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reading: Moab is my Washpot - Stephen Fry
listening to: Napalm & Silly Putty - George Carlin
travelling/staying in: SA, NSW & Vic - depending when you catch me

Let's call today: 'Monday, 20 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
Pennsylvania. Local time 4:57am.
Last night here.

Just lookin' thru photos.
I just must like torturing myself sometimes.

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Let's call today: 'Sunday, 19 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
leopards don't change their spots :P

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pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
That's just insane

The blind vs. Target

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Let's call today: 'Saturday, 18 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
Viva El Peru

so 'someone' got to this site by googling "werazi ferguson"
from a Peruvian Google page.

*waves* hello David

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pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
kisses are nice

Just one?
"Yep, that will keep me going tonight..."


hmm... kisses, giggles and this stupid smile... i think we've now found why vicki comes home girly.

it's just contagious.
i catch girliness!

right, i need a white surgical mask and disinfectant of some kind.

i shall lock myself up like howard hughes to keep out the girl germs...
...except unlike mr hughes i dont think i shall be bottling my own urine anytime soon.

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Let's call today: 'Friday, 17 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
Told you today was going to be a good day

Hmmm :)

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Let's call today: 'Thursday, 16 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
A four hour phonecall and a weight off my shoulders

Okay, so things look bright again this morning.
Even though the last of the snow will melt away today, and the lake is too thin to walk on, and the deer have run away to find someone else to feed them; today will be a good day.
Okay, so I haven't slept a whole night through, and my shoulders hurt and my toes won't warm up; I have clean clothes in my bag, money in my pocket, an empty camera with charged batteries, and breakfast is in an hour.

The sun is up and smiling, and so am I.

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Let's call today: 'Tuesday, 14 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
Happy rest-of-Valentine's Day

yes, that's right, I wish you happiness for only the remaining 12 minutes of this day!
meh, time differences...

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Let's call today: 'Monday, 13 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:

"Do not poke the sleepless hunger tiger..."

That's gold.
I love it.
I giggle endlessly.
Oh the hilarity!

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Let's call today: 'Sunday, 12 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:

Birthday Calendar

6:32 pm | Post A Comment... >

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:

oh you know what? screw you both.
some just great fine & dandy news waiting for me in each of the states left on my hitlist.
i'll just fly home early shall I?

I just think I'll drop into Orlando, pick up the last bits of gift shopping I have to do, and come home.

Feh, Fucking Americans.

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pirategirl wrote in the notebook:

Some people, you just can't help but want.

What is it with me and Pisceans anyway?

But this one came before all others, and I never knew that I'd kept a little room inside my heart, just for her, until I saw her again today.

I also never knew that I'd only remembered things the way I wanted to - maybe thinking of her in such a bad way made it easier to be away from her? Either way I was wrong. And for what it's worth, I'm sorry.

And to anyone else that I may also remember in the wrong light - I'm sorry too.

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Let's call today: 'Friday, 10 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:

So my grandmother apparently only has days left. Isn't that exciting?

It's weird. I'm not as sad as I guess I should be. The couple of people I've told are all 'aww are you okay?'.
And yeah I am.

Okay, yes by blood she is my grandmother, but it was my maternal grandmother that meant so much to me, and she's already gone. So I don't feel like I'm really losing anyone.
I miss my Nanna so much. Whenever anything is bothering me I wish to anyone above to have her back just to hold me, knowing that she may not understand or be able to help, but was there anyway.
I know she would have loved Carly and I'm forever sad she wasn't here to meet her.

To me the news about Grandma is somewhat of a relief; she won't be in pain anymore, and until she goes they're keeping her comfortable.

That said, the last time I saw her I curled up on the bed beside her and talked and it was nice and I remember thinking that it may be my last conversation with her. So I enjoyed our time together and kinda made my own closure if thats the right word to use.

As I pulled in I thought I really should have brought her something. I looked around my car and took the charity pin of a horse from my visor and took it to her. A real well-thought gift huh?

But she loved it. I knew she would.
My eyes and my love for animals came from her.

I remember looking around her room and seeing the big old BW photo of her framed on the wall. She was a young woman then and kinda pretty. Around it, stuck in the frame were smaller pictures. All of them were more BW shots of her at various ages. Except one. A small colour picture of me poked out of the corner of the frame and it made me tear a tiny bit before looking away.

It's not her fault she didn't know how to show us love like my Nanna did. She chased her own son down the street with an axe when my he was younger, so maybe as kids we expected too much from her. Nonetheless it meant that as we got older she just became 'Dad's mother' to us, though she was still "Grandma" in name.

Everytime we visited her, conversation would almost always eventually drift to her neighbours and how she was convinced they were doing this or that and conspiring against her. She was nuts that way. Accusing everyone in her flatblock of all sorts of things. Convinced that everytime she went outside that they were pressed at their windows watching her.
Haha and who knows? Maybe they were; they were just other lonely and crazy old people too after all.

The sad thing though is I guess I'll find out more about her when she's gone than I ever did before.

I could tell you the history of my mother's side several generations back. But other than knowing that I have a gay uncle and an aunt somewhere in Victoria, I know practically nothing of that side of my family.
They don't talk about anything too far beneath the skin. Out of Grandma and himself, Dad is probably the more expressive with his feelings, but not by much - those who've met him, you'll know that that's pretty non-existent.

So I'm pretty much expecting her to be gone when I get back, and I'll help Mum finish sorting through the rest of her stuff that she's saved for my return because there's things I want to keep. Like her collection of old kitty statues I used to love staring in through the glass at when I was little, or the clock with the birds on it that we gave her because it reminded us of her and knew she'd like it. And the pin from my visor that day that made her so happy despite its lameness or lack of thought as a gift.

And once home, I guess I'll raise my glass to her and say 'I don't know if she loved me or not, and yeah she was kinda mean and grumpy and paranoid about the people around her, but she was my Grandma and I loved her anyway'.

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Let's call today: 'Tuesday, 7 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
It's sad when you realise you can't talk to someone like you used to.

I can't talk to one because we drifted apart, nor to another because they tell things to other people, nor yet another because they're far away and busy most of the time.

These three heard everything I'd pour out, and now I have no one.

That's a really depressing thing to know.
I don't want to turn into one of those lunatics who blogs every mulling thought to turn over in their head. Sure, some of those get blogged. But for the most part, I deal with things through talking to certain people.

Now it seems my list of 'people to call when I really need them no matter what' shrinks still.

I think I'm going to bed.

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pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
Gory Knitting

Grannies do it so it must be cool. But no need to stick to jumpers and scarves anymore kids!
Behold the gory knitting masterpieces

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pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
You know, I think I needa find me some sexy tall Amazon.

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pirategirl wrote in the notebook:

What type of homosexual are you?
by darkdragon209
Favourite Colour
you are aBear
your homosexual tendency is toHave a limp wrist
you find homophobesFun to run over with my car
Quiz created with MemeGen!

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Let's call today: 'Monday, 6 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:

I just finally got around to checkin the Ben Folds website - he's coming to Oz this year, ending his tour in.... where else?

I'm there!!!

Because I want to, I really really want to!

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pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
I love how it's an international problem:
Pay TV with a bazillion channels - Nothing's on.

That said, I saw Ferris Bueller's Day Off again today for the first time in ages. I think it re-awakened my love for Matthew Broderick in a way that the giant puppet of Simba in Animal Kindom's Festival of The Lion King couldn't do.

So peoples, what's been goin down? Or should I say "who"?
Bahaha I'm so funny. No, probably just frustrated in the manner that makes sensible people like myself resort to crude comments of that nature.
I do apologise. It shan't happen again... in the next 20mins or so anyway.
After that I make no promises.

So yes in case you can't tell this post contains nothing of use whatsoever, and I'm sorry I just robbed 3minutes of your life by having you read this crap.

Perhaps being in the United States this long has infected me with the power of talking complete and utter bullshit.

Well chin up my lovely squirrels, I'll be among you all again soon.
My time here is almost over - and so is this post.
Fare thee well.

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Let's call today: 'Saturday, 4 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
Hmmm again

I just got some closure three years... well not 'overdue' but something like that.
Better late than never.

Thankyou. I've never forgotten you or how I feel about you.

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Let's call today: 'Friday, 3 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:

chillin' in miami

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Let's call today: 'Wednesday, 1 February 2006'

pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
stolen from carly

Hottest 100

what i like
(if its not italicized it doesnt neccessarily mean i dont like it, i'm just not good with titles)

1 Wish You Well - Bernard Fanning
2 Catch My Disease - Ben Lee
3 Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
4 Best Of You - Foo Fighters
5 Dare - Gorillaz
6 Mind's Eye - Wolfmother
7 My Doorbell - The White Stripes
8 O Yeah - End Of Fashion
9 Joker & The Thief - Wolfmother
10 Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand
11 Fig Jam - Butterfingers
12 Computer Camp Love - Datarock
13 Gold Digger - Kanye West
14 Songbird - Bernard Fanning
15 Flame Trees - Sarah Blasko
16 Apple Tree - Wolfmother
17 Blue Orchid - The White Stripes
18 I Was Only 19 - The Herd
19 Middle Of The Hill - Josh Pyke
20 DOA - Foo Fighters
21 Hurricane - Faker
22 Do-Do's And Whoa-Oh's - Kisschasy
23 Two More Years - Bloc Party
24 Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo - The Bloodhound Gang
25 The Car Song - The Cat Empire
26 Fix You - Coldplay
27 B.Y.O.B. - System Of A Down
28 Everyday I Love You Less & Less - The Kaiser Chiefs
29 Fast Girl - Gyroscope
30 Concrete Boots - After The Fall
31 The Special Two - Missy Higgins
32 My Enemy - Cog
33 Phoenix - The Butterfly Effect
34 I Predict A Riot - The Kaiser Chiefs
35 Girl - Beck
36 Speed Of Sound - Coldplay
37 Dimension - Wolfmother
38 Sly - The Cat Empire
39 Colossal - Wolfmother
40 Helicopter - Bloc Party
41 Dirty Harry - Gorillaz
42 Sweet As Sugar - Grinspoon
43 Autumn Flow - Lior
44 Sunny Road - Emiliana Torrini
45 Positive Tension - Bloc Party
46 Juicebox - The Strokes
47 Stuff & Nonsense - Missy Higgins
48 An Honest Mistake - The Bravery
49 What's On Your Radio - The Living End
50 I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - The Arctic Monkeys
51 Be Yourself - Audioslave
52 America, F**K Yeah! - Team America
53 We're All In This Together - Ben Lee
54 Two Shoes - The Cat Empire
55 Landed - Ben Folds
56 It's 5! - Architecture In Helsinki
57 Radio/Video - System Of A Down
58 Little Sister - Queens Of The Stone Age
59 Bloody Mother F***ing Asshole - Martha Wainwright
60 All The Money Or The Simple Life Honey - The Dandy Warhols
61 Jesus Of Suburbia - Green Day
62 Beware Wolf - Gyroscope
63 Divorcee At 23 - Clare Bowditch & The Feeding Set
64 Sitting, Waiting, Wishing - Jack Johnson
65 Always Worth It - Sarah Blasko
66 Gabrielle - Ween
67 The Denial Twist - The White Stripes
68 Ashes - The Beautiful Girls
69 Jesus I Was Evil - Butterfingers
70 This Year - The Mountain Goats
71 Run - Cog
72 I'm So Post Modern - The Bedroom Philosopher
73 Better Together - Jack Johnson
74 The Sound Of White - Missy Higgins
75 Que Onda Guero - Beck
76 Hypnotize - System Of A Down
77 First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes
78 The Fighter - After The Fall
79 F*** Forever - Babyshambles
80 Believe - The Chemical Brothers
81 Let's Take The Long Way Home - The Beautiful Girls
82 Smoke It - The Dandy Warhols
83 Filthy Gorgeous - Scissor Sisters
84 White Unicorn - Wolfmother
85 Tightrope Walker - Epicure
86 Into The Dark - Ben Lee
87 We Can't Hear You - The Herd
88 Like Eating Glass - Bloc Party
89 Bastard - Ben Folds
90 Walk Away - Franz Ferdinand
91 Heartstopper - Emiliana Torrini
92 Messages - Xavier Rudd
93 The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand
94 On This Side - Clare Bowditch & The Feeding Set
95 Face Without A Name - Kisschasy
96 Six Months In A Leaky Boat - Little Birdy
97 Themata - Karnivool
98 Why Do You Love Me - Garbage
99 Evie (Pt.1) - The Wrights
100 Party Started - The Cat Empire

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pirategirl wrote in the notebook:
Notable Searches for January and December
thanks to
(this has got to be the best lot yet)

  • picture jokes about grey hair
  • wet lube wrestling pics
  • madisun psychic
  • peter schaffer photos
  • picture of U.S.A girl
  • lady shoplifter spanked
  • redlight sex pics
  • woodloch blog
  • equus noarlunga
  • reef raff

  • Well kids, if that's what you want, who am I to stop you? Hope you found what you were looking for.

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