I don't know you, but I'd like to.

United States
February 20, 2008 7:03pm CST
I saw that someone else posted a discussion about whether or not you were who you represented yourself as here on mylot. I guess we'll never know really. But it got me to thinking, there are so many cool people on here always ready to offer a smile or an encouraging word and I wish I did personally know some of the people I have come in contact with on this site. So if you wouldn't mind saying, I'd like to know a little bit more about you. Nothing vital that you would consider compromising to your anonimity, just a little bit more about who you are without me having to visit every single profile on this site. For example my name is Katherine, I'm 48. I live in Phoenix, Arizona with my 11 year old son and my boyfriend. I am the mother of 3 children 18, 11 and 9. I love the internet, but I also like scrapbooking, Marilyn Monroe and meeting new people. If you don't find this too invasive I would love to know more about you. If you do find it too invasive, I understand and respect that and you will continue to be a friend on mylot no matter what.
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32 responses
• United States
21 Feb 08
Hi Katherine. Pleasure to meet you. My name is Angela. I am a single mother with 4 children, my girls are 12 and 2 and my boys are 6 and 7. I will be married for the second time to the most wonderful man in the world. I work full time for the federal government but right now I am off due to a workers compensation issue. I've lived in PA, MD, DE, and VA. I will tell you that I am exactly the same way here on myLot as I am in my every day life. One of my best friends introduced me to this site and if I could name her she would vouch for me. Great discussion. I hope you get a lot of responses.
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• United States
21 Feb 08
Thank you so much Angela for responding. I'm glad to meet you too and now that we know just that little bit more about each other, now when we post comments on one anothers discussions, its just that much more easy to relate to one another. I hope you aren't off work for too long unless you want to be of course. Thanks for sharing.
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@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Hi Katherine, good subject a chance to get to know a few folks better. I am Deea, also know as Dee and my birth name is Delores. Most people do not remember that name. I have 3 grown children, My oldest son is 26, my daughter is 24, and my youngest son is 22. They are all living on their own, my daughter is married. My youngest son is moving to California this July for school. I am divorced and for the 1st time in life living on my own, I really have found I like it alot. No boy friends, not looking for one either,like I said I really like being on my own. Not having to answer to anyone is a beautiful thing*smiles* I work at a local Tavern, alot like Cheers, where everyone knows my name lmao...It is fun. I use to be part owner and GM of a Cafe a few years back, I loved it and think it might be fun to do again. But the hours were killer, I make way more money here and not near the stress. I have many friends and family so my life is full, my hobbies are several crafts,reading,hanging on the net,fishing, going for walks when the weather permitts, oh and gardening, can't waite for spring , so I can get back outside to plant. There you have it me in a comment shell.
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• United States
21 Feb 08
Thanks Deea. I'm really glad you shared. Although I enjoy my time with my boyfriend and son, I can only imagine how nice it would be to have leisure time of your own. Sounds like you keep yourself really busy though. Where in California is your son moving to?
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@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
21 Feb 08
He is going to move to LA, he wants to be a Audio engineer. I am glad he is going to school, but at the same time worried because he will be so far away. He has a friend who is in the same program and can help him out, with getting settled in and started. I may have to take a trip next year too Cali. I will visit him and my oldest sister if she is still there. She is a traveling nurse, her assignment right now is in Santa maria.
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• United States
21 Feb 08
I lived in northern California for over 19 years. In Santa Rosa, are you familiar with it?
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• United States
21 Feb 08
I like this discussion. Thanks. I'm ashley and I'm 21 from Indiana. I have a five month old baby her name is sophia . Shes my life! I'm a single mom and I work full time. My favorite band is dave matthews and my favorite shows are greys anatomy and nip tuck..
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• United States
21 Feb 08
Thanks Ashley. I love the name Sophia and what a beautiful age. I admire you greatly. I know its not easy being a single mom. I watch Greys Anatomy too, but I think its kind of strange. Different from alot of shows. Do you like CSI? Thanks for sharing and give your baby a big hug.
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• United States
21 Feb 08
I like CSI a little bit. but its not really my thing as you can tell I like more of those medical shows lol
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• United States
21 Feb 08
Thanks for the friend request. I added you straight away.
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@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Hi Katherine, my name is Missy and I have 5 children they are 9,8,6,5,&4. I have 3 beautiful girls and 2 handsome boys. My girls are 9,5,&4, my sons are 8&6. I'm a soccer mom and a volunteer coach for me and my friends kids soccer team. I love to read and be on the internet, I'm truly a book worm and a work aholic when I'm not laid off and I love to do things with my family and friends. I hope that you have a great time on mylot we're a great group of people who truly like a good debate at times. Have a nice day.
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• United States
21 Feb 08
Thanks Missy. Wow you must really have your hands full. Although I grew up with 4 sisters and a brother and somehow it never seemed to be too much. But I can only assume that is why your user id is bellaofchaos. LOL. I used to be a bookworm when I was young, but once I had children that seemed to go straight out of the window. Thanks for taking the time to share with both myself and anyone else that reads this post.
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• United States
21 Feb 08
that is exactly why I have Bellaofchaos as a user name. I get in a good book when I get to take a bath and relax LOL.. I hope you have a nice day talk to you later.
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@Jemina (5779)
21 Feb 08
It's interesting because I was thinking the same thing the other day. People here on myLot seems to be just the perfect friends you wanna have. As what I have observed, people can be what they really want to be in the virtual world of computers. Here there are no apprehensions of getting rejected in front of your nose. You cannot afford to be shy because you're not facing real people. This is the wonderful world of internet.
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• United States
21 Feb 08
I couldn't agree with you more. I think thats why I have more friends here than I do in real life. Thanks for responding.
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@Jemina (5779)
9 Mar 08
Same here, in real life I can count my friends with the fingers on my one hand only. But online? Oh, my Buddha! I've got tons. And mind you, we always communicate with each other :-D Something I can't possibly do for real.
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
21 Feb 08
yes i am a cool person just make a fun with people i am always love to see smile on people faces, infact i am also making you laugh because your one of good human being. Any you have asked valuble question. give message add me as a friend if you accept. thank you have a nice day..
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• United States
21 Feb 08
I would be more than glad to add you as a friend. Thank you for asking.
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@mummymo (23707)
21 Feb 08
I know a lot of people don't like divulgong personal info on open forum but I certainly don't mind as i am pretty much open and honest about myself and my life anyway! Nice to meet you again Katherine! I am Morag , 38 from Stirling in Central Scotland. I live with my partner of over 10 years and my 2 childrenNiall who is 14 and Niamh who is 6! I trained in Nursery Nursing (care of children from 0-8) used to work in a large computer company and laterally have worked in my local pub for 11 years although i have been unable to work for the last year or so. I love children, even my own most of the time and believe in seeing the best in people and trying to understand where they come from! Hope to chat more soon! xxx
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 08
Don't forget being a day and night nurse to injured, hurt and upset wolves! Being a counselor, friend and loving and doting sister xxx
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• United States
21 Feb 08
Yes, you always have good and positive things to say about everyone and apparently according to other remarks received on this post I am not the only one that thinks so. Interesting choice of names for your children. Do they mean anything specifically. Your name is also different. Does it have a special meaning? I wish I had that kind of patience with children, but I seem to only have tolerance for my own. I look forward to chatting more with you also and I mean that sincerely.
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@mummymo (23707)
21 Feb 08
Aww wolfie darling you are so sweet! I will always be there for you as you know I adore you and you are so right I do dote on you! xxx
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 08
I think I have been more than revealing don't you LOL! I don't think there really is much about me that you don't know already? I could write pages as you know I get carried away when responding and I have to hold back sometimes, I like to get my teeth into a discussion. I think the easiest thing is to ask me anything about me and I will tell you honestly. How's that?
@mummymo (23707)
21 Feb 08
I have a question sweety - how much do you love me? lol Only kidding just had to ask something! xxxx
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 08
On a scale from 1 to 20 with 20 being the highest, you rank as 21 LOL! xxxxxhugxxxx
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@mummymo (23707)
21 Feb 08
Awww gee baby bro you are the best and I love you thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much! hee hee hee xxx
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Feb 08
well that was cool..you are a very sincere person here and likes to make friends as well ..ok im belen 45,from the phil.got 4 children ages 26,25,22 and19 one boy and 3 dayughters and my husband is working in a govt. agency and im working freelance as a bookkeeper ..
• United States
22 Feb 08
Belen is an interesting name. Do you know what it means? I'm glad you liked the post and I am sincere in wanting to know more about the people here that I talk to everyday. It makes it just that more meaningful for me.
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Feb 08
it is just a nickname..my true name is evelyn..maybe its means light or im not really sure since i forgot what it really means its in tip of my tonque..lol
• United States
21 Feb 08
My name is June and am 58 years young. I am married and have been for 35 years to the same man. We met and married in Incirlik AFB, Turkey. I was stationed there and met him and we started dating and then we tied the knot. We have one boy and he has three children, my grandkids. I live in Mascoutah, Illinois and work at a After School Program. I love working with kids and we get along fabulously. My grandkids ages are 10, 12 and thirteen. One boy and two girls. They spend one Friday a month at my house and I love to have them there with me. I love soft music such as New Era, Yanni, and also sound tracks and movie from when I was younger. This is a nice discussion and I like the idea of getting to know people just a little bit better. So here is a hi to you and glad to meet you.
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• United States
21 Feb 08
I love Yanni, but I haven't heard anything by him in years. Maybe I'm just not listening in the right places. I used to listen to him on a long drive or to unwind after work. He sure is gorgeous. What branch of the service were you in? I grew up in the Air Force. My father was a "lifer" having been in 27 years.
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• United States
21 Feb 08
I was in the Air Force and loved it. My husband was also in the Air Force and spent 20 years, 5 months in it. While being in the Air Force I went to Texas, Colorado, Florida , Turkey and Minot. I made friends where ever I went and enjoyed it very much. I also think Yanni is a very handsome man and his music is out of this world. I have a DVD than my son bought me for Christmas of one of Yanni's concert. I love it and watch it often. Well, I got to get off the computer now. Been on here for about four hours and need to get some things done and my husbands dinner ready for him when he gets off of work. Talk to you later. sunshinelady
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• China
22 Feb 08
Hi Katherine, nice to meet you. My English name is Doris, from China. I am 41 years old, a teacher in a university. I have a son. We can only have one child because of the birth control policy in our country. I do want to have another child, but I can't. One child in one family is a bit lonely. Reading your posts and the responses from your friends reminds me of the wonderful travel to USA I had in 2007.
• United States
22 Feb 08
Hi Doris. That seems so tragic that you would want to have another child, but cannot. I didn't realize that they imposed those kind of restrictions where you live. Any chance that you may be able to move to the United States in the future and fulfill your dream of having another child?
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
21 Feb 08
yes, this is a great topic. we would like to know a little about the people we have come in contact with. for me, well i'm 23, nepalese living in singapore. i have a son 5 and am expecting a gal late mar. i love to try free ventures to make money online and love reading books esp romantic thrillers. it's great knowing more about you too especially since you're one of my favourite people who post interesting topics. thanks and have a great day.
• United States
21 Feb 08
Well thank you so much. Its quite a compliment to know I'm one of your favorite people. That made my morning. You must be very excited about having a girl. And March isn't that far away. Its getting so close. Are you getting nervous? How do you think your son will like having a baby sister?
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
22 Feb 08
yes it is getting close. i am nervous yes, but i can't wait for the babe to come out now too. hehehe impatient you could say. as for my son, well i guess he is going to have days where he will get some spanking i guess. he's not that bad right now but i can't really say how it will be when his new baby sister comes along. but according to how he is now, i think he will be ok and all but we can't be too sure. take care and yes, i'm not flattering you. you are one of my few favourite people here.
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• United States
22 Feb 08
My son had a hard time when his little sister came along and he was a little devil to be sure. Now though, they couldn't be any closer. They love each other very much. Once again thanks so much on the compliment. I really mean that. It means so much.
@littleone3 (2065)
21 Feb 08
Hi Katherine. My name is Lisa. I am 35 years old. I am from the uk. I am mum to 5 children.4 boys ageed 16,14,7 and 22 months and one girl who will be 11 next month. I enjoy reading and playing computer games also love to cook. I do volunteer work at a local chairty shop 3 afternoons a week. I am engaged to Kevin.
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• United States
21 Feb 08
Congratulations on your engagement. Where in the UK do you live. I was born in Northolt and later spent time in Bicester, England. I left in 1977 though and haven't been back since.
21 Feb 08
Thank you. I live in a town called Hemel Hempstead which is 22 miles north of London.
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• United States
22 Feb 08
I can't believe it. I actually remember Hemel Hempstead. I don't know why, but that name is very familiar to me. I must have visited at some point or another.
• United States
21 Feb 08
Hi Katherine. My name is Dixie. I guess you are now wondering why my username is betsyraeduke if my name is Dixie. Well, my all time favorite tv show is the "Dukes of Hazzard". Sometimes, for fun, I write Dukes of Hazzard fanfiction. Betsy-rae Duke is a fanfic character that I made up. Coincidently, I just recently moved from Phoenix, AZ to Woodstock, GA. I grew up in a small town in Michigan. I have lived in Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Arizona and now, Georgia. I do not plan to make any more major moves, Georgia is where I plan to stay. I have two children, both boys. They are ages 6years and 7years. I enjoy playing games with my kids, playing on the internet, hanging out with friends, scrapbooking, arts and crafts, reading, writing and karaoke, just to name a few things. My favorite comedian is Jeff Foxworthy. My favorite actor is John Schneider. When it comes to music I mostly enjoy country and 80's rock. Some of my favorite singers and or bands are Areosmith, Deff Leppard, Poison, Bon Jovi, Pat Benetar, Sugarland, Gretchin Wilson, George Straight, Reba McEntire, Mark Wills, Rascal Flatts and Patty Loveless. I also like making new friends. If you would like to get to know me better, you can reach me on MSN or Yahoo messenger. My MSN addy is: hazzard.girl@hotmail.com My Yahoo addy is: hazzard_girl_01@yahoo.com (yeah, as you can see, I'm a major Dukes of Hazzard nut! hahaha!) Take care and have a great day!
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• United States
21 Feb 08
Hi Dixie. Why did you move from Phoenix if you don't mind me asking? Georgia must be quite a change from Phoenix. I've never been there and have no idea what its like. I remember the Dukes of Hazard but I don't think I've known anyone to be such a great fan. I like some of the 80's groups that you like too. I love Aerosmith and have seen them twice. In fact, funny enough its my belief that I got pregnant with my daughter the night that I last saw them. LOL. I will be sure to add you to my contacts. Thanks for sharing your address and time with me. I look forward to talking some more.
• United States
21 Feb 08
I don't mind at all. For one thing, I never planned to stay in Phoenix to begin with. My husband and I went there for a little while because my husband's mother lives there...I don't care for Arizona. I grew up in Michigan. That is where I lived most of my life. I have also lived in Illinois and Wisconsin as I stated...So a few things that I am very particular about, I like nice green grass in my yard as opposed to rocks, lol. I like plenty of trees with big fluffy leaves, such as oak, maple, etc. as opposed to palm trees...Also, desert climate does not agree with me, dry heat makes me feel as though I am sufficating...We chose to move to Georgia for the following reasons...One, we both wanted to live somewhere that did not get bitter cold in winter, or at least didn't get that way very often. By bitter cold, I mean like below zero tempertures like we get in Michigan or Illinois...Also, I have a good friend who lives here who has been trying to get me to come here for quite a while...My husband said he didn't care where he went as long as it was warm and he could hunt and fish...which he can do here and it is warm...so this is where we be...We will not be making any more major moves as our kids are in kindergarten and first grade and so we feel it is high time we settle down.
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• United States
21 Feb 08
I know what you mean about the dirt and rocks. It sure isn't the aesthetically pleasing place to live. The only good thing is that you can see the sky, because there is no trees in the way.
@ellie333 (21018)
21 Feb 08
Hi My name is Ellie I am nearly 45 live in England, have three children, two daughters aged 21 and 16 and a young son of 4 (just yesterday was his birthday) I am a working single parent and enjoy the beach, which is a walk away, reading, having fun with friends and family and ofcourse myLot! Ellie :D
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• United States
21 Feb 08
Hi Ellie, I think perhaps you and I have talked previously and I told you that I used to live in England. I can't remember though which part you said you were from. Excuse my lack of memory. Happy birthday to your son. I hope you had a great time celebrating.
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@ellie333 (21018)
21 Feb 08
Yes we did speak before, can't remmber the discussion though. I think you said you were from the London area, Northolt was it. I grew up in Surrey but I now live in Devon. Ellie :D
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• Philippines
21 Feb 08
I'm Kathleen.I'm 20 years old and I'm from Pasig City,Philippines.I still live with my parents and siblings aged 23 and 10.I'm still in college taking up a bachelor of arts in communications.I love writing,singing,acting,drawing,hanging out with friends,and surfing the net.I also love nature and animals especially dogs and cats.I love encountering people too.
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• United States
21 Feb 08
Hi Kathleen. We have similar names. Good for you, going to college must keep you pretty busy. What is your career choice?
• Philippines
25 Feb 08
I'm planning to have a business-related career since I'm business oriented.
@rsa101 (24173)
• Philippines
21 Feb 08
Hi there I somehow got your attention before in one of your post and eventually everytime you post something new and interesting I somehow compelled to respond. I do not know what compelled me to. Well I am Roel I live in the Philippines, married and have one son 5 years old. I love the internet too amongst all the vices I have LOL.
• United States
21 Feb 08
Thank you. Roel is an interesting name. One I don't think I have heard before. What does it mean if you don't mind me asking?
@rsa101 (24173)
• Philippines
21 Feb 08
Oh its a combination of my first and second name my real name actually is [ro]lando ari[el].
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@pergammano (7691)
• Canada
22 Feb 08
Northern greetings, Katharine! First of all, love Phoenix! You are in one beautiful part of the world. My name is Shirley, I am a young 60 years old. I say young,because I feel young. My 2 small businesses keep me outdoors/indoors! I have owned my own Nursery/Landscaping business since 1989. 3 yrs ago, I finished a 5 yr. apprenticeship as a tiler! I have one wonderful son, he is 28! I live on a small island off the coast of British Columbia..should say Southern coast! Have lived here for 29 yrs. I have been divorced for 16 yrs. & loving it. Have own home (well, me & the bank) on 3 acres. 2.5 miles to the ocean on either side of me. I have 3 of my own pets, and foster a multitude. And I think at one time or other I am home to every deer & racoon here. My son & a multitude of his friends come home every second weekend, we just recently bought a boat together! Spend a lot of time exploring! Just love your flora and fauna! Nice meeting you & now I have a better insight to the lovely/brilliant person at the end of the computer.
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• United States
22 Feb 08
Thank you. Hi Shirley. I loved your post. Very thorough which gave me a better glimpse of a new friend. How wonderful that your son and yourself bought a boat together. That must be so much fun, although I personally am a bit afraid of the water and therefore a bit distrusting of boats. An interesting choice of career fields, particularly for a female, but my hat is off to you for pursuing what it is you wanted to do. I look forward to many more chats.
@yannycui (377)
• China
22 Feb 08
Hi, I am Yannycui. I am from China and working in an job market. I got my MBA degree in Wright State Univeristy ,Ohio. I love movies, chat with clever persons, taste good food and shopping. And thanks for your comments on my response and your encourage.
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• United States
22 Feb 08
Hi Yannycui. How wonderful that you got your degree here in the United States. My mother lives in Ohio and I lived there briefly, but honestly wouldn't want to return. I am always glad to return comments and offer encouragement.
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
22 Feb 08
Sure! Cindy I am 37. I have a 4 year old daughter. A wonderful hubby. Living in Missouri. I am a movie buff. I work from home.And my feet will never be warm again!
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• United States
22 Feb 08
LOL. Sorry to hear about your cold feet Cindy, but its wonderful to meet you. What kind of movies do you enjoy most?