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Waterfalls
It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005





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Sean is back at his "I am overworked because I give three people a ride to their jobs each day and spend a half an hour cooking dinner out of a box and cans" bullshit, and refusing to assist me.

So I just laid down the law. He pays a very low rent for living here, in return for being my assistant and doing the driving and dinner.

I told him either his rent is doubling, or he is moving out, and one of those things is happening February 1.

If you won't pull your weight, you don't get to stay in my damn house. Period. Everybody else does their fair share around here, PLUS they work on their feet 8 hours a day. Sean is not some special flower who needs to be pampered.

Put up, shut up, or get out, kid. The time has come. Twenty-three years old and still whining like a little bitch when asked to help me get a cup of coffee.

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Hoping...

Originally posted on http://j3nny3lf.dreamwidth.org - but you can comment either here or there. I prefer HERE!

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I was a child in the sixties and seventies. My role models were Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty. A bunch of vapid pretty girls who waited for the Prince to save them from the horrors of their lives.

Then, out of nowhere, came Star Wars. I was eleven when it hit the theaters, and went to see it with ten other girls, all of us residents at a children's psychiatric hospital.

What I saw on that screen changed my life forever. Suddenly, the Princess was a strong woman who took no bull. She fought, she worked, she struggled, she loved and she lived. She stood on her feet after watching her entire planet be destroyed, and vowed to herself that this action would not go unavenged.

Leia changed my life, because she showed me that I could be strong, too. That I didn't have to wait for Prince Charming to marry me before I could have an amazing life.

Then as I grew older, Carrie Fisher made headlines for being addicted to drugs, for being insane, for a lot of negative things. But with hard work and amazing determination, she overcame her addiction, she dealth with her bipolar disorder. She became an advocate for mental illness and drug awareness. And this happened at a time I was dealing with my own drug problems and bipolar disorder.

A short while ago, the seventh installation of the Star Wars films came out, and the world scorned Carrie for being older, tired looking, not the cute sparkly young woman she was in 1977. And she told the world to go to hell, that this is what happens as you get older, you DON'T look the same, you don't FEEL the same, get over it and get on with it. And she said this right when I was feeling old and tired, and not desireable or interesting any more. And she gave me hope.

Carrie Fisher, to me, was the embodiment of strength. I will miss her.

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At this point, the only people willing to vote for Trump are the people who would only abandon him if he shot Pat Robertson or Joel Osteen in the ass.

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A family friend lays dying tonight.

Kris was my Dad's girlfriend in the 1970s. She is an amazing strong woman, and a survivor both of the Warsaw ghetto and the Warsaw Uprising. She hid in plain sight after the ghetto in outer Warsaw incognito as a Catholic.

I knew bits and pieces of her story, but she didn't like talking much about it. But now, she has written an incredible book, and I encourage you all to read it. It is worth every penny of the $23 price.

Kris is in hospice right now, with her youngest son at her side. Please offer a kind thought for an easy and peaceful passing.

https://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Survival-Child%E2%80%99s-Memoir-Warsaw/dp/161811509X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475909825&sr=8-1&keywords=kristine+keese

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So, Connor, my chiweenie.

He was this terrified little abused thing when we got him last year. Afraid of everything.

Now he's very boisterous and outgoing, love and patience have made a huge difference for this dog.

I just woke up from my nap and he bounced onto my chest and pawed at my face.. and clawed my eyelid. Ow. It's bleeding. :(

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I've not forgotten y'all, just don't have a lot to say the last day or three.

Other than this season of Agents of SHIELD looks like a good bet :)

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Another writing prompt.

When I think of my old room, it is always my bedroom when I lived on Lawrence Street as a teenager. It was on the corner of the second floor of a 3 story 6 bedroom house, in the back, next to the bathroom.

Out one window was our back yard and the gigantic oak tree we buried my dog Flockie under when she died at 14. The other window looked out on the basketball courts and what was known in the neighborhood as Dogshit Park, because of all ... well, you get the idea.

I had a phone in that room, first time I had a phone in my room. My stereo. And a double bed. Gorgeous antique dresser, Harley Davidson giant banner on the wall. A bookshelf that was crammed full, as my bookshelves have been all my life.

I wrote a poem about my room when I was 21. I still remember it.

It was my room.
A teenage girl with a room all her own
for reading and fucking or just getting stoned.
Good night. Close your eyes. Lay your head on your pillow and sleep.
Awake, face the day
Stow some crank in your nose, touch your toes.
Go out, run about.
Your room will be here when you return.
It's not going any where.
Safe and secure, like a womb, or a tomb.
My room.

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(I put this together for a community group I'm in on FB, thought maybe some of you could use it too)

For insulin, Walmart sells 70/30 insulin for only $24.88 a bottle. They have a special deal with Novolin, that regular pharmacies can't get, so regular pharmacies have to charge over $100 a bottle. So get your 70/30 there.

For test materials: The True Metrix blood sugar meter and strips are the cheapest available that are also reliable. 100 strips on Amazon are less than $18, and the meter on Amazon is $40 with free shipping and includes 100 test strips, 100 lancets, and a lancing device: https://www.amazon.com/TrueMetrix-Blood-…/…/ref=sr_1_4_a_it…

For insulin syringes, you have to have a prescription, but you can order them online at, of all places, pet supply places. Here's the one I used to use: http://www.allegromedical.com/…/monoject-insulin-syringe-1c…

For the three month A1C test, you can go to Dr Griffin, and he'll do it for $50, or you can order two tests, which will take care of six months of testing from Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/A1C-NOW-test-kit-…/…/ref=sr_1_9_a_it… and that runs about $44 with free shipping.

I'm a diabetic who was without insurance for years, and this is how I stayed alive. I have no hidden agenda, just want to help people in the same boat I was in.

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So yeah. A football player takes a knee during the national anthem and the country goes insane.

Two more black men doing nothing wrong are shot dead, one by the side of the road and one while reading a book in his car.

WTF is wrong with this world? I am so very DONE with this wholesale slaughter of black men. And then that tired out meme of Not All Cops.

Except that it seems to be just that. The good ones sure aren't speaking up about it, so they are fucking well complicit.

Some people just want to watch the whole world burn

Borderline symptom of the day: angryangry
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