May 6th, 2004


Those Pesky Mosquitoes

Funny for the day -- while I was talking to the janitor. Her super good-looking daughter, Lisa, (mother of three) got a super good job offer. Super good company. Super good pay. They'd pay for her to get her master's.

"She's the kind that people stare at when she walks into the room."

I said, "Was the interviewer DROOLING?" (We understand each other just great. She's a real cool lady.)

She then confessed that she was afraid the offer was "too" good. She said that her daughter worked HARD for her grades, but felt stuff like this happened for her because of her looks (which was in response to something I'd said on that topic...)

Then she tells me about the BREAST IMPLANT surgery the daughter had between children two and three. She went to a C cup size, which was a bit over the top, according to her mother, who felt a B would suit her built better. (She was FLAT after child #2, reports her loving parental unit, in that type of honesty they all seem to possess in describing their children's failings honestly.)

So Lisa goes to talk to the doctor, who is not really in favor of it. He tells her, "Flat is 'in' right now."

"Flat, yes, but TWO MOSQUITO BITES? NO!"

She got her surgery.

Research Findings from APA -- Personality Disorders

Writes a friend in relationship trouble:

"Whew! Now I know what's wrong!"

I'm sitting here wondering which of them is supposed to have WHAT PD... Am I dense? I need to think more about this.

Two of my lj friends set out on life-affecting moves last year. Both are still in sync, but in opposite directions. One got a ring and a trip to the altar is in the offing.

The other is moving back.

Two other lj'ers went to a privately held "meet up" and are now in wedding mode...

Two of my personal friends are also in sync. Both lost jobs, loves, homes in lock step, states apart.

If I knew more about those disorders, if I knew what they "looked like" in living people instead of psychological terms, maybe the stuttering attempts at advice I give would be more healing or helpful.

Hopefully, just being a good ear will help. I always have that to offer, at least.

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I blanked out on how to cut text. Sorry it took me so long to find where it is on lj...