Friday Apr 27, 2007

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I had never heard of Gwen Guthrie before I stumbled across this video on YouTube. I was looking for covers of "(They Long To Be) Close To You," a Burt Bacharach tune made famous by The Carpenters. I found this wonderful, seemingly forgotten gem, an R&B-style interpretation of the classic hit. I have since heard that this is Mr. Bacharach's favorite version of the song.

I really like this lady's voice. Sadly, she died of uterine cancer in 1999.



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Another recent discovery on YouTube (where I have been spending time lately looking for songs I like) is this...
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niobe:

The Cranberries cover that song. It's beautiful! I found it on iTunes! smile

noctua:

Thought you might be interested in this link: Link t-shirt

Friday Feb 16, 2007

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In a couple of weeks, I'll be going grey. I have been checking back here from time to time, looking around the boards and groups, and I have to say that I don't think I'll miss this place. I'll miss my friends, definitely, but I've already exchanged email addresses with some of you and have invited you to visit my...
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marginwalker2002:

Ooof. Sorry to hear school is such a pain right now. That's a hell of a thing to overcome sometimes. But, like you said, you have MollyMolly to help you out. Take that friendship and let it help.

I hope you're doing better soon. Hang in there.

gilby:

Did you ever play that game Okami for PS2? I think you might like it. It reminds me of Zelda in many ways.

Saturday Feb 10, 2007

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Friends, please check your Friends Threads. I have left a message for you.
l7rules:

Hey hows it goin??? ok friends thread check biggrin biggrin

Wednesday Feb 07, 2007

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So I saw my psychiatrist tonight. I've been feeling pretty depressed since I stopped the Wellbutrin (an antidepressant). Also, my panic attacks have increased both in frequency and intensity. Things aren't looking good in that department. However, I am determined to get through this without medication. My psychiatrist seemed skeptical at first and couldn't understand why I would elect to go through...
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phrogg:

I can empathise on two levels. During my college years I was in recovery from Major Depression and substance abuse, and for the dual reason of this and of finances, there were times I just had to stay out of school and work for a while. Whatever decision you make, perhaps your mom's reaction won't be as negative as you think. I mean, doesn't she know what you have to deal with?

I took several courses toward the MCSE certification, but first I had to complete A+ and Network+ certs. I was seriously lost at first in A+ but eventually things began to fall in place for me and I ended up with a high percentile score. I'm sure this is more basic than the Architecture course, but maybe analogous. Give it some time and I'm sure you'll make the right choice. kiss

marginwalker2002:

Good luck and be strong. You know where I am if you need to talk anything out.

Thursday Feb 01, 2007

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I'm back now. At first, I really missed this place a lot, but that was because of all the attention I was getting with that icky persona I was developing. No more of that. That's not me. I want to be myself, even if it means people don't talk to me as much. That's what it's like for me in...
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sticks:

Welcome back!

Animal Crossing has been usurped in the Funster household, as I have Viva Pinata on the 360 now. Imagine the gardening & bug collecting on AC writ large, and you get the general idea. It's annoyingly cute and just as addictive in its "ongoing maintenance" gameplay. I grew a poppy the other day and was probably way too pleased about it than a 30 year old married man should be. biggrin

Although, I do have a wifi dongle for my Wii, I could always get AC:WW back and start another town. I never got on with it too well after I kept getting visits from that pushy salesman. Does he ever go away?

sticks:

I didn't know you could avoid him. blush