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from xnamehere :
i miss the beautiful voices too, though i find yours quite beautiful and i'm happy to have found it. :)
from gallinula :
I hope someday you do read this. The last time you left an entry was the same year, same month I was taking off for a new life. It bit me on the ass, and I spent two years being Mister Lonely. I made it back, thankfully, but, I feel like I should have never left, sometimes. But I do hope and believe that you aren't drinking every night and forgetting yourself. I bet things are going great for you. :)
from gallinula :
*hugs* :)
from gallinula :
Gahhly, you sweet thing... thank you so much for your kindness. You deserve a petrichor moment. We have'em here constantly in South Texas. Friend me on Facebook sometime, okay? Try Richard D. Martinez. :) Like they say, "Pay It Froward" ;)
from gallinula :
Did the door open? How did life fare after June? :) Hope you're well... that life has done wonders for you.
from darthuae :
i really love the colours in that drawing.
from pitter-pat :
hiii, i just noticed that you have me on your profile under favorite diaries. thanks so much for reading! in case you couldn't tell, i still write at pitter patter, but it is kind of rare, since i only post my poems. my everyday writing can be found at lj though, the url is beyourpet.livejournal.com. in case you were interested. see you! ♥
from pseudonymity :
Keep on writing.
from sythy :
Thanks for your thoughts on depression. I agree with everything you said. I used to be so depressed it completely overwhelmed my life, and I had to have the same conversations over and over again with incredibly kind and patient friends to let enough of it go to function. I really appreciate your words.
from gallinula :
*thank you*
from sadgreeneye :
Hey, you're cool; I really like your writing. And more than that, I'm jealous of your view.
from gallinula :
Oh shit, I didn't see until just now that you have the last name of the pseudonym I was going to put on books if I anybody ever sought me out with a blank check. It's my mother's maiden name, actually.
from gallinula :
Hey, thanks so much for the kind words. I hope your thesis is in the barrel already. Hey, you being an art major, what do and your peers think of Shepard Fairey's work?
from ashesraven :
when did you leave me that note?
from gallinula :
you gonna start it?
from gallinula :
Ever since I read those Rilke letters some years ago, I wished in the snow that I could be the kind of man who could write letters like that.
from violent-sky :
thank you. i understand completely what you're saying. sometimes we just get caught up in the details & forget to see the whole picture. thanks hun. <3
from gallinula :
I betchew the Post-It note's definitely there. . . I will do meditations and prayers so that this is the One.
from gallinula :
Sounds like this semester has been awfully good to you. I'm happy you are.
from redrabbit :
hulo, hlao-roo, It's cool that you like Plague Dogs. What a dark, awesome movie. I like reading your diary. Did you do the drawing on the template? sincerely, em.
from gallinula :
I'm sad to hear about what happened with your grandmother's funeral, especially that there had to be one in the first place. I'm sorry. Wish you feel well.
from gallinula :
No, I haven't. I keep waiting to afford "David Boring" at the right moment. I wish libraries would instaurate a graphic novel section. Smart Gloves are basically CTS-prevention. I went this far as to get them, even thought they were somewhere approximating 15 bucks each, thinking they'd promote more and better writing. I have to be the judge of that, I keep saying -- or writing -- to myself. I'm glad you enjoyed reading about Ellen Cherry Charles. What a weird, funny Turkey-shaped tale. I wonder how strange this new book of his is. I saw it recently on the library bookshelf, but have put it off for an old copy of "World's End" by T.C. Boyle; "Wigfield" by Amy Sedaris & Friends; and "Cosmopolis", DeLillo's new one. Then the other day a coworker lends me his Groucho Marx bio -- somebody, this evening, approached me as I was reading it in the breakroom. After he asked me a question about books I reasoned with him that I felt I had to read as many in a month to compensate for the damage television has done. How on earth do you make it with 20 bucks a week? Living in the country, I have to spend that much in a day to get by, working in the city. Isn't that fucked? I hate it. . .
from gallinula :
Did you ever find occupation for the summer? What have you been up to, what has life been like? At the start of mine I bought a pair of Smart Gloves so I can write a lot faster -- too bad I can't wear them when I read, which is all I seem to be doing this year. Hmm. That's a first, as resolutions go.
from gallinula :
I hope you find a job soon -- yes, productive, I'd say more than having one of those boyfriends, at least the time it takes to get them. I'm also sorry that you've been feeling sick all week, too. Myself, I've recently been engaged with the same sense of head replacement, due to that one day I spent mowing the yard and the haze from Mexico had just started. Now things are slightly better. . . have a great weekend.
from gallinula :
I went to that catpower site to listen to the new album -- but the traffic's so bad, no way no how. One of these days I'm going to write.
from gallinula :
all I've been able to do is download a copy of "He War" from the new Cat Power record, which has been giving me the eeries since it sounds like a virtual register of this coworker girl's experience there at work. She's "not that hot new chick" anymore. . . but there's this guy there in master control who keeps assimiliating her attributes and detritus to his own.
from gallinula :
i hope your voice came back by now. . . take care. . .
from gallinula :
"plus all the assholes that went away to college will be back." -- you're hilarious!
from gallinula :
surely you'll find that place to be for the best of your time.
from gallinula :
I know what you mean -- in older wars, it always felt like like thousands of men died in a day; now it's like a micro-ministry of statistics. I feel so bad about all this. Especially since no matter where you go, logic at this time is skewered and trumped on the lone individual who wonders whatever happened to matters of forgiveness, whose very temperament of love rots seeing a dead soldier on any right or wrong side shielding their eyes from the death that's coming.
from gallinula :
I'm doing alright. A day is a sweep of things I thought I'd have more time for here and there. Today this friend from work tells the coffeegirl, who doesn't even know who I am, that I like her -- very junior high -- and that I'd drop in to introduce myself. On the very day I was broke filling my truck halfway with gas, maybe a dollar on me. But then I got to thinking that even if I did have the cents to go see her, what did I really have to offer? I am virtually unknown.
from gallinula :
it's nice, though -- it comes from one of my favorite movies. and sadly, reminds me of the last time I saw it: years agi with a long lost friend who I found out today is going to be dead of AIDS in a few weeks.
from gallinula :
"Skinny Legs and All", Tom Robbins. I'm just finishing it up myself, and it's "Good Omens" with more groove, and no angels.
from gallinula :
No, I'm positive none of the stations within distance carry his show. I think mainly because his art has been condemned here; there are enough valid reasons in Texas to be haunted, and the powers that be don't want to enthuse such an audience. If I could return the favor, may I suggest going to the graveyard (i.e., mp3.com) and picking out a single download: "The Overcoat", by Kid Dakota. If you and I are true friends along these wires, you will not be disappointed. Thank you for making my week. Have an excellent bookend to it.
from gallinula :
Well, the fact that you told me about it has some kind of effect on me, to say the least. Either William Gibson's right when he says the ecology of the online diary is deceptive because it is easily praised, or I may be on to something as wonderful as this Joe Frank that I am listening to now -- "Dreamland". I really enjoy his work (i.e., the latter). When I drive home Sunday nights out of the city, I tune in on a barely audible station from Houston that presents old time radio serials from the 40's. Joe Frank would be much better, keeping me awake on the road, not like The Shadow.
from gallinula :
are you reading "neverwhere" again, or for the 1st time? I almost once read through the whole thing last year when I was supposed to be busing tables, instead I was in this room we keep for the Rotary Club. It had that special ambiance to it, I couldn't help but enjoy the risk.
from gallinula :
i can't wait to find out how that guy's gonna react when he sees that dildo in his life once again. . . good story
from gallinula :
Hey, that cat's just taking care of business. Don't get after the poor thang.
from be-u-tea :
hey-u live in new york yes?lucky girl-i wanna go-are u from vegas or...-so this is all about questions-what are u going to school for?i'm into photography right now-the darkroom murdered me today-cats are funny-well i am as well just as scatterbrained-if u like bjork u should download this song by emiliana torrini if u have yet to hear called scatterbrain(the bjork correlation is because emilliana is from iceland too and she has a similar accent)<3
from gallinula :
I'm sorry that class right now's like pulling teeth. That exactly how I sounded when I started film school years back. But I don't think it was strength, or the will to power that kept me around people like that a lot longer: it was simply that I was going to school out-of-state. There were a few times I'd seriously begrudge the physicists of the world for not having figured teleportation devices by now; and I don't even like Star Trek. I just wanted a way not to experience this.
from wrongagain :
Lemon... I started out by pilling the skin off. I had to use a knife to get it started because I just cut my fingernails, yesterday I think it was. I like to cut them about once a week but that's another story. Well once I got the skin off, I started scraping at the white. You know, that white stuff that is stuck to the part you want to eat but doesn't taste all that great? I scraped every single little bit of that off. There were lots of little thread like veins there too. When you pull those off they come off with a lot of the white crap too. Then I busted that sucker open. Kind of like the “Chocolate Orange” commercial but not at all really because this lemon was neither a chocolate orange or frozen, so it was more like pulling open a normal orange. Upon prying the thing apart it sprayed my shirt and trousers, but I didn't bother changing my clothing because I currently have no one to impress joined to the fact that I'm now gainfully unemployed. Now with the lemon split in two pieces I began striping the inner sections apart, one by one, separating the seeds, and chewing the juice out of the flesh just to spit the remaining pulp into a paper-towel to be neatly disposed of in the trash. Come to think of it, I have no idea why that took me a hour.
from be-u-tea :
hello
from gallinula :
whazzamatter?
from letstakeanap :
:) thank you. I am working things out with my diary hopefully I'll be done this week.
from letstakeanap :
i need a lot of hugs in my every day...a lot
from letstakeanap :
if i am number -7 and you are number one... is that okay?
from gallinula :
Your photo-taking abilities shine through -- it looks like you should be doing album covers for Low, Windy & Carl, or Godspeed You Black Emperoror! Sorry to offend, that is, if you hate these bands. . .
from gallinula :
hmm yeah Cecelia sure sounds fun. just another conservative waiting to happen, I guess.
from gallinula :
OH SHIT! I'm sorry, I didn't realize that I had posted TWICE on that other entry. . .
from gallinula :
drawing skills above par. excellent! meanwhile, over the weekend the old summer intern shows up with his family, and it's all these people I went to school with, including the snobby trick from the good side of the traintracks that I was forced to dance with in one scene of the One Act Play we were both in. I hated to, but it was under duress that I got up, smiled, shook her hand. I went seven years without seeing her or the like, and in three year's time is our reunion: ssssiiiick.
from gallinula :
shit, all i did was hover upon a word processor, switching from that to the Adult Swim marathon on the screen -- quite pissed that they didn't even bother so much to have a COUNTDOWN! Even though it couldn't've been THAT hard, considering it wasn't even live to begin with. . . but a minute till the annual turn, I went outside with a bottle of Rolling Rock and the (last) resolutional cigarrette. Trying to think thoughts that won't lead me to another box of Pall Malls, ugh. Anyway, I'm glad that you're having fun these days, which you should be. take care, as always; be well.
from gallinula :
Happy New Year!
from kimyadawson :
thanks
from ashesraven :
i forgot how crazy you two are together i miss that more then i'll ever miss mud ......didn't even have to force a smile.
from gallinula :
yeah, I know, here I am 5ivestyle in the morning, Randy sqwonking like a little piggy through his dinner plate. but you sure did miss a great, wistful cartoon on CN (i.e., if you didn't change the channel eventually), the one with the grandfather squirrel talking about the meaning "goodwill towards men". it makes you want to break down and believe in something besides the eternal blame we place on our childhoods and parents. hope you enjoy your day. take care, be well.
from gallinula :
what's your favorite thing about christmas vacation? and the "getting up late" can't apply, of course, since it's a college perquisite. dig deep. explosive friendships and numbered evenings. . .
from gallinula :
who's your connection?
from gallinula :
yeah, actually, there's already a new Zero Girl 5 ish series. I got it a week and a half ago but still haven't given it any time. I probably will tonight, after I get back from the station. There was one even before ZG debuted -- it was called "Leggs". Some kid's rusty junk in the garage goes all Maxx-like. I never found a copy. . .
from gallinula :
me, oh well, been wondering if The Maxx will ever be made into a low-budget live action movie. what a fucking headtrip people will say it is.
from gallinula :
"Im rooting for every bad guy there is, otherwise this will never stop" -- you are sooo badass
from gallinula :
hello, how are you?
from gallinula :
"sometimes i think that they're scared they might turn ugly if they read a book, or thought about something besides how they looked." wow-- I like how you get this stuff out of you; I wish I knew. meanwhile, the flat lands are getting soaked like fuck!
from gallinula :
i like the new look.
from girlgenie :
life is a matter of a miracle that is collected over time by moments flabbergasted to be in each others presence. /// thanks for sharing a minute of yours with me and joining the waking life ring. // i love reading you. xo.bee
from gallinula :
damn, just one minute I'm on IM and you leave. mm, anyhow, hope your weekend's turning out fine. take care
from gallinula :
oh, that's easy -- just drink yourself into that oblivion, the desired effect.
from gallinula :
How are you?
from kimyadawson :
hi, i started a diary. maybe you'll like it.

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