Yikes, that's a lot of things all at once, isn't it? You will survive, though! Is there any way you can have the party elsewhere, maybe at your mother's or a local restaurant that caters to such events?
If not, just grit your teeth and keep telling yourself it's his day and when it's over you can relax with a glass of wine, a good book or movie, and pat yourself on the back for being a g-r-r-r-e-a-t mom-which you are.
Here's to an unexpectedly cloudy summer on the ice.
Happy birthday to you and your son.
If you don't like the company, you'll have to realize that you're special. You may not want them, but they want you.
Hope you did well on your exams.
Congratulations on your test grades! I'm happy for you.
Oy vey, Helga, I feel for you with your ex. He REALLY doesn't get it, does he? I can feel my own insides churning as I read your blog.
As to your evil genius, congratulations! What a nice validation for your hard work. Yes, the dark side is that sometimes we do feel a bit of competition even with our friends. I have a work friend. I knew I was as good in English as she was, but by the way she talked I could tell she felt she was the better one. Rather infuriating.
Why that title? How could you even imagine you could avoid it?
Yes Forbidden planet I have been addicted to their website for almost a year now I'll defiantly check it out
For book shops in London, particularly ones catering so sci-fi fans and otakus I would have to recommend Forbidden Planet. I've only been there once a few years ago so it might have changed but it was really cool and there was so much. I think you'd really love it.
179 Shaftesbury Avenue
They sell so much more than books .
Hey Helga, glad to hear that you're enjoying the class- it sounds quite interesting. I have background in the area myself- throughout my degree I was able to take several classes on animal behaviour and welfare, and have done much study on different aspects of the field (If all goes well, I'll be doing my masters in that field in September). The amount of research being done in this field is astounding, and so, so needed. I'm a little sad to hear that the course approaches the topic from an "animal rights" perspective, though I think the media side of things (song lyrics, articles, etc.) would be interesting. I'd love to chat about it with you sometime, and hear more about what you've been studying in your course
hi i like your style despite i don't know english very well <3 happy birthday in advance
There are also classes in my school (in the literature department) on lyrics and pop/rock music. It's getting more room in the classroom.
I will stop my brother if it gets too much but he has moved out so that is good
Originally Posted by qimissung
I actually took a Rock Music class in college back in the day (),
What? They had a whole class on rock music? Was this in the music department, literature department, or basket weaving department?
I tend to agree with Virgil on both counts. I actually took a Rock Music class in college back in the day (), but I think you're going to find it easier going if you choose Grendel. Your choice though. I'm sure you'll do fine whatever you decide.
I know you don't mind your brother, but honestly I think he's taking advantage of you. He's staying with you, and you're his sister. A funny story once in while, maybe, but you as the ongoing butt of his humor? No. I think if you can bring yourself to, you should put your foot down on this one.
But I'll respect you whatever you decide. I suffer from inappropriate humor syndrome on occasion, also.
If I were a teacher I would advise on the Grendel. Maybe this is just me, so check with your teachers, but I don't put much stock in music lyrics. Grendel is a classic work of literature with a solid history and criticism to back it.
You are not evil, and your brother is cruel.
Hey Helga! Sounds like you are almost done with school. That is very impressive. You can be proud of how far you have come. Hope you can at least stop and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning.
Looks like you blurted out everything you were feeling, raw and unedited. Kudos to you, Helga This appears to be a sort of personal entry so if you want to delete/want me to delete this comment, I will.
I would probably sleep better if I could renounce the idea that life has no meaning or purpose. I almost but not quite envy this state of mind. But ultimately I have obligations and debts to pay both morally and spiritually. I do like the comfort of of a God that takes perhaps more interest in what I do then is comfortable sometimes. Be at peace.
Did you feel that they expected you to talk, or agree with them? That's not really fun to encounter that attitude, but your feelings and opinions should be respected.
I hope you enjoyed the coffee, anyway.
my thoughts are simple, it's evolution! No purpose! do what you want and then die and be eaten. This is not a depressing thought to me it makes life easy and whatever I want it to be
I have to say I agree with you. I do at times wonder why people are so obsessed with the need of having to ascribe some grander meaning to their existince. I see we should each make our own individual meaning, not attribute it to something outside of us. But the meaning of our life is within what we decide to do with our life, whatever that might be.
Without ascribing 'meaning' to life or as I like to call a 'reason' to live, the purpose of living is not very apparent. I personally find a reason to live in the small acts of habitual kindness people project and that I try to convey, such as a little smile, a concise 'hello', a wave of the hand, and a friendly 'goodbye'. The Founding Fathers of the United States realized that the 'meaning' of life that everyone so desperately seeks can be summed up in 'happiness', and that that in it's own right may only be 'pursued'. The question should not be relative to the 'size' of the so called 'big' meaning of life, but rather what YOU as an individual consider this precious little time that you have in this world to mean.