TGIF a little good news and a thank you

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  1. Daniel Carter profile image65
    Daniel Carterposted 13 years ago

    Hey kiddos, after a grueling two weeks which included a proper dose of wallowing and self pity, I've decided to suck air, kick butt and enjoy Friday. I also wanted you to know that intimidated I was when I first started here, and how remarkably welcomed I have felt by all of you. Just want to rub my troll doll's hair all over each you to give you a warm and fuzzy. (Okay, I know that's weird, but it's a vivid visual...)

    So what are you doing tonight/over the weekend?

    I'm going to hit a movie, enjoy getting together with friends, maybe host a big breakfast, and start writing music to our very own Aya Katz's lyrics. We have agreed to begin collaborating together. She is SUCH A GIFTED WRITER!! (Fan her if you haven't.) LOL

    So, what are ya'all doing?

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Daniel - awesome to see you in such a positive mood. I am kickin' it myself with a glass of Pastis and wallowing in the pain of my 7th week without smoking - after 36 years I finally decided to quit.

      Have a great weekend and don't do anything I wouldn't do (which gives you a LOT of options).

      1. Ms Chievous profile image67
        Ms Chievousposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Mark that is awesome that you have quit smoking!!  I have had several loved ones quit so I know it is difficult!  Keep it up!!

      2. lrohner profile image70
        lrohnerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Wow! Great job, Mark!

    2. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      .....why do you have such as thing as a fuzzy haired troll doll is the question

      have a nice weekend though

      1. Daniel Carter profile image65
        Daniel Carterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Well, I really don't. It was just the awful visual that inspired me....

        1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
          Zsuzsy Beeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Good answer...

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            Crazdwriterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            But we know he has them hidden in a box under the bed, don't we Zsuzsy Bee? lol

            1. Daniel Carter profile image65
              Daniel Carterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              Well, I never..... [hummmmmph...]
              Ya'all er makin' me laugh. i guess I deserve that, don't I...

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      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i don't mind troll doll rubs...they are so cute! in fact, i have one wearing (scandalously) a white shirt and no pants big_smile the shirt says WHATEVER and he has fabulous neon pink hair!

      yay i'm so glad you are jazzed.

      our State fair is in town this weekend, so i am going to that...and celebrating my son's birthday and going to see the new Where The Wild Things Are movie smile

      i have to make a German Chocolate cake but i have no idea how to proceed. it is very complicated...i never made a cake with an icing made with eggs and that you had to cook. neutral

      i'm glad you're so happy smilesmilesmile

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      Janettaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lol well thank you for putting a smile on my face with that!

      Tonight, (brace yourselves kiddos) I will be hanging with my kids and doing some writing. Exciting I know! lol Gone are the days of parties and dates, but I'll feel pretty darn good if I kick some writing butt tonight!! big_smile My how priorities change... lol

    5. Lisa HW profile image61
      Lisa HWposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Glad you're feeling happier; but I hope you don't live anywhere near Massachusetts, where they're looking for a guy who tried to pick up a kid from the bus stop; and who has a troll doll hanging from his mirror.   (If you live anywhere near New England you may not want to mention troll dolls for a few months.   lol )  (Of course, I happen to have an orange-haired one standing in one of my kitchen cabinets, greeting anyone who reaches for the Tupperware.)

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    No keep the tickly troll hair away from me!!! lmao Hey daniel, you ever need to rant and rave about anything, give me a holler. I am a great lsitener who may be young at heart but my friends tell me I am wise beyond my years...weird huh? lol

    N-e-ways today I will be riding the train down to Poway to my parents so that I can dog sit and hosue sit while they are gone from Sunday to Saturday to a wedding and visiting family up the coast. Saturday I am going to be going to a bonfire, Sunday a potluck, and going to visit my old friends at the very first Preschool I wored at. (love visiting them even if I do have to get up early lol) and then no idea for the rest of the week. OH Thursday going hiking with one of my BFFs and go get Greek Food at a place called Pegasus' Cafe. then Friday my hubby is driving down and meeting him with two other friends at San Juan Capistrano. then Saturday going to a Harvest Festical with the same friends from Friday. Then drive back up to Anaheim Sunday... smile Busy busy busy.

  3. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 13 years ago

    7th week , wow I applaud you , top effort Mark smile

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      david xmanposted 13 years agoin reply to this


      1. Daniel Carter profile image65
        Daniel Carterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Hey new neighbor. Welcome. Hurry and get your profile up and a hub published so we can get to know you.


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    Poppa Bluesposted 13 years ago

    Friday night is always welcome! It's date night in the Blues home where nothing is ever planned because nothing ever goes according to plan but there's always a song in there somewhere!

  5. Ms Chievous profile image67
    Ms Chievousposted 13 years ago

    I am Glad you are going to have a good weekend.  My weekend is going to be great! I will be going to take my son to see the Wild Things Movie.. carving pumpkins and going to a Harvest party on Sunday!

    1. rebekahELLE profile image84
      rebekahELLEposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      how old is your son? I've heard to keep the young ones home. hmm
      I watched an interview with the author the other night.

      1. Ms Chievous profile image67
        Ms Chievousposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Oh no  He is young.. I tried to research it to see why it was PG but there was never any good explanation

        1. rebekahELLE profile image84
          rebekahELLEposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          you can google the movie pg rating and decide, here is the review from nyt: … where.html

          I've read the book so many times, I really want to see it.

  6. dejajolie profile image60
    dejajolieposted 13 years ago

    Hectic day for me after work I will be going to the beauty salon to get primped for a party in NY with my BF tomorrow night!

  7. rebekahELLE profile image84
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    hey, good for you daniel, and mark, congrats., you'll make it!

    tonight.. watching apocalyptica over at sons house, kick back with good food, drink.  still early afternoon here. enjoy whatever you do. smile

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    Aquaposted 13 years ago

    Aw...what a nice post! Sounds like you've got a great weekend planned! smile

  9. Daniel Carter profile image65
    Daniel Carterposted 13 years ago

    @crazd: I really don't even have a troll doll. Nor did I ever. It's just the visual, ya know.... Girl, you are bizzy, bizzy, bizzy! Hope you have tons of fun.

    @mark: Sorry for your recent down turn with all the pirating and google logistics. Hopefully we'll recover soon. Now as for this smoking thing--CONGRATS! This is huge, considering you've been at it more than a fortnight! It's wicked stuff to stop. I watched my dad and grandfather stop more than once, but they beat it in the end.

    @poppablues: I miss date nights, although there may be a few of those in my future. We'll see. I'm treading ever so lightly about the subject.... Hope yours is wonderful.

    @MsChievous: My 25 yo daughter is so excited to go see this movie. I think I might join in on that one. Looks like a bad psychadelic trip from the 60's! LOL I think I read also that it's a pretty big adventure for littler kids, and it may be scarey for them.

    @dejajolie: Girl, I don't know, but I'm having doubts about you needing to go to some salon. However, I'm sure your weekend will be fab, and hoping all good things for you and your man.

    @rebekahELLE: Apocolyptica! I've debated about seeing it because it seems overly gory. (Thanks, Mel Gibson....) But have been fascinated about the whole story. I may check it out.

  10. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 13 years ago

    Daniel, have a great weekend and thanks for the plug! I'm spending my weekend playing with Sword and Bow. Looking forward to hearing what you come up with for the songs!

  11. love my yorkies profile image59
    love my yorkiesposted 13 years ago

    Don't really have much planned for this weekend.  Will probably watch a movie or two, play with my puppies, and may get energetic and bake some cookies.

  12. jiberish profile image78
    jiberishposted 13 years ago

    Have a great week-end Daniel. I'll be finishing a painting I started 2 months ago and got distracted by writing Hubs. smile

    1. Daniel Carter profile image65
      Daniel Carterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I hope you write a hub about it, Jib!

  13. jenblacksheep profile image71
    jenblacksheepposted 13 years ago

    I've lost the ability to enjoy Fridays since I'm unemployed and one day just seems much like the next.

    I've had an interesting day (not particularly exciting though). Took one of my Nans out shopping and then she took me to lunch. Then came home, did some ironing (i suck at ironing) and then took my other nan out to her niece's for dinner. Tomorrow I am going out with my friend to see a film and then we're going out to dinner and going clubbing. Girls night out!! Then Sunday my parents are coming home from holiday so I have to make some lunch for them and spend some time with them. Fun times.

    I wish I could find someone to write music for my lyrics. Actually, if I'm wishing for things I wish I could write music for my lyrics, but every time I pick up a guitar I go blank!

    1. Daniel Carter profile image65
      Daniel Carterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Um, so jen, I heard (okay I READ) that! (You being a lyricist.) Should I expect an email? I'm too old to be a rocker, but I have rocker/songwriter kids who are in a band together. But then, I may be putting the cart before the horse. Don't know what your style is. [checks email.] Nope. Not yet.

      Have a wonderful time with fam and friends. Once you find a job, it's all over, hun. Mostly a slave to the 9 to 5 machine, or worse.

      1. Daniel Carter profile image65
        Daniel Carterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, #$%^. I just called you "hun" and I know how much you love that. Sorry, old habit from my southern roots.

        1. jenblacksheep profile image71
          jenblacksheepposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          It's ok when guys say 'hun' I don't know why. I don't mind as much. I have hubs with lyrics in (I refer to them as poems since they are musicless). The one called 'My Deadly Sin' is the only one I really care about. Ye, I want it to be kinda rocky (Nickelback kinda style) and it's written for a guy to sing (I can't sing) big_smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    hehehe Sorry Daniel I couldn't resist... smile But hey you love me anyways hehehe

  15. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 13 years ago

    I love that it is Friday!! This week was busy but good, I did well on both my Organic Chemistry and Genetics tests!  I usually don't have a "weekend" because I work two jobs and study Saturday and Sunday. But luckily I have tonight off! My boyfriend and I are going out for beers and pizza then maybe to a movie. And for the first weekend all semester I'm going to the beach Saturday and Sunday. smile Have a great weekend everyone!

  16. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    What a nice post!

    Its finally Friday, eh?  Plans for weekend, with warm weather coming back we need to get out and finish our fall yard work and dig up the garden.

    We are doing a craft show with my husbands vases next weekend, and he has made some hand made wood jewelry, so I need to get those pieces sanded down, finished and make them into actual earrings and necklaces.

    I have at least 5 articles to finish and more in my head that I need to get down on paper - so I'll do that when & if I have any alone time this weekend.

    @Mark, I wish I had your will power, great job!

    Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Stay healthy smile

  17. emievil profile image66
    emievilposted 13 years ago

    It's Saturday here but I love reading about how people plan to celebrate their Fridays and week-ends. I plan to do some work, write some hub and attend a luncheon meeting.

    @mark, congrats on your 7th week. If I decided to stop smoking, can I make you my unofficial model? smile


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