Tuesday, May 30, 2006



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Age Gauge


Put your birthdate in the first pop-up window and it will do a useless but kind-of interesting thing.

Mine said:

You said your birthday is 12 / 2 / 1981
which means you are 24 years old and about:

65 years 1 month younger than Walter Cronkite, age 89
60 years 5 months younger than Nancy Reagan, age 84
57 years 6 months younger than George Herbert Bush, age 81
50 years 2 months younger than Barbara Walters, age 74
48 years 0 months younger than Larry King, age 72
41 years 10 months younger than Ted Koppel, age 66
38 years 5 months younger than Geraldo Rivera, age 62
35 years 5 months younger than George W. Bush, age 59
30 years 5 months younger than Jesse Ventura, age 54
26 years 1 month younger than Bill Gates, age 50
21 years 3 months younger than Cal Ripken Jr., age 45
15 years 5 months younger than Mike Tyson, age 39
11 years 4 months younger than Jennifer Lopez, age 35
5 years 11 months younger than Tiger Woods, age 30
0 years 7 months older than Prince William, age 23

and that you were:

19 years old at the time of the 9-11 attack on America
18 years old on the first day of Y2K
15 years old when Princess Diana was killed in a car crash
13 years old at the time of Oklahoma City bombing
12 years old when O. J. Simpson was charged with murder
11 years old at the time of the 93 bombing of the World Trade Center
9 years old when Operation Desert Storm began
7 years old during the fall of the Berlin Wall
4 years old when the space shuttle Challenger exploded
2 years old when Apple introduced the Macintosh
and 1 year old during Sally Ride's travel in space

Sunday, May 28, 2006

In Light of Recent Events...

I got an email written by a woman in a local tabloid, and I agree with her. I have been agreeing with the recent action trying to limit the amount of illegal aliens crossing the borders, in my opinion, something has been needing to be done for a long time coming.

"Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the U.S. might protect it's own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.

Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors; I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard working and honest (except for
when I broke into your house)."

According to the protesters, not only must you let me stay, you must add me to your family's insurance plan and provide other benefits to me and to my family (my husband will do your yard work because he too is hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part).

If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my right to be there. It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm hard working and honest . um, except for ... well, you know.

And what a deal it is for me!! I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of selfishness, prejudice and being anti-housebreaker.

Did I miss anything? Does this sound reasonable to you? If it does, grab a sign and go picket something. If this sounds insane to you, call your senators and enlighten them because they are stumbling in the darkness right now and really need your help.

--I watched Brokeback Mountain the other day for the first time. I really don't see what the big hoorah is all about. I don't think it was that great of a movie to start with. The "explicit" gay scenes were anything but, (as Roger put it, "Oz is more graphic than that.") and it was just a typical gay man story about two gay men in love with each other, not wanting to admit that they're gay, trying to cover it up by having a family including a wife and kids, realize they'll never get over each other and then one dies unhappy and the other lonely and unhappy for the rest of his life. ::shrugs:: Whatever floats.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

I've Never Even Watched The Show......

but I took the Seseme Street quiz anyhow. Well, I couldn't decide on the answer to one question because none of them really sounded like me, so I chose three different answers. Because of that one question I am Bert, Ernie, and Oscar the Grouch, so maybe I'm a combination of the three? ::shrugs::

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Busy Busy Busy

I have been working so hard to catch up with work while working at home, and I got even more behind since I took the weekend off. So...to catch up a little.

--We ended up with a 4-door Chevy Impala, we left Oklahoma at 6pm, got into Kansas at 8:30, and stopped to visit Morgan, Michal, and Kaida first. (I don't have the pics yet, waiting for Morgan, will post asap.) I played with Kaida before it was her bedtime, and then went to dinner with Morgan. We had a yummy Chicago-style pizza and a huge oober-yummy cookie. ::big grin::

--After dinner, Roger and I drove to Al and Stacey's house. Stacey had just gone to bed, so Al let us in. We got settled and went straight to sleep. Friday, Al came home early from work, and got to spend the day with us.

--Later in the day, we went to E's party. We were early, so we were the only ones there. We got a chance to sit and chat with E, really get to know each other since it was our first meeting. We talked, laughed, bs-ed, compared our "how we got manipulated stories" and waited for the other guests. After an hour or so, her other friends started showing up, Dave (who's house we were so graciously invited to take over, a big thank you is in order for him I must say) grilled burgers. We all sat outside and bs-ed until the burgers were done. Roger and I bid our goodbyes, because we had had a late lunch and weren't hungry. (Stole E's pics, hehe, thanks)

--We then met up with A&S, boys talked, girls talked, all 4 played DDR, and made our way to bed.

--Saturday Al had to work, so Stac spent the day with us until we had to leave to return the car. It was so good to see her, it'd been a long while. We snapped some pictures, and then went home. All in all, we both had great fun, and it was nice to spend a whole weekend away from home with my ashke.

**side note** I was in the dark about some issues because of the desire to keep me in the dark. Now I know why...::shakes head:: I am actually grateful that I knew so little then, and know what I know now...::sighs::

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Mounting Excitement

The time is rapidly approaching when I will be visiting friends that have been long overdue for a visit. The rental is booked, and plans are in progress.
Stacey and Al! You are the first contestants on the visiting list! Yay!
Elizabeth! You are the second! I will be meeting you for the first time, and that is exciting. I can finally put a face to face and voice to the name, picture, and conversations (hopefully I can add D to this list, *hint* *nudge* *hint*).
I am going to hopefully drop in on Morgan and my goddaughter. I haven't been able to meet Kaida yet and she's almost a year old already.
You will all get to meet Roger as well. He is looking forward to spending some time and getting to know some of my friends. Just don't be disappointed if he clams up and is really shy. He was even really shy towards me the first time we met, and that was after months of talking over the internet first. hehe.

((side note: E, I didn't mean to sound as "snarky" as that last comment "sounded". I re-read it and realized that it was quite a bit harsher than I'd wanted it to come across. Was just clearing up that I don't think my love is a lost cause, and how important communication is to me. I feel if any relationship, friend or otherwise, does not have proper communtication then it will go no where fast. I apologize.))

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


--Okay, so...today makes 9 months with Roger. I call him, because I wanted to go shopping for some things...he doesn't pick up his phone. So I leave a message to call me as soon as he can, only to shop alone, come home to him on the couch, and telling me, "I was going to call you back..." ugh...so now he hasn't spoken a word to me, has been huddled under the blanket on the bed, and now in the shower, and won't tell me what is wrong with him....heh, happy 9 months to you too...He must be having his pms week. Guys have them too you know.

--So...I'm quitting Hobby Lobby. It was a big, tough decision to make, but hours are getting sliced in half or more and fuel costs are way too high to keep up. I'll be working for my mom, and her new self-owned business. I have the opportunity to make twice what I make now, no gas issues, and I'll work from home. So we'll see how that works out.

--My cat keeps pooing on the floor in front of the litter box, and for the life of me I can't explain why, let alone fix it. All I know is, I'm getting tired of cleaning up poo off of the carpet every day up to several times a day. :o(

I'm whiney...