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6/6/06.......... \m/

June 6th, 2006 (11:47 pm)

Two old Friends of mine...who themselves are two old Friends....



Were married today.
*GRINS*
And I got to be there.

They took their vows in the back of a crazy little dive bar that I am growing fond of...
And there were fist fulls of Friends from all sides there, to witness their new bond.

Screw champagne, this union was toasted with Jeager.
Heavy Metal played in the background.


We are family.
We are a strange strange family, but we are Family.

Michael has been there, caring for her, by her side....
They decided to make it official.
They chose 6/6/06 to do it.

*laughing*

I love them both, so much.

It was a Rock-N-Roll Wedding...
It was gorgeous.

Congratulations, my Dear Dear Friends....thank-you for letting me share
your Joy today.









I'm leaving this unlocked, and what I am about to say will floor........
Well.
Will floor several folks.

I haven't even told my Mother yet.

After the wedding, He and I drove to look at a house....
that he and I have been looking at.
We walked through it together.

A rental in a leafy neighborhood about a mile from where I live now.

78704.... a big sycamore in the back yard, bamboo along the drive, a Live Oak
in the front yard.......two clusters of rosemary.

A little teeny house.
With a gas stove.
A fire place.

Room for the Harley and room for Thelonious, and room for the truck and room for....
A tiny place. With so much room to BE.

Three Rooms.
One for Him, one for Me, one for Us.

*laughing*

I'm moving in...with Him.
My Benjamin.

I have a YARD for the first time in my Adult life.
I can grow stuff.
I can buy that sewing machine from the wonderful man on South Congress...
I will have...room.

THE WHOLE PLACE has all these built in book shelves...
It's not fancy, it's just...I mean they were built in by some one who wanted them
and used ply wood with a nice finish...they are perfect.
They are simple and everywhere and of every conceiveable shape and size.

Little boxes for objects, LARGE spaces for big books...Shelves and shelves and
SHELVES.

Every room--Shelves.

I have kept
myself, in a small small small place--for so long.

So I could pick up and leave.

It didn't have to be real, it didn't have to be home.
I have made my small place home, in my way, anyway.
Because home is what I want, and I have always been afraid
to want.

I have wanted...
I have wanted, for so much.

I have wanted Benjamin......my whole life.

I want his skate board, and his smile. I want that stoooopid dog that jumps on me.
I want to purchase a health plan with allergy shots...so I can have long talks with
Kh-Dhitty his kitty.......who is an excellent provider. (who doesn't need half dead
twitching lizzards??? WHO i ask you, WHO???!)

I want the man who sent me part of Ann Frank's letters.....today.

The exhibit will be closed by the time we get over there,
but I thought this was kind of neat. I got to the part she wrote on 19-3-44
("The nicest part…..") and couldn't help but think of you.

Love you


I want BEN.

I want to live with him in a little house, with lots of trees and lots of room to grow.
And rosemary pushing up wild in the front yard.

(he strips rosemary, whenever we see it--runs the stem clean through his fingers
and smells his hands.)

We sat on the front step, and looked at our yard.
Mosquitoes bit at my ankles.
I scratched and grinned.

From the moment we were sitting at El Chile...
That night he finally asked me to dinner...
When we held hands across the table
made googlie eyes?

The night before he left for San Francisco.
The night he was leaving Austin.
Leaving.

A zillion years. Not 12.
And I am only meeting him now.

I am only meeting him now, and I have known him
my whole life.

He's buried in everything I have phantasized about.
Written about.
Wanted.

I want him.

He is what, he is who, I have always wanted.

I want to wake up next to him every morning.

*laughing*

He says to me....*laughing* So, about the bed...

I know, nothing underneath...


*HARD LAUGHTER*

Me and my futon culture, it's bad luck to have anything stored under
your bed, it is what you sleep on--conceptually, if you store things...it is those
things that....

*HAHAHAHHAAA!*

He tells me, he remembers.
No darling, I say, we can sleep on a bed more western.

We both have achey bits--he's had a wreck or two as well.
In every sense.

He listens to me.
He remembers.



I'm going to live in a house with a yard.
With a dog and a cat.
A gas stove, rooms with 1962 windows that fill it with light................

And a man that makes me wiggle a little bit, every time he looks at me.

666

I'm going to go back to school.........and do what I am supposed to.

I get to be happy.
Am I a grown up now???
Is that what that meant all these years???

I've spent a lifetime pushing it down and running away.

He makes me happy.
He hums "THE LITTLE SPANISH FLEA"
Go Herb, rock me.

^_^

Mom is gonna FLIP.

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Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)

I'm going to go back to school.....

Wahooooooooo!


Oh yeah, about the moving in thing, too. I just need your new number. By the way, when do you take posession?

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 07:00 am (UTC)
Look Out

Soon.

Posted by: Heresiarch (radixx)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 06:13 am (UTC)
spiritual

WOW!

*grin*

um...WOW!

and yay and congrats and and and...

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
Don't Panic

I know, I'm still looking around my own place,
300 square feet of 6 and a half years.

You get to a point where.........the risk?
The risk is nothing compared to the pay off.

Posted by: Jenny (woodwhat)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)

wow, big news!!!

soooo happy for you.

roots are good when they're in the right soil.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 06:59 am (UTC)
"roots are good when they're in the right soil."
Cowgirl G

Yuppers.

And I can stop being so jealous.

*GRINS*

Squeeze him for me, squeeze him hard.

Happy ALL AROUND!!!!

WHOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!

Posted by: Our Lady of Perpetual Meanderings (twistedcat)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)
movement

awesome. i am happy for you.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
Grover&Bob

Thanks, Shirley.

*grins*

Posted by: Zutroy (zutroy)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)

(he strips rosemary, whenever we see it--runs the stem clean through his fingers
and smells his hands.)


If ever there was doubt in ANYONE'S mind about this man's suitability for you, that sentence alone should crush it.

I for one am just a little big jealous of you, what with all of those bookshelves. *grins* Will I get to see the new place when I'm in town?

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)

You'll even have a whole ROOM!

Yes, these things too...we discussed while I scratched my ankles on the front stoop.

*GRINS*

I love you!

Posted by: Disophy (disophy1)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 11:19 am (UTC)
every time he looks at me

I'm so happy for you and wish you both many, many memorable days and nights in your new home!

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
Re: every time he looks at me

Oh the Benadryl I'm gonna go through til I can get a health plan!

*head in hands--laughing*

Posted by: stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder (433)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 12:21 pm (UTC)

Goodness gracious!

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)

I KNOW, huh???!!!

Posted by: Miss Adventure and Her Friends (snaxxx)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC)
YAAAY!
shout

I am so happy for you! Wishing you all the best, and you better remember to invite me to your casa celebration!! hugs and kisses, snax

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
Re: YAAAY!
Dazzler

Oooooh!!!

I hadn't even gotten that far!

KICK ASS, I get to throw a PARTY!!!!

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

*hugs you*

Posted by: beyond the gray skies (8s_and_aces)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)

they look so happy. great pictures.
"Go Herb, rock me." *giggle* that's funny. i'd be willing to bet no one has ever said that about (to?) herb alpert before.
congrats G - i know you're gonna be happy.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)

OH CUT IT OUT BEN!!!!

*laughing*

I think Kh-Dhitty is out of the bag.

*smirk*

I love you.

Posted by: beyond the gray skies (8s_and_aces)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 8th, 2006 07:11 am (UTC)

Posted by: I'm on a horse (celticcowboy68)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
eff

“When two people meet and fall in love, there's a sudden rush of magic. Magic is just naturally present then. We tend to feed on that gratuitous magic without striving to make any more. One day we wake up and find that the magic is gone. We hustle to get it back, but by then it's usually too late, we've used it up. What we have to do is work like hell at making additional magic right from the start. It's hard work, but if we can remember to do it, we greatly improve our chances of making love stay.”

-- Tom Robbins

Go forth and make some magic.

Posted by: Public Joy Killing Birthday Gang (bloodlossgirl)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC)
wink

I second that.

Whee! So pleased for you :)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 8th, 2006 08:08 am (UTC)

Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)

nothing i can say about that.

Posted by: slagmonkey (slagmonkey)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)

I'm glad you're the red monster now.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 8th, 2006 08:21 am (UTC)
FuzzyKittyhead

me too.

Posted by: Frank (heidinabucket)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC)

Everything will work.

Bookmark this page of your life,slowly turn to the next chapter and prepare for some kind of wonder.

Posted by: Glenn (gev)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
woo hoo!

*bearhug*

Posted by: Pumping Iron Hearts (woundedmarigold)
Posted at: June 7th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC)
emo

!!!!!!!!

Yeeeesssss!

I am so happy for you.

Every detail of this house that you wrote about, I can picture. It sounds amazing. I can't stop smiling for you.

I love Ben, and I don't even know him.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 8th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC)
Look Out

he's so dreamy....

*giggles*

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