need to write as much when i'm happy and going through the motions.
from famelicose :
I need a small pony friend.
from shotvodka :
I'm not so sure. Ideally I'd like to escape out of where I am now and go and see my dad. Of course, that plan would take some sense of recognition from him... Christmas and New Year has always felt like such a fractious time to me that I still struggle to make plans, even now! How about you? :)
from famelicose :
Oops! Thanks.
from dangerspouse :
Oh my god. I can't believe someone almost just ruined porn for me! I was so stunned I nearly forgot to mention that malbec is overrated. ;)
from atwowaydream :
I like this Jordan.
from atwowaydream :
Aw, well, I've known you for years and I happen to pay attention. For Halloween you should go as a steampunk predator.
from atwowaydream :
You would, Mr. Predator.
from julymalaise :
Thanks for calling me kind. I never really had any haterz, well only the people who were jealous of me, like that Herpes-Infested Lip.Girl I wrote about in my joirnal from Senior year (That girl was annoying! Man, she was the first on my list on who I wanted to bitchslap! But then I would have to bleach my hand, so I won't harbor any bacteria from her nasty-ass face...bitch.. So I guess it is good I didn't, otherwise I would be infected by her grimy self.) Other than that, not that much haterz. And omg, your birthday is coming up!!! Yay!!! Are you excited?!!??? I am!! Lol. Thanks for kind words as always, you are the best!!
from julymalaise :
Hey, thank you!! I cannot wait for November!! Still adjusting to my Iphone,but I am getting used to it, ha. And I still say "bitch, please." when I am cussing out my haterz, haha, sike
from samcorday :
i bought The Necromancer or the tale of the Black Forest, The Italian and i saw this really interesting one called The Witch of Ravensworth (http://www.amazon.com/The-Witch-Ravensworth-Gothic-Classics/dp/0976604884/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3L94NBVBKWEMC&coliid=I16AICU72KV6X8) Can't wait to get through all these books.total Book-gasm!:p
from integrating :
Glad those girls stood up for you last night. Wish I could've seen it. Very cool.
from samcorday :
i'm almost done with Northanger Abbey (Jane mentions so many gothic novels in that book that i've actually bought some of them on amazon! lol.
from famelicose :
You have every right to your vanity, my darling.
from famelicose :
I have a feeling no woman has ever forgotten your touch.
from bombasine :
yeah, that's how it seems to go with all my favorite people.
from famelicose :
To answer your question, I broke up with Adam a few weeks ago.
from bombasine :
he doesn't have a phone, and he won't tell anyone his exact address. one day, he's just going to vanish - office cleared out, emails bounced back - and i won't know if he's taken a postdoc in europe or a classified government job or moved off the grid into some tiny backwoods cabin. i've never met anyone with more beautiful hands or eyes.
from samcorday :
I was browsing through my notes and i realize that i've been so self-involved lately. i saw a note from you a while back when i wasn't writing that said simply "you are missed" and it made me smile. Now THIS----> "....I mean, if your dance craze is a tribute to the mounted warriors of early northeast Asia, then...shouldn't there be moves that reference mounted archery? Neither Psy nor the Waveya girls do any horse-archer moves. This needs to be looked into." MADE ME LAUGH :D
from kll :
If you think a Pikachu fetus is humourous then you need to discover Douglas Paszkiewicz. He is the king of fetus humour. You will either find yourself laughing or cursing me and my repulsive taste in comedy. Either result is funny to me. A classic win-win.
from shotvodka :
I've been avoiding diaryland for a long time, but I'm back and I had forgotten how beautiful and totally encapsulating your life/writing is. I hope you are well. xox
from son-souvenir :
Thanks for your writing. IT is a pleasure to read. My unwarranted suggestion is to go with dark khakis (though I assumed you meant khakis of all colors)... so the new fashion de modo (at least in mexico city) is all skinnish jeans stlye, .. but you could really go with slim jeans .. depends on your body type though. Anyways, excuse the advice. And... umm ... I was going to say something important ... hmm ... oh yes... I try to have both dressy clothes and punk tattered drags... so maybe we might share a similar problem. Somtimes I want to go to a nice place ... but that night I happened to wear my hobo-sytyle wears ... and then I will wear dressy classy clothes and not feel comfortable in the black hole bars I frequent!
from julymalaise :
Donuts are always best when you get them first thing in the morning because they are fressh and yummy. I usually get my donuts at the bakery at the supermarket and they are fantastic. I love the blueberry tasting donuts at Dunkin' Donuts though. Man, they are swell!
from julymalaise :
Wow, that is so insane! But glad that everything is fine! And I would've gotten you some donuts, but you see, my broom snapped in half, and I was unable to fly because of it, so yeah. I'm sorry :/ Lol, just kidding. What type of donuts do you eat? I usually eat mine regular. Just glazed donuts. I used to like the sprinkles and icing, but then I was like "I like 'em plain and simple!"
from atwowaydream :
slippery. . . enigmatic. . . it all means Have another cocktail, Selena.
from matroyshka :
Of course, although I think we may already be friends? I'm radiokvetch, and you're fort_kanji?
from matroyshka :
I've switched over (perhaps permanently) to LJ!
from julymalaise :
Whoaa!! What a Monday!! That is so crazy that there was a fire in your office, but I am glad it was not severe. I am glad to hear noone got hurt and that everyone was safe and evacuated quickly. How was my Monday? Okay, I guess. I ate some donuts :) (Jking! Glad that you are okay, Mr. RAVEN!)
from julymalaise :
Hi! Sorry it took me long to reply to your note! My computer is finally fixed, woo!! But that does sound romantic though and that's cool that you guys dated Senior year. Back then, you could introduce people in many ways, but nowadays, you really can't meet people without seeming "creepy" or "awkward". So how the hell do you meet people then?!!?!? Sometimes I do not get people. It's like they expect a relationship or friendship to form from the sky or something.... P.S. Don't get mad over that poster crap. That poster sounds so lame...you are too cool for some dumb-ass poster some girl posted. Don't let it ruin your self-esteem and your autumn. A poster that says baloney and shitty stuff should not dampen your mood.
from hitch-hike :
I have yet to encounter anyone doing it in the library stacks, and I've been working in them for 11 years! I'm starting to think it's a myth...
from thepeachtree :
I could really use a note right now, and your the only one online right now. Thanks.
from julymalaise :
You are wwlcomeee!! And Neko Case is quite brilliant. I am starting to favor her. Thanks for your thoughts on the matter. My friend was stopped by the guy in the car for her number. I was with her when it happened and she gave him her number and we both did not know f it was okay to give a guy his number when he asked from his car, so yeeahh. I need to give y'all all of the details as soon as I get my computer fixed Wednesday.
from julymalaise :
Okay, I sent you a message with the p/w on your livejournal inbox. Do tell me if you get it...
from julymalaise :
Thanks, but however did you get the idea that I am going to vanish? :) I am not planning to leave diaryland. And I thought you already had a password. Are you having trouble accessing my entries?
from matroyshka :
My issue with "serious music" lovers is the intense pretentiousness that often accompanies them. I love classical music; I played piano for 9 years and was a classically trained singer for 5. That being said, I can appreciate a piece for its technical ability, but for me, a technically perfect piece does not equate to a superior one. I've been condemned by some peers for preferring a Chopin piece over a Mozart one, although some may argue the latter is superior due to its technical abilities. I don't care, I want to feel something from music, I want to immerse myself in it, lose myself in it. Two of my close friends, one of whom is an incredibly successful oboe player and the other a violist, commented on this quality of mine- they said "I love talking to you about music, because you're not a snob about it. You have a deep passion for this, not a cold, methodological one".
from famelicose :
Thank you, darling.
from bombasine :
actually, i think there are two species of book pest - one sincerely believes that "reading" is the same thing as "not doing anything," and then acts like a jerk when you'd rather keep reading than talk to them about whatever stupid thing they interrupted you to say. the other is just fucking with you because they find it entertaining, and when they see you reading in public, they go about it in a particular way. (if the latter guy also cares about the book and has something interesting to say about it, i think he is not a book pest but something else instead.)
from bombasine :
the fundamental problem with the book pest - who is A Thing, and also The Worst - is that he never actually cares about the book.
from bombasine :
having just emerged from an unpleasant encounter with a book pest, your entry makes me want to put my head down on my desk for a while.
from famelicose :
I'm sitting outside right now in a short robe and my legs are becoming frostbitten.
from atwowaydream :
I have this song for you.
from atwowaydream :
You are youthful and vibrant and very, very pettable. Loved talking with you.
from trainyard :
Fuck yeah! And basically in your neighbourhood.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing_stones
from trainyard :
WTF am I writing? Hello prescription pain killers.. Fave line? All I tried to write is that the notion of parallel lines meeting is an oddity high on my list of favourite things. So glad Ivan wrote about it in such a poetic way. If he now writes about the sailing rocks I'd love him for ever.. This is getting ridiculous.. Am I thinking out loud?!
from trainyard :
That was my favourite line, too. In term of Toby Litt, "Hospital" is, in my opinion his best book, but I also liked "Journey into Space" a lot even though it has gotten horrific reviews. Somehow the story resonated a lot with me, life in general, on this planet, ...
from trainyard :
I'm not sure to which of your notes I have replied. I am planning on moving back to Berlin. It has been over a decade. And thank you, it wasn't my favourite Toby Litt book but it had some good stuff in it. Have you ever read his books?
from matroyshka :
I'm studying abroad here for a semester, I've been here for about two weeks now. I'm planning on visiting St Petersburg in two weeks and then either Tallinn or Budapest in a month.. I have yet to decide which. I'm interested to hear about your results with the Hydroxycut and all; cigarettes and caff macchiatos are my go-to weight loss tools.
from matroyshka :
Here's the little birdie from Moscow.. And don't fret, not all of us have forgotten about Arminianism. Who among us doesn't love a good, old-fashioned religious reformative movement? I've done a bit of work on Tom ttn ze ttnho and Milč of Kroměř, myself.
from narcissa :
i get to travel for work, if you can believe it...sometimes i can't believe it myself. Lucky me, I've been coming here for years.
from genetikerin :
Oh, that's funny because I was in Moscow on Saturday. I flew through on my way back home. :)
from genetikerin :
Nope, back stateside unfortunately. Are you talking about the Bermudadreieck in the Ruhrgebiet by any chance?
from julymalaise :
Yay!! Glad to help, Mr. Raven!
from julymalaise :
A "Ride or Die Bitch." is a somewhat gangster term. What "Ride or Die" means is like for example if I am going to fight someone, my friend is going to be like "Okay, I'm ridin' for you.", meaning she will have my back and you know, be there for me and be on my side and stick up for me when things get rough. Basically, it is someone who is there for you through all the bad times. So I guess Lana Del Rey is probably trying to say like "Will she stick around? Does she got your back?" Mostly likely that is what she is trying to say or it could be a sexual innuendo like you mentioned in your entry. But I think she is saying in the song like "Will she be there for you through the rough times?"
from genetikerin :
Technical writing and publishing. :)
from genetikerin :
Left academia for the private sector, I'm afraid. It allows me to work anywhere in the world though. I can't beat that. :)
from genetikerin :
Bursa in Turkey was me. :)
from atwowaydream :
Mae, for sure. And stuftie is just. . . dreadful. ::shivers:: It's just all kinds of wrong.
from julymalaise :
Aww... just read your entry and hey, no problem. I always like for my friends to be safe and sound. :) I always worry, haha. But how is everything? Did the rain/wind stop?
from julymalaise :
Okay, good. How is the storm? You okay there?
from julymalaise :
"de wind goin' to hurry the cane, mon!" Funny as shit, yo. Hope everything is fine and be safe from the hurricane!! Keep checking for updates and do write in your Moleskine!
from silentcries8 :
Thanks for the note:). I've enjoyed reading yours as well.
from atwowaydream :
What we lack in credit, we make up for in charm.
from famelicose :
I love getting your letters. I have one for you in an envelope I wrote some time ago. I need to get stamps...
from julymalaise :
OH! I hope it just disappears, this Isaac! I hope you will be okay. Thoughts are to you and to everyone who are getting Isaac along their paths. Remember to be prepared and be safe, Raven. Please, do! And do check up on the storm updates periodically!
from julymalaise :
How's everything?
from famelicose :
Let us be lost together, my darling.
from bethshort :
Hmm?
from bethshort :
yeah dragonflies have been known to startle me eventhough logically i know there's nothing to be afraid of.
from narcissa :
Yes there is that. as far as it goes with places to have one's heart crushed, i know it could be worse. Everything about it is perfect except for all the lovestruck couples (I'd almost forgotten how it feels in the south, when you can't wait until the end of september.. that's how i got here in the first place)
from atwowaydream :
I thought of it first! ::sticks out tongue:: But there will be stock options soon, no worries.
from inimitable :
i really do appreciate it. thank you, always.
from bethshort :
If there isn't EVP erotica there really should be just like there should be holocaust butoh. and i really think you should get out your katana and strike poses...just not to kesha..et tu raven? no, please not you too!
from sky-rocket :
"in the aeroplane over the sea"
from atwowaydream :
Yes, stufflings. But this was a real live dog. Someone's dog. I don't know who, and that makes me uncomfortable. I wish I had more stuffling friends on Facebook.
from julymalaise :
I had a little tiff with my parents about a purchase from B&N, but it was just a misunderstanding and it is quite resolved now. I had to vent out my feelings when it happened, so I vented it out here and it sounds so very melodramatic, but hey, Ibwas angry at the time, so I didn't really care if I was being dramatic...lol.
from narcissa :
oh, thanks. here's hoping... i give it a fifty/fifty chance. They tell me that's not bad if you're the gambling type. i hope yours is going better than mine!
from narcissa :
thanks. i feel like everything's kind of collapsing around me here, but the sky is there. that's something right :)
from hitch-hike :
Greetings from Florida! Thanks for stopping by my place. I love the serendipity of blogging and seeing who "finds" another :D
from asmo-deus :
inebriation helps.
from akasha90 :
thank you! and summer is way too hot. i'm thankful for the occasional rain.
from trainyard :
Why thank you, Mr.
from integrating :
thank you :)
from akasha90 :
thank you!
from julymalaise :
No problem, dear friend.
from julymalaise :
Right. That is why mini-series are great because they put all the extra details in from the book. Check your lj inbox if you have a chance...
from julymalaise :
Yes, the movie is coming out around Christmas time or New Year's, I forget which holiday, but I know it is in the wintertime. I wanna see it and I want to check out that miniseries as well!! I knew they had a miniseries of The Scarlet Letter, which I watched, but never had I heard of "Anna Karenina."
from atwowaydream :
yay. you have become a very dear friend to me.
from julymalaise :
Hey, yes. I started reading "Anna Karenina", but I have not finished it yet because I postponed my readings to start "Lolita" since it has less pages and because I could not wait to start teading it. Well, I like 'Anna Karenina" so far, it is a brilliant book. So glad that they will make a movie out of it. Keira Knightley and Jude Law are going to be in it! Fantastic!
from glorycloud :
Garbage-I have all their music except their new album-stay cool-the other day you mentioned your love of books-I am also a book lover-they carry me into different worlds-peace
from famelicose :
Part of my personality, or rather all of my personality, always needs more.
from atwowaydream :
Just by the way you treat your stufflings. . . I knew that.
from defaults :
charles bukowski ♥
from sky-rocket :
no BBQ for me, either.
from sky-rocket :
i know, right? even the amateur porn contest held in my fair city has its limits: no animals, no minors, and no poop.
from atwowaydream :
The Velveteen Rabbit. I can't even. . . there are no words.
from julymalaise :
Yeah, next time, I am just going to get blank CDs and just put my photos in there. My music did not get lost, they are backed up, but all of my photos are all gone, well, most of them and all of my programs and whatnot. But it is okay, because I am going to get them back! But thanks!
from integrating :
Sorry you're feeling lonely. :(
from akasha90 :
although i didn't start reading your diary ten years ago, once i did, i couldn't stop reading. as long as you continue writing, i'll continue reading.
from atwowaydream :
"Gone Girl" maybe not, but Flynn's first novel, "Sharp Objects" is twisted and haunting and pretty damn good.
from julymalaise :
It was really wonderful, thank you very much. It just went by so fast.
from integrating :
Thank you. My back is better except when I have to go somewhere on the bus..Called my Dr. about the anxiety med but he wasn't there.
from julymalaise :
Thanks always for the kind words, my good friend, and I will make it brilliant!
from famelicose :
Loved the new entry. Mrs. Lincoln was quite an odd woman.
from stepfordtart :
Sounds like Syfy are on something of a roll, seeing as they aired "Sharktopus" (I kid you not) not a few nights since. Similarly, "Mega Python vs Gatoroid" (starring Debbie Gibson AND Tiffany!) should be something for which you most definitely do NOT set the video. Glad to have been of service. s x
from julymalaise :
Thank you Raven very much!
from thruthecrowd :
Thank you. :)
from thruthecrowd :
My having pet plants goes WAAAY back to childhood, and they all have had names. :)
from trainyard :
Berlin does sound like a great idea. Am planning on a European summer next year. The boy who wrote that ended up moving to Nepal for two years. He just arrived back in Australia last week.
from integrating :
Thank you for the birthday wishes. :)...No, you posted that quote, "Goddamn you, southbound trains", and asked who you imagined saying that and I like Jeff Bridges whiskey-tinted voice. Sounded good to me, :D
from integrating :
"Goddamn you, southbound trains"...Jeff Bridges
from loladesilva :
I think Dude was originally the American term for Dandy, if that makes it any better. But brolita is an ugly word. "Brolita, Bovine of mine bawn..."
from breathe-salt :
thank you so much for making my day!
from glorycloud :
"I live surrounded by books; I live through books." that also describes me-peace Jonny
from asmo-deus :
your advice has helped oodles. my sincere thanks.
from elusive-you :
i LOVE how i met your mother--good choice!
from rosewrites :
why hello there! well i havent bn on much latelt bc we havent had internet but its back and so am i. im not quite sure why anyone would read my things on here though, but im glad you think i should write more. i think i should too :) unfortunately i have some privacy issues so i had a breakdown in my actual physical writing and kindof a block in my free flow of writing but i think im ok. anyways, tell me about yourself :) and thanks for the note xo
from asmo-deus :
how do you manage to post so often? such discipline. any advice for a weary writer?
from narcissa :
i admit, i'm partial to the margarita/strawberry mix. I know they're a throw-back to a stupid time, and potentially dangerous, etc. But i love those drive-thru daiquiri shops.
from atwowaydream :
I love that you understand that, darling! such a loyal friend you have become. I sound like Yoda. Good night.
from narcissa :
hello again. and thank you. it's always nice to know that someone is reading.
from sephiragrace :
and so are seals, penquins, puffins, giraffes, horses, and a plethora of other animals :)
from atwowaydream :
also, definitely took some time to really appreciate the Russian.
from atwowaydream :
it's one of the worse heartbreaks i've ever experiences. seriously.
from sephiragrace :
and yes, always always be polite to a darling pony!
from sephiragrace :
yes cuppycakes!
from integrating :
I'm sorry, that was a nice thing to say and I didn't acknowledge it. Thank you
from integrating :
You and me both, hahaha
from integrating :
btw, it's just a romance novel, nothing like what you're used to reading :)
from integrating :
thanks, i think i'm gonna need that major good luck.
from defaults :
i felt like i should say thanks, but really, it just comes out that way. but thank you anyway.
from julymalaise :
HAHA! Everyone always says that! I know, it is a weird word, but Pomology is like the study of fruits and whatnot. It is basically a gardening class, horticulture. Sometimes I just call it Pomology though...lol! I am just weird like that ;p
from ahopeinhell :
It's a wonderful brew! My friend (the manager there) made blends after all the different characters in Sherlock. She's wildly imaginative. Sometimes it makes my head hurt.
from trainyard :
How is spring treating you? I haven't been back in a while but your diaryland quote from a while back still resonates with me..
from julymalaise :
ARGH, they are so annoying! I was about to plug the phone jack. But that lady hasn't called since, which is good. But we put our name out of the telemarketer list, so no more annoying calls! YAY!
from ahopeinhell :
I haven't been to a proper coffee shop in ages, but maybe a tea house is more my style. And then, there are so many kinds of teas... but a good strong black tea (something with Formosa gunpowder or Lapsang souchong) with a splash of milk (and no sugar) has been my favourite as of late. I almost exclusively go to a place here, a small shop, that a friend of mine works at. It's in an seemingly ancient, house-converted-to-business shop, cozy and creaking with floor boards that are starting to wear away and a newly renovated kitchen. I used to work there; the owner was awful to his employees. He's a decent man, but a poor boss. Still, it's nice to have a bit of a history with a place, and it's not as though we don't get along well enough now. I understand that for whatever his reason, he has to be obstinate and short-sighted. It's a shop that stays warm in the main area all year long, stifling in summer, and a back room that somehow never gets warm. I suppose that's where I would like to be a lot of the time.
from atwowaydream :
Loyal friends are the best friends.
from sephiragrace :
Thanks, I do too. I think it will. There also may be a trip overseas.
from sephiragrace :
you're welcome, enjoy!
from fairybones :
sure, you can definitely have a password. i've just sent it to your dland email. let me know if you receive it okay, yeah? <3
from julymalaise :
Oh yes, I must try it out!! And yum, it sounds absolutely delicious on burgers!!
from julymalaise :
Yuuuuuummm, that was quite helpful, my dear friend. I will definetely keep that in mind. I didn't know you could switch up the meats and whatnot. Very interesting! And yuuummm... they should have more New Orleans style restaurants up here in the East, you're luck you live in the heart of that delicious, finger-licking food. Man... lucky man!! LOL. And I will definetely try that Seasoned Salt, it sounds good!!!!!
from elusive-you :
i believe it's charlize theron, if i'm not mistaken (and i very well could be). and it's a bit of an awful feeling not having someone sometimes.
from julymalaise :
Jambalaya is delicious!! How do you make your jambalaya, I am quite curious. And do not laugh at me for asking this (okay, you can) but is there only one kind of jambalaya you can make. Or is there other ingredients you make jambalaya with?? See, I do not know much about Jambalaya and I asking you all of this since you know more about New Orleans food than me...considering you live in New Orleans...lol...
from elusive-you :
oh my, thank you so much! that's so lovely of you to say. i hope you're having yourself a nice day. :)
from julymalaise :
Hell to the yeah!!
from julymalaise :
I know, we must encourage people to stay at dland. D-Team forever, yo!!! Lol. We must be a team, yay!!
from akasha90 :
it's unlocked if you're interested.
from julymalaise :
It sure is!
from atwowaydream :
Well, of course Jar-Jar Binks.
from bombasine :
oh - also trainwreckiness, but that of course follows naturally from the aforementioned trifecta.
from bombasine :
i can see why you like cat - she's precisely on that sweet spot of performativity, self-awareness and heart-melting sincerity.
from greentealeaf :
yeah..i know, but i just FEEL old sometimes to do ANYTHING. y'know? but that's just me.. ps. HELLO!
from julymalaise :
Awww, it's nice to have you around as well!! And thanks for saying you love reading my entries, I like reading your entries as well, they are quite interesting and intriguing!!
from trainyard :
"I'll be writing here 'til the site itself vanishes. I'm not going anywhere. I'll be here 'til ruin and the world's ending." This is exactly what I was thinking when I updated my diary on Wednesday. I was also thinking about all the peeps that are now writing blogs..
from julymalaise :
Hahahha, awww, that's sweet. It's nice to correspond with you as well and I appreciate it. You're a very good friend!! And thanks for mentioning me on one of your entries!!
from integrating :
Yeah, it's very aggravating. Especially not being able to email for tech support! uh!
from tofalldivine :
"Miss Peregrine's" is a great read and the artwork is beautiful. All of the art in the book comes from found photographs. The author has other great collections of found photography on his website that are worth checking out. He also did a pretty amazing book trailer and making off where he shows how he found the house he imagined.
from julymalaise :
You bet! I couldn't agree with you more, Raven! Journaling is the best thing that ever happened to me!
from tofalldivine :
All kinds of things. I just finished Jaycee Duggard's memoir, "A Stolen Life." I found it a bit difficult to get through as it could be a bit stomach turning at times. Justin Cronin's, "The Passage" which probably would have been better had he skipped the middle bit and possibly the end. "Fracture" by Megan Mirance, tons of stuff by Ellen Hopkins and Sharon Creech, "When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", "Wintergirls" and "Speak, all for my Children's Literature class. "The Executioner Always Chops Twice," purely for entertainment. Nothing particularly difficult or literary. Lots of YA lit for my class, some of it better than others. What are you reading these days?
from tofalldivine :
I'm glad I am not the only one making appearances. I wish the rain would make more appearances here in the great white north sometimes. I don't change terribly much. Continuing to learn(in one of those lovely institutes of higher education), still living a fairy-tale life, still incredibly lucky. I read too much and do too little on my assignments. Like another of your note-leavers, I also just found out the alternate meaning of "shark week." Here I had the naive belief that everyone loved channels like Discovery as much as me.
from tofalldivine :
That really depends on the context of the question. A new life in what sense of the word? How are you these days? I fear that I do not check this world as much as I intend to.
from julymalaise :
Hhahaahhaha, somewhere out there is mindlessly watching Shark Week... oh boyyy!
from integrating :
2012-02-27...ahhhh, you made me laugh!
from julymalaise :
Okay, I am commenting on all that "Shark Week" hullaboo that was discussed on one of your entries last week. Now I know what that term refers to, thanks to you. Okay, you probably think I am crazy for not knowing what the term meant, but you do not understand. I've heard some girls at my school saying to each other, "Shark Week is coming on next week." and I was sooo puzzled. I was like "What the hell??? Shark Week? They do not have that show anymore!! And what the fuck do they care!?!?" Now I realized how much of an idiot I am and how dense I can be. LOL. But wywhat the hell?? Shark Week sounds so weird, but I guess it makes sense in tnat way.... Imao.
from julymalaise :
Well, that sucks you got soaked, but it is good that the weather is being good to you on Mardi Gras. Enjoy your day!!
from integrating :
You got a WILD imagination! :D
from julymalaise :
Hope you did not get soaked and hopefully, the parade went through and how are you? Haven't heard from you from a long while!!!
from julymalaise :
Be careful with the thunderstorms and hail and whatnot, today, Mr. Raven!!
from integrating :
Thank you. I should just hang up on him.
from integrating :
"All real love stories are tragedies"...That one stopped me in my tracks. So true.
from julymalaise :
It is going pretty good. How is yours? Yeah, I am just enjoying myself and I like that V-day message you put on your diary. We should all listen to The Gin Blossoms and read to the very end of The Great Gatsby....
from julymalaise :
Thanks Raven, hope all is well! Hope you have a good Valetine's Day as well! Enjoy yourself!!
from fifidellabon :
...and I do, whenever I get a minute!
from atwowaydream :
perchance I might look into that, actually.
from atwowaydream :
It's a Hello Kitty chainsaw, silly!
from julymalaise :
I do have to check that perso n out and listen to some of their songs. The only rappers I like are T.I. and T-Pain. I do not like Lil' Wayne. He is gross looking!!
from julymalaise :
Glad you enjoyed yourself on SuperBowl Sunday. "And all you kids get off my damn' lawn" Hhaha, that was funny as hell, yo! Nicki Minaj is some crazy-ass girl with some crazy-ass songs. Personally, I don't listen to her because I don't like hip-hop or rap, but some of her songs are good, I have to admit. My friend wants to be like her. She's obssessed. She even dances like Nicki Minaj. It's kinda creepy.
from sky-rocket :
yes, you're still anonymous :)
from julymalaise :
I love Asian food as well. It is da bomb! No lie. I hadvfajitas and they were awesome and spicy!!
from julymalaise :
Aw, thanks. Hope you have a good weekend as well. And what did you had for dinner? Hopefully, something savory!
from integrating :
stairway dream.. thanks, glad you like it
from julymalaise :
I'm glad she's okay as well and that crazy guy is bad!! Like they say, a guy who hits you once is going to hit you again. She should stay away from him! Crazy people are fuckin' I don't know- crazy as hell, yo. I have so many crazy people in my life that it is nuts. Like, shiiiiiiitt. anyway, hope you are doing well, Mr. Raven Claven!
from inimitable :
thank you for that.
from julymalaise :
Hey, I was reading your recent entry and It made me crack up about that guy because that guy who was ranting about Obama and stuff sounded like a complete dickhead and I agree with you one hundred percent, he's one crazy dude. I know how you feel, there is this crazy girl in my grade room and she kept talking about crazy shit and like how her boobs were hurting and that was why she was angry and how she got kicked in the butt by some dude and she had to impersonate it to the principal and it was really random and strange. Yo, I would've punch that guy, he sounded so insane, like the hell..... and I hope your friend is okay. I can't believe her husband almost strangled her! That's scary and completely a serious matter!
from integrating :
It made me laugh. :D
from integrating :
I enjoyed last night's post. (1-27-12) I changed my comment about you on my profile. Classic.
from integrating :
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
from papersails :
I I heard about Hull House, too. Sad.
from atwowaydream :
Robot llamas are a must.
from papersails :
You see, I just found out there's no way for you to see my favorite entries. :/
from papersails :
It was Bright Morning Star, How Thou Art Fallen
from papersails :
Go see for yourself under "my favorite entries..." then you can read all the nice things I said about it!
from papersails :
did you know I added one of your entries to my favorite entries?
from integrating :
Will miss your entries. Have a great time!
from papersails :
I like Marianne Faithfull, too. I have a few questions for you-- how old are you? Are you a man? Where are you from and where do you live now? I ask because it seems to be important to understanding yr diary. That charcoal nomad garment you wanted to buy your friend.... what is it called? What is it?
from julymalaise :
I know, I can't wait for Monday. That is when second semester starts!
from matroyshka :
Thank you kindly for the recommendations! I thoroughly enjoy that Vizinczey excerpt- incredibly haunting and beautiful. I've picked up a few books about contemporary art, of which I'm not particularly well-versed; my interests are primarily early modern to the Victorian era. Those will be occupying most of my time for now, however I still need to read the new Murakami. I'm so behind!
from moodswing :
I finally got a Kindle. I'm thinking about writing some short things this year, just to publish in the e-reader market. Of course "short" is still comparatively longer than anything else I've been writing, which is nothing. gahhhh
from ahopeinhell :
So sorry, Raven. My heart's been so heavy lately. I hope you're doing well. I hope winter is kind.
from moodswing :
what am I writing.. isn't that always the question..
from papersails :
Thanks for the welcome back! It's good to be back!
from julymalaise :
Thanks, raven!!!!! Yeah, I took a deep breath and I think I am confident on what I got on my finals, I am just scared, but I think I did well enough. I think I will find out what I got on my finals today. I am just sooooo glad that semester one is over with and I can look forward to second semester!!!! YAY!!!
from papersails :
I enjoyed your most recent post. Just wanted you to know I'm back... and it feels for real this time.
from matroyshka :
School is well thus far, although my diet is already 75% lattes (skinny with an extra shot of espresso, naturally) which gives you some idea to my schedule. I've only been back for a week and I already have to send in internship/grant forms, so many things to do!
from matroyshka :
*that sings. whoops!
from matroyshka :
I apologize for the lack of updates, although i assure you i've been quite the faithful reader! i hope the beginnings of 2012 have been good to you- after reading your earlier entries and the events you've endure you definitely deserve it. what have you been reading/listening to as of late? I highly recommend Etro's cover of Robyn's "girlfriend"; absolutely incredible stuff. lately i've been returning to my early high school favorites, such as regina spektor - so much nostalgia. any woman that in both russian and french in a single song is an automatic lesbian crush.
from sky-rocket :
hi! :)
from integrating :
Thanks again, and I will be reading your diary. :)
from integrating :
Thank you!
from elgan :
Thanks for the note saying I'll be missed. However, I haven't posted a diary entry at Diaryland since early 2010. I update my link to my Wordpress blog every time I add an entry there because there are still people who follow me here by watching their buddy lists and I'd hate to disappoint them. Come visit there sometime. It's the same old me, just a new address.
from julymalaise :
Thanks so much, Raven!!!!
from atwowaydream :
it's a lovely lavender smell that can never be duplicated.
from atwowaydream :
Have loved The Borgias since eternity, but to see it on a television show is marvelous. Cheers to the last disc of an awesome season! (and thank you, by the way)
from julymalaise :
Heeeey, thanks!!! HAPPY 2012 AS WELL!!!! PARTY IT UP AND DO HAVE SOME FUN!!!
from atwowaydream :
But, of course! Guzzle your drink shamelessly for me at midnight.
from atwowaydream :
He's already in the Gifted and Talented program, and he only sleeps with Mozart in the background. Someone messes with Walter at school, I'll go Hand That Rocks the Cradle on that bitch. Even if it's a kid.
from julymalaise :
Oh yeah!! I heard CK is a good brand on perfumes. Coach is good as well They have good perfume smells...and I'll look up Bijan the next time I'll go out to the store... thanks Raven!
from julymalaise :
One time when I was like thirteen years of age, or was it twelve? It was when I was twelve, I thought I was so cool that I bought some Chanel No.9 with my gift card and was disappointed when I smelled like an old lady. So yeah, after that, I never used it again because to be honest, the scent reminded me of old women, not something for a twelve-year-old at the timee--so I felt pretty stupid wasting all of my money on that. Oh, the good days!
from stepfordtart :
Eau Sauvage! Oh my! When I was at school, in the early 80s, ALL the boys at the fancy boys school (my school was just fancy girls!) in town wore Eau Sauvage for special occasions - like school dances and stuff like taht. We used to joke that the headmaster came into their dorm with a stirrup pump full of the stuff and gave them all a good dousing. Eau Sauvage reminds me of lots of handsome, rich, enthusiastic-but-sexually-inept, boys from my youth (who are probably all fat balding bankers by now). Ah! Happy times! s x
from atwowaydream :
Lohr, I can already tell that Walter is gifted and talented. It's PTA time.
from julymalaise :
Well, the Nook is quite a spectacular device. It is very clear and surprisingly, it does not hurt your eyes when you are reading it and it is glare-free from the sun so you are able to read with it better without any annoying interferences from the outside world (AKA The Sun.) It is easy to browse things and it has a wide selection of books for you to buy, so if you are looking for a specific title, you are garanteed to find a copy. It's pretty neat and you can go on the internet on it as well. I'm not sure how it compares to the Kindle and Ipad, but from what I heard, the Kindle from Amazon is having some problems like blowing up and hackers or whatever and glitches, etc and Ipad is just so damn expensive, I mean, the Ipad is the same price as a laptop. Might as well get a laptop instead of an Ipad and call it a day, lol.The only difference between the two is that one has a disc drive and the other doesn't Besides, the nooks are cheaper and smaller and plus, you can to read on them!! That is the best part! (Of course, you can read on the Ipad, but this is a device specifically made for reading!)
from ahopeinhell :
And to you! Wishing you the best of the season. Here's to a new year. I'm glad this one is almost over. :)
from sephiragrace :
Great! :)
from sephiragrace :
I hope you received my card! Have a merry christmas
from julymalaise :
Oh, why thank you. Do enjoy your day tommorrow as well!
from julymalaise :
Oh! I thought that was so amazing that he was able to make his code and later on, people were able to decipher it! Such a brilliant man!! And yes, I am going to enjoy my break! It's going to be great!! And have a lovely holiday, sir!!
from moodswing :
so far so good. I mixed the rum with a small can of peach soda. I'm not sure what to call it, but it was delicious. I woke up feeling like I'd been punched in the nose, but I'd do it again.
from moodswing :
Krampus brought me Kraken rum
from julymalaise :
I'm glad to be reading you as well!! Yeah, I shouldn't worry about those people in school, but they just make me so very angry and right now, I just had enough. I just want to focus on Christmas and read a nice book. I'm just waiting for second semester to come!! Thanks for the kind words as always, Raven. And that is so cool that you have been here since '02 and it must great to just reflect on what happened in your life and the world throughout the years!! Wishing I could do that with my journals!! And Samuel Pepys is awesome!
from glorycloud :
Merry Christmas & happy New Year! peace Jonny
from julymalaise :
Same to you, Raven!! And omg!!! You reached your 3,000 entry!! You should be pleased!! Congradulations!!!!!!!
from moodswing :
I spent six hours at Mall of America. Bought a faux fur hat and The Book of Disquiet
from julymalaise :
Why, thank you, good sir!!!!!!!!
from strayrecluse :
thank you for leaving me sweet words over the past few weeks. it's nice to know that someone is out there, hearing my little thoughts. xx
from ahopeinhell :
What kind of word would it be? Something very short, I think, but hard to pronounce. Something that hurt. Something that made you concentrate on each syllable.
from julymalaise :
Thanks for the websites, Raven. Much appreciated!!
from loladesilva :
Thankyou kindly. And the ghosts, I'm sure, appreciate elegies.
from atwowaydream :
"some mutant kind of jaundice." is perfect.
from matroyshka :
It's quite funny you mentioned Trixies, as being from the Chicago suburbs I've never heard of it. Although, given that it's a Lincoln Park stereotype it's definitely fitting. It used to be more of a trendy, hipster-y area but it's quickly become quite the yuppie place. Personally, I hang out in the UChicago area in Hyde Park which I vastly prefer; full of intellectuals, although if you step on the Green Line at night be prepared to mingle with used heroin needle-wielding ghetto ladies.
from matroyshka :
Ah, merci! On the subject of Newt Gringrich, I really must agree with you. While my knee jerk reaction is to disagree with every word that comes out of his mouth (god, do I loathe that man), he was quite right in his statement. It's preposterous to claim that Palestinians are not Arab, and their desperate attempts to prove otherwise reveal how insecure Palestine's history is.
from julymalaise :
I'm the same way, I can never give up anything, it's quite ridiculous actually and my father is always saying how I need to get rid of papers and objects that I don't need, but I get easily attached. However, I DO need to clean things out and I'm hoping to sell some of my books because half of the books, I don't read anymore and I'm keeping the books that I really like also. Do you know a good website for you can sell used books? And thank you for the congrads, I'm so happy!!
from papersails :
I really appreciate that you enjoy my writing, but I'm not comfortable giving out that info right now. I'll let you know if things change. In the meantime, please know I have decided to channel more of papersails' rawness and immediacy into The Light in November. Thank you for your understanding.
from papersails :
After a lot of soul-searching, I opened papersails back up. It feels so good, I think it was one of the best decisions I've made in awhile. You and the people who read your notes can see my blogspot blog... please don't go to that blog and talk about this one, I'd like for it not to get around that "Holga" of The Light in November is also papersails. I'm not an egomaniac who thinks anyone would care, I'm just paranoid... but maybe being paranoid is really similar to being an egomaniac. :P
from julymalaise :
Awww.... thanks RAVEEEEE!!!! I will post some soon!! You know it!
from atwowaydream :
Andre does still exist (assuming it's probably the same, only modernized) and it's for the birds of birds of demon children.
from atwowaydream :
Thank you for the advice, my darling friend.
from atwowaydream :
quite the beautiful entry, Lohr.
from ahopeinhell :
I'm not so sure there's any actual single person doing it. I just feel very removed from just about everyone around me. Moreso, of late. It's a bit disconcerting. I feel like I'm floating from place to place, never touching ground and never quite stopping.
from papersails :
Thank you for expressing interest in my writing. My diary here has become just that: a diary I write in when I don't feel like writing in my paper diary. I have a blog at thelightinnovember.blogspot.com, however, where I write, post my photographs, and post things off the internet that I like (music videos, a photo shoot of Frances Bean Cobain, etc.) I also post playlists from CD mixes I make ppl (yeah, I still listen to CDs... I even still use a discman!)
from englishsucks :
thanks ♥ do you have one?
from ahopeinhell :
I don't plan on going away any time soon. On an unrelated note, have you read any Haruki Murakami? I think you would like his works.
from strayrecluse :
the songs that were shared between me and my ex boyfriend over the past year. the national, moving mountains, this will destroy you, etc etc. they remind me of him and it's too painful to listen to.
from julymalaise :
Thanks for the grand advice, Raven72d! You are right, I will be clear with him about exactly what I want because like you said, it's my Senior year. I make it how it is!
from julymalaise :
Ooooh, Russian Blue cats. I really want one. They are so beautfiul!! A must! Anyway, my life's been awkward because of several things that I will explain in my journal entry and hey, Seether by Veruca Salt is in my Ipod as well!! I love Veruca SALT!!
from moodswing :
happy day after your birthday, good sir
from fairybones :
ahh, my library doesn't have that book either! but they do have 'the lover' by her. it sounds pretty interesting, so i'm going to put it on hold.
from englishsucks :
happy birthday♥
from julymalaise :
Hahaha, you are welcome and I'm glad you like my shout-out. I do say that bear was quite dashing, don't ya think? :D Have a lovely evening!!!
from atwowaydream :
Isn't he pathetic is all of the right ways? I want him. Still. . . aside from facebook messages, I send you DL Happy Birthday wishes.
from julymalaise :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RAVEN!!! Yo, check out my l-j entry, have a surprise for youuuuu! And hey, my friends wants to go to Pratt too!
from stepfordtart :
Happy Birthday! If its today (22nd) you share with Jooj! s x
from trainyard :
Why, thank you.
from ahopeinhell :
I hope you have a good birthday (as much as we both wanted to hide away from the dates)! I celebrated mine last week, with Shigeru Miyamoto. I think ScarJo is a pretty good birthday date, too.
from julymalaise :
Me and math were never on good terms either. However, I think we are both at a mutual agreement. At least for now... and thanks! LOL.
from loladesilva :
Slowly, I mean I live on the west coast, so its usually slush, but there will be at the very least a few days of snow at some point. Sometimes, it hits hard though, so I can always cross my fingers.
from julymalaise :
Awww, that's cute. I wanna see the Warhol Museum and boy, they DO get all the snowstorms down there. Wish I went there. My Uncle is going to college near there, he's transfering!
from fairybones :
yes, things are most certainly going brilliantly these days! i hope things for you are just as well. i haven't heard from you since summer, so i hope you've had a lovely one, and a nice autumn, and here's to a good winter too! have you been reading any good books lately? i still haven't gotten round to reading that emily maguire book you recommended a while back - i found out my library doesn't actually carry it (they did at one time, but it's now listed in the catalogue as lost)! so i'm still keeping my eyes open for it in the thrift stores and charity shops i frequent. <3
from julymalaise :
You used to live in Pittsburgh? I heard it is lovely there and yes, it does get cold there a lot. They usually get the cooler temps than us!
from julymalaise :
I hope you have a lovely winter as well!!! Pittsburgh gets really cold, but I've never been there before. My grandpop did and he said he will take me there one day. I do like the feeling of winter and fireplaces and woolen coats as well!
from matroyshka :
Brains sound so delicious, I've heard wonderful thinks about Punjabi brain curry.. The only place around here I can get that is in Chicago, and while I'm from the Chicago area I've never had a chance to try it.
from julymalaise :
Why, thank you Raven!! I'm glad nothing happened in your neck of the woods, but it was devasting to hear what happened to other parts of the South. And I wish it was seasonal weather too, but the weather is taking time to transition to a new weather change, I guess. I know how you feel. I wish it could stay cold FOR GOOD and not be cold one day, hot the next...
from julymalaise :
Yes, Korean tacos!! Hell yeaaahh! And I applied to Temple, University of Delaware and some college in York. I hope you are okay. Heard that the south had tornado warning and severe thunderstorms. Hope everything is well. Stay safe!
from matroyshka :
I love that cover of "Dancing with Myself". Also, insanely jealous that you're reading Eco's new book; it's on a very long list of to-do reads.
from trainyard :
I would if I'd seen or read anything inspiring lately. Perhaps I'm wasting to much online time on Facebook.. I'll try and make a bit more of an effort..
from matroyshka :
It's quite funny that you said I'm a red-haired, I'm actually blond! Although my hair has a horrible reddish tinge right now due to a bad dye job so it's my fault for giving that impression. And I do agree that flirtation involves a certain amount of prevarication; when flirting, you create a more appealing caricature of yourself, in order to appear more attractive to the other person. Whether or not it's deliberate is debatable, but there is a great deal of constructing a fantasy about oneself that leads to a lack of candidness/candour.
from atwowaydream :
Teaching in Asia. . . yes! Absolutely you.
from matroyshka :
korean history often gets dismissed due to the strong chinese influence pre-1500, thus some say it was just a less interesting version of china of sorts. the joseun period onwards, however, was incredibly fascinating. i spent last night reading up on the last emperors of china and empress cixi; quite the interesting lady.
from fifidellabon :
Hallo, Edwardo-kun! Did I miss your birthday? If so, happy Anyway! XOFifi
from julymalaise :
Yes, you should celebrate!! You should have a party with some champagne and Korean tacos. Yum!!
from atwowaydream :
perhaps we will both bask in the star debris.
from julymalaise :
You're welcome, sir! And I'm keeping mine crossed for you too!! OMG! You are almost to your 3,000th entry. Soon enough you'll reach it!! You should celebrate!!
from julymalaise :
Oooooh, Raven's got a secret phone call!! I wonder who it was !!! So mysterious, but it is very sweet at the same time. I'm happy for you!! Hopefully, she'll call back. Give us some news when she does. This is great!
from ahopeinhell :
That entry sounds like the beginning of a J-drama. Sweet and romantic... hmmmm. I hope your mystery caller calls again. Birthdays... I used to be okay with them, I think. I normally am so happy to see my friends, to be spoiled just a little by having everyone around. It's nice. But lately... I just don't want to be around anyone. I don't want to do anything. I don't want any presents. And I don't want a birthday. I don't know why I want to pull away, but it doesn't even scare me anymore.
from glorycloud :
sorry to read about maybe losing your job-I have a LiveJournal friend who was in the publishing business in New York-he lost his job and was jobless-not married at the time-he recently remarried-anyway he now teaches English for a community college-maybe you could teach in a community college-maybe a private school? a charter school? peace Jonny
from matroyshka :
radiokvetch1@gmail.com is where you can reach me! et vous?
from bombasine :
i mean - uncle bill might be throwing my letters in the trash, or he might not live at that manresa anymore, or he might not even be alive. but the idea of him, opening an envelope over coffee in the refectory's slanting sunlight, means i have to keep sending these words to their uncertain fate.
from bombasine :
writing here is very like sending letters to a certain elderly and reclusive relative - i'm never sure if anyone's reading, but because they might be, i can't bring myself to stop.
from iamstillme :
Thank you, for the invite back...you make me want to read more, of you, and in general...
from matroyshka :
Frankly I don't know how much I'd use my lastfm account- I didn't care for the set-up of it. But I'd love to send you playlists, and vice versa of course! Have you listened to Joanna Newsom before? She's definitely an acquired taste, however she writes the most beautiful lyrics. I'll post some in my next update!
from matroyshka :
If you're interested in teaching English in Asia, I'd highly recommend going to Korea. There are a ton of opportunities that pay really well, and of course, endless amounts of soju and Korean barbecue. If you are deadset on China, I'd say go to Beijing over Shanghai. I have several Chinese friends who go back to china often and they say that Shanghai food is worse than Beijing food (which I totally agree, there's an odd sweetness to their food) and it's less dirty. Szechuan/Chengdu area is also good, it's a bustling city with incredibly food. Especially their spicy hot pots- I'm drooling right now!
from julymalaise :
Yes, I do like Stars a lot!
from ahopeinhell :
It's a slippery slope! As for your latest entry - I must apologize, I don't have any of the back story on your employment. But you seem a sound writer to me. I would think that, if nothing else, made you extremely employable, even if it be through your own merits. There will always be someone who wants to hear your story/ies.
from matroyshka :
Thanks so much for the suggestions! Korean grammar is horrendous, however the script is really interesting in that it was created in the 1500's (I believe) and was intended to be easy enough for a commoner to learn it within a couple days. Some of the sounds can be confusing, but luckily it's not a tonal language. Unfortunately I don't have a last.fm account, I created one ages ago but I never used it. A few of my current favorite songs: "Hey" by the Pixies, "Only Skin" and "Emily" by Joanna Newsom, "Odessa" by Caribou, and "The Trapeze Swinger" by Iron & Wine.
from matroyshka :
First off, Yelping with Cormac is absolutely incredible. While I have not read anything by home and only seen the movie rendition of "the Road", he is a writer I really want to explore. That movie is one of the most powerful I've seen in a long time, and the first time a saw I literally cried for 3/4 of the movie. The scene were the father is showing his son how to kill himself really got to me in particular. What periods of Hapsburg rule are you interesting in? my preferred areas of history are pre-1850, and the reign of Maria Theresa has long fascinated me. One of first fixations was Maria Antonia, such a complex woman. I'm mostly interested in female rulers, however I'm far from the WGST type; far from it.
from ahopeinhell :
I think knowing the changes might make things too easy. I would like to be able to find a better balance of things in my life, at least. Demons... hm. I'm not particularly drawn to any vices but self-hatred, so I'd like to avoid that path if I can.
from julymalaise :
Thanks for the kind words Raven as always and I will!!! OMG, that song you sent me in last.fm... Elevator Love Letter by Stars is such a good song!! I love it, it's on my Ipod. I love Stars. Calendar Girl is a good one too!!
from matroyshka :
thank you kindly! i'd prefer st petersburg however i'm really in no place to complain.
from matroyshka :
russian language is a temperamental mistress, a "bitch goddess", if you will. currently i'm focusing on late gothic cathedrals, particularly prague, however i have a deep interest in russian architecture and 19th century painting. random interests include: ukiyo-e, bosch, klimt, mikhail vrubel, and folktales. what tickles your fancy?
from matroyshka :
of course- i will admit, i've stolen quite a few reading recommendations from your entries; i'm currently reading "snow country" and getting back into eco. as an art history major i find his analysis of art incredibly fascinating, particularly "on ugliness".
from matroyshka :
Beloit co-ed here, although the "lovely" bit is certainly arguable.
from ahopeinhell :
Thank you. I suppose tragedy (perceived, or otherwise) is a powerful motivator. Or maybe I just think too much.
from atwowaydream :
Tina Turner that bitch, will you?
from atwowaydream :
of course you will, being the King.
from famelicose :
What are these things you call "checks"?
from atwowaydream :
you always understand.
from fifidellabon :
The snowy Hallowe'en is actually quite nice. We do have power again, so that is nice. I can't believe that you sent me a note, especially since I felt your last entry so hard! I have so many questions to ask you, but I keep mum since they are all somewhat prying. I keep wondering if we were in New Haven at the same time...XOFifi
from inimitable :
i have a life where i am. he is unenthusiastically married and a good man. star-crossed, and all that.
from julymalaise :
Me too!! Makes me feeeel special!!
from julymalaise :
And you are welcome that I complimented your writing!
from julymalaise :
Heeeey, just stopping by to say thank you for songs!! They're really good!!!
from julymalaise :
Yeah, she has to calm down and take a chill pill, the one thing I hate is rude people. Yeah... I don't know how they derive the word scrubber to mean what it is. I guess it is the same like "tweaker." (I don't know if you heard it before, but here is the defintion... http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tweaker&page=2 I hear it all the time in school...) But yeah, it irks me when boys call girls sluts for no reason, unless it is true and the girls know they are sluts, but I don't think it's nice that boys nowadays refers to girls like "bitches." and "hoes." For example, saying something like "Hey, that bitch is bad." or something like that. Why can't they say that "girl" is bad rather the bad word term. And I'll definetely read your Bad Girl Term essay if you do write it, it'll be interesting to read because you are a very good writer. :D And hahhaa, "just don't do anything that would get you made into a rap song." That's brilliant, Raven!! And hopefully, that'll never happen to me and it would weird if I was made into a rap song. But I doubt I would be in anyone's rap song, and I'm happy it would be like that!!!
from loladesilva :
"In Eduardo-kun's perfect world, it would always be late October, always a liminal season with summer and winter both still in view." Wonderful, wonderful. And the construction of the story around the girl. Thankyou.
from stepfordtart :
Scrubber: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=scrubber Enjoy! s x
from julymalaise :
Oh, okay, thanks for telling me about the sizes!! It really helped!! I might get a Moleskine, but I found this terribly lovely journal at the barnes and noble website that is STELLAR, like completely, really. Oh, and a scrubber?? Oh yeah, we were talking about my newest entry (if you haven't read it already.)titled "Are You A Hoe Or Not? Make Your Decision!!" and it's about girls who don't like to be called hoes and whatnot, but yet they do at the same time and it was really irking me because it's like "Make up your freakin' mind, the hell, you a hoe or not?" It makes not sense. So yeah... a scrubber, I think is a stanky hoe....yeah.
from iamstillme :
Hi...I left DL a long time ago, logged in tonight for some reason...I guess I just wanted to delve into someone else's life. Yours was the first(and I'm sure the last this evening) diary I crept in on. I wasn't disappointed. Shari :)
from julymalaise :
So what is the size for the journal? And the graph paper sounds nice, but I do not really write on graph paper, lol. I like my papers lined, you know what I'm sayin'?
from julymalaise :
Lucky you, Mr. Raven!! Wished I was cool enough to buy some moleskines!! Lol, I'll probably buy one, but how big is the pocketside? I hope it is not that small because I want a decent size. I want the size that is usually the size of journal, you know what I am saying (That was probably confusing of what I just said, but right now, I don't know how to rephrase that, hahha...) Yeah, I really want the book and I tried looking for the movie on like youtube and stuff, but youtube was being gay and was like blocking some of the vids because it had nudity in it, APPARENTLY. Well, whatever, I'll just buy it or something, you know?
from atwowaydream :
Yes! All of us should drown in their soothing little metric electric synthesized hearts.
from atwowaydream :
Yes! Throwing pennies nonchalantly over some makeshit country bridge.
from famelicose :
I couldn't imagine anyone but you that I'd like to take to the edge of the Earth where the trilobites sing and toss pennies over the edge with.
from julymalaise :
Hey, you gotta livejournal?
from julymalaise :
Oh, haha, I'll try, I'll be more active on last.fm, now that my password is changed...
from julymalaise :
Well, I want to major in Journalism because I like to write and I also want to go to a college that has Creative Writing in it. I mean, I'm okay with staying in PA, but it would nice to explore other places, but I don't want to go far, I'd perfer to stay on the East Coast. If I do leave PA, I would want to go up north, like NY or MA, I dunno...
from julymalaise :
Thanks for the kinds words. To be honest, I've been looking EVERYWHERE. But I still haven't made a decision yet of where to go.....
from loladesilva :
I apologize, I was stoned. autumn is nice, plenty of rain, and wind for the trees.
from famelicose :
I suffer from the same impostor complex. I like to make it a game, like I really am an impostor (but with all my real credentials) and see if I can pull it off.
from loladesilva :
Autumn, I enjoy it, it looks nice, suitable. I prefer the...depths of winter, you know smack dab in the blizzards, snow piles, all that pretty card stuff, and all the melancholy as well. Ive noticed you leave me notes sporadically, almost as if you are giving me chances, maybe. Why did you come back? Dont get me wrong I enjoy your presence, I like reading you, all that jazz. I cant trust my own conclusions, so I thought Id be direct. motives are curious is all Im trying to say.
from julymalaise :
Hey, I like October too!!1 October is such a lovely month, and I like November as well!! I like months that the weather gets more cooler and it is not freakin' hot like the summer...
from julymalaise :
Thanks for songs, I will check them out. thanks a million!!!
from atwowaydream :
Kurt is most certainly a distinguished gentleman, as are you. Nothing wrong with not marrying or marrying outside of your ordinary view of Love.
from julymalaise :
I've heard about Charlotte Martin. Hears she has a beautiful voice. I never checked out any of her songs though...
from julymalaise :
Thanks for the suggestions, Raven, I will check them out and I got your message on last.fm and I will try to update more in my diary... lol!
from glorycloud :
I am just writing a note to tell you I enjoy reading your journal-I also love books and always enjoy discovering new writers-peace Jonny
from julymalaise :
Is it really good? I haven't read it yet, but I do like the description on the back, which was the reason why I bought the book in the first place!! I like Brit Lit a lot, my teacher is really nice and the subject is lovely. And thanks for wishing me luck, RAVEN!!
from julymalaise :
It doesn't feel like an autumn equinox to me at ALL!! It's still fucking hot over here and I'm wishing it would get cooler!! I want to be freezing and freezing is what I will get!! By the way, I'm reading some books!! Check out my entry, I briefly mention them!!
from famelicose :
9/11: Eleven year old famelicose was ushered inside from a trailer classroom into the building of my middle school. Our teacher was obese and had polio but he moved quickly when something was whispered into the phone he answered minutes before. We crowded into a cement block building and turned on the tv and all the ten, eleven, and twelve years old watched the second plane crash and the towers fall. Everyone cried except me.
from stepfordtart :
I googled that cover - it was good. s x
from atwowaydream :
If there no internet options, there is no cottage.
from atwowaydream :
Yay for affectionate lesbians who use tongue and don't give a damn. Hope the kiss was delicious, darling.
from julymalaise :
You're welcome and hopefully, no damage will be done. This weather is getting completely crazy and is giving everyone a headache. Hope everything is okay and stay safe!
from bombasine :
tortilla soup is magic.
from julymalaise :
Yeah, my friend has a Kindle and she brought it to school and was showing me and stuff, it doesn't look bad. But it still isn't the same. I wear contacts most of the time, and when I have to wear my glasses, I do. I'm praying for you guys in New Orleans! Storms are scary, wishing it would be winter already!
from julymalaise :
I know, like the kindle is just going to make our eyes worse. Like after a while, I will be probably getting headaches from it and read less because of it, but I guess this is how the future will be like. Everything converting to technology... some things should remain the way they are. Like reading books, not electronic devices!
from famelicose :
Texting is a generational preference. I didn't have texting until I was 17 and far preferred phone conversations over texting. Then in a year, I realized I never made a phone call to anyone. No one would answer their phones. I forgot long distances friends voices and surely they had forgotten mine as well. Now phone calls are for instant replies about plans and where-are-yous and the occasional intimate conversation (for matters of deep important text messaging does not bode well with me)
from julymalaise :
Well... I DID have plans, but now since the hurricane is coming, I'm forced to stay inside. I was going to go to the bookstore with my friend to get some books, since Borders is closing and they are having a big sale. But it's not going to happen, since Hurricane Irene is coming. And I don't know when I'm going to start school cause of the storm! Anyway, my mother says she is buying me a Kindle for Christmas, since she has no idea where to buy me books once Borders is closed for good. I'm not really happy about it, but thinking it over, it sounds great. I mean, you are saving paper using a Kindle and you can go on the internet whenever you want on it!! But sadly, it is not the same as holding a book and feeling the pages and smelling them, lol.
from atwowaydream :
We are the dreamers of the dreams, we are the Pluto loyalists.
from julymalaise :
Yes, I felt it and it was completely crazy! I was on the couch when it happened, lol. It was really weird, I didn't think it was an earthquake at first, until my dad called me and told me!
from julymalaise :
Yeah, I love it so far! And thanks for the other recommendation, sir!
from julymalaise :
Hiya! Yeah, my summer was okay, it could've been better, but I'm hoping autumn will be marvelous for me!! I have nothing planned, but it will be fun. How about you? How's the summer? I've been reading "Anna Karenina" lately, and I absolutely love it!
from lust- :
Thank you. Hope you had a lovely weekend.
from inimitable :
mostly there are summer showers and oppressive humidity. but, every few days, there is something quiet that smells like autumn. slowly.
from julymalaise :
RAVEEEEENNNN!! How's it going?
from bethshort :
you belong with me, even if that isn't enough. i would give you everything if i could. you mean so much to me.
from bethshort :
I'm so glad it was just a glitch...
from bethshort :
have i done something to upset you?
from bethshort :
there are always ghosts in buildings...that's what i like about them.
from bethshort :
good advice for katie.
from loladesilva :
You can always think about being a ghost amid the architecture. Its best I dont say much. But thanks for it.
from sephiragrace :
I would be happy too. He should be paired up with a small friend!
from atwowaydream :
of course you want to see a Paris moon. You are a Paris moon. rare and glimmering, full of stories.
from revisions :
regina spektor covers the song -- chelsea hotel, that is. hauntingly beautiful.
from sephiragrace :
I would have been excited myself to have looked out the window and seen ducky back in the water. :)
from atwowaydream :
"And, well, you can gaze into the abyss all you want, but the abyss has no idea who you are." ::claps hands excitedly::: this is just, wonderful.
from bethshort :
perfect! i think duck decoys prefer earl grey.quite.
from bethshort :
duck decoys are meant for apt. complex pools. i think you should have a picnic with all the stufflings and invite the duck decoy. No foie gras, though, someone might take offense.
from bethshort :
a cigarette goes well with an outfit like that. a drink at her side. hugs are good for moods like yours. and kisses on the forehead. ..and i would go anywhere with you. in any of my incarnations....
from atwowaydream :
You're definitely someone I consider a friend. And I'm a loyal little kitten.
from famelicose :
Nothing is new. It's all old.
from loladesilva :
I could never really get into Mondrian but Max Ernst is excellent, I especially like Oedipus rex and The Blessed Virgin Chastises the Infant Jesus Before Three Witnesses, Kay Sage is another great though lesser known surrealist Tomorrow is never is just one of those wonderfully cold strangely unsettling de Chirico-ish images.
from bethshort :
I love edith piaf. regrets are no good. I find that people usually only really regret the things they didn't do, not the things they die. no regret ever. keep moving if you have to but never regret anything, don't apologize either. If you are really sorry show it or forget about it. As much as I love words sometimes I think they are a waste of time. Nothing compares to sitting quiet and holding someones hand squeezing it every so often,caressing the palm and kissing the fingertips. Words fall short compared to holding the hand of someone you love.
from loladesilva :
Actually scratch Auerbach my memory has deceived me, excluding a few he isnt anything special, But KLEE! yes there replace Frank with Paul.
from loladesilva :
Yes, yes I adore Beckett, even if my adoration is only based upon godot, endgame, a thimble of his shorter plays and a handful of short stories, I was just blown away by worstward ho!. Francis bacon is wonderful one of my favorite painters, I remember a good documentary on him I believe its from the eighties, actually I think it was some BBC thing but still it was good. Your entries urge me to look back into art again, If you start at 45 you ll be just missing the surrealists(at least Bellmer and Magritte) and Giorgio de Chirico, OH Auerbach as well. Your entries are urging me to look into art again.
from atwowaydream :
Lolita: Fuckin' A. Everything you said.
from loladesilva :
I agree with your opinions on summer, it is hellish, though Im sure it is more so in the deepest south then here in BC. I apologize for taking so long to respond to your request(it did please me to see it though), as for the VHS films you asked about there isnt much to say, folds of static rolling down, occasionally the picture will duplicate it self one in color the other black and white, its fairly spastic...really all that makes it interesting was not done directly by me, the actual images are at times excellent others disappointing(there is however a interesting bit where under the shroud of static and strange sudden bursts of color can be seen a news report with the caption "deadly Chinese train wreck") And I commend(as little as it is worth) you for your comments in the whole Lolita paragraph.
from trainyard :
Right now? The a side of the globe for some sun and summer.. You?
from bethshort :
Thank you.
from bethshort :
there must always be ways to meet cute!
from julymalaise :
By the way, The Great Gatsby is the greatest book EVER. I totally love the movie and Gatsby is my favorite character and so is Nick. I really dispised Tom and Daisy, but especially Tom. He reminds me of some boy, who shares the same name, and acts just as arrogant and selfish as the fictional Tom does.
from julymalaise :
Seriously? They had to change the text of "The Great Gatsby." so high school students can interpret the novel? What the fuck? "The Great Gatsby" is the easiest book to read! I read it like several times and the first time I understood it very clearly. It's not like it's Shakespeare or like some old text. The Great Gatsby is considered as Modern Literature. Wow, but I wouldn't be surprised. High school kids these days are so dumb and hate to read. And trust me... I would know because I HAVE to deal with dumb-ass kids at my school, asking dumb and ignorant questions to the teachers and acting like they just crawled out from under a rock...and just plain smart-asses.
from bethshort :
i am now obsessed with this fighting kite of which you speak <3
from bethshort :
I SO NEED A KOREAN FIGHTING KITE <3
from fairybones :
hmm, i haven't planned anything yet, but i've got ten days vacation the last week of august and i'd really love to get out and take a roadtrip, though roadtrips around here are rather on the short and boring side... but perhaps a roadtrip up to the north would be some fun. i don't know who i'd want to go with (probably just some girl friends), but i guess i do still have a lot of time to work it out. other than that, i'm also just working and enjoying my days. plus i've just moved in with my man and i'm in the half-arsed process of redecorating, which is always the worst fun you'll ever have, haha. <3
from julymalaise :
Yaay, i'm glad to hear that! =) I'll try to update daily =P
from inimitable :
all these years gone by, and i'm not sure if i've ever thanked you for keeping up with me. much appreciated. words are coming, one of these days, swear it.
from fairybones :
thank you! <3 and how has your summer been so far?
from bethshort :
thanks i will. nice to be back here =)
from bethshort :
hi hi
from atwowaydream :
This pony will be very loved and very sweet and very, very whole and full-skinned.
from atwowaydream :
I would tsk tsk now, but apparently, a few of my other Diaryland friends have done the same thing, some even with accents. All I wanted to do was make a Bjork lyric a screen name. Oh, well. Now you know, and knowing half the battle and shit.
from loladesilva :
I hope the pie was with a Damn fine cup of coffee.
from atwowaydream :
If some previous over-the-aether-betrayer is still bothering to leave you insulting notes, well, he/she needs to get off your dick. Seriously. It's done, you're a pervert, just like the rest of the world, but you have no problem admitting it.
from atwowaydream :
I've been reading you since I was like, 23 and shit. If I'm still here, that should mean something, no? textual hearts! without the code.
from loladesilva :
I haven't seen S.Darko but I had heard of it, and was fairly excited.....but upon reading a synopsis it just seemed like a rehashing of the original with shitty writing.
from atwowaydream :
because of the pinot, i can accept that. if it happens again, you get a very competent bitch-slap.
from revisions :
fraught with a thousand decisions and revisions before the taking of toast and tea.
from girl101 :
no more exams, just writing & more writing. hope you drink up while the tide's down! be well.
from revisions :
possibly, but as lived moments they were decidedly less so.
from atwowaydream :
because you're a cheap and easy whore.
from atwowaydream :
Eek! So excited about your night, darling.
from famelicose :
Those will still do. They sound rather striking. I have light, grey, dull eyes until the sun hits them to create an ice blue effect. I adore those who have blue eyes with white flecks. They have always been the prettiest.
from atwowaydream :
I knew you'd understand, luv. I'm not going to spend that much intricate time with someone who doesn't even invest in the appropriate pedicure, anyhow. It's always, "I walk on water this, and I walk on water that, so it gets all dry and shriveled. . ." But, enough!
from fifidellabon :
Hmmmm...bourbon and bacon might mix well, cocktail-wise...As regards the death of Bin Laden, I think that we are in agreement as to comportment. I thought that the crowds laughing and cheering, well, you could replace the flags and the writing on signs with another flags and writing, and you'd have Them, when the towers fell. The point is that we are all people. Them is like Us. I think that somber dignity would have been a better way to act. I did not get to read Hitchens yesterday, so I'm off to find that now. XOFifi
from atwowaydream :
You're such a Darling Little Soul. I really do feel like you are innocent at heart - I think that's what matters.
from opposure :
Here you go: http://replay.web.archive.org/20070325022607im_/http://home.comcast.net/~transcend/psyblack2.jpg
from opposure :
it looks like the image location of psyblack2.jpg was hosted on a personal comcast.com domain. do you have a copy of the image file? if so, then all you need to do is to upload it on photobucket or some other free image-hosting site, and then change the img src to point to the new location. or i'm sure one of your friends here would host it for you.
from fairybones :
i don't really have any real summer plans at the moment, just little things like re-reading my favourite book series for the millionth time, and spending more time with my family (aunt and cousins), and going on picnics as much as the weather lets me. mostly i'm just really looking forward to the birth of my niece in june. i plan to really spoil her! how about you?
from atwowaydream :
Peru is more than acceptable.
from atwowaydream :
What if Paddington Bear happened to be mistaken for a salt shaker?
from atwowaydream :
They are PILLOWS, silly. It's going to take me a while to get over this.
from defaults :
i watched it with quite a few of my friends and they all decided that it was really stupid and not worth wasting their lives on. i'm glad that somebody else felt it too. i watched it months ago, and thinking about it still leaves me with a sad feeling in my gut. it was just so heartbreaking.
from trainyard :
Same here. Spring is my fave though. Pity those two seasons don't seem to last long or are very distinct where I am. 24 degrees one day, 13 the next..
from trainyard :
I sure is. You know once the washing doesn't seem to dry even after days on the hilst hoist..
from defaults :
also, what did you actually think of catfish?
from defaults :
I've thought about it a while, and the best I could come up with was this quote. It's when it feels like this: "[T]hen I did the simplest thing in the world. I leaned down... and kissed him. And the world cracked open." ~ Agnes de Mille
from dovesanddust :
Thank you. It is about someone special. (:
from trainyard :
Quite confusing and disturbing lately. Winter blues? Bit early one would presume..
from trainyard :
Thought it was most fitting, that TED talk, that is. How are your sunset dreams treating ya..
from famelicose :
Thank you. My life is falling apart.
from trainyard :
On language: http://www.ted.com/talks/patricia_ryan_ideas_in_all_languages_not_just_english.html
from trainyard :
Shame on me. I never read any of his books. Not yet, that is. I was thinking about 'Infinite Jest' but the sheer volume of it scared me away.
from atwowaydream :
come find me on facebook, same as my email: inlethaldoses@aol.com.
from trainyard :
I like the analogy of sunset and a girl between the sheets looking out over the late-summer city scape ..
from fifidellabon :
Aha, well, we just finished Feynman's QED, a series of four lectures on quantum electrodynamics, which I truly enjoyed. But before that, we did Stieg Larsson's second in the Millenuim series. The first we read was The Turn of the Screw, which was my suggestion. However we did not pick our next book yet. I am open to suggestions! You could be an honourary member! XOFifi Pee Ess Oh, but even though we have authors and writers in the group, we aren't as a group writing anything...
from defaults :
sorry, i haven't been receiving emails from diaryland for some reason lately so i had no idea you'd left a note. thank you though, that means a lot. that place is incredible. everybody who's any sort of wonderful should really be brought there for a picnic in the mud.
from fifidellabon :
Operation Tranny Ho! Priceless! Thank you for that! XOFifi
from fifidellabon :
I am sorry for your glumness...however...that was the most poetic and evocative entry! XOFifi
from atwowaydream :
what was your facebook again? traveling retro bears are awesome.
from atwowaydream :
Paddington Bear! Eeeeek.
from dinahsoar :
What a lovely thing to say! Thank you so much!
from dinahsoar :
Thank you! When I step back and just let the poetry come through on its own, I'm just as amazed when stuff like "bliss-dizzy" comes out!
from fifidellabon :
Hah! I was just thinking about you yesterday! Why? Because I am contemplating buying a ring whose title is "Cthulhu Monster Cocktail Ring!" Although I don't actually consider them monsters...XOFifi
from omfggwtf :
username: yes / password: no.. haha so easy!
from atwowaydream :
yes, music. ::sigh:: it must always be on.
from famelicose :
Thank you for the birthday wishes! ♥
from atwowaydream :
Somehow, Natalie should be involved in Human Centipede 2.
from jaysthoughts :
I find there are generally only 3 types of philosophy. Nonsense- pseudointellectual postulations sheerly for the sake of whipping out your dictionary and pontificating all over yourself, including such life inapplicable meanderings as "How would god feel about Tuesdays if it were full of circular cubes?" Sense- the kind of thing that once you read it makes you realize that it had only served to crystalize into consciousness a thing which you have up to now only instinctively understood but which you're sure most people would call at it's basic principles common sense. And mixed sense- the kind of stuff you have to weed hard through to get anything out of.. this is mostly the stuff misconstrued as deep because it leaves room to be interpretive. Basically pop-philosophy.
from opposure :
I hate the cold with extreme prejudice. Bring on the soul-killing heat.
from opposure :
It's actually warming up here lately. I think winter has finally found a job and is no longer squatting in our livingroom, sleeping on the couch and watching cartoon network all day.
from atwowaydream :
standardized tests have changed. you are not meant for this time. do you know how many people say that about themselves? You ARE different. You ARE true.
from fairybones :
hello mister. i know i am the worst at giving notes to people (i'm not rude, i'm just shy), but i just wanted to say that i hope you had a nice day today. <3
from atwowaydream :
it's not another world. . . it really is this one. And Paris can be done after thirty, I believe, because nothing will count. Just like smoking cigarettes there-- it just doesn't count.
from famelicose :
I'm moving to New Orleans. Find me a below street level apartment that is white and barren with concrete brick walls.
from atwowaydream :
Guillermo del Toro ::swoons:: the devil's backbone and the orphanage. he does have an alien eye, and it's so eerie and beautiful. . . the scope of it.
from atwowaydream :
And we will have our differences. Sting can suck donkeys balls all night long and I have no remorse for thinking that. Still, we all have our old favorites.
from thetipsytoad :
It is I!
from atwowaydream :
::smiles:: I am vur' vur' thankful.
from atwowaydream :
Well of course I know you're fun and blasphemous and always teetering on the line of appropriate. That's why you're awesome. As for the rest of the world. . .
from defaults :
honestly, i'm not even so sure i've ever noticed where the rain and the sea meet. it's just the last place in the world most others ever want to be when it rains. and so i go.
from trainyard :
considering that the highest mountain in this country is a mere 2228 metres and the highest mountain of this state is 1979 metres, i must say down here in the flatlands summer is treating me well. how are the seasons treating you?
from atwowaydream :
We would both need a healthy doses of Americanitis Elixir. But yes, I can see you in the draped morning light, with someone lovely fawning over you and your condition. You sly bastard.
from famelicose :
Err..for, not from.
from famelicose :
I place them next to my bed and wait from implosion.
from defaults :
with all of my everything. promise.
from fairybones :
hah, no no, not carlotta. it's searlait.
from defaults :
thank you.
from dinahsoar :
Thank you. That poem just wrote itself. The line about the robin and the song startled me as I typed it!
from atwowaydream :
"I think you had me at 'French New Wave cinema' " You're just. . . a silly fuck. It is something I appreciate, for sure.
from loladesilva :
It is a fantastic word and I thank Burroughs for my knowing the word.
from famelicose :
What story is this?
from atwowaydream :
"Can I have my ID back now or are you using it to crossdress again?" I would almost consider tattooing this across my body. And of course, I always listen to you recommendations.
from famelicose :
At least the shadow dwellers either stay there or creep out silently, instead of popping out in a hurry to blindsight you.
from atwowaydream :
of course you do. . . we both endlessly fall in love with the art of storytelling.
from loladesilva :
i didnt mean to send that twice and it was silly of me to assume that you READ my entries.
from loladesilva :
I didnt realize other people red my entries... Burroughs never disappoints.
from loladesilva :
I didnt realize other people red my entries... Burroughs never disappoints.
from atwowaydream :
You are drunk! I can tell.
from atwowaydream :
"I let Celeste listen to Neko Case on my iPod and got a kiss for that... " --of course you'd get a kiss. it's NEKO CASE. ♥
from trainyard :
i'll try and post more outside blogs. there are some fantastic ones.. mainly people from or living in japan..
from fifidellabon :
Ah, Mamoun's...damn I miss that place. MAPB used to get always the Kefta Kebab. Oh, and that tea...sigh...XOFifi
from trainyard :
always or since i posted it?
from alwayshiding :
I'm loving the snow :). Another storm is supposed to hit this weekend and again the middle of next week. I'm ready for a ski trip.
from atwowaydream :
Scrapple is unholy. I loved Up in the Air, enough to even write an entry about it months ago. You always have impeccable taste.
from onegod :
thank you, very much. i am still getting the hang of diaryland, but i will come around soon. it is good to meet you, sarah speaks of you often.
from dinahsoar :
"Brunch is for romance, dinner is for culinary adventures, but breakfast is all about urban pre-dawns and shared stories in a tiny diner set along empty streets. You can bring a laptop to a coffeeshop or to lunch; diner breakfasts are all about actual novels or battered old journals." I just LOVE this!
from fairybones :
that's a very nice thing for you to say, thank you so much.
from writergrrl88 :
I do miss grits in the South -- as well as the occasional indulgence in biscuits and gravy.
from famelicose :
Snow day is success. Played in the snow, then retired inside to drink mimosas and make shepard's pie
from strayrecluse :
thank you. xo
from julymalaise :
You're quite welcome.
from julymalaise :
Have fun with your new MacBook Pro!!!
from moodswing :
rooibos, yes. and kombucha.
from julymalaise :
Yeah, they are so awesome- the Mummers. And you know what? I think I am going to ask him, lol. And yeah, I have two projects, one on Salvador Dali and one on Cougars.
from opposure :
Thanks. I should like to. Hope you have a fruitful year.
from atwowaydream :
Duh! I know you're older and pervy. that's why i like you, silly. i've known you for years and you're silly and sweet and blasphemous and one of my buddies. ♥
from atwowaydream :
Gizmo is indeed very pettable and more than a little remarkable and it's a bastard trying to keep him away from water and after-hours snacks.
from strayrecluse :
:) the rest of patrick watson's stuff is amazing too.
from omfggwtf :
hahaha. well that's nice to hear i guess! i suppose some girls can't control the monster. stupid green eyed thing. i like the colour green aswell.
from atwowaydream :
we must find you a Hamtaro hedgehog.
from julymalaise :
Cool, the Mummers Parade in Philly is so awesome, I was watching it on T.V.!! Hope you had a good New Year!
from famelicose :
I want to fill the new year with colorful moments and unheard of people. However, i know most of it will be consumed with my biggest love and fear: studying biology.
from glitterbomb- :
hiya... I'm new here and exploring random people's journals, hope you don't mind me commenting yours :) I like your diary... the texts from last night made me laugh too xxx izzie
from fifidellabon :
And a Happy Year Eleven to you, Eduardo-kun! XOFifi
from atwowaydream :
darling, i only wish you a beautiful new year!
from omfggwtf :
have a lovely new year :) xx
from julymalaise :
Same to you, raven!!!
from julymalaise :
Those restaurants sound very good, and I'm jealous because I do not think I will be having any chinese food for New Years, even though I would like some. Hm... honestly, I do not know what I am going to eat for the New Year, maybe my mom will cook something, she makes a great spaghetti meal! Hopefully, she will make that. And don't be sad! A New Year is coming very soon.
from julymalaise :
I think you should have Chinese for New Years, but just find a really good Chinese place...
from atwowaydream :
Sometimes you say the wisest things. It is failure. It is the little flag wavering feebly in the wind.
from alwayshiding :
thank you..very nice of you to say so. :)
from atwowaydream :
Sing any This Is Spinal Tap song and I will bow at your feet!
from atwowaydream :
even Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe Through the Tulips"?
from strayrecluse :
thanks! it's a big relief.
from fifidellabon :
Maybe it is just that you are considerate and sweet. Two very attractive qualities! XOFifi
from atwowaydream :
yes! and he's pettable and gentle and you would love him. there is no sign of a Nestor plush on the internets and this makes me consider stapling long ears on that Shrek donkey.
from omfggwtf :
thank you thank you! i am better, much better. apart from the fact i'm a bit tipsyyyy. it was horrible being sick, i don't understand what it was about but oh well :D drink!
from dinahsoar :
Thank you. Again, this poem just came "through" me.
from alwayshiding :
well I guess they'd be 'cd-roms' or soemthing of that nature. Ah well, look it, I'm so good at rambling, I even ramble when leaving a note.
from alwayshiding :
why thank you. I am quite excited I won't have to give 'i.u.o's' for Christmas anymore. And refering to the most recent entry, I can remember floppy disks. Sad thing is, I can also remember when they were twice the size as they were. and how exciting it was that they were making them smaller. Oh, and of course the hype when dvd's were introduced. Ah, the benefits of technology.
from strayrecluse :
thank you. x
from atwowaydream :
I only said quill because it very "period like", and it was the first thing to come to mind. Fountain pens are. . . so lovely. ::sighs wistfully::: the most romantic diamond any man can give you is a really beautiful fountain pen.
from atwowaydream :
If Russian tea translates to adding a smidgen of alcohol, I'm all for it. Also, one can never have enough quill pens.
from dinahsoar :
Thank you so much. That poem just wrote itself (you know how that goes)! And I miss Christian, too! Her photography and amazing insights, her blend of cynicism and an innocense untouched underneath ... I wonder whatever happened to her.
from corposant :
Thank you for the compliment and welcome to the Cephalopod diaryring. Do you have a favorite cephalopod?
from atwowaydream :
Where is this website and how can I make it mine?
from atwowaydream :
I'm sorry sir, all we have left for tonight is Bombing Enema and Fried Crap with Fork in Special Sauce.
from shesarocker :
hi, i'm not sure when you left those notes, diaryland doesn't say when. but i haven't logged on in a while. and i'd let you read my diary, but where can i send you the name and password?
from anna-popcorn :
You really think so? thank you!
from stepfordtart :
Hey! thanks for the note! s x
from alwayshiding :
mm wine is good. especially port! wish we had some deals like that around here. oh, and i really enjoy texts from last night world. some of them are hil.arious.
from dinahsoar :
Oh ... THAT PEI! So I guess I am an "island girl" all around, because I go to Hawaii every year & hope to move there someday!
from omfggwtf :
and it is indeed! exactly 4am.. brilliant. sigh.
from omfggwtf :
ah i don't know of the last two, but all of the others, yes! even though hostel 2 makes me gag. i don't know why.. i think it's just that part with the blood bath, literally.. ugh. foreign films with creepy dead girls in white dresses don't go down with me too well either.. and again, thank you for the kind words :)
from omfggwtf :
hahah, oh um.. hmm. i don't know. i watch anything.. i can't really say i have a particular favourite. or one that REALLY scares me. they're just the best type of film to watch really.. they can mostly always get a reaction ;) what about you?
from omfggwtf :
hahaha. i can't help it. i like to drink a lot but i get the WORST hangovers. it's such a damn shame :(
from omfggwtf :
thank you :)
from omfggwtf :
ha let's hope so.. maybe it'll go away one day. oh i dunno.
from dinahsoar :
I'm very low-tech! What does "PEI" mean? I was born in Woonsocket, if that's what it means. Are you familiar with Woonsocket?
from opposure :
http://opposure.diaryland.com/101103_44.html http://opposure.diaryland.com/101013_87.html http://opposure.diaryland.com/story.html
from opposure :
Poetry ... yes, so there's a site to which I post most of my poems. Since my identity is known there, posting a link to them here would skuttle my anonymity . I might be willing to temporarily post one or two here, or email you one, if you are really interested.. I have, periodically, posted poems exclusively for DL - have you caught any of those?
from atwowaydream :
of course, silly. i don't think i have it in me to ever really give up. ♥
from omfggwtf :
of course i don't mind :) and sureee x
from omfggwtf :
do i?! i think they're pretty dire!
from atwowaydream :
For now on, I will say that to anyone who pisses me off. Thank you for that, sweetie.
from atwowaydream :
If someone ever referred to Sci-fi as SF I would let them know that waterboarding would most definitely be an option for that kind of pretentiousness.
from alwayshiding :
thank you. theres no doubt that she'll always live in my heart. so many memories i've shared with her i definitely wouldn't be able to forget.
from alwayshiding :
i appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. first one in years woohoo haha. anyways, i read your most recent entry and i do enjoy it. i'll have to stop through and read more. i'm sure it'll be a favorite :)
from opposure :
Have you considered an iPad instead of a MacBook air? To me, portable means I don't look like an idiot standing/walking around whilst computing. Also, I'm often envious of all the lovely women you purport to have known; I always imagine them to be stunning sophisticants, with an appetite for real beauty, compelling literature and the fineries of the world.
from atwowaydream :
aw. i can't even explain how much your words mean to me. i've been taking care of him throughout the night, and like, notes from friends make me feel like, every little pettable soul counts.
from bethshort :
pettable & biteable.
from atwowaydream :
One must not forget the severity of an eternal serenade of Neil Diamond lyrics.
from bethshort :
yes! we really should be there. clones...yes! i'm so very glad you are reading 6 enjoying a dream novel! xo
from bethshort :
hope today finds you well & wicked.
from opposure :
Haha, how did you know I had tofurkey yesterday? And chaos can be filmed in the form of two and a half year old child; a tangential non sequitor momentarily encapsulated in the semblance of a pattern.
from fifidellabon :
Happy Birthday, Eduardo-kun! XOFifi
from bethshort :
Happy Birthday tiny desert hedgehog! *confetti & paper hearts* *opens an early bottle of champagne*
from famelicose :
The other person is in quotes, not myself.
from bethshort :
Anna Wintour is a scary, scary woman.
from bethshort :
"Bro, no homo"? Not only is it stupid all on its own, but, really--- is there anything more homoerotic than actually saying "bro, no homo"? I rarely do this, lapse into e-speak but you know...um..ROFL! no there isn't anything more homo erotic then that...and that IS why girls sleep with their english/history/art profs. Your Ginny is dead on about that, and many other things I would assume. *evil laugh* Your plague rats should meet my plague rats. they'd get on well.
from atwowaydream :
one night we will-- even if it's just wine and stufflings, we definitely need to have a all-night conversation.
from atwowaydream :
there is a fetish for everything. after a while, it's like, just rip my iris out through japananese kegel exercises. it's hard to be imaginative these days.
from atwowaydream :
i know this. we all imagine a set, the scenery, the scintillating drama. :)
from atwowaydream :
"Well, duh. Let's be clear about that." Most men probably think in a similar way, you're just one of the few who will actually admit to it.
from bethshort :
by name alex & edumund. they are also fond of tea & scones, blueberry at that.
from bethshort :
the little plague rats in the attic love vodka.
from bethshort :
you are most welcome.
from atwowaydream :
the fact that you can appreciate LuLu Belle. . . really makes me smile. thank you. she is perpetually smiling. that's just what she doe. but she would be grateful, i just know it.
from dinahsoar :
Thank you so much.
from bethshort :
try some peppermint tea, very useful for stomach flu nausea.
from dinahsoar :
You sound lovely. Your city says a lot about you.
from atwowaydream :
LuLu Belle needs to get that stick out from her little sushi arse.
from bethshort :
afp has docked in port lamu with her traveling companion. they ask after you.
from dinahsoar :
Hi! I'm thinkin' your note probably referred to the Gestalt dreamwork note I left on your friend's diary. It works with places, too. Just speak as the place in the first person in present tense. Like ... "I'm Hawaii. People like to enjoy me, but they leave when I don't provide the best conditions. All I get is conditional love. Fair weather friends. I am genrally sunny, but cry a bit every day, leaving rainbows." So ... see if you can just do a stream-of-consciousness rant from the point of view of the place in your dream. It could be anything ... a basement, a treehouse, a playground. Whatever place is in your dream is a fragment of you. It's pretty revealing.
from o-twinkle-o :
hi .. i've not disappeared, but life fails to be interesting lately.
from atwowaydream :
"She lamented that she couldn't tell who was bulimic, who was pregnant, and who was just hung over. Which really is a good line." -Wonderful. I must ease in on soccer mom conversations more often.
from bethshort :
derrida? how interesting. i first heard of derrida back in 06 when i first read house of leaves...he was mentioned in the many footnotes by zampano--the mysterious blind narrator marveling at creature darkness.
from bethshort :
we're all set to go now. cliff notes *rolls eyes, hides* i've used cliff notes a total of one time for the scarlet letter--I just cannot stand hawthorne. never could. i assume you won't hold it against me.
from bethshort :
yes, to the yahoo address. did you not get it yet?
from bethshort :
i sent you something.
from atwowaydream :
I would almost describe them as "beautiful". Perhaps this is too much?
from bethshort :
points for early voting, points for voting in general i lost my faith in politics a long time ago.
from bethshort :
noh theater! jesus, i missed you. i am sooo culture starved.. honestly, you have NO idea...
from atwowaydream :
you mean to tell me that you do not have a booth?
from atwowaydream :
An historian is just. . . inherently evil.
from bethshort :
in a manner of speaking. yes i'm back. it's good to be here, i had forgotten how wonderfully funny you are....and wicked...devious too.
from dinahsoar :
Thank you so much! I love your diary and am adding it!
from atwowaydream :
You are sweet for saying so. And she did have eyelashes, dammit. You and I both know it.
from atwowaydream :
Spontaneous Human Cumbustion! Yay.
from atwowaydream :
I still remember your slight fixation with dead baby jokes. I have missed you, silly man.
from atwowaydream :
Hmm. I don't want to spout the whole Marriage is an institution and pretty meaningless bullshit, but personally, I have 100 percent no desire to ever get married. I understand that it's sacred to some, and perhaps they'll nurture and cherish it, but so many treat it like a joke. A long brutal joke that ends in divorce papers and running over his mistress with a soccer mom SUV.
from famelicose :
Essays. Three exams. So many lab reports. Research. So many pieces of paper, electronic and physical, to sort through in a very sullen, drunk depressed manner. Trying and failing to convince myself that all of this one day will mean something.....
from julymalaise :
Yeah, that's how you spell it! They are wonderfully great, my mother loved those! She ate all of them and save one for me, that's how much she really loved those! Hahha!
from julymalaise :
Jambalaya is amazing... I had my first jambalaya at this one place that was New Orleans style restaurant and it was out of this world, I had it like this summer. It was the most awesome thing EVER. I also had these pastries called bigues or whatever (I do not think I am spelling that right.) It's like a donut.
from julymalaise :
Oh, so that explains the Ginny Mcoo story, thanks for telling me that, because I was reading a little bit of Lolita on google, and it google would view some pages, so I was like "You know what? F-this. I have to get the book." Maybe I will buy it at the bookstore...
from julymalaise :
Well, I went to my school library and they didn't have it there! I was like "Why?" It's not fair. By the way, is Ginny McCoo a recurring character throughout Lolita or is she one of those people who gets mentioned randomly? Just curious.
from trainyard :
sometimes..
from atwowaydream :
the corrections was actually not such a bad book to read, i remember being slightly enamored by the characters, especially the girl.
from julymalaise :
I heard the movie is just as brilliant as the novel itself. I'm pretty sure the library is where they have the book, but I'll be too scared to ask the librarian, since the book isn't something that she would expect my age reading about.
from julymalaise :
That's what I thought, I was reading on google, only a bit because it was alittle preview and I saw the name, and I was like "that is is the girl raven talks about!" i want to read Lolita so bad! Sounds like a really good book so far!
from julymalaise :
Yeah, well that is good you get to keep watching Anthony Bourdain. Also, just a curious thought, that girl you always talk about, Ginny McCoo, isn't that a name in that book Lolita?
from atwowaydream :
isn't she pretty? i am debating what to name her.
from moodswing :
text about crying and memoirs of a geisha is pretty great. i laughed out loud. not sure what that says about me. you should check out this book i read today. comingandcrying.com. a bit pricey (28$) but well, well worth it.
from atwowaydream :
Isn't she darling? The one with the side-way hat she was singing Ice Ice Baby. . . just so you know.
from famelicose :
I love Cormac McCarthy and might have to give navy bean soup a try.
from atwowaydream :
wow. have you ever written anything so certain? sometimes, you make me giggle, and i really do like that about you.
from writergrrl88 :
I think my earliest college days would have been much more problematic (I was in the Student Government, after all), had texts been possible for me. I adopted the mobile phone late (it was 2003 when I purchased my first, a pre-paid model), and by then I'd learned that some people just didn't need to know what I did late at night. Though I did occasionally drunk-dial people and speak Spanish, even if they did not understand ...
from atwowaydream :
To bukowski or not to bukowski, that is the question. I liked him. He was like the long-list unapologetic Uncle I never had.
from taken-by-you :
I am not sure that we can associate anymore, as I am a very avid fan of Bukowski. I am not sure, currently, if I am kidding about this or not - as I have ended friendships over the topic in real life before.
from atwowaydream :
my favorite people tend to be those who list "compulsion to write" as their reasons for existing.
from writergrrl88 :
You should go back to teaching.
from writergrrl88 :
Full-time in English Composition, starting this term, but I'm finishing up some adjunct work from a school that's on a different schedule. It makes for a nearly impossible schedule 'til October, but things will be much better (and more professionally stable) after that.
from writergrrl88 :
Abnormal psychology, introduction to psychology, college English, research writing/composition, and introduction to composition.
from writergrrl88 :
I'm teaching abnormal psychology right now, waiting for the class do a classroom assignment, and reading your journal. When I reached the phrase "Old Clowns' Home," I had to bite down on my tongue not to laugh aloud. That was awesome! (Teaching, at this school, means pulling a long-sleeved cardigan over my low-cut black tanktop and wearing black ballet flats instead of rubber flipflops with my short, butterfly-patterned skirt.)
from opposure :
For what it may be worth, I believe you have provided more than enough evidence in your journal to successfully argue before the court to recognize your full citizenship as an intellectual, with all rights and privileges afforded said title bearer.
from atwowaydream :
get-aways rock. this is a good thing.
from killsoft :
skeet skeet
from julymalaise :
Sorry you had to get rid of your converter box, raven. You can always watch "Anthony Bourdain" on the Travel Channel website.
from taken-by-you :
I am nothing extravagant in voice or conversation - but if you'd ever like an additional voice, I have one to offer.
from atwowaydream :
Happiness is large reptiles with tiaras.
from atwowaydream :
perhpas a london pre-twilight, who knows, i was probably fucked up.
from atwowaydream :
Kyoto. ::sighs wistfully:: Air does a song that you must of course know that makes me want to live breathe and die only in Kyoto.
from julymalaise :
Oh, that is coool. Toshiba is a good brand.
from julymalaise :
It's a Dell Inspiron. It's blue, haha. What kind of computer do you have?
from sephiragrace :
thank you.
from julymalaise :
Well, it wasn't my laptop, really. It was my old desktop having internet problems, and I was out with no internet for a while. But then I got my laptop for my birthday (It was a late gift.) and now it is running smoothly.
from julymalaise :
I love Anthony Bourdain, he's the best traveler I ever watched. I miss that episode, I wanted to watch it, but I fell asleep. My favorite episode is when he goes to Russia the second time and meets up with his friend, Samir, who can be a whole-weirdo sometimes, but it so funny! I love Samantha Brown. The episode where she wento to Denmark and Greece are so breathtaking! By the way, sorry I haven't added you to last.fm yet! I didn't have the internet for a while and it was horrible. Plus, since it has been a while, I forgot my f-ing password and I have to recollect it again. So yeah,well, hope you are doing good, friend!!!!
from writergrrl88 :
I prefer the Dos Equis man, because he can choose the correct wine for the occasion while opening jars, composing classical music for the flute (but never playing it himself, the flute is too feminine), and salsa dancing in a smart blazer. I do not have one of those window-punch things, but I do own a car without power doors and windows by choice so as to assure I'll never be trapped if I happen into a lake or ocean.
from in-alaska :
turns out he was just a pussy so my big plans are to put myyy pussy on him on that roof in the near future.
from in-alaska :
whats the story with all the scary stories?
from folktheworld :
I can only read one line of your notes, so send me your email address. I don't have my address book with me.
from folktheworld :
I can't read that on my phone -- send it to my current email address. thebeardedbuddha@gmail.com
from folktheworld :
I have been missing you, but denying myself the enjoyment of your conversation because I thought it would anger God. A few weeks ago, I lost my religion.
from opposure :
thanks. now if i could just magically publish it without effort or worry . . .
from papersails :
Actually, my friend is a chick
from papersails :
Thanks for your sweet note! "i think you're the only person in the world who masturbates to food network..." ...one of my friends masturbates to Nip/Tuck. But that's a little different. ;)
from atwowaydream :
engrish.com has my heart, and i will proudly wear their shirts.
from atwowaydream :
it's so funny that you mentioned that, i will soon have a pet rock usb port that does absolutely nothing. just. . . nothing.
from atwowaydream :
Mainly I wanted the Road Runner to just die. But I wanted to be a witness to it, you know? I love animals and all that junk, but Looney Tunes had me shaking with a venomous rage at a very young age.
from avox :
You are. Keep in touch.
from in-alaska :
its the only place all my clothes will agree to get wet. but really, the usual machine is broken.
from atwowaydream :
you are beyond silly. some bdsm delightful lovely girl will be quite happy with you, you silly boy.
from atwowaydream :
take-a-part zombie stuffed toy. mustashioed goomba. i will win this.
from atwowaydream :
Bubonic Plague plushy. Sushi plushy. I win.
from atwowaydream :
i also have std plushies, but don't tell anyone.
from atwowaydream :
i have all the good toys. don't be jealous. ;)
from in-alaska :
there was a good man named paul revere. i feel much better, baby, when you're near.
from avox :
Thank you, Mister. I still hold a lot of our conversation in high regard. You're both a vury bad and vury good influence. ;)
from atwowaydream :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BeBRsAu8WM -Paramore, Misguided Ghosts. Very tender and simple, but I think we all feel like this sometimes.
from atwowaydream :
I meant to thank you for your suggestion of Dan Simmon's Carrion Comfort, which I'm currently reading. Although long-winded as usual, it's quite eerie, and I don't know if I'll ever look at chess the same way again. So thank you :)
from swallowthkey :
I haven't seen it but I'm sure she was stunning in it, as usual.
from atwowaydream :
aw, i'm sad that you're on your work computer. i know how much it sucks not to have a connection to the outside world at your fingertips at home. i twitch too, don't worry.
from swallowthkey :
well thank you, i'm very glad you think so
from swallowthkey :
How so?
from floorplan :
neither here nor there. it's a new week.
from atwowaydream :
in this day, i think it says "i trust no one outside of my home and if i touch anything in public, i will get out my hand sanitizer and everything will be okay again." or at least that's the way i think of it. but perhaps some girls do use it to powder their fingers after a handjob.
from atwowaydream :
absolutely not. if they don't carry hand sanitizer, then stare at them suspiciously for an extended and awkward period of time.
from sephiragrace :
purse-useless papers and cards, receipts, wallet, love notes, hand sanitizer, checkbook, card holder, handmade pouch with tattoo fabric, pill box, keys, no cash, glasses, sunglasses, lip gloss, carmex, junk.
from sephiragrace :
team jacob--because i like his character. after reading the twilight series-which was almost forced upon me..the wolves are beautiful creatures. and btw, i sent you an email.
from atwowaydream :
weren't they just beautiful? as a child, fireworks used to scare me, as i always thought it means some strange impending thunderstorm was coming to clobber me over the head. last night, i just saw colors and neon capillaries and i'm glad you got to enjoy them, as well.
from writergrrl88 :
Purse list: hand sanitizer; wallet w/many useless cards, a little money, and driving license; small binder containing bills, important papers, NA literature, and Thai food menu; make-up bag with pills, lotion, lip gloss, eyeliner, pocket knife, spare keys and USB drive; body spray; small first-aid kit; gigantic sunglasses; cell phone; Camel Crush and Cancer astrological sign lighter; and a Hello Kitty tin of candy (for show).
from atwowaydream :
lipstick lesbian sounds so 1998. but how else do you say, "i like girls and my hair is nearly to my ass?"
from atwowaydream :
you are royalty. but not the kind that beheads anyone and blows things up. you are the good kind. :)
from opposure :
Hello. I would like to say that I enjoy reading your diary; your wit and humor and insatiable lonliness are fascinating. Also, you might have the most impressive notes page of anyone on DL. You're like DL royalty or something. So many people have come here to pay homage in some small way over the years. I'm rather envious. As to your comment about never again having someone, I sympathize with that sort of fatalism. It has a sort of dreadful attraction that I have also indulged. The thing is, though, weird things happen. Wonderful things that we can't anticipate. Surely there is a hot coed out there who appreciates music and literature and intelligent, late evening banter and would die for a guy like you. It's only a matter of synchronicity. And for those who left your realm and never came back, seems to me like it is as much their loss as yours.
from atwowaydream :
you were a strange little genius even then.
from atwowaydream :
My first taste of Wild Turkey was when I was nineteen and someone told me it was as strong as moonshine and i just wanted to feel like i was in the prohibition era.
from in-alaska :
they are so soothing. they're always the soundtrack to my saddest sleeps.
from fifidellabon :
Mmmmmm, beef jerky...XOFifi
from atwowaydream :
slim jim methadone. that made me giggle.
from writergrrl88 :
I do not know how to build a blankie fort, but I wish I knew how -- I don't believe I've ever had one, actually, even though I have vague recollections of a mattress/sheet fort in the living room just once as a child.
from atwowaydream :
did you get a little tipsy?
from atwowaydream :
as long as you trade in your co-eds every few years, it's all good.
from floorplan :
you are very kind and for that i am thankful dear.
from atwowaydream :
well, you're just different. i'm mainly referring to random diaries i read, not any on my buddy list. cuz you're my buddy. :)
from famelicose :
Illness as Metaphor and Aids and Its Metaphors is the only Sontag work I've ever read.
from atwowaydream :
yes, but they cannot have her. she is mine. they can have that sickly pale dude from Twilight.
from writergrrl88 :
"Mr. Brightside" by the Killers is great for keeping impossibly fast sex rhythms.
from atwowaydream :
and did you notice how the names seem to quadruple within seconds like cockroaches? this annoys me a great deal, apparently.
from fairybones :
do you mean 'taming the beast' by emily maguire? i've actually got that one on my summer reading list!
from atwowaydream :
of course not, silly. that's reserved for my katherine moennig doll.
from writergrrl88 :
I think Dame is more common, but that particular group used Lady -- so, technically, I have been a Lady.
from writergrrl88 :
Once, whilst in a table-top role-playing group (not on campus) operating as a monarchy, they wanted to "knight" me. As a female, then, my title was Lady.
from in-alaska :
yessir: http://www.last.fm/user/scentofsummer
from atwowaydream :
are you sure it wasn't Tears and Semen (on my pillow) by Little Anthony?
from atwowaydream :
yes! whenever someone gets a ligament swallowed whole. . . take a shot. whenever someone decides to go surfing after their first shark attack (because they just love the water so much and may be possibly retarded) and then attacked again . . . two shots.
from omfggwtf :
haha well that's alright then!
from omfggwtf :
haha thank you (: the entries get a bit too much sometimes though, i write an awful lot in here, about absolutely nothing hahaha x
from atwowaydream :
Did you ever see Factory Girl? Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick. . . i loved her in it.
from greenteacup :
thank you :) xxx
from famelicose :
my roommate.
from bibles :
Have you ever thought about working for yourself and starting your own firm? I hear that makes a lot of good money!
from bibles :
Haha I'm not sure if having a B.A. is marketable anymore--particularly for the liberal arts. Every single English major I've graduated with who has chosen not to go to graduate school is now working with farm animals (training and raising horses, goats, etc.); which is sad because the University of Virginia's English department ranks within the top 10 in the nation. Of course, most people who graduate also attend graduate school. I can see the possibility of graduating from engineering, architecture, nursing, or business school within two years because those schools teach you industry-specific skills. But, two years or five, someone with a B.A. in philosophy is still going to be in a jam when it comes to finding a career substantially relating to philosophy.
from atwowaydream :
personally, grown men who jump rope grate my nerves to no end. and it is most certainly not a marker for anything. . . that would mean something to a gentle and lovely heart.
from in-alaska :
bikini girls is bitches anyway, am i right? i know i'm right.
from bibles :
I'm really interested in estates, wills, trusts, etc. mainly because I thoroughly and unapologetically enjoy going through peoples' things on an abstract level. I know that it's probably a lot less interesting than that on a day-to-day level but, who knows, perhaps some old lady will decide to one day go through a list of every pearl and photo album while writing her will? I truly envy those who came to law school with a strong idea of what they want to do in afterwards--as I envy my boyfriend who will clearly be working with JAG later on. It just seems easier.
from bibles :
That doesn't sound too bad :)! What kind of law do you specialize in?
from bibles :
Cool! I'm at Wake Forest in NC. What did you wind up doing with your law degree?
from bibles :
Thanks! Where did you graduate from law school?
from papersails :
Well, I am a member of the Dorothy Parker diaryring, so if you looked at my rings page you might have seen that. I must say, it's a damn shame she's more remembered for that poem than for her excellent short story "Big Blonde"... not that "Resume" (the poem in question) isn't great and all.
from papersails :
Thank you for your kind note! Except... when did I quote Dorothy Parker?
from atwowaydream :
but something tells me that you would probably still make them put on stilettos.
from sephiragrace :
me too. nothing makes me happy anymore.
from sephiragrace :
i sent you a text the other day. I didn't know your phone was off.
from writergrrl88 :
Once I get comfortable talking on the phone again, I do hope you'll still be Kirstin on a late summer night via BlackBerry whilst I sip rum in innocent-looking fruit juice.
from atwowaydream :
chocolate flavored rolling paper is just wrong. it's wrong and i'm quite pissed off about it. what's next? strawberry milk flavored rolling papers?
from atwowaydream :
must you steal my rolling-paper chewing thunder? strawberry flavor has always made me feel like i had car sickness, even if i was completely stagnant. if they would have made Fruit Stripes rolling paper, we would have been popular as hell.
from writergrrl88 :
Entering my classroom (to teaching English composition), approaching hour 22 without eating, heavy briefcase (including a pink laptop) on my shoulder and Coke Zero in my hand, I thought of you and smiled.
from in-alaska :
hangin' out tough, as always.
from atwowaydream :
until you see her in 'the exorcism of emily rose' and then you will never, ever imagine her in a sensual way again.
from atwowaydream :
i had a mildly dyslexic moment. ::ahem:: most girls would offer up their genitals to dexter, just so he would cut them into little pieces. personally, i would make them all into origami, but he doesn't seem to share my taste in artistic ventures.
from atwowaydream :
most girls would offer up their genitals just so Dexter to cut then into tiny little pieces. God, that man can cut.
from atwowaydream :
well, we must knock off points for denial of watching gossip girl all day and night long, even on sundays. but you have impeccable taste in music, food, and cinema, so perhaps you're thirty-five percent?
from writergrrl88 :
Oh, how I love the Sex Pistols! I'd be happy to send you a copy of my Master's Thesis, if you'd like a good read of film theory. Just let me know -- I'd love to give you a smile. :)
from folktheworld :
Follow me here: http://littlecroc.tumblr.com/ but never comment or reblog. Talk to me here: brittbnicole@gmail.com
from julymalaise :
Yes, I will. By the way, I have a new last.fm. It's called jimjamtheory. Add me please, I made a new one because I forgot the password to my other one, hahahha. And thank you, hope your summer is doing well also!
from folktheworld :
I have always loved the idea of us scaring a waitress. I was watching a TV show the other day, and the main character (Alan) was with a younger girl at the dentist, and the dentist referred to her as Alan's daughter. When Alan corrected him he paused, smiled and said, "Good for you!"
from folktheworld :
Sorry for not speaking sooner -- I work a lot. I have two jobs, and very little time for anything else!
from atwowaydream :
i still feel like, in your heart of secretive hearts, you watch gossip girl.
from taken-by-you :
I believe that daydream and fantasy are ours to indulge ourselves, so although there are sometimes pitfalls in my own they are ultimately always going to work out in my favor. You should never fear what happens next - keep potential reality out of it, at all costs. The stories in your mind should always be positive.
from atwowaydream :
you're like a little boy. it's cute. i am absolutely delighted that you are feeling so good tonight, and i think that you most certainly deserve it.
from atwowaydream :
if i watched gossip girl, perhaps i would entertain you with a retort.
from julymalaise :
Glad you are happy! Glad you and Laura-Ashlee are cool again! I'm excited! She should totally update her journal here again!
from folktheworld :
Perhaps. But is it an *opinion* -- one that matters and starts a new movement?
from folktheworld :
Oh, Lively is very pretty, but of course you don't care about her opinions or ideas or talent -- how can you care about something that does not exist?
from folktheworld :
Yes, we all do love him. But at least I will be perfectly honest in saying that I don't really care about his ideas or opinions or talent -- he is just really fucking pretty.
from folktheworld :
Well, since I'm not old enough to buy it myself, I pretty much have to take what I can get. But sometimes, if I'm with my great-aunt and -uncle, I will have a bit of their Port, which I like, and almost anything white.
from folktheworld :
I read it when I was younger, but I can't remember it much.
from folktheworld :
Yes, it is, but I like it. It tastes like... summer as a kid, if kids drank wine. I can't eat Italian, due to my severe allergy to being fat.
from folktheworld :
I am still wondering about the sheep.
from folktheworld :
He's perfect. While you're there, look up Yo La Tengo and Vashti Bunyan.
from folktheworld :
Yes, I remember that you liked cigarillos.
from folktheworld :
No, I'm definitely burning it. Education is important, but school -- high school especially -- is worthless. Besides, I don't want to commemorate anything from this part of my life. That's how we're different from one another: you prefer to remember everything, but I'd rather forget. Once upon a time, I would smoke just about any brand, but I usually smoke Marlboro Reds now. It's a little trashy, but that's fine with me. I will have the occasional menthol, if the night is clear enough.
from folktheworld :
Oh, who knows. I always manage, somehow. I think I have a compulsive shopping issue, and I blame it on having the ugliest clothing as a child. Draw you a sheep... have I done this before? And Nick Drake, God, where to start. He's in all kinds of horrible commercials and movies, now, which I think must have him somersaulting in his coffin. He has this sort of mellow, haunted style, and most musicians -- real musicians -- consider him a sort of god. He mostly did guitar stuff, but he could play a few other instruments. Piano and some other things. He wasn't very successful though, until death on November 25, 1974 (the mark of a classic artist), which was a suicide by an overdose of antidepressants. It's kind of an ironic way to die, really. There's a lot more that I can't cover in one note, but you can read up on him. I feel almost... connected to him, sometimes. And secretly, I think it would be kind of wonderful to die on his birth date, at 26 years old.
from folktheworld :
Fashion is definitely key. But let's do some math. Britt has $100 and a fourth of a tank of gas. Britt's tank has a capacity of 17 gallons, and gas in NC is roughly $2.70 per. Britt spends $60 on clothes at Store A, $30 at Store B, and saves $10 for her lunch outing the next day. How much gas will Britt buy?
from in-alaska :
i've been meaning to ask this for ages: what is a BRDYTW girl? is this a question i can ask? it feels like top secret, confidential information.
from folktheworld :
Yes, it's a pretty... entertaining place to work. There are also the illegal immigrants who work in the kitchen, plus a few other servers. A free pass, hm.
from folktheworld :
I know, and I will be here, too. I've really missed this.
from fifidellabon :
Edwardo! How lovely to hear from you! I have missed you sorely. What kind of dance? Well, I have not told anyone else, but I shall tell you. It is called NIA, and is supposed to help one think and feel better. I like it because I can modify for my biffed up knee, and I can't do that very well in ballet. I find it to be very sense focused and also it makes one very aware of one's body...XOFifi
from folktheworld :
I really did miss you. Sometimes, I would just wake up in the middle of the night and just laugh at something you had said. Or I would be out with my friends and I would ask myself if you would approve of my behavior. I'm nervous a lot, though. I have a growing belief in God, but not a lot of trust in him, which seems silly. I'm confused a lot. Maybe it's just my age -- I don't know. I feel idiotic pretty often.
from folktheworld :
Well, yes -- I'm a bit of a flake. That's the way it is with us trainwrecks, sometimes. :) I haven't really grown up much from 17 to 18. I might post some artwork later, and we will talk again, and some more. I'll go places sometimes, I'll take pictures, I'll write one day. Sometimes I will vanish temporarily, the way ghosts often do. But I will not forget. Now, if you want either picture of my hip or wrist (and subsequently, my bunny, who is now dead), go ahead and save them, because I'm taking the post down soon.
from folktheworld :
What do you feel you've missed out on?
from folktheworld :
I might, some day. Be patient. Sometimes, I shut myself away -- everyone needs to be able to disappear.
from folktheworld :
PS -- I also have two tattoos, now, and wrote an invitation to David Bowie, asking him to escort me to my senior prom. So much for conservative, hm? Still, I think I'm a pretty unadventurous little fuck.
from folktheworld :
I felt oddly compulsed to send you a message tonight after such a long period of silence. I just wanted to let you know that I still think of you, and I often reflect on old conversations. Sometimes, I still check your page for updates, just to make sure you're still around. It comforts me, somehow, to know that you are still nearby, despite that it should probably bother me! There are things that I am ashamed of, but not because of you -- I guess, more because I had always considered myself a "conservative" girl. In many ways, I still do, and I have no desire to pick back up on some of our old habits. But one day, it might be nice to just be good friends. Since we last talked, I have taken up smoking, put it back down, taken it up again. I turned eighteen this past November. The 35th anniversary of the day Nick Drake died. Several months ago, I was nearly sent to inpatient for my eating disorder. Only two or three back, I moved away from my parents. I painted a mural for money. I found work at a daycare, and subsequently grew to despise children. Now I work as a hostess at a sushi restaurant, too. All the Mexicans tell me I am beautiful, but the white men say nothing. Why do you suppose that is? I start college in the Fall. Two years in a community college (I can't afford real college just yet), and then, who knows? I took anti-depressants for a while, but in a sick way, I prefer being depressed. It helps me with my artwork -- I still do that. The fruits of my labor, I've noticed, are becoming smaller in size, and usually more abstract or grotesque, but also more personal. I took birth control for awhile, too, but stopped that, as well. The more depressed I am, the skinner I become, and the more involved with my artwork find myself, the less interested in sex I am. I will probably die this way, and that's how I want it. I don't want to ever grow old. I want to die a young, tangled mess of bones and watercolor, bleeding out of my own outline and only partly opaque. But before I do that, I would like to eventually send you something, besides the heart cutouts (which I hope you kept). Some kind of actual artwork. Write back sometime. I am sometimes slow to reply, but be patient. Be kind. And don't be a stranger, like I've been for the past while. I don't suppose you would think it very becoming for a young woman to ask for your forgiveness, and besides I don't need it. I'm not sorry for anything. Except maybe that I still haven't watched A Very Long Engagement, which I recently noticed has Gaspard Ulliel in it. I might watch it this weekend, maybe. We'll see. (I am also sorry for any spelling or grammatical errors I might have made -- they embarrass me a whole heap)
from atwowaydream :
welcome back to the world of fiction. :::conjures best tim curry pennywise voice::: we all float down here.
from taken-by-you :
What if her expression was one of slight relief, transitioning into a modest half-smile? That is how I saw it play through, at least.
from tarkis :
Yes, I am still herel.. habve been thinking of posting lately.. I am happy.. settled in a new house.. planning a uniting ceremony.. blessing of the colors.. for myself and my soon to be husband
from writergrrl88 :
I look for your posts daily, whilst watching "Intervention," "Doctor Who," or old episodes of Joss Whedon shows. And you've invigorated my love for Texts from Last Night.
from atwowaydream :
yes, most definitely, especially circa Dazed and Confused. But they must punch like mike tyson.
from atwowaydream :
Venice in the sky: i think it should be a very swanky purple velvet venue and how does one go about hiring a bouncer?
from moodswing :
it's supposed to storm all day. this makes me happy--but i'd be happier if it kept with the storming well into the evening and the weekend.. this is not likely to happen. storms are better for writing than the sun. the sun takes me outside.
from atwowaydream :
"i just entered cocaine into my calorie counter."--this is wonderful. i could even imagine a tee-shirt.
from atwowaydream :
skully resents that statement and is now conspiring to do a full lobotomy on your most precious stuffling of all.
from atwowaydream :
perhaps call the number from another line, just to feel out the voicemail. maybe even try googling the number. if someone's screwing with you, i'll slap a bitch.
from sephiragrace :
I have tumblr. It's very easy to use. The only annoying part is logging in. It tells you what browser works best with it and when you want to make an entry, there are about 5 different icons to click on--picture, url, text, etc.
from writergrrl88 :
For summer books, I recommend tragedy of youth: "The Virgin Suicides," rereading Wurtzel's books, "Drugs Are Nice: A Post-Punk Memoir," "Smashed," etc.
from writergrrl88 :
I gave the welcome speech at a Student Award Banquet wearing an exceedingly low-cut dress, the youngest girl to ever give the address at all.
from floorplan :
your mention of slutty art girls being an app made me laugh. so thanks :)
from opposure :
yes. i'm writing poetry for a book i plan to publish sometime in the next few months. it's a very rewarding endeavor.
from opposure :
It does seem as though there is more than a modicum of intelligence here on DL.
from gia-carangi :
I'm thinking of you too. I wanted to comment on your entry about Manhattan smells but the comment page wasn't loading before. Harlem smells like grass and copper. Chelsea smells like sea water and cardboard. 14th St. is pure pollution so it smells just bad and a little fishy.
from atwowaydream :
all i can say is. . . bratwurst. ;)
from julymalaise :
Korean tacos? You always eat something that I never knew existed, not that I am being ignorant or anything. I never heard of it before, but it fascinates the hell out of me. (Yes, tacos fascinate me cuz I'm cool like that, hahah.) You are not really helping my hunger right now, you are making me more hungrier. Damn it! Lol! Wonder Pets theme song is addictive!
from in-alaska :
see, thats something i can never get my head around. its so stunning to think that there are people across the world knowing everything about me, all my secrets, and caring about them a little bit. and then i remember that i feel that way about dozens. we are a part of such a beautiful community. thank you, always.
from atwowaydream :
i drank too much and wanted to say hi. you said you wanted drunken texts, but i'm giving you something less digital but just as fierce. a drunken diaryland note. thank you for the book recommendations. . . they mean much to me, since books are indeed worlds.
from in-alaska :
thank you.
from bombasine :
track 5 from inom familjen - swedish indie pop.
from julymalaise :
Hahhaha, I remember watching "Wonder Pets." in like, the eighth grade with my friend, because we were cool like that =p. Lol, just joking. I don't know why we got hooked to it, but we liked it. (Maybe it was becuase they were animals? Dunno know.) My favorite was the turtle. This kid in my class this year would always sing the "Wonder Pets." theme song. Backyardigans is just a wierd show and it makes no sense. Olivia has been on Nick Jr. for a loooooooooooooong time, wow. Isn't that the one with the pig? Lol.
from atwowaydream :
I've been in the mood for some good horror fiction. Just finished Dan Simmon's Drood and The Terror (both which were ugly in that raw humanity sort of way), so I'd love to read something gothic and victorian and dark. Any suggestions? You're quite fortunate to live in a city where there's so much youth and vivacity, I look out my window and if I'm lucky, I see a couple of frat boys on the patio across from me.
from in-alaska :
thank you thank you thank you. from what i can tell you have great tastes and i'm flattered to no end to be considered among them. if that is what i am, i mean.
from microthrills :
If I was running away to begin a new life, I would make sure I had a copy of Forever by Pete Hamill.
from bombasine :
thinking of you, sir.
from moodswing :
that second title speaks to me a lot more than the first, probably cause I have no real interest in the band by the same name. Perhaps I will check that out sometime
from atwowaydream :
Honestly, just like everything else, masculinity seems to be relative. I've been told many times that emotionally, I am a boy. . . but never would I act like these simpering adult babies scrunching up their faces like toddlers eating vegetables on a VH1 reality show. The show is quite horrific, and mainly I want to slap the girls. But then sometimes I watch it anyway. Don't worry about not considering yourself masculine, many clever interesting girls would get bored.
from writergrrl88 :
Having lost a friend this weekend, I am reminded of how important it is to keep in touch with those who matter. I do still read you, even when I don't comment. Your words matter.
from julymalaise :
I will, I will keep you updated. =)
from moodswing :
apple butter on pancakes.. how has that never occurred to me. amazing.
from floorplan :
i am and i do thank you dear that it is welcomed. i wish i could just give you a hug if you could just feel one time all this that's bricked up in me because you deserve it, or at least to find it somewhere. never alone. xxx
from bulimic-vamp :
yes, please! i'm terrible at keeping in touch-i rarely look at my notes so i never know when i've be corresponded with. but, yes, we shall do plenty of keeping in touch (provided i can remain steadfast in the diarylanding) take care. xo
from microthrills :
Oooh Middlesex is in my top 3 favourite books. I loved Calliope as a character.
from writergrrl88 :
I respect the Mac Book Pro, and will certainly require one once I'm actively making documentaries, but I much prefer my candy-pink Dell. I do carry it with me, tucked into my "The Devil's Rejects" messenger bag as I run to meetings on campus and when traveling. Firefox is my internet programme of choice, and I have can upload music to and from my tiny iPod Nano. Candy, my laptop, can also charge my BlackBerry when I'm away from home.
from karaokekatey :
I read "Her Fearful Symmetry" last fall. When you finish, I'll be curious to hear your opinion
from atwowaydream :
I know that you would, that's why you're one of those rare, tender friends that are so hard to find.
from aeka :
I loved your latest entry. Thank you again for the Einaudi, and yes, I've updated my diary.
from atwowaydream :
I've loved Kirsten since her feisty, tragic role in Interview With the Vampire. She has this little girlishness that seems so sincere; as though I can almost remember running through playgrounds with her as a child. And I love that quality in anyone.
from atwowaydream :
well, most importantly we must change your music selection for tonight. . . you need some Hannah Fury "girls that glitter", or perhaps, Tegan and Sara's "nineteen" (because yes, they have some dope ass songs). i have those kinds of nights all of the time, and sometimes music can really turn things into another planet entirely.
from girl101 :
are you still in new orleans? my friends & i were thinking of going for a weekend & i thought of you. hope all is welll. i'm sure it is madness down there right now. to your question, i am taking wills, trusts & estates; admin law; labor law; ethics; and IP in cyberspace. whew! class overload. we've had school cancelled for two days because of the snowpocalypse so i haven't had class for 5 days!
from julymalaise :
There's a lot of it outside and it is pretty good and horrible at the same time, lol.
from julymalaise :
Thanks, I made it myself!
from floorplan :
thank you dear
from shoot-down :
<3
from atwowaydream :
Jane March was absolutely many beautiful things in that movie (which I first saw when I was sixteen and fell in love with then) But God, the movie's soundtrack, that main song, I think it was called, "A Kiss on the Window", still to this day gives me shivers.
from bulimic-vamp :
i'm glad you can appreciate it. some of my dearest friends still consider me to be an enigma.
from atwowaydream :
Pluto is a planet, dammit. I learned that in elementary school and it must stay that way forever, right? How is it that these great 'monuments of theories' keep. . . changing? Could we perhaps start some sort of force for the very angry mob of people who still believe Pluto should be a planet? (even if it isn't.) It's a little rude to leave slightly tipsy notes on someone's diaryland. I apologize. :)
from atwowaydream :
"Even if I do end up in exiles' bars in distant cities, even if end up writing serious books--- none of it matters compared to being part of lovely lithe clever wicked girls' Lists." Don't fret. You should know lovely clever girls love writers. And I'm sure there are many more who love published ones.
from eirever :
1.28.2010 better late than never. i'll be redesigning & posting soon. thank you for the love.
from fairybones :
it was probably one of the better days i've had in a long time actually. and, umm... i think my favourite book to read aloud in bed would be veronika decides to die by paulo coelho, just because it's my absolute favourite book of all time and i'm constantly harassing people to read it or to "listen to this one part!"
from bulimic-vamp :
thank you. it's nice to hear from you; i thought i'd lost you. happy sunday.
from shotsofvodka :
it's "like" "omg"
from gia-carangi :
Thanks!
from taken-by-you :
I think, Sir, that I have had my fill of adventures for a while - but I greatly thank you for the wishes of success. I have been waiting for such treasures for quite some time. =)
from fairybones :
thanks very much, do you have a tumblr as well?
from taken-by-you :
I envy your grammar, your vocabulary, your mind. I envy the way you form sentences from your thoughts. I envy the things you've read, and remember. I envy your intellect... so much, in fact, that I would trade all of my stories to be able to speak as you do, and know what you do.
from microthrills :
I will call soon to tell you about pegging. :) and miniskirts. and what girls wear under their dresses in NYC when it's a mere 20 degrees.
from moodswing :
oh yes, dragonette; very good.
from julymalaise :
Thanks for the book title, you are the best!
from microthrills :
don't forget to write to my gmail this year ;) when you feel like there's no one around. there's a girl in NYC that would love to be a voice.
from microthrills :
Happy New Year! Here's to a better and brighter year :)
from atwowaydream :
Hope that you toast tonight to new memories and sacred ones. I wish you only wonderful things. Have you heard Hannah's "Away" or "No Man Alive"? Vastly different, but the first gives me chills, and makes me feel all courtly and Marie-Antoinette decadence (only ever with her head, of course).
from julymalaise :
Thanks, I'll definetely go to the library and check out the books.
from julymalaise :
Yeah, it was a wonderful movie. Yeah, I always get gift cards from my parents and aunts and uncles. And are those titles for books you gave me? I'll go check them out. Thanks for recommending them for me.
from zoela :
he does. he likes wearing my panties. a lot.
from atwowaydream :
total props to you for Hannah Fury; neo-Victorian harpsichord trance never sounded so beautiful.
from julymalaise :
I looooooove Borders so much. And yes, that book was cool. And I want to take an English major, I love writing!
from julymalaise :
Hope you have a great new year. I was just reading your other entry and I happen to notice you were talking about that book "Prep." I read that last year, it was a very fascinating book, really deep and so well, very emotional. Brown is where I want to go to college to, it sounds like a great college...
from bulimic-vamp :
Merry late holiday and happy new year.
from moodswing :
i am.. everywhere. hah. no, i'm here. i've been working on a song that i will hopefully have 2/3 finished by end of day. if i ever get some damn coffee in my system and get my music uniform on, that is.
from heiress89 :
thank you very much for finding my entries intriguing =] i appreciate my readers.
from taken-by-you :
My brother in law is going to take a look at mine over the weekend. Cheers!
from taken-by-you :
My battery has died, as well (at least I hope it is just the battery). Best of luck with yours!
from cuillin :
i'm trying to find old diaryland friends on facebook -- was wondering if you're on there. hope everything's going ok with you! i'm married and have a little baby girl who will be 1 in January...
from bulimic-vamp :
thanksgiving is the worst for those like me. post-thanksgiving was much more positive. got out of town for the week. got outside of my head. very therapeutic.
from atwowaydream :
i love shiny toy guns as well. what does one do when they love matte adult guns?
from sephiragrace :
excellent!
from sephiragrace :
I think there should have been a postcard in the mail recently. :)
from moodswing :
yes, you better. pretty girls make graves = love .. there was another band i was going to recommend, but having now forgotten it, i will have to get back to you
from nexttoyou :
any chance you want to write my proposal?! i'm never going to get there with the crap i'm writing... went out tonight and wished you were there... xx
from writergrrl88 :
I'd be happy to tell you what's been going on in my life, but this is far too public a forum. May I e-mail you? If so, where may I send it? I'm still writergrrl88 (at) yahoo (dot) com, if you prefer to initiate e-mail conversation.
from writergrrl88 :
I'm alone today, and watching reruns of House. Your Hunter S. Thompson reference made me smile. Thank you for that.
from bulimic-vamp :
i'm not sure when "tonight" was, but as of now i am thinking about the many different levels of solitude.
from nexttoyou :
if i do, you'll have to visit...
from sumi37 :
and here - a happy birthday as well. J.Alfred is ever my friend. And if it's any consolation - I thought I had figured out how to back up my iTunes on an external drive and had to uninstall it tonight..... :) I hope you had a lovely day. Happy birthday!
from julymalaise :
No problem! have fun!
from julymalaise :
Thanks for the kinds words. By the way, Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yaaaaaaaaaay!
from shoot-down :
for everything wrong i've done, all the chances we've had but never pulled through.
from moodswing :
i've included blue with the black and green pens
from microthrills :
hybridwhore@gmail.com write "diaryland" in the subject so i won't delete an unfamiliar address.
from microthrills :
Gmail: the official messenger service preferred by Lovely Ladies everywhere.
from microthrills :
i will try to keep that advice in mind :)
from bulimic-vamp :
THANK you =]
from microthrills :
thanks! more to come ;)
from taken-by-you :
Imagery Analyst. Or, for me, a glorified secretary (sometimes with the glory, sometimes without).
from gia-carangi :
yes, i'm still awake. i feel bad if i don't do some of my homework when i'm drunk.
from gia-carangi :
No, I was born in New York, but I want to visit Guyana someday.
from cuillin :
are you on facebook?
from moodswing :
as far as rarely seen candy bars go, I am all about the Zero bars. mmmm. I haven't seen one in quite some time. must find.
from atwowaydream :
Curious: What did you think of Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian?
from moodswing :
Yes. I'm nearly through the series, only ten more episodes before the movie. Which I was told is like a prequel..? Depending on my nanowrimo progress, I could be watching Fire Walk With Me next week or next month. I look forward to it.
from moodswing :
The owls are not what they seem... I've been watching that series front to back. I don't think you could know that.
from taken-by-you :
Thank you, as always - I've never considered myself compelling in any way, ha ha. I agree that vodka is helpful - it's usually my Local God. What is yours?
from atwowaydream :
Have you read Mistress of the Art of Death? Just finished it, and it may be worth your time.
from gia-carangi :
I'm Guyanese and I've never had Demerara rum. I really have to try it!
from gia-carangi :
What's your netflix name?
from julymalaise :
Okay, I will definetely post an entry about my halloween!
from julymalaise :
Why, same to you too! Thanks for the note!
from taken-by-you :
Thank you very much. I think I'll enjoy your writing.
from atwowaydream :
I'd imagine her champagne to taste like visions of horses and teenage-girl photography.
from atwowaydream :
If Sophia's champagne happens to be anything like her movies. . . I will not get drunk on anything else.
from atwowaydream :
ah, I know very well the impact of late-night whiskey, although you are more talented than I am, mainly because I would have trouble even getting my own name right. ;) No need to hide.
from zoela :
i'd bring: purple paint. potted mint and lilies. a low bed. heirlooms. my wardrobe. one cat. dildo! paper and postage. there's a large window overlooking a breathtaking view of course, and it better have high ceilings, and a spa, and be walking distance to groceries.
from atwowaydream :
I most certainly agree that everyone needs a fort, and that Where The Wild Things are is the eternal-ten-year-old fable. . . but I must insist that you call me Selena.
from atwowaydream :
Thank you very much. I meant to tell you to try and download CocoRosie's "Werewolf" if you haven't already. . . it's very child-like bjork helium dreams. And Where The Wild Things Are has the perfect safety fort, if only for a moment.
from girl101 :
your entry made me wish for a fort of my very own again... my sophomore year of college i had a double room to myself, pushed the two lofted beds together & made a fort palace with ralph lauren bedding & so many jersey, cableknit, and generally fluffy and soft pillows. my friends could come in my room through my window, and we would languish there, so many autumn trees, smoking cigarettes that would make me sick if i smoked them now, watching the sun set. oh memories. we're never too old for forts, i think. stay warm this winter. x.
from microthrills :
Thank! This has been a great outlet for me. Hope you continue to enjoy the entries :)
from moodswing :
i'm writing the list.. i just haven't thought about it enough yet. maybe later tonight.
from zoela :
ship me a box too if you find one!
from gia-carangi :
Thanks. I never answered your note about Indian Restaurants. I like Sonar Gao because it's cheap and Taj because it was my high school hangout, like The Peach Pit or The Max. Mango Lassi with a lot of ice is the best thing to drink after spicy lamb, but I usually drink a lot of wine. I really like lamb curry, but sometimes when I'm having a bad day and I want to be flashy I order tandori chicken because they serve it from the sizzling pan and everyone looks to see who is getting it.
from shoot-down :
I just got your note now, apologies! I'm in the states again, as you know.
from moodswing :
well i've been spending WAY too much time here lately. and trying to come out of shy-six-word-responses to anyoneeveryone. even if only on the internet. so, long as i don't bug you, i'll try and comment more often. woo!
from moodswing :
remember the good old days of diaryland where the bottom half of the 'people who have you listed' list weren't all dead zones from that server crash? *sigh* part of the reason I've always liked this place is because it's so tucked away in the corner.. but sometimes, lately, it's started to feel a little dusty. seems to be a good amount of new life infusing the place though, aside from all the uggboot robots.
from shesarocker :
I like the way you write.
from julymalaise :
Yeah, you should totally watch it, I love Zooey too! She's absolutely adorable!
from atwowaydream :
your lists for girls of travel/necessary things. . . probably the best question for most everyone.
from atwowaydream :
god, i've had a ridiculous crush on mandy moore since i was in my teenage glory angsty youth. she just has such a sweet voice.
from julymalaise :
nothing much, really, just school and shit, how about you? Oh, I forgot to mention, I watched "The Happening." and it was good. Zooey Deschanel was in it!!!
from moodswing :
i look forward to your opinion of The Girlfriend Experience. i want to see that one.
from julymalaise :
Hello, stopping by see how you are doing. Haven't talk to ya in a long time
from sephiragrace :
Italian wine, thats what I want. Fine Italian wine.
from moodswing :
don't be foolish. having music is far better than having a macbook pro. i'll have your music for you shortly, hopefully later on today.
from gia-carangi :
I saw that episdode of Man vs Food but I've never been to Brick Lane. I like the Indian restaurants on 6th St. because they're cheap and they all allow byob.
from gia-carangi :
Ok but remind me after a week or so if I don't send you an e-mail. My weird late schedule makes me forget a lot of things =)
from sumi37 :
CQ received.... :)
from sephiragrace :
I like reading what you have to say. Your interests interest me. I have "The House in Paris." I haven't read it yet. I can't wait to send you a postcard from Italy.
from moodswing :
where should I send it?
from moodswing :
do you want it?
from venusianfire :
Of course I know the rules...plus it was summer.
from venusianfire :
Well let's see....a month of living WITH you being personally tutored by You....what do you think?
from venusianfire :
YOU were in my dreams last night! I was cast to play a Southern Belle in some production of something or other and in order to really perfect my accent I spent a month living with you. Lord knows why as I have long suspected despite being of and from the deep south you have trained yourself NOT to speak in the accent....but it was certainly fun watching your frustrations as my Australian mouth tried hard to replicate that southern lilt, however finally, Eliza Doolittle style, you were happy enough with your creation to bid me a fond farewell....
from julymalaise :
Why, thank you Raven!
from sephiragrace :
I was in Reykjavik on a layover to London. I didn't care for it. So cold and desolate-no thanks.
from sephiragrace :
insense. plenty of insense with beth orton or portishead in the backround.
from julymalaise :
Damn, you bombarded me with all of those entries! I didn't recall you updating on the 22nd! LOL! Anyway, I hope you are feeling better. If this cheers you up, I was reading your past entries about Apple computers and such, and I thought "Finally! Someone who hates Apples!" Honestly, I am not a fan of Apple computers, they suck (That's my opinion.) we have them at school, they fucking break easily, it's like "What the hell? Crappy mother-fuckas!" Hahhha. I always like PCs, I guess my dad raised me to like them, since he never bought a MAC and is never intending to! GO TEAM PC!!! HAHHAAHAHAAHAHA!!
from sephiragrace :
no japanese bulemia or short piers with long walks. i finally found pinot grigio and i was so happy thinking of you. you just can't wait for people to make you happy, you have to do it yourself. <3
from gia-carangi :
I didn't know you were in NY. Drop me a line next time so we can go to the museum or have lychee mojitos downtown. I hope you're okay.
from zoela :
i feel similarly, yet i envy your certainty. tell me what happened. kisses for you.
from greenteacup :
Thank you. I hope you're feeling better.
from sumi37 :
you ok?
from bombasine :
i am sorry to hear you're having a rough time.
from julymalaise :
I want to know what had happened Raven, this is terribly crazy, I don't know what's going on, and I do think you are a really nice person, so it's sad to see you down =(
from pondlife :
Tell me what's going on.
from sumi37 :
fair winds and following seas for this weekend, my friend. you deserve all the best.
from atwowaydream :
Neko Case and high tides. . . I wish you only the best, I'm utterly enthralled for you.
from moodswing :
i have all but the last track of formica blues.. but they are in FLAC format isntead of mp3.. which winamp will play if you have that.
from o-twinkle-o :
just working, eating, sleeping, mommying. i wish i could say i was taking a sabbatical in Ibiza, but.
from julymalaise :
Oh, thanks for recommending that album for me..they really sound so cool, the Mono band. Yeah, I never had Persian ice cream before, was it good? And yes, you are right, Persian stuff is so beautfiul.
from julymalaise :
Okay, I will. On Last.fm? And Persian stuff sounds so lovely....
from o-twinkle-o :
i'm good; slightly ruffled, but aren't we all.
from ifiliedown :
Would you please stop worrying? Everything will go fine.
from julymalaise :
Yeah...PA is deff. coool. And I'm sure you are looking forward to Laura and you hanging out!
from julymalaise :
Isn't Pennsylvania so freakin' awesome? I love it here! And have fun with Laura at the beach! Lucky yous! Lolz.
from bethshort :
I was through Birmingham years ago on my way somewhere else,forget where. I ran into an old prof. of mine, still marvelously young and hip--had her phd by oh..28? She took me around and showed me things, read me things--there were all night coffee houses and record stores with clerks named Trevor and Taylor and Pearl. Her French husband was gone for the month on business to the Skinny Island, where they both had relatives fleeing from the heat...She once said the small town she grew up in before she moved to the hills was so small it only had a "crispy chick" and a stop light. Of course, I researched that town and found that she was exactly right...ha. There is a story there, I think. As far as Morocco, I will get the images to you as soon as I can--perhaps in a d-land entry. Thank you...
from ifiliedown :
For New York: I was thinking Friday through Tuesday. I will have a Monday and Tuesday off for my fall break. We'll talk about this in more detail next weekend.
from sumi37 :
may you reap the wild wind....for that is my Ultravox....and I give you joy of it.....
from bethshort :
By the way, if you get a chance to go to Birmingham, do take it! Not only for your co-ed but for yourself--you will be pleasantly surprised if you've never been there, and warmly reminded if you have. I knew a certain girl there in Vestavia Hills...le sigh.
from bethshort :
I could never get anything out of it other then some scatter-shot images. Do you happen to remember where you read that article about Kate Moss in Jamaica? That would be a big help to me. I'm still reading, you are still my favorite d-lander. T.
from julymalaise :
HAHAHA, that is TRULY funny. I'm going to say that when I go out to eat somewhere, that'll be a trip!
from julymalaise :
Gary is very funny, I love Spongebob, but I don't know where I got garnips from, I think I must of made that one up or I was thinking about something that rhymes with it or something. I don't know, hahah. Maybe I was thinking about Garlic.
from zoela :
oh it was intriguing. and. very. very. hot.
from trainyard :
sorry mr. just saw all your little messages. haven't been on here in ages plus there is no little pop-up window telling you that you've got mail (unlike facebook).. yep i'm back and i was overseas for a little while. back in australia now.. trying to get back into the groove of things..
from ifiliedown :
"I'll Catch You" by the Get Up Kids is a big deal to me. It makes me want to cry. There's a very good reason I put it last on the list.
from darthuae :
cheers :)
from ifiliedown :
I made you a playlist at LastFM. It was supposed to have five more songs. Perhaps I'll just burn them on a cd and mail it to you.
from ifiliedown :
I adore Margot. When Nico's "These Days" plays as she gets off the bus to meet Richie. It's the best scene in the whole movie for me.
from ifiliedown :
I'm glad we're both Southern. I love that you get some of the things I love about the South.
from ifiliedown :
The Pod looks great.
from julymalaise :
Yes, that is true. My mom knows spanish, she is fluent in it, and she knows Portoguese and Italian very well, and she didn't need anything to teach her, although she has everything about Italian because I swear she is obssess with Italy, actually we might be going to Italy for the holidays in December, much fun!
from ifiliedown :
I must warn you. The first season of Mad Men isn't as good as the first. I'm very eager for the third season in a couple of weeks.
from ifiliedown :
Of course YOU would say that. ;-)
from julymalaise :
Languages are fun to learn and yes, you are right. And I'm currently learning Spanish, it's a very easy language, I want to learn more than two languages.
from julymalaise :
It is very great, really. Thanks to you and Laura, you guys inpired me to read the book! It is pretty good so far, I might read some later. Oh, I desperately would like to live in Russia, my type of country. I would like to learn Russian too, the aplhabet fascinates me!
from julymalaise :
Ooooooooooh! I love Moscow, Russia. I always dream of going there. Ever since I read about the Romanovs, I always wanted to run away there, to Russia. It seems so cool. Btw, I got "The Bell Jar." Yeaaaaaaaah!
from karaokekatey :
I would have to agree with you. Assia Wevill was beautiful.And her story was such a terrible tragedy as was Sylvia's. Of course, I was not very sympathetic towards her...or Ted for that matter (He was an ass) And Assia's character in the movie Sylvia infuriated me. Anyway, few years ago I red Ted Hughes' biography by Elaine Feinstein. If you haven't read it, I do recommend it.
from julymalaise :
Wow, that's cool. You would like Kay Hanley... her album "Weaponize." is so awesome really. I have her whole album. Her voice is so catchy!
from julymalaise :
I love her voice too! I totally want to buy her album, like seriously.
from julymalaise :
Adele has a beautiful voice...lovely girl. "Chasiing Pavements." is really good, it's one of her songs. You might like Duffy too, her music is awesome! I totally recommend "Warwick Avenue." and "Serious."
from ifiliedown :
Don't be sullen about your life, darling. You're wonderful.
from ifiliedown :
I'm ready when you are.
from samcorday :
hey i looked at Voices of a distant star (Hoshi No Koe). it was really wow!.short and sweet. i felt like crying at least twice. for anyone that's ever felt angst and sadness at love that can never be. that felt their heart jump at the message tone when they know they shouldn't. (sigh) it was over too fast.
from julymalaise :
Wait... you have a paper journal too? Me too! Oh my goodness, yay for us!!! Yeah, it was raining down here and there was a tornado watch near our area and it was pitch black outside, really scary.
from samcorday :
i love anime but this is the first time i've heard of The voices for a distant star. i'm downloading it as i type this note. i'll watch it.hope it's as great as u make it sound. i read this book when i was a kid called the Starlight Crystal. it was abt a spacecraft built on earth; it's graviton drive was powered by a crystal that allowed it to travel at warp speed. the ppl inside the vessel aged so much slower than anything else around them. they aged so slow in fact that they were able to see the destruction of the earth and watched it being reborn and creation and civilization start anew. i tell u, it was a pretty cool book. anyway sorry for rambling; i tend to do that... :)
from bethshort :
Your all quoted up =) It's here, you may be able to view it without logging in--dunno, but: http://melodramatic.com/users/sublimenihilist/if+no+one+quotes+you
from ifiliedown :
Oddly enough, it was my college boy who said it. He didn't say exactly that, but it's what he was implying. I'll tell you all about it sometime soon.
from ifiliedown :
The new Phoenix is quite amazing.
from bethshort :
& Thank you. I think my latest is my best in a while---began with a simple writing prompt. Funny thing is, it was really supposed to be about me, & ended up being about Her. That whole year is a blank save for what I wrote there, & she looms ever larger.
from bethshort :
You're quite welcome. "That's the curse of being a Smart Kid--- you're told all through childhood that you're Smart, that you have Promise, and you end up paralysed with fear that if you're not Smart, you have nothing at all, that you are nothing at all." Arrow at the heart, that one. Mind if I add that to my quotes folder at melo? Attributed of course to you?
from bethshort :
Yeah, I guess I should see what Ms.Julia does with the part before I shoot the whole film out of the water, right? Why am I so possessive of her in particular? I've certainly loved other films made after long-held obsessions. Maybe because Plath was my first. By the way I didn't mean to insinuate anything negative with the Sassoon comparison. For what its worth I'd have bitten you---& Sylvia.
from theboxisback :
You know I wouldn't leave you out.
from shotsofvodka :
username: like pw: omg
from julymalaise :
Tamales are fucking awesome! I love them! Anyways, I saw some stuff about Slyvia Plath and she died at quite a young age, very unfortunate. But they said something about she committed sucicide or something (?) I don't know, but I do know she died at a very young age. Yeah, I hate when people do not call you in your phone, it's like "Why do I have a phone when noone calls?" All they want to do is text, but I don't have stupid texting anymore because thanks for my dad who doesn't know the definition of "Unlimited Texting." when I throughly explained to him one time! Ugh!
from bethshort :
watch this too, if you have a moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI_nkXUpvJk
from bethshort :
A very old obsession of mine, Plath. My favorite bio is Bitter Fame by Anne Stevenson--Rough Magic is a close second. I suspect she'd have bitten you, strongly suspect---because you have the looks she favored, the temperament as well. And beyond that, in my opinion, you resemble a boy she was dating named Richard Sassoon, who was a distant relative of the war poet Siegfried Sassoon. She wrote some lovely, awestruck things for him early on at Smith, unabashed romanticism---So Sylvia Burns Dahlia's on the altar...and the like. Anyway,did you hear Miramax is planning some new film version of The Bell Jar? Julia Stiles is locked in for the lead. Oh well--anything has GOT to better then that awful 70's...thing! I'm not even going to call it a movie. Also, Nicholas Hughes hung himself this past spring. Frieda is still alive & well & writing. I won't be unkind but her painting is much, much better. Last I heard, Linda & Joyce Sexton are still alive as well--I tried to get through Linda's "Rituals", no luck--but her picture on the dust jacket is elegant & her eyes mysterious and large--ever Anne's little bobolink. Check my melo--there is a tribute to Nick in the public pages---and something for you in sight & sound.
from theboxisback :
Those books sound interesting. "Failing Paris" specifically sounds like something I might enjoy. Thanks for letting me know about them.
from julymalaise :
Yeah, well there's a Starbucks near, but I don't want to go all the way there, lol. I'm too lazy.
from julymalaise :
Oh, that sounds cool. I wish there was some cool, hip cafes near me, but unfortunately there isn't, there are some in the city, but I don't usually go there that much unless an adult or a friend comes.
from julymalaise :
okay, thanks. And is Cafe Vienna your hangout?
from julymalaise :
And you didn't save some for me? How dare you! Lol. Lucky.
from theboxisback :
I actually have made a trend of dating older men. I've only dated a few people my age. I've tried to figure out what it is about me that attracts older men, but I haven't put my finger on it yet. The particular man you remind me of is the one that still sticks out to me the most. Perhaps because I saw him longer than any of the others. It's definitely a story that I've never told anyone in full. Maybe because no one's asked. Sometimes it feels like it's someone else's story. Like it never happened to me. Probably because I haven't seen or talked to him since. Isn't it strange how people can disappear from your life like that.
from julymalaise :
HAHA, sounds awesome! Yeah, I saw a picture before and I was like "Yuuum!" Cool, farafels!!!
from julymalaise :
Heeeeeeeeeey Raven, lol. Are farafels good? I never tried them, but heard of them, but I am just this curious to have a bite of them. Now, I'm hungry. THANK YOU RAVEN!! Now I want some frafels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from zoela :
oh i know you are... down, boy. sit. stay. i've got penelope tonight...
from theboxisback :
I feel the need to tell you that you remind me of a man I dated a few years ago, just after I turned 19. He was much too old for me and devilishly charming. I just remember staying over at his apartment and talking for hours. He would tell me all about philosophy (which he'd studied as an undergrad) and then he would sit and listen to me babble about music. It was one of those things where you tell yourself it's a relationship, but deep down you know it's just an affair that you'll pay for emotionally later in life. I have no clue what it is that makes me think of him when reading your words, but I know it's in a fond way.
from saintsavvy :
November? Why do you say that -- is that a good time to go? I want to go for my birthday in February, but it'll probably be in December or January.
from avantbedroc :
i think you should shot that tequila then jump rope. a few yrs ago i used to run on a treadmill. i wanted to make the transition to the sidewalk but i was fearful of doing so at the only convenient time for me- 8pm. to loosen up i would shoot down some wine. worked a treat
from atwowaydream :
Christopher Walken won my heart, and probably the heart of my generation with that fatboy slim video. Quite suave.
from theboxisback :
I like New Order a lot, though I've always enjoyed Joy Division more. There's nothing like the depressing drone of Ian Curtis. And isn't LastFM one of the best creations ever?
from julymalaise :
Okay, I will notify you!
from julymalaise :
Wow, that sounds cool. And I did get one, but they didn't send me the email to verify it, so I can't even access it! Maybe i'll check my Spam folder and see if they sent it there.
from theboxisback :
I feel like I've spent the past three years looking for a partner. Perhaps that's why I've gotten so disappointed with my past relationships. Let's face it, men my age usually aren't looking to settle down. Surprisingly, the one I've snagged now seems fine with the idea, as long as it gives him time to get a degree and a steady job.
from julymalaise :
Wow, that sounds like a funny movie title. By the way, I'm starting "The Girl With The Pearl Earring." It's a facinating book, so far, if I might well add.
from julymalaise :
Oh! Why, Brittany Murphy, she's a great actress too! I like her in "Uptown Girls." Thanks for recommending the movie!!!
from julymalaise :
Yeah, wow. I love Paltrow, she's a great actress!Yes, I heard The Bell Jar is a movie, but I guess it is not out yet, I guess it is in production. Yeah, I want to see Zooey Dechanel's new movie. (Though I want to see like every movie in the theatres lately.)
from julymalaise :
Hello, Hello raven72d. Hm... "The Bell Jar." sounds like a good book, I'm rathre inerested in it, I heard it's a movie too (?) Hey, you heard about Zooey Dechanel move called "500 Days of Summer."It looks so good. She is in the movie with Joseph Gordon-Levit, the dude who played Cameron in the original "Ten Things I Hate About You." if you have ever seen that movie. Thought I might let you know about that, since you like Zooey Dechanel. Ta-Ta!
from saintsavvy :
I understand, but I think I feel somewhat differently. It isn't just the voice, or just the idea of the person from whom it is traveling. It isn't just the idea of being loved, or the sound and the shape of the words. Those ten numbers belong to a man whom I have loved since junior high, and whom I am cursed well enough to see almost every day. He is always just out of reach, always just beneath the margin. And I can picture our life together -- what it would be like for us to come home from work, perhaps to our children, and a dog, and I can see us being very happy together, and never bored with one another. But I feel like I simply did not play the game correctly, and now I have done worse than lost; I have sabotaged myself.
from saintsavvy :
In that case, I am certainly very sorry. And I suppose that there are always ten numbers out there, rippling amid the radio towers and aeroplanes, that belong to someone who will never see them again.
from sephiragrace :
yes it was that(Cafe Vienna) instant coffee that i tried for the first time that got me liking coffee. I tried some not that long ago and I can't drink it anymore. Gotta have the hard stuff. :) Plath, my mom has a copy of the bell jar. I think I might have to read that..
from saintsavvy :
Plath...
from theboxisback :
I've started The Bell Jar two or three times in the past five years, but never seemed to finish it. I would always get busy with classes, and then get sucked into reading something else. If it's really something worth finishing, it might be a nice break from the mindless fantasy fiction I always find myself reading. I must say, I find your diary to be interesting and pretty comical. <3
from tofalldivine :
I'm afraid of everything. Of losing control, of not being good enough, of failing to learn because I am too scared to try, of being too dim and too dull to get into grad school. My dreams...are endless and idealistic. I want to change the world one person at a time. I want grad school to be a psychologist or a social worker. Could I ever be someone toiling away researcing in an office? Lord no. Trying to teach people to change is what I want. I want to help kids. Hell, I want to take in and raise so many that I start to lose track of the number but not the names. I want to travel and learn and explore. I want the time to learn the man I love and the time to explore that knowledge. I want and I want and I want. Dreams are something I have no lack of but fears are what stop me.
from tofalldivine :
Oh the things we dread. I have been reading the backlog of things I've missed. You fret about your knowledge and degrees failing to be marketable. I fear that my marketable skills will not be enough to earn me all of that delicious knowledge that comes with more education. It is funny that the undergrad, quivering with anticipation at finding all they do not know, frets about failing to gain that knowledge. Those with the knowledge seem to fret that their only good quality is their academia. All these helpless, marketable undergrads are in their offices trying to make nice, trying to find supervisor and advice, and putting themselves in the claws of predatory beasts that they are so helplessly unaware of. The marketable envy the knowledgeable and the knowledgeable are desperately afriad that they are wise and useless. So ridiculous
from theboxisback :
Well, I probably won't be able to make a trip like that again for a couple of years. But I'd really like to go to Germany. I've always wanted to see Scotland. And I also want to go to Australia, and see New Zealand while I'm there. Maybe a chance to go to Germany or Scotland will arise in the next couple of years. The place I'd really love to go is India, but I don't see how I would get to do that anytime in the near future.
from theboxisback :
Yeah, Montevallo isn't actually in Birmingham. Samford is just a few minutes from downtown. It's a private college. It has a very good music program, just like Montevallo. That's why I'm there anyway. Out of curiosity, do you just know people who went to school there or are you from around here?
from greenteacup :
Thanks, I'm under redjukebox. I hope you're well. xx
from theboxisback :
Thanks so much. Siena was great, but I loved Assisi much more.
from julymalaise :
Yeah, thunderstorms aren't fun, especially the lighting. It is okay here, it is just cloudy, but I am hoping it will not rain or I will be very upset.
from julymalaise :
Hopefully, all of those bad weather leave, lol. Thanks for saying Happy Birthday!, so nice of you! I think we are getting some bad weather today in my area, the sky is so gray.
from julymalaise :
Hello, raven, how are you?
from cached :
It should be the same...
from dovesanddust :
I'm doing alright. Both good and bad. Thank you for asking. How are you doing? :3 Enjoying your summer?
from zoela :
I must caution you. I know no remorse.
from symmetries :
why is that?
from greenteacup :
Oh, fun :). I saw a while ago that you have last.fm? What's your username? It's not too bad actually, a bit of a heat wave last week, or before, which apparently mirrored LA, so that's not too bad. How's it your end? xx
from julymalaise :
Okay, I have to wait until that email comes to my address to veify it and it hadn't came yet, but my username is the same one from my diaryland, okay? Thanks for recommeding that band, I'm sure they are cool.
from julymalaise :
Yeah, I add you, what is your thing there? and cool, I like indie rock too. I'll make an account definetely, lol. I'll listen to that band, they sound awesome, I'll listen to some of their demos on Itunes, thanks a bundles!
from julymalaise :
Aww.. that is so cute, hopefully you guys meet some day, that would be so romantic. Yeah, I should sign up for that website, it sounds groovy! My favorite music is mostly anything that I can feel good to. I mostly like Alternative music, my favorite bands are The Wannadies, their music is quite catchy and definetely groovy. Is Foundry Field a band?
from julymalaise :
Oh wow, that's cool, so she is a good friend? That's awesome, and I love Mandy Moore, she is so cute and innocent in her own way and down-to-earth, definetely. Maroon 5 isn't really a bad band, but my mom is like obsessed with the lead singer Adam Levine, and so she has their songs stored in her Ipod, I was like "Oh my god." because she annoys the hell out of me with their songs because they can get annoying after a while, you know.
from greenteacup :
Awh, that doesn't sound too bad at all. I wish I could try to stay out of the heat, it's starting to get colder again now and i'm missing the sun when it was here. London's all good thanks :) going back into central a few times next week to check on a few things so looking forward to that, i haven't been there in about half a week. Anything exciting happening with you? I sent a request for you on twitter :). xxx
from julymalaise :
If you don't mind me asking, who is Miss. Ginny? Just curious, hahaha.
from zoela :
1. bald is sexy, especially when surrounded by peach fuzz. trust me. 2. vienna sausages are so wrong they're right.
from greenteacup :
hey :)! Life's pretty good at the moment since I'm on holiday. Not much to do, but killing time one day at a time. How about you? :) xx
from julymalaise :
Hm... the dip is simply heavenly, if I might add, hahahha!
from julymalaise :
Hey raven, missed you entry yesterday, hhahaha. Yeah, I heard advacado is good for your hair, like I guess you have to make it like dip and such, which is really weird. And I hope everything's is all well, goodbye!
from julymalaise :
Thanks for suggesting, that. Yeah, I might ask my mother to buy that the next time she goes to the store. Anyway, yeah New Orleans food is great! My favorite movies are Romeo and Juliet (the orginial one.), Ten Things I Hate About You, any movie that has Denzel Washington in it ( Cry Freedom, Remeber the Titans.) Any movie with Anne Hathaway (The Princess Diaries, and The Devil Wears Prada.) I like movies that attract me, I like the Harry Potter movies, too, they seem to be lovely. I like old movies particularly, I like "Flipper." movie, and I loved "Gone With The Wind." You know, classics, lol.
from julymalaise :
Oh yeah, that is what I did. Except the salt thing, but overall I guess they turned out pretty. As long as it was edible, lol.
from julymalaise :
Here! I fxed the problem, hooray! I might of turned them off when I was clicking on everything on diaryland. Lol, crazzzy. Anyway, man you watch the grooviest movies EVER. Awesome, and Docs you meant by Doc Maartens, they are cool, but i perfer converses. And also, it is fun to send notes to you too, raven and I always enjoy reading your entries, they are facinating, I will add. -H.
from julymalaise :
Omgiosh! I haven't realized I turn them off, let me fix it!
from julymalaise :
I type without looking at the keyboard with my two hands, lol I took computer classes, well forced to, but I didn't mind, only a little.
from julymalaise :
Yeah, they are cool, ugh my fingers hurt from all of the typing I did in my diary.
from julymalaise :
Oh, I absolutely love Indie movies.
from julymalaise :
Is "Careless." another one of Zooey Dechanel's movies.
from julymalaise :
Well, I don't have a problem with her going out with girls, but I never thought she would turn like a extremely wild party girl that noone seems to want to cast in their movies anymore, although Lindsay is going to be in some movie in ABC Family though. The "Go-Getter." sounds like a very good movie to see and watch. I think Zooey Deschanel is absolutely pretty and I agree: It's her eyes that makes her well, who she is. They are so gorgeous and innocent! I'll definetely watch that, it'll be loads of fun, I assume!
from pondlife :
I didn't know her (OftenAbsent)but her writing was brilliant.
from julymalaise :
Hi, it's julymalaise again. I was commenting about you on your entry. I used to like Lindsay Lohan, she used to be my favorite actress, but until she got all crazy, experimenting on drugs and going out with a girl. I mean whatever happened to her? Ugh, hopefully one day, she will get out of that hole.
from julymalaise :
Why, you're abolutely correct, my friend.
from julymalaise :
Thanks, raven. You're absolutely awesome!
from shotsofvodka :
I had short tan shorts on that were so short you couldn't see them under the giant tan flannel I wore; mismatched socks with lame brown sneaker shoes; gray hobo gloves; big trucker cap; and huge, outdated headphones. my hair was wavy so it looked a mess but still totally cute. geez, it was so perfect.
from julymalaise :
Yeah, "Just Dance." is very catchy!
from julymalaise :
Hello again, lolz. Anyway, I like Lady Gaga too! She's phemononal (Um...spelling? Lol.) Yeah, I like reading too and writing, I'd love to be an author. What's your favorite songs from Lady Gaga? I really like "Poker Face." "Just Dance" "Nothing Else I Can Say (Eh,Eh,Eh, song.), and "LoveGame."
from bethshort :
My uncle takes small groups on tours of Mali. His business is called "Timbuktu to You Tours." Relatively cheap, last I checked. I thought about joining the peace corps years ago but my student loan debt was too high at the time & they wouldn't have me.
from julymalaise :
Thanks for the add and you seem to like reading a lot, it's absolutely fun to read, are you a college student? Just out of curiousity, that's all.
from avantbedroc :
comedian... haha
from julymalaise :
Thanks , and will you add me too? :)
from julymalaise :
I was just looking at your diaryland and I saw that you like Garbage too! isn't that band sensational? Cool, may I add you to my list please?
from pondlife :
Regarding hotels, they don't seem to have a problem with AmEx Gold though.
from shotsofvodka :
I want to move into more central downtown Denver but my boyfriend wants to move out of Denver and back south twenty minutes where we came from. I hate that idea though so that probably won't happen. concerning the homeless party...I know pics were taken but I didn't bring my own camera and neither did the guy I went with. I didn't know anybody there so I have no way of getting in contact with people who did take pics. sad too, cause my outfit was so perfect and I looked amazing...oh well they'll still remember :)
from bethshort :
wasn't she wonderful? I really like "To Anna Who Was Mad" & "Sleeping Beauty".
from shotsofvodka :
just summer school :( and trying to move but that may or may not happen...
from atwowaydream :
"the sultriness and slowness of the South, about a kind of literary languor" god, that's so pretty.
from trainyard :
well.. here and there and everywhere. actually, no. i've been working a lot and studying and living - nothing special until next week starts when i will be heading os. oh, yeah!!
from gia-carangi :
What's your e-mail address? I heard you were looking for "Warsaw" by Joy Division... =)
from avantbedroc :
did my email reach you?
from bethshort :
re: my last note no, unfortunately they didn't teach me any--I just know my cousins would sometimes use it to get freebies from shopkeepers when they came stateside on their furloughs from Mali and the Ivory Coast.<br><br> and... When you first moved into a dorm at university or into an apartment, what books did you bring? I was 18, it was my first apt. with drug dealing slacker roomies who nonetheless were always willing to stay up late with coffee and coke and talk about books and music and life and traveling. I'll never forget the first day I came after an evening class to find that one of my roomates had unpacked all my books for me both to help and so she could look through them---I would've killed her but she arranged them in just the right way---which to me is not alpha by author but by category & genre. Anyway---I remember that I brought:<br> <br> Dylan Thomas: A Biography Collected Poems of T.S Eliot Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath *Venus in Furs-Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch *Psychopathia Sexualis-Kraft-Ebing *Delta of Venus-Anais Nin **Anne Sexton: A Biography-D.W Middlebrook Many books by Anne Rice (yes, I was a baby bat at one point, and had a major romantic New Orleans creature of the night dust and blood phase from about 11-13.) Lolita (very tattered and much underlined & annotated copy that I stole from the basement of a friend's mother who taught high school English) The Bell Jar(stolen from the high school library, part of a long tradition of would be literary freaks, before you go grab your favorite from the shelves...I had an attack of conscience though and left cash for them to replace it at the desk) *Books I kept hidden from my parents at home in a steamer trunk before I moved out. **The best biography I've ever read. Honest, unflinching. She liked to be "11" with her daughter...I love that. Anne is Sylvia without the extensive formal education & she got to live and write longer. Her "Transformations" collection is just...wow. Superb!<br> How did you furnish your living space? One old beaten up couch of mysterious origin. I'll never know if was bought at an estate sale or picked up from the side of the road... Various prints by Scott Mutter in snap together poster frames... art museum post cards on the fridge door... bunches of dead roses hung upside down on the walls... Army issue wooden Amo crates marked "Ammunition for cannon with explosive projectile" used as coffee tables and foot stools... We called it "Early American Poor." <br><br> What was that first place away from home like?<br> We were trying to create some type of bohemia out of the little we had. And...these days, how do you live? What is your current residence like? See my melo, I'll be writing more about it.
from avantbedroc :
sex-in-the-flesh!
from atwowaydream :
Nothing wrong with having the gay-snap down, in fact, it's how you can get the attention of a waitress at Sushi Barn.
from gia-carangi :
My safe school is CCNY and I'm probably going to go there since the other possibility won't give me an answer at all. I have to write an essay explaining why I need scholarship money. I've been having fun all day thinking up ridiculous reasons. I'm going to study Psychology.
from venusianfire :
Pregnant! Perish the thought! It was merely metaphor.
from avantbedroc :
;-)
from atwowaydream :
I think Sushi Barn has a nice white-trash-fusion to it. Perhaps there could even be bingo.
from sephiragrace :
yes, yes indeed.
from sephiragrace :
small notebooks always make me feel better.
from bethshort :
my last note isn't showing up. i have relatives that speak Bambara. they were missionaries for years in Mali.
from atwowaydream :
anything Shudder to Think during a late dark night. "she might be waking up" or the much more pyromaniacal "red box". youtube the second, easier to get rid of nuisance that way.
from dovesanddust :
You aren't a monster. (: My e-mail is MGlackin11@cornellcollege.edu, but I very rarely check it. ):
from writergrrl88 :
I do worry over what might be happening in your flat on late summer nights. I don't want anything to happen to someone with so much potential locked inside. I wish you something better.
from bethshort :
Young love will find a way. Indeed!
from dovesanddust :
Not only. I just have a lot of nightmares ... especially when I'm stressed, it seems. And they tend to showcase either men I am friends with in real life, twisted into monsters, or demons.
from dovesanddust :
Thank you! (:
from bethshort :
you should get an account at melodramatic. Here's me, there... http://melodramatic.com/users/sublimenihilist
from zoela :
I was only there for a bit, but I felt Louisiana was beautiful and green, full of food, song, and mystery. Barcelona is wonderful too! Wishing you mobility and delicious sangrias.
from karaokekatey :
When I first started working out I didn't have the endurance either. You gotta build it. And I don't have an easy time of it either. I have asthma and it makes it really difficult sometimes to get through my routine. And why starve?
from bethshort :
http://mydahliadear.livejournal.com/
from bethshort :
I haven't. I won't. I'm trying...
from zoela :
Past and future are artificial measurements for the left-brained. There are no shameful places. Shamelessly, Z.
from karaokekatey :
This week is pretty busy for me but I will comment on your stories by the weekend. How in the hell did you manage to set your eye on fire? How is that even possible? yikes
from famelicose :
facebook is evil anyway.
from dovesanddust :
That's very kind. (:
from inimitable :
for believing, for falling, for havin' a little hope, etc. maybe i am wrong. just feeling pathetic.
from shotsofvodka :
i got lucky, it was just a scare.
from karaokekatey :
I should have been a history major :)
from karaokekatey :
No black-on-blonde action here. I was only having a nostalgic moment. It was just some of the artists I listened to in high school.
from bethshort :
I do love the cinematography of The Painted Veil as much if not more then the storyline. I read the book years ago and was hoping someone would make a movie out of it. Follow me on twitter if you are there--http://www.twitter.com/bethxshort
from dovesanddust :
Thank you. :3
from bethshort :
No, it was just extra space in the entry. Are you on LJ? I'm thinking of getting one instead of facebook.
from bethshort :
I don't think it's wise to judge desire & want by any sort of moral standard. What is "acceptable" for one may be unthinkable to another. Desire is what it is and putting any sort of judgment on it seems pointless, it will only make you tear your hair out. Just thought I'd throw that in.
from bethshort :
I'd love to. Forgive my lack of communication lately. I'm in this terrible mood...I can barely think. Trying to plan my next move... but... my starlet's name is Madeline. Now I just have to decide how to kill her...I've never killed a heroine before.
from bethshort :
Yes, only evil in the good way...if at all.
from famelicose :
I like that you obsess. You remind me of myself in that way.
from bethshort :
Re: Amanda Palmer. 1. She would have read to you from The Tin Drum in German over coffee at cafe Pamplona. 2. She would introduce you in bars( her fake id would list her as one Dolores Haze age 22) as her wicked & charning older lover. 3. Dancing to New Order holding onto jutting hbipbones under a shorn plaid skirt. 4. Bare feet on the dashboard of your car pristine scars on the slender ankles. 5. Red wine & vintage punk vinyl or 1940's jazz her in only one of your blue button down oxford shirts ( it would of course be missing the next day) :-)
from and-darling :
Te echo de menos. I miss you. I've been around-- just learning, and it's this gaining of knowledge which is changing me. I suppose you could say from being a girl to becoming a woman? Or something explainable such as that. How about you, dear sir? Have you found what you are searching for yet?
from bethshort :
Great first lines. Knew you were the perfect persom to tag for that. I'll have to post my response. Yes the hedgehog-as-croquet ball is a caroll reference. =)
from bethshort :
I'm here & I read often. I sent you a bit of something I'm working on. My family usually gathers for Easter--we didn't this year, everyone was out of town, & I was stuck here.
from enfinblue :
Thanks for your note. Obviously, I'm not a reader, but I do home that the dark tone of your current tone doesn't reflect reality. Life doesn't have to be like that. I wish you well.
from sumi37 :
the Dorian mode is not a permanent condition....
from bethshort :
Yes I did! & I just replied. By the way, I don't think anyone who writes & thinks like you do could ever be considered worthless. You judge yourself too harshly, I think.
from bethshort :
im hereticsbliss@yahoo.com
from bethshort :
I posted a book list in my latest entry. Thank you again for the compliment--you have excellent taste as well. I would love to be in Berlin or Tokyo right now, so many things to see & do. I haven't left the country in years. I loved 24 hour party people--Joy Division is one of my favorite bands. I can't hear the opening riffs of "New Dawn Fades" or "Shadowplay" play without getting chills. I think you would really like a band called Attrition--great, darkly-tinged techno. Good music to write to.
from inimitable :
even i don't know the full story..
from bethshort :
i used to leave notes with favorite quotes or bits of poetry on the back of my library recipts & leave them in books i had checked out hoping sopmeone would look up my booklist using my patron id. i actually save anything i find in library books. i guess not everyone does. i have the floating world & snow country on order from the library they should arrive in a week. thank you very much for the recomendations! I also found one of kawabatas short stories in pdf form that i will read soon. Have you ever read Rhapsody: A Dream Novel? I do recomend it.
from cached :
I like their Final Straw CD the best...some of their newer stuff is a little too mainstream, but it still hits me hard from time to time.
from shotsofvodka :
sorry to have made that so long.... but you asked a big question!
from shotsofvodka :
my guidelines for dating in general is a broad topic, but I could narrow it down to a few important rules. one is that dating a boy you don't think you'll actually form a meaningful relationship with is still okay if you're having fun and if you don't let him get much more invested in it than you are. another is to hold off on sex for at least 2 months--but I've broken that one before. oh, girls asking guys out is acceptable but then again I always think if he really wanted me and didn't have the balls to go for it, he can forget it...yet another is that if a boy doesn't treat his girl like a princess, he's not worth her time. and cheating is not forgettable, so generally I'd say that should be a dealbreaker (I've broken this one once too. won't happen again though.) there are more, but I could go on and on. as far as dateable boys...they treat their lady like a princess, they don't push sex when the girl has said no, they defend her when someone's talking shit, they are attractive (although for less attractive women, this one might be excusable), they are at least decent with their money and preferably not in debt and definitely have a job, they are either working towards or already possess some kind of evidence of further education beyond high school...and truly awesome guys are ambitious but laid-back, funny yet rational and logical when it's necessary, and are not afraid to tell you what they truly think even if it's not what you want to hear. again, there are more...but I could go on and on about dream boys. :)
from shotsofvodka :
what kind of dating guidelines do you mean? like, guidelines for what guys are dateable, or more like rules of dating in general?
from cached :
I would love to have sex to Stars...they're such a great band, would it be too ironic to say I want to have sex with "Your Ex-Lover is Dead" playing? It's not so much the lyrics, the concept that would appeal to me (though that does in other circumstances it does), but the sound itself. They're such an awesome band. I'm glad you like them.
from writergrrl88 :
I don't recommend a Mac -- I don't care for them and find them counterintuitive. I'll be in New Orleans in a week and a half. Could you please recommend bars or restaurants on Canal Street? I'd be so appreciative!
from karaokekatey :
Oh no! Don't get a Mac! I don't have the space or the time to list all the reasons why you shouldn't get one. HP and Sony have some pretty nice notebooks if you are ever looking for something different. I do all my work on a Toshiba Portege R500 slimline. It may not be as pretty as MacBook air, but it definitely has more features. On second thought, however, a Mac might be perfect for you. But for a computer girl like myself, there's no way in hell. If I came to campus with one I would probably get beaten up in the parking lot by my entire department. Good sex music: Jose Gonzalez and Matthew Ryan. Never Jon Mayer.
from karaokekatey :
thanks. I probably won't want to come back though. It's too bad that I've lost most of the French I've learned. I don't know how much I can get back in two months. But I'm going to give it a shot. Guess what? Somebody hit my new ride last night while I was playing at the bar. The driver side is completely fucked up. Don't know who did it either. Nice, huh?
from bethshort :
Thank you for the compliments. I will e-mail soon. I remember you saying once you wished you knew how to post pictures on d-land-- use this tag <img src ="url of your pic">, I just found that out today after weeks of beating my head against the wall. Hope you are well.
from tofalldivine :
Time has been a precious thing these days. I have three jobs and I am a student as well. It is a struggle to stay awake sometimes, let alone to write. The time I'm awake I usually spend on my boyfriend and the time I should spend sleeping is instead spent shivering in his bed. His house is not warm at night and he is not cuddly. I only sleep well if I am going to be soaked with sweat apparently. Who knew? What's new for you?
from tofalldivine :
Whatever do you mean?
from bethshort :
absinthe with sugar substitute packages? That's indefensible. I'd have laughed too. I found this poem today and thought I'd share it, it made me happy today. I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair. Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets. Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps. I hunger for your sleek laugh, your hands the color of a savage harvest, hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails, I want to eat your skin like a whole almond. I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body, the sovereign nose of your arrogant face, I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes, and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight, hunting for you, for your hot heart, like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue. --Pablo Neruda
from sephiragrace :
hello hello! how are we? "evening in paris" isn't that a name of a perfume or am i thinking of something totally off? but hooray for evenings in paris and bottled wine!!!
from swallowthkey :
all i have is the mystery of my backstory; my memories are never clear enough to relate the rest. i'm made up of impressions, the ghost of things felt before, nothing concrete. i don't know how to tell my story in terms of dialogue. oh and as for the music that haunts me, lately i'm stuck with damien rice, joshua radin and holly brook.
from sumi37 :
Tennants as a beer to go with almost anything in Scotland - Fraoch for moments that transcend (ok - I had a bit of Fraoch before I first saw Martyn Bennett live - which was oh so definitely a musical epiphany...). As for the Witchery - I had a lovely soup 'au pistou' and a local smoked fish. Oh - and champagne - champagne for lunch, something I never would have thought of before and will always consider from now on.
from gia-carangi :
Christopher St. Pier. It got a makeover that I never saw in the daylight. Every street has a memory which is weird. It shows that I'm getting kind of old.
from shotsofvodka :
I just discovered notes! in response to your most recent to me, which asks what I consider cute (and I'm assuming you mean cute boys): a cute boy is attractive but not necessarily hot (which I would define as VERY attractive and most likely dateable as far as looks go). a cute boy isn't necessarily one I would date, though.
from o-twinkle-o :
i peeked in on you today. *hugs.*
from writergrrl88 :
I read you from my G1 (called River, referencing <<Firefly>>). I think of how I'll know someone in New Orleans when I visit, though I know we won't meet. I'll be flying alone and presenting at an academic conference. But, yes, you are still enthusiastically read by at least one. (As for music, the album <<Superfriends>> by SweetWater, though trite, always makes me smile and remember Lost Youth.)
from bethshort :
i will try to write an entry soon in response to that, it's an intriguing question. Mum is wonderful---check out "Asleep on a train" and "We have a map of the piano".
from bethshort :
places i've gone and will likely never go again, ghosts of people i've been or could have been had i just stepped outside myself.
from bethshort :
"Cross Bones Style" is one of my favorite Cat Power songs. You should track down "Shaking Paper" and "Baby Doll" as well. I researched mono no aware a couple of days ago, I never knew there was a term for that particular quality, that dreamlike style in some of my favorite books.
from swallowthkey :
i don't know how to respond to that as i'm not entirely sure what music you mean. do you mean the music that haunts me, the music other people put out into the world, or the music of thoughts that weave themselves together in my cluttered mind?
from karaokekatey :
It's always better to be safe than sorry and I have a terrible track record when it comes to birth control. I don't think it likes me very much.
from karaokekatey :
"Black Sun" was heartbreaking, but full of very memorable characters, in particularly, Art.
from karaokekatey :
Alas, my fellowship does not pay *that* well. As I mentioned to someone already, the Benz was made possible by SO's "career accomplishments." Maybe someday I can afford to buy him a fully restored 1967 Shelby GT he's been drooling over for years
from karaokekatey :
I read Edward Abbey's "Black Sun" but I was so very disheartened by the ending. Did she just pack up and vanish out of his life or is she somewhere at the bottom of the canyon?
from zenev-izel :
I agree. Nothing compares to the feeling of being sucked into anyone else's world. :)
from atwowaydream :
as a lesbian, to a male who could write his way into any lesbian fantasy, I give you props for skill. Sadly, not for gender. ;)
from zoela :
i have a drawer of takee-outee menus too. :)
from imaginarysun :
is it springtime? there really isn't a true demarcation of seasons here.. the weather here simply alternates on a seemingly unpredictable pattern of cold and not cold, and hot and not hot. Or, perhaps I am so entrenched in things that I hadn't noticed....
from imaginarysun :
just concerned, is all. :)
from imaginarysun :
how is your eye doing?
from tofalldivine :
If you call the wet mess outside my door spring then yes. How have you been?
from variables :
I do not have entries. You see? The film was... well, in simple terms, it was stupid. And I was just wondering -- what's the point of ordering skim chai latte when you're going to eat a muffin? Muffins usually contain around 400 calories, and that's nearly half of what an average-sized girl should consume in a day. Not to mention the fat -- usually around 50% of what's allowed in a 2,000-calorie diet. 2,000! Ordering chai lattes skim only cuts out about 100 calories. Not much help if you're eating "bad" foods. Also, I've no experience with SoulSeek, but I do use FrostWire. You just open the search, select the type of media you want, and type in the name. Then, you open the folder to which it downloaded (usually documents-->music) and drag them into your Library. Don't delete them afterward, or else they won't have a source. Unfortunately, you often have to fix the titles because they are sometimes misformatted. FrostWire is good about detecting corruptions, too, but still run your anti-malware, etc. And if you do download it, make sure you uncheck everything under "I want to share" during the initial setup. Take stuff from other people, but don't give anyone any files. There are probably typos here, but this message is so long, I'm not going to edit. Just remember that I /am/ literate!
from variables :
Also, I found "Garden State" to be a terrible movie. Mundane, trite, cliche -- all those things, with no real plot or meaning. A real disservice to the Indie film label. The only thing worth seeing was Natalie Portman's role as a somewhat compulsive liar. I despise Zach Braff. Of course, you'll have to form your own opinion.
from variables :
I am myself and nothing more. I happened upon you by chance. But you can certainly leave me notes -- just type in my username in the URL on your notes page, where it would normally read "raven72d". Right there at the end. I have no use for a diary, and I whoever wants to contact me will find a way.
from variables :
Oh, no! One mustn't ever dispose of a poem simply for the time in which it was written -- it's practically sacrilege.
from sumi37 :
such a perfect post for this Ash Wednesday - on this, the last day of the International Polar Year...
from dovesanddust :
I am feeling better, thank you. And I will be sure to ask questions if I have them. (: At school I don't get much time to read through people's diaries, more than a couple entries now and then. Most of my free time is spent with my on-campus friends. So, I hope you won't feel sad if I am not in touch often ... I just can't keep up with everyone, but your writing is wonderful.
from atwowaydream :
"Atlantic" --utterly beautiful entry.
from dovesanddust :
Yes, it's very sweet. I'm wondering who is sending these notes.
from swallowthkey :
I have been full of bottle-rockets and the ashes of smoking matches: things that burn, ignite and explode. How have you been?
from dovesanddust :
You should read them if you ever get the chance. They are a perfect blend of love, duty, courage, fear, trials, war, and, best of all, magic. (:
from sumi37 :
I pack black, gray, and brown. Two pairs of shoes if i have the luxury - otherwise one - and they are black flats. There must be silk long underwear if in high northern latitudes in winter - as well as a balaclava. There must be a computer (netbooks now work splendidly) a converter kit and some chargers for camera, phone (Blackberry 8830) and iPod. Yachting stores have underclothing that dries nearly instantly - excellent for washing out in a hotel room). less is more. Far, far less.
from symmetries :
well, the obvious joke is that any student of post-structuralism would be able to identify the problematics in that sentiment immediately, yet there is no shortage of english department boys who continue to strut about as though they are the sole and rightful heirs to the paris school. i didn't know you were a professor. i certainly hope none of mine have referred to women in their classes as "co-eds."
from dovesanddust :
Thank you. I like the tone of your diary. Your writing is beautiful.
from zoela :
Lehrer. Neat person. Hope you're having a good day.
from fifidellabon :
oui, ouais = yes, yeah How are you doing? Hanging in there? /Fifi
from shoot-down :
thankyou. i feel in tune with myself here, always. like i say exactly how i feel, short and sweet and to the point. and it's just my thoughts. i should really keep it up, i'm falling behind
from pondlife :
The scenario you began for urban isolation, it has appeal. You should finish the playlist and the scenes, put it up on last.FM. I'm sorry Saint Valentine's day passed in silence. It's a crap holiday anyway.
from variables :
Well, happy Valentine's Day. And do listen to Royksopp's "Only This Moment".
from karaokekatey :
fifteen years? *shudder*. With my masters and PhD, I will have about 7 years invested.
from zoela :
...pick you up on my way to brazil.
from sumi37 :
Paste is a music/film magazine that just doesn't care. They review and write about what *they* like and it doesn't matter who likes it or doesn't. For that I love them. Geek is like Wired, only more true to their readers' high-school selves.
from famelicose :
you should subscribe to astronomy magazine. i have some old (but recent) copies that I could send you if you're interested.
from sumi37 :
Lists...lists... Wired Paste Geek Civil War Times Gourmet Vegetarian Times (even though I'm not) Real Simple Parents and in-laws have given me: Martha Stewart Living Southern Living Taste of Home And I write for an APA - Frank's APA - which is a music zine....so I guess you could call that a subscription... I don't subscribe to The Economist - mainly because one of my volunteers usually brings his in for me once he's read it. And I miss the Sunday NY Times ritual. I really should begin that again....
from bethshort :
I remember being about five or six years old, doing some sort of craft with shaving cream & a plastic easel, as I was running to wash off my hands I thought, "What will I be like when I'm 25?" And I pictured myself with a Siamese cat and shelves full of books in an NYC high rise building. I almost had what I wanted once. I know how it feels to hate the place you are in and resent it. Drinking helps. I just tried an irish car bomb last night and was pleasantly surprised. Good music & books also keep the wolves at bay.
from sky-rocket :
PS no barb
from bethshort :
thank you for the compliments. You have wonderful taste in music. I love to write listening to my bloody valentine.
from l-alle :
shes right about the 'aeroplane' mix.
from sumi37 :
I have to love dancing to any song that finds a rhyme for 'parthenogenesis...' :)
from swallowthkey :
thank you very much :)
from southeast :
southeast/hug (if i didn't already resend the password) best.
from karaokekatey :
Jess sounds like the perfect girl: shoegaze and indie...reminds me of my past. All of my best in Year Nine
from bethshort :
Have a lovely year!
from zoela :
it's going to be a very good year.
from sky-rocket :
while thrift shopping this evening i conversed with an older man about a bundt pan he knew nothing about. ten minutes passed, and he seemed to hurry to fall in line behind me at the purchase counter, and even while another register opened and a clerk declared, "next in line!" he waited. i thought of you.
from ollia :
I do love that song. I sang it for Josef with all the lights out, and I still play it on repeat when it's late. On a rare occasion, you might catch it drifting from the shower in the early morning.
from bethshort :
I'd love to go to a Latin mass. & be somewhere warm for the holiday.
from fifidellabon :
Happy Christmas, dear Ravers! XOFifi
from sephiragrace :
2008 can be a year to remember and 2009 can hopefully be a year to look forward to.
from l-alle :
re:: laura palmer - im not surprised.
from karaokekatey :
Yeah...christening of the office! I am jealous :)
from sephiragrace :
im getting my cards today and they should be in the mail tommorow. have fun ;)
from ollia :
Mime school? How about a quick brief? And "him" is Glen, and he's getting sent to Texas because his parents can't handle his antics. Hope everything is going well with you!
from fifidellabon :
Aw, Ravers, I'm so happy for you! xoFifi
from zoela :
Likewise! I've been thirsty for fresh blood to read and I'm already looking forward to following your tale. Thank you.
from aetherface :
Yes. It's new -- there are certain things that I don't feel I can share with everyone at the other diary. But you're welcome here, of course.
from ollia :
Oh, shit. That's not an error I would typically make -- thanks for catching my stupid mistakes!
from symmetries :
hi, thank you.
from l-alle :
these days, it seems that a lot of people do.
from l-alle :
i watched a walkthru of the creation museum and died. its upsetting to me that people insist on taking such a literal interpretation when the geologic record patently indicates that its just not possible! its also upsetting to find out how little people know/care to know about the world around them, and how willing they are to accept whatever was first spooned into their ears as Fact. [shakes head] maybe i care too much. [regarding last.fm- i feel so old, but i stopped using that eons ago. i dont know why. but, i make mixes fairly regularly that i post links to. perhaps its time for another.]
from sephiragrace :
hooray!
from l-alle :
'I have the oddest and unexpected urge to hear Cocteau Twins again.' this made me squeal and squirm! i have rediscovered how much i love them, lately.
from sephiragrace :
a christmas card is in order, soon.
from sumi37 :
I shall....I shall.... Oh - and the porn name here is (perhaps sadly, perhaps brilliantly) Burford Brewer.
from karaokekatey :
Well, $155K is a high end figure but its good to know the potential is there. Winter coats are important! If you were here I would show you the correct way to tie a scarf :)
from karaokekatey :
porn star name: Toby Townsend alter ego/fictitious name on old fake ID: Maren Ramsey
from l-alle :
science misses you, too. ;]
from karaokekatey :
I believe the law here is the same. But I've heard some pretty incredible tales along the lines of men being forced to pay support for children that aren't theirs.
from l-alle :
thank you
from ollia :
Oh, I wouldn't bother too much about this business of the "ho." Of course, considering my current position, I suppose that's a little biased. On another note, I'd like to share with you the little bit of info I found on Master Leonard: "Leonard has been known to take other forms, and there is some connection to the legend of the werewolf; he has been known to appear as a handsome soldier, a favorite of many demons. In this form he will seduce a young lady and take her to the wilderness where he will lay with her and ejaculate cold semen. Any child resulting from this union will be stillborn, an offering for sin, again echoing loosely the story of Aaron." Well, there you go. My uncle is Master Leonard, and sometime soon, he's going to carry me into the woods behind his house and screw my brains out.
from karaokekatey :
never fear of dismissal from this ho. You are by far way too much fun. And besides you always make for a great story.
from karaokekatey :
many men would dispute your dispute against bros before hoes. I agree with you anyway. Beautiful girls before any "bros"
from karaokekatey :
I would have to agree. scrobbling is important and I do very much enjoy Max Richter
from ollia :
I'm not much of a singer, but I can get the job done, if you really want.
from ollia :
Just another boy. I don't think I can ever date another boy, though. I really don't -- but of course, you already knew that. :)
from ollia :
I will -- I promise.
from karaokekatey :
The show was...amazing. If I could, I would forget this PhD thing and join a band. Being on stage is better than any drug...I wish you could have been there. I hope you had a fantastic birthday. We WILL talk soon. I promise
from ollia :
I will have a listen. And for the record, I'd buy you a drink on your birthday if I were around.
from writergrrl88 :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! (I friended you on LJ ... I'm Writergrrl88 there as well.)
from misfitstray :
Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum Geburtstag!!!! Alles, alles Liebe und Glueck der Welt fuer dich! Ich hoffe, dass du jemanden findest, der dich in den Schlaf singt. Ich wuerde es ja gerne tun, aber ich denke nach den ersten drei Toenen wuerdest du wieder auflegen ;) Ganz, ganz liebe Gruesse! R.
from writergrrl88 :
I'm mostly on LJ now (I haven't updated DL in years). Do you have an account there?
from writergrrl88 :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I wish I was still one of your favorites.
from l-alle :
as far as i know, the big 'to-do' was that they found a hyoid bone associated with a neanderthal skeleton which is almost identical to the one found in anatomically modern humans- which means that its entirely possible for them to have had speech. [but since the hyoid is an unarticulated bone- its impossible for us to know its position on the larynx, so its all speculation...]
from ollia :
Oh, you know. Just the usual Catholic robe and sash. Just.
from karaokekatey :
oh, thanksgiving dinner is ruined for me this year :)
from karaokekatey :
hehe...tastes like thanksgiving dinner. Now *there* is an image
from sun-dials :
Mmyes, I must agree:) And Berlin was a brilliant band!
from karaokekatey :
I wish I could use a rolled-up newspaper on a lot of people!
from karaokekatey :
Oh, I meant nothing against history in that entry. I find history especially fascinating. I use History of Long Dead languages as an example because I was suddenly reminded of a conversation I once had with a girl who studied an obscure foreign language. I remember her telling me as a matter-of-fact that my field was as dull and as uninteresting as I was. So, please do not think ill will of me.
from misfitstray :
Thanks :-)
from ollia :
Nothing would matter, you know, if we were ghosts. We could be anything, anywhere, or no place at all.
from ollia :
I can't think of a better way to recycle a newspaper.
from misfitstray :
How good is your german?
from ollia :
And I think everyone will agree -- it's one of the better promises you'll have ever made.
from misfitstray :
you should try rock climbing. It's very demanding but it makes your body feel purer, you are more aware of it and of course it's addictive. :-)
from misfitstray :
intense, very intense!
from karaokekatey :
Well, of course I am majorly hot but reassurance is always appreciated.
from sephiragrace :
i was down last week due to a # of things but things are looking up so far. thanks. :)
from bi-pet :
i'll put in my little memory/nostalgia folder under the rubric "experience", i think..
from misfitstray :
outer cirumstances are described and easy. Everything which made me grow inside isn't that easy to describe. It has to do with love of course and death and forgiving and tons of understanding
from misfitstray :
oh, I always thought I'm quite normal, somehow boring... What do you want to know?
from misfitstray :
"running films in my head long before the real event..." that's what happens to me all the time. But reality just don't always stick to the script I made in my head *sigh* Btw., you are so very welcome!
from ollia :
Oh, I have. I read a paragraph and just couldn't resist.
from ollia :
I'm so excited for you! I'm just melting, you know (but of course, I'll pretend to be very, very jealous).
from karaokekatey :
yeah, all those admirers are nothing but trouble. I am proud to be able to "Just Say No."
from writergrrl88 :
Thank you for being part of the solution! I voted Blue as well -- my first presidential election (despite having been eligible the last two). I was so pleased to see the election went well -- and I have to say, McCain's concession speech was the best part of his campaign.
from ollia :
Hear, hear!
from ollia :
You're a little bit sentimental, too, aren't you?
from ollia :
Thanks! I actually brought myself to draw in it yesterday. I'm excited for SCAD -- I'll be leaving at nine in the morning. How was the party? And Jess? Is her foot feeling better?
from ollia :
Well, BitTorrent is just another P2P sharing protocol, so it's probably not much different than LimeWire or Ares. I use Ares, as do several of my friends, and as long as we keep our computers virus- and spyware- swept, we never have problems. I don't use it frequently, but if you're looking for a hard-to-find album, it's great. And depending on the amount of people downloading the file you're trying to get, it's relatively quick.
from ollia :
Oh, and have fun at your party. :) I don't have to tell you that, I know -- just some well-wishing before you leave.
from ollia :
Of course you do! It was just that Billy Corgan is, to me, sort of a representative for all the older men of the world, even if he isn't quite a real person. It's unfair to say that a man is "uncool" because he would spend time with a sixteen- or seventeen-year-old.
from writergrrl88 :
Congratulations on your well-deserved happiness and adventures!!!
from ollia :
Thank you -- I will. I do keep the wrapper on mine for a time, but I like to buy coverings for the journals (I save the wrapper in the little pocket on the back). Most recently: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=11315511
from ollia :
Thank you -- I'll remember that. I don't have nightmares frequently, but when I do, they're terrible.
from ollia :
I love Moleskines, as well -- it's a sad obsession, really. Whenever I get a new one, I always want to scrawl in it right away, but I never can. It's like... I have to have a little sacred acquaintance period before I ever put anything in it.
from agirlinjuly :
hey its been a long long time, idk if you still want it my password is swordfish..... my diary is wrecked...and i'm just having some moments of reminiscing so i wont be starting up again but if you want to look back feel free hope you are happy and well agirlinjuly
from revisions :
*titled*
from revisions :
well it was a big learning curve considering that i devoted most of my study to ancient greek. the piece is title the book of steps. time's running out on my degree so i need to get back to work one of these days...
from revisions :
systematic theology. i was writing about a 4th century syriac text but haven't finished yet. i ran out of steam about a year ago.
from bi-pet :
age difference that is.. was.. maybe..
from revisions :
therapy of desire - master's program. martha nussbaum and sarah coakley changed everything for me that year.
from shotvodka :
I'm sorry it's been so long. How are you doing?
from ollia :
The goblins... well, I blame that on David Bowie entirely.
from ollia :
I'd very much like to watch the movie and discuss it with you. And about the wife thing -- I must look like someone who should be married to an older man (or maybe I just look wifely in general), because I've been asked that on various occasions. Once was at a funeral, and the man in question happened to be my stepmother's older brother, which was... awkward, in a way.
from ollia :
"Atonement" tore me apart.
from karaokekatey :
I am envious of your decision...sending your resume to Maastricht. I had an opportunity to work with a very brilliant scientist in Rotterdam. I turned it down of course on account of familial matters. I do very much hope that everything works out the way you want.
from gia-carangi :
When I was working in a bookstore, I told one of my co workers about the problems I was having with Limewire and she told me to download Ares. I've been using it ever since. The downloads are even a bit quicker than Limewire.
from ollia :
I love war/romance movies -- I think I'll go get it tonight.
from revisions :
je ne sais pas. malheursement qu'est le problme. well done for having read nussbaum, by the way. she's definitely a favorite of mine.
from ollia :
Wow! I'm impressed. You know, I don't think it's a gender thing, though. Sometimes there are just things that you have to do to make yourself happy.
from girl101 :
research so far; full memo, closed (given cases) -regarding an ohio dram shop statute & liability for liquor permit holders, regarding 3rd party off premise tort claims. significant discussion of noticeable intoxication, actual knowledge, & proximate cause. full memo, open (all research by us)- regarding an oklahoma defamation statute & potential cause of action for university student accused of cheating in an e-mail sent to 30 of her classmates. libel; publication, actual malice, privelege . . . e.g. ;) xx
from ollia :
Well, I'm very happy to hear that you'll be voting Blue. Although I do respect her, Palin has about as much experience with foreign policy as... well, as I do. And I don't buy the mother thing; being a mother is not a reason to ask for votes.
from misfitstray :
I love Zero 7 too :), Maybe you could try Jam & Spoon (Triptomatic fairytale) too. That's nice music as well and Cornelius Claudio Kreusch with the album "life is beautiful"
from revisions :
eh nothing's gone wrong. i just still haven't found what i'm looking for...
from boyecho :
ohhhhhhh... i'm in the process. always. [such a cop-out, i know]
from gia-carangi :
Thank you =) I read your recent entry about Limewire. You should use Ares. I've never had a problem with it.
from inimitable :
oh, there is nothing new. just feeling..protective. un:inimitable pw:weareinthistogether
from karaokekatey :
Then, of course, I would disable any securities measures just for you
from trainyard :
i'm happy for you hedgehog..
from boyecho :
i really enjoy reading of your adventures.
from karaokekatey :
poems are always welcome.
from karaokekatey :
i find your "bad things" questionnaire quite interesting. My list of bad deeds is quite long but I might have some time to answer some of the questions.
from karaokekatey :
I do not smoke...anymore. But my brand of choice then was the boring standard around here marlboro light 100s.
from karaokekatey :
I got the university to dig "Until the Sun Falls" out of storage for me. It should be ready tomorrow. I am looking forward to some Mongol reading :)
from fifidellabon :
Well, I can tell you that Kent still is gorgeous, in fact both Northern corners are still quite nice. And the Sleeping Giant park really hasn't changed much from when I am guessing that you were in NH. All along the shore like Branford, Guilford and Madison are still nice but a bit ChiCHi I am told, as compared to Way Back When. XOFifi
from karaokekatey :
I will have to track down the book. and I suppose I'll keep ya around for a little while longer :)
from karaokekatey :
Mongolian history...you're a jack of all trades. Why couldn't we have known each other 6 years ago.
from tofalldivine :
In the related instance, I was no such Lola. My natural childlike naivety appealed to the old man and I had no idea. A meeting in his office nearly left my honor besmirched before I narrowly escaped. My boyfriend saw it coming but sadly, I did not. I think I will stick with a 4 year difference instead of a 40 year one. I don't deal well with sexual predators.
from karaokekatey :
The game? Unthinkable & depressing. 5 1/2 out of 7 isn't too shabby. I've decided it would be pretty difficult for most to obtain 7/7 without having some major character flaw that cancels everything else out.
from karaokekatey :
I know...Vancouver. Who woulda thunk it?? :)
from karaokekatey :
Your last entry made me sigh...the Outer Banks. A very lovely and perfect destination. How I do wish it were closer.
from karaokekatey :
neko case...a very good choice. Hold On, Hold On is my favorite song of hers.My favorite line..."In the end I was the mean girl or somebody's in between girl" I always love to read about what you're listening to because so much of the time, it is what I am listening to as well. Maybe I need to look you up on last.fm Take care ♥
from gia-carangi :
the beauty of last.fm is that i am reminded of great bands like the stranglers. i'm glad i found you on last.fm too =)
from tofalldivine :
givenasoul/silk
from evasively :
i am surprisingly wonderful =] how about yourself?
from aeka :
Remember that book you sent me: A Sport and A Pastime? There was that wonderful line Dean's friend said when he met his friend's younger lover: "I was starting high school and masturbating when she was born".
from aeka :
I think what the female voice is saying is: "Silly American, we're Russian, and it is against our nature to make things practical and convenient--that includes schedules, information, and communication!"
from bombasine :
it's not a particularly impressive repair. the problem is, in honda civics, the exhaust manifold and the catalytic converter are just one part, so if the manifold cracks, it is very expensive to replace. it's easy to patch yourself, though - just groove out the crack with a tungsten carbide bit and fill it in with thermosteel.
from ollia :
Thank you, and I'm sorry. I'm just so moody, sometimes, and I'm not really sure where I want to go with this. I'm not sure who I want to read it. So, please be patient with me. :)
from revisions :
thank you. perhaps they'll be more now that the whole uganda saga has ended. :)
from greenteacup :
I can't wait to watch Burn After Reading, I think it comes out next month here. I'm glad you think it's good and everything. xxx
from sephiragrace :
thank you very very 'vur much!
from and-darling :
Well, I'm not too sure how to explain it. I love the way they look, and how gentle they are... At the same time, though, I don't think I could ever make a move. Unlike men, women are hard to understand and read sexually... Despite the fact that I am one, I feel much more comfortable leading a man on. I don't know. There's this girl at my work who had a small growing infactuation with me. At the same time it makes me want to do things with her, but at the same time I'd like to settle down. Plus, we're both preoccupied with significant others (both men). Temptation is a fucked up thing.
from karaokekatey :
Lost in Translation is also a fav of mine. i may have to dig it out later.
from sephiragrace :
i loved the last entry. and the yeah yeah yeah's are amazing. I would love to see them live.
from writergrrl88 :
My favorite airport is Syracuse (Hancock International). It's small enough to navigate quickly, has fabulous car-rental services, and a lovely little bar past security where you can get a copy of Maxim along with a tasty red wine. Whenever I'm in Syracuse, I always feel like jetting off elsewhere and never returning to the Midwest -- it's so lovely there, so other-worldly.
from karaokekatey :
Galveston was lovely. Very disappointing to have to come home to 40 degree weather. It was 45 fucking degrees this morning! I should not leave the state anymore, at least to warmer climates anyway. It is such a letdown when I have to come home to this :(
from ollia :
Thanks. My father put it up to scare the rodents out of our field (which is pointless, because there's nothing in it). He told me it was real, and for a whole afternoon, I believed him.
from writergrrl88 :
When flying (unless expressly for business I must conduct immediately after landing), I usually put the laptop and other carry-on necessities (iPod, books, etc.) into a messenger bag with some vague pop-culture reference. I learned during one of my last trips that a bio-hazard symbol does not go over well during the stowage of carry-on luggage.
from bloodyscars :
i have been awake all morning, reading your entries and soaking up your words. i've missed you.
from ollia :
I think I'm here to stay. Even if my posts aren't genius, or any better than anyone else's, I need them. Even if no one ever sees them, I feel like I need to post several times per day. It might be better if no one ever sees them. And I will keep reading you. I saw in some entry that your readers are leaving, for various reasons (the majority of which, I thought were at least a little silly). But even if our opinions differ, I will try to keep looking forward. There is absolutely no sense in complaining.
from ollia :
Actually, I've been reading more and more of your archives. You're pretty interesting, you know.
from ollia :
Which Aug. 29? And do you mean that? I don't intend to be pushy, but I do wonder.
from ollia :
Thanks. I'm kind of an entry-adding fiend.
from gia-carangi :
i sacrificed my cashmere capelet for my hamster's medicine. His name is Collie. When the vet showed me the estimate, i started to feel woozy. Then i told him he had to trim the bill down A LOT.
from ollia :
You're pretty... brilliant.
from incog-notion :
thanks for the note, stranger. i've been hanging out at linda.curious-notions.net
from silentletter :
thank you for the sweet compliment! twice even! I'm completely flattered. my writing has changed since I began both this and LJ and it feels good to know that someone out there still likes what I have to say, even if it is less poetic now than before, sometimes.
from girlkisses :
I have had a lover with a bald spot and lovers with receding hairlines. And I was no less enthralled with them because of hair. I know many males that are my age and older who are rapidly losing their hair because of genetics. It means nothing. I'd rather have a man who knows how to make me feel good than one with a full head of hair.
from and-darling :
Emily Hanes, lead singer of Metric, has lost her ability to perform--sadly. I've gone to three of Metric's concerts and she's gotten progressively worse... I don't think there's the same passion for the band. If you like her voice, though, she has a side project of sorts "Emily Hanes and the Soft Skeletons". I think it might be her new direction.
from inkfruit :
Oh, I feel so vastly unintelligent and uncultured sometimes, when I read your entries. I need to go listen to all of the music you're writing about. Also, don't you name your vehicles and gadgets? Or at least, just your vehicles?
from and-darling :
I'd just like to let you know (again), that you're extremely intelligent, and intelligent men are just as capable of getting women as rich, young, and "handsome" men. The idea of attractiveness far exceeds that of appearance-- which also encompasses sexual attraction. If you were to use your intelligence as a pick-up for lovely lithe women on your adventures, I'd guarantee you'd have more of them carrying toothbrushes to and fro your apartment. You just need the confidence to pursue what you'd like.
from and-darling :
But of course. I'm always prepared for anything.
from and-darling :
I think all a woman really needs on a list of the morning after and such would be her makeup bag and a toothbrush. My purse will always have a small container of perfume, my contact case, eyeliner, lip gloss, and a toothbrush. Nothing quite like getting up in the morning and hopping into a car in the same black dress that got you into trouble the previous night.
from inkfruit :
I tried to mail you from Myrtle Beach, but I couldn't find a post office. I wrote on a very lovely set of cards, and put two stamps on because I was afraid the letter was too heavy, and never got the chance to mail it. I missed reading you, especially since the weather wasn't what I'd hoped, there was nothing to do all day, and I came back with lots of freckles, and no tan, and no exciting stories to tell. Well, anyway. Consider this the Great Big Hug of zeros and ones. You'll get your letter at some point.
from inkfruit :
If you mean playlists with the actual songs, then yes, you can, but in doing so, you will remove the actual playlist from your own library. Ho-hum.
from shoot-down :
her name is crystle, and she's actually been a very close friend of mine for years.
from inkfruit :
You're on my quilt, now.
from inkfruit :
I have to say -- the excerpts you posted were disheartening. I don't have a List, nor do I know anyone who does, but just the thought of people having Lists, and comparing them, made me sad.
from inkfruit :
No worries. I enjoy reading -- if I didn't, I would stop. And, of course you can be a patch. Also, thanks.
from inkfruit :
Well, I certainly am reading! Quietly, but I am reading. I have little experience with the things you write about, that's all. I can't really comment about something I've never done myself, or known other people to do. But I'm listening.
from trainyard :
well... i'm pretty bad with accessing my e-mail account but it's blue-hour@web.de. give it a shot and i'll might respond..
from writergrrl88 :
If you've not watched it already, I recommend the film version of "Prozac Nation" -- though the book is far better, the film is visually appealing in a way I think might provide much-needed distraction for you right now.
from girl101 :
thank you.. i feel like with all the traveling i've time-traveled through summer. i'm having fun exploring my new city :) how are you?
from inkfruit :
Historian, hmm? That sounds like a rather... enlightening career path. Anyway, I'm very glad that I'm reading you, too. You write so incredibly well, but also, I miss the way DiaryLand used to be, when users would write in great length, and with greater frequency. And thank you.
from trainyard :
foucault.. i haven't read all that much by him but what i've read i liked. he makes me thin and think and re-think and realise and so forth -
from inkfruit :
Oh, and here, I thought I was reading your diary in the stealthiest manner possible -- how did you find me? But yes. Lord Henry Wotton. Everything of yours that I have read reminds me so much of him, influences me the way he influenced Dorian. I'm not sure how I feel about that yet, but I'm glad you don't plan on leaving soon.
from dragprincess :
found birth records for her siblings. last name is stephens? jesus, i sound like a total psycho stalker.
from venusianfire :
re: girls who say "oh you're so smart....which means not fuckable"...not worth your time. Intelligence gets me off everytime. I could never fuck a himbo. and there are a lot of girls out there just like me in that regaurd....
from shoot-down :
quiet interesting. how about yours? i should call you soon.
from karaokekatey :
i sent you an email last night to your diaryland address? did you get it or was I lost in some sort of filter ;) Just checking. I look forward to correspondence.
from fidelitykill :
Your second note made me smile. It's good to know that I live on a planet that still contains grammar-and-spelling-conscious human beings.
from fidelitykill :
I only meant that, just because a girl hasn't asked you for hotel sex, it doesn't mean that she doesn't value you. But I suppose people measure their value in different ways.
from fidelitykill :
You know, I don't think that the amount of hotel sex you have determines your value.
from karaokekatey :
I'll send an email address.
from dragprincess :
Heard from Ice Cream Creatures! Message was: Subject: RE: Mcearstix she's pretty much abandoned everyone. No idea. Hmmm...looks like we need to keep playing Nancy Drew.
from karaokekatey :
I have a fear of publishing my thesis, too. Of course it is far from completion, but I share your fears of mockery and derision and being labeled a Rube. I was raised in Iowa. Corn jokes or potato jokes (for those morons who confuse Iowa for Idaho) get old, believe me. I would much rather admit I was from Louisiana. I am constantly trying to measure up/compete with younger, far smarter colleagues. Fear of rejection sucks. As far as sex is concerned, all the advice I have to give is just take a deep breath and go for it. Having a lot of money and a kick-ass physique is an added plus, but personally, I am much more attracted to man who can compete with me intellectually, who has a J.O.B., someone who will make me laugh, doesnt expect to look like a supermodel in the morning, likes fine wine and generally is able to care for himself. If you dont mind my asking, what happened in law school that destroyed your self confidence?
from karaokekatey :
Well, to all those sex bloggers, talk show hosts, sex and the city characters that declare a man must be huge in order to please a woman, I say bullshit! Before meeting my ex-husband, I had a one nighter with an *extremely* well-endowed fella and honest to god I was scared. It was painful and I was forced to take ibuprofen just to get through the next day. Maybe if you've got very accommodating anatomy, large men are the way to go, but I certainly don't. When a man is pushing 8 or 9 inches, there aren't too many women out there who can accommodate that. Average is just fine with me. Personally, I would rather be able to walk the next day. Also, I don't believe that most women would only ever consider sleeping with a man unless he is ultra buff, wealthy, or an acrobat in bed. If they do, those women are shallow and probably not worth it anyway. And if she mocks him to her friends, she's a bitch and most definitely not worth the time. There are other pre-requisites that a man must meet in order for me to consider sleeping with them. That's my take on it anyway
from saudades :
Thanks for the good luck wishes. :)
from karaokekatey :
I don't think I ever corrupted any young boys in my younger years, rather I allowed myself to be corrupted by older men. And I wish I could have danced in questionable venues till dawn. In the midwest, questionable venues were mainly somebody's corn/soybean field. Kidding.
from karaokekatey :
Funny, my sister accused of being pretentious just a few weeks ago. We were picking out bridesmaids dresses for her wedding and while waiting for the other girls to stuff themselves into their taffeta nightmares I pulled out a book on the golden ratio. My sister said, "Why are you always so pretentious? Who reads a *math* book at a bridal boutique?" my mother shook her head sadly, probably equally embarrassed and thinking the same thing. But I think your statement was perfect. It's not because I want to impress anyone. It's because math is my world and it's what I do and what I have done for a very long time. They're just lucky I didn't pull out a big textbook on fourier transforms or fuzzy logic.
from sunstargirl :
*scratches head* is the password I gave you not working?
from sunstargirl :
what a totally random thing to list and share. I'm so down! I'll put my list up in my next update tomorrow.
from dearroberta :
most that know and love me would laugh at the idea of me being a delight. I am more of the impossibly brattish kind....
from dearroberta :
you get the "A" dear Hoggie....
from flamingbird :
thankyou for the reccomendations, I will be sure to look them up. I get more angular everyday. It's strange to watch my body go through this change. And yet I a completely enthralled by it. There is a third face....she too is in the venusian profile..... Musically, it depends on the type of sex I am having. I like loud angry music for fucking, for that angry as hell sex....and I like sensual music for love making. I don't know. It vairies with my mood. But it's certainly interesting to think about.
from karaokekatey :
I like the idea of "dr." too. I am going to start practicing writing my name with dr. in front so when the day comes I will be prepared. And yes, we must talk music sometime...
from flamingbird :
Dearest Hoggie, Bird is but the other side of the fire....both are me. (This is my softer side...though I am beginning fear there are no curves or softeness, just less angularity....) Nervous energy reading, currently I am reading My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead. I am a classicist at heart but will read almost anything with a decent reccomendation from anyone not Oprah....have been thinking a lot about your sex-music entry...wouldn't you music is sex? And that sex is music? Sex has a music all of it's own, it's fluid and sticky, an orchestra of bodily sounds, not always ones attributed to pleasantries, but the sucking, slapping sounds that make a sweet music all their own. Music is sex for your senses.
from o-twinkle-o :
ty so much for your notes and compliments!
from pondlife :
Black Tape For A Blue Girl, I'd completely forgotten them, thank you.
from karaokekatey :
I'd pretty much forgotten Unto Ashes until you mentioned them. I love them, esp. Empty Into White album. I listened to them quite frequently once upon a time. I will have to dig them out again. thank you. Your music lists have also reminded me of another group I listened to way back and need to rediscover - elysian fields. I do very much enjoy your music lists. I am always in search of dark, obscure, enchanting music to listen to on humid nights while sipping red wine
from sky-rocket :
sorry i haven't said hello lately.
from pondlife :
Flood I-Sisters of Mercy
from pondlife :
Different music for different lovers. And why am I reduced over night to a fascinating enigma? I so enjoyed being elegant, at least for one week.
from pondlife :
And sex music, clearly I have no original notions at all. I thought that was in my head only.
from pondlife :
'I looked over at ice and vodka dripping down an apartment wall and didn't know for a second what to tell her.' Every entry has at least one vignette that stands out for me, this struck a familiar chord.
from baneberry :
pretty : please (and please delete this)
from and-darling :
I remember this one night after a full trip on Psilocybin... I stood on my Will's balcony naked and smoked one of those strawberry cigarellos while watching the trees finsih their last little show. Three in the morning. I find that after the drug, I feel most comfortable with my body. Don't think I could ever skinny dip where someone could see me.
from fifidellabon :
You're a very sweet man...xoFifi
from venusianfire :
oh but of course dear Hoggie you would be more partial to the desert-scape....but I haunt with far more finesse than I apparate...
from venusianfire :
dear Hoggie! Your request has been fulfilled.
from trainyard :
what age classifies girl?
from trainyard :
i wonder how many girls ever whispered that into their partners ear...
from locony :
Thank you very much.
from dragprincess :
God, that's weird. But she was weird. In a very interesting way. I wonder if we could somehow track her down - would it be odd to ask the ICC on MySpace? My mom gave me "The School" to read by Barthelme when I was in high school (she's an English/journalism professor) and I've loved him ever since.
from dragprincess :
hey - did you ever find out what happened to christian at mcearstix? she was such an interesting writer and colorful soul.....
from and-darling :
I don't know... A lot of the women I find myself around are trouble makers; it'd just stress me out.
from pondlife :
You realise of course that the taboo lover resides in New Orleans. The weekend was rubbish, the house is empty except for myself until mid-week, so I'm rather lonely and sulking. There's a new girl, Dolly, dancing at the doors of the gulf.
from pondlife :
Only ghost mists, and Ferry's 'Your Painted Smile'
from and-darling :
How've you been, sir? I'm going to University come January for open studies... The idea of being invigorated mentally once again is exciting. No one around here can talk to me about books and poetry.
from karaokekatey :
I took a course on fractals and chaos a year ago and used a Mac to draw and analyze some fractals by a variety of methods. There are even tutorials on the web where you can create your own fractals. The mathematics aren't too terribly difficult and certainly more interesting than say calculus(bleh!) I'm always up for learning something new so I can be labeled either crazy or weird. Pretty much don't care, though. Lorenz attractor (chaos) is also an interest of mine. They make pretty pictures, too! :)
from pondlife :
After little more than some gusty rain Cristobal has moved up the coast to NC. I feel cheated. It's Norman Mailer this summer, An American Dream. New Orleans, Savannah, or Whilmington? I'm curious which sultry southern city you call home.
from pondlife :
I'm not sure which of us is channeling the other, but Gentlemen Take Polaroids has been in my car cd player for a week now. Taking Islands In Africa is fine for daylight, but better for night, agreed. Regarding the oft grey Atlantic and wrought iron, I do tend to watch one from behind the other, single malt in hand whilst Darkest Dreaming drifts through tropic night air, like so many harbour town ghosts. I should feel vulnerable, having been depicted so true to life. Instead I feel understood. Which in turn feels completely alien. Playlist to follow.
from porzellan :
To go back like that and read what I wrote is interesting to me too. It goes back to 2003 when I started writing here under my first name. I saved all the entries when it was found years ago by someone I didn't want reading it. I used to live on Weingartenstrasse. I always loved that.
from atwowaydream :
Honestly, anyone (who is dear to my heart) who will not sit and read to me The Giving Tree, is just not worth knowing. Children's books do bring a sense of romance and whimsy. Feeling childlike is the safest, most wonderful feeling in the world.
from califlowers :
Just go to your regular "add an entry" page. At the top, there should be something like "post as guest? quietsecrets" which you can click on to make a post. As for the layout, well. It just sort of came out.
from quietsecrets :
I've started this somewhat public diary, and I thought your posts might add something to it. Come take a look at it, if you want, and if you'd rather not be a member, I understand. You're already approved if you do decide to post.
from sweetmiser :
Mmm, I know. I'm a sucker for a boy in a scarf.
from bi-pet :
how come you know so much about me and i know nothing about you? they are just general studies of social work issues..
from bi-pet :
wow - you've got a memory! nope, i finished my thesis in november last year. now i'm engaging in social work studies..
from sweetmiser :
I just thought I'd let you know that I'm still reading your diary, but I had to take you off of this profile.
from baneberry :
Well, thanks for everything. All you have to do is drop a note, or write an e-mail, you know. And I'll certainly see about those survey things.
from baneberry :
Perfect. But don't say anything to anyone about the connection -- it's supposed to be a somewhat anonymous diary, and the more real-life friends (and some online) I have finding out about it, the less intimate it becomes.
from outer-jessie :
It absolutely was.
from baneberry :
You'll know it when you find it, I think. And it's nice to hear that someone doesn't mind tall girls. I think you might feel differently if you were buying a pair of pants for one, though. :) Also, thank you for reading -- I'll continue to read you as well. You've captured my interest.
from karaokekatey :
Broseph is another term for bro, dude, man, etc. It could be used in a derogatory manner, or a term of endearment. Unfortunately, I've dated a few of these kinda guys I described and just the other day a very good friend of mine got duped by one, so I decided to vent about them here. Good decision on the 80gb ipod, btw. i have an 8 gb nano and it's almost full. What I like most about the nano is that it is small enough to stick in my pocket.I've thought about getting just a regular ipod classic but I don't know what I would do with all that space. I suppose I could download movies or something.
from pondlife :
Taking The Viel is one of my favourite songs by David Sylvian. Strange browsing through your diary and finding some of my comfort songs mentioned. After my mother was gone I listened to her music, it was comforting in an odd sort of way. Kate Bush, Hounds of Love, the entire album, every night. Morbid, I know. You're an interesting fellow, will come back after more sleep and less scotch.
from baneberry :
Haha -- is it? Now I'm approximately 5'10" and I terrify everyone. But you're welcome, anyway. I'm afraid I can't give you the URL for my other diary -- it's sort of a personal diary, but, as I tell my friends, if you happen upon it and leave it a note, I'll fess up. Mmmm, yes, well, I enjoy driving anywhere, really. :)
from writergrrl88 :
You're making a great decision about the iPod!!!
from baneberry :
Definitely would recommend getting an 80GB. Even if you think you could never possibly use that much space, you'll probably consume it through the course of time. Also, black is the way to go -- but make sure that, if it's the classic, you get a soft case for it, because they scratch pretty easily. </rant>
from enfinblue :
It was almost shockingly therapeutic, I must say. I recommend it.
from pondlife :
Thank you, will have a look at your diary. Posts are few & far between, time being a scarce commodity. Scandal, however, abounds and will always find its way onto these pages. So stay tuned I suppose, and thanks again.
from sequindaisy :
Long time no talk. :). Life is hectic but going good. And with you?
from karaokekatey :
Thanks for the complement. That phrase came to me one day a couple of years ago and I've never been able to use it till now. I'm glad you liked it. I would offer some of my playlists but I am more of an alt/indie/folk kinda girl these days and don't listen much to electronica/trip-hip, etc. BTW, Sigur Ros is very beautiful. Do give a listen! Interpol kicks ass but I don't think I have ever seen the video you're referring to. I wonder if you could locate it on youtube. Hmmm. A couple of interpol songs i'd recommend are "obstacle 1" and "nyc."
from mspsyched1 :
I am doing really well at the moment. I actually dont have any complaints. Life is good. =)
from outer-jessie :
I should think so. Throw caution to the wind, don't worry about how it looks or how it will be written or described (if ever), just go try it. Step out of your comfort zone - you can do it for free. For instance...how about thinking love instead of sex? How about doing things because they're fun, not because they're poetic? Go do something visceral.
from karaokekatey :
Postscript...I forgot to mention that as I was reading your latest entry, just as you mentioned that Imogen Heap was playing in the background, "Breathe In" came up on my iPod. Freaky weird. I got the chills.
from karaokekatey :
Thanks for stopping by. I've noticed you've left me a few notes now and again and I'm not being intentionally rude by my lack of response, it's just that I'm hesitant to start anything here again. I'm not so confident in my writing capabilities anymore and I don't really have much to say anyway. I guess we'll see what transpires...:) I've enjoyed reading your words again. I'm glad there's still somebody left out there that was around when I was around. familiarity is nice. take care
from sumi37 :
hmmm.....I spent years trying to lose my accent. From the time I was 10 - when a teacher ridiculed my broad Piedmont drawl, I tried. And I was successful - but I lost some of me in the process. I've spent years trying to find it again. Yet I always try on other accents - often. A word. A phrase. The vocal chameleon in me has now become me. So by all means - disguise your accent - but keep it safe somewhere - so you can take it out and visit for a spell...... :) And I *do* have my own telegraph key. dahdahditditdit ditditditdahdah!
from fruitbat20 :
yellow curry all around. snorting that might help your sinuses. i'm a pansy, so just eating it does it for me.
from bi-pet :
definitely. thank you for your advice. i guess, i just like tragedies sometimes ;)
from bi-pet :
low clouds, short days, wind - dwelling on the boy. stupid me. i should let go but i can't let go... uuuaaarrrggghhhh!!
from bi-pet :
definitely but winter is the time to dwell on old ones...
from shoot-down :
:) i definitely think so.
from suckledhoney :
Thank you.
from atwowaydream :
a song for you tonight, Pj Harvey's "Angelene". Doesn't it just make you feel. . . so very. . .moody?
from shoot-down :
thankyou. i'm not really sure. usually its my choice to ruin things.
from atwowaydream :
I found your High Windows entry so very beautiful, and quite touching. The past is the past, but it is always interesting to read somewhat intimately about yours. Oh, and the entry after, your explanation of the Old Testament/New Testamant truly had me gripping my sides in giggles for a good two minutes.
from fifidellabon :
...the higher, the fewer.../Fifi Pee Ess All Mourning Doves are named "Pinky"...
from outer-jessie :
Riddle me this...how does a boy in the world end up thinking the way you do? So detached, so clinical...and as if you don't deserve any of it. How did that happen to you?
from revisions :
somewhere between just plain shitty and royally fucked.
from bi-pet :
im a nostalgic one
from writergrrl88 :
It's always so nice when someone else understands how a Diet Sprite can still be classified a Coke. This is something Northerners never will understand. :)
from shotvodka :
Sorry I took so long. I tend to flit in and out of this place, otherwise I get into some sort of entry-frenzy and end up becoming ever so depressed. How did your night go? What films did you watch? I have to say that I claim to be a movie nut but when it boils down to it, haven't really watched that many films. But I'm getting there. Also, what was your drink of choice? I've been a vodka girl for a fair few months now and seem to be horribly stuck in that habit.
from girlkisses :
...Or perhaps the man who picked her up wasn't the same who dropped her off...it might have been him, it might have been others with him there, or it might have been someone else entirely, someone she didn't know...
from inimitable :
it is possible.
from atwowaydream :
a song for making laundry, or mid-morning sunday chores fun: "He Keeps Me Alive" by Sally Shapiro. Has the ethereal quality you crave, but still lots of fun.
from saudades :
Let me see, Celestial Clockwork is a little fairy-tale film (I don't even know who the director is) with Ariadna Gil (the mother in Pan's Labyrinth) as Ana, a young woman who leaves her fianc (never shown) at the altar to take a plane to Paris and achieve her dream of singing opera. She immediately finds a group of Spanish-speaking immigrants who can give her a place to sleep on the floor. But Celeste the eccentric video artist will seek to ruin Ana's hopes. Meanwhile, she meets assorted characters who help her along. A crying shrink, a gay fortune-teller, and Toutou: Sorcire Bantu, who I guess is a Santera practitioner. There's even an Argentine communist wearing a big poncho at a salsa party. Good to see if you like scrambled films and fun, pastel images.
from gia-carangi :
i had to kick her out. she stinks, even with my deodorant on =)
from sunstargirl :
really, no cheese? That's interesting. I don't think I've ever met someone who doesn't like cheese. I read somewhere once that when polled, a group of vegans all universally said that they missed cheese the most of any food their diet had to restrict. The article then went on to describe how cheese actually has an opiate-like effect on the brain.
from tooths :
I felt so awkward I had to hang up and turn off my phone. When I turned it back on, I had three voicemails. And today I had to face him at work, which was fine, because when I walked in he goes "Hey Momma". Apparently, he doesn't remember or doesn't want to remember the uncomfortableness of it all.
from pansdaughter :
I'll email when I get a bit of time.. catching up is always fun, ah the nostalgia. ;) My email is syntheticdecay[at]gmail[dot]com
from gia-carangi :
His writing is so dense with description, yet it is so fluid. He was describing strawberries and i could actually smell them even though i haven't taken claritin in a while! =)
from fifidellabon :
Ravers! How strange! I was just thinking of you and BOUM! a message! (That word "message" always reminds me of "And now...a massage from the Prime Minister...") Well, no one ever asks me about my weekend plans. Shall I tell you all? Tonight I was going to watch a film or two to take the edge off of my Lakotah Lust, but things are encrazenating here and I am getting cross. Ned is gigging, so that means tomorrow morning, Biba and I will be out-of-house. Farm markets and the like. I have also to properly re-stake and tie the lilac tree so that my next-doors don't chop it to bits. Lovely women, I feel certain you'd like them, but a bit crazy with the garden shears. Sazeracs for apero, I think, and plenty of nicky-nacky-noo. We've the Most Annoying Friend coming over Sunday and it's gaming as well, but I shall deffo require a nap at some point. However, these are just plans. A woman I knew once used to say "Man plans, God laughs" so really who can say what my actual weekend shall be like? I was reading your notes, and I had thought that you might have been in BR, but if you are 35 indeed, then we weren't in the same class. But no matter. I hope that you are having a lovely weekend! /Fifi
from southeast :
southeast/hug
from shotvodka :
I did get the piercing in the end. After all the messing around and everyone trying to psych me out, I just went for it. Two friends and I went for it all together, and so I'm glad that they did as well otherwise I don't believe I would have gone through with it. Do you have any piercings? This weekend, well Friday night's pretty much over to be honest and it's been a nice chance to stay in and relish some time to myself to be honest. Oh and not to mention some one-on-one time with my Playstation 2... proper geeking out sessions was well overdue. Tomorrow's all about the partying, though. Should be interesting, providing things don't go too far. How about you?
from sunstargirl :
Are you saying that the answer to how you came across my diary lies somewhere in your archives? Do I know you from real life? I wasn't aware that I knew any 35 year old lawyers in Baton Rouge...
from sunstargirl :
My my my, you do have a penchant for obscurity, don't you? I must confess that, while you are already well aware of this, I don't really understand the whole Japanese Corporate Cuteness storyline here. When in doubt, I improvise. Thus, I'm fairly certain the Palawa should be included on your list of sworn enemies. They're gatekeepers to the Underworld, you know. Something tells me I'm going to have to read Paul Pinn's story to fully understand this Muffled Oar thing. But I digress, you've popped up out of no where and refuse to tell me where you came from, so now I'm left feeling like a Japanese anthropologist must have spiked my morning latte with LSD or something. I suppose it is better to wait for your story to unfold organically rather than drill you with a dozen questions all at once, but I have to say I find this all very entertaining and patience has never been one of my stronger virtues. I always have to read a book all in one sitting because I cannot wait to find out how it ends. Maybe you could just give me a hint of how you found me? While the Hello Kitty megalomania is an attractive distraction, I'm still stuck on the mystery of your arrival in my notes section (I have my reasons for being skeptical/paranoid) and I can't solve THIS enigma without at least one clue. C'mon, help a girl out, either unmask yourself or at least give me a breadcrumb to follow.
from urbanbones :
I'm sorry to hear that -- what's the point of giving someone a semester-only contract? Civics was always a fun class for me, and I had a really fantastic teacher who had the same contract problem. But anyway, how did law school work out?
from urbanbones :
Hmm. Well, maybe I'll have a listen, then.
from gia-carangi :
I just borrowed "King, Queen, Knave" by Nabokov yesterday. I haven't started it yet, but I am excited!
from atwowaydream :
You should youtube Craig Armstrong featuring Liz Fraser's "This Love", if only for the song. . . very moody, very vodka and cherries. Also, have you listened to "Wake Up In New York"?
from sephiragrace :
yeah, i'll tell you about it later. lol
from sunstargirl :
Well, if it's the Amalekites they're after, I'm afraid they're only a couple thousand years too late! I'm not sure if you've heard, but the Israelites already wiped them out, right down to their last piece of cattle, in the time of Saul and Samuel. Never fear, however, for according to the Prophecy of Keroppi, a new war will be waged when Florida speaks twice, against the oil lords of the East and Mexicans. It will not be long before everyone speaks English and Hello Kitty may take her proper place as Goddess of Consumerism while her pantheons are erected in every strip mall in the world. Then the anti-trailer park fields to the South will drown in a great flood and Pochacco will kick a soccer ball into the mystical fault line known as the Mississippi which will cause it to open up and release enough Dark Matter with enough gravitational pull to knock the Earth three feet further from the sun, thus restoring normal planetary temperature and weather patterns despite Badtz-Maru's Curse of Pandemic Heating. By the way, how did you come across my site and what made you want to read it?
from urbanbones :
New Orleans, huh? What is it like, there? New England sounds like it might have been fun, and history-teaching sounds like it could also be nice, depending on whether or not it was world history. Where did you travel to, and why didn't you continue teaching? As for falling into other times and places... I wonder what it would be like. To just dive into the atmosphere and appear into nothingness.
from sunstargirl :
Sanrio has taken over the world!!!
from shotvodka :
thank you. :) it means alot to know that people are out there, reading. often people stay silent and although my blogs are made mainly for venting reasons it's nice to know that the writing style is appreciated. i'm going to get right on and read as many as your entries as possible tonight. thank you again. xo
from sunstargirl :
Kann ol reidn volapuk? ;) email please.
from greenteacup :
I loved L'auberge Espagnole. I had to watch in it one of my classes maybe two years ago, but I really enjoyed it.
from urbanbones :
I'm replying to the last few notes I've received: For the Mustang -- not just emotional investment, although that was a very important part of it, but financial and physical labor went into it, too. So, I think one ride in it is a very meager request. For being naked -- you're probably right, but I still think it would be fun for a lot of people. You would never have to iron, or wash clothes, or worry about what people thought of your outfit. For La Jolla -- I dream of all things, but especially a Californian coast, or a foreign shore like Dubai. I want to dissipate into a distant sea somewhere, and let no one have a memory of me. That requires a little money, of course. And for the rest -- I've been hoarding this conversation for myself; what about you? I read your diary whenever you update, and sometimes I go back into your archives and look around. I appreciate that you're not too difficult to follow, but rarely do I analyze anyone's personal blog. It feels like I'm intruding. I'm unsure of what I want to know, but tell me anything at all.
from tooths :
Someone I'd love to forget. It arrived, I'm replying.
from girlkisses :
That particular balcony was in Southern France. How's that for romanticism? ;)
from tooths :
The people I've asked about the age difference has discouraged me from pursuing these feelings. They say "He's an adult and you're still a child. He's lived and you have yet to live." What are your thoughts on that statement? Shoot me a message on MySpace if you'd like.
from tooths :
You really think so? Would you date an 18yr old?
from urbanbones :
Whoa -- I just saw the magnitude of what I just wrote, and again, I must apologize.
from urbanbones :
:) Well, first of all, vintage cars are sacred. They're not for physical pleasure; they're for driving on infinite roads in Arizona. But the '68 Mustang, particularly a crippled red one with a mismatched hood -- that one especially is not for making out in. A best friend and past boyfriend of mine found one in Philadelphia, and it was absolutely trashed. I mean, completely massacred. It wasn't even worth trying to repair, and no one with any kind of sense would ever buy it; but for us, it was like the stone that Michelangelo created David from. We saw potential in it. And as our relationship progressed, so did the restoration of that car. It took over a year and, even if this sounds silly, the whole process was comparable to raising a child. I put a lot into repairing and hoping for that car, and it sort of became symbolic of the hard work that any real relationship requires. It wasn't something you could drive right off the lot, you know? But as much effort as we both put into these things, it was like everything was against us, and we stopped seeing one another -- like, completely. I never got to even ride around in the Mustang. And I'm not naive, or even a little stupid -- I know what he and his new girlfriend are doing in it, and it wouldn't bother me, except that that car is an integral part of my history. It's more than four tires and a cracked windshield, and it doesn't belong to her. It has no part in her life -- she had nothing to do with its resurrection, or any of the really brutal work that was required of me. She can screw him all day for all I care, but I want my car, and I want it unmolested. Sorry for writing a novel -- I really thought I could summarize this more quickly. But I just finished reading your latest entry, too, and it sort of made me smile. Isn't it funny how something can sound so good in theory, and when it actually happens, it isn't at all what you imagined? You seem like such a wistful person in your diary.
from urbanbones :
Oh, you're quite welcome, of course. I don't receive very many comments, so I like to reply to the ones I do get. And thank you, again, especially for adding my diary to your list of favorites. As for the futon image... :) Lots of people desire something like that, I wouldn't wonder. And Mustangs -- you prefer them dark green to make out in, or just to drive? Cars have always been really symbolic for me, though, and the entry about the cherry-red '68 Mustang -- that particular vehicle means more to me than others. But, anyway, thanks again. I look forward to more writing on your part!
from girlkisses :
Oh, I won't vanish. This is the only home I've had solidly for the past 6 (?) years. Though I am surprised you bother to read my entries...they seem quite different from the ones you mention in yours. Hope that you're enjoying the rain...I almost miss it in this thick California heat, and I do so wish that we got lightning here more than once every blue moon.
from greenteacup :
Hi. Not too bad, I think. It's all a bit dry at the moment, which is a shame- but oh well. How's everything? Hope you're okay :) xxx
from urbanbones :
Thank you! I just read through a few of your entries -- whew! Very descriptive.
from outer-jessie :
Cool. Well read on, as you wish, but please note that I used to be much more interesting in my youth! (Read: read archives ;)
from fifidellabon :
I just wrote you two moon stories/memories, but then I got shy and deleted them. But I did like your blood orange moon entry, it was rahther haunting.../Fifi---wishing you the best!
from pansdaughter :
I am indeed, reincarnated if you will..
from writergrrl88 :
If so desired, one could always call you a LILF (as in, Lawyer ...).
from deuxieme-dix :
My belated thanks. I distinctly remember your diary name- I know it from a past life here. Between my first and second decades.
from tofalldivine :
Hello sir! Who is my llama? I'm not really sure. What, persay, would being my llama involve? Sorry I do not write more often. Life is keeping me busy.
from and-darling :
I'm glad you do. To think of it, I actually admire you greatly-- and so your opinion is, well, important.
from saudades :
I'm afraid to read me is a bit like a trip to Dull World. But if you would like the password to skim a bit, that's okay with me. My e-mail is at the bottom of my profile. ;-)
from atwowaydream :
How do you make a dead baby float? Two scoops of ice cream, one scoop of dead baby.
from and-darling :
Changes, hey? I don't know quite how to explain what I've done... Anyway, when I was exposed to Lain back when I was twelve, it did some changing of me. It was funny too, because prior to that-- I had always noticed that during certain points of the day you can hear the power lines hum.
from mspsyched1 :
Thank you...that really means a lot. And I want you to know that years later you are still on my fav's list and I still read you. It sure has been a long time. (HUGS)
from shoot-down :
hey yeah sorry i always forget to check dland/go around and check my notes. sure i'll add you on LJ :)
from fifidellabon :
Oh, yes! I am deffo All About obscure books! /Fifi
from andwebreathe :
if i loved him deeply, perhaps, but you have to let lovers leave because you have no right to ask them not to, and i will never follow him to tokyo, because he doesn't own my heart. and thank you
from shoot-down :
thankyou endlessly. i'm glad you fell upon my diary and liked it then! how are you?
from mylostangel :
i'm on LJ too, ContagiousEcho. i've been reading a lot of Hunter S Thompson and Kurt Vonnegut. reality has been meaning less and less to me lately, i'm at the point in my life where i believe everything is completely subjective, and i mean everything. i dream a lot of water and living on hippie communes, doing nothing with my life and that lack of direction making me the happiest of everyone i know... and you darling?
from mylostangel :
what did it say? how have you been?
from gia-carangi :
i loved stoned apocalyspe because it showed marco vassi living his life unapologetically. He did some very unsavory things, even by the standards of the sixties. i like that he was never tied down, he took jobs just to earn money, but he was never defined by his paycheck.
from girl101 :
i like reading about your swimming. i miss swimming. it feels so delicious and calming to get in the pool. i'm sure it *will* be a summer for swimming. tell me 1L stories... i'm so excited!
from enfinblue :
Thanks, raven. I liked the image myself. Oh and I've heard of that Krugman paper.
from fifidellabon :
Yes, Tomintoul is good. I loved Tullibardine but I haven't had any since they reworked it. Tamdhu, that is great, tastes like a tack room. Have you had Tobermory? That was my aha! malt, back when it was still vatted. We've got tons of them but a lot of them are older and rare so people get nervous and don't want to drink them. Silly people! If we didn't want to share them, then we wouldn't. I had to use stealth to share our Tesseron Lot 29. That one is not a single malt but I suppose that you already know that.../Fifi
from fifidellabon :
That is exactly why we would give you Dallas Dhu, because you can 't get it anymore, not easily. Dalmore is fine for everyday, as is Jura, which I rahther do like as it is a bit on the sweet side. I love An Cnoc (used to be Knockdu), again, not easily had, and not available in the states, and Glen Mhor is a favourite of mine. Well, off to the races.../Fifi
from enfinblue :
That appeals. Will do. A good challenge and temptation. And yes, listen to Fifi. Fifi has changed my life, actually, and I don't say that lightly. She's an incredible woman. Frankly, I don't understand though how an intelligent man such as you are can't realize that attractiveness has pretty much nothing to do with exterior things - it can easily be cultivated by someone with brains. You're a confusing man. I'm saying this from someone who has a step-father who is under 5 feet in height, having had a growth deficiency in childhood that caused his legs to warp, and who yet has had women swooning over him for as long as I've known him. 'Nuff said. I know that you said that you lack social skills and so on. But so easily cultivated! So easy!
from enfinblue :
And PS Listen to Fifi. She's a genius in the matter of life.
from enfinblue :
I'm not really very religious in a typical sense, either. I, too, love the traditional Anglican services. Honestly, I find it odd that you would want to read my diary. From what I've read of yours I am waaaayy too much of an optimist for you. Cheers.
from fifidellabon :
Oh, Ravers, now you are going to make me cry. If you were here, we'd give you a glass of Dallas Dhu, 10 year old, and a lovely slab of Green & Black's chocolate. And we'd entertain you with all sorts of nonsense. I feel truly sad that you write that you feel unvaluable. I don't understand why. You seem to feel locked out from the world of love. I shall have to do some digging in your archives. Every person is valuable, every single one. I shall keep you in my optimistic thoughts. Now, on to alcohol! Do you mix your own Sazeracs? ( I simply can't get the hang of mixing a proper Sidecar!) Our friend Earl makes thee best of them! (Sazeracs...) What rye do you use? Baby Saz? We have been using Pikesville lately. And Pernod instead of Herbsaint. Well, Eduardo (indeed!) I shall be wishing you every good thing! /Fifi Oh! Pee Ess, Bluey has gotten a bigger font. Don't you simply adore her?! I do!
from enfinblue :
Well it's an open diary, but you won't find anything that would interest you there. Did not know that my font is so small...
from fifidellabon :
Good heavens! Ravers! Not Long Island as well! I spent a brief time there. I shall always have fond memories of Water Mill.../Fifi
from fifidellabon :
mmmm...cinnamon toast...I am sitting here trying to decide what to have for breakfast. I wonder why you wrote that you would like to be able to read Bluey. Perhaps it is because her font is so small. Well, Ravers, I confess, I went to a Japanese name generator. I was something like "Wisteria Cooloceanbreeze". /Fifi HAH! I just noted this to me!
from fifidellabon :
I was learning things. You as well? /Fifi
from fifidellabon :
Ah, Naples! How could I have forgetten?! They make thee best cinnamon toast on Earth!!! /Fifi
from fifidellabon :
Ravers. Remember what Mary Renault said. "Be what you wish to seem." That has served me well. Now was it in your diary that I read something about you being in New Haven in the past? Was that NH in CT? At a certain uni, perhaps? I am familiar enough with the NH in CT to know where Mamooun's is (if it is still there) and Durfee's and Clark's...and Clare's Corner Copia...hmmm...and did I read that you have a familiarity with single malts? Excellent! As to the e-mailing, I "vur'"rarely do that.../Fifi
from fifidellabon :
I say, sometimes Room Service is just Room Service, isn't it! And here I googled it and urbandictionary-ed it...I feel a prat! All I had to do was read your diary. Well, as far as Room Service, it can't be beat if one is feeling unsociable. I wonder why you feel as if you'll never charge things to a room again. I supposed if I'd only read more the answer would be there.../Fifi
from fifidellabon :
Ah, Ravers, we're so far apart cultural-reference-wise...I have to google everything you write, just to get the vaguest idea of what you refer to. Sigh. I am a bonehead when it comes to what is happening with the rest of the country. /Fifi
from leggierox :
Well the name is quite old - I was considering changing and starting afresh, particularly since I picked it when I was about 15 =) Also, haven't realy updated profile of late, so that may be out of date, so sorry in advance! I only just started writing against last week, so I would not bother readiner back more than two entries to be honest! Of course, user=trick, pw=treat. I suppose intros are in order. I'm Lianne, 20 in London. Yourself? x
from sumi37 :
no...but I can hear the low hum of steam-powered oyster toads patrolling the banks of the York....
from gia-carangi :
i hate the summer too. i have eczema on my shoulder blades that creeps down to my arms when the temperature goes above 65 degrees. I know my reason is different, but I know what you are talking about.
from fifidellabon :
Again, you are so funny! A button a-corgi-an? (Accordian) Also, Spot is not his real name, it is his blog name. Full blog name---Spot the Wonder Dog, stolen shamelessly from another blogger's friend's creation. /Fifi
from fifidellabon :
"Tell me about the books in Magyar..." Well, I imagine that they are nearly the same as everywhere else! Hee! I just had a few, mostly travel and etiquette. I'm fairly certain I won't be visiting Magyar anytime soon, so off they went! And speaking of "off they went" the family and I are now off to church. Happy Sunday! /Fifi
from fifidellabon :
I am just starting to imagine that you might be Japanese. Your last entry was quite wistful and sad. Don't give up, never say never. You can't know what lies just ahead. /Fifi Pee Ess I just sold a bunch of Hungarian language books. Never could speak it properly anyway...
from fifidellabon :
Ah, you are so FUNNY!! And oddly enough, I was just thinking about that, how in films, it is English, but with an accent so that you "know" that it is a different language. I admit, it is almost essential these days to know English. /Fifi
from fifidellabon :
Oh my, I was drunk indeed, wasn't I? I am much better now. I use English for the most part now because the majority of readers are English-speaking. And I live now in the Land of the Free. Home of the Brave...A simply amazing place! All good, for the most part. I think that I sound completely American, but have been told that that is simply a delusion! Bah!, I say. /Fifi
from fifidellabon :
Thanks for your note! I am really doing much better, except the part wherefore I am totally drunk. Whatever can have happened? Pee Ess I hope that the smoke from the Everglades is not yet still where you are. Pee Es My English sucks when I am drunk. Pee Ess Too, you are quite complex, non? /Fifi
from candoor :
i've been gawking a long time, though i prefer celebrating life :)
from revisions :
thanks, the whole idea is sort of a giant pain in the ass right now, but i'm trying to engage it.
from sephiragrace :
it feels like its not quite here yet. how about Lousiana?
from evasively :
hah! indeed =D
from gia-carangi :
manu chao sings in english, spanish and french. i feel so international when i listen to him. i'll e-mail you with my extended commentary on kathy acker. exciting! lol wish me luck, i have my painting "final" tomorrow.
from gia-carangi :
In my first painting of the class, I got accused of "painting straight from the tube." But I had never painted, so I didn't know that method was wrong. Over the course of the semester, I found my niche painting landscapes from big colour photos. I apply the paint loosely. I'm not looking for perfect lines or to mimic the photos exactly. Do you paint?
from gia-carangi :
Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet, Blood, Guts and Highschool by Kathy Acker, The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis-I should write an entry so this note doesn't take up your whole page...
from cianne :
hello there my dear. seems i'm never going to get around to updating things over here, but i do appreciate your occasional notes. =) how are you these days?
from nationalepic :
Hey, thanks for dropping by my diary and for leaving a note. =) That's a very interesting take on the subject, one that I've never heard before - and, at my own admittance, one that would have never crossed my mind otherwise. Regardless of my moral stance on the issue, there's no doubt that mankind now wields an extraordinary amount of power over nature; it really is quite incredible. And as for 'edited versions', the dance music analogy was probably the -best- analogy I've heard for a long time. xD Again, thank you for dropping by and offering a fresh perspective on the matter; I always appreciate hearing the opinions of others.
from gia-carangi :
I usually read the same book. Platero and I by Juan Ramon Jimenez. I love it because it's like a children's book and a poetry book simultaneously.
from gia-carangi :
A few years ago, I found a little restaurant in chinatown located in the basement of a building. Everything was really cheap and they let me bring my own alcohol. The only downside was that the tourists sitting behind me were reading aloud from a book about rice in asian cuisine. It was like they were in the zoo reading a book about the polar bears. I ordered lotus root soup for two dollars. I don't know if it's the same place you're talking about. Sadly, I was never able to find it again.
from lorwolm :
What a good idea! I need to acquire some nephews so I can give them The Worm Ouroboros.
from atwowaydream :
I do wonder if there's a fetish for the smell of ramen noodles during sex.
from gia-carangi :
i stole a prayer book from a catholic church when i was younger. it was a really old one that looked like it was about to be thrown out. Then one day I opened it and there were some small dark bugs inside.
from gia-carangi :
i love khaki suits! whenever i see one i think of warm weather and rhett butler.
from gia-carangi :
i really liked your menswear entry. i never realized that buying a suit was such an endeavor. in new york, people usually go for all black, so it's not that complicated. i worked at barney's during the warehouse sale and the days would just be a sea of black fabric sailing toward me.
from vintagepearl :
hey dear; my new username is allegory, and my new passord is cave =] i've been insanely occupied, eeh. i never check my notes =/ email would be a better option; i'd love to catch up!
from gia-carangi :
swiss absinthe...let me know how it is. i wish i wish "absinthe connoisseur" was a job. i'd definitely apply even though i've never tasted it.
from atwowaydream :
I definitely know how it feels not to be able to do certain things because of fear and anxiety. I've let down a few people in my lifetime because of it. But this person who has known you for three years, perhaps she will understand that you just. . . freaked out. Try not to completely recoil, she may still want to be in your life in one way or another.
from gia-carangi :
thank you. i read your latest entry, i'm about to apply to grad school and i have the same fear...
from atwowaydream :
As I've exhausted my Anne Boleyn delights, I will certainly check out "Failing Paris" immediately. I'm hoping to find it lyrical, tender, and haunting. If it's none of those things, I shall have your head.
from sephiragrace :
i will let you know!
from lorwolm :
Daaay-O! Day-ay-ay-ay-O! --The only calypso music I grew up with was on 2 Harry Belafonte albums.
from sephiragrace :
im actually waiting to escape to the land of italy. i hoping for gondolas.
from lorwolm :
I grew up with the Limelighters, my mother's preference. My father liked jazz but he was secretive about it. We had a Kinston Trio Xmas album that is still a favorite of mine.
from sephiragrace :
im just waiting to escape to the land of...the hills.
from lorwolm :
Hmm. Corgis. Never imagined that. I saw the TLM as some sort of glee club or singing group, like the Three Tenors or the Kingston Trio.
from lorwolm :
I shouldn't be surprised. I've been told the ecteiroglyphs of the Lorwolm will even have meter and rhyme in the language of the Three Leyolot Mathematicians, whomever they will be.
from evasively :
here =)
from girl101 :
i appreciate the advice ♥. where did you go to l.school? where do you live now? i feel as though i should know these things by now... sorry boo.
from lost-facade :
That's assuming that I get it... *dubious look*. I don't know, I kind of want to work as a prosecutor or for a legal centre maybe doing criminal or family law. That's providing that I don't go insane before then.
from littleamelie :
Thank you! I see you are a coffeehouse junkie yourself.
from atwowaydream :
I always appreciate your entries-- intelligent, brave ( in your automatic responses to everything, especially) and often, quite funny. Thank you for makin me giggle on a Sunday night.
from pantypulldwn :
i disagree with all the harsh words that are often said to women sometimes all we need to hear is something gentle, sweet and hopeful even if just for one night someone could take the stars from the sky and put them in my eyes...what i wouldn't give.
from thelongreign :
I already did read a chunk of it. I too will be checking in on you
from thelongreign :
thank you very much for you comment. I appreciate it very much
from ravenslolita :
Just to let you know, I am a live I switched to Live journal back in 2003. same user name too so I am easy to find.
from lorwolm :
Yes, one day I may be capable of long e-mails, she said wistfully. (I'm sorry, did you want the last word?)
from lorwolm :
Thank you for Odon von Horvath, I shall think of him as a droll housewarming gift.
from lorwolm :
His books have been translated into English--I don't want to give you the impression I can read Italian.
from lorwolm :
When reading Piero Camporesi you feel like you've been dipped into an Hieronymous Bosch painting. For me he is a new favorite, on the strength of only one book, which apparently is one of his lesser works: Juice of Life: The Symbolic and Magic Significance of Blood. He was a professor of literature or history or anthropology or something in Bologna, Italy. He died some years ago--if someone told me he had been crushed by the weight of his erudition I would believe it. He wrote books in Italian packed full of curiosities that render the old lost worlds of Europe in vivid and disturbing detail. Makes you very aware of how much the modern world has been sanitized by science.
from lorwolm :
I like "immaltant" too--and I feel like I almost understand what it means.
from lorwolm :
Julie Christie and Kyra Sedgwick for me.
from delighted :
delighted/youknowit
from atwowaydream :
I agree, I totally blame Pulp Fiction for the sudden need and rite of passage for the art of foot rubs. I also blame it for the quickly-faded overexhausted falso translation of french names for food at McDonald's.
from sky-rocket :
it's the same... skyrocket/sociopath
from atwowaydream :
sadly, no mimosas. I thought of plucking out buttercups for you, but I think this spring will bring a few mimosas, and I will send you one, even if its no longer, pink and as fluffy as a snowflake.
from ahopeinhell :
Thanks! I wish I could take credit for it, but alas. :) Thanks for stopping by, though. ^^
from fifidellabon :
Oh, just the usual D-land way. I always thought that she was a dude trying really, really hard to write "edgy" romantic fiction. /Fifi
from fifidellabon :
I'm in your archives! Ah, Zelda, who could forget her? Whatever happened to her, I wonder...? /Fifi
from fifidellabon :
Oh! You like Mary Renault as well! I simply adore her! It was "Mask of Apollo" that got me started. I've since reading her, tried to keep by the saying "Be what you wish to seem". Well, if you notice somebody in your archives, it will likely be me! /Fifi
from enfinblue :
Cheers! That's so nice. Your diary intrigues me - looking forward to a new read. :)
from atwowaydream :
Great 80's taste: "how soon is now?" and veering away from parachute pants.
from iamhere682 :
and what exactly does the word carboy mean? :)
from polygon :
I thought so, too. But where have they gone? Where bides their legion? I think they have not withstood the onslaught of modern bluntness and impulsivity.
from girl101 :
also, i hope you get to enjoy some absolutely DELICIOUS uninterrupted sleep soon. so necessary. ♥
from girl101 :
you are a traveler like me. i can't wait to see everywhere in the world. soon, soon, but of course, not soon enough. yet i am happy here, happy with this right here. thank you for your words, it's always nice to hear from you, your thoughts, responses. you have me thinking about india and japan and thailand... rice paper letters and all that history. tell me lawyer things. tell me anything.
from and-darling :
Bad? Bad as in the night I made out with a waitress at a semi-formal restaurant downtown in all of our new year gear, and then retreated back to a friend's house where all of them sat naked watching porn as though anticipating an orgy of sorts. Bad as in jumping all over the place sexually. Bad as in getting what I want when I want it. And am I ever good at that... It's quite... terrible.
from revisions :
eh - somehow.
from sequindaisy :
nothing exciting yet. how about you? anything thrilling going on in your life?
from stepfordtart :
Why update the Sloane Ranger Handbook? Thats bizarre. And unnecessary, I would think. I lived by its every utterance 'back then', although, it was always a poor second to the U and Non-U of the Mitfords. I still cringe when I hear the word 'serviette'. s x
from sephiragrace :
im trying to get myself in a happier place than where i am now. the wee little one is great. im working on yoga and saving $ for trips to italy and germany. i make little boxes its fun.
from polygon :
:-*
from painted-eyes :
I'm sure you'll find someone to take her place.
from stepfordtart :
Aha! So YOU were the archive lurker! Weetabix and Curry Noodles - a festive treat for all the family! s x
from shot-of-tea :
I could not agree more!
from sephiragrace :
Im trying to work on things for me. Things that I've always wanted but never got around to doing. There is also a new little one in the family whom I adore. :) His name is Owen Adam and he is my little bundle of joy.
from painted-eyes :
Well, I'm neither straight or a man, but I still have a thing for Shane... *hugs* I'll support you in your wanting though. Oh, and you're pretty girl-crazy, so, I'm sure you'll find someone to replace Shane.
from sky-rocket :
thank you. sigh.
from painted-eyes :
Shane is very, very sexy...I think everyone wants her at their doorstep with pens and paper. I know I do.
from painted-eyes :
I'll look forward to the entry, and my email address now is allthediamondsinthesky@gmail.com. I'll be interested to hear what this year holds for you, especially as most of your emails are rather sparse when it comes to details...I usually get a few sentences at the most.
from painted-eyes :
Complicated? Do tell. This sounds like an interesting year for you.
from painted-eyes :
How is 2008 going for you?
from delighted :
Sadly I am reading the guide book. I am very bourgeois. Yes the naked girl is me. I am after all very bourgeois.. nothing more risque then middle class titillation..
from shot-of-tea :
Oh, thank you :) I had a brief peruse of your diary and must say, I like what I see!
from greenteacup :
It's actually going pretty well, thanks. Considering the miserable position I was in last year and how everything has changed, it's going more than pretty well actually. How's your 2008 going? I'm sorry that it took me so long to reply. xxxx
from girl101 :
it is rather crazy how time is passing. and how we measure time here in certain words. i updated a bit of things recently in response.... i appreciate your readership. it means something to me to have been there since pretty much the beginning. i mean, how much have you changed in six, seven years? adding the 'random' button reminds me, sometimes embarrassingly, of how i used to view things, or maybe just my ways of expression. so different, but it's wonderful - here in the present and soon, the future... how are you doing? tell me....these times they are a changin' ♥
from bombasine :
regarding ridiculous headgear: what about the Pickelhaube? it's just so great. you know you'd wear it to the grocery store if you had one.
from mare-ingenii :
Thank you for the lovely compliments. And as for Joaquin... believe it or not, I shared a bottle of wine in New York with him two years ago. He's still the same... the dewiness of youth is gone, but he's still a handsome bugger.
from andwebreathe :
thank you for your kind words, i very much appreciate them
from tranntpigge :
i started class last friday. cut all of them today. got too anxious. a very mean girl on the bus said: "you need to move your backpack now!!!" and then refused to move to let me off the bus at my stop. so i went home and cried.
from writergrrl88 :
I'll take a conspiracy theorist over a creationist any night of the week.
from tooths :
login: teeth password: ass delete this once you have it saved
from southeast :
thank you. it/s going to be. it has to be.
from tranntpigge :
i miss youtoo. happy newyear.
from bi-pet :
not sure... home will always be an option..
from pipersplace :
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! A little late on the former and a little early on the latter. Hope your New Year is wonderful.
from bi-pet :
not the slightest clue... trying to stay on in australia i suppose...
from sky-rocket :
thank you, and where in the south are you exactly?
from writergrrl88 :
A belated Merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year's. As for gadgets -- I find any type of Blackberry to cluttered for my taste, and too unreliable; instead, I use a Motorola Razr Phone (as a girl, it is, of course, pink with flowers on it, but they do make them in a manly black), type on an aging but proud HP laptop, and carry a white iPod nano that can be charged in the car (via the cigarette lighter) while playing through my speakers. Instead of a PDA, I find a leather-bound appointment book is much more elegant (though I do use the reminder feature on my Razr phone quite often, just in case).
from bi-pet :
i just can't be bothered doing a phd. don't think the academic environment is my playground of choice. besides it won't get me where i want to see myself in four years.. maybe later.. maybe never..
from painted-eyes :
Merry Christmas, I hope yours went well, hon. Have a happy new year too.
from girl101 :
life throws your curves, but you learn to swerve. xx. it's good. almost new years! but life, -- just being myself and loving life and making tea in the morning and relaxing by jacuzzi's and palm trees at night. working towards personal peace. how are you! how is life? i love your questions & comments.
from lunarsea :
kind of. i'm very happy now, and i never want to write about being very happy because it disgusts me so i don't really feel the need to write. its not a definite abandonment. if something dreadful happens i'll be right back :) thank you for wanting to find me x
from darkest-elf :
I'm around.
from painted-eyes :
I wish I had a nice Moleskine to write in, I have so much I wish I had paper-bound, but I haven't sat down and written in a while. I envy you for the port, I do wish we could sit down and have a relaxing drink and perhaps I could persuade you to listen to jazz.
from writergrrl88 :
Port is all well and good in its place ... but for occasions (such as new flats or finished Master's theses), one should buy a bottle of cheap champagne and finish it in one sitting.
from sequindaisy :
That means your birthday just passed doesn't it? Happy birthday. How old?
from painted-eyes :
I had blonde highlights in brown hair sometimes when my hair was shoulder-length. I had a pink streak one year. One year, I had an entire head of auburn hair. It just varied from year to year, but I was consistent when it came to clothes: I love to layer my clothing, and if it's comfortable, I wear it. Jeans and a t-shirt, with a sweatjacket, with a jacket over the top, that's my style to a tee. Now, I have short auburn streaked hair, but for the most part it's dark, dark brown. I've been told I have a very bohemian, Gypsy-like look...I've been told I look strongly Europen by several people.
from tooths :
I did. Thank you.
from writergrrl88 :
Just be careful not to get rid of any Important Books. As I prepared to move to a flat of my own last year, I took many books from my father's house for library donation ... but some, even some no longer part of my interests, age, or lifestyle will remain in my collection always -- markers of their time. Be sure you keep some markers, lest you find yourself unable to wallow in much-needed nostalgia some rainy night.
from tooths :
Email me the login to read again, please.
from mehiel :
I'm okay, I promise. The hearing went well. :) I'm a Permanent Resident now. I've just been busy with school, sorry. What about you?
from painted-eyes :
That would be nice. What kind of films interest you? My favorite, if you know it, is "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"...I like movies that play with perception and make you think, preferably independent films.
from inyourmemory :
ohh yes... i couldn't imagine it being any better at the moment. =] how about for you?
from painted-eyes :
I loved Daria...wasn't it a classic? One of my friends from school owns a couple of seasons of it, and we always promised to drink hot chocolate with Bailey's and watch it together.
from sequindaisy :
I'd play if I had friends who would play too... but sadly I have to resort to online games if I want to play any game besides poker.
from cianne :
autumn? the season changed? i hadn't noticed! in other words, school is kicking the hell out of me, and work is picking up where school leaves off. the only reason i know what day it is is because it's probably a due date for something! maybe i'll get to that update over christmas ... =) how are you these days?
from writergrrl88 :
When selecting from the menu of the Thai restaurant just over the state line, I always add a side of fried tofu.
from sequindaisy :
Othello is one of my favourites. Is GO much harder?
from sequindaisy :
I could never grasp the rules of that game. But what would a Victorian emo boy look like?
from bombasine :
and the very same to you, sir!
from how-to-fight :
Okay. I guess I just realized I had read your diary for quite some time but had no image of what you looked like. Most other diaries, I have an idea. how-to-fight@diaryland.com should forward to my regular email, yes?
from frozen-vodka :
it's been awhile since I've written here... how are you?
from how-to-fight :
Just seems sad sometimes that you talk largely of girls with journals. Will you send me a photo? I'd like to see.
from writergrrl88 :
In light of my Master's thesis on zombie films (and the issues of autonomy, feminism, and corporate identity therein), I'll be a zombie-survivalist for Halloween -- clad in camouflage pants and hat, dark shirt and hoodie, and combat boots, carrying a bag baring the biohazard symbol and idly reading from the "Zombie Survival Guide"
from bi-pet :
no, no - the perception of time. i'll tell you more one day...
from painted-eyes :
I haven't talked to you in a while, and I never truly got a chance to comment on your portrait. You are very attractive, and I'm surprised that it's been so long since you've dated.
from bi-pet :
i'm writing on how our perception of time has changed over the past century. i base my thesis on the way we recollect and remember things (mostly bergsonian) and relate these issues back to our perception of time. my prime example is the use of the personal photograph as it is not only a temporal image but also conveys memory. the examples that verify my argument are drawn from the hybrid film 'eternal sunshine of the spotless mind'. i hope that summarises the whole thing a little...
from tofalldivine :
I'm sorry. I try but life seems so terribly busy these days. Between work and school and looking for other jobs and sign classes I don't have much time. I don't traipse through bars on weekends these days or even settle in with the girls for movie nights. I feel desperately tired and I'm really not doing all that much. I don't understand it myself.
from writergrrl88 :
Blatty's "Legion" is under-appreciated, perhaps because everyone wants to lump it into "The Exorcist" story.
from troilus :
no, no, no...did I give you the impression that I had won one of the prize fellowships? If so, mea culpa, mea culpa, mea massima culpa. I certainly wrote the long set of exams in late September and am waiting for the result...but I doubt that I will be successful as the odds are well...even more stacked than usual, given that double the usual number of people took the examinations. As for the girl...I don't know how to communicate with her - I don't usually lack a vocabulary in these matters, but in her case I have no idea where to begin. Finally - i just realised that I don't even know your first name...
from troilus :
She's from my hometown in Canada, wears glasses, thin, intelligent, articulate...seems to have an almost gentle but restless nature and has the most beautiful, almost crystalline eyes...and yet, for some reason I'm left wordless, unable to begin. I will get to the book as soon as I can!
from troilus :
There are three separate sets of classes, each of an hour, repeated twice weekly: one set focusing on building vocabulary in Mandarin - both in terms of our knowledge of pinyin and simplified characters; another which concentrates on the grammar of the language and a third which aims solely to improve our ability to speak. But the language - it's so unlike any I've ever encountered before that I feel a bit overwhelmed (in addition to these language classes, there are mandatory lectures on the history of modern china and a research methods seminar. I'm not complaining - if I can get a handle on the language, I'll be fine - but I'm not at all sure if and when this will happen; thankfully the first year is basically 'free' insofar as none of the examinataions count towards the final mark. Ah, I miss the days of Fukuyama, neoconservatism and U.S foreign policy...how are you? I'm sorry that I haven't had much time (any time, actually) to be reading of your adventures - there's all of this work as well as a Canadian classmate of mine whose heart I am trying to unlock (alas, if only I knew how...)
from sequindaisy :
I agree completely but what sparked the comment? I had nearly written an entry about him. You spooked me. I figured you must be psychic or something of the likes.
from snow666white :
Oui. Pictures...available on Msn. Pearlspectrum@Gmail.com
from snow666white :
*Spills the contents of the loot-bag*: Vodka, pills, an unchecked list of 'to-do', sore mouth, a collar, a collage of memories -fragments from the weekend, a sick grin, cold fingers, some bruises, a cigarette burn, some feelings of impending doom and anxiety, some pictures I cannot remember taking..all this minus a pair of panties.
from stepfordtart :
Oh thanks. Thanks a bunch. I very much doubt that I shall say "oh the humanity...!" at the crucial moment tonight....but Im pretty sure Im gonna be thinking it, now. heehee. s x
from stepfordtart :
Older guys = yum. Skinny older guys (rickman/irons etc) = yik!. I needs me a bit more beef. Step up to the plate, 62 year old Mr Tom Seleck. *swoon*. Mind you, now Im in my 40's, most of the serious beefcake's barely older than me and so doesnt count, I guess! s x
from sequindaisy :
<3 Will look tonight.
from kellipotamus :
Obviously, I whole-heartedly agree. :)
from stepfordtart :
only a little bit and dont get it too near your actual eye! Im worried I might be responsible for someone else's blindness now! I have tried it (when I got divorced and cried a lot - ages ago!) and it does work! s x
from sequindaisy :
Why, thank you.
from tofalldivine :
I can't say I'm a fan of vodka shots but there isn't much I won't drink. I'm more of a whiskey, moonshine, tequila straight from the bottle, as long as it burns when it goes down, type of girl. I also don't think I'm one of those lovely girls. I'm not so much the skinny, sexy, pick her up at the bar girl and more the your girlfriend just dumped you, your lonely, and you need someone to chill with type. I'm the buddy not the bar whore. I think the lovely girls don't chill with buddies.
from neonlemonz :
Hey, you owe me a picture of you. Email me at allthediamondsinthesky@gmail.com. I want to put a face with a voice, a memory, an encourager.
from seereason :
I be*lieve* you knew me at one point as Elateddream?
from polygon :
(merci)
from southeast :
oh thanks! you made my day! and i'm way happy to read your sentences. ex oh ex oh.
from delighted :
That's not right. I will send you another from the fine city of norwich!
from morganlight :
I would LOVE to hear your opinion on Body Shots. Skip over to zerocabinet.com and check out the sample artwork.
from sephiragrace :
It's been awhile. Thought I'd say "hi." Still working, sleeping and eating. Thats about it.
from protoplast :
I've been taking a break from my self, but thought i would share this story with you... After being ravaged last Saturday night, the man I was with asked, "we're you wearing panties?" and i queried, "did you take any off?" He replied, "no," with a smile. "Well then, there's you're answer." When we rejoined the party I acted as if he wasn't anyone I knew. Why? Because that's what I do.
from tofalldivine :
I am eighteen but I don't really live like it. I think I am supposed to be wild and reckless but I am more the cautious, self-controlled type. I don't have the credentials to be a grown up but I keep pushing to be one. It frustrates my parents to no end. They want me to stay a little girl forever. I'm no Peter Pan.
from tofalldivine :
What do you find so scary about it? What it became was not what I originally intended. It never is though. In the end I didn't know whether I felt bad for Peter or for grownups. Maybe both.
from tofalldivine :
guest/tofalldivine. It isn't much of a read these days.
from chumped :
whoa, how did you know i've been reading macdonald? geez.
from stepfordtart :
Ha! Told you I wouldnt be a very good slave! Ah well! s x
from floaty-ana :
argh your locked! i've been trying to catch up with everyone! may i have the password please??
from troilus :
Not in Oxford yet. Having a hell of a time extricating myself from my current job. Arrive on 25th of September, then sit for All Souls Prize Fellowship examination from 27th-29th. Any advice? Will write from there, still have your e-mail address.
from painted-eyes :
I am actually fond of that one too...It got a lot off my chest that had been sticking there for far too long.
from stepfordtart :
Chicken soup in Cozumel. It was luke warm and greasy like washing up water and I was ill for three days after eating it. s x
from sky-rocket :
i will have to email it to you. send me a note with your address?
from tofalldivine :
There is too much and too little story there. One of the few people I care about unconditionally had a rough night. I worried my lip bloody. I don't know how much more there really is to it.
from snow666white :
yes... it is from the at the drive in diary ring... which reminds me to put on their last album and listen. Hope you are well.
from stepfordtart :
Male escorts certainly arent as scarce as you might think over here. Single professional women use them a lot where convention dictates "bring partner" but there's no-one suitable in the lady's life. They'll generally witty, urbane, polite and gentlemanly.....but thats the first time I heard of someone copping off with one on a train. Result! s x
from stepfordtart :
Hi! Thanks for your note. If you're dishing out passwords, could you please send to stepfordtartATdiarylandDOTcom. thanks s x
from tofalldivine :
Just the single room. And "who's your llama?" is possibly the best line ever. Aside from the also excellent, "Two dollars..."
from greenteacup :
Haha, I love the Tate, it's incredible there. Have you been before?
from bi-pet :
i always loved: 'slide...'
from snow666white :
I see you are also locked, maybe we can swap? Can I send you the password to your email? I'd then have to ask for your email address... Mine is pearlspectrum@gmail.com
from ivich :
It actually took me a bit to remember what you were referring to. no. I couldn't justify that cost.
from snow666white :
Thanks for the note. I have been very aloof with this diary account... If you would like entry let me know (I feel I may be creating a new account soon).
from greenteacup :
Haha, thank you. :] University seems far off for now, but considering how the past two years have gone- I'm sure it'll come up faster than expected. I'm not sure what I want to study there, hopefully something will click soon, aha. xxx
from and-darling :
Actual skydiving. Quite addictive.
from absinthesigh :
I came, I read 8-). Thank you!! I'll be here again soon. I sometimes do not have computer access for days on end. with love, abs
from delighted :
Hmm... I go to croatia wednesday. I have decided to send you a postcard from there...
from sky-rocket :
get thee to a supermarket. you can then speak to the cashier and/or person who bags groceries.
from killingjar :
my autumn plans involve 19 credits of photojournalism, art history, and curating a gallery at school. i'm looking for more binderies around brooklyn to work at because my summer job binding artist books at this letterpress in connecticut is over but there aren't that many binderies around. nobody makes anything by hand anymore. in fact my job, internship and roomate all left on the same day and it was hard to get out of bed yesterday because i didn't know what to do with myself! what are your autumn plans?
from cityofglass :
i am there sometimes.
from delighted :
Okay. I will send you a postcard. My tomorrow.
from greenteacup :
Thanks. the majority of rural France sort off screams out to be photographed. And thank you for the password, by the way. I hope that you're well xxx
from tofalldivine :
It was horrific and poorly made really. That is the joy of dreams because in them you really don't care that you are wearing the ugliest creation ever. Thank you for the book list!
from tofalldivine :
It was weird. Light blue with an asymmetrical hemline and white lettering and white edging underneath. What sort of books do I like...hmm...does anything work? There isn't a whole lot I won't read and enjoy. I've been reading lots of fiction about ancient China and modern India. I'm just finishing up the memoirs of a wildlife veterinarian. Fantasy never goes amiss and any of the more morbid or twisted classics catch my attention. I like things that frighten the life out of me as well. So anything you can suggest I will read as long as it isn't Ayn Rand or by an economist.
from revisions :
it's on the profile...
from delighted :
Thanks for the comments on flickr. My mom is odd.
from tofalldivine :
I wonder how you ever found me amusing when you seem to only love "starved-lovely" promiscuous girls. I am positive I am not one of those girls so I mostly find it odd. On a completely random note, do you have any book suggestions? I find myself lacking decent reading material of late.
from bi-pet :
i used to live and work there for a year back in the days when i was 19.
from dwell :
How about you add me? I can't find you. My profile name is Impeccable E If you can't find it, send me a link to yours?
from painted-eyes :
I'm back, so no more missing me anymore.
from tofalldivine :
Thank you. It wasn't really going poorly before. I just needed some changes is all.
from knock-first :
Nice to see your still quite the social butterfly. I still pop in on you every once in a while. You have made me laugh more than once.
from protoplast :
On my next rainy day I will sit down with a glass, make that bottle wine and catch up on your writings.
from mehiel :
You're always talking about the fun things you've done in life, and but I still have no idea what those fun things are. Aren't you worried about your own Stories being lost, if you don't share them?
from mehiel :
Just wanted to say hi and that I'm glad to see you're still posting. Why don't you write some of your own Adventures here? You always hint, but never deliver! :P
from greenteacup :
I'm glad to hear it. I've got too much of my life documented here, so I couldn't leave even if I tried to. Thanks for the note, by the way. I hope you're welll. xxx
from tranntpigge :
you know, feeding him the ipecac might be kind of funny. but he's mostly a nice guy, and he has called the ed center 3 times for me today and is going to take me there. of course, this only works until osu's lovely insurance denies my claim, but it's nice of him to go through the gestures with me for the time being. i do feel kind of guilty because i don't particularly love him. but i don't particularly hate him either. i'd say i'm mostly apathetic. at least if i marry him i can get away from my family.
from tofalldivine :
Hey! Thanks for the password. Really appreciated it. You seem like such an interesting person.
from ivich :
I think I am just desperate enough to think that the key to my life is a glass water tube suspended by a silver chain. The smarter choice, would be Italy.. I need to go back to florence.
from tailbonelust :
Oh yeah? Wicked as in how? I'm guessing not coffee stories. :)
from tranntpigge :
it turns out that if you drink ipecac everyday, you develop a tolerance to it, and it doesn't work anymore. so, no more. it's pointless now. not much i can do about the fiance. on the plus side, my initials will be e.l.f. when i marry him. of course, in all the time i've known him, he has never once followed through on anything. so maybe he has no intention of ever marrying me. he still hasn't paid me back for the ring. i doubt he ever will. if i bought my own ring, am i really obligated to marry him? is it truly an engagement ring, then, or just a $200 splurge?
from tofalldivine :
Thank you very much! I'm glad I entertained you. I'd love to get a look at yours if you'd be so kind as to honor me with a password. If not, then thanks for dropping a line and letting me know you are reading.
from bi-pet :
thank you... pity your diary is locked. if you'd like me to read a little feelfree to send me your password. blue-hour@web.de
from protoplast :
Thanks you. It's always nice to hear kind words, even when it's from "strangers."
from sky-rocket :
skyrocket/orange
from revisions :
well my husband took a job there and the organization offered me one as well. time to enter the real world i guess...
from tranntpigge :
don't know where or why i am or what i'm doing. and apparently i told my boyfriend i'd marry him. and i don't know why. and he still owes me $100 for the shitty ring--shouldn't he have bought it in the first place. i should runaway to germany.
from revisions :
surreal...and a bit strange.
from how-to-fight :
No, I don't ever want to be twentysomething! I want to be a girl always....!
from absinthesigh :
Thank you for the note. I'm still lurking about 8-). I cannot read your Diary as it is locked. with love, ophelia
from pipersplace :
Glad you enjoyed the link. She was a fascinating person during a fascinating time. She also has a very entrancing look. Non-traditional but very erotic.
from cianne :
i swear i will get around to an update soon ... i certainly have enough time on my hands at the moment, although that is a period that's ticking to a close for a good long time. at any rate, thanks for the nudge, i'm sure i needed it. also, i did mean to ask you for your password a while back, but i was offline for quite a while and lost track of things. could you share?
from killingjar :
it was never clear to me either
from eirever :
can't say that i have. something's remain in edit longer than they should. thank you for asking, though.
from and-darling :
It's Alex. I decided that I'd date older men, and the oldest men I've ever 'been' with was a good ten years older than me. But Alex is only four. Veeta is a 45 year old woman-- but she has so much spunk that if she wanted to touch me I'd let her. Is that odd...?
from and-darling :
It was just a moment. The sex came after the cigar, if that's what you were inquiring. I even thought it was a little reversed-- but hey, lets not stereotype here. Heheh. I think, you know, that you could probably get a lovely lady to strip for you-- they usually tend to find the idea of teasing a man visually exciting and alluring-- which is why young girls often do it at least once over the webcam to cure curiousities. Their own and others. I find that breasts look a hell of a lot bigger on camera. Or maybe it's denial.
from how-to-fight :
A nice one!
from and-darling :
Eskimo kisses are where two people rub their noses together. I'm not too sure what kind of kisses you've been taught, Mister. Haha. As for seductive poses and feelings, I think I feel most seductive when I sit down and stare-- that's for strangers. The most seductive moments in the bedroom are probably panty-only related. Women should be proud of their bodies.
from tarkis :
I am just fine.. thank you for asking... and how have you been?
from delighted :
Chekhov, Margaret Atwood's Moral Disorder (interconnected short stories.. not very good.) The Dream Mistress by Jenny Diskie, The Tin Drum by Gunther Grass.
from and-darling :
I do believe that sometimes the moments I feel most beautiful are those where I am dressed up with nowhere to go. Or, in the case of video games, barely wearing anything with my hair and make up done. I don't suppose it's anything nearly as sexy as watching a woman light up a cigarette and peer through a telescope. You should ask your ladies when they feel most sexy and seductive, and how they go about doing it. A lot of women go out of their way too
from troilus :
Not so much excitment, drama or adventure: I've been working in M*lta's equivalent of the State Department for the past few years...but in December I went to Oxford to visit a friend, and...felt jealous (it doesn't take much to make me jealous...) I applied, waited, waited and...was lucky. So now instead of writing a doctoral dissertation on a topic in 20th century U.S foreign policy, I'll probably end up writing about Sino-American relations. A total non-sequitur: how do you deal with the idea of your own mediocrity? (to be clear, I am not referring to 'your own' in the personal sense...)
from troilus :
Do you believe in miracles? I've...been admitted to Oxford. College still to be determined, but I will be studying contemporary China - including Mandarin. Any advice? How do you cope with snobbery? Have you ever tried to drive on the left side of the road? Are you much of a sinologist? And what prompted you to make your journal password protected?
from and-darling :
A friend of mine had stopped a woman inside of the store he worked at, claiming she had to open up her bag because there was an 'incident' regarding theft. It was a black shopping bag-- black for obvious reasons. Unreluctantly the older woman pulled out her loot, which consisted of some lubrication and a new vibrator. She was shameless.
from and-darling :
I'm tried and true a left hander. My grandmother used to get pissed when I wrote Chinese characters with my left hand instead of the right.
from secret-motel :
Thank you for the kind note.
from polygon :
Must have been Tom Swifts, I think. Or Tarzans. / It's sort of like I'm conversing with a past version of you, no?--the you from a month ago. Ever bringing belated answers to old queries, &c
from engelchen :
well, thanks.
from and-darling :
Why is your username raven-72-d? It reminds me of Poe, or that one riddle-- "why is a raven like a writing desk?" Which would suit you well, I think. There was no real answer to the riddle, except what Carroll came up after to satisfy his search. Seventy-two is the perfect number for interest rates. It's the number of a psalm. Maybe a year for something. Or numerology. Seven and two. It goes hand in hand with positive and negative traits. I've been thinking a lot about this.
from sky-rocket :
yes, i totally read through the past. i have three or four old, abandoned diaries on diaryland.
from delighted :
Oh Raven72d, thank you for all your messages. I appreciate them. I am terrible at communication. I avoid contact. I spect you are right about venice/autumn. Perhaps I will go again.
from vintagepearl :
username: vintage password: pearl | I put a lot of thought into it. Mind if I snagged yours as well?
from sky-rocket :
oops. skyrocket / apple. take out the hyphen.
from vintagepearl :
Hehe I went on a temporary hiatus and ended up not checking my notes or talking to anyone really for longer than expected. How are you? Tell me EVERYTHING. [I miss the chat days]
from ladiscrete :
Thank you! :)
from sky-rocket :
you used to read another diary of mine... i don't have your password, but i used to read you. what's your email?
from ladiscrete :
Yes, I did get married and we even bought a lovely little house. We're trying to have a baby now! Strange how people change, hey? :) on another note, how come I can't access to your diary anymore?
from inyourmemory :
the password works fine =) i should update here in a couple of days... depending on what happens, hehe.
from and-darling :
Mushrooms. They're considered psychedelics.
from and-darling :
Oh, I don't know. I like the way it feels, personally. It especially amplifies touch, and allows for an alternate way to see things. Everyone does it now, yes, but I still find the charm is there. It all depends on who's company. There's only that one song by Celldweller I know too. I'll see if I can find it to send to you.
from and-darling :
Mary Renault, hm? Ancient Greece and Homosexuality? I'll have to read a book by her if you promise to read something I've listed in my ramble.
from and-darling :
Uhm... I read books. J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, some Bronte, some Poe. I'm not a big fan of Shakespeare, though I loved The Merchant of Venice. A lot of what I've read lately is world literature-- books translated from various cultures. Like Water for Chocolate, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. I must say, though the Bible is a lot of yaddi-yadda-blah-blah-blah, it proves an interesting text to read. Mostly novels, though. Last one I read was Bell Jar. I really like reading about Hitler too... It's an odd fascination. Wouldn't necessarily say I'm well-read, though. And the e-mail, I did reply with disbelief that you've never played a Nintendo game before! That, and you did make me want to know more. You should start telling me things instead of asking.
from and-darling :
Post scriptum: With all of this reading of your journal, it makes me really want to take you to the university library and delve into the books on-- I believe it was-- the third floor. Lots of History. For a paper, I studied the Nazi Primer, and randomly found that book on the shelves while looking for info about Jugendbund. Unbelievable.
from inyourmemory :
thank you!! can i have a password please?
from and-darling :
Finding a woman to fit all of those characteristics-- including being clever-- is an almost impossible task. It seems they're almost always super gorgeous and not clever at all, or vice-versa. A panty-free and clever girl sounds like a handful to me. Good luck with your to-do list of things for this summer.
from and-darling :
So it was random and unintentional. Well, my name is Ayian (the real is Echo, which oddly sounds more imaginary than Ayian), it's a pleasure to have had you find me like that of a book.
from and-darling :
No. It didn't. Unfortunately I woke up before I found out for sure, though.
from and-darling :
It's always weird to say things about oneself. Reminds me of an interview-- and I lie in those. Like, I say I'm very communicative and that I'm a people person-- and then when they hire me, they expect to see it. I'm not in the least a people person, but then I spend everyday pretending to be. I do a lot of things on my own and rarely spend time with people unless they're particularly close to me. I love psychology, philosophy, and often fancy the idea of obtaining the title of the Philosopher's King. Although, I don't think I could ever give up video games and cameras, or icecream... I don't know what you're looking for in particular. I was always better at giving answers to questions then answers alone. Which is probably why it bothers people that they have to ask exactly the right question to get a certain answer. (I type with 2 fingers, but I do it fast and well. I suppose you could add innuendo to that.) What are your interests and thoughts? More specifically, how did you find me?
from whitetigress :
[waves] Hello! It's been so long. How're you doing?
from elgan :
I am fantastic. Thanks for asking.
from bombasine :
oh, roommate. she's monstrous. my husband is overseas, so i have to deal with her all the damn time now.
from how-to-fight :
British Columbia. I got into acting school over there.
from driftsofeden :
and thank you for the kind words. :)
from driftsofeden :
oh yes, that was my own translation of cicero (with the help of teacher and classmates). memorising it was an ordeal.
from banefulvenus :
the new site is http://www.chickenscratchonacocktailnapkin.com
from sephiragrace :
I recived a card from you the other day. Lovely picture! I shall be sending you a small note in return!
from sylviashadow :
I start the summer off by ordering: 2 Cases of Orangina Soda from Gristede's Market in NYC via Amazon.com. I heard from Wurtzel chick that this stuff is easy on drug-ulcerated tummies--there is also a certain kind of flowery bath stuff that is supposed to ease the ache of Heroin withdraw also recommended by Wurtzel... Ordering the scone sampler and devon cream from any website with a good deal. I keep instant matzo ball soup....
from lady-frenzy :
A locked entry? Why, I didn't know you had anything to hide. Unless it's murder... It's murder, isn't it?
from pipersplace :
Thanks for the password. I would have been asking you for it anyways.
from lourspete :
hi! katie and i are happy to hear from you and to have the pw so we can read. :) we had fun in sacramento promoting the movie, and katie loves cranberry muffins the best, so she was okay that we didn't get to have bananas and cream. we're promoting the movie again the first weekend in may, but that convention is in los angeles, so we won't have to drive anywhere. except la, which katie hates. the drive to and from sacramento was fine. we didn't have very much traffic, and all of us talked about movies and television and books, so it was good. :) it's nice to 'see' you again. say hi to dorrie and the other stufflings. :) your pal, pete
from troilus :
Hi. fautdemieux.greatestjournal.com (You'll have to get an account and be added to my friends list to see some of the entries..but that is easily arranged) I fear that I cannot really write anymore - in fact, if you do bother to check out that website, most of the best material was written more than two years ago.
from endless-sea :
Yes, Philip Glass. : ) He's probably my favourite modern composer. Hm, my night time thoughts... not much to say; I guess they often come from the same place that thoughts come from when I'm on public transport, or in transit. Don't you find that you are yourself without distraction in times like those?
from endless-sea :
I have come to decide that all ghosts are Korean, and the same person. She appears sometimes in the faces of strangers, or the voices of singers who I think she'd like. :) It's my birthday this month - I'm always morose in April. (Even when having birthdays were fashionable). Speaking of birthdays, I'm interested in people's favourite ones. What's yours? And why was that?
from missfemme :
your name. and *prague*
from missfemme :
I'm sorry. I'll think of you in prague. I do miss you incredibly. I hope your very well.
from painted-eyes :
It's called "Holy Saturday", by the way...Dumb note, I know, but I don't know...I've had some interesting times lately...Just been really down on myself.
from transcend :
I smoked two cigarettes tonight, in honor of a friend's birthday. Both American Spirits. Both while taunting him with the inaccessibility of my flesh, which so very much wants to be accessible.
from sylviashadow :
I'd so drink absinthe with you! I am enchanted by the whole scene--it is very difficult to find any real absinthe these days--kind of how it must've been trying to find Cuban cigars in the 80's, you just couldn't--or so I was told by my grandad. But yes, real or faux--preferably real. What's a synthetic green faerie? Bad faerie bad!
from transcend :
I think you'd enjoy Lily Allen. (music)
from troilus :
The letters after my name don't say 'troilus, messenger', but is there any way I can help?
from xbrokengurlx :
Username: xbrokengurlx pw: innewstars <3
from sephiragrace :
a small paper greeting is in the mail today.
from sephiragrace :
hooray! And I will let you know when yours gets sent off. :)
from sylviashadow :
Here I am--boosting your stats and your spirits! Boost mine and leave me a note...watch the latest video I put up--it's hillarious! =)
from pipersplace :
You know, I've always worn bras and based on my size, I have no idea why. I don't think anyone would ever notice.
from mehiel :
If you have an accent, so does everyone around you. Maybe Lauren was just trying to get under your skin -- she clearly did -- but the most attractive thing about anyone is their confidence, no matter what their accent. (And any voice can be sexy as long as it's saying the right things.) Don't let some smirking girl take your voice away.
from painted-eyes :
Amethysts have special meaning for me. *smiles* I wish I knew how to upload pictures of my own, but I think you must be a gold member for that, plus, I lack the technical skills. How have you been?
from transcend :
I will stay. You are one of the things keeping me here. I'm so glad you're here, and still happy with the little layout I did for you so long ago. Are you still happy with it? I could always change it if you like.
from delighted :
Indeed.China would be better. I hope I am not murdered in my bed....
from lady-frenzy :
Thank you. I would have said 'starved', but a friend who reads my diary watches me like a hawk on eating issues.
from erato :
I'm married and a good decade past the golden age of nymph. If it's any consolation to you, and since I am in the hands of Julien MacDonald, I shall bequeath you my legion of acolytes. Take care of them.
from writergrrl88 :
I do believe Camel No. 9s are the next big thing in the smoking habits of young women. But they are undoubtedly a woman's cigarette. I heard about a man I know who smokes them, and I wondered if he realized his manhood was in jeopardy from acts. (Of course, the exception to this would be a man taking one from his lady's pack -- especially post coitus.)
from lady-frenzy :
Ok, Mister, were going to try something and its called dont think. You think too much and youre unhappy because intelligent individuals just are. Dont think; buy the iPod, and even if I have to stay on the phone for hours with you trying to figure out how to rip/download music, I will do it. At worst to go (and only if you trust me), I can remote assist with the whole process from my computer. But hon, ya gotta put one foot in front of the other...
from transcend :
Hello! I'm not dead in the land of diaryland. You're right about things seeming to fade, though. D-land doesn't feel as vibrant as it once did. I'm still vibrating, anyway.
from lady-frenzy :
I wish, oh wish I could convince you that the worst youll ever meet after dark is a scared pedestrian like myself; your car is just a car and what happens to it happens; and for godsakes play hooky once in a while itll do you good. You're a Dr., remember?
from sumi37 :
oh yes. sandy. scottish queen. oh my yes.
from painted-eyes :
Thankyou. I'm so happy. A bit of intense emotions, but happy at the moment.
from painted-eyes :
It went well. Some good, some bad, but mostly good. I love her to death.
from polygon :
Alluring monsters are possibly more alluring than subtle ones. / Smartypantsishly, &c
from knock-first :
I haven't reached a destination worthy of an epiphany, or any defining moments. Still waiting, pondering, closeting myself- trying to decide whether the corporate sellout life is right for me. Money grows, but I shrink. Perhaps I'll be bored of this soon.
from knock-first :
been on a long mental vacation
from cianne :
why hello darling! i know i've been a rotten diary keeper lately. a lot has gone on in the past year or so (none of it exciting, sadly), and it's been easier just to be sort of mindless once i get home rather than hash it all out. i'm planning on writing a giant entry, but frankly i don't look forward to the thinking-about-it that involves, so i've been putting it off. i will get to it soon, though. 'tis lovely to hear from you, though - hope you're well.
from girl101 :
isn't law amazing? tell me things. xx
from writergrrl88 :
MLA has its place in the academy, I believe. I've written in Chicago Manual and APA, but I like my zombie text best in MLA.
from polygon :
subtle monsters, perhaps. i hope my neglect hasn't already killed the question. / ever sociably, p.gon
from lady-frenzy :
I say if the risks involve getting throat Chlamydia, it constitutes sex. But if youre doing it to avoid actual coitus, then I guess its not sex.
from painted-eyes :
I suppose you're right.
from icomeundone :
I hath returned.
from painted-eyes :
I'm not certain of what my own backstories are though. I try to block them out at times. . . which I suppose isn't healthy.
from delighted :
Hmm..I was thinking more of the myth that they feed greyhounds on liver and beer. But I can see how unclear it was... damn. Coffee and cigarettes though, breakfast of champions.
from mehiel :
What, you thought I was older? :)
from sumi37 :
Well...this particular Chinatown hotel was a Holiday Inn - so there was no distinctive Chinatown feel about it per se - though right next door to the hotel is the typical Chinese diner with roasted ducks (heads on, of course) hanging in the front window. And steamed shrimp rolls, and congee, and Horlicks....mmmmmmmm
from bombasine :
medium sized diving ducks. male voices a faint whistled "whe-o" in courtship, while the female makes a grating "garf, garf."
from painted-eyes :
I will, I will, give me some time, though, I've been busy.
from painted-eyes :
I am quite happy with it as well. I do hope things are going well for you; you only deserve the best.
from lady-frenzy :
Thank you for the card. It made my day. :0)
from tailbonelust :
I sent it a while ago in an email. I'll resend.
from yrmartyr :
i mostly, and always have, written at livejournal. i know you see me there.
from division-day :
thank you so much for the legal advice, i don't know what i would have done otherwise! and i must disagree, your life is not shameful. you shouldn't be afraid of meeting people. everyone has secrets. don't assume other people are more perfect than you...
from lady-frenzy :
Dexter! I completely forgot about that show!! That kid was like the deranged offspring of some Nazi psychopath, right?
from painted-eyes :
*smiles sweetly* I will. I promise. I have a new email address so don't feel frightened if someone with a very long email address from gmail.com happens to email you a strange email. It'll probably be me.
from painted-eyes :
"And when one partner asked, okay, we know what the word is for someone who likes little boys, and someone who likes little girls, but what about guys who like little animals-- I was able to look at him over my glasses and just say "Arkansan" in a deadpan voice" Oh, gosh, that made me smile so big...Sometimes, I swear I just love you to death.
from yrmartyr :
thankyou, sugar. i hope your christmas was wonderful. and, am curious. you mention 'bodylikeberlin,' someone i used to know. does this mean you have a livejournal, too?
from lady-frenzy :
As you've probably noticed, I've been slow sending you a Christmas card... umm, would it be ok if I sent a valentine instead? ^_^
from painted-eyes :
How do you know what love is if it smacks you in the face/what if it's just another line/another melody/another set of words just floating from another set of lips?
from mehiel :
Please cross your fingers for my own little Bauhaus the Cat (a very sweet Smoke Egyptian Mau) whose health has been twitchy lately.
from haloaskew :
Awwww, thanks! :)
from incog-notion :
thank you!! i got a christmas card today forwarded from my old address. thank you :) a nice unexpected surprise.
from mehiel :
And happy Year Seven to you, too! I know what you mean about wanting religion to be a personal, private thing. There are plenty of things in most religious texts which demand action and public service, but they don't demand public displays of public service, or public displays of belief. The idea that God somehow "sees it better" when one expounds or retaliates on television is ludicrous. If one believes in an all-powerful deity, one had better belief that said deity sees you when you're sleeping, knows when you're awake, and knows if you've been bad or good. There's no need to trumpet one's religion. God sees it anyway -- at least in theory.
from lady-frenzy :
Half-way there-- I have a porn collection.
from incog-notion :
hi. just got your guestbook signing on my xanga...
from tailbonelust :
Thank you. :)
from erato :
And you also.
from mehiel :
Yes, I've taken to carrying my garter dagger with me.
from sephiragrace :
I enjoyed reading your xmas entry. I laughed to myself after reading about the baby jesus butt plug. literally, there was a website that had those toys. I remember there was something with mary too. And there was a crusifix dildo. it was just hilarious.
from yrmartyr :
you speak so fondly of this kdot person, and it makes me smile so.
from mehiel :
My favourite has always been the George C. Scott version of "A Christmas Carol."
from yrmartyr :
nights creep in and choke.
from yrmartyr :
finally, a telivision show that selectivly houses the power to make men feel small and insignificant (as some/most of them should), where as there are probably a million that have the same, and more harsh, affect on woman. ive never realized the reasoning behind why i liked the show so much, aside from well, the sex, but now that you've pointed it out, i like it even more :). also, feeling worse..haha, but, thank you. are the nites treating you well?
from pipersplace :
Why does it seem like so many people who read Nietzsche and Ayn Rand suddenly turn into assholes for a few months?
from yrmartyr :
graci graci graci dahling
from mehiel :
*hugs* I'll probably do a short story on the Republic of Ezo at some point.
from lady-frenzy :
Wombat, you say? I thought that I would only receive a complimentary sonic screwdriver and an extensive wardrobe of burberry and argyle pattern clothing As for staying panty-free, I rather like the binding effects of underwear.
from yrmartyr :
i recieved your card in the mail. thank you. your handwriting is beautiful and just as i remembered. as for not returning the voicemails.....you'll forgive me, wont you?
from lady-frenzy :
I'd kill for a Hogwarts house scarf... Slytherin, probably...
from mehiel :
Oh, is there a good article online on the Republic of Ezo? It sounds fascinating.
from painted-eyes :
I'll be home for much of the season. Starting today and extending until January 17th...I can't say that I'm exactly looking forward to the prospect of going home, but I'm not regretting it much either. It's a strange phenomenon going back home...
from painted-eyes :
I can just imagine that...You with your fingerless gloves and long coats, I do hope you smile. You seem so lovely, but so lonely.
from yrmartyr :
also, yesturday whilst stumbling to work, i spotted this lovely girl walking, with blond hair pulled back and a short blue skirt on, black boots to the knees, and a long scarf traveling down her mid-section. i smiled and thought immediatly of you, and how you wouldve appreciated her lithe body and her attire.
from yrmartyr :
i love your commantary on miss spears, and how you harbour no use for her. and agree with your lohan comments. she is, by far, much more fuckable. her voice always does it for me; that sort of smokey deep voice. also, was it you, by any chance, that texted my phone with a PLEASE CALL message? i hope that youre well, and that you have a pleasent weekend full of literature and dvds. <3
from painted-eyes :
The image of you in fingerless gloves is adorable...and I mean that in a nice way, not a condescending way.
from paleblue- :
thanks for your message, just as i remember, you are great to read.
from yrmartyr :
I, am too shy :(
from banefulvenus :
I've decided to start a new diary on a new site. The NEW diary site is now under construction and will be posted at: www.chickenscratchonacocktailnapkin.com/main.html Drop me a note if you decide to stop by. : )
from painted-eyes :
Mmm, I can't wait until I have those things. I need to start my own library and start my own life. But some days, I feel like giving up. Lately I've been good about not giving in to my cowardly desires of giving up and just ending it all.
from sumi37 :
But does he not blind you with science even so? But where are the pirate twins? Alas! Europa! (oh, my country.....)
from painted-eyes :
Your Thanksgiving sounds lovely compared to the hectic one I had. Thankyou for the compliments. I'm at a university in Kansas City. I'm not sure whether I like it or not. I just wish I could settle down for once.
from painted-eyes :
Thank you...Thanksgiving makes me realize I want to be alone more and more as I grow older. How was your holiday?
from banefulvenus :
just a temp. lock. I'll have it up and running again soon. I was trying to edit the site a little and didn't want anyone to get the wrong idea while the site is in transition. I might take the content to another site/server. I will definately forward you the info as soon as I'm done. Hoping to complete it by tonight. : ) I didn't think anyone even read my ranting anymore. Hope you're doing well.
from sumi37 :
You are correct - no cornbread stuffing for us here on this not-so-long-ago windswept shore. And oysters - yes! just not in the stuffing. Because we should all pay heed to the words of Alton Brown and repeat - 'stuffing is evil.' Now *dressing* on the other hand.....
from mehiel :
It's true, I am here in Canada with my husband. But I am a little (very) sad that my friends are all elsewhere. I had to call them all today...it was awkward.
from mehiel :
Happy birthday! And happy Thanksgiving!
from sumi37 :
The happiest of birthdays to you, dear professor. May there be many more lyrical, literary days ahead of you. All the best - anna
from sylviashadow :
bet you never thought you'd see me here again huh? I may get a new d-land name and start agian. I'll let you know if I do.
from troilus :
Alas, you have a facility with the production of elegant sentences that I can only envy. Many thanks for the Lovecraft recommendation - I shall try to get to it as soon as I can stop listening to this blasted chaconne by Bach. My plans? Applied to both, will attend whichever one offers a place; if both, then in that unlikely event the preference is towards the Ox from Oxbridge, for no particular reason except that a somewhat recent ex will be undertaking a PhD in Cambridge at the department where I would be beginning my doctorate, and she is best to be avoided (for her health and well-being, and mine) My main area of interest, insofar as research is concerned, lies in the history of neoconservatism, and I can never really make up my mind where that's a topic of history or international relations. It must, I think, straddle the line between both. In any case, i think the idea has been abused far too much, and can probably stand another exigesis.
from troilus :
Many thanks for alerting me to the error about the empire of the Habsburgs, which has been fixed, as well as for the advice about Manx, with whom we Wightians have been have quite some trouble lately. Of course I jest. About your collegiate advice, I can only say that I am torn between the lure of tradition and the heavy formal requirements it imposes, of which I am slightly leery. Of course, in the end this may all be academic, as both may reject my 'advances'...but one does hope. "La speranza e' l'ultima a morire" (or so the Italians say) Be well.
from troilus :
If you had the chance to be a member of one college at either Cambridge or Oxford, which would you choose? And why?
from yrmartyr :
THESE things. damnit. i've taken over your notes section. time for coffee. have a beautiful day.
from yrmartyr :
just woke up....slightly disoriented....i will keep this things in mind, m. but know that i'll wear mah big winter boots with said skirt. :nodsnods:
from yrmartyr :
sent, m'dear. sent. and, best description, ever.
from sephiragrace :
its really nice. it's a condo, im getting used to it. my cat is going to stay w/ mom & dad. we tried to move him but he freaked out. he is very sensitive. thats ok, i can visit him all the time. we need to keep in touch more often than not. take care.
from yrmartyr :
mittens, of course! :grins: and, thankyou, for the compliment.
from yrmartyr :
mmmmmm yes. and its just cold enough to wear minutes and gloves and walk briskly home, because there is always a bed and tangled sheets waiting. UGH. this is making me miss my lovah.
from yrmartyr :
Atumn, is, in fact, my favourite. You failed to mention, though, sharing coffee with a lover during a walk home, admiring said afternoon. Thank you :)
from yrmartyr :
tell me something beautiful.
from mehiel :
Have you read the "Dexter" novels? I think there are two. Also, can you think of any Murakami short stories with dismemberment? And thanks about the biscuits!
from sephiragrace :
im just getting settled in. it's really nice. Kinda strange being alone. But its not bad. I'm getting used to it slowly. we need to talk soon. take care.
from sweet-haze :
It's now, painted-eyes.
from mehiel :
You do? Wow. That makes me want to try some... Is making biscuits difficult? We've got loads of strawberry and raspberry jam here, as well as apple butter.
from tooths :
i will tomorrow. expect great things.
from mehiel :
I like peach cobbler, myself. Like peach pie, but with biscuit topping. And I mean biscuit in the American sense of the term. Man, I miss biscuits. Haven't had them in ages. I have this crushing sense that I'm really going to be sad on American Thanksgiving.
from sumi37 :
well...we actually have a sea chest from the 1880s in the house. It's from Seaford, VA - and somewhere down the line it was transformed from a ship carpenter's chest into a bar. So we have glasses and bottles and cocktail napkins in it - since that's what it has become. Oh - and I only just got a new business card. I'll send or scan it.
from tooths :
is that right? i'll send you an email sometime. ;]
from oftenabsent :
I think you should always associate me with Miss S. Johansson. I update this diary as a separate entity from the Livejournal. Do feel free to pop round every so often, to see if I've found something to say. -L.
from sephiragrace :
happy autumn!
from tooths :
There have been ups and downs. Yourself?
from lady-frenzy :
You got it right! (and my legs are looking pretty edible...)
from mehiel :
*hugs* I don't know why, but I just felt like doing that.
from magpiefaerie :
You have always been a favorite of mine, my dear long-eared small desert hedgehog. I'm sad to see that I am no longer a favorite of yours, though. Ah, well. I will endeavor to try harder. Life is ... well ... hard. I keep trying to remind myself that a life that comes too easily would not be worth living. So far it hasn't kept me from bitching, but I'm hoping for my newly enlightened attitude to arrive in the mail any day now. And yourself?
from protoplast :
Scary? In what way? Some of it's better than the rest, but thanks for the compliment.
from mehiel :
I don't know, really. I guess I thought that you considered me boring, or something, because I'm married and not built like the other girls you read/write about. But if you don't, then that's a lovely surprise. Thanks also for your condolences.
from katiedoyle :
i don't know tarantino well enough to know, unfortunately. fatburgers are pretty damned good, though. :)
from katiedoyle :
i'm actually working on a pete book right now. :) i will also be constructing a website for him when i get home, in the hopes of interesting a publisher more easily. i'll keep you posted. :)
from mehiel :
You thought of me as stodgy and prudish? :P
from mehiel :
Somehow I thought you would. :P Was the story a surprise?
from mehiel :
It's finished!
from mehiel :
You've inspired my next entry, re: dressing as a Catholic schoolgirl.
from katiedoyle :
I *hate* Swiss Protestant Vampires, too. They're such a pita. All of the guilt, none of the fun. And they always have cold hands.
from katiedoyle :
i want a burger so badly, i can't say. you really should try fatburger. :)
from mehiel :
I think you and I have a "normal" relationship. At least, a fairly normal one. And I think your relationship with K-dot is pretty normal. It's all on a spectrum. But you talk pretty often with K-dot and Ellen, and you still read me, despite the fact that I'm married and not nearly as sexy as those other girls you read.
from mehiel :
Really? I sort of hoped you would.
from sumi37 :
It's got Riverine ironclads, random gunboats and of course, the Gloire and the Warrior....
from sumi37 :
Other than the typical length, beam, draft, speed, armament, complement....you could really call it an Ironclad Commonplace book - as there are excerpts from letters, diaries, official reports etc. from 1861/1862.
from tailbonelust :
Just got back from a cruise paid for by my loving (and annoying) mother for my birthday.
from daisy-daisy :
You sweet person. This is Kerrie - no longer on diaryland and shocked this still works actually - but I had a horrible day and wasn't expecting mail at all, let alone mail from you :) And after one of these days, the awful ones where all the little things converge and it just gets too much, it means an awful lot that someone thought of me. I have just fallen in the door from work and am exhausted - but I promise I will email you tomorrow. Take care now.
from bombasine :
nachttsendung is just a family surname...
from whitetigress :
Thank you very much for your comments! I'm on this thing so rarely... (.^_^)
from pipersplace :
Not sure what I'll be doing for Halloween. What about you. Any fun plans?
from vintagepearl :
:) awesome.. un & pw vintagepearl this.
from sweet-haze :
What kind of stuff would you like to see? I'm partial to my vignettes, true-to-life things about me but just short snippets.
from writergrrl88 :
Though I have no experiences with SUV sex, I can say (from personal experience) that pick-up truck sex requires the most flexibility. Being able to both orally pleasure a man and then submit to being taken in the many positions of his choice requires both extreme flexibility and a loose, short skirt.
from sumi37 :
sadly, i couldn't attend the christening of CVN-77 (though i got to visit it whilst under construction - which is actually much more special!). I did get to see bits and pieces of it via sattelite, though the storm kept knocking out reception. right now i'm sitting on the edge of the chesapeake bay watching the cargo ships at anchor awaiting a break in the weather. but it looks like the outdoor wedding will happen after all, as there is now a hint of blue in the sky and on the waves...
from bombasine :
the thing is, i've faked my way into a great job i really shouldn't have. i'm a total lie, right now. with another week of hard work, i'll be completely competent - it's just a strange position to be in, right now.
from mehiel :
In my purse (black Matt and Nat "metro" model with Year of the Boar Burmese jade charm), I have: my tiny spiral bound notebook, with black gel pen; admissions forms for two graduate programmes; Victoria's Secret lipgloss palette; portable Kleenex packet; Burt's Bees Honey lip balm; Terry Eagleton's "After Theory"; a tube of FCUK Her solid perfume; other makeup, mostly comprised of Clinique special castoffs; Halls Fruit Breezers throat drops in Cool Berry...yes, that's about it.
from sweet-haze :
It's nice sleeping away the days, but then, I find myself to be nocturnal.
from sephiragrace :
yes, a nice cool breeze under the stars! LOL im moving out, thats the big news. yay!
from sweet-haze :
Mmm, I'm finding I enjoy sleep more than reality sometimes.
from sweet-haze :
I can surprisingly pull it off...I hate, though, the feeling of loneliness.
from sephiragrace :
i havent heard from you in awhile. new things are happening.
from mehiel :
Maybe you should join a forum. It's how I met Robert, after all. (And how Cayce met Parkaboy!)
from sweet-haze :
Well, you have a braveness I do not, I suppose. I do not flirt well.
from mehiel :
It's 10:40 pm. Is that too late to call?
from vintagepearl :
Thanks :) I'm terrible at explaining about myself, haha, what is it you'd like to know? I do alright answering questions.
from mehiel :
Just wanted to let you know that I'm reading "Pattern Recognition" and I thought of you and thought of calling you, but didn't have your number any longer. Also, midway through, I realized I was wearing all black, and it was a slightly creepy Cayce-esque moment.
from sweet-haze :
That was slightly flirtaous...(Good lord, is that spelled right?) I'm sure it's delicious
from jangela :
Hey - just saw the entry. Um...I worked as a bartender (in lounges/nightclubs where people like Boy George and Paul Oakenfold came to perform). Never, ever, ever as a stripper (would never do that, have nothing against it - but I couldn't). I'm not clear on where you would have gotten that from. Anyway, cheers - j.
from tailbonelust :
We did leave the bedroom
from vintagepearl :
Thanks :) I see you have 1365 entries, congrats! That's a very high number of Dland episodes, and I wish to accomplish that many and more someday.
from vintagepearl :
You mentioned Maine! xD It was a happy moment for me. I'm from Maine, and no one ever mentions it. The leaves are very beautiful :)
from sweet-haze :
Thankyou.
from mehiel :
Ooh, you need to read KW Jeter's book "Noir," for his "Indeadted" idea.
from mehiel :
Does the leggings + man's shirt look work on petites? Because I -like- the look, with how comfortable it sounds. I'm just not sure how it would look on -me-. For the longest time, I couldn't even wear jeans--they just fell right off me. Sadly, those days are over. I have -curves- now.
from mehiel :
Start wearing suits and acting mysteriously. Everyone else at the firm will think you're working on a major case, and you'll probably get promoted through word of mouth alone. Also, wearing color = ballsiness.
from lady-frenzy :
Ive reflected upon you eating alone and have concluded that it is more common than common. Ive eaten alone the majority of my post high school years, but then again I have an ED, so that kinda justifies it. Cheer up. Its when you dont seek that you acquire. A hot pantieless chick will come along.
from mehiel :
The Burt's Bees bay rum aftershave is wonderful stuff.
from katiedoyle :
mcd's fries are the best, agreed. i hate bk fries. they do have better burgers, but i have to say, i am finally fan of the in-n-out burger, the habit burger, and fatburger burgers. bun and beef above all the other burger chain burgers. that said, none of them do fries to save their lives. what is UP with that?
from sweet-haze :
I just wish sometimes, I was the shine in somebody's eyes.
from sweet-haze :
Words are all I'm worth...which isn't much
from mehiel :
I like the Twinings Irish Breakfast with milk and honey. Strong stuff. Also, please give me a recommendation on an egg poacher. I'd really like one, but we don't have one. I'm so glad you've decided to sign up for the exam, too. I'm going to wish you luck. Maybe the questions will have changed? Who knows. I just think it's the perfect fit for you.
from lady-frenzy :
Up until a few years ago, I couldn't stand even being hugged by people, let alone anything else. I gave me the worst feeling in the pit of my stomach. That, and sexual things, discussions, etc, have always made me blush. I still get made fun of for it. So I avoid most of what I can.
from mehiel :
I'm an Irish Breakfast drinker, myself.
from laura-diane :
oh, it's stressful. but i'm making it!
from lourspete :
the pyramid was neat. :) elle is really shy. she likes to stay inside katie's bag. i think it's because she's so small. the world is a really big place, especially when you're so small.
from mehiel :
Yay! It sounds like so much fun.
from lady-frenzy :
Thank you kindly. I will.
from mehiel :
I have a new layout! And this one actually works worth a damn!
from mehiel :
That's it!! K-Dot has hit upon it! You need a new Life, and I know exactly how you can get it! Now, please don't laugh at me for suggesting it: the foreign service exam. I -know- you could do this, with your etiquette and languages and history and all of your stored-up knowledge. It would be so exciting and you could get away to someplace wonderful and rainy, and you would absolutely have to meet other people who were non-lawyers. Oh please do consider it, for me.
from lourspete :
i like the art nouveau entrances, too. have you seen the pyramid? it's very large! katie got a new friend for me. there's a picture of her and me in my diary now. :) your friend, pete
from tailbonelust :
Yes, that is indeed my mom's maiden name. :) It's also my social security symbol.
from lady-frenzy :
Umm, I like that anime... you need to do some background reading in order to get the full story (just like Blood).
from sweet-haze :
In a word, Hell...It's getting better though.
from sweet-haze :
I will, I promise.
from sweet-haze :
I know, I have missed your pep talks and sweet words.
from mehiel :
Where is Wm. Gibson's blog, exactly?
from neonlemonz :
I have a new diary now... sweet-haze
from lady-frenzy :
Why learn how to cook when there's a Japanese Village where the chefs can do it so much better, with wicked-ass salt shaker twirling abilities to boot?
from katiedoyle :
well, of *course* there are french fries snobs. shuh. ;)kd
from mehiel :
That partner is a predator who merely sniffed blood in the water. It all contributes to the nascent homoeroticism in your office, I think. Maybe you should talk this all out with a good area pro-domme. ;)
from mehiel :
Oh, yes, sorry! I'm never sure if you're still reading me--I presume I'm not sexy enough. :P The new username is "mata," the password "hari." And you really need to read more Japrisot--I recommend "A Trap for Cinderella" and "The Sleeping Car Murders," and of course "A Very Long Engagement."
from lourspete :
rotunda is a good word. :) we went to porte dauphine yesterday. i don't know why the picture of me is so reddish, though. it doesn't look that way on katie's hard drive. i hope you feel better. you should snuggle up with dorrie and watch something good on tv. i like doing that with katie, and it makes her feel better.
from pipersplace :
I have no idea what became of her. She used to write to me a lot but I haven't heard from her in a long time. Too bad. She was a lot of fun.
from katiedoyle :
are you kidding me, now there are tea snobs? i *like* darjeeling. it is my very favorite tea. it has a delicate flavor that accepts very little sweetener and actually goes well with honey or cream/milk. it isn't overloaded with caffeine, and it tastes very clean. it's a *classic*. what on earth is not to like about it? thanks for the story about the ridiculous woman who thinks we don't own our bodies. you made me laugh. and roll my eyes. what a stupid chit. it just figures she was a cabinet member. ::sigh:: kd
from lourspete :
:) thank you. the paintings were very nice. the english tour was fun, too. i recommend it. i hope you and dorrie had a nice weekend. pete
from lourspete :
ps. tomorrow, we're probably going back to the opera, to take the english tour!
from lourspete :
katie feels better now. she said to tell you thank you for the kind thoughts. it was nice of those people to let me sit on the bench, huh? i can't believe how big those paintings were. wow! i hope you and all your stuffling friends have a very nice weekend. your pal, pete
from missfemme :
try it again. The username being raven72 the password being thewaitress please delete these notes?
from lourspete :
:) thank you. :) you should take dorrie to tea. it was fun. :) katie's been sick ever since, so we are staying in and didn't go to montmartre. but i think we might be going back to the opera to take the tour tomorrow. katie seems to be feeling a little better.
from lourspete :
katie didn't know about that store. she says to say thank you. she put my shirt back on me so i won't get dirty. paris is a pretty dirty city, because there are so many people. she wants to take the ribbing off the shirt so it won't fit so tight and hurt my fur. we went to the paris opera today, so i have 2 new pictures. say hi back to everybody. :) pete
from lourspete :
i'm sorry for not writing. i need katie's help to reach the keys, and she doesn't always have time. she said to tell you she's sorry. my very first picture will come back when we get back home again. katie doesn't have it on this computer. thank you for letting us know it's gone. katie's been looking for a new shirt for me for 3 years, but i'm not the same size as other bears, so she hasn't been able to find one, and she thinks the one i have is ruining my fur, so she wants to get me one that won't do that. it's making me threadbare in places, and that really upset her. i'm glad she loves me so much. hug dorian and say hi. your friend, pete
from tooths :
this morning? i have found something that gives me meaning. and i spent these past three days caring for a creature that needs me more than i need myself.
from lady-frenzy :
Oh, how I loath films about successful potheads. In reality, most teenage stoners dont make it past the 10th grade or their occupation as a sandwich artist.
from tailbonelust :
Cunt by Ingrid Muscio? I dig hipbones, too. Nope, no horror for me. AIM: StaleFreshness. IM me for nudes. Just kidding, I don't have nudes, but do IM me, sometime.
from tailbonelust :
That is definitely sexy...in a very weird way. Have you read the book Cunt? It's cuntastic.
from tailbonelust :
You know, the remote control undies were a big disappointment! The underwear is completely adorable, the little vibrator packs a pretty good punch, but (and this is major) there is no remote control! See, I thought "wireless" meant there was a remote. I was wrong. It meant just what it said... "no wires". Um, I would be freaked out if a vibrator had wires.
from cityofglass :
oh life.... you don't even want to know
from tooths :
i am always alone under my suicide sheets
from tooths :
Usually how these things start. How're you, dearest?
from tooths :
its been awhile...
from cityofglass :
I got a card from you the other day.
from tarkis :
why should you feel that way? I know my reasons for my aloneness but can't figure out yours...
from missfemme :
thewaitress enjoy dear.
from fawneyes :
thank you for the nice note. i didn't think anyone read my diary, so my entries are always done half-heartedly.
from missfemme :
If i have anything of worth to give to your eyes. I most certainly will. With the upmost directness. At this moment i'm finding it hard to even right in my own diaries. But i did want to leave you a little something. So here it is darling. My little something.
from sephiragrace :
i haven't forgotten.
from lady-frenzy :
Haha, that's funny-- just last week I used the heat as an excuse for not fool around with my ex. Serves him right, the heartbreaker...
from theatrebrook :
user:not pass:yourbusiness- don't be put off by the password!read away my dear!
from lady-frenzy :
Finding an attractive chick who digs obscure anime, is audibly literate and amusingly chic for widespread merriment is, well not unlike the hypothetical phantasm of the perfect man that woman are alleged (by multifaceted psychiatrists) to be infatuated with inside their own psychological sex-scapes. Isnt a man usually preoccupied with locating the exact copy of his female self, but with finer looks? Just an aside: My picture perfect man would be a rockstar detective; hed have marmalade hair that would curl but not frizz; Finally, hed be rail thin, wear burgundy ridding pants and hed desire sex as infrequently as I do. Yummy.
from frozen-vodka :
I'll keep in touch, no worries.
from cianne :
*gives 'hammering the lebanese infrastructure' the thumbs up, then wanders away snickering*
from theatrebrook :
hi. just thought if anyone wanted to read my new diary it would be you---theatrebrook aka dyingisanart
from floaty-ana :
hey! nope not changed... user joey pw moo...
from iwaswalking :
i'm hiding in dirty dirty slums this summer, stepping around gangstas and trying to look invisible...
from lady-frenzy :
You'd like Canada-- it's one big scenic route.
from laura-diane :
thanks for the comment ;)
from lady-frenzy :
*sad face* I'm a Canadian with no passport and I'm not really allowed to travel. In fact, I haven't left the province of Alberta in almost 10 years.
from transcend :
Thank you for your notes. I was thinking of you while sunbathing on the beach, today...
from lady-frenzy :
John OHurley is so peculiar. Id keep him on a board of directors just for aesthetic purposes.
from lady-frenzy :
sure, what should I email you about? (I gotta lot of random thoughts... too many...)
from lady-frenzy :
I just watched The Big Lebowski, like, a few weeks ago... so much of the world depends on recommendations, so here's one for you: Repo Man, starring Emilio Estevez. It lacks reason and has no respect for continuity-- youll love it!
from polygon :
gah. i never(ish) receive notes. therefore, belated thanks. =]
from sephiragrace :
hey long time no talk. i tried calling you a couple of times. i will try again soon.
from lady-frenzy :
Aww, youre so sweet...
from mehiel :
I just spent some minutes with the J. Peterman catalogue online, and I adore it. I'll never have the money, but there are ever so many dresses I can see myself in.
from mehiel :
I think so far my favorites are "The Belonging Kind" and "The Gernsback Continuum." I enjoyed "The New Rose Hotel," too.
from transcend :
I'm posting here again. :)
from genetikerin :
I'd never left.
from hyacinths :
I was afraid it would be, but well, one must always tell the truth : ).
from hyacinths :
I love Cohen...you've a charming diary, by the way.
from pipersplace :
That's a great book and it's on my list of favorites. He likes the older stuff which I've never been able to get into.
from sumi37 :
why, yes - of course! and don't you think there wasn't a chorus of 'I (state your name)' wafting through the room..... I was a tad concerned when Baphomet appeared to hand out the fleeces - but it stands to reason that he's a GS-15.
from sumi37 :
well....there was the ritual giving of the fleece jacket (with the accompanying acceptance of said fleece...)and there was the group recitation of the oath - with everyone saying it in a different accent at a different speed. It was quite, fun, actually. Oh. And there was beer. But that was after hours and not an official government activity. Well, mostly. Actually - I'm quite honoured to be a part of this council. But the oath thing was rather funny.
from iwaswalking :
restlessness is totally infinite.
from lostgotheyes :
where shall we go?
from mehiel :
Did your father give you power of attorney, or designate you as the executor of his will? If he did either, she's probably expecting you to read the will and make sure that what he wanted is being accomplished. If he didn't, then you can hire another attorney to do the job for you--just say that you're feeling too much grief, right now, and that you want someone else to look at the documents. There is a way to accomplish these things with a minimum amount of pain for all parties, it just might mean hiring someone else--if not an attorney, then perhaps a CPA?
from revisions :
i've devised the perfect plan. your sister and my mother in law should go visit each other instead of us...we could make them best of friends. they could talk about nothing for hours. then, we could have solitude and peace in our homes. it could be truly beautiful, don't you think?
from sumi37 :
Well I don't know Mister Taylor - but I *do* know that sailors in the 18th century referred to a certain shipboard wine as "Miss Taylor." It was a Spanish wine - and rather ill-favoured, and was actually a Mistela. I imagine the mistelas today are tastier - and I have yet to find one - but when I do - I'll raise a glass to Miss Taylor.
from revisions :
but, do you ever imagine your own life as a movie?
from lostgotheyes :
i'd love to go with you...
from tooths :
the new facetag
from missfemme :
my mistake "Forgotten" I wouldnt want you grinding your teeth now. A minor Freudian slip on my part.
from missfemme :
I'm not sure if it's just that I haven't noticed before, or I've forgotton. But you have a ridiculous amount of notes in here. This is just a quick little note dear. I was putting off going to sleep because that meant i was accepting the fact that i have to go to work in 8 hours and all of a sudden this beautiful image appeared. One day when I'm in your town, i will rise in the morning wearing sheet and i will sit in on your kitchen floor and play "distant sun" by crowded house for you while you make coffee.
from honestliar :
I've always found Giles inredibly attractive. He is one of the sexiest men alive, and the things I would do to him...Oh. He's beautiful.
from banefulvenus :
Thanks so much for your kind thoughts! : )
from lostgotheyes :
i'm trying to feel better. though i can't seem to keep my head straight for more than a few seconds. i haven't felt this hopeless since i was addicted to heroin.
from sephiragrace :
i haven't forgotten you!
from iwaswalking :
infinity is as close as restlessness.
from mehiel :
You might also try "Gantz" and "Vulgar Ghost's Daydream." :)
from ejaculated :
user = me pswrd = you
from facetag :
i've been okay. yourself?
from neangel :
yes, roller derby.
from hindthesmile :
I don't know how; I don't know what's left to say.
from hindthesmile :
I'm sorry about your father. I've had my share of loss this year, too, though it's not the same. Especially seeing as a lot of my loss was only by choice. But I know it's hard to deal with and so I'm sorry. I think you need a teddy. *grin*
from hindthesmile :
I've been...existing, at least, which is more than can be said for a lot of people and so I'll do my best to be appreciative. But I asked you first.
from floaty-ana :
hey... joey moo x
from hindthesmile :
...It's been a while. Forever, almost. How've you been?
from genetikerin :
I have seen The Green Flash...or imagined it, you can almost never be sure.
from sicluceatlux :
I will write to you. in a leather bound notebook. held together with a piece of string.
from ejaculated :
why thank you mdear.
from mehiel :
Hey, I have the beginning of my erotica piece up! Please come and take a look!
from sasori-gal :
Thanks for your note! The end of the school here here has been extraordinarily busy and chaotic, but I can now breathe a sigh of relief. I'm off to the Kansai area for a week of rest and relaxation (in the form of eating, shopping and seeing old friends.) Hope all is well with you! :)
from lostgotheyes :
i'm really sorry i haven't called you. i've been deathly ill for two, three weeks now. (i've lost track of the time, doing nothing but sleeping and coughing and choking.) and i can't find the email with your number, either. but that aside, a psychological affair could (and has) involve(d) phone sex.
from mehiel :
Really? Thank you! I will let you know as soon as this one is finished. Just give me a thorough review!
from facetag :
becoming myself again. &reading entirely too much Burroughs, if that is even possible.
from whitetigress :
Thank you for your comments. ^_^ I don't have much to e-mail, but I will be traveling in a few weeks... perhaps you'll get a postcard or two. ^_~
from mehiel :
You do know, don't you, that my own cat is named Bauhaus? And she -is- the perfect union of form and function. However, she is not a Russian Blue, but rather (I have decided this after some research) a Smoke Egyptian Mau, with a distant American Bobtail ancestor. Anyway, there's an invite to read my latest erotica in my latest entry.
from tarkis :
and attempting the Times Sunday Crosswords... together... makes for a wonderfully ... though sometimes very funny.. Sunday afternoon.
from hose-clamp :
'cause i was giving a handjob and he came on the cuff.
from dwell :
falling
from tarkis :
thank you.. dreams and distance always seem important.
from facetag :
it is going well.
from dwell :
How odd, the key was made ages ago. I must have forgotten to say so. Please erase this upon reading. falling
from floaty-ana :
hey you! dont worry, more photos sometime soon as soon as i get a few i like! my email is zoelawton85@hotmail.com.. (please delete this after i dont want a load of random adds!) xxxx
from floaty-ana :
hey lol thanks for the notes, yeh i've been lazy the last few days. i'll write properly soon! hope your well!
from mehiel :
I've started the bio entry! Just click "the story so far" on my diary.
from how-to-fight :
My gosh.. you have no idea. (dreams and that.) Hope you're well!
from iwaswalking :
my TAs and profs do not think i need time for internet fun. and so i wax away into the reality of life.
from mehiel :
I think you -should- move your base of operations to the Pilots' Club, at least for a week or so. Test it out. Regarding your previous note: I tried writing my bio entry, but it seemed a little dry and flavorless. Is there anything in particular you'd like to hear about?
from missfemme :
i know the sound of panic. feeding the birds and hoping for something in return we are... May i stay over on tuesday evening? I promise to be polite.
from sumi37 :
How odd - I was looking at photo-essays of shipbreakers not 4 hours ago.....I had no idea the collection held such until today - but as it turns out we are going to highlight one such series in a show this fall. I'll see if I have digital images I can send...
from mehiel :
You are? How sweet of you! Thank you. I'll get to work on it, soon.
from ladiscrete :
I'm still here faithfully reading my favourite diaries, but too busy to write my own unfortunately. Hopefully in a few months I will get back to business.... a few hugs to you for the hardships you've been through...
from banefulvenus :
: ) I'm back sunshine
from cianne :
you're most welcome. i hope things return to normal (or better than!) for you soon.
from bludragnfly :
Hello! Unfortunately, I have temporarily quit writing. I have actually taken all of my pages down. Some of my writing hit too close to home for someone. Their response to my writings has elicited a bitter-sweet end (hopefully temporarily) to my journal. I will certainly invite you once I begin again. :)
from cianne :
dearest raven, i'm so sorry. i know that counts for very little right now, but know that i'm thinking of you.
from sumi37 :
Well here's a fine plate of shrimp! One of my few claims to fame is that I was an extra in 'Hellraiser 3' and got killed by Pinhead in the nightclub scene. I'm on screen for all of 3 seconds. They called me back the next day to play a corpse, but I had to go back to work on my little 17th century barky and thus had to decline.
from neonlemonz :
I thought of you when I read an article about PostSecrets in Newsweek, I think it was...Just thought I'd drop a note to say hi.
from bonnylisbon :
I read your entry "Yerevan" and I noticed your reference to the website PostSecret. It's one of my favorites. Today, on my 21st B-day, I intend on sending my secret off to them. I'll let you know if they display it.
from bombasine :
which "synopsis of quadrupeds?" there's the one by thomas patton, and then there's the one that includes snakes - by john ray, maybe?
from sumi37 :
ah...but there's still morse code. dah-dit-dah-dit dah-dah-dit-dah and all that. one still has to pass a test for one's radio license..... - - ... ...- -
from bombasine :
the phantom tollbooth is a source of wonderful metaphor. the actual story is about as interesting as moving a mountain of sand grains with a tweezer, digging through a wall with a needle or emptying a well with an eyedropper. that is to say - not very.
from theturtle :
Hey, a House of Blue Leaves mention! I was Artie Shaughnessy once, and I agree, anyplace like that apartment would be quite puzzling to exist in.
from sephiragrace :
the lady of shallot! "I'm half sick of shadows." I love that picture...I'm doing better now since the last entry. I will be updating soon. Hope you are doing well.
from bloodyscars :
send your cellphone number to samantha.ross@gmail.com. i will give you my cell number, and my name will be on your caller id again. often.
from exhaust :
Why is that?
from bloodyscars :
i had a dream that you and i were on a large sail boat, sipping iced tequila and sharing stories with one another. but i don't like tequila...so how about we change it to vodka?
from pipersplace :
Hey, just wanted to say thanks for all they wonderful comments you leave. They always put a smile on my face. You're awesome!
from sicluceatlux :
I'm still out here. I still think of you. Every time I open a second hand book and inhale. I'm not sure why. [xoxoxo]
from mehiel :
I never had issues telling my parents (well, my mother) about lovers. I assume that my father tacitly knew what was going on, because he has more than two neurons to rub together and understands that two plus two equals four. When Robert came to visit us at American Thanksgiving last year, he slept in my room, and my parents didn't put up a fuss. (Nor would I have put up -with- a fuss from them--I would have stayed somewhere else.) My parents wouldn't dream of depriving me financially simply because I had taken a lover. Robert and I are leaving the country soon. We're unmarried, technically living in sin (as we have since the day we met), and I don't give a damn what my elders think about it. I have a good man, and I've made the right decision; I shouldn't have to justify it to others, and so far, I haven't been asked to. In short: my parents know we have sex, and if they have a problem with it, they've never brought it to my attention. If they ever did have a problem with it, I hope it was only a short while before they got over it, because while I can respect those kinds of morals, I don't have to live by them. I hope that if my own daughter has premarital sex (and I'm sure she will), she has the balls to tell the truth about it, to be safe, and to ask for help when she needs it. It's better to raise a truthful kid who knows what they're doing than a furtive one who's constantly stuck in a jam.
from wistfuli :
Yeha, it wasn't the sexy racy stranger end of the year hookup, but it was nice regardless. this sex was sort of like comfort food.
from wistfuli :
happy new year. : ) wishing you a good one.
from whitetigress :
Happy New Year!! Thank you for the Xmas wishes. ^_^ I hope you had a good holiday. ...and yes, that was me who sent the Osaka postcard. :)
from sumi37 :
Ah - here in Ye Olde Dominion we have presidential moai....giant heads of all of the presidents in a neatly manicured park near Williamsburg. I imagine that they crawl about on their gelatinous monopods late at night, gibbering softly. I also imagine that the Giant Virginian President Heads all force the others into an unholy Virginia Reel from time to time...
from missfemme :
My lovely one, your christmas entries are both comforting and inviting. I have often thought of meeting you, and focusing on your face, and your hands, and all things that aren't seen when text is involved. Please keep in touch. We should indulge in gin one night. xo
from mehiel :
No worries. Username: reader. Password: reader. Enjoy!
from bludragnfly :
12/23/05 - Thank you for all of the wonderful notes you have left for me. It makes me smile when I see I have another note from you. I enjoy reading your pages. You are intelligent and intriguing. Yes, I do wish that my professors had surprised us with champagne, vodka or something-of-the-like... Though it would have certainly made headlines and sent the poor professor to jail given the ultra-conservative and highly religious state where I attended university... Have a vur' happy Holidays! ;)
from soft-fairy :
Yeah, the perfect Christmas.(Neh).
from mspsyched1 :
Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful holiday as well. I love your last entry...it sounds like the perfect Christmas. I hope you get just that...a perfect Christmas. (HUGS)
from sephiragrace :
Well I've sent you an x-mas card, dear. And I hope to get one from you. Anyway, speaking of trafalgar, when I went to Scotland, I kept seeing that word at the airport..(or somewhere). And I can't remember what it was for. I think it had to do with baggage or something. :)
from genetikerin :
Thank you. you can blame grad school on my absence. As for not trusting my own judgement, I'm getting over that.
from final137 :
Merry almost Christmas.
from mcearstix :
AAHGH. I'm about to explode. boys, especially intellectually intimidating boys such as yourself, ask girls out (the intimidated). erin won't ask you out because it's too awkward for a student to ask a teacher and what if you refused? she would be mortified. that she hugged you is very positive indeed. I think if you scrapped up the courage to ask girls out you would be surprised at how many accepted.
from bombasine :
milford wolpoff? he's paleoanthropology's feduccia. may i suggest "the primate fossil record" edited by hartwig, instead?
from mehiel :
I think all of the women you read should have a meet-up. Of course, they'd have to organize by continent. But then we could send you photos. Naturally I like any idea which makes me and Christian sound pioneering, but...that doesn't lessen the idea itself, does it?
from bludragnfly :
Hey, thanks. Yes, actually, I usually disdain underwear (I love going commando) - but sometimes, if they're sexy, they add to the outfit... Ha ha ha...
from mehiel :
It's on the history of Japanese manga and animation in the US. It's being published in an Italian magazine called Mondo Manga. The editor I'm working under is doing a project for Umberto Eco, if you can believe that.
from sumi37 :
Today I wrote of the Kobukson - but am unsure whether any of their oars were muffled. But I had no Christmas natto - though I did have some for Easter.....
from mehiel :
Bauhaus is in fact not a rectangular cat, although I argue that cats are the perfect fusion of form and function. Rather, she is named for my favorite coffee shop in Seattle.
from bombasine :
most of the world's roses come from kenya. they are grown in vast and eerie greenhouses like glowing blisters on the landscape. having some familiarity with their provenience, i find roses to be creepy flowers.
from banefulvenus :
raven! wasssup there stranger?!?!?
from sephiragrace :
starbucks coffee saved my life! LOL I hope you too have a wonderful wintry season! <3
from erato :
Erato is in Peru at present, my dear. Why do you ask?
from sasori-gal :
I do believe birthday greetings are in order! Happy Birthday! Or as we say here, "Otanjoubi, omedetou gozaimasu!" (Congratulations on your birthday.)
from sephiragrace :
there may be a card in your future..
from how-to-fight :
Merci mon petit souris.
from bloodyscars :
you were + are a very important part of all of these years. days. minutes.
from rainforme :
sorry, i didn't see your note. i am going to teach english in china, if i ever make it there... i just booked my trip to italy and germany, so i'll go there first and hope i make it to china after. thanks for the note, hope you're well.
from whitetigress :
Hey! I've missed DLand just as much. I've been trying to figure out a routine for myself but everything's so random here. Even the work weeks! :) I haven't officially started any writing/art project yet but I have some ideas brewing... Did you get your postcard all right?
from facetag :
"naked woman sushi" <<<---yes.
from lostgotheyes :
i haven't forgotten. but i also haven't logged onto my email to write anyone in about three weeks.
from facetag :
:] If you ever let lonely, you should leave me a note or drop me a line at (AIM) hypodermic death or email silently_beautiful[AT]hotmail.com
from banefulvenus :
Hey there mister hedgehog! It's always great to see your notes! : )
from iwaswalking :
my city is large and sprawling. ugly without repentence, filled with the pretention of the artists and craftpeople and the yuppies who think they know who they are. there is a full gang and drug culture, centered largely around where i live, and i must go out of my neighbourhood to get to the beautiful streets...
from sephiragrace :
don't forget to send me an edward gorey x-mas card!
from cityofglass :
I know the note you left asking about this was forever ago, but in any case.. I went to the house with an ex-friend in February. This ex-friend let me do something awful.. dug a great big hole in my life, and he wouldn't help me get out. I'm still trying to get out. But anyway. I hope all is well...
from iwaswalking :
thanks. i hate unrecognised hypocrisy. like, i don't mind it so much when people are honest about it, but i absolutely cannot stand people who ignore it.
from ladiscrete :
Mobile phones are evil. Granted... I've got one but they're evil all the same.
from sephiragrace :
hello there! It's so great to read your entries. I will try to have a good halloween. I did go out last night with a friend of mine from high school. We went to a haunted house. It was very cool. :)
from autumnal :
darlin... guess who is in rome RIGHT THIS SECOND sipping bellinis????
from hose-clamp :
how do you know the santa ana story? i don't recall recounting it here.
from sumi37 :
I'm allergic to highland malts - but island malts - from Islay to be specific - now there's something for a cold winter day. Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Bruichladdich...mmmm...and I believe the difference is in the peat. Islay malts have a smokiness that is beyond description. FOrget Highland and Speyside - give me the peat, the fire, and the inquisitive stoats of the marshes of Islay anyday.
from neonlemonz :
I love the comment about Jessica Simpson, mainly because I agree.
from neonlemonz :
That's one of the things I am the most...In addition to melancholy in a sweet, quiet way.
from neonlemonz :
I'm losing my voice, which makes me sound breathless and sexy. I'm kind of confused as to who I am. I got a hair cut and pierced my own ear for the second time. I feel changed and sort of desperately pathetic.
from cianne :
"an absolute lack of all interpersonal skills" ... hmmm, i've always referred to myself as "socially retarded", but that makes it sound so much nicer. either way, we have much in common, dear raven.
from genetikerin :
Funny...I had a bottle of Riesling from Welschland the other night...
from sumi37 :
mmm....it's a beautiful day....one of the all time most coveted albums when I ran the record store - until they reissued it. then some of the magic wore off. it's downloadable now...
from genetikerin :
Stoli vanil doesn't quite do it for me for some reason. But definitely Stoli in general, if I'd have to choose.
from genetikerin :
Well, it definitely wouldn't be for wild turkey. I'm more of a rasberri stoli and soda kind of girl.
from genetikerin :
New Fi = New Foundland Wild Turkey = vile
from laura-diane :
sure did, and i'll be in school in social work in 2006
from facetag :
Well, of course I do! What kind of girl goes around without one?
from likeaforest :
believe it or not: a map of pere lachaise.
from mehiel :
Aww, I'm "charming"? That's kind of you. I do hope you enjoy your drink, tomorrow. Is this new Keely from WA? I knew a Keely in WA. Excellent voice, great body. People used to say we looked alike--except she was a tall compassionate redhead, and I was a petite, jaded brunette. I still remember her back massages--she used to blow softly on the back of my neck. To this day it's one of my most sensual memories...from my church's youth group, of all places. (All of this bubbling truthfulness comes from the Vicodin, I assure you.)
from sephiragrace :
have you received a small card in the mail?
from sweet-cynic :
user: imgirl pw: foundit :) how's that for self-explanatory?
from whitetigress :
Of course I'll send you a postcard! What's your address? RoseJeide@mailcity.com
from mehiel :
Try bourbon with the juice of blood oranges.
from mspsyched1 :
I was reading your last entry this morning and it made me homesick. I think it was the word autumn that did it. Its not a word that CA people hear alot...its pretty much Summer all year round here. Makes me miss the east coast badly. So I'll just live vicariously through your Autumn. :)
from mspsyched1 :
I am finally all moved in to my new apartment which means I have internet access at home again. I was having to use it at work, which severely limits me. But I have been keeping up on your entries...promise. And now that I have the internet again, you will be getting notes all the time. I've missed hearing from you as well. (HUGS)
from laura-diane :
graduation in dec, grad school next august! how bout u?
from mehiel :
So sorry for not getting back to you. I've been really sick and paranoid because of it. Your username and password are: reader.
from sumi37 :
survival kit = golf divet tool, flint and steel, collected works of Alton Brown, and Hello Kitty Tarot
from thatmarygirl :
so sorry - mistakenly left my number at the wrong place - was me when you called - very bad reception, but you are more than welcome to call again
from lostgotheyes :
i'm not sure when i'll call...or even when i'll have the opportunity. i just worked a double shift, inclduing overnight, and i'm going to work overnight again today. the night manager may not care if i sit in the bagging rack all night and ponder the fate of the universe over coffee, but i doubt he'll let me jump the service desk counter and use the phone. but i can ask.
from aneides :
Vetustovermis, maybe? it's weird and cool, but there aren't enough phylogenetically informative characters to produce a resolved tree. its proposed relationships are based on (informed) guessing. also, linnaean nomenclature promotes a misleading view of the relative importance of "phyla." early in the tree of life, *any* tiny truncated twig was its own phylum, per se.
from sephiragrace :
i would be most pleased if you would! :)
from erato :
I don't know whether I ever told you that I was the author of storyofo?
from aneides :
(0) if your conversations always turn to trilobites, perhaps you should consider foregoing the trilobite shirt. (1) markov chains are the simplest mathematical models for random phenomena evolving in time. they lack any property of memory - only their current state can influence where they go next. this makes it feasible to predict how they will behave, and to compute probabilities and expected values for that behavior. markov chains are the first - and arguably the most powerful - example of random processes you encounter when you're studying stats. (2) i think corgis should always be kept in pairs. that way, they have a friend to keep them company when you are at work or otherwise engaged. perhaps the same is true for trilobites. (3) my computer doesn't seem to care for your notes page. alas!
from mylostdream :
Sorry this is a bit delayed but my pw info is: username:steel pw: wall
from paleblue- :
hello there again
from whitetigress :
I wish I could find some talking kitchen utensils... maybe then they could teach me how to cook. LoL. Yes, new life... I just moved to Japan and will be here on the JET program for at least a year...
from gothangel :
not going into details... anyways new orleans is a disaster and sad. one of the saddest stories and tradegies ever in the usa. a sick sad world we live in... sad.
from lostgotheyes :
i'm sorry that i've been ignoring you. but i've been ignoring the entire world, if it's any consolation. i told my best friend to "fuck off" when he asked me what was wrong...utterly unintelligent, in retrospect, because now he's not speaking to me and everyone thinks i'm a total fuckwad. i'll email you about strangerlands.
from sephiragrace :
if you like i will send you a small card.
from sumi37 :
ah - the theremin. I bought one from Bob Moog's company several years ago when I worked in an art museum. We were doing "period" music in the galleries (you know - pipe and tabor for 16th century art, string quartets for early 19th century art...) and I played theremin in the gallery with the Pop art and Colour FIeld paintings. I didn't come close to the mastery of Lothar and the Hand People, but I could almost approximate 'Good Vibrations'...
from andnothingon :
http://www.livejournal.com/~going2georgia you knew me in my better journaling days though, darling. the brightest stars burn behind me.
from neonlemonz :
You seem to have lovely girls all around you, at least on d-land. I wonder how it is you feel. I miss you.
from lostgotheyes :
maybe the entire world is just a figment of someone's imagination. that would certainly explain a lot.
from lostgotheyes :
sometimes i think that all of my friends have been imaginary. other times i wish that they were. and the only people