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[Dec. 2nd, 2005|08:52 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
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Happy Birthday thuri!

Best. Sidekick. Ever. And then there's that smile. And then there's that gleam in your eye.

In other news:



Y'know.. 10 things I either assume you all know or that you might like to know.

1) I love to cook. And I love to garden. And I never get time for either. I make an apple pie that would have you weeping with joy. And as a beliver in simple pleasures I can do sinful things with a roast chicken and roasted potatoes.

2) I have a second-generation military brat's conception of the word "home." It is a place where my things are. Where my pillow lives. Where I can close the door and be quiet and where I decide who drops by and who doesn't. It is never a specific building, a specific town. It never has been. I am insanely jealous of those of you with hometowns or childhood houses with how tall you were on your 7th birthday still marked on the kitchen wall. On the other hand, there are infinite possibilities for me and where my home might be.

3) I read absolute trash books. I have read great books. I continue to read great books. But I am also a sucker for true-crime books, Harlequin romance novels, and pulpy legal thrillers. Left alone in your library I will first graze for porn and will then graze for trash. I am really, really ok with this. I figure as long as I'm reading my vegetable books too then I deserve my dessert books.

4) I am a bad daughter. It's true. Sometimes I don't call my dad for weeks. Sometimes I don't see my mother for months. They both live within two hours of me but I have trouble finding the time to see them. My brother chastises me for this because he's over there all the time. He uses his days off to fix Mom's porch or move Dad's new big TV. I use mine to go camping. I'm also a bad sister. But we've reached a kind of compromise between the siblings. It consists of singing each other versions of "Happy Birthday" that include phrases like "buttmunch" and "mildly retarded."

5) I like my faith. It's not perfect, it's not always rosy, but it works for me. I try hard not to shove it at other people while being good about it myself. I fail miserably at both sometimes but I think my level of spirituality satisfies me. I know that some of you think this means I suffer from some kind of delusion, and that's ok with me too, we're all doing everything we can just to make it from one end of the day to the other.. go with what works for you.

6) I almost never have erotic dreams. In my whole life I think I've had three that I can remember. The last one involved Robin Williams. Go ahead, laugh. I'll wait.

6a) Are you done yet?

7) I miss my grandmothers every day. They were both such magnificent independent characters. One was a whisky-swilling, showtunes-belting, chain-smoking spitfire and the other was this long, tall, classy nutcase who used to unscrew the hands from mannequins and leave them on the cash registers in department stores. They were responsible for the foundations of my sense of humor. When you find me morbidly crass, blame them. My mother's mother's funeral was one of the funniest days of my life. I hope my life brings someone as much joy as theirs brought me.

8) I am the most introverted attention whore you'll ever meet. I spend the better part of every day wanting to be on an island with nothing but my house. I want to lock the door and make everyone leave me alone. I want to be quiet and hear only the sound of my own breathing. And then I want to tell a story and OMG YOU MUST ALL PAY ATTENTION TO ME RIGHT NOW NOW NOW!.... HORS! When I want to cave up in my room it's nothing personal. It doesn't mean I don't like you, it doesn't mean I don't enjoy the time I spend with you. It means I love you enough to not put you through the hell of being around me when I haven't had enough alone time to recharge my batteries.

9) I get up every day and I get out of bed and I get through my day. One way or the other. I try to laugh at least once a day and I try to learn something new. I try to tell people that I love them and I try to touch base with my mother. I try to get done as much work as I can without losing my mind and I try not to break any laws that don't involve the speed limit. Sometimes I eat well, sometimes I exercise, sometimes I read a good book, sometimes I have ice cream and bleu cheese sutffed olives for dinner, read a Jude Deveraux novel and then fall into bed without brushing my teeth. I am nothing special and I'm ok with that. The universe doesn't owe me anything and I do not deserve a free ride. I fail completely to understand people who think otherwise about themselves.

10) My favorite joys in life are simple ones. Legos. Clean sheets. A hot shower. Slippers. A well-written story. Leaves. Campfires. I like the decadent things, sure. Massages and high tea and flying business class on long-haul flights. But none of them are anywhere near as nice as a good book, a nap, or you guys.


I'm at Cait's now. I have my feet up and the fireplace is going and I'm going to have ice cream. This day sucked donkey nuts but it's getting better.
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From: magickalmolly
2005-12-03 02:42 am (UTC)
I am nothing special

I completely disagree with that. You're all kinds of special, at least to me.


I love trashy romance novels too, omg. *has secret stash*
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-12-03 03:22 am (UTC)
And you, Miss Molly, are one of the people I think about when I wonder how I'll get to the other end of a day. You're an inspiration.
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From: magickalmolly
2005-12-03 03:29 am (UTC)
I made something beautiful and blue the other day, totally for someone else, but when it was finished, I realized it was for you. I can't wait to send it to you.

Your address is still thr same, yes?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-12-03 03:31 am (UTC)
omg yis! omg whee! Your things are always so incredibly beautiful... I'm all giggly just thinking about it..
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[User Picture]From: almaviva
2005-12-03 02:57 am (UTC)
3) My favorite book that I never say is my favorite book is Morning Glory by Lavyrle Spencer. I love it. I think it's beautiful. A part of me understands that it's complete garbage (the part that doesn't allow me to admit it's my favorite book and insists on saying Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, which I've loved since I first read but it's got nothing on the hotel scene when Will goes on leave in Morning Glory.)

5) I have a lot more respect for someone whose faith (however they define it) is quiet and true than I do for people who loudly decree or decry. You can tell they go to it with their eyes (and hearts) wide open rather than blindly or blindly stumbling in the dark. If it gets you through, then it's a beautiful thing.

9) I understand what you are saying here, but you are most definitely a very special woman. I never fail to learn something from you or stop to think about something you've said.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-12-03 03:18 am (UTC)
3) omg, my favorite one that I never talk about is The Gamble</a> also by Mz. Spencer. Seperate Beds is also good but... oh man, we're such saps.

9) You make me cry tonight? I cutchoo. :) But I think more than anyone on my list *you* would get the "I don't understand why you think the universe owes you an existence" issue. What with your job stuff. That being said.. thank you. The feeling is entirely mutual.

By the by.. how's your hoo-hoo?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-12-03 03:24 am (UTC)
Hi. I can close HTML tags. I promise.
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[User Picture]From: almaviva
2005-12-03 04:03 am (UTC)
3) I was distraught when she quit writing

9) Kids at that age always seem to think the world owes them. They were born afterall, weren't they? That, apparently, is their contribution. It's tiring. I can see if from the otherside, too, though, because I was the same way at 18. Actually at 20. I was completely insufferable and held some beliefs about the world of which I'm 100% ashamed of now. I don't know that I'm a better person at 32, but I know I'm infinitely more likeable.

Healing, if the doctor is to be believed, which I don't generally think she is but in this I'll allow her her opinion. Still a bit sore and she extended my antibiotics out to 10 days instead of 7, but I can walk straight at the moment, so I guess I'll say things are good for now :D
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-12-03 04:25 am (UTC)
It's funny, at 18 (and 20.. and 23.. and..) I didn't so much think that the world owed me, but I did think I was invicible and that things would always work out for the best. That? Didn't so much happen. Though, looking back, I got into this industry at just the right time because I wasn't at school finishing my degree. Ah well. I suppose we make the best of our own worlds. You're right though, I'm a more likeable person at 31 than I ever was at 20. I was so scared then. Even at 25 and 28 I was busy doing things without really thinking about who might be hurt and whether they were true to the kind of person I wanted to be. Go us.

And walking straight with decreased soreness is cause for smiles, I'm glad to hear it. Also, thanks to you I now want to do a short version but I'm scared it would end up just another long version.
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[User Picture]From: almaviva
2005-12-03 04:49 am (UTC)
A short version was a true task, and I actually wrote it after I did the long. I had to force myself not to elaborate--even started to on the corny movie thing and stopped myself. But!! There's so much I want to say!! seems to be my motto.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-12-03 03:16 am (UTC)

Great Big Sea

Don't know if you saw this, but:

Fri. Apr 28 Lisner Auditorium Washington, DC Tickets go on sale December 3rd and they will be available for purchase through Ticketmaster outlets, at the Lisner Box Office, by phoning (202) 397-SEAT (in DC), (410) 547-SEAT (in MD) and 1-800-551-SEAT (toll free), or online.

/de-lurk
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-12-03 03:19 am (UTC)

Re: Great Big Sea

Muchos gracias! I actually got seats through a GBS website pre-sale earlier this week so I'm set. Because I wouldn't miss the b'ys when they're in town.

Um... introduce yourself? Say hi?
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-12-03 05:02 am (UTC)

Re: Great Big Sea

Hi Mara. :) They're great on the radio but there's nothing like seeing them live, eh? I miss Darrel, but I think they're a happier band than they were a few years ago. I missed the Wolf Trap show (I'd seen them there a few years ago with Eddie From Ohio and some other band whose name escapes me) because I was campin in Pennsylvania at the time so I'm tickled to get to see them this year.

And it's nice to have others identify with my introversion. I think I got lucky with my friends list and most of them understand it if I go AWOL for a couple of days. Sadly my boss and my family? Not so understanding. :)
For you? I use my Alan icon.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-12-03 04:32 am (UTC)

Re: Great Big Sea

And can I just say how ODD it is to be seeing them in an assigned seating venue? I'm not going to know what to do with myself unless I have to stand in line to get in. :)
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2005-12-03 05:43 am (UTC)
knowing you're part of the world makes me happy.
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[User Picture]From: make_your_move
2005-12-03 01:50 pm (UTC)
I don't know where this '10' things came from, but reading it has been like a present this morning. I was just too distraught and wiped out last night to pay attention to anything.

*loves on you and hopes you had a good evening with our Cait*
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2005-12-03 02:26 pm (UTC)
I like the 10 things too. As someone who lived with you for what, 6 years? I think I actually knew most of this. Although you didn't mention your unholy addiction to The Real World. (Sorry if I outed you.)

Oh and as a favorite memory, just cause I wanted to. I loved that time when we made Thanksgiving for the bois. Just because we wanted to see if we could do it. I don't think I've ever seen such a damned mess in a kitchen. Ever.

3) One of my Favorite Books of All Time is the Trashy Love Novel (as I call them) is Dance While You Can by Susan Lewis. I can't even tell you why but I love it.
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[User Picture]From: maitheas
2005-12-03 05:21 pm (UTC)
I love you Melly. So very much. And you are so very special and wonderful.
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[User Picture]From: mieszko
2005-12-04 06:17 am (UTC)
you are special and wonderful and I feel blessed to know you
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From: berreh
2005-12-04 03:57 pm (UTC)
I love trash books. I have a collection of horrible romance novels too, but just for added fun, I have crappy movie novelizations and Star Trek books as well. \o/

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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-12-05 04:20 pm (UTC)
See, and I *knew* about your trashy novel addiction because I've seen your Untamed Hobbit icon. ;)
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From: berreh
2005-12-05 04:29 pm (UTC)
It's funny because it's true. And versatile! Just subsitute Highlander, Savage, Pirate, or Vampire, as desired. \o/
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[User Picture]From: ravenscathedral
2005-12-05 06:51 pm (UTC)
AM LISTENING TO YOU OMG!!!!!!!!!!!


me too - all the time-- even. :)

You are one of my favorite things :)
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