f1renze: (by day)
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So... I won't be able to attend VividCon this year. I have officially cancelled my attending membership. It's so hard to believe. It's the first VVC I have to miss since 2004, since I first started vidding. But my new appointment starts August 11th and classes start August 18th. I have orientations and faculty meetings all of that first week until the Friday of VVC, and even though I plan to be as prepared as I can be for the start of the semester, I fully expect lots of last-minute things to pop up. Everyone says that the first few years of being on tenure-track is absolutely insane, and I really believe them. There's no such thing as being prepared. But still... I guess I just want to feel like I'm starting on the right foot.

The moving preparations are going pretty well. We found the perfect place in Atlanta. It's in our favorite neighborhood and it has everything we need and want. We then had to find new tenants to take over the rest of our current lease. But after the initial manic rush to make the place presentable, it was easy. The first people to see this place wanted it, and they just signed the lease. We have now researched moving companies and decided on one that seems really good. You never know with movers, but I think we did pretty well. We've also sold, donated, and thrown out so much of our stuff. Our storage is completely empty. We've even started packing! The move is two weeks away, and I think we'll be okay.

I am so going to miss VividCon this year. Every vid show, every panel, every drop of glitter, and every Joxer step. Have a drink for me.

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Date: 2008-06-25 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucie-inthesky.livejournal.com
Hi Flozie! I haven't caught up with you in ages... it must be several years now. But it looks like things are going well for you, aside from the missing VVC part. Ahhhh the trials and tribulations of becoming a proper adult. And you're moving to the A?! That's fab! Hopefully your favorite neighborhood is somewhere within the Virginia Highlands/ Inman Park/ East Atlanta area... those are definitely my favorite places in the city, and VA Highlands is where I planned to live when I was moving there. That's great that you've got a new job and are moving to a new place! I don't even know, I guess you're still in Chicago, but you'll definitely appreciate Atlanta's weather when winter rolls around. You'll be dying from heat exhaustion this summer, but it's great in the fall and winter.

Good luck with the move, and it was good to see this little update from you on my friends list! Congrats again! ♥

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Date: 2008-06-26 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
Lucie! It's so good to hear from you. Yes, my favorite neighborhood is indeed Virginia Highlands. My apartment is technically in Poncey Highlands. I love it so much that hopefully I'll live in the area more permanently. Whee!

Thanks for the support. Hope you're doing well too! *hugs*

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Date: 2008-06-25 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarrow.livejournal.com
We're going to miss you SO MUCH, darling! It won't be the same without you! But you're doing big important life things, and in the end that has to win out. We are SO PROUD OF YOU. I love you, honey!

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Date: 2008-06-26 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
Wah! I will think about you so much, OMG. Love you too! *SMOOCHES*

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Date: 2008-06-25 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pipsqueaky.livejournal.com
Oh, Flobee! *hugs and hugs you*

You will REALLY be missed at VividCon. The Joxer dance will feel so incomplete ... oh wow, that's making me sad now. But I can promise you at least one entertaining drunk-dial from the Club Vivid dance floor! You will be with us in spirit!

And I'm so very proud of everything you've accomplished in just a few short years, and want to give you all my support and encouragement for this exciting new step that you're about to take. I know this new chapter in your life is going to bring you SO much joy, and I wish you the absolute best. You rock!

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Date: 2008-06-26 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
The Joxer dance was so incomplete without you too in 2006, but you were never not there, you know? It'll be hard, but yes, I'll totally be there in spirit and yay for drunk-dialing!

Thank you so much for your support. It means a lot. *hugs you tight*

Nooooooo!

Date: 2008-06-25 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurashapiro.livejournal.com
I already miss you, and this is just so sad. ): And who will lead the Joxer dance now?

Still, I'm glad you have so many exciting things happening in your life. ::hugs:: I'll definitely drink a toast to you!

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Date: 2008-06-26 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
I already miss you too! Don't worry, people know the dance by heart by now that the whole room will be leading the entire hotel! :)

Thanks for the toast. Cheers! *hugs*

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Date: 2008-06-25 08:32 pm (UTC)
heresluck: (little miss pretentious)
From: [personal profile] heresluck
You will be much missed, my dear -- but you're right that you will have a lot going on, and it's important that you have time to get ready and feel settled and make those first couple of weeks go smoothly.

I am so excited about your new appointment. You're going to be fabulous!

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Date: 2008-06-26 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
Thank you. It's nice to hear the validation since you've gone through it yourself. :) I'm nervous and excited but hopefully this slacker will survive!

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Date: 2008-06-25 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] renenet.livejournal.com
I'm going to miss you, TOO, my little flobee! But you are on a MISSION! You must spread your professional awesomeness to your new location! And be a well-prepared and "with it" Dr. Bee! ::nods vigorously:: Go, go, Dr. Bee! Bee AWESOME!!! *mwah*

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Date: 2008-06-26 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
Awww, you say the most heart-warming things! You make me feel like I'll be okay!! Thank you. *hugs you so hard*

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Date: 2008-06-25 10:07 pm (UTC)
astolat: lady of shalott weaving in black and white (Default)
From: [personal profile] astolat
oh man! I am so sorry not to be seeing you, but it sounds like your whole life is just going amazingly and happily, and it just made me beam to read this. ♥ All the congrats and good luck in the world!

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Date: 2008-06-26 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
I'm sorry not to see you too! And I'm beaming back at you. Thank you.

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Date: 2008-06-25 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anoel.livejournal.com
Awwww no :( That's so sad. You'll definitely be missed! You're definitely doing important things though and I hope everything goes well. Glad the moving is going nicely too.

You'll be there in spirit!

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Date: 2008-06-26 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
Thank you for the support! Have a great time and do the Joxer dance for me. :D

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Date: 2008-06-26 12:29 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sdwolfpup.livejournal.com
Oh, you will be terribly missed. I'll feel a little incomplete not having cheese fries with Flo-bee. But! I am very excited and happy for you and the wonderful things happening in your life. You will make a tremendous, positive difference on the world and it's exciting to see it happen. :)

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Date: 2008-06-26 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
I am seriously pouting thinking about not having cheese fries with you. Your support means a lot, thank you. I hope I'll ever get to see you more than once a year! *hugs*

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Date: 2008-06-26 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vagabondage.livejournal.com
Oh noes! I'm so sorry to hear we will not have our Flobee at VVC, but I'm super-duper happy for you. I hope the move goes VERY easily, and you guys settle into your new life with grace and ease.

TONS OF HUGS AND LOVE!

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Date: 2008-06-26 03:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
TONS OF HUGS AND LOVE!! Thank you for your wishes. I'll miss you!

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Date: 2008-06-27 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] divisionofunity.livejournal.com
Hello, my beautiful Flozie.

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Date: 2008-06-27 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] f1renze.livejournal.com
Well hello darling! Your Eloise posts warm my heart! She has grown so much. :x:x:x

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Date: 2008-06-28 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] divisionofunity.livejournal.com
She is my joy.

I'm sorry you're missing VividCon. It will surely not be as sparkly without you. But I'm happy to hear that you're happy.

I miss you. And I love you :X:X:X