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An all LJ lunch...of the Robots - Sing With Me If It's Just For Today...
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An all LJ lunch...of the Robots
Marc, my friend of many years better know here as explosivo, and Jeff went to lunch today with Sean and Vinnie, both LJers. Marc is the one who introduced me to LJ and I cannot thank him enough. After a year of therapy and group counseling, being able to write here has proved the most effective relief I have found in the last fourteen months.

I have only met two other people from this community. One LJer no longer posts on here and the less said, the better. The other is Mark, prowler323, who is clever, smart, great looking and continues to threaten to play hearts some night with me and his buddies. I look forward to it because I haven't kicked anyone's ass in hearts for a long time.

I am always a little hesitant to meet someone who knows so much about me before we actually are face-to-face and since my posts skew toward emotionally naked, it's tricky. Those on my friends list tend to know more about me than friends I have known for years in odd, tangential ways. Yesterday's entry, as an example, was something I never told anyone about except Billy.

But Sean and Vinnie were so easy to be around, and Marc and Jeff already good friends of mine, it was a really fun lunch. We talked movies, music and TV. My Triple Crown of knowledge. I was even able to spoil the endings for some film and television Sean and Vinnie have yet to see.

It was great to meet new people with no agenda in play. And it's always great to see Marc who has known me more than half my life. I liked seeing Marc and Jeff together. And Vinnie, what's your LJ name? I couldn't remember looking through Sean's list.

Maybe next time I can lure the four of you down to the beach where art meets crime, and the coastal fog cuts down on the squinting.

Tonight promises a lot of Bob cuddling and TV.

Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: I Feel So Numb - Rob Zombie

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guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: March 29th, 2003 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
There was liberation in writing yesterday's entry and today the air feels a little lighter. It isn't that particular event necessarily. That episode was one of many in a weird childhood. It was its long range impact that I needed to expose. The second "Writers block" will be even more difficult to write because I have no one to blame other than myself.

I now believe I have met the sum total of LJ friends on my list who live in Los Angeles. I did speak with another LJer on the phone today who ruralrob suggested I contact. It was horribly terrific. He is the only person I have ever spoken to who had the exact same thing happen to him and his lover. Loss. Shock. Discovery. It is the last one that raises the bar of pain. We cried together and shared stories and cried some more.

LJ is an unique experience. It transcends the usual pointless patter found on the internet. I have grown to truly care about a few on here and I would love to meet them. My LJ tour would start in Louisiana to hug Steve, then onto the outskirts of Baltimore to meet Joe for an impassioned conversation over dinner. I would jump in the car toward Michigan, pick you and the Mont up, and drive us all up to Nanookville for a taste of the country life. I think Rob and Meirion could find us a couple of rooms, don't you?
ruralrob From: ruralrob Date: March 29th, 2003 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
You all would be so welcome here - and Baxter and Bailey would lick you to pieces!
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: March 29th, 2003 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Baxter and Bailey would lick you to pieces!

But only if we put the peanut butter in the right places....
wonderboynj From: wonderboynj Date: March 29th, 2003 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, Im not on the list of LJers you want to meet?

; )
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: March 30th, 2003 10:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I think while I was in Michigan, I'd come by and smack your ass and give you a hug.
From: pit6steve Date: March 30th, 2003 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)
WOW...thanks for starting your trip in Louisiana. However, I hope you have room in your Explorer for when you make your "run for the border". Personally I think ruralrob and emjaybaxter should hold a small LJ party so we can experience their ways of life. After all...they do live in another country...rofl
ruralrob From: ruralrob Date: March 30th, 2003 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)
An LJ party you say? No problem. I'm sure we can find space in our igloo for all of you.
From: inkprincess Date: March 30th, 2003 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
you haven't met me yet, i'm in LA. :)
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: March 30th, 2003 09:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh shit! You're right! Note to self: I must go to a Kings game sometime cause I wanna meet Kris! I guess I just figured you're so busy juggling Megan+Chris+New Baby that you probably have limited time. But if you and Megan are ever in the mood for some lunch, let me know. My treat : )
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: March 29th, 2003 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
It also occurs to me, Vance, what would happen if a young boy handed in a similar essay in today's climate? He would be expelled or hospitalized or perhaps even jailed. Back then, pre-Columbine, Mr. Buske just thought it was an unexpectedly long response to his simple homework assignment.
ruralrob From: ruralrob Date: March 29th, 2003 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Interesting post. There are a few LJers I'd love to meet - you and drood included. Also susandennis who make me laugh a lot - and more. And you're right, we do know a lot about each other's darkest secrets don't we, and what makes each of us tick.

So next time you're within spitting distance of Nanookville, you know what to do, don't you!
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: March 29th, 2003 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Funny. I just suggested to drood that I pick him and the Mont up and head out to see you and Meirion.
ruralrob From: ruralrob Date: March 30th, 2003 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Forgot to mention another LJer who'd be a hoot to meet up with - peregrinus236 down in Texas. Great guy - plus he tap dances!
zombietruckstop From: zombietruckstop Date: March 29th, 2003 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Damn, you're fast!

So, Vinny's LJ is mtzlplck...

I was super nice meeting you! Even though we did bake our necks in the blazing sun. We should do lunch more often - I am a writer of leisure, and can usually do a schoolday lunch with some notice...Or Vin and I are always up for something in the evening...

As far as meeting LJ cult members, we've been really fortunate so far. I can't think of one we've met face to face that hasn't been at least nice. I'm sure our luck will run out someday - the law of averages dictates at least a few psychos.

And no, neither V nor I is A.) a robot or B.) the murderer... OR ARE WE?
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: March 29th, 2003 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
The law of averages is running out very fast. Be quick! Be safe! There are Robots out there and some are LJed.

I would love to go to the movies sometime with you guys, sit close enough to both of you so I could whisper the secrets that are about to appear. You didn't see "Presumed Innocent" did you? THE WIFE DID IT!
From: pit6steve Date: March 29th, 2003 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Calling It A Day

Tonight promises a lot of Bob cuddling and TV...sounds like the perfect way to settle down for the night after an afternoon of fun with your LJ friends.

THANK YOU for the most "at ease" phone call I've made in a very long time. Your honesty and direct approach to the way you handle you current life is so refreshing. I was able to get a lot off my chest, listened with ease and loving care of your love for Billy, and I've found someone who knows and understands our situation. T, I'll share and shed tears with you any day of the week.

Sleep well my new found friend.

btw...hearts and spades come in second place as my favorite card games...of course first place is poker.
ruralrob From: ruralrob Date: March 29th, 2003 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Calling It A Day

Gee - I'm so glad that worked out well! I would have felt kinda bad if it hadn't.

And as for you, my boy, you are welcome in Nanookville any time. The sooner the better, in fact. I'm sure we would get along just fine!
From: pit6steve Date: March 29th, 2003 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Calling It A Day

It worked out very well...for the both of us. I knew it would and didn't even think twice about it.

As for your invitation...I still have travel plans for heading up north (Michigan area) very shortly. They way you write about your little town has always been Heaven to me. Who knows...from Michigan, Canada is just over the border!!!
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From: pit6steve Date: March 30th, 2003 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Calling It A Day

Ted (who was born and raise in Pontiac) talked me into living in Pontiac one winter. After hiding easter eggs for his nieces and nephews in the snow we moved back to Atlanta. We went to a couple of bars in Windsor all the time.
ruralrob From: ruralrob Date: March 30th, 2003 05:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Calling It A Day

drood is right - we are a fair way from the border. But the drive is definitely worth it.
From: pit6steve Date: March 30th, 2003 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Calling It A Day

Sounds tempting!!! BTW...I love to drive.
ruralrob From: ruralrob Date: March 30th, 2003 05:01 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Calling It A Day

I read that! But you are right. We do push our dog-sleds to the limit!
among_the_stars From: among_the_stars Date: March 31st, 2003 08:16 am (UTC) (Link)
"I am always a little hesitant to meet someone who knows so much about me before we actually are face-to-face and since my posts skew toward emotionally naked, it's tricky. Those on my friends list tend to know more about me than friends I have known for years in odd, tangential ways."

I know what you mean...it's so strange, huh?
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