Hear Me Out by Laura Jimenez
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Mon, 23 Mar 1998 03:51:02 -0800

I really enjoyed your little story about the flesh eating thing. I laughed out loud. It reminded me of the time when I was in elementary school. I would be home sick in bed having nothing to watch on tv except the afternoon news and the soaps, which I hated. Well, don't you know it, I would hear about some kind of disease with similar symptoms that I was having so I would be totally frightend that I had the latest illness. I wouldn't tell anyone because I didn't want to scare them. A week later I'd be back at school; healthy, of course... no incurable disease that week!


P. Greenside

Hear Me Out

Sat, 21 Feb 1998 03:49:03 -0500

Just wanted to say that I really enjoy the column. I came across it over Xmas and was crossing my fingers that you'd write some more. It one of very few columns I've come across on the net that's worth reading, and isn't just a repeat of a print column.




Fri, 20 Feb 1998 23:58:45 -0600

Hi Laurie,

I enjoy your sense of humour. Also your true sense of integrity. Keep up the good work.


HEAR ME OUT - 02/08/98

Wed, 11 Feb 1998 18:45:13

Happy you're writing again, Laura... Hope all is well with you.



Fri, 6 Feb 1998 10:47:43 EST

From: Cueious

I was curious. Although an interesting and self-disclosing column, I failed to find it very funny. Thanks anyway.

Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 19:24:43 -0500

From: "Christopher Vise" <cobainpatsy@email.msn.com>

I loved your page. My husband and I have a website where we post a featured site of the week. This week he asked me to write the review. Well after much grumbling on my part I sat down to view your site. After only viewing the first article and drawing my subsequent pig, I fell in love with your wit. Chris and I have always been fond of lesbians. If I knew why well I would probably analyze the hell out of it and it wouldn't be such an attraction anymore. We have always said that it would be nice to have a lesbian or two come live with us. We want someone fun to have around for parties. By the way when are you coming to Atlanta? HA! I just wanted you to know that we have selected your site as the (drumroll) FEATURED SITE OF THE WEEK at queer atlanta.

Come by and visit us. http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/Village/2009.

Come on over now as the Indigo Girls would say.

Love and Kisses.

Mark and Chris Willix-Vise

no subject

Fri, 05 Dec 1997 13:59:15 -0500

Wanna know a secret ?? I'm not a Lesbian....or even a Female !! I'm just a normal guy........who happens to think you are absolutely wonderful ! Goodness....I wish everyone had your sense of humor and your outlook on life! anyway, i have bookmarked your page and will continue to read and laugh!


Curtis I

Girls Best Friend

Sun, 30 Nov 1997 06:42:02 -0500

Hi, I just found your stories. And I am having the laughs of a life time. You are so down to earth and funny. Good job. Keep up with lifes simple pleasures.


Wobble Gobble

Wed, 26 Nov 1997 15:35:43 -0500

Dear Laura:

Just a few kudos for: IT SLICES IT DICES. Very well-served, m'lady. I laughed so hard I almost blew Jell-O out my nose. My Jell-O, by the way, sets up nicely every time; I think the secret is stirring with a wooden spoon, alternately clockwising whilst whistling the chorus from A Star Is Born....

Have a good Bird, Laura. Thanks again for the smiley-face....

Best, Elwin

Your Column

Wed, 19 Nov 1997 17:57:30 -0800


I was just reading your column again. I have to say not many people have a sharp enough wit to make me laugh. So I thought I would let you know that your column is great and I can't wait to read next weeks!!!


Your Homepage

Tue, 03 Jun 1997 21:31:37 -0700

I just wanted to congratulate you on an incredible page. But the meat of it are your articles, which are hilarious and poignant. (I rarely get the chance to use the word "poignant", so please allow it this once thank you. *smiles*) Speaking as a hetero male (and why do we of that species always have to identify ourselves...next thing, I'll be hawking and spitting...asking for a beer....wanting to watch Spartacus...*smiles*)

ANYWAY...I just wanted to say, like someone in an earlier mail, that your articles are funny and insightful, and they transcend sexuality, yet do not ignore that topic as well. What I wanted to say is that you are a wonderful writer, and its a blessing for us that you are sharing your gift with the world. I would love to hear your views on a wide range of topics... literature; your views on popular authors of today...movies; what you find appealing, what you find horrifying (for me, everytime I see the Batman and Robin trailer, I find myself cringing...bat-nipples...*sigh*)

Oh, and you might have touched on these topics already...I only read the latest three, but I will defintely read the rest. Anyway, keep up the good work, and know that you have a new fan. (Oh, and do you have a fan club? The Laura Jimenez Estrogen Brigade perhaps...*smiles*) Thanks for your time, and have fun at work and give your girl a hug for me....



Fri, 30 May 1997 19:39:15 -0700

ROTFLMAO... as usual! This is one of your best, Laura.

Pete Childress

Who Cares?

Sat, 3 May 1997 18:11:31 -0400


I am so glad another lesbian agrees with me that Ellen is the biggest "who cares?". Usually I get bashed for not defending her coming out. But hello? What is up with Ellen parties? If anyone who wasn't on TV came out, would various losers across the country have parties? It just shows that Ellen (the show) is a lot more important the Ellen (the person). Damn, I need my own TV show.


Thank You

Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 11:09:44 -0400

I really enjoyed the Hear Me Out site. I was sitting in my college computer room laughing while about 20 frat boys and sorority girls stopped what they were doing to look at me, but it was worth it. It was very refreshing reading. I will continue to visit this site regularly.

Thank you.


Kudos Again!

Fri, 28 Mar 1997 18:14:23 -0800

Once again. Laura, really good stuff. And with a great punch line. "Beige Power", indeed! Got me ROTFLMAO.....


Good Show

Fri, 21 Mar 1997 19:29:33 -0700

Thanks for this one, Laura... I'm passing it around to a few friends of mine that need to hear what you're saying. Good show, kid! *Really* good show! Keep them coming. You're doing a *lot* more for the good of this world than you may realize...


Very funny

Sat, 18 Jan 1997 21:33:04 -0500 (EST)

I just found your column on the net and had to write to say I enjoyed it very much. I read most of the columns available and was entertained. My relationship is fast approaching its tenth completed year and our parents have never met either. I laughed out loud through much of that column.

Just wanted to say thanks for your column, I will look forward to reading it in the future.


Hear me Out, huh?

Sat, 11 Jan 1997 13:50:59 +0000


Friends of Dolly

Wed, 8 Jan 1997

OK, you got me. I didn't see the headline "Friends of Dolly" and I thought I knew what you were talking about until you mentioned Country music!

This changes everything. I hope you're not planning on raising children in this immoral lifestyle. You people recruit, I know because I saw it on Geraldo. All you need is a good Ministry album, that would convert you.

Love the essays, keep them coming!

Charles Hope

Your column

3 Jan 1997 11:41:03 -0500

Dear Laura,

I just read your column and I loved it. The one I read was "Yule Tide Beatings." It was so funny.

I am a lesbian in Canada, just getting on the internet and went to Groovy Annies who directed me to your column.

Looking forward to you up coming writings.

Thank you,

I really enjoy you style,

Colleen Gallagher

Re: Thanks for the patients and the mail

Tue, 24 Dec 1996 19:28:54 -0800

So you're a doctor?

Sorry, couldn't resist. (Former English major, and all that.)

Anyway, I somehow stumbled across your website and, as a professional writer, I must tell you how much I enjoy your writing. I'm not a lesbian (nor do I play one on TV), but I feel that your work could have a universal appeal, at least among the open-minded (read "non-homophobic").

Thanks for giving me a few light chuckles.


Mary Shaw
homepage: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/MTShaw/


Sun, 22 Dec 1996 18:38:46 -0000

You're crazy! You're almost as crazy as me! :-)

Here in the small island east of the USA which has the nerve to call itself *Great* Britain (but is generally mistaken by Americans as just being a very large aircraft carrier to nuke the commies from) Penguins are also the name of a chocolate biscuit.

You wouldn't like it here - trust me.

Imagine having to confront the fear that if you unwrapped a certain chocolate biscuit that it might BLOW YOUR BRAINS OUT! :*)


Duke Henry Plantagenet

Re: Hear Me Out 12-16-96

Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:27:22 GMT

Man did I get a good laugh reading your post. While I snickered away I figured I should reply. Here goes...

My friend Johnny's biggest fear is getting eaten by sharks- even in a kiddie pool.

My biggest fear is loosing a loved one- but the I have these horrible nightmares where my teeth fall out. I'm just sitting there-watching TV or something when I notice there's someting caught between my teeth and I try to rub it out with my tongue. Only then my tooth wiggles.and pulls right out!

So you see... everyone has a fear that they think is strange.

But since everyone has them, well, they must be normal- Right?


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