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treehugger
post Sep 5 2007, 04:49 PM
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hehe...I'd be pimping em, saying "i better never see you helping EACH OTHER with yer tires"... wink.gif


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kiss_the_fiddler
post Sep 5 2007, 03:41 PM
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Heya, I don't know where to post this but it was funny and I wanted to say it somewhere.

As you know, I'm a member of our local volunteer fire department. I've worked hard for the department and I consider myself to be just one of the guys, even though I'm the only woman firefighter. I change clothes in the truck bay where they change clothes, I sleep in the trucks with them, we work very close together and have what I consider to be a mutual respect.

Today, we had a call. Driving back to the fire hall after the call, I notice that my car parked in the lot has a flat tire. I mention it in passing and we go in and rehab our equipment. When we're finished, I say that I'm going to go deal with my flat tire. I go out to the lot and begin to change my tire, by myself. In a few minutes, the other two firefighters come out, say they're going to lunch, wave goodbye and drive off - leaving me to finish changing the tire on my car all by myself. Proof positive that I'm one of the guys. I was a little peeved that they didn't offer to help me. I would have said thanks but I've got it, but they could at least have offered. But more than that, I'm proud that I'm just one of the guys there. It feels good.

fiddler (who can be a very girly girl sometimes)


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raisingirl
post Mar 1 2007, 07:41 PM
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PANTIES! ew.
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maimy
post Mar 1 2007, 07:17 PM
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*Must start to actually read those now*
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raisingirl
post Mar 1 2007, 07:09 PM
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I was quoted in the BUST email newsletter thingie AGAIN?! And this time for saying something totally inane. Gee... thanks?! biggrin.gif
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stargazer
post Feb 23 2007, 08:21 AM
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I got an internship position, which in itself is no big deal. Many people getting their doctorates have done it too. But, it just feels so good after the rough couple of years I've had. It feels so good!


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Phantom
post Feb 19 2007, 07:59 PM
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Wow, I wish I paid more attention in history class! A lot of authors of novels post the first chapter in various places on the Internet to get their audience hooked - will you be doing that when your book?
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maimy
post Feb 14 2007, 07:29 PM
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Phantom, the Gallic wars significantly predated my period - I'm in the 4th/5th centuries AD, so more of a Frankish and Gallo-Roman dynamic. (There is also a sequel for which I have a chunk of outlining and a first chapter written, but as it is about a scion of the family who married into another culture, it departs from this setting into more Byzantine territory.)
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Phantom
post Feb 12 2007, 08:51 PM
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QUOTE(maimy @ Feb 10 2007, 04:37 PM) *

Phantom, it's a historical novel set in late antiquity in Gaul. Up to 211 pages since the December 5 post (and the sequel, which has been forming more slowly alongside the first work, is up to 74 pages of outlining and notation; though there's very little final writing in the second, the deployment of research is a big part of this process, so getting 74 pages in order and into place is pretty good).

...and it's not even pure fiction! That's ambitious. Is it a war novel? I looked up Gaul, and much of what I found is about the Gallic Wars.

QUOTE(curioushair @ Feb 10 2007, 06:18 PM) *

Thanks. My traffic only shot up for two hours on the Thursday afternoon I got "best blog." (I guess that's how long it took me to fall off their website's front page.) It didn't lead hordes of readers to my site, but that's okay. It was in the print edition, too, and a few of my mom's friends congratulated me on my "article." I though that was funny.

You're welcome. wink.gif
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crazyoldcatlady
post Feb 10 2007, 07:16 PM
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girtrouble, let us know when/where you're featured on the site smile.gif

and, because i'm on a roll this week...


i TOTALLY got to shake Hillary Clinton's hand and have a brief two-liner with her today smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
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curioushair
post Feb 10 2007, 05:01 PM
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QUOTE(Phantom @ Feb 9 2007, 02:25 AM) *

Hey now, some of those Gorillas can be pretty hot...uh...or so I've heard. unsure.gif Moving right along, you're still doing better than I am with my myspace blog, which nobody. ever. reads. EVER.

P.S.

I love your Lego dominatrix avatar. I ate slept and drank Legos when I was a kid.


Thanks. My traffic only shot up for two hours on the Thursday afternoon I got "best blog." (I guess that's how long it took me to fall off their website's front page.) It didn't lead hordes of readers to my site, but that's okay. It was in the print edition, too, and a few of my mom's friends congratulated me on my "article." I though that was funny.


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maimy
post Feb 10 2007, 03:20 PM
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Phantom, it's a historical novel set in late antiquity in Gaul. Up to 211 pages since the December 5 post (and the sequel, which has been forming more slowly alongside the first work, is up to 74 pages of outlining and notation; though there's very little final writing in the second, the deployment of research is a big part of this process, so getting 74 pages in order and into place is pretty good).
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girltrouble
post Feb 10 2007, 02:41 PM
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yay! my first commsion (sp?) for a painting. there are still details to nail down, but yay! oh and i might be on a late night cable axcess show talking about transgenderism and my paintings and i am supposed to be written up on a website soon...

*starts singing 'fame' and dancing around*
*i feel it coming together..."
/dorkyness


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curioushair
post Feb 10 2007, 09:31 AM
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QUOTE(crazyoldcatlady @ Feb 9 2007, 11:58 PM) *

i totally got quoted in a prominent and prestigious medical journal!

...but it was uncredited sad.gif

but yay! my words in print!


Congratulations. I'm sorry you weren't credited though. I've had that happen before -- with photos, not words. On one hand, "Yay! I got noticed!" On another, "But nobody knows it's me!" Kind of stings a litte.


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crazyoldcatlady
post Feb 9 2007, 05:41 PM
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i totally got quoted in a prominent and prestigious medical journal!

...but it was uncredited sad.gif

but yay! my words in print!
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puppykitty
post Feb 8 2007, 08:28 PM
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I'm gonna brag for a sec.

I got a new job as a line cook at a fancy schmancy fine dining restaurant, and although I was scared as hell to start off with, I am kicking ass!!! I have been whipping the desserts out (it feels like - I'm actually kind of slow), and one of the servers said yesterday that the desserts have been coming out gorgeous. Yay for me.

My trainer said that although I'm not fast yet (she doesn't expect me to be right off the bat), I have been doing everything RIGHT, so that's an awesome start, and better than she can say about others she has trained.

One more thing. I listen to "The World" on NPR every day, and I love the GeoQuiz, but it's always so effing hard. Two days ago, I solved it! Hells yeah! I solved it before Lisa Mullens even finished describing the location! You know why I solved it? BECAUSE I AM THE SMARTEST PERSON IN THE WORLD!!!

OK, maybe not that, but I am now an official NPR-dork.


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Phantom
post Feb 8 2007, 08:08 PM
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QUOTE(maimy @ Dec 5 2006, 08:04 PM) *

I'll brag about writing too - my novel-thing is 177 pages, and I am on track to the goal of 200 by New Year's. Wewt.

Congratulations! I never had the attention span to write a novel. What's it about?

QUOTE(go_kayte @ Jan 3 2007, 07:51 PM) *

I won two straight leg falls in indian leg wrestling! Against the guy who before was undefeated! That makes me the new unofficial indian leg wrestling champ! (We're thinking of creating a league)

I've heard of leg wrestling, but I've never tried it. It sounds like fun.

QUOTE(curioushair @ Jan 28 2007, 10:03 AM) *

A local "alternative paper" gave me "blog of the week." (Which is probably like being voted prettiest gorilla. for all I know. Yay?) It didn't cause the spike in traffic that I expected/feared, but being noticed is nice. (She says as she retreats to the underground.)

Hey now, some of those Gorillas can be pretty hot...uh...or so I've heard. unsure.gif Moving right along, you're still doing better than I am with my myspace blog, which nobody. ever. reads. EVER.

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I love your Lego dominatrix avatar. I ate slept and drank Legos when I was a kid.
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curioushair
post Jan 28 2007, 08:46 AM
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A local "alternative paper" gave me "blog of the week." (Which is probably like being voted prettiest gorilla. for all I know. Yay?) It didn't cause the spike in traffic that I expected/feared, but being noticed is nice. (She says as she retreats to the underground.)


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housewife
post Jan 24 2007, 01:35 PM
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QUOTE(roseviolet @ Jan 24 2007, 10:00 AM) *

[Gives my fellow housewife a big High 5]
That is fabulous!!! Congrats!




: ) thanks!


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post Jan 24 2007, 08:43 AM
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That is fabulous!!! Congrats!
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