Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Reality Check

Found on Yahoo Maps. I think it should apply to real life for so many people.

"When using any driving directions or map, it's a good idea to do a reality check and make sure the road still exists, watch out for construction, and follow all traffic safety precautions. This is only to be used as an aid in planning".

Monday, April 23, 2007

Welcome to 2007 - From

First integrated prom for rural Georgia High School

First Integrated Prom

If I Had A Hammer...

Or a Compound Mitre Saw and some drills and some deck screws and a circular saw and a Sawzall....I'd do this....This is how I spent my weekend, helping my friend finish her deck by adding the railing. And yes, it was built by hand, and yes I helped with the whole thing.

This is the finished product, I'll post more photos later.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Just a little more insight into who I am and if I repeat myself from an earlier post, forgive me, it's something I'm prone to do.

-I love burnt toast, but only if the bread it white bread. Black on the outside, white and smooshy in the middle.
-Hot wings - 2 words - LOVE THEM!
-I like to do yardwork, alot and I mean all of it, from grass cutting to landscaping, it gives me a sense of accomplishment.
-I'm 50/50. 50% book smart, 50% common sense - so yeah I can build you a deck AND figure out what's wrong with your MySpace page.
-I am leery(leary?) of people who do not have laugh lines around their eyes.
-My father threw me out when I was 19, I've been on my own ever since. I don't hate him.
-Furthermore, I am not a man-hater either and it baffles me when I hear women bash men so severely.
-I don't hate anyone. I may strongly dislike some people, but I don't hate anyone.
-I LOVE MY DOG - MAX - even if he's not perfect.
-The car I have was given to me. No I am not spoiled.
-I put myself through college via scholarships, full-time work and student loans.
-I drank heavily in college - I do not do this anymore.
-I dye my hair.
-I drink a glass of Soy Light Chocolate Milk every morning - if I can't have this, my day doesn't feel right.
-I have a huge weakness for cheese. All kinds EXCEPT the orange kind. Ask if you want to know more.
-I am not a picky eater.
-I go to the gym on a regular basis.
-I cannot run as far as I use to because I pulled my MCL - well a drunk fell on me at a bar - ask if you're curious.
-I love the feel of soft grass.
-I have 2 kites. A dragon and a stunt kite, because I am that good. No, I cannot fly them simultaneously.
-I have a thing for toothpaste and toothbrushes and will buy them even if I don't need them.
-I have 23 pairs of shoes.
-I have no less than 32 Bath and Body shower gels and sugar scrubs in my bathroom.
-I have eaten a dog biscuit before just to see what they tasted like.
-My car is spotlessly clean.
-I can tell the differnce between Fescue, Bermuda and Kentucky Blue Grass - nerd, I know.
-Everytime I use Oil of Olay I think of my grandmother.
-I will have my first mammogram at the end of April 2007.
-I miss being a teaching so much that I am going back to it. Because there, I made a difference.
-I am anal when it comes to the cleanliness of my surroundings.
-If I could be any Super Hero, I would be Aquaman, because he could swim underwater for a long time and communicate with marine life.
-I like the smell of fresh cut grass and gasoline.
-The smell of burnt hair makes me gag.
-I love the way the sun feels on my back.
-I prefer earth tones and deep blue colors, but my car is red.
-I think I look better with my glasses on rather than off.

That's it for now, I'm sure I'll justify adding more quirks soon enough
-The smell of burnt hair makes me gag.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

For VT

Because I so want to say something but I am at a loss for words.

Twenty-Third Psalm

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff--they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
my whole life long.

- Psalms 23: 1-6

Friday, April 13, 2007

Take Your Clothes Off....BABY!!!

But before you do that, go here Dr. Krista and read and enjoy, that's an ORDER! heh. On with the show...

Last night some co-workers went to a strip club here in Atlanta, to take someone out as they are leaving the company. I didn't go. I've been there and to several others and I just didn't feel like going, no big deal.

I get into work this morning, and the others are slowly but surely coming in and I'm a firm believer that one of the true marks of adulthood is that you can go out all night and make it to work on time the next day, but not everyone is me. So everyone's talking about the night and how they had fun and I got asked why I didn't go. I told them, "I know someone who works there and I know it makes her uncomfortable to see me there (no I do not make a habit of going to strip clubs), so I didn't go." No, I do not know what makes her uncomfortable, I mean she takes her clothing off for strangers, but maybe that's why, because I'm not a stranger.

Anyway....and then I heard one co-worker say this..."you know when those girls dance, they're always drunk or high." I bit my lip, hard. Because NO not all of them are drunk or high, that's a gross misrepresentation. A college friend of mine stripped to put herself through school, paid for, cash, no loans, nothing. Smart girl, and never ever drunk nor high when dancing simply because "I have to be aware of what's going on all the time in that situation." And it's true, you have too because when you are unaware, that's when it becomes dangerous.

No, I didn't say anything, I was at work, but I thought "how sad that someone is so stuffed into a box, that they assume (yeah it was a man), all strippers are drunk and/or high, real smart guy."

But here's the smart part....while all those strippers are drunk and/or high...there you sit, stuffing your money in their G-strings, into their hands, etc, etc....who's the smart one now.

Monday, April 09, 2007

“Honesty is such a lonely word....”.

Let’s talk about honesty and how we, in the general sense define it. And yes...please, please, please, feel free to leave comments, I want you too, I beg of you, your opinions. On with the show.

How do you define honesty, really? And is everyone really 100% honest? As far as I’m concerned, I won’t lie to someone but I also won’t mince words. I do however, take great care in how I approach a subject with another person as my goal is not to hurt that person in any way. Then again, I try like hell not to allow someone to get caught up in the moment as it were and if I do, or if I just don’t pick up on the clues that someone might be into me, then I man up and own up, pronto.

You know, I’ll just flat out give you the example, because it’s just easier that way. I liked someone, a lot, enough for me to open up, yet again, perhaps the timing was all wrong, I don’t know, that’s not the point here. The point is this....the other person, who “is honest”, began talking about spending a lot of time with someone else....I’m not dumb people, I put two and two together and got four. I figured out that she was seeing the other person. So I waited for her to come clean and just tell me, because in my opinion, an honest person would have just said “I have to tell you something”, or, “there’s something I need to tell you”.

Here’s the rub....I had to ask her if she was seeing the other person and only when asked was it confirmed, that yes, she was.

Is honesty selective? Do we, as humans use it when it benefits us? Are half-truths, honest? Is omitting part of the truth, honest? Are words that prove to be empty, honesty?

Seriously....what is it? I welcome your thoughts and opinions on this topic.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Yeah, I'm here trying to sort out so many thoughts. When they stop being scattered and come together, I'll write more. But for now, I thought this "error" message on MySpace was SOOOOO appropriate for the entire nation.

"Schools are temporarily disabled. They will be back shortly! Thanks for your patience".

And a thank you to HDW for checking in on me. It was appreciated.