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.
- Current Mood: accomplished
Fri 7:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
SETTING UP A CROWDFUNDING PROJECT (1826)
[Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail (mod), Rob Balder, Neil Clarke, Gil Cnaan, Alex Shvartsman, Alyce Wilson]
Panelists discuss what worked, what didn't and why. How can you promote one to make sure it is a success
Sun 10:00 AM in Plaza VI (Six) (1 hour)
YA AND CHILDREN'S STORY READINGS TWO (1996)
[Panelists: David Sklar (mod), Alyce Wilson]
David Sklar and Alyce Wilson read from their works that are appropriate for younger readers
- Current Mood: excited
- Current Mood: curious
Originally posted by clauderainsrm at Vote - Week 28
We have been holding on the edge of the Top 50 for long enough, it’s time to take the plunge.
Two contestants missed the deadline, and did not have any remaining byes left in their arsenal. Which, considering that the latest either of them had used one was at Week 6, I’d say holding on for this long was nothing short of impressive.
It would be impressive even if you discounted the quality of writing that they brought to the competition every week - and I wouldn’t do that. Because it was always something awesome.
They will definitely be missed. Leaving us this week (in 51st and 50th place in Season 9 respectively) are
karmasoup and mamas_minion
I hope that we will continue to see both of you in the Home Game, and hanging around in the Green Room, when you are able.
As for the rest of you - CONGRATULATIONS!
You are officially the Top 49!
Take a moment to pat yourselves on the back, jump around, dance… whatever it is that you want to do to celebrate this accomplishment. Maybe go grab a stranger in the street like it was V-E Day!
You’ve earned it.
Of course, there is no rest when it comes to Idol. So we still have a poll to deal with - and more eliminations.
This week we are losing 1 of the contestants in the Redemption Tribe and the 3 lowest vote-getters from the main tribe.
The Top 50 has been reached. Who will be standing at the Top 40? That is for the voters to decide.
For those interested in having a say in who receives immunity this week - check out the Home Game: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/80
There are a ton of great entries this week - so I hope that you take the time to let people know of about all of the fantastic things there are for them to read!
Read. Comment. And vote for your favorites!
The poll closes Thursday, Nov 20th at 9pm EDT
Good luck to everyone!
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- Current Mood: grateful
( Forty-four years of wisdom at a mouseclick.Collapse )
- Current Mood: contemplative
Featured Works: Week of Oct. 27 (Halloween) | Wild Violet online literary magazine
I'm trying to get back in the habit of weekly posts.
- Current Mood: accomplished