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Hello, hello! :)

Updating from work, not because I have anything of interest or import to say, or because I LOVE typing on the ittttty bittttty keypad of my Blackberry Curve, but because I am bored and tired and if I drink one more cup of coffee or pop to allieviate the boredom, I am going to literally begin bouncing off the walls. It would be like a giant ball of rubber bands, only not as cool.

Tomorrow is my birthday, as my lovely sistahs Candle and Elle remembered. Yay for both of you! I will be 28 again, and I'm fine with that. I don't expect it will be all that thrilling of a day...very few people ever send card or gifts or anything like that, because I'm a thousand years older than sand and get bajiggity if they sing the birthday song (yes, it REALLY freaks me out!). But my Brian is going to make me a cake, and says he has a small gift for me...and I am inordinately happy about that. The rest doesn't even matter, really.

Tonight I am going to be the minister in my friend, Mae, vow renewal in SecondLife. I'm almost never there, but I go in for special occasions, and this counts. Especially because Mae has been there for me a trillion times, including buying out the clinic when everything went bad when I moved to Youngstown. She and this fella will have been married in SL for a year now. They've met IRL, but one is in Louisiana, and the other is in the UK, so they've got a bit more time apart before they can make it real there. Anyway, Brian is going to watch over my shoulder, and it will be the first time he's experienced SL so it will be fun.

Killed 20 minutes so far! Only 70 more to go till I'm freeeeeeeeee!

Oh, Elle asked me why there aren't pictures up of my new place yet. The answer is - I hadn't thought of it, because I'm a big dummyhead! So I will try to get some tonight, and post them. It's nothing exciting, and my good bedspread is at Brian's, but it's mine so I love it. :). It's in an interesting neighborhood in which I am definitely a minority, but I've never felt so safe. I really like it there. I sleep well at night, which is saying a lot!

I need a better cushion for the futon that serves as my couch, though, if anyone local has one laying about. Thin futon cushion + metal frame = sore butt. Ow!

Oh, I started my new job 3 Mondays ago. I really like it, too. I may have already posted that information...I can't remember. In case I have, I'll stop there. If I haven't, I'll update later. ;)

I guess that's about it, really. I've got some drama going on with one of my best friends that just, really, could have been better timed...and I have a lot to say about it, because I think what's been said is hurtful and shortsighted. But, rather than say anything, I'm going to be silent and let the storm pass. A Buddhist proverb I read recently says "Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.". If I say something angry, or speak my frustration or disappointment, it might cause her to do the same, and create negative energy. So instead, I'll let it disappate.

Another proverb I'll leave you with, before I go in search of 4pm coffee dregs. "Because a life of luxury cannot protect us from the inevitable experiences of sorrow & death, the search for LASTING happiness is essential."

That is exactly where I am right now. Precisely my thought and focus. I love it.

Ok, that's it for now, my little chowder heads! More soon. :) love you!

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mayna
Oct. 8th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
holy cow, did you type ALL of that on a blackberry???
brightspot
Oct. 8th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
LOL! Yup. You should see me text on it. I fly through the keys!
wainy
Oct. 13th, 2008 08:25 am (UTC)
Belated Happy Birthday, Ms Brightspot.

Funny you should pop up, (or I should have a pc to type on again) as I have been going through my backup CDs and I found a particularly choice quote from your deep, dark, angry past. Thought I'd repeat it for posterity as it makes me laugh every time:-

"I just thought I'd tell you, because you know, if one more man tells me that, he's going to lose his lips... And his asshole... Because I'll need the matching set for the purse I'm gonna keep his balls in."

Enjoy - glad to know things are going well .. keep up the good life. :)
brightspot
Oct. 17th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
ROFLMAO! I love this. I don't know WTF I was talking about, but it's so perfectly me...I love it. Thank you for sharing that with me, and for the birthday wishes!
( 4 rays of sunshine — Be a ray of sunshine! )