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May. 27th, 2020


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I'm considering putting together an additional summer reading list for the girls - any recommendations of children's books to put on there for them? Normally Regulus would be the one doing this but I'm trying to take some of the load off him to help with his stress.

May. 24th, 2020


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Things went rather poorly in my Dreams in Turkey, though knowing what I know of History, I cannot say that I am Overmuch Surprised. I doubt very much that our Decisions in Turkey will have much improved Relations between the Turks and the British, but I'm certain that we couldn't have made them much worse than they were already.


I will say that there are many Things that I take for granted in this time that I may not have otherwise thought about if it weren't for the Dreams, chief among them being that most Nations no longer send children to War. I hope very much that that is something I never grow used to, either in the Dreams or in my Waking Life.

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When you are married to a really nice guy in your dreams, but divorced from the same guy who is a raging asshole in real life.

What the fuck happened.


I think today is a wine o'clock day.

May. 20th, 2020


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Laurel decided today that the best way to convince us to agree to take her and her sister to Disney Land every day of summer vacation was to sit us down and give us a presentation on exactly why it would be a waste of money to not go to Disney every day. I'm kind of impressed that she did her research. We've got seasonal passes, because we do go that often and it just made more sense to get them. She did her research on how much it costs for all of us, how much it would cost to buy it individually, and how much money we'd be saving by going every day.

The answer is still no, Disney is a privilege and not an expectation. And she didn't take food and souvenirs into her math. But she is in elementary school and there were hand drawn graphs. So I'm still impressed.

May. 19th, 2020


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I always love running into old friends from University because I get to have this conversation with them: "How are the wife and kids?" Which I have to answer by saying we got divorced and I got full custody. "So you're single now? I could set you up with someone!" No. I'm not single. I got married last summer. Never been happier. "Oh so you got a trophy wife?" No. I went for the trophy husband. Much better for me.

The look on their faces is priceless.

May. 14th, 2020


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Dream me is a right P.O.S.

Ir's weird waking up with feelings of self loathing, but I really don't like dream me very much.

May. 12th, 2020


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I PASSED


I'm officially able to practice law in California!


Also got a job interview later this week.


Win/Win for a Tuesday!

May. 9th, 2020


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Oh dear, where did the day go? It seems that Alexander and I completely lost track of time today. ;)

May. 8th, 2020


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It’s that time of year again - Laurel and Madison have put their countdown calendar up onto the fridge with how many days there are until the end of the school year. And I am honestly hoping that mum and dad will be willing to take them for a few weeks again this year so that Regulus doesn’t go completely insane.

May. 7th, 2020


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So, this is the Orange County I've heard so very much about. California really is a beautiful state, and much warmer than where I've come from. I think I could get used to this.

My name is David Xanatos, and I just arrived in your lovely state this afternoon, among all sorts of rumours of Ewoks and Stormtroopers battling it out in the streets. I've heard of plenty of rumours of strangeness here, though I find them hard to believe. Surely there can't be any truth to the things I've heard.



On a side note, I've decided to host a bit of a party, where I'm hoping I can meet some of the people who've lived here for a while, so I thought the best way to do that would be to invite everyone who reads this. Tomorrow night, at my home in Laguna Beach. I hope I'll see you there.

Apr. 28th, 2020


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I've been typing most of the night since the girls went to bed, and I decided I really needed a snack break. I go to make a sandwich and something to drink. And I came back to my cat curled up asleep on my laptop keys. And of course he added his own words to the story, but given he's a horrible speller, he'll have to forgive me for not including them.

This is exactly why I'm paranoid and back up my work every time I step away from the computer.

Apr. 25th, 2020


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My first day here and I bugged my sister to do all the things. We ate at this cafe, Izzy’s. It didn’t take much persuasion to hit the beach or get ice cream and all kinds of junk food. I’ve gotta figure out what sights we should see tomorrow. Any suggestions?

Oh and heyyyy. I’m CJ.

Apr. 22nd, 2020


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My neighbors are precisely the reason I keep a copy of my dogs veterinary records at home. While I know that it's tempting to claim that my purebred is responsible for your dog's pregnancy instead of telling the truth about it being the mutt down the street who got in your yard while she was in heat, it's actually impossible for Aslan to be the father. He was neutered as a puppy because I wasn't going to breed him. It's also impossible for our mixed shepherd to be the father - he was fixed before we brought him home from the shelter. Pick a target that isn't so careful with their pets if you're not going to be adult enough to make sure your don't get pregnant by keeping them indoors when you're not at home.

Apr. 20th, 2020


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So, this is where all the cool kids hang out these days, huh? I can't believe I let Leroy talk me into making one of these things. So, hi? I guess. My name is Nova, and I'll be starting at USC in the fall.

Honestly, this whole 'online journal' thing seems a bit like a waste of time. Why do you guys do it?

Apr. 19th, 2020


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Hogwarts is massive...I never thought I would get to these dreams, Ams talked about and now I get to dream them.

The sorting hat was a little daunting, but I knew where I belonged, I knew where Amycus belong, same house as our father.

Life is certainly different and when I woke up, I was disappointed, till I discovered...my wand!


I can safety say I haven't blown anything up.

Apr. 17th, 2020


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There are lots of things that I've been using magic for that I used to do the old fashioned way, since I became a warlock, because it's just faster to do it with magic, but one of the things I still do the mundane way is go to get manicures and pedicures. There's just something about having it done that's so much better than just using magic. It's much more relaxing to go and get it done.

Any other magic users have something you still do the regular way that you could do with magic, but you don't?

Apr. 9th, 2020


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It appears that Aslan has started a new game with our neighbors children. Everytime they knock a ball into our yard he takes it over to a basket that he used to hold his balls in until Chip destroyed the last one. And at the end of the week he drags the basket over to the fence and one at a time picks them up in his mouth, stands on his back legs and puts it back into their yard. I'm glad he's not annoyed by the balls anymore and his method of returning just reinforces my belief that he is the brightest dog I've ever been around. Fairly certain mum's always just claimed the balls for their own when I knocked them into their part of the yard.

Mar. 27th, 2020


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I love my mum - more than almost everyone else on the face of the planet. I do. But if she calls or texts or emails me one more time to plead for me to allow her to use my horse as stud for her mares I am going to scream. Shadowdancer is not a stud horse. He has not been gelded that's true - the people responsible for him before didn't do it and I don't feel the need to. Part of the reason I chose him was his spirit and gelding him could change that. If he ever fathers foals it's going to be his choosing. Not mine.

Mar. 26th, 2020


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I'll never understand people that say it's cruel to keep domesticated animals as pets, that they should be allowed to roam and live free. I want to invite them into my house and I want to introduce them to my cat.

Today Apollo could not stop meowing at his food dish because his own toy that he put into his dish himself was blocking him from eating the food in it. I had to make a grand show of taking out his toy fish and shaking his bowl before he would come eat, and then he couldn't stop gratefully weaving himself around my ankles.

My cat needs a parent.

Mar. 25th, 2020


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Mid-May is when I will get my results back.

The last four week have seem to drag by....not sure if I can make it another month or so.

Mar. 16th, 2020


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Self-distancing with a 3 and a half year old who wants to go to the park and go outside and play. My God have mercy on my soul.

Send booze.

Mar. 2nd, 2020


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Previews this past weekend were a success, and our official opening is tomorrow night.

Though I must say, after seeing some of the changes that have been made to the Broadway run of Six, I'm happy that we're able to keep the aspects that make Six unique. I understand Broadway and Equity issues but still. Ah well, c'est la vie.

Feb. 22nd, 2020


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So exactly what is the rule on an acceptable amount of time between the first and second honeymoon? Regulus and I just got back from ours a few months ago, I would have tried to get him to stay at the resort longer than the two weeks but my parents wouldn’t keep our daughters any longer. Something about wanting them to be settled in at home before the new school year started. But that’s not the point of my question - is six months too early to be plotting to steal him away for another two weeks without our children?

Feb. 20th, 2020


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I think my daughter is ready for her big girl bed and is outgrowing her crib. Today she managed to climb out of it on her own and give me one hell of a wakeup call by jumping on my bed at 6am. Can she please stay a little girl a little bit longer? She's only 3. I'm not ready for her to grow up.

Feb. 18th, 2020


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In a week I will be sitting in a room, taking my exam.

I can' believe it's almost time, where has this month gone?


Time to tighten up on my studying.

Feb. 14th, 2020


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Well the dogs have finally quit growing I think. Or maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part after having to buy a new couch for their room so that Aslan, Chip and Apollo can all three stretch out on it at one time without being on top of each other. Which considering that more often than not they end up sleeping in an enormous pile at their nap times I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal to them when they’re going to sleep. But I really do hope that Aslan isn’t going to surprise me with another growth spurt now because I have no idea where I’d go to find a larger couch then this one. Or how I could get it into their room. Short of having to take the wall out since this one was rubbing on the door frame when the movers were carrying it in.

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So…how much trouble am I in for buying it without consulting you first? And how much trouble do I get out of for saying that I’ll count this as my discretionary spending for the next 8 months?

Feb. 8th, 2020


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How to know your parent is a cop.

My daughter stepped on a crayon & broke it she turned to me saying “Oh no mom I assaulted the crayon!”

Feb. 6th, 2020


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It's not my job in life to parent other people's kids. I've got two, I'm responsible for them. More if you count the ones with fur. But that's all I'm responsible for. So I'm not going to tell other people how they should and shouldn't raise their kids.

However I can silently judge them when we have story time at the library and one kid will not stop talking over the guest because he thinks whatever he's talking about is more important.

Jan. 27th, 2020


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I've been so busy between school, practice, and work that I haven't even had time to post here about my mother's reaction when I got the part.

Mom thinks she has a sense of humor. I mean, okay. She does, but it's a weird one. Knowing how absolute horrified I've been about the movie version of Cats since the trailers first hit, she decided to tell me that to celebrate? She was going to get us all tickets. The woman told me this with a straight face, waiting until the look of horror and shock washed over me before she finally gave up and started cracking up.

Thank the gods that it's already out of theaters, because I think she would have actually spent money on this joke otherwise.

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When the state of the world is a mess that impacts your job and it just so happens to also be National Chocolate Cake Day, so all the stress baking comes out...

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And this was after only two hours, and there are still plenty of more hours in the day to go along with the hits that just keep coming. Something tells me it will be gone before the end of the day at this rate.

Jan. 20th, 2020


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I'm not sure exactly what my cat has against the laundry, but every time we've got a load going? Apollo just sits there and meows loudly at the washer and dryer. Which is apparently gaining the dogs' attention and they start running when they hear him crying. The laundry room isn't big enough for the four of us. Ever tried to fold sheets while trying not to trip over a mastiff?

Jan. 16th, 2020


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Okay, so it's definitely not the water. Cuz I've been drinking nothing but bottled just in case and I GOT DREAMS. What. Is. Happening.

I was some sorta soldier for something called the First Order, and I'm not 100% sure, more like 101% sure we are bad guys. No man left behind is definitely not their thing.

And that village on that desert planet...

Who names a planet Jakku??

Jan. 12th, 2020


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February 25 and 26, 2020 are the dates set for the bar exam.

It's time to buckle down and to a refresher, so I can ace this test and get a job within a law firm.

Jan. 6th, 2020


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There’s a large sign on my horse’s stall that says ‘Do not enter without owner’. When the staff lets him out to pasture on days I can’t get up there they make sure to put him in the pasture that is furthest from the stable and the trails. And then go and put a sign on the fence around it that says ‘Do not enter. Do not feed.’ There’s a reason for that, other than my being a possessive asshole when it comes to my animals - although that is a part of it - Shadowdancer is extremely skittish with most people. He was abused before the organization I adopted him from rescued him and treated his wounds. It took me weeks to earn his trust enough to even step into his stall without him getting aggressive. And that was with regular daily visits to talk to him from outside the stall so that he’d know me. Longer than that for me to able to touch him let alone put a saddle on him and take him for a ride. Even now that we know each other and he trusts me - he still tries to take a bite out of me if I startle him. He’s always likely to be skittish.

And one of the most gorgeous horses I’ve ever seen so I do understand the desire people who see him have to touch him. But those signs are up for a reason - to protect you and him. If you ignore them and he bites you? It’s your fault. Not his. Read the damn signs people. Animals are not public property.

Jan. 3rd, 2020


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There's definitely something very pure about watching a five year old getting excited about sublimation. I mean okay, I think it was just playing with the bubbles but it was still science and exciting for them so it counts.

Dec. 23rd, 2019


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Yup. It's official. I still hate Egg Nog.

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I took Mare to see Santa. It was a total bust. She screamed and sobbed the entire time.

Dec. 15th, 2019


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I think I just figured out the true reason why we've always gone to England for Christmas with my parents - our lights just came to life and wrapped themselves around Chip. I couldn't even get mad at him for destroying the living room trying to get out of them. Now to figure out what was more heart wrenching during that entire fiasco - his whimpering or the girls crying because their puppy was being hurt. He wasn't actually - just a few patches of fur got torn out.

He's getting extra treats after dinner tonight.

Dec. 10th, 2019


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I hope that whoever wrote the sign I found in the teacher's lounge today didn't mean for it to come across as creepy as it did? At the same time I think I am going to give up coffee at work for awhile and just drink water instead...

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Dec. 3rd, 2019


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Note to self: next year put the Advent calendar somewhere your kid can't reach it.

She ate the whole month of December in a matter of minutes.

Nov. 12th, 2019


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Me: Why is your hair so tangled?
Daughter: Honey

So that's my morning.

Nov. 9th, 2019


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Hello Orange County, I'm Alecto Carrow.

I will be staying here for a long while, getting settled with my family and reconnecting with my best friends.

You'll be seeing me around.

[Lily]

Oh Lily!! SURPRISE!

Nov. 4th, 2019


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MySpace is dead, gone, and buried along with all the embarrassing pictures of me on it. I'm a married man with two daughters, three pets, a career, and a day job. I am long since out of high school and college. Now is NOT the time for my inner emo kid to want to spring back to life.

But am I still going to go to MCR's reunion show and drag my husband with me? Yes, yes I am.

Nov. 1st, 2019


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So, not only did I seemingly miss the entire month of October, and thus Halloween. But then I come back to the area and it would appear as though my business partner for Pimpernel Outreach, his wife and I think his brother in law all seem to think they're from Australia in the 1920s and are busy solving a murder mystery because....of course they are.

Oct. 14th, 2019


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I woke up this morning with a mandrake leaf in my mouth. Let me tell you, that is not a fun experience. I'm pretty sure I very nearly died. Aside from the choking hazard, this is vile tasting.

[Lily]
And, according to my dreams, I'm probably going to have to keep it there for at least an entire month. Sorry, luv.

Oct. 12th, 2019


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I made lunch with the news on than tuned it off to have a nice meal with my daughter.

Meltdown ensues - tears, screaming, pushing the plate away because "I ruined her whole life" by turning off the news.


I feel like my kid is broken.

Oct. 6th, 2019


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I hope everyone's days are going alright, but if they're not, maybe this baby polka dot zebra will help brighten your day. My ex-wife used to I used to be told that mixing polka dots with stripes was absolutely taboo, but I think it looks just fine to me.

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I must say, it's always rather interesting to see what Dreams end up on repeats when they aren't the ones that feel like they have a strong meaning or that could be counted as a 'major moment'. Instead it's the random interactions with people in the streets, buying an apple from Louise Audu and talk of marching on Versailles or the Bastille, going to salons put on by Sophie de Condorcet or with Olympe de Gouges or reading L'Ami du peuple and Robespierre's previous speaking out against capital punishment.

Such is life though.

A week into rehearsals for Bonnie & Clyde and I can already tell that it will be amazing, which of course it will. It's been a little over eight years since I was last in this show but it's as if it was only yesterday in that regard.

Oct. 5th, 2019


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One of my sailors left his shampoo out during his room inspection. I told him that I would be expecting a 500 word autobiography from his bottle of shampoo on my desk by Monday morning.

From the look he gave me, I'm near certain that he would have preferred a more traditional sort of punishment.

Sep. 27th, 2019


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The school is getting ready for that magical time of year again, or at least it always was the most magical time of the year for me growing up, the school book fair. I always saved my allowance as soon as it was announced every year so I could blow it all at once on one huge book spree... I'd probably still do the same now if our bookshelves weren't already overflowing, if I was going to be perfectly honest.

We were expecting the books we ordered for the sale to come today, and it was getting close to the end of the school day without any packages being brought to the library. We checked with the office, and there weren't any packages brought there by mistake. I figured it was just delayed and went on the website with our tracking number for it to say it had been delivered at noon today.

No, no it hadn't been.

I clicked on the link to talk to their AI, because fed ex apparently is too cheap to hire an actual representative to handle the chat. Maybe I should have called, I'm not sure, but I wanted to be able to do this without leaving the library if possible, in case it turned up. So I explained the problem, gave it the tracking number, and it told me that the package had been delivered and to please check where our mail is normally delivered. I said that was the problem, it had not been delivered.

And the computer's answer? "I'm about to show you an answer I have already given you. Would you like to see it? Yes No."

I am pretty sure I was just told by a robot to go fuck myself. I mean, is there any other way of taking that?

We FINALLY found the packages as the teachers were getting ready to take the kids to line up for their buses. The driver had decided that the back door, out in the open and far away from the library or even the office, was the perfect place to leave all the packages. No security at all, no one signing for them, out in the open for anyone to take. And I'm pretty sure given the amount? They were supposed to be signed for. They just didn't want to take them all the way inside. Not their problem, apparently.