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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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drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
2/19/07
optimism
regarding optimism, i'll say this: to merely hope for the best is madness. to be effective, you've gotta step up and work to make things better. i'm endlessly surprised by how very complacent some people can be regarding their own financial or physical security. at lunch today i had this telephone conversation:

me: your car has been impounded and there's a warrant out for your arrest. is this right?
her: yeah, man. hey you have savings still, right?
me: yep.
her: wanna help me out?
me: no way. i think you already owe me roughly $400
her: oh haha yeah that's right
me: have you considered wearing daytime clothes and working somewhere?
her: nah. people will take care of me as long as i'm not working
me: you sound pretty confident
her: i call it being optimistic
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
She'll be humming a different tune when she's living in a van down by the river.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Glory...I'm sure its the moon that is tilted - really. These introspection things float along and around when the moon shifts it spin...

You got style, an intelligent sense of humor and seems like friends who are ball and chain...loose the heavyweights keep the lighweights.

Just my 0.02 € CollardGreens: Oops !
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
re: 2/19/07

I think I saw that girl on Dr Phil's show about moochers the other day... {:->
~magpie~ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ~magpie~ (member) 11 years ago
OMG , stop making me laugh aloud at the computer. My dogs will start to think I'm cracking and lose their respect for me.

Glory, I think your notion about weighing differences between the past and present is just how we tend to work as humans. Don't fault yourself for it, just try to be able to keep some perspective and objectivity...

I can't believe your phone conversation. So she's never had to work for anything, huh? That's a shitty lesson to have to learn later in life. She'll thank you later (or maybe not) for NOT helping her.

Erica Day by Day 2007
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
I suspect this is the same person who would think nothing of sitting-in while you are taking a shower.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
*moons the moon

magpie, your thoughtfully considerate and articulately lucid response is appreciated. i sense a kindred spirit in you.

casey, you'd be right.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Hmm... wow, people will never cease to amaze me!
Tell me she's no close friend...!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
hell no. that gem is family
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hello - stopped by to check...hope the weekend is a good one.

Sir CollardGreens: Oops!
dda1605 11 years ago
Tell your friend to read the future in your crystal vase (it looks like a prediction crystal ball). And the future is this : BAD if you don't take some responsability for your life. And anyway, no more parasiting your friends.......

(Didier 2007 )
Loca.... 11 years ago
Just came over to see you.... and enjoyed it. Nice shots.

Your little girl just looks like you so much, like the Simon says.... :))

I can't believe that phone dialogue you had. Strange girl, when will she learn about life?? To late for what it seems.

Loca
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Well, the "experts" do talk about people having different learning styles...
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
ah family -- can't divorce them...... that's a gorgeous vase by the way....
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
ty ty ty!

okay hi. i have been faithfully taking photos since thursday night (a moon in the trees). once *again* i have lost that plug thingie for my digicam. i have hopes for posting tomorrow and catching up on my diary which is maybe once of my Most Favorite places to play on flickr, mostly because i feel this space belongs to me.

i shared this story with some close friends and now i shall share it with my fellow diary goobs:

i met my sister's newest girlfriend over the weekend. she is even stranger than that gothic freakjob who dressed like she was horny for death. this one ... haha ...we're calling her Moonpie and here's why... BUT FIRST ... in case you do not know what a moonpie is, here: www.moonpie.com/

at dinner we all sat down for the meal. this woman let us know that she brought her own food. oooookay ...sorta weird, but sure alright.

she reaches into her knapsack and unbuckles it verrry deliberately. then she flips back the flap and verrrrry slowly unzips the bag. she removes a moonpie and sets it on her plate. then. she withdraws a second one. then. (i am SO not kidding) she withdraws a third...

she zips and buckles her knapsack and carrrrefully sets it on the floor by her feet. then she picks up the moonpie and opens it up at the seam. she slides it off the package wrapper and onto her plate. THEN.

*laughing

she cut it with a knife into 4 pieces. she ate that mother like a tiny little pizza, i kid you not. after it was gone she ate the other two the exact same way. i marveled at this and i know i stared. but seriously ...wtf. even in tennessee you Do Not Eat Moonpies with a fork and knife and Certainly Not As a Meal.

the kicker! omg omg the kicker! is when my mom asked her if she'd care for dessert and hahahaha omg hahahaha and Moonpie said .... 'I never eat dessert'.

*PEED MYSELF LAUGHING
*CHANGED MY PANTS AND EVERYTHING
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Oh yeah - moonpies - we would eat them and drink a RC Cola after mowin the neighbors yard...RC was delivered by a man named Mehr...so we would get a Mehr and a moonpie....but certainly no dessert ! Annnd never with a knife and fork....everyone knows they are eaten with chopsticks !

Photos baby - find the cord and charge us up a few !!

Best - CollardGreens: Oops !
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
you're one weird fella, buddy. i like you.
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Oh wow, she sounds like a real treat!!!

I'm not sure I could have held it together for the whole meal {:->
drab chicken [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by drab chicken (member) 11 years ago
2/22/07
moony mcgrin
thursday night was a sad one for me. i cried some. i say this without too much shame. i've been fighting my blues something awful. the downside to this is that folks around me seem to feel strongly that they are owed some kind of explanation for my lack of luster. they're not.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Hope you feel better soon!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
2/24/07
history
saturday was FANTASTIC!!! i met my sister's new lady love, the notorious Moonpie. my girls and i babysat for hours and man oh man it was SUCH FUN. we played w/ mr potato head and his wife for what seemed like an enternity. which is ...maybe the most awesome way to spend eternity. hahaha i'm probably the only person alive today who thinks that, but oh well.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
I love Mr Potato Head, Moonpies, and freckles (in no particular order).
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
buddy, you've hit the friggin jackpot. harvey, tell him what he's won!!

[the resonant voice of Harvey sounds over the flickr diary PA system]
glory, he's won a lifetime supply of freckled moonpies with feet and removable face parts!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
2/25/07
reflections
i made a personal decision to cancel our family therapy sessions. the girls don't like our lady and actually i don't like her either. haha. so we quit! really i dunno how good that was for us anyway ...what with us not liking her and all. you know? so. for the moment we'll just coast along without one and simply be as healthy as we can. then ... probably in a little bit ... we'll go somewhere else. probably.

sunday was a day for reflection, for real. i volunteer helping supply things for one of our women's shelters. on that day, there i was with friggin dust up my nose, up to my elbows in a bag of donated baby clothes when i heard an old friend of mine holler my name. (she wasn't actually hollering for me-- her kid's name is my name too ---john jacob jinglehiemer-schmidt la la lalalalaLA)

she and i exchanged surprised greetings and awkward hugs and after a few strange minutes... all the weirdness evaporated and we somehow managed to tell abbreviated versions of our own stories. hers is incredible --- she survived a murder attempt and a fire WHILE PREGNANT. like me, a shelter changed her hopeless situation into something less daunting. ever since then, she's been pitching in to help places like ours.

yanno ....just when i begin to think the world and most everyone in it sucks... someone like this sweetie comes out of nowhere and lends evidence to the contrary.
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
is the moonpie story really real? too much - whoo

i just came through a yuckie blue stretch too - yucky - and then it changes - i dont "fight" it so much anymore :P
something i read lately:
Ag, what things are moods, that come and go like the wind blows where it lists. For a man can be happy and free, and be cast down by a word. And a woman can be in the depths of misery, and be lifted up by an asking for forgiveness. So one goes from joy to dejection, and hurt to exaltation, and certainty to doubt, as when with some summer storm the whole word is dark and somber, til suddenly the sun breaks through, almost at its setting, and bathes tree and grass and hill in yellow light, the like of which, as the English say, was never seen on land or sea.
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
(we jst posted at the same time) - love the new photo - very rich - like the world we live in :)
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Wow -- I was gonna say "nice pic", then Jonathan goes and spoils it with his articulate thoughtful words.

What he said.
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
The picture is awesome.

*scrolls up to read the diary entry too
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Great photo!!!
It's wonderful when we find gentle souls to brighten up our lives!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
the moonpie story is certainly for real. i could *not* invent something that surreal. hahaha! and jonathan ...thanks for the inspiring paragraph. this is especially true for me 'a woman can be in the depths of misery, and be lifted up by an asking for forgiveness'.

hey rick? shaddup. your eloquence manifests even when you think it doesn't.

thanks sexydoll!!! xo

indeed sunshine, indeed indeed. xo to you too
dda1605 11 years ago
It seems you found "the history of love" very interesting......
I am sure you like the subject.

(Didier 2007 )
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
the history of love was actually a sad little story. i'd summarize it as the story of a man who loved so deeply that he couldn't live past it. i hope to God i never identify with that.
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Hey babe.

Sounds like so much has been going on for you. Thank goodness for Moonpies who come and add a little hilarity to things {:->

*hugs!!!!
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
Just stopped by to say Hi -- I was thinking of you -- i like the 2/22 grainy shot. Hard to keep up with this diary thing, isn't it.

moonpie story was worth the price of admission for me this morning -- keep your sense of humor even on those days when you're blue -- and you're right, you don't owe anybody an explanation about WHY! Hello!! WHY could be anything from something drastically horribly terrible to a few hormones floating through you bloodstream....

thanks for making my morning! no dessert.... LOL.... horny for death.... girl, you know how to turn a phrase -- i like that!
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Beautiful, beautiful photo, most recent, M.

Love ya!
drab chicken [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by drab chicken (member) 11 years ago
thanks babe. yanno it *is* wicked hard to keep up w/ this diary thing. particularly since i have no home pc. blah. but ... i make it work. i even love it a little

i've been home sick for two days. the highlight of my tuesday was passing out in a dried puddle of my own vomit. it wasn't drunk vomit, mind you. it was flu vomit. the story gets grosser but i'll end it there for the sake of good manners. haha

today i'm back! wee. it's so very very neat to come back to smiley love from pretty ladies. thanks a million. i have something fun to post later and already i look forward to it.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
*pops a kiss on casey's cheek
drab chicken [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by drab chicken (member) 11 years ago
3/1/07
don't worry
the night before last night i didn't feel up to making dinner, what with me having the FLU and all. hell, i barely felt up to dialing pizza hut and ordering it, but i did that much. i laid out 20 bucks and let my 9 yr old give it to our pizza delivery chick. this was a Big Deal for her. she was wayyyyyy excited. i heard her say "keep the change" but didn't realize until much later that my kid tipped that girl 9 bucks. haha

god. that was the most expensive medium pizza i've ever bought. for real. c'est la vie!
Simon-K Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Simon-K (member) 11 years ago
LOL, thats such a great story, I bet your daughter felt really grown up paying for the pizza

Simon’s Project 365
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
haha she really did, yeah!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Wow, I love your smile... how much do you spend on toothpaste each moth?? LOL
*smirk*

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Meelifluous PRO 11 years ago
That's a very cheerful face for having the flu. . .

Mee Mee Meelifluous
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
4 out of 5 dentists recommend i brush with Crest
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Stupid hotel wifi connections.....left a nice message and poof...its gone.

Hej..(swedish for hello)

Get better soon...can you remember the crest motto...written on every tube? ...part of an effective dental hiegene program etc etc

Voices back again...and the ringing too !!

CollardGreens: Oops!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
Hej!!! and no i cannot remember the written motto. i tried to type it just now and realized i'd confused it with the Zest soap jingle.

You're not fully clean unless you're [*Cr]est* fully clean!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
lmao glory
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
3/5/07
bacteria
dear diary,
it sure would be awesome if i had the power to strike folks mute.

love,
GD
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
That sure would be cool.

I have a short list of people I would like to use that power on...
sunshinecity 11 years ago
not a bad super power to have!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
i'd also like to cook stuff with my eyeballs. obviously, i'd be some kind of menace so it's best for everyone, really, that i'm extraordinary without being *super*.

*fluffs hair cheerfully
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
*sets eyes on BROIL and glares at Lala's enemies
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
* dons protective reflective suit just in case...

Nice petrie dish...I thought I saw colonies of my relatives ! Back to the world of healthy?

CollardGreens: Oops!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
indeed. thank you for asking.
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Hi!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
haha hi
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
I wanna say hi too!

Hi!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
*hugs ya
hi!!! aww that cheered me up. i'm sorta in a crummy mood
xo
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Me too

*gives glory some noogies
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
yum! noogies are delicious!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Noogies followed by a flurry of wedgies.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
um. ow.
my my aren't we mischievous this afternoon?
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Hullo {:->
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Beautiful photos. Love the mute idea. ;)

-Lee
drab chicken [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by drab chicken (member) 11 years ago
haha thanks leesure

3/8/07
sara bara
we have a new dog!!! this is Big News. HUGE even. she's hyper and cuddly and good and bad. this makes her perfect for us. haha! her name is sara and i've known her since she was a puppy--she was my mother's dog. unfortunately, my mom is nuts and every now and then she tosses out her livingroom furniture and give all of her pets away. nuts, right? (save me, God, we share genes. amen)

so. i've adopted sara. she's behind on her shots because her former owner (*coughs) was a lazy bastard in this regard. so far she doesn't appear too very homesick. maybe it's because we're familiar to her or maybe it's because we're just super awesome.

i need to get a lid for my hamper because she apparently thinks my underwear and socks taste delicious. i do not object to owning crotchless panties necessarily but .. i prefer to have them manufactured that way rather than chewed. yanno? YAY FOR PETS

p.s. i *am* delicious. never doubt it.
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
she knows how to strike a pose!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
yah! and she's never been alone with a boy dog so she's like a virgin
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
*woof
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
*rolls newspaper
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
*lifts leg, kicks dirt defiantly behind me, walks away.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
crazy mut.
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
2.25. I love.
3.5. can I have that power too, or call you once in a while to abuse your power?
3.8 Is she a Jack Russell? She looks crazy intense. How old is she? Yay for pets is right... Lowers the blood pressure and all, and you know we all need a good surprise lick in the mouth every once in a while.

Erica Day by Day 2007
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Sara of Hollywood
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Talk about super broil super powers...Sara has retinas of iron !

* ducks the rolled newspaper and dons protective eyewear
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drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
dear sweet magpie,

i would cheerfully melt the face of anyone you'd like me to. and YES she's a jack russell. she's 8 months old and Fun. we gave her a CareBear to snuggle with and woke up to find that Lovealot Bear is blind. she ate out his eyes! his nose will be next to go, for sure. already it's hanging on just barely.

xo
Glory

p.s. um... carebears are creepy without guts and faces.

casey, have you been watching Sara Does Dallas again?
hey thanks for swinging by, CG. it's been a pleasure, as always
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
*BUSTED! damn!
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
She's cute!! {:->
msspider66 11 years ago
Sara is adorable!

We use to have a dog named Ralph. He chewed everything, except for a stuffed cat that he carried around the house as if it was made of glass.

Carebears aren't creepy. I still have my Good Luck Bear sporting a red skeleton earring I gave him back in the 80's.

Kelly

[Ms Spider66]
drab chicken [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by drab chicken (member) 11 years ago
hahahaha!!! spiderbabe. i think they're only creepy without faces. when i was a young tot my first grade teacher asked us all what we wanted to be when we grew up. i wanted to be a Care Bear and every kid after me, just about, thought this was a righteous idea and wanted to be care bears too.

ms parks (the aforesaid teacher) looked like a frog. she had about 4 chins and no sense of imagination. she told us all, more loudly than necessary, that we could not be care bears. ever. i'm not God or anything, but i feel strongly that breaking the hearts of 15 little kids will earn you a Hell point.

in other news, i'm happy to report that sara is settling in quite nicely. i'd compare her to a racoon at this point. she is cute to look at but i know deep down that if i turn my back she'll knock over my trash can and eat my garbage. c'est la vie. it's a small price to pay.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
yay for delicious family dog and new owner!!

She seems like a real riot! I bet!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Teach reminds me of one of my kids' ex-day care providers. Her version of tough-love was to shriek, "I've had it up to here with your stupid goddamn My Little Pony!"
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
*shares the "My Little Pony" sentiment.

I had animator friends who worked on the Care Bears (Nelvana studio is/was up here in Toronto). They routinely hung mutilated care bear images on their cubicles. Bloodied, cuddly, wittle Care Bears.
rynokins 11 years ago
bad bad ryno for not checking in to see the latest glory-ful news.

congrats on the new adoptee! what a cutie! I guess she's well acquainted with your girls, so she must feel right at home. fun.

smooch, dear.
msspider66 11 years ago
Great story! Your teacher was wrong. If we want to be Care Bears we can. At the very last we can be Care Bears in our hearts. People no imagination have no right to be teachers. Little kids need to be around people who encourage imagination.

The twisted adult in me loves the idea of mutilated Care Bears. I amit I do have issues.


Kelly

[Ms Spider66]
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hello - laughing all the way through Care Bears...duct tape for the teacher !

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drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
*hugs each of you

3/11/07
playing with food
this photo, like a few other things in my life, is just for show. the eggs are easter egg gumballs. the nest is a branch ball i found and smashed.

i saw my friend's husband sucking horrible face with some other woman. i walked right over there. i tugged on his sleeve and introduced myself to her as "a family friend". this took him by surprise.

him: i can count on you to keep this between us, right?
me: um? hell no.
him: but you ...um ... were so *nice* to her (the lover or whatever) just now
me: i was polite. don't misunderstand me. i only wanted her name.

the fact is i'm not as calmly accepting of things as i appear to be on the outside. neither am i as unjudgemental as i appear. he called me before he drove himself home, begging ME not to break his wife's heart.

um

I WASN'T THE ONE CHEATING ON HER.

it's been 3 days and i *still* do not know what's going on with them
sunshinecity Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sunshinecity (member) 11 years ago
oh that's a horrible situation to find yourself in.... I wouldn't want to be in your or HIS shoes! or your friend's for that matter!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
yeah. it's a big bowl of suck
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
ack - holy gross ack - you didnt say where this happened?
you didnt say whether you've spoken with your friend?
oo - ouch ooo - holy gross - gross -
Glow* 11 years ago
Oops, I wouldn't like to be in your position neither :s :s
What the hell did he think by acting this way in public?
Maybe he needed to get caught...

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594429817562/page4/
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
haha leave it to a writer to ask for details. it was outside in front of god and everybody at a park in nashville --- roughly an hour from where he lives. i bet you anything he felt safe there. before i strolled by, with children in tow

i've not spoken with her, no. i'm certain that he's come some kind of clean with her. that's not innocence talking. it's logic. when he's nervous he confesses. being caught at this would surely and most certainly percipitate a full disclosure session.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Ohhh what a tough position to be in...be careful here - there be dragons in the water !

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Simon-K 11 years ago
thats awful, I wouldn't want to be in your position, I hope it works out for your friend though.

Simon’s Project 365</a
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
More likely he'll start accusing her of having an affair (or worse), Ms. Butter-Wouldn't-Melt.

Really, I trust your judgement, but it might not be a bad idea to run this by le 'lyptrix.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
great idea!
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
i was just rereading that bit - you called me a writer after such memorable and articulate lines as "oo - ouch ooo - holy gross - gross - "
hahahahaha
good of you to walk right up to him - i might have been tempted to slink away and stew...
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
i'm not always that confrontational. i'd have to be in a real snit to pull something like that off. which i was. the damnation in this for me is knowing that me telling her right away would have done zero good. she's the kind of person who'll wait for the words to come from him
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
for sure - in with the bad, out with the good -
Lalalian PRO 11 years ago
Good on you for standing up to him.

Gah! Some people are dorks...

I love this line "i was polite. don't misunderstand me. i only wanted her name"... freakin' brilliant!!!!!
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
I think you're right, Glory, and I think you should continue what you're doing now. Be part of his guilty conscious, but you do not want to be the "bad guy" delivering potential life shattering news to this woman.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
thanks Lala haha. i felt a bit cloak and daggerish when i said that. all i needed was a trenchcoat and an alley. then i could have conducted the conversation there while simultaneously leaning against a brick wall and twirling a naked tampon by its string, thereby threatening him with my femininity and high moral standard. but. my life is cartoonish enough without that, i guess

*sighs

word up, sexybabe. word right up.
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