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Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
10:20 pm - Drinking tea, closing my eyes for a moment and thinking.....

2014 is ending. Quickly. As in 1 hour and 59 minutes from now. I can't say that 2014 was my favorite year, but it was a year of tremendous growth and change that was sorely necessary. This year is ending with none of the "woulda, coulda, shoulda" vibe that 2010 and 2011 brought, none of the terrible pain and anguish that painted the majority of 2012, and none of the hopeful optimism that things would go in the way that I was nudging them to go that ended my experiences in 2013.

I've noticed that 2014 has been characterized by the realization and acceptance of my own idiosyncrasies, and embrace of myself for who I am and less reliance on the past directing my future. I've made friends, made mistakes and lost friends, realized who to trust and how much trust to extend. I've also gradually realized that perhaps its not the best policy to let everyone know your every thought and ever idea....because frankly....others can care less.
That has been a painful lesson....and one that I would have preferred to have learned years before....but there's no such thing as it being 'too late' to learn some meaningful life lessons. Even at 30.

So, introducing myself: I'm Mimi, not far from my 31st birthday and divorced. I am a recent college grad, earning a BA in Political Science. I work in Sales for an Internet based company. My job is a real highlight of my life, and I love the company that I work for and enjoy working alongside my colleagues. They teach me so much!

In my spare time, I read, craft and try to get out for long walks whenever possible. I'm just interested in connecting with people in the same age group and who are interesting with lively ideas.

current mood: tired

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Saturday, November 15th, 2014
4:58 pm - Friend Me!

I'm Jen, 32 years old. I currently live in Tampa, FL but am originally from Northern Virginia. I live with my boyfriend, Brian, and our 3 cats. I'm down-to-earth and open-minded. Just looking for a few like-minded individuals I can feel comfortable sharing the most personal parts of my life with. I'm not judgemental in any way and very accepting of all different lifestyles, ethnic/cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, etc. Just be you and I'll be me.

I smoke cigarettes (trying to quit, of course), used to smoke pot (until it gave me panic attacks), curse pretty frequently, and don't have a problem talking about my sex life in some detail. I suffer from depression and an anxiety disorder but don't write about it often...if ever...you're more likely to just notice these things peeking out from beneath my subject matter. I'm friendly, believe in Karma and "what goes around, comes around," and try my best to be a good human being in general.

There's a whole lot more to know about me so if you're curious, send me a request. Hope to see you soon. :)

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Sunday, October 19th, 2014
5:47 pm - Москва, "Дождь-Мажор", 09.11.14

Абсолютно Хорошее Настроение
Отряд Джона В Окружении!
Обломок Унитаза
Каспар Хаузер

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м. Семёновская, ул. Измайловский вал, дом 2
Встреча в Контакте

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Saturday, July 26th, 2014
1:59 pm - Hope someone is still around.
optimgr I'm a 37 yr old guy from Pennsylvania. I have 3 children of my own and live with my gf and her 2 children. I'm into sports,music and reading. I work in retail currently but looking for a new job so it may or may not be in the same field. Looking for new friends to chat with about whatever.

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Monday, June 30th, 2014
5:35 pm - Intro to Me

Hi all,

I'm a 37 yr old female in a serious, committed relationship. We have one dog and one cat, but no kids (now or ever!). I had an account on LJ years ago, but deleted it and disappeared for a bit. I'm just returning, but still don't have much interesting stuff to say! ;)
I'm on my 3rd round of being laid off, so I will likely talk/complain about that a lot. Otherwise, I have several health issues that I try not to dwell on, but they do rear their ugly heads once in a while. The worst at the moment are an anxiety disorder (made worse by the aforementioned unemployment), and Fibromyalgia (also made worse by he unemployment/stress).
I'm open-minded, big-hearted, silly, and sometimes all-out crazy (my first few entries aren't anything to go by - they're the anxiety/boredom side). I'm looking for people who laugh and can make me laugh, who can sympathize/empathize, but who aren't all drama-crazy. I'm shy at first, but a total chatterbox once I get to know people. :)

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
10:08 am - vintage typewriter typers

To whom it may concern:

OMG! where are all the vintage typewriter typers from lj?! Why is blogspot so popular with bloggers who post their hard copy, manually typed pages in their blogs. Jeez, they've even labeled them with tags called typecasts. C'mon ljers! this is my last resort before giving up the hunt. Please get your typewriters out and take a picture of them and the stuff you type with them.

I swear, what this livejournal blog needs is a community named "fukc_computers".


Bier de Stone

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Monday, November 11th, 2013
7:18 pm - Still here?

I haven't heard much from this community lately, and I was wondering if anyone here is still active on lj. 

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Sunday, May 12th, 2013
4:13 pm - Here's my request

So, this is my second attempt at an anonymous blog where I spill my guts on the internet. I want to get a lot of stuff off my chest and let it be messy and icky and not tie it up with pretty bows (though I promise if there's adult content, I'll put it behind a cut and clearly label it as such). If you'd like to be part of this project, please add me.

Otherwise, I'm mid-thirties, female, and live in the Detroit suburbs.

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Sunday, February 10th, 2013
6:10 pm

We, in the over 30s group, are kind of on a cusp. Many of us I think can remember a time before the internet. I certainly can. I can also remember the advent of the internet and people saying "Oh man, if you google sex you get millions of hits". This got me to thinking.

The following poll may result in a lot of "no" answers, as I am aware there are many reasons to answer "no", ranging from not thinking attitudes have changed, through it being a cycle, or an evolution, or other aspects of society, the media etc. Please feel free to explain your answer in the comments if you so wish.

Oh and the poll answer options were stolen from the band They Might Be Giants.

Do you think the internet has played a role in changing the sexual habits of younger (teens and twenty somethings) people these days?

I don't know
Can you repeat the question?

current mood: contemplative

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Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
4:02 pm - New LJ user
allkindsoffedup Hello everyone!

I am not new to journaling, been doing it my whole life, but never an online journal. Journals to me are not to be shared with those you know, but decided I am not opposed to strangers reading it. I won't give too many personal details. Other than I am mid thirties unhappily married. Have a teenager (the true love of my life). Now I also have an inexperienced boy toy, who it will be fun to teach the ropes to.

My music is eclectic and revolves a lot around my daughter's interests (think warped tour bands). My favorite hobbies would be reading, writing, and dancing.

I would like to add friends so I have something to read on here.

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Saturday, December 15th, 2012
3:18 pm

I loved Kim Wilde in the '80s. Now my love for her has been rekindled as a result of this impromptu performance on a London train.

Gotta love alcohol, the '80s, modern technology and of course the London transportation system.

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7:40 am - On Darkness and Light

Cross-Posted from My Journal:

Again we are bombarded with the news of a horrible tragedy.  As a natural reaction, people quickly start to express their beliefs about what will "solve" this problem and where those beliefs conflict debate ensues.  I'm not going to even pretend to have a clue about "The Answer."  If I did, I'd bottle it up and give it away.  Having no grasp of The Answer, I sit here and contemplate the darkness.

A few months ago, I had the good fortune to spend time with a very wise group of people.  One evening, during a group discussion I alluded to the despair that I had felt when realizing just how much darkness is in the world, and I talked about how important I thought it was to surround myself with people who were about spreading light. I also mentioned that it helped me feel better to realize that a little bit of light could wash away a lot of darkness.

One particularly wise man in the group responded to what I said.  He acknowledged that there was a lot of darkness in the world, but his message was not to despair.  He reminded me that light is only light in contrast to darkness.  Without one, you can't have the other - Yin and Yang.

That made me relize that I couldn't, and indeed shouldn't, ever try and think of eliminating darkness.  Instead what I needed to do was just focus on spreading as much light as I can.

Which brings me to the story of a boy named Josh ...Collapse )

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Friday, September 14th, 2012
5:32 pm - Hello!

I posted in a few other add-me communities a while back, so if you feel like you've seen me before - it's not deja vu. :) I'd still like some more friends, so I'm posting a few new places.

I am 31, male, living in Michigan. I am happily married, though our relationship is anything but normal. We are Childfree, so if that's you as well, you should DEFINITELY add me. I work in a "geeky" job, and do things on the side like photography, geocaching, reading, watching more TV than is probably good for me, and leading an interfaith spirituality discussion group.

I'm really looking for people who will be active in reading and commenting, and who post enough in-depth material (not just Facebook status updates) that I can do the same for them. I don't have a minimum requirement or anything, but if I never hear from you, well...y'know. I prefer people who think deeply without overthinking.

You can expect to read stories from my past, attempts at insight into my present, and occasional hopes for my future, with the occasional rant thrown in. I don't often post about politics, though I tend toward liberalism and I do plan one entry on it soon. Any entries on spirituality are not intended to convince anyone of anything.

If that sounds interesting, let me know. I don't mind if you decide later that I'm not for you. :)

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
8:54 am - Hi there!

My name is Jaime. I am 35 years old and the mom of a 13 year old boy and a 5 year old girl. I've been on Livejournal for about 10 years, though I haven't posted a whole lot lately...primarily because I don't really have many friends on there. I used to be super active and loved LJ so much but FB killed my LJ, seems like all my friends went over there so I followed them. Now I only have a handful of people who post regularly so I can not come around for a month and it still only takes me a half hour to read everyone's stuff. I want more to read!

I don't really have any friend requirements, you can be whoever you want to be. But let me tell you about me and you can decide if I fit your requirements. I'm a liberal hippy who is very pro equal rights for everyone. I probably won't post THAT much about politics but when I do, just know where I stand. I care a lot about what is put in our food and bodies...I'm sort of crunchy but not to the point where I'm overkill. I have a great sense of humor, I'm sarcastic and snarky, and I try to constantly evolve myself as a person. I love ghost hunting, doing crazy new things and shameful reality television. I work at a liquor store part time, stay at home with my kids the rest of the time and I'm getting ready to go back to school.

I've only got one entry in the last however long but that's going to change. I miss Livejournal. I want to bring it back into my life. Can you help me with that? If so, add me :)

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
7:03 pm

I'm going through a rough patch today. I feel like the world is overrun with stupidity and rubbish. I'm thinking of popular culture and currents events in particular. I don't watch television, but I'm online a lot.

I am listening to the Penguin Cafe Orchestra in an attempt to neutralize this disheartening feeling.

I could use some reminders, some evidence, that intelligence, beauty, and refinement still exist.

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012
12:56 pm - What about you?

Apparently I have no gratitude.

All of us have probably heard about the supposed benefits of gratitude exercises, like keeping a gratitude journal. Last night I tried to think of three things I was grateful for that day. And ... Nothing. Zilch. I could think of nothing. It's like my brain couldn't even think that way. 

Maybe I'm an ingrate.

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Sunday, December 18th, 2011
7:36 pm - toys back in our day

I'm sure this has been done to death, butI was just watching some stand up bits from Billy Gardell (the guy from Mike & Molly)He's not a whole lot older than me, so his stand up act really hits home. Especially when he talks about the way he was raised.One of the topics he brought up was how different it is to be a kid nowadays. He mentioned a roll of caps and a rock and I thought it was hysterical. That was one of my brother's favorite things to do! It got me thinking of other "toys" we had as kids. We'd steal some tupperware from my mom to help make snow forts, etc. Ah, the memories.

current mood: nostalgic

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Friday, November 11th, 2011
5:50 pm - Earworms - Top Five

My dear friend used a term once that described a song that gets stuck in one's head and will not leave. She called them "Earworms".

Lately have a song that has been taking up all my extra processing in my head and will not get out. Here is the 5 that get stuck in my gray matter far too often...

1 Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks (the one that inspired the post)
2 Oompa Loompa from the Gene Wilder take on Willie Wonka
3 Beethoven's 9th Symphony - (usually the second movement)
4 Let it Snow
5 Dream a Little Dream of Me (the Momma Cass version - and usually accompanied by an inner visual of Momma Cass in a grass skirt with a uke - hey, I didn't say these things were supposed to be things we LIKED)

Oh there are more... but these are the top five for me. (Honorable mention to the theme of the Muppet Show and Leif Erickson by Interpol)

What are yours?

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
3:42 pm

Looking to meet new LJers. I'm late-30s, married to the love of my life. I am living in NC and have two nearly grown stepchildren. Both are away at college. My journal is mostly:

* Recipes
* Interior Design
* Gardening
* Movie Reviews
* Photography
* Weight Loss
* Military Support
* Health and Fitness
* Creative Writing

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
8:52 pm - open book

Have you ever picked up a book looked at the cover and thought hmm I don't know?  Then you dared to skim it a little bit. The table of contents spurred your interest a little more.  You could tell it had some adventures, hopes, and dreams.  There was romance,  passion, and everyday joys. You found values, dedication, and friendships.  There were stories of struggles met with positive attitude, level-headness, little to no drama, courage, and hard work.   Scenes that made you cry, laugh, or beg for more (really beg for more).  There were scenes where you felt an understanding, a connection about a common cause, activity or experience.  Once you started, you had to know all the secrets, all the surprises...the whole story.  Well, welcome to the life a single woman with two wonderful children, a handful of very close friends, and a fresh start on life.  My 39th birthday is approaching and it is time for me to take my reins of destiny.  This journal will capture the moments, or snapshots, of me.  I wont hold anything back. Life is short and I plan to live it to the fullest.

Feel free to add

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