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Borrowed from [ profile] bttrflyscar

Put this list in order the way it occurred in your life.

Original list

Get married

Buy a house

Get Pregnant

Have baby #1

Have baby #2

Have baby #3

Have baby #4

Graduate college

Graduate high school

Meet significant other

Meet who you hoped was your significant other but wasn't

Move out of parent's house for good

Start college

Become gainfully employed

Buy a car

Get drunk for the first time

Get a cell phone

Get divorced.

My list 

(Plus a few necessary additions. Also, with such a chequered life, seemed a good idea to include my age at the time of these events.)

Graduate high school — age 17

Move out of parents’ house for good — age 17

Start college — age 17

Meet who you hoped was your significant other but wasn't — age 18

Get drunk for the first time — age 19

Become gainfully employed — age 21

Meet who you hoped was your significant other but wasn't — age 22

Graduate college — age 22

Get married — age 22

Meet who you hoped was your significant other but wasn't — age 24

Meet significant other — age 24

Separate — age 24

Get divorced — age 25

Buy a house — age 25

Get married — age 25

Get Pregnant — age 27 

Have baby #1 — age 27

Acquire teenage foster-child #1 — age 27

Acquire teenage foster-child #2 — age 27

Get Pregnant — age 28

Have baby #2 — age 29

Buy a car — age 30

Become gainfully employed — age 31

Sell house — age 32

Buy a house — age 32

Sell house — age 49

Buy a house — age 49

Separate — age 53

Meet significant other — age 53

Divorce — age 54

Get married — age 55

Get a mobile phone (cell phone) — age 72

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Inspired by [info]mount_oregano  (who is both younger and more succinct than me). I guess this makes it a meme.

Interesting exercise. It does leave out whole chunks of life, and important events that didn't happen in the years selected — but so be it.
It's like a series of keyhole glimpses.

2011    Living in Northern Rivers region of NSW, still with third husband. Facilitator of weekly writers’ workshop of four years' standing. Secretary, Management Committee, Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre. Semi-retired psychic medium, Reiki Master and copy editor/proofreader. Third book of poetry published (2005). Writing poetry online.

2001    Living in the Northern Rivers region, NSW. Eight years married to third husband.  Working as psychic medium and Reiki Master, sometimes as teacher of writing. Writing poetry.

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Spirit Day

Oct. 3rd, 2010 08:10 pm
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Originally posted by [ profile] neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.


I'm not gay, I'm not a boy, I don't live in the USA and this is the first I've heard of these kids. But who could fail to feel sad at their dreadful situation, as outlined above? Could one look at their beautiful faces and not weep?

Books Meme

Dec. 6th, 2009 07:58 am
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Transmemed from [ profile] ishte

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed.

1) Bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
3a) Strikethrough the books you hate. [[ profile] ishte 's add.]
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ.
5) Change, delete or add comments in round brackets, to reflect YOUR truth. [[ profile] snaky_poet 's add.]

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (all three books)
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible (Yes, all the way through.)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (Hated it so much I didn't get very far, so can't exactly count it as read. It was the style rather than the content that put me off.)
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (A huge disappointment after Lord of the Rings, which I encountered first.)
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens (One of the few Dickens I missed.)
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (Whole series.)
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne (And all the rest of AA Milne.)
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown ("Hated" is not quite the word; I did read it all. "Despised" is more like it.)
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery (And all the sequels, and most of her others.)
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
52 Dune - Frank Herbert (Hafta agree with [ profile] ishte : Great book; the sequels not so good ... I stopped reading them.)
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce (Like Catch 22 - couldn't finish this. Have tried many times and never get past page 3. I have read the famous Molly Bloom speech, the supposedly erotic one – "my arms all perfume" etc. – and despise it as male sentimentality about women's sexuality.)
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (Oh how wonderful to see this mentioned; one of my great childhood loves. And I read the others too.)
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (All.)
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (Would like to underline this several times!)
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

15 books

Aug. 28th, 2009 09:10 am
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Transmemed from [personal profile] gangrel_pri 

List 15 books you've read that will always stick with you. They should be the first 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Tag however many friends you want, including *me*, because I'm interested in seeing what books you lot choose (and might try them myself if I like the title).

(Actually I'm not tagging ... just do it if you like.)

What - ONLY 15????

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Goodness, how can it be eight already?

Walking back from the shops this afternoon, I noticed I was happy ... for no special reason.

But I could find reasons.

  • It was a beautiful day.
  • There's a forecast of sunny for tomorrrow, so it should be a good market.
  • I found enough stones on Kingscliff Beach to replenish the give-away gratitude rocks, of which I only had six left. (They go like the proverbial hot cakes.)
  • Normally I choose pretty or interesting stones; today I had to take what I could get - and realised all stones are beautiful or interesting or both.
  • WriterHubby's acupuncture treatment this morning stopped the pain in his legs.
  • We've got chicken satay sticks for dinner, followed by cheesecake.
  • I followed some links from people on twitter and heard/read some wonderful poetry online.

 And so on and so on and so on. A good day!

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LOTS of things to be happy about today.

My Tai Chi class this morning was lovely, as always. It was a smallish class today: two newcomers, and two of us who still feel new and inexperienced – but when we two were asked to demonstrate Ta Chi to the others, as far as we’ve learnt, we got through it beautifully twice over.

I went for a walk.

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