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Posted Mar 3, 2014 @ 7:19 PM

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Posted Mar 4, 2014 @ 12:02 AM

Vibes to journeywoman and clan.

My Travolta name is Jan Heenry. Nope.
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Posted Mar 4, 2014 @ 4:21 AM

Whoever came up with that is a genius. Says Francesca Gonzeeles.

 

Vibes for journeywoman and her FiL.


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Posted Mar 4, 2014 @ 9:11 AM

Hey, I got those hedgehogs last year for Christmas (says Louise Mceezald).

 

I agree about Lupida. It doesn't help that she looks like she's barely out of her teens, but is, I think, 31 .


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Posted Mar 4, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

It doesn't help that she looks like she's barely out of her teens, but is, I think, 31 .

 

 

Yeah, I keep thinking, "She's so cute!" and then I remember that she's not all that much younger than me. And then I'm depressed.


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Posted Mar 4, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

See - the trick to actually have a strange name to begin. I'm Samantha Thozomas, apparently. Rebecca Scizott isn't bad either. 


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Posted Mar 4, 2014 @ 2:36 PM

journeywoman, I hope your FIL takes a turn for the better and will eat, eat, like a Jewish grandmother is feeding him.

I'm on a much needed vacation! SilverFox and I are driving to Tucson tomorrow, and then Phoenix on Saturday, and since this is spring training time, and AnnieF loves Teh Baseball and we missed her, she's flying in right now and coming with us. I'm posting from the airport cell phone parking lot. In Tucson we will see some friends and my mother and stepdad - I'm so grateful to have two sane witnesses to that event - and then in Phoenix we will see the Giants v. Mariners, go to a roller derby bout of an old friend, and then see family and take it easy the rest of the time. We are open to suggestions for things to do in either city, keeping in mind MS being exhausting.

And in Complete Unimportantland, I replaced my stud nose ring with a new hoop, and it's tickling my nose, but it makes me look badass. I need some Doc Martens to go with it.
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Posted Mar 4, 2014 @ 6:07 PM

 

I hope your FIL takes a turn for the better and will eat, eat, like a Jewish grandmother is feeding him.

Alas, the fucking cancer steals the ability of food to taste good. 

 

 

I replaced my stud nose ring with a new hoop, and it's tickling my nose, but it makes me look badass. I need some Doc Martens to go with it.

If I were closer, I would so help you shop for those boots :)

 

I just listened to Lupita Nyong'o's speech at the Black Women in Hollywood ceremony and it was fantastic.  Lovely woman, inside and out.


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Posted Mar 6, 2014 @ 2:03 PM

Although, sadly, she's also a big ol' thread-killer.


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Posted Mar 6, 2014 @ 5:03 PM

Poppin' in to share vibes and well wishes to all. How is everyone? Wishing it were spring already?

 

We had company a week ago, my cousin's eleven year old daughter stayed with mine and I just got around to vacuuming her room... it sounded like I was vacuuming up nuts and bolts. I don't even know what they did in there to cause such carpet clutter.

 

My mother is doing great, stuck in a wheelchair, but she is adjusting well. Home health comes and helps her shower, and I provide most of her dinners. I have to take her out for the first time tomorrow for a doctors appt., wish me luck.


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Posted Mar 6, 2014 @ 6:21 PM

Luck. (Hopefully this won't wind up on the top of the page.)


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Posted Mar 6, 2014 @ 10:42 PM

Continued healing vibes to ZenMom--she's lucky to have you close by enough to help her.

 

In addition to ZenMom, I know three people who have slipped on the ice in the last few weeks and gotten pretty serious injuries: A splintered elbow, a broken leg (in two places!!), and a dislocated elbow with bonus sprained hand. I feel like I should wear ice climbing shoes when I walk the kids to school. 


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Posted Mar 7, 2014 @ 3:19 AM

That's scary, as I get older I do get more wary of just plain falling, so I can't imagine going everywhere on ice. Don't know how you all do it.

 

Bright and sunny here. Yay and sigh.

 

Vibes to ZenMom and all those who need 'em.


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Posted Mar 7, 2014 @ 6:57 AM

Why is Google celebrating Women's Day today instead of tomorrow?

 

I'm glad ZenMom is coping well. Mostly for ZenDaughter's sake.

 

Enjoy your vacay, Bol!


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Posted Mar 7, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

I got to see AnnieF and Boliver Wednesday night in Tucson, and it was fabulous! My job has been crazy busy for the past year and a half or so, and I haven't been making time for old friends, which I really need to rectify.

 

My John Travolta name is Abi Creez. I kinda like it - it sounds like a 1990s singer-songwriter chick.


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Posted Mar 7, 2014 @ 12:57 PM

 

I know three people who have slipped on the ice in the last few weeks and gotten pretty serious injuries:

Plus my friend who broke her wrist ice-skating.

 

 

I got to see AnnieF and Boliver Wednesday night in Tucson, and it was fabulous!

Good friends replenish us like nothing else can.  Lucky you :)

 

I don't have much to offer today other than to say I loved the 2009 Korean movie Madeo, hated the book Lost Luggage: A Novel, and loved Kate Christenson's book The Astral.


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Posted Mar 7, 2014 @ 5:52 PM

Greetings from Tucson! We had a swell visit with Ace (and might get to see her again before we go to Phoenix tomorrow, maybe?) Today we went to Biosphere 2 , which is now a research facility operated by the University of AZ. It was super nifty. And I managed going up and down a shit-ton of stairs with the assistance of my cane, so I feel pretty good about that. Mobility ftw! :)

Orthopedic surgeons must pray for snow and ice. Bonanza time! ;)
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Posted Mar 7, 2014 @ 9:16 PM

I just remembered a fourth friend--at the beginning of IceFest 2014, she slipped and fell back and hit her head so hard she knocked her jaw out of joint! She had to go to the ER so they could pop it back into place. AAAAAIIIIIEEEEEE!

 

On the flipside, Woot! to mobility!


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Posted Mar 7, 2014 @ 10:13 PM

Last year I filed 19 separate Workers Compensation claims for employees slipping on ice. This year I enforced those grippy shoe covers for employees working in the lot. They still mostly choose not to wear them, but the claims have been drastically reduced!

Because of AnnieF, I am seriously perusing my swimming as a regular activity. It sucks getting up early, but at least it isn't for running. I am still running 1-2 times a week, but the swimming is helping me not overdo it and is way better for my knees and shin splints :)

Everyone! Stay safe out there! Avoid accidents and idiots!
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Posted Mar 8, 2014 @ 5:22 AM

I'm sad I have one more week of Jon Groff left. 

 

And other general life things and work things are blah. And my school teacher / tutor's dad died and he was super sweet. And our family jeweler died, and he was such a nice man. He always had drinks for us and he loved me. I'm sad. 

 

Sorry **scurries off to get some cheese**.

 

Erratic, well done. And way for meet ups !!


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Posted Mar 8, 2014 @ 2:05 PM

While I'm obviously sorry you're sad, I will point out that you're probably the only person I know with a family jeweler.

 

Just ordered Saturday Veronica Mars tickets for my bestie and me at one of the only four theatres in the state where it's showing, and the only one between the two of us. It will be the first time just the two of us have gotten together in a couple of years. Whee!


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Posted Mar 8, 2014 @ 4:21 PM

I'm sorry for your losses romantic idiot

 

I just read through the local film festival guide and am psyched to see Nicholas Brendan in a sci-fi flick called Coherence that currently rates 8.2 stars on imdb.  Even journeyhusband will join me for that; I'm really pysched.  Plus there is a movie called Kumiko the Treasure Hunter that sounds good too.


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Posted Mar 8, 2014 @ 4:46 PM

Hey all. I know I've been reticent to discuss my latest problems, but I'm up to it now. Ignore this long-winded explanation to go to the bottom and see vibe-wishing and meet-up cheering. Anyhow, for the past few months, I've once again sunk into a pretty severe depression. This one has been accompanied by anger and a lot of frustration. For the most part, the anger has been when I'm alone and directed solely at myself, but a couple of times it has leaked out towards others. Earlier this week I went off on a friend in an e-mail. He made the heinous error of writing a snarky e-mail to me - something we do numerous times on a weekly basis, so, how dare he do it again. Immediately after sending it, I apologized and he said not to worry because he didn't take it as any sort of attack on him. That's nice, but I don't believe him and hope that he can really forgive me for flying off the handle for absolutely no reason. Isn't depression fun? Anyway, I saw my psychiatrist about 4 weeks ago. For a number of years, I was taking a particular medication at the highest dosage. A few years ago, I began experiencing some concentration problems at that dosage (not unusual for that med, but does not often occur after so many years). So, we reduced the dosage and that worked very well. Until a few months ago. When I saw the doctor, he said I should go back to the higher level of the medication for a couple of weeks and see if I feel better. If not, he would prescribe some anti-psychotics (telling me not to worry about the name of the class of meds - depending on the particular med, they suppress and activate different areas of the brain) but warned me that it can take a while to find the right one at the right dosage. Most of them are supposed to have very quick results if they are going to work. Well, after 2 weeks, I felt no change, so we tried the first of the anti-psychotics. We tried it at the lower level, but no good, so we upped it. Still no change, so we went to anti-psychotic number two. Same thing - tried lower dose, no change, so upped dosage and no change. Tonight, I get to experience anti-psycotic med numero tres. Many of these meds have some of the same potential side effects (weight gain, dry mouth, drowsiness), but each comes with its own set of other lovely side effects. The one I'm about to start could lead to enlarging and sensitivity to the breasts, and even an increase in lactation. Now, at almost 48, I believed my lactation days were far behind me, but it seems that might not be the case. Yay? I am speaking to the psychiatrist every couple of days and will be seeing him in about 10 days. Last night, he told me that, unfortunately, this does involve a lot of trial and error, which he is sorry that I am having to go through. I consoled him by letting him know that I understood, and that unless he was in line for a great junket paid for by the pharmaceutical industry, I wouldn't hold this against him. Because what I really need to do is worry about how badly my psychiatrist is feeling at this time. I've got lot of things hanging over my head, and, every time I think I've solved one problem, three or four more pop up right away, so I can't even enjoy any of my "wins." I haven't felt this bad for this long in over 10 years. Well, that's my sad tale of woe.

 

For those who have lost family or friends, or know people who have suffered injuries, I give you many vibes.

 

For those who are lucky enough to meet-up with others on this forum, I am glad that you enjoyed yourselves (because it's almost impossible not to have a good time with any of the people here), and know that I am just a wee bit jealous. I hope that there are many other meet-ups in the future.  


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Posted Mar 8, 2014 @ 5:25 PM

Oh L&B, fucking mental illness!!!

And hugsnvibes
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Posted Mar 8, 2014 @ 9:41 PM

LnB take care of yourself. I know the medication merry-go-round can be very frustrating but you are being proactive despite the depression and I know that can't be easy. Super vibes and hugs.


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Posted Mar 8, 2014 @ 10:41 PM

 

Isn't depression fun?

Dammit to hell, no it isn't.  Loandbehold I hope the next one is the one that works for you.  You are a fine person and I wish these types of strugges weren't among us.  You have our full support, so any time you need to drop in for a rant, vent, hugs, or grrr arghs please do so.  Bloody hell. 


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Posted Mar 9, 2014 @ 12:43 AM

Hugs and vibes to you, LnB.
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Posted Mar 9, 2014 @ 9:19 AM

What journeywoman said. Seriously, feel free to rant here as much as you like. 

While I'm obviously sorry you're sad, I will point out that you're probably the only person I know with a family jeweler.

Hee. Well, yeah, so we end up needing gold for lots of occasions and before the whole certification thing you went to jewelers you could trust not to cheat you. (Plus the quality of workmanship and designs). Our jeweler also let us pay in installments which helped my mom buy a lot of things (don't know if that is usual) and he'd come to our home for delivery and payment. I don't know about other families and how close they are but we went to his son's wedding, and daughter's wedding too, I think. I think Uncle came to my brother's annaprasan (first time the baby takes rice / has solid food, at six months old)? (Sorry, 20 years ago) And his son's in the business too, so we know him. They are all very sweet. 

 

(On another note, even Sarimama has been looking ill - egad. (Mama = mother's brother). Uncle who brings sarss for us, and with whom we have installment plan too). And he gets around on a bicycle. Eep

 

So most middle class and above families I know would have their one or two trusted shops. Because there are many occasions when you would buy or gift gold, and there are a couple of festivals around that too. It's also done as a savings/investment option since gold is not supposed to depreciate. The practice is being replaced with big name chains and the bigger shops subsuming the smaller ones. Loan against gold is becoming popular with banks now too. What is really sad is that a lot of families when they try to get their old pieces melted for new stuff (gold is expensive) or try to use it as collateral are being told that the quality of gold is just not up to standard so there's a lot of wealth that's just disappeared. 


Edited by romantic idiot, Mar 9, 2014 @ 9:29 AM.

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Posted Mar 9, 2014 @ 2:23 PM

Man! You need to post way more about your culture, Romantic idiot, it really is fascinating stuff. I never knew there was a solid food baby ceremony. How awesome. Do people follow this exactly, or could there be a little 'cheating' before the actual formal event?
Also, very sorry for your loss. I hope that you can stay with that jeweller's business - does he have family or partners to continue the store?


Now my quick rant/words of advice: do NOT volunteer to be the sober escort of a party bus full of 20-something's. That is all.


But, I will resume my blog this week because I am sick of 'playing along' and laughing good naturedly every time I post a feminist comment on Facebook and one of my male friends decides to make a sexist joke.

I have a sense I humour, but if I posted racist 'jokes' on a friend talking about racial profiling, or homophobic 'jokes' when a friend comes out then I would be called out, quite rightly, as an awful fucking human being.

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Posted Mar 9, 2014 @ 3:21 PM

Loandbehold, I am so sorry for everything you are going through. You can count on lots of love and support from your internet family. Many healing and positive vibes go to you, my friend.
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