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I Saved All My Pennies For The Well

brainwave-entrainmentWell, what do you think? My first made from SCRATCH theme. Whoo-hoo. I think it turned out rather well. The drop shadow didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped but it’ll do for now.

I had the worst weekend. I went home because my dog was really sick (not eating or sleeping, breathing really hard, and bleeding internally) so we put her to sleep on Saturday. I’ve been a basket case since. This was the hardest animal to lose. God, I miss her so much. Anyway, to avoid a completely morbid post, I’ll move on but before I do, here is a photo of her:

Other than THAT, I graduate in less than three weeks. I’m SO excited. I’ll get out of this 12×12 room or whatever it is and have a real life, as long as I get into law school.…

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How important is art for you? What matters more?

fp-ged-test-quoteFrom the barista who serves your coffee, to forward-thinking teachers, we all have creativity within us. We can be creative, if we want to. Art can be in  everything we do. I imagine if you’re passionate about it, you might think it’s pretty important. You might think about it a lot.  You might get frustrated if you can’t seem to finish a project or bring one of your ideas to life, says Emily who develops tests for the U.S. and Canadian High School Equivalency (HSE) tests. She says: sometimes, at the end of the day, I look around me and see that I didn’t accomplish much at all, and my professional goal is to create at least one new test for a website named MyCareerTools that helps students to get ready for the HSE test. Sometimes other things take over and  whatever I didn’t create for the day doesn’t matter anymore.…

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Friending Ex-Boyfriend on Classmates.com and Burying Old Ghosts

icon2I have really been letting this blog go slack lately and I apologize. I know I don’t have that many readers in the first place, but at the rate I’m going that’s hardly going to change for the better. Know that I am still here and at this point I have no intention of letting this blog die.

It’s just that sometimes I get caught up in personal drama and it diverts my energies away from more positive ends to become a Sucking Vortex Of Doom™. And that’s what’s happened in the past several days, I’m sorry to report.

I think I mentioned here several weeks ago that I had signed up for an account at Reunion.com and discovered that someone had been looking for me, and that upon plugging a certain person’s name into Google and locating him at Classmates.com, I realized I had been searched for by an old lover and Army buddy.…

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How to play against all odds

A couple of days ago I was doing one of my increasingly rare stints in school. You might remember how I forgot to tell the school that I don’t work there any more? Well yeah, they still don’t know! The bell went and I learned first hand why that place has a one way system in the corridors.

I only knew one way to get to where I was meant to be headed next so I found myself battling against the tide. Edging gently in the wrong direction I made very slow progress. It helped that, with my teacher hat on, I was seen as someone in authority. They kinda had to let me pass.

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On A Serious Note…

icon3Before I left for work this morning I checked my email to see if there had been any update on K.  Nothing in the inbox.  As I arrived at the office, I asked the secretary if there had been any news.  She shook her head and I knew … he didn’t make it.  Turns out, he didn’t even make it through the night.  In fact, when I posted my blog last night, he’d already passed.

K is gone.  He died surrounded by his family and loved ones.  The tubes are out.  He’s at peace.

To some degree, we each have our own idea of faith, religion and the afterlife.  I am Jewish but my opinions/beliefs are not 100% clear.  I know what I want to believe.  I want to believe there is a G-d (I was taught never to write out G-d’s name so it couldn’t be destroyed … hence the hyphen) and that He has a greater purpose. …

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Going Back to School. I am So Excited

inspirationLearning new things is a constant in my life that I don’t believe will ever change. However, I would love to stop attending classes sooner than later. Yes, I went to high school but in another country and my diploma is not good enough in the US. I am at a pivotal point in my life.  I’m at the bottom of the hiring list in most industries, and I’m bored out of my mind. What I need is a GED so now I’m taking free online GED classes, that will help me get into college.

I have been looking for work for more than two years with nothing solid to report. Sitting idly is not something I can do very well.  I want to take advantage of my time now.…

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Bookmarking URLS Favicon Style

fav-best-gedEver since internet browsers appeared the term bookmark has taken on another definition and several sub-definitions associated with it’s use.  Anyway, today bookmarking usually refers to actually saving one of more of your favorite sites in a folder named bookmarks or favorites that’s stored under your browser’s menu and in an html backup file.

First, there’s basic bookmarking that we’ve all come to know as the ‘bookmark’ or ‘favorites’ button on our browser menu bar, or CTRL D
on the keyboard, or the right-click drop down menu selection ‘bookmark this page‘.…

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The Golden Ribbon That Ties The World Together

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to avoid lack of motivation

Angel posted an entry today about what she expects in a friend, such as empathy and humor. I thought I’d mix it up a bit and write about what my friends are as a way of showing my gratitude, and reminding myself of how lucky I am when times get tough between us.

  1. Accepting
    No matter what music I like, or what I choose to do with my life, my friends will always accept it.  Even if they don’t agree with it, they won’t hold it against me.
  1. Encouraging
    In the past couple of years I’ve been through a lot, and my friends have been there every step of the way. From something as simple as motivating me when I want to lose weight, to something as complex as helping me get through my therapy. I’m still not there, but I know that if I hit a stumbling block they’ll be there to pick me back up.
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Solitude And Salvation

reviews-iconTravel with me. Through my home’s back doors, across the cracked and broken patio, and up the pitted zigzag of cement steps hemmed in by straggling weeds. Past my lawn-turned-jungle to the left and my neighbour’s land-grabbing bamboo to the right. On and on, beyond even the perforated greenhouse–and there, in dappled shade, you’ll find my place of solitude and salvation. Black and silent, the compost bin beckons me like some ancient desert temple, its bulbous contours rudely defying my modernist taste.

Shine a Light

Now I’m glad I completed my GED diploma, and thanks almighty internet for finding this awesome website for free ged prep! It’s time to reflect a little on the old days. Forty years ago last June, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by the Rolling Stones stormed singles charts the world over. It also features in the new Martin Scorsese movie about the band, Shine A Light.…

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Benefits to Being Married

15. When the house is a mess there is someone else to blame!

  1. Someone to hang out with on your day off!
  2. There is always someone to give you a hug!
  3. Someone to make you feel better after fighting with your sister.
  4. Someone to tell you it’s time to say good night to twitter and go to sleep!
  5. Having someone to make you smile when you are sad.
  6. Getting to make your hubby feel better when he’s feeling sick.
  7. Know that “anti-slip” liner you can put into the bottom of the shower?  When you lift it up from the shower floor it makes a large noise.  My hubby heard it and came running to the bathroom door to check on me!