Also I find it delicious that even as the end draws nearer and y'all are being precious and beautiful to each other, it's still beer and boy trouble up in my stream over here. Smh
That sounds like a country song! - Corinne L from Android
Metallica is on and twitter musician crush just msgd to ask where I was and said he's coming here. Epic moments FTW!
And he's here and talking to everyone but me. I know I'm not a patient person by nature, but really? This is a lost cause I ain't gonna ever let go of. - t-ra needs this place from Android
Depends on the person but when I'm really attracted to someone, I often find it hard to talk to them and will talk close to them but not to them for fear of rejection. I usually wait for the other person to make things clear to me. Part of that is the way girls were socialized when I was growing up but there's nothing that says a guy can't be shy. - Spidra Webster
yeah, I take it back. ;) he finally sat down and we closed down the pub, then came back to my place and listened to music till 4am. it was nice to actually spend some time with him. he is funnier and smarter than I even knew. no moves were made and it wasn't especially flirtatious or romantic, but having him all to myself for awhile and impressing him with my music taste was a dream come true for me regardless. huge crush still in effect. - t-ra needs this place
*pompom shake* - Big Joe Silenced from iPod
So uh, Michael Franti starred one of my tweets. Top o the world, ma! Ima need a moment.
Also I despise Duke and it looks like they lost the game from what the pub tv showed. Ha. - t-ra needs this place from Android
Did you *cough* "Say, Hey"? :D - Michael W. May
Michael Franti is the coolest cat on the planet. Gratz on the tweet fave. :) He's kind of a huge deal around here (local boy and all). Lucky you! <3 - Hookuh Tinypants
Love him. Rock the Nation is one of my theme songs :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oh for the love of Jehu. Photog dude is here flirting with a 20 something and twitter musician crush is otherwise engaged with dude friends. How is this my luck? There's an entire festival going on. Why they gotta both be at the show I go to?
To hell with this noise. I need to find my ladies. - t-ra needs this place from Android
too many strong beers and not enough dinner makes for an unhappy drunk. I prefer being a happy drunk. even when I'm sad. unhappy drunk me is DESPONDENT FOREVER, even when I'm having fun. now sober me this morning is just plain disappointed in myself. nothing good can come of that, I tell you.
Don't make yourself wrong, doll. - Corinne L
Aww, sweetheart. Don't be so hard on yourself. Chin up, Andy. *squeeze* - Jenny H. from Android
thanks ffriends. I'm more laughing about it now, thank goodness. it was a series of unfortunate run-ins I was too tipsy to handle as gracefully as I would have liked. but then again, I suspect none of these guys really cares one way or the other, so what real "harm" could I have done? my therapist told me that depression is anger turned inward, so often a good way to get rid of it is to figure out what you're angry about and be angry about that instead of bummed about yourself. - t-ra needs this place
Ok. So tonight is apparently about me ignoring dudes who have ignored me. I'm ok with that.
And a shout out to the 305ers I bumped into who made that moment. MIA forever. We belong nowhere. - t-ra needs this place from Android
I am not drunk texting anyone. No. - t-ra needs this place from Android
If you feel the urge, you have my number. :-) - Corinne L
Ha! All the women in the bathroom owe me a bar for guessing my age not even within 5 years. We turnin this night around!
Musician twitter crush is here!
Well hello ginger beard cutie in town from Atlanta for the night. *adjusts bra straps*
Oh well. I sit through dumb offensive comedy for no man. Moving on. - t-ra needs this place from Android
"*adjust bra straps*" made me laugh quite a bit. As did "I sit through dumb offensive comedy for no man". Both deserve to be on a t-shirt. - Spidra Webster
That's a high compliment comin from the Queen of One Liners. #lolSpidra - t-ra needs this place from Android
In other news, change of venue and the dude is here, of course. Of fucking course. Go take pictures somewhere else! Grrrr. - t-ra needs this place from Android
SoCal Ffriends! I will be in Burbank June 19 for my cousin's wedding thing. Hell or high water. Let us gather and let it be known who we are across the lands! Amen.
In the movie version, I'm just a montage and low point scene away from a terrible accident and meeting my soul mate as a result.
And I have effortlessly fabulous hair at all times. - t-ra needs this place from Android
Event is done and successful. Beers have been consumed. So tired. Don't think I will be able to lift my arms tomorrow. Now for end of month course dev deadline. Tomorrow we record all the narration.
UPDATE: I can actually lift my arms, but they are NOT at ALL happy about it. I am too old to move furniture up 2 flights of stairs. Next time mf-er can hire some day labor. Ouch. - t-ra needs this place
Trying to mind my own business at the pub for a pint after my friends lost their double header softball games tonight, but of course the dude shows and is all smiles and high fives me. High fives me. A high five. I don't... just ugh.
Tomorrow is Event From Hell Day and then we are turning a leaf y'all. Turning all the leaves. - t-ra needs this place from Android
A high five, FFS. Good grief. - t-ra needs this place from Android
Dude is definitely not date-worthy. - Corinne L
Wait, is this the good one? I don't mind a high five? - Meg VMeg
When it's all in lowercase, FFS looks like you mean friendfeeders. FFS, ffs! - Kristin
Kristin, noted. Meg, under different circumstances, maybe. But in this case it's lame. Trust me. C, for real tho. Such a disappointment. Ouch. - t-ra needs this place from Android
I say this with love: sometimes you overanalyze things just a wee bit. Just IMHO. - Laura Norvig
I have no clue. What's wrong with a high five? - Amit Patel
I think it's that the high five means friend zone. Treating her like she's just one of the guys as opposed to a small romantic gesture that indicates interest. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Man I wish I lived nearby so I could just corner the guy and be like "Look, do you like her or what? Because you're awkward as fuck, dude." - Hookuh Tinypants
Hookuh nails it with 'awkward as fuck'. Thanks, gurl. - t-ra needs this place from Android
I just got a package delivery from Hong Kong. It's a beautiful chain necklace with pewter needle and button pendants. I LOVE it! BUT WHO SENT IT?
I have been working my brain today on where this could have come from. All the way from Hong Kong? Even if it was from etsy, that's a long way to go. I really don't know. - t-ra needs this place from Android
secret admirer? - Big Joe Silenced
There are a lot of Etsy shops overseas. A lot. :P Hope you find out who sent it! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
All the texts and emails this morning already... love how my part time shit for pay job takes up ALL the time and energy... sigh.
I will say the Universe decided to give us a beautiful day today. So that's nice. - t-ra needs this place
I had no idea y'all were so attractive and had such sexy voices. I been picturing everyone here like a comic book superhero, so it never occurred to me what you look or sound like IRL. my ffeed is at a whole other level now.
what, did you guys have some secret video hangout? - Laura Norvig
If your superhero looks like a combination of Les Nessman and George Costanza, then I am your guy. With a very sexy voice of course. - Joe
What did I miss?? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
There was sexy? And I missed it? - Steven Perez from Android
Well, she already knew *I* was. - Jason P
I brought sexy back. Then I forgot where I put it. - Steve C, Team Marina
I tried to bring sexy back, but I'd lost the receipt. And was 'out of warranty' apparently. - Pete's Got To Go
Yes, there are a few FF'ers who can make you all swoony with their dulcet tones. They should come with a warning label. - Corinne L
*never ever speaks again* - Big Joe Silenced from Android
I just posted my voice. :) - Jed
*ran out of sexy decades ago* =====> - MoTO Boychick Devil
^^^^ This ^^^^ - Friar Will
I was commenting on the photos and videos being bumped recently. Apparently I missed most of them the first time or they were before my time. - t-ra needs this place
*straightens tie, combs hair* - Steven Perez from Android
Good thing you never found those old videos of all of us singing old TV theme songs, karoake style. - Steven Perez
actually got things done at the non-office yesterday and managed to see friends' fashion show art benefit and have a few beers to unwind last night. I feel less desperate about things. once we get through the next two weeks, I definitely need to come up with a long-term plan. or at least an idea. something that isn't what's happening now...
other cool things that happened, so as not to lose perspective: I got Stella fixed and back on the road, which makes a HUGE difference in my stress level and overall joy; the SME I'm working with for the course due April 1st is super cool, very chill and positive about everything, which is so nice and makes meeting this deadline less crazy-making; the event tomorrow is pretty much set, save for the last-minute reminders, ordering the food, and the day-of circus leading, plus it's tomorrow so it will be over and out of my life soon, one way or the other. - t-ra needs this place
the bills are gonna get paid (ish); my musician twitter crush DMed me to say he'd be in town and asking about my plans-- he's never done that before; this coffee is really good; ran into one of my fave startup founders from work at the event last night and he came out to me by introducing me to his partner. I was super flattered he felt comfortable doing so (then he asked me if I was modeling in the show, which was also flattering); y'all are still here right now. - t-ra needs this place
Everything be tryn me y'all. Dude turned out to be a dud and I set myself up for it. Both jobs are screwing me over but I'm too burnt out to see the higher ground, and meanwhile the clock is ticking on having this space to retreat to. If there's a silver lining here, Lord open my eyes to it.
**hugs** - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
The one upside, I am lookin fine tonight. Even I think so. - t-ra needs this place from Android
There's still and a lot of us are there? - Spidra Webster
Do you have any local friends who could sit with you and help you brainstorm past your job burnout? - Spidra Webster
(((t-ra))) - Spidra Webster
Therapist is on vacation, because that's how that goes. But I'll talk to her in a week and she'll remind me what I need to do. Meanwhile, friends are around, yes. But truthfully I am in robot survival mode till I can see past my nose. I'm dealing with 12 hours at a time right now. - t-ra needs this place from Android
Getting it down to small chunks seems like a good strategy. I'm sorry it's sucking so hard. - Spidra Webster
*hugs* - Michael W. May
Thank you ffriends. I am so grateful for you. Truly. - t-ra needs this place from Android
There have been days where I've felt that, if I can just get through the next five minutes... *hugs* - vicster.
We got you, girl. (Check your DM's) - Corinne L
All the hugs. - Julian
Huggarama - #cryptic
(((Tamara))) - Jenny H. from Android
I am trying to keep my cool working on this event on Tuesday, and handling deadlines at my other job tomorrow and next week, but people be tryin my nerves, y'all. Like bad.
If I could do it all myself I would, but that's not possible, so ffs do the things I'm asking, dang. - t-ra needs this place from Android
Have I mentioned there's no office for me to work out of? And the tower I was using is buried in a moving box somewhere? Oh but I shouldn't work from home bc it's important I have a 'presence' (ie be the token chick) in the building. How am I sposed to get anything done with no tools or space to do it with? I am nonplussed. - t-ra needs this place from Android
last night around 9 I got a reply to a press release I sent out about a big event on Tues for the tech startup nonprofit I work for PT here in Athens. anyway, I thought he wanted an interview to do a bit for the website. He said to have someone call him this morning at 9:20. I thought the time was odd, but whatever, people are like that...
so I told our ED to call him this morning and sent him the number... it was a live radio talk show. knowing that now the email exchanges from last night make more sense of course, but oh man. ED had some choice texts for me afterwards. Truth is, I think it's hilarious and don't care b/c he's so mean to me. but it is a valuable lesson learned about managing my press game more tightly. - t-ra needs this place
dude just joke serious said I was his token female representative. now Ima hafta puke on him. - t-ra needs this place
can turning the wrong stove burner on be a superpower? because I am really really good at that.
in related news: instant miso paste and steamed broccoli for dinner, because that's about all I got the energy for fixin. - t-ra needs this place
Imagine how bad it'd be if you had to plug in usb the right way up to turn on a stove burner. - Amit Patel
ha ha! Amit, so true! I'd be totally useless then. - t-ra needs this place
last night was a mess. no more nights out for awhile. let's stay home and sew instead.
also, bear with me here bc this is a gem of the Universe giving me a smackdown: at the end of the night I bump into the dude. he's sitting out front with a few people and his friend who I met Sunday night shouts my name as I approach the bar, so I wave. I go inside and find out a friend and part owner of the place took a spill with a glass rack and cracked his head open. he's holding a rag up to his bleeding head and looks no good. I asked if he needed anything and he said his wife was coming to get him, then the other bartender asked everyone to leave and said she was closing the place. I go outside and approach the group of them to explain. I was probably tipsy, and obviously upset, so maybe not super gracious or whatever, I said something to the effect of "y'all need to go. one of the bartenders is headed to the hospital and they're closing now. they're a little freaked out and you should just get out of their hair." He says "ok, sure. when I finish this beer." No lie. - t-ra needs this place
amazing how two years of acquaintanceship can give you an impression of someone, then in 3 days you can get a completely different one. - t-ra needs this place
still trying to figure out. can only follow some people, on others the "follow" button doesn't work. also I can't post anything. maybe it hates firefox?
I wonder if there might be some issues with bandwidth at the moment. The last couple times I visited, things weren't loading as quickly as usual. - John (bird whisperer)
ah, ok. thanks. - t-ra needs this place
Yeah, doesn't load at all for me. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
So far working for me (even tried their bookmarklet), but server speed/bandwidth is sometimes an issue. - Nils Sandin
Interesting. It's just not loading for me (iPhone, wifi/cellular). - Stephan Planken from iPhone
i cannot post. I'm using Chrome on Mac. I did figure out how to follow people. - Mike Nencetti
It's the shape of things to come. - Jim #teamFFrank
You can't post on your own profile page. Go to the general feed or to a group to post. At least, that was what it was for me. I was trying to post while on my profile page. - Spidra Webster
that's where I was, Spidra. just wouldn't happen. I'll keep trying. - t-ra needs this place
The only problem I've had is that it's slow to respond (Chrome on Windows 8). - Jenny H.
You know what? Fuck it. This is MY house. Ima go out in muthafuckin flames.
"The FDNY can't put out the fire on me'' - t-ra needs this place from Android
ha! drunk me is so bold. and by bold I mean obnoxious. - t-ra needs this place
Handsome young man wants to buy me a drink. Normally I'd decline, but under the circumstances, you are right on time cutie pie.
For the record, I be talkin shit. Did not let that young man buy my beer but I did converse with him for awhile about the nature of human existence in the universe. Because I was raised right. - t-ra needs this place from Android
bit the bullet and asked if he had plans tonight. he replied that he'd be at the gym. so, yeah. ok then. ohwellwhatevernevermind
The big dummy. - Bren from iPhone
He is either not interested or is really really incapable. I'm not sure which is worse! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Sorry, t-ra. - John (bird whisperer)
*sends bruh a clue* - MoTO Boychick Devil
Ugh. - Kristin from iPhone
Remember: guys are dumb. Don't give up just yet. (I'm asking on behalf of all dumb guys everywhere) - Brian Johns
I bet he didn't even understand the hint. It seems, men brains don't work that way. (Weirdos!) - ani
thanks y'all, as always. I appreciate your supportive awesomeness. what would I do without you? *shudders* it's probably best for me to let him alone. maybe just bad timing or who knows. - t-ra needs this place
Not long ago I told someone "I'm too old to be coy" before stating my interest. It got the point across. You may want to consider that route. - Corinne L
speaking as a stupid male, sometimes we have to be beaten in the face with that clue-by-four. - Big Joe Silenced could be something as simple as he has a regular gym routine and is trying to maintain his fitness. He's a rock climber and clearly an active fellow, and a fitness routine is important to a person like that. I can tell you that with my own fitness routine, it's rare that I will cancel my gym or running for something else. Did you inquire as to what he'd be doing after the gym? It just might not have occurred to him to volunteer that info. People can be daft sometimes. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
PS - you're fantastic. There's no way he doesn't like you. :) He's just a dumb boy. :P - Hookuh Tinypants
Yeah, I assume he thought it was a strictly literal inquiry re: what he was doing. On the one hand: wow, such cluelessness. On the other: he's fitness-minded :) - Meg VMeg
To play devil's advocate. You're asking what he's up to. He gives you an answer. How about being a little more direct. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I'm extremely clueless about these things (and didn't even realize I was clueless until my 40s) so if he's like me, be more direct :) - Amit Patel
I'm trying y'all. Really I am. I just suck at this. And it's hard for me to try and keep failing, and not know why. - t-ra needs this place from Android
You are so not alone in that regard, doll. At all. - Corinne L
Oh thank the baby jeezus! I have ffeed back on my phone! I am in a no good place and y'all are everything. Twitter is a megaphone, not a lifeline.
he came to the benefit show last night. I was working the door and had a beer too many in my excitement at the show, but we talked for awhile afterwards about all manner of things. so we'll see.
does he come from a nice family? edit: (Papa needs to know these things) - MoTO Boychick Devil
don't know yet. I think so. somewhere in Massachusetts. he's a photographer. getting his degree in photojournalism with his GI Bill. he's a rock climber too. and rides a bike. did I mention super dreamy? - t-ra needs this place
in case any y'all wanna stalk him some: - t-ra needs this place
he has a nice eye - MoTO Boychick Devil
right? his stuff is stunning. he shoots for the local paper and makes even the mundane assignments they give him look utterly poetic. he's super talented. - t-ra needs this place
Ugh, talented people. (but partial sarcasm aside, it can sometimes be hard to disentangle "talent" from "being a good person". Not that I'm saying he isn't the latter! But it would be easier to tell without talent mucking things up. I don't know how serious I am about this.) - Andrew C (✔)
inorite?! - t-ra needs this place
aww, this sounds really positive! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Oh haaaayyyyyyy rock climber dude looking all handsome into the camera... - Hookuh Tinypants
see? now y'all know why I'm a jelly mess over this. - t-ra needs this place
he told me about some music I never heard of. and it's really really good. that's not sposed to happen. music is MY thing. now I got nothing on this dude. dang. - t-ra needs this place
Sorry I missed the #AskMeAnything party! 40th birthday party prep has consumed my evening hours this week. Feel free to ask and I will attend to it. Also I am on twitter as @tamarasabine personally and @TamaraNeff professionally to keep up. I hate that this scattering is happening. Sigh.
Fact, talent, or experience we probably don't know about you? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Which do you think will get you first, instant karma or the rhythm? - Corinne L
favourite dessert or snack food? - Big Joe Silenced
Countries you most want to visit? Why? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Song that makes you feel like the sexiest, baddest bitch ever? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
What accomplishment are you most proud of? - Kristin
1. I was a psychic apprentice for a short time. I read The Tarot. - t-ra needs this place
2. the rhythm. without a doubt. - t-ra needs this place
3. cookies. - t-ra needs this place
4. Turkey because I want to see Istanbul. Spain to track down my heritage. Scotland because I'm pretty sure my soul mate is probably there. And I want to ride the Trans Siberian Railway someday. - t-ra needs this place
5. ooh that's a good one ... ' I got what it takes' by Koko Taylor - t-ra needs this place
6. when I did my VISTA service, the guy who ran the state office for our area didn't send us to the national training that everyone else went to. I complained to the national office and in my second year we all attended the official training session and they have ever since. I vill always be proud of that even though it marked me as a troublemaker for the remaider of my service term. - t-ra needs this place
Best compliment ever received? - AHnix (Anna Haro)
7. a lady friend recently told me that watching me dance reminded her what real passion was like. I was super flattered by that. - t-ra needs this place
^THAT is one of the best compliments ever. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
sweet birthday missives from C! thanks so much, doll. love the wax seal! (my stoopid tablet won't attach the pic)
You are most welcome! I got your card yesterday - thank you! - Corinne L
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