Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Read These - April09

Update First….

So I haven't gotten a whole heck of a lot of writing done. Life has been life, and life is hard sometimes. What should have been an easy summer is going to be a struggle as my girlfriend tries to find a job. A task made more difficult as she thought she'd be getting one in particular and therefore didn't apply to others, until it was too late. Now she is essentially on 4 different "waiting lists" to see if a crew member drops out and/or they find money to hire someone else. We can’t afford to live here anymore and need to move to a place where we can both have jobs, buy a house and start a family. Gotta love wishful thinking. I’m hoping a bribe of potential grandchildren might help convince my parents to help us out. As long as it doesn't involve moving back in with them. We did that for one month before we came here... It was interesting.

Also I’m reading Twitter now, but not really using it myself all that much. I may or may not get into it. Plus I generally use the computer less during the summer, and find myself outdoors more, particularly camping (this probably means a slowing of already slow posts too). I don't have a fancy iPhone or Blackberry to keep up on it though. But I do like to read it, and I’m following many of the people whose blogs I’m also following. I've picked up quite a few since my last post, and they've been great, commenting on my posts, following one or the other site (Sally appreciates it), sometimes both.
So here are a few sites you should check out… Now not all of them are writer based, but they are fun blogs to read. They are in no particular order…

#1 7Senses
Hey Jude! I've been enjoying her posts, especially the dialogue between her and her wife (they are married in Cali, waiting to know if it will stick) and her letters to her wife. Plus she’s my number one commenter over on Lez and the Country.

#2 Life As An Underage Lesbian
If only I had been so profound at this age. Actually her age I’m not entirely sure about but underage means a lot younger then when I dealt with being gay coming out at age 24. Seriously some good topics and questions as well as crushes on celesbrities. Every young gay girl should read this. As well as every old one!

#3 NewBo
Newbo is very good at keeping us updated about her life. From stressing out about Uni to the awesome sex she has with her girlfriend. Seriously there is a post about this but it’s sweet and lovely. I believe NewBo is a combination of New Lesbo... You can read about how she came up with that in an older post.

#4 Out of My Head/On My Route
Out of My Head is Dar's fiction site. She has 5 stories so far and one of them is a Prologue, which means more is coming. Or you can check out On My Route for some regular ole blog type posts. Dar provided some excellent feedback on the one story I've got posted so far!

#5 the lesbiblog
Kandazzle is getting a “little sister” (Big Brothers, Big Sisters), I commend her for that. A Midwestern Lez who I found after an excellent response to a post on #2 of my list.

There are a few more that I've picked up on, but I either just started or they haven't posted in a while. But I'll post another one of these next month as well as hopefully something else too.


  1. (grinning) Thanks for the plug. :) How's your girlfriends greenhouse coming along? As you know I've been creating my own work and it's coming along very nicely. I was thinking that instead of waiting for someone to hire her, she could come up with something to make her own work. Something like that might not be the most profitable but the good feeling that comes from it is something money can't buy. :)

  2. Thanks for mentioning me :) I was wondering where you ran off to cos you haven't posted anything in a while! Good luck sorting out house/ financial stuff. I have to find a place to live next year too, probably in halls (dorms) again. Not that i want to, but it's cheap and easy cos i pay in advance and all bills are included.. Good luck, i hope she finds something soon and you can properly enjoy your summer!

  3. Dar - you are welcome for the plug especially because I enjoyed your writing, can't wait for more! The greenhouse has been stalled, especially since she'll be out of town this week. Plus the stress of not having enough money to pay our bills. Somethings gotta give. There are too many "handy people" with flyers up in this town already, but she has shown interest in volunteering with people I work with to keep her busy and gain experience. Its more tedious and she doesn't enjoy it as much as a labour job but she's glad just to do something.

    Newbo - You are welcome. Yeah I've been busy, its difficult to keep up on Lez and the Country much less this site, plus I was hoping for it to have more stories and less of this stuff so I've been trying not to post. But it gets too empty when there is even nothing on it, so oh well. Thanks, I sure could use some luck here. Dorms were great, when I went to Edinburgh Uni, I every quater, and the last one I found myself short of funds, probably should have paid it all at once....

  4. Thanks for the mention!!! I've been offline for a few days and this was a nice welcome back surprise.

    <3 Cassie

  5. Hey DTB, thanks for the mention and glad you enjoy...been away so I'm getting caught up on the blogs. Need to add this one to my following. All is good ;)