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06:31pm 05/04/2009
 
 
elanesse
must update soon.

brain reaching critical mass, must dump.

gotta clean off this desk and pay some bills first.
feeling: depressed depressed
 
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notes from the universe  
04:47pm 02/22/2009
 
 
elanesse
You can always tell an old soul, Dawn, by how friendly they are to trees.

Very, very -
The Universe

To dogs, too, Dawn.


truer words have not often been spoken, methinks. :)
feeling: busy busy
 
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tee hee  
06:57pm 02/13/2009
 
 
elanesse
Wiktionary's word of the day:

callipygous (adj):
Having shapely, beautiful buttocks
<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/callipygous>
feeling: content content
 
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*shiver*  
07:32am 01/15/2009
 
 
elanesse
The morning radio guy's weather forecast for today:

"Today it's going to be partly ridiculous to mostly stupid, with windchills reaching ten, no twenty, no thirty, no FORTY below zero."
No joke, that's really what he said.  Didn't even bother with the actual forecast.  I love that station.

And it's true.  The thermometer says -8 degrees right now.  Air temp, mind you.

Ummmm....the snow's really pretty......?
feeling: cold cold
 
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I can't believe I don't have a moon icon  
09:47am 01/10/2009
 
 
elanesse



 http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20090109/sc_space/saturdaynightspecialbiggestfullmoonof2009

 
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road trip  
10:34am 12/06/2008
 
 
elanesse
Husbandman and I are on the road to Madison, WI for a timber frame home open house. It's cold, snowy, and we just drove past the airport (wah). Alas, we didn't bring our passports, so my suggestion to say screw Madison and get on a plan to the Bahamas was shot down, lol. We'll see how happenin' downtown Madison is, instead of downtown Nassau. :-P

Today I'm thankful for:
--beautiful snows
--(hopefully) recession-proof professions *crosses fingers*
--a very nice Thanksgiving yes still )
feeling: thankful thankful
hearing: Enya, Silent Night
 
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my note from the universe  
06:59am 11/24/2008
 
 
elanesse
Dawn, every challenge is a stepping stone to a happier place than you even knew existed.


hmmm...okay, I'll try. This IS a good one for a stinky Monday....
feeling: blah blah
hearing: Alejandro Escoveda: Always a Friend
 
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mmmmm  
10:08am 11/23/2008
 
 
elanesse
Spice cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I just made 'em. If there is a heaven, there is a room there that smells like my house smells right now.

I hope they make it to gramma's house tonight. :-P
feeling: accomplished accomplished
 
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wow  
08:25am 11/05/2008
 
 
elanesse
Listening to my regular local (and admittedly leftist) Chicago radio station, they just played MLK's I Have a Dream speech, followed by the excerpt of last night's victory speech where Barack Obama used the words yes we can as puncuation marks. I thought last night when I watched and listened live that parallels between those moments should be drawn and I'm glad I turned the radio on just in time to hear my (not-so) silly morning show do it right. Yeah, they're a rock station, not a talk station. Just a really smart rock station. Heh...now they're playing U2. What else, but Pride?

There's a part of me that is filled with pride for my country and the millions of us that actually came out and voted, made our voices heard. Hell, Obama won Indiana..traditionally one of the reddest states in the union. But my vote helped to do that. And the votes of so many others that are often too apathetic to bother. Yet, there's another part, the cynical part that says, good god, with the mess the country is in, we'd have to be IDIOTS to put the same party in the White House. That part thinks that to truly be proud of my countrymen and women, Obama should have won by an FDR-caliber landslide. That same cynic feels kinda silly for feeling so inspired by a mere politician, she's on guard, waiting for the other shoe to drop. I mean, really....can this country really have another JFK? A decade of apathy doesn't really cultivate the seeds of hope, yanno?

I dunno. Beggars shouldn't be choosers, right? I wasn't around for JFK, could this truly be what it was like when he hit the national scene?

Heh...on the radio they're talking about "Obama-palooza" last night in Grant Park and how awesome the city looked. They're right, the skyline was sparkling in a clear, autumn sky. You could see the giant ferris wheel on Navy Pier when the camera angle was just right, and the softly lit pediment of the Field Museum as a backdrop when they shot north-to-south down the length of Grant Park. I can't decide if I'm mad at myself for not going down there or not. I am happy that I got to see how the city looked to the rest of the nation. I love being from Chicago. Second City my big South-Side Polish behind, lol.

Wish my mom would've lived to see our first black President. While I'm not sure she would've voted for him, she always had a keen appreciation for witnessing and experiencing history in the making.
feeling: hopeful hopeful
hearing: U2, Pride (In the Name of Love)
 
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I'm an EXECUTRIX....  
03:27pm 10/25/2008
 
 
elanesse
Executrix

Doesn't that just sound exotic and sexy...? Turns out that is the feminine form of the word "executor." As of an estate. I finally got around to going to the bank today and opening the account to start officially settling mom's financial affairs. Six months to the day of her death, now that I notice the calendar. I couldn't help but laugh out loud when the nice bank lady said that word. I actually said Sounds like I should go get some tall black boots or something. She laughed and replied, yeah, does sound a little close to dominatrix doesn't it?. Hah! Not a word that typically comes up in the polite conversation of Saturday morning banking, I would imagine.

So, that's done. And I hope to take a few days off of work next week to do some of the physical running around that must be done to close accounts and whatnot. Brotherman has yet to secure himself a mortgage (or a second job) to buy me out of my half of mom's house. Meh. I certainly hope he gets his ass in gear pretty soon. We took an entire truckload of junk out of the house last weekend, most of which has already gone to the donation drop-off or straight to the garbage. It's sad really, how little of what has that house packed literally to the ceiling is even worth keeping.

Time for a shower and a manicure, methinks. And maybe I'll go shopping for some knee-high black boots, lol.
feeling: okay okay
hearing: Dido: Thank You
tags: mom
 
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c'mon everybody, a-one, a-two, a-three!!  
12:23am 09/23/2008
 
 
elanesse
Happiest of Happy Birthdays to my bestest and wonderfulest [info]moonflowerz!!!!!!!

*hugggggggggginnnnnnnns 'til you think you'll surely burst*

May your day be filled with sunshine and purrs and cupcakes and sprinkles!!!!

*perhaps by next year I'll know how to do fancy stuff for ya....
 
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bah  
04:10pm 08/30/2008
 
 
elanesse
One of my hospitals, in an effort to blow all the budget money left before the take-over, is taking the whole department to a CE dinner on the fancy schmancy Odyssey dinner cruise on Lake Michigan tonight. It's going to be a beautiful night, the cruise ship launches from Navy Pier, and my best friend from college and her husband are going.

The problem? I don't wanna go.

I don't feel like showering, getting dressed (in real clothes!), and being a social butterfly all night. All I want to do is pretty much lay on the couch and stare blankly at the television. I'd be fine to not leave the house one single time all weekend. I think if it wasn't too late (and too jerky) to cancel, I'd stay home for sure.

What the hell am I going to be like come wintertime??!!

Hmmm...the website recommends "cocktail attire" for women. Do you think they mean the jammies I normally wear when indulging in alcoholic goodies??
feeling: blah blah
 
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what a couple of weeks!  
09:37pm 08/28/2008
 
 
elanesse
In the past two weeks, I've bought a forest, slept beneath the stars (and seemingly surrounded by coyotes) in said forest, gone to the symphony (complete with Yo-Yo Ma), gone to a ballgame (complete with fireworks and skydiving Elvi), gone to a housewarming party for a man whose crusts I used to cut off of his PB&J sandwiches, shopped for and bought a storage shed for aforementioned forest, and, oh yeah....worked and did chores and visited the grandma and the grandpa.

a bit more detail )
feeling: excited excited
hearing: barack obama's acceptance speech
tags: forest
 
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09:20pm 07/30/2008
 
 
elanesse
omg, husbandman just made homemade pizzas on the grill. They were so awesome and good and wonderful, and now I ate TOOOO much and I think I may have to just go to bed.

So much for getting anything done tonight. I came home all ready to do at least ONE chore, too. Oh well, tomorrow is another day!
feeling: full full
hearing: BOC: "Don't Fear the Reaper"
 
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cuz i have nothing better to do than organize my icons and play silly memes....uh-huh, right....  
06:17pm 07/14/2008
 
 
elanesse
You Are 79% Tortured Genius

You are smart. Brilliant in fact. And while it's a blessing, it's also a curse.
Your head is filled with everything - grand ideas, insufferable worries, and a good deal of angst.



You Are a Pegasus

You are a perfectionist, with an eye for beauty.
You know how to live a good life - and you rarely deviate from your good taste.
While you aren't outgoing, you have excellent social skills.
People both admire you - and feel very comfortable around you.



Your Five Factor Personality Profile

Extroversion:

You have low extroversion.
You are quiet and reserved in most social situations.
A low key, laid back lifestyle is important to you.
You tend to bond slowly, over time, with one or two people.

Conscientiousness:

You have high conscientiousness.
Intelligent and reliable, you tend to succeed in life.
Most things in your life are organized and planned well.
But you borderline on being a total perfectionist.

Agreeableness:

You have medium agreeableness.
You're generally a friendly and trusting person.
But you also have a healthy dose of cynicism.
You get along well with others, as long as they play fair.

Neuroticism:

You have medium neuroticism.
You're generally cool and collected, but sometimes you do panic.
Little worries or problems can consume you, draining your energy.
Your life is pretty smooth, but there's a few emotional bumps you'd like to get rid of.

Openness to experience:

Your openness to new experiences is medium.
You are generally broad minded when it come to new things.
But if something crosses a moral line, there's no way you'll approve of it.
You are suspicious of anything too wacky, though you do still consider creativity a virtue.



Your Mind is 61% Cluttered

Your mind is quite cluttered. And like most clutter, it's a bunch of crap you don't need.
Try writing down your worst problems and fears. And then put them out of your mind for a while.
feeling: silly silly
hearing: The Beatles: Here Comes the Sun
 
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(no subject)  
12:42pm 06/28/2008
 
 
elanesse
huge-assed book meme )
feeling: blah blah
 
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ok, ok, I'll do it  
12:41pm 06/28/2008
 
 
elanesse
FOUR
1) Four places I go to over & over: work, Target, work, Mexican take-out place
2) Four people who e-mail me (regularly): Kerryperson, Michelle, Lori, husbandman
3) Four places I would rather be right now: on the beach in Maui watching the sunrise over the volcano, Cafe du Monde in New Orleans eating beignets, my bed, my couch
4) Four people I think will respond: I don't exactly have a big readership, lol....
5) Four TV shows (or movies) that I watch over and over: yikes, this one is hard....ummmm......LOTR moviesn (can that count as 3?), original Star Wars movies, Forrest Gump (it's always on), Friends (can't help it, its funny) 


another one )
feeling: blah blah
 
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aweSOME!!  
06:25pm 06/23/2008
 
 
elanesse
Death through freak supernatural incident



You are going to die in a freak vampire/werewolf incident. I would start carrying garlic and silver bullets if I were you. There is something weird about your demeanor, and evil is attracted to you. Plus you may be a little attracted to evil too.

Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com

feeling: calm calm
hearing: Madonna "Voices"
 
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BAH HA hahahaa !!  
01:23pm 06/21/2008
 
 
elanesse
Did you know when you search for "Dido" on amazon, it'll ask you:

Did you mean dildo?

I thought amazon had everything, but I guess they have everything!!
feeling: amused amused
 
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peace  
05:23pm 04/26/2008
 
 
elanesse
Mom's long suffering is over....she passed yesterday afternoon.
Be back in a few days.
feeling: numb numb
 
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