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Subject: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/29/06 at 10:47 am

Okay...so this is my 2nd "ask" thread...the first one is the "Ebay" one....but this one is more on a personal level.  I decided to join in on the "ask me..about me" threads because someone had made a comment to me once about not really knowing that I was interested in certain things, I guess because I don't express myself in that way on the boards. I've been here for almost 2 years, and I know most of you know a bit about me....but there's always something new to learn..so ask away! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Tam on 10/29/06 at 11:28 am

Hey Girl!
So tell me..... how is it that you seem to know the right words  someone near to you needs a pick-me-up?
You always have the right ones for me!  ;) 8) :-*

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/29/06 at 11:59 am


Hey Girl!
So tell me..... how is it that you seem to know the right words  someone near to you needs a pick-me-up?
You always have the right ones for me!  ;) 8) :-*



awww, thanks Tam.  I guess it's just a gift that I was born with.  I have had some people say some touching things to me in my time of need, and it inspires me to do the same for the people I care about around me.  :)


Hugs! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/29/06 at 3:03 pm

so tell me Erin, do you have plans to increase the size of your family someday, or is a family of 3 just right for you?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/29/06 at 9:35 pm


so tell me Erin, do you have plans to increase the size of your family someday, or is a family of 3 just right for you?



I would actually like to have a child of my own (as most of you already know, Vaughn is our nephew that we are raising).  One more would be great...but no more than that.  When it happens...it happens..ya know? :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 10/29/06 at 9:49 pm

Would you like another child?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/30/06 at 2:15 am



I would actually like to have a child of my own (as most of you already know, Vaughn is our nephew that we are raising).  One more would be great...but no more than that.  When it happens...it happens..ya know? :)
and when and if it happens, we'll know!  You really should because that will give us more thread topics, like what to name him/her.  & Vaughn is a great kid and would make a good cute big brother.

*so have you always lived in Pa.?
*whats the biggest thrift store you've been to and is a flea market pretty much the same thing?
*how many years have you been having Super Bowl parties at your house?

ok, that's it for now.  :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/30/06 at 6:50 am


Would you like another child?




read the post above, Howard...it gives you my answer to that one! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/30/06 at 6:57 am


and when and if it happens, we'll know!   You really should because that will give us more thread topics, like what to name him/her.   & Vaughn is a great kid and would make a good cute big brother.

*so have you always lived in Pa.?
*whats the biggest thrift store you've been to and is a flea market pretty much the same thing?
*how many years have you been having Super Bowl parties at your house?

ok, that's it for now.  :)



Yes...Vaughn always says, "I want a brother or a sister"...LOL!

Yes...I've always lived in Pa (in the same area...a few different cities/towns....but all within the area).  I would like to move down south someday (N. or S. Carolina or Georgia...but it's just not possible at this time).

The biggest thrift store I've been to was this Salvation Army out in Ohio...it was HUGE....took hours to look through. A thrift store and flea market are similar.  I like to go to fleatiques....which basically consists of a building which different vendors rent a space and they set their merchandise up there. When you buy an item, they write down the vendors number at the cash register and then they make the money from the purchase of the item.  I like antique shops too...but when you have the label "antique shop", it tends to be a lot more expensive....you can get great bargains at fleatiques.

Since Chris and I have been together, we've had 2 Superbowl parties at our place. When we were first married, we lived in this neat old apartment above a video store....we had a bunch of people over...we were pretty much jammed in there...but we had a good time. Then....last year (Steeler's victory)...we had a Superbowl party at our house (much more room this time). It was a lot of fun. Now, this year, one of our other friends said that they were hosting the Superbowl party...so we will probably just go there.

Thanks for the questions Mike....this is fun! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 10/30/06 at 3:56 pm

What do you do for a living?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/30/06 at 8:26 pm


What do you do for a living?



Currently I stay at home with Vaughn full-time...but I have an Ebay business on the side (I sell items for other people for a commission).  As soon as Vaughn starts kindergarten (next year)...I am probably going back to school and work full-time.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: NullandVoid on 10/30/06 at 9:13 pm

Seriously, is there anyone in your family with the last name Rivera? You're a dead ringer for one of my former best best friends.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/30/06 at 9:16 pm


Seriously, is there anyone in your family with the last name Rivera? You're a dead ringer for one of my former best best friends.



nope..not that I know of.  :D  I remember when I was in college...I walked into the class and these 2 girls were like, "ANDREA"....and then they did a double take, and realized that I wasn't Andrea. They were like, "OMG...you look JUST like our friend Andrea....we seriously thought that you were her".  It happened to me a few other times on campus during that semester too!! So, I guess I have some twins out there! LOL! ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 10/31/06 at 12:47 am

I notice that you are quoting Maurice Sendak, in your under-avatar caption.

I take it that Vaughn or you (or both) are fans of the author's work?
If not, what reading do you tend to favor?
Any authors in particular?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/31/06 at 1:54 am

Hey Erin, how close are you to Pittsburgh?

Have you ever heard of a town called Clairton and if so, are you near it?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 10/31/06 at 7:03 am



Currently I stay at home with Vaughn full-time...but I have an Ebay business on the side (I sell items for other people for a commission).  As soon as Vaughn starts kindergarten (next year)...I am probably going back to school and work full-time.



How long you've been in the Ebay Business?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 10/31/06 at 9:58 am

Let's play favorites:

Favorite
Color
Movie(s)
Song(s)
Actor(s0
Actress(es)


Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/31/06 at 11:31 am


I notice that you are quoting Maurice Sendak, in your under-avatar caption.

I take it that Vaughn or you (or both) are fans of the author's work?
If not, what reading do you tend to favor?
Any authors in particular?



Yes, I really like Maurice Sendak.  I read Vaughn that story, "Where The Wild Things Are" all the time. I always tell him that he is like Max, the king of the wild things...and he just laughs and says, "I'm not the king of the wild things"...but he SO totally is.  :D

I tend to read books by Dean Koontz, John Saul, Patricia Cornwell, Mary Higgins Clark, Kay Hooper, and other random murder/mystery/suspense books (that's my favorite genre to read).

Now, when I read to Vaughn...I read him SO many books by so many different authors...he literally has a closet that has shelves lined from top to bottom...filled with books. We read about 6 books a day together. (3 for his nap, 3 before bedtime).  He really enjoys it.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/31/06 at 11:34 am


Hey Erin, how close are you to Pittsburgh?

Have you ever heard of a town called Clairton and if so, are you near it?



I am about 40 miles from Pittsburgh...and it usually takes us like 45 minutes or so to get there. If you take the turnpike, it doesn't seem to take as long.  Yes, I've heard of Clairton...it's about 25 miles from me, but I can't say that I have ever been there? Do you have relatives there or something?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/31/06 at 11:37 am



How long you've been in the Ebay Business?



I've been a member of the Ebay community for about 7 years now....I've been actually selling items for about 4 years.  I started by selling my own things, and then I would spread the word that I had experience with selling items. My family and friends started giving me things to sell. Then, I got hooked up with this guy who used to buy items in bulk from stores, then he would supply me with things to sell, and we would split the profit. It was a good thing for awhile...but then he stopped doing what he was doing...and that was the end of that. I still sell for myself though and a few other people from time to time.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/31/06 at 11:46 am


Let's play favorites:

Favorite
Color
Movie(s)
Song(s)
Actor(s0
Actress(es)






oh, I love these kinds of things! :)


ok...here goes..

Color: my favorite colors (especially together) are pink and black. It's so retro looking. If you ever come across my myspace page...you will see how much I love those colors. I also love that pale retro blue color.

Movie(s): National Lampoon's Vacation (I could watch this movie over and over again). There are so many others that I could list (I love older movies)...but I will just leave it at that one.

Song(s): Well...my favorite band (as everyone probably already knows) The Ramones.  My favorite songs by them are: "Pet Cemetery", "Bonzo Goes To Bitburg", "Howling at the Moon", and the CCR cover.."Have you ever seen the rain?"  I also really like The Little River Band, and my favorite song by them is, "Cool Change".  ELO is another one of my favorite bands, my favorite songs being, "Strange Magic", and "Mr. Blue Sky". I love The Cars,Weezer, Queen, and many other bands....which have too many songs that I love and it is hard to narrow it down to one or two.

Actor(s): My favorite actors are Mark Ruffalo, Johnny Depp, and Adam Sandler.
Actress(es): My favorite actresses are: Kate Winslet, Kate Moennig & Drew Barrymore.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 10/31/06 at 12:17 pm



oh, I love these kinds of things! :)




I love them too. 

And I LOVE Johnny Depp.  Of course, what red-blooded female doesn't?  SO gorgeous!    http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/14/love10.gif

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/31/06 at 12:19 pm



I am about 40 miles from Pittsburgh...and it usually takes us like 45 minutes or so to get there. If you take the turnpike, it doesn't seem to take as long.  Yes, I've heard of Clairton...it's about 25 miles from me, but I can't say that I have ever been there? Do you have relatives there or something?
no relatives there, but in the movie The Deer Hunter, the steel working town that Robert Deniro and friends work in is called Clairton so i was wondering if it was a real place or fictional, however i think it was actually filmed in Ohio  ???  go figure.  thanks Erin, I feel like i know you so well now.  8)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/31/06 at 12:25 pm


I love them too. 

And I LOVE Johnny Depp.  Of course, what red-blooded female doesn't?  SO gorgeous!    http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/14/love10.gif





yes...especially as Captain Jack Sparrow....definitely dreamy! ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/31/06 at 12:26 pm


no relatives there, but in the movie The Deer Hunter, the steel working town that Robert Deniro and friends work in is called Clairton so i was wondering if it was a real place or fictional, however i think it was actually filmed in Ohio  ???  go figure.  thanks Erin, I feel like i know you so well now.  8)


oh ok...I've never seen that movie before.  Well, it's my pleasure answering the questions...that's what I'm here for! ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/31/06 at 12:41 pm



I would actually like to have a child of my own (as most of you already know, Vaughn is our nephew that we are raising).  One more would be great...but no more than that.  When it happens...it happens..ya know? :)



Do you mind if I ask who Vaughn's biological parents? Just curious. BTW, I think it is great that you are raising him.




Cat

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/31/06 at 12:53 pm



Do you mind if I ask who Vaughn's biological parents? Just curious. BTW, I think it is great that you are raising him.




Cat



Thanks Cat! :) No problem at all. Vaughn's biological parents are my sister Brandy (the middle sister of our family), and her ex-boyfriend, Steve.  They were together for a few years when she got pregnant.  She tried raising Vaughn on her own (her bf left her shortly after Vaughn was born), but she just couldn't do it (mentally, emotionally, etc).  Chris and I don't have any children of our own, so we offered to take Vaughn in and raise him. We have had him for almost 3 years now.  Brandy has since married someone else, but knows that she cannot raise a child, and Steve (Vaughn's dad) has moved onto someone new as well. Vaughn still sees his mom and dad (usually once a week), and I am on very good terms with both sides of the family. We have to seek legal guardianship very very soon, because he will be starting kindergarten next year.  I know that we could never live without him now, he is like our own child...infact, sometimes I forget that I DIDN'T give birth to him. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 10/31/06 at 2:04 pm



Yes, I really like Maurice Sendak...I tend to read books by Dean Koontz, John Saul, Patricia Cornwell, Mary Higgins Clark, Kay Hooper, and other random murder/mystery/suspense books (that's my favorite genre to read).
Now, when I read to Vaughn...I read him SO many books by so many different authors...he literally has a closet that has shelves lined from top to bottom...filled with books. We read about 6 books a day together. (3 for his nap, 3 before bedtime).  He really enjoys it.


Concerning Mr. Sendak- I can agree with you. My daughter, Teela & I have read a few of his books together. I like the one about the boy who flies in his airplane and wears a suit made of dough. He flies to the Milky Way, and meets the "morning bakers", who oddly resemble Oliver Hardy, of Laurel & Hardy fame.

Concerning your own tastes in books- You like murder mysteries, and suspense. May I suggest the following authors to you- Rex Stout, Ellis Peters, and Clark Ashton Smith? Stout created Nero Wolfe; Peters has Brother Cadfael, and Smith deals more in the suspense/paranormal vein.

Concerning reading to Vaughn- I understand completely. It's wonderful to see children embrace reading. I try to make sure and read to/with Teela every night. She of course has her favorites, but she's learning about reading all sorts of things!

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/31/06 at 2:27 pm


Concerning Mr. Sendak- I can agree with you. My daughter, Teela & I have read a few of his books together. I like the one about the boy who flies in his airplane and wears a suit made of dough. He flies to the Milky Way, and meets the "morning bakers", who oddly resemble Oliver Hardy, of Laurel & Hardy fame.

Concerning your own tastes in books- You like murder mysteries, and suspense. May I suggest the following authors to you- Rex Stout, Ellis Peters, and Clark Ashton Smith? Stout created Nero Wolfe; Peters has Brother Cadfael, and Smith deals more in the suspense/paranormal vein.

Concerning reading to Vaughn- I understand completely. It's wonderful to see children embrace reading. I try to make sure and read to/with Teela every night. She of course has her favorites, but she's learning about reading all sorts of things!



thank you for the recommendations...I will definitely check out those authors! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/31/06 at 2:36 pm




Concerning your own tastes in books- You like murder mysteries, and suspense. May I suggest the following authors to you- Rex Stout, Ellis Peters, and Clark Ashton Smith? Stout created Nero Wolfe; Peters has Brother Cadfael, and Smith deals more in the suspense/paranormal vein.




I have read most of the Brother Cadfael books (only have about 3 more to go). They are good.



Cat

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 10/31/06 at 4:40 pm



I've been a member of the Ebay community for about 7 years now....I've been actually selling items for about 4 years.  I started by selling my own things, and then I would spread the word that I had experience with selling items. My family and friends started giving me things to sell. Then, I got hooked up with this guy who used to buy items in bulk from stores, then he would supply me with things to sell, and we would split the profit. It was a good thing for awhile...but then he stopped doing what he was doing...and that was the end of that. I still sell for myself though and a few other people from time to time.



Do you have The Ebay toolbar?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/31/06 at 7:10 pm



Do you have The Ebay toolbar?



No, I used to..but I found that it slowed down my computer something silly. :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 10/31/06 at 9:11 pm

Yes, yes I DO think I know you. Right down to your keyboard with a hard-to-press spacebar.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: KKay on 10/31/06 at 9:19 pm

I dont think i know you, but i think you're nice to know.
'

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/31/06 at 10:16 pm


Yes, yes I DO think I know you. Right down to your keyboard with a hard-to-press spacebar.



meh, that's only because Beth told you so! :D



I dont think i know you, but i think you're nice to know.
'



why, thank you! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 10/31/06 at 10:28 pm



meh, that's only because Beth told you so! :D



why, thank you! :)


Psht, all that matters is that I know it.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/31/06 at 10:47 pm


Psht, all that matters is that I know it.



I should call you Oz...because you know all! ;D :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/01/06 at 6:20 am



No, I used to..but I found that it slowed down my computer something silly. :D


So now you disabled it?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/01/06 at 8:45 am


So now you disabled it?


yep..no longer there.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/01/06 at 10:53 am

I think you'd also really like the authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.  (They write together.)  They are most famous for The Relic, but I like their other books far better.  Check out The Cabinet of Curiosities or Thunderhead.  Most of their books are mysteries with an element of the supernatural.  Good stuff.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/01/06 at 10:56 am



I should call you Oz...because you know all! ;D :D


I knew you'd say that *Zaps you a new brain*

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/01/06 at 12:43 pm


I think you'd also really like the authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.  (They write together.)  They are most famous for The Relic, but I like their other books far better.  Check out The Cabinet of Curiosities or Thunderhead.  Most of their books are mysteries with an element of the supernatural.  Good stuff.



I will check them out....this is cool, everybody's giving me new reading material ideas...I like that!! :)



I knew you'd say that *Zaps you a new brain*


hey there mister...I don't need a new brain...I am happy with the one I've got...now, some courage, that sounds like a plan to me. :D ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/01/06 at 3:11 pm

What's for dinner tonight? ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/01/06 at 4:32 pm

Do you do music?

If so, what styles do you fancy? Any particular artists/groups/composers?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/01/06 at 4:57 pm


What's for dinner tonight? ;D



well, Beth's coming over...so probably pizza! :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/01/06 at 5:01 pm



well, Beth's coming over...so probably pizza! :D


I wish I had pizza as often as you guys! D=

Wait, no... Actually, I'd rather not. That'd be kinda gross!

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/01/06 at 5:04 pm


Do you do music?

If so, what styles do you fancy? Any particular artists/groups/composers?



do...as in do I play instruments?  I used to take piano lessons when I was younger....but I only took them for about 2 years. I always wanted to take guitar lessons though...that would ROCK!


If you are asking what kind of music do I listen to...I listed them in a few posts above! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/01/06 at 5:05 pm


I wish I had pizza as often as you guys! D=

Wait, no... Actually, I'd rather not. That'd be kinda gross!



no, I guess we aren't having it...Chris is in a bad mood and doesn't want any...pfffft! ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/01/06 at 5:05 pm



no, I guess we aren't having it...Chris is in a bad mood and doesn't want any...pfffft! ;D


Pshhhhht, well... It's nice to have a break, anyway.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/01/06 at 5:07 pm


Pshhhhht, well... It's nice to have a break, anyway.



ya, but nobody can ever decide what to get. ::)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/01/06 at 5:07 pm



ya, but nobody can ever decide what to get. ::)



Make something!?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/01/06 at 10:14 pm



well, Beth's coming over...so probably pizza! :D



Have any room for one more? ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/02/06 at 8:05 am



Have any room for one more? ;)


LOL...well, we ended up having chicken...nobody wanted pizza! :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/02/06 at 2:17 pm


LOL...well, we ended up having chicken...nobody wanted pizza! :D



You could've had both Chicken and Pizza

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Satish on 11/02/06 at 2:43 pm


Color: my favorite colors (especially together) are pink and black. It's so retro looking. If you ever come across my myspace page...you will see how much I love those colors.


Hey, are you a fan of the (now-retired) professional wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart? The colours of his costume were pink and black. He was even nicknamed the "Pink and Black Attack".  ;D

http://www.wwe.com/superstars/halloffame/brethart/photos/11_83x64.jpg

http://www.wwe.com/superstars/halloffame/brethart/
http://www.wwe.com/superstars/halloffame/brethart/photos/

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/02/06 at 3:32 pm


Hey, are you a fan of the (now-retired) professional wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart? The colours of his costume were pink and black. He was even nicknamed the "Pink and Black Attack".  ;D

http://www.wwe.com/superstars/halloffame/brethart/photos/11_83x64.jpg

http://www.wwe.com/superstars/halloffame/brethart/
http://www.wwe.com/superstars/halloffame/brethart/photos/




also teamed with Jim Anvil Neidhart

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/02/06 at 4:06 pm


Hey, are you a fan of the (now-retired) professional wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart? The colours of his costume were pink and black. He was even nicknamed the "Pink and Black Attack".  ;D

http://www.wwe.com/superstars/halloffame/brethart/photos/11_83x64.jpg

http://www.wwe.com/superstars/halloffame/brethart/
http://www.wwe.com/superstars/halloffame/brethart/photos/




nope...I've never been into wrestling! Nice choice of color combos though! ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/02/06 at 4:30 pm

What do you want to eat right now?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/02/06 at 7:54 pm


What do you want to eat right now?



well..I am currently eating some butterfinger ice cream...but for some reason I am craving popcorn! LOL! :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/03/06 at 2:26 pm



well..I am currently eating some butterfinger ice cream...but for some reason I am craving popcorn! LOL! :D


Popcorn and Ice Cream,nice choice.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/03/06 at 3:54 pm

What places to you want to see, before you pass on, and why?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/03/06 at 5:42 pm


What places to you want to see, before you pass on, and why?



The one place that really comes to mind is Italy.  My ancestors were from there, and I know there are some beautiful places there too. Someday, I will get there.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/03/06 at 5:48 pm



well..I am currently eating some butterfinger ice cream...but for some reason I am craving popcorn! LOL! :D


I usually hate popcorn, but suddenly... I'm craving it right now also :o. Wow, Erin, you're good!

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/03/06 at 5:48 pm


I usually hate popcorn, but suddenly... I'm craving it right now also :o. Wow, Erin, you're good!



thanks, Doms. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/03/06 at 5:51 pm



The one place that really comes to mind is Italy.  My ancestors were from there, and I know there are some beautiful places there too. Someday, I will get there.


I have Italian ancestry, also!
The original name for my family from there was Colontuono.
They were from Naples (Napoli, in the Old Country.)

Where do yours hie from?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/03/06 at 5:52 pm


I have Italian ancestry, also!
The original name for my family from there was Colontuono.
They were from Naples (Napoli, in the Old Country.)

Where do yours hie from?



ya know, honestly I don't really know.  I know some of my relatives know this, but they may have told me and I have forgotten or they haven't told me at all. I will have to ask my grandma next time I talk to her.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/04/06 at 7:10 am

What's your origin?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: KKay on 11/04/06 at 8:27 am

Actually, for a person that I don't really know but for this virtual place...
if I were walking down the street and saw you I think I'd recognise you.  As for the others I'm not
sure.

Its that great avatar picture, I guess.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/04/06 at 10:03 am


Actually, for a person that I don't really know but for this virtual place...
if I were walking down the street and saw you I think I'd recognise you.  As for the others I'm not
sure.

Its that great avatar picture, I guess.




aww..thanks Kay! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/04/06 at 3:12 pm

What others are you a member of besides Ebay?  ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/04/06 at 10:54 pm


What others are you a member of besides Ebay?  ???



what other what, Howard? Do you mean websites/messageboards....or auction sites?


I used to belong to Yahoo auctions, but they don't get nearly as much traffic as Ebay does.

As far as messageboards/websites....I am here for the most part...but I do go to a lot of other retro type boards, I am on myspace a lot, and I like to visit paranormal and/or urban exploration websites/boards....as well as parenting boards.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/05/06 at 6:41 am



what other what, Howard? Do you mean websites/messageboards....or auction sites?


I used to belong to Yahoo auctions, but they don't get nearly as much traffic as Ebay does.

As far as messageboards/websites....I am here for the most part...but I do go to a lot of other retro type boards, I am on myspace a lot, and I like to visit paranormal and/or urban exploration websites/boards....as well as parenting boards.



It seems like you keep yourself busy for the most part. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/05/06 at 9:28 am



It seems like you keep yourself busy for the most part. ;)



ya, but I don't stay online all day....I do a lot around the house, and Vaughn and I do a lot of neat crafts, & outings together too. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: 2MuchCaffeine on 11/05/06 at 11:22 am



ya, but I don't stay online all day....I do a lot around the house, and Vaughn and I do a lot of neat crafts, & outings together too. :)


OMG! U DO CRAFTS!? I WUD BUT MY HANDS RNT STEDDY ENUFF!

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 11/05/06 at 11:35 am


OMG! U DO CRAFTS!? I WUD BUT MY HANDS RNT STEDDY ENUFF!



The outfit in your avatar is hawt. Is that one of your's?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/05/06 at 11:49 am



The outfit in your avatar is hawt. Is that one of your's?


I think it was one of Nat's.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/05/06 at 3:31 pm


OMG! U DO CRAFTS!? I WUD BUT MY HANDS RNT STEDDY ENUFF!



um....ya. ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/05/06 at 3:55 pm

so what is your favorite item to get from Subway, Arbys, & Quiznos? I think you frequent those places don't you?
what is your favorite board game?
we know you have 2 sisters, but do you not have any brothers?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/05/06 at 4:13 pm


so what is your favorite item to get from Subway, Arbys, & Quiznos? I think you frequent those places don't you?
what is your favorite board game?
we know you have 2 sisters, but do you not have any brothers?




Yes, I go to Subway & Arby's.....but I've only been to Quizno's a few times. When I go to Arby's I usually get a roast beef & swiss marketfresh sandwich and a baked potato.

When I go to Subway I get a turkey sub on the italian herb & cheese bread...and my usual toppings are: cheese, mushrooms, mild pepper rings, black olives, and southwest sauce.


My favorite board game would have to be Trivial Pursuit...but my favorites when I was young were: Candyland, and Shutes & Ladders.


And...nope, no boys in our family...only the 3 of us girls. I am the oldest (almost 30), Brandy is the middle (almost 26), and Beth is the baby (19).  My dad was always outnumbered...but now since Vaughn is here....plus the son-in-laws...he feels a lot better!  :D ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/05/06 at 4:19 pm



Yes, I go to Subway & Arby's.....but I've only been to Quizno's a few times. When I go to Arby's I usually get a roast beef & swiss marketfresh sandwich and a baked potato.

When I go to Subway I get a turkey sub on the italian herb & cheese bread...and my usual toppings are: cheese, mushrooms, mild pepper rings, black olives, and southwest sauce.


My favorite board game would have to be Trivial Pursuit...but my favorites when I was young were: Candyland, and Shutes & Ladders.


And...nope, no boys in our family...only the 3 of us girls. I am the oldest (almost 30), Brandy is the middle (almost 26), and Beth is the baby (19).  My dad was always outnumbered...but now since Vaughn is here....plus the son-in-laws...he feels a lot better!  :D ;D
so you hardly stray from your favorites when you go to Arbys & and Subway, and stick to what you know you like?
I love trivia pursuit and have fond memories of playing candyland with Julie  :\'( 
good for your dad, he's got some masculine men to hang with and you do have brothers, they're right her on the board, but you know that  8)  of course as the saying goes, blood is thicker than water, but sometimes a friend can feel pretty dang close.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/05/06 at 4:23 pm




My favorite board game would have to be Trivial Pursuit...but my favorites when I was young were: Candyland, and Shutes & Ladders.

I can't believe you didn't include Yahtzee

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/05/06 at 4:27 pm


I can't believe you didn't include Yahtzee



awww shoot...I knew if I did...I'd be razzed for it! LOL! ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/05/06 at 4:31 pm



awww shoot...I knew if I did...I'd be razzed for it! LOL! ;D
of course and everyone needs a little razzing just to perk things up  ;D 

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/05/06 at 9:38 pm

What does your husband do for a living?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/05/06 at 9:43 pm


What does your husband do for a living?



Chris works in a warehouse, he unloads trucks. He's currently looking for a better job (with better benefits/pay). His dream is to go and get his degree in Sports Management....you wouldn't believe what a genius he is when it comes to knowledge of any kind of sports...he'd be really good at that...but at the time, funds do not allow him to be able to do that. :-\\

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/05/06 at 9:45 pm



Chris works in a warehouse, he unloads trucks. He's currently looking for a better job (with better benefits/pay). His dream is to go and get his degree in Sports Management....you wouldn't believe what a genius he is when it comes to knowledge of any kind of sports...he'd be really good at that...but at the time, funds do not allow him to be able to do that. :-\\



I wish him the very best of luck ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/05/06 at 9:46 pm



I wish him the very best of luck ;)



thanks Howard, that's very much appreciated! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/05/06 at 9:47 pm



thanks Howard, that's very much appreciated! :)



You're very welcome

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/09/06 at 5:44 am

Which country would you most like to visit, before you pass on, and why?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: karen on 11/09/06 at 7:19 am


From the last time you asked


Which country would you most like to visit, before you pass on, and why?


Quirk said



The one place that really comes to mind is Italy.  My ancestors were from there, and I know there are some beautiful places there too. Someday, I will get there.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Gis on 11/09/06 at 7:49 am



Yes, I go to Subway & Arby's.....but I've only been to Quizno's a few times. When I go to Arby's I usually get a roast beef & swiss marketfresh sandwich and a baked potato.

When I go to Subway I get a turkey sub on the italian herb & cheese bread...and my usual toppings are: cheese, mushrooms, mild pepper rings, black olives, and southwest sauce.


My favorite board game would have to be Trivial Pursuit...but my favorites when I was young were: Candyland, and Shutes & Ladders.


And...nope, no boys in our family...only the 3 of us girls. I am the oldest (almost 30), Brandy is the middle (almost 26), and Beth is the baby (19).  My dad was always outnumbered...but now since Vaughn is here....plus the son-in-laws...he feels a lot better!  :D ;D
GOD I wish we had Arby's in the U.K I love their roast beef and swiss sandwich............. :\'(

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/09/06 at 9:33 am


From the last time you asked

Quirk said




thanks Karen! ;)



GOD I wish we had Arby's in the U.K I love their roast beef and swiss sandwich............. :\'(



Yes...their sandwiches are quite good. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/09/06 at 2:13 pm

Have you tried the new sandwiches from Subway?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/09/06 at 2:15 pm


Have you tried the new sandwiches from Subway?


nope, I'm a creature of habit. I always get the same thing everytime I go there....turkey sub on Italian herb & cheese bread, with lettuce, black olives, mild pepper rings, cheese, and southwest sauce. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/09/06 at 2:17 pm


nope, I'm a creature of habit. I always get the same thing everytime I go there....turkey sub on Italian herb & cheese bread, with lettuce, black olives, mild pepper rings, cheese, and southwest sauce. :)


What? No chipolte sauce?  :o

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/09/06 at 2:17 pm


What? No chipolte sauce?  :o



nope, can't say that I have. :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/09/06 at 2:17 pm



nope, can't say that I have. :D


That burns your mouth. :P

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/09/06 at 7:04 pm


nope, I'm a creature of habit. I always get the same thing everytime I go there....turkey sub on Italian herb & cheese bread, with lettuce, black olives, mild pepper rings, cheese, and southwest sauce. :)


I know whatcha mean, Erin.

My own preference is for Roast beef on Parmesan bread, with blk. olives, pickles, lettuce, provolone cheese, heavy oil & vinegar, salt, no pepper.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/09/06 at 7:12 pm


I know whatcha mean, Erin.

My own preference is for Roast beef on Parmesan bread, with blk. olives, pickles, lettuce, provolone cheese, heavy oil & vinegar, salt, no pepper.



that sounds pretty darn good! ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/09/06 at 7:16 pm



that sounds pretty darn good! ;)
sure does, and I'm thinking i need to pick one up on the way home  :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/09/06 at 7:17 pm


sure does, and I'm thinking i need to pick one up on the way home  :)



sounds like a good plan! ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/09/06 at 7:21 pm



sounds like a good plan! ;)
I'm getting one, that is at Subway,,  correctamundo?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/09/06 at 7:22 pm


I'm getting one, that is at Subway,,  correctamundo?




yeppers peppers! :) ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/09/06 at 7:22 pm


yeppers peppers! :) ;D
I think I want turkey instead of beef. what do you want on yours Erin?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/10/06 at 12:08 am

Oh, sure...ask her what she wants, and don't even offer one to me.... ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/10/06 at 12:56 am


Oh, sure...ask her what she wants, and don't even offer one to me.... ;D
sorry ol' chap, and it was your sandwich idea, wasn't it?  but you know, geez, it's Quirk.  8)  but after all the hype, I did not stop at Subway, As good as it was sounding, I decided to save my money and find something at home. maybe tomorrow for lunch at work, I'll go. If you're around San Ramon the offer is there. 

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/10/06 at 6:18 am


I think I want turkey instead of beef. what do you want on yours Erin?



turkey, of course! ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/10/06 at 9:37 am

I'll take a cold cut combo... Everything on it, hold the mayo, though (Fatty add-on I can barely taste in this sandwich)... Ooh, and no jalepenos! (I want this cold cut combo to stay cold!)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/10/06 at 2:17 pm


I'll take a cold cut combo... Everything on it, hold the mayo, though (Fatty add-on I can barely taste in this sandwich)... Ooh, and no jalepenos! (I want this cold cut combo to stay cold!)



Make mine a tuna. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/10/06 at 2:59 pm

Ok guys...no mood subway/food talk....ask me some good stuff! LOL! ;) :D ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/10/06 at 3:09 pm


Ok guys...no mood subway/food talk....ask me some good stuff! LOL! ;) :D ;D
I forgot to ask you if you wanted something before I went. sorry.  :(

so where do you usually spend Thanksgiving? at your parents?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/10/06 at 3:14 pm


I forgot to ask you if you wanted something before I went. sorry.  :(

so where do you usually spend Thanksgiving? at your parents?



Yes, my mom has had Thanksgiving at her house for as long as I've been born.  We used to have EVERYONE over to eat (all of her brothers/sister/my grandparents/aunts/uncles/cousins...but over the years, it has dwindled down to just our immediate family, and my grandparents (they live in SC, but come home for Thanksgiving), and my other grandma.  All of my aunts/uncles/cousins/ etc....have families of their own now...and everyone is scattered.  Anyway, we eat usually around 3, and then our tradition every year (for the past few years), has been on Thanksgiving night, we go to this local place that has a really great Christmas light display, a neat giftshop, bonfire, hayrides, apple cider/hot cocoa and snacks, etc. It's a lot of fun! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/10/06 at 3:26 pm



Yes, my mom has had Thanksgiving at her house for as long as I've been born.  We used to have EVERYONE over to eat (all of her brothers/sister/my grandparents/aunts/uncles/cousins...but over the years, it has dwindled down to just our immediate family, and my grandparents (they live in SC, but come home for Thanksgiving), and my other grandma.  All of my aunts/uncles/cousins/ etc....have families of their own now...and everyone is scattered.  Anyway, we eat usually around 3, and then our tradition every year (for the past few years), has been on Thanksgiving night, we go to this local place that has a really great Christmas light display, a neat giftshop, bonfire, hayrides, apple cider/hot cocoa and snacks, etc. It's a lot of fun! :)
that sounds real special. I like your family tradition of going out to the place you described. How fun. We eat around the same time, but Diane's family, though scattered, all seem to get together and we eat about the same time. I always make my own turkey for us at home so we'll have leftovers for a couple days. I want to go to the bonfire and drink hot cocoa. that sounds so fun.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/10/06 at 3:50 pm



Yes, my mom has had Thanksgiving at her house for as long as I've been born.  We used to have EVERYONE over to eat (all of her brothers/sister/my grandparents/aunts/uncles/cousins...but over the years, it has dwindled down to just our immediate family, and my grandparents (they live in SC, but come home for Thanksgiving), and my other grandma.  All of my aunts/uncles/cousins/ etc....have families of their own now...and everyone is scattered.  Anyway, we eat usually around 3, and then our tradition every year (for the past few years), has been on Thanksgiving night, we go to this local place that has a really great Christmas light display, a neat giftshop, bonfire, hayrides, apple cider/hot cocoa and snacks, etc. It's a lot of fun! :)


Of course, there are the few select people who just stay home and sleep on the couch instead of going out. :P

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/10/06 at 5:05 pm


Ok guys...no mood subway/food talk....ask me some good stuff! LOL! ;) :D ;D



Like What?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/10/06 at 5:30 pm


that sounds real special. I like your family tradition of going out to the place you described. How fun. We eat around the same time, but Diane's family, though scattered, all seem to get together and we eat about the same time. I always make my own turkey for us at home so we'll have leftovers for a couple days. I want to go to the bonfire and drink hot cocoa. that sounds so fun.



yes, it's a really neat tradition.  That's one thing I will say about my family...they are all about neat traditions and such.



Of course, there are the few select people who just stay home and sleep on the couch instead of going out. :P



who would that be? ???



Like What?


anything interesting! :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/12/06 at 8:04 am

So no Subway talk?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 1:11 pm


So no Subway talk?


Um... Why are you still going on about this? XD

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/12/06 at 2:14 pm


Um... Why are you still going on about this? XD


Cause she loves Subway and so do I.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/12/06 at 9:03 pm


Cause she loves Subway and so do I.



Ya I like it...but I think I've answered enough questions about Subway!! ;D :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 11:31 pm

What's your favorite Subway commercial?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/12/06 at 11:31 pm


What's your favorite Subway commercial?



aw, man. ::) :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 11/12/06 at 11:37 pm


What's your favorite Subway commercial?



Oh! Oh! The one where Jared is standing in a pair of REALLY large pants!



..Oh, wait, that's just about all of them.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/12/06 at 11:38 pm



Oh! Oh! The one where Jared is standing in a pair of REALLY large pants!



..Oh, wait, that's just about all of them.



hahaha..ya, that one is definitely my fav! ;) :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/13/06 at 4:30 am

What is the biggest challenge you have faced with being an adoptive parent?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/13/06 at 6:22 am



Oh! Oh! The one where Jared is standing in a pair of REALLY large pants!



..Oh, wait, that's just about all of them.


How about the one where he compares McDonalds to Subway? ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/13/06 at 8:58 am


What is the biggest challenge you have faced with being an adoptive parent?



Well, the biggest thing so far is that we don't even have legal guardianship of Vaughn yet. He's been with us for about 3 years, but we haven't had the finances to go through the system to do so.  We have to do it very soon though because Vaughn is starting kindergarten next year, so we'll need the proper papers to prove that he is with us.
Other than that, it's hard sometimes because we raise him, we are the ones that do everything with him, we comfort him when he's sick, we tuck in him at night, we give him the hugs and kisses that he needs, etc.....but, technically, we aren't his "parent's" and it is hard sometimes to hear him call his birth parents "mom" and "dad" (he sees them each usually once a week, or every other week). He calls us that sometimes too, and I know that he recognizes us as the parents who are raising him...but it is still difficult and depresses me sometimes.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/13/06 at 10:32 am



Oh! Oh! The one where Jared is standing in a pair of REALLY large pants!



..Oh, wait, that's just about all of them.


I'm amazed you know how to spell his name.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 11/13/06 at 10:53 am


I'm amazed you know how to spell his name.



...


D=

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/13/06 at 11:04 am



Well, the biggest thing so far is that we don't even have legal guardianship of Vaughn yet. He's been with us for about 3 years, but we haven't had the finances to go through the system to do so.  We have to do it very soon though because Vaughn is starting kindergarten next year, so we'll need the proper papers to prove that he is with us.
Other than that, it's hard sometimes because we raise him, we are the ones that do everything with him, we comfort him when he's sick, we tuck in him at night, we give him the hugs and kisses that he needs, etc.....but, technically, we aren't his "parent's" and it is hard sometimes to hear him call his birth parents "mom" and "dad" (he sees them each usually once a week, or every other week). He calls us that sometimes too, and I know that he recognizes us as the parents who are raising him...but it is still difficult and depresses me sometimes.


What does he call you guys?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/13/06 at 11:23 am


What does he call you guys?



most of the time he calls us, "Aunt Erin" and "Uncle Chris"....but he has said "mommy" and "daddy" too.  And, when my mom asked him, "who are your mommy and daddy?"....he answered, "Erin & Chris".  He's so confused...it's really unfair what he has to go through with it all. :(

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/13/06 at 3:42 pm

How was it like living with your Parents before you were married?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/13/06 at 3:49 pm



most of the time he calls us, "Aunt Erin" and "Uncle Chris"....but he has said "mommy" and "daddy" too.  And, when my mom asked him, "who are your mommy and daddy?"....he answered, "Erin & Chris".  He's so confused...it's really unfair what he has to go through with it all. :(


I can relate.

I have a nephew and niece who are currently being raised by my wife's parents.
The "egg donor", so called because this female has NO mothering instincts whatsoever, is a lazy and basically worthless lump of protoplasm, who prefers to spend her day taking who knows what manner of drugs, sleeping all day & partying all night. She has lost her children, her (ha, ha) husband, and most recently her house.
Yet she still demands that her children love and respect her.
Therefore, Grandma & Grandpa are raising them.

It's so hard to see children who are in desperate need of parental love be deprived of it.
It's kind of like the ultimate betrayal.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/13/06 at 9:15 pm


How was it like living with your Parents before you were married?



I've always been very close to my parents...so for the most part it was a positive experience...of course, we've had our bickers and battles...but I loved being with them. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 6:42 am



I've always been very close to my parents...so for the most part it was a positive experience...of course, we've had our bickers and battles...but I loved being with them. :)


Were your parents like a modern day Archie and Edith Bunker? ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/14/06 at 12:38 pm


Were your parents like a modern day Archie and Edith Bunker? ;D



no, not in the least bit! ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: KKay on 11/14/06 at 12:40 pm

I really don't. I really don't even know your name....although I 've seen it, I don't remember it.

I'm like that. anyway, Quirk is a cool name.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/14/06 at 12:41 pm


I really don't. I really don't even know your name....although I 've seen it, I don't remember it.

I'm like that. anyway, Quirk is a cool name.



hehehe...yes, Quirk suits me well...however, my name is Erin. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: KKay on 11/14/06 at 1:00 pm



hehehe...yes, Quirk suits me well...however, my name is Erin. :)

Thats it!
yes. Erin...I knew that.  Ask me in a week and see if it stuck.. ::)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/14/06 at 1:14 pm


Thats it!
yes. Erin...I knew that.   Ask me in a week and see if it stuck.. ::)



:D ;D :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 3:41 pm

What TV family would you describe your parents like?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/14/06 at 7:07 pm


What TV family would you describe your parents like?



hmmm...that's a good question....I would probably have to say, "The Waltons"....they are very traditional, religious, somewhat old-fashioned,  and family-oriented.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/14/06 at 7:46 pm

If you were chosen for any game show/reality show, which one would it be, and why?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/14/06 at 7:50 pm


If you were chosen for any game show/reality show, which one would it be, and why?



If I had to pick a game show, it would be, "Wheel Of Fortune"....I am so good at that particular one, when I play along at home...I really think I could win some money.


As far as the reality show...there's a new one coming out...it's about the musical "Grease". They are auditioning people for a new cast for the Broadway musical. Here's some info on it:  http://www.nbc.com/Grease/

I would love to do something like that....either that, or be on "The Biggest Loser" and lose a ton of weight. ;)

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Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 9:39 pm

Would you like to be on Deal Or No Deal?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/14/06 at 10:34 pm


Would you like to be on Deal Or No Deal?



sure, why not? It would be fun! :)

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Written By: Howard on 11/15/06 at 3:49 pm



sure, why not? It would be fun! :)


Are you good in those game shows?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/15/06 at 4:40 pm


Are you good in those game shows?



yes, when I follow along with them at home, I am pretty good...however, being there, put on the spot, is probably a different story.

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Written By: Howard on 11/15/06 at 5:47 pm



yes, when I follow along with them at home, I am pretty good...however, being there, put on the spot, is probably a different story.


Are you exciteable like they are?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/15/06 at 10:24 pm


Are you exciteable like they are?



no Howard. I am only sitting in my livingroom watching the show...now, if I was to be a contestant in real life...ya, I would probably be totally stoked! ;) ;D :D

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Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 11/15/06 at 10:29 pm



no Howard. I am only sitting in my livingroom watching the show...now, if I was to be a contestant in real life...ya, I would probably be totally stoked! ;) ;D :D



XDDD I think it'd be better if you really got into it.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/15/06 at 10:32 pm



XDDD I think it'd be better if you really got into it.



in the livingroom? ??? :D ;D

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Written By: Dominic L. on 11/15/06 at 11:59 pm



XDDD I think it'd be better if you really got into it.


I can just imagine Erin throwing popcorn at the tv whenever she's wrong.

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Written By: Howard on 11/16/06 at 6:21 am


I can just imagine Erin throwing popcorn at the tv whenever she's wrong.


or screaming at Howie Mandel

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/30/06 at 4:33 am

What phobias do you possess?

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Written By: Howard on 11/30/06 at 6:19 am

Have you ever kissed ass? ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/30/06 at 5:51 pm


What phobias do you possess?


oh gosh, it might be easier to post what I DON'T have phobias about! LOL!...here's a few, they seem to keep getting worse in my "old age"


airplanes (never flown, probably never will)
heights
large objects in the sky (planes, blimps, hot air balloons, etc)
sunflowers (I don't like how abnormally tall they are)
sharks
closed in spaces (I take after my mom, she's claustrophobic)
crowded spaces (like malls...I get panic attacks sometimes)


hmmmm...if I think of more...I will post them.



Have you ever kissed ass? ;D



hmmmm...I'm probably sure that I have...but I usually don't. I'm not really too keen on kissing arse...not too many people deserve that kind of treatment, IMO.

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/30/06 at 7:23 pm

My guess is that you don't enjoy theme parks/amusement parks, then?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/30/06 at 10:54 pm


My guess is that you don't enjoy theme parks/amusement parks, then?



I enjoy them to an extent...but I don't ride too much. I like to go and watch Vaughn on the rides, that's fun for me.

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Written By: Howard on 12/01/06 at 6:20 am


oh gosh, it might be easier to post what I DON'T have phobias about! LOL!...here's a few, they seem to keep getting worse in my "old age"


airplanes (never flown, probably never will)
heights
large objects in the sky (planes, blimps, hot air balloons, etc)
sunflowers (I don't like how abnormally tall they are)
sharks
closed in spaces (I take after my mom, she's claustrophobic)
crowded spaces (like malls...I get panic attacks sometimes)


hmmmm...if I think of more...I will post them.



hmmmm...I'm probably sure that I have...but I usually don't. I'm not really too keen on kissing arse...not too many people deserve that kind of treatment, IMO.



I've been kissing my girlfriend's ass to get her back into my life again.  ::)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/01/06 at 8:25 am



I've been kissing my girlfriend's ass to get her back into my life again.  ::)


we know, Howard. ;)

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Written By: Howard on 12/01/06 at 2:50 pm


we know, Howard. ;)


I know you know.  ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/12/06 at 9:03 pm

I wanna answer more questions...Howard is the only one asking them.....come on guys! :D ;D

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/12/06 at 9:04 pm

If Rosie O'Donnell really did dive out of the sky, would you freak out?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/12/06 at 9:08 pm


If Rosie O'Donnell really did dive out of the sky, would you freak out?



hmmm...I guess only if I was standing under her and suffered the brunt of her fall. ;D :D

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Written By: Howard on 12/12/06 at 10:25 pm


I wanna answer more questions...Howard is the only one asking them.....come on guys! :D ;D


I'm not the only one.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/12/06 at 10:27 pm


I'm not the only one.



you are one of the "regulars" in this thread! :D ;)

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/12/06 at 10:27 pm

If you had to pick the one food that you can absolutely under no circumstances live without............what you would pick?

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/13/06 at 12:21 am

If you had a million dollars (tax free), what would you like to do with it?

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/13/06 at 2:30 am

So, Erin:

What type of reading do you enjoy?
Any particular authors or subjects?
And have I asked this previously? (I hate being redundant)

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Written By: Howard on 12/13/06 at 6:10 am

What do you do when you're bored?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/13/06 at 9:00 am


If you had to pick the one food that you can absolutely under no circumstances live without............what you would pick?



I would have to say: cheese.  I love cheese way too much...I know it is fattening....but it is something that I have always loved and probably couldn't do without at least a little bit of it.




If you had a million dollars (tax free), what would you like to do with it?



without a doubt...I would first pay off all of my bills. I have accumulated a lot of debt, and I couldn't sit easy until it is all paid off.  Then, I would pay off my parent's house for them, pay off my sister's schooling for her, sell our house and buy a house of our dreams, and invest some of it.



So, Erin:

What type of reading do you enjoy?
Any particular authors or subjects?
And have I asked this previously? (I hate being redundant)



I think someone asked me this...not sure if it was you or not, Wayne...but that's ok, I'll answer it again! :)


I love reading murder mystery/thriller type books the best. My favorite authors are: Patricia Cornwell, Dean Koontz, John Saul, and Mary Higgins Clark.  I also read a lot of parenting books and self-help type of books.  And...I love children's books too..I have quite a collection of them (old and new). I love Shel Silverstein books, as well as Beverly Cleary, Dr.Suess, Judy Blume, and many others.


What do you do when you're bored?



well, since most of my day is quite boring...I try to keep busy. I do a lot of cleaning/organizing kind of stuff...and I am on the computer a lot. I spend time with my family...we like to go places together on the weekend. During the day I do a lot of stuff with Vaughn. We color, watch movies together, play with PlayDoh, he helps me cook/bake sometimes.  He will be starting kindergarten next year, so I will be going back to work/school...so I will be quite busy then.  I like to go antique/fleatique/thrift store shopping in my spare time...I like to go for long rides in the car, out for dinner and a movie, I love to go see plays/musicals...but a lot of times I am content just hanging out with my family..talking, joking around...stuff like that. :)

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Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/14/06 at 12:42 pm



I would have to say: cheese.  I love cheese way too much...I know it is fattening....but it is something that I have always loved and probably couldn't do without at least a little bit of it.




Me neither!  I love cheese!  What are your favorite kinds?  Hard cheese or the soft spreadable kind?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/14/06 at 1:47 pm


Me neither!  I love cheese!  What are your favorite kinds?  Hard cheese or the soft spreadable kind?



my very favorite kind of cheese is Lorraine Swiss cheese...I also like colby/jack blend. When I was little my grandma would always buy that brick cheese and make open faced brick cheese and tomato sandwiches...mmmm.

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Written By: Howard on 12/14/06 at 2:29 pm

I loved your card Erin,Thank You.  :)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/14/06 at 7:37 pm


I loved your card Erin,Thank You.  :)



aww...I'm glad you loved it Howard! :)

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/14/06 at 7:45 pm


Me neither!  I love cheese!  What are your favorite kinds?  Hard cheese or the soft spreadable kind?


My own preferences run to White Stilton, Provolone, Baby Gouda and Myzithri.
Asiago and Feta are quite good, too, as well as a Mexican crumble cheese called "Cotijo."

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/14/06 at 7:47 pm


My own preferences run to White Stilton, Provolone, Baby Gouda and Myzithri.
Asiago and Feta are quite good, too, as well as a Mexican crumble cheese called "Cotijo."



you're making me hungry, Wayne!! ;D :D

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/14/06 at 10:10 pm



you're making me hungry, Wayne!! ;D :D


lol Me too, I'm a huge cheese fan.  I get all excited when I get those Hickory Farms/Fiji catalogs in the mail.  I sit and drool all over the silly cheese that I can't afford to buy.  ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/14/06 at 10:11 pm


lol Me too, I'm a huge cheese fan.  I get all excited when I get those Hickory Farms/Fiji catalogs in the mail.  I sit and drool all over the silly cheese that I can't afford to buy.  ;D



when we were young...my parents would buy each of us a little Hickory Farms cheese/meat/cracker set...and we would eat them after opening our presents on Christmas morning.

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/15/06 at 12:58 pm


lol Me too, I'm a huge cheese fan.  I get all excited when I get those Hickory Farms/Fiji catalogs in the mail.  I sit and drool all over the silly cheese that I can't afford to buy.  ;D


With the single exception of White Stilton, every other cheese I mentioned is available in the grocery stores!
Pretty affordable, most of the time, too!

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Written By: Howard on 12/15/06 at 2:24 pm

Do you like Gorgonzola cheese?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/15/06 at 2:26 pm


Do you like Gorgonzola cheese?


I don't know that I ever had it, Howard.

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Written By: Howard on 12/15/06 at 2:29 pm


I don't know that I ever had it, Howard.



Is that the cheese where it stinks? :P

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/15/06 at 3:59 pm



Is that the cheese where it stinks? :P



it might..I'm not sure. ???

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/15/06 at 6:37 pm



Is that the cheese where it stinks? :P



No, that's Limburger.

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/15/06 at 10:08 pm

Gorgonzolla is bleu cheese (if I'm not mistaken).

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/15/06 at 10:20 pm


Gorgonzolla is bleu cheese (if I'm not mistaken).



It is.  My sister loves it.

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Written By: Trimac20 on 12/16/06 at 12:37 am

Sorry if this has been asked before...but what's your favourite vacation spot?

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Written By: Howard on 12/16/06 at 6:59 am



No, that's Limburger.



Have you ever had Limburger before?

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/16/06 at 3:29 pm



Have you ever had Limburger before?



No.  Just because I know what it is doesn't mean I've had it.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/16/06 at 4:50 pm


Sorry if this has been asked before...but what's your favourite vacation spot?



Well...this past summer we went down to South Carolina (Hilton Head Island) to visit my grandparents/aunt & uncle...we stayed for 10 days, and also while we were there, we took a trip to Savannah, Georgia....I love it there!  I really love historical places...I love to learn about history, stuff like ghost tours....visiting antique shops...stuff like that. It was probably my best trip down there.  I haven't traveled much in my lifetime yet...but that would be my favorite place as of now. I would definitely love to go to Italy someday though.

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Written By: Howard on 12/17/06 at 6:39 am

Do you have a favorite diner?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/17/06 at 9:25 pm


Do you have a favorite diner?



well, speaking of diners...I am a fan of the old-fashioned classic diners. There's this one up in Erie, Pa. that is really cool. It's an authentic diner from the 50's. Someone bought it and fixed it all up and now they serve food there.  There's also one in Hilton Head, SC that is really good. It's your typical "greasy spoon" diner...but it's so nostalgic (which I LOVE).

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Written By: Howard on 12/18/06 at 3:34 pm



well, speaking of diners...I am a fan of the old-fashioned classic diners. There's this one up in Erie, Pa. that is really cool. It's an authentic diner from the 50's. Someone bought it and fixed it all up and now they serve food there.  There's also one in Hilton Head, SC that is really good. It's your typical "greasy spoon" diner...but it's so nostalgic (which I LOVE).


So you like Doo Wop Diners? :)

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/18/06 at 8:43 pm

I know you love thrift stores just as much as I do, what do you normally look for when you go to one?  Anything specific?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/18/06 at 10:19 pm


So you like Doo Wop Diners? :)


I like Doo Wop music...and diners...so, sure! :) ;)


I know you love thrift stores just as much as I do, what do you normally look for when you go to one?  Anything specific?



Well, I look for items usually that I can potentially re-sell on Ebay. I have found lots of neat retro/vintage things (clothing, toys, music, books, trinkets, etc) that I have re-sold and made a TON more than what I originally bought it for. I also find lots of clothes for Vaughn. Most of the time they look brand new, and they are always name brand clothing. He always looks like I spend a million bucks on him...but 95% of the time, it has been bought at thrift shops.  I have found a lot of neat things to decorate my house with too. I am very much into tribal masks/statues and I have a great collection of them (my livingroom is a hodge podge/tribal decor)....and several of them were found at thrift shops for a few bucks! ;)

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/19/06 at 1:10 am

If you could go to any 3 countries in the world, where would they be?

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/19/06 at 2:28 am

If you could live someone else's life, just for one day, who would it be?

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Written By: Howard on 12/19/06 at 6:32 am


I like Doo Wop music...and diners...so, sure! :) ;)


Well, I look for items usually that I can potentially re-sell on Ebay. I have found lots of neat retro/vintage things (clothing, toys, music, books, trinkets, etc) that I have re-sold and made a TON more than what I originally bought it for. I also find lots of clothes for Vaughn. Most of the time they look brand new, and they are always name brand clothing. He always looks like I spend a million bucks on him...but 95% of the time, it has been bought at thrift shops.  I have found a lot of neat things to decorate my house with too. I am very much into tribal masks/statues and I have a great collection of them (my livingroom is a hodge podge/tribal decor)....and several of them were found at thrift shops for a few bucks! ;)


What's your favorite Doo Wop music group?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/19/06 at 9:11 am


If you could go to any 3 countries in the world, where would they be?



Italy....because I am Italian, and my ancestors were from there.
Slovenia....because I have a friend, whom I have known since around 1997, that lives there...and he always wanted me to visit.
Egypt...because the whole idea of the kings/mummies/pyramids are fascinating to me.




If you could live someone else's life, just for one day, who would it be?



I would have to say, a broadway star. I've always loved acting and singing...but have been nowhere near the level of being professional. I have loved theatre ever since I was young (and involved with children's community theatre)...and I think it would be amazing to be able to be in a professionals shoes for a day....to see what it entails.


What's your favorite Doo Wop music group?


um...The Drifters, The Skyliners. Pure Gold, Johnny Angel & The Halos....there are so many of them that I like.

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/19/06 at 12:04 pm

As a child, what "celebrity" crushes did you have?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/19/06 at 12:06 pm


As a child, what "celebrity" crushes did you have?


when I was young (like 10 or so)....I absolutely loved Ricky Schroeder. He was such a hunk! LOL!


When I was a young teenager...I was really...REALLY into New Kids on The Block. I thought I would never love anyone like I did Joey McIntyre.


When I was an older teenager....I had a massive crush on John Travolta. I thought he was soooo cute.

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 12/19/06 at 12:20 pm

Any childhood "jealousies" as far as celebs go?

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Written By: Howard on 12/19/06 at 12:32 pm



Italy....because I am Italian, and my ancestors were from there.
Slovenia....because I have a friend, whom I have known since around 1997, that lives there...and he always wanted me to visit.
Egypt...because the whole idea of the kings/mummies/pyramids are fascinating to me.




I would have to say, a broadway star. I've always loved acting and singing...but have been nowhere near the level of being professional. I have loved theatre ever since I was young (and involved with children's community theatre)...and I think it would be amazing to be able to be in a professionals shoes for a day....to see what it entails.

um...The Drifters, The Skyliners. Pure Gold, Johnny Angel & The Halos....there are so many of them that I like.



Then if you like Doo Wop,You must be as old as my father. ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/19/06 at 12:49 pm


Any childhood "jealousies" as far as celebs go?



you mean...was I jealous of any female celebrities, their looks, popularity, etc?



Um...I used to think that Tiffany (the singer) was really pretty..I loved her red hair. I also thought that Alyssa Milano was pretty too, and Kellie Martin (the girl that played on the show Life Goes On)....but I wasn't jealous of them...just thought they were pretty.




Then if you like Doo Wop,You must be as old as my father. ;D



no Howard...I am younger than you. I turn 30 in January. I just happen to be an "old soul"...everything I like is from the past. :)

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Written By: Howard on 12/19/06 at 1:41 pm



you mean...was I jealous of any female celebrities, their looks, popularity, etc?



Um...I used to think that Tiffany (the singer) was really pretty..I loved her red hair. I also thought that Alyssa Milano was pretty too, and Kellie Martin (the girl that played on the show Life Goes On)....but I wasn't jealous of them...just thought they were pretty.



no Howard...I am younger than you. I turn 30 in January. I just happen to be an "old soul"...everything I like is from the past. :)



My father is 65,just don't get old and crotchety. ;) ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/19/06 at 1:43 pm



My father is 65,just don't get old and crotchety. ;) ;D



I'll definitely try not to. ;)

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/19/06 at 3:21 pm



Then if you like Doo Wop,You must be as old as my father. ;D




I love Doo Wop music and I'm 24.  There's no age limit on this sort of thing.

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Written By: Dominic L. on 12/19/06 at 4:42 pm




I love Doo Wop music and I'm 24.  There's no age limit on this sort of thing.


As do I, and I'm 15. =o

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/19/06 at 8:53 pm




I love Doo Wop music and I'm 24.  There's no age limit on this sort of thing.




As do I, and I'm 15. =o




ROCK ON!! 8)

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Written By: Dominic L. on 12/19/06 at 9:28 pm





ROCK ON!! 8)


Doo Wop on?

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Written By: Howard on 12/19/06 at 9:39 pm



I'll definitely try not to. ;)


When your My father's age,your doo wop goes way back to the late 40's early 1950 era.

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Written By: Howard on 12/19/06 at 9:39 pm


Doo Wop on?


Doo Wop Sh-Boom! ;D

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Written By: Howard on 02/04/07 at 12:28 pm

Erin,I was wondering if it's possible to get rid or 1 or 2 pictures of the cats,I'm starting to get red x's on my side or maybe get some brand new pictures? ???

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/04/07 at 9:14 pm


Erin,I was wondering if it's possible to get rid or 1 or 2 pictures of the cats,I'm starting to get red x's on my side or maybe get some brand new pictures? ???



they show up on mine.

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Written By: Howard on 02/05/07 at 6:19 am



they show up on mine.


2 of the cat pictures are Red X's,How do I make them show up again?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/05/07 at 9:46 am


2 of the cat pictures are Red X's,How do I make them show up again?



I have no idea.

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Written By: Howard on 02/05/07 at 3:39 pm



I have no idea.



I'm sorry,I thought you knew,Maybe Chucky knows? ???

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/05/07 at 6:48 pm



I'm sorry,I thought you knew,Maybe Chucky knows? ???


I wonder if everyone else can see all of them? ???

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Written By: Howard on 02/05/07 at 9:57 pm


I wonder if everyone else can see all of them? ???


Erin first it says 3 items remaining,2,1 then the blue line goes across very slowly till 2 red x's appear.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/05/07 at 10:02 pm


I wonder if everyone else can see all of them? ???



I can only see 2 pictures.  However I don't see red X's for anything else.

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Written By: Howard on 02/05/07 at 10:13 pm



I can only see 2 pictures.  However I don't see red X's for anything else.


So what could be wrong on my computer? ???

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/05/07 at 10:15 pm


So what could be wrong on my computer? ???



I don't think it's your computer, Howard.  It might be that the pictures just aren't working and you get red x's and I don't.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/05/07 at 11:07 pm



I don't think it's your computer, Howard.  It might be that the pictures just aren't working and you get red x's and I don't.



which two are still visible?

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/05/07 at 11:11 pm



which two are still visible?



The cat clock and the 4 cats that look like an Andy Warhol painting.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/05/07 at 11:11 pm



The cat clock and the 4 cats that look like an Andy Warhol painting.


ok...thanks, I will have to revamp it a bit.

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Written By: Dominic L. on 02/05/07 at 11:27 pm


ok...thanks, I will have to revamp it a bit.


I see all of the pictures, and have no problem seeing them anywhere else.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/05/07 at 11:29 pm


I see all of the pictures, and have no problem seeing them anywhere else.



can you see the current ones? I added a few different ones. There should be 5.

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Written By: Dominic L. on 02/05/07 at 11:30 pm



can you see the current ones? I added a few different ones. There should be 5.


I see five, no red squares.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/06/07 at 12:05 am


I see five, no red squares.


ok...good!

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Written By: Howard on 02/06/07 at 6:33 am

Me too,Now I see 5 pictures,Thanks Erin.Wow,and all of this time I thought there was something wrong with my computer.  ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/06/07 at 9:04 am


Me too,Now I see 5 pictures,Thanks Erin.Wow,and all of this time I thought there was something wrong with my computer.  ;D



no problem! It was time to change it up a bit anyway! ;)

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Written By: Howard on 02/06/07 at 11:58 am



no problem! It was time to change it up a bit anyway! ;)


So why were there Red X's on my side anyway? ???

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/06/07 at 2:51 pm


So why were there Red X's on my side anyway? ???



I dunno....but they aren't there now....so, yay!

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Written By: Howard on 02/06/07 at 10:04 pm



I dunno....but they aren't there now....so, yay!


How'd you fix them? :)

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/06/07 at 10:06 pm


How'd you fix them? :)



My guess is she chose new pictures, obviously.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/06/07 at 10:08 pm



My guess is she chose new pictures, obviously.



yep..that would be it! I decided to change a few of them.

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Written By: Howard on 02/07/07 at 6:16 am



yep..that would be it! I decided to change a few of them.



Very Nice Pictures Erin. :)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/07/07 at 8:31 am



Very Nice Pictures Erin. :)


thanks Howard.

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Written By: Howard on 02/07/07 at 2:26 pm


thanks Howard.


Did those pictures come from a folder of pictures? ???

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/07/07 at 11:43 pm


Did those pictures come from a folder of pictures? ???



they are pictures that are in my photobucket.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/08/07 at 6:16 am

Have you ever got work from a job coach?

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/08/07 at 6:41 am

What is your favorite food to make?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/08/07 at 7:55 am


Have you ever got work from a job coach?


nope, all of the jobs that I have obtained have been ones that I found on my own.




What is your favorite food to make?


probably a few different crockpot recipes.....and my meatloaf stuffed with cheese.

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/08/07 at 8:09 am



probably a few different crockpot recipes.....and my meatloaf stuffed with cheese.


mmmm.that sounds good.  I LOVE meatloaf. 

When can I come over for dinner?  ;D


Have you ever slipped and fallen on the ice?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/08/07 at 12:04 pm


mmmm.that sounds good.  I LOVE meatloaf. 

When can I come over for dinner?  ;D


Have you ever slipped and fallen on the ice?



Well, too bad you still don't live in the Pgh area....you could definitely come on over for dinner!! :)


OH gosh, yes..I have slipped and fallen on ice. I have such a fear of that in the winter time. I once slipped on the ice when walking to the bus-stop (when I was in jr. high school)...and I fell in front of people...I was so embarassed!  The other time was somewhat humerous.  I was living at home with my parents at the time, and was coming home from working late..around 2 am. My parents live up this very steep driveway, and if you don't have 4-wheel drive...forget getting up there when it's snowing/icy.  So...I parked my car at the bottom and attempted to walk up. Well, I had worn my Doc Marten shoes that day, and those things are NOT good winter shoes. So...after much attempts at trying to walk in them....I had to eventually resort to crawling on my hands and knees to get up to the house. I was SO glad that it was at 2 am....and everyone was asleep...if someone would have seen me doing that....they would have thought I was nuts! :D ;D

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Written By: Howard on 02/08/07 at 1:54 pm

Do you network? ???

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/08/07 at 10:23 pm


Do you network? ???



I'm not sure I understand where you are going with that, Howard?

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/08/07 at 10:35 pm

Do you have a recipe for your meatloaf?  Hubby came home with a ton of ground hamburger and...well your cheese--filled meatloaf sounded so good...

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/08/07 at 10:38 pm


Do you have a recipe for your meatloaf?  Hubby came home with a ton of ground hamburger and...well your cheese--filled meatloaf sounded so good...



Basically....I take ground meat...mix a bit of bread crumbs into it...add a few spices (italian spices).....put half of it in a loaf pan.....use any kind of cheese for the middle layer (I usually use shredded colby jack...but any kind will do)......then put the remaining meat mixture on top of it. Then I put ketchup on top of my meatloaf...and throw it in the oven at about 350 for 45-55 minutes. I usually take it out at 45 minutes and check to see if it has cooked the whole way through...if not, I will pop it back in for about 10-15 minutes.  It's very simple..and yummy! :)

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/08/07 at 10:41 pm



Basically....I take ground meat...mix a bit of bread crumbs into it...add a few spices (italian spices).....put half of it in a loaf pan.....use any kind of cheese for the middle layer (I usually use shredded colby jack...but any kind will do)......then put the remaining meat mixture on top of it. Then I put ketchup on top of my meatloaf...and throw it in the oven at about 350 for 45-55 minutes. I usually take it out at 45 minutes and check to see if it has cooked the whole way through...if not, I will pop it back in for about 10-15 minutes.  It's very simple..and yummy! :)


Wonderful!  Guess who's having cheese-stuffed meatloaf for lunch tomorrow?  ;D  Thanks for your recipe.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/08/07 at 10:42 pm


Wonderful!  Guess who's having cheese-stuffed meatloaf for lunch tomorrow?  ;D  Thanks for your recipe.



YAY!!! I hope it turns out very yummy for you! :)  No problem, BTW.

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Written By: Howard on 02/09/07 at 6:12 am



I'm not sure I understand where you are going with that, Howard?


Do you have people who know other people who have work or jobs available?

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Written By: Howard on 02/09/07 at 6:13 am



Basically....I take ground meat...mix a bit of bread crumbs into it...add a few spices (italian spices).....put half of it in a loaf pan.....use any kind of cheese for the middle layer (I usually use shredded colby jack...but any kind will do)......then put the remaining meat mixture on top of it. Then I put ketchup on top of my meatloaf...and throw it in the oven at about 350 for 45-55 minutes. I usually take it out at 45 minutes and check to see if it has cooked the whole way through...if not, I will pop it back in for about 10-15 minutes.  It's very simple..and yummy! :)


Could you come cook for us? ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/09/07 at 7:58 am


Do you have people who know other people who have work or jobs available?


Unfortunately I don't.  I don't get out there much in the world of business. I am home most of the time with Vaughn...or at my part-time job.  I'm anxious though to get back into the swing of things when Vaughn starts school.


Could you come cook for us? ;D


Haha...if I lived a bit closer, I sure would! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/09/07 at 3:21 pm

Do you have money saved up for Vaughn's college?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/09/07 at 7:11 pm


Do you have money saved up for Vaughn's college?


not currently...however, as soon as he starts kindergarten and I go back to work full-time...there's this plan that we are going to get into...that will give him a little something when he gets older and time to go to college.

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Written By: Howard on 02/10/07 at 6:48 am


not currently...however, as soon as he starts kindergarten and I go back to work full-time...there's this plan that we are going to get into...that will give him a little something when he gets older and time to go to college.


http://www.philau.edu/images/philaulogo_official.jpg


Here's a college he could attend,But you don't have to worry about that right now.^


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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/10/07 at 10:23 pm




http://www.philau.edu/images/philaulogo_official.jpg


Here's a college he could attend,But you don't have to worry about that right now.^





ya, we have a long way off to be thinking about where he will go. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/11/07 at 7:12 am


ya, we have a long way off to be thinking about where he will go. :)


Say about 20-25 years from now.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/11/07 at 6:28 pm


Say about 20-25 years from now.



Howard, Vaughn is almost 5.  People start college when they're 18.  That's not in 25 years.  However Erin and Chris still have a ways to go before they think about where to send their child to college.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/12/07 at 5:57 am



Howard, Vaughn is almost 5.  People start college when they're 18.  That's not in 25 years.  However Erin and Chris still have a ways to go before they think about where to send their child to college.


Sorry,I must've miscalculated.

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/12/07 at 6:06 am

Besides, some parents don't pay diddly squat for their children's college.  I paid for every cent of mine through loans and the wee tiny Ohio Pell Grant of $56 a quarter (which probably paid for ONE textbook)  ;D

BTW Erin, the meatloaf was fabulous!  Even hubby liked it and he doesn't like Meatloaf.  Woot!


If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world (all expenses paid) where would you go?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/12/07 at 8:40 am


Besides, some parents don't pay diddly squat for their children's college.  I paid for every cent of mine through loans and the wee tiny Ohio Pell Grant of $56 a quarter (which probably paid for ONE textbook)  ;D

BTW Erin, the meatloaf was fabulous!  Even hubby liked it and he doesn't like Meatloaf.  Woot!


If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world (all expenses paid) where would you go?



ohh.....I'm SO glad that it turned out good! YAY!! :)

To be honest with you....if it was an all expense paid thing....I would just really love to get an RV and take a whole summer travelling around the US. I really want to drive the entire Rt. 66 and take in all of the neat roadside attractions (what ones are left)....take pictures, etc. That would be a dream come true to me.
I would also really like to visit Italy. I have ancestors from there, and I would like to find out exactly where they were from, and go visit.

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Written By: thereshegoes on 02/12/07 at 12:38 pm



ohh.....I'm SO glad that it turned out good! YAY!! :)

To be honest with you....if it was an all expense paid thing....I would just really love to get an RV and take a whole summer travelling around the US. I really want to drive the entire Rt. 66 and take in all of the neat roadside attractions (what ones are left)....take pictures, etc. That would be a dream come true to me.
I would also really like to visit Italy. I have ancestors from there, and I would like to find out exactly where they were from, and go visit.


They would welcome you with open arms and a bottle of vino, italians are the best :)

Q. Do you miss your childhood?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/12/07 at 1:02 pm


They would welcome you with open arms and a bottle of vino, italians are the best :)

Q. Do you miss your childhood?



yes, I miss my childhood terribly.  I am the type of person that lives in the past SO much, that sometimes I get depressed because there is no way I could ever go back. If a time machine were to be invented...I would definitely go back and never want to return to present day.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/12/07 at 3:46 pm

What's your favorite part during the 80's?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/12/07 at 3:49 pm


What's your favorite part during the 80's?



well...since most of the 80's was my childhood/pre-teens....I would have to say family memories. We used to go on some great vacations to the ocean, we'd do family things every weekend (bowling, rollerskating, going out to dinner, game night, etc). My parents always tried real hard to make our childhood special. We were never rich (moneywise)...but were very rich in other ways. :)

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Written By: Howard on 02/12/07 at 3:50 pm



well...since most of the 80's was my childhood/pre-teens....I would have to say family memories. We used to go on some great vacations to the ocean, we'd do family things every weekend (bowling, rollerskating, going out to dinner, game night, etc). My parents always tried real hard to make our childhood special. We were never rich (moneywise)...but were very rich in other ways. :)



Did you meet your husband during the 80's? ???

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/12/07 at 3:53 pm



Did you meet your husband during the 80's? ???



No Howard...I only met my husband like 5 years ago. :)

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Written By: thereshegoes on 02/12/07 at 5:02 pm



yes, I miss my childhood terribly.  I am the type of person that lives in the past SO much, that sometimes I get depressed because there is no way I could ever go back. If a time machine were to be invented...I would definitely go back and never want to return to present day.


I sometimes feel like that too,it's like when we were kids all we wanted was to grow up and now what i wouldn't give to be a kid again :(

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/12/07 at 5:08 pm



No Howard...I only met my husband like 5 years ago. :)


I thought it was during the 80's.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/12/07 at 5:11 pm


I sometimes feel like that too,it's like when we were kids all we wanted was to grow up and now what i wouldn't give to be a kid again :(


Yes, that's SO true. I remember when I was young...I totally wanted to be older...and now, I'd give anything to go back. Have you ever seen the movie, "13 Going on 30?"....it reminds me so much of that...it's one of my favorite movies...if you haven't seen it....rent it! :)



I thought it was during the 80's.



no Howard....from 1980 to 1989...I was only 3-12 years old....not nearly old enough to marry someone!! :D ;D ;)

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Written By: thereshegoes on 02/12/07 at 5:20 pm


Yes, that's SO true. I remember when I was young...I totally wanted to be older...and now, I'd give anything to go back. Have you ever seen the movie, "13 Going on 30?"....it reminds me so much of that...it's one of my favorite movies...if you haven't seen it....rent it! :)


I watched that for one reason...Mark Rufallo :-* :-* :-*

Oh the Thriller dance, best scene on that movie  :D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/12/07 at 5:21 pm


I watched that for one reason...Mark Rufallo :-* :-* :-*

Oh the Thriller dance, best scene on that movie  :D





a BIG karma for you girlie...Mark Ruffalo is my favorite actor....he is SO damn hot!!! ;)

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Written By: thereshegoes on 02/12/07 at 5:44 pm



a BIG karma for you girlie...Mark Ruffalo is my favorite actor....he is SO damn hot!!! ;)

Karma back 'cause you got good taste in men ;)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/12/07 at 5:52 pm


Karma back 'cause you got good taste in men ;)


WOOO WOOO!!! :D ;D

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Written By: Marty McFly on 02/12/07 at 8:30 pm


Yes, that's SO true. I remember when I was young...I totally wanted to be older...and now, I'd give anything to go back. Have you ever seen the movie, "13 Going on 30?"....it reminds me so much of that...it's one of my favorite movies...if you haven't seen it....rent it! :)


I've been reading this thread from the beginning and could've sworn I'd posted in it. Can't believe I never have till now (when I saw the 13 Going On 30 mention, I couldn't resist). :)

Just so I can ask a question and not just ramble like I tend to: Do you think that was a pretty believable storyline for how it might go if you could actually do that? I do. Even little things like Jenna's reaction to Eminem wanting an answer on the phone ("Plain! Umm, peanut?!") were good attention to detail. Of course her seeing the error of her ways with Matt was very realistic too.


I can vouch for the flipping in thinking when you're a certain age as well. When I was younger and I'd complain about some aspect of being a kid (i.e. not having certain freedom, not being taken seriously, being stereotyped by "the adults" as still being into toys, etc), people older than me would often remind me about how great it is to be young and that you'll miss it someday. I used to think it was crazy talk. Not that I didn't believe them, but I just assumed it was their personal opinions and thought: well yeah, you might miss being a kid, but that doesn't mean I will.

I may have missed the past prior when I was younger, but not for being the actual age I was. Like when I was 12 in 1994, I missed certain '80s stuff itself, but I sure wasn't having nostalgia over being age 5, lol. :D However, once that started happening to me (probably around 19-21 - I hated suddenly being older than a teen when it seemed like just yesterday that high schoolers would've perceived me as some little kid), everything I'd heard from the older people suddenly made perfect sense.

I guess the moral of the story being not to let life pass you by 'cause chances are you'll miss it when it's over.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/12/07 at 10:06 pm


I've been reading this thread from the beginning and could've sworn I'd posted in it. Can't believe I never have till now (when I saw the 13 Going On 30 mention, I couldn't resist). :)

Just so I can ask a question and not just ramble like I tend to: Do you think that was a pretty believable storyline for how it might go if you could actually do that? I do. Even little things like Jenna's reaction to Eminem wanting an answer on the phone ("Plain! Umm, peanut?!") were good attention to detail. Of course her seeing the error of her ways with Matt was very realistic too.


I can vouch for the flipping in thinking when you're a certain age as well. When I was younger and I'd complain about some aspect of being a kid (i.e. not having certain freedom, not being taken seriously, being stereotyped by "the adults" as still being into toys, etc), people older than me would often remind me about how great it is to be young and that you'll miss it someday. I used to think it was crazy talk. Not that I didn't believe them, but I just assumed it was their personal opinions and thought: well yeah, you might miss being a kid, but that doesn't mean I will.

I may have missed the past prior when I was younger, but not for being the actual age I was. Like when I was 12 in 1994, I missed certain '80s stuff itself, but I sure wasn't having nostalgia over being age 5, lol. :D However, once that started happening to me (probably around 19-21 - I hated suddenly being older than a teen when it seemed like just yesterday that high schoolers would've perceived me as some little kid), everything I'd heard from the older people suddenly made perfect sense.

I guess the moral of the story being not to let life pass you by 'cause chances are you'll miss it when it's over.



Yes, I think it was a great depiction as to how it would be if one was taken back in time.  I could really relate to that movie, in how she felt when she was younger...and then how she ended up feeling when she was older. My very favorite part of the movie was when she was older and she was so overwhelmed by her "adult life"....that the only thing she could do was run home to her parent's house and hide in the closet and cry. I thought it was so sweet when she climbed in bed with her parents...and then the next morning, her mom was making breakfast for her. I can so relate to that. Some days when I feel so very overwhelmed with my "grown-up" life....just the thought of the comfort of my parent's house....in the bedroom that I grew up in, and had so many memories in....it just sooths my soul (as cheesy as it may sound). I remember one time recently...I was at my parent's house...and I didn't feel good at all. So...I asked my mom if she minded that I take a warm bath (of course she was like..."no, why would I mind?")....and then I snuggled in the bed in my old bedroom....it was so comforting to me...and probably the best sleep I've had in a long time. :)

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Written By: Marty McFly on 02/12/07 at 11:22 pm



Yes, I think it was a great depiction as to how it would be if one was taken back in time.  I could really relate to that movie, in how she felt when she was younger...and then how she ended up feeling when she was older. My very favorite part of the movie was when she was older and she was so overwhelmed by her "adult life"....that the only thing she could do was run home to her parent's house and hide in the closet and cry. I thought it was so sweet when she climbed in bed with her parents...and then the next morning, her mom was making breakfast for her. I can so relate to that. Some days when I feel so very overwhelmed with my "grown-up" life....just the thought of the comfort of my parent's house....in the bedroom that I grew up in, and had so many memories in....it just sooths my soul (as cheesy as it may sound). I remember one time recently...I was at my parent's house...and I didn't feel good at all. So...I asked my mom if she minded that I take a warm bath (of course she was like..."no, why would I mind?")....and then I snuggled in the bed in my old bedroom....it was so comforting to me...and probably the best sleep I've had in a long time. :)


Oh, you mean like in your actual old room? Yeah, I can completely see how you'd feel there (and it's not cheesy at all - I mean I feel that way about something as insignificant as listening to a tape that, say my parents recorded). I guess the key thing in all this is, whatever it is, if it's been a part of your "history", then that's special to you.

Unfortunately I could never do that with any of my childhood houses, since we've moved around (albeit mostly within the Bay Area and within, say 100-110 miles, but enough to be significant) and I didn't get into the townhouse complex we're in now till I was 14 (and not in this unit till I was 19). I used to even find it strange how most people lived in one house for a long time. It wasn't till I got older that I started realizing it was us that were different, lol.

Oh I agree about the movie too. I think she began to realize (in the original, natural history) she'd became a different person at the very moment she rejected Matt and made her way into the "Six chicks" crowd with Lucy, etc. Towards the end, you could tell all she wanted was another chance at life and rejected what had become of her. Of course, in real life, unfortunately once you realize a life lesson like that, time has already passed, which makes us long even more for the chance to do something like that over again. I guess that's the magic of "time travel" fantasies.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 02/12/07 at 11:24 pm

I know you. I even know that the weather tomorrow will be snowy! You'll even get a "wintry mix" tomorrow night.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/13/07 at 6:26 am


I know you. I even know that the weather tomorrow will be snowy! You'll even get a "wintry mix" tomorrow night.


Especially here In New York.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/13/07 at 11:59 am


Oh, you mean like in your actual old room? Yeah, I can completely see how you'd feel there (and it's not cheesy at all - I mean I feel that way about something as insignificant as listening to a tape that, say my parents recorded). I guess the key thing in all this is, whatever it is, if it's been a part of your "history", then that's special to you.

Unfortunately I could never do that with any of my childhood houses, since we've moved around (albeit mostly within the Bay Area and within, say 100-110 miles, but enough to be significant) and I didn't get into the townhouse complex we're in now till I was 14 (and not in this unit till I was 19). I used to even find it strange how most people lived in one house for a long time. It wasn't till I got older that I started realizing it was us that were different, lol.

Oh I agree about the movie too. I think she began to realize (in the original, natural history) she'd became a different person at the very moment she rejected Matt and made her way into the "Six chicks" crowd with Lucy, etc. Towards the end, you could tell all she wanted was another chance at life and rejected what had become of her. Of course, in real life, unfortunately once you realize a life lesson like that, time has already passed, which makes us long even more for the chance to do something like that over again. I guess that's the magic of "time travel" fantasies.



Yes, it was in my actual old bedroom, however, we only lived in that house from the time I was 17 years old.....the house I grew up in from the time I was around 4, was in a town about 20 minutes away. My parents were renting that place at the time, and they really wanted to buy their own house...so they found a nice house the summer before my senior year of high school. We moved, but I didn't want to transfer to a different school...so I gave my grandma's address (she happened to live in the same town as our old house)...and I drove to school everyday.

Yes, regarding the "time travel" fantasies....I have been thinking about that SO much more lately...wishing that it was a possibility. Have you ever seen the movie, "Somewhere In Time?" If not, you definitely have to see it. It deals with time travel, and it stars Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymor....very good movie. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/13/07 at 12:00 pm


I know you. I even know that the weather tomorrow will be snowy! You'll even get a "wintry mix" tomorrow night.



Well, thank you Mr. Weatherman! ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/13/07 at 12:05 pm

How do you balance your day? ???

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/13/07 at 12:08 pm


How do you balance your day? ???



Well Howard, my day usually doesn't consist of much right now. I am home during the day with Vaughn, while Chris is at work. I clean (laundry, floors, dusting, organizing, etc), try to occupy Vaughn with things to do, post on here some, etc. Then...Chris comes home from work around 3:30-4:00....and some of the days I go to work around 5:00. I only work about 3-4 days per week...I only wanted a part-time job right now. Once Vaughn starts kindergarten (this fall), I will hopefully have a different job (a daylight job, that pays more). I am gonna try to get a job within a local school district...that way I will have evenings/weekends/holidays/summer off. So...that's about it. On weekends, I work sometimes....and other times...I do things with my family.  My life isn't really busy or demanding at all.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/13/07 at 12:11 pm



Well Howard, my day usually doesn't consist of much right now. I am home during the day with Vaughn, while Chris is at work. I clean (laundry, floors, dusting, organizing, etc), try to occupy Vaughn with things to do, post on here some, etc. Then...Chris comes home from work around 3:30-4:00....and some of the days I go to work around 5:00. I only work about 3-4 days per week...I only wanted a part-time job right now. Once Vaughn starts kindergarten (this fall), I will hopefully have a different job (a daylight job, that pays more). I am gonna try to get a job within a local school district...that way I will have evenings/weekends/holidays/summer off. So...that's about it. On weekends, I work sometimes....and other times...I do things with my family.  My life isn't really busy or demanding at all.


Do you have any friends with whom you hang out with when you're not so busy?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/13/07 at 12:12 pm


Do you have any friends with whom you hang out with when you're not so busy?



Sadly, I don't really have friends which I go out with.  I am so close with my family (always have been)...that anytime I go out, it's usually with Chris....or with my mom, or with Beth.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/13/07 at 12:14 pm



Sadly, I don't really have friends which I go out with.  I am so close with my family (always have been)...that anytime I go out, it's usually with Chris....or with my mom, or with Beth.


I'm sorry to hear that,You can call me up and we could go out for a cup of coffee in Philadelphia. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/13/07 at 12:15 pm


I'm sorry to hear that,You can call me up and we could go out for a cup of coffee in Philadelphia. ;D



well Howard....I live far from Philly....about 5 hours or more.  I live near Pittsburgh (about 45 minutes away). But...if I lived closer...I would meet ya for a cup of joe. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/13/07 at 1:34 pm



well Howard....I live far from Philly....about 5 hours or more.  I live near Pittsburgh (about 45 minutes away). But...if I lived closer...I would meet ya for a cup of joe. :)


Sorry,you don't live in New York.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/13/07 at 1:35 pm


Sorry,you don't live in New York.


I've never even been to New York...I'd like to visit one day.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/13/07 at 1:37 pm


I've never even been to New York...I'd like to visit one day.


I'd sure like to have you come here.  :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/13/07 at 9:14 pm


I'd sure like to have you come here.  :)



I would like to come around Christmas time someday....that would be very festive.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/14/07 at 6:18 am



I would like to come around Christmas time someday....that would be very festive.


We'll plan in 10 months. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/14/07 at 8:13 am


We'll plan in 10 months. ;D



Well...I'm not sure I would be planning a trip for THIS Christmas...but if I do, I'll let you know...you can show us around the city. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/14/07 at 4:59 pm



Well...I'm not sure I would be planning a trip for THIS Christmas...but if I do, I'll let you know...you can show us around the city. :)



Great,I'm looking forward to it. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 02/16/07 at 9:16 pm



Yes, it was in my actual old bedroom, however, we only lived in that house from the time I was 17 years old.....the house I grew up in from the time I was around 4, was in a town about 20 minutes away. My parents were renting that place at the time, and they really wanted to buy their own house...so they found a nice house the summer before my senior year of high school. We moved, but I didn't want to transfer to a different school...so I gave my grandma's address (she happened to live in the same town as our old house)...and I drove to school everyday.

Yes, regarding the "time travel" fantasies....I have been thinking about that SO much more lately...wishing that it was a possibility. Have you ever seen the movie, "Somewhere In Time?" If not, you definitely have to see it. It deals with time travel, and it stars Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymor....very good movie. :)


Ah, gotcha. :)

While it wasn't your childhood, it's time enough ago to have some nostalgia over. Yeah, I don't blame you for giving your grandma's address to stay in the same school (basically, students have to live in the same district they go to school in. In the mid '90s, when we were moving around alot, that became a problem. Luckily, my school at the time, stretched the rules for a few months until we got settled). I know it's hard to "start over" by way of changing schools, from personal experience.



No, never seen Somewhere In Time actually, but I've heard good things about it.

Yeah, it's a bummer that it takes a lifetime to get a lifetime of experience, so by the time it's over, there's not as much you can "do" with it. I've said this many many times before, but I've always maintained that the scary thing about the present is that you don't know what's gonna happen. Whereas in the past, there's a safety because you know how everything turned out and how long things lasted, etc, so there's no potentially nasty surprises waiting around the corner.

Of course the same principle is true in any present. Like when 1987 actually was the current time, it was just as much "the unexpected" as this time is for now. However, if we view it from a 2007 perspective, we know that if we were to time travel back there, we'd have that interceding period of "safety" ahead of us. So, even though we'd eventually end up back in 2007 naturally in 20 years, we'd still have the ability to do things over again, while having the upper hand of future knowledge, so it would seem less worryful in that regard, ya know?

Am I totally geeking out here, or does that make some sense? :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/19/07 at 11:08 pm


Ah, gotcha. :)

While it wasn't your childhood, it's time enough ago to have some nostalgia over. Yeah, I don't blame you for giving your grandma's address to stay in the same school (basically, students have to live in the same district they go to school in. In the mid '90s, when we were moving around alot, that became a problem. Luckily, my school at the time, stretched the rules for a few months until we got settled). I know it's hard to "start over" by way of changing schools, from personal experience.



No, never seen Somewhere In Time actually, but I've heard good things about it.

Yeah, it's a bummer that it takes a lifetime to get a lifetime of experience, so by the time it's over, there's not as much you can "do" with it. I've said this many many times before, but I've always maintained that the scary thing about the present is that you don't know what's gonna happen. Whereas in the past, there's a safety because you know how everything turned out and how long things lasted, etc, so there's no potentially nasty surprises waiting around the corner.

Of course the same principle is true in any present. Like when 1987 actually was the current time, it was just as much "the unexpected" as this time is for now. However, if we view it from a 2007 perspective, we know that if we were to time travel back there, we'd have that interceding period of "safety" ahead of us. So, even though we'd eventually end up back in 2007 naturally in 20 years, we'd still have the ability to do things over again, while having the upper hand of future knowledge, so it would seem less worryful in that regard, ya know?

Am I totally geeking out here, or does that make some sense? :D



No, it makes total sense to me. I totally see what you are getting at. It's funny how life can go by and we just take the little moments for granted. We do the same thing in the current year. In 20 years, we will look back at 2007, and say, "wow, I wish I could go back to then and relive such and such experience."

It's never the monumental things from the past that I find myself missing...it's always the very small, usually unnoticeable things from that era...that I wish I could go back to relive. It's a certain scent (the smell of my strawberry shortcake doll that I received for Christmas), a certain feel (being curled up under a homemade quilt at my grandparent's house, while staying overnight and watching the Miss USA pageant), it's the certain taste (the slushy grape or cherry flavor of my Snoopy Sno-cone machine), the certain sound (hearing the neighborhood kids outside early in the morning during the summer, riding their bikes and announcing that it was time to start the play day), and it's the certain sights (running down the steps on Christmas morning...seeing the tree lit, and all of the presents that Santa left for us kids).  As I grow older, I become more and more appreciative of the little things that dotted my past.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/20/07 at 6:57 am

What did you do when the site was down for 2 days?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/20/07 at 7:07 am


What did you do when the site was down for 2 days?



I watched the rest of my Season 1 DVD set of the TV show, "The Ghost Whisperer".....I went to bed earlier than usual....I hung out with Beth, and I worked. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/20/07 at 12:36 pm



I watched the rest of my Season 1 DVD set of the TV show, "The Ghost Whisperer".....I went to bed earlier than usual....I hung out with Beth, and I worked. :)


At least you kept yourself busy.I just went to other messageboards to keep myself active.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/20/07 at 7:42 pm


At least you kept yourself busy.I just went to other messageboards to keep myself active.



that's cool. 8)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 02/20/07 at 9:23 pm



No, it makes total sense to me. I totally see what you are getting at. It's funny how life can go by and we just take the little moments for granted. We do the same thing in the current year. In 20 years, we will look back at 2007, and say, "wow, I wish I could go back to then and relive such and such experience."

It's never the monumental things from the past that I find myself missing...it's always the very small, usually unnoticeable things from that era...that I wish I could go back to relive. It's a certain scent (the smell of my strawberry shortcake doll that I received for Christmas), a certain feel (being curled up under a homemade quilt at my grandparent's house, while staying overnight and watching the Miss USA pageant), it's the certain taste (the slushy grape or cherry flavor of my Snoopy Sno-cone machine), the certain sound (hearing the neighborhood kids outside early in the morning during the summer, riding their bikes and announcing that it was time to start the play day), and it's the certain sights (running down the steps on Christmas morning...seeing the tree lit, and all of the presents that Santa left for us kids).  As I grow older, I become more and more appreciative of the little things that dotted my past.


Yeah, it's amazing how little things can stay with you for years, like the fragment of a conversation or what you were feeling or thinking at a certain moment.

It's funny, but I can remember talking to one of my teachers in Sixth grade in like 1994 (as I often did). We were discussing movies (like we both liked Ernest and Steve Martin stuff) and I said how I'd seen Goes To Jail in the theatres a few years before and things like that. She joked with me about how amazed she was that "a kid" could remember all these years or events with detail. But, like I've mentioned on here before, aside from the fact that I've always been pretty intellectual and pop culturally observant, when you also move around alot or experience tragedy that alot of people don't see until later in life (i.e. grandparents dying of "natural causes"), that I believe "ages" you quicker in terms of what you'll miss. You can also differentiate the years quicker.


I get the impression kids in the past didn't have as much to back then, so Baby Boomers for instance, tend to be more dismissive about the claims of people like me being nostalgic for our "childhood/under 12" years. Like my mom was born in 1954 and doesn't apparently remember much of anything culturally happening before the Beatles. Both her and my uncle (1952) and their peers thought of Elvis and anything else of that Fifties era as freakin' ancient when they were teens in the late 1960s, lol.

I sometimes worry about how hard it will be for people like us to really get to the other side of the age fence. Since I've been so used to everyone who defined my early life being "older than me", I think it'll be really sad to see people of that age dying or becoming less relevant to society towards the end of my life. Or at the very least, memories building on top of even more memories. For this very reason, I try not to dump on the present time so much, because it'll be gone someday too. And plus, this is still sorta "my time", so I'd like to enjoy my relatively young life with some fondness before it's over. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/20/07 at 10:20 pm


Yeah, it's amazing how little things can stay with you for years, like the fragment of a conversation or what you were feeling or thinking at a certain moment.

It's funny, but I can remember talking to one of my teachers in Sixth grade in like 1994 (as I often did). We were discussing movies (like we both liked Ernest and Steve Martin stuff) and I said how I'd seen Goes To Jail in the theatres a few years before and things like that. She joked with me about how amazed she was that "a kid" could remember all these years or events with detail. But, like I've mentioned on here before, aside from the fact that I've always been pretty intellectual and pop culturally observant, when you also move around alot or experience tragedy that alot of people don't see until later in life (i.e. grandparents dying of "natural causes"), that I believe "ages" you quicker in terms of what you'll miss. You can also differentiate the years quicker.


I get the impression kids in the past didn't have as much to back then, so Baby Boomers for instance, tend to be more dismissive about the claims of people like me being nostalgic for our "childhood/under 12" years. Like my mom was born in 1954 and doesn't apparently remember much of anything culturally happening before the Beatles. Both her and my uncle (1952) and their peers thought of Elvis and anything else of that Fifties era as freakin' ancient when they were teens in the late 1960s, lol.

I sometimes worry about how hard it will be for people like us to really get to the other side of the age fence. Since I've been so used to everyone who defined my early life being "older than me", I think it'll be really sad to see people of that age dying or becoming less relevant to society towards the end of my life. Or at the very least, memories building on top of even more memories. For this very reason, I try not to dump on the present time so much, because it'll be gone someday too. And plus, this is still sorta "my time", so I'd like to enjoy my relatively young life with some fondness before it's over. ;)



you make a lot of really good points there.  I think I have taken after my mom a lot. She was born in 1948, and she lives in the past, like I do. She constantly talks about how things were when she was young...I enjoy hearing her stories. I too, hate to see the day when the "older" folks fade away....I am very fortunate to still have a complete set of grandparents on one side...and a grandma on the other side, alive.  I love to listen to their stories about when they were growing up....and I get sick to my stomach when thoughts of them passing away enters my mind. It's so hard because they are all in their upper 70's-early 80's....and they could literally go at anytime. I dread the day that I receive a phone call from my parent's telling me of their passing....I am so close with my family, and my whole life consists so much of reminiscing of times from the past, that included all of these family members.  It's also so sad whenever you hear about an old-time actor/actress/singer/performer/etc. passing away....it's like the real classics of the entertainment world are becoming a mere memory, and I hate that. I am such a sentimental person, so attached to little things. I take everything personally, and because of that particular trait, it's always been hard for me to deal with any sort of change. I think that is why the fact that I turned 30 this year has been monumental to some extreme for me....it has just hit me that I am getting older, and so are all of the people that have raised me and cared for me.  It's so strange though....I look at myself and still see a girl who likes to still watch cartoons, and sob in my pillow when I'm having a bad day....sometimes I just cannot believe that the years are finally catching up to me.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 02/20/07 at 10:28 pm

O_O I haven't read the last page of this thread. The posts are so long!

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/20/07 at 10:42 pm


O_O I haven't read the last page of this thread. The posts are so long!



LOL...that's usually what seems to happen whenever Marty and I engage in discussions! :D ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 02/20/07 at 11:00 pm



you make a lot of really good points there.  I think I have taken after my mom a lot. She was born in 1948, and she lives in the past, like I do. She constantly talks about how things were when she was young...I enjoy hearing her stories. I too, hate to see the day when the "older" folks fade away....I am very fortunate to still have a complete set of grandparents on one side...and a grandma on the other side, alive.  I love to listen to their stories about when they were growing up....and I get sick to my stomach when thoughts of them passing away enters my mind. It's so hard because they are all in their upper 70's-early 80's....and they could literally go at anytime. I dread the day that I receive a phone call from my parent's telling me of their passing....I am so close with my family, and my whole life consists so much of reminiscing of times from the past, that included all of these family members.  It's also so sad whenever you hear about an old-time actor/actress/singer/performer/etc. passing away....it's like the real classics of the entertainment world are becoming a mere memory, and I hate that. I am such a sentimental person, so attached to little things. I take everything personally, and because of that particular trait, it's always been hard for me to deal with any sort of change. I think that is why the fact that I turned 30 this year has been monumental to some extreme for me....it has just hit me that I am getting older, and so are all of the people that have raised me and cared for me.  It's so strange though....I look at myself and still see a girl who likes to still watch cartoons, and sob in my pillow when I'm having a bad day....sometimes I just cannot believe that the years are finally catching up to me.


I totally agree. I'm a softie myself and I'll freely admit it. Even very insignificant things, like recording over something that I'll never get to see again and wondering about it, knowing I can never have it back. That can sadden me too, as silly as it sounds.

On this seemingly random note, if you ever wondered why I like Jerry Springer, it's NOT because of his trashy show that everyone associates him with, it's because of some of the emotional, poetic, personal family stories similar to this extent which he's shared (in his book, he recounted some of the things he'd said on the air as a news anchor before he was "famous"). Like about his parents and how they immigrated to the U.S. when he was a kid and all they meant to him. There was one he did right after they died, for instance. The first time I read some of that, it touched me and I identified with it so much and wished everyone had the chance to hear this "real" side of him.



You know what's weird about the age thing is that it happens faster than it used to, I think. When I was a kid and even into my early teens, I had this picture of the Twenties as being like Wayne's World or Pauly Shore-esque "party on dude" types. You know, that Generation X likable slacker type. When I was 10, I thought of guys in their teens and 20s as like "older buddies/cousins". It wasn't just from fictional movies either, like I had babysitters at that age who were similar to that too.

So of course I naturally thought that's what I would be like as I got older. Well I am now the age they were then, and while I'm both intellectual and kinda surfer dude-esque at the same time, lol - it seems like my generation got older really fast (perhaps as the result of being so ahead of the curve as kids in a cutting edge tech world, it made us burn out faster too, lol). The reason that saddens me is that in a certain sense, I feel like there's nothing left except the sadder side of aging and getting older.

One upside to past generations staying kids longer was that they probably got into things at an older age too. I mean my dad was well into his Forties in the '80s and liked some of the music and played Nintendo games with me (heck, he got into it before I did, lol). Didn't act like this picture of one of the "old geezers", despite being more my authority figure (and my mom is/was more my friend and he was the entertainer). I can't see myself doing that in 30 years. They always looked to the future when they were younger too and weren't as dwelling on their kid world as we are.

I can only imagine what we'll all say when we're 80 or 90. We'll sound like great great great great grandparents, since I sounded like a grandpa by like 17-19. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/20/07 at 11:07 pm


I totally agree. I'm a softie myself and I'll freely admit it.

On this seemingly random note, if you ever wondered why I like Jerry Springer, it's NOT because of his trashy show that everyone associates him with, it's because of some of the emotional, poetic, personal family stories similar to this extent which he's shared (in his book, he recounted some of the things he'd said on the air as a news anchor before he was "famous"). Like about his parents and how they immigrated to the U.S. when he was a kid and all they meant to him. There was one he did right after they died, for instance. The first time I read some of that, it touched me and I identified with it so much and wished everyone had the chance to hear this "real" side of him.



You know what's weird about the age thing is that it happens faster than it used to, I think. When I was a kid and even into my early teens, I had this picture of the Twenties as being like Wayne's World or Pauly Shore-esque "party on dude" types. You know, that Generation X likable slacker type. When I was 10, I thought of guys in their teens and 20s as like "older buddies/cousins". It wasn't just from fictional movies either, like I had babysitters at that age who were similar to that too.

So of course I naturally thought that's what I would be like as I got older. Well I am now the age they were then, and while I'm both intellectual and kinda surfer dude-esque at the same time, lol - it seems like my generation got older really fast (perhaps as the result of being so ahead of the curve as kids in a cutting edge tech world, it made us burn out faster too, lol). The reason that saddens me is that in a certain sense, I feel like there's nothing left except the sadder side of aging and getting older.

One upside to past generations staying kids longer was that they probably got into things at an older age too. I mean my dad was well into his Forties in the '80s and liked some of the music and played Nintendo games with me (heck, he got into it before I did, lol). Didn't act like this picture of one of the "old geezers", despite being more my authority figure (and my mom is/was more my friend and he was the entertainer). I can't see myself doing that in 30 years. They always looked to the future when they were younger too and weren't as dwelling on their kid world as we are.

I can only imagine what we'll all say when we're 80 or 90. We'll sound like great great great great grandparents, since I sounded like a grandpa by like 17-19. ;D



Yes, it's strange sometimes. I mean, I still feel like I am a teenager myself, and here I am 30, raising a child. I was just talking to Beth the other day about raising Vaughn....and I was thinking to the future of when Vaughn will be a teenager himself...I just cannot fathom the thought that a teenager will be in my house, being raised by me....it's so odd to think of that. He will be 5 in May...and the years are going by so quickly...it will be here before I know it.  I wonder...will I still be this kid at heart at the age of 40....or will I have "grown up" since then?  The generations are just so different...I mean, it seems like some parents nowadays (I even find myself guilty of this), since they seem to act younger, and some just are younger....seem to treat their kids as young siblings instead of their offspring. Sometimes I find myself joking around with Vaughn like he's my little brother, instead of me being the parent figure (like I will call him a butthead, and stuff like that...just in a joking manner)....it's so strange. I'm glad that you seem to understand all the stuff I am talking about..it's nice to have someone who can understand/relate. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 02/20/07 at 11:31 pm

^Yeah, I get where you're coming from.

I've jokingly always said that I hope my kid's mom will take care of the discipline and I'll just be the fun and cool dad, lol. But on a serious note, as long as kids are respectful and are raised with good enough values, I think it's cool for parents to be like older friends to them. Just as long as the kids can still differentiate and not abuse the privilidge, realizing they're in charge. That's how mine were.

Surprisngly, I've also seen the reverse scenario occur too - like teen babysitters or older siblings talking down to younger kids and being like parents, so it all depends on the person.

P.S. In the other "Photos" thread, I might've been tongue in cheek about the Amy Grant reference, but you honestly do remind me of her a bit (from what I can gather from her videos and what I've heard) -- fun and goofy/cool in sort of an innoncent way, but also caring and sweet.

I know I made all these celebrity comparisons, but whenever I do it, it's kinda true. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/20/07 at 11:33 pm


^Yeah, I get where you're coming from.

I've jokingly always said that I hope my kid's mom will take care of the discipline and I'll just be the fun and cool dad, lol. But on a serious note, as long as kids are respectful and are raised with good enough values, I think it's cool for parents to be like older friends to them. Just as long as the kids can still differentiate and not abuse the privilidge, realizing they're in charge. That's how mine were.

Surprisngly, I've also seen the reverse scenario occur too - like teen babysitters or older siblings talking down to younger kids and being like parents, so it all depends on the person.

P.S. In the other "Photos" thread, I might've been tongue in cheek about the Amy Grant reference, but you honestly do remind me of her a bit (from what I can gather from her videos and what I've heard) -- fun and goofy/cool in sort of an innoncent way, but also caring and sweet.

I know I made all these celebrity comparisons, but whenever I do it, it's kinda true. ;)



oh hey....that's cool that you compared me to Amy Grant...I've always thought she seemed like a nice, pretty, and down to earth girl.  It's kind of refreshing to be compared to someone other than Ricki Lake! :D ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 02/20/07 at 11:40 pm



oh hey....that's cool that you compared me to Amy Grant...I've always thought she seemed like a nice, pretty, and down to earth girl.  It's kind of refreshing to be compared to someone other than Ricki Lake! :D ;D


;D

I like Ricki too (although being the talk show geek I am, you probably already knew that, lol), but I can see how it would get old being compared to her time and over again.

VH1 used to air Amy's videos all the time around 1991 and I'd remembered always being a teeny bit jealous of the guys who played her "boyfriend", lol (i.e the dude in the laundromat in "Every Heartbeat", or in "Baby Baby", it was actually her real life husband at the time). But seriously, I think that innocent and fun appeal in anyone is nice.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/20/07 at 11:44 pm


;D

I like Ricki too (although being the talk show geek I am, you probably already knew that, lol), but I can see how it would get old being compared to her time and over again.

VH1 used to air Amy's videos all the time around 1991 and I'd remembered always being a teeny bit jealous of the guys who played her "boyfriend", lol (i.e the dude in the laundromat in "Every Heartbeat", or in "Baby Baby", it was actually her real life husband at the time). But seriously, I think that innocent and fun appeal in anyone is nice.



Oh yes, I remember that video to, "Every Heartbeat"....I like that song, and the video was pretty neat, as well.  Yes, she was married to Gary Chapman--Christian singer...although he has had a lot of drug problems on and off. She seems to have found her soulmate in Vince Gill now though.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 02/20/07 at 11:49 pm



Oh yes, I remember that video to, "Every Heartbeat"....I like that song, and the video was pretty neat, as well.  Yes, she was married to Gary Chapman--Christian singer...although he has had a lot of drug problems on and off. She seems to have found her soulmate in Vince Gill now though.


Yeah, I've heard the same thing. Good for her, he's a nice guy from the little bits I've heard. Despite me not liking much country, he has a couple ballads I sort of got into in the earlier '90s (i.e. "Whenever You Come Around").

Honestly, the pop charts in the first half of the '90s had alot of '80s lite music like this which was "cute and fun". It sounds so innocent now. Sort of "Let's Hear It For The Boy", updated a little.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/21/07 at 6:21 am

How do you get along with sister?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/21/07 at 6:21 am


O_O I haven't read the last page of this thread. The posts are so long!


Yeah,You're right. :o

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/21/07 at 10:24 am


How do you get along with sister?



Well Beth (midnightdarkness on the boards) and I get along wonderfully. I've always considered her to be a best friend, as well as my sister. Now, on the other hand, my other sister Brandy....we are civil to one another...but, we have never really seen eye to eye.  She acts like she is owed something from our family and claims that nobody ever does anything for her....well, I am raising her child for her. ::)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/21/07 at 3:58 pm

Does Brandy ever want to consider joining Decades?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/21/07 at 10:41 pm


Does Brandy ever want to consider joining Decades?



no, she doesn't know anything about it...nor does she have a computer at her house.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 02/21/07 at 10:49 pm



Well Beth (midnightdarkness on the boards) and I get along wonderfully. I've always considered her to be a best friend, as well as my sister. Now, on the other hand, my other sister Brandy....we are civil to one another...but, we have never really seen eye to eye.  She acts like she is owed something from our family and claims that nobody ever does anything for her....well, I am raising her child for her. ::)


Maybe I'm forgetting 'cause I haven't read the entire thread in some time, but I know you've said you view Vaughn as your biological son at times. Is she involved in his life at all? I believe you once said he sorta knows the difference now, but also isn't totally clear on it too.

BTW, I had a friend awhile ago (he was my age or just a couple years younger) who lived with his uncle, who'd also raised him, and he referred to him as "dad". So that's actually not that uncommon, and I commend you for doing that.

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Written By: KKay on 02/21/07 at 10:52 pm

out of all the 'personal" threads...this one is the most fascinating.
gotta go back and read more.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/21/07 at 10:55 pm


Maybe I'm forgetting 'cause I haven't read the entire thread in some time, but I know you've said you view Vaughn as your biological son at times. Is she involved in his life at all? I believe you once said he sorta knows the difference now, but also isn't totally clear on it too.

BTW, I had a friend awhile ago (he was my age or just a couple years younger) who lived with his uncle, who'd also raised him, and he referred to him as "dad". So that's actually not that uncommon, and I commend you for doing that.



Yes, Vaughn has been with us for like 3 years now. We are currently seeking legal guardianship for him (beings that we have to get him registered for kindergarten this spring...and we will need proof that we have custody of him and such).  He does see his parents...not as much as he probably should...but he does see them every few weeks or so.  He usually calls us "aunt" and "uncle"...but he always says, "you're my mommy & daddy."  I believe that he does know the difference, as he is almost 5...and has been putting the pieces together over the past year or so. We've gone through a lot with him....it has to be hard for him..in his mind, perhaps thinking and questioning why the situation is how it is. The reality of it is that my sister is in no way, shape, or form responsible enough to take care of a human being...she can barely take care of herself. I only hope that she never has another child (with her new husband)...because I am sure that would break Vaughn's heart. I really wish that Chris and I could full out adopt him and just move away...but I don't see that ever happening. His "parents" are selfish and want "their cake and eat it too"....the whole thing makes me sad. All I know is that in our eyes...he is our son. :)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/21/07 at 10:56 pm


out of all the 'personal" threads...this one is the most fascinating.
gotta go back and read more.




awww..thanks Kay!  :-*

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Written By: KKay on 02/21/07 at 10:58 pm



awww..thanks Kay!  :-*


well, everyone is honest here and it's nice to hear about the sisters and it makes me think about myself.

who knew!?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/21/07 at 10:59 pm


well, everyone is honest here and it's nice to hear about the sisters and it makes me think about myself.

who knew!?



yes, I've always been pretty much an open book, once someone initially asks the question. :)

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/21/07 at 11:01 pm



The reality of it is that my sister is in no way, shape, or form responsible enough to take care of a human being...she can barely take care of herself. I only hope that she never has another child (with her new husband)...because I am sure that would break Vaughn's heart. I really wish that Chris and I could full out adopt him and just move away...but I don't see that ever happening. His "parents" are selfish and want "their cake and eat it too"....the whole thing makes me sad. All I know is that in our eyes...he is our son. :)



In all honesty Erin, and this may sound harsh and if so I apologize, but all you and Chris have ever done is do what is best for that little boy.  If what is best for that little boy is for the both of you to legally adopt him, then you should do it.  Your sister and her new husband can still see him and be a part of his life, but they shouldn't be able to "have their cake and eat it too".  That's not fair to him, and it certainly isn't fair to you or Chris.  You both have gone above and beyond for her and Vaughn.  You and Chris are acting in loco parentis, not them.  You make the decisions about his life, not them.  You even said they only see him but every few weeks or so. 

It makes me sad too, because it's obvious to everyone here how much you love that child.

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Written By: KKay on 02/21/07 at 11:03 pm



because it's obvious to everyone here how much you love that child.


ditto. well said.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/21/07 at 11:09 pm



In all honesty Erin, and this may sound harsh and if so I apologize, but all you and Chris have ever done is do what is best for that little boy.  If what is best for that little boy is for the both of you to legally adopt him, then you should do it.  Your sister and her new husband can still see him and be a part of his life, but they shouldn't be able to "have their cake and eat it too".  That's not fair to him, and it certainly isn't fair to you or Chris.  You both have gone above and beyond for her and Vaughn.  You and Chris are acting in loco parentis, not them.  You make the decisions about his life, not them.  You even said they only see him but every few weeks or so. 

It makes me sad to, because it's obvious to everyone here how much you love that child.



Yes, I totally agree with you Beth...but the problem with it is that both biological parents have to agree on the adoption...and there's no way either of them would ever do that.  And, for me to prove that they are "unfit" parents would probably be somewhat hard. I mean, neither of them have every done anything that would cause physical harm to Vaughn, or anything that was in anyway documented, etc. They have both been decent to him, paid me child support, offered health insurance (from his dad), etc.  But the fact of the matter is that WE are the ones that do everything for him. We tuck him in at night, we read him stories, we make sure he has wonderful clothes/toys, we are there for him when he is sick, and the list goes on and on.  The thing that pisses me off the most is that my sister Brandy actually has the nerve to take offense whenever Vaughn calls her "Brandy"..instead of "mommy"....I mean, the nerve!  She has NO right getting mad, she is the one that has created this situation which confuses the hell out of Vaughn.  Sometimes he calls her mommy and other times he calls her Brandy....(although I think he only calls her mommy just to humor her...because onetime he made the comment, "Brandy, mommy, what am I supposed to call her?"....the whole thing makes me sick...I don't know how 2 people could ever give up such a beautiful child, and then have the nerve to take offense whenever the child doesn't call them "mom"or "dad"...ridiculous.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/21/07 at 11:09 pm


ditto. well said.




with all of my heart...I do.

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Written By: KKay on 02/21/07 at 11:10 pm



with all of my heart...I do.


i know, honey.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 02/21/07 at 11:14 pm



Yes, Vaughn has been with us for like 3 years now. We are currently seeking legal guardianship for him (beings that we have to get him registered for kindergarten this spring...and we will need proof that we have custody of him and such).  He does see his parents...not as much as he probably should...but he does see them every few weeks or so.  He usually calls us "aunt" and "uncle"...but he always says, "you're my mommy & daddy."  I believe that he does know the difference, as he is almost 5...and has been putting the pieces together over the past year or so. We've gone through a lot with him....it has to be hard for him..in his mind, perhaps thinking and questioning why the situation is how it is. The reality of it is that my sister is in no way, shape, or form responsible enough to take care of a human being...she can barely take care of herself. I only hope that she never has another child (with her new husband)...because I am sure that would break Vaughn's heart. I really wish that Chris and I could full out adopt him and just move away...but I don't see that ever happening. His "parents" are selfish and want "their cake and eat it too"....the whole thing makes me sad. All I know is that in our eyes...he is our son. :)


That sucks she had that attitude, and I know enough about people like that to think she probably won't change that quickly. But for your guys' sake it would be nice if she did and I hope it can happen someday.

Yeah, that sounds right. I think about 6 and a half is when people's memories reach "adult" level, in the sense they'll remember it for the rest of their lives, but 4 and 5 year olds are smart enough to get the "idea" of how the world works too. Like, I used to think moms and dads had to be married to have a kid - I always got confused if someone said they married after they had kids, lol. This was when I was like under 10 or 11. I imagine he feels the same in terms of understanding it, like halfway grasping it.

What's his biological dad like, and what does he think of the situation? Is he just as bad as she is?

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/21/07 at 11:16 pm



with all of my heart...I do.



There's no way you and Chris would be doing what you're doing if you didn't.  And you're a better person than I.  If my sister had a child and I was forced to raise him/her because she was unfit and she did to me what Brandy has done to you, I'd cut her out of my life and only see her for the sake of the child.  That says more about you than it does about me, sadly.  Really....it shows the quality of person you are that in spite of all this, you still have somewhat of a relationship with her. 

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/21/07 at 11:31 pm


That sucks she had that attitude, and I know enough about people like that to think she probably won't change that quickly. But for your guys' sake it would be nice if she did and I hope it can happen someday.

Yeah, that sounds right. I think about 6 and a half is when people's memories reach "adult" level, in the sense they'll remember it for the rest of their lives, but 4 and 5 year olds are smart enough to get the "idea" of how the world works too. Like, I used to think moms and dads had to be married to have a kid - I always got confused if someone said they married after they had kids, lol. This was when I was like under 10 or 11. I imagine he feels the same in terms of understanding it, like halfway grasping it.

What's his biological dad like, and what does he think of the situation? Is he just as bad as she is?



His dad is not the greatest of guys.  He has never harmed Vaughn and I truly believe that he loves Vaughn...but he has a violent temper...and he would never get custody of Vaughn, probably because of this. He used to hit my sister...and he has caused physical pain on some of his other girlfriends as well. He is really calm with Vaughn though, but I still don't trust him 100%. When he does see Vaughn, he is at his mother's (Vaughn's grandma) house.....she usually takes Vaughn once a month or so.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 02/21/07 at 11:36 pm



His dad is not the greatest of guys.  He has never harmed Vaughn and I truly believe that he loves Vaughn...but he has a violent temper...and he would never get custody of Vaughn, probably because of this. He used to hit my sister...and he has caused physical pain on some of his other girlfriends as well. He is really calm with Vaughn though, but I still don't trust him 100%. When he does see Vaughn, he is at his mother's (Vaughn's grandma) house.....she usually takes Vaughn once a month or so.


Sounds like a loser, if there's anything I despise, it's a guy who would put his hands on a woman, regardless of the reason.

But yeah, I echo the sentiments of everyone else. Whether it's biological or not, you're his "parents" in spirit. I have a feeling, even if she were to turn her life around and want to take him back (unlikely based on what I've heard), Vaughn himself would be happiest staying with you guys. In fact, it would probably be hard on him to "start over" with people he doesn't really know that well either now or in the future.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/21/07 at 11:36 pm



There's no way you and Chris would be doing what you're doing if you didn't.  And you're a better person than I.  If my sister had a child and I was forced to raise him/her because she was unfit and she did to me what Brandy has done to you, I'd cut her out of my life and only see her for the sake of the child.  That says more about you than it does about me, sadly.  Really....it shows the quality of person you are that in spite of all this, you still have somewhat of a relationship with her. 



Well, we had an incident the other day concerning her....and I am really pissed at her right now. She has not had Vaughn over her house in weeks...so she said that she would watch him this past Monday because Chris and I had a meeting to go to.  So we dropped him off around 4:30. So, around 9:00 at night she apparently calls my mom crying and bitching and moaning, asking when we were gonna come pick Vaughn up...because she was tired and had to go to work at 6 am the next morning. ::) >:(  Um...Chris gets up every morning at 5:30 to go to work....so, I don't know why she was acting all crazy.  And granted, she was acting like a loon in front of Vaughn...real nice.  So, we hurried over and got him around 9:30 (the meeting was letting out anyway)...I was SO mad, I didn't say anything to her, because if I would have opened my mouth...I wouldn't have been able to stop yelling.  So, on the way out, I said, "oh, sorry to inconvenience you"...in a real sarcastic way. I have decided that she is not going to see him for a LONG time now...and everytime she wants to see him, I will make up an excuse as to why she can't.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/21/07 at 11:41 pm


Sounds like a loser, if there's anything I despise, it's a guy who would put his hands on a woman, regardless of the reason.

But yeah, I echo the sentiments of everyone else. Whether it's biological or not, you're his "parents" in spirit. I have a feeling, even if she were to turn her life around and want to take him back (unlikely based on what I've heard), Vaughn himself would be happiest staying with you guys. In fact, it would probably be hard on him to "start over" with people he doesn't really know that well either now or in the future.



Yes, and that's the point....it's all in the best interest for HIM.  But, my sister never takes his interest as the best.  She always wants to have her fun...her "me time" (exact quotes from her).  When she was trying to raise Vaughn (and doing a crappy job at it)...my mom tried to convince her to go on medication (she has ADHD really bad)...but she wouldn't....her reply was..."I'm not ready to do that".....but now since she has remarried..her husband wanted her to get on it (because she is impossible to deal with)....and for him, she said yes.  Her son wasn't a good enough reason to get on meds...but her husband is....well, we found out that she hasn't been taking her meds..so she is a real basket case again...when she's on them, she is pretty good...but she just quit cold turkey....and I guess she's unbearable now.  She has always put others ahead of Vaughn though....I remember on his 2nd birthday (that we had at our house)....he was getting ready to blow out his candles on his b-day cake, and she got a phone call from her boyfriend (the flavor of the week, I like to say)....and she went outside and missed him blowing out his candles...oh, and she didn't even get him anything for his b-day. Man, I could go on and on telling you stories about how crappy she is. She will NEVER get him back...over my dead body.

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Written By: Dominic L. on 02/21/07 at 11:43 pm



Yes, I totally agree with you Beth...but the problem with it is that both biological parents have to agree on the adoption...and there's no way either of them would ever do that.  And, for me to prove that they are "unfit" parents would probably be somewhat hard. I mean, neither of them have every done anything that would cause physical harm to Vaughn, or anything that was in anyway documented, etc. They have both been decent to him, paid me child support, offered health insurance (from his dad), etc.  But the fact of the matter is that WE are the ones that do everything for him. We tuck him in at night, we read him stories, we make sure he has wonderful clothes/toys, we are there for him when he is sick, and the list goes on and on.  The thing that pisses me off the most is that my sister Brandy actually has the nerve to take offense whenever Vaughn calls her "Brandy"..instead of "mommy"....I mean, the nerve!  She has NO right getting mad, she is the one that has created this situation which confuses the hell out of Vaughn.  Sometimes he calls her mommy and other times he calls her Brandy....(although I think he only calls her mommy just to humor her...because onetime he made the comment, "Brandy, mommy, what am I supposed to call her?"....the whole thing makes me sick...I don't know how 2 people could ever give up such a beautiful child, and then have the nerve to take offense whenever the child doesn't call them "mom"or "dad"...ridiculous.


Yeah, I've heard about Brandy being offended about the little things, but she sure isn't doing anything to show her love towards Vaughn. She even skips out on occasions when she says she'll take him out! It makes me mad. >:-{

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Written By: Marty McFly on 02/21/07 at 11:49 pm



Yes, and that's the point....it's all in the best interest for HIM.  But, my sister never takes his interest as the best.  She always wants to have her fun...her "me time" (exact quotes from her).  When she was trying to raise Vaughn (and doing a crappy job at it)...my mom tried to convince her to go on medication (she has ADHD really bad)...but she wouldn't....her reply was..."I'm not ready to do that".....but now since she has remarried..her husband wanted her to get on it (because she is impossible to deal with)....and for him, she said yes.  Her son wasn't a good enough reason to get on meds...but her husband is....well, we found out that she hasn't been taking her meds..so she is a real basket case again...when she's on them, she is pretty good...but she just quit cold turkey....and I guess she's unbearable now.  She has always put others ahead of Vaughn though....I remember on his 2nd birthday (that we had at our house)....he was getting ready to blow out his candles on his b-day cake, and she got a phone call from her boyfriend (the flavor of the week, I like to say)....and she went outside and missed him blowing out his candles...oh, and she didn't even get him anything for his b-day. Man, I could go on and on telling you stories about how crappy she is. She will NEVER get him back...over my dead body.


Oh, she cares more about some random dude than her own flesh and blood son? That's dispicable. I'm now getting a better picture of what your situation is really like - I don't mean to talk sh*t about someone I don't even know, but people who refuse to put their own lives on hold for their kids really piss me off.

Although I think it's good that you've got at least a sorta amicable relationship with her, and I probably would try to do that too, I completely agree. If I was you, I'd never let her have him back either. He sounds like a great kid from what I can tell and it's obvious you care more about him than his "Parents" do.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/21/07 at 11:52 pm


Yeah, I've heard about Brandy being offended about the little things, but she sure isn't doing anything to show her love towards Vaughn. She even skips out on occasions when she says she'll take him out! It makes me mad. >:-{



yes...it makes me mad too,Doms.  >:(



Oh, she cares more about some random dude than her own flesh and blood son? That's dispicable. I'm now getting a better picture of what your situation is really like - I don't mean to talk sh*t about someone I don't even know, but people who refuse to put their own lives on hold for their kids really piss me off.

Although I think it's good that you've got at least a sorta amicable relationship with her, and I probably would try to do that too, I completely agree. If I was you, I'd never let her have him back either. He sounds like a great kid from what I can tell and it's obvious you care more about him than his "Parents" do.


I agree with your feelings, totally.  Like I said, I am going to try my best to make up excuses when she asks to see him (not like it's that often).  Yes, Vaughn is a wonderful boy...he is very caring and compassionate.  I was upset yesterday and was having a good cry...he came upstairs and put his arm around me and hugged me...and was asking if I was ok...he's very sweet. :)

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Written By: Marty McFly on 02/21/07 at 11:58 pm

^Aww, that's sweet of him. I wish everyone could be like that. :)

Anyway, I'd think once he starts school, that's definitely past the point of no return. I mean, by the time you're 6-7, you're old enough to be "settled" into the world around you. I kinda wonder if it would actually be worse for him to see them once he actually gets old enough to really understand it. You said something about moving away, is that something you'd really consider in the future?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/22/07 at 12:01 am


^Aww, that's sweet of him. I wish everyone could be like that. :)

Anyway, I'd think once he starts school, that's definitely past the point of no return. I mean, by the time you're 6-7, you're old enough to be "settled" into the world around you. I kinda wonder if it would actually be worse for him to see them once he actually gets old enough to really understand it. You said something about moving away, is that something you'd really consider in the future?



Yes, if it is possible, and we don't receive tons of slack from both parties....we would love to move down south (maybe N. or S. Carolina...or Georgia). We will have to see what happens, I suppose.  And yes, there could definitely come a time when Vaughn doesn't want to see them....when it all becomes clear to him...it's just so confusing right now..he's still young.

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Written By: Howard on 02/22/07 at 6:16 am



no, she doesn't know anything about it...nor does she have a computer at her house.


So how did your other sister know about Decades?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/22/07 at 10:58 am


So how did your other sister know about Decades?



Who, Beth? I told her about it. A few months after I joined, I told her about it...that it was a really fun place, and I had met some cool people...so she decided to join.  She's made some good friends here too....and because of her coming here, she actually met her boyfriend via this site. :)

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Written By: Howard on 02/22/07 at 11:03 am



Who, Beth? I told her about it. A few months after I joined, I told her about it...that it was a really fun place, and I had met some cool people...so she decided to join.  She's made some good friends here too....and because of her coming here, she actually met her boyfriend via this site. :)



Isn't your sister afraid of people talking about her on the boards? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/22/07 at 11:05 am



Isn't your sister afraid of people talking about her on the boards? ???



who, Brandy? She'd never find out. She has no clue about this website....and she doesn't even have a computer. This kind of stuff wouldn't interest her one bit.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/22/07 at 11:06 am



who, Brandy? She'd never find out. She has no clue about this website....and she doesn't even have a computer. This kind of stuff wouldn't interest her one bit.



No I mean Beth.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/22/07 at 11:07 am



No I mean Beth.


who talks about her on the boards? I mean, I've heard her name mentioned...but it's always good stuff being said.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 02/22/07 at 11:08 am


who talks about her on the boards? I mean, I've heard her name mentioned...but it's always good stuff being said.



Oh Ok,I was just wondering. ;)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/22/07 at 11:08 am



Oh Ok,I was just wondering. ;)



you're silly, Howard. :D

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Written By: Howard on 02/22/07 at 12:14 pm



you're silly, Howard. :D


I know I am.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/05/07 at 9:15 pm

Just thought I'd keep this going and ask if you ever buy anything at Goodwill that you knew you didn't need (maybe it was just, let's say something extra you already have an equivalent of), but got it just 'cause it was there?

I have all the time and just did again this evening. I got another pair of retro black jeans (ironically, despite the '80s clothing comeback, I still see lots of like-minded stuff being donated), as well as a huge CD/double tape boombox. Of course I have enough of those already too, but it was really unique (a perfect working, early CD player one from 1987, which is practically a collectible now!), so I wanted it to have a good home, as corny as that sounds. ;)

I know sometimes you resell things on Ebay. I do this at flea markets if I'm "done" with them.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/05/07 at 9:20 pm


Just thought I'd keep this going and ask if you ever buy anything at Goodwill that you knew you didn't need (maybe it was just, let's say something extra you already have an equivalent of), but got it just 'cause it was there?

I have all the time and just did again this evening. I got another pair of retro black jeans (ironically, despite the '80s clothing comeback, I still see lots of like-minded stuff being donated), as well as a huge CD/double tape boombox. Of course I have enough of those already too, but it was really unique (a perfect working, early CD player one from 1987, which is practically a collectible now!), so I wanted it to have a good home, as corny as that sounds. ;)

I know sometimes you resell things on Ebay. I do this at flea markets if I'm "done" with them.



oh my yes...just ask my family what a "pack rat" I am! :D ;D  I am like you...when I see something that is a great deal...I never pass it up.  I have bought things that are still sitting in boxes up in the attic (never been unpacked in the 2 years that we've lived here).  I always have the thought in the back of my mind...that the item would probably sell for way more than I bought it at Goodwill.  I look for a lot of vintage/retro stuff for my house there as well.  I have oodles of things that I can thank Goodwill for supplying for me. ;)  I don't get to go as much as I used to (mainly because we only have 1 vehicle right now, and Chris has been taking it to work...so that leaves Vaughn and I at home during the day)...but I think when summer comes...I will be back to going there (as well as many yard sales/flea markets) as well. :) BTW, thanks for continuing on with the questions! :)

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/05/07 at 9:30 pm



oh my yes...just ask my family what a "pack rat" I am! :D ;D  I am like you...when I see something that is a great deal...I never pass it up.  I have bought things that are still sitting in boxes up in the attic (never been unpacked in the 2 years that we've lived here).  I always have the thought in the back of my mind...that the item would probably sell for way more than I bought it at Goodwill.  I look for a lot of vintage/retro stuff for my house there as well.  I have oodles of things that I can thank Goodwill for supplying for me. ;)  I don't get to go as much as I used to (mainly because we only have 1 vehicle right now, and Chris has been taking it to work...so that leaves Vaughn and I at home during the day)...but I think when summer comes...I will be back to going there (as well as many yard sales/flea markets) as well. :) BTW, thanks for continuing on with the questions! :)


No problem, I love these discussions. 8)

Do you normally have your own car, or have you and Chris typically shared the same one?

Yeah, I can relate to the lack of transportation myself. I can drive, but don't have a car or a license (long story short, my peripheral vision sucked too much to pass the DMV tests), so since I get the bus almost everywhere, I can't always get everything.

Of course, as Murphy's Law has it, I tend to always end up running across really good big stuff at a time I can't get a ride. Besides, I think I've bombared my friends with enough random "Whoa dude, I found something, can ya come and get me!?-calls for a lifetime by now. ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/05/07 at 9:58 pm


No problem, I love these discussions. 8)

Do you normally have your own car, or have you and Chris typically shared the same one?

Yeah, I can relate to the lack of transportation myself. I can drive, but don't have a car or a license (long story short, my peripheral vision sucked too much to pass the DMV tests), so since I get the bus almost everywhere, I can't always get everything.

Of course, as Murphy's Law has it, I tend to always end up running across really good big stuff at a time I can't get a ride. Besides, I think I've bombared my friends with enough random "Whoa dude, I found something, can ya come and get me!?-calls for a lifetime by now. ;D



Well, it was my car before it was "our" car. Chris has only been driving for a short while now.....finally after putting it off for so long, he went and got his license...and now he drives ALL the time! ;D :D

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/05/07 at 10:12 pm



Well, it was my car before it was "our" car. Chris has only been driving for a short while now.....finally after putting it off for so long, he went and got his license...and now he drives ALL the time! ;D :D


Oh cool, good for him. :) It's ironic that I mentioned my situation with not driving, unbeknownst to the fact that he was in the same situation as me until recently, lol. Do you guys live in a more rural or a populated area? And how easy/hard is it to get around without a car.

I'm pretty much in suburbia here (San Jose is more like LA than San Francisco, just for an idea), but there's alot to do, even if it's not quite in easy walking distance.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/05/07 at 10:16 pm


Oh cool, good for him. :) It's ironic that I mentioned my situation with not driving, unbeknownst to the fact that he was in the same situation as me until recently, lol. Do you guys live in a more rural or a populated area? And how easy/hard is it to get around without a car.

I'm pretty much in suburbia here (San Jose is more like LA than San Francisco, just for an idea), but there's alot to do, even if it's not quite in easy walking distance.



ya, that is kinda crazy, huh? :D  Um...we live in a small town...with neighborhoods....a little "main street" with a few stores/library/playhouse/etc...we aren't in walking distance to a "bigger" city...so that's why I usually stay home during the day. Sometimes Vaughn and I will take walks down to town to shop around a bit.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/05/07 at 10:25 pm



ya, that is kinda crazy, huh? :D  Um...we live in a small town...with neighborhoods....a little "main street" with a few stores/library/playhouse/etc...we aren't in walking distance to a "bigger" city...so that's why I usually stay home during the day. Sometimes Vaughn and I will take walks down to town to shop around a bit.


Oh, that sounds fun. I think since I've always been around big cities (despite never living IN one, we've always been in the suburbs or not too far from onw), there's a certain appeal to small towns, in that it's more laid back/safe, and is insulated from stuff like drive-bys or lots of crime.

Maybe I was getting certain details kinda confused with each other or just forgot, but for some reason, I was thinking you guys were in close proximity to a big city (not, like in it, but within like 20 miles - which I'd say is the cutoff for "suburbs"). I know you've mentioned Pittsburgh before, but is that just the nearest large city?

BTW, ironically, there's quite a few "small townish" towns right near San Francisco. I lived in one called Sausalito briefly in 1985/'86, which had that quaint nature to it, despite being just across the Bay. Like, you could walk around in the daytime and generally not worry. There was even this little quiet park that was almost adjascent to our house at the time. We still have a home video of me doing an Easter Egg Hunt there when I was 4, in Spring of '86. ;)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/05/07 at 10:30 pm


Oh, that sounds fun. I think since I've always been around big cities (despite never living IN one, we've always been in the suburbs or not too far from onw), there's a certain appeal to small towns, in that it's more laid back/safe, and is insulated from stuff like drive-bys or lots of crime.

Maybe I was getting certain details kinda confused with each other or just forgot, but for some reason, I was thinking you guys were in close proximity to a big city (not, like in it, but within like 20 miles - which I'd say is the cutoff for "suburbs"). I know you've mentioned Pittsburgh before, but is that just the nearest large city?

BTW, ironically, there's quite a few "small townish" towns right near San Francisco. I lived in one called Sausalito briefly in 1985/'86, which had that quaint nature to it, despite being just across the Bay. Like, you could walk around in the daytime and generally not worry. There was even this little quiet park that was almost adjascent to our house at the time. We still have a home video of me doing an Easter Egg Hunt there when I was 4, in Spring of '86. ;)



Pittsburgh is the largest city that we live by (it's about 40 minutes away from us). The next biggest city is Greensburg....which is about 15-20 minutes from us.  It has a population of about 20,000 people, if not more. I grew up in Greensburg....it's a nice town (I call it a town...because compared to Pittsburgh...it's still just a town)....but it has really grown over the last 10 years or so. They have developed so many lands....and we have more than enough shopping malls/etc in the area.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/05/07 at 10:31 pm

Here's our town's website...if ya wanna check it out.


http://www.scottdale.com/

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/05/07 at 10:57 pm


Here's our town's website...if ya wanna check it out.


http://www.scottdale.com/


Oh, that's cool - it seems like one of those picturesque New England small towns, but still within easy enough access to city stuff.

Sometimes I think I'm spoiled living in a huge metro area, lol.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/05/07 at 10:59 pm


Oh, that's cool - it seems like one of those picturesque New England small towns, but still within easy enough access to city stuff.

Sometimes I think I'm spoiled living in a huge metro area, lol.



the only drawback...we are very far from the ocean. If you would take my town, and place it near the ocean (like a harbortown)....it would be very very perfect. I really want to live near the ocean one day.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/05/07 at 11:04 pm



the only drawback...we are very far from the ocean. If you would take my town, and place it near the ocean (like a harbortown)....it would be very very perfect. I really want to live near the ocean one day.


Yeah, especially a warm one. Even though I'm, like 30 miles from the ocean at Santa Cruz, it's the Pacific, which isn't the same. I've always been jealous of my family in Florida since they've got the typical fun in the sun, Summertime warm beaches and all, lol.

But yeah, I agree being near any ocean is nice. It's also usually a little more temperate both ways.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/05/07 at 11:05 pm


Yeah, especially a warm one. Even though I'm, like 30 miles from the ocean at Santa Cruz, it's the Pacific, which isn't the same. I've always been jealous of my family in Florida since they've got the typical fun in the sun, Summertime warm beaches and all, lol.

But yeah, I agree being near any ocean is nice. It's also usually a little more temperate both ways.


I would like to move down south (maybe N. or S. Carolina)....but one of my favorite places in the US is Savannah, Georgia....it's so beautiful there.

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Written By: Howard on 03/06/07 at 6:28 am

Very Nice website. :)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/06/07 at 9:59 pm


Very Nice website. :)



oh, do you mean the one of my town that I live in?  Thanks! :)

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/06/07 at 10:01 pm


I would like to move down south (maybe N. or S. Carolina)....but one of my favorite places in the US is Savannah, Georgia....it's so beautiful there.


Sorry, must've logged off last night before I saw this. ;)

Yeah, that's a nice area. I think the "southern Tropical area" probably starts in North Carolina and extends through Florida. I don't know too much about Savannah, but I've heard there's alot of historical stuff around there.

BTW, I've sorta been to this part of the country awhile ago. In one of my fondest early memories, during one of our common family visits to Florida, my parents ended up buying a Corvette, which we drove 3000 miles home to the Bay Area.

Well, we took the Southerm route, going through Georgia, Texas, Arizona, etc. This was when I was small enough to fit into the hatchback (that wouldn't have worked any more than 3 years later ;D ), and we listened to lots of tapes on the way back. Especially when the radio was out of reach of anything besides a staticy country station, lol (Men At Work, and The Police in particular). We also stopped at a miniature golf course early in the trip, so probably it was Georgia.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/06/07 at 10:07 pm


Sorry, must've logged off last night before I saw this. ;)

Yeah, that's a nice area. I think the "southern Tropical area" probably starts in North Carolina and extends through Florida. I don't know too much about Savannah, but I've heard there's alot of historical stuff around there.

BTW, I've sorta been to this part of the country awhile ago. In one of my fondest early memories, during one of our common family visits to Florida, my parents ended up buying a Corvette, which we drove 3000 miles home to the Bay Area.

Well, we took the Southerm route, going through Georgia, Texas, Arizona, etc. This was when I was small enough to fit into the hatchback (that wouldn't have worked any more than 3 years later ;D ), and we listened to lots of tapes on the way back. Especially when the radio was out of reach of anything besides a staticy country station, lol (Men At Work, and The Police in particular). We also stopped at a miniature golf course early in the trip, so probably it was Georgia.



wow! That sounds like it was a very pleasant and memorable trip that you guys took. I love taking roadtrips.  I really (in the near future...when time & money allows) want to take a summer roadtrip along Rt. 66...clear to California....that would be SO much fun! It would be neat to rent an RV...and do like a "National Lampoon's Vacation" style trip (minus having a dead aunt up on the roof of the vehicle ;))....I think that's why I am so drawn to that movie....because that's always been my kind of thing....the nostalgic car trip in the summer...stopping at all of the neat roadside attractions....I would take that anyday over a cruise, or a trip to Europe. ;) :)

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/06/07 at 10:14 pm



wow! That sounds like it was a very pleasant and memorable trip that you guys took. I love taking roadtrips.  I really (in the near future...when time & money allows) want to take a summer roadtrip along Rt. 66...clear to California....that would be SO much fun! It would be neat to rent an RV...and do like a "National Lampoon's Vacation" style trip (minus having a dead aunt up on the roof of the vehicle ;))....I think that's why I am so drawn to that movie....because that's always been my kind of thing....the nostalgic car trip in the summer...stopping at all of the neat roadside attractions....I would take that anyday over a cruise, or a trip to Europe. ;) :)


Me too. Alot of people have a desire to visit other countries, and I'm not saying I don't have some interest in that maybe someday. But I've also always liked the idea of going all over America (heck, someday I could maybe even stop in every mall, used music store and Goodwill in the country, lol). There's just something fascinating about that to me - I guess 'cause it's kinda new yet familar all at the same time.

As I've probably mentioned on here tons of times, I watched alot of '80s movies in the '90s for the first time. The original Wally World Vacation being one of them. It made disastrous roadtrips seem fun. ;) Then again, back when I first watched it, I was just about the age Rusty was in 1983, and I'd thought, Well if I was actually in the middle of it, it wouldn't quite seem as fun as being secondhand. :D Clark Griswold seems like a cool guy, and kinda reminds me of my dad in the "wild and crazy humor" way, so that's another reason I identifyed with it, I suppose.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/06/07 at 10:23 pm


Me too. Alot of people have a desire to visit other countries, and I'm not saying I don't have some interest in that maybe someday. But I've also always liked the idea of going all over America (heck, someday I could maybe even stop in every mall, used music store and Goodwill in the country, lol). There's just something fascinating about that to me - I guess 'cause it's kinda new yet familar all at the same time.

As I've probably mentioned on here tons of times, I watched alot of '80s movies in the '90s for the first time. The original Wally World Vacation being one of them. It made disastrous roadtrips seem fun. ;) Then again, back when I first watched it, I was just about the age Rusty was in 1983, and I'd thought, Well if I was actually in the middle of it, it wouldn't quite seem as fun as being secondhand. :D Clark Griswold seems like a cool guy, and kinda reminds me of my dad in the "wild and crazy humor" way, so that's another reason I identifyed with it, I suppose.



I just CANNOT get enough of that movie. I have it on DVD now, so I can watch it anytime I want to.  I also have it on VHS (as a part of a boxed set, featuring...Vacation, European Vacation, and Christmas Vacation). One time it was on TV...and I watched the entire movie....but that wasn't enough...as soon as it was over..I popped in my own copy of it...and watched it again. It's the ONLY movie (well, other than "A Christmas Story") that I can literally watch over and over again...and NEVER get sick of it.  Several years ago, I found the soundtrack to the movie on a record album..on Ebay. I bid on it and won it! I no longer have a record player...but it makes a great collector's item (now if I could only remember where I put the darn thing :D). BTW, Clark reminds me of my dad as well...he was always silly and goofy when we would go on vacation!! ;D

Yes, it would be awesome to visit many different thrift shops all around. When I was in Hilton Head Island, SC this past summer....there were TONS of thrift shops on the island. The cool thing is that most of the people that live there have TONS of money...and the stuff that they donate is excellent, expensive stuff...I got a lot of neat things for very little money. I can't wait to go back (hopefully next year).

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/06/07 at 10:34 pm



I just CANNOT get enough of that movie. I have it on DVD now, so I can watch it anytime I want to.  I also have it on VHS (as a part of a boxed set, featuring...Vacation, European Vacation, and Christmas Vacation). One time it was on TV...and I watched the entire movie....but that wasn't enough...as soon as it was over..I popped in my own copy of it...and watched it again. It's the ONLY movie (well, other than "A Christmas Story") that I can literally watch over and over again...and NEVER get sick of it.  Several years ago, I found the soundtrack to the movie on a record album..on Ebay. I bid on it and won it! I no longer have a record player...but it makes a great collector's item (now if I could only remember where I put the darn thing :D). BTW, Clark reminds me of my dad as well...he was always silly and goofy when we would go on vacation!! ;D

Yes, it would be awesome to visit many different thrift shops all around. When I was in Hilton Head Island, SC this past summer....there were TONS of thrift shops on the island. The cool thing is that most of the people that live there have TONS of money...and the stuff that they donate is excellent, expensive stuff...I got a lot of neat things for very little money. I can't wait to go back (hopefully next year).


Yeah, I've done that before too - rewatching movies even if I've seen it a million times already. For me, movies are like music in that I get repeated enjoyment out of them. I also do it because I've always liked studying or paying attention to little details I may have missed, or even to look at street scenes or a crowd shot (i.e. "Who looked like they were having a good time there?", or "Let's see how many '70s cars were on the road in 1982" - but I'm a total geek in that regard anyway). ;D

That's cool - was your dad always Clark-esque, or just during vacation? My dad has always been the type to be able to entertain people without even trying to. Of course, there was also the (what I later found out to be) unusual extra advantage of him still being into some current pop culture in the '80s. Well, it's unusual for someone who was 50 in 1988 anyway.


Oh yeah, I can even notice a difference with Goodwills condusive to their surrounding neighborhood's wealth around here. There's this one in a more affluent neighborhood (this was the one I went to yesterday), and I usually find the more expensive electronics there and good condition clothes. I even started seeing late '90s DVD players by 2001. Whereas, in the average neighborhoods, you've got the advantage of stuff being cheaper and more on sale, but less treasures (at least on a regular basis).

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/06/07 at 10:45 pm


Yeah, I've done that before too - rewatching movies even if I've seen it a million times already. For me, movies are like music in that I get repeated enjoyment out of them. I also do it because I've always liked studying or paying attention to little details I may have missed, or even to look at street scenes or a crowd shot (i.e. "Who looked like they were having a good time there?", or "Let's see how many '70s cars were on the road in 1982" - but I'm a total geek in that regard anyway). ;D

That's cool - was your dad always Clark-esque, or just during vacation? My dad has always been the type to be able to entertain people without even trying to. Of course, there was also the (what I later found out to be) unusual extra advantage of him still being into some current pop culture in the '80s. Well, it's unusual for someone who was 50 in 1988 anyway.


Oh yeah, I can even notice a difference with Goodwills condusive to their surrounding neighborhood's wealth around here. There's this one in a more affluent neighborhood (this was the one I went to yesterday), and I usually find the more expensive electronics there and good condition clothes. I even started seeing late '90s DVD players by 2001. Whereas, in the average neighborhoods, you've got the advantage of stuff being cheaper and more on sale, but less treasures (at least on a regular basis).



My dad was always kind of quirky/silly....but when we went on vacations...he would be extra Clark-like.  Our family reminded me a bit of the Griswolds....(singing goofy songs during trips, stopping at neat attractions along the way, my siblings and I arguing over stupid things in the backseat, etc).  I will always remember my family vacations though...they stick out in my mind. We would usually end up going to Wildwood, NJ to go to the shore....we would rent a condo and stay like a week or so there...it was always SO much fun walking the boardwalk, flying kites on the beach, swimming in the hotel pools. I will always remember seeing all of the hotel/motel signs lit up at night...some of them were so retro looking, I used to always love looking through the brochures that we collected of Wildwood, because they would feature all of those neat hotels that I would remember seeing when I was there.  We would always end up meeting some kids while we were on vacation, and during the week we would meet up with them and play. One time we met these 2 sisters, Gina and Jana....and we really hit it off with them.....the very ironic thing is that later on, when I was in high school, I realized that I ended up being friends with one of these girls (Gina) that I had not seen since I was very young at the beach....and I brought in a picture of us together at the beach....we couldn't believe that we were friends in high school and that all of us had met prior, in our childhood, on a beach that was about 6+ hours from our hometown! Isn't that neat?! :D

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/06/07 at 10:57 pm



My dad was always kind of quirky/silly....but when we went on vacations...he would be extra Clark-like.  Our family reminded me a bit of the Griswolds....(singing goofy songs during trips, stopping at neat attractions along the way, my siblings and I arguing over stupid things in the backseat, etc).  I will always remember my family vacations though...they stick out in my mind. We would usually end up going to Wildwood, NJ to go to the shore....we would rent a condo and stay like a week or so there...it was always SO much fun walking the boardwalk, flying kites on the beach, swimming in the hotel pools. I will always remember seeing all of the hotel/motel signs lit up at night...some of them were so retro looking, I used to always love looking through the brochures that we collected of Wildwood, because they would feature all of those neat hotels that I would remember seeing when I was there.  We would always end up meeting some kids while we were on vacation, and during the week we would meet up with them and play. One time we met these 2 sisters, Gina and Jana....and we really hit it off with them.....the very ironic thing is that later on, when I was in high school, I realized that I ended up being friends with one of these girls (Gina) that I had not seen since I was very young at the beach....and I brought in a picture of us together at the beach....we couldn't believe that we were friends in high school and that all of us had met prior, in our childhood, on a beach that was about 6+ hours from our hometown! Isn't that neat?! :D


Oh yeah, I love little chance encounters like that. When you met Gina for the second time and you both realized who the other one really was, was it this collective "Whoa, I haven't seen you since we were 6!" thing? For whatever reason, I'm getting a more Great Outdoors picture of your vacations (well, minus the bear scenes, of course). ;D Remember their older son Buck, who met that chick working in the drive-up restaurant (at first she didn't like him)?

Most of our trips were just me and my parents, so at times, it was like I had them more "to myself". Quite a few times, we went with friends of my parents, (usually to Hawaii). On the opposite end, we went to Lake Tahoe a few times 'cause they liked skiing. We took my best friend from Elementary school, who was a great guy (he was 4 years older than me).

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/06/07 at 11:00 pm


Oh yeah, I love little chance encounters like that. When you met Gina for the second time and you both realized who the other one really was, was it this collective "Whoa, I haven't seen you since we were 6!" thing? For whatever reason, I'm getting a more Great Outdoors picture of your vacations (well, minus the bear scenes, of course). ;D Remember their older son Buck, who met that chick working in the drive-up restaurant (at first she didn't like him)?

Most of our trips were just me and my parents, so at times, it was like I had them more "to myself". Quite a few times, we went with friends of my parents, (usually to Hawaii). On the opposite end, we went to Lake Tahoe a few times 'cause they liked skiing. We took my best friend from Elementary school, who was a great guy (he was 4 years older than me).


Yes, we were both very shocked when we realized that we had met when we were young.  She was like, "oh wow...that's my grandpap in the background of the picture!"....it showed she and her sister, and me and my sister playing in the sand together. We remained friends throughout high school, but after we graduated, we parted ways. I heard that she is a teacher now....which I can totally see her as one.

I know I've seen that movie, "The Great Outdoors"...but it's been too long to remember. Did you ever see the movie, "Summer Rental?" I swear, every single movie that featured John Candy...was such a classic. I miss that guy in movies! :-\\

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/06/07 at 11:08 pm


Yes, we were both very shocked when we realized that we had met when we were young.  She was like, "oh wow...that's my grandpap in the background of the picture!"....it showed she and her sister, and me and my sister playing in the sand together. We remained friends throughout high school, but after we graduated, we parted ways. I heard that she is a teacher now....which I can totally see her as one.

I know I've seen that movie, "The Great Outdoors"...but it's been too long to remember. Did you ever see the movie, "Summer Rental?" I swear, every single movie that featured John Candy...was such a classic. I miss that guy in movies! :-\\


That's too bad you lost touch a second time, speaking from experience 'cause I've done this too many times myself (although it's alot easier to look people up now, it's still not the same). I guess if you met a third time, it would be like double nostalgia in a way.

Summer Rental is another favorite. In the early-mid '90s, I got into almost everything John Candy (as well as other faves, like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Jim Varney and Steve Martin) did. I think it captures the mid '80s vacation feeling perfectly. Again, I can relate to it personally, since my family is from there.

I was so sad when he passed away too. There's times a famous person dies and you might think "Oh that's too bad", but it doesn't affect you personally really. When he died. it was different. Even though I didn't know him in person, I kinda felt like I did.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/06/07 at 11:14 pm


That's too bad you lost touch a second time, speaking from experience 'cause I've done this too many times myself (although it's alot easier to look people up now, it's still not the same). I guess if you met a third time, it would be like double nostalgia in a way.

Summer Rental is another favorite. In the early-mid '90s, I got into almost everything John Candy (as well as other faves, like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Jim Varney and Steve Martin) did. I think it captures the mid '80s vacation feeling perfectly. Again, I can relate to it personally, since my family is from there.

I was so sad when he passed away too. There's times a famous person dies and you might think "Oh that's too bad", but it doesn't affect you personally really. When he died. it was different. Even though I didn't know him in person, I kinda felt like I did.



Yes, I felt the same way when he passed away...he made SO many great movies...it was such a shame. I felt the same way when John Ritter passed away...I cried for days...and I couldn't watch Three's Company for a long time after that...it made me too sad to see him in his younger/healthier days.

Now that you bring up John Candy...it would be fun to have a "John Candy" movie marathon....I'll have to round up a bunch of his movies and do that sometime. Do you still work at Blockbuster?  I just recently joined the Blockbuster Online....it's very similiar to Netflix..but I like that you can return the movies at the store instead of always sending them in, etc.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/06/07 at 11:27 pm



Yes, I felt the same way when he passed away...he made SO many great movies...it was such a shame. I felt the same way when John Ritter passed away...I cried for days...and I couldn't watch Three's Company for a long time after that...it made me too sad to see him in his younger/healthier days.

Now that you bring up John Candy...it would be fun to have a "John Candy" movie marathon....I'll have to round up a bunch of his movies and do that sometime. Do you still work at Blockbuster?  I just recently joined the Blockbuster Online....it's very similiar to Netflix..but I like that you can return the movies at the store instead of always sending them in, etc.


I oughta do that sometime - I have most of his movies. Yeah, I have two jobs at the moment, that being one of them (at least for the time being - I have some dental bills to pay off, for instance). Yeah, we're promoting the hell out of that program, and it's something I'd use myself too.

You know something? I did the same thing concerning John Candy too. In March of '94, I remember being at my dad's apartment (my parents were in a "casual, friendly separation" for a couple years) when my mom came to pick me up, and inadvertantly told me about it. Now, I've never really told too many people before since I figured it might sound corny, but I told them I was going out for a walk around the complex - which was true. While it wasn't full-blown crying, but I did it a little bit just out of the shock and sadness of it. It's one of those situations where you're first in shock, then denial then sadness. For the next few days, I was in a perpetual state of sadness over it.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/06/07 at 11:32 pm


I oughta do that sometime - I have most of his movies. Yeah, I have two jobs at the moment, that being one of them (at least for the time being - I have some dental bills to pay off, for instance). Yeah, we're promoting the hell out of that program, and it's something I'd use myself too.

You know something? I did the same thing concerning John Candy too. In March of '94, I remember being at my dad's apartment (my parents were in a "casual, friendly separation" for a couple years) when my mom came to pick me up, and inadvertantly told me about it. Now, I've never really told too many people before since I figured it might sound corny, but I told them I was going out for a walk around the complex - which was true. While it wasn't full-blown crying, but I did it a little bit just out of the shock and sadness of it. It's one of those situations where you're first in shock, then denial then sadness. For the next few days, I was in a perpetual state of sadness over it.



I know what you mean...it's so sad when someone who you are attached to (via great movies that they make) passes away...especially at such a young age. Even the movies that he played "bit parts" in (Home Alone, National Lampoon's Vacation, etc) were better due to him being apart of the movie.

Do you get free rentals since you work at Blockbuster?  Since we've moved to our current home, there isn't one that is in our area (the closest one is in Greensburg..about 15-20 minutes away).  A few of them have actually closed down around here...are they still going strong in your area?

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/06/07 at 11:44 pm



I know what you mean...it's so sad when someone who you are attached to (via great movies that they make) passes away...especially at such a young age. Even the movies that he played "bit parts" in (Home Alone, National Lampoon's Vacation, etc) were better due to him being apart of the movie.

Do you get free rentals since you work at Blockbuster?  Since we've moved to our current home, there isn't one that is in our area (the closest one is in Greensburg..about 15-20 minutes away).  A few of them have actually closed down around here...are they still going strong in your area?


Yeah, I think some of his best parts were the special appearences (heck, I bet his dorky Wally World security guard role in Vacation ended up helping get him lead roles in movies that followed. 1985-1993 was his peak, and if he had lived, probably would have continued).

Yeah, a few BB's have closed around here too, but most are still around. It's a bummer when any place like that closes, even if you never went in personally. Seeing it in its last days is always sad, or right after, since it's like Hey, this is where tons of people used to congregate, now it's this cold empty building. I know I'm sappily nostalgic in that way, but it's true.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/06/07 at 11:48 pm


Yeah, I think some of his best parts were the special appearences (heck, I bet his dorky Wally World security guard role in Vacation ended up helping get him lead roles in movies that followed. 1985-1993 was his peak, and if he had lived, probably would have continued).

Yeah, a few BB's have closed around here too, but most are still around. It's a bummer when any place like that closes, even if you never went in personally. Seeing it in its last days is always sad, or right after, since it's like Hey, this is where tons of people used to congregate, now it's this cold empty building. I know I'm sappily nostalgic in that way, but it's true.



See, I am the same way though. We had this great mall near us (Greengate Mall)...I used to work there when I was younger...and they recently tore it down to build yet another Walmart complex plaza. I miss that old mall SO much....I spent many days of my growing up years at that mall...and I feel very nostalgic about it as well.  I absolutely hate when they tear down a great building to make way for yet another crappy Walmart (like we don't already have enough of those around  ::)).

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/07/07 at 12:03 am



See, I am the same way though. We had this great mall near us (Greengate Mall)...I used to work there when I was younger...and they recently tore it down to build yet another Walmart complex plaza. I miss that old mall SO much....I spent many days of my growing up years at that mall...and I feel very nostalgic about it as well.  I absolutely hate when they tear down a great building to make way for yet another crappy Walmart (like we don't already have enough of those around  ::)).


Yeah, if you have personal ties to some place, you can feel the loss even more. Almost like a room in your house burning down or something. For instance, lots of Wherehouses (local music/video chain) in San Jose eventually all went out of business. And every time I go by one of them, it's a slap in the face reminder which jolts me into how the times are changing. Heck, I even feel bad when individual mall stores close, to say nothing of the whole mall.

Mass corporatization has killed or weakened alot of the mom and pop-type places. These are often superior to chains, both in selection and general atmosphere. Such as generally nicer people working there who are more communal - I guess this is one reason I've always tried so hard to be friendly and a cool guy with everyone, working in retail myself.

I started noticing a change in this by the late '90s. Like, up until then, there were more small businessess, and less teardowns and renovations of older buildings and such. An average '90s street or shopping center looks pretty modern but less developed, and with more of a variety of restaurants and shops. In that regard, 1985 still wasn't that old in 1995, yet a decade ago is actually quite old-school if you think about what's gone now. :\'(

Sure, I can understand a few new Wal Marts and McDonalds cropping up here and there, but not on every corner. For better or worse, that scene from Austin Powers II, The Spy Who Shagged Me isn't that far off now (i.e. Dr. Evil's headquarters being a Starbucks, lol).:D

I'm glad you can see my perspective on this, cause lots of people have laughed me out of the room practically when I talk nostalgia or missing stuff (i.e. the "but you're so young..." bit). Although I now understand how they would say this from their perspective, because my parents as well as other people a bit older have said they never felt sad/nostalgic for the past until they were in their 30s or probably 40s really. Whereas I felt it as early as 12, and especially once I got out of high school.

Maybe kids just didn't have as much to do back then (i.e. the Baby Boomers), and we had more places we went to, as well as pop cultural memories in our earlier days, I dunno?

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Written By: Howard on 03/07/07 at 6:09 am



oh, do you mean the one of my town that I live in?  Thanks! :)


What do you like about Scottsdale?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/07/07 at 2:21 pm


Yeah, if you have personal ties to some place, you can feel the loss even more. Almost like a room in your house burning down or something. For instance, lots of Wherehouses (local music/video chain) in San Jose eventually all went out of business. And every time I go by one of them, it's a slap in the face reminder which jolts me into how the times are changing. Heck, I even feel bad when individual mall stores close, to say nothing of the whole mall.

Mass corporatization has killed or weakened alot of the mom and pop-type places. These are often superior to chains, both in selection and general atmosphere. Such as generally nicer people working there who are more communal - I guess this is one reason I've always tried so hard to be friendly and a cool guy with everyone, working in retail myself.

I started noticing a change in this by the late '90s. Like, up until then, there were more small businessess, and less teardowns and renovations of older buildings and such. An average '90s street or shopping center looks pretty modern but less developed, and with more of a variety of restaurants and shops. In that regard, 1985 still wasn't that old in 1995, yet a decade ago is actually quite old-school if you think about what's gone now. :\'(

Sure, I can understand a few new Wal Marts and McDonalds cropping up here and there, but not on every corner. For better or worse, that scene from Austin Powers II, The Spy Who Shagged Me isn't that far off now (i.e. Dr. Evil's headquarters being a Starbucks, lol).:D

I'm glad you can see my perspective on this, cause lots of people have laughed me out of the room practically when I talk nostalgia or missing stuff (i.e. the "but you're so young..." bit). Although I now understand how they would say this from their perspective, because my parents as well as other people a bit older have said they never felt sad/nostalgic for the past until they were in their 30s or probably 40s really. Whereas I felt it as early as 12, and especially once I got out of high school.

Maybe kids just didn't have as much to do back then (i.e. the Baby Boomers), and we had more places we went to, as well as pop cultural memories in our earlier days, I dunno?



I know what you mean. Sometimes I drive up this highway (route 30)...and I can't believe how things have changed over the years. They have torn down so many different stores...and put other stores in their place (not very great stores either).  Sometimes I like to think and try to remember all of the stores that used to be in our local mall....there were so many neat ones. Such a shame they are gone now.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/07/07 at 2:22 pm


What do you like about Scottsdale?



It's Scottdale, Howard...there's no "s" in the middle. ;)  Anyway...it's an ok town...kind of boring...but it will do for now. Like I said...I really want to live near the ocean someday.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/07/07 at 3:47 pm



I know what you mean. Sometimes I drive up this highway (route 30)...and I can't believe how things have changed over the years. They have torn down so many different stores...and put other stores in their place (not very great stores either).  Sometimes I like to think and try to remember all of the stores that used to be in our local mall....there were so many neat ones. Such a shame they are gone now.


Oh yeah, have you noticed the reconstruction of malls or other buildings is often so gradual that you slowly adjust to it one piece at a time? And you can't remember smaller details of its old self. Like, sometimes I'll try and think of what was around in a certain place prior to what's there now, and compare where stuff is in relation to how it looked before, etc. and I'm no longer even totally clear on it. That's sad.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/07/07 at 3:57 pm



It's Scottdale, Howard...there's no "s" in the middle. ;)  Anyway...it's an ok town...kind of boring...but it will do for now. Like I said...I really want to live near the ocean someday.


Where else would you want to live besides Pennsylvania? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/07/07 at 3:59 pm

^ It may have gotten buried, but she said North/South Carolina or Georgia earlier in the thread.

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Written By: Howard on 03/07/07 at 4:00 pm


^ It may have gotten buried, but she said North/South Carolina or Georgia earlier in the thread.


It must be warmer over there?

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/07/07 at 5:12 pm


It must be warmer over there?



Yes Howard, those are Southern states.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/08/07 at 8:22 am


^ It may have gotten buried, but she said North/South Carolina or Georgia earlier in the thread.



Yes...thank you for reposting that! ;)  I really do love Pennsylvania...but I am due for a change sometime in my life.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/08/07 at 8:26 am


Oh yeah, have you noticed the reconstruction of malls or other buildings is often so gradual that you slowly adjust to it one piece at a time? And you can't remember smaller details of its old self. Like, sometimes I'll try and think of what was around in a certain place prior to what's there now, and compare where stuff is in relation to how it looked before, etc. and I'm no longer even totally clear on it. That's sad.


yes...I hate that.  I do have a fairly good memory though....however, sometimes when someone happens to mention a particular place that existed...I sometimes get my memory jogged about that particular place being there.  I used to go to the laundromat (before we had our own washer/dryer), and they had this neato colored map (with caricature drawings of buildings and such) on the wall...it was from the early to mid 1980's....and it was so neat to look and see what places were there at the time...I had literally forgotten a few of them.  It brought back a lot of neat memories.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/08/07 at 11:24 am



Yes...thank you for reposting that! ;)  I really do love Pennsylvania...but I am due for a change sometime in my life.



Come to New York,It's busier over here.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/08/07 at 11:24 am



Come to New York,It's busier over here.



I'd like to move somewhere a bit warmer....and by the ocean.

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Written By: Howard on 03/08/07 at 11:25 am



I'd like to move somewhere a bit warmer....and by the ocean.



But New York's warm during the spring and summer.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/08/07 at 11:51 am



But New York's warm during the spring and summer.


I wouldn't mind visiting there...but I would rather move down south someday.

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Written By: Howard on 03/08/07 at 12:25 pm


I wouldn't mind visiting there...but I would rather move down south someday.


Good Choice.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/08/07 at 2:44 pm


yes...I hate that.  I do have a fairly good memory though....however, sometimes when someone happens to mention a particular place that existed...I sometimes get my memory jogged about that particular place being there.  I used to go to the laundromat (before we had our own washer/dryer), and they had this neato colored map (with caricature drawings of buildings and such) on the wall...it was from the early to mid 1980's....and it was so neat to look and see what places were there at the time...I had literally forgotten a few of them.  It brought back a lot of neat memories.


Hey, that's another thing I've always loved - maps. :)

Weird as it sounds, I always sorta had a hobby of reading them over and looking at, say all possible routes to get somewhere, measuring distance, landmarks, or just a good overall view of places I'm familar with. Yeah, I like checking out older oles and comparing them to how a place looks now. In a way, that's as close as we'll get to actually having a time machine and walking around our old neighborhood, ala Back To The Future.

BTW, that's funny about the laundromat thing, because it was the same story for us. When I first moved into this apartment complex with my dad (mom didn't move in with us until, like a year later) and our previous washer had kicked the bucket, I always hauled the stuff across the street to wash it. At least we had a working dryer from our roommate at the time, but I got so used to the "back and forth" routine by the time we'd gotten a new W/D, that I almost missed it. Almost.;D Usually I'd bring a boombox over there while I was waiting, or read some magazines or something.

P.S. That laundromat is now a Subway (the shopping center got a facelift in '03, speaking of all that).

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/08/07 at 11:23 pm


Hey, that's another thing I've always loved - maps. :)

Weird as it sounds, I always sorta had a hobby of reading them over and looking at, say all possible routes to get somewhere, measuring distance, landmarks, or just a good overall view of places I'm familar with. Yeah, I like checking out older oles and comparing them to how a place looks now. In a way, that's as close as we'll get to actually having a time machine and walking around our old neighborhood, ala Back To The Future.

BTW, that's funny about the laundromat thing, because it was the same story for us. When I first moved into this apartment complex with my dad (mom didn't move in with us until, like a year later) and our previous washer had kicked the bucket, I always hauled the stuff across the street to wash it. At least we had a working dryer from our roommate at the time, but I got so used to the "back and forth" routine by the time we'd gotten a new W/D, that I almost missed it. Almost.;D Usually I'd bring a boombox over there while I was waiting, or read some magazines or something.

P.S. That laundromat is now a Subway (the shopping center got a facelift in '03, speaking of all that).



I know what you mean about laundromats....I freakin' LOVE them! We are quite silly, huh? :D ;D  I don't know what it is....but for some reason, they are especially cozy to me.  I used to love going there when it was cold and snowy outside...and sitting there watching TV, while hearing the sounds of the dryers in the background.  The one I was talking about (that has that map)...also, has a few older arcade games....it's fun to play a few of them while waiting for your clothes to get finished. :)

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/08/07 at 11:40 pm



I know what you mean about laundromats....I freakin' LOVE them! We are quite silly, huh? :D ;D  I don't know what it is....but for some reason, they are especially cozy to me.  I used to love going there when it was cold and snowy outside...and sitting there watching TV, while hearing the sounds of the dryers in the background.  The one I was talking about (that has that map)...also, has a few older arcade games....it's fun to play a few of them while waiting for your clothes to get finished. :)


Your laundromat had a TV? Cool - was it like a communal one up front or something?

Yeah, at first I detested hauling our clothes over and back (I usually "borrowed" a shopping cart for that, lol), but over time I got used to it and it almost became like a part of my routine I looked forward to in a weird way. I even sometimes had smalltalk conversations with other people who were doing the same thing. Not like the guy and girl reading the "shyness" books simutaneously and having the laundry fight in Amy Grant's "Every Heartbeat" video, but it was a kinda social hangout nonetheless. Sometimes I took homework in there with me too - sure was easier doing it there with less distractions anyway. :D

Back in 1996, mine didn't have any extra luxuries, but I'm pretty sure that place was there in the actual '80s, so I wouldn't be surprised if it had some Pac Man machines or something at the time. Lots of that stuff was hanging around in the '90s too, but I remember almost every place had video games then.

To use a BTTF example again, remember in Part III when Marty was target shooting at the town square dance? And the gun salesman asked him "Hey man, just where'd you learn to shoot like that?" and he says, "7-Eleven". ;)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/08/07 at 11:47 pm


Your laundromat had a TV? Cool - was it like a communal one up front or something?

Yeah, at first I detested hauling our clothes over and back (I usually "borrowed" a shopping cart for that, lol), but over time I got used to it and it almost became like a part of my routine I looked forward to in a weird way. I even sometimes had smalltalk conversations with other people who were doing the same thing. Not like the guy and girl reading the "shyness" books simutaneously and having the laundry fight in Amy Grant's "Every Heartbeat" video, but it was a kinda social hangout nonetheless. Sometimes I took homework in there with me too - sure was easier doing it there with less distractions anyway. :D

Back in 1996, mine didn't have any extra luxuries, but I'm pretty sure that place was there in the actual '80s, so I wouldn't be surprised if it had some Pac Man machines or something then. Lots of that stuff was hanging around in the '90s too, but I remember almost every place had video games in the old days. To use a BTTF example again, remember in Part III when Marty was target shooting at the town square dance? And the gun salesman asked him "Hey man, just where'd you learn to shoot like that?" and he says, "7-Eleven". ;)



Yes....actually all of the laundromats I've been in have all had TVs....the types that hang from a contraption high up on the wall (like in school classrooms, and such).  It's funny how everytime I would go there, they would either be watching soap operas....or some show like, "Walker: Texas Ranger." ;D  Yes, I've carried on some convos with fellow laundomateers (not to be confused with mouseketeers ;) :D ;D)...and there are always the notorious "shady people" that seem to lurk around there as well. I think it would be cool to go there and take some pictures...get that retro kind of feel for it all.  And yes, I do remember that line from BTTF 3...that was classic. ;)  Hey, I bet you like those "Bill & Ted" movies, huh? They seem like they would be your kind of movie! I've always liked them...I haven't seen them in awhile...I'll have to rent them soon. :D

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/08/07 at 11:57 pm



Yes....actually all of the laundromats I've been in have all had TVs....the types that hang from a contraption high up on the wall (like in school classrooms, and such).  It's funny how everytime I would go there, they would either be watching soap operas....or some show like, "Walker: Texas Ranger." ;D  Yes, I've carried on some convos with fellow laundomateers (not to be confused with mouseketeers ;) :D ;D)...and there are always the notorious "shady people" that seem to lurk around there as well. I think it would be cool to go there and take some pictures...get that retro kind of feel for it all.  And yes, I do remember that line from BTTF 3...that was classic. ;)  Hey, I bet you like those "Bill & Ted" movies, huh? They seem like they would be your kind of movie! I've always liked them...I haven't seen them in awhile...I'll have to rent them soon. :D


Yeah, that makes sense (I've seen the same setup in barbershops and such), so you don't have everyone fighting over it, lol. Usually it's tuned to one of the main affiliate basic stations, just so it's kinda of general interest. Ironically, I never ran across any weird Beavis and Butthead-esque people there, but I always went in the morning or early afternoon (at night is probably a different story).

Yeah, I first saw Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey when I was 9 - a couple of my babysitters took me to see it (these two cool guys who were about the age I am now back in 1991). While I didn't grasp the details as well as I would later, I got it enough to really enjoy it.

While the time travel concept in B+T is different from BTTF, they're both sorta like-minded in that sense. However, even if Doc is cool, I can't imagine him saying "Duuude" and doing air guitar. ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/08/07 at 11:58 pm


Yeah, that makes sense (I've seen the same setup in barbershops and such), so you don't have everyone fighting over it, lol. Usually it's tuned to one of the main affiliate basic stations, just so it's kinda of general interest. Ironically, I never ran across any weird Beavis and Butthead-esque people there, but I always went in the morning or early afternoon (at night is probably a different story).

Yeah, I first saw Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey when I was 9 - a couple of my babysitters took me to see it (these two cool guys who were about the age I am now back in 1991). While I didn't grasp the details as well as I would later, I got it enough to really enjoy it.

While the time travel concept in B+T is different from BTTF, they're both sorta like-minded in that sense. However, even if Doc is cool, I can't imagine him saying "Duuude" and doing air guitar. ;D



Yes, both movies sort of remind me of each other (in that time travel sense).  Have you been in any plays recently?

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/09/07 at 12:07 am



Yes, both movies sort of remind me of each other (in that time travel sense).  Have you been in any plays recently?


Actually, I haven't played in any since last year's Spring show at my JC, but I helped out on tech with the previous one in the Fall. Since I've been so busy lately, there isn't as much time to dedicate to that. But since I do acting/performance-type stuff on a regular basis, I'm sure I will again before too long.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/09/07 at 12:10 am


Actually, I haven't played in any since last year's Spring show at my JC, but I helped out on tech with the previous one in the Fall. Since I've been so busy lately, there isn't as much time to dedicate to that. But since I do acting/performance-type stuff on a regular basis, I'm sure I will again before too long.



Hopefully you'll be able to do one again soon. I haven't acted in so long...I really miss it...however, I can't memorize as well as I used to be able to do.  In our town we have this little theater called, Geyer Performing Arts Center (http://www.geyerpac.com/)...and they have auditions regularly for the plays that they perform. I would LOVE to do something like that...but my schedule is so crazy right now (especially with working now).....maybe someday I will be able to get involved there...I mean, I can walk there..it's so close.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/09/07 at 12:16 am



Hopefully you'll be able to do one again soon. I haven't acted in so long...I really miss it...however, I can't memorize as well as I used to be able to do.  In our town we have this little theater called, Geyer Performing Arts Center (http://www.geyerpac.com/)...and they have auditions regularly for the plays that they perform. I would LOVE to do something like that...but my schedule is so crazy right now (especially with working now).....maybe someday I will be able to get involved there...I mean, I can walk there..it's so close.


Yeah I know that feeling. When was the last time you acted in a production?

At least it's in walking distance to you. The transportation is another thing that makes it harder, since the JC is like 12 miles from me. It's doable of course (I've taken 100 mile bus trips before), but can be tiring if I'm balancing it with a job - now two of them. But I've done other smaller performances over the past year. When you're in a play, yeah you have to really "get into" it, not just memorizing lines, but taking tons of time to rehease it. Which I like alot, but is time consuming.

Since I like so many things, I sometimes wish I could clone myself into like 6, even 10 people so I could experience different stuff all at once. ;)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/09/07 at 12:20 am


Yeah I know that feeling. When was the last time you acted in a production?

At least it's in walking distance to you. The transportation is another thing that makes it harder, since the JC is like 12 miles from me. It's doable of course (I've taken 100 mile bus trips before), but can be tiring if I'm balancing it with a job - now two of them. But I've done other smaller performances over the past year. When you're in a play, yeah you have to really "get into" it, not just memorizing lines, but taking tons of time to rehease it. Which I like alot, but is time consuming.

Since I like so many things, I sometimes wish I could clone myself into like 6, even 10 people so I could experience different stuff all at once. ;)



wow...it's been so long since I've acted in a production. I've been in several plays at my church (we have a large drama department and sometimes we put on pretty big plays/dinner theatres)....but the last big play I've been in (besides there)...was my junior year of high school (1994)...when we did, "Bye Bye Birdie." It was a lot of fun too! I've done a lot of backstage stuff as well (stage manager, props, etc)...as well as advertising and such.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/09/07 at 12:25 am



wow...it's been so long since I've acted in a production. I've been in several plays at my church (we have a large drama department and sometimes we put on pretty big plays/dinner theatres)....but the last big play I've been in (besides there)...was my junior year of high school (1994)...when we did, "Bye Bye Birdie." It was a lot of fun too! I've done a lot of backstage stuff as well (stage manager, props, etc)...as well as advertising and such.


Hey that's a coincidence - our school did Bye-bye Birdie a few years ago too (I auditioned but wasn't cast at the time). Isn't it fun doing different types of stuff too? Like stage acting and TV acting are kinda opposites, yet I've taken classes in/done both. I've been a cameraman, but never a stagehand - though that always seemed like fun, getting to be the guy who says "In...5, 4, 3..."

P.S. I can't believe you were in 11th grade in 1994 since you only look about 22 now (well 1994 does seem pretty recent for its age, but still). ;)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/09/07 at 12:33 am


Hey that's a coincidence - our school did Bye-bye Birdie a few years ago too (I auditioned but wasn't cast at the time). Isn't it fun doing different types of stuff too? Like stage acting and TV acting are kinda opposites, yet I've taken classes in/done both. I've been a cameraman, but never a stagehand - though that always seemed like fun, getting to be the guy who says "In...5, 4, 3..."

P.S. I can't believe you were in 11th grade in 1994 since you only look about 22 now (well 1994 does seem pretty recent for its age, but still). ;)



Yes, "Bye Bye Birdie" was a fun one! I played the part of the old Jewish women (Albert's mom) Mrs. Peterson....hahaha...I had to wear this big fur coat, and put on an accent...it was one of the best roles I've had.  Yes, it's really fun doing backstage stuff....I loved doing stagecrew.  Yep...I graduated high school in 1995....and seriously...it seems like it happened yesterday.  Sometimes I can't believe that it's been that long since I've been in high school...times goes by so so fast. What year did you graduate HS?  BTW, thanks for the complement on me looking younger...I get that all the time...I don't think anyone has ever guessed that I am 30. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/09/07 at 12:49 am



Yes, "Bye Bye Birdie" was a fun one! I played the part of the old Jewish women (Albert's mom) Mrs. Peterson....hahaha...I had to wear this big fur coat, and put on an accent...it was one of the best roles I've had.  Yes, it's really fun doing backstage stuff....I loved doing stagecrew.  Yep...I graduated high school in 1995....and seriously...it seems like it happened yesterday.  Sometimes I can't believe that it's been that long since I've been in high school...times goes by so so fast. What year did you graduate HS?  BTW, thanks for the complement on me looking younger...I get that all the time...I don't think anyone has ever guessed that I am 30. ;D


I love doing accents and voices - lots of the minor characters I've been cast in are like that, so I always have fun with it.

It's funny how I've flip flopped in how I take the age perception thing. Like if I was 14 and someone thought I was 12 I got pissed, lol. But if I get mistaken for younger now (which I usually do), I've started to take it as a compliment. When I was younger and I heard middle-aged women talking about how some dude at the 7-11 or a bouncer at a bar made their day by carding them...now I understand how they felt. ;)

Yeah, like you, the youthful stuff runs in my family. Not just in how most of us feel or what we like, but most of us look younger too. My grandma on mom's side was part Thai, so I kinda wonder if that has something to do with it (lots of Asian descendants age very well), but how people dress, act, or take care of themselves also has an effect.

I'm technically the first Generation Y'er since I graduated in 2000 when I was towards the end of 18 (although I went into 1st grade a year later). Although I don't smoke, if I buy cigarettes for a friend or something, I always get carded, and most people don't believe I'm any over 21, even though I'm currently 25 1/2. But like I said, that's cool with me - even though I'm mature in thinking, I feel like one of the Police Academy guys or maybe Pauly Shore - ya know, those "big kid" types.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/09/07 at 12:55 am


I love doing accents and voices - lots of the minor characters I've been cast in are like that, so I always have fun with it.

It's funny how I've flip flopped in how I take the age perception thing. Like if I was 14 and someone thought I was 12 I got pissed, lol. But if I get mistaken for younger now (which I usually do), I've started to take it as a compliment. When I was younger and I heard middle-aged women talking about how some dude at the 7-11 or a bouncer at a bar made their day by carding them...now I understand how they felt. ;)

Yeah, like you, the youthful stuff runs in my family. Not just in how most of us feel or what we like, but most of us look younger too. My grandma on mom's side was part Thai, so I kinda wonder if that has something to do with it (lots of Asian descendants age very well), but how people dress, act, or take care of themselves also has an effect.

I'm technically the first Generation Y'er since I graduated in 2000 when I was towards the end of 18 (although I went into 1st grade a year later). Although I don't smoke, if I buy cigarettes for a friend or something, I always get carded, and most people don't believe I'm any over 21, even though I'm currently 25 1/2. But like I said, that's cool with me - even though I'm mature in thinking, I feel like one of the Police Academy guys or maybe Pauly Shore - ya know, those "big kid" types.


hahaha...I was the SAME way! I would get SO mad when someone would say that I looked younger (when I was at any age up to maybe 18 or so)...then when I reached 20...then my mid 20's...and people were still saying that I looked in my early 20's....and then I hit 30, and I STILL get carded when I buy stuff for other people (I don't smoke either)....I take it as a major compliment. My mom is almost 59...and people seriously think she is a LOT younger. Here's a funny story. We were at an amusement park last year, and they had this game where the person would either guess your age, or weight...and if they didn't guess the amount within like 5 lbs or years...you would get a prize....guess how old he guessed my 58 year old mother?  hahah...try 37!!!  I was laughing so hard...I was like..."man, mom...you are only 8 years older than me!!" :D ;D  She was quite flattered, to say the least.

From what I can remember (I haven't seen a picture of you in a long time)...you do look younger than your age. Hey, you should post a recent one..it's been awhile since we've seen you! ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/09/07 at 1:11 am


hahaha...I was the SAME way! I would get SO mad when someone would say that I looked younger (when I was at any age up to maybe 18 or so)...then when I reached 20...then my mid 20's...and people were still saying that I looked in my early 20's....and then I hit 30, and I STILL get carded when I buy stuff for other people (I don't smoke either)....I take it as a major compliment. My mom is almost 59...and people seriously think she is a LOT younger. Here's a funny story. We were at an amusement park last year, and they had this game where the person would either guess your age, or weight...and if they didn't guess the amount within like 5 lbs or years...you would get a prize....guess how old he guessed my 58 year old mother?  hahah...try 37!!!  I was laughing so hard...I was like..."man, mom...you are only 8 years older than me!!" :D ;D  She was quite flattered, to say the least.

From what I can remember (I haven't seen a picture of you in a long time)...you do look younger than your age. Hey, you should post a recent one..it's been awhile since we've seen you! ;)


You mean like that scene from The Jerk, where Steve Martin is guessing people's weight and all? Yeah, that's funny, and I'm sure your mom didn't mine him guessing 20+ years off.

Oddly, with how I always analyze stuff like this, you would assume I'd be good at guessing other people's ages. Nah, I'm off quite a bit though too. Just like that guy at the carnival, I usually guess people to be younger than they really are (I suppose again, because most people I grew up around seemed less old than a "typical" person that age, my mind reads that as being more the average), and I've gotten compliments for that too, even if it was unintentional.

I wonder if some of this stuff is genetic. Also, isn't Beth 18 or 19? It doesn't look like any more than a 3-5 year difference between you guys, probably less even. When I got well into puberty (around 13 and a half, although I started at 11), people could go either way. I've always been tall, so that seemed to make a difference. Or if they'd hear me talk, they'd sometimes guess older. Once I could get any facial hair, that seemed to make a world of difference too, but they could just as easily think I was 14 when I was 16 (esp. if I shaved that day or something), and I felt so insulted, lol.

P.S. I do have a digital camera, so I'll put up some new ones in time - I have a semi buzzcut and bleached hair now, so my mid '00s pics are kinda outdated anyway. I just have to take some good ones first 'cause I tend to be picky - like if a buddy snaps one of me and it doesn't turn out that good, I'll think No way I'm letting anybody else see this. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/09/07 at 1:15 am


You mean like that scene from The Jerk, where Steve Martin is guessing people's weight and all? Yeah, that's funny, and I'm sure your mom didn't mine him guessing 20+ years off.

Oddly, with how I always analyze stuff like this, you would assume I'd be good at guessing other people's ages. Nah, I'm off quite a bit though too. Just like that guy at the carnival, I usually guess people to be younger than they really are (I suppose again, because most people I grew up around seemed less old than a "typical" person that age, my mind reads that as being more the average), and I've gotten compliments for that too, even if it was unintentional.

I wonder if some of this stuff is genetic. Also, isn't Beth 18 or 19? It doesn't look like any more than a 3-5 year difference between you guys, and maybe not even that.

When I got well into puberty (around 13 and a half, although I started at 11-12), people could go either way. I've always been tall, so that seemed to make a difference. Or if they'd hear me talk, they'd sometimes guess older. Once I could get any facial hair, that seemed to make a world of difference too, but they could just as easily think I was 14 when I was 16 (esp. if I shaved that day or something), and I felt so insulted, lol.

P.S. I do have a digital camera, so I'll put up some new ones in time - I have a semi buzzcut and bleached hair now, so my mid '00s pics are kinda outdated now. I just have to take some good ones first (I tend to be picky - like if a buddy snaps one of me and it doesn't turn out that good, I've had this happen).



Yes...Beth is 19 (she'll be 20 in August).....my middle sister Brandy is 26 (she looks younger as well). I guess we all take after our mom! :)

Oh, that would be cool to see some new pics of you...it's been a while. I know what you mean though..I am VERY picky about pics of myself...I have to be able to see what is posted before it actually is (so that I can make sure it looks semi-decent).

Well...it's been awesome chatting with you, as usual..I'm gonna hit the hay though...it's like 2:15 am! :o  I will talk to you again very soon!  Night! :) 8)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/09/07 at 6:17 am

How's Vaughn doing?  :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/09/07 at 10:12 am


How's Vaughn doing?  :)



he's doing good, thanks for asking!  Right now he is watching a movie....he was helping me earlier while I was cleaning out the refrigerator. 

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/09/07 at 3:58 pm



he's doing good, thanks for asking!  Right now he is watching a movie....he was helping me earlier while I was cleaning out the refrigerator. 



Oh So I see you're teaching him refrigerator skills? :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/09/07 at 5:47 pm



Yes...Beth is 19 (she'll be 20 in August).....my middle sister Brandy is 26 (she looks younger as well). I guess we all take after our mom! :)

Oh, that would be cool to see some new pics of you...it's been a while. I know what you mean though..I am VERY picky about pics of myself...I have to be able to see what is posted before it actually is (so that I can make sure it looks semi-decent).

Well...it's been awesome chatting with you, as usual..I'm gonna hit the hay though...it's like 2:15 am! :o  I will talk to you again very soon!  Night! :) 8)


I have to admit that's the one pet peeve I have about every person having a cameraphone since 2004. I never know who could be snapping a pic of me or when. Oftentimes I'm thinking Dude, don't go taking any pictures of me without letting me pre-approve 'em first. ;D



Oh So I see you're teaching him refrigerator skills? :)


I think she probably just meant he was helping her while she was in the process of cleaning it. There isn't really anything major that needs teaching there.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/09/07 at 5:53 pm



Oh So I see you're teaching him refrigerator skills? :)



I don't think any such thing exists.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/10/07 at 3:56 am



Oh So I see you're teaching him refrigerator skills? :)


hahaha....well, he mainly threw away old stuff that was in there....and watched me scrub it out, etc. :D



I have to admit that's the one pet peeve I have about every person having a cameraphone since 2004. I never know who could be snapping a pic of me or when. Oftentimes I'm thinking Dude, don't go taking any pictures of me without letting me pre-approve 'em first. ;D



Yes, I know what you mean....however, I'm sure your pictures are very nice! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/10/07 at 6:44 am


hahaha....well, he mainly threw away old stuff that was in there....and watched me scrub it out, etc. :D


Yes, I know what you mean....however, I'm sure your pictures are very nice! :)


I'm sure he'll learn a lot from you.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/10/07 at 2:26 pm


I'm sure he'll learn a lot from you.



yes he does...he's my little buddy, he shadows me all day long. I am gonna miss him like crazy once he starts school this fall. :\'(

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/11/07 at 7:33 am



yes he does...he's my little buddy, he shadows me all day long. I am gonna miss him like crazy once he starts school this fall. :\'(


Which grade?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/11/07 at 8:29 pm

^ She said he's about to start school, so that would be the First grade (if he's 5 now and probably turning 6 this year, that would fit anyway).



yes he does...he's my little buddy, he shadows me all day long. I am gonna miss him like crazy once he starts school this fall. :\'(


Yeah, even if you'll still have the special time on mornings, evening and weekends, I guess it won't quite be the same. Sometimes I wish the under 6 period of life lasted forever. BTW, how he is with you is just the way I was with my mom back then too. Sure I was close to my dad too, but not quite in the same sense.

Speaking of school---I forget now, but didn't you say you were planning on going back to school yourself once he was enrolled (some more college classes, if I recall)?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/11/07 at 9:21 pm


Which grade?



^ She said he's about to start school, so that would be the First grade (if he's 5 now and probably turning 6 this year, that would fit anyway).

Yeah, even if you'll still have the special time on mornings, evening and weekends, I guess it won't quite be the same. Sometimes I wish the under 6 period of life lasted forever. BTW, how he is with you is just the way I was with my mom back then too. Sure I was close to my dad too, but not quite in the same sense.

Speaking of school---I forget now, but didn't you say you were planning on going back to school yourself once he was enrolled (some more college classes, if I recall)?



Actually, he's going into kindergarten (it's all-day kindergarten here now)....he won't be 5 until May...but he meets the age cut-off to be able to start this year.  Vaughn and I are extremely close...we do everything together. I recently got a part-time job, and it was hard to him at first to adjust to not being with me 24/7.  He's getting better though...he and Chris do a lot of neat stuff together...he tries to keep him occupied.  Yes, I really would like to go back to school....maybe take some classes here and there. I am also going to be looking for a full-time daylight job (possibly within a school district...so that I could be off on evenings/weekends/holidays/summer). I might enroll at college part-time...I'm not sure yet.  We have a college not far from us (California University of Pa)...I might go there...they have a good cultural anthropology program that looks very interesting to me. I was planning on going for photography for the longest time...however, lately I have realized that something like that is more of a hobby for me.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/11/07 at 9:45 pm



Actually, he's going into kindergarten (it's all-day kindergarten here now)....he won't be 5 until May...but he meets the age cut-off to be able to start this year.  Vaughn and I are extremely close...we do everything together. I recently got a part-time job, and it was hard to him at first to adjust to not being with me 24/7.  He's getting better though...he and Chris do a lot of neat stuff together...he tries to keep him occupied.  Yes, I really would like to go back to school....maybe take some classes here and there. I am also going to be looking for a full-time daylight job (possibly within a school district...so that I could be off on evenings/weekends/holidays/summer). I might enroll at college part-time...I'm not sure yet.  We have a college not far from us (California University of Pa)...I might go there...they have a good cultural anthropology program that looks very interesting to me. I was planning on going for photography for the longest time...however, lately I have realized that something like that is more of a hobby for me.


Yeah, you work in the evenings, right? My parents had alot of money when I was a kid (my first 7 years, until the second half of 1989, but that's another story), so I kinda feel guilty for having them "all to myself". It was hard for me when my mom went back to work fulltime, so I know how he probably feels. But I guess the plus side to that is, the time you have together will be even more special.

Oh that's interesting - what got you into anthropology? Is that solely what made you think of just doing photography more for fun? I always liked taking pictures as well, but I'd think doing it professionally could take a toll on you, say if you travelled alot (although I know that's something you're into). My uncle used to be a photographer, actually.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/11/07 at 9:53 pm


Yeah, you work in the evenings, right? My parents had alot of money when I was a kid (my first 7 years, until the second half of 1989, but that's another story), so I kinda feel guilty for having them "all to myself". It was hard for me when my mom went back to work fulltime, so I know how he probably feels. But I guess the plus side to that is, the time you have together will be even more special.

Oh that's interesting - what got you into anthropology? Is that solely what made you think of just doing photography more for fun? I always liked taking pictures as well, but I'd think doing it professionally could take a toll on you, say if you travelled alot (although I know that's something you're into). My uncle used to be a photographer, actually.


I've always loved taking pictures as well...and sometimes I am pretty decent at it...but I don't think I could make a decent living off of doing it.  I don't know....the subject of anthropology has always intrigued me for some reason. I've always been interested in history...and culture...I"ve also been interested in sociology and psychology...they are all very interesting to me (I had classes in both). It's so hard to narrow it down to what you really want to do...ya know?  I have so many ideas in my head...I just can't decide. :D ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/11/07 at 10:03 pm


I've always loved taking pictures as well...and sometimes I am pretty decent at it...but I don't think I could make a decent living off of doing it.  I don't know....the subject of anthropology has always intrigued me for some reason. I've always been interested in history...and culture...I"ve also been interested in sociology and psychology...they are all very interesting to me (I had classes in both). It's so hard to narrow it down to what you really want to do...ya know?  I have so many ideas in my head...I just can't decide. :D ;D


Yeah, I'm the same way. You know how some people have trouble deciding what they want to do with their life? For me, it's almost the opposite problem - I like too much, lol (I'm quite interested in alot of things that I would only like on a hobby or casual level too).
It's just a matter of narrowing it down to which one I'd want to pursue professionally -I've liked the idea of acting or otherwise entertaining people since I was, like 10. I just haven't yet quite figured out which way I'd want to go about it.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/11/07 at 10:04 pm


Yeah, I'm the same way. You know how some people have trouble deciding what they want to do with their life? For me, it's almost the opposite problem - I like too much, lol (I'm quite interested in alot of things that I would only like on a hobby or casual level too).
It's just a matter of narrowing it down to which one I'd want to pursue professionally -I've liked the idea of acting or otherwise entertaining people since I was, like 10. I just haven't yet quite figured out which way I'd want to go about it.


what are some of the other things you think you would like to do do as a career?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/11/07 at 10:14 pm


what are some of the other things you think you would like to do do as a career?


I think if I were doing something in the community, I'd like to look into having, say my own independent electronics/music/movie-type store. I always kinda wanted to do something that helped people in the community or that made some difference in people's lives. Heck, there was even always a part of me that thought being a politician that connected with the everyday crowd would be cool (not sure if this was a Clinton influence, or even a young Jerry Springer from a secondhand perspective). Although I'm too nice and couldn't handle the stress of something like that. ;)

Even in the performance field, I like too much (music, writing, TV acting, stage acting, comedian). Really I wish there were separate cloning machines where each "me" could do different things in life.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/11/07 at 10:25 pm

I hear ya. I think if I could find a professional job that dealt with researching/studying/teaching others about things from the past (defunct places, roadside attractions, anything old or retro)...that would be a dream job for me.  I just love all things retro/old fashioned...and it would be so cool to be able to share that knowledge of things with others who are just as interested as I am.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/11/07 at 10:40 pm


I hear ya. I think if I could find a professional job that dealt with researching/studying/teaching others about things from the past (defunct places, roadside attractions, anything old or retro)...that would be a dream job for me.  I just love all things retro/old fashioned...and it would be so cool to be able to share that knowledge of things with others who are just as interested as I am.


Yeah, same here. Like I said earlier up in the thread, I also like city planning and stuff like maps or where things used to be. I'd love to research even just my own city or other places around the Bay Area to see how it grew over time and talk with, say longtime residents about it.

My interest in, say time travelling or even the decadeology stuff is honestly just a component to that type of thing.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/11/07 at 10:43 pm


Yeah, same here. Like I said earlier up in the thread, I also like city planning and stuff like maps or where things used to be. I'd love to research even just my own city or other places around the Bay Area to see how it grew over time and talk with, say longtime residents about it.

My interest in, say time travelling or even the decadeology stuff is honestly just a component to that type of thing.


you'd probably do well with anthropology....or even architecture of some sort.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/11/07 at 10:45 pm


you'd probably do well with anthropology....or even architecture of some sort.


Yeah, I could see that. Like I'm already into the styles of buildings from certain times and all.

Did you know Weird Al actually went to school to be an architect (he got a degree in it, but worked on his music simultaneously)? He sometimes throws in references in songs - say for "I Lost On Jeopardy" -- "against a plumber, oh and an architect, both with a PHD. ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/11/07 at 10:48 pm


Yeah, I could see that. Like I'm already into the styles of buildings from certain times and all.

Did you know Weird Al actually went to school to be an architect (he got a degree in it, but worked on his music simultaneously)? He sometimes throws in references in songs - say for "I Lost On Jeopardy" -- "against a plumber, oh and an architect, both with a PHD. ;D


no, I never knew that! I would have never expected that either...hmmm, you learn something new everyday, huh? :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/11/07 at 10:55 pm


no, I never knew that! I would have never expected that either...hmmm, you learn something new everyday, huh? :D


Yeah, at first I was surprised when I heard that too. But when I heard it was parallel to music, it made sense. He always had an interest in parodying songs and recorded his first one when he was 15 (although he started playing the accordion as a kid, when he was 7 or so).

He's really smart but in a goofy way too. One of his buddies on this VH1 documentary in the late '90s described him as: "He's a nerd, but a cool nerd, he's definitely not one of those pocket-protector types."

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/12/07 at 2:30 am


Yeah, I could see that. Like I'm already into the styles of buildings from certain times and all.



There was a degree program at the school I went to called "Building and preservation" or something like that.  Here is a link describing it, you might see if there is something like that in your area.

http://www.btc.edu/DegreeCourse/BPR.cfm

BUILDING PRESERVATION / RESTORATION

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
Program Contact:  David Mertz

Phone:740-695-9500

Extension:4002


The Building Preservation Technology Program at Belmont Technical College is recognized nationally as the leader in providing hands-on training in the preservation trades. Since its inception in 1989, the program has grown to become one of the most recognized historic preservation programs in the United States attracting students from all areas of the country and a variety of academic backgrounds. The program offers a rigorous academic curriculum that builds a foundation of preservation technology and theory, allowing the student to explore various trades used in preserving historic buildings and providing the practical application of theoretical knowledge through real world experiences. In 1994, the college was awarded the Ohio State Historic Preservation Office Public Education and Awareness Award.

Housed in the Science & Engineering Building with over 10,000 square feet of dedicated lab space which includes a wood shop, paint and glazing shop, plaster shop, metals lab, darkroom, and drafting room, the program also supports a resource room containing Internet-accessible computers and the BPR special collection of over 1,000 volumes of books, videos and magazines specifically dealing with historic preservation and construction. The college also operates a field lab site. The historic 1846 Swaney House, a brick, Federal-style masonry house in the Morristown Historic District in Morristown, Ohio, is the subject of an on-going restoration directed by the faculty and performed by the students. The department has also traditionally operated a special summer field lab at a site of national historical significance. Past sites have included the Frank Lloyd Wright house, Fallingwater, located in Bear Run, PA; the Richard Morris Hunt house, Grey Towers, located in Milford, PA; and the William Thornton designed Octagon House in Washington, DC.

Each year, students travel with the BPR faculty to many of the national preservation symposiums and conferences. The department has developed a working relationship with many of these conference sponsors, which allows students the opportunity to participate and interact with many of the speakers and attendees. In many cases, the students can attend the conference at no cost in exchange for helping with conference arrangements.

The department has developed a strong relationship with the National Park Service. Each year, one student is selected to participate in a cooperative work agreement with the Park Service’s Preservation Training Center. After the internship, the student returns to Belmont Technical College to complete their degree, and then returns to the Park Service for permanent assignment.

Graduates of the Building Preservation Technology Program have gone on to a wide variety of careers within the preservation field. Many have found employment as preservation technicians with historic sites including Williamsburg, Monticello, Graceland, Lyndhurst, and Greenfield Village to name a few. Others have taken a more construction-oriented route and have found employment with preservation construction firms. Many of these graduates specialize in a specific trade and have found employment with many of the national firms that are charged with restoring this country’s greatest buildings. Finally, many grads have decided to go into business for themselves and have opened their own preservation-oriented construction firms.

Some students, upon completion of their studies at Belmont Technical College, choose to pursue other educational opportunities. The Building Preservation Technology Program has placed students in almost all undergraduate programs in historic preservation in the country, and many have gone on to pursue masters degrees in historic preservation and related fields.

Since Belmont Technical College is a commuter campus, students are responsible for finding their own housing while in attendance. Typically, apartments are available in the St. Clairsville/Barnesville vicinity or in historic Wheeling, WV. Many students have purchased properties and renovated them during their tenure at the College.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/12/07 at 5:57 am

Do you have money saved up for your retirement,I know it's way too early to tell yet.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/12/07 at 10:15 am


Do you have money saved up for your retirement,I know it's way too early to tell yet.



nope.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: karen on 03/12/07 at 10:52 am


Yeah, same here. Like I said earlier up in the thread, I also like city planning and stuff like maps or where things used to be. I'd love to research even just my own city or other places around the Bay Area to see how it grew over time and talk with, say longtime residents about it.

My interest in, say time travelling or even the decadeology stuff is honestly just a component to that type of thing.


Are you any good at writing?  There's a guy living locally who writes books on local history.  Some about about how various towns and villages have developed (including old photographs and maps) and some are on specific bits of history like a battle in the English Civil War that happened just down the road.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/12/07 at 10:56 am


Are you any good at writing?  There's a guy living locally who writes books on local history.  Some about about how various towns and villages have developed (including old photographs and maps) and some are on specific bits of history like a battle in the English Civil War that happened just down the road.



that sounds really interesting. I know personally, I would love to write a book regarding places of the past, etc....and include old pictures and such.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/12/07 at 3:49 pm



nope.


Well,you're still a young lady so you have long ways to go. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/12/07 at 10:19 pm


Well,you're still a young lady so you have long ways to go. ;)



sometimes I don't feel so young. :-\\

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/13/07 at 3:18 am


Are you any good at writing?  There's a guy living locally who writes books on local history.  Some about about how various towns and villages have developed (including old photographs and maps) and some are on specific bits of history like a battle in the English Civil War that happened just down the road.


While I enjoy it, I wouldn't say I'm that good, at least not above average, lol. I've done a little of a few things over time, from songs to comedy routines, as well as something called FanFiction that I've posted online before. This is basically fan-written sequels or otherwise continuations of existing movies, TV shows, etc.

Yeah, local history is always kinda cool to learn about since it feels "personal", in a Back To the Future sense. There's this book about this highway (and its surrounding area) that goes from the Bay Area to Santa Cruz. It was written in 1991, but isn't much outdated even now.



sometimes I don't feel so young. :-\\


Oh, 30 is pretty young, especially for today. If it's any consolation, like I've said, you only look in the first half of your 20s, and could probably even pass for 17-19 if you really wanted to. From what I can gather on here, you seem like a fun person and all so I'm sure you don't act or appear old either. :)

But again, I do get where you're coming from. I felt at least old-school as early as Junior High just because I had lots of memories built up even then, or 'cause I liked '80s music and stuff like that. Once I graduated I started truly feeling old on more than a few occasions too, lol.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/13/07 at 6:19 am



sometimes I don't feel so young. :-\\


I'm 33 and I feel like 23 or 16 with all this optimism and energy.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/13/07 at 11:51 am

Sometimes (physically)...I can feel myself getting older....getting more pains here and there....noticing a few more gray hairs..stuff like that. Thank God for hair color! :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/13/07 at 12:05 pm


Sometimes (physically)...I can feel myself getting older....getting more pains here and there....noticing a few more gray hairs..stuff like that. Thank God for hair color! :D


Well Erin being 33,I'm starting to get bits and pieces of gray hair but it's not really that visible.Both are on the sides of my head.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/13/07 at 12:46 pm


Well Erin being 33,I'm starting to get bits and pieces of gray hair but it's not really that visible.Both are on the sides of my head.



I always color mine...I don't want any gray hairs visible! :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/13/07 at 1:15 pm



I always color mine...I don't want any gray hairs visible! :D


Of course you don't. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/13/07 at 10:25 pm

I've heard actually, of lots of people getting greying hairs younger now. Although my grandpa on my mom's side got it when he was, like 19 apparently. I hope it's not too genetic. ;D

Speaking of that, I've been dying it sorta bleach blonde for a few years now. I think it looks better personally, even though it's naturally black/very dark brown.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/13/07 at 10:28 pm


I've heard actually, of lots of people getting greying hairs younger now. Although my grandpa on my mom's side got it when he was, like 19 apparently. I hope it's not too genetic. ;D

Speaking of that, I've been dying it sorta bleach blonde for a few years now. I think it looks better personally, even though it's naturally black/very dark brown.



ya, so when are we gonna see a picture of your new hairdo, mister? LOL! :D ;D  You are brave...I don't think I could color mine that light...I've never been a blond. My natural hair color (when I was younger) was chestnut brown...then as I got older...it got darker....very dark brown. I have gotten lighter highlights in it...but I look better with dark hair.  Hahaha..one time when I first met Chris...we decided to color his hair (his natural color is like a strawberry blondish color)....so I got this auburn color...and it turned out looking like Ronald McDonald...needless to say, he wore a hat a lot (he does anyway)!!! ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/13/07 at 10:42 pm



ya, so when are we gonna see a picture of your new hairdo, mister? LOL! :D ;D  You are brave...I don't think I could color mine that light...I've never been a blond. My natural hair color (when I was younger) was chestnut brown...then as I got older...it got darker....very dark brown. I have gotten lighter highlights in it...but I look better with dark hair.  Hahaha..one time when I first met Chris...we decided to color his hair (his natural color is like a strawberry blondish color)....so I got this auburn color...and it turned out looking like Ronald McDonald...needless to say, he wore a hat a lot (he does anyway)!!! ;D


Yeah, lots of people's hair seems to darken after they were kids. Mine was also sorta reddish brown growing up, then it got almost black-esque brown once I was like 14 - which has been its "natural" color ever since. I can't imagine Chris (based on what I've seen) looking like Ronald McDonald, but it sounds like he was a good sport about it. ;D

Yeah, I think darker hair is a better look for you, although I'm sure the grey streaks wouldn't make much of a difference.

BTW, I've been so busy this week that I've forgotten to take the camera with me, aside from being picky anyway. But hey, I'll definitely take/post some new ones within a week or so.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/13/07 at 10:47 pm


Yeah, lots of people's hair seems to darken after they were kids. Mine was also sorta reddish brown growing up, then it got almost black-esque brown once I was like 14 - which has been its "natural" color ever since. I can't imagine Chris (based on what I've seen) looking like Ronald McDonald, but it sounds like he was a good sport about it. ;D

Yeah, I think darker hair is a better look for you, although I'm sure the grey streaks wouldn't make much of a difference.

BTW, I've been so busy this week that I've forgotten to take the camera with me, aside from being picky anyway. But hey, I'll definitely take/post some new ones within a week or so.



Oh, I'd never let any gray show...ever! I don't really have that much anyway...just a few strands here and there....but my nice hair color takes care of that..thanks goodness! :)

Ya, Chris was a pretty good sport...it was just WAY to red for his face, etc.  One time when he was younger, he colored his hair black...can you even imagine that? I mean, he has a very fair complexion...and he has freckles galore...hahaahah...I'm glad I didn't have to see that mess! ;D :D

Oh, I understand (regarding the picture thing)...I'm just messing with ya! ;) I haven't posted a very new one of myself in quite awhile either...I can never find one that I am totally happy with.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/13/07 at 10:54 pm



Oh, I'd never let any gray show...ever! I don't really have that much anyway...just a few strands here and there....but my nice hair color takes care of that..thanks goodness! :)

Ya, Chris was a pretty good sport...it was just WAY to red for his face, etc.  One time when he was younger, he colored his hair black...can you even imagine that? I mean, he has a very fair complexion...and he has freckles galore...hahaahah...I'm glad I didn't have to see that mess! ;D :D

Oh, I understand (regarding the picture thing)...I'm just messing with ya! ;) I haven't posted a very new one of myself in quite awhile either...I can never find one that I am totally happy with.


Yeah I knew you were just being good-natured about it. ;)

I think dying from dark to light is easier than the reverse. I imagine he looked a little gothic with dark hair, lol.

BTW, even if you did let a few gray hairs show, I bet people would think it was blonde highlights. Quite a few times I've thought that about people too.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/13/07 at 10:59 pm


Yeah I knew you were just being good-natured about it. ;)

I think dying from dark to light is easier than the reverse. I imagine he looked a little gothic with dark hair, lol.

BTW, even if you did let a few gray hairs show, I bet people would think it was blonde highlights. Quite a few times I've thought that about people too.



Ya, it wasn't very noticeable (mainly because I have very curly hair)...I mean, even my hairdresser didn't see it...but of course I did..I notice everything! LOL!

I have to get my hair cut/trimmed soon though....I usually get long layers put in, so that the curl is healthy looking and lays well.....my hair grows SO fast..it's crazy.

hahaa..here's a funny story about my hair. When I was in jr. high...all of us girls colored our hair, etc....I was to the point where I got sick of curly hair and I got the idea to chemically straighten it. I bought the solution and put it on my hair...and my scalp had an allergic reaction to it...and it literally burnt my head...it was SO horrible at the time..it hurt very much. I can look back and laugh now though. I remember this one kid whom I was friends with in Jr. high started calling me, "Kentucky Fried Head" when he heard about what had happened to me! I am such a dork! :D ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/13/07 at 11:05 pm



Ya, it wasn't very noticeable (mainly because I have very curly hair)...I mean, even my hairdresser didn't see it...but of course I did..I notice everything! LOL!

I have to get my hair cut/trimmed soon though....I usually get long layers put in, so that the curl is healthy looking and lays well.....my hair grows SO fast..it's crazy.

hahaa..here's a funny story about my hair. When I was in jr. high...all of us girls colored our hair, etc....I was to the point where I got sick of curly hair and I got the idea to chemically straighten it. I bought the solution and put it on my hair...and my scalp had an allergic reaction to it...and it literally burnt my head...it was SO horrible at the time..it hurt very much. I can look back and laugh now though. I remember this one kid whom I was friends with in Jr. high started calling me, "Kentucky Fried Head" when he heard about what had happened to me! I am such a dork! :D ;D


Me too, especially because I analyze/nitpick everything, so I'll probably notice stuff most people would pass over without thinking about it. Then again, we also are our own harshest crtitic, so that's part of the reason too.

My hair is curly too and looks like Frankenstein in the morning when I have it long, lol. So I've kept it really short, sometimes even at buzzcut level since maybe 17-18. Ouch, yeah, some of those chemicals can be harmful, good thing that didn't cause anything permanent with you. I've had some experiences like that, and when it's actually happening, it's hard not to be horrifyed or p*ssed at the people teasing you. But it's always funny later on.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/13/07 at 11:07 pm


Me too, especially because I analyze/nitpick everything, so I'll probably notice stuff most people would pass over without thinking about it. Then again, we also are our own harshest crtitic, so that's part of the reason too.

My hair is curly too and looks like Frankenstein in the morning when I have it long, lol. So I've kept it really short, sometimes even at buzzcut level since maybe 17-18. Ouch, yeah, some of those chemicals can be harmful, good thing that didn't cause anything permanent with you. I've had some experiences like that, and when it's actually happening, it's hard not to be horrifyed or p*ssed at the people teasing you. But it's always funny later on.



how long have you let your hair grow?  My hair has been as long as down past the middle of my back. Who did you inherit your curly hair from?  Nobody in my family has as curly hair as I do (well, I have a cousin that has pretty curly hair..he's a guy).  The funny thing is that my hair was completely straight until I hit puberty...then it just started getting very curly on its own. :o

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/14/07 at 7:44 am



how long have you let your hair grow?  My hair has been as long as down past the middle of my back. Who did you inherit your curly hair from?  Nobody in my family has as curly hair as I do (well, I have a cousin that has pretty curly hair..he's a guy).  The funny thing is that my hair was completely straight until I hit puberty...then it just started getting very curly on its own. :o


Actually it's pretty much the same thing in my case. My parents both have pretty straight/normal hair, and so do my cousins and Uncles, Aunts, etc from the best of my memory. It has always been kinda that way, but I'd say it also got wilder/curlier after my kid years. When I was 14 and got deep into puberty and I remember suddenly having to take an extra few minutes in the morning just to make it stay down - for keeping it in a certain style all day, forget it. ;D

Probably it was at its longest when I was like 6 or 7. I had lots of bangs too (then again, everybody had big frizzy hair circa 1988, so I fit right in actually, lol). I remember lots of people mistaking me for a girl because of this, which I hated. ;) I used to be kinda lazy about going to a barber, which is why I suppose I waited until high school to get it relatively short.

When did you have your super long hair (I can't quite picture the '80s hairband-esque style on you, lol)?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/14/07 at 10:57 am


Actually it's pretty much the same thing in my case. My parents both have pretty straight/normal hair, and so do my cousins and Uncles, Aunts, etc from the best of my memory. It has always been kinda that way, but I'd say it also got wilder/curlier after my kid years. When I was 14 and got deep into puberty and I remember suddenly having to take an extra few minutes in the morning just to make it stay down - for keeping it in a certain style all day, forget it. ;D

Probably it was at its longest when I was like 6 or 7. I had lots of bangs too (then again, everybody had big frizzy hair circa 1988, so I fit right in actually, lol). I remember lots of people mistaking me for a girl because of this, which I hated. ;) I used to be kinda lazy about going to a barber, which is why I suppose I waited until high school to get it relatively short.

When did you have your super long hair (I can't quite picture the '80s hairband-esque style on you, lol)?



My hair was the longest around 1999 or so....I didn't have the big 80's bangs though...it was basically one length...*goes to search for a picture*.....

if you notice on this picture...it's pretty long (but it got even longer than that)...this pic was taken around 1998 or so.
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9556/erin90s001wm9.jpg


And here's one of me when I was young...notice how light and STRAIGHT my hair was!!
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3686/familypictures015ag9.jpg



Oh, and BTW, here's that picture that I was telling you about (meeting that girl Gina and her sis at the beach...I'm the one waving on the right)
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3311/80spics003at2.jpg

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/14/07 at 4:07 pm

I just caught those pics of you, and I just got this total SCA vision in my head.

You would make a killer Magyar/Slavic-type.
Slap some true Bohemian clothing on you, teach you some fireside dancing, and you'd be set!

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/14/07 at 4:39 pm



My hair was the longest around 1999 or so....I didn't have the big 80's bangs though...it was basically one length...*goes to search for a picture*.....

if you notice on this picture...it's pretty long (but it got even longer than that)...this pic was taken around 1998 or so.
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9556/erin90s001wm9.jpg


And here's one of me when I was young...notice how light and STRAIGHT my hair was!!
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3686/familypictures015ag9.jpg



Oh, and BTW, here's that picture that I was telling you about (meeting that girl Gina and her sis at the beach...I'm the one waving on the right)
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3311/80spics003at2.jpg


YOWZA! You remind me of Julia Louis Dreyfus. :o ;) The similarity looks quite uncanny.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 03/14/07 at 10:36 pm


YOWZA! You remind me of Julia Louis Dreyfus. :o ;) The similarity looks quite uncanny.


... XD She doesn't look THAT much like her.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/14/07 at 10:37 pm


I just caught those pics of you, and I just got this total SCA vision in my head.

You would make a killer Magyar/Slavic-type.
Slap some true Bohemian clothing on you, teach you some fireside dancing, and you'd be set!



wow...that's kind of sexy! :D



YOWZA! You remind me of Julia Louis Dreyfus. :o ;) The similarity looks quite uncanny.



hehee...thanks Howard...I wish I was still that skinny...I'm a "bit" more voluptuous now. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/14/07 at 10:38 pm


... XD She doesn't look THAT much like her.



I still hear that I look more like Ricki Lake. Just the other day some lady was going through my checkout line and she looks at me and goes, "Oh my gosh...you look and sound just like....."....and I finished her sentence, "RICKI LAKE?" ;D  She's like...."yes...you even sound just like her!" :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/14/07 at 10:40 pm


I still hear that I look more like Ricki Lake. Just the other day some lady was going through my checkout line and she looks at me and goes, "Oh my gosh...you look and sound just like....."....and I finished her sentence, "RICKI LAKE?" ;D  She's like...."yes...you even sound just like her!" :D


You look nothing like Ricki Lake.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/14/07 at 10:41 pm


You look nothing like Ricki Lake.




I get it ALL the time. Maybe since I've put on some weight...I dunno. I can see it sometimes in certain pictures of myself...other times, I don't see it.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/14/07 at 10:42 pm

No offense, but I honestly think my idea's better.

Chris would probably agree with me.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/14/07 at 10:44 pm


No offense, but I honestly think my idea's better.

Chris would probably agree with me.



Ok so...what would my outfit look like, if I were to do this?  Would it be a typical medieval type outfit...or more earthy/hippie-ish?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/15/07 at 3:45 am


Ok so...what would my outfit look like, if I were to do this?  Would it be a typical medieval type outfit...or more earthy/hippie-ish?


Well, the Magyar & Slavic women wore very flowing, full skirts.
Blouses were generally off the shoulder, and usually under a type of bodice, to enhance the bust.
(Probably what is called an "Oh-My-Goddess Bodice")

Footwear was usually sandals or lflat shoes.
Headkerchiefs or colorful bandannas were very "in".
Think kind of along the lines of what a Gypsy woman might wear, without the paisley, and you have a good idea.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/15/07 at 4:01 am



My hair was the longest around 1999 or so....I didn't have the big 80's bangs though...it was basically one length...*goes to search for a picture*.....

if you notice on this picture...it's pretty long (but it got even longer than that)...this pic was taken around 1998 or so.
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9556/erin90s001wm9.jpg


And here's one of me when I was young...notice how light and STRAIGHT my hair was!!
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3686/familypictures015ag9.jpg



Oh, and BTW, here's that picture that I was telling you about (meeting that girl Gina and her sis at the beach...I'm the one waving on the right)
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3311/80spics003at2.jpg


Wow those are great, you guys looked like you were having a great time at the beach. Ironically, I recognized you from your childhood pictures first. I like the long haired pic though, you're really cute there too.



I still hear that I look more like Ricki Lake. Just the other day some lady was going through my checkout line and she looks at me and goes, "Oh my gosh...you look and sound just like....."....and I finished her sentence, "RICKI LAKE?" ;D  She's like...."yes...you even sound just like her!" :D


That's so funny. Not the Ricki Lake thing per se, but the occurance in general because, no joke, I also had a couple at work tonight who told me they thought I slightly looked like that Blake guy from American Idol. We both got a celeb comparison in the same night. :D

I bet the woman was surprised when you finished her sentence, lol. I know you've said quite a few people have made the Ricki comparison before. I can sorta see where people are coming from (do you ever say "Honey, drop that zero and get yourself a hero"? ;D ), and I'd say it's a compliment. I always thought she was hawt (that's actually part of the reason I started watching her show, lol - and this was before I got into Maury, Jerry, etc). ;)

P.S. Out of all the celebrity comparisons, I'd say you're closest to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, just younger looking.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/15/07 at 6:17 am



wow...that's kind of sexy! :D



hehee...thanks Howard...I wish I was still that skinny...I'm a "bit" more voluptuous now. ;)


It must be the face and the smile. ;)

http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/TV/9907/15/pinocchio/julia.louis.dreyfus.jpg

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/15/07 at 1:22 pm


Well, the Magyar & Slavic women wore very flowing, full skirts.
Blouses were generally off the shoulder, and usually under a type of bodice, to enhance the bust.
(Probably what is called an "Oh-My-Goddess Bodice")

Footwear was usually sandals or lflat shoes.
Headkerchiefs or colorful bandannas were very "in".
Think kind of along the lines of what a Gypsy woman might wear, without the paisley, and you have a good idea.



that sounds pretty luscious! ;)



Wow those are great, you guys looked like you were having a great time at the beach. Ironically, I recognized you from your childhood pictures first. I like the long haired pic though, you're really cute there too.

That's so funny. Not the Ricki Lake thing per se, but the occurance in general because, no joke, I also had a couple at work tonight who told me they thought I slightly looked like that Blake guy from American Idol. We both got a celeb comparison in the same night. :D

I bet the woman was surprised when you finished her sentence, lol. I know you've said quite a few people have made the Ricki comparison before. I can sorta see where people are coming from (do you ever say "Honey, drop that zero and get yourself a hero"? ;D ), and I'd say it's a compliment. I always thought she was hawt (that's actually part of the reason I started watching her show, lol - and this was before I got into Maury, Jerry, etc). ;)

P.S. Out of all the celebrity comparisons, I'd say you're closest to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, just younger looking.



hahaha..I totally forgot about Ricki saying that line about dropping the zero...that's TOO funny!  I've been told I look like Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and also Janeane Garafalo, and Kathy Najimy.  Yes, I think Ricki Lake is attractive too....especially with longer hair, I didn't like her short hair days.  So do you think you resemble any other famous person?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/15/07 at 1:33 pm



hahaha..I totally forgot about Ricki saying that line about dropping the zero...that's TOO funny!  I've been told I look like Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and also Janeane Garafalo, and Kathy Najimy.  Yes, I think Ricki Lake is attractive too....especially with longer hair, I didn't like her short hair days.  So do you think you resemble any other famous person?


Oh man, now I've ireally got to hurry up and take a few pics so I can see everyone's opinion. I've heard a few over the years, although none are really consistant, lol. I can't remember all of them, but when I still had super dark hair, somebody once said I kinda looked like a young Dan Marino. Then I've also heard people say I have a semi new wavey look, a video game nerd, or a surfer dude (all have some truth to them, probably). ;D

Ironically, angles and lighting affect my look quite a bit, so that's probably why I've gotten all these different responses.

Yeah, Ricki's longer hair looked better too, I agree. She looks pretty much the same now as she did circa 1995 in terms of age, but the shorter hair doesn't suit her that well, imo.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/15/07 at 1:36 pm


Oh man, now I've ireally got to hurry up and take a few pics so I can see everyone's opinion. I've heard a few over the years, although none are really consistant, lol. I can't remember all of them, but when I still had super dark hair, somebody once said I kinda looked like a young Dan Marino. Then I've also heard people say I have a semi new wavey look, a video game nerd, or a surfer dude (all have some truth to them, probably). ;D

Ironically, angles and lighting affect my look quite a bit, so that's probably why I've gotten all these different responses.

Yeah, Ricki's longer hair looked better too, I agree. She looks pretty much the same now as she did circa 1995 in terms of age, but the shorter hair doesn't suit her that well, imo.



Ya, I've only seen a few pictures of you...but they were kind of far away...I couldn't really tell what you looked like....but I do remember you having wavy hair on one of them.  I can't even go back and look, beings that the old "show us what you look like" thread was accidentally deleted. :D  I know what you mean about the lighting, etc. affecting the look....I am that way too. Sometimes I will look at a picture of myself and be like, "is that really me?" ;D  I just hate random pictures. Everytime my sister takes a random picture of me...I make her delete it!  I am the type of person that would rather be taking the pictures, instead of having the pictures taken of me.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/15/07 at 1:59 pm

When would you plan on visiting the city?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/15/07 at 2:00 pm



Ya, I've only seen a few pictures of you...but they were kind of far away...I couldn't really tell what you looked like....but I do remember you having wavy hair on one of them.  I can't even go back and look, beings that the old "show us what you look like" thread was accidentally deleted. :D  I know what you mean about the lighting, etc. affecting the look....I am that way too. Sometimes I will look at a picture of myself and be like, "is that really me?" ;D  I just hate random pictures. Everytime my sister takes a random picture of me...I make her delete it!  I am the type of person that would rather be taking the pictures, instead of having the pictures taken of me.


Yeah same here, that's why I hated trying to do a self-shot with a Polaroid, since you only had 10 tries to get it right. ;D Like you, this is why I got worried when everyone first had a cameraphone, 'cause I knew they could potentially be taking lousy pics and I wouldn't even know it, lol. I also don't so much care about those, as long as they get deleted and nobody else gets the chance to run across it.

I tend to drive people crazy too, 'cause I'm always "preparing" and posing when they're taking one. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/15/07 at 2:03 pm


When would you plan on visiting the city?



oh, I don't know Howard...I don't have any plans anytime soon. This summer we are taking Vaughn to Hershey, Pa for a few days....and then next summer, I think we are gonna go to Wildwood, NJ....so, I'm not really sure.




Yeah same here, that's why I hated trying to do a self-shot with a Polaroid, since you only had 10 tries to get it right. ;D Like you, this is why I got worried when everyone first had a cameraphone, 'cause I knew they could potentially be taking lousy pics and I wouldn't even know it, lol. I also don't so much care about those, as long as they get deleted and nobody else gets the chance to run across it.

I tend to drive people crazy too, 'cause I'm always "preparing" and posing when they're taking one. ;)


Ya, that's one thing I am glad has advanced (with the digital cameras and all)...it is so easy now to delete the picture if it isn't up to par! ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/15/07 at 2:05 pm



oh, I don't know Howard...I don't have any plans anytime soon. This summer we are taking Vaughn to Hershey, Pa for a few days....and then next summer, I think we are gonna go to Wildwood, NJ....so, I'm not really sure.



Ya, that's one thing I am glad has advanced (with the digital cameras and all)...it is so easy now to delete the picture if it isn't up to par! ;D


That's Ok Erin,no rush,take your time.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/15/07 at 2:07 pm


That's Ok Erin,no rush,take your time.


I don't think rushing will be a problem, since with the timeline she gave, that's at least a year from now. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/15/07 at 2:09 pm


I don't think rushing will be a problem, since with the timeline she gave, that's at least a year from now. :)


Well,We'll work things out.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/15/07 at 10:21 pm


I don't think rushing will be a problem, since with the timeline she gave, that's at least a year from now. :)




ya know...I'd really love to come to Cali...there's SO many of you great people that live out that way...I'd love to meet you all!

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/15/07 at 11:29 pm

Hmmmm....

Erin Comes To Cali...

"Come to Ca-li! It's your birth-day!
Catch the par-tay! See the Hawk-man!"

*dancing like Verne Troyer in the 'Geico' commercial*

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/15/07 at 11:39 pm


Hmmmm....

Erin Comes To Cali...

"Come to Ca-li! It's your birth-day!
Catch the par-tay! See the Hawk-man!"

*dancing like Verne Troyer in the 'Geico' commercial*



you're too funny, Wayne! :D ;D

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/16/07 at 3:49 am


you're too funny, Wayne! :D ;D


You should see my impressions, if you think THAT was funny.
.....Or is it what I look like, without that cuppa in the morning?

I always get those confused!

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/16/07 at 6:06 am




ya know...I'd really love to come to Cali...there's SO many of you great people that live out that way...I'd love to meet you all!


The feeling's mutual of course (and obviously, you know I'd show you guys all the Goodwills around here too).:)

Have you ever been to the West Coast before? (I think this or something else geography related might've been mentioned earlier on, but it's kinda lost in the 30+ pages, lol.)

One thing about California that I find interesting is how much variety its got. I mean, most states are relatively small in area, or at least have a similar "feel" to them (i.e. terrain, atmosphere, weather), but for instance, whenever I've been to the L.A. area, it's like travelling somewhere else, if you know what I mean. Even Florida basically has a sea level elevation everywhere.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/16/07 at 6:09 am




ya know...I'd really love to come to Cali...there's SO many of you great people that live out that way...I'd love to meet you all!


Come To New York first,I'll pay for your trip. ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/16/07 at 10:03 am


You should see my impressions, if you think THAT was funny.
.....Or is it what I look like, without that cuppa in the morning?

I always get those confused!



nah, you are just a funny..and down to earth guy! :)



The feeling's mutual of course (and obviously, you know I'd show you guys all the Goodwills around here too).:)

Have you ever been to the West Coast before? (I think this or something else geography related might've been mentioned earlier on, but it's kinda lost in the 30+ pages, lol.)

One thing about California that I find interesting is how much variety its got. I mean, most states are relatively small in area, or at least have a similar "feel" to them (i.e. terrain, atmosphere, weather), but for instance, whenever I've been to the L.A. area, it's like travelling somewhere else, if you know what I mean. Even Florida basically has a sea level elevation everywhere.


Nope, I've never even been close to being to the west coast.  I really want to travel across the US...there are so many areas that I have yet to see.  Have you ever been out east?  Pennsylvania is a nice state to live in...we have all 4 seasons...and it's just beautiful driving through the Laurel Mountains in the fall...all of the colorful leaves and scenery. There are a lot of outdoors things to do (hiking, white water rafting, biking, etc)...it's very scenic.  I love going for drives in our area on weekends. There are a lot of neat little antique shops throughout the area, within each town.  I have lived in Pa (in the same vicinity) all of my life...I think if I did end up moving away to another state..I would miss Pa horribly. ;D


Come To New York first,I'll pay for your trip. ;D


well...in that case, I'm packing my bags!! :D ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 03/16/07 at 11:22 am

I used to think we have four seasons, until our summer expanded to the entire year, give or take a month last year...

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Written By: Howard on 03/16/07 at 2:00 pm



nah, you are just a funny..and down to earth guy! :)


Nope, I've never even been close to being to the west coast.  I really want to travel across the US...there are so many areas that I have yet to see.  Have you ever been out east?  Pennsylvania is a nice state to live in...we have all 4 seasons...and it's just beautiful driving through the Laurel Mountains in the fall...all of the colorful leaves and scenery. There are a lot of outdoors things to do (hiking, white water rafting, biking, etc)...it's very scenic.  I love going for drives in our area on weekends. There are a lot of neat little antique shops throughout the area, within each town.  I have lived in Pa (in the same vicinity) all of my life...I think if I did end up moving away to another state..I would miss Pa horribly. ;D

well...in that case, I'm packing my bags!! :D ;D


I wouldn't want you to come now,At least wait till the snow melts.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/16/07 at 7:52 pm


I wouldn't want you to come now,At least wait till the snow melts.



ew...ya...there's nothing worse than dirty snow.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/16/07 at 10:58 pm


Nope, I've never even been close to being to the west coast.  I really want to travel across the US...there are so many areas that I have yet to see.  Have you ever been out east?  Pennsylvania is a nice state to live in...we have all 4 seasons...and it's just beautiful driving through the Laurel Mountains in the fall...all of the colorful leaves and scenery. There are a lot of outdoors things to do (hiking, white water rafting, biking, etc)...it's very scenic.  I love going for drives in our area on weekends. There are a lot of neat little antique shops throughout the area, within each town.  I have lived in Pa (in the same vicinity) all of my life...I think if I did end up moving away to another state..I would miss Pa horribly. ;D


I can relate since I'm sorta tied to the Bay Area and Northern California myself. Like you, I know leaving here wouldn't be easy for me either (especially since I tend to be a settler and get attached to things early on), but I'm sure it'll probably happen someday.

Actually no, the New England-esque area is the one US region I really haven't been around myself (although my dad is from Philadelphia actually, and I have some distant relatives over there). The closest would probably be Florida (which is technically East, but way in the south, lol).

Yeah, from what I've seen, the northeast seems to be very picturesque with scenery, especially in the Fall. One interesting thing to me about it, is your area is generally "older" than California is (you were part of the Original 13 states!).

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/17/07 at 12:40 am


I can relate since I'm sorta tied to the Bay Area and Northern California myself. Like you, I know leaving here wouldn't be easy for me either (especially since I tend to be a settler and get attached to things early on), but I'm sure it'll probably happen someday.

Actually no, the New England-esque area is the one US region I really haven't been around myself (although my dad is from Philadelphia actually, and I have some distant relatives over there). The closest would probably be Florida (which is technically East, but way in the south, lol).

Yeah, from what I've seen, the northeast seems to be very picturesque with scenery, especially in the Fall. One interesting thing to me about it, is your area is generally "older" than California is (you were part of the Original 13 states!).



way cool! If you ever venture to Philly....let me know, we'll have to have a mini-meeting! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/17/07 at 8:55 am



ew...ya...there's nothing worse than dirty snow.


Well,New York just got dumped on last night with about 2-4 inches of sleet,rain and ice so now everything is almost turned hard and frozen so It's best to plan things out during the Summer.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/17/07 at 10:07 pm


Well,New York just got dumped on last night with about 2-4 inches of sleet,rain and ice so now everything is almost turned hard and frozen  so It's best to plan things out during the Summer.



ya, the same thing happened here in Pa.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/18/07 at 4:19 am

Do you like 94 degree weather, and wine tasing?

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Written By: Howard on 03/18/07 at 6:37 am

Which season do you like the most?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/18/07 at 12:39 pm


Do you like 94 degree weather, and wine tasing?



not especially...but now since we have central air (in our current house)...it makes hot weather not that bad! ;)  Wine tasting..hmm...I've only done it once when I was in Canada...I'm not a big wine drinker...I am more of an aficionado of rum! :D



Which season do you like the most?


fall is definitely my favorite season. I love the cool weather, the colorful leaves, Halloween....it's just, the best!

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Written By: Howard on 03/18/07 at 1:37 pm

What do you like worst about The Winter?

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/18/07 at 8:18 pm



way cool! If you ever venture to Philly....let me know, we'll have to have a mini-meeting! :)


Of course I will (I'm sure that'd be fun if it ever happened). :)



not especially...but now since we have central air (in our current house)...it makes hot weather not that bad! ;)  Wine tasting..hmm...I've only done it once when I was in Canada...I'm not a big wine drinker...I am more of an aficionado of rum! :D


fall is definitely my favorite season. I love the cool weather, the colorful leaves, Halloween....it's just, the best!


Me too. I've always half-joked that Northern California has no real Spring or Fall, 'cause it tends to go from rainy and cold, to a few weeks of on and off, then hot, lol. Then back again the reverse route in the Fall. So actually, right about now is my favorite time of year, probably since you can look forward to days getting longer (we also started Daylight Savings Time early this year, which I don't mind), then again around October.

I always look forward to Halloween too. Even though I stopped trick or treating at 11 (and even then, I kinda felt too old for it), the holidays themselves are fun.

Yeah, I'm not much into alcohol of any kind either, although I occasionally have some wine to help me go to sleep.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/18/07 at 8:28 pm


What do you like worst about The Winter?



the worst thing about the winter is when we have ice storms....I can handle snow here and there...but when it is ice on the roads, and it makes it impossible to drive...that's when I can't stand it.



Of course I will (I'm sure that'd be fun if it ever happened). :)

Me too. I've always half-joked that Northern California has no real Spring or Fall, 'cause it tends to go from rainy and cold, to a few weeks of on and off, then hot, lol. Then back again the reverse route in the Fall. So actually, right about now is my favorite time of year, probably since you can look forward to days getting longer (we also started Daylight Savings Time early this year, which I don't mind), then again around October.

I always look forward to Halloween too. Even though I stopped trick or treating at 11 (and even then, I kinda felt too old for it), the holidays themselves are fun.

Yeah, I'm not much into alcohol of any kind either, although I occasionally have some wine to help me go to sleep.



yes...Halloween is really fun. We live in a neighborhood with TONS of kids.....so we have to buy a TON of candy. This past Halloween, Chris had to run out 3 different times to buy more candy and stuff to hand out, because we got so many kids. It got to the point where we had to eventually turn out light out and shut the door...and our trick-or-treating is only for like 3 hours! :o

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/18/07 at 8:37 pm


yes...Halloween is really fun. We live in a neighborhood with TONS of kids.....so we have to buy a TON of candy. This past Halloween, Chris had to run out 3 different times to buy more candy and stuff to hand out, because we got so many kids. It got to the point where we had to eventually turn out light out and shut the door...and our trick-or-treating is only for like 3 hours! :o


That's a trip, lol. I wonder if it's because it's a smaller town, so there's less houses for the kids to frequent. One thing I used to love was when one of my parents drove me to some neighborhood a few blocks away (I was hoping I could get some more from them too). ;)

Oddly, since we've lived in this townhouse complex, we'll get maybe one or two trick or treaters per Halloween, and sometimes none. There's really not too many kids living in the complex I don't think, and I have no real idea what the TOT-ing atmosphere is like around here since I was already 14 and a half when I moved in (hard to believe I was 14 11 years ago back in 1996!). ;D

Do you and Chris ever dress up when handing candy out too? I used to like when the neighbors did that, it was like a little contest.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/18/07 at 8:41 pm


That's a trip, lol. I wonder if it's because it's a smaller town, so there's less houses for the kids to frequent. One thing I used to love was when one of my parents drove me to some neighborhood a few blocks away (I was hoping I could get some more from them too). ;)

Oddly, since we've lived in this townhouse complex, we'll get maybe one or two trick or treaters per Halloween, and sometimes none. There's really not too many kids living in the complex I don't think, and I have no real idea what the TOT-ing atmosphere is like around here since I was already 14 and a half when I moved in (hard to believe I was 14 11 years ago back in 1996!). ;D

Do you and Chris ever dress up when handing candy out too? I used to like when the neighbors did that, it was like a little contest.



We get kids from our own town...but I know that kids from the next few towns come here too...since their trick-or-treating is on different nights.  Nah, we don't usually dress up....usually Chris stays here and hands out candy, while I take Vaughn around to the houses (that is, when he cooperates and puts on his costume...he's very finicky).  This past year, after trick-or-treating...we went down to Pittsburgh to the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium...for their annual, "Zoo Boo". All the kids wore their costumes..and trick-or-treated though the zoo. There was a haunted house, a corn maze, a train ride, and then people were handing out candy throughout the path...it was a lot of fun!

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/18/07 at 8:56 pm



We get kids from our own town...but I know that kids from the next few towns come here too...since their trick-or-treating is on different nights.  Nah, we don't usually dress up....usually Chris stays here and hands out candy, while I take Vaughn around to the houses (that is, when he cooperates and puts on his costume...he's very finicky).  This past year, after trick-or-treating...we went down to Pittsburgh to the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium...for their annual, "Zoo Boo". All the kids wore their costumes..and trick-or-treated though the zoo. There was a haunted house, a corn maze, a train ride, and then people were handing out candy throughout the path...it was a lot of fun!


Oh that's cool, did you just start taking Vaughn out to T.O.T. this past year (I guess most kids do it from, like age 4-11)? I know my parents used to alternate with me, so one could stay at home part of the time, lol. That haunted house sounds like fun too, especially since it takes next to nothing to scare me. ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/18/07 at 9:15 pm


Oh that's cool, did you just start taking Vaughn out to T.O.T. this past year (I guess most kids do it from, like age 4-11)? I know my parents used to alternate with me, so one could stay at home part of the time, lol. That haunted house sounds like fun too, especially since it takes next to nothing to scare me. ;D



We have been taking Vaughn trick-or-treating since he was like a year old. His first costume was a pod of peas, his second was a bumble bee, his third was a big blue fuzzy monster, and his forth was Spiderman. :)

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/18/07 at 10:31 pm



We have been taking Vaughn trick-or-treating since he was like a year old. His first costume was a pod of peas, his second was a bumble bee, his third was a big blue fuzzy monster, and his forth was Spiderman. :)


That's cute, and the cool thing is, you could probably reuse his first couple ones (in bigger sizes, of course) years later. I'm guessing he only remembers stuff starting around 2 1/2 or 3.

I wonder if he'll be even more attached to trick or treating, since it was always a "part" of Halloween for him? In thinking about it, I don't think I started until I was 5-6, so even though I liked the candy (and I still like the dressup/watching scary movies/going to haunted places aspects), it was a little easier for me to give it up. Plus, I see people way, way older who do it now anyway.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/19/07 at 6:02 am

What do you dress up as on Halloween with Vaughn?

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/19/07 at 6:27 am

^From this post, she says:

We get kids from our own town...but I know that kids from the next few towns come here too...since their trick-or-treating is on different nights.  Nah, we don't usually dress up....usually Chris stays here and hands out candy, while I take Vaughn around to the houses (that is, when he cooperates and puts on his costume...he's very finicky).  This past year, after trick-or-treating...we went down to Pittsburgh to the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium...for their annual, "Zoo Boo". All the kids wore their costumes..and trick-or-treated though the zoo. There was a haunted house, a corn maze, a train ride, and then people were handing out candy throughout the path...it was a lot of fun!

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/19/07 at 9:25 am


That's cute, and the cool thing is, you could probably reuse his first couple ones (in bigger sizes, of course) years later. I'm guessing he only remembers stuff starting around 2 1/2 or 3.

I wonder if he'll be even more attached to trick or treating, since it was always a "part" of Halloween for him? In thinking about it, I don't think I started until I was 5-6, so even though I liked the candy (and I still like the dressup/watching scary movies/going to haunted places aspects), it was a little easier for me to give it up. Plus, I see people way, way older who do it now anyway.



When we were young, my mom would make all of our Halloween costumes. I think we still have a few of them.  One year, when I was around 7 or 8 years old, we had a Halloween party at our house.  We bobbed for apples, my mom made party sandwiches using Halloween cookie cutters, we had treats, played games, and had a parade around our neighborhood. My parents always made holidays special for us....it is a memory that I will always hold hear to me.


What do you dress up as on Halloween with Vaughn?



^From this post, she says:



yes..thanks for re-posting that. ;) To be honest, I can't remember the last time I dressed up..I think I was in maybe 9th grade or so.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/19/07 at 1:01 pm

Did you ever pull a prank on someone?
If so, dare you speak about it?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/19/07 at 1:04 pm


Did you ever pull a prank on someone?
If so, dare you speak about it?



Hmmm...I've never really been that much of a prankster....but there was this one time, on April Fool's Day, I was working at a bookstore. I had been working with a friend of mine, and he and I decided to play a trick on our other coworkers......so, we took every single pen in the store (that was behind the counter, and used by the employees) and took out the little ink tube from EVERY SINGLE PEN. When the time came where someone needed a pen to use.....there were none available, since we took the functioning part away from each pen.  :D ;D

BTW, this friend I am speaking of....I just invited him a few minutes ago to join inthe00s...so,I am hoping that he decides to...he's a cool guy! :) 8)

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/19/07 at 1:07 pm


Hmmm...I've never really been that much of a prankster....but there was this one time, on April Fool's Day, I was working at a bookstore. I had been working with a friend of mine, and he and I decided to play a trick on our other coworkers......so, we took every single pen in the store (that was behind the counter, and used by the employees) and took out the little ink tube from EVERY SINGLE PEN. When the time came where someone needed a pen to use.....there were none available, since we took the functioning part away from each pen.   :D ;D

BTW, this friend I am speaking of....I just invited him a few minutes ago to join inthe00s...so,I am hoping that he decides to...he's a cool guy! :) 8)


Remind me sometime to tell you about what I pulled on my HS English teacher, in my Junior year.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/19/07 at 4:02 pm

Do you like toilet humor sometimes?

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/19/07 at 4:28 pm


Do you like toilet humor sometimes?


Howard- if you're asking THAT question, you must like Al-B's avatar.
Erin, on the other hand, doesn't strike me that way.

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Written By: Howard on 03/19/07 at 5:00 pm


Howard- if you're asking THAT question, you must like Al-B's avatar.
Erin, on the other hand, doesn't strike me that way.


I must be. ;D

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/19/07 at 8:12 pm



When we were young, my mom would make all of our Halloween costumes. I think we still have a few of them.  One year, when I was around 7 or 8 years old, we had a Halloween party at our house.  We bobbed for apples, my mom made party sandwiches using Halloween cookie cutters, we had treats, played games, and had a parade around our neighborhood. My parents always made holidays special for us....it is a memory that I will always hold hear to me.


That seems like fun - I can of course, understand the sentimentality attached to it too. I think I've only tried bobbing for Apples once or twice. I wasn't very good, lol but it's the fun of it that counts. Other than a couple friends from school that I may have had over, it was usually just me and my parents, so I never had any hugely populated Halloween parties as a kid.



Hmmm...I've never really been that much of a prankster....but there was this one time, on April Fool's Day, I was working at a bookstore. I had been working with a friend of mine, and he and I decided to play a trick on our other coworkers......so, we took every single pen in the store (that was behind the counter, and used by the employees) and took out the little ink tube from EVERY SINGLE PEN. When the time came where someone needed a pen to use.....there were none available, since we took the functioning part away from each pen.   :D ;D

BTW, this friend I am speaking of....I just invited him a few minutes ago to join inthe00s...so,I am hoping that he decides to...he's a cool guy! :) 8)


I can easily imagine you doing that. ;D What did everybody say when they reached for a pen? I bet it was hard to mask smiling and giggling (it would be for me anyway). Yeah, I like April Fools' Day just for things like that. I can't recall any one standout thing I've done, it's usually just little stuff here and there.

P.S. That's cool about your friend perhaps giving this place a shot. I always sorta thought it would be fun to post with someone you knew in real life. Nobody I know knows I post here or at any other message board. If they saw, they'd probably think I was a total geek if they saw how I analyze stuff (then again they know it anyway from when we hang out). :D Although, since you and Beth have posted together on here, you're probably more used to it.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/19/07 at 10:46 pm


Howard- if you're asking THAT question, you must like Al-B's avatar.
Erin, on the other hand, doesn't strike me that way.


you are correct, Wayne...I don't normally like "potty humor" :D



I can easily imagine you doing that. ;D What did everybody say when they reached for a pen? I bet it was hard to mask smiling and giggling (it would be for me anyway). Yeah, I like April Fools' Day just for things like that. I can't recall any one standout thing I've done, it's usually just little stuff here and there.

P.S. That's cool about your friend perhaps giving this place a shot. I always sorta thought it would be fun to post with someone you knew in real life. Nobody I know knows I post here or at any other message board. If they saw, they'd probably think I was a total geek if they saw how I analyze stuff (then again they know it anyway from when we hang out). :D Although, since you and Beth have posted together on here, you're probably more used to it.



haha..it was really funny! They were like scrambling for a pen that worked...but none of them did. I was afraid that they would actually be mad, but I don't think they minded too much. ;)

Yes, I hope my friend joins here too. He's a cool guy, you'd like him. His name is DJ....its funny because he had posted a blog on his myspace about how he loves to watch infomercials, so I responded to it (since I am also a fan of infomercials)....and we were joking about it. Then he mentioned something about really wishing that there was a place where people liked to talk about stuff of that nature.....hahaha...*cue inthe00s push*....I told him all about the messageboard...and how addicting it is...so, I hope he decides to give it a try...he'll be hooked if he does.

I don't think you are a geek at all...although, I think that about myself a lot..so I see where you are coming from. I think you are such a cool person...the type that I could carry on a convo with for hours at a time! :)  I like to analyze things too...and it's not often that I can find people that like to do that as well....that's why I love to come here to this messageboard...there are so many people here that are similar to me...it's so cool! 8)

BTW, do you have a myspace page? Just wondering...I never heard you mention it before...so I didn't know if you had one or not.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/19/07 at 11:01 pm


haha..it was really funny! They were like scrambling for a pen that worked...but none of them did. I was afraid that they would actually be mad, but I don't think they minded too much. ;)

Yes, I hope my friend joins here too. He's a cool guy, you'd like him. His name is DJ....its funny because he had posted a blog on his myspace about how he loves to watch infomercials, so I responded to it (since I am also a fan of infomercials)....and we were joking about it. Then he mentioned something about really wishing that there was a place where people liked to talk about stuff of that nature.....hahaha...*cue inthe00s push*....I told him all about the messageboard...and how addicting it is...so, I hope he decides to give it a try...he'll be hooked if he does.

I don't think you are a geek at all...although, I think that about myself a lot..so I see where you are coming from. I think you are such a cool person...the type that I could carry on a convo with for hours at a time! :)  I like to analyze things too...and it's not often that I can find people that like to do that as well....that's why I love to come here to this messageboard...there are so many people here that are similar to me...it's so cool! 8)

BTW, do you have a myspace page? Just wondering...I never heard you mention it before...so I didn't know if you had one or not.


I wish I could come up with something as sweet as what's been boldfaced, but I guess I can just say the feeling's mutual. :)

Sounds cool, I'm sure this guy would enjoy it here too (he's even got the same name as a Full House character). 8)

Yeah, I'm self-depricating and exageratory on the geek thing, but thanks. Is the analyzation stuff really common with you? Like, I tend to nitpick and detailize everything. Not just the technical stuff like music and TV trends, or decades (this is more of a hobby I guess, because I've always paid attention to that), but more life things especially. Like I wonder what a certain person may have thought about me, or wondering where my life is gonna go, or the lives of others, etc.

Oh, I had a MySpace a couple years ago, but ended up deleting it since at the time, I didn't really see a need for it (this was before it really took off circa late 2005). Although I'll probably make a new one up one of these days - I definitely like looking for other people on there!

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/19/07 at 11:11 pm


I wish I could come up with something as sweet as what's been boldfaced, but I guess I can just say the feeling's mutual. :)

Sounds cool, I'm sure this guy would enjoy it here too (he's even got the same name as a Full House character). 8)

Yeah, I'm self-depricating and exageratory on the geek thing, but thanks. Is the analyzation stuff really common with you? Like, I tend to nitpick and detailize everything. Not just the technical stuff like music and TV trends, or decades (this is more of a hobby I guess, because I've always paid attention to that), but more life things especially. Like I wonder what a certain person may have thought about me, or wondering where my life is gonna go, or the lives of others, etc.

Oh, I had a MySpace a couple years ago, but ended up deleting it since at the time, I didn't really see a need for it (this was before it really took off circa late 2005). Although I'll probably make a new one up one of these days - I definitely like looking for other people on there!



As far as the analyzing stuff....I'm probably not as into it as you are...however, it depends on the subject.  When it comes to things about my childhood, I can talk about it (every little detail) forever. Also, when I am talking about things like defunct places, roadside attractions, etc...I love to find out every little detail regarding these things. There's nothing more I love than learning about the past.  Also, I suppose you could say that even in my regards to thrift shopping...I am very detail oriented. I have to go over the entire store and look at every little nook and cranny before I can leave there. It's funny because there's nobody around me that I can take with me...because they all end up getting tired and they are ready to leave much earlier than I ever am. Actually, the only person that loves going with me, and can usually withstand the hours that I spend there, is Vaughn....although I have to bribe him with a book or a toy.  :D ;D  I just get SO excited when I go to thrift stores....and I get really excited when I find something from my childhood...or something that I know will make decent money when I sell it on Ebay.

If you ever make a myspace let me know...I'll give you the link to mine! :) I think you would like it...it's very retro. 8)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/19/07 at 11:18 pm



As far as the analyzing stuff....I'm probably not as into it as you are...however, it depends on the subject.  When it comes to things about my childhood, I can talk about it (every little detail) forever. Also, when I am talking about things like defunct places, roadside attractions, etc...I love to find out every little detail regarding these things. There's nothing more I love than learning about the past.  Also, I suppose you could say that even in my regards to thrift shopping...I am very detail oriented. I have to go over the entire store and look at every little nook and cranny before I can leave there. It's funny because there's nobody around me that I can take with me...because they all end up getting tired and they are ready to leave much earlier than I ever am. Actually, the only person that loves going with me, and can usually withstand the hours that I spend there, is Vaughn....although I have to bribe him with a book or a toy.  :D ;D  I just get SO excited when I go to thrift stores....and I get really excited when I find something from my childhood...or something that I know will make decent money when I sell it on Ebay.

If you ever make a myspace let me know...I'll give you the link to mine! :) I think you would like it...it's very retro. 8)


I'm the same way, people hate going shopping with me ("C'mon man, I'm ready!" "Oh yeah, just another 5 minutes!" "Dude, you can come back later!"... ;D ), which is why I've learned the hard way to go alone now. I comb over everything, making sure I didn't miss some audiotape or a shirt I might like, etc.

One thing about details - I always liked to compare how something looked in the past to how it looks now. Or I remember back when we used to live in two-story, bigger houses, one thing as a kid I liked doing, was trying to figure out where a certain part on one floor "corralated" with what was upstairs or downstairs at that spot. Like, was my bedroom directly over the main entrance. Did you ever do that?

Yeah, the childhood stuff is a form of detailing, I'd say.

P.S. I just thought about this --- being that I like talk shows and all, I wonder what it would be like, hypothetically, if I hosted a show about retro stuff and Goodwill, and had you on as a guest. How long would that go for?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/19/07 at 11:28 pm


I'm the same way, people hate going shopping with me ("C'mon man, I'm ready!" "Oh yeah, just another 5 minutes!" "Dude, you can come back later!"... ;D ), which is why I've learned the hard way to go alone now. I comb over everything, making sure I didn't miss some audiotape or a shirt I might like, etc.

One thing about details - I always liked to compare how something looked in the past to how it looks now. Or I remember back when we used to live in two-story, bigger houses, one thing as a kid I liked doing, was trying to figure out where a certain part on one floor "corralated" with what was upstairs or downstairs at that spot. Like, was my bedroom directly over the main entrance. Did you ever do that?

Yeah, the childhood stuff is a form of detailing, I'd say.

P.S. I just thought about this --- being that I like talk shows and all, I wonder what it would be like, hypothetically, if I hosted a show about retro stuff and Goodwill, and had you on as a guest. How long would that go for?



I used to go all the time by myself (those were the days). I also love antique shops. There's this small town about 35 minutes from where I live...it's very very quaint, and they have oodles of antique shops and such. I used to take a day and mosey up there and just spend hours perusing these shops....it's actually very relaxing to me to do stuff like this.  Even when I go thrift shopping, I find it very calming. Now, when I am in a shopping mall, or Walmart....I am very tense, and am ready to leave the minute I enter the building...but with thrift shopping...I "make it my own" ;D  I don't like to be rushed when I am in there...and I hate when people are impatient with me. Chris has learned to let me go alone...because he gets WAY too antsy shopping there with me. ;D

Yes...I do that all the time regarding the old house that we grew up in. I try to think real hard and remember exactly where everything in the house way...every detail (the style and feel of the wallpaper, the smell of the attic, the old stove we used to have, the design of the chain-link fence surrounding the backyard, etc...etc..  I have always been very big on detail...and I tend to notice the small things in life. One example of this would be one winter...I was wearing a bright red coat..and it was snowing very hard. All of a sudden I looked down on my sleeve and noticed that there were snowflakes all over it. When I examined them closer, I could NOT believe how detailed each little snowflake was....it was like each one of them was an original piece of art...I was very impressed. Those are the kinds of things that make me smile in a day.

Oh man, regarding the idea of the talk show....I believe that we would need hours to discuss all of the topics of interest. I'm afraid that the studio audience would end up having to camp out overnight, at the idea of me being a guest on the show, talking about what interests me!! :D ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/20/07 at 12:37 am



I used to go all the time by myself (those were the days). I also love antique shops. There's this small town about 35 minutes from where I live...it's very very quaint, and they have oodles of antique shops and such. I used to take a day and mosey up there and just spend hours perusing these shops....it's actually very relaxing to me to do stuff like this.  Even when I go thrift shopping, I find it very calming. Now, when I am in a shopping mall, or Walmart....I am very tense, and am ready to leave the minute I enter the building...but with thrift shopping...I "make it my own" ;D  I don't like to be rushed when I am in there...and I hate when people are impatient with me. Chris has learned to let me go alone...because he gets WAY too antsy shopping there with me. ;D

Yes...I do that all the time regarding the old house that we grew up in. I try to think real hard and remember exactly where everything in the house way...every detail (the style and feel of the wallpaper, the smell of the attic, the old stove we used to have, the design of the chain-link fence surrounding the backyard, etc...etc..  I have always been very big on detail...and I tend to notice the small things in life. One example of this would be one winter...I was wearing a bright red coat..and it was snowing very hard. All of a sudden I looked down on my sleeve and noticed that there were snowflakes all over it. When I examined them closer, I could NOT believe how detailed each little snowflake was....it was like each one of them was an original piece of art...I was very impressed. Those are the kinds of things that make me smile in a day.

Oh man, regarding the idea of the talk show....I believe that we would need hours to discuss all of the topics of interest. I'm afraid that the studio audience would end up having to camp out overnight, at the idea of me being a guest on the show, talking about what interests me!! :D ;D


Maybe if I ever get one, that could be like my trademark. I could rival Jerry and his Final Thought - at the end of each show, I could talk about what I got at the thrift shop last week, lol! But yeah, I'd imagine the audience would start leaving after the first couple hours. ;D

Yeah, I hate going to WalMart or malls sometimes, not because of the atmosphere, but it's hard to look in peace with the immense crowding. I also find shopping relaxing, so I really know what you mean. I guess it's not so much the activity in general, but more about what we like.

I could see myself doing that with the snowflakes too. It's amazing how, just like people really, there's probably 50 billion snowflakes, but none are shaped the exact same way.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/20/07 at 10:52 pm


Maybe if I ever get one, that could be like my trademark. I could rival Jerry and his Final Thought - at the end of each show, I could talk about what I got at the thrift shop last week, lol! But yeah, I'd imagine the audience would start leaving after the first couple hours. ;D

Yeah, I hate going to WalMart or malls sometimes, not because of the atmosphere, but it's hard to look in peace with the immense crowding. I also find shopping relaxing, so I really know what you mean. I guess it's not so much the activity in general, but more about what we like.

I could see myself doing that with the snowflakes too. It's amazing how, just like people really, there's probably 50 billion snowflakes, but none are shaped the exact same way.



I know this is totally off subject...but I know you told me a long time ago that your name is Jesse....how do you spell it? Jesse? Jessie?  It's strange thinking of you as that name....everybody calls you Marty! :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 03/20/07 at 10:53 pm



I know this is totally off subject...but I know you told me a long time ago that your name is Jesse....how do you spell it? Jesse? Jessie?  It's strange thinking of you as that name....everybody calls you Marty! :D


Jessi... ca...

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/20/07 at 10:54 pm


Jessi... ca...



huh? :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/21/07 at 6:13 am

Would you volunteer or have a paid position?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/21/07 at 10:30 am


Would you volunteer or have a paid position?



Paid position...I don't really have the time to do volunteer work.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/21/07 at 10:47 am



I know this is totally off subject...but I know you told me a long time ago that your name is Jesse....how do you spell it? Jesse? Jessie?  It's strange thinking of you as that name....everybody calls you Marty! :D


Yeah, I wasn't even sure if you guys knew my real name or not. You can call me whatever you want though, lol (I've had nicknames in real life too). I was named at least in part, after the Rick Springfield song, btw.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/21/07 at 12:04 pm


Yeah, I wasn't even sure if you guys knew my real name or not. You can call me whatever you want though, lol (I've had nicknames in real life too). I was named at least in part, after the Rick Springfield song, btw.



oh cool! So I take it that it is spelled with an "i"...Jessie? I was named after the character "Erin" on the tv show, "The Waltons"....my parents loved that show (still do)...and they thought it was a neat name.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/21/07 at 12:08 pm

^Althohgh I generally spell it without the "I", either one is okay with me. I used to purposefully not use the "I" when I was younger, so nobody would confuse me with a girl, lol (that's one of those multigender names, like Chris, Randy, etc).

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/21/07 at 12:36 pm


^Althohgh I generally spell it without the "I", either one is okay with me. I used to purposefully not use the "I" when I was younger, so nobody would confuse me with a girl, lol (that's one of those multigender names, like Chris, Randy, etc).



I know what you mean, Jesse without an I..!! :) ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 03/21/07 at 1:00 pm



oh cool! So I take it that it is spelled with an "i"...Jessie? I was named after the character "Erin" on the tv show, "The Waltons"....my parents loved that show (still do)...and they thought it was a neat name.



Hahahaha..

Hey, is it okay if I call you Er?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/21/07 at 3:11 pm



Hahahaha..

Hey, is it okay if I call you Er?



ya, that's what Beth and Vaughn usually call me (pronounced AIR). :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/21/07 at 3:27 pm



Paid position...I don't really have the time to do volunteer work.



So You'd rather make money cause that's what I want to do right now,I'm just sick and tired of working 4 hours a day Thursday and Friday at my hospital for almost 2 1/2 years now. >:(

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/21/07 at 3:43 pm

Where is a place that you would absolutely LOVE to go, if you had no restrictions?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 03/21/07 at 4:44 pm



ya, that's what Beth and Vaughn usually call me (pronounced AIR). :D


Airhead ALMOST rhymes with Erin... Just saying.


What do you think of yourself as a person (Er... Before I said you sound like airhead...)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/21/07 at 10:32 pm



So You'd rather make money cause that's what I want to do right now,I'm just sick and tired of working 4 hours a day Thursday and Friday at my hospital for almost 2 1/2 years now. >:(



I know that must be frustrating Howard...keep your chin up...something good will eventually come your way! :)



Where is a place that you would absolutely LOVE to go, if you had no restrictions?


honestly...I am so totally about doing this summerlong RV roadtrip across the entire US.  I was watching Oprah, and she and her friend Gayle went on a roadtrip from CA to NY....and seriously....it made me wanna go on one even more.  That would be my dream of a vacation!


Airhead ALMOST rhymes with Erin... Just saying.


What do you think of yourself as a person (Er... Before I said you sound like airhead...)



I think I am a funny, down to earth, and easy to get along with person. I am intelligent, and very quirky (my name fits me). I love that I love so many retro things, and I really do think I am an old spirit...however, I have self-esteem problems....and I wish I could improve my self image.  I can be very moody, and hard to be around sometimes...and I expect a lot out of people at times, due to my very very obsessive/compulsive ways.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 03/21/07 at 11:13 pm

So you're mostly happy with yourself inside, which is good, because once you're comfortable with that, it's a lot easier to be happy with your outside self-esteem. I would tell you that you have nothing to worry about looks-wise (And this is the truth!) but... >_> That doesn't seem to do anything. :P

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/21/07 at 11:15 pm


So you're mostly happy with yourself inside, which is good, because once you're comfortable with that, it's a lot easier to be happy with your outside self-esteem. I would tell you that you have nothing to worry about looks-wise (And this is the truth!) but... >_> That doesn't seem to do anything. :P



awww...thanks Doms! :-*  I know, it usually doesn't...I mean, Chris tells me nice things a lot of the times too...it's like it is something that I have to work on by myself...and I won't be able to see and accept anyone else's compliments until I can learn to feel that way about myself. I appreciate the nice words though! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/22/07 at 6:19 am



I know that must be frustrating Howard...keep your chin up...something good will eventually come your way! :)


honestly...I am so totally about doing this summerlong RV roadtrip across the entire US.  I was watching Oprah, and she and her friend Gayle went on a roadtrip from CA to NY....and seriously....it made me wanna go on one even more.  That would be my dream of a vacation!


I think I am a funny, down to earth, and easy to get along with person. I am intelligent, and very quirky (my name fits me). I love that I love so many retro things, and I really do think I am an old spirit...however, I have self-esteem problems....and I wish I could improve my self image.  I can be very moody, and hard to be around sometimes...and I expect a lot out of people at times, due to my very very obsessive/compulsive ways.


Thanks Erin. :)

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/22/07 at 7:37 am


honestly...I am so totally about doing this summerlong RV roadtrip across the entire US.  I was watching Oprah, and she and her friend Gayle went on a roadtrip from CA to NY....and seriously....it made me wanna go on one even more.  That would be my dream of a vacation!


I always wanted to do that sometime, too. Especially one where I could, say stop in most of the towns along the way before moving on. Since I've been across the U.S. the Southern route, I think travelling more northerly would be fun.

Not to bring Jerry Springer up again, but just as an appropriate reference point, I'm sure Oprah's cross-country trip was way more pleasant than his first. When he was my age actually, in 1969, he packed all his stuff into his old crappy car and moved from New York to Cincinnati to intern at a law firm. And once he got into town, rioting broke out (adding to the obvious later irony of there being a "fight" wherever he goes, lol).

Well...I guess it's funnier in context if you'd read it in his book, but you get my point. ;D


I think I am a funny, down to earth, and easy to get along with person. I am intelligent, and very quirky (my name fits me). I love that I love so many retro things, and I really do think I am an old spirit...however, I have self-esteem problems....and I wish I could improve my self image.  I can be very moody, and hard to be around sometimes...and I expect a lot out of people at times, due to my very very obsessive/compulsive ways.




awww...thanks Doms! :-*  I know, it usually doesn't...I mean, Chris tells me nice things a lot of the times too...it's like it is something that I have to work on by myself...and I won't be able to see and accept anyone else's compliments until I can learn to feel that way about myself. I appreciate the nice words though! :)


There's times I've felt this way too. I think we all have, if that's any remote consolation. For better or worse, one thing that seems to be true among most of us, is that it's far easier to have your confidence taken down by a negative experience. In other words, bad stuff is longer lasting and usually takes more positives to outweigh it than vice versa. I think it's similar to, say disliking a picture of yourself and even if other people say it's good, it takes more convincing for yourself to believe it too.

Sure, of course everyone's got their good and bad traits, but at least from what I've observed of you on here, I think you've got alot of positives going for you.You're smart, funny, kidlike yet responsible, easy to get along with (hell, you were one of the first people who I connected with - even before I became friends with double D, lol). You seem to care about people, and are probably just as much if not more attractive than alot of female celebrities which tend to define beauty or a sense of cool.

And I'm not just saying that because I know you or merely to try and be nice---I really do mean it. :)

Can I ask (and you don't have to tell me if it's an uncomfortable subject), has anything in particular ever happened to make it harder for you to feel confident about yourself? Or do you just tend to be your own harsest critic in general?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/22/07 at 12:37 pm


I always wanted to do that sometime, too. Especially one where I could, say stop in most of the towns along the way before moving on. Since I've been across the U.S. the Southern route, I think travelling more northerly would be fun.

Not to bring Jerry Springer up again, but just as an appropriate reference point, I'm sure Oprah's cross-country trip was way more pleasant than his first. When he was my age actually, in 1969, he packed all his stuff into his old crappy car and moved from New York to Cincinnati to intern at a law firm. And once he got into town, rioting broke out (adding to the obvious later irony of there being a "fight" wherever he goes, lol).

Well...I guess it's funnier in context if you'd read it in his book, but you get my point. ;D


There's times I've felt this way too. I think we all have, if that's any remote consolation. For better or worse, one thing that seems to be true among most of us, is that it's far easier to have your confidence taken down by a negative experience. In other words, bad stuff is longer lasting and usually takes more positives to outweigh it than vice versa. I think it's similar to, say disliking a picture of yourself and even if other people say it's good, it takes more convincing for yourself to believe it too.

Sure, of course everyone's got their good and bad traits, but at least from what I've observed of you on here, I think you've got alot of positives going for you.You're smart, funny, kidlike yet responsible, easy to get along with (hell, you were one of the first people who I connected with - even before I became friends with double D, lol). You seem to care about people, and are probably just as much if not more attractive than alot of female celebrities which tend to define beauty or a sense of cool.

And I'm not just saying that because I know you or merely to try and be nice---I really do mean it. :)

Can I ask (and you don't have to tell me if it's an uncomfortable subject), has anything in particular ever happened to make it harder for you to feel confident about yourself? Or do you just tend to be your own harsest critic in general?



I saw a Jerry Springer t-shirt on this one website last night (It said something...and then the typical audience chant.. JERRY...JERRY....JERRRY)...and I thought of you! :D ;D


Yes...you are very correct when you say that it's far easier to have your confidence taken down by a negative experience...because that's what basically happened to me.  You see, my ex was a horribly demeaning person, who never laid a finger on me, yet abused me in other ways (mentally and emotionally). I went though hell with him, and it has affected me in so many ways. Even though he is part of my past (and will stay there)....I have inherited many negative traits due to what I went through with him.  It's difficult to shake certain things, whenever that's what you had been used to for years.  Even though Chris compliments me and stuff...I still have a hard time believing it.  Also, my ex was extremely particular about so many things...and I never was an uptight person before I met him...but now I am more uptight than I've ever been, about certain things. He was the type that wanted things "just so"....and unfortunately, that was another habit that I carried on with me. I mean, I've always been a neat person...but now it sometimes borderlines obsessive/compulsive with me...I think I sometimes drive my family crazy with it (ask Beth....she sees it firsthand when she comes over our house :D).  I should probably get some counseling for all of this, just to talk it out and get all of it out of my system....but I don't know, that's so intimidating at times.

I truly appreciate the kind things that you've said about me...you are a unique and genuine person...and I'm glad that we are friends! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/22/07 at 1:00 pm



I saw a Jerry Springer t-shirt on this one website last night (It said something...and then the typical audience chant.. JERRY...JERRY....JERRRY)...and I thought of you! :D ;D


Yes...you are very correct when you say that it's far easier to have your confidence taken down by a negative experience...because that's what basically happened to me.  You see, my ex was a horribly demeaning person, who never laid a finger on me, yet abused me in other ways (mentally and emotionally). I went though hell with him, and it has affected me in so many ways. Even though he is part of my past (and will stay there)....I have inherited many negative traits due to what I went through with him.  It's difficult to shake certain things, whenever that's what you had been used to for years.  Even though Chris compliments me and stuff...I still have a hard time believing it.  Also, my ex was extremely particular about so many things...and I never was an uptight person before I met him...but now I am more uptight than I've ever been, about certain things. He was the type that wanted things "just so"....and unfortunately, that was another habit that I carried on with me. I mean, I've always been a neat person...but now it sometimes borderlines obsessive/compulsive with me...I think I sometimes drive my family crazy with it (ask Beth....she sees it firsthand when she comes over our house :D).  I should probably get some counseling for all of this, just to talk it out and get all of it out of my system....but I don't know, that's so intimidating at times.

I truly appreciate the kind things that you've said about me...you are a unique and genuine person...and I'm glad that we are friends! :)


Feeling's mutual about the friend thing. I'm glad to help out any way I could. ;)

I can get a clearer picture of where you're coming from now. I'm assuming this person (I can't really call him a man) was your most "serious" relationship up till that point. So I can see why you'd feel skeptical, even if unintentionally, upon things like getting compliments. Whenever a situation like that comes up, your mind probably automatically flashes back to him and your experiences, just out of kneejerk reaction.

That's an awful headstart to get, in a certain way, emotional abuse is just as bad as physical. He sounds like such a d*ck, and in a way I'm talking from experience. My mom was with a guy like that briefly. They were together on and off, he sometimes lived with us and sometimes not (this was when my parents were "casually separated" in the mid '90s, especially around 1994). To cut what could be a really long story short, he was often insulting and unpleasant - he also was kind of a loser and couldn't hold down a job, so he sorta mooched off my mom. It was a confusing period in all our lives but in a weird way I think it made us stronger having gotten through it. It's good to know Chris has helped out in this regard since you've been together, he seems like a great guy from what you've said.

Of course I'm not a therapist, but if there's ever anything you're comfortable sharing, I'll at least listen and give my best opinion and advice I can. I'm sure lots of other people on here would be happy to do the same too.



On a lighter note, I don't think being overly neat is unusual. I'm such a geek I even alphabetize my movie/music collections. Hell, I even have separate sections for audiocassettes ("main ones"/copies of ones I have on CD/secondary copies), if that helps at all.

P.S. That's cute about the Jerry shirt. When the show was at its peak in '98, I bought one of them new (I knew it would be a collector's item someday too). :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/22/07 at 1:48 pm

What do you hate about The Jerry Springer Show?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/22/07 at 2:32 pm


What do you hate about The Jerry Springer Show?


Nowhere in the thread did she specifically say she "hated" that show. Although my guess would be the reason most people dislike it is because, despite the occasional entertainment value, it's generally stupid and trashy (which he himself admits).

It was a serious/normal show when it started. It just got slowly wilder over the years as the producers changed the format to increase ratings. It was on the verge of cancellation in the early years because of low ratings.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/22/07 at 10:18 pm


What do you hate about The Jerry Springer Show?




Nowhere in the thread did she specifically say she "hated" that show. Although my guess would be the reason most people dislike it is because, despite the occasional entertainment value, it's generally stupid and trashy (which he himself admits).

It was a serious/normal show when it started. It just got slowly wilder over the years as the producers changed the format to increase ratings. It was on the verge of cancellation in the early years because of low ratings.



Ya, that about sums it up...the guests are too much sometimes...it's all a set up though. Believe it or not, my sister (Brandy) and 2 of her friends were actually gonna go and be guests on there...and make up some love triangle story...but it fell through (thank God) :D ;D

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Written By: Howard on 03/23/07 at 6:11 am

Would you ever want to be on The Jerry Springer show?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/23/07 at 8:25 am


Would you ever want to be on The Jerry Springer show?


nope, not in the least bit.

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Written By: karen on 03/23/07 at 8:31 am


(that's one of those multigender names, like Chris, Randy, etc).


Is Randy that common as a name in the US?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/23/07 at 8:34 am


Is Randy that common as a name in the US?


I have heard it around...but it's definitely not as common as names such as: Bob, Bill, John, etc..

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/23/07 at 8:44 am




Ya, that about sums it up...the guests are too much sometimes...it's all a set up though. Believe it or not, my sister (Brandy) and 2 of her friends were actually gonna go and be guests on there...and make up some love triangle story...but it fell through (thank God) :D ;D


That actually doesn't surprise me for some reason. ;D ;)

Yeah, I'm sure it's all faked now. That's probably why they have the chants, sound effects, or the audience can't ask a serious question without being booed. Even in its late '90s peak when it was crazy, I think at that point some of it was still real. He seemed to care about the guests and tried to have some resolution, etc. Now it's totally this "eh, whatever" vibe from the times I've seen it. Kinda depressing really, even if it is just actors.

BTW, I just realized that his was the only daytime talk show that never had musical guests (although they had celebs in its more serious early days)! ;)


Would you ever want to be on The Jerry Springer show?


Based on the context of what she said in the last post, I would think not.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/23/07 at 8:47 am

BTW, there's a second post I made that might've gotten sandwiched between Howard's sudden Springer show mention.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/23/07 at 11:17 am


Feeling's mutual about the friend thing. I'm glad to help out any way I could. ;)

I can get a clearer picture of where you're coming from now. I'm assuming this person (I can't really call him a man) was your most "serious" relationship up till that point. So I can see why you'd feel skeptical, even if unintentionally, upon things like getting compliments. Whenever a situation like that comes up, your mind probably automatically flashes back to him and your experiences, just out of kneejerk reaction.

That's an awful headstart to get, in a certain way, emotional abuse is just as bad as physical. He sounds like such a d*ck, and in a way I'm talking from experience. My mom was with a guy like that briefly. They were together on and off, he sometimes lived with us and sometimes not (this was when my parents were "casually separated" in the mid '90s, especially around 1994). To cut what could be a really long story short, he was often insulting and unpleasant - he also was kind of a loser and couldn't hold down a job, so he sorta mooched off my mom. It was a confusing period in all our lives but in a weird way I think it made us stronger having gotten through it. It's good to know Chris has helped out in this regard since you've been together, he seems like a great guy from what you've said.

Of course I'm not a therapist, but if there's ever anything you're comfortable sharing, I'll at least listen and give my best opinion and advice I can. I'm sure lots of other people on here would be happy to do the same too.



On a lighter note, I don't think being overly neat is unusual. I'm such a geek I even alphabetize my movie/music collections. Hell, I even have separate sections for audiocassettes ("main ones"/copies of ones I have on CD/secondary copies), if that helps at all.

P.S. That's cute about the Jerry shirt. When the show was at its peak in '98, I bought one of them new (I knew it would be a collector's item someday too). :D



Your mom's ex-boyfriend sounded a lot like my ex...he couldn't hold a job either. Get this...I was working 2 jobs...AND, going to school full-time...and he was hardly working at all....now THAT'S a loser if I ever saw one. ;)  But alas, I am just glad that the whole thing is a part of my past...and I no longer have to put up with that crap.  I'm glad that your mom dumped that guy too...nobody deserves to be with a low life like that. ;)

Oh, btw...regarding you organizing and alphabetizing things...I am the same way.  I like having things in order...and when and if it gets messed up...I get very annoyed. :D

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Written By: Howard on 03/23/07 at 2:09 pm


nope, not in the least bit.


What about to be a part of the audience?

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/23/07 at 6:38 pm

^ Again....I would assume she'd not be interested.

Put it like this, I like the show (at least in its prior stages), and I wouldn't even want to be in the audience, much less a guest. ;D Now, I'd be happy to meet Jerry himself if given the chance. He'd be great to talk politics or just general life stuff with since he seems like an interesting, nice/cool guy. But the show is trash.



Your mom's ex-boyfriend sounded a lot like my ex...he couldn't hold a job either. Get this...I was working 2 jobs...AND, going to school full-time...and he was hardly working at all....now THAT'S a loser if I ever saw one. ;)  But alas, I am just glad that the whole thing is a part of my past...and I no longer have to put up with that crap.  I'm glad that your mom dumped that guy too...nobody deserves to be with a low life like that. ;)

Oh, btw...regarding you organizing and alphabetizing things...I am the same way.  I like having things in order...and when and if it gets messed up...I get very annoyed. :D


That must've been draining in itself, without putting up with his garbage. It sounds like he was unappreciative of you working so hard.

Again, I can see parallels with mom's ex-bf. There were times he was cool/okay, but he was a little mentally unbalanced and could equally be the biggest unpleasant d*ckhead in the world. Thankfully he was never actually violent, although he sometimes seemed like he could have been (by then I was 12-13 and big enough to at least have stood up to him somewhat if I had to - heck, I used to purposefully pump weights at P.E. in school as much as possible, partly for that reason!).

He was unreliable too, which is why he couldn't really hold down a job. He and I didn't really get along, although I tried to put up with him best I could. I used to hate getting home from school in the afternoon to find him passed out in front of the TV or something. If he wasn't there, I'd often stockpile a bunch of food to take up to my room so I wouldn't have to go back down once he got back, lol.

I know it was a confusing period in all our lives for various reasons, so I don't blame my mom for it. Although my parents were always friendly in that time (I usually stayed at my dad's place every other weekend or so, as well), I'm so thankful they got back together once we all moved to San Jose in '96.


On the lighter side, it's funny how on the one hand, I alphabetize and categorize books or entertainment stuff, but when it comes to other things, my room can still end up a mess (moreso with papers, for instance). ;D

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/24/07 at 3:57 am

So, Erin- if you were given the chance to meet ANY famous person who's still alive, who would it be?

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Written By: Howard on 03/24/07 at 6:33 am

Is it possible to marry someone with issues? ???

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/24/07 at 9:42 am


^ Again....I would assume she'd not be interested.

Put it like this, I like the show (at least in its prior stages), and I wouldn't even want to be in the audience, much less a guest. ;D Now, I'd be happy to meet Jerry himself if given the chance. He'd be great to talk politics or just general life stuff with since he seems like an interesting, nice/cool guy. But the show is trash.

That must've been draining in itself, without putting up with his garbage. It sounds like he was unappreciative of you working so hard.

Again, I can see parallels with mom's ex-bf. There were times he was cool/okay, but he was a little mentally unbalanced and could equally be the biggest unpleasant d*ckhead in the world. Thankfully he was never actually violent, although he sometimes seemed like he could have been (by then I was 12-13 and big enough to at least have stood up to him somewhat if I had to - heck, I used to purposefully pump weights at P.E. in school as much as possible, partly for that reason!).

He was unreliable too, which is why he couldn't really hold down a job. He and I didn't really get along, although I tried to put up with him best I could. I used to hate getting home from school in the afternoon to find him passed out in front of the TV or something. If he wasn't there, I'd often stockpile a bunch of food to take up to my room so I wouldn't have to go back down once he got back, lol.

I know it was a confusing period in all our lives for various reasons, so I don't blame my mom for it. Although my parents were always friendly in that time (I usually stayed at my dad's place every other weekend or so, as well), I'm so thankful they got back together once we all moved to San Jose in '96.


On the lighter side, it's funny how on the one hand, I alphabetize and categorize books or entertainment stuff, but when it comes to other things, my room can still end up a mess (moreso with papers, for instance). ;D



I'm glad that your parents got back together as well...it sucks to have to go through all of that. My parents went through some problems, and I thought it might end badly...but they sought counceling and now everything is better! :)

Yes, I know what you mean about organizing things in detail, but having your room essentially be a mess....my bedroom needs a good cleaning right now. We are getting ready to paint several rooms as soon as the weather warms up and stays warm. Our kitchen is going to be red (we are doing a retro diner theme)...our bedroom will be a medium chocolate brown, and Vaughn wants his room painted red and blue (2 walls of each)...for a Spiderman theme. I will post pics once we accomplish everything. :)


So, Erin- if you were given the chance to meet ANY famous person who's still alive, who would it be?


Hmmmm....I would probably have to say Vicki Lawrence. I love the show, "Mama's Family" SOOO much, I would just love to meet her and thank her for making me laugh so hard. ;D


Is it possible to marry someone with issues? ???


Well Howard, let me tell you from experience. My first husband was definitely someone with major issues...and it totally ruined our marriage, thus ending in a divorce.  So no, it's not good to go into a commitment of something as serious as marriage, with someone who has tons of issues.  If I had to do my first relationship all over again...I would have said "no" the very first time I met him and he asked me out.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/25/07 at 7:47 am



I'm glad that your parents got back together as well...it sucks to have to go through all of that. My parents went through some problems, and I thought it might end badly...but they sought counceling and now everything is better! :)

Yes, I know what you mean about organizing things in detail, but having your room essentially be a mess....my bedroom needs a good cleaning right now. We are getting ready to paint several rooms as soon as the weather warms up and stays warm. Our kitchen is going to be red (we are doing a retro diner theme)...our bedroom will be a medium chocolate brown, and Vaughn wants his room painted red and blue (2 walls of each)...for a Spiderman theme. I will post pics once we accomplish everything. :)


That'll be great, your entire house will be like Skittles, lol. Is Vaughn entirely sure about what he wants? Ya know, just so people don't expend the effort and, say he gets sick of it in a couple years - although I guess it could just get repainted then. What kind of retro diner place are you thinking of exactly? I think of creamy white as being '50s (i.e. Lou's Cafe in the original BTTF), psychedelia for the '60s, puke green for the '70s ;D , anything neon for the '80s, and black for the '90s.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/25/07 at 9:08 pm


That'll be great, your entire house will be like Skittles, lol. Is Vaughn entirely sure about what he wants? Ya know, just so people don't expend the effort and, say he gets sick of it in a couple years - although I guess it could just get repainted then. What kind of retro diner place are you thinking of exactly? I think of creamy white as being '50s (i.e. Lou's Cafe in the original BTTF), psychedelia for the '60s, puke green for the '70s ;D , anything neon for the '80s, and black for the '90s.



Yes...Vaughn specifically told me (numerous times) that he wants 2 walls painted red, and 2 walls painted blue! :D  Well, you see...I have a fascination with diners and retro stuff....so, we are painting it red..I already have my retro chrome & black kitchenette set, TONS of Coca-Cola stuff, neon clocks, TONS of old pictures of diners, roadside attractions, etc...to hang all over the walls, we are buying this awesome black & chrome ceiling fan to replace the ugly one we currently have,....AND, we are gonna put in a black & white checkered floor!!!! :)  I am SO excited. I will post pics when I finish with it.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/26/07 at 1:11 am



Yes...Vaughn specifically told me (numerous times) that he wants 2 walls painted red, and 2 walls painted blue! :D  Well, you see...I have a fascination with diners and retro stuff....so, we are painting it red..I already have my retro chrome & black kitchenette set, TONS of Coca-Cola stuff, neon clocks, TONS of old pictures of diners, roadside attractions, etc...to hang all over the walls, we are buying this awesome black & chrome ceiling fan to replace the ugly one we currently have,....AND, we are gonna put in a black & white checkered floor!!!! :)  I am SO excited. I will post pics when I finish with it.


That's funny, I could almost envision him saying it, just like that. ;D

Where did you get most of the decorations, from goodwill?

Ya know, there's this actual '50s-themed diner around here that you'd probably like (maybe I'll take some pics someday) which I could see your place looking like eventually. It's decorated with stuff like that, along with newspaper articles, pictures of old cars, etc hung up on the walls. They even have record-sized album covers for menus!

The only thing that weirded me out a bit were some '80s album covers being mixed in with '50s jukeboxes and relics (they had Chicago 17 and something from Springsteen). I'm pretty sure this place was around in the actual 1980s, and for authenticity I don't think they would have done that back then, but I guess nowadays all that stuff is in a certain stage of "retro".

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/26/07 at 5:06 am

Gotta ask this, Erin- what exactly started you in to "retro"?

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Written By: Howard on 03/26/07 at 6:05 am

What do you collect that's retro?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/26/07 at 9:02 am


That's funny, I could almost envision him saying it, just like that. ;D

Where did you get most of the decorations, from goodwill?

Ya know, there's this actual '50s-themed diner around here that you'd probably like (maybe I'll take some pics someday) which I could see your place looking like eventually. It's decorated with stuff like that, along with newspaper articles, pictures of old cars, etc hung up on the walls. They even have record-sized album covers for menus!

The only thing that weirded me out a bit were some '80s album covers being mixed in with '50s jukeboxes and relics (they had Chicago 17 and something from Springsteen). I'm pretty sure this place was around in the actual 1980s, and for authenticity I don't think they would have done that back then, but I guess nowadays all that stuff is in a certain stage of "retro".



Well...I get some of my things from thrift shops, a LOT from antique shops, some from Ebay, and some from retro merchandise shops/catalogs.  Yes, I would totally love that diner...and I would love to see pictures! That's really cool how they use album covers as their menus....I actually have some old diner menus (thanks to Ebay)...they are really cool.  Oh ya, regarding the 80's albums mixed in.....that doesn't fly!  However, yes, most people seem to lump all things "retro" into one category...no matter if it is from the 50's or from the 80's. ;D :D  We have a few neat diners around here too...when we were up in Erie a few years ago, they had this awesome one..it was so authentic.  Then, this past summer when we were in S. Carolina...Chris and I stopped at this other neat diner...it was your typical "greasy spoon"...waitressing running around, calling out abbreviated orders, and whatnot...it was pretty great!


Gotta ask this, Erin- what exactly started you in to "retro"?


Hmmm....well, I have always been very interested in the past and I started collecting antiques from the time I was fairly young (in my early teens). My parents were always interested in older things, so I suppose that's what got me initially into it...however, I am more into it than they are. They are more into crafty kind of things, whereas, I like antiques.  I guess, over the years, as I investigated more into the antique/retro world, and learned more things...my interests grew.  My Rt. 66/roadside attraction fixation is more of a newer one for me....I just really love the thought of, and the feel for all things of the past. :)


What do you collect that's retro?


well, I love all sorts of antiques, and I would have a LOT more, if I had the funding to do so.  I collect old noise makers (the metal clangy kind), cast iron banks (the ones that do neat tricks), retro diner kind of stuff, old photos/pictures/postcards, memorabilia from old places, old toys, old books....gosh, I have so many old things! :D ;D  I also am a collector of tribal statues and masks (as, my livingroom is tribal themed)...I have found a lot of unique pieces from thrift stores and antiques shops.  Someday, I would love to add to my retro collection: a 57' Chevy Bel Air (my dream car). ;)

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/26/07 at 10:18 am



Well...I get some of my things from thrift shops, a LOT from antique shops, some from Ebay, and some from retro merchandise shops/catalogs.  Yes, I would totally love that diner...and I would love to see pictures! That's really cool how they use album covers as their menus....I actually have some old diner menus (thanks to Ebay)...they are really cool.  Oh ya, regarding the 80's albums mixed in.....that doesn't fly!  However, yes, most people seem to lump all things "retro" into one category...no matter if it is from the 50's or from the 80's. ;D :D  We have a few neat diners around here too...when we were up in Erie a few years ago, they had this awesome one..it was so authentic.  Then, this past summer when we were in S. Carolina...Chris and I stopped at this other neat diner...it was your typical "greasy spoon"...waitressing running around, calling out abbreviated orders, and whatnot...it was pretty great!

Hmmm....well, I have always been very interested in the past and I started collecting antiques from the time I was fairly young (in my early teens). My parents were always interested in older things, so I suppose that's what got me initially into it...however, I am more into it than they are. They are more into crafty kind of things, whereas, I like antiques.  I guess, over the years, as I investigated more into the antique/retro world, and learned more things...my interests grew.  My Rt. 66/roadside attraction fixation is more of a newer one for me....I just really love the thought of, and the feel for all things of the past. :)

well, I love all sorts of antiques, and I would have a LOT more, if I had the funding to do so.  I collect old noise makers (the metal clangy kind), cast iron banks (the ones that do neat tricks), retro diner kind of stuff, old photos/pictures/postcards, memorabilia from old places, old toys, old books....gosh, I have so many old things! :D ;D  I also am a collector of tribal statues and masks (as, my livingroom is tribal themed)...I have found a lot of unique pieces from thrift stores and antiques shops.  Someday, I would love to add to my retro collection: a 57' Chevy Bel Air (my dream car). ;)


I know what you mean about the Route 66 thing, because I like places across the country like that too, especially their history. I got really interested in U.S. geography back in the mid '90s, and I liked studying stuff in Road Atlases, like the distance between certain points, or the type of things they had in certain cities. Or, let's say if I heard about some town on a TV show (i.e. a case on Unsolved Mysteries), I'd look it up in the Atlas and see what it was like compared to where I lived. I basically got an interest of something in almost every state, and I can still remember most of it now.

It's hard to describe without specific examples, but you know what I mean.

Part of my retro interests are also personal. Is it that way for you at all?

Since I've lived in so many different neighborhoods over the years, I'll sometimes look at old pictures and wonder what became of certain shopping centers or hangouts I used to go to. Or what's going on in houses I lived in, my former schools. In any time I've ever visited a former neighborhood, it's a mix of nostalgia (for seeing it again) and sadness (for the time of it being "my" home or area having passed).

Like my one favorite house of all was in a town about 40 miles north of San Francisco. It was a classic suburban, two-story, middle class house on a golf course and everything. I was just old enough to have really detailed memories (we were there from July 1986-October 1990, basically age 4 and a half to 9). Anyway, I remember a couple times when I was 12 and my parents and I went up there, we drove by it (I've always lived around the Bay Area, so no place was never that far away, in retrospect). Even then I got a little jealous of whoever was currently living there, lol. Wishing it was still us.

Of course, today I would feel the same way if I went back to my mid '90s neighborhoods in Sacramento. Maybe even moreso, actually, since even longer has passed. Other than grunge and rounded cars, 1994 wasn't that different from 1990 (it was just personal differences in our lives), but the '90s are like another era now.


Yeah, I'll take some pics next time I'm in there. About the music thing - to my knowledge, they stick to doo wop, oldies rock and other pre-1964 stuff. The album covers might just be a novelty and they didn't really count on some geeky person like me putting the thought into it (or they couldn't find any Platters or Elvis covers from back in the day that were still usable). ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/26/07 at 12:33 pm


I know what you mean about the Route 66 thing, because I like places across the country like that too, especially their history. I got really interested in U.S. geography back in the mid '90s, and I liked studying stuff in Road Atlases, like the distance between certain points, or the type of things they had in certain cities. Or, let's say if I heard about some town on a TV show (i.e. a case on Unsolved Mysteries), I'd look it up in the Atlas and see what it was like compared to where I lived. I basically got an interest of something in almost every state, and I can still remember most of it now.

It's hard to describe without specific examples, but you know what I mean.

Part of my retro interests are also personal. Is it that way for you at all?

Since I've lived in so many different neighborhoods over the years, I'll sometimes look at old pictures and wonder what became of certain shopping centers or hangouts I used to go to. Or what's going on in houses I lived in, my former schools. In any time I've ever visited a former neighborhood, it's a mix of nostalgia (for seeing it again) and sadness (for the time of it being "my" home or area having passed).

Like my one favorite house of all was in a town about 40 miles north of San Francisco. It was a classic suburban, two-story, middle class house on a golf course and everything. I was just old enough to have really detailed memories (we were there from July 1986-October 1990, basically age 4 and a half to 9). Anyway, I remember a couple times when I was 12 and my parents and I went up there, we drove by it (I've always lived around the Bay Area, so no place was never that far away, in retrospect). Even then I got a little jealous of whoever was currently living there, lol. Wishing it was still us.

Of course, today I would feel the same way if I went back to my mid '90s neighborhoods in Sacramento. Maybe even moreso, actually, since even longer has passed. Other than grunge and rounded cars, 1994 wasn't that different from 1990 (it was just personal differences in our lives), but the '90s are like another era now.


Yeah, I'll take some pics next time I'm in there. About the music thing - to my knowledge, they stick to doo wop, oldies rock and other pre-1964 stuff. The album covers might just be a novelty and they didn't really count on some geeky person like me putting the thought into it (or they couldn't find any Platters or Elvis covers from back in the day that were still usable). ;D



I know exactly what you mean about feeling nostalgic regarding the old neighborhood thing. Sometimes I go by my old neighborhood and drive around and see how things have changed...etc. My sister Beth said that she wants to someday buy the house that we used to live in.  Some things are exactly the same as they were when we lived here....and other things have changed a lot. Of course, most of the neighbors have passed away (they were mostly elderly people who lived near us)...but there are some that my parents still keep in contact with (they are very old as well).

Oh..regarding the diner and the music they play...I LOVE doo-wop music!!  Infact, every Sunday night one of our local Pittsburgh radio stations play an "Oldies Diner" doo-wop radio show...I love listening to that! I love to go to vintage car shows as well. That's why someday I would love to own a classic car so that I could participate in shows like that.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 03/26/07 at 12:47 pm



I know exactly what you mean about feeling nostalgic regarding the old neighborhood thing. Sometimes I go by my old neighborhood and drive around and see how things have changed...etc. My sister Beth said that she wants to someday buy the house that we used to live in.  Some things are exactly the same as they were when we lived here....and other things have changed a lot. Of course, most of the neighbors have passed away (they were mostly elderly people who lived near us)...but there are some that my parents still keep in contact with (they are very old as well).

Oh..regarding the diner and the music they play...I LOVE doo-wop music!!  Infact, every Sunday night one of our local Pittsburgh radio stations play an "Oldies Diner" doo-wop radio show...I love listening to that! I love to go to vintage car shows as well. That's why someday I would love to own a classic car so that I could participate in shows like that.


Oh I always liked doo wop too! It was mysterious enough for me for it to feel different from what I was used to, but it wasn't super super old either, so I could "get into" it. Like I've mentioned, my dad was a '50s teenager (although he likes the '60s more, and isn't "stuck" back there or anything) so I heard it from time to time on oldies stations when they still played it. I think the middle stuff like "Who Wrote the Book of Love" or mock rebellious rock like "Yakety Yak" are my favorites. I think "Stand By Me" is one of the few from then that still gets common airplay too and that's pretty.

It all captures that classic diner/drive in/romanticized feel that most pop music after 1963 just doesn't. I can see why people got attached to that era.

I wonder if anyone has actually done that before - moving back into a house they'd lived in previously. Would you want to do it as much as Beth? I think I would have mixed feelings about it. If it was a notable time later, it would almost feel like an inferior attempt to recreate the past, rather than an actual continuation of it. To use the example of my favorite house, if we were to move back there a year or two later, it might've been close enough to feel genuine. But let's say if I were to get married and have kids and buy the same house in, like 2020, it might sadden me even more to be reminded of my past so much and have it still be out of reach.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/26/07 at 1:06 pm


Oh I always liked doo wop too! It was mysterious enough for me for it to feel different from what I was used to, but it wasn't super super old either, so I could "get into" it. Like I've mentioned, my dad was a '50s teenager (although he likes the '60s more, and isn't "stuck" back there or anything) so I heard it from time to time on oldies stations when they still played it. I think the middle stuff like "Who Wrote the Book of Love" or mock rebellious rock like "Yakety Yak" are my favorites. I think "Stand By Me" is one of the few from then that still gets common airplay too and that's pretty.

It all captures that classic diner/drive in/romanticized feel that most pop music after 1963 just doesn't. I can see why people got attached to that era.

I wonder if anyone has actually done that before - moving back into a house they'd lived in previously. Would you want to do it as much as Beth? I think I would have mixed feelings about it. If it was a notable time later, it would almost feel like an inferior attempt to recreate the past, rather than an actual continuation of it. To use the example of my favorite house, if we were to move back there a year or two later, it might've been close enough to feel genuine. But let's say if I were to get married and have kids and buy the same house in, like 2020, it might sadden me even more to be reminded of my past so much and have it still be out of reach.



I wouldn't want to move back into that house, only because it's not really my style of house that I like...however, for the memories it still may be cool.  It's all about the nostalgic thing....it's like anything one can possibly do to make it so that they can keep the memories alive in their mind.  Have you ever heard of the magazines, "Good Old Days", and "Reminisce"....they are ones that I have subscribed to, and currently do.  I think you would really like them...they are retro magazines that talk about eras of the past. Readers will write in and share stories regarding their lives....it's so interesting! I love seeing the pictures in there too.  "Good Old Days" is all in black & white, however, "Reminisce" is a glossy colored magazine.  They are both really cool..you should check them out someday. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/26/07 at 3:45 pm

Would you ever sell your retro stuff on Ebay?  ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/26/07 at 10:31 pm


Would you ever sell your retro stuff on Ebay?  ???



nope...I worked too hard collecting it...besides, I don't think I will ever outgrow my love for retro stuff. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/27/07 at 3:51 am

You state that you are into antiques.

I, myself, love Old World objects.
I don't know if you consider them "retro", but I have the following:

-A globe, made with minor gemstones
-An abacus
-An "hourglass" (which only measures 2 minutes, really)
-A Gallileo thermometer

I would love to get a sundial!

Are these things of interest to you, or are you more '50s-ish?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/27/07 at 6:10 am



nope...I worked too hard collecting it...besides, I don't think I will ever outgrow my love for retro stuff. :)


Me too Erin.I collect "Year In Reviews" from my Daily News when the year comes to a close and so far I have about 14 years worth of it.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/27/07 at 10:43 pm


You state that you are into antiques.

I, myself, love Old World objects.
I don't know if you consider them "retro", but I have the following:

-A globe, made with minor gemstones
-An abacus
-An "hourglass" (which only measures 2 minutes, really)
-A Gallileo thermometer

I would love to get a sundial!

Are these things of interest to you, or are you more '50s-ish?



those are very interesting things...but not something that I would necessarily collect. I am more into kitchsy kinds of things....and my collection spans anywhere from like 1900-1970, usually.

Me too Erin.I collect "Year In Reviews" from my Daily News when the year comes to a close and so far I have about 14 years worth of it.


that's cool Howard! 8)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 03/28/07 at 4:35 am


those are very interesting things...but not something that I would necessarily collect. I am more into kitchsy kinds of things....and my collection spans anywhere from like 1900-1970, usually.


OK. I think I get it.

Remind me to send you a "Holly Hobbie" tea set, for your birthday. :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/28/07 at 5:55 am

Do you collect Barbie Dolls?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/28/07 at 9:05 am


OK. I think I get it.

Remind me to send you a "Holly Hobbie" tea set, for your birthday. :D



or if you'd prefer...I'd be happy with a pink flamingo for my front yard, a Hawaiian hula girl for my dashboard, or.....a Kit-Cat clock with a swinging tail for my kitchen! ;)



Do you collect Barbie Dolls?


I used to collect them when I was younger, but then I had this tendency to cut off all of their hair and color it with markers, thus, decreasing the value quite rapidly. LOL! ;D  I do, however, have quite a large collection of porcelain dolls (they are packed away in the attic).

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/28/07 at 9:11 am



I wouldn't want to move back into that house, only because it's not really my style of house that I like...however, for the memories it still may be cool.  It's all about the nostalgic thing....it's like anything one can possibly do to make it so that they can keep the memories alive in their mind.  Have you ever heard of the magazines, "Good Old Days", and "Reminisce"....they are ones that I have subscribed to, and currently do.  I think you would really like them...they are retro magazines that talk about eras of the past. Readers will write in and share stories regarding their lives....it's so interesting! I love seeing the pictures in there too.  "Good Old Days" is all in black & white, however, "Reminisce" is a glossy colored magazine.  They are both really cool..you should check them out someday. :)


Yeah, I think in a way it would be like a preservation of memories. For me, it would just be too surrealistic. I would imagine there'd be times I'd wake up in the middle of the night and be almost tricked into thinking it really was the "original" time I'd lived there, then I'd snap back into reality and sadly realize, no it wasn't. Although I think I'd be okay with moving back into an old neighborhood in a neighboring house or something.

No I've actually never heard of those magazines, I'll research and check 'em out though. Yeah, I like people's own stories about that sort of thing. Even if logically you know other people feel a certain way, when you actually read individual people's views on it, it makes it that much more comforting and real. It's just like hearing a song and going Hey, that relates to me! This guy must've been thinking what I was when he wrote it. That's an indescribible type of feeling.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/28/07 at 9:17 am


Yeah, I think in a way it would be like a preservation of memories. For me, it would just be too surrealistic. I would imagine there'd be times I'd wake up in the middle of the night and be almost tricked into thinking it really was the "original" time I'd lived there, then I'd snap back into reality and sadly realize, no it wasn't. Although I think I'd be okay with moving back into an old neighborhood in a neighboring house or something.

No I've actually never heard of those magazines, I'll research and check 'em out though. Yeah, I like people's own stories about that sort of thing. Even if logically you know other people feel a certain way, when you actually read individual people's views on it, it makes it that much more comforting and real. It's just like hearing a song and going Hey, that relates to me! This guy must've been thinking what I was when he wrote it. That's an indescribable type of feeling.



Yes....and even though you haven't gone through that specific experience....you can still have feelings of familiarity....or perhaps it's a yearning of really wanting to have experienced those certain things. I am like that a lot with things from the past. I will read stories, hear about things, listen to certain songs, etc...and I just get so upset sometimes that I couldn't have been apart of it all.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/28/07 at 9:19 am


I used to collect them when I was younger, but then I had this tendency to cut off all of their hair and color it with markers, thus, decreasing the value quite rapidly. LOL! ;D   I do, however, have quite a large collection of porcelain dolls (they are packed away in the attic).


I never had dolls, lol but I know what you mean about messing stuff up.

Even though I'm pretty compulsive about taking care of stuff, I did do some things when I was younger to tapes, for instance. Not with the actual cassette, but with the covers. Just an example to prove how geeky I am that I remember this: are you familiar with those Billboard Top Hits series (they're still in print) that have 10 songs for a specific year?

Well, in the early '90s, I bought most of the '80s ones. And they had a couple black and white images of the singers' pictures on the inside of the cover. Well, for whaver reason, I colored those in with markers to make it look "colored", and also cut the second half of the back cover off (they had covers that went all across it, instead of having the little short back flap most of them do).

I can't describe it exactly without demonstrating, but still I'm such a dork for remembering all that. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 03/28/07 at 2:38 pm

Do you collect old 45's?  ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/28/07 at 2:47 pm


I never had dolls, lol but I know what you mean about messing stuff up.

Even though I'm pretty compulsive about taking care of stuff, I did do some things when I was younger to tapes, for instance. Not with the actual cassette, but with the covers. Just an example to prove how geeky I am that I remember this: are you familiar with those Billboard Top Hits series (they're still in print) that have 10 songs for a specific year?

Well, in the early '90s, I bought most of the '80s ones. And they had a couple black and white images of the singers' pictures on the inside of the cover. Well, for whaver reason, I colored those in with markers to make it look "colored", and also cut the second half of the back cover off (they had covers that went all across it, instead of having the little short back flap most of them do).

I can't describe it exactly without demonstrating, but still I'm such a dork for remembering all that. ;D



I don't think that's dorky....it's just something that kids do sometimes...I used to be the same way. :D



Do you collect old 45's?  ???



I do have some old records...they are packed away though.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/28/07 at 2:53 pm



I don't think that's dorky....it's just something that kids do sometimes...I used to be the same way. :D


Oh I more meant dorky in the sense that I remember/can still describe it so well (I still have those tapes now too). ;) It wasn't any grand strategy or anything, but I thought it made the pics look better, lol.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/28/07 at 2:55 pm


Oh I more meant dorky in the sense that I remember/can still describe it so well (I still have those tapes now too). ;) It wasn't any grand strategy or anything, but I thought it made the pics look better, lol.



don't feel bad...I remember some pretty silly things that I did when I was very young.  Sometimes I feel like they just happened yesterday..it's hard to believe how fast times goes by.  I have a question for you? Even though you are in your mid 20's....do you still have the mind of a teenager?  I still feel very very young...and it's funny because when I was younger...people who were like 40 seemed so old to me...but now that I am 30, I still think...wow, 40...but then I realize that I will actually be there in 10 years. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/28/07 at 3:11 pm



don't feel bad...I remember some pretty silly things that I did when I was very young.  Sometimes I feel like they just happened yesterday..it's hard to believe how fast times goes by.  I have a question for you? Even though you are in your mid 20's....do you still have the mind of a teenager?  I still feel very very young...and it's funny because when I was younger...people who were like 40 seemed so old to me...but now that I am 30, I still think...wow, 40...but then I realize that I will actually be there in 10 years. ;D


Yes and no, in both ways.

I have this one side that's really mature, intellectual and advanced in terms of world views and all. Then, there's the other side that is easily amused and likes to goof off (in a good way, of course) and disparages the idea of becoming "one of the authoritive adult figures" of the world. However, those seemingly opposed sides aren't like two people living inside me who want to kill each other. ;D They get along really well, because they're both "me".

I've always had the serious side and the kidlike side. You seem to share them both, too. :)

I can't explain what I'm saying here, but it's like when I was 15 I never acted "excessively 15", so the little bits of me that were like that, I could hold onto easier than some other people, because I never burned out on it. I never got in trouble really or anything, so it's basically just personality traits. It's just as the most "cool" or outrageous trends actually look the most silly later because they defined their era the most. Whereas something more laid back can get away with being dated later.

In some respects, my personality has never changed, but merely improved. If that makes sense?

I know what you mean, too. Probably it's fair to say nobody wants to age, especially if it means getting lumped in with the generations of people who are older and less cool than you. Although I could mostly care less what some 12-year old thinks, I would still hope they would view me as cool or like an older brother-type (just as I did with twentysomethings in 1994), ya know? What bums me out is when I see folks around my age who behave like they're super old or no longer doing fun things. With people like this, their kid years seem like a distant memory. I suppose when it's one of my peers, I take it personally because that can make you feel alot more awkward about the passage of time. It's like I have to fight even harder about myself as if to say, Hey, some of us are still cool! ;)

It depends on the individual, though. I've seen 35-year olds who are like big kids, and there's probably, like 19-year old teachers' aides or managerial types who are authoritive, so it's relative.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/06/07 at 11:42 am




I've always had the serious side and the kidlike side. You seem to share them both, too. :)




Yes..I can relate to that statement.  I have always been "older" for my age (maturity-wise)......and I have always seemed comfortable talking with my parent's friends, and to this day...I am friends with people who are my parent's friends....but on the otherhand, I can still be silly and goofy, and that's when I still feel like I am young, like a teenager. When I look back on my teenage years it doesn't even seem that long ago...and I can still fully relate to how I felt about things during that time in my life.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/06/07 at 11:50 am



Yes..I can relate to that statement.  I have always been "older" for my age (maturity-wise)......and I have always seemed comfortable talking with my parent's friends, and to this day...I am friends with people who are my parent's friends....but on the otherhand, I can still be silly and goofy, and that's when I still feel like I am young, like a teenager. When I look back on my teenage years it doesn't even seem that long ago...and I can still fully relate to how I felt about things during that time in my life.


Wow, I almost forgot about this post, lol (I assumed you'd just been busy lately).

Yeah, I think the key to anything like this is balance. I was always the type who could, let's say watch Dateline or a political speech, then go watch Beavis and Butthead and not miss a beat. ;D

I guess when you've always had both sides (as people like you and I apparently have) it makes transitioning into a different age somewhat easier. When you're totally wild and reckless as a teen, it can make you burn out faster. When you realize you can't do certain things and hence have to "grow up", it can make the change more dramatic. I knew people in high school like that.


P.S. Post #4000 (I just noticed). 8)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/06/07 at 12:04 pm


Wow, I almost forgot about this post, lol (I assumed you'd just been busy lately).

Yeah, I think the key to anything like this is balance. I was always the type who could, let's say watch Dateline or a political speech, then go watch Beavis and Butthead and not miss a beat. ;D

I guess when you've always had both sides (as people like you and I apparently have) it makes transitioning into a different age somewhat easier. When you're totally wild and reckless as a teen, it can make you burn out faster. When you realize you can't do certain things and hence have to "grow up", it can make the change more dramatic. I knew people in high school like that.


P.S. Post #4000 (I just noticed). 8)



yes, I've been pretty busy. We've been doing our Easter play this week at our church...tonight is the final night.

That's a good way of summing it up...I have known people who never could quite grasp the concept that it was time to "grow up"....and they continue to resort to their "wild" ways of their youth/teenage years.  It's funny how we all hold onto things from our younger years though...sort of like a security blanket.  For instance, my husband loves to play video games and he is nearly 29 years old.  Sometimes when I watch him play..I can almost visualize him as a youngster, playing the game...getting all into it, etc. He still seems to get excited over stuff like that.  Then theres me...somedays I would love to be able to pick up a Barbie doll or a My Little Pony, and brush its hair...dress it up, etc....I think we will always carry those characteristics throughout the span of our lives.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/06/07 at 12:19 pm



yes, I've been pretty busy. We've been doing our Easter play this week at our church...tonight is the final night.

That's a good way of summing it up...I have known people who never could quite grasp the concept that it was time to "grow up"....and they continue to resort to their "wild" ways of their youth/teenage years.  It's funny how we all hold onto things from our younger years though...sort of like a security blanket.  For instance, my husband loves to play video games and he is nearly 29 years old.  Sometimes when I watch him play..I can almost visualize him as a youngster, playing the game...getting all into it, etc. He still seems to get excited over stuff like that.  Then theres me...somedays I would love to be able to pick up a Barbie doll or a My Little Pony, and brush its hair...dress it up, etc....I think we will always carry those characteristics throughout the span of our lives.


Oh yeah, good stuff. 8) I forgot about that, but I recall you mentioning it some time ago - good luck, hope it goes well.

Yeah, it's funny it comes up now, but I just ran into this guy I was kinda friends with in high school last week. He was cooler than me at the time, but now when we were catching up, I found out he's now married with a 2 or 3-year old son. Don't get me wrong, he still looks and acts young (hardly any different, really), but his "life" has completely turned around. He's living like one of the adults in every sense of the word, because he had to change some aspects of who he had been then. He's doing good now, and I was glad to hear that. It's really cool, because when we were talking, I couldn't help but think of our talks about this type of thing, lol. ;)


I actually think the younger generations like us hold onto youth symbols stronger, since there's been so much more around in terms of toys or entertainment. Since the 80s, there's more kid-friendly culture. Like my parents even kinda don't always "get" the concept of a younger person feeling "old", but I felt it as early as high school in some limited senses (i.e. some song I liked from 1988 being ten years ago in 1998).

Hey, if it makes you (or Chris) feel any better about the video game thing, my dad played Nintendo games with me and was two decades older than he is now. Ironically, he was the one who got me into it, lol. Looking back now, I'm grateful for things like this, but I also feel guilty for kinda taking it for granted at the time since I knew no different. I guess not too many middle-aged men would have done this. Actually, some family friends of ours did too, this one guy also in his 40s and his son around my age were playing the first Zelda about when we were. But still, that's probably more the exception than the rule.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/06/07 at 1:49 pm

How do you like your coffee?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/06/07 at 1:58 pm


How do you like your coffee?



well...when I drink coffee, I usually use some flavored cream (usually french vanilla)...that makes it very yummy!


But...if I go to Starbucks, my favorite coffee drink is called a caramel machiato.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/06/07 at 3:03 pm



well...when I drink coffee, I usually use some flavored cream (usually french vanilla)...that makes it very yummy!


But...if I go to Starbucks, my favorite coffee drink is called a caramel machiato.


How many sugars?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 04/06/07 at 3:53 pm

Since you're into retro art, and photography, what do you think of Annie Leibowitz's work?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/06/07 at 11:26 pm


How many sugars?



I use Splenda in my coffee...usually 2 packets or so.



Since you're into retro art, and photography, what do you think of Annie Leibowitz's work?


isn't she the one that took the photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono embracing (with John naked)....taken on the morning of his murder?  Yes, her pictures are very interesting to say the least.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/06/07 at 11:27 pm


Oh yeah, good stuff. 8) I forgot about that, but I recall you mentioning it some time ago - good luck, hope it goes well.

Yeah, it's funny it comes up now, but I just ran into this guy I was kinda friends with in high school last week. He was cooler than me at the time, but now when we were catching up, I found out he's now married with a 2 or 3-year old son. Don't get me wrong, he still looks and acts young (hardly any different, really), but his "life" has completely turned around. He's living like one of the adults in every sense of the word, because he had to change some aspects of who he had been then. He's doing good now, and I was glad to hear that. It's really cool, because when we were talking, I couldn't help but think of our talks about this type of thing, lol. ;)


I actually think the younger generations like us hold onto youth symbols stronger, since there's been so much more around in terms of toys or entertainment. Since the 80s, there's more kid-friendly culture. Like my parents even kinda don't always "get" the concept of a younger person feeling "old", but I felt it as early as high school in some limited senses (i.e. some song I liked from 1988 being ten years ago in 1998).

Hey, if it makes you (or Chris) feel any better about the video game thing, my dad played Nintendo games with me and was two decades older than he is now. Ironically, he was the one who got me into it, lol. Looking back now, I'm grateful for things like this, but I also feel guilty for kinda taking it for granted at the time since I knew no different. I guess not too many middle-aged men would have done this. Actually, some family friends of ours did too, this one guy also in his 40s and his son around my age were playing the first Zelda about when we were. But still, that's probably more the exception than the rule.



I think it's cute when grown men do child-like things, when it comes to spending time with their child....that's very nice. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/07/07 at 6:41 am



I use Splenda in my coffee...usually 2 packets or so.


isn't she the one that took the photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono embracing (with John naked)....taken on the morning of his murder?  Yes, her pictures are very interesting to say the least.


So you've seen the photo of John and Yoko in the nude,Don't they look hideous? ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/07/07 at 9:51 pm


So you've seen the photo of John and Yoko in the nude,Don't they look hideous? ;D



actually, I think it is a rather charming picture of two people who were totally in love. It's just very sad to think that little did he know, that very day, he would meet his demise. :-\\

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/08/07 at 12:09 am



I think it's cute when grown men do child-like things, when it comes to spending time with their child....that's very nice. :)


Me too. I'm sure I'll be the type to do that with my kids (if I have them) someday. I especially think it's cool when it's from the heart and natural. Sure, some of them are good sports, but you can tell they're like Hey, this isn't really my thing, but I'm doin' it for the kid.

That's why I guess it sometimes saddens me to see youngish people (sometimes even as young as 19 or 20 in some people) to kinda act blowharded towards kids or reject things like that. Especially when adults so much older than that were more "fun" when I was growing up.

I have a feeling if it weren't for me, dad would've still enjoyed the NES but it wouldn't have been the same. It's ironic how, since my mom was always my "closer" parent in terms of connecting, this was one thing she'd never really picked up on. My dad and I shared that. It was like a bonding thing, the way lots of fathers and sons share sports (which I never had too much of a passion for playing, actually). In fact, one of my fondest memories of that era is when the Nintendo was skyrocketing in popularity back in 1987. That summer (luckily I had no school, lol), the two of us often stayed up until the really early morning hours playing the original Legend Of Zelda, trying to beat certain levels. With mom sorta teasing us about being so into it. ;D

Oddly, not too long ago, I went and reread some of my old Nintendo Power magazines from back in the day. Lots of stuff came right back to me, like stories people sent in. Sure, the hardcore fans were concentrated most heavily on probably 8 or 9 year olds up to the early 30s. However, I remembered how many older people talked about playing it too. Like this one story from 1991 had a 70-something grandma who apparently thought they were silly at first when her grandkids were visiting. Then, out of the blue, she gave it a try and got too into it to remember to give the kids a turn. ;)

When I hear about stuff like that, it's sorta cool and heartwarming in its own way.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/08/07 at 6:52 am



actually, I think it is a rather charming picture of two people who were totally in love. It's just very sad to think that little did he know, that very day, he would meet his demise. :-\\


It's sad to think that It's been 27 years since he died. :(

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/16/07 at 9:50 am

Well...some of the conversation was cut off due to the boards being down, etc....so....I guess we could go to another topic...


any questions? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Gis on 04/16/07 at 2:27 pm

How are you finding your job? Fun? boring?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 04/16/07 at 3:48 pm


isn't she the one that took the photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono embracing (with John naked)....taken on the morning of his murder?  Yes, her pictures are very interesting to say the least.


I believe so.

She also has done shots of Pete Townshend and Peter Gabriel.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/16/07 at 3:50 pm

How's Vaughn doing?  :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/16/07 at 8:13 pm


How are you finding your job? Fun? boring?



Well, it's retail...so it can only be so much fun! ;D  But...all of my co-workers are really nice, and I've made some nice friends while working there....AND, it helps us have extra money...so it's a good thing! :)



I believe so.

She also has done shots of Pete Townshend and Peter Gabriel.



yes, I've seen a few of her photos....most of them are impressive.



How's Vaughn doing?  :)



he's doing pretty well...although I am kind of mad at him today....he was a terror today while we were trying to shop. I was already having a crappy day due to the stupid cold and windy/rainy day we were having...and then on top of it..he was acting like a brat today. >:(  Other than that...he's doing well...he keeps me busy, that's for sure. :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/16/07 at 8:24 pm

^If it helps at all, I used to be like that sometimes too (and I'm not exactly a troublemaker, never have been, lol). Does he sometimes get bratty if he's bored in a store while you're shopping? I was sorta like that if I was stuck with my mom in a clothing store or something.

P.S. Glad you brought this back up - I know the posting kinda screeched to a halt when we lost a page or two from the board crash (like, the Oregon Trail thing).

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/16/07 at 8:26 pm


^If it helps at all, I used to be like that sometimes too (and I'm not exactly a troublemaker, never have been, lol). Does he sometimes get bratty if he's bored in a store while you're shopping? I was sorta like that if I was stuck with my mom in a clothing store or something.

P.S. Glad you brought this back up - I know the posting kinda screeched to a halt when we lost a page or two from the board crash (like, the Oregon Trail thing).



Well...he usually likes to thrift shop with me. I mean, I let him look at books or whatever, while we shop, and I try not to take too long in there....but he was just being such a brat today...I wanted to send him on a one way ticket to anywhere!! ;D  I think he was getting tired though...as soon as we got home...he went to bed.

We hit 2 different Goodwill stores today..and let me tell you...I am sick of them raising their prices. They act like they have gold or something there. I mean, they get these items from Target sometimes...and they act like just because they are new items from Target...that they can charge almost the same that Target was charging for them. I saw this vase and this bowl...and they wanted like $20 for each of them.....they are nuts! ::)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/16/07 at 8:34 pm



Well...he usually likes to thrift shop with me. I mean, I let him look at books or whatever, while we shop, and I try not to take too long in there....but he was just being such a brat today...I wanted to send him on a one way ticket to anywhere!! ;D  I think he was getting tired though...as soon as we got home...he went to bed.

We hit 2 different Goodwill stores today..and let me tell you...I am sick of them raising their prices. They act like they have gold or something there. I mean, they get these items from Target sometimes...and they act like just because they are new items from Target...that they can charge almost the same that Target was charging for them. I saw this vase and this bowl...and they wanted like $20 for each of them.....they are nuts! ::)


Oh yeah, that sucks. Sometimes it's inevitable and unpredictable what they'll charge for too. Like they usually jack up the price of "bigger" items just because they're bigger, lol. Like three-piece boomboxes are always more than the single units, no matter how well they work or what the features are. Furniture can be way overpriced too.


LOL, I can almost imagine that scene in my head with you and Vaughn. I think all 5-year olds have a short attention span somewhat, even well-behaved ones like my past self and him.

I remember the biggest scene I ever threw in my life was when I was about 3 and a half and my mom and I were in the mall (I think in Sears or one of the main stores). I think I've mentioned how I've always been a little creeped out by Tom Petty's Alice in Wonderland music video - well, this was when it was popular, and they had it playing on the stores' TV sets, so it was everywhere.;D I think I, like fell down to the floor begging to go or something, just totally causing a scene. I know my mom was embarrased a little bit at first, lol.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/16/07 at 8:49 pm


Oh yeah, that sucks. Sometimes it's inevitable and unpredictable what they'll charge for too. Like they usually jack up the price of "bigger" items just because they're bigger, lol. Like three-piece boomboxes are always more than the single units, no matter how well they work or what the features are. Furniture can be way overpriced too.


LOL, I can almost imagine that scene in my head with you and Vaughn. I think all 5-year olds have a short attention span somewhat, even well-behaved ones like my past self and him.

I remember the biggest scene I ever threw in my life was when I was about 3 and a half and my mom and I were in the mall (I think in Sears or one of the main stores). I think I've mentioned how I've always been a little creeped out by Tom Petty's Alice in Wonderland music video - well, this was when it was popular, and they had it playing on the stores' TV sets, so it was everywhere.;D I think I, like fell down to the floor begging to go or something, just totally causing a scene. I know my mom was embarrased a little bit at first, lol.


hahaha....that's funny about the Tom Petty video!! LOL!! It's funny to think back on it...but I bet your mom wanted to kill you when it was happening! ;D


Ya, Goodwill and Salvation Army have both been raising their prices like crazy...I mean, this is all donated stuff and they want to make a killing on it. ::)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/16/07 at 9:33 pm


hahaha....that's funny about the Tom Petty video!! LOL!! It's funny to think back on it...but I bet your mom wanted to kill you when it was happening! ;D


Ya, Goodwill and Salvation Army have both been raising their prices like crazy...I mean, this is all donated stuff and they want to make a killing on it. ::)


I think so, yeah, but only for a few seconds. ;D

Luckily it was already known, from when my folks were watching MTV one night and that video came on. I guess the combo of the song and the images freaked me out. Even though I always liked Petty, for years I thought he was this really mean dude because of that song - especially on tons of big screen TVs at once! My mom understood how it could be scary, but my dad was more like "it's no big deal" like alot of dads can be, lol.

This is embarrasing, but several years later, I was afraid to watch VH1 by myself after school because they still aired it all the time in the early '90s. It's one thing for a 3-year old to be afraid of it, but as a 10-year old I felt a little silly.


Yeah, is Salvation Army traditionally more expensive? I've seen pants and shirts that cost more than they would new at Target. It's like why bother.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 04/16/07 at 11:07 pm

It's kind of funny how kids can get so outraged over a box of cereal. At that age, it's the most important thing in the world to them.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/17/07 at 6:49 am

What's Vaughn's favorite cereal?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/17/07 at 8:28 am





Yeah, is Salvation Army traditionally more expensive? I've seen pants and shirts that cost more than they would new at Target. It's like why bother.



Yes, they tend to be...especially with clothing...however, Goodwill has been raising their prices around here as well.  For instance, a pair of jeans is around $6-$7...I mean, ya...that's still cheap...but they are USED. ::)  They tend to think that their housewares should be justifiable to overcharge just because they came from Target....half of them are in crappy shape...but they still up the price due to where they came from.



It's kind of funny how kids can get so outraged over a box of cereal. At that age, it's the most important thing in the world to them.


huh? ???


What's Vaughn's favorite cereal?


whatever I buy him...he really doesn't have a favorite.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 04/17/07 at 11:11 am


huh? ???


Many kids throw tantrums while grocery shopping because their parents won't buy them a specific food (Often a certain kind of cereal...)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 04/17/07 at 11:12 am


Many kids throw tantrums while grocery shopping because their parents won't buy them a specific food (Often a certain kind of cereal...)


You say this like someone who speaks from experience...  ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 04/17/07 at 11:14 am


You say this like someone who speaks from experience...   ;D


I probably was one of those kids, I really don't know! But, there is that TV stereotype...

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/17/07 at 1:47 pm


I probably was one of those kids, I really don't know! But, there is that TV stereotype...



Like Mikey who enjoyed Life Cereal and Trix are for kids.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/17/07 at 10:53 pm


Many kids throw tantrums while grocery shopping because their parents won't buy them a specific food (Often a certain kind of cereal...)




oh ok...well, we didn't go grocery shopping...we were thrift shopping...and Vaughn was jumping on matresses. :-\\

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/17/07 at 11:17 pm

^For some reason, that visual is funny to me.;D

Speaking of cereals, I never had a perennial favorite, but I remembered occasionally groaning a little if we were getting one I didn't like. ;)



Yes, they tend to be...especially with clothing...however, Goodwill has been raising their prices around here as well.  For instance, a pair of jeans is around $6-$7...I mean, ya...that's still cheap...but they are USED. ::)  They tend to think that their housewares should be justifiable to overcharge just because they came from Target....half of them are in crappy shape...but they still up the price due to where they came from.


Yeah, their logic is a little flawed, lol - but I guess they think since they received it "new" or at least from a store that would sell them new, that they can charge just as much. I'd say jeans are closer to 10 bucks around here, so I guess I've got it even worse there.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/17/07 at 11:40 pm


^For some reason, that visual is funny to me.;D

Speaking of cereals, I never had a perennial favorite, but I remembered occasionally groaning a little if we were getting one I didn't like. ;)

Yeah, their logic is a little flawed, lol - but I guess they think since they received it "new" or at least from a store that would sell them new, that they can charge just as much. I'd say jeans are closer to 10 bucks around here, so I guess I've got it even worse there.




ya, they sell new mattresses and they were stacked like this:    ______
                                                                              ______
                                                                      _______


sort of like a big staircase...well, he was being so bad....he ran and jumped on the first one...and then proceeded to run to the next one, and then the top one...he was like at the top of the store...it was SO high....I could have died...I was SO mad at him.  I removed him from the scene promptly, paid for my stuff..and left.

My favorite cereals when I was young....were those Count Chocula, Frankenberry, and Boo Berry ones. :D

Holy Cow!! $10 for a pair of used jeans....talk about highway robbery. ::)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 04/18/07 at 3:38 am


My favorite cereals when I was young....were those Count Chocula, Frankenberry, and Boo Berry ones. :D


Mine were Golden Grahams and anything with cartoon characters. (I now regret liking Smurfs cereal.....)

Holy Cow!! $10 for a pair of used jeans....talk about highway robbery. ::)

You think that's bad?
It costs a whole month's pay in Russia, just for Levi's!

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/18/07 at 6:41 am


Mine were Golden Grahams and anything with cartoon characters. (I now regret liking Smurfs cereal.....)

You think that's bad?
It costs a whole month's pay in Russia, just for Levi's!


Mine was Sugar Frosted Flakes.That was my sugar intake. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/18/07 at 11:39 am


Mine were Golden Grahams and anything with cartoon characters. (I now regret liking Smurfs cereal.....)

You think that's bad?
It costs a whole month's pay in Russia, just for Levi's!



ya, but we were talking about thrift stores...I can't believe that they are $10 a pair in Cali....here they are $7 and I thought that was bad enough...for USED jeans. ::)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 04/18/07 at 4:57 pm


ya, but we were talking about thrift stores...I can't believe that they are $10 a pair in Cali....here they are $7 and I thought that was bad enough...for USED jeans. ::)


So was I.

I had a pen pal in Lithuania, and he told me about how old, torn-up, shredded Levi's went for the equivalent of $500 over there. I can only imagine what NEW ones cost!

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/18/07 at 6:39 pm

I think In New York,used jeans in thrift stores are about a little bit more than $10.00.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/18/07 at 10:09 pm


So was I.

I had a pen pal in Lithuania, and he told me about how old, torn-up, shredded Levi's went for the equivalent of $500 over there. I can only imagine what NEW ones cost!



man...that's totally insane! :o

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 04/19/07 at 4:18 am


man...that's totally insane! :o


I imagine it'd be the same as if we were trying to get authentic vodka, or an etching of Gorbachev's birthmark.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/19/07 at 4:37 am


I imagine it'd be the same as if we were trying to get authentic vodka, or an etching of Gorbachev's birthmark.


I wonder if they have pencil rubbings of Gorbachev's birthmark?  ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/19/07 at 6:19 am


I wonder if they have pencil rubbings of Gorbachev's birthmark?   ;D


I thought that was a purple blotch on his head?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/19/07 at 2:13 pm


I thought that was a purple blotch on his head?


it's a birthmark....which speaking of birthmarks....I have one on my right knee...but it's not purple...it's brown...and I hated it when I was young...well, I still don't really like it.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 04/19/07 at 2:17 pm


it's a birthmark....which speaking of birthmarks....I have one on my right knee...but it's not purple...it's brown...and I hated it when I was young...well, I still don't really like it.


So does Melissa.
Mine is on my left temple...not very big, shaped kinda like a crescent.
Teela's "strawberry" is on top of her head, so as she gets older, it will be covered by her hair.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/19/07 at 2:21 pm


So does Melissa.
Mine is on my left temple...not very big, shaped kinda like a crescent.
Teela's "strawberry" is on top of her head, so as she gets older, it will be covered by her hair.



wow...your wife has one on her right knee? That's something. There was only one person that I knew of that had almost the EXACT birthmark that I had...on the same knee...the same shape...the same color....it was this lifeguard named Jill that used to work at this pool we went to every summer....we used to compare birthmarks! LOL! :D ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/19/07 at 7:59 pm


it's a birthmark....which speaking of birthmarks....I have one on my right knee...but it's not purple...it's brown...and I hated it when I was young...well, I still don't really like it.


But how do you get those? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/19/07 at 8:00 pm




ya, they sell new mattresses and they were stacked like this:    ______
                                                                              ______
                                                                      _______


sort of like a big staircase...well, he was being so bad....he ran and jumped on the first one...and then proceeded to run to the next one, and then the top one...he was like at the top of the store...it was SO high....I could have died...I was SO mad at him.  I removed him from the scene promptly, paid for my stuff..and left.

My favorite cereals when I was young....were those Count Chocula, Frankenberry, and Boo Berry ones. :D

Holy Cow!! $10 for a pair of used jeans....talk about highway robbery. ::)


I get the feeling he does that stuff out of being tired or bored, more than rebelling (speaking from personal experience again ;D ), but yeah, I'd probably have been annoyed in your place too by that.

Whenever I get cereals now, I still go for the "good" ones (i.e. Fruit Loops or anything that tends to have sugar in it, lol), but I always get at least one healthy box too, just to balance it out. Then I don't feel quite as guilty about overloading on sugar. ;)

Yeah, I almost never buy used pants for that reason (instead just sticking to shirts, although I've occasionally gotten good shorts in the Summer). Salvation Army is even more. I'd say they're 12-14 bucks on used pants, and some aren't even that good to begin with. Most Goodwills have in the late singles or $10.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/19/07 at 8:01 pm


But how do you get those? ???


Birthmarks are just that - in that they're formed before birth on the skin, so they'll always be there.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/19/07 at 8:01 pm


I get the feeling he does that stuff out of being tired or bored, more than rebelling (speaking from personal experience again ;D ), but yeah, I'd probably have been annoyed in your place too by that.

Whenever I get cereals now, I still go for the "good" ones (i.e. Fruit Loops or anything that tends to have sugar in it, lol), but I always get at least one healthy box too, just to balance it out. Then I don't feel quite as guilty about overloading on sugar. ;)

Yeah, I almost never buy used pants for that reason (instead just sticking to shirts, although I've occasionally gotten good shorts in the Summer). Salvation Army is even more. I'd say they're 12-14 bucks on used pants, and some aren't even that good to begin with. Most Goodwills have in the late singles or $10.


I love Froot Loops.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 04/19/07 at 11:04 pm


Birthmarks are just that - in that they're formed before birth on the skin, so they'll always be there.


Not all of them.

My daughter has a "strawberry", which is due to the veins in that area growing faster than the rest of the area.
As she continues to grow, her hair will cover it up, and it will flesh out more.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/20/07 at 9:15 pm


But how do you get those? ???



you are born with them, Howard. :)



I get the feeling he does that stuff out of being tired or bored, more than rebelling (speaking from personal experience again ;D ), but yeah, I'd probably have been annoyed in your place too by that.

Whenever I get cereals now, I still go for the "good" ones (i.e. Fruit Loops or anything that tends to have sugar in it, lol), but I always get at least one healthy box too, just to balance it out. Then I don't feel quite as guilty about overloading on sugar. ;)

Yeah, I almost never buy used pants for that reason (instead just sticking to shirts, although I've occasionally gotten good shorts in the Summer). Salvation Army is even more. I'd say they're 12-14 bucks on used pants, and some aren't even that good to begin with. Most Goodwills have in the late singles or $10.


Yes, you are right...he gets bored very easily (as I do too)...he's a very smart kid...and he always has to be entertained...also, when he gets overly tired or hungry, he gets that way too.

Regarding cereals...yes, I try to get the healthier ones as well..Vaughn tends to not like the ones that are all sugar...I guess I've trained him well! ;)

Wow...that's a LOT for used pants...yes, Salvation Army is more expensive here as well.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/26/07 at 1:08 am

Don't wanna let this die (must've forgot to respond last time). ;)



Yes, you are right...he gets bored very easily (as I do too)...he's a very smart kid...and he always has to be entertained...also, when he gets overly tired or hungry, he gets that way too.

Regarding cereals...yes, I try to get the healthier ones as well..Vaughn tends to not like the ones that are all sugar...I guess I've trained him well! ;)

Wow...that's a LOT for used pants...yes, Salvation Army is more expensive here as well.


It's ironic about sugary stuff, because I've come to reject it more and more with time. Nowadays, I always feel guilty about having too much of it, but at Vaughn's age I usually couldn't get enough. ;) For example, I loved sodas from about age 4-11, but I took this sharp left turn when I was 12, getting more into sparkling water like those Calistogas (which fit for the nature-themed, health conscious '90s anyway, lol).

But yeah, I think he's more likely to not be as into "bad" stuff because he never had it that much to begin with.

I've often heard that getting bored easily is actually a sign of intelligence (like I've heard about how people like Einstein were bored in school all the time) because you're always looking for something else to do. Probably by the time he's in high school, I'll bet anything he's gonna start talking about stories like this as part of his childhood memories (just like I do now). What are the chances of hearing this someday:

"Oh man, back when I was a little kid, like in 2006 or 2007, me and my mom used to go to thrift stores all the time to get clothes, books and stuff like that. She loved it there, and I had so much fun too, even though I never sat still for more than 5 minutes and probably drove her crazy!"

8) ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/26/07 at 8:21 am


Don't wanna let this die (must've forgot to respond last time). ;)

It's ironic about sugary stuff, because I've come to reject it more and more with time. Nowadays, I always feel guilty about having too much of it, but at Vaughn's age I usually couldn't get enough. ;) For example, I loved sodas from about age 4-11, but I took this sharp left turn when I was 12, getting more into sparkling water like those Calistogas (which fit for the nature-themed, health conscious '90s anyway, lol).

But yeah, I think he's more likely to not be as into "bad" stuff because he never had it that much to begin with.

I've often heard that getting bored easily is actually a sign of intelligence (like I've heard about how people like Einstein were bored in school all the time) because you're always looking for something else to do. Probably by the time he's in high school, I'll bet anything he's gonna start talking about stories like this as part of his childhood memories (just like I do now). What are the chances of hearing this someday:

"Oh man, back when I was a little kid, like in 2006 or 2007, me and my mom used to go to thrift stores all the time to get clothes, books and stuff like that. She loved it there, and I had so much fun too, even though I never sat still for more than 5 minutes and probably drove her crazy!"

8) ;D



hahaha...yes, I can see him saying that. The funny thing is that even though he gets restless...he loves going with me. He's probably the only person that can stay at a thrift store the longest with me, without saying, "ok..let's go."  ;D

I think he will be very smart in school...he catches on very quickly to things. His dad is pretty smart, he's into computer programming, and such.  Vaughn is very shy though, around people. For instance, he won't sing or dance around anyone else...but at home...he always wants to dance...and in the car, he knows all the words to certain songs..which he sings his little heart out with. LOL!  I just hope that once he starts kindergarten (this fall), that he will grow out of that a bit. He's the type of child that you can't force to do anything. You have to let him sit back and watch for a bit..and then usually he will join in on the activity.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/26/07 at 8:51 am



hahaha...yes, I can see him saying that. The funny thing is that even though he gets restless...he loves going with me. He's probably the only person that can stay at a thrift store the longest with me, without saying, "ok..let's go."   ;D

I think he will be very smart in school...he catches on very quickly to things. His dad is pretty smart, he's into computer programming, and such.  Vaughn is very shy though, around people. For instance, he won't sing or dance around anyone else...but at home...he always wants to dance...and in the car, he knows all the words to certain songs..which he sings his little heart out with. LOL!  I just hope that once he starts kindergarten (this fall), that he will grow out of that a bit. He's the type of child that you can't force to do anything. You have to let him sit back and watch for a bit..and then usually he will join in on the activity.


The more I hear about it, the more I think he sounds like me in all the ways you described. I think with many people, shyness actually comes from not quite knowing how to react to something when you actually do want to. Like because you're smart, you're thinking about everything at once, so it's overwhelming if that makes sense.

For me, when I was younger (as a kid, and even later when I was as old as 14 or 15 in a reduced extent) I had a tendency to be shy around girls/women, even in casual settings, when I was totally fine at home or elsewhere. For instance, if my parents and I went out to Denny's, and I thought our waitress was cute, I'd pretend to forget something in the car, or suddenly "had to go to the bathroom". Yeah, after awhile they caught on. ;D At school, I was such a dork sometimes to get their attention. At least until I knew them better, I wasn't as comfortable just going up and talking to them.

Obviously I'm different today and usually pretty outgoing, but even now, there's plenty of times I can be shy if I'm not comfortable with a given situation (i.e. not knowing anyone, not quite knowing how to get a conversation rolling), although I usually warm up pretty quick if I sense people are cool with me. I'm also not normally the type to just go right into something, but if other people are into it, then usually I'll join the crowd too.

So yeah, I think perhaps the answer lies in that he only feels comfortable enough to totally be himself around you guys or other family members. Maybe his reasons aren't exactly like mine were, but I can see him as a younger me in a few senses.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/26/07 at 9:19 am


The more I hear about it, the more I think he sounds like me in all the ways you described. I think with many people, shyness actually comes from not quite knowing how to react to something when you actually do want to. Like because you're smart, you're thinking about everything at once, so it's overwhelming if that makes sense.

For me, when I was younger (as a kid, and even later when I was as old as 14 or 15 in a reduced extent) I had a tendency to be shy around girls/women, even in casual settings, when I was totally fine at home or elsewhere. For instance, if my parents and I went out to Denny's, and I thought our waitress was cute, I'd pretend to forget something in the car, or suddenly "had to go to the bathroom". Yeah, after awhile they caught on. ;D At school, I was such a dork sometimes to get their attention. At least until I knew them better, I wasn't as comfortable just going up and talking to them.

Obviously I'm different today and usually pretty outgoing, but even now, there's plenty of times I can be shy if I'm not comfortable with a given situation (i.e. not knowing anyone, not quite knowing how to get a conversation rolling), although I usually warm up pretty quick if I sense people are cool with me. I'm also not normally the type to just go right into something, but if other people are into it, then usually I'll join the crowd too.

So yeah, I think perhaps the answer lies in that he only feels comfortable enough to totally be himself around you guys or other family members. Maybe his reasons aren't exactly like mine were, but I can see him as a younger me in a few senses.


Yes, I can see him growing up like that. See, his parents are both what I would classify as shy...around most people...so he takes after them, I suppose.  It takes a while for him to warm up to individuals, as you said you were the same way.  Hey, if he turns out to be like you...that would be fine with me...because you are a cool guy! 8) ;)

I hope that he allows himself to get involved in activities in school (sports, music, arts, etc.)...and doesn't remain so shy that he ends up missing out on great activities.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/26/07 at 7:10 pm

What is your favorite pastime?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/26/07 at 7:26 pm


What is your favorite pastime?



doing stuff with my family, taking pictures, going for rides in the car, going antique/thrift shopping, making jewelry, exploring defunct places, reading.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: lorac61469 on 04/26/07 at 7:47 pm



doing stuff with my family, taking pictures, going for rides in the car, going antique/thrift shopping, making jewelry, exploring defunct places, reading.


I knew all of those things about you except for the jewelry making.

What kind do you make, do you have photos and do you sell it?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/26/07 at 7:53 pm



doing stuff with my family, taking pictures, going for rides in the car, going antique/thrift shopping, making jewelry, exploring defunct places, reading.



What kind of pictures do you take? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/26/07 at 7:56 pm


I knew all of those things about you except for the jewelry making.

What kind do you make, do you have photos and do you sell it?


I make unique earrings (like out of stuff like guitar picks, zippers, etc)...I make necklaces out of magazines and other items and beads...and yes I sell it, along with body jewelry that I buy in bulk. I will have to take some pictures of them soon! :)



What kind of pictures do you take? ???


just about anything Howard...my family, nature, buildings, scenery, etc.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/26/07 at 8:27 pm


Yes, I can see him growing up like that. See, his parents are both what I would classify as shy...around most people...so he takes after them, I suppose.  It takes a while for him to warm up to individuals, as you said you were the same way.  Hey, if he turns out to be like you...that would be fine with me...because you are a cool guy! 8) ;)

I hope that he allows himself to get involved in activities in school (sports, music, arts, etc.)...and doesn't remain so shy that he ends up missing out on great activities.


Aw thanks, you're sweet :) - but I'm not sure you'd want a younger "me" running around all the time. ;D

I'm getting the impression that he feels like he has to trust people before he's entirely comfortable being himself. Which again, I can identify with from personal experience. Although moreso in the past, even to this day, the way I am can be "conditional" based on the environment I'm in at the moment. It can also change fairly easily if something around me does. I can't fully explain what I'm saying...but it's like, I can still be a little shy around people if I don't know what to say, but if one of them engages me in a conversation, I can rapidly change and have it be like I'm hanging with old friends. Almost in a heartbeat, lol. I'm almost always to one extreme and not inbetween too often.

But yeah, the more social experience I got, the more comfortable I became more often. I'm sure it'll be the same deal with him.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/26/07 at 8:30 pm


Aw thanks, you're sweet :) - but I'm not sure you'd want a younger "me" running around all the time. ;D

I'm getting the impression that he feels like he has to trust people before he's entirely comfortable being himself. Which again, I can identify with from personal experience. Although moreso in the past, even to this day, the way I am can be "conditional" based on the environment I'm in at the moment. It can also change fairly easily if something around me does. I can't fully explain what I'm saying...but it's like, I can still be a little shy around people if I don't know what to say, but if one of them engages me in a conversation, I can rapidly change and have it be like I'm hanging with old friends. Almost in a heartbeat, lol. I'm almost always to one extreme and not inbetween too often.

But yeah, the more social experience I got, the more comfortable I became more often. I'm sure it'll be the same deal with him.



Yes..I think trust is a big issue...especially with what he has been through and all. I think once he feels secure with the situation and his surroundings...then he warms up. For example...this past Halloween we got him this awesome Spiderman costume. He was totally excited for months prior to Halloween...then the big day came..and he refused to put it on. I tried to not make a big deal out of it...and then FINALLY...FINALLY....he put on the costume and went trick-or-treating. LOL! I think I may have to talk to his kindergarten teacher prior to the start of school, and maybe warn her about this...so that he isn't forced to do anything...etc.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/26/07 at 8:42 pm



Yes..I think trust is a big issue...especially with what he has been through and all. I think once he feels secure with the situation and his surroundings...then he warms up. For example...this past Halloween we got him this awesome Spiderman costume. He was totally excited for months prior to Halloween...then the big day came..and he refused to put it on. I tried to not make a big deal out of it...and then FINALLY...FINALLY....he put on the costume and went trick-or-treating. LOL! I think I may have to talk to his kindergarten teacher prior to the start of school, and maybe warn her about this...so that he isn't forced to do anything...etc.


Yeah, that makes perfect sense. Maybe his indecisiveness about the costume was that he just didn't yet feel comfortable, or changed his mind at the last minute. He has gotten better in the time you've had him though, right?

Are you guys enrolling him in a public school? I almost wonder if he might adapt better (at least for awhile) in a special Ed classroom, if not a private school - which I was in from grade 1-3, and Special Ed for the rest of Elementary. Then again, perhaps as long as the teachers are aware of certain things about him, he'll do okay.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/26/07 at 8:46 pm


Yeah, that makes perfect sense. Maybe his indecisiveness about the costume was that he just didn't yet feel comfortable, or changed his mind at the last minute. He has gotten better in the time you've had him though, right?

Are you guys enrolling him in a public school? I almost wonder if he might adapt better (at least for awhile) in a special Ed classroom, if not a private school - which I was in from grade 1-3, and Special Ed for the rest of Elementary. Then again, perhaps as long as the teachers are aware of certain things about him, he'll do okay.



We are sending him to public school for now....because we just can't afford private school right now...however, I'd like to maybe enroll him in private school once the funds become available. I think he will probably end up excelling in school though, no matter where he goes..he's very intelligent...and seems to very quickly grasp things..even beyond his years.

Yes..he's gotten better over the years that we have had him.  He's not shy with us at all...he always wants to act goofy at home and such. He brings out the kid in me all the time! :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/26/07 at 9:05 pm

Yeah, that sounds like a good plan. He really sounds like a smart kid from everything I've heard (my mind perceives him as being 6 or 7 more than age 5), so I'm sure some stuff at school will be a breeze for him.

I guess he reinforces the kid in you 'cause I'm guessing it would always be there anyway. ;) Not to mention you could probably still pass for 19.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/26/07 at 9:09 pm


Yeah, that sounds like a good plan. He really sounds like a smart kid from everything I've heard (my mind perceives him as being 6 or 7 more than age 5), so I'm sure some stuff at school will be a breeze for him.

I guess he reinforces the kid in you 'cause I'm guessing it would always be there anyway. ;) Not to mention you could probably still pass for 19.


hahaah...it's funny that you mention that younger looking thing...I was at work yesterday and was talking to two of my co-workers and the whole age thing came up. So I asked them how old they thought I was....and they both said around 21-23ish...I just laughed and told them my real age...and they were amazed. Man, I hope this keeps up with me..even when I'm a lot older.  But ya...I still like to act young, when the time is right and everything! LOL! :P

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/26/07 at 9:14 pm

^ That's cool. I think it's just as much about personality and how one carries themselves as how they actually look to which our age is perceived. Lots of 30 year olds now are very youngish and it's not even thought of as a big deal.

I get the same thing too, like getting carded everywhere, or still getting called "kid" or "sweetie" by 40-year olds. I've heard people my age complain about that stuff. I guess in some instances I can see why, but it's like hey, I'm enjoying this while it lasts. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/26/07 at 9:18 pm


^ That's cool. I think it's just as much about personality and how one carries themselves as how they actually look to which our age is perceived. Lots of 30 year olds now are very youngish and it's not even thought of as a big deal.

I get the same thing too, like getting carded everywhere, or still getting called "kid" or "sweetie" by 40-year olds. I've heard people my age complain about that stuff. I guess in some instances I can see why, but it's like hey, I'm enjoying this while it lasts. ;)



speaking of being called, "Sweetie", etc...do you find that a lot of waitresses (no matter how old they are)...call you that? I get that all the time..even from ones that are younger than me! LOL! :P ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/26/07 at 9:21 pm



speaking of being called, "Sweetie", etc...do you find that a lot of waitresses (no matter how old they are)...call you that? I get that all the time..even from ones that are younger than me! LOL! :P ;D


I never noticed that before, but that's true, huh? ;) I wonder if they do it purposefully, or maybe certain types of diners and restaurants have a more "comfy" feeling. I guess with me, since I work in a secondhand record store and at Blockbuster, it stands out a little more, lol.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/26/07 at 9:24 pm


I never noticed that before, but that's true, huh? ;) I wonder if they do it purposefully, or maybe certain types of diners and restaurants have a more "comfy" feeling. I guess with me, since I work in a secondhand record store and at Blockbuster, it stands out a little more, lol.



ya, it seems like everytime I eat out in a restaurant...they are calling me "honey" or "sweetie"...etc...it's very humorous! I mean, if it's an older woman..than I usually think nothing of it...but when some teenage girl calls me that..I wanna chuckle a bit. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/26/07 at 9:27 pm



ya, it seems like everytime I eat out in a restaurant...they are calling me "honey" or "sweetie"...etc...it's very humorous! I mean, if it's an older woman..than I usually think nothing of it...but when some teenage girl calls me that..I wanna chuckle a bit. ;D


Yeah, that might seem awkward. If they're conscious about it, they probably think you're not that much ahead of them (which I guess you're still not, in the grand scheme of things) and it's like they're talking to their big sister or something. I guess anyone can be vaguely in a peer group or a sibling group if they're within 10 or 12 years of them.

Then again, I wonder if perhaps the younger chicks pick it up from the older waitresses and don't even realize it, lol.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 04/27/07 at 1:59 am

What are the biggest issues you find Vaughn is going through, at this time?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/27/07 at 6:16 am

What kind of future do you see with Vaughn? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/27/07 at 8:52 am



Then again, I wonder if perhaps the younger chicks pick it up from the older waitresses and don't even realize it, lol.



Yes...I totally think that is the deal! ;)


What are the biggest issues you find Vaughn is going through, at this time?


Well, he will be five in a few weeks...and I have noticed the big attitude problem starting to arise.  He is very smart-mouthed sometimes. He also doesn't listen to me..it usually takes me saying things 5 times before he will acknowledge me. It's pretty frustrating. :-\\


What kind of future do you see with Vaughn? ???


You mean for his future?  I see him one day having a great career, because he is really intelligent. His father is a computer programmer...so if he follows in his footsteps...he might end up doing something like that...but who knows? LOL!

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: lorac61469 on 04/28/07 at 9:34 am


I make unique earrings (like out of stuff like guitar picks, zippers, etc)...I make necklaces out of magazines and other items and beads...and yes I sell it, along with body jewelry that I buy in bulk. I will have to take some pictures of them soon! :)




Cool, I'd love to see it and maybe buy some.  :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/28/07 at 10:34 pm

Do you see him getting a girlfriend in his later years?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/28/07 at 10:35 pm


Do you see him getting a girlfriend in his later years?



Oh, I am sure he will have quite a few. He's already a little heartbreaker! LOL! There's this little girl at our church...she's a year older than him....they run around holding hands and saying words in Spanish...it's WAY cute! :D ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/28/07 at 11:16 pm



Oh, I am sure he will have quite a few. He's already a little heartbreaker! LOL! There's this little girl at our church...she's a year older than him....they run around holding hands and saying words in Spanish...it's WAY cute! :D ;D


Hey, that's cool. Does she like him just as much too?

He's already ahead of me when I was 5, lol. Although that mirrors me in a way too. The closest thing I had to a girlfriend at that age was the daughter of some of my parents' friends. We all hung out in those days, and she was also a year older than me. I knew her so I wasn't really shy (plus, we had alot in common, like little pranks we did, she even liked alot of the same music as me), but I sure was when it came to girls at school. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/28/07 at 11:18 pm


Hey, that's cool. Does she like him just as much too?

He's already ahead of me when I was 5, lol. Although that mirrors me in a way too. The closest thing I had to a girlfriend at that age was the daughter of some of my parents' friends. We all hung out in those days, and she was also a year older than me. I knew her so I wasn't really shy (plus, we had alot in common, like little pranks we did, she even liked alot of the same music as me), but I sure was when it came to girls at school. ;)


ya, they like to hang around each other at church..in a few weeks (when Vaughn turns 5) they will be in the same sunday school class. She's a real cute little girl...I was thinking about inviting her over the house this summer so that they can play on the swingset...he doesn't have any friends around here yet.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/29/07 at 5:46 am

Are you gellin'? ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/29/07 at 9:20 pm


Are you gellin'? ;D



No, McMellin..I'm not gellin'...but try yellin' it at Helen!! ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/29/07 at 10:00 pm

Do you think it's good to work part time or full time?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/29/07 at 10:08 pm


Do you think it's good to work part time or full time?



I think both/either are good. I mean, I only work part-time right now...I will probably go to full-time when Vaughn starts school this fall..infact, I might have another job lined up (being a classroom aid at a private school)....I wouldn't sweat it Howard..just do your best..and one day they might offer you full-time. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/29/07 at 10:28 pm



I think both/either are good. I mean, I only work part-time right now...I will probably go to full-time when Vaughn starts school this fall..infact, I might have another job lined up (being a classroom aid at a private school)....I wouldn't sweat it Howard..just do your best..and one day they might offer you full-time. :)


That's all I could.Maybe in the near future with Pathmark if they see me doing a good job they could add 3 more days to my 4 making it full time,How does that sound to you?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/29/07 at 10:30 pm


That's all I could.Maybe in the near future with Pathmark if they see me doing a good job they could add 3 more days to my 4 making it full time,How does that sound to you?


I think that sounds like a good plan, Howard.  Companies like people who put forth an effort to work..and I'm sure, if you let them know that you are interested in more hours, for the near future...they will consider you. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 04/30/07 at 4:56 am

I gotta ask ya, Erin- just exactly where did the "WooT" come from?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/30/07 at 5:57 am


I think that sounds like a good plan, Howard.  Companies like people who put forth an effort to work..and I'm sure, if you let them know that you are interested in more hours, for the near future...they will consider you. :)


Give or take about 6 months or so to let me get established in this job and I'll talk it over with my job coach and supervisor.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/30/07 at 6:55 am


ya, they like to hang around each other at church..in a few weeks (when Vaughn turns 5) they will be in the same sunday school class. She's a real cute little girl...I was thinking about inviting her over the house this summer so that they can play on the swingset...he doesn't have any friends around here yet.


Aw cool, sounds like fun for him. I'm sure he'll enjoy not only getting to be around her, but having a new friend in general. Usually first friends tend to be even more special and long-lasting (that's another story he can nostalgize 10 years from now, lol). Obviously a single year doesn't make a true difference, but does he look up to her at all since she's "older"?



I think both/either are good. I mean, I only work part-time right now...I will probably go to full-time when Vaughn starts school this fall..infact, I might have another job lined up (being a classroom aid at a private school)....I wouldn't sweat it Howard..just do your best..and one day they might offer you full-time. :)


Right on, how'd you get that going? I think that'd be a nice environment for both you and the kids (I went to a Private school myself from 1st-3rd grade). If I recall you saying so, the thrift store job is just for some extra money in the meantime, right?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: karen on 04/30/07 at 7:13 am




Well, he will be five in a few weeks...and I have noticed the big attitude problem starting to arise.  He is very smart-mouthed sometimes. He also doesn't listen to me..it usually takes me saying things 5 times before he will acknowledge me. It's pretty frustrating. :-\\



I'm gathering it's a boy thing.  James is bad for not listening or at least not reacting when he is asked or told something.  Apparently the head teacher has even remarked upon it  :o

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 04/30/07 at 3:45 pm

Have you ever volunteered before?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/30/07 at 5:21 pm


I gotta ask ya, Erin- just exactly where did the "WooT" come from?



hahaa..I'm not even sure..I've heard people say it before, and I thought it was funny. We used to have this manager at work that would always yell, "WOO WOO"...she was hilarious....so, that's sorta similiar to the "Woot" thing!  ;D  :D


Give or take about 6 months or so to let me get established in this job and I'll talk it over with my job coach and supervisor.


that sounds like a good plan, Howard. :)



Right on, how'd you get that going? I think that'd be a nice environment for both you and the kids (I went to a Private school myself from 1st-3rd grade). If I recall you saying so, the thrift store job is just for some extra money in the meantime, right?


Well...this lady at our church is the adminstrator for the school...so she said that if they are going to do some hiring come this fall...she will definitely keep me in mind. I almost had a job there over a year ago...and I was just gonna bring Vaughn along with me...but he wasn't completely potty trained at the time..and he needed to be.  So ya, I hope it all works out.  Right now I work at a discount retail store...about 3-4 days a week..ya, it's just a part-time job to bring in some extra cash and stuff. :)


I'm gathering it's a boy thing.  James is bad for not listening or at least not reacting when he is asked or told something.  Apparently the head teacher has even remarked upon it  :o


oh, that drives me crazy too! He has been not listening to me and turning into a little smart mouth lately....AH KIDS!!! :D
Have you ever volunteered before?


um....I don't think I have Howard. It's a nice thing to do though, if you have the time. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/30/07 at 11:20 pm



Well...this lady at our church is the adminstrator for the school...so she said that if they are going to do some hiring come this fall...she will definitely keep me in mind. I almost had a job there over a year ago...and I was just gonna bring Vaughn along with me...but he wasn't completely potty trained at the time..and he needed to be.  So ya, I hope it all works out.  Right now I work at a discount retail store...about 3-4 days a week..ya, it's just a part-time job to bring in some extra cash and stuff. :)


Oh, sounds great - it's nice to have connections like that, isn't it? Fingers crossed for ya. I could see you really enjoying that. I imagine Elementary wouldn't be too hard, plus you guys get to do more "fun" stuff like painting, snacks and napping (I miss that, lol).

From one retail person to another, it's ordinarily fun and social, but it can be tiring sometimes too, can't it?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 05/01/07 at 6:19 am

Where do you see yourself a year from now?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/01/07 at 10:33 pm


Oh, sounds great - it's nice to have connections like that, isn't it? Fingers crossed for ya. I could see you really enjoying that. I imagine Elementary wouldn't be too hard, plus you guys get to do more "fun" stuff like painting, snacks and napping (I miss that, lol).

From one retail person to another, it's ordinarily fun and social, but it can be tiring sometimes too, can't it?



Yes...I am really hoping that it works out too. Yes..retail is okay (I don't mind dealing with customers, etc)...but ya, it can be boring (when things are slow)..and tiring from being on your feet alot.


Where do you see yourself a year from now?


hopefully with another job..more hours, etc....maybe less in debt...perhaps having lost some weight....and done a lot around the house that needs done.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/02/07 at 2:39 am

when it came to dating/romancing, who made the first move? you or Chris?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 05/02/07 at 3:21 am

Out of the jobs you have had, which was the "most fun" to you?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/02/07 at 10:39 am


when it came to dating/romancing, who made the first move? you or Chris?



Well, it's actually kind of complicated...you see, I was getting out of a horrible relationship at the time, and a friend of mine at the time was currently chatting with Chris online...and she told me that he lived in the same town as I did...so we just talked online for a while...then we decided to meet and hang out here and there...so it was sort of a mutual thing. :)


Out of the jobs you have had, which was the "most fun" to you?



hmmmm....I would have to say...when I was the assistant manager at a book/gift store. I like being in charge of things and having lots of things to do to fill my day...I worked with some pretty cool people at the time too.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 05/02/07 at 4:33 pm

What does Chris do for a living?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/02/07 at 9:47 pm


What does Chris do for a living?


Right now he does labor work, unloading trucks for a major food distributor. He has been looking for another job that is less physical...but good jobs are hard to get nowadays.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 05/03/07 at 4:19 am

If you could change one feature about yourself- money & technology be damed- what would you change?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 05/03/07 at 6:27 am


Right now he does labor work, unloading trucks for a major food distributor. He has been looking for another job that is less physical...but good jobs are hard to get nowadays.


Is the pay good there?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/03/07 at 9:22 am


If you could change one feature about yourself- money & technology be damed- what would you change?



I am basically happy with myself...except for my extra weight...if only I could one day wake up and have it gone, and be nice and thin...I would be really happy.  I wouldn't even have to be skinny....I mean, it's good to have a little meat on your bones. I get discouraged though because it seems like no matter what I do...I cannot lose anything. :-\\


Is the pay good there?


meh, it pays the bills...but he would like to find something that has better pay/benefits/etc.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 05/03/07 at 4:54 pm



I am basically happy with myself...except for my extra weight...if only I could one day wake up and have it gone, and be nice and thin...I would be really happy.  I wouldn't even have to be skinny....I mean, it's good to have a little meat on your bones. I get discouraged though because it seems like no matter what I do...I cannot lose anything. :-\\

meh, it pays the bills...but he would like to find something that has better pay/benefits/etc.


Even though we're all our own harshest critic, I can see where you're coming from, I really can. I mean 'cause I'm hard on myself about that sort of thing too. Hence why I'm kinda picky about taking pictures and stuff (especially without a reliable digital camera!). Sometimes, we probably put more stock into things that others wouldn't even think is a big deal or wouldn't even notice at all perhaps. I thought about it, and I believe the answer lies in the fact that we're worried about the possibility that they could notice/care about it if we did too. I also weigh 185 and if I had my choice, I'd be a total skinny surfer dude or someone like Michael J. Fox, lol. I know how it feels to put effort into something and feel like you're not getting as much back as you'd like.

Yeah I know this is probably losing its effect 'cause I've said it quite a few times by now----but, really to be serious, I can't imagine anyone finding anything wrong with your appearance. You're really a cutie and not just in looks, but overall you're a great person from all I've seen. If I'd met you without knowing who you were, I'd probably be super nervous to try and ask you out or anything, lol. I mean that in a good way, of course. ;)



Speaking of Chris - just wondered, what kind of stuff is he into (either merely as a hobby, or what he'd wanna pursue professionally)? Does he share your interest in roadside stuff, travelling and retro things?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 05/03/07 at 7:41 pm

What else would have been his next choice of a job if he didn't have THIS job that he has now? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/03/07 at 10:06 pm


Even though we're all our own harshest critic, I can see where you're coming from, I really can. I mean 'cause I'm hard on myself about that sort of thing too. Hence why I'm kinda picky about taking pictures and stuff (especially without a reliable digital camera!). Sometimes, we probably put more stock into things that others wouldn't even think is a big deal or wouldn't even notice at all perhaps. I thought about it, and I believe the answer lies in the fact that we're worried about the possibility that they could notice/care about it if we did too. I also weigh 185 and if I had my choice, I'd be a total skinny surfer dude or someone like Michael J. Fox, lol. I know how it feels to put effort into something and feel like you're not getting as much back as you'd like.

Yeah I know this is probably losing its effect 'cause I've said it quite a few times by now----but, really to be serious, I can't imagine anyone finding anything wrong with your appearance. You're really a cutie and not just in looks, but overall you're a great person from all I've seen. If I'd met you without knowing who you were, I'd probably be super nervous to try and ask you out or anything, lol. I mean that in a good way, of course. ;)



Speaking of Chris - just wondered, what kind of stuff is he into (either merely as a hobby, or what he'd wanna pursue professionally)? Does he share your interest in roadside stuff, travelling and retro things?



aww..you always know the right words to say to put a smile on my face! Thanks Jesse! :)  I agree though...and lately I have been really trying to get over being so hard on myself. I mean...I am trying to lose some weight, and I have lost a few pounds, etc...but I am not gonna kill myself over it, ya know what I mean? I really do think that a lot of those feelings come from how others have treated me (for example...my ex)...and slowly I AM getting over those kinds of feelings.  I can tell that you feel that way about yourself, regarding the picture thing, etc....from what I have seen..you look like a very attractive guy...and 185 lbs isn't big at all. My husband is like 5'11" and he weighs like 235 or so....his is mostly muscle though (he lifts a lot at work)....except for his tummy. LOL!  I love him the way he is though...I wouldn't want him to be smaller. It's funny how I can see how easy it is for me to totally accept someone else with their flaws and all...but it's always been so difficult for me to be able to understand that others can love me with my flaws and all....I guess that is somewhat of a double standard on my part.
And btw, regarding meeting me if we didn't know each other and you being nervous...etc...I am very approachable....and very easy to talk to (according to others)...but I get where you are coming from...I have felt shy or backward in certain situations too.

You were asking about Chris and his hobbies, etc.....it's funny because we don't really have that much in common. He likes country and rock music, and the number one thing he is into is sports. He LOVES sports. He played football in high school...and he plays golf now. He loves to watch all kinds of sports on TV. Chris is VERY VERY intelligent when it comes to his knowledge of sports..it's amazing how much info he knows about it.  You could ask him almost ANY question about any sport, or athlete, etc...and he 95% of the time, knows the answer to it.  His dream is to be into sports management....but with that you need a college degree, and we just can't afford it at this time. I would like to finish college myself (I only have about 2 years to go, if that).....he took a few semesters at the community college...but the finance thing...it's just tough.  Hopefully someday he will be able to persue his dream.  He really isn't into the retro thing with me (with the exception of old shows on DVD, and cartoons and stuff like that from the 80's)...but, he puts up well with my retro obsessions. LOL!


What else would have been his next choice of a job if he didn't have THIS job that he has now? ???


His dream career would be do work a job that deals with sports...sports are his passion in life...and I hope that someday he will get to fullfill that dream. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 05/03/07 at 10:30 pm



aww..you always know the right words to say to put a smile on my face! Thanks Jesse! :)  I agree though...and lately I have been really trying to get over being so hard on myself. I mean...I am trying to lose some weight, and I have lost a few pounds, etc...but I am not gonna kill myself over it, ya know what I mean? I really do think that a lot of those feelings come from how others have treated me (for example...my ex)...and slowly I AM getting over those kinds of feelings.  I can tell that you feel that way about yourself, regarding the picture thing, etc....from what I have seen..you look like a very attractive guy...and 185 lbs isn't big at all. My husband is like 5'11" and he weighs like 235 or so....his is mostly muscle though (he lifts a lot at work)....except for his tummy. LOL!  I love him the way he is though...I wouldn't want him to be smaller. It's funny how I can see how easy it is for me to totally accept someone else with their flaws and all...but it's always been so difficult for me to be able to understand that others can love me with my flaws and all....I guess that is somewhat of a double standard on my part.
And btw, regarding meeting me if we didn't know each other and you being nervous...etc...I am very approachable....and very easy to talk to (according to others)...but I get where you are coming from...I have felt shy or backward in certain situations too.

You were asking about Chris and his hobbies, etc.....it's funny because we don't really have that much in common. He likes country and rock music, and the number one thing he is into is sports. He LOVES sports. He played football in high school...and he plays golf now. He loves to watch all kinds of sports on TV. Chris is VERY VERY intelligent when it comes to his knowledge of sports..it's amazing how much info he knows about it.  You could ask him almost ANY question about any sport, or athlete, etc...and he 95% of the time, knows the answer to it.  His dream is to be into sports management....but with that you need a college degree, and we just can't afford it at this time. I would like to finish college myself (I only have about 2 years to go, if that).....he took a few semesters at the community college...but the finance thing...it's just tough.  Hopefully someday he will be able to persue his dream.  He really isn't into the retro thing with me (with the exception of old shows on DVD, and cartoons and stuff like that from the 80's)...but, he puts up well with my retro obsessions. LOL!

His dream career would be do work a job that deals with sports...sports are his passion in life...and I hope that someday he will get to fullfill that dream. :)


Aw, thanks in return. I do the best I can. :)

Yeah, I suspected the stuff you went through with your ex might've been part of where you were coming from on that, but didn't wanna say for sure unless I knew. Whether or not he ever directly said anything about your appearance, I can see how it would be hard to "just let it go" as most people could dismissively say. Hey, stuff lasts whether or not we want it to! So it's gonna take time to really get past it, even if we know the person was a jerk whose opinion shouldn't be valued. Despite being nitpicky with pictures (the POS $8 camera I got at Walgreens won't even connect to my computer, so I'm stuck with Polaroids or chancing it with what friends take, until I can get a real one, lol) I can't say I've ever quite felt that way on that, but I can still see where you're coming from. I'm hard on myself too, as I think everyone is sometimes.

That Paula Abdul song is kinda true, isn't it (about opposites attracting)? :D

See, Chris seems like a cool guy, but I wouldn't have a whole lot in common with him on the interests side either. I do like golf somewhat due to partially growing up on a course - my parents, especially my dad, are into it too. But I've never been much of a sports guy, which has been something that kinda separated me from certain people sometimes. I'll casually watch it if other people are, but I can't really contribute that much to discussions and all. I guess he's sorta like I am on musical trends and stuff. ;D I very much know how he feels with the dream, since I'd love to do anything in the spotlight like that (hey, maybe someday I'll get my own TV talkshow like Ricki and Jerry, lol). I hope he gets the shot to do that if he can, though. I hate when stuff like finances are the only thing standing in the way, don't you?

P.S. I know you'd be a sweetie in real life too, I sorta meant that tongue in cheek, like if I hadn't yet known you. Ironically, I'm usually on one side or the other - too nervous to form sentences, or perfect as can be as if I were on Leno. Rarely is there a middle ground. :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/03/07 at 10:50 pm


Aw, thanks in return. I do the best I can. :)

Yeah, I suspected the stuff you went through with your ex might've been part of where you were coming from on that, but didn't wanna say for sure unless I knew. Whether or not he ever directly said anything about your appearance, I can see how it would be hard to "just let it go" as most people could dismissively say. Hey, stuff lasts whether or not we want it to! So it's gonna take time to really get past it, even if we know the person was a jerk whose opinion shouldn't be valued. Despite being nitpicky with pictures (the POS $8 camera I got at Walgreens won't even connect to my computer, so I'm stuck with Polaroids or chancing it with what friends take, until I can get a real one, lol) I can't say I've ever quite felt that way on that, but I can still see where you're coming from. I'm hard on myself too, as I think everyone is sometimes.

That Paula Abdul song is kinda true, isn't it (about opposites attracting)? :D

See, Chris seems like a cool guy, but I wouldn't have a whole lot in common with him on the interests side either. I do like golf somewhat due to partially growing up on a course - my parents, especially my dad, are into it too. But I've never been much of a sports guy, which has been something that kinda separated me from certain people sometimes. I'll casually watch it if other people are, but I can't really contribute that much to discussions and all. I guess he's sorta like I am on musical trends and stuff. ;D I very much know how he feels with the dream, since I'd love to do anything in the spotlight like that (hey, maybe someday I'll get my own TV talkshow like Ricki and Jerry, lol). I hope he gets the shot to do that if he can, though. I hate when stuff like finances are the only thing standing in the way, don't you?

P.S. I know you'd be a sweetie in real life too, I sorta meant that tongue in cheek, like if I hadn't yet known you. Ironically, I'm usually on one side or the other - too nervous to form sentences, or perfect as can be as if I were on Leno. Rarely is there a middle ground. :D



yes...I guess it's true that opposites attract, sometimes. I am not into sports at all..I've never been athletic....I mean..I will watch baseball and hockey, but that is about the extent of it. He tries to teach me stuff regarding sports...but I kind of just sit there with a blank stare. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 05/03/07 at 11:07 pm



yes...I guess it's true that opposites attract, sometimes. I am not into sports at all..I've never been athletic....I mean..I will watch baseball and hockey, but that is about the extent of it. He tries to teach me stuff regarding sports...but I kind of just sit there with a blank stare. ;D


Oh, I totally know what you mean. It's weird how it works in our family because, like my grandpa wasn't much into athletic things, so my dad didn't have a father to play catch with growing up. I guess that's why he sorta tried to get me into it somewhat and it just wasn't much my thing either, so I kinda felt guilty about it a little. I remember when he'd listen to games on the radio when I was 5 or 6 and I just wanted to hear pop music, lol. Although I can get marginally into playing basketball if the mood strikes, and ironically I did like the sports games for Nintendo. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/03/07 at 11:09 pm


Oh, I totally know what you mean. It's weird how it works in our family because, like my grandpa wasn't much into athletic things, so my dad didn't have a father to play catch with growing up. I guess that's why he sorta tried to get me into it somewhat and it just wasn't much my thing either, so I kinda felt guilty about it a little. I remember when he'd listen to games on the radio when I was 5 or 6 and I just wanted to hear pop music, lol. Although I can get marginally into playing basketball if the mood strikes, and ironically I did like the sports games for Nintendo. ;D



hahaa..speaking of video games...he will usually only play sports oriented ones...he does have a few other ones that he tries to teach to Vaughn...but 99% are all about sports. ::) ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 05/03/07 at 11:18 pm



hahaa..speaking of video games...he will usually only play sports oriented ones...he does have a few other ones that he tries to teach to Vaughn...but 99% are all about sports. ::) ;D


Golf ones are fun (I guess 'cause I can play a little, and at least have residual interest in it), does he have any of those? I almost wonder if Vaughn is with you guys, sorta the way I was (still am really) with my parents. Like, my mom and I have more in common for relating to each other, but my dad is more the entertainer.

Perfect example from my end (speaking of music). In like 1987, he made a series of mix tapes for us. Probably primarily for my mom, but it was mostly stuff we all liked (lots of '80s pop and rock music, with some older stuff in there too). Anyway, we had one of those double-tape boomboxes with a built in microphone, and he did a bunch of announcements inbetween the songs (and sometimes during!), often doing a character voice "announcing" the song, like Mr. T or something, lol. Sadly, most of them got erased, eaten or lost, but I still have a third rate copy of most of one. Maybe sometime I'll get a piece of it online to show you what I'm talking about. If I had one cherished childhood memory, those might be it. Like I said, they were done in 1987 and even by 1990, most were gone, yet I remember most of what was on them in order - I'm geeky like that. ;D

I could see Chris doing something like that.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/03/07 at 11:29 pm


Golf ones are fun (I guess 'cause I can play a little, and at least have residual interest in it), does he have any of those? I almost wonder if Vaughn is with you guys, sorta the way I was (still am really) with my parents. Like, my mom and I have more in common for relating to each other, but my dad is more the entertainer.

Perfect example from my end (speaking of music). In like 1987, he made a series of mix tapes for us. Probably primarily for my mom, but it was mostly stuff we all liked (lots of '80s pop and rock music, with some older stuff in there too). Anyway, we had one of those double-tape boomboxes with a built in microphone, and he did a bunch of announcements inbetween the songs (and sometimes during!), often doing a character voice "announcing" the song, like Mr. T or something, lol. Sadly, most of them got erased, eaten or lost, but I still have a third rate copy of most of one. Maybe sometime I'll get a piece of it online to show you what I'm talking about. If I had one cherished childhood memory, those might be it. Like I said, they were done in 1987 and even by 1990, most were gone, yet I remember most of what was on them in order - I'm geeky like that. ;D

I could see Chris doing something like that.



Yes...he has a few golf games...he's playing the new Tiger Woods game....and let me tell ya..last year he joined a golf league and he had never played golf before. He did okay for a beginner. Well, all winter he has been playing this game, and now he started golfing for real again...and he said that because of the game (getting tips, knowing which woods and different clubs to use at the right time, etc..) his game in real life is a lot better. He's going golfing this Saturday with my dad, uncle, and a friend...so he's looking forward to that.

Yes, I think that you are right (regarding Vaughn being more like me). We spend more time together, and he is already TOTALLY into the whole thrift shopping thing. Today we went to a few local rummage sales, and he was all excited..hahaah..I'm training him well. 

Oh wow, it's really funny that you mention that your family has tapes and stuff, with your dad talking, etc....we used to do that ALL the time. My parents would always make recordings of us talking, singing, goofing off, etc...I think my parents still have some of them somewhere...they are fun to listen to...and reminisce.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 05/03/07 at 11:37 pm



Yes...he has a few golf games...he's playing the new Tiger Woods game....and let me tell ya..last year he joined a golf league and he had never played golf before. He did okay for a beginner. Well, all winter he has been playing this game, and now he started golfing for real again...and he said that because of the game (getting tips, knowing which woods and different clubs to use at the right time, etc..) his game in real life is a lot better. He's going golfing this Saturday with my dad, uncle, and a friend...so he's looking forward to that.

Yes, I think that you are right (regarding Vaughn being more like me). We spend more time together, and he is already TOTALLY into the whole thrift shopping thing. Today we went to a few local rummage sales, and he was all excited..hahaah..I'm training him well. 

Oh wow, it's really funny that you mention that your family has tapes and stuff, with your dad talking, etc....we used to do that ALL the time. My parents would always make recordings of us talking, singing, goofing off, etc...I think my parents still have some of them somewhere...they are fun to listen to...and reminisce.


I'm like Happy Gilmore (to myself) when I play golf, lol. Sounds like he's having fun getting better at it, though. It takes alot of patience and strategy for sure.


My dad was the one doing the recording/making the tapes, but occasionally at the very beginning or whatnot we'd all say something. And hating hearing my own voice, I tended to loathe that and cover my ears in the car if it was on. ;D In '93 when I made my own copy, I cut out the parts I was in (being 11, I'd changed quite a bit from when I was 5 anyway) and I now really regret that, since the original bit the dust soon after.

The talking thing just sorta grew with time. The very first tape was mostly just music (like my uncle used to do for me and my mom), but it slowly grew more and more. But the funny thing is, I wanted my dad to be the only one making the tapes. Because I recall when he showed my mom how to record, he said something about that he'd still do the announcements but mom would do the actual taping, I didn't like the idea so much. I guess I've always been picky like that, lol.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 05/04/07 at 3:25 am


I am basically happy with myself...except for my extra weight...if only I could one day wake up and have it gone, and be nice and thin...I would be really happy.  I wouldn't even have to be skinny....I mean, it's good to have a little meat on your bones. I get discouraged though because it seems like no matter what I do...I cannot lose anything. :-\\


I can relate to you, concerning losing weight.

At one time, I was very self-conscious about my body, and the fact that I was NEVER a "beanpole".
I have always been a hefty boy.
Most of the self-esteem issues stemmed from shyte my brother would pull.
(If you ever want to hear a mind-rip, remind me to tell you about him, sometime.)

Eventually, after graduation, a few adventures in travel, and finding myself in an abortive Fianceship, I learned that the problem wasn't me- it was everyone else.
I came to the conclusion that if I was so darling different, and people had trouble with that, then it was precisely that...THEIR problem. It's taken me years to love myself, but now that I do, I won't ever let someone else's opinions/feelings ruin my life.

(......Besides, you KNOW you love the Mondo Pontoons adorning your chest!)  :D ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/04/07 at 1:29 pm


I can relate to you, concerning losing weight.

At one time, I was very self-conscious about my body, and the fact that I was NEVER a "beanpole".
I have always been a hefty boy.
Most of the self-esteem issues stemmed from shyte my brother would pull.
(If you ever want to hear a mind-rip, remind me to tell you about him, sometime.)

Eventually, after graduation, a few adventures in travel, and finding myself in an abortive Fianceship, I learned that the problem wasn't me- it was everyone else.
I came to the conclusion that if I was so darling different, and people had trouble with that, then it was precisely that...THEIR problem. It's taken me years to love myself, but now that I do, I won't ever let someone else's opinions/feelings ruin my life.

(......Besides, you KNOW you love the Mondo Pontoons adorning your chest!)  :D ;D



hahaaha...karma for that! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 05/04/07 at 2:25 pm

What's Your favorite love song?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/04/07 at 10:55 pm


What's Your favorite love song?


hmmm..that's a very good question...I guess I don't really have a favorite.....well...this isn't exactly the classic example of a typical love song...but I really like the song, "Drive" by The Cars.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 05/05/07 at 5:57 am


hmmm..that's a very good question...I guess I don't really have a favorite.....well...this isn't exactly the classic example of a typical love song...but I really like the song, "Drive" by The Cars.


I love the song but it's kind of creepy to me.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 05/05/07 at 7:51 am


I love the song but it's kind of creepy to me.


Do you mean creepy by the words or the sound? It's got that typical new wave/arena rock ballad sound, so I guess it kinda "feels" like a love song. But it's actually about someone with some kind of problem or disorder, which you can sort of decipher by watching the video.



But yeah, I always liked it too. I know you've said you're a Cars fan, is that your favorite song of theirs? I know "Shake It Up" goes way way back with me in terms of memories. I even still have our old tape of that same-titled album (it came out, like a month after I was born, lol). ;)

P.S. I just realized there's 47 pages on this thread. I think I came in around 15, so that's over 30 pages largely consisting of our convos. Hope you're not bored of it yet. :) ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/05/07 at 10:44 am


I love the song but it's kind of creepy to me.



really...in what way?


Do you mean creepy by the words or the sound? It's got that typical new wave/arena rock ballad sound, so I guess it kinda "feels" like a love song. But it's actually about someone with some kind of problem or disorder, which you can sort of decipher by watching the video.



But yeah, I always liked it too. I know you've said you're a Cars fan, is that your favorite song of theirs? I know "Shake It Up" goes way way back with me in terms of memories. I even still have our old tape of that same-titled album (it came out, like a month after I was born, lol). ;)

P.S. I just realized there's 47 pages on this thread. I think I came in around 15, so that's over 30 pages largely consisting of our convos. Hope you're not bored of it yet. :) ;D


Yes, that's probably my favorite song by them...I really love them, besides The Ramones..they are probably my 2nd favorite group (well, not to forget ELO, and Little River Band).  I have this boxed set of CDs of The Cars...it's really good...I listen to it all the time.

Wow...I didn't realize there were that many pages in this thread...that's awesome though....I love the questions and conversations..keep it coming. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 05/05/07 at 3:07 pm



really...in what way?

Yes, that's probably my favorite song by them...I really love them, besides The Ramones..they are probably my 2nd favorite group (well, not to forget ELO, and Little River Band).  I have this boxed set of CDs of The Cars...it's really good...I listen to it all the time.

Wow...I didn't realize there were that many pages in this thread...that's awesome though....I love the questions and conversations..keep it coming. :)


I guess it's the words in the song that sounds creepy.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 05/06/07 at 8:16 pm



really...in what way?

Yes, that's probably my favorite song by them...I really love them, besides The Ramones..they are probably my 2nd favorite group (well, not to forget ELO, and Little River Band).  I have this boxed set of CDs of The Cars...it's really good...I listen to it all the time.

Wow...I didn't realize there were that many pages in this thread...that's awesome though....I love the questions and conversations..keep it coming. :)


Hey, this is basically like talking to an old friend on the phone, so I don't think I'll ever run out of stuff to say. :)

Yeah, I think most Cars songs are easy to like if you're even into one or two. Even though they did little modifications, they basically stuck with the same sound. Ben Orr's got a good voice (I like Ocasek's hiccupy vocals too though, lol), and I only recently realized he was singing "Drive". I guess if I had to go with one song, it might be their last popular song "You Are the Girl".


On the surface you can see a gradual transition of your tastes, but looking at each end, that's an interesting selection (just like it is with me, lol). Going from singer-songwriteresque pop of Little River Band to the Ramones' punkish rock. I know alot of my board posts have tended to be about music and analysis, so hope ya don't mind this too much. ;) But, from what I can gather, the bulk of your tastes seem to be, like 1977-1990/'91. I guess mine would be too, but I also know you're into doo-wop.

For the heck of it, are you into the inbetween stuff from the '60s/early '70s too? In addition to what was new or fairly new, I also equally grew up on Beatles, early Rolling Stones and Motown music as well.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 05/06/07 at 9:37 pm

Have You ever heard of The Doo Wop Cafe Radio Network?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/06/07 at 10:54 pm


Hey, this is basically like talking to an old friend on the phone, so I don't think I'll ever run out of stuff to say. :)

Yeah, I think most Cars songs are easy to like if you're even into one or two. Even though they did little modifications, they basically stuck with the same sound. Ben Orr's got a good voice (I like Ocasek's hiccupy vocals too though, lol), and I only recently realized he was singing "Drive". I guess if I had to go with one song, it might be their last popular song "You Are the Girl".


On the surface you can see a gradual transition of your tastes, but looking at each end, that's an interesting selection (just like it is with me, lol). Going from singer-songwriteresque pop of Little River Band to the Ramones' punkish rock. I know alot of my board posts have tended to be about music and analysis, so hope ya don't mind this too much. ;) But, from what I can gather, the bulk of your tastes seem to be, like 1977-1990/'91. I guess mine would be too, but I also know you're into doo-wop.

For the heck of it, are you into the inbetween stuff from the '60s/early '70s too? In addition to what was new or fairly new, I also equally grew up on Beatles, early Rolling Stones and Motown music as well.


no, I don't mind your analyzing, not at all..it's very interesting. Yes...I would say that my favorite music tends to fall in the 1970-1990 category.  I do like some 60's music....and I really like to listen to doo wop music of the 50's and earlier too. I have a vast taste in music...very diverse, to say the least.  There's only a few genres that I totally do not listen to...and rap is the #1 genre that I never listen to. I usually don't like country too much either, but since I've been with Chris, I have grown to like it a bit more.  I would say that my favorite type of music would be oldies/classic rock.
Basically..I've always liked music that makes me feel good, whether it be the sounds of disco, or Electric Light Orchestra, The Ramones, The Cars, Weezer, Queen...I mean, there are so many artists/groups that give me that "feel good" feeling when I listen to their music.


Have You ever heard of The Doo Wop Cafe Radio Network?


I don't think I have, Howard. Although...every Sunday night on one of our local oldies stations, I listen to the oldies cafe (and they play doo wop).

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 05/07/07 at 6:07 am


no, I don't mind your analyzing, not at all..it's very interesting. Yes...I would say that my favorite music tends to fall in the 1970-1990 category.  I do like some 60's music....and I really like to listen to doo wop music of the 50's and earlier too. I have a vast taste in music...very diverse, to say the least.  There's only a few genres that I totally do not listen to...and rap is the #1 genre that I never listen to. I usually don't like country too much either, but since I've been with Chris, I have grown to like it a bit more.  I would say that my favorite type of music would be oldies/classic rock.
Basically..I've always liked music that makes me feel good, whether it be the sounds of disco, or Electric Light Orchestra, The Ramones, The Cars, Weezer, Queen...I mean, there are so many artists/groups that give me that "feel good" feeling when I listen to their music.

I don't think I have, Howard. Although...every Sunday night on one of our local oldies stations, I listen to the oldies cafe (and they play doo wop).


Could I give you the website cause My father who is older than you listens to Doo Wop himself?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 05/07/07 at 6:54 am


no, I don't mind your analyzing, not at all..it's very interesting. Yes...I would say that my favorite music tends to fall in the 1970-1990 category.  I do like some 60's music....and I really like to listen to doo wop music of the 50's and earlier too. I have a vast taste in music...very diverse, to say the least.  There's only a few genres that I totally do not listen to...and rap is the #1 genre that I never listen to. I usually don't like country too much either, but since I've been with Chris, I have grown to like it a bit more.  I would say that my favorite type of music would be oldies/classic rock.
Basically..I've always liked music that makes me feel good, whether it be the sounds of disco, or Electric Light Orchestra, The Ramones, The Cars, Weezer, Queen...I mean, there are so many artists/groups that give me that "feel good" feeling when I listen to their music.


Yeah, I'm pretty much the same way on all counts. The only thing about country that gets on my nerves is too much all at once. I could never listen to a radio station playlist, but I wouldn't mind putting in one or two songs on a mix.

I have a vague appreciation for it, and I discovered it in the oddest way. See, on a few of the school busses I rode when I was 10-12, they had actual radios. Well, this one driver...a middle-aged woman who was kinda Southern...used to have it tuned to one of the stations. I was one of the furthest from the school (maybe an hour), so I had plenty of time to hear it everyday. Many of them told a little story, so they were kinda interesting to me. Since the mainstreamization of country was beginning in the early-mid '90s, quite a few of the songs were accessible enough for someone like me who was more of a pop listener. I came to actually enjoy alot of the songs, albeit just in a different way. Like someplace I'd take a side trip to on the weekend, just not my permanent neighborhood. ;D

It's sort of the same deal with hip hop. I don't despise it like I used to, and I'm accustomed to it now because it pervades in daily life so heavily. I've also been exposed to tons of my peers listening to it, although it can still get on my nerves if I have to listen to it, lol.



Oddly, the '70s are like my inbetween, left out time for music, since I grew up on its bookends - the "classics" of 1964-1972, and the "modern" stuff of 1981+. Aside from a few songs, it wasn't until I was older that I started knowing it more in-depth. I find I'm devoted to '80s artists like Huey Lewis, Lionel Richie, The Police, Phil Collins, Van Halen and stuff like that far more than anything else. Whereas I still like LOTS of older and newer music, but more in the sense of a huge collection of individual songs.

Have you ever thought there's a certain cool kind of "mystique" about the '50s?

Like it's basically "modern" enough with true teenagers, TV in some people's homes and rock music, but different enough to be interesting? When I hear doo wop, or even think of those classic Coca Cola glass bottles, it almost instantly brings that feeling to mind. I wouldn't want to permanently live there, but I think it would be cool to vacation and hang out there for a few days, sort of like the real Marty McFly did, lol. Even the '60s don't quite have that mysterious old-time retroness that the proper '50s (roughly 1954-1963, up through JFK's death) had.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 05/07/07 at 10:45 am


Could I give you the website cause My father who is older than you listens to Doo Wop himself?


And could I give you the website because my father who is younger than you does, too?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/07/07 at 2:04 pm


Could I give you the website cause My father who is older than you listens to Doo Wop himself?



sure Howard! :)


Yeah, I'm pretty much the same way on all counts. The only thing about country that gets on my nerves is too much all at once. I could never listen to a radio station playlist, but I wouldn't mind putting in one or two songs on a mix.

I have a vague appreciation for it, and I discovered it in the oddest way. See, on a few of the school busses I rode when I was 10-12, they had actual radios. Well, this one driver...a middle-aged woman who was kinda Southern...used to have it tuned to one of the stations. I was one of the furthest from the school (maybe an hour), so I had plenty of time to hear it everyday. Many of them told a little story, so they were kinda interesting to me. Since the mainstreamization of country was beginning in the early-mid '90s, quite a few of the songs were accessible enough for someone like me who was more of a pop listener. I came to actually enjoy alot of the songs, albeit just in a different way. Like someplace I'd take a side trip to on the weekend, just not my permanent neighborhood. ;D

It's sort of the same deal with hip hop. I don't despise it like I used to, and I'm accustomed to it now because it pervades in daily life so heavily. I've also been exposed to tons of my peers listening to it, although it can still get on my nerves if I have to listen to it, lol.



Oddly, the '70s are like my inbetween, left out time for music, since I grew up on its bookends - the "classics" of 1964-1972, and the "modern" stuff of 1981+. Aside from a few songs, it wasn't until I was older that I started knowing it more in-depth. I find I'm devoted to '80s artists like Huey Lewis, Lionel Richie, The Police, Phil Collins, Van Halen and stuff like that far more than anything else. Whereas I still like LOTS of older and newer music, but more in the sense of a huge collection of individual songs.

Have you ever thought there's a certain cool kind of "mystique" about the '50s?

Like it's basically "modern" enough with true teenagers, TV in some people's homes and rock music, but different enough to be interesting? When I hear doo wop, or even think of those classic Coca Cola glass bottles, it almost instantly brings that feeling to mind. I wouldn't want to permanently live there, but I think it would be cool to vacation and hang out there for a few days, sort of like the real Marty McFly did, lol. Even the '60s don't quite have that mysterious old-time retroness that the proper '50s (roughly 1954-1963, up through JFK's death) had.


That's a cool story of how you discovered some country music. Yes, it does basically tell a story...I don't mind some of it, like you said...but I couldn't sit there and constantly listen to it. I like some of the older country...like Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Alabama, etc...

Regarding the 50's..yes, that seems like a very cool era. I have always wanted to go back in time to around then....I wouldn't have minded growing up during that time at all. I think for me...the perfect time to have been born would have been the early 40's...I could have still enjoyed the late 40's and early 50's as a child...I would have been in my teens in the mid to late 50's....in my 20's in the 60's, and in the 70's..I would have been in my 30's. That would have been perfect for me.  My parents were born in 1948...that would have been pretty neato, I think.


And could I give you the website because my father who is younger than you does, too?


hahaha...yes!! :D ;D

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Written By: Howard on 05/07/07 at 3:09 pm



sure Howard! :)

That's a cool story of how you discovered some country music. Yes, it does basically tell a story...I don't mind some of it, like you said...but I couldn't sit there and constantly listen to it. I like some of the older country...like Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Alabama, etc...

Regarding the 50's..yes, that seems like a very cool era. I have always wanted to go back in time to around then....I wouldn't have minded growing up during that time at all. I think for me...the perfect time to have been born would have been the early 40's...I could have still enjoyed the late 40's and early 50's as a child...I would have been in my teens in the mid to late 50's....in my 20's in the 60's, and in the 70's..I would have been in my 30's. That would have been perfect for me.  My parents were born in 1948...that would have been pretty neato, I think.

hahaha...yes!! :D ;D


www.doowopcafe.net

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Written By: Howard on 05/07/07 at 3:11 pm


And could I give you the website because my father who is younger than you does, too?


Were you referring to me or Erin? ???

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/07/07 at 5:28 pm


www.doowopcafe.net



thanks Howard...I will check that out!! ;)


Were you referring to me or Erin? ???


I think he was referring to me! LOL! :D

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Written By: Marty McFly on 05/07/07 at 6:29 pm



That's a cool story of how you discovered some country music. Yes, it does basically tell a story...I don't mind some of it, like you said...but I couldn't sit there and constantly listen to it. I like some of the older country...like Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Alabama, etc...

Regarding the 50's..yes, that seems like a very cool era. I have always wanted to go back in time to around then....I wouldn't have minded growing up during that time at all. I think for me...the perfect time to have been born would have been the early 40's...I could have still enjoyed the late 40's and early 50's as a child...I would have been in my teens in the mid to late 50's....in my 20's in the 60's, and in the 70's..I would have been in my 30's. That would have been perfect for me.  My parents were born in 1948...that would have been pretty neato, I think.


Yeah, I could even envision a "50s day" - waking up in the morning with a family breakfast, spending the afternoon at a malt shop playing something on the jukebox hanging out with friends, before going home at night, maybe watching an episode of I Love Lucy and doing it all over again. Maybe even going on a weekend date to a drive-in theatre. Of course, the only bummer about that is living without the conveinences like the 'Net, certain music and stuff (although I guess it'd be cool if you didn't know you were living without it, lol).

While people tend to have a "comfort zone" in a time they either enjoy the most, or that they lived through, I agree they often like what comes afterwards in a more pared-down way.

Jerry Springer is pretty close to that in age and experience, being born in 1944. He's mainly a fan of Elvis and alot of the baseball stars of the '50s, or Peter Paul and Mary for instance. But when he was mayor in the late '70s, he got to meet alot of rock stars when he invited them to perform in town (i.e. The Eagles, Billy Joel). Even though he was, like 35, he probably still enjoyed the new stuff somewhat. By that same token, in that age group, you could still like the '80s and '90s, but in a "casually liking Phil Collins" type of way, not in a Goonies kid kind of defining way.

I actually see myself as like a "20th Century Greatest Hits" type. ;)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/07/07 at 8:14 pm


Yeah, I could even envision a "50s day" - waking up in the morning with a family breakfast, spending the afternoon at a malt shop playing something on the jukebox hanging out with friends, before going home at night, maybe watching an episode of I Love Lucy and doing it all over again. Maybe even going on a weekend date to a drive-in theatre. Of course, the only bummer about that is living without the conveinences like the 'Net, certain music and stuff (although I guess it'd be cool if you didn't know you were living without it, lol).

While people tend to have a "comfort zone" in a time they either enjoy the most, or that they lived through, I agree they often like what comes afterwards in a more pared-down way.

Jerry Springer is pretty close to that in age and experience, being born in 1944. He's mainly a fan of Elvis and alot of the baseball stars of the '50s, or Peter Paul and Mary for instance. But when he was mayor in the late '70s, he got to meet alot of rock stars when he invited them to perform in town (i.e. The Eagles, Billy Joel). Even though he was, like 35, he probably still enjoyed the new stuff somewhat. By that same token, in that age group, you could still like the '80s and '90s, but in a "casually liking Phil Collins" type of way, not in a Goonies kid kind of defining way.

I actually see myself as like a "20th Century Greatest Hits" type. ;)


yes, exactly! That's why it would have been a perfect time to have been born/grown up in that era...because basically you can appreciate things from all of those decades...and be old enough to remember most of it.

hahaa...20th century greatest hits...that's a real neato way of putting it! ;)

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Written By: Marty McFly on 05/07/07 at 9:10 pm


yes, exactly! That's why it would have been a perfect time to have been born/grown up in that era...because basically you can appreciate things from all of those decades...and be old enough to remember most of it.

hahaa...20th century greatest hits...that's a real neato way of putting it! ;)


Oh yeah, for sure. :D I even think it would be cool to clock in some pre-rock and roll era experience. Like the time after WWII seems peaceful and quietly enjoyable. I think when you get to people, say more than a couple years older than my dad, those are kinda like the true "older generation". It's people born, like 1937+ that were true teenagers once rock and youth rebellion took off when they were in high school or before.

Just curious about what sort of doowop-esque songs you like the most, or artists you'd recommend?

The bits of '50s music I like are scattered songs by more rockish artists, like Little Richard and Elvis, but I'm less familar with the softer material from the heart of this period. What I know there is more from the washed out period of 1961 or '62, like "Stand By Me", "Stay" and "Do You Love Me". Think of the older stuff from Dirty Dancing. ;)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/07/07 at 9:20 pm


Oh yeah, for sure. :D I even think it would be cool to clock in some pre-rock and roll era experience. Like the time after WWII seems peaceful and quietly enjoyable. I think when you get to people, say more than a couple years older than my dad, those are kinda like the true "older generation". It's people born, like 1937+ that were true teenagers once rock and youth rebellion took off when they were in high school or before.

Just curious about what sort of doowop-esque songs you like the most, or artists you'd recommend?

The bits of '50s music I like are scattered songs by more rockish artists, like Little Richard and Elvis, but I'm less familar with the softer material from the heart of this period. What I know there is more from the washed out period of 1961 or '62, like "Stand By Me", "Stay" and "Do You Love Me". Think of the older stuff from Dirty Dancing. ;)



some of the oldies bands that I tend to like are:

The Drifters
The Flamingos
The Penguins
The Spinners
The Skyliners
The Chordettes
The Platters


Those are just a few...there were SO many different groups..and they all tended to have really neat and unique names. Here's a link to a list of a BUNCH of doo-wops groups:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_doo_wop_musicians

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Written By: Marty McFly on 05/07/07 at 9:31 pm

^ Oh cool, I already liked The Drifters anyway (I guess I thought of them as more R&B, but they fit the early '60s summertime feeling quite well). My dad has their Golden Hits collection, so I guess I grew up on that, too. I especially like "Under The Boardwalk", which is on the part of one of our specialized mixtapes I told you about earlier.

Don't The Platters do "You've Got the Magic Touch"? If so, I like that one too. Wow, The Spinners did "Working My Way Back to You" - had no idea of their origins, though. That means doo wop was still around in 1979 in a very modified way, lol.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/07/07 at 9:40 pm


^ Oh cool, I already liked The Drifters anyway (I guess I thought of them as more R&B, but they fit the early '60s summertime feeling quite well). My dad has their Golden Hits collection, so I guess I grew up on that, too. I especially like "Under The Boardwalk", which is on the part of one of our specialized mixtapes I told you about earlier.

Don't The Platters do "You've Got the Magic Touch"? If so, I like that one too. Wow, The Spinners did "Working My Way Back to You" - had no idea of their origins, though. That means doo wop was still around in 1979 in a very modified way, lol.



ya, a lot of these groups were popular during several eras.....and their music will always be classic.  I love when they make a movie in the present day, and the soundtrack includes lots of oldies...there are so many movies that do that too. It's cool that music from the past is preserved in so many different kinds of ways.

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Written By: Howard on 05/08/07 at 7:02 am



thanks Howard...I will check that out!! ;)

I think he was referring to me! LOL! :D


Yeah,It's cool My father The DooWop King knows a lot of his music. ;)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/08/07 at 9:38 am


Yeah,It's cool My father The DooWop King knows a lot of his music. ;)




ya, I looked at it a bit last night...it seems like a neat site. :) Thanks for that info, Howard.

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Written By: Howard on 05/08/07 at 4:08 pm




ya, I looked at it a bit last night...it seems like a neat site. :) Thanks for that info, Howard.


You're quite welcome. :)

How'd you get into DooWop in the first place,Who inspired you?  ???

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/08/07 at 10:21 pm


You're quite welcome. :)

How'd you get into DooWop in the first place,Who inspired you?  ???


Well, I've always liked oldies music...my parents have always been into that kind of music (mainly from the 50's and 60's)....but with the doo wop..I kind of discovered a lot of it on my own.

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Written By: nally on 05/08/07 at 10:24 pm


Well, I've always liked oldies music...my parents have always been into that kind of music (mainly from the 50's and 60's)....but with the doo wop..I kind of discovered a lot of it on my own.

I recently "discovered" doo wop through my parents; they were little kids in the 50s and have been watching doo wop shows on PBS as of late (actually, the past 2 yrs or so). And just three months ago, in February, we went to a doo wop concert which featured some legendary music acts such as Diamond Dave, The Duprees, Johnny Maestro with the Brooklyn Bridge, and The Penguins! It was a very interesting show. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/08/07 at 10:28 pm


I recently "discovered" doo wop through my parents; they were little kids in the 50s and have been watching doo wop shows on PBS as of late (actually, the past 2 yrs or so). And just three months ago, in February, we went to a doo wop concert which featured some legendary music acts such as Diamond Dave, The Duprees, Johnny Maestro with the Brooklyn Bridge, and The Penguins! It was a very interesting show. :)


wow..that must have been some show to see..that's awesome!  Sometimes down in Pittsburgh, they will have an oldies/doo wop dinner cruise on one of our local river boats...I would really like to go to that someday.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: nally on 05/08/07 at 10:31 pm


wow..that must have been some show to see..that's awesome!  Sometimes down in Pittsburgh, they will have an oldies/doo wop dinner cruise on one of our local river boats...I would really like to go to that someday.

yes, I may have talked about it on here when I saw the show (probably the "What Did Or Are You Gonna Do" thread from February or the "Feel Any Way" thread)... but it's something I enjoyed and I'm glad to discuss it anytime! :) The show was in Cerritos (just a few miles southeast of Los Angeles); I went with my parents and my grandma. My grandma especially liked the Duprees.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/08/07 at 10:32 pm


yes, I may have talked about it on here when I saw the show (probably the "What Did Or Are You Gonna Do" thread from February or the "Feel Any Way" thread)... but it's something I enjoyed and I'm glad to discuss it anytime! :) The show was in Cerritos (just a few miles southeast of Los Angeles); I went with my parents and my grandma. My grandma especially liked the Duprees.



I just love to listen to those old groups. There's a local oldies group called, "Pure Gold"...they perform a lot of the old doo wop songs, and such...we go and see them sometimes when they are performing locally.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: nally on 05/08/07 at 10:34 pm



I just love to listen to those old groups. There's a local oldies group called, "Pure Gold"...they perform a lot of the old doo wop songs, and such...we go and see them sometimes when they are performing locally.

yes, we have some of their CD's. Great stuff.

Attending that concert opened me up to an older generation of music and expand my horizons. :)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/08/07 at 10:36 pm


yes, we have some of their CD's. Great stuff.

Attending that concert opened me up to an older generation of music and expand my horizons. :)


It's always good to have a diverse taste in music. :)

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Written By: Marty McFly on 05/09/07 at 9:51 pm

Well, I've always liked oldies music...my parents have always been into that kind of music (mainly from the 50's and 60's)....but with the doo wop..I kind of discovered a lot of it on my own.

It's worked the same way with me (not just musically, but with alot of things). Like I may have first known about it from my parents or someone else, but I get more "in depth" into it on my own. It's kinda cool how that works, almost like being taught to ride a bike. You get guided along in the driveway, but pretty soon you're rolling down the street by yourself.

Okay maybe that's a silly comparison. ;D


One thing about the '50s that I find astonishing (in a good way) is that there are STILL places devoted to keeping it alive. Like that one retro diner around here I mentioned some time back. I hope that sort of thing lives on.

Even if we might lament the '80s feeling not being as strong as it once was, it's really in little ways. Like maybe there aren't as many pizza delivery shops, Huey Lewis songs primarily getting played on adult contemporary radio, or less squareish cars on the road, but when you think about it, that's so insignificant 'cause we still live the same way and all. It's not like we have robots around every corner, lol. I guess there's far little of the '50s left, which is why it gets treated so special, but I don't mind. ;)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/09/07 at 9:57 pm





One thing about the '50s that I find astonishing (in a good way) is that there are STILL places devoted to keeping it alive. Like that one retro diner around here I mentioned some time back. I hope that sort of thing lives on.

Even if we might lament the '80s feeling not being as strong as it once was, it's really in little ways. Like maybe there aren't as many pizza delivery shops, Huey Lewis songs primarily getting played on adult contemporary radio, or less squareish cars on the road, but when you think about it, that's so insignificant 'cause we still live the same way and all. It's not like we have robots around every corner, lol. I guess there's far little of the '50s left, which is why it gets treated so special, but I don't mind. ;)


that's a neat way of putting it.  And yes, there are still many people who yearn for that time period...and I am SO glad that there is preservation and continued traditions from that era gone by.  There is this organization around here called the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor...and they are all about preserving things along Rt. 30 (The Lincoln Highway). They have done things like restoring one of the few existing "coffee pot" structures....and moving it to a safer place. I would really like to get involved in something like that....that's totally where my heart is. Here's the link to their site, if you are interested in taking a peek:  http://www.lhhc.org/

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Written By: Marty McFly on 05/09/07 at 10:08 pm

^That's kind of like the "Save The Clocktower" preservation effort from the first BTTF, isn't it? :D

I also like the idea of not only preserving things, but keeping them relatively close to how they once were. It's almost like travelling back in actual time going into a place or a neighborhood that hasn't changed, especially if you have personal ties to it. Like, if I heard about one of the (10, lol) houses I've lived in being torn down, it would make me sad.

Although it's amazing how little a residential neighborhood can change. Like in 1998, my parents and I drove by one of our earliest houses north of San Francisco (we lived there when I was 2, lol) and, if it weren't for the newer cars on the street, etc. you wouldn't have known if was 13-15 years later. It's businesses and big cities where it's more noticeable.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 05/10/07 at 6:32 am



I just love to listen to those old groups. There's a local oldies group called, "Pure Gold"...they perform a lot of the old doo wop songs, and such...we go and see them sometimes when they are performing locally.


There's also a web site called bossoldies if you'd like to check that out.They play everything from the 50's,60's and 70's.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/10/07 at 10:21 am


^That's kind of like the "Save The Clocktower" preservation effort from the first BTTF, isn't it? :D

I also like the idea of not only preserving things, but keeping them relatively close to how they once were. It's almost like travelling back in actual time going into a place or a neighborhood that hasn't changed, especially if you have personal ties to it. Like, if I heard about one of the (10, lol) houses I've lived in being torn down, it would make me sad.

Although it's amazing how little a residential neighborhood can change. Like in 1998, my parents and I drove by one of our earliest houses north of San Francisco (we lived there when I was 2, lol) and, if it weren't for the newer cars on the street, etc. you wouldn't have known if was 13-15 years later. It's businesses and big cities where it's more noticeable.


yes...it is very similiar to that. I agree...I am very much for preserving things to how they originally were.  And yes, our old neighborhood looks about the same...except some of the houses aren't kept up with as well (because of new owners, etc).


There's also a web site called bossoldies if you'd like to check that out.They play everything from the 50's,60's and 70's.


sounds cool, Howard! :) 8)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 05/10/07 at 7:23 pm


yes...it is very similiar to that. I agree...I am very much for preserving things to how they originally were.  And yes, our old neighborhood looks about the same...except some of the houses aren't kept up with as well (because of new owners, etc).

sounds cool, Howard! :) 8)



They even play some DooWop if you request it.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/10/07 at 7:48 pm



They even play some DooWop if you request it.


neato! 8)

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Written By: Howard on 05/10/07 at 8:10 pm


neato! 8)


You ever thought of yourself as DooWop Queen? ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/10/07 at 8:13 pm


You ever thought of yourself as DooWop Queen? ;D



sure...that would be really cool! 8)  I sing the doo wop songs in the shower....does that count?! :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 05/10/07 at 9:04 pm

^I guess the cool thing is, alot of those songs are vocally-driven, so they're probably pretty easy to sing, lol.

Lots of '80s songs were influenced by the '50s and early-mid '60s. Have you heard "The Longest Time" by Billy Joel? That's extremely doowop/barbershop quartet-esque. I don't even know if it's got any instruments.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/10/07 at 9:38 pm


^I guess the cool thing is, alot of those songs are vocally-driven, so they're probably pretty easy to sing, lol.

Lots of '80s songs were influenced by the '50s and early-mid '60s. Have you heard "The Longest Time" by Billy Joel? That's extremely doowop/barbershop quartet-esque. I don't even know if it's got any instruments.



Yes, you are right about that. I love songs with that sort of feel to them. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 05/11/07 at 6:08 am



sure...that would be really cool! 8)  I sing the doo wop songs in the shower....does that count?! :D


Yes I guess it could. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/04/07 at 8:29 pm

meh, it's been awhile..so I figured I'd give it a bump! :)

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Written By: Marty McFly on 06/04/07 at 8:39 pm

Cool, I missed this thread lol. ;)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/04/07 at 8:41 pm


Cool, I missed this thread lol. ;)


aww thanks Jesse!! :) It was basically our "conversation" thread, huh? ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/04/07 at 8:44 pm

I know, it was huh? I was going to bump mine, but I realized this was sort of it in a way (hope I'm not stealing your thunder, though). ;)

So, what's new with you and stuff?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/04/07 at 8:47 pm


I know, it was huh? I was going to bump mine, but I realized this was sort of it in a way (hope I'm not stealing your thunder, though). ;)

So, what's new with you and stuff?



hey, I don't mind sharing my thread with ya! ;)

I'm doing well...a bit nervous. Tomorrow is Vaughn's kindergarten screening, and I have no idea what to really expect. I am hoping that someone here who has been through it with their child, fills me in a bit (I posted something about it in the feel anyway June thread). He's just soooo stubborn and strong-willed...I have all of these scenarios going through my mind of what "could" happen...and I hope I am wrong!! :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/04/07 at 8:50 pm

Yeah I think it's normal to analyze things before they happen, since we worry about the possibilities. What does he think, though? Is he excited or apprehensive about leaving "home" for the first time in a way? I know you've said that he sometimes takes awhile to adapt to new environments.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/04/07 at 9:09 pm


Yeah I think it's normal to analyze things before they happen, since we worry about the possibilities. What does he think, though? Is he excited or apprehensive about leaving "home" for the first time in a way? I know you've said that he sometimes takes awhile to adapt to new environments.



well, we were talking about tomorrow, and he seemed pretty excited...however, that's how he was 2 months prior to Halloween too...all excited to wear his costume, and then that day came and he didn't want anywhere near it. :-\\

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/04/07 at 9:25 pm

Oh yeah, anything is probably the worst right before it happens (that's not like casually thinking about it when it's in the near future, lol). Alot can change even between age 3 and 5 though, so I hope he gets through it okay when the year actually starts. I guess the more time he has to get used to the idea though, it'll probably be cool.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/04/07 at 9:29 pm


Oh yeah, anything is probably the worst right before it happens (that's not like casually thinking about it when it's in the near future, lol). Alot can change even between age 3 and 5 though, so I hope he gets through it okay when the year actually starts. I guess the more time he has to get used to the idea though, it'll probably be cool.


yes, I think so too. He is so bored at home...he needs to go to school and meet kids, and have a change of scenery, and stuff.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/04/07 at 9:33 pm

Yeah, this is sorta his last "lazy" period where he gets to lay around the house and stuff, lol. Does he know any kids in the neighborhood or anything that he could hang out with? Does Chris watch him when you're at work and vice versa, or does he get babysat ever, etc?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/04/07 at 9:37 pm


Yeah, this is sorta his last "lazy" period where he gets to lay around the house and stuff, lol. Does he know any kids in the neighborhood or anything that he could hang out with? Does Chris watch him when you're at work and vice versa, or does he get babysat ever, etc?



Unfortunately he doesn't know anyone around here...we've only lived here for 2 years...and there aren't too many kids on our street...well, actually I am sort of wrong. There's this little girl named Melanie who goes to our church, she lives right down the road and she is starting kindergarten too...so maybe I can invite her over to play sometime.

Yes, Chris watches him all the time when I am at work. The only other people that ever babysit Vaughn are: my parents, his grandma (his dad's mom), my sister Beth, and his mom Brandy sometimes....and Beth's friend Natalie has watched him too (he really likes her).

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/04/07 at 9:46 pm

Unfortunately he doesn't know anyone around here...we've only lived here for 2 years...and there aren't too many kids on our street...well, actually I am sort of wrong. There's this little girl named Melanie who goes to our church, she lives right down the road and she is starting kindergarten too...so maybe I can invite her over to play sometime.

Yes, Chris watches him all the time when I am at work. The only other people that ever babysit Vaughn are: my parents, his grandma (his dad's mom), my sister Beth, and his mom Brandy sometimes....and Beth's friend Natalie has watched him too (he really likes her).


Oh that's good about Beth's friend and him getting along, I was sometimes kinda picky with babysitters I liked and those I didn't (especially if I didn't know 'em that well), lol. Do you think it'll be overwhelming for him at all to be in class? It seems like he's more used to being around adults - as I also was at that age. Is the girl Melanie his first same-aged buddy in a way? I'm sure that's something special in a way.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/04/07 at 11:36 pm


Oh that's good about Beth's friend and him getting along, I was sometimes kinda picky with babysitters I liked and those I didn't (especially if I didn't know 'em that well), lol. Do you think it'll be overwhelming for him at all to be in class? It seems like he's more used to being around adults - as I also was at that age. Is the girl Melanie his first same-aged buddy in a way? I'm sure that's something special in a way.





Well, he goes to his sunday/church school class once a week..and he seems to get along well there, and like it.  He enjoys playing with kids too. I try to take him to the playground and other places where he can be around kids his age.  That little girl....no, they aren't friends at all. They just happen to be the same age. There's another little girl (named Sarah) that he is pals with...but she is a year older than Vaughn.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 06/05/07 at 6:05 am

What's your favorite time to relax?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/05/07 at 1:10 pm

Well, he goes to his sunday/church school class once a week..and he seems to get along well there, and like it.  He enjoys playing with kids too. I try to take him to the playground and other places where he can be around kids his age.  That little girl....no, they aren't friends at all. They just happen to be the same age. There's another little girl (named Sarah) that he is pals with...but she is a year older than Vaughn.

Oh yeah, my bad - I must've been confusing the one you just mentioned with Sarah (his friend at church and stuff, whom you said he seems to really like). ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/05/07 at 1:13 pm


What's your favorite time to relax?


that would be after I get Vaughn to bed (anywhere between 8-9 is when I get him to bed)...then I just chill out on the computer or watch TV or a movie).



Oh yeah, my bad - I must've been confusing the one you just mentioned with Sarah (his friend at church and stuff, whom you said he seems to really like). ;)



oh that's ok, no problem.  BTW....his kindergarten screening went really well today! :)  He passed everything and told me that he had LOTS of fun, and is really excited for kindergarten! YAY!! :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/05/07 at 1:23 pm

^ Hey, good stuff. 8) At first I thought it must've been early, but sometimes I almost forget you're 3 hours ahead of me, since this feels like talking to a real life friend, lol. Glad it went well, though. I wonder if he's either starting to grow out of the Halloween costume phase, or he's just excited to be going. I think just about at his age is when you're into things enough to start easily getting bored if you don't have stuff to do.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/05/07 at 1:25 pm


^ Hey, good stuff. 8) At first I thought it must've been early, but sometimes I almost forget you're 3 hours ahead of me, since this feels like talking to a real life friend, lol. Glad it went well, though. I wonder if he's either starting to grow out of the Halloween costume phase, or he's just excited to be going. I think just about at his age is when you're into things enough to start easily getting bored if you don't have stuff to do.



Yes, my mom said the same sort of thing to me...that the age of 5 is when kids start really growing up and growing out of old stages, etc.  I was very surprised at how well it went today....and he was just so excited. I think he's happy about starting something that will keep him occupied and teach him fun things at the same time.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/23/07 at 8:14 pm

whoa...I saw a guest viewing this...and it's been awhile, so I thought I would bump it. So, ya....I'm open for questions again! Shoot! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 07/24/07 at 6:40 am

Would you like to come to New York? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/24/07 at 1:32 pm


Would you like to come to New York? ???


Yes, I'd love to someday.  Oh, btw...Beth (midknightdarkness) is going to New York next weekend...to see "Beauty and the Beast" on broadway.  How far are you from there...maybe she can stop at Pathmark and say hello to you! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 07/24/07 at 1:35 pm

Can you hang out with the haunted eye?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/24/07 at 1:44 pm


Can you hang out with the haunted eye?


huh? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 07/24/07 at 4:13 pm


Yes, I'd love to someday.  Oh, btw...Beth (midknightdarkness) is going to New York next weekend...to see "Beauty and the Beast" on broadway.  How far are you from there...maybe she can stop at Pathmark and say hello to you! :)



I work in Garden City Park.from Broadway she would need to take the,I think the E to the F then take the N24 to Nassau Blvd.(The "N'' buses are Long Island ones).

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/24/07 at 11:42 pm



I work in Garden City Park.from Broadway she would need to take the,I think the E to the F then take the N24 to Nassau Blvd.(The "N'' buses are Long Island ones).



do you work at all next weekend?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 07/24/07 at 11:48 pm

Hi there!

How's my quirky buddy, Erin?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/24/07 at 11:49 pm


Hi there!

How's my quirky buddy, Erin?



Hey Wayne!  I'm doing pretty well, thanks for asking! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 07/24/07 at 11:50 pm



Hey Wayne!  I'm doing pretty well, thanks for asking! :)


Well, asking is a good way to find things out! ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/24/07 at 11:51 pm


Well, asking is a good way to find things out! ;)



how have you been?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 07/25/07 at 6:25 am



do you work at all next weekend?



I don't know,I would have to wait till I get the new schedule in on Saturday.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 07/26/07 at 6:57 am

Hey, cool to see this back (another time). :) 8)

So, what've you been up to? I know we've had War and Peace-length talks in a bunch of other threads recently, but it's about all different stuff.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 07/26/07 at 2:36 pm


how have you been?


I've been OK.
Many things happening at once, but on the good side, I've been burning discs quite greatly.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 07/26/07 at 7:53 pm

If I spot Beth on Saturday,I'll take her to Burger King. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/26/07 at 9:42 pm


Hey, cool to see this back (another time). :) 8)

So, what've you been up to? I know we've had War and Peace-length talks in a bunch of other threads recently, but it's about all different stuff.


I've been ok. Life is stressful (always having to worry about stuff...like our newest worry is getting some stuff done with the house...before it becomes too late. Our roof is really bad, and so is our porch...we bought a "fixer upper"...so that's what we get)....but I've been good.
I have a potential new job (I have an interview tomorrow)...so that's a good thing. And...it is in the field that I've had MUCH experience too! Someone who owns a shop wants to hire someone to be in charge of their online auctions, and also do bookkeeping and secretarial work for their place, as well. So...I'm pretty excited about that. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 07/26/07 at 10:20 pm

^Oh right on. 8) Since you did stuff with Ebay for awhile, that would probably be like second nature to you. Like, imagine if someone hired me to write Final Thoughts or articles on decadeology. ;D

Is the house just in slight disrepair or is it something that really needs to be fixed before it's dangerous? It's kinda unnerving to think about it in that way, but I hope you can get it taken care of.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/26/07 at 10:28 pm


^Oh right on. 8) Since you did stuff with Ebay for awhile, that would probably be like second nature to you. Like, imagine if someone hired me to write Final Thoughts or articles on decadeology. ;D

Is the house just in slight disrepair or is it something that really needs to be fixed before it's dangerous? It's kinda unnerving to think about it in that way, but I hope you can get it taken care of.



Yes...this job would be like second nature to me!! That is why I was so excited when I read the job description. I talked to the owner today and he seems like a decent guy, I'll meet him in person tomorrow.


Regarding our house....it appears to be worse off than what we expected. We've only lived here for 2 years, but the house is older (like 75 years old or so). The guy that we bought it from basically made it look decent (wallpaper, cheap paint, decent flooring, etc)...but we are discovering things all the time that were very cheaply done/covered up.  We knew that our roof needed replaced soon, but we thought that we could have waited until next summer...but it turns out that it is much worse than we thought it to be.

What I would love to do is fix this house up and sell it as soon as possible...and then find a place that isn't a "fixer upper"...so that we don't have to worry about all of this stuff happening to it. That's our goal. :) One good thing is that it was appraised a LOT higher than what the guy sold it to us at....so in a few years, we might be able to make a decent profit out of it.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 07/27/07 at 10:26 am



Yes...this job would be like second nature to me!! That is why I was so excited when I read the job description. I talked to the owner today and he seems like a decent guy, I'll meet him in person tomorrow.


Regarding our house....it appears to be worse off than what we expected. We've only lived here for 2 years, but the house is older (like 75 years old or so). The guy that we bought it from basically made it look decent (wallpaper, cheap paint, decent flooring, etc)...but we are discovering things all the time that were very cheaply done/covered up.  We knew that our roof needed replaced soon, but we thought that we could have waited until next summer...but it turns out that it is much worse than we thought it to be.

What I would love to do is fix this house up and sell it as soon as possible...and then find a place that isn't a "fixer upper"...so that we don't have to worry about all of this stuff happening to it. That's our goal. :) One good thing is that it was appraised a LOT higher than what the guy sold it to us at....so in a few years, we might be able to make a decent profit out of it.


Yeah, sounds like the best plan you could do with the situation. That's a bummer it was only residually fixed up. Actually, our unit was sorta like that too. This complex was built in 1979 (which I know is still way newer than the '30s - back then, your current house would've already been old, lol) and lots of the appliances are the originals. Turns out, quite a few of them decided to eventually cr*p out in the time we've been living here. We got the bathrooms and dishwasher, etc. replaced and renovated, which usually increases the resale value. Is that sorta what you guys are thinking of doing?

When you say it's in bad shape though, do you mean just an inconveinene/annoyance, or could it really be dangerous if something goes? Like the roof sounds a bit scary.

P.S. Good luck when you meet that guy today. 8)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/27/07 at 10:32 am


Yeah, sounds like the best plan you could do with the situation. That's a bummer it was only residually fixed up. Actually, our unit was sorta like that too. This complex was built in 1979 (which I know is still way newer than the '30s - back then, your current house would've already been old, lol) and lots of the appliances are the originals. Turns out, quite a few of them decided to eventually cr*p out in the time we've been living here. We got the bathrooms and dishwasher, etc. replaced and renovated, which usually increases the resale value. Is that sorta what you guys are thinking of doing?

When you say it's in bad shape though, do you mean just an inconveinene/annoyance, or could it really be dangerous if something goes? Like the roof sounds a bit scary.

P.S. Good luck when you meet that guy today. 8)


Yes, we are planning on fixing things up here and there (as money allows). We have replaced the dishwasher (the one that came with the house was ancient and UGLY)....and of course, we brought our own appliances (all new).  I just nearly finished painting the kitchen....and we have a few more rooms to paint.  We've replaced different pipes (took out the old ones and put new PVC pipes in....because we were having major problems in the laundryroom..and thank goodness that Chris' uncle happens to be a plumber!!). The roof, yes...if we don't do something soon, it will definitely be a problem...so that is our #1 priority now, along with our front porch. We were planning on putting a new front porch on this spring...but I don't know if it can wait...we have to see what we can do.  Like I said, we've only been here for 2 years so far...and we are trying to do a little bit at a time. Other plans in the (hopefully) near future: extending our bathroom, putting a little powder room off of the laundry room, ripping up all of the UGLY carpeting upstairs and replacing it with wood, or at least some nice laminate, refinishing the livingroom floor (we tore up the carpets and found some decent hardwood..it just needs sanded and re stained), doing some landscaping out front,  etc..etc..the list goes on and on, it never ends. ::)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 07/27/07 at 12:58 pm

Have you ever been to any Disney-themed amusement parks?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 07/27/07 at 1:29 pm

So,Is Beth stopping by tomorrow? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/27/07 at 1:33 pm


Have you ever been to any Disney-themed amusement parks?



Nope, never been to either Disneyland OR DisneyWorld. I would like to get to Universal Studios one of these days...however, we are going to wait until Vaughn is like 8-10, so that he will enjoy it more.


So,Is Beth stopping by tomorrow? ???


I doubt it Howard. She is going with her boyfriend and his family...so they have the weekend sort of planned out already for them...and they know that she's never been to NYC, so they have a lot of sightseeing stuff in mind.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 07/27/07 at 1:36 pm



Nope, never been to either Disneyland OR DisneyWorld. I would like to get to Universal Studios one of these days...however, we are going to wait until Vaughn is like 8-10, so that he will enjoy it more.

I doubt it Howard. She is going with her boyfriend and his family...so they have the weekend sort of planned out already for them...and they know that she's never been to NYC, so they have a lot of sightseeing stuff in mind.



Ok very well then,nix the plans but maybe some other time,Ok? :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/27/07 at 1:37 pm



Ok very well then,nix the plans but maybe some other time,Ok? :)


yes. I would like to go to NYC sometime...maybe when I do, I'll bring Beth along..and we can all do lunch! :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 07/27/07 at 1:39 pm


yes. I would like to go to NYC sometime...maybe when I do, I'll bring Beth along..and we can all do lunch! :)


We could do this on one of my days off. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/27/07 at 1:52 pm


We could do this on one of my days off. ;)


sure...but I can't promise you that it will be soon..I have no idea when we will have the time and expenses to take a trip.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 07/27/07 at 2:36 pm


sure...but I can't promise you that it will be soon..I have no idea when we will have the time and expenses to take a trip.



No It's Ok Erin,don't worry about it. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 07/30/07 at 4:08 pm


Yes, we are planning on fixing things up here and there (as money allows). We have replaced the dishwasher (the one that came with the house was ancient and UGLY)....and of course, we brought our own appliances (all new).  I just nearly finished painting the kitchen....and we have a few more rooms to paint.  We've replaced different pipes (took out the old ones and put new PVC pipes in....because we were having major problems in the laundryroom..and thank goodness that Chris' uncle happens to be a plumber!!). The roof, yes...if we don't do something soon, it will definitely be a problem...so that is our #1 priority now, along with our front porch. We were planning on putting a new front porch on this spring...but I don't know if it can wait...we have to see what we can do.  Like I said, we've only been here for 2 years so far...and we are trying to do a little bit at a time. Other plans in the (hopefully) near future: extending our bathroom, putting a little powder room off of the laundry room, ripping up all of the UGLY carpeting upstairs and replacing it with wood, or at least some nice laminate, refinishing the livingroom floor (we tore up the carpets and found some decent hardwood..it just needs sanded and re stained), doing some landscaping out front,  etc..etc..the list goes on and on, it never ends. ::)


I'm sure that'll work out 'cause we did the same thing in this unit a few months ago. Except for the bedrooms, everything is hardwood floors now. At first I was hesitant about that 'cause I like carpets, but it actually seems alot cleaner in a way. The old one had probably seen better days, lol.

I hope everything squeaks by and holds up at least until you guys can get the money together (too bad you can't actually talk to inatimate objects and tell them to hang in there!). ;D  In the worst case scenario, is there anything you can do financially (i.e. family or friends you guys could borrow from)?

Oh, what color are you painting everything? Is this the '50s-themed diner stuff? You probably told me but I forget offhand. ;)



Nope, never been to either Disneyland OR DisneyWorld. I would like to get to Universal Studios one of these days...however, we are going to wait until Vaughn is like 8-10, so that he will enjoy it more.


That's ironic 'cause I've been to Disneyland twice (once in early 1986 with my parents, uncle and grandma, and again in 1999 with a few friends), yet not Disney World or Universal Studios, although both sound like they'd be fun. Do you think he'd just appreciate it more in, like 3 years as opposed to now?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 07/30/07 at 4:25 pm

How are you feeling today?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/30/07 at 9:44 pm


I'm sure that'll work out 'cause we did the same thing in this unit a few months ago. Except for the bedrooms, everything is hardwood floors now. At first I was hesitant about that 'cause I like carpets, but it actually seems alot cleaner in a way. The old one had probably seen better days, lol.

I hope everything squeaks by and holds up at least until you guys can get the money together (too bad you can't actually talk to inatimate objects and tell them to hang in there!). ;D  In the worst case scenario, is there anything you can do financially (i.e. family or friends you guys could borrow from)?

Oh, what color are you painting everything? Is this the '50s-themed diner stuff? You probably told me but I forget offhand. ;)

That's ironic 'cause I've been to Disneyland twice (once in early 1986 with my parents, uncle and grandma, and again in 1999 with a few friends), yet not Disney World or Universal Studios, although both sound like they'd be fun. Do you think he'd just appreciate it more in, like 3 years as opposed to now?



Yes, I LOVE hardwood floors! I can't wait to have that in all of our rooms...it's so much easier to take care of. In regards to fixing up the roof and porch...there is this company that we are going to try to go through them....they allow you to consolidate your mortgage and borrow some money for home repairs..and the amount that you pay back isn't all that much...so hopefully that will work out.
We painted the kitchen red....we already have a retro dinette set (chrome/black/white), and we are getting a matching ceiling fan (chrome & black). We are putting a ceramic tile backsplash behind the stove and the whole way around past the sink area. I am not sure what kind yet..we have to check out some designs. Then...we are going to rip out our current tile flooring and put in black & white checkered tile.  For decorations...I have TONS of retro and antique/vintage pictures that I am going to hang. I also have lots of neat retro Coca Cola memorabilia to set around the kitchen...and I even have a neon clock, and a retro neon "Route 66" light-up sign. It should look really neato when we are finished.

We are also going to be painting Vaughn's room blue and red (Spiderman), and I want to paint our bedroom either dark brown, or gray...I'm not sure yet. So ya, we have lots of work to do!

Regarding Disney...yes, I think Vaughn would appreciate it/be able to ride a lot more in a few years, instead of now. Also, we just don't have the funds right now to go on a huge vacation of that sort.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/26/07 at 11:23 pm

*Bump

You know we've gotta keep this thread rolling. :) So, what've you been up to lately?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/26/07 at 11:27 pm

aww...thanks for bumping my thread, man! *sheds a tear of joy* ;D


I'm doing pretty well, thanks for asking. I have been busy working, and getting Vaughn ready for school. He had his kindergarten orientation week, last week...it went really well. Then he had the next week off. Now, he is starting into his regular schedule tomorrow. He will be going from 9 am. to around 3:30 pm...it will be a long day for him.

I've decided to pick up some daylight shifts at work...something to keep me busy, and also, so that I have more nights free with Chris and Vaughn.

I've decided to try to go back to college and finally obtain my degree. I'm gonna try to get there by this spring, or next fall at the latest. I think I'm gonna major in History...it makes sense for me to do that...beings that I am so very obsessed with it.

We are still working on loads of stuff around the house....always something to be doing.

That's about it for now. :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/26/07 at 11:36 pm


aww...thanks for bumping my thread, man! *sheds a tear of joy* ;D


I'm doing pretty well, thanks for asking. I have been busy working, and getting Vaughn ready for school. He had his kindergarten orientation week, last week...it went really well. Then he had the next week off. Now, he is starting into his regular schedule tomorrow. He will be going from 9 am. to around 3:30 pm...it will be a long day for him.

I've decided to pick up some daylight shifts at work...something to keep me busy, and also, so that I have more nights free with Chris and Vaughn.

I've decided to try to go back to college and finally obtain my degree. I'm gonna try to get there by this spring, or next fall at the latest. I think I'm gonna major in History...it makes sense for me to do that...beings that I am so very obsessed with it.

We are still working on loads of stuff around the house....always something to be doing.

That's about it for now. :D


Oh cool, yeah I had it in the back of my mind that Vaughn was about to start school. I know you were a little apprehensive about that (as he was probably too, lol), so I'm glad to hear it's going pretty well so far.

So you're moving more towards the dayshift - how's that been? You know what, I prefer that in the longterm myself, even if it's more populated and fun to actually work at night. It's honestly easier to relax on your offtime when you have the second half of the day free. You know that scene in the Simpsons intro where Homer rushes off when the whistle blows at the Power Plant? I kinda feel like that, where you've got the rest of the day to relax. It's harder the other way around because it's in the back of your mind that, "oh, I have to go to work".

With me, the only problem is dragging my lazy *ss out of bed, but after that it's fine. ;D

Yeah, I remember you saying something awhile back about wanting to repursue your degree (what was it that you wanted to do again as a job? Photography and travelling if I remember). I'm sure you'll have a great time studying history. That was always one of my favorite things too, as you can imagine....it's like an advanced form of Back To the Future, analysis and decadeology all in one. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/26/07 at 11:40 pm


Oh cool, yeah I had it in the back of my mind that Vaughn was about to start school. I know you were a little apprehensive about that (as he was probably too, lol), so I'm glad to hear it's going pretty well so far.

So you're moving more towards the dayshift - how's that been? You know what, I prefer that in the longterm myself, even if it's more populated and fun to actually work at night. It's honestly easier to relax on your offtime when you have the second half of the day free. You know that scene in the Simpsons intro where Homer rushes off when the whistle blows at the Power Plant? I kinda feel like that, where you've got the rest of the day to relax. It's harder the other way around because it's in the back of your mind that, "oh, I have to go to work".

With me, the only problem is dragging my lazy *ss out of bed, but after that it's fine. ;D

Yeah, I remember you saying something awhile back about wanting to repursue your degree (what was it that you wanted to do again as a job? Photography and travelling if I remember). I'm sure you'll have a great time studying history. That was always one of my favorite things too, as you can imagine....it's like an advanced form of Back To the Future, analysis and decadeology all in one. ;)



yes, that's exactly how I feel...like you are getting your workday over with, and then you can relax at night. It's hard going into work at around 5pm....it's like, I've already worked so hard during the day at home...then, I have to go into work yet...UGH!

Yes, I think I'll really like history. I still love taking pictures and stuff...but maybe more on the level of being a past-time...instead of trying to make a living from it...ya know?

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Written By: Marty McFly on 08/26/07 at 11:52 pm

^ Yeah, things have the possibility of becoming less fun if you have to devote all this time to it. Are there certain things you'd rather take pictures of than others? I'm guessing you'd be more into scenery and locations than, say being a personal photographer.

What period do you think you'll major in the most? If we're talking about the pre-automobile era (the transition from wild west to electricity at the crux was like 1890-1914ish, but real "history" is before then), I always liked the Gold Rush era of California. Or maybe the time George Washington was alive. I actually remember coming across articles all about his last days at Mount Vernon in, like 8th grade and got really into it.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/26/07 at 11:55 pm


^ Yeah, things have the possibility of becoming less fun if you have to devote all this time to it. Are there certain things you'd rather take pictures of than others? I'm guessing you'd be more into scenery and locations than, say being a personal photographer.

What period do you think you'll major in the most? If we're talking about the pre-automobile era (the transition from wild west to electricity at the crux was like 1890-1914ish, but real "history" is before then), I always liked the Gold Rush era of California. Or maybe the time George Washington was alive. I actually remember coming across articles all about his last days at Mount Vernon in, like 8th grade and got really into it.



Oh, I enjoy taking pictures of all sorts of things. Mostly of people (my family), and nature, and old buildings/defunct places/roadside attractions/etc.

I really love more modern history, I'm such a fan of it. I would love to work somewhere as a historian, maybe at a museum, perhaps a specialty museum of something having to do with more modern history...I really don't know yet though.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 08/27/07 at 12:06 am

Yeah, same here really (on both counts). I do wish I'd taken more personal pictures in the past, though. Most of the time I just took them of "stuff", like shopping centers, street scenes or places around the neighborhood. That's one way that I'm such a geek for being able to pick stuff out about how a certain period looks (i.e. logos having a particular design, or 1994 being when rounded cars started mixing in with the squareish ones). But when I look it over now, it's like...hey I wish there more people in these! ;)

Same here, I like times that are distant enough to be interesting, but close enough to relate to in a primitive way. For me, I guess the mid 1800s to c. 1963 would be this way to me. I can't call anytime after The Beatles "historic", although of course anything in the past is fascinating in a way.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/27/07 at 12:08 am


Yeah, same here really (on both counts). I do wish I'd taken more personal pictures in the past, though. Most of the time I just took them of "stuff", like shopping centers, street scenes or places around the neighborhood. That's one way that I'm such a geek for being able to pick stuff out about how a certain period looks (i.e. logos having a particular design, or 1994 being when rounded cars started mixing in with the squareish ones). But when I look it over now, it's like...hey I wish there more people in these! ;)

Same here, I like times that are distant enough to be interesting, but close enough to relate to in a primitive way. For me, I guess the mid 1800s to c. 1963 would be this way to me. I can't call anytime after The Beatles "historic", although of course anything in the past is fascinating in a way.


haha..I've always been a real stickler for being able to recognize when stores/restaurants change their logos/signs. I've always been a big fan of leaving them alone as their original design. I don't like the "newer", "more hip" designs/logos.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 08/27/07 at 12:14 am

Yeah, like Burger King's old one with the simple capital letters in red sandwiched inbetween the burger buns, was perfect. The blue-ish one now was probably done to make it look semi futuristic.

To use another couple examples...I think the present day VH1 logo looks stupid, scribbled on that cube. The old-school one circa 1991 with a clear cutout of each letter even LOOKED cool, same with the updated late '90s one in the circle with the Music First slogan.

Or when they change the set of talk shows, that can take the feel along with it. Like the living room set in America's Funniest Home Videos.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/27/07 at 12:17 am


Yeah, like Burger King's old one with the simple capital letters in red sandwiched inbetween the burger buns, was perfect. The blue-ish one now was probably done to make it look semi futuristic.

To use another couple examples...I think the present day VH1 logo looks stupid, scribbled on that cube. The old-school one circa 1991 with a clear cutout of each letter even LOOKED cool, same with the updated late '90s one in the circle with the Music First slogan.

Or when they change the set of talk shows, that can take the feel along with it. Like the living room set in America's Funniest Home Videos.


Oh gosh...the Burger King one is PRIME example of how they should have left well enough, alone.  Another one is Pizza Hut. The new one is crap.

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Written By: Marty McFly on 08/27/07 at 12:26 am

Yeah I know, lol - it's really needless when you think about it. On one hand, I can see where they're coming from because they don't want to stagnate, but it's like change the colors, not the way it looks! Ya know? If something is fine, what's wrong with leaving it alone? I'm sure there's places in the world that are virtually unchanged from centuries ago, like tribal villages in Africa.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/27/07 at 12:29 am


Yeah I know, lol - it's really needless when you think about it. On one hand, I can see where they're coming from because they don't want to stagnate, but it's like change the colors, not the way it looks! Ya know? If something is fine, what's wrong with leaving it alone? I'm sure there's places in the world that are virtually unchanged from centuries ago, like tribal villages in Africa.


Ya, it totally drives me insane when they think that they need to change something to supposedly "better it".  Sometimes I will be driving down a certain road, or turnpike or something, and I will see one of those signs that shows which restaurants are near...and for the most part, those signs seem to be outdated...so they will still have the old Burger King, or Pizza Hut logo on it...and I get all excited. I'll tell ya, it doesn't take much to excite me. ;D

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Written By: Marty McFly on 08/27/07 at 12:38 am


Ya, it totally drives me insane when they think that they need to change something to supposedly "better it".  Sometimes I will be driving down a certain road, or turnpike or something, and I will see one of those signs that shows which restaurants are near...and for the most part, those signs seem to be outdated...so they will still have the old Burger King, or Pizza Hut logo on it...and I get all excited. I'll tell ya, it doesn't take much to excite me. ;D


I never thought about that before, but I guess it makes sense! They probably wouldn't go through all the trouble to replace an existing road sign just because the logo changed since they got it up. So in a small way it's almost like they still exist in their old form. Of course it's not like the food tastes any different because of a sign, but it seems like they're unnecesarilly modernizing. It's like what are you gonna do when this gets old too?

That seems very "of this decade" doesn't it? Like around 2003 things just seemed to shoot into being "ultramodern". In the '90s, they seemed to still have the old-school logos and designs from some years earlier.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/27/07 at 12:43 am


I never thought about that before, but I guess it makes sense! They probably wouldn't go through all the trouble to replace an existing road sign just because the logo changed since they got it up. So in a small way it's almost like they still exist in their old form. Of course it's not like the food tastes any different because of a sign, but it seems like they're unnecesarilly modernizing. It's like what are you gonna do when this gets old too?

That seems very "of this decade" doesn't it? Like around 2003 things just seemed to shoot into being "ultramodern". In the '90s, they seemed to still have the old-school logos and designs from some years earlier.


Yes, it totally does. I don't remember them really changing the signs/etc up until just several years ago. It's funny how the late 90's seem so yesterday...but things have changed so much since just then.

I also hate when they change certain places decors, etc. For example: Chuck E. Cheese. When I was young, it was SO cool. They had a separate room there where you would go and sit in booths to watch the show (of the characters singing/playing their instruments/etc)....and underneath the stage there used to be this cool mousehole maze that you could climb through. Nowadays, it is SO different there. Now, it's all in one open room, and you sit out in the open in booths to watch the show...it totally lost its coziness.  And, there is no more mousehole to crawl though. It seems so generic now. :-\\

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Written By: Marty McFly on 08/27/07 at 12:59 am

Oh yeah, I've told you about Chuck E Cheese from my own experience too. I used to go there all the time when I was as young as, like 3. We even met this dude who worked there, that became a family friend of ours...he was about 19 back in 1984/'85. They even used to have music playing over the loudspeakers too, so I was introduced to alot of pop songs that way (although chances are I would've heard them soon enough anyway, lol). That was the picture I always associated with Huey's "The Power of Love" and REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling" - those pizza rooms adjoining the arcades or the live action games. ;) Just in general, it seemed like a nice hangout place, whereas now it's just another random place to go.

P.S. The late '90s I think are pretty much like today (presence of the Internet, etc) just alot closer to the past, which makes them nostalgia really. In 1999 there was still a piece of the '80s that was less than ten years ago! Well, there was also better music too. I'd take boybands, "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing", "She's So High" and early Britney over most generic hip hop anytime.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/27/07 at 1:02 am


Oh yeah, I've told you about Chuck E Cheese from my own experience too. I used to go there all the time when I was as young as, like 3. We even met this dude who worked there, that became a family friend of ours...he was about 19 back in 1984/'85. They even used to have music playing over the loudspeakers too, so I was introduced to alot of pop songs that way (although chances are I would've heard them soon enough anyway, lol). That was the picture I always associated with Huey's "The Power of Love" and REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling" - those pizza rooms adjoining the arcades or the live action games. ;) Just in general, it seemed like a nice hangout place, whereas now it's just another random place to go.

P.S. The late '90s I think are pretty much like today (presence of the Internet, etc) just alot closer to the past, which makes them nostalgia really. In 1999 there was still a piece of the '80s that was less than ten years ago! Well, there was also better music too. I'd take boybands, "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing", "She's So High" and early Britney over most generic hip hop anytime.



speaking of Chuck E. Cheese....did you guys also have places like Sideshow Pizza, or ShowBizz Pizza...or Major Magics?

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Written By: Howard on 08/27/07 at 6:07 am

What have you been watching on television lately? ???

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 08/27/07 at 7:51 am

Did you ever want a brother?  ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/27/07 at 9:05 am


What have you been watching on television lately? ???


Well, I don't really watch too much TV. Most of the shows that I like are in reruns now, until they start back up with their new seasons. Here are some of my favorite shows: Law & Order: SVU, Crossing Jordan (although the show just ended for good), Ghost Whisperer, Medium. I also like to watch HGTV....I love those decorating shows....too cool~ 8)




Did you ever want a brother?  ;D


OMG...yes! I always thought that it would have been the coolest to have had an older brother. But alas, I was the first born...and the two that came after me were both girls. :D

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Written By: Marty McFly on 08/27/07 at 2:37 pm



speaking of Chuck E. Cheese....did you guys also have places like Sideshow Pizza, or ShowBizz Pizza...or Major Magics?


Magics rings a faint bell, although I can't say for sure. Never heard of the other two - are they Pizza Hut-type places in your guys' area?

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Written By: Howard on 08/27/07 at 3:26 pm


Well, I don't really watch too much TV. Most of the shows that I like are in reruns now, until they start back up with their new seasons. Here are some of my favorite shows: Law & Order: SVU, Crossing Jordan (although the show just ended for good), Ghost Whisperer, Medium. I also like to watch HGTV....I love those decorating shows....too cool~ 8)



OMG...yes! I always thought that it would have been the coolest to have had an older brother. But alas, I was the first born...and the two that came after me were both girls. :D


And how have you been getting along with your sisters?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/27/07 at 10:15 pm


Magics rings a faint bell, although I can't say for sure. Never heard of the other two - are they Pizza Hut-type places in your guys' area?



those were all sort of Chuck E. Cheese places that we used to have in our area (back in the day). They had the traditional video games, pizza, and a show that you could watch.


And how have you been getting along with your sisters?



pretty well. Beth just moved 3 hours away from me....I miss her incredibly. My other sister and I aren't the closest...not like Beth and I are.

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 08/27/07 at 10:28 pm

Have you ever felt that because you were the eldest of the kids, that you had more pressure on you to be good and set a good example or to look after the younger ones?  Would you have liked to have been born in a different order?

Have you ever wanted to do a dangerous sport, such as NASCAR school, Rock Climbing, Learning to fly, parachuting, bungi jumping, white-water river rafting...or anything else I might have left out?

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/27/07 at 10:33 pm


Have you ever felt that because you were the eldest of the kids, that you had more pressure on you to be good and set a good example or to look after the younger ones?  Would you have liked to have been born in a different order?

Have you ever wanted to do a dangerous sport, such as NASCAR school, Rock Climbing, Learning to fly, parachuting, bungi jumping, white-water river rafting...or anything else I might have left out?



To the first question...yes. I am 4 years older than my middle sister, and I am 10.5 years older than my younger sister. I have always felt like since I am the oldest...that I should be good, which I was my growing up years. I always wanted to make my parents happy. The so called, "black sheep" of the family was my middle sister. Would I want to trade places with one of them...probably not.

To the second question....I am not a very daring person.  I would love to go white-water rafting...but none of the other ones attract me, mainly to my terrible fear of heights...it's really bad.

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Written By: Howard on 08/28/07 at 6:08 am

How do you feel about trust in your husband? ???

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Written By: Marty McFly on 08/28/07 at 7:20 am



those were all sort of Chuck E. Cheese places that we used to have in our area (back in the day). They had the traditional video games, pizza, and a show that you could watch.


Doesn't it seem like those places were almost interchangable back then, although each with their own distinguishing characteristics, of course?

It's not like they don't exist anymore, but less are sitdown restaurants, and few of them have attached arcades or other extra attractions like that. From my memory, during the '80s they had this image of "here's a place you come to have pizza, but we've got lots of other cool stuff we know you'll like". This survived through the early-mid '90s. Now it's strictly like "hey, we've just got pizza", lol. Maybe once the Internet started getting off the ground circa 1997, it sorta caused the slow death of the all purpose social gathering spots like that. Sad really.



To the first question...yes. I am 4 years older than my middle sister, and I am 10.5 years older than my younger sister. I have always felt like since I am the oldest...that I should be good, which I was my growing up years. I always wanted to make my parents happy. The so called, "black sheep" of the family was my middle sister. Would I want to trade places with one of them...probably not.

To the second question....I am not a very daring person.  I would love to go white-water rafting...but none of the other ones attract me, mainly to my terrible fear of heights...it's really bad.


You're like DJ Tanner by having two younger sisters (she's a 1977er too, as is Kimmie)! 8) I guess Beth would be like your family's "Michelle" and Brandy would be "Steph". As far as siblings in general go though, did/do you ever feel younger in a way because of being around them, especially when you guys were growing up?

I was an only child, so I always sorta wanted to have a brother or sister, especially as I've gotten older. For me, I almost felt older as a kid, just because most of my friends were a little older than me, and because I usually talked with the adults easier. With time though, I get along equally well with people on either side of my age. I guess you tend to "feel like" the people you're hanging around in a way.

As far as the second point, I'm a total chicken for the most part, so you've probably got me beat there. I'm also not too fond of heights. Don't get me wrong, I'll do some stuff but it usually takes alot of plodding before I give in. Like the last time I went to this big amusement park with a couple friends (over the Summer in '05), I was petrified of any rollercoasters that went upside down. I did it, but was pretty white-knuckled. ;)

BTW, I sort of have been on the river before (although not whitewater rafting). My mom and I went canoeing in the late '80s with the friend we knew from Chuck E. Cheese a few years prior. It was 10 miles all the way through, and although I was nervous at the actual thought and even more at the beginning, it ended up being quite fun really. Then again, I was like 7 at the time, maybe I'd be more worried now, lol.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/28/07 at 8:36 am


How do you feel about trust in your husband? ???


Not to get in a long story...but I've always had problems with trust issues...and even people that I love a lot, I still don't fully trust them.



Doesn't it seem like those places were almost interchangable back then, although each with their own distinguishing characteristics, of course?

It's not like they don't exist anymore, but less are sitdown restaurants, and few of them have attached arcades or other extra attractions like that. From my memory, during the '80s they had this image of "here's a place you come to have pizza, but we've got lots of other cool stuff we know you'll like". This survived through the early-mid '90s. Now it's strictly like "hey, we've just got pizza", lol. Maybe once the Internet started getting off the ground circa 1997, it sorta caused the slow death of the all purpose social gathering spots like that. Sad really.

You're like DJ Tanner by having two younger sisters (she's a 1977er too, as is Kimmie)! 8) I guess Beth would be like your family's "Michelle" and Brandy would be "Steph". As far as siblings in general go though, did/do you ever feel younger in a way because of being around them, especially when you guys were growing up?

I was an only child, so I always sorta wanted to have a brother or sister, especially as I've gotten older. For me, I almost felt older as a kid, just because most of my friends were a little older than me, and because I usually talked with the adults easier. With time though, I get along equally well with people on either side of my age. I guess you tend to "feel like" the people you're hanging around in a way.

As far as the second point, I'm a total chicken for the most part, so you've probably got me beat there. I'm also not too fond of heights. Don't get me wrong, I'll do some stuff but it usually takes alot of plodding before I give in. Like the last time I went to this big amusement park with a couple friends (over the Summer in '05), I was petrified of any rollercoasters that went upside down. I did it, but was pretty white-knuckled. ;)

BTW, I sort of have been on the river before (although not whitewater rafting). My mom and I went canoeing in the late '80s with the friend we knew from Chuck E. Cheese a few years prior. It was 10 miles all the way through, and although I was nervous at the actual thought and even more at the beginning, it ended up being quite fun really. Then again, I was like 7 at the time, maybe I'd be more worried now, lol.


Yes, it was great back in the day, when pizza was always combined with video games/tokens/prizes/etc.  I remember those places were always quite the hangout, especially for young people in like jr. high to hang out with friends and stuff.  Even though it was mainly meant for younger kids, we still would go there when we were like 13-15....I guess we still wanted to hang onto our youth a bit. Those places are definitely not as popular anymore, and the ones that are still around tend to be geared toward younger kids (maybe 4-10 or so). Yes, the internet has changed a lot of neat traditional things. :(

Hahaha...it's funny that you compare my sisters and I to the Tanner girls....I've actually compared us to them before.  Yes, the years are almost exact. I am 30 now, Brandy is 26, and Bethany is 20....which would be almost what the Tanner girls would be in the present day.  It was a LOT like that show, in our family (minus the anal/obsessive-compulsive dad, although my dad is pretty much a neat freak too..he just isn't obsessed with cleaning products :D).  Yes, even though I am/was the oldest...I always felt younger. I would always be the one playing with my younger sisters...and I watched kid's shows (Nickelodeon, Disney, etc) with them...and well, I still do. ;D

I'm not really one for rollarcoasters. I rode some when I was younger.....we went to Cedar Point once, and I rode all of these crazy coasters...but I will tell ya, as I get older, I get less and less enthused about amusement parks, infact, I am pretty much content walking around all day, watching Vaughn ride things...and just riding a simple few myself. Ha, sometimes I feel like such a grown-up! :D ;D

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Written By: Marty McFly on 08/28/07 at 8:59 am


Yes, it was great back in the day, when pizza was always combined with video games/tokens/prizes/etc.  I remember those places were always quite the hangout, especially for young people in like jr. high to hang out with friends and stuff.  Even though it was mainly meant for younger kids, we still would go there when we were like 13-15....I guess we still wanted to hang onto our youth a bit. Those places are definitely not as popular anymore, and the ones that are still around tend to be geared toward younger kids (maybe 4-10 or so). Yes, the internet has changed a lot of neat traditional things. :(

Hahaha...it's funny that you compare my sisters and I to the Tanner girls....I've actually compared us to them before.  Yes, the years are almost exact. I am 30 now, Brandy is 26, and Bethany is 20....which would be almost what the Tanner girls would be in the present day.  It was a LOT like that show, in our family (minus the anal/obsessive-compulsive dad, although my dad is pretty much a neat freak too..he just isn't obsessed with cleaning products :D).  Yes, even though I am/was the oldest...I always felt younger. I would always be the one playing with my younger sisters...and I watched kid's shows (Nickelodeon, Disney, etc) with them...and well, I still do. ;D

I'm not really one for rollarcoasters. I rode some when I was younger.....we went to Cedar Point once, and I rode all of these crazy coasters...but I will tell ya, as I get older, I get less and less enthused about amusement parks, infact, I am pretty much content walking around all day, watching Vaughn ride things...and just riding a simple few myself. Ha, sometimes I feel like such a grown-up! :D ;D


Yeah, it's just like the mall arcades had Aladdin's Castle and stuff. Last time I went there (in '98), I had a bunch of unused quarters that I thought I'd save up for next time. To this day I still have 'em because it sadly went out of business. It's weird how video games were kinda viewed as a "kid" thing, even then. I remember lots of older people who enjoyed them at the time. Maybe it was just the majority were under 15? There was a family friend of ours and his son (around my age) who were playing The Legend of Zelda at just about the same time my dad got it for us. It even became a little conversation piece at the time, as for who would finish it first. I think they beat us by just the littlest bit.

I think Danny's cleaning spree was overemphasized for comedic effect in the show. Like in "real time" he probably didn't always clean (although he's cool and a quite nice guy, so I wouldn't think any less of him if it were his sole hobby!), so probably not too many people were like that. I guess you three do parallel DJ, Steph and Michelle. I can see you looking out for them and being cool with them in an "older friend" kind of way at the time.

Weird thing is, even as I got older, I still enjoyed "kid" stuff, just in secret. Like when I was 13 I'd have never admitted to being into some of the Disney movies. I liked alot of "older" entertainment too, like Unsolved Mysteries, or VH1 and MTV, so I would've tended to talk about those, but I still liked kid stuff from a distance. ;)

I've heard of Cedar Point and that it's a really cool place if you're into amusement parks in general. I think the distaste of certain rides has to do more with preference than age, although knowledge can make it less desirable too. Like knowing there's a vague possibility something could go wrong.

P.S. Please don't say the "G" word. ;D For one I can't pretend to see you that way in the traditional sense, and secondly, I'll reach your 2007 age in only 4-5 years, and I don't want it happening to me that quick, lol.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/28/07 at 9:06 am


Yeah, it's just like the mall arcades had Aladdin's Castle and stuff. Last time I went there (in '98), I had a bunch of unused quarters that I thought I'd save up for next time. To this day I still have 'em because it sadly went out of business. It's weird how video games were kinda viewed as a "kid" thing, even then. I remember lots of older people who enjoyed them at the time. Maybe it was just the majority were under 15? There was a family friend of ours and his son (around my age) who were playing The Legend of Zelda at just about the same time my dad got it for us. It even became a little conversation piece at the time, as for who would finish it first. I think they beat us by just the littlest bit.

I think Danny's cleaning spree was overemphasized for comedic effect in the show. Like in "real time" he probably didn't always clean (although he's cool and a quite nice guy, so I wouldn't think any less of him if it were his sole hobby!), so probably not too many people were like that. I guess you three do parallel DJ, Steph and Michelle. I can see you looking out for them and being cool with them in an "older friend" kind of way at the time.

Weird thing is, even as I got older, I still enjoyed "kid" stuff, just in secret. Like when I was 13 I'd have never admitted to being into some of the Disney movies. I liked alot of "older" entertainment too, like Unsolved Mysteries, or VH1 and MTV, so I would've tended to talk about those, but I still liked kid stuff from a distance. ;)

I've heard of Cedar Point and that it's a really cool place if you're into amusement parks in general. I think the distaste of certain rides has to do more with preference than age, although knowledge can make it less desirable too. Like knowing there's a vague possibility something could go wrong.

P.S. Please don't say the "G" word. ;D For one I can't pretend to see you that way in the traditional sense, and secondly, I'll reach your 2007 age in only 4-5 years, and I don't want it happening to me that quick, lol.



We still have arcades in our malls...I just don't really go to the mall to see if they are still as busy as they used to be when I was younger. I can't tell you the last time I was at the mall. :D

Hey, in present time, I would be first to admit that I STILL love kid's stuff. I love cartoons, I love kids' movies, I LOVE children's toys and games....part of me (a big part of me) wishes that I could still be a kid..for the rest of my life.  Oh, and I know..that "G" word is horrible. It's like having a label put on you, but you totally don't feel like you fit the part, at least that's how I feel. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/28/07 at 9:14 am

Yeah, some people think once you hit a certain age you're supposed to automatically act, think or feel a certain way, or magically get new interests or something. This is true all through life really. Truthfully, it doesn't happen that fast. It's even more abstract than decade years and stuff....at least you can sort of prove that, say grunge existed in 1991 or that '80s songs were getting off the charts or whatever, but with individuals, it really takes time to transition.

Hey, if it helps out at all, my dad was in his late 40s when the NES came out, and he was the one who wanted to buy it when it came out! Not as an attempt to be cool (believe me he's the last person on Earth who cares what people think, lol), but genuinely from being interested in it. You and I are still super young compared to 48 or 50 years old. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 08/28/07 at 4:07 pm

It appears that This Capt.Quirk is no relation to you,Erin.This Quirk resides in Florida.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: KKay on 08/28/07 at 5:25 pm

did you ever think that, if you had grown up somewhere else, that things would be different?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/28/07 at 9:45 pm


It appears that This Capt.Quirk is no relation to you,Erin.This Quirk resides in Florida.


that is true, Howard....Capt. Quirk is not I....and I am not him. It's just a coincidence that we have similiar names.



did you ever think that, if you had grown up somewhere else, that things would be different?


yes, I do think that. I mean, people adapt differently in life depending on their surroundings. It's hard to say who I would have met, what opportunities I would have had...if I had grown up somewhere different.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 08/29/07 at 6:07 am


that is true, Howard....Capt. Quirk is not I....and I am not him. It's just a coincidence that we have similiar names.


yes, I do think that. I mean, people adapt differently in life depending on their surroundings. It's hard to say who I would have met, what opportunities I would have had...if I had grown up somewhere different.



Then why don't you sue him or her for the right to be Quirky? ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/29/07 at 9:22 am



Then why don't you sue him or her for the right to be Quirky? ;D


because it's a free country...and I suppose he has the right to use that word as a screen name too. ;D :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/29/07 at 3:25 pm


yes, I do think that. I mean, people adapt differently in life depending on their surroundings. It's hard to say who I would have met, what opportunities I would have had...if I had grown up somewhere different.


Being that I'm so analytical and I'm into stuff like Back to the Future, I've always thought about this too. Even situations halfway based in reality, like what if we'd stayed at certain houses longer instead of moving, how different would all of our lives be in "2007" of that time? Then again, I think our regrets and our experiences (both good and bad) make us the people we are later. So it's like if we didn't experience certain things, maybe we wouldn't have learned from it. I guess for this reason, I've learned to appreciate my less pleasant times in a weird way, right along with the good stuff.

Have you ever felt that way too?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: KKay on 08/29/07 at 3:54 pm




yes, I do think that. I mean, people adapt differently in life depending on their surroundings. It's hard to say who I would have met, what opportunities I would have had...if I had grown up somewhere different.


yet i also think 'no matter where you go, there you are"...do you think it applies from youth?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/29/07 at 6:32 pm


Being that I'm so analytical and I'm into stuff like Back to the Future, I've always thought about this too. Even situations halfway based in reality, like what if we'd stayed at certain houses longer instead of moving, how different would all of our lives be in "2007" of that time? Then again, I think our regrets and our experiences (both good and bad) make us the people we are later. So it's like if we didn't experience certain things, maybe we wouldn't have learned from it. I guess for this reason, I've learned to appreciate my less pleasant times in a weird way, right along with the good stuff.

Have you ever felt that way too?


Yes, I know exactly what you mean, and I've often thought "what if" about so many things in my lifetime. But..you are correct, we learn from experiences, and we learn from mistakes, and it makes us who we are today...so I suppose we shouldn't dwell on it. I can't say though that thoughts of wishing that I could redo things haven't crossed my mind at least a few times a day. ;)



yet i also think 'no matter where you go, there you are"...do you think it applies from youth?


To a point. But I do think that a person's surroundings have a lot to do with what they become in life. The perfect example I can give to you...is my nephew's life.  If he would have been raised by his mother or father, he would be a completely different person (even at the age of 5)...due to MUCH different surroundings and ways that he would be raised, etc.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 08/29/07 at 7:11 pm


because it's a free country...and I suppose he has the right to use that word as a screen name too. ;D :D



But you used it first.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/29/07 at 7:34 pm



But you used it first.


ya, I know...but that's ok. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 08/29/07 at 7:44 pm


ya, I know...but that's ok. ;)



Have you talked with this Capt.Quirk yet?
Would he be on line now? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/29/07 at 7:50 pm



Have you talked with this Capt.Quirk yet?
Would he be on line now? ???


yes, when I first saw him online, I was shocked by the name....I made a comment to him, relaying my disbelief that someone could have such a similiar screen name. Beth (my sister) thought that it was me just messing around with a similiar screen name...but it isn't me.

I don't see him online right now....he isn't on everyday.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 08/30/07 at 6:21 am

Is Vaughn going to attend school this September?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/30/07 at 6:44 am

^It's several posts up now, but she said that he started Kindergarden a couple days ago. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/30/07 at 9:02 am


Is Vaughn going to attend school this September?



^It's several posts up now, but she said that he started Kindergarden a couple days ago. :)


yes, thanks for pointing that out, Jesse. :)  Yep, Howard...he started kindergarten a few days ago..he's doing really well. In just 3 days they already taught him to write his name....really well too.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/30/07 at 5:11 pm


yes, thanks for pointing that out, Jesse. :)  Yep, Howard...he started kindergarten a few days ago..he's doing really well. In just 3 days they already taught him to write his name....really well too.


Oh, that's good. I read in the Feel Any Way thread, that he threw a little fit outside the bus the other day (first day jitters maybe?), so glad to hear he's taking to it better by now. That must make it easier on you, too. :)

BTW, he must be a quick learner in terms of writing. I actually wrote when I was younger than him, but it was WAY bigger than it needed to be. Like, I remember my mom had me write a shopping list for my dad when I was 4 or so. It spanned across two full sheets of paper, and it was just like "Milk, eggs, paper towels, bananas" or something little like that, lol. Luckily my writing size shrunk by 2nd grade or so. ;D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/30/07 at 10:34 pm


Oh, that's good. I read in the Feel Any Way thread, that he threw a little fit outside the bus the other day (first day jitters maybe?), so glad to hear he's taking to it better by now. That must make it easier on you, too. :)

BTW, he must be a quick learner in terms of writing. I actually wrote when I was younger than him, but it was WAY bigger than it needed to be. Like, I remember my mom had me write a shopping list for my dad when I was 4 or so. It spanned across two full sheets of paper, and it was just like "Milk, eggs, paper towels, bananas" or something little like that, lol. Luckily my writing size shrunk by 2nd grade or so. ;D



Yes, things have been a LOT better! Thank goodness! :) He seems to really enjoy school. He has a great teacher (I was told by other parents that she is the BEST kindergarten teacher in the school).  I never really pushed Vaughn with his writing, etc. He didn't go to pre-school either...so this is his first school experience (other than sunday school at church). I always let him go at his own pace, and I think it's important for the child to be able to be taught by the teacher, the correct way to write letters, etc.  I know some children who are writing lots of stuff before they even start school. Vaughn knew how to write certain letters..but he never wrote his whole name with the letters together. So...I am impressed. He's a quick learner though, I think he'll do just fine in school.
I am really excited to get involved in school. I am gonna join the PTA, and help out with things at the school. I think that is important...to get involved and stuff.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 08/30/07 at 10:52 pm

WHUZZ WITH YOUR JELLYBONES?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/31/07 at 12:52 am


WHUZZ WITH YOUR JELLYBONES?



huh? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 08/31/07 at 6:18 am

What's a "jellybone"? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/31/07 at 7:54 am


What's a "jellybone"? ???


I have no idea? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/31/07 at 4:15 pm



Yes, things have been a LOT better! Thank goodness! :) He seems to really enjoy school. He has a great teacher (I was told by other parents that she is the BEST kindergarten teacher in the school).  I never really pushed Vaughn with his writing, etc. He didn't go to pre-school either...so this is his first school experience (other than sunday school at church). I always let him go at his own pace, and I think it's important for the child to be able to be taught by the teacher, the correct way to write letters, etc.  I know some children who are writing lots of stuff before they even start school. Vaughn knew how to write certain letters..but he never wrote his whole name with the letters together. So...I am impressed. He's a quick learner though, I think he'll do just fine in school.
I am really excited to get involved in school. I am gonna join the PTA, and help out with things at the school. I think that is important...to get involved and stuff.


Oh that's a relief I bet. :)

Yeah, since he already knew the letters, that probably made it easier for him to make "words" out of them. From the sounds of it, once he's actually at school he does fine. It's probably just the idea of going that makes him throw fits and stuff (which I used to do myself - to this day, once I'm up and running it's totally fine, even if I'm lazy to actually get moving sometimes). For your guys' sake, hopefully that was just a one time/occasional thing, though.

Good for you about joining the PTA. I admit I have no idea what those are like or what goes on behind the scenes, but I'm sure it'll be a good learning experience all around. Especially for kindergarden.

P.S. You know what? I'm not sure what effect preschool has on learning things later. I bet for some kids, if they don't grasp it, it might actually make it harder. He sounds like a smart kid though, I'm sure he'll pick everything up in no time. I actually went to preschool myself in 1984/'85, but the only thing of significance I remember about it today (or even a few years later, for that matter) were the naps and playmaze things, lol. ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 09/01/07 at 6:10 am

How's ebay coming along?

Subject: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/01/07 at 11:32 am


Oh that's a relief I bet. :)

Yeah, since he already knew the letters, that probably made it easier for him to make "words" out of them. From the sounds of it, once he's actually at school he does fine. It's probably just the idea of going that makes him throw fits and stuff (which I used to do myself - to this day, once I'm up and running it's totally fine, even if I'm lazy to actually get moving sometimes). For your guys' sake, hopefully that was just a one time/occasional thing, though.

Good for you about joining the PTA. I admit I have no idea what those are like or what goes on behind the scenes, but I'm sure it'll be a good learning experience all around. Especially for kindergarden.

P.S. You know what? I'm not sure what effect preschool has on learning things later. I bet for some kids, if they don't grasp it, it might actually make it harder. He sounds like a smart kid though, I'm sure he'll pick everything up in no time. I actually went to preschool myself in 1984/'85, but the only thing of significance I remember about it today (or even a few years later, for that matter) were the naps and playmaze things, lol. ;)



Yes, I'm anxious to join the PTA. They say that parents that get involved more, have children who are known more/recognized more by teachers, etc.

Ya, I don't really think pre-school is necessary..unless you have a child that has little to no interaction with other children...then it would be beneficial.


How's ebay coming along?


I haven't listed anything in a few months...but I am working on some listings now (because for the entire month of September...there are no listing fees! WOOT!!) :D

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 09/01/07 at 6:31 pm

What are you plan on selling this time?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/01/07 at 10:15 pm


What are you plan on selling this time?



oh a bunch of misc. things...books, clothing, movies, etc..

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 09/02/07 at 5:28 am



oh a bunch of misc. things...books, clothing, movies, etc..


Are they for cheap?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/02/07 at 8:45 pm


Are they for cheap?


I always start my things out at a pretty low price.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 09/02/07 at 9:12 pm



Yes, I'm anxious to join the PTA. They say that parents that get involved more, have children who are known more/recognized more by teachers, etc.

Ya, I don't really think pre-school is necessary..unless you have a child that has little to no interaction with other children...then it would be beneficial.

I haven't listed anything in a few months...but I am working on some listings now (because for the entire month of September...there are no listing fees! WOOT!!) :D


Yeah that makes sense, and you'll always be more in the know about what's going on with him and stuff, so it's probably a positive in both ways. Speaking of preschool, I think going to and from was more memorable for me than actually being there, lol.

Oh good for you with EBay too. Even though I've bought stuff, I never have actually listed anything on there myself to sell, but I know you've said how you make huge profits of stuff from Goodwill. ;) Do you usually resell things you've picked up used, or do you list your own stuff from some years before that you don't need anymore? Like clothes Vaughn may have grown out of.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/02/07 at 9:25 pm




Oh good for you with EBay too. Even though I've bought stuff, I never have actually listed anything on there myself to sell, but I know you've said how you make huge profits of stuff from Goodwill. ;) Do you usually resell things you've picked up used, or do you list your own stuff from some years before that you don't need anymore? Like clothes Vaughn may have grown out of.



Both, actually. I scan the thrift shops/yard sales/antique shops/etc...and I kind of know what to look for (things that sell well). Also...I sell all of Vaughn's old clothes...my clothes, music, movies, books...and my friends and relatives give me their stuff to sell too. It's really fun, and I love watching the auctions all week long. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 09/02/07 at 9:32 pm

^Yeah, it's exciting to see things build up, isn't it? Does it ever tend to go really fast towards the end? I know I've been outbidded by less than 1 minute sometimes, which is sort of both a blessing and a curse. Like a few years ago I bid on this huge collection of '80s music videos that some guy burned to DVD (this was like 2003, just before YouTube came along) that got over $90. Sure, I wanted it but at the same time, I was relieved I didn't have to pay that much, lol.

When you do movies and albums, etc. do you do them individually or as a set?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/02/07 at 9:33 pm


^Yeah, it's exciting to see things build up, isn't it? Does it ever tend to go really fast towards the end? I know I've been outbidded by less than 1 minute sometimes, which is sort of both a blessing and a curse. Like a few years ago I bid on this huge collection of '80s music videos that some guy burned to DVD (this was like 2003, just before YouTube came along) that got over $90. Sure, I wanted it but at the same time, I was relieved I didn't have to pay that much, lol.

When you do movies and albums, etc. do you do them individually or as a set?


OMG, yes...I love to watch them during the final hour or so...sometimes it is unbelieveable how much things sell for.
Sometimes I do them individually, and sometimes I put them together in a lot...it depends on the particular CD/movie/etc.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 09/03/07 at 6:12 am

How do you think 2007 fared for you? ???

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/03/07 at 9:00 am


How do you think 2007 fared for you? ???


Personally, it has been a really tough year. I don't want to get into details, because they are kind of personal...but I am looking forward to a new year.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 09/03/07 at 10:10 pm

The year is only 2/3 over, but I actually didn't realize you were going through hard times like that recently. I hope it looks up for you too, and if there's any way I can help, even if just by listening/talking, I'll do my best.

It's been sorta transitional for me too.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/03/07 at 10:24 pm


The year is only 2/3 over, but I actually didn't realize you were going through hard times like that recently. I hope it looks up for you too, and if there's any way I can help, even if just by listening/talking, I'll do my best.

It's been sorta transitional for me too.


Ya, it's been a tough year....just to name a few things: my Cat Anna died in May, we have been having some financial issues, my sister Beth moved 3 hours away, Vaughn started kindergarten (and although it's a good thing...it's still a big change), my grandma is showing signs of alzheimer's (repeating things over and over again, forgetting things, etc), and there are a few other things that I can't really get into detail about here on the boards. It's just been a very trying year so far..and I am just hoping that next year is better.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 09/04/07 at 10:37 am


Ya, it's been a tough year....just to name a few things: my Cat Anna died in May, we have been having some financial issues, my sister Beth moved 3 hours away, Vaughn started kindergarten (and although it's a good thing...it's still a big change), my grandma is showing signs of alzheimer's (repeating things over and over again, forgetting things, etc), and there are a few other things that I can't really get into detail about here on the boards. It's just been a very trying year so far..and I am just hoping that next year is better.


Oh I can sympathize with all that. I must've missed it when you said your cat died, but I'm so sorry to hear it. I know how that feels having lost a couple cats myself. Animals really are like family members to us, so I think there's always at least a little permanent loss when they go.

Yeah, I read that Beth got her own place recently but I didn't realize how far away it was. You guys are pretty much like best friend-type sisters, aren't you? If she's that far off from you when you've always been together your whole lives, it must feel like a "loss" in a way. Not like you'll never hang out anymore of course, but there's the sense that you know it'll never ever quite be the same again. Does she come down to where you guys live or vice versa very often at least?

I suppose what you said about your grandma is the hardest thing to face, because it's not really reversible. I haven't had to deal with the loss of any relatives since my grandparents died in the '80s and my last grandma in 1993. That was heartbreaking enough, and I sure don't look forward to the time something like that happens again. Even just the aging process alone scares the hell out of me. Like I have a 77-year old uncle on my dad's side, and I'd be hard-pressed to say I don't worry about him sometimes, especially nowadays. I hope to God for you guys though, that it's at least mild or doesn't catch on strongly for awhile.

I know it's a delicate subject and if you don't feel like discussing this stuff I'll understand. But like I said, if you ever want someone to talk with in PMs, I'll be happy to listen and help out. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/04/07 at 12:58 pm


Oh I can sympathize with all that. I must've missed it when you said your cat died, but I'm so sorry to hear it. I know how that feels having lost a couple cats myself. Animals really are like family members to us, so I think there's always at least a little permanent loss when they go.

Yeah, I read that Beth got her own place recently but I didn't realize how far away it was. You guys are pretty much like best friend-type sisters, aren't you? If she's that far off from you when you've always been together your whole lives, it must feel like a "loss" in a way. Not like you'll never hang out anymore of course, but there's the sense that you know it'll never ever quite be the same again. Does she come down to where you guys live or vice versa very often at least?

I suppose what you said about your grandma is the hardest thing to face, because it's not really reversible. I haven't had to deal with the loss of any relatives since my grandparents died in the '80s and my last grandma in 1993. That was heartbreaking enough, and I sure don't look forward to the time something like that happens again. Even just the aging process alone scares the hell out of me. Like I have a 77-year old uncle on my dad's side, and I'd be hard-pressed to say I don't worry about him sometimes, especially nowadays. I hope to God for you guys though, that it's at least mild or doesn't catch on strongly for awhile.

I know it's a delicate subject and if you don't feel like discussing this stuff I'll understand. But like I said, if you ever want someone to talk with in PMs, I'll be happy to listen and help out. :)


thanks Jesse..I appreciate your friendship and concern. :)

Yes, Anna died back in May...it was really hard because she was my comforter cat. Everytime I was sad and/or crying...she would come to me and climb on my back, then she would rub against my face until I stopped crying. She was such a loving animal...and I still miss her dearly. That left me with my other cat, Kit-Kat (btw, she's a doll too, but not as comforting as Anna was). Beth felt bad so she got me a kitty (which turned out to be a boy, even though I wanted a girl), and I named him Oliver Moonboots (because he has little white "boots" on his feet and paws). He's really really cute...but he's bad (he's only a kitten though)...and he bothers Kit-Kat ALL the time. :D ;D

Yes, it's been very difficult for me, having Beth 3 hours away from me.  She hates it...I feel really bad. She had an image in her mind of how it was going to be...but it's turning out to not be so great (her job, etc). She is living there for a year, and then she's coming back home (YAY!!). It's really hard though because like you said above, she and I are best friends and we used to do everything together. She would always be over here at my house, and it's tough not having her around. We talk on the phone and sometimes on the computer (when she has internet access)...but it's not the same.  We are planning a trip up in 2 weekends to see her...so...I hope everything works out with that.

Yes, the fact that people have to get older, makes me so sad. So far, I've only lost 1 grandpap (back in 1997), but I still have 2 grandmas and 1 grandpap living.  It's so heartbreaking to see the ones you love get old, and lose so much of themselves. I even worry about my parents (they are both nearing 60)....I mean, my mom had cancer (and thank God, survived it) a few years ago...and now my dad's having some medical problems....it's so hard for me. I am SO close to my family, we do everything together..if I think about it too long...I get very overwhelmed and depressed...and almost set into a panic attack. :( Life goes by so quickly, and it's crazy because when I look back to the years that I love the most, all of the people that I love were so young back then...so vibrant. Aging is so sad.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Howard on 09/04/07 at 4:02 pm

So,you fear aging?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 09/04/07 at 7:26 pm


thanks Jesse..I appreciate your friendship and concern. :)

Yes, Anna died back in May...it was really hard because she was my comforter cat. Everytime I was sad and/or crying...she would come to me and climb on my back, then she would rub against my face until I stopped crying. She was such a loving animal...and I still miss her dearly. That left me with my other cat, Kit-Kat (btw, she's a doll too, but not as comforting as Anna was). Beth felt bad so she got me a kitty (which turned out to be a boy, even though I wanted a girl), and I named him Oliver Moonboots (because he has little white "boots" on his feet and paws). He's really really cute...but he's bad (he's only a kitten though)...and he bothers Kit-Kat ALL the time. :D ;D

Yes, it's been very difficult for me, having Beth 3 hours away from me.  She hates it...I feel really bad. She had an image in her mind of how it was going to be...but it's turning out to not be so great (her job, etc). She is living there for a year, and then she's coming back home (YAY!!). It's really hard though because like you said above, she and I are best friends and we used to do everything together. She would always be over here at my house, and it's tough not having her around. We talk on the phone and sometimes on the computer (when she has internet access)...but it's not the same.  We are planning a trip up in 2 weekends to see her...so...I hope everything works out with that.

Yes, the fact that people have to get older, makes me so sad. So far, I've only lost 1 grandpap (back in 1997), but I still have 2 grandmas and 1 grandpap living.  It's so heartbreaking to see the ones you love get old, and lose so much of themselves. I even worry about my parents (they are both nearing 60)....I mean, my mom had cancer (and thank God, survived it) a few years ago...and now my dad's having some medical problems....it's so hard for me. I am SO close to my family, we do everything together..if I think about it too long...I get very overwhelmed and depressed...and almost set into a panic attack. :( Life goes by so quickly, and it's crazy because when I look back to the years that I love the most, all of the people that I love were so young back then...so vibrant. Aging is so sad.


I feel for you on all three counts.

Maybe I missed some of the details, but did Beth move out to where she is now because of the new job or vice versa? That's too bad it's not working out the way she hoped it would. I know that feeling. At least she's got plans to come back in a year, but I bet it still feels like the end of an era in a way.

If it's any consolation I feel the exact same way about relatives and such. Not knowing how much more time left we'll have on this Earth together and what it'll be like in the future. Sometimes I really do think my best years are behind me as far as that goes. I almost don't want to live to 80 or even 60, just because by then most of the "older world" I'd always known will be dead or super old. If it's bad enough at the age I am now. I'm so glad your mom pulled through the cancer scare, and I hope your dad ends up alright too.

When you said you almost go into panic mode, I really can relate to that. I've heard people say they almost feel like crying when they think about this stuff, and I've been there too. Like next January my dad is going to be 70. SEVENTY years old! He was only 45 in 1983, and my mind always saw him as being the vibrant, strong middle-aged man (who acted much younger) that took care of my grandparents and stuff. It feels unreal. The idea that he, my Uncle and people of that era are making the transition to that older person life themselves after being simply middle-aged for SO LONG is just too heartbreaking to put in words. On my mom's side, being 53 of course isn't nearly as much of an age concern, but I still worry about when she might start seeming noticeably older, since she was always quite youngish to me. Plus, that side of the family doesn't have the longest lifespan - both of my grandparents smoked and crap too.

To a lesser extent, this even hits hard when it's with celebrities, which is why I tend to bring that up alot. I guess because it's another thing that jolts me into how the times are changing, and how the familarized image I had of a certain era is becoming less relevant. When you watch movies, music videos, or any old footage it's like you're looking at nonexistant people in a way.

For instance, alot of times lately I've heard people refer to Jerry Springer as "remining me of my grandpa" and stuff like that (i.e. when he was on Dancing With the Stars), and he has started looking older in the last couple years. Yet it was only a little over a decade ago that he was just a father figure type. Like in the Tweaky Dave show from 1993 and others from that era, it would've been so weird to think of him as a grandpa when he was only in his late 40s. Well his daughter was like 15 at the time, so that could explain part of it. Like he was nice and still a sorta cool guy in certain settings, but tended to be more serious and parental towards teens and stuff. And not long before THAT he was like a young man. As late as 1982 when he ran for Governor after being mayor, he still had a youthful look and liked popular music (from what I've read), etc.

Or to think of early '90s celebrities who were then the age I am now. Of course they're still very far from old in their early-mid 40s, and most still look and act relatively the same, but most people don't look at time in a progressive, collective sense. They start with the present, so it gives them the illusion of being much older than they were back then. It's like Pauly Shore, Bon Jovi, people on MTV and VH1, Wayne and Garth, Paula Abdul or Weird Al could've almost been like my older brothers and sisters (my crush on Paula and others like her notwithstanding! ;) ). I looked at them as being so young and cool. It breaks my heart to hear people of that era referred to as old-school or whatever, because I remember when they were brand new.

What makes it harder with all these people is that they're all youngish. It's one thing if some strict teacher type person gets old, that's less of a shock...but when even the cooler, kidlike people do, that's really like you know time is passing. :(

^ Would you agree the differentiator here is that 10 years is no big deal because it's just a little while ago? Like at worst it's "kinda dated and old-school", but ultimately still very recent overall and the same era. People's ages won't have really changed much besides kids. I suppose that's why even though I really missed certain things about the '80s during the '90s (personal and pop cultural), it wasn't nearly as tough as it is now. The world was still very familiar territory and nothing was that old. But when it starts getting to 20 years or beyond that, that's when you really start reaching a point where a time in your life is irrelevant to the present.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/04/07 at 11:02 pm


So,you fear aging?



I fear my loved ones aging more than myself.




I feel for you on all three counts.

Maybe I missed some of the details, but did Beth move out to where she is now because of the new job or vice versa? That's too bad it's not working out the way she hoped it would. I know that feeling. At least she's got plans to come back in a year, but I bet it still feels like the end of an era in a way.

If it's any consolation I feel the exact same way about relatives and such. Not knowing how much more time left we'll have on this Earth together and what it'll be like in the future. Sometimes I really do think my best years are behind me as far as that goes. I almost don't want to live to 80 or even 60, just because by then most of the "older world" I'd always known will be dead or super old. If it's bad enough at the age I am now. I'm so glad your mom pulled through the cancer scare, and I hope your dad ends up alright too.

When you said you almost go into panic mode, I really can relate to that. I've heard people say they almost feel like crying when they think about this stuff, and I've been there too. Like next January my dad is going to be 70. SEVENTY years old! He was only 45 in 1983, and my mind always saw him as being the vibrant, strong middle-aged man (who acted much younger) that took care of my grandparents and stuff. It feels unreal. The idea that he, my Uncle and people of that era are making the transition to that older person life themselves after being simply middle-aged for SO LONG is just too heartbreaking to put in words. On my mom's side, being 53 of course isn't nearly as much of an age concern, but I still worry about when she might start seeming noticeably older, since she was always quite youngish to me. Plus, that side of the family doesn't have the longest lifespan - both of my grandparents smoked and crap too.

To a lesser extent, this even hits hard when it's with celebrities, which is why I tend to bring that up alot. I guess because it's another thing that jolts me into how the times are changing, and how the familarized image I had of a certain era is becoming less relevant. When you watch movies, music videos, or any old footage it's like you're looking at nonexistant people in a way.

For instance, alot of times lately I've heard people refer to Jerry Springer as "remining me of my grandpa" and stuff like that (i.e. when he was on Dancing With the Stars), and he has started looking older in the last couple years. Yet it was only a little over a decade ago that he was just a father figure type. Like in the Tweaky Dave show from 1993 and others from that era, it would've been so weird to think of him as a grandpa when he was only in his late 40s. Well his daughter was like 15 at the time, so that could explain part of it. Like he was nice and still a sorta cool guy in certain settings, but tended to be more serious and parental towards teens and stuff. And not long before THAT he was like a young man. As late as 1982 when he ran for Governor after being mayor, he still had a youthful look and liked popular music (from what I've read), etc.

Or to think of early '90s celebrities who were then the age I am now. Of course they're still very far from old in their early-mid 40s, and most still look and act relatively the same, but most people don't look at time in a progressive, collective sense. They start with the present, so it gives them the illusion of being much older than they were back then. It's like Pauly Shore, Bon Jovi, people on MTV and VH1, Wayne and Garth, Paula Abdul or Weird Al could've almost been like my older brothers and sisters (my crush on Paula and others like her notwithstanding! ;) ). I looked at them as being so young and cool. It breaks my heart to hear people of that era referred to as old-school or whatever, because I remember when they were brand new.

What makes it harder with all these people is that they're all youngish. It's one thing if some strict teacher type person gets old, that's less of a shock...but when even the cooler, kidlike people do, that's really like you know time is passing. :(

^ Would you agree the differentiator here is that 10 years is no big deal because it's just a little while ago? Like at worst it's "kinda dated and old-school", but ultimately still very recent overall and the same era. People's ages won't have really changed much besides kids. I suppose that's why even though I really missed certain things about the '80s during the '90s (personal and pop cultural), it wasn't nearly as tough as it is now. The world was still very familiar territory and nothing was that old. But when it starts getting to 20 years or beyond that, that's when you really start reaching a point where a time in your life is irrelevant to the present.



wow, not to sound strange or anything...but I don't think I've ever met anyone who understands the way that I feel, as you do. It's like we are the same person or something!! :D  Everything you said...I totally agree.

Beth moved out because of a few reasons. First of all, her boyfriend lives there, and she wanted to be closer to him, secondly, she found a job up there that was a lot like the one she had back here. It's just that things aren't turning out what she thought they would be...and she really just wants to come home. I can't wait for her to come home...I miss her a lot.

What you said about not necessarily wanting to live to be very old...I know what you mean. I look at some older people (in their late 80's and 90's) and I think to myself....everyone that they grew up with (loved ones, friends), for the most part...are already deceased. That would be so lonely and sad, to know that you were left, and everybody else that shared memories and a lifetime with you...are no longer around. Sure, they might have distant relatives (grand children, great-grandchildren, etc)....but it's just not the same.

Regarding your dad turning 70 soon....yes, that would be scary. My parents are turning 60, and I feel like I'm gonna cry about that. What you said about the best times of your life already being over....I think I know what you mean with that one too. I mean, when my parents are gone...I really don't know what I'm gonna do.  They are such an important part of my life...I just can't imagine life w/o them. Is your dad still very active? I know a lot of people in their 70's and 80's that are very spry...and you wouldn't even know that they are that old.  Another thing that is really hard is the fact that my mom doesn't look at ALL what age she is. Everyone thinks that she is no older than like 45 or so...she really looks very young...so in my mind, it is very hard for me to believe that she is that old.

I know what you mean about the celebrity thing too. In a way, in my mind...I have paused the ages of celebrities to the time that they appeared in a movie/tv show/etc. It's hard for me to get used to the fact that these people are a lot older now...and some are even deceased. For instance, Little House On The Prairie. I mean, Michael Landon has been dead for a long time now...as are other actors from the show...but when I watch the show...they are still very much alive in my mind.
I do this a lot in real life too. For instance, sometimes I will drive around my old neighborhood where I grew up. One time I was driving by and I went by the house of this family that we used to know. They had 2 children (a girl and a boy)....and for a split second I thought to myself, "Why don't they have a swing set in their backyard anymore?"....Then, I was like..."duh, maybe because their "kids" are now 20 and 25" :o It's hard for me to face reality a lot in my life. I live in the past so much, that it's difficult for me to be ok with the present time.


Ya, the 10 year thing doesn't seem to be that long of a time...especially when comparing the 80's to the 90's...however, when I compare the 90's to the 00's....it seems like such a longer time span than just 10 years, doesn't it?  Like, when I look back upon the 80's and 90's...sometimes I get confused as to which decade a particular thing happened in....but comparing the 90's to the 00's...it seems as big of a gap as comparing black to white. I sometimes wonder if people in the past have ever obsessed over THEIR past, as you and I ....and a lot of others do. Like, I wonder if someone in the 60's really yearned for the 40's...or whatever....or do you think it is more of a recent thing, beings that times have changed SO much over the past 20 years?

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Dominic L. on 09/04/07 at 11:10 pm

Time is relative. The more you move, the faster you travel through time.

If you're constantly moving, you're going to age a lot slower than those who are not.

So stop moving around so much! >=O

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/04/07 at 11:18 pm


Time is relative. The more you move, the faster you travel through time.

If you're constantly moving, you're going to age a lot slower than those who are not.

So stop moving around so much! >=O


hmm...very interesting! ;)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 09/05/07 at 3:22 am

Sorry this got so long, I had to cut it into two posts! ;)



Ya, the 10 year thing doesn't seem to be that long of a time...especially when comparing the 80's to the 90's...however, when I compare the 90's to the 00's....it seems like such a longer time span than just 10 years, doesn't it?  Like, when I look back upon the 80's and 90's...sometimes I get confused as to which decade a particular thing happened in....but comparing the 90's to the 00's...it seems as big of a gap as comparing black to white. I sometimes wonder if people in the past have ever obsessed over THEIR past, as you and I ....and a lot of others do. Like, I wonder if someone in the 60's really yearned for the 40's...or whatever....or do you think it is more of a recent thing, beings that times have changed SO much over the past 20 years?


Yeah, I do think nostalgizing at a young age is kinda newer. That isn't to say a few people didn't do it in the past, but I don't think it was common. My parents say they pretty much always lived in the present. Aside from a few personal experiences, the past didn't have an effect on them. My dad says that with me being the way I am, that I'd probably always be attached to my first 13 or 15 years no matter when I was born (since I was imprinted by childhood and early adolescence). I wonder if he might be right.

The answer probably lies in two main reasons. One, that growing up in general seemed like it was just a short rest and preparation for your adult life. Like it wasn't as fun because the older folks probably seemed aged and boring, lol. Which is why kids and even teens had their fun more by hanging with friends. Unlike with me, where I had so many cool experiences with my parents and other family members growing up (friends and peers too, but that was in addition to my home life). That makes it harder for me to leave it behind. The second reason being that there wasn't as much immersement in pop culture. Such as me and lots of other people on this board being attached to cassettes and video rentals, Nintendo games, watching VH1 or all the celebrities I mentioned. Things like that really give you a huge "window" into the world. Just based on personal memories, the world of 1985-1996 impacted me so much that I have trouble seeing past it. Since I've always listened to that music and watched my favorite movies in later times, it feels closer than it maybe actually is.

See, I get the impression that kids pretty much looked to the future before. Jerry Springer says that he felt this way since he didn't really experience the world much before he left home for college when he was 17 in 1961. He said once that having JFK as a president made the world seem limitless and nothing was impossible to dream about. I can see where he's coming from with that. He seemed to have a fun childhood and adolescence, but was completely the opposite of me in terms of being imprinted by it. College was apparently his first awakening to the world in terms of having a hanging out, social life and getting involved with politics. Maybe that's why he still liked pop culture up to at least the early 1980s (i.e. being a fan of pop music), because he hasn't "used it up" in his younger years. In fact, that's probably true for alot of people.

This seemed like it began to shift around when things like video games and MTV came around. The 1982+ time or so is when things started getting fun, and pop culture probably had an effect on people's childhood as much as actual experiences did, like at school or on the playground.

Like I've said, the '80s and '90s seemed to both share that suburban charm. They were advanced enough to be cool and fun, but simple enough there was still a trace of being able to imagine things in the world (like how Jerry says he did). When you see a movie or television show from, say 1995 where a street still has mostly boxy cars, an old-school boombox in someone's house or people holding onto their big hair, it gives it a much more retro look. There's still SOME of those around now, but it's the exception not the rule. Each decade also shared video games, actual music on the music video channels, film cameras, kids playing outside, people hanging out at the mall and stuff. Even if tapes were a little older, you could still wear a Walkman around your friends and not be seen as a dork or a square. That's kinda what I mean about the '80s having a half presence.

The "eighties technology period" probably lasted until the Internet got popular in 1997, but didn't completely die out until stuff like Ipods and cameraphones became staples of everybody walking down the street. This was probably totally in place by about 2004. That's the ultramodernness that I just feel totally out of touch with. For instance, I grew up with stuff like tapes as such a big part of my life, so it's like I'm sad that I can't really share it with people anymore. Growing up, I naturally assumed I'd get a chance to experience an advanced version of what was around me once I got older. Something just as simple as making mix tapes for other people, just like my parents or my uncle did for us. Even then, I knew tapes were kinda older, so I guess I assumed they'd always be around. Same for everything else.

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: Marty McFly on 09/05/07 at 5:40 am



wow, not to sound strange or anything...but I don't think I've ever met anyone who understands the way that I feel, as you do. It's like we are the same person or something!! :D  Everything you said...I totally agree.

Beth moved out because of a few reasons. First of all, her boyfriend lives there, and she wanted to be closer to him, secondly, she found a job up there that was a lot like the one she had back here. It's just that things aren't turning out what she thought they would be...and she really just wants to come home. I can't wait for her to come home...I miss her a lot.

What you said about not necessarily wanting to live to be very old...I know what you mean. I look at some older people (in their late 80's and 90's) and I think to myself....everyone that they grew up with (loved ones, friends), for the most part...are already deceased. That would be so lonely and sad, to know that you were left, and everybody else that shared memories and a lifetime with you...are no longer around. Sure, they might have distant relatives (grand children, great-grandchildren, etc)....but it's just not the same.

Regarding your dad turning 70 soon....yes, that would be scary. My parents are turning 60, and I feel like I'm gonna cry about that. What you said about the best times of your life already being over....I think I know what you mean with that one too. I mean, when my parents are gone...I really don't know what I'm gonna do.  They are such an important part of my life...I just can't imagine life w/o them. Is your dad still very active? I know a lot of people in their 70's and 80's that are very spry...and you wouldn't even know that they are that old.  Another thing that is really hard is the fact that my mom doesn't look at ALL what age she is. Everyone thinks that she is no older than like 45 or so...she really looks very young...so in my mind, it is very hard for me to believe that she is that old.

I know what you mean about the celebrity thing too. In a way, in my mind...I have paused the ages of celebrities to the time that they appeared in a movie/tv show/etc. It's hard for me to get used to the fact that these people are a lot older now...and some are even deceased. For instance, Little House On The Prairie. I mean, Michael Landon has been dead for a long time now...as are other actors from the show...but when I watch the show...they are still very much alive in my mind.

I do this a lot in real life too. For instance, sometimes I will drive around my old neighborhood where I grew up. One time I was driving by and I went by the house of this family that we used to know. They had 2 children (a girl and a boy)....and for a split second I thought to myself, "Why don't they have a swing set in their backyard anymore?"....Then, I was like..."duh, maybe because their "kids" are now 20 and 25" :o It's hard for me to face reality a lot in my life. I live in the past so much, that it's difficult for me to be ok with the present time.


Yeah, I've often tried to bring this stuff up with friends or other people I know, and alot of them just don't get it. I guess with things like this, you really do have to experience it in some way yourself to understand where people like us are coming from.

Oh I can see why Beth would move out there if it was for her boyfriend's sake. That's too bad things aren't turning out the way she hoped they would. Is there a chance that if, say she finds a better job closer to home, that she could move back sooner? Or will her boyfriend consider coming out to where you guys are (or is he attached to his area too)?



That's a good point about older people, I really feel sorry for them 'cause they must feel very sad and lonely sometimes for that reason. Lots of times, people criticize senior citizens as being grumpy and stuff, but it's like if I were them, I probably would be too. With as much of a deathgrip as I have on the past, I don't even want to think of what it'll be like to lose all of my history as I know it someday. The reason I hate the passage of time isn't because I have anything against the 2000s so much, but I know that it isn't going to stop here. It's just the tip of the iceberg for things getting even further away, and I don't look forward to that.

Other than my dad looking older in the last few years (i.e. white hair), he doesn't really seem any different than in the past. Slowed down a bit, but he still works, plays golf and has the same Robin Williams-type personality. Probably will forever. For being 69 he's not bad (hey, someone who watches South Park could never be like a traditional old man no matter what!), but I can't pretend it's the exact same as it was twenty years ago. One of the most cherished things were these mixtapes he made for us around 1987. They were for my mom especially, but it was stuff we all liked...mostly new or semi current '80s music mixed with some oldies. Anyway, he did this pseudo DJing between the songs, or pretend announcements in the voices of Mr. T and people like that. Unfortunately, most got lost, eaten or erased, but I still have a secondhand copy of most of one left - which of course I'm fiercely protective of and have made lots of further copies, lol. Anyway, it was stuff like that which made me want to entertain people, before I really knew about celebrities a few years later. I hate seeing someone like that turning into a senior citizen after seeming "45ish" for so long.

I know you've said you had some great times going on vacation with relatives and stuff in the past, so we probably share that in common too.

Many of my relatives are almost like honorary celebrities - both for being entertaining and coming off younger than alot of typical people that age. ;) I guess the reason lots of kids have age-centric views of people is because they might've had old-fashioned parents who were totally out of touch with pop culture or were super strict with them. Since I had a different experience, that's probably why I was always more liberal with all that. I saw it from every angle. Still it does annoy me when I hear that stuff, not only is it disrespectful, it's like they're punks who have no ability to grasp anything before right now. This isn't just an age thing either - I hated seeing other kids do it when I was younger just as much! Like calling a 35 year old "old", it's like d*mn that's so rude, not to mention close-minded.



I can certainly see why you feel the way you do about your own parents getting a little older. The health scares, no matter how small, remind you of how precious life is. Just the mere idea that every person walking this Earth will someday die, is something that really depresses me. I don't really care about inatimate objects disappearing. Like the whole thing about "well there were mostly boxy cars in 1994, and stores carried alot of Nintendo games" is really insignificant, because you can always enjoy those things whenever you want. That's merely a reminder, whereas people of an era getting older and no longer being as you knew them, that's what's saddening. Living human beings make a time what it is.

Which is why I think the celebrity aging feels even weirder to us. Their earlier work, especially if we accurately remember when it came out, always kinda feels permanently new to us since that was our first and strongest image of them. So it's like we automatically preserve it as being "ours". The cooler they are and the more influence they have on the youth culture, the harder it is to imagine them as older.

For instance with Paula Abdul - really, it's like if you watch the "Cold Hearted" video, try and tell me you could EVER see someone like that as being old or even middle aged? :D She still looks almost exactly the same today and has a similar personality from what I've seen, but it does remind me that time is passing when she's mainly known from Idol, with her music as kinda secondary to most people. My mind has always seen her as just a slightly older version of when she was 28 in 1991, who has slowly reached where she is today. It's kinda unsettling that some people look at it the other way around.

Honestly, from what I know about her, I don't think her eternal youthfulness comes from just being a pop culture figure, a dancer/singer/choreographer...and before that, a Laker Girl briefly. As Hallmark Card corny as it sounds, I think simply being a decent, caring person who lives a good life and is happy with what they're doing will significantly do the trick. This alone is the argument I use to dispel all the "she must be drunk" rumors lately, but that's another story.

My hero Weird Al is another perfect example. He had his biggest ever hit at 47 years old which is practically unheard of now, and still has tons of kids who go to his concerts and dig his music. Like, on his message board (I've rarely posted but I visit all the time) there's a good number of people under 15. I've heard that he's a vegetarian and takes great care of himself...the dude really is like a big kid himself in many ways, which I mean as a compliment.

P.S. I think you share that eternal youthful/kidlike nature which Paula, Weird Al, Michael J Fox, the Full House cast and people like them do. :)

Subject: Re: Do you think you know me?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/05/07 at 9:29 am

wow! Thanks for the long posts...really, I totally enjoy reading them. You are very knowledgable with many things, and I really like to read all the stuff that you write. I could totally see you writing a book someday....and if you did, I would definitely buy it! ;)

Just to touch on a few of the things that you mentioned....

I can't seem to connect with this new technological period either.  I mean, I was fine when computers/internet starting becoming more prevalent, and then cell phones...that was ok too. But nowadays, it seems to be getting out of hand, and people are into these things at a very young age now.  I mean, iPods, cameraphones, phones that let you do everything and anything from them, kids carrying around cell phones in elementary school....when is it gonna end?  I mean, I know when I was younger, we had lots of different trends, and there was always something that we all just HAD to have...but correct me if I am wrong....it was usually something that was more on the level of being a child. It seems like children can't even be children anymore in the current times. They are force fed all of this new technology, and they are so used to seeing things that are bigger and better than the previous "trend"....that the simple things in life...are just that, too simple for them to be interested in.  It reminds me of a TV show that I was watching...It was called American Inventor.  One of the contestants created this great idea of creating these models cars/planes/etc on the computer and then printing them out, and being able to use the printed paper, along with a little motor to make cars/planes that actually worked. I thought it was a great idea, but whenever the test group (made up of about 6 or 7 boys...around the ages of maybe 8-12) heard of the idea....they totally shot it down. It was too "boring" for them. That in itself made me sad for the inventor. Here was something that he had such a passion and drive for...something that he thought would really make kids excited about...and then he hears from these spoiled little suburbanites that his idea is too "boring"....that's what makes me really mad.  It seems like kids cannot appreciate the small things anymore.  They are too engrossed in their high tech worlds, to be able to see that not everything that is fun has to do with technology.  I think that's another reason why I am so attached to my childhood.  Sure, we had videogames and stuff....but it wasn't so advanced as today. We appreciated going outside and playing all day long with the neighborhood kids, we played with simple toys, we loved to do things as a family, such as bowling, mini-golf, rollerskating, etc.  Families are so different nowadays too. There are so many children that don't have that bond with their parents/family like you and I do.  Lots of parents are single, raising their children, or working too many jobs in order to be able to spend that quality time with them...or there are some that are too selfish and only think of themselves and their own life, so they pawn their children off on relatives/babysitters all the time...while they have their "me" time.

This is something that I try to always remember while raising Vaughn. I have tried to instill in him, appreciation for the smaller things in life. I have taught him to get excited about the simple stuff. For example, I sent away for all of these freebie type things for children....and each day we check the mail to see if anything came for him. He gets so excited opening a package that has his name on it. It's stuff like that...that really makes me happy. I don't know..I guess I've always been the type of person that can get excited over little things...I usually don't need anything outrageous to make me happy.

Now...onto some other stuff...


Well, Beth can't really come home just yet...she signed a one year lease on her apartment...so she has to wait until next August before moving back.  She is currently looking for another job. It's a shame because sh