I am not a Johnny Cash fan, but I really dig this performance. Chris Daughtry performs Walk the Line:
WyldRyde is a great IRC server that I have been hanging out on for four years. In the past year, I have been there more and met a lot of nice people. I mainly hang out in #blogshares, but I also chill in #bsec, #vinyl, #Aliensco, #pnp and #lockergnome. I chat about Blogshares a lot but we also talk about a variety of topics such as music, world news, politics and movies. It gets so crazy in #blogshares sometimes, that I forget what we are talking about. The people on WyldRyde are fun and intelligent. I rarely see spammers taking advantage in channels, but when they do… ops are there to get their ban on.
Join us on WyldRyde. http://www.wyldryde.org/
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William’s hemoglobin count was 9.4 today which was better than his count of 8.9 four weeks ago. His hemoglobin count was likely lower last month because he was fighting a cold. The whole family went over to the hospital today. I stayed with Keisha in the playroom while JT went with the nurse to have William’s blood drawn for the tests. JT said that William took it like a champ… he barely cried while the blood was drawn. This is a major turnaround from two months ago when William kicked and bit me while M. put the IV in his arm. I am very proud of William and thankful that his treatments are going well. Tomorrow is his scheduled transfusion.
I have been very tired, even more so than normal, for the last week or so. Yeah… yeah I am not taking my multi-vitamins. Let me add that to my 2007 New Year Resolutions. Take multi-vitamins daily. Sounds easy, but it is not for me.
Wednesday Mind Hump
1. How old is your microwave?
Eight years old. I bought it during the summer before I was a junior in college. I really should buy a new one, but hey it still works.
2. How many times in a day do you use your microwave oven, and what do you usually use it for?
I use it about 2-3 times a day. I usually use it to heat up the children’s food, boil water for tea and to (re)heat up my dinner.
3. What’s your favorite microwavable treat?
Hamburger pizza rolls.
4. Ever had a microwave disaster?
Yes, I was heating up some sweet potatoes for the twins. I thought I put the timer on 2 minutes and 50 seconds, but I really hit 25 minutes 50 seconds. When I was upstairs I smelled something on fire. I rushed downstairs and saw smoke coming from the potatoes. The horrific smell stayed with the microwave for weeks.
Well Aunt Dot called me this evening and said that Ameren Electric finally made it over her house and was able to hook up their electric. The Ameren guy recommended to have an electrician come out to the house to replace her meter box. We both thought that American was responsible for that, but I guess not. Regardless, I am happy that my aunt has a heated home now. My prayers are still with many of my coworkers as there are many in Missouri and Illinois that remain without power for six days now.
1. In your opinion, does the news media focus more attention on good or bad news?
Yes, the news does focus more attention on bad news. This is why I limit the amount of news that I watch. All of the bad news is depressing.
2. What two things would you change about how the news is reported?
I would have more good news reports; for example, visiting local schools and speaking with students and their achievements and local events. Second, I would have a better variety of reporters. I get tired of seeing the same journalists. Boring.
3. Do you tend to watch the same news stations or do you change it around depending on the day?
I tend to watch the same news stations. For local news I watch KSDK Channel 5 and for world news I watch Headline News. If there are special events then I watch CNN, Headline News, MSNBC and all the local news stations.
4. Do you generally believe most of what the news media reports or do you tend to dismiss their reporting?
I am generally a skeptic. I listen to the news and then I think to myself oh this is what really happened…
I have been extremely tired for a few days now. Thursday we had a major ice storm in the area. Fortunately our home did not lose power as the temperature dropped into the teens and 20s. Unfortunately, my mom, JT’s mom and Aunt Dot lost power through Saturday afternoon. Dot’s power is still off. To this date there are still over 200,000 people in Missouri and Illinois that remain without power. Terrible man. I am praying for all of the people without power.
1. I wish people would just leave me alone when I have just waken up in the morning or from a nap. I can be really grouchy at these times.
2. My biggest pet peeve where other drivers are concerned, is when truck drivers don’t properly secure their items in the back, e.g. bags of sand, rocks, wood, etc. That is a safety hazard folks.
3. I will probably spend less than $200 (at least that is my goal) on holidays this season.
4. I really hope to join the gym in my building at work by the end of this calendar year.
5. I make about ten resolutions each year, and keep one or two of them.
I say … and you think … ?
Hello :: Goodbye
Flinstone :: Vitamins
Corn :: Feet
Interview :: ABC
Deviant :: One
Concept :: Illusion
Bridge :: Underwater
Karen :: Foster
Encounter :: Alien
Biological :: Clock
The 19 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Death
1. After being decapitated, the average person remains conscious for an additional 15-20 seconds. Talk about a way to go.
2. Mourning your dear departed cat? You could shave your eyebrows like the ancient Egyptians used to. Then again, maybe a trip to the pet cemetery would be easier.
3. May want to rethink what you bury your loved ones in. An old wives’ tale claims that if a woman is buried wearing the color black, she’ll come back to haunt the family.
4. Speaking of preventing hauntings, yet another old wives tale led to the institution of burial wreaths. It was believed that the wreath would encircle the spirit of the dead person, thereby preventing them from returning from the grave.
5. In 1931, Henry Ford decided to preserve his friend, Thomas Edison’s last dying breath. He kept it in a bottle. Hope he put a label on that one.
6. One of the main reasons cowboys carried pistols in the 1800’s was to avoid being dragged to death by their horse. You think they could have just gotten bigger stirrups.
7. The last words spoken by Union General John Sedgewick were, “They (the Confederate soldiers) couldn’t hit an elephant from this dis…”
1. What is your most-used software program?
At home: Microsoft Word, mIRC, Opera, Outlook and Firefox. At work: Internet Explorer, Outlook and notepad.
2. What is your most-used hardware device?
3. Is there a software or hardware device that you currently do not know how to use but would like to learn how to use?
I want to learn how to use Macromedia Flash and Microsoft Access.
4. So you have the choice between a hard, crunchy taco or a soft tortilla-wrapped one … which do you prefer?
Soft tortilla-wrapped one.
5. Do you prefer hard ice cream over soft-serve, or does it not matter as long as you have something sweet?
I like my ice cream firm like Edys and not soft-serve like McDonalds.
6. When you have a list of tasks ahead, do you tackle them hardest to easiest or in no particular order?
No particular order.
7. what is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to tell someone?
That we cannot be together anymore.
8. What was the last hard situation you’ve had to sit/go through?
The last two and one half years of my life… and still on-going.
1. Are you complicated?
Yes, I am very complicated. Ask JT.
2. Do you retaliate?
98% of the time no. I really do my best not to, because I don’t like it when I am retaliated against.
3. Last person to hug you?
My children, William and Keisha.
4. Your latest complaint:
The way JT approached something with me.
5. Who was the bully on your playground?
Only one name comes to mind at the moment… Keith H.