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from oxfordavid :
How can I get in touch with you? Facebook? http://profile.to/davidpriestman/
from pinkytusk :
What a nice surprise receiving your note. As you noticed I was gone for quite awhile. Nice to see you back too. I feel way out of writing practice and now that I work from home 100% I don't have all of the little life observations that I used to. I'm also getting way too used to pajama pants and shorts. I mean WAY to used to it. The most exciting thing to happen lately was singing the whole Kenny Rogers song "the gambler" with my friend on his front porch. I need to get out more. Hope all is well.. Take care - Pinky!
from jackprague78 :
Hey you! Good to hear from you, hope all is well. I only turned 28 (on Thanksgiving) - but it feels like I turned 62, and all my friends are dead or in old folks homes. As always, I'm in a period of adjustment. This time I'm finding the novelty of LA has completely worn off, and I just have a different job in a different city. Well, I'm gonna get to some writing - I'll be watching you... Peace.
from pinkytusk :
haha.. ttf - to the floor.. :)
from pinkytusk :
TTF- Thanks for your messages! I get so excited when I actually get one because it's such a rarity for me! I have never even heard of Chuck Wagon! Shrimpdilla.. too funny.. I don't think I could order that with a straight face.
from purplecigar :
Oh my gosh! I'm THRILLED that you updated! It's always so EXCITING to see your name in red! I'm TOTALLY HAPPY that you have a new post! It couldn't be more WONDERFULLY THRILLING! (How do you like that? Combining Cruise-Holmes speak with tonal exclaiming? Cool, huh? And, aslo? THRILLING!)
from hissandtell :
Glad you're back, darling one! Please update more often, okay - I will if you will, allrighty? Love, R xxx
from niceguymike :
Thanks! It turned out really, really well. If I can force myself to do anything this evening, I'll put up a journal entry.
from purplecigar :
The cell phone thing cracked me up! Would someone be speaking about someone we know? Hmmmmm?
from harri3tspy :
No problem. I've done that many times myself. And thanks for the note!
from pumpkin144 :
i totally hear you on the cell phone annoyance. i hate those things! just call my house. if i'm not home, leave a message, cuz i can check my voicemail from anywhere. i thought that's why they invented voicemail...
from purplecigar :
Hey! You updated! I thought all hope was lost. I thought you had indeed taken "mei-KOOOONG" to heart. But you are back. And I am pleased.
from andclint :
if you can find clerks that seem alive or semi-interested in anything other than who they're talking to on the phone, i need you to help me with my search for the ark of the covenant because you have the gift of searching for things and finding them or something
from purplecigar :
I'm surprised! I thought you knew all about the colloquialisms and such. I suppose though, this is HOW you know. You research them, take the time to look them up. Unlike myself who just asks you!
from hissandtell :
You know, I had no idea that was a common expression. The only time I've ever heard it in my life is in the Ian Tyson song "Navajo Rug" (http://www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/tyson-ian/navajo-rug-1028.html) - I just always assumed he told Katie to bar the door so that noone would wander in and catch them bonking their brains out on the old woven Navajo. Gracious, the things one learns. Love, R xxx
from purplecigar :
You have to bring your own liquor, you know. But the food and the atmosphere is great. Well, I mean, for SMYRNA, Tennessee.
from blinkbunny :
<embed src="http://astro.temple.edu/~tua04707/brightside.mp3" width="310" height="45" type="audio/mpeg" volume="75%" loop="true" autoplay="true" autostart="true" border="4"></p> that's the html for music on your page, the one i use. just change the hyperlink to the songs you want. you can use mine if you want. i have a few uploaded, if you want the links for those.
from cmkern3 :
Super Size Me was decent too. I STILL haven't seen Farenheit 911!!
from purplecigar :
Hey! Notes is working! Also, who is this mystery man who resembles Mr. Holloway? You must spill!
from pinkytusk :
I think I'm more of a "Family Guy" girl. And I'm relieved to know that I'm not the only one who pants heavily after eating Pad Thai. Hey, thanks for the note! As well as the definition and spelling clarification. Seriously.
from dangerspouse :
I hate to be an iconoclast, but I love BOTH Fururama and King of the Hill. (That means I get to feel ashamed of myself twice as often in social situations.) Hey, thanks for the note at my place! Good to know that my wife is not the only woman to have suffered humiliation as the result of poorly contained menses. (ps. God is going to kill you for your "Heather has two mommies" comment.)
from hissandtell :
I completely agree with you about the "Dad's Night" business - in Queensland, schools would not even be allowed to hold such an event. In the school in which I last worked, only five percent of students had fathers who lived with them, and most of the rest either didn't know their fathers or rarely saw them. (I guess a function like that would have been easy to cater for, though - we wouldn't have needed many chairs or appetisers!) Oh, and give my love to Jack next time you see him! Love, R xxx
from wearymoon :
Aww Chicky Poo I didn't know you were sick. And what happened to your foot? I'm feeling much better. I'm actually in Murfreesboro as we speak. I hope you feel better soon!
from wearymoon :
Hey Chicky POO! I just got your message on Friday night (the one u left on Sun). I suppose Boss deleted it. But thank you for calling to check in on me. It's still nasty looking. Who thought a bowl of bisque would burn so bad. Half the bowl went down my pants. HA! Anyhow I miss you! Call me when you get off work, maybe we can go hang out somewhere. XOX
from hissandtell :
What a perfectly fitting way to wake up ANY morning. "For What It's Worth" is one of the best songs EVAH. Have a wonderful day, doll. Love, R xxx
from purplecigar :
I call it the "oughts." As in, I really ought to be making a living somewhere else besides blood- and life-draining company.
from hissandtell :
Well, how wonderful to see your name all in red on my buddies' list today. And, may I add, your new coat sounds DIVINE. (And I may well be very jealous.) Love, R xxx
from wearymoon :
Exactly! It's on. WOOHOO!
from wearymoon :
Sounds good to me! Name and date and time. Afterwards we'll go drink & eat!! ;)
from wearymoon :
I've put off the Christmas shopping too! UGH! I just really don't like this holiday. This is a semi-protest. No gift shopping. Maybe we should go together. Say, on the 23rd?
from purplecigar :
Wellllll, look at you and your new template! Go on wit cha bad html self. Will you teach me? Tomato Famnine = sucks out the ass.
from hissandtell :
Tomato famine, hey? (I blame the English, of course.) How interesting - I googled it, you see. Strange it hadn't made the news here, in the Great South Land where hoardes of tomatoes run wild and free and unfettered. (Anyway, I love your Christmas lights, and I do hope you feel less humbuggy - and more tomatoey - soon, darling.) Love, R xxx
from oxfordavid :
I'm so sorry, I missed your birthday. All best belated wishes and I owe you at least a dinner as well, anyway. It'll have to be next time I'm in town or otherwise, when you get over this side of the pond. Aldous Huxley AND CS Lewis! Well I never new that. Never mind JFK, and I do indeed actually remember that day even though I was rather young. Aldous was a most interesting fellow and chose a rather interesting infusion (LSD) whilst he was dying so he died tripping. CS Lewis was, of course, a member and fellow of this very University and used to meet with companion Inklings JRR Tolkien and Charles Williams and others in The Eagle and Child (bird and baby) pub, not five minutes walk from where I sit now!
from jackprague78 :
I was always bad with dates, sorry, - and thanks!
from jackprague78 :
Hey - your B-day was the 23rd? So was mine! Mine was kind of lousy (better than last year I guess) - hope yours was better. I wish you much success in the coming year, and if you're ever in LA I'll mug a homeless man for his bottle of ripple wine and give you a belated congratulatory swig...
from restlessly :
Thanks for your note in my guestbook. I was worried that my entry in TheSpark re Santa & Christmas might sound too bitter and cynical actually. Re peace in the Middle East - for as long as people believe violence will get us somewhere, I think achieving peace will be hard. But that's just what I think. Hope you're having a good week!
from hissandtell :
Well, how completely flattering is that snippet of information? And what a lovely thought! You could all sail this-a-way instead, you know...I'll fire up the blender and get the Tequila and the little paper parasols all ready for the Boat Drinks. Love, R xxx
from purplecigar :
The Killers show was canned? The hell? Please tell Ryan Adams I love him and will bear his children if he'll sing me a live version of New York, New York.
from andclint :
t-bone says hey and thanks for the wishes. french fish that can kill? poison poisson? awful joke de moi à vous.
from andclint :
What? No Die Hard? My favorite quote about Xmas is "Oh, joy, Christmas Eve. By this time tomorrow, millions of Americans, knee-deep in tinsel and wrapping paper will utter those heartfelt words, 'Is this all I got?'"
from purplecigar :
Hello! Two entries in one week. Rockin'. I like this entry a lot. And, it appears, that we both have a fondness for old holiday movies. How has it taken 9 years for us to find this out? Lurve.
from andclint :
Cool. Just don't call me Gammy.
from andclint :
Can my name be T-Bone?
from wearymoon :
Sounds great to me! Girls only. Of course that excludes all fabulous gay men! XOX
from irishblueyes :
Thank you for loving the layout...I only wish it were my design!
from wearymoon :
I just laughed so hard reading your last entry. You are too much!
from cmkern3 :
Well you must think I'm a complete snob, because I never check my Guestbook and someone pointed this out to me today, so when I did I saw that you've left me a couple notes there. So HI! ;) And, that was good advice about the BAR2 thing, I can't tell you how many times things would have been SO different had I followed that advice!!
from hissandtell :
Fancy you knowing who Peter Falconio and Joanne Lees are! There are plenty of similar stories on our local "Highway of Death", too, that I certainly don't like to discuss when I'm travelling it. And your story about "kenelle" is wonderful. My little niece, when she was two and looked like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth (she still looks like an angel, but that's because she is) used to go around saying, "For fuck's sake!" when things went badly for her - like when she couldn't turn a page in her book, or her tricycle wouldn't go in the direction she wanted, or other frustrating or awkward moments. Interestingly, the term was always used in an appropriate context. Fortunately that stage has passed, and now my brother is very careful about language use around her ... Love, R xxx
from ianeese :
Sex Camp......I want my t-shirt. Cheers. Oh! I saw your profile and you listed "Self" as one of the musicians you like! I wonder if it's the same person I'm thinking of....you know, a guy...some guy..on his own, in his basement or something making music? I don't know...i'm rambling. I've bookmarked your diary cuz I dig it. Cheers - ianeese.
from hamiltonian :
I was here!
from peachick :
hmmmm ashlee simpson. i saw her mtv alert show and found that she can't sing! her sis sings so much better, and christina has a sister? i didn't know that :>
from wearymoon :
hey, I'm not working tonight. Too many scheduled w/ this shitty weather. XOX
from wearymoon :
hey, hope to see you tonight! Gracey sends her kisses! D
from leslieirene :
Hi! Welcome to the Spark! I've been in the Spark for about a year and a half, and I really love this group. They are supportive, and very positive! Enjoy! Love, Leslie :)
from peachick :
thanks so much for the information! i've always been confused by foot-binding in China though I'm familiar with Chinese history...anyway, and yeah, welcome to thespark!!!
from oxfordavid :
It's a whole different world out there isn't it? They do sound more like wrestling names. Not sure why there aren't mixed tournaments. Historically, English women played Billiards a lot during the Raj in India. Certainly, in pubs here in UK, Pool is pretty popular with women and they can easily be as good as and better than any male players. Pub competitions here are mixed generally, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn of male and female tournaments. One of the best players I've ever seen here in Oxford was a sixteen year old girl (technically not old enough to even be in a pub), who could wipe out any challengers male or female. English Billiards uses only three balls, two reds and a white on a large table. Snooker is different again, with fifteen reds, six colours and the white ball.
from hissandtell :
I've missed you! Oh, I'm particularly partial to a name like "The Irish Invader", too. Sounds like a big dildo made from a potato, or something. Love, R xxx
from wearymoon :
Heeeheee. Ox's note reminds me of the guy & gal who nearly drooled over your vigin skin! Well, virgin meaning no tatoos. Ha! I'm off to work! Thank you bunches for tweaking my nipples... ERRRRRRRR I mean my diary! heeheeee Stop by the restaurant tonight if you get a chance! XOXOXOX
from oxfordavid :
What a beautiful day yesterday (St Swithin's). Miserable and wet today. What did we do Swithin? Good tatoos, I really like the look of. Laura's Spider with Shadow and her arm pieces ('sleeves') are beautiful (and scary!).
from andclint :
I am so psycho DJ. It's like a sickness really. I get a few songs I wanna hear in my head and I HAVE TO HEAR THOSE SONGS RIGHT THEN AND THERE. The next day or two is spent trying to put back cds in their proper place (why is this Jimmy Buffett cd in the Megadeth case?). My friends tell me archiving songs on my computer would solve this problem. But who has time or space to do that? That's a biz opp waiting to happen.
from oxfordavid :
omission: "....after BDM was sold off". No money for Bush (family) from them then. Just one more thing...about the oil. Most of the development and exploratory rights in Iraq are held by Russian and French oil companies, still. Sure the US may want to control that oil supply through the new Iraqi regime, but I don't think the war was really about that.
from oxfordavid :
Moore is a bit of an idiot, I think. I haven't seen the film yet, but I've probably read too many artcles and reviews about it. It sounds like he's presenting partial truth again as he did in "Bowling for Columbine". That is not good journalistic practice. For example, George Bush (sr) joined the board of Carlyle AFTER the Saudi-linked subsidiary (BDM). Apparently there's plenty of other dodgy 'truth' in "Farenheit 9/11" too. The funny thing here in UK is that some serious Tories (Conservative Party Members) are advocating a Democrat vote. That was unheard of in the past. Most Tories have always been pro-Republican and the Labour Party pro-Democrat. Elle-Emme you're exactly right that the cheap shots are completely unecessary. A fair treatment of the facts is plenty to show up all the genuine faults of Bush and his administration.
from bigpimpinmba :
Fellows fellows fellows. Funny indeed. I can't believe that you now "think of the Pet Shop Boys as a gay band"! You think? As a woman, it was never wrong for you to love Depeche in the way I did. My plethora of female friends who weren't interested in me "like that" is now probably explained a bit better by my constant wearing of DM concert shirts. I also had an Erasure concert shirt that saw a bit too much wear. Uggh. Thanks for dropping me a note. Take care.
from cmkern3 :
Yummmmm...firemen!! Thanks for the note...I am most definitely going to have to test your theory out. Also, regarding the crowd comraderie - if it was like that over a fire alarm - just imagine what it must have been like on 9/11 in New York. Wow.
from elgan :
Thanks for leaving that note in my guestbook. It’s true that if I had married a guy with a really, really cool last name I may have been tempted to take it, but then it would have to be truly über cool.
from andclint :
fantasies of firemen?
from dangerspouse :
Hey, thanks for the great suggestions for Leather over at my place! I like the idea of trip tickets hidden inside a wallet - if I hadn't taken a vow of poverty by becoming a radio announcer, that would be perfect! Maybe something else, though. Really, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by with that - very nice of you :)
from andclint :
miyako, philly roll and the yellowtail. very good.
from andclint :
virago is pretty good. i haven't been there in a while. my sis and i got sushi there one night really late. we had to leave due to the high density of what i will call pseudo-vampires in the bar area. but what i remembered was good. kind of an off-the-wall place but good. my sushi last week wasn't nearly as creative as virago or rusans. still, i took care of the fix. let me know what you ordered.
from austinliz :
I just wanted to say that I read all your entries and I think I'm kind of addicted. So, rock on.
from wearymoon :
OH! Will Hoge is gonna be playing at Exit/In in a few wks. Wanna go?
from wearymoon :
CCPP, So glad you and R. sat in my section last night. You have to come over and meet Gracey! Did I tell you I now have a basset hound puppy? Anyway Gracey loves new aunts so maybe Sun or Mon you can come meet her and we'll have some drinks here and maybe cook. Email or note me. ;) XOX
from andclint :
just baiting you a bit. i grew up listening to am radio if you can believe that. oh god, how old does that sound?
from andclint :
who's glen campbell?
from andclint :
what about the humidity after a brief rainstorm? it's so thick, breathing is difficult. but then again, i get winded walking swiftly to the bathroom.
from chubbychic :
Possum are ugly critters. I accidently drove over one the other day. I kinda felt bad about that. :(
from chaosdaily :
i read a book series about a year ago in which one of the main characters was a selkie.. and he married a human, and they had a selkie baby. it was a pretty good series, if i could remember which one it was i would tell you!! lol
from oxfordavid :
Hiya, it's not derogatory to say Irish as such. Maybe it depends on the way you say it. There are other terms for Irish people that may be deemed derogatory if used in a particular way (eg paddy, mick, bogtrotter etc). I love the Irish, their music, their patter, their friendliness, their poetry, their stories and the 'Craíc'. We even have "Céad Míle Fáilte" on a brass plaque at our front door. I don't think the Irish like their language called 'Erse'. It's 'Gaeilge' or just 'Irish' (type q-celtic like Scottish Gaelic and Manx). Yes, in Britain there is a sort of political correctness about the way you refer to other nationalities. I don't give a damn what I say, people can be offended if they want. My philosophy is still that it's the way you speak and what you really mean, not the actual words. We're all people and no nationality is better than any other. I have equal respect for all. What I don't respect is bigotry and hate. I wrote an entry in my diary a little while ago when someone upset me because of their attitude. Check it out. Meanwhile Elle-Emme, take care and look forward to hearing from you soon. You've got me back into all that lovely blues, talking about Robert Johnson and Mississippi, I'm getting all nostalgic. Yer man in Oxford.
from wearymoon :
fly by post to say HI!
from hissandtell :
Pineapple Princess! I bought an Annette Funicello CD with that song on it for my last (fabulous) luau here, because one of my (older) guests had mentioned loving it when she was a little girl. It was a scream; everyone was horrified when I played it. Love, R xxx
from themarassa :
No, sadly I did NOT get to see the world's largest prairie dog. We were moving from Seattle to New Orleans, in the Uhaul which nearly killed us all, with a shrieking two year old. My husband realized if he let me out of the truck long enough to look at the giganto-rodent, that I was NOT getting back in. Sometimes he is smarter than I give him credit for.
from dangerspouse :
"...he was young! and able to be talked into these things!" Um...forgive me, but NO young man needs to be "talked into" appearing in a porno! We're all just walking hormone factories at that age, and if there is even the glimmer of a chance of a hint that somehow, somewhere, we'd get PAID to jump the bones of a siliconed lovely, we'd swim the English Channel in a full suit of armor if that's what it took. He has my respect and admiration (and seething jealousy). Great entry, btw :)
from purplecigar :
Hi Honeys. Was drunk when read new entyr. Thought was fab. Love u pleze.
from purplecigar :
Hi. I loved this entry. You are blog blog blogging all over. And links to boot! I LOVE the links.
from hissandtell :
Awww, okay, then, I'll delay my gratification from now on, just for you...and btw, I do that, too (no, not delay my gratification, silly - why, that's just crazy talk!) - but go back and make corrections, I mean, so I know exactly how you feel, sister...but yes, you're right: I'm waitin' for it! Love, R xxx
from so-charming :
I unlocked the "From Before" entries... didn't realize I still had them passworded! And regarding the "Bookmarks" entry... I was trying to see if I could save my bookmarks in Diaryland in a private entry to make extra extra sure I didn't lose them when we changed computers. Didn't work though. I finally got around to deleting the entry just now. :)
from hissandtell :
"The Mississippi delta was shining like a national guitar/I am following the river down the highway through the cradle of the Civil War"...Have fun in Memphis, darling! Love, R xxx
from oxfordavid :
Elle-Emme and Prince, lucky girl! You're certainly getting to some good gigs these days. Who is next? I liked the La Toya video, but I doubt I'll ever buy the record. It's so groovy that almost any music/artist you like, you can just download and listen or watch the video as well.
from jackprague78 :
Yeah, it's a compliment - normaly a Jersey Turnpike isn't described in quite such a deragatory fashion. We never used a bar rag, (actually we usually called the drink a "Bar-Mat," after the mat that sits under the mixing glasses. It was more sanitary, and we usually charged a buck and a quarter). Basicly I meant the journal was a melange of flavors thrown together - and it definately has the martini bar swank. Thanks again!
from jackprague78 :
Thanks for the comments. Yeah, that cash in hand thing is the double edged sword of the biz, convienient, and yet causes lots o' trouble. Enjoyed your diary also. And by the by, New Englander's of my parent's generation and older call "soda pop" - "tonic"...
from hissandtell :
Thank you for your lovely note, darling. And to be perfectly honest (and you know I always am!) I did have a teensy inkling the speakerphone was on, because it always makes things sounds different, doesn't it? Kind of hollow and echo-y? But I couldn't have known that absolutely everyone was listening...
from wearymoon :
The divine LM! Hiya' sweets. So, so sorry I didn't call you the other night. Ended up going out to the very dead B*****'*, then next door to C**. Got massive drunk. I updated the drama but it's a poor update. XOX
from oxfordavid :
Hiya, thanks for the note(s) and for putting me as a favorite at your place. Love your layout and will finish reading your archives tomorrow.
from purplecigar :
You are correct. I showed him the memo and he did write it out. Now see, that's even funnier! Dammit! Why didn't I put THAT in the entry?
from hissandtell :
Your peanut butter song is intriguing; I can't say I've ever heard it before. Perhaps it hasn't reached our shores. Maybe the Wiggles need to record it and put it out there. Maybe they already have, for all I know. Anyway, I've been reflecting somewhat fondly on a few elements of my early education teaching and wishing I'd known that particular peanut song. Or not. It sounds like Procedural Genre at its finest. Love, R xxx
from thespark :
Yo, yo, yo! We're a collection of Super Cool writers. You should be a part of us! Come on over, baby!
from purplecigar :
Let me get this straight you saw Kings of Leon AND Lucky Guns, had lots of this Pink drink w(which sounds astoundingly good) AND you hugged Caleb Followill? You hugged Caleb Followill? Caleb. Followill. Oh, and, "jumped on his knee" heehee.
from wearymoon :
Hi there Miss LM! I was so glad to run in to you and *Miss Bluebird* tonight. Yes, that's his new name. Hmm, Me thinks it should be *Miss Blueballs*, though. Ha! So let's loosely plan on Monday, dinner or drinks or both! PS Miss Sheryl Crowe was in the restaurant last night.
from purplecigar :
Hello dear. I've known you for almost 9 years and this entry makes me feel like you are someone new to me. I'm going to need more information at lunch please!
from hissandtell :
Hmmm, my prime motivation for most things is my starfucking impulse, too. Great story! Love, R xxx
from p-o-y :
Welcome to Pieces Of You!! Sorry it took so long to respond to your template question. We have a wedding in the family coming up awfully quick and things have just been so hectic that this is my first visit to my email in a few days. Glad tho to hear that you've figured it out on your own and as for becoming a member, you need not do another thing..... You're in! Welcome!
from purplecigar :
Yikes. The Ruby story breaks my heart and then you had to tell me another one. What can be done?
from purplecigar :
Uh, hello? New template. Extremely long entry. How long were you here last night? Love you please. Oh, the entry? Fab-u.
from hissandtell :
I love your Episcopalian jokes. How strange that your church wouldn't have wine. You know, it being mentioned a FEW THOUSAND TIMES in the bible and all. I can't say I've thought of the EB as being green. I just imagined he was a normal white magician's-standard rabbit, but carrying a bloody huge basket of eggs or something. I'm quite certain I'll never feel the same way about him ever again, though!
from hissandtell :
Wow! What an enjoyable diary this turned out to be! I've read all your back entries and just love your musings. Thanks so much for adding me to your favourites - let's stay in touch. Love, R xxx
from wearymoon :
I love the fact that you're such a softy you had to distinguish bad worm/good worm. PS I had no idea they could live after being cut in half!

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