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i'm thankful for being alive.

i'm thankful for my family, as annoying as our relationship may be at times.

i'm thankful that i'm as close to my family as i am.

i'm thankful for brosely, that although he's my brother, he can be my best friend as well. i'm so freaking blessed for having a sibling i have been able to bond so well with.

i'm thankful for faetal, to have shown me how fast someone can become a best friend, to show me that good roommates ARE possible, and that there's art in cooking, art in everything.

i'm thankful for stanieldaniel, for his quiet strength, for his patience, and for his absolute sweetness. i'm so happy we're friends.

i'm thankful for alariya, for leaving fantastic messages on my voicemail when i need it most, for being my personal cheerleader.

i'm thankful for belenen, for helping me to see deeper inside myself, for helping me to realize so much about so many things.

i'm thankful for talkingpotato, for showing me the funnier side to EVERYthing.

i'm thankful for soulresilience, for sticking with me throughout the years, no matter what i've done.

i'm thankful for jenniffer, for being wonderful and supportive, and for being such a beautiful soul.

i'm thankful for scrumbles, for believing in me and my musical ability and integrity, and for his sarcastic wit.

i'm thankful for oh_flounder, for showing me what is adorable in every sense, for helping to renew my love of yarn.

i'm thankful for ornotmajestic, for his pure friendship, for his support throughout everything i've been through, for his sense of humor. RAWRICE!

i'm thankful for ragdoll, for her quiet inspiration, for her astounding strength and resolve in everything she does.

i wanted to name so many others, because you all mean so much to me. don't be hurt if you aren't one of the people named above, you are all here for a reason, you all inspire, amuse, support, confuse, etc. me when i need it most, and you all mean... so MUCH. i had started typing so many more, but it was all turning out to be the same things, just reworded. so to the rest of you? thank you for BEING. i'm so much more for knowing all of you.

and now?

wow. i just can't begin to... wow. i can't imagine what effect this movie would have had on me, if i had actually seen it for the first time - LIVE. seriously. i almost never cry at movies, almost never. and when i do, it's usually just a tear or two that trickles down the cheek. i promise you, i SOBBED throughout almost half of this freaking movie. it moved me that much, and on so many levels. jess has been a Rent fanatic for years now, and has constantly tried to make me a believer, playing the soundtrack for me. before seeing it, i hadn't 'gotten' the soundtrack, and thought it sounded mainly just like a cheesy musical. but after seeing it in motion? yeah. had to come home and slap that stuff right on my mp3 player, yup.

i'm very thankful for seeing the movie before seeing the play, as i hear people who saw the play first talking, critisizing the movie for this and that. left out songs, changes in the portrayal of angel's death, etc. i'm happy that i got to get as much magic out of the movie as i was able to today, without comparisons or whatnot.

and it was silly seeing the guy from Law and Order singing and dancing around poles and making out with cross-dressers. ha.

edit: and in talking to _jeannie_, i realized that i hadn't posted the OTHER things i'm so thankful for...

i'm also thankful for my health, my perserverance, my inner strength. i'm thankful for having all of my limbs, for still having everyone that i love alive and mostly around me. i'm so thankful for making the decision to leave my solitary life in phoenix behind. i'm thankful for having open-mindedness in everything i take on, as it helps to enrich everything so much.


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Nov. 25th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
aw, sweetie, thank you. I really don't know what I did to inspire such kind words, esp. today but I appreciate it nonetheless (I just lost someone I considered a friend due to LJ drama and I am feeling pretty low so this means a lot).
Nov. 25th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC)
don't mention it, hun. just know that although i may not always be the most vocal in your journal, know that i love you dearly and hold you with great high esteem.

glad i could help as well :)
Nov. 25th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
*hugs* The same is true on this end. I think you're awesome. :) <3
Nov. 2nd, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
and i promise never to leave you for silly lj drama. i feel we're above that. :)
Nov. 25th, 2005 03:11 am (UTC)
*hugs* :-) I'm thankful for aubs for being such an amazing presence in my life and for always saying the right thing at the right time that makes everything in life not seem so...icky. Love you muchly!
Nov. 2nd, 2006 01:53 am (UTC)
sometimes, i think it's like a sixth sense when we get together, i do!!

thank you again, for BEING.
Nov. 25th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
I too had not seen the live musical. I didn't appreciate the sound track as much until after seeing the movie. Loved the movie. I must go see it again.
Nov. 25th, 2005 04:49 am (UTC)
Re: Rent
did you cry as much as i did? :) where/when did you see it?
Nov. 25th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
Re: Rent
I didn't cry, but I was choked up in parts.

I saw it Wed. night at 9:30 at Cinetopia.
Nov. 25th, 2005 04:21 am (UTC)
I saw Rent on Broadway a few years ago..

and I think they did an AMAZING job with the movie.

I cried so much my head hurt.

I don't think they did any injustice by the songs that they cut.

I'm ready to go see it again.
Nov. 25th, 2005 04:50 am (UTC)
as i told my brother, i could watch that every day. i MUST buy it when it comes to dvd. wow.

we all complained of our eyes hurting for hours after seeing it :)
Nov. 27th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
yea I will buy it as soon as it comes out.. along with any (hopefully) fancy versions they release.

I cried so much my head hurt for most of the night.
Nov. 25th, 2005 04:50 am (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving, chickie!
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Nov. 25th, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving to you too, hon. *smiles*

I'm sure RENT was great. I never did get to see the show. I do have the soundtrack ripped to my hard drive so I can listen to it without destroying the CD. *grins*

Again I'm glad that my post was a good one. It came out of a reply to a comment I'd written and a conversation I'd had here a few hours before I started writing. I am going to follow the advice of another friend and unlock that post, once I proof read it again. A spell checker only does so much. *chuckles*
Nov. 25th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
I went to Rent not really expecting to enjoy the movie. My daughter has had the soundtrack for quite awhile. She plays and sings to it constantly. When she found out there was a movie coming out, she took the time to explain the storyline in depth to me. Ok so at this point, I knew all the songs, liked a few, and was mildly interested.
We went to the first showing in our area. I loved the movie, but I had to continually bite my lip at some points to keep from sobbing out loud. I had a real hard time watching Angel's funeral. Somehow seeing the emotion on the actors faces made it more devasting.
While I'll never get as nutsy as my daughter, who dressed like Maureen for the movie, I did really enjoy it.
Nov. 2nd, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)
that's totally what i did - outright SOBBED. it was hard to keep quiet at times.

and yanno, for desperately wanting to go see the movie in theatres over and over, i never did get around to it again. we've also owned it since the day it was released on dvd, and i haven't watched it again, either. maybe some day when i feel like venting emotions, when no one else is home ;)
Nov. 25th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
wow that was a really nice entry...

i am so THANKFUL for you and all of the things that have blessed your life...

it's so nice to see the good in our lives...

your entry made me smile when i needed it most...

i thank you...
Nov. 25th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
Rent was good, but if you get a chance to see "Wicked", TAKE IT! I mean, how can you compete with FLYING FREAKIN' MONKEYS!?!?!!
Nov. 2nd, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
i keep hearing so much about it, and really want to check out the books, too, as i hear they're FANTASTIC. i did *cough*borrow*ahem* some of the soundtrack, and it sounds fun, but there's just some things (like all) that are lost when you don't SEE the musical before hearing the music.
Nov. 2nd, 2006 10:13 am (UTC)
I'll tell you one thing that's lost.

FLYING FREAKIN' MONKEYS. The kind that has FREAKIN' WINGS. Wings that pop out of their FREAKIN' BACKS ON STAGE.

Oh, and munchkins and stuff.

And if you think about it, those are two things (midgets and monkeys) that, if you add to any situation, pretty much make it FABULOUS.
Nov. 26th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)

Thank you for making me feel like a beautiful soul.
Nov. 2nd, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
because you are, missy. never forget it.
Nov. 28th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC)
I can;t wait to see Rent even if they changed stuff. I saw it live at the theater about a year ago and I was surprised by how emotional I got. People told me I would cry but I didn't really believe it until I was there and crying.

Originally it was supposed to be NC-17 I think, so I know they must have changed some stuff to give it a less threatening rating. I can't imagine it not being an R though, but that is just me.
Nov. 2nd, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
that's totally what happened to me, too. i remember my brother calling me on the phone and sobbing to me after he finished watching the musical in the theatre, but i still thought i would be able to just maybe sniffle a bit. nope. all out bawling.
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:09 pm (UTC)
awwww... and I am thankful for you! So very. You understand a part of me that no one else ever has. I love that! ♥

Oh, and here's how you make the hearts: &hearts*; without the asterisk.
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
okay that didn't work -- it's &*hearts*; without the asterisks!
Nov. 2nd, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
thank you!! &hearts
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