welcome back J Thursday

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Registered: 09-25-2003
welcome back J Thursday
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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 7:21am

Phew, yesterday was a whirlwind, starting with an early morning meeting that took 90 minutes to drive to, work all day, a lawyer-interview-phone-call at the end of the day, an emotional breakdown with dh over the legal issues (this legal stuff keeps making me second guess my past decisions), and, then, linedancing all evening.  Today, I have work, interviews with two more lawyers (where I get to dredge up my dreaded past baggage), and then I will either have a martini or go to dog training, depending on how I feel.  I do not deserve the "gymrat" title this week, as I haven't worked out since last week, unless you count linedancing last night.

Karla, how HORRIBLE for the parents of that girl and the carnage that it leaves behind for everyone who knew her.  I am still "reeling" from my work colleague who did the same, leaving four daughters, a wife, his parents, four siblings, and the "friends" around him.  :(  GR, thanks, as always, for your insights into everyone's "issues."  You are so kind to us all.  :)  Jean, welcome back, and how wonderful for you to have had that time with your daughter!  SJ, running at 6?!  That's FAST!  But I empathize on how you feel after a good cardio workout.  I used to do that frequently, but my foot still hurts me too much for cardio like that with my foot.  :(

Have a great day, everyone...I have way too much to prepare for with these legal interviews/reviews!  YUCK.  *^$&^$($#$()$(__&*(&^*$#%

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 8:05am

Good luck w/ the lawyers. I can't get over how much bad luck you've had with them! How have you found them, through referrals?  It's such a shot in the dark.  Yes, I definitely count line dancing as a workout.  I've felt like a slug, ate my way through NYC but back to regular life now. My daughter is going to hop into my aerial silks lesson today. She's normally at school but on break right now.  It's so cold out these days! If I'm not skiing, I want it warm.






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 9:05am

FSN, I take it you are interviewing new laywers again?  I wish you the best best best of luck.  You deserve it.  I truly hope you can find a worthy ally... otherwise, I think it's time to drop the pharm business and apply for law school.  Wink

Jean, welcome back!  I stayed over FB for the most part in the past week (decompressing from too much people-ness) but the occasional times I logged on,  I saw you were having some grand adventures.  I'm glad you had such a lovely time and I also love that you recognize that your non-vacation-life is pretty awesome too.  (I remind myself of this often.)  

Karla, how's your foot doing?  And how is your family coping with the suicide?  

Happy, it's been my experience that people who retire are WAY busier than when they were working.  At least, they think they are.  Laughing

Had a bit of a snafu yesterday.  I was grocery shopping when best friend texted me and said she was having issues with BF and asked if she could come over.  I intended to have a quiet evening with DH but instead, I "rallied the troops" and DH, OP and I spent the evening with her listening to talk and feeding her chocolate, pineapple cosmos and gluten free pizza.  Poor thing.  

Today, I'm planning to do a strength routine, work, pick up prescriptions, hit the chiropractor and then I'm seeing a concert with best friend tonight.  I realized yesterday that my Brazilian friend arrives a week from Monday AND we're leaving for the AZ BM regional two weeks from yesterday.  So not ready...  

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 12:05pm

You're a good friend.  Although chocolate, pineapple cosmos and pizza aren't a huge sacrifice!  Yeah, you have an awesome real life, too. I couldn't keep up w/ you.  I probably have as many adventures in a year that you have in a week!

LOL, have you all seen this quiz?  I thought of you, GR because of Burning Man.  Honestly, I'm so out of pop culture that I don't even get the references to a good number of questions.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mrloganrhoades/how-white-are-you-really






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 1:36pm

That quiz is a riot, Jean.  Even though I've been on a FB diet this week, I had to post it.  I am "not that white".  Whew!  What  a relief! Wink

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 2:07pm

Fresh-what a nightmare with the lawyers!

Jean and Gym, I took that quiz...lol I'm pretty darn white. ;-)

I have to go to the funeral of my friends daughter tomorrow so I don't think I'll make it here. I have never been to a child's funeral so I can't begin to imagine how awful this is going to be. I am trying not to think about it too much. I went to the salon and got my hair colored and everything possible on my face waxed since I will be seeing all of my highschool friends. I felt guilty endulging knowing what my friend is going through. 

I'm going to run a few miles tonight and I think I'll make chicken salad for dinner. 

Have a good weekend!

Karla
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 2:26pm
Karla, it will comfort your friend to know you are there. I have actually been to several wakes and funerals for young people - one of my cousins died at 18 having her wisdom teeth pulled - very freak occurrence; two of my high school classmates lost younger siblings to cancer; and most horribly, one of the boys in my high school class murdered another classmate. The hardest part to me was to see young people (although I was also a young person) experiencing grief for the first time. My grandmother, who lived in a time when childhood death was common, always said that when children died, they went straight to heaven and sat on Jesus' knee. She had a picture of Jesus in a garden surrounded by children, so the image is very visual to me. I believe that we are all here for exactly the amount of time we are meant to be, that we learn what we need to learn, and do what we need to do...and then God brings us home...to live forever in Paradise, where we will meet again. I am not a 'religious' person, but I have a strong sense that there is something after this - and I figure if I am wrong, it won't really matter. Anyway, just your presence will be comforting, and whatever that girl was suffering from, she is at peace now. Her race run, her journey done. You will hold her in your hearts, and acts of kindness will come from the tragedy. Sending you (((hugs))))
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 3:09pm

I would guess that you'll be much more consoling after being waxed.  The comfort will float out of your body more easily and won't get tangled up in facial hair.  Right?  Right?!?!  

(My apologies.  I'm a bad person.  But you guys know that.  Just trying to add some levity.)  

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 5:31pm

I got about 6. Riding a unicycle is white? Hmmm... LOL at #67--never been the only white person in the room?  Ummm, yeah, since I'm not white.  I also didn't know BM was white but it makes sense. Now that I think of it that way, I'd love to go. I want to be the old Asian woman who does parkour and aerial silks at the Deviant Playground!  That would be really awesome.

Karla, indulge.  I know it might seem frivolous but honestly that's what I'd want for my funeral. For people not to be too serious and afraid to do the wrong thing. That and for them to parkour over my casket.  

SJ, that would be the hard part of a funeral--the others who are young and experiencing it for the first time.  That's a nice, heartfelt post.  






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 6:13pm

Jean, at your earliest convenience, I'm going to need you to fill out your Advanced Health Directive that states your DNR preferences and add a clause that parkour will be available at the wake, literally, over your dead body.  Wink  Perhaps I have a morbid sense of humor today but that is cracking me up... 

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 6:57pm

Ha, I'd add an aerial silks over the casket for the people who've said they'd do it over my dead body... I've already said I wanted the money for a funeral to go towards planting bulbs on the slope so that every spring it'll be reminders of me on the double blacks.    Yeah, I'll join you on morbid humor.  But, I really am a believer in celebrating a person's life, not being sad over the death. Just wait until I find new passions to add onto this. It's going to be a wild celebration.






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