Sunday, October 31, 2004

YAY!!! We're Saved!

On Friday, we got some really good news here! My Mom got a letter from Workers' Comp., and they're settling her claim. She'll be getting $57,000 , well actualy close to 40 after the lawyer gets his share. I know it isn't no where damn near what she deserves after all the shit she's been through, but it's better then nothing, and we really need the money!

Thursday, October 28, 2004



I am soooo sad that your relationship with Royce has ended. You 2 were together for almost 3 years, and it has taken the CC1 community by SHOCK. I can only imagine the pain you're going through. Please , take care of yourself, and don't even think of doing anything stupid. You are one of my closest friends in the whole world, and I care about you.


Wednesday, October 27, 2004


The Curse is over! The Boston Redsox have ended 86 years of futility by winning the Word Series. Bill Buckner, sleep well tonight!


A couple of days late, but on Monday I had a dentist appointment. No cavities, but of course, that damn crown on my front tooth had to be recememted. The dentist said the next timeit comes off, Im gonna need to have a bridge made. For those of you who don't know what that is, its when theu cut down the teeth on each side of it, and make a crown that goes over all 3 teeth. GRRRRRR!

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Adventures In Parenting , Or "Sheesh"

Today in Church, we learned that our pastor and his wife are expecting....their SECOND set of twins! Dan and Holly already have 4 kids. Dang! I don't know if I could handle 1 kid, never mind 6!

Saturday, October 23, 2004


Ya know, if my life had a theme song, I have 2 great canditates for it. The first one would be Place In This World by Michael W. Smith, because I'm still wondering what I"m here in this life for. The second would be When Will I Be Loved by Linda Ronstadt, for obvious reasons:P

Thursday, October 21, 2004


I hate days like this! Dark, rainy, and nasty. It seems to drain the energy from me. I hope the sun comes out soon!


I am soooo happy to see the Red Sox beat the Yankees in the American League Championship Series! I'm normally an Orioles fan, but I'm a bigger Yankee hater!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2004


My front tooth has been nothing but trouble for the past 20 years. First, when I was a kid, a fell down, hit my mouth on the kitchen stove, and broke it in half. Next, it got an abcess in it. Having it drilled was the most painful experience of my life, because it wasn't numbed. Sooo, afte havung it chipped off and fixed I don't know how many times, I got a crown put on it. Still more trouble! I don't know how many times it's came off, because there's not enough tooth left to hold it on. Even as a write this, it's hanging by a thread, about ready to come off again. SHEESH!

Tuesday, October 19, 2004


You know, it's kind of sad when it takes you until you're 30 to find the first real friend in your life. Sure I had acquatainces, but I never really felt comfortable talking to them. That all chanced in the Spring of 2oo1, while online, I met Cathy Mays. She is one of the few good people left in this world. I remeber all those late conversations we had verly fondly. These days, I think our friendship is a bit strained because of a mistake I made, which I won't elaborate about and we don't talk as much as we used to. Someday, I hope I can win her trust back totally, and that we can be great friends once again.

Sunday, October 17, 2004


This week was nice and quiet! My Aunt got the casts of her legs and was able to go home, so I didn't have to hear anymore of her complaining. And since Crystal's doing ok, the anxiety level has also taken a nosedive. I hope I have many more weeks like this!

Wednesday, October 13, 2004


Today, I tried on a new pair of jeans and I DIDN'T have any trouble getting then buttoned and zipped! I am soooo proud of myself for losing weight! I hope I can keep it up!!!!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2004


My family had a close call this week. My niece Crystal Had to be admitted to the hospital because she had a seizure, and her Sugar level was sky high. Turned out, she has Diabetes. Evan though that's bad, it's a relief knowing what was wrong.


I made it on Google! If you do a search for my name, the first 3 entries deal with this blog! Kinda cool huh?

Thursday, October 07, 2004


As you know, I use email a lot. Call me anal if you must, but some people just have bad email habits. Here's some things I suggest.

1: Treat the writing of a personal email as your would writing a letter. Check your
spelling and punctuation, and DO NOT USE CHAT ABBREVIATIONS!

2: If sending an attachment,let the recipient know it's coming. Attachments are the main
tool hackers use to plant viruses and such.

3: When emailing a message to more than 1 person, use the Blind Carbon Copy setting on
your email program, so that people can't see other people's addresses.

4: Instead of forwarding, if at all possible, cut and paste the pertinent information onto a new
email, so that the reader doesn't have to look through lots of forwards to get to it.

These suggestions should make your email experience much better!

Monday, October 04, 2004


When I was 8 or 9 years old, and I was starting to get interested in History, my Aunt gave me a book about the presidents. Even though it had been printed in 1959, I loved that book. I never went anywhere without it, and finally, it just fell apart, it had been read to death. After spending 20 years looking for a replacement, I finally found an updated version of it, and this one's being taken care of:P What a gift!


I've added another feature to my blog, it's called a guest map. It's located between the archives section and the links sections on here. Click on it, follow the instructions, and place a pin where you live!

Saturday, October 02, 2004


Yes, I was a Boy scout back when I was a kid. There are 2 trips we went on that I just can't help remembering. The first one, we were supposed to go on a skiing trip to some place in Va. Even though I was sick and my throat was killing me, I went, because my Dad was a leader in the Troop. BAD IDEA! We got there, got out gear out of the cars, and started hiking towards the cabin we were going to stay in. Man it was cold as hell out! Well, after a couple hours of walking, someone stopped looked at the map and said "Humm, something looks wrong here." Turned out that the map was in error, and that what was supposed to be a 3 mile hike was instead a 23 mile hike! Needless to say, after the leadership huddled together and decided to go back home, because it was too late at night to hike that far, I was the first one to start heading back. But, there were a few of the boys who wanted to keep on going, but they were told no. That was the closest thing to a mutiny that I have ever seen. When I got home, I slept for 2 days.

Our next adventure started about a year later. We were going to visit the training center for the Federal Emegency Preparedness Agency (FEMA). This time we didn't have to hike, but this time, the weather was a problem. It was obscenely cold, and the fireplace in the cabin we were in didn't put out enough heat......Now comes the neat part. The next night, we stayed in a gym, and slept along an indoor jogging track. There was also an indoor pool there. I had been told that it was there beforehand, but being 12 yrs old, didn't believe in it. While others had their swim suits, here I am swimming in my longjohns! Also, they had a 24 hr cafeteria there, which we made liberal use of. Now that is one trip I'll never forget!