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Well, shit. I just typed a long entry about two multi-national/cultural weddings, getting caught up in the Dallas freeway shooting rampage, and my sincere remorse about not being on the site more often, and it got lost. Damn internets. I'll try again later. Hopefully later will be within the next month, although the way things have been going, you never know. Dammitdammitdammit!!!
spirit_bear:
I hate when that happens.

Hows life been?

First nations is finally becoming more active
^_^
abra:
what was it that mae west said? why don't you come up sometime, see me?
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Lord have mercy, it's been a whirlwind. I don't have time for a proper update, but I'm itching to write one, so here's hoping I can make good on that desire. For now, though, some highlights:

* I'm now the Assistant Director of the Composition Program at my university. I get two quarters off from teaching so that I can oversee...
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argene:
Congratulations!
abra:
how's november treating you?
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I'm going to Scotland in December for my dad's wedding. Woo hoo! Anyone been? Recommendations for what to do and see? We'll be in Edinburgh.
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aristophanes:
I was in Edinburgh a few years back. Definitely eat from the fudge shop on High Street, kind of across from the John Knox house assuming it's still there (I don't know why it woulnd't be.) Also World's End pub makes very good haggis. And if you like graveyards there was a neat old one... It was either called Blackfriars or Greyfriars, I forget. It has old tombstones with actual skull-and-crossbones designes on them.
maligne:
I was there in June! Its awesome! Everyones real nice! oHH IM SOOOO JEALOUS!!!! miao!!
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I never think far enough ahead. My labret and my desire to start playing flute again aren't compatible.

Dammit.

It'll still work. I just have to get used to taking my jewelry out and putting it back in.
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l_f:
But... Can you eat ice cream? confused

Be careful with the truck, otherwise! shocked

tongue


Hey! Photos of piercings, anyone? wink
spirit_bear:
Yay,
I've been posting a lot and trying to get people to post so you better help *winkwink*
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I promise I haven't been thinking morbidly lately:

I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, how I want to die:

I want to row out to sea.
I want to wade into the surf, climb into my shell, and hang my legs over the sides while I look squarely upon the land, up close, for the last time.

Then I want to pull...
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The school year is finally over. Here are some of the highlights, which will hopefully give a sense of why I haven't been around as much as I'd like:

*Parents divorced
*Physical therapy 2x per week for knees
*Lots of dental work
*Partner got a new, better job (yay!)
*Several visits to orthopedic surgeon for evaluations and cortisone shots
*Knees still don't...
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spirit_bear:
come back. seriously have no life like me so we can talk more and make first nations our group again ^_^
throttlebitch:
San Francisco Pride is awesome. I've lost count of my Prides at this point, but none compare to SF. It's a whole different experience. If you ever have the opportunity, you should try it sometime.

Good luck with all that's on your plate. It's funny how just when you think you've got it all figured out life throws you a whole new set of grown up issues. But boobiez help break up the obligations of daily life.
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Three more weeks until summer. I won't be teaching, so I won't have any income, but that seems like a fair trade off at this point. I need a break!
spirit_bear:
psssht
n00b

^_^

So First nations is uber slow per usual I want to make a thread and just say something controversial but I just joined the site again and don't really remember anyone on there but you so I don't want to get booted. ^_^
What do you think??

Oh and it seems like we haven't talked in forever so um stop being a hater
spirit_bear:
Ok seriously get on SG and talk to me n00b
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Well . . . I'm 29. Yawn.

My parents sent me some money for my b-day, which I used to buy a new hard-drive, which got my computer up and running. Now I can look at nekkid girls again! I'm sure that's just what the 'rents had in mind. biggrin

Thanks for the happy birthday wishes, y'all. It was quite a nice surprise. smile
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argene:
Ah, I'd love to go to a forest like that! I'm still looking for a part time job
( and still freelance writing). Hopefully I'll get into the summer grad program in Charleston I'm applyiing to.
l_f:
Oooh! Happy belated birthday! kiss
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The United States government has finally formally apologized to Native Americans. You know, for all that "historic mistreatment." I would have preferred they read out a whole list of specific things they were apologizing for ("Sorry about the genocide, the smallpox, the boarding schools, broken treaty A, broken treaty B, broken treaty C . . . broken treaty ZZZ, and not recognizing tribal autonomy. Oh, and sorry that...
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vegemite:
Happy birthday!
mollymolly:
Shoot.... I didn't log in yesterday, and missed wishing you a happy birthday on your birthday. blackeyed

Well, I hope that you had a wonderful birthday, and happy birthday in advance for next time! wink

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Knee update (because I know you're all riveted):

Well, I got bad news from the orthopedic surgeon, then some not-as-bad-but-still-not-good news from the physical therapist. The ortho found a structural problem with the way my leg is built that is helping pull my kneecap out of alignment. There's a surgery to correct it called lateral release . . . they go in and chop a tendon...
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mollymolly:
Wow... I'm glad that all I have to deal with is a knee that aches in bad weather sometimes. shocked


As for Valentine's Day, I don't celebrate it in any specific/commercialized way. In fact, this year, we ended up just napping together for the afternoon/evening. blush

When I was little, though, I used to love making Valentine's Day card boxes in school each year, and exchanging cards (even if they were often just generic, mass-produced, cartoon-character-branded ones from the grocery store). I always made the most elaborately customized boxes, with things like blinking LEDs (hot stuff for the early '80s). blush I would also sometimes put encoded messages on peoples' cards, because I was weird that way. I only ever received two really special (i.e., not the generic, must-give-everyone-in-the-class-one) cards: One from a very quiet girl in sixth grade who had a crush on me, I think; and one from a guy in that same class who was apparently impressed by my computer skills (or so he wrote on the card). blush I actually kept those two cards for years; I think that I still have them, somewhere....
nonfcomm:
Sorry to hear about further knee troubles. Have you started PT yet?
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Knee update: Well, it seems that my previous doctors were jackasses. When I gave the ever-so-exciting history of my knee to my doctor, she was horrified that more hadn't been done. Short version of history--I have a condition where my kneecap does not follow its usual track but, instead, kinda goes around it and shreds mucho cartilage during the process. Common problem in female...
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nonfcomm:
I had x-rays, but I'm going to try another orthopedist-one my GP recommended this time (haven't been doing anything, even running in more than 6 months). I've had other things that have kept me off the trails, but I am going to get back on things soon.

The dog is a shih-tzu mix.
aristophanes:
Sorry to hear about your knee... I remember before Steve Irwin died, he did a show all about his getting knee surgery thanks to all the injuries he'd sustained over the years hiking etc. It was interesting to watch (but then again I like watching surgery much more than the average person...) What they did to him was snip away the chewed-up cartilage and tissue, so that it was all nice and smooth again and, I guess, that makes it easier for injuries to heal. Maybe they'll do something similar on you.
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I can bend my knee!!

This makes me happy because it would only bend a couple of inches for most of the day. It was just like that when I woke up. Some swelling, but nothing major. Some pain in the MCL area, but nothing major. Kneecap a little off kilter, but not much more than usual. I could walk and stand around with no...
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hephaestos:
yeah, the one thing i'll say i manned up on was setting up a blind rappel off a full pitch. it was the first time i'd ever done that. we're not talking first time outside the gym but first time ever ever. the way the pitch was set up i couldn't see if i'd gotten the ends even or anything, and due to highway noise i couldn't even hear the belayer; i just had to set it and go slower than i would have otherwise.
i manned up simply because i did something somewhat stupid but managed to do it right the first time even despite being very nervous about it, maybe?
tymelesseq:
actually feel a lot better thanks though smile

glad your knee is feeling better.

Oh and boobs make me feel a lot better too when i look at them or touch them smile