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2007-04-11 9:11 AM

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on the heals of resurrection...i like that.

so, the doc martens, new tattoo, and bleaching my hair...not to mention all the adam ant, cocteau twins, bauhaus, and minutemen on my nano can only mean one thing...

REGRESSION

funnt thing is, this time around it feels more like a vacation - integrating the elements of various stages of my teens and twenties, but coming away only with a glow - the happy moments, joys, and things that felt good. this little vacation is to a place where i was once depressed, severely so. this time, i'm looking back with no clove cigarettes, no a$$ hole boyfriends, no peer group...just me revisiting ME and loving the view. while looking at the new colors of manic panic on a website this morning, i realized i probably won't go THAT far...but i'm having fun while it lasts.

so, i guess i believe regression and integration of self is a needed step in the progression of self. then again, maybe i just need to grow up.

thoughts?



2007-04-11 9:14 AM
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i should mention that i've also been very big into reinvention of self. this is different. i feel like somehow i am not shedding my old skin in favor of a new one, but putting on a pair of comfortable old levis over my now stronger, more balanced legs. i don't want to shed my mama-self, or triathlete-self...not in the least...but feel like the toast is landing butter site up. is anyone following me at all????

okay, trainer time...would love to read stories when i get back.
2007-04-11 9:17 AM
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So you are probably hip to de-volution? If I see you singing "whip it" then I will know. There is nothing wrong with  stripping away. We have a tendency to accumulate unnecessary things both materially and otherwise. It is good to have  a "yard sale" so to speak and get rid of the unnecessary.

Do you ever fast? Dumb question for a triathlete , I know, but taking even a day to limit and re-define can work wonders.

 

2007-04-11 9:19 AM
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In my case, it's not as much regression as it is arrested development. Can't go back to someplace you never left.

Cool

2007-04-11 9:24 AM
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yard sale

i have in the past, but not so much recently. something to think of for a rest day, maybe.

and i LOVE that song. i have been walking around singing 'strip' though.
2007-04-11 9:26 AM
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molto veloce mama
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that's why i love you.


2007-04-11 9:28 AM
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autumn - 2007-04-11 10:11 AM  no a$$ hole boyfriends, 

If you change your mind about the @sshole boyfirend, maybe I can help out.

2007-04-11 9:32 AM
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I liked the red hair strawberry blonde hair.
2007-04-11 9:38 AM
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don't worry, it won't stay this color forever. i am a master at negotiating the spectrum of blondness (in both ways that would imply). being blonde is like reclaiming pink. superficial, yes, but symbolic. i neglected my brain in jr. high in favor of being 'pretty' and having the boys like me (which was harder to do being smarter than they were). i still fall into patterns of not presenting myself as i should. when i hear blonde jokes, i laugh too...but on some level it makes me feel very sad inside. we teach women to be objects, to be lusty and full bosomed, and leggy. to look good in a push up bra while (pretending) to read the newspaper...and then slam them down for not being well read.

okay, now REALLY...i need to get on the trainer.
2007-04-11 9:41 AM
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autumn - 2007-04-11 9:38 AM don't worry, it won't stay this color forever. i am a master at negotiating the spectrum of blondness (in both ways that would imply). being blonde is like reclaiming pink. superficial, yes, but symbolic. i neglected my brain in jr. high in favor of being 'pretty' and having the boys like me (which was harder to do being smarter than they were). i still fall into patterns of not presenting myself as i should. when i hear blonde jokes, i laugh too...but on some level it makes me feel very sad inside. we teach women to be objects, to be lusty and full bosomed, and leggy. to look good in a push up bra while (pretending) to read the newspaper...and then slam them down for not being well read. okay, now REALLY...i need to get on the trainer.

Hmm.  Me dumber than you are, but you seem OK. I like wife and she real smart.

2007-04-11 9:50 AM
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well, duh.


2007-04-11 9:57 AM
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autumn - 2007-04-11 9:38 AM

we teach women to be objects, to be lusty and full bosomed, and leggy. to look good in a push up bra while (pretending) to read the newspaper...

To all that nonsense I say, whatever. Women who're confident, smart, witty, fun-loving, and in posession of a sense of humor will ALWAYS be sexy in my book.

Regress on, Autumn. Regress on. I'm guessing Bill's loving it.  

2007-04-11 10:25 AM
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This thread makes me want to go and MP3 my Sisters of Mercy CDs.  Don't ask me how I still have them.  They seem to be the only thing that survived my 20's.  On a side note.  I like to touch base with my former self every so often.  That former self is what made the person you see before you today.  Time to go and listen to Ned's Atomic Dustbin and The Cure.  Or maybe some Oingo Boingo and Erasure.
2007-04-11 10:37 AM
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the bear - 2007-04-11 6:19 AM

In my case, it's not as much regression as it is arrested development. Can't go back to someplace you never left.

Cool



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2007-04-11 12:05 PM
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Your new hair is beautiful.

2007-04-11 2:43 PM
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C-Ray - 2007-04-11 10:25 AM This thread makes me want to go and MP3 my Sisters of Mercy CDs.  Don't ask me how I still have them.  They seem to be the only thing that survived my 20's.  On a side note.  I like to touch base with my former self every so often.  That former self is what made the person you see before you today.  Time to go and listen to Ned's Atomic Dustbin and The Cure.  Or maybe some Oingo Boingo and Erasure.

OMG!  Erasure was the coolest!  I will have to find my CD!



2007-04-11 3:51 PM
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Your new hair is beautiful...your eyebrows too...did you have them done?

I think we are all still pieces of all that we have been. I am in charge of my 20th reunion this summer (high school) and I am addressing invitations today. We had a smallish class, but I can remember so many of them very fondly. I still feel very much the same in a lot of ways that I did then. Then there are some things that are totally different...but still part of me.

So the clove smoking girl never really left ya, she just hasn't been right there the last decade or so.

I better stop blabbing b/c I am making no sense.

2007-04-12 9:23 AM
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The hair looks great!

I love it when "pieces" of the old me pokes through the old me (I love the play on words )  Just ask my biking buddies when I get that sh**ty grin on my face and put the hammer down!  It's not regression but progression.

2007-04-12 9:27 AM
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autumn - 2007-04-11 10:14 AMis anyone following me at all????

Yeah...I get it. To me, it's about layering the best things from your past on top of the best things of your present. It makes a pretty tasty sandwich, I think. For me, it's shaggy blonde hair, ink, my guitar, Talking Heads and being as close to as fast as I was when I was younger as possible.

Next, I need to get a surfboard. Oh how I miss that.



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2007-04-12 1:15 PM
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Speaking of regression,

I found this the other day.....(circa 1989)..... My, how things change.





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