In one way or another, I have kept a journal since age 12. I've kept an online journal called Musings since late 2002. My topics range from things that happen in my daily life to my thoughts on pop culture to my ponderings about everything from dreams to the secret thoughts of pets. In November 2007, I began mirroring it here, although I often included extras to this version, such as memes and quizzes. In February 2010, I stopped updating the original journal on my home page and instead started a writing journal there.
The beautiful, sweet dog in one of my icons is Una, my best friend and nurse dog for nearly 11 years, who passed away on October 22, 2010. She was my inspiration, and she taught me how to be a better friend and mother; a better person. My son, Kung Fu Panda (KFP for short), benefits from all the caregiving skills I learned in those 11 years. My husband, The Gryphon, probably does, as well!
The goals I established when I first begin an online journal remain the same: this is a way to explore the tangential, the seemingly accidental observations many of us overlook but which may, ultimately, be where all life and all mystery hinges.
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- Current Mood: nostalgic
Originally posted by clauderainsrm at Vote - Week 18
For US residents, today is “Tax Day”. (Although because of Emancipation Day - tomorrow - there is an extension until Monday to actually get your taxes in.)
Why am I bringing this seemingly random thing up in a post about voting?
Because we are paying a toll.
This was the first week without byes, without a safety net.
Which means anyone who misses the deadline is eliminated.
In this case, that means impoetry is leaving us.
Usually I’m sentimental. Not this time. *kicks Brian for such a hippie that he missed the deadline*
*kicks him one more time*.
Anyway - that’s one more spot forward for everyone else. Two more steps if you count that there is a sacrifice in this week’s poll. But that hasn’t officially happened yet, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves!
As for the rest of you - just because you are a little closer to the end, doesn’t mean you are safe.
The only thing “safe” about this week is that it’s safe to assume that you have some really good entries to read!
We are losing three contestants this week!
So make sure to read, comment and vote for your favorites! Then tell a friend to do the same!
The poll closes Monday, April 18th at 9pm EDT
Good luck to everyone!
- Current Mood: content