Spike? It's you. It's really you! My therapist thought I was holding on to false hope, but…I knew you'd come back. You're like…you're like Gandalf the White, resurrected from the pit of the Balrog, more beautiful than ever. Oh…he's alive Frodo. He's alive.

Andrew ,'Damage'


ita's thread

A place where we can talk about ita, miss ita, and share information about memorials. The hugging started over here in Natter.


Dana - Dec 24, 2022 1:55:46 pm PST #3086 of 3143
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

I went in to add a new shipping address for a Christmas purchase on Etsy, and I still have amyth's in there from the year I was her secret santa.


DavidS - Dec 24, 2022 5:39:53 pm PST #3087 of 3143
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

and I still have amyth's in there from the year I was her secret santa.

Pang.

I was Ouise's Secret Santa one year. I sent her the Gorey Dracula paper stage set.

The WFMU lunchbox I got from Tom as my Secret Santa is prominently displayed at the new house.

The Judy Garland box I got from Laura one year is on temporary loan to a friend who was going through a tough stretch and is a huge Judy fan.


Dana - Dec 25, 2022 9:49:19 am PST #3088 of 3143
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

I sent amyth Hedwig earrings from her Etsy wishlist and a little compact from the New Orleans art museum.


brenda m - Dec 25, 2022 10:37:20 am PST #3089 of 3143
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there

I had just met a guy who did animal portraits at a benefit and for Secret Santa I reached out and had him do a sketch of Amyth’s Lulu, who had passed recently. I think that was my favorite Santa.


javachik - Dec 27, 2022 1:59:29 pm PST #3090 of 3143
Our wings are not tired.

She LOVED that portrait, Brenda. Well done!!


Laura - Jan 04, 2023 5:44:44 am PST #3091 of 3143
Our wings are not tired.

I always remember ita's birthday because she shares it with my sister. Not the only day of the year when I think of her, but a day I always think of her. Just a couple days ago I saw a young man resting in front of a Jamaican grocery drinking a Ting, and I smiled.


Jesse - Jan 11, 2023 4:00:28 pm PST #3092 of 3143
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

The NYTimes crossword puzzle has "Ankh-carrying goddess" as a clue today, which of course made me think of ita.


Toddson - May 10, 2023 1:18:25 pm PDT #3093 of 3143
Friends don't let friends read "Atlas Shrugged"

I saw the photos of Harvey Guillen at the Met Gala and, at first, thought he was wearing pink gingham. I don't think he was, but he'd be a worthy addition to the Pink Gingham Junta, wouldn't he.


Steph L. - May 10, 2023 1:49:41 pm PDT #3094 of 3143
this mess was yours / now your mess is mine

It wasn't pink gingham, but he did look spectacular at the Met Gala, and I think he'd be darling in pink gingham.


-t - May 10, 2023 2:37:23 pm PDT #3095 of 3143
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

And we know he can do a spectacular fight scene.