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Jeruba
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  • Last visit: March 1st, 2014
  • Joined: November 10th, 2008

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On hiatus from Nov. 20, 2013 onward.

Stopping in on March 1st to wish Auggie the best. Fluther’s never had a better friend.

It’s going to be a long while before I log in again. The only messages I can see from outside are public ones.

Be well, jelllies.

—Jeruba

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Reader, editor, sometime writer. New England born and bred, schooled in the Northeast (with an interlude in the Midwest). My parents were academics. Married a Northern Californian and reside in the Bay Area. Occasional freelancer, mostly retired.

Some People I Admire
(in no particular order)

The Dalai Lama, C.S. Lewis, Peter Schickele, Edgar Allan Poe, Bob Dylan, Jean-François Champollion, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Stephen Jay Gould, Stephen Hawking, Shakyamuni Buddha, Yo-Yo Ma, Luciano Pavarotti, Pete Seeger, Itzhak Perlman, Michael Krasny, Fred Rogers, Claude Monet, Joseph Campbell, Akira Kurasawa

Fields of Knowledge

English, books, literature, language, words, grammar, editing, writing, newsletters, psychology, personal relationships

My Avatar

My avatar images are photos of actress Cate Blanchett, usually altered in some way. She does not, for instance, wear a jellyfish on her head, or a turkey, or a basket of spring flowers. I like to think that if she were ever to see the way I’ve toyed with her photos, she would laugh.

When I joined in 2008, I didn’t expect to stay. My name and avatar choices were made quickly and with little thought. I chose Cate Blanchett’s image as my avatar because of her film role as Queen Elizabeth I; that’s what came up when I googled “warrior queen.” “Jeruba” is an imaginary character I played in an ancient RPG a long time ago. However, Cate’s images as Elizabeth are grim-looking; I prefer a smile. So I started to branch out.

I never really intended to assume the face of a glamorous actress who does not resemble me, but there it is.

 

On hiatus 6/2/12 to 8/2/12.
On hiatus 11/4/11 to 12/14/11.

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Yetanotheruser's avatar Yetanotheruser said

I’m really glad you enjoyed it.

October 5th, 2013

gailcalled's avatar gailcalled said

How about diagraming these two sentences?

“I don’t want to eat more candy, my arteries are clogging already, or buy gift wrap, I rarely wrap, or any other crap thing they sell. As far as begging, well, in a way I prefer to give $20 directly to the cause than pay $20 for the crappy giftwrap and only $10 goes to the school.”

My arteries are clogging, in 4/4 time. I am rathering to be in Philadelphia.

September 7th, 2013

Tropical_Willie's avatar Tropical_Willie said

Regarding your answer:
Thanks for yor answer.

July 21st, 2013

augustlan's avatar augustlan said

Yay! Congrats on 40k!

March 23rd, 2013

2davidc8's avatar 2davidc8 said

I have the answer about the singing baby. See the OP if you’re still interested. Enjoy.

December 24th, 2012