Sunday, January 23, 2011

ever feel like this?


i am trying to see if this will load on the blog. i am also trying to figure out a way to organize all the images that are on this blog, which is what causes me to feel like this image.

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  1. I do happen to have a book recommendation for this situation - Steve Martin's Pure Drivel, especially the chapter entitled, "The Sledgehammer: How it Works." A quote from the chapter: "In other words, if you're a TV set showing Regis promoting a diet book, and you're in a room with an angry unpublished poet holding a sledgehammer, watch out."

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  2. thank you.
    i knew i could count on some empathy from my pen pals.

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  3. todays "writers almanac" quotes edith wharton's keen words on private frustration
    it's a good site for a daily dose of published poets wielding sledgehammers
    --k

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  4. when i first read that, i thought it said *whiner's almanac.* and i thought -cool- an almanac just for whiners. but, i see that it is writers. therefore, i propose we start the whiner's almanac. pleeeze pleeze pleeze can we pleeze. (i heart coffee)

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  5. All I can do is sit here laughing.
    Yes, by all means, let us transform
    private frustrations into public ones.
    Please pass the chocolate.

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  6. whiner's almanac is already taken. so that is the first thing we have to whine about. and it shows up at this website that won't let you into the whiner's section unless you download a new program and that seems really dangerous. let's whine about how the internet would be a wonderful thing... but for the criminals who use it to make trouble and steal and so on and so forth. this is more of a rant than just whining.

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  7. the british have another word for whining...whinging [am guessing spelling it come from whinge and the first g is soft]...it is like super whining

    i love that word

    could we have a whinging almanac or handbook

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  8. If you two write it, I'll letter it. Yes, whinging is far better than mere whining. Oh, dear, must we join Facebook? Must we?

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  9. yes, i had heard of whinging and i thought of it, but did not know how to spell it. spelling. now there's something to whinge about. and facebook...whingeworthy...i signed up and i have some interesting comments on my *wall*...but, i really haven't figured it out and do not foresee having time to figure it out. let's whinge about time.

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  10. whinge & rant

    that is the name of my new salon
    artists come and whinge and rant
    and if you aren't an artist, you have to sit in the non-artist section.

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  11. Where will the penpals sit? And the bad spellers? And the absurdity experts? And the dreamy badgers, and other imaginary animal friends? And the poets, both published and unpublished? Maybe you need some more catagories? Face it Jean, this blog is a complete and utter mess, not that I am complaining, because I like messes. You're going to need a reference librarian to sort this all out. Wait, where will the librarians sit?

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  12. I am guessing you are going to want to do a placecard for librarians. . .

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  13. ok...this has now become the longest comment thread on the blog. agreed, we need a tabulator/librarian. we also need to remind ourselves that today marks 98 days until the wedding and then i need an additional 99 days to recuperate...so we are nearly 200 days away from the beginning of the new age. the age of organization. something to look forward to, eh?

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  14. Well, with a little luck, only you and I and Katy will notice how long this discussion has gone on, we will manage to divert the Facebookers to their local public library, and the three of us can get back to our studios. Do you need any help with anything on the wedding?

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  15. i probably do. i tried on the shoes with pantyhose and it has been more than a decade, maybe 2, since i wore pantyhose. so my feet are slippery inside the shoes. what do i do? and don't tell me to ditch the pantyhose. i told her i would wear a dress and even when i was young people would make fun of my bare legs. they have not improved. i sincerely hope that the universe has lost interest in this headbanging thread

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  16. Well, I am afraid I am not an expert on pantyhose trouble shooting. Maybe you could just wear a floor length gown? Hopefully you did not give the bride the option of choosing your dress for you. I made it clear from the start that the mother of the bride always gets to choose her own gown, and luckily, my daughter believed me. Oh, and don't be afraid to buy more than one outfit. And a couple of pairs of shoes. And walk in the dang shoes for a whole day sometime before the wedding. Yes, maybe that would help the hosiery problem. Walk a bit. Find an indoor walking area, walk around and practice looking regal.

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  17. floor length is not an option. maybe i can use spray adhesive on the bottom of my feet after the hose are on. more than one outfit? i dunno. that has me wincing.

    i agree about practicing in the shoes, which is why i tried them on...and found out that i've lost the ability to walk in dress shoes.

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  18. there are heel grippers one can put in the heel of shoes...cheap and easy fix...the ones i use are one piece but i cut them in half so as to not interfere with achilles tendon...there are also hose made with nubby bottoms, but not readily available...in my Really foolish days, i used that gum 'cement' cannot remember the name of it but is elastic and sticky...a bit on the bottom of the shoe and foot remains steady...but...it will be the last time you use the hose
    BTW, you have great legs...saw them on the blond wilson boy

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  19. no...i do not have the dress. did i send the photos of the thing i am wearing over the dress?
    it is not the heel, it is the toe part. i am going to try a piece of that rubber mesh shelf liner. the cake ladies use it to keep cakes from sliding around when they deliver cakes. so, it must be wedding-friendly.

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  20. Oh thank goodness, our hosiery expert has arrived. I agree with Katy, I see absolutely nothing wrong with your legs Jean - it's probably the reluctance to bare them in public that you are wrestling with.

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  21. it's hard getting over the nickname *white lightning* (c. 1978) and now that i have posted this to the worldwideweb, i'll probably hear more of it. one time there was an article (profile) in the local paper about me and i referred to myself as an *alphabet-head* and i literally had people rolling down their windows and yelling *Hey, Alphabet-Head* as i drove down the streets. at least i will be an anonymous person on the street at the wedding.

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  22. and I have the last of the truly white legs
    plus
    freckles

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