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from bebelua :
Hey! Nice to hear from you :) Don't worry that you missed anything. My update was literally one word: "tumbleweed", but I'm happy to share the pw with you. If you want it, just leave an email address in my notes and I'll send it your way. No idea if/when I'll update again, though. Hope you're well!
from emeraldtiger :
ps, i forgot to add, if you do start up someplace new, do be sure to let me know.
from emeraldtiger :
Bummer...will miss you. Sad to see you go. I'm excited for everything that you have going on in your life and everything that's in store for you. Keep in touch. You can find me on FB, and if you're not sure how to, ask BT and she'll tell you how (if you ask her, tell her I said you'd know). And the d-land thing? We'll keep that over here in this little anonymous corner of the internet. Gone are the days of "anonymous" "semi-private" blogging. Ha, I must be crazy that I'm still somewhat here, b/c d-land is so 2002. ;-)
from curious-me :
I would be lying if I didn't say I saw this coming but it sucks just the same! I will miss reading your entries - you were always brutally honest and I loved that about your writing. If you're serious about keeping up via fb then I would love to 'friend' you on it - I won't even say how we met or mention "D-land". If not no worries, I hope everything goes okay with the new babe! Take care - Megan
from rdhdprincess :
Aw, man! If it weren't for Facebook and e-mail I would be crying. I have loved getting to know you babycakes! And I will miss you so much. Please remember me if you start somewhere new. And good luck! Mwah!
from neko-carre :
Twenty. Franking. Three. Days?! Aw come on, man! I miss you! Surely shit's goin' on. Come back, dear Red. And let's see some pics!
from neko-carre :
Moon bounce?
from rdhdprincess :
I love that I can practically *feel* the happiness dripping off of your words. So happy for your dear. Congratulations!
from emeraldtiger :
Happy Anniversary!
from neko-carre :
So good to hear you happy & that things are great! I hope to at least see some preggo mamma pics though! And happy anniversary!
from batten :
thanks, honey I really needed to hear I did the right thing... I've been alternately cringing and patting myself on the back today. The thing about my having sent that is that it's not fair to him. Sure he chose to be there but it's not like he can drop everything and come back. I'm lonely and desperate in a safe country. He's lonely and desperate AND in a place where car bombs go off 2 doors down the street... So I feel bad for sending that but at the same time maybe it'll reassure him that he's loved and wanted. I dunno. How are you doing? How's the bean doing? You comfortable? Big hug to you. -J
from rdhdprincess :
Glad to hear the possible bad turned good. It sounds like she really values you guys as tenants so that's good, right? It seems to me that with the history of getting it and how great it has been, you guys are supposed to be right where you are. Hopefully it will all be okay. Also, I missed the entry two back about the tacky night out and it sounded fabulous. Heh. What fun!
from rdhdprincess :
Yay! Thanks for the info dear. Will go check out Facebook. The timing of you two girls is just fabulous. What fun for all!
from rachelliz :
Congrats! Your baby and BTM's baby can be BFFs!
from rdhdprincess :
Love and kisses and best wishes. But in a cool way.
from la-the-sage :
Good for you! Congrats! ~LA
from curious-me :
Holy Crap - Congratulations!!!!! I had to read the first few lines a couple times cause I couldn't believe my eyes - this is awesome news!!!
from emeraldtiger :
Well wow...congratulations! And best wishes w/ everything. It's definitely a new chapter in your & the Prof's lives. There's nothing wrong w/ being private about it...that's just how it is for some people. Thanks so much for sharing, here--I'm very happy for you. And yes, I would have wondered if you disappeared for a stretch of several months. As BTM said, there really aren't many of us left here. I don't update nearly as much as I did back in the day, but also don't plan to go anywhere else for now. It's comfortable, it's familiar, I have a small, select group of people here that I follow and/or read me, and I like it that way. And about learning the gender, just remember that life has so few genuine surprises that you might as well keep this one a surprise as well. Why anyone would get annoyed by your decision not to find out, I can't really understand. xoxo,
from rdhdprincess :
Yay for near-perfect weekends! And Peep Bombings? I love this and I don't even know the details. Also, just realizing that it's time to move on and making the plan is half the battle. (That I apparently could not make on my own:) Good for you! Recent tramatic events aside, I'm glad to be gone.
from bathtubmary :
ugh, the prof-rents. to them may i quote joshua sacco (quoting herb brooks): SCREW EM. xo
from rachelliz :
Caught up! Hopefully you're feeling better now that the sun is coming out. I feel such a sense of relief.
from rachelliz :
So I'm trying to get back with dland people finally. And of course, have lost your pword? If it's okay, could you send it along? HOpe you are doing well. Rachel 8 at hotmail dot com
from rdhdprincess :
Those damn baby showers! They are about at bad as those indoor fast-food playgrounds. ACK.Glad you made it thru dear. Mwah!
from emeraldtiger :
Oh no! Hope you're better. Norovirus is nothing to joke about or mess with. One of my family members was struck with something like that during winter vacation, and it really was miserable. It came on so suddenly. The thing is, it left her feeling wiped for about a week afterwards. I assume that's what it was. She thought she had food poisoning, but we all at the same thing and none of us were sick. Then again, I always thought Norovirus was highly contagious but none of us got that either. All it takes is one dirty doorknob or one restaurant worker's poorly washed hand, though, I suppose, and you can get unlucky. Hey, I hope you straightened out the fender bender stuff that happened recently. Bummer!
from rdhdprincess :
Hi my friend, thanks for all the good thoughts. Also, car accidents with stupid other drivers and home problems totally suck, even when other people are going thru other shit. It doesn't make it any less shit for you. I hope your insurance company sets the wacko straight and you get to keep your great place at a great price. And I totally forgot what else I was going to say. There was one more thing and it was of course brilliant, but it's gone. Hate it when that happens. Mwah!
from neko-carre :
Hi. Thing 2 might not have anything to do with you. It is odd, but you may never hear another thing about it. Don't give yourself an ulcer over something that hasn't even happened (yes, I know - it's you. *Wink*). But it was smart of Prof to ask for a lease renewal. Thing 1: I agree, let your insurance company handle it. That's what you pay them for. I remember when Dave got into that car accident. The insurance companies were contacted and the ball was rolling. But the other lady's insurance company kept calling us. Wanting us to make a statement or some shit. I called my insurance agent and was like, "WTF? Do I have to do this?" He's like, "No. That company is notorious for intimidation." So I just ignored their calls forever. Eventually they stopped calling and everything was taken care of, just like it would've been had they not wasted time talking to my voice mail. And lastly, Good Things? What news? I wanna know!
from idiot-milk :
My mother, my tiny little 5'6" mother who weighs MAYbe 110 soaking wet, bowls with a 16lb ball. When I do go bowling, which isn't so very often, but when I do, I use an 8lb ball. My mother, she is hardcore. Also, she can drink just about anyone under the table in the most ladylike fashion possible. Pertinent to nothing, but it goes along with her whole hardcoreness.
from bathtubmary :
hmm, i say when vegas is on the table, always go with vegas (do you admire my restraint in not saying 'always bet on vegas'?). not that i won't be hella envious, but still. xoxo
from neko-carre :
Lucky betch! ;-) I love hearing happiness in you.
from emeraldtiger :
Work from home flexibility is the best! Although it's easy to find yourself still in pj's at 3pm on some days. And yummm....mexican hot chocolate...something that would make this snowy weekend perfect.
from neko-carre :
AH YES, you lucky work-from-homer!
from neko-carre :
Memory foam TOTALLY rules and cats ARE nice. Glad to see you're back. *I* missed you.
from neko-carre :
I know what you mean about getting the funeral giggles. Even at Sean's, where we were heartbroken, there were 3 singing priests and one of them could NOT carry a tune. I was trying to stifle my laughter so hard that I think I gave myself a hernia. Must be a nervous coping mechanism or something. P.S. Oh yeah, it IS the end of a decade, isn't it? Wow.
from warped-one :
You should be able to reset your wireless router. There's a little pinhole you can shove a paperclip into to reset it to factory defaults. Also, often the password on the ISP routers (to change the WiFi password and other settings) is the serial number on bottom. Sorry, you weren't asking for Tech Support? heh.
from pandionna :
You can be part of my village any time, chica, as long as you're not allergic to feathers.
from la-the-sage :
LA has gone fishin'.
from rdhdprincess :
I'm hoping that the final "thing" going on this morning is going well and you have good news and reason to relax. Also, I agree - Worst. Fall. Ever. It almost makes me miss summer.
from bathtubmary :
best...winter...ever then? sound's weird to say, but here's hoping. xo, d
from rdhdprincess :
Man, I'm so sorry for you both, but it is kind of soothing to know that others are in the same life-draining work experience and making it out alive. Life sucks. Moving on, happy weekend! And best wishes on 2.5!
from curious-me :
Aw crap, I'm truly sorry to hear that. I really hope things getter better!
from curious-me :
Aw crap, I'm truly sorry to hear that. I really hope things getter better!
from la-the-sage :
Not a clue as to what "It" is/was, but you're my friend so I'm angry and sad on your behalf and am sending warm fuzzies as I type this. ~LA
from neko-carre :
Oh no. :-( Email me, if you're up for it.
from polly-esther :
I saw Sunshine Cleaning recently and really enjoyed it. Good luck Wednesday...I kinda know the feeling...
from rdhdprincess :
First, I'm envious of your amazing manicurist. Second, I'm glad things are going as well as possible. Will be thinking hopeful thoughts for you especially on Wednesday morning. Mwah! Third, memory foam rocks!
from rdhdprincess :
I'm proud of you. You're a strong woman, my friend. Now send some of that cold weather my way!
from rdhdprincess :
"A cat that's been Hershey squirting his way around the basement like Jackson Pollack on a bender." This is the most amazing sentence I have read lately. I'm glad that there are positives honey and you are focusing on them. And WTF? Where did all the good fall clothes go? There are none here either. Good luck with the lawyer and etc. You can do this no matter the suckage.
from polly-esther :
Sigh..Anything involving lawyers is not good. Whatever it is, it's probably not as the major thing I had to go through. Maybe someday (or in my case, maybe some year) you can talk about it. But for now just get through it however you can. It will be okay.
from curious-me :
I've been M.I.A. for a week or so and am just catching up on the favourites. I hope everything is okay and that they are already getting better for you. Take Care!
from rdhdprincess :
I'm so sorry to hear that honey. It sounds awful and yet you seem to be handling it with grace. I hope it can be the very worst possible that it has to be. And if you ever want a far, far away ear, I'm here happy to listen or help or whatever you need. And I'm not just saying that.
from pandionna :
Aw, honey. I'm here if you need. Please remember how much your friends love you and accept you for all of you, mistakes and all. Hugs!
from la-the-sage :
Gads, fingers crossed the damage won't be heavy as feared.
from emeraldtiger :
Oh no! Well, whatever it is, big hug to you. And, same as what she said below: I hope it all turns out not to be as terrible as it feels right now... somehow, some way.
from polly-esther :
Oh no, I'm really sorry to hear this. Maybe things won't be as bad as you think? HUGS.
from rdhdprincess :
Your weekends make me so happy.
from pandionna :
Good for you! Get rid of the toxic tools! (Um, just don't get rid of the snark queens, okay?)
from bathtubmary :
heh! it'll come as no surprise that i was inspired by your boot-wearing example. mine might even be the same model as your fryes, but in tan.
from emeraldtiger :
Three things: 1) Really? No wine in summer, not even white?(Although then again, maybe you drinking white wine goes against your online name).;-) 2) Ha. That organization mailing is like the Jehovah's Witnesses persistently coming to my house and putting their pamphlets in my door. Now how did they find me?? 3) Really? Wow. FB is crazy or "interesting". It has put me in touch w/ some people I lost touch w/ after high school and never thought I'd hear from or contact again. So that is admittedly cool even if not a little strange. Like my hs boyfriend and other "friends" that I never really interact with in cyberspace. It's crazy how all of my different worlds converge in once place on FB: there are people I know from childhood, high school, college, grad school (master's degree) and grad school (current program), work and...diaryland. But it sounds like your reunion/meet-up will be fun!
from rdhdprincess :
Glad you had some good times, but what is up with not dishing about the True Blood party??? Details, please. Am HOOKED.
from bathtubmary :
meaning if we don't get in, that's all.
from neko-carre :
Oh! New kittehs! I wish I could have one or five.
from pandionna :
Bottle some extra. I'll give you $100 for an ounce.
from bathtubmary :
i used 'outrageous' twice. i must be outrageously outrageous.
from bathtubmary :
aw, man, am i gonna miss a time! that sangria sounds outrageous. please drink my share for me. and way to go on the fixie you outrageous hipster! xoxo, d
from neko-carre :
You will become addicted to the Netflix instant watch, and then you'll buy the Roku box and it'll be the best thing you ever purchased. Dave & I are glued to it. We have 345 movies/t.v. in our Instant Watch queue. (I understand it works the same with the X-Box, if you have one of those.) The Roku box is $100 bucks and you keep it forever, but it's TOTALLY worth it, especially because I reduced my membership to one DVD - $9.77 a month! - because we rarely use Netflix for the DVDs anymore. Sooo much stuff is on the Watch Instant. (Can you tell I'm a big fan?!)
from rdhdprincess :
Hi Tate! The party will be amazing once you get started and you will be glad you did it. There, how was that? I want to do NOTHING these days so I totally understand the not-wating-to. Mwah!
from rdhdprincess :
Oh no. Sending bloody, periodish thoughts your way. Also, I know it sounds kinda gross after the bloody thoughts, but your pasta thingy sounds delicious!
from neko-carre :
Ooh, I just noticed that "Let the Right One In" is on Netflix Watch Instant! Thanks for the recommendation. Although at first I thought it was Peter Sarsgaard - he makes me drooly.
from rdhdprincess :
I love your joy of life. You and BTM make me want more out of life, make me want do twist it and shake it and get every possibility and enjoyment out of it. I really hope work gets better PRONTO!
from rdhdprincess :
Best vacation wishes, babydoll.
from rdhdprincess :
That was a great list. I enjoyed it! The top portion was bigger than the bottom portion so it seems all is well. And those old friends that you can wake up naked with drama free are the BEST! :)
from neko-carre :
Um, excuse me. No explaination about the naked thing? Hellooo? McFly??
from neko-carre :
At least this time your resume & cover letter are ready to go. I'm surprised you didn't get a call from that last place.
from curious-me :
Okay you totally have to take a picture of that key chain - it sounds awesome!!!
from rdhdprincess :
Toffee bottom crust? Well then, you really had no choice, did you? Yum! Good luck getting to where you want to be. I know it's a hassle. P.S - I still think you're beautiful!
from neko-carre :
Chocolate mousse cake with toffee crust?? Ohhhhmyyygaaaaawddroool.
from neko-carre :
What about your stylist? Isn't she my doppleganger as well? Or maybe she was my twin from haircolors past. Well, I hope Deborah made a good impression for us and didn't get too drunk and make of a fool of ourselves. 'Course, I can't promise the same as HER twin. The poor girl. ;-)
from la-the-sage :
Hope the vacation is spectacular! ~LA
from rdhdprincess :
Oh, that video was hilarious! I used to love the song in high school, too, so there was that as well. You aren't the last person to get on board:) Happy weekend!
from neko-carre :
"Burning hatred." BWAAHAHA!
from neko-carre :
I am SO GLAD to see you back here again! Man, the shit! I can see why you had to take a break for a while, or it would've been documentation of all those crazy ups & downs. But c'est la vie, no? Anyway, it's wonderful to "see" you again, my friend. And yeah, I knew about Lisa. She IM'd me on Facebook a few days ago, and we talked. We were both pretty drunk & it was very late, so I don't remember a lot, and it was the same night Face decided to divorce. But yeah, OPP replationship problems abound right now! Beyond my sis, I don't think I can take much more of being "an ear". LOVING my hubby so much right now.
from rdhdprincess :
I'm so happy that you didn't lose your job, and happy belated anniversary! Awww! Now, I hate to sound so demanding, but you cannot tease us with a new cut AND color and not give us a picture. It's just not nice. You are a hair tease. Pictures! Best wishes to you and the Professor:)
from rdhdprincess :
Yay! I'm happy for even bullet points. I've missed you!
from neko-carre :
You just made my day!
from curious-me :
Welcome Back!!! Is it wrong that I went into panic mode when I couldn't remember your passwords???? Thankfully my ol' brain kicked in and I remembered...'shew.
from bathtubmary :
YAY!!! bloody hell yay. xoxo, d
from polly-esther :
I'm so happy to hear that! I'd look into the city's animal control center -- the need tends to be greater at city-run places like that rather than independent rescues. Good luck! :)
from neko-carre :
41 days? Really?? Come on, the anniversary? The new hair (with pics)? Surely those are worth documenting! I friggin miss you.
from emeraldtiger :
Missing your updates! Hope things are OK. On a hot tip from BTM, I'm going to say Happy Anniversary! Have a great weekend.
from neko-carre :
Since you said you weren't gonna post until you have something good to day, it makes me sad that there's no entry yet. :-( You know we don't mind the bummer entires. That's what this is here for - for you to vent. And to get support from all of us. Come back soon.
from curious-me :
Hopefully your hiatus won't last too long! But until then I hope you work things out and get a lot more peace and lot less craziness going on in your life. Good Luck and come back soon!
from krisbell :
hey lady. hope you're ok. i used to see dr. rosemary corderi and LOVED her. first doc i ever had that i felt listened to me and tried to connect to me. she's in weston (right off 95), but it's worth the drive. AND her sister is victoria corderi from dateline! she shares an office with a GREAT ob/gyn also, if you in the market for a new one of them.
from emeraldtiger :
oh, dear, hang in there--sending a {hug} your way!
from rdhdprincess :
I'm so sorry to hear all of this dear. It is terrifying. I wish I had a good story of how everything would be fine, but I don't. I do understand though. Kevin's hours, and therefor paycheck have been cut in half. Half. Half! Ack. And we all know that I work for asshole who is trying to get rid of me so I can feel the noose tightening too. I personally think that you are brilliant and have great chances of making it all work out. Much love, c
from batten :
Oh honey I'm so sorry you're going through all of this. I hope it gets better and that your jobs stays secure. Hang in there. Sending a comforting hug your way...
from pandionna :
Nonsense--I could never get sick of your diary. There may be something to hub's suggestion of having your taxes done by a pro. I thought I would owe about $2,000 and ended up getting $1,600 back. You might also just appreciate the feedback and info on the spouse thing and the advice on what kind of exemptions to take. I'm sorry you're going through this, chica. Many hugs and much love to you.
from polly-esther :
Ugh, I'm so sorry you're feeling this way. I can barely follow the news anymore because the economic picture is so distressing, so I can't imagine how it feels to have to monitor it for your job... This may not help, but if you do get laid off, you'll get unemployment, and that would help get you through, right?
from krisbell :
here's hoping for you... losing your job SUCKS. my advice would be to start looking seriously now. i wish i would have done that at the first mention of potential layoffs. hopefully it works out for you, tho!
from la-the-sage :
(Doing the job mojo witch dance) "Red is vital! Red is cool! Red is vital. Don't be fools!" Best luck, sweetie. ~LA
from rdhdprincess :
Please let Red keep her job. Please let Red keep her job! Please let Red keep her job! Please let Red keep her job!
from curious-me :
Aren't taxes just awesome!! The Hub always owes the gov't 'thousands' of dollars because of his job. Of course we never have all that money lying around so we *try* and play catch up alllll year long! Yah! Taxes rock! : P
from polly-esther :
Photos of the boots, please!! Just one photo will do.
from batten :
OOo! Come play with meeeee! Join my mafia group! FB friend me! (all this proves I have NO life and I'm all about living in cyberworld.) (grin) Hope you had a great weekend. -J
from batten :
Me? I'm having a blackntan after updating my resume and sending it to multiple uninterested parties and now I'm playing Mafia wars on FB. I totally grok your feelings right now. Hang in there. Big hug to you, honey. -J
from rdhdprincess :
Ah! So it's a new daughter! I knew she was on the pill. Where did this daughter come from? You have to tell me! I hate being so behind. I like finding out what's going on before I see it thought as it's kind of like foreplay. It doesn't bother me a bit:) And I think you are beautiful - red, brown, or grey.
from neko-carre :
Wot?! I haven't seen FOTC Season 2 yet. So the finale is very... final? Don't tell me, but noooo!
from batten :
Go! Go see the boats! I've been following the careers of many of the crew for the better part of 2 decades. And a couple of the skippers actually stayed in our houses when the 2004 VOR came through here. Torben Grael is a Brazilian 5 time Olympian medalist in the Star class and one of the nicest guys in the world. Just to give you an idea of how powerful those boats are, hitting 20 knots in a regular racing sailboat is frickin' Awesome. These boats do 30 knots and more, easily. Knots is speed. I can't rememebr exactly what it is but it's something like 1.3 mph per knot. And thanks, honey. I do appreciate the comfort. And no, it doesn't get cloying or bothersome, not coming from a friend. Big hug to you. -J
from rdhdprincess :
I'm about 5 episodes behind on Big Love so I didn't even know that Nikki had a daughter. Sounds like it's really getting good! On the hair, you have such a pretty face that you can do anything. I would cut off a couple of inches and have them put in some long layers around the face, take some of the bulk out of it so it's a little sleeker and shapely but you still can rely on the cut and don't have to DO it too much. And WHAT THE HELL IS THE MATTER WITH RED HAIR?? Hee. I like you red.
from bathtubmary :
happy birthday bellhorn! he truly is the best. he brought me around to cats, for crying out loud. crash is surely burning all his bridges, eh? xo, d
from batten :
Stinky-kitty is 18 and I hate that he's so old. I want more years with him because he is MY best cat ever. Along with Psycho-kitty of course. I totally understand your thinking. I hope you have many more years with your furball.
from rdhdprincess :
Bottled snake? Well that sounds interesting! I'm glad you had a fun weekend and are recovering nicely. I've found that the older you get, the worse the recovery. Gah.
from curious-me :
I totally get the owning of a washer and dryer...it's been over a year and I still get shivers doing the laundry ; ) Oh and isn't it always interesting how when YOU move everyone is busy but when others move....yah you know where I'm going with this!
from rdhdprincess :
Moving is such sheer hell. I'm glad that you made it thru the big part. I seriously would hurt anyone who asked about a party when they did not help you move. Really. I would throw something at them. Gah. P.S. - You're so cute.
from pandionna :
Seriously? Disappearing but then inquiring about a housewarming? Not cool. Not cool at all. I'd be ticked, too.
from rdhdprincess :
Good luck! I know moving is so hard and such a pain in the ass. It will be so cozy and wonderful once you're all done though. I remember the sheer joy at getting my first washer and dryer. I think I shed a tear. I swore that I would never ever take them for granted and would appreciate my non-having-to-go-to-the-laundrymat status. Enjoy!!
from emeraldtiger :
good luck w/ the moving! i know what a pain it is to move--even across town. packing, moving, and unboxing is always stressful.
from curious-me :
WOOOOOHOOOOOOO CONGRATS!!!!!!
from la-the-sage :
YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats! I am excited and happy for you. Lots of love and luck will come with you to your new home. ~LA
from emeraldtiger :
Get out! You actually visited Carcassonne? I've heard and read that it is very cool. And yeah--enough people have told me about the game that I think it's worth checking out. I love board games too but don't get to play nearly as much as I'd like to. BTW, yay for the new place!
from rdhdprincess :
Hooray! Congratulations on the new place! Those smooth husbands are a good thing to have! (Um, mine is not. Smooth. Good, but not smooth.) Mwah!
from neko-carre :
YES!! Charasmatic husbands work magic. I often send mine in when the charming needs to happen.
from batten :
That's awesome! Moving's a total PITA but worth it. Speaking as someone who moved twice in 6 months. Just think of it as an opportunity to get rid of the stuff you don't use... I'm really happy for you though. You gotta post pics.
from neko-carre :
Great job on the follow-up email! I've got my fingers crossed for you!
from neko-carre :
Write a nice, professional letter acknowledging that your credit isn't the best, but demonstrating how you're currently working on improving it, and that you'd be happy to provide rental references (and pet references). Better to approach the subject upfront than to have them "find out" and seem like you're hiding something. It worked for me every time (and my credit was baaaaaad). I even got into a place that said no pets and I had three! Just be honest. And flash some cash.
from rdhdprincess :
Yummy salad! (Why do I always think about the food first? Ha!) I hope the open house goes well and it all works out. How exciting! Mwah!
from krisbell :
I didn't want to rain on your natural history museum parade, but i went there a few years ago and was underwhelmed except for the glass flowers. definitely hokier than you would expect from harvard...
from curious-me :
I Totally hear you on the 4 day weekend thing - going back to work this morning was pure torture! Although I guess I'd put up with it if I could have 4 day weekends ALL the time!
from rdhdprincess :
"...she stays nailed." That made me laugh my ass off. You know I love my daughter, but I can count the phone conversations with friends that I've had since she's been home on one hand because I refuse to waste their time because it was one of the things that used to drive me fucking insane! Do you sometimes feel like trying to meet new couples to hang with is like dating all over again? It's so hard. I hope the rest of the week is less tedious for you dear. Mwah! Oh, and what is this hobby??!!
from emeraldtiger :
greek yogurt with honey is the best!
from russface :
Are you going to Playa del Carmen? If so, the town looks rather fun. When we went for a wedding we stayed with everybody at a 'you're not' included resort and decided that when we return we'll stay in Playa del Proper. Nice area.
from rdhdprincess :
Ah, she's growing up! Poor thing. Enjoy the remaining time while you can. Especially the kid-free time. Sigh. I miss naps.
from krisbell :
um, i think the term you're looking for is..... growing up. or getting old. or maturing. but, yeah, that's the idea.
from russface :
Hiya, I was browsing around my profile page and noticed you listed me. Colour me charmed. Can you send my the pass for yours? I'm putting my spam addy here for you but it's only so 'bots don't get my main one. spamdump59(at)gmail ... etc. I look forward to reading your stuff! Cheers!
from curious-me :
Unbulleted bullet points - I love it! I know what you mean about getting away....this weather is enough to drive a Canadian insane :P (I hope everything works out for you...even though I'll be a wee bit jealous!)
from idiot-milk :
Soooooo, what if I make my own laundry detergent? Then can I still drink Diet Coke? Or are Coca Cola's crimes against the environment and humanity too large to be mitigated by a couple of gallons of hippy detergent? What if I made my own clothes, too? Sure, I'd be some earthy-crunchy douche nozzle wandering around in my homemade patchwork smock, but I'd be an earthy-crunchy douche nozzle drinking DIET COKE! This bargaining business could work.
from idiot-milk :
OH, and ALSO, Coca-cola is apparently a CORPORATE VILLAIN! GODDAMNIT! HOW CAN I GO ON WITHOUT MY BELOVED DIET COKE?! This is not good, not good at all.
from idiot-milk :
Yeah, so, I'm totally not talking to you right now because thanks to you, I bought that Better World Shopper guide or whatever, and now I feel like the world's biggest polluting, world-destroying, environment-hating douche nozzle. Dear Jesus, is ANYTHING I own not made by the devil?! I mean, sure, it's not your fault that I am a bad member of the global community, but if YOU hadn't written about that damn book, I might still be living in peaceful, non-guilty happiness. Le sigh. Not destroying the world is HARD.
from batten :
Hee. yep. I have NO idea how I came up with that but feel free to use and abuse as you see fit. 'tis also that time of ze month so very likely potatoes and spinach will be added to the arterial feast o' doom... God is it 5pm yet?
from rdhdprincess :
Cock-a-leekie soup? I love the name, and I imagine it has leeks in it. Does it have cock?
from krisbell :
So, a fact about me. I am one of 26 children. I only know about 8 of them and only talk to one regularly. Everyone thinks that it's strange "they're your siblings, why don't you reach out to them?" Well, I don't want to, that's why. I have no desire to know them, see them or connect about our shared genes. If one of them contacted me I would not reply. I have no good explanation for why beyond the fact that I just plain don't want to know them. And you don't have to know him. Ok?
from neko-carre :
First... OMG, they're called "Burns Suppers"??! There's a HUGE one in town every year at a private residence that Dave & I have crashed a few times. I didn't know it was A Real Thing! We always just thought it was the annual Bobby Burns Party of this Scottish guy. Ha, that's so cool! Second... Ugh. Well, because you're a naturally compassionate person, it's obvious that this is weighing on your conscience. I TOTALLY understand about having ZERO desire to establish a new relationship - I was recently contacted on MySpace by my former aunt (not as complicated, but still; we used to be close) and while I always wondered what happened to her and I was kinda happy to hear from her, I have absolutely no interested in renewing our relationship. We caught up online, and that was it. Now we're nothing more than vague MySpace friends. Who says this guy is here to "open a can of worms"? Maybe he just wants to say, "Hey. I know you. Cool that we share the same genes 'n stuff." You could respond and just be honest. Say, "This is kind of awkward and I don't think I'm ready to establish a relationship, but it's good to know you're well." If he persists - block 'im. That's the nice thing about electronic communication.
from polly-esther :
I would probably reply, because I'd feel bad leaving him hanging. He's probably just curious to see if you are related -- he hasn't shown that he wants any kind of relationship with you or your mom. I'd just be really polite and make it short, and that's it.
from batten :
I think what LA said... Politely but uncategorically tell him that you're not interested in any contact. Don't let it gnaw at you too much. Big hug.
from pandionna :
Why does my standard advice seem so trite? But go with your gut. If you don't wish contact, that's okay. I don't think you have to be mean about it, though. You can always tell him that you feel it would be best to keep things as they are. Then ignore, ignore, ignore to demonstrate that you mean it.
from la-the-sage :
Uf dah. Toughie for sure. Can you whomp up the chops to send something like: 'Biology happens. Despite the DNA there's nothing here for you. Please don't contact me again.'? I know you don't want to hurt him, but like band-aid and wisdom tooth removal- quick and brutal is the only way. Good luck, sweetie. ~LA
from bathtubmary :
wow, i knew he existed, but i didn't know about this development... we shall talk later. xo, d
from rdhdprincess :
Shewow. That is an interesting situation. I have no clue as to advice to offer. You are a smart woman though, so you will figure it out. And, um glad it's you and not me. That is a tough one. I wonder if he wants anything or just wants to say hi out of the blue? Odd. But not, I guess. Eek. Good luck! And you don't suck:)
from rdhdprincess :
Oh, you lucky goose! I had the inauguration up on my computer all morning but had to stop whenever people called me. My phone kept ringing and I kept thinking, "Idiots! Aren't you watching this? Call me later!" I thought it was amazing and uplifting.
from dieselengine :
The invite was intentional :)
from rdhdprincess :
Oh my, I bet it feels good to beat the shit out of a cartoon! I didn't realize that was part of it. I totally want one now. Stress relief and exercise all in one. Perfect. Would it make me sound bad or selfish if I admitted that it was kind of nice to hear that people that I consider gorgeous and perfect have to work at it sometimes, too? Because if it does make me look bad, I didn't mean it, but if not, thank you.
from batten :
It's DINNER! Aigh! *deep calming breaths* They actually sound really nice on the phone so maybe I won't feel like such a complete dork. I dunno. Still, with kicking the DQ to the curb, there's room for more people in my life now. (grin) Hey, has your mom found another job yet? Keep us posted, 'kay? Big hug to you. Stay warm, honey.
from emeraldtiger :
hey-i'm just now catching up here. i'm so sorry to hear your mom got laid off. i'm thinking good thoughts and hoping there's some way to pull through it in such a tough time. but you know what? and maybe this sounds silly...but maybe a year that starts that way can only get better (hopefully). speaking of which, i hope 2009 brings you many good things. have a happy one!
from whystinger :
I am nosy, can I have access? whystinger"at"yahoo.com
from rdhdprincess :
I enjoyed that entry! Good for you. I need to get more invovled myself, will buy the book. I have a wii fit story that probably doesn't apply to you because you are lovely and fit, but it made me laugh so hard. My wonderful Aunt got one from her husband for Christmas. He is a health nut, NUT, I mean so healthy and perfect bodies NUT, and hates that she has put on some weight. When they set up the Wii fit for her at Christmas and she got on it for the first time, in front of everyone including her husband, it started to shake a little and then up on her huge T.V. popped 205 pounds and 40% body fat. She was so embarrassed. You will have to let me know how you like it. I think I could make use of one!
from neko-carre :
"I know you hate it here"? WTF?? Anyway, I'm happy to see a nice, long-ish entry. I've missed you. Glad to hear things are lovely.
from bathtubmary :
ha-HA! baby club! but first kittens. you can't lose. how did you like the golden compass? xoxo, d
from neko-carre :
A Wii Fit? Tell me all about it! Should I get one? Will it make me enjoy exercising?
from rdhdprincess :
I so enjoyed your Sears story. I forget how funny you are sometimes. Amazing, smart, beautiful, and funny. Mwah!
from bathtubmary :
ok i have just officially stolen the moustache pic for my facebook. love the pics! let's blow off some stress this weekend, yes? we can do it on the cheap. xoxo, d
from serenaville :
RED!!!! Hells bells, I miss reading you, not to mention hearing from you! We've met in person, so surely you can trust me with the password? (serenavilleAThotmailDOTcom) By the way- I've finally resurrected the ghost town that was the 'Ville. The Bitch is Back, darlin!! ;D HUGS, Serena
from neko-carre :
I think that's terrific that you're going to donate to charity in lieu of gifts for the most part. Dave & I are leaning towards that too, probably next year on out (cuz we stupidly didn't plan for it this year). I'd like to encourage my family to donate to our fave charities instead of gifts for us. As much as I (& my mom) love the gift thing, it can be such a waste and I'd feel SO GOOD if I knew that money was going elsewhere to a good cause. Anyway, every year I always choose the following three: P@rtners for Pets - a local, VERY low-funded, no-kill, pet foster/adoption agency; The local H@bitat for Humanity - because after we bought our house, we wanted others to be able to experience that tremendous feeling of having a home that's YOURS; And the local Planned P@renthood - for endless purposes, most of which apply to the reason numerous other charities exist. I also annually donate $100, plus or minus, to S0maFm just because they're solely listener supported and I love them and I could possible die if they went offline.
from idiot-milk :
Heifer International (http://www.heifer.org/) is my current favorite. You can buy people goats and pigs and sheep and bees and all kinds of good things like that. It's the whole "teach a man to fish" dealio rather than just giving food or money. Buying goats in someone's honor is my go-to wedding/shower/birthday/etc. gift of choice these days. I also donate to UNICEF (http://www.unicef.org/), Cat House on the Kings (http://www.cathouseonthekings.com/index.php), Planned Parenthood (http://www.plannedparenthood.org/), and Red Cross Disaster Relief (http://www.redcross.org/sponsors/adgp/members.html) whenever I can. Oh, and the Girl Scouts! Can't forget the Girl Scouts! (I might be a wee bit biased there, but whatever, because it's an awesome organization!)
from rdhdprincess :
Oh honey, I'm so sorry. It sounds like it was awful. Glad you made it thru. Maybe next year you can "vacation" for the holidays and skip them all together?
from neko-carre :
Oooh, what a fabulous event! Pictures, please!
from rdhdprincess :
Yes, I have been by to kiss the birthday girl. Big kisses to you, too! Congratulations on your first six months! Wow, that went by fast. You looked so lovely in your dress, I still remember the pictures!
from emeraldtiger :
can i just tell you how awesome a moment it was last night (and still is)? even if that sounds cliche. and...just...to have the state that i am from and love so much *finally* go blue? it's indescribable! and you know what? i think that change and optimism are powerful no matter what one believes politically, and its powerful to see that even people i knew who might not have voted BHO are now saying they will do everything they can to support him b/c now he's (will be) their president too. it warms my heart, and all of this hope and unity is one slice of why we are all (I hope!) proud to be americans.
from ladybug-red :
How nice it feels to be inspired again yes?
from polly-esther :
Fear no more. We did it! And early too. Yay Obama! And YAY kittens!!
from rdhdprincess :
There is something weird with the "W" in Lew is, too. I think they got confused as to who in fact owned the place. I kind of get unisex, but multiracial? Hilarious. Hey, have you ever checked out passiveaggressivenotes.com? It's quite amusing at times.
from abhorgod :
eyyy, whats the PW to your diary so i can make fun of your lame shit, you weak ass bad mouthing, nut hugging, rib job giving, ass kissing pussy face?!
from neko-carre :
I want those boots too! In fact, I was watching a pair on Ebay for $24.95 - and then someone nabbed 'em with Buy It Now. Rats! But there's probably lots more on Ebay. I need to look. But these were perfect! http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e158/bunnybales/?action=view¤t=valleylanefront.jpg
from rdhdprincess :
You look like you know a very important, fun, secret in that picture. Cutie. Have fun with the shopping!
from emeraldtiger :
i've been trying to bite my tongue on writing a weighty entry, but just know that i do absolutely feel your pain on "feeling bigger than i used to be" kinds of feelings. ugh. anyway...have fun shopping. retail therapy is never a bad thing, b/c you're right--new stuff is new stuff!
from bathtubmary :
aw, cute pics! don't give up rooting for the sox, mally! xoxo, d
from pandionna :
FTS. Classic. Wow, that brings back memories!
from la-the-sage :
sigh...I can relate to the big-ness thing. Barely nudged up into 'pudgy' these days (as opposed to the land yacht I used to be in the Bad Years), but when I think of my stick figure self of 18 months ago I feel all lumbering and very un-femme now. Lousy 25lbs shouldn't make THAT much of a difference (at least at our height), but it does. Oh, oh, oh it does. ~LA
from goodluckgold :
helllo i was looking into your profile and I like it lol its cool
from rdhdprincess :
I know! It was horrible. I enjoyed watching her squirm. Did you notice that she kept staring at the camera with this big, bug-eyed smile on her face? She looked frantic...just keep smiling....just keep smiling. I still can't believe she was even THERE. Scary. happy weekend!
from idiot-milk :
I see your shameful obsession with TrueBlood (a show I watch myself. Yay cheesy vampires!) and I raise you my even more shameful obsession with the new 90210. I blame the election and my other obsessions: CNN and MSNBC. After glutting myself on hour after hour of politics, I need something mindless and escapist.
from neko-carre :
Dude! You're the second person to say Must Watch "The Orphanage." Funny thing is? I had it in my Netflix queue already (it's an Instant Play!). But I haven't watched it yet cuz my other friend said "you'll cry & cry" and I haven't been in the mood to cry. But I hear there's a shockingly surprising ending. Can't wait!
from pandionna :
I find it reprehensible that HBO would mock my kind with such trash. Damn them. Damn them to hell! Heh.
from rdhdprincess :
Really? I'll have to check it out! If it makes you feel any better, I watched the season premier of the remake of Beverly Hills 90210. And it was bad. And I watched the second episode last night. Eep!
from polly-esther :
I just checked my other e-mail account and I did get it, and I signed it. I can't believe Ohio is really trying to do that. Punish the freaking animal abusers and backyard breeders! I'm so glad I don't live in that shithole anymore. I'm going to post it on the PAWS volunteer message board so more people can sign it. Thanks for sending it to me. About the shoes, yep, it sounds like you have the same Target ballet flats as me. I'm going to try the liners tomorrow and I'll report back!
from neko-carre :
Oooh! I hope Mr. Unorganized is doing something nice for you in return, say, giving you $100. Heh, it reminds me of one of my fave scenes in "Friends" where Ross was dating Rebecca Romijn whose apartment was FILTHY. After they broke up, Monica knocked on her door and said, "Hi, you don't know me, but my brother Ross told me about your apartment - and I couldn't sleep thinking about it. Can I clean it?"
from rdhdprincess :
Hmmm...Belgian beer? I only knew about the waffles and chocolate. I shall branch out! As for that uncomfortable phone call you have to make, I've been there. It's easier and less uncomfortable to call your bank and dispute it instead and they will credit your account and deal with the restaurant.
from ladybug-red :
I don't even live in Boston and I'm sick of the knee story!
from heartracer :
well, i got your note and i appreciate it. i'm probably not going to be opening the diary anytime soon. see, the thing is... jet died on monday. i went to write in there because it's a place where so many words about her are. i can't really fathom this so it was just a raw mess of words. the only reason i am blabbering about this here is because i didn't want you to think i'd ignored your gesture.
from ladybug-red :
I got a paid day off work due to Hanna today! She is churning off our coast right now. On the plus side, she is just a tropical storm - enough to cause some wind and rain and grayness without the whole scary death and total destruction part. Good for curling up with a book, drinking some wine or napping the afternoon away.
from ladybug-red :
Yeah - me too.
from rdhdprincess :
I know, I know! I think I might have just lost my friend-since-3rd grade over a political debate this past weekend which I even tried not to participate in. How can you not, just, well, how can you support such things? Eek. Am hoping for the best.
from ladybug-red :
I had the same initial response - do they really think we are this stupid? Unfortunately, we aren't the ones who are electing Presidents. 6 months ago McCain didn't scare me (which was a HUGE improvement over W and his gang of wingnuts). I thought there were plenty of other Republicans that would be worse to live with as President. Today however, I'm scared. This is absurd and the Republican noise machine could not be more thrilled. Wtf is up with that?
from polly-esther :
My thoughts exactly. A pawn. I haven't read much about her yet, but it sounds like it was a desperate move on his part.
from la-the-sage :
You know I'm a freaky dreamer, but in my early 30's I went thru about 4 years of INTENSE dreams that were mostly just about normal things but felt to the Nth degree. I think it's normal thing, a life stage maybe. Hard to deal with because if you live your regular life at warp speed all night then you have little energy to deal with it during your actual wake time. Hope it passes quickly. ~LA
from neko-carre :
ME TOO, with the dreams! I almost wrote an entry about it too, but I'm tired (literally) of focusing on them. Or rather, them focusing on me. Weird!!
from batten :
Tried to send you an email re: your last post. email me... jenn_hines(AT)yahoo.com...
from neko-carre :
Of *course* I'll help! Let me know when you're ready and we'll talk.
from rdhdprincess :
Ack! It realized that I am an idiot who had no idea whatsoever what I am doing. Am scared of that test.
from krisbell :
Just watched Atonement this weekend. AWESOME. Some parts were slow (um, I had to fast forward a full 10 min that were just draaaaaaging), but overall it was a great story. Have you seen Sherrybaby? Just watched that last night and really enjoyed.
from justjones :
The toe and the groin COULD have a connection..if you've got something going on with your kidneys (UTI?) that could be causing gout. Have it checked out if it keeps hurting, chick! Hope it all gets better soon. :)
from neko-carre :
Ohmygod, I swear the Prof & Dave have the same life-sucking jobs. Dave's has gotten so bad that if I described it, it would sound like I'm exaggerating. He's actively looking. Current job is ruining our lives.
from rdhdprincess :
Ah, you look cute in that last picture! As do your bangs. I'm growing mine out at the moment too and they are driving me crazy. My hairdresser told me to just clip them to the side when they drive me insane so now I look like a third grader. Yummy lobster roll! Very jealous. Best wishes to you and the Prof.
from emeraldtiger :
sorry about the expensive car repairs. you know, i bet it's salt corrosion. if you live in a cold climate and/or near the coast, both the salty air and the chemicals they use to treat roads in winter can really take a toll on your car. just a thought. wouldn't we all like to spend money on other things than bills and repairs?!?
from krisbell :
I've always had that reaction to narcotics. How sad. Often I even tell the dr. not to bother with them b/c I won't take them. For some reason it always made me feel like some annoying goody-two-shoes. But, man, who wants to barf?
from neko-carre :
OH NO! No more Vicodin? Shit! Maybe it was the combo of that particular antibiotic with that particular painkiller? Maybe a different painkiller? Percocet? Tylenol 3? Don't swear off painkillers altogether. That's like, swearing off... wine!
from curious-me :
Dancing in a downpour? That sounds awesome! My colds always start with a wicked sore throat, I hope you get some good drugs and it goes away super fast!
from rdhdprincess :
Hi! I went and I read and I liked! I also tried to comment, but I couldn't without an open id or link and I wasn't sure if that was okay or not since my link is dland. Hey, maybe I will make up a link! Anyways, yay!
from neko-carre :
OMG, I want that! I love the flippy keyboard feature! You'll have to tell me how you like it and if it's worth it. Because I've been looking for an internet option since I'm out of touch all friggin day at work. I'm Verizon too, so yeah - play with it for a few weeks and tell me what you think.
from rdhdprincess :
What fun! I want drunken video messages! 817-475-2935.
from neko-carre :
I loved that entry. Fabulous pictures!
from bathtubmary :
love that pic of you with the tiger lily, you glamour girl you. xoxo, d
from krisbell :
I'm so happy that Neko worked some magic. I haven't really been able to read for over a year (maybe longer?) because it didn't work with either of my mac browsers. So, yay! Although, I missing Boston like crazy and reading all about it thru you makes me a little sad. Why did I leave???
from curious-me :
"In truth my house looks like god threw up in it.." Ha! I love that line and I can totally relate! Some days I wish I still wore glasses so I could take them off and see that nice blur rather than the mess!
from rdhdprincess :
Hooray for honeymoon pics! And for Weeds! I have been saving it for this weekend,too! I can't wait to find out where she is. Happy weekend!
from emeraldtiger :
the layout looks great. . . and that means now i'm finally able to read you from either my mac OR pc (for whatever reason, i had longstanding trouble accessing your page from mac firefox, and so used just to wait to read your entries when i logged onto my pc)!
from rdhdprincess :
Happy Birthday!! It sounds like the prof. is really filling those husband shoes nicely. Sweet! Best wishes dear!
from neko-carre :
Jenne came to your party?! Fuck, I'm jealous! For both you! I guess I'll just think of it as me being there... in a much less satisfying way. Anyway, it sounds like life is wonderful for you, S. That makes me happy.
from la-the-sage :
Happy Birthday, you beauty! ~LA
from polly-esther :
Happy Birthday, Sweets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from batten :
Haaaaappy Birrrthday to youuuuuuuuu! Haaaappy Birrrrrthday to youuuuuuuuuu... okay you get the message. Many happy returns, sweetie! Party well and hard. This year is going to be the best one ever for you. Big hug to you. -Jenn
from neko-carre :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARLING! I'm covering all of my internet bases because I am, as usual, late with your gift. Wait, I mean, I like it to be a surprise. Yeah, that's it! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!
from rdhdprincess :
Ah, wonderful! I'm so happy for you. Can't talk anymore, off to Flickr now. Thanks!
from curious-me :
Wow - that sounded like an Amazing Honeymoon! Welcome Back...and I can't wait for pictures!!
from la-the-sage :
Welcome home! Your honeymoon sounds heavenly. ~LA
from batten :
I wish you both all the joy in the world, honey. I'm so glad the weather and everything was perfect. You deserved every bit of it. Enjoy your trip! Big hug. -J
from la-the-sage :
YAY!!! Go honeymoon and have a spectacular time. Delighted the wedding was wonderful. You deserved nothing less. ~LA
from duranfanatic :
Congratulations on the wedding, hon, you looked great and I hope that you and everyone there had a terrific time. I wish you both the best of luck, and many happy years together.
from rdhdprincess :
Oh! Yay! Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you. I almost cried when I saw Neek's picture. You were so lovely and you two looked so happy! Best wishes!
from polly-esther :
Congratulations, married lady! I saw the pics BTM posted and Neko posted one too. You both look so happy and adorable together!! Have a great time on your trip!
from emeraldtiger :
congrats to you & the Prof! and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness. i hope your wedding weekend was excellent. we'll be waiting to hear all about it when you get back.
from curious-me :
Congrats! Have an excellent time - remember to enjoy every minute of it....the day goes by way too fast! Have fun!!!
from rdhdprincess :
I will be thinking about you! Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful day and a wonderful life together. Mwah!
from justjones :
All the best to you guys, it'll be a great day. Forget about the weather, the vows, the nerves...try (I know it sounds insane, but try) to just relax and enjoy the day. Tune everything out except the fact that you're marrying the guy you love and this is your day. It goes by SO fast, it's just one day..let yourself enjoy it. Sending good weather/happy wedding day vibes your way... xoxo Kim
from batten :
All the best to you and the Prof, darlin' girl. Deep calming breaths. Will be keeping you and your sanity in thought and prayer. It's all going to be okay. Big hug. -J
from la-the-sage :
Very best wishes to you and the Prof! You two are going to be stupid happy together. Fingers crossed the weather holds and your poor overtaxed nerves do too. MWAH!!! ~LA
from pandionna :
Good luck, chica. I'll be thinking of you!
from bathtubmary :
EEEEKKK! can you flippin' believe it? it's going to be so awesome and i can't wait. xoxoxo, d
from polly-esther :
Congratulations, best wishes and hugs x 1,000,000!!!
from rdhdprincess :
Ack! Sending lots of no rain vibes your way. Keep taking those anti-anxiety drugs dear. It sounds like it might be a hard 6 days now. IT will be fine though. It will. I totally believe that the energy of many people thinking the same thing totally helps. Red's wedding will rock! Say it with me now!
from emeraldtiger :
oh no, i hope the messy system that brought us some ugly weather yesterday evening isn't the one headed your way. i'm sending you some good weather vibes!
from rdhdprincess :
So my Mother has taught Bella to say her prayers every night before she goes to bed. For the next 9 days I will step in and make sure she throws you two, your wedding, and beautiful-gorgeous weather in there. I mean, who could resist a 3 year olds' prayers, right? I'm so excited for you. It will be lovely! I'm so glad that you liked the toaster. I really went back and forth over what to choose and then someone stole something out from underneath me and then I finally realized how important toast and bagels are. I imagined (not in a stalker, creepy way) you and the Prof. sitting on the couch reading the Sunday paper (do people still do that?) while drinking coffee and eating toast and enjoying your morning together. I might watch too many soap operas. I don't know. Anyways, 10 more days!
from la-the-sage :
Unless you procreate this wedding is THE biggest fucking deal of your life, so blather away, dear one. At no other opportunity is this allowed, so relax and enjoy your bridal preoccupations, 'kay? I, for one, am having fun, but I am a wedding whore. To say nothing of the fact you're wearing my orginally intended dress. Plus Mick and I won't have a wedding at all at this rate. the glacial divorce process that is NYS is guaranteeing that I'll pick up my divorce papers, walk into the next room and be married on the instant by whatever handy JP is around. No dress. No cake. No readings. No toast. Nada. All for the sake of scoring some health insurance ASAP. Besides, being a bride is for ones like you- the young, the gorgeous, the hopeful. So thrill your thrills, panic your panic, and know yourself to be deserving of every tot and jittle of fuss and fun. ~LA
from rdhdprincess :
Unfuckingbelievable. I'm so sorry that you are having to even deal with this before your wedding. Idiots. Rude, insensitive idiots. Better to have someone more loving do the reading, I guess. Hang in there dear Bride. It will all be happily over and blessed soon. Lots of love and support - c
from emeraldtiger :
ditto the comment below. it's *your* wedding, after all!
from polly-esther :
That's ridiculous! Maybe you can give him the reading and if he refuses to do the reading because it's not from the bible, then it will be on him. If he doesn't want to do it, fine. Then you can get someone else to do it. You shouldn't have to rearrange things to accommodate him. It's your wedding!
from polly-esther :
Yes, it's Just Bitten. It comes in three shades, a bright berry pink one, cherry tart (red) and blood orange. Like I said, it takes practice to get it on right. I felt like returning it right away because I looked like a vampire who just attacked someone. I read some tips and reviews on makeupalley.com and tried applying it a few different ways. It has a rollerball, but it's easier to just roll it on your pinkie and apply it that way. Go for it! Let me know if you like it.
from rdhdprincess :
Cute notebook! I want the pink one! I have no idea what Linux is though. Am ignorant. I hope the trial hair goes great! Please try with the pictures and share the love with us!
from neko-carre :
Did you delete an entry, you tease! DAMMIT, I miss you!!
from rdhdprincess :
Oh, how I wish that I could join you on your Sephora adventure! Have fun! Ask for samples! Best of luck with the dress fitting!
from polly-esther :
That sucks. I'm sorry. They should fix it to your liking without charging you, though, don't you think? Couldn't you complain that the alterations weren't what you asked for?
from rdhdprincess :
Oh, I'm so sorry honey. That is so frustrating. If it helps any, I hated my dress so badly that I actually bought a second one (short and flippy) that I could wear at the reception and have fun in, and after 5 years now I barely remember how much I hated my dress. I just remember how much fun we all had. (Feel free to tell me to shut the fuck up because, yeah, I know.) Lots of love, c
from batten :
Oh honey, I'm so sorry you're going through this. You do have every right to march back into that dress shop and demand they fix the fuck-up for free... It's your right. you paid 'em to do it right the first time, they didn't and they owe you...
from rdhdprincess :
Aw, Happy Anniversary! And good luck with the wedding stress. I wish I had a magic wand for you.
from justjones :
Oh no, it's not just you. I'm constantly reminded of what a wise choice I made in purchasing a dog training franchise just in time for the economy to implode. Hmmm..train our dog or fill the gas tank this month..guess what most folks decide?
from rdhdprincess :
I have learned that before you get married, you should make sure they have good teeth, too. As huge dental bills suck ass. Best wishes dear.
from polly-esther :
Finally! I can only access your notes on certain days, it seems. I've wanted to leave you notes before but was denied. I think it has something to do with my crappy computer at work that they are forcing me to use. About the financial stuff, have you thought of not officially merging finances with his? I'm not sure if that's even possible but it would suck for you to be responsible for his stuff as well as yours after you guys get married.
from idiot-milk :
So, I read your entry, the line about "one hurting me," and I was like "Wait...what's hurting her? One of those things? A transvestite? Is a transvestite hurting her? Are we supposed to guess which thing is hurting her? I don't understand." It seriously took me a moment before I understood. In my defense, I only got about three hours of sleep last night, but still. I'm just not terribly bright.
from emeraldtiger :
glad your shower went well! btm's pictures were great.
from rdhdprincess :
I'm so glad that the shower was good. I understand the anxiety. I've been having some of that myself and my doctor gave me the lowest dosage of Xanax and it works wonders on the nerves but not in a drunk-not-going-to-remember-anything way. Lots of love.
from neko-carre :
Hee hee, remember "16 Candles" at the wedding when the bride was sedated and her dad had to drag her down the aisle, while she yelled at everybody? HEEHEHEHEHE! Yeah, don't do that. But I completely understand about the anxiety. I am a swirling mass of it myself. Champagne helps a lot!
from neko-carre :
Your invitation arrived in the mail today! It made me happy and sad at the same time.
from rdhdprincess :
It won't let me buy the sheets online. I'm sad now. Sheets don't break when mailed. Harumph. Oh, wait, I know!
from rdhdprincess :
A red casserole! I love you.
from rdhdprincess :
I forgot to type "for me". I need to get it for me!
from rdhdprincess :
OKay, I might have to get that 3-tier, swivel, step server. It is full of fabulousness.
from rdhdprincess :
Ah-HA! I found you at BB&B. Nana nana boo boo.
from rdhdprincess :
You know, I never did see any registration information. I'm going to go search the big store sights right now. I know your name, missy!
from bathtubmary :
two months from today! wowee. now do tell about this ny crush. xoxo, d
from rdhdprincess :
It must be money and wedding/honeymoon stress. It will all be done someday dear and it will be wonderful and the money will come from somewhere. I know it's much easier said that done, and you probably want to slap me a little bit, but much love and support!
from batten :
Hang in there, honey. 'tis just the bleah season. It'll get better. You have a lot to look forward to... Big hug and much support (seeing as how I'm kinda there with you in the bleah department.) -J
from rdhdprincess :
The nerve!! The NERVE of his mom to not contribute and then insist on inviting so many people! Agh! The sister kind of pisses me off, too. You are the BRIDE, they should not be telling you what to do. They should be nice and quiet and helping you with anything that you need. Hang in there, dear!
from la-the-sage :
Prof's mom should get a clue how lucky she is (in many ways) because my future DIL hates me so much I am not allowed at my son's wedding, let alone try to include my friends. That's right, honey, I have been barred from my child's wedding. How's that for a kick in the ass? ~LA
from rdhdprincess :
Look at you! Just getting things done left and right. Good luck with dinner on Sunday. Will think good thoughts for you. Just, um, smile?
from rdhdprincess :
Oh! I SO wish that I could come on your wedding makeup trip with you! Damn this distance!! Have them try Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals foundation on you. They have so many colors with different undertones and it covers, stays put, and is so gentle you can even sleep in it. (But don't) I have been using it for like 3 years now, and I love it. The only problem is that it gets messy to apply because it's a powder. (But it really covers better than any liquid.) If you don't love-love it, make them keep trying different stuff on you until you find the perfect one. You are going to be a beautiful bride!! On the flowers, we bought a gross (? 200 I think) of red roses at Sams for a fabulous price, it was like $70 or something and we did all the centerpieces and decorations ourselves. And boutineers. I paid a florist a ridiculous amount of money to my bouquets and they were awful. I wanted one like yours, all roses (I didn't think about the lilies but they are pretty!) tight, simple, beautiful. I got this big mess of white and green filler with a few roses stuck in randomly. That's the only thing about my wedding that I look back on with regret. My favorite thing was the margarita machines! I'm so happy for you!
from rdhdprincess :
Flowers! They are so pretty, good job! To this very day, I hate my wedding bouquet and wished that I had done a trial. They are all so lovely, but the bouquets are gorgeous! Love, love, love them.
from neko-carre :
Hehehehehehe! I love A, B, & 3! I use that one a lot myself.
from batten :
My real mom's been clean for 15 years after going through breast cancer twice so I kinda sorta know what's going on. The kicker here is that Lyn has a bad heart too (needs a pacemaker) and she's married to a paraplegic. And it's just the two of them. And his aged rapid-macular-degenerating mother. So there's lots of "not-good-ness" here. Thanks for the good thoughts. I'm glad you're home safe and the pictures of Ireland are beautiful. A welcome distraction from worrying yesterday. Big hug to you . -J
from emeraldtiger :
wow, those ireland pictures are stunning! hope you had a great time.
from neko-carre :
Those pictures are unreal! It's astounding that people actually live amongst those things every day! Wow.
from la-the-sage :
Thank you for the pics! Lovely. Magical. ~LA ps: Mick is NOT getting headphones of any sort, he's getting an afghan and a trashy B-movie on dvd. Mwah! ~LA
from pandionna :
Sending you a four-leaf clover!
from neko-carre :
You're gonna go just fine tomorrow, and I will miss you. Ya got the luck o' th' Irish!
from rdhdprincess :
Wishing you luck, good weather, and a wonderful trip dear! So sorry to hear you are having to go thru all this. Agh!
from batten :
hang in there. Keeping my fingers crossed for you, woman. -J
from emeraldtiger :
good luck. i hope it all works out. i'm envious of the ireland trip, which will be amazing. have fun red-wine!
from rdhdprincess :
Oh my GOD! Oh my GOD! Duran Duran! Update please! So very cool.
from neko-carre :
No shit??! How fucking COOL is that?!!! Did you get to meet them??! Simon likes girls with fashion sense, heh.
from pandionna :
UGH! So sorry to hear about the chaos. I was thinking about you, BTM, and Neko today while walking up 10th Avenue. Hang in there, sweetpea. Your buddies have your back. BAD florist, BAD!
from rdhdprincess :
That is really, really bad customer service there. I'm frustrated FOR you. Ugh. Hopefully this will be it, nothing else will go wrong. I think you have paid your dues.
from pandionna :
Awww, reminds me of making and stuffing Vicki's wedding invitations.
from rdhdprincess :
Ugh, that vicoding while working can be a bitch. I hope you're feeling better by now. And yay! I'm so glad that you liked it all. Enjoy! It brought me happiness to send it. BEST lipgloss ever! Kind of schmaltzy packaging, but great gloss. Mwah!
from rdhdprincess :
Moustache Restaurant - that is fabulous. I love the snow picture. Such pretty houses! I'm sure it gets old, but it is so beautiful up there. Weddings can be so stressful, especially if you are doing a lot of the work yourself. Best wishes dear.
from la-the-sage :
You and the Prof sound like you DO have the right balance. If you both got wound up about the same things with the same intensity it would suck. It's tough when you're the fretter, boy do I understand that, it can seem like a solo act then, but perhaps you can try putting your overwrought head in his lap and asking him to smooth your hair and tell you everything will be okay. Mick and I do this. I still fret and occasionally I get resentful he doesn't 'get it' (he does, he just doesn't barf up a lung with anxiety), but mostly it's wonderful to have his calm hands on my brow. ~LA
from pandionna :
I would ask her who you need to bang to get the money. Okay, no, that wouldn't work. I would ask her who processes this stuff and go and talk to them. Clearly, she has her head up her bum, and she's too much of a weakling to stand up for herself with HER raise, so I wouldn't count on her to be there for yours. There are times to come on strong, and this is one of them. When you talk to the right person, tell them flat out, "I feel I have been patient enough and would like this matter resolved so that the money is included in my next check." Of course, I'm a fantastic one to talk about careers right now...
from neko-carre :
At least you know, that money IS COMING to you. And whenever it does, even if it's fucking forever from now, you're going to have some relief from whatever is most financially urgent at that time. And, like you told me... you'll always remember the experiences, not that you were behind in bills for a bit. Remember when you were stressed out about Germany last Spring? Remember the panic with Prof's passport? That all worked out. Things work out. Besides, people love throwing money at newlyweds too.
from rdhdprincess :
Fuckers! That is so wrong. Such bad timing. I'm so sorry dear.
from batten :
Time to spell it all out in a memo and send it to her along with a read receipt. I wish I could help out. Try not to freak too much. Think about how the back pay might not come through now but you'll get it in more than enough time to help defray the wedding expenses. It's going to be okay. Think about having a wonderful time in Ireland. Deep calming breaths... And a big hug from me. -J
from pandionna :
Try some of the vitamin E cream in the little white no frills jar at CVS. It's cheap, and if you slather that on with moisturizing gloves and let it sit while you watch a movie, your hands will feel a million times better. Promise!
from rdhdprincess :
Money issue so suck. My sympathies dear. I can do something about the hand lotion dear. Just ask Kari. Please send me your address so I can send you a little care package. I find it so fun and would love to do it! Also? have you registered anywhere for wedding gifts or are you not doing that so much?
from curious-me :
I hope you have a great time ringing in '08 and not for nuthin' but you look stunning in every picture I've ever seen of you! I think it's just the winter blues talkin'...but I'm sure laying off the suds for a while could have it's benefits! Take care.
from pandionna :
I say we all go over to Neko's, get drunk, and make her take us out caroling on New Year's. Hugs to you. I understand where you're coming from, although you have a much kinder, gentler version of the blahs than I do.
from bathtubmary :
it's the doldrums, sugar. winter's got its teeth in all of us, and good. i think new year's will be just what you need.
from pandionna :
Awww, the time with your mom sounds great! And yeah, the Y-chromosomes don't always get it.
from rdhdprincess :
Aw, I'm glad you had a fun time and that your Mother was suprised! I so adore my Mother and will remember to be so lucky that I get to see her every day. (Thanks to you!) Anyways, best wishes for feeling better and getting your review. Mwah!
from rdhdprincess :
Ooh, the codeine cough syrup! He did give it to me with a warning that it would knock me on my ass. (But in doctor terms) It was my lover this weekend. Best stuff ever. I'm going to miss going to sleep without it when it's all gone. Best of luck on finding the Prof's wallet. That sucks times a million. I could cry for him. I hope it shows up!
from becca27 :
Could I get your password? Thanks so much. brocatok@yahoo.com
from bathtubmary :
narcissister! so perfect.
from neko-carre :
Oh, by the way, I was going to send you an email telling you to express your wedding woes to me, but I tend to be Miss Pollyanna Sunshine Fix It All, and I wasn't sure if you wanted to hear all that. But here it is a week later and I know these things tend to work themselves out (see?), however if the shit's still goin' on, email me. I'd love to, um, try to give you an ear and not unsolicited advice. (My sister's getting married next summer too, so I hear a lot of "wah!" but "I'm doing it my way anyway." That's what friends and sisters are for - helping you get your way.)
from bettinas :
Good luck nursing your kitty. We lost our cat last weekend and it was no fun. And don't worry about the financial stuff--it will work out and you'll have a fabulous wedding and trip.
from polly-esther :
I'm glad your kitty is home and healing. It's so hard to see a pet in pain.
from heartracer :
well, i wish and hope and wish that it all works out alright. sending love to you and kitty tonight. man, i died a million times without jade and jet and now that they're here... oh my god. cats are something better than anything so i didn't really think of great kindness but just... yeah, cats. and love. it's all the same. as for passwords or where to find me, i'm not writing anywhere anymore. i read diaries i can still get into and that's about all i do here. xoxoxo
from rdhdprincess :
I'm thinking the best kitty wishes possible for you dear. I hope the Weeds and wine helps a little bit tonight. (This season has me howling. And almost crying at one time although I'm pretty sure that rampant hormones were involved. She was afraid to let him see her breast! And he didn't care! And Justin, OMG, Justin.)
from polly-esther :
Oh man, that sucks. I'm so sorry. A few months ago this new cat vet at the animal hospital we take our pets to suggested we get our cat Callie tested for eye disease because she has some cloudiness. We had her tested and everything came back fine, but took her advice and went to an animal eye specialist to make sure. We thought if there's something we could do to help Callie see better we shoud do it. We would've felt guilty otherwise. Well, the specialist said nothing was wrong with her -- it was a vision problem she wa born with. After all that, we had paid almost $400 for nothing. At least you're spending money to make your cat well rather than throwing it away. Hugs...
from heartracer :
hey. sticking my head out of the shadows. i'm sorry about kitty and cash troubles. know the feeling, so i don't have much to offer but i could spare $20 in the mail or thru paypal or whatever, if it would help. send me your address - i'll send you a cheque... if you wanna. xox
from rdhdprincess :
Oh honey. I'm so very sorry. I know it's not much, but I dug up $50 to donate to the pet rescue lady who found my Harley and she wouldn't take it. I would be happy to send it back out into the world for another animal such as your kitties surgery. Just send me an address. Every bit helps! Much love, c
from neko-carre :
I know EXACTLY how you feel. And I don't know if you want to hear "everything's going to be just fine" but know that it will be, my friend. Get the kitty fixed - that's top priority. At least you had the money to do that. Imagine if you didn't! Ireland and the wedding aren't happening for a while, your tickets for Ireland are already paid for, and your paychecks are replenished every two weeks. Sure, you may have to turn away some smaller trips and some adventures between here and there, but you'll make it work. It's just money - you have friends & family to make life (& Ireland, & your wedding) phenomenal. Besides, when I've been in dire financial straights (which is more often than not), I've found that money always comes from somewhere. Somehow it just does. You know this too. Now just worry about one thing at a time and get your kitty healthy. Everything else will fall into place just fine.
from neko-carre :
Awww, pooooor kitty cat! I love the picture of him with his tongue, though! Hehehehhehehe! I hope it's an easy, fairly-non-expensive cure. He matters best.
from rdhdprincess :
Poor kitty ear! Thinking good, healthy, not-expensive, pet ownership thoughts for you dear.
from bathtubmary :
i know he's not bald - i just saw his irish mullet last night!
from la-the-sage :
Holy moly that place is Heaven! In Ireland, no less, with the brogues and the misty green and .... wow. What a nice mom you have! ~LA
from curious-me :
And I'm done. Reading your archives that is! I'm crazy that way. I've added you as a fave so I can now read one entry at a time like a sane person! Congrats on the engagement by the way and the dress you chose is simply gorgeous!
from rdhdprincess :
Pretty, pretty place! I want to go to the Rasul room. I don't know exactly what they do in there but I can tell in involves water and it looks very cool. You will have to let me know! What a fabulous vacation! As for BTM, I think it's because a camera just can't do her justice. Her full-of-life-ness doesn't come thru. You two are lucky to have eachother!
from justjones :
Ugh. I always get that sore when I start working out again. Last time it happened I hadn't worked out in months, then started off by doing a half-hour spinning class followed by an hour of really brutal pilates. I rendered myself immobile for three days. I know exactly what you mean about the toilet seat!!! I had to clutch the counter and the towel rack on the shower door just to lower myself down. And everyone around me thought I was insane. I walked like a robot. It hurt just to have my skin touched!!! I think some people just tend to get sore in that way - I always do when I'm first starting out. Now I do those classes back-to-back twice a week and never get sore. It's weird. And painful! ~Kim
from bathtubmary :
and don't forget the apple bake-off that will follow! we are some betty crocker bitches. xoxo
from neko-carre :
We don' need no steenking power steering! Save money AND build arm muscles! As long as you can still drive, I say, screw the overpriced mechanic (heh, not really... although maybe that would help...gak!) and go w/o power steering until after the wedding & honeymoon. I've gone without it for YEARS and I can still parallel park. However, my car IS a POS, so maybe I shouldn't be giving auto advice.
from la-the-sage :
You are NOT getting married in your living room (as I am). You are NOT making the nibbles in your own kitchen (as I am) and you are not batting your eyes at the skanky Russian guy at the liquor store to maybe cut you a break on the booze (as I am), AND you are wearing The Dress I passed up because I couldn't afford it nor the iron clad bra necessary to keep my horrifically gravity challenged boobies in place. My wedding will be a shabby little affair. A couple of boring elderly fools in discount finery in a living room. Soundtrack via iTunes and guests perched on shaky folding chairs borrowed from a funeral home. You, my darling, WILL be a fairytale princess and your wedding will be gorgeous. So fret not over your friend's venue. I've seen your luminous beauty in person and know damn well that you will be the bride to end all brides. Now go and have fun. The car will be fine. Promise. Love, ~LA
from batten :
Well yeah we're spoiled in comparison. But I think if it came down to brass tacks, you'd be surprised by how many would be able to suck it up and deal, if it came down to hard times and massive deprivation. Heck, that's why I still buy Snack Ramen and cans of soup on sale... I will never forget my starving year. But I really do hope you get to go to Spain, honey. And while pedicures don't feel AS indulgent when you do them yourself, you do what's necessary, right? -Totally Not Disgusted with you
from neko-carre :
"A bucket of suck"! HAHAHAHA! I know aaaallll about that, sister. With Dave and his job, it's one cancelled event for us after another. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Indeed a bucket of suck.
from neko-carre :
Oooh, thanks for linking the free jewelry website!
from polly-esther :
I tried to comment last week but for some reason I couldn't! I absolutely love your dress! It's so "you." I'm so happy for you. Hugs.
from emeraldtiger :
oh, WOW! what a gorgeous dress! it is absolutely lovely.
from mia-fiamma :
I can totally picture you in that! Gorgeous! And yes, it's really happening. Makes me happy to see you so happy. MUAH!
from neko-carre :
Oh my god. It's so beautiful. I don't think you should post pics of you in it until after the wedding. I know I'm breaking the Girl Code or something by saying that, but I want to be breath-taken and tear-struck when I see you walking down the aisle in it. 'Course, I will be anyway. Post away, if you desire to share.
from ladybug-red :
* sniff sniff* Wow - you are going to look incredible in that dress. It is pretty wild to think about how your life has unfolded over the last couple of years. One thing remains the same - you still rock!
from rdhdprincess :
Oh my! I could just cry for you. You bought your gown! Congratulations, my dear. It is just gorgeous and I can totally see you in it. It is lovely and brilliant and classy, just like you. Best wishes!
from justjones :
The dress is PERFECT. You're gonna be a knockout in it. ~Kim
from la-the-sage :
OMG. That was the very dress I'd been wanting. Decided to go with a sleeved one that I can wear a regular bra with as strapless ain't happening with my looooooooong boobies. But still, that one in wine ('natch) was at one time THE dress. Glad someone I adore is wearing it since I can't. Bet you look gorgeous in it! ~LA
from neko-carre :
You always know when you find The Dress. Because after a few "hm, nice" try-ons, you come out of the dressing room wearing one and your girlfriends start tearing up. And, of course, you'll look absolutely stunning in it. *Sniff* - it's the one thing I'm bummed I didn't do.
from rdhdprincess :
Heh. Yet another reason that I love you!
from justjones :
Careful, those office pregnancies can be contagious! Make sure none of the pregos sit in your chair. Think I'm kidding? Ask my twelve-year-old. ~Kim
from ladybug-red :
Hi sweetie! I'm leaving links to my new digs and hoping will come visit. Make sure to leave me comments so I'll know you were there. Yellowladybug.com
from emeraldtiger :
ps, oops, sorry, i realized after leaving my note that i misspelled vicious!
from emeraldtiger :
you're a good friend to help in that way--i hope she escapes the viscious cycle. also, best wishes w/ the wedding planning and straightening the finances beforehand. hope you're having a good summer despite the sucky workplace!
from rdhdprincess :
Ack. I've been there a few times. Same friend, a few times. Scary. I'm glad you are okay.
from bettinas :
Oh dude. That totally blows. Hope she's okay and you're not too scarred by the whole experience.
from rdhdprincess :
You are a very smart redhead to go thru everything and get it settled up front. Very. Smart. Redhead. I know this. I did it myself and it is painful and first, but so much better in the long run. Good luck! Martini's help. Kisses.
from curious-me :
Hi there, I've been reading bathtubmary for a long time now and she's always mentioning you! If you don't mind I would love to have your passwords. If you agree my email is purple2442@hotmail.com. Take care.
from rdhdprincess :
That was fun! Beautiful pictures! And you got bangs! When did you get bangs? You look fabulous.
from neko-carre :
OH MY GOD!!! I loved that entry! The pictures, the place, the cleavage! What a life you live, my dear friend!
from la-the-sage :
I would join you in a hot minute. Scary ghosts and all. The big white house was haunted and we got used to it. Boy, do you guys go Henry James, F. Scott lah dee dah with verve or what? Wretchedly envious, ~LA
from bathtubmary :
that was worth the wait for the popeye arms alone. also, the only things missing from that smores picture are a jar of moonshine and a baby on my hip, don't yat think? yee-haw!
from batten :
Hey there, woman. Locking up for a while. email me? jenn_hinesATyahoo.com Also I need to get Bathtub Mary's password and login too... Peace out. Have a great weekend
from mia-fiamma :
"Just yeah...us" has a certain Lucy and Ricky quality to it. Might be your pursed lips, red hair, and arched brow, along with the Prof's expression. I say, "MySplice default photo."
from neko-carre :
I love those pics of you in BTMary's diary. You look so tan and summer-kissed! You & the Prof are always so freaking adorable in pictures too - you always look so in love. Aww! Way to go on that gift-card receiving! Schwing!
from rdhdprincess :
I will be good for pictures! It sounds like a great time. And what about that Grandma and gift card? Wow! Congratulations.
from rdhdprincess :
Oh, I do! I do! That looks like a great place to get away for some serious girlfriend time. Have fun!
from neko-carre :
Me too! (Hungover, that is. Ooh, no exclamation points, please, Neko.) A very, very large burrito helps.
from neko-carre :
I know. I've been feeling sorta sulky and anti-social too. All during the most socially active time of my LIFE. The calendar is full almost everyday. It's great ... right? But I've been kinda quiet and everyone's all, "What's wrong what's wrong?" and I'm all, "Nothing, I don't know." Beautiful weather. I just wanna be home. (Ah, maybe that's it with me. New house during the summer = want to be in it and nowhere else.) Maybe for you it's, engagement = wanting to cuddle with your fiance and plan wedding stuff and be excited about it together. That's a couple's thing, hence the not-particularly-social feeling.
from batten :
Hee! Yeah. Seriously, I'm pretty much over it. Thank God for handy-dandy defense mechanisms like converting pain to rage... Except for the mad. It's going to take a lot of slaying dragons to get over the full head of righteous wrath I've got goin' on. Hell hath no fury and all that rot... Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. I love how the gals "get" this and the guys are all "huh?"
from rdhdprincess :
Happy Birthday!! Best wishes for a fabulous day and a wonderful future! And lots of virtual hugs and kisses! c
from neko-carre :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIIIIIRTHDAAAAAAY! I love you! Damn, I wish I were there tonight. Many, many kisses to you - from afar. *SMOOCH!!*
from dieselengine :
Happy early birthday!
from neko-carre :
Okay, see I KNEW it was tomorrow, but I coulda sworn MySplice said it was the 7th for a while. Weird, yours is not the only one I've seen that was one day off. Well, I'll give you lots of birthday love tomorrow. Gift coming late, as usual. But it's always more of a surprise that way. (Or so I try to convince people of that. Heh.)
from bettinas :
Happy happy happy happy!!!!!!
from dieselengine :
OK I was just getting caught up on diaries and...CONGRATS! I am so happy for you. It is really cool being engaged. It is weird to say, "This is my fiancee" but you will get used to it. And as far as engagement photos go; I was kind of against them myself but then I realized it would be nice to have some decent photos of us together where neither of us is wasted. You might change your mind on that!
from rdhdprincess :
I think that May 17th, 2008 sounds like a splendid day to get married! Congratulations. As for marriage and happiness and all that stuff, I think that when you are as happy as you two are at the beginning, you will be fine. I have found that it does get a bit less exciting or less new as the years go on, but it also gets deeper and stronger if I can manage to say that without sounding like a complete dork. Best wishes dear!
from mia-fiamma :
Maybe we should BOTH read science fiction, just for opposite reasons! You're sweet and I adore you. He's a lucky fella.
from rdhdprincess :
BWAHA! Best post on the subject on the whole internet. I bet he was in for a big surprise.
from neko-carre :
Hey Red, Dave here. Ever been to IKEA stoned? I have, IT WAS BITCHIN!!! Those Swedish Meat-Balls are the SHIT!
from rdhdprincess :
I can hear the happiness dripping from your words. Fabulous! Enjoy that first of the season Sangria. A small fact that you probably are not aware of is that I make the best Sangria (Red, of course, none of that white crap.) in Texas. I shall bring a batch when we finally get to visit!
from emeraldtiger :
that sun tea sounds awesome. the 1st jug of sun tea and the 1st sangria of the season always mean summer (or at least spring) is here to stay. your green sun tea sounds great. another favorite of mine is blueberry, which i highly, highly recommend. i drank it all last summer.
from tiaris :
The hell o' hell o' mine? How did I miss this? Did it occur when I was on vacation? Or when I was home, and couldn't see your template? (It doesn't play with Firefox well.) CONGRATULATIONS! Dear good grief, chica, so sorry for being late chiming in with the bells. Much love and hugs to you both! YAAAAAY!!!!!
from neko-carre :
Ah man, I wish you were here right now too! See, this is what I mean (by my entry-before-last). Can you imagine if we *were* local BFFs? We'd be talking each other into playing hooky ALL THE TIME. We'd probably both get fired. 'Course, then we could happily spend the summer on unemployment. Washington State has the best in the nation, donchya know.
from bathtubmary :
that plan is fugging brilliant! and don't worry, i plan to stay locked forevah and evah. xoxo, d
from polly-esther :
CONGRATS to you too! I still can't get in -- the pw works, but the page comes up with the picture but there's no content. Weird. I'll keep trying. I read about your news in BTM's diary. I'm really happy for you!! :)
from oldmaid :
holy crap, congratulations!!!
from neko-carre :
OHMYGEEEEEEEE!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! I can't wait to hear more about this event! We would love to be there for whatever type of celebration occurs! I'm so glad you're home. The pictures are extraordinary. Your favorite two look like freaking postcards. And I love that one of the Prof's head sticking out of a shop. And - AHHHH! Honey, I'm so happy for you!!!
from la-the-sage :
Mazel tov! Wonderful news, spectacular trip photos, and you're back in this time zone, what could be better? ~LA (ps: I got engaged while you were gone. Must be some kind of sun spot activity thing.)
from idiot-milk :
Congratulations, hot pants! Mwah!
from emeraldtiger :
congratulations!
from rdhdprincess :
Oh my god!! That was my (second) guess to BTM about the news coming up! Congratulations!! So very happy for you! The trip looked wonderful, great pictures! Oh my goodness!
from bettinas :
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Congratulations! And I thought the photos were good....
from neko-carre :
Auf wiedersehen! Come home soon!
from tiaris :
Have a great time! And take decongestants an hour before take-off! MUAH!
from rdhdprincess :
Best wishes for a non-sick, fabulous vacation! Mwah!
from emeraldtiger :
PS feel better too!
from emeraldtiger :
awesome. have fun!
from polly-esther :
You're going to have the best time! I hope you feel better soon. That sucks.
from neko-carre :
OH FUCKING YES! The passport! Lucky, lucky devils, you! See? This trip was meant to be! I will miss you while your gone! Send a postcard, if you think to bring my address!!
from bettinas :
We are so totally sinus infection buddies. RAD! I'm so excited for you! Yay travel!
from emeraldtiger :
hey lady, just wanted to say i hope the passport stuff works out. it's stressful but it'll arrive in time and then you'll have a super time on vacation.
from krisbell :
You can leave a note for whoever is delivering (fedex, ups) that says to leave packages for whomever, sign it and stick it on your door. They'll leave the package for you. Voila!
from neko-carre :
Whoa, you leave in two weeks? Seems like just yesterday you were deciding whether or not to go. Hm, I have no experience with passports, but I'd look all over the Internet and start making phone calls for things you can do IF it doesn't arrive on time. Maybe there's some sort of temporary passport that can be obtained quickly?? I don't know. But start planning now so that it doesn't give you a heart attack. Hope for the best, plan for the worst. You're still going, no matter what.
from rdhdprincess :
It will all be okay and the passport will be here way in time. I promise. Really. Breathe. Stress makes you wrinkle. I will be thinking good passport arrival thoughts for you. Oh, and fabulous hair!
from tiaris :
When I got my passport last year, it arrived six weeks to the day after I applied. So, unless he paid the fee for a rush job, maybe that's when it arrived. Cute bangage, btw. Huh, she said "bangage."
from la-the-sage :
I, too, adore the hair! Thanks for the Dish drool. Too fucking adorable, my boy. He's 1/2 English 1/2 Italian, and boy does he look like his momma. Hope all goes well with the passport. ~LA
from neko-carre :
!!!! THE HAIR!!!! It looks fantastic!! Well done, Neko Doppleganger!
from krisbell :
I went to O2 Yoga back when I lived in Somerville and still dream of it. It's on Highland St. at Cedar. A bit pricey, but so worth it.
from emeraldtiger :
hmm...maybe your yoga instructor was trying to turn it into bikram ("hot yoga")? heh, you know it's a bikram class if you start sweating rivers and hoping the instructor will walk by your mat and create a split-second cooling breeze. cute hair!
from neko-carre :
Oh? Stuff? Announcementy stuff? Hmmmm!
from neko-carre :
The new stylist is my doppleganger? Cool! Oh, but wait, I look quite different since you saw me last (a whole year ago, sob!). But at least you'll think of me everytime you get your hair done. That's nice. And NYC again? Luckyyyyy!
from rdhdprincess :
You've gotta love those mouthy, troublesome bitches! Hee.
from bathtubmary :
oh my god can i burn it from you? pretty please? xoox, d
from polly-esther :
No worries!! I didn't talk to him until 9 p.m. Friday and he was heading to a late dinner then going to sleep. I hope it warms up soon!
from tiaris :
Hee! Actually, if we look for the parrots it will be on Friday. Two Italians aren't going NEAR NYC on St. Patrick's Day. ;-)
from polly-esther :
Thanks!! He's with a group of people from work, though, and I don't know if he can get away. I'll ask him when he calls me later. Can you e-mail me your number?
from rdhdprincess :
Very good, I'm proud of you! Drugs definitely help. I'm a bit miffed at sealants now though. Aren't they supposed to NOT ALLOW cavities? Sheesh. Mwah!
from neko-carre :
No, I'm glad you wrote an entry about going to the dentist because it has been precisely *that* long since I've been to one (fear) and now it's been SO long, I'm wondering what good it would even do. (Even though I know I have cavities because I didn't get them filled the last time I went and plus, sometimes the left side kills when I eat sweets.) So it wasn't that bad, huh? I just have this huge fear that they're going to take that big scraping tool and SLIP and OOPS! Aw shit, I shouldn't have said that. But that's my fear. But I know I need to make an appointment, like now. Wish I had some sedi-gives to take. Oh, tee hee... you said "blew." (And "blowed"!)
from bettinas :
Re: Suze Orman. It's great. She doesn't think that credit cards are evil and she doesn't chastize. Check it out.
from rdhdprincess :
You two look very conspiratorial in that last picture, very cute. I love the one right before it, too! You can add gorgeous long neck to the long lungs and long legs description. That sounds weird, I don't think I've ever told someone they have a pretty neck before. Ack. But still. Pretty!
from neko-carre :
I LOVE that picture of you kissing. It is SOOO sweeeeeet! And that Luminous vibe on the home page of the toy store? Whoa! It's actually pretty.
from rdhdprincess :
Long lungs and long legs! I'm jealous! I'm glad that the chest scare seems to be okay. That sounded troubling. Take Care!
from polly-esther :
Yes, I remember it well! I can't believe it's been four years. Jesus, time flies, doesn't it?!
from emeraldtiger :
glad you decided to go on the trip. it's going to be so worth it & the memories really will be forever.
from neko-carre :
"My Xrays were like those of a goddess." Teehehehehehe! You crack me UP! The only x-rays I've seen were of Dave's foot (which, compared to the ca-ca pics of the outside of his foot during that time, we all prefer the inside pics, bar none); and an x-ray of my cat. Which was BITCHIN! I totally want a copy of it to put up in my house. But anyway, I'm so relieved to hear you're okay. And I know it's not practical or realistic whatsoever, but I hope that if any of you ever get scary-ill for whatever reason, that you call us pronto so we can get the fuck over there and be at your bedside and help you get better asap. Deal? Oh, and hair thoughts? Hmmm... I love how you've let it get so long and beautiful. You've always had the perfect hair for cascading over your shoulders. Bangs are always sassy and fun, but a HUGE change and take for-fucking-ever to grow out when you get tired of them. Maybe long, sweeping-to-the-side bangs? Yeah, try that first.
from tiaris :
Oh, you know I'm with you on the Dawkins stuff. You'd like the Beau. Recent quote of his: "Funny how the weak always find God."
from polly-esther :
That's so exciting that you're going on the trip! What a cool opportunity!!
from workcrush :
Hola! I've been wandering around dland looking for good reads and I just realized I am totally poaching Tia's flist but that's only because, well, like attracts like (for the most part, recent incidents notwithstanding) so....yeah. I'm totally not a stalker, she can vouch for me. So....if you care to let me in, I can be found at vicki_thecuteATcomcastDOTnet and I will in turn share my keys :-)
from bettinas :
Go. The stars are lining up. No one can ever afford to go on a trip (except the rich, damn them), but seriously, you will remember this experience for the rest of your life. Having a cushy savings account is nice, the memory of your trip will be something for the two of you to cherish. And this is coming from someone who Worries About Money A Lot.
from neko-carre :
Years ago when I was wondering whether or not I should go to New York because I couldn't afford it, you told me, "What are you going to remember more: paying off some bills or taking an amazing trip?" (I tried to find the exact note from you in my guestbook, but I couldn't.) If you have the money and the means, do it! There are times when you simply DO NOT have the money, and this isn't one of them. Go! You'll remember it forever and ever!
from rdhdprincess :
I say GO! Enjoy! Travel! Love! There will always be bills and if you have to kick yourself later it won't hurt too badly because you will have this fabulous trip to look back on and remember. Am terribly proud of your responsible attitude, but GO! And write about it for all of us, please...
from la-the-sage :
Are you kidding? GO!!!! GO!!!! ~LA
from dharmabum :
totally GO! it will be so amazing, and you will have so much fun ... money comes and goes, but trips are forever :)
from emeraldtiger :
if this is truly an opportunity that doesn't come by every day, and...as long as you think you TRULY can scrimp and save and can sacrifice little things here and there, then go. by all means, go. money stress is definitely the worst and i feel your pain there! on the other hand (and this may sound too idealistic but,) there are so many experiences that you simply can't assign a $ value to. those fun, enriching, exciting experiences will stay with you for your whole life. and you might as well go now than later when...possibly... down the road you and the Prof have other responsibilities like a home or kids or whatever the future might hold, that prevent you from traveling like this...if that makes any sense. i'd sure as hell be torn too. but hope that helps a little.
from tiaris :
In the same circumstances, at my age I'd probably not go. At your age, I would. My vote is to save up and go. And take lots of pictures for us!
from neko-carre :
I LOVE that pic of the four of you! I saved it. And baking cookies & peppermint schnapps? GOD*DAMN* I miss you!! Oh shit, P.S.! I just realized I never replied to your Portland comment on MySplice! Holy fuck, yeah!! But you guys would HAVE to come to the Kan, even just for one night (it's a 6 hour drive or a 1 hour cheap flight). You cannot be so close and not see where I live! Besides, you have a place to stay. Forever, if you like.
from bathtubmary :
you are gorgey in both of those pics and it would be idiotic to suggest you taking that one down even if it's less-than-flattering of me. we look so tough and goofy. what the 'ell is mike doing with his hand? spock-er?
from polly-esther :
What an adorable picture!!
from dieselengine :
I am living in Babyville too. Agh.
from rachelliz :
Ya know, I was just thinking I hadn't read you in awhile, then I remembered it was cuz you're locked. Can you send a pword when you get a chance if you don't mind? You can email me at the dland address. (Just as you don't put passwords in notes, I don't put emails. Learned that the hard way. Heh.) Thanks! Hope all is good.
from batten :
I feel the exact same way about her! SHe's like those freaky-deaky kids on the Welch's grape juice commercials. Only I totally want to bop her on the head and FEED her to a crocodile. It's horrible to feel that way about a kid but she's horrible.
from dieselengine :
Zero to seven? That is quite a lot of sexin'
from emeraldtiger :
i'd like to lock up again fairly soon, and issue new PW's. when i do, i'll e-mail them. yours will be sent to the same e-mail address you sent your access info from, unless you indicate otherwise. if your e-mail has changed, definitely let me know at emeraldtigerATd-land! xo,
from rdhdprincess :
Uh-oh. I always tend to take the nicer thing and give the other one to Kevin. I'm a bitch. But good for you, that really is sweet.
from emeraldtiger :
sometimes it's the little things that people do that matter most...
from bathtubmary :
that sounds just about right.
from bathtubmary :
i had one of those beauties next to my mouth right after xmas. fun, aren't they? i have a flickr site, but i find it takes a million years to upload so i mostly use photobucket. can't wait to check out your new toy. xoxo, d
from rdhdprincess :
Bathing suites? Ahhhhhhh!!!! I like Flickr. Shutterfly is okay, but I decided that I liked Flickr better. I can't for the life of me remember why.....
from dieselengine :
I like the color of your camera! And the weather here is super weird too...it is rainy but like 60 degrees. Are you sure it is January?
from tiaris :
I think you'd find Portland groovy, actually. And you are one of my favorite S's. Maybe I should expand the list!
from dieselengine :
So I was wondering why according to my friends list you hadn't updated in ages...apparently I had your name spelled wrong and when you wrote a note I realized that you must still be writing and then I found out you are locked. I believe I have tons of reading to do. Can you email me the password? EvildilaraATgmailDOTcom I am such an idiot but glad I caught the mistake!
from neko-carre :
I hate to encourage shopping without money (HAHAHAHAHA! Who am I kiddin?!), but Overstock.com participates in Bill Me Later. 'Tis how we purchased my wedding ring. It's like web credit; many sites participate in it and I didn't even see it on my credit report a year later. VERY low monthly payments and easy to pay off when you do have money. Like a tax return. Just a thought... ;-)
from ladybug-red :
Hey sweetie - I came back and found you locked. Can you shoot me a password at secoora@gmail.com
from rdhdprincess :
Happy New Year babe!
from heartracer :
i hope you're okay, and that you had some happy holidays. xoxox
from emeraldtiger :
good luck! hope all's ok.
from rdhdprincess :
Well I remember reading about pain, and insurance card mess-ups but I don't think that I really know what's wrong. I hope you are okay, but surgeons sound scary. What's up? Will be thinking fabulous, healthy thoughts for you in the meantime. *worried*
from tiaris :
Do you think he's going to pop the question? The Professor, I mean. And sending good thoughts about the surgeon. Hugs!
from neko-carre :
Hello sug. Just wondering if you got my email from the other day.
from rdhdprincess :
Good grief. Sending good thoughts your way dear. Mwah!
from tiaris :
OUCH! I think this is the week for Bad Weeks. Here's a hug, a soft cushion, and a good book.
from rdhdprincess :
Oh NO! Heh, poor thing. I can almost imagine you limping along with all the gauze. Hope it heals soon.
from neko-carre :
Love that pic of you in BTM's diary. Your hair has gotten so long and raven! Always so photogenic, you.
from emeraldtiger :
i saw bt's pics today. i think this is the 1st time i've seen a picture of you. you both look cute there. very pretty. it's always cool to know what people look like here!
from bathtubmary :
he was in a fraternity in college, so you do the math.
from bettinas :
I would like to hear more about this duck pizza you mentioned--it sounds like just my type of pie.
from batten :
Woman! For the lurve of all that's sacred, don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Better mid 60's than colder-than-a-brass-monkey's-balls... Isn't it? Well, maybe it's just me and my creaky bones. Never fear...We'll get the sleet and snow soon enough. (wry grin) Peace out. -J
from bathtubmary :
keep the frock. it's PRETTY! i love you.
from rdhdprincess :
Happy Thanksgiving! Heh - pajamas? You're so cute!
from bathtubmary :
easy, girl - i just got the email this a.m. of course your hat's in the ring. i wouldn't dream of planning an nyc trip without you anyway. xo, d
from rdhdprincess :
I could turn your neck into butter, but not from Texas. Short arms. So tell me the truth, do people like, you know, laugh at other people in yoga class? People that fall over and stuff? I have so been wanting to try a realy class but don't feel.......good enough? It's a balance thing.
from neko-carre :
That's the greatest thing about Fall/Winter: flattering fashion opportunities. It's just not the same in summer - I don't care how great one's tan is. Layering is STYLIN!
from bathtubmary :
you do totally have gams for days (bitch). mwah!
from rdhdprincess :
Awwww. Besides the hangovers and begging for death, you make me miss the rock star life!
from neko-carre :
Hi honey. God, I'm so sorry about your friend. How disturbing. So, just so you know, I fucking love you. And miss you so much it hurts. I'd love to be in autumn Boston with you at the BTs. Sigh.
from tiaris :
Yep. Eyes are watching. And stomachs are developing ulcers. I hope Virginia isn't the new Ohio.
from bathtubmary :
talk about near misses - we were this close to scrapping our dinner plans and going to the 21st for the same damn reason. great minds! and that guy at yoga cracks me up. i didn't notice the state of the cap in headstand, but i did notice he got up in it in like 2 seconds and didn't use the wall at all. my hero! xoxo, d
from emeraldtiger :
sorry about your friend... PS: if i were you, i'd definitely see a doctor right away about those visual symptoms, ok? it may be nothing, but it could be that s/he might need to order you some neurological tests. i'm just sayin'....
from la-the-sage :
My condolences on your friend's death. ~LA
from tiaris :
Yeouch! So sorry to hear about your chica. That would send me reeling, too. Also? Get those symptoms checked out, eh? I worry, you know.
from bathtubmary :
radina, crash, flix and a mallet? you must fill me in. xoxo, d
from rdhdprincess :
Heh. I'm broke until the 10th of forever too! Cheers! AND? 18 month old twins and a newborn? I. Would. Die.
from la-the-sage :
Thanks for chiming in, baby cakes. I'm still staggering around dizzy and stunned at the huge response, but I had to laugh. Your former Mike gives you the tingles and mine just gives me the creepy-crawlies. (snerk) ~LA
from tiaris :
Goths are like Marines: No "exes." Only "formers."
from bettinas :
Our parallelisms (?) continue, because I've got me a man like that. However, unlike you, I am trying to deal with my credit card debt. I figured out last night that if I pay what I should to get out of cc debt in 2 years, I will have $200/month to spend after bills. This is depressing. Sigh...
from rdhdprincess :
I know! When Kevin and I started going out, he would bounce things left and right and not understand how it happened because when he took all the money out of the ATM, he figured it was okay because it let him. The money was there. Ugh. I have slowwwwwly taught him to be a little more responsible, ok much more reponsible since it became OUR money, but it was a slippery slope of hurt feelings. Yay for you for being more cautious and not running the Prof. down like a train. Heh. Like the Carrie train. Enjoy your BTM time. Still jealous here.
from emeraldtiger :
hi red! i have to say, i'm not happy with the direction in which some fashions are moving at the moment. especially certain shoes & certain cuts of jeans. PS, i still read, but my home computer browsers (firefox & safari) don't display your diary properly, so i usually have better luck reading your entries from school. oh well. :-)
from tiaris :
Call it revenge for flip-flops. Heh.
from la-the-sage :
I am so with you on wedges! BLECH!!!! Evil orthopedic nasty things. I hated them back then, hate them now, always will. ~LA
from rdhdprincess :
Amen!! Wedges are so freaking ugly. I swear to you, the bride whose wedding I was tormented by recently wore WHITE WEDGE SANDALS with her wedding dress. Like they were cute!
from golddustgrrl :
Wha?? I always used to read you!! I'm behind. vaughn3@gmail.com. I'm Canadian. We don't work together.
from neko-carre :
Heh. I personally don't hate that song.
from tiaris :
Yep. Office politics suck. Sounds like she's threatened by you.
from miralogue :
i'm also soooooo sad about ann richards! ugh. anyway. for some reason i can never read your diary. i can get in, but none of the links ever work, and i can't scroll down. it's so weird. any reaosn you can think of why? sad day. i wish i could be more supportive, but i can't read the whole story!! :)
from neko-carre :
Ann Richards died??! Dammit, I didn't know! Godthatsucks! I saw her speak at a conference here in the Kan a few years ago; she was FANTASTIC. And you get to go to New York again??! Bitch. (Said with smooches, of course, heh.)
from miralogue :
send me your pword and such! i'm trying to be around now... email me at kderd0skiAT hotma1l dot com. but make the zero in the name a letter 'O.'
from oldmaid :
i'm willing to take the dog for obedience training, but if the husband continues to encourage and reward the nipping, it's never going to stop. after having my face nipped i brought up the fact that the dog will be euthanized if he bites the wrong person, and i'm hoping he takes that seriously. and, he has a business trip coming up, which may give me a chance to work with the damn dog on my own.
from tiaris :
My wasband used to do that shit ALL the TIME, and it drove me insane. It's inconsiderate, irresponsible, and rude and you have every right to be upset and angry. Hell, I'M angry reading that (but it doesn't take much to get me angry at a Y chromosome these days). Lawdy knows you don't need my advice for jack diddly, but yeah, this is something that needs to be talked about at a neutral time, in neutral place like the living room, in a neutral tone, with the whole "when you do this I feel that" form of exchange. Oog. Here's a hug. Oh, and when you're done with the mousetrap, may I borrow it? Because I yelled at Fid One yesterday something fierce.
from laprince :
Hi there, I was just wondering if I can have your password. You can email it to johnmiller999999@yahoo.com. Thanks
from oldmaid :
i have similar problems with leroy - he'll do something bad, like not call when he should, then i get mad at him, then i feel bad and guilty for making him upset. i think you were right to be angry at the prof's thoughtlessness, but i haven't yet figured out how to deal with bad feelings that ensue. sometimes i just get tired of dealing with men and their bullshit.
from polly-esther :
Thanks so much for the note yesterday about the Christian thing. It made a lot of sense. Last night we didn't talk or text or anything and now I feel I'm thinking of him less. Was it just temporary insanity? Maybe. We'll see how long this can last. About your entry last week, I've read about that author's beliefs and they are extreme, but I feel the way you do about mothers working...
from neko-carre :
Oh toots, you KNOW I wholeheartedly agree with you, and I LOVE it when you post entries like that because you say it SO well! Did you read that London Daily Mail article about the mom who said that motherhood is dead boring and it caused such a fucking uproar? (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=397672&in_page_id=1879) So many women give up who they are to be Mommy. It's sad, really.
from rdhdprincess :
That was a great entry. I agree a lot with what Tia said, too. I wish I could have stayed at home with Bella just a little longer than I did, but don't feel guilty about it anymore because I see Bella learning so much and becoming such a *human*. The parents that I know who have more money and the mom doesn't work are all having issues right now with their kids not respecting them or anyone else for that matter. I think working, and them seeing it, is important. My mind is a little foggy so this might have made no sense whatsoever, but I had to try. Great entry.Muchlove. C
from la-the-sage :
Excellent post about the mommies! I worry about the brain drain too. The lack of professional women in certain fields, the ones who dropped out to 'mom'. Every single one of the bitches who ran the PTA when Alex was a little guy were 'former' muckety-mucks. I just gawped at them. "You have an Ivy League education, you were on the fast track for partner and made 40 gazillion dollars a year and now you run bake sales? WTF?" If I'd had the opportunity to be educated and have a real career you can bet your ass I'd have a corner office right now, kids or no kids. Of course it's 20 years later and most of Wall St moms have left the PTA and took up their careers again or transitioned to another one, including one cupcake queen who is now running for Congress. (GOP so I wouldn't vote for her even if I didn't hate her, which I do.) Not all the mommy drop-outs stay home forever. Something Ms H is apt to ignore while she froths about the evils of SAHM-ing. Nor does she give one mention to mothers of handicapped kids. Not once. So while she does raise some genuine concerns, her broad condemnation of ALL mommies gets my goat. Once again a complex issue is reduced to Fox news soundbites. ~LA
from tiaris :
You know, I hate all of Andrew's servers right now. SMG SUCKS! As I was saying...The entry about moms has to be one of the best you've ever written. Personally, I can see one parent (not necessarily the mom) staying home in the early years to give the child a foundation, but once the kid is in school get yer arse back to work! My mom started working when I was 9, so I had the best of both worlds--Class Mom for trips to the pumpkin patch and Working Woman showing me the importance of self-sufficiency. Sorry, but icing cookies for an 11-year-old is NOT work. Never has been, never will be--unless you own a bakery.
from rdhdprincess :
Oh my god! A fellow Weeds lover! I didn't know. I am more excited than should really be. How do you sleep with a DEA agent if you're selling pot? What fun!
from rdhdprincess :
Ice-cold dirty Sapphire martinis?
from la-the-sage :
Sounds like a creamy weekend to me! Especially the pizza and sleeping past noon part. Sighing enviously, ~LA
from rdhdprincess :
The heat.Ugh. I am only happy naked under my ceiling fan. It is so oppressive here. I just got into my car to make the bank deposit, and the temp inside my car said 116. I think I cooked just a little bit on the drive. I'm about medium rare now. Anyways, that books looks interesting. My uncle owns a resort at the foot of the Teton mountains in Jackson Hole and everyone in the area, except the traveling guest, I guess, is Mormon. He said that everything is odd, down to the everyday details of making a bed or flushing a toilet. I did enjoy Big Love in an odd, kind of hold my mouth at a funny angle kind of way though. Sending coool thoughts your way.
from serenaville :
Oh, Red! Hon, I'm sending everything I've got with extra mojo, that your mom keeps her house. There's got to be a loophole, or some other way for her to avoid losing it. Rage is understandable, but impotent for a reason. Flip the script, and fight the good fight! *HUGS!!!*
from la-the-sage :
Adding my voice to the chorus for your mom's house. ~LA
from rdhdprincess :
Wait, was that fake being shocked because it was so obvious, or real shock because it wasn't? I'm afraid to say in case it was terribly obvious, but I didn't know. Wow.
from serenaville :
Feel free to delete that last, so your notes aren't all stretchy-outy. Sorry! Hell, delete this one too. Heh.
from serenaville :
SHINGLES! Holy! Please pass on my sincere wishes that he feels better soonest. My grandmother had that. Horrible. Kisses for your legendary hangover, Beautiful. (9/1 was supposed to be the BTM's visit here for the Flaming Lips/Ween/SomeOtherBand show at the State Fair. It's a no-go now, though. Bah.) Keep in touch, mmmkay?? *HUGS!!*
from dharmabum :
might i have your pw? i am a long-time reader and i miss reading! you can email me at nicspirATyahoo.com. muchos gracias :)
from rdhdprincess :
Oh my god. There are so many projects in Guatemala that I can help fund with just a few minutes on the computer and a few extra bucks. This touched my heart. Thank you.
from rdhdprincess :
I feel the migraine coming on. I like my sangria nice and cold! Good job on handling the mom that way, meaning privately. K's mom does the same thing, only occasionally, not all the damn time, and it gets to me so badly that I start saying things like, "Oh yeah, well he farts in his sleep. Is that perfect?"
from serenaville :
Mook will be taking clients to a Sox game Tuesday, 7/18. SO wishing I could tag along, and sneak in a visit with you. Alas. Haven't forgotten about you, or changed any feelings since the last visit, all evidence to the contrary. Sigh. You coming up for the concert September 1st? *HUGS!!!*
from tiaris :
So sorry about to hear about your friend's condition. Sending healing thoughts his way.
from la-the-sage :
If I don't get a password soon I'm going to cry. Request via email unanswered. wolfmom_1625@hotmail.com ~LA
from rdhdprincess :
A group of retainers or attendants. I had to go look up retinue. I am apparently vocabulary challenged. Oops!
from rdhdprincess :
Congratulations on this big move that you seem to be downplaying. I am happy for you! And good luck with all the trucks! It will all be over soon and you can just enjoy.
from grlscout :
Damn, Red, I don't have your password either I just realized! Could you send me that when you email me? Thanks!
from grlscout :
Hey doll-face! Would you mind emailing me at grlscout@hotmail.com? I'll send you my words! ;)
from bolashley :
Happy Belated Birthday!!! Woooohoooo! Welcome to the 30s - seriously mucho better than 20s. I'd love to read what you've been up to, have missed you so! Can I have the secret passwords? Please please...
from neko-carre :
Re: your comment on non-spiritual yoga. Yeah, I was kinda bummed that it was All Spiritual and no Fitness. I'd rather have less "Ohms" and more "Stretch and hold hold hold." Most people were there because they "have a really stressful job and need some time to myself away from the kids." But for me, I think I get TOO MUCH relaxation in my life! Ha! But after leaving, I felt really good and I realized I don't center myself enough anyway, so maybe it'll work. But I'd still like to find a class like the one you go to. P.S. The Prof may be losing uno gato, but he's gaining dos, right? And having a girl in the house will surely make the environment a lovlier (and nicely fragranced) place.
from rdhdprincess :
Happy Birthday! I, one of many, am grateful that you were born and part of this wonderful world.
from la-the-sage :
Darling, Happy Birthday. ~LA
from serenaville :
Felicitations on your 30th natal day, Dahling!! Because pretentiousness always blunts some of the impact of the words. Some. Prettified, it doesn't seem so bad, yeah? You're thirty years (More) fabulous, my dear. Late birthday celebration on me, one of these upcoming months?? Keep in touch? Enjoy your day! *HUGS and Mwah!* -Serena
from rdhdprincess :
Happy Almost Birthday! Even though I didn't get an invitation to the party.... Ahem.
from metanephros :
Hi there and thanks for the add. If you don't mind giving me your password, I'd love to read yer stuff... My email is smoked.cheese.pig@gmail.com. Thanks!
from alure :
can i have a password? email is: ellure@gmail.com thanks!!
from emeraldtiger :
can i have the pw? :-)it can be sent to emeraldtiger AT diaryland.com
from bettinas :
puh-wease? bettinaswiggerATgmail.com
from dharmabum :
may i? many mercis ... (nicspir@yahoo.com)
from polly-esther :
Yes, she's the mentally ill one (I prefer to think of her as fucking crazy) but sometimes she malingers, so nobody takes her very seriously. Could I get your pw when you get a chance, pretty please? grilledcheese5@gmail.com. THANKS.
from warped-one :
Could I get the new password? Thanks! I tried to email at same address you had last time you locked, but it probably was pulled as spam. ANYWAYS... here's my email: warped_normality[at]yahoo[dot]com
from idiot-milk :
Hi! el.debarge@gmail.com ! Hi!
from idiot-milk :
PASSWORD ME NOW, WOMAN! DO AS I SAY OR ELSE! I HAVE SPOKEN! Or, um, I mean, please? Hi! Kisses!
from krisbell :
I'm an idiot- ladymcgee.blogspot.com
from krisbell :
Hey- hook me up. krisbell@gmail.com ladymcgee.diaryland.com
from serenaville :
serenaville@hotmail.com... Please? *HUGS*
from la-the-sage :
Hee hee! I giggling over the cousin. I've met that type before. Laid back to the point of mental coma, it never occurs to them their presence foshes other people. They always have some vague 'mission' to do, yet the doing of it is never the point, it just gives them something to talk about while they eat your food, use your stuff and lounge around your house. I'd send her on her way before you shack up with the Prof, otherwise seeing how now there's a 'vacancy' old cuz might just stay with the BTMs for years. Hope I'm wrong about your cousin and she moseys off on her own. ~LA
from rdhdprincess :
Of COURSE I know it's not you. Knowing that it wasn't you or BTM was my first thought. I blocked the IP address so if you can't get in then let me know because there must have been a screw up in the stats or something. Mwah!
from rdhdprincess :
I still fall over at least once during any yoga session. Heh. There are so many things that you are great at, don't worry about the sucky things. I mean, showers can be sucky anyways.
from snideblonde :
Sounds perfect! Have a brilliant time, as I know you will!
from rdhdprincess :
Now that's funny!
from zonoria :
This kills me: I can't read your diary at home. The text box doesn't show up in Mozilla. :::whimpers:::
from rdhdprincess :
I miss yourself when you keep yourself to yourself! Sometimes we just get off kilter though and nothing is really wrong, just not all right. Weird. Or at least that's me. You are lovely. Mwah!
from snideblonde :
Why is it such a pain in the ass to get into your guestbook? Anyway, I found that the only thing that works for me (and it works really well) is Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream. It costs the earth, but it says right on the tube " for wind burnt or chapped skin" it'll work like a charm and it's excellent for dried out lips as well. One can even smear it over eyeliner on the eyelids for a messy, wet dark eye look.
from serenaville :
Those boots are amazing. We have the same taste! As for your skin, my first thought was eczema, but what do I really know? By the by, BTM said that shooting for a June visit sounds good, and that she'd conference with you. Hope you'll all be able to make it! *HUGS*
from zonoria :
Are we moving in parallel universes? My skin has been driving me BATTY. I've found that drinking tons of bottled water (read: water that doesn't have 900,000 parts per million of chlorine) has helped, as does exfoliating with exfoliating gloves, but exfoliating *gently,* and only every four or five days. Try taking vitamin E, too. And Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. Winter skin. HATE it.
from bettinas :
username: light password: switch
from serenaville :
That gonorrhea plush doll IS THE GREATEST THING, EVAH. Evah, evah. I'm going to order one, and the syphillis plushie too. Hysterical. Gads, but you rock so hard. Thinking about you... keep in touch, yeah? *HUGS*
from serenaville :
I somehow missed the entry about Vee's brother. Gosh hon, I'm sorry to know it. I agree. That's why I already know I'll never go to my mother's funeral or Mook's. I'd rather remember them as they were in life, than ever after only be able to envision how they looked in a coffin. I made this personal vow after my dear friend Kat got killed by a drunk driver... whenever I think of her, I see her in that box in my memory. *SHUDDER* Awful. I'm keeping all in my thoughts. Big hugs.
from the-pala :
Listen, your boyfriend may give you the gift of surprise, but he is in no way better than my Johnny Weir-lovin' boyfriend. *laughs*
from zonoria :
I am so sorry. Goodness, how awful. The tragedy is not in death. It's in early death, and I'm so sorry this happened. Many hugs.
from idiot-milk :
Yes, you better had. Work on it, I mean. Might I suggest May 27th? We've just decided on that as the date for the spring party. We're trying for a toga party again since the one last year never happened. The theme? "Enchantment Under the Toga." Sort of a Pan-Hellenic, saturnalian prom. Thing. Sorta. With a vomitorium. And possibly a volcano. And, you know, bubbles and mermaids. We're still working out the details. At any rate, you should come. It will be THE event of the season.
from dieselengine :
good luck at the gym!
from zonoria :
Oh my. I don't think I'll ever hear that song quite the same way again. Love, Fid-Mom
from serenaville :
Oh my goodness. I am all kinds of blushing, here. Thank you, SO much, for the rousing endorsement, and glorious description of me in your entry. Know here that my forthcoming tale of our meeting is not to be read as disingenuous in the least, for my having read your take first. I only know how to be balls-out honest. "The tits". I *love* that! *HUGS!!!* P.S. I couldn't read your e-mail addy. And, I can still smell your incredible perfume... what was it, please?
from serenaville :
*GASP!* Squee! If at ALL possible, I will be SO THERE. Thankfully, I have a basic notion of what you look like from random snaps on someone's page a while back, else I'd be asking the DJ who you were. ;) Thanks for the info on where you'll be. Hope to see you!
from zonoria :
There's something to be said for one of your best entries ever.
from rdhdprincess :
Aw! That is fabulous dear. Beautiful, really. I am so happy for you! c
from dieselengine :
happy 2006 to you too!
from serenaville :
Adding my relief to know your Prof is alright. No guilt, okay? Try, anyhow. *HUGS*
from rdhdprincess :
Happy New Year! Sorry to hear about the Prof. Glad he is okay. Mwah! I miss you!
from zonoria :
There's a girl! Lawdy, I miss your redred writing. Happy New Year, chica.
from neko-carre :
Why, why, WHY would someone do that?? Random violence just makes me so... sad. Shanny experienced that exact same thing a couple years ago too. Where has humanity gone? I'm just glad the Prof is okay. Be good to him.
from rdhdprincess :
Well I get all happy seeing your name bright red on my buddy list even if it is just a saying hello entry. I hope all is well dear. I wish you the best! C
from la-the-sage :
Heh heh heh. My evil plan worked! Seriously. Great answers. Thanks for being a good sport. Merry Everything, ~LA
from dieselengine :
Congrats on one year and counting..and about gaining weight, it is that time of year. Go easy on yourself.
from idiot-milk :
Yeah, I don't know, dude. They get wiggy when there's a strange cat skulking about, but the wigginess usually only lasts an hour or two, if that. This is something new and different. It's been four days now, and he's still all kinds of insane. He'll calm down for a while, and we'll think he's back to normal, but they he'll lunge at Benjamin for no apparent reason. I mean, maybe my normally sweet and docile boy is taunting him behind our backs or something, but I just don't know. The vet says that he's physically healthy, no signs of infection or anything else. Maybe he has some kind of brain tumor, or kitty Alzheimers, or he's a Pod Cat, or the other two are Pod Cats. I just don't know. I'm supposed to leave for two days tomorrow, the holiday and stuff, but I'm loathe to do so because of Dick's weirdness. I hate to lock him in the basement or somewhere, but I hate to leave him out with the other two. It's just so damn bizarre. Le sigh. Fucking cats, you know?
from snideblonde :
My God, YES. I've had one of those...
from la-the-sage :
Yes, I had one of those. sigh...~LA
from snideblonde :
Thanks doll! you're right on. I'm not going to give it a second thought.
from evildilara :
I totally understand why you're doing what you're doing. I glad you're still gonna be around though.
from snideblonde :
Thanks, babe! I do appreciate that. Where have you been, by the way? I want to know what's happening with you. How's the Prof? How's that going? The new job? The recently renovated homestead? I've been wondering what was up, as I have experienced things in the past few weeks that seem like they could have been written in my diary... Anyway, write when you can. Or, if you like, email me, would ya? Tell me your bizness. shanderson@shaw.ca
from evildilara :
I know a million, no wait, a billion people who would want those rings. I am forwarding the link as we speak. Those are pretty sweet!
from ladybug-red :
Thanks for the nice note - yes it's the helpless children and pets that really send me over the edge. I'm sorry your weekend was crap - here's to hoping for a much improved Monday!
from serenaville :
Oh, Red... can I ever relate to the 'joys' of bi-monthly pay. Mook's check is sweet pre-tax/insurance. Less mortgage, bills, etc.; some weeks we're lucky to have a couple hundred leftover for food. It is absolutely insane. The bar and cleaning money saves our asses, bigtime. Hang in, it's amazing the ways one can stretch those paltry dollars. Trust me.
from serenaville :
*Whimper* You locked again, and didn't send me the password info. Again. This is me, officially begging. This, is not a pretty thing. Make the ugliness stop, and send me the goods, please?? Pandionna locking is bad enough. I'll comp your drinks, if you ever visit Central New York? Help a sister out! :D
from rdhdprincess :
I'm playing catch up here because I couldn't remember the password and have been playing guessing games. I guessed right today! Anyways, maybe the new toilet paper, tampons and panites thing I read a couple back has something to do with the fighting attitude? Fucking hormones! Although I get mean when I get hot, too. Why I live in Texas, I have no idea! Glad you are enjoying the new job!
from zeroreverb7 :
colormusic7@gmail.com....Id like to keep reading..i hope all is well with you..peace
from dutch-girl :
Did you lock up again? Oh please please please send me the password and username. jdeleeuw@shaw.ca. xoxo
from rdhdprincess :
Mon-chi-chi.....mon-chi-chi....oh so soft and cuddly.......Ha! So true. Happy weekend, honey!
from dutch-girl :
Happy last-day-of-work-at-the-crappy-job to you! Of course you should mix a cocktail. I'll mix one in your honor.
from rdhdprincess :
Go fuck yourself, and be happy honey! I will remind you. You are so glad to be out of there, and you will thrive and be so happy at your new job. Congratulations!!
from virginmary :
just dropping in to read a load of entries and to see how you're doing. kisses to the kitty. hope he feels better soon. and congratulations on the new kick-ass job!
from dutch-girl :
Ahhhh, your poor sweet kitty with a cone on it's head. My cats and I send love and commiseration. And try not to get too lonely with the BTMs gone. xoxo
from snideblonde :
Poor sweet kitty cat! Sorry for your cat troubles! The things we do for love, huh! Worth every second of anxious worry and guilt- those dear four legged babies of ours! Thanks for your sweetness re: My gran. You're the best.
from rdhdprincess :
Poor kitty! My dog had to wear a collar for a while and it confused him so much that he was only able to walk in circles. Cute kitty, though! Thanks for the picture! Enjoy your time alone. I suggest lots of running naked thru the house. It frees the spirit!
from connie-cobb :
Dammit! I can't read your diary AGAIN! Is it my browser?
from rdhdprincess :
Those last days at a job when everyone knows you are leaving do tend to drag on forever. Hang in there honey! Sweetest picture I have ever seen, by the way. You two look so loving. Thinking good kitty wishes for you!
from idiot-milk :
YAY SQUARED! HUZZAH FOR NEW JOBS!
from evildilara :
hooray, congrats on the jobby job!
from dutch-girl :
That is such great news!! Congratulations on getting the job you really wanted. Yay you!
from la-the-sage :
HOOOOOOO-RAY! ~LA
from la-the-sage :
Welcome to motherhood! I've had to endure similar situations with my kids, the first coming a scant 12 days after birth with Alex's circumcision. There's nothing worse than having something painful and scary done to your kid for 'their own good'. Hope the kittykins and your electric are heathy again sooner than soon. ~LA (who is thinking about quitting smoking not for health benefits, but because I am distressed about smelling stinky. Rotten lungs? Okay. Smelly clothes and breath? The horror!)
from rdhdprincess :
Poor sweet kitty! What an ordeal for you both. I hope the healing is fast. Much sympathy on the tummy issues as well. While our tummies are different proportions, the feelings are all the same. Sucks!
from rdhdprincess :
Blueberry beer? Wow, sounds yummy. Good kitty wishes for you! I hope everything is okay!
from evildilara :
I hope your kitty is ok! By the way...Blueberry Beer sounds delicious...
from dutch-girl :
I'm so glad that you're back among the world of the unlocked, as I never did get the password. Happy to read you again. You're mom's advice is good. Being offered another position can only make you look more attractive in the eyes of other potential employers. Let them fight over what a great employee you would be!
from pandionna :
Good luck!
from la-the-sage :
Sending my best witchy good fortune vibes your way. ~LA
from grlscout :
Hey Red, I hear ya. Lots of snoopy dumbasses round this neck of the woods too. Could I have your password? My email address is: grlscout@hotmail.com
from skimbot :
You know me. I've been around here for years. I've got Salt Lake City credibility running from every poor. If I get the password I promise to never abuse the privilege.
from saru-san :
Um... as a big fan of EvilD's, I happened to stumble across your p-word info, and I popped in for a quick read. And then it turned into a power-read. So I just wanted to give a little wave and a non-threatening unstalkeriffic "Hello!"
from evildilara :
agh! I unlocked and now you locked...can I have hte password? Prettttty pleeeeease?
from dharmabum :
hello ... i am a friend of the lovely btm, and have read you for a bit ... could i have the password, please? hope you are well (nicspir@hotmail.com - merci!).
from rdhdprincess :
What about me? What about me? Hope all is ok. redhead_princess2000@yahoo.com
from girlsdontcry :
Do you think that I could too? girlsdontcry@diaryland.com. Cheers
from dutch-girl :
Hello again. I'd love your password and stuff - jdeleeuw@shaw.ca. And if you already sent it and I'm a knob and deleted it without knowing, please send it again, with my knobby apology. - Jo
from la-the-sage :
Password, please. Thought maybe the lockdown was a temporary thing so didn't ask right away. You know where to find me. ~LA
from chocotart :
hi chica! wouldn't mind the password; mostly so i can live vicariously through you. :)
from heartracer :
password please! (jetlovesjadeATyahooDOTcom)
from adelnye :
Hi... could I have your password please? adelnye@yours.com
from duranfanatic :
Hey there buddy...I'd like the login info, please. Send to mattcia@gmail.com Thanks, and I hope you get that new job you want!
from bra2002 :
can I get that password? kmacauley@hotmail.com
from ladybug-red :
Yeah, I've been there too. It bites. Please send me the info at secoora@gmail.com.
from dutch-girl :
Locked? Say it ain't so. Please send me the info - to jdeleeuw@shaw.ca. Thanks lady.
from idiot-milk :
Yes please, me, too, please! With the password and stuff, see! elDOTdebargeATgmailDOTcom! And the ComFest, yeah, we thought about that, but it was the only weekend the big `mo had available. We figured that we'd also maybe get more walking traffic as a result, because god knows people were parking all the fuck up and down our street all weekend long. I don't know if ComFest in general helped or hurt the sale, but we DID sell a bunch of shit to some fairly drunk/high revelers who never came back for their stuff. So that was a bonus of a sort.
from bettinas :
I recall a time when I read your whole diary, but I was courteous enough to leave a note. Eome people have some nerve! Harumph!bettinaswiggerATgmail.com
from polly-esther :
what's your password, girl? grilledcheese5 at gmail.com. thanks! that's creepy that someone did that.
from warped-one :
could I have the password, please? warped_normality@yahoo.com Thanks. I understand the whole paranoia thing. I lock and unlock often, but no one reads enough to even notice. heh.
from emeraldtiger :
oh, no. locked! my e-mail address is emeraldtigerATdiarylandDOTcom. sorry you had an unknown someone reading the entire diary. damn, i'd be upset, too.
from heidiann :
Oops, sorry. dorkyfatgrrrl at aol.com
from neko-carre :
Password me. Oh, and weirdest thing... just the other day I was thinking that you "should" lock. I don't know why. Just intuition, I suppose. I felt that way about my own, and then found someone looking shortly after.
from heidiann :
Hey lady! Can I get in on that whole password dealie?
from snideblonde :
Locked! Dang! I always look forward to reading you... Anyway, my email address is: snideblonde@hotmail.com Send me the password, if you don't mind.
from snideblonde :
I tried to leave you a message in your guest book, but no dice. I'm crossing my fingers & toes for you! It sounds like the interview went really well! I hope you get it! I hope you get it! I think you're gonna get it! You deserve it and it's exactly what you need. Good Luck, Dollface!
from rdhdprincess :
Yay for the fat-fuck break! Hope you have fun tonight. Money or not.
from science-girl :
I totally know how you feel about FSF being gone for two weeks...BFH is gone for two weeks in October, and I nearly cried with happiness when I read her request for time off. :-)
from heartracer :
sending thoughts to your boy for the family dog. just saying.
from heartracer :
re: your guestbook msg on saturday. thank you. i appreciate it. and happy birthday, hope you have a good one.
from evildilara :
thanks for the heads about the mysterious IP address. One of them was from a WOW account but two of them are from a Road Runner account in Columbus. Plus the OSU one...hmm.
from rdhdprincess :
"multicolored horniness that is laying on my skin like pixieslut dust." That has to be one of the best things I have read in a long time. Beautiful, really. And I know the feeling. Have a safe trip!
from evildilara :
Chinese food...mmmm.
from rdhdprincess :
Damn computers! Hang in there dear. C
from rdhdprincess :
I really want to rub The Professor's head. He's a cutie. About time we got some pictures!
from neko-carre :
Cue Napoleon back: Yeah, I've mentioned it like five times! *GOSH!*
from dutch-girl :
Okay, a day late, but I vote for the burgundy ones. - Jo
from la-the-sage :
As a former soccer player and a chick with a Morticia wardrobe I vote for the black Adidas. Also I have a mild phobia about colored shoes because of my ginormous feet. No ruby slippers in size 12. heh. ~LA
from rdhdprincess :
Congratulations to the Professor! Sweetie, you HAVE to get the burgundy ones, they are gorgeous. Of course, you really need the black ones, too. Buy them both! You deserve it! You have to wear shoes, right? It's too cold up there to run around barefoot. They are a necessity!
from rdhdprincess :
More hugs. That is all.
from connie-cobb :
Oh no, no, no! Not you - that wasn't referencing you. See, I was trolling around nycbloggers.com -- which I was added to but they put the wrong address -- and found all these girls that just bemoan life in a very... un-living sort of way. or something. Like, they complain but I don't think they do anything anyway - so of course you'd complain. Anyway, long story short -- it wasn't you. I love your diary! Although I still can't scroll down. Don't know why.
from dutch-girl :
Just don't ever say you're not a catch. Cause, you so are!!!!! Really.
from idiot-milk :
No, no, no! See, that the beauty of the plan! The homo gets to be all growed up and stuff with the house-buying, but I can remain my immature and irresponsible self! BUT I can remain my irresponsible self WITHOUT being tied down to a lease! So I'm ACTUALLY even LESS responsible, mature, or tied-down than before! Huzzah!
from connie-cobb :
Aww, shucks - thanks.
from connie-cobb :
I want to read more, but I think my browser won't let me look up your archives. But from this one entry - I though, holy horsepoop batman! It's my diaryland soulmate! ;)
from rdhdprincess :
Ok, I WAS laughing. I am sorry. It does make me feel better about my Chi-Chi eposides, though. I am sure everyone understood and it will all be forgotten. Well, unless they tease you about it mercilessly. Yeah, that's probably it. Feel better! c
from rdhdprincess :
I'm glad the Professor, Dad, and Step Mother meeting went so well! Good for you. I am looking forward to lesbains tonight, too!
from grlscout :
Damn, you're right, that child-prince is lovely. Is he a descendent of Grace Kelly? Re: the leg - Little B has a fake one - it's pink and pretty cute. Birth defect.
from dutch-girl :
realarcade.com has good games that can help you waste a way an entire day. Not that I would know anything about that.
from rdhdprincess :
Good luck with the interview. I'm sure you will blow their socks off! I hope it's a good compromise job, better money and still some perks!
from rdhdprincess :
Ha - lovely e-mail! I just went into one of those stores recently to buy something for a friend (I know that sounds suspicious, but it's true) and I saw one while I was at lunch with my Mom, so I brought her in with me. She was amazed at the glass ones and told me, "THAT is what I want for Christmas!" UGh, she lives with us! Also, I have the same named blocked referrer reading tons of my pages. I thought it was weird, but maybe it's someone just going thru people's favorites? Weird.
from ladybug-red :
Hey sweets - I am rr.com from home too. Before my recent incapacitation I mostly read from work. But I don't think I'm blocked and I have only been reading the updates. I'm already caught up on your racy past darling!
from idiot-milk :
Well, I'm rr.com, but I don't think I'm blocked. And I've always been rr.com, and I would think you would already recognize it, so I don't know. But maybe not? Dunno, miss lady.
from neko-carre :
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA! Your mom's emails are always hilarious!
from rdhdprincess :
That ought to be an interesting family get-together. "Grandmother" sounds like she was related to my psycho step father. Drink alot and make fun of everyone in your mind. Good luck. P.S. - I loved the sentence that I can no longer remember word for word about how you woke up so comfy with the professor. I *adore* that feeling!
from rdhdprincess :
I wish that I could share my codeine cough syrup with you. It works wonders. Take care fo yourself dear, feel better! Maybe you can like REST now that the move is done. Mwah!
from rs536-2000 :
"Cunty McBitchpants" (hee)...it's good to know that other people have a version of my "Cuntly Bitchington"
from bathtubmary :
and one more thing - do you realize that took place seven months ago to the day? that's kinda spooky. also, about you knowing he's not into you: isn't that the kind of wrong you wanna be? retrospect can be fun. xoxox, d
from snideblonde :
If you send me your email address, I'll write to you about the whole horror story of the past weekend.
from snideblonde :
Honey- I'm certain that it's not as bad as you think it is... Honestly! What could you have said that would be so horrible? Even if you did confess to something insane (like wanting a threesome with him & his Mother- or other UGH inducing statement) he's natural response would be to forgive you. Anyway, I honestly don't think you should worry so much. Go with the flow, baby. Ride it out, and relax. You're obbessing for reasons that probably have more to do with the rest of the things that are happening in your life that you cannot control, and less to do with him.
from rdhdprincess :
Even though it's not really in the correct context, I love you and know you are worthy! Hang in there babe and breathe! I have no doubt that you will always come out on top.
from snideblonde :
Glad someone is having success with romance. Think I will lock self in apartment for rest of days and eventually be dead and eaten by cats.
from rdhdprincess :
I have had some of my best times whispering and giggling in the dark. Hmmm...I think I miss that! But I'm glad that you have it dear. Enjoy! I think that I would "forget" to report the days, that is crap!
from kats :
dearest, i can only say that for some reason i can't see your entries when i'm at work. that said, this is the first time in a long while that i've made contact with your tenses! and yes, I sure hope boston is nice to me. and cuddly. and throws no cold surprises at my nose! i am looking forward to the trip, but am worried i will spend far too much money. cafe zuzu on sunday night... somewhere in allston (modal? wha?) on saturday. my schedule just gets tossed at me... perhaps we'll catalog something near each other. i do hope! good luck with your upcoming job interview and the professor. xxxo.
from snideblonde :
I'm so pleased to see that things are progressing so beautifully with your professor. You deserve nothing else, darlin'.
from miralogue :
god! so now i can only read some of the diary, i can't scroll down, and of course where does your entry end today for me? "and him puttng his head on my collarbone and saying..." SERIOUSLY. suspense.
from oldmaid :
ask. in my experience, you always have to ask, even if it feels silly. because if you think things are exclusive and they aren't, it's going to hurt. and if *he* thinks things are exclusive and they aren't, it's going to rip his heart out! plus, if you don't talk about it, you can keep telling yourself "well, we're not exclusive..." when, um, other opportunities arise, and then it never *will* be exclusive.
from the-pala :
With age comes wisdom and experience, but it doesn't make us mind readers. How are you supposed to know where you stand if it doesn't come up? Although it's never easy to have *that* talk, at the very least it'll quell some of the doubt. Good luck if you do.
from grlscout :
Hey Red, I dropped by and couldn't get into your lovely journal for some odd reason. Is it down or is it just me? It could be me, I am clumsy that way. Best wishes for the new year doll!
from ladybug-red :
I have had to lock temporarily. If you want to keep up with me my username is ladybugred and password is temporary. Sorry - I hope you can stay with me for a short period while I chase away the stalker.
from rdhdprincess :
You know, in all the time I have been reading your diary, the one thing that I can't even imagine is you falling down like that. You have this humbling sense of grace and just with-it-at-all-times persona to me. Sorry about the incident, but it is nice to know that you aren't perfect! Happy Holidays! C
from neko-carre :
God damnit, you haven't gotten your package yet?! It's the first frickin' gift of the season that I ordered! Muther fuck! And now you're all gonna be gone and they probably won't leave it at your door. Grrrr.... I'm gonna have to call them and put my thing down.
from miralogue :
having some similar problems to chillier in your notes... i can sometimes read your words but can't scroll down to read the rest... i've been reading BTM and now I just think you're fabulous too. I'm so excited to have some new reads. beyond fun. and, about the boy: man, if he knew you wanted to, he'd be wicked excited. so. don't be afraid to say it. i'm not good at it either but i guaranteet he words will barely leave your mouth and clothes will be gone!
from snideblonde :
Why not ask him directly? Next time you're fooling around, lean in and whisper in his ear " F*** me."
from neko-carre :
You guys be getting a little somethin'-somethin' in the mail any second now. Let me know when it arrives. (And to that person below... she's probably using Firefox or Netscape. Your diary is best viewed in Internet Explorer.)
from chillier :
Hola Ms. Red-Wine. Here is the part where I embarass myself: Can you tell me why it is that I can click on your profile, read it, then click on your diary and see a picture of a lovely lady smoking a lovely cigaretee - but no words? I would so love to read you but am foiled time after time. Please help. lngstoryshort@yahoo.com
from la-the-sage :
Sounds wonderful. All of it. Well, maybe not the toe cramps. Delighted for you. ~LA
from snideblonde :
the rule of the universe seems to be... one can't have a great man, a great job and a great apartment all at the same time. I keep trying though!
from snideblonde :
hmmm... I know exactly what you're going through- it's been a while since you've had your head seriously turned by someone and feel an intense romantic connection- having been on your own for a while and then meeting the professor has you all confused and doubting yourself. It's a natural progression, but I'll advise you as my friends do me all of the time, to just SLOW DOWN. You like him a lot, but you don't know him all that well yet- is it possible that you're building romantic fanasties about the guy that have less to do with him and more to do with what you need and want in your life right now? You're a stunning, gorgeous (I've since pictures) articulate, intelligent woman- you can afford to wait it out a bit and see where things go... I know how bloody distracting men are- but, try to find a way to focus on all other aspects of your life and what makes you happy- that way you're not going to come back from these encounters filled with self-doubt and worry. It might be a good idea to watch how much booze you ingest before hanging out with him- or just taking a step back until you're sure that he's as into you as you are into him. Keep your head up, take a deep breath and plow in there, true Red style. If it's meant to happen, then it will.
from rdhdprincess :
Heh. I have that knowing I shouldn't be saying something but can't stop it syndrome even when I'm sober, so I fully understand. (Drunkenness takes me to the taking of close phase. Now THAT'S difficult in public situations!) Luckily, in the light of day, it's usually not as bad as you thought it was. (Your talking too much, not my taking off clothes.)
from snideblonde :
Doll... The reason that you feel so facked up today has nothing to do with the professor or you... It's all CHEMICAL. It's the result of a hang-over, disrupted sleep patterns, et al... I get that reaction often- and I call it the horrors. You'll feel better tomorrow.
from rdhdprincess :
I had to skip the Pixies part because I am so envious, but I'm glad to hear that things are going well with The Professor. Take care!
from dutch-girl :
I find that all too often, if the two of you are indeed clicking, he's thinking some version of basically the same thing you're thinking. "Was it less good on the second date? How many days do I wait to phone her? Will it be funny seeing her at work? Does she like me as much as I think I like her?" I find if I remind myself of that, it makes it much easier to deal with all those anxieties. It sounds like he's a pretty cool guy. He has to be if he likes you, don't you think?
from serenaville :
THANK YOU for posting the "Sorry Everybody" galleries. It's definitely getting swiped. Fair warning! You'll be credited, of course. ;) *HUGS*
from stupidshit :
dont see any good shows playing around then. have anything else in mind?
from serenaville :
"Hooking the wet weed to an ass"... You have to *know* sentences like that rock my world. Thanks for the laugh! P.S. I did some serious dancing to "You Suck" in a now-defunct gay/bi/alt club here, back in the day. My shirt might have been doffed at some point. I don't really remember. ;)
from stupidshit :
i sent you an email.
from heartracer :
signmyguestbook wouldn't let me, so... heh. your message made me smile, red. truly. thank you. and yeh, crossing paths would be grand. also... i know it's not good to be angry and blah blah but fuck it, people SHOULD be angry about what's happened... i hate that people have to feel this way but i feel comfort in people being disgusted by all of this. it lets you know that not the *whole* world has just lost its' mind. saw his first news conference on t.v. today... who could trust someone so smug? what a joke. and now he's off for a little getaway to recooperate after the campaign. hasn't he been on holiday for like, the past four years? and now he's got four more, to wear the title without having any idea of the responsiblity. yay! no one to run a country, just someone to blow shit up and feed everyone bullshit till they're fat. it's only people like you who offer hope. people who still think and feel. people who wanted more.
from dutch-girl :
You're welcome any time. We're not that far away, really, and we're not really all that much colder in the winter, and we have good bars and we watch baseball .....
from neko-carre :
Those are *excellent* quotes, Red.
from stupidshit :
wanna hang out?
from stupidshit :
what are you doing on the night of the 17th?
from gumphood :
the boston Red Sox are amazing. Simply amazing.
from snideblonde :
Well, Fack! I have safari so it should work! 'grumble grumble'
from snideblonde :
yes, beauty. we're now friendsers! On another note, for some reason, I can't read your archives or leave you a note in your guest book, or scroll down to read the whole of your entries... Which is really annoying, because I only get the beginning of a story and then- I'm left hanging... Is it because i have a MAC?
from stupidshit :
riots are lame.
from la-the-sage :
You know I thought that when I saw the news this morning! The days of the bullies are over! Yet, my fragile hart dares not truly believe for fear of mortal wounds. ~LA
from gumphood :
No way, don't worry. My GF doesn't care that much either. I woudl really not like to care. REally. *cries*. I think that sports are our Hollywood, and we live in LA.
from gumphood :
I sensed a BTM connection. Works for me. Just connecting with a bostonite. I needed a little TLC after the Red Sox went into the tube.
from rdhdprincess :
Just so you know, I for one think you are fabulous!
from gumphood :
Are you still living in Boston?
from macrocarpa :
I got to see Flogging Molly Wednesday in New York! They were fantastic, and the opening bands were suprisingly good as well!
from rdhdprincess :
Sounds like a lovely weekend, all in all. I want to come drink with you and BTM every time I read a a weekend update. Oh, and congratulations on the arrival of Quinn. C
from oldmaid :
p.s. club nastyrack, funnily enough, doesn't look all that different than it did before the fire. if you look closely you can see that the roof is gone, but sadly, a quick glance reveals very few changes!
from oldmaid :
sorry that the guy who was shot was someone you knew. from what everyone says, he was a great guy. and no one has been arrested yet. the rumor was that a salem cigarettes rep had been kicked out of the bar earlier, and that he'd come back to get the bouncer who ejected him, and shot the wrong guy. but according to the police there are no suspects and no leads, so who knows if the cigarette rep story is true or not. it's just a sad thing all around.
from idiot-milk :
Oh yes, it is true, both Nasty Rack and Outland gone. I am bereft. And I haven't a clue who the person was who got himself all shot and stuff. I think Ms. Lyndsay said she knew someone who knew him, but I am not certain. Also, does EVERYONE in Columbus know you? I was talking to some at the call center of my discontent, and we were talking about Outland. He mentioned that he used to know someone who worked there, and I mentioned you, and he was all "Skye? I used to know a Skye, but not from Outland" Turns out he knows you from when you used to work at a Pizza Hut call center years ago. Jeremy C@ldwell. He says you'd probably not remember him, but I told him that I would ask. At any rate, that is all. Carry on. Oh, P.S. you should bring your dork ass back here the weekend of 10/23. We're having our Halloween party then.
from neko-carre :
Martha Focker, why can't I read your diary?? I'm eager to read what you said about the weekend. Miss you much, baby. *Smooch.*
from pandionna :
Have a great time!
from dutch-girl :
To the contrary, I often think you are very wise.
from pandionna :
Joiner? You? Never. I just hate memes, and the snark came so easily with this one. I mean, every now and then I'll do one if it's different, but once I saw the whole "hair color, eye color" thing, I just felt very sarcastic. Now, however, I'm feeling rather jealous of you, with your Orkney waves-to-be.
from grlscout :
hey doll - send me your email address (grlscout@hotmail.com) and I'll send you my password. :: Scout
from stupidshit :
wow your having the exact opposite of my day. my job is probably going to send me on a free trip to seattle all expense paid. and I just got back from my vacation with a email waiting for me saying I have the part time job i've been waiting for. thats karma in a way.
from serenaville :
I thought about you today, for reading in our hometown newspaper that the head librarian at Syracuse University just passed away. You, of course, are a librarian working at a university. (Job opportunity?) Not sure what my point is, beyond hoping the idea you're on someone's mind cheers you! *hugs*
from stupidshit :
the ones that I like are disingration, all mixed up and wild mood swings. Head on the door is good as I recall. But its been so long since I have listened to it. Good luck in NYC.
from stupidshit :
whats your favorite Cure album?
from serenaville :
No DaVinci Code here, or any similiar book theme, for that matter. However, I *am* currently reading Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. Not my usual genre, though I must say how impressed I am thus far, given the tender age of the author at the time... nineteen!! Maybe it will prove a tasty snack for you, if nothing else suits. And? The 'week from FUCK OFF' line? LOVED. Thanks for the huge grin!
from idiot-milk :
I haven't been able to read anything in weeks. I don't know what my problem is. I have a huge stack of books waiting for me, and I really couldn't care less. For that matter, I've barely been able to concentrate on stupid television. Not even my beloved 15 minute Adult Swim cartoons can hold my attention. Something in the air, maybe. Dunno. Also, I have not read this Da Vanci whosits. Mostly because a million people have told me that I SHOULD, and you know how well I react to that.
from la-the-sage :
No DaVinci Code here either. I figure it's right up there with The Celestine Prophesy for hokey religious 'philosophy' and smarm. ~LA
from stupidshit :
BTM? I too would like to go lesbian.
from la-the-sage :
EEEEEEE! Cool! Now, darlin', when the newly single B comes a'calling (and he will) you watch yourself. Have fun, but know that he's in Rebound City and apt to do ANYTHING. Oh btw, 2 weeks ALONE? All the hot water? The whole bed? MY choice on TV and menu? Color me green with envy. ~LA the Overcrowded
from bolashley :
Bah!! Maybe I can answer my own question from your guestbook...is it Damn Media Zoo?
from stupidshit :
I couldn't find any bad information in the psycho co-worker entry. Dont worry I will be watching.
from pandionna :
Ah, yes, there's one in every office. The One With Issues. I may have been that girl at one point. In fact, it's a fair bet, although I never cried in an office, except for September 11, which was understandable. How old is she? Is she transitioning from college into the real world?
from ladybug-red :
Sorry about psycho-girl. She sounds charming. Ummm mojitos sound good!
from stupidshit :
dont worry living in cambridge is cooler then living in boston. you know boston the city you say your living in but not really living in.
from stupidshit :
only a guess here but you live in the cambridge area dont you
from stupidshit :
craigslist only brings me dissapointment sadly. But somehow I still like it.
from pandionna :
Ms. Red, you've grown a lot in the last year. But I do understand the feeling. Sometimes I don't feel like "Pandionna" unless I wax political. That said, the head in the box killed me. Was that from Seven?
from pandionna :
Hmmm, yeah. One day, when we have wine and cheese and all manner of good things to waste an hour over side-by-side, I shall tell you the tale of my trip across Canada with three women who I didn't think were that way, until they were. They became known as the TCBs, the Three Catty Bitches, and from then on, I've avoided TCBs like the plague. My issue is that of late, as much as I used to love to play with menfolk, I haven't had much use for them. Or, make that manfolk. Perhaps danfolk. I don't know. There's one thing I do admire about men when they have a beef with each other, though: They beat the tar out of each other and move on. There's none of the hissing and spitting, the underhanded character assassination, the lingering resentment. I could groove on that. "Hey, you wanna piece of me?" (pow kerpow thunk) "All right, now let's go for a beer."
from idiot-milk :
I am sad to report that no homosexuals were converted this weekend. Though I did let one fondle my chest. So that's something. Not much, mind you, in that I'll let pretty much anyone fondle my chest after I've had a couple of drinks, but still. You'll just have to make sure you're back here for the next homo fest so you can help me try and convert at least one or two of the squirrely bastards.
from la-the-sage :
EXACTLY!!!! I hate those chicks! I'm like you, I go into friendships with women with the presumption of sisterhood. To be blown out of the water by another woman over a GUY is just...just...so offensive. Seriously icky. And you are correct, there is no winning against them. Though I loathe the idea of 'winning' at something so nasty, anyhow. ~LA
from ladybug-red :
miss red - I miss you. You doin' ok?
from snideblonde :
Red: everybody goes through that over time. I know it plagued me for about 1.5 years. I just recently got my MOJO back at the end of April. You will, too. There have been a lot of big changes for you this year, and that takes time and it's toll. Hang in there, kitten.
from pandionna :
Ooh, sorry I missed your birthday! Belated happy! About the friend-making, seems normal to me. A lot of people go through that, a cerain pulling in as they change. Also, social opportunities aren't what they are when you're, say 22. At least, that's how it was for me when I was your age. You know, in the latter part of the last century. ;-)
from ladybug-red :
Happy belated birthday love! -S
from zeroreverb7 :
Have a Happy You Day!!!!!!!!! Hugs!!!! Peace!!!
from bolashley :
Happy happy happy birthday!!!!! Have a wonderful time and jump on that cute boy you saw and drink and be merry and such. (What do you think the chances are of me getting my packaged to you before we're both 30? Oy. I suck.)
from neko-carre :
Wow... I've known you since you were 25?! Is that right?! Wow! Glad you got the goodies. Have a crazy weekend!
from idiot-milk :
Dork. Sure, I would have liked to have seen you, but I know how much you miss your mom, and how close you guys are and stuff. I figured it was something like that, so no worries. Now, SHOULD this sort of thing happen the NEXT time you're in town...well...it won't be pretty. I may be forced to hunt your ass down and deliver a beating. Or something. Probably not a beating, since I'll likely be drunk, and you know how huggy I get when drunk. So, like, I'll hunt you down, but I'll probably just hug you or something. BUT it will be an ANGRY hug. Hugging with extreme prejudice. Or some other equally militarilyish sort of badass term. Man, I'm fried. Tina kicked my ass, but in such a good way. Anyway, I've lost the ability to be coherent. No worries, babydoll. And no worries about Tina either. We managed to find uses for the girl. Eh, I think I had some other stuff to say, but I I'm too fried to keep a single thought in my head. You be good, say hi to mom, and etc and so forth. Muah, kitty.
from idiot-milk :
Mkay, kitty, I shall let the fairy know that we are GO for Tina. Whee!
from la-the-sage :
YAY! Naked Time! If stretch marks aren't too gross I may join you! Love, LA
from idiot-milk :
Tina says "hi", and that if people want to see her, she's asking 45 (possibly 40, depending on who the Michael talks to) for a quarter of her time. Cryptic enough for you? Just let me know in the next day or so, buttercup. Muah!
from idiot-milk :
Stacie? Oh, you know Stacie. It might have been a while since that last time you saw her. She's the one always hanging out in clubs and at raves. She's fun as hell, though she can wear a person out a bit. But when she's on, she's ON. One might even go so far as to say she's ecstatic. Anyway, she'll be there, if you're interested. Just let me know for if you want to see her. But more importantly, Michael said he's inviting Tina, that he's almost positive she'll be able to make it. So I'm pretty pleased about that. Whee!
from idiot-milk :
So, you know how sometimes we hang out with Tina? And how Tina has that one friend, Stacie? Stacie goes to a lot of clubs, she's a pretty joyful girl. Anyway, Michael wanted to know if anyone was interested in hanging out with her on the 29th. He said he's bring her along if anyone was. I think I might, I haven't seen her in a while, but I didn't know if you guys got along. Let me know what you think, kitty.
from pandionna :
"Do we need an excuse for everything? Are we that afraid of our own abilities? We're an entire species of beings weaned too young and looking to get back to that place where someone tells us what to do. We don't have enough confidence in our own consciences and need a abstract concept, an idea, to tell us right from wrong." Wow, the huz could have written that. Mind if I show him this entry? He'll be thrilled. (He may also hop a flight to Boston, as he loves tall, smart redheads.)
from seastreet :
Catholics aren't alone. Every atheist society that I can think of expends- or expended- tons of time and money and effort on purely devotional impulses. Even the Soviets had constant parades and public reaffirmations of patriotism. I think religion is something that people do just because it gives them a different kind of excuse to spend time together; seen in this way, tithes are tributes to the cohesion without which even language itself would wither. The more excuses the better.
from idiot-milk :
Just on the off chance that you check this tonight...I tried the cell, but maybe I got the number wrong? I just got a busy signal, and then no ringing, and then a series of odd messages telling me I hadn't connected properly. It was quite odd. At any rate, we're dining at the Old Mohawk tonight, and then I'm not sure what else is going on. Give me a call on the kitty phone if you get this...208-7269. Otherwise, we'll have to hook up another time. Tomorrow, or something. Or there's still the 29th, so that's alright.
from idiot-milk :
Hey lady! So, are you doing stuff on Saturday? Probably mom catching up stuff, which is perfectly understandable. But if you find yourself with nothing to do, let me know. I actually have Saturday off, will wonders never cease, and we were talking about going out and doing stuff. Also, Zephan says hi again, and he says he's going to try and make it to the party on the 29th. He's moving to Grandview, so I told him he has no excuse not to attend. Anyway, let me know if you're up for something on Saturday, otherwise I look forward to seeing your ass on the 29th. Well. Not, like, YOUR ASS, I mean, not unless you WANT to show it to me. Er. I just mean, like YOU. Or something. Moving on. Say hello to Mr. and Mrs. Bathtub and have a lovely safe trip home!
from ladybug-red :
It is probably a good thing you didn't hire that guy - he sounds like a pain in the ass. And amputation TV? I'm sorry I missed that - I think ;-) -S
from bettyford :
red, if you ever get tired of boston you gotta place to stay in the dirty south.
from ladybug-red :
I'm curious as hell about the belly-dancing. Can't wait to see how you like it. Are there costumes involved or is it more like an exercise class? -S
from stupidshit :
Hey I am new to the boston area. Care to shed some of your boston knowledge?
from pandionna :
You folks just slay me. Have fun!
from pandionna :
We thought of you, spoke of you, and knew you were there with us. Just think, for every one who was there, there must be 20 who agree. And we're all planning a certain politician's exit strategy.
from idiot-milk :
Yes, I'm afraid things don't look so good for the `si. We'll see, though. They claim that there aren't any plans to close, and that things will improve once again. Who knows. I just wish the mo would get out, because it's only going to make him even MORE miserable when all the laid off bastards are gone. Anyway...yes, Zephan is still cute. Zephen? Something. I have no idea how to spell his weird-ass name. He's a babydoll, very sweet. He said the marines worked out alright for him, but he's ready to get out. January is the end of his sentence, I believe. I'm planning on inviting him to the shindig in May, so you kids can catch up then. Well. That is, I'll invite him if A. I haven't been fired for my emotional instability or for stabbing one of the upper level tech support monkeys in the head with a pencil, or B. I haven't found another job and quit in a blaze of hostile glory after stabbing one of the upper level tech support monkeys in the head with a pencil. So we'll see.
from serenaville :
Bellydancing classes!!! This is me, envious as all hell. Little secret: I used to try to dance along with Shakira, during her video for "Whenever, Wherever", every time I'd see it - not to mention during radio play. To Mook's endearing mix of mirth and horror, each time he was unwilling witness. He maintains that hips are a strict requirement for bellydancing. Gahdammit. You and the BTMs sound like you have the best times out, too! Ohhhhhh, to tag along. :)
from pandionna :
Idea: Park, trees, book. Read book under tree.
from idiot-milk :
Oh, and I forgot to mention...there's this guy at work, Zephan? Something like that. Keehner is his last name, I believe. He said he knows you? That maybe you worked with his mom at a library, and that he'd been to Outland while you were working there? Short little man, very cute, mid-20s? I think? Anyway, he's technically my superviser at HellTech, and he was asking me what I do in my free time, and I mentioned occasionally going to Outland, and that's how we got onto the topic of you. Anyway, he said to say hi, so HI! from Zephan. Or however the fuck you spell his name.
from idiot-milk :
I'm sorry about the shitty news from home, kitty. I know it's been a rough couple of months for you, with all the recent bad news. This is probably completely inappropriate in light of all that, but if you do make it home Memorial Day weekend, we're having the spring party on that Saturday, May 29th. I'd love to see you, if you can make it. Anyway, that is all. Sending gay-ass hugs and other equally dorky sentiments your way, babydoll.
from othelladub :
cool, man - cool!
from pandionna :
Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about this. Sending many hugs and comforting thoughts to you.
from la-the-sage :
Oy, sorry about your friend. ~LA
from neko-carre :
So I heard you WALKED from downtown to the strip?!! Yeegads! What about the Cute Shoe Vow?!
from ladybug-red :
Welcome home honey! I will be eagerly awaiting the sunburn explanation...
from pandionna :
Why, yes. It does look like one monkey is kissing the other's ring. "Have you ever welcomed me into your home?"
from neko-carre :
I miss you. Thought about you all weekend.
from starkitten01 :
Have a blast!
from pandionna :
Have a wonderful trip!
from la-the-sage :
Eeep! Met the in-laws, eh? Why a witty, charming, smart, funny, gorgeous chick like you would be whacked out to meet folks is beyond me, but here's a squeezy hug complete with cleavage to burrow in. Love, LA
from heartracer :
dear red, dont forget how much i love you. be safe. xoxoxoxox
from dutch-girl :
That's very good news about your friend. Now I hope he can get the help he needs to make him feel better about being alive.
from starkitten01 :
I'm so very sorry to hear the latest. My thoughts and prayers are with your friend, and hang in there, dear.
from rdhdprincess :
I'm thinking about you sweetie, and sending good wishes to you and your friend. Hang in there.
from dutch-girl :
Wow. What a heavy heart you must have today. I don't really have any words, except to say I'm sorry for your news.
from la-the-sage :
His choice, dear one. Sounds harsh, I know. This would turn into a novel if I went on with everything I want to say. So I'll just tell you I'm sorry you're hurting. ~LA
from worldofwings :
I know how you feel right now, trust me. My mother's best friend who helped raise me my whole life took her own life a month ago. So many mixed emotions...it seems unreal. I am so mad, but I loved her so much! Anger is normal, trust me. Maybe he will make it, good luck to both of you. Send good thoughts and lots of love his way!
from oldmaid :
oh god. i'm so sorry. *hugs*.
from idiot-milk :
Weeeeelll...it's not anything terribly exciting, just call center customer service at CallTech. But it's NOT fucking retail, there's potential for it to turn into something better with time, and also did I mention that it's NOT RETAIL!? Yes, so, I'm excited. P.S. That whole crayon thing was TOTALLY NOT MY FAULT, though I admit, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Mmmmm...burning wax.
from science-girl :
There a couple acupressure points that I thought of immediately...they're right at the top of either side of the sacrum. I'll try to find a link to an acupressure chart or something to give you a better idea of what I'm talking about.
from la-the-sage :
I am NOT a Crazy Cat Lady! I am a Crazy Cat WOMAN. Thanks for understanding. ~LA
from pandionna :
(Grumbles angrily about guestbooks.) Glad I'm no longer Catholic. Not that my un-Catholicism has ever stopped me from looking ridiculous. If I ever get to Boston, will you take me shopping? I swear, no sackcloth.
from pandionna :
My dear, do you have a working e-mail? Would you be so kind as to drop me a line? Or, you can get the secret from Ms. Bathtub when she gets it in her e-mail, perhaps later tonight, 2/16. Muah.
from la-the-sage :
Does it help a teeny bit to know I linked you in my latest? Mad giggling here over 'cruel food'. Thanks. Needed that. ~LA
from we-are-liars :
secret spies and private eyes! 'you're little sister' has changed her name.
from the-pala :
"it's sad cos it's true!"
from dutch-girl :
As songs that get stuck in your head go, '52 Vincent Black Lighting is a pretty darn good one!
from pandionna :
Actually, that kind of thing is VERY interesting to me. It's the whole literati thing.
from virginmary :
so *FREAKING* cool! wow-wow-wow! we have auden's typerwriter in our special collections... :)
from oldmaid :
walt whitman?! that is so cool!
from vivakate :
that is so fucking cool. from one booknerd to another i can totally appreciate your excitement!xo
from girlsdontcry :
That is SO exciting about Walt Whitman. Yesterday you said you might write anymore and today you write something really exciting! Congratulations, that's just brilliant.
from la-the-sage :
Oh no you don't! Nuh uh. Foul! You absolutely may NOT stop updating. ~LA
from oldmaid :
i feel your pain (well, sort of - i think it's a few degrees warmer here than in boston!) last weekend i insisted on wearing a mini skirt and platform boots out, right after it had snowed. chris practically had to carry me to the bar and back, and i ended up getting a cold, but it felt good to defy nature for the sake of cuteness!
from pandionna :
Aww, thanks! Muah! Have fun with your class. And the glitter. Heh.
from idiot-milk :
Aren't you overdue for a visit? Shouldn't, like, you and your roomies come back for a weekend? Like, oh I don't know, the last weekend in February? Hmmm? I'm pretty sure you should. In fact, I'm certain of it. I'm quite certain that you kids should come out here and help me and the `mo celebrate our birthdays. Mmmhmmm.
from dutch-girl :
I hope the first day on the new dream job went swimmingly.
from serenaville :
I somehow missed that you added serenaville to your buddy list, and I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you. I didn't want to risk multiple guestbook entries to do so this time, however. I smiled to the comment in your profile, and brightly. Thank you again, so much. I am warmed.
from falo :
Congrats on reeling the big job.
from idiot-milk :
Yay! Hooray! I shall drink several large beverages in your honor this evening, buttercup! Congratulations!
from the-pala :
congrats and a big fat drink are in order!
from oldmaid :
congratulations!!! i'm so glad things are going wonderfully for you in boston!
from vivakate :
best news i've heard today! congratulations! now we have EVEN MORE reason to meet up, we can celebrate (you). i hope hope hope soon...
from dutch-girl :
Congratulations!!!!! That is so super fabulous excellent wonderful!
from pandionna :
Shittums. I am putting my head on the monitor and sending all kinds of good vibes your way. You have two wonderful housemates who surely will help you through this night. I'm not one to suggest medicating anxiety with alcohol, but yeah, mayhaps you can have a glass of wine. You know. Red wine. Hugs!
from rdhdprincess :
OOh. The "What we fear we create" thing gets me all the time when I can't let go. On top of worrying about whatever it is that I can't get over, let go of, whatever, I start to worry that I will create more of said crap. It is a vicious cycle. I realize that I have made no sense here, so well, best wishes to you!
from neko-carre :
What news of The Job?
from vivakate :
you take care darlin. and happy new year! we will meet soon! xo, kate
from heartracer :
i hope the interview went well, i hope every single card falls your way. happy new year, beautiful. you're loved always. x
from pandionna :
Knock'em dead tomorrow!
from rdhdprincess :
Never say anything aloud that you wouldn't want written down? I keep forgetting that! Marvelous advice, I shall remember it all this next year in your honor. It will do me alot of good. Glad to see that you are making the transition so well. I am enjoying reading about all your adventures. They are lucky to have you! And you, them! Merry Christmas!
from starkitten01 :
Merry xmas
from neko-carre :
Any word about le job? My fingers hurt from crossing.
from heartracer :
two words : heart racer
from the-pala :
do you realize your second to last entry was #666. kind of fitting for stumpy devil, n'est pas? speaking of which, i saw THE SAME stumpy devil on a bottle of hot sauce at brunch the next day. i heart RAGE!
from neko-carre :
Oh, SCORE!!! I'm doing the happy dance for you! You WILL get this. It just feels so right, doesn't it? Yes it does. And I'm so glad you get to meet Kats! Tell her I said hello!
from the-pala :
Judy Jetson Salon on Mass Ave rocks! Every stylist has piercings and tattoos, and every stylist is priced the same, $40 for a wash and cut. It's a great place to get your hair did. Ask for either Lauren or Linda Kirk (she does both my hair and my brother's). Good luck!
from idiot-milk :
Yeah, the fucking troll girlfriend is graduating soon, and she wants to move back with her white-trash kin up in Michigan. She's informed Richard that he will be moving as well. We all knew that it might happen, but we thought he would give us at LEAST a month's notice. Bastard. I am less than pleased with that boy right about now.
from dutch-girl :
Having been sick now for A MONTH, I totally sympathize and hope you feel better real soon. Or else you'll be longing to end it all, like me.
from pandionna :
Feel better!
from neko-carre :
Bwaahahaha re: your note re: Earth Mother (now *I'm* Bridget Jones). No, no, I'm not *that* corny, it's just after the solstice, the days get longer, hence I don't need the bloody alarm clock and- ah, never mind. And oh yes, "Angus..." is v.g.! V. B.J. And by B.J., I mean "Bridget Jones," not blow- you know what? I'm just gonna stop right here. ;)
from bolashley :
Personally, I've always found Fez rather sexy...in a weird way. I'm thrilled you're settling in so well, but not surprised. It is all meant to be!
from dutch-girl :
I'm so happy to hear that the move is working out so far. Wishes of much happiness!!
from rdhdprincess :
Congratulations on the move, and good luck with all the unpacking and organizing. I wish I could wiggle my nose and have it all done for you, just like *that*!
from pandionna :
I'd say you did a great job organizing your thoughts, considering how disoriented you must feel right now. Note to self: One more reason to visit Boston.
from vivakate :
you're on the road or in boston by now. i hope you had a safe trip. i forwarded the job description and stuff to btm so's you could check it out. if you're interested, i'll do all i can to help. welcome to boston! xo
from vivakate :
you're on the road or in boston by now. i hope you had a safe trip. i forwarded the job description and stuff to btm so's you could check it out. if you're interested, i'll do all i can to help. welcome to boston! xo
from pandionna :
Safe passage!
from neko-carre :
Hi. I just Mapquested your trip and I see that it's an almost 12-hour drive. That's a long day. You're trucking along right now - and I'm thinking about you. Let us know when you get there. Love ya! ~K
from bolashley :
I'd help you move if I could!! I'd even make Evil Cartman cart all your boxes, too. I'm incredibly happy for you, but also a little sad (I guess I'm just channeling my own feelings about moving.) Oh, and from what I know on the matter you can dodge those loan guys for QUITE a long time.
from girlsdontcry :
Yes, Godspeed you (Red Empress). East is best. And best of luck for your move.
from sarafem :
I'm temporarily locked. Username sara password ranger.
from funjules :
Erm, this may sound like a strange offer, but we still have lots of boxes in our garage from when we moved this summer, that we haven't gotten around to chucking out yet. Interested? I could meet you somewhere that's halfway for the both of us. You're more than welcome to them if you'd like. I'll check tonight to see just how many we have.
from sarafem :
Oh look at me, I know so much about traffic stops. Being that I had a warrant out since I was so good at getting them and failing to appear in court. Anyway. In NC, I'm assuming it's not drastically different here, you would be able to move the court date up, which is never fun, or you could hire an attorney who will do everything for you if he lets everyone know you won't be able to make it. Moving out of state is a good damn reason. My reason - it was right in the middle of a Law & Order marathon - isn't so much. Also, your lawyer should be able to get you leniency given that the tickets was four freakin' minutes before the cut-off. Especially if you weren't going too much over the limit and you have a fairly good record - and if say maybe you claim that your speedometer wasn't working. OH! Claim ELECTRICAL FAILURE in your car so that your clock nor your gauges were working. Take it to a mechanic to be checked out and get the receipt. That will help. Give it to your attorney. Even though you are po' you will have to get an attorney, you're just screwed there. But sometimes I like to sleep with people to get out of paying them. You could try that.
from pandionna :
Is there any way you can plead guilty and just pay the fine on your credit card? It would be cheaper than coming back from Boston. Also, once you start working in Boston, you might want to look into a consolidation loan. It puts all of your bills on one big bill each month, but with more reasonable payments. I knew someone who did that and it helped her out a lot. Yes, yes, ever the mama bird, I know.
from starkitten01 :
That's a problem I've been trying to overcome for years now. I'm still trying to just be satisfied with the good things I have got going for me, even if they're few. There was a time in my life when I was an optimist! I don't know what happened...Maybe one day I'll figure it out. Hope you're well!
from dutch-girl :
Hey, I got no problem with the idea that my nephew will be a good and sexy man. I'm sending you many good wishes about your job interview. I hope, hope, hope you get it. I'm sure you charmed the crap out of them.
from neko-carre :
Cool! You and BT need to do an entry together! Can't wait to hear how everything goes (I thought your interview was yesterday). Love yas!
from aphrodite057 :
good luck with everything :)
from vivakate :
welcome to boston! good luck on your interview...there are lots of fun little places all around cambridge, you'll have a time. xo
from neko-carre :
P.S. Give the BTs a squeeze for me!
from pandionna :
Good luck on the interview! Safe passage, good times, all that jazz.
from idiot-milk :
Oh, and also I am sorry to hear of your terrible, horrible, no good, very bad night. If you need someone killed, you know where I am, babydoll. Or if you need, well, anything at all.
from idiot-milk :
Oh, hey! We've got a bunch of left-over flavored malt beverages, as well as a bottle of some kind of merlot, and a huge bottle of ghetto-ass rum! We'll bring them along on the 15th!
from neko-carre :
My dukes are up. I'm ready to kick some ass. No one messes with my Red without some black eyes, bloody scatches, and patches of missing hair. Just keep counting down the days, my sweetie. Only two more weeks to a new life.
from pandionna :
I hear ya. Sometimes you just want to rant and not share it. But, whatever it was, I hope it's resolved and things get better for you soon.
from idiot-milk :
So, I know you said something about a going away party at some point, and I know you said something about you going up to Boston for interviews and suchlike, but I couldn't remember if you told me the dates of any of these things. I was checking out my schedule, and I noticed that the weekend of the 15th I'm off early on Saturday, and I don't work Sunday, so I was thinking that, if you're A. in town and B. not doing something else, you might be interested in some sort of last-hurrah-dancing-and-assorted-mind-altering-substances-some-of-them-possibly-involving-tina-and-or-blender-mixed-alcoholic-goodness blowout type thing. Lemme know and we'll set something up, yo.
from neko-carre :
Seventy-freaking-five?? Wow! As much as I thought I'd miss that, I'm actually kinda liking this autumn/winter stuff. Condusive for cozy. But ask me again in January. Either way, I'll join you for a mimosa any ole time of year!
from neko-carre :
Gahahaha about the strange google hit!
from neko-carre :
Honey, you always make me laugh. Oh, to be Red-Wine. :-)
from vivakate :
not a ween fan persay. i was a ween show virgin until last night. it was fun and would be moreso had i been stoned, doesn't sound as fun as your night tho. ;)
from bbbrett :
I'd be more than inclined. I just hope that you're not going anywhere before I'm allowed to get behind the wheel of my car again. Because otherwise you've got a lot of driving ahead of you. I may just give that vitamin thingadoo a shot. All depends on how down in the dumps I put myself. It usually isn't all that bad, but I was just NOT happy that day. Drop a line to let me know just when you're gettin' out of dodge, and maybe we can figure something out. 'Till then!
from idiot-milk :
Signmyguestbook sucks the life right out of me sometimes. Anyway... Me=jealous You=suck. Hmph.
from neko-carre :
You lucky, lucky girl!! *I* want to be fired with pay! I'm TOTALLY green!
from snideblonde :
hey bella... here's the info if you still want to read: snideblonde, password: purple.
from pandionna :
Hmmmm...if I want to leave in May 2005, maybe I could turn in my resignation now and get a year and a half off... You go, girl!
from science-girl :
Guestbook can kiss my ass. Grrr... Anyway, Congrats on getting fired(ish)! I'm salivating with jealousy. I'd like to get fired, dammit! Of course if I got fired, then I'd have no money. Hmph. Damn.
from dutch-girl :
Lucky you. I wish I was sitting at home on a Monday afternoon. Do you think if I told my board of directors that I was considering not renewing my contract as of the end of May, they'd ask me to leave and pay me out for the next six months? I wish. Sigh. Enjoy the time off. Go get drunk in the middle of the afternoon or something fun like that.
from pandionna :
Sounds like a heavenly night! Wow! Can I have one, too?
from pandionna :
Thank you. Thank you for being so brilliant.
from neko-carre :
You're so wonderful! I just picked up "Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging" from your last recommendation. Can't wait to read it!
from pandionna :
"Why must you hate women so?" Bring tears to my eyes. Honestly, it does feel that way sometimes, doesn't it? I suppose we have it better than women in a lot of other countries, but this going backwards nonsense just kills me. There's just no respect, no *inherent* give and take. It's like everything we have, we have to fight tooth and nail for, and guard vigilantly once we have it so it's not taken away. Why can't they just let us BE? Ah, April, my dear. April! Yes! Do come down. Oh please oh please oh please...
from oldmaid :
any suggestions on must-see things in las vegas? and, good for you for getting an interview so quickly! good luck!
from starkitten01 :
You're right about JS, LOL, though I can't imagine how she scored a life like that other than that she has a good singing voice, and was in the right place at the right time to score a husband like that. Oh well, atleast I'll have the bag...LOL!
from vivakate :
thanks for the note...we had a lovely time. i'm sure we'll get to meet when you move to our little city...
from bettinas :
I'm so excited for you!
from snideblonde :
Bella,I think it's very brave of you to move to a brand spankin' new city! And, as much as it hurts and sucks now, I know in my heart that you'll have a brilliant time and many worthwhile new adventures. It's all part of the process, so hang in there...
from pandionna :
Yeouch. Talk about star-crossed.
from bathtubmary :
there, baby. saying goodbye is hard. you are entitled to unlimited freakouts. this is a big deal. even putting my selfish motivations aside, it's gonna be soooo worth it. xoxox, d
from pandionna :
Oh, honey, I just want to hug you right now. Go do something girlie with your mom. Also, I read this today and thought of you right away: "GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - You're overcome by dreams of ambition and power. You could even quit your job or what you're doing if someone is contrary. Keep your cool." Belle better stay out of your way! And, as long as I am leaving a novel in your notes, Boston is a contender. A bit of a long shot, but still in the running.
from idiot-milk :
Signmyguestbook, why must you torment me so? Sigh. DON'T GO! STAY! STAY! Wait. Okay. OKAY! I KNOW why you want to go. I understand why you MUST go. I support your going. I want you to be happy! So GO! GO! BE HAPPY! IT WILL BE OKAY! I WILL VISIT! I WILL BE OKAY! WAIT! NO! NO, YOU MUST STAY! STAY! STAY! NO, GO! GO AND BE FREE AND HAPPY! NO, STAY! STAY! NO! GO! GO! I'm feeling a bit manic today. Can you tell? But no, it will be fine. Go, find your bliss. Or follow your bliss. Or some other equally gay sentiment that one might find on a totally crap bumper sticker. (Not like MY totally kickASS bumper sticker!)
from neko-carre :
(Effing guestbook - you might get this note twice.) Yeah, scary stuff. I had everything all set to move to Dallas and I just couldn't do it for those exact same reasons. Do I regret it? Sometimes. But I learned how to become very happy here. Still, if I was single, I'd definitely try it again.
from golddustgrrl :
I am a lurking reader of yours. was in that 'get laid or die trying' mode myself, settled on a cute friend, and haven't seen him since. Not to discourage you. It definitely got "it" out of my system. It's what cute platonic boys are for.
from neko-carre :
Re: dress. I was worried about my size too, but I tried it on last night and it totally fit. I'm sure you could work something out with the seller if yours doesn't work. They have good feedback. Let me know! I can't wait to see pics of you in it!
from bettinas :
Here is an Oryx and Crake related question: Did you think that Oryx was a bit hollow, especially since Atwood is such a feminist? I didn't understand her character very well, and any insight would be appreciated.
from dutch-girl :
Oh my, you and me both girlfriend!!!
from rdhdprincess :
Damn guestbooks! Anyways, as I was trying to say, I just love you! Yay for honest women who aren't afraid to say exactly what they want! (or need!)
from heartracer :
[i'm having issues with your guestbook]/// oh oh, OH. girl, miss red, lady... i very much remember. about you and yours. i've tried religiously to keep up with you, if only you. i'm always looking in, and hoping. and i am very excited for you. i don't like to say too much in open places ((you understand))... but i've smiled like a cat for the things you're doing, the place you're going. yay!!!! and you know... eleven months ago, to the day, you left me a message sayin, "Wow...our lives are paralleling in some strange way." and i was thinking of that when i got your message, imagine how the feeling multiplied when i saw it was to the day, eleven months back. i guess it takes less than a year for things to change right around. we deserve it. i'll love you till the end, s. xo
from bbbrett :
Hi. Have we met? I think you're smart and pretty. Now can I help you?
from bathtubmary :
i know i'm the one who gets you but i'm still a little jealous ;-). glad things are better with you two. mwah! d
from girlsdontcry :
You know, I bet the thing that Siegfried and Roy hate most about that article is the fact he describes them as nonagenerians. Not that that makes you ANY LESS EVIL FOR LAUGHING, of course *snigger*. Anyway, I hope that the general public in Boston are a little less reactionary... in a library of all places, oh the irony!
from starkitten01 :
Thanks for all you said! I'm trying really hard to deal with it all, so far I suppose I'm doing all right. :o)
from pandionna :
The image was jarring, but in that, "I've been validated!" kind of way. Thank goodness for librarians like you. What with the Patriot Act soon to be breathing down your neck, it gives me hope to know that you're there, and that it probably WILL be a trip to hell and back for you before you start coughing up names and what people are reading. Kiss, kiss.
from neko-carre :
Here here! Well said, my friend! I remember those library days. The P*enny L@ncasters. She was one of those scary religious freaks who would scream about even the most minor book or periodical. The "Where Did I Come From" children's book, the Advocate, etc. She held a protest with signs outside the library when Madonna's Sex book came out. Then she, or one of her followers, took a razor blade to it. I haven't heard about her in a long time, but I'm sure she's holed up in her closet somewhere, scared to ever come out.
from oldmaid :
*grin* no ass kicking necessary, but thank you for the offer! at this point the issue mostly is just me being unable to let go of things, and my boyfriend not understanding (i don't think he's ever held a grudge for more than about fifteen minutes.)
from idiot-milk :
http://www.cheekybeef.co.uk/library.html
from idiot-milk :
Signmyguestbook is being a bite in the ass tonight, so I apoligize if you get this message twice...Well, we discovered that Ellen was born on the exact day that Bruce Lee died, see. So I decided that she must be him reincarnated. And the mo is, well, the big hoMO, of course. Silly girl. And yes, drinks and walkie talkie action is in order, I think. I'm not sure when, though. I have to work late on Saturday, and I have to be in early on Sunday, although I do have Friday off. So maybe then. Thusfar there aren't any plans in place for drunken revelry, but you know you're always welcome over here anytime. So if you're not doing anything, you are more than welcome to come over and hang, and we can drink mystery beverages and be retarded. Gimme a call at some point if you feel like doing something, lady.
from snideblonde :
Ah, darling... I feel like I've been away for so long! Congrats on your brave and forward thinking choice to move. I think it'll be very good for you! Think of all the new adventures, new boys, new romances, new booze angels to hang out with, et al. I miss ya.
from captvfirefly :
Damnit, it seems that your guestbook has a vendetta against me. I've left a few messages for you, none of which have shown up - so, here I am in your notes. I know this is all late and stuff, but I think it's great that you're going to Boston. Seriously, very happy that you're doing the whole "uprooting thing" (which, I hope I can go through with myself one of these days..). As of late, it sounds like you really need the change. Just wanted you to know I'm in your corner if'n you need anything.
from pandionna :
Yikes! I just read back a few posts. Good for you! Boston sounds like a good fit for you, judging by what you were asking in your survey about where to move. And, of course, it's wonderful to have dear friends and family there. Tres happy for you. Except for that ankle. Reminds me of a Tori Amos song, "Caught a Lite Sneeze." Goes something like "I've still got that Belle, draggin' my foots..."
from starkitten01 :
Strike that, I got your e-mail. I'll send it to you in case you're interested :) Take care.
from starkitten01 :
I happened upon your diary this evening and really got into it, I understand a lot of what you talk about. I'm putting you on my favorites list. I will gladly give you the password to mine also if you'd like it, though I didn't see a link to an e-mail add on your page.. Just e-mail me at starDELETEkitten@hush.ai or leave me a note with your e-mail and I'll get it to you:)
from idiot-milk :
Why does everyone always leave me? (Yes, baby, everything IS always about me) Is it because I said you have to get in line for lesbian molestation? Is that it? I TAKE IT BACK! YOU CAN HAVE HER FIRST, I SWEAR! Sigh. I am both incredibly happy for you, and incredibly sad for me. Although, as others have said in this here note thingie, that gives me all the more reason to visit Boston. So that's something, I suppose. *sniff*
from bolashley :
Dang GBooks are REALLY pissing me off, anyways, what I meant to say was: I'm soooo excited for you. This is gonna bring very good things, I can tell!!! And now I have even more reason to visit that city someday.
from dutch-girl :
The Boston thing sounds so fabulous. I'm envious. Maybe the universe really does provide, huh? Who knew? - Jo
from funjules :
Sedaris here, yep. October 13 at Mershon. The tickets are on sale now, and they're $19 and $27. How fucking exciting is that?!?
from heartracer :
unlocked
from pandionna :
Where is he? Lemme at'im. Quick, while I can kick his ass with either foot. Grrrrrr...
from dutch-girl :
Wow, it sounds like something bad happened last night. I hope you're okay.
from dutch-girl :
Closing your eyes and jumping ain't always a bad thing. I know I sure wish I could do it sometimes. As friends keep on telling me, if ya ain't happy ...
from bathtubmary :
YES!!! xoxox, d
from dutch-girl :
Yes, I've now read many of your older entries and I think we have much in common,in addition to shoes. I'm wearing my new Italian leather $200 shoes around the house right now, hoping the hang-over/guilt will leave me from the feet upwards.
from dutch-girl :
Thanks for the advice, unsolicited and all. I know you're right, especially about no bad feelings about sex stuff. It's actually more like bad feelings about screwed up, disfunctional relationship stuff. The sex part was fun. ;-) Jo
from neko-carre :
I CAN'T WAIT til it's all of us again!
from bathtubmary :
did your guestbook eat my msg? if so: complementary entries! like peas & carrots. salt & pepper. pork & love. you complete me ;-). i'm a little weepy myself. xo, d
from dutch-girl :
I'm delighted to be added to your list. I totally enjoy reading you. - Jo
from neko-carre :
LOL! The "OW!" at the beginning of your entry made me roll with laughter - because I can hear you saying that right now! Hee hee hee hee! Gawd, I love you.
from snideblonde :
It's hard when you're a super foxy, super smart, lovely babe and all the men love you- because one day you meet one who YOU really, really LOVE and WHAM!!!! Then it all falls into the shitter, and YOU have to deal with the pain, rejection, shattered heart fall-out. And you find you have no coping mechanisms.
from snideblonde :
Sweetheart: Fuck. I'm sorry. It sucks. It sucks. It fucking sucks. I hate it. I know you hate it. It doesn't seem to make it any easier though. I would say "fuck him" but we both know it's just not that simple or effective. I wish you well. I wish you strength. I wish you love.
from idiot-milk :
Signmyguestbook FUCKING BLOWS. Anyway, what I was TRYING TO SAY before Signmyguestbook fucked up is...I have rum, should you need rum. Among other things. Including ears for the listening, softcore pornography, etc. The Idiot-Milk Hello Kitty Phone Hotline is open 24/7, pretty girl.
from neko-carre :
What's wrong, S?
from zeroreverb7 :
Hope things get better Sweet Girl...you deserve all the joy and magic life can offer...don't let anyone take it away from you...Hugs Hugs Peace
from reddirtgirl :
Aww. Bless your heart. Well, here's another dland congratulations. I hope things get better soon.
from pandionna :
My browswer is all screwy and guestbooks are taking too long to load, but I have to tell you that I really wished you were in D.C. Saturday. If you were here, you'd have been co-investigator on my forthcoming paper, "Massive Amounts of Greek Food and Sugar Compared to Placebo in Avoiding Hangovers: A Not-So-Randomized Study."
from virginmary :
so a few things: 1. CONGRATS on finishing and phooey on the wet blankets who don't get that a celebration is in order, whether you attend graduation or not. 2. CONGRATS on looking fabulous. and, 3. CONGRATS on finishing and welcome to the world of the MLS-ed. i'm very glad you're a member of the sisterhood.
from neko-carre :
Well, *I'm* fucking proud of you and *I* am incredibly impressed and envious of your dedication, hard work and super intelligence! So like I said - keep an eye out for a little somethin somethin on its way to you. As a "congrats, you're awesome, I so respect you." Wish I could've been there for you yesterday. *smooch*
from snideblonde :
Yick. sweetheart, I know what you're going through. To a finely crossed t. Go to the concert though. Fuck not going. Go and bawl if you have to. give yourself the permission.
from snideblonde :
Arrgh! I've been trying to get into that damn guestbook of yours for ages now.... Anyway, all I can say, is: I fucking know EXACTLY how you feel. And it sucks arse. serious arse. Hang in there, and as trite as it sounds, try to take care of yourself.
from falo :
Hi. just wanted to say your "who grants worthiness" was very pointed. I've made the mistake of making (and receiving) that kind of a criticism, only to realize what a mistake it was when the two in question warm back up again.
from virginmary :
your entry on "deserving" or "not deserving" people hit me really hard. not in a bad way - just that it makes a lot of sense. i guess the only time i'd ever thought about it was when my mom told me, upon hearing of a break-up with the one i was in love with, "oh honey, i never liked him. he didn't deserve you." you just put into words WHY what she said hurt so much. so thank you. rather than saying, "he doesn't deserve you", isn't it so much better to hear, "i'm sorry that this is a hard time for you"?
from neko-carre :
re: Bloody Mary leaving. BWAAAHAHAHAHAHA! P.S. I saw a Travel Channel thing on the Venetian this morning and it looked just like when we were there and I got all reminiscent 'n stuff. Sigh.
from falo :
Hello rw. Thanks for the nice note. Yep, Auggie is a trip. That said, I have had such unusual characters in my life that some of the quirks that I've seen and come to know seem a bit less unusual and more real with his even more absurdly skewed perspective. I'm still reading Dry, laughing only occasionally but still finding Burroughs interesting and readable. Sellevision was good too, but then I am weirdly drawn to those on-TV marketing shows(like HSN) and now they seem like comedy to me.
from neko-carre :
(I don't even know why I bother with g-book anymore.) Straight blunt cut! Kinda like that pic of you a long time ago called "new hair" (i think that was the one). You emailed it to me that one time we were sending the first pics ever to each other, you know the one? That looked soooooo pretty on you.
from neko-carre :
(damn gbook yet again. Sorry if this posts twice.) Ouch. Well, I hope you went pompeii on his ass (though I suspect you didn't). Aye me. I love you, my doll.
from neko-carre :
(damn gbook) Hmmm... would you really leave if you got the position? I think you should determine what you want more; this position or a new city. If it's the new city, don't bother applying. Cuz the new position might be the golden handcuffs that make you stay.
from reddirtgirl :
Yeah . . . I didn't really know whether to laugh or cry, either. I still don't.
from sarafem :
Yes! It's a stapler! What else does it look like? Should I be worried? Do I look like I'm nibbling on a big black tasty schlong or something?
from neko-carre :
Okay, I know I said I'd never speak of it again, but I suddenly felt really bad for leaving that g-book note. It's none of my beeswax and I'm sorry. Of course I don't know the man and I shouldn't be making judgements. It just makes me really mad when people toy with the ones I care about. Okay. Shutting up now. Love you.
from rockitten :
Thanks for the sympathy. Yes, BM has been nothing but a royal pain in my ass for two months lately. Apparently, though, I don't have to worry about dealing with her anymore, since she wants nothing to do with me and Boy. That's kinda liberating -- now I can trash her freely and without concern of her finding out. I used to worry that she'd find this journal. Now I HOPE she does. Bitch. Anyway, so Boston was wonderful, eh? I'm so glad to hear it! I know how excited you were.
from rockitten :
Yep, I'm still around. Just been a shoddy couple of weeks in general. Glad to hear your trip to Boston was excellent! I bet you're riding high on it. {And as for the husband, he keeps SAYING he's gonna update, but... }
from neko-carre :
Hee. I saved them all.
from neko-carre :
Mmmm...aaaaappple. And I bent my nail back too, whilst trying to pick up a heavier-than-it-looked box. OWWWIIIEE! Ooh, wouldn't that be weird if it was at the EXACT SAME MOMENT that you bent yers??? [insert Twilight Zone music]
from lil-kitteigh :
http://lil-kitteigh.diaryland.com/private/030710_77.html username= kitteigh password= kat
from oldmaid :
i appreciate the "unsolicited" comment. it actually made me feel like i'm being normal, instead of like i'm being this horribly judgemental bad friend. thank you for making me feel better!
from sarafem :
Strom is DEAD?!!? How did I miss this?!!? Off to check the news and plan a party in celebration... PS_Maybe Strom's soul is in that baby...just a thought
from idiot-milk :
Also Ima put the message here so as to make sure you get it...Ahem. DORK. You were supposed to let me know if you were interested in that one stuff. I ordered up a halfer for myself, and I would be more than happy to share with you! Also if you're interested in any yourself, you'll have to let me know in the very near future. I'm not sure what kind of setup my little homo friend has, but he was taking orders a couple of days ago. It's tres expensive compared to that one stuff from you that one time, but if it's the same stuff from my party, then it is DELICIOUS. Just almost twice as much as that other stuff. And also only available in quarters. So let me know if you want some of your own (at 40/quarter), otherwise I would be more than happy to share. Also...YES! YES THERE WILL BE BIG GAY DANCING! HUZZAH! I don't know details yet. I do know tickets are $12 in advance, and $15 day of. I'm going to get a bunch on Friday, so if you want me to pick one up for you, let me know. Saturday we're going to the parade and then some stuff happens in between (I'm not sure what yet) and then DANCING IN THE STREETS!! WHEE!! Also on Friday we're checking out ComFest. Ms Lindsey will be in attendance, too. Uh, that's all I can think of right now. Gimme a call at some point and lemme know if you'll be along for any of the festivating. Hugs and kisses!
from neko-carre :
Yes! You play hooky too! It'll be like a club - you, me & Lydibug. The Happy Hookies Club! Tee hee!
from theoddone72 :
Yay for Harry Potter!!! I picked up my copy this morning on my way to work. Then bragged about it to almost every table I sat. :-P
from neko-carre :
Nekophotojournal (tm). Love it! And thank you! Oh, by the way... what's dong laundry? (Mmppx!)
from oldmaid :
thank you for the warm thoughts. it's been a bad day, but it helps to know people care.
from neko-carre :
(G-book hates me. You may get this twice.) Hi-yee! So Mike's back, eh? Hmph. Well, he must be somewhat interested or he would've just continued not calling you. Like with (bad example here, but I think it's similar) me and Scarlet. I'm done with her. I don't want her in my life anymore. She was too needy/clingy. We haven't talked in months and I'm happy with that. So I'm certainly not going to pick up the phone one day and say, "Hey. Sorry about the way we parted company. Do you wanna get together?" Nuh uh. No way. But... who knows with men. They're from a whole 'nother planet.
from syncope :
Appointment made to call your cell at 10:30. And wear something black. You look ravishing in black.
from neko-carre :
Hmmm, that works out to be minus 32.gazillion points. Better get started on that Scotch! (I'm glad you're back!)
from rockitten :
Welcome home! And thanks for the b-day wishes. It's the stupidest excuse known to man, but... gah... we were sleeping. We both fell asleep and didn't wake up til super late. We stayed up too late the night before and were just generally a little simple. One of these days we'll learn how to behave like grown ups. I hope. Heh.
from captvfirefly :
I'm pretty sure your guestbook ate my message, so I'll leave it here instead. (I apologize if you get this here AND in the GB) Yes, I find myself in the midst of a *gasp* relationship. I honestly have no idea where it came from. Seriously, it's bizarre. Yes, we should get together over drinks -- that way I can catch up on your trip, and I can catch you up on this whole Man thing. Let me know when you're free.
from idiot-milk :
Oh and ALSO I don't know if you'd be interested, but I was thinking maybe Friday might be a good day to go out and do stuff. I asked the Oldmaid if she was down, too, but I haven't heard yet. If not, no big thing, but I haven't been out to do stuff in a while and I'm hoping the SARS will have left my system by then. Anyhoo, that is all, little one.
from neko-carre :
(Effing g-book again!) FAB! I'm so glad you're home! I missed you! Be sure to check your snail mailbox which is bulging, I'm sure. And I also think it's great that you were out of town when Mike called! Ha, he's probably been wondering "Why hasn't she called?" Great timing!
from neko-carre :
(You might get this twice - effing guestbook!) Happy Birthday, Gemini Twin! Whut? Whut? [singing] Twenty-seee-eeee-eeee-eeee-veeeeen. [spoken] Old girl.
from rockitten :
Nope, Idiot Milk guessed it. Although I'll stay away from Key, now that you've said that. Yep, we got the directions, so we're all set. Yay!
from syncope :
"My stagnant and soul-sucking career is making me grumpu." Grumpu. I think someone has a new nickname.
from idiot-milk :
Well, mostly I just use it for my dial-up when the other computer is busy, or the mo is asleep and doesn't want anyone in the basement. AND IT'S NOT LIKE I EVEN KNOW YOUR NUMBER! SO THERE! Although I suppose I COULD just ask LESLIE, but WHATEV. As you would say. Hmph. Silly girl. And so yeah, just let me know about that one "stuff", and you're always more than welcome to my trazodone, baby.
from devilsdealer :
Love ya like the fat kid loves cake! (Thanks for the note, it was the little something I needed.)
from orgnzdanrchy :
Yeah, well, it's a good thing you didn't mean last night. Damn you, Absolut! Damn you! (I'm gonna have to get more of that shit.)
from orgnzdanrchy :
Hella yeah, we're in for the Xmas party. No way I'd pass up the chance to party with the cool kids! As for traipsing, you now have mail that will hopefully make it a less time consuming process. After all, this is a pretty big place, with lots of windows to yell at. Hope you get drunk and do weird shit soon!
from snideblonde :
Sorry, that should say "DOTH protest too much!" DOTH, not Does, d-uh.
from beatlesgyrl :
This entry about Dana brought a tear to my eye, and I'm not sentimental at all. Go forth and mend things, damnit, before I start to sob already. ;-)
from orgnzdanrchy :
Hey, I didn't find out about it til just now, so I'm obviously the biggest tard of all! lol ...And thank you, you've raised a fine young Satyr indeed. Feel free to drop by and party down with us anytime, oh Wise One.
from oldmaid :
well no, i don't *need* the validation. but it makes me feel better to have it anyway! and congratulations on being done with classes. yay!
from science-girl :
Congrats on finishing school! *thinks 'someday, that will be me'* I have about seven more years to go. Woo. Can you tell I'm excited?
from bathtubmary :
brilliant on so many levels. the hepburn captures your smarts and sass, and bettie's got the hotness. very nice. also - ava as bo! why didn't i think of that one? xo, d
from rockitten :
Skully's. Hopefully one day next week, if we can work out a night where neither of us is opening the next morning. Wanna come play with us?
from beatlesgyrl :
One of those lipsticks better be red, cause I don't look good in browns or pinks.
from rockitten :
Immense relief! A real survivor. Only 2 months and 26 days til it's over. Hopefully naughty honeymoon stories will take it's place to repay me for 9 months of wedding plans.
from oldmaid :
yes, that was me. and i saw you, too, and told myself pretty much the same thing - that i would say hello after making sure it was you! except then i never made it to the mustard's reunion. but now that i know what you look like, i won't have any excuses not to introduce myself next time!
from rockitten :
Aye. I really should come and read your words of wisdom BEFORE the next morning. *makes mental note*
from rockitten :
Hah! I totally thought of Neko after I bought it.
from oldmaid :
not only will i be at the mustard's reunion, i'll be at the concrete blond show, too! keep an eye out for me!
from ravynemyst :
Good luck on getting your paper written and have an awesome weekend!
from ravynemyst :
Found your site via a comment you made on pandionna's site/ LOVE the layout! Sounds like you are having a lovely time enjoying the spring weather. Good look on the paper..i always perform better under pressure myself ::grins::
from oldmaid :
you were at outland last night? i was at outland last night, too! missed you again!
from pandionna :
I think signmyguestbook is having problems, so I'll leave a note instead. You'll make no enemy here with your stance on population. I used to be an ardent supporter of Zero Population Growth until they sold out. I don't think anyone has a right to do more than replace themselves, which means two kids per set of parents. No, the Jones family has no more right to this planet than the Smiths. Time for people to wake up, the earth is not an infinite "resource." I could go on all day about overpopulation.
from winkgirl4 :
BTM says to share a good thought with you so here it is: Is there really anything better than running into people who overlooked you in your awkward years and yearn for you when you finally stumble out of them?
from winkgirl4 :
You know what we need? We need a National Pregnancy Aptitude Test. We need to be able to evaluate if people can (or should) have children and, based on certain criteria, we could determine that, if they are approved to have children, how many they should have. "You want to have children? Oh, sorry, looks like you're too stupid to have children. Go study some more and get back to us. Can have you bringing our national average down." Oh and thanks for the comments on my cunty sister. Man, did I take some heat for that one? Call one person a cunt and everyone gets all up in arms. Sheesh.
from beatlesgyrl :
Your *platform* has not made an enemy out of me. I agree.
from science-girl :
I'd be pissed about not being able to graduate when I wanted, too! Unfortunately, though, I have about 6 years left before I graduate, so I'm going to have to get used to being patient. Good luck!
from zeroreverb7 :
hey..thanks for adding me..and I'd say something like..Hang in there or Buck Up Little Camper..but hell with it have a few good drinks...and it will be august before you know it..Peace
from captvfirefly :
Damnit, in the guestbook message I just left for you, I meant to type my profile name is "firefly41974" NOT "firefly41074". Just wanted to clarify (stupid keyboard)
from beatlesgyrl :
Mr. Saturday Night sounds like a good name to me. It kind of evokes the imagery of sequins and top hats. For some reason, that excites me. Really, it does.
from rockitten :
Teh. We are. I couldn't stand watching all you D-landers have fun without me ANY MORE.
from rdhdprincess :
Ahhhh...reveling in solitude is the best! That's one thing I miss since getting married!
from gurlesque :
Hey, thanks for the note, and the wave! You know, NEKO picked the masturbation machine! I think she has one at home in her closet! Yeah, I am a little jealous! C
from bathtubmary :
i forgot to e-mail all the vegas crew that i was totally feeling the pork love the other night in the form of real bacon bits. mmm, porky. and holy shit, your thesis is due? how amazing will that be to get that off your chest. let me know when it's in so i can celebrate for you. good luck with handling the new boy. that's what you get for being so hott! xoxo, d
from seastreet :
What's all the acrimony over Dennis Miller these days about? We don't get Miller news here, alas. :)
from beatlesgyrl :
Damn you! I'm now addicted to that game. It's 4:20 a.m. This is ridiculous -- you know I have things to do in a few hours. ;-)
from orgnzdanrchy :
Fuck that. If he's getting some from my wife, he's taking US out!
from beatlesgyrl :
The mystery is: every number you will come up with is a multiple of nine (9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, etc., if you do your math right). Every time you reload it, the symbols change. I'd like to meet the crazy fool who invented that shiznit.
from seastreet :
I always wondered if that approach actually worked. Thankfully, I never tried to find out the embarassing way, and now I know.
from beatlesgyrl :
Way to keep your cool with the drooler. How inappropriate. It's surprising he didn't take it upon himself to reach inside and grab your ass.
from oldmaid :
oh! sorry i missed you on thursday! i spent a large part of the evening on the balcony playing pool, so i was kind of hiding. i guess there's always next week!
from beatlesgyrl :
Be comforted in mutual misery. I'm working this weekend, too. Grrr.
from rdhdprincess :
Bitch, you have the best clothes. And a flat stomach? I must hate you now :)
from idiot-milk :
I am a total mongoloid dink. I don't know if you even pay attention to the links people post in the guestbook, but I just PUT THE WRONG ONE. I am such a mong. Anyway. That is all. Carry on.
from lil-kitteigh :
http://lil-kitteigh.diaryland.com/private/ username-kitteigh password-kat
from orgnzdanrchy :
Perhaps I just advertise my intentions more clearly. Heh. See, there are SOME advantages to hanging out with married folk... ;^)
from beatlesgyrl :
Scantily clad women? Free drinks? Tiger litter cage? That sounds like a dream I had once. The only thing missing is the mechanical bull.
from oldmaid :
i'd be happy to keep you updated on any volunteer opportunities that come up, though the organizers said there might not be much going on until closer to election time. we shall see...
from beatlesgyrl :
That magazine is so choice. "You know you're a drunkard when ... You’re kept awake at night by the sound of your liver crying." Bwah-ha-ha-ha!
from ayudar :
fortunately it's been slightly easier for non-gold members to post entries lately, so i am going to keep posting for the time being. but if there's a lengthy gap without, you can always check the blog.
from seastreet :
For some reason I can't see your diary at the moment. I get a little graphic, a sitemeter, and no text. Maybe it's just my browser.
from neko-carre :
Did you hear? Bo did blow! Hahahahaha! Now *I* wanna do it [whine]! (Sorry, Bo, I just had to go skipping off to Red who's like, the Snow Matriarch. Hee hee.)
from soverycherry :
I'm not sorry. If I have to suffer, I want everybody to suffer. Suffer the wrath of Barry Manilow, that is! HA HA!
from orgnzdanrchy :
Actually leaving anonymous notes in other people's mailboxes is a Federal offense...heh
from jezolina :
Track-suit wearers reminds me of The Royal Tenenbaums. Hah!
from libraryvamp :
you must fill me in on your vegas plans! when you go, you must eat at quark's in the hilton. get the big drink in a fishbowl with dry ice. it's fantabulous. and go to the psychic eye!!! aaah! it's the bestest!
from jezolina :
I have one word for wednesday. Conjunctivitis. Just have someone sock you in each eye for the next class so that they're all red and stuff. You'll be all set dude! Good luck.
from sarafem :
Sara (Castellano) is back. Come see me.
from devilsdealer :
Hey you. Thanks for checking the new diary out. The old one was wickedvirtue, but I cleaned it out after a bad break-up, so other than my last entry, there's nothing more to see. But you're a great read, so I thought I'd stick around for a bit. :)
from orgnzdanrchy :
Absinthe? Yeesh! That'd be the last thing I'd need. Yet another thing that could make me go blind.
from ayudar :
hey red, this is dru. i locked up the old diary because today i found out gossip was being spread and controversy stirred up around my town by this homo who had started reading it and figured out who I was. i did it as much to protect the privacy of certain others as for my own sake. leave me a note at the new diary though! it's naked right now! PS i need to find a template, if you know any good designers send me a link.
from jezolina :
OH! I hope you guys have loads FUN!
from bbbrett :
Now, in all fairness, I don't find myself all that attractive. Very plain and average. If I had a way to put pictures up, I would. If I had one to send, I would. I'm gonna end up buying a disposable camera and mailing pictures out to everyone just so they can see for themselves. I think I look kinda like Anthony Edwards with a full head of hair. Does that sound attractive?
from heartshaped :
wonderful layout. <3
from jezolina :
YAY! Snowshoes!
from exhaust :
It is.
from idiot-milk :
heh. Oddly enough? Despite the difficulty of the undertaking, it was one goddamn tasty turkey. Granted, we didn't eat until nearly eleven because of it taking SO GODDAMN LONG TO FIND ALL THE EQUPIMENT. And because WE'RE MORONS WHO DON'T READ DIRECTIONS. And we were all so thoroughly lit by that time, it could have tasted like cardboard and we would have liked it. But still. Anyway. I'm sure we'll do it again sometime. And the NEXT time it will go off without a hitch, by god. Or not. Because things never ever do where I'm concerned. I'm rambling. I've been drinking a little. Just, you know, medicinally for to keep warm while building the world's GREATEST snowfort. But, so, yeah. I can't remember if I even had a point in starting this. Erm. Okay. Smooches, little one.
from raven72d :
I do enjoy dropping by here... I'm arriving in the middle of the party, but the entries are a delight.
from castellano :
LMAO...*I* am not a born-again...oh Jesus no. The quasi-boyfriend is. It hasn't affected the sex luckily. I swear I will be back online soon. I had to lock my diary because an evil person found it and I'm working on changing it over. It'll be ready soon. Miss you.
from bbbrett :
As cool as me? Aren't you settin' the bar a little on the low side? If you haven't been reading, I haven't had a real date in just over six months. We'll debate "cool" later. What part of Ohio are you from? I should hope that it's near me so that you can understand just what the hell it is that I like to ramble on about that much better.
from idiot-milk :
Dude, yes. You should absolutely bust him. I mean, he'll totally deny it. He'll probably say something like he's never talked to me before in his whole life and stuff. BUT DON'T BELIEVE HIM! LIES, ALL LIES!! HE MUST BE STOPPED!
from idiot-milk :
Well, I...I...I didn't want to have to tell you this, because I know you guys hang out, but I suppose I should tell you. You know, as a friend. It's, well, it's...this is so hard...well...it's...IT'S THAT WOODERSON CREEP!! Man, can that boy fake an English accent. I'm telling the world, by god. So no one else falls prey to his evil ways. It's for his own good. And the good of the children.
from neko-carre :
P.S.S. (or is it P.P.S? I don't know P.S.'s) I saved that bottom pic of you on my hard drive cuz I like it so much! Plus I want to show Dave. And I've already got the other one. You luscious kitten, you!
from neko-carre :
AND lamp! I have that same black lamp! HA!
from heartracer :
i wasn't allowed to sign the guestbook again this fast. stupid. what i tried to say was... oh, my darling red-wine. you are my balm too. truely. i wish with my whole heart i was there already. the boy and i spoke this morning about how terrible this is. i think we'll both lose our minds if we have to live like this much longer. it's sore and frustrating. i hate money, and i'm scared. he says he'll work it all out and we'll make this happen. i love you, red. xoxox.
from orgnzdanrchy :
Oh yeah, I know what you're saying...cranky dykes are HOT!
from neko-carre :
Just filled out your survey. Some of them have the number before the answer - disregard. I was writing in Word and I didn't remove some of the numbers when I copied & pasted. Dur.
from pandionna :
Eek, having trouble with your guestbook. If you get 14 messages saying, "Men, can't live with'em, can't shoot'em and leave'em for dead in a ditch," 'twould be me.
from oldmaid :
that's *awful*. no one has the right to touch you without your permission. no one. ever. it doesn't matter what you may or may not have done with the person before, whether he's your friend or your boyfriend or anyone else. being drunk is no excuse, and him saying you led him on is no excuse, either. sneaking into your home in the middle of the night and climbing into bed with you, uninvited, unexpected, *unwanted* is not okay. it's scary and invasive. and while he may probably meant no harm, he needs to know that it's unacceptable. and sorry if i sound bitchy; i have issues with this sort of thing.
from idiot-milk :
I am sorry, but SignMyGuestbook is an evil, evil hooker. I tried to sign it again and it told me I couldn't because it was too soon. I HATE YOU, STUPID SIGNMYGUESTBOOK. Anyway. Gimme yer number again when you've got a moment. Either questionable_milk@msn.com or chubbulux@yahoo.com. I check both with reasonable regularity. And sometimes the msn one is an asshole. Hence both addresses. Anyway. Be good. That is all. Carry on.
from orgnzdanrchy :
You're welcome. You were pretty spectacular yourself...heh (See where cryptic messages get you?)
from orgnzdanrchy :
Holy Shit. I'm finally caught up with your life! Just thought you'd like to know. Damn my careful(slow) reading.
from orgnzdanrchy :
Dude, you're still not there! (I just called you dude, 'cause you started it.)
from alswelinhell :
you're awesome girl. aye aye sir.
from orgnzdanrchy :
Send me an e-mail and maybe I'll send it... 8^P ...BTW, did you know your last entry was your 400th? Go you!
from idiot-milk :
HOORAY! MY ASS IS SAVED! Oh, and could you bring some Tang, too? I'm terribly parched. Thanks!
from neko-carre :
However, it DOES occur to me how odd it is to say that I'm hesitant to meet someone whom I haven't gotten to know well enough online first - as opposed to just MEETING someone new for the first time. What, is that like a requirement for me now? It's weird how D-land changes your social views. 'Course, there is the matter of a personal diary involved here - I think that's the only reason it's any different. Am I making *any* sense?
from idiot-milk :
You should totally come, you know. Not that it's anything other than silly and potentially dorky. But still. There will be booze. Which, in my humble opinion, is nice.
from orgnzdanrchy :
Yeah, so where IS your library? 8^P If I knew, I just might! And I pay my fines happily...at least til I get the hairy eyeball. Heh.
from orgnzdanrchy :
Regarding 6-6-02: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (See, told ya!)
from orgnzdanrchy :
regarding 6-4-02 (yes, I'm still way down there...but I'll comment like it's all news to me, 'cause it is): I also find nothing wrong with getting drunk alone. In fact, sometimes it's preferable, because if you do something stupid while drunk, there'll be no one to make fun of you for it later. Hehe...yeah, who'da thunk I'd have THAT opinion?
from orgnzdanrchy :
Ha! Still digging through your archives and I'm at 5/4/02...specifically the names that should be stricken thing. Savannah. When I was a freshman in high school, a girl in my class caught a case of the preggers. When she found out it was going to be a girl, she named it Savannah...her reasoning? So that she and her daughter could have the same initials! And THAT'S why 14 year olds should not have children. ...Side note, I suggested Salem, if she insisted on the initial thing (and the city thing, apparently), but was vetoed. Now, if I ever have a daughter, that will be her name.
from orgnzdanrchy :
And I must say, I'm more than retail bitching. But, really, IS there more to life than retail bitching? A question that has spawned furious debate amongst retail philosophers for centuries...
from orgnzdanrchy :
I've just started reading so I'm commenting on, like, the third entry or so, but I must say, you don't HAVE to be 19 and in a frat to enjoy sleeping with drunk girls. That is all.
from neko-carre :
(ARGH! Freakin g-book. "You can't sign again this fast" when I didn't even sign once today!) Anyway, I said this: Ah, revenge. I must say, I spent a good portion of my breakup recovery years plotting against my [married] ex. I could've fucked things up for him and his already failing marriage pretty good. But in the end, the fantasy of it was enough. You have to think, how would this benefit you? I *know* you... you'd end up feeling bad. And then you'd have guilt ON TOP of your anger. Not a good recipe, my friend. Oh, and Bo is right. I can probably help you with your electronic gizmos. I impressed Dave by hooking the t.v. up to the DVD *and* the VCR so that we don't have to switch plugs each time we wanted to watch one or the other. (Yeah. I'm good.)
from neko-carre :
Hi-yee and Damn. I realized that in your G-book (which wouldn't let me sign twice, fucker) it sounds like I think *today* is New Year's eve, but what I meant was you could stay for a few days and spend New Year's eve with me. There'd be LOTS of people to kiss!
from neko-carre :
Question: Does the image on the right show on your entire screen, or do you have to scroll to see the whole thing? If so, I can try to change that. Just let me know what you see (it's different per computer).
from warped-one :
Since it won't let me sign gbook yet, I'll put this here: You can ask augustcrows to send you the picture (bettiea.jpg) and then you upload it to YOUR site. Then you just have to go to "change template" and then to 'how current entries look' and 'how older entries look' and change where it says 'augustcrows' to red-wine. It's only in two spots right by each other. I don't think it's possible to password protect only certain parts of diaryland accounts, so this is the only way. Good luck!
from neko-carre :
Awwwwwwwww! I just read what you wrote about me in your favorite entries page. You are soooooooo sweet! I simply adore you. Let's make plans!
from elateddream :
Red wine is nice. Yes.
from faceplant :
or you can read me at www.xanga.com/blowingupyourmind
from faceplant :
I don't update anymore :( I moved to live journal. If you have an account there and want to be on my friends list shoot me an email at blowingupyourmind@yahoo.com
from alswelinhell :
small small world.little rose bed. <3
from be-u-tea :
<3redwine<3"did you know that tuna fish float up to the surface,belly to the moon like just to cool their hearts down,cause it helps them to forget about the hurtful things,i guess it's just some sort of sedation"...
from girl-written :
ugh. guestbook is not working. i love you so so much. all i do is cry, stay up all night drinking and smoking... it's exhausting i hope to get over there as soon as possible now. i don't want to stay so close if i am not with him. too close to home, if you know what i mean... need to get far away to heal. it would be amazing to see you and all that. wow. ineloquent: name=ineloquent pass=delirious. (perhaps delete this note just to be safe.) i don't think i have posted anything there since yesterday but anyway. thank you for being my friend. i love you something crazy.
from girl-written :
i tried to chat with you on aim. no luck. oh well, love you. take care. xx
from neko-carre :
Hello?? Details! Now that I won't be taking any more of the single girl road trips that I LOVED, I must live vicariously through you. ;) (G-book was down.)
from emobeatdownx :
No, there exist no naughty side effects. Except of course, the obligatory fat on my ass. Cheers. oxo
from oldmaid :
i have to say that i really enjoy reading your diary (and have been doing just that all morning). you lead an interesting life!
from kbubba :
Hey I think you should tell Mike how you truely feel, I know you don't want to loose him, but let him know, also put in that you don't want to loose him, it's better to tell and let your feelings out rather than hold them in, who knows he might have the same feelings, if not i know it'll hurt but it'll only hurt for a little bit and you'll get stronger.... peace girly
from kbubba :
Hey I just wanted to leave you a note to see if you were able to put your pics in your briefcase yet, cause if you did can i see them? Leave me a note i guess
from drufus :
dude, i'm sorry... I didn't even know you knew who I was. if i get down there again i will definitely try to get in touch. we had a wicked fun weekend. I figure more DLand people=even more fun!
from librarians :
Seems our new banner is not working out so we went back to the old one. Just replace the old HTML code with this on if you still want it: <CENTER><a><img src="http://angelfire.gifworks.com/queue/LIBRARY1_19364.GIF"></a><P></P> Sorry about all the trouble!!
from librarians :
Hi!! Here is the HTML information on the new banner: <center> <a> <a href="http://librarians.diaryland.com"><img src= "http://angelfire.gifworks.com/queue/fdkwZh_22484.gif"> Just copy that like you would quiz results, go to change your template, click on the first option, paste the HTML information where you want it on your page! Thats it!! Good luck and leave a note if you need any help!!
from sexisfun :
hey. my new diary is http://itsbeenreal.diaryland.com. thanks.
from librarians :
Thanks for wanting the banner!! Right now I am in the process of making a better banner (an animated one) and as soon as I get it done I will send you the instructions on how to use it. I can't right now because I am at work fooling around and my boss is coming back!! Thanks again!! Shannon
from oldflame :
Thanks for the note. I am trying to be strong for her (my daughter). We as parents do all we can to make sure that our children are loved and in a safe environment. I am doing my best to be strong and make this rotten situation a complete turn around to a good situation for both she and I. If that means leaving my husband, then so be it.
from reddirtgirl :
I too am having the bang dilemma! I feel kind of wussy about it, though, because I already look 15 and I think bangs might make it worse. If you get them, let me know how it works out. Also--I can't believe there's a Louise Brooks webring! Also--I like your diary. Yay for the Library Ladies!
from libraryvamp :
one of my best friends is going to start library school at kent! she lives in columbus. you would love her. and vice versa. i will be letting you know if florida libraries are better than arizona (though i suspect most prison libraries are better than arizona libraries)
from kbubba :
Hi, I dunno if you read my diary, but i had to lock it for other reasons, If you care to still read my diary leave a note with your e-mail address and i'll send you the password so you can still read my diary..
from shannonwills :
Just realized I wrote your message from my personal diary...so sorry!! The last message was from "Librarians".
from shannonwills :
I just got around to checking the notes on our librarians diary and I wanted to say thanks for reading. I kind of ripped the sign off of the Laughing Librarians website....:) Check out that site if you have not already...its hilarious. Also, I enjoy reading your diary when you update. Check out Mine and Jess's at shannonwills and izzardgirl. Its nice to see we are not the only "wild librarians" out there!!
from gelmouse :
Uhh, sorry about that entry talking my friend in the mental hospital is starting to make me insane. I'm not really that bitter...I swear! Thank you for your note. I hope you saw my new super bad-ass profile, as it will probably only continue to be there as long as I am not sleeping at all and am imagining myself as a leather-dyke. Birthdays can actually last for up to 3 months when you are turning 23. It says so it the Koran.
from oldflame :
Hey girlfriend--- I kind of envy you for doing the "dirty deed" on your husband. I really think about it and want to, but I just can't get up the nerve. I fantasize about it all day sometimes, just not enough nerve to do it. You go girl, You "cat" you. Take Care and thanks for the words.
from unemployed :
i do miss my andy a little.. but i will probably revive a new warholian sort of site eventually. i just want something image-less that won't interfere with the pictures that i seem to post often (for lack of any real current content, shh). eventually, i'll bring some warhol back :)
from grouchokitty :
Oh, never mind. Cyber-cat is mostly losers who didn't read the ring description. By the way, I'm Groucho, el cato diablo of Qkari. Mow.
from qkari :
Skye! There's a whole ring of cat diaries! It's called cyber-cats. Sweeeeeeet! (Groucho Kitty will soon be a member.)
from qkari :
Phat, Fat - heck I dunno. I checked on the Internet prior to writing it that way and it came up with Phat, but they could be spelling it wrong too. At least it's closer to what I was originally going to spell it which was Chqxzow Young Pzha#t [snort]. And what was that about 1997? Anyway - did you ever get that e-card? I sent it again, but I think that service is cur-llap.
from qkari :
"Your kidney/My kidney"??? GAA HAAA HAAAAA!
from srch-n-dstry :
Do as the prompt tells you to do and remember: Search And Destroy. http://members.diaryland.com/edit/addpub.phtml?user=srch-n-dstry
from qkari :
I kick! And I stretch! And kick - Aaaaaaaaaaaaah'm FIFTY! HA HA HA!
from qkari :
Panic /pan’ik/ n. The surge of adrenaline that occurs when you realize you’ve slept in until the extremely, absolute LAST minute and that you need to GETUPNOW! Happens to me too.
from kats :
library freaks united against stupidity! *yah* (anything I can do to make yer day, just let me know)
from qkari :
Wow, library memories. We didn't have the Internet at my library when I quit back in '95 so the biggest newsmaker was Madonna's "Sex" book. It was such a big ordeal that you had to check it out from the Reference Desk and read it in the library (we only had one copy). The first copy was slashed by some bible-thumping frigid bitch. A new one was purchased - and lasted maybe three months before "mysteriously" disapperaing. They decided not to buy another one. I think it was out of print soon after too. Grrrrrr....
from unemployed :
the doll is so fun to play with. honestly, when we're bored, we just squish her face around. instant fun!
from bolashley :
Thank you so much for the words of encouragement, unfortunately I just didn't have the spine I thought I did. I did however stuff myself with tasty things and did get some disapproving looks from some anorexic types. So, heah, I accomplished at least one thing!
from qkari :
Dave thanks you for the compliment. But he wanted me to tell you that the thing that really pissed him off was having to view an unwashed, homeless cock urinating on the ground. (Those are Dave's words, thankyouverymuch.) He washed his hands thoroughly after. Let's hope Mr. Bum did too.
from qkari :
Wow...[looking at Skye with awe and fascination] Your life is so...complex! And here you were with a disclaimer saying that it would be all boring and stuff - and here I am, glued to the page. Yow!
from virginmary :
it's better than support hose and all that, trust me. but some days.... makes me want to scream! still, i wouldn't have done a thing differently in my career thus far. carry on, my fellow library-traveler!
from qkari :
Oh good! I'm glad that you like my new layout and that you were able to see the photo. Cuz apparently some browsers can't view it. It's boisterously entertaining, innit? Did you see the weird long fingers on the banana?? Eek! Anyway, it's always good to hear from you. I get all excited when you update.
from qkari :
Oh ho! That sounds suspiciously like a - dare I say the word? - BOYFRIEND, to moi.
from bolashley :
Yeah!!!!! We drunks are taking over D-Land!!! Wahooo! I'm having a special glass just for you tonight. Then on to the rest of the bottle, you know, just 'cuz. What would a Thursday night be without it?
from qkari :
Oooh! I love your Cleo quote! Power, passion and vulnerability all rolled into one.
from qkari :
BRAVO!!! There you go again, saying things that I only think but don't have the balls to verbalize. Screw 'em all who cover their mouths in shock. You see through all the bullshit. AMEN, sister!!
from qkari :
It has been my experience that anger and anxiety over a broken relationship produces the greatest motivation for exercise. Hidden good things.
from virginmary :
thanks for joining the libraryfolk ring!
from qkari :
Skye, just keep telling yourself - "I'm on Step 3 of my 12-Step program." You're not drowning your sorrows; you're just teaching them how to swim. HA!
from daemore :
Come to me, come to hell
from daemore :
Red Wine? Come to me, come to hell

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