Apr 18, 2008
It has been a dog-awful 6 months. Months I would not have survived without the assistance of brilliant and caring friends...thank you all!
And you know what, darlings, it is still NOT good.
I am blogging politically (turning to more humanitarian and social subjects...) at:
Sassy and weird I promise.
If you ever want to be in direct touch, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Desparately Seeking English Friends
Aug 11, 2007
I was not going to do this but I miss them.
If anyone knows Paul Blake or Debbie with daughter Alice - all who knew Boy George (Lil Alice played the drums at 2) - I miss them and am trying to find them.
No One Will Ever Keep Me Down
Aug 11, 2007
I love a Brit band called Chumbawamba (and many, many, many others but that is yet ANOTHER story.) They speak to me of crossing lines for all the right reasons; just like Diana did once...and others like Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman or Meg Ryan or many others that I may not yet know about. Hugs all round you ladies like me!
I am of that type. I am a 55 year old sort and after 30 years in a business profession I am quitting the whole damned thing and turning back to social services right here in the awful US of A with that Moron in charge. Against our wills - please know that!
So I now have a Blog which is starting to get some attention called - you will like this! - The Pubhouse Dialogues. There I am Arrietty with her sassy Blog "The Velvet Hammer." rofl! Tell me that is not a correct name!
Visit please, mes chers. Also - I need to learn american spanish quickly!!! - any suggestions?
I am leaving insurance for being a computer helpful (administrative? omygoodness) person at an 116 year old charitable organization. I am in frikkin heaven! Even as a Radical Atheist - just like Douglas!!!! I start in about 2 weeks.
I havve been nearly dying from black mold exposure for a solid year but babies, I am back! Check out how sassy I am - <<>>
May 29, 2007
I watch people head for graveyards today with flowers and memories. They are recognizing the heroes of war.
I am missing the peace keepers who are also fallen heroes of mine:
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am missing my lost children and parents:
I am missing my friends dead of complications of Aids.
I am missing my friend dead from suicide.
I am missing my friends dead of hate crimes.
(distantly) Michael Shepard
my friend Criz' lover
I am missing my friend dead of an unexplained accident.
I am remembering
The abused (of any age or sex)
Here is love from me hoping that this last group is not in graveyard by next Memorial day.
Hugs all round,
Outlaws and Spring Buds
Apr 1, 2007
Well, my president sure is an outlaw. He just up and told our Congress and the american people that he didn't have to listen or care or count bodies. He strictly had to get the job done.
Impeachment is on so many people's lips that I used it as my April Fools joke to my spouse. I said, bright-eyed, hellion that I am, "Did you hear about Bush getting impeached this morning?"
...April Fools. Well it made my day. Naughty Zoot.
I am finally recovering from a danged brush with black mold, an evil substance that is actually quite pretty and flowerlike under a microscope. Google it and see.
So since I didn't die and it took 7 month to get *mostly better* (a month longer than 2 weeks of bed rest and full doctoring that a friend of a friend did), I have decided to enjoy what life I have left.
So no more burning trees or ozone, ok?
Mar 23, 2007
Sorry about the long absence. I've been quite ill with black mold exposure and it is just to gross to describe. Well, I did only to my old friends at livejournal who understand me a bit more.
Anyway, I am again healthy enough to want to compute and communicate with the world again. Yeah!
We've had a hard winter and lots of flowing. Once our car floated on the entry toad to the highway. It was frightening. Like suddenly being in a boat. But my husband was trained for emergency situations by the Denver, Colorao police. They are the 2nd best in the world. So I am lucky.
But then, we found out that Mickey, my husband may have only 5 years to live due to bone deterioration and complications. This is a real challenge. We are taking one day at a time and seeking friendhsips to have a few good times with in these few years,
I also decided to quit my job at a place with a patriarchal, racist, unethical man. I just could not do it. So I gave my 2 weeks notice and started filing resumes last Monday. Next Monday, I have 4 (!)hours worth of intertviews!!! Plus the two other placrd that I liked a year ago are possibly still interested. So I feel that things will be for the better.
I am so delighted because any of the three would be closer to home and give hubby and I more time together.
I radically pruned my front persian lilac to make it bush out very thick this year and tall. My tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and narcissi are all ready to bud. Some are pale yellow already. I just love spring and fall! Life shifting like a breath.
Happy Spring, everyone!
Rising like a mist
Jul 14, 2006
Rising like a mist, I come from the dark land of US.
We really need to understand that we are a part of the world and NOT the teacher of all the little people - sheesh! When will this government just get the heck out???
I am so sorry dear friends that I have been so absent. Changes on the job - my co-worker quitting and being replaced and a solid week while she is on vacation doing the work of two...well, darlings, I am - as the Brits might say, knackered. But it is Friday. Freeday! The day when time belongs at least a little to me.
So I came back her. Hugs all round.
We have had the worst summer! Hot, muggy, buggy, humid and on my anniversary (June 22) it rained 10 inches in one hour. We were driving down a RIVER. The car started to float. It was scary, scary, scary. Fortunately, my hubby, Mickey, is a police-trained emergency driver. We never would have made it home otherwise.
Actually, I am networked to my hubby's computer and our desks are literally side by side. I am thinking that this may not be the best for actually using the computer. We end up fighting a bit. We use the computers for such different things. He loves writing and software testing. I love communication and music. Ahh well...
I hope that all of you are well and happy. I hope some time to contribute to the Guide. The entry on my own city is a joke for one. I will let you know when I do anything - lol. It may take a while.
Love to all!
Jun 3, 2006
My life has been utter chaos and also growth. Maybe it is actually hard to separate the two. I've become involved in so many local activist groups that computing time seems minimal. Too minimal, damn it!
Oh, sorry. Profanity. They say that a new amerikkan problem is that way too many of us curse too much and drive like fools and beat or kill our loved ones. What were we thinking? Nothing???
I am an atheist, socialist american who hates the Shrubbery. That Moron. That Fool. That Warmonger. That Guy Who Can Almost Speak English.
Our gas, electric and water are being increased 80% in price. We are the poorest city in the U.S. Gee, thanks! Why not just open up some euthanasia clinics?
(((As you can tell I am nearing another birthday and full of the beans!)))
Sep 10, 2005
I hardly know where to begin. It is starting to look like my best friend in high school (ages 13/14-17/18) was killed in Hurricane Katrina. She was a grade school art school teacher. Her fiance had died suddenly of a brain aneurism in March of 2004 3 months prior to their wedding fay (they had lived together 10 years and were deeply in love...) I am so afraid that she "snapped" and decided to "join" him.) No word for a week...
My duhsident bush has been so insensitive. The latest I heard was that 100 firemen went as volunteers and were flown to Flroida because the paperwork was more important.
More important than people? Thank their homes? Than the dead? Than the split up mothers and children (and fathers)?
What insanity is this?
I have never been so ashamed to be an american. I now believe that fundamentalist xtians are the genuine terrorists on the planet.
I wantg bush impeached. NOW.
Jul 24, 2005
I work long and hard Monday through Friday but of a weekend, I sometimes chat.
If you would care to join me, I currenly use these programs:
ICQ: Arrietty 251-468-412
MSN: Arrietty (email@example.com) In the Chat rooms for MSN, I am Arrietty1952 as an arrietty got there before me.
Other than that I try to come here or go to The Randi Rhodes Message board (as Arrietty)
Randi is the best DJ on Air America Radio, our only free media lol!
I don't have a lot of free time but a dearly enjoy my friends new and old.
Jul 17, 2005
I put this in the Guide area bu mistake too. This was from when I appeared on this board as arrietty42.
The symbol for Geminis is a set of twins. I have a twin here at H2G2 which is also me. Alpha_Cygni, another name for the star Deneb which is one of the brightest stars in the northern sky and part of the Northern Cross. You may have heard of the Southern Cross. It was in keeping with "The Galaxy" theme here.
Later I realized that I wanted my Internet friends to be able to find me. I have been using the name Arrietty on boards (Randi Rhodes Air America Radio message board) and in chat rooms (MSN) for about a year now. So Alpha Cygni and arrietty42 are both me.
As Alpha, I just started up a simple Suite (with frog) at the Hitchhiker's Hotel as a base for a Time search for Douglas. I may just do that all over again. Or I might move in to the room and take over from myself; that could get interesting!
I've also joined a load of clubs and societies today so you may see me in all kinds of places. Here is my current list:
Foundation for Freedom from Faith
Random Quote Guild
Cult of Readers of the Dictionary
Climate Prediction Group
PUDDING - People United in Defence of
Depression, Irritability and Natural
Living Earth Society
In celebration of this confusion, here is what it said on a T shirt that my only sister gave me on my birthday (June 11th):
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
And so am I.
The History of Medicine
Jul 16, 2005
I ended up putting this as a Guide entry thinking I was submitting a joke to a thread (silly me!) but it is really one my favorite pieces and so I share it with you:
The History of Medicine
2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root.
1000 A.D. - That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 A.D. - That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this
1940 A.D. - That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1985 A.D. - That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic
2005 A.D. - That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.
Jul 16, 2005
I just wanted to at least address the awful bombing of London. I lived in London twice and still have ex-relatives and some friends there.
What a terrible thing. My heart goes out to those harmed and maimed and the families, friends and co-workers of the dead.
We lived through 9/11 and you will live through 7/7.
It is so awful that we have people willing to attack innocent people going about their daily lives, harminng no-one. If only they would kill each other - there terrorists and government/military types and leave the rest of us along to live in peace.
I am so sad that this has happened to you. I wish that I could do more to help! My love flies to you. I send you the biggest of cyber hugs.
Jun 28, 2005
Wohooo! I got a job. In the poorest city in the USA during the worst presidency in history. Our city is losing thousands of jobs every month and I got a job.
I feel like I could walk on water if challenged.
Also in this 3rd most racist city in the country, I am the only white person working for a black company. The only one. I am a minority!
I really, really like these people and I believe this will go well.
My country well, we've been screwing up since that moron assumed the (stolen) position. I live in Ohio. Don't you DARE tell me he was elected!
I am distinctly getting the impression that if you are a non-fundy xtian. (I happen to be an American Atheist. Skeptic. Heretic.) And proud of it. Well if you are not one of these brainwashed morons, the message seems to be that you should just line up to be shot.
I don't buy it. I'd like to see their greater number in jail for stealing our civil rights, frankly.
I am not your easy, sugar and spice gal. O no.
Jun 17, 2005
Move and move along lil doggie...
I have an interview for a new job this Monday.
One door closes. Another opens.
This proves it.
Plus a poal of mine on a US board wrote that he had returned from Douglas Adams land! I love that man... So I am trying to tempt him to come here.
Let us all hope that he does!
Jun 11, 2005
Well, looks like life may want me to get moving again. The old job is giving me grief so I think I will get a new one. Cross your fingers for me - I *might* have found one on the internet - let's hope.
I'm just too old now (53) not to be treated like a human with a brain.
I need the basics. LOL
Hugs all round and do stop by the party if you can - free gifts and time traveled clothing on offer. Everything must go. Great food and drink and a live band - Hitch-hiker's Hotel. Suite 42.
Jun 11, 2005
"You say it's your birthday."
Well it is!
I used to share it with my Ma whilst she lived and now share it cross century with Alpha_Cygni.
This also happen to be the birhday of Gene Wilder, Jaques Cousteau and King Kamehameha.
What a weird bunch!
Believe us, we fit!
Oh, and there is a party/happpening in our Presidential Suite 42 at the Hitchhiker's Hotel - so please DO stop by - gifts and goodies galore for any who come.
Hugs all round.
May 8, 2005
My dear hubby and I just saw Finding Neverland with Johnny Depp and Kate Winslett last night. From what I understand, the release was quite delayed so that the new Peter Pan movie dedicated to Dodi Fayed could have singular showing.
It was a fine movie with an exquisite end which I will not ruin for you. Johnny Depp is my favorite actor and the most attractive man in film to me. Quirky and deep.
It has also gotten me interested in doing some research on James Barrie. He sounds like a fascinating writer. I am curious as to his other writings now.
I am an occasionaly writer. I won't bore you with it unless it actually seems good to me. (I am my toughest critic.)
Well, off to explore this site and join some groups...maybe I will see you there.
Gardens of Stone
May 7, 2005
Just saw an amazing movie tonight. Understand that I was born the same year as Douglas (DNA) although three months later... Many of my high school friends went to the Vietnam "war" while I was a Vietnam "war" protester. Rand right into a TV camera while protesting and being (later) tear-gassed. Blew my cover with the parents let me say.
This is an awesome, awesome movie. If you want a clue as to the experience of it, watch this movie. I was snot-nosed crying through the whole last half of it.
Absolutely brilliant work.
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