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from foursquare :
Sounds good to me! -- The medicine Booger had is called, "Azithromycin". After the first accidental taste, I've deliberately taken a couple other tiny nips, and it's still horrid! It takes like a smashed up pill. Like if you took a Tylenol and chewed it up in your mouth. I can't taste any of the "cherry" flavor it's supposed to have at all. I don't know if maybe it has something to do with when it was mixed, but it is just nasty!
from foursquare :
Ah yes, wisdom teeth. Mine were removed early in B and I's relationship, before we were married or engaged. I remember him sweetly offering me pudding and Slim Fast drinks afterwards. :) I don't know what they used to knock me out, but it was one of the strangest experiences ever for me. They had hooked me up, and I wasn't really even feeling tired (as I thought I would), but decided to close my eyes to relax. And I swear it felt like just a second later they were asking me to sit up. I had NO idea at all that they were done! I couldn't believe it! I didn't think they'd even started. The sense of having lost time like that still messes with me. Especially when they told me I was responsive to the oral surgeon's requests, and also that apparently that was the second attempt at getting me up. They told me the first time I began moaning that I was going to throw up, so they put me back under and gave me some kind of medication. All I know is when I did get up for good, I was so tired and whacked out it was painful. I remember B and the nurse (kindly) giggling at me when I walked stiffly out. A few years ago, B had to have his back teeth removed, but he wasn't affected nearly so much as I was. I always wondered why the difference.
from heavenlyging :
Happy Birthday!!!
from foursquare :
Ugh! Both stories sound awful, the poor patient and your eye. :(
from rachelliz :
Thanks! My info is rachelliz/key. I'm sorry about the car. I'm sure I would feel similarly upset...not so much about the property as the loss of security. Anyway, hope you have a happy new year.
from rachelliz :
Hi Euc...I updated my browser and lost all my passwords. Can I have yours again? Thanks!
from foursquare :
Ouuuch! Well damn! That really sucks. :( --- By the way I got your card, it was cute! (I always wondered what Lolo's real name was, heheh)
from foursquare :
I'm not sure. I've been using the new IE since it came out. I just always used the mouse to click between tabs, sorry!
from foursquare :
Ooo, love the new layout! I want to go to Iceland so bad, and I'll probably never get the chance to because B abhors the idea of flying. :/
from foursquare :
Yeah my hair is down to the middle of my back now, and I'm having strong urges to cut it. I think I would feel much better about it, and it would be easier to manage. The only problem is the husband who grumbles at any mention of hair cutting. :/
from kodi-bear :
hey so i just started this diary land thing... how do i get people to i don't know read my thing??? I'm not sure how to work this... help?
from foursquare :
*Groans* I feel for you. Huge issue I have with Brian also. He's always late, he NEVER can guess the right amount of time something will take to do. In fact now I can guess the real amount of time something will take after he gives me his estimate, and I'm pretty much always right. Unfortunately, I have no advice on this one because nothing has really changed for me. ARghgh! -But on the other thing, honestly? That remark Lolo made? I didn't see what about it offended you. It seemed to me like just a lightheated, flippant joke, not... whatever else you felt it was! But then I suspect Brian and I are much less sensitive to joking and teasing each other than you guys are. Come to think of it, it's almost a sport between us.
from foursquare :
Okay, so now I throw in my unwanted advice! :P If -and I really think the word is "when"- you guys become engaged/married and look to buy a home together, the biggest favor you can do for yourselves is to keep your cost of living on one income. Seriously! Unless the both of you are absolutely sure you don't want kids, but you kind of sound like you might. If both of you need to work to pay all the bills, you'll be in for a shocker when that first baby arrives. One of you will probably want to stay home at least for a good while. And even if you guys decided to place the baby in daycare at 6 weeks, daycare is horribly expensive. I know this is way ahead of where you guys are now, but since talk of moving in and homes and such has been in the air, it's good to be thinking ahead on that. Don't get stuck having it be necessary that you both work to afford your lifestyle.
from foursquare :
Maybe you could do an engagement ring without a big honkin' diamond on it? Maybe just a band with like both of your birth stones on it, real small? Just a thought!
from foursquare :
Elephant ears are staple carnival food all across the midwest and south, so, I don't know why you California weirdos are missing out! :-P
from foursquare :
hmmmm... foursquare2@comcast.net ?
from heavenlyging :
I don't have an engagement ring. I never wanted one. I don't need him to give me something expensive to prove that I'm his. Many people think I'm nuts and don't agree, but I just felt strongly on that. So yeah. The ring isn't necessary to have a healthy relationship.
from foursquare :
I have to say, I don't understand why you're so insecure about talking with Lolo. Just tell him! Tell him how you feel/felt, and don't clam up in the future when you need to speak up. He doesn't strike as the kind that's going to turn into an asshole when you try and talk. Take from my own experience, if you hold yourself back from talking about what you need to, it's only going to fester. It sounds like you guys have a great relationship, and I wouldn't be surprised to hear about you two becoming engaged one day. But I think especially if you're looking at him with marriage potential, you should work on the communication issues starting now, because it won't magically fix itself. It's something that took counseling for me, though really I knew it all along. Guys can be boneheads, sometimes us gals can be insecure & uptight, and it's a frustrating situation.
from heavenlyging :
First, times in bed, sex, all of that, can be funny. Can bring the giggles and bring some of the best laughter there is. Companionship laughter - so if you are laughing, share. Talk about it, talk about what set you off and go from there. Otherwise the other person gets worried it's them. As you know. But I would stay away from the "it's never funny, don't laugh" because you lose so much sharing. However, that's just my opinion. But Past that, could you resend your password to me at heavenlyginger at gmail dot com. I have it when I log in using windows, but when I'm in linix I don't. Thanks soooo much.
from shadow19 :
Rather than suffer ('cuz I know what you mean), I'd ask him what his idea of the boundary is. He might be relieved, and it'd be better than suffering in silence. I'm not a big fan of talking about feelings, but sometimes it's just the best thing. Really. Having to guess sucks.
from foursquare :
First cycle could be wonky, but my period usually arrives around the third placebo pill.
from foursquare :
Well see, that's where you BOTH get to enjoy being slobs! I know Pooky and I sure do... Maybe you should tell him about all the various discomforts? I think you should, so he understands, and you don't build up any resentment.
from foursquare :
Oh my god, I probably shouldn't have really even clicked on that link. I cried so bad looking through that. And the picture of the little boy in a bathing suit looks so much like my son does right now. I don't know how any parent survives the loss of a child, if I lost either of mine... I don't think I could go on.
from heavenlyging :
England is nice. I was there a few years ago and my sister is there now. The london tower is a must go, as is a trip to Windsor and perhaps Oxford or Cambridge. Liverpool has a lot of beatles things. Enjoy!!
from foursquare :
So.... Did he make it? I would guess probably not from the sounds of that.
from foursquare :
I bet it is the pills, that's too bad. You're the pharmacist, but my suggestion would be to take it day by day and see if things don't even out. I'd try and make it to the end of the cycle and then go from there, if you can.
from heavenlyging :
Happy Birthday!!!
from foursquare :
Boy I've really taken over your notes, huh? Anyway, birth control, a subject I'm familiar with! You know in a way I feel silly discussing options with you, like it should be you having this talk with me. :) First off, you should find out what your insurance covers. If oral contraceptives are covered, and if there's preferences on brands. I've been through a few brands of pills, and I liked Yasmin the best. You're probably aware one of the chemicals is a diuretic and is supposed to help with bloating. Bloating was never really a big deal for me so I don't know all about that, but I know I never really felt any side effects on that pill. BC pills really just seem to be a trial and error thing for everyone. There's also the birth control patch. I personally found the patch annoying even though it worked just fine, but that's me. I have a friend who's been on the patch for years now and loves it. IUDs, I believe they prefer to give to women who have had children already (I think mostly because the cervix is opened more), or at least they do with the Mirena one. The Mirena IUD is the one that's supposed to be the shit. It has a little progesterone, so your periods are lighter if not non-existant after awhile (and so no worse cramping either). Also because the progesterone is right there in your uterus it's not circling through your bloodstream so much and therefore lower chance of side effects. I'm actually lined up to get a Mirena placed any day now, as soon as my period starts. I especially like the part about it being slightly more effective than a tubal ligation. But again, though I'm sure you can get one, they prefer for women to have had a child already and be in a monogamous relationship (I think more partners can lead to a higher chance of PID with an IUD.) I can't remember for sure what the stance is on the pill and cancer. I'm thinking I've heard mixed reports on it. There is always barrier methods of course. I've never done them, but you could look into a diaphram or cervical cap, combined with those spermicide gels and perhaps condoms. Don't know if this helped or not, but good luck! Birth control sure is a pain in the ass.
from foursquare :
I'm betting the virginity thing really threw him for a loop. He's probably nervous about "de-flowering" you in the first place, and I bet even more he's just really concerned about you feeling pressured about it. I know it's really hard for you to talk about, but I think you need to have a real straight forward conversation with him and basically tell him exactly what you said here. But you know, you still crack me up about being funny about doctors visits & birth control even being a pharmacist. :)
from foursquare :
I don't know how you managed to talk at all during your race!
from foursquare :
Well now, I knew I loved Pooky after about, oh, a week, and we were married 8 months later, so I think you're a little slow! ;-) Tell him, I don't think you need to be feeling so insecure by this point. In fact I'll even make a prediction; I think you guys are going to end up married someday.
from foursquare :
Hey now, I've seen bergundy colored scrubs before! Heheh, I'm going to assume he has very blue colored eyes? ;-) You should describe what he looks like a bit more, because I'm sure my mental image is all off.
from foursquare :
Ahhhhhh, thanks, I wondered if it was something like that. I'm doing well to not consume any dairy at the wrong times, I sure hope the meds clear this ongoing infection up! I think it is. Think...
from foursquare :
Hey Euc, I hope I don't annoy you by this, but I had a pharmacy related question. Don't worry, I don't think it's the kind of thing to get you in trouble. I'm on a prescription of Cleocin right now, and when my husband picked it up they told him to make sure I don't drink milk or take Tums while on it. I've never heard of that, any clue why?
from foursquare :
Well mine knows about it, but he found out on accident. Though for what it's worth, I was planning on telling him at some point, I just wasn't ready at that time because he'd stated before that he didn't like online journals & hoped I wouldn't ever keep one. Heh. Yeah. He wasn't thrilled. He's still not overly thrilled but I don't think he reads it. Or if he does, it's not often. It seems like most people, if their husband/boyfriend knows about the journal then they rarely talk about him, or else only say good things. If they don't tell him, then they rant about him sometimes. :)
from rachelliz :
I wonder if it is my emotional baggage that is making me bother with all these men. My friend suggested this was my way of dealing of the pain of the last breakup. I suspect it has more to do with dating no one in HS...now I'm getting back at all those people who thought I wasn't cool. Isn't that stupid? The reality is it is just how things are going now. I'm sure that starting with Lolo is bringing up old feelings for you, but I suspect you have dealt with all that really well. We all carry some issues whether they're from relationships or elsewhere I figure.
from foursquare :
I said it before, but you are so cute to listen to right now. The giddiness reminds me of when I first started seeing Pooky. :)
from rachelliz :
No more guestbook? Anyway, I'm excited for you! I can't wait to see what happens next. Also, I was just in your beautiful city briefly and I totally see why you wanted to live there now. Of course, I did not see one day of rain, so perhaps I didn't get the whole picture.
from foursquare :
I've consulted with the mighty Pooky for a guy's opinion, and he thinks Lolo is interested. Just thought I'd throw that out there!
from foursquare :
You're cute to listen to, it kind of reminds me of when I first met Pooky. :) Anyhow, my opinion? Little flags were raised to me, making me think he's interested in you. Good luck, I hope he is.
from argolam :
Yeah, he's doing fine. And definitely a big yay for no cancer. From what I've heard, it's a real bitch.
from foursquare :
I'm not sure, but I don't think you're jumping the gun by sensing some possibility. I guess you'll just have to see how things go, right?
from roadiepig :
That wuld be LEGEND, not LEDGEND... Lack of sleep is a terrible thing ;)
from roadiepig :
Texas- I think the town's name was West Columbia. I found the article on Snopes.com (Urban Ledgen busters), but I couldn't link the photo because they had done something to protect it. I just saved a copy of it and added it to my web servers storage space. If you haven't visited (or bookmarked) the site in the past, here's a link to the alligator page: http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/wcgator.asp I check the Urban Ledgen site at least once a week- its a good way to find out if that email someone just sent you about something you find is hard to believe is real or not...
from foursquare :
Damn girl, how are you meeting all these people?!
from foursquare :
Yikes... Glad you made it safe. That was a pretty good idea about the raft too. But damn, careful girl!
from foursquare :
Pretty places! -Anyway, awww, thanks for asking if I had a registry or anything. :) I didn't do one this time around since I'm not having a baby shower (2nd time baby thing) and I have pretty much everything I need left over from Booger. I'm just about ready now, with only little things left to pick up, like boy clothing, blankets, those kinds of things. Thank god my due date is approaching, I am so ready to get him out!
from foursquare :
I was wondering where you went. :) It's funny how you adjust to the temperatures in your climate. I'm a wuss to cold weather now, and I giggle when people think 80 degrees is hot, considering the heat index here is usually about 110 everyday in the summer. But I'd love to have the cooler temps!
from foursquare :
Good for you on the race! I wish I was running again, but this damn heavy belly of mine... Interesting, I'm prudish on the nakedness thing too (should have seen me the first day in the shower rooms in army basic training), but I've never given it much thought about talking about birth control pills. Hmm.
from willow-rain :
You can buy a house with as little as a 3% downpayment with a FHA mortgage. There's also interest-only loans that require no down payment. The first thing to do is find a real estate agent. They can explain all of the confusing things to you, help you look for houses, help you figure out how much you can afford, and help you get pre-approved for a loan. The best thing is that they don't get paid until you buy a house, and the seller usually ends up paying the real estate agent. So, you've got nothing to lose by talking to one.
from foursquare :
Here's the thing about down payments. Most lending companies do not want to see "gifts" in your account. They usually request about the last six months of your bank statements and often they'll disqualify you if they see someone has given or lent you any money for the down payment. Kind of shitty, but true. I guess they want to see you saving. Equity means the amount of money you have paid on the actual value and cost of your house. The majority of what your mortgage payment is is interest on the loan. Building up your equity means, say, you bought a home for $200,000. Say your mortgage payment is $1,400 per month. Roughly 1,000 of that is probably interest, taxes and insurance; maybe $300 each month goes to the actual cost of your house which is your equity. Just rough numbers here but at that rate, you'd have about $7,200 in equity after two years. One web definition is, "Equity is the difference between the price for which a property could be sold and the total debts registered against it" or, "The difference between the fair market value (appraised value) of the home and the outstanding mortgage balance" And yes it helps your taxes tremendously because you can write off the interest. And especially for you being single with no dependants and working full time, they'll really bend you when you have them done next year. Wow was that long!!!
from rachelliz :
Lessee...she opened with Restless. And she played Everytime You Say Goodbye. And she closed with Oh Atlanta. And...that might have been all I knew. I don't have the new album. Of course, there was also some Union Station focused stuff. She was so good! If you get a chance to see her, you definitely should!
from comma-abuse :
Oh my, thank you! I've been drooling over my new camera, haha. If only I could learn to weild its many settings! My camera is better than I am. Scary. Thank you for the note!
from foursquare :
Awww now that's not fair, I can hardly see your face!
from foursquare :
Very helpful, thank-you! (Now don't forget to put a link to it! :-P)
from foursquare :
Yeah, when I downloaded Firefox I was mildly horried to see how terrible my former template looked, the main reason why I changed it recently. I mean, it was waaay worse than the bugs in yours. I really don't notice much in yours though, mostly that the blue doesn't go all the way down the entry.
from somnambulist :
I was gonna leave you some not-terribly-witty commentary, but is everyone's signmyguestbook broken now? Also, long time no see, say hi one of these nights... assuming I remember to get on MSN instead of Yahoo/AIM like I have been.
from foursquare :
Oh I would say your teeth and gums look much better!
from foursquare :
Oh I would say your teeth and gums look much better!
from foursquare :
I have an idea for you if you're bored some day. Can you make a cast page? Please?! lol Seriously, I can never remember who anyone is and always get the people you're talking about goofed up. Who was Apple in the first place?.. :-D
from foursquare :
Actually I found the images a lot better to look at than I expected. I find it really interesting they can do that. Do feel bad though hearing of your gums hurting, and eating being such a pain in the ass. Hope it passes quickly. -On the teaching young kids to read & write thing. It's weird, but I've seen & heard of stuff where there's all this advice on not trying to teach your kid to read before going to kindergarten. I don't get it. I've even heard of K teachers being annoyed by it. Why why why?..
from foursquare :
Way to go on the job front! Sometimes I'm jealous of you for having an education and a cool career like that. I'm so glad you did everything to make the move to Seattle, your life is sounding a lot different & for the better than a year ago. :) -No luck on boys names yet. Grrr. I hate to tell Pooky this, but on the rare occasions he mentions a name to me, I usually think they're horrible. We seem to usually have a big difference in the styles of names we like. I swear sometimes I don't think this kid is ever going to be named.
from foursquare :
Hee! I wondered if someone might say that. :) I've been trying to think on how to go about telling everyone the name. On one hand, I like to keep names private in my diary, on the other I do want to tell everyone because I know how curiousity is. Anyway, the name we're planning on is Paige, though the middle name is still undecided.
from foursquare :
If you own a home, you're going to pay the Home Owner's Association almost anywhere you live. If you live in a developed neighborhood, you know the kinds with names for them, then almost certainly. The fees go towards the landscaping and upkeep of the neighborhood. I know with us we pay about $250 per year. Depending on where you live you might also have a separate fee for ammenities, such as a swimmingpool & tennis courts. With ours the ammenities fee can be paid yearly or broke up monthly. (and unfortunately, we get our asses bent on that one) It's not like you're still renting though, it's just you're paying to have a nice area.
from foursquare :
Well I shut my firewall down and it tried to load the pictures, but never did. Just shows those little boxes with a red X in it. However when I hover above it I can see the link from where they're hosted, so I'll probably look at them from there later. I wonder why it's being a pain in the ass today? By the way, that was funny about that dream you had! Ironically, just the other night I had a strange dream about one of my diary buddies too. Maybe it's a hint I shouldn't check my buddylist 100 times a day..
from foursquare :
Well the descriptions sound very nice, but I never saw anything in the "here's a picture of" spots. ;-D
from heavenlyging :
Happy Birthday!!!
from foursquare :
Uuuuhhhh, did something happen?
from willow-rain :
I had an umbrella for about a week when I lived in Portland, but then the wind came and turned it inside out, several times. I quickly learned why noone carried an umbrella. lol. Not sure if Seattle is the same, but I'm sure you'll find out.
from willow-rain :
Your photos are so beautiful. :) They make me want to go back to the Pacific Northwest.
from foursquare :
Boy, you're getting more of a social life in the last what, two weeks, than all that time back at home!
from foursquare :
So how's it actually feeling being up there all by yourself and working?
from foursquare :
LOL! I thought you WERE talking about my, um, "problem". Thanks for the well wishes by the way, I've got my fingers crossed.
from foursquare :
Whoa, I don't what was up with your dad. Uh, maybe him and your mom were getting ready to have sex? I know my husband and I get pissy when Booger interrupts something that's starting...
from heavenlyging :
Yayness!! Congrats!!!
from rachelliz :
Congrats!!!
from foursquare :
Wow! I'm so excited for you! I knew you were going to get a job offer, but how wonderful to have found an apartment already! :)
from heavenlyging :
Good luck at your interviews. P says gu i uyty uyg8ooooooooy oiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii gf ,m-mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmcvvvvvvvvvy bnnnnnn
from foursquare :
Holy shit! That's some disturbing stuff. So glad you're all okay! I almost rear ended someone once, my breaks were nearly shot. Seconds before what I thought was going to be impact I realized there was nothing more I could do, and it was like you said, I was calm and resigned and just waiting for it to happen. Luckily, I skidded to a halt right about then. What a crummy night and way to try and sleep by the way.
from heavenlyging :
Wow! I'm glad you're ok - you're ok right?
from krugerpak007 :
Those photos are awsome though! Thanks for sharing! Kathy
from foursquare :
Yay! Alright! Good for the response. Hope you pass the customer service. If I took the test honestly, there's no way I'd pass it...
from foursquare :
I remember seeing pictures other people took last year during the fires around San Diego (that was last year right?), and they were saying the same thing, it everything just felt and looked wrong. Hope the fires are slowing down, and how cool they put your pictures up!
from foursquare :
LoL, silly ass. I swear I think I've had a dream where you've shown up before too, but damn if I can remember anything about it.
from foursquare :
Hee hee, that would be me and my chihuahua eh? :) Tell her to crate train that puppy NOW, it's her only real chance.
from camera-girl :
I'm glad you liked my pictures :-) Thanks for commenting that my commentsystem didn't work. I hadn't turned it on. Doh! Silly me!
from foursquare :
Are those pictures in California, or something from Montana? Pretty place which ever.
from foursquare :
Hee hee, I caught that, thanks :)
from floodtide :
Congrats congrats congrats! Love, flood
from foursquare :
What a pretty place!
from aliblogs :
eva cassidy is awesome
from foursquare :
This area of South Carolina, right on the coastline has a lot of marshland and alligators are very common. I've seen more than I can count now, but I about shit the first time I saw one. He was in the water slowly approaching a dog that was standing on the end of a dock barking at him. 'Gators love to eat dogs. When people are trying to call an alligator they'll make a barking sound to get their attention.
from foursquare :
Yay!! I'm so happy for you!! :) :) :) - Oh and by the way, that's a foxglove you have the picture of. Beautiful flowers, aren't they? I think you saw the pictures I put up of mine awhile back. Sadly they seem to be done flowering here because it's gotten so hot.
from foursquare :
Whatever happened with the temp work you were doing? I don't really even remember if you said why you weren't doing that anymore. Can you go back to that off and on, just as something you can say you did during your "off" time?
from heavenlyging :
Good vibes and good luck coming your way!!!
from aliblogs :
good luck!
from foursquare :
LoL. Your farting stories were cracking me up.
from foursquare :
We have one of those weird family relations thing too. Two brothers married two sisters. Which among them happened to be my grandpa and grandma. So, when my grandparents divorced, my grandmother's sister for instance, was still always my grandfather's sister-in-law. Get it? She was his sister-in-law because she was his wife's sister. And his sister-in-law because she was his brother's wife. Makes for interesting great-aunt & uncle situations.
from foursquare :
I (finally) sent you a review for the Book Blog just to let you know. I just got done reading The Fellowship of the Ring. I read your review on it and I wanted to also let you know I wasn't copying! It appears we found the same pros and cons with the story. Anyhow, just wanted to tell you that. Oh, and I also don't claim for it to be the most well written review. I probably could've done a lot better. oh well.
from foursquare :
I like the faded colors much better. Stripes aren't really my kind of taste, but in trying to be objective, it seems good to me and it's cute & works.
from foursquare :
I like the template, but for me at least, the background stripes are a bit hard on the eyes. Of course, I'm not wearing my glasses right now, that probably doesn't help. But if it were me I'd change it to a solid color.
from rachelliz :
I like the new template! Very pretty. Suggestion: can the text be a little bigger? or different font? It's kinda hard to read right now. Also, I assume you'll add a link to your guestbook? But I like.
from foursquare :
My sister once stepped barefooted on a cheerio. Except when she looked down, it wasn't a cheerio, but this huge fuckin' centipede thing. Ewwww!!!!
from foursquare :
Welcome back, missed you! I'm sure you know this, but you can do a stop payment on that check if you're concerned about it. It is a bit of a pain in the ass because your bank will almost certainly charge a fee for it. But it is an option. Good luck with studying too, I know you can make yourself do it if you just bare down.
from foursquare :
Hawaii, bah, I'm jealous! Have lots of fun!
from foursquare :
Ugh, I'd have been seething at doing all that work too.
from foursquare :
Jesus! How did your dad handle getting that letter?
from starlight42 :
just checking out your diary- congrats on losing the weight!! your trip to Hawaii is going to be so awesome, weightloss or not though. :)
from iwillsurvive :
I LOVE your animated click effect thingy! (I'm not great with the techno-jargon, lol). Also, it's great to see someone else who is a reader. I just finished the latest Cornwell (hated it, unfortunately...love the rest of the series) and am trying Scott Turow (so far, so good). Take care!
from hlm79 :
pretty pictures!
from starlight42 :
Hey- I saw you gave me a plug, thanks! I love reading so much and reviewing, we just need to drum up some more book lovers!
from hlm79 :
It took awhile before the other search engines stopped finding my diary, but, it did happen. Hope it hurries up for you.
from hlm79 :
Yay, guest dream appearances! :P One of these days I'm going to make a trip out west, and if I land in your area, I'll most definitely hit you up for a visit. That would be pretty cool. And another yay for more weight loss! Good job.
from hlm79 :
I like it! It's so cute! I wouldn't have thought of having it blink like that, that's pretty creative, and saves space too. It's just small enough it's workable in all the screen resolution sizes for me (except 640 x 480, but that one just doesn't work in general with my template). Thanks for doing that, it's neat. :)
from hlm79 :
Yeah, I'd love to put one on. :) It would just kind of have to be a small one though so it would fit in with the links on the right side of my page. And I swear I'll get a review up too, if I ever get a book read...
from boxx9000 :
That IS a good feeling when clothes fit looser. I am envious. Good on you. I think that lady was probably crying because she can't stand her little small world ever changing.
from hlm79 :
thanks for the heads-up on the comments, I got it fixed. I don't know why it is, but somewhere when you copy it from your template, something in that code gets changed. Like something is read differently. So yeah, I guess that would be good for you to know too. If you change your template, re-paste the code in from that link I sent you. - Glad you like the new template. I like the layout of it better too. The big thing, and the reason that I made the change, was to get it working better in all resolution sizes (except I couldn't get it completely for 640 x 480, but then, who still uses that?). - One more think. You ought to try making a small button for the book blog, then I (we, others) can put it in our template. That would be pretty cool. Probably get other people looking at it too.
from somnambulist :
Eeyore ain't got nothin' on me. :-P
from hlm79 :
Not sure if you got my e-mail or not from a couple days ago, but anyway, I found the page with the info for the comments system. It's probably easier to understand than what I wrote. http://www.haloscan.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2239&hl=diaryland
from hlm79 :
Pretty! Especially the sailboat pictures.
from rachelliz :
I thought I left you the info! In any case, username rachel, pword locked, everything has to be lower-cased. Let me know if you have problems!
from floodtide :
You're right: they're very different experiences for the body. Running on a treadmill is obviously aerobic and can raise your heart rate as needed for increased cardiovascular endurance. But the body does not do the same amount of work (in the high-school-physics-class sense of the word) as it does running outside over distance. My own experience is that even when running four to five miles daily on a treadmill this translates to the muscular endurance necessary for MAYBE two and a half miles, 5k out of doors. Congrats on your significant progress, then, allow yourself to feel terrific. Love, flood
from hlm79 :
Maybe he thinks you're cute? :)
from hlm79 :
I know which instructions you're talking about, and it didn't make much sense to me. Somewhere else in that site I found better ones and it was easy as shit. I'll go e-mail them to you.
from heavenlyging :
what can I say - I'm a big book geek :)
from hlm79 :
*Sighs* I'd love to see California someday. Your pictures make me want to take a vacation.
from politics101 :
In answer to your note about the book review site of yours, YES I would love to contribute, help, anything. I LOVE books and find it hard to belive that some people actually don't read at all. Get in touch with me and let me know what to do. Thanks for thinking of me!
from take-two :
I LOVE Disney California Adventure! Even more than Disneyland... go, have fun! Try something new!
from hlm79 :
I took a peek at your book review site, looks good to me. I did try and think of clever names for it today, and never came up with anything. Soon as I read a book I'll drop a review in there. (And woo, two links to me in 24 hours!! God I'm a dork.)
from hlm79 :
Don't worry about my name. I did think about that, and hell I'm still going to use it when I sign guestbooks. In my own diary when I speak my name I'm shortening it down to H, but that's about it. There's a billion of us with my name anyway. I figure with Pooky and Booger and everyone else's name encoded it would take a good bit of sleuthing to learn who we are. Which makes me wonder. You've always changed names in your diary, yet someone found you. Could you maybe have looked at your diary in a work setting or something where someone you know could've found it? Or wait, uh, Eucalia isn't your real name is it?? -- Costco rules! I say keep the pants as incentive to stay on your weight loss program. If you don't do it, then you'll have wasted however much it cost, and you wouldn't want to do that right? :)
from take-two :
was it baja fresh??? they got me that way!
from take-two :
thanks for the support. it sounds like you have hit the proverbial wall. maybe you should try a new form of exercise... switch it up a bit.
from hlm79 :
I don't think it's really necessary, but I suppose it couldn't hurt. When I put up the blocker thing it took about a month for the google hits to stop, and maybe two months for the other ones. But those hits were very random, and fortunately, nothing perverted. But I guess you could always try it and see. Yeah, that story is pretty disturbing, isn't it. -And on another note, yay for the weight loss! 12 lbs this fast is great!
from wyndspirit :
A paraphrase of Anne McCaffrey's bio. I didn't even need to look at the favorite writers you listed. :) I thought of the page count thing--it WOULD be more accurate--but then I'd have to remember to note the pages. I'll give it a try, but I think I will save the math and just keep the number of books on my diary, update the math occasionally for my own benefit. :) I have been reading "fluff" in between--it really does not take me months to read a book! (BTW, if you haven't read that trilogy, you should. I mean, the sequel to WILLOW. The book I list as "currently reading" is the third one.) If Janny Wurts and Terry Goodkind EVER finish their series, I think I could easily hit that 25,000-page mark in a year! :)
from floodtide :
Thank you thank you thank you! I always wanted to know how to do that - now I know. Thanks for your loyal and generous friendship and support. I haven't been nearly so generous in kind, but I will try from now on. Love, flood
from hlm79 :
Yeah I was fairly hot for Riker too. :) It's kind of funny really, it kills me when I see those Riker King of All Pimp episodes. Barf... You know though, Worf wasn't all that bad by the end of the show.. lol Thanks for the note by the way. Racer seems to be doing pretty good, acting pretty much normal. But of course he still has to be kept calm, I feel bad for him for it, I know he'd love to go on a walk.
from take-two :
by the way, I have an entry that I locked (just the entry - not the journal) and there is a "thank you" to you in it. I will send you the password, if you want, but I need an email address...
from take-two :
thanks for the words of encouragement... i don't do ww on-line, because i do it with my mom and my best friend from high school... do you like the e-tools?
from take-two :
well... my first week, and i lost 6.2 pounds... i am really excited. sounds like you are doing great, as well! week #2 here i come!
from heavenlyging :
You've most likely heard of this site, but www.dwlz.com has a lot of WW stuff - I found it good when I was on the program. Good luck with it. It's hard sometimes, but if it's what you want, it's worth it!
from hlm79 :
I'm guessing you probably already did this, but have you put the code up so your diary can't be found through search engines anymore? It gave me a lot of relief when I did it.
from hlm79 :
He is such a shithead. I am so pissed off after reading all that. Who the fuck asked him anyway? Arrghg!
from take-two :
I would love to share WW stuff with you... when is your meeting? Mine is Monday nights. We can update each other weekly - just don't ask how much I weigh! *smile*
from take-two :
Hey, girl, I just wanted to give you a WW tip - you might want to check out this link: http://www.3fatchicks.com/fast-food-nutrition/. They give the info for the fast food according to WW points. Good luck and congratulations!
from take-two :
Hey, girl, I just wanted to give you a WW tip - you might want to check out this link: http://www.3fatchicks.com/fast-food-nutrition/. They give the info for the fast food according to WW points. Good luck and congratulations!
from hlm79 :
Good for you with the 5 lbs! You sound like you're serious about all of this, I hope you stick with it :)
from exiles :
Another January Baby huh? Happy Belated Birthday!
from hlm79 :
Happy (belated) birthday! And good for you doing the run, and weight watchers. It's a lot more than most people are doing. Good luck!
from heavenlyging :
happy birthday!!!!!
from hlm79 :
Great pictures! I like the first one especially. I'm glad you had a good Christmas too.
from dont-stop :
Yeah, I didn't understand the meaning behind the coiled and uncoiled rope in your banner, but congratulations on the trip.
from hlm79 :
Awesome about the trip! I'm jealous.
from hlm79 :
Pretty pictures! Nice!
from hlm79 :
Yeah I think so, I didn't use a sifter at least, you just have to be real good about making sure the flour isn't packed down. Maybe dumping a whole bunch out in a big bowl and sort of "fluffing" it up first? That's kind of what I did. And I used slightly less flour than what the recipe called for too.
from hlm79 :
It should work that way too. I made them last night, and Brian actually didn't like them all that much. He thought they were sort of bland. I still love them though, perhaps from growing up on them, and it is true that they aren't overwhelmingly sugary tasting. I noticed more of the almond flavor with them, and I've never liked tons of sugar anyway. Oh well, more for me and Tara I guess. I hope if you try them you don't think they're bland either, but I suppose it could happen. If you ever do end up using that recipe, let me know what you think of them. (and then I can gauge whether I should give these to other people or not!) :)
from hlm79 :
*drool drool* Send some of those my way too! Mmmm... I need to bake some cookies too. -Just this evening I've started to feel noticably better, so I think the meds are starting to do their work. Thanks for asking. :)
from exiles :
I've had Gas Permeable lenses since 1994. I started with them instead of starting with soft at the recomendation of my optometrist. It took a while to get used to. I had the hardest time just putting them in. After a month or so I could put them in, in a time that wasn't 20 minutes. I'd say if you stick with them for a month and it still isn't taking then maybe it's not for you but I think it takes time to get used to. Windy conditions aren't the best for gas permeables. It does hurt a lot when dirt gets in your eyes. But here is some encouraging news...since I've worn them, my optometrist has reported that my eyesight had greatly decreased in loss of vision. At the time before I was loosing sight pretty fast and it was part of the reason he recommended it. So since I've worn it, my eyesight has barely changed. It's just that once in a while I have to endure a little pain from dirt if it's particularly windy.
from hlm79 :
That's cool you had so many matches to Washington St, perhaps you'd enjoy moving up there after all. Although I saw my city in there! Yeah, you know you want to come to South Carolina... :)
from hlm79 :
Thank-you for the birthday wishes! :)
from hlm79 :
"you are 77% similar you are 78% complementary" Woohoo! :)
from hlm79 :
Boy do I hear you on trying to read those Lord of the Rings books. Man! I've tried two or three times now and I haven't been able to do it. Maybe it's something about the way it's wrote? I have the 1st & 2nd book and I'm determined that I will read them someday just to prove I can.
from hlm79 :
Hope your trip's going well! It's nice you can update from there. :) - I think I probably will be going to the doctor before too long. I've been meaning to go just to have a general checkup and see if I can get tested to find out what my cholesterol is. Not that I have any concern, but I would like to know. When I do all that I'll bring it up.
from beagle47 :
boy, talk about a belated thank you...someone just pointed out that you had linked me several times in earlier entries. thank you, e'. sorry this is so late, but i sincerely appreciate it and hope all is well for you. peace. (and i really mean that). oh, and sorry about those irritating banners! ;)
from hlm79 :
I understand what you're saying. Sadly a lot of men are like that. Your mom has got to be even more depressed about it deep down. I'd love to say you can do something about it, but then I see this to be a common problem between spouses, and it doesn't go down well. I especially understand your feelings on respect & about living at home. I felt the same way towards mine about things when I lived with them. Sorry to hear all that... When the day comes you have a partner and marriage comes into consideration... You'll know what to make sure they're NOT like. It's a big deal.
from hlm79 :
Yes, that's it! Thank-you! :)
from hlm79 :
Just a little note about the flickers, you might have noticed this when you were reading about them. It used to be there was the red-shafted flicker and the yellow-shafted flicker, they were considered separate species. But sometime in the 80s they figured they were both the same bird, just with different markings in different areas. So now both are known as "northern flickers". Just a little fyi.
from hlm79 :
Oy. I haven't drove in weather & traffic like that in awhile, and I don't envy you. Glad it all went okay and there were no accidents.
from hlm79 :
The two little pictures do look a lot alike, and I know my vision (and lack of experience in "birding" in the beginning) has messed me up before. I actually did halt at the flickers, but passed for the same reason, because of the spotting. Well maybe he'll come back sometime.
from hlm79 :
Hmmmm. I'm at a loss, I just flipped through my field guide again. A great source of people who might be able to help you is the newsgroup rec.birds I don't know how familiar you are with newsgroups, but you can get to them either through google or a news server if you have it enabled in something like outlook express. If you make a nice post entitled something like, "bird ID please?" some people will almost certainly try to help you. Write a long description like you did in your diary and put up a link to the picture. That's the best route I can think of, short of getting anyone else who's good at birding to try and figure it out. If you end up doing that, or ever figure out what kind of bird it is, let me know. I'm pretty curious now.
from hlm79 :
You knew I would have to try and answer this. :) My best guess is a cedar waxwing. The picture isn't clear enough to tell for sure, but could be, especially given on the red tips you saw. My second guess would be a loggerhead shrike or northern shrike. Do a google search on those birds and check out some pictures. Hope you figure it out! I know it bothers the living shit out of me when I can't identify a bird.
from hlm79 :
Even though my reading comprehension was above average ten years ago, I think if I had read "Dune" then I probably would have been bored with it too. There's so much complexity, and then the foreign words and terms, you have pay attention. But it seems like something you might like, why not give it another shot? If you do end up ever trying to read it again, I say at least give it the first 100 pages. The story really starts picking up after that.
from hlm79 :
Thanks for the compliment on my layout. :) It was a lot, LOT of work! I can't believe I actually did all of that. Honestly I don't know what I'm doing when it comes to HTML.
from hlm79 :
Hey I figued out, the problem is on my end. A week or two ago I had a firewall & some other security things installed on my computer. Something in either the firewall or ad & pop-up blocker is blocking the signmyguestbook button. I don't know why that one exactly, but it is. So I guess I'll just probably be using your notes more then. Just wanted to let you know!
from heavenlyging :
I can see your buttons!
from hlm79 :
I just saw that at the bottom of my screen on your page, in the bar area where it shows that the page is loaded it says, "done, but with errors on page". ??
from hlm79 :
I'm afraid I am being serious. I can see your new notes button no problem, and that's where it ends. The last three things I see on the bottom of your page are the "books Eucalia" button, the guestmap button, and the notes button. Is it just me?
from hlm79 :
I can't find your guestbook link anymore. I know you've had it before, because you had the button, and I've signed your guestbook probably a billion times. But now I don't see it. Any ideas?
from hlm79 :
Woohoo! Sorry for bugging you, but I haven't seen a link for your notes or guestbook on your page for awhile now, I didn't know if you took them down or something. And damn it, I can not be inconvenienced! ;) thanks...
from hlm79 :
Wow, that's kind of... disturbing about that call. Glad you didn't get suckered in. (and hey damn it, you've got to put a link back up to your notes or something, going to your profile is a pain in the ---. :)
from hlm79 :
Did you get rid of access to your notes & guestbook (through your page)? Anyway, that is too funny about your lawnmower. You need to have an Office Space moment on it later, like what they did to the printer.
from hlm79 :
Oh my god, I did horrible! Jeez..
from hlm79 :
Yeah, isn't it just the most... pathetic feeling or what? But at least I'm not the only one. By the way, I like your button to your book review site.
from hlm79 :
arrgh, guestbook... Thanks for all the suggestions! They all sound really interesting. But boy, I don't know where to start now! I couldn't believe the number of books people suggested. I wrote them all down on a list, I'll just have to start checking them off. By the way, I always meant to tell you I'm a Star Trek (NG) nerd too.
from aliblogs :
Hi, I'm not sure what NaNoWriMo is but it sounds cool. I keep thinking of something national writing month, or something close to that. Let me know :)
from hlm79 :
god damn guestbook ate my entry... summarized, I was mostly just angry about Stretch reading your diary and I think he's being an asshole.
from aliblogs :
no, I didn't do the panties thing...I don't like chain letters lol
from aliblogs :
aw, that's so nice. oh and thanks for the link to that mike bibby article! :)
from persacanzona :
Absolutely! For Kate Forsyth, I would start with the "Witches of Eileanan." I just finished a Holly Lisle, called "Diplomacy of Wolves." If you have AIM, you can IM me and I'll tell you more...my screenname is PiccolaSogna. I am online as I'm typing this. ^_^
from persacanzona :
Hiya! I randomly happened upon your diary tonight and I just wanted to tell you that 1) I love your layout, and two...if you like Anne McCaffrey, you should read Kate Forsyth or Holly Lisle. ^_^ The two aren't really that much like her, save for the common genre, but like Anne McCaffrey, they made me want to read past the first book. Cheers!
from wllybere :
Absolutely, thanks for asking! The username is wllybere, and the password is guest.
from keeds :
send a pic over
from bossruu :
Hi. I have named my daughter Eucalia after seeing the name from someone in South Africa. Would you mind sharing with me what the meaning of the name is?
from stalegusto :
Thank you for leaving me a note. Scottish people say chemist ;-) Have a nice vacation!
from gonzostar :
NO CONTEST. you have to see RENT all the way. it's my favorite ever.
from keeds :
hi i read your diary
from somnambulist :
Someone get this poor girl some Swedish fish - chewy red candy fish. Oh, so good. I eat about half a box at a time, they're so good. I never knew of them until I went to Pittsburgh, but they should be available all over, or so I'm told.
from shadow19 :
It ain't the colonoscopy that kills ya, it's the medieval-like horror of the pre-procedure prep. They call the stuff "GoLytley." If that ain't sarcasm, I don't know what is! (I'm 44 and had two colonoscopies last year. Am I livin' or what?!)
from beagle47 :
thank you for reading and listing. i like honest, personally, and your entries are that. keep it up. peace!
from somnambulist :
Since you love your governor oh SO very much, wink-wink, you might enjoy this: http://quoted.diaryland.com/030131_47.html
from aroha :
you said you needed one of these, so here you go ****HUG****. i'm sure it doesn't much make you feel better, but i'm sorry you're feeling shitty :( hope it gets better soon!
from volleybaye39 :
thanks for the inspiration. do you play volleyball too. i saw that you played church league but do you play anywhere else? thanks for the message again.
from rachelliz :
I read about you in Aroha's diary so I figured I'd check you out. I think I am going to take your grandmother's saying about the man you can't live without and make it my life motto.
from aroha :
so wait. you can't want to live a fairytale, but he wants a girl who turns peoples heads? sounds contradictory to me.
from aroha :
Definitely do the volleyball thing! I have started doing the tennis thing and have met some GREAT people who I've started hanging out with outside of tennis also and it's helping me settle in here a lot easier. I'm glad you enjoyed Ladeeleroy! And as for why women can't find any men, it's cuz they're all taken or gay :) HAHA. Just kidding, I still haven't figured this one out.
from shadie :
Heya :D You don't know me, but I stumbled on your diary and read the html thing that you wanted help with. Now, I'm not an expert by any means, but to get your links opening in a new window, you need to add target="_blank" in between the <a> and </a> tags for the link. (I'm hoping the message board won't read those tags as actual html) Hopefully that'll help you out. Also, I'm from New Zealand....I'm not sure about the detesting the U.S thing. If anything, its because to us, it feels like the U.S thinks they :own" the world... Thats all I have to say really, oh, nice diary by the way!!! :D Ciao.
from eekybug :
totally understand what you mean about nasty male patients..after working on a med-surg floor for several months, i've seen more penises and balls than most people will see in their life-time. goodness. it is just horrid. :)
from somnambulist :
Boo! I finished, I finished! This paper anyway... smack in the middle, 7 pages (was 5-10). One down and two to go! (final, other paper). Do I sound odd? Well it's 3 AM and I've been writing about accounting for six hours. You'd sound weird too, if you had to go through this. Heh. <HUG!> See you soon :)
from aroha :
i totally LOOOOVE the gilmore girls and i missed it this week because i was 'speed-dating'. dang it! i will have to try and catch up with it next tuesday. i can't believe she dumped dean for jess!!! but i guess it was bound to happen :(
from eekybug :
it's fun reading the people who read me...i've gotten through your first few entries..am interested in reading more..but my lovely bed calls..adios..
from aroha :
hey thanks for adding me to your list :) i was just reading through some of your entries and came across your 101 things list. seems like we have lots in common. mostly, we're both tall, have big feet and like country music ;)
from somnambulist :
Hey - you called him Tood! Heh. Yeah, yeah, I am supposed to be in bed. Going right now. TTYS :)

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