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Sunday, February 21, 2010

So, it's uh... been a while.

So, yeah. There's a funny thing about major life changes, in particular the ending of a relationship like the one I had before. Life goes into major flux for a long time, and you start to feel like there are times when it's not appropriate to make yourself entirely public about them all the time. Maybe respect for the other persons feeling, maybe because you feel like you need a little time to hide and reinvent yourself a bit, or just to get your two feet back on the floor beneath you so that you can evaluate better what you want to say and who you even are anymore.

It's been more than a year now since Chris and I split, and I'm not going to go into detail at all, but it's getting to a point where I think we might be able to be friends one of these days. This has turned out to be important to me, which was surprising because I really thought I wouldn't be able to be his friend, and now I really want to. He still has the qualities that made me like him in the beginning, and it's not like he ever really did anything awful aside from the fact that we just didn't make one another happy. We should have only ever been friends, from day one. The stupid thing was thinking it should be more than that, but it was a mistake we both participated in, and you live and you learn. Point is, when the dust settles, I hope we can be friends or at least not growl when we think of one another. We don't talk much, but from when I *have* talked to him, it seems like he's moving on with his life, just as I've been moving on with mine, and he says that he's happy, which I wholeheartedly hope to be true.

And as for me, I'm in a relationship with a wonderful man who makes me very happy and is suited to me so well that I would scarcely have thought to imagine him. He loves doing crafty things together, going to debates together, discussing science together, all the nerd-tacular things that I love to do. We are great friends, but also ridiculously excited about one another. I am enjoying myself immensely, but I am mindful of the tendencies I have that tend to hurt others, and I am trying to master them (though I know this will be a life-long effort.) We've been together 9 months now, and I am happy.

In short, things are well with me. There are loads of things I could post about right now, but one post is enough at the moment.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

update, sort of, and the friday5

So this last week, my mom and I flew back to NY, rented a U-Haul, filled it with my stuff, and drove back to CA in it.  I am tired, and it turns out I have way too much shit, go figure.  But still, it's good to have my guitar and my cello back, my spinning wheel, and just generally to feel like this thing is one step closer to done with.  Sometimes you think you want something to be a certain way, and then when it turns out to be that way you find that it wasn't what you wanted at all.

We got to stop and visit with Phug, which was awesome because I haven't seen him in months and months, and plus Michigan is pretty when its not covered in snow, and when you don't have to go outside with the bugs much.  That was undoubtedly the highlight of the trip.

Also, there's a cool museum thing in Kearny, Nebraska (pronounced "carnie", as in "small hands, smell like cabbage").  From the outside it looks like a bridge to nowhere over a pretty uninteresting part of highway 80, but it's actually really damn cool on the inside.  If you're ever driving across the country, you should check it out.

Ended up bringing Falkor back because she was literally dying.  She has a terrible mouth infection (mouth rot or stomatitis), and it was messing up her eyes and even errupted out of her little face :(  She couldn't see, so she couldn't eat, and she had wasted down to less than half of her former self.  So we loaded her up, and took her to a vet in Michigan (thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Phug, who probably saved her life singlehandedly), and now she's on meds and I am nursing her back to robusticity using this stuff called Repta-aid, which is like reptile baby formula.  She's being a model patient, eating and taking her medicine very well, better than I had anticipated, and I think I'm seeing marked improvement.  Here she is soaking in an ice bucket at one of the hotels we stopped at:

So now we are back, I am wading through a see of crap (even though most of it is still in the UHaul, there's already waaay too much stuff in my room.)    Time to reassemble my life, once again.

Also, friday5:

  • What is the longest you’ve gone between haircuts?
    Like professional haircuts?  Or self inflicted?  If the former, I've gone years.  If the latter, probably months at a time.
  • What is the shortest hour of the day?
    Any hour spent doing fun things, or the hours after you get out of working.
  • What is the longest line you’ve ever stood in?
    Not sure, but I imagine Disneyland or the DMV were involved, somehow.
  • Who’s your shortest adult friend?
    hmmm... I don't think most of my friends are short, but maybe my moms friend Carol
  • Who among your current friends have you known the longest?
    Lets see:  Michelle and Phug I've known since junior high, which would be about 17 years now.
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    Saturday, May 23, 2009


  • What kind of out-of-school lessons did you take as a kid?
    piano, ballet, tap, jazz, drama, ice skating
  • What valuable lesson did you learn this past week?
    that sometimes its ok to be a little bit crazy
  • Who in your life really needs to be taught a lesson?
    I can think of a few people... namely, that if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.  especially to your friends.
  • What kinds of lessons would you love to have a private teacher for right now?
    cello, guitar, electric bass
  • What steps have you taken to lessen the impact of these rough economic times?
    I try not to spend anything.  it's easy when you have nothing to spend.

  • Also, leaving for Buffalo in about 4 hours to go get all my worldly posessions and bring them back here.  Wish me luck, I'm going to try and take pictures along the way.

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    Saturday, May 16, 2009

    I should start calling this the Saturday 5, at this rate...

  • Which of your friends is the most frugal?
    All of us, because we are broke.
  • Which of your friends is the biggest spendthrift?
    Is anyone a spendthrift right now?   I had a friend who was sometimes, but I don't think we're friends anymore.
  • Which of your friends is the most daring?
    Michelle M
  • Which of your friends is the most cautious?
    hmmm... Tully, maybe?
  • Which of your friends has the hottest temper?
    probably me, or if not me then Chels
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    Sunday, May 10, 2009

    friday5, late as usual

  • What’s your favorite card game?
    probably Apples to Apples, or pyramid solitaire
  • What’s your favorite roll-the-dice-and-move game?
    hmmm... probably Monopoly
  • What’s your favorite playground game?
    hide and go seek
  • What’s your favorite party game?
    hmm... probably Apples to Apples again, lol
  • What’s your favorite computer game?
    Minesweeper, and then Age of Empires
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    Tuesday, May 05, 2009


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    friday5, fashionably late

  • On May First, 1738, King Kamehameha I was born. What are your impressions of Hawaii?
    It looks like an amazing place to visit; also, theres a primate sanctuary there where I'd love to volunteer, and live in a yurt on Maui looking after monkeys.
  • On May First, 1873, Dr. David Livingstone died. When did you last presume something erroneous about someone or something?
    hmmm... usually my instincts are pretty spot on, at least, when I listen to them.
  • On May First, 1876, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro debuted. How do you feel about Disney’s animated classic Pinocchio?
    not my favorite Disney movie, actually.
  • May First is Walpurgis Night in Sweden and other parts of northern Europe. When did you last sing in front of an audience?
    Thursday.  I sing in front of people as often as I can, I love it.
  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are a punk rock cover band. What song’scover version do you like better than its original version?
    hmmm...  probably when the guy from the Eels did a cover of "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover".  Seriously, it's awesome.  Also?  Me First and the Gimme Gimmes remind me of Michelle and my time at Chatham.
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    Not willing to reveal the details, but can I just say that, unemployment and living at home at close to 30 notwithstanding, my life is really awesome right now?  And it may soon be getting awesomer?  Someone pinch  me, because I'm starting to get jealous.  Of myself.

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    Friday, April 24, 2009

    todays friday5

  • What’s the most annoying sound in the world?
    my grandmother, screaming my name.  or breathing.  this happens often, unfortunately.
  • Which of other people’s mannerisms do you find very annoying?
    I actually can't think of anything... maybe when someone acts bored.
  • What do you do that really annoys others?
    not sure, anyone want to chime in on this?
  • In what way has your own behavior recently caused you annoyance?
    I have a tendency to show my hand too easily, I think.
  • Who’s the most annoying person you know?
    see question 1.
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