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Old 09-02-2010, 06:52 PM   #13221
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:58 PM   #13223
 
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thank you ladies, very much.

but I don't know if i can chase my dreams. and it would disappoint my parents so much.

but I don't know how I'm going to be able to do what my brothers did. and in the end, a 9-5 job just isn't appealing to me.

but how do I tell my parents, who have so many expectations, that I don't think I can do ib/ap/volunteering/sports/extracurriculars, that all I want to do is write? where there is no place in this world for a writer, especially not one that isn't 'typical', one whose stories can't be made into a movie deal and there's no money in writing, no one reads any more, and getting published is impossible...

and I want it so much.

and I'm sorry for the rambling, but today I need to tell someone.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:06 PM   #13224
 
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The most horrid of the horrid has returned!!
Is it.......the Cans?
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:31 PM   #13225
 
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Hee, no. It's someone here.
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Oh. Damn.

I was hoping for Mr. Cans.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:37 PM   #13227
 
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Never give up on your dreams, especially for others!! No!

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Old 09-02-2010, 07:42 PM   #13228
 
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Jeep, the *only* thing I've ever liked about myself physically are my hands. Thank you.
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I have a thing for hands, too.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:08 PM   #13230
 
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I did it again. I casually looked to my left and saw a spider crawling under the door. Crawling under a door! How did I even notice it? Ugh... Welp, that sucker's dead now.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:39 PM   #13231
 
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I just realized where the phrase "barking up the wrong tree" comes from. It refers to an animal climbing up a tree to elude a dog, and the dog thinks it's in a different tree.
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Watching SVU, I'm realizing how many times I was *actually* assaulted. It's pretty scary. I hope I can teach my future daughters to be stronger than I was and report this stuff.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:53 PM   #13233
 
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I've been texting the guy I like for 6 hours. I'm trying to decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing....
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Thanks, boss, for telling me the information I need to know. It would have been nice to know BEFORE I spent 20 minutes trying to do it the wrong way, but you know, nice to know *now.* and yes, you can fix it tomorrow, since you left early today and I had to do your work on my overtime, which yes, you will pay me.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:04 PM   #13235
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I've been texting the guy I like for 6 hours. I'm trying to decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing....

wouldnt that depends on the context of your texts?



it never fails every time i return from VN i get sticker shock. im so used to paying things at a fraction of the cost here that it takes me several days before i can spend money again.
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I've been texting the guy I like for 6 hours. I'm trying to decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing....

wouldnt that depends on the context of your texts?



it never fails every time i return from VN i get sticker shock. im so used to paying things at a fraction of the cost here that it takes me several days before i can spend money again.
I know what you mean! When I got back from Cambodia, everything here seemed so expensive. What do you mean I can't get a huge meal, plus drinks, for a few dollars?!
Also, it was weird getting used to not being able to negotiate price. You'd think I was there for longer than two weeks!
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:45 PM   #13237
 
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She is not in a bad condition, she is PREGNANT! and she hasn't been here in weeks.......GET OFF ME.


I'm sleepy, can this day please be over so I can go home? I also need to learn to sleep at a decent hour each night because I am so not a morning person.


I am trying not to leave this country before July next year because I can assure you that if I leave there is a stong possibility that I will not come back. Why is it so hard to readjust to be back here? Why do I also cry when I come back? It's definitely time to move on.
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spring..how much weight have you lost?!
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Wile, so far 52 pounds! My hubby has lost about 30 and he came across an old picture of us the other day and wow, I was just stunned. We both looked huge and I know I felt horrible. I've got another 20 or so to go to not be considered "overweight" by BMI standards, but I'm just so thankful I've gotten this far.

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Old 09-02-2010, 10:44 PM   #13239
 
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Hubba-hubba, what a hot, hot lady you are! Your hair looks great, but I must point out how lovely you look in red. And I do believe it's time we got you a dress to show off that figure!
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:52 PM   #13240
 
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thank you ladies, very much.

but I don't know if i can chase my dreams. and it would disappoint my parents so much.

but I don't know how I'm going to be able to do what my brothers did. and in the end, a 9-5 job just isn't appealing to me.

but how do I tell my parents, who have so many expectations, that I don't think I can do ib/ap/volunteering/sports/extracurriculars, that all I want to do is write? where there is no place in this world for a writer, especially not one that isn't 'typical', one whose stories can't be made into a movie deal and there's no money in writing, no one reads any more, and getting published is impossible...

and I want it so much.

and I'm sorry for the rambling, but today I need to tell someone.
Oh I know that feeling. Being a writer is rough, especially nowadays with the job market being crappy and all. I'm a post grad with a BA in Creative Writing and it's been hell trying to get a job and hold onto it, let alone work on my novel. it's especially annoying when people ask you questions like "What are you doing?" "How many pages have you written?" and my personal favorite "Are you done yet?" Makes me want to hide under my desk

I don't know if you are college bound or what, but maybe try looking into writing programs? There are a lot of excellent ones out there, the one in Iowa (can't remember the name) being one of the most popular ones. Maybe if you do some research and present the information to your parents you can get them to let you do want you want. Hang in there!
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