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Not getting angrier.

Or not dealing with my anger by getting in the face of the people who truly caused it.
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Not getting angrier.

Or not dealing with my anger by getting in the face of the people who truly caused it.
schizoauthoress: (Dani--Face Your Manga)
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There's one necklace I've had for about eleven years. It's a big pendant, probably pewter, suspended on a long black cord. It's two wyrvens (wingless dragons with no back legs) wrapped around a broadsword with a yin-yang in the center of the guard. Other than the black and white enamel paint to distinguish the yin-yang, the pendant is plain.

It's been broken several times -- the sword no longer has a tip below the wyrvens' crossed tails; the end of one wyrven's tail is missing; the same one is missing a finger (out of two plus a thumb) -- but is still pretty solid.

I picked it up in California, during one of the local fairs that used to be held at a local park. I was either about to start eighth or ninth grade at the time. I was wild about dragons, fantasy novels, and silver jewelry, so it was perfect for me. I wore it a lot in middle school and early high school. That tapered off, stopping almost altogether once I graduated.

But I still take it with me wherever I go. Just recently I flew out to Florida for several days, and I wore the pendant on the flights. I (somewhat jokingly) refer to it as my good luck charm.

I'm incredibly sentimental, though. Until I left my dad's house for the last time, I kept my childhood teddy bear. And I recently reclaimed a twin-size childhood quilt that my grandma, great aunt, and aunts (on my dad's side) made for me. If I could, I'd keep all my toys and probably make a quilt out of favorite old clothes. Sadly, that's not an option.
schizoauthoress: (Dani--Face Your Manga)
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There's one necklace I've had for about eleven years. It's a big pendant, probably pewter, suspended on a long black cord. It's two wyrvens (wingless dragons with no back legs) wrapped around a broadsword with a yin-yang in the center of the guard. Other than the black and white enamel paint to distinguish the yin-yang, the pendant is plain.

It's been broken several times -- the sword no longer has a tip below the wyrvens' crossed tails; the end of one wyrven's tail is missing; the same one is missing a finger (out of two plus a thumb) -- but is still pretty solid.

I picked it up in California, during one of the local fairs that used to be held at a local park. I was either about to start eighth or ninth grade at the time. I was wild about dragons, fantasy novels, and silver jewelry, so it was perfect for me. I wore it a lot in middle school and early high school. That tapered off, stopping almost altogether once I graduated.

But I still take it with me wherever I go. Just recently I flew out to Florida for several days, and I wore the pendant on the flights. I (somewhat jokingly) refer to it as my good luck charm.

I'm incredibly sentimental, though. Until I left my dad's house for the last time, I kept my childhood teddy bear. And I recently reclaimed a twin-size childhood quilt that my grandma, great aunt, and aunts (on my dad's side) made for me. If I could, I'd keep all my toys and probably make a quilt out of favorite old clothes. Sadly, that's not an option.
schizoauthoress: (Purple Lightning)
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I can't really choose just one.

But if I must limit myself to just one person, I would bring back Damilola Taylor.
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I can't really choose just one.

But if I must limit myself to just one person, I would bring back Damilola Taylor.
schizoauthoress: (Technicolor Pachyderms)
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I nearly drowned once. Our house in California had a pool in the backyard. My brother and I were swimming around, and at one point, he was out of the pool and on the back porch.

I'm not a very strong swimmer, and when I got a cramp all down my leg and foot, I kinda panicked. I was in water just deep enough to go over my head. With just one leg to push off with, I didn't have enough strength to break the surface cleanly, and I breathed in water when I tried to call for help. I was pretty sure I was going to drown.

Luckily, my brother realized what was happening and jumped into the pool to help me. He pushed me to the side where there was a small shelf/step so that I could crawl out of the water.

I didn't have any kind of near-death experience in the sense of my life flashing before my eyes, but if I think back on that moment when I was under the water and not able to break the surface, it comes back crystal-clear.
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I nearly drowned once. Our house in California had a pool in the backyard. My brother and I were swimming around, and at one point, he was out of the pool and on the back porch.

I'm not a very strong swimmer, and when I got a cramp all down my leg and foot, I kinda panicked. I was in water just deep enough to go over my head. With just one leg to push off with, I didn't have enough strength to break the surface cleanly, and I breathed in water when I tried to call for help. I was pretty sure I was going to drown.

Luckily, my brother realized what was happening and jumped into the pool to help me. He pushed me to the side where there was a small shelf/step so that I could crawl out of the water.

I didn't have any kind of near-death experience in the sense of my life flashing before my eyes, but if I think back on that moment when I was under the water and not able to break the surface, it comes back crystal-clear.
schizoauthoress: (Naurto--The Universe Hates Me.40)
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"Bad luck and extreme misfortune will infest your pathetic soul for all eternity"
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"Bad luck and extreme misfortune will infest your pathetic soul for all eternity"
schizoauthoress: (Duo--Internet Serious Business)
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The Breakfast Club
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The Breakfast Club
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Assuming that anything consumed (eaten) would not suddenly disappear at the end of the two weeks, I'd supply soup kitchens for those two weeks on my dime.

And I'd be flying around the country pretty much non-stop and hanging out at famous places and lighting Cuban cigars with hundred dollar bills for the hell of it.
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Assuming that anything consumed (eaten) would not suddenly disappear at the end of the two weeks, I'd supply soup kitchens for those two weeks on my dime.

And I'd be flying around the country pretty much non-stop and hanging out at famous places and lighting Cuban cigars with hundred dollar bills for the hell of it.
schizoauthoress: (Labyrinth--Where is Bathroom?)
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We're going to see our friends for this Thanksgiving. I'm making some pies! I always make pies for Thanksgiving.

I love, love, love the menu that is our family tradition...from my dad's side, we sort of mix the usual Thanksgiving fare with Filipino food like pancit...and with my mom and stepdad, we have more standard food (except for the oyster dressing which shoots straight past standard into EXCELLENT). But really, anywhere I can get my candied yams is good. ^_^
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We're going to see our friends for this Thanksgiving. I'm making some pies! I always make pies for Thanksgiving.

I love, love, love the menu that is our family tradition...from my dad's side, we sort of mix the usual Thanksgiving fare with Filipino food like pancit...and with my mom and stepdad, we have more standard food (except for the oyster dressing which shoots straight past standard into EXCELLENT). But really, anywhere I can get my candied yams is good. ^_^
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Regardless of where I found it, if I didn't actually see someone drop the cash, I'm keeping it. I've been scammed out of money so many times by people who promise promise promise to pay me back. I've lost expensive and important things. And no one ever tried to turn them in, or think about what I had to struggle through after giving them money and having an unexpected expense come up. So yeah.
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Regardless of where I found it, if I didn't actually see someone drop the cash, I'm keeping it. I've been scammed out of money so many times by people who promise promise promise to pay me back. I've lost expensive and important things. And no one ever tried to turn them in, or think about what I had to struggle through after giving them money and having an unexpected expense come up. So yeah.
schizoauthoress: (No Social Skills Pwnage)
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Yes. We just don't have ALL the answers yet.
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Yes. We just don't have ALL the answers yet.

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