messages to bornearly:
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from bindyree :
Thank you ever so muchly for the podcast info; being able to enjoy this new-to-me form of receiving information still feels like a banquet!
from im2qt2kr :
another good bargaining tool is to have an inspection done before buying, and it will also let you know for sure what all you are up against with the renovation. You probably already know this, but hey, I had to say it anyway. haaa
from myramains :
Thank you, friend. The note you left for me today validated my feelings and...helped. Although not a thing changed, it's nice to hear that it's okay to mewl a little sometimes. Thank you again. ~Myra
from im2qt2kr :
don't know when you replied, as just found the note..dland didn't send it's usual notice. So, yes, I see I misunderstood. I thought you were trying to keep anyone else from buying that gorgeous house before you could get it. I guess it's kinda-sorta both... if it were for sale. haaa... Hope you get it so I can live vicariously through you. I love old houses.
from mel-is-dvash :
Thanks so much, that is just what I wanted! :-)
from catsoul :
Hi, glad you all made it there safe and sound. I got the awesome hat in the mail yesterday. I wore it, yes in the house all night until I went to bed. It is a perfect hat, a perfect fit, I thank you so much!! =^..^=
from annanotbob :
Hello - I can't believe I've never read you before- only two entries and I'm hooked! Best wishes xx
from life-my-way :
Too rich for our blood, dammit, but what a glorious guitar! Husband is salivating but is also tight as the proverbial drum. Hmmmph. Thanks for sharing, I hope this didn't put you out.
from stepfordtart :
Hi! Glad we're still cool : ) Oh, and for 'year long stalker'..its actually over ten years - just cant seem to shake him off! Everytime I think he's gone for good, up he pops again! s x
from revisions :
thanks for your note. i'd love to read your diary but don't usually give out my email. is there another way to get the password?
from bindyree :
Wow, I love your tour writeups! There are times when I'm too ill to travel to any extent, and those times are becoming more frequent, but I just SO enjoy what you convey to us and how. You are so lucky! And thanks! xoxox Brin
from im2qt2kr :
I need your password so I can snoop through your diary. haaaa
from cocoabean :
thanks for adding me!
from annanotbob :
Hello- thanks for the add. The email address in your profile wouldn't take, but I'd love the password. Could you email it to [email protected]? Best wishes
from bindyree :
Hey, do I tell you often enough how much I adore you? :-) I adore you!
from broken214 :
Well I was wanting to take a peek, but it didn't happen. So I will settle for a brief Hello.
from boann7 :
dearest Adrienne, thanks for the lovely note. i want to come read but need the password. do you still have my email?
from bindyree :
Congratulations on committing Macintosh. :) I myself am addicted to my own PowerBook G4. Have fun with it!!!
from cccerberus :
Howdy- I have always enjoyed your musing here and was wondering whether I might have a password. My Diaryland diary is locked, and several years old, and my LiveJournel account is open to "mutual friends with an account (that's the way their system works). You are welcome to the passwords to both if you are interested...Anyway, I understand privacy, to be sure- just wondering where you went!
from cardiogirl :
Hi BE, Okay, that shorter line of code has my username from HaloScan in it. Just change that to your user name and paste it in your template somewhere before the tag </head>. Then, somewhere after that short code you just pasted in and BEFORE the tag </head> paste that longer code as is. There's not need to change any of that second code as it is not personalized (like the smaller code that has your user name). Good luck.
from cardiogirl :
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from cardiogirl :
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from cardiogirl :
I am so, so happy you have comments. I think HaloScan has some kind of glitch when it comes to that. You know where you tell it how you want the comment numbers to appear (I think that's in settings) on the bottom you can click to preview it and then right under that there's a place to click where it says 'force comment update' or some such thing. I always click on that as well, and I think that will make the numbers appear. So glad you're checking in! I love your pad!
from kointuition :
love your stuff - helps to get through it all.
from mavenhaven :
Oh, there's no big difference between a blog and a journal, except that blogs tend to have multiple entries on one page. I jumped over to blogspot because the diaryland interface is such a stinkin mess and I couldn't do some of the (very low-tech) things I wanted to do on d-land. So I don't post here anymore. Also, I am so glad someone else feels the Susan Cooper love. I reread the Dark is Rising about once a year. You should read Philip Pullman if you haven't; he will rock your socks.
from sparkspark :
This is all lovely and I like the progression from "we're f*cked!" to melliferous. Reading it, I had the sense of driving on a long road through trees with changing leaves, and arriving home to a light in the window. XO Vio
from mavenhaven :
The second half of this entry is so compelling and so beautifully written that it's forcing me to navigate the cumbersome d-land notes process to tell you so. (I've been reading for awhile so it's high time I said hi.)
from cardiogirl :
Please, please, can you get free comments from HaloScan. I don't mean to nag, but I love your writing and I want to comment on the page, not go down the hallway, find a pen, go into another room looking for post-its and then finally leave a note on the door. Having said that, I love how the first part of your post is written like a "Dragnet" episode. I can just hear Sgt. Friday narrating. Also, I liked the second part where you elaborated how you are embracing your 49th year. Good job bornearly!
from cardiogirl :
Closure is such a funny thing, isn't it? I would question what you want from contacting Will? Does it matter what he has to say or is something you just need to do for yourself? If it's the latter I would contact him. If it's the former, I would re-assess the situation.
from cardiogirl :
Hi! I found you through SparkSpark's favorite list. You are quite an interesting read bornearly, and I say this after just one entry and the cast page. Just jumping in with a music suggestion for your running mix. I always liked "I Will Follow" by U2 as a song for exercising because of the driving beat. Same goes for "Superman" by REM, "This is How a Heart Breaks" by Rob Thomas and "Walk Away" by Kelly Clarkston. They all have a driving beat that helps me get in the zone while I exercise. I can't wait to read more of your stuff!
from bindyree :
I just had an epiphany, which is this: One of the joys of my life is to find your name in red over here on Diaryland. I just had to say that, and I'm sorry I didn't realize it before now. What a lovely person you are. :-)
from sparkspark :
It sounds like a great time... I look forward to hearing about it! XO Violet
from sparkspark :
I love asking people from other countries to imitate fake American English speech. The results can be excellent. Another fun thing is to ask the person to speak his or her native language with an American accent. It is very fun to try. XO Violet
from sparkspark :
I wanted to leave you a note days ago, about your beautiful poem, and also about the awesomeness of bailing on Peter Tork. I have bailed on several potential celebrity encounters, so I can relate. My lamest bailing: Willie "Loco" Alexander. I talked to him for .0002 seconds, and all my watching friends, when I returned to the group, shook their heads and said, "That was lame." Better luck next time. XO Violet
from bindyree :
Don't worry about being temporarily lame. I got a chance to meet the members of Keane back in the summer of 2004 in Denver, and the only thing I could think of to say to the lead singer was 'I want you to drink extra water while you're here, or the altitude will kill you.' Won't be the first time, won't be the last time. We've all done this. :-) Lameness is like those little cabbage butterflies; it just sort of flits around you until you give it a chance to land. be well! xoxo Brin
from sparkspark :
Oh, and another thing, Rupert Holmes wrote "Timothy," so you could do like an "Escape/Timothy" kind of mash-up. "If you like cann-i-ba-lism... [dooda doot doot]" God, I am a fricking genius. XO Violet
from sparkspark :
Once again, I have so many things to say, yet once I get away from the entry and into this little white box, my brain goes blank. It's kind of nice, actually. Peaceful. Anyway... First of all, I am seconding, with my hand waving in the air, "Timothy," as noted below. It's such a great song. I think my band should cover it, actually. And then, I will suggest "Bell Bottom Blues," by Derek and the Dumbasses, because it makes me want to drink ink and keel over from the sheer hopelessness of its hippie glurge. (Technical term.) XOX Violet
from livesand :
For twisted oldies that stick in one's mind, how about "Timothy", a song about cannibalism after a plane crash? I can't remember the band that recorded it...
from sparkspark :
So much to comment on, after catching up on your entries... first of all, Laughing Wild is one of my favorite plays. Any play with the Infant of Prague as a character is OK by me. Next: that's lovely, to find out the origins of your wedding band! I have one with some engraving in it but I can't read it, even with a loupe. And... I don't know, just that I loved reading through your writings, and that I'm sorry about Travis, and I hope someone famous covers one of your songs this very day. Bring on the jongleurs! XOXO Violet
from captainron :
You're probably right, still a little more happiness couldn't hurt right?
from captainron :
Sorry about the down day yesterday. I hope today will be better... They say that song writers get one decent album out of getting married, but three out of getting divorced. I'm not sure what that says about us humans, but it sounds like we dwell on the negitive alot more than we enjoy the positive. Happy Monday... Ron
from bindyree :
Re your BJs membership: You have not lived until you live through the unique humiliation of having underestimated the size of your vehicle and are forced in the parking lot to open and distribute the 96-pack of toilet paper throughout the car! Whee!
from sparkspark :
I have duly noted these details, and look forward, as always, to more. And, may your recovery be swift. The power of Chocolate Jesus compels you! xoxo Violet
from hissandtell :
Hey, missy, I adore reading intimate details of your gross bodily functions too, you know! I'll have you know I'm not only about morbid fascination for indecorous, immoral and even perverted sexual acts, tasteless humour, profanity and extreme body modification (possibly involving branding irons and genital piercings). Love, R xxx
from sparkspark :
Hey, you! We must have some kind of vague psychic connection, because I checked in to see if you'd updated (no) and the next thing I know, there you were in my comments. I'm glad you're well and back, and look forward as always to your continuing story. XOXO Violet
from captainron :
Thanks for the update. I was begining to worry. Glad to know all is mostly well... Happy Thursday!
from sparkspark :
I will attend this website barbecue. Put me down for the threebeansalad or the cornonthecob. I am a meateater, myself, but I want to make sure there are plenty of sidedishes for my vegetarianfriends! XOXO Violet
from mehiel :
I think your realism about this relationship is refreshing. And while it make things awkward now, it means that you won't regret things later on. Maybe I'm naive, but I can't imagine being in a relationship that I'm not passionate about. I -do- love Robert in the way that means I want to spend all kinds of time with him. It makes me very happy to be that in love, but I know that that kind of happiness is not for everyone, because what makes them happy is different. James sounds like a great guy, so it's sad if you can't make it work, but if you have different priorities and the feelings you have for him aren't intense enough to make you want to change fundamental things about your world, then it's understandable.
from x-plicity :
I know what you mean about no sleep! My sweetie and I are in small town bands, but we're in high demand and sometimes there are 4 nights in a row that we get home after 3am. Then thre's the FT jobs that require our attention. The life of the musician is totally over rated. *grin* Love your diary by the way.
from sparkspark :
XOXOX to you, Bella, and grazie for the very sweet note. You are SO on my faves list--("buddy list," I guess)--as a permanent fixture! The "Friends and Neighbors" is for non-Dlanders. XOX Violet
from mehiel :
Yay, England! Congratulations. And you're so much better about food than I am...wow.
from x-plicity :
I always have a horrible back ache after playing my guitar too. I think it's more because I'm out of practice then anything else. *grin* Glad you had an awesome Christmas and I hope you have a great start on the New Year.
from boann7 :
i had to go get a fresh cup of coffee for your entry.. it was delicious. i missed you..
from mehiel :
It's great to hear from you again. Your book about mothers sounds interesting. If I can, I'd like to write something, too.
from mehiel :
I'm so glad to hear from you! And I think you're right about Rose. She'll handle her own life in her own way, no matter what you think or say. But that's probably one of the things you love about her, right?
from spazs :
Hey, glad you were back, for a little bit of "D"! Gimme more of that D-soup, gimme more!!!!!!!!!!
from boann7 :
you have been on my mind lately. i'm glad your life is so wonderfully busy and full. i'll be looking forward to reading what's been going on.
from boann7 :
miss you
from janegamma :
Sorry, 5th Business is another Robertson Davies book...featuring a baby born with a caul, as I recall.
from mehiel :
That's awesome! I'm so glad you saw that movie--it seems right up your alley. Did you run into any right/copyright/trademark stuff when you decided to use the Rackham illustration? Or is his stuff public domain by now?
from spazs :
I think you said "shower", hihihi
from janegamma :
Is your most recent banner a reference to 5th Business? I also like the pretty eye ones.
from mehiel :
I'm excited for your new relationship and new purchases. I hope things with James' family clear up, soon. He's right to lay down the law. And I'm so glad to hear from you!
from janegamma :
Three things--1) Poor James and his stressful situation! Good thing he has you in a luxurious queen sized bed to take his mind off his troubles...2) I ADORE IKEA!! I read the catalog like it's a magazine...3) I just read and enjoyed A Mixture of Frailties, learning too late that it was part of a trilogy...oh well. Does it matter?
from janegamma :
Oo, yes, I vote for visiting Mr. James and 'rocking his world", ho ho. Good for you, loving your gig!
from mehiel :
That sounds so awesome! I'm glad that you did the set. Someday when I learn the erhu, I need to play with your band. :P I should probably pick up your new cd, too.
from janegamma :
Yes, I think I like this even more than the last job: helping other people to be, or enter a new state of being.
from mehiel :
I think James is so right. This sounds perfect for you. (Too bad you didn't do this earlier--you could have married Robert and me!) I also think it's a great idea to incorporate your music and your Reiki.
from mehiel :
I was thinking about you and wondered if maybe you should make two new books: one for the beginning of relationships, and one for the end. Does that make sense?
from mehiel :
Being paid for being is one thing. Being appreciated for it is another. And you are most definitely appreciated.
from janegamma :
Yes, being paid to BE, I think that's a pretty nifty career choice. Would it be ingratiating of me to suggest that you are highly qualified?
from hissandtell :
GenIUses, damn it. x
from hissandtell :
Well, yes, nice work if you can get it. Is it a courtesan you're thinking of being? I feel slightly similarly every time a brilliant friend of mine from overseas tells me about how Australia doesn't value its genuises, and how there are actually countries in the world which pay their seriously stellar brains squillions of dollars to just BE ... to sit around reading and thinking and listening to music, letting their minds wander as they have their every whims indulged and occasionally coming up with bright ideas or concepts that everyone falls at their feet swooning over. I end up becoming deeply resentful about the lack of justice in the world and wind up wondering, yet again, why *I* can't get a job like that (complete lack/total absence of adequate IQ notwithstanding, obviously). Love, R xxx
from non-fuckabl :
My Chris is better than yours!!
from mehiel :
Well, to be clear, digestive enzymes and probiotics are different. Enzymes are the ones naturally found in your bile, which help you digest food. The most common are lactase, lipase, and protease, but there are others. A diet consisting of raw foods, especially vegetables, will give you more enzymes naturally. However, you can supplement them too. Probiotics are the stomach bacteria endemic to the human body. It's possible to be deficient in both, depending on diet and other factors. As for when to take probiotics: I would follow the directions on the label. This probably depends on how many billion organisms you're taking, and of what species. Many people only take acidophilus, but it's possible to take bifidum longum and others. I hope that helps!
from mehiel :
*hugs* I'm so glad that most of the trip went okay. Are you taking digestive enzymes for your IBS? They might help. DigestGold and Garden of Life are the best, although GOL is run by a fundamentalist nutter. In any case, I'm glad that things with James are progressing. In a way, it's good that he's giving you something to think about. I'm glad that you are becoming more open to love, now.
from janegamma :
Ooh, I had to interrupt my perusal of your latest installment to vicariously drool about CHICKEN PICATA!!!!!! I like it so much my friends and I made up a little song and dance about it (chicken...picata...picata...chicken). Also, I admire your ability to see the long term significance of current events (of the personal sort). Thanks for updating again!
from non-fuckabl :
Hey,I wonder how this trampoline works out for you!
from mehiel :
I KNEW there was a reason I had a dream about you, last night. (You weren't played by you, though. Weird.) Anyway, try reading "Ender's Game" and the rest of the original Ender quartet. They're wonderful. Orson Scott Card is a wonderful writer.
from mehiel :
I would try again. I just looked at the photos a second time, and things seemed to work. I'm sorry for the inconvenience! Thank you for looking at the photos!
from mehiel :
Goodness. You do have a full plate, don't you? I think your pain and conflictedness is completely understandable. It's got to feel like parents divorcing, for you. The suddenness of it surprises me, too. Just from your entries, I think Mike and Rose were fine--it really surprises me that Rose didn't tell you what was up, sooner. Anyway: Janus sounds fun, but like he's got lots of drama. Have you ever been involved with someone who has teens at home?
from mehiel :
That last guy sounds really sweet. :) Go you! Best of luck with it--I think things may just go your way. Meanwhile, quinoa: tastes good when prepared like couscous. As in, tastes good as a cold salad with plenty of olive oil and garlic and vegetables, or curried with yogurt on top, Indian-style, or when made as porridge, the way the Incas originally made it.
from hissandtell :
Oops. Too many "t"s in that word, I fear. x
from hissandtell :
Yep, and wouldn't that be a fun surprise for them if you re-spiked your hair and showed a hand they weren't quite expecting? Keep 'em on their toes, I always say - you irrestistible old organic thing. Love, R xxx
from mehiel :
You'll feel much better once you make an "I am the Walrus!" joke to the Egg Man. Also, I'm very happy that the gigs went mostly well. Yay! Too bad about that trailer, though...
from mehiel :
All of those books sound so wonderful. And yes, I really like the idea of a paper dolls journal--especially the Shiva idea. Maybe you could make different outfits for a man or woman's different roles in life?
from sparkspark :
I've been wondering about that song "No Milk Today" since I read a mention of it in a Joan Didion essay. She didn't state that it was by Herman's Hermits, so I was picturing some moody folk singer. Ha. Oh, well. Anyway, of course I have been Googling this new bra you mention--I can't find it by style number, but my quest continues! It is my Holy Grail. XO Violet
from janegamma :
Hmm, I still get the notification of non-receipt with the email. Is there another email I can send to? Is the harlequin journal still available?
from mehiel :
I'm so sorry about Rose and Mike. With any luck this trip will be a good experience for them. Thank you for the bra tip, as well--I'm so small I can usually go without, but sometimes I do want that little something extra.
from bindyree :
Know what else? Tom Hanks also knows where Yuba City is! I spent the first 20 years of my life explaining where that town is whenever I'd go somewhere. LOLOL
from boann7 :
shall i tell you how much i love your poetry.. i do.
from boann7 :
wax lips.. hehehe.. i haven't seen those since i was little. they are so disgusting.. i love your books.. they are beautiful. your secret is safe with me =). though i can't speak for the rest of the dland zoo. ;)
from f-i-n :
I clicked your banner! Cool blog. I'll be back to read more.
from mehiel :
Just try to keep drinking lots of water; it will help flush your system faster. Since I don't know what you took, it's harder to think up any supplements that could help. That's fine, though, as you're in no condition to leave the house. Just keep up with that water, and everything should be fine. However, if your throat starts to swell, call a doctor--you could be having an allergic reaction.
from janegamma :
Hi, I tried to email to that address, but it didn't work. I can't get my diaryland email to work either. What should we do?
from hissandtell :
So take a lesson from the strangeness you feel, and know you'll never be the same... Love, R xxx
from sparkspark :
The Higgins Armory Museum! I loved that place as a kid, with all the eerie, creepy armor and weapons. Ah, the memories. Anyway, I love your books, they're lovely. XO Violet
from janegamma :
Two things: 1) May I declare dibs on the journal with the harlequin-pattern lining? and 2) I completely understand your audio volume preferences; I live in the basement and have my speakers fairly low to the ground, but I still can't keep from closely monitoring for moments of potential loudness.
from mehiel :
My dear darling bornearly, here you are with a definition of manga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manga Yesterday while anime shopping with Robert I -did- see Bizhengast, but M. Alice, the author, has hooked up with Tokyopop, one of the best manga distributors in the West, so I'm not surprised that her work is everywhere. The books you made look great, and I can't wait to see a link. I'm also glad that Dar is being an angel. It makes me so happy that you have a supportive friend around.
from boann7 :
love the book creations.. beautiful. you forgot the link to your book site. or maybe not.. lol
from mehiel :
Oh, oh, oh, please start reading manga and watching anime! I think there's some stuff you'd really like, especially if you liked M. Alice's artwork. And besides, manga can be great for long cartrips. I wish you lived closer, so I could give you a little anime introduction all my own, and we could watch "Cowboy Bebop" together. That's what I would start with. :)
from boann7 :
you have been tagged... see may 23 entry in my diary
from janegamma :
Yes, Jane Siberry, woo hoo! Mimi on the Beach! Everything Reminds me of my Dog! Also, congratulations on spoofadoo. And I enjoyed reading the words "articulated tail".
from hissandtell :
I ADORE Jane Siberry. I first became aware of her when kd lang recorded "Love is Everything", which still tears my heart into a gazillion pieces and stomps on it every time I hear it, so I went and bought all of Jane's CDs from amazon. She is positively absolutely utterly spoofadoo(TM). (And she has a couple of songs about cows, too. What's not to like?) Love, R xxx
from mehiel :
Ooh, let us know if you start an online store for your books. I've really been needing a blank journal for the novel I'm working on. Spiral-bound is the best for sinister south-paws like me, but it's hard for me to find good purse-sized ones in my corner of the city's outskirts.
from sparkspark :
I'm still reading "The Eyre Affair," and I'm dragging it out, possibly because of the inherent escapism. Mmmmmmmm, escapism. XO Violet
from mehiel :
I was just about to suggest Tom Robbins, but then noticed him in your profile. Hmm. What about some Terry Pratchett? Or Douglas Adams? Or Christopher Moore? Also, I wanted to thank you for your note. You really made me feel special. I hope that angels are watching over me, as you say, because I sure could use them. :)
from mehiel :
Wedding photos are up! Including photos involving the tiara!
from mehiel :
I am soon to be a member of the Sparkle Club, too. (Hey, can we get a diaryring?) Anyway, your trip sounds awesome, and your plans sound similarly grand. Yay! Seriously, some days I really wished I was living your life.
from hissandtell :
Humph. You mean you don't actually wear your tiara 24/7? I'm shocked, I tell you. Shocked and horrified. Shocked, horrified and disappointed. Shocked, horrified, disappointed and distraught. Shocked, horrified, disappointed, distraught and just a tad overwrought in my prose. Love, R xxx
from sparkspark :
Yay! I'm in the Sparkle Club! XOXO Violet
from mehiel :
BRAVA! Good job! Wow. Just reading this entry made me remember summer theatre camp, and think about how hard it must have been for some of the director/counselors. Yeesh. With any luck, though, some other schools will get into contact with you. This kind of activity always winds up in school newsletters, and on school district websites, where it can be Googled. And hey, you got press in NYT! That's awesome!! Do you know how many bands would kill for that kind of exposure? Who knows what could happen, with free publicity like that. That makes me ask: Has your band uploaded anything to iTunes? There are also a lot of indie music blogs that you could send some stuff to, especially now that you've gotten coverage in a major newspaper. Just a thought, of course, but you guys really work to "earn it," and it seems like the people who know you truly love you. So, shouldn't more people know you? If your website needs a re-vamp, I know a great designer, too. Anyway, enjoy your day off! You deserve it!
from mavenhaven :
One summer, I had to do let's-make-an-opera workshops with kids as part of my singing gig with a music festival. The kids were older, but still. We basically had two hours to come up with a plot and a libretto and music and then rehearse and perform the thing. And somehow I wound up being the accompanist for my group, despite the fact that I'm a totally marginal pianist. The kids were great, but I thought I was going to die during and then after the workshop...
from mehiel :
Hey, look at it this way: I'm young, a size four, and getting married soon, and I -still have days like that.- Days when I feel ugly, unproductive, and closed off. Yes, you are changing as a person, but look at everyone around you: they love who you are becoming. Really, would Carol plan a 2007 tour to another country with you, if she didn't love you? Would your sister want to publish a book with you? It's your bravery that attracts others to you, so keep it up! (Besides, you'll get proposals in the UK, anyway, and who doesn't want a guy with an accent?)
from mehiel :
Wow, that CD rack is -beautiful-. If you ever make it to Toronto, come over and be my interior decorator, will you? Help me try to convince Robert that our house desperately needs color!
from bindyree :
Those were good! My personal faves: "Having a talk with Father De Bricassart," "Break Out The BIG Bag Of M&Ms" and "The Pirates Of The Carribbean Is Closed For Repairs." (no, I don't know what the last one means. I just like it.)
from boann7 :
lol.. thats so funny. gave me a good laugh.. thanks. im in menopause and sometimes i go a while without one and i think about them longingly feeling old.. and then it comes again and i rejoice ..then the next day i wonder wtf i was thinking.. hehehe
from mehiel :
That was high-larious. Thank you. I'll remember that...in about a week. (They say women follow one another in terms of cycles--I wonder if D-Lander women do the same? I can't, because of the pill, but still, it would be interesting to find out...)
from mehiel :
See, that just makes everything so much clearer! :)
from mehiel :
You can look at my cast page, if you like, for a format. It's nothing special, and probably out of date, but it works. In any case: write a normal diary entry chronicling the important people in your life, their relationship to you, their roles, and so on, and title it "cast." Make sure that when D-Land asks you for the .html name of the page, you title it "cast.html." Later, go to the page in which you change your format. Find the list of your other links. Add a link to "http://bornearly.diaryland.com/cast.html" and you should be fine. I hope that helps!
from mehiel :
I'm so glad the show went well! And what a great story! Hey, have you ever thought about a cast page? It's just a thought.
from mehiel :
I lived in a slurb! I'm glad you're doing so much; it does sound exciting. Tiring, though. Make sure to keep your immune system up! I too am a spicy sushi fan.
from boann7 :
thanks for your warm thoughts
from sparkspark :
Your productivity is so inspiring! XO Violet
from mehiel :
Just wanted to let you know, I'm using the photo function that you so graciously gifted me with! Thanks again.
from hissandtell :
Thank you so much for the dedication, darling. Now I must go off and allow myself to be uxoriated, or something. Love, R xxx
from mehiel :
Obviously, the choice here is clear: go to Wales! :P
from mehiel :
Of course that's how I see your life! *hugs* Your life is beautiful, and the more so now with the fresh inclusion of poetry. Congratulations on all your hard work. I'm sure that it will pay off. This is what I mean: so few people would be scared to move forward and express themselves in a world which devalues poetry and female independence. But you just go right along and do it, like it's the most natural thing in the world. :)
from mavenhaven :
Have you ever read Cather's "Song of the Lark"? I read/liked it in high school, but came back to it a few years ago after spending about 10 years in serious music study, and at that point the book knocked me over. I suppose it has special resonance for me because I'm an opera singer and so is the book's main character, but what really got me is how much Cather understood and communicated what art demands of the artist. --I've been lurking around here for awhile and always find lots to think about, so thank you for your words.
from mehiel :
For one moment, I had this terrible thought that it was Leslie Nielsen. *shudder* Anyway, I have the same fears for myself, in reverse. What if -I'm- the person making everyone nervous and uncomfortable? (Somehow, I wouldn't be surprised...) But I think you're right; Sandra's choice is Sandra's choice. 50K does seem like a bit much, though. What the hell are they spending it on? Is the Iron Chef catering their reception?
from hissandtell :
Oh, and now of course I'm terribly worried about what you might call an Olive tree and an Oleander bush if you ever got them, since you've cavalierly given their rightful names to others. How confusing it will be. x
from hissandtell :
Darling, I thought you of all people would know that Leslie is clearly a house plant - more specifically, a Lavender plant. Or perhaps Lemon Balm. Or even Lovage. (No, wait - a Lovage plant would be named Lena, wouldn't it?) Anyway, glad I could help. Love, R xxx
from boann7 :
still enjoying reading your travels and thoughts. listening to magic hour even now. have you ever heard of swallow hill in denver? http://www.swallowhill.com/
from mehiel :
I want a red bedroom. Or a red office. And that entry was just so...comforting. Like a warm cup of chai. I wish I could hang out in your house.
from hissandtell :
Your plant corner is just magnificent - it makes me want to move in with you, in fact. Fairy lights! Iron stands! Terracotta pots! Books! Things with hair like Sideshow Bob! (Perhaps Aralia needs to wear a tiara for a little while to cheer herself up?) But please tell me: are your windows painted red, or is it more a rusty-brown colour? (And what colour is the wall?) It has ALWAYS been my ambition to have red windows in my kitchen, you see. Actually, it's always been my ambition to have a completely red house, but my husband won't let me. Boys can be so mean sometimes. Love, R xxx
from candoor :
where in Florida... playing or playing?... I mean, well, you know what I mean... you know I'll pay to hear you :)
from mehiel :
*hugs* I wish you felt better. I hope the trip goes well for you. And hey, if you guys ever tour Toronto, I'll take you to Sushi Time. It's one of my favorite places. I love spicy maki! And a note on the doldrums: somehow, sniffing grapefruit-scented things always makes me feel better. Sudz (a division of Kiss My Face) makes a great grapefruit soap. So does My Beautiful Soap. Good luck over the next few days!
from cccerberus :
Your description of your self wandering about your day in a headache haze, especially of going into stores and disinterestingly bumbling about without interest in anything is such a familar one to me! I enjoy your insight very much. I was wondering whether you know much about Ayurveda? (I study acupressure, herbs, and Ayurveda- I know you practice Reiki- would that help your headche?) Best wishes! _J
from mehiel :
Wow, you and the band are so diligent! It seems like the hard work is paying off, and I think you'll be really grateful for the tight bonds you all have (and the way they've been tested) when you have to work with kids at the school gigs. Just a thought. I have a D-Land question, though: are you using your optional fields? Is that the "word of the day" and so on? Do you have to do something special to make that show up on the diary? I'm thinking of changing templates.
from hissandtell :
J gave me all the Jjasper Fforde bbooks ffor Yule, after dangerspouse recommended them in his guest entry at my place (and said he thought of me when he was reading them...) Fabulous, aren't they? Love, R xxx
from poolagirl :
Thanks for your lovely note. It's so wonderful that you can relate. But then again, you are a fellow troubador.
from candoor :
Merry Happy New Year to you and all you love... I'm enjoying the music when I get time to listen (wish I had more time for myself)... hope your 2006 is your best year so far :)
from bindyree :
Happy New Year, dear. And keep tying knots in strings with sticks -- you do good work! I'm glad you're my Buddy! ♥
from mehiel :
Eeek...I've been sick, too. (Thus no photos or entries, yet.) But I will be posting photos soon! I hope you get better. Happy New Year from Toronto.
from hissandtell :
"Larrikin" is one of the best words ever, of course! One of my favourite Oz bush ballads is "The Woolloomooloo Lair" - do you know it? He's "A larrikin so hard you'd strike me blue". (see http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/song-midis/Woolloomooloo_Lair.htm) Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Awww. You don't look anything like a tragic white trash femme rockerette topped off with a tiara (oh, wait - that's Courtney Love, innit?) How angelically sublime you are, sugarplum queen! May I make Christmassy obsequience at your feet now? Lotsa sparkly love, R xxx
from mehiel :
How I paid it forward: the day after receiving your gift, I received a letter from a friend teaching English in Japan. He lives alone in a rural area, in a house beside a graveyard. In the letter, he described his home: it has no heat. Instead, he relies on a kerosene-burning space heater. Naturally, he cannot leave it burning while he sleeps, so he has to shiver during the night. Hearing this, and remembering you, I sprang into action. I purchased him a pair of thermal underwear, a new fleece-lined toque, gloves, a fleece blanket, and new thick socks. I also included some sample-sized moisturizers, for those wind-chapped hands. I wrapped and boxed the gifts, and sent them to Japan today. All told, the cost was around sixty dollars. But my friend is worth it, and hopefully he feels something similar to the happy disbelief I felt upon learning of your generosity.
from hissandtell :
Hmmm. The one and only time I've ever seen a mouse scoot across the road in front of my car, one cold frosty night, I thought the same thing as you - until, a couple of weeks later, we were in the middle of the worst mouse plague in living memory. It annihilated the grain, cotton and fruit crops of the entire region. We even had meeces nesting in the drawers of our bedside tables. I sincerely hope your little mousey vision is not portentous, darling! Love, R xxx
from mehiel :
THANK YOU!!! I officially declare Bornearly one of the most generous and kind-hearted women I know! Wow. I am totally blown away by this Christmas surprise. You're one special lady. Now I have to figure out how to pay my favor forward... Thank you again. *hugs*
from sparkspark :
Happy birthday, belatedly but sincerely. What a party! Your description of it was really wonderful.
from sparkspark :
Happy birthday, belatedly but sincerely. What a party! Your description of it was really wonderful.
from candoor :
yes, that's it, that's exactly why I bought all the CDs, a birthday present (hey, paint the target around where the arrow lands and call it a bullseye, right?)... I am so glad you have love and generous people in your life, that's even better than all the applause (but I'll stand and ovate with all I've got just the same)... hope your tour goes well and it's the start of your best year yet :)
from mehiel :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May we all be so talented, have such wonderful friends, and be so at peace with ourselves, when we hit 47.
from captainron :
Wow, are you really almost 47? I would have guessed a good ten years younger....
from smedindy :
For some damn reason, when I read your first sentences I thought of the cartoon where a character said "Hassan CHOP!" - I'm twisted. (As my last entry proves...)
from candoor :
I've finally decided I want to buy your music and so I come looking for a web link or address to order some... maybe it was the inspiration of the recent 'write the good stuff' message :)
from bindyree :
>>May I just ask, here, why fat free mayo has to be sweetish? Mayonnaise is tangy, not sweet. Sweet does not make up for the removal of fat. Fat free mayonnaise invariably tastes like ass, and it makes a lame tuna salad.>> -- I'll tell you the answer for this. Lots of foods that become 'fat free' do it by substituting *corn syrup* for regular oil, [ewwwwwww] then adding enough sodium to cancel out the sweetness to an acceptable level. Fat free mayo is actually worse for you in that it has more carbs and sodium, both of which are not good. Just stick with the regular mayo in moderation, and all will be well. :-)
from hissandtell :
Tiara envy, hey? I wonder what Dr Freud would make of that. Email me with your address, darling, and I'll have a look in my bag of tricks to see what I can do to brighten up your cranial/cerebral bits... Love, R xxx
from sparkspark :
Thanks for your sweet note. I appreciate it. And, I'll hop on the bandwagon of praise for your knitting corner, as well--it looks fantastic.
from blueeyedmoo :
Your apartment looks so cosy and homely. I love the colour of the walls!! Made me want to climb into the picture and steal a place on your comfy chair. :)
from mehiel :
I'm with Hiss. The nook is wonderful. I want one just like it for my mother, post-hysterectomy. She just began crocheting (which I know is not knitting, really I do) and made us two stockings, plus a teeny tiny one for the kitty. I'm supposed to get her books on crochet for Christmas.
from hissandtell :
Absolutely LOVE the photographs, darling, and am verrry taken with your divine Knitting Knook. (You do realise that you could easily turn that papasan chair cushion into a swish little turtle costume, don't you?) Love, R xxx
from wench77 :
hey there! got here via your stunning 'eyes banner'. Didn't read a whole entry cuz I was on the way out the door, and clicked on impulse. I'll be back. I see you have a great reading list including hissy and bindyree. And like movies I like. And I like Tom Robbins too though I have only read two or three. Is it Chester Nova Scotia, or another Chester? Also, I am not quite so sure hassidic jews proselytise. Maybe they admonish though, which is not the same thing, I don't think. :D
from blueeyedmoo :
Hey, thanks for the note. Have you thought about getting some natural hair products from a vegan or health food shop? I don't know how good they would be compared to the usual drugstore products, but they won't smell so bad or chemically.
from justmouse :
awwww shucks *blushes* thanks for the compliment...but if you could see into my head at what the paintings were SUPPOSED to look like...you wouldn't be so free 'n' easy with the compliments, missy! lol
from hissandtell :
The mango smell's not doing it for you? Perhaps you might be more interested in our Dead Dingo's Donger range of hair gel products, or our Kuddly Khlamydia Koala scent - made with genuine eucalyptus-enhanced urine! Love, R xxx
from blueeyedmoo :
Hey, I loved your writing about the ladybugs!! Thinking about them emigrating to other parts of the US made me laugh. :) Thanks for putting a smile on my face!
from betseytacy :
I was wondering if you knew that diaryland lies to us! i recently bought a gold membership for 2 yrs. for $54 and then decided 2 days later that i didn't want it... and asked for my money back (which they promise you if it's within 30 days!) and THEY REFUSE TO EVEN ANSWER MY EMAILS!!! so i'm telling everyone.
from captainron :
Happy November right back at you :-)
from nakedbarista :
It bugs me to no end when people click banners but don't stop and say hi. So, Hello! I clicked your "In the South..." banner. Very good read! I hope you have/are having/have had a nice day!
from bindyree :
Happy new year. :-)
from hissandtell :
Samhain smooches and puppy-licks to you, darling. And a quick question: did you make real little men out of the gingerbread dough? x
from hissandtell :
I adore your life's tenets, of course. (Or might you call it "weltanschauung"?) I rather suspect I already subscribe to them too, but I shall just have to steal them (just in case) to be perfectly sure. Love, R xxx
from sparkspark :
Your beautiful essay made me so homesick for New England. I like the idea of letting go of the sadness and getting comfortable with the void. The void can be a very peaceful place, and anyway, a full cup has no room to accept more. Sometimes it's good to leave a little space.
from mehiel :
I tried explaining Reiki to Robert, but I'm not certain I did a very good job. Is there a good basic definition of what it is you do?
from smedindy :
Psst...it's not the Super Bowl. It's the World Series. Just think if it was the Cubs, and not the White Sox. Anywho...I wish your teeth well. And you too.
from smedindy :
What a saga! You probably could write a book about just that whole thing...Wow!
from hissandtell :
Yes, Judy as Sybilla Melvyn is hardly rough on the eyes, is she? Sybilla was a huge heroine of mine when I was a young sheila. Somehow, you've just gotta love a headstrong bush girl living out among the cows, determined to tear off her social straightjackets and bourgeois trappings... And, may I add, "verklempt" is a most underused word. Much love, R xxx
from candoor :
I don't come here enough (one drawback of browsing my linkers rather than my favorites list)... I think you are too sensible and down to Earth for my current escapist mindset (that's a compliment for you, in case it doesn't seem to be)... I hope you are enjoying your life :)
from arc-angel666 :
Greetings Ms Early: I would indeed love to hear of your Dream.....You can reach me at [email protected]
from ladybugge :
Thanks for the link and the introduction to Anais Mitchell. I'm enjoying some of her music right now.
from arc-angel666 :
Ms Early, you drive to Philly for a one night stand? Gosh I hope it was worth it. Just kidding :-) Hey now just hold on there! Its never to early for Halloween. I'm looking out of my second story deck and I see a Witch right now....opphs sorry that's my next door neighbor :-) Okay maybe September might be a bit early, but October 1st is perfectly okay...I love all Souls day, trick or treating and scaring the kiddies when the come to my door. I go all out decorating the outside and door way to my house. I have some of the Makeup and special effects guys I've worked with make me up nice and spooky that afternoon. I usually get a huge crowd at my house....Love It Love It Love It, I may have mentioned this before I just a big kid at Heart :-)
from captainron :
I have no doubts that you'll find the person you were meant to be with. It is easy for ordinary people to find a match, because there are so many ordinary people for them to match up with. Special people take longer because special people are more rare, but when they do find that one, as Emeril is want to say, BAM... You'll be fine.
from captainron :
Sounds like you had a good trip :-) It was LOTS better than mine. Happy Monday. Ron
from mehiel :
Do you think that's where Rowling got the root for hinkypinks? :P Or is that just "hanky panky"?
from sparkspark :
>Is there anything else as good, still, to be had? Most definitely.
from captainron :
There is no better feeling than making somebody else feel better. Thanks blue eyes...
from captainron :
What I do to feel better: Read the blog of the wonderful writer, music maker with the incredible blue eyes.
from mehiel :
Wow, your friends are interesting people. Damn. I want an agent!
from smedindy :
Just an FYI - I linked to you on my last entry (it's about my stupid daydreams of being in a band).
from mehiel :
Congratulations on all the painting progress! I wish I could paint our place...it's dying for a little color. The next apartment will have color! This I vow!
from smedindy :
Those are nice lyrics. Any plans to come to Indy or Lafayette, Indiana?
from candoor :
I am finally flush enough to buy your music, now I must be reminded how to get it... my laptop is inaccessible, so I have no past email... help :)
from arc-angel666 :
Hi Ms Early: Being I a prolific dreamer I found your entry about dreams very cool indeed. Did you find out what a Yerba Mate is? Could it be a Zebra that mates prematurely Thus the Y before the Z and the R jumped in front of the b? :-) One more question please. Is it true, that a chiclet is indeed the by product of a nutlet and titlet? When I read that the water I was drinking tried to escape through my nose. Very Funny stuff. So do you dream a lot?
from mehiel :
Hey there. :) Thank you for looking at the diary! It's okay if you leave the information up. The only reason I locked the diary was that a family member let it slip that he was reading it. I doubt he's reading the other diaries on my buddy list, though, or their notes. So, no worries! Don't hesitate to look around!
from smedindy :
Hey, just stumbled across yours and you are now a fave of mine! I've never dreamed of tea - but I have dreamed of beer and received bonus beer at a bar before, so I know how that goes!
from mehiel :
Hey. :) I just added you to my favorites. Then I realized that my diary is in fact locked, and that if you were curious, you could not read it. Here are your username and password: reader.
from my-solitaire :
I thought everyone had an interest in enlarging their penis? :o/
from sparkspark :
I love Loteria! But more than that, I love the name El Bingo Espanol, which I will now co-opt for my own use, although I'm not sure how often it will come up. In other news: Thank you for your very nice note.
from ladybugge :
I really love the mouse story, I wouldn't mind seeing the finished book. What I just saw is simply wonderful.
from finjamartens :
I interpret the dream like this:the kundalini-thing,whatever that is,is a way how you could move in the past. It was one way of moving,that you could use in the past. Now you have a new thing,too,and thatīs the bike. That means another option,you know,another way how you can move. Of course,what is moving? I say it means:getting to what you want to know. The bike means intellect for me. Well,these are just symbols I made up for myself. The Kundalini is something with your stomach. Well,what the sea itself stands for,I donīt know,emotions? Water is always emotions,I thought. It could mean:Before you could make other people do by influencing them physically,by,hm,rooting them? Correct? And now you can also ASK! That would be the bike. In my defintion the bike means "young intellect" or small intellect. A car would mean "grownup,advanced intellect". Also rollerblades,you know,they coujld also mean something like that. I think this subject is soo interesting!! But,like I said,I made these symbols just up for myself,I donīt even know if the symbol dictionaries agree here,so,I donīt know! But itīs great anyway that you had the bike right at your hand and then wouldnīt be in danger no more!! I really wonder what the lake symbolizes,though!! You got any idea?? It must be a setting,a surrounding,a situation,an environement where this takes place,where this applies,you know. Like,a context where the dream-theme always happenes to you. (Whatever the dream-theme exactly is). I really wonder what the lake meant. So there were animals in it? What was the danger anyway?
from scotvalkyrie :
The plastic tips on shoelaces are called aglets. The others, I really have no answers for you, and usually I have something to say to everybody. I have (mostly) failed.
from hissandtell :
When I was working, I used to have the recurring teeth-crumbling dreams all the time. Allegedly, they can represent carelessness and/or lack of attention to important details, or simple fears of losing one's physical beauty, or inability to deal with or fight off predators. I guess all those things could have applied equally to me at the time - don't know about your mother, though. Your future sounds bissful - but don't forget to floss, darling! Love, R xxx
from wildrosie :
Found you through arc-angel, and I knew right off I'd like you...The Arrogant Worms Rock! A musician friend of mine (also named Michael) from Vancouver B.C. introduced me to them. And having just been in the studio looking for the perfect take, I can relate...though mine was just for fun. I look forward to reading more! ~Rosie~
from arc-angel666 :
Good Morning Ms Early: I stand corrected, it is indeed MJM although my initials are MJB, Michael just Bitchen lol. You'll brush my long Hair and tell me I'm pretty? Then there shall be a fair exchange! I am known for my shoulders and neck massages on sets all over. Someday I shall chase to stress knots out of your neck and shoulders. I have glad to hear Steve has started his recontruction period. Its always spooky to go where its dark and the home of your fears. To face oneself (always your biggest Demon)is a montumental task, it takes a herculean effort. But once completed there a sense of Heroic accomblishment. In the future should problems arise you can get to the source easily. There are roadblocks, pain, anger and frustation, all place into position by the enemy fear. Its a tough road but rewarding, I wish your friend well. I feel in order to lead a joyous and productive life one must visit that place at least once.
from hissandtell :
Ann's words are so sobering I can hardly breathe right now. I shall source that book immediately; thank you for drawing it to our attention. And I love your new layout, darling. Love, R xxx
from arc-angel666 :
Oh Man! See how you women are? Its MJB not MJM, I have an emerald green eye and a brown one! I do agree with the vertical note thingy its a pain in the butt. Sorry once again about Steve, I didn't mean to butt in I shant ever again. Okay I'll put you on my fav's list but you have to sing to me brush my long hair and tell me I'm pretty lol. This isn't directed towards Steve just a comment on Love. Its a funny thing Love, I have Loved someone deeply but never considered sleeping with Her, I have slept with someone I never considered falling in Love with and then there were those I loved and slept with and it was always wonderful. Okey Dokey as far as deep goes that's all I got for today lol. :-)
from hissandtell :
The bloody Airedale ate your brownie? (Just catching up on your recent entries now, darling.) Hooly dooly, what a hideous experience with the road-crazies. The most scared I've ever been in my life was on a deserted highway at night, being alternately chased and blocked by two men in a clapped-out old car with no licence plate: It was "Race With the Devil" stuff - absolutely petrifying, no mobile phone coverage and praying for a friendly truck driver to appear and "Duel"-thump-nudge them into oblivion over a steep cliff or something. And sorry (is that an appropriate word?) to hear about Steve. Despite his wonderful qualities, neediness and desperation is terribly unattractive and not something anyone needs to juggle in a relationship (unless that's what you want, of course!) Meanwhile, take better care of those brownies, dear... Love, R xxx
from arc-angel666 :
Good Morning Ms B.E.: Your little road chase sounds a bit spooky, I wonder what they were up to? If I were you I'd consider myself lucky. One suggestion next time don't stop until your around people. Glad to hear your last gig went well, lets hope the money improves, I have a feeling about you and the band, your day is coming soon. Sorry to hear about your friend Steve. I have experienced a couple of those myself. Being I'm friendly and accessable to everyone I have ended up in a couple rather messy situations. One in particular was painful. She was a sweetheart and we had a great time together. She was brilliant,an incredible anbd talented actor and unfortunately troubled. I tried to do everything I could to hold us together but eventually her troubles manifested itself into jealousy. Rather than bore you with the details let me just say it had to end. It was sad, and unfortunately her problems continue and remain uncheck even today. Until she does something like in the form of getting help her life will continue down the same path. I don't know your friend Steves circumstances but he either has to grow up, stop demanding attention adhere to the ways of the real world and accept what you have to offer or leave. OR if his problems are real then he needs to get help..in doing so he has a chance to enjoy life free of inter Demons. Sorry for butting in. A lot of good folks such as yourself feel responsible, Honeybunny he needs to help himself first. Okay then, once again sorry for butting in. So how are you :-)
from sparkspark :
Thank you for your very sweet note. I really appreciate it.
from candoor :
once again I remind myself of how much I love the honesty and sensitivity I read in your words... if I had time to read any diary every day, yours would be one... maybe if I got a printer I could actually catch up with reading... once of these days... in any case, in spite of my inconsistent visits, I still sense a beautiful creative person in your words who I'd like to call friend more knowledgebly one day :)
from sparkspark :
I am so sad... none of the people who e-mailed me have answered my responses! I guess they don't really want my great, great sailboat. Who knew? They sounded so sincere!
from arc-angel666 :
Hello Ms Early: Another dreamer, very cool. Its funny but not long after I wrote to you concerning the Festival and the Frankenstein dinner hall guy I had a dream about you. This kind of thing happens to me a lot, its kinda like getting to know the spiritual you. In my dream, I seemed to appear on your sofa. You were playing the guitar and writing. It was funny you had your shoes off and you showed me a toe that you thought was a funny toe. You were writing a song dealing with the one that got away. You shared some sadness with me dealing with something that occurred in your early teens, you have come a long way. You drew a shape on the paper you were writing the song on and ask if I had seen this mark? I told you I had, it was a birthmark. There was more to the dream but I don't want to bore you, I have a tendency of putting people to sleep lol.
from bindyree :
Thank you kindly! I usually click on *your* eyes as well. Or something. Today was a momentous occasion. I took the steel strings off of my ratty lil ol Decca guitar and switched back to nylon. First time in over 20 years and my fingers are thanking me! The steel strings have been there for ages; when I removed them, my fingers smelled as if I had been handling old coins. Anyway, thanks for the note. When you guys heading out west?? :-)
from zencelt :
Hey there! I can't remember how I found you journal, but it must have been via Hiss or Archangel. Just letting you know I've enjoyed your entries so far!
from arc-angel666 :
Good Evening Ms Early: You know there's nothing like a giant Dic Head Encounter of the Ugly Kind to ruin a Festival. From the sound of it the town you and the Festival were in is rather rural. I have a theory! When you get to know me better you will come to the realization I have millions of theories :-) You will also, eventually notice I am easily distracted especially in the presences of bright shiney objects...so without further adu-do-do on to the theory. After the Monstrous mis-shapen Giant Dic-Head stormed off leaving you in less than a festive mood, you never saw him again..correct? Being this town is in rural Vermont, and in the midst of a festival, drinking, dancing and fun had by all, until the Baron Dic-head Von Frankenstein showed up, I believe the Villagers had had emough of His ugly rule and evil presence and did away with Him. Did you see any Villagers with Pitchforks and Torch in Hand? Had you previous to your visit heard of Grave Robbing or a brisk trade in Body parts taking place in or around the town? If so I suspect it was the Baron Von Dic. His act of unconscionable rudness towards you was his undoing! The Villagers learn of his vile indiscretions directed at such a lovely person (that being you) as they circulated throughout the dinner. They had had enough of the evil Von Dic, they saw he had begun to prey on not only Villagers but visitors and guest...something had to be done. Because of being down-trotten, and feeling somehow you were responsible for this evil creatures bad behavior (being wonderful, you just couldn't help but field the blame) you didn't notice the bright flashes of electric current thrashing through the night sky. The Villagers realized the evil Baron was once again conducting electrical treatments to increase the size of his already hideously large and disgustly Head and Face known as the Dic-Head. Enraged they stormed his castle and gave the huge Dic Head his due, He is currently chain in front of a full length mirror in the castle tower faced to see what a Dic head he truly is...okay okay its only a theory but it could happen. Sorry you had to deal with a Dic Head but fortunately it turned out well...well, except for the bonking part...is this Bonking an East Coast thing? Did you Bonk each other over the head and with what? Is bludgeoning one anothers significate other popular on the East Coast? :-)
from pansycline :
okokok. sorrysorrysorry. heehee.
from pansycline :
hmmm. this is putting a cramp in my belief that I'm not getting old. ok. "Things that Make you Go 'Hm'"? early 90s? good grief sometimes I don't know myself.
from pansycline :
by C+C, you mean C+C Music Factory, right?! hi, I was drawn in by the weird eyes banner with no words on it.
from arc-angel666 :
Good Morning Ms Bornearly: I happened on your banner and jumped for joy! I maybe wrong but in your banner it looks as though you have two different colored Eyes....ME TOO! I have a Lime/Emerald Green one and a Golden Brown one. Unfortunately because of my work I'm forced to wear contacts, wouldn't want people to think I'm a Space Alien(although I've play a number of them, I'm an actor) I see you read a couple of my friends and in turn they read you (Hissandtell, Poolagurl and the terrible Dangerspouse). If its okay with you I shall return often, oophs where are my manners? My name is Michael and I'm please to meet you :-)
from hissandtell :
I know it's been AGES since I've dropped you a line, darling, but that doesn't mean I love you any less! Turtles can symbolise Mother Earth, nurturing and longevity, and leopards can mean calm strength and fearlessness of the unknown. Both of them sound rather promising things to dream about given your current circumstances, don't you think? Love, R xxx
from pharie :
i figured i would write you and admit that i have been sitting and reading you from the begining... (i really hate when i see that someone read 50 entries and i never know who it was) i would love to continue reading on (and i will... just not tonight) but everytime i look away from the screen or get up to get a drinkof water all i can see is a navy blue hue covered by the white lines of letters... i'll be back.
from ikss :
FYI: Your Gold membership will not cover a second diary. I used to have two here, as well - one was Gold, the other not (the one which was not was lost in the midst of Andrew's hard drive issues a few months ago and although I keep begging him I can't seem to get it back). And good luck ever hearing from Andrew, Gold member or not. His lack of attention to inquiries from his paying customers (including me) is the reason I left diaryland.
from poolagirl :
Thanks for stopping by my diary! I was a musician on tour too - Upper Midwest and Canada for 13 years. Amazing fun and incredible stories. I really appreciate your diary!
from hissandtell :
I ADORE the interrupting cow joke. And I also love, Q. What did the farmer say to the cow on his roof? A. "Get down!" And have you seen the film "Frida"? Or heard the soundtrack? Love, R xxx
from to-my-heart :
You are a great writer. I think I'll come back. Cool banner too.
from hissandtell :
Ahhhh, this was SO DAMNED GOOD I'm going to come back later and read it realllllly slowly, over a glass of red wine and some snacky thingies. Go you, you complete doll. Love, R xxx
from candoor :
Happy Valentine's Day, dangit! (I'm determined :)
from hissandtell :
Yes, I saw the Umbilical Brothers (or "Umbies" as they're known) a few years ago at the Melbourne Comedy Festival - they were quite a trip, as I recall. Here's some trivia for you: apparently they used to call themselves "Schwartz and Eggar" when they started off. You know, this rather makes me suspect they're not real siblings at all. Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Missin' you, possum! Love, R xxx
from candoor :
still dreaming of more music through your words... happy new year :)
from hissandtell :
Oh, you. You'd let a missppelledd word, a (poss.) unnatural devotion to one's hog and a couple of (poss. feral) kids stand in the way of what your cathexis has decreed? He sounds like the kind of fellow who tried to pick me up when I was down visiting my mother recently - oh, dear; how the mighty have fallen. But what I really wanted to tell you was that my brother - a cop - once arrested a man who had a HUGE tattoo saying "MOTORCYLCES" across his back. Apparently the fellow had thought the spelling was a bit dodgy while the tattooist was doing it, but the ink-artiste persuaded him it was correct. Love, R xxx
from omnipre5ence :
bills ruin everything..sigh. price to life.
from hissandtell :
Mmmm. Teapots.
from candoor :
a hug from out of the blue just for you just because I remember enjoying reading you and smile when I do... hope to hear your music one of these days... and hope your finding smiles along your way :)
from livesand :
Hi, I think the message you teased out in the dustjacket of The DaVinci Code is a secret society tease for those who don't know any better. It's like the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail, which is a series of misleading clues and stories for would-be seekers but in reality is a disinformation project for a neo-Nazi wing of the French Catholic Church (a typical long story...). It's all a great story but only that, in an age where everyone is sure that some cosmic conspiracy has directed world history. And good luck with the current cold going around, I hope you don't lose your voice.
from stupxd-gxrl :
I think it looks like Madonna.
from kellipotamus :
I kinda thought it looked like Claudette Colbert. Either way, it wasn't the blessed Mary. Thanks fot the read, K^P
from gumphood :
Clicked on your banner. Happy thanksgiving
from hissandtell :
You're right - the Leavened Lady of Lourdes Lunch DOES look awfully like Lillian Gish. I actually had thought she looked rather like Eve in Klimt's "Adam and Eva" painting - or the waif on the poster for Les Miserables. When I suggested this to my DL pal josquin the other day, he replied, quite rightly, "Eve has lovely rosy cheeks, whereas Toast Mary looks very pale. I can tell you, if I got the post dinner munchies, no piece of cheese on toast would be safe, even if it featured Alicia Witt!" I'm fascinated that the lucky buyer will use the "sacred snack" (the miraculous morsel, the virginal victual, the blessed brunch, the pious picnic, the reverend refreshment, the chaste chow - nope, sorry, can't think of any others) to raise money for charity - I suspect it's a bit of a variation on the old "Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; teach him how to fish, and you'll feed him for a lifetime" chestnut - but I'm damned if I can work out exactly how... Love, R xxx
from bindyree :
There's a thingumy in everybody's user profile that lists their total number of entries. Nothing particularly pyrotechnical like counting them all; if I manage to dribble a little sunshine every day like usual, then I'll be at number 600 myself on this coming friday, Nov 12th. :-) Digits Juxtaposed!
from bindyree :
I just wanted to say that I noticed that the next post you make will be your two hundredth. Good for you! I adore your writing, and I am glad you are a part of my day. :)
from ikss :
wowee. Very powerful words.
from hissandtell :
Your poem is so powerful I can barely comment. When I'd finished reading, Ted Hughes's "The Offers" sprang to my mind - (http://www.thisisyesterday.com/ints/theoffers.html) - his three dreams, which ends: "This is the last. This one. This time Don't fail me." Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Well, it wasn't my election, of course, so I suppose I ought not comment. Nevertheless, I couldn't agree more. Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Beautiful entry - the photographs are breathtaking. Your story about distributing pieces of your mother's pony-tail "tinsel-like" throughout the forest is enchanting. I love the idea of casting it to the four winds to see what good the universe can make of it. Love, R xxx
from blueeyedmoo :
I loved this entry.. the pics were great. I especially like the one of your sister looking out over the water.. I'm a sucker for nature pics!
from hissandtell :
Ohhh, your life, your life ... Chocolate taste-off - wigs, props, costume jewellery, tutus, fuzzy animal slippers, percussion instruments - fishpant envy - not-too-strenuous gorilla glasses (Jackson Browne: "And then we'll put our dark glasses on / and we'll make love until our strength is gone" - ah, too strenuous?) - lavender and cypress baths - Brecht and Weill - um, Pilsinki??? I wanna learn to speak Pilsinki before I die! Glad you're home, darling. Smooch. Love, R xxx
from candoor :
ok, I've got catching up to do (this weekend?... there's always hope)... in so many ways too much on my plate (life, nothing Earth shattering, except to my little corner of Earth, being the drama queen I can be, laughing at myself all the way, mostly... and now I have the seventh book in King's Tower saga to dive into... I petition the universe for more time)... I saw the eyes and knew it was you... that felt strangely very good... thank you for reminding me :)
from captainron :
Damn, now I'm hungry. Thanks a lot :-)
from maliger :
Added you, will add description too soon. If it's any consolation, I think God (or for those who are less spiritual, Fate), sets up these circumstances that are difficult in order to give us variety to be able to tolerate the boredom of life, and secondly to test us to see if we learn from the circumstances how to deal with them and overcome, with positive strength and renewed vigor. But maybe it's just bad luck, only trouble with blaming it on luck is there's really no-one at fault and it just leads one to feeling more depressed than before. Hope that helps. I love bass. :p I wish I could play guitar well, I'm better at keyboard though and better yet at coming up with a melody and better than that with coming up with good lyrics. I've written poetry since 1995 and before that tried to write song lyrics, especially rock to model after songs by The Cure and The Police and maybe even Madonna. I've recently gone both ways, lyric and poetry, and music.
from beansie22 :
you have gorgeous eyes!!! my sn is CHEERleenie22 if you ever want to talk!
from maliger :
Hi, saw your banner. Read a littl of your entry. Thought it was cool. May add you, once I know enough to describe you.
from blueeyedmoo :
Hey! Good luck in your new/old appartment. You sound really happy and settled already. Some pics once you have fixed the place up would be cool! :)
from a-victoria :
I'm proud of you. Three cheers for moving on!
from ikss :
GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!! I know you don't know me, but I've been reading your diary regularly. This stranger is very proud of you today!!! Good luck with the move, too. :)
from hissandtell :
Still wheezing from today's entry, darling. The crazy-lady whipping you up a fabulous gourmet breakfast really tickled me, as did playing god to your Noah's Ark biscuits. (But I feel sorry for the ones that were chosen last: "And those whose names were never called / when choosing sides for basketball", and all that.) And speaking of nudity as we were, I watched "Woodstock" again the other night and thought of you - especially during the CS&N bit. (And, incidentally, I was dead impressed with how many close-ups there were of David Crosby's [former] septum. No, seriously; how spooky is that?) And Damian the irritable taid-up testes child reminds me of Fran Liebowitz's immortal line: "Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying." Sleep well. Much love, R xxx
from bellepoque :
loved the banner
from candoor :
so it took a banner to get me back here... I avoid so well (I should be laughing)... you are worth so much more than the attention I give you... so I send you love.
from girlvsworld :
Hi, I love your perspective! i just read a couple entries and you are so...full of wisdom!
from bindyree :
Oh, I *thought* those were your eyeballs! Great banner! xoxoxoxox
from hissandtell :
Well, I only hope that Will is as frightened by your little pantomime ("Oh, no he isn't!") as I was - especially the tiger-clawing. Nevertheless, I am bereft there was not even one little penis-road-sign photograph in today's entry. I think there is a rather fabulous coffee-table book in that somewhere: "Stylised Penises and Other Road-Sign Attractions". Love, R xxx
from olive4ever :
Just finished your latest entry. I completely resonate with your final paragraph; I didn't have a voice for a very, very long time either, and deeply believe we need absolutely to KNOW how and why our personal voice sounds, in every facet of our lives. Sometimes we have to play catch-up, and measure ourselves against who we were then and what we can say about it now, and the words and music wash us a little bit cleaner each time. Love to you...
from olive4ever :
For the show, I wear body glitter and coruscate madly in the lights. One of the women paints it liberally on my face, neck down to my cleavage, and arms (and probably would douse me more, were it uncovered). So I'm inspired, as there's so much of it EVERYWHERE these days (I've become the shiny version of the Peanuts character, Pigpen), to write a song, the Leftover Glitter Blues. Amusing so far...
from olive4ever :
A friend just sent me a quote about dancing and, as I'm catching up on all you've written that I've missed (and I have missed you), it's apropos to include here: "Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music." ~George Carlin | I once had hair so long I could sit on it. Cut it all off to shoulder length, then even shorter (it was buzz-cut on my neck) ... and began to have dreams, vivid, Technicolor dreams, in which I had veritable ROOMS FULL of hair, all connected to my head. I grew it back out, and the dreams stopped. Guess I'm s'posed to have long, long hair; perhaps you, too. | I'm going to reread your penultimate entry and comment separately. Are you feeling better, dear?
from hissandtell :
And I wanted to tell you that I woke up with a fine subcutaneous nuptial zit on my chin the morning I got married. It was the size of Tasmania and no doubt filled with all the treasure of the Sierra Madre. It took a veritable shipload of Mr Factor's ivory-beige pancake to hide that one, I can tell you.
from hissandtell :
Now you're just plain frightening me, you feisty little pugilist, you.
from candoor :
and I do it to myself, find interest in interesting people and then drift away into somewhere else... maybe I am really a butterfly (but I have memory).
from hissandtell :
Awww, well, okay; but that was only because I was so distracted singing "Moonlight in Vermont" to myself the whole time I was reading your previous entry. You're a hard woman, missy.
from hissandtell :
Um, why was the box spring leaning up against the wall? Did you have to sleep like astronauts, all tied up sideways so you didn't float away (like Major Tom, or Rocket Man)?
from banefulvenus :
ello, ello.... I did click on your banner! Beautiful! Very Beautiful!!! :) Much love!!
from echoed- :
$1.58 is the low for San Antonio, Texas. Wooo.
from emeraldblaze :
I just wanted to say hello
from hissandtell :
Okay, darling, I am catching up on your entries as I seem to have missed a couple while I was away. And yes, strangely, since I've been back (for three days, that is) I've found it a little hard to write. I'm hoping to have some kind of epiphanous (I think I just made that word up) inspiration, or revelation, or somethingation soon to make me wrest the computer away from J and start tapping. But honestly, isn't everyone sick to death of hearing about my interminable bonking habits? Much love, R xxx
from ohleenielove :
i've been a loyal reader for months now and have felt comfortable just witnessing and reading...it sounds like you are ready for a bit of a diaryland break. i just wanted to let you know that if/when you decide to come back, i'll be reading. your diary has been a bit quiet wisdom in my life. thanks and best wishes.
from bindyree :
Thank you for your grace and good wishes. Happy first day of summer. :-)
from justmouse :
thanks for leaving me a note:) what a pretty verse. i have been lost for a very long time...it will take me a while longer to find myself, but at least now i know it's not impossible. :)
from olive4ever :
Just caught up with the past several days' worth of your entries (I've been working too hard, and then in rehearsal, so have been a stranger to my home computer; to my home, too). I'm finding myself wishing we lived closer, and that we were friends. I feel a connection with you that I can't quite express; I like it very much. Thanks for the windows into your life.
from hissandtell :
Okay, for some reason I'm thinking Peter Sarstedt for your song today: either "Frozen Orange Juice" or "Where Do You Go To My Lovely?" - maybe because of your apricot and bananas Romanoff reference (oh, who knows why? I expect it's because you sip your Napoleon brandy and you never get your lips wet, no you don't). Failing that, "You're So Vain". Well, your scarf it was apricot, anyway. Or "Was It Too Beautiful to Last?" (from "Nicholas & Alexandra"...Or even "Sous American Way" - I do love Carmen. And her bananas. So sorry we've been right around the world in song already, BE - and I've only just woken up. Love, R xxx
from hope-street :
listen to some trembling blue stars sometime, they're awesome.. british..
from hissandtell :
Your story about the "I've Got A Secret" game - especially the hidden blueberry - was just beautiful. And your new apartment sounds perfect. But most of all - AL STEWART! "Time Passages" is one of my washing-up songs (along with Dory Previn's "Mythical Kings and Iguanas" and "Angels and Devils the Following Day") and "Bedsitter Images" and "Swiss Cottage Manoeuvres" and, of course, my very favourite "Love Chronicles". That is all. Love, R xxx
from olive4ever :
Perhaps because I learned to knit when a small, small child (about 6, and they trusted me with Sharp Things, ooh), I have had a knitting accident that doesn't involve the eyes too. Stepped on one of the needles, it stuck in my heel. Yeeoowwww. Haven't the foggiest how I managed it. Such talent!
from hissandtell :
Okay, here are a couple to get you started: vertical bacon sandwich, panty hamster, skin chimney, wizard's sleeve. Now don't say I never do anything for you! Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
I love your photograph, by the way. I don't necessarily understand it, though...it's not referencing crumbled pillars, is it?
from hissandtell :
Well, darling, I have to say how disappointed I am that you have not left me a note about my most recent entry. That is all. (Except to say that I crave your attention, not unlike Lisa Simpson: "Grade me...look at me...evaluate and rank me! Oh, I'm good, good, good, and oh so smart! Grade me!") Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
So, did you tell the audience, "Man, we're scared shitless"? Love, R xxx
from candoor :
shhh, I am trying to get back in the habit of reading and communating without my noticing :)
from hissandtell :
So 78 ginger cakes should keep you going for, what, two or three weeks? Have fun gorging! I also have a website for you to check out: http://www.urhome.umd.edu/newsdesk/pdf/cicada%20recipes.PDF - I really do think you'd be a Southern Cicada Tartlets or Chocolate-Chip Trillers gal, you know. Love, R xxx
from candoor :
Ironically and thankfully, any guilt I might have found today as I make time to catch up on reading was aleviated as you made me laugh at my own ME-ME-ME ways, reminding me that yes, that is exactly what the diary is for... so I offer you my warmest of hugs and hopes that you find reasons to smile, for you deserve love and happiness as your heart and creative beauty shines through all of your words :)
from sunnflower :
Hi and thanks for the note. In light of the movie theme discussion, I would like to recommend Haiku Tunnel to you as well. If you liked Being John Malkovich you'd probably enjoy this film.
from sunnflower :
Came in through your banner and just wanted to say that I enjoyed reading your latest entry. I also love Monsters Inc, Amelie, Being John Malkovich, and Bridget Jones.
from hissandtell :
Right, I had a thought just before. It's about cicadas, as I understand it's Cicada Day Afternoon in your neck o' the woods. You see, when I taught little tiny kids, we used to collect up cicada shells and use them in collages, and spray paint them silver and hang them on string to make perfectly lovely (though less than durable) mobiles. And I thought - picture it - cicadas spray painted silver and hot-glued onto a metal hairband. Instant tiara! And when you whack Will with it and it breaks, you can just make another! And another! Oh, and scatter a few fetchingly onto your Birkies for that glamour-touch, too. No, don't thank me - just give it a go and let me know how much your audience LOVES it at your next gig, okay?...Love, R xxx
from a-victoria :
Your new place sounds divine!
from opusshrugged :
i'm not much of a note leaver, but i wanted to say that the poem you wrote to your sister is gorgeous
from olive4ever :
For what it's worth, I changed the screen resolution of the artwork, so now it's much more accessible. Thanks for pointing it out, I was more mindful today when I posted pix.
from hissandtell :
Forget you? As if!
from hissandtell :
Really? Calvin was in the roof? Or the moustache? Lucky he wasn't in the dryer is all I can say. Oh, except that the thought of learning dog games, not unlike reindeer games, has its own appeal...
from olive4ever :
Hmmm, yeah. Sorry about the size, I needed to change the resolution to fit screen sizes. Guess I could adjust it, even belatedly. The original art is only 4"x6.5", so I forgot it'd be huge on the Internet.
from olive4ever :
Thanks for your note. I NEEDED those spoonerisms today!
from heyjude85 :
that's pretty horrible... I'm sorry to say that it sounded as though you were living above my house 12 years ago. And the 7 year old was too in shock to leave. As you can imagine, no matter how many times it happens, it's still shocking.
from hissandtell :
Oh god. How divine.
from candoor :
Zen thought for today: I would have more time to miss you if I would spend less time missing me. (obviously I my zen-rust is showing... your life and creativity still yanks me out of my hibernation, with many many thanks and much more appreciation than I show... note to self: time to catch up again, I hope) :)
from tvmppayfoggp :
While flipping through diaries search for narratives, I came across your diary that seems to emphasize it's genre of a biography of a young (bass) musician. It's good how mishaps can be turned into narrations and stories.
from hissandtell :
Why, that would be Vanity Fare, darling! (And my goodness this was a brilliant entry!) Actually, I use the word "perineal" every chance I get. It's not often, I admit, but it's good to know it's there when I need it. (Oh, you may enjoy the Australian slang word "tainter", too...you can look it up at http://www.odps.org/glossword/index.php?a=list&d=4&w=T) Love, R xxx
from olive4ever :
But[t] (for the sake of the pun) of course! Check out/search for "Le Petomane"; I've read an entire book about him, he was quite a character and quite the showman, if you consider what skills he was selling (and successfully, I might add).
from hissandtell :
Go the manly you, and your butch bike pump!
from blueeyedmoo :
Great entry... was a really interesting read. Glad to hear everything is going well for you. Take care! xx
from hissandtell :
Well, I am, of course, delighted to learn that your hoped-for move to a new residence sounds full of promise. But more than that, and even more than your dear Will's wonderful news, I'm thrilled to hear about your new butch-looking bike pump and your imminent opportunities for gauge-checking in your tank top. You really are a girl after my own heart, darling! I'm wheezing with laughter here! Love, R xxx
from nora555 :
Good diary, its hard to find interesting people hear so when i do i like to leave them a little note. Not that I'm all that interesting.
from olive4ever :
Nice Malaprop reference. (A chewy, satisfying entry all 'round, actually.) A girlfriend used to say "Six of one, and seven of another," and was mystified when I giggled. I really didn't want to set her straight, as I thought her version was positively collectible, but she insisted.
from blueeyedmoo :
Thx for the msg in my notes. I really appreciated it. Your entry today was great... for some reason made me feel comforted and felt really homely. I wish I lived in an appartment where a random neighbour would drop by.. but not with a bass playing person below me. Take care and hope you had a good weekend. :)
from hissandtell :
Oh, darling, you make me laugh. xxx
from hissandtell :
Um, okay. It's a metaphor, isn't it? Just checking...but still trying to fathom the "crumbled pillars" reference. And honey, we all need a little plaster sometimes. Love, R xxx
from ladybug-red :
I ran across your banner and came to visit. I found myself wandering through your old entries to get to know you better. I love your writing style - you can count me as a new fan. -S
from heyjude85 :
LOL! You kids are crazy. Have a good weekend :).
from hissandtell :
Love today's photographs, missy. Tutu amusing. When I was teaching little kids music, I used to pride myself on the fact that they called it a guiro, not a "fish" as was their natural inclination. Now I wish we'd just called it a raspy thing and been done with it.
from starzero :
fantasy is usually better left as fantasy, as an imaginary condition not brought into the real world. people also usually fail to understand this until they've attempted (and failed) to grasp that fantasy and pull it into reality. most dreamers should stay dreamers.
from hissandtell :
Well! And you call my entries randy! Oh, I know I shouldn't laugh, but all this unexpected, unsolicited, untrammelled desire is just too amusing. In someone else's life, of course. But that's what you get for being a goddess - people wanting to passionately worship you, on the living room rug, all the time. Sigh. Don't yell too loudly.
from candoor :
I love reading you, your words feel real, I relate to the loneliness and simple pleasures and priorities you set, your written personality is so vulnerable, so genuine, beautiful, you make me wish I was there :)
from hissandtell :
I'm so pleased to be catching up with your doings and dashings, darling. The news about Will is wonderful. Please don't pull out your nose hairs, though. I pulled out nearly all my upper eyelashes in a stress-induced compulsion just before I got married; I was so worried about whether I really wanted someone in my bed-space for the rest of my life. Thank goodness they grew back, is all I can say. You'd miss your nostril hairs, trust me. Look after your nasal septum. Love, R xxx
from candoor :
sometimes the routine can be so routine, I forget how to get out of it... luckily, there's you to remind me :)
from bindyree :
Thank you for your note! -- Oh dear. Don't worry. Actually I'm having entirely too much fun at their expense. After seeing her email to me, I can see where that wretched child is so close to a breakdown it really isn't funny. But you know, in the long run, if she's intending to use her review site as an example of her leadership skills or her ability to organize a group of people and achieve a positive goal, then she's got a LONG way to go, and she might not learn except by trial and error. I'm the trial part. :-P None of it bothers me to any extent, really, not REALLY... but still. Bless their pointy little fourteen year old heads. They mean well. And oh by the way, I actually have a sound effect to demonstrate how monkeys fly out one's butt. Maybe one of these days you'll get to hear me do it.
from ikss :
Howdy. I clicked on your banner to get here and like what I've read. You have a unique way of expressing yourself. :) Take care.
from hissandtell :
Oh, you lovely old silvertongue, you. I take back everything I said about your unfortunate encounter with Pete...and believe it or not, I am listening to Nick as we speak and "Black Eyed Dog" just finished! Spooky...
from hissandtell :
Oh, this was the ultimate reading experience for me yet again - your black-eyed dog (not howling) at the (red) door, in the white snow, the phoenix jasmine soaring under your green-thumb love and positive energy, the cross-dressing band member, the dream house, the wistful photograph. I love your writing so very much.
from olive4ever :
‘Sfunny, I was just thinking about Jabberwocky yesterday, and that was exactly the line that kept repeating in my head. The editor hat asserted itself and demanded I look up the word. The result was interesting: http://www.quinion.com/words/weirdwords/ww-mim1.htm<br><br>You've also reminded me about my plans to manifest the house I want (I believe we can) -- I found my rental house by making a detailed list of attributes, price, neighborhoods, even house numbers, and it worked in about 2 weeks. Build it in your mind first...
from bindyree :
You already know the melody to this, so here's the words: "My Tardis is lost in the cosmos / Adrift in a strange galaxy / My Tardis is lost in the cosmos / Oh bring back my Tardis to me. Chorus: Bring back / Bring back / Oh bring back my Tardis to me, to me.... et al. :-)
from hissandtell :
Hey, I actually own a Dave Mallett cassette that was a gift from a friend! And I'm still laughing over your lame exchange with Pete, you flirtatious old silvertongue. And I prefer to remember Tom Baker (and his foppish curls) as Rasputin in "Nicholas and Alexandra".
from candoor :
ok, I give (well, soon)... for now I close my eyes and I am there, vicariously laughing and enjoying the experience... thank goodness for my imagination and the gift of your words :)
from hissandtell :
I'll email you the bit about Donovan; it's quite long. In the meantime, whet your appetite with this: "Dylan was so cryptic that everything seemed to take on at least one other meaning. When he asked for something with which to stir his coffee people did a fast double take. Did he mean spoon?" Don't you just love Marianne, by the way? I think she's the ultimate rock goddess and that you should give up meals at the sofa and read her book instead. Or whatever.
from hissandtell :
Okay, I am chastened about the pointy things. Now, regarding Donovan - have you ever read Marianne Faithfull's autobiography? The bit about worshipping at Dylan's feet in London in the early 60s listening to Donovan singing "Mr Tambourine Man"? Let me know if you need to know more. Or just read the book, if you haven't already. Or re-read it if you have, as I shall today now that I've thought of it. The story always cracks me up. And yes, the BG vibrato was absolutely bloody appalling. I can't imagine why no one told them to back off and learn to sing. And get rid of those stupid fake accents with the dropped haitches.
from hissandtell :
Today's song is "Massachusetts" - you know, the Bee Gees, but before they went really stupid and falsetto - since that's all I've been singing to myself since I read your entry!
from hissandtell :
Oh, thank you so much for that link to your friends' amazing home. I want that house so badly! Their inspirations - Lloyd Wright and Gaudi, the whole fairytale/storybook oevre which I'm a huge fan of and have several architecture books about, the influences on them - make me think what incredibly fascinating people they must be. Glad you liked the round things! It was hard to narrow down the pile of photographs to just a handful. No pointy things just yet - I fear it would all be too, too phallic for people to handle, you naughty girl, but maybe something else special will pop up soon, as it were...
from hissandtell :
Yes, I know it was her husband you were dreaming about! I imagine he's rather closer to your age than the father, and thus a leetle more "appropriate" as an erotic inspiration. But I was pretty damned freaked out when I dreamed about my (male) friend's 65-year-old father that time! It was so real and disturbing that I actually wondered for more than a moment when I woke up if he'd drugged me and had his wicked way with me. Bizarre. So I was just suggesting that, being as we've both experienced these dreams about highly inappropriate people in somewhat similar circumstances, I'd probably have had the misfortune to be set off by an old but fascinating man telling gypsy stories...
from hissandtell :
God, I enjoyed this entry so much. The whimsical house sounds incredible. As much as I love your written description, I want to see it! Flowers, pillows AND Neruda? You spoilt thing, you. I loved the gypsy stories. (I stayed with a friend's parents once and had intensely erotic dreams about his father that night. I think your friend's father's stories would have set me off there, too.) And pretending to be a twin when you were ten? I love it. All just too wonderful.
from candoor :
Closing my eyes, I'm on the road to Texas feeling very musical and thanking you for the vicarious journey. Opening my eyes, I am looking for chocolate. There can never be too much chocolate.
from bindyree :
It's always such a pleasure to read your updates. I'm going to miss you and yours. :)
from hissandtell :
Geez Louise, that creepy Sydney goldfish experience is the funniest thing I've ever seen. I'm still weeping with laughter, after which I'm going to the corner to curl up and cry myself into the deep, disturbed, wallowing-in-self-pity sleep that only feelings of total all-sniffling inadequacy can bring. I am so not worthy.
from candoor :
I obviously have catching up to do here, but I was distracted all day with life and trying to get myself in a respond to email mindset (which isn't easy, but often worth it)... hugs to you.
from hissandtell :
articles personal pronouns overrated. sorry hear lonely bitchy angry. capitalisation gone. conjunctions gone. verbs next. full stops
from blueeyedmoo :
CRUFTS is this international, world famous dog show that is held in Birmingham in the UK! It's run by the UK Kennel Club.
from blueeyedmoo :
Oh that was a classic entry. Totally know what you mean about too hot, too cold bed scenario.
from hissandtell :
Oh, I'm sitting here with a huge smile on my face after reading about your buttoned-up English clerk. What a perfect story it is, on every level. Sublime. I love your morose fridge poetry. And I love "Here, There and Everywhere" so very much, and shall be singing it now for the rest of the day. (Tomorrow I shall segue into "For No One" - my other absolute favourite from that album.)
from candoor :
ah, life's little ironies... after sleeping on the bed/boxframe that my former roommate's former roommate left behind for two years, what do we find when we pick it up to move it but a dictionary... even sleeping on top of a dictionary did not subliminally alter my typomania (or what intelligent people might call my careless spelling habits... actually, I think I am a typophiliac... I usually love the ones I don't plan much more than the ones I do)... see, this is what happens when to a singer who stops singing, literary madness...
from candoor :
My personality fluxuates more and more with the passing years, certainly lost in the details (or obscurity) with the Slartibartfast of the universe, but often deeper into Arthur Dent's ambivalence (or is that the robot's depression?), sometimes more egocentric than Bettlebrox, and definitely feeling stuck here on this planet by some transport error like Ford Prefect... but as usual, when exploring a work like the Guide (or the worlds of Heinlein, Roddenberry, Asimov, or whomever), I relate to the alien perspectives, the irreverent relativity of everything, and find myself at home in the uniquely repetitive ordinary absurdity most of all.
from hissandtell :
Um, tchotchkes? I do have lots more than that to say after reading your last wonderful entry, by the way, but my comments would all seem so mundane in comparison with your exhausting west coast adventures.
from candoor :
you so intrigue me (and it's not just your musical allure), so here's a note to thank you for yours and remind me that your diary has been open on my laptop for a few days waiting for me to make time to read more and have more to say... yeah, and email too... suddenly I feel like Bob, but that's another story... I like yours.
from olive4ever :
Based on a reference and recommendation from hissandtell, I read pages and pages of your diary and, because I live in San Diego, circuitously found out about your showcase appearance(s). I came to a rapid and pleased halt at some of your profile notes, as well as a note you left hissandtell about TB faves... There are some interesting congruities, and I'll be back frequently.
from hissandtell :
Superb entry. It must be difficult enough to put your heart and soul out there through your lyrics in the first place, without then having to explain the ponderous whys and wherefores to fans who are (quite naturally) intrigued by them.
from hissandtell :
Oh, thank you for posting those photographs. Jimmy's just as cute as ever! (And Dick doesn't look as if he's changed a bit since he lorded it over Abby and all those kids in that big white house.) I think you should go on a quest to track down all the old TB heartthrobs - do a sort of a "Where Are They Now?" on Peter Noone, Paul Cowsill, Rick Springfield, Michael Ontkean, Leif Garrett, A Martinez, Tony DeFranco, Randy Mantooth, Bo Donaldson, the Hudson Brothers, that guy from "Alias Smith and Jones" - no, no, don't stop me, I'm on a roll...
from mylovedies :
<3 i like u.re diary
from prfctstrangr :
Oh one more thing, if you need to email them to me its; [email protected] thanks again
from prfctstrangr :
Actually yes, i would appreciate that a lot. Thanks.
from candoor :
that note from candora, by the way, was from me... I am not a schizophrenic, I just play one on the internet :)
from prfctstrangr :
Im having a problem with my email too, its weird. Just thought i'd let you know you wern't alone.
from candora :
This is a test. (beep) This is a test of the Emergency Valentine's Day System. (EVS) This test is to see if leaving notes around DLand will make this a wonderful day in spite of not particularly being with anyone romantically at the moment. (ummm) May the results be that all this love in my heart found some productive use. (smile) And maybe a giggle or few (PS... this is not random, not that I'm not going to send random notes later, but first, this is not random... there, does that make it better?... amusing myself with self-mockery since forever :)
from hissandtell :
Oh, and as far as I can make out, I'm actually the centre of the universe, by the way. But you can be the comet's tail if you like...
from hissandtell :
Yep, all my banners have vamoosed, too. Maybe it's our Valentine present from DiaryLand. And I did get your email; thanks so very much. I've checked out your site, listened to some songs and I will be back to visit again soon. Faaabulous!
from candoor :
your email isn't listed... mine is and I'd love the link :)
from candoor :
bless you for being on time with your words... now I really want to hear your music :)
from hissandtell :
Well, how exciting! Dinner with Tom Bradford. Wow. Did you take lots of photos to post on your diary? And could you please let me know your band's website address, by the way? (Hey, I remember when Jimmy and Vincent VP used to be in just about every edition of "16" and "Tiger Beat" magazine, with people like Erik Estrada and Shaun Cassidy, back when I was a youngun. Is Jimmy still teen heart-throb material?)
from heyjude85 :
Disrespectful young people... welcome to my generation love.
from starzero :
actually, i think of 'bidness' as being more of an urban pronunciation, rather than a 'midwestern' pronunciation. at least, that's where i've heard it. just like "tore" for tour comes from pennsylvania. of course, the great debate is always the soft drink/soda/pop/coke (as a generic term) question. i say coke, but then say one of the others to clarify if people might be confused. the other night i had to clarify i meant a liquid and not a white powder, which was awkward as the only white powder i enjoy is sugar.
from starzero :
"messeege"? i guess growing up in big city indianapolis saved me from all the midwest-twang stuff, because i pronounce the "l" in "folk", "tour" rhymes with "you're" (not "tore"), and there's no "r" in "washing", no "i" in "creek", and no "a" in "wrestling". we also have "envelopes" instead of "onvelopes" and "insureance" instead of "innsurance". we speak like normal people; the rest of y'all get it wrong.
from hissandtell :
"Flamingo dancing" is too cute. Do flamingos really dance, by the way? Down here we have dancing brolgas (http://www.abc.net.au/science/scribblygum/June2001/default.htm) who kick up their heels like Lola the Showgirl at the Copacabana. Maybe that's the confusion.
from hissandtell :
Oh, and I need to share this. I was re-reading Mia Farrow's autobiography "What Falls Away" today and found this part I'd obviously forgotten about her friendship with the great Salvador: "In a single, unfurnished room of the [St. Regis] hotel, Dali kept a large, beautiful, silver helium balloon that he visited at various times during the day, noting and delighting in its autonomous, barely perceptible movements. 'I am penetrating more and more into the compressed magic of the universe,' Dali said."
from hissandtell :
I guess that whole inversion-shape thing is also why clothing in the eighties was so regrettable: big top-heavy triangular forms, tapering down to teensy little points at the bottom. But then that doesn't account for fifties futuristic design - everything big and organic and amoebic on top, and balanced on the narrowest of space-age legs. Or the noughties - that tragic lollipop look in women - huge round heads, tiny bodies. Hmmm. I wish I were in charge of signs, by the way. There'd be some BIG changes out there.
from talpidae :
I started reading recently and have liked what I've seen so far. If you like Wong Foo you'd probably really like the movie that inspired it: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
from blueeyedmoo :
Hey it's me... Nosher. Thx for the note... you can find me at this new diary now! :) Hope u r ok.
from hissandtell :
Nick Drake....oh, poor dear lost Nick. I'm so pleased to learn that you love him too.
from bindyree :
I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for the mention. I got several hits, yesterday and today, and am honored that you mentioned me and am further honored that I'm on your buddy list. And if you think Florida water tastes bad, wait till you taste Alabama water. And I guess if you're from Alabama, I'm in deep kim chee. :) Anyway, thanks again.
from starzero :
this is why i use netscape. monopolies don't have to work as hard as the people they're crushing. their customer service can suck and it doesn't matter because you can't go anywhere else. there is nothing you can do.
from hissandtell :
You were masturbating to the dulcet tones of some man whose name you didn't even catch, and now you want to date Curtis? You are a shameless brazen hussy! I'm glad my husband's not a technical helpline operator, is all I can say. The things these poor boys have to put up with. (Although some of those foot soldiers from Mumbai do sound awfully cute...)
from beagle47 :
"ramble on": hello. banner creep here. anyway...i enjoyed what i've read so far. interestingly, when i was young i thought it would be so great to do what you do. then, as i grew older (not yet old, but working on it) and traveled and stayed in a few hotels and got my 15 minutes of fame, i realized something: living is not dreaming. and, i really don't feel badly about the thought that being a musician isn't as good as dreaming about being a musician (shit, practice is so much hard work!!!!) because if it wasn't that way, i wouldn't be enjoying your journal so much. okay, there it is then, "ramble off". peace. (and i really mean that).
from justmouse :
oh! the manatees were WONDERFUL! thank you for sharing :D ! i know how you feel, about it not being enough. you want to wrap your arms around them, and play, and "roll around with them". i'm like that will all animals, but to be with something so large and beautiful and gentle...wow! (also, i'm glad i've never had to squirm my way into a wetsuit!!)
from justmouse :
manatees?! oh man! you are so lucky! i have loved manatees since i was about 9 years old! can you take lots of piccies? puh-LEASE?! be sure to tell us all about it. have FUN!!
from alwayscrazed :
hey,i saw ur in floral city and gonna be w/ manatees.cooly.i hope you have a fun time.i no i would.i wonder where that city is.im in orlando.hmmm.lol well,l8ers
from bornearly :
To Lifequest: I'm leaving this here for you 'cause your "notes" feature isn't turned on. If you go to my diary and email me (as opposed to leaving a note here), I'll email you back re the band. Ok? I'll check your diary out when I get home! I'm on a slow dialup paying 800# charges right now. Thanks for writing.
from lifequest :
Hey, I like your journal. You write very well, and you caught my interest. Good luck with your musician lifestyle. How do I find your music?
from candora :
somewhere in Florida, somewhere in a dream... play Orlando and I'll come :)
from heyjude85 :
LOL! Weird: "This train don't stop here, anymore" - Elton John
from opusshrugged :
i stumbled across your diary & (after reading through all of your entries without feeling even the slightest hint of boredom) have added you to my favorites. i hope that's alright.
from candoor :
yes, Groucho and Animal Crackers... if you get this note while you're in Florida and have time to stop by Orlando, say hello (are you playing anywhere around here?)
from hissandtell :
Hey, there's nothing strange about a potato, my friend. You forget you ever said that, now.
from cdghost :
I found your words by accident and truly apperciated reading them
from hissandtell :
But I wanna be the Sweet Potato Goddess of All Wiggly Things! It's just not fair that the best deities are already taken. Have a wonderful tour! Do check out the link below if you get a chance, too: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0762416718/qid=1074224102/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-6230485-1108159?v=glance&s=books
from candora :
if your travels reach Florida, stop by and say hello :)
from alwayscrazed :
hey,i was just lookin round and came apon urs.you sound like a pretty cool guy.maybe we could talk or whatever...l8ers :) stay cool......
from kooklafran :
The Sweet Potato Queens are a Hoot. Pure funny.
from starzero :
clarity is a dangerous thing. er, difficult. good luck.
from unholyvirgin :
That was really lovely.
from justmouse :
oooh, i like that about the flower. MMMM-mmmmm.
from hissandtell :
Your jasmine flower imagery was extraordinary. Mmmmmmmm...
from hissandtell :
Star isn't going to Florida with you? Poor Star. He's quite the little philosopher though, isn't he, so he'll probably deal with the inevitable separation anxiety...
from hissandtell :
Surely it's not unusual for balloons to wander? It's in their nature - they get bored, they go exploring, they get lonely, they seek out new adventures...I love it! It's just like Wilson in "CastAway" - dialogue as never before! Further insights into your life through new characters! KEEP THE BALLOONS ALIVE!
from unholyvirgin :
I'll be a weird old lady too. They rock.
from justmouse :
heehee. pet balloon. i want one.
from candoor :
I get a sense that I can learn something from you, but then, maybe I'm just a sucker for singer songwriters :)
from prfctstrangr :
*luck luck* : )
from emperorincxt :
good luck!
from justmouse :
omg! hehe, that's what i said about pippin! i want him. i want him for my house hobbit. to keep him here because he is the cutest thing EVER!! tee hee! (but i'd be willing to lend him to you..tuesdays and bank holidays would be good..)
from heyjude85 :
LOL! Poor billy, I hope there's enough for everyone :-\. Seriously, I cried like a god forsaken baby when he sang. **dies** I'm such a nerd.
from tater-fay :
I love reading about your dreams!
from starzero :
and then i stumbled into your diary through a link and it caught my eye as erudite and interesting, and as a fledgeling (as in dipping toes in) music producer the band aspect held me in thrall. skipping around i realized that i hope to be so well spoken when i'm 45, but that if i've not developed a good use of vocabulary by 27 i'm probably not going to make it. words are too slow, but they're all i really have.
from justmouse :
"and then Amy would fly out of my head. (Not literally, of course; just her name.)" that made me snork my coffee! hehehe. thanks. i needed a laugh today :)
from gumphood :
yes this is a pretty good diary. Judith refered me. I find you interesting. Thanks for the read.
from heyjude85 :
Thanks so much for the note! I do love Mr. Billy Boyd, so that's who's on the bed ;) rawrr lol. Poor guy :-\.
from heyjude85 :
wow... I've been reading your diary for the past hour, and I wanted to add you to my faves, but I didn't want to just add you and not say anything! I hate it when people do that! lol So here's me saying something... :) Something! By the way, you have killer eyes, as though you didn't know!
from hissandtell :
Hi - I clicked your banner and I'm enjoying your diary greatly. More than greatly. Hugely. Enormously. Gigantically. So it's straight onto my list of favourites for you!
from a-victoria :
Merry Christmas! (and I still owe you an email, sorry about that)
from bloodsun :
sorry about the "man" part...shouldn't assume you are male, should i? just like people assume i'm female :) hee
from bloodsun :
hey man...thanks for adding me! i appreciate it! i added you too, man...nice to meet a fellow musician ;)
from alternamommy :
Re: being born "in the caul", that is such a cool story. I had my second child at home and was really hoping for him to be born in the caul but no such luck. Thanks for the note!
from justmouse :
i just randomly clicked on your banner, and found your sesame chicken recipe! yum! i have to go cook that RIGHT AWAY!!! i'll be back later to read more of your diary.
from a-victoria :
Your diary is EXCELLENT. Very intelligent, and refreshing to see. Thanks for the great read.
from alternamommy :
Were you actually born in the caul?

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