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Everything about this bugs the hell out of me. HOW ABOUT INSTEAD OF PAINTING COOL BOOKS ON YOUR WALL YOU, oh I don't know, READ THEM? Also, the author of that post is all about Twilight-love, so you know where I stand on that. And if you don't, welcome to Earth, try the Brie.

I have thinky thoughts about people who have books to prove their intelligence, or hipness, or whatever. Look. I make no apologies for liking Stephen King. I read what I read and yes, I have some "important books" under my belt, but I hate the mentality of "out profounding" others with their literary kewlness. The best thing about your 30s is realizing that you can like the things you like, and without irony. [<-- pay attention hipsters.] And PAINTING BOOKS on your wall instead of having books? Oh my god. In the words of Michael Scott, "I hate everything you choose to be." Lol.

ENOUGH VITRIOL, I would like to pour some sugar on you (oooh, in the name of loooove!) ethrosdemon got her affection all up in my grill yesterday and it got me to thinking about this space, too. I came here because of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fandom. I'd been a fangirl my whole life without knowing that there were others out there writing stories about things they loved, too. (I used to make cereal for Luke and Leia when I was a kid so we could "hang out" together. SHUT UP, I WAS 8.) And from a TV show about a petite blonde girl with a sarcastic mouth I made some amazing friends. Real life, hug your bones friends. Some friends are still virtual, but there's a comfort and happiness in seeing them around this place, too.

I'm not really "fannish" about much these days - I like talking about shows/other media with you all, but I'm not really doing much else. I can't remember the last time I wrote fanfic. But there's something about this space that just makes me happy. I love being a spazz here, I love it when people come play with me and are silly. I love pic spams of cats doing weird things, I love it when you are kind and thoughtful, when you share your stories with me (as long as it's not TMI, because it makes me worry about you not having a real person that you can hold and talk with) I love it when you get my humor, I REALLY love it when you don't and comment with worry, but most of all, I just love the interaction.

While I roll my eyes at people thinking I need rehab because I love a glass of wine with dinner (or fourteen mojitos, followed by my own brew made from brake fluid filtered through a loaf of bread - what?) I get that you care. That for whatever reason, these scribblings on my Big Chief Tablet here have forged a relationship of sorts.

But mostly I love yer bewbs. (Even if they're Moobs, fellas. They still are fun to hold, let's not kid ourselves.)

I've been around LJ for 6 years now (oh my god, that long? And I STILL feel like a n00b.) and have made some of the most amazing friends I've ever had in my life. That's crazy! But it's true. You may not know it (some of you are going to laugh your butts off) but I have horrible self-esteem. Horrible. But it's gotten so much better since being around this space - we're such a nurturing, loving, supportive group around here, like an 18 hour bra made of kittens. :D (I'll trademark that later today.) For whatever roll of the dice the Fates gave me for a life, I've never had this kind of support and encouragement in my life before, and for that alone, I thank you.

So. I love you guys. Have a wonderful weekend.

(Psst! entrenous88! THANK YOU for my cute decoration of a puppy. I <3 heem and YOU. And let me know whenever a purple box gets to you. It took me forever to send off, I'm sorry!)

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redbrickrose
Apr. 9th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
stoney321
Apr. 9th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
♥ to YOU!!

Edited at 2010-04-09 03:31 pm (UTC)
entrenous88
Apr. 9th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
See, and here is this lovely post about fandom and LJ interactions, and LJ won't let me load the damn page for five minutes!!!! *breathes*

Yay, glad you like heeem!!! Oooh, I will for sure be on the lookout for the box of purpleosity. *gets out spyglass*

<33333
stoney321
Apr. 9th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
AHHHHH, LJ!! Quit gumming up the works!! (If it was being slowly loaded by bunnies plugging in wires, I'd be okay with that.)

BE SURE TO HAVE A FEATHERED CAP WITH YOUR SPYGLASS!! <3 <3 <3
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stoney321
Apr. 9th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
And same about you, my Anne-Girl. <3

Oooh, those "decorative" books! (Of course my mother was a huge fan of those. I never understood why we had those nasty, musty old tomes.)
arcana_j
Apr. 9th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
"I have thinky thoughts..."

God help me, I originally read that as 'kinky thoughts'.
stoney321
Apr. 9th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
LOL. I mean, I do have those, just not about the painted books. :D
stephanierb
Apr. 9th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)

I love this post. And it's awesome that you're a spazz here. It always makes my day. ♥
stoney321
Apr. 9th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
I love that you always have such happy, positive replies!! Those are my favorite. <3
a_mistletoe
Apr. 9th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
I love your boobs too. I had to wait two hours to make this comment and it's not even funny. Hah.
stoney321
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC)
My boobs aren't worthy of your love. But neither of us deserve the hot mess that was LJ on Friday, BAH! (But hearts, love and kitten bras for you!)
lynnenne
Apr. 9th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
AWWWWWWWW. I love you, Stoney! Tons and tons and tons. *squishes you til you squeak*
stoney321
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC)
Lynne, you are the best. You are sunshine made of kitten kneads and butter cream frosting spread on million dollar bills! <3
... - lynnenne - Apr. 12th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
chantal87
Apr. 9th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
I have so much love you my dear girl!

I just realized today that I have had my LJ for almost 8 years. That's nuts.
I am so glad you are in my life. Even if it is virtually. We need to make it real one of these days.
((((HUGS))))
stoney321
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
Isn't it nuts!? And didn't we meet over Spuffy and "The Jerk" quotes? That's why we love each other, there's too much awesome for us both to have alone.

And we totally need to make it real one of these days.
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stoney321
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:11 pm (UTC)
You know, Sue, I just wish you weren't such a dirty pirate hooker, I just wish that.

But secretly I don't because a) pirates are hot and 2) who doesn't like hookers? They always have spare fishnets. Also, YOU ARE AWESOME, you make delicious food and babies (both delicious, yes, that grammar of mine stands) and you ALWAYS get my references. That alone is worth its weight in GOLD DOUBLOONS.
roonilwazlib6
Apr. 9th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
I, like a large number of your followers, I imagine, found you because of your epically amazing Twilight reviews -- seriously, I lol every time and cite your arguments for people who think Twilight is "serious lit'reture." I'm mostly one of those random creepers readers who comments once in a while, but I always think about what a cool/amazing/intelligent/gorgeous/hilarious/ambitious/talented/kind person/mom/actress/lady you are and what a big heart you have -- and that someday I can be a super cool super smart mom like that. Wine is awesome, your recipes are awesome, and you are awesome.

Now that I've sounded like a super creeptastic gurl from teh interwebz, I want to say thank you for everything you bring to this wacky world of LJ. =)
stoney321
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
I LIKE CREEPERS.
Oh god, the poor, deluded people that think Twilight is literature... That makes me want to cry and then burn down the libraries....

1) your icon is CRACKING ME UP and B) I love seeing your username pop up because I always have to pronounce it and imagine poor Ron's cheap joke pen shorting out and that is loltastic. And iii) you usually comment with funny sarcasm, which is one of mmy favorite of the humors! <3
gabzilla
Apr. 9th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
The painted library seriously made my face twitch- until I saw the Infinite Jest book: ROFLTASTIC. I know of no single person who has been able to get through that book; it would make someone who has scaled Everest give up in tears. It is known as the Infinite Doorstop in my circle of friends. (The author's essays are quite enjoyable though.)

Thanks for the sugar ;) Goes to show how cool you are. I know I never post on LJ anymore, but I continue to pop in for random hilarity and great pics and drool worthy recipes, most of which come from you.. and cake wrecks. You inspire me as a mom and a creative, generous, intelligent person. Keep up the spazz!
stoney321
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
LOL, now I want to paint all of Proust's work inside my utility closet - just to show people that I'm SO kewl I don't need to display it - it's just there. WTF, artists, paint something, you know, arty.

I will happily give you more sugar! I always lol when you post, because you are funny, and I love me some funny people! (And that was very sweet, thank you.)
wickedsin
Apr. 9th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
Aww, love the warm fuzzy post

(and totally with you on the painted books. WTF?)
stoney321
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
SMOOCH!

(And seriously, LAAAAAAAAME, right?)
brunettepet
Apr. 9th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
How about just putting up bookcases and filling them with cool book? What about that for a design choice?

I really want an 18 hour bra made of hugs, but I guess that's what vacations with the mister are for!

This made me laugh: ...my own brew made from brake fluid filtered through a loaf of bread So, they had you working in the motor pool in prison, did they?

Thanks for nearly always making me laugh. It's a gift.
stoney321
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC)
Well now you're just being subversive, and you should think outside the box, or some shit.

Ahahaha, motor pool. I can strip a lug nut in 5 seconds flat. And turn it into a carb for a pipe in three.

*hugs* I love our interactions because you're Texan, you're smart, you're cool, and you love food. There is no bad there!
a2zmom
Apr. 9th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
I <3 U

I hate snobby book readers. And virtual book readers, I guess. (Painting fake books? WTF?)
stoney321
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:23 pm (UTC)
I LOVE YOU, TOO.

Isn't that just the lamest?! Buy REAL books.
dovil
Apr. 10th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
I went through a mad Stephen King phase and ate everything that he wrote. Put on 10kgs and was crapping font for a week.

Anyway, alcoholics build up a tolerance to alcohol. You are not an alcoholic. HA! ZING! Those jokes are their dusty oldness, I injected it with botox to perk it back up again.

You are one of my favourite people ever. You're talented, funny, smart, but most importantly for a woman, you're good looking, which really when it comes down to it all, is all that matters.

HEY, YOU have a good weekend! I'll paint you on to my wall and raise a glass of my cupboard wine to you.
stoney321
Apr. 12th, 2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
YOU ARE MY FAVORITE. Tell no one. Or tell them all, either or.

Seriously, when the world goes up a'flame and there's panic in the streets of London and Birmingham, there is only one person I want to wander the parks with, drinking hooch from a paper bag, mocking the locals and discussing philosophy. But since Stephen Hawking is a cripple, I'll settle for you. You are my FAVORITE travel companion, bar none.

Haha, sucker, I got serious on you, IN YOUR FACE! With my LOVE! Booyah.
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