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from sosuga :
Hi not sure if you still update? I googled my own email addy and your notes came up - is there any way to delete the note I left with my address on it? ugh!! Thank you!!
from bethb :
hey- i just saw the notes you left me in the notes section- going back a long long while (i forgot about the 'notes' portion of this thing) and I just wanted to say thanks. Also, in a weird way, it's comforting to know strangers are still reading this. Hope your dog & B are well & chicago is being nice to the three of you. I'm coming out to chicago in July & i'm counting the days
from ottodixless :
Thanks. You've been on here even longer than me, even if you've not posted for ages. Celebrate a belated 10-year anniversary. I do kind of miss writing her more often, like I used to do, once you get out of the habit it's hard to start again, but it's definitely helpful in thinking things over or just for venting.
from vla :
thank you for that. I like poetry too, actually. and that one made me cry. weirdly. because i was feeling very un-cry-y. I feel like I would like that and get it at the ceremony but might be the only one. but who the hell cares.
from vla :
family issues are why it is helpful to move to la! that sounds very, very annoying. I love that you updated though, I've missed your writing.
from limes-sugar :
and THAT...is amazing.
from jumblygiant :
10% disturbing, 90% fantastic. (the disturbing portion is due to the Easter Bunny, of course)
from bethb :
puppy looks so happy!
from bethb :
hey, hope you're doing well!
from limes-sugar :
did you close? all done? all good?
from lass :
1. Happy Anniversary 2. Sean has a similar childhood friend whom I finally, bitchily, banned from any future visits. I won't even go into the litany of bs we've endured from this guy. 3. Have fun in Boston!
from limes-sugar :
Ahhhhh (your entry). I needed that. Step-parents/gf/bf can all be so weird. I am making my first trip home to see my stepmom since dad's death...and she said she was 'unavailable' on thursday to see me because she has plans--- dinner at 5pm with her church group at the Western Sizzlin. ok.
from lass :
Wow, that is one poignant song. Anger, empowerment, frustration, and dick-smelling all in one beautiful lyric. I only wish it had been out when Sean and I got married because, well, what a first dance THAT would have been. *sigh*
from bethb :
thanks lady! It's on its way to chicago as i type. if other people like it, i will be making bigger versions for the new WF flagship store being built right now
from vla :
aw, do it on tumblr! they love shit like that on there.
from bethb :
hi! *wave*
from lass :
Hugs, lady.
from vla :
aw, bees. I feel u.
from lass :
Good luck with the flight - I'm getting on a plane at 6am tomorrow, which should get me to Chicago just in time for the sleet. Yay.
from vla :
you're not being ridiculous. that's fuucked up. having money problems because you're out of work is one thing, but lying about your spending seems to speak to a different issue. Even if it is an expense, I think you should go back to the therapist. Maybe there he will be sort of forced to acknowledge it?
from limes-sugar :
why is the term 'lady friend' just hilarious?
from lass :
I'm all note-hoggy here. I could barely stand the 20's and 30's when I was up there at Thanksgiving.
from lass :
Yes, Austin.
from lass :
How's this for surreal - I saw Siouxise and the Banshees at Park West many, many moons ago.
from vla :
I know, it's funny. When reading your entries, I am often struck how similar J seems to R... And how we are both totally the dudes in the relationship. It makes me feel better too. I am not alone!
from lass :
Sorry to hear of the rift with the dad. The girlfriend sounds needy and clueless.
from limes-sugar :
me toooo. i have total post-election boredom. i put all my heart and soul into it and now?....wait...waiting... Miss you updates!!!!
from vla :
Hey, I have been thinking about your regarding the music thing. Have you heard the new TV on the Radio album? It's really good. xo.
from limes-sugar :
omg i am in a similar situation. have NO clothes or shoes for fall...everyone I ask "where'd you get that cute (insert item)?" says: "Anthropologie!" Damnit. And? I am also at a wierd place with my hairdresser...yet I have roots and split ends. Whatever is a girl to do? Re: The K Mafia..I can feel your frustration. Can't BB just start saying "We can't afford it. I can not use money I do not have." or has that been tried and tested already? :)
from lass :
The Kansas Mafia need to get over themselves and let their boy grow up and have his own life. Just sayin'. How totally infuriating.
from bethb :
I can't offer advice with the family junk, but I have to say, I think right now is a severely low-point for music in general. The new british sea power record is good, if you don't have that. but i haven't got a new band to be obsessed with in...well, almost forever. i thought vampire weekend was kinda fresh at first, but the kids glommed on instantly so it's 8 shades of retarded to try to see them live. oh music....what hath the interwebs done to ye?
from vla :
so, wow. the kansas mafia stuff is just insane. That would drive me crazy. rob's family is a little bit like that too. That main thing is that he's married to you now, so your new family needs to be put first--always. the decisions you guys make need to be respected and he seriously does need to make that clear to them. god. cut those apron strings! Obviously you know all of this, but it does annoy me too. R's family is kind of using his seriously ill grandfather has a tool of manipulation right now, so I feel you.
from bethb :
oh my god, she waited on the corner for *4 days* for the jerks who abandoned her to come back? man...please send me job listings so i can move to chicago and adopt her.
from lass :
Oh my god...that dog. I am forwarded her info. to some Chicago friends. I'll let you know if any of them are going to take her.
from oneplace :
Hooray!
from oneplace :
I tag you! For a meme. At that other place, you know.
from aryssa18 :
hi can i have your lock info?
from lass :
Now here's a difference between you and me. You want to boycott. I would have said something like "Salt and sugar are the only two things I can taste after my morning crack hit." Because I'm secretly 12.
from lass :
Ahahahaha - I said exactly the same thing on my page this morning. What the fuck is up with the hair? And did you read all the scary background info. Jezebel dug up on her? Ack.
from limes-sugar :
I knowwwww. how cute was mama b?? especially when she mouths "that's true!" about joe needing to get back out there and bloody noses.
from lass :
I started reading that story yesterday and had to stop. I'm generally anti-death penalty but yes, there is no reason for that thing to take up space on this planet.
from vla :
nine times????????? jesusgod.
from lass :
Oh, how I miss Hot Doug's. Man oh man. Also, I read online that Bill Murray is going to parachute in for the A&W show this year. What the fuck?
from bethb :
hey also, a girl i know from DC is putting this on tomorrow- i think i'm going to try to go http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/gms/791333667.html
from bethb :
hey, i'm going to hot doug's tomorrow!
from lass :
Double the dead here. And extra dead points for cheating on an ailing wife.
from vla :
VIP Muvico theater? whaaa? googling...
from hungry-hippo :
Thanks for that tip! Yes, I will definitely try to incorporate the legs more. ANy other helpful comments you have on my tennis-related entries are totally welcome... :)
from vla :
aw, I am getting my brows done after work tomorrow, I totally need a hair cut, my roots are starting to show... being a girl *is* hard. or something.
from lass :
Ah yes...the unwanted phone call. I get those too but luckily I work at home and can opt not to pick up the phone.
from bethb :
ohmigod, yes. renegade. I forgot they opened a store. other chicago tips appreciated! also, i'm sorry you didn't enjoy paris. I think a rail strike would be really really hard to get around the city. also- guide books effing lie. i had some book stores that i was assured were open on sunday- nothing in paris is open on sunday except for the latin quarter where people won't wait on you at restaurants if you're a single lady. it's weird. but i still love that city. did you get to go to the forum in rome? i think the highest tier of that place is paradise.
from lass :
Oooh, lala! Those saucy, tit-grabbing frenchies...also, sorry to hear about the work suckage.
from limes-sugar :
love it. missed ya. can't wait for the big update on it all!
from vla :
dude. I have been DYING for an update over here.
from lass :
Congrats to you and Mr. Knees. Have a great time on your trip to Paree!
from vla :
omg, I totally thought about you on sat! it was so gorgeous outside! at least there was that... hee. congrats, doll.
from bathtubmary :
i was thinking about you - glad it went well, can't wait to hear more about the wedding and paris. xoxo, d
from ottodixless :
That's what they say about Afflecks, "one for sorrow, two for joy!" It's an old superstition round where I come from.
from oneplace :
Enjoy your day, ms bees - you've certainly earned it! xx
from bethb :
one of the best things i did kind of by accident was i went to the eiffel tower around...i think 6 pm? so it was bright and sunny at the bottom and by the time i got to the top the sun was down and the city was all lit up. it was really really cool. and there's this...weird lightshow (i think around 8 maybe?) where lights pop on and off like the whole tower is sparkling. i know it's ghey, but i love that shit.
from vla :
gonna be at your wedding venue tomorrow!
from lass :
I don't know what could top the dogs but let me think of some recommendations...
from limes-sugar :
hi bees. you are not a loon. THe BFs just don't walk the dogs as good as we can. I guess it matters whether or not you actually jerk the leash away. Sadly, which I've done. The thing is, I feel like if I *don't* take it away, I will truly lose my mind. Not to mention my dog seems annoyed, shooting my bf looks like "wtf are you doing, you fking novice?!@?"
from vla :
i love tracie too!!!!!!!!!!
from lass :
If that makes you sad, then I am in the same sad boat because a) another non-smoker of the devil weed and b) highly amused by PP and Jezebel in general.
from vla :
omg. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
from bethb :
super awesome necklace! also- you totally look like my friend anna. also also- long blondes-- good?
from lass :
Look at pretty you!!!
from bettyford :
gorgeous!
from vla :
aw, you look so cute! and with a manicure. :)
from limes-sugar :
yeah. I hear ya. Today I received (thru a disgusted friend) one of those terrible false email forwards taking snippets from Obama's books and saying he is a muslim and just...all sorts of racists crap. I decided to email the girl I didn't know, begging her to stop or at least learn how to do some research. She wrote me back "I do not want HIM (A MUSLIM!) as my president." :::Sigh:::: She lives in Mississippi.I got hate mail later on from her brother and dad....
from oneplace :
Oh, it's me, Friday at http://fridayfilms.blogspot.com. I just keep this page to bookmark all y'all, without hurting the feelings of others I've given up on. Because surely they care deeply about what I read.
from oneplace :
I've tagged you, for a meme. Because I know you don't have nearly enough to do right now.
from lass :
Amen on the primary comments. Way to live up to your reputation, WVa and KY.
from lass :
Glad you got the dress issue sorted out. Maybe I should send your dad some wine, too, so he'll chill the hell out?! :)
from ecstasia :
I would love to continue reading your words, but alas I've forgotten your password. If you're sharing - perfidy@mac.com
from lass :
Ack. I wish there was something I could do for you. Is there? Because I totally would - just name it. Also, have I mentioned lately that I think your employers are complete tools?
from bethb :
is it weird that i totally had a dream about your wedding? we were running around NYC finding stuff for like, table tops and favors. you had a chinese theme wedding. it was so weird.
from vla :
can you explain this to my boyfriend? cause he thinks it will be "fun" to plan a wedding. and also, you're so pretty, bees.
from vla :
aw, bees! you're so sweet. i'm actually just about to run over to olivia's. i'm kind of excited to leave the house! thanks so much for the offer though. you're a doll. and DON'T forget the card! i learned the hard way. also, why are these boys such babies?
from bettyford :
did you get to take BB to see the baby elephant? that was the sweetest b-day gift idea. i fetching love fake dirty words. we had to start using those when miles began repeating everything we said. my fave was using "stool" for "shit". so we would say, "that's total bullstool!" or "you're full of stool, man." fun times! sometimes i get really sad that we didn't have a wedding and instead got married at the courthouse with my big pregnant belly all trailer park style. i bet you'll be glad you've gone through all of this stress for the wedding. one day. either way - it'll be over soon.
from limes-sugar :
oh my fking god. Your bosses need to go f themselves. hard. hee.
from vla :
thank you so so much for that note. i just kinda needed to hear someone else say that knew what I was going through, I guess. It made me feel a lot better. so thanks. relationships can be so suffocating and I do not deal well with that... also, good points about the mom thing. that stuff is also so hard for me. gah. and O! I seriously hope you do not have to deal with the dad's g.f. I will say a special prayer to baby jesus about that. jeez. also, I would also say Stella would be a beer hit at the wedding. ;)
from limes-sugar :
beer: Stella!!
from limes-sugar :
funny. I was remarking recently that I am going to give going out to dinner with my bf a rest for a while...lately it always seems to end in an argument. So annoying. Anyway, I liked thinking of you listening to Snoop while putting your wedding stuff together. ha. fun fun.
from lass :
I like the trip idea. Also, re the douche-y potential guests: I say copy and paste your entry about them and send it in an email. People are so fucking clueless sometimes.
from bethb :
i've never been there, but there is an aquarium in baltimore too that's the greatest place ever. baby elephants are kinda special. and won't be babies for very long...
from vla :
those are both better gift ideas than what I was thinking of getting R, which was ... um, a set of dominos. ha. and I would be so pissed at those losers too! RUDE. also, I cannot believe you're inviting them + dates. I cannot tell you how many weddings R gets invited to (out of town though) minus me!
from vla :
I seriously think I am going just in time to see animal collective. like, that's it. also, my boy is selling water. haha. what a dork.
from bettyford :
"lifestyle porn" . . . Golden!
from lass :
How...um...thoughtful? (Bethb is right about the mega-Midol, btw.) Also, was I drunk enough with the notes the other night? Sheesh.
from bethb :
the 12-hour midol is....i can't live without it. although it looks like viagra.
from limes-sugar :
thanks for the note bees. yeah. I actually wish I could have said what you said to him: "you are just transferring anger to me because I am acting rationally to something completely irrational that you have done." Thank yeewwww and good night.
from lass :
PS a little tipsy tonight so perhaps too harsh with the language but seriously...phone calls all day the day of your mom's funeral??!! Gah. People need to get their priorities straight, at the very least. Ok, leaving now... :)
from lass :
Oh, no...I am so sorry about your uncle. As for the phoning co-workers. Fuck them. Up the ass. Twice. With a stick. That shit's outrageous.
from vla :
also, I am catching up on you right now and I cannot tell you what insane JOY it gave me to read about your couples counseling. ! I don't know why but that made me very happy. Maybe something to do with being around boy and his mother for a week. yeah, maybe. hee.
from vla :
I would probably wear the heels but end up taking them off pretty quickly to dance and you know. drink. :)
from jumblygiant :
Buy the adorable fun shoes to wear during the reception and then you'll have them to wear after the wedding extravaganza is over. as far as the other shoes, flip a coin? i know, i'm so terribly helpful. can't wait to see what the dress looks like!
from lass :
I went for cute but uncomfortable and changed into some clunky platform sandals about two seconds after the vows. I say keep the uncomfortable ones and buy either pair #2 or #3 to change into when your feet get tired. It's your super-special day and a girl needs to have some shoes. Helpful, aren't I?
from lass :
Kudos to the counselor. Also, I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT THE FISHIES!! THINK OF THE ENVIRONMENT!!!!!111!!! Yikes.
from bethb :
best. marriage counselor. ever.
from limes-sugar :
ooommmmgggg. What an annoying c*nt answer on the message boards!! Not yours- hers!! Sea Bass isn't endangered, is it? I just fking looked it up and could find nothing about it being 'overfished.' Sea bass is fking awesome and that is exactly why your reply posting was awesome. jeeeeez. Socially conscious about FISH? Goddamn. :)
from lass :
Mmmm...cake.
from vla :
omg. omg! what the fuck is going on with chicago this winter? my heat has been out for two days, btw. i swear, chicago means to kill us.
from limes-sugar :
hi! You are pals with my very good pals Valerie and Annika, so I thought I'd finally stop by and introduce myself! :) I'd love to give you a read if you don't mind. I am locked as well. I don't see your email addy on here, but I am LFHeath at gmail dot com. If you don't mind shooting me your user/pass, I'll reply with mine. Thanks bees!
from vla :
"baby massage" made me giggle.
from bethb :
invites by hammerpress are almost reason alone to make me want to get married
from vla :
have fun tonight! and I meant to comment last time: gooooooood god, chicago sucks this winter.
from bathtubmary :
i know you're not into it this year, but happy birthday anyway! xoxo, d
from jumblygiant :
i'd probably quit after the first thing on the list (pillow covers). that's insane. and i think you have every right to be irritated. and a bees birthday! yay! i hope you don't have to hear the words allergen or irritant at all on your bday. thats my fantastic birthday wish for you. xo.
from lass :
Maybe you should just buy him a bubble to live in and be done with it. (See, you're not the only asshole...) Also, you may not give a shit that tomorrow is your bday, but I do. So Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu, Miss Knees. Hope you are able to go out and do something fun!
from vla :
That is a long list of annoying stuff... I would not want to do that either. gah. Living with people is hard! Maybe have him handle it, since it's his sinuses? (Or is that the wrong attitude. I never know.) Anyway. Happy b-day, dollface. I was so not feeling mine either this year. But maybe it will turn out nice. At least it's on a Friday!
from vla :
gah, feel better, bees! that sounds terrible. and I hope you learned your lesson! ALWAYS hold babies when you have the flu. ALWAYS.
from ottodixless :
Ugh, I feel bad having a job where nobody cares what I do. If I had the choice I'd pay you to offer romantic advice to clueless hipsters because you always have something relatively intelligent to say to me. But fuck, what sort of guy cares what you do in relation to vague family members you don't know. I have enough trouble not directly annoying people somebody's heard of without worrying about annoying people I don't know.
from bethb :
she sounds like the "other" woman on that reba macentire sitcom...the one that brock marrried after they were divorced. wow, i clearly know too much about that show. she does sound totally frightful. i think it's weird when oldsters act like teens with new love. maybe it's natural, but it's still gross. how long have they been dating? could you and your brother schedule a time with your dad (maybe have him come to chicago solo) and sit down and have an intervention? tell him you made an effort to travel and don't see him often and he spent all his time with Joleen or whatever her name is. although if her name is really Joleen, i'll pee my pants laughing.
from lass :
Oh, ack. She sounds hideous. Is it possible your dad is rebounding and will come to his senses?
from vla :
whoa. she sounds awful... maybe this is just some kind of weird stage for your dad? for your sake, I hope so!
from lass :
Ground Countrol to Major Bees...hope all is well with you.
from lass :
Oooh...yummy drinks! There's a place in Austin that makes a gimlet with pureed cucumber, red pepper flakes and rosemary. Delicious!
from vla :
yay, thanks. I love it. if you are having a hard time getting in with your guy, go see tara and art + science in wp. she's awesome, and I think you'd like her. I actually thought of you when I got this cut, cause you have cute short hair. :)
from vla :
feeling this entry. all this snow can suck it too.
from lass :
Holy crap, girl. I am out in the western suburbs this weekend and will email you my cell phone number. If you need emergency beers, call me.
from vla :
omg, that sounds like a shitty weekend... And so sorry about your injury! Gah. When it rains, it pours. We should meet up for a drink sometime! Discuss pros 'n cons of co-habitation...
from bathtubmary :
was your bro's wedding in pe*body? because that would be too weird! it was a beautiful place. xo, d
from vla :
aw, shit. I have to go to the hideout that night. thanks for the advice. it helps.
from vla :
Jens Lekman! I want to go to that show... I hope you get your bonus. and: any advice on how to cut ties with a friend? you said you've done it, but... just curious.
from bathtubmary :
jens lekman! lucky. he was here last night and i missed him. have fun, and good luck with stupid gross work. xoxox, d
from lass :
My last apt. in Chi was at Marshfield & Haddon, a mere stone's throw from the deliciousness of La Pasadita. I have yet to find a place in Austin that can rival their charred salsa.
from lass :
I meant to give you this URL - they have some amusing baby gifts. http://www.wrybaby.com/default.aspx
from lass :
Whew on the love-pup. All babies look like one of the following: Porky Pig, Winston Churchill or ET.
from bethb :
whew! never thought i'd say this, but hooray for cysts!
from vla :
aw, good news! about the pup and the baby! in that order!! :)
from vla :
all my fingers and toes are crossed.
from lass :
Yes, cunt-y-ness abounds these days...I will be in Chicago for a week at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas and I think we need to meet. And drink.
from sosuga :
what a beautiful animal, i am so sorry for your loss sweetie...at least it sounds like there wasnt any pain or not for long. You are in my thoughts <3
from lass :
I'm thinking of you...big hugs.
from lass :
Ah, weddings...they bring out the psycho in everyone. My normally sane mom went balls-out crazy when I got married. It was remarkable. And soooo irritating.
from vla :
This totally made me laugh: "I'd still rather have a puppy than a baby, though." My thoughts exactly! p.s. I'd probably skip out on tonight, if I were you. I am bad like that.
from lass :
I yearn for the pre-Britney world of old...
from vla :
so did you go to the renegade fair this weekend? um, I did. I bought a t-shirt for r, THREE necklaces, a book, and a ring. oops. : /
from bethb :
i am so making pins that say "I AM NOT A SQUARE". also, i would kill to look like britney now. except maybe not the bald bit.
from vla :
total word on the VMAs.
from bethb :
ok, this is a little gross, but if your stomach hurts, do you vomit? and if you do, does it help the pain? i had some bouts with that this year and looked it up. i think it's dyspepsia. or dispepsia or something. so far, exercise and not eating crap has helped. helpful, i know.
from lass :
Since it seems other people are experiencing your dad's behavioral changes in the same way you are, I'd venture to say it's more him than you. Just my two cents. Also, I am on the Mayo Clinic symptom checker at least once a month, diagnosing myself with carefree abandon. I love it!
from vla :
I am SO pissed. So, do you workout anywhere now? Any recommendations for a new gym? I am kinda thinking I might wait to see if someone buys that place? hmmm. dunno.
from hungry-hippo :
if you want to reach me on AIM i'm akmartin
from lass :
The "cunt" police could lock me up for a good long time...I'm a repeat offender and feel perfectly okay with it.
from hungry-hippo :
Thanks. Your nice note (and the fact that you're reading) make me feel better. :)
from hungry-hippo :
I just had an MRI yesterday on my hip. I have bursitis of the greater trochanter, I bet you 100 bucks that is what it is. But I got the MRI to see. If that's what it is, the doc can give me steroid shots in the joint. He did mention PT but for some reason I don't think that is the approach with bursitis because it is inflammatory? Not sure. Anyway, I am wroking on it, but I also am tired of hurting.
from ecstasia :
Hello, I've forgotten your password, please let me know if you're sharing.
from hungry-hippo :
Thanks for your kind & thoughtful note. I'll update with my thoughts today.
from lass :
I can't even read that shit anymore because it makes me want to kill someone. I will never understand people who use animals for "sport", let alone something as heinous as what Vick has apparently been involved with. Asshole.
from lass :
Oh man, just reading about the dress hell made me feel stabby. The wedding industry is rivaled only by the funeral industry in its shittiness.
from bethb :
i don't know if this makes you feel better or worse, but i think that...err..."look" is more predominant in chicago than other areas. there are a few here, but man, pitchfork (you didn't miss anything) was RIPE with those folk. i think i blame the bike-messenger-chic look
from lass :
Sorry to hear you're struggling with your mom's death. Believe me when I tell you I understand.
from bethb :
thanks for the Ohio House motel tip. this place is really really rad. xoxoxoxoxoxo
from lass :
Fridayfilms is a smart lady. You are perfectly within your (non-whiny) rights to feel the way you are feeling about the situation with your dad. Big hugs.
from fridayfilms :
I don't think you need to justify how you're feeling. It seems perfectly logical to me. I'm sorry. Be well, bees. And don't for heaven's sake let any therapist make you use crayons to draw your inner child! Some will do that sort of thing. xx
from errantnights :
just say how to make it right and i swear i'll do my best to comply
from ottodixless :
I frequently listen to Don't Falter when I'm feeling depressed and crappy and loveless, to cheer me up, which is far sadder than listening to it just because it's an ace summer anthem.
from lass :
Yikes on the psycho ex. Nice to know she'll be responsible for raising a child.
from molyn :
Did you change your password? I keep thinking that I'm just entering it incorrectly :)
from bathtubmary :
thanks, ma'am! xo, d
from fridayfilms :
Do you have this in Chicago? http://www.orlakiely.com/collections/ If you have the patience to wait for it on the loop, I got married in the one with a cream bust and green skirt. It was a lot longer on me obviously. But anyway, if you dare to stray from tradition, it's a really nice place to shop for wedding clothes, and it's costly so you don't feel as though you're skimping either. (And in the UK, the dress sizes are INCREDIBLY flattering to boot). Just a suggestion! I'm all locked up for good by the way, but feel free to shoot me an email if ever the need to communicate should strike.
from boyecho :
slackin' in my duties. might i trouble you for your latest password? faintwhitelights at hotmail dot com wahoo.
from bettyford :
sometimes i wish that i were BB. not in a "big dyke" way or anything. not even in an outlaw way. it's just that, you're so fucking awesome. even with that extra .02 pounds (which i bet is all in the boobage area - not that i was looking at your boobs! i'm straight!).
from fridayfilms :
Hi there. Is this where a person wanting to collect a password would, uh, come to collect a password? Please send to jupiteratik@hotmail.com if that's okay. And congratulations on your news, by the way. Good job! (I dunno, I'm not sure what else one says in these situations. I guess I could have stopped at congratulations.)
from myra-lee :
Hi! You're probably already aware of these, but I thought those "Anti-Bride Guide" books (by Chronicle Books) were pretty cool. At the very least, they have some clever ideas for avoiding The Wedding Machine (which will try to suck you in at every step), and you can get them dirt cheap used on Amazon.
from lass :
You hate bitchy, hateful women? I guess we can't be friends anymore, then...*sob*
from bethb :
on behalf of all of DC- i approve you. *bing* also- congrats!!!!! xoxo
from lass :
Congratulations to you, foxy lady! If you want advice on how to be the surliest, most stressed out bride ever, I'm your gal.
from jumblygiant :
holy moly bees! congrats! can't wait to hear the details.
from bathtubmary :
! !!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! yay. xo, d
from bethb :
i.. blink blink. wow. that is seriously new levels of grossness. your father should outright tell mitzy-bitzy-bootiekins that his wife didn't want her whorebag ass buying the house. and then slam the door for good measure. good grief people. i'm going to give ettiquette lessons.
from lass :
Holy shit. If you want to email me her name and address, I could send HER a letter...We had a similar thing with real estate agents after my dad died. Because we're a sick bunch, my older bro. told one of them that we were thinking of having our dad entombed in one of the walls and what did he think that would do to the price of the house? People suck.
from bettyford :
can you go home and change, after making some BS excuse to work? and pin back those bangs!
from myra-lee :
Geez, that's lame, expecting you to drop everything at your current job and run on over for an interview! Lawyers are the most impatient people on earth. Have you thought any more about a clerkship? I'm going to be externing for a federal judge next fall, and I'm hoping that will be the next best thing to clerking. Also, I agree with lass: the brother sounds like a real asshole. I hope BB can just circumvent the brother and get the gig he wants.
from lass :
Holy crap - the stuff with BB and his brother sounds like the making of some Gothic rivalry. The brother sounds like an asshole, if I may venture such a strong opinion. Also, the extra points ARE beer points, as far as I'm concerned. That's what I call them, anyway.
from lass :
Two things: I must be the fat kid, too because I ate a last meal that consisted mostly of queso and tortilla chips, so I'm with ya. Also, Boston has some of the prettiest cemeteries in the country. I love the really old ones downtown - the headstones all have things like "Suffered horribly for three weeks, then died" - blunt, those Bostonians.
from bathtubmary :
it's snowing here too - what the hell? i am so ready for spring i could cry. xoxo, d
from hungry-hippo :
thanks for your supportive message :)
from lass :
OMG. The meeting was so beautifully horrifying that I am hooked. It was like being plopped into in a Christopher Guest movie. So weird. Also, thanks for the offer of overflow crap - I think I'm gonna do the online thing and see how that goes. I am psyched about the actual diet part of it because it seems totally do-able with my weird eating habits.
from bettyford :
"somehow my mental taskmaster will not kick into gear without the promise of some post-menopausal woman in mom jeans weighing me in". ok, i think those mom jeans must be some sort of subliminal message that hypnotizes members into thinking that even though they know the point value of everything, by heart, it's still imperative to fork over 12 bucks a week or no weight will be lost.
from lass :
Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of - I don't really want to sit around listening to other people's tales of woe. I'm gonna go to a meeting tonight to sign up/get the plan in place and see how I feel from there. I don't really need a bunch of people cheering me on - I just want the tools I'll need to lose the weight...
from lass :
Our worlds are colliding again - I am attending my first-ever WW meeting tonight. The size of the swimsuit I just purchased, (which barely fits me at that) prompted me to look into it. I've heard nothing but good things about it and I'm hoping to shed the flab quickly. I'm not much of a joiner, so I'm a little worried about the meetings thing, but if the weight comes off fast I guess I won't mind sitting around with other chubbettes talkin' bout fat and stuff...
from bettyford :
hey, i meant to tell you that miles does totally love his hair. in btwn his hair cut and my own, my hair dresser and i were taking a smoke break and miles kept going back into the hair dresser's "studio" so he could admire himself. thanks for the good kitty words. later, decorator!
from bethb :
which two!?! which two?!?
from bettyford :
i did numerous google searches yesterday trying to find a picture of a "shorter" haircut that i could print out and take with me. i even went to the drug store to look at hair magazines. apparently, they don't have those for the opposite sex. but yeah, that was totally what i was thinking and will continue my quest . . .
from bettyford :
"This guy claims to have a photographic memory, but he actually has a totally selective memory, omitting his own mistakes and shortcomings." hahahahahahaha! fucking awesome!
from lass :
That place looks kick ass, although the "add to rental basket" button at the bottom of the page is bizarre. How many places would anyone book at once?
from bettyford :
are you and BB going to get the room with the canopy bed? ohh-la-la!
from bettyford :
awww . . . bees. thanks for saying that shit. i needed that reality check regarding my right to bitch and moan in my own secret diary. i often wish we could get super sloppy drunk together. except that i loved the last kiss. but i hated garden state. seems like people love one or the other. but i wouldn't have forgiven him, if it were some real life scenario, and that life was mine. i just liked the movie.
from myra-lee :
I'm with you on the stabby feelings re: The Last Kiss. I hated how the dad told Zach Braff "do whatever it takes" and apparently that meant "sleep on the porch for a while until she caves because she's pregnant and vulnerable." WTF?
from lass :
Unexpected, moochy guests suck mighty donkey dick. Sorry your weekend got hijacked.
from bettyford :
k, i was obviously talking out of my ass and didn't "get" the whole situation when i left you that note at 4 in the am. i felt all omniscient 12 hours ago. now i feel like poop.
from vla :
haha. drinks! you said the magic fucking word. when/where.
from bettyford :
i seriously CAN NOT understand why in the FUCK you would move instead of BB? he needs to MOVE. NOT YOU. i mean, what the fuck? for real. there is no question. at all. and you *so* know that. and he needs to know that too!
from fridayfilms :
I feel for you. The worst part is, you won't know how it will be until you get there and do all those things. But you can only try, and two heads living together in the same place is better than one head worrying about it on her own, or some weird and empty platitude like that. xo
from vla :
aw. thank you. kinda needed to hear that right now!
from lass :
I just read your entry outloud to S. because Saturday night, guess what we did? Had take out and fell asleep watching the outtakes from Borat. Too funny. Also, Thax is and always has been more of a smelly mooch than anything else. Ugh.
from vla :
hahahah re: Thax Douglas. at r's last show in chicago they got stuck with him and then he asked r for BUS MONEY. hahah.
from vla :
o, actually ap or may too.
from vla :
jon brion was AWESOME friday. curious how the show will be tonight... also, do u know anyone looking for a place to stay in chicago June & July?? g is looking for a roomie in her awesome pad... um, she is a good roommate, I swear. she cooks. cleans. :) forget everything bad I have said. really. good roommate.
from bethb :
i actually know a few rad ladies in KCMO. twittering machine is one of the bestest. you should definitely meet her. i would feel weird leaving the east coast (although i'm looking hard at chicago and philadelphia) but if i found a good public art type job, i could totally see myself there.
from vla :
antique rings! I say yesss to that. :) and: omfg. ... wow. marriage! and also. jon brion tonight. although, hideout tomorrow night, actually. ? for that sxsw thing. and ke's band is playing. but super early. so dunno. anyway. what do you think of the new arcade fire, btw? liking it. but ttl the boss! like you were saying a while back. funny.
from vla :
uh. I know.
from vla :
thanks for the update! and... you're totally right. I just had a break these last few days. I think I am better now. f him.
from vla :
update. :(
from vla :
ha. I just can't quit that phrase. laguna beach, betch. so... how's the hairs?
from vla :
hair did! whhheeeee!! at aaron?
from bettyford :
you have a dog walker come every day, right? and also, our dogs are like 6 years old and old (age unknown) and they ttl go through random detsructa-dog periods. and then they'll stop. like, last night, they turned over the kitchen garbage can for the first time in two years? wait it out. i adore that you are such a dog whore.
from lass :
Maybe she's having a midlife crisis - you know, a belated rebellious period. So uh, yeah. I know jack shit about dog behavior.
from mozangeles :
So, I got a lobotomy awhile back...therefore, I have no memory of your password...can you please send it to me again? *drools* SoulFrstrn@aol.com Danke! xoxo - me
from bettyford :
maybe she needs a little furry sibling? does she get along with other pups?
from vla :
thanks a lot for that note. I read all your words like little gifts.
from vla :
I know. It is bullshit. this is hard. ... thanks for your note.
from vla :
c.ute. !!! I bet they might get some of that stuff in at Penelope's. ? also, that model with the dark/short hair in some of those mini dresses? I bet your hair would look super cute like that.
from vla :
hee. wishful thinking!
from lass :
Miss Allie, don't be so hard on yourself. Your mom's death was recent and, if I may say this, you need to allow yourself time to grieve. And if part of that grieving process is withdrawing from folks for a while, so be it. *hugs*
from myra-lee :
I'm also considering whether I should pursue a clerkship! One of my profs (who did two clerkships and was a hotshot appellate attorney for the govt) is REALLY pushing me to clerk. I know that a letter from her would pretty much guarantee me a position...but I can't decide if I want to do it. I agree with you: clerking at the appellate level would be ideal. I think the exposure to the law would be pretty much invaluable. I'll be curious to see if you decide to go for it! In the meantime, good luck with the decision-making. I too am hesitant when it comes to making giant life decisions, so I feel your pain.
from vla :
aw. congrats.
from sosuga :
aliens is RIGHT!!! lol!
from vla :
haha. no way!
from fadein :
hey Alli - do you still get notifications for these? still read them? if so, please email me ASAP. its billburman AT gmail. i need something, and this time its not arcade fire tickets
from hungry-hippo :
hey baby. You may have sent me the pw but don't recall getting it and I can't find it in my gmail. Could you send again? just send to my dland email and it will end up in my gmail. thanks honeybunch. :)
from myra-lee :
Hello Ms. Bees. Can I please know the password to yr diary? I have been scarce 'round these parts lately, but I intend to return! My e-mail is amclough@yahoo.com. Hope you're hanging in there with all your annoying bosses! I must say your work-related entries sometimes make me fear for my upcoming firm life. It seems that most associates I know work for lame/inept partners.
from lass :
You're welcome and glad to hear it wasn't too traumatic. Also, I want to hug that pup-in-a-cast soooo bad. How sweet is that face?!
from vla :
sadly, scratch the vday date with r. gah. m freaked. I am bad at this. see update.
from lass :
Mags I like: Utne, Bust, Ready Made (or Make), Dwell, The New Yorker, um...Vanity Fair. Good luck with going through your mom's stuff. My siblings and I saved a few sentimental things from my Dad's house but we loaded the bulk of it onto a Ryder truck and took it to the local Goodwill. If you spend too much time dwelling on that stuff, ALL of it suddenly becomes precious. Anyhow...hugs to you.
from vla :
p.s. thank god you update. I am so bored.
from vla :
so. is he still against moving here? or... also. when we were cleaning out my grandma's stuff I found it somewhat easier just to plow through. that's hard. are there other family members that can help? because then I think it's a little easier... also. this is a ttl girly suggestion but I kinda heart Lucky mag.
from vla :
dear god alllllfuckingmighty. you know that's where I am from? DON'T EVER GO THERE.
from bathtubmary :
as i write this john waters is on steve jones's radio show and they've played several selections from that cd (which i previously was unaware existed). so. awesome. xoxo,d
from bettyford :
thanks for that piece of sage advice!
from vla :
hee. um. duh. solo outing = date. god.
from vla :
haha. ok, I am apparently a retard too. what's a solo outing. I got to be honest... I think I was overreacting. I mean, he bailed b/c he was sick. and then re-asked me out by tuesday night at 5pm. that is acceptable, right? I am thinking. yes.
from vla :
wait. why the change of heart?
from vla :
hee, you're funny. and spot on with the dating advice, as always. I totally agree. sigh. I hate chicago.
from vla :
ok. that motivated me to email him back. hee. ONE MORE SHOT. based ttl on puppy bowl.
from vla :
omg. so. that is what he wanted me to see!?!?!? I. had. no. idea. puppyfuckingbowl, dude.
from vla :
:(
from vla :
hee. I appologize. for some reason I thought I recalled you enjoying that band. funny that we both find them annoying. should have known!
from vla :
in further crazy news, I am sure he is also going out and sleeping with anonymous girls. Just got THAT lovely bit of info from G this week too, that he is apprently a total ho. fucking GREAT. and also, yes. Churchy like choir-y. Polyphonic Spree-y. hee. I know you like them, but I kinda hate them. ... well, a couple songs. ha. anyway. this is annoying, but maybe take a tiny moment to appreciate the coolness of your not ttl insane boy tonight. hee. I mean, DUDE s kinda made me think back fondly on KE. haha.
from vla :
o.m.g. wtf? seriously?? like, aren't there enough chicks in ny or something? god. ... anyway, my musical complaint of the day is churchy sounding indie rock. gah.
from vla :
haha, someone ttl should tell s that. i would LOVE it.
from lass :
Ok, I just realized how obnoxious the name-drop was...ack.
from lass :
Texas is full of sports-tards and I've had too many people ask me if I'm "psyched" because "my" team is in the Super Bowl. I tell them I don't "give" a "flying fuck" about it. Was Fred rude to you? (He's an old pal...)
from vla :
ttl word on super bowl. like, super what?
from bethb :
yikes! glad bb is ok. have fun in NYC. blow a kiss to paul weller for me.
from hungry-hippo :
need pword -- got new computer and don't have the pword saved on it!
from ottodixless :
Happy birthday. Have a great night. I guess 31 and upwards is not so important except as an excuse for food and drink.
from bathtubmary :
i hope you have a fabulous birthday. xoxo, d
from vla :
o shiz.
from randomrabbit :
Could I please have the password?
from lass :
I've been all over those stories, too. I didn't see the Oprah interview but I read on CNN that the parents are asking for a donation to their "foundation" for any interviews given. Which, if the foundation is legitimate, is a good thing I guess. I wonder too, though, about the wisdom in trotting this poor kid all over the news...what has it been, DAYS since he was released? How about a trip to the shrink rather than a visit with Oprah, whose motives in having him on are hardly altruistic. The whole thing is just...blech. I feel horrible for those boys.
from bethb :
pword please?
from sosuga :
yep I did get it, I responded to your email too..
from sosuga :
uh oh...password changes worry me.
from wasabimayo :
hiding/out
from vla :
hee. perfect wedding present.
from bettyford :
i've so been filling my days with your archives. so on the clock. so so good.
from lass :
Fact: The first concert I ever attended was Styx. They played in my high school gym my freshman year - "Lady" had just hit the charts. All I really remember is lots of hair, a synthesizer that took up the whole stage and lots of bad fog effects. Of course, I was 13 at the time, so all of that, AND their shitty music, seemed very cool. Also, I would like the dog petting job. Also-also, why do people think you either work OR have a life? You can do both, regardless of gender or children or whatever. Kick that guy in the nuts for me.
from wasabimayo :
could i have the pw pleeeeease? =)
from lass :
Ahahaha! Don't tell, but I shot a kid on my grade school playground for arguing with me about the color of David Cassidy's eyes. That's just how I roll.
from vla :
hee.
from vla :
glad she feels better! what was xmas gift? couldn't quite make it out...
from vla :
thanks. your comments always make me feel better. how's the pup?
from bettyford :
password, please - annehymarie@yahoo.com. thank you.
from vla :
whoa. i was ttl going to say other stuff, but then that picture at the end. so f'ing cute.
from bathtubmary :
so i know your time was short and i was in maine anyway but fyi i live in inman. and also, i think i know the d.j. in question. teeny tiny world. xoxo, d
from lass :
Merry Christmas to you, Ms. Allie.
from ottodixless :
Hi. Have a good Christmas, or as good as you can manage it. Send me some snow.
from vla :
Awesome!! I love all that stuff!! Those earings are amazing. And anthro is super bad about having ridiculously expensive stuff & then totally marking it down. That said: that dress would look incredibly good on you! ;)
from lass :
Austin just got it's first Anthropologie store. Bye-bye paycheck! I loves me some Angela Adams too...*sigh*
from vla :
I want links to EVERYTHING. damn, like every gift and purchase. ... seriously. and the anthro dress. Like you need to repost that shit with LINKS. I think breakdowns = good. also good that you can do that shit in front of the boy because it kind of shows that you feel that safe around him, you know? that is hard to let your guard down that far in front of another person. and good that he can be there for you. in general just sort of good to freak out about it even if it is alcohol induced. this is such a fucking hard time of the year to be dealing with right now. like, such suck. I'm sorry, bees. trite but there it is. and sorry your dog puked on your foot too. that also sucks.
from vla :
aw, thanks.
from vla :
HAHAHA. how hilarious that was the 1st thing sean linked me this a.m. FUCKING AWESOMENESS.
from bethb :
name: bethb password: friend
from vla :
totally. good advice... also, so funny that I totally remembered that you went out with that friend last year and what ended up...
from lass :
Get yourself a gift. A nice one. You've had a rough year. *mwah*
from ottodixless :
Get yourself a Christmas present, you deserve it. (I'm the master of buying stuff for myself when I should be Xmas shopping, like "I can't go up to the cashier with this crappy CD my brother wants, I'll have to get a couple of cool CDs to hide it between"; also works with other purchases.)
from ottodixless :
Thanks, I'm pretty much better. I did consider Hefner but somehow forgot Fat Kelly's Teeth (I guess I always view it as a sweet happy song rather than a tawdry tale of grotesquerie and fumbled sex). I also want you to write my christmas cards for me (though I imagine I can escape without sending any, and don't really have anyone to be rude to).
from vla :
yes, glogg! and yes. simon's. and... G wants me to be hers all the time. soo yeah.
from lass :
Not too much at all, in fact, I'd say not enough based on the shitty behavior. I spent part of last weekend sending thank you cards to people who donated to my dad's alma mater in his memory. The task fell to me because I'm "the writer" in the family. Yep. I put it off as long as I could and finally sent really lame cards that basically said thank you and nothing more because really, what else COULD I say? Ack. Sorry for the vent.
from lass :
OMG! Maybe you can all wear them to work on the same day! It could be "TrendyWindshirt" Wednesday or something. HOW FUCKING HIDEOUS.
from vla :
happy b-day. hee. j/k. SO! I forgot to mention that the hairs on my head = hott! And *all* thanks to you. I really liked that salon & liked the hairstylist, so thhhaaannnk you! It was pretty funny, however, because the whole time he was talking about how he was going to move to Portland. so ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST. Jesus! What is it about me and hairstylists moving out of Chicago? it's fucking insane.
from lass :
My friend Sherri who used to own Quimby's was making those exact photobooth albums years and years ago...so I say no theft of idea involved on your part. Look at me, I'm a lawyer now! :)
from sosuga :
cuz I make a big ass deal out of stuff and then it turns out to be something incredibly petty. no more assuming dammit!
from sosuga :
I get far too much satisfaction out of conjuring up ways to "bite back" when mens do stupid shit like this - so hearing that you are the guru of it is like music to my ears, yo! You rock!!!!
from sosuga :
hahahahah that is, very appropriately, sexcellent. I am so filing that one away if he does anything that ruffles my feathers - because THAT is like the ultimate ULLLTIMATE insult. LOVE IT.
from lass :
OMG what a sweet face! Our across-the-street neighbor fosters dogs and she's always bringing over the sweetest pups - one of these days we're gonna have to keep one. I love me some pup dogs.
from vla :
aw, aw, awwwwwww! Also!! One of my sister's four pups is an Australian Cattle Dog Mix! And she's a sweetie! She was the mom to those 14 puppies my sister was foster mom to a while back. (She had *gorgeous* puppies too.) My sis just ended up keeping her. She gets along great with the other dogs, very even tempered. (I am not helping, am I?)
from vla :
yes, kevin is lame. and I am getting my hair cut from that guy at aaron on friday!
from vla :
One more question! Aaron salon 1530 W Superior? Cause that Rachel is booked on the day I want to go. ;)
from hungry-hippo :
hey bee -- did you read back in mine? i know you just started reading me but i was curious if you had delved back and read older entries. just wondering. :)
from lass :
My sense of humor is way off these days as well. BB's twin sounds like my younger brother...quite exhausting to deal with that kind of hair-trigger personality, eh?
from lass :
I knew you were kidding - I was making my own (lame) attempt at a joke as well.
from lass :
I like dogs, too. Also, tell my boyfriend Paul Weller I say hi. Also, I am afraid to ask yet am kind of asking re: the diaper/boyfriend reference at my blog. Also, I bet my ass is bigger than yours. The end.
from bethb :
i'm about ready to quit gilmore. loreli has gone plum crazy. although i should note, i love rory's hair right now. but i would like to drown her two friends. and maybe loreli. put them all on a crazy boat together and let it spring a leak.
from sosuga :
.."We also just received an email indicating that people need to cut back on personal calls and internet use during work hours. Naturally, my response was to fire up the D'land and write this entry" god you are awesome! Glad the deer is safe, aww...and you seem to be doing well so yay for that too! you never mentioned if you liked borat tho?
from hungry-hippo :
iron curtain
from lass :
Baby deer update: he got himself free! http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/11/deer.pumpkin.ap/index.html
from hungry-hippo :
hey. my girl VLA loves you so I would like to read too. May I?
from vla :
"all have their own personality." ha ha. and. yikes.
from vla :
also. you're not a bad friend. I bet you don't want to have that conversation over & over though, you know? aaaand also: fuck ur fucking job.
from vla :
have you dated an older guy? details.
from sosuga :
shiiiiiit I got a new laptop @ worky and lost all my stored passwords. can you email it to me again, jmariewand at gmail d0t c0m? thank you pumpkin!!!!
from vla :
Take care! I'm still sick. yuck. My nose is very red. It's not cute.
from vla :
young mick dream = wtf? and... why did you have to tell me about the coat? damn it.
from lass :
I kinda hate her some days, too. I don't think I was clear in noting that her discomfort with my emotions comes after she ASKS me how I'm doing. If you don't want to know or can't deal with it, don't f-ing ask. Blah.
from lass :
Yeah, it's gonna get worse before it gets better. S. has been pretty good about not asking me what's wrong during the hundreds of times I've had tears running down my face in the past three months...Others haven't been so good about it (notably my boss) and it sucks to feel like you have to tell people what you're going through. I resent with the boss because I feel like by implication, she's saying I should be over it by now or something. But that could just be my fucked up interpretation. How's that for a ramble? Hugs, girl.
from fridayfilms :
Gosh, and I'm still grappling with the notion that diaryland is not a real place. Enjoy your Mexican "food". xx
from vla :
god! your fucking work makes me want to scream. I can't imagine how it makes you feel... gah.
from vla :
good! I am glad things are better with him. And yeah... pictures will surely be posted.
from vla :
sorry stuff with the boy is hard. sucky.
from vla :
I kinda can't believe the boy asked you what was wrong. like, um. yeah. You really don't have to tell anyone you're ok right now or that you're going to be ok. I think you get to be very NOT ok for a very long period of time--for as long as it takes. You get to feel all of this, you know? And it might not be pretty and everyone around you has to deal. You don't have to take care of them or make this easier on them. This is your grief and it gets to come out in anyway it happens to come out. That said, I have no idea what this must feel like, and the kind of pain I am referencing for myself is the loss of loves and partners, and it's just an incredibly different thing. but. yeah. I am rambling. I just sent you an evite to my friend's Halloween party, which is always big and fun and stuff. And anyway, I dunno how up for parties you are right now, but maybe mindlessness? At any rate, evite in your inbox, girl.
from lass :
They previewed (or tried to - the film broke) here in Austin about a month ago. I can't wait to see it.
from lass :
Jesus. I don't even know what else to say about that shit...
from vla :
That is FUCKED UP, bees. Really, really fucked up... I think worth quitting over. There are other jobs out there & that one has been fucking with you since the start. I am so sorry about that... And yeah, it would mean not working this weekend--but by the way, shouldn't they be giving you a tremendous amount of slack in the work department anyway considering your mom just passed away? Like, there is no way you should be working on the weekend anyway. gah. You need to get out of there. So I'm gonna be kicking it with mike on Friday I think, but around for the rest of the weekend if you really are going to be free. Also, are you going to be here next weekend? I will have to send you the address to my friend's Halloween party, if you're not going to be out of town.
from vla :
hey, how are you? I SO WISH I could have gone to see LA last night. man. Thanks for the offer. I had to go see my friend play & I made him feel plenty bad about it... Anyway. Thanks for the note today & you're totally right. I am just having fun with him and would definately go out with someone else too... So. thanks for that reality check. Dating seems harder at this *advanced* age. ha.
from jumblygiant :
I feel awful for you. I'll be thinking about you. Remember you can write about whatever. even pure craziness, sometimes that helps. xoxo.
from lass :
Oh girl...I am so sorry.
from vla :
bees, I am so sorry. here for you when ever, ok?
from fridayfilms :
I'm really sorry.
from bethb :
i wish i had something better to say than 'I'm sorry'. I wish i could offer you a beer or tea or a tissue. All i can offer is an ear. xoxo beth b.
from ecstasia :
I am deeply sorry. love
from bathtubmary :
i am so, so sorry. xoxoxo, d
from vla :
eight days! what up, girl! hope everything is cool & you're just busy.
from vla :
omg, those boots were AWESOME. The best part about the whole show. Didn't that episode prove that alcohol makes everything more interesting?
from lass :
Aw, girl. Big hug from Austin (and a standing invitation for accomodations and drinks should you need a weekend away...)
from vla :
drinks soon? if u want. I am here. also, PR reunion tonight. you just reminded me and now I don't have to kill myself today! thanks, love.
from vla :
sorry stuff is hard right now, bees. I hope you win the lotto. a lot.
from vla :
oh my, sooo helpful, boyfriend! donchu love it when people freak the fuck out for the sole purpose of purging their own anxiety? I do! gah. Let me just say, you're totally fine. He's just being overprotective, so don't let it amp up your anxiety too... but I can totally see how it could, in light of how stressful everything has been for you lately. Maybe you could sorta remind him that you need him to be the calm rational one right now? You know? Anyway. Here's to nothing-going-on-weekends. Although... Working? don't work. xo.
from vla :
wow. holy fucking shit. trying to make me kill myself today, bees?
from jessebonjovi :
I don't get to check in too often, but i still like being a voyeur when I have the time. How's about a password? jbicknell@mac.com
from vla :
hee. omg. we're such awesome girls, huh? it's almost as if we're... dudes...
from vla :
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, HERPES!
from fridayfilms :
Boo, didn't work. I'm there too, you can search me by my email, if you're so inclined.
from vla :
actually, I think you're totally right. 100% right. but I have no idea what to do with that... I guess nothing. I guess I don't have to do anything other than work on being a little happier and more centered with just me, myself and the cat. Someone worthy will come along someday. right? right. right? As always, you give me hope.
from vla :
aw, it was so good & relaxing. It's really hard to be back here...
from vla :
I have totally seen ever ep of that show! I am *so* mtv's bitch. And I was so annoyed by her too, like, who told her she was the "pretty one" anyway? I think they were all kinda meh. But yeah. She definitely has enough issues without some super cute city chick informing her that she's not cute and lame. Although while reading this I was totally hoping you were gonna do it. Anyway. I love crappy B96 music (as you know), but I cannot tolerate that single. at. all.
from vla :
omg. he's so awesome. now that he's single, can I date him? cause, you know, he totally seems my type and all. love dudes that call five year olds assholes. that's class.
from vla :
:)
from vla :
Have you seen that dog whisperer guy on the national geographic channel? Cesar Millan. I haven't, but my sister who has FOUR large dogs swears by him & his, um, "teachings" I guess. Anyway... maybe that'd help some on the dog front? omg. I feel so lame leaving this note. hee.
from lass :
I watched the whole first "Celeb Duets" show, too. There is no shame in watching anything Fox presents, as long as you have the excuse of needing to escape extreme stress. And I think both of us can legitimately use that excuse right now.
from vla :
p.s. hee. panic at the disco. seriously. those boys must be like 14. whenever i see them interviewed i feel like they must be peeing their pants 23 out of the 24 hours of their day...
from vla :
damn it. it was pretty fun. and free. and the changes played, if you like them... shit, man. next time? tonight my friend is playing at the big horse...
from ecstasia :
Don't go just when I started to become addicted... = >
from ecstasia :
Oh no! i never received your email, please try this: friendthegirl@mac.com
from vla :
so sorry your weekend sucked... that sounds really hard. you wanna get together sometime soon? a little craziness? or noncraziness. either way. & I love your doggie pictures. more more.
from ecstasia :
Hey there, I would love to read your words, please let me know if I may have the password. you can email me! loves
from vla :
I can't explain *why* I like him though... like, he's such a dorky little boy, such a wannabe. but still. I go weak.
from vla :
I am oddly kinda in love with JT. It's a sickness.
from lass :
Good luck this weekend. If there's anything at all I can do from here, please let me know.
from bathtubmary :
uh, you think the eating could be stress related? i'm so sorry to hear about your mom and am thinking the most healing thoughts i can you you all. xoxo, d
from fridayfilms :
I'm sorry.
from vla :
I am so sorry to hear about your mom... can't you tell them at work that your having health problems with your family and need them to cut you a little slack? jeez. keep us posted. thinking about you.
from lass :
Oh, honey...I'm so sorry to hear the news about your mom. Big hugs from Austin to you. Let me know if I can do anything.
from boyecho :
owls! owls are hip now, apparently. but i think they've always been fancy little things. like the 1970's gold metallic/fuzzy owl print wallpaper my grandmother had in the guest bathroom. those were some crazy owls. nice shoes.
from vla :
p.s. I love owls, too. p.p.s. I totally agree with you about PR! That lady was being a big baby.
from vla :
that's how I am gonna stand when I'm like, bitch, but me a f'ing drink.
from fridayfilms :
p.s. - send the ex a card. Seriously, dude! Lonely ex-boyfriend on his birthday? Not your problem! Though possibly my own ex situation has drained me of all compassion and you should just ignore my advice (not about the yoga, though).
from fridayfilms :
Okay, fair warning, but the type of yoga I think you're talking about involves a whole lot of heat, correct? Well just try and avoid sitting downhill from any heavy sweaters, as I heard telling of one acquaintance who watched a small rivulet, belonging to a burly, smelly man, run ever closer to her towel. Get there early and sit in the front, was her advice.
from vla :
fantasy football! ha ha. And I missed PR last night... I wish they'd replay it tonight... Or, you know, right now at work.
from molyn :
password please :) kmolync@yahoo.com Thanks!
from vla :
p.s. that shirt looks cute, and so do you. :)
from vla :
ha hahahahah. Eva Mendes AND Eminem! That's hilarious.
from vla :
aw. thanks!
from vla :
do you think they'll notice if I bring lucy cat to the dog training class? just, you know, to meet the boys...
from vla :
we went to CF on saturday! would've been awesome to run into you!!
from boyecho :
so it's a speak easy, eh? all right. give it up. boyecho at d-land dot com[munism?]
from fridayfilms :
I promise I'm not your stalker! May I have a password?
from vla :
goes w/out saying that I am obsessed with that place too, right? le sigh.
from vla :
I am going to go ahead and go with at risk of knowing how to party. totally. :)
from vla :
well, what does "at-risk drinking" mean?
from sosuga :
dude...i know I already asked but I'm not sure if you sent? maybe I am being rejected...oy.
from bathtubmary :
hey toots - i know you sent me your pw but i lost it. oy. if you could please resend, i'd be most grateful. bathtubmarygirl at gmail dot com. xoxox, d
from bethb :
um, password please and thankyou? go.beth.go@gmail.com (this be beth b.)
from vla :
omg! they are everywhere... and I bet they all work at aa.
from mozangeles :
You locked up, and I want in! SoulFrstrn@aol.com xoxo - me
from vla :
BUT! He can still read the notes. Cause you can't lock those. SO I am just going to allude to a bunch of scandalous shit in here... like your 21 year old american apparel boy friend with all the florescent clothing choices. remember him? hottt.
from sosuga :
Oh no! I hope everything is ok...youre locked! :( If you want, and its ok, will you send me the password? I'm at jmariewand at gmail d0t com.
from vla :
Girls Gone Wild! I love that. Hilarious. G & I were thinking maybe hot sauce in my hair for the hooters thing? Something to make it funny and not just... slutty. Although a little slutty is ok too for that one special day. Anyway. Yes, and you should totally come to that party too, if you're going to be in town that sat. before Halloween. It's always pretty fuuun. So, PR!! I got all caught up on episodes I'd missed last night & am so happy that it still totally kicks ass. And Michael Kors is just so. awesome. He of "crotch" comments. I just cannot get enough of hearing him say that word. It's so repellent, yet... And I loved the dog challenge. And last night's too. I was happy the Pam Grier outfit won. That was hot. Although I also dug the Marilyn one. I am totally hooked on this show again. I am Heidi's bitch.
from vla :
p.s. meant to say this before: so LAME about the dog walker. jesus.
from vla :
of course you're thinking about this stuff! totally normal... you guys are seriously dating, you know? and thinking along those lines, so, of course. And you have to do what's going to make you happy on all fronts, not just with your relationship. I think you guys should weigh the possibility of both moves... it shouldn't be out of the question that he'd move here even if he does have an established life there. You have one here too. And, well, Chicago is just way better and somewhere you'd probably both be happier? city-wise? and maybe next time u go there make it a priority to meet his friends to see if you do click with anyone? that said, I agree. I could never live in that size city that has anti-charm... Anyway. He's great though. Gotta love a guy who sends flowers. that's sweet.
from sosuga :
Im goin to see Little Miss Sunshine on Thurs with some friends cuz we got free tickets, glad to hear its a good movie. And even more glad to hear you got the dog walking situation ok'd. Take care chickie :)
from vla :
I'm glad I did it. And glad I did it via email and not calling him b/c I got to say exactly what I wanted to say & he kinda had to respond... I feel a lot better about it, actually. It feels closed now. It's a bummer, but. Oh well. So. bees. Know any hot, tall, successful, single, READY TO DATE A GIRL boys? Uh, yeah. I know. Impossible dream.
from vla :
hardcore?
from vla :
omg, right? I do too, obviously. slut.
from vla :
hee hee. "far too boring to be locked." girl, be fucking GLAD your life is so-called boring right now. wish I was you. Do you know how much I value your advice? You have the best dating insights ever. So wise. I kinda agree with your assesment... But... I don't know what to do about it. And he's not the wordiest email person in the first place. gah. I don't know. Here's to hoping he just f'ing calls me tonight. p.s. pitchfork?
from vla :
wrap him round your finger like you're playing with gum!
from vla :
did you just give me non-drinking advice? wtf?
from vla :
aw. he's cute.
from ottodixless :
Kansas City's the home of the Hallmark Cards visitor centre! You can learn about the artists who make the cards (although I think it was American Greetings that R Crumb worked for, sadly). I have to say I'm a little scared and probably staying away, even if KC's also home to the highest inhabitable building in Missouri! And more fountains than anywhere else in the USA! Have fun (kind of).
from sosuga :
PS- your dog is *so* freakin adorable omg
from sosuga :
You are addicted to coke, or diet coke? Just curious...I was addicted to coke something fierce and because I already drink coffee I knew I needed to cut it out or my teeth would be insanely yellow by the time I am 30 so I decided, no more dark soda or coffee...and after my first day of feeling like someone had slammed my head with a frying pan, I resorted to taking an excedrine (because they have caffeine in them). Yeah, a week later I was addicted to THOSE, because I would wake up witha headache. Oops. So then I tried that water stuff that already has caffeine in it but that just got old, and now I am back to drinking coke whenever I damn well please. So anotherwords, I failed. I suck. But if you can do it, DO IT! Also: Mancow is such a dickfor I cannot believe people actually listened to him. My FATHER liked him. Ew.
from molyn :
Unlucky for me, Mancow has recently been polluting the airwaves where I live. Great.
from vla :
i want!!!!!!!! & i want your dog.
from ottodixless :
I'm not a big fan of dogs, so I wasn't really planning on the dog art museum. It's just nice to know that there's so many exciting things in Missouri, as well as my friends whom I love dearly (and who are obviously the main reason for me going there). Although it seems cheaper to go there via Chicago, which I think is an evil conspiracy from a city without a wax museum of black history. I'm also excited by St Louis's nuclear-waste-repository-turned-park. Are the riverboat casinos not worth visiting (i.e. going bankrupt and jumping in the river from)? Pah.
from vla :
that's what g just said. dude. I have SUCH A CRUSH! It's insane! I haven't... ugh. I haven't crushed this hard in forever. I feel like I am 12 and should be drawing all over my traper-keeper with "I heart w" *sigh* he's just so cute. and a drummer. and reads actual books with words. and is v. tall. god, beeeeees, kill me now.
from vla :
I know! I meant to alert you... I serious know through B of THREE girls this has happened to & it happend to Amy too. I saw the aftermath. not pretty. It's so fucked up.
from vla :
aw, sucks about work. And you can always call me for those nights when boy_friends ditch. we were out for drinks at the rdn. (well, you read about it...) it was just girls too!
from vla :
let's party.
from vla :
I know!! dude. I can't get enough of watching that. It's like some weird illness. but. I don't want the cure...
from vla :
I think you have too many shoes.
from vla :
ok, I SWEAR this is the last thing I have to say about this, but the part where the guy doing the robot SEES the robot? also fucking cracks me up.
from vla :
I love the: "These shoes are $300 dollars. These shoes are 300 dollars. These shoes are $300 fucking dollars. Let's get 'em! And "Those shoes are mine, bitch." god, I wanna t-shirt.
from vla :
um. I am sitting here with my hand clamped over my mouth trying not to laugh hysterically while at work. That was the funniest fucking thing I have ever seen.
from vla :
I totally think you can wear the skirt/top. I would. And then you can buy new shoes! yay. Without as much guilt. G & I are going to make you write for our highly successful gossip mag, by the way.
from sosuga :
Ooo and PS: I added you, hope you dont mind!
from sosuga :
I totally dig how you write about BB and work and such, if I didnt have so much work to do I'd probably be reading all the archives (wow stalker much?!) anyway. Re: working on the 3rd? I dont have it off either (!) so I just TOOK it off. Bitches.
from vla :
really what's the point of that? because everyone else will be off, so how can you get any work done, bill any hours or whatever?
from ottodixless :
I've not got Catfight yet, though it sounds very interesting to compare and contrast with other albums; and there's another upcoming Hefner release, Maida Vale, on their website which I don't know anything about (I'm guessing it's radio sessions). Darren Hayman's touring the faraway half of Britain next month, and I'm trying to at least get my friends to go (someone I've been friends with for 3 years claims not to know who Hefner is; how can that be?). I'll not give you a hair fetish porn update (not much to report, although a friend of mine is very fond of posting pictures of her hair on her blog. Never mind.)
from vla :
Thank you, bees. You're like my life coach through singledom right now. And god knows I need one. And you're right. At least I tried. And now I can know-know. This other stuff is just residual bad self esteem shit that gets in my way. And if he doesn't call, his loss. Plus, I still have that super fucking hot rockin' the 80s neon dude from the other night. (glad you liked the photo.) And, um, plus I found out he's TWENTY. So, yeah my dear. That makes him born in...wait for it... 1986. jeeeessssuuus. So yeah. He doesn't really remember the 80s because he was only FOUR in 1990. hee.
from vla :
word.
from vla :
hee. that was totally my experience at intonation last year. excitement about scoring vip food & bathrooms. and, oh yeah. the music was alright too... p.s. mark drinks sparks. I don't get it. trendy like huh? and caffeine married to alcohol, I guess. and. Did you know Annie played at sonotheque?
from vla :
I know! (about kevin.) I forgot to add the part where he tried to talk to me more at the bar and he was like: tell me some stories about your crazy summer. And I was like: no. And he was like, well, at least tell my friends so they will tell me. (!) fuck that, right? (as if they'd tell him anyway.) And at that point I just turned away from him & started talking to sarah about what we were doing next. whatever. And I like your advice about Chris. I thought you might say that... Hmm. Anyway. How was Intonation????? How was Annie?? Update!!
from ottodixless :
I hope I'm not causing you to question your hair-styling decision (either way). Hair down to/over the eyes is always good. I like nice hair a lot in general. But maybe I'm thinking of one particular woman. With bangs. Is there such a thing as fringe fetish porn? The fringe is quite a distance from the porn bits. Although, I'm told there's lots related to spectacles and even invisible women, so who knows. Blah, blah. Have fun at the bad mustache party, I've always wanted a bad mustache, especially drawn on pencil-thin, but it would probably require a smartening up of my wardrobe.
from vla :
ok, omg. seriously about Simon's? That's funnny. I want to go to your workplace and kick them for making you hobble around the loop with your hurt ankle. That is fucked up. And if you guys go late to Intonation on Sat, you could come to the Hideout party! There will be sausages! And stuff. And me. Also, this humid weather makes you retain water. = 4 pounds. So drink up that beer with a clear conscious!
from vla :
hee! That's the spirit! (re: your entry.) By the way, Barbara Morgenstern last night at sonotheque was awesome. You would have dug her. Have you heard? She was news to me.
from vla :
dude. that is fucking awful.
from vla :
I had the SAME thought! about the dig being so much better than that totally lame-o guy, like, why wasn't she all over that cute dog? trying to run down the beach with the dog? or trying to lose the dude and make off with the fluffy monster? I could not figure her out. I think she was the same one who also could barely hide her distaste when the blindfolds came off. laaaame.
from vla :
OOoo! Sorry about your ankle. That sucks so much. But you can play doctor later in the week maybe? My uncles were telling me that my grandpa apparently had a super-hot doctor in the emergency room last week too. And his name was Doctor Manly. hee. And glad you had fun on Friday. We will have to do it again soon. I forgot about the gonorrhea convo with doctor neil! How could I ever forget that useful information? You never know when I will need that tidbit. However, I will never, ever forget the totally 80's violinist. He stole my heart f-eva. Aaaand also. Check this: http://www.perezhilton.com/index.php?page=3. Scroll down to la lohan. I guess somebody else has got the j.date idea...
from vla :
oh god, I know! that book troubled me so much. I couldn't even bring myself to ask him about it... He had a lot of really good books, but I swear to you, that title was all I could see.
from mozangeles :
Um, you are a lawyer, yes? Is that not illegal??? That is shit, yo. xoxo - me
from vla :
what? That kind of shit is, like, illegal, right? I mean... employee rights and stuff. I am about to picket in front of your office building. I will be right over.
from vla :
happy village! that's right by me. i went there for the first time the other night. anyway. watch out for this cold... it's lame. I hope it passes over you. and. again: awesome about bb. I am so happy for you.
from vla :
yeah, that's not the real name!! it's in uv.
from vla :
that's what everyone calls it! I don't even know the real name...
from vla :
Wwwwwoooorrrrdddd about the rain.
from vla :
o, bees, I have been wondering about your weekend. (I almost wrote "beekend! hee.) That sounded *so* good. I'm really happy that things are going so well with bb. You give me hope. I know that's cheesy but it's true! About your job, thought, that shit is ridiculous! I cannot believe how much your boss called. He knew you were out of town, right? What did he think you were going to do? Get on the next flight back to chicago over some dumb work shit that could obviously totally completely WAIT FOR A DAY? Insane.
from vla :
thanks! also: how was your saturday night?
from vla :
thanks for the invite! I'm actually suppose to hang out with steve tonight--we made plans this week to get drinks tonight--otherwise I would *totally* take you up on that. you want to do it sometime soon though? I know you've been busy with work, but maybe just like a tiny little drink on a school night. :)
from vla :
yay about the pup! And I agree with friday. And I've seen you in person, pretty girl. I'd also like to add: what bitches.
from fridayfilms :
I saw that photo of you that you posted that one time, so I highly doubt the "look like shit" part of what you said, leaving the house with wet hair or not. "Look like awesome" is probably more like it. I hope your pup is okay. That makes me sad, and I don't even get along with dogs particularly.
from vla :
hey! I tried that very dress on! It was at the woodfield one though. It didn't fit me right. Also, about BB. I am very happy for you. :)
from vla :
I totally agree about the adoption thing, by the way. That really bugs me too. Once you adopt a kid they're YOUR kid.
from vla :
I don't think you're being a baby at all. I would not be able to stand having my job be such a big part of my life--unless of course I totally loved it. But you don't totally love it, so... Yeah. Your free time is YOUR time. But I know the whole lawyer thing doesn't always work like that. Anyway. hi.
from warbler :
Diary tease? I thought I was more of a dairy tease.
from vla :
I thought maybe you could relate to my shopping woes. I heard elton john's partner? husband? what's the term here?? say something fucking brilliant the other day, something about how they see shopping as an art form or something. an expression of life maybe? I was all: hell to the yes, elton johns husband! but then again, he can afford to buy god, so.
from vla :
I know (insert sad face here). Got any new lawyers to hook me up with? hee.
from vla :
um, AWESOME! (sort of. aside from the horrible drama.) but it's done! delete him from your cell phone and memory bank! change your locks!! throw a party!!!
from vla :
my stomach totally freaks out in response to stress and you, my dear, are under quite a bit of stress right now. so maybe it's that? partly at least? So. I CANNOT BELIEVE exboy is being such a fuckhead. I cannot wait till he's gone. gone. gone. gone. I can't imagine how you must feel right now. Being so close, yet still having to deal with him. He's acting like such an awful mess of a human. I seriously hope he looks back on this time and feels much regret and shame, but somehow I bet he will only think: "dude, she was so lame and uptight about all of that." ugh.
from vla :
HAPPY FOR YOU! yay. oldboy out. newboy in.
from vla :
p.s. did you order the skirt? was it a MJs one?
from vla :
eh, I know... thought of that too. am I looking for an excuse not to go? maybe.
from vla :
my ipod froze again tonight. fucking boo. i need to bring it back. in better news? I downloaded your recommendation! yay. loves it.
from vla :
hey, did you ever return your ipod? because mine is still doing the freezing up thing... and I am thinking about taking it back. Did you have any luck at the apple store? And did you have all your music backed up on your laptop or something? did they give you a whole new one?? questions, questions.
from vla :
Ah! exactly.
from vla :
thanks for the recommendation! I will check it out tonight. And as for the socks, I'd do it if I wasn't moving addresses purty soon. :) I'd want to request all argyle though. I want to replace my entire sock drawer with argyle. Although I understand that asking for what you want in a pair of socks goes against the entire concept/spirit of the funky sock exchange.
from fridayfilms :
Yes! Dull life! Socks please! I live in Canada, though, so if that's a big deal, never mind (I don't really get it and it sounds like it could be sort of expensive).
from vla :
is it just me or should tear and sex should not be mixed unless it's like tear of joy or something? sigh. thanks for getting it though.
from vla :
I feel kinda ok. kinda confused. kinda hung over. do you finally get a day off? didn't your boss promise something like that around now??
from vla :
ha! thanks, bees. you're so my g.f. I wish you could come tonight!!
from vla :
thanks for that, bees. drinks any time you're ready!
from vla :
girl. I feel really bad for you. this was an awful day to have to work since it was like our first day of spring. at least you got to see a good show last night?
from vla :
THIS makes me want to fucking puke. and kill someone. Or have an abortion for fun and profit: "State lawmakers had rejected proposed amendments that would have made exceptions for rape or incest. 'We must *help* each mother to see the value of the gift that is a child, and nurture the mother for her own sake and for the sake of her child,' Rounds said in the statement."
from vla :
o shit. knew that was coming.
from vla :
1) ha! totally. I thought of that too. Trust me, I would so make out with him. However. Will he make out with me? to be seen. And doubtful. I think their is a line. 2.) Weird. I don't think I have been having trouble with my phone... 3) and yes, today is rough. I am on starbucks trip #2.
from vla :
can I also just get my head out of my own self-absorbed ass for just a second and say that I am really sorry your job is sucking so much. it's just not right that you have to work this much!!
from vla :
it gets WORSE. I think he may have come home with a girl last night?? unless it was his roommate's girlfriend's voice I heard... dude. so need to move the fuck out of here. so yeah, in general another classic night for me! are you going out tonight?? I might be up for a baby drink. just to try to rectify the weekend. like is it possible for me to have *another* weekend like this? let me know if you're down. are you working today??
from vla :
mine froze on pj harvey's rub 'til it bleeds' from rid of me. I just loved that. Anyway. I left it over night & the battery wore out I think? Then I put it on the charger and now it is acting ok... weird. But if it keeps happening I am gonna freak. Tell me what they do/say at the apple store. And what about all your music files??
from vla :
also, please know that he says that awful stuff because he hates himself deeply. It's so so so not about you.
from vla :
o, bees. please kick him out. I hate him and want him dead too. no one should treat you like that. that's fucking awful. a w f u l. I am so sorry he's such an asshole. more than that though, I think he must be insane. cause that's not normal behavior at all. I would have killed him, I think. he makes kevin look kind of ok. jesusgod. get rid of him.
from fridayfilms :
Wow. Okay, so not quite my situation. I'm amazed at your patience, because personal insults of a physical nature are cause for immediate dismissal in my books. I say, kick him out of the nest and let him struggle by himself. He does not deserve your kindness.
from vla :
p.s.: lighten up! it's just faaaashion!!
from vla :
AH!!!!!!!!!!!! bees. seriously. That sounds FAR too familiar. We need drinks soon to bitch non-stop about these assholes. And I got this whole annoying convo from my sister last night where basically she was like: I don't get why you're upset with him, he doesn't know any better, he's not being malicious, he's just clueless. ?????? does that make it any better that he's fucking awful? um. How do they get a continual pass because they're idiots? I say no. Anyway. Sorry about the fight. Write more soon so I can hate him for you.
from fridayfilms :
Oh dear. That sounds far too familiar.
from vla :
seriously. WHAT? marvelous friends? Like whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? because I am sure none of the fucking HURT of the last six years would get in the way of that. no. and the end part killed me too, where he tried to be cute. fuck him trying to be fucking CUTE in an email to me. I wish he would die right now. or at the very fucking least move out of state. by the way, thank you for understanding this.
from vla :
I had that thought too, that we could have at least left together and gotten a drink somewhere & tried to salvage a bit of the bad fucking night. oh well. next time! it was just destined to be a shitty night. At least I got to have a drink with the random lameos!
from vla :
o, bees, i just burst out laughing reading that exb entry. hilarious to me.
from vla :
Ah! I also saw hot boy with beard this morning. Hot TALL bearded boy. Also? FAT CAMP. Brilliant. Also also? Did you see PR last night? and PJ?
from vla :
ha, awesome. on the receiving end of insanity! always fun.
from vla :
http://www.flyawayindoorskydiving.com/
from vla :
humawhat? how the fuck do you skydive indoors?
from vla :
So, um. Do you think I left you enough notes yet today? yeah. Me neither. I have a good work day distraction for you: This website is so hilarious, and it has PR recaps! so funny. http://fourfour.typepad.com/
from vla :
no, not just the lawyer thing. my uncle is the most politically liberal person I know & also, lawyer. no bias here. it's that I spied his jeep with what I think were f'ing political signs in the back. ?? RED ONES. dude. can that be possible? He just doesn't seem the type. Maybe not his jeep? but... he doesn't seem the really outwardly political type either. But wait. he did live and work in d.c. for a while! for a SENATOR. retarded me forgot to ask for who. um, yeah. me who apparently cares so v. much about such things, right?
from vla :
oooo! What, what, whatwhatwhat!! what item??
from vla :
seriously. I am thinking of sending that very email. I am not a subtle girl either. obviously.
from vla :
hee. yes, feeling better for a while. bees, we need to go out for a drink soon, k?
from fridayfilms :
Apparently, apples are a good substitute for caffeine. You'll have to let me know how that works out for you, if you do decide to go the apple route, because I don't think I could go on living without a cup of coffee every morning. Apples aren't much of a comfort when you're cold and tired and forced to answer emails before your brain has had time to wake up.
from vla :
wait, um, bees? he emailed YOU. hee. gee, you really are worried about deafness. I am not above the hook up though. not at all.
from vla :
goddamnit. I missed cute boys!!!! fuck. I mean, of course all that matters to me, dear bees, is that I missed your b-day. but. fuck, man. I missed cute boys! We could've gotten 'em with our lesbian date shtick; god knows it works well with the schizophrenics.
from vla :
damn it. i missed that AND the puppy bowl?
from vla :
ha-ha. Do you realize what just happened? you just went momentarily, spontaneously DEAF in one ear after even thinking about kissing another boy... um. Yes, bees. It's a sign from GOD that you're supposed to remain utterly and completely faithful to this new boy. You hear? (well, now that your hearing has returned to normal.) FAAAIIIITTHHHFUL. That includes this drunken weekend.
from vla :
Glad you're feeling a bit better. And that condo shit is scary.
from useafork :
Thats awesome!! I've never heard of that happening to anybody. Sounds like the worlds best birf.
from vla :
HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from fridayfilms :
That is the most romantic story ever told by anyone online yet, I'm fairly confident. I don't even know you and I'm esctatic (and gramatically incorrect, I'm sure). What you did took serious guts, and you deserve the payoff. Happy birthday.
from jumblygiant :
first of all, happy belated birthday!!! and, holy shit, that is so amazing. what a wonderful birthday. yay! so happy for you!
from vla :
Wasn't yesterday your b-day?? Happy birthday, bees!!!!!!!!!!
from vla :
hope you're feeling better?? and yes, I am looking for a realtor rec. I have a dream about buying instead of renting this time around, although it may be mission impossible. especially since I am supposed to move 4/1. Anyway. Hope you're back up to speed!
from vla :
Oh no! So sorry you feel like shit! I hope you feel better soon. Prob no drinks tomorrow, huh? Feel better. And yes, I got ice bombed today too. Also, this is random but do you like your new realtor? I am looking for a recommendation for one, I think.
from vla :
hmm, yes, hipster lawyer boys sounds too good to be true, so I am sure it *has* to suck, right?
from vla :
PR cracked my ass up last night. the ice skating montage was pure brilliance. tim gunn trying to gain momentum or whatever. I was dying. also, hipster party with cute boys? ummmm....
from fridayfilms :
Sorry, I guess his name's Santino. I'm horrible at remembering names, at least until I get most way through a season of something.
from fridayfilms :
I love Santiago (sp?) because he gets so mortally offended when others fail to recognize his genius. He's a total asshole, though, you're right. When that slender gay man (don't recall his name) started crying, he basically just stood there laughing at him, and I don't think it was one of those inappropriate reactions that people have when they're in shock about something. It's quite an addictive show, actually. I'm thinking of quitting my job to watch television full-time.
from mozangeles :
Congratulations to you! It will be nice to finally work with a firm that you actually like and respect, no? xoxo - me
from jumblygiant :
congratulations bees! I'm so happy for you.
from vla :
AHHHHHHHHHHH! I just read #2 now. THAT IS FUCKING AWESOME.
from vla :
dude. SO glad you asked him about it. and, ha-ha, he's totally in the hair club for co-workers! this was my favorite part: "a stop gap measure to hold things off, in the event that in five years they have a cure for baldness." he is really living the dream.
from vla :
no fucking WAY (about the sudden hair growth.) That is fucking hilarious. And it can't be plugs b/c I think they take a while to... take. right? it's got to be some sort of rug! dude. i would be so obsessed with that. I can't believe people didn't even notice--or pretended not to. It's kinda like the male version of the boob job, come to think of it...
from fridayfilms :
Wow, thanks. I've been silently lurking on your diary for a few weeks now and meant to out myself anyway.
from ottodixless :
I never thought about the troop thing before but it is annoying. The word they want is trooper; but maybe trooper makes people think of Phyllis Diller and Ethel Merman too much; though troupe mainly makes me think of monkeys, so who knows? Btw, nice driving photo: even Andrew McCarthy in Mannequin couldn't come up with so fine a window display.
from vla :
dude. I know x 1,000. total prick. I feel like it's just not worth it about the money at this point. like I will pay $158 just to be fucking DONE with him. even though he so owes me more than that, and I know he knows that... and I love how he says "giving" like I've just been begging money off him for years or something. um. right. anyway. so uuuh, sounds like you had a good night last night! guess when alcohol is again your friend we should hook up. o, and the rainbo does totally suck when you can't sit down. also, when I was there last week I felt like there were a lot of kiddies there. le sigh.
from vla :
no problem. and you know, project runway is on tonight, so I am like totally booked anyway! I am free any night this week except for Saturday, actually. See? That's how fancy free and totally lame I am!! so whatever works for me. or next week or whatever. have fun tonight & I will try not to divulge any PR secrets tomorrow.
from vla :
ha! yes, I will bring my sluttitest thong to toss about your apartment then. ummm... let's see are you free tomorrow night maybe (wednesday)? email me: vla_76@yahoo.com.
from vla :
I can't believe that about the ex. that's kinda funny. is he really that desperate not to find a new place? A new level of laziness has just been reached. I am so dreading nye, too. Do you wanna meet for a drink next week maybe? after all the hoopla has died down?
from vla :
ha, I know. I seriously don't think he had any clue that he did it a week b/4 xmas, but it's the first thing that any sane person mentions. And now we're dealing with the whole still living together but broken up thing and, I seriously DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW YOU COPE. We couldn't deal with it for like two hours let alone... how long have you guys been doing it?? He went somewhere else last night & is staying elsewhere this week. He's NEVER fucking staying at my apartment again. See? mine. Anyway. Thanks for the note. And, it's freezing here. Should I move to Boston? My brother lives there. It's cold there too though. Ok. I am going to stop writing in your notes riiiiight now. sorry.
from vla :
yes please, let's hang out! I am probably not going to be the best company either right now... But I guess we'll at least have a lot to talk about.
from mozangeles :
GROSS. Where the hell would your dog even get a pair of ladies' panties such as that?! xoxo -= me
from mozangeles :
Bah, this diary does not read like a teenager's diary. People of all ages go through similar circumstances. It helps us get through things together. You will get through this - it will be hard - but you have us! xoxo - me
from coppersky :
You intrigue me, and your writing is easy to follow. Chin up.
from vla :
o! actual social activity? with real-live people? never heard of it... I haven't been to that bar in years & years, actually. I caught the end of ANTM. I am kinda over that show. tyra bugs me with all her "proud mama" comments. bleh. the girl who won is pretty but... you know. whatever. it was so obvious she was going to win. well, now she can go ahead and disappear.
from mozangeles :
That is so unfair! Do you think it would be worth it to tell them that you are not only meeting your hours, but exceeding them? That is messed up. xoxo - me
from vla :
aw, bees, that sucks. did you at least see Project Runway last night? I think you were a fan, right?
from legalacidity :
I'm no expert, and I've hardly ever been in that situation before, but I can understand not wanting to deal with all that surrounds a police visit, but I would've called the cops. BTW, ditto on the dog clothes.
from jumblygiant :
what a douche the ex is. I despise that whole I hate you on Monday night but let's be friends on Tuesday morning thing. I actually (stupidly) lived with an ex and went through the whole I'm gonna party while you try to sleep thing too. Karma. I *have* to believe in karma. I hope he gets his ass out there soon. or maybe teach the puppy to shit in his shoes, at least.
from useafork :
Not overreacting - exes should never ever ever live together. bad idea. Also - the second part, with the drama - reiterates the first point. Im so sorry - I hope you are feeling better. I know big bad fights and they aint good.
from vla :
yes. sublease? a friend's apartment for a month?? a month-to-month lease? some one needs to MOVE OUT. This situation is bad. He's a dick. Totally call the police next time.
from mozangeles :
WTF. That guy needs to get his ass out of here pronto. His behavior is unacceptable. Kick his ass out! xoxo - me
from boxer-briefs :
hardly an overreaction -- I was getting pissed just reading your entry and now want to kick his ass. Good luck getting him out of there. Maybe you should find a new place and stick him with a crazy subleaser...
from vla :
NOT AN OVERREACTION. DUDE! That guy NEEDS TO GO. I would have been freaking out in that situation! Seriously. It's only going to get worse in my mind because he seems incredibly self-centered and inconsiderate. I totally think you should tell him to move out. I mean, how can he expect to keep living with you?? You guys are broken up. Time to move out, buddy.
from vla :
Ah! Poor puppy! Everything will be alright. I am sending non-wormy vibes in your direction. North, right? Also, maybe I need the name of your vet. I always just get frizzy-haired older ladies. And also some more: It is so fucking cold here. I agree. Booo. bad Chicago.
from mozangeles :
Aw, poor puppy. Heartworms, how terrible! I hope that he can make it through the treatments! xoxo - me
from ottodixless :
Thanks for the CDs which the nice postman brought me this morning. The chansons animaux is very good; not many songs I had already. And it's always good to have some more Stereo Total. No Osmonds "Crazy Horses"? I hope I don't have nightmares about spiders now. Happy Thanksgiving. Or Thankful Happygiving, or whatever.
from mozangeles :
what an inconsiderate jerk. i cannot believe he ate almost your entire casserole. well actually i can because my boyfriend does the same thing at times, and i seriously want to pummel him. they seriously just do not think. xoxo - me
from vla :
it's seriously waaaay to cold here today.
from vla :
Isn't it odd that the topic of the Times' piece was the cultural influence of the HBO series deadwood? And it's impact on vera wang's spring collection? That sounds so made up or something. Anyway. Thought you'd get a kick out of that...
from vla :
http://www.nypost.com/gossip/31255.htm
from vla :
ohmy! those scarves are insane cute. eggplant? peasncarrots? lord.
from mozangeles :
I cannot believe that you are able to continue living with your ex. I honestly do not think that I would be able to do that if my boyfriend and I broke up. It is really admirable on your part. I guess money and a lease would keep me with him, but I would seriously lose my sanity. xoxo - me
from mozangeles :
AW, that dog is adorable!!! xoxo - me
from mozangeles :
Yes, but you are a cute ho, and I heart ya, ya ho. hahhahaa. xoxo - me
from useafork :
we do have formal reviews, and mine have been like totally outstanding since i started - i got a raise, i have monthly one on ones with my boss, etc. and i get good feedback. i just havent worked on anything that has been a win for the agency i work at and i think the competetive asshole in me is wondering if i suck, therefore sending me down into an undending spiral of self loathing, apathy, and doubt. its great. thanks for the advice - i have a one on one on the 8th and i plan on talking about it then.
from jumblygiant :
I have Verizon, but I haven't heard that I have any weird ring. I just called my phone and nothing weird. I know they have those "ringback" things where you can pay to have a song instead of the standard ring that people hear when they call. Maybe there was some sort of administrative error. Let's hope. La di da. Happy Wednesday bees! Thanks for the kind comments as well!
from vla :
hee. i think that would be hilarious. yes, you might have to tell people who you are... but then the people that know who he/she is & know the story would think it was very funny indeed.
from vla :
costume idea! jt leroy. !! that would be kind of funny to, like, the 2 people that would get it.
from vla :
I need a good (easy.) costume idea too. I have been trying to think of one... We still have a while at least. Also, Boston! Fun. Also Also, I am SO bored right now. boooored. I wish everyone would update. I am trying to work though. really. I am. buuuut. still. bored.
from vla :
ah! That all fucking sucks. I would totally say something to the neighbors though. I agree with you; after a while I'd half feel bad for the dog, 1/2 want to kill the dog. apartment living is a drag sometimes.
from mozangeles :
I agree with Vla. I feel much better about being locked up. I used to worry incessantly about someone from work or from my family finding my diary. Not that I write anything exciting, but especially in the case of my job, I could get fired! xoxo - me
from vla :
I feel *much* better locked. I pretty much gave my password out to anyone who asked, as long as I read their diary too. But I just feel better knowing who reads, you know?
from vla :
thanks for your note the other day. did you buy anything at the craft fair? I didn't. too many people. i just sat by ke's booth and looked at all the dogs and went home.
from refusal :
Hi, if you give me a postal address i'll send you a CD of awkwardly romantic indie music as per request. (email me on stuartfin72@yahoo.co.uk)
from useafork :
nope - not locked anymore. i had a hiatus but now im back!!! good to hear from you!!!
from vla :
craft fair! I actually have never bought anything... I hope to change that this year though.
from refusal :
I'm thinking of romantic awkwardness ideas, though it's tricker than I first thought. I cd just mail you The Best of Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers, but I assume you have something along those lines already. It'll probably be a little while, but well before Valentine's Day. And unrelatedly, I've had a dream about making out with someone from diaryland, but I don't know if that's more or less weird than doing it in real life. [despite today's theme, it wasn't you.]
from vla :
wait, what? you have??
from jumblygiant :
dude, you should totally get a raise AND the big office. Walk around looking really busy and irritated and it will happen. Worked for me. xoxo
from vla :
I wish I was looking for an apartment! that sounds *perfect* Also, the us open was SO awesome.
from badmj :
get the one that holds less songs. My ipod is full but im never going to listen to every song
from mozangeles :
I am sorry to hear about the job rejection. At least you got a letter. That is more than I got from a lot of jobs. You will find something else. Every single time I thought I was going to be stuck in my current sucky job (and I have had a lot - none as prestigious as being a lawyer, either!), I managed to find something else. Chin up! xoxo - me
from jumblygiant :
dude (forgive me, I can't stop saying dude) - "My solution? Why, I believe I'm going to go out and drink until I make poor decisions, then get back up tomorrow and go gung ho on the job search again." You're my girl. The same thing happened to me at work. Everyone quit and I was looking and actually put my 2 weeks in. They asked me to stay (offering 3 weeks off in August and a big raise), so I did. I have no allies left. It sucks, but you'll get through it and find something else. Steal some office supplies, that always makes me feel a little better. xoxo
from mozangeles :
Wait..what is your living situation? Living with a now ex-boyfriend? Living with boyfriend? I must have missed something. xoxo - me
from vla :
I really don't think he'd ask you to play tennis unless the news was good. dude! good news!! Also, ke is dying for people to play tennis with! are you looking for someone to play with? He has a really hard time finding people to play with around here. did you used to belong to midtown? that place is crazy expensive.
from mozangeles :
What is wrong, m'dear? Do you have the flu? Irritable bowel? Ulcer?? Acid reflux? xoxo - me
from vla :
ugh. Sorry about awful interview! And the continued home front woes... Isn't there a way out? Like, can't you get him to move out somehow? It seems like you'd be much happier. sorry if I'm annoying you with the questions. I always seem to have a lot of questions though! You can tell me to quit it if you want.
from mozangeles :
Welcome to my world of pain and torture. I do not have IBS that I know of, but I have GERD, an ulcer, and I pretty much have to shun caffeine, spicy foods, tomato-based products, etc. Of course, I do not abide by those rules, so I am always in pain. xoxo - me
from mozangeles :
ARGH! Boys and porn. I am so glad that I am not the only one confronted with this issue all the time. When I wrote about it previously, it seemed like everyone thought I was being too sensitive about it and that I should just "get used to it." It is nice to see that other people are going through the same thing. xoxo - me
from vla :
I'm going to ask you a blunt question, ok? What's keeping you with the boy? I'm asking because while we do seem to write about similar frustrations, you never really seem to write about the other side... you know? Maybe it's just because you don't write as much about him. But. just wondering...
from vla :
Hey, I live right by Piece! Also, debt drives me crazy too.
from vla :
I have some questions about your thoughts about moving to your hometown for the job: what about the boy? Aaaaannddd: where do you think you'd move in a couple years after you got more experience there? AND are you sick of chicago?
from vla :
dude!!! Awesome idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from vla :
I am so freaked about Bush's looming supreme court nomination. How bad will it be? It's terrifying. Also: the boy should have helped you figure something out about the dog this weekend! Lame!! Perhaps even worse: your fucking co-workers’ eyebrow comments. I think I would've gone for their jugulars.
from mozangeles :
*barf* that sticker disgusts me. xoxo - me
from refusal :
3 nails? Did you not stop the religious car adornment person and inquire where exactly the Romans put the third nail?
from vla :
Anthropologie is a moneysucker! But sometimes it does have good sales. I need to stay away from that place.
from krugerpak007 :
I can relate. All my friends seem to be actually doing something and getting ahead in their lives. I just feel like I am going backwards! Take care. Kathy
from warbler :
long time no talk. sorry to hear of your rough go. if nothing else, i recommend teenage fanclub at the metro. they always make me feel a bit sunnier. from, that guy you used to know in milwaukee.
from vla :
hey bees, sounds like you know what to do. not that it's easy though. I think you might feel better once it's over? god, it sucks though.
from mozangeles :
Hi! I am more than happy to give you the log-in info. Does your e-mail at Diaryland (the e-mail link on your diary) work? I am e-mailing the log-in info there, unless you want to give me another e-mail. Mine is SoulFrstrn@aol.com. Let me know! xoxo - me
from elabee :
I hate interviews - what a nightmare. Also, dead on re: women attorneys trying to overcompensate. And finally, I would be all over the British Sea Power ticket if was in the neighborhood (or the same state)...
from mozangeles :
Are you an attorney, my dear? It is always being hinted at, but I do not know if I have ever read concrete information stating so. If not, what kind of position in an attorney's office did you interview for? xoxo - me
from geoffchaucer :
Hey, don't dis Providence. It's kind of grown on this Brooklyn boy. Certainly, it has more charm than New Haven or a lot of other college towns I can think of. Plus our former mayor is in jail. How cool is that?
from mozangeles :
NEW ORDER! Jealous!!! You always go to good shows. I HATE YOU! jk. xoxo - me
from boxer-briefs :
I think your cake sounds wonderful -- and I don't really care for bananas. Cream cheese frosting, though, now that I could get into.
from monkeymitten :
Thanks for the note. The little bits mean a lot.
from mozangeles :
HAHA! HOW CUTE!!! Your dog is awesome! xoxo - me
from mozangeles :
Yay! New Order tickets! I am jealous! :) xoxo - me
from mousemilk :
I work from home, so there is no 'after'. To be honest, most of the time there is no 'work'. <br> Before bed - at the moment, several rounds of internet Boggle, then maybe some weeping. Salut!
from lissacakes :
Drive home, take a shower/ spot clean, change into jeans/ sweatpants/ pj's, wait for boyfriend/ go to boyfriend's, cook/ go to dinner, coffee or rent movies or play with cats or independent time on the internet, talk about nothing in bed, have sex and/or cuddle, fall asleep or "talk about our relationship" all night long.
from mozangeles :
Hmm...well, after work, I pick my boyfriend up from work, we drive home, cook dinner, eat dinner, read a bit, go online and check e-mail and/or watch a movie we've rented, (if we have the energy, have sex - this is not often), and get ready to go to bed (brush teeth, etc.). BORING, eh?! xoxo - me
from boxer-briefs :
Do you have a dog walking service for during the day? I am thinking I may need to get one, since my commute will be a lot longer starting in Feb -- but they all cost $12-14 a walk! I love her and all, but $240 a month is insane.
from lizabee :
i want your dog.
from useafork :
oooh I love you sweet dog! Rottweiler mixes rock the hizzy!
from useafork :
oh yum. i forgot about them christmasy drinks made by the devil. i will have to abandon all morals tomorrow morning and buy one. hooray for abandoning morals!
from useafork :
I use the ring, and I totally love it. After trying every single method of bc out there, this is by far the easiest to deal with - minmal boobie pain, short less painful periods, no weight gain, and its cheap (but it sounds like you have a job where you have good health care) you should try it - you just jam one up there the sunday after your period, leave it for three weeks, dig it out, go on the rag, and put a new one in after. super neat.
from boxer-briefs :
I missed the start of America's Top Model last night as well because I was stuck burning grilled cheese sandwiches in the kitchen in a mad rush to get dinner made by 7 p.m. I was FRANTIC. There's just something about Tyra that is soooo bad, she's addictive. And Janice, she just makes the show. My point? That blind chick sucks. She has the face of a 40-year-old woman! And she is by far the skinniest of them all, so who is she to start yelling "Girls! We got piping hot eating disorders right here with Cassie or whatever her name is! get yours now!" Also, a blind super model mom with way too long platinum hair extensions? I'm sorry Tyra, I expected more from you.
from mozangeles :
he....cancelled....i am distraught and betrayed. you can read my most recent entry to see what happened to him [moz]. ::sniff:: xoxo, me
from mozangeles :
hmmm. do you think you might have an ulcer? or acid reflux? i have both...and i know that both are quite painful. my mom made two appointments with the top gastro doctor for me, and i ditched both, because i was scared to have that scope stuck down my throat. luckily, i have been able to get a prescription for both without getting all that jazz done, but i still think it's better than living in the misery. just some advice. :) xoxo, me
from lizabee :
Thanks for the note re: the cat juice. I made my boyfriend call the vet about "milking the anal glands", and that is indeed what must be done. I'm going to make him take the cat in for this procedure because I keep gagging just writing about it.
from useafork :
No, its true. Very few people in their twenties have fulfilling jobs and most of us are stuck in this in-betweeny wasteland called Young Professionalism which should really be named Too Chickenshit To Really Live.
from mozangeles :
"You're the bees' knees, but so am I."
from antihoyhoys :
Ha! I like your name. Can you do the royal "bees knees dance"? If you can... You must be rollin in the MULA. Nice Diary. Stay cool bro...
from love-designs :
LOL. I was watching that show too! I enjoyed it but it didn't occur to me that the Amish people might be actors. :-p. And I have seen Mariam before.. o.o
from useafork :
Dude, you too have (had) a summer cold. I hate them. I want to take my hand and jam it up my nose and pull my brain out, then throw it against the wall because of them Don't you love the word "trifiling"? Its great.
from vocalfern :
i like your diary!
from monkeymitten :
thank you thank you thank you. I just dropped the lass a line. thanks again. stabo
from starlight42 :
I've heard of some Indian cultures, washing after going to the bathroom, usually they have a wash cloth. I'm not sure what it's called...so ya, that's probably what it is.
from starlight42 :
I can relate to the bridesmaid dress! I had similar issues a few years ago. The prices they charge are outrageous! Hey, at least you've lost some weight though, it's a start! I'd love to have that :) Also, I am a big fan of Panera. I haven't been in a while, I'll have to see what soup they brought back...
from starlight42 :
you're so funny...ya, I love cats, but I know they can get annoying, they always want to lay on you when you need to get up & go do something! Or, how about when they sit on the bed when you're trying to "get romantic" with your boyfriend? how's about that for an audience!
from nofantasy :
Hey, don't be so rough on the vegans. Think about all the antibiotics and hormones that go into the milk that go into the cheese ... ack!
from asteroidbelt :
i'm sorry to hear about yer mom. i hope you're ok.
from monkeymitten :
Thanks for the warning. Everyone is so divided on the AD. My roommate swears it ruins your liver, a chubby friend just lost 30 lbs (in a few months, mind you) and looks awesome... I think I'm gonna try it. Hey--maybe ketosis is like rapturous ecstastasy or something. So, I just had a lump of meat for lunch.
from monkeymitten :
Hey, I'm on Fridndster, too. I'm Anastasia. I look like Sissy Spacek. Who are you?
from huocer :
hello
from monkeymitten :
Weird! When did you know Matt? Are you from Westchester? Did you go to UMass? We were good friends some time ago. Now he's just hanging out in Prospect heights with his girlfriend, I think. I haven't talked to him for a long time.
from monkeymitten :
Thanks for the well-wishin'. I'm really nervous about this, primarily because I told my boss I was going to have to go home to let a mythical plumber into my apartment, when I'm really walking across the street to the Time & Life building to try and hustle myself a new career. In any case, thanks for the encouragement!
from daizychainz :
your diary is fun, cute, and honest...thanks for the dose of normalcy!
from jozkajozka :
Hey i'm sorry to hear your dates have been so bad... so you should come out for rock n' roll karaoke this wednesday in honor of my birthday. dec 4. underground lounge. that is all.
from nofantasy :
Long distance relationships are products of hell: the temptation is great and delicious but the reality is mealy and you get burned (my, wasn't that a muddle combination of metaphors?) Second, it is a billion times worse to reconnect with a past love. I'm the queen of personals dating and I actually find it to be really fun. Sure, the dates are usually horrid but you get to meet new people and there's nothing better than blind-date stories at mass gatherings (furthermore, there's always someone who's had their eye on you and is willing to dig up the "I'm sorry to hear your dates have been so bad .. maybe I can make it up to you some night?" line when the time is right).
from jozkajozka :
i was just thinking of the time i once place a personal ad. my friend recomended Nerve.com as she's actually had some amount of luck, if you consider it, at the whole internet love thing. and so i tried it. granted this was in the midst of a horribly depressing year for me, as usual. i got one reply, which was basically a joke. my 'name' was grendelsmother. based on yes, beowulf, but also a song. the person asked, "aren't you afraid beowulf's going to come along and rip off your arm?" when i saw i had a reply, i said, "hell yeah, somebody likes me!" and then i read that, and then i simply responded, "no." depressing - yes. discouraging, - very yes. i hope this doesn't discourage you from fulfilling the bet, if it comes to a head. and then and then, she recently told me, it sometimes takes more than one 'profile.' to which i responded, 'fuck that'. I yam what i yam, - popeye. ok, i'll quite taking up space here.
from jozkajozka :
a old friend of mine's band is playing tonight at the empty bottle. Midwest Product. in his own words, "a rip-off of New Order." a heavy dose of synthesizers and other computer gadgetry. you should check it out if you can make it. and speaking of birthdays, last night's antics were off da hook. i can empathize with your hangover.
from jozkajozka :
you're going to the warlocks? damn damn damn. please don't say its saturday or sunday. please don't say its saturday or sunday. please don't say its saturday or sunday. oh shit. i just checked the double door site... well, i'll be working across the street while the band plays on. damn you. goddamn you.
from jozkajozka :
yeah, i'm used to karaoke, but not that style. talk about intimidating. i kept rereading that lyric sheet, and held onto it like it was jebis and i needed saving... i'm no stranger to karaoke, but when the words aren't going along with you... total disaster. um. like your diary lots. all right. jozka
from thschrmngboy :
i tried to look for you but no dice...did you have fun? i had a good time...of course i was bit pissed from the bourbon...
from thschrmngboy :
sorry to hear that the new place isn't working out YET...are you going to ladytron?
from nofantasy :
You broke dieting rule #1: only weigh yourself once a week because, as you observered earlier in the year, your weight fluctuates as the day progresses. Plus, toting an evening's worth of liquid in your stomach ain't light. Stopstopstop the scale addiction!
from rhoeng :
i got an offer for free tickets to that show last nite but had to decline...i was so fucking mad, man....so fucking mad. Sandoval's split with the Jesus and Mary Chain is what intro'd me her sweet little voice.
from ikilledkitty :
THANK YOU! for making a hefner diaryring, ! I could kiss you lol Erm not crazy..just a nother mixed up kid aha, peace out.
from its4me :
I'm glad to see you also thought The Slumber Party was lame. (thanks to you I now know their name and subsequently how to avoid them in the future.) is it wrong to ask for a little enthusiasm? I dunno. and also, thanks for adding me to your favorites :)
from hermitage :
Oh my goodness. The Bachelor is so bloody bad. I can't help but laugh when I see it.
from fadein :
need help with that bet?
from refusal :
Hi. Thanks for your message. Julian wasn't sober, but he still managed to give a good performance, even if he went for a swig of beer every couple of minutes. I guess I was lucky -- there's nothing worse than going to see a band you love, and them not bothering or not being able to play. Maybe he's growing up and becoming responsible now the Strokes are becoming megastars over here.
from its4me :
YIKES! that CTA story was insane! I swear, the craziest people in the world ride Chicago trains and busses. if they're not preaching the word of Christ, they're pissing in their pants or staring at your chest. how funny you had a rescuer. wouldn't it be funny if you actually did run into him again? anyway, wanted to let you know I felt for you. the next time it happens, knee them in the groin. --Jennifer
from fadein :
damn straight im not to be settled for. youre very perceptive for never having met me, and you can rest assured that im neither short nor hunchbacked. anyway, do you know why i keep leaving you notes rather than signing your guestbook? because some of your links are broken. i didnt know if you knew, so i thought id tell you. and, yeah, i talked to that smiths teacher too. i wish i didnt have to pass on the class, but then i came to my senses and realized that i owned only an electric guitar, and not an acoustic. i know. gotta rectify that.
from fadein :
good fucking lord. ive based my entire romantic life in this city on being somewhat attractive, quirky and hilarious. have i been "settled for"? and i thought us guys were bad. anyway, did anything ever happen with that smiths class?
from banana3159 :
Synchronicity. I had a dream a few days ago about visiting my *14 year old self* and helping her(me) get dressed. CRAZY.
from thschrmngboy :
I love your journal...and I find it slightly creepy and comforting that we have similar tastes in music and film...haven't seen too many foxy girls at the Bottle...hmmm
from mpemin :
you have a monopoly?! egads, look at mine!! I have a guestbook if you want to hide among the shadows. your dreams are almost as weird as mine! and the theory about boys in chicago? I agree 100% and have had to settle for boys with great personalities, instead of boys with great asses and high cheekbones.
from mpemin :
gosh, I realized how heartless I sounded after the ordeal you went through and the good news and I just asked about that guy! Yikes, so sorry! if I only could bottle up the feeling I get when it snows big, fat, white, fluffy flakes and it seems unreal.
from mpemin :
ok, I know a guy that just moved here on a whim from San Francisco...is his name matt? god, if it is, then it's too much of a small world.
from mpemin :
well, your offer is very sweet. I'm not sure what I like, yet, as I'm diggin' the new look, as well. let me ponder it...wasn't there a character on an old nickleodeon show called "pete and pete" where one of the characters dressed like superman, but wore glasses? ah, such useless knowledge I possess. a friend told me not to look anton directly in the eyes and I would be okay. should he be in prison or something?
from fadein :
ha...i was thinking the same thing (except substitute girls for boys). what do you think? lets agree beforehand not to date and take the class. the smiths songbook i bought has been getting dusty
from banana3159 :
Pregnancy scares are the absolute worst. I hope everything works out ok. I've certainly dealt with the whole shebang before and could totally relate to your entry; I think other girls saying "I told you so" is sort of akin to women who refuse to believe rape victims-- people don't want to think it can happen to them. Pregnancy accidents are equal opportunity life-screwer-uppers. I have my fingers crossed for you. --Anna
from mpemin :
I'm still debating my layout, but we'll see...I find that whenever I put a big pile of meat in front of me, the guy looks on in horror. it's bollocks when they say that guys like a girl with an appetite. I'm just always afraid there is something in my teeth, so I order soup, instead.
from surly :
see me age 19 with some dumb haircut from 19...60 movin't o new yooooooooork city! i sing to you.
from mpemin :
what happened to our stripes? now, my site is all plain-looking and not at all cool...did the design chica take 'em away? *sniff* p.s. I find that those that talk the sell-out talk are always people that aren't satisfied with what they do, themselves, and would like to make others feel completely selfish for having a decent job that allows them to do the creative things that they want to do. is it so wrong to not want to live hand-to-mouth? I still support independent films, music and art and do them all myself, so what do I have to feel guilty about?
from banana3159 :
Related so totally to your entry today. I am not currently in law school, but have thought about it as a career. I'm a marketing coordinator-- so totally not an "indie street cred" job. I also am obsessed with "the sell-out" quotient. Funny, 'cause 50 years ago nobody even thought that way. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Anyway, it makes me happy to know there are *cool* people in professional positions who like good music, etc. etc. The indie street cred game is a dead end, I guess.
from banana3159 :
Ah.. so you saw the great fire. It's amazing everyone got out alive. I love reading the diaries of people who live in this strange city. Your diary is grand. You truly are The Bees Knees. Thanks for the compliments on mine. It's actually incredibly fun to write about all of the crazy shit that happened now that it's over. It helps me process it because I've never really "coped" with it or whatever. Anyway, I look forward to more entertainment from you. *Anna
from mpemin :
that seems to be my problem, too. only it's unreturned phonecalls AND e-mails. such a sad state of affairs, but maybe all for the best.
from banana3159 :
Hi-- I just read through your diary and was highly amused. You are quite entertaining. I look forward to more good stuff from you. The Shins rule.
from mpemin :
I hope it's okay that I'm feeling your page's mod love:) it's also good to know that schwarzman is such a gentleman...
from mpemin :
god, I know! I'm not sure why they pick someone like me as compared to any of the other females on the train. probably happens right under my nose, though, and I never even see it. I, now, can only go to simon's on tuesdays, though, on account of no ID until I acquire a replacement SS card. are you in that neck of the woods, too?
from mpemin :
yes, any time I've EVER gone into a music store, it's the same damn thing. it makes you realize that there is such a long, damn way to go! also, just surfing around and realized you like NORTH BY NORTHWEST, too. a lady with good taste.
from wheat :
Hah! That's why I'll never work a guitar store... Are you putting that bass to good use in a band?
from mpemin :
just discovered your page by surfing around to see who liked the Kinks. o'course everyone likes the Kinks, but I must say I really liked your page. funny, dry and very salty. a good read, so I hope you keep it up.

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