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Just having a bad year doesn't mean the relationship is over. Not everything can be fixed in one day, or one month, or even six months, and many things that can't are still worth fixing.

Also, keep your hand on the horse's rump when you walk behind it, so the horse knows where you are and doesn't spook and kick you in the head.
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Just having a bad year doesn't mean the relationship is over. Not everything can be fixed in one day, or one month, or even six months, and many things that can't are still worth fixing.

Also, keep your hand on the horse's rump when you walk behind it, so the horse knows where you are and doesn't spook and kick you in the head.
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I genuinely can't tell if I really am this anxious or if I've just overdosed on caffeine.

*jitters*
omorka: (Anime Jen)
I genuinely can't tell if I really am this anxious or if I've just overdosed on caffeine.

*jitters*
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To all the men on my flist who are fathers of sons and fathers of daughters, a Happy Father's Day. Thank you for the immense love and effort you put into raising your children, the time you give them, and the restraint you show in letting them grow up into young men and women separate from yourself.

To the larger group of men on my flist who are not fathers of sons or daughters of their own, thank you for the work you do in bringing up the children of others, in whatever capacity you do. Know that your work is seen and valued as well.
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To all the men on my flist who are fathers of sons and fathers of daughters, a Happy Father's Day. Thank you for the immense love and effort you put into raising your children, the time you give them, and the restraint you show in letting them grow up into young men and women separate from yourself.

To the larger group of men on my flist who are not fathers of sons or daughters of their own, thank you for the work you do in bringing up the children of others, in whatever capacity you do. Know that your work is seen and valued as well.
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Family meme...

The rules are simple.
If you want to claim as family the person who posts this, send him or her a reply saying "You are my family." But, you have to post this in your journal, in exchange.

You aren't required to play and you can pass by this post if you wish.
Comments are not screened.
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Family meme...

The rules are simple.
If you want to claim as family the person who posts this, send him or her a reply saying "You are my family." But, you have to post this in your journal, in exchange.

You aren't required to play and you can pass by this post if you wish.
Comments are not screened.
omorka: (Choke a Bitch)
SETEC ASTRONOMY.

That is all.
omorka: (Choke a Bitch)
SETEC ASTRONOMY.

That is all.

Eleven

May. 10th, 2008 02:12 pm
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Happy anniversary, Spouse!

It's been an honor living with you this decade-and-a-year. Even if your experiments sometimes explode.

*hugs*

Eleven

May. 10th, 2008 02:12 pm
omorka: (Always)
Happy anniversary, Spouse!

It's been an honor living with you this decade-and-a-year. Even if your experiments sometimes explode.

*hugs*
omorka: (Hold Me I'm a Fermata)
Secret to my musical attentions:

1) Jangly guitars
2) Female vocalists with a bit of catch and reverb
3) Interesting harmonies
4) Triplets
5) Ambiguous but meaningful lyrics
omorka: (Hold Me I'm a Fermata)
Secret to my musical attentions:

1) Jangly guitars
2) Female vocalists with a bit of catch and reverb
3) Interesting harmonies
4) Triplets
5) Ambiguous but meaningful lyrics
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You know there is something bad wrong with you when you realize that you get a much greater sense of coming home from visiting your alma mater than from visiting your matris domus.
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You know there is something bad wrong with you when you realize that you get a much greater sense of coming home from visiting your alma mater than from visiting your matris domus.

Sorry, Mom

Apr. 27th, 2005 10:27 pm
omorka: (Semi-realistic)
So I owned this album on vinyl when I was in my early teens. (Actually, I think Dad may have bought it for me.) And this was always my favorite song on the album. Yeah, it wasn't terribly philosophical, but when you're thirteen, it's deep for radio airplay.

At one point my mother asked me whether I thought, just because the song used explicitly religious language, whether that meant the band were really "believers" or not. (Mom used to ask me questions like this whenever she didn't like the music I was listening to, but couldn't really criticize it because there wasn't anything blatantly objectionable.) I seem to recall giving a typically incoherent answer.

Well, here's my answer now: I think the message they're singing must have meant something to them, or they wouldn't have written and recorded the song. So, yes, I think they believe it for themselves; I think the Kyrie is meaningful for them. But no, I don't think that means that they have to mean the same thing by it that she does, and I think it's awfully selfish to think it has to. Why be so small-minded as to challenge someone else's expression of faith, even if it sounds like it challenges what you think it means to believe?

I'll take someone's bravery in singing in the face of doubt over my mother's rock-solid certainty any day.

Sorry, Mom

Apr. 27th, 2005 10:27 pm
omorka: (Semi-realistic)
So I owned this album on vinyl when I was in my early teens. (Actually, I think Dad may have bought it for me.) And this was always my favorite song on the album. Yeah, it wasn't terribly philosophical, but when you're thirteen, it's deep for radio airplay.

At one point my mother asked me whether I thought, just because the song used explicitly religious language, whether that meant the band were really "believers" or not. (Mom used to ask me questions like this whenever she didn't like the music I was listening to, but couldn't really criticize it because there wasn't anything blatantly objectionable.) I seem to recall giving a typically incoherent answer.

Well, here's my answer now: I think the message they're singing must have meant something to them, or they wouldn't have written and recorded the song. So, yes, I think they believe it for themselves; I think the Kyrie is meaningful for them. But no, I don't think that means that they have to mean the same thing by it that she does, and I think it's awfully selfish to think it has to. Why be so small-minded as to challenge someone else's expression of faith, even if it sounds like it challenges what you think it means to believe?

I'll take someone's bravery in singing in the face of doubt over my mother's rock-solid certainty any day.
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So my father called me tonight. When I found out it was him, I was steeled for bad news - usually my mother is the one that calls me, and his sister - my favorite aunt - has had first breast cancer, then lung cancer, for a while now. But no, he just wanted to talk about stuff.

In the process, almost offhandedly, he mentioned that the older of my two younger brothers and his long-term girlfriend have set a date. Imagine my shock; I didn't even know they were engaged yet! I am slightly irritated at [livejournal.com profile] angelprojekt for not saying anything about it in her LJ - doesn't she know I rely on her for news about things like this? (If you're reading this, I'm not really mad, but I am surprised you didn't mention anything.)

So now I have to plan to be home for part of July. O the excitement. But I am happy that my brother has decided to take the plunge; he and she seemed to be a very good match, the couple of times I've been around them together. (Wow, I get a second sister-in-law, too.)

My other sibs seem to be okay, if not necessarily making a steady path through college. Why was it so much easier for me than all of them, I wonder?


(edited because I can't spell, and to note that apparently Vernal Equinox causes people in my LJ circles to post about their families . . .)
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So my father called me tonight. When I found out it was him, I was steeled for bad news - usually my mother is the one that calls me, and his sister - my favorite aunt - has had first breast cancer, then lung cancer, for a while now. But no, he just wanted to talk about stuff.

In the process, almost offhandedly, he mentioned that the older of my two younger brothers and his long-term girlfriend have set a date. Imagine my shock; I didn't even know they were engaged yet! I am slightly irritated at [livejournal.com profile] angelprojekt for not saying anything about it in her LJ - doesn't she know I rely on her for news about things like this? (If you're reading this, I'm not really mad, but I am surprised you didn't mention anything.)

So now I have to plan to be home for part of July. O the excitement. But I am happy that my brother has decided to take the plunge; he and she seemed to be a very good match, the couple of times I've been around them together. (Wow, I get a second sister-in-law, too.)

My other sibs seem to be okay, if not necessarily making a steady path through college. Why was it so much easier for me than all of them, I wonder?


(edited because I can't spell, and to note that apparently Vernal Equinox causes people in my LJ circles to post about their families . . .)

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