Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Did you ever get up on the wrong side of bed
With an achin' head and just fall apart?
You're running late, the boss is bitchin',
It's cold outside, and the car won't start
Well I don't mean to bitch I swear
Cause we all got our cross to bear
But when I hear the music
All my troubles just fade away
When I hear the music
Let it play, let it play
When I hear the music
Sure as darkness I can see the day
When I hear the music
Let it play
Let it play
Life's just rented space getting laid to waste
When the lines on my face say I'm growing older
Just a stitch in time gonna save my mind
When the weight of the world lies on my shoulders
Soon I won't have a place to fit
But I'll cross that bridge when I come to it
Monday, May 26, 2008
Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to turn old cell phones into more than 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas in 2008.
To do so, Cell Phones for Soldiers expects to collect 15,000 cell phones each month through a network of more than 3,000 collection sites across the country.The phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each donated phone – enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.“Americans will replace an estimated 130 million cell phones this year,” says Mike Newman, vice president of ReCellular, “with the majority of phones either discarded or stuffed in a drawer. Most people don’t realize that the small sacrifice of donating their unwanted phones can have a tremendous benefit for a worthy cause like Cell Phones for Soldiers.”Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $1 million in donations and distributed more than 400,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.
“Cell Phones for Soldiers started as a small way to show our family’s appreciation for the men and women who have sacrificed the day-to-day contact with their own families to serve in the U.S. armed forces,” says the teens’ father, Bob Bergquist. “Over the past few years, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of others. But, we have also seen the need to support our troops continue to grow as more troops are sent overseas for longer assignments.”Through increased fundraising efforts, the Bergquist family hopes to raise more than $9 million in the next five years to fund new programs, such as providing video phones with prepaid service to allow soldiers abroad to see their families on a regular basis.
So if you have a used cell phone you're getting rid of, think about giving it to them...to help the soldiers talk to their families!
Friday, May 23, 2008
Some of the stations I've created are:
Jenny Owens Young
and the list goes on, I can't stop trying different artists....this site is so neat! Have fun! :)
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I couldn't really think of anything physical that I'm afraid of. At this point in my life, I feel like I'm strong enough to take anything the world throws me. I may not like it, per se, but I can take it.
I guess my fear is easily prevented by me...as long as I always keep it in mind, as I travel through life.
So, now it's your turn...What are you most afraid of?
Sunday, May 18, 2008
In other news...an aspiring artist named Jennifer Marsh decided to transform an abandoned gas station into a public work of art. It's a pretty neat idea. :) This is taken from the article on Foxnews.com:
"I really tried to find a good balance of art and politics. I don't want it to be just a political statement. And I don't want it to just be a sculpture," said the 27-year-old Marsh, who is finishing her master of fine arts degree at Syracuse University.
"I wanted to startle people so they would stop and think about it (oil) ... and be inspired to make up their own opinions about the situation and how it has affected their community," she said.
With the help of professional and amateur artists from 15 countries and more than 2,500 grade-school students in 29 states, Marsh covered the 50-year-old former Citgo station — pumps, light stands, signs and all — with more than 3,000 fiber panels that are crocheted, knitted, quilted or stitched together.
Some of the more imaginative panels are made with the labels from plastic beverage containers, plastic shopping bags and plastic six-pack carriers — all petroleum products.
A nearby kiosk explains the project — called WRAP, for World Reclamation Art Project.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Among others, I also like:
and Quentin Tarantino.
Who are some of your favorite directors? I would love to know! :)
Sunday, May 11, 2008
When he calls your name his voice is strong and clear
It's a dark and smoky place, so you can't quite see his face
He pulls you close and whispers in your ear
And he tells you he was born into some money
But it didn't mean he had to sit around
And he knows a thing or two about the things that you should do
If you don't want to take life lying down
First of all hang out a lot with Hemingway
Spend some time fighting bulls in Spain
You should go three rounds with Archie Moore and Sugar Ray
So damn scary you won't mind the pain
Be ringside at the Rumble in the Jungle
Make friends with Hunter S. and Jackie O.
And when they shoot poor Bobby down, you wrestle Sirhan to the ground
Love your friends and miss them when they go
You should write a book or two and start a magazine
Even if it never makes a dime
You should swing out by your feet above the circus ring
At the very least throw parties all the time
Time and tide will never care
Not so far from here to there
We just go
So enjoy yourself, do the things that matter
Cause there isn't time and space to do it all
Love the things you try, drink a cocktail wear a tie
Show a little grace if you should fall
Don't live another day unless you make it count
There's someone else that you're supposed to be
Something deep inside of you that still wants out
And shame on you if you don't set it free
That being said...this post is about a father, and it brings up a pretty serious topic...drunk driving. I've seen this discussed a lot lately, and when I saw this story I knew I needed to post about it.
Earlier this week a father of three gave his own life to shield his daughter from a driver under the influence.
In my opinion, drunk driving is horrible because the driver is not only putting them self in danger, but they're putting everyone's life in their own hands. So selfish!!!
My mother-in law's best friend died on her honeymoon at the hands of a drunk driver. Her husband survived.
It worries me that young adults these days do not take drunk driving seriously. They don't think about the dire consequences of their actions.
What do you think?
Ya, so maybe I'm a little drunk...but it DOES mean a lot.
Don't worry...I will post something better in the morning.
btw...my team was last in trivia.. but we won a free pitcher of beer, so all is good!
Also, they didn't have Paula Abdul on the Jute Box, but Sammy Hagar was just right.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
2. Today...I was getting a soda from the break room ...there was a guy in there eating(he doesn't work in my office)...we made small talk for, like, a millisecond...I said see you...he said good luck.
I thought about that for a minute...good luck with what? My day? Life?...??? He was probably not getting that philosophical, but whatever...I thought it was a cool way to end the conversation. Pretty unique. :)
Monday, May 5, 2008
I thought this story was promising...maybe more instances of equality for women to follow? It's the little steps that add up. The Saudi Arabian publics' accepting of this...hopefully is a sign of more tolerance to come!
read more | digg story
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Sadness, and a restless night filled with disturbing dreams followed. AND unfortunately...the effects continued into today. Yuck!
Feeling better now though...thankfully. :)
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Go there to read it! Also you can find Barbara here, here, and here. I enjoy reading all of her blogs. :) Check her out!
Friday, May 2, 2008
2. Today would be a nice day to smoke a cigarette.
3. Why does soda taste better from a can, but beer from a can taste repulsive?
4. Why do some people have a better sixth sense then others?
Thursday, May 1, 2008
So happy birthday free web...what would we do without you! :)
I have enjoyed the structure that NaBloPoMo provides, but I don't think I'm going to participate again this month. But, I'm sure that I will still be posting at least once a day...I love it.