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trying to reach the elusive 100 + on the scale [May. 18th, 2008|09:24 pm]

Hyde doing his Bill Kaulitz impersonation runs & hides from TH fans

ahh pardon my inside joke among L'arc fans - a few are spitting bullets as a result of France 2's live report on the band's recent concert in Paris - "They are dreaming of being famous like Tokio Hotel" I have nothing against Tokio Hotel - I just found the comment rather humorous- perhaps it's just my pain meds talking ^.~...

Speaking of pain meds, I was discouraged to find that I've lost weight and my last weigh in at the doctor's office was 99 lbs. >.< I've been having a hard time with eating lately - lots of gas & pain which makes eating difficult & painful. I'm hoping it's just my body adjusting to having so many nips & tucks - - but considering all my reconstruction, I'm blessed to be able to eat at all~ :) pardon my whining..

It really isn't hard for me to find the blessings in my life each day - but sometimes things make it truly obvious. I went to a memorial service for my Aunt Janet. While my father came from a family of 12 siblings, my mom's family was a bit smaller - 3 siblings. Her younger brother Tony & his wife Janet had 8 children. They divorced after 30 years of marriage - but it was the friendliest divorce I've ever known. They continued to work together everday & were there for each other in the greatest tragedies a parent can know - Of their 8 children (7 boys & 1 girl) they lost 4 boys (2 to suicide, 1 to aids, and the most recent was found dead on the street).

My Aunt's health was failing - she had emphysema & lung cancer. During her last hospital stay, she & my uncle were planning to remarry. She wanted to get remarried on the date of their original wedding day - but as her health was quickly declining, they decided to remarry in the ICU. My Aunt couldn't speak - but her daughter told me she was absolutely beaming & happy. After the wedding, she had hospice care set up at her house - and she died 3 days after she left the hospital.. but she died on their original wedding date! Life had gone full circle - she & Tony was each other's one & only.

Peace & Hugs -

[User Picture]From: lauraorganasolo
2008-05-19 03:24 am (UTC)
Hyde doing his Bill Kaulitz impersonation runs & hides from HT fans

Well I lol'd. XD

Two years and you're still recovering, poor Helayne. :- ( Discussing your continuing rehabilitation is definitely not whining, not after all that you've been through!

The story about your Aunt Janet was really touching. m(-______-)m Thank you for sharing that. My condolences as well.
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[User Picture]From: bemygoodday
2008-05-19 04:08 am (UTC)
First, I know I'm being over-emotional, but reading about your aunt made me cry. It's really touching the way life works out sometimes, especially when it's been a bumpy ride.

Besides that-

Ha ha! I'm a TH fan myself, but still LOLed, PLUS WTF?? I didn't know someone had said that about L'Arc and find it humerus as well. I like TH, but no-one out stripes L'Arc in my mind! ... I'm out of the fandom loop!

In real life though... what is Hyde doing? It reminds me of those kids I see whose parents don't wipe their faces after they drank Kool Aid. You know the ones.

You have every right to whine. Here, have some veggie cheese ^_~
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[User Picture]From: angelic_candy
2008-05-19 12:28 pm (UTC)
I'm getting goose bumps while reading your entry.
It's really touchy.
Sometimes it seems like life strikes us full force. I still try to believe that there's a reason for happenings like that.
May your family be blessed with more good fortune!
My best thoughts and prayers are going out to you!
*hugz you tightly*
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[User Picture]From: peace2you
2008-05-19 02:43 pm (UTC)
Prayers for your health, and for your family.
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[User Picture]From: violetcloud
2008-05-19 05:01 pm (UTC)
1. oh man that photo is scary
2. >_< im sorry to hear about your weight problems too. please take care of yourself. i'd say eat a big meaty lasagna but that's just my own stomach talking D8;;;
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[User Picture]From: faded_poetry
2008-05-19 09:12 pm (UTC)
at first i lol-ed at the inside joke.
but then i read about your aunt janet... its very humbling to hear about love and life like this. its very sad that she's gone, but at the same time here, reading about how she and her husband went through so much together and still ended up being wound tightly to each other's lives, it warms my heart.

i hope you feel better and will be able to eat lots soon! =)

my friend, who's suffering from depression once told me, yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery and today is a gift.
makes me count my blessings too.
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[User Picture]From: 4am_secret
2008-05-21 12:51 am (UTC)
Wow, I had no idea that there was so much upset over something like that :/ I can kind of get where they're coming from - at least from the perspective of the French media right now, they're not used to seeing something like this or this for any other band at the moment, heh. Their level of fame there has reached phenomenal levels~

(But for the record, you don't need to run and hide from me, anyway XP ♥ And I don't know if I ever posted about it, but I thought you would be interested to know that awhile ago when Bill was sick and having surgery, I sent him a copy of Hyde's Faith album... I think he would really love him ^.^)

And that is a touching story about your aunt *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2008-05-21 02:40 am (UTC)
*chu* There really wasn't a big upset - (and in all honesty, if I were to ask any guy & his dog down the street what they thought of L'arc OR Tokio Hotel, they would reply with "WHO? WHAT?") :)

I remember reading about you sending out a Faith CD - & perhaps you missed my post there's a kind of hush - I was truly touched..

I don't know how many people attend the L'arc Paris concert- but perhaps the level of fame is a point well taken
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[User Picture]From: 4am_secret
2008-05-21 03:00 am (UTC)
AHHH! I never saw that! Awwwwwwww, I'm all teary-eyed :) *giant hugs* And hehe, nice choice for the Bill picture, I made that XD

That's so good to know... there's been drama and yuckiness lately in the TH fandom, I would be so sad to know that there's more between the two :/ I am an idealist and I want my fandoms to love each other :)

Oh, I'll bet it was huge! Seems like it was going to be, anyway, I know quite a few French Tokio Hotel fans who were going and were very excited~

I actually think that, as oddly worded as it was, the reporter who made that comment about Tokio Hotel probably meant it as a compliment. Considering how huge they are there, comparing the popularity to that of L'Arc could be a good sign for L'Arc! :)
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[User Picture]From: doap
2008-05-21 08:57 am (UTC)
LOL Hyde looks like he has a strawberry allergy in the first pic!!!
love the last pic too

that thing about Tokio Hotel... i'm sooooooooo ashamed to be french (>_<)
here TH is the number 1 "androgynous" rockband among teenagers, so it's just an easy self-centered comparison.

my condolences to your family. somehow it's a beautiful story that your Aunt & Uncle lived together.

i hope pain goes away soon and you're able to eat everything you like!
+ pls feel free to complain, you're going through hard times and your friends are here to support you *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2008-05-21 02:20 pm (UTC)
^-^ *chu*

Some good friends on my list really love TH - so I'm happy they have found such success - I've read about TH being popular in Israel from the lovely evening_rose - & when I read about fans in Israel loving a German band -- like fans in Korea loving L'arc ... it just makes my heart sing , pardon me if that sounds simplistic & corny

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My Aunt & Uncle's love story is so tragic yet wonderful ---
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2008-05-23 03:22 pm (UTC)
On Liv's board - shortykun from the French Lark fan site made a comment:

For those who didn't knew that, France 2's Live report about L'arc concert in Paris was kind of insulting.
They obviously didn't know at all the subject.

"They are dreaming of being famous like tokyo hotel"...
Anyway, www.laruku.fr members did sent tons of emails to the channel to tell them how wrong & bad that report was.
Today, the channel decided to fix this with a 15minutes minimum tv show about L'arc~en~ciel.

I have not seen or heard the report myself - Thanks to the lovely
Celine's doap comment in this thread - it sounds like Tokio
Hotel is crazy popular there - so perhaps France 2's comments weren't

Far off the mark? ^.~!

Thanks for you good wishes - You are in my daily thoughts & prayers, hoping you are feeling well
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