Back in the day I kept quite a journal of the old-school sort (pen and book); now, the 21st-century version. I am a blue-haired old lady of the middle United States, a verbal sort, of cynical/ironic/queer bent, and I thank you for checking out my info.
(It's short for "Buffalo," in case you were wondering.)
This here's 'Ff'lo with one of her kitties. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
'Ff'lo started out as a very casual, occasional social user of lj. But a little experimentation can suck one in to a lifestyle. . . .
Weaknesses:Certain of the (other) walking wounded.
Special Skills:Can write upsidedown and backwards. Exceptionally good parallel parker.
Most Sacred Values:ambiguity;empathy;aesthetic restraint;enduring love
Another fight on the street below. They've got things to prove, Shouting threats and sending out a counterblow. All they do is walk, talk, knit socks, wind clocks And crawl on their bellies like a reptile.
I have no idea at all; I have no idea at all; I have no idea at all; I hear a sound.
We talk of parks and simple places, Sense the thickness of the air. Highly strung like nervous guitars, My fingers make waves in you.
We're afraid to call it love. Let's call it Swimming.
"Shaggy and Scooby are interesting characters. They're two of the most major characters in American literature. Because, and I mean this sincerely, and I think it's fantastic, because they are cowards. They are cowardly characters---they believe in cowardice and sandwiches. And can you think of any in the whole realm of the English-speaking literature that are characters like that? Cowardly characters that you identify with. 'Cause you identify with them; you're with them all the way! 'Go Shaggy! Go Scooby!'
"The rest of the guys who drive the van: 'Fuck off!'"
-- Eddie Izzard
"People really, truly believe that it is not only acceptable, but right to treat fat people with disdain. I'm sad to say that I've been inculcated with enough societal garbage that I occasionally hate my own body---but as a thin (white, able-bodied, etc.) person I cannot fathom what it must be like to have others take it upon themselves to hate my body for me. As I've said before, if you think fat people have no self-discipline, consider the fact that they haven't killed you yet."
-- Robin "Miss Conduct" Abrahams
"Nobody knows more fully, more fatalistically than a fat women how unbridgeable the gap is between the self we see and the self as whom we are seen; no one, perhaps, has more practice at straining and straining to span the binocular view between; and no one can appreciate more fervently the act of magical faith by which it may be possible, at last, to assert and believe, against every social possibility, that the self we see can be made visible as if through our own eyes to the people who see us."
"The shame response is an act which reduces facial communication. It stands in the same relation to looking and smiling as silence stands to speech and as disgust, nausea and vomiting stand to hunger and eating. By dropping his eyes, his eyelids, his head and sometimes the whole upper part of his body, the individual calls a halt to looking at another person, particularly the other person's face, and to the other person's looking at him, particularly at his face."
-- Silvan Tomkins
"If someone asks you to keep a secret, their secret is a lie, you got that?"
-- Lars Tardigan
"Know that you want something genuine in your relationships. This will protect you and help you recognize the zirconium that is being flashed in front of your face."
"[W]hen the person who knows you best loses interest, that really takes something out of you. Like surgery, almost. And you really start to wonder if you’ll ever be whole again."
-- Margaret Scully
"Conduct may be founded on the hard rock or the wet marshes, but after a certain point I don’t care what it’s founded on."
-- Nick Carraway
"No more to say, and nothing to weep for but the Beings in the Dream"
-- Ginsberg, "Kaddish"
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