These are selected entries from the olden days. They stretch back to the time when blogs were called online journals. They predate the July 2002 piracy of my domain, when the site was called Gwentown, and before that, when it was called "How to Be a Trailer Trash Housewife" and variations on that theme. Sometimes I want to delete them, because they don't always represent who I am at any given moment. But I leave them up for posterity, and to keep myself honest.
I wrote my first entry ever on June 29, 1997, way back when I was still a lonely housewife living in a blue mobile home.
12-20 Helpful Hints for Coping with Bullshit 11-17 Making Lemons into Angry, Sugar-Free Lemonade 9-26 It's almost cold today. 8-5 [the porn entry] 7-18 Things I Hate 5-20 Advice for Writers 4-5 Never Hit on a Voluptuous Woman with Long Highlighted Hair Who Used to Be a Fat Woman with Short Brown Hair... Unless You Can Make Her Laugh 3-4 I like to have things. 2-23 correction [or, How Online Journaling Became Blogging]
12-20 in Beaumont, Texas 9-26 marriage and financial advice 8-3 the fortune teller who has haunted me for a while now 6-26 bug obsession 5-20 readymade 4-29 my children 2-20 a musical interlude 2-16 wisdom teeth
11-30 The Question Game 10-16 and 10-20 two bits from October 9-28 hair trauma, career angst, good boyfriend 5-21 low-carb blues 4-6 my son becoming a man 3-22 K-Mart special 2-27 Galadriel's struggle against evil
8-9 self-torture at The Body Shop 5-8 Spider-Man 4-12 in which Gwen uses the C-word to comic yet tragic yet poignant effect 2-14 We Want to Be a Millionaire 1-16 conjunctivitis 1-13 phone, crossdresser, phone 1-10 restaurants, elevators
12-8 no love, just money 11-28 People will say this one's funny. 7-29 Being a single mother still isn't easy. Hmm. 7-23 Being a single mother isn't easy, but we're not starving or anything. 6-10 the flood and tiresome jerks 2-24 I'm the butterfly -- get it? 2-18 special guest writer
(11-27 I left my husband of eight years and moved back to Houston.) 9-17 not that maudlin old Vassar story again 9-13 good advice 5-12 read this one with your 20/20 Hindsight Specs on 5-1 in which Gwen's child gets lost at the park 3-14 camping