Friday, January 26, 2001

Its OFFICIAL!!! I was offered a permanent position in the company I have been temping for! Not only that but they offered me $3 more/hr than I asked for!! Plus full medical/dental/life insurance for me and 70% for my son (effective immediately) 2 weeks vacation, 10 paid holidays and stock options after 90 days! Does this rule or what!?!?!? I am sooooo thrilled!!!!!

Thursday, January 25, 2001

I'm not quite sure what to say about this site. I just found it extremely funny! The Presidential Palm Helper!

Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Good morning one and all. Ok..the cold is full blown now and seeing as how I am new at my job I can't take a sick day to rest. Life will go on.

I saw this great list of bumper stickers for women today. Here are 2 of my personal favorites:

"Princess, having had sufficient experience with princes, seeks frog." (I love frogs...inside family thing. Plus..hey I'm a Princess!)

"Don't treat me any differently than you would the queen." I would change that slightly by adding "I may only be a Princess but.." at the beginning. That sums it all up for me!

Tuesday, January 23, 2001

Now I'm feeling pretty smart!! I figured out how to change the font size and color on my template!!!! Aren't you just sooooooo proud of me? Now to go get the HTML for Dummies book and teach myself all the stuff I need to know to really be a geek. I REALLY REALLY want to know how to add my e-mail address as a link to the left here...but Jack Saturn hasn't answered my question in the Discussion section of the wonderfulness that is Blooger. Sooooo, if you read this and know how to do the afore mentioned task...PLEASE e-mail me at llefavor@hotmail.com. Even if you don't know how...drop me a line anyway and say that you saw this. It would be nice to know I am not talking to myself!
Good morning all!!! Life is good is it not? It is here except for the start of a cold thats coming on. But hey...it could always be worse.

George ?. Bush I wish I knew who in the Clinton staff did this so I could give them all a big high 5!!!!

Monday, January 22, 2001

OK OK OK...I know you're probably as sick of all these "see what your name would be in "enter a genre here" speak...But I relly liked this one. It must be the geek wanna-be in me. The Brunching Shuttlecocks | Toys | C.Y.B.O.R.G.

Friday, January 19, 2001

This week marks the 15th anniversary of the Challenger explosion. It has turned into my generation's "Do you remember where you were when Kennedy was shot?" I remember it very well. I was in high school but the whole family was home because it was a snow day (I lived in TN at that time). My father and I were watching 2010: ( sorry the tagline escapes me at the moment) in the basement when we heard my step-mother run across the floor/ceiling above us stop at the top of the stairs and say "Turn on CNN I think something has happened!" Being from the Space Coast of Florida (where I am again now), keeping an eye on NASA happenings were second nature to our family. So when we realized what had happened we, like most of the rest of the country, were huddled around our TV for the next couple of days hoping that it was all a colassal mistake and that the astronauts had somehow gotten out. And the rest is history as they say.

So...where were you when the Challenger exploded??
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!!!!
Man gets double hand transplant --- Its my feel good story of the day...the title is questionable..but the story makes me thank God for technology.
FARK.com is another great site to get news. Serious,some funny, some PSAs. Check it out!

Thursday, January 18, 2001

I guess this is my day for gargantuan posts! I love this song from Les Misarables....


Eponine:
And now I'm all alone again
Nowhere to turn, no one to go to
Without a home without a friend
Without a face to say hello to
And now the night is near
I can make believe he's here

Sometimes I walk alone at night
When everybody else is sleeping
I think of him and I'm happy
With the company I'm keeping
The city goes to bed
And I can live inside my head

On my own
Pretending he's beside me
All alone
I walk with him till morning
Without him
I feel his arms around me
And when I lose my way I close my eyes
And he has found me

In the rain the pavement shines like silver
All the lights are misty in the river
In the darkness,
The trees are full of starlight
And all I see is him and me
Forever and forever

And I know it's only in my mind
That I'm talking to myself and not to him
And although I know that he is blind
Still I say, there's a way for us

I love him
But when the night is over
He is gone
The river's just a river
Without him
The world around me changes
The trees are bare and everywhere
The streets are full of strangers

I love him
But every day I'm learning
All my life
I've only been pretending
Without me
His world would go on turning
A world that's full of happiness
That I have never known

I love him
I love him
I love him
But only on my own.
Thanks to my friend Paul for sending this to me today!


TAKE A WALK WITH ME....Down Memory Lane

If you are old enough...take a stroll with me...close
your eyes...and go back..before the Internet...before
semiautomatics and crack..before SEGA or Super
Nintendo...way back...

I'm talkin' 'bout hide and go seek at dusk. Sittin'
on the porch, Simon Says, Kick the Can, Red Light
Green Light. Lunch boxes with a thermos. Chocolate
milk, going home for lunch, penny candy from the
store,
hopscotch, butterscotch, skates with keys, Jacks,
Mother-May-I?, Hula hoops and sunflower seeds, Whist
and Old Maid and Crazy Eights, wax lips and mustaches,
Mary Janes, saddle shoes and Coke bottles with the
names of cities on the bottom, running through the
sprinkler, circle pins, bobby pins, Mickey Mouse Club,
Rocky & Bullwinkle, Fran & Ollie, Spin & Marty, all in
black and white.

When around the corner seemed far away, and going
downtown seemed like going somewhere. Bedtime,
climbing trees, making forts...backyard shows,
lemonade stands, cops and robbers, cowboys and
Indians, sittin' on the curb, staring at clouds,
jumping down the steps, jumping on the bed, pillow
fights, getting "company",
ribbon candy, angel hair on the Christmas tree, Jackie
Gleason, white gloves, walking to church, walking to
the movie theater, being tickled to death, running
till you were out of breath, laughing so hard that
your stomach hurt, being tired from
playin'....remember that?

Not steppin' on a crack or you'll break your mother's
back....paper chains at Christmas, silhouettes of
Lincoln and Washington...the smell of paste in school
and Evening in Paris.

What about the girl that had the big bubbly
handwriting, who dotted her "i's" with hearts? The
Stroll, popcorn balls & sock hops...

Remember when...there were two types of sneakers for
girls and boys (Keds and PF Flyer) and the only time
you wore them at school was for "gym". And the girls
had those ugly uniforms. When it took five minutes
for the TV to warm up. When nearly everyone's Mom was
at home when the kids got home from school. When
nobody owned a purebred dog. When a quarter was a
decent allowance, and another quarter, a huge bonus.
When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.

When girls neither dated nor kissed until late high
school if then. When your Mom wore nylons that came
in two pieces. When all of your male teachers wore
neckties and female teachers had their hair done,
everyday, and wore high heels.

When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and
gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time.
And you didn't pay for air. And you got trading stamps
to boot!

When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or
towels hidden inside the box. When any parent could
discipline any kid, or feed him or use him to carry
groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought a
thing of it.

When it was considered a great privilege to be taken
out to dinner with your parents. When they threatened
to keep kids back a grade if they failed...and did!

When the worst thing you could do at school was smoke
in the bathrooms, flunk a test, or chew gum. And the
prom was in the auditorium and we danced to an
orchestra, and all the girls wore pastel gowns and the
boys wore suits for the first time and we stayed out
all night.

When a '57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise,
peel out, lay rubber, or watch submarine races, and
people went steady and girls wore a class ring with an
inch of wrapped dental floss or yarn coated with
pastel frost nail polish so it would fit her finger.

And no one ever asked where the car keys were 'cause
they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the
doors were never locked. And you got in big trouble
if you accidentally locked the doors at home since no
one ever had a key.

Remember laying on your back on the grass with your
friends and saying things like "That cloud looks like
a ..." And playing baseball with no adults to help
kids with the rules of the game. Back then, baseball
was not a psychological group learning experience - -
it was a game.

Remember when stuff from the store came without safety
caps and hermetic seals 'cause no one had yet tried to
poison a perfect stranger. And...with all our
progress...don't you just wish, just once, you could
slip back in time and savor the slower pace....and
share it with the children of today?

...So send this on to someone who can still remember
Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Laurel & Hardy, Howdy
Doody
and the Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow
Knows, Nellie Belle, Roy and Dale, Trigger and
Buttermilk...

...as well as the sound of a reel mower on Saturday
morning, and summers filled with bike rides, playing
in cowboy land, baseball games, bowling and visits to
the pool...and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
When being sent to the principal's office was nothing
compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving
student at home.

Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't
because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our
parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!
But we all survived because their love was greater
than the threat. Didn't that feel good, just to go
back and say, "Yeah, I remember that!!!

can we go back to some of that...pretty pleeze!
Well...I thought I had the Geocities thing figured out but I don't. It stinks not to be a geek at this moment! lolol I'll keep chugging along though.
TEST

Wednesday, January 17, 2001

ARGHHHHHH!!!! I got a Geocities page set up...I went into my settings and changed all the info according to the directions (as I read them)..and when I tried to publish I got a 200 Error message. It did link to the Geocities page but the blog posts weren't there! Whats a girl to do?? So I guess my butt is parked here until I can get more info.
Ok...now I want to transfer this blog to a Geocities page and I don't know how. So as soon as I get some answers I'll be on my way!!!
WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am now in the Blogger Directory!! Now I don't fell like I am talking to myself quite so much. If you read this...let me know by dropping me a line at llefavor@hotmail.com. Thanks!
I just noticed that my December (and first month on Blogger) archives have vanished into thin air. Poof...gone. Oh well...a small price to pay I guess.
Boy, It only took me 12 years to even care about the political process enough to discuss it. Now I am finding myself getting into some pretty interesing conversations about "mature, adult" things like our political/election process. And sounding pretty smart while doing it. Although I know my father would never agree with my viewpoints, I know he'd be proud of my insights.

Work is going well. I have a good mix now of actual work and "free" time where all I can do is answer the phone and "play" on the internet. Before too long I will know enough about things around here to work all the time! And believe it or not I look forward to that!

Monday, January 15, 2001

Talked to my Canadian Cowboy last night for a grand total of over 3 hours. He always gives me the warm fuzzies when we talk. One day I hope he realizes whats going on. We both agreed that we still need to spend time together. I told him that we should never not talk to one another again and he agreed. Although I believe with every thing that is in me that we will be together one day, I agreed that we should just do the "very good friend" thing. He's so afraid that he's going to give me too much hope and break my heart again. I don't know how to convince him that I don't get my hope from him. My hope comes from the unshakable feelings I have about us. Even when he pushed me away I had hope. I probably always will!!

Friday, January 12, 2001

Talk about MALE bashing....(we were weren't we?)...there was the lady in England who bit off her best friend's new husbands...well bit off his testicle...because he was roughing them up and had her pinned down....then the guy in Brazil who decided that the Bible said for him to cut off his own member because he is in prison for rape...then the woman in China or was it Hong Kong who cut off her husband's testicle because she was tired of his cheating. Sheesh...I always seem to miss all the good trends!!!
Here's a funny way to look at the The AOL-Time/Warner Merger.
Is it starting to feel a bit like "Big Brother is watching?"
I know that blogs all over the place have this link but ain't Metafilter | Community Weblog GREAT?? It rocks.

Work goes great so far.

Having "girls night" tomorrow! Haven't gone out with C and J in AGES!! Can't wait. Life is good.

Wednesday, January 10, 2001

THE PROUD BBW: Did you see???? Not one but TWO BBWs on Millionare tonight!!!!! I am sooooooo happy to see that. They done us proud!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 09, 2001

Well...I'm still at the office...I'm pretty sure I have a job....but my body can't seem to get into the swing of things. I am VERY tired VERY early. G'nite. More soon.........

Sunday, January 07, 2001

I'm in a very sappy romantic mood. The bad thing is there is no one to share it with. So I guess I'll share it with the world.

I was so afraid, now I realize
Love is never gone, and so it never dies
There's a perfect world shining in your eyes
And if only they could see it too
The happiness I feel with you
They'd know love will find a way
Anywhere we go, we're home
If we are there together
Like dawn turning into day
Somehow we'll pull through
Now that I've found you
Love will find a way
I know love will find a way
--unknown (to me anyway)

Friday, January 05, 2001

VH1 has unveiled its Top 100 Rock'n'Roll albums of all time list. Of course based on MY opinion...there are a few glaring omitions and a quite a few on the list I don't think should have ever been put on vinal (or CD as the case may be).

Top Stories at Netscape.com

Thursday, January 04, 2001

Just how STUPID do you have to be to do THIS????
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001

Car Thieves Drink HIV-Infected Blood

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Two members of a gang of
Brazilian car thieves may have drank vials of HIV-infected blood --
thinking it was a yogurt drink -- found in a stolen car, officials said
on Wednesday.

Over the New Year's weekend, six armed bandits overpowered a
worker at a medical laboratory in the remote western state of
Rondonia, and stole his car while he was on the way to the airport
to ship blood samples to a distant laboratory, a spokesman for
Rondonia's security secretariat told Reuters.

"The blood samples came from AIDS patients and were being
shipped for further tests," the spokesman said.

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.

The thieves sped out of town, but made a brief stop at a bar on
their way. After a few stiff drinks, two members of the gang
uncovered the vials and gulped them down, mistaking them for
drinkable yogurt, the spokesman added.

The two suspects apparently exposed themselves to the deadly,
incurable disease.

SHEESH!!!!

Wednesday, January 03, 2001

Tonight I am "happy happy happy!!" I am 90% sure I got the job!!! I will know 100% on Friday.

I miss my Canadian Cowboy. I want to talk to him so bad. Strike that. I want to be with him so bad! I can't wait for this to be over and for us to be back together. Then you all can dance at my wedding!

"You can't stop my love for you...it will be here thats a given...as long as I am living on this earth one thing is true..you can turn around and forget me..curse my name but love won't let me let you go...boy always know...my love...is unconditional."--Clay Davidson (gender edited)

Tuesday, January 02, 2001

The Night We Met

The night we met
The stars shone bright
The world stood still
The night we met

The night we met
There was no one but us
There wasn't even a sound
The night we met

The night we met
Our lives changed then and there
Our souls recognized one another
The night we met

The night we met
Forever we were joined
Forever we fell in love
The night we met
The thrill of my week?? A friend who works at Nokia gave me a vibrating battery for my cell phone!!! The only thing that would be a bigger thrill is them telling me tomorrow that I have the job.

QUOTABLE QUOTE:"We come to love, not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."

Someone tell me how NetZero can advertise that the never EVER EVER have a monthly fee when after 40 hours in a month they start charging???

Did you hear??? Ray Walston died :-( Aloha Mr. Hand!!!

Well...I'm at my temp job and it looks like it may be a little more permanant!! Great job w/ pretty good pay!!!

I can't wait to see my blog in the directory~ more later!

Monday, January 01, 2001

Its a new millenium. It will definately be interesting to see what is in store! I look forward to a wonderful year.