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Amy Tan and more....

the first part of this entry I forgot to post until now...but I read something interesting about my favorite author today...and it was like "Why am I the last to know??" LOL

Anyway she's coming to Tulsa for this thing...errrgh I'd have to get the paper back here another time and post what it actually is but it's sorta kinda like a writer's convention and I do know that parts of the companion article in the back of the section were vague...that it said that some parts are gonna be free, which is kinda like saying that part of it costs money...but at the same time it didn't say exactly how much it is gonna cost to be there or what the cost includes. Also the free parts didn't say that it includes Amy Tan doing a signing but neither does it say anywhere that she will be signing even though she recently published a non-fiction collection of her essays called The Opposite of Fate.

Anyway the article that's just about her says that she contracted Lymes Disease in 2000 and I was like "I didn't know that, I didn't even see any articles about her until this one....why am I the last to know..??" Which explains why she hasn't put anything out in a while...she almost didn't put out TOoF because of all the problems that Lymes entails on a person.

The second part is about the person formerly known as my grandma. There is an update. Those that know about my sister and her husband can read between the lines much more easier than the others.....but they found a house, finally, and it was "approved" so they bid on it and bought it and are gonna move in a month....now for the rest....

permission granted by misfortunedfool

edit: have to work on it more....to separate Renee's words more clearly.....I'm bolded...

Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
mom and I almost got into it coming back from sis's and am glad it didn't get worse by my crack about being glad [my ex-grandma]'s not the type to cross the red light district b/c she would have been mistaken for a madam.


Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
oh I see.

Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
and I said that about my ex-grandma.


Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
well x or no

Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
b/c puta has a double translation.


Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
it just...does not sound good

Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
it means both "bitch" and "whore"


Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
hmm I see

Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
yeah what started it off is that we heard that sis talked to....puta....this afternoon about what was lately happening and that recently sis and her husband found a new house.
Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
and the PO or whoever is in charge of saying "It's far enough away" or "It's not far enough away" from a school and/or park approved it.
Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
so they move next month...
Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
so.....part of the convo was about how...puta...was saying that cousin Ashley was gonna move in, get a loan from her bio dad, our ex-uncle Vince, to buy the house.
Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
and puta's gonna pamper her to death.
Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
you back yet?
Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
I can tell you're back now.
Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
LOL


Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
yes, sorry just got back

Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
it's okay
Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
anyway when mom and I left...we got in the car and I went like "I can't believe Betty would be like that...." (like it's almost half of it was like she was wanting sis out of the house to make room for Ashley) and mom jumped all over me and told me not to call my ex-grandma by her first name and that I'm the only one that has disowned her.
Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
and then around the time that I translated puta...she was like bringing up Proverbs and cramming them down my throat...like her favorite damn ones like about fools opening their mouths and proving they know nothing and stuff.


Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
that is most unfortunate, I am sorry
Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
the word should not be used as a weapon in such a way to where it sickens the ears of the one who hears.

Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
and I hate that because it's as if she's saying that she can say openly that my ex-stepdad is nothing to her but I can't say that my disowned grandma means nothing to me.


Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
yes, I understand your frustration.
Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
it is not that it is poorly placed for that is not the case.
Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
just more or less...something that each and every one of us should do our best not to submit to...anger that is.

Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
and heaven forbid that I compare my emotionally, verbally, mentally, and sometimes physically abusive ex-stepdad to a grandparent that I know from 2nd hand knowlege that is also emotionally, verbally and mentally abusive...


Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
...yes, I can understand what you are saying.

Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
she told me that how dare I read the Bible and go to church but have such an attitude and call my ex-grandma names.


Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
...I understand.
Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
but then...again...
Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
We all fall short
Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
at times, this can be hard to remember.

Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
and so before I just chose to shut up before things got worse (because there's no budging the stubborn witch) we called each other a hippocrite because I was like "Well how can you be a Christian when you don't even go to Sunday School with me, you just drop me off??"


Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
I understand...but then...all of us are called such and could very well be proven to be.
Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
by those who do not believe.

Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
I shut up because the last comment she made when we put the car in the garage was....she was about to use her favorite trump card crutch.
Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
essentially "Maybe you should just move out" or something to that effect.


Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
...sounds like a normal parent's statement
Fate....Destiny...Same Thing says:
especailly when upset.

Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
I wish I was able to not only say "Okay...I will!" and also be able to move not only across state but also across 1 or 2 state lines.
Sao-Shao Piotr Ly-Tolstoy, Mandrinn of the planet of Gei-Fu says:
b/c even though Cheryl and I are great friends now...and she still has love for me....I'm kinda nervous if things would ever be the same.



And like Forrest Gump said "That's all I've got to say about that..."

edit: I forgot to add that the reason why Puta raised the rent by $100 a month was because the hot water heater needed to be replaced so that's at least part of the reason why Puta made the comment about "more expenses" and instead of handling the concept of "sharing the expense" differently...she chose to be petty and tack on another $100 to recoup the $500 of the money she outlayed on the heater fixing/replacing. So now since she was also in such a great hurry to get my sister and family out of the rental house, she shot herself in the foot and is looking at a loss of $200. b/c she's gonna come up two months short on that....

Excuse me when I "have a Cartman moment" about Puta and all of this....

"HA HA HA HA HA HA......NYA NYA NYA NYA NYA NYA....!!!"

*ahem....* sorry....

Comments

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wesangel
Sep. 26th, 2004 09:03 pm (UTC)
Who was that you were talking to? O_o;; I can barely understand them...
skrain_bodak
Sep. 26th, 2004 09:14 pm (UTC)
I cleared it up for you....read it over....
I just separated my parts from her reactions and bolded what I was saying to make it clearer.
misfortunedfool
Sep. 27th, 2004 09:46 am (UTC)
Not many can understand because the door to trust has been closed for some time and is perhaps the most complicated in any heart to open. In regards to who this person was...let's just say, a good friend. :)

wesangel
Sep. 27th, 2004 09:59 am (UTC)
Or it might be because I'm probably a little dumber than that..^_^;; Big words and no contractions confuse me...^_^;;
skrain_bodak
Sep. 27th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
Wendi! Stop that! You're very smart in your own way! Give yourself more credit okay?
wesangel
Sep. 27th, 2004 02:12 pm (UTC)
Well as far as wordly things go, I'm kinda dumb :P
brokentoshine
Sep. 27th, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC)

lol ^_^ I'm with ya...I generally have to read it several times over to get the meaning. :P But perhaps its better that way, because then I truely get the heart of what she is saying.
wesangel
Sep. 27th, 2004 06:12 pm (UTC)
Yep, I had to read it a couple times myself...^_^;;
infinite_dream
Sep. 27th, 2004 08:23 pm (UTC)
I had to do a double take when I saw your title. My Mom's maiden name is Amy Tan (or maybe hers was Tann, either way I think an "n" was thrown around somewhere to make the pronounciation easier in the states). Since she's Chinese, some of her old classmates probably thought she became the famous author, hehe.
skrain_bodak
Sep. 27th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
No crap??????

d00d....

And actually I love the name Amy...

I also know the meaning of the name.
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