Elder Sister

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    Glamorous Naturalist
  • Birthday 06/23/1920

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    The Land of Cotton
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    hedgehogs, splendiferous barf cups, talented squirrels.

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  1. Remembering or Re-imagining?

    This made me cackle...and then I immediately thought about The Byrds song that quotes Ecclesiastes. So now I have two cheesy songs stuck in my head. Thanks a lot. :/ Regarding the original post, I'm always fascinated by how my family can remember events from our past differently. We will be sitting at a table, having a nice conversation about something, and then someone will bring up something that happened and we're all correcting the memory, or 'improving' it, I suspect. I've also noticed a tendency with my family to edit out the more painful/uncomfortable events. Since I caused some of those, I always appreciate the redaction, but truth is truth. Or is it? I catch myself wanting to edit my past as well sometimes.
  2. What are you listening to? Vol. XXII

    You are so sweet - thank you! I'm not sure I'll ever make a good hipster, but I would make a damn fine squidbillie. Over the weekend, I was watching one of the news shows and I saw a guy who used to play in Kurt Vile's band The Violators - and he was fair/so-so. His name is Steve Gunn - his guitar work was solid, but he just didn't have the voice to carry it, in my opinion.
  3. What are you listening to? Vol. XXII

    I've got a bunch of his stuff...I adore him. His lyrics crack me up. My fave is his Wakin' on a Pretty Daze.
  4. What are you listening to? Vol. XXI - Soothe Me

    I cannot stop listening to War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, or Lord Huron. I'm also throwing in some Blondie for good measure. Enjoy! The War on Drugs - Red Eyes Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin' Lord Huron - Meet Me in the Woods Blondie - Sunday Girl
  5. I am going to show my age here, but John Lennon's death hurt my heart. Also, I remember hearing that pop rocks and cola would make my stomach explode and that totally freaked me out. I was in second grade, and even then, was chasing the hard news stories.
  6. Let's Talk About Domestic Violence...

    Thank you. I'm doing really well most of the time.
  7. HBO's "Westworld" (Fall 2016 premiere confirmed)

    I tried watching Vinyl. It was awful. I canceled my HBO subscription after GoT finished up last month. I'll monitor this thread; I was interested in Westworld, but decided to wait and see. Vinyl was so bad, I don't trust them right now.
  8. Into the Badlands, Thoughts?

    I only watched this show for the wardrobe and the fight scenes. Both are stellar. Looking forward to the next season.
  9. Best Stephen King movie/tv show adaptations

    I thought the tv version of The Stand was horrific. Molly Ringwald as Fran was like fingernails on a chalkboard. I felt like any moment, Ducky was going to appear, or maybe some other character actor from a John Hughes flick. I actually hoped that this would happen; it would have made The Stand easier to take. The book was good; the tv series sucked. My personal favorite (although I also love Shawshank) is Silver Bullet. I love a good werewolf story, and this one delivers. Gary Busey is actually good...I think he's just playing himself. And the werewolf is super creepy, both as a werewolf and a man.
  10. KC Worldcon T-Shirt Thread

    Men's XL, please. Baitac will pick mine up. Thank you!
  11. Awesome. Awesome to the max.

    I've got tons of blueberries...that's next on my list after my next batch of blackberry jam. I'm so happy I learned how to make jam!
  12. Awesome. Awesome to the max.

    I made blackberry jam today. I have 9 pint jars of beautiful, tasty jam. I am so dang proud of myself...it's the first time I've ever made it. Yay, me!!! Full disclosure: My mother walked me through it. She was bossy but she knows her stuff, so I paid attention. Yay, Mom!!!
  13. Feminism - Distractingly Sexy Edition

    I just came to hide out in this thread for a bit and gird my loins, so to speak. Here lately I have had to deal with several creepy coworkers who seem to think that offers of unsolicited back rubs and beers (when they know I've been in AA for 25+ years) should be met with joyful abandon. And of course, they are now sulking because that didn't happen. I keep thinking that as I get older, this crap will stop.
  14. Infidelity

    This is like blaming the bartender for thoughtlessly over-serving me. I'm a grownup. No one forces me to do anything. If I'm unhappy in a relationship, I need to speak up. That's my responsibility.
  15. Makeup V: Inspired by a Diva

    The mascara name is very annoying, but it's good stuff, so I'm willing to look over it. As far as UD goes, I like their lip glosses. I haven't tried the lipsticks - please advise if you get one/some. I'm also using an eyeliner that came in my Birchbox called "Mr. Write Now." That name totally cracks me up. I know; I'm a goober.