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The real question is...

19:52 Jun 30 2009
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...have we mourned enough yet to start back in with the Michael Jackson jokes?


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ThothLestat
ThothLestat
20:01 Jun 30 2009

I never stopped.





NightBlossom
NightBlossom
20:25 Jun 30 2009

Start back? Who stopped? I've been hearing em since they popped it all over the tv.





atyourwindow
atyourwindow
00:14 Jul 01 2009

rumor has it that the cause of his heart attack , he was watching jon and kate plus 8.....what a way to go lol





Vampirewitch39
Vampirewitch39
17:52 Jul 01 2009

I was thinking just last night if Neverland will be the new Graceland? God I hope not.





 

The sadness and reality...

06:25 Jun 30 2009
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...Jimi Hendrix died in a pool of his own vomit.


Any idea how much you have to puke to fill a pool?


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Morrigon
Morrigon
15:07 Jun 30 2009

heh heh, ohhh lord...





 

Eggshells...

14:43 Jun 29 2009
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...sometimes I feel that is what I'm walking on everywhere in my life. Even here.


I've tried to be insensitive and just not care about how people feel but I can't do it.


So I constantly hold back from saying or doing things that I know might hurt or upset others, even if it stops me from... feeling better, being happy, making improvements in my life... whatever.


I'm still figuring out how to balance this...


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voodoochile
voodoochile
17:57 Jun 29 2009

I have a mallet you can use to smash those shells up good...no? Bummer ~trots off to smash shells~





Joli
Joli
19:55 Jun 29 2009

There is also the concept of acting according to our natures. Would you have me be insensitive? No, of course not. You are put together the way you are and it is beautiful. Living in a world populated with other people hurts, plain and simple...but when it is beautiful, that beauty can almost hurt, too.



But it's worth it (in my ne'er humble opinion) to act according to our hearts, regardless of the pain...because of the beauty that waits. And all these things are already known to you; except that you hurt.





eMetiB226
eMetiB226
21:01 Jun 30 2009

I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. I don't know if it will help, but when I feel myself about to say something, I analyze "Would my comment help anyone other than myself?" and if the answer is no, then I try my best not to say it. I will make myself feel selfish if I really, really want to say it.



The gray area lies in the fact that sometimes in doing this only you can edge toward being a "people pleaser", which helps no one. Sometimes you're just going to upset or hurt people or make then angry, period. :)





 

Oh yeah.... and....

04:16 Jun 29 2009
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...this was a trying weekend and the scotch is going down like candy.


I can't be responsible for what I say from here on out...


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Xzavier
Xzavier
04:32 Jun 29 2009

Scotch is our only way to experience Heaven without dying :) Well Scotch and sex..and chocolate.





LadyxDarkxRayne
LadyxDarkxRayne
04:35 Jun 29 2009

Yes it is always nice when it goes down like that., Yes Xzavierwe must have all of those 3 Sex, Scotch and Chocate , of course not in that order, but well ya know. ;}





 

PRIVATE ENTRY

22:24 Jun 25 2009
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• • • • PRIVATE JOURNAL ENTRY • • • •


 

Why I can't give up my D40X...

19:25 Jun 25 2009
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...I'm jonesin' to get a D90, but if I did I would absolutely not take it out into a storm just to see if I can get pictures of lightning.


I figure the D40X has grown gills at this point...


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Tummy rumbles...

18:52 Jun 25 2009
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..I shouldn't comment in journals when I'm having lunch...


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Kismets are too short....

19:38 Jun 24 2009
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...and I'm not sorry for any 6's I've given over the years. 6 isn't a bad rate. It's slightly above average.


It's like the brunch of rates...


"It's not quite breakfast, it's not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end. You don't get completely what you would at breakfast, but you get a good meal!"


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ladySnowStrixx
ladySnowStrixx
19:55 Jun 24 2009

I like that , it sounds really nice .





 

College?

19:53 Jun 23 2009
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Pondering my college education today... how much did it really help me get to where I am?


When I was graduating from high school everyone advised going right into college... "If you don't go now while you're still adjusted to being in school every day, in a few years time you won't want to go!"


So I went.


Today I think back and wonder if that was the right direction. Maybe I needed to spend some time getting to know life before spending more time in school. Maybe travelling back then with less responsibility... trying different jobs... living other places... I lost that opportunity and honestly I could probably go to college now and learn just fine. It's not like I need to be in any kind of mental adjustment to it...


I don't know... sometimes I think colleges pay into public education and part of their marketing plan is to have the schools "sell" going to college... I realize it's value. I wouldn't give up the degree I've earned and it's made me a better, more educated person... but...


...was it necessary to go then as opposed to waiting?


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Morrigon
Morrigon
19:57 Jun 23 2009

Life is right in any case.





 

New directions...

03:03 Jun 21 2009
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...so last year I decided on Father's Day I wanted to spend the day WITH my kids. Just us. I was in the middle of extended trips to Kentucky so have the chance to spend a lot of time with them was awesome.


And really, I play golf so infrequently these days, what is the difference if I don't play one more day?


Despite the fact I haven't travelled since February, tomorrow will be more of the same. The middle child asked to go to the science museum (www.sciencebuff.org) which suits me just fine. Looking up their hours for tomorrow I discovered the "Body Works" exhibit will be at the museum starting July 9th.


I've been wanting to see this exhibit for a long time - this is its first stop in Buffalo. Awesomeness abounds and I probably wouldn't have even realized it was going to be here if my son didn't ask to go to the museum.


All because he wants to see the Mummy. Heh.


So, tomorrow will be a good day. :)


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LoveXStarr
LoveXStarr
03:09 Jun 21 2009

The bodies exhibit? I think I might've seen that with my Anatomy and Physiology class a few years ago.



After looking at the pictures, I am certain that is what I saw. It is simply amazing. You will want to spend at least an hour looking at and reading the explanations below the items.



You are lucky. :)





CarnelianMyst
CarnelianMyst
03:14 Jun 21 2009

Happy Father's day..hope yours is a great one.





cherryblossom
cherryblossom
21:01 Jun 22 2009

I hope it was a wonderful Fathers day for you!!





ToiletDuc
ToiletDuc
05:55 Jun 29 2009

Body works is amazing. It's almost surreal.





 

WOOT!

21:52 Jun 19 2009
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Got my new Blackjack II. I'm stoked to have a new phone. The first one is getting a bit beat up and the batteries only give me about 20-30 minutes of talk time... Loved my first one though - a real road-warrior, especially when not in America.


Let's face it, AT&T wireless is just as good as Verizon, which is just as good as Sprint/Nextel... etc... they all have their pros & cons, strong signal areas and weak signal areas... but the rest of the world is basically on the GSM standard and their cellular infrastructures blow America's away...


I did work at a hospital in Montreal and had to work in the lower level basement... basically, two stories below ground in a concrete foundation.


I had four bars of signal everywhere I went on Rogers network.


In Australia, it didn't matter where I was. I never had less than 3 bars...


I go into my local grocery store on the edge of the I-90, with a cell tower visible from their parking lot... I'm lucky to get 1 bar, if any.


So I refuse to blame the phone. It was a trusty companion for almost three years of travel. But, it's day is done. On with the new!


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Trying to heed the advice...

20:52 Jun 17 2009
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...Morri says I need less coffee and more good stuff in my diet.


So I'm trying this fruit drink she enjoys... it's all natural.. very tasty.


But the consistency is... like... drinking latex paint. I think it actually coats the glass better than paint would.


It is tasty though.


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ThothLestat
ThothLestat
21:18 Jun 17 2009

what the hell are you drinking, poi?





Joli
Joli
22:03 Jun 17 2009

It probably needs to be cut with rum.





KCRC
KCRC
22:15 Jun 18 2009

MMMM Paint!



I think Benjamin Moore tastes better than Sherwin Williams!





birra
birra
15:46 Jun 19 2009

Uhh... were you the kid who would eat paint chips by the side of the house?





NocturnalMistress
NocturnalMistress
03:11 Jun 20 2009

... but coffee is sooo good o.0



and "the consistency of paint"... that's a scary thought....





 

Writer's block?

05:49 Jun 13 2009
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Maybe I've just lost the ability to say the things I want to say in a form that resembles poetry more than just out right complaining...


...my creativity is a bit lost these days behind the daily tasks and necessities...


...I'm hoping I get past this sooner than later.


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Morrigon
Morrigon
19:13 Jun 13 2009

Yet your touch inspires and your smile speaks more than words ever could.





 

Good times.

01:22 Jun 07 2009
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I got to spend my Saturday afternoon hanging out with cute, undressed chicks in the sun… I figured I’d take some pictures and share them here.

















And we had an unexpected guest run through…









All in a day’s work.


The chicks were actually part of helping my daughter with her homework for the weekend. It’s the end of their “stick eggs in a warm tank and see what happens” science module. And apparently, at least 4 or 5 of these buggers are coming home with her permanently when they’re done.


So… I have to build a coop.


Yay.


She has already given them all cute names like Millie, Fluffy, Snowball, Buddy… etc… foregoing my suggestions of… Fajita, Cordon Bleu and Quesadilla…

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sahahria
sahahria
01:28 Jun 07 2009

:-O



NEKKED all of them were NEKKED!!!! HOW COULD YOU?!





imagesinwords
imagesinwords
01:31 Jun 07 2009

LOL... this is what a great journal entry looks and reads like :)





NightBlossom
NightBlossom
01:34 Jun 07 2009

See if she'll go for alfredo.





NocturnalMistress
NocturnalMistress
01:45 Jun 07 2009

awwwwwesome!!! :)





MysticalChild
MysticalChild
02:17 Jun 07 2009

at least put some thongs and bras with big @s on those chickies!

cute photos ;]

i almost didn't click to read this, but i figured "hey, chicks are coo"






Vampirewitch39
Vampirewitch39
02:30 Jun 07 2009

My gods- Coop? Chickens? Deer running in the yard? (BY the way- love the last picture) But with all that.... You are turning into a Kentucky Man!!



*evil laugher*



How about just a plain name like Fry?





ThothLestat
ThothLestat
02:37 Jun 07 2009

dude.

that's false advertising.





Sinora
Sinora
09:47 Jun 07 2009

Awww cute overload lol





KMD
KMD
17:04 Jun 07 2009

Pretty photography.



And haha. Fajita.





Morrigon
Morrigon
19:13 Jun 13 2009

Next time I want to see some naked chicks all over your car.





 

Mmmm... Scotch.

02:18 Jun 04 2009
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What else is there to say other than... if I could talk to life itself I would reassure it that its sense of irony is not lost on me...


...not by a long shot.


Thanks for the unexpected reminders...


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Joli
Joli
22:04 Jun 08 2009

I'm with you. Set up another round.





 

Mmmm... wine.

02:54 Jun 02 2009
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So I go to the local corner liquor store tonight to get wine. All the wine in my house... was gone. As was the scotch, so I got some of that too.


Long story shortened; the store is owned by the elderly Russian man who has had this store there as long as I can remember. I always engage him in some small talk and through his heavy accent I usually find some wisdom or at least entertainment in what he says.


He has an article near his cash register titled, "Five Foods to Keep Your Heart Healthy."


I read the list.


Fish and red wine are in the top 5.


He comments, "That is a good article, yes?"


I said, "Sure is. All stuff that I eat regularly..."


"Yes.. and the wine. Don't forget the wine!"


"Of course - it's the best thing to have with the fish!"


"Yes, at least one glass of a good, dry red wine every day... it will eat up all your cholesterol."


Sage advice from a man who has been in business for over three decades.


Drink your wine!


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KCRC
KCRC
02:43 Jun 03 2009

mmmm Wine!





ToiletDuc
ToiletDuc
05:59 Jun 29 2009

It's really interesting to look at countries like France that have cuisine loaded with things like butter and cream that are villianized in this country, along with lots of wine and seafood, and have some of the lowest statistics on heart disease.





 

Time to remind myself of this...

20:17 Jun 01 2009
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....small changes over long periods of time affect great change.


The continents used to be all grouped together.


The area where I live, in the North East of the United States, that has a national reputation for harsh winters, heavy snow falls and often bitter cold temperatures.... well, 300 million years ago it was just south of the equator and under an ocean.


I have to make small changes to myself every day. To accomplish what I need to accomplish in this lifetime. In the time biology and the cosmic randomness we call life has granted me.


Not 300 million years. But today... in 24 hours. Through tomorrow... 48 hours... for this month... 30 similar days...


...in this lifetime... which is probably half over if not further already.


I have to read back and remember what it was I wanted from all of this sometimes. The road ahead is often muddied with the rains of yesterday. Obscured by the settling clouds of self-doubt and a lack of confidence.


What lies in that shrouding mist? Great peaks to be climbed or a sudden drop off I'm too blinded to see?


What is the best approach? A maddening speed, full throttle ahead to leap the chasm... or will I slam into the wall? Slow and steady to climb the mountain, or will I fall into a pit of failure?


I wish I had the answers. I've always wished I had the answers.


But since I can't see that far ahead anyway.... I think I'll just close my eyes and press on.


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Isis101
Isis101
21:09 Jun 01 2009

So true...and the way you wrote this is like poetry...!





Joli
Joli
23:23 Jun 01 2009

Thank you for reminding me as well.








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