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1. Been "saved" for 4 years, an atheist for about 10 years, and am now a Wiccan/Witch.

2. Performed both weddings and memorial services (not a funeral -- cremation) including spreading ashes (I'd love to shake your hand, but my hand is covered with C at the moment!)

3. Had conversations with comatose people.

4. Founded a Wiccan Church that has lasted longer than 13 years.

5. Became an officer of the Libertarian State Party the year I joined.

6. Discovered that Libertarians infight worse than Pagans do.

7. Run as a "Libertarian Witch" and the only opponent against a Republican County Clerk and Recorder, and get a little over 38% of the vote.

8. Yelled at a reporter for calling me a "self-proclaimed" Witch.

9. Worked revolving shifts -- one week nights, one week days, one week afternoons, two week weekends on any of the shifts -- in a 24x7 computer operation.

10. Had nine men move me out of my house and first marriage right under my ex-husband's nose.

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psychi_
Feb. 20th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
I would have to say no to the first nine and comment on how courageous number 10 was. Crafty I will also add and lets me know that ex-hubby was an idiot:)
teal_cuttlefish
Feb. 20th, 2005 07:05 am (UTC)
He was a classic emotional abuser, and as I was asserting myself more, the abuse got worse. (Common abuse pattern -- and if the emotional abuse stops working, it often escalates to physical.) He was supposed to be gone all weekend hunting, and I had friends coming over Saturday morning to move, but his van broke down so he hitchhiked home. I got home, heard the message on the answering machine that he was on his way back, made two calls, and by the time he made it to the house, I was nearly out of there.

Asshole snarks "Are you leaving?" and I said "As a matter of fact I am." Never met with him privately again. I couldn't tell him ahead of time that I was leaving; I would have wound up leaving with severe injuries and most likely broken bones.

He did bring me home to Colorado, which feels more like home than anyplace else I've ever been, including my birth city, but other than that, the less said the better.

Since then I've made excellent money, got laid off, declared bankruptcy and had my house foreclosed on, moved in with psuedo spouse (the house is def. to small but beats the street, and living together was an eventual dream anyway) But I've never been owned rather than loved again, and I've found lots of love of ALL the different kinds as soon as I was no longer deliberately isolated from other people.
psychi_
Feb. 20th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
Good for you! What an arse.
spencer_diehard
Feb. 20th, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
Ten things
Colorful life, intriguine person. I am wondering if I could write a list of ten similarly unique experiences. I honestly don't know.
teal_cuttlefish
Feb. 20th, 2005 07:11 am (UTC)
Re: Ten things
Wow, this came to my email before it posted here. Here's what I said, since I think other people are likely to feel the same way:

It takes some time to get up to 10. But shoot, start with calming the aggressive boy the other night where you work -- that's a pretty amazing thing. You act, sing, and did comedy; those are all things that not many people do. Start a list, whether you decide to post it or not; it's rather uplifting to say "Yeah, I have done some interesting things!"
muzzyfeverlint
Feb. 21st, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
Ha! Number 8! Done that! I'm so special! ;P
teal_cuttlefish
Feb. 21st, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
Was it shown on TV? Mine was. Tell me about yours.
muzzyfeverlint
Feb. 21st, 2005 05:01 am (UTC)
It wasn't on TV, just over the phone. Some magazine interviewer when I was in Kansas. :)
teal_cuttlefish
Feb. 21st, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
I had zero voice but that's the sound clip they put on, with my blue-haired daughter at the bottom of the picture. For a while nematoddity had it on some media -- tape, I think. Don't know if she still does or not.
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teal_cuttlefish
Feb. 21st, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC)
They're nastier, bitchier, and more prone to libel and slander each other. Add to that the fact that a few Libs are devoted to open carry, and you get het up meetings with armed people in the room. I'm still register L, but I'm damned if I'm going to get involved in that much backbiting.
alien_sunset
Feb. 28th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
hey, I saw you via Mactavish, and we have a bunch of interests and communities in common, I glanced through your public journal, and I could use a little more insanity ;)

if it's ok, may I add you?

also wanted to say that I did #1 in a slightly different time frame.
about 10 years 'saved', only 2 atheist, and now pagan.
teal_cuttlefish
Mar. 1st, 2005 02:42 am (UTC)
Your bio/disclaimer sounds a lot like mine. If you have read my bio and understand that I also get intense, I'd be happy to add you back.
alien_sunset
Mar. 1st, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)
hey, if you can't get intense in your own journal where can you?
:)
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