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Postby xcheck24 » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:01 am

TheMudge wrote:And you can whine if you want to.


mudge knows all about whining ;)
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Postby TinaS1570 » Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:13 pm

i've been trying to limit the whining. LOL I do have good stuff going on. I love my new place, just a bit over whelmed with the unpacking, but it's coming along.

today, i had lunch with a very close friend and met his wife. I hadn't seen my friend for almost 8 years. I was so happy to see him. I hugged him and he whispers "you ain't gonna cry are ya?" and giggled. cause he knows me. I did, but it was happy tears. His parents came along as well and I just adore them. It was a nice afternoon.

Now i'mhome, just waiting for dinner to finish up. My son is giving me funny looks, cause i'm making *gasp* VEGATABLES. Yes, my son thinks, the only GREEN he needs to eat is Jello. :roll:

and just for fun. How 'bout dem Yanks. i gotta get my moments when I can. Cause the Baseball gods know, the Yanks are coasting on luck this year.
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Postby TinaS1570 » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:16 am

so i have a few songs that at this moment mean a lot to me. I want to share the lyrics and direct anyone who wishes to go listen.

this one is by a cool band out of OKC, called "Hinder" The song is called "Lips of an Angel". It's on their album "Extreme Behavior"

Honey why are you calling me so late
Its kinda hard to talk right now
Honey why are you crying is everything okay
I gotta whisper cause I cant be too loud
Well, my girls in the next room
Sometimes I wish she was you
I guess we never really moved on
Its really good to hear your voice saying my name
It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those words it makes me weak
And I never wanna say goodbye
But girl you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel

Its funny that youre calling me tonight
And yes Ive dreamt of you too
And does he know youre talking to me
Will it start a fight
No I dont think she has a clue
Well my girls in the next room
Sometimes I wish she was you
I guess we never really moved on
Its really good to hear your voice saying my name
It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those wordsa it makes me weak
And I never wanna say goodbye
But girl you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel

Its really good to hear your voice saying my name
It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those words it makes me weak
And I never wanna say goodbye
But girl you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel
(And I never wanna say goodbye)
But girl you make it so hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel
Honey why are you calling me so late
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Postby TinaS1570 » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:18 am

The next two are Nickelback songs. This one "Far Away" just hits me in my heart. I wish I could explain, but my life has turned very complicated lately. anyway, this song is just a good one.

This time, This place
Misused, Mistakes
Too long, Too late
Who was I to make you wait
Just one chance
Just one breath
Just in case there’s just one left
‘Cause you know,
you know, you know

That I love you
I have loved you all along
And I miss you
Been far away for far too long
I keep dreaming you’ll be with me
and you’ll never go
Stop breathing if
I don’t see you anymore

On my knees, I’ll ask
Last chance for one last dance
‘Cause with you, I’d withstand
All of hell to hold your hand
I’d give it all
I’d give for us
Give anything but I won’t give up
‘Cause you know,
you know, you know

That I love you
I have loved you all along
And I miss you
Been far away for far too long
I keep dreaming you’ll be with me
and you’ll never go
Stop breathing if
I don’t see you anymore

So far away
Been far away for far too long
So far away
Been far away for far too long
But you know, you know, you know

I wanted
I wanted you to stay
‘Cause I needed
I need to hear you say
That I love you
I have loved you all along
And I forgive you
For being away for far too long
So keep breathing
‘Cause I’m not leaving
Hold on to me and
never let me go
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Postby TinaS1570 » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:19 am

This is the other Nickelback song, "Savin Me"

Prison gates won’t open up for me
On these hands and knees I’m crawlin’
Oh, I reach for you
Well I’m terrified of these four walls
These iron bars can’t hold my soul in
All I need is you
Come please I’m callin’
And oh I scream for you
Hurry I’m fallin’

Show me what it’s like
To be the last one standing
And teach me wrong from right
And I’ll show you what I can be
Say it for me
Say it to me
And I’ll leave this life behind me
Say it if it’s worth saving me

Heaven’s gates won’t open up for me
With these broken wings I’m fallin’
And all I see is you
These city walls ain’t got no love for me
I’m on the ledge of the eighteenth story
And oh I scream for you
Come please I’m callin’
And all I need from you
Hurry I’m fallin’

Show me what it’s like
To be the last one standing
And teach me wrong from right
And I’ll show you what I can be
Say it for me
Say it to me
And I’ll leave this life behind me
Say it if it’s worth saving me

Hurry I’m fallin’
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Postby TinaS1570 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:08 pm

five little words: Yanks are 2 games up.

thank you. My contribution to holding up the stereotype of all Yankees fans. *bows*
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Postby LilacWine » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:21 pm

TinaS1570 wrote:five little words: Yanks are 2 games up.


Whisper to Tina "But they are STILL behind Detroit overall" (snicker)
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Postby TinaS1570 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:16 pm

hey, as long as we piss off Boston, I don't care. LOL

Pudge plays for Detroit. I have nothing against them, cause Pudge is one of my all time fave players.
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Postby xcheck24 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:20 pm

TinaS1570 wrote:five little words: Yanks are 2 games up.

thank you. My contribution to holding up the stereotype of all Yankees fans. *bows*


ahem. . .NOT the best team in NY.
i like this being an arrogant mets fan thing. :lol:
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Postby TinaS1570 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:40 pm

hey, after a while you deserve it don't ya think? LOL only comes around every 14 years. :lol:

seriously, my perdiction for the World Series is:

Detroit vs. NY Mets


GO DETROIT!! :lol:
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Postby TinaS1570 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:52 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


I KILLED MY CAR!!!!!!


:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby pengwenn » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:27 am

Did you take it out back and have to shot it in the head?
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Postby TinaS1570 » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:08 am

nope, i blew her engine. but since then I've been told that my model of Saturn had a "similar engine configuration" as the Geo Matrix and they blew around 70,000 miles and my Saturn is up that far.

I got the news on how much it's all gonna cost me.

$3500. which, of course, I don't have. So who comes to my resuce? Daddy. Now I feel like crap about it. *sigh*
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Postby TinaS1570 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:25 pm

well. the car is fixed. my mechanic is a nice guy and lets me pay him off week by week.

School started back up today. It's hard to try and stay focused sometimes when everyone in class is all riled up. I only take 9 credits a semester (three classes). Two are English courses and one *groans* Math course. I have Statistics as my math class and it's boring. This is only the first day and I'm bored. I'm trying to stay positive and tell myself I can get through it, but I'm not sure.

One of my English classes is called Expository Prose. Seems interesting. The professor is a character. As the younger people in class call him "He's a HIPPIE!" and they're not happy about it. I'm amused by it all. I'm trying to understand what he requires and I don't think it's all that terrible. 4 essays each due at th end of the month. I'm not wild about his choice in authors to study, but that's just me. It's George Orwell. I'll get over it. Who knows, maybe I'll read something I haven't before and find I do like it. doubt it, but you never know. He offered as an alternative to an essay to work on a project. If I had the time, I would. But between school, work and my son, no time for me and I need that time.

I've also been talked into a radio show. My friend's girlfriend asked if I'd do it with her so I said sure. I think it'll be fun. It was nice to see some familiar faces. I still feel like the oldest student on campus, but I don't feel as awkward as I did last year.

I think i'm going to go relax for a bit, before starting dinner and all my "mom stuff".
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Postby TinaS1570 » Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:02 pm

well, look how friggin BLIND i was in that previous blog. the so-called "hippie" is really just a pompous arse set out to destroy any writers self-esteem and quash all hopes of writing EVER!!!

I wrote FOUR essays for this guy and he didn't like a dang thing I submitted. That is why, my last essay to him was obnoxious. I don't really care. I don't even care if I have to take the class again. He just annoyed me so much.

I tried. The entire semester, I listened, I participated in discussions. I gave him the benefit of the doubt. heck, I even gave him a positive evaluation. But last week, was the final straw. Telling me I don't have a clue what writing is and shooting down EVErYTHING I offered. So i just wrote. Nothing fantastic, just wrote, spell & grammar checked it and sent it off.

I have another class with him next year and now I'm not sure if I'm going to stay in it. grrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Postby TinaS1570 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:36 am

So here I sit, a brand new year. Resolutions made. I don't look at them as resolutions as much as goals I'd wish to acheive. Because if I look at it like a make or break situation, I'm just setting myself up for failure.

Besides the goals I've written down, my new obsession is decorating the apartment. A week before Christmas, I had a holiday party. My Aunt, My Mom, Tim's Mom and my friend Shay were all like "oh you really need to do something with this place, it's so nice." Granted, I have lots and lots of wall space and not enough stuff to put on it. I do have "things" to decorate with, I don't have shelves for most of it. I hate my bookshelf, it's an old wicker shelf that I had before and the shelves always fall due to the weight of the books I own, so I haven't unpacked them. But by not unpacking them, I haven't been reading the ones I should be and bought several new ones the past few months. At least those I've read. I have no sense of style. I really don't. I just like what I like. I don't know what type of "style" that would be.

My friend Shay has style. She's great. Tim and I went to her house for her husband's birthday. Their house looks homey. It's inviting and nicely decorated. It totally reflects Shay's style as well as Derrick's (her hubby). I do wish I could paint in my place, but it's an apartment, so I can't. Oh well.

As for my writing, well, an old story seemed to pop back up. One I was working on a while back and it seems to want attention again. I've decided that this particular story will be the one I'll be working on during the Creative Writing class. I dug it out last night and will begin to work on it. I just have to keep reminding myself that Professor McGrumpypants is not the end all be all of writing. That HIS style is definitely not mine and hopefully he'll remember that as well. I kinda doubt it though.
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Postby TheMudge » Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:30 am

I think "style"--whether in writing or in decorating--is simply making things that YOU like: I write stories that *I* would want to read . . . and while MOST of my teachers didn't like them, a couple were able to give me really good advice on how the story worked within the framework--"This isn't how I would handle this, but since you're going this route, you need to make this and this compatible with the rest" kind of thing.

And as for decorating--again, I do what *I* like. My friends call it "eclectic", my wife calls it "early American garage sale", and I'll admit it will never be featured in "Southern Living" . . . but y'know, it makes SENSE to me to have all my guitar gear set up in my bedroom, to have my books where I READ them instead of where they look pretty, and to have my tools parked in the garage instead of my truck.

But I'm like that.

BTW,
"Mommy, are we a story?"


Is priceless. There is a story or poem there somewhere.
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Postby TinaS1570 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:13 am

I'm really good friends with my ex's wife. In fact, she and I talk more than my ex and I do. She told me what her daughter said the other day. Her mom said it just came out of nowhere. She then asked her Dad (my son's dad as well) and said "Daddy, do you think people are reading us right now?" Her parents are wondering what grown up is trapped in the little person's body.
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Postby TheMudge » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:55 am

A grown-up wouldn't think of things like that. That's why it's so cool.
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Postby TinaS1570 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:47 pm

Oh

dear

G-ds.....

I went on line to get the titles for the books I need for the upcoming semester and to price them out. One of my books costs $120.

I am now going to search Half.com and see if I can find itcheaper. I can't afford $120 just for one book! It's not even an ENGLISH book..at least those I have a chance of keeping.
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Postby charlesp » Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:01 pm

What book is it? (In case we can help you find it).

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One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee." - Wally (Dilbert)
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Postby TinaS1570 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:52 pm

Concise Intro to Logic. - Hurley 9th Edition.
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Postby charlesp » Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:40 pm

hmmm... some used ones on amazon for $70... dang that's an expensive book

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Postby TinaS1570 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:59 pm

Well, as for my goals, I'm progressing. I haven't started some due to various reasons, but I haven't given up on them either. I'm reading like crazy and that's good. Writing is a bit of a struggle, because I have to get over my "perfectionist" and all the self doubt I have when I put either pen to paper or finger to keyboard.

Lately, I've been spending my lunch hours wandering the local B&N and today, I came across a book my friend Tammy wrote. I opened to see who she dedicated this one too andI started to cry. Her book Elemental Magic is dedicated to the memory of our mutual friend Joe. Joe died of CF a year ago. We all loved him dearly. It was sweet to see the dedication there and also, to feel "in the know" about who just "Flar 7" is/was.
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Postby TinaS1570 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:37 am

*stolen from Delaney*

You Are A Fig Tree

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You are very independent and strong minded.
A hard worker when you want to be, you play hard too.
You are honest and loyal. You hate contradiction or arguments.
You love life, and you live for your friends, children, and animals.
A great sense of humor, artistic talent, and intelligence are all gifts you possess.

What's Your Celtic Horoscope?

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that's pretty much dead on. which is a little freaky.
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