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    • CommentAuthorlynthingy
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2011
     
    I love trains!
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
     
    The snow is almost ALL GONE! There's nothing left but a few piles where the roof shovelers dumped the snow. It used to be about 5 feet deep there; now it's about 2.

    My daffodils emerged from their snowbank yesterday. They look a bit battered, but it's just the leaves and stems, so with luck, the blooms will be just as beautiful.
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      CommentAuthorCPDolly
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2011
     
    Today--

    Dear mom,

    You asked me why I came back home so late last Tuesday and I didn't tell you. That's because I just don't want you to know what I did, not because I'd been doing anything illegal or immoral. I need intimacy until I know how to react. Now that I feel interesting and all of that I want to keep these feelings for myself, without parental interferences, etc.

    Yours sincerely: the daughter, the woman,
    Moi.
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    What is UP with nature?!
    Earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, blizzards...
    It's just so tragic

    My heart is with Japan, and I hope to god the damage doesn't increase and the waves don't reach more countries

    Stay safe everyone...
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2011
     
    Keep the mother, the woman and definately the MOI!
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    HEYYYYYYYYYY everybody!!! (ehh, i got nothin') :fierce:
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2011
     
    I hope that, as Jack heard the news about the tsunami warning for the California coast, that just for a split second, he thought, "Serves The Beast right for insisting I give her that beach house."
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2011
     
    Wait till the San Andreas finally gives way. Crrrrrak glub,glub. "Pardon, me your Honor? No more alimony payments! A return with interest!" JC hikes up pants, smiles and walks away into the sunset with Jen on arm and fans crying in Bristol.
    "Sorry, minions, Tours over". Tilts head back and struts on.
    Accordian music plays "Thanks for the Memories" to 21 tippity tap tap salute.
    :bigsmile:
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    Today, I found that my Google Chrome has, included in my bookmark toolbar, the google search page for the term "paste man".

    I did not save this.
    :shocked:
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2011
     
    Miss Thing is sick again! That high school is a germ factory. She never got sick like this before--not since kindergarten!
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      CommentAuthorcassbtt
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2011
     
    I have had a life-long finger biting habit. For two weeks I did absolutely none, though, and was very happy. Then, tonight, I watched Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm", and I chewed my fingers to the bone. Sigh. I guess I start "non-chewing" anew tomorrow.
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2011
     
    O'k non believers in electricity demons; my TV has blown a transitor!
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      CommentAuthorCPDolly
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2011
     
    Mmmmmmmm, company...
    I want a gas mask, and I'll have it, no matter what.
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2011 edited
     
    BORE BEES AND TERMITES AT BEACH. 478.00usd
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      CommentAuthorPaute
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2011
     
    Why monday WHY?? ... I need the weekend!
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    Donkeys for sale
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      CommentAuthorCPDolly
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2011
     
    NOW THINGS ARE GETTING INTERESTING.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2011
     
    I shouldn't have to ask Mr. Thing if I can go to England. If he loved me, he'd do everything he could to make it work.

    Just sayin'...
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      CommentAuthorPerriMouse
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2011
     
    Hmmm, baked cheetos.


    Not bad.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2011
     
    I'm almost done with these strawberries.
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      CommentAuthorCPDolly
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2011
     
    And that's one of the reasons why I can't sleep. Apart from dreaming with the weirdest things, like an angelical race through the South Pole's sewers (I guess it was the South Pole... the angels were wearing tuxedos, they looked like.. fucking penguins...).
  5.  
    Perri's back?
    Remember the days when she used to stalk the forum anonymously day and night?
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2011
     
    My shoulder hurts.
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      CommentAuthorPerriMouse
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2011
     
    An old boyfriend contacted me... should I meet him for lunch or stay away? Question of the day.
    :shocked:
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      CommentAuthorPerriMouse
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2011
     
    Must start stalking this forum, quietly...
    Don't

    let

    anyone know

    I'm

    Heeeerrreee
    :devil:
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    *chills*
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    My BFF came back after nine and a half months overseas! Oh happy day
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      CommentAuthorCPDolly
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2011
     
    One night on.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2011
     
    I made a parrot scream today, just by looking at it.
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      CommentAuthorcassbtt
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2011
     
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2011
     
    It snowed here earlier, but it didn't stick.
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      CommentAuthorPerriMouse
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2011
     
    Warm, sunny and 68 degrees.
    Just lovely.
    I am not looking forward to the snow tomorrow.
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    "Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness - give me truth"
    — Henry David Thoreau
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2011
     
    Damn it= down. Ungratful brat I must be .
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2011
     
    Reading my grandmother's diaries is about as exciting as sorting a box of toothpicks.
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      CommentAuthorCPDolly
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2011
     
    Boyfriend gave me a Rolling Stones LP
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
     
    The first daffodil is just starting to open, and already I'm waking up with a stuffy nose, eyes nearly glued shut, and there's a constant wheezing in my chest.

    This isn't going to be a good allergy season.
  9.  
    We are having our house painted
    Big mess
    Paint fumes
    Thank god I'm in school for over 12 hours a day...
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      CommentAuthorcassbtt
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2011
     
    Ant invasion! Ant invasion! It's still pretty cold here, but a lot of black anties are getting into my house. Basement. Bathroom. Bedroom. A few in the kitchen. Oddly, about one-quarter of them are dead, either having frozen to death or frozen in fear at either/all of my cats peering down at them. I practically have to walk around carrying a tissue so I can "dab" them, sometimes a couple at a time. Strange little guys, just marching across the rug, a few yards from any corner or vent. Or marching up or down the walls, several feet from any seam or crack. Hard to figure. Damn ants. One crawling across my knuckle this morning, as I was typing an email. Weird.
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      CommentAuthorPerriMouse
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2011
     
    I've really got to change things up in my life.
    Dull
    Dull
    Dull
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
     
    Life was once fun.
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      CommentAuthorPerriMouse
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
     
    I am filled with a deep despair...

    Is it the constant snowy weather?
    Is it because I currently hate my job?
    Maybe it's because I've been barraged with negative comments from my husband that is starting to tear down at my confidence?

    It could be that once you combine everything, one simply cannot hold their head above the CRAP we call living?

    :middlefinger:
    FUCK!!!
    :middlefinger:
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
     
    Cass, are they carpenter ants? If you can see them, that means you've got a serious infestation.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
     
    I moved my birdfeeders to give the lawn a rest (you can see the bare spots in my back yard on Google Earth!), and some of the birds are SO confused! They fly into the space where the feeders were, pull up short, perch on the nearest branch, and look around. So today I made a trail of seed from the old sites to the new ones. Seems to be helping, but some of the birds are still confused. I think these are migrants coming back from down south. Of course, the chickadees were the first to find the new locations.
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      CommentAuthorcassbtt
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011
     
    Sigh. In my decrepit financial condition, I was at least awaiting a tax refund. The Tax Man had already sent the assessment, which they do prior to sending the refund, proving they were okay with the calculations.

    That was six weeks ago.

    I couldn't figure out what the delay was all about, so I called them.

    It turns out they're withholding it because they "claim" I hadn't reported a quarterly tax payment in 2008. Like, they'd never complained about it before!

    So I had to send them bank teller stamped proof (which I had) of a $460 payment on Sep-30-08 as well as my paperwork on the quarterly tax report. Now, they'll take as long as they "need" to figure out whether or not to send me my refund for 2010.

    This, after collecting interest on my $460 for 2+ years.

    Tax Men. My "favourite".

    Meanwhile, my fridge shelves sit empty. Boo hoo. (don't know how to do those avatars)
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      CommentAuthorcassbtt
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011
     
    Cass, are they carpenter ants?

    I haven't heard any sawing or drilling. Just sluggish ants. And
    lots of deadies. Like they're falling from the sky/ceiling.

    Anyway, you spooked me enough to research "carpenter ants" on
    Wiki. I especially liked the segment about "exploding ants".

    I don't see why they'd be walking across a rug, 15 feet from any
    wall, if they're looking for wood to "carpenterize".
    Nonetheless, I do hope I don't have the "exploding" type!

    I figure they're from outside and have just decided to invade the
    house for food -- not knowing I've been profoundly underemployed
    for 8 months and have no food to share with them, and that I have
    3 carnivores living in here with me. Every summer I have major
    anthills in the yards, as well as rose bushes (from the previous
    owner) in two locations around the outside walls.

    I'll cross my fingers and hope they're not carpenter or exploding
    ants. While I may risk antagonizing the squirrels, maybe I'll
    start sleeping out in a tent in the middle of the backyard just
    to be sure!

    I'll just wait for the temp to go up a few degrees first.
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011
     
    I had carpender bees trying to eat up my cedar house; boring perfect little holes
    laying eggs that soon hatched to bore into interior walls. "What is that a bee buzzing bout my head in the middle of the night???".
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011
     
    Aw baloney! Sorry Lozzy!!!
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    Gawd

    Painting the house and cleaning it up and repositioning everything and organizing things is HARD

    I'm exhausted and I haven't even gotten around to the mountain of schoolwork I have piling up!

    Sigh...... At least my stomach flu seems to have disappeared. Thank god for that.

    Worst weekend ever
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2011
     
    If they're carpenter ants, you'll know. Look for sawdust inside and outside your house. If you find it, call the exterminator! Your homeowners insurance, if you have any, doesn't cover damage caused by carpenter ants, and I had a friend who had a major beam collapse in his house, requiring major construction work to three rooms.

    Now

    NON-SEQUITUR!