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May 11th, 2008 (04:30 am)

It is late, and I had a weird night.


LOTS of folks it seems
on my "also friend of" list
that I have no clue about.

Tell me a story.
WHY am i on your list.

It has gotten fat, that list
and I do not know why.

Wind is hitting the place where I live,
door is open.

Building is shaking.
Three stories high, and built like a ship.

We got monsoon rain and HAIL
while I was working tonight.

This is Austin, yes, but it is also TEXAS
anything can happen.

Happens Large.

Who are you, and why?
I am wildly largely friendly.......curious.

I'm nice people too.
Tell me how you found me
and why I made
your list?

THE WORLD IS SO VERY SMALL NOW.


Edit: 5/11/08 Noon
I love you guys...silly Spice Weasels and Miscreants!
But not a single person who has responded to this post
is actually a "friend of"--you are all "FListers"
*laughing*
I want to know why anyone would jump on this train
when all they can read is the inane stuff I occasionally leave
on an "OPEN" post?

^_^

Comments

Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
Don't feed the Giant Scorpion

I was walking through the jungles of Borneo when I came to a clearing and a small, sandy beach... There was a bottle there, bobbing in the surf. I reached out, picked it up and inside was a small note, hand-written in a shaky scrawl. It said "read Ginger931."

Took me years to finally understand what that meant, but when I did, there you were.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
Scorpion Nature

You make me smile.

^_^

Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)

and isn't that the point?

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Blue Open Book

Yes.

Posted by: thelisteningman (thelisteningman)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
i know we friended each other, but...

...i figured i'd answer anyway.

i friended you because you telephoned me.

Corvin

Posted by: sparklesndreams (sparklesndreams)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
because...

i gingerly became a reader... because, well... jaq knew you so we should be friends by proxy... i am no longer ginger about reading you because we know each other not at all but if you called with an emergency i would be there in a second... so there... (even though the ginger jokes are SO overused)

Posted by: thelisteningman (thelisteningman)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
Re: because...

*points down* would jaq = sleightgirl? i just ran through your info since you replied to me by mistake.

congrats on the new bedroom set. i still have to work my way up to owning a box spring. my bed is currently a flat futon mattress on the floor.

T.L.M.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
Re: because...
Ginger Root

No such thing as too many Ginger Jokes...

^_^

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Re: i know we friended each other, but...
Austin

I called you?
How did I have your number?

We've known each other, what
three years now?

How odd...I called you?
Please explain.

I know I hit you plenty when you visited Austin
and we saw 300...

^_^

Posted by: thelisteningman (thelisteningman)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
Re: i know we friended each other, but...

i mentioned something about austin in emjayne's journal when you read hers and i was using another alias. you followed me and found my phone number on my first entry.

so far you're the only who ever did that.

Corvin

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
Re: i know we friended each other, but...
Tankgirl

Sweet.

Posted by: thelisteningman (thelisteningman)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
Re: i know we friended each other, but...

kick ass!

C.

Posted by: sleightgirl (sleightgirl)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
Writing Snoopy

...because <lj user="skidspoppe> talked about you all the time and it made me want to get to know you. Then when I read your journal, I loved your writing style and kept reading. :)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
Anais Nin

I am so glad we met.

^_^

Posted by: sleightgirl (sleightgirl)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
Smurfette

Me Too!!!

Posted by: Linus VanPelt (linus52)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
babboo
blanket

I don't remember who friended who first.
I think it was because of a post via twistedcat's journal.

I love your writing style.
I love your bravery,
I love your look at life.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
Re: babboo
1st LJ Pic

Oh Babboo!!!

I adore you.

Posted by: Kathy (hrm_ok)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)

I can not remember how we found each other but it would see an imcomplete world without a Ginger.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Tankgirl

You and I need some quality TIME.

It has been too long.

Posted by: Our Lady of Perpetual Meanderings (twistedcat)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)

I have no idea which list i'm on, but i'm still here...

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
"Let's call it Shirley..."
Grover&Bob

I wish I was the alternative
to Sesame Street 'cooperation'

but someone has to have the porn star name...

Love you, you Twisted Cat you!

Posted by: Brandy Eileen (brandyeileen)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)

You are on my friend's list, but I don't remember why I actually added you in the first place, years ago. I like reading your blog, and so I have not removed you. I know we have at least one blog friend in common, and maybe him commenting to me about how cool you are or something led to me adding you. Maybe at one time, you were also on my friends list, and removed me. I really don't know, but I don't think all your open posts are inane, you know.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
Cowgirl G

That photo of you is fantastic!
You remind me of a young Joan Cusack.....
who is gorgeous.

Posted by: Brandy Eileen (brandyeileen)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)

Thanks!

I've gained some weight back, since then. That photo is a year and a half, old, by now. Still, I like it for nothing more than documenting the shortest my hair has been in a decade plus...

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 12th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
Sluggo

long hair....
so pretty
and SO not what I am willing to put the time in for.

^_^

Posted by: Brandy Eileen (brandyeileen)
Posted at: May 12th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)

Thanks, I love long hair but it does take a lot of time. Unfortunately, my husband met me after I whacked it all off, and so I am growing it back out to its full length so he can see it. He knows that if/when we have kids, it is going to go short, again. As it is, I rarely take the time to do more with it than put it up in a bun with a clip on it. ;)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 12th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
Achieved

Never could figure all that out...
I grew hair for men, boyfriends...
but I was never good at it.
Got it to the middle of my back, but
could do NOTHING with it...and dear god
DRYING IT?

My hair is thick and heavy.
Mum had to cut hers for back reasons...

I like mine short, easy
no products...
Shower and pull the spit curls forward
with a little vitamin E oil.

Run out the door.

I admire folks who do what they do
with their hair.

^_^

Posted by: Brandy Eileen (brandyeileen)
Posted at: May 12th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)

My hair shaft is thin, but there is so much of my hair that it is thick. It refuses to curl, except in the overnight presence of hair putty. Mine is pretty easy to care for, since I hardly ever blow dry it. I just wash it, keep it in a towel for a good half hour to pull most of the moisture out while I am getting dressed, etc., and then stick it up in a bun while wet. As a result of years of this sort of treatment, my hair has a slight curl to it when wet, though it disappears if I dry it loose.

The years of being up in wet buns, taken down to shake some moisture out and let air in every so often, has literally warped a curl into the proteins of my hair. I find this very amusing, because I can't get it to hold/keep a curl unless I sleep in rollers with hair putty overnight, otherwise. I think the last time I did anything worthwhile with my hair was for my wedding - there's a picture up in my lj if you're curious. It's actually about mid-back, right now, but the curls 'sproinged' it up to my shoulders, which is always kind of amusing to me.

As for products, I only use hairspray when I have actually spent time styling my hair, which is really infrequently. Most of the time, it is in a bun or long ponytail, and hasn't seen anything but shampoo and conditioner for a month or more. Every now and then, when I think it needs it, it does got a deep conditioning treatment. I don't even get split ends, and my hair grows about an inch a month, so not cutting it is actually less maintenance overall than trying to keep it short. :D

Point of curiosity: they made me cut my hair when I was in my teens because there was so much of it and it was always wet that it was making my neck grown with a slight hump in it. Seriously. I still have a bit of a hump. I start getting migraines from the weight of it, about the time it hit my knees, so that's when I would cut it back to my butt and donate to Locks of Love - about every year and a half or so. The rest of the time, though, I just ignore it.

When I do put the time into styling it, though, it looks FANTASTIC and I love it. I am not a vain woman, except when it comes to my hair and nails. Both of them are hearty largely due to genetics and a familial ability to grow keratin strong and quickly. My nails take more time than my hair, though, because I can't just ignore how long they are getting for a month. *laugh* I'd end up in Guinness or something and have to figure how to live life without using my nails for anything because they'd be a freak show!

Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
relax

you're there because you're awesome.

also, the russian mafia was involved at the time, but that's old news....

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)

Russian Mafia is sooooooo 1990.

*PFFT*

::hugs you and smooches you while you squirm::

Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: May 12th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)

Hey, that's not cricket! besides, better the russian mafia than the colomian cartels. those guys have no taste.....

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 12th, 2008 06:35 am (UTC)
Bad Girl

you still squirmed when I smooched ya.

Posted by: Pumping Iron Hearts (woundedmarigold)
Posted at: May 11th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
James Joyce Magic = Random
emo

Araby.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 12th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)
Re: James Joyce Magic = Random
The Little Prince

You, my dear
are the JEWEL of my tribe.

Will always be my favourite story.

I was given
one of my very best friends...
by random magic.

Posted by: shoop16 (shoop16)
Posted at: May 20th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)

I'm not sure why I'm on the "also friend of" list. I thought I was on your "mutual friend" list but it appears I have been downgraded. I can't you would do that, though. Either way, I have a place on your friends list because we share some history. I was there for the KAHS phase of Binger - ha ha.

- Natalie

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 21st, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
Achieved

SCALF???

is that you????

I never ever ever even knew you were here!!!

holy hell.

Adding you instantly.

Oh Natalie, is that you???

Posted by: shoop16 (shoop16)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)

Yeah, it's me. I've been reading your blog for the last two or three years. I thought you knew that but I'll forgive you :)

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