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sybarite
post Apr 27 2006, 05:02 AM
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(((tallgirl and radar))) My mister fielded similar incompetence when he bought his place. So frustrating. Hope your tactics work and the waiting period flies by.

((morington)) Stupid boys.

Mando, you're my hero as always. One of these days we have to meet up for a long evening of shared vices! :-)

So this morning it was our turn to fight. It was one of those fights which blow up out of nowhere and led to slammed doors and no pre-work reconciliation. It'll be okay I think (and IMO things needed to be said--but I would say that) but it left an icky taste in my mouth. Stupid boys, mark II.

So jealous of scenic scottish sauna fun!! Four years I lived in Bonny Ecosse and *cough* never actually made it to the Highlands. I know a great seafood place on Lough Fine tho'.

Fina, I too find I sleep better if I've exercised that day, but not too close to bedtime. Time in the fresh air helps too, as my gran used to say.
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tallgirl
post Apr 26 2006, 08:13 PM
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Happy Belated Birthday and house congratulations to RoseV!
~~Vibe-o-rama~~ for Mandi's appraisal turning out spectacularly!
So, so, so glad to hear you're safe, Antiotter - and with new furniture to boot!
~*~Wedding countdown calm vibes for PixieDust!~*~
~$~Money vibes for Lively & everybody else who needs 'em!~$~
Glad to hear the picture-taking house visit went well, Amilita!
~~Everything get better soon vibes for kick-ass mama Damona!~~
~~Happy test vibes for Anoushh!~~
~~You're getting sleepy vibes for Fina!~~
~~No more fighting, just fun making up vibes for Sidecar!~~
(((((((Everybody!!!)))))))

To back up the story of the lovely PlumWine: She and I have been swooning over the beautiful hunk o' man that is Bryan Blaylock for years. None of those pictures do him justice, because none of them show him in full, middle of May in Texas, tan, shirtless, glistening with sweat, muscled glory. Nor do they capture the true joy he gets out of performing or out of the music he helps create. When you mix all of that together, seeing him on the stage (particularly at Faire, but in other venues as well) is intoxicating. So yes, darling Mandi, get yourself down here and we'll make sure you get an eyefull... and I'll even throw in some one-on-one TallBean time. Tempting, no?

House update: As of my last post on Monday, we were waiting and hoping that the information the seller's realtor intended to present to the appraiser would give him reason to raise his final number. She was supposed to talk to him by the end of the day Monday, so we were hoping to hear something back by today. Radar called the appriaser this afternoon, and was told that the appriaser was not considering raising his number - because the seller's realtor hadn't sent him anything. He hadn't heard from her. So our realtor called the seller's realtor to get an explanation. Her reason? She didn't know what paperwork to send the appriaser, so she just didn't do anything. So now we know for sure - no longer just suspect - that this lady's a true real estate professional. So our realtor decided to light a fire under her - he told her that if by the end of business tomorrow she hasn't contacted the appraiser to make a good faith effort to get him to raise his number, we're filing the paperwork to get our earnest money returned and the whole deal is off. It's only half a bluff. We still want the house - very much so - and if they're willing to sell it to us at the appraised value (the highest amount our mortgage company will let us pay for it) then we'll gladly buy it. But if they won't sell it to us for that price, then we simply can't get it. And while they haven't explicitly said that they won't sell it to us for the appraised value if it doesn't get raised, the fact that their realtor is dragging her heels so much does not bode well. In fact, it makes me question whether her lack of professionalism in this one area means that she hasn't even told the homeowners that the appraisal came in low. And if that's the case - well, it's gonna be a rude awakening to them when they get the form saying we want our money back and they have to start over. Especially seeing as how they're building a new house for themselves and will need to be out of this one and out from under this mortgage to be able to get into the new one.

Anyway. I think I'll leave the rest of the gory details about this evening's thermonuclear meltdown for my LJ. Let's just say that a) I think I need my meds adjusted and b) I'm sure glad Radar really really loves me. Hugs & Love to all!!! *mwah!*


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One day... one day there will be peace in my heart, order in my head, and simple silence all around. I just hope I live to see it.
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dusty
post Apr 26 2006, 06:24 PM
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Ah. Alcohol and sleeping. You say you have no problem *getting* to sleep, Fina, but you wake up and can't get back? If you drink before you go to bed, eventually you can wake up in the wee small hours because you are thirsty. Drink can put you to sleep, but ultimately it is too dehydrating to keep you asleep.

"Who put that bullet hole in Peggy's kitchen wall?" Oops, sorry. Bruce Cockburn. Yay for Antiotter!
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txplumwine
post Apr 26 2006, 05:42 PM
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Yay Otter! If I didn't express this before...holy shit, I'm glad you're OK!

Mandi, I adore you. Get your sweet arse down to TX at the right time, and I will personally escort you to see him live and in 3-D HoooMahGAWDHe'sHotIcolor. (What do you have planned for Memorial Day weekend? :-) )

I am still at work but will shecky in later.
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antiotter
post Apr 26 2006, 05:06 PM
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From: Portland, Oregon USA


I came home to find the bullet holes in my walls patched, and the delivery truck from the furniture store waiting for me.

Who has a new bedroom set? Me!
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amilita
post Apr 26 2006, 04:54 PM
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Oh, sorry! Kitten War!

Unfortunately, you can't go to a certian loveable fur baby (ahem, Wally) and vote, you just have to start voting and see who comes up. But you can search his results through the kitten search on the left and see how he's doing...so far, it is:

won 29
lost 16
draw 10

ETA: I never knew how many people named their cat Loki until I started doing Kitten War obsessively.
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mornington
post Apr 26 2006, 04:22 PM
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woo! for ((((mando's))) appraisal going well & good luck to the kidlet for tonight
(((fina))) I'm completely usless on cures but I hope you get some sleep - although a glass of something alcoholic sends me to sleep quickly too (hot toddy?)
(((syb)))
(((sidecar))) I know the sympathy is late, but it's there
(((anoushh))) yay! for good news so far & I'll keep parts crossed
yay! for SapphMan (and boo! for knitting students not pitching up)
yay! for departing asshats (((crassy)))
(((faith, dusty, amilita, pixie, damona, txplum, tallgirl, dm, vesica, and everyone else)))

can i second the motion for the burglar/shirt story? and also the kittenwar linky?

Well, other than being in my pjs and ready for bed more because I haven't bothered to get dressed, not much is going on chez mornington (although chez daphne is a hive of eating, running, and mess-making).

I've been having an angst... basically the nice boy I *ahem* saw before I went lambing has gone awol/stopped talking to me. I don't know whether I sent mixed messages, the wrong messages, or what, but... argh! Feeling a little hacked off and well... flat.
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sidecar
post Apr 26 2006, 03:48 PM
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(((mando))) glad the appraisal went well.
(((fina))) i sleep great when i have a glass of red wine in the evening.
(((syb and amilita and crassy))) thanks for the sympathy -- we don't fight hardly at all, but the last couple days we've been all bickery.
(((anoushh))) crossed parts for you.

ETA: (((sapphy)))) congrats to sapph-man! and did you see who's not retiring? i can't decide if that gets a "woo" or a "meh?"

i will have pug pictures, and not just any pug pictures: pug pictures with sophie, who is rather large. it is cute overload. the pug is staying with us this weekend, so i'm sure i won't get any sleep, but the cuteness factor will make up for it.
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mandolyn
post Apr 26 2006, 03:15 PM
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profuse apologies for barging in and grubbing for vibes without reading earlier. it's been a hectic day. but my bad. i don't like doing that.

*sigh of relief* i think it went well. she was very nice and i do believe she knows her stuff. she's a realtor and has a listing up the street going for an UNGODLY amount of money. if that thing sells even close to what they're asking, our property value will go thru the roof. even if our house is the crappiest one on the block (which it is).

but thanks for the vibage, especially (((rose))) and (((amilita))) and (((dusty)))!

good god, am i jealous of the Great Scottish Sauna Expedition! i shall eagerly await gory details and photos.

(((fina))) if you're looking for pharmaceutical-based sleep advice, than i'm your man. actually, i bet your fun-filled, relaxing weekend away will break your insomnia rut. is it this coming weekend?

i want to vote for wally! did i miss the kittenwar link?

(((sybarite))) fie on m.i.a. pals! i'm happy to step up to the plate and shower you with affectionate emails. except i don't think i have your email address. please remedy!

(((sidecar)))
*all-will-be-well vibes for (((anoushh & bebe)))*

sapphy, give sapphman a woot from me!

faith, color me jealous. i could use a weekend like that. i haven't let loose in way too long. and i've never really been to AC (only Trump Castle for a few hrs once, it's not even on the boardwalk), and i only live a few hrs away.

damona, i'm clueless with websites. i bet sapphy could give you some good advice - her site is rad. what about ebay?

antikvetch: tonight's the kidlet's spring band concert. the one i live for all year (especially since i was sick and meeced the xmas concert *sniffle*). i adore the jazz band, which they always save for last, their ties askew - and the girls don ties special - sleeves rolled up, all casual-looking. you can tell the kids feel Super Cool & Oh So Hip! watch i tear up & embarrass the kidlet again.

*off to google Bryan Blaylock ... yum*


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and what i need is all around me."
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dusty
post Apr 26 2006, 02:57 PM
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(((((appraisal vibes))))))))
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amilita
post Apr 26 2006, 02:29 PM
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~~~~appraisal vibes~~~~
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roseviolet
post Apr 26 2006, 02:18 PM
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~$~$~$~$~ emergency appraisal vibes! ~$~$~$~$~
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mandolyn
post Apr 26 2006, 02:11 PM
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please commence appraisal vibage pretty please? she's actually stalking the house right now. i'm idiotically pretending i don't know she's here, to buy time for the mr to get home cuz he knows what to tell her, as far as the improvements we've made. color me clueless. i think our house is shit.

and i'm only just realizing, i know two appraisers i could've tried to get instead of a stranger. one of which worked it for us when we bought the house. i am a dumbass.

back to catch up later .... promise.


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and what i need is all around me."
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crassy_mcnasty
post Apr 26 2006, 02:02 PM
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(((faith)))

sapphy, awesome news about mr. saph's freelance work!

oh my gawd, please someone recap the story of the burglar and the shirt!

~*~*~*annoush's scan*~*~*

(((sidecar))) (((amilita))) ridiculous fights suck ass! last night the mr. & I had a fight over which exit is best to get home from trader joes and i said "this whole route is a waste of time" to which he replied "this whole conversation is a waste of time" and we laughed all the way home.

kittenwar?!? where!?!

(((fina))) i find i sleep better when i've gone to the gym 2-3 hours before bedtime and read fiction for 20 mintues to get my mind at ease before getting into bed.


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fina
post Apr 26 2006, 12:59 PM
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~~~~~Vibes for Anoushh~~~

Hi Sapphy! Hi Faith!

Excellent dvd Dusty!

My dad is having a garage sale and wants to sell all my stuff. He was happy enough to store it in his basement for 8 years until he moved so I don't really see why he needs to get rid of it now but as I don't really remember what's in there I guess he can flog it. I told him my brownie badges are precious and he has to keep those.

Guess who's having a weekend away in the Highlands at a bunkhouse with a SAUNA with Bunny and Lys and Le Garcon?!!! And we're going to a forestry heritage theme park with those log chute waterslides. Fuckin' A! So. Much. Fun.

In less fun news I have developed insomnia and it completely sucks. I can get to sleep fine, but wake up between 2-5 am and cannot get back to sleep for several hours. Any suggestions not involving milk, warm or otherwise, before bed are welcome. I've only had it for two weeks and am in awe of the people I know who have had sleeping problems for years. I just cannot cope with waking up at 5 on a saturday morning for no reason.
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amilita
post Apr 26 2006, 12:33 PM
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~~~vibes for anoushh and the little one~~~

((sidecar)) I hate the fighting, too. The Mr. and I have been way too much lately. Bleh.

I get to help watch a friend of a friend's newborn tomorrow morning...she is getting her an in-home massage. I'm excited because I don't get any baby time these days. Yay! It's also fun to pitch in and help a friend do something nice for someone else, even if I don't know her.

Got lots to do at the gallery today, but I'm BUSTing and doing KittenWar endlessly in the hopes of being able to vote for Wally. Ha. :-) He's won most of his battles so far!

~~~general vibes for all!~~~
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anoushh
post Apr 26 2006, 11:32 AM
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Good news so far! Thanks!!
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sybarite
post Apr 26 2006, 08:48 AM
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((((anoushh))))Thinking of you and vibing for the test and results. Good luck.

((sidecar)) I hate fighting with the mr too. It just makes me want to move to Australia.

I'm so damn behind on the birthdays. Happy belated RV, and I'm glad you're settling in so well!

I'm being productive but damn am I moody. I blame PMS, as I've also become clumsy as hell. I so want to go off and buy shedloads of lovely summer stuff, but I can't because I'm broke. Wah.

Also, after bombarding me with affection and emails en masse, friends from different parts of the world have gone all radio silence, leaving me all 'guys? Guys? Where'd you all go?'

Work is going well though.
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sidecar
post Apr 26 2006, 08:38 AM
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Martini and I fought all the way to work this morning. It's really stupid (it was about how we were late two days in a row, and this is my fault entirely, and even though we're rarely late). I guess we're okay now, but man I hate fighting, and I hate fighting first thing in the morning, and I really hate it when he's being unfair.

(((everyone))) I'm too annoyed and angry to do individual vibes.
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anoushh
post Apr 26 2006, 08:37 AM
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I've only read Dusty's post below as I'm off in just a couple of minutes to the doctor, but I have to say I cannot believe I'd forgotten that. I mean, that deserves to be immortalized!

So, I'm just doing a drive by for a selfish vibe request. I'm going for a nuchal translucency scan in a few minutes (leaving in a few minutes--it's in just over an hour, but I have to go home first, etc.) It's to screen for down's syndrome. As I'm 40 in June, this is obviously a worry. I know that what's done is done, and worrying can't change it, but as it gets so close I am nervous.

So vibes to handle whatever comes up would be much appreciated.

I'll let you know what happens, of course. Thanks in advance, everyone.

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