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from jondavid2010 :
Hey you. I locked my journal. If you would like to read it (and I'd love it if you did), please email me at jondavidbirss@gmail.com with talktogod in the subject somewhere. I'll respond with your username and password. I've been busy with the Occupy movement, in case you're interested in what my recent writing has been about. Also, that book about anarchism and Christianity will be done by the end of the year, and probably printed within a month of that.
from fuckxthis :
how could you forget about us?
from floodtide :
Thank you for your note this morning - the affirmation helps, and it matters - really need all the help I can get right now. XOXO
from stellarrobot :
Hello! I've been locked out and need the hook-up :)
from vicunja :
Anna, I know I'm not a regular here anymore, but I'd really, really, really like to be able to check in on you from time to time. My email, if you will, is jdtandresenAThotmailDOTcom.
from boombasticat :
Thanks for the invite. Keep your chin up.
from boombasticat :
I'm not real sure why, but this book I read in two hours last night made me think you might like it. It sounds morbid, and of course it is, but it's full of life, too. It's called The Glen Rock Book of the Dead, by Marion Winik.
from blujeans-uk :
This ESTA thing, it's a new way for the Yank border control to be arseholes about who can and can't transit through their beloved country. Before, you got on your flight, filled in a green card and they usually let you through when you got to US soil but now it's all online they can vet who's coming in to the country before they fly and seriously screw your plans up. They did it to my brother-in-law when he was coming over for his degree. The scholarship programme had paid for his flight from Panama via Newark but when he applied for the ETSA they wouldn't let him transit through, even after talking with the embassy, so he had to pay out of his own pocket to go via Colombia and Madrid. Barstards.
from boombasticat :
I thought you might find this interesting. I'll admit that I learned a few of these words via reading your entries: http://www.merriam-webster.com/top-ten-lists/top-10-favorite-british-words/prat.html
from hitch-hike :
Hi Anna! I love England and visited in 1998 (so long ago). You have a lot of interests, and the people you write about also add a lot to my enjoyment of your blog! Thanks for the add!
from stoner-girl :
I am so sorry about your friend, whether it's sudden or extended, grief is one of the most debilitating things we have in this world. The good memories can hurt just as much as the bad ones. *Hugs* Just remember to appreciate her life, rather than mourning her death and it will give you strength to get up in the morning and do something of your own. Like you're living for two, something I think occasionally about my mum. xxx
from sduckie :
I know we having good apples for baking, I'm not sure what sultanas are. So I'm guessing it's on the savory side?
from floodtide :
YOU are amazing - your note made my heart sing this morning. Thank you. XOXO
from stellarrobot :
Unfortunately I don't have the book-facings, but the conspiratorial nature of your note was enough to make me chuckle. Many thanks for that! :)
from fifidellabon :
Oh, Miss! A cardie related parcel?!! Coming here?!! I am so excited!! Nothing yet, but I shall deffo be keeping my eyes out. When my Cousine of Doom, or Figleaves, for that matter, sends something, it takes simply ages! But now that I know to look out for something I'll let you know the minute that it arrives. Also, was that a prawn that you've knitted? Simply brill! XOFifi
from old-story :
Anna- I hear we are kindred spirits. Can you send me you Login and Pass: fictionaryduck@yahoo.com. One teacher to another. Love, Beth.
from blujeans-uk :
Hee hee :-D Thank you!
from floodtide :
Just sent my username and password to the e-mail address you sent - thanks for your sweet sweet note.
from omfggwtf :
i hope they do fade! ugh. and thank you, i appreciate your note ha, it's kind of passed away now i've woken up. woo! x
from hugz-n-snugz :
Anna well thank you :D I appriciate the love shown :D I read your latest as well and I loved it :D Do you mind if I add you to my fav diary list :D I would like to pop in from time to time and see what you post :D
from omfggwtf :
thank you :) xx
from omfggwtf :
i am?! wow that's nice of you to say ^__^ thank you. i'm going to check you out ;) even though i'm pretty sure i have before, i'm certain i'm the biggest diary lurker there is.. haha and yeah thanks, i hope i am better soon too :| stupid sickness! xx
from life-my-way :
Congratulations on your good day, it feels so wonderful to get into one's todo list of a day and it's beyond your turn to feel up to it all. And another thing, I loved the photo of your list--your handwriting is fabulous, I'd love to see more of it. I try to write the Vimala way (with a success rate approaching dead zero), and yours is similar to that. You must be spiritually evolved (but we already knew that). Oh, and congrats to Ren, what an accomplished young man. Anyhoo, glad you're on the mend! XOXO K.
from floodtide :
Thank you, you beautiful friend. (((HUGS))) back to you!
from jondavid2010 :
You will have one sent to you. But don't expect it before next Christmas.
from jondavid2010 :
Hi Anna. I'm back.
from kittay :
Heys, thanks for reading and leaving a good comment for me. :) I think I'm going to go ahead and just write here without a pass for now.. we'll see how long I feel okay with that and if it lasts though, LOL.
from mskindasorta :
Yes of course! I did unlock it but for some reason it didn't do it..it should be ok now =)
from mskindasorta :
hey there..I am just returning to diaryland after an absence. I remember when my son was killed in 2008 you left me a lovely, kind note and I have read you from time to time. I would like to add you if that is ok? Becca
from svenhard :
ahh, bless ya, lonliness is a terrible thing, i log into DL a few times a day even tho at work, note me and i'll get back to you soonish, it'd be nice to gas rather than plug away at boring stuff. x
from fifidellabon :
Annam I did post them! I have gotten positive feedback, as well, which was a shocker. I do feel that I am as plain as a post...I will leave them up for a while. I've a friend over in Ireland who can't access until next week, and who knows when I'll be able to update anyway. Well, it was rahther about time...XOFifi
from fifidellabon :
Oh, I'm so relieved. Anna, isn't it ironic that the moment that I finally got the nerve to post pics of me and then the site balked?! Haw, haw, haw, I do so find life's little quirks to be delicious. Thank you so much for the reassurance! XOFifi
from fifidellabon :
Whaaaah, I can't access any diaries! Anna, am I the only one, or are you having any problems as well? Thanks! XOFifi
from sadistiksoul :
Victory! =[]
from sduckie :
I would just reply something like, "Yeah! I would love to go bowling!" and if it's a joke, it will remain so, but if not, he can pick it up from there. I think either way you will be okay, and sounds like you want to do it, so put it out there... and if he really doesn't want to, find some other fun folks who will... :)
from killsbury :
Thanks for leaving the note, Anna. I do drop by daily to read, but after taking a short break, there was so much I wanted to write that it all became overwhelming. I suppose I better grab the bull by the horns and just start with the present. I do miss it.
from stoner-girl :
hey hun, sorry about the diary lockdown lately. got it all sorted now and its nice to be back under my old name. especially as years of old entries are stored there too. hope you're doing alright :) xxx
from acornotravez :
Hi, thanks for kind words. It hurts this morning! I go see plastic surgeon today, hopefully it'll be good news. =]
from fightn4life :
Lord I understand not knowing if you will be able pay rent. That will be a big thing once you know who moves his weight out of this house. I have little income but I do pay rent. He pays two bills and drinks the rest of his S.S. I really think I can do this. If not, like you, I’ll be on the move again. And...I dread it. My heart is with you. Soon as I can I will get back through your diary and get a better update. Sandyz
from jondavid2010 :
here's a belated thanks for your note. i write with one hand because my other hand cradles a cooing and snuggleriffic graceishness baby.
from killsoft :
skeet skeet
from sassymcgee :
Hello!!! Thanks for adding as a fave. Y know you have excellent taste lol, so it's nice to hear from you! :D
from acornotravez :
Ok, I'm following you on Twitter. How cool is that?! Rant away, I don't care. I mostly tweet about reefer and going out drinking and dancing. Oh and sometimes I post pictures of food. You know, really mind blowing topics.
from acornotravez :
I speak for all Americans! =] I keep my kitty inside because 1. I live in apartment complex so can't have a kitty door. 2. I live in the middle of the city with a lot of vehicular traffic all the time (she'd get run over). I always had outdoor cats growing up as a kid, but we lived in neighborhoods with trees and a backyard, good for kitties. I live in a very urban environment, lots of asphalt and car traffic. I feel bad sometimes that I don't let her out to explore. I think that's mostly why I want to train her on a leash, so she can explore but she won't run away or get lost.
from vulgarcunt :
ha, just got your note. changed my layout. could be a little bit easier to read now..?
from acornotravez :
Thanks for advice for Photobucket + comments. I'll look into that. Also, about the book you mentioned, I haven't read it. But I would say, yes, Houston's segregated, but it's more because of income vs. race. There were some tensions after the influx of Katrina evacuees in August 2005 and on... that's some city history to read about. The city officials dumped them all in this shitty housing in 1 part of town, not cool. The city received a lot of shit for doing that. I moved here in 2003, I grew up in San Antonio, about 2-3 hrs drive to the west. Hey, also congrats on starting to feel better! Love your plant + flower pictures. Wish I had a balcony or patio.
from jondavid2010 :
Answers: 1) Do you mean for them now (in which case I'd go Eric Satie) or later, or is it an invitation to send you some cool Brit tracks you may not know? ---------- By Eric Satie, do you mean you'd send an album of the composer's work? If you want to send a mix tape or CD, I will place no restrictions on time. I mean, sooner is better than when they're, say 15, but whatever. You can make a mix of whatever you think you'd like to expose two baby Canadians to. We'd keep the tapes for them for when they're older, too. So either a tape for each of them, or a side for each of them is best. --------- and 2) Do you mean just a list, that you can search from, or links, or shall I bung them on a CD and send it, in which case I'll need your address, so I'll send my email ---------- If you gave me a set of links, I'd burn it and then tape it myself for them, and if you want to add a message, I'd just write it on myself. Or you could mail it, if you want to do that yourself. My email addy is jondavidbirss@gmail.com. We can talk there about addresses if you want to send it. This is cool.
from jondavid2010 :
Nice. I like. Maybe you could make a playlist for Eli and Grace.
from jondavid2010 :
Thanks. Whatever the experts say, our little experts, Eli and Grace, seem to think it's the best idea ever.
from jondavid2010 :
The more I read, the more I like you, too. Ha.
from boombasticat :
Did you get around to Stop-Time yet?
from jondavid2010 :
I'm so sorry to hear you're still not well. When I last read your journal it sounded like it was breaking. have you seen a doctor? I'm glad my writing has been encouraging.
from jondavid2010 :
I'm glad. I hope you feel better. Ha. I understand having wondered if you dreamt it. Half the reason I started making a habit to journal to begin with is because they told us in twins' prenatal that we literally wouldn't remember anything from the first three weeks. I didn't want to ever forget. But sleep deprivation is making me have waking dreams.
from zencelt :
You're the first one I look up when I get there!
from stepfordtart :
Fifty quid from The Range. You can even make toast on it if you have a pointy stick and forearm skin made of asbestos. Oh, and a loaf. s x
from sduckie :
If you take E you should take tryptophan the next day, and you have to sleep a lot- why is because these actions replenish serotonin. E feels good because you use up all your serotonin in one shot... sleep helps your body make more of it. So it's not the dancing that makes you feel like crap, it's the fact that you need more happy juice in your brain! :)
from boombasticat :
Exciting! I hope you like Stop-Time. It is, plot-wise, a quiet book, but I can't get enough of the way he wrote it. It's what every memoir aims to be, I think. Hope all's well on the coast.
from artgnome :
user is artgnome, pw is gnomeart. :)
from yesnotreally :
Thanks ;)
from boombasticat :
Write or die? Fuuuck. Sounds serious. I'm picturing a windowless cell, a steel table, steel chair, pad of lined paper, and a pencil. And a pot of coffee. And maybe some uppers.
from zencelt :
I love the pics! Beautiful...
from stellarrobot :
Thank you, your note DID make me giggle. (Which just gives my flat-mate further cause to think I am a nutter) :)
from zencelt :
Thank you for stopping by!
from stellarrobot :
Ahaha!! I have never understood that whole thing where everyone likes to pretend women are hair-less. There's a distinct lack of common sense in that. I'm not sure what purpose it serves other than to infantilise women, and if so, it's truly disturbing and I want no part in it. Oh and also you're my hero :)
from modin :
Hi, Thank you for showing intrest :D I am glad to have you aboard... :D I am going to add you to my favs as well :D and I am trying to get a update things going on but I have not got the password yet... I changed to supergold to have a comment area but I am waiting for that too... I really am glad you are going to be there with me... I need all the support I can get :D I am going to go check out your diary :D and add you to my fav's :D
from justsanguine :
Hello! I'm glad you like the name. I'm am very new to the diary thing. But I love writing. Even if its about nothing at all. I love the way you write by the way, and look forward to reading more.
from anempath :
Thanks Anna, I'll keep my eye out for it. Haha you got that right! I think its just work and college getting me down...I'm at the last home stretch but it just seems to go on Forever. It's like will September ever come?? But I'm earning and keeping my head above water and I'm finally writing again, so it's all good :) I hope you're doing okay. xx
from anempath :
{{{{hugs}}}} as you have always been there for me, i too am always here for you. the pictures are beautiful :)
from noaddedme :
just sending a prayer your way.
from ottodixless :
Blackpool is the ultimate holiday destination. Though maybe that's just because we went in March when there were no stag parties or children, just empty novelty shops, quiet bars, deserted tourist attractions, and amusement arcades with all the machines free. Deserted seaside results are always good.
from enfinblue :
Anna, I am looking at flight combos right now and I've found one that I like that would bring me to England on either April 15 or April 16. I know that the Brighton Marathon is on April 18, so I could stay in London until that time (would not want to interfere with her special day), and come down the day after. Any thoughts? The other combo that works for me would bring me in around May 1, S
from enfinblue :
I have to thank you so much for introducing me to the Artist's W@y. It's making such a difference for me already. Before, I was rushing so much in the morning and didn't have mental clarity when I went to work. I was always carrying all of that stuff with me, and didn't have time to work it out. I can't wait to see what develops over time from this exercise - I already feel much freer to draw and to imagine other creative activities. Very happy, Anna. Thanks!!
from enfinblue :
Anna,I am sitting here at work enormously appreciative of your compassionate comment - it was just what I needed today. Thank you.
from boombasticat :
I always assumed the Alabama 3 guys, with a name like that, were Americans. I know that Sopranos song well. What do you think of that show? I can see how the people behind The Wire got some of their inspiration, from that show.
from retro-cat :
Groovy top hat!! Very Zappa-esque. Love your sketch too..when i was taking a course at the School of Art, we had to do a lot of sketches of churches and i could never get the dome parts right, so yours is quite good compared to what i did. I'm more good at sketching people and animals.
from enfinblue :
Anna, I am going to send you a quick note. Reply when you have the time though.
from retro-cat :
gosh now im confused..are you in Canada too?
from hitch-hike :
Howdy! Thanks for stopping by my place. Whereabouts in Canada are you located? I used to vacation there alot when I lived up north.
from muppet23 :
Thanks! I really appreciate it! =) All the best to you as well.
from enfinblue :
THat's very, very interesting. Thanks for the suggestion. I would never have thought of it! Very, very cool. HUGS!!
from enfinblue :
Hi Anna! Great about going for a walk. I completely understand why you are bothered by the snow. I'm not great in the rain or the heat. It's a matter of what one is used to. When I lived in Australia I could not stand the very hot weather. As for running in the snow, I don't wear special shoes but I do buy running shoes that have good/choppy treads. Smooth treads are obviously not a good idea. Likewise with winter boots. The other thing that I find I do is that I change my stride a little bit. I tend to run with a more vertical stride. On slippy surfaces it makes sense that you don't want to come at the surface at an angle. Invariably, all of the bad falls that I have had on snow/ice - and there have been many - have come when I've been trying to turn a corner (or when something has been concealed beneath the snow). I certainly hope that you do not fall, but maybe it will comfort you to know that I have fallen dozens of times and although some of the falls hurt the worst that I've had to do is ice my patellar tendons. We get bruised but we generally don't break! I hope you have a lovely day.
from stellarrobot :
Thank you for your lovely note, it made me smile :)
from enfinblue :
Happy New Year, Anna! Thanks for yours. I also want to say that you are a wonderful person and I hope that you will be extra-kind to that special person in the new year. You have accomplished so much this year. I hope you can see that!! HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS
from retro-cat :
yeah believe it or not, i feel the same way..my dad is still not feeling good, im sick of all the snow here and the cold..lately i don't even feel like getting out of bed. i just want the holidays to end and hopefully things will finally start going right for a change.
from retro-cat :
Have a Fabulous Christmas and New Year! Hugs from Julia xxx
from retro-cat :
The Weather network on tv here showed us pictures of the snow storms happening in England and some other parts of Europe. Nasty! We are supposed to be in the middle of a blizzard by Friday..ugh, i will have to bloody shovel which has to be the single most horrendous job on earth!
from retro-cat :
Yeah i totally hate ice on the roads too! i've done plenty of falls on my bum..ugh! That man in the Santa suit and the dog..so cute! At first when i listened to Fairport Convention, i thought it was Joan Baez. Sweet song!
from purplelady26 :
wow! i love the picture on your diary! :)
from retro-cat :
Hiya, thank you so much for your wonderful wishes :) Yeah, things are slowly coming back to normal around here. That is something that we definitely do not want to go through again. I like your dairy! Do you want to be friends? i will add you on my friends list. I totally agree with you on the whole environment issue. Love Patti Smith and i see that you love Dylan and Bowie too..right on!!! See ya; from Julia
from life-my-way :
Glad you've stayed above the pit, and I believe it to be a major accomplishment (of course, I would, as one who fell way into the pit and spent most of the day climbing back out). But you're covered in big accomplishments now, with group ending and you having completed it! Congrats and laundry luck to you.
from svenhard :
i'd never try and contend the warmth they offer cold feet, and while they retain their form they're just another set of footware, maybe just a bit odd looking on girls with thin legs. But once they become crushed and deformed and the user remains ignorant of the situation and insists on walking on them further rather than pull them up, then they cross into objects of scorn
from enfinblue :
Hi Anna. No worries. Just for fun! I like that one because it has an art/history focus. I hope it's a little bit helpful! I like to read bits before I go out in the day to explore.
from life-my-way :
Thanks for the note! Not just me then....hmmmmm.....
from anempath :
*hugs* everything going okay? You seem a little blue lately... always here to listen if you ever need it. :)
from enfinblue :
Hi, Anna. I hope you're doing OK. XO
from outer-jessie :
Thanks for stopping by with luvs! (Drops of good emoting, that is - not baby diapers.) I had to go back and read through my entry again, just to see what all the fuss was about :)
from blujeans-uk :
I mustn't have got to that bit yet, I'm still on Monday on listen again! Can only listen when SuperMoo isn't doing his essay, which doesn't leave me that much time to be honest...
from enfinblue :
Hi Anna, You didn't lose track at all. It was kind of you to stop by when you have so much on your mind. I'm hoping the visit will be before Christmas. I will let you know soon. And of course, lots of good wishes and prayers for Sammie and your friend. XO
from ohell :
You are hysterical! Because of you, I am going to venture into the adding of friends here. Once I figure out how. Love the Cat Stevens song addendum to that post....I pretended I was you while it played. And, as it so happens, you are really good at adding pics and vids. Will be looking into that as well. Thx for adding me...
from enfinblue :
Hi Anna! I'm quite serious about coming over soon, but I have to think through two immediate issues: financial planning; an election that is likely about to be called. In the case of the latter it will be more delicate for me to select travel dates. I was looking at the second week of November the other day. Hopefully this will shake out in the next week or so and I'll be able to make a decision. If not this autumn, even if the weather is crap I'll likely make the trip in the winter (after the national fudge-it). A lot of the timing depends on the political situation here. It will all work out though!
from fifidellabon :
Oh, Anna, all TransAtlantic plans got squashed by all of the Orking. There are very few days that I can call my own. So the Cousine of Doom has to wait yet another year. Plus as well, she is veree high-maintenance and everything has got to be her way or she will eversopolitely make one's life a misery. Well, keep having fun in Espana. Ole! XOFifi
from vicunja :
I am so sorry for the paranoia causing query. Seriously, I was just curious. I used to have my mate send it over when I was in the UK 'cos it was so expensive, not to mention hard to get ahold of when I moved on from the student environment. I did have one guy I used to buy from in the UK - a dealer I had to go meet in a car park all gansta style. Good gear he had, though, so it was worth it. And 'cos of the quantities, I got a discount. But as you've never mentioned dodgy gansters in car parks, I figured that probably isn't part of your weekly routine ;) If I ever stop breastfeeding, I shall definitely be reconnecting with my bong. There's an old hippy community nearby who supply the local as well as national market, so we're pretty flush up here where gear is concerned, but I'm kinda considering growing my own. I wonder if the market has been affected by the general downturn in the economy, actually. Again, many apologies for making you uncomfortable with me questions... *embarrassed*
from enfinblue :
Anna, I'm going to take you up on your offer. I love England, would love to see you, and love the idea of going somewhere where I'll feel at home. I'm going to think about when I can arrange a week or 9 days to come over there. Hopefully I'll be able to pursuade MFV to meet me as well. Doing arty, creative, spiritual shite sounds great - just mucking about with paint, pencils, walking on the beach, yoga-ing...would be right up my alley.
from enfinblue :
Anna, Sorry to send another note, but I wanted to tell you that you're like my own personal angel! You were worried about your own plans last night and it was really kind of you to give me those insights. They put a swing in my step today - a nice tool to go forward with. I feel more hopeful and cheery. Here's to us both learning to value ourselves at least equally to others. Enjoy your day!
from enfinblue :
Sorry to hear that your travel plans are uncertain. Hope things work out OK. I wish I could help in some way. The Paul Gilb3rt book is called "Overcoming Depression." It's a self-cognitive therapy book. I could use that. :) Thanks again for suggesting the other title. Do you know, my request for The Artist's Way expired before they even got to me! So many requests. I'm going to have to buy that one, too. I don't know why I'm hesitating - I'd be better off with the books than going to Paris for xmas. :)
from ohell :
Thank you so much! Still reading you....
from blujeans-uk :
Thank you, that does mean a lot. I have no doubts that Smash is a big cupcake icing teddy bear really, but I'm a bit rubbish at Meeting New People and tend to forget how a conversation works and sit there wanting to run away. Probably explains why I don't have that many friends up here...
from enfinblue :
I just wanted to let you know that I went to buy THe Compassionate Mind but it's not available in soft cover in NA until January! The author has another interesting-looking book though so I think I'll buy that for now. Thanks a heap for the suggestion! :)
from stellarrobot :
I think your version of Of Mice And Men sounds perfect, just perfect. I did hyper-ventilate when I read your note. Also I love the photos in your diary and it was really cool to see a Banksy.
from stellarrobot :
Yes, I tried to rebel by behaving like Saffy from Absolutely Fabulous. But it was far too boring. I am hella excited because you know who John Steinbeck is!!! I have never been able to converse with anyone about him because no one knows who I am gibbering on about. So that has just made my day, thank you.
from fifidellabon :
I did! I googled the Hamlet, and it was fucking brilliant! Thank you! XOFifi
from fangbanger :
Brighton is an amazing place. My Grandparents live not far away from Brighton, so when I visit we go down there. It is a shame the Pier gor burnt down :(! x
from iamgodzilla :
Hey, thanks for the support :). I agree godzilla is very negative, but I love this song by Lostprophets which has this in the title, hehe. Take care x
from boombasticat :
I hope you're feeling better. And if you ever win the lottery, think of me. Also, I see that the last British soldier from the first World War has just died and I happen to be reading Good-bye to All That and I wonder if you've read it? It's a pretty heavy dose of Englishness, very thick with titles and societies and organizations. I'm learning all kinds of stuff. And it's a really good memoir, too. Haunting, the war stuff, the cool way he describes it.
from sassymcgee :
You're probably right that this will become a habit, but fuck it. I'll still be writing something lol. Thanks for the note and hopefully I'll get the hang of this...
from killsbury :
Thank you for your hugs and good vibes. The carpet shall yet appear!
from enfinblue :
Thanks, Anna! I'll look it up. I think I'm going to take a drawing class for the month of August. I've been going to the art gallery lots lately for lectures at least. By the way, I like the pics of the old dude and his garden. I think it's nice that you stopped to listen. The other night I stopped to help this guy find a sweater that he'd dropped on the ground somewhere. After I found it he was driving down the street and he leaned out of his window and yelled out, "I'm sending you good karma!" Well, whatever. I had been feeling rather grumpy (it was late and dark) and suspicious and that perked me right up! XO
from enfinblue :
Hi Anna! Thanks! I'm great - have managed to turn off all of the noise in my head (most of it, anyhow :)). Did I miss the book on compassion? I don't remember the mention. I'm losing it...Also, the library STILL hasn't gotten back to me about the art book. Nutso.
from wafflehead :
Hello! I was reading my lovely note from you when I glanced over at the "Users online right now" and there you are! What a coincidence! =)
from green-kiwis :
Hey! I don't know if you know, but I have been writing at my new site, and I can't seem to get the link on this one to tell you I've been updating... Just in case you wanted to keep reading :)
from urbancadence :
Thank you :'-)
from enfinblue :
Thanks for your comment, Anna. You're beyond great. Remember that! I am looking forward to seeing you next April.
from enfinblue :
Thanks, Anna. Actually, I'm really, really well. Just a little bit pissy about something. No biggie. :) Am honest with myself and the world! :) XO HAppy Birthday again!
from fifidellabon :
Hallo, Anna! Welcome to France = WTF = What the ...intercourse! Or I suppose that I could say "What the F**k" and let you work out the rest. Or even say "What the Fork" although that sounds a bit surreal. XOFifi
from boombasticat :
Do you know about permeation's diary? She lives in your town, I think, and takes pretty great photos.
from geekchic-uk :
Hey there, I came across your diary via the lovely StepfordTart and really enjoyed the little bit I've read. Hope it's OK to add you! L.
from fightn4life :
How weird is this...My grand mother (moms mom) was named Mary Thatcher...that's moms birth name (Thatcher) Grandma passed a long time ago. That name just jumped out at me. :) Sandyz
from manfromvenus :
How /does/ one email you, Anna? Or am I not permitted to know the secret? Tried a couple of times, but my messages bounce. If you want to - and only if you want to - send me something at manfromvenus(at)gmx.com ?? Jxx
from damonf :
HI. I'm Damon. I am clicking on random people and telling them that I joined yesterday. Contacts would be nice. Damon=)
from catsoul :
So glad you are having such a grand time!! I was wondering what "pressies" are? Take care. =^..^=
from im2qt2kr :
I've been enjoying a "snoop" through your diary and reading of your visits with my d-land buddies, boxx and LA. I've added your to my favs and look forward to reading more of your adventures.
from zuzus-petals :
Anna, What an incredibly kind note. I'm so glad that you liked it and terrifically jealous that you got to spend time with Alison and no doubt meet that beautiful boy of hers... both of 'em. Hope you're well and your travels were safe. - Zuzu
from boombasticat :
Now you're three hours behind me, and I see that you've written something late at night, and it's screwing me all up. But, oh my, San Francisco. Where to from there? North? South?
from l-empress :
I keep seeing your name commenting on some of my favorites, so I took a look at your page. You like Elizabeth George, as did I, and I thought you might like reading this: http://l-empress.liscious.net/older/006003.html Although I still look for the Inspector Lynley mysteries on tv, but I'll never read another of her books!
from enfinblue :
PPS It sounds like the help you are getting is fantastic, so this is definitely not a critique. :)
from enfinblue :
PS The reason that it helped me is that it helped me to trust more that I was still the same inside (and still smart) and that things would eventually ease. Here's a link at least to a Canadian bookseller to see the item: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/search?keywords=Claire%20Weekes&pageSize=10
from enfinblue :
Anna, I was just thinking about something. I know you are getting lots of help, so I don't mean to seem as though I am interfering with that, but I found a particular audio book very helpful and I thought I might mention it. Have you ever heard of Dr. Claire Weekes? She is dead now but she was apparently quite a famous (Australian) anxiety counselor in her day. I had (someone borrowed them and didn't give them back, ACK!) some cds of hers that I liked. The set that I used to listen to was called, "Pass through the panic." It's from the 60s or something and dated and amusing as a result, and the message is simple. In fact, it is the simplicity of the message that I found quite soothing to hear extended and described. In a nutshell, it's that when you have a "nervous condition" :)/anxiety disorder, you get "sensitized." In effect, your body reacts too strongly to stimuli (i.e. you produce too much adrenalin, etc. which is what makes you feel "brain dead"). In the process of healing from anxiety you will still be sensitized and will repeatedly feel anxiety. The aim is to gradually but persistently level the intensity of response to triggers. I'm sure this is not new but maybe this is useful. A big hug!!
from dirtyboots :
Thanks, mate. I shall return the favour. P.S. Fanny Burney ROX!!!!!!!!
from blighty :
Um, I think they are called g-strings. Haven't bought knickers in the US for many years, and when I did they were more substantial! There are some called bikini line or cut, but they are bigger than thongs...
from blighty :
It is the Americans who call them thongs. For a long time, I would be looking at people's feet when someone mentioned a thong. It still makes me laugh.
from janeygodley :
Sorry I never get round to replying to your comments. My blog goes on 180 websites daily so you can imagine how many comments that can generate; I do appreciate your input and please don’t think I am being rude. It would take all my time to personally reply, and I don’t want to send a generic message that isn't really from my heart, so thanks and am sorry, yet again. Janey Godley
from blujeans-uk :
*heavenly music plays and a light shines down in my mental image of a long forgotten joy - peanut butter and banana sandwiches...*
from fifidellabon :
Dahling, I am rahther afraid that I am of no help. I keep on getting stuck on the word of it all. A camper? Or is it RV? Cargo van? No clue...XOFifi
from boombasticat :
Seen on flickr this morning: http://www.flickr.com/photos/emhuwar/
from boombasticat :
I liked your fetching-the-dog story today. Also, totally unrelated, but can you do me a favor and sort of help me align the British newspapers, in my head? I saw you mentioned the Guardian the other day. When I was in England, most everyone I saw on the Underground read tabloids, or sports papers. Does anyone read The Times, for example? Or is it the fancy-pants paper? Forgive this probably highly esoteric line of questioning. I'm just curious about newspapers.
from enfinblue :
No worries - it's nice that you're so polite! I can't promise perfection, but I will do my best to research the issue for you. I may have to do most of the research on Thursday when I am off, but I will post some forum inquiries tonight!
from enfinblue :
Anna, I tried to comment this to you in my notes, but H@loscan wasn't cooperating: Anna - no problem. I will look into the van. I don't know how much they will cost. I will try! I can also ask my mother - she knows a lot about these sorts of things, oddly. :) Don't despair - we'll find you something. I need to know the exact pickup point or options though. Is it Allentown that would be best? Thanks for the meal suggestion! I love it! I love steak! I think I'm going to have to learn how to build bookcases!!
from enfinblue :
He he he. Poor Sid dog would have to spend too much time in quarantine to go back to England with you. :) He's a cutie though, isn't he?
from enfinblue :
Thanks, Anna - that's sweet! PS I think what I'm going to do re. California is put pressure on my boss based on the fact that I have been putting in so much overtime. Surely he can have someone fill in for me for three days. Fingers crossed.
from enfinblue :
A train would definitely work. A bus, too. I wish I could tell you with certainty that I won't come to California. I just wanted to prepare you guys for the likely eventuality. I probably won't know until that week. But of course I still have the ticket.
from urbancadence :
Haha! Aw, how sweet of you - I'll give Shaggy a virtual hug from ya!! :-)
from enfinblue :
Anna, I am so, so, so happy that things are looking up for you. You deserve it. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately, given the way that work is going right now - the government forced to report on implementation of the stimulus package from the budget - there is a very good chance that I am not going to be able to be away from the office for that first week of April. I will likely have to scrap my ticket. I hope that you can forgive me and that we can meet up in England next year if that is the case. :(
from blujeans-uk :
Hello, just wanted to say how de do and thank you for adding me to your list
from anempath :
haha thats no problem, post away. ive long given up on the hopes of being properly photogenic :D
from enfinblue :
Anna, That is actually a brilliant idea! How I would LOOOOVE to do a Ph.D. in England. The problem right now would be with how to finance that. I'm pretty sure that I've spent too many years in university to apply for Commonwealth scholarhips. I won't discount it though. The primary problem might be that all of my past coursework has been done in economics and math (lots of economic history, though not in an actual history department), so winning scholarships in history might be difficult. Definitely worth looking into and perhaps I could do some coursework here this year to prove my mettle! I will do it! I have the sense that I would truly love Brighton. Thank you for the suggestion. I had not thought of it!
from enfinblue :
PS Glad you went to yoga! I can't wait to go back once my arm is strong again. :)
from enfinblue :
Thanks for your note, Anna. I completely agree! I have you to thank, too, for your suggestion of therapy. It's the counseling, to which I was resistent for so long, that has allowed me to arrest the "parent" voice that was getting me to achieve things without reflecting on what *I* truly, deeply want out of life. It's been revolutionary.
from killsbury :
So sorry for coming across as cryptic. It's far more due to a ghastly sense of paranoia that those who know me will stumble across my diary and discover I'm not coping perfectly, (as if they weren't fully aware). Thank you very much for the hugs though. I have calmed greatly.
from artgnome :
There is room in my driveway/yard. My landlord is like country white trash, he has stuff everywhere and we had an RV he never used sitting in our yard for two years! So we can put yours there when you visit. Easter week in April, we will be in NYC for a few days, so I will need you to send me dates when you think you will be here.
from stepfordtart :
I emailed you re half term - Im off Thurs and Fri next week, mooching with the kids. Any good to you? You got Tony? x
from enfinblue :
PS I should have added something else. Last year, I was forgetting things all the time and getting completely lost at work. I was also in the midst of a crazy period of anxiety. I thought that I was becoming stupid or losing my memory permanently. I really didn't believe that it could be anxiety doing that to me. But this year, now that I'm doing well in general and much of my confidence is coming back, I'm going through a period in which I am sharp, sharp, sharp. My "old" memory at work is coming back and I am performing at the high end again. I never would have believed it but it really DOES pass.
from enfinblue :
Anna, I feel the way that you seem to feel quite often. One thing that I've realized though is that no one as smart or as funny as you are is really losing her memory!! It definitely will pass and I just hope in the process that you can squeeze tight the fact that it's all OK beneath the surface.
from anempath :
21st/22nd sounds great, i'll make sure to write it on my calendar lol!
from enfinblue :
Hi Anna, Glad you had a laugh!! Don't worry - I was joking about the roller skating. :) Could be fun though... :) There are some neat looking hostels in San Fran so I am thinking of booking one for the first couple of days. As soon as BoXx wants to meet up in Santa Rosa I'll take the bus there, or else we can meet up in San Francisco (she mentioned that her son was going to give us a tour, possibly). I'm really easy. As for accomodation in Santa Rosa on the Saturday, say, I'm happy to sleep on BoXx's floor for a night, or else I'll book a hotel or motel. No worries. I'll probably book a hostel in San Fran for my last night (Sunday night), although since my plane doesn't leave on Monday until 12:45 I might stay in Santa Rosa and take a bus to the airport in the morning. It will depend on Mz. Bee's desires in terms of activities!
from coracao :
Wow, that's awesome. Good to know you can have a healthy baby, IUD and all.. I'm excited for you and your trip, by the way. that's going to be so much fun for you:)
from coracao :
Wow, that's awesome. Good to know you can have a healthy baby, IUD and all.. I'm excited for you and your trip, by the way. that's going to be so much fun for you:)
from poolagirl :
Hi Anna. I understand completely! Overbooking oneself on a trip can make it so very un-fun and stressful. If it works out that you make it down to San Diego, you have a place to stay. It is quite a jaunt from Santa Rosa and I know it would take some doing to make it work with your plans. I am fine with whatever you decide to do, my dear. To quote our funny friend fifidellabon, I "deffo" okay with that. LOL!
from enfinblue :
Thanks, Anna! I know - the part-time Ph.D. is a great idea. It's what I've always wanted to do. In fact, three years ago when I had my wisdom teeth out and was coming out of the anesthesia I was apparently blubbering about how I didn't want to be an economist (I was about to move back to Ottawa) and how I wanted to be a historian. :) Some dreams never die. Oh and I wish I were talented at my non-creative stuff. I am NOT. My only talent is that I am able to whip myself like a slave driver until I can fake my way through something. I would not be able to do my job t all were I not the *most stubborn person on earth*. Thanks and hugs!
from boombasticat :
We wound up in Uxbridge, if you know where that is. Our friends own a canal boat, or a narrow boat. They were supposed to be closer to central London, but they had engine trouble and so when we visited, they were holed up on the canal, near the engine-fixer guy, about a twenty minute walk from the Uxbridge tube station. It was very nice, though the boat itself was crazy cramped: swans outside the front door and other duck-like birds, Shetland ponies in the field across the way. We learned a lot about canal boat culture. And about mushy peas. And how bartenders don't mix the tonic in with your gin but instead let you do it. And treacle. And shopkeepers calling me "mate" a lot. Anyway, road trips are great. If you haven't got any suggestions already, I've got some America road-trip books you might like.
from enfinblue :
That's brilliant, Anna! April 2 is the date for which I found a cheap flight to San Fran. I was thinking of staying there until April 6. I haven't bought the ticket yet, but should be no big deal to book it next week after I am able to talk to my boss about it. No big pronouncements in my life - and even if there were they'd likely change tomorrow! :) - except that I might not go to Italy at all this spring.
from fifidellabon :
We will be travelling the week of Easter. I mean not Holy Week but that which comes right after Easter. Just as a heads-up. Nah, the turnpike drive is a snap. Well, it's big, and can be confusing or intimidating, but if you study your maps etc. you ought to do well. I was just on exits 15 through 13 recently. But there are seriously a lot of cars. You'll take the pike from which direction? North to South? Also, Turnpike to 78W will get you across the state if you are starting from the NYMet area. This is a truly a ginormous, epic trip that you are planning! XOFifi
from fifidellabon :
Or a vat! Duh, of course we would pop in to see you. They (cousins) have stateside plans for *gag* Disney World, but we will deffo see them in England. They are in Nottingham. I keep thinking that you are n Brighton. Do you know, I've never been to Bath?! (I know can you imagine!) At any rate do things in the time in which you are comfortable. As Biba would say "It's not a contest!" XOFifi
from svenhard :
sometimes it's the only word that truly captures the insane rage that stupid people cause in the minds of 'normals'
from enfinblue :
Good point! YOu can tell me to piss off in person, too! ;-) By the way, I just expediaed San Francisco for April 2 and I could get a flight there for $500, the same as it costs me to fly to NYC. Makes no sense. Whatever you decide. I'll go with whatever you'd like.
from annanotbob :
Fuck Ottawa! I want to hang out and chat and exchange ideas. See where you live xx
from enfinblue :
PS Sorry for all of the notes! You're going to have a great time! I can't wait to meet you!
from enfinblue :
OK. That sounds good! The journey wouldn't be too bad, but honestly the Windsor-Ottawa corridor on the train is pretty ugly. And Ottawa is hardly impressive, particularly in April when we could still have snow on the ground (and likely will have rain and other yucky stuff). You'd of course be COMPLETELY welcome here at any time though. :)
from enfinblue :
I think I can make it work. I would prefer to go to Italy in May anyhow! I feel silly for asking this question since I've probably missed it along the line, but for how long do you plan to be over?
from enfinblue :
PS I can't believe I thought you were going to wait a whole year. Ah my thinking processes are shot!
from enfinblue :
I had a feeling that I was confused. I wouldn't want you to have to make a rotten trip like that! I'll figure out if I can make it. I was supposed to leave for Italy on April 9, but I'm thinking of leaving in May instead. Just let me know your itinerary when you have it settled, and then I'll see what I can do. :)
from enfinblue :
But PS Don't make your plans around me. I can usually adjust, so do what works for you!!
from enfinblue :
Anna, Sorry for my behind-the-timesedness, but you do mean April, 2010, right? If so, absolutely! My vacation turns over at the end of the fiscal year (March 30) and it's post Budg3t (that is assuming that I stay in this hell), so it's all good!
from enfinblue :
Anna, Thanks so much for your note yesterday. Warmed my little heart. :)
from manfromvenus :
Thanks for the message about Otto's diary, and the protest picture. It's nice to see the kind of view that the public get of a demonstration. Sorry to hear that your iPod is still being awkward. Leave it in the airing cupboard for a couple more weeks... it might sort itself out! Here's a web linky at Apple, which may be of some assistance... http://www.apple.com/uk/support/ipod/five_rs/ BTW, I'm off skiing for six days, starting Saturday... so if I don't 'see' you, have a good week. Jx
from anempath :
heya, wow coming down to cardiff? whats bringing you down my way then? but yes we definitely should meet up for a coffee, should be lots of fun. :)
from horvendile :
Most people leave me notes on my livejournal. I write everything here but I link from my lj. They have a better comment system that allows discussion. I'm Horvendile there too. I'm always Horvendile. Horvendile.livejournal.com
from enfinblue :
Dear Anna, That would be so great! And maybe I'll even get my act together and come to England this year. I really ought to - I always enjoy England and it is much easier and cheaper for me to fly to than is Italy! Thanks for the book recommendation. I honestly LOVE your paintings. They're very joyful, actually.
from aliannmil :
I am so glad you posted your Irish lamb stew recipe. While it was a trifle vague I managed to whip up a delicious batch from some bits I sliced off a leg of lamb the Darling brought home. Yummy on a cold winter night. By the by I meant to comment on your hat...brilliant! Thanks again, Peace.
from enfinblue :
Dear Anna, You're so sweet. You never have to read my drivel or leave me comments or catch up! Thanks for thinking of me though. :)
from boombasticat :
Thanks for your nice note. Where's that quote from? I'd love to say hello in person--that sounds really nice and I'm sure Brighton is as nice as the photos I've seen of it--but unfortunately, we're only in the UK for, like, 48 hours before we're off to Trondheim. I know it's a shame that we're there for so little, but we're trying to see two groups of friends. And the one in Trondheim is American, pregnant, and hasn't learned the native tongue yet. I see there's been some icy weather where you are.
from mrbilly :
Thanks for the note. In normal circumstances, I would move things forward, but it's the sister preventing me from doing so. I always think blood is thicker than water, I'm sure she does as well...
from fifidellabon :
Anna, thank you for your lovely note. Biba is feeling much better and says to tell you that it doesn't even hurt. Apparently children are much more resilient than adults! Thank you for your caring! XOFifi
from mrbilly :
Hi, I don't think the beer was fit for consumption. When I was pouring it out of the cans and bottles (from 2006), it looked and smelt disgusting! The wine will appreciate in age I suppose... but yes, it was quite upsetting saying goodbye to it...
from mrbilly :
Hi, it's outwalking. Diaryland won't e-mail me my password so I now have a new username (rolls eyes). Sorry. :/
from fifidellabon :
Well, this shall be undoubtedly boring for you, but this is what I got. Watercolour pencils and crayons, coloured pencils, and some skin-tone pencils, quite a variety there. Also a sketch pad, a watercolour pad and...giggle...tracing paper! But really, Biba will have some fun with that as well. We live in a city with quite picturesque architecture not to mention the canal and the river, so I ought to make something eventually. I hope! I've no talent whatsoever, though. But that doesn't mean that I can't fake it, or bluster my way on through! XOFifi Pee Ess, do you know I simply cannot find those watercolour paintboxes with the wee bumpy bricks of colour in them, not anywhere. If I could only just remember which country it was where we had them...
from witty-remark :
I really appreciate your note. Sometimes I forget about that entry until people like you reach out and remind me of their small displays of kindness.
from enfinblue :
Dear Anna, Thanks for your kind and thoughtful note today. All of the very best of EVERYTHING in 2009. You're much nicer and sweeter than you think you are (but not TOO sweet). ;) XO
from boombasticat :
I did notice Venus being delightfully near the moon last night. But I live in a city and so I wasn't sure if it was Venus or an airplane/government-sponsored spying craft. It was pretty cool. And, for sure, a happy new year to you.
from weetabix :
It's ok! It happens! Also, there's still time if you're up for the challenge. There is a very loose definition of "holiday card", which I'm pushing and thus refuse to feel guilt about mailing mine tomorrow. In my defense, my cards are really CDs and there were some issues, but so it goes! People are just happy to get something that isn't a bill. One year, someone sent out Valentine's Cards instead, and that was appreciated by all!
from boxx9000 :
MERRY CHRISTMAS. Peace, Love, Health & Happiness in 2009.
from annaisana :
thanks for the note! hi to you as well, anna.
from enfinblue :
You're such a sweetie! Right back at you with a big hug! :)
from green-kiwis :
Thanks for the note! Life always comes crashing down at once. I just need to learn to chiiiillll ouuuuut.
from boombasticat :
Sheee-it. You're funny.
from boxx9000 :
Your letter is *B* for Bob.
from coracao :
i came across your diary randomly the other day... just wanted to say i really enjoy reading your posts. my favorite is your little list of what you're thankful for each day. it reminds me to focus on that part of my life as well. thank you for sharing yourself so fully.
from theywhomourn :
thanks for the note!!
from enfinblue :
Thanks for your very kind and enthusiastic note yesterday. It buoyed me up even further!! I don't know the song but I will look it up. Tonight. After I go to have my head examined. :)
from astralounge :
Thanks for your kind note! :) Yeah, that guy was a jerk... I thought about deleting his comments, but I figured, I know he's wrong, so whatever. :)
from artgnome :
I don't want to miss you, either. get my email link from your comments and send me a note, and I will add you to my address book and/or send you the password stuff. xo
from prolifique :
Would you mind emailing me? I tried your Diaryland address and it bounced--I have mine turned off too because of spam, but I can be reached at gmail under the name "tipsygypsy". Thanks! :)
from illumiknitti :
Thank you for your nice note--and I'm thrilled to have someone add my diary!
from enfinblue :
Thanks, Anna! You're wonderful! I actually took your advice and called a highly-recommended counselor yesterday, so I've got all guns firing at the moment. :) Have a wonderful weekend.
from for-you-only :
I've made it to 9600 words so far, so I'm really pleased with myself. ;) Good luck on it. It's cool to have friends in my comment box, then you guys can argue over what I should do with my life LOL.
from boxx9000 :
It's OBAMA! WhEeeEeeE! 8:10PM Pacific time
from green-kiwis :
I sent you an email... did it make it past hotmail's junk filters? It was from stimacva@grinnell.edu.
from boxx9000 :
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
from enfinblue :
Thanks, Anna. That's so kind! I'm great. I've found that shaking up my habits a bit has helped me to quiet my mind significantly. :) Hope you're remembering how much you've accomplished this year!
from green-kiwis :
Oh gosh no. I can still pay you. I can send you a check by mail if you want. Also, what kind of help do you want on your site? A new design? If so, let me know more and I can start working on one for free :)
from green-kiwis :
I found this shirt I want online, but you can only buy it in Britain. http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/productdetails.aspx?catalog=HighStDonated&product=2465 Could you buy it for me and I can send you money for it and to ship it to me? I would be forever grateful!
from green-kiwis :
hey! thanks for the note. you are in england right? can i ask a huge favor?
from enfinblue :
Anna! You're so right! I couldn't see it, but for sure that it it. I have been trying to hold it together for a long time, and now I'm burned out. Completely. I will try to take a day off work this week, although unfortunately I have been tagged to work on some stuff when the party in power releases its election platform on Tuesday. I'd lose a lot of points with my boss were I not to show up. I'll just make sure that I leave on time and relax. And I'll make chicken soup. Thanks for your caring. :) xx
from outer-jessie :
Thank you for stopping by! I have stopped by your page on occasion as well, and will continue to do so. Thank you as well for the kind thoughts...miracles do happen though, don't they.
from skipperdyke :
Thanks for stopping in and saying hello. I don't believe I have intrigued anyone enough to click for quite some time. ;) I returned the visit and enjoyed my reading so I will be returning to indulge some more when I have more time if that is alright with you. Enjoy your day. :) ...Lori
from enfinblue :
Thanks, Anna! Yes, I was SOO bad. What a hot guy though. And don't you just love kissing them and leaving them? I must say that I am grinning ear to ear!
from fifidellabon :
AH! We DO have Bindweed here. I just never could remember the name, being as it is so difficult and all...hee! Those twisty little stems, they would kill anything. I am up early for me as our smoke alarm blasted three times then went back to quiet. We are still on alert, though. And Mr. Dog was up poo-ing all over the kitchen as he had somehow gotten into something that's upset his system. He woke me up too late to get the door for him. At three a.m., no less. Take a nap for me, won't you? XOFifi
from robynb :
LOL thanks. I just had to let it all out.
from enfinblue :
Thanks for the sympathy! :) I hope I'll be feeling better tomorrow. I really hope. :)
from enfinblue :
Thanks for the invitation, by the way. :) Sussex is lovely! Gym class is really only made for a select group of people, isn't it? I can appreciate that it is good in principle, but I suspect that the problem *is* with the types of people who become PE teachers. (Actually, we call it PE here, too, but we're sort of ambidextrously American in our terming. And I definitely watched too much American tv in the 1970s. :)) The only thing that I ever liked about PE was the square dancing unit that came along once a year, and when the government made us do the "Canada Fitness" tests for a few years (mostly endurance-based stuff). The square dancing didn't really help me to gain any "street cred," if I'm honest. Sorry about your thumb! Boo hoo, indeed!
from enfinblue :
Right back at you, Anna! Hopefully I'll see you in England sometime next year. I love England and I'm due for a trip there. I need to visit my second "family" (not related, but I love them), who live in Sussex (in a place called Rye).
from enfinblue :
Thanks so much for the suggestion, Anna. I'm going to check it out. Your suggestions are always so great - I've been going to cainer regularly, for example. :) Hope you are well!!
from loopykitten :
Ren Faire is short for Renaissance faire, where the actors and vendors re-enact the renaissance period in Europe for the public. It's usually great fun. Rennys is what we call the actors and the vendors at Ren Faires :) I'm sure you could sell him there, and depending on how cute and strong he is... who knows, you might even get a good price ;)
from mare-ingenii :
Thanks very much. That's lovely.
from slashemote :
thank you, i appreciate it :)
from enfinblue :
You're gorgeous, Anna! And you always make me laugh. Thanks so much!! :)
from manfromvenus :
Raising Arizona. Woo! What a great film... In our household, no journey is complete without a Holly-Hunter-style instruction to "turn to the raaaght!"
from nueces :
Thanks for the message and for reading. I like your interest page---especially Raising Arizona. My cat is named Nathan Jr. Take care....good luck with the gym!
from outwalking :
Hi, thanks for the note. I've actually been reading your entries for a while now (as you're one of those big and bold usernames in the box on the right). Forgive my latest entry though, I'm not always a complete idiot. =) xx
from savemyseoul :
why thank you! they really are stunning, eh? as you say, the gestalt experience is why i came, but the kids are why i'm truly enjoying it. and i say go for it, whenever the world settles around you - the money is so tempting for a lot of people that the country is occasionally lacking in teachers who actually care.
from enfinblue :
Anna, you're so kind - thanks so much. I appreciated your well-wishes for the weekend so much - they must have worked as my stomach is back to normal (thank goodness). :)
from enfinblue :
Oh that's so funny! I just love the sofa. I love the pattern, the colour...and that painting is one of my all-time favourites. :)
from enfinblue :
Thanks, Anna. You're lovely. And I'm giggling so hard at the facebook pic - a classic!
from stepfordtart :
Sorry. I knew you'd be mad with me. I still love you, tho. s x
from enfinblue :
I think you've got it re. Italian men! I love it. I genuinely appreciate a man trying to look like eye candy. I actually live on the cusp of the gay quarter here in Ottawa, and I don't mind that the men are not looking at me. :) My hairdresser is gay and frankly I love to admire him as he cuts my hair. :)
from boxx9000 :
95472 is my daughter's zip code where I USED to live, but we've been at our current place for 2 years. The post office will deliver with the wrong zip, it's the same county.
from boxx9000 :
my zip code is 95403
from fifidellabon :
Anna, I totally love you! Thanks for the insights, I feel the same way. Info can almost never hurt. I do like your idea of smaller festivals, and I have come to the same conclusion, myself. The smaller ones are a lot easier on the psyche, whether you are playing them, or just attending. XOFifi
from enfinblue :
Thanks, Anna. I feel very well. You know, I am sure that I will love F&J this time around. I loved MP's performance, because it matched how prickly and closed-off I've so often felt myself. It seemed true to me, even when I first saw it at something like twenty-three.
from manfromvenus :
Okay, you win Euphemism of the Week, for 'over-prepared pharmaceutically'. Hah!
from ten-oclock :
oh ok LOL!
from ten-oclock :
by the way, you are also another man from venus?
from ten-oclock :
oh it's too late. I'm now too good at not wanting things. Poverty helps train the mind not to want things too. lol Thanks for the tip and stopping by my place.
from manfromvenus :
(21/07/09) Hi again! I'll understand the 'xxx' code, should it crop up at some point in the future. And don't worry; I'm sure you can send occasional, textual kisses to a married man without anybody getting the wrong idea. Be as nutty as you like, but don't panic on my account. Jx
from manfromvenus :
When I wrote about 'wives getting more than their fair share of things', it may have been influenced by the night I had just spent, trying to sleep under about five square inches of duvet. Vicky had the rest, of course.
from manfromvenus :
Anna, you will always be !Bob to me. The exclamation mark means 'not' in a programming language that I use. Thus, you're !Bob, which gives a pleasing, drumbeat-like quality to the shape of the word, and satisfies my need to rebel against mainstream punctuation. Or maybe I think about these things too much. "O wad some power the giftie gie us, to see oursel's as others see us..."
from fifidellabon :
A seisiun is where a bunch of musicians get together, usually in a pub, and play music, usuallu Irish tunes and songs. Usually it happens in Ireland. Sort of like a pub sing. Here they can be anywhere on the spectrum from decorous girls sings slow, dreary Irish airs to all-out mayhem, which is what ours is like. I am one of the founding members and actually it is how I met Ned, back when it was still a house seisiun. It is pronounced like the word "session" is. XOFifi
from enfinblue :
Thanks for the link! xx
from manfromvenus :
Ah, yes... Shirley Bassey! Simply fab. In our household, she's associated with decorating. We always play Shirley while we're stripping wallpaper, wielding a roller or whatever. I don't know why. Just watching that YouTube clip made me want to do some plastering...
from manfromvenus :
Re. addiction/disease/illness: Forgive me if I have misapplied a technical term from a profession that I know nothing about. I only sought to say that however we perceive my departure from the social norm (and whatever treatment might be proposed)... I seem to be settling down a bit, and getting more 'normal'.
from enfinblue :
Thanks, by the way. :) And thanks for your last two entries - they've made me smile broadly! They've even perhaps inspired me to actually go and SIGN up for that August art course. I wish it weren't such a struggle to put one foot in front of the other every day and move forward, but that's just how it is for me. I'm muddling through as best I can, as are we all I guess. :)
from fifidellabon :
Oh, and here I thought that I had my American English just perfectly! I know that I do have a few words that I say wrong, but already I have forgetten which ones! XOFifi
from enfinblue :
THanks so much, Anna! Your writing and your thoughts always make me smile. And you know, I agree with you (about men, that is), but I try not to say that too loudly. :) I have almost always worked nearly exclusively with men, and whilst when I was younger I thought that there might actually be some mystery to decipher...the older I get I start to believe that there's not a great deal there in most cases. Women are much more interesting. :)
from manfromvenus :
It's funny, what you said in your note about the policing of gender roles. (Funny and very touching.) Some psychs say that if parents don't make a fuss about childrens' gender experimentation (meaning boys' cross-dressing, no doubt) then it'll just be a phase. Instead, by making it a taboo, we create forbidden fruit, and you know what that means! It made me smile when my Nephew, during his 4th birthday party, was invited to choose from a rack of fancy dress outfits. He ignored the viking, policeman and so on... and spent the rest of the day as a princess. Do these things run in families? Poor kid, I hope not.
from fifidellabon :
Which origins? The blogging ones or the real ones? XOFifi
from manfromvenus :
You may already be aware of this, but: Lulu (www.lulu.com) offers a potential route to get your work 'out there' into the world, without necessarily just giving it all away for nothing on the Web. I'd tell you more about my own writings, but there's a danger that other people, aided by Google, might find out that this Clarke Kent is a part-time Wonder Woman. "Oh what a tangled [world-wide] web we weave!"
from fifidellabon :
Wasn't that funny, all meeting at manfromvenus's notes?! XOFifi
from boxx9000 :
re: the camera flash.... I just turn it OFF. re: getting started on a collage...I start with my background (large pieces) then move to my foreground with smaller pieces. The words come last and small detail images. Everything overlaps and I use torn edges rather than cut. I'll post some pics later on today.
from aliannmil :
Hugs. BP can stretch on in depression for a long time, the last few years of my first marriage were all depression, most likely why he left, of course that all goodbye to bad rubbish but still. Sorry you are in the pits. Thanks for the compliment, I think my Baby is he cutest little man around but I'm biased. Hugs again.
from enfinblue :
Thank you! The breathing is an EXCELLENT tip. I'm doing it every day in my office. It particularly helps when the senior economist comes yapping by. :) The word of the day is such a treat, isn't it? I think in fact that my favourite part is the newsletters full of readers' anecdotes. :)
from manfromvenus :
Thanks for your note. You keep some strange hours, don't you? And, er... so do I, if I'm around to read them. Glad you're still reading; even though my musings can't really help you, given your double X chromosome thing. But if it's entertaining, well and good.
from enfinblue :
he he. perfect!
from enfinblue :
Thanks! I will try it today. :)
from jim515 :
Hey, meant to do this sooner, but just wanted to say hi, and thanks for your note - I always like hearing from someone new, to see it's not just five people who knew me "back in the day" who check out my journal.
from manfromvenus :
Okay, here's a better one. Takes a few minutes, though... and you'll need a ruler! http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sex/index_cookie.shtml
from manfromvenus :
Hi again. Yeah, the Inventory thing was kind of skewed. You have to already be "in the system" or it won't make sense (or won't have relevance). It's just another of those self-reinforcing things that 'the community' perpetuates. Perhaps I wasn't sufficiently critical of it when I wrote that post.
from enfinblue :
Thanks again! It was very kind of you to say that.
from enfinblue :
Thank you! Take care, too. I will eat lots of veggies today.
from solitus :
you are so sweet; thank you. love to read you, btw :) cheers!
from artgnome :
you are so welcome. I have so been there and done that. I hate to see someone else suffer it. It is though, part of the creative personality. It just takes some learning how to manage it to your advantage, that's all. xo
from manfromvenus :
Ack. My old diary's formatting all went horribly wrong. Fortunately the 'witless protection scheme' has given me a new life... Sorry to hear about the Leonard Cohen thing: that would have been awesome.
from othertranny :
Thanks for the message. I appreciate your taking time to read my ramblings, I really do!
from enfinblue :
Hey, thanks! I know this stuff but putting it into practise takes courage that I'm trying to find. :) Incidentally, I understand your decision about the dog - I couldn't handle such a dog at the moment.
from enfinblue :
I know! I know! :) Gorgeous children, by the way. They look like such lovely people.
from savemyseoul :
I trust that the Commonwealth as a whole has a great deal to offer me, linguistically! I'm looking forward to building my hilarious colloquial dictionary over the next eight months.
from jeannedark :
Jane's card is so sweet, that lucky lass.
from enfinblue :
More later, but thanks so much - that's kind of you. :)
from enfinblue :
Thanks! I know exactly what you mean about the picture. :) Yes, I am Stephanie.
from enfinblue :
Thanks so much for the kind words. Clearly, I had a really off day. :) But I'm better now. Thanks again!
from anempath :
Heheh yeah random diaryrings joining, that was ages ago...thanks for the support. I'm generally doing okay now. love xxx
from anempath :
hey anna, hope things are going well :)
from catfiction :
Hello, it's fine to add me, thanks for asking.
from boxx9000 :
I have TONS of ideas for mosaics from drink coasters, garden stepping stones, flower pots, flower boxes, to MURALS. I have TONS of donated tile a parent gave to me. She works for a tile company and they were throwing it all away. A whole palette of every color, too. I'm hoping the class will teach me technique and then I want to experiment with something small to start out with to get the hang of the grout etc. Then, my BIG idea is to do a mural at school of our school mascot the Blue Heron and another mural of some sort of flowers in the school garden. Ambitious I know but it just sounds so interesting and FUN! I need creative outlets for my sanity. I wish I could take that class with you because it looks like a REALLY good one. ENJOY!
from mpeacock :
Hi a friend of BoxXes hopefully can be a friend of mine. Unfortunately, my diary is very morose at the moment. A very personal tragedy (but it is chronicled throughout the entire diary). username mpeaccock password sammo
from fifidellabon :
Oh, good, I'll deffo be trying potato-growing then! Thank you! XOFifi
from urbancadence :
I see the pics! Kudos, you!! :-)
from r-e-v-i-e-w :
Crazy, I know, but your review is finally up!
from lorwolm :
Ooh, you think I'm scary! I'll take that as a compliment, because I think I am fairly well-adjusted and mild-mannered, to the point of ho-humness. Or should that be ho-hummingness? Sure, I talk to real angels and do this prophecy thing, but don't let that put you off. I like reading about people struggling with their creative life because that's me.
from teachin-usa :
yeah, I find it a smooth transition from autobiographical blog to autobiographical comic. Fun to do with thin sharpies that's all. Second one I used pencil a bit first. Yours would be hilarious I think!
from enfinblue :
Thanks so much, Anna. I saw your beautiful pictures a couple of weeks ago, I believe. I really appreciate the wish of peace - the same to you. Italy can be a crazy and yet such a meditative place. I'm hoping to quiet myself and indulge in the latter, even amid the din of the vespas and the pressing tourists of Florence. :)
from teachin-usa :
thanks anna!
from fifidellabon :
Well, it IS pretty sweet, if I do say so myself! (How did you know?) Heh--how's THAT for perv?! XOFifi
from artgnome :
don't ever give up, and keeping moving towards the good. prayers for you! xo
from my5cents :
thank you for your lovely note. I don't know what I said that helped you but I am glad if I was able to make your bad day feel a bit brighter. I hope you will come back to visit again.
from jeannedark :
Heh heh, I was watching AI with my 4-y-old son the other night and he said of Andrew Lloyd Webber "He is a vampire!" and still believes it true.
from jeannedark :
Thank you! It's very gratifying to feel the warmth and joy flowing my way. One of those things that everyone is happy about, and it's a good feeling.
from blimplike :
Awesomeness! Loving your bravery, looking forward to reading the rest of your blog when I'm done excersizing!
from jeannedark :
Hi, thanks for the note and good wishes. Just trying to detach about the novel process to stay sane. I swear, there is a certain level of madness involved in writing and fighting this strong oppositional tide. Four books! That's a major accomplishment. Congrats on setting the ladies free! Are you planning to go braless 24/7? It will be intersting to see people's reactions.
from floodtide :
Thank you, sweet friend. For the note, for the hug. I'm in the middle, tallest, black t-shirt above olive kakhis, in front of the short girl in the red t-shirt. Highlighted shaggy hair.
from r-e-v-i-e-w :
Apologies for being missing for so long. Would you still like to be reviewed?
from lizbathory :
Just give me an email addy, and I'll let you in if you'd like. Just be forewarned. Reading my diary takes an open mind. That's why I'm locked.
from savemyseoul :
glad to hear you like it, and thanks for the photo advice. i'm the most accidental english teacher ever - no degree, little experience, just sort up stumbled into it. but i seem well suited, so i'm looking forward to many korean adventures. my millie sounds like the polar opposite of your friend's dog, as she's 155 pounds of newfie goodness and would probably never notice the difference between a standard and a miniature terrier prior to eating them both...
from shinynewtoy :
glad to have met you, too. have sorted through very little of your older stuff, but am looking forward to it.
from boombasticat :
Thanks very much. Your diary is one my recent favorite discoveries.
from savemyseoul :
Found your page by hopping around a bit - I'm new to the site, but really enjoy your writing. Also, I've never met anyone else with a dog named Millie before. :) What breed is she?
from minstrelite :
Hey Anna, got your note. Please email me through DiaryLand for the username/password combo.
from loopykitten :
Making an altar is a lot of fun ! Especially going through your stuff and choosing what is important to you and how you feel about simple things that you might not have thought of at first. As for my mom she is covered through health care in France, but it's more her state of mind that I'm worried about. It's very nice to meet you !!
from radugap :
hey wats up am a new guy in dis diary stuff.i its u have visited first i liked it.can you be of help to me.
from mzbee :
I sent you an email with my snail mail addy but it came back as UNdeliverable??
from punkedupqt :
holy fuck ure even more awesome than i thought. if u lived anywhere near texas id make the drive just to blaze with u :]! so question. "annanotbob"? haha i think its cute, but howd u come up with that?
from punkedupqt :
god i loooove the way u talk. maybe its cuz ur british. actually thats prolly the whole reason. but i LOVE it. just thought id tell u. :] __meredith
from urbancadence :
Of course it's okay, Anna! Pleased to meet you, and thanks for adding me!! It's so cool they're doing that "Get over it sign" in schools over there. If they did that here in the US, they'd get bombarded by the ridiculously conservatives. Something about corrupting the minds of young children or something daft like that. Grrrrr.
from marzipanmind :
Hey, I meant to say thanks for the note. I feel kinda bad now - you've gone and commented on my writing style, so what do I do? An entry about poo. Sorry about that. Just read your entry about IT bollocks. What is it with IT people? (My personal philosohpy is: Zen is being able to smile while the IT guy politely calls you an idiot.) The IT guy where I work was known - not to his face, of course - for a long time as "Dr No", because for a long time that was pretty much all we would get when we asked for help. He does seem much better these days, though, now that he has his very own Boy Wonder to share the workload. But yes, thanks again! :)
from fifidellabon :
Arrrrgh, they are all a bunch of cunts! Thanks for the note. 'Twill keep me going on. xoFifi
from fifidellabon :
Hallo Anna! Well, the way that I would do to see what Fifi was talking about would be to do a google image search on the unfamiliar names. Now I'm off to say my new fav-o-riffic C-word a few times! XOFifi
from life-my-way :
I would be thrilled with either form of booklet and am in no hurry. I could offer you a yoga giftlet too--a small poster of sort of a cycle of forgiveness asanas--forgiveness asana series it calls itself. It's not much but it's all I've got (of any uniquity, at any rate). Take your time, I'll be grateful when you're ready.
from dandydandy :
Thanks for the add! You have caused quite a commotion in my comments...you must be well liked by my friends Smash and Stepfie!
from fifidellabon :
That is because I was...what's the industry term for it? I believe it is "Drunk off my ass!" !!! AH hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaa. At least you blog coherently when you are impaired. Me? It is always a surprise the next morning to read! XOFifi
from fifidellabon :
I think that the word "cunt" is hysterical! SO many people here think that it is just theee worst, but it is just another word. I'll join in your crusade! xoFfi
from stepfordtart :
NOt locked now! Fill yer boots! s x
from fifidellabon :
Oh, that was Anna from mariastuart here at d-land! That was awfy cute to see comments from two Annas. Oh and I rahther liked that sentence as well! thanks! xoFifi
from mzbee :
woot! That sounds like a week of heaven to me of rest and relaxation. ENJOY!
from fifidellabon :
Wishing you every good thing in 2008! xoFifi
from fifidellabon :
Hallooo, Anna! Did you have a Happy Christmas? xoFifi
from fifidellabon :
Oh, so good to hear from you! I was just about to start badgering Stepford Tart or even my cousin to go have a look in on you. Hang in, everything, like gas eventually passes! xoFifi
from fifidellabon :
Anna, we haven't heard from you in aaaaages. Are you all right? I hope that you haven't got the 'flu or anything. xoFifi
from boxx9000 :
11-22-07 HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
from boxx9000 :
Dyson and UGG. Hooray!
from enfinblue :
Hi Anna. I just came to your diary via fifi's and I want to tell you how struck I was by the few lines that you wrote about your relationship with your mother. I turned them over several times in my head. Thanks for sharing them. Stephanie
from fifidellabon :
Oh, no, you did not seem the least bit snitty. No, I'm a blurter. I blurt. I just never think of you as having mental heath issues, not that there is anything wrong with that. xoFifi
from fifidellabon :
Oh, Anna, oh dear, I meant no disrespect...xoFifi
from fifidellabon :
Anna, thank you for your prayers. You are such a good person. I'm thankful for D-land in that I get to know of such wonderful people who share so much. xoFifi
from shot-of-tea :
Ooh, thank you! I have been referred to you before for an Aristotle song you know!
from fifidellabon :
I say, Anna, I quite miss you! I am hoping that things are very well with you! xoFifi
from greenwitch :
Mmmm, looks like it is time for an alternate plan. Try this addy: acornhill@hvc.rr.com and see what happens. The greenwitchdreamer is a good one too but sometimes things get dumped in spam. Would love to get my new info to you so email me.
from greenwitch :
I wrote out the @ (at) and . (dot) in the addy so it would require human intervention to use the address. No cut and paste allowed. Did you try that cause I haven't gotten you emails. Please try again. I likely have left you a comment or two from my new digs so you might find a commenter who is witchy with goats. Cryptic, eh?
from fifidellabon :
Well, it's like ths, I loooove to google things. I googled "Fuckholtz" and it came up with the comment that you had left e-chez Fifi, about how "Fuckholtz" was the better of the two or someting like that. Yesterday I decided that more people need more Fuckholtz in their lives so it is up to me to spread the word! xoFifi
from boxx9000 :
please send me an email at Spicoli007@yahoo.com (boxx)
from stepfordtart :
Monday's looking favourite so far, dear. We're thinking pavilion as soon as it opens, followed by nice lunch and a little light retailing before home-time. Will email proper plans later in the week. much love s x PS Stress-free day, BF's not coming!
from fifidellabon :
Anna, Anna, are you all right?! I've just heard about all the flooding and I can tell you empirically that it is horrible!! I haven't quite worked out exactly where you live, so just in case, I'll say extra safety prayers for you! /XOFifi
from her-story :
I know. Thank you for your response. I agree with you 100%. Its only the good ones that make you miss the job, but the bad ones who make you wonder if you want to do the job in the first place. Have a good one.
from fifidellabon :
Actually, not all vodka is made from the humble spud. Ned says that he believes that actually rye was the first grain. He doesn't know how the potato became the standard, but my guess is Russia + ingenuity. Naps? I instigate many as well! Where would we be without naps? I know that Biba will adjust, but I feel sorry for her when she is obviously crashing, but it's at war with her natural party nature. DNA will out, oui? /xoFifi
from tampaxofdoom :
lol thanks. i love to swear. all the time. i almost got fired from one of my old jobs because of my mouth. lol
from dinosaurorgy :
I guess that what's really getting to me is the feeling that I'm not going to be believed, and therefore will receive no help; the first shrink I saw didn't believe me at all, and that has sort of haunted me.
from mel-is-dvash :
I've been feeling exactly the same way. Wish we could get together and buoy each other up (or try to). Hope the appt. goes well. This too shall pass (it always does). {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}} Mel
from boxx9000 :
HAPPY #53 BIRTHDAY! and I love those portraits the kids painted!
from dinosaurorgy :
Ah, but the question remains: WHAT did I survive? :P
from hilthethrill :
Try Wicca For The Solitary Practioner, by Scott Cunningham, or Spiral Dance, by Starhawk
from hilthethrill :
aim is an instant messaging service, its free to download
from hilthethrill :
hey, do you use aim? I'm hiltheartist on aim, and I would love to chat with you to figure out which book might be the best for you! Thanks for reading!
from fifidellabon :
Thank you again---you are a dear!
from fifidellabon :
Thank you---it does help tremendously to not be alone, both virtually and in reality./Fifi
from stepfordtart :
Got Weds and Thurs off work. Going to see my sis on Weds and will prob do something with kids on Thurs but nothing planned for any late afternoon/evening for the whole week so come by/have dinner/drink a bit any day! s x
from whtlunalycan :
I could prolly quote several "inspirational" phrases to tell you don't give up anythings possible but more then likely you have heard it all before. When I find it hard to focus on healing myself I focus on somebody else. In helping them I often end up helping myself even if just a little. Next time mow my yard to. I hate that job... Vanilla tea is always something to be happy about. No you don't know me I was just randomly surfing the directory and thought I'd read your diary. Blessed Be ~Luna
from onepinksock :
oh, i'm not quite sure if there are any lesbian books that don't tell "that story." strangely enough most of my experience with that lit is in the YA section. and i can't quite remember how any of them end- probably horribly onnly to teach teenage lesbians out there that it ain't easy... however, i can rattle off some titles...annie on my mind. kissing kate. good moon rising. empress of the world. girl walking backwards. deliver us from evie. am i blue (short stories). everything else adult wise, i can't remember. written on the body. oranges aren't the only fruit. rubyfruit jungle. thats all i got lady- sorry if it was no help at all. thanks for your continued notes and support.
from purplebanana :
I read a book by some woman a couple of years ago that was fun - Karen somebody. For some reason, I think her last name has to do with cake. I'll try to find out and think of others and let you know. Also, Flaming Iguanas is about a bisexual woman (there IS straight sex - beware! ha) but is one of the most fun and inspiring books I've ever read. It's by Erika Lopez.
from dinosaurorgy :
Oo.. thanks.
from joistmonkey :
Hi and ta for the note - yup I am an ex-teacher, having left 2/3 of the way through my NQT year 'cause the school was very rough and the education system is up shit creek without a paddle :-) I'll try what you said about the candle, but it is a very deep U in cross-section, and the sides are still quite thick (too thick to melt and cut maybe). Oh OK, there were 3 unboxed CDs and 2 rogue cases left over at the end, but that's not bad for 1000+ CDs!
from boxx9000 :
GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) are kids who score in the TOP 2% in at least one academic subject and/or passed the RAVEN test for creativity. RSP (Resource Specialist Program) kids who are at least TWO grade levels BELOW in one academic subject (it's usually reading) they are in a pull out program for extra help.
from fifidellabon :
Post-book reading, that is to say. I cannot write my way off a piece of paper!
from fifidellabon :
It's probably because of the mention of the Inverness accent, I think. But it could have easly been Slav. Except then, the "ken" wouldn't have worked. I am like a demented parrot, I process everything that I hear and then I spew it all out, whether appros or not. Oh, to be normal? Nah! /Fifi
from dinosaurorgy :
Oh yes.. I forgot to introduce myself! I'm Lambert :)
from boxx9000 :
BOXX HAS MOVED DIARIES. YOU CAN FIND ME AT: http://boxx9000.wordpress.com/
from dinosaurorgy :
Aw, thanks! (Don't worry about the font.. you really aren't missing too much. I've been tempted to change it, though.)
from fifidellabon :
Hah! I'm meant to be cleaning as well! But the nap was calling, and what was I to do? I'm ready now, at least as ready as I'll ever be. Ned? HE is all around good. What you described was Every man, don't you think?! As for oop north, how far does it seem? Have fun! /Fifi
from fifidellabon :
Oh, thank you, I will. Too many people depending on me and all that. I'm sure it will turn up to be nothing. You as well, eh? Seems like you are carrying a heavy load. /Fifi
from stepfordtart :
Hello dear! Glad to provide the gifted kid stuff. Have photocopier, will post....or maybe it might be better to shove the stuff in the back of my car and zoomzoomzoom. How soon d'you need it? Couldnt come down for a couple of weeks. Email me best plan. s x
from fifidellabon :
The beer glass incident is quite subversive, isn't it? I can't decide whether to be proud or ashamed. I'm leaning toward pride, with added smirk.
from stepfordtart :
Oi! Are you making fun of my yoghurt-based kitchen incidents? heeheeee what a fucking mess she made, the little sod. s x
from fifidellabon :
Yes, it is definitely "yard" over here, but I simply cannot get in to the way of saying it. Also, it's windscreen, Windscreen, I say! I can never remember to say "windshield", and you know it just doesn't sound right. Although, I really do think I have the Americanisms down quite well! Oh, and the rivers are still rising, so I don't know for certain whether we will make it through or not. xo Fifi
from paleta :
thanks for keeping up with me: http://corrybpaleta.blogspot.com
from pimlico :
Thanks for the note. Hope you have a fine weekend xx
from fifidellabon :
I currently live in the East Coast of the USA. I am a bit of a mongrel, you might say. It was a running joke in my last incarnation to try to work out just exactly what I am. I believe we did conclusively rule out French and Irish! Now, didn't I see a beachy surfy sort of pic in your diary? That's what I'd have an envy of! /Fifi
from boxx9000 :
I LOVE that old black & white photo at the top of your poage is it a personal family photo of yours?
from boxx9000 :
i feel much better when I go walking. Too bad we can't go walking together. I need a walking buddy.
from harri3tspy :
It's so nice to see you back! A big hug to you!
from stepfordtart :
Hey Anna! Just checking up on you. Shoot me a text/email or something and let me know you've not run off with a sailor/joined a nunnery/fallen into a big well (literal OR methaphorical!). Much love s x
from boxx9000 :
WHERE ARE YOU??? ARE YOU OK???
from aliannmil :
And you have put a smile on my face, welcome back my friend. What a crazy world, no?
from aliannmil :
Missing you~
from harri3tspy :
I hope everything's okay. I miss your posts!
from the-moo :
I miss you where are you *hugs* xxx
from boxx9000 :
♥ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ♥
from mel-is-dvash :
I just came by to say I've been missing you and I hope you are okay. {{{{hugs}}}}
from stepfordtart :
Hey Anna - you OK? s x
from anothercrazi :
hey.. i came on here to find out your views on the big brother debate but it seems you havent written anything on it! i hope you are well :) x x
from ottodixless :
Er, yes, my NaNo novel. Everything was going very smoothly with the build-up to NaNoWriMo, except I never actually started it, I'm ashamed to say. So I have to bow down to your commitment (especially for keeping to your schedule and not writing 15000 words on the last day [I hope]). I've seen Michael Franti before but I'm afraid I'm not going this time.
from aliannmil :
Somedays it seems that nothing will ever be right, that we shall always tumble down to lie on the floor in sobs over what we are not. Remember too there are those other days. The ones where we can do what we want and feel ok with what we are. The roller coaster goes up as well as down and it is that truth that can carry you through this. It is, by definition, temporary. My heart goes out to you and my hope that this will pass quickly but no matter how long it takes know that it will pass. I wish you Peace, my friend.
from harri3tspy :
I've been meaning to respond to your last comment for a few days, but I've been delinquent. Thanks for the link to the class -- it looks like fun. They apparently teach it in a gym nearby, so I might have to try it. Also, kudos to you for the Nanowrimo. I think that sounds so cool, especially what you're doing with the kids. Good luck!
from geminipie :
And a hug back to you too! Thanks for the note.
from startafresh :
A week in between pt 1 and 2!!!!!!!!!!That's even worse. Hahahaha. :) Have a great week.
from flicka :
If you live near me, I'd totally do it. I've a picture of my hair somewhere in my diary of the past 4 months? I hope you are well. I'm studying for my exam Monday, writing a paper, trying to be on a date (I've a roommate) and we are going to eat and watch a film together. Yeah.
from flicka :
I don't know how things end up on Goggle. It is odd, and I don't know how to put things up to show up or take things off so they don't show. Complete ignorance for flicka! I love Magnolia. I'm thinking about watching that...which I shouldn't because I'm mega behind in school--teaching portion and the classes I'm taking....
from the-moo :
Aunty Anna I LOVE YOU!!! so so so much love I've been hovering about your page while I've been gone but I still have so much I've missed while I've been gone... *huuuuuuuugs* thank you for missing me and for all of your wonderful kindness to me and just... thank you for being you!! I love you ABSOLUTELY STUPIDLY large amounts I've missed you MILLIONS!!! xxxxxxx
from flicka :
I like your login name :) Do people get you mixed up with Bob? Thanks for the note, and I too will add you. I want to read some of your thoughts and such. It's so strange dealing with depression--it's your mind trying to conguer your mind. It's like a terminal illness where the self doesn't recognize the self. I've not thought of that before, so you might see it again in my journal!
from anempath :
oh crap, well the source code is just something you can get by clicking view on the toolbar - the one next to edit and file....but i guess its a different setup or something. if you want i can fix your page for you if you copy and paste me the hmtl of your template page - just send it in an email to me. its no problem :) yeah life is going well so far, just boring day to day trying-to-stay-awake-in-school stuff really lol, it's annoying repeating the year. It's nice being 18 now though, even if I do feel suddenly so old heheh. Hope things are doing well for you too xx
from stepfordtart :
not only have we got a gazillion %%%'s but you've lost your comments too, now! Go have a lie down. s x
from anempath :
hey, yeah i looked at your source code for you....did you want the "older entries" above your "other diaries" subtitle or below the other diaries? or just not at all. in your template you have this line of coding: <p>other diaries:</p><P><A HREF=<P><A HREF="061002_97.html">pub quiz</A> - 02/10/2006</P> %%older_entries%% if you want to remove the "older entries" and put them below your "other diaries" list then delete everything inbetween "other diaries" and "thecrankyone" html and put the "%%older_entries%%" underneath the "vibinghigh" html. i hope this helps :) xx
from aliannmil :
<P><A HREF=%%older_entries%%</A></p> This is what I use and I get the last five entries (I change the font and center but as far as I know you only need this string). I peeked at your HTML and you have what appear to be duplicates. This is all I use. (your comments section wouldn't let me post this) Peace ~ alison
from aliannmil :
Someday, if the fates allow, I will visit your Island and we will have tea somewhere very old and steeped in history. I often think of you and your lovely garden (another case for envy since my garden is in a fish tank) and suppose how nice it would be to lounge amongst the flowers and shrubs and talk of similarities and differences. Someday, my friend, someday. ~I wish you Peace~ alison
from smashthegas :
Yeah I believe we shall be meeting tomorrow! Ill write about what I thought about you in my diary, and if nothing interesting happens, I'll just lie. Heh. Smashxxx
from prosperpine :
So true; it's like what Leonard Cohen said about if a person sings their own words sincerely, then the result is undeniably music. Thanks about Employee of the Month thing; it looks like I'll have to bring down the system from within, whilst climbing the hierachy.
from summer-gale :
All is well for now. If you want the PW email me at summer_gale at yahoo dot com
from teachin-usa :
Oh wow! Enjoy- I think it's really interesting!
from mel-is-dvash :
I think I wrote you before to tell you I lose the end of your long entries - something that doesn't work right for the mac, or whatever. But today I was really sorry I couldn't finish the entry - very enticing, as far as it got. I hope everyone had a good time.
from leesmry :
hi sweeteie. Thank you for your note. I love how honest you are! It really made me think because I actually didn't include alcohol in that entry in my own head but now perhaps should. It's such a major issue that my little brain can't even begin to skim the top of. Love you xxx
from aliannmil :
I will ponder and get back to you. Lovely dreams Dearie. I wish you Peace ~ alison
from the-moo :
stupid mac I can't read your diary at home but I was here and I shall read all the bits I can't read on this daft machine on my good ol pc at work xxx
from anempath :
Hey. Gosh, I said it once a long while ago when it was in question and I shall say it again. You are a beautiful person Anna and I sincerely believe that you are being stifled and dimmed through rationalisation and excusing. It must have been hard to go to a wedding with your own marriage problems on your mind. I wish I could make it all better, or say something that will help but I can't. Just remember that you have friends that read and feel for you and care and give you their support. *hugs* Thankyou for all the support you've shown me in the past. stoner kin lol. x
from aliannmil :
There is nothing wrong with recognizing "too little, too late" and yeah, it could be all about passive agressive. I'm sending peaceful thoughts your way. Night Dearie ~alison
from the-moo :
left a long comment but it's gone :( *sulk* loveyouanyway xxx
from the-moo :
I wish I had a magic wand I would wave it for you and wish for a fabulous sense of calm happiness that would last until even AFTER the last of your days *hugs* love you xxx
from stepfordtart :
Hey Anna - nice pics of the family etc. we dont mind you putting ours up, so long as we dont look fat, or have our eyes shut or anything like that! It was lovely to meet you and yours - well do it again, but next time I'LL be the one drinking and BF'll be doing the fippin driving! s x
from aliannmil :
Welcome home dear. Sorry it's unpleasent but you were missed. Looks like it was a good time had by all (you have a lovely bunch there). Hold on, I can feel the winds of change, they'll be there soon enough. ~ I wish you Peace ~ alison
from aliannmil :
I wish you Peace Anna ~ alison
from ingridwrites :
Ahh, I had a lovely english boyfriend once... I have this picture of him on the Santa Monica Pier wearing a 'Spliff me up' shirt. ;) Americans don't use that term ;)
from leesmry :
annaannaannaannaannaanna I'm back and excited to 'read' you! biiiiiiiig squeezy hug! I too overcame a fear and swam in the north sea and as yet i HAVE NOT GROWN AN EXTRA HEAD OR ANY OTHER WEIRD POLLUTION LINKED MUTATIONS, SO ALL IS GOOD! yEAY TO US BRAVE ONES!!!!! oh, I wasn't watching the screen and must have knocked the caps key hehe!!
from the-moo :
iloveyouauntyanna xxx
from the-moo :
aaaaaaaaaaw I'm back to using a mac again and it doesn't like your template... I'll have to catch up on you at work.. but I was here and I did try *hugs* xxx
from pink-circle :
I know how that goes, we all have our times when being creative is last on the priority list. Just remember The Circle next time you're feeling creative.
from pink-circle :
You need not wait for anything! You can add your poetry to The Circle at any time. Or your photos, drawings, or short stories. (Long stories can be posted one chapter at a time weekly.) I urge you to add whatever you like. Anything you can add in an entry that is a form of artistic expression you are welcome to do. ~Phoenix
from anempath :
thanks so much for the hugs! it really made me feel a little better lol
from anothercrazi :
yea i may well delete it! :D check out my latest entry on my other diary - totally fallen for a guy!
from agitproplite :
Hey thanks for the note luv!
from anothercrazi :
Hey.. did you send me one of those forward email things the other day? Its just I noticed you (I think it was you anyway!) sent it to an Andrew Mills.. who is he? Its just my old maths teacher had the same name! x x x
from ladybugge :
I know I don't understand the situation, so I have to ask - why doesn't HE move out? Is there some legal problem with getting him out, it's not as if he owns the place... ?? I'm sure there will be a good end to all of this, I just hope it comes quickly and without too much pain on the way. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
from summer-gale :
Great pictures, such beautiful roses. I think you would like your private space too. There must be something affordable if it's small.
from anothercrazi :
wow lovely garden.. i always wish my parents would plant pretty things to grow, no such luck and i have no idea where to start with anything like that!
from dana-elayne :
The roses are gorgeous! :)
from summer-gale :
I have two suggestions. First whenever I change my template I take a copy of it and save it in a notepad document. Second many of teh people you rea duse haloscan. You can either ask them for help or view the source code they use or both. In IE and Firefox there is a View option and under it is the option, Source. Then you can see how other's set it up. Kathy at coffeegrind has set it up a couple times that I know of in different journals for herself and might like to help if you get stuck. I haven't had the time to fool with it yet.
from summer-gale :
I've been tired lately too. Maybe its the weather. As far as comments try Halo scan. I think it's better anyways.
from the-moo :
*hugs* I think you're wonderful and I don't tell you enough!!! xxx
from prosperpine :
I'm glad you liked my mini-essay, and yes, certainly you can use it with a class, though you might want to spellcheck it first! (I do proof-read, but some always slip through the net.) I'd be interested to know what the class think of it, too. As for the company itself, I do agree that they're complicit in fostering a culture in which the more you want, you more value you are afforded as a person. However, in most cases, I think that human decency and empathy overides this message, leaving only a not-unsubstancial minority who enbrace this ideology. I am also suspicious of the direct marketing used to specially target children; 'customers for life' was a phrase worryingly bandied around my orientation. Jo x.
from aliannmil :
Anna Dear, I'm sorry you are feeling so down. I know how hard it is to live in a situation you know is over. try and take time for yourself (non-crying time, since crying doesn't count as "me" time). I'm sending warm comforting thoughts your way (it may take time to get there since I'm so far away but wait for it, it's coming). As always M'dearie, I wish you Peace ~ alison
from stepfordtart :
Hey Anna! Sorry, I missed your birthday- hope it was a cool one. I wasnt in when you went past - ive been in Liverpool, but thanks for waving anyway! If you need comments (and who doesnt!), you can get them for free from Haloscan. Ive got a link on my page, help yerself! Call it a birthday present! s x
from for-you-only :
You have joined The Circle. Since I have not heard from you before I'm not sure if you know that joining the diaryring "circle" makes you a member of the writer's group, The Circle. Here is the about page: [http://pink-circle.diaryland.com/about.html] New members are expected to add a bio page shortly after joining, here's a page about that: [http://pink-circle.diaryland.com/howbio.html] If you wish to join the news letter note pink-circle your e-mail. ~Phoenix
from startafresh :
I wish you lots of luck moving forward. I got over my split easy as my life was harder with him than without him. I don't know the situation surrounding your break but I hope you can find positivity in it at some point. Life changes, people change and we move on, I accept that and it's just what we do to recover that makes the difference. Just been "sexing up" my design. LOL and making it more of a statement about ME. :) Becca
from startafresh :
hiya, of course I don't mind you popping in to say hello. Added you to my faves too. I liked that entry alot. I've always wanted to see Stonehenge and it's up there high in my English mysteries list. How did they get there? Was it witchcraft and all the other exciting tales they tell and I have a slightly sinister interest in Jack The Ripper. This diary has only been going since the break up of my marriage so if you want more background or info on my life as a mother, check out my main diary bitterwineuk.diaryland.com that's my daily one. Thanks again. Becca.
from awittykitty :
Happy birthday. I loved all your pictures. Looked like lots'o'natural type hippy stuff. Cool!
from anothercrazi :
hehe yay for the westcountry !! Sounds like a totally busy time you had, enjoyed seeing the pics. Cool your birthday is same as my sisters.. Happy belated birthday !
from summer-gale :
Happy Birthday! I'm loving the stories and the pictures. Glad I could help.
from ladybugge :
So sorry, I must've lost your email address. Write me Ladybugge @ diaryland.com and I'll send it to you. {{{{HUG}}}}
from anempath :
wow! i watched that and at the time i wondered if that was the festival you went to, how weird! :D xx
from ladybugge :
Hi Anna. Do you have the info on my new diary? I finally got the notes thing turned on (I only just figured out it was turned off). Please let me know if you don't have it and want it. {{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}
from summer-gale :
Did you check the size of teh photos? Nothing over one meg works and I've found that even 800K might not. The other thing is teh quoatation marks. replace them all with DL's editor. It doesn't lik eth eword ones that go in directions and no paragraphs in teh middle of links where they shouldn't be. Sometimes you can't see them so delete and respace if you have to. Good Luck!
from the-moo :
not sure whats wrong with the images the only thing I can think is to add the lin kto imageshack link <a href="http://imageshack.us"> before the part that says img src for each image!! Other than that the only thing I can say is that image shack sometimes does this and I'll think my code is wrong only to get home and find that the photo is magically where it should be without me changing it at all!! try the link thing anyway! and I'm online if I can help any more!! xxx
from the-moo :
It worked and it's beautiful!!! REALLY beautiful! I love sunsets (and sunrises) and just the outdoors.. nature is FABULOUS isn't it? xxx
from the-moo :
WELCOME BACK ANNA!!! *hughughug* xxx
from anempath :
i hope you had a brilliant time, looking forward to the update :) thanks for the note xxx
from stoner-girl :
lol ive been sitting there wishing for someone to cotton onto what grace is doing, as she's completely stirring everything up. i feel bad for sam though as it was unfair to attack her like that, no matter how annoying she may seem.
from leesmry :
amen sister...hehe xxx
from aliannmil :
It's good to feel. Just don't hang on too tight. Let go. I wish you peace. ~alison
from gofigure :
Hi! Thanks for adding me as a favorite. :)
from aliannmil :
Tag - you're it, read my blog for info.
from literatewit :
thanks for the note. i'm doing well at present. the mood comes and goes. things have improve. i'm so distracted by hockey playoffs right now i barely blog about anything else. thanks for reaching out. *HUG* hope you are getting well, also.
from ladybugge :
I didn't know Sammie had MS (or if I did, I've forgotten). Sending my best wishes along to her, and keeping her in my prayers. Lb
from ladybugge :
The only hair removal I do is from my chin also. I don't care about the body hair, but the 'bearded lady' thing is just too much for me. I just use a pair of tweezers and pull out each hair as it gets long enough. Generally every two to four weeks - it's not a big deal. I'm so sorry about your chin, it sounds like such a balagon (big mess). Hope you find something that works for you -whether it's letting the hair grow, or finding a way to take it off.
from stoner-girl :
Hey, aww thanks for the congrats (and the wishes for my mum, i thought i had replied to that but i guess i hadn't - it was very helpful to hear of your support) I am pretty proud of myself for those marks lol. Ahh I remember year 10 coursework - yes it's terrible how little is actually done, year 10 is always filled with slackers. I remember the class getting better by year 11 though, after they felt the heat of pressure burning on their backsides lol xxx
from emma-regina :
Alas, there isn't, unfortunately. You *can* just put your debit card number in the box where it says 'Credit Card', and that works, but if you haven't got a debit card then I don't think there's any other way of doing it.
from emma-regina :
Oh, that's fine! Lovely to meet you. xx
from prosperpine :
That's what I love about the internet; just when you think you're the only one with a complete fixation (say, to puck an example out of the air, Bob), someone else with the same obsession (or Bobsession, as emma_regina would have it), and that makes it all aright. I have to thank you for that.
from the-moo :
*HUGHUGHUGHUGHUGHUG*
from ingridwrites :
I am trying not to push myself too hard. When I feel like taking a 'rest day' I do. The best exercise is the one you will do. That goes for work out videos and other types of workouts. My husband is keen on the gym. I don't like it. Walking is for me. It has helped so much with my depression and anxiety that I can't stop now! ;)
from anothercrazi :
arrhhh muddy festivals - how ?!? it frightens me! i just dont get it! my parents live nearish glastonbury (well close enough to share the same local news) so we get it on all the time when the news is on.. and i just fill up with like oh my god - how do they do it? it sounds shallow but i dont know how i would cope? cant wash your hair.. omg what if mud filled your tent like glas last year? and your trousers get muddy around the bottoms? i just cant understand it! i wish i could do it though!! i think i would end up committed, sat in my tent shaking heh
from anothercrazi :
hehe emo is the latest "trend" or whatever.. well not a trend.. but it took over from when it was popular for teenagers to wear baggy jeans and skate shoes. emo is kind of retro, drainpipe jeans, converse shoes, a retro tshirt and black hair with a side fringe covering one eye. i was emo when i wore footless tights, flat shoes and a little skirt.. its a silly stereotype really, just an identity for the depressed teenagers... not quite goths. if that makes sense!
from stepfordtart :
Pants. He was sure he was right. Same pub name but a bit further along the coast. Must've been pissed that day! hee hee. nightie night. s x
from stepfordtart :
oh, and im not stalking ou - BF recognised the pub. Damn musicians, you cant take em anywhere! s x
from stepfordtart :
Starting from Tony's "pirates pub" of course! s x
from stepfordtart :
...and if you went up Bourne Street and turned into Langley Road, you'd occasionally find BF playin his geetar in Bonners! hee hee! s x
from harri3tspy :
"If any Americans have made it this far, which seems frankly implausible, I'd be very grateful for some language clarifications. There should be a dictionary, shouldn't there? What is a condominium? I think a duplex is what we call a semi-detached - two houses joined by a shared wall down the middle - am I right? What's all this uptown and downtown? I can't work that out at all. Sophomore? There are more, but I can't remember them." Let's see. A condominium is like a flat except you own it rather than lease it. A duplex can mean one of two things: either what you call a semi-detached or a flat or condo with two stories. I think the difference may, in part, be regional. When I lived on the east coast, duplex almost always meant the former. But here in the Chicago area, it usually means the latter. Uptown and Downtown varies from location to location as well. In NY City, north is uptown and south is downtown. Chicago doesn't really talk about downtown unless you're in the suburbs, in which case it means the central area of the city where most of the businesses and major shops are. In the town my mother-in-law lives in, the business district is on the north side of the town and is referred to as Uptown. There is no downtown there. Sophomore is the second year of either high school or college (the years go freshman, sophomore, junior, senior in both high school and college). Many schools have replaced freshman and sophomore with first year and second year, in the interest of gender inclusive language. And there is, or used to be, an English-American dictionary -- I received one as a gift when I moved from London to the States eons ago. It's pretty entertaining reading.
from her-story :
I've always completed surveys of my professors until I came to this school. Here it seems that only non-tenured professors are critiqued. Though, I'm pretty sure they won't let us critique the tenured professors because they are COMPLETELY boring and haven't taught us anything significant... at least not since the 1920s... when they were new. *hehe*
from anothercrazi :
gosh i messed that up.. it came out too confusing sooo 1. make a new entry and name it cast by putting cast in the box that says "name of this html page" - - 2. go to change your template, and "click here to change how each of your entry pages look" and find the codes which start with <div class="padding link9 border"> the first one should say index in it, and the last one should say design. - - 3. paste below the last one which says design this code <div class="padding link9 border"><a href="http://annanotbob.diaryland.com/cast.html">cast list</a></div><div class="padding2"></div> - - and it *should* given you a new button which links to the cast list!
from anothercrazi :
<div class="padding link9 border"><a href="http://annanotbob.diaryland.com/cast.html">cast list</a></div><div class="padding2"></div>
from anothercrazi :
btw, found this info http://members.diaryland.com/edit/faq/privatefolder.phtml about making some entries private, not sure if its what you meant, im happy to help you out with if you want
from anothercrazi :
hellooo, ive remade my diaryland page so that you (and everyone else!) can access my new diary and i put a link to my diaryland notes, so you can note me there if you want :) wow tired.. must sleep!
from smedindy :
Well, thank YOU for the add!
from kickinkurst :
Ta for the comment, I feel more into writing just now, got a long way to go til I sort my ife out but hey, I'm not the only person with shit, I see you like to write at random times like myself, I really should go to bed. XXX
from anothercrazi :
I linked you on my main page.. guess if you want to leave signed notes you have to join open diary, but unsigned is fine, and Ill keep reading here and noting :) yay
from anothercrazi :
me too :) and we will indeed always stay in touch! well, i want to!
from anothercrazi :
ahh thanks for the notes its cool that you checked out my diary!! I dont think you can leave links in notes well unless you just type out the url, BUT since I was the pain in the ass who changed diary sites i will put a link on my diary description to your diary for you! (if you want - let me know?). I hope K is ok.. And glad your last day went ok, its cool that everyone made an effort! thanks so much again x x
from anothercrazi :
glad the new school went ok! I got rid of my diary from here *sigh* locking it didnt work, diaryland reminds me too much of my friend and us reading each others diaries on here everyday, all that blue and yellow. Hm, weird.. anyway I started a new diary at another site http://www.opendiary.com/entrylist.asp?authorcode=D640173 duno if you want the link or not but there it is, anyone can leave notes too, not just members of the diary site :)
from stepfordtart :
would love to agree, but she's done both of them this year, while she's been at her crummy state primary! She did a school trip to meet Michael Thingy and read Private Peaceful straight after and then last week they went to the Nuffield to see Holes. Its some kind of literacy-geek club they do in the lunchtimes "Fiction Fanatics". Makes a change from bloody Jacqueline Wilson! Will updat esoon but totally bombed out at the moment - too tired even to function as a human being, let alone be creative and amusing! s x
from boxx9000 :
email me. I want you to have my password. I'm locked now.
from cdghost :
enjoyed your words
from kate-lee :
I think you're much stronger than you give yourself credit for; at least you're able to access your emotions rather than doing something that will only distract you. And personal statement thing - whatever you do don't doubt yourself...the impression I've got from reading your diary is that you're an amazing woman with more wisdom than I could ever hope for; I really do have a huge amount of respect for you. It sounds like things are a little tough right at the moment and I really hope everything works out xxx
from aliannmil :
Don't lie Dearie you just need to only give them the information that concerns them. Don't explain why you left unless they ask and remember you have a right to say "personal reasons" and let it go at that. I am in similar straits. I must give my notice "two weeks" to my work on Monday and I don't know how much of my very personal reasons I should (or want to) give. You have a great deal to offer and you should focus on that expressing the passionate woman who gets excited everytime a child is sucked into learning. Teaching children in Hospital is a vocation and desearves respect. Call it an impulse to do something to give back but it can only be done for so long before losing your students (to death not recovery) wears you down. People don't need to know everything about us, we have a right to privacy, exercise it. As always I wish you Peace ~alison~
from kate-lee :
Hi there, I just wanted to apologise for the slackness in diary reading lately...I'll be catching up today and I just wanted to know that you're not abandoned! xxxxx
from summer-gale :
I'm so sorry. Just when things were picking up too! ((hugs))
from kickinkurst :
Hey, you dont sound so great today, sorry av no been in touch, i'm kind of in a dark place just now. hope your ok kurstxxx if you need someone to talk to, let me know, sometimes talkin to a stranger helps
from ladybugge :
Your grandson looks great, and congrats on the job! :-)
from anothercrazi :
hey just to let you know ive locked my diary.. you can get in with your username and password snow if you want. hope youre ok x x
from anothercrazi :
Hey! Thanks for the note, its been a crazy few weeks but I really feel like the whole fog of the last few years has been lifted.. its a fantastic feeling! I have so much interesting stuff that Ive been reading! One thing that I found fascinating that I used for an essay was http://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/papers/originss.htm - which is really long, but very easy to read and really really interesting! If I think of anything else Ill let you know!
from aliannmil :
As for the flat (I love the term) since you are not OCD in the clean department (meaning you recognize the value in getting dirty) maybe invest in a large rug (or a couple smaller ones) from a secondhand shop and go for it. I rescued a nearly new rug from the dumpster behind a carpet shop once too. Most places don't mind, they can't sell em and they have to pay to throw them away. As scary as it seems it is an adventure as well. We will both be starting over soon, what a kick. I'm cheering you on.
from leesmry :
Thank you for your lovely notes hugest hugs xxx
from ingridwrites :
Cake is almost as good as a rant. I can't wait to see the art...when you find it, that it. ;)
from ingridwrites :
Thank you. I don't think you sounded pompous at all ;)
from ladybugge :
Oops. Jacket. You know what I mean. :-)
from ladybugge :
If the sweater is really Alpaca fiber, you can wash it in a machine, in a lingerie/sweater bag, at cold temps on delicate. Then just lay flat to dry. You can hand wash, but I don't care for the extra work. Any wool wash or delicate soap will work, or, if you are cheap like me, you can use any clear/white dish soap (use only a very small amount, it sudses much more than laundry soap). Enjoy your sweater!
from ingridwrites :
Thank you.
from ladybugge :
I'm still here and reading. Sometimes your diary entries don't show up right on my laptop, and I can't read them or lose most of them. The guestbook link doesn't work for me, although it might work fine on the desktop, I can't get to it today. I wanted to at least say 'hi' and let you know I'm still lurking out here. :-) I hope you really love the sweater when it's finished. Lb
from stoner-girl :
aw thanks for your kindness anna xx I'm sure you're right and this whole thing will pass. Btw I completely agree, My Name's Earl is fantastic, I love it lol.
from stepfordtart :
Quite near, yes! If you email me I'll just tell you, it'd be easier! s x
from teranika :
Dear Anna, I just saw a note that you left for me in SEPTEMBER. It was such a heartfelt and warm sentiment about our fathers. My apologies for being unwittingly rude by not replying sooner..thanks for your thoughts.
from stepfordtart :
Hey Anna! trawling your archives like a Sun journalist on a mission. Hazarding a guess here but thinking maybe we're closer than we think! My sister's in Elmer and Im guessing she's around half way between you and me. Howdy neighbour! Hope you dont mind me laughing like a loon at the pic of you and your friend at Glasto - fucking thing took AGES to load! s x
from kate-lee :
Just wanted to say that I've been silently reading your diary for a while now ('lurking', you could say) and you deserve such a lot of respect for everything you do and for your whole attitude to life. The fairytale board looks great, by the way. xx
from stepfordtart :
Just noticed we're neighbours! Even if you're at one end and Im at the other we're only a couple of hundred miles apart. Spooky! Will definitely trawl your archives for hints now. s x
from stepfordtart :
yay! Thanks for adding me! Just had a quick rummage through your archive and will afford you the same courtesy! Will come back and read properly later (BF awaits!). s x
from anothercrazi :
Thinking about your note.. yea I see about the fucked up thing, you need balance with it, holding in mind that you matter and need to take care of yourself and keep well, while still having that compassion for those who suffer alongside you. 'Normal' people can be a tad dull and shallow, hm. Boils down to having something in common with I guess. I wanted to ask? You are in the UK I think? Do you know of any summer volunteer things that go on, nothing too demanding, but something to keep me busy during the summer, summer camps etc? I really dont want to sink back into nothing and being home again.
from anothercrazi :
start with one child, then you will want to read tigers child (sequel!) although it follows the usual sequal pattern - leaves you disappointed a bit. ghost girl is also good, and her recent one twilight children i read recently which was a bit different to the others i just mentioned, a bit more detached. one child is where i started though and had to read the others
from anothercrazi :
thanks :)
from the-moo :
could only read part of that bcause of the stupid mac screwing the way your template looks on my machine!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx can't wait to get to a computer that works so I can read the rest! xxx
from boxx9000 :
http://annanotbob.diaryland.com
from the-moo :
curse of the mac... I can't even see the comments box let alone click it.. so I shall have to be content with noting you instead!! I totally know what you mean about suddenly realising you have readers.. I have to try really REALLY hard not to censor myself and then I feel awful that I've subjected people to having to read it but then again.. it's my diary!! *hugs* hope things look up soon if I can ever offer a friendly ear you know where to find me (and I MEAN it this is not an empty courtesy comment if you want me to help in anyway LET ME KNOW BECAUSE I LOVE YOU) xxxxxxx
from the-moo :
stupid space bar!!! *hugs* xxx
from her-story :
Thanks for stopping by... :)
from summer-gale :
RE: "I may need to make some effort in my grandmotherly/professional presentation if I'm still so easily recognisable as a stoner." LMAO!!!!!!!!!
from anothercrazi :
if you want to email me your codes im more than willing to fix it for you if i can, let me know :)
from anothercrazi :
hope work was more normal for you today, oh and i found this link for you http://members.diaryland.com/edit/changeprevioustemplate.phtml if you go there thats where you can sort out the 'older entries' which shows up on your previous 5, you must have an extra older entries in that box i think.. heres what is in mine <P><A HREF="%%page_name%%">%%short_description%%</A> - %%date%% - %%time%%</P> if yours is like that it should work
from the-moo :
lvoeloveloveloveloves and you are most welcome xxx
from anothercrazi :
thanks, means a lot to me atm, last few days have been so hard going, just leaving now to go back to my place, feel like its make or break time.. thank you so much
from anothercrazi :
aww thanks.. ye staying cool is the key i think, will keep reminding myself of that, hope youre feeling ok and everything with christmas over and back to work.. *hugs*
from stoner-girl :
*hugs*
from anothercrazi :
Im sorry.. its so unfair when good people are taken, life sucks sometimes.. my "adopted" mother died last year before xmas.. I remember and feel all the love we shared in my heart though. Noone can take that away from me, or you.
from aliannmil :
She looks spectacular. Feel what you feel, it's awful when such a bright light is exstiguished. As for where to go to grieve, a special place you both enjoyed perhaps, where the memories flood over you and you can feel the release of your pain. There is no consolation, you miss her and that is that. ~I wish you Peace~alison
from the-moo :
*hugs* it IS awful and it's perfectly normal for you to be lost in the feelings... it's not nice but it's normal I'm so sorry you're sad and even more so that it's at a time of year when everyone talks about how amazingly happy they are!! I'd love to hear more stories about her when you feel like it!! She was lucky to have you... she still is!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
from anothercrazi :
hope you had a good christmas and have a good new year!
from the-moo :
I'm glad you like christmas for whatever reason you like it *hugs* I can't wait but I hate the pressure over pressents and such there are so many people I WANT to buy for but only so much money to stretch and it only just covers my family and chosen inner circle family :-( still though.. I love christmas for many other reasons too ;-) l got your card and yours is ready but as is usual for anything conencted to me.. it shall be late!! lovelovelovelovelove xxxxxxxxxxxxx
from boxx9000 :
HI Anna! MEERY CHRISTMAS!!! (my middle name is Anne) I enjoy reading you very much. What grade(s) did you use to teach? (how nmany years?) The English school ssytem is different than the American system (I'm guessing much better!) Your diary template format cuts off after the 4th paragraph for me, so I never get the full story. (I have an iMac, might explain things) I hope you are enjoying your Christmas vacation and all is happy and healthy in your part of the world. Love to you and yours, ~BoXx
from summer-gale :
Sweet new layout. I like it!
from the-moo :
tut tut naughty anna and her illegal pleasures!! haha christmas decorations are so inconvenient aren't they.. but how I love them.. oh how very much I do!! *hugs* xxxxxxxxxxx
from anothercrazi :
you will love her i think, id start with one child if i was you, i read it in just hours i could not put it down, then the next day youll be out trying to find the sequel - tigers child! ghost girl is good too, and she just has a new book the twilight children which i am hoping to get for christmas!
from anothercrazi :
I was just wondering if you had read anything by Torey Hayden.. I absolutely love her work and her writing.
from summer-gale :
My eyes! My eyes! It burns! LOL! Just kidding, it looks smashing! But wwow it is bright. You must have been in a great mood when you mad ethis template.
from literatewit :
i keep getting notified that you've updated, but all i get is the same entry every time. this has happened since you redid your layout!! what's going on?
from the-moo :
my mac won't behave itself so your layout is all screwy on my machine and I can't read it but I wanted you to know that I did try and that I love you xxxxxxxx
from harri3tspy :
I'm so glad! I love that story/poem. I have a recording of Thomas reading it that I love beyond reason.
from leesmry :
Thank you for the lovely message. Its funny how a couple of well placed words can make you feel so much better. You are such a lovely lady. Big hugs xxx
from leesmry :
I would love to leave an intelligent response to your writing about politics...but being by nature naive and blonde, am unable to do so. What I will say is..How the hell did you put up with secondary school kids? I had the worst morning of my life. You are very brave...and must be an excellent teacher. oooh and the lamb recipe sounds lovely. I never know what to do with lamb but will definitley be giving that recipe a try...drool drool x big hugs x oooh and does moo have your address so I can send a Christmas card? if not, if you don't mind, you could email me it (leesmry_82@yahoo.co.uk) hugs again xxx
from boxx9000 :
I am so disgusted with the politics of the USA. I once lived in NZ and I would return in a minute if they would allow me. (tough immigration laws) The majority of the people here in America are brainwashed and think GW Bush is doing a fine job. It makes me want to scream. Will there be anything left of our world by the end of his term?
from boxx9000 :
me too! me too! I was here.
from stoner-girl :
heyy, loving the new template, looks awesome :) oh and with the older entries, have you put the coding multiple times? because it only needs to be there once. your picture is amazing, ive always wished i could draw..
from the-moo :
so very impressed it took me ages to learn to do it and it's also... my fav colour!! woohooo!! xxx
from anothercrazi :
%%older_entries%% is what you need to put wherever you want your last 5 entries to go, to change the writing in the text box go to change your template, and change the way each entry looks, in the text find 'Putting any extra links, buttons, counters...' etc, - what is currently in the box - and delete it, replacing with whatever you want to put in there, if you need anymore help im more than willing!
from leesmry :
hahah can you remember that time we were out in town and we saw Weird David in the club. It was so funny when you snuck up on him and made him snort his drink. ahhh those were the days.
from the-moo :
loving the new layout my love also I want to do that memory thing just not had time yet.. I will though I think it's an amazing idea! *hugs* xxx
from anothercrazi :
wow amazing idea with the fake memories thing.. but its 1am and i have no imagination to think one up right now.. and noone who reads my diary except for one person who would make up a fake memory for me, and even so we have recently made a lot of memories together for real.. lol.. *sigh* the loneliness of online as well as offline.. what is my life coming to! congrats on finishing nano btw
from literatewit :
Dear Anna, I was just thinking about that time when we went shoe shopping after smoking a bit of green and all we could babble about was that MoDo book... people gave us such looks! You're a blast!
from the-moo :
so many diaries to catch up on but I came here first beacuse I missed you!! *hugs* I was glad she won I'm a celebrity too.. I hardly watched it but when I did she shone!! haha which was odd since as a miners daughter I am bred to hate thatchers!! *hugs* am back now... will be catching up!! *hugs* xxxxxxx
from teachin-usa :
Hey ANB! Remember when you were getting dresssed really fast and you zipped up your underwear in those big baggy army surplus shorts you used to wear. Then we couldn't get you out of them. And we wrecked your roomates sewing scissors cutting through the zipper? Did you remember when I took a photo of that? I was just looking at it tonight. So funny!
from summer-gale :
Thanks for reposting the Rape Post!
from stoner-girl :
Aw thanks hun :) and yeah I did feel a little better lol. Congrats on finishing the book!! Don't worry about the exhaustion, I expect thats a good sign - shows how much emotional and mental imput you put into that book. Rather than those young'uns who probably just blah-ed their way through their own ;) *gives a big hug back* Thanks for your support, it always gives me a big smile! xxx
from the-moo :
WELL DONE!! we're all our own worst critics.. which is good in some ways because it makes you work harder!! I'm sure it s fabulous though I would LOVE to read it when you feel like sharing!! xxxxxxx
from the-moo :
wooohooo and also.. shit on toast!! genius!! haha *hugs* lovelovelove you xxxxxxxx
from summer-gale :
I live at the beach and it was summer. I'm pretty sure he had on sandals but couldn't swear to it. It's possible he was barefoot unfortunately.
from the-moo :
hey there!! hope your weekend was fabulous and that you're all refreshed and reasy to write another 4000 words!! ;-) love you tons!!! *hugs* xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
from purplebanana :
Just wanted to thank you for your note. You're right - if someone else came to me with my problem, I'd tell them to take care of themselves...and that's exactly what I'm going to try to do. So anyway, thanks!
from leesmry :
Am loving your writing by the way! hugs for you lovely lady xxxx
from literatewit :
and the feeling is mutual.
from leesmry :
Hope you're feeling better very soon. I think you are very brave to do your job...even to handle it as long as you have...I wouldn't be able to do it. big hugsasz3w (lil, my kitten just walked acy6ttuyjhh1`\W...I'll start again...the jibberish is because lil my kitten just walked accross the keyboard...she may be trying to say something to you...take from it what you will...hehe!)
from the-moo :
yes that's right.. take it out on the fiction!! haha sorry you're not in such a good place job wise at the moment *hugs* I know it must be hard!! xxx
from the-moo :
sorry was hahaha'ing at your sons sperm having an entry.. made me giggled *hugs* love you xxx
from the-moo :
aaah hahahahahhahaahhahahahahahahahahahahahaha xxx
from stoner-girl :
aw thanks and well done You too! :) You seem to be doing really well with the book, just don't overstress yourself, sounds like a good idea to just sit back today! xx
from veralynn :
congrats! you are seriously rockin the nano! :)
from the-moo :
woooohoooo GO YOU!!! I went to bed finished my book and now I'm back up - I feel my old friend insomnia returning to haunt me though I'm not sure why!! oh well.. at least your words were here to greet me when I stumbled to my computer *hugs* love you xxx
from anothercrazi :
congrats on getting up to date :)
from aliannmil :
I hate to say I told you so (OK I love to say it). Congratulations, you are right on pace and going strong girl. I'm at 19,064 and chasing at your heels. Long live Nanowrimo!!
from the-moo :
I'm still here and I still love you.. time online is so limited at the moment but I am here and yes.. trying to cathc up!! love you lovelovelovelovelove xxxxxxxxxxx
from aliannmil :
Anna, it's all about the attempt. Whether you succeed or not the winning is in the trying. Most folks don't even consider the game let alone try. Pat yourself on the back and just keep right on typing. Last year I got 15,000 words all month, this year I have already surpassed it. No matter. I just love that I have an excuse to allow myself to focus on writing "sorry, can't make it, working on my novel you know". Lots of time left :-) ~ I wish you Peace ~ alison
from ladybugge :
Ack, I put this in my own notes, first! I am such a ditz. --> Oh, dear, I am sorry if I worried you. I would never dream of taking you off my buddy list - unless you stopped writing here and went away of course. I only took off people with whom I have *no* contact. Notes count! ;-) Besides, I think I love you. *silly grin* Don't mind me, my 6yo is chattering in my other ear.
from harri3tspy :
15K? Good for you. I am insanely jealous of all you Nanowrimo participants.
from ladybugge :
I loved that movie, too. I learned a lot from it - didn't identify with it as you clearly did, but still, full of good stuff. And the funny, and the cute. I've laughed, I've cried. I still watch it (we have it on dvd). Wonderful, wonderful movie. :-)
from kickinkurst :
I'm so envious (if thats how you spell it) of your ability to sit down faithfully and write something every day, I wish. I get so wrapped up in work that I find it hard to concentrate, as specially at this time of year when I'm expected to do shifts.
from the-moo :
ooooh family finding!! sounds exciting... though I'm sure it's a route laden with hearthache or something like it.. but it's worth it if you can find them! Or at least know you tried or soemthing I don't know I love you though *hugs* xxx
from pfirsich :
This you? Beloved.
from ladybugge :
Just wanted to say 'hi.' "Hi!" I just read back through all of your entries that I missed - too much to comment on. And I'm brain-dead. *Sigh* {{{hugs}}}
from anothercrazi :
hey just wanted to say good luck with the writing thing :) Sure itll be great. x x
from the-moo :
*hugs* I hope I get to see it when it's finished!! xxx
from the-moo :
I love you *hugs* your email made me cry!!! I will reply to it today when I get a chance!! love you so much and thank you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
from kickinkurst :
Well done on the writing, sorry I've no been it touch, up to my neck in problems, tryin no to take it all too serious, this I'm afraid is almost impossible, Not writen in a while although I re read my kids novel again and hated it, so rather than carrying on with something that wasn't quite right, I've started to re write it, I'm getting to know my characters all over again and I'm enjoying the challenge. Hope your well.
from the-moo :
WELL DONE!!! xxx
from leesmry :
HI just popping by to say hi and leave a hug. *huuuuuuuuuuuuuug*
from summer-gale :
I can't watch Wife Swap. It bothers me more than horror flicks! But I wanted to tell you how envious I am of you doing NaNoWriMo. I simply haven't got a good story in me!
from the-moo :
I often wonder who they would swap me with... on wife swap because there are plenty of wives that would make good viewing by putting them in with Gareth and cause fights for good viewing but there are few people who rile me up enough and who's opinions would make me behave in that way.. but maybe I'm being blind and there is... I get really confused as to why they fight so much about the rules... it's only a week and people are watching you make an idiot of yourself.. don't they know this?? oh well.. yes I had other things to say but now I have wiped them from my memory somehow!! *sigh* I love you... if I can ever cheer you up when you're feeling sad or if you just want somewhere to rant and such... my inbox is always open to you! love you tons xxx
from purplebanana :
Hey! Another nano-er. Best of luck and all that...we should all keep in touch as I often spend more time emailing than writing novels during November. *grin*
from teachin-usa :
Hi, Last year I made a day of the dead shrine for my grandma. It was part of a day of the dead art exhibition and everybody had to take this 8x12ish mini pine cabinet thing (key closet??) from Ikea and turn it into an "ofrenda". It has a door on it- you could display it with the door open or closed. I spent a few days working on it. It was the first time I had ever done anything like that- and it was so meaningful. It's a great way to pay tribute and remember those we loved on this earth. Now I have it hanging in my diningroom year round! It's a neat process to narrow down key elements of someone. For example for my grandma it was beach stones, blackberries, and orange, blackjack...do it- but give yourself time- it takes longer than you would think.
from veralynn :
You too! I can't even imagine how crazybusy this next month will be! How will we breathe?? :)
from the-moo :
Hello I love you!!! I do.. even when I keep disappearing and then reappearing for all of three seconds before I fly off in a lfurry of activity again! I'm trying to update but I get behind so much on diaries that I spend all of my online time catching up on diaries instead!! I love you though and I got my card and i was so so so so so s os os oooo happy tp have something personal that you had written on and that had travelled from your hand to mine and *hugs* I love you!!!! THANK YOU!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I'm too tired to correct the odd spellings here.. late night last night!! I love you though tons and tons xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
from aliannmil :
It's Temporary, the mood that is, you have to remind yourself that no matter how bad it gets it will always get better for a while before it gets worse again. I can't take anti depressents because they make me nutz (I'm bipolar) the good news is stuff out there for me. It doesn't take away the highs and lows but it sure cuts out the extremes. Maybe you should ask the counselors? Really highs and really lows, it's the definition of BP (worth looking at?) I know you will feel better, just stay well while you wait. I wish you Peace~alison
from k7flyer :
o so sorry,wow i feel stupid, i chek 'er out
from k7flyer :
what is/ who is graceland?
from k7flyer :
no i meant like, ok,( is there singer called billie holiday?) i was talking about the song Holiday,you know, from green day, ya, yep, pretty much
from ladybugge :
I imagine that you would have had the money on your conscience if you hadn't paid her, anyway. *I* would have. I never think it's too late to have appropriate consequences for your actions. So speaks me, who still talks to my (b)witch of a mother when she calls on Saturday nights. But, really, I do hold her accountable for her actions. As much as I can. It is so hard with mothers. Anyway, good for you!
from k7flyer :
if you r talking about the song holiday from green day........... u rock ( 'cause i said so)
from leesmry :
hiya! :-) Half term is good. so Lookin forward to moos party. Her birtday is the 29th! sorry it took so long to reply! biiiig hugs. Just gonna catch up on your diary....its been a while! xxxxxxxxxxxxx
from the-moo :
I love that you wore the boots and had to scan them by lifting your leg I LOVE that!! lovelovelove it the image of you doing that and your daughter looking horrified!! hahaha it made my day!! *hugs* love xxxxxxxxxx
from ladybugge :
I used to dream about my mother dying - it was something I fantasized about, definitely being better than having the woman in my life. And I don't really envy my friends who have good relationships with their mothers, although I recognize it as something I missed. I do envy people who's mother has died - even if in their case it is not a good thing. Still, I would rather have the bad memories than no memories at all. So sorry it's like that. The universe should be better organized. IMO. :-)
from the-moo :
Im not sure I can get my head around why anybody would love maths homework but I'm glad it made you happy!! *hugs* haha xxx
from the-moo :
lovely lovely LOVELY you *hugs* I heart you in the biggest hearts EVER!! lovelovelove xxxxxxxxxxxx
from fannstreet :
I cannot say enough about getting some therapy -- I had 10 sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy and it turned around 15 years of self-hatred and my panic disorder to boot. If you can get it for free, even better. I think therapy gets a bad rap in the UK, but done for a short burst and in a directed way it is one of the best things you can do for yourself if you think/know you need it. Go for it!
from harri3tspy :
I'm not familiar with the book you mentioned. I'm going to track it down. The stuff I've been reading that seems the most sensible and not too academic is not at all new --- good old Gerda Lerner, mostly vintage 1970s. My favorite collection of essays is Placing Women in History: The Majority Finds Its Past (1979).
from the-moo :
I love you! xxx
from harri3tspy :
Thanks so much for your note. There's more of the same today! I agree with you about progress for women since the 1970s. It's even more alarming when you look at the turn of the 20th century, at least in the U.S. In some ways it seems like things have to move backward before they can move forward.
from gooligoogoo :
Glad you lefft me a message although it was ages ago and I was rude not to reply but today I had a glimps at some of your entries and I do believe I shall visit regularly. I think I might have more in comman with you a stranger than I expected.
from the-moo :
I wish I'd seen that! I haven't watched that new channel yet though I keep meaning to! *hugs* xxx
from the-moo :
I was scared to go see P&P in case miss knightly ruined it for me.. I find her so innapropriate in her style of acting for the role in what little I've seen of it trailer wise.. but after reading what you said.. I think I'll go anyway!! *hugs* I might make some of that deliciousness for Gareth too.. I'm a rubbish cook but it sounds managable! I'd love to have you round we could cook it together and chat and it'd be great!! you and leesy could swap stories.. *sigh* lovelovelove you xxx
from stoner-girl :
Grief is one of the few things that is hard to deal with in life, it must be nice to look back and remember that time when you were so together and so painful to think of the times you won't be. I've been told it gets easier with time, I don't really know, the only person in my family (including friends of course) who has died, was my father when I was 3 years old. It's hard now because I'm only learning about it yet never seeing or hearing anything substantial, I don't know who he was, or how he smelt. I can't say it's better to have known, loved and lost rather than not known, but you have memories which you cherish. *hugs* sorry this whole note isn't actually that comforting, I'm terrible at comforting people with death, but your entry touched me today and I cried with you at the loss I could feel from your words. *hugs* love ya x
from the-moo :
I know nothing I say will be good enough to help because it's not the kind of thing words can fix.. but I love you and I think Joan will be dancing with happiness tha you still keep her so alive through yourself!! you are amazing and I ..I wish I knew what to say *hugs* that was a beautiful entry.. but then most of your are!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
from elgan :
Hm, it looks like I have a bit of a redundancy problem in that last note. Please forgive; it’s 6:30 a.m. for me.
from elgan :
Thank you so much for your note. I have been along the south coast of England once, a long time ago, and I thought it was an absolutely beautiful region. I haven’t yet read “Eats, Shoots & Leaves” yet, but I did find one grammatical error (the non-agreement of plurals) in the introduction. I'm contemplating making a list and sending it to the publisher.
from leesmry :
*BIG HUG*
from leesmry :
You make me want to be able to write...oh and I'm with you on the whole semi colon thing - pointless. Though as you've probably noticed, grammar has never been my strong point! I have a tendany to overuse ... and !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you are feeling better. I'm sorry about your friend Joan...I can't understand how you must feel, all I know is (possibly) how I would feel if anything ever happened to moo ( God forbid). I've heard quite a few people say that hypnotherapy is good. I hope you find something that works for you. oh and those manequins...ugghhhh...don't like them but I'm sure you got some fab art from them Have a lovely day/evening/whenever you're reading this. Millions of hugs xx
from the-moo :
hey if I lived nearer I'd damn well skive off and join you.. we could drink tea and natter!! that would be so much better than trying not to sleep on my desk and snore at clients... hehe *hugs* have a lovely day xxx
from the-moo :
I'm not awake enough yet to make a sensible or intelligent comment but I wanted to let you know I was here and I love you *hugs* xxx
from veralynn :
I loved Owen Meany. Irving's so good at themes, foreshadowing and subplots. Any specific confusions?
from the-moo :
*hugs* don't worry about it people can't stay away because you're wonderful!! thats all!! xxxxxxxxxxx
from summer-gale :
people find me all the time by googling summer gale, even other diarists that didn't put me in thier buddy lists yet or people from other blg places like diary-x. If you get gold membership it tells you the refering page, or whatpage they came from and the server they cam in on. If its something like ca.comcast I don't worry because it's California and I don't know anyone there but if it's something like ma.comcast I get a little jiggy because I live in massachusetts!
from the-moo :
I use blogpatrol to moitor my stats because it's free but recently it's not giving me all of the information it used to. It used to give me every single google search people had used to find me but recently it only gives me random ones and my latest was a run of 4 hits for "the moo Gareth Williams" and whoever typed that had to go through at least 3 pages of google before they would ahve come to my diary!! the only way to be sure noone can find you at all is to move but if they really want to once they find you once they'll just track you through buddies.. It's really annoying.. somebody I knew used to use a code to block from google but I lost it and she isn't replying to my emails! I just think it's sneaky of people not to say!! don't worry too much though you've never used your full name or the names of schools or whatever so nobody can prove it is you... you're alllll right *hugs* love you xxx
from the-moo :
you astound me... we watched the unteachables too and talked about how hard and scary it is to teach at secondary school now since the kids are all bigger than me and lisa and they're all so rowdy! I love hearing about your experiences! and I just love you.. *hugs* because you're my aunty anna! *huuuuuuugs* lovelovelove xxx
from harri3tspy :
Thanks so much for your note. I may try it again in a day or two. It occured to me later that I could have simply done some kind of slight alteration in the name and title of the book in question to prevent it being searchable. I've been enjoying your diary too!
from the-moo :
I am sooo behind on diaries and I miss you and I'm sorry *hugs* I will catch up soon I promise you can email me any time jst so you know love you lovelovelovelovelove you hope all is well xxxxxxxxxxxx
from summer-gale :
I don't have any graphics programs nor am I a very good artist so I had a friend do it for me and I sent her a home warming gift in exchange. She is Bonkrood on diaryland. I what she did for me.
from summer-gale :
When you want to figure out how to size pictures I always go to http://www.lissaexplains.com/. She's simple. Mostly I set the width to 400 and don't even tell it a height and it sizes its self properly. Sorry about the rough patch you had and I'm glad you are bouncing out of it.
from aliannmil :
Feel Better ~ alison
from ladybugge :
Hi there! Regarding this ideal world - it's your novel, your vision. Other people write novels with each of their visions. Or not. // On a completely different note, I am going to pull that file off the website. Anything else you'd be interested in I might have? There was something I had wanted to say, but it eludes me now. I have no excuse other than being tired, though. Have a good weekend!
from veralynn :
Hee! You crack me up. Yes, I am a girl, last I checked. And I just read Owen Meany last month. When you're finished we'll have to chat about it! :)
from leesmry :
You're so lovely *hugs* and very right in what you said :-) xx
from the-moo :
*hugs* Moo *HEARTS* aunty anna xxx
from veralynn :
The sig gets added to the bottom of any messages you send (in the forums and probably in nanowrimo emails). Many folks use that for a quote they like or a link to their website. Good luck! I've added you to my faves too so we can keep up. usb-port and stonebridge are two other diarylanders I know who are participating this year.
from veralynn :
Yay! Another nanowrimo crazy! This is my first year. Have you done it before?
from the-moo :
they really said that?? SERIOUSLY?? I would ahve hit them.. I couldn#'t have helped myself I would have shouted and lashed out how DARE they say that about her!! do they know nothing??? surely it's part of their training to watch for innapropriate behaviour as a sign. she's a little girl for goodness sake people appall me... and yet I love them still *sigh* reading you makes me want to work with children.. I do love them and they understand me... not like adults! *hugs* you're lovely xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
from cruel-irony :
Thanks for adding me to your favorites! I look forward to reading more of your diary.
from the-moo :
haha YES my non showering is eco friendly.. thats a genius way to look at it!! I shall tell gareth next time he hides from my stench!!haha! I knew you'd like lisa and I knew she'd like you too.. you're both just so amazing!! xxx
from the-moo :
aaaw I so much want an afternoon nap I am dying on my ... well I d say feet but I'm sitting down so arse will have to do!! haha! I'm so tired dunno whats wrong with me I'm drained of all energy.. neeeds sugar!! anyway.. I came by to give you a hug but it'll have to be a mini one because a big one will have me right off to sleee zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz oh dear... isn't it hometime yet? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
from ladybugge :
Yeah, Trainspotting. I know just what you mean, Robert Carlyle is just too good to play too many real psychos. I don't need the nightmares.
from stoner-girl :
trainspotting? ;)
from summer-gale :
That must have been awful having a child go through the ice! It does teach you that it can all change in the blink of an eye.
from leesmry :
Moo said pretty much what I was gonna say! Love reading your entries. The one before the last one was so sad. Hugs
from the-moo :
I love your stories and I love the way you explain things!! anyone in your life is lucky to know you.. and us diary buddies... we're lucky too! *hugs* you're wonderful xxx
from missy-17 :
yes i am not in this hurricane stuff but i did get some dreadful thunderstorms, but it was cool!!
from the-moo :
that entry was so heart wrenchingly sad Anna *hugs* I'm so sorry that you've had so much loss... I guess unless you die yourself it's always going to happen.. what a horrible reality! My friend Beccas bday is the 15th I will think of your important friendship and remember how lucky I am to still have mine here. lovely anna... if I can do anything to cheer you up let me know xxx
from the-moo :
oooh I sooooooo need to read those now.. I love books.. all books!! I love you also and I'm glad that my silliness makes you smile!! because you are great and you should smile ALWAYS!!! *hugs* xxxxxxxx
from leesmry :
Uh! What that little shitter is entitled to is more and better of a good....grrr I don't have words!!!!! People like that make me reaaaallly mad too!You could make a story up with Harry about the day that Posh Boy went into the real world and got a good ass whooping reality check...fecking fancy pants! ooooohhhhh so mad!
from summer-gale :
Well you inspired me to google Owen Meany and now I think I'm going to have to read it!
from the-moo :
Hello lovely!! I'll come shopping with you! I think you'd make a great friend for my mam.. she's just like you (I think that's why I love you so much) you both seem my age in spirit but wiser! we could all go together!! hehe! Glad you're well.. I don't mind if you feel like you're writting is uninspired.. just make sure you keep doing it anyway!! I love it!! and you!! *hugs* xxx
from leesmry :
hahahaha, Glad you are learning the joys of the teenie ones...they're funny little buggers arent they. Yet it was so encouraging to read...made me miss school...you're right, it is the best job. Thank you for the lovely note. How did you get into your job?
from stoner-girl :
eating them?? god thats disgusting...
from summer-gale :
Thank you! I just added you to favorites so I don't lose you again!
from the-moo :
*HUGHUGHUGS* xxxxxxxxxx
from literatewit :
what i love about reading you is that i'm creating an "i must read that!" list. I've been at a loss for reading material for ages (other than psych books)!
from leesmry :
Hi Been reading you for a little while now (hope you don't mind) You sound like you were a rocking teacher. Wish I could have sworn at some of my kids but I was afraid they would beatme up (scariest 3 year olds you could ever meet!) I don't think any of that was an example of being a crap teacher, you showed you were human, someone they could identify with. I think if you try to be too 'teacherish' you distance yourself. You were real, they saw that, they liked it! Go you!
from summer-gale :
Thanks for your comment. But it seems from your writing today that everytime you swore at someone it worked out great. I have to laugh though. I can hear your english accent even just reading you. No one in the states says things like gobsmacked. It's so cute!
from stoner-girl :
hey, lol i love that you swear at the students when you're highly stressed. more often than not year 11's are just dying to be treated as people, rather than pupils. which is why i think they are far more irritating than any other year. i remember when i was in year 11, the more patronising the teacher was to me, the more condesending i was to them. with nearing adult minds, theres nothing worse than being treated as a child. im so happy your book writing is going well, you're going to Have to send me a copy or a link when you're done :D
from missy-17 :
well thanx for writting back anyway!
from missy-17 :
hi, r u mad at me for some odd reason, cause you dont note me or read my diary and leave notes anymore, well i have lost everyone now i guess it doesnt matter sooo laterz then, hope to hear from you though!! i havent done much lately but sit around checking my ns, to find absoulutly none!!! so i guess you dont have to write me anymore but i will still say hi once in a while. i understand if you might be busy but just try to note me!!
from vibinghigh :
Hello - I wanted to thank you for the note you left me the other day. I will try your suggestion. It has been so long since I have written anything longhand since I am on the computer all day at work and in the evenings at home. I am sure it will be interesting to see what comes out. I will be sure and write an entry about whatever I find. Thank you again & hope your weekend is going well. :-)
from the-moo :
that was among the most beautiful things i've ever read! seriously I just about turned to mush!! I love you and your kids are lucky to have you as a mtoher!! you're amazing.. really you are *hugs* xxx
from literatewit :
I'm a masters level student in counseling psychology and I actually get paid to be a professor's assistant. Usually I sit in my office for 20 hours a week and hang out on the internet, finding news and writing about it. Sometimes I make copies of exams and handouts for his classes and sometimes I grade exams. I don't get to teach often, maybe two or three times a semester when he has a scheduling conflict. I can't help but rant about Haliburton and Bush and FEMA and everything that is so wrong with the administration I tried so hard not to elect. I saw this coming. It upsets me so much and now I can stand back and say "i told you so" to all of the people who have been telling me that I am unpatriotic and who now realize what damage is being done to our country, financially, morally, and in terms of credibility. Email me sometime.
from stoner-girl :
Aww thanks honey for the birthday wishes and I really wish I could join into the Novel writing thingy but I have no headspace for that. I've got enough pressure from my fanfiction readers to write something lol. And also thankyou for the wellwishes, I shall be soaking up every healthy vibe that is sent my way lol. xxx Glad you're doing good :)
from the-moo :
I can't beleive it was LIVE and I missed it! I don't even like the bill but as a drama gradute it's an experiment I would very much have liked to have seen.. DAMMIT! grrr! anyway.. I only have a tidy house because I have a houseproud husband - arent I the lucky one? haha! love ya xxxxxx
from the-moo :
I think you're wonderful!! really truly wonderful!! don't ever stop writting please don't even think about it.. I would cry until my eyes dropped out! *hugs* love ya xxxxxxxxxxxxx
from ladybugge :
I've been trying to send it. The file is so large, though, that I'm having some problems. Will look into alternative methods of sending it.
from ladybugge :
I can send you an MP3 as an attachment if you'd like, I have the 30th anniversary version of the Massacree, but it's all pretty much there and still good. I have the original on vinyl, but that might be a bit harder to email. :-)
from literatewit :
you've been added too. thanks for reading! (I love finding new people to read!)
from ladybugge :
What's actually very funny (and what initially brought the Alice's Restaurant Massacree to mind) is that at the bet din, Evil Shipper Dude brought three discs of digital photos and his laptop to show to the rabbis. They looked at two of them our of politeness, and he spent a lot of the rest of the time we were there trying to get them to look at his colour photos with multimedia explanations. ;-) Hee!
from the-moo :
also my camera has no sound but I do have a whole recording studio in my hosue.. you'd think I could rustle up a mic and record something eh? I will try my love I will try!! xxx
from the-moo :
I love the ear plug photo..I have a very similar one of me doing the same thing somewhere! xxx
from the-moo :
hahha that was amy fav of your entries yet!! hehe! *hugs* thank you for praying for my kitten... she's picking up now.. she just has such a sad little face and it makes me feel like I'm going to break her! xxx
from the-moo :
you must be so proud of your son... because he sounds like he overcame a lot to be offered this place whether he gets it or not!! *applauds* I love reading your diary! xxx
from magicmaz :
hi and bye
from harri3tspy :
Thanks for your note and for adding me to your list!
from fannstreet :
Oh, and congrats on your impending nuptials!!! Meant to say that earlier...but I'm a bit dozy at times!
from fannstreet :
Hey -- thanks for the note. Yeah, my mom is awesome, she's an ex-flower child and has always been my best friend. Hope you're keeping well, and I hope I can update from my Blackberry whilst I'm in the States! At least to satisfy your appetite for my drivel... xxMeagan
from the-moo :
AAAW lovely mtoher teresa!! enjoy your nap xxxxxxxxxxx
from the-moo :
I'm not sure I am a cat person.. I mean I do love cats I really do but my dog is my bestest loveliest friend in the world and I love her more than any amount of kittens!! hmmm xxx
from the-moo :
I actually thought the flash looked good I thought it was meant to be there... like some really serene quiet place and this huge ball of lovemagic (yes that's what it is don't argue) is happening ready to grow and grow and change the world but noone there to see it because they're all out living the busy city life!! I'm weird in the head hjahaha! I watched rainbow bright last night maybe it's that! LOVELOVELOVE you xxx
from the-moo :
hehe the thought of the large sweaty boy in traction made me giggle.. thats mean isn't it !! hehe! I honestly truly think you should be published.. I'd buy your book!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
from ladybugge :
In case I didn't say it before, Mazel Tov! Best wishes on your marriage. You two look great together. And thanks for listing me among the diarists. Warms my heart. ;-) Lb
from stoner-girl :
Awww married thats brilliant! I wish I oculd be there lol. I'll just wait for the wonderful photos ey? Heh I restored your faith? Wow thanks!! :D Yeah, I try not to worry about Zoe really, but it definitely was too chaotic for me to deal with. Haha, I know don't worry, they are study periods, and I'll use them as such when I have to study - as my classes are being settled we don't have any work to do, but when I do I will use them to study don't worry :) Thanks for looking out for me ;) much love xxx
from the-moo :
oh my goodness you're getting married!!!!! *runs around room in celebration* WOOHOOO yay!! that was a beautiful picture too it made me go "Aaaw" out loud and everything!!! I love you this is great news and don't you dare go thinking you don't deserve it or you're too old or there's no point at your age.. you are the youngest most vibrant writter on here and you deserve to have a beautiful wedding *hugs* love yooooooo! xxx
from the-moo :
just catching up on entries have missed you xxx
from missy-17 :
thanx!!
from boxx9000 :
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Is there really a happily ever after? I'd sure like to think so.
from ladybugge :
Hi. Just caught up on your diary - read all of the latest entries, all the way through. Stamina or pure bull-headedness? Neither, I enjoy reading them. Love the pictures. And the prom story. Good luck w/the head. Lb
from the-moo :
*hugs* xxx
from the-moo :
hey anna.. lots to say today I have.. I read the whole entry by the way (yes I have that much stamina.. hehe) Firstly check out on my buddy list is a girl called "leesmry" she's a primary school teacher and a bloody good one (as well as my best friend) I'm sure she'd love to help you transfer the years of knowledge you already have to weeny ones.. leave her a note! also.. just so you know.. I did do my own template *proud* haha well Gareth helped and another friend fixed the problems AFTER I finished it! You can get templates free.. no cost just go to google and search for "diaryland templates free" and you'll get loads.. then all you have to do is copy and paste the code into the change templates part of diaryland (most template sites exlplain this along with parts you may need to alter to make it personal) I have used free templates for ages they're great you can get pretty much anything you want!! *hugs* xxx
from missy-17 :
uh everybody is always correcting me, come on duuude i am only 17 give me a break!!
from kickinkurst :
I would like to spread them all out on the floor and pick out the best ones then put them all together, not sure I'd do anything with thm, I've bee thinkin about my lesbian novels and I want to re write one of them, but my lack of time and demands from other people scare me, have you heard James Blunt's new song? Think its called high, the words are amazing. I lve writing my diary, I try not to get too heavy, its hard sometimes but I went that at Jen (my writting buddy) and then all the nonsense goes in my kids novel, and my fantacies in other a4 books, I've got a really old fashioned bureau that an old man my step dad knew, he was throwing it out and asked Ian if he knew anyone who writes, Fate!! it was meant for me, I love it and hate anything being left on it, its mine and very precious, all my writing stuff is in there, loads of it, I just e mailed my local research centre, I want to write an article about witches in the 1800's, inspired by a friend of mine, I like researching, its hard work but fun, I want to write and write and write and retail does my head in. sorry, I'm going on a bit, its just great talking to other writers, I'm away now to write my poem to Jen then I might write a bit of my kids book before going to bed, I'm getting out of my normal cycle already, I'm usually in bed for midnight, not earlier and I sufferif i go later, but my head is full tonight and I really want meatballs but i'm on a diet, think I'll have a coffee. Night Anna. xx
from kickinkurst :
its hard to keep up the momentum of writing every day but like yourself I force it, I have a very good writing buddy, we used to work for the same company, I found out by accident that she wrote poetry, so on the 23rd December, I set her a challenge, we write a poem, off the cuff every day or night and are going to do so until the end of the year, we have missed the odd few due to holidays, working away or just falling asleep, but we try, I print them off and have two full binders of poetry off the cuff, its great to look back, almost like a diary, some of them I can't even remember writng and enjoy reading them all over again, and although some are just trash, there is a few gems in amongst the bad ones.
from the-moo :
glad it went well.... theres few things that are better than looking forward to work!! *hugs* xxx
from ladybug-red :
Thanks for the nice note!
from missy-17 :
hey, where have u been i havent received a note from you in a while!
from boxx9000 :
Thanks for your kind note. I know, I know...".and this too shall pass." It's just so painful waiting it out, tho. Thanks again.
from stoner-girl :
hahaha dude you must be the coolest teacher ever. i wish you had been my english teacher for year 11, instead i had a very prim and proper upper middle class snoot. she didn't seem to enjoy my sordid creative stories of suicide and the dead. ah well. with those kids, you sound alot like how my mum is with hers (being a lunchtime supervisor) and many have rightly suspected her of being stoner. we always know our own kind :D
from the-moo :
I so much love your stories do you know that? really truly totally.. ahve them published!! go on!! as for the first part of the entry.. thats exactly the kind of job you can be doing because if you can change my life just by knowing me through an online diary I can only imagine what you're doing for these children and their parents in the hospital! xxxxxxxxxxx
from the-moo :
hi *hugs* if you didn't want to write it in your diary but feel inspired to put whatever it was into words.. you could always email it to me (either - info@mandymoo.com or payton_82@yahoo.com - they both go to the same inbox hehe) xxxxxxxxxxx
from ladybugge :
Congrats on the job. If I had a bit of a brain, there was loads more to comment on, but that's if for the moment.
from the-moo :
hello *hugs* xxx
from kickinkurst :
I live in Dalkeith which is in Midlothian, twenty minutes drive from Edinburgh, pretty much in the countryside. I love Edinburgh, whenever I'm away from home, its such a magical feeling coming back into the city at night, very pretty, not as rough as Glasgow either, and we speak a bit more posh if there's such a thing as a posh Scot.
from kickinkurst :
Hey, maths isn't so hard, I was shit at maths in school, well no bad but through work I've learned load, however, if someone put fractions in front of me I'd faint. I'm on holiday and already my cats are driving me up the wall. I wish I lived near the sea, I love to swim, I love the feeling of freedom. My freedom is on my roof garden, I go upstairs and sit for hours, I can't hear the phone or the front door and I just sit and think. I quite often find life quite a task, you have inspired me to visit the beach this week. My liitle cat willo keeps chewing plastic and it makes me really angry cause she'll chuck her breakfast up if she keeps doing it, stupid bloody cat. The sun is shining in my patio window, I'm away to make a nice cup of tea and sit on the balcony, thanks for the inspiration. kurst
from aliannmil :
Thanks for the nice note. I sometimes forget this is public and though I am not at all ashamed to have shared my thoughts I am sometimes startled that anyone takes the time to read let alone respond. Welcome aboard diaryland, looking forward to more entries from you. Stop by at my place anytime. ~I wish you Peace~ alison
from the-moo :
lovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelove AND... CONGRATULATIONS!!!! *hugs* xxx
from the-moo :
I wish I could do something you so much don't deserve to have anything but goodness in your life!!! whatever it is just know that I am hoping and praying and wishing you all the very very best and Im here if you need me for anything *hugs* xxx
from the-moo :
is everything ok? can I help? at all? in any way.. let me know if Ican!! loving big loveballs of love to you lovely annafriend xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
from stoner-girl :
p.s tony looks adorable :)
from stoner-girl :
aw thats so sweet of you to say, lol but don't worry im not giving up. especially with that threat heh i dont think id want to get on the bad side of you :P (btw an old bag? you? never in a million years!). even if i end up being an uninspired writer that just spews drivel, i would still know im better than some shit ive read for "young adults" when in school. i mean these are book given to 14 year old and they're stuff i threw away when i was 10. but yeah, it wasn't really any reviews or comments that did my head in, just my usual gnawing insecurity :)
from the-moo :
hey woooooooooo! that ball of love nearly knocked my flying woman!! haha thank you!! tons and tons!! It's a stupid situation and I just hate not being able to help! *hugs* thanks for listening hehe and for offering support xxxxxx
from missy-17 :
thanx =)
from the-moo :
Hey auntieanna *hugs* do you even know how great it is having you in my life (online or otherwise) not only are you a fabulous writer and a soul with a million stories.... you always leave just thr right comment at just the right time!! I value you above rubies and even chocolate!! Hope you're having a great day xxxxxxxx
from breathtaken1 :
Thank you for the nice note. The move is going fine, thanks. I just read a couple of your entries and look forward to more. :)
from osakamoment :
thanks :)
from missy-17 :
he he, yea but my life is going the other way now! =( the bad, sad deppressed suicidle way!! doesnt sound to good does it? well i think i might pick my self up a little and get back to the bright side, we'll see, if i dont write back within a month i am probably, in a coffin at the/ some church but if i do write back, u better thank god!!
from kickinkurst :
your writing should always come before cleaning, inspiation shoud be dealt with first, its hard to stay inspired when your a writer, cleaning can wait.
from stoner-girl :
You know, the whole courting thing is not mental. Infact it sounds so lovely...you may have given me some faith in long lasting marriages. I'm so happy for you! *hugs*
from the-moo :
I did not get the email sad sad moo :-( I'd love to have a mail from you in my sad little inbox!! Also.. I am more than happy to help you with any html problems.. I'm not particularly good myself to be honest.. but I know the basics and I can figure stuff out over time!! *hugs* just email me stuff and I'll help if I can!! I'll certainly try!! *loves* xxxxxxxx
from nana9 :
found it online. you can probably just google it and find it. i can't remember the original website.
from ladybugge :
I liked the rant. I've come to believe the almost everything in the 'media,' is mis-representation at least, outright lies at worst. I don't know why, but I've seen it on too many topics now to believe otherwise. And so many people tell me I'm paranoid, or crazy, just because I pay attention to things.
from ladybugge :
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, sure, you can link to me if you want.
from kickinkurst :
sorry you were so upsett babe. Sometimes its good to cry though.
from the-moo :
dammit books are like my life force when they're bad I feel weakened!! you should write one.. I know your wouldn't dissapoint me! xxxxxxxxxxxx
from the-moo :
oh no you didn't say such bad things on my notes page :O I am shocked frankly!! haha if you like perms so much my love.. I'll send him your way when he gets one!! ;-) xxxxxxxxxx
from the-moo :
send him to diaryx it's almost the same.. some day its better.. but I'm confortable here and not planning on moving ever!! hahaha *hugs* xxxxxxxxxxxxx
from the-moo :
good afternoon sexy glam friend!! Try putting wdith="600" In your code for the pic... i don't know why it does it but they just do sometimes... you needn't put 600 either.. just pic the size you want... mine are 500 if that helps! Love love love XXX
from the-moo :
haha that drawing took ALL of my concentration and it looks like my little sis (who is 6 by the way) oh dear Im glad you liked it though!! *hugs* I love your diary and I love who you are - you've managed to age but not grow old and you still have that youthful hope that the world can be changed.. please don't ever lose that!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
from anothercrazi :
ever since you left me a note on my diary ive been reading yours everyday.. not sure what to say.. but keep writing!
from the-moo :
that was one of the most beautiful things I've ever read.. I'm speachless.. truly.. I think you should write another novel.. or maybe write memoirs or something.. Id buy it and Id buy a copy for each of my friends!! the world needs more teachers like you!! and more people come to mention it! I don't have a diaryland adress... my email is info@mandymoo.com and I am looking for the info you asked for!! xxx
from the-moo :
whats the book about? recon it's moo friendly? xxx
from kickinkurst :
someone's diary has ticked you off, I hate shallow minded people, everyone is different, everyone has different beleifs, thats what makes us unique. I was engaged to be married at 20, then living with another woman at 21. I got major stress from my mum, talked about, called names, yet i still felt like me, now i couldn't care what people say about me, I like myself and that counts. i liked your diary alot tonight.
from ladybugge :
I loved, loved, loved reading your teaching entries. That looks rather barren, but I can't thing of anything else to say.
from fannstreet :
Totally agree about the bigot thing... The weird thing about reading people's diaries is that you *think* you know the person after reading their very personal scribblings for months. When something totally left-field comes out I often feel like I've been hoodwinked (and even a bit dirty for agreeing with previous sentiments!). Hope I haven't come out with any clangers myself! PS -- love the pics!
from the-moo :
hey there wonderful!!! *hugs* you've never left me a note worth cringing over in the morning... or at least I don't think so.. I LOVE your notes andf your diary!! Im' glad you're addicted hehe. also.. as a christian myself I just want you to know if I ever say anything biggoted or narrow minded pelase PLEASE come and tell me and I wont be offended. My faith is based on love and that doesn't exclude anyone... keep me in check!! *hugs* hope you have a great day xxxxxx
from stoner-girl :
Aw thank you :) I love your picture! The weird thing though is it's pretty much almost exactly how I pictured you from your writing. And I know exactly what you mean by being a sponge for words, people are always asking me if I'm american because of the words I accidentally pick up. So of course I have to yell at them that I'm obviously welsh lol, which makes them think I'm just a headcase. *sigh*
from the-moo :
you leave the BEST notes!! *hugs* xxxxxxxxxxxxx
from the-moo :
*waves* hello hello hello hi!! shoot her... shoot her in the head her and the rest of the beautiful people who complain that they look bad *fumes* they're the worse though.. .the ones that are nice people too... they could at least be bitches and give me something to hate them for haha!! *hugs* xxx
from the-moo :
*huuuuuuugs* xxx
from kickinkurst :
The first lesbian novel I wrote was for my best friend when I was 25, I was crazy about her, I gave it to her as a gift, but kept a copy, I hand write all my stufff, my second I have never found an end to, although I kind of know the end, I never sent them away, I want to be known for kids stuff and don't really want to go back to them, finishing the first one was an acheivment, I've written since I was a kid and its always been fiction, I had an article published recently and another to come in ten weeks which is amazing, I've been reding your diaries and your writing is very good, very different from mine, but we are all different. I feel it takes mre and more of my free time, but its what I love and I want to make a career out of it, It puts enormous pressure on my relationship. I feel people with real supportive partner are very lucky. I do get engrossed in my writing cause I've got so much to write, and I get moaned at, but hey, that me.
from kickinkurst :
I do enjoy the writting but don't dedicate enough time to it, my characters are real (in my head anyway) Its a good strong story with a good lead in paragraph but will need alot of editing, I've written two short lesbian novels but they were just for fun. One of them made a friend cry though. One of my staff told me i remind her of Enid Blyton which was the nicest compliment.I have loads of craziness in my head ans beleave I will acheive something. I woud love to write full time but cant afford it, This diary thing is fun and lets me rant a bit, I write it like I talk. What was your novel about, how did you blow it with the agent? Have you always been a writer?
from ladybugge :
Funny, I did, or do, all of those things, but I never thought of them as bad habits. *grin*
from kickinkurst :
i want to write for children........ thats what i want and thats what i do, i have a mad imagination, chapter 12 at the moment.what else do u write? night xx
from lady-frenzy :
True, “Life of Brian” does have Graham Chapman nudity… and he’s one of the best looking Pythons (second only to Cleese)
from the-moo :
yes yes yes go you oh master of the photos!!! wooohhoooo! good pics too!! *hugs* on a more serious note... your entry today made me teary eyed. It was beautiful and your friend is blessed to have someone like you keeping her memory alive xxx
from kickinkurst :
you have an attractive family, you must be proud, i have a gorgeous little nephew who i love to bits
from missy-17 :
ok then
from missy-17 :
hey check out what my diary has to say today
from missy-17 :
anytime, =)
from missy-17 :
goodmorning, *kisses* well i liked the picz your family is a good looking family!!!
from the-moo :
*hugs* hey there... thank you for all of the loveliness and warmth you send my way. Your notes are always somethnig to look forward to!! :-D I'm so behind on your entries but I just saw the pic your grandson made.. 1stly.. aaaw how cute secondly you have pics!!!?!?! YAY!! you'll master the internet yet my love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
from kickinkurst :
Hey, just read your diary and totally with you, there's being security consious and down right stupid, what is the world coming to? Hope your well x
from kickinkurst :
had a small article published in the lothian life about cycle paths, another being published in the next edition, i really want to write for kids though, i'm writing a book, cheers about the comment on my diary, its just random cause i'm a bit like that, i've got some real funny stuff for tonight, but for now, i must clean this bloody house. I'll check out your diary later.
from missy-17 :
well i dont know about maybe 20 or somethin!!! so i take it you are the black haired one, not to be insulting or anythin!!
from missy-17 :
ok which one is you, are you to the right or left???red haired or black??
from stoner-girl :
yeah i've noticed that too, how powerful it is, especially since its from a stranger. lol stoner-granny doesn't sound too bad, quite admirable, nothing really for social services, well my mums a stoner but not in the neglectful way. im glad theres a resolution soon, nothing worse than being trapped in a limbo-istic situation. :) thanks for the hug, xx
from missy-17 :
oh i am from mcallen tx
from missy-17 :
i am doing pretty good!!!
from stoner-girl :
thanks for sending me the note :) I love some of Anne Fines work. I just read your entry and maybe you read my latest then it might help, because personally I think if you feel you need to leave then do so. Don't comprimise yourself because of the pain you will bring him, as I firmly believeit won't be worth it in the end. Love him enough to leave, if thats what you need/want, as you need two happy people to make a relationship work. *hugs* good luck with your decision.
from missy-17 :
well thanx alot!!! i hope good things come your way!!! love ya
from the-moo :
ooh and also... thank you so much for admiring my husband!! to me it's better to hear someone say he's gorgeous than them say it about me!! He's even scrummier in real life and so talented.. Ill add some of his music to my diary when i get a a chance.. thank you for saying he's gorgeous thank you so mcuh xxxx
from the-moo :
hey there copy and paste this link into your browser... she says it way better than I ever could!!! http://hellorabbit.diary-x.com/journal.cgi?entry=20050728d Also.... to add me properly take away the full address and just write the-moo in the box on the profile editing thing.. it will add me properly and you can see when I update and such!! if you need any more help.. my msn addy is.... payton_82@yahoo.com... add me and we'll chat!! Love and hugs xxxxx
from shantaeve :
Thanks for your message - only just started doing this thing and wasn't if anyone actually read them. So you are proof that they do! Checked out your pages - love your directness and honesty. Keep it going! You've inspired me to whack a few more entries in - latest one, a poem (pretty miserable but honest).
from the-moo :
longest note in the world I apologise! haha xx
from the-moo :
hello hello hello... If you need any help uploading photo's Id be more than happy to help :-D I use imageshack.us and I love it.. though many people prefer photobucket at the moment I think! I really really really appriciate the fact that I made enough of a difference to your day to be mentioned in your actual diary! I know it's just a small gesture but it made me happy!! I know just how you feel about the whole writing a diary for an audience thing.. I often find myself writing something and then thinking.. "I can't say that people will be offended and leave" it's weird.. it leaves me feeling torn. I want to be honest.. but then.. I want my lovely readers to stay because their input in my life is important to me. I'm constantly looking for a balance.. unfortunately my honesty often wins out! anyway.. I'm so pleased to meet you.. If you need any diary related help or fancy a chat.. Im available!! xxx
from missy-17 :
hey waz up are you ok me im just fine!!!
from the-moo :
AH and you're british!! YAY!! *Adds* xxx
from the-moo :
*blushes* Wow seriously you have no idea how great compliments are when they come from someone who doesn't know you and therefore had obligation to be nice!! thank you for making a moo happy! I'm of to riffle through your diary now hehe xxx
from thecrankyone :
thank you for stopping by, I'm glad to make someone laugh. Your diary was very interesting. I will definately have to come back and read more.
from ladybugge :
The quote is from Edmund Burke - "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." I actuallly have that on a button on the bag I carry. Nice to meet you. If/when I do change diaries, I will let people know where to go, or how to find out where to go. ;-)
from nitpick :
Hi! I really like your site, too! Thanks so much for the lovely compliments in today's entry - you are way too kind!
from essaywriter :
Hi Anna and thanks for your note. If you enjoyed that entry, see the one from last week on "muffin tops." I enjoyed reading your entries, too. Keep writing! Essaywriter
from thedaybreaks :
thank you <3 i hope you're having a good day as well.
from stardreme :
Hi There Anna I live in North Carolina. I lived in Edinburgh for 4 years though, I still have a friend in Reading. She's American, but been there so long you couldn't tell by the accent. You hang in there and email me if you like at Stardreme@triad.rr.com. I will read your diary when I get more then a minute here and there. Two teenage sons who are hopeless when it comes to feeding themselves. Oh the life.
from stardreme :
By the way, where do you live. It sounds like Britain, but I hate to assume.
from stardreme :
Hi There, I hope things get better for you. Sounds like you are going through a lot too. I have come out on the other side so to speak. Thank you for the nice words. I add an entry once in a while, busy with two teenage sons. Life is one day at a time. I guess I am fairly strong most of the time. Take care and drop me a note anytime you like. I will write back (most of the time quickly).

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