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from casa-rosie :
Welcome back! As you were talking about finances, I was thinking about a book I've heard of called the G.O.O.D. Book. (Get Out Of Debt) Personally, since I have only about $500 a month to live on, I haven't read the book...I can't afford to buy it, and how can you manage what you don't have? But I think it may have some answers for you, maybe you can find it at a library, or you could order it online here http://thegetoutofdebtbook.org/ Using credit cards to pay other debts is a VERY vicious circle that will never end. Please check out the book, I hope it has what you need to break that cycle and get control of your debt. HUGS!
from casa-rosie :
You poor thing! I hope your finger feels better soon, though I know from falling in the shower this week that it takes longer than you hope for something like that to heal. ((Hugs))
from rdhdprincess :
Okay, that didn't work, let's try notes: Hey, on your last 3 entries or so, it always rejects my comments. I was here thinking about your though. Here was my comment from today, maybe guestbook will take it. I can confirm that The Dreaded Why's can reappear. I have had them twice now and only recently made it thru the last batch. Hooray! I try to be a good parent, really I do, but on this last go around, I started replying with, "Because it JUST IS. If you don't like that answer, go ask your Daddy!" Heh. She has since learned about boobs and beer. Fabulous. Yay for the update! I see I missed one recently so, BONUS!
from casa-rosie :
Ohhh! Ohhhh! I could be your new neighbor! I have cushionless swings and yard fairies and critters, and I even have a BBQ that I really do cook on, because my stove is on my front porch! Then again, maybe not! *lol*
from foursquare :
Shit, did my comment over at your new place not go through?
from foursquare :
Oh I forgot to say... I've done even worse than Facebook... I have the dreaded.. MySpace page... No!! Yeah my sister and an old friend kept pestering me about it about a year or so ago and I eventually gave in. CH didn't want to make one for himself but then started using mine more and more. Finally I made him get his own. Even he admits, it's a good way to keep in touch with people, and especially great for being nosy about the people you grew up with. If you ever give in to that, let me know and I can be one of your "friends".
from foursquare :
Yeah, but for myself and at least a few us that I've known of, once you get used to different sites like Blogger or Wordpress, you realize how antiquated Diaryland really is. I've made the analogy before, but to me Diaryland feels like the old mall of your youth that used to big and bustling, and now is mostly dead and empty (and kind of sad). Anyhow -E just started to figure out the computer too, though he's not as good with the mouse yet. But he too is figuring out things like how to watch movies on YouTube. Hope he doesn't stumble across anything bad. I looked for the games that Booger used to play online when she was a 3 year old and some aren't there anymore, but this one still is http://www.nickjr.com/games/blues-matching-game.jhtml Maybe L would be into that one?
from foursquare :
Her robot? hee! Buddy isn't talking at near the level L is. Over a week ago I got paranoid about it and spent a couple days writing down every damn thing he said, to figure out how many words he had, how many strings of words he was making, etc. He seemed to be talking at about the expected level of a 24 month old. :( Hmm. Funny thing though is in the days since then, his speech has really picked up with new words & phrases being said everyday. So I'm hopeful that his speech is starting to take off now. If he gets to his birthday though and still seems to be lagging behind a lot, I may start reading more about & thinking on speech therapy. It's just hard, because he's not behind in anything else, and he's a happy, expressive boy in everything he does except talking in a more advanced way, so I really don't think there's anything "wrong" with him. I don't want to be the parent that's all, "oh he'll grow out of it" when there really is a problem, but on the other hand, I pretty much DO feel like he'll grow out of it. Can you tell this has been on my mind a lot lately? (been meaning to put up a diary entry on it soon. Oh, and yes, I think you missed the entry where I mentioned my sister just moved here with my parents!)
from foursquare :
Damn, neither comments or guestbook will work for me. Hope you check these! Anyhow. Man, my husband sees our neighbor kid out waiting for the bus at (((6:00 AM))) WTF?! The first time he saw that (the dad was with the neighbor boy too) CH pulled up next to them and said, "Turn around, go back in the house, get back in bed." They laughed and the dad said something like, "Yeah, we've decided we're going to YOUR school. Have any room?" -- Awesome on the potty training! I won't snicker about pretty princess panties as there is a certain little girl in my house possibly sporting some Cinderella undies right now. She has some Hello Kitty ones I personally think are pretty darned cute. - Pickleworms were the bane of my cucumbers a few years ago, but I don't know if they're a problem so much in Maine, particularly in June. But it could be a possibility just off the top of my head. Could also be something like squash vine borers. I hope not, because usually if you find those you're already fucked. Best you can do is to note the damage, pick through your garden carefully to maybe find some bugs, and hopefully find some good websites to figure out what's going on. And then spray with something that's the equivalent of Kills Anything That Moves (tm) unless you're going all organic or something. Don't feel like a failure at gardening, trust me, I killed a lot of shit at first.
from katiedoyle :
you are very kind; thank you. :)
from katiedoyle :
i noted you back in my notes...i'm considering leaving diaryland. andrew still hasn't answered my last email, and the service even when i was paying for supergold was horrible. i had to wait days for pages to load. it's frustrating, and if i'm going to have to struggle to pay for d'land, i really need it to work. :(
from katiedoyle :
wow, harsh focus group story. eek! thank you, btw. it *is* hard not being one of the sheeple, huh? there are times i honestly just do NOT GET what the hell is going on in people's heads. hugs and thank you.
from wildrosie :
Hi There, stopped in from your banner...you might check out some of the folks in my friends list, like poolagirl, bitterwineuk, and chaosdaily. They are usually good for at least an update per day! I know what you mean about D-land becoming a ghost town, but I can't bear to leave here either. And your friend's analogy was spot on. Meanwhile, I'll add you, if you don't mind, 'cause I need more stuff to read! *Grin*
from katiedoyle :
and if you do move to dfw, i can meet you next time i go home for a visit. :)
from katiedoyle :
pls. email me your email address so i can invite you to my flickr group...less'n you don't wanna deal with flickr, of course. :)
from tiaris :
I have noticed a distinctly poopie bent to your diary lately. Heh! ;-) Seriously, though, I can't believe she's walking!
from retailharlot :
Heh. The Pussycat Dolls actually started out as burlesque dancers. Pretty much only the lead singer can even attempt to sing. But they do have a certain shameful allure. And if you want a truly awesome hip hop experience, I strongly recommend a song called Colt 45 by Afroman. Just don't let the baby listen to it -- this is the most obnoxious thing I've ever heard!
from retailharlot :
That turtle boat is AWESOME! I have not ever seen any baby paraphernalia that is that awesome, ever.
from retailharlot :
That totally fucking sucks ASS. I'm sorry.
from retailharlot :
your baby is awesome!
from rdhdprincess :
Oh my! She is adorable. Love the pictures. And what do you mean, "too much pink?" Gah!
from zonoria :
Ah, teething. Much adrool about something. Heh. :::ducking:::
from zonoria :
LOOK at those TOES!
from retailharlot :
LOVE the baby pics. And also, fuckin' A on the gospel music and feathers. You made my day.
from smedindy :
Awwww....
from rdhdprincess :
I love those surprising moments. They are the best! And RED FURNITURE!!! Yay!!
from smedindy :
Kristin is all dadadada and kkkkkk for the kitties. Nothing for mama yet, alas.
from rdhdprincess :
Bella does the grunting and leg pulling thing when she is constipated. I've started giving her a little fruit at dinner, too and it has stopped. Oh, I love Martha! Hate her a little bit, too, but really love her. You know, my mother walked my down the isle and no wedding police showed up at all. Huh. Imagine that! And! And! I am tired of dusting the crystal and the china. I agree!
from foursquare :
Damn, rice cereal?? Poor girl. I hope there's no other allergies.
from f-i-n :
I hope you're doing better next week.
from zonoria :
I hate being late, too. Like, holy shitballs, I hate being late. Heh. "Holy shitballs." HEH!
from rdhdprincess :
Wait, you broke the ten pound barrier?? Congratulations! That is fabulous.
from rdhdprincess :
Oh no, that sounded awful! Shots do so suck. Motherhood is so hard sometimes, isn't it? I feel like I should never complain because I am so grateful, but it can be hard. Right? I'm glad to know it's not just me. Wishing you another restful night! C
from rdhdprincess :
Happy New Year dear! Keep the hair appointment. They do fabulous things for the attitude and the woman in her entirety. I loved the Christmas pictures! I take pictures of food, too. Heh. Nice pie plate!
from katiedoyle :
damn girl, that's a CHRISTMAS. ;) Happy New Year and all wondrous and magical things for you and the fam - especially the wee one - for 2006. (you're on my lottery list) :) kd
from smedindy :
Oh, she looks just like Kristin. And Kristin is also jealous o' the brew...
from rdhdprincess :
Oh my! Lovely pictures, she is adorable! Happy Thanksgiving!
from smedindy :
Oh, those shots are the worst. You feel so bad for them...
from foursquare :
The baby essentially went to bed at 4:00 pm, guess who's wide awake at 2:30 am now?!! Arrghh. But he's in the swing, and the swing always puts him to sleep... soon I hope. -Anyway, that period. It wasn't hardly what I'd call a "period" at all. I'm pretty sure it only came on because of the emergency contraceptives I'd taken. It lasted two days, and I never even soaked a pad once. It was more like mucusy (is that a word?) blood that only really came out when I'd sit on the toilet. So I'm sure you're in the clear still. The other thing I've been meaning to say is oh boy have I been having the pooping problems too! It started after I came home from the hospital, it would appear to hemrrhoids and perhaps a fissure (or more) in there. I've kind of meant to mention it in my diary. Lately I've been in excrutiating pain from it -and the feces itself aren't even that bad- and I dread going to the can. I practically scream because my ass is literally tearing apart each time. I've busted out a tube of Preparation H tonight, I'm going to give that a few days and if nothing is happening I think I'm going to go to the doctor about it. Lovely asses we have! ;-)
from retailharlot :
Ninja baby! That's adorable. And I am DEFINITELY in favor of halloween gear for babies.
from smedindy :
It really should have been a double firing though, as the former beauty queen is vapid with a capital "VAPID"... Hearing Alla talk makes me think of about 432 Yakof Smirnoff routines.
from smedindy :
Maybe not George and Hateful Jim can go away together. (Actually, I loathe Charles Koppleman, mainly for Wilson Phillips).
from theflyingrat :
I got here through smedindy. Strangely, while reading your entry (about the hair cut) my son is listening to the Wiggles and the song on at the moment was "I'm Combing My Hair Today" - I just wanted to say that I, too, am a ponytail addict and I've been seriously considering a haircut. And I never comb my hair either. I don't even own one. A comb, I mean. Or a brush. Okay, I ramble. Sorry! ♥
from beltwaybelle :
Happy Birthday, babe!
from retailharlot :
Happy late birfday!
from rdhdprincess :
Happy Birthday! Sorry it took me so long to get here, Belle sent me like a week ago, but things kept happening. I'm sure you understand. Congratulations! It sounds like you are enjoying motherhood as well. I loved the feets and the synchronized butt lifts. Babies do the strangest yet cutest things! I know how you feel about the beautiful baby compliments. It's nice to know that someone else does, too. I always say thank you, too but then feel kind of weird because I don't even get 50% of the credit because Bella is adopted. None of my genees. She happens to look like me anyways though, so I just say thank you and go on. I do definitely take pride whem someonesays how smart or clever she is because that definitely comes from me. Ha! I think that can be a learned behavior. Anyways, Hi! I'm glad Belle sent me your way. She's a great matchmaker!
from beltwaybelle :
"Feets." Heh. FEETS! I can't believe someone else in the world says "feets!" FEETS!
from retailharlot :
"pulled a sheeple" ... ahahahah. Beautiful.
from beltwaybelle :
Okay, I'm playing diarist matchmaker. Go read rdhdprincess. She has a toddler, and I think the two of you would love each other. She recently wrote an entry in which she marvelled about how a diaper can apparently hold 4 gallons of poo. Tell her I sent you. In fact, I'm going to send her over here, too.
from smedindy :
Well, just as long as you don't BLIND anyone with science...you should be fine. Going to work was the hardest thing on my wife the first time, but there's no issue this time (because she's not working anymore)!
from retailharlot :
I am so with you on the soggy reporters. The other day when my mom visited, she immediately turned the channel to CNN, and I was already so sick of seeing that shit that I went into another room. I've just had... enough. My patience is wearing thin.
from katiedoyle :
you totally kill me; i can't believe you call your new dearest little baby a hooch! ;) sorry about all the beer and butt trauma. i hope that clears up...maybe you should stay away from that particular beer, yeah? kd
from frenchpress :
sorry to hear about your redness...man you wait so long and guh. i can read you now i think it was mozilla. hummm. kiss the bun for me ;)
from retailharlot :
That's horrible!
from frenchpress :
your last 2 updates are not working :( and your my best read, what's up? hope your well~frenchpress
from frenchpress :
how is the bun bun? and mum and dad of coarse!
from frenchpress :
so good to hear from you! try corn starch for the bum. or lalin(sp?) if it is not better it might be yeast :( xo~mel
from retailharlot :
I'm glad to see that you updated, and I think it's funny that you think your baby is cute when she's screaming. I used to do the same with my little sister when she was a baby. The poor thing would be screaming for whatever reason, and I'd just laugh at her. I couldn't help it. She looked like a little screaming alien, and it was funny as shit. Come to think of it, she's 13 now, and I am STILL amused by her anger.
from smedindy :
Normalcy is overrated - there's something neat about living on the edge with a newborn (tiring but neat). Kristin, at almost 3 months, is pretty downright regular now. Like Wilford Brimley.
from frenchpress :
i hope you three are doing well!
from katiedoyle :
wow, she doesn't even look like winston churchill...you must be so proud. ;) thanks for the pictures, congratulations! and so i guess the lamazze breathing was not helpful? yikes on your description. glad you're recovering and little katie (seriously, that never gets old)(but I'll stop now) is doing well. :) kd
from spencersmom :
Wow! *BIG* baby! Congratulations!
from themarassa :
She's gorgeous! Congratulations!!!
from retailharlot :
AWW!
from smedindy :
Hopefully all is well. Neither Katie nor Kristin had weight loss. In fact, Kristin has almost doubled her weight in two months. Let's hope all is well!
from retailharlot :
I neeeeeeeed to see this child. Quit hogging all the baby-glory, yo!
from emily-watson :
Yay! Woohoo! Congrats... :-)
from katiedoyle :
woohoo! mom and little katie doin' fine! (i'm just KIDDING) kd
from frenchpress :
i am so happy for you!!!! yey mum and dad ;)
from katiedoyle :
:) fingers crossed and happy vibes. kd
from themarassa :
Congratulations, and good luck!!
from retailharlot :
BOOYAH! Good luck with that pushing a human out of your vagina thing. Sincerely!
from smedindy :
Good luck!
from katiedoyle :
good luck tomorrow. remember to breathe! ;) kd
from katiedoyle :
balsamic!
from retailharlot :
Heh. My parents decided to induce labor with my little brother, because they wanted her home from the hospital before Christmas. So they had sex. Apparently the sac got popped, and when my brother was born many many hours later, he was a 'dry baby' -- with icky flaky skin. He turned out okay, though. Tell your folks to pick up some greens for your next salad... And get busy!
from themarassa :
Yay!!! I'm commenting 23 hours after you wrote, so who knows what is happening at this moment. Less than 2 days after I started having those weird irregular contractions like you described, I was a mommy.... good luck!
from spencersmom :
Wow...your little elephant is aaalllll the way over to the right :-) It'll be any day now.
from smedindy :
Hang in there. Our Kristin was born on June 9 - and the birth mother swore she'd be a month early. Nope. Three days LATE! Ah, well. (The full story is in my archives). The baby will come when its time is right. Sometimes they just need a little more lovin' in the oven, as it were.
from katiedoyle :
ah, you make me laugh. :) here's what you do: go buy a bag of mixed greens and some balsamic vinegar. Come home and mix up the balsamic vinegar with your oil of choice for salad dressing. Toss some herbs in there (or some Kraft italian dressing)(NOT the creamy kind) in with it. Pour your new balsamic vinaigrette dressing on your new bag of greens and have a big ol' huge green salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Eat that at least once a day, preferably twice, and eat a BIG salad, not some dinky dinner salad size salad. Toss in mushrooms, carrots, tomatoes, whatever you like on your salad. The important part is the balsamic, which has some ingredient in it that can actually cause very pregnant women to go into labor. Bon apetit, and if it's a girl, Katie is a very nice name. ;) kd
from spencersmom :
Labor vibes coming your way...
from pandionna :
Labor thoughts? Push! Push!
from themarassa :
As for the pain (not that you asked for this advice, but I'm being one of those annoying advising onlookers when you're pregnant)... it sucks. It really really does. I tried the Lamaze thing and realized that they don't use it for open heart surgery for a reason-- it didn't work at all for me to relieve pain! Still, you'll get through it, and it'll suck, but you're working towards a goal. My only saving thought when I was in labour and wanted to quit was that babies are rough enough to carry around for nine months, and I did not want to gestate (?) the 18 years until she was ready for college. At any rate, I'm sending CanAm baby mojo your way-- good luck, and I hope the wee one comes soon!
from katiedoyle :
Oooohhhh, oooowwwww...I hope you get that taken care of quickly. As for birthing pain, um, that lamazze stuff (however you spell it) really works. Especially the hee hee hee hee hee hee hee stuff. I get the most hideous, double me over in a cold sweat, feel like I'm gonna throw up and make me nearly pass out endometrial cramps, and lamazze breathing is how I survive them. So go for that, for sure! If you were an actor, I'd be all "use that nervousness; nervousness is your friend!" In the case of birthing, however, I am afraid I am no help at all; sorry. i'm sure the baby will be beautiful and the pain will be something that afterward you will feel was not that bad (and I will cross fingers it won't be), and the parents will be on good behavior, because it's ALL ABOUT YOU! :) kd
from pandionna :
Gawd, I'M itchin' over here. Sounds like you're ready for the Big Day. Thinking of you!
from retailharlot :
What are you naming it?
from pandionna :
Holy cow! Any day now...any day now... Waiting for THE ENTRY! :-)
from retailharlot :
Aw, that shower sounds like fun! I'm glad it was a success. And also, I've been giving this birthing room business some thought. If I were going to have a kid, I would want to do so in a birthing room with an "opium den" theme. I mean, sure, opium probably isn't great for babies... But my mom smoked pot all the way up until the day she gave birth to me, and I think I'm doing alright. I bet the crew from Trading Spaces could hook something like that up. Birthing in STYLE, yo.
from retailharlot :
Isn't one birthing room pretty much just like the next? Hrmm. And I am temporarily locked up because I was stupidly sharing my desktop without realizing it, so some folks I work with watched me update my diary. I have to wade through all the entries and remove a bunch of stuff. The username is "shutoff" and the password is "notice" (see how I borrowed from my electric bill? heh), but I should have it back to normal before too long.
from katiedoyle :
you make me laugh. :) i, too, watch mtp now, and it seems really yesterday i hated it and thought i would never be the newshound my parents were. hah! please e-me your address so i can crochet a baby blanket. jeez. kd
from pandionna :
GAH! The counter is down below 30 days! You know...whenever I click on your diary these days, a little part of me wonders if I'm going to find an entry from your dearest telling us that you had your daughter early. :-)
from pandionna :
Re: I hope they don't start peeing in the lab... You made me snort! As for rude white people, yeah, that's how it is, especially the men. It's that whole sense of entitlement thing.
from pandionna :
Gee. Ummm... Well. I want to say something supportive here. You know, about how all of this will be worth it when you have your baby in your arms. But yeah, those three things would annoy the crap out of me.
from themarassa :
I can't remember if it was you or not, but did/do you do studies on rats? I have a few rat related questions.
from themarassa :
Happy Canada Day!!!!!
from foursquare :
Hee hee, just caught your guestbook messages. Ugh man, the fuckin aches and pains suck right now. And I am jealous of you for being only, what, 10 days ahead of me?! lol That's kind of lame, huh, considering by the end I could end up going before you (though I doubt it). My pregnant neighbor is having her baby (c-section) this Friday. I chit-chatted with her yesterday and felt envious she's at the end. *sigh*
from foursquare :
Testicles?? -Funny thing about swimming pools & big bellies. Personally I don't notice much difference when I'm actually sitting in the water, but when I get out? Whoa! I practically fell over once from the sudden drop of weight in my abdomen & the center of gravity shift.
from themarassa :
This might not be the most soothing thought, but I was freaking out about the two-months-to-go mark, and the little weinerhead showed up less than a week after that. Turned out that even though I wasn't prepared, everything was fine. :) I'm so excited for you!
from themarassa :
You hated the Star Wars movie too? Arrrgh. I wanted to rip my own eyes out during it, I thought it was so bad. Is it getting good reviews because it's just blasphemous to say anything bad about the trilogy II? The only comment I had coming out of it was..."Wow, that Anakin.... he sure... uh... seethed a lot, huh?"
from retailharlot :
Dude, I totally don't think you can get evicted for having a baby. The laws about the number of people living in a one bedroom are in place primarily to prevent fifteen mexicans from piling into one. If that sounds racist, it wasn't meant to be, but that's really what the laws are for. Even if there are no other kids, there is an equal housing law that prevents discrimination based on having children, among other things. And also, I don't know what your property manager's rule is on satellite dishes, but lots of people in my complex have them... they are about 1/3 of the cost of cable. You may just need to get permission, and there's no harm in asking.
from pandionna :
Okay. Do NOT see "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill." We're alike this way. Even though it's nature, that doesn't make it seem any less cruel to us. It's really quite devastating to see things like that. I try to remember that the crow has to survive, too. Still, doesn't make it any easier. Hugs!
from katiedoyle :
wow, you're busy. no blah's for you, ay? i loved your comment. :) and i think katie is a wonderful name for a girl. ;) xo, kd
from retailharlot :
HA! What a wonderful game.
from themarassa :
I sincerely hope that your wee one will grow up knowing what a Tickle Trunk is. I'm trying to get my mom to tape Mr. Dressup and send them to me, and I'm working on a tickle trunk of her very own for her birthday. The things I do to preserve my heritage, sheesh. Or maybe I just really get excited about making princess dresses.
from dangerspouse :
Don't you own a cork...?
from retailharlot :
I KNOW! Picky and tricky also rhyme ridiculously well. Meanwhile, they didn't name my brother Max because they were afraid kids would call him Maxi Pad, and they didn't name my sister Elizabeth for fear of "Lizzie's a Lezzie" comments. Dorks. Also, themed names are generally a bad idea. I knew a family with four daughtes... Summer, Autumn, Winter, and VANESSA. People are freaks. And aren't you just dying to know what Britney Spears names her baby? My bets are on Doodle.
from retailharlot :
Did you hear about the parents who had a baby and DIDN'T NAME IT? I saw this shit on CNN the other day, blew me away. The kid is 18 months old and has no name. The parents said they were waiting for a personality to emerge so they could match the name to it, but now they can't find a name that does match the personality. Idiots. Don't be like them. Also, I've known three Alexas in my life, and they've all been hardcore bitches. It is a good name, but if you go with it, work doubly hard to prevent bitchiness!!
from pandionna :
Wow. Crazy to see the ticker down in the double-digits. Where does the time go?
from retailharlot :
I think you should name it Nikki.
from retailharlot :
HA! Ginger is a perfectly respectable name.
from retailharlot :
TAXES! The bane of my existence. I would be less resentful about them if I wasn't convinced that my money was going straight to Haliburton. Jeez. And no, it's not Muffy. I just think that name is kind of funny. Also not Brandy. Funny that you guessed that, though, because Brandy was my dad's first choice for my name.
from retailharlot :
Heh. You also totally won't have to worry about the adolescent sheet-changing routine in which you struggle with whether or not to tell your young son that he should AT LEAST USE A DAMN TISSUE when he jerks off. And that shallow and materialistic stuff? I find it doubtful. Children are like sponges, they soak up whatever liquid you put them in.
from foursquare :
Alright, so what time is your ultrasound appointment tomorrow? At what time should I start stalking you on YM and refreshing your diary? :) Jeez, I'm probably more antsy to know than you are!
from katiedoyle :
*ev*eryone of *any* consequence has breakfast dessert. hell, some of us have dessert *for* breakfast, thus giving full meaning to the phrase "breakfast dessert". :) and you made me laugh with the whole "wig; heh" thing. :) hope the lecture goes well and you have a great day. xo, kd
from katiedoyle :
mmm, chocolate. :) kd ps. I'm sick of the Shiavo stuff, too, and Bush is a hypocrite. He signed a law in Texas that hospitals can remove patients in the same situation as she is from life support who can not afford to pay. I'll find out more, because you KNOW that is going in my blog.
from pandionna :
Miss Manners considers it the very height of rudeness to reach out and touch a pregnant woman's belly, and she strongly suggests that when people to so, the recipient of the unwanted assault say something like, "I beg your pardon?" Ditto for unwanted advice, however well-intentioned.
from retailharlot :
HA! It's not that extreme. Also not Candy or Muffy, just a bit more maintstream than that. Think... soap opera strippers. There have only been a few, surprisingly enough. Of course, I can't imagine you sitting around and watching soaps, so that may not be helpful. I will say that X met a stripper named Claire. Claire! So I guess any name can be a stripper name if you put the swing in your step and aren't opposed to taking your clothes off for a living.
from foursquare :
Oh yeah, I just rememberd you said your guestbook isn't notifying anymore, so, I left you a message there!
from retailharlot :
HA! It's not Susan. I've been told that it's a stripper name, but is not a food-name.
from themarassa :
"If we love the goddamned troops so fucking much then why in the name of FUCK didn’t we take the time to make sure that we were NOT sending them into a gigantic bloody mess of a war for no fucking good reason?" I'm an army wife, and I couldn't agree more. You'd think more wives would have more misgivings about sending our husbands (and kids daddies!) into a situation that could leave them crippled, scarred, or dead. For my husband to lose life or limb over something like this is simply not acceptable, as far as I am concerned.
from pandionna :
You're beautiful when you rant. I'm sick of the troop-worship, too.
from retailharlot :
"his mum." Awwww how Canadiam of you! I still can't help but picture mummies, though. The scary horror movie kind. Hmm. Regarding the superbowl... I won't be watching, but if they pray, let me know and I will write the FCC myself just because I'm obnoxious like that.
from pandionna :
Congrats!
from retailharlot :
CONGRATULATIONS!
from pandionna :
Yikes! How frightening. But I love your reaction. As soon as it's born, it's grounded. Priceless.
from katiedoyle :
congratulations! and thank you; i actually cried near the end of that, so i appreciate that you got it. what size are you? coz i have a totally adorable spaghetti strap top that is brown, yes, but it does also have little red flowers on it, and it's made for pregnant people, so since i am not preggers and you are, you may as well have it. i can send you a digital picture of it, if you'd like to see it, and if you like it, i'd be happy to mail it to you. :) kd
from spencersmom :
Glad to hear your kitty is feeling better!
from retailharlot :
Pastry can actually be very simple, if you're in the right frame of mind and have a good recipe. Heh. I, personally, use the one on the Crisco container and it's never done me wrong. I'd be more scared to mess up the meat part of it, I think. Umm, conservatives who are offended by the Koran... I could make a number of points, instead I will recommend a book that I'm reading and enjoying. The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold. Pretty interesting stuff so far... It looks at the mythological ideas behind christianity in a way I hadn't previously considered, and has solidified my atheism. Heh. Also -- YAAAAAY for you! Congrats. Oh, and Woohoo!
from pandionna :
"How am I supposed to eat those cute little fuckers?" Tilt your head back, open wide, dangle them over your mouth by their tails, and bite them right in half with your front teeth, all the while making "RAAAWR" noises like a lioness. Just saying.
from pandionna :
Yeah, I need to be a Canadian. I want a touque.
from spencersmom :
You know, I know exactly how you feel about the alcohol thing. I am the same way. Maybe there is something you can pour in your glass sneakily that *looks* like wine, but is really not...like grape juice or something...LOL...
from owcowkee :
You amuse the crap out of me. No, really. I laughed out loud a couple times while reading about your prenatal appointment. And, I must say, I've never thought of how irritating it would be for an atheist to read those cheesy God posters. Hell, they grate on my patience and I'm supposedly Catholic. My dentist's office ceiling is a damned collage of those "inspirational" jesus posters (as if I didn't hate the drilling enough)
from retailharlot :
You're going to loathe this, but there are resources for pregnant women who can't afford a $200 class. You won't qualify financially for assistance through WIC, but it was through them that my friend found a group offering the classes at no cost to first-time mothers. You may want to dig around a little.
from retailharlot :
thanks! and I advocate a basic, simple black dress. I know it's cliche, but it's never inappropriate, never under-dressed or over-dressed, and it's always classy. Well, unless it barely covers your ass and has cleavage spilling out the front. don't wear that kind of dress!
from katiedoyle :
you do, of course, know what target i would choose, don't you?! ;) when are you gonna tell us the verdict on the pregnant thing?!!! kd
from pandionna :
Honey, your diary is going to become even more interesting as the months progress. Always know you have a cheering squad out here. Yep, on-line diaries do indeed rock!
from foursquare :
Whew! Just caught your second entry. That sounds a whole lot better.
from retailharlot :
Healthcare in this country is a gigantic mess. And WTF kind of health insurance costs $800 a month? Do they do pap smears with pure silver speculums and disco-dance for you while you sit in the waiting room? Anyway, I'm glad you found a better place.
from spencersmom :
Is that your test? Congratulations!
from katiedoyle :
man, I go away for...well, okay, for months, and everything changes. a) congrats on the pregnancy! b) cool new layout. :) c) that health care/pay cut thing sucks ass. I fully agree with you on the healthcare suckage of life in the USA thing(s). seriously, as soon as i can figure out how, i'm am moving to france, for good. socialism is not the monster people here have made it sound. for what i used to make here, i can live quite comfortably and WITH health insurance there. i heard on the news yesterday that actually, france now has the best healthcare system in the entire world. and lastly (for now), i'm hope you got rid of the jingle from hell. it's still plaguing me. kd
from pandionna :
:::zooms in yelling "WHAT 'HOLY FUCK' WHAT?" because the picture isn't showing up, sees retailharlot's comment, and lets out a WHOOP!::: Congratulations! ***HUG***
from retailharlot :
CONGRATS! You are going to be a terrific mother.
from spencersmom :
Damn...I didn't get to read the article, because it wouldn't let me in unless I registered...but I git the gist. What a fucked up world we are living in. As for the health care...that is what stopped me for a long, long time in quitting my job and starting my own business. I'm under my husband's now...it's more expensive and is not as good a plan -- it costs about $850 month...HOLY SHIT!
from retailharlot :
Wow, I completely understand your anger. Those fucking bozos have been at odds with common sense and decency for years, and it sickens me. Misinforming people about science? That sounds like something a totalitarian regime would do. HEIL BUSH! Oh. I wonder if the FBI will come a'knockin... Also, the health care situation pisses me off to no end, as well. $750 a month? You've got to be fucking kidding. That's INSANE. Unheard of, ridiculous. All fucking people are entitled to see a fucking doctor if they are fucking SICK, that is and should be recognized as a basic human right. You don't get sick based on your pocketbook, so why should you be treated based on it? Ugh. Now I'm all riled up too. Damn.
from pandionna :
"I am one present away from having all the xmas shopping for family finished." WENCH!
from retailharlot :
Damn jeans! Damn damn damn!
from retailharlot :
Hey, I understand this stuff about going on the defensive because of a superiority complex. Of course, I'm not in science, but every single person I talk to, every single day, is degreed and has been in the business for years. Some people choose to flaunt that, and X can tell me every damn day that I am smarter than all of those people, but I still wind up stuttering on the phone and feeling all-around stupid. They aren't superior, they just act it, but that's all they NEED to do. Eek. Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving.
from retailharlot :
Rebellious little glitter whore? ahahaha. Whatever, man, I love glitter. :P ...oh, and the beer? Yeah, I discovered last night, 24 hours LATER, that there was a bottle opener on my can opener. Duuuuh.
from retailharlot :
I totally understand the shopping addiction. It's a new one for me, too. The only thing better than buying completely random stuff is sex. But really, the fun I could have picking out potholders and vacuum cleaners borders on ridiculous.
from retailharlot :
Shitdisturber? Ahahaha. And... sorry. Oh man. Really, you made it too easy.
from retailharlot :
I'm sorry.
from spencersmom :
I like you new layout...but, your weather pixie is in Celcius...I can never convert :-( Those prenancy tests are really accurate, so you will bleed soon. Best is to get an ovulation kit and do it that way.
from pandionna :
Wow, what an elegant layout! I like, I like! Also, why not try the ovulation kit?
from spencersmom :
My advice...don't drive yourslef crazy with preg testing...it doesn't do much but make you nuts.
from pandionna :
SIGN ME UP! That was a great rant, ma'am. "Fun ways to use FUCK in a sentence..." Heh.
from retailharlot :
Oh god. I actually got the SAME DAMN LECTURE from X about stooping to "their" level, and being exactly the same type of person as the right-wingers are, just with different ideology. Then he had the GALL to tell me he's a REPUBLICAN! It's not like this is something I've simply overlooked; the man hasn't voted since Reagan. He's very much anti-Bush, but does support other basic Republican ideals and thinks that Democrats are... SILLY. "You're too smart to be stereotyping and name-calling like this." Whatever. Because you know what? You're either a dirty republican or you aren't, it's that simple. I guess it makes sense for him to be that way, since his pet causes have to do with corporate regulations and economic stuff, and he's way up the corporate ladder. I told him that I fucking refuse to debate politics with someone who DOESN'T EVEN VOTE, and followed up with the suggestion that perhaps he's really more of a Libertarian than a Republican. It was depressing, but WOW it felt good to win one. Normally, he's more knowledgeable about any given subject than I can ever hope to be, but not this time!
from themarassa :
The US needs more people like you. I'd actually pay for the newsletter!
from spencersmom :
Seems as if we're alal feeling the same way...eh? This link is good too: http://la-the-sage.diaryland.com/041103_97.html
from retailharlot :
wouldN'T
from retailharlot :
Thanks for the link. And for what it's worth, I agree with your sentiments exactly. I was telling a friend that, at this point, I would even mind seeing an assasination. He got mad at me, said the FBI could search IM records for stuff like that, but I really don't give a shit. I'm not planning anything, don't even own a weapon, but I almost wish they WOULD come arrest me, because I would make a stink like never before, then I'd write a bestseller from my prison cell while getting some hot lesbian lovin'. Barring that, I'm thinking that a move to Canada might well be in order.
from pandionna :
P.S. I know how hairy scientific meetings are, but if there's a night when you're free for dinner when you're in D.C., let me know!
from pandionna :
Heh, I saw a special on the Discovery channel that shows exactly why the man should go first. Except now I have the image in my head of the cervix reacting and--oh, how I hate to say this because I'm supposed to not be affected by such things at this age and in my line of work--but I'm kind of squicked out by it. I guess there's still some Catholic body-loathing in me yet.
from foursquare :
Yeah so I'm a little late in commenting, but I agree with you and RH (sorry, missed the exact name) there. I was a little annoyed by that comment in your guestbook too. I seem to recall writing an entry in my own diary not long ago that said a similiar thing; being married and having a family is only one or two aspects of your life, and I don't think any one thing makes for overall happiness. I think it's perfectly normal to love your husband but still be pissed at your career in essence.
from retailharlot :
Good grief. First of all, "Shannon" is obviously very demented. You should be happy in all aspects of your life because you are MARRIED? What is this, a 1950's sitcom? "Oh, I don't mind doing the dirty work because I'm married to such a wonderful guy!" (fake cheesy smile) Puh-lease. Obviously she is one of these people that thinks that getting married is going to cure all of her problems. Um, wrong? Because sweetheart, life goes on after the "I do." Man, people piss me off. I don't even have any right to be pissed off, because it's a comment on YOUR diary, but even so... Sigh.
from pandionna :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
from spencersmom :
You need to leave your job...each post I read, you sound more miserable.
from pandionna :
Mmm, yes. That inane flat tax thing. As though taking $5K from someone who makes $20K wouldn't affect them that much, but taking $350K from a millionaire would cause undue hardship. You're right: selfish pricks.
from pandionna :
So sorry about your buddy. :-(
from foursquare :
Thanks for the compliment... :) In my head I'm always thinking of stuff I want to write out about, but when I sit down to do it I'm tired and my child is running around like a chicken with her head cut off, so it always ends up being disjointed bullshit about things around the house. But anyway, you know I do think a lot the things you write about it. It seems like we're usually on about the same page but coming from opposite spectrums. I guess it's all down to, "What would make me happy and how do I get out of this funk?" -By the way, laughed my ass off about you guys going home with contraband Tide too. How the hell is it you can miss a bright orange bottle under there, eh?
from pandionna :
We could all move to Europe. They shut down in August. That might not be the whole summer, but four weeks is better than nothing, right? Also, I don't know about other school teachers, but when the huz goes into teaching, he'll be taking classes of his own in the summer, and working, or maybe teaching summer school.
from pandionna :
Yes, it's normal to miss something you're that close to. We just had a blunder on our cover. "7 Key Sexual Health Tips For Woman." WomAn. With an A. Boss missed it, proofreaders missed it, publisher missed it. Now the cover lines go to everyone on staff. Poopie happens, you know? I just wish T would get her act together.
from spencersmom :
If there's one thing I have learned about the ocean, it is to respect her...I had a similar, scary incident at the Outer Banks several years ago. I loce the ocean though and will always have to live on the coast.
from pandionna :
Ah, yes, grocery bills. We shop at Whole Foods. They carry free-range meats, fish that are caught in environmentally friendly ways, organic produce and products. This is why we don't own a home. But I'd rather be a renter until I'm 95 than be a home-owner and drop dead of pesticide poisoning and injected hormones when I'm 60.
from retailharlot :
Ugh. I just returned from the grocery store, not even ten minutes ago, and am still shocked by how much it all cost. I paid in cash, making it that much more painful. Maybe we should both become anorexic? It would certainly save some $$$.
from retailharlot :
Holy fucking SHIT. That article must be one of the most disgusting things I've ever seen in my ENTIRE LIFE. "Women Were Designed for Homemaking"? Give me a break. Yeah, obviously women are meant to be housewives because they can carry laundry baskets! GAAAAH. And I've come to the same conclusion you have about arguing religion and politics... People are pretty much set in their ways, you're only going to frustrate yourself by talking to them. Just learned that last night, after much irritation and aggravation.
from red-licorice :
Hey Nice to see you have such a broad interest in music and movies.. You do not see that often.
from pandionna :
Canadian Bushie? I think you should dissect him. This is clearly some taxonomical wonder that the world has yet to see. You've made a discovery, my dear. Now get out the scalpel. Heh.
from pandionna :
OMG, yes, acid. Makes me think of the Joker.
from pandionna :
I trust this child shall be named after me?
from pandionna :
Oh, there have been enough catty bitches in my life that I know exactly how that wedding conversation went. Go you!
from katiedoyle :
btw, the new layout is totally cute. :)
from katiedoyle :
LOL! I aims to please, and anyway, you returned the favor with your own cat story! :) kd (ps. sorry about the anxiety. i hope that gets better soon.)
from spencersmom :
Mmmmm....after reading your post, I had to get a nice, ice cold Killians's. Yum....I'm almost 40 and have yet for my bio clock to kick in...
from retailharlot :
I think it's a problem many people have, honestly. I've almost always worked, and for a long time, was convinced that my job was the source of my unhappiness. Though none of the jobs were wonderful and flaw-free, I've since discovered that the problem is really me, which SUCKS, because I can't figure out how to fix it. That may or may not be the case with you, but I do understand what you're getting at. Good luck.
from pandionna :
Send me an e-mail. I'll mail you the name and pass.
from spencersmom :
Ugh. Kids agrravate the shit out of me. Especially toddlers. Most of the time I blame kids' behavior on the parents who let let their kids run willy nilly because they think we all should think their kids are Cy-ooot. Then there are parents who teach their kids right...
from themarassa :
Those parents piss off those of us who can stand kids. There is no excuse for the wee one not to be corrected, and I hate even thinking what these kids will be like when they are older. Happy Canada Day for tomorrow... I tried to find a flag, but alas and alack I couldn't. I'm still going to have a few people over though to drink beer, and hey, isn't that what Canada Day is all about??
from foursquare :
I seem to be one of those moms that loves her own child, but can't stand the rest of the world's. Another little thought too. When you do have a baby, always allow yourself to re-evaluate the option on having more kids. I always solidly thought I would have two kids, but once I had Booger I was surprised to find my feelings were changing. Maybe I will maybe I won't, I'm just saying. And unrelated to any of that, Diaryland is totally losing money from me because Paypal is the only way to do it. I have e-mailed Andrew about it, but like I even expected a reply. Too bad for him.
from spencersmom :
You journal is easier to read :-) Looks nice...I can understand about bad cramps. Last one was only after 21 days and agonizing. I saw Farenheit 9/11 the other night...well worth it. I want to see it again.
from foursquare :
Hey just to let you know, you said B's name a few times in there. Also, about colors & stuff. Pooky and I have different tastes in those kinds of things. I like brightly colored cute shit, he likes more sedate modern stuff. Fortunately I am winning in the backyard because all the gardening has been in my realm. I go for brightly colored flowers that are easy to grow, and I have this large rainbow colored fish wind sock too. I bet you'd like him. You should come down here & stuff too, because I need to thin out a lot of perfectly good pepper plants and I'd like to give them to someone. You're desperate to have your own bell peppers right?..
from pandionna :
And don't mind my spelling today. My hands are cold, I can't type, and I'm in one helluva cranky mood.
from pandionna :
Yeah, low-carb diets worry me. Sure, lipid profiles improve, but my guess is that it's from the weight loss, not the nutrient content. Restrict ANY group of foods like that, and you'll lose. The weight loss itself is from the cut caloric intake. I saw a presentation comparing a WW breakfast to an Atkins breakfast. The WW breakfast had 500 calories, the Atkins had 280. Anyway, low-carb diets worry me because too many people eat too much meat on them, and I've seen studies indicating that eating too much meat is associated with calcium excretion in urine, and therefore can increse the risk of bone mineral density loss and osteoporosis.
from retailharlot :
Nah, it normally loads just fine without pics. Loaded quickly today, too. I dig the layout a little more every time I see it... love the bright colors!
from retailharlot :
Loading the page was a bitch on my crappy dial up, but oh so very worth it. Lovely photos. Honestly, I've seen professional photos that didn't look as good.
from foursquare :
Dude, I have one reader that's actually on 640 x 480. Whoa. You'd think 800 x 600 would be dead by now and it annoys me to have to consider it when I do a template, but that's about what a 1/3rd of the people who read my diary are on still. I like your pictures by the way, that last one is pretty funny.
from pandionna :
Love the new look! Cute pictures, too. Bird!
from spencersmom :
I love your layout...the only thing I would suggest is to make the design behind your text a solid color. I admit, that I was not able to finish reading your entry as it was too difficult for me to do so.
from foursquare :
I like your template, especially with the pictures down the side, something I want to do whenever I make a new one. However... There's one little issue. Your screen resolution is 1152 x 864 right? I forget just how it works (something with pixels vs percentages), but the blue rectange that's supposed to be behind your text box moves with all other resolution sizes. It's close with 1024 x 768, but continually gets worse with the others. The easiest way to see this (instead of actually changing the size on your monitor) is to go here: http://www.yournew.com/resolution_test.htm This is your template & all so it's your right to make it how you want, I'm just saying that one thing is a bit of a nuisance for others not on your pixel size. And from looking at my stats tracker, by far everyone is using 1024 x 768 and 800 x 600. I get only a small handful of people above or below those sizes. Anyway, just wanted to give you a heads up on that.
from foursquare :
Thank-you so much for the compliment! :) Yeah, it did look a little grim there in the first half, huh? lol After I wrote all that I remembered a bunch more cute things she does and I thought about adding them, but then I figured that might be getting a bit tedious. Like, you should see her every night when I shut the blinds and she jumps around waving saying good night to the cardinals, "hummies", lizards, frogs, flowers...
from foursquare :
Hey I meant to tell you thanks the other day for your comment, I appreciate it. I guess what's guilted me the most over it isn't just the usual accidents thing, but the fact I had to take her to the equivalent of the emergency room. But, shit, you'd never know anything happened now, so I'm not dwelling on it so much. On a cheerier note, good to be back home?
from pandionna :
I'm hearing REM: Everybody poooooops... Hey, think like a bird. They poop all the time!
from foursquare :
Ah Boston, my old town. Hope you get a little time to sight see. Where are you going anyway, Tufts?
from spencersmom :
What you said about Reagan.
from themarassa :
And no offense taken with the "ordinary" comment. I'm just normal ol' me and I am proud of it.... It's so weird living down here because it seems like you end up "stuck" with whatever group you moved down to be with. For you, its the army. I find that I have lost the cross section of everyday normal life. Yeah, I know... I shouldn't complain, when my cross section involves an ungodly amount of stubble headed, muscle bound, tanned, shirtless young men. Yet I DO complain. It would be nice to be back to Normal for a while.
from themarassa :
Well put. I agree completely about the whole Reagan hoohah. You know, I feel so bad for his surviving wife though, she is grieving so publicly, and is being put through a horrible set of flight schedules and public appearances and honour guards and the like. I feel awful for her- I simply could not do what she is doing.
from pandionna :
Right. He spent the last 10 years dying. That's one reason it IS sad. I agree with you about the research. And I'll add that Laura Bush is an idiot with her comments about stem cells.
from katiedoyle :
thanks for your comment. :) i don't think you sounded racist, but then again, i'm white, so i suppose i'm not qualified to judge, but as i am not racist either, i think i am a little. qualified, i mean. and t must want to do the snotty little miss, otherwise i can't think why he/she would think she's cool, because she's so clearly a bitch. xo, kd
from retailharlot :
Hey, I really appreciate your note. Muchos gracias, senora. It helps to know that someone, somewhere, gives a rat's ass. And I hope you get to feeling better, too. I also hope, that when you do have a baby (which you will), it isn't ugly. There's nothing worse than an ugly baby. *grin*
from spencersmom :
5 thirty AM is 5 thirty AM...not matter what time you go to bed. Been there, done that.
from katiedoyle :
funny comment. :) i know; can you imagine? have a good weekend. :) kd
from themarassa :
Wow. I have to admit when I saw you left a note, that I was more than a little nervous, and breathed a HUGE sigh of relief when you actually agreed (mostly). I think that the conditions would have to be somewhat different to get the same results- maybe to reflect the role of technology in our society compared to the 1970's?-, but I'm pretty sure that the results (ie, general not-niceness) would be the same. I wonder though, could an experiment like that ever happen again, or would it be ruled highly unethical? Do they have to rely on the "If you were..." hypothetically asked questions instead? Those are always so full of shit. And I'm very sorry you decided to skimp on the beer and save your 41 cents. I have been there and I feel your pain... I wish that good ol' Canadian and Blue weren't imports, although it DOES make me feel the teeniest bit exotic.
from spencersmom :
Ouch. I know how you feel. I have learned to medicate no matter what now.
from katiedoyle :
thank you. a lot.
from themarassa :
I'm giggling my ass off over that "shit is thrilling" bit.
from katiedoyle :
cake. i love cake. :) i am not a psychobitch, either, tho apparently some people think so. my dad abused the hell out of us, and in my parents' small catechism recently, i found a tithe envelope on which my dad had written "spare the rod, spoil the child" and the book, chapter and verse. fucking beautiful. i think what that actually means is that children need some sort of discipline, not that it's okay to beat the living fuck out of your kids several times a day. but that could just be me. ::eye roll:: you rule, by the way. :) i had something else but i--oh yeah. l'ancome makes this bitchin' stuff called resurface that i heartily recommend for the feet of the crows. and around your eyes. (ha ha...sorry) kd
from katiedoyle :
isn't cheese ridiculous??? i can't believe it's over 5 bux for a package of 16 Kraft cheese slices. and how much "cheese product" do you really need? i buy the store brand, too. and if you can't have butter, well margarine must be one of your very good friends. :) kd
from pandionna :
Animal research bugs me, but I realize the necessity of it when it comes to disease research. My organization certainly funds enough of it, although we don't cover it much in the magazine because anything that comes of it is years away from being translated to humans. If there's one thing we don't want to give people, it's false hope. Look at all of that stuff about leptin a few years back. Everyone thought it was the Next Big Hormone, and it works differently in humans than it does in mice. Anyway, as long as the animals are treated humanely, and the labs aren't using stolen pets, then there's not much to really get up in arms about, except that I hate to see any animal sick. It's sad. That said, animal testing for cosmetics? Sorry, I don't think it's all that necesssary. I try to buy products that say "not tested on animals" on the label.
from katiedoyle :
man, your husband would go insane cooking with me. I only make things by the book when I don't know how to make them. i do all the flipping coz i'm a spaz. :) what kind of lowfat cheese? is it any good? (margarine just as bad as butter and raises your cholesterol more, coz it's higher in triglycerides than butter; switch to butter!) kd
from retailharlot :
Are you my clone? Heh. I've been disturbed about the pictures of the prisoner abuse, too, and no one that I talk to seems to find it abnormal or bizarre in any way whatsoever. It just doesn't seem terribly bright... If I were going to violate the Geneva Convention standards, I certainly wouldn't make a record of it. And that it seems to be widespread is... deplorable. <I>Right, those individual guards decided that they should torture prisoners, there was no conspiracy, it wasn't sanctioned by the US government...</I> (end sarcasm) What a bunch of fucking chodes. And I totally agree on the religion topic too. It is child abuse.
from themarassa :
Welcome home!
from spencersmom :
Great to see you back...I know about the bummer thing though...back to reality.
from themarassa :
Have a great time!!!!!
from spencersmom :
Have a wonderful time...
from spencersmom :
Good thing you don't live in or near the NYC area. $45 for cable is unheard of. Not even basic comes that cheap.
from foursquare :
Getting off the subject, but speaking of beers and such, you know I had a dream once about going on a roadtrip with you and themarrassa? Yeah it was kind of funny, we kept going back and forth from like here to northern Canada. Another interesting thing, I've had another Diaryland friend show up in a dream, and she's Canadian too. My dreams are being invaded by Canucks! I wonder what the deep meaning of that is? Oh, and good luck with the car decision.
from foursquare :
Well, because you asked for my advice & all (cough). In my own opinion the main thing that matters is, will you be able to cover the costs of a loan, insurance payment and gas each month? If you can do it without hurting your other bills, then do it. Like you said, your credit rating is a strong consideration since you'd like to own a home someday, so doing something to help it is good. I had a lot of the same concerns when I got my car too. When it was all said and done I suddenly went, "Holy fuck, I can go somewhere!" Though living in Boston the public transportation was great (and I miss it) I was still limited and didn't truly realize it until I could drive. It felt really freeing.
from foursquare :
Aww jesus, my stomach's fucking sick now.
from themarassa :
I don't know if this would be good for her, but the best baby gift I ever recieved was a big rubbermaid tote, filled with newborn sized diapers, baby lotion, that nice smelling baby wash, some sleepers, and a whole bunch of other day to day stuff. The really nice outfits were great, and I loved them, but that one gift was the most practical, and the most appreciated. :) Also, it's a bunch of stuff you can get at the local walmart/safeway/walgreens/whatever, so you're not running all over town.
from pandionna :
Maybe you could send T and e-mail that says, simply, "ooh, bitch."
from themarassa :
WOOO!!! You know, we need to invent atheist holidays.. like um, maybe a "Eat chocolate, get lots of gifties, and get rip-roarin' drunk Day". I'm tired of being told that we don't DESERVE holidays. (Paragraph break, new topic) Alas and alack, I have sworn the photos detailing exactly how one does feta sex would never get out, and I'm sorry. Sounds like you have enough to deal with with "bitch" though. (Other paragraph break, new tangent of old topic) And you're right, a guy trying to be funny and trying to get off just doesn't happen simultaneously. In fact, I think theres some kind of inverse mathematical formula determining funny vs. horny (hee, I love that word, it's so 4th grade) If there isn't, there should be.
from spencersmom :
I looooove potato salad!!!
from foursquare :
Man..... "ugh!" Sorry to hear that. So, what kind of options do you have? Would you be happy with a big change? You've been miserable from Day 1 since you moved here it seems. When I listen to you, sometimes I think, "Get out of there, find a job you'd like and have some kids!" Good luck
from spencersmom :
I wouldn't worry about one person's opinion on your lecture...especially since she did not take an adequate sampling of people. Plus...you (not *you* but a generic "you") would tend to lose people anyway. As for working in a toxic environment...you, me, and Browneye could sit for hours and talk about it...ugh...it's never too late to change course. I am after 15 years in the same place.
from themarassa :
And I am slowly taking over your Notes..... Anyways, I find the subject of your lectures interesting. (If I may use that word) I'd actually like to hear more about it.. and the parts I don't follow I actually look up, isn't that the point of learning something? Good luck with T, sometimes petty people just need to be endured, if for no other reason than we can say, "Thank GOD I'm not like her"
from themarassa :
And about the baby expense... it can be expensive. Or not. Your friend who is having the shower might feel that she NEEDS all of these things. On the other hand, I was a single jobless mom and my daughter still survived.... no brand name clothes (Hellllo Salvation army!), winnie the pooh light switch plates or diaper genies, but shes still breathing. I guess the stuff that matters most to kids is the stuff you can't buy anyways.
from themarassa :
Yeah, being the daughter of a Mountie had its good parts, for sure (and some bad too, but who's counting!?!) I have unfortunately never spent any time in Newfoundland, or any of the maritime provinces for that matter. I'd love to go one day... the people are really great. It seems like the poorer provinces (and oh, Newfoundland qualifies on that count) seem to be a lot friendlier. They're also way cooler about drinking and smoking than BC is. My kind of place!
from themarassa :
Wow, I'm really monopolizing your notes, aren't I?!?! Anyways, I was thinking on it, and no wonder I like you, if you're a Newfie! Some of the bestest people in the world, in my opinion.
from themarassa :
I'm from the southcenter of BC... where all those forest fires were last year. I kinda grew up all over the place though, cus my dear old dad was a Mountie.
from themarassa :
What the hell? Where are you SUPPOSED to keep the critters? You DO have a spare storage room, dont you? I'm CERTAIN your landlord wont mind. *eye roll*
from spencersmom :
Man...that dream seemed creepy. I hate creepy dreams. Worst part about it is, when I read it the first time, I thought it was "real."
from pandionna :
Your subconscious is telling you that you need to see something, the way you're seeing something is off, or something is obstructing a clear view of something, and you need to remove the obstacle to see it clearly. (This dream analysis supplied free of charge. Void where prohibited by law.)
from themarassa :
Sorry? No! I find it really interesting. The study of memory fascinates me. The only thing I'm sorry about in all of that is that MY prenatal nutrition habits were um... less than perfect. Just out of curiosity, if you were to supplement a pregnant woman's diet with something that was found to be detrimental (accidentally of course, I'm not saying that you'd put half the mommies-to-be on a normal diet, and the other half on a diet of beer, Big Macs, and cigarettes just to see what would happen) to the young'un, how would you deal with it?
from foursquare :
You know I've always been curious, what happens to the rats after you guys are done with them?
from themarassa :
I can't hardly believe it... Americans? Bureaucracy?? Sheesh... *laughs* Seems the only thing one can count on here is the mountians of paperwork and the "In due course"ness of everything. I have been curious though... what exactly do you do, dear metame? It sounds interesting.
from tom-seb-jak :
STAT!
from kimbarley :
LOL perfect link! The Dominator needs the perfect spokes person... we don't even have to leave California to find one, since everyone uses 'minator' at the end of everything he touches.
from retailharlot :
Heh. My tarot card was the devil. Go figure. On a completely different note, I agree about the SUVs. I don't have the quite the SUV-hatred that you have, but I am frequently irritated when they block my view as I'm trying to get out of a parking lot, and when dumbass 18 yr olds get SUVs from their parents and attempt to run over me, and when people use kids as an excuse, as you mentioned. My ass sat in the back seat for fourteen years (at which point I got a boyfriend who could drive, and I sat in his front seat). I will say that my mom has an SUV and it's the only way she can get around, because getting in and out of normal cars is really hard for her due to her leg problems and the fact that she's over six feet tall. I suppose a van would work, but they weren't selling those at Roger's Used Car Lot on tax day... ahhh, I'm rambling.
from foursquare :
Awww :( *hugs* I wish I could make you feel a little better.
from pandionna :
Don't you just LOVE it when people go on about "sugar" in the body? Makes me want to scream.
from spencersmom :
Wow...I can really relate to the ass thing (I found you via pandionna's link). Ouch...painful reality. I rarely get an opportunity to look at mine (I don't have many mirrors in my house), but when I do it is awful. I usually get a glimpse of it at my parent's house (they have a whole wall that is mirrored behind their toilet). It's kind of like a train wreck -- I can't help but look sometimes.
from pandionna :
I'm reading about your bad Friday and saying "awwww" and laughing in that way that's not really laughing AT you but more like "poor thing, let's fix it with a margarita."
from themarassa :
BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Two thumbs down to the cutting board left SEEMINGLY clean. It happens here all the time too.
from themarassa :
Hey, I found you through Heather, and I'd like to add you. Not only do I heart your diary and writing, but you're a fellow transplanted Canuck, and I like to surround myself in Aboot's and Eh's in this godforsaken land of dawlin' and "Ah reckon". So can I??? Huh huh huh??
from foursquare :
Hey girl, it's Heather -you know I changed diaries right? Just checking on ya, in case my e-mail didn't make it. And if it did I'm just going to call you a lazy ass. :-P Or maybe you don't like me anymore and don't want to follow... *sniff sniff*
from pandionna :
Mary Matalin. It's beyond me how James Carville can wake up next to that woman every morning. Were I single, I wouldn't even DATE a Republican.
from pandionna :
Who was it? Anne Coulter?
from retailharlot :
Yes, I'm commenting 10 seconds after you posted something, because it is spring break and I am incredibly bored. After your entry, I am actually glad that I am away from the dorms and my cable tv, because every time I see those cult-like Bush followers, it makes me physically ill.
from pandionna :
Uh. Heh. Well. My organization gives grants, but it’s for, ummmm…basic research. The idea is to lay some groundwork and see if there’s any evidence that a larger study is warranted. Like, er…heh, well…something the NIH would fund. Most of our researchers go on to apply for NIH grants after doing their preliminary studies with funding from us.
from retailharlot :
I meant HETEROSEXUAL. Dammit.
from retailharlot :
I saw your comment on gay marriage, and I agree... not a single one of the arguments against it makes a bit of sense. The first time someone told me the US was a christian country, I smirked and said no, it was a FREE country. Now I have amended my opinion: it is free as long as you are a homosexual white person who has money and no actual ability to think. Scary stuff, huh?
from pandionna :
Jon? As in Stewart? He picked on JON STEWART? Lemme at'im! I've seen Dr. Phil once. Meh, doesn't bother me. I don't like the husband and wife on the "Dr. Phil Family," the couple in which the husband has cheated and the wife can't seem to express herself without becoming shrill. But ol' Phil himself doesn't bother me. Cleaned out my buddy list, too. I figure if someone hasn't updated in two months, they're gone.
from pandionna :
Wow. Tres sticky. Not right for your sister to do that to her children, and keep them from their grandma. But maybe your mum should have just told your sister that she needs to find a place for both kids. Shoulda, woulda, coulda, I know, but doesn't seem fair from that end, either. I mean, both are her grandkids. Just my two unasked-for cents.
from pandionna :
Sing it! You crack me up. I get myself angry when I write entries, too. Oh, and you think I'm kidding about the awe I expressed at your ability to think in the morning? HA! My mornings consist of getting up, staggering into the shower like the people in the Coast soap commercials, and then running aroudn like the proverbial headless chicken, followed by a semi-sprint to the train. That you can even sign on to d-land puts you in a higher taxonomy than I'm in.
from ghostlight :
Hey, Metame. Thanks for your clear and eloquent message in my guestbook, it totally made sense to me and I really appreciated it. I'm glad you have confidence in my dealings with Jeff (something which had worried me a little), and you're right, Henry can be "cryptic" - excellent word - but he's not trying to be. I think he's just a guy who's accustomed to solitude. One misdirection I took in yesterday's entry was in indicating that I consider Jeff and Henry an either-or situation. At this point I'm not sure I want a relationship with Henry, though I may get into moods late at night and fantasize. But I do know I really love that boy, and I like that he may like me, too. And I like being around him and I'd like to be confident that I'll see him on a regular basis. But I don't think I put Henry on a pedestal. I really don't think he's that much better or worse than a lot of other people I write about, but I guess he does have a quality that draws me, and I'm not clear enough on what that is to start identifying it. But thanks again for your honest feedback. It has given me food for thought, too.
from hlm79 :
Oh yeah, I also meant to say I checked out that link you gave me, pretty interesting stuff. Politics furiate me sometimes.
from pandionna :
You mean...you mean...you actually do something other than pee, preen, and dash out the door in the morning? You are now my new role model. Heh.
from invisibledon :
I'll pass the info on the mouse biology to doodle - I'm not what you would call afraid of rodents but I won't pick them up and do a gender check. - How are things?
from pandionna :
Thank you. I was all freaked out last night when I couldn't find you!
from hlm79 :
Yay, your diary's back!!! Oh, and also. I wanted to tell you my feelings jibe with yours about Valentine's Day. In fact, I damn near wrote the same entry about it last Friday.
from katiedoyle :
thank you. it *was* pretty frigging terrifying. i seriously think had i not been in a residential neighborhood where there could be witnesses, i'd be dead. i can truly tell you i hate la and can't freaking *wait* not to live her anymore. i really, really, really wanna live in france or canada now. really. thank you for your note; it means a lot. kd
from hlm79 :
Oh fuuuuucck. I wondered if this is what happened to me last fall. Are you a gold member? I hope you are, because if you aren't they might not get back to you. I was getting that shit, and found that if I edited a page, it would come back. But of course I didn't want to do that on hundreds of them. As I was talking about that, one of the other people on my buddylist had that happen to her too. She said for awhile she could do the edit thing to fix it as well. But then that stopped working and her entire diary went blank. She wasn't a gold member so tech support never got back to her, and she lost her entire diary. So, yeah. Oh, and when tech support got back to me, you know what their grand explanation was? "Sorry about that, there was a weird database problem on your account that has been fixed now." Good luck, I sure hope they get it fixed.
from hlm79 :
M, what's up with your diary? I'm getting an empty white page.
from hlm79 :
Hey M, did you ever check out that video link I e-mailed you? Hee!
from pandionna :
EXITS, EXITS, I mean spontaneously EXITS! Sheesh...
from pandionna :
AUGH! I missed Dean on Jon! AUUUUGH! But, um, about that sebaceous cyst...poor dear. The huz had one on his head, and he called it his third eye. He had it for months and then it went down on its own. Weird. I hope yours spontaneously exists. Poor woowoo.
from pandionna :
Your entries lately have struck a chord in me, particularly this: "I'm willing to accept everyone except those that are unwilling to accept everyone." Wow. You can be my socialist dictator any time.
from hlm79 :
If you don't know much about them, you might find it interesting reading about the Libertarian party. http://www.lp.org/intro/option.html Most of my views fit in there and they're who I vote for when I can. Of course, now that I've perhaps disagreed with you, you may not like me anymore. :-P
from hlm79 :
"is IT" I mean. As if you couldn't figure out my typos or anything.
from pandionna :
Heh, I don't KNOW how to say it, either.
from pandionna :
Yeah, I know. White trash is pretty gross, too. We had that. They brought the roaches in. But--and I don't quite no how to say this without sounding horrible--in the past year, a number of folks from a certain part of the world have moved in and the problems in the common areas started with that.
from invisibledon :
Happy Holidays -2003
from freeblog :
Stranger in a Strange Land (SISL) takes a weird bend right about the middle. If it's not doing it for you anymore, that's probably why. I *hated* the last 1/3 to 1/2 of the book. Once he got on that whole free-love-god thing, I was waaaaay over it. :(
from hlm79 :
Thank-you thank-you :)
from freeblog :
wow; it's taken me a long time to reply...sorry about that. i'm glad i restore your faith in humanity. :) i'm glad you restore mine. and yeah, maybe you should back away from the coffee for a little while. ;) free
from hlm79 :
LoL. You're a funny ass.
from invisibledon :
Happy Halloween 03
from hlm79 :
Dang it! You know that was one of the names I guessed? I disqualified it though because I thought it sounded like too cutesy of a name for her. Not that that should really mean anything. Shit, Heather seems to have something of a bimbo connotation to it anymore.
from hlm79 :
I'm not sure my guestbook message went through (luckily I've grown smart enough to copy these things). I've done repelling a couple times (with the army) and both times, I was rather freaked at the first jump you have to do. It's like, you're sitting at the edge of a platform which is already pretty high, with your back to the open. And you pretty much have to let yourself fall backwards. I felt like I was going to land on my back, and every signal in my body was warning me not to do it. However, I found once my feet hit the wall after that first jump, then it's pretty fun.
from yam-c :
hi metame! i think u'r really cool. and u love music! d way u write and express urself, ur an intellectual being!!! no kidding...=)
from yam-c :
hi metame! i wud like to b ur friend. if u hav time, check my diary. im not sure if u'l like it. anyways, i jus love writing that's why ive come up to an online diary jus like anybody else in here....thanks! ur stories are actually nice and cool!
from boundwoman :
Sounds like you've had a hell of a time. Hope your day is a good one and that you can adjust to things over here. BW
from hlm79 :
stupid guestbook... Man, that was a little freaky! I actually had something very similiar to that happen to me once. I still haven't completely figured out just what I did, but I know it was related to the same thing. I fuckin' went blind. That was the most disturbing part. Maybe I'll go tell that story in my diary now.
from invisibledon :
Have a great holiday weekend 8/29/03
from pandionna :
Heh. Go tree! I have issues with those vehicles.
from bookoshadows :
I have no clue what that was all about! lol but i loved the nail polish! Take care--
from sunnflower :
Great banner!
from sistercookie :
I wanted to thank you for stopping by and saying you like my ducks. Thanks a bunch:-)
from eaglesgirl :
I just wanted you to know that I came to your diary after seeing your banner b/c I thought it was funny. If your banner does get ridiculed, I'm sorry. I enjoyed it. :)
from redivivus :
For an example of homour see me last message. Were you kidding? Duh, I didn't know that... uhhhh....
from redivivus :
My dear, we are the only province against gay marriage. We may not have PST but we are taxed like hell. We are the most overworked people in Canada. And we do have rats, his name is Ralp Klein. Alberta seriously is warped, its like living in the Twilight Zone. Horrifying.
from hlm79 :
I didn't think it was perverted at all, actually I thought it was very funny. It sounds exactly like something Brian would do. - The only thing like that I can think of along the same lines I've done is I bribed him once with a blow job if he'd clean the chinchilla cage. He did, but he told me it wasn't worth it and it'd have to be a threesome or something next time.
from katiedoyle :
lol; ah...success! *yessss*!
from katiedoyle :
(please make sure you view the leaf and flower pics)
from katiedoyle :
Please go here: http://www.missouriplants.com/Whitealt/Pyrus_calleryana_page.html and tell me if we have a winner. (I just spent the last 3.5 hours trying to figure the damn thing out)
from katiedoyle :
::sigh:: that was really long, too. i'm sorry. i should have sent email. btw, the plant pictures thing is a hobby. :) kd
from katiedoyle :
hey :) no problem on voicing my opinion; i do it often. ;) really, it was easy to do there, because she set out her points for why she was in favor of war and what she believed would result. so i took it step by step. i'm not so good at it when people just say "go bush" or that the war is a good thing. my thoughts get too jumbled up and sorting them out is a huge hassle. i have another blog here called freeblog that is for the political stuff...sadly, i have been too stressed out by all of it as late to really immerse myself in it in order to address it in a thoughtful and intelligent fashion. as for your mystery plant, I see you live in durham nc. do you happen to know your zone? and if you know your sunset zone, that would be even better; all i have sunset listings for are those of the western states. if you go to your local home depot or big chain bookstore, you can probably find a sunset garden book (sunset eastern garden book? mine is the western) that will tell you your sunset zone(s). that will help me a lot in narrowing down. after that, what shape are the leaves and flowers? are the flowers five-petalled and star-shaped, or many-petaled? do they look like little roses or sweet peas, kinda, or like daisies or jasmine? that kind of thing. how many lobes do the leaves have? like a maple has 3-lobes. do they look like maple or grape leaves, or like roses? are they glossy or waxy or have a powder on them? also be aware that some might be compound leaves, which look like a bunch of leaves on one stem, but are really a bunch of leaflets on the stem of one leaf. you can tell by how it comes off the branch...the stem connecting to the branch is the petiole, and everything attached to that stem/petiole is the leaf. one leaf. :) what does the bark look like? i'll start looking now, and the fact that it doesn't smell nice will definitely help, but you'd be amazed how hard it is to sleuth out a plant. oh, also, are the leaves dark/light/yellowish green? and check to see if any new leaves are a different color from the older ones. do you happen to know if it loses its leaves, in whole or in part at any time of year? that's a lot to ask, huh? :) you see how complicated it is! but i'll look and ask my plant id teacher, too. :) kd
from invisibledon :
Happy Valentines Day @-'---
from crosover :
you're as whimsical as your diary layout. good stuff. all the best.
from frito-lays :
Hey hey... you're reading "The Testimony," aren't you? I haven't read it but have heard about it. So I put two-and-two together when you wrote about the strong reactions you were having to the whole God-slant (good grief, wonder what you felt when you've read some of MY theological rantings? Heh heh heh). Different topic, I agree, today was a yucky day to be outside. With the wind chill, it was like -15 F today (I suck at doing metric conversions, sorry). Speaking of going outside, I have to do it again soon. I'm going out to be feed my karaoke cravings. Cheers back at ya.
from invisibledon :
thanks - Your city is one of the places I want to go in the world
from frito-lays :
HI there! Well, I'm sure you'll do FLABULOUSLY on your thesis and you'll blow 'em outta the water and you'll get a nobel prize and all that good stuff. So, just out of curiosity, how did you stumble upon my diary?
from frito-lays :
Thanks for adding me to your list of favorite diaries!!! I must say I enjoyed yours as well... How's that yucky thesis going?
from frito-lays :
Thanks for adding me to your list of favorite diaries!!! I must say I enjoyed yours as well... How's that yucky thesis going?
from invisibledon :
Happy New Year
from invisibledon :
Happy Holidays
from jenne1017 :
thanks chica!
from hlm79 :
Damn, well thank-you. :) I feel a little bad because I've been meaning for a few weeks now to leave you a note to say "damn you're cool", lol. I enjoy your diary as well.
from invisibledon :
Happy turkey day to you too
from invisibledon :
oh no don't spare me the real answer I love long notes and stuff. I'm doing ok I'm happy, working too much but I'm good Happy Friday to you too
from invisibledon :
how you doin'?
from invisibledon :
oh too cool you'll have to let me know how that goes
from invisibledon :
Sorry I made your head hurt but thanks for playing
from invisibledon :
HAPPY TUESDAY
from invisibledon :
You've been playing in my neighborhood thanks - and thanks for listing me too
from frenchpress :
hi

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