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Divorced geeky mom * I cook & clean, but not for you * I wear heels and lipstick, but would rather be barefoot & no makeup * My hair is longer than you think * Tequila will make my clothes fall off

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  • Gil's Broiler
    • manske cinnamon roll
    • 328 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Sodolak’s Country Inn
    • chicken fried bacon
    • 9711 FM 60 Rd E, Snook, TX 77878
  • Smitty's Market
    • ribs
    • 208 South Commerce Street, Lockhart, TX 78644
apr 18 2010 ∞
dec 23 2013 +
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  • bonsai
  • cooking
  • gardening
  • photography
  • scrapbooking
  • tatting
mar 24 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • build an earth bermed or sheltered home
  • buy a hybrid
  • compost
  • eat at home more
  • eat more raw foods
  • figure out a way to stop all the mailers and ads
    • get rid of my mailbox?
  • get rid of all the food i don't eat/use
    • buy only what i need for the day
  • get rid of most of my stuff
  • no more water bottles
  • plant a vegetable garden
  • ride my bike to work or take the bus
  • shop at local fresh markets
    • make fresh local meals
  • solar water heating
  • use LED lights in the house
mar 24 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • doing the zip line in Jamaica
    • and then again in Puerto Vallarta!
  • graduated with a BS degree in Math, Computer Science & System Design
    • I was one of the few females in the program
    • I was originally an accounting major
  • laughed uncontrollably at my aunt's funeral
    • i tried to stop it but it went from a snicker to muffled smile to an all out belly laugh
    • the pastor kept mixing up the sister's names and added some too
  • punched a kid in the face to protect my sister
    • I was a kid at the time
mar 23 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • sleepwalks and sleeptalks
  • stitches in my head from huge rock dropped on me as a kid
  • appendicitis (1971 - age 11)
  • fractured left wrist playing baseball as a kid
  • faints a lot, especially when I was a teen
  • severe morning sickness when I was pregnant with Grace (1990)
    • spent a few days in the hospital
  • tubal ligation after Alan was born (1993 - age 33)
  • tinnitus
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • hypothyroid
  • insulin resistant
  • double depression
    • major depression
mar 5 2010 ∞
jan 15 2011 +
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  • witnessing a lady get robbed in the parking lot of the theater. i can still see the gun they used as they drove off
  • the time some teenagers blocked me on the slide when i was a kid. i was terrified and screamed bloody murder; i thought they were going to rape me
  • when mom tried to kill herself and dad told me to stay with her while he called the ambulance
  • seeing a guy jump off a highway bridge onto the road we were on 10 seconds ago
  • watching the people across the street abuse a dog
  • getting a hateful letter
    • twice
mar 20 2010 ∞
mar 24 2010 +
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  • aimless
  • atheist
  • boring
  • can't spell simple words
    • i know this sounds trivial but it really bothers me. guess it's my pet peeve
  • dishonest
  • disloyal
  • doesn't like holding hands in public
  • drug user
  • hasn't been working for several months
  • no etiquette
  • no passion
  • silly sense of humor
  • smokes
  • stiff and uneasy to be with
  • too confrontational
  • too opinionated
  • unintelligent
  • uses bad grammar
mar 23 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • Clint Eastwood
  • John Travolta
  • John Wayne
  • Johnny Depp
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Matt Damon
  • Meryl Streep
  • Queen Latifah
  • Robin Williams
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Steve Martin
mar 5 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • cottage on a lonely beach of white sands and palms
  • Germany
  • Great Pyramids at Giza
  • Greek Islands
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jerusalem
  • New England in the Fall
  • Niagra Falls
  • Paris
    • Eiffel Tower
    • The Louvre
  • Peru
    • Cuzco
    • Machu Picchu
    • Nazca Lines
    • walk the Inca Trail
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
mar 4 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • ABBA
  • Alan Jackson
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • David Crowder
  • Def Leppard
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Doobie Brothers
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Eric Clapton
  • George Strait
  • John Denver
  • Kim Richey
  • Led Zepplin
  • Lyle Lovett
  • Lynyrd Skynrd
  • Michael Jackson
  • Queen
  • Rod Stewart
  • Rolling Stones
  • Rush
mar 4 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • Alabama
    • Montgomery
  • Alaska
    • Anchorage airport
    • Icy Strait Point (Hoonah)
    • Juneau
    • Ketchikan
    • Seward
    • Skagway
  • Arizona
    • Flagstaff
    • Grand Canyon
    • Petrified Forest
  • Arkansas
    • Eureka Springs
  • California
mar 4 2010 ∞
jan 3 2017 +
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  • back stage theater work
  • calligrapher
  • document designer
  • gardener/landscaper
  • movie critic
  • secretary
  • sign language interpreter
  • woodworker
mar 24 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • a wisteria covered gazebo
  • bathroom with a view
  • beautiful cottage style gardens
  • glass shower
  • hacienda style (ie, courtyard in the center)
  • large porch wrapping around 3 sides
  • relaxing tub
  • skylights in the bedrooms and living room
  • windows everywhere
  • wood floors
mar 24 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • i can flip my tongue upside down
  • i don't like going down escalators
  • i eat animal crackers by species
  • i can answer the phone and chat while sleeping
  • my tongue has cracks in it - it's called a fissured tongue
  • i always get the wonky fork at restaurants
  • i have a nervous laugh when people are physically hurt
    • when my kids get their immunizations
    • seeing someone fall and hurt themselves
  • i collect matchbooks
    • they are framed in my dining room
    • they still have the matchsticks inside
  • i don't like green peppers
mar 24 2010 ∞
mar 31 2010 +
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  • backgammon
  • charades
  • cranium
  • cribbage
  • password
  • pictionary
  • scattergories
  • scene it
  • sudoku
  • taboo
  • texas hold'em poker
mar 23 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • Ace of Cakes
  • Alaska, The Last Frontier
  • America's Best Dance Crew
  • Arial America
  • Better Call Saul
  • Big Love
  • Biography
  • Black Sails
  • Breaking Bad
  • Central Texas Gardener
  • Chopped
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Grey's Anatomy ♥
  • House
  • Inside the Actor's Studio
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Kitchen Nightmares
  • Last Man Standing
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
mar 20 2010 ∞
jan 3 2017 +
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  • been kissed under the mistletoe
  • been lost
  • been on a plane
  • been skinny dipping outdoors
  • been skydiving
  • been to all 50 states
  • been to Canada
  • been to Europe
  • been to Florida
  • been to Mexico
  • blown bubbles
  • caught a snowflake on my tongue
  • cried myself to sleep
  • done something I told myself I wouldn't
  • gone ice-skating
  • gone on a blind date
  • gone to the movies
  • gone to the movies naked
  • gone to Washington, DC
  • laughed until some kind of beverage came out of my nose
mar 20 2010 ∞
jul 4 2015 +
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  • a great conversationalist; he wants to know my thoughts and i want to know his
  • an independent thinker and self starter
  • ask me to dance. dance with me. teach me to dance
  • flexible and open to change
  • genuine & honest. tell me what you like and what you don't like.
  • intelligent
  • listen to my favorite music even if it's not his cup of tea
  • makes me laugh
  • not afraid to kiss me in public
  • not too rigid to act silly sometimes
  • older than I am
  • outgoing
  • polite to everyone; well mannered
  • pulls me close when we kiss
  • sexually open, willing to experiment, eager to try new things
  • someone easy going, who would be happy sp...
mar 5 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • "and so it goes.... - Linda Ellerbee
  • "it's always something" - Roseanne Roseannadanna
  • Look at your past and thank God. Take a look at your future and trust God. Now, look all around you and serve God. Take a look within yourself and find God.
mar 5 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • as a kid
    • summers with relatives
    • going to Grandma's in Missouri
    • school trip to Hokkaido
    • drama trip to Yokota/Tachikawa
    • stayed in a resort with sulfur springs
    • Corpus Christi/Port Aransas
  • married, no kids
    • Corpus Christi/Port Aransas
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico balloon festival
    • skiing at Red River, New Mexico
  • married, with the kids
    • Inks Lake - camping
    • Port Aransas
    • Perdenales State Park - camping
    • Garner State Park - camping
  • divorced, with the kids
mar 5 2010 ∞
apr 12 2016 +
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I've seen a lot of these as movies, but I'm only counting the books I've read.

  • Pride and Prejudice - Austen
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Lee
  • Jane Eyre - Bronte
  • Gone with the Wind - Mitchell
  • Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
  • The Catcher in the Rye - Salinger
  • Little Women - Alcott
  • A Prayer of Owen Meany - Irving
  • The Stand - King
  • The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
  • Mists of Avalon - Bradley
  • David Copperfield - Dickens
  • Kristen Lavransdotter - Undset
  • Beloved - Morrison
  • Age of Innocence - Wharton
  • The Shell Seekers - Pilcher
  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Hardy
  • The World According to Garp - Irving
  • Catch 22 - Heller
mar 20 2010 ∞
apr 12 2016 +
  • All the hotel key cards you’ve brought home with you
  • The doilies crocheted 35 years ago that got handed down to you
  • CD’s you haven’t listened to in three years or more
  • The boxes of cassettes you’ve been meaning to transfer to CD’s
  • The bread maker
  • Your wedding dress
  • Credit card bills from 2000. and 1999, 1998, 1997...
  • The Allen wrenches from every piece of IKEA furniture you ever assembled
  • The jacket you spent way too much money on and never wore
  • Every scratching post or toy your cat doesn’t like
  • House plants you no longer love
  • The stacks of O Magazine you swear you’ll re-read
aug 29 2010 ∞
aug 29 2010 +
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  • Calliope
  • Clio
  • Erato
  • Euterpe
  • Melpomene
  • Ourania
  • Polymnia
  • Terpsichore
  • Thalia
apr 9 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • chicken wings
  • chili & beans
  • cornbread
  • corned beef & cabbage
  • cream puffs with a vanilla center
  • lemon meringue pie
  • orange sherbet with 7up
  • potato salad
  • rum cake
  • strawberry shortcake
mar 26 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • complete my family tree
  • count my blessings
  • drink more water
  • get the pachinko machines repaired
  • give away most of my money and possessions to random people
    • pay for someone's utility bills
    • pay for the person behind me at the grocery store
  • give someone else the chance that i didn't get
  • go skinny dipping
  • go to a nudist resort
  • help/watch my kids become independent adults
  • hug everyone i love and tell them what they mean to me
  • learn American Sign Language
  • lose 20 pounds
  • see the Northern Lights
mar 24 2010 ∞
jan 3 2017 +
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  • being too shy to speak up in school
  • failed marriage of 16 years
  • getting engaged to Ron
  • not keeping in touch with old friends
  • not working to my full potential
mar 4 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • balance checkbook
  • check desk for dead pens and markers
  • clean expired items out of medicine cabinet
  • clean old items out of pantry
  • clean out a drawer
  • clean out car
  • clean out makeup drawer
  • clean out purse
  • clean out spice cabinet
  • clean out the freezer
  • clean out the fridge
  • clean out wallet
  • clean the bathroom mirrors
  • clean the toilets
  • clear the extra empty hangers out of closet
  • clip coupons from the newspaper
  • do the dishes
  • dust one room
  • empty dishwasher
mar 20 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +
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  • Elementary
    • Cable Elementary
    • Karmusel Elementary
    • Meade Heights Elementary
    • Savage Elementary
    • West Meade Elementary
  • Junior High
    • MacArthur Junior High School
  • High School
    • John Jay High School
    • Misawa High School
  • University
    • Oklahoma State University
    • St Mary's University
    • University of Texas at San Antonio
mar 7 2010 ∞
jan 3 2017 +
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  • keys
  • gum
  • comb
  • aspirin
  • migraine meds
  • cell phone
  • pen
  • driver license
  • ATM card
mar 4 2010 ∞
mar 24 2010 +
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  • A: Alan; Abe (my dalmatian); avocados
  • B: bonsai; bluebonnets
  • C: curry rice; clean house; cruises; calligraphy; Cool Water (my perfume)
  • D: Didi (my dalmatian); disco music
  • E: eating my favorite foods - shrimp, bacon, and avocado
  • F: flowers; fireworks
  • G: Grace; gardening; gifts
  • H: hugs from friends and loved ones; hot tubs
  • I: ice cream floats
  • J: jacuzzi; Jesus; jewelry
  • K: kissing
  • L: listening to music; lavender
  • M: movies at the theater
  • N: napping; nature
  • O: ocean waves; Ombre Rose (perfume I can't find anymore)
  • P: peacocks; parks near my home; parades
  • Q: quilts on my bed
mar 5 2010 ∞
jan 3 2017 +
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  • help out at the elementary school one day a week
    • my kids loved the school
    • those teachers work hard enough as it is
  • read the 100 best loved books
  • read to young children
  • redesign my front and back yard
    • build a water garden
  • take more cruises
  • train my dogs
  • travel
  • travel
mar 4 2010 ∞
jul 30 2010 +