A letter (now with comments!)

Apr 20, 2009

#The Liberal Years

It is 1:15AM on Monday morning. My husband is at work. He went in to “finish something up” and ended up staying a bit.

I can’t sleep when he’s not here.

So I finished a project, a personal project, that acted as a thought process. I always code when I’m feeing troubled, or anxious, or uncertain. Code makes sense. It’s logic. It is ones and zeros. It’s my zen.

So I redid my website.


And as I sit here, wondering if I should try to sleep or wait for my husband, I open one of my old journals looking for a memoir to write. There are so many journals, so many memories, so many really bad poems.

Tonight, though, I open to a printed page taped in my journal. It’s an email I printed out from Tuesday, February 29, 2000:

“Dearest Leslie,

It seems an eternity since last we spoke.  My hopes lie in that you are faring well. I fear the worst for my well being if this silence lasts one moment longer.  Sparing your soul the agonizing descriptions of the depths of despair from which my feelings well, I cannot divulge the extent of my madness. Fear not, I breathlessly await your return.  Ten days hence, Until then…

    Yours forever,
    Mrs. Flinger”

I smile. It’s nice to be waited on. I will wait.

I will always wait.



  1. Testing?! Wooohoo!

    Because *some developer* went to bed entirely too late. Cough.

    By Mrs. Flinger on 2009 04 20

  2. Oh it’s so pretty!  do mine!

    By Karen Sugarpants on 2009 04 20

  3. Your site is purdy. (And weren’t you the hottie in high school!)

    By Matthew on 2009 04 20

  4. Very, very prettiful—is he home, yet?

    By Liz@thisfullhouse on 2009 04 20

  5. Love the new look!

    Also, left you an award on my page: http://www.texasredbooks.com/2009/04/new-awards-and-moving-news.html

    By TexasRed on 2009 04 20

  6. So totally the purveyor of sexy code.


    <3 it!


    PS: you wrote yerself a sexy hot letter?  Did you get some?  You know… from yerself? Heheheheh.

    By Sarcastic Mom on 2009 04 20

  7. and you code too?  i think you just might be perfect!  coding is a foreign language to me.  i don’t get it at all.  i need a coding for dummies book.  better yet i’ll just call on my coding friends if i ever decide to break out of the blogger site.  i fear anything but blogger, because i’m a wimp like that!

    By natalie on 2009 04 20

  8. Beautiful, love it!
    Your man has a more-than-passing resemblance to Leo DiCaprio, in the HS one and the mid-post one.  :D

    By Al_Pal on 2009 04 21

  9. When you talk about coding, it makes me so HOT.

    Your site looks so purdy!  Nice coding.

    By Jennifer on 2009 04 21

  10. Love the new look.  Talent, my friend, pure talent.

    By Darla on 2009 04 21

  11. Leslie, LOVE the new look.  A lot. Very nicely done and great advertising for your abilities!


    By Tina@SendChocolate on 2009 04 24

  12. oh and your code, she is SEXAY.


    By Tina@SendChocolate on 2009 04 24

  13. I think this is the best one yet, although I still liked those tiny feet in your flip flops.

    By Oma Flinger on 2009 04 25