i wouldn't be lonely if...

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By Sarah on Tuesday, January 13, 1998 - 09:35 pm:
    if i could just find one single
    interesting person with a shred
    of intelligence (ok, much more
    than a shred) on the internet
    who can have a conversation about
    more than 3 topics, not including:
    the climate, their pets, or their
    recent break-up with a significant
    other. is there anyone out there
    who writes decent poetry, listens
    to innovative music, or who has a
    fetish for butt plugs? anything out
    of the ordinary will do. please
    save me.

By Dave on Tuesday, January 13, 1998 - 09:57 pm:
    Maybe you're trolling in the wrong lakes.

By Stone on Tuesday, January 13, 1998 - 10:14 pm:
    yes, i think he is.

By Scrunch on Tuesday, January 13, 1998 - 10:46 pm:
    I'm so bored
    Not to mention all alone
    There's no one to talk to
    And Jordan's grounded from the phone

    I love Jordan so much
    I hope he feels the same
    That's what I wanted to talk about
    Geez, this poem is lame

    I've written much better
    Maybe I'll share some with you
    But right now
    I've got homework to do

By Spiracle on Wednesday, February 4, 1998 - 08:24 pm:
    no, i think the question is,
    do you write decent poetry or
    listen to innovative music
    or have a fetish for butt

By Rosie on Thursday, February 5, 1998 - 12:24 am:
    Well, Sarah, you're 0-for-4 on this board so far.

    Uh...make that 0-for-5.

By Slacker on Thursday, February 5, 1998 - 04:24 am:
    hey quit picking on sarah.
    it's quite possible she knows where you live.
    don't laugh,afterall i know where she lives.

By Purey on Tuesday, May 5, 1998 - 03:38 pm:
    butt plugs , eh?

By Zooey on Sunday, July 19, 1998 - 08:58 pm:
    It's raining right now, and I *feel* like talking about the weather, if that's okay with you...

    I had an interesting conversation about rain one day with a particularly philosophical friend. Rain can be cleansing, and cathartic. The sound comforts me, and reminds me of where I grew up. In spite of comfort, I've realized myself that rain can also bring out sad memories and darker feelings. But I learned that we should love this melancholy aspect of rain as well. Because on days that weep, we are reminded that we must *live.*
    It was an interesting discussion.

    I believe that it is possible to talk about the climate (and pets and relationships and buttplugs, for that matter) from completely different perspective without being superficial or cliched.


By Starchy on Monday, July 20, 1998 - 01:38 pm:
    Rain makes things wet.

    Rain brings a little bit of the night into the day.

    Rain soothes the ear with countless little sounds every second.

    Rain is there.

    Rain is not.

    I need more coffee. Can you tell?

Zee on Thursday, February 5, 2004 - 11:32 pm:

    Hello Sarah!
    I don't have a fetish for butt plugs but I do have a fetish for BUTTS!!
    Yes its true I like big butts and I just can't lie!
    But I love a women who can have a real conversation sith a guy not just your normal everyday talk.

By Zee on Thursday, February 5, 2004 - 11:34 pm:

    ohhh yeah
    i dont like rain

By heather on Friday, February 6, 2004 - 01:26 am:

    poor sarah, you're only four years too late for her


By sarah on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 10:39 am:

    i'm digging on how retarded i used to be. and yet, i think i may have said those exact words quite recently, only in a different context.

    unimaginably, given enough time, everything repeats itself.

    that's actually comforting. not that i need to be comforted. i'm just sayin.

By heather on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 01:06 pm:

    context like, i am so sick of people who think they write interesting poetry or listen to innovative music or talk about freaking butt plugs all day?

    now my question is, save you from what?

    wow, it's wednesday already.

By sarah on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 04:44 pm:

    that's what happens after you have a long, exciting weekend.

By la on Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 03:24 pm:

    buttplugs. kittens. ponies. rainbows.

By heather on Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 07:10 pm:

    it's strange to me that i can initiate a party that some people would pay a lot of money to attend, but it's not really what i want. want want.


By heather on Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 07:53 pm:

    i regret that posting.

    when i would switch between hand drawing and digital, i would find my brain wanting back things i had erased, or to copy and paste, or to move things just a little bit.


By sarah on Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 08:15 pm:

    i know that. but we all do what we have to do to make enjoyable the time that goes by between now and when we get what we want want.

By blindswine on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 03:25 am:


    only in the digital world.
    technology can make all sorts of shit far too
    simple to execute.

    "you better watch what ya say when ya lose
    i said the words hold on and they don't get go...
    come back to haunt when you're too and fro--
    never get through it 'til you pay the toll"

    wish i coulda ctrl-z'd that-- but fuck it.

    so there, cookie extortionist-- i outted myself!

    I WIN.

By sarah on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 11:35 am:

    in the music category, indeed YOU WIN.

    but in the sorabji boards category, i win. or cyst and i are tied for first, followed by nate as a distant second. seriously, think about it. you and heather, y'all don't even come close.

    now, if you posted a link here to the whole song, then maybe you'd be in the running. not that i recommend doing that.

By blindswine on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 01:37 pm:

    that song featured a broken violin found in an
    alley played by a mad drunken korean kid.

    are you racist against broken violins and drunken
    korean kids?


    get in the cage, puss dumpling.

    it's fightin' time.

By sarah on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 02:12 pm:


    is that your idea of a challenge? bring it. we both know i'd knock you out in the first round using only my exquisite goodies.

By blindswine on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 02:44 pm:

    your exquisite goodies may be intimidating, but i
    gotta drunken violin friend who's HELLA pissed.

    you better bring backup.

By sarah on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 03:24 pm:


    can you give me a hand here. the BUTT PLUG RACIST is getting ornery again.

By blindswine on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 03:43 pm:

    my drunken violin will kick your butt plug's ass!

By Cntrldaniel on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 04:23 pm:

    f. so that's what cntrlzee actually oes?

By heather on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 07:56 pm:

    i'm here for you sarah, though i don't think i've been properly initiated because you dolls are up to here with the crazy moon language.

    and we all know you don't need any help.

    i'll pitch in for the cage, there might even be one lying around here someplace.

By Dr Pepper. on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 11:03 pm:

    Cntrldaniel, Ctrl-z does nothing..

By Cntrldan on Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 12:14 am:

    oh yes it does. it is wonderful. it is an eschatoogical if not ontological process of deletion en masse for wahtever you post. try it, you'llbe frustrated forever. wonderful tool. use it more often.

    So what are the tickets (for heather and sarah facing the blindswine) going for?? I've got an empty cage.

By heather on Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 06:02 am:

    they can't be bought for money, i know that much.

By heather on Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 06:04 am:

    nine years ago i was in the center of the country with nate.

    how could it be nine years.

By Daniel on Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 11:31 am:

    I am still in the center of the country, but not with Nate, or heather.

    Name your currency luv!

    Who is fifi the terrible?

By Daniel on Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 11:49 am:

    I think she may have written:

    "but advantages and disadvantages and life are so complex and include some seemingly insignificant moments which make all the difference."

    "and at some point you realize that you're doing all this to win at someone else's game. a game you don't even have to play."

    My guess is that she is neither insignificant nor a player, game or no, Bring out the cages, don the gloves, smackdown in Tahoe in February if not elsewhere before.

    I ramble, too much coffee.

By heather on Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 02:34 pm:

    a computer named joshua, maybe.

    don't cross contaminate, it isn't nice.

By Daniel on Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 06:47 pm:

    uh, okay. what about the cage in tahoe? Moonie can watch too then.

By wisper on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 06:59 am:

    I'm going to be on team swine, just to be contrary.
    I want to run his intro music and pyro.

    but i love both you ladies.

By sarah on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 10:04 am:

    smoke and mirrors. just what he'll need.

By sarah on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 04:10 pm:

    and as usual i concur with heather. what happens in vegas,
    should stay in vegas. so to speak.

    i am laying in bed right now, next to me an intimidating
    mountain of laundry to be folded. more on the line. if there
    was a webcam you would be seeing my middle finger and a
    pile of wadded up clean bath towels.

    oh the list of things to do hovers in my psychic space like
    overdue bills. but for now i am going to lay on the bed and
    daydream away this precious little time.

    gosh i love this phone.

By Historian of Sorabji on Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 07:22 pm:

    I don't think it was Vegas, was it?

By Antigone on Friday, September 17, 2010 - 02:03 pm:


By Daniel on Friday, September 17, 2010 - 06:52 pm:

    yes i think NOLA , hey Anti have you got a bead on the Droopyman?

By Antigone on Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 12:09 am:

    Nope. Don't have a name or address.

By Daniel on Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 12:30 am:

    doggonit. how have you been anyway, through all that tx weather?

By Antigone on Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 02:10 pm:

    It were hot, as usual. And what's a tornado or two among

By Daniel on Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 01:44 pm:

    seems as if we can piece together who Droop is from the description and workplace, but has anyone ever met him in person? could be he just disappeared, wanted to, no foul play at all, or we could make up stories about him as we already have. One thing is for sure, the boards are not the same without him. If he is lurking, as we each and everyone sometimes do...you should know, mr. Droopy, that you are missed and many of us are concerned about you because it is unlike you to be gone this way for such a long time. But hey, we have free will. On second thought, free will has never really helped me in any real way.

By sarah on Monday, September 20, 2010 - 10:49 pm:

    worthy slutz.

    i don't have the slightest idea what this means, but i could spend way too much time surfing old WAYD posts and thinking about what it all means.

    today i did body weight overhead squats, but it was 5 x 3, for a total of 15. not 15 in a row, which would be insane at my body weight.

    then i did tire flips. 3 1-minute rounds. 16, 18, 19 tire flips per minute, respectively.

    this is no joke.

    with pregnancy and infancy behind me, this is what now fuels most of the passion of most of my days. this and my precious children.

    life is perfect. how can it be? how?

By DANIEL on Monday, September 20, 2010 - 11:21 pm:


By heather on Monday, September 20, 2010 - 11:55 pm:

    So I found 2 definitions for body weight squats, you imply a bar with your weight above your head while the other is no added weight but your own body.

    Overhead squats with the bar at body weight? Really? Omfg. But now I want to try that on Wednesday.

By heather on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 12:15 am:

    Also cfeb is at my gym. If you trick me into starting cf will all this talk I'm going to be very...

By sarah on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 12:24 am:

    cf is better than crack. i beckon you to the cult

By sarah on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 12:38 am:

    a bar overhead for a total of 135#. not actually my body
    weight but my tits are 10 lbs a piece, so if you count the
    beauties, 155#.

    i've been working up to this for years ... 3 yrs cf, 11 yrs total
    gym time.

    "Do the thing, and you will have the power." RWE

By agatha on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 02:19 am:

    Seriously, what the hell did I mean by that? Worthy slutz? Also, it was 11 years ago, WTF?!

By sarah on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 10:19 am:

    i don't know, but even 11 years later i think it would make the best girl band name of all time.

By Dr Pepper on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 01:27 pm:

    sarah, you be careful when it comes to a weighlifting. Does this lady wears a "special" belt on her?

By Daniel on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 04:18 pm:

    I've been looking for my ten pound hand weights. I suppose I could use sacks of potatoes, but what's the fun in spuds???

    I'd like to borrow SaRAH's I think. 11 yrs of gym? wow now that is dedication.

    I grow slow, lethargic, and sloppy. Need a workout for sure. But at my age, getting up three times a night is enough exercise to keep me ... well drained...

By heather on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 11:54 pm:

    Please, please don't be creepy.

    If you need me to tell you what is creepy I can do that.

By moonit on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 05:04 am:

By jac on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 12:53 pm:

    yeah, I need help. What's creepy?

By Daniel on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 01:11 pm:

    really now.

    I do use five and ten pound free weights, when watching tv sitting on the couch or just relaxing. It's a horrible irregular practice. I have a weight bench downstairs that I rarely use, but need to use. We also have a recumbent bike and a Nordic Track incline treadmill. Still, my best exercise is swimming, especially since I have gained weight and lost muscle.

    I have all the equipment I need; still don't use it.

    I have little motivation and am tired much of the time, working 12-14 hour days four days a week, and travelling the rest. I get a workout in the airports. I have stopped that too...and have cut travel back to a minimum. The medications over the past six years do not help my weight loss. I have been feeling worse and worse, and slower and slower. Sometimes, like last week, the meds simply make me sick, and i don't feel like exercising at all. I don't feel like getting out of bed.

    I have stopped working out, even walking, and find it difficult to take the stairs (and I have three flights of them in my house) without getting winded. 40 years of excess, still with not getting too far out of shape. then, whammo.

    All because of weight gain. I have all the symptoms of congestive heart failure including the chest pains, but I have had angina of undetermined origin since I sobered up in 1987, and began to feel my feelings literally. I fairly certain the extensive testing has rulled out chf. I am up for another round of tests next summer.

    So I have begun to do little things that help: I am not looking for a wonder body but rather for simply healthy one. Eating better, eating less. Eliminating bad meds. For the past two days I have stopped taking avandia, a medicine proven to cause heart problems. You know what its other side effect is: weight gain. Which is exactly opposite of what is needed. I tried stopping my exenatide but that back fired and had to get back on it. I am one of the few thousands who can tolerate it without continual nausea. Mine is at least intermittant.

    My arthritis is perhaps no worse than the norm, and yet for me worse than ever, but I work through the stiffness and joint pain enough to be grateful I am mobile and not a crotchey old fart. When I was diagnosed with RA in 1988, I never planned to live this long. Hell I never thought I would have made it to 1988 given the lifestyle I was living. And the RA was really neuropathy caused from the drinking, at least that's what they say now.

    I am 59 yrs young, working on 60. I think of some of you as working hard to maintain health and vitality, and I look up to you, congratulate you, even though so much younger than I am. I look up to you folks who are working out. Like I said, I would not be able to do those squats at all. Time was when I could. Likely all through my 40's and well into my 50's. I was working on staying fit and staving off decay like those doctors in the Cenegenics advertisements. All that changed with a more stressful, sedentary life albeit on the road and eating poorly and not sleeping , etc., and new meds six years ago.

    I have nothing really to bitch about. I just need to get off my duff and do. Thanks for listening. I'll be quiet now.

By sarah on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 02:38 pm:

    if she has to explain, you wouldn't be able to understand.

By sarah on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 03:23 pm:

By semillama on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 10:32 pm:

By heather on Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 01:17 am:

    "If you don't know concentration which gives you peculiar pleasure, your life looks like a hell."

    So true.

    Who does this remind me of?

    Personally, I am going to watch the Egyptian cheese panda for the rest of my days.

By sarah on Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 10:35 am:

    constrict your anus 100 times a day, and the answer will be revealed to you.

    many, many thanks, sem.

By Antigone on Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 01:37 pm:

    Daniel: take magnesium citrate, enough to get you to about
    150% of the RDA. That, more than just about anything else,
    has helped get me out of a fatigue slump.

By platypus on Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 11:36 pm:

    I can't wait to start shooting out immaterial fibre.

By sarah on Friday, September 24, 2010 - 01:28 pm:

    the problem is, once you start, you can't stop.

By J on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 03:35 am:

    Can't stop what? Working the poop shoot?

By Dr Pepper on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 12:57 pm:


By J on Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 03:32 am:

    Oops! I meant poop chute.
    Chute as in a channel down which falling materials are guided.I think this is better.
    Don't you?

By Dr Pepper on Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 03:45 pm:

    If the poop chute broken, find it in Yellow page faster! use the undergarment for temporarily times, until the rim are being repaired.

By J on Monday, September 27, 2010 - 03:53 pm:

By Dr Pepper on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 01:33 am:

    If you think I am a Mexican, your making a big mistake! Mother fucker, b.t.w. the guy who plays on piano looks like a spanish version of Pee Wee Herman.

By J on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 02:13 am:

    I don't think you're a Mexican,I just thought it was funny.I think the drummer is Floyd the barber

By sarah on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 12:31 pm:

    yesterday i set a personal record.

    i deadlifted 205 lbs.

    which means, indeed, i will not be needing heather's help in any cage battle against the swine.

    however, now i can't help but wonder if setting this personal record is due to consistent intense training, or simply constricting my anus 100x a day.

    i guess the answer will be revealed to me. somehow.

By semillama on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 01:07 pm:

    Get back to us when you can lift 205 lbs with your anus, then we'll know the anus constriction is having an effect.

By Dr Pepper on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 02:22 am:

    lol at semillama's comment, I am pretty sure when it comes to passing the gas, going to be real loud as a fog horn. bwhahha.

By la on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 02:24 am:


By blindswine on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 08:28 am:

    you may be able to lift 205 pounds, and i may
    indeed weigh 205 pounds-- but good luck getting me
    to stand still long enough for you to deadlift my
    205 pound ass.

    "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

    i ever tell you they used to call me "little ali"
    when i was a kid?

    keep swingin', child.

    keep swingin'.

    i'll see you in the cage.

By sarah on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 03:19 pm:

    why's that? you kept running around telling people you were the greatest of all time?

    besides, fightin's not really what you want to do in the cage is it?

    "Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."

By heather on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 06:08 pm:

    What if I don't want to win?

    I am a couple decades behind 205, right now I am good with lifting more than I am.

    I want sarah to explain what people do in cages, please please. Also, please. Pretty.

By La lo la lo on Friday, October 1, 2010 - 10:59 pm:

    Heather, it is bondage/sadism things

By sarah on Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 12:01 am:

    this *is* the cage. it doesn't belong to me, so i can't answer that question.

    and i don't really want to win either. i just like to sass off to the swine for shits and giggles.

By sarah on Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 12:05 am:

    but for the record, i really did deadlift 205#!

    this accomplishment has carried me on its shoulders all week long. i have yet to find a consistent measurable benchmark for proof of any sort of progress in the work of parenting, so instead i picked up where i left off lifting weights.

By heather on Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 02:14 am:

    Pepper, thank you for that shockingly enlightening possibility.

    I was really hoping for one of sarah's stories.
    Brain silk (how they are not what they are.)
    It has been a really long time since I read those.

    Also been a long time since an even match.

    Congratulations on your lift!

By la on Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 11:48 am:

    Another kind of cage:

    Hamster Ball

    Congratulations Sarah! You're an iron woman!

By Dr Pepper on Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 12:40 pm:

    Ok, then, it might be someone being held prisoner in a cage?

By sarah on Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 10:32 pm:

    oh thank you, but i'm not even close to iron woman.  check it:

    is my

By sarah on Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 10:47 pm:

    brain silk! you are too nice to me. what a lovely thing to say.

    it feels like maybe i write all day long in my bead but barely a
    fraction of it ends up in text.

    the beautiful thing that happens in the cage is the opportunity
    to say or do whatever you want without enduring the
    probability of eye contact.

    inside the cage you can make it up, mostly without

    i say this with one eye open. otherwise i can't focus.

By sarah on Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 10:50 pm:


By Dr Pepper on Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 09:40 pm:

    Sarah, it seems that one of your links is broken...

By sarah on Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 11:50 pm:

    i will be 40 years old on monday.

    i've never been into celebrating my own birthday. however, in honor of this milestone i've decided to so something a little silly. i bought a doorway pull-up bar ($20) and resolved to do 40 pull ups a day for one year straight starting on my birthday.

    tomorrow i head off to the gulf coast with TD1. sand, sun, surf. sweet jesus i need it.

By Antigone on Friday, October 8, 2010 - 06:30 pm:

    I turned 40 a few days ago. 30 didn't bug me as much. I'm
    not quite in midlife crisis, but at least I have enough angst to
    lose some weight. I don't figure I'll get all crisisy until I'm 45
    or so and I haven't accomplished what I hope to.

By J on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 02:26 am:

    I was all good at 40 but it gets worse.

By Dr Pepper on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 05:51 am:

    Me and Mark have the same age.....

By semillama on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 11:35 am:

    I need to dig out my pull up bar and figure out a good doorway to stick it in. I'm not sure that my current workout really does much for the biceps/upper back muscles.

    We just found out our landlord/neighbor is going to be 35, which seems wrong, as we're still in the mindset that property owners should be older than us.

By Daniel on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 12:50 pm:

    gbd saRAH

By la on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 03:09 pm:

    No pull-ups for me, but swimming and dancing and biking. I'm going to race (collegiate) this spring.

    I'm a little over a year from 30.


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