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August 31, 2004

do your part to fight breast cancer

according to Snopes.com (my source for debunking all hoaxes), it is true that part of the proceeds from each bag of pink and white M&Ms sold goes to fund breast cancer research.

I urge all of you out there to do your part and go eat lots of pink and white M&Ms. Make the sacrifice. Eat chocolate and help your sisters and mothers and daughters have a chance in the fight against breast cancer.

Tell everyone you must eat the chocolate, it's for a good cause. :)

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August 25, 2004

it's hot!

It has been a mild summer here in North Texas so far. At least until yesterday. Temps were above 100 F. Now usually by this time we have had 45-60 days of temps around or over 100. So I should be thankful I suppose. But it's hot now. Seems this is the time I need to be running around too, or at least find myself outside walking way too much. Perhaps I am outside no more than normal, but the heat, the oppressive heat, is reminding me how unused to this I am.

I was thinking of upping my exercise, but I also think I have lost 5 pounds in sweat alone the past couple of days. Maybe I'll just wait another week. Or two. :)

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August 23, 2004

JDR, Jr.

I found this on tribe.net and thought all of you would enjoy it.

I Believe

I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master.
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
I believe that thrift is essential to well ordered living and that economy is a prime requisite of a sound financial structure, whether in government, business or personal affairs.
I believe that truth and justice are fundamental to an enduring social order.
I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man's word should be as good as his bond; that character -- not wealth or power or position -- is of supreme worth.
I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free.
I believe in an all-wise and all-loving God, named by whatever name, and that the individual's highest fulfillment, greatest happiness, and widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with His will.
I believe that love is the greatest thing in the world; that it alone can overcome hate; that right can and will triumph over might.

In 1962 these words were included on a commemorative plaque that honors him at Rockefeller Center.

some more info on this awesome man
archive.rockefeller.edu/bio/jdrjr.php

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August 19, 2004

you know there is something wrong

...when you wake up with a start at 6:30 in the morning (after getting home at 1 am) thinking, "Oh no! It's Saturday!" only to relax a few minutes later and think, "whew, it's only Thursday."

I went to dinner and then salsa dancing (more like salsa watching) last night with some girlfriends. Had a great time. All the dancers were great to watch. We danced solo on the sidelines a bit, but most of the music while I was there was geared toward couples. This apparently changed after I left, and my friend had a great time dancing. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed going out and dancing to a live band.

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August 16, 2004

job search continues

Back on the horse you fell off of, as they say. I have been watching a lot of CSI lately (I hope I am not repeating myself, but I am too lazy to go check), and I have been thinking. I know that show is not reality, but it has a lot of real things in it. When I was in college, I got a pre-med degree, major in biology, minor in chemistry. When I didn't end up going to med school, I considered my other options. I didn't want to spend 4 years in med school and extra years in clinicals and as a resident. Silly me. I just wanted to go be a medical examiner, so I started looking around at the next best thing. Crime scene investigator was recommended to me and caught my eye. Again with the lazy, I didn't follow up on it. Now I am.

I can get a masters of science in forensic genetics or in general forensics in 2 years. Very cool, but I need a job now. Why not work while going to school? Not sure I can or want to, at least not full time. Back to the job hunt, because I am qualified for quite a bit. I found that Dallas County is looking for a Trace Evidence Examiner. TINGTINGTING! We have a winner. I applied. Just for grins I applied for the Toxicology Chemist II and Drug Chemist II jobs as well. I am not as interested in them, but I am qualified, surprise, surprise.

See, while I love CSI, I know I would be better back in the lab than in the field. I am more of a Greg than a Sarah. I would love field work, but could work immediately in a lab.

Now to find out whose desk I sit in front of till they hire me....

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August 12, 2004

actually, billy...

I wasn't a computer geek or a comic book geek. I am a:

Gamer (RPG)
Gamer, RPG


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*sigh* I am such a geek.

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August 10, 2004

disconnected!

I have not had internet access at the house since Friday morning, and will not have it there till at least Thursday afternoon. Those of you who have sent me emails and they bounced, I'm sorry. Leave me a comment here and I'll email you from a web email account. I am so frustrated with ISPs here right now!

Anyway, I miss reading and writing here. I'll be back asap. (I am borrowing my mom's connection right now).

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August 05, 2004

I'm a snob!

HASH(0x8154f10)
You speak eloquently and have seemingly read every
book ever published. You are a fountain of
endless (sometimes useless) knowledge, and
never fail to impress at a party.
What people love: You can answer almost any
question people ask, and have thus been
nicknamed Jeeves.
What people hate: You constantly correct their
grammar and insult their paperbacks.


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just like my twin snob, Anne.

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August 04, 2004

"fill the boot" booted

Here in the DFW metroplex we have laws against panhandling. This means that people standing by the highway with "will work for food" signs and all their variations will be arrested for doing so. Unfortunately, this law applies to our local firefighters as well.

Here in DFW, our firefighters do the Shriner thing and stand in medians with fireman boots asking for donations. This is the one group of people I always like to give money to. The firefighters aren't being given waivers for the new law, so one of their major sources of income has been compromised. The firemen give the money to the charities of their choice. They are down $300,000 this year due to the new law.

This next three days, August 4-6, Dallas firefighters will be at the local 7-11's from 3 to 6 pm each day collecting donations. I urge you to go by if you are in the area and help out the local firemen.

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and the word has come down from on high

The company I had such high hopes for working for has decided they need to focus on sales rather than what I was being hired for, which was sales and tech support and technical writing.

[blink]

I have a feeling this is a sign from the universe. I am going to back away slowly till I find a rock.

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