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575 posted 05-04-2004 08:06 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze



Ringo?

Consider this a lighter held up high, as I yell,

"More..."

(you sweet thang you--sheesh)

this is priceless.

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576 posted 05-04-2004 09:20 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Yes, Ringo that was such a sweet thing to do.
I'll bet you make a great friend.  

Loved your story about the concert Karen.
I keep thinking about that woman(?) who bought you the drinks...
I don't know why..just kinda..strange, yanno?

I also have this thing about being in the middle of a crowd too.  Don't really care for it.

Don't mind standing on the edge and people watching..love that. Just don't like to be squashed in the middle of a screaming crowd where I can only breathe the sweaty armpits of someone I don't even know.
(I'm short too, usually only come up to that part of the male anatomy.)

Strange thing is, I don't recall having stage fright.  

Perhaps being on stage is like being separated from the crowd and if I got that claustrophobic feeling I knew I could always exit..stage right.


(Sorta leave 'em wonderin' where the magician disappeared to! Ha!!)  
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Ringo.....
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578 posted 05-04-2004 11:39 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

I thank you all for the kind thoughts and the nice words... however you can be sure I don't let THAT happen again.
lol

I AM smiling...
And tht fact should be enough to cause you to worry.

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579 posted 05-05-2004 05:21 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Now, Ringo, I was just fixing to give you a
hug, and you had to go and say that!!

But, here's one for being honest, anyway....   LOL
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580 posted 05-06-2004 02:30 AM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

Hey... It's me again. I just decided I'd say that I'm still here. I'm sort of lonely, and I miss the lot of you, so I figured I'd say hi. I was going to whine for three paragraphs, but I changed my mind. Whining is decidedly unattractive.

Anyway, hi, I love you all, and I'm here, whether or not I happen to be saying much. Young as I am, I haven't really got any good stories to tell, so I can just listen.

Night all.
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581 posted 05-06-2004 07:06 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Kielo - that's where I got my best stories...from listening!   Welcome back!
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582 posted 05-06-2004 08:46 AM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Who cares if you have any "good" stories... they're stories, and we might like them... Share away!!!!

I AM smiling...
And tht fact should be enough to cause you to worry.

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583 posted 05-06-2004 07:57 PM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

It's against my better nature to tell stories that do nothing but make the hearer say, "Oh. That's really depressing." I'll just listen.
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584 posted 05-06-2004 08:32 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Actually, Nancy, being on stage is an entirely different world... there is NO claustrophobia on stage... absolute terror ,yes. Claustrophobia, no.
lol

I AM smiling...
And tht fact should be enough to cause you to worry.

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585 posted 05-06-2004 09:53 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Hey Ringo...glad you understand what I mean!
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586 posted 05-07-2004 07:58 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

I understand some, too, about the being on stage. What seemed odd to me was that when I would sing in front of a very large crowd, I was less nervous than in front of just a few. And, when there was jusr a few, it was usually people we knew. I wonder why that was?
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587 posted 05-07-2004 08:50 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

With a bigger crowd, chances are, they don't really know us?  Small, intimate groups give us a chance to receive feedback - which sometimes we may not want.  Larger groups could tend to ignore us - but we may never know.  I don't know.  

When I'm reading in front of the TV camera, and I cannot see the people operating it behind the lights, I feel almost alone, talking to a black box.  Kind of like putting my poetry here for display.  I won't see those who click in, and out again, because they don't like it.  I will only see the ones who leave a word or two behind, and in their wake, I will glide on their good intentions.

When I want apples and tomatoes, though, I know to go to Critical Analysis. Actually, I don't get much thrown at me, other than good, solid, sincere assistance.  So that place becomes a haven, too.

I do know that the smaller the crowd, the more nervous I become.  And a very intimate grouping of three or four, especially if they are good friends, really puts me on edge.  I guess because I think they are being put into a position they would rather not be; or, that this is their opportunity to judge me.  I don't know.  I guess if we didn't have some kind of stage fright, we wouldn't be putting forth what we perceive for ourselves, as our best.
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588 posted 05-07-2004 09:56 AM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

I am exactly the same way with my audiences...
If I have close personal friends in attendance, I get severely nervous during the show, where as normally, the jitters are gone as soon as the lights come on and the first chord goes out.
If there are musicians (or writers with my scribbling) in the audience, then that tends to make the jitters even worse, because they KNOW, and can spot all of my scrwe ups, and all of my "not so good".

I AM smiling...
And tht fact should be enough to cause you to worry.

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589 posted 05-07-2004 06:26 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The Friday morning was an average "let's start the week out on Monday" type day, with everything from Monday through Friday due by the end of the day....

At 11:10 a.m., CST, our lights started to flicker in the office.  Everyone held their breath.  Over five minutes, we experienced three brown-out type surges.  And then, by 11:20...all was dark.

So started my afternoon.

Pur resident computer/printer/phones/scanners, etc., person, was on vacation.  Guess who her back-up is?  You got it.  And because EVERYTHING listed in this paragraph is connected from one thing to another, ALL was "down".

The girls up front called KPL on a cell phone, and were promised that a repair truck would be there, "soon".

I went to lunch at 11:35.

I came back at 12:15.  We were still "out" but about 12:20, in pulls the KPL truck.  Good.  They reported that our own transformer had blown a "switch", and it would take, oh, about 15 minutes to repair same.  Good.  Wonderful.  We went around turning everything "off" so we could come back up "slow".  The KPL guys had us reconnected in about 10 minutes.  And that was the good news.

Our computers didn't want to come up.  The password I knew and use to reboot the server didn't want to "take".  So I went on a search and was calling our computer experts simultaneously.  Without the servers, nothing worked.

Finally [after three trips up and down stairs] I found the right password, and rebooted the server.  Then we discovered that "not all" the phones were working.  Called the phone service company - was told where to go, what to do, how to do it, etc.  So...back down stairs.

The phones came up slowly.  About that time, we discovered that the printers weren't talking to the computers.  Another call.

Then the scanner wasn't talking to anything.  Of course, there was a huge project to be scanned and sent to the Federal Courts TODAY...[the guys always wait till the last minute, y'know?]  So that girl was patiently waiting for me to take all incoming calls regarding the problems while making outgoing calls to correct other problems.

So we got the scanner/printer guy to come in and before he got there, we managed to reconnect a couple of printers by doing some secondary trouble-shooting.

Then the scanner guy fixer-upper finally got that problem fixed, and by 4:25, the federal courts project was completed successfully.

Now inbetween all of this, the printer I normally use was kaput, so I had to change to a back printer that was working to get the "has to be done for tomorrow's client" project done for My Initial Boss.

Then my former boss, now a Supreme Court Justice, called.  LOL...what a day.  His secretary was out, and he wanted to know if I could guide him on how to redline a document without losing the original document.  And not in Word [what I'm familiar with] but WordPerfect, no less.  So I called a source who knew a source who passed me on to a third person...and I got the instructions, called the Judge back, and saved his day.  We hope.  

Now, My Secondary Boss dumped four tapes on my desk this morning!!! and I asked him "priority, please..." and he kindly put them all in order.  Then, he said "now, if you can't get to these today, don't worry.  Monday will be fine."  THANK GOD!!!!!!!

My Initial Boss got his estate documents done; all machines were up and working, most projects had been completed, and I left the office at 4:28.

How Was Your Day???

    
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590 posted 05-07-2004 06:29 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

heh?

What day?

I just woke up a couple of hours ago.

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591 posted 05-07-2004 06:57 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Karen?
Heeheee!
You make me laugh till the mascara runs down my cheeks.

Karilea?
Come here.

Ringo?
I know exactly what you mean.  
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592 posted 05-07-2004 08:25 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Sunshine, the ONLY thing I don't like about your description of your day (other than the fact that it was a PITA) is taht now, I can't complain about mine... It was a dream compared to yours.

*Sending monster hugs to ease the pain*... and a fifth of whatever you're drinking. I also ofer this to you to give you a much needed smile.
http://www.emule.com/poetry/?page=poem&poem=3653


I AM smiling...
And tht fact should be enough to cause you to worry.


[This message has been edited by Ringo (05-07-2004 10:24 PM).]

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593 posted 05-08-2004 06:21 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

I came in here now, just to sit quietly...

Because...

I miss my Mom.
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594 posted 05-08-2004 06:56 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Sending Warm hugs out, Nancy...
I'll keep you in my thoughts tonight and hope for you to be happy again.

I AM smiling...
And tht fact should be enough to cause you to worry.

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595 posted 05-08-2004 06:57 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Nancy Lee? Sometimes when I write of my memories it's like re-living the moment.

Remember that movie Mask (the one with Cher)?

I liked the part how she had helped her son cope with the pain of his disease by remembering the happier moments in life.

Maybe when you're up to it, you could share?

If not, I understand that too.

Hugs, dear friend.
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596 posted 05-08-2004 07:00 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

OH.

and if it helps to put a smile on your face, I'll confess that I was just humiliated by a blue jay.

I walked to the store for a lottery ticket, a quart of beer and a dream, and this lunatic bird took me for the enemy along the way. There I was running, swatting, and ducking--much to the amusement of those gas guzzlin' passers by...

sigh. WHATIZZIT with me and animals?

shaking my head here

and my beer foamed up too.

pouts and
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597 posted 05-08-2004 07:01 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Thanks guys...hugs do help.

And Ser?

There is so much to share..so much.
But not tonight..maybe tomorrow.
I will say she had the most beautiful smile and personality you've ever seen.

...and 46 was awfully young to have to leave.

I came running back in quickly after that last line I posted, cause I saw Karen's post and almost spit out my drink.
Karen...you have this way of making me want to 'gleeee' right in the middle of being sad!!

Gawd you're adorable..
Love ya lady.
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598 posted 05-08-2004 07:25 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Love you right back.

*hard hug squeeze*

check your e mail lady...

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599 posted 05-08-2004 07:33 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ringo...what a link!  Thanks!  We're all pitching in to purchase a ball and chain for the regular person who has to take care of all that "stuff"...and we're not letting her take any more vacation days on days that end on a Y...

Enchantress, hugs back baby...   I know...Even 60 is too young...

Serenity, the only robins that nested this year nested on the back porch in the ivy covered trellis.  And apparently they didn't appreciate our admiration of them.  I even have a photo of one of them coming straight at me.  We've been buzz-bombed for over a month now, and thankfully, the babies have hatched and grown enough so we can finally get to the trash without taking the garden hose with us...

Back to you, NancyLee...I wanted to post one of my poems about Mom this year, and for some reason, haven't been able to do it.  Not sure why.  Lots of strange feelings lately...lots of dreams, too.  [Serenity...you were going to send me an e-mail? hint hint...]

Yep, lots of thoughts, lots of feelings.  But I'm looking for one of those good stories to come from you, soon, because I know your Mom would have wanted both you, and Chris, to share her smile with us.

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