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from annanotbob2 :
Sending a hug. Just cos x
from jimbostaxi :
A place just outside the city so you can have the best of both worlds. A garden and the busyness of a metropolis. Just dropped in to say hi.
from annanotbob2 :
I was going to ask for your Instagram till I read the bit about people asking you stuff, so I'll just leave mine here and if you fancy following me I'll follow you back but if you'd rather not then no worries! @annam46
from annanotbob2 :
Downward facing dog isn't about heels on the floor, but about pushing up and back through your bum to n lengthen and straighten your back. Although I don't know why I even say that as every yoga teacher seems to say something different. Glad you're doing it - I swear it's saving my life. xx
from jimbostaxi :
My deepest condolences on the loss of your grandmother.
from ladyofjazz :
Ah yes, have heard that tip before. Thanks for reminding me. Though don’t think I’m gonna write anything now. Too much to do!
from annanotbob2 :
They reckon if you want to write about people you know, change something that will throw them off the scent, something physical, the occupation. If you’re a tall blond lab technician you won’t spot yourself as a short, overweight, ginger hairdresser, even if their personal infuriating characteristics are yours to the letter. Just write! Xx
from jimbostaxi :
I think being self-conscious about comedy or anything put in our blogs is normal. No matter what you post the only one that needs to like it is you. I have been trying to be more diverse on what I post here that's why I did a poem. Even though I had anxiety about posting it here I decided to go for it. :)
from annanotbob2 :
I love that you're like me - too much to do - lots of plans. I'm so glad I'm not bored and just filling in time. Today at any rate. xx
from annanotbob2 :
Hello - good to hear from you. I've been thinking of you being in Madrid - I have other friends in Spain so I know it's been really shit. Take care - love and hugs xx
from annanotbob2 :
xxxx
from jimbostaxi :
The whole situation with the virus is turning the world upside down. It is definitely a chore to keep one's sanity with everything in flux. Stay safe :)
from annanotbob2 :
Thank you so much for leaving a note - I was going to leave one with you asking how you were but when I arrived at your notes page I felt like a stalker. Lol. It is weird and scary but we can manage somehow. Your band sounds fabulous - I love the idea of mixed language - I have an El Salvadorean friend who is proper fluent in English - just got a Phd at Sheffield - and I chat to her with all the Spanish I have filled in with English. Hugs xx
from annanotbob2 :
Is your film Klaus? Good luck - hope you win! x
from annanotbob2 :
I never felt European till I went to the US, then I realised I am. I hate being out of the EU but hope to be back in asap. Best wishes xx
from annanotbob2 :
14/01 Good luck - wishing you all the best xx
from raven72d :
Fingers crossed for you that the Brexit nightmare will resolve itself. Glad to hear that the job in Spain is going well.
from annanotbob2 :
16/11/18 You're right, it's total shite. I'm still hoping it won't happen - I thought it wouldn't right from the beginning as all the ones supposedly in favour fucked right off immediately. It's been a great smokescreen while they hoovered up every penny of cash they could. Makes me feel glad to be old. x
from hitch-hike :
Never say “never.” Life has a lovely way of returning things (not the same but related) that you thought we long gone.
from raven72d :
Lovely Madrid stories!
from jimbostaxi :
Happy bday!!!
from annanotbob2 :
Happy birthday! xx
from ladyofjazz :
Oh I knew nothing like that was going to happen. I just thought he would get sulky because I like someone else. I would never have gone back to his otherwise. He’s a gentleman.
from annanotbob2 :
Pressed the wrong button and hadn't finished! I'm not going to praise Juan for not raping you at that point, because, fuck off, but still and all I'm glad you're gathering decent men around you. Happy Saturday xx
from annanotbob2 :
I was apprehensive when you said you felt weird after you started kissing Juan about where this was heading, in the light of #metoo (and yeah, #metoo) but there you are - a decent bloke, when told you're not into it, isn't into it either then. I am SO ANGRY at all the bullshit that if you do blah blah blah there's no going back, you've asked for it, you have to fuck then and NO
from stormysky :
Hi LadyofJazz, I have actually been following your diary from my locked diary for a while - howlingwind - but it has become too whiny and mostly just complaining about whatever whatever. Not worth following. I am following the chronicles of Daniel. Thanks for the note. :-)
from ladyofjazz :
They barely have any charity shops here! Very frustrating, although it is nice not to have whole streets full of them like in the UK. 1975! What a time to be in Madrid!
from annanotbob2 :
I was in Madrid in the winter of 1975 (or whenever it was when Franco had just died and Juan Carlos hadn't declared he'd hand power back to the people). I couldn't work out why people treated me so respectfully till my Spanish boyfriend pointed out that they didn't have charity shops there so everyone assumed I had bought my fur coat new rather than for £2 in Oxfam. Very odd, all that.
from ladyofjazz :
Thanks for the support haha. So far so good!
from annanotbob2 :
fab. So glad - if nothing else happens you had all that and it sounded great! But maybe... xx
from annanotbob2 :
I like going to galleries alone so I can walk past things I don't care about without having to justify my choices. Hope you have fun with the young guy! x
from narcissa :
11-9: just came to leave a note to say i'm sorry about your friend. your entry was such a beautiful memorial.
from annanotbob2 :
I'm sorry you lost a friend. It's always hard. xxx
from raven72d :
Lovely entries.
from dangerspouse :
Thank you very much for your expression of sympathy. And I'm sorry for your loss of employment, particularly the way it was handled. I hope your employment lawyer ex can help you out here. If you wanna come over and vent about it, I'll make us cake and pudding. NOT from a box :)
from annanotbob2 :
Abrasos xx
from annanotbob2 :
Hugs, hope your new home is a real new beginning and you have real life human hugs soon xx
from whystinger :
I am getting older too and am older than you, but I really worry about government surveillance. We have lost enough freedom and it will get worse.
from annanotbob2 :
Sending you a hug just because. I feel like shit too (11th Dec) xx
from annanotbob2 :
Ooh, hope you like him. My son is in Madrid this weekend... x
from jimbostaxi :
Glad to see you back :0)
from annanotbob2 :
Ay, como me gusta tinto de verano. Que lastima que no hay gaseosa aqui. xxx
from jimbostaxi :
Thanks for the add on your list :o) here's your username-secret pass-window Interviews coming up and if I start to ramble on about some topic no need for one of them accidentally finding it on here
from comebacktome :
Thanks for the note, I appreciate it. On the meds thing- anti-depressants don't necessary 'flatten' everything out, they do help with the chemical crashes however. I have craptastic anxiety and have only had really bad episodes of depression related to that, and the meds are therefore different, but they do seem to help the majority of the population, including several people I am closest to. As you said, it's hard when you feel stuck in your own life though. Are there expat groups you can hang with? I used to go and hang out with other Aussies when I was feeling flat when I lived in England and I couldn't take the grey sky and misery any more xo
from raven72d :
Come by and read and comment any time.
from jimbostaxi :
Sending hugs your way xoxo
from jimbostaxi :
Sending hugs your way xoxo
from annanotbob2 :
Sending you a giant virtual hug. Being lonely is the shit. XXXX
from ladyofjazz :
I am fearing this winter because I promised myself I wouldn't put myself through another winter in this house. It's a summer house so always 10 degrees colder than outside. Great in the summer but people aren't supposed to live here in the winter! I asked my friend for a fur coat, she has dozens but she says she needs them for a fur skirt she's going to make!!! I used to be anti fur but second hand is fine I think and after trying one on I was smitten. There really is nothing like it!
from annanotbob2 :
I was in Madrid one winter and it was the coldest I've ever been in my life. I had a ratty old fur coat I'd bought for a fiver in the Oxfam shop (before anyone gave a shit about fur, 1973-ish) and everyone treated me like a rich bitch - took me ages to grasp why. Reading by the fire seems like a good plan. x
from jimbostaxi :
I used to have a coworker who would come in real close and give long hugs she said that was a normal hug for her, but I had to stop them because I felt they made me want to fuck her. It sounds silly I know but I had to tell her no more hugs!
from jimbostaxi :
Gotcha, I was just throwing that out there not a player not into sex maybe he's considering the preisthood? :0) I was debating whether or not to leave that note it's hard sometimes it's like walking a fine line, have a great day!
from ladyofjazz :
He's definitely not seeing anyone else. I pretty much know his movements. Basically he lives even further away from the city than me in the sticks and never goes anywhere. I just don't see when he would get the opportunity to hook up with anyone. He isn't a player type anyway. I think he probably watches too much porn. Millennials don't have sex apparently. Strange world we live in now.
from jimbostaxi :
The work thing mixed with the sex thing always was a thing I did and it always back fired for one reason or another., maybe he's involved with someone else and he's afraid to say that. He thinks it's better to keep you on the back burner this way no hard feelings at work and if his thing breaks up he still has you in the wings. Just a thought ;0)
from whystinger :
Cool diary. The boy at work, eh? May be gay? How old is he and he is into GTA, which I assume is the video game. Is he a millennial? I have a hard time understanding why why someone would turn down a woman for sex and want a video game instead, but I have seen it more and more often. My take? A few of them are afraid to get intimate and some are just terribly inexperienced due to playing video games and that scares the shit out of them... I think I'm rambling. I am amazed that he turned you down.
from dangerspouse :
Thanks for leaving me a note! :)
from annanotbob2 :
24/8/16 That sounds fab, all that music-making xx
from jimbostaxi :
Blurry wrinkels I like that ;0)
from hitch-hike :
I hope you don't mind me following! I can relate when you decided to listen to yourself and skip the partying so you could purge and recharge again. **Waves from Florida**
from raven72d :
I just discovered you--- lovely diary name. And your entries are fascinating. I hope to be reading along with you. And Spain seems like an intriguing tale-in-the-making.
from jimbostaxi :
20 bucks on number 13 roulette please :0)
from jimbostaxi :
What's the next subject matter for your next painting? Any ideas?
from annanotbob2 :
xxx (this is shorthand for I read your post and want you to know that I hear you but I don't have anything constructive or amusing to say but I think you're doing good) x
from jimbostaxi :
Thanks for the notes :0) Glad you guys are good friends that's hard to do after a breakup, what's the backstory on the "girl with scarf" painting?
from jimbostaxi :
That's a very romantic gesture least in my my eyes hope he he appreciated it. You put your love into creating art of where you fell in love,,, hope he wasn't so high he didn't get the significance of it,,,now back to the canvas and crank out some masterpieces :0)
from jimbostaxi :
out of all them "Bench" was my favorite the contrast of light and dark and then the emptiness of the bench,,,, i felt afraid and sad looking at it anything that provokes emotion I find interesting. Then I would pick "Vesuvio" as a runner up I love her scarf and the reds and the floral pattern she's so oblivious to the world. I feel like I'm at the next table looking over at her sipping on a Caramel Macciato wondering what she does and hoping she will notice me looking in her direction. I think you have talent ! Thanks for sharing :0)
from jimbostaxi :
Any pics of your paintings ?
from jimbostaxi :
I don't think they will exit the the union if they did it would have a devastating dominoe effect
from annanotbob2 :
Sending a hug. Us spliff-smoking crying peeps can stick together xx
from jimbostaxi :
About 15 years ago I was the only non Spanish speaking person in my department, I just got tired of being the odd man out so I would learn a word or two at a time then I would just walk up to random people and blabber away they would laugh and correct me it was hard but worth it because now it's a useful tool.
from annanotbob2 :
I love Barcelona - wish I was coming too. Hope you have a great time x
from jimbostaxi :
Thanks for the add :0)
from annanotbob2 :
Just spotted you, added you and am about to have a pipe in celebration.
from stepfordtart :
If you finish off that J, you might find you can manage the rest of the pie in a half hour or so :-) S x
from stepfordtart :
Hello! I love a nice long-forgotten corner of the internet, me! I've been thinking a lot about the whole 'leaving something behind' thing a lot recently...although, Im not sure my drunken rants and one-woman 'I'm Fantastic' monologues are going to break any new ground, literarily speaking! I'll add you to my list in confirmation of your cyber-immortality. :-) S X
from jimbostaxi :
Added you to my list :0)
from psst-tsismis :
ahh the bong sessions. what a random entry to have read! i've gotten a job lately, after two years of scraping it and blissfully not working, only to have met a fellow wanderer. she's australian and has flipped the coin several times between canada, london and mexico for this wednesday, the day she's quiting the job and taking off. and for a minute, I thought that it was her who stumbled upon my journal - but you two are different people (as i see from your picture entry)... 26, traveling artists - but very different. well, I look forward to reading about your adventures ... as I reacquaint myself with cubicle life.
from confrere :
Excellent essay.
from indie-snob :
Myello there! I just added a review of a Supergrass show I saw the other night and thought you may enjoy it. I have a ton of other concert and album reviews here, too. Check it out, thanks!
from blindliquid :
hi, was just surfing an saw your diary, can deny im jealous of you being there, im stuck in 'insert crappy random office job pun' land, anyway, diary looks good, music looks grat an i get to be no 1 on your message list, take care (add a guestbook)

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