Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Day of Good News and Bad News

Mike Cormier was a friend of ours from high school. He was a talented musician and was one of the performers at our wedding in 1985. We are so sorry that he passed away so young, and so tragically. Hope you are looking down on us all and know we feel sadded by your loss.
Michael J. Cormier
May 8, 1961 - January 24, 2008

Birth Place: Tampa, Florida
Resided In: Salem & Peabody
Visitation: Saturday, February 2, 2008 Details
Services: Saturday, February 2, 2008 Details
Cemetery: Cedar Grove Cemetery Details

Michael J. Cormier, 46, of Salem died unexpectedly on Thursday January 24, 2008 after being stricken at his home.

Michael was born on May 8, 1961 in Tampa Florida son of the late Edward N. Cormier Sr. and Marian R. (McLeod) Cormier. He graduated from Danvers High School Class of 1979 and resided in Peabody and Salem for many years.

Michael designed and installed stain glass windows for many years. He was a personable person who enjoyed alpine skiing, woodworking, the outdoors, listening to music and watching scientific and nature television programs.

Michael is survived by his 2 sisters and their husband, Catherine and Joseph Butler of South Hamilton, Sandra and Jerome Strazzulla of Beverly; a brother and his wife, Edward N. Cormier Jr. and Cheryl Cormier of Peabody; a niece, Christie Butler, 2 nephews, Jay Cormier of Ipswich and Kenny Cormier of Peabody.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday February 2, 2008 at 10 a.m. in St. Ann’s Church, 140 Lynn St., Peabody. The family will receive family and friends Saturday form 8:45 to 9:40 a.m at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St. (new location) Peabody. The interment of his ashes will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the Salvation Army, 93 North St., Salem, MA 01970-3963.

Now on to better news of the day-- the article I wrote about my late Mother was published in today's Danvers Herald. Page 4 and I got my own byline and they want me to write more in the future on a range of subjects! I am so delighted! The article will be online later and I'll post a link.

Also good news-- Sarah Brown is back and looking great! Maybe the show will perk up. It's just too bad they had to let so many other actresses go to pay for Sarah's return. Tight times financially for soaps.

Finally, very good news about Brit Spears going in for medical care. Perhaps she can be saved after all!!!!!

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

GH some scoops and some rumors

TMK-- oh I think TMZ should be the ones to break this news! How funny would that be? Me? I don't care anymore. It's been dragged out way too long, and I remain convinced that the writer's (such as they are) keep changing there minds. Karen says it must be Mike, adding that he smells sweet because he bakes all the time at Kelly's. Ok- I'll go with Karen because she's a smart cookie. I briefly considered just confessing myself in order to get this stoopid storyline over with.

Some scoop stuff-- Michael shoots Kate- just a flesh wound, requiring minor repair. Evidently both Morgan and Carly see it. Someone I trust has heard that Laura Wright has done a PSA about guns/kids-- but this person also asked me if it was true, so who knows? Kristina gets kidnapped by Daniel (the weirdo at Kelly's), and Jerry is the hero who saves her and then later pays the price for not complying with orders and gets the crapola beaten out of him. Liz thinks she may have hit Sam with her car, but isn't sure...Nik really did it during a blackout, but Liz is the one arrested.

Fun rumors: Maurice B is either leaving for vacation or for good and they decide to make him the TMK! Coop has a twin or a clone who is the killer- thus the DNA evidence. A woman is the killer, wears a sweet smelling perfume. Claudia learns the truth about Jake and uses it to get to Jason. Someone who left GH recently, a man, is back, but no one is saying any guesses? I love the idea that they recast AJ and that he never really died and he is the TMK. Or it is Zombie Alan (not the same as Ghost Alan) who wants more dead people with him! Again, it's not like I care, it is just fun to speculate.

I'm in touch again with Linda who used to run the Turtle Run website and now is the Head Honcho at Soapdom and is doing an amazing job that I wouldn't want to tackle! Kudos to her! Visit her site and leave your comments at Soapdom

Time to go read now--I have overdue library books! Also going to try to eke out another chapter on the book I'm writing. I haven't slept well in a few nights and seem to be my most creative when running on empty! Thanks to Cheryl for ALL her hard work and help with editing and making creative suggestions!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Remember Casey the Alien on GH

Hey if they don't want to go to NYC for the Empire State Bldg story, there's always Texas for the UFO sightings that after much denial the Government now says they had fighter jets up there and that's what people saw. Who knows--maybe this is the story Frisco and Felicia have been working on for YEARS! After all UFO sightings really started in 1947 at Roswell. Isn't Felicia from New Mexico? Hmmmm

Texas UFO investigators probe Stephenville sightings

11:28 AM CST on Sunday, January 20, 2008
By JEFFREY WEISS / The Dallas Morning News

DUBLIN, Texas – Anyone looking for answers about the recent mysterious lights in the Texas sky left here disappointed Saturday. But the big meeting hosted by the Mutual UFO Network delivered in plenty of other ways:

Decked out in his best alien attire, Dudley accompanies owner Parks Blackwell of Fort Worth to a Texas Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) meeting Saturday at the Rotary Building in Dublin, Texas. MUFON investigators took reports from people who claimed to have seen unidentified flying objects in nearby Stephenville. Jokers in tinfoil hats, check. Funny UFO T-shirts, check. Crop circle conspiracy theorists, check. Fresh popcorn and Dublin's real-sugar Dr Pepper dispensed by the friendly folks from the Rotary Club, check.

And even a hint of science and a sense that the cheerful mob scene might actually contribute to knowledge, if not definitive explanations.

"I think a lot of people saw the same things," said Laura Washburn of nearby Glen Rose, whose son, Shane, saw something odd in the sky on the nights of Dec. 31 and Jan. 2.

The two of them spent a couple of hours among the more than 500 who packed the Dublin Rotary building, listening to others tell their stories.

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"Hearing so many other people takes away the feeling that I don't want to be the only one, the one that people say is crazy," Ms. Washburn said.

The meeting was triggered by local reports of slow-moving, glowing objects in the sky the night of Jan. 8. Three men told their stories to Angelia Joiner, a reporter for the Stephenville Empire-Tribune.

"The people were so genuine and so credible," Ms. Joiner said Saturday. "You could tell they really saw something."

Plus, it was a good tale that she figured her readers would like. She was right about that. Once her first story ran, other people came forward. And once word traveled beyond the area, the world wanted to know more.

Every major news network has run stories about the lights near Stephenville. Two witnesses, plus Ms. Joiner, were remote guests Friday on Larry King Live.

MUFON was founded in 1969 and has chapters all over the U.S. The Colorado-based organization is a club for UFO buffs, but it's also a network of amateur investigators who try to evaluate every report they receive of something odd in the sky. MUFON announced last week that it would hold a meeting to interview witnesses of the Stephenville-area lights.

The first site for the meeting was a livestock sales barn. That humble location didn't sit well with the Rotarians of Dublin, about 10 minutes down the road from Stephenville.

"It's kinda like we have company coming and we need to take care of them," said Pat Leatherwood, a member of the Dublin Rotary Club. "Whether or not you believe it, you can still be nice."

Texas MUFON officials gratefully accepted the Rotarians' offer of a comfortable place to talk to witnesses. By the end of Saturday afternoon, more than 200 people had formally filed their stories.

MUFON investigators are a cross between the Ghostbusters of the movie and the amateur detectives of the Scooby-Doo cartoons. Like the Ghostbusters, they know they're taking on a task with a high giggle factor.

But like Velma and Scooby's other cartoon companions, MUFON investigators take a scientific approach. They look for clues, interview witnesses, analyze evidence. And like the teenage detectives on the TV show, MUFON usually concludes that there's nothing unworldly about the sightings it investigates.

MUFON certifies its official investigators. They're trained to recognize unusual cloud patters, star formations, bugs flying close to the camera, light reflecting from the lens and myriad other ways an odd image can show up on a photo.

Robert Powell of Austin, MUFON's national director of research, was in Dublin on Saturday to help with the investigation. He hoped to find stories that matched – people in different places who saw something similar about the same time. But he knew many such stories turn out to be something mundane.

"An unidentified flying object can turn out to be an airplane, and then it's identified," he said.

Steve Hudgeons of Fort Worth is MUFON's senior investigator for Texas. Mr. Hudgeons, 58, makes his living as a project manager for a construction company.

A few days before the big meeting, he described some of the problems his investigators would surely find. The biggest, ironically, is the massive publicity. Witnesses had a chance to hear from one another and talk among themselves. Often in such situations, people's memories shift, Mr. Hudgeons said. The other problem, he said, was that the intense media attention would pull people from the woodwork who have nothing useful to contribute.

"We are going to get people down there who have aluminum foil on their heads," he said with a sigh. "We always get that."

Which they did. They also got more witnesses in one place than MUFON had ever tried to interview. Like hooking a fire hose to a garden hose, the crowd blew out the normal careful interview process that MUFON tries to conduct about every report it gets. One woman had a story about something she saw in 1957. Others had accounts from last month or last year.

Their descriptions of the objects included an aspirin with lights around the edges, glowing orbs, a wedge-shaped row of lights and an enormous classic movie-special-effects flying saucer. Some witnesses were fuzzy about the time of their sighting. Others weren't clear about which way they were looking. But several were able to answer many of the questions on the MUFON investigation form. Where were they at the time? Which direction did they look? Did what they saw seem to hover? Wobble? Appear solid? Have fuzzy edges?

Over the next couple of months, MUFON's investigators plan to follow up with some of the witnesses and eventually produce a report about any patterns they find in the accounts.

In the meantime, the locals are mostly having fun with the story. A Stephenville hotel has a goofy image of a green cartoon alien in a hotel suite sitting by the front desk. "He's on the fourth floor" of the three-story hotel, guests are told.

But some people are worried that the story will leave an image of their area as being filled with a bunch of UFO-seeing nuts.

Chris Baker, 37, lives in Dublin. He's seen only one unusual sight in the sky lately: "Just snow."

"I'm hoping after this weekend is over that people will start to forget about it," he said. "I don't think there is enough to it to make it a tourist attraction like Glen Rose and dinosaurs."

General Hospital needs to visit NYC and The Empire State Bldg

Considering all the strangeness that is General Hospital these days--who will use Michael's gun to shoot who, who runs Sam over, and above all who is the freaking Text Message Killer, they might do well to go on location in NYC and try to figure out this Empire State Building Mystery! Could be interesting! What the heck, a few stray radio waves could liven things up!

Several cars a day get bizarrely stranded in a five-block 'Bermuda Triangle' near the Empire State Building.

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Shuttle driver Russell Valeev says his vehicle suddenly stalled on E. 35th St.

Daily News
In the shadow of the Empire State Building lies an “automotive Bermuda Triangle” - a five-block radius where vehicles mysteriously die.

No one is sure what’s causing it, but all roads appear to lead to the looming giant in our midst - specifically, its Art Deco mast and 203-foot-long, antenna-laden spire.

“We get about 10 to 15 cars stuck near there every day,” said Isaac Leviev, manager of Citywide Towing, the AAA’s exclusive roadside assistance provider from 42nd St. to the Battery. “You pull the car four or five blocks to the west or east and the car starts right up.”

Motorists like Russell Valeev, 25, learn about it the hard way.

“The lights work, the horn works, everything. But it won’t start,” Valeev, a driver for Golden Touch Transportation said one recent evening as he sat in his 2005 Ford van with the hood propped open on E. 35th St., between Lexington and Park Aves. “It’s my job. No money.”

The 102-story building, at Fifth Ave. between 33rd and 34th Sts., has been home to broadcast equipment since its opening in 1931, when RCA installed an experimental TV antenna.

Since the 9/11 attacks destroyed the twin towers, the building has regained its status as the leading transmission site for commercial broadcast outfits, with 13 TV and 19 FM stations mounting antennas on its spire.

The Empire State Building Co., which refused to provide the Daily News a list of its antennas, denied it has created any “adverse impact” on automobiles.

“If the claim were indeed true, the streets in the vicinity of the building would be constantly littered with disabled vehicles,” the building’s owner said.

According to many doormen in the area, they often are.

“They park here on the block and when they come back and try to leave, they can’t start their cars,” said Martin Deda, a doorman at 16 Park Ave., which fronts E. 35th St.

“I’ve seen a lot of cars get towed away,” said a doorman at 35 E. 35th St. who gave only his first name, Joseph. “I see it all the time, at least 10 times a week ... I call it the ‘Empire State Building Effect.’”

Automotive experts and engineers believe the problem stems from radio frequency interference that’s “jamming” the remote keyless entry systems of cars.

The remote keyless entry systems operate on specific wavelengths assigned by the Federal Communications Commission, which governs the bands and bandwidths of TV, radio, telephone and other transmissions.

The FCC said it has not received any complaints regarding interference affecting autos in midtown, and Empire State Building officials don’t believe the claims.

Yet some phantom transmission appears to cause the remote keyless entry systems of scores of car owners to go haywire and stop talking to their vehicles.

Abe Quinones was a drug rep in September 2002 when he parked his brand-new BMW 325i on the south side of E. 35th St., just west of Park Ave.

“As I was leaving, I went to click the remote to lock the doors, but it didn’t work. I just thought it was the [key’s] battery,” he said. He locked the car the old-fashioned way, using the button on the door. When he returned, he was locked out.

“I was stuck there for three hours. I had to call for a tow truck,” he said, adding that the driver jimmied open his door. “The minute he stuck the key in the ignition the car started up.”

Lain Gutierrez, 39, a retired investment banker who lives in Times Square, nearly had to shell out $500 for a rental SUV when a friend’s Jeep Liberty suddenly would not start while parked on E. 35th St., west of Lexington Ave., last month.

“It was a bizarre, automotive Bermuda Triangle experience,” Gutierrez said.

For nearly three hours, “The car was sitting there dead.”

A tow truck driver told them about the radio waves zapping the car’s immobilizer chip. “We thought he was crazy,” Gutierrez said.

Then the car started right up.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bruce Kneckles- writer interview

Be sure to click on the link to writer Bruce Kneckles over at! Karen did a great job and it's an excellent read! Link is on the right side of this page, alphabetically.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Jane Ellen update

Greetings from Jane Ellen's Official Website!

Dear Friends,

I hope that the new year is treating you kindly thus far and that it
will bring you health, happiness, creativity, and an abundance of time
spent with family and friends.

Many things happened at the end of last month, and there is some new
excitement in the works, so I’ll try to catch you up as quickly (and
briefly!) as possible.

On December 22nd, movements from my set of violin duets entitled ‘The
Lonely Wanderer’, were performed as part of a chamber ensemble concert
given at the Good Samaritan White Acres Retirement Community, in El
Paso, TX. Hanson Yu and Wesley Yu performed four movements from my
suite, one of which, ‘Night in Russia’, was later recorded and posted on
Journey STC’s MySpace page: Other works
performed included compositions by Bach, Chopin, and Saint-Saƫns, as
well as arrangements of popular Christmas carols. I am hopeful that I
may be able to collaborate on further performances by this group of fine
musicians, and I am deeply grateful to them for showcasing my work.

Mystic Age Radio in Ft Pierce, FL ( continues to
feature my works (generally programming tracks twice an hour), for which
I am eternally grateful. Their live Christmas show included several
tracks from my ‘Flowers in Winter’ CD (‘Silent Night’, ‘Greensleeves’,
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen’ and ‘Good King Wenceslaus’), closing with
‘Time for Rejoicing’. A few days later all the artists on the MAR
playlist were excited to learn that the station has been awarded First
place in Ambient, and Second place Overall in the Net Radio Awards. I am
very grateful to them for their continued support, as I am to Spirit
Within Radio in Lubbock, TX.

Happyday New Age Radio in South Korea has now added me as “best romantic
pianist” and “best healing pianist” to their recommended artists list
which you can access here: http:/ (you’ll have
to scroll down the page, as I’m new).

Also at the end of last year, my dear friend Laura honoured me with a
lengthy post in her blog entitled: ‘Jane Ellen: Woman of Substance’. You
can find the article here (I apologise in advance for the long url, but
it will save you hunting for the December 29th entry):

The new year started off with a bang with even more exciting news!

Composer, pianist, and recording artist Elizabeth Middleton is coming to
Albuquerque to give a concert promoting her latest recordings, and she
has asked if I would appear as a guest at her concert. Naturally, I said
yes! The concert will be held April 20th, at 3pm, at the First Unitarian
Church in Albuquerque (Carlisle/Comanche NE). I’ll be sure to let you
know more details as they materialise.

Last, but certainly not least, I am thrilled to announce that Canadian
concert organist and composer Thomas Gonder has added my ‘Danse des
Esprits’ to his repertoire, and will be performing it later this year.

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See you in February!

Follow your heart,
Jane Ellen
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Without Mercy

Freelance entertainment report Tilda Harper has her own reasons for
wanting to track down the Mercy Ashford, the missing star from the
seventies sitcom Kissing Cousins. Then somebody starts killing the
other cast members, and she has to either beat the killer to
Mercy...or reveal Mercy herself as the killer. PW says, "Kelner
depicts Tilda's search for the elusive actress as a merry chase
through cyberspace and stacks of dusty magazines, adding in a little
romance with sexy bodyguard Nick Tolomeo to keep things humming."

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

From Gemma Halliday

In conjunction with the release of the Dreams & Desires Vol. 2 anthology (available February 1st!!), I'm bringing you some of the hottest hunks around. And, if you bid well, one of them could be your virtual Valentine!

All proceeds from the auction will go directly to benefit victims of domestic violence, so please help support an amazing cause while winning yourself a handsome hunk!

The Prize:
Each bachelor has put together a prize pack of personalized items to send to the winner, plus, if you win the auction, you will be invited to an exclusive online Valentine’s chat party, February 16th (Sat) at 1pm PST/3pm EST, where your bachelor will accompany you as your virtual date!

Here’s how the bidding works:
1. Go to my auction page: and pick the perfect bachelor for you
2. send an email to with the word “Bachelor Auction Bid” in the subject line
3. In the body of the email tell me a) which bachelor you’re bidding on and b) how much your bid is
4. check back often to make sure you haven’t been outbid!!

Bidding will run from Jan.15th - Jan.31st
Happy bidding and good luck!!!


For No Apparant Reason

Too many hands on my time
Too many feelings
Too many things on my mind
When I leave I don't know
What I'm hoping to find
When I leave I don't know
What I'm leaving behind...

Monday, January 21, 2008

Why yes, Dr Drake, now that you mention it..

Patrick Drake: "Are you seeing things that defy plausibility and rational explanation?"

Why yes, Dr Drake I am! General Hospital is on my TV! You've summed it up perfectly!~

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Home again and GH is funny!

My computer is home, yay!~ Turns out it was back at our local Best Buy on January 11th-- but someone forgot to log it in so it just sat there. We called and called and were told it was "en route"... finally my husband went in and made them search and there it was all by it's lonesome, pining for me~ oh well, a lesson in patience.

Who is that cute guy in the picture above? I'd like one just like him to shovel my snow! OH! I do have that one-- that's Mikey! He made the local paper this week after I gave him a shovel and suggested he go out and play in the snow! This was after he watched GH with me out of boredom. Now he loathes General Hospital with a passion. Yet he can quote from it, example "Sonny will take care of it" is one of his favorites. So, anywhose, we watched together a week ago today and laughed together. Who knew it could be such a sitcom? I don't remember much of it, I just remember the joy it brought us, and Mike imitating various characters and the corny lines they were spouting. Obviously different dialog writers (interns or who? I don't know!), and if the story lines could just be changed entirely, I could live with the cheesey words!

So, the latest I am hearing is that the writer's strike may be resolved and soon-- and then GH will march forth with a plan for a new headwriting team. Guza obviously goes through spells of great ideas that go bad and bad ideas that go bad. Enough said on that!

It sounds like we are back to weirdo GH for Feb-- Sonny boinking Claudia (aw, man, that's just icky--does he think she's "old carly"?), Robin lying about her pregnancy, someone named Ian actually pushing drugs via GH. How original! Maxie and Spinelli..yeah, ok. Um, Ms Slutty with Mr Virgin Boy? So, who is the TMK? I'm still back with Max or Milo...just saying..

Missed you all! Glad to be home, yet I do miss my library !
Check out this old Monster!

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

General Hospital and The Persona of the Library

Are you ready Kids?? Aye Aye Captain!
One never knows just who reads one's blogs-- and the fun part is finding out in the most unexpected places. Best part is finding someone who has a career you really respect agrees with you about something as mundane as General Hospital! YES! Career women do think that the Alexis/Diane situation is dumb and annoying! It isn't just me!!! I am here, supposedly to do some book research, and check in with email contacts and maybe, just maybe find some scoops for Karen about GH. Bottom line--- there isn't anything new under the sun on GH, and I'd really like a road trip to Maine to Genie Francis' store to pick her brain and score an interview? Anyone want to come?? Hint-hint-- yes I mean YOU!

Today I'm thinking a lot about how different my world is when I am outside of my home, away from my cat, my bathroom and fuzzy slippers.. here at the library on a beautiful day, and how grateful I am to be here. How different the Persona of the Library is, depending on the weather, the time of day, who is working, who the patrons are, what new books are in..and how it all effects my own mood. I came in hopeful and grateful, and now feel joyous and inspired. It is happy both within these hallowed halls and walls and without. I wonder how I'd feel if I could be in here, with a computer and a TV with GH on at 3, and a small circle of librarians to enjoy both with! It reminds me of when I was 8 years young, in the hospital and the student nurses would all come into my room to watch All My Children at 1pm...all with their reaons to comfort me, or draw blood (was that really necessary ladies?), or convince me to eat my lunch. Oh well- no TV here, just books and computer, but really, is there anything more important than that? Hey- and they also haven't asked for blood yet!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Blue Man and more

Has anyone seen this man on TV recently? I saw him on the Today Show. Seemed like a really nice down to earth guy. He turned blue from using Colloidal Silver. Wow- I can only imagine how much he must have taken! We've used it on and off for years and even our cats have been treated with it-- the key is SMALL DOSES!!!

Ok- so here I am at the library for a few more minutes. Going to try and just relax and enjoy Alexis and Diane today and not let them get on my last nerve like they did the flight attendant.

BIG old sign in front of the computer here:
WARNING: Although the library makes every effort to protect your privacy, please be advised that certain provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act (Public Law 107-56_, the revised Attorney General Guidelines to the FBI and other related measures expand the authority of the federal government to:
Obtain library records
Secretly monitor all electronic communication and
Prohibit libraries and librarians from informing users of such monitoring or information requests.

Geesh-- I want my home PC back-- I know they can monitor that too, but at least I don't have a big old sign to remind me!

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ps- I can't get into the Wub Blog from here! What is Karen writing about???

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The Library After Dark

EEK! Image above is really creepy! No one knows if it is from a movie or is supposedly "real"...they think it is an Alien Hybrid Embryo!

Well, here I am for 1 whole hour of library computer time! Husband has gone back home to try and repair the broken Buick-- new alternator and recharged battery.

I've been writing like a mad woman on my novel, and just taking a bit of time each day to watch some of GH. Is it me or is it very repetitive? Seems like the same people having the same conversations over and over...well except for the Sam/Carly and Carly/Liz stuff...well, then again, it is kind of the same too! I wish I could say I was having fun watching Diane and Alexis. I was looking forward to it. So far it just seems like they are Dumb and Dumber. WHY would either of them be up for this Litigator of the Year award anyway? Wasn't Alexis sick with Lung CANCER most of the year and not working? Doesn't Diane mainly work for a Mob Boss? It's all too silly and contrived for me.

Well-- off to do some other net stuff in my remaining few mintues online!


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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Cut Off From Civilization

Before I get to my tale of woe-- just had to share the above pictures of-- Brit-Brit and Mitt-Mitt. I just love saying the two names together, and for a few minutes, during last nights debate, I thought Mitt-Mitt was going to have a Britt-Britt type meltdown. What fun!

Ok-- well that's not entirely true! I am here at the library, seeing friends and using a computer for one hour exactly! I've had over 100 emails to catch up on little by little, and unfortunately, don't know when I can reasonably expect to be here again-- because--are you ready? Now my car has died!!!!! So I have to beg a ride from Mike when he has time between work and after work commitments! We hope to have it towed tomorrow or Tuesday for diagnostics and repair. We think it's the alternator.

So I have to be extra nice to Mike and put up with a 2nd day of Football ALL day on TV! I do have earplugs. Figures the car would go now, just when we are about to have a week of January thaw! I'm trying to keep the Human Thaw working at home too, but it's tough when I'm frustrated by lack of pc and auto. I do have a Master Plan-- turn off the phone ringer (checking for messages now and then) and actually WRITE MY MYSTERY NOVEL! By coincidence or fate, the whole gist of the story came to me via some real life incidents that really are no more mystery than curiousity, but it all fits together perfectly! Then I will joing the NE Chapter of Sisters in Crime and get really honest mentoring and help as I progress with it. Only problem I see now is that once I write it by hand, I may never be able to decipher it again.

I will miss the get together of my pals from my old Aquacize class on Tuesday, but knowing these ladies, when they realize they aren't seeing my face there, they will embark on the five minute journey to my house and move the party there!

Also while doing much thinking, I've decided on my next career after the book is done-- I want to study and become a Crytopzoologist. Look it up!

Anyone know what the symbolism is of a Holiday greeting card with a hand drawn celaphod wit ornaments hanging from it's arms is?? I'm baffled. It's from our lawyers office...

Reading great books these days-- too many to mention, and don't really have the time to put the Amazon links up (No One EVER buys the books I recommend anyway!)...but the author is Jeffrey Cohen. Look him up! He's hilarious.

Peace and Light-- I'll be in touch when I can!

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