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tr ig commented on Sirenita Lake's blog post Bar Association Mugshot
"Wow .. only a month after this, Cris was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, then subsequently died Aug 4 of 2013 only days after we left visiting her and fam in SF. Reading the book titled Sirenita Lake published by her husband in remembrance.…"
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"Sirenita, wherever you are now...this is a story that should be compulsary read in high school. It's good to read your stories after you have long left this earth. Nana left it here to read and that is a very good thing to do. It keeps you…"
Mar 17, 2015
Rosigami commented on Sirenita Lake's blog post Geometry
"It was lovely to come back to Oursalon and see your name on the front cover. What a welcome!  Think of you often and miss you, as I always will. "
Mar 13, 2015
Arthur James commented on Sirenita Lake's blog post Geometry
"` rest in peace... I got a pop-up, and lap-top in running low. So? It nap time, and no do harbor ill-ilk's animosity? `"
Mar 13, 2015
Anna Herrington commented on Sirenita Lake's blog post Geometry
"What a wonderful piece! Oh Sirenita.... I found many parallels to my own similar era here, although I never learned to hotwire a car!  I am seriously impressed. Geometry was a wonderful surprise to me, too. Perfect for the ADD mind, somehow, I…"
Mar 13, 2015
Sirenita Lake commented on Jenny's blog post invisible man in the mermaids' garden
"Paradise doesn't have to wait. These have been some of the most beautiful days of my life, surrounding me with love and beauty, and a clear, transparent image of those I am fortunate enough to call friends. Nana, you are a garden virtuoso, I…"
Jul 6, 2013
Sirenita Lake commented on Jenny's blog post invisible man in the mermaids' garden
"Paradise doesn't have to wait. These have been some of the most beautiful days of my life, surrounding me with love and beauty, and a clear, transparent image of those I am fortunate enough to call friends. Nana, you are a garden virtuoso, I…"
Jul 6, 2013
Sirenita Lake commented on Zanelle's blog post Human Rules
"I dunno, I think we're a bit judgmental in this country about other people's lack of industry. It's part of the Puritan heritage--God showed his favor by enriching those who were early to rise, nose to the grindstone, etc. (Reminds me…"
Mar 15, 2013
Sirenita Lake commented on Sirenita Lake's blog post Bar Association Mugshot
"James, hit the nail on the head. I do have my own law. Which may make it difficult to pass the bar exam.  While I wish they didn't happen, there is something very grounding about a crisis. My normally addled brain gets very clear and…"
Mar 6, 2013
James Mark Emmerling commented on Sirenita Lake's blog post Bar Association Mugshot
"your beauty no doubt cannot be captured by the camera? depends onwho is taking the picture &why, and your physiological reaction to this. ha.."I’m very, very good at real emergencies.  when it’s life or death, you want me…"
Mar 3, 2013
Sirenita Lake commented on tr ig's blog post Suicide Monday and the meaning of life
"Hey, Trig. I got sprung, finally. Can rejoin the living. I think the Monday thing is about freedom or lack of it. I kind of felt like that about most days at most jobs. My last job was different in that respect. I liked it, at least in the early…"
Feb 28, 2013
Sirenita Lake commented on Rosigami's blog post The WCE Goes OH YOO TEE and We Are All OH KAY!
"We did the same thing with our little monsters. They were supposed to be indoor cats, because all the authorities say it's healthier for a cat. I don't believe that anymore. There are many kinds of health. Milagrito, who later became a…"
Feb 19, 2013
Sirenita Lake commented on Sirenita Lake's blog post Bar Association Mugshot
"Jonathon, I swear I wasn't there and several of my friends will swear I never left the party, and anyway, the bastard had it coming. "
Feb 17, 2013

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Bio? What, all of it? How long you got? Let's see. I've been a juvenile delinquent, a high school drop-out, masseuse, auto shop assistant manager, teacher, technical writer and almost lawyer. I've done all sorts of volunteer work, mostly in the legal field but also working for San Francisco Sex Information and the YMCA. I like to sing and dance, especially with a cat partner. I've been to Europe, Asia and South America. I have no police record because someone lost it. I am a government-certified gimp, but a damned lively one.

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Bar Association Mugshot

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 8:00pm 25 Comments

(I'm mostly not here, not because  I don't want to be here, but because I'm immersed in this rather stupid exercise of working fairly diligently (for me) on a test I'm bound to fail. But this memory came to me, and I had to write it down because it captures the absurdity of the quest.)

I want to be a lawyer, among other reasons, because I should have done it 30 years ago. I liked my life then, but a time came when I had enough money to choose to not work in an office…

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Geometry

Posted on January 13, 2013 at 3:34pm 41 Comments

I was not a credit to my mom as a kid. My mom worked for years at Standard Brands, a food distributor, doing a boring clerical job. How she must have suffered. Despite her fine intelligence, she never improved her work situation. She was slow and spacey, very smart in a way that doesn't count for office work. Office work takes a kind of cleverness that has nothing to do with intellect or creativity. It has to do with being quick, alert and thorough during hours of tedium. Mid-20th century,…

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At 9:50am on November 16, 2012, Rosigami said…

Oh I've sure missed you! I can be a bad girl here??? Yay!!!! Whatya got in mind?

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