MariaDawn

Female
from Des Moines, IA

  • Activity

    • Oh... hey!

      8 years ago

      MariaDawn

      Just discovered that I can leave mod points on everything all over again... this is probably old news to those of you hanging out here on a regular basis... I only realized it once I kept zinging things and getting déjà vu... still a lot to check out though... like another 300 journal alerts from DiMono... which I'm sure I'll get around to... eventually. ;)

      Anywho... I don't really have much to share, and I usually only check in here after finals, but I miss this place so much, that I'm checking in now when I should be studying... school has very much proved to be like the energizer bunny. Another year and a half to go before I have my bachelor's degree... and then I'm hoping to take a break and work for a while before going back for my masters and then to med school to get into physical therapy work.

      Meanwhile, in all other aspects, life is still crazy busy, and you can find out more about it if you come find me on facebook (providing you haven't already). ;)

      As always, much <3,
      MariaDawn

      P.S. I think it's pretty cool than not one of my friends here have taken me off their friend list... although the watch list could very well be a different story. lol

    • One more day!!!

      9 years ago

      MariaDawn

      And then I'm done with this busy busy semester and can finally take a minute to rest up for the summer semester... the cool thing is, I will finally have my AA this summer, then it's time to transfer and work toward my BA... but the important thing is, I'm still alive (even if just barely most days!), kicking ass (even if it is my own ass sometimes!), and taking names. ;)

      How are YOU? :)

      P.S. Good gawd I'm going to have a lot of journal sifting to do while I'm on break... can't wait to catch up with everyone! <3



    • Heeeeeeeeey!

      9 years ago

      MariaDawn

      Just wanted you all to know I'm still alive, swamped with school work and responsibilities as usual, and still love you guys! :D

      I'm pretty sure most of you facebook people have my info for that site, if not, just tell me to get with the program and add you. ;)

      <3 Maria

    • Alaska/Western Canada Area

      10 years ago

      MariaDawn

      If you live in the area or know anyone living in the area, please take a moment to read this.

      <3

    • Transformers: The Verdict

      10 years ago

      MariaDawn

      Thanks to everyone who left comments and stated opinions related to my last journal, I appreciate it. I did end up going to see the movie without my daughter first, just in case. I can confidently conclude there was nothing in the movie that was so over the top to where I wouldn't allow my daughter to see it.

      There was no nudity, no sexually explicit situations, no gore, no obvious sex or drug related humor, and not a single F-bomb. Now, was the movie directed at a child audience? No, of course not. It is rated PG-13 for a reason as there are a few instances of moderate language being used (i.e. ass, asses, shit, hell, and the word bitch is used once), mild drug content that only an adult audience would even pick up on, minor risque content is briefly present, and there is a lot of intense violence... among CGI robots known to be fictitious.

      And now, after all that, I probably won't be taking my daughter to see the movie in the theater only because she most likely won't be able to stay awake through the entire 2+ hours of the showing. Not to mention, I won't feel like sitting through it again myself. That's not to say it wasn't any good; it was your typical summer blockbuster. Lots of action, laugh out loud moments, heroes, villains, generic romance, subpar acting, that kind of thing. It did drag on longer than necessary though, because for some reason there seemed to be parts of the movie containing summary and plot details that were gone over... and over and over again.

      All in all, I give it 3 and half out of five stars. The bots, CGI special effects, and Megan Fox is what makes this movie hot. For what it is, it's well worth the price of admission.

      <3 MariaDawn

    • Transformers...

      10 years ago

      MariaDawn

      Anyone seen the new movie? My daughter saw the first one and loved it, and has been begging me to take her to the second one after having seen the previews. But her father insists I shouldn't take her to see it based on what some of the guys at his work have supposedly said about it. That to me seems silly, unless there are lewd sex scenes involved that I don't know about.

      I've heard there are jokes related to sex and drugs, but I'm guessing she wouldn't get much out of that anyway, and if she did, well that only gives me another opportunity as a parent to discuss the difference between right and wrong while she's young and impressionable, etc. I've heard the language is stronger than the first one, but she knows the difference between good and bad language and what words should and shouldn't be spoken by her. Apparently there is a make-out scene of some sort, but as long as no clothes are removed, I don't see such a big deal there either. Also, it's not like my hand can't reach over to cover her eyes as it occasionally does at home when we're watching cable television or movie rentals. And as far as the bot violence goes, she knows none of that is real. Not to mention, that's pretty much what makes the movie awesome and she and I both know that based on the first one.

      So, for those of you having already seen the movie... what are your thoughts? Is there any nudity or people being torn apart into a bloody graphic mess?

    • 10 more to go...

      10 years ago

      MariaDawn

      So I've spent the last two hours reading, modding, and clearing journal alerts... you guys have been busy! And someone... not naming any names... had gone through 73 new journal entries since I last checked in on them! Luckily quite a few of the entries consisted of a mere sentence or two. :p So now I'm down to ten more friends to check in on... but with a total of approximately 180 entries to read through... so yeah, I don't have another two hours to do that at the moment, but I'll get there! :)

      Hmmm... on that note, I realize I really have nothing of an interest to say... I hate when that happens. So I suppose I'll just leave you with this awesome link.

      <3Maria



    • Yeah...

      10 years ago

      MariaDawn

      So today was an awesome weather day... got Lola out, replaced her battery, and enjoyed a late afternoon ride that didn't end until around 7 p.m. when I came to the realization that it was finally too cool for me to be outside going 45 or so miles an hour with only a wind breaker on. Then a friend of mine called to ask if I got my bike running yet... oops, I was supposed to call him when it was running and sort of [chose to] forgot (no, really; you can choose to forget these things sometimes :p). Long story short, I ended up coming home to get more appropriate attire on to go for another ride with him and couple of his friends who also ride, didn't get home until later than planned and now I have a paper to write that is due by noon tomorrow.

      I've really got to stop this nasty habit of working on papers at the last minute.

      Really.

      I do.

      And procrastinating.

      But it's so worth it sometimes.

      Here's something randomly humorous for you to enjoy while I get busy writing my paper.

      <3 Maria

    • Really, I'm not vain; I'm proud.

      10 years ago

      MariaDawn

      The two hours of intense cardio and weight training I did earlier left me feeling really good (albeit, good and sore too!) and I'm loving how sexy I'm feeling in just a pair of sweatpants and t-shirt after my shower. Just had to get that off my chest. :p

      Seriously though, a good workout can do your body and mind soooo good. Spring is just down the street, so if you've been thinking of getting into a routine, but have been using the weather as an excuse and just haven't found the motivation or time to do so - make the time and do it anyway!! Your mind and body will be thanking you later, I promise!

      <3 Maria

  • Comments (2500)

    • DocRossim

      8 years ago

      Oh, and In reply toyour question:

      Have you finished the book?

      No, sorry, I've actually scrapped this one, but I left the pic up because I liked it. Working on something completely different now.

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      8 years ago

      Hey, not my fault you have a life smiley6.gif

    • DocRossim

      8 years ago

      Dear MariaDawn
      I've recently returned to R.T. after a bit of a sabbatical in which I've sorted out some personal issues, and I seem to remember us having some arguments in the past, which were probably my fault. I can't actually remember what they were, on account of I tend get these... blank periods at times like that, but I'm sorry for aggravation I may have caused.
      Sincerely
      - Ross.

    • ShadowStylez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      THIS is the game I've been waiting for.

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      Post edited 5/06/10 12:37PM

    • Hamstar

      9 years ago

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    • MadCatKaine

      9 years ago

      Happy Birthday! 438684002_19f11805d7.jpg?v=0

    • queenspammy

      9 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • mm172001

      9 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • Cerberus_

      10 years ago

      I never did figure it out. Best I can tell, the order is set, but randomized as to who is in which spot. For example, I started watching you and another around the same time. The other person is now the very first person in my watchlist, but you are at the very end. Confuzzling.

    • muddslide109

      10 years ago

      Yup. Message me on MSN/YIM.... I'm bored.

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      I have been giddy with delight since I woke up this morning... smiley0.gif

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      Damn. You read quick, don't you?

    • Preezerk

      10 years ago

      wooooooooooooooooooow!!!!

      smiley0.gif

    • King_Julian

      10 years ago

      Have I ever told you how intelligent you are and how incredibly lost I'd be without you advice?

    • King_Julian

      10 years ago

      Hey there. I just wanted to say hi and let you know I am keeping you in mah thoughts.

    • King_Julian

      10 years ago

      Haven't checked in on you in a long time. Thought I'd say hi to my favorite single mom.
      Oh since that one thing is Sunday, I thought I'd get an early Happy Mother's day to ya. ;)

    • ShadowStylez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Well, I'll tell you like I told sand, I'm not that big on taking pics in the first place so I can't make any promises on one of me smiling (OMG, I've become my dad smiley7.gif ).

      Post edited 4/27/09 5:03PM

    • mm172001

      10 years ago

      That's a scary scary thought!

    • MariaDawn

      10 years ago

      Yeah, I did leave you a message... something in your PC is sending info out. :(

    • Boomer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX London Head Guardian

      10 years ago

      hey...did you msn me about me messaging you about pills?

      something has obviously attacked my pc, and i want to know if its faking messages back to me in order to direct me to a site, or if it is using my account to get you to visit the site.

    • ShadowStylez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      I hope that all is well with you and that you are having a Friday loaded with as much awesome as you if not more.

    • verykari

      10 years ago

      I don't think he is shy, he just has a very busy life- school and work, you know better than anyone! I had the same take- if he was interested, I'd let him ask me out, but I'm backing off. As for Chris, he's been phone reluctant, but we did text tonight, so maybe? His toys are sportscars, motorcycles, and he told me all about skydiving. I'm adventurous, but I'm no daredevil! To be continued... stay tuned! ;-)

    • mm172001

      10 years ago

      It took me a good while to come up with something good. smiley1.gif I'm kinda proud...even if it was mean.

    • ShadowStylez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      BOW-CHICKA-CHICKA-BOW-BOW-CHICKA-CHICKA-BOW-WOW! smiley0.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley0.gif

      Post edited 4/02/09 10:17PM

    • mm172001

      10 years ago

      It has to do with a bunch of instant messages she left for me earlier while I was at work. smiley1.gif

    • ShadowStylez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Silly? No ma-ma, I'm being real. smiley0.gif

    • ShadowStylez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      I altered the caption a bit. Take another look.

    • TheMatt

      10 years ago

      cool, nice mix.

    • Hamstar

      10 years ago

      There’s always a seed.

      It makes one wonder at what point did it turn? What was said? What was done?

      At one point in your relationship there was closeness, love.

      It’s sad to think that it could end. It’s knowing that at one point you both felt it never would. It’s a shot of reality to know that it’s indeed possible.

      For all of the joy in that it’s over, and for all of the release of tension, there’s still a part of my heart that goes out to yours for your loss of something precious.

    • King_Julian

      10 years ago

      Since you're an animal lover, I'm warning you to not read my journal. It will make you cry. It made me cry and I don't even like animals.

    • King_Julian

      10 years ago

      When I looked into her eyes. I saw the sky.
      Who could love me? I am out of my mind.

    • King_Julian

      10 years ago

      Lyrics
      Song

    • TheBrewPig

      10 years ago

      Yeah, the other award I had stopped working... lol

    • King_Julian

      10 years ago

      Play Halo 3 with me?

    • King_Julian

      10 years ago

      I was on for that one night. Because the guild i play with needed a healer really bad. Before the day we spoke I hadn't played in 2 weeks.

      And I've only been on once since we spoke and that was just because I needed something to do.

    • King_Julian

      10 years ago

      That one is my favorite too.

    • postulio

      10 years ago

      alright, this is getting weird. i think i got off the computer to eat the exact minute you sent me that last message.

    • postulio

      10 years ago

      dang, you must have gotten on there right after i got off! i went to bed after i sent you that message.

    • Cerberus_

      10 years ago

      Glad to hear it smiley1.gif

    • RDM

      10 years ago

      I thought I told you to go read that book! Don't make me pull this internet over missy!

    • King_Julian

      10 years ago

      Go to my Journal! Subscribe to my show!

    • postulio

      10 years ago

      maria, i haven't talked to you in so long! we need to be on messenger at the same time or something!

    • C_D_M

      10 years ago

      You know I understand speed dating. Well he's sort of shy he plays drums for a band. I don't know I think I should feed him to the sharks. Which I am at the bowling alley. Don't worry I'll help if he stumbles a bit. I never been in this situation before. Our other friends are saying fuck it get a girl for him. Then I said no way he's a grown man. I'm quite sure we can coach him.

      My wife is the funniest she said let us girls take him out and introduce him around. I said no a single man with 5 married women with kids isn't going to fly very well. Now him hanging with us. Hey we will get him comfy with just talking to people nothing more or less. Damn

      I am too Old I heard my bones creak last night when I was sleeping hahaha I put my body through so much punishment growing up. My kids beat me up (yes I let them) Well my dear I won't let him drown or wear Yellow sharks like yellow plus they smell fear.

      I have a game plan. I"m praying that the group of girls that noramally go bowling that we all talk to are there this Saturday.

      what should I really tell him to do first eye contact or just say fuck it walk over and say hi my name is Jorge and I'm a hell of a guy what are you sipping on ?

      feelz me

      Doc

    • C_D_M

      10 years ago

      You might be right cause he was used to the internet thing. He wants face to face the best way is to throw someone to sharks and see how they swim.

      Clubs are a hostle environment to pick up women it's probably sink or swim for him. Now on Saturday I'll be with him at the bowling alley to make converstions easier. I never had to coach anyone before. it should be intresting I wonder if I'm going about this the right way.

      want to come down and give personnal lessons to him. Women are funny you know and I haven't done the Club scene since college and we are talking about at least almost over 15 years ago I know things had changed

      damn I am 38 after all

      Doc

    • C_D_M

      10 years ago

      good point Jorge is 28 years old he well I don't judge men so I'll say he's not ugly. He has a great personallity and he's really cool

      Doc

      He's domican loves spending time with his family when he has a chance too. Plus why not no club if he doesn't want a booty call ? can't he just meet people there is it always about sex can't he just hang out to meet people I'm all ears darling talk to me

      Doc

    • muddslide109

      10 years ago

      Why aren't you on a messenger, punk?

      Post edited 1/04/09 6:44PM

    • Cerberus_

      10 years ago

      Yeah, that did cross my mind, but chances of it happening are slim to nil. I wouldn't intentionally goad that type of behavior on someone, I was just angry.

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      I am seven shades of mellow and happy lately. I'm not even sure I'm me, but I like it... smiley8.gif

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      How's you been?

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      You've been lurking!

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