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Re: SplitEnz Vancouver show what year?

Flicker ·
The booklet that comes with the Split Enz box set does have a partial (incomplete) listing of their tour dates in Canada and elsewhere, but I don't see a mention of a concert at the Kerridale Arena.
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Re: Who's going to the Vancouver show

boarderGurl ·
Hi Kathleen! lol....you know I don't think I own a SINGLE set of lapels! I'm a t-shirt/sweatshirt kinda girl!! (unless I'm at work, then I'm all business-like. ugh) BUT...I can ALSO be identified by my GoreTex! I have a burgundy and black North Face one, so if it's raining, that's what I'll be wearing! But the carnation thing should work just fine. Or, we could just stand around like limo drivers at the airport with cardboard signs that say FRENZ. hehehehe. Sounds like a good idea to scout...
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Re: Neil Show in Detroit

Guest ·
Hello! I'm another forum newbie and a longtime Finn fan. I was lucky enough to catch the Detroit concert as well. I've been dying to see Neil live since 1986, but bad timing, bad kharma and bad luck have foiled me along the way. But it happened at last! The show was incredible! Well worth the long, cold wait out on the street. Edveddmfc, I must have been right behind you because I was in the second row dead-center with the mic. And there was Neil Finn not seven feet away. Neil Finn! After...
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Re: Chicago Vic Set list/ review

grace0418 ·
Great reviews! Sue it was so nice to finally meet you! I'm sorry we couldn't get Neil to notice your package! We yelled and yelled for him to look. Chigirl, was that you dancing you a** off right behind Natalie? I was one person off the stage, almost directly in front of Shon. Fortunately we didn't hear the complainers, and the obnoxious Old 97s fans were far enough away. I'm sorry you had to deal with that. The only thing Joan heard was some young boys behind us mocking all the Neil Finn...
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Re: Attention OSCARS BUFFS!!!!!

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
What a horrible year for the Oscars. Most of these nomiations are for movies all about Gloom and Doom, and I can't help but think of this as an echo of the American climate: "the year of the middle-aged, white conservative voter." Steve Martin will be the only reason to watch the show, and the critics will come down very hard on him because so much of his humor is "too high concept" (not dumbed down enough). Oscarus Annus Horribilus...Par example: Best actor: Jack Nicholson, and four...
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Re: Neil Show in Detroit

goddessothestax ·
Finally getting a chance to post my comment on this show. (I promised Valerie!) All I can say is that it was well worth the wait. Both the wait in the cold and the wait since Neil PROMISED he'd come back to Detroit back when he played Clutch Cargos in support of "Try Whistling This". I agree that the impromptu "Where have all the Gods gone" song from Neil was inspired. I loved it. Proves once again what a genius he is. I had two airplanes go afoul, but he played both songs anyway. And many...
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Re: Black and Blue and Read all over

pharmgirl ·
(The emoticon at the top of my post resembles me-the-bookworm before I had LASIK surgery... ) Where to start? I have rather diverse tastes, so be prepared for a mixed bag... I love any and all Jane Austen (especially "P&P," although the satire of "Northanger Abbey" amuses me too). Along the lines of modern classic novels, I really liked "The Hours" (an easy read) and "Memoirs of a Geisha." Historical novels are another fave ("Gone With The Wind," "Cold Mountain," "Forever Amber," etc...
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Re: Who's going to the Vancouver show

Teabag ·
(Decloaking) Hi forum Frenz, just wanted to point out a potential "waiting on the wrong corner" situation regarding Starbucks and London Drugs locations. Here's some info for locals and out of towners that I hope helps and doesn't confuse. (Attn Treegrrl) I'm not sure if there is a Starbucks next to London Drugs, but what I do know is that London drugs is at Granville and Georgia st which is another blk north of Robson st. The Commodore is at 868 Granville St between Smithe st and Robson St.
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Re: Black and Blue and Read all over

DistantSun ·
Phillip Pullman- Dark Materials Trilogy Harry Potter for grown ups.... though it was written for children...? Excellent- set in several different worlds, though not sci-fi....I don't want to give anything away, just read these books! A lot of talk of Dust...which reminds me that I want to write to the author, suggesting considering using (my favorite CH song) Distant Sun as the title song if the trilogy is made into a movie
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Re: songs I should hear

kia kaha ·
Um... you should certainly seek out the album "Finn" which is songs by both Tim and Neil. Try www.hmv.com (as recommended by fanclub president, Peter Green) And I take it you are familiar with the Crowded House and Split Enz back catalogues? (Oh and of course Tim's several solo albums!) If not, try typing each of those artist names into the HMV search engine and... welcome to a world of truly FABULOUS disovery, and DIVINE music! When I was first discovering the music of the Enz and Crowded...
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Re: Sixpence None the Richer cover DDIO

wuntie ·
Sadly, I have to agree with the majority of the posts here and give "The Helium Version" of DDIO a big two thumbs down. It is getting a great deal of airplay here in Ontario and is very popular with the teenybopper set, who will probably never know (or care) that it's a cover. Their rendition of "There She Goes" was a musical pap smear as well. Is nothing sacred?
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Re: Vinyl fans

stepinmyshoes ·
LOL thanks for the link melmo! but i think ill wait till they inevitably pop up in Smash City or Loony Tunes where i got the other ones (as well as Tim self titled) for FIVE DOLLARS EACH i would highly recommend for anyone who hasn't had it, the experience of listening to your favorite album, on vinyl, on a nice speaker system or a good set of cans. if for no other reason than to formulate a standing in the digital vs. analog argument.
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Re: portland show

annefrancis ·
Hey everybody! Joanna and I are posting as one, after we have just seen both the Portland and Seattle shows. To add to Jamesina's excellent post recapping the Portland show, a few more tid bits to share with everyone: - Neil read an airplane from our boardergurl herself regarding baby names and he recommended the name "Maisy" if it is a girl... - Neil had fun with a small stuffed lamb that Joanna gave him (her last name is Lamb, thus the connection). The lamb wore a laminated sign readin...
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Re: Vancouver show!!

Teabag ·
Hi Frenz, well I too was unable to say hello to the red carnation bunch (too busy doing my job and didn't see them, where were you all?). I hope everybody who came enjoyed both the show and venue. Here, from my notes is the set list and show moments. Please feel free to add and correct Now We're Getting Somewhere King Tide Locked out Anytime (with Rhett Miller) Intro Lisa and Sharon Last to Know (all sit down during violin solo) Neil introduces Lisa - the cat's recovering etc To Dream Lisa's...
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Re: Neil's whereabouts...

Martine ·
After the Vancouver show, some of us kind of migrated to the back door of the venue which was in a back alley with really stinky dumpsters and a few people who may call it home. The bus wasn't there, so we went around the block and found the bus with a u-haul connected to it. We figured that perhaps they were going to pull it round into the alley in awhile. So, some of us stayed by the bus and some went back into the back alley. Shortly, those of us at the bus went back and joined the hardy...
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Re: Gentle Hum, Tme on Earth

Desirous ·
Seems to me that, in Vancouver, he gave us Gentle Hum almost as an after-thought, although it was on the printed set list. Wasn't he on his way off stage and then said something about the "people at Nettwerk..."? Wouldn't that indicate a future recording?
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Re: Vancouver show!!

Sweet Secret Peace ·
Me too, me too!! I was right behind Gen... when he mentioned the cookies I hollered out (obnoxiously, of course) "Oh! Pinahead's cookies!" and he looked over our way and said something like "Ah, so you're trying to take credit for them, are you?" And I said "NO, but we'll tell her you got them!!!" ... etc. I was so happy for you, Pinahead, as you seemed disappointed that your cookies hadn't gotten noticed in Seattle... Well, it turns out that they were very much appreciated after all, and...
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Re: Vancouver show!!

Lester Lives ·
Why Shakespeare, I like you more already! (it's a tenor uke) Martine, you've got it right about the song. Neil also went on to immediately forget the line again, and that's when we all piped in and set him straight!
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Re: Bad concert pairings...

kia kaha ·
There's one I particularly recall from my teenage years, which I thought was pretty terrible pairing. But it probably won't make any sense to someone who doesn't remember the late-80's music scene in Australia... (oh well, here goes) (the legendary) Boom Crash Opera opening for (idol flash in the pans) 1927 I forget who'd dragged me along to this show, but after BCO, 1927 just shouldn't have bothered! In fact, both my friend and I were agreeing afterward that the main act was a letdown after...
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Re: portland show

boarderGurl ·
Wow.....everybody's done such a great job of reviews!!! Looks like most folks are reviewing both the Portland AND Seattle shows here, so I guess I'll do the same! Nice work on the set-list and description of events, Jamie! Amy....I've still got a pic of where Neil signed your arm!! Catherine......what can I say: best vacation EVER!! I'd really like to thank Anne and Joanna.....they were with me when I thought up the idea to ask Neil for a baby name on my first-ever paper airplane! I might...
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Re: Need Your Finn Stories, Please

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Many thanks to the people who have replied so far. I am now working on what I feel to be eight pretty compelling chapters on everything from mental illness, to drug addiction, to marriage, to coming of age and finding yourself. However, eight chapters does not a book make...is there anyone else out there who has a story for me? Or knows of a story from someone they could put me in touch with? I realized later that the examples I listed in my original post are pretty extreme ones. I am not...
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Re: portland show

pinahead ·
I was waiting to review the Seattle show, mainly because I didn't have a set-list and I was hoping others would produce one... But all I can do is say "YEAH! What Sweet Secret Peace and Boardergurl said!" Catherine--thank you for that transcription of Neil's version of Skin... I'm glad someone was taking notes. And that home-made chocolate... was Jackie the source of that airplane-shaped (I think?) chocolate thingy on a stick that Neil picked up? It would figure if it was... And I, too, had...
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Re: Farewell, Mister Rogers

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Yep. Tough, tough day to live in Pittsburgh. If you were a kid in America, in the early 70's, you HAD to know who Mr. Rogers was. Friendly man in a famailiar red sweater and sneakers who always sang songs to you about how special you are, let you help him feed his fish, and always made sure things were in their proper place. I've never seen anyone encourage creativity the way this man did. I am absolutely sad. I never thought I'd cry, but I am. The car story J mentioned is also my favorite...
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Re: Idle Computer Question

pfellah ·
Sounds like one of those programs you loaded ships with modem connection as its default. So whenever it's being run, it tries to dial the modem. And if it's a program that's set to boot on start, it'll do it every time. I'd check the toolbar at the bottom of the screen and see what applications are running. Try shutting down certain ones and see if that stops it -- obviously, focus on ones that might have a network component (like, say, an Instant Messenger program) first. Jason
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Re: job search

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Here's an idea I have, because it worked for me. Figure out which radio station needs a part-time grunt, and supplement that with other jobs, but be AMAZING at the radio job. Then, when a FT position comes up, after you've proven yourself, APPLY. That's where a whole lot of my contacts and copywriting experience, and my award came from. (I found that once I won a Silver Microphone Award in 2000, it suddenly didn't matter to people anymore that I don't have a degree.) I'm doing a couple of...
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Re: job search

brownie ·
The job market sucks in a lot of fields right now, I think. I'm one of those "laid off after decades" people (well, 1.7 decades ) - I worked at ONE company as a research chemist for all those years and was laid off almost 2 years ago. Having all of my experience in the "wrong" industry (semiconductors/telecommunications) and being 40 at the time, no one was willing to hire me as a chemist. Frustrated, I decided to use my science background to become a patent agent and go to law school - I...
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Re: What other artists do Neil Finn fans like????

Guest ·
*posts newly updated list of favorite bands long enough to rival the great wall of china* (plus new additions - i think this one's fairly comprehensive) mwahahahahah*coughhack* in no pertickyuler order: radiohead (hoping to catch them on tour this summer!) bjork dj shadow cinematic orchestra boards of canada sigur ros mark eitzel arab strap cornershop (dig their version of "norwegian wood") beck bebel/astrud gilberto american music club dismemberment plan busy signals disco inferno the...
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Re: Opinion on NF/CH listener demographics?

shakespeare ·
I am 35 (and currently writing some of my best tragedies if I do say so myself). I got into Split Enz around "True Colours" and I remember it being this really raunchy dangerous album! It seems so tame now. But it was certainly younger music, made by younger people, for younger people still. Split Enz and CH were always HUGE in Canada. But the crowds at the shows are growing up with the lads. That makes sense. Look, when your thirteen year old kid pops up to play drums on a tune, you're...
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Re: Opinion on NF/CH listener demographics?

4streegrrl ·
Hmmmm, interesting. When I saw CH in Montreal in 1991 (at the tender age of 21 - ah, those were the days), Richard Thompson was opening. I didn't have a clue who he was, but quite enjoyed the music. However, I remember there being a couple of 40+ year-old men sitting in front of me (wearing berets...they must have been French ). They were talking away, drinking their scotches, about how they were there to see RT, how they had no idea who CH were and did not plan to stick around to find out.
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Re: Opinion on NF/CH listener demographics?

SueBee ·
Ah yes, RT opening for CH... there is a story that at one show Neil was chatting between songs and paused. Paul asked him what he thinking. (I am paraphrasing to the best of my 40+ memory's ability) and Neil said that he wondered if it was the right time to "slag off the dickhead who yelled for us during Richard's set".
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Re: Researching My Welsh Heritage

paimaopi ·
How wonderful to read all of your posts! Thank you for responding. That's funny, Sam and Tina, that you mention the stay-at-home feeling relative to folks from Wales. Perhaps that's why I've always been such a home-body. It took a big deal of negotiating for me to leave my childhood home for good, and since I have I've often noticed a strong pull to stay in the immediate area of whatever new home I've set up. Perhaps I come by that honestly! Sam, thanks for your offer to send me something...
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Re: Attention OSCARS BUFFS!!!!!

kia kaha ·
Unfortunately, yes. It's seen as fashionable for girls/women to act as she does, amongst the milieu she grew up in (upper-middle-class Sydney) and undeniably amongst the Hollywood set. No, I'm not being catty (I think Nicole deserved the award, she's certainly developed as an actress)... just offering my observations as an Australian who has befriended some of these Sydney richy types... usually to my regret. The joke in Sydney seems to be always about the "westies", aka those from the...
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Re: Secret God at Starbucks

Lester Lives ·
Don't Dream its Over is on every mall musak set in Vancouver now I think. It certainly perks me up to hear it (I don't enjoy shopping). I'll say hey that's Neil! And nobody will know who I'm talking about.....but that's okay.
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Re: April Fools

Mlee ·
I love April Fools Day! It's so much fun! This may not apply to you and your friend, but I'll tell it anyway. My freshman year on April Fools day, I went into my best friends dorm room (she always kept it unlocked) and turned everything completely upside down and backwards. I remade the bed to where it was facing the opposite way, turned the chairs over, changed the time on the alarm clock, rearranged stuff on the desk, switched her and her roomates closets, turned the paintings and picture...
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Re: Attention OSCARS BUFFS!!!!!

dr hfuhruhurr ·
i think i would have had a lot more respect for those celebrities and their sincerity if they followed the example set by marlon brando 30 years ago and made their point by getting up on stage and simply refusing their awards. (in fact marlon didn't even bother going that year and got a native american to refuse it for him if i remember correctly, as he was protesting about hollywoods treatment of native americans).
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Re: Attention OSCARS BUFFS!!!!!

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Queen Latifah absolutely deserved that award (she stole the show), but they set her up to lose by who they put her up against (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore an Kathy Bates...). That's why in my picks, I voted for CZJ. My preference was absolutely QL. QL getting nominated was not just a victory for women of color (she was the only black person nominated this year), but in my mind, a bigger victory for voluptuous women. FOR A CHANGE, they took a larger woman and made her...
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Re: The Finns and the Reid Brothers

dr hfuhruhurr ·
yeah i'm a fan too. i last saw them live almost two years ago in newcastle when they did a fantastic, storming set (no surprises there then). my faves are 'there's a touch', 'sunshine on leith' and 'let's get married'. don't know about cross covering though. on the surface they have very different styles don't they.
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Re: ancient songs that still sound great.....

Paul_G ·
10 ancient songs that still sound great to me (I'm younger than all of them...) 1. Black Sabbath "Paranoid" 2. ? and the Mysterians "96 Tears" 3. Big Boppper "Chantilly Lace" 4. Badfinger "Day After Day" 5. Elvis Presley "Edge Of Reality" 6. Buddy Holly and the Crickets "I'm Gonna Love You Too" 7. ZZ Top "La Grange" 8. Rolling Stones "Little Red Rooster" 9. Tee Set "Ma Belle Ami" 10. The Nice "America" 10a. Fleetwood Mac "Oh Well" 10b. Del Shannon "Runaway" 10c. Lovin' Spoonful "Summer In...
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Re: Glastonbury Blues...

SueBee ·
I don't know about what happens in England, but here in the states there are a few things that happen that will cause tickets to become available for a sold out show: Credit card orders that dont get approved get put back into the system a few days before the show- always. I have gotten great seats this way to shows that were "sold out". The band/label/ management/ venue held more tickets than they needed and returned them to the system. Usually day of show only and available at box office...
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Re: try HTMLing this :)

Guest ·
Ah nice! And good points. No I don't think I can control the target of the links, but I will ask that in my open forum posting with the software company. As for the border around the table, that's probably me. I set it to only take up 95% of where it's put. I'll go change that to 100% and we'll see if that helps. Thanks!
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Re: The Haka

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
I have lectured to two schools and two church groups about the Maori and New Zealand. I have a lot more fun lecturing to the kids, because instead of showing my video or photos, I take a black lipstick and demonstrate the Maori tattoos on my son's face, and they laugh their little butts off. I show how the tattoos are all sybolic of different things, with every design meaning something different. I'll start with the hei matau, or the fish hook...and I'll explain the symbolism of that both...
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Re: Tarot, Palmistry, Astrology etc....

jenn ·
I love Tarot cards. I have a set that is based on Greek Mythology, but I only do readings for myself. I don't know the cards that well to read them for others. And I would say that I use them more like Silke. I use them to look at a situation in a different way. Part of the reason that Tarot cards ring true is the fact that humans go through very similar journeys in their life. I have had a couple readings though that were freakily accurate! I also love reading my horoscope. It's funny...
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Re: Domestic niggles...............

grace0418 ·
Oh yes, we have a cat with the feline version of Down's Syndrome, so that problem occured more than once. Our solution is that the cats are just not allowed in the bathrooms. It's better anyway because cat hair mixed with steam from the shower is a B**CH to clean up. Not to mention the dirty paw prints on everything. Oh, and how could I forget the time I startled Frankie sleeping behind the shower curtain by turning on the shower and he slipped in his mad dash to remove himself from the...
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Re: Worse thing to say on a date?

Betty ·
"All you need is a big rare T-Bone steak to set you straight."
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Re: Finn's @ Tabac night one.

SplitHouse ·
Hi All, I was at the Tabac gig last night as well. I'm not super hot at writing reviews but it was such a fantastic night. I loved that the guys were confident enough to only play the new songs, they just fitted together superbly. Did anyone mention that Neil and Tim discussed this web chat?? Evidently Tim's never had a look but Neils an avid reader of Peters' diary website and he also mentioned this chatroom too!! I didn't see Eddie there, but wasn't looking either. Marie was up close to...
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Re: Finn's @ Tabac night three

David Goldsmith ·
I attended both the first and the third shows and they were very satisfying. Last night was not as energectic but there was more emotional impact. Tim, in particular, gave stirring performances on "Luckiest Man Alive" (again, to the obvious enjoyment of his wife) and "Won't Give In" - which he introduced as a "wedding song". There was a lovely moment when the lights were turned out for "Disembodied voices". Overall , it was the same 16 songs, which Neil commented on as "16 songs in 10 days,...
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Re: Dealing with demons........

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
for once, i'm finding my stuff too painful to even write down. also, it feels like if i write everything i'm upset about, seeing it on a page will make it that much more real, that much more "decided" and "set in stone." usually i do write. like crazy. but since my birthday, NOTHING. so i'd be happy to hear other ideas. part of it is, i'm unclear about at what point are you just "having a rough time" as opposed to things being unmanageable, and you're just screwed, and need help. [i WILL NOT...
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Re: Dealing with demons........

tonguetied ·
That's a toughie Heidi...it is hard seeing stuff written down, this afternoon felt good though although the stuff I was writing wasn't all nice it was stuff I was refusing to face. Tomorrow is a bad anniversary for me and I think it has exaggerated a lot of my insecurities, they wriggle their way to the surface and cause mayhem. I will not pry into why you feel so down. When does it change from a rough time into an unmanagable one? Well I would say when you just can't seem to function...
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Re: Crisis of confidence

caledonia girl ·
Hi Guys, thanks for your replies it's really nice to get the support. I took your advice and have set up an appointment with my local Enterprise Trust, that's on Thursday morning so I'll keep you posted.
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Re: Wish Me Luck on Job Interview

jane ·
Thanks you guys! I really felt the vibe: The interview went well and there's some other possibilities. I'm gonna ride this wave of good thoughts as far as it'll take me!! Thanks for the advice to "look smart"! One of my interviewers was in a tie and the other was business casual, so that was the right idea to not out-cas them. Although I was a little warm in the lined suit jacket, with the pantyhose & all. And it being more than 100 degrees. And having to wait outside the locked senior...
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