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15 Years Ago, I...
1) Was 17 years old
2) Was a senior in high school ready to graduate
3) Was preparing for my last summer at home
4) Spent most of my free time hanging out with my best friends Chirs (girl), Erla (girl), Angie, Darlene, Julya , 5) Loved to go cruising around in my old Chevy S-10 pickup

10 Years Ago, I...
1) I was 22 years old
2)Has just moved to Fargo, less than a year before
3) Had just had a nasty split with my roommate
4) Was working three jobs
5) Met Mike

5 Years Ago, I...
1) was 27 years old
2) was working nights in a grocery store
3) was mother to a three year old
4) Had left Mike for the first time
5) Had recently lost my father to a massive coronary

2 Years Ago, I...
1) turned 30
2) Graduated from Tech School
3) Got my very first full time job with benefits
4) Quit working at the grocery Store
5) Was at the end of my rope in my relationship with Mike

1 Year Ago, I...
1) Ended my relationship with Mike for Good
2) Was at the meeting for Warren's first IEP
3) Started my online Journal
4) adopted Chloe and Chester (two of my kitties)
5) was 31 years old

Yesterday, I...
1) ate supper at Subway with Warren
2) went shopping at Target for Saturdays pool party
3) Left work early to pay a stupid bill
4) Rec'd a child support check for only half the amount it should be
5) found out after the fact that Warren had pictures again that day

Today, I...
1) woke up at 6 am, thanks to the alarm cat
2) Discovered Xena (my other kitty), was being a little piggy
3) picked up a co-workers baby, and he immediately started screaming
4) Stopped at M&H for my usual refill of Coke, and a sausage and egg croisant
5) started taking chat cases as well as phone calls at work (IUgh!!)

Tomorrow, I...
1) Will take Warren to a birthday party at the Holiday Inn
2) Will enjoy at least 4 blissfull kid free hours
3) Plan to enjoy time alone at B&N
4) will get paid
5) will say goodbye to my paycheck by paying bills

Five Items I Have Brand Loyalty To:
1) Coke Cola
2) Mt. Dew
3) Gardettos
4) Healthy Choice Bread
5) Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup

Five Snacks I Enjoy:
1) Gardettos (the Italian ones especially)
2) chips
3) anything that can be dipped in ranch dressing
4) trail mix
5) Crackers

Five Songs I Know all the Words to, Even Without the Music:
1) Suicide is Painless by Johnny Mandel (aka The Theme to M*A*S*H, it DOES have words)
2) The Wall by Pink Floyd
3) Teach Your Children by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4) White Rabbit by Grace Slick
5)Most of Paradise by the Dashboard Light by MeatLoaf

Five Games I Like:
1 )UNO
2) Golf (the card game not the other one)
3) not big on games
4) so that is
5) about it

Five Books that Moved Me:
1) Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
2) A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
3) Motherhood the Second Oldest Profession by Erma Bombeck
4) Charlottes Web by E. B White (yes its a children's book, but it is still moving)
5) The Good Enough Child (or something like that, I can't remember exactly and I dont' have it with me)

Five Things I Would Buy With $1000:
1) a new computer
2) a birthday vacation for me and Warren
3) a way out of some old bad debts
4) my student loan (paid in full)
5)New tires for my car (it really needs them)

My Top Five Guilty Pleasures:
1) cheesecake
2) Lazy Saturdays
3)M*A*S*H marathons
4) Lazy days at B&N
5) sleeping in,

Top Five Musicians Lately (aka the last 5 CDs in the CD player):
1) MeatLoaf
2)Pink Floyd
3)The Who
4) The Eagles
5) Chicago

Top Five Locations I'd Like to Run Away To:
2) Hawaii
3) Australia
4) Sweden (to see my relatives before they die)
5) Germany/Russia to see where my mom's family is from

Five Bad Habits I Have:
1) Quick temper at times
2) talk first, think later
3) Lazy
4) procrastination
5) avoidance of the unpleasant

Five Things I Would Never Wear:
2)high heels
3) Daisy Dukes
4) short skirts
5)Two piece swimsuit

Five T.V. Shows I Like:
1) Law & Order
2) M*A*S*H
4)Buffy the Vampire Slayer
5) any of those forensics shows on Discovery, TLC or A&E

Five Places I've Lived:
1) Crosby ND
2) Mayville ND
3) Portland ND
4) Fargo ND
5) West Fargo ND

My Five Biggest Worries At the Moment:
1) Warren
2) Bills
3) Work
4) Mike (dealing with)
5) my own health

My Five Biggest Joys at the Moment:
2) Work
3) Warren having a party for four hours at the Holiday Inn tommorrow
4)My "new to us" computer that I got free from work, that needs a monitor (any body got an extra one for a MAC??)
5) its Friday


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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.