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|Monday, May 13th, 2013|
|Happy Mother's Day....
to all the mom's on my 'friends' list. You guys are the best. I wanted to share the poem my 12 year old daughter wrote for me today:
I love you mom,
more than words could say
you help me out, day by day
you guide me to who I'm supposed to be
while still letting my opinions be free
you really teach me how to fight
how to shine, in my own light
I love you more than words could say
because our love, will never fray
and sometimes I might seem embarrassed by you
But I really love you, I really do
I love you more than words could say
So I wrote this down to tell you
..happy Mother's Day
*sniff* Current Mood: loved
|Monday, November 19th, 2012|
|I survived a superstorm
Wow Live Journal! It's been ages since I've been here. Had some friends asking about me so I thought a send a post and revist my old stomping grounds.
Novemember 18th, and I finally have power! And cable! And heat! And I can move out of my mom's house!!!! My area of Long Island was hit pretty hard by the storm..I live right by a marina on the southern most part of Seaford (SEAford, very appropriate). Most of the houses were destroyed and many lost there boats. I wish the person whose boat in still on my lawn would come and claim it.
Before you feel too sorry for me.....I was actually on a cruise when the storm hit. On Oct. 27th, I boarded the lovely Princess Caribbean destined for Bermuda. Alas, not to be. The Captain, deciding to be safe rather than sorrry, went north from to NY headed to Halifax. We arrived in Canada a few days later to be told the Canadians didn't want us (go figure) OK, quick U-turn to Boston, where we spent the next three days. Turns out, our port in Brooklyn was washed away, along with many passanger's cars(not mine). Stuck on cruise a few extra days(I know, how awful) and finally returned to port in Manhattan.
I came back to my place four days after Sandy hit. Place looks pretty sad and I was freezing for days, but still luckier than most. I was also happy to hear my LJ friend from Staten Island was OK.
Thanks for all the emails from concerned friends. All's well now. Shout out to my FOFF girls(you know who you are). Think about you all the time and miss you like crazy. Will try to spend more time on LJ to keep in touch.
Ciao Current Mood: relieved
|Saturday, November 29th, 2008|
|I survived a computer virus...
OK, so more like 75 computer viruses*sigh*. Don't know how the little suckers got in, but one quick call to my Geek Squad guy and two weeks in the shop, and we're good as new. I didn't know what to do with myself for the two weeks. I actually found myself doing things like paying bills and doing laundry and vacuuming, going outside,washing my hair, feeding my dog...Sheesh, glad that's over!
Hope everyone had a good holiday. I'm going to try to catch up on LJ posts and finish watching TTT on TV. BTW, my computer guy was very impressed with my office full of LOTR stuff. He was like 'wow, your kids are really into LOTR' and I'm like, 'um...yeah...my kids....sure'*snort* Current Mood: relieved
|Friday, October 3rd, 2008|
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|Friday, July 11th, 2008|
Very cool fan-made video I just came across on youtube. She does a beautiful job of matching the scenes to fit the lyrics. Wish I knew how to post videos here. Oh well, I can link it as least. Enjoy! Current Mood: impressed
|Wednesday, May 28th, 2008|
...to my dear friend and FOFF sister Celebrian. Looking forward to seeing you later this year! Meanwhile, have a wonderful birthday :-* Current Mood: happy
|Sunday, May 11th, 2008|
|Happy Birthday Yeuxdebleu!
To my wonderful FOFF sister with lots of love. May your birthday be as special as you are. :-* Current Mood: giddy
|Monday, April 14th, 2008|
|Happy Birthday to frolijah_fan_54!
I'm not as talented as others as making pretty birthday graphics, but I wanted to wish you a very happy birthday. It was so lovely to meet you at the DZ premiere. Hope we can meet again soon! Enjoy your day :) Current Mood: giddy
|Sunday, March 30th, 2008|
|Happy Birthday katydid!!!
A very Happy Birthday to my FOFF sister, the lovey and charming katydid! Have a most wonderful day! You deserve it :-) Current Mood: cheerful
|Thursday, January 17th, 2008|
|Sunday, December 30th, 2007|
I've been thinking about the coming year and how great it would be to get together with my FOFF sisters again. We missed doing this last year.....everyone was so busy and we just couldn't plan it. In August of 2006, we stayed at a lovely hotel in Des Moines, Iowa. I certainly wouln't mind going there again. Maybe seeing more of the city this time. What does everyone else think? Maybe we can have more of our 'sisters' join us. I'm sending this to all of my flist. I would love to meet all of you :-) Maybe in the summer? Let's discuss. Current Mood: hopeful
|Sunday, November 4th, 2007|
|Tuesday, October 16th, 2007|
|Thursday, October 4th, 2007|
|Books and more books
I've been doing a lot of reading lately and wanted to put some book recommendations out there. Most are on the best seller list. None are what I would call 'light' reading, but all are wonderful: Current Mood: contemplative
Water for elephants by Sara Gruen
Probably the lightest read of the bunch. About a circus duing the depression. Just great storytelling.
Peony in Love by Lisa See
In the spirit of 'The Joy Luck Club'. An ancient chinese ghost story. I loved this one. Her 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan' is great too.
Three cups of Tea by David Oliver Relin
A few years ago, I read an article about an American man who was building schools for girls in the Middle East. I was so moved by his courage and generosity that I became a sponsor for his Central Asia Institute. This book is his story.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
'The Kite Runner' author's second novel. An inside look at life for a woman in a third-world country.
A Long Way Gone by Ishamael Beah
A true story about a boy soldier in Sierra Leone. Very intense and heart-wrenching
Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende
A women's story of her life and adventure in 16th century Spain. Brutal and graphic with a very memorable main character. Loved this one.
Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell
A modern story of a young man and his very dysfunctional family in a coal-mining town. The main character reminds me of Holden Caulfield. The story is a great mix of raw intensity and dark humor. I could read it over and over again.
What the hell, I'll add a movie recommendation as well:
Eastern Promises starring Viggo Mortenson and Naomi Watts
You might remember that Viggo was in England filming this the same time Elijah was filming Oxford Murders. This is a great movie. Viggo gives a memorable performance as a member of the Russian mob who is more complex then he seems. Naomi Watts is great too as a midwife who crosses paths with the mob. I won't say too much in case I give spoilers away.
Wow, I didn't realize how much I read this month. Feel free to debate my choices or better yet, let me know what you're reading. Would love to pick up something new.
|Friday, September 14th, 2007|
|Happy Birthday Chowling!!
I'm poking my head into LJ land to wish my FOFF sister a very Happy Birthday! Have fun, but behave yourself (oh wait, I forgot who I was talking to :D) Just have fun! Sending hugs and kisses across the country :-* Current Mood: happy
|Sunday, August 19th, 2007|
|Friday, July 6th, 2007|
We had a big storm in our area two nights ago, hail and everything, and I lost power in my house for two hours. No big deal, expect that when the power came back on, my computer stayed dead. I tried everything I could think of, disconnecting and reconnecting cords, rebooting, you name it. So today, after suffering terrible withdrawel symtoms, I decided to take my poor baby to the computer geeks at CompUSA. The only one I knew of on Long Island was about an hour away, so I loaded my computer in the car(heavy sucker) and drove to the store only to find out it went out of business. Next stop was a little media center I knew of a few towns over. I drove there and got to the store 2 minutes after it closed. Well, this is a sad story but it has a happy ending; I figured, what the hell, I'll drag it back into the house and set it up. Lo and behold, it worked fine.
I think the moral of the story is I'm way too dependent, emotionally and otherwise, on my computer :-)
Oh, and borrowed from jdsmylover, because it seemed like a fun idea:Ask me anythingAsk me anything, up to three questions. They can be generic questions about food I like to eat, or something deep and dark about my sexual past, or anything in between. Whatever you want, ask it here. I will answer every question truthfully
What fun! Let the totally inappropriate questions begin! Current Mood: relieved
|Friday, June 8th, 2007|