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07/22/04 02:16 - ID#33046


It's been about a year since my life drastically changed. The short version is that I came home from work one day and my boyfriend who I'd lived with for 4 years confessed that he was a heroin addict.

Some people have told me I was strong for leaving. Others look at me like I'm an idiot and wonder why I was with him for so long. Most of those people never met Shawn.

Nobody can truly understand the dynamics of someone else's relationship, and I'm not going to try to explain mine. I will say that we were in love, and that even though he told me more lies than I'll ever be able to count, he was seriously devoted to me.

Now I'm focusing on what I've learned and how I've coped. My parents were really there for me, and they taught me that I don't have be ashamed for not having a Hollywood movie-perfect life. Problems are something that your family should help you through, not force you to hide. My friends have been great too. I've become more open with my old friends and made a lot of new ones.

I suppose I should find a new hobby or a new age spiritual path. For now, I think I'll surround myself with the people that make me happy and continue to partake in liquid joy.
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07/22/04 10:20 - ID#33045

Boys and Girls

No Stickboy, it isn't obvious[inlink]stickboy,115[/inlink]. Women don't want to smother guys, especially in the beginning. So they give them space. And if he calls, then she thinks he likes her. If you're not interested, don't call. Why bother talking to someone if you're not interested? It doesn't make sense to us. When you say "I'm busy," we understand that to mean you're busy. And women are hard to read?
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07/21/04 11:49 - ID#33044

For Paul

I don't know if you're still having email issues. I have some evaluation software and data for you that my company is getting rid of.
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07/19/04 10:18 - ID#33043

Wedding Fun

E-Paul and I had a great time at the wedding. In addition to my blood relatives, my "family" also consists of three unrelated families that spend a lot of time together. As with any Brancato-Hill-Starr function, the party rocked. My nuclear family tends to dance all night at these kinds of events, and I discovered that my 2 year old nephew is no exception. Also typical at my family weddings - the groom's band sat in for a few songs.

According to e-paul, he doesn't know how to dance. I find this interesting since he used to go to raves every weekend.
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07/14/04 05:03 - ID#33042

About The Gay Marriage Thing

If I actually had the opportunity to speak to an opponent of gay marriage in an open discussion, I'd have these comments and questions.

The notion of marriage as only a heterosexual union is presumably based on the tenet that heterosexuality is more "natural." In other words, heterosexual relationships can produce offspring while homosexual unions cannot. So if the only marriages that are valid are those that are based on the possibility of procreation (in an overpopulated world), are marriages without children valid? What about men and women that have a physical ailment that does not allow them to procreate? Or those that are too old to procreate? Should their marriage be dissolved? In fact, aren't we just saying that the point of marriage is to have sex?

If anyone has insight, please comment.
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07/14/04 10:40 - ID#33041

Book Club

Anyone interested in joining a book club? We're going to focus on classic literature and leftist writings.

Email me if you want to join.
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07/13/04 10:13 - ID#33040

My movie

I got Fight Club too. How unoriginal.
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07/12/04 09:47 - ID#33039

Meet Haikuster Night At the Pink

The one and only haikuster will be in town this weekend, so I propose that we dedicate epeep Thursday night at the Pink to her. One more event to add to that busy calendar.
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07/12/04 04:21 - ID#33038

Gay Marriage Petition - Sign Now

In less than 48 hours, Congress will vote on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would permanently deny marriage equality to same-sex couples. This is unprecedented -- never before has our Constitution been amended to take away anyone's rights. We've got to fight back.

Please sign on to our emergency petition to Congress to stop this divisive amendment at:

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07/11/04 11:21 - ID#33037

All Apologies

I have to apologize to the epeeps that called me last night. I was in serious sleep mode and didn't get back to anyone.

A special apology goes out to (e:haikuster) for being too incoherent to remember it was her birthday.

Happy Birthday Deidre! Looking forward to seeing you next week.
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