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Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 @ 5:13 pm
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First I want to give a huge thank you to all who were so kind as to leave me birthday wishes. I wish I had been able to read them on my birthday, but because MCI is the slowest and worst phone company on the planet I have unable to get internet access at home for a while now (or phone service for that matter). I really loved logging in and seeing all those lovely comments, it really brightened a very stressful and otherwise miserable week.

Teenagers (and almost teenagers) are a funny lot. Talk about mood swings. After I finally decided where to go for my birthday, a last minute decision, Warren decided based on some preconcieved idea from his last visit when he was 5 that he hated it and would hate it no matter what, never mind it was my day and it was what I wanted. Where did we go? TGI Fridays, not the kind of place one really expects a 12 year old to hate. When the waitress first came and took our beverage order, Warren was chilly and pouty. When she came back and I ordered my favorite baby back ribs (truth be told Space Aliens has better ribs for a better price, but I wanted to try these), he was cold bordering on rude, and refused to have anything but water.

While we were waiting I got him talking about the decor (think 70's 80's pop culture mishmash), which seemed to lighten him up from sullen to merely pouty. But after the food came, he started to quickly go from pouty to more than willing to help me eat my meal, to suddenly wanting to order mozzarella sticks (a favorite of his and mine).

While I did get some of his mozzarella sticks, he ended up eating about a third of my ribs and over half my fries. By this time he was in a much better mood. So as a treat (since this is normally a place I would never go as I totally can't afford it, but you only get one b'day a year), we went all out and ordered the Brownie obsession, a large brownie covered with Ghiaradhelli Chocolate sauce (one of the best chocolates I have tasted edited as I love to taste chocolate, not chocolate companies) vanilla ice cream and pecans (which were suprisinly not annoying as I usually hate nuts). Man the way he attacked that one would have though he was a NASCAR driver comming up on the Checkered Flag. I had to fight my way just to get less than half. I have no idea where he puts it, but I'd like to find out as it seems to have a gauge problem.

It ended up being a relatively good night. After dinner we took a very long walk and ended up rening some movies. Warren picked up the first season of Futurama and I got Final Cut (a movie I could write an entire entry on - very good) and the first Season of Dead Like Me, which I am quickly falling in love with, great writing, great idea and Mandy Patinkin can look for 6 fingered men in my bedroom anytime.

Monday is Warren's back to school open house (my baby is going to middle school - yikes), and the 29th is the first official day of school. Let's just hope I am still in the black after school shopping. Who knew 6th graders needed so much shit..sheesh!! I don't even want to think about clothes and such.. I mean every kid deserves to start the school year with at least some new clothes.


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In every neighborhood there is at least one house that all the neighbors gossip about. This is a diary from the woman who lives in that house. I am a single mother in her mid thirties. I live in North Dakota with my son, Warren.

I tend to be a bit of a slob, and am the opposite of a girly-girl. I am geek girl, who loves Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Buffy, Angel, action movies, science fiction, action adventure, Dr. Who, and so on and so on.

I love to write and while I don't post much fiction online anymore I would love to be a writer someday. I am also overweight, bipolar and suffer from allergy induced asthma.