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(no subject) [Nov. 8th, 2004|03:04 pm]
[mood |excitedexcited]

I am starting to get excited for the holidays this year, especially with the exciting prospect of having a new house in which to entertain. I really need a new dining table and chairs before I can even think of having people over for Thanksgiving though. I need to check out that Suite place in Redmond for their cheapo furniture. Bastards aren't open on Sundays, darnit. My new braided rug *swoon* will be delivered tomorrow! I'm so excited!!! Of course, the only rug/carpet we have in the house so far gets delivered the week after we get our new puppy. Yes, that's right, NEW PUPPY! <3
He's the cutest thing and my stupid impulses got the better of me last Thursday when browsing petfinder.org. That site is dangerous, let me tell you! But it's okay because I think we got a smart dog and hopefully he'll be all potty trained and obedient by the time the baby is born. I just love him so much already! What a cutie pie.

He's just too cute!
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(no subject) [Oct. 14th, 2004|11:46 am]
Our friend happens to be a sonographer and gave us a free "session". I was 2 days shy of 20 weeks when these were taken.

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Oh yes, and it's a GIRL!

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(no subject) [Jun. 28th, 2004|09:09 am]
[mood |THRILLED]

I'M PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!
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(no subject) [Jun. 22nd, 2004|09:11 am]
[mood |amusedamused]

While I respect the kids' frustrations of having to go to school until mid-July, I really think they might need a bit more time in the classroom. :)

The students said they were just following their teachers' example by striking to make a point. One rumpled sign read: "We shouldn't suffer for there [sic] mistake."

Marysville students on strike
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Building a better baby... [Feb. 12th, 2004|10:24 am]
[mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]

I have extremely mixed feelings regarding stem cell research and cloning. On the one very large hand, I am against cloning, stemcells, and genetic manipulation. I feel like it is evil and Frankenstein-esque. Who are we to tinker with God's legos and build bionic super people that live forever or who have no genetic discrepancies? I mean, variety is the spice of life, overpopulation is bad, and in the wrong hands cloning and genetic development could create a huge super army or a race of subhuman humans. Weird. Creepy. Evil, right?
On the other and much smaller hand, I feel like pursuing this science would be a wonderful way to enhance the lives of many people that would benefit from stem cell treatment, myself included. Articles such as this: http://dsc.discovery.com/news/afp/20040209/stemcell.html
really make the possibility apparent that my MS could be repaired or treated completely.
One of my coworkers has a type of Hodgkins disease and is being treated by bone marrow transplant/stemcell replacement right now. Is it right to deny him a chance to have a better and more healthy life? Shall I be condemned to a future in a wheelchair because we are not allowed to research these stemcells?
Then again, if we increase our already long lifespans even further, what does that do to our already environmentally taxed world?
These are questions that I pray someone much more moral and intelligent can answer for us all.
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Infrequent [Feb. 10th, 2004|10:52 am]
[mood |excitedexcited]

Well, we finally did it. The damn Toyota 4Runner is FINALLY out of our lives! The saga of the POS SUV my husband bought 3 years ago is over. After buying the car and getting locked in at 21% interest rate, replacing the engine, breaking the antenna, losing the gas door, bleeding the brakes to make them work, worrying about the deteriorating steering column, having to repair the new engine we purchased, not passing emissions, and basically dealing with the most tart of lemon cars, we finally bid the sucker goodbye.

We are now the proud owners of a lovely solar yellow 2004 5-speed Jeep Rubicon.

The salesman was able to work out our negative equity on the 4Runner and still give us decent monthly payments on the Rub. Unfortunately, we owed twice what the Toyota was worth. Ouch. Evil.

Today is lovely and has clear blue skies. It is a perfect day to drive around in a solar yellow lovely brand new car smelling jeep!

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Cracked out [Nov. 18th, 2003|09:05 am]
So I dreamed last night that I went back to Italy, and this time I brought Dustin with me, which was great. We showed up at the villa and everybody was already eating nummy gnocchi and other simmering italian goodness. We were told to dish up and we began feasting and chit-chatting with all that were there. Somehow they were keeping a secret from me...apparantly I was to be the sacrificial possessed that allowed them to dwell in this Italian villa. S, a girl I knew was there with her boyfriend and Dust and I went swimming in the river with them. I began to bask on a nice river rock when all of a sudden the sky went dark and a presence surrounded me. Everybody else was gone. After a pause, things returned to normal except we saw that S's boyfriend was lying face-down in the river, dead.

I began to be chased by a presence througout the villa. Talking to someone in my dream, I would catch a dark evil shadow out of the corner of my eye and spin around and it would be gone. Several times I saw this figure, and it was Voldo from Soul Caliber, the video game! But it was a "real-life" dream and he was quite terrifying.

Well he chased me straight out of Italy and I jumped a plane a train and a taxi and arrived at a space age Dutch movie theater. I could totally understand the language in my dream. So I saw a French flick in the theater and totally ditched Voldo. I was safe. Then I had to wake up.
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IF YOU CANNOT FIND OSAMA [Feb. 27th, 2003|03:28 pm]
(sung to the tune of "If you're happy and you know it clap your hands.")

If you cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq.
If the markets are a drama, bomb Iraq.
If the terrorists are frisky,
Pakistan is looking shifty,
North Korea is too risky,
Bomb Iraq.

If we have no allies with us, bomb Iraq.
If we think that someone's dissed us, bomb Iraq.
So to hell with the inspections,
Let's look tough for the elections,
Close your mind and take directions,
Bomb Iraq.

It's pre-emptive non-aggression, bomb Iraq.
To prevent this mass destruction, bomb Iraq.
They've got weapons we can't see,
And that's all the proof we need,
If they're not there, they must be,
Bomb Iraq.

If you never were elected, bomb Iraq.
If your mood is quite dejected, bomb Iraq.
If you think Saddam's gone mad,
With the weapons that he had,
And he tried to kill your dad,
Bomb Iraq.

If corporate fraud is growin', bomb Iraq.
If your ties to it are showin', bomb Iraq.
If your politics are sleazy,
And hiding that ain't easy,
And your manhood's gettin' queasy,
Bomb Iraq.

Fall in line and follow orders, bomb Iraq.
For our might knows not our borders, bomb Iraq.
Disagree? We'll call it treason,
Let's make war not love this season,
Even if we have no reason,
Bomb Iraq.

Parody by Reverend J. Michael Mansfield

"In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character. We must begin to ask, 'Why are there forty million poor people in a nation overflowing with such unbelievable affluence? Why has our nation placed itself in the position of being God's military agent on earth...? Why have we substituted the arrogant undertaking of policing the whole world for the high task of putting our own house in order?'"
--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Saints be praised!!! [Apr. 19th, 2002|02:42 pm]
[mood |ecstaticecstatic]

Easy Big Fella

Sit & Spin -- May 5th
$$ -- TBA

*jumping up and down*
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It's not New Years Eve, but..... [Mar. 27th, 2002|03:52 pm]
[mood |exhaustedexhausted]

They say that it helps to write things down in order to achieve your goals. I also think that it doesn't hurt to publish them, sort of as a contract with the world. The goals I hold for myself at this time in my life are as follows:

  • I want to work out at least three times a week. I really enjoy eating and it's finally starting to catch up to me.
  • I need to start playing and practicing my cello with some regularity. Losing out on three years of playing has made a huge and terrible impact on my skillz.
  • I want to organize my thoughts and my life. Right now, I am in chaos.
  • I want to keep updating my web site and make it look more and more fabulous.
  • I need a freakin' budget! I'm always broke, but salaries should prove otherwise...?
  • I need to finish my mom's website.. a christmas gift!
  • I need to get more sleep so I can actually accomplish this stuff.

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