March 2nd, 2006



It is my birthday! *dances*

It is also the birthday of Philip K. Dick, Dr. Seuss, Jon Bon Jovi, ambelies, ladysea, and shugenja!

Happy happy birthday. :)

In honor of the death of Bohemia my birthday, here is a poll. I will answer all questions via voicepost.

Ask me a question!

Tell me a secret.

And now I need to get some sleep. And to everyone who wishes me a happy birthday - thank you in advance! (Individual replies = a wrist-killer.)

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The Care and Feeding of Shadesong

(There's going to be a wiki for this, seriously.)


When I say I'm staying home from work, this is how I plan the day to go...

* Drive Elayna to school.
* Come home, take meds.
* Go back to sleep.

That last one is important. I realize that the focus has been on my wrist lately, but please do remember that my anti-seizure meds wreak havoc on my body, and one of the biggest ways they do so = spoonlessness, constant fatigue.

The days I stay home from work are the only days that I'm fully functional, that my body moves at the pace it needs to to get through the day.

This only works if I get my gods-damned rest.


Although I appreciate that people want to wish me a happy birthday?

Do not call me at 9:30 AM on my day off. Or 10:00. Or 10:30.


Please and thank you.

So. Um. Very little sleep. But I took a walk. And the weather gods have gifted me with a nice warm day. And now I go to physical therapy; when I return, I'll answer your poll questions! And I'm still trying to decide what to do about dinner tonight. And does anyone have a good lasagna recipe for tomorrow night?
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Voice Post: Shadesong Explains It All

1923K 9:20
“Hello and welcome to the birthday edition of Shadesong Explains It All!

Ummmm, the sound quality may get weird because I'm in my basement because that's where my computer is, and I hope this records ok.

Alright, starting off: This is actually a Frequently Asked Question.
"Am I still planning to move to Boston?"
The answer: Yes, yes, yes. *excited breathy sigh* Also, yes.

Let's see...Another question..."How would the world be different if cats were the dominant species?"
What makes you think they're *not*?

Question #3: "If you could have absolutely anything for your birthday, what would it be?"
A house in Boston. (Yes, I am a little bit one-track here.)

Another question..."If money, distance, and other factors weren't an issue, what could I do that would make you very, very happy?"
You know? I boring, and I am so single-track on another track, also, which guess, I guess means I'm double-tracked but...oh well. *small laugh* The thing that springs to mind right away is that when I finally get the Shayara printed? Buy it, please. Read my stuff! And be aware of my world, and all of that.

Question: "What is the best thing you've found in Boston thus far?"
*giggle* *smiling as she says this* There, there are people in Boston that I like to have sex with. There are people in Boston and New York area that I am, am going to like having sex with. And stuff like that. And yes, and I'm blushing.

Um. Next question. "Are those promises of beatings and bitings still good?"
I will have to issue you a raincheck. Because, right now, beating you would hurt me more than it would hurt you.

"What time of day were you born?"
I was born approximately 4AM.

Um, "Where are you now?"
In the basement.

Um, "How do you cope with the ever-present drama?"
For the most part, I ignore it. Unless it's directly impacting my life, like if someone showed up on my doorstep, I really don' attention to it, or register it. If I hear about any of it, it's usually through somebody else saying, 'Hey I thought you should know..." Um, I don't have *time* for that. I don't have time for the stuff I *do* want to do.

Let's see..."If karma decides to put the screws to me for being such an utter, utter bastard f-[sound cuts out for a moment] will my children (who are amazing) be scar[r]ed by karmic retribution or will it spill over and get made up to them the next go-around?"
I think your karma is your own. I don't think they're gonna get screwed for that.

Hmm. "How can someone who grew up in a family that wasn't loving be sure that they won't pass the hurt along to their kid?"
Do...Look at what your parents did, and do the opposite. Honestly, that's how I raise Elayna. Um, that could be a whole post on, on its own, and it probably will be eventually.

Ok. Another question: "What scares you?"
The thought of anything bad happening to Elayna.

(end of part 1)”

Transcribed by: elionwyr
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Birthday Loot List

$350 in Apple Store giftcards & cash money from my parents and my mother-in-law! And an Apple e-card from my birthmom, saying that my gift would be late, which would hopefully indicate more Apple Store money... I have $700 toward the laptop now. Glee!

$50 to spent at the Disney store from morenasangre and farren!

From elionwyr.... oh. Oh, oh, oh. The most beautiful thing: a large (foot across?) dreamcatcher, the rim made of twined grape branches (yes?).... gorgeous glossy black feathers with highlights of bluegreenpurple... little shells strung on the dreamcatcher... beads... and a tiny bird nestled into it.... Elayna is as enraptured as I am. We just stared at it going "Ooooh" and making delighted exclamations for a bit...

And that's it so far - I'll get my gift from Adam tonight/tomorrow (depending what time he gets in). Likewise Elayna, I'm sure. She gave me a card today, too.

A few people have said I'll get their gifts and/or cards late - my response: "No problem! Hell, my husband is getting here late." :)

EDIT! Oh! And in Kingdom of Loathing... my present to myself was beating the Naughty Sorceress. :) My presents from others: Various greenery and a mugcake from childofchaos, a daisy from jennasuze, and Hell Ramen from wuduaelfen. :)
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Voice Post: In Which Shadesong Goes Batshit Insane

864K 4:19
“(paraphrased) 'Song has a bad day, it's 9:30 at night and she has not eaten. She browses through the cupboards for food. There is no food except that which goes in bowls. Elanya used the last bowl. 'Song finds a small styrofoam bowl. 'Song pours cereal and hurts wrist. 'Song goes to look for spoon. Can't find metal spoon. Finds box of plastic utensils. All that is there are forks and knives. Is about to scream.... and then 'Song realises that she is so very frustrated because she *has no spoons*. 'Song references the Spoon Theory ( and starts insane giggling. At this point, the transcriber is sure that 'Song's gone off the deep end. 'Song then declares a do-over on her birthday for the next week. 'Song bids all a goodnight and goes to bed.”

Transcribed by: zarhooie
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