Toodles, LJ

Apr. 8th, 2017 11:40 pm
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I have been a member of Livejournal for 17 years, through six different blogs.

And as of today, I'm done. 100% done.

Here's to better things elsewhere.
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the REALLY REALLY GOOD news: the little girl pup is going to be fine. she may end up deaf, but she absolutely will not be put down. she's going back to the neurologist in 3-4 weeks, when she gets a full hearing test.

the less good, but still good news: we're definitely taking the remaining little boy. we're going to go meet everyone in a couple of weeks. the arrival home has probably been pushed back a week, which means i may have to change my vacation, but i'm fine with that if it means she'll be fine.

i seriously can't tell you all just how relieved i am right now to hear she'll be fine. she'll make someone a great pet; we just can't risk having a deaf dog. not for my first dog, not for his first doberman...and not for a watchdog or agility/Schutzhund dog. here's where the hard part comes in. we need name suggestions...both for his registered name and his "call name." Chris is leaning toward Otto, of which i'm not really a fan.

i'd like to try and work around the sire's name (Ch Triadel's Day of the Dragon). the registered name would be DenMar's _______ Dragon or DenMar's Dragon _______. [ profile] thetommydodd suggested Idris, which is Welsh and the name of a small dragon from Ivar the Engine. Chris suggested i look at books for inspiration, so i'm going to offer Idris as well as others from a series of dragon-centric books that have recently hit my "favorites" shelf.

so, here goes:

all of these are dragons from the Temeraire series of books.
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happy whatever-you-celebrate-this-time-of-year!
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after William's passing 2 weeks ago, i wasn't prepared to lose another friend so quickly.

i'm going to repost this from facebook...anything to get this out to other people. maybe someone out there feels a little tug on their heartstrings, or feels they have a little extra money to spare...who knows.

Hey guys and gals. A friend of mine, W Michael Blevins, passed on this morning. He leaves behind a beautiful eight year old daughter Brenda, who is now in the care of her grandparents. Unfortunately, he also leaves behind a stack of medical bills, burial costs, and other assorted financial problems.

We - no, *I* - would appreciate it if you could lend a helping hand in their time of loss. There are two funds:

Monetary donations for bills:
Christmas toy fund for Brenda:

Both of these funds are run by people I've known and trusted for years. Brenda just lost her dad. Help save her Christmas, okay? Even just a dollar or two...

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i wouldn't. there's too many damned laws already.
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“I know that love is unconditional but I also know it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable, and… strangely, easy to mistake for loathing. What I’m trying to say, Tristan, is, I think I love you. My heart, it feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it doesn’t belong to me anymore, it belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I’d wish for nothing in exchange. No gifts, no goods, no demonstrations of devotions. Nothing but knowing you love me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine.”

- Stardust (2007)
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apparently Levi's figured out not all women were created with the same general waist-hip ratio. if you're a curvy girl, go look.
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(This is an update from this post.)

After nearly 6 months, I recieved a box from one Jenny Heid in New Jersey.

It's the item I ordered back in January, plus two other prints. I'd say I'm happy, but I'm disappointed it took this long.

At least I have what I ordered. Thankfully. I hope she finally gets things sorted, and stops these delays (AND stops ignoring email) for her future customers.
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*EDIT*  The item arrived today, 6/21, nearly six months after ordering.  Update has been posted here

Particularly when that thief keeps carrying on like she's done nothing wrong.

There's this girl.  Her name is Jenny Heid, and she sells adorable prints.  Except, I'm not sure she ever actually follows through with those sales.  You see, back in January, I purchased one of these prints from her.

And it never arrived.  In March I emailed her through her account (which was shut down by Etsy for her unlawful behavior), and got no response.  April 1 I resent the message and spoke with her boyfriend, Aaron Nieradka.  He claimed she was dealing with a family emergency (which I already knew, thanks to the feedback she'd been getting on Etsy), and shipping had been delayed.  He claimed he would send my item out "within the next two days," and I felt that fair.  I was also promised a second item for my troubles.  That sounded acceptable to me.

SO, I waited.  And waited.  And waited.  I finally sent another message near the end of April, asking for a tracking number.  Somehow, "Aaron" (I'm not sure if it WAS Aaron or if it was Jenny) sent another email, saying he had the item marked as shipped but couldn't find the tracking information.  I also read more of her Etsy feedback, and knew she was going to screw me over.  At this point, I was annoyed, and contacted Etsy for a Notification of Non-Delivery.  By now I was well past Paypal's limit for refunds, which angered me further.

I heard from Aaron twice that day.  I haven't heard back since.  I've sent messages to her email (, her Facebook account, and her Blogspot account with no response.  I contacted Etsy for a follow-up, and they shut her site down.  I was moderately satisfied, but I knew she was still selling through Blogspot.  I was simmering on that for awhile, until a friend found her new account on, and I'm back to being furious.

She even claims she left Etsy due to their fees, which I know is bunk.  When Etsy staffers tell you they've shut down a site due to unlawful activity, they're generally not lying.

Now, I'm angry.  The item I purchased should be in my hands, OR I should have a full refund.  Stealing is bad, Jenny...Stealing is very, very bad.  You're significantly older than me, and shouldn't be pulling this crap.

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i hate when people steal from me. i hate it even more when they're pretty bad at lying about it.
falnfenix: (ATTENTION!)
Jenna, a friend of a friend of a friend has gone missing here in Maryland. she's from AA county, but if anyone knows where she is, please contact the appropriate people.

more information can be found here.
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SisterSpace will be happening September 10-12 this year in Darlington. I know this is super-mega-early notice, but i'm putting it out there so everyone has this information ASAP. I'm camping in a tent, and we'll be in the rowdy section again I'm sure. If we get another downpour, I'm getting very, very large tarps to put over my tent and the pop-up awning i'm bringing with me. I'll have lots of snacks and some drinks, as well. Won't you come? I'll probably be taking off Thursday-Monday again, since that gave me plenty of time to get set up and break down my stuff to come home - this is an option if you volunteer. If you're attending without the extra volunteering time, you can show up anytime Friday and leave Sunday afternoon/early evening.

As a reminder, they do have cabins, and those cabins have electricity. Some folks bring a small DVD player and screen for late evening entertainment. Personally? I wouldn't go this route. There's too much else to do without bringing the electronics.
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my friend is in need of assistance. her mother- and sister-in-law are heading to NYC in April. they may be sticking to Midtown. i know they want to go see a Broadway show - got any tips on cheap tickets?

also, they're insisting on getting hot dogs from a street vendor. would it be safe to stick to the carts in Midtown, or is that dangerous?

any other tips would be appreciated. she'll be checking this post for input. :)
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He who dares not offend cannot be honest.
— Thomas Paine
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falnfenix: (ATTENTION!)
i'm going to be placing a hefty order with - they're local to PA and do lots of lovely heirloom varieties.

i intend to place this order either in the beginning of October or the beginning of November.

if *anyone* wants to get in on this order to save shipping, please let me know ASAP.
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