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03:32 pm: All of a sudden, I found myself in love with the world and there was only one thing I could do...
Was ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long...no wait...that's not it.



I suppose I was being philosophical today; thinking about all the people I care about, what makes them special to me and why I'm so happy at this moment--perhaps it's because I've been in such a great mood over the last week that I've been focusing on these things, but in any regard, I began thinking about the little things, big things, serious things and silly things my friends and loved ones do that really makes me happy, content and genuinely blessed to have had you in my life; so here's my list of things I value and appreciate in each of you (in no particular order):

dprescott: for being my truest and dearest friend…for being funny and sinister and an all around good guy…for sleeping sprawled across the toilet at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, SC. For fur-bikinis and tear-away pants…for being my guide, guru, and source of strength...for being the person I look to for advice...for offering to club various Stormtroopers…(you know, for good measure)…for being true to yourself… standing up for your principles… surviving various circles of hell and living to tell about it…for escaping the vortex of darkness…for your character…for the unique way you describe things…for your wonderful ability to size people up...for your unique Latin classifications.


davidmcd: for sincerity, honesty and making me feel special. For sharing everything with pleasure, emotion and purity…for being creative and inspiring…for sharing your beautiful work with me…for offering to be creative with me…for listening and thinking and caring…for making me want to dress sexy at your funeral…for accepting strengths and weaknesses of me, yourself and others…for being respectful of others…for not wanting to hurt me mentally, physically and emotionally…for seeing inner beauty...for taking care of yourself…for calling…for your words, spoken and written, and for your intellect…for being evolved…for being a cut above, for wearing your heart on your sleeve, for taking care of animals…for looking hot in scrubs…and for being my crush with eyeliner.


voodoo_chile66: for displaying insurmountable strength in the face of adversity (it DOES get better). For duck jokes (this is the only time I’ll admit to appreciating those groan-inducing duck jokes)…for sharing my vast and strange reference bank…for out-quoting me on the Marx Brothers…for late night pizza in the flower garden. For genuinely caring for and about others…for picking up Rugby players (uhhh…not THAT way…)…for your thrill-seeking nature, for recapturing life and looking at the positive…for trying to make a better life for your children…for being generous and spirited...for making me laugh consistently...

Rockndog: for being patient and understanding…for not laughing (too hard) at me for breaking down my bedroom door with a sledge hammer in my blue day-glo undies and, thankfully, for not having a video camera) for the cartoons and care packages…for the doxies and wiener dog races…for being my dear friend…for driving sixteen hours to take me to see the Cramps for the first time…for pulling me out of the crowd when I hit the floor…for introducing me them afterwards…for all the fun things you’ve sent me over the last five years…for understanding my slacker tendencies by not writing and calling as often as I should…for liking me for who I am and putting up with me…

Herb: for giving your all...for laying everything on the line...for being whimsical and funny...for singing 'Send in the Clowns' on my answering machine...for keeping the faith when things look grim...for being a gorehound...for not compromising yourself...for your detailed memory and your ability to remember every spoken word, gesture, no matter how minor...for The Beyond...for showing me Deranged and making me laugh through the entire movie...for always sticking by your friends, even when they are behaving badly...for trusting me with what's bothering you...



Mom: for unwavering love and support...for holding my hair when I puked...for laughing so hard you cry...for seeing Elvis in the trees...for never-ending patience and understanding...for trusting me...for spoiling me...for believing in me...for crying when I moved away from home for the first time...for making funny faces at unsuspecting drivers...for your ability to draw, paint and generally be creative...for appreciating art...for teaching me values...for standing up for what you believe in...for finding your voice...for appreciating my twisted sense of humor...for your beauty and gentle nature...

Dad: for always treating me like your little girl...for telling me 'they won't always be princes'...for taking care of my car, yard, house, etc...for your love of music...for making me mix tapes...for teaching me the oldies...for taking me to see Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and Link Wray...for devotion to family...for being nice to everyone...for helping others with no expectations of profit or return...for grilling my suitors (hence the spit in the backyard) and for telling them to handle me with care...for teaching me how to drive well before I was sixteen...for keeping candy in your front shirt pocket...

Gran: for being the most giving person I've ever known...for never complaining...for always putting others before yourself...for taking care of me when I'm sick...for always having a home-cooked meal when I visit (or cake...Mmmm...cake)...for adoring my dogs...for making me feel like your favorite (even though I know we're all your favorite)...for letting me live with you for so many years...for forgiving my teen years...for putting a silly poem on the door to my bedroom...for not thinking I was creepy for my horror movie posters...for making me dresses and costumes...for being old-fashioned...for saying 'Fiddle-dee-dee' like a true Southern belle...

Edward: for being my favorite big brother and for always looking out for his little sister...for listening to my rants...for taking me fun places before I could drive myself...for always educating yourself and trying to better yourself...for fixing everything that breaks...for being industrious...for introducing me to 'Gorilla Glue'...for planning events with family and friends and making sure we all keep in close touch...for the beautiful fairy house...for when you finally make Jacob's Ladder and I steal it when you're not looking...for telling me my shoes were ugly...and they were...for buying me an orange creamsicle when I was depressed beyond comprehension...and for not asking questions, but just being supportive...

Michael: for being my favorite little brother...for being the life of the party...for not drinking anymore...for being such a mischief...for making everyone laugh...for imitating Alfalfa from Our Gang...for telling it like it is...for finally gaining Trixie's trust...for helping to explain poker to me...for being responsible...

teague: for your uniqueness, your outgoing nature and for something you did for me you may not even remember: years ago, you told me something in an effort to warn and protect me; I never took it to heart so much back then as I do now. I was too naive and too trusting to see through all the lies I was being told by Danny and you were very straight-forward with me with things you saw taking place...I liked to believe in the goodness in people and I put trust in someone who didn't deserve it--I just wished I had taken your words to heart back then. It's long overdue, but I so very much appreciate that you did that for me.

Evan: for helping me to get where I am today…were it not for you, I don’t know where life would have taken me and I would have (potentially) missed out on so many wonderful things…for (indirectly) teaching me that I have strength when I felt like I had disappeared from existence…for recognizing our differences…for horrible puns…for the many car trips and word games…for calling me a goddess when I’d point out who’s who on the silver screen…for introducing me to some bands I may never otherwise have known…for patience…for a happy ending.


velvetsteel: We don't know each other so well, but I'm looking forward to all the things I'll come appreciate about you. In the meantime, I have determined that I appreciate you for your witty, clever and articulate nature, your uniqueness and the fact you are forthcoming and there are no holds barred--it's such a rare and wonderful quality...you're heaven on legs (but, you know--not in a lesbian sort of way ;-))


Of course, for many of you, there is a ton more I can come up with...but, I did have to do some work today...I know I've probably left some important people off my list, but, it doesn't mean I don't value and treasure all the things you've done...it's just my first go 'round.


Current Mood: gratefulgrateful
Current Music: The Cure: Friday I'm in Love

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From:davidmcd
Date:April 21st, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)

That's lovely, but....

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It's Wednesday. I think you have your days wrong.

("You keep using that word... I do not think it means what you think it means...")
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From:missautopsy
Date:April 21st, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)

Re: That's lovely, but....

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Incontheivable!
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From:brujah
Date:April 21st, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
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The next time the boys come to see you I shall stomp my feet and throw a hissy whilst screaming in that high-pitched-4yr-old-voice until they promise to bring me with.

*firm nod*
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From:missautopsy
Date:April 21st, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
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I wish my brain had been functioning properly over the weekend--I would have insisted that Pete and Paul bring you along to my brother's place for the bonfire last Saturday. Sadly, there was no dancing naked under the moon--try as we might to get Pete to agree. But, next time I hope you will come along! :-)
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From:brujah
Date:April 21st, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
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Not sure I could have gone anyhoo, I had my offspring with me. Some folks like kids and some folks don't.

She's with me the majority of the time. It's because I love her and stuff. :)
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From:teague
Date:April 21st, 2005 01:32 am (UTC)
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Aww! You made me get all mushy-teary. I actually don't remember exactly what I said, but I do remember that I didn't want Mr. Dan to cause you harm. I have *always* thought you were a super awsome chick, even when my general opinion of my gender has been less than generous. You were the pretty chick with the heart of a nerd. You were hella fun to work with at Blockbuster. I loved your Halloween parties, and your paintings of Anne Rice vampires.

And I remember you were the one that took me home from Rocky the night that Dan stepped on your heart, and Shelia and Shan stepped on mine. I will *always* be greatful for that.
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From:missautopsy
Date:April 21st, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
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Well, I didn't mean to make you all mushy-teary...I was just thinking about lots of things today and felt compelled to let everybody know why I'm happy to have them around. What you told me (right after DC--one of the times I wasn't able to go) is something that always stuck with me and I wished I had heeded the warning.

Ummm...I remember that dreadful night. I hated losing my composure in front of people and that night, I totally lost it. I'm sorry you were stepped on too. Trust is a beautiful thing when people really appreciate it, but when they lie, manipulate and hurt those they supposedly care about, well, they're undeserving of such creature comforts.
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From:dprescott
Date:April 21st, 2005 07:05 am (UTC)
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Damn....you have me all verclempt - Discuss amongst yourselves: Here is a topic - the holy Roman Empire was neither holy nor Roman - discuss.....
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From:missautopsy
Date:April 21st, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
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I forgot to add hot body...
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From:dprescott
Date:April 22nd, 2005 01:01 am (UTC)
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*waggle*
From:voodoo_chile66
Date:April 25th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
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"it DOES get better"

God, I hope so. There's an old story: "A man was sitting in a bar when the bartender finally said to him "Cheer up, things could be worse." So the man cheered up, and sure enough, things got worse.

I'm still tinkering to try and work a duck into that one, so I'll keep you informed.

Anyway, thank you for your kind, and most likely undeserved words, especially to a still evolving man. "Close the oven door, I'm not done yet!"
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