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04/04/06 03:01 - 37ºF - ID#24409

El Jumparino


My mom first fell in love with my dad because she thought he looked like Paul Newman....

I wonder how many kids my age can say the same thing....probably everyone whose dad had curly, blond hair and blue eyes....

Paul Newman was such a stud......but I digress

When my dad was in middle school his #1 desire was to be called "Jumper" by his friends........ I know, coolest nickname ever......but it never stuck.

Sometimes, amongst the privacy of family my dad will do his "Chiquita Bannana" dance, which involves akwardly lunging from side to side while carefully balancing a pair of underwear on his head....

He loves Gordon Lightfoot... in fact for several years our family cd player mysteriously refused to play cds by any artists other than the much revered Gordo.

I have this very vivid memory of my dad making every member of my family march up to bed according to the month in which we were born, acting out the month as we saw fit. dad denies ever having done this but I remember quite distinctly seeing him beat his chest and scratch his chest....howling "ape..ape..april"

Happy Birthday Dad !!
(even though he won't read this I thought I would just send out the happy birthday vibes in as many ways as possible.)

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03/30/06 03:02 - 61ºF - ID#24408



So I had an appointment today at a "Lady" Doctor...

Everything was fine....good good good...

The whole time I was there I was thinking about the first I went to this particular kind of doctor...

She says, here, put this on, ties in the back....

Okay, so I can handle putting on a hospital gown...

but then, do I take everything off?, or just the bottom...... mabye everything, but then I really don't want to be that creep who strips completely nude at the slightest hint of its acceptance....

Okay so I decide to brave it and go au natural....

But then there's this large paper sheet....

What the heck are you supposed to do with that....

So I got creative and wrapped it around my waste, like a kicky sarong....

A glance in the mirror told me that I probably got it right.....
Confident, I hop onto the chair....

, great, Big huge rip down the back of my paper sarong....

Quickly I folded the sheet in half and wrapped it back around my waist.

Now I just look like I'm trying so very hard to look cute in my micro-mini paper skirt.

Defeated, I sit back down.....carefully

The doctor enters and takes one look at me....

"why don't we just get you a new one".... I believe you have a job to do....

I was pretty embarassed....

ah the memories..

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03/07/06 02:17 - 33ºF - ID#24407

Oh so Bored...

I'm so sick of working....

The problem is, I went outside for lunch today and caught a brief glimpse of how nice it feel to be outside and not go numb from the usual darkenss & cold.
....then I had to return to work....

Ah but clearly I am not working right now, and really I haven't done much all day....

I keep thinking about my sister's "wedding" plans...

About three days ago she revealed to the family that she had been secretly married to her boyfirend for quite some time...

I know......who keeps a secret like that, and for so long....

I don't know, I was really upset at first, I understood her reasons but she's my only sister and I was so upset that she didn't at least confide in me....

Oh well, that's passed....

And now my mom and I are planning a little ceremony to take place this summer.

I am in charge of decorations and the dress......and mabye the music (especially if (E:Mike) agrees to treat all attending to his recorder stylings)

The dress: I've elected to make.....
I don't quite know if that was the wisest idea but I'll doo my best....
I'll try and keep you all posted on my progress....
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02/24/06 12:08 - 23ºF - ID#24406

My Name

Jill: A dance involving little to no clothing

....I like!

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02/08/06 04:29 - 20ºF - ID#24405

It's Been A Long Time...

Since I last posted....
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08/18/05 05:51 - 59ºF - ID#24404

Oh my Goodness Gracious

Bright Eyes will be playing a show at the CFA on November 21st......and who's supporting you ask?..........The Magic Numbers....
How very very exciting.
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08/16/05 08:55 - 62ºF - ID#24403

In Response

Everyone has written such interesting journals since I last posted...
It's great!
SO I'll start from the bottom and work my way up,

SARAH, there is a Death Cab Concert in Toronto at the Kool Haus on October 15th, tickets are a pricey $24.75 (too rich for my blood, I like my concerts like I like my men: cheap and all ages.......ewwwww........hahaha)
Tickets just went up for sale on, they'll probably go perty fast...

Also, in response to your previous entry I haven't been really keeping up with my quest for new music to llisten to. But, I do adore the Magic Numbers!!!! I think you'd really dig them!
I've also been listening to Of Montreal a lot lately, they have a show in Toronto on the 30th, but I won't be home for it unfortunately.....
and the New Pornographers are always a gaurenteed good time (Show coming up in Toronto in Sept.....little hazy on the exact date though)
Sons and Daughters are good.....
Hope that helps.

(Also, I think I might want to dye my hair platinum blond?.....We will have to discuss further as you are the expert)

Amanda, you always have the craziest stories, I quite enjoy it......of course this time the craziest part of the whole tale was that it did not include Katrina!?

Maureen, I wholeheartedly agree with Jason. And I happen to know that your list of potential suitors is endless.... I can name ten just off the top of my head alone.
You are lovely and bright and kind and humble........I just think you are swell (and you pick out all the right candy to pack in care packages......which I enjoyed immensley and am very grateful for!).....And I am positive that everything will fall into place for you. And if for some reason it doen't you will forever be surrounded by friends and family who adore you!!!!!

LeeLee, your story is so sweet. I hope all (e:strip)pers are so lucky!

Michael my sweet, little Lobster-skinned boy. T ake solace in the fact that since I have left (coincidence?....I hope so!) you seem to have become more outgoing and proactive than ever!! I'm really happy to hear about all of your little adventures into social normalcy.....remember, we all must start with baby steps.....and besides, if you become too "normal", how will I ever catch up upon my return?! I love you VIscarino!!!!!

I guess that's all for now....

Take care Peepers

Oh, before I forget, DrChlorine I am really excited about the whole theme song thing but I can't access the link.....can you just let me know what it is? Pu---leease!

and Ladycroft, I am from the good-old Buffalo, but I've been in Scotland since May.......hence my confusion with the dates.
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08/15/05 10:28 - 64ºF - ID#24402

Roomate Scramble

Sad, Sad,
No Yo La Tengo concert tonight for this girlie,
instead I will be showing our flat to a girl called Tess,
and washing and old lady's hair....
So am I really missing out?....

But on the bright side, after two very long nights in the dark, the smell of rotting milk seeping out of the refrigorator, our power has been turned back on......Glory Be!!!!!
No more sewing by candlelight and eating cold soup!
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08/11/05 09:17 - 71ºF - ID#24401


(E:Tina) is right, the Tilly concert is the 15th of September not the 9th......I appear to be getting used to the whole inverted date thing here...

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08/10/05 06:41 - 68ºF - ID#24400

Looking Up

I woke up this morning in a rather unpleasant mood. I don't know why but I was angry about something from the get go, my sheets were all tangled and my duvet had fallen off the side of my bed and refused to cover me properly no matter how much I struggled with it.
I just wanted a cozy bed.......and to stay in that cozy bed and not go to work.

But, I did eventually drag myself away from my pillow and head to the office (on the way, the slightest of misty rain ruined my random good hair day)

It's so chilly outside, and wet and rainy.....
I hear you people complain about the heat back in Buffalo, and I realize that I'd be miserably sticky if I was there too, but I do long for a bright warm day... Months with only the faintest trace of sunshine have taken their tole on me. Buffalo may not have the best weather around but at least we've got the sun!

But I digress, my day has gotten better,
I just got news of an upcoming show at the Mohawk Place,
On September 9th, Orenda Fink (Azure Ray), Neva DInova, David DOndero and......the musical equivalent of a bright sunny day at the park: TILLY AND THE WALL

I'll be there......griping about the weather most likely, and with the biggest smile on my face because.......I'll be home, and I'll be listening to joyous melodies!!!


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joe said to flyingdinosaur
Welcome to (e:strip)!...

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oh Jan Magnussen ;)...

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I miss you too!...

tinypliny said to paul
Oh I see the sheep are there too. Is this the entirety of your flock? :D...