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Tue May 22, 2012, 01:27 PM

Hello everyone! My name is ScreamingMeemie (Laura)

I joined DU in 2003 (as MrsGrumpy) as a 32 year old, frustrated and angry housewife. At the time, my daughter (DUer WannaBeGrumpy) was 12 and my son was 4. I was (still am) a diehard Deaniac and time has made some of those Primary battles seem like fun. Okay...not really. I wove daily DU visits into the fabric of our lives and DU helped turn my Libertarian leaning husband into a more active Dem than I. I have enjoyed meeting DUers in person and have found that we really are nice people, especially in person. In 2007 my husband passed away and the care and concern we received online, and in person, from DU still blows me away. I can never impress how much that meant to me.

Shortly thereafter I went off the deep end a little bit and took a break from DU. But DU stays with a person. I came back as ScreamingMeemie and am glad I made that decision. These days, I am mother to a grown up (*sob)22 year old woman, a 13 year old son and am active in suicide prevention. My favorite group is the Sports forum, where you will often find me advocating for respect in trash talk, the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Tigers. My son is an avid Lions fan (how the heck did that happen?).

My tip is this: I have found that, should you find your blood pressure rising, take a breath, step back, don't post that thing you were going to post, and come back later.

This is an excellent forum. Thank you Skinner, EarlG and elad.

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Reply Hello everyone! My name is ScreamingMeemie (Laura) (Original post)
ScreamingMeemie May 2012 OP
Spazito May 2012 #1
ScreamingMeemie May 2012 #11
Skinner May 2012 #2
ScreamingMeemie May 2012 #12
one_voice May 2012 #3
ScreamingMeemie May 2012 #13
Whisp May 2012 #4
ScreamingMeemie May 2012 #14
yellerpup May 2012 #5
Phentex May 2012 #6
yellerpup May 2012 #7
ScreamingMeemie May 2012 #15
yellerpup May 2012 #19
Behind the Aegis May 2012 #8
ScreamingMeemie May 2012 #16
William769 May 2012 #9
ScreamingMeemie May 2012 #17
HappyMe May 2012 #10
ScreamingMeemie May 2012 #18
Paulie May 2012 #20
ScreamingMeemie May 2012 #21
CottonBear May 2012 #22

Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 01:43 PM

1. Hi ScreamingMeemie!

Last edited Tue May 22, 2012, 05:01 PM - Edit history (1)

It is great to see you here and your advice about stepping back, taking a breath when needed is excellent, I know I have done that at times.



Edited to correct egregious spelling error.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #1)

Tue May 22, 2012, 07:48 PM

11. Hey Spazito!

It's good to see you as well!

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 01:57 PM

2. Hi ScreamingMeemie.

I am glad that DU has been such a comfort to you.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #2)

Tue May 22, 2012, 07:49 PM

12. It has. And I am super grateful that you put up with it when I decided to go on that bender.

It would have been easy to say enough is enough. I appreciate it.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 02:03 PM

3. Hi ScreamingMeemie...

I'm glad you're here!

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Response to one_voice (Reply #3)

Tue May 22, 2012, 07:50 PM

13. Oh yeah...

Well I'm glad you're here!

You are an awesome MIRT team mate!

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 03:33 PM

4. hi Laura!

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Response to Whisp (Reply #4)

Tue May 22, 2012, 07:50 PM

14. Whisp!

Hi

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 03:42 PM

5. Hi, Meemie!

You gave me the best laugh last week in C&B with your 'bowl of dirt' comment. I still smile when I think of it!

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #5)

Tue May 22, 2012, 03:57 PM

6. Me, too!

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Response to Phentex (Reply #6)

Tue May 22, 2012, 04:24 PM

7. +1

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #5)

Tue May 22, 2012, 07:51 PM

15. Thank you so much!

That poster was a bit much. Someone responded to that (now banned) poster with an awesome comment about studies on the feelings of plants.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #15)

Tue May 22, 2012, 08:08 PM

19. Yes, it was as if someone dropped a mouse

into the cat forum. We could have played with him until he begged for death.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 04:30 PM

8. Everybody knows you!



Hey, I was going through some old photos and I found the one of you and your son in the shark jaws. Not the best picture (quality-wise...and you got your eyes shut. LOL), but I couldn't remember if I ever sent it to you.

from Oklahoma!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #8)

Tue May 22, 2012, 07:52 PM

16. That (the day spent with you and yours) was one of the best days I have had in a long time!

I don't think you sent it to me, although I do have a few group shots. We miss you down here! Maybe, sometime when I head up North, we'll veer off a bit for a little stop by to see you.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 04:45 PM

9. I did not know until recently that you were MrsGrumpy.

Thanks for the introduction.

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Response to William769 (Reply #9)

Tue May 22, 2012, 07:53 PM

17. You are welcome.

I wanted to drop the train wreck that had been associated with the name. Also, it gave people the idea that MrG was grumpy...and he really wasn't.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 04:53 PM

10. Well, you learn something new every day!

I didn't know you were MrsGrumpy!

My name is Laura, too.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #10)

Tue May 22, 2012, 07:53 PM

18. Name twins!

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 03:00 PM

20. Hi Laura!

Glad to see ya in a different forum!

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Response to Paulie (Reply #20)

Wed May 23, 2012, 06:22 PM

21. Hi Paulie!

It's good to be here!

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 07:35 PM

22. Hello.

I was so amazed at the support that you and your family received from DU after your husband's passing. I have thought of you so often.

My (44 year old) father died suddenly when I was 17. It was such a traumatic event. I adored him and my world changed forever after his death. Looking back, my mom took care of us (two girls and a boy) while mourning our father/her husband.

You and your children have been on my mind for a while and I was so happy to find that you were still here. I enjoy your posts!

If you're ever in North East Georgia, let's meet up! Our past DU meet ups have included Ulysses, RubyDubyinGA, CatWoman, Mike Malloy and family and Kskiska (sp?) (who was the the first DU poster) among many others

Peace and happiness,

CB

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