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from stepfordtart :
Until last month I also worked at the same school as my kids - an easy ten minute stroll away. Now both are at the fancy schmancy private school (Yay! Bursary Programme!) I face an hour long round-trip twice a day on the most horrific stretch of motorway, passing my school to get to theirs. Aaarrgh. s x
from stepfordtart :
squeee! You updated! I always feel kinda jealous of Buddhists - Im pretty sure Im just too mean a person to carry that one off, the serene little fuckers. s x Ps 'Bitch Whisperer'? How so? As I recall, you offspring is about the same age as mine so Im kinda intrigued.
from stepfordtart :
Totally worth every penny to be able to huff morning breath on another human being. I hope you'll also occasionally eke out a little fart and then deny it was you in a self-righteous way. Much yayness on the new abode. s x
from stepfordtart :
I have a 14ager too! Sadly, she can never be sated with pizza and games. You are truly blessed. s x
from stepfordtart :
Merry Birthday, young 'un! s xxxx
from stepfordtart :
"An honor. She's, like, famous and stuff". I am? WOAH! I better start brushing my hair and looking less like a baglady , then! Heehee! Thanks for the add (and the kind words!). s x
from marn :
Noooooooo. Not the begonias! I've obsessed far too much over them to have them rubbed out. Although, I will tell them that they've been threatened ... if cajoling doesn't work, perhaps threats will :)
from soapboxdiner :
haha! How awesome is THAT, right?
from alienamiss :
Mmm.. Hotel California!
from soapboxdiner :
Thank you very much, Christy!!! I'm excited!
from follyblane :
Congratulations on the promotion! And thinking, what the f did I get myself into? is TOTALLY and COMPLETELY normal. I do that most days and almost nobody suspects.
from follyblane :
Uh oh. I hope your 2/12/10 post was not because of your annual review. Your mural looks fantastic, by the way.
from skinny--girl :
I hope you ended up having a good Christmas after all. Now it's on to a happy new year!
from jimbostaxi :
Mel Brooks was great I loved blazing saddles :>) hope you and D00d have a great Thanksgiving.
from singledadguy :
What do I win if I am moderate?
from jimbostaxi :
That's a great show idea :>) pitch it to the suits at the networks your show might be the next big hit!!
from singledadguy :
Its not panic or fear SBD - its all about the frustration. Relationships are made up of three things. The tiny frustrations and the big frustrations and the "Romance Glue". The romance glue is what holds everything together - its all about love and caring and the looks at each other when a special song comes on, or you get that perfect gift for someone - even the post-coital moments are part of the glue. Its the glue that holds it all together for the other two things. The tiny frustrations are the things you dont talk about day to day like "you forgot to put the cap back on the toothpaste" or "you should have turned left there not right". Those are the things most people dont comment about and they build up inside until a BIG frustration comes along like "OMG I cant believe you quit your job without telling me" or "YOU BASTARD! You slept with a nother woman" or "I cant believe you bought 30 pairs of shoes!". The big ones get magnafied by the little ones, and everything comes spilling out. Depending on the person, and how they manage their emotions, this can be absolutely the most posinous moment of their life, or it can be a moment that makes you a stronger person. Sometimes even both. There is only one fix for both types of frustrations. Good communication. Being able to talk openly about issues big or small is the only way relationships survive. If you cant tell him he left the cap off the toothpaste, or that his mother left the cap off the toothpaste, then how do you think things will go when you tell him you bought 30 pairs of shoes (or something of an equivalent nature). Regardless of how wonderfull your glue is now, Do you think your glue is Elmer's? Or something more lasting? Something that will stand up to the raw emotion of a "Bigger" frustration?
from jimbostaxi :
:>) your latest entry made me LOL
from artgnome :
kudos for standing your ground. I for one will not go near a guy with mommy issues ever again. I'm hoping the next in my life will have the perfect mom - deceased.
from singledadguy :
Hey...so send me an email at single_dad_guy@hotmail.com I have a long one for you :D (nooo not THAT long one :P )
from skinny--girl :
I hope Dood soon sees what you see. You deserve to be queen of your castle!
from singledadguy :
<font size=humungo giant lettering to emphasize agreement and emotional support> RIGHT ON! </font>
from jimbostaxi :
Thanks for the bday note :>)
from singledadguy :
Right-click the internet explorer icon and select properties. Click on the button clear history, then click on the button delete files. DONT click the one that says "Delete Cookies". That way all the websites with passwords you go to are saved, everything else is gone. =)
from jimbostaxi :
At my job the owners are quick to hang someone based solely on there association. I've been here 5 years and ive worked hard to gain their trust so when they tell me stuff in confidence or voice their dislike for someone I make sure I keep my distance. Lifes hard enough why make it any harder.
from skinny--girl :
Two years is not so bad!
from skinny--girl :
Thanks for the note. :) The plant thing would make me crazy. How is it that Dood still lives with her anyway? I'll never get that. I was ready to leave at, like, 16. My sister, on the other hand, is now 25 and still happily living at home. I just don't get it at all. Maybe you could start buying cheap, sleazy bras and panties and leaving them in random spots in *her* house.
from singledadguy :
Nope... the best band in the world at the moment is "Storm Large and the Balls" -Find their video "8 Miles Wide" on You Tube. :D Laughed my ass off! PS - Dont view it at work, or, if you do, wear head phones.
from jimbostaxi :
In all honesty its too crazy out here and I've acccepted a job in the office to regain my sanity. Hopefully now I will have time to read a book at the beach and look at the waves soon. Thanks for the note :>)
from jimbostaxi :
Could it be that Mr.t wants to maintain the staus quo because he doesn't want you to achieve more success than him. Even though he might not admit to that it may be lurking below the surface. Just an opinion ;>)
from wafflehead :
Hey, thanks! =) I AM pretty awesome, huh? (And also, incredibly humble)
from jimbostaxi :
Thanks for the note and adding me :>)
from boxx9000 :
WhEeee! That is just the *bestest* news I've heard all day. CONGRATULATIONS. Isn't it amazing how everything seems to work itself out and fall into place when we just let go and trust. I am soOooooO happy for you. You deserve to be happy. Keep us updated. I love to hear about things working out.
from follyblane :
I worked as a technical writer in downtown Seattle for 3 years. Craigslist (http://seattle.craigslist.org/wri/) was a great resource for jobs. You might also join Society for Technical Communicators (http://www.stc.org/) for networking and their job board. For classes I highly recommend Bellevue Community College Continuing Ed Program. They have a Technical Communication Certificate (http://www.conted.bcc.ctc.edu/business/techcomm) I thoroughly enjoyed their classes, and most you can take at night or on weekends for around $200 each. My web site is follyb.blogspot.com -- my contact info is there if you have questions. Good to see you posting regularly these days!
from boxx9000 :
congratulations on making the decision to go back to school. Good luck with your job change, too. It all works out in the end somehow, it always does. PICTURES please of your new hairdo.
from singledadguy :
Actually... you probably want DataBase design. My brother has a degree in Tech Writing and has been out of work for a year and half. The field is lying about growth. Data Base design will make you a CRAP ton of money :D (in my opinion). Just a suggestion.
from jimbostaxi :
Sounds like you have it all planned out good luck :>)
from boxx9000 :
HOORAY, you're back!!! I wanted to let you know I bought a new book, "A Whole New Mind" (why right brainers will rule the future) I can't wait to read it! Thanks for recommending it.
from jimbostaxi :
The economy sucks and most of my friends who work in diners hate their jobs but they hold onto them because they don't have anything better. If you have something to jump into go for it don't worry about what to tell your friend/boss. If she really is your friend then she will be happy to see you land something better.
from boxx9000 :
It's been awhile, is everything OK?
from singledadguy :
Good luck SBD :) She being your friend though, I would approach her as a friend about your "burned-out"-ness. Maybe she can help you make some changes job-wise that will make things better. And if she cant, you will feel less like your abandoning ship. :)
from boxx9000 :
I wish you LUCK (and Peace, Love, Health, & Happiness, too) I'm changing jobs this year. I wasn't going to tell my current employer until I knew for sure I would leave, but they found out anyway. It is best to just be honest and upfront. Good Luck on your new adventure, I'm glad you had a nice vacation.
from skinny--girl :
Ah, vacation, looks wonderful! I love that pic of you - the first one - what a coy look you're giving Dood!
from singledadguy :
If it were easy and interesting and fun, it wouldnt be called work :D
from boxx9000 :
OH NO, that's terrible about your car and the lady that dented it. (((hugs))) Summer school? Our district cut all summer school because California is out of $$$.
from boxx9000 :
Can you get d00d to go to counseling? He has some issues he needs to work thru regarding his mother. How is your son feeling about all of this? I know you made the right decision. It's d00d's move now to make things *right.* It all works out in the end somehow, it always does. (((hugs)))
from skinny--girl :
Awwww -- so sorry hun. At least this is all coming out now, and not say, the day after you moved in... I hope you can work something out that is exciting and looking forward to u and dood's shared future, something that doesn't involve the daily pity party of others.
from skinny--girl :
Awwww -- so sorry hun. At least this is all coming out now, and not say, the day after you moved in... I hope you can work something out that is exciting and looking forward to u and dood's shared future, something that doesn't involve the daily pity party of others.
from singledadguy :
aww... :( im sorry.
from boxx9000 :
((((hugs)))
from boxx9000 :
You DESERVE to be happy. Do not settle for anything less. You know what the answer is. Listen to your heart.
from skinny--girl :
Your kiddo is too cute!
from skinny--girl :
Your kiddo is too cute!
from boxx9000 :
BOTH women are wearing blue & grey in the 3rd from the bottom pic. Which one is you?
from boxx9000 :
He got a Wii??? (said with a whiney voice because *I* want one!!!!!! Is that YOU in the brown top? It's always nice to put a face with the diary. Thanks for sharing. NEXT year I'll be TEACHING middle school age. (shudder)
from skinny--girl :
Hey girl! Thanks for the book recommendation. It must be popular still, I put it on hold at the library and I'm like 5th in line. I may just have to order it, or get lucky at Half Price books, my favorite store. I feel bad for your situation with MOOd and DOOd. B and I went through a kind of similar thing when we first decided to live together. His dad had gone through a separation and was driving B's sister crazy, so came to live with us. Not quite the romantic first year living together we'd imagined! It's hard to share a place when you're trying to make a home and a life. Hopefully she'll come around. :)
from boxx9000 :
(((hugs))) I'm so sorry. Your move should be exciting, a new beginning fora new life together as a couple. Is it your future mother-in-law that is being so unwelcoming? I suppose she has control issues. Kill her with kindness, you'll wear her down eventually. My heart breaks for you, my in-laws have never accepted me after nearly 30 years. I say I don't care, but their behavior it is hurtful. It's really up to D00d to tell his Mom that she is expected to treat you with respect. Any chance of getting a place of your own without the Mom? (((hugs)))
from skinny--girl :
Thanks for the lovely note :) It made me smile. As for the homework problem, I've posted it at my site. It's LONG, and maybe overwhelming, but it will work.
from boxx9000 :
The homework needs to be your son's responsibility. Tell the teacher you're concerned and supportive. Bottom line is always CONSEQUENCES. Your son needs to feel he has choices. He will have to pay to play.
from skinny--girl :
Hi hun! I'm back, and excited to catch up on your diary. Lo and behold the homework curse. I have a fool proof plan for beating the homework problem. It's a lot of time and energy, but it will work. (I sound like a spam email now). If you want the plan, note me and I'll post it on my site. If you want to know where it came from, you'll laugh - I work with juvenile delinquents. :)
from singledadguy :
Welcome to my world. =\ Only, mine is now 3 years past yours, and STILL the same. The only difference is he *is* ADHD. There ... are... days. =| where, seriously? grrrr.... SO! How about some virtual compost/mulch - (*&)(*^^&*(*&*$%^&$$. Hows that? :D
from boxx9000 :
YIKES! I'm glad you are on top of it. I send home progress reports every week for my students so there are not any surprises. They also have a daily *planner* that must be filled out every day and signed by a parent every week. You're a good parent. Way too many parents don't seem to care if their kids do the work or not. Kids lie. I tell the parents there is homework EVERY night and if the kid says they already did it then they have to show it and prove it done. I assign very little homework, but I do assign nightly work and I expect it to be completed. (write their spelling words one time, read for 30 minutes, & one page of math) This school year is almost over, I hope next year is a better year for your son.
from lavender26 :
hello. ^_^ do you know how to change a diary to a weblog diary? ^_^
from boxx9000 :
Year ONE (traditional anniversary) is PAPER. money??? hehehehe.
from boxx9000 :
Sending Happy Easter vibes your way. Hopefully, that ring will be in your Easter basket. hehehe. Peace, Love, HEALTH, and Happiness. ~BoXx
from boxx9000 :
Happy Almost Birthday and Happy almost Anniversary!
from myramains :
Thanks so much for your note. Despite my vinegar-spewing, I DO have hope that you're right; that he's out there somewhere, miraculously divorced (but not because he's crazy or abusive), uninterested in more children (but ready to love mine), well-heeled (or at least driven), spiritually sound and determined to love me and all my cute little faults. lol....again, Thank you. Appreciated.
from boxx9000 :
I LOVE YOU!!!!!! Thanks for your kind =note. If you want a post card from MEXICO... please send me your snail mail addy to MzBee2008@yahoo.com ((((hugs))))
from theshivers :
thank you - i just may take you up on that offer!
from skinny--girl :
Sounds like you're having a lovely day!
from skinny--girl :
thank you thank you for your lovely note. it was somehow just what i needed to hear.
from singledadguy :
Also... you chould be aware that MS Access doesnt like databases with more than 60,000 records. Really 40k is the top you want to manage, but, 60 or so will be viable without crashing. Any more than that and you need to transfer the database to Oracle or SQL.
from singledadguy :
Yes, it can. Eventually, you'll to the lesson about the target, and all you do is set the target as whatever database you want populated. The interesting thing for you personally here? Keep learning, get certified, and you can make 150k a year as a DB Admin, or more as designer.
from skinny--girl :
oh sweet sweet vindication.
from boxx9000 :
I do believe negative energy attracts negative energy.
from skinny--girl :
hi girl! thanks for the kind note. it's been a rough couple a weeks. i was catching up on your recent entries and the Big Head entries reminded me so much of one of my B's friends *long note alert!*, who was around a lot when we were first dating. this guy was/ is a total ass, always trying to poke at people, starting fights in bars, you name it. but they were friends from high school, so you know the drill. now, fast-forward ten years later, B has barely spoken to this guy in the past five years since he moved several hours away. This guy and his family not only didn't come to our wedding, however, they didn't even send a card. why? because B didn't ask him to stand up in the wedding. ugh. so, yeah, you will probably never be perfect in Big Head's eyes, because people like that are just crazy. luckily, though, you don't need to like/ please/ be friends with all of dood's friends. just be happy with your dood!
from singledadguy :
I take back what I said yesterday. Big Head is an ass. He is jealous that you have "absconded" with his friend. Its also obvious that Big Head is one of those guys who is used to having people worship him and his opinion, and anyone who doesnt is "just not good enough". Whatever happens with you and D00d, I doubt you will ever be "good enough" in Big Head's eyes. Hopefully, D00d is not so entrenched in Big Head that he cant see the forest for the trees. Honestly SBD, a quality guy, the one you want to spend your life with, will be the one who is impressed with your desire to do anything to keep a roof over you head and provide for your son. Anything less than that is worthless. Having morals is a luxury for the rich. Having principles is for people who have never been in a tight spot where the question is "Provide for your child or not". I will never, NEVER understand why so many people choose to live in such a Puritanical fashion as they do... why they, those people, choose to live in a world where sex is demonized and the female form is reviled is beyond my understanding. However, it pisses me off to no end when they force their views on others. Which Big Head obviously does. =\ Wow... I just got angry there... sorry. Ill just go fume over here. D00d either loves you or he doesnt. If he does, in the end, it wont matter whether Big Head says you have green blood and are here to take over the world. Goin to fume now...
from singledadguy :
Ummm... maybe Im just not smart enough here... but Im not getting what the big deal would be if you did work in that industry? I dont get why it would make the car quiet or whatever... =\ I am totally with you on the confrontation thing though, there have been many times whilst dating that people could not resist picking me apart. I figure they are a good friend and want the best for whoever you are dating, thus feel the need to "question" you when they can about stuff. But.. there does come a time when it should be dropped. When you have proven yourself.
from boxx9000 :
Hi there! Are you still coming to California? email me. I want to meet up with you. MzBee2008@yahoo.com
from singledadguy :
ITS the FBI. They've come for the DB Cooper money you have stashed in the basement. :D
from singledadguy :
I live in the Chicago 'burbs. It generally takes about an hour and a half to get there (Roselawn, where the camp is).
from singledadguy :
You want challenge and intrigue? You want excitement? Try the nudie camp here :D No this is not some swinger invite of some kind... its a whole different world there kiddo. They accept you for who you are, rather than what you look like. AND you get to party like a teenager whilst ensconced there :D. Ponderosa Sun Club. They have a website :D feel free to take a gander. :) Bass Ale chickiee-poo. The only Ale worth it :D
from singledadguy :
Thanks good Lady :D Merry and Happy to you as well!
from skinny--girl :
People sled on the road??? Gah. There should be a fine or something for that. Anyway, thanks for the notes, and hope you had the merriest of Christmases!!
from boxx9000 :
MERRY CHRISTMAS. Peace, Love, Health & Happiness in 2009
from singledadguy :
Hi - SDG here... The thing about adversity that keeps people going is that it *is* hectic and crazy. Those moments, the atmosphere, the insianity of whatever it is going on, that keeps your mind occupied, so it doesnt have to face the moments alone. The moments when you have no one but yourself to deal with. Alone with your memories. Alone and quiet to work them out. Its amazingly important to be able to do that, be alone and let the thoughts that plague you run threw so you *can* work them out. Otherwise, if you havent figured out what was wrong, how can you keep it from happening again? Or, how can you process the hurt and pain of the moments without figuring them out? Ignoring it by keeping busy wont make them go away, it just makes them pile up. Emergency footing only lasts so long too, before your body goes "no way" to more and totally shuts down. Your brain only has so much RAM in it, and its totally *NOT* expandable. Eventually it will fill up and go STOP! ANd sometimes, you dont get to pick the moment when that happens. As a parent, I know for a fact I wouldnt want it to happen in front of my sons, or at a time when they needed me most. Soo.... when you have a minute... take the time to figure somethings out. Then talk to D00d about the realizations you have. Trust me, he will soo love that. BTW - You arent a fish, and he is not a bird. Your people, and all the euphemisms about relationships wont change that. People require love to grow. I believe that you have it with him. Dont strangle it with silence. There is noting more dangerous than silence in a relationship.
from im2qt2kr :
Your angel ornaments are ADORABLE!
from skinny--girl :
Your ornaments are gorgeous! I say sell the rest and make some money! BWAHAHAHAHA.
from skinny--girl :
Your ornaments are gorgeous! I say sell the rest and make some money! BWAHAHAHAHA.
from boxx9000 :
http://www.patrickamiot-brigittelaurent.com/
from fling-poo :
What were the groovy books you read that helped with your PTSD? I think maybe I need to read them... crossdresser, abortion, etc... I've been there too! Help a sista out!! :-)
from boxx9000 :
If you plan to be in my area (Sonoma County) then we should arrange to meet up somewhere! My email is mzbee2008@yahoo.com Let me know if that would work into your travel plans.
from singledadguy :
***SMACK*** In the words of Cher in Moonstruck "SNAP OUT OF IT". There, now that I likely have your attention, let me say this: These are the moments when D00d is most important. These are ALSO the moments when you should call D00d and tell him to come running. I can see that you suffer the island syndrome. Spent so much time as a kid and growing dealing with things on your own that you became used to handling everything. Became your own island-nation of YOU. Yah... stop that. Honestly. Ok, waaay easier said than done, buuut... doesnt make it less true. And sure some days are harder than others. Some days... waaay easier to just drift back in to the ocean...alone... until the crap-storm passes. BUT... those days, like this one, are the ones you should absolutely be reaching out to D00d. Trust me, he'll go gaga over it. And, you'll learn that you can depend on him. Maybe sail back in to the mainland with the rest of us. :)
from boxx9000 :
Where have you been? I miss you.
from allmadhere :
Do you have a close work buddy you can exchange favors with? She can proof your important e-mails, and you do something for her/him?
from boxx9000 :
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
from boxx9000 :
WOW! VERY well said Ms. SoapboXx. I agree with you 100%.
from singledadguy :
There is an absolute difference between not being capable of a job, sucking at doing a job, just not caring about a job. While its possible to be good at something and not care about the work, but still succeed, it is NOT possible to suck at a job while not caring about it, and be sucessful. If she sucks and doesnt care, she doesnt need to stay. As someone who once would have done ANYTHING for a decent job, I would shoot her in the face with a bazooka for nto caring and not working hard, especially in today's economy. Tell her to grow up.
from im2qt2kr :
Don't know the whole story but sounds as though you need to get a restraining order before he returns.
from boxx9000 :
we have been thru so much HELL with workman's comp and my husband's shoulder. We have completely turned it over to the lawyer to deal with now. We have NO medical coverage right now until the first of November. I'm pretty healthy and haven't had any need for a doctor in the past 20 years. However, all it takes is one serious injury or ailment to bankrupt us.
from boxx9000 :
I've been meaning to leave a comment and just say, "Hi." SooOooo, "HI" and........OBAMA in 2008! WhEeeEe!
from boxx9000 :
your diary entry today had me laughing out loud. hehehehe. THANKS!
from im2qt2kr :
I'd love that book. I'll have ta' look on Amazon for it. Thanks!
from unowhatihate :
Thank you kindly.
from boxx9000 :
Gramma BoXx. hehehe. I like the sound of that. I'm very happy about becoming a grandma for the first time. SQUEAL! I was thinking about the baby yesterday while swimming laps, that this baby will always have the status of being the FIRST grandchild for us. I'm guessing the one and only, too.
from boxx9000 :
You sound so very HAPPY today, I LOVE it!
from boxx9000 :
"Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your conciousness." ~Eckart Tolle
from soapboxdiner :
Yes, Ms. Boxx is pretty neat, and entirely sweet. :)
from im2qt2kr :
Your d-land name got my attention (love it!) After reading a few of your entries, I've added you to my favs list. Hope you don't mind. P.S. Isn't Boxx great???
from boxx9000 :
My husband and I have been together (off and on) over 33 years. We've had breaks in our relationship where I could have dated someone else, but never did meet anyone that interested me. There is something about the two of us that just works and feels very comfortable. Although I am happy and content on my own, and able to support myself, I prefer his company.
from boxx9000 :
I used to think I needed a man to complete me to *fix* me, but then I realized (like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz) It was completely within my own power (and always had been) to be complete and *fixed* on my own, no?
from boxx9000 :
my ex husband contacted me thru classmates.com This man was my High School boyfriend, we married my senior year and were married for 5 years. He did not treat me well, I divorced him and I have not heard a word from him in over 30 years. I deleted his email. I don't want any contact. Like you said, he didn't appreciate what he had and we have moved on.
from boxx9000 :
I found you by accident thru the recent updates. We can not control the past or the future. The only thing we can control is the right now. I say go for it, why live in fear? 99% of what we worry about never happens anyway, no? Trust. believe. ENJOY!
from skinny--girl :
side salad! side salad!! too hilarious! he's your tasty little side salad to the main dish of life. :)
from skinny--girl :
ah, dahling as you say, tomorrah is anotha day... http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h225/baronam/ScarlettOHaraRed.jpg (it would've been better with the pic, but d-land won't let me, so i linked it anyway. don't you wish we could all be a little more like scarlett?) :)
from skinny--girl :
whoo doggie! i don't know how you do it. i can't imagine the dating game...although. there are those beautiful "firsts" you can never recapture, and those little tingly glances when you first start to think maybe. have fun with it. dating is nothing more than practice for a full-out relationship. don't forget, once in the full relationship things that bother you are only going to get worse, and new things will pop up that get better. does that even make sense? i guess i'm saying if you have serious doubts while dating, i dunno... there's no need to rush though. have fun, have a blast, go out with your girlfriends and dance! - R
from skinny--girl :
awesome! you're still here! and double awesome, you have a man friend! and you call him wood - hee! and you get loan forgiveness! okay, i'm done with the exclamation points now. this is pieridae, btw, i am back here on diaryland, drawn to the food journal that always calls me back. i'll be addin ya. <3
from artgnome :
that sucks to hear that your boy is struggling. I am so spoiled, I have a kid that gets good grades and hardly ever gives me a lick of trouble.
from azzweepay :
Yeah, the worst thing about putting up those Christmas decorations is that you have to take them back down eventually.
from centralquirk :
I hope that felt good to let out all that anger. I can't believe that witch is harassing your son! That's just wrong in so many ways. You are absolutely right. Those two deserve each other. And you deserve so much better, babe. I understand about your expectations going in to the court, and about the pain of not seeing even a hint of what you needed from him. Some people are not able to even comprehend what it means to take responsibility, but it sure doesn't make it any easier on those that love(d) them. I hope that you are doing better and that you had a lovely Thanksgiving.
from theshivers :
I know this has all been really tough but I'm proud of you for staying strong (even if it really really hurts on the inside) and I hope you can now at least find a little peace. You're too good for all this crap.
from centralquirk :
I've been wanting to say something ... anything ... since you posted, but instead I kind of froze up. Things that you said, that you felt, hit a little too close to home and I just couldn't find the right words. The act of taking responsibility for your actions, and for the pain that spreads like a disease because of those actions, can go a long way in helping the person you've hurt to heal. I think. I don't really know because I'm still waiting, too. But the anger that comes from waiting for that person to show remorse and to show that they are no longer blaming their very bad behavior on everything and everyone else, it can eat away at you in an even larger way. I hope that you find peace of mind. On another note, the Jackie O. jacket? Very smart girl-armor choice.
from centralquirk :
I'm thinking of you.
from pieridae :
Blessings and prayers to get you through your trying day. pieridae
from centralquirk :
You're right, of course. Stupid brain. Go away! And take my silly insecurities with you! Thanks for understanding and making me feel better just because you "get it".
from pieridae :
Holy Cow! Hey Soap! I have so much reading of your blog to catch up on. I've moved over to wordpress, and I'm loving it so I'll probably stay there. More notes from me later when I get all caught up! http://pieridae.wordpress.com/
from centralquirk :
Too bad I never grasped the fine art of ass kissing! Absolutely you can borrow my Lumbergh t-shirt. It's amazing the power you gain just from wearing it. False sense of power ... but who cares? I really want to wear it on casual day at work, but apparently that type of thing is considered TOO casual for casual day. Ugh. Gotta love the animal that is the corporate world. Fingers crossed for you and the Latino family!!!
from centralquirk :
Do you want to borrow my Bill Lumbergh t-shirt? No, seriously, I have one. I stumbled across it one day and just had to buy it. I wish it had been of the Two Bobs though. Cuz I love them.
from theshivers :
erg, i'm sorry to hear about your housing woes - as for the "personality" thing? Wow. I hate the red tape of life..anyway, i'm rooting for you.
from theshivers :
hey, look who came back and started posting all the time while i was drowning in life! Glad you're back, too!
from centralquirk :
I am so sorry, but that? was hilarious. I'm sorry I laughed at you. That really sucks. I'll remember to never do that.
from azzweepay :
That was exactly the tune I was thinking of. :^)
from azzweepay :
There have been many songs about people being done wrong by other people. I'm still waiting for the "Beetle's Got A Brand New Ball Of Dung" song.
from wilberteets :
Thanks for the add. :-)
from centralquirk :
Happy Mother's Day!
from scarydoll :
Happy Birthday Soapy!
from pieridae :
me again -- i'm totally monopolizing your notes page these days :) kudos to you for wanting to foster. there are certainly kids out there who need it...
from pieridae :
:) What started as a funny note has ended up being the progression of my Letter of Intent. My brain works in mysterious ways, I'm afraid. I love to write but I am TERRIBLE at these sorts of things (cover letters, etc). I welcome any and all feedback. pieridae
from pieridae :
:) Don't feel too bad...I think most towing places charge a storage fee whether they advertise it or not. The fact that you happen to know...well... *grin*
from pieridae :
Wait? He got nothing? No jail time? Nothing?!? My faith in the judicial system lessens every day.
from pieridae :
thank you for the fridge haiku. it's so hilarious i'm going to steal it and pass it off at my own for those boring moments at parties. :) enjoy the landscaping, i'll be doing the same soon.
from pieridae :
oh dear. but congrats to you for home plumbing!
from pieridae :
hooray for inner squishiness! -R
from soapboxdiner :
No, no. Please don't feel that it's out of place. And you're probably absolutely right. A lot of things would be easier if it was a stranger, such as I could have worked up more of a fight, and I wouldn't feel so guilty. You just don't want people you care about to suffer. it's just hard all around, ya know? HUGS to you, too. I appreciate your thoughts a bunch. xoxo
from pieridae :
it's hard for me to know what to say. having worked in corrections for 10 years, i usually feel the sentences aren't tough enough. i have to ask, though...how would you feel if a stranger had done that to you? With your son in the next room? Does it make it better that it was someone you know? I think it makes it worse. I hope you don't feel it's out of my place to say these things. I hope, whatever happens for him, you can remember he made those choices for himself, and be able eventually, to move forward. ((HUGS!!)) PS Feel free to delete this note after you've read it, if you don't want it hanging around on your notes page.
from pieridae :
i haven't been avoiding - promise promise! your letter to the court made me cry. honest to god, made me cry. i work with juvenile delinquents and see parents who, often, couldn't give a shit, and so when i read the part where you talked about your son...let me just say i'm happy to know there are good parents in the world. good people. you, dear, are very good people. hugs, r
from centralquirk :
Damn. I don't even know what to say. I want words of comfort to surface but what the hell could you possibly find comforting right now? I am so sorry that this has happened to you. Weakness seems to surface at a person's most powerless moments and it manifests into ugliness for some... certainly not an excuse for his behavior. There is NO excuse. Damn him. I know we don't know each other in the "real" world but, if you ever want to talk, I'm here. It sometimes helps to talk to someone that you don't have to see around. I am so very sorry.
from centralquirk :
Yea. Umm...Cheech. Yikes. You better bet he's still teasing the hell out of me every freaking chance he gets! And I like the below advise of selling the plasma. Very smart.
from pieridae :
oh, the frustrations of boys who love us but fail to back it up with action! random thought...sell the plasma TV to pay the other bills. maybe that message would be serious enough? love might conquer all, but only on a two-way street. hugs to you! r
from ugotsoul :
good for you!! and hang in there!! His ass should have been out the day he laid a finger on you!
from centralquirk :
Check marks on a calendar? Hitting you? Hate. Those things remind me of my ex and I am still very bitter so it is easy to feel instant hate. What the hell is wrong with some men? Hitting you for any reason at all is unacceptable. Keep with the plan. He doesn't deserve you. You've been posting like a madwoman! Makes me feel guilty. I took a hiatus, also, and just haven't been able to get my groove back. Yet. I hope "yet" anyway.
from ugotsoul :
Follow through on those steps anyway... they will be helpful regardless. And this will give you time to decide about him. But I don't want to read about him hitting another ounce of you. that is UNACCEPTABLE behavior. Period.
from pieridae :
thank you for the note! it is awful feeling STUCK at a job. that is how my job is too...they phoo phoo every idea because "it was tried before," or "it's too extreme," or (my personal favorite) "this is how we've always done it." Blah. Fools. Someday your ship, no..your million dollar mega-yacht with personal helipad will come in! hugs, pieridae (the girl who's been watching too much travel channel lately!)
from pieridae :
Ah, yes...I know your feelings about diaryland for at least 2/3 of my bookmarks haven't updated in "more that three months." Ho hum. My heart goes out to you. Relationships (and finding the right ones) are so hard! I do have to add this though... "Checks on the calendar to notify me when I'm not satisifying his libido with great enough frequency. " -- WHAT?!?!?! Best wishes and caviar dreams -- you'll make it through! -R
from ugotsoul :
Crap! I left you a note and it didn't take! dang it!! I'm uninspired now... good to see your writing again sweets. I had mentioned something to the effect that my money is on you getting through this... tough cookie that you are.
from centralquirk :
I did a double take when I saw your lovely name all lit up in red on my buddy list. And then I gasped and did a little screech (which I can assure you is not part of my normal temperament). You have been missed. And I've just realized that you aren't going to recognize me by this "name". You used to read me as Make-it-Stop ... in my former life that I am no longer living. I'm sorry for the reason you are writing here again and I wish you courage and wisdom.
from katress :
Congratulations. Me too!!! :) Go on with your bad self girl, you deserve the best! *kisses*
from miralogue :
hiiiiii darling.... (insert most charming smile here).... any chance you'd want to make me a template? i would be forever in your debt, write luscious things about you in my diary, and try to repay you with my amazing mix cds and/or small gifts. ... oh pretty please? or if not, do you know someone who would? i'm trying to get writing again but the purple boring template is not going to do it for me.
from kimbarley :
LOL you make me laugh sooo stinken much. I just finished reading about Barbie and I tell ya, it was/is great. I really do wish we lived closer, though it would probably be toxic for my side, being how it would always be in stitches. I think I said it before, either way it’s worth saying again “glad you’re back girl”.
from miralogue :
glad youre back but i can't read your page! i just get a khaki background... and take me back on your favorites! i promise i'll update me more. take me back, baby. ;) just kidding!
from kimbarley :
I'm horribly sporadic of late when it comes time to reading other and well updating my own... anywho, I'm glad you are back! If you'd like some place to host pictures so your page isn't all blank, let me know. I'd be glad to be of service.
from ugotsoul :
Thanks for the welcome madame! Don't know how often I'll get to update, cuz this ol' marrie dlady is busy now!! *wink*
from kimbarley :
YEAH! I've been wondering why in the name of god you were taking so damn long to post after the trip BUT now I know and now I'm happy.
from idiot-milk :
Damnit, I wish it HAD been you! At least I'd KNOW. And I DID call the number, but no one answered! Not even an answering machine. It is all very annoying, and yet another reason why I shouldn't drink anymore.
from alure :
thanks for wishing me a happy birthday! and i have to say, i really really like your layout. its great! i love scrolling down, seeing the thumb holding the paper!
from theshivers :
erg, I know the Kiss My Ass syndrome well - sending sympathy growls your way
from sunnflower :
I came to your diary via a note in gofigure's diary. I am going to miss her too. I think your diary is great by the way.
from kimbarley :
It will blend... I'm not sure what the mixed result will be when it does but it at least won't be so sore thumbish. Hang in there, only one more day till you can hide at home.
from kimbarley :
Hugs!
from scarydoll :
I dig the layout babe - it's very origional! Also about that biotch in your office, it's obvious that she is jealous of you and is a little afraid that you will make her look bad. I say stop being such a wonderful worker and start giving her the slack. She'll probably start treating you better - it works in strange ways like that. Either that or put sleeping pills in her morning coffee. hehehe...
from kimbarley :
I volunteer to be a beta tester! I have a MAC and PC at my disposal, so use me baby! heehee and MARN, where were you when you went looking at kangaroos? You'd probably die of happiness if you could actually touch one... I live in Australia right now and have gone to many places where you can get up close and personal. Granted most of the places are zoos, there have been other areas where they are just used to sharing their home and you can get relatively close.
from marn :
Love your current design, so I'm sure your new one will be beyond fabulous, eh? Thanks for confirming what I suspected -- that taking longer steps would ultimately save me energy. Kangaroos figure that out naturally--me, I have to read it on a web site. *Sigh*. The spousal unit and I actually had to chase down kangaroos to see them in the wild. The darn things don't keep tourist hours! Can you imagine? They only roam around at dusk/evening or dawn, so if you want to see them you have to get up insanely early, or risk having one hop in front of your car unexpectedly at night and total it. So dawn it was. They were eerily beautiful and amazingly silent--when they spotted us they started racing away into the bush and didn't make a sound. I'm used to hearing deer crash away through the woods. Seeing something as huge as a kangaroo melt away in silence left me in awe.
from monkeybar :
le shit! le shit! you are le shit! thank you bebe. bunches of love, monkey
from monkeybar :
That'd be mighty nice, thank you!
from scarydoll :
thank you for wishing me a happy birthday! you're a sweet one, you are.
from acidinferno :
Oh my I just read your 100 entry thing. I'm really glad your not bitter. It looks like you had a very interesting life. WoW
from make-it-stop :
No, you are not the only one who couldn't give a crap about Janet Jackson and her twins. Why do we feel the need to dramatize such insignificant happenings? I was bored with it 30 seconds before it happened.
from stickyvicki :
PLEASE vote for my friend Alex here: http://pub48.bravenet.com/vote/vote.php?usernum=4102452553 I will LOVE YOU forever!
from kimbarley :
Just a thought... if you weren't against making her kids dinner on some nights you could present things to her where in which she would help out with providing some basic food stuffs or some extra cash. Though I'm not sure if taking on more work while they were there would be better or worse... you'd get to eat earlier.
from mrs-roboto :
Thanks for your kind words. Sigh. This sucks. Anyway, I'll be in touch when things let up a bit.
from kimbarley :
I care that you learned formulas!!! Sometime back I had the same epiphany and was going around telling everyone how proud I was of myself. After seeing that many of them really just didn’t care I opted for being proud of myself, spending the next few days with some stupid grin upon my face. So yeah, you go girl!
from theshivers :
hey darlin SBD...so the nurse at my clinic said the biopsy people *say* that it'll be 1-2 days but that it's usually 3-4 days...so 3-4 days it probably is...at this point I've been dealing with this for 2 months now and it's almost starting to feel like a dream...i'm beyond worrying because i figure if i was in a real heap o'hurt than surely some bigger red flags would be a'flyin' and everybody wouldn't be so lackadaiscal (sp?) with me...at least that's what i tell myself...anyhoo, thanks for the good thoughts....and here's to another heaping helping of the Gilmore Girls tomorrow night!!!
from jezimo :
1. Congrats on the vacation. You deserve it. 2. Your listed as a favourite of mine. 3. You get points for using the word 'frolick' 4. Frolicking is the best thing to do, for it truly is an amazing word.
from ikss :
I just got caught up on the last several of your entires. A) I love Gilmore Girls! I was just happy to see Dean back and (hopefully) an end to that stinkin' Jess. And now that Dean is all married and crap, oh what a fun plot line we may have this season! B) So you tape it to your undies!!!!! Man, I had no idea. And here I was, trying to figure out how to do it now that you have to take off your shoes at the airport...Thanks for the tip! :)
from pieridae :
Amen! fellow Gilmore Girls Junkie R
from pieridae :
I just read a few of your entries and have a coupla thoughts. First, I think you have the right, no the obligation to vent out about your neighbor, who is clearly a selfish oaf if there are people trying to help her, not to mention her rent is way due, not to mention how's she gonna get to work without a car, not to mention why does she have a car with payments which require insurance if she can't pay her rent int he first place. All this with kids to take care of and she's in disneyland (hope she took the kids at least). Sorry for the rant, but my aunt is exactly like this woman. And they do not ever get it. Even after her son was taken away (thank god Alex now has a great family he loves), and she went through bankrupcy and has been through however many jobs, she is currently living with her drug-dealing, child abusing boyfriend (the one she chose over her own son, when social services told her it was one or the other), doing whatever makes her happy. The second thing is about teachers. Does it seem like teachers get upset if they have to deal with anything but shiny happy Riddalin (sp?) doped kids? Seems that way to me. Sorry teachers, this is the real world, not Leave it to Beaver. Take care and try not to let all the world's idiots get you down. Oh, and go give your wild and crazy son a big hug for me -- he may be the next Manolo Blahnik or Isaac Mizrahi or equally crazy creative person making amazing things (not to mention millions more than his teacher will ever dream of).
from me-undaunted :
Ugh. I have that same problem with some peculiar, foul odor wafting up from my kitchen sink drain. We have a really old house that doesn't have that wonderfully useful feature called a garbage disposal, so I'm hoping it's just rotted food and not a dead rat in the pipes or something. :o)
from me-undaunted :
your entry about your ex just infuriated me. i have no sympathy/compassion/kind-bone-in-my-body for people that dodge their child support obligations.
from bibulous :
Christmas already? I think I need cooler temperatures first. But it is right around the corner. I guess I should think about shopping. But then I don't shop like I used to and actually, Christmas just isn't like it used to be either, for various reasons. But its good to be sentimental sometimes..and I liked reading the entry on 9.11.
from ktdream :
Hi thanks for responding. Appreciate it. Well seems like it's doing a good job by itself. Yes I was logged on when I tried to add it. I just did right now but gave me the same message: "Sorry, new accounts cannot sign public diaries right away" I guess my diary is fairly new [I opened it April 29, 2003] So I'll probably just have to wait. Oh yea, I did read the FAQ's page. I guess I'll just have to ask Andrew. Oh I wanted to say I love your layout and cool entry. Christmas is the best! =)
from theshivers :
shoot, not sure if my questions went thru - here they are again just in case: OK, questions and rules. First the rules: Post this along with your questions and answers: 1.Sign the guestbook, saying you want to be interviewed. 2. I will respond; i'll ask you five questions. 3. You'll update your website with my five questions, and your five answers. 4. You'll include this explanation. 5. You'll ask five other people five questions when they want to be interviewed. Now the questions: 1. What is your biggest regret in life? 2. Do you believe in God? 3. Do you believe in plastic surgery? 4. Name three people you consider to be geniuses 5. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
from jezimo :
nice diary, your a funny kid, and a cool design you have... yes yes thats what it is
from rubybeg0nia :
OK...your guestbook is really pissing my balls. Its a bastion of Sisyphean torment and shit and whatall...I read the majority of your entry to the b/f. He may have been being polite since I was laughing too much to say things properly...but I think he got the gist. And he doesn't think you're a schizo head with esteem issues. Neither do I. So, you're safe!
from rubybeg0nia :
"signmyguestbook.com" is being a major peckerhead today... *MWAH* Thank you. And actually, I touched up the roots yesterday, so they look pretty decent. There's one good thing, eh?
from shakefist :
woah now! i'm 21 and i know alllll my 80's culture! i even sing love boat in the shower<3 ---linzi (aka linzipearl at her new diary)
from msleslie :
Hi!---Even when I removed the 'remove', your e-mail didn't work. WIll you write to me at msleslie@msleslie.com please?---HTDB, MsL
from ljungberg8 :
your layout is so creative, its wonderful. wow
from pura-vida :
Your post summarizes how I felt and continue to feel about a similar experience in my life. I've never cried when I've read a diary before, but this was very close to home. Thank you for your honesty and candor.
from monkeybar :
Miss Lady, What did I do wrong on my HTML? Would you mind looking at it? I can give you what I thought it was going to look like (obviously, very similar to the one you designed for RDG, but... lemme know if you could shed some light. lookin' forward to tonight. -monkey
from safari-youth :
why does it say "odd" and "disturbing" on the font dropdowns?
from thepeachtree :
I usually read everyones diary thats on my buddy list, but i'v been busy. So just dropping one to say... I'm here. ;-)
from birdgyrl :
I'd like to read that article on Red Top Elvis. Do you remember the date of the paper?
from elizera :
Yay! Congratulations on getting to 100, I'm impressed (I knew you could do it!) Thanks for an interesting read
from elizera :
Love the layout- it looks fantastic!!
from miralogue :
darling darling. i love your writing, and we all go through phases like that. i can certainly see the cycle in my journal, too. but you have to keep writing. good stuff comes out all the time. plus, sometimes you look back and think 'hey, that wasn't so bad after all.' i would miss you terribly if you stopped sharing your life with me. :)
from ugotsoul :
Thank you! Thank you!Thank you! Thank you!*smiles from ear to ear*
from miralogue :
so my computer at workw on't let me sign your guestbook. but damn, if you don't make me laugh. and how come you get to meet all the winners? you better snap this country boy up before it's too late!
from marn :
At this point I'm up for voo doo incantations. Looks like we have a definite consensus, though, on The Power of Harrison Ford, eh? Hmmmm, will have to check out the shelves of the video store.
from coldsunshine :
you crack me up. congrats on the job and mailbox guy. i've had a couple interesting flirt moments in the past couple days, but i haven't written about them b/c they're just damned dumb. not nearly as good as mailbox guy. (i seem to attract convenience store people a lot...)
from gcchick182 :
soapbox dinner... nice.
from coldsunshine :
I'm all for an extra month of June. I may be going to a "summer in winter" party this weekend, which could possibly help me feel better about things, but....maybe not. I don't know. I'm not familiar with Elaine Pagels. I'll look her up on amazon.com. (That's my answer to everything with books and music.) I need to write an entry and sleep though, so I'll look tomorrow. Night!
from coldsunshine :
blue collar, white collar...it's always a bitch trying to figure out who you are and where you're going. i understand, to a certain extent. i have almost 2 college degrees, and i'm still unsure of whether or not i'll be able to use either of them. i may be working at Starbucks for the rest of my life. how do *you* like your latte? (sigh)
from coldsunshine :
I sort of fell into the whole medieval thing. I majored in English, but took most of my classes in medieval or renaissance subjects. I ended up applying for our medieval studies program, which is interdisciplinary. You have to take three areas of discipline: one major, two minors. I was going to major in literature, minor in history and art history. The lit portion was really getting to me in my first semester and I was taking a Romanesque art class. I loved reading about all the background of the church art and decided to switch my major concentration. My friend Erin, the other art history major in our department, is a manuscript person. She's very much into text illumination, and we took a class on the Early Illustrated Book last spring semester. That's so cool that you're into that. I'm so excited. Most people look at me like I'm nuts when I tell them what I study. Sadly, I just don't have the drive to do the Ph.D anytime soon! I have some friends over, but I'll drop you a line soon.
from coldsunshine :
Oh good. I'm glad that it was at least good enough for my matinee $6. You definitely NEED to go see Chicago. It was fantastic. Queen Latifah was great...Catherine and Renee...so amazing. And I already gushed about Richard Gere. Let me know what you think. I'm thinking of buying the soundtrack.
from linzipearl :
yes I saw the anwsers! they lie! i think it's a fatal fashion choice designed to confuse the opposite sex! or it's a white guy gang sign...yo yo! polo gatorz in the houze!
from linzipearl :
bah! i was alone (date-wise) as well. and much like my diary my looks are always changing. so instead of a date...my roomate gave me blonde highlights. sigh...it was a night to remember. :) how was the movie?
from coldsunshine :
I'm highly amused by this Guy Critical thing. I think I'll need to check that out this weekend. V-day or no V-day, how was Daredevil? My boy friends (because I don't have a boyfriend) are hoping I'll accompany them tomorrow to the flick. Matinee of course, so if it was craptacular, I'm safe, and if it's great, I'm in for a nice cheap time.
from marn :
The spousal unit's mom, like yours, also feels that sugar is love, and she's always sending up home made baked stuff with him. Just seeing those goodies sets my Inner Squirrel into Must Stuff Face mode. T'ain't pretty. I have my fingers crossed that something good turns up for you soon workwise. Temping is not easy.
from sooner :
oh, my dearest soapy. I would be so very happy to be you. When can we arrange it?
from marn :
Wow wow wow wow wow. You've just given me hope, m'dear. I can't imagine ever being able to do 250 pounds on free weight squat, but knowing someone else has makes it seem more feasible, somehow.
from mustangusmc :
guestbook was being wierd. Just wanted to say thanks for the guestbook entry, thanks for reading and caring. Good luck on your co-op and new work possibilities!! .......J
from miralogue :
my computer at work won't let me sign your gbook. i just wanted to say that i'm sorry you're feeling down. want to share a pint of ice cream? i buy the good stuff. hugs and kisses to you , my darling.
from linzipearl :
I do the EXACT same thing with my eyebrow. are you sure you don't work with me? ha, only kidding. that's funny because A. I don't have a "real job" and B. because I really do do that with my eybrow. and C. because in the previous sentence I wrote do do and could not let that go unnoticed.
from ugotsoul :
Hi hottie... I'm having a few technical difficulties as it were.. but only for about two days or so... My username is: sucks and pass is: eggs... feel free to pass on... the violators in question shouldn't notice.
from pantasy :
love your stories. love them.
from linzipearl :
how shocked was I when I saw the new design?! bravo!
from tuluum :
The practice of mikvah and taharat hamispacha (family purity) is also very fascinating and one that i plan to practice :) If you want more information on either for your research just let me know :)
from ugotsoul :
"purulent boil that is my head."... wonderful visualization! Genius! But yes, dropping by... get better sweets... :)
from anticrew :
the advice you gave scarydoll was EXACTLY what i was gonna suggest....
from sweetliz2000 :
I just wanted to say, I reallllllly like your layout. Take Care! :-)
from linzipearl :
damn the man, good luck!!
from ethelalcohol :
Thank you so much for the line about extramarital affairs. I haven't laughed so hard in days!
from ugotsoul :
... oh dear... just read your most recent entry... yes, they do sound like they were awfully good days back then... but you sound like a better and grander person... now... as much of a cliche as that sounds... and yes, CABARET!!! FABU!!! I'm dying to see it right now on broadway... John Stamos is currently in it... I hope that's a good thing... but alas! No time or money... or partner in crime willing to go!
from ugotsoul :
came across from your banner... FAbu!!! On the diary lay out! I'm a huuugeee fan of Cabaret! I see you're on Fletch's fav list... I'm more inclined to read on... :) oh and your line, describing what your baby looked like when they plopped him on you... gave me quite the chuckles! Wonderful humor!
from ethelalcohol :
Ah...I too have a jazz bass player in my past. He lived with me for two years. While I played the rent and helped finance his demo CD, he hung out at the apartment, smoked alot and bitched about musicians who made it by selling out there souls. He did write me a song once, it was an instrumental that he recorded on our answering machine. Then he slept with some singer in our bed. Bass players are good in bed but that's about all they're good for. Sigh.
from linzipearl :
well how would the neighbors hear it over their overly-loud music? maybe you should teach them to rock out to Joan Jett then the world would be a better place. :)
from linzipearl :
you're such a talented writer, my favorite entry since I've started reading has to be the one about you and the kid sharing the Joan Jett. if only me and my mom had done that. I think it would have changed my life.
from marn :
Tarzan was *the* big thing when I was growing up. That and the cowboys like Roy Rogers. I have to laugh at how different pop culture was when I was a kid, how wonderfully hokey it all was.
from marn :
Myself, I suspect that Microsoft has started building beverage dispensers. It's the only logical explanation for the appearance of Dribble Technology, don't you think?
from linzipearl :
awww movies with the kid(s)!!! cute major!
from linzipearl :
on the last entry: if I am making sense of what I just read, then hurrah! but since my brain was all in a muddled state of "whaaaaa?" I'm all confused. :)xo
from sad-doll :
kickin' it old school I like reading your diary and your layout is really creative
from linzipearl :
brillant watson! just brillant :)
from kymbeline :
Your entry on The God Channel took me back! I haven't had cable for two years now (unbelievable) but I remember being awake at four am and not having anything to watch but raving Christians and infomercials. You're right... there's something good there that needs filtered (dead-on description) but it's THERE or otherwise we'd all just watch the infomercials. I'm really enjoying reading your journal.
from linzipearl :
sometimes someone else can say all the things about yourself without even knowing you. so thank you for reading my mind on those bad days. good luck making 100 people happy. I can't even make myself happy. best wishes
from brokenwords :
There's something very compelling about your writing, or maybe there's just something compelling about you. Basically, I like your diary a lot.
from echopunk :
You're back. I am weighed down by heat to express my joy more aptly, but on the favorites list ya go. BTW, third base PLUS some. :) You will get a mention in the next entry, dear one. ~j
from migrainegirl :
Your mother, like many others, is wrong. Dead flat wrong. But you knew *I'd* say that, didn't you? The work takes up too many hours of a valuable life to have it be something you hate. Why would you want to spend your time doing something you hate? I certainly don't. Find one that you can at least say, "Oh, this doesn't suck." Then look for one where you can say, "Hey, this is cool." Then---well, let me know when you find that one and I will be jealous.
from theshivers :
ah, how glad I am to have you back...all is right again....welcome back!!!
from migrainegirl :
You are EEEEEEVIL! I like that in a person.
from migrainegirl :
*groan* I know that feeling oh so well. But may I comment on the lovely management skills your boos-bitch displays. How charming. I expect it every day too; "Oh and get rid of the big mouth with the thing in her nose." Being friends with the manager will only do so much once you irritate the polyps; I always manage to irritate the polyps. But I am maintaining. Yes I am.
from migrainegirl :
Although it is early and I got virtually no sleep and I am, in fact awake (3 things that I do not care for); I am wriggling and dancing with joy and delight. Yay yay yay!! What a lovely diary you have here!! Oh and I have missed you and my life is so weird right now. What joy to have this happen in the morning; it is a good omen.

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