?

Log in

It's a Mad, Mad, Madblonde World

> recent entries
> calendar
> friends
> profile
> previous 20 entries

Saturday, May 16th, 2015
7:34 am - Somewhere in London
Good morning!! It's taken us a few weeks to sort through & edit over 1000 pictures taken (some by our dear friend & wonderful photographer Ruth Helen Kenyon) & for Bear to type up a day-by-day diary of our trip to London, but it's FINALLY done & all nicely posted & presented on Shutterfly. If you'd like to see pictures from the trip (all of them, a few of them), read about our travels, or just sigh over pictures of London & the Surrey countryside in spring, you can find them here: https://karenandkevinvisitlondon.shutterfly.com/

current mood: accomplished

(comment on this)

Monday, April 6th, 2015
8:13 am - Many Happy Returns of the Day
to quarryquest. Hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday!

current mood: pleased

(comment on this)

Saturday, September 13th, 2014
9:47 pm - The Last Unicorn
Wait, who is that? Her? Wow, I thought she was looooong gone. What's she doing back on LJ?

Yeah, I know, my return isn't likely to cause that much buzz. However, I hope it catches a few eyes because there's an upcoming event for which I'm volunteering & about which I'm very excited & at which I would love to see a bunch of friends.

The Last Unicorn, with Peter Beagle, is coming to the Twin Cities. Even better, it's going to be showing at the Riverview, with its huge screens & real butter on the popcorn. C'mon, PETER BEAGLE. LAST UNICORN. REAL BUTTER. You know you want to be there.

Wed 9/17 & Thurs 9/18, Riverview, 7pm. See you there! http://lastunicorntour.com/#comment-3751

#thelastunicorn #thelastunicorntour #petersbeagle @petersbeagle

current mood: busy

(3 comments | comment on this)

Monday, October 28th, 2013
2:02 pm - It's a Halloween Parade!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all my friends!
If you're looking for some online resources to help "set the mood" for the holiday, I have compiled a list of favourite/useful links. This is not meant to be comprehensive, just a place (or places) to start. I began collecting these (mostly free) Halloween resources several years ago, but try to add & update a bit every year, so please check it out. Click to Enjoy!Collapse )

current mood: pleased

(1 comment | comment on this)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
6:00 am - Many Happy Returns of the Day to MLJM!
Hope you have a happy birthday & a wonderful year, mljm !

current mood: sleepy

(comment on this)

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
9:23 pm - Grim, Grinning Ghosts Come Out to Socialise


HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all my friends!

If you're looking for some online resources to help "set the mood" for the holiday, I have compiled a list of favourite/useful links. This is not meant to be comprehensive, just a place (or places) to start. I began collecting these (mostly free) Halloween resources several years ago, but try to add & update a bit every year, so please check it out. Enjoy!Collapse )

current mood: grateful

(comment on this)

Friday, June 10th, 2011
10:29 pm - Birthday!
Many happy returns of the day to fellow TCTC member geometrician! Hope you've had a really great day!
Well, it makes me think of the good old days. Happy Birthday to you! You sure grew out of your baby ways! Happy birthday to you! It's your birthday, we wish you many more- health & wealth & friends by the score! Cut the cake & let's eat some more! Happy birthday to you!

(1 comment | comment on this)

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
6:47 am - For She's a Jolly Good Fellow!
Many Happy Returns of the Day to my dear friend quarryquest! Hope you have a WONDERFUL day!


Well, it makes me think of the good old days. Happy Birthday to you! You sure grew out of your baby ways! Happy birthday to you! It's your birthday, we wish you many more- health & wealth & friends by the score! Release the Hamster & roll some more! Happy birthday to you!

current mood: awake

(comment on this)

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
6:50 am - So sorry...
My gmail got hacked last night. If any of you got an email from me containing only a link, please don't follow it. If you already have, please check your computer for malware. Apologies!

current mood: unhappy

(comment on this)

Monday, February 14th, 2011
6:14 am - Songs for my Valentine...
Paper moon, paper heart
Pink balloon, work of art...



Happy St. Valentine's day! Hope everyone has a LOVEly day!

current mood: sleepy

(comment on this)

Sunday, February 13th, 2011
7:01 pm - Help?
There's someone on one of my LJ groups who's REALLY creeping me out. I posted on the group list today & I started getting responses from another group member. S/he went from being insulting to being downright scary. S/he went through my profile, my friends list, s/he knows where I live, says s/he knows people I know, is calling me weird names (what on earth is a fahnish? Is that some kind of slur?), & generally unpleasant. The person's icon is some kind of cartoon character holding a weapon, & I'm a little freaked. I've asked the group moderator to keep an eye on her/him, but what can _I_ do to protect my safety better? Sorry, just never had a problem like this on LJ before & it's really bothering me. Really hate conflict & don't want things to become unpleasant here. LJ has (almost) always been a happy place for me. Thanks in advance.

current mood: scared

(12 comments | comment on this)

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
7:01 am - everybody wants to be a cat....
Sometimes I long for the freedom of a pet, to simply & sincerely go up to someone & say "I'm feeling lonely & insecure & need attention & reassurance from you." Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to express your needs so clearly & have the expectation of them being met, without worrying about how you will be perceived or what negative affect it might have? Maybe it's just pure selfishness, but sometimes I think the world would be a nicer place if we could all just simply ask for what we need & have some hope of getting it.

current mood: blue

(2 comments | comment on this)

Saturday, December 18th, 2010
8:52 pm - Ring out those Solstice Bells....
If anyone would like to hear a radio programme about the winter solstice, I've written & will be performing (with assistance) an hour-long radio show tomorrow morning. It's got a little science, a little history, a little sociology, a little story-telling by my husband, & a nice eclectic mix of music, including a few live numbers from my best friend chirosinger.

If you're in the Twin Cities you can tune KFAI in on 90.3. If you're not in the area, you can listen online @ www.kfai.org. The show is the WAVE project and will air between 10- 11 am, Central Time. If that doesn't work for you, it will be archived on the site for two weeks after the broadcast if you'd like to listen later.

Hope you'll have a chance to listen. Thank you! -Karen

current mood: busy

(comment on this)

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
9:29 pm - You say it's your birthday?
Many happy returns of the day to the sweet & talented entropy_house!

Jenna never gave Avon what he REALLY wanted for his birthday...
Well, it makes me think of the good old days. Happy Birthday to you! You sure grew out of your baby ways! Happy birthday to you! It's your birthday, we wish you many more- health & wealth & friends by the score! Cut the cake & let's eat some more! Happy birthday to you!

current mood: sick

(1 comment | comment on this)

Monday, November 8th, 2010
8:36 pm - spooky...
I just realised that I haven't had a single text post work in weeks. Did I miss something? is something fubar w/ LJ?

current mood: concerned

(comment on this)

Sunday, October 31st, 2010
3:37 pm - Almost like Christmas....
But the calendar's wrong.
The silence is deafening,
But the feeling is strong.
Magic is loose...
Magic is loose...
Magic is loose
In the world tonight....

House good; pot roast almost done; toys on; pop-your-own popcorn hand-outs ready in the moving hand bowl; bring on the guests & the trick-or-treaters! Happy Halloween!

current mood: pleased

(comment on this)

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
5:05 pm - My Haunted Heart...


HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all my friends!

If you're looking for some online resources to help "set the mood" for the holiday, I have compiled a list of favourite/useful links. This is not meant to be comprehensive, just a place (or places) to start. I began collecting these (mostly free) Halloween resources several years ago, but try to add & update a bit every year, so please check it out. Enjoy!Collapse )

current mood: pleased

(1 comment | comment on this)

Thursday, October 7th, 2010
10:27 pm - can't sleep...
Clowns will eat me. Highly. Caffeinated. Clowns.

current mood: fragile

(comment on this)

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
8:06 am - insensitive
Human beings are worthless,lazy, selfish sacks of shit. People are DYING from a basic, utter lack of compassion, & we are too indolent, too self-absorbed to do more than consider how it negatively affects US. "I don't have TIME for you. You're too demanding." Somebody wants to give us all the love in her/his heart & asks a little time, a little attention, a little FUCKING COMPASSION in return & we turn away. We laugh, or complain. We are incapable of seeing anything except through the lens of our own self-interest, & when something requires us to step beyond that safe, easy field, we balk. We excuse our behaviour to ourselves & the world & blame the one who DARED to ask a little more of us than we were willing to give. We have forgotten how to be friends; to be family. The REALLY sad part? That kind of selfishness is SUCCESSFUL! The human race is not doomed because of it. We THRIVE. The only animals who are capable of logically understanding compassion & selflessness & we CHOOSE to deny them. Gods we are CONTEMPTIBLE.

For the record, if any of you have enough sensitivity to wonder if this is directed at you, it probably isn't (nor am I angry on my own behalf). The selfish lowlifes, myself included, who most need this message have their minds closed too it, because nothing we do could EVER be worthy of such a rant. Just that crazy, emotional blonde spouting off again. Wish she'd go away.

But IF there is someone you have called friend, to whom you have not been as good a friend as you might, who maybe could use a bit of your time & who certainly deserves it, try looking beyond your own little needs for a few minutes, an hour, a day, & call. Send a card. Send a fucking email. Take TEN MINUTES from your oh-so-busy life & do something for somebody you once made a promise to, when you claimed to be a friend. 'Cause honey, your credentials are wearing thin.

current mood: angry

(4 comments | comment on this)

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
2:15 pm - Posted using TxtLJ
Good girl. You can do it.

(1 comment | comment on this)

> previous 20 entries
> top of page
LiveJournal.com