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Gooood morning!!! [Jun. 26th, 2005|11:41 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Sorry for the lack of recent updates - don't worry, I'm fine - just insanely busy!

Oh my, let me see - so much has been going on! I've been working on some off-webcam projects, all going along nicely =)

Yesterday was my sister Amber's birthday so I of course took the day off of work!!

We had a picnic at the beach and then spent the rest of the day surfing (boogieboards at least) and swimming and whatnot. The waves were awesome by Florida standards - I really kind of took a beating a few times, lol. I kept getting smashed into the bottom of the sea and I think I *still* have sand in my hair. Then we came home and went to Moe's (I love that place - everything on the menu can be made vegetarian - they include grilled tofu as a "meat choice", hehe). Then we came back and watched movies and had pie. We had a lot of fun! We're going to have another family birthday (with presents & stuff) for her once we get up to Kansas City. (I'm going to be up there for the Fourth of July of course!).

They are opening a real grocery store here in town (right now Celebration just has a small corner market) - I'm very excited. It opens on Tuesday! It was supposed to open LAST FEBRUARY, but kept getting delayed, so I've been waiting for this for a WHILE now, lol. It'll be a 24 hour grocery store too, which is very exciting. And it has a liquor store (we have to drive a ways to get to a liquor store right now). It'll be nice having such convenience within walking & biking distance!!!!!

I'll be out of town leaving Friday for about a week, going up to Kansas City to see family and for the Fourth of July of course! I will make sure to get orders & everything caught up before then and I'm going to wait to list any new auctions until shortly before I leave for my trip (so they won't end while I'm gone). It shouldn't really affect orders very much, maybe a few days longer of a wait, not even noticeable.

So today I think I will maybe paint some mini-paintings to list tonight! I'll need to cut some canvases and do a few other quick things and then I'll be working =)

You can peek in on me HERE!

I hurt all over! I got banged around in the ocean, and then despite constant slathering of 50+ SPF sunblock I still managed to get a sunburn (I don't tan or freckle, I just BURN!). Blah!
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2005-06-26 04:30 pm (UTC)
LOL I was just typing "I wonder how far along we are from having a 24-hour grocery store" when I realized Wal-Mart is 24 hours duh! I was thinking more about California where we had Albertsons I guess.

Glad you've been having fun and did you say OCEAN? Salty water, waves beautiful ocean? :)
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[User Picture]From: thefaeway
2005-06-26 07:44 pm (UTC)
hay now! We have Wal-Marts in California :P Some of us aren't real happy about that, but we do...
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2005-06-26 07:48 pm (UTC)
Hehehe I know they exist in CA too, I'm a newbie in Arkansas and I'm just missing ANYTHING California ;)
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[User Picture]From: thefaeway
2005-06-26 07:56 pm (UTC)
heh I'm leaving CA soon myself, moving to Texas. I can't imagine living in Arkansas, though I secretly do want to spend the rest of my days in Minnesota...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-26 08:56 pm (UTC)
Ours is a "Gooding's" grocery store (I think they are local to Orlando with maybe two or three locations, hehe). We peeked in the windows and it looks very nice!

Oh yes indeed! OCEAN!! >^__^< Sometimes I'ma a mermaid!
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[User Picture]From: boogarshadow
2005-06-26 04:44 pm (UTC)
But at least you had FUN while you were getting burned and beat up by the ocean!!! Heheheheh..I *STILL* have sand in the lining of my bathing suit bottom! LOL..How it gets in but wont come out I dont know O_O..


I wore 30 Spf While at disneyland ..and I Tanned through it!! So wierd!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-26 08:57 pm (UTC)
Sand is very mysterious.....
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[User Picture]From: weetzie_baby
2005-06-26 05:32 pm (UTC)
Jasmine, are you ever unhappy? Because it seems like you have the perfect life LOL. God I envy you. =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-26 08:58 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I'm unhappy on a regular basis - I just don't post then, lol. Most of my days are actually really boring and repetetive - wake up, paint, paperwork, email, paint, sleep - repeat ad nauseum.
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[User Picture]From: weetzie_baby
2005-06-27 05:05 am (UTC)
I'm surprised and I'm not. I mean nobody who paints as proficiently as you do can live without their share of unhappiness. With brilliance comes madness right? ;)

What mystifies me is the fact that you never write about the negative aspects of your day to day life. You always appear happy lol.
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From: flamingfaery
2005-06-26 05:45 pm (UTC)

The Ocean

The Ocean is so much fun, I miss it. Are there any seashells in Florida? Glad you had fun, but sorry you got a sunburn. I burn so too but turn red. I am feeling somewhat better but not quite myself yet. Seeing the doctor tuesday. Sharon P.S. I like the sound of the waves crashing...
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-26 08:59 pm (UTC)

Re: The Ocean

There aren't too many shells at the beach we were at, but there are some good shell beaches around here!

Me too - I like listening to the ocean!
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[User Picture]From: violetsometimes
2005-06-26 06:27 pm (UTC)

sharks!

i saw in the news about that girl that was eaten by a shark in florida a couple days ago (at the time they weren't saying anything about who she was) and i thought.. uhoh... jasmine hasn't posted in a while! ;)
that's wacky that you were actually at the beach too tho. o_O
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-06-26 07:59 pm (UTC)

Re: sharks!

Yes, 100 yards out on a boogie board with her friend. Only 14 years old. A older surfer man managed to rescue her and get her on his board even though the shark kept coming back for more. She died later in hospital. Her friend survived uninjured at least physically. I wonder what kind of shark it was I thought only great whites attacked?
lorraine
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-26 09:59 pm (UTC)

Re: sharks!

That's so sad =(

It was in the Gulf up in the panhandle (about an 8 hour drive from here). Bull sharks and tiger sharks do most of the biting (along with Great Whites, that is!).
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-26 09:00 pm (UTC)

Re: sharks!

Oh!! No worries - wasn't me!!! That's so awful!!

It was a beach over 500 miles away from the beach we were at, and in a different ocean (we were at the Atlantic and that was in the Gulf of Mexico). What a terrible thing to happen =(
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[User Picture]From: thefaeway
2005-06-26 07:59 pm (UTC)
Ouchies I had sunburns! I never use sunblock or anything, so sometimes I burn after an hour - or sometimes after 3 hours...

Anyway, hope it doesn't hurt too much ^_^ By the by, have you been made aware of Faerie Magazine yet?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-26 09:56 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! It's a good magazine =) They keep sending me free copies with an advertising kit, hehe.

Also, I might be making an appearance in there sometime..... ;)
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[User Picture]From: thefaeway
2005-06-26 10:19 pm (UTC)
I really like it so far. I think I'm going to submit a story or poem or something. I look forward to when you might show up, it'd be interesting if they picked something I sent them and placed it in the same issue ^_~
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2005-06-26 08:13 pm (UTC)
I am glad you didnt get eaten by the shark!. Boarding is so much fun though, good things the waves were good.

Lucky you, you have choice of fake meats, here they have burgers and that is it! lol

Happy birthday to your sister
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2005-06-26 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hehe, thank you Lindy!!! It was a lot of fun =)
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