Mine! Mine! Mine!|
[Most Recent Entries]
Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in
[ << Previous 20 ]
[ << Previous 20 ]
|Wednesday, March 12th, 2008|
|I Did It, Now You Have To!
1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
2) What was your dream growing up?
3) What talent do you wish you had?
4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
5) Favorite vegetable?
6) What was the last book you read?
7) What zodiac sign are you?
8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
9) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm...careful!)
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
27) What's your favorite place to hang at?
28) Do you believe in ghosts?
29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30) Do you swear a lot?
31) Biggest pet peeve?
32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
34) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you chose?
35) Do you believe in God?
36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
She added these questions, but I like them!
What do you prefer to be called?
Where do you live?
|Wednesday, June 27th, 2007|
|Wednesday, February 28th, 2007|
I need some new stuff.
Websites, music, books.
|Tuesday, November 14th, 2006|
|Sunday, November 12th, 2006|
|Friday, October 27th, 2006|
My father-in-law died Tuesday. I wasn't going to even post anything because it's such a downer but...
People (family and otherwise) have text messaged us their condolences.
are you fucking kidding me? you can't even be bothered to call? fucking text messages?
is this what our world has come to? i'm ill
|Wednesday, October 18th, 2006|
|Curvy and Naughty|
Raw score: 62% Big Breasts, 45% Big Ass, and 52% Cute!
Thanks for taking the T and A and C test! Based on your selections, the results are clear: you show an attraction to larger breasts, larger asses, and sexier composures than others who've taken the test.
Note that you like women overall curvier than average.
My third variable, "cuteness" is a mostly objective measure of how innocent a given model looked. It's determined by a combination of a lot of factors: lack of dark eye makeup, facial expression, posture, etc. If you scored high on that variable, you are either really nice OR you're into deflowering teens. If you scored low, you are attracted to raunchier, sexier, women. In your case, your lower than average score suggests you appreciate a sexier, naughtier look. Kudos!
Recommended Celebrities: Supermodel Laetitia Casta and Actress Angelina Jolie.
|My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
||You scored higher than 99% on tit-size|
||You scored higher than 99% on ass-size|
||You scored higher than 99% on cuteness|
|Thursday, August 10th, 2006|
You Scored 65% Correct
You are a solid child of the 80s
You'd never confuse Tiffany from Debbie
And while you may not know Prince's first #1 hit
You know every word to Little Red Corvette
|Sunday, August 6th, 2006|
|Thursday, November 17th, 2005|
Do you remember when we were driving cross country and we stopped at that rest stop? I saw that catepillar? It was sooo cool. We took it with us and put it in your hat. Soooo funny. It was the coolest. We kept it until the "Patel" motel if I remember correctly. I took a shower with my flip flops on there. Oh wow. We had so much fun!
|Sunday, November 6th, 2005|
I got a job! A good job! A job that I am going to excel at. Do my best and work my way up. Learn more than I knew I could.
I'm excited and renewed!
Thank you all for your kind words.
I start tomorrow.
|Thursday, November 3rd, 2005|
|Friday, October 21st, 2005|
|Monday, September 26th, 2005|
Ok, I leave for Rome, October 20.
Any advice? Places to go? Places to see??
|Monday, September 12th, 2005|
|Because What They Say Is Not Always The Truth!
Jeff Rau, a family and now personal friend to whom I will forever be linked, and I were volunteering with a boat and pulling people out of the water on Wednesday. I have a first-hand experience of what we encountered. In my opinion, everything that is going on in the media is a complete bastardization of what is really happening. The result is that good people are dying and losing family members. I have my own set of opinions about welfare and people working to improve thier own lot instead of looking for handouts, but what is occurring now is well beyond those borders. These people need help and need to get out. We can sort out all of the social and political issues later, but human beings with any sense of compassion would agree that the travesty that is going on here in New Orleans needs to end and people's lives need to be saved and families need to be put back together. Now.
I will tell you that I would probably disagree with most of the people that still need to be saved on political, social, and cultural values. However, it must be noted that these people love thier friends and families like I do, desire to live like I do, and care for their respective communities (I was even amazed at the site of seemingly young and poor black people caring for sickly and seemingly well-to-do white people and tourists still needing evacuation from New Orleans' downtown area) the same way I care for mine.
Eight people in particular who stood out during our rescue and whose stories deserve to be told:
1.) We were in motor boats all day ferrying people back and forth approximately a mile and a half each way (from Carrolton down Airline Hwy to the Causeway overpass). Early in the day, we witnessed a black man in a boat with no motor paddling with a piece of lumber. He rescued people in the boat and paddled them to safety (a mile and a half). He then, amidst all of the boats with motors, turned around and paddled back out across the mile and a half stretch to do his part in getting more people out. He refused to give up or occupy any of the motored boat resources because he did not want to slow us down in our efforts. I saw him at about 5:00 p.m., paddling away from the rescue point back out into the neighborhoods with about a half mile until he got to the neighborhood, just two hours before nightfall. I am sure that his trip took at least an hour and a half each trip, and he was going back to get more people knowing that he'd run out of daylight. He did all of this wit! h a t!
2.) One of the groups that we rescued were 50 people standing on the bridge that crosses over Airline Hwy just before getting to Carrolton Ave going toward downtown. Most of these people had been there, with no food, water, or anyplace to go since Monday morning (we got to them Wed afternoon) and surrounded by 10 feet of water all around them. There was one guy who had been there since the beginning, organizing people and helping more people to get to the bridge safely as more water rose on Wednesday morning. He did not leave the bridge until everyone got off safely, even deferring to people who had gotten to the bridge Wed a.m. and, although inconvenienced by loss of power and weather damage, did have the luxury of some food and some water as late as Tuesday evening. This guy waited on the bridge until dusk, and was one of the last boats out that night. He could have easily not made it out that night and been stranded on the bridge alone.
3.) The third story may be the most compelling. I will not mince words. This was in a really rough neighborhood and we came across five seemingly unsavory characters. One had scars from what seemed to be gunshot wounds. We found these guys at a two-story recreational complex, one of the only two-story buildings in the neighborhood. They broke into the center and tried to rustle as many people as possible from the neighborhood into the center. These guys stayed outside in the center all day, getting everyone out of the rec center onto boats. We approached them at approximately 6:30 p.m., obviously one of the last trips of the day, and they sent us further into the neighborhood to get more people out of homes and off rooftops instead of getting on themselves. This at the risk of their not getting out and having to stay in the water for an undetermined (you have to understand the uncertainly that all of the people in these accounts faced without having any info on the resc! ue ef!
forts, how far or deep the flooding was, or where to go if they want to swim or walk out) amount of time. These five guys were on the last boat out of the neighborhood at sundown. They were incredibly grateful, mentioned numerous times 'God is going to bless y'all for this'. When we got them to the dock, they offered us an Allen Iverson jersey off of one of their backs as a gesture of gratitude, which was literally probably the most valuable possession among them all. Obviously, we declined, but I remain tremendously impacted by this gesture.
I don't know what to do with all of this, but I think we need to get this story out. Some of what is being portrayed among the media is happening and is terrible, but it is among a very small group of people, not the majority. They make it seem like New Orleans has somehow taken the atmosphere of the mobs in Mogadishu portrayed in the book and movie "Black Hawk Down," which is making volunteers (including us) more hesitant and rescue attempts more difficult. As a result, people are dying. My family has been volunteering at the shelters here in Houma and can count on one hand the number of people among thousands who have not said "Thank You." or "God Bless You." Their lives shattered and families torn apart, gracious just to have us serve them beans and rice.
If anything, these eight people's stories deserve to be told, so that people across the world will know what they really did in the midst of this devastation. So that it will not be assumed that they were looting hospitals, they were shooting at helicopters. It must be known that they, like many other people that we encountered, sacrificed themselves during all of this to help other people in more dire straits than their own.
It is also important to know that this account is coming from someone who is politically conservative, believes in capitalism and free enterprise, and is traditionally against many of the opinions and stances of activists like Michael Moore and other liberals on most of the hot-topic political issues of the day. Believe me, I am not the political activist. This transcends politics. This is about humanity and helping mankind. We need to get these people out. Save their lives. We can sort out all of the political and social issues later. People need to know the truth of what is going on at the ground level so that they know that New Orleans and the people stranded there are, despite being panicked and desperate, gracious people and they deserve the chance to live. They need all of our help, as well.
This is an accurate account of things. Jeffery Rau would probably tell the same exact stories.
|Friday, September 9th, 2005|
I just watched the saddest video. Apparently in St. Bernard Parish, they're shooting homeless dogs.
What the fuck!
It made me want to cry!
|Wednesday, September 7th, 2005|
I don't want to fail. Not again. My heart is getting hard.
|Friday, September 2nd, 2005|
I am in the process of forming a coalition of people on So Cal dedicated to helping the people in and out of NOLA. Please see livejournal username: waveofdisaster
|Thursday, September 1st, 2005|
|From Renee: Red Cross Worker in NOLA
Ok. This is how it is.. i just left the red cross center here in town... looking at all of the victims.
what you see on tv is nothing.
whole familes have died from hurricane katrina and millions of people have no homes to go back to.
they are stuck from home with minimum supplies.
im sure most of you havent spent much time thinking about this disaster.. but i want you to right now.
i want you to imagine sitting on your roof.. or trapped in a room in your house.. for days. no food, no water, no air conditioner!
you could hang right? you could deal with the hunger.. with the dead bodies floating by you.
but what about when your lil brother/ sister/ child starts to cry from hunger pains. that complete feeling of helplessness sets in. knowing theres nothing you can do but sit there and watch them suffer.
today i met a guy that wished he would have stayed on the first floor of him home.. and drowned instead of watching the pain his family went through.
anyways... im sure youve all seen the damage done. but know.. they arent showing the worse parts.. they are mainly showing the big towns. yea thats what it did to nice homes.. now imagine those small communities with trailor houses.. low income families.
if you fly over parts of la.. all you see are red x's on homes... thats the homes with dead people trapped inside.
if you read all of that im happy.
make me happier tho... go to the red cross site and donate some money... these people need basic supplies.
its not money to rebuild thier homes... its money for them to eat.. drink.. sleep for the next 4-6 weeks and some longer until they can return home.
i bet your first reaction is.. i dont have any money i want to give up. okay.. you can mail in a donation of a dollar. im sure most of you have more then that sitting on your desk in change.
if just MY friends on here donated one dollar each... it would be 4,975.00 thats a lot of water for people who have none.
if you donate online with a debit/credit card.. its a minimum of 5.00.
thats one of your meals at mcdonalds.. and we all know we can afford to skip one meal.. when some people havent been able to eat since saturday.
if all of you donated just 5 bucks.. it would total out to 24,875.00.
thats a lot of good people.
anyways heres how you do it...
for an online donation of 5.00 or more
To send in a check for 1.00 or more
send it to...
American National Red Cross
2025 E St NW
in the memo write.. Hurricane Katrina.
also.. it would be awesome if you reposted this in your bulletins.. just to get the word out more..