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from boxx9000 :
MERRY CHRISTMAS. Peace, Love, Health & Happiness in 2009
from boxx9000 :
password please. My email addy is MzBee2008@yahoo.com (thanks)
from elgan :
If you're serious about buying a CD, email me and I'll give you an address to send a cheque to and you give me an address so I'll know where to send the CD to!
from boxx9000 :
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
from curious-me :
Hi there, I have been reading your diary for a little while now (I'm an archive junky). I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy your writing and I love your honesty. I've added you as a favourite so I look forward to reading more! Take care.
from bathtubmary :
i feel like i'm in the twilight zone myself, but with the yankees out of the running for the pennant, the team they're playing tomorrow is the one standing in our way! talk about the horns of a dilemma. xoxo, d
from boxx9000 :
South Carolina! WhEeee! email me at Mzbee2008@yahoo.com and I'll send you my snail mail addy. Thanks for the offer. My classroom kids LOVE getting postcards. I teach geography with them.
from poolagirl :
OMG! You just cracked my shit up with that comment about the voodoo puffie's eyes! OMG! You are one funny lady!
from yankee-chick :
I'm so glad to see you back!! And even more glad that you tracked me down. We do have a lot of catching up to do! {{hugs}}
from poolagirl :
Nice to see you back! And you will be zipping around on that scooter soon!
from elgan :
I'm so glad you left me that note. Welcome back, love!
from cocoabean :
i broke my ankle in Feb of 2007... I was non-weightbearing for 5 weeks, that gave me plenty of time to think.... if you have any questions, just email me, it might be a quicker way to catch up!
from cocoabean :
welcome back! errrr... this is the former chaosdaily
from polly-esther :
Haha, it's no big deal at all. It seems like so many people have left D-Land for Blogger or whatever, and I just have all of them bookmarked on my computer. I'm glad you liked my entry! Feel free to use it.
from forty-plus :
Congratulations to your son!
from chaosdaily :
and teaching them about making choices is about the best thing you can do. congrats to first born... one down, one to go.
from elgan :
Congratulations to Firstborn, and to you for holding up so well. I think these milestones are harder on us than on them. After all, how well do you remember *your* high school graduation? Probably not very well at all, but you will remember *his* forever!
from captvfirefly :
It's great to see you back! Congratulations on the 64 pounds! That's fantastic! And it sounds like you're really making progress in all aspects of your life. As for the business idea - it sounds great! I'd be interested in learning more about it - I'm a total mess ... although the new boyfriend (who moved in with me) has started to organize the hell out of me (which I definitely need). I'm still a work in progress. I'd love to help if I can! Email: irreverently at gmail dot com.
from yankee-chick :
So great to see you back! And I'm so glad things are working out so well with Hubby and your weight loss. {{{hugs}}} Good luck with your business. It sounds great and I wish you the best!
from elgan :
I am so glad you are back. And yes, I could benefit greatly from becoming organized. My problem is that I am incredibly resistant to change. If you can help me, you can probably help anyone.
from hissandtell :
Your prolonged absence can only mean one thing, darling: the evil scrapbookers have spirited you away, and you're neck-deep in acid-free cardstock, paper edgers, eyelets, brads and stickers! Do we need to stage an intervention here, missy? Love, R xxx
from boxx9000 :
WOW! You must have put in a lot of hard work to have lost so much weight. CONGRATULATIONS. What's your secret?
from elgan :
You go, girl!
from forty-plus :
Congratulations on the weight loss! Great job.
from chaosdaily :
its amazing to me that im 53 years old and never managed to "accidentally" leave my fingerprints at a crime scene.... and hes 17 and done it twice!
from drgeek :
Since my wife is an avid scrapbooker, I cannot in solidarity agree with those who say "EEEK!!! Scrapbooking!" I can say that scrapbooking is only there for those who are truly interested. Perhaps your husband should see the movie "Scrapped" (http://www.scrappedmovie.com) and decide if scrapbooking is for him. It isn't for me... but it is very nice that my life with Mrs. Geek is so very creatively and completely documented.
from forty-plus :
Oh my word, why do our guys think they need to arrange our interests and social schedules? They should go to the scrapbook party!
from hissandtell :
SCRAPBOOKING? Eeek! Better start building another room (or wing) right now to hold those new creations. (Seriously, have you ever seen such a waste of space?) Love, R xxx
from yankee-chick :
Great Job on the weight loss!! Don't get discouraged. It'll be hard not to eat out of boredom at the scout meeting, tho' won't it? I sure admire you for doing all that walking. I just can't make myself do it.
from forty-plus :
Working on okay is the best we can do sometimes. As far as the riding lessons - keep on keepin' on and be patient! :)
from yankee-chick :
Bless your heart! My thoughts are with you. Be strong!
from captvfirefly :
I'm so, so sorry. You most certainly are in my thoughts. Sending all the good vibes I can your way...
from polly-esther :
I'm so sorry for everything you're going through. You'll be in my thoughts.
from wifemotherme :
Your in my prayers.
from forty-plus :
The whole situation makes my heart ache.
from forty-plus :
I'm so jealous of your good walking weather! :)
from bathtubmary :
i HATE the way they are marketing that movie because the book is so wonderful and sad and even if the movie is mostly a true representation, it's misleading. the book is for kids i'd say 11 or older and the trailers look like a fantasy. sorry for your little guy and for you. xoox, d
from forty-plus :
Didn't read your review - I want to see the movie in the next couple days! I hope it was good.
from forty-plus :
Oh Lady! How alike our men are. We're saints.
from elgan :
Congrats on the weight loss. That's fabulous. My daughter's boyfriend's parents have twice gone down to New Orleans now as volunteers in the clean-up effort. It seems rather strange that people from all over the world are there working shoulder to shoulder when the army stands by to prevent mischief, not raising a finger to actually do anything--so different from the Canadian armed forces' work at home during times of disaster, like the flooding of the Red River in '92.
from forty-plus :
It's so sad we (as a country/government/those who should care) have not done more to repair the damage done in the South. P.S. Congratulations on doing so well on your wellness journey and welcome home!
from forty-plus :
Happy Anniversary and please don't let your head explode!
from elgan :
Congrats on the wedding anniversary.
from polly-esther :
I just realized you're updating again! Welcome back. Let me know if you need my password...
from elgan :
My husband has a way of turning it around so suddenly it's my fault. I find the best strategy is to simply ignore him most of the time. It's not nice, but at least it means I won't get into a fight with him over trivial things.
from chaosdaily :
i would say exactly what 40+ did. i once got "if you dont remember what i was wearing when i said that, obviously it didnt happen". hows that for picky??
from forty-plus :
Wow. Skipping the words of love and wanting it to work out, *I* could have written the latest entry. What are we going to do?
from captvfirefly :
Wow, your husband isn't a Virgo by any chance, is he? That whole thing about you needing to cite specific examples so he can pick them apart sounds SO MUCH like my ex-husband. That's kind of when I decided enough was enough - when there was no more kindness to him, no compassion, and nothing I said got through to him. I know it's not a good situation. I hope it gets better.
from oldmaid :
my husband always asks for specific examples, too, and it drives me up the wall. i can sit there and point out specific behaviors all day, but the problem is bigger than that, and more amorphous. in my case, he'll either try to justify his actions, or else he'll fix that one behavior, then act like a jerk in some other way, and act all wounded and confused when i get upset again. i feel the same way you do - it's his responsibility to treat me well, and not my responsibility to monitor his behavior.
from yankee-chick :
Sounds like you & I have alot in common with the hubby thing! Except mine would NEVER offer to cook. I might not mind cleaning up after him if I didn't have to plan, buy and cook every friggin meal. And I too have been 'trained' on sock folding, towel folding etc.. Give us a break, already!
from chaosdaily :
oh i can totally sympathize!!!
from red-wine :
But the people you see every day probably won't notice, it's too gradual. Once you get new clothes that hug the new figure they'll be amazed they didn't see it before!
from forty-plus :
Hang in there with the exercise and the weight will continue to come off. You notice and while it would feel really good for someone else to, you're the one who counts. I think you should go to the party - it's a great place to start again!
from chaosdaily :
go to the party! you will probably have a really good time...
from chaosdaily :
maybe it is pathetic, but thats what makes a lot of us come here.. you arent the only one who feels that way!
from forty-plus :
Sometimes we get through and other times we explore things we're passionate about. Life's seasons, that's all. I hope you find a direction that fills your spirit with joy.
from elgan :
I'm sorry you feel bored and boring. It sounds like you need a secret life, something to keep you interested apart from your family and job. For me, it's my internet friends. Without them, I really wouldn't have much of a social life. I admit most of them are less than half my age, but that helps to keep me young, as well as have a better relationship with my own kids. So there are benefits that slosh over the boundaries.
from hissandtell :
Elgan said exactly what I was going to say - that 15 pounds in four weeks is an excellent effort, and also a sensible enough amount that its loss will be permanent. Well done, you determined little thing, you! Love, R xxx
from elgan :
Fifteen pounds in four weeks is fantastic. Excellent work.
from chaosdaily :
does he like shopping? if not, go window shopping!
from captvfirefly :
I know exactly what that "I am so damn bored, but I have plenty to do"/lack of motivation thing feels like. I'm right there with you. One of these days I REALLY need to organize my closets (In February it will be 2 years I've been in my condo, and yet my closets are both disaster areas), and let's not even mention work stuff. Ugh. And working together and losing weight together can get to be a bit much, although when you work together and live together, it makes it harder to find your own personal space. I wish I had some suggestions; all you can do is talk to him about it and see what he says. Maybe he feels the same way?
from elgan :
My husband uses our dining room table in exactly the same way: it's his own personal filing system. But he's the one who wants to get rid of it and put a baby-grand piano in the dining room instead. Now tell me, if he does this, where is he going to throw his junk, on top of the piano? Oy.
from elgan :
I am so happy that a) I'm not American and bombarded with State of the Union addresses on a regular basis; b) our Canadian politicians rarely address the public unless it's during leadership debates or there's something really important that has to be broadcast; and c) I don't watch television on principle. Also, regarding the previous matter, i.e. your lack of sex drive, a friend of mine also had a radical hysterectomy and said that she had lost all desire for sex. That was a while ago. I don't know if it's returned or not. Another woman I know said that she continued to have sex throughout that period of her life, even though she didn't really want it, and after a while, her desire returned to what it had been before. I guess all women are different.
from drgeek :
You might just try some brisk walking instead of approximate jogging. Low heart rate burn from walking always helps burn fat, with less impact on the joints... as least for me.
from elgan :
The weight loss should help your sex drive, I know I always feel sexier when I'm thinner. On the other hand, you're not entering an early perimenopause, are you? That too can cause your desire for sex to dry up. Are you taking the birth control pill? My doctor put me on that when I was experiencing excessive menstrual bleeding, and I didn't even want to be touched, let alone screwed. Needless to say, I went off it after six months or so, much to my husband's relief. (The bleeding had improved too.) Have you talked to your doctor about this? It's not like it's a life threatening situation, but it doesn't help either. Good luck with the bathroom.
from chaosdaily :
he caught a tremendous amount of heat for pardoning nixon, too. actually, nixon had pretty much ended vietnam so ford didnt do much there, and with nixon gone, so was watergate. ford might have been a good president, but it was the pardon that did him in.
from chaosdaily :
thanks for adding me, ive added you. im working my way through your entries, so if your stats show an increase, its me!
from drgeek :
Happy New Year! Glad to see that you're back... and with a lovely new template, too!
from bathtubmary :
yay! you've been missed. xoxo, d
from hissandtell :
I adore you, I've missed you awfully and I'm so glad you're back. Love, R xxx
from elgan :
Hurrah! I'm so happy to hear that you're back. Happy New Year!
from elgan :
Sandy, I was thinking about you recently. If you feel like getting in touch with me, I would love to hear from you. I hope all is well with you and yours.
from killsbury :
I don't know if you still read these, but I still think of you and hope you and your family are having a wonderful Christmas. *Cat
from elgan :
I’m really sorry that you are no longer gracing the pages of Diaryland with your lovely prose. I miss you. Have a very happy Happy and a merry Merry, and hopefully you will return in one guise or another, or even password protected if need be.
from oldmaid :
oh my! i'm sorry you were found! i hope you keep writing!
from hissandtell :
So sorry to hear you're moving on to greener pastures, darling. Please let me know when you decide to return - I shall miss you. Love, R xxx
from killsbury :
I hope your cocktail party didn't swallow you up. Miss you *Cat
from almostaflake :
Hey there lady - you might have noticed..i'm password protected. BIG GUY found my diary. Not sure what's next blog wise..SO, if I start a new diary, or decide to keep writing in my current (password protected) I'll drop you a note. IN THE MEANTIME..I'll keep reading ya and wishing you the best. TAKE CARE (write me any time at almostaflake-deletethispart-@hotmail.com
from oldmaid :
nope, annie is a theatre student in her early 20's, and is from ohio, as far as i know. coincidentally, though, the brother-in-law she's visiting this weekend is somewhere in the carolinas. weird.
from elgan :
Thanks for your note. I appreciate the moral support.
from sexploration :
hey babe, i tried to send something to your diaryland email, and it came back with errors. Can you contact me? AngelSaysNo@gmail.com. Hugs, Gina Marie
from sexychelle :
Love the diary often read but always something comes up so thought while its quiet here I will drop you a couple of lines keep up the excellant writing
from annanotbob :
Just wanted to say I've been reading you with great interest and feel I'm much better informed than I would have been without your input. Thank you for the links to articles that support your views. From here (UK) it's always hard to make sense of anything Bush does, but this defies any concept of leadership. Wishing you all the best and especially good health.
from drgeek :
Hello to you too. It's been too long since I checked in either. Regarding New Orleans, people often seem to build cities where they shouldn't be built: in the middle of deserts (like Las Vegas), on Earthquake fault lines (Los Angeles, San Francisco), and in the shadow of volcanoes (too many to mention.) New Orleans is just a spectacular example. I recall hearing a commentator this morning say that this is the first disaster of its kind in a century; as the San Francisco earthquake occured in 1906, I would say that the observation is almost exactly correct. Will New Orleans rebuild or will it be permanently diminished by this experience? I don't know... I hope the former. There has been some personal good news: a couple Mrs. Geek and I know that left for New Orleans last Thursday to visit family (her parents) in the New Orleans suburbs have turned up safe. They ended up joining the mass Exodus from the city on Saturday night and drove to a brother's home in Dallas. The parents have a long road to go though -- they lived in a neighborhood near where one of the levees broke.
from ashahands :
hey ~ thanks for the kind words! i'm glad you enjoyed the entry. i'm glad to hear you are beginning to feel better! the physical recovery will take more time but i'm happy to hear your mind is clearing and you are able to work from home at last. my best wishes for a complete recovery! have a good one!
from poolagirl :
Hey lady-bug! Thanks for linking me! I'm reading through your archives now - and I wanna go steady too! FAVE!
from neko-carre :
Hi! Bo is *supposedly* getting a new computer at home sometime soon. But she's been lazy. I keep bugging her about it too. She'll be here in less than two weeks. I'll make her update from here!
from realsnoopy :
I enjoy your writing. Your right, we are all looking for acceptance here. I am new here and it's nice to read the honesty. Makes you feel like your not alone!
from oldmaid :
hey, thanks for the note! unfortunately, i think my anonymouse viewer was someone who was trying to hide their tracks - it showed up in my stats as coming from http://anonymouse.org/. probably it was something harmless, but still! yikes!
from wildrosie :
Good heavens, with as busy as you are with the conference, I hope you didn't waste too much time on my archives! Then again, I hope you enjoyed yourself too! ~Rosie~
from elgan :
For my review of Fan4, go to http://elgan.diaryland.com/10_jul_05.html and follow the link at the bottom of the entry.
from ashahands :
Thanks for your kind words! I'm so glad you're back to posting. I loved your fishing entry! Rock out with the fishing nets and hand me down poles! Take care!
from hissandtell :
You're back! I'm so excited I feel like a dog with two tails, or a man with two penises, or something. I can't wait to catch up on what you've been writing since I was away, darling. Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
I'm sorry. I'll miss you awfully. Love, R xxx
from neko-carre :
You're so right about the emotional ups & downs of house buying. My realtor & I went and looked at one today, and even though it was a beautiful house, I just felt scared. It's too soon. I'm still tender. I'm not ready to get all involved again. Oy. Roller coaster!
from elgan :
Happy Mother’s Day, Ladybug!
from oldmaid :
i'm so glad that you are finally getting some answers! even if there isn't really a fix, it must be a huge relief just to know what's been going on!
from polly-esther :
That's a sweet thing to say -- thank you. By the way, I'm sorry about your recent back troubles. I used to read your diary, but the last template was hard for me to read and I have the vision of a 70-year-old so i kind of got out of the habit. This layout is much easier on the eye...Thumbs up.
from neko-carre :
Thank you for your house advice, S! You have such a gorgeous home, so that gives me hope that since it worked out so well for you, the same will happen for me. I really appreciate the note. Makes me feel much better. :)
from elgan :
If you have been sending email to my yahoo account (the one in my diary) I don't know if I'm getting it or not. There hasn't been any mail in the account in ages, including junk mail. But I do get the email you send to my hotmail account. I have another account at work if you are concerned about it.
from elgan :
I know lots about McGill. It is an excellent school for many things. Email me and tell me more details and I'll see what I can find out for you. xxoo
from elgan :
Oh my you poor baby! I hope you're feeling better and this business doesn't need surgery to solve it. Good luck!
from ladybug-red :
OK so I just now realized I am not getting any comments. Apparently my gold membership expired and every attempt I have made to renew it has been met with a stupd message that my request cannot be processed. I will continue to try and curse and curse some more and perhaps I can get this thing back in working order!
from hissandtell :
Yes! I've missed you awfully. Actually, I keep leaving you messages in your comments section, forgetting it's not working, and then wondering why they get swallowed up and never seen again. Anyway, it goes without saying that I'm sending all my positive thoughts and best wishes your way and hoping life become as pain-free as possible for you very soon. Take care, darling. Love, R xxx
from liviasgarden :
Everything positive I can muster is headed your way.
from neko-carre :
Okay, okay, I spilled! :-D (Oh, and P.S. I have dark circles too. Unfortunately, they're hereditary. Thanks, Dad. I've never been able to lose 'em. Makeup looks too much. Tanning helps, but I don't recommend tanning. Self-tanner perhaps. Or just experiment with different color eye shadows. Some colors detract from eye circles.)
from bathtubmary :
*clink* congrats. i'm always so happy when i see your name lit up in red. xoxo, d
from ashahands :
I'm glad you enjoy it. I really enjoy your diary as well. I look forward each day to your latest entry. Thanks for the lovely note!
from elgan :
Did you get my email, by the way?
from polly-esther :
Thanks for the dog food tip! I ended up buying her Iams but she doesn't seem too thrilled about it. Maybe your kind will spark her interest.
from drgeek :
Hey, I was out shopping at a nearby upscale food market last night when I came across Redwood Valley's "Ladybug Red Old Vines". I was sorely tempted to buy it and see how good it is... but I already dropped some money on wine this week and I can't spend more. Here's the URL for Ladybug Red at the winery's web site: http://www.lolonis.com/WineDetail.cfm?WineID=133
from drgeek :
Hey, I was out shopping at a nearby upscale food market last night when I came across Redwood Valley's "Ladybug Red Old Vines". I was sorely tempted to buy it and see how good it is... but I already dropped some money on wine this week and I can't spend more. Here's the URL for Ladybug Red at the winery's web site: http://www.lolonis.com/WineDetail.cfm?WineID=133
from almostaflake :
Hey there - Loved the pic - you are CUTE so there! Anyway - I loved your thoughts on self concept. That's something I think about alot. When I see a picture of myself and it totally takes me a back.."do I really look like that!" AND, when you spoke of getting that realistic view. What is real anyway? Isn't it most important to be joyful and happy (which comes when we're truly at peace with ourselves)? Aren't people automatically attracted/drawn to self confident people? Isn't there that extra 10% of attractiveness when the person acts as if they are, and hold themselves that way? It's just so interesting. And what do others really see? I remember when BigGuy gained - I think..80lbs, he is very big, so we knew he had gained weight, but he wasn't repulsive or anything. BUT then we got some pics and we were BOTH like.. THAT DOES'NT LOOK LIKE YOU (ME). But did it and it was just I saw him every day and I looked at him through the eyes of love? WEIRD..... ALSO, I think I had the SAME EXCACT reaction to S-hrek that you described. I seemed to be the only one bothered out of everyone I knew by the subtle messages that film sent regarding the "idea" of beauty. Didn't Fiona look like many women you know (I mean except for the green part). I'm rambling, sorry. Just really intrigued w/your thoughts today. (or a few days ago...sorry, just catching up!)
from neko-carre :
You still have red hair, right? If so, those tips definitely still apply for all colors of red. And like I said, the auburn eyebrow pencil is key!
from neko-carre :
Oops, I meant "the same hair color could look terrible on one person and GOOD on another." Sheesh.
from neko-carre :
I'm liking my hair color very much these last coupla days, but even if I didn't, the same color could look terrible on one person and bad on another. It's very much depended on the individual. But as far as makeup tips? The number one thing is get yourself a good eyebrow pencil for redheads. I'm using an auburn one by MAC that I LOVE! Pink eyeshadow also looks fabulous. Stick with pinks and peachy colors. Play with your lipstick. Mauve looks good on me with this hair color, but I have a hard time branching out with my lipstick. Even though I've changed my hair color a lot, I have about twenty of the exact same color lipstick!
from firstgirl :
Hi! Thanks for leaving me the note about the password situation. Please email it to me! (thefirstgirl@gmail.com) Thanks!
from neko-carre :
What the frick?! So it's someone you know, but you don't know who? How crude, man. Don't worry, locking is the best thing to do and it's very liberating too. I'm still with ya.
from ashahands :
Thanks for the note, wishing you luck with finally ridding yourself of the stalker. I have also deleted the message accordingly from my notes. Cheers.
from elgan :
Thank you for your note. I have deleted it, for fear that if you truly are being stalked, whoever is doing it is not above reading notes you have left others as well. Good luck.
from candoor :
happy new year :)
from dicentrah :
Mmm. New design. Nice. Thanks for the note. I am trying hard to take pleasure in the small things. Nice to have the whole place to yourself in the photo, there.
from almostaflake :
I hope your holiday is AMAZING. Thanks again for sharing your life w/me (US). Peace to you and your family.
from liviasgarden :
Merriest of Christmas wishes to you, rugrat, teenchild and hubby :)
from drgeek :
hey red... sorry that I haven't been keeping up on my reading of your diary of late. you have my sympathies about being sick and letting things fall apart... my wife comments that I've been sick at this time of year in the three Decembers that she's known me. Relax... it will all soon be over.
from almostaflake :
Hey dahlin... a big hug sent your way. I'm glad your "hell" week is over and hope sincerely you are all on the mend. Thanks for chiming in the other day - I'm glad to read you've survived. Peace chiquita.
from liviasgarden :
Sending healing thoughts your way. I hope you're all okay.
from josquin :
Heh heh, if such sacrifices are necessary, I suppose I'll have to make them... :-)
from liviasgarden :
I hope your birthday was a happy one, even if it didn't involve drunken nudity with strangers ;) Best of best wishes; Cat
from almostaflake :
Hey sistah - could i get your amazing insights into my work situation? (Check today's entry) Drop me a line. THANKS!
from bolashley :
YIKES!!! Dang, that dude is really off his rocker. Not that it's practical or possible - but why don't ya' move out here?
from bolashley :
I'm definitely not happy at all - and I know the experience of having the voting machine laugh at me all too well. Especially where I live in Santa Monica (affectionately called The Peoples Republic of Santa Monica – there’s a sign and everything. In one election, I think it was a primary, they had two stalls off in a corner marked republican and 20 stalls marked Democrat. The stares of hatred bore through us as we walked to our corner.) More than anything I feel frustrated that *this* is what the party I affiliate with has turned into. I think I saw that you read Wicked-Sezzy too, she’s written about her beliefs so well and I agree with her in many ways. I try to maintain hope that the entire party hasn’t turned into a bunch of bible thumpin’ super-conservative freaks – did you hear about that one pol that doesn’t want single moms teaching in schools? Argh!! What an idiot! I’m still shocked that Bush won – I was certain he wouldn’t.
from bathtubmary :
hey ma'am - could you email me when you get a chance? yanoveldawnATyahoo dotcom. thanks. xo, d
from drgeek :
Your last political rant for a while reminds me of a statement attributed to Lyndon Johnson during the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: "we have lost the South for a generation".
from neko-carre :
Hey you. Just popping in to say hello too. Thinking of you, my friend. :)
from almostaflake :
You know..if you were closer (geographically) - we could be GREAT friends. I spent my whole teen years trying to compete w/women and now I know - they're the only ones who can really understand. I love my girlfriends - and they're all much to far away. I'm here for ya lady (I LOVE reading your diary) if you ever want to chat FEEL FREE to drop me an email and I'll get ya my yahoo name. (Almostaflake-removethispart-@hotmail.com) You're not pathetic by the way. YOU ROCK!!! You're one of my HEROS!
from bolashley :
You just summed up my EXACT thoughts on doctors. Well said.
from neko-carre :
Yep, I'll still be on Diaryland, updating from New York. Weeee! And thank you so much for the compliment, my dear. I'm tellin' ya... it's the scarf. ;)
from pandionna :
For the life of me, I don't know why I didn't do this sooner, but I'm reading your diary and thinking, "for the life of me, I don't know why I didn't do this sooner." Wow, good stuff!
from bolashley :
I can totally relate to your note. I was once on a business trip staying at the most beautiful resort (Palmilla in Cabo it totally rocks!) And instead of enjoying my one night alone before all the bankers got there by partying it up at the resort - I ordered room service. And went to bed early. I could have charged damn near anything to the company and yet I ordered soup and watched stupid teen movies on the TV. I understand, is all.
from hissandtell :
Awww, baby, you know you don't need an invitation. Just call ahead (so I can vacuum your room and change the sheets and hide the sex toys - yes, yes, yawn, that old chestnut again). I'll fire up the blender, shall I? You bring the cabana boy. Love, R xxx
from elgan :
Whenever you want!
from dangerspouse :
Hey babe, thanks for the great note at my place - you had me cracking up with the "don't use your own judgement" line!! Hehee, yeah, diamonds would be appropriate I guess...but I swore a vow of poverty by becoming a radio announcer. Maybe some shiny plastic beads - they're doing wonderful things with them now. And she's not very bright, so they might fool her. "Ooh, a whole BAG of diamonds! Why are they so light...?" LOL, thanks again! (Oh, and I loved your "Patrick" entry - very poignant. So well written.)
from neko-carre :
What a great influence to have! ;) I'm normally a home body, so when I feel like going out, I do it right! Yaaay! Now go get laid!
from almostaflake :
Pheewww, what a powerful entry today. Your sharing is sooo brave. I watched Monster this weekend and (partly)credit the hopelessness of her cause to my cheery disposition today. Your rationale of protection was COMPLETELY understandable. You as a child are made to feel dirty, which carries with you as a stain. Ugh...the ugliness.... I appreciate you stopping by and leaving me a note. You are such a powerful woman. I love your diary.....GO YOU!!!! Say hi to FLA for me :)
from themarassa :
I found this in Hiss' diary notes:"Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable." Maybe it means that you really should tell men the truth, but not women. I love these signs, but can't help puzzling over them for miles and miles. My personal favorite sign was in Arkansas: " Abortion kills... see the world's largest prairie dog" No idea what the two had to do with each other, but I haven't been to church in years, so things might have changed to include rodents without me knowing.
from dicentrah :
Hey, I'd be more than happy to help where I can. I'm a big fan of sharing my geekiness! And my picture shyness hasn't gone away yet. I'm just putting my discomfort on a back burner. But that could be said about my entire diary, I suppose...
from neko-carre :
You crack me UP!! :-D
from bolashley :
Ahhhhh!! Best watch your back...I think you're onto something with that Monkey Theory. Avoid white vans and men in black suits at all costs. (I know. I'm weird.)
from neko-carre :
I *told* ya! ;) Glad it's working for you. New nail polish wearers should always get that stuff or you'll never want to wear polish because it chips too fast. So, yay!
from neko-carre :
Sweetie, you are effing AWESOME, and you know it! You know you're job and you're terrific at it. You're charismatic and well-spoken. Even though you may not *feel* confident, you radiate it anyway. Now take a deep breath, pull your shoulders back, be strong, and GO GET 'EM!
from elgan :
Happy Mother’s Day, sweet stuff!
from wifemotherme :
happy Mothers Day!!!
from elgan :
Ha ha, that's what I'm afraid of, that she'll clean my house and put things away where I'll never ever find them again! Thanks for your note, you're a sweetie-pie.
from neko-carre :
I too have the teeth-falling-out-dream. It's supposed to mean you're worried about a loss of permanence. Which makes sense. ~ Wow, congrats on the speaking thing! You'll pull it off wonderfully. ~ Your hubby didn't turn colors? Ooh, he was lucky!
from bolashley :
I have that teeth falling out dream sometimes. I wish I knew what it meant too.
from josquin :
You should spend a day or two brushing up your speech, which should come back easily (because you have already put the work in), and spend the fee on luxuries for yourself. If it's a free gig, only do it if you'll have fun doing it.
from neko-carre :
Okay, EW! ;) But I'm glad you got to dress up and be girly! I LOVE doing that!
from betchy :
hey, i just found your diary and have been having loads of fun reading it!!! i'm quite new so am reading random peoples diaries at the mo'!! only read the most recent few, as only have access at work, so havent had time to read them all, but have enjoyed the ones i have read, and have added you to my favourites. hope that is ok!!! check mine out if you get a chance, take it easy x
from neko-carre :
I was once called "pale and unattractive" by my first boyfriend and his best friend. I was only 17 at the time and still needed to find my "look" but I proceeded to completely obsess about looking the way my boyfriend liked. Fucking ridiculous! I look back on pics of me now and yes, at times I was pale (but on purpose - I was a fanatic about having perfect porcelain skin) but the only time I was unattractive was AFTER I turned into the granola girl he wanted. Of course it never occured to me that the only women those two guys really thought pretty were strippers. I was so naive and stupid. And now? Yes, I may be pale (again, on purpose - I want young skin for as long as possible, thank you!) but I'm certainly not unattractive. Chubby, yes, but never unattractive. ;) I guess what I'm trying to say is, what one person thinks about you does not make it so.
from elgan :
If you've seen the first one and were totally grossed out by it, the second one is surprisingly tame. Sure, there are some extremely violent bits and some very disturbing stuff, like being buried alive, but it does wrap up quite well what it started in volume one. If you should see it or not depends on how much you really want to tie up the loose ends and answer the questions posed by the first one. Great art it is not.
from neko-carre :
Ha! There was an entire "Sex & the City" episode about Steve having a ball removed and how he felt like less of a man and Miranda was like, "Dude! One ball, three balls - women can't tell a difference!" Oh, and I believe women DO have these appendages that seem disassociated from the rest of the body. BREASTS. At least mine feel that way. I mean, they don't hang all loose like balls do, but I definitely feel they are two big add-ons that are always in my way. Good thing my hubby likes ‘em, or I’d seriously consider surgery. ~ Your hubby will be just fine. Just coo at him a lot. He’ll be a big baby. Huh – men have no idea what pain is.
from neko-carre :
As you probably know, my hubby had the Big V (or what we like to call "The Cure"). The procedure itself was seriously ten minutes. Super easy. Afterward, yes, he was sore and yes, things did turn colors. But in about four to six days, he was back to his old virile self. BE SURE he goes back in for his check up (in about a month, I think). He's not "fixed" until he gets that verified.
from neko-carre :
Hey, wow! Just like the movie "16 Candles"! Except... 15.
from drgeek :
Regarding my inactivity in posting comments for a few days, it would take more than a change in template for me to give up on reading your lovely diary.
from neko-carre :
Well, you are kind of gaining a hobby with your new venture into fashion. You could expand that by going to a salon or day spa once a week and getting a mani/pedi or a massage, etc. That would give you a relaxing hobby AND give you some time to yourself.
from neko-carre :
Just a forewarning: it's not your typical Hollywood movie. It's very arty. If you like that kind of film, you will LOVE this. If not, you might go, "That was weird."
from dicentrah :
We bought On Writing for my father-in-law for Christmas and he was less than impressed. You'll notice this stopped me *not at all* from buying it. I'm looking forward to digging in. I read the first 4 short chapters in the store... :)
from bolashley :
The only thing really to say, "Oh. My. God." That's *the* most bizarre dating story I've ever heard. Any idea what became of him?
from neko-carre :
How could someone "pretend" to be dead? Did he have his parents call you and say "he died"? And wouldn't there have been a funeral to attend? This is all very curious. (And then to have the nerve to call you later! What a stupid FUCKER!)
from oldmaid :
oh my god, those were funny!
from bolashley :
Diapers? And I'm totally dying (heeheee) laughing about Donnie. Too freakin' funny.
from neko-carre :
That guilt feeling. Oh yes. Fortunately I have no reason to ever, ever cheat on my darling hubby, but I cheated on previous boyfriends and, ouch. I'm sure I gave myself an ulcer or two. But now, heck - if I even DREAM about another guy, I feel that twinge of guilt.
from hissandtell :
Strawberries and cream - oh, you naughty, wicked girl. (I'd type more if I could get these damned wrist restraints off.) Have fun! Love, R xxx
from legalbeagle :
Thanks for the note about our image-hosting-lady person!! I hope it's fixed soon. And I can't believe you're not on my buddy list yet - duh! I'm changing that, stat!
from neko-carre :
I'm the same way with shutting down when the magnitude of all the responsibilities of the weekend back me into a corner. Then I end up having a suuuuuper relaxing weekend that teeters on boredom and then Monday comes and I have to go yet another week without having gotten my responsibilities done. It's a viscious circle. I'm kinda battling that one today. But I was able to jump out of bed before I could even *think* about it and I tore the bed covers off (because one of the tasks I've been putting off for weeks is to take the linens to a laundromat) and I'm just gonna keep going until I'm spent. I hope I get a lot done. If I get some vacuuming/sweeping done, then I'll have RULED!
from neko-carre :
Yay, you noticed my shoes! Those were vintage Saks Fifth Avenue. And I am ALWAYS up for talking shoes! ;)
from neko-carre :
"When you are alone and wishing to find that special someone to cuddle up with on a Friday night, you tend to take for granted that you can also wake up at 10:00 am on Saturday and eat pickles for breakfast." WOW, that is SO true! I was single for three years and at the time it was hard, but later I realized I was really loving being just ME alone.
from neko-carre :
Hey, I like the new layout. I like the larger entry area.
from neko-carre :
"Killed in a tragic farming accident"?? Yeowch. Sounds gory. ~ Your house sounds fabulous! I luuuuurve antique homes.
from dangerspouse :
What? You think that if I was surrounded by babes who were all tugging at their undies and contemplating getting liquored up, that I would CONCENTRATE ON POETRY?! Give me SOME credit for having testicles, please! Besides, I'm not a swooner anyway. I'm a heckler. It's a professional conceit. :)
from carriem :
Thanks for the support, it's been rough, but all i can hope for is time and maybe tie into that bottle of kahlua ;) But things can only get better :) Thanks for the kind words and for checking in on me :)
from neko-carre :
Oooh, good job on the nails! And, WHY are clowns still around?? Who *does* like them? Nobody, that's who.
from hissandtell :
I think you're incredibly brave. I wasn't, and that's why I stuck to dogs...
from dicentrah :
I tried to be the first to defrock your guestbook, but there's an error there...At any rate, I'm glad you stopped by. I don't mind you lurking around...but don't be shy at all...
from bolashley :
I'm jelous too. No vaca anytime soon for me either. Yes, a cybervaca would be very nice.
from elgan :
Thanks for dropping in. I like your solution with the signature.
from neko-carre :
BWAAHAHAHAHA! Yeah! You tell 'em!
from dangerspouse :
I...I have a terrible confession to make: I too have lesbian fantasies sometimes. Yes, it's true *sob*. I feel like I should seek out a 12-step group. "Hi, my name is Dangerspouse and I want to have sex with women." But...what if my wife found out?! I'd be ruined. So I keep it to myself. I can't tell you how much I admire that you've come out to us here. And btw, I ain't as picky as you. Send me the boobless blonde, please. Thanks. (Oh, and thanks for the great note over at my place! Next time that happens though, just tell your hubby it was vegetable porn. All us guys think you ladies fantasize about cucumbers anyway. He'll buy it.) Ciao!
from hissandtell :
Oops! I just found my previous note to you. I remember now - I was wide awake at 3 am reading your diary. Nice work.
from hissandtell :
Hello - thanks for your note. You've been on my favourites list for a little while, but I don't know if I've had the manners to introduce myself yet. I think I found you through dangerspouse, the old introduction agency that he is. Anyway, I do enjoy your diary very much. Love, R xxx
from ittybittycat :
I saw one of your banners. You have a really nice diary :)
from carriem :
Thanks hun!! I figure if i am depressed, i may as well appear happy :)
from neko-carre :
S - just go on this business trip. That will allow you to get away for a bit. Come back & work things out. You're gonna be okay. Take care, love.
from neko-carre :
Oh man. I'm so sorry things are sucking so bad for you right now. I'm thinking of you, S.
from neko-carre :
I'm proud of you that you can see the difference between a "bad" kid and a "normal" kid. And I think you're right in disagreeing with your hubby about his restrictions. I'm not a parent, but I *was* a good kid with a harsh step-father and a mother who knew better but never stood up for me. That made me hate my step-dad and be angry and resentful towards my mom. And at 14, I started lying because they made it clear that they didn't trust me anyway. Stick to your guns, Ladybug!
from dangerspouse :
It may creep YOU out, but I wanna see that pic of your mom giving your dad head!! Waddaya say? Name your price, baby! :)
from neko-carre :
Answer: No, 9 a.m. is not too early to start drinking. That's what mimosas and bloody marys are for!
from hissandtell :
Hello - I just found your diary through a note you left at dangerspouse's. And since I'm wide awake at 4.00am, I've just read all your back entries and loved them! Love R xxx
from dangerspouse :
Hey grumpy bitch, I just WISH I was as good looking as Gollum. Oh well, at least I don't go two weeks without getting any (us guys can always resort to rape in a pinch). Thanks for the great note at my place - hope your paper bag doesn't get too soggy today!
from dangerspouse :
I don't think my "adoring public" would have noticed if the phone was a bright yellow and blue Playskool model with a neon "TOY PHONE" sign attached. And it's not because I distracted them with my god-like visage. They were just all inbred to the point of being insensate. But thanks for the note! :)
from neko-carre :
Hi. I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. :( I'm thinking of you. Oh, and I'm still thinking about our next level of fashion direction for ya. By the way, this is a typical conversation with my mom.... (She never comes right out and tells me the reason she’s calling – which is, she wants something. Instead, she plays Twenty Questions:) Mom: What are you doing? Me: Working. Mom: Oh, how long do you have to work for? Me: Probably 5. Mom: Is Dave picking you up? Me: Yeah. Mom: Then what are you gonna do? Me: We’re going to a party. Mom: Oh, really? How long does the party last? Me: I don’t know. Mom: What are you doing after that? Me: Mom, WHAT IS IT?!
from drgeek :
Thank you for your lovely note... coming from you, I'll take the phrase "Damn!" to be a distinct compliment.
from shortst101 :
Your not a bad parent for questioning whether or not your youngest child should play t-ball or not after having gone though it with an older child. I too am struggling with the fact that my youngest son will now be playing t-ball in a few weeks and the fact that my oldest son is playing baseball too and wondering how in the world i'm ever going to survive it with 2 kids running me in different directions. Anyway, how old are your kids?
from dangerspouse :
Hey, don't worry if you wet yourself. I'll just have NewWifey stop over and clean you up after she's done here. Thanks for the great note! :)
from dangerspouse :
Hiya! I just saw you've added me to your list. Thanks mucho! Ok, enough platitudes: what kind of fine wines are we talking here? Are you really an oenophile, or was that just a good looking thing to add to your profile? I need to know, dammit! :)
from blackpanty :
Thanks for joining the mind-speak ring! :)
from neko-carre :
Ouch - that's tough. I can understand your resentment, but friendships are weird, aren't they? They're like little disfunctional families. My oldest friend and I have hurt each other many times while we were growing and learning about ourselves. There were many times when I wrote her out of my life. But there's always something about an old friend that always brings you back to them. We are night & day different now, but we still put some effort into our friendship. However, I live *my* life first and foremost - as does she. Good luck with yours.
from oldmaid :
thanks for adding me! i got to your diary through a banner click, and really enjoyed it!
from neko-carre :
Hi! Who are you? I'm sure I already know, but it's not coming to me.

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