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March 26th, 2008


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12:32 pm - Random Things My Mom Calls Me About
  • answers to riddles with answers like "a fish" and "a ring" and "meat" so she can call in to win radio contests
  • whether I've heard of a particular movie because she has passes to a free screening
  • what movie to go see and what the kids might like
  • free movie screenings in my area
  • coupons on the Internet for free stuff
  • answers to movie trivia so she can call in to win radio contests
  • writing clues for scavenger hunts because I am apparently the only clever person she knows
  • reminding me to call relatives for their birthdays/anniversaries so I look good
  • editing/rewriting articles for the newsletter because I am apparently the only person in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who can write
  • telling me how impressed everyone was with an article I wrote because I am apparently the only person in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who can write
  • thanking me for the latest season of Veronica Mars that has arrived at her door
  • writing a short speech for her because I am apparently the only person in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who can write
  • just to hear my voice
As much as I bitch about her, as much as she annoys me and pisses me off and makes me cry, as much as I never want to answer the phone when she calls because she's basically the only person who ever calls me, as much as I sometimes feel like she's deliberately trying to make me unhappy, I really do love my mom, and I'm glad I have her around.
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Mudvayne - Not Falling

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From:chrismarlowe
Date:March 26th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
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My mom does't quite call me that often. I sometimes I get annoyed with her too, but she always has sound advice and we both sometimes share the same brain about stuff.
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From:punzerel
Date:March 26th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
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:) That kind of sounds like my relationship with my dad. It's good to be able to find that in between all the frustration and misery they can cause sometimes. *hugs*
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 26th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Ha ha ha. That would be fun.
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From:sabra_n
Date:March 26th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
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Our moms are apparently exactly the same. Oh, parents.

-blue
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From:electricmonk
Date:March 26th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
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This made me smile.
My mom e-mails me about things, and then calls me a little while later to ask if I got the e-mail and repeat what's in it. It's completely maddening and sort of endearing at the same time.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 26th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
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My mom does the same thing if I haven't responded. She's like, "Do you check your e-mail?" I'm like, "It was ten o'clock! I wasn't going to call that late!"
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From:soleta_nf
Date:March 26th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Aw. :) Those are all excuses for her to reach out to you. Very adorable. It's nice that you have an active relationship with your mom - a lot of people don't.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 26th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
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She just wants me for my mind.
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From:sarahsez00
Date:March 26th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
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Eris said such lovely things about you in her post, I just felt compelled to add you.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 26th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Aw, that's sweet. Thanks. (I didn't know the goddess of discord liked me so much! ;-} )
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From:seawench
Date:March 26th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
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You're lucky. My mom calls me (wherever I am in the country and whatever job I'm doing) with questions such as:

My e-mail isn't working. What's wrong with it?
Why can't I switch from the DVD to the Tivo?
How do I keep your sisters from killing each other?

And then doesn't listen to my answers. Sigh.
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From:dlgood
Date:March 26th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
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My mom is not unlike your mom. This does not surprise me.
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From:scripted22
Date:March 27th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
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reminding me to call relatives for their birthdays/anniversaries so I look good

If she's anything like my mom, she reminds you because it makes her look good. Isn't everything we do a reflection on them and their parenting skills? Heh.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 27th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
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Ha, that too.
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From:rowanceleste
Date:March 27th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
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My Mom also drives me batty. I actually even hung up on her once after she got mad at me and hung up on me first. I'm glad that you still appreciate your Mom now, rather than later. Loving her is different than being thankful for her, so it's great that you can not only love her, but appreciate that she loves you, even if it seems like she may not understand you at all or doesn't care what you 'think' makes you happy.

She probably thinks that if she doesn't call you for random stuff, you wouldn't talk to each other at all, because its hard for you guys to communicate about important things. My Mom and I tend to have really short conversations because I prefer not to be lectured, so sometimes its hard for me to remember often enough to appreciate her.

I almost never call people because I'm on the phone a lot for work. It seems like phone calls, like snail mail are becoming obsolete ways of communicating, which is kind of sad as they show that you took a little more time out of your day to keep in touch.
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From:filmtx
Date:March 27th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
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Dallas/Fort Worth area? I thought you were in the Bay Area?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 27th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
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I am. My mom isn't.
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From:latropita
Date:March 27th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
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Aw, that's sweet. Mostly.
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From:smiling_sunset
Date:March 27th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
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Aww, that's sweet. I was thinking the same thing last weekend. My parents are great but sometimes, they just drive me crazy.
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From:ethanvahlere
Date:March 27th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
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Sometime during my junior year in college, my dad moved from California to Toronto because he got a new job there, with the understanding that my mom would move out there when my brother finished his junior year in high school, and he would finish high school but live somewhere else. However, my mom found she couldn't leave my brother (the youngest) alone, so she stayed for his senior year. During that time, they became best friends, and have remained so since (well, maybe my brother's wife is closer, but he's still close to my mom). I've always sort of envied that relationship, because my mom and I had a somewhat difficult time when I was growing up. Part of it was my fault - I took her for granted, I pushed her and my dad away somewhat during high school, and I had a horrible temper - but there were other issues floating around as well, having to do with my dad as well. Now that my dad has been dead for six years, we've become closer, and we talk every week, and we've never really gotten into any more fights. Mostly, we talk once a week just to talk, though she'll nag me to do something. It does help we have cultural stuff to talk about - we used to watch a lot of the same shows (TWW, Law & Order, Felicity), we read some of the same books, and while there haven't been many movies she would see recently, I can still recommend some to her. And yes, I still love her, even through all the difficult times we've had.
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From:harper47
Date:March 27th, 2008 11:31 am (UTC)
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Aw. This was really sweet.
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From:bsidetales
Date:March 29th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
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just to hear my voice

Okay, clique, but...aw!

Dude, Dallas/Fort Worth better be glad they have you. :]
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From:tiurin
Date:April 6th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
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I'm curious what radio contest riddle has the answer "meat".

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