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drab chicken [deleted] 5:01pm, 8 January 2007
hello hello. meet glory:
magnolia
1/8/07
poor glory has been defining herself on flickr conversationally since april of last year. without a camera. (poor me!) however ---and gents and dolls, this is a mighty great *however* --- a camera is almost within reach. we're talking two weeks tops, here.

YAY for that. YAY a HUNDRED MILLION TIMES. i am so freaking excited. wee!

so. it's a great time to begin a journal. this way i get to chronical my anticipation from the very beginning to its delightful finish -- complete with what i hope will be awe-inspiring digital images. i dearly love inspiring myself and i look so very cute with my jaw dropped open and my eyes all sparkling and everything. wait and see! xoxo
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sunshinecity 11 years ago
great buys i'd say!!

~ sunshinecity: a picture, a story
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Good day!

47 books? Wow did you need a dolly to truck em to the car? :)

Rock on, book nerd, rock on.
Simon-K 11 years ago
Bella - can't say i've seen either of the first two Pirates films so the third would probably be a waste on me. I really should get round to watching them!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Wow! Miss a few days here, and you have a lot of reading to do. Almost 32 books worth. Very entertaining though. Oh, and Glory - you can uncross your legs now!
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
47 books - of matches i can imagine - how many trips to the car is 47 books? er to the pirate ship i mean - arrrgghhhh
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Aye, Glory. Johnny has the same effect on me too... {:->
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Rob is right - blink on this thread and you have to go back 2 pages ! Books - since Jan 1 this year - only a handful - its MDPDs fault !!

CollardGreens: Oops!
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Simon, you'd be okay if you never saw any of them....... plenty of better films to see if you like film.

and Johnny had me at "jump street" :-D (i crack myself up...)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I'm so with you there, T!
Poor Richard Greico...
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
ROB!!! hahahahahaha!!! I FORGOT I SAID THAT
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
5/21/07
i dove into Dove
monday night ... i stayed up late to read The English Patient. i'm still reading it 2 days later. i'm savoring every page because it opens up a well of longing inside of me that i'm in the mood to be confronted with. Hanna lives inside an old bombed out nunnery at the end of wartime with a burn victim-- the English Patient himself. they are joined by a friend of Hanna's father and a soldier. the friend came before the soldier and i picked up on a chemistry between them... i wonder if they'd have ended up holding each other through the nights if the soldier had never entered the picture.

which makes me wonder... how many of the relationships that i have now are present simply do to circumstance? one could argue all of them are. the question goes from being a rhetorical one to becoming a philosophical one. this is why i ate my way through half a bag of chocolate, i figure. philosophy kickstarts my craving for sweets. that's my story whether you buy it or not
Dragonhide 11 years ago
I buy...

you another bag of chocolate. :)
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
haha YAY
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
i just reead the greatest short tory - chrysanthemum's by john steinbeck - i didnt pick up on the whole longing thing til later in the story - but the next day i was thinking about somebody - and thought id read it again

then it hit me like a 2x4 across the head - the longing is built right in fromm the very first words - it is the most incredilbe piece of writing - wow - the first time i read it in like 1/2 hr - the second time, im only 1/2 way through after an hour - it is delicious and so powerful

The high gray-flannel fog of winter closed off the Salinas Valley from the sky and from all the rest of the world. On every side it sat like a lid on the mountains and made of the great valley a closed pot.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
John Steinbeck is the greatest (period). I love his work.

I've never read that story, Jonathan, I'll have to put it on my list.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
me too. absolutely
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
as luck would have it, it is easy to find
amb.cult.bg/american/4/steinbeck/chrysanthemums.htm
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
thanks jonathan. i'll read it right now.

5/22/07
journaling
my journal is really a hodge podge collection of anecdotes. i was flipping through it today, just out of curiosity. up until this point i didn't really realize how very much i write about my ex. his name is all over the pages. i've even partially fictionalized some truly bad memories in effort to make them more palatable. it's weird because i think i do that for myself-- for my own benefit. sort of like rewriting my own history. un. healthy. anyway, the above is something familiar to diaryland, i think. i believe i've shared this story here before. it's still funny haha
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
he's right, you know. it *is* a powerful piece of writing.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
5/23/07

i opened the door to a jehovah's witness. i didn't know she was one at first. when i was a teenager my little family moved from the inner city into a much more rural community. around christmastime that first year i learned that many of my friends didn't celebrate christmas because of their faith. their jehovah's witness faith. lotsa mormons were at that school too. anyway, i was thinking of my friend Emily when i spoke with this nice black lady who'd knocked on my door. we sat outside on the steps and talked about Worship That God Approves of-- which is one of the chapters of this book. this isn't my faith and i have to admit to being impressed with my own memory --it's been 12 years since i read the literature!
drab chicken [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by drab chicken (member) 11 years ago
5/24/07
adventures in water hosing
i spoke on the phone with a special friend of mine today. briefly. too briefly. he's someone i feel i can let go with and enjoy on a sensual level. from far away. i don't mind the visual and physical void between us --i even like it. it's balanced by what i think of as an emotional tug. there's a respect and playful rapport. an easiness. a deepening familiarity and an absence of awkwardness. i've always wanted a friend like this for myself, but i didn't know it until it was here. what i mean is... i want to be my whole self. the fun, the sad, the introspective, the witty, the maternal, the childish, the loving, the irritated, and the ...sensual ...parts all fully represented. i want a strong and tender man to say 'you're not nearly as fucked as you think you are-- you're beautiful.' so. i reached for it. and found it.
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Yay. Just Yay!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
5/25/07
braced for the storm

this is my last day in this office-- monday i begin my time in a new building. the desk is familiar though haha. my pictures are already hanging on newly painted walls and they look pretty. after work today i'll swing by the other office (another part of town) and touch base with folks i've not seen as a group in a while. it'll be okay, i think.

i do worry about how much daytime internet access i'll be able to have. my whole network of support is online. in my physical world i have few people i'll allow myself to be honestly myself with. i find that people like me less when i turn my funny down, so i do tend to be my most real in a long distance sort of way. rejection hurts less when geography can be fingered as the cause for it. that's a bunny trail though. my point is... i'm nervous that flickr and gmail won't be even a lunchtime possibility for me anymore. i hope hope *hope* i worry for nothing. i don't want the only pure fun parts of my day to disappear.

*wrings hands
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
okay. 45 minutes and my day is over. just 45 just 45
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Hi Glory.

I hope things go OK in your new office.

I understand your interweb pain. Some sites got blocked at work this week. Flickr was off for a bit (there were nearly tears), but seems to be back on again.

Have a fabulous weekend! {:->
ebilflindas 11 years ago
*does the please-let-there-be-flickr-and-gmail-access-for-glory-at-the-new-office dance
Dragonhide 11 years ago
I know what you're talking about. My friends on the internets are often just as real and sometimes more real to me than the friends I have in real life.

See, being Deaf makes it friggin complicated to talk to just anyone. I don't read lips or speak worth a crap, and don't let that camp fool any one into thinking it is something that is easily picked up. It isn't.

Anyway, no such communication difficulty exists on the Internet. So I've been really into it from almost day 1 for that reason.

Then enter flickr.. you get to know people thru their words, PLUS their pictures??!!! OMG!! I love it.

Sorry I went off on a tangent.

Jenovah's Witness... No offense to anyone- but MAN, I've had horrible run-ins with them.., the extremist fraction anyway- my sister-in-law is one. Freaking NO FUN.

I tried doing that heart thing once to impress a girl, but she ran away home crying. I guess maybe I should use a water hose next time.

Anyway seriously, tho, YAY for you!

I hope the new office works out BETTER Than your last one, glory!! :-)

-Tim
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
You wrote the bite story on my birthday. Love the angel :-) and the heart on the fence is magnificent!!! (and guess what... don't tell anybody, I want that too....)
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
hi Lala, well thank god it worked out for you. i'd miss you like crazy. i want it to work out for me too

ebil, you made it rain

jallen, i can see how you'd regard the internet -- a forum like this one, as an equalizer of sorts. i'm with ya. i like it too, mostly because when i'm being addressed i know it's because of what i'm saying and not how lovely my breasts look. and they surely do look lovely some of the time. never doubt it. pardon *my* tangent haha

Bella ... my lips are zipped. you're one of my favorite flickr babes. you know it? you, Lala, Lola, and sandra. sunni's made it to the list too.xoxox
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Flying through the threads this morning taking a look and leaving a hello...Hello
* barrelrolls - waggles wings - climbs to cruise altitude...

CollardGreens: Oops!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Good for you Glory! (May 24). Now you have to show us how lovely your breasts look, so we know what we're missing!
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Oh, it's nice to know I'm on your special list, Glory {;->
daxster78 11 years ago
Love the watery heart and your thoughts on special friends and being.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Some beautiful shots lately! Love the water heart on the wooden fence

sunshinecity
~ a picture, a story
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
thanks for spelling my name in exhaust, CG. hi to you too

Rob, i marked a formerly private photo public. i'm no Bella, but i'm alright.
p.s. it's subtle. i'm verbally flamboyant yet subtle in gesture. it is my way

thanks daxster

yay sunni. thank you too!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
5/26/07
fenced in
weekend plans included taking the kids to the annual Renaissance Festival. however. they only half-way wanted to go so ..we skipped it. c'est la vie. instead we had a picnic and went for a walk. also, i picked up Ronald Regan's published diary, which is the first complete presidential diary ever --remember that he served two terms! i'm excited. i was but a wee child while he was in office ... reading a first person account of what is now textbook history (as an adult) will be wonderful

p.s. i do seem to have access to all that i want on the internet in the new office. WEE!
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
That's good news about the 'net, Glory. Your literary tastes are so eclectic.
drab chicken [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by drab chicken (member) 11 years ago
haha yah. so are my musical tastes

5/27/07
memorium
this is me practicing for the father's day photo i'll print for my dad. he's a vet.

yesterday the girls and i went to Opry Mills for some fun and ran into my mom quite by accident which *never* happens. with her was her girlfriend Jerri and Jerri's son and daughter in law and grand daughter. we all hooked up and did fun little mall activities-- there's a carousal and other fun little rides for tots plus faux rock climbing for the older set. we partied.

then my would-be stepbrother became tired-- he's recovering from his fourth surgery courtesy of a motorcycle accident. our moms asked me to take him to a restaurant and get a table for us all. his wife stayed with their kid and mine, since they were all on the carousal together at the time.

we were sitting in Tony Roma's sipping tea when this lady in her twenties made an outraged noise and made a show of jerking her phone out of her purse and flipping it open. she gave us an eat-poop-and-die look and then flounced off. wtf, right?

when our family came tripping through the door laughing. i thought nothing of it. that's pretty normal for all of them. but tiffany (my stepbrother's wife) was practically hyper-ventilating, she was laughing so hard. she said one of her friends had just seen us and called her. she had been told that her man was on a date with some smiley chick with big boobs.

for the record, i'd never date my stepbrother. my cousin's way hotter.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Thanks Glory. Those lips and freckles are totally delicious, and i had no doubt whatsoever that your boobs are sensational. But it's actually your agile mind, wicked sense of humour and sharp tongue that appeal to me more.
drab chicken [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by drab chicken (member) 11 years ago
haha i get that a lot. i don't think i'll ever be in danger of being sexually objectified on the internet. physical attributes run low on the list in regards to why people are attracted to my space.

p.s. thank you
noxious bulb [deleted] 11 years ago
I'm still trying to figure out how you define glory, though. I am not kidding! :-)
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
okay, i'll tell you a story. once upon a time i chatted on yahoo as my_misnomer. i began my flickr account under the same name. i changed it about a year later to 'missykins', missy being an affectionate sobriquet born from my_misnomer. then...

*cues suspenseful music

...i left my husband and lived in a women's shelter with my children until it was safe for me to leave it. eventually i ventured back into the flickr community, but kept all of my photos private and friends only. my icon was a flower-- i was on flickr faceless. when i reinvented myself that day i chose the name 'glory_defined' because i'd come out of a horrible life experience scathed yet triumphant.

after a while, folks here called me 'glory' or GD (if they were nasty-- haha) so... 'defining glory' seemed to me a suitable name for my daily diary-- if i am Glory and this is a diary... every introspective account somehow defines me, yeah? well ...yay or nay, there's my logic
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
So, now is it okay to call you Missy again out here in public?

I keep forgetting, and then going back and changing it to Glory.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
sure thing, jellybean. since my face is out there now, what could Missy hurt?
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
I like Glory.
ps You're welcome.
Jonathan W PRO 11 years ago
Liked your little story glory, went through a very rough divorce myself though probably not in same way as you, I understand what it is like to come back and reinvent yourself
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
*high fives sbfaren
noxious bulb [deleted] 11 years ago
Thanks for the explanation!
Lalalian PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Lalalian (member) 11 years ago
Ha! That restaurant story cracked me up.

Last year I went to a few different events for work and in the space of a week I went from being referred to as the fiancee of the gay guy in our office to the wife of the same gay guy from our office.

I thought it was hilarious, but I think he was secretly devistated that people couldn't see that he was a flaming queen.

HAA HAA!!! {:->
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Well, you can search for "Missy" but you can't do a search for an image of a stunningly gorgeous redhead looking charming yet demure. Can one?

Well, Papa Bear ain't sweatin' it if you aren't.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
LMAO @ papa bear. that's still funny!!!!

hahaha Lala!!! did it totally take the starch out of his ascot?
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
5/28/07
poolside cool
the pools are open, which is great. my girls love to swim. we have a pool at our apartment complex and it's not overrun with diliquents yet, which is also great. i got in a little poolside reading, while they took turns spotting each other for underwater hand stands. my youngest has a bit of a God complex and if she doesn't feel her sister has been under the water long enough... she won't let go of those legs. but. i'm on to her. the pool is safe under my watch. PARENTS BE VIGILENT

now i'd like to introduce what may be an ongoing thing, as i read Ronald Reagan's diary. i shall call it A Reagan Moment:

Instead of saying ASS, Reagan wrote A-- with two dashes and everything! i think that is PRECIOUS. in the privacy of my own journal pages i use the f word. lots. i feel okay about it.

On Saturday January 31, 1981 he said he watched the movie "Tribute" and called Jack Lemmon "a truly great performer." I couldn't help but feel sad for Jack Lemmon --who died without knowing the compliment he was paid. I think it would have meant something to Jack Lemmon to read that.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Hey missy, nice boobs!

*cue in beavis and buttheads*

Seriously tho. I've been away a few days.. and it was nice catching up.

I think I'll stick to "Glory" as that's how I've come to know you, plus it's seexxxyyyyyyyyyy ;-) I do remember that crazy missykins running around...
drab chicken [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by drab chicken (member) 11 years ago
missykins was a nut and glory's not much different haha
drab chicken [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by drab chicken (member) 11 years ago
okay it took me a minute but i finally found a perfect example
i'm almost embarrassed by all that fun. omnia was a good sport, back in the day
*wipes a nostalgic tear
Dragonhide 11 years ago
LMAO!!!!!! Aw, you're adorable.
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
did it totally take the starch out of his ascot?

Totally!!

Everyone else in the office was falling about laughing when I told the story and he was all sulky and quiet for a really long time.

Silly dilly!! {:->
eelend PRO 11 years ago
sunshinecity 11 years ago
beautiful shot on the 26th...
I need to catch up with all your posts... I'm so far behind
*sulks*
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
:D
aww
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Just catchin' up with missy! I'm about 50 books behind you now.

I'm sure your dad will love his Father's day picture. You're a good daughter (and mom!)
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Ref. that dialogue between Missykins and Omnia, there is a famous aphorism that goes:

"What's the Australian definition of foreplay?"
"Brace yerself, Sheila!"

Pretty much what she said. Did she ever send you one?
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
nope. i stopped waiting and simply continued to romance her. for fun
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Your problem is you read too many cheap romance novels. Good stuff though.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
gimme 5 years and i'll have written at least 2 of my own. haha!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
OK totally lost but that is par for the course when you arrive here late ! Hello - gotta ketsup.

CollardGreens: Oops!
drab chicken [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by drab chicken (member) 11 years ago
5/31/07
digipics
alright, i'm having a bad day. it'll all work out and blah blah blah but this doesn't change the simple fact that *for the moment* all things suck in suckville, tn population Glory Defined. in effort to make the day a tad bit more endurable i drove myself down the street to mcdonalds for a chocolate milkshake ...only to discover that their milkshake machine is temporarily out of order. i think i gasped because the lady on the other side of the black thingie chuckled. i asked rather desperately "...ice cream? do you have ice cream?" and she told me no. no they did not, their soft serve is down too. at this point i was *barely* not screaming DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING CHOCOLATE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. i'm drinking mcdonald tea right now and feeling grouchy about it.

in other mcdonald news, you may now rent a dvd as you buy your bag full of 99 cent death, courtesy of redbox. how convenient. now we are being FURTHER encouraged to sit around and eat junk. thank you, mcdonald's for reinforcing the horrible habits of our nation and for making it easier for us to be fat and tired AND for making braveheart available to me as i swing by to pick up my chocolate milkshake on a bad day. OH WAIT. THAT'S RIGHT. YOUR DAMNED MCMILKSHAKES AREN'T EVEN FOR SALE, YOU VALUE MENU BASTARDS

i hate this tea. fucking tea.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
No chocolate! Greedy corporate bastard swine.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Good thing that did not happen to me, I would have jumped off a bridge... I had a root canal this morning, and milkshakes are a godsend.
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
hahahahahahahahaha -
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
thanks for the backup, Rick

root canal? yikes. (wanna know one of my secrets? i... uh ... was born with two sets of wisdom teeth and they all fit in my big mouth fine. no braces!)

:)
Dragonhide 11 years ago
I knew it. I always suspected that you might not be a normal human.

You're a very wise human
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
* writes Glory a perscription for 80% cacao solid bar...

Poor dear...days without chocolat are not allowed. Go get that filled right away.

CollardGreens: Oops!
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
i have all my wisdom teeth, but definitely don't have room for a second set! had a root canal and was stunned by how simple and painless it was - - from how everybody talked about them, I thought it was going to be awful.
Simon-K 11 years ago
The local McDonalds here is always breaking their milkshake machine so I know exactly how you feel!!!!
drab chicken [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by drab chicken (member) 11 years ago
6/1/07
magnetism
friday marked the end of the school year. for the kids it was the much anticipated half day of school. that glorious last hurrah. the plan was for my mother to pick them up from school and spend the afternoon with them, until i kissed my office goodbye for the weekend and joined them. this much did go according to plan but what followed was horrible

mama called me at work at about 2pm to say she was taking them to the lake. sure fine okay. no problem, have fun. see... she and i have an understanding that she will NEVER take them out on the boat. this is not a new request-- this is not negotiable. well, can you guess? she did it. she took them out on the lake with her girlfriend jerry. i didn't know this until after the girls and i got home though. what my mother said to me, to summarize their afternoon together was jerry and i got in a fight. i dumped out her worms and then brought the kids home."

i made a face because already i was feeling bad that my girls had to see and hear that. in our insular little world there's very little yelling and no demonstrative acts of violence or agression on my part. what i learned from brooke later was that it wasn't as simple as 'dumping out worms'. ... she threw a fit. my mom isn't really *stable* consistently. i depend on jerry to be vigilent on my behalf when i am working and the kids are in their collective care -- this too is understood between jerry and myself.

anyway. what she did was open jerry's tackle box and dump it over the side of the boat, as they were floating in the lake miles from dock. she also hurled 4 fishing poles into the lake while shouting and screaming profanity and threats. when jerry tried to calm her down and reminded her the kids were there (crying) mama said THEY ARE MY GRANDKIDS AND I CAN SAY ANY GOD DAMNED THING I WANT TO IN FRONT OF THEM.

she had it wrong. that's as untrue as anything could possibly be. she has no right, NO right to behave that way. no one does! NO ONE! i feel they were endangered. i know they were scared-- and when they tried to call me after this happened, the phone was taken away from brooke and she was forbidden to.

today is brooke's birthday-- saturday. i drove an hour to drop them off at a reliable and trusted friend's house this morning, so i could work half a day. then i'll drive an hour to pick them up and try TRY to salvage this weekend for her and her sister. she's having a party tonight and ... god. ...why is everything so hard. it's her birthday. you know? why'd her gramma have to go and be nuts.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
suffice it to say... any future visits between grandmother and grandchildren will be supervised by me. this is a far-into-the future probability, though. they have no desire to see her again anytime soon. they were very very freaked out. i'd even dare to use the word traumatized.

this isn't about me-- it's not about my need to control things, which is what my mother is saying. it's about safety. it's about the well being of two little girls. i can't understand why this is not being easily understood. i keep thinking of this thing i say sometimes to other people "you cannot reason with unreasonable people" and that, i feel, is very true.
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
I'd furious in this situation. It's not about you controlling things-- it's about not wanting things to be dangerously out of control! Easy enough for me to understand....

I hope the rest off the weekend is better; maybe we can see a (happy) birthday party photo.

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/
sunshinecity 11 years ago
hugs all around glory.
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Oh Glory. I'm so sorry this happened.

Yucko!

You've made the right decision about the contact the girls have with your Mum. There's enough crapolla that goes on in life without having your own Grandma freak you out...
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Hi dear Glory; I surmise that your mother is one of the greatest trials in your life, you have mentioned it on a few occasions. Dumps some worms on her. Before that, I was entranced by your McDonalds rant.
Jissy 11 years ago
oh glory sorry that your two precious one's had to live thru that- sounds like u have the right attitude- if they not good for you then unfortunately distance is the only solution! (the pic with drama btw depicts the mood of your day so perfectly) hope u having a good w-end and your girls are having fun!

Everyday with Jissy
Simon-K 11 years ago
Thats such a shame that your kids can't have a decent relationship with their grandmother, but Jissy and Lalalian are right distance sounds like the only soloution
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
thanks Itiner. it was. xo

hugs to you, sunni

thanks for your support, Lala.

Rob haha yeah, but i was trying to put a fun spin on it when i shared family anecdotes ..to make it more palatable. i'm over that now, i think. time will tell, yeah?

thanks Jissy. it got lots better

Simon, the relationship they have with their other grandmother is even worse, believe it or not. they surely did not hit the extended family jackpot, that is for sure.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
6/2/07
turning 10
she's 10. we partied at the bowling alley. fifteen kids were invited and 5 girls came-- that's an excellent showing. none of them RSVP'ed though haha. brooke has an eclectic group of friends -- one's a total snob, one's a total brat, one's very very sweet, one's a bit of a goofus but also sweet, and one is a little bit of all of that. the party was 3 hours long and she had a blast! yay i am so glad. she deserved it.

on a personal note, i'll say this... i was surprised that only one parent stayed. the rest of them left me cell phone numbers and got the hell out, apparently delighted with their new freckle-faced babysitter. the parent who stayed was a single dad and i'm pretty sure i know why he stayed

*fluffs hair

unfortunately, i must report that he's not my type. he's sweet but ...um... well, he's sweet. that's about it, really. my cheddar's sharper than he is. anyway, thank god he was there. it took two of us to keep the peace with that crowd. lord have mercy.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
6/3/07
i love this sky
what a beautiful day! we've been to the park. ate hamburgers outside. went walking. lost the dog. found the dog. bathed the dog. played various new games, while lying in the grass. ...it was all grand.

brooke scored an mp3 player for her birthday. we've just spent an hour downloading all of her cd's onto it. there's still room left! i'm not all that impressed with the sound quality, but she's 10 and she's happy with it. yay for that.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
I haven't quite caught up yet, just back from another attempt at sailing.. but I'll say this-
I am NOT a single Dad, but I would so stay with ya'll kids. And no, not just because of the cute freckled redhead, but that *is* a bonus- like, a totally yummy bonus.

;-)

I'll catch up with some more dumb wisecracks once I've got my little one settled. :)
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
So glad the weekend turned out better, your kids had fun, the sun shone, and hearts appeared in the clouds.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
yay for the bday party and for her mp3 player.. sounds cool!
I love this sky pic you so sweetly "molded"!!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
alright, jallen, i'll look forward to that

haha yewah thanks Rob

yay indeed. sunni, manipulating clouds is really fun. i used the clone option in a Photo Explosion program to create an enitirely new cloud, by using an existing cloud in another part of the photo.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
And a lot less family drama would be a good thing for you all. I hate to even read about what all went down with you all.

*big hugs*
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
i know. i feel sorry for my kids sometimes.
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
"my cheddar is sharper than he is"
what does that mean? :D
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
sharp cheddar? you've never heard of sharp cheddar?
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
sure chedddar with a lot of bite - but ... cmon .. help a guy out here..throw me a fricking bone
eelend PRO 11 years ago
your cheddar's sharper than that man? hahaah
poor man ;)

eelend's 2007
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
okay okay. i was being silly. cheese has no intellectual value so this guy was capital d Dumb.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Boat story: 8-0 --- I would freak out entirely. That is soooo dangerous.

"my cheddar is sharper than he is" damn, girl, you're hard on a fella -- chuckles.... wish i'd thought of that .... that's a good one.... note to self...remember the cheese line....

i love the cloud picture....
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
i wish my camera was sophisticated enough to photograph stars properly
*sighs
Dragonhide Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Dragonhide (member) 11 years ago
what a cheesy turn this journal has taken. geez.

Tangent:

My wife is not a native English speaker- and my Dad's favorite curse when he's really really pissed off is "Gee Whiz!!". (He's 82, kay?)

It wasn't until several years after we've been living as neighbors to Dad that she finally asked me, "So, why does your Dad always say Cheese Whiz when he's mad?! I don't get it."

:-D
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