messages to wildrosie:
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from cosmicrayola :
I would love to add you and read you, but I don't have your password. I would love to have it if you want to share.
from sugar4money :
Glad you exposed the fucking monster. Also hoping he'll rot in hell soon! I hope your family is fine after this. Hugs.
from thephc :
hello. found you through the old batten diary. don't know what happened with your ex but it sounds monsterous.
from brightopal :
As IF. But hey, if he thinks he's driving things, that's HIS problem. The investigation's nearly done, isn't it? Imagine when he finds out who they're REALLY watching *G*
from eastportgrrl :
Thanks for the note.... I gain strength from all who I get thoughts, words and deeds from... hope to hear from you soon...
from brightopal :
It's too bad his gf doesn't understand the implications of being an accessory... She can't see past wanting to come off as something she'll never be. But that's how it always goes, doesn't it?
from allegedwife :
can I have a PW please? nufarmwife at yahoo dot com dot au
from noaddedme :
I'm so overwelmed by his utter stupidity. Not to mention the disgusting behavior **shudder** There's a place for people like that - hell.
from brightopal :
Oh man... Yeah, and when it hits, I'll be able to smell it from here *G*
from hissandtell :
Well, thank goddess you've finally exposed this creature to the appropriate authorities. I'm sure I'll be able to see the red faces and elaborate back-pedalling from here when that particular news gets out. Go, sister! Love, R xxx
from noaddedme :
thanks for the password! I've been longing for an update :) He really is a stupid fucker isn't he? Oh well, couldn't be happening to a nicer person!
from poolagirl :
It's going to be quite a tumble for him, Rosie! Wish I could be there to see that.
from bitterwineuk :
:) Thanks for your comment. But I will never EVER tell. In my book it IS as bad as Keith Richards, he's still old enough to be my dad and pervy with a wife half his age. Scary man. God knows how my brain thinks such things. I need institutionalising sometimes.
from bitterwineuk :
fantastic stuff Rosie, I like it. I'll be tempted to do something similar to my bastard ex too. Good luck. :)
from poolagirl :
Boy, he won't know what hit him after THAT happens!
from brightopal :
Well, not Tombstone exactly, but you know what I mean.
from brightopal :
Yeesh. The Library??? Nowhere but in Tombstone...
from acaldwell :
hey wildrosie! i talked to uncle vito, and you should get a call about this situation from cousin gennaro to make this right! say the word!
from onlymayday :
Well, I'm only a year younger than your daughter, so while there's nothing *wrong* with it, I'm more than a little unusual in my own demographic. My brother (three years younger) is on a quest to introduce my mother to new music, mostly because she tends to put in a CD and not take it out until given something new. Her most recent was a CD of cowboy ballads, complete with yodeling. He decided it was time to take a stand and is bombarding her with all kinds of stuff in hopes that something will stick.
from bindyree :
Well, darn, you're now in lockdown. That's okay; it's been a good read, and thank you so so so very much for sharing so much of your life with us! xox Brin
from bluecharis :
Hey Rosie, I hope you're doing fine. I'd love to keep on reading your diary - If you also want me to do that, please send me your password to blue@REMOVETHISthe.addict.de, Love + kisses, Charis
from moonfaeryy :
Rosietoes....if you are willing to share lePassword, my addy is frogstar14@yahoo.com. Keep in touch and be safe! Hugs!
from noaddedme :
passworded? help me! kairejayne @ yahoo.com
from zencelt :
Well, crap! The black henna I tried was supposed to be colored with indigo, etc, but when I tried to apply it, it crumbled off my head. And I don't look as a redhead, so I can't use the plain henna. And I tried a "Natural" haircolor which made my scalp break out, but not as bad. Still, I don't think its healthy. I guess I'll have to go au natural.... Thanks for the advice Rosie Darlin'!
from onlymayday :
I agree with you in theory: I knew behaviour at grandma's house was different from at home which was different from at school. Sadly, there are still 20 year olds who believe that classroom etiquette and frat party behaviour are one and the same. But these two KNOW Donkey and Fat Bastard get a rise out of their parents and grandparents. They know it's wrong, and it's a bid for negative attention, so ignoring it isn't what they're expecting. When I don't respond to, "Hahahaha! Aren't we annoying!? Don't we piss you off?! Aren't you going to do something to stop us, hahaha!?", they gave it up and are just annoying each other now. I did lay down the law on them first thing Friday night about calling everything "gay", because that doesn't fly with me. After several reminders in the form of, "Really? I didn't know all homosexuals were fans of anime." and "No, actually, most of the homosexuals I know have haircuts like... yours," (which is genuinely true) they get the message. I'd rather actively fight against intolerance of others than annoying imitations, all things considered. Obviously their parents see it the other way, because the first thing I heard when voicing my objections to their word choice was: "Dad doesn't say anything about that one! We can't say the f-word, either of them, the gay one or the other one, but that one's OK." No way, guys, not cool.
from jammybastard :
Santee it is. You're good, darlin'.
from bluecharis :
Hey Rosie! Thanks for the nice notes you left me and for adding me to your buddy list! :-) Yeah, I know, it does get easier - it already is easier than it used to be, it's just hard to get my groove back, you know? Anyway, I've been looking at your diary and like it a lot! Take care, Charis :-)
from zencelt :
Oh that IS good news! I love that series. Thanks Rosie.
from pink-circle :
*The Circle of the Phoenix* Hi, I'm Phoenix, and I'd like to personally invite you to join The Circle; a writers' and artists' group for diaryland members. It's a public journal, so that anyone can post to it, but members have profiles on the site, as well as critiques, and once promoted to Apprentice have buttons to show off their achievements on their site. I hope you don't take this as spam, you can just delete this message if you're not interested, but if you are, please visit our welcome page: http://pink-circle.diaryland.com/welcome3.html -- Thanks for your time -- Atara Phoenix
from jammybastard :
Gorilla...hee hee!
from batten :
Better off to be alone and have close friends and family. The definition of insanity to doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. I'm getting off the merry-go-round today. Big hug. Hang in there. -J
from bitterwineuk :
hahahahaha. your comments lately have really made me laugh. I've been quite a dark horse of late though, been alot of fun though but making progress in some areas now. ;)
from onlymayday :
True, true, but it's hard to stay 10 or 15 or even 18 when none of your friends are anymore.
from hothead :
thanks for the message and the empathy. *sigh* you're right. it isn't fair...and nope, i have no idea what to do about it. i had lunch with a friend with the same issue...i swear, we need to form a club!
from x-centricity :
Hi, Sugar! It's me, FKA x-plicity. Come over and see me some time. *grin*
from chaosdaily :
i have a pzazz... but it made its way to the store and never came back home. half my tools are there too!
from sixweasels :
Sounds like you've been all sorts of busy! It makes me sad that Zeb has to leave - you two have become such a tag team : ). Hugs.
from boxx9000 :
♥ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ♥
from batten :
I could hardly have felt worse when writing that. Thank god for the journal. I get all my bitch out although you poor babies have to read/suffer through my anger. I love her very much which is the worst part. I totally understand where she's coming from for a lot of it. What I don't get is her hanging on to it and going over and over it and taking it out on people who love her. I don't understand her refusal to accept her part of her own destructive behaviors and refusal to change so the outcomes become positive. Thanks for being a friend, darlin'woman. Hopefully I can put this behind me and move on back to being the good friend rather than the disillusioned hurt one. Big hug to you. -me
from fan4 :
I'm sorry you didn't have a good Christmas.
from jammybastard :
Ah, the girls are still lush and lovely, Rosie!
from jammybastard :
Don't fret, sweetheart -- I'll be back to sleazing in no time.
from fan4 :
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
from hissandtell :
Happiest birthday, you divine desert diva. I've just sent you a present, sugarcakes - see if you can work out what it is... Love, R xxx
from poolagirl :
Happy birthday, wild woman! Have a great day!
from dandydandy :
Happy Birthday!
from radiogurl :
Aww, that sucketh. Been down that road, myself. I can live without the graphics and such, but I'm totally spoiled to the comments ;)
from spazs :
Yeah, do that haloscan thing. Better buy yourself something pretty!
from spazs :
Oh, but don´t spend too much money on the membership! Are you listening? I don´t think the comments are so necessary!
from bitterwineuk :
Agreed with note before me, why have supergold? I use haloscan for comments, flickr for photos and a hit counter from bravenet all free. Isn't it funny how we get so attached to diaries? Mine has lasted longer than any relationship I have ever had. :) It's covered single girl stuff, dating, pregnancy, birth, a wedding, a new home and a divorce. Now it's back to where it started just with a 3 year old additional. I call that a good 5 years!! Have a great weekend!!!
from acaldwell :
ya dont need supergold! with the advent and discovery of such things as photobucket for pics, and haloscan for coments why pay money you cant afford!! so dont delay, go the poor folks way!! dont renew that supergold, hurray!!
from namastesakhi :
could you please take me off your favorites list? and then could you erase this note as well? thanks :)
from adelphi :
Hi, I just started reading your diary. It's very interesting. Your most recent post worried me, though. That thingling in your left fingers is a real sign of a heart attack. It could be other things, but the way you described it made it sound like a precursor to a heart attack. See here under "Problems for Medical Conditions." http://health.yahoo.com/ency/healthwise/handp
from fan4 :
I'm sorry your computer no longer works. I'll miss reading your entries.
from kyboy :
Hi Miss Rosie! It has been a while. Drop me an email at kyboy76@gmail.com and I will send you a link to my personal webpage. I would put it here, but it has personal info on it that I do not want all to see, but you are my diary buddy, so I want to share it with you! *hugs*
from chaosdaily :
can you dab any part of that abcess with peroxide or epsom salts? that might help.. or even try a good antibacterial oinment like bacitracin or neosporin.. as long as kitty can't lick it off.....
from onlymayday :
Sadly, only time can cure procrastination. And like I said, as long as no one's catching me on it, why should I try to change? It does make me feel a little guilty, though, when I hear people agnoizing over the week they spent writing.
from noaddedme :
kairejayne@yahoo.com :) Send me the combination sweetie!
from batten :
cont. is there anything else we can do on tracking it?
from batten :
wildrosie, this is eastportgrrl. if you can get me your email, I have a track on a certain phone number and wondering if there i
from batten :
wildrosie, this is eastportgrrl. if you can get me your email, I have a track on a certain phone number and wondering if there i
from curiouoso :
I looked for you in tombstone the other night, but had no clue where or even what you looked like. It was the spur of the moment trip, or I would have contacted you to meet. Maybe next time....http://curiouoso.diaryland.com/weekend1.html Anyway, looking foorward to meeting you someday, Curiouoso*
from bitterwineuk :
Just going round very quickly thanking everyone for all thier support over the past few days concerning my locked diary. It really is much appreciated. Thank you for everything!!! Becca
from chaosdaily :
oh i had plenty of pizza... that's why i didnt make a "meal" for supper. i munched all night long on food show goodies, candy and cookies and nuts.. i need to eat FOOD when im hungry and not junk.
from zencelt :
Hey, my bookstore friend recommended The Prophet to me last week. I think I'll comb the used book stores for this weekend.
from wanders :
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the kind words and the good thoughts.
from mydiet2006 :
Gonna be locking up my lovely. Let me know your email and I'll pass on details if you are interested. Becca :)
from fan4 :
Thanks for adding my diary to your favorites list.
from fan4 :
Willy will use velvet paws when he touches me, and sometimes Tiger will use them too. Most of the time though, Tiger will use her claws on me. I'll get these mini scratches all over my legs due to that cat, but I love her anyway.
from boann7 :
thanks for the info on the glucose monitor. ill ck it out. hey you are alright.. you like RAH. =) me too.
from fan4 :
I'm sorry the doctors weren't able to figure out why you're in pain.
from chaosdaily :
she was telling me that the doc said she couldnt work till thursday, but "maybe i can make it on wednesday" to which i said NO. every day she stays home is another day of healing.. and i dont want her to push herself and make things worse. we'll see what happens thursday, cheeky h is on vacation, and all the other managers play horseshoes.....
from wanders :
Sorry to hear that you are still in pain, but I'm glad to hear that you are back home. Hang in there!
from jammybastard :
I do what I can. Hope ya feel better, doll.
from x-plicity :
I'm praying really hard, hon. *hugs*
from kyboy :
Please tell her she is my thoughts and prayers! lots of love!
from fan4 :
I hope you'll be be okay.
from zencelt :
Yup. That would be her. Really, the only issue I have with male porn is that the guys are all repulsive. Big dick or no, if your face causes me to vomit, your porn is not for me.
from yelayna :
Oh sugar, i've just been doing a massive catch up and i'm sorry to hear you're feeing ill - be careful and if there is anything i can do to help from here, let me know. My mum ignored her chest pains and stuff thinking it was nothing and in the end when she did go they wouldn't let her out and did a quadruple bypass the next day - talk about a surprise... and all before 50. So don't let them fob you off my lovely. *hugs and prayers*
from kyboy :
Hey honey. Please take care of yourself. When I had my heart attack, I waited 2 weeks. Thank God it was only a minor stress induced one, but everytime I tried to lay down to sleep is when the pain got the worst. I am deeply concerned. I wish we lived closer, I would take you to my cardiologist. He is awesome, when I had my heart surgery he showed up in shorts without his hair combed. He is very down to Earth. You are in my thoughts and prayers...it is so strange, someone I have never met I feel so close to (is that psychotic? I watch too many scary movies)! But seriously, do whatever it takes to go to the doctor. Love!
from zencelt :
Take care of that heart Rosie-gal. Listen to your instincts.
from epipie :
Well, yeah. I forgot to take St. Augustine into account. But still, sometimes I forget that part of Florida exists, with how fast things go in Orlando and South Florida.
from courtneycash :
Thanks for the comment on my template. Yea, I wish I knew enough about html to design my own page. Wow, you sing kareoke? I have once and I was a little tipsy and thats the only reason why. It was so fun though because when you have had a few drinks you think you can sing even when you can't. LOL
from dangerspouse :
AWWWW! I want Hobbes! (What guy doesn't like a little tail?) Man, talk about cute overload. Excuse me, gotta go find some insulin....
from fan4 :
Your kittens are adorable!
from enurta :
aaww. your kitties are so beautiful! i have a red cat that looked like your kittens when he was a little baby :P
from courtneycash :
Hey thanks for the help with the templates. Now my problem is finding one I like. I get so picky like I can't change it or something. LOL. I haven't found very many places that have the codes for templates with diaryland. Thanks again.
from kyboy :
OMG! They are so cute! I want another cat, but I am not sure my cat (Oscar) could handle it. He has been "queen" of hte house since he was adopted. I say queen because I truly believe he is gay. He loves men, and is ify around women. Yes, he will let them pet him, but if a guy is over, he will lay in his lap spead out screaming "love me, dammit!" I will post a pic of him one day. He is the best cat. Knows when I am depressed or in pain and loves on me and lets me know things will be OK. As for your hip pain, what is wrong if you don't mind me asking? I am not caught up and my diary readings due to school and spending QT with the son. Drop me an email sometime if you want! *hugs*
from bitterwineuk :
thanks for the "lecture" hahaha. and trust me, if I had the money I WOULD be out a hell of a lot more. September is a month where EVERYTHING is going on so I want it to be really enjoyable. The clubbing night in question is actually my 3rd wedding anniversary and 4 years since me and Tony got together officially. So there is no way in the world I am gonna sit at home alone on my own. I'm gonna mark this a special night of new things. Not something to feel sorry about but a night of new oppertunities. :) Becca.
from kyboy :
Hello! Thanks so much for the note! I was so excited to see someone new has found my little space on the net. I love your entries! *hugs*
from zencelt :
You're quite right about Max. He served a lovely purpose. God bless the man.
from trulypoetic :
It wasn't even that slooshy! ;-)
from trulypoetic :
If a child molestor isn't bothered by his behavior I shouldn't be either? My point being, I don't care what "they" do but I do care what they talk about in my home. And it pisses me off that they talk about getting married. That's ridiculas to me.
from namastesakhi :
impolite, leechy sponges... hahahahahahahahaha!
from trulypoetic :
Thanks for the information. You made it sound sorta like a slip and slide experience...teehee. Seriously thank you for alleviating some of my trepidation.
from zencelt :
Thank you for the advice! I will definately check out the pottery. I'm a bit of an addict. I'm getting so freakin' excited!
from wanders :
I really appreciate you taking the time to leave comments/advice. I enjoy hearing your opinion on things, puts them into perspective a little more. Thanks!
from jammybastard :
Hunk of metal, not hung. Where is my mind?
from jammybastard :
Basically the violet wand, in the right hands, can be a lovely tool for teasing or an unholy instrument of torture (my experience last night was more the latter, especially with that big hung of high conduction metal wedged in just so). From Mistress Miranda Rider's site, a bit of history: "Thanks to the genius of Nikolas Tesla, violet wands have been around since the 1800’s, reaching the peak of their popularity in the 1920’s & 30’s, when they were used for the treatment of just about everything from mental illness to hair loss. By way of the Tesla coil, the violet wand transforms ordinary dangerous electricity into a very low watt, low amperage, and high frequency charge that affects the body little. Most wonderful of all, thanks to the creativity of quack medicine, a plethora of different and generally universally compatible attachments exist—each with different properties and, thus, a very different feel."
from zencelt :
Thanks Rosie. I was trying to find a comparable certified used vehicle, but the miles were so high! And so were the prices. Plus I don't know anyone who knows about cars enough to ensure I wouldn't be pouring money into fixing up a loser. I plan on keeping the think for ten years, so I guess it works out in the end. Dunno. I'm gonna send you an email BTW requesting admittance to your indelicate diary.
from postalpriss :
Hey Rosie, I've been out of touch for a while, but have reasos. Love to share. Email me if you will, i've lost you.....K
from alainabelle :
Hello there! Just thought I'd say hello. I've missed this diary, so I'm hoping to find the time to update more often. Hoping all is well with you. Love, Poppy
from jammybastard :
Can't always see the forest for the trees, Rosie. Or the ass.
from sixweasels :
what a wonderful, fabulous entry! I loved that retrospective.
from jammybastard :
Glad you approve, darlin'.
from zencelt :
Hey baby! We planned to go to SD, but ran out of time. I didn't want to spend too many vacation days there, because I want to spend a few with Max in October, and use a couple weeks for Ireland. Nice to hear from you!
from mehiel :
Whatever you do, don't sink to her level. If she wants to be passive-aggressive, that's fine. But don't play the same game. It'll just send mixed messages. And hey--it's summer. If she won't do chores at home, make her volunteer with a charitable organization. You know, "if you won't help me, help someone else."
from radiogurl :
Nah, you're perfectly welcome - just kindly don't link ;) The folks *I* linked to are welcome.
from x-plicity :
That margarita recipe sound num. Can't wait to try it. *grin*
from bitterwineuk :
Hiya, thought I would just say hi and hope all is ok with you as you haven't updated for a few days. Hope all is well. I also noticed that you have "unsent letter" on your faves list. I wrote in there a couple of times. I should look at the newer ones. Take care my lovely and have a wonderful week. Becca. x.x.x
from chaosdaily :
you can blame me... everyone else does! lol
from hedgehoggy :
A basketball player had his eye poked in the middle of a game only to have the eye fall out. Yes, there are pictures of this moment in Bizarre Magazine. As long as the eye is placed back in quickly, there should not be a problem. Interesting stuff.
from jammybastard :
See, I relish the first time with someone new, especially if both parties are really wound up. That mad rush to discover is hard to replicate elsewhere. I love the thrill of touching new lips, new genitals, new backs (I have a back thing). Familiarity is lovely, but I wake up every day elated at the prospect of discovery.
from jammybastard :
Okay fine, you're a perv, too. ;-)
from jammybastard :
Ah, but that assumes I have something to gain from the input of others. Which I probably do; that's not really the point. It's just that the point of this diary is to vent at will, with impunity and absence of conceit. By accounting for my behavior in full beyond the scope of convention and social rigor, surely I sit outside the reach of common moral posturing. Do I really stand to gain from a jury of my peers (not that I have actual peers in this regard)? That's the question -- is anyone actually fit to judge me if they have yet to do things my way?
from jammybastard :
Sorry, just cleaned out the folder. Apparently everyone else leaves them in the queue. I'm far too tidy for that, I'm afraid.
from bitterwineuk :
Thank you Rosie @ mydiet diary, You always leave the most positive notes. I was just having a bad day and that didn't help. Back on the right track now and I have a new site to help me. Instead of tracking weight watchers points, I am tracking calories just to see what actually goes in. It's a really good site I found actually and i can plan things ahead easier. Thanks again hun, Becca
from allegedwife :
Ah, thanks. Serger=overlocker. Now I understand.
from chaosdaily :
interesting.. i did read that entry of the queens yesterday, but never put the two of them together
from ava-reborn :
Loads of hugs to you!!
from ava-reborn :
I'm so happy to help! Even if it was indirectly and unintentionally! Men, can't live with them, can't shoot them in the head eh!!
from healinghands :
Thanks for stopping by my site. Unfortunately, I'm no longer using diaryland as a blog site. I've just started a new one on livejournal instead. Sorry. Glad to hear there's another Bagdad Cafe fan out there. It's true, you either get it, or you don't!
from radiogurl :
I left a note for HRH the Queen. I expect her to 'fess up shortly so we can ooh and ahh in synchronization. ;)
from noaddedme :
The weights I'm doing now are what I'm suppose to be doing *just* to build muscle. I'm suppose to do an amount that is comfortable to do for 12-15 reps without losing form. I start working with the trainer in a couple weeks and we'll see what she decides. I know that when I lower the weights it takes me about 40 reps before I feel anything and that's just stressing my joints. As for my coworkers who want to whine, I honestly don't care if they don't want to change, I just get sooooooo sick of them coming to me and whining about how fat and miserable they are, especially when i've NEVER done that to them. I just have a threshold of hearing the same thing 100000 times and then I snack. I think they are both about 1 short of the snapping point you know? If either whine today I'm hitting them with a book. :)
from wildrosie :
Well Will, (I am responding here, as you do not have your notes turned on) you may be quite right about that impression. M and I forged a very close bond in the years when it was "You and me against the world". She and I have shared a great many lives together, and actually, she is usually the mommy, but we agreed that I could be the mommy this lifetime. E was not an easy child. Between a speech impediment and a learning disability, not to mention a temper that was easily roused, I spent most of the years of my marriage trying to keep her from killing the evil Greg, and vice-versa. But she and I DID have a great relationship once upon a time. And I know that some day in the future, that will return. But for now, the things she is doing would try the patience of a saint. Since my journal only extends throught these most difficult years, you are only getting a very skewed view of part of the whole situation. Now, had I kept a journal during the M teenaged years, you might have found similar entries...like the time she lied about her report card so she could still go out with her friends... Thankfully, they usually grow out of it. E is a beautiful, talented, high spirited young lady who could go far in this world. If she lives that long. ~Rosie~
from willgraham :
It just seems that your journal has a general theme of "M is so great and beautiful. I love her, and am so close to her. Oh and by the way, E is still an awful brat, and I'd sure like to kill her." While you may love her in the way that parents must love their children, your journal entries honestly give the impression that you are not at all fond of the poor girl, despite the fact that you obviously adore your older daughter.
from wildrosie :
No Will, you are wrong, I love my youngest daughter to no end, which is probably the only thing getting me through all of this. You can hate the things that people do, but still love them. ~Rosie~
from willgraham :
You really don't like your younger daughter at all, do you?
from radiogurl :
And again I am wondering what quirk of nature prevents we mothers from murdering our young when they reach the teenaged years. Been there, wanted to kill that.
from zencelt :
Who woulda thought that we wear the same bra size? I'm heading over to Frederick's to see what kind of pretties I can get. I've been wearing the Felina Harlow from Nordstrom, but am getting sick of looking at it.
from sixweasels :
I'm catching up and I'm so sorry you've gone through all of this recently. As I said in Zeb's notes, I know that no matter what you'll be in other's hearts and lives forever, even if right now exactly how you'll be there has yet to be determined. I know that doesn't make it hurt less, though. Big hugs.
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* Just remember, I am only a phone call - and a few hours' drive - away. I'm sorry for your family's loss... This year has opened with deaths of friends and family and has continued in that vein. Even when it may be expected, it is never easy.
from radiogurl :
*Sigh* I'm sorry to hear that, though I'd be lying if I said I was terribly surprised. You know my number if you need to talk. I get home shortly after 3pm.
from noaddedme :
Nagging done with love is accepted :)
from hedgehoggy :
Well, it was an Australian that said "poofter" so I assumed that slang was from there. British say it as well? Surprised as I have not heard that. By the way, I am a bit British so I picked up the slang so easily. Wolf Creek, as Hiss told me, is quite a trip on what it's like in Australia.
from radiogurl :
LOL! Well, so the carpet matches the drapes. Or at lest, it's got matching polka dots.
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* I remember what it's like to deal with a teenager in the house - how tempting it is to throttle the child sometimes. They fortunately do grow out of it. As for T, it sounds like you'll be vastly better off without her there. I hope you don't have to involve the police, but if you do, watch out for Zack. I have learned not to put anything past a professional sponge and jerk.
from noaddedme :
I barely have assets :( I am finding that bra shopping is just as bad if not worse than jean shopping. This bra is digging in my sides. BURN IT! We don't have a fred's around so I'd have to order :( I do love my doc, he's a keeper and I am so looking forward to working with Wonder!
from poolagirl :
Awwww......Miss Hiss is the best, isn't she? What a doll baby! I can help you set up your comments if you want me to.
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* I've got to go drop a note of thanks to hissandtell, who seems to be everyone's DL angel these days. :) Enjoy your SuperGold account, m'dear!
from zencelt :
My dear Rosie, you make me smile.
from radiogurl :
Welcome to my (former) world. There was a time that really WAS all I did. Cook, work, clean up, work, cook, work, clean up, yada yada. But I didn't have a B&B, just four kids!
from wildrosie :
I sing: When You're Good to Mama, Le Jazz Hot, All That Jazz, The Tide is High, Those Were The Days, Hard Candy Christmas, I Will Always Love You, My Heart Will Go On (Zeb's fav), Everytime, Dream A Little Dream, Cowboy Take Me Away, Goodbye Earl, I Touch Myself, and about 20 others. But those are the main ones. Oh, and I can do most anything from Rocky Horror. I can even song all of the parts from Time Warp... Riff Raff, Magenta, Columbia and the Narrator!
from mehiel :
What are your favorite songs to sing, when you go to Crystal? I always figure you can tell a lot about a person from their karaoke choices. :P
from postalpriss :
Hey, thanks for the PR....I'd love to visit, I've already daydreamed about coming to Tombstone....but time is limited. I'm only spending one night with my daughter..haha. Don't worry, I'll be back! Love, K
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* I'd help you out with the baby soaps, etc., but honestly - I got bupkus in that department. I almost never travel - the trip to San Diego was a real treat!
from mehiel :
Well, Rosie, I know you'll be with me in spirit. :) Come look at my latest entry--you'll get so see my wedding shoes and so on! Thank you for catching up on my diary, I really appreciate it. And yes, I once thought that an American would have no trouble entering a country, but...I was naive.
from radiogurl :
And again, you and I share a lot of perspective on the issues of immigration. It's a complex mess and one that isn't always fair to anyone. Racial prejudice is simply wrong, no matter which side of the fence it's on - but so too is wrongly claiming prejudice to further a heinous political agenda. That's happened, too, as you well know. I don't know the answer - but the group whereof you spoke has escalated the matter enough that we really have to take a stand...
from hissandtell :
Another song in a similar-ish vein that never fails to tear out my heart is Julie Gold's "Goodnight New York", as sung by Nanci Griffith. Do you know it? Anyway, at the moment Indonesia hates us and relationships are "strained" because Oz has just recently granted protection to 42 Papuan asylum-seekers. It seems we're damned if we do and damned if we don't accept refugees, no matter how sorry their plight. I guess our biggest fear - like the USA's - is that absolutely everyone would want to come in here and freeload if we gave them the slightest encouragement. Seems kind of egotistical to me, but there you have it... Love, R xxx
from x-plicity :
Very well stated. *hugs*
from ava-reborn :
Great entry lovely! Great point well made! We have a similar issue here. Lots of jobs, (particularly police, fire brigade, etc) have quotas of Asians, Africans, and other ethnic minorities that they have to employ. It doesn't matter if they're not qualified for the position, or that they don't speak good English, they will always get the job over a fully qualified, English speaking white Brit! It's taking equality absurdly too far the other way and is infuriating! *hugs* By the way, do you still want my password for Avalonte? Just email me at sapphiresteel@gmail.com. *hugs* again!!
from x-plicity :
Brava!
from radiogurl :
Whoa... That's some pretty remarkable stuff, and I think it should definitely be addressed in a big way. Of course you and I, living in Arizona, know that in many ways we're nearer an extension of Mexico already than we are part of the US. If you don't believe me, drive into countless small towns where the government is run by Hispanics and the structures and infrastructures are in a shambles because of mismanagement and a sense of racial entitlement that has no place in governmental decisions.
from nicim :
4/2 Not all who doctor themselves have fools for patients. Z took the important first step in any diagnosis. Admit there are issues. Then decide that he will NOT allow his past life determine his future. YIPPEE kiddo. I couldn't be happier. XXOO N
from dandydandy :
You really nailed it! Only problem is, Seth puked all over MY clean linens instead of his. Ah well. Hope you are feeling better soon!
from radiogurl :
I think you and I are probably of like mind about the immigration issue. I restrained myself and didn't rip anyone's head off but it was tempting when speaking to one hotheaded individual. If I trusted my voice not to go out, I'd call you today.
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* I'm glad you got that tooth out. Now, I strongly STRONGLY recommend Listerine gargles. Local dentists tell you salt water - that's bullshit. Take it from someone who's been there. The tooth was infected and the infection didn't disappear just because it was pulled. Listerine. Do it. With the Listerine you'll start to heal in a day or two. Without, it will continue to get worse.
from mehiel :
I don't know you or Zeb as well as the others do, but I do know how hard immigration is. I don't know what immigrating to the US is like, but the Canadian system seems designed to test a person and her relationships. In addition, the CIC never seems satisfied until they've humiliated you as a person. So, I can grasp how frustrating it all is. Add into it the other troubles...ugh. In any case, I'm glad you are properly medicated and that nothing seems to be wrong.
from x-plicity :
big huge *hugs*!!
from mehiel :
*hugs* I'm glad you made it through. You're really not a quitter, you know. After my trouble at the border, I felt a kind of despair I hadn't felt in years. I felt split in half. But I also knew that if I quit then, the bad guys would win. (Besides, I have to live to see my revenge on that asshole at the border--I won't be happy until the bastard is freezing his dick off outside a methadone clinic, but hey, that's just me.) As John Wayne says in the "Preacher" graphic novels, "Don't take no shit off fools, and be one of the good guys, son, 'cause there's just too damn many of the bad."
from pissymystic :
I'm just as glad that you stuck around.
from radiogurl :
Ouch... toothaches are NOT fun. I hope you can get it taken care of soon by a dentist, because if the infection spreads, they can also put your life at risk, as 00 discovered :(
from serenaville :
There was a period of time while we were living in Albany a few years ago, when I could NOT get ENOUGH of sucking on ice cubes, due to my very severe anemia. Never could bear to chew them, because that gives me the fever shivers - teeth are just way too sensitive. Other people chewing ice cubes freaks me out, too. Hearing skate blades on ice squicks me. Eventually, I stopped sucking as suddenly as I'd started. Now, if only that sentence weren't related to ice cubes, I'd be aces. ;D *HUGS!!!*
from chaosdaily :
yea ive been there too rosie. glad you decided against it!
from queenofrats :
Mumsie, if you'd like...check out this little web-site. http://www.http://lancejanssen.com/ I have to say, I think he's the cutest member of our family to come along in ages ;-D
from wildrosie :
Hell, I'd even throw in Petraluna if that happened! OMG, I had almost forgotten her. Even if I lost the house, I'd still have her! OK, now I REALLY don't feel so bad. ~Mumsie~
from queenofrats :
Hey! Mumsie! So last night I'm dreaming, and in the dream the doorbell of the house rings, and it's a bloody (not literally) SULTAN who has come to offer you 10M for the house. Don't give up! Maybe this will happen! <p> Please, Goddess, let this happen!!! <p> Much Love, Me
from poolagirl :
I am pulling for you, kiddo. All the way. Let me know if there is anything I can do.
from serenaville :
I'm too busy near-shaking in vast, wild relief you didn't end up doing anything rash; to be mad or upset at you. The weird thing is, I can understand a reaction like that, given the entire story. Doesn't make it RIGHT, it just makes some sort of strange sense. But... good GOD, woman... if for no one else but me... PLEASE stash the .380 far FAR away? I know you're better now, but humor me? Gah. *HUGS!!!!*
from mehiel :
*hugs* You're so brave, to make the move, own your own business, take the risk. After this, you should know that there's nothing you can't do. You have officially survived the worst of it!
from x-plicity :
Sending lost of prayers, hon!! *hugs* x
from yelayna :
Lots of prayers and best wishes winging their way to you. If there's aneything I can do to help, let me know. *hugs*
from serenaville :
You are an absolute doll, Rosie. Thank you so much for your kind support of Erianne, and her sister. I occasionally thank my stars that I found your space, and voted on Zeb's beard, else I'd never 'know' you. You have me thanking my stars again now. *HUGS!!!!!*
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* I hope you can salvage things before it's too late. Methinks at the very least it's time to put the place up for sale and be done with it, before it's too late.
from hissandtell :
Ah, the old gossipmongering rumour mill. Where would we be without people not only minding our business for us, but passing it on to others? Thinking of you always, doll - you know that. Love, R xxx
from serenaville :
The call goes out sooner than anticipated! Every fervent prayer and hope coming your way, dear woman. "All for one, and one for all" isn't just for Musketeers anymore. *HUGS!!!*
from pissymystic :
Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. Prayers, or the atheist equivalent, coming your way stat.
from zencelt :
Fire sign? Where does that come from? Oh, and I just love being a pig ; )) Those chinese calendars crack me up! Apparently I am a loyal friend, but am prone to marital strife. Why does that not surprise me???
from dangerspouse :
MEN! They're all idiots. That's why I've only ever dated women.
from zencelt :
I regret not having buddha in the shower booty every day. I feel like I didn't have closure... I certainbly didn't have my departure sex. Nor my pre-boarding sex. Or see you later sex, or...
from x-plicity :
Oh and thank you so much for the note. Love you!!
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* Oh joy. Aren't men *coughCRAZYcough* wonderful???
from x-plicity :
*hugs*
from x-plicity :
Good god, woman! That's a giant penis!!!
from mydiet2006 :
Thank you for your comment the other day. Your wise words always cheer me up and give me further encouragement. Thank you for that. It's the same here in England weather wise, although we are not getting the snow, it barely rises over 5 degrees C, most days, dips to 0 degrees C (or colder) overnight. We only have clouds clouds clouds. No real sky, but my daffodils in the garden are beginning to bloom and when the sun does come out, it's even colder. Roll on proper spring.
from serenaville :
It hit me hours later, that it may come across as though I am being flip and insensitive about suicide in my recent entry. I thought of your friend Carol, and became concerned you might misunderstand. I was being flip about people who callously announce their plan in a semi-public forum, with the intent of creating drama. Which it turned out to be, as the girl was tracked, and found to have posted on another site today. So. I hope I didn't inadvertently hurt or offend you somehow. I've known people who committed suicide too, and would never make light of it purposely. *HUGS!!*
from radiogurl :
*Snort* That entry leaves sooooo many comment opportunities... All I'll say is, my snow's bigger than your snow, nyah nyah!
from mehiel :
Phallic symbol, or dinosaur dungheap? (I'm just saying...) I love the color of that dress! And the sheared beaver line is hilarious. "Would you like to share my sheared beaver?" Hee hee.
from mehiel :
Phallic symbol, or dinosaur dungheap? (I'm just saying...) I love the color of that dress! And the sheared beaver line is hilarious. "Would you like to share my sheared beaver?" Hee hee.
from hissandtell :
What a completely delightful entry. We're on the tail end of a massive cyclone here - gales blowing and ponderously heavy grey clouds - a perfect day to stay in bed and snuggle-smooch with a cowboy. Love the photographs, too; you look like those elegantly stunning women in the "Cowboys and Indians" magazines who always model things like fabulous tiered broomstick skirts teamed with fringed shearling vests, embroidered cowboy boots and a tonne of turquoise jewellery while posed in front of interesting rock formations and monstrous saguaros. Very pretty, darling. Love, R xxx
from pfirsich :
Haha,I love you being outspoken,too! It´s cute!!!!
from x-plicity :
May the boots by the door be the same as the britches on the floor! Not yours!!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
from nicim :
3/16 YAY!! And so very much you!! you are a kind, giving, special friend, and i listen to you!! so keep those cards and emails coming sweetiepie. XXOO N
from radiogurl :
What an awesome list - and from what I know, 100 percent correct. I didn't see NiciM's list until after I'd already done an entry for today, but I plan to do this myself asap. :)
from eastportgrrl :
Hee. Yeah Chester is a maine coon mix and I have noticed that when anything stresses him out, he tends to groom a lot more.... But it is also spring and he is shedding like a machine I think I could get a kitten out of what he has shed...
from mehiel :
Your version of breakfast sounds so yummy! Somehow I have this vision of you as a really good cook.
from radiogurl :
Mmmmmm.... crawling back into bed sounds perfectly lovely to me, though I don't wish you the ill health that prompted it. *Hugs*
from dangerspouse :
Waddaya mean we should pity her for "only" having M&M's to eat?? That is my idea of the perfect meal!
from mydiet2006 :
Hiya, thank you for your lovely note you sent me. It made me smile. Especially the start when you said "What is it about the end of winter that makes us lose all ability to "Just say no to cookies"? Or Ice cream, or a thousand other horrible things." The trouble is, they are not horrible things. They are bloody lovely things. They are the things that give us the energy we need and the things that make us feel happiest (until the guilt sets in) short term. Thats why my resistance is sooooo low this week. Hahahaha. Thank you anyway. Becca :)
from radiogurl :
Whoops - found part of your problem. You closed the document head before your styles, then again AFTER the styles. Also, there are a couple of errors on the stylesheet itself related to invalid property information. But fix the head close - that alone will probably resolve a lot of the issues.
from radiogurl :
Dang woman... do you have a death wish or something? Stop with the slicing and dicing! For what it's worth, Zeb's diary looks fine for me on Firefox, except that counter thingy. It's too wide and should be put into the text area to avoid the dreaded horizontal scrollbar. I'll check the coding for errors, too; normally when Netscape balks it's because you missed a single quotation mark or something else that's almost impossible to track, lol.
from radiogurl :
Ack about the doctors' office. Shitheads. Going now to visit Zeb's diary, and we're still alive here, albeit very cold and very snowed in. It's a mess. More than 18 inches of snow here that I know of, though I think it's probably at least two feet in Payson proper.
from postalpriss :
What sheer frustration! Hang in there Rosie. I never imagined I'd be spending so much time on the road between Dr. office and work. Appointment for blood work, appointment to review blood work, review of blood pressure and assessment of need for meds.....mamo, pap smears, and on and on and on. Oh, and the whitening trays I ordered from the dentist, oh, about a three weeks ago and still haven't picked up. Whoever said "getting old ain't for sissies" sure knew what they were talking about. We'll get through it. Peace and kind thoughts.....Priss
from nicim :
3/10 sweetie you said a mouthful! and I had that same operation when I was 25 and it hasn't affected my sex life in the least. Just take the nice little hormone pill every mornng and you'll be fine (in fact, I may have been even sexier....no PMS, no icky stuff each month, no potential kiddies....and I saved a bundle over the years on girlie supplies and birth control!!) XXOO N
from chaosdaily :
just pray you dont live until 120. my dad is 92, and his life is very hard right now..
from mehiel :
You just don't know how much better that entry made me feel. I really wish I could hug you.
from radiogurl :
I'm glad to hear life has been somewhat kinder to you today. Here's to the continued improvements!
from x-plicity :
Mmmm...Weinerschnitzel....I used to eat there when I lived in Texas. I think it's been 6 yrs since I had their wonderful hot dog goodness.
from radiogurl :
By the way, are you gonna email me the pw for dryheat or do I need to beg again? :-p
from radiogurl :
Actually it's not good for Zeb to go days without food, either. If he doesn't actually feel the effects, it doesn't mean it's not affecting him. I hope he never develops diabetes or hypoglycemia; both are miserable, no matter how you slice it.
from mehiel :
I swear, hearing about these diners makes me hungry, too! I'm glad that Zeb gets it about the blood sugar, now. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you diabetic? Not eating is a serious concern.
from yelayna :
Thanks for your note - I know how stupid I must read, becasue I truely am blessed in lots of ways - I just wish I could make my emotions realise some days! I know I'll wake up soon and it will be gone again, just helps to have a little wallow occasionally to help me realise how dumb I sound! *hugs*
from hissandtell :
Gosh, you're the very model of wholesomeness and goodness, aren't you? How wonderful! I bet you start feeling completely sensational in no time at all; walking really does seem to be one of the best cure-alls I know. And vast pots of luck with the non-smoking business - for Zeb too, of course. J gave up completely in 2000 after a lifetime of the evil habit and almost immediately stopped drinking too, because the two activities had been so intrinsically linked for him. He still drinks socially - very occasionally - but doesn't miss smoking one bit and has never tasted better. I'm sending my fondest thoughts to both of you. Love, R xxx
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* It sounds like challenged or not, you've gotten headed in the right direction and hopefully you'll be losing that 10 lbs AND be nicotine-free very, very soon!
from mehiel :
I think your whole body will feel better once you have quit smoking. The walking will help. I'm so glad you're quitting!
from yelayna :
Oh sugar. I really hope things get better for you. If there is anythign I can do to be of any sort of help, let me know - am at my diaryland username 42 at hotmail dot com, if there is anything I be of assistance with... *hugs*
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* Good for you. I know you love Zeb, but sometimes love requires us to draw lines - and stick to them.
from mehiel :
I'm glad you've adopted this policy with Zeb. Really glad. *hugs*
from serenaville :
You look amazing in that snap, Rosie! The other adjective that sprang to mind was "bodacious", but only because I might be the teensiest bit envious of your cleavage. (P.S. I've meant to add you to my buddy list for an age. I WILL get to it. Pinky swear.) *HUGS*
from ava-reborn :
I can understand anyone wanting to make that photo their own! I hope you manage to catch up on some restful sleep.
from poolagirl :
Oh, sweetie! I would never ban you! You have never said you want to have sex with my hair or stick your head up my ass. You say NICE things and you come see my shows! This person is a psycho!
from mehiel :
I agree; it's a lovely photo. I'm sorry sleep has been so elusive of late!
from radiogurl :
It's a good lookin' picture. I doubt it will be installed as a dart board, lol. And I hope your sense of doom doesn't come to much. I hate 'em, myself - you can't get out from under that nasty dark cloud, not until it's dumped a boatload of rain on you...
from radiogurl :
The Walkdown sounds like a fitting tribute. And I'm glad to hear that Zeb is coming around. I guess all it took was a healthy dose of the truth, sprinkled liberally with genuine love.
from beauty4ashs :
I shared your kind offer with my sweetheart - he immediately responded, "Sounds like a plan!" I suspect that's the equivalent of a resounding "yes!" to your kindness, though the date has yet to be decided.
from radiogurl :
You may very well be right. Cancer is a horrendous, awful thing to go through, alone or with family at your side. If it was incurable and I knew my time was limited, I'm not sure which path I'd take, either.
from mydiet2006 :
I am so sorry to hear that. It must be a horrific time for all. They say it takes a stronger person to take their life than the weaker person and I so hope that wherever she is or for whatever reason caused this she has found comfort and peace. I'm sure she has found a better place to be. All sympathies to all who knew Carol. Becca.
from ava-reborn :
Oh Rosie, I'm so so sorry for your loss! How very tragic. Suicide is so painful for those left behind. But whatever her reason, I'm sure she knew you loved her. It's just, as they say, sometimes the pain it takes to stay is greater than the pain it takes to leave. *hugs*
from hissandtell :
I'm so very sorry, rosie. How hideously desperate she must have been, and how ghastly for all those she left behind wondering why, and what they might have done to stop it. Love, R xxx
from batten :
I'm so sorry, Rosie. She must have forgotten how much you all loved her. That's really rough. Hang in there. You have a lot of cyber-friends who are praying for you. Big hug. -J
from poolagirl :
Oh, Jesus, girl. I don't know what to say. I am so sorry to hear about your friend.
from zencelt :
The photo shows what a beautiful spirit your friend was, and is. I'm so sorry she chose to move on so abrubtly. A dear friend of yours could only improve the world she lives in.
from nicim :
rosie, honey, i'm so sorry to hear about your friend. i'm thinking good thoughts your way. XXOO N
from noaddedme :
oh lordy Rosie! I'm so sorry that she did that! I'm only an email away if you need me! (kairejayne@yahoo.com)
from sixweasels :
Oh Rosie, I'm so sorry. I do hope you find out what was going on with her.
from chaosdaily :
why, indeed. it seems the survivors never understand. im sorry....
from radiogurl :
((((((((((((((HUGE hug))))))))))))))) I am so sorry to hear about your friend. She must have been in horrible emotional pain to make such a drastic choice. Don't allow yourself to get that low, sweetie. Too many of us care about you.
from yelayna :
Oh sweetheart. Lots of love and all my thoughts are with you - here's hoping things improve for you soon *hugs*
from nicim :
why not tell me what you need from India. Maybe I can get it for you. XXOO N
from radiogurl :
Dayum woman... You're in worse shape than I was! You really gotta get away from TEG before it's too late... Get thy heine to wherever it needs to be (obviously NOT where it currently resides) and divorce that SOB. And yeah, AHCCCS sucketh the big one.
from chaosdaily :
if it was possible for you to contact the company who makes said product, you wouldnt need to travel there to bring it back. is it a small product that can be carried? it would be inexpensive to ship, if so..
from lucy69 :
awww!! now your making me feel bad!! well at least im on the same street as you. i can watch you sit in your "office" while im sitting in mine!! lol! ill still be over everyday to clean for you and to spank erins ass!!j/k. well anyways i better get back to my 9 hour shifts at work!EEWW. love yah mum! lucy 69
from radiogurl :
Dang - I'm gone a couple of days and all hell breaks loose. Sorry to hear you've been feeling so crummy but hopefully whatever was wrong has decided to stay gone!
from dangerspouse :
If those Thresher Shark steaks would make you feel better, I'd mail you some. Poor baby! Your cat must be frantic with worry. Hope you're on the mend soon!
from mydiet2006 :
Oh you poor thing. I so hope all is back to normal now and you have a lovely good man there, hang onto him :) Becca
from noaddedme :
I'm so sorry for your pain, but I'm glad your V-day included some love :)
from hissandtell :
Oh, you poor darling. Next time - not that I'd wish that on anyone, of course - promise you'll wear your tiara to ER, whereupon I promise you will be immediately swooped on by Dr Luka Kovac (or someone who looks exactly like him) and given the best Valentine's Day treatment possible - lots of bed rest with champagne on tap and all other available relaxation therapies including, but not limited to, full Swedish massages by men named Sven and Bjorn, aromatherapy, hot fudge sundaes, anal AND nasal probes, spankings, time out in the interrogation chair, sling recreation, ball gag quiet time, paddles, hot wax, clamps and spreader bar. Truss me, I'm a doctor. (Well, I'm not, technically, but I was engaged to one for lots of years.) Glad Zeb was able to be such a treasure for you. Love, R xxx
from radiogurl :
Ain't it fun living in Teenytown Arizona? I've been through the whole schmiel, too. And you can bet your sweet bippy that the squad car is there to pick up the Cops' cut. It's the "next" layer of law in this part of the country.
from nicim :
Get out your biggest baddest pistoles girlfriend. Cause you got cajones and can do anything at all!! And yes, my lovely Findlay has finally been "outed"....gorgeous guy that he is - giving ME the present for his birthday. Take care - and call me if you need me!! XXOO N
from chaosdaily :
you go, girl! if the locals wont help ya, i say, call in the big guns!
from arc-angel666 :
58 Baby! And I don't feel a day over 100 :-)
from arc-angel666 :
Thanks Sweetheart for the birthday wishes. Nicim posted two photos of me, I don't know if you know how old I am, but go look then tell me how old you think I am. The top photo is the most recent, taken 6 months ago in Dominica. My hair is normally a lot lighter, blondish brown, but they darken it and my beard, so tell me how old to you think I am?
from radiogurl :
Damn... The Evil Greg, as is true of all real villains, is long overdue for a rusty-knife castration. I'm very glad you decided to bail in this scenario. I would strongly urge you to settle this, get the Evil One out of your life for good (and legally) and then give yourself some time - at *least* several months - before you start seriously trying to figure out what you want to do with your future. Because just getting that particularly nasty monkey off of your back will make far more difference than you realize. Take it from someone who knows. You have my number if you need somebody to talk to. We need to talk rocks anyway!
from sixweasels :
How scary! Just when I think my adventures are over the edge ... I'm keeping you in my thoughts, and I'm glad you've got Zeb by your side.
from trulypoetic :
Teflon Coated Bastard....hmmm I have a new name for my ex-husband. He pulls shit constantly and I wonder how he gets away with it all. But...er...I just reported him to the IRS for tax evasion...the I.R.S. is hard to deflect..ya know. That's what he gets for telling me casually "I can't speak to you now" and hanging up on the mother of his child!!!
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* I'm glad to hear it. Much as you dread dealing with the craptacular Greg, better to face the demon and get it over with so you can get on with your life in a POSITIVE way! If you sell the place, are you going to remain in Tombstone or move somewhere else in the world and throw your fortunes to the proverbial wind?
from sixweasels :
Where you and Zeb are makes perfect sense to me. Have I told you how much I admire the way you care for the ones you love, regardless of the nature of that love? You rock!
from nicim :
sounds like you are in a good place dear girl. in fact, the trio of us seem to be doing ok right now, don't we - Radiogurl, me, and you. Let's hope it continues!! XXOO N
from radiogurl :
I'm glad to hear that you've hammered out a peace treaty that suits everyone, and that things in Tombstone are more or less good. I'll pop over to visit Queenofrats - I confess I'm awful, haven't read her entries in a while - and hopefully contribute something helpful there...
from dangerspouse :
Hey Rosie, thanks for the note! I've directed NewWifey(tm) to head to the Left Coast to finish your bathroom as soon as she yanks all that metal out of her head. Have LOTS of beer ready. Good luck with your little manage-a-trois. Being a guy, I don't understand any of your subtle reasoning. But I hope it works out for you anyway.
from radiogurl :
If you are best solo, then perhaps it will be good for you to truly be solo for a while. I personally HAD to go solo for several years before I could be ready for a positive relationship. That's not for everyone, though.
from chaosdaily :
one of the better dylan songs.. and i like it best when baez sings it!
from trulypoetic :
Ohhh suckage....breaking up...always bites. You seem to be ok....and I'm glad. There are always bigger fish in the sea....keep casting. :-)
from noaddedme :
all this just means there is something better in the future. It never seems like that when you are going through the bad, but it's always the case when things get good again and you look back. Did that make sense? No coffee in me yet. Hang in there and take good care of yourself :)
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* I'm so sorry to hear how things turned out, though I certainly understand. I hope things work out in a way that truly makes you happy, whatever direction that takes.
from nicim :
2/1/06 You know I was rooting for you dear one, but understand the difficulties involved. Allow the friendship to grow, keep your heart and door open to possibilities. You never know who will walk through. Things will get better. XXOO N
from hissandtell :
Darling Rosiecakes, I am so sorry. You're right; it wasn't a huge surprise, but I'm sure it's no less painful for you both. Take time to recover, prune away any crap, recoup your amazing strength and humour and when it's time to move on, well ... let's just say I have a really good feeling about the next man who comes into your life and your heart. Love, R xxx
from mydiet2006 :
thank you for noting me, I have added you to my fave diaries and read up on a couple of your older entries. You look absolutely amazing now and I will be adding you to my inspiration list. If I know people around my size can do it, then so can I. I've had a bad week this week but I have a new week beginning tomorrow and I am sure I can get there again. Thank you for dropping by and I will keep up with your tales too. Becca
from noaddedme :
You don't look like you are the same person. If I didn't know better, I'd say that those are two totally unrelated people in your before & after pictures. Thanks for the kind note. Lord how I look forward to 170 lbs. You look fantastic!
from x-plicity :
*hugs*
from serenaville :
What a beautiful tribute to your friend. Thank you for sharing him with us. I stared at his snap for a long while... One can just sense the sort of person he was, by the twinkle in his eye and the smile on his face. A dapper dresser, to boot. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. *HUGS*
from radiogurl :
I am so sorry to hear that you lost your friend. It sounds like he will be sorely missed by the entire community.
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* I hope you're feeling better soon - glad to know it's only a bug (I hope!)
from x-plicity :
Sending good vibes. *hugs* X
from pissymystic :
Goodness! I hope you feel better soon.
from radiogurl :
I'm with Poolagirl - wouldn't ever have dreamed it was you in the Stonehenge picture. Bravo for you BOTH! I am glad that you and Zeb are working things out and from the sounds of things, you've already begun the necessary withdrawal from Kaj. You have to do it in your own time and you're right about needing to draw a line and not let yourself become alienated from the people you care about, as long as you don't take the line too far the *other* direction.
from poolagirl :
I am so glad to hear that things are moving forward! YAY! One day at a time! (and I would NEVER have recognized you from the Stonehenge picture - NEVER). You look amazing!
from sixweasels :
I'm thinking about Zeb's questions and will respond soon. But in the meantime, I just had to tell you that I haven't gotten that "assholes tied in a knot" song out of my head yet!
from epipie :
I appreciate the tip! Every little bit helps. I'll be sure to look that up and ask my doctor about it the next time I go.
from lucy69 :
i will probably be able to move in a little after i turn 18. dads a little strict still. i dont really know why though. honestly im a pretty mature teen for my age. but hey i guess its because im his little girl growing up and hes scared. anyways i will be back over sometime today to do some more cleaning with erin. the next thing we really need to hit is the down stairs!see yah laterz. lucy69
from radiogurl :
Sorry - adding a footnote to the previous entry. Rosie, if you are asking Zeb to step away from the alcohol (which is really necessary here) then I don't think it's unfair or unrealistic for him to ask you to step away from Kaj. They're both habits that are unhealthy for you as individuals and will destroy your relationship with each other.
from radiogurl :
I come at this from kind of a different perspective; I am not a jealous person and never really have been. But I have seen it in my family, and have seen how badly it hurts. My personal opinion frankly goes to both of you, because no successful relationship can be one-sided, nor can it be carried by changes in only one person. Zeb, in your shoes, even I would be jealous, and I am not a jealous person by nature. But if you're with someone, you're with THEM, not them and someone else simultaneously. (Rosie already knows how I feel about cheating.) Zeb, I'd say don't give up on Rosie, and give yourself a little slack for your reaction to Kaj. Just don't let it bleed over into other people. Now, then, Rosie... If you really do love Zeb (and I know for a fact that you do) I think you need to put yourself in his place. Can you honestly tell me you wouldn't come unglued if he wanted you to share him with someone else? If you truly mean business in this, imho you need to step back entirely from Kaj. I know you say you only want to be friends, and that may be true - but if you step back and get some time perspective of the things that happened there, I'm betting you won't WANT to be friends with him. Even if you don't end up angered after a time of retrospection, I'm betting that you'll discover your relationship with Zeb really is worth the trade-off.
from poolagirl :
Zeb, I meant to say crap-shoot in the previous comment. Not crao-shoot. I have no idea what a "crao" is, and I hope I never encounter one in the woods. Poolie
from poolagirl :
Well, for starters, I want to express my utmost respect for your honesty, Zeb. You laid it right out there on the line, and that is remarkable indeed. Now...here is my brief and hopefully poignant advice. There are no sure bets in this world. Everything is one big giant crao-shoot most of the time. There are no guarantees in relationships for sure. From the sounds of it, Rosie is a high-energy, feisty woman. From my brief encounter with her in San Diego, that was what I saw. I saw someone who lives large with her heart on her sleeve. In my estimation, you could not ask for more in anyone - especially a mate. People like Rosie can drive you crazy and push your buttons, but people like Rosie will never let you down. We are talking passion here, Zeb. What you are experiencing (and might possibly fear) is that large lust for life that Rosie exudes. It is a gift. It is a blessing. Please know that it is okay to have your feelings and your doubts. We all go through these things. I just caution you about giving them too much power. It is normal. It is a tool to help us discover who we are and what we want. So take this beloved Rosie and experience her life blended with yours. It won't always be clover and roses, and that is fine. It's all part of the journey. Remember, dear one, that this is a journey and not a destination. There will be detours and roadblocks, but these only serve to make the adventure more interesting and divine. Watch the booze, my friend. Don't give it dominion over your feelings, for it is an unkind lover that spawns regret. Just have FUN with your woman. She loves you like life itself - and I think you have found a real treasure. And that is all I can say. Send me a email if you would like. And......I think you look a lot more intriguing without the beard. Just my humble opinion. Later! Poolie
from x-plicity :
While I was married I was involved with another man for a year. Things didn't work out with the other man, I divorced my husband and sought out a life by myself. Then Mike came into my life. I immediately told him my situation and everything I did in the past. I also told him about a few trysts that I had with a couple of my very good friends. Friends that I still want to see on occasion. Mike is a very jealous person at times and he is always aware of the fact that I cheated on my ex husband. So he carries a lot of doubts of my fidelity. He could easily leave me in order to avoid hurting me or getting hurt himself, but I told him that no matter what, he is my life. I would never do anything to jeopardize our love. So he puts faith in me, which makes me love him even more. So...I guess what I'm trying to say is that you should tuck your worries away and enjoy the woman you are in love with. Why deny yourself of someone who makes you happy just because you're afraid something bad might happen. *hugs* X
from serenaville :
Goodness. Thank you, VERY much, for adding Serenaville to your faves/buddy list! The investment of your time as a regular reader is appreciated, and most warming. Always pleased to welcome new members to The Posse! ;) I'll be reading your space more in-depth, so don't worry if you notice someone nosing about. Thanks again, Rosie! -Serena
from yelayna :
Ooh. As previously stated, I'm not a beard girl, but I'm becomming swayed... hmm...
from poolagirl :
His face is so much more interesting without the beard. Without.
from trulypoetic :
I still ilke the facial hair and I rather like wife beaters as long as they are not ever put to use. :-)
from sixweasels :
Okay, that last picture just totally changed my vote to "beard" - he's such a hottie there! I know that makes me just a girl who can't make up her mind, and who can resist a man with a dog anyhow?
from eastportgrrl :
BEARD!!!
from zencelt :
I would love to see Zeb in a full beard, personally... Anyway - LMFAO ar your notes to me! You are the funniest of the funny!
from chaosdaily :
definitely WITH facial hair!!
from serenaville :
BEARD. BEARD. BEARD. BEARD. BEARD. Stuffing the ballot box, as it were. ;) [I clicked in off your banner. Couldn't resist the chance to improve a man! Heh.]
from endthelies :
For the love of god, NO BEARD!
from radiogurl :
Actually, I normally prefer facial hair on a man - either moustache or beard - but in this case, I have to vote against it. Zeb looks a bit like a hoodlum with it, and quite respectable without. I'd like to see a picture in the same shirt, though, with beard, because the wife beater might be a contributing factor to that concept, lol.
from x-plicity :
Definitely without. Hope things go well, hon. *hugs* X
from yelayna :
I'm a without kind of gal, myself. Laurenec is currently training his facial hair into a goatee, and it a) tickles and makes me laugh and b) makes me think of my dad. It's not a great look, and I give Laurences facial hair a week, tops :o)
from queenofrats :
Darling Mumsie, you probably already know what I'll say...so I'll just go straight to the facial hair problem. I vote 'with' of course. I think it gives him a dashing air, and not quite so young-hooliganish as 'without' ~L~ Love You Muches!
from nicim :
"without" but with the shorter hair on his head. Dapper up!! as poolie said. Hang in there honey - things'll work out XXOO N
from trulypoetic :
don't know ya...cruised in via banner ad....and I vote for the facial hair. And I also vote for working it out. :-) Oh and I'm totally impartial since I don't know you....yet.
from poolagirl :
I would say "without." He looks more.....dapper.
from sixweasels :
He's cute either way, but I vote "without" on the facial hair.
from lucy69 :
hey again! i think im already too over educated!he he he! well i better get back to work. lucy69
from lucy69 :
hey there wild rosie, i just read your "me??? a sex maniac!!! i loved it. well see yah around. lucy69
from yelayna :
How did the toad fare?!!
from x-plicity :
Burn the ouiji board and rub olive oil over your doors....It sounds wacky but it does work. *hugs* X
from radiogurl :
Ack... I personally do believe Oiji boards are evil things, though I don't put much faith in toads or garlic. :-/
from yelayna :
I've actually got the subtitled version that my mum taped for me off the telly that I've had for knocking on for 6 years *ashamed*. it's one of those things I just keep meaning to watch and never quite getting around to! Thank you for your note yesterday, My aunt is down in surgery as we speak, so I've got everything crossed currently, making it hard to type... ;o)
from nicim :
1/15/06 I LOVED the Duir site - have already ordered a print!! And devilish, impish kitties deserve devilish names. My darling who passed on last year was named "Azazel" ( the imp written about by Isaac Asimov, not to be confused with the archangel Azaziel). You are welcome to let her name live on. XXOO N
from radiogurl :
The kitten looks beautiful - he looks like smoke, but rather than naming him smoky, I'd suggest calling him Genie. I suspect he already is popping up when and where you don't expect him!
from radiogurl :
I've been to their main site and have seen that before - and still love it as much as the first time I heard/saw it. :D Absolutely beautiful...
from poolagirl :
The clip is.....astounding!
from radiogurl :
As difficult as it is to live with Zeb in mid-quit, hang onto the fact that this is ultimately the best for both of you. You may well be saving his life and yours, too. *Hugs* I wish you both well!
from postalpriss :
Hey, thanks for givin' me a holler! I've missed you guys too! I'm headin' out to Arizona for a few days, I'll try to jump back on track when I return.
from sparkspark :
I just saw your profile and read "The town too stupid to give up," which is hilarious. A friend calls Tucson "The Place That Time Forgot," but I feel that that places the blame incorrectly on Time. You know whereof I speak. And: who would lie about living with Lash LaRue? I choose to believe your housekeeper's mother. Woo-hoo!
from poolagirl :
Glad you like the soap! Happy de-toxing (if there is such a thing as happy de-toxing).
from radiogurl :
I hope that you're feeling better soon. You've seen the job I did on my hand, obviously - but a fresh burn STILL hurts like a sonofagun.
from noaddedme :
oh my goodness, you poor thing! Hope the pain subsides rapidly and you are healed soon!
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* As you know, I am sadly all too experienced with burns to the hand - I hope that you're right and the burns you got are only first and second degree. Even so, the biggest risk with burns is infection. Slather yourself with neosporin and keep everything covered with gauze, if you can. I hope you're feeling better soon... If not, the trip to the ER may still be unavoidable.
from yelayna :
oh sweetheart, I'm so sorry to hear you hurt yourself - burns are the most horrid things.... I hope they cool down and stop hurting soonish. All my love and best wishes, xxx
from nicim :
oh sweeties i'm sorry you hurt yourself. Get yourself some Neosporin right away - the salve. it helps immensely and also with any scarring ( i burn myself all the time with the hot glue gun, which are LITTLE, but hurt nonetheless). And I'd love to hear the email anyway - even if you are out of sorts. someimes i just need to get it with both barrels you know. XXOO N
from hedgehoggy :
Whoops! I missed the "5 Things" post. Will have to do it later as I'm off to have massive doses of sex. 5 things I've never told.......hmmmmm..hard to do since I tell all.
from xanthium :
I'm so sorry to hear that you've burned yourself. I hope it isn't as bad as it sounds, and that you heal quickly.
from radiogurl :
Your pictures are stunning, as are you and queenofrats - including Zeb. But darling, when a kitten pees on your bed, he or she becomes your kitten. It's kind of a reverse version of the Arab divorce ritual.
from hissandtell :
Every time I see her photograph, I think the exact same thing: "Gracious, that little Rattus Regina is a fantastically stunningly gorgeous heartbreaker (just like her mumsie)!" Love, R xxx
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* I hope you feel better soon. Could be worse, though... try both a UTI *and* a blown-out knee, simultaneously...
from radiogurl :
Kudos to you both - this is such a good move. Not only are you both salvaging your health, but if you survive the process without killing one another, it says you've built a fairly strong union. Stopping the nicotine habit takes cojones of a whole different sort! Good for you both. :)
from radiogurl :
Amen to living happily ever after - for all of us *hugs*
from radiogurl :
I have been on both sides of that equation, and I know how frustrating and terrifying those insecurities can be. I can understand how difficult it is for you to grasp, but Nicim is right - more than anything else he needs reassurance. And, as you did, the equal promise that if he keeps running away you can't rescue him, lol. I hope that the prince sticks around long enough for marriage - that's a good word in some cases and I hope for both of your sakes that it works out!
from nicim :
Fear is a funny thing. And hardest to take when someone else has it. Take it from a fearful one. Sometimes all we need to hear are assurances. Steady, constant, soothing assurances. And eventually it sinks in that we are not going to be abandoned. And we learn to trust. Give him some time - he has to overcome a lot. XXOO N
from radiogurl :
It's amazing to read how much difference a year can make, or even just a few months. It is never a good year when you lose a loved one; and it is never a bad year when you find love. *Hugs* I hope this year really brings you all of the best things life has to offer.
from candoor :
hmmm, I might have to try this first line thing... something that struck me as I was reading your summation was that it's been so long since I've attempted a relationship that I don't really have a concreate idea of how much baggage I still carry around... I suppose I should pity the poor soul who has to find out with me (and hope they have the kind of sense of humor that can laugh at this thought)... Merry Happy New Year and may 2006 be the year of great first lines and even better chapters in your life than ever before :)
from radiogurl :
Oooh, me likey. Cool five things - and thanks for tagging Nicim. I wanted to tag her but aside from hissie, was trying to avoid tagging folks who got tagged before. I didn't realize that hissandtell had tagged you previously :-p
from hissandtell :
Ha! It was January 9 2005 - http://hissandtell.diaryland.com/050108_85.html - so there. x
from hissandtell :
P.S. - I tagged you for something AGES ago, missy - not long after you first started writing here. You ignored me, and left me all alone to lick my wounds and eat my lunch all by myself. How cheap do you think that made me feel? x!!!
from hissandtell :
Darling, have you ever read "Sleeping with Soldiers" by Rosemary Daniell? Apart from the fact that I'm sure the two of us could run off and get jobs on oil rigs as the author and her friend did, your "Five Things" reminded me (why? I have no idea!) of that book. (In it, she describes how one of her lovers would flick his Bowie knife against her lovely rose-patterned wallpaper...yes, yes; maybe that's it...) Anyway, I rather think you'd enjoy it. Love, R xxx
from radiogurl :
Wow - that's some yard sale! *Hugs* I'm glad you were able to get the bills taken care of - now just hang in there. I really need to call you again... Too much going on this week that I really can't post online, though I imagine you can guess at it. :)
from radiogurl :
OMG... I got SUCH a laugh out of that. And you're right. Any man who sticks with you through thick and thin and turkey farts is worth the trouble. ;)
from pissymystic :
You know, I feel your pain. I really do. But that sure didn't stop me from laughing my ass off. :)
from dandydandy :
I clicked on your banner in a moment of desperation for something new to read. I'm so glad I did. I hope you don't mind if I add you to my buddy list--you are so very readable!
from radiogurl :
Aha... Mind if I borrow Katie and send her to keep company with a creep or two I know?
from xanthium :
another vote for snakey--of course!
from nicim :
OK OK - snakey of course. We should ALL tell our stories about the snakes in our beds. Um, bedroom. Er, rooms. Er-ummm, house. Um, ok, ok you know what I mean. XXOO N
from radiogurl :
Well pooh - I am the world's worst about making up my mind, so of COURSE I'll straddle the fence, yeesh. I suppose if I have a choice - snake tails will always hold one's attention, so paint us your deep and mysterious words first, dangling the snake tale just ahead. It's all about the tease, m'dear. ;)
from candoor :
I'm always for the deep stuff, amusingly told, of course... so many you should have a snake slithering through your deep stuff just as you get to the point of revelation... you could even make it biblical, but then, that might be taking it a bit too far :)
from hissandtell :
Well, of course I read you, silly - and I thought it was hilarious! But as far as telling you uwhat to write...well. Honestly, what kind of Sophie's Choice is that? Okay, here goes: snakey tales first, please; then D&M stuff tomorrow. How does that sound for a considered opinion? (Oh, and enjoy the bed-business, missy.) Love, R xxx
from radiogurl :
Hmmm... snake tale or profound insights... And what if I choose BOTH?
from nicim :
kisses darling - puzzle pieces are always so difficult. you turn them every which way, seeking a way to make them fit. and suddenly, when they do, you think "whoa, why didn't I see that before!!" XXOO N
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* If you figure out how to predict the one great love of your life, you won't ever need to worry about money again. You'll make a fortune! And you'd better believe I'd be your first customer...
from hissandtell :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Beautiful! I have sent you some little somethings...should be there in a couple of days. Much love, R xxx
from nicim :
OOOH - I'll be in the air to the West Coast on Tuesday, so happiest of happiest...and my sister's birthday is Dec 26. She got a lot of combined. But my daughter's is December 14 and made made darn sure to keep them separate - including advising grandmas to do the same. XXOO N
from radiogurl :
And before I forget... Hall is my grandmother's maiden name. I wonder if we're long-lost relatives!
from radiogurl :
I had problems with the darned pirate survey, too. I finally ended up saving the image to my own space and just linking to the survey. Stupid thing *kicks survey site* I'll be sending your card out shortly but I reserve the right to keep any cute cowboys - or at least share ;)
from wildrosie :
Don't want to do a whole entry on scorpions, but yes, some can kill. There is a tree scorpion here that is lethal, but most of them just make you hurt a lot. When Zeb was in an orphanage in Nairobi, some of the children died from black scorpion stings. And did you know that the little beggars can actually be found in the Himalayas? ~Rosie~
from radiogurl :
Y'all already know what I think about cheating. But there's cheating, and then there's cheating. What I consider cheating is what you described: the lying, the utter lack of accepting responsibility, the cavalier toying with emotions and expectations of walking away untouched. Having one's cake and eating it too, so to speak. You're obviously more forgiving than I am overall, but I admit, your post gave me a lot of food for thought...
from ava-reborn :
You poor thing!! Here's how ignorant I am, I thought scorpion stings killed! Glad we don't have them here anyway!! Hope your out of pain soon!! Thank you for your sweet note!! I can't wait for my special night!! It's only 4.20pm! Let you know how it goes!! *hugs*
from radiogurl :
Owww... I'd send you some antihistamine but I don't think I have any, either, come to think of it!
from hissandtell :
Poor you. I've had only one scorpion sting in my life, and it remains etched in my memory as the hurtiest pain I've ever suffered, ever. (I do know a man who was bitten on his testicles, though, which I imagine might have been rather more hurty than my toe-bite.) Hope your poor bits recover soon, darling! Love, R xxx
from yelayna :
Ouch! My sypathies are entirely with you!
from nicim :
So - here's what I don't know. When scorpions sting, is the sting like that of a wasp, or a bumblebee, or a yellow jacket. Cause those things swell like crazy. And while I can understand what the thumb will look like, well, having met you face to face......ROFLOL. Ok, you know I couldn't resist. Honestly - take care and get yourself better quick. Love you honey XXOO N
from poolagirl :
Dang! Take care of your thumb!
from radiogurl :
Darn... For future reference the best way to battle a scorpion sting is with an antihistimine like Claritin, etc. Well, that and a can of Raid and/or a big boot. ;)
from zencelt :
What a beautiful entry. You have a lovely way of putting emotions to words.
from radiogurl :
What wonderful joie de vivre - if we could just bottle up a thimbleful of its essence, then figure out how to replicate it, imagine how much better a place the world would be. I am like you; I believe that everything happens for a reason, good and bad. I am less convinced of reincarnation, but that doesn't mean I object to the concept of living our lives to learn, either. I think sometimes we also are taught so that we can in turn teach; and sometimes we may not know the reason until our soul reaches its ultimate destination. As you rightly decided, sometimes your only logical course of action is to shake your fist at the winds and shout to whatever powers will hear you (or not) and let them know that you're still alive and you're going to make it through. It's the only way to live...
from ava-reborn :
Thank you so much for your note lovely!!!Yeah, Jason has made me realise all Matt's faults!!! Yeah, it seems that timing is on our side this time!! Hope you have a great Sunday too!
from radiogurl :
Intriguing meme - the result is thoughtful and concise. It actually gives insight into the personality of WildRosie.
from hissandtell :
Sadly, though, even when it's us directly involved in whatever it is, we don't necessarily have all the facts, either - and we can only see things clearly years and years down the track, when most of the blank bits have been filled in by wisdom and experience. But in the meantime, resistance is generally futile and all anyone can do is run with something until it finishes its course, or until they're ready to let go, and hope it all works out magically in the end. Another beautifully profound and moving entry, doll. Love, R xxx
from radiogurl :
You know my thoughts on the issue of cheating - but your situation is a bit more complex than that. You're not married to either of the men you love, and while your legal situation is muddy, you're not truly anyone's wife right now. Your advice is sound and I'm still going to call you - just waiting to know when so I'm not making futile attempts while you're onstage!
from hissandtell :
Beautifully expressed as always, miss rosie. I don't believe there's anything wrong with having as many men (or women, or people) as one chooses to have in their lives. I respect what Joseph Campbell says, about how if you cut off a love that comes to you outside of marriage (or a prime relationship, at least) you've cut off a part of yourself in the marriage. We have to develop a number of ways of relating to people, not just one. Any problems I have with multiple-partner activities comes about when you're not being honest to all parties and letting them all know the truth so they can make their own informed decisions about staying or going. It's when the lies and deceptions start that you might as well kiss it all goodbye - because by then, it's way past toxic. Love, R xxx
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* I can understand being of two minds in that scenario. How can you choose when you're faced with two men who obviously adore you?
from yelayna :
Just wanted to say thank you for your lovely note the other day. I think I've come to a horrible long term answer: which is regardless of whether he did or didn't cheat on me, I don't think he's Mr Forever, and that makes me sad. I'm not exactly a paragon of virtue in those stakes in some ways, so it was more a case of do it now... or hold on... I dont want to leave, but I'm not sure staying forever is a good plan either. It's kind of comfy at the moment in some ways, but... Argh. Rambling. And as for the 5lbs thing - I hate the way a weekend can mean half a stone to me! good luck with getting it off again - if it arrived quickly it's easier to get off in some ways! *hugs*
from radiogurl :
Woman, you're worse than I am. And that takes some doing. I dunno if I lost or gained weight while in SD. I ate my fair share of junk food but also ate my share of salads and such. Hopefully I struck enough of a balance to keep me from tipping the scale...
from poolagirl :
Im sure glad you stuck around. And I hope you continue to stick around!
from radiogurl :
I was the same as you; started writing for myself, thinking that I'd have one other person reading one entry, and nothing more. Lo and behold, it's now been TWO years since I started and I have several wonderful people reading. Matter of fact, I have enough folks reading that I have distinct periods of paranoia, lol.
from xanthium :
I wish I'd read the guide book to grad school a little bit closer--I only just realized that all the blow job advice is on page 23.6, section c.
from poolagirl :
Awwwwwwwwwwwww! You say the sweetest things! We had a performance yesterday (mostly families with small kids), and the show was the best ever! If I ever do this show again, you have first dibs on the role of Crocky!
from radiogurl :
You're eeeeeevilllll!!! I like that in a friend *grins*
from yelayna :
I know exactly how you are feeling. I wish I could offer you some advice, but sadly I if i knew what to do, I'd have done it myself... I don't mention it in my diary, because I suspect my silent readership... so I just wanted to send you hugs and hope that some divine thing leads you to amke a decision hat YOU are happy with - even if that's a status quo for now... xxx
from hissandtell :
Well, alrighty then. Just as long as poola didn't let you wear the crocodile costume - 'cause that would really piss me off! Vast pots of love, R xxx
from radiogurl :
I knew precisely what to do with your comment - I was laughing my butt off right along with you. It wasn't mean-spirited and you could NOT have been more right, lol. I'm so glad we got to meet!!!
from candoor :
you girls have all the fun :)
from radiogurl :
Bwahahaha! Yes, the subject matter during our post-show tete-a-tete was fun, wasn't it???
from hissandtell :
"Extol the questionable virtues of any Diarylander who was not present to defend the veracity of their misadventures" - huh? Who? I need names, damnit! And dirt! Dish it, please! Love, R xxx
from radiogurl :
Darn... so you mean you'd object if I picked my nose in public and if I snorted when I laughed?? You take the fun out of everything!!! ;)
from radiogurl :
I'm glad Zeb is home... Now the question is, what happens next?
from radiogurl :
Ah yes... the joys of living in Arizona. And I love the theory that building our own version of the Berlin Wall will keep people from crossing the border. It'll only make them meaner when they DO cross...
from xanthium :
maybe you should! I live in paradise hills (it's off the 54 between bonita and national city; so a kinda crappy place, but not as crappy as it used to be), so taking the 94 seemed the logical thing to do. Although I didn't previously know of those bumper stickers, I can see the logic behind them. I'd never been out that way before, but I'd always heard of campo, so I expected it to be an actual town. I just thought it was really weird--I mean, I expected to be more like driving down the valley. My mom also pointed out that jacumba was really strange, so I think I'll stay away from that one. Now she's thinking of Temecula.
from radiogurl :
I don't know what your specific situation is, but I truly do hope you find your "One" and that you don't end up so steeped in other things that you can't see him. *Hugs* Never forget to look around you - sometimes you'll be amazed what you'll see.
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* I'm sorry Zeb left, for whatever reason. I hope that the change allows you to find whatever is truly right for you.
from zencelt :
(((Hugs))) Right or wrong, I know it hurts like hell.
from hissandtell :
How marvellous - roses and seeing the little Rattus Regina AND the chance of dress-ups as a big scary scaly pointy-toothed amphibious reptile! Sounds sublime to me - have a ball, dear! Love, R xxx
from radiogurl :
Isn't that how it always goes? You meet the man you SHOULD love, and then there's the one you DO love but is not the best for you. How do you steer your heart in the right direction? If you figure it out, and can bottle it, you'll be the richest person on Earth.
from hissandtell :
Hey, *my* (not so secret) fantasy is to have two men at once, too! Three, even! Just think of all that gardening that could get done! Again, darling, I find myself reliving my own experiences through your writing. Whatever decision you make is going to hurt someone - whether it's you or someone else - but that's no reason not to make it. In the meantime, have fun but tread lightly on others' hearts. And whatever you do, don't let go of a good man who loves you. Love, R xxx
from nicim :
11/13/05 hello darling girl. how are you doing. i do so wish you were coming out to SD to Poola's play. Radiogurl and I are going, as you know, and you would make a lovely addition to our group. and yes dear, when we get old, and our Cowboys are long gone, let's live together somewhere warm, play our guitars on the beach, and sing of all the love we shared. take care dear heart, and let me know how you are. XXOO N
from radiogurl :
The plot thickens. I'm guessing it's now about the consistency of lead at -23º Fahrenheit, in fact. So Kaj is back in your life after spilling the words you needed to hear. Have other issues been resolved to your satisfaction, or will he resume his old ways in the light of day? I hope things go your way - it sounds like you've been a long time reaching this point. I hope it is the right path for you. *Hugs*
from hissandtell :
Well, gracious darling! This is indeed a watershed. How are you feeling now? Scared? Because, as they say in the classics, "From now on it all gets a bit tricky..." Thinking of you, doll. Much love, R xxx
from radiogurl :
I'm confused. I know in general where you are - are you doing dinner theater or...?
from hissandtell :
Darling, you know I too have been through the exact same thing with my old cowboy as you describe; it will likely take you years to get Kaj out of your system, if indeed you ever do. If you decide that hanging onto him is ultimately going to be more destructive to your own happiness than letting him go, you're on your way to clearing your heart (and your head) for someone else who's going to hold on to you throughout all your good and bad times, and isn't going to feel threatened or jeopardised by Kaz's huge place in your life. Have faith, darling, and put your own wonderfulness first. Love, R xxx
from radiogurl :
*Hugs* I'm sorry to hear about the dueling lovers. And whatever you choose, I hope you find the road that makes you happiest.
from radiogurl :
Wow... you should call the folks at Ghost Hunters. Seriously. I bet they'd love to check the place out. Might be able to help you track down any ghosts and figure out who they might be, too!
from nicim :
Congratulations! A real ghostie in the mansion. They can be fun - really. Just don't say anything bad about them when they can hear you. Oh - and that's pretty much ALL THE TIME!! Sounds like things are moving along nicely with Zeb - WOO HOO XXOO N
from radiogurl :
I'm so sorry. *Hugs* There's never an easy way to lose a family member, no matter how many legs they use for walking. At least your boy knew he was loved.
from hissandtell :
I'm so sorry, darling. May your darling boy sleep in peace and wake in wonder. Love, R xxx
from nicim :
Condolences darling. May he live in your hearts forever. XXOO N
from moonfaeryy :
Rosie, I'm so sorry. You guys were so good to him, and he will love you forever for it. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers today. *hugs*
from radiogurl :
It sounds to me like you have already given Kaj more slack than he ever deserved, for far longer than he deserved. If you are loved now, Zeb is head and shoulders above anyone else for you. Treasure the man who treasures you, and be grateful for the others as learning experiences.
from nicim :
good for you darling - being able to talk about it and look at it head on. I'm so proud of you. XXOO N
from hissandtell :
Yes, some training is ALWAYS necessary. And it's no surprise, darling - I always knew you could walk away, but it had to be when you were ready and the time was right. It's just a wonderfully happy coincidence for you (and Zeb) that he's ready and able to show you what you've been missing. Have fun, sweet rosie! Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
As you already know, darling, I wish you and Zeb the very best in your new relationship. Being honest - to yourself and him - is the biggest thing you can do. Getting over Kaj will be tough, but the goddess does us more favours than we realise at the time. And you're so right about not bemoaning your time with him. I always think of Al Stewart's song "Love Chronicles": "Of all the girls I ever knew, some loved and some denied me / And all the words I ever said have been no use to hide me / And all the songs I ever sung, each one of them untied me / And all the girls I ever loved have left themselves inside me". Love, R xxx
from sparkspark :
Hi, bella--it's me stalking through your archives, catching up on some posts I've missed--just in case you're wondering who it was! -- Vio
from hedgehoggy :
Did you take a gander at the pictures I put up? There are 2 sets, one of me at the convention and the others are *so far* 2 of me with the group that went.
from hedgehoggy :
The password is "eat" and "me." Ta-ta! The horizontal mambo tonight?
from nicim :
Darling you are doing just fine!! So happy things continue to work out. Keep the honest lines of communication open. It's what I have the hardest time with - but keeps being the most important. XXOO N
from radiogurl :
It sounds like you've learned a few tricks to help you through the question marks and the potholes in relationships. There might still be a mud puddle or two scattered here and there - but if you can just find a pair of passable golashes you'll be able to wade through those, too. Long as you don't run into something bad enough to require a boat. (Sorry for carrying the analogy so far, LOL...)
from hedgehoggy :
Might I add that you do seem so much happier in your entries. Being taken for granted is something I know all too well and life's too precious to waste on those that just don't get it.
from poolagirl :
YOW! What a cutie pie!
from radiogurl :
Zeb looks interesting, to be sure. Not terribly thrilled in that picture, though, LOL.
from hissandtell :
OINK! Yes, he's a bit of a change from Kaz, but oh what a specimen! Glad you're feeling better - I've been thinking about you all day. (Is Zeb perhaps interested in a co-wife at some stage, then..?) Love, R xxx
from radiogurl :
Ack... I'm glad I no longer have to worry about pregnancy (at least not the risk of *my* becoming pregnant. My daughters, now, that's another matter.) And yes, believe me - it's perfectly normal to keep thinking of an ex. That's what I keep telling myself every single day.
from zencelt :
Just popping in to say hi!
from radiogurl :
What a gift, to have the freedom for that kind of discussion. I wish we all could do that. It would dispell a lot of grief if we were given the opportunity. It sounds like Zeb is a keeper, to me.
from radiogurl :
LOL! We have some friends in common, obviously - I knew about you, too, and had decided I needed to check out your diary. I buzzed through today but have GOT to go to bed tonight. Will be back to read more as soon as I can drag my sorry butt in to sit down for a little while and actually READ!
from sixweasels :
Yes, it is the strangest thing, isn't it? Strange and sad. But you are moving on in such a good way, with your heart wide open to new possibilities. Hugs.
from nicim :
darling girl - he WILL probably come around at some point with them "oh, I've changed". Ben did it over and over, and I would always accept the possibility. But they are who they are - and if you can accept that, and move on, you will be rewarded. Zeb sounds wonderful and I'm rooting for you. XXOO N
from moonfaeryy :
Sounds like Zeb is a great guy! Good luck with him and the blossoming relationship!
from hissandtell :
Rosie, it sounds like you have a million fun times ahead, exploring your facinating new lurrrver. Tread lightly until you find your sea-legs, then have a rollicking good time swinging from the yards, as I know you will. (I owe you an email, sweetheart, and I promise to write properly soon.) Much love, R xxx
from arc-angel666 :
Ahh nothing like True Love in the wild West! Being I'm a western Cowboy type bad guy my advice to you is Love LOOOONG, HARRRD, but not so faster, remember you want the Lover with the slow hands and an easy touch :-) Zeb and Rosie sounds like a Love story to me congrats Honeybunny!!!!
from nicim :
YIPPEEE!!!! You go my darling girl. You see what happens? Cupid just sits around that corner waiting until you are ready then WHAM! XXOO N
from ladybug-red :
I've been wondering what you were up to. Go Rosie!
from candoor :
do take care on that ladder dear... love the house, the wood looks great... cute kid too :)
from yelayna :
You have the most beautiful house! *pure jelousy* ;o)
from queenofrats :
Cute butt, mumsie dearest!
from nicim :
Ah, Rosie - your ladder reminded me of one I have of myself - up a 22 footer. And me scared of heights. Girl - I salute you!! XXOO N
from queenofrats :
Whoo hoo! The poor old biddy now has a new look: "French Tart"! I LOVE IT! Now we just need to add a few feathers...ever think of having a few peacocks on the roof?
from zencelt :
I love, love, love it! You are The Woman! Beautiful taste.
from poolagirl :
What a gorgeous house!
from poolagirl :
DId you know I work at the auto museum in Balboa Park?
from zencelt :
The stained glass is gorgeous!
from finjamartens :
I like the staircase! Hey,I liked that joke about in with Ghandi and out with Hitler,that was funny.
from queenofrats :
Hehehe...yes...I am a royal pain in the ass sometimes, aren't I? But you love me for being this way! After all, you were the one to raise me. Yay on the business front! Whoo hoo for Timmay finally getting his ass moving, and even more of a WHOO HOO for the needfull from the bank!!! Gotta love a man with good credit! Well, unless you're Clara, but that's another story. Anyway, much love to my mummy!!!
from zencelt :
Oh dear Rosie, I was having such a more for me moment...
from alogglalala :
Sounds like you're having a great time at the moment! A few years ago I had a prolapsed disc. I had a microdiscectomy to fix it and it was the best thing I ever did! Apparently I offered sexual favours to anyone that came near me as the aneasthetic wore off, I was so happy to be able to move without pain. On the downside, I didn't have to provide sexual favours...
from nicim :
oh you naughty girl. Yummy week, darling. Enjoy XXOO N
from missy-17 :
hey, that little pic in your diary looks alot like yourself!!
from yelayna :
*hugs* So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. xxx
from moonfaeryy :
I'm very sorry to hear about your brother. You were a great sister to him, and that will travel with him forever.
from zencelt :
Take care of yourself Rosie. You were so lucky to have eachother. (((Hugs)))
from batten :
I am so sorry for your loss. What joy you must have been in each other's lives, despite the time and distance. Big hug to you, sweet gal. Hang in there. -J
from ladybug-red :
I'm thinking of you darling.
from poolagirl :
Blessings to you, dear one. The love you have for your family can move mountains. My thoughts are with you.
from nicim :
My deepest heartfelt sympathy dearest. I just know that your brother knew how much you loved him every day of his life. XXOO N
from sixweasels :
I'm in tears after that last entry. It sounds like you have always been a bright light in Rich's life, and he sounds like someone I would have loved to have known.
from sixweasels :
Thinking of you and sending you lots of cyber hugs.
from ladybug-red :
I'm so sorry.
from hothead :
thank you SO MUCH for the note that you left...i too am so sorry that you have to go through this. check out the diary again...you're there. love.
from hissandtell :
I'm so sorry, rosie darling. The lyrics you've quoted are all so moving; I'm now sitting here sadly humming "If I Had Only Known" and hoping you know that I'm sending you all my love. R xxx
from alainabelle :
Rosie...I couldn't sleep, so I got online and found your entry about your brother. The "If I Knew" poem brought me to tears. There have been so many times I've wished I could just have one more day with my dads. I understand what you're going through and I'm praying for you and your brother...
from zencelt :
(((Hugs)))
from thewanted :
Hello, I'm just promoting a review site. Wanted Reviews is once again open for buisness and if you, like me, have noticed that not many sites are actually REVIEWING anymore, and you want one, then sign up!
from bluemeany :
Hope you're having a lovely time out there in the West! I'm jealous of all that hot action you're getting, though ... I wish there was a way to box that up and ship it.
from sixweasels :
Have a wonderful trip. It sounds like an adventure to me!
from finjamartens :
Hey,very stylish. I mean,I´m in wonder about your writing talents anyway-I mean,so fast and so much,and then it´s also so nice....? Miracle to me. Very very stylish,I thought,the melon´s entry and also the cat one,oh,especially the name of the cat. You´re really special.
from alogglalala :
BEADS!! BEAD FACTORY!!! I WANT!!! I am so jealous. Have sent you an email with new location enclosed. Cheers!
from hissandtell :
Ha! Such melony mayhem. (Your tale reminds me about a story one of J's friends told me about when they were "young micks" [do you know what a Mickey Bull is? - a young uncut male bull with far more promise than actual finesse?] and they used to get absolutely blind on rum and start shouting, "Melons!" [like "Toga!" in "Animal House"] at attractive young women and wonder why they couldn't pull any roots.) Anyway, a man who brings you fruit can't be all bad. And polyamory with Kaj, Miles and a couple of firm ripe cantaloupes sounds like a fabulously fun time, even from where I'm sitting way down here... Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
A MELON? Well, gracious! x
from ladybug-red :
Times may have changed enough that we no longer have signs on the water fountains, but not so much that my Bible thumping uber Christian relatives don't still throw the "N" word out at any given opportunity. On the one hand they will spend thousands of dollars to go on missionary voyages to Africa to spread love and "save souls." On the other hand, they call their black neighbors "niggers" and try to run them out of town. Lovely huh?
from nicim :
AMEN sister!! And thanks for the shout! It happened to me during a vacation to Mississippi in 1959. First time I ever saw signs on a filling station door. No N....rs. I still can't use the word. And I ran to the car crying and wanted to go home because we didn't say those kinds of things in our family. Love to you, N
from inacrumbling :
good for you, girl! let him miss you. we are not easily forgotten! ps - can you tell i just finished reading 'he's just not that into you?' i'm feeling empowered, dammit! - inacrumbling
from hissandtell :
Oops. Except she was called Isak Dinesen, of course... x
from hissandtell :
9 units? That sounds like an awfully large workload to me - what's the usual over there? Poor darling: no wonder she's stressing. But oh, sweetie, it all sounds so uncertain for your family at the moment; all my best thoughts are being sent your way (even to poor confused Thor). Your linen closet story reminds me that my friend M got down and dirty last week, and washed everything in my three huge linen closets - it sounds as if we have a similar affliction where sheets and towels are concerned. (She also washed ALL my china - shelves and cupboards and dressers full of it - and ALL my coloured glass genie bottles and vases, so she could paint and draw and photograph them. What a woman!) Finally - mmm, Danish. I spent a few months in Roskilde in the 80s, reading Karen Blixen and playing with the Vikings. What fun that was! Love, R xxx
from zencelt :
That's a very cool offer. I'll look into it. Thanks Rosie!
from crazy4muffin :
That was very beautiful and poignant to my Opa's current situation. Thanks so much for the kindness and gentle thought.
from nicim :
I was thinking about you too darling girl. And I wish I knew who Jen was who left me a comment. I'd go pick her up or call her, or email her, or at the least put her in touch with the right people. Darn those men! Email me - how's stuff going?
from nicim :
i'm so glad you had the talk - and sounds like a little something came of it. I only beg you to consider. are you sure you will recognize mr. right (and he will recognize you) if you keep your heart tied up with mr. not quite right. you are a special person. keep your head up, and remember you are worth it!! Love, N
from hissandtell :
Oh gods, miss rosie. I have SO much to say to you, but I'll start with: Well done, doll. It sounds like an excellent conversation which is certainly better had now than never, and you're very brave and strong to set out your "demands" so clinically and not back down. Too much is at stake to compromise your heart any more, or to feel that you're the lesser partner in any relationship. You are a queen and a goddess, baby - so don't forget it! (Oh, and I too have diamonds - massive ear studs, a tennis bracelet that weighs carats and carats, huge rings, pendants - from my old flames, that I never wear. [Well, sometimes I wear the tennis bracelet and the studs...] I told J once that he was NEVER to buy me diamonds - I'd much prefer something that moved *him* to think of me: which is probably why I seem always to end up with goodies like lingerie, sex toys, books, primitive Oz antique bush furniture, re-homed noisy parrots, exotic ducks and pet poddy lambs from him!) Waiting with bated breath for the next update, darling. Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Darling, I am keeping up with your tales, but I've stuffed my computer and am borrowing J's new laptop and don't have time to write to you properly. I will email you tomorrow - in the meantime, stay strong and calm and in charge, and continue to attack that cowboy of yours from a position of great inner fortitude and benign strength, okay? Good luck. Love you lots, R xxx
from fairygodmum :
Sometimes you just have to ask for what you want. Now.. repeat after me... in your most sweetest voice "I would REALLY love it if you took me out to Dinner" then smile as if you could eat him instead. This works everytime. Just keep that smile on your face at dinner and not bring up anything serious. Men love to please, even if it is for a good meal. tee hee Hugz Bebe da FairyGodMum
from sixweasels :
That was definitely one of the best things I've ever read.
from xanthium :
If you want a little bit more advice, why not just talk to him? In my experience, most men are relatively clueless. He may not have meant to do anything to offend you in the first place, and as men and women often have different view on what is offensive, you have to let him know about it. If, after you make your feelings known, he doesn't care, then dump him.
from zencelt :
I'd say that dinner is more intimate than a battery, though the battery costs more and, since you weren't starving, more valuable. I'd say he's avoiding intimacy with you, but is a generous soul. Is that what you want? (Welcome to the Zen method of man action evaluation.)
from poolagirl :
Perhaps his language of love is acts of service. I'm like that, so I can understand it perfectly. Just a thought for you on this lovely Saturday morning.
from nicim :
sometimes it's easier for them to act the savior (read manly man) than the friend and lover. Saviors often do the deed to make themselves feel good. Friends and people who love you do it to make you feel good. Only you can judge which is which. My thoughts are with you. XXOO N
from hedgehoggy :
A dumping you should go! If the guy doesn't get it, time to teach a lesson on treating a woman. Just be glad he didn't get floor mats and expect mad passion. I don't know what else to say but strive for something better when he doesn't care about your feelings? Being good in bed and drying dishes is not enough!
from inacrumbling :
see - this is the kind of shit i'm glad to be free from. so i like going out to dinner once in a while. so i can't cook all that well. i don't deserve to be berated for it.
from zencelt :
Boys are freakin' stupid. I went through this kinda shit with H, and he was just a fuck buddy. I feel for ya. I felt a lot better when I bit him... No advice here I'm afraid.
from hissandtell :
Oh, darling rosie. Email me if you want to talk. I hope you know I understand pretty much everything you're feeling right now, and I'm so very, very sorry. Love, R xxx
from nicim :
hope that didn't sound snotty. sorry. just meant you deserve to be loved absolutely, completely, unconditionally and it sometimes sounds like you are not getting it. wanna talk? email me! XXOO N
from nicim :
can't help it. call me obsessive/compulsive. but i can't help but recommend the book "he's just NOT that into you". Sit at Borders one day give it a read. It's short. It might say something for you. It might not. But, YOU ARE SPECIAL. Don't waste the pretty.
from inacrumbling :
quickies suck ... especially when there's no staying afterward. they're just plain unsatisfying. as a matter of fact, everything about non-relational sex is unsatisfying - particularly the not-having-a-relationship part.
from nicim :
haven't sent any love your way here lately - so here it is....LOVEYOU to my favorite wild west lady. XX00 N
from zencelt :
Oh Man, 60 degrees... Its sounds like heaven.
from hissandtell :
"He even took his pants off and I did not molest him" - now why is I have a little trouble reading that and keeping a straight face, miss rosie? Especially in the light of your previous entry? (And I LOVED the slinkies email, too - thank you.) Looking forward to More Naughty Bits, as always...Smooches, R xxx
from inacrumbling :
how is it that these men are able to ensnare us over and over again - make us give them everything we've got - and then let us loose like nothing happened?
from zencelt :
Rosie, you are my new best friend.
from fairygodmum :
Thanks for your good wishes gurl. I never had a slinky but always wanted one. Here's wishing that your life is filled with happiness and good peeps! Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from banefulvenus :
really liked the slinky comment!! : )
from nicim :
i'm laughing so hard I can barely stand. a real live pistol packin' momma.
from hissandtell :
HAHAHAHA - oh miss rosie, you are magnificent. You and your white lacy panties must come to Dingopatch and slay the locals. We have fabulously bitey ants here, too! (Incidentally, I'm sure your architecture is superb - after all, I've seen your flying buttresses, darling [if not your arch and thrust...] - and they're nothing short of astonishing.) Much love, R xxx
from nicim :
darling rosie what a delicious entry. you have me all aroused - thank goodness Findlay is calling tonight or I don't know what I'd do!! chocolate and men, can't ever have enough of them.
from zencelt :
Taita would have to be magical to still be around... I've been a huge Smith fan for years. Thanks for pointing out Warlock.
from ladybug-red :
I'm glad you are feeling better. I once had a relationship similar to yours with Kaj (and the whole CC thing) and your writing brings back those memories and feelings SO vividly. Hang in there doll!
from zencelt :
I've read Rivergod and The Seventh Scroll. What's the third?
from postalpriss :
Thank you for that tutorial!
from zencelt :
OK, cool! I'll try that.
from postalpriss :
just got back with things....Sorry to hear of your bad time, but glad things are on the mend. Feel better!
from hedgehoggy :
Yippee-Kai-Yay! She's fine and back from hospital bed-hoppin'! Now, clear the barn out and have yourself a major orgy that'll make Hugh Hefner proud. "Injections" all around.
from poolagirl :
Gosh! I was sorry to hear you were going to the hospital, and now I am relieved that you are back out and walking among the living. You go!
from hissandtell :
"She lives beyond the grace of God. She is 'vampyr', 'nosferatu'. These creatures do not die like the bee after a first sting, but instead grow strong once infected by another nosferatu." So glad you're feeling more chipper, darling rosie. I would have crossed oceans of time to find you (and bite you) if you'd needed me, you know... Love, R xxx
from batten :
Oh babe, good luck. I loathe hospitals but know they're a neccesary evil. Feel better soon and keep us posted. Big hug. -J
from hissandtell :
Be good, rosiepie, and come back to us all shiny and new. Love you, doll. x
from sixweasels :
I hope today is a better day. If you know you need to be there, get to the hospital and MAKE them give you the help that you need. I'll be thinking of you and hoping that things improve quickly!
from nicim :
darling rosie - take CARE of yourself. You have to live forever to give the rest of us hope. I want to meet you someday! (ps...if you have, or can get a federal ID number so you are "in business", there are a variety of reasonably priced health policies out there for self-employed. They make groups out of independent folks and offer them...when I was in the business i sold a lot of it) *love, N*
from hissandtell :
Just bite the figurative bullet and go to the nasty hospital, miss rosie. (I'm awfully sorry you're feeling like five kinds of shit, doll.) Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Congratulations, you sensationally brilliant babe! It will be magnificent, and I too wish I could be there to enjoy your, um, Big Opening (as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark might say). Have fun juicing those lemons, sweet rosie. Love, R xxx
from bluemeany :
Loved the banner -- I thought it was one of Hiss' at first, but decided to test my assumption! Your pictures are GORGEOUS.
from zencelt :
Rosie! Its gorgeous! I wish I were a little closer to tombstone myself. I'd be a regular!
from moonfaeryy :
Thank you for adding me to your list! I am looking forward to reading your archives, but what I've read so far, I'm really enjoying your entries!
from fan4 :
The 90s cartoon is what introdcued me to the FF. I started reading the comicbooks in 1998. I enjoyed this year's Fantastic Four movie.
from fan4 :
*gives you a hug*
from hissandtell :
Are we ALL listening to Joni Mitchell at the moment? x
from nicim :
i pictured you walking down the streets of Tombstone, boots clicking against the walks, dust stirring in your trail, six-guns at your waist...a lovely delicious picture indeed! (ps, having been there with TWO different guys because apparently the relationship fairy didn't think I'd learned enough the first time - when you begin to wonder if there is an issue with alcohol - there often is)
from fan4 :
I linked you in my diary. I typed in the following: <a href="http://wildrosie.diaryland.com">wildrosie</a> (When I attempted to help you earlier, I left out part of the URL. I'm sorry about that.)
from hissandtell :
"Well, I went home with the waitress, the way I always do..." Love, R xxx
from sparkspark :
Well, now I'm desperately curious about Item #700-17. Treasury plates? The Holy Grail? Jesus's address book? The skull of Jimmy Hoffa? Oh, I know you can't tell me, so I'm just going to imagine something fabulous. I don't possess sufficient resources to send lawyers, guns and money, but if it will help, I will sing "Lawyers, Guns and Money" to you.
from fan4 :
If you want to create a link, type in <a href="(URL of site)">(name you want to give to the link)</a> If I created a link to your diary, it would type out the following: <a href="wildrosie.diaryland.com">wildrosie</a>
from hissandtell :
So, where DID you leave the purple flogger, you careless old buckle-bunny tart? Don't worry, doll - I'm sure between the two of us we can find a hundred more lying around! Love you, R xxx
from ladybug-red :
If you are wondering who has no life and has spent the better part of the day today reading your archives - well that would be me. I found you through my darling Hiss and must admit I am hooked. Fear not though - I am harmless.
from candoor :
win some, lose some, not sure which is better anymore, but I enjoy your stories :)
from catspajamas :
okay seriously, i HAVE to know what the thing youre not supposed to have is!
from banefulvenus :
LOVE your site! Great cricket banner!
from nicim :
oh, oooh, OOOOHHHHHH, ummm, yummm, AHHH. Oh Rosie....your contribution is astounding!!
from arc-angel666 :
Why is it I find myself nearly naked each and everytime I read your latest entry?
from poolagirl :
YOW! What a nice "side dish" to my morning coffee and Rice Krispies! While reading about the popsicles (ahem), the cereal stopped snapping and cracking and my heart went thumpity thump. HOLY MOMMA!
from nicim :
Oh what a wonderful world it would be if the "tag" we did next was to write one delightfully naughty naughty story using any one DLander as a character in the story - and share!! (hmmm, hasn't Andrew set some kind of private thingy in place for certain entries just in case they get TOOO steamy?) Oh well, a girl can dream, can't she!
from hissandtell :
Oh, okay - here's your real note, darling. Whether you're an occasional hopeless slut or my favourite buckle-bunny tart, I promise I'll never turn my back on you. Cowboy-induced hormones are such shameless, reckless, brazen, wicked things - kind of like the cowboys themselves. x
from hissandtell :
Our favourite Bad Boy's not teasing *me* unmercifully, darling - I KNOW I'm his muse! And my stockwhips and I are breathlessly, tinglingly, achingly twitching in anticipation of our desperado's arrival Down Under, when I shall enact endless appropriate (and, chances are, inappropriate too) punishments on his rugged cowboyness - but only if he's enduringly naughty enough to deserve them. Love, R xxx
from arc-angel666 :
The Cat has your Tongue? Thats okay Sweetie we'll use Mine :-)
from sixweasels :
Just wanted to check out your journal and say hello ... I found your journal through Zen. Although I've only read a few entries so far, your strength and humor come through in them all. I'll definitely be back!
from poolagirl :
What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful friend. Blessings to you as your memories dance in your heart.
from nicim :
i got plenty of room on that raft girl, and you just keep readin' cause there's more good news to come! good luck with the new catch!
from arc-angel666 :
New broken down cowboy, old broken down cowboy Kaj, hey where do I fit in? Damn nothin's broke on me, anything works, I guess I'll move on :-(
from hissandtell :
MORE handsome than Kaj? Why, miss rosie, you are a flighty little thing, aren't you? Actually, he sounds quite divine, and if he's already corrupted and doesn't need training, he's all the better a fly to come into your lurrrve-parlour. Ohhh, save us from old broken-down cowboys, darling...you know what I think? The minute Kaj said, "I love you", you'd run a mile. That's what I think. Am I right? Love, R xxx
from batten :
Sociopaths can't be predicted and they're hard to detect. Try hard not to blame yourself. Best of luck and be strong. I know you can do it. And if you ever need help, just send up a flare. Y'know...child molesters have a very short life expectancy in jail... any way you can get him sent there? Hang in there woman. We believe in you. -J
from hissandtell :
You buckle-bunny tart. Smooch, R xxx
from xanthium :
Thanks for the tip! Good luck tonight, hopefully he won't show...
from zencelt :
Me again. I'm such a nosey - stick my nose into other people's business - sort of gal. Anyway, sorry if i overstepped below, but know that I'm rooting for you! Kick ass!
from hissandtell :
Well, stay strong (and restrained), darling, and don't let that fuckhead judge try to push you around again. If all else fails, I shall be there straight away and we'll cook up some black-eyed peas and go out to the lake. (We'll pack a lunch!) And I'm positive you and I will have LOTS of takers for our Tennessee Hams, too, rosiejam! Love, R xxx
from zencelt :
Wow Rosie. How old are your girls now? Are they doing OK? It can take years, even decades for that kind of abuse to catch up with you. But it does. It bends your brain and heart in an insidious way, though you appear to be fine to other people. For whatever reason, kids who are abused will usually be too afraid or ashamed to tell someone, even if it is a trusting relationship. The perpetrators are very intimidating and convince their victims that there is no alternative and horrible things will happen if they tell. I'm so sorry you have to go through this experience. At least you three are in eachother's confidence now and you can try to put that bastard where he belongs. And congrats to your girls for doing a very scary, brave thing in telling you now. (((Hugs)))
from poolagirl :
YIKES! I will never sing "Puff the Magic Dragon" without thinking of your latest entry!
from zencelt :
Holy fuck! That's the funniest "how I got a bad haircut" story I've every heard! ROFL!!!
from poolagirl :
Go get that little fuck!
from hissandtell :
You will not let the evil one control you or push your buttons for a moment longer, rosietart - YOU are in charge now, and forever. And if you're thinking of doing something extreme, well, just promise me you'll confine it to your boudoir activities with Kaj. Are we agreed? And please pass on my love to your little Rattus Regina. Much love, R xxx
from fairygodmum :
Thanks Miss Rosie for your note. I'll send some special fairy dust your way... be expecting Miracles! Hugz n Lub, Bebe da FairyGodMum
from hissandtell :
What an excellent resolution, rosiepie! I don't think I'll ever understand why men can't see women the way we can (well, I know *why* they don't [and what eye they're using to look], but I just don't understand *why*...) Anyway, do enjoy (and wallow in) that special feeling of omnipotence that only comes from being vindicated. Poor Kaj won't know what's hit him! Love, R xxx
from zencelt :
I just read your diary the first time a few days ago. I think I found you through that rogue Archangel. He does have the best taste in women. Your diary is like a party on a page.
from arc-angel666 :
Hi Rosie: I'm sorry to hear your sad. As far as fighting the urge to consume chocolate covered Ice Cream in Milk...call me. I'll come right over and I promise I'll keep you busy for hours. I won't leave until your urges are satisfied, I promise :-)
from postalpriss :
Oh God, Kaj is hot! I can put a visual on the writings now..haha...I think that's the best picture I've seen of him so far.
from poolagirl :
Kaj is adorable! Rode in on a chicken? I don't think so! I must admit, I wasn's looking at his legs!
from inacrumbling :
thank you :)
from hissandtell :
Awww, you sweetheart, precious rosiecakes. The sad thing, though, is that the evil peach schnapps will make sure you don't remember a thing tomorrow. Oooh! And don't cowboys look wrong in shorts? Rode in on a chicken, hey? Well, as long as it was a rooster and not a capon... (And resist the ice-cream! Eat an apple and go for a walk instead. I will if you will, alrighty?) Much love, R xxx
from arc-angel666 :
Hi Rosie: Thanks Sweetie I will stay safe. Now on to some important stuff, So your a Saloon Girl, is that you in the photo? Well Darlin this could be destiny, me a bad cowboy you a sassy Saloon Girl, So when's Kaj leavin for Minnesota? lol. So my eyes don't bugg you? If so think of it this way you get two for the price of one...bad cowboy and a bad boy Space Alien lol
from catspajamas :
thanks for the add. :)
from poolagirl :
Nothing extra for shipping and stuff. Just $10 is fine. YAY!
from postalpriss :
thank you for the encouragement. I love reading you and Hiss. K
from hissandtell :
Ha! I clicked your "bugs/bosoms/cowboys/sunsets" banner - why, miss rosie, that could be *my* life! x
from f-i-n :
hihihihi
from poolagirl :
Hmmmmm.....looks like it could feed a family of four for at least two meals. Might even be able to make a few sandwiches for the third day. CRAP! That bug is HUGE!
from hissandtell :
Egads! Do you people boil them up and serve them with a bechamel sauce like lobsters or crayfish? They'd feed a family! All I can think of to equate with finding a nasti-mastigoproctusgigantus in one's house is the red crab march on Christmas Island - now *that* was a real Hitchcockian experience, too. And your scorpions there are poisonous, aren't they? I've only been bitten here once - and holy fuck, it hurt. It was the hurtiest entirely non-pleasurable pain I've ever felt. Freezer-induced torpidity's too good for the evil buggers, I say. Love, R xxx
from inacrumbling :
thanks. good to be back. if only the circumstances were different.
from xanthium :
Thanks for the message--S.D. isn't so bad. ALthough I think it would be better if I had a naughty cowboy of my own!
from hissandtell :
So Bachelor #4 isn't a 5'11" Aquarian actor from Malibu? Hey, miss rosie, that was a FABULOUS entry, and it sounds like you two had a ball. It does rather sound as if Kaj is trying to turn over a new leaf, but when it's not enough, there's nothing you can or should do to force it, is there? As our darling Jackson Browne once sang, "Never should have had to try so hard to make a love work out, I guess..." I shall email you this weekend, darling, and send those photographs arc-angel mentioned - if I can stop gazing in lustful lovestruck awe at them for long enough to scan them, that is! Love, R xxx
from arc-angel666 :
Hi Ms Rosie: Thanks for the invite but I'm afraid I can't come to Tombstone. First off I'm working in Dominica (Bahamas) and I doubt Disney nor the Director Gore Verbinsky would understand me leaving lol. I have worked in a number of westerns both TV and Film, heck althrough the 90's it seemed every other thing I did was a western even modern western stuff (Hearts of the West). I like playing bad boys...I sent photos to Ms Hiss of me in character, if you ask I believe she may email them to you. And your right I believe I've fallen under the spell of Hiss Witch and a lovely spell it is :-) Should Ms Hiss and I ever meet up, I believe the entire world will know...the world temperature will rise substantially, during the evenings there will be fire in sky and trust me on this, the earth will move, again and again lol.
from hissandtell :
Well, yippee ki-yay motherfucker! Have a fabulous reunion with your naughty cowboy, miss rosie! Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
I've just realised that's the third note in a row I've left you that's mentioned that boy. I shall stop it immediately if you will, alrighty? You start... x
from hissandtell :
You buckle-bunny tart. (I respect that in a woman.) And arc-angel to you this next weekend? That would be a bit hard since he's here with ME as we speak, missy, being a naughty bad cowboy indeed - but I think he made my back feel better (to paraphrase Marilyn and JFK...) Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
arc-angel, hey? Get in line behind me, missy! Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Ohhh! Ohhh! Please, oh please; I'd love to have a copy of your recordings, darling. "Sweet Baby James" is one of my most favourite songs ever, and I've been listening to it a great deal lately. (Especially after my explicitly breathtaking arc-angel dreams - there's something rather alluring about the line, "Won't you let me go down in my dreams...", no?) And, amazingly, while I've been driving everywhere across the state I've been listening to "House at Pooh Corner" a lot too, and feeling all sentimental. I can't wait to hear your voice - shall I email you at your diaryland address? Love, R xxx
from arc-angel666 :
Hello Ms Rosie: And how might you be this fine evening? I'm glad you are enjoying my diary and as of late I'm enjoying yours. So you like Cowboys? Do you like bad Cowboys? I'm a Cowboy of sorts lol....on TV and Film that is....and always a bad Cowboy. I can actually ride for real and I'm an okay roper. I've been on a buckin horse once and shant do that again, somethin about compressing my spine don't sit to well with me Ma'am nor does those head first landings :-) And bull ridin, honey that ain't never gonna happen lol. Bein a bad boy in westerns and the fact I spent 10 years in the Army I'm a darn good shot (rifle and pistol), handy with a knife and Cowboy duds fit me just fine, love my ropers and fancy boots and own a number of Hats. I really don't wear them that often they interfere with my pretty long hair lol. Okay then that pretty much covers the cowboy in me :-) I do love the country and try often spend time there. I grew up in New Orleans, my parents had a home in the Garden District of N.O. and one in Covington (more in the country, lakes 2 rivers, swamps and bayou or two and trees to climb, there were farms, dairies a ranch or two and lots of horses). To tell the truth I'm more of a surfer boy, I live on the beach (actually i live in my house that sits on the beach) surf, boogie board, jet ski, wind surf and sail, I love every thing that has to do with water and I'm always in it. Alright then tell me of you...tag your it. Oh by the way my name is Michael and I'm pleased to meet you Rosie :-)
from hissandtell :
And now I can't get that Ian Tyson song about "re-runs of Lonesome Dove" out of my head - is it "Nobody Thought It Would Last"? Must dig out "Eighteen Inches of Rain" CD when I get home, and check...and my old videos of the series, too. Yum. x
from hissandtell :
Oh, sweetie. Of course you want the old, broken-down cowboy; you probably always will. But as you already know, that doesn't mean it's what you need. Hey, I'm glad to hear you were virtuous in a couple of aspects of your life - cleaning and not smoking, I mean - if nothing else! Oh, and it's swell you were able to keep your ropin' and ridin' skills up, and stay on for more than eight seconds, rosie. You'll be winning calf-roping and barrel-racing championships before you know it. Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Rosie, you're on a wild ride right now and are handling it with your usual grace, strength and humour. I admire you enormously and can only really offer my sympathy and send you my very best thoughts and wishes. Love, R xxx
from postalpriss :
great pictures! Thanks for showing me another part of the world! K
from dangerspouse :
When will men learn to never fuck with redheads? Idiot. (Hey - do you have any cake left? Mail me a piece! You can even use frosting to affix the stamp - I do it all the time. I'm all about cake.)
from postalpriss :
thanks for the comment R....I'm having some trouble understanding the format on some things so I'm replying here.. comment: Yeah, haven't we all been there, at one point or another, held hostage by some crazy ass driver? I'm ashamed to admit that my father was famous for waving his pistol around in the early years of my life at people who were threatening his "king of the road" status or racing down the grass on the right side of a driver to pass him if he felt "wronged" (Pretty f'd up huh?....he had ALOT of issues) I can remember one late night being ever so frightened by his antics when I was very young. Very neurotic. He'd fit right in if he were still alive today huh?
from poolagirl :
Ooops! Here's how: <a href="http://wildrosie(or whomever).diaryland.com">wildrosie(or whomever)</a>
from poolagirl :
A whole new spin on the wicked witch! AYE! Here's how to link a diary: <a href"http://wildrosie(or whomever)">wildrosie(or whomever)</a> That should do it. Make sure you have the diary coded correctly and then add the name in the last set of carrots.
from hissandtell :
Oh, and finally - so glad Kaj got out by the skin of his teeth (or your teeth), btw. x
from hissandtell :
Oh, and your Wicked Witch comments cracked me up. I made a banner of that a couple of weeks ago, with the evil witch saying "I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!" because it always strikes me as a bizarre threat potentially fraught with myriad perversions. But hey, you know what witches are like. Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Now, your real note: Gorgeous! Spectacular bosoms! Completely stunning on all fronts! Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Okay, for the links you do <A HREF="http://wildrosie.diaryland.com/index.html">wildrosie</A> (or whatever - just the http between the quotation marks, and title/descriptor in the carrot-thingies).
from poolagirl :
YOW! Nice pictures! You are gorgeous!
from postalpriss :
Got to you thru Hiss. Great stuff...adding you to my favorites. Between you and Hiss, maybe I'll learn something.... At the very least....how to make a damn good template.
from hissandtell :
Brava! Bellissima! Thank you, darling: can't wait for more. Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Fabulous, hilarious, upbeat entry, darling! I giggled all the way through (except at the sad dead-birdie bits, of course). Your photos are always wonderful - but we need more. Please, I'm desperately intrigued by your gorgeous house and garden! (And how about some of those heinous cowboys, for comparison's sake?) I look forward enormously to your CraftyRosie endeavours, and your kind assistance in outfitting our trailer for the Rosie'n'Hiss "Sister Love's Travellin' Salvation Show" (oh, what memories that's brought back to me of romantic encounters with Department of Primary Industries Stock Inspectors in their rickety caravans in tiny little desert towns, their brucellosis and tuberculosis specimens rattling about in the refrigerator alongside the beer...) Love, R xxx
from poolagirl :
Thanks for the shout in your diary! You are too sweet! Glad you like the bathtub virgin idea.
from poolagirl :
LOVE the new template! It is so you!
from hissandtell :
Your new template is divine, darling, and completely you. (I am however, very sorry about your cowboy.) Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
You know, every single time I read your diary it's as if you're writing about that time in my life with The One That Got Away whom I've mentioned before. I've had all these conversations with him and felt the same way you describe. I get goosebumps, it's so real to me. Bloody cowboys. Love, R xxx
from lapisllong :
do you want a different "look" for your diary? i love to make them and i do them or free (it keeps me out of trouble . . . most the time)
from hissandtell :
Of course you're still in love with him, darling, but you must stay strong and ignore him for a while! You know as well as I do what these cowboy types are like - not much pisses them off more than when they're not being blatantly adored by someone they think they've got hooked 'round their little finger. Let him sweat, I say! Just stay cool and enjoy your spectacular cleavage. Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Loved the commercials. Hey, I would have recognised that fellow of yours anywhere. And "July You're a Woman" is one of my all-time favourite songs - they have to be among the sexiest lyrics ever written. Oh, god - when I was a much younger woman, I used to get such a thrill thinking of a man who'd pull on over to the side of the road to show me what he means! (Ah, I still do, of course.) How I'd love to hear your version of it, darling. Love, R xxx
from ravyncrow :
just noticed you had me listed!! hehe. Looks like we DO have a tad in common in our tastes. Gonna have to read further, I am :)
from lapisllong :
no, i haven't heard of Spider Robinson, but on your say so i will go and find some as soon as i finish the latest Terry Goodkind. i love the twins because no matter how old they got, they never lost their youthfulness but could always be counted on in a pinch. Deety is too sweet and Hilda is something else! i just wish i could find a "Door into Summer" . . . or a Gay Deceiver!
from lapisllong :
holy crap! you got it right off! NO ONE has figured out my username EVER! i was past thinking that despite their seeming literary bent, i was blogging with a bunch of backward thinking clones who've never read a real book, but then i have almost all his books and i'm a little fanatical . . . my best friend used to call me Maureen, but i always liked the twins and both Doras best.
from hissandtell :
Awww. A happy outcome; how wonderful for you, darling. You're such a heartbreaker, it inspires me more than you can know! Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
I am dumbfounded that a deputy told him it would be okay - surely that sort of contempt for an official order warrants disciplinary action? I think you really need to pursue this like a particularly tenacious terrier, or something! (A pussycat after a mousie, perhaps?) Your community's support for your friend's grandchild is very touching; you all have my best thoughts heading your way. Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Oh yeah, I approve, darling! And I see what you mean: Mel Gibson has nothin' on him! Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
(Oh, and my goodness, that ever-so-slight resemblance to the painting is certainly an eerie coincidence indeed - now how spooky is that?) Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
YUM!!!
from poolagirl :
Oh, sweetie! I am so sorry! Please know I am holding you in my thoughts and prayers!
from hissandtell :
Ha - so the kangaroo phallus didn't scare him off? Maybe a "Thor" horse phallus will make him flare his nostrils, flatten his ears and heave his flanks ( http://www.zoofur.com/thor.html ). As the website says, "Enjoy - and good riding!" Love, R xxx
from poolagirl :
Sounds like it's time for some street justice for EG.
from poolagirl :
I first heard Eric Bogle sing "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and I was so overwhelmed I could barely move. I learned the song - and performed it for years with Buttermilk Hill, my folk trio I toured with throughout the 80's. Thank you for reminding me about this incredible song. It's been awhile since I've had the chance to sing it.
from hissandtell :
Thank you so much for that wonderful entry, darling. The first time I heard "And the Band Played WM" was at a folk festival in the 70s, and I still remember the shivers and sobs - my own and everyone else's in the audience. Eric Bogle is the most amazing writer who is able to encapsulate so much social history and commentary into his songs without tapping into maudlin sentimentality. They're sparse and perfect. Others of his which I adore are "No Man's Land" and "The Gift of Years", which makes me bawl my eyes out every time (both WWI songs), "Now I'm Easy" (about a farmer's life) and "Shelter" (a glorious quasi-anthem). I've taught several of his songs to primary school childen over the years and am always thrilled when they have similarly emotional responses to them as older people have. (I met him years ago at a folk festival, btw, which was a bit of a thrill.) I didn't go to Gallipoli when I was in Europe as I didn't think I could bear it, but my ex went and reported that he couldn't handle it either, as it was full of dazed Australians stumbling around with tears streaming down their faces. (Oh, and you can read a little about the actor in this entry: http://hissandtell.diaryland.com/040424_50.html - I may tell all one day!) Love, R xxx
from poolagirl :
Kaj sounds like quite a guy! Even the puppies like him. Thanks for posting the adorable pictures.
from hissandtell :
So ... you took the tigerskin down so you and Kaj could do an Ian Tyson's "Navaho Rug" on it? (Jabel is stunning, btw. And the puppy is adorable.) Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Well, doll, at least you're feeling virtuous about work. Oh, just leave him hanging for a while. I'm sure there are people lining the streets of Tombstone/Scottsdale/Phoenix who would be thrilled to go to "Phantom" with you, AND spank you afterwards for being so bad and naughty. Love, R xxx
from poolagirl :
Thanks for the lovely comment about my friend. I means a lot.
from poolagirl :
What an amazing entry about your father and the history of your family. What an amazing experience for you at such a young age. It has helped shape you into the woman you are today. Definitely a life-altering moment for you. Take care. Love the good memories. It sounds like your dad was a wonderful man. Also, I was sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. That must have been tragic too.
from hissandtell :
Oh, Rosie. I could barely read to the end because I'd stopped breathing. Yes, I think we often know about these things. And yes, I too would take the quick death over the slow lingering one. This was an incredibly touching, sobering and thought-provoking entry which is helping me to work through a few things going on in my own head at the moment, so thank you. I think you're magnificent. Love, R xxx
from candoor :
good grief I hope this year is a whole lot better... and still there is something strangely wonderful about you and your cast of characters and your writing... to my eyes, at least, you seem to enjoy yourself and life in spite of whatever... inspiring... so yay and continue :)
from hissandtell :
What utterly fabulous memories of a naughtily wayward adolescence. I went to a private church-operated all-girls' school, too, and I think the action there was a gazillion times hotter than any co-ed establishment could have been. Your motto of "Don't get caught" is certainly a wise one, and one I've tried to adhere to as well... Love, R xxx
from poolagirl :
WOW! You went to OLP? I live in Normal Heights (off of East Mountain View - north of Adams), so I get to see those plaid skirts every single day! OLP is a gorgeous campus, and until I read your entry, I never really knew what stories those walls could tell. It sounds like you really had some good times when you lived here. I worked for the San Diego Junior Theatre for awhile - in Balboa Park. Dream job that I had to leave because the board of directors got WAY too involved in the artistic decisions.
from hissandtell :
Oh, dear. That's perfectly awful. It sounds like Tombstone's wild and lawless reputation is still intact, though. There aren't many places here that still allow horseback rides in town: exorbitant public liability insurance costs mean that even many dedicated riding ranches have closed down. I do hope Dave's okay and that everything works out. And yes, your Kaj does sound pretty wonderful, too! Love, R xxx
from poolagirl :
OMG! The horse accident is horrible! Please keep us posted. Hugs to Kaj for getting in there and helping. He sounds like a wonderful man.
from hissandtell :
Thanks! Got it! Reading it now! (Goodness, I only hope you spent plenty of time on, and gave detailed attention to, perineums and clitorises first, like my own personal Anal Guru insisted was de rigueur...I'm telling you, miss rosie, that kind of clinical approach he went on and on about completely spoiled any fun and spontaneity for me!) Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Is it up yet? Huh? Huh? I'm tied - no, CHAINED - to the computer trying to find it!
from hissandtell :
Oh please oh please. Or do you want me to beg, darling? Love, R xxx
from poolagirl :
Send me the password! I am curious! My email is: poolagirl@aol.com. Thanks!
from dope-slave :
so what's the deal with this again?
from hissandtell :
Well, I never. That was absolutely disgusting, miss rosie. I mean, I know you're pretty tied up and all, but how on earth am I supposed to wait for part deux? Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Hey, weren't chihuahuas originally bred for the table (I've seen "The Postman Always Rings Twice", missy; I'm onto you) - to be eaten and enjoyed by nobility? Hmmm. Love, R xxx
from poolagirl :
No, I'm not a Calafian, but I probably should be. I definitely have some past life thing going on here! I'm also enthralled with the Arthurian legends - and wrote a full-length play called "Prelude to Magic...the Life and Times of Merlin." It was produced twice here in San Diego. Gosh! I never made the connection before!
from hissandtell :
So after that little interlude you only invited him for dinner, and not breakfast and brunch as well? (And goodness, some of those Unwashed Phenomenons sound less than tasty.) Oh, and we appear to share another little cosmic fetish, dear - passionate stargazing for hours on end. The Southern Cross constellation does things to me like nothing else in the earth or sky... Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Well, it's very good news that you managed to sort out a few things with him, or else it would have been a hideously unsettling way to end what sounds like a bastard of a year for you. Remember, though, I am still available to be a co-pincher of the villainess Cece, whenever you say the word ... meanwhile, I do hope your 2005 is a happy one, darling. (And that Cece gets exactly what she deserves - especially since in my mind she's come to resemble the ghastly Robyn-beast who made me rather miserable years ago.) Love, R xxx
from candoor :
may you new year be much better and maybe a dream or two will come true :)
from poolagirl :
Man, I hope my previous comment doesn't sound like some sort of Dear Abby thing. I was just feeling inspired by a deep, inner voice that had something to say.
from poolagirl :
One call can really ruin a moment. Take care of yourself. Listen to your heart. It will never fail you.
from hissandtell :
Can I just say that I'm trying to fight the urge to come over there and help you pinch the crap out of Cece? Honestly, it reminds me of a situation I was in once - it wasn't so much that I wanted the furtive relationship I was in shouted out to the world - quite the contrary - it was that I couldn't bear the idea of the supercilious slapper who was stalking my long-term lover with blatantly lascivious intentions thinking that there was nothing going on between us! Shit, she'd met him through me - did she think we just sat around together and drank tea and played Scrabble for hours on end? I watched her cosying up to him one night with her hand on his thigh, cooing, "So what exactly is your relationship with R?", and I just wanted to twist her nose with a pair of pliers until it came off in my hand and yell, "We've been screwing each other's socks off since two hours after we met - is that all right with you, bitch?" (Whew. Where did that come from? Anyway, I do feel better now.) Love, R xxx
from poolagirl :
Thanks for adding me to your fave list! YAY! I am going to see Phantom today with friends, but they already know to turn off their cell phones! Yikes! That is probably my biggest pet peeve. Have a good holiday.
from poolagirl :
Hello! I found you via hissandtell, and I think you are completely amazing! I have added you to my faves.
from hissandtell :
Well, I think Toby definitely deserves further, ah, investigation. But really, I'm still trying to come to terms with the concept of a GI Jane pussy! You're remarkable! (And do enjoy the plucked chicken when the drought finally breaks, darling.) Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Mmmm. Divinyls. It's a fine line between pleasure and pain... Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Can I just say how much I'm enjoying your entries? Reading about your fabulous life inspired me to dig out my "Cowgirl Rising: The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles" book this morning. And I read a quote before that made me think of you: "Horses love me, cowboys fear me." (Okay, I also thought of you when I read, "Been there, jumped that.") Love, R xxx
from hissandtell :
Hi, Rosie! What a thrill to break in your notes page (speaking of maiden horse-back riding as we were). I'm enjoying your diary enormously - you're an amazing writer, and I'm always thrilled to meet a fellow cowboy-fancier. Now you just need to organise your interviews to make them less, uh, time-consuming, and remember to get straight back on if you fall off. Love, R xxx

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