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Jennifer E. Thomas
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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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Writer's Block: Same Name

Have you ever met or known someone who has the same name as you (first and last) but is not a relative?

When I was 18 I lived in a rooming house in Brighton MA. I was in room 11. Just upstairs, room 21, was another Jennifer E. Thomas. It made for confusion about mail. We would meet every evening in the foyer to trade envelopes. She was kind of snippy about the whole thing, almost like she was offended I dared move in below her and use her name.


I never met her, but while I lived in Michigan there was another Carol Scott, roughly the same age as me, who had the same dentist, doctor and pharmacy. I had to insist that they verify LOTS of extra information!

Closest I've ever come is when I moved imnto this apartment. The previous tenant had the same last name. Which *really* messed things up because (at least back then) the Post Office coded forwarding orders by address and last name *only*.

I had to go thru a lot of hassles to get her mail forwarded to her without also getting *my* mail forwarded to her.

I got in the habit of using a pen and circling the first name on stuff and then drawing an arrow to it from a "NOT AT THIS ADDRESS" note.

That seemed to work. Most of the time.