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from avantbedroc :
i don't know how old these notes are but let me know where you now are pweeeeeze!
from raven72d :
I'd love to follow you to your new on-line home.
from division-day :
vegan restaurants -- the paradox and the laughing planet (best vegan cookies ever) near SE 34th/belmont, the vita on NE 28th/alberta, proper eats in st. johns (N ivanhoe st?), tin shed on alberta.. tons more that i don't know about, probably. also check out food fight on 45th and division, a 100% vegan grocery/gift store! we should hang out while you're here! 5037570062. i can show you around.
from vocalfern :
that sounds yummy. how are you?
from zuzus-petals :
Happy new year!! - Zuzu
from fightn4life :
I am so glad the neighbors dog found you to love. I stll miss my husky "Baby." Sandyz
from zuzus-petals :
I love my dog.
from zuzus-petals :
Good to see you there.
from vocalfern :
vashti bunyan makes me think of you
from zuzus-petals :
I meant to say CONGRATS on the new job!! I look forward to seeing your new petals from a new home. - Zu
from pinebranches :
thank you so much for your writing. it's healing me, in some small and important way.
from vocalfern :
i missed youu.
from zuzus-petals :
For school or wild horses? What inspires the move? - Zu
from zuzus-petals :
You'll be missed.
from vocalfern :
i miss you peachplumpear.
from dinosaurs :
seriously, is that book awesome or what?
from orangepeeler :
this winter i listened to your mix cd over and over again. it suited the long country nights . . .
from fightn4life :
The magic of winter is loosing her grip here in this part of the world. Your entry made me long for one more walk through the woods after a snow fall. Sandyz
from fightn4life :
There are days I long for that perfect connection you feel today. Sandyz
from fightn4life :
I understand wanting to give all we have to those we love. Sandyz
from fightn4life :
So much pondering in so little words, I love it. Sandyz
from vocalfern :
yum!! wrapped up in white like a lion's mane. happy solstice to you, snowdrop!
from vocalfern :
why thank you butterfly, i have fallen in love with verdana font. snowdrop kiss!
from fightn4life :
Your soft blossoms in poetry form bring back many childhood memories. Thank you. Sandyz
from final137 :
It is crazy..the natural art work we can catch. From the best and first painter.
from spoiltangel :
Your words are just beautiful. Full of meaning and care. I had to add you to my list so as not to forget the perfect writings of someone who sounds so lovely and pure. Keep doing whatever it is that you do... because I am under your spell as I'm sure many others are. With love, Kelly XoX
from slightly-off :
Hello. You have a nice, quiet perspective on things and now I feel relaxed and fuzzy. Thank you.
from vocalfern :
im not perfect at it, i forewarn you. however. pick two colors (i know you can describe them to me in words.... and i will mail one to the address you sent me. but do you want a pointy hat or a rounded one with ears? smooch
from division-day :
that's weird. i was going to leave a note saying "i'm with you about 17 and thursday". apparently i'm not alone. except for me, my whatever number is 8 million. i told you that 8 million times yesterday. etc. i wonder what it is about 17 and thursday.
from threeletters :
I've always associated 7 with Thursday, and made a calendar once in which the seventh day of the week was Thursday. "17" is also The bogus number I use in conversation.... for example you look 17 feet tall, or I have dropped that mug 17,000 times. Over time 17 and Thursday became associated too. It's nice to know that you agree.
from fightn4life :
Awesome picture, wonderful place. So it seems. Sandyz
from zuzus-petals :
I often think of Alcatraz as an island on a lake within a lake. A friend of mind proposed that "earth" should have been called "water" instead of "earth." -Zu
from vocalfern :
and what is your sign, honey?
from fightn4life :
I have been reading your entries for some time now. I adore your style. I have added you to my favorites as not to miss your music. Your last entry on strangulation infuriated me. I was once a victim many years ago. Laws now are better than before but they need to tighten up before one more life is lost in the hands of violence. Sandyz
from aliannmil :
Thank you ~ I feel less lonely now ~ Still I desperately miss the lilacs ~ I wish you Peace ~ alison
from zuzus-petals :
I just finished ever*last*word... just BEAUTIFUL! It makes me wonder if growing up in Minneapolis is part of the reason I fall so exquisitely in love with the spring each and every year. It's so fleeting there - blink and it's gone. Here it last for months and months. I contend it begins in February when the first wild irises bloom and last till the very the wild snapdragons start to dry out.. you know.. in like... September. As long as there's rain, it's spring. - Zuzu
from zuzus-petals :
In West Marin, in Northern California.
from zuzus-petals :
Re: 2004-5-6.. you know, in order for lilacs to really bloom they need a good hard freeze. I have a bush I planted near the driveway. It's some hybrid that does okay in moderate climates. It only blooms for two or three weeks - but they're the sweetest smelling weeks of spring. I live in a little cottage and outside my bedroom window is a purple potatoe vine that blooms year round - and when it berries, they're bright orange. I have a sense you'd like it here, the way you like springtime... - Zuzu
from zuzus-petals :
With regard to 2004-4-19 (is this getting tedious, I'm really enjoying this read!) it reminded me of I think William Carlos Williams (wasn't it?) who wrote "Spring On the Road to The Hospital For Infectious Disease" - a poem. - Zuzu.
from zuzus-petals :
Re: 11/24/2003 (talk about digging up the past, eh?) - I remember laying on a bed on Oak Street in San Francisco, cars whirring past, stoned out of my mind with my friend T, listening to "The Queen is Dead." Sandy Shaw did an EXCELLENT version of Jean (there's ice on the sink where we bathe...) and if you can find it you'll melt.. that ice will melt.. back when these things were printed on Vinyl it was a "12 inch single" import - I think the A side was "hand in glove" ... if it's still there, the folks at Northern Lights Records might recall it and find it for you.. and when you fall in love with Sandy Shaw you'll one day find her version of "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and the very air will taste different.
from zuzus-petals :
For reasons I don't wholly understand - your 2003-10-9 reminds me of Rilke's First Elegy - "we're you always distracted by expectations..."
from zuzus-petals :
With regard to 8/18/2003, "We will be dead soon and all of this will seem so silly." I might add... "we will be dead soon and we'll wonder why we squandered so much of our precious time in this medium feeling anything less than joy every moment." - Zuzu
from zuzus-petals :
I'm reading your blog. I'm only at 7/14/2003. When I was a kid I used to walk the trails of the Minnehaha Falls with my grandfather. We'd go into the hills and play in the limestone caves. My grandmother would pack a fabulous picnic - always German Potatoe Salad, fresh baked bread... the whole nine yards. And I remember festivals there - polka dancing in the park above the falls. And we'd look for arrowheads which it seems kids still find in the hills there. We'd cross the stream at the top of the falls to sit with the statues of Minnehaha and Mississippi - magical.
from greentealeaf :
your current entry took my breath away.
from vocalfern :
pretty flower kiss. let's send mail to each other, what do you think? lovebee
from orangepeeler :
how especially pretty this poem with the moths inside it
from aneides :
goodness gracious! i do like you!
from longitude :
just found you and . . yes. yes. yes.
from orangepeeler :
this is really amazing. it makes me want to go through my notebooks and find my list as well. amazing. every sentence is perfect.
from vocalfern :
i am in love with you-- just to let you know. let's run away and write about outsides- new england to where ever you like. love, bee
from hthespy :
hi! thinking of your diary entries so much lately when i want to talk about flowers in my diary too...i saw a pink forget-me-not this weekend for the first time ever in my life, i don't know if it was a fluke or what, but it was amazing to me and felt like some kind of incredible present. also when you wrote down that piece of a letter by anne sexton it was so perfect and well put. thankyou! yours, mr
from orangepeeler :
in envy of your blackburnian warbler! we should compare birding notes sometime...
from vocalfern :
thank you for noticing it, for something immeasurable. lime verbena kisses. xxx bee
from orangepeeler :
yes, i'm a birder... but not a librarian, though a frequent user of libraries. i once worked at a private library for a man driven crazy by history, but that is a long story. appreciating very much your poetic entries!
from orangepeeler :
re: 5/4: what a pretty poem!
from aneides :
i only disappeared a little bit, and i am glad you took the time to track me down!
from greentealeaf :
oh, you're lovely. i'm quite giddy now ..
from threeletters :
I always like hearing about types of "missing"....it's a GOOD thing.
from elfarmy :
remember me? who looks up at the moon...
from wicked-rvws :
hi i am Millie from wicked reviews.. im just spreading the word out that ive made a new review place... come get reviewed!
from spocksex :
happy birthday, a little late! i turned 26 as well, about a month ago.
from vocalfern :
cat kisses rrowwrr xo bee
from rachaelina :
I like your diary a lot.
from division-day :
hey, thanks for the drinking info :) back when i lived in mpls i remember periodic drives to wisconsin on sundays to buy beer with my alcoholic friends.
from fuschia :
i really adore red lentils, also! they make the best soups. i will make yours very soon.
from thole :
that recipe sounds wonderful altogether. i'm a tremendous fan of lentils.
from thole :
most of my students are city kids, and this ecology-and-evolution lab course is the first time they've ever really had to think about or interact with the natural world. i'm doing a lot of hands-on activities, in hopes that they will end the semester with some kind of personal connection to the material..but more and more, this is seeming like an unrealistic ambition. i wish i were a better teacher, but we all have to start somewhere, i guess..
from orchidprint :
salad is a winning cake. (have you ever read tender buttons?)
from screemingink :
mmm..the waves is one of my favorites.
from vocalfern :
you are a beautiful writer. you give me internet stomach butterflies. <3honeylove bee
from novembre :
i like to make artists books about forests tied by silk or velvet ribbons. once i stockpile supplies and find pockets of time, maybe i'll make you one someday.
from avantbedroc :
"moonflower: i only dream of love" phrases like those warm my heart. im glad that they do. you dont know how glad i am that im not a teenie/country/ whatever other sterotypes there are. im a sterotype though. just an un named one.
from fuschia :
thank you love
from fuschia :
what is the book called?
from wateryone :
I know exactly what you mean about the silent hiking brain. I love that stillness of everything. It becoming less complicated. Civilisation disappearing.
from novembre :
my diary is locked for the time being because i happened upon a very nosy family member. to read novembre, just say "hello" twice.
from softblossoms :
óż
from wateryone :
oh, I so sing made up french songs too.
from misericordia :
Okay, so that song is totally on Hunky Dory... I almost couldn't remember what it was called - "Fill Your Heart." You know, Hunky Dory is one of my all time favorite DB records. If I were stranded on a desert island and could only have two Bowie records Hunky Dory and Low would be my choices (though I might sneak in The Man Who Sold the World)
from misericordia :
Dude, you are naked under your shirt...
from misericordia :
Okay, after some delay here's the recipe I used. It needs some modification as it is very sweet. I suggest reducing the amount of sugar or substituting apple sauce for some of the sugar. Here goes: <p> 1/2 C. water <br> 1 C. vegetable broth <br> 1/8 C. Vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar, try using a bit more) <br> 1/4 C. cornstarch <br> 1 C. Sugar <br> 2 TB dark soy sauce <br> 2 TB sesame oil <br> 1 tsp chili paste <br> 1 clove garlic, minced (I used 3) <p> Experiment with it and let me know how it turns out. I don't have time to make it anytime soon, but I want to make this a regular dish I cook.
from misericordia :
sesame tofu is the best! I made some last night... oh man do you make your own? what's your recipe?
from wateryone :
aww, I miss having a cat. The best companion is always feline. I get sad when I walk past the panel beaters at the bottom of our street and see all these parked cars with dusty little footprints padding across the bonnets. I'm glad I don't have a car, but if I did have one, I'd want a cat to walk on it.
from thole :
you're just lovely! thank you.
from thole :
why, thank you for the complement - and i am most flattered to be added to your favorites!
from spitfire79 :
the last unicorn. stuck in office hell the other day i was reading that behind my desk. until one of the evil receptionists walked by. i think it's safe to consider my old copy standard emergency distraction readings.
from novembre :
Heh. Sounds like we're fencing! I need a mask.
from novembre :
because they ARE pithy.
from wateryone :
aww, now I want a flower map. I love that about flowers... like the cyclamen. Turkey, also.
from wateryone :
That book's a favourite of so many people. It's quite well-known. I've never read it though. :(
from novembre :
i like your writing, too. and you should know. unicorns will save us from our respective cubicles, i am sure of this.
from wateryone :
OH! You love Carolyn Forche! Oh! I love her. I especially like 'Taking of our/my clothes' where she compares all the different parts of her body to different American landscapes. BUT, that's not the reason I'm leaving this note. I wanted to say that the idea of a movable hearth is great. I would say having a hearth is as important as finding your tribe. Love Jenn.
from wateryone :
This is true. Go vintage leather. It's the smell that I like. I'm like Becky, in that I don't know if I could give up yoghurt, but you're right... you can make up yhour own rules... you're doing it about reasons that -you- care about, afterall, not other people's reasons. Also.. hooray for friendster, I signed up ages ago, but forgot about it. I'm so glad you take photos of magnolias too. We should start a magnolia-love diaryring.
from raven72d :
Feel better...and do write soon.
from rixbear :
Hi! I read your diary and very much enjoyed what you had to say. "The reality of a darkness." My sentiments exactly. Thanks!
from wateryone :
oh oh! I love escaping to the dusty shelves. Your library life so mirrors mine!
from wateryone :
He just blows me away! But I'm not as good at expressing it as he is... I wish I could find the words to say how incredible he is.
from wateryone :
I love cataloguing... it's so ordered. It's also easier than writing HTML... or maybe it's just because I do it more often. Anyway, it's the one aspect of my job that keeps me busy (and looking busy) and for that I love it. I didn't realise you were studying for an MLIS.
from raven72d :
"Avalon" is a dreamy song...and a great video. Tell me more about your own interests and ideas...
from raven72d :
Spanish or Portuguese? And I love your tast in film and music.
from ktdream :
Just had to say I really really love your screenname. It's so dreamy and romantic and sweet. Anyway, congrats on doing so well on your Spanish test!
from thatmarygirl :
"When we met I was sure out to lunch" :) i like your list. have you ever read "lo's diary" by Pia Pera? i couldn't stop reading it and then i sorta hated myself for reading it. i'm pretty sure i loved it.
from red-river :
i liked your list. i had a boyfriend inspire me to be vegan, too. we were very incompatible, and if i had to say something about our relationship, it would be "we ate vegan food and he threw things at me." hey, are you free tomorrow (saturday)? i'm going to be in mpls, maybe we could get coffee.
from raven72d :
The New Years Eve entry was a delight. You have a lovely writing style...
from misericordia :
That was a romantical entry. hehe. congratulations on your unproposal. ps. I like your diary
from raven72d :
You have a lovely diary...
from bicyclelove :
hi, i'm *here*! we should have coffee again! and where is the snow?
from wateryone :
mmm, librarian fashion. I love library fashion. I like to call it nouveau-geek.
from threeletters :
i must be vastly wrong about the title of that book cuz i can find no trace of it, but thought i'd let you know i tried. I just read your entire diary an also wanted to thank you for writing it. I'm an only child too and know just what you mean about having a rich past (and a place you can return to) of sitting and listening to yourself.
from bicyclelove :
thanks so much for the book, and yes, he stabbed it... before he went crazy, he was telling me how excited he was that me and donna like the ISB, because he's played them for so many people and no one gets it... we were all looking at the book... and then the next morning, after the bloodbath, i find the poor book with three stab wounds. i don't know what he was thinking. it's kind of funny, though.
from threeletters :
Until a week ago I worked at a book store and picked up and read all sorts of things. "Amaze Yourself!" wasn't astonishing; it mostly just happened to be lying around. If I swing by said bookstore, though, i'll look up the isbn for you. Also amazing was reading your most recent entry to hear you have lots of vegan friends! I'm very envious. Please let me know if you possess a secret vegan-meeting technique, or something.
from bicyclelove :
hey, am i still eligible for a free book? cause i would love a copy of the ISB book, if that's possible! i can send you my address but i lost your email... i am totally obsessed with the ISB right now. it's driving my friends crazy!
from wateryone :
Wow. I can't believe I made you cry. You must love the earth very much :) It's my favourite entry as well. I like the idea that the earth is like a body, but not always gendered. There's the really good book by Annette Kolodny called 'Lay of the Land' about all the metaphors about the female body that have been used to describe landscapes, and then the way the landscape was misused. Exploring that connection. The poem is by Carolyn Forche. But anyway, I guess I like the idea that my body is a place, and a region, and that the places that I love make me feel as at home as I am in my own body. Does that make sense? It seems like a gentler image.
from bicyclelove :
hmmm, good thought (re. marriage). you are wise. i totally forgot that i get this way when i'm in love, because i guess i've only been in love one other time! i was really surprised when i started being insane a few days ago. so i clinically have borderline personality disorder when i'm in love with someone, but not otherwise. yeah, he left this morning for work and it all started again, not as bad, but just not believing i'll ever see him again... i have no idea why! and self destructive impulses.. the other night i shot up morphine and i never would have done that otherwise! wtf. anyway, i heard of the i.s.b. from donna's boyfriend sam, who is totally insane... they downloaded a bunch of songs.. i bought "the beautiful hangman's daughter" and once i have more money i plan to buy a bunch more. i love their world. have you heard "witch's hat" or "job's song"? those are the best. bye bye. oh ps. last night at the calexico show i wrote "we are all so very young" on my arm and forgot about it until i was getting undressed. :)
from bicyclelove :
i also need a talisman. i try to use a drug or a person to make me safe but they always fall short or make me worse. ... i think of you sometimes, sweet girl. keep riding your bike and wearing pretty shoes!
from bicyclelove :
wow. that crazy guy said some amazing things. i liked what you wrote about the bathroom window/2d reality/consciousness also. sorry i'm a flake and didn't email you back! :) becky
from bicyclelove :
your writing is very beautiful. i wish i had something comforting to say.. we should go out for coffee or something before i leave mpls, if you want. i've never met anyone off diaryland before. (i like how you talk about living for love)
from brokenbirdee :
bebe our luv is in the stars, i know it's tru--b/c i've been listening and listening to "i talk to the wind"! it's so fairport convention of them, dontchu think? je t'aime & hope to see u so soon, bebe
from edithpilaf :
I hated library school, but if you want to be an "informational professional," by all means, go. Look at this week's DTWOF comic at www.planetout.com/entertainment. If you identify with what Mo is doing, go and forget anything I've said. Good luck!
from bicyclelove :
thank you for the nice message. and i love that balthus painting in the mia. he is one of my favorite painters... it's cool that you live in mpls. i wonder if we know the same people. bye-bye.
from misericordia :
Hookers on bicycles? Sounds good to me. I like bicycles and I like sex workers so the combination sounds as tasty as chocolate and peanut butter. -mark
from katiedoyle :
so with you on that escape thing. no, never been to fargo. grew up in texas. 4h trips to iowa, pennsylvania, and washington dc. iowa involved a side trip to buffalo city sd. also took a family trip to mt. rushmore, but there were no birthday parties involved, doncha know. ;) kd
from misericordia :
I've seen the Gossip three times!!! I'm going to see them in Boston on the 10th and in NYC on the 12th!!!! Super Gossip rocking action. Beth is soooo hott. I'm glad you don't hate me. I was sad.
from misericordia :
I don't think we ever dated, but I'm sorry you hate me anyway. Lots of Hugs, Mark
from kats :
hey, thank you for signing me up! library school is good fun.... ;)

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