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Friday, November 25th, 2011
9:30 am - Snowblower ad on Kijiji
Date Listed 23-Nov-11
Last Edited 24-Nov-11
Price $900.00
Address Moncton, NB, Canada
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Do you like shoveling snow? Then stop reading this and go back to your pushups and granola because you are not someone that I want to talk to.

Let’s face it, we live in a place that attracts snow like Magnetic Hill attracts cars, only that ain’t an illusion out there. That’s 12 inches of snow piling up and, oh, what’s that sound? Why it’s the snow plow and it’s here to let you know that it hates you and all the time you spent to shovel your driveway. Did you want to get out of your house today? Were you expecting to get to work on time? Or even this week?

You gave it your best shot. You tried to shovel by yourself and I respect you for that. I did it, my parents did it, some of my best friends did it. But deep down inside, we all wanted to murder that neighbor with the snowblower who was finished and on his second beer while you were still trying to throw snow over a snowbank taller than you are.

So, here we are. You could murder your neighbour, which could ensure that you won’t need to shovel a driveway for 25 to life, but there are downsides to that too. What to do?

Here’s the deal. I have a snow blower and I want you to own it. I can tell you’re serious about this. It’s like I can almost see you: sitting there, your legs are probably crossed and your left hand is on your chin. Am I right? How’d I do that? The same way that I know that YOU ARE GOING TO BUY THIS SNOWBLOWER.

I want you to experience the rush that comes with smashing through a snowdrift and blowing that mother trucker out of the way. The elation of seeing the snow plow come back down your street and watching the look of despair as your OTHER neighbour gets his shovel out once more while you kick back with a hot cup of joe (you don’t have a drinking problem like that other guy).

Here’s what you do. You go to the bank. You collect $900. You get your buddy with a truck and you drive over here. You give me some cold hard cash and I give you a machine that will mess up a snowbank sumthin’ fierce. I’ve even got the manual for it, on account of I bought it brand new and I don’t throw that kind of thing away. Don't want to pay me $900? Convince me. Send me an offer and I'll either laugh at you and you'll never hear back from me or I'll counter.

You want a snow blower. You need a snow blower.

This isn’t some entry level snow blower that is just gonna move the snow two feet away. This is an 11 HP Briggs and Stratton machine of snow doom that will cut a 29 inch path of pure ecstasy. And it’s only 4 years old. I dare you to find a harder working 4 year old. My niece is five and she gets tired and cranky after just a few minutes of shoveling. This guy just goes and goes and goes.

You know what else? I greased it every year to help keep the water off it and the body in as good as shape as possible. It's greasier than me when I was 13, and that's saying something.

You know how many speeds it has? Six forward and two in reverse. It goes from “leisurely” slow up to “light speed”. Seriously, I’ve never gone further than five because it terrifies me. I kid you not, you could probably commute to work with it dragging you.

You know what else is crappy about clearing snow in the morning? That you have to do it in the dark. Well, not anymore! It has a halogen headlight that will light your way like some kind of moveable lighthouse (only better, because lighthouses won’t clear your driveway).

Oh, and since it’s the 21st century, this snow blower comes with an electric starter. Just plug that sucker in, push the button, and get ready to punch snow in the throat. If you want to experience what life was like in olden days, it comes with a back-up cord you could pull to start it, but forget that. The reason you’re getting this fearsome warrior was for the convenience, so why make it harder on yourself?

By this point, you’re probably wondering why I would sell my snowblower since the first snowpocalypse is upon us today. I’ll tell you why: because I heard it was time for you to man up and harness some mighty teeth and claws and chew your way to freedom, that’s why.

This is my snow blower. Make it your snow blower.

UPDATE - I assure you that the snowblower is real, and it is still available. Do not despair if you have made an offer on this glorious tribute to man's triumph over nature and I have not responded yet, your time has yet to come.

http://moncton.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAd?AdId=332915918&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social+Media&utm_campaign=Post+To+Facebook

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
10:30 pm - Scott Faulconbridge at the 2010 CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Scott Faulconbridge at the 2010 CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edE2iWZh8Hw
Comedian:non faith!
Ikea-you buy it you build it. you get it off the shelf etc
Home Depot: Shed kit-just a list. ...Ok fine, where do I find this? Oh, we don't carry that.
I Had to go to Rona to get part of my Home Depot shed kit!
Home Deport adds, everybody's smiling.
Nobody smiles at home depot. If you're there it's because your house is broken, and you're too poor to hire a professional. No one will help you find what you need etc... If there's an Armageddon, just go to walmart, cause they have everything. Or go to Canadian Tire, cause they have everything, and their own currency so we can rebuild society!

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Friday, November 21st, 2008
10:16 am - The week in review
This post is modeled off Jennifer's.

This one really is a lot about snow but it's only the first and I'm not tired of it yet so I apologize to those of you who are.

1. We had our first snow of the year this week. I got so excited this year I felt like a kid again! Must have something to do with having a new little baby to share it with. He's 5 months old.

2. Then, the next day we had the first big snowfall. In one day we were plunged into the middle of winter. It started snowing, really snowing, and blowing. DH and I took the baby outside for a bit to experience the first real snow of the year. I took lots of photos, but had to wait until my camera battery charged up.

3. I m without MY computer. I really shouldn't complain for this does not mean i am without ANY computer, I have 2 others to choose from when my husband isn't home. But for some reason I still want to complain.
It looks like it didn't play nicely with the last power outage.

4. Yes, that evening we had our first power outage. It was the first for me since living away from home and the first for the baby as well (what a week of firsts!). The power flicked off just long enough to hear everything power down, and then back on twice. DH said he was seeing flashes in the sky, almost like someone was taking a picture. Then I was sitting at my computer and happened to look out the window for a very bright flash that was distinctly turquoise in color. Everything just went turquoise it was really cool. DH told me it was probably a transformer blowing. Needless to say, with that turquoise flash the power went out, and stayed out.

As much as I was mourning not being able to watch So You Think You Can Dance Canada, I secretly love a good power outage. DH's mom called me with the voting numbers :D So DH and I spent time playing backgammon and playing with the baby, and I took pictures of all the pretty candles. (yes, I take a LOT of pictures).

5. This morning I got up early with my husband to drive him to work so I could have the car. The snow was really pretty in the morning light (and yes I took pictures). Everything is still so white and perfect, it most definitely has the touch of God. :)

6. After dropping my husband off, the baby and I went and got groceries. All except the milk. It's nice to shop when there's so few people in the store that when you see them a second time you know you've seen them before, and you keep running into the same people. Also all the workers are setting up for the day and you have to navigate between cardboard boxes instead of shopping carts.

7. There's one thing I have learned already this morning, maneuvering a stroller over ice and snow is a real challenge!

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Saturday, September 29th, 2007
9:21 am - Moms
A Mom's World

I can't stop laughing. My friend shared this William Tell Overture for Moms with me today. I simply must share it with every mother out there. Anita Renfroe has managed to take everything that a mother says during the course of a 24-hour period and condensed it to under 3 minutes. If you're not laughing hysterically, you must have perfect angels for children.

Get up now
Get up now
Get up out of bed
Wash your face
Brush your teeth
Comb your sleepy head
Here’s your clothes
And your shoes
Hear the words I said
Get up now
Get up and make your bed
Are you hot?
Are you cold?
Are you wearing that?
Where’s your books and your lunch and your homework at?
Grab your coat and your gloves and your scarf and hat
Don’t forget you got to feed the cat
Each your breakfast
The experts tell us it’s the most important meal of all
Take your vitamins so you will grow up one day to be big and tall
Did you remember the orthodontist will be seeing you at three today?
Don’t forget your piano lesson is this afternoon
So you must play
Don’t shovel
Chew slowly
But hurry
The bus is here
Be careful
Come back here
Did you wash behind your ears?
Play outside
Don’t play rough
Would you just play fair?
Be polite
Make a friend
Don’t forget to share
Work it out
Wait your turn
Never take a dare
Get along
Don’t make me come down there
Clean your room
Fold your clothes
Put your stuff away
Make your bed
Do it now
Do we have all day?
Were you born in a barn?
Would you like some hay
Can you even hear a word I say?
Answer the phone
Get Off the phone
Don’t sit so close
Turn it down
No texting at the table
No more computer time tonight
Your iPod’s my iPod if you don’t listen up
Where you going and with whom and what time do you think you’re coming home?
Say thank you, please, excuse me
Makes you welcome everywhere you roam
You’ll appreciate my wisdom
Someday when you’re older and you’re grown
Can’t wait ‘til you have a couple little children of your own
You’ll thank me for the counsel I gave you so willingly
But right now
I thank you NOT to roll your eyes at me
Close your mouth when you chew
Would appreciate
Take a bite
Maybe chew
Of the stuff you hate
Use your fork
Do not you burp
Or I’ll set you straight
Eat the food I put upon your plate
Get an egg in the door
Don’t get smart with me
Get a Grip
Get up here I'll count to 3
Get a job
Get a life
Get a PhD
Get a [???]
I don’t care who started it
You’re grounded until your 36
Get your story straight
And tell the truth for once for heaven’s sake
And if all your friends jumped off a cliff
Would you jump too?
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said at least a thousand times before that
You’re too old to act this way
It must be your father’s DNA
Look at me when I am talking
Stand up straighter when you walk
A place for everything
And everything must be in place
Stop crying or I’ll give you something real to cry about
Oh!
Brush your teeth
Wash your face
Get your PJs on
Get in bed
Get a hug
Say a prayer with Mom
Don’t forget
I love you
**KISS**
And tomorrow we will do this all again because a mom’s work never ends
You don’t need the reason why
Because
Because
Because
Because
I said so
I said so
I said so
I said so
I’m the Mom
The mom
The mom
The mom
The mom
Ta-da


WHY I LOVE MY MOM

Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, "I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed."

She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning.

She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry.

She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her purse.

Mom then washed her face with 3-in-1 cleanser, put on her Night solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails. Dad called out, "I thought you were going to bed." "I'm on my way," she said.

She put some water into the dog's dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and TV's, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework.

In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.

About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. "I'm going to bed." And he did ... without another thought.

Anything extraordinary here?

Wonder why women live longer...?

'CAUSE WE ARE MADE FOR THE LONG HAUL (and we can't die sooner, we still have things to do!!!!)

Send this to five phenomenal women today ... they'll love you for it!

Then: GO TO BED!

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2007
5:51 pm - Daily Smiles
Little Thoughts..I've been collecting and hoarding these to someday type them up for long enough...


When it rains why don't sheep shrink?

Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

If the police arrest a mime, do they tell her she has the right to remain silent?

Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?

Real deadline: Two Soviet ships collide, one dies.

Why are there expiry dates on containers of sour cream?

If a turtle does not have a shell, is it homeless or naked?

The watchdog was heard to say, "Tick tock, woof woof"

How do you get a deer to cross at the DEER CROSSING road sign?

Cookie pieces are not fattening. The process of breaking causes calorie leakage.

If a store is open seven days a week every day of the year, why are there locks on the doors?

Real Headline: Kids make nutritious snacks

Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?

What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches? A nervous wreck.

How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the morning?

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5:44 pm - Morning Time Savers
These were ads on the bus a few years back, all these lines were followed by "Or, grab a nutrigrain bar"

Do any of them look helpful?

Shower with all your family

Convince yourself that perfume is as good as a shower

Paint your car like an ambulance

Wear the same underwear every day

Run your work out video on fast forward

'Forget' to pick up people on your carpool route

Drop the kids off at school the night before.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2007
10:32 pm - Dangerous, Wonderful
ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA LYRICS
"Valentine"

Slowly I lift up the blinds
Another day away
Further from watching your lines
Say what they wanted to say
Again

So did the chance pass us by
Cause I can't seem to open your eyes
If you could see how this hurts
To feel only words

[Chorus:]
Dangerous, wonderful
I'm so invisible
Can you build me just to break me
At last
Caged like an animal,
This is so predictable
Are you falling
Cause I'm falling so bad

Slowly you crept up behind
I wanted you to stay
Hiding the sex in your mind
Staring while they look away
Look away

So did the chance pass us by
Cause I can't seem to open your eyes
If you could see how this hurts
To feel only words

Dangerous, wonderful
I'm so invisible
Can you build me just to break me
At last
Caged like an animal,
This is so predictable
Are you falling
Cause I'm falling so bad

Talk to me

So did the chance pass us by
Cause I can't seem to open your eyes
If you could see how this hurts
To feel only words

Dangerous, wonderful
I'm so invisible
Can you build me just to break me
At last
Caged like an animal,
This is so predictable
Are you falling
Cause I'm falling so bad

Dangerous, wonderful
I'm so invisible
Can you build me just to break me
At last
Caged like an animal,
This is so predictable
Are you falling
Cause I'm falling so bad

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Sunday, August 26th, 2007
6:46 pm - Innocence
Waking up I see that everything is OK
The first time in my life and now it's so great
Slowing down I look around and I am so amazed
I think about the little things that make life great

I wouldn't change a thing about it
This is the best feeling

[Chorus]
This innocence is brilliant
I hope that it will stay
This moment is perfect
Please don't go away
I need you now
And I'll hold on to it
Don't you let it pass you by

I found a place so safe, not a single tear
The first time in my life and now it's so clear
Feel calm, I belong, I'm so happy here
It's so strong and now I let myself be sincere

I wouldn't change a thing about it
This is the best feeling

[Chorus]

It's a state of bliss, you think you're dreaming
It's the happiness inside that you're feeling
It's so beautiful it makes you wanna cry
It's a state of bliss, you think you're dreaming
It's the happiness inside that you're feeling
It's so beautiful it makes you wanna cry

It's so beautiful it makes you wanna cry
This innocence is brilliant
Makes you wanna cry
This innocence is brilliance
Please don't go away
Cause I need you now
And I'll hold on to it
Don't you let it pass you by

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Friday, May 25th, 2007
3:11 pm - Music and walking up the aisle
I've pretty much settled on a piece of music to walk up the aisle to myself, but I'm thinking I might need more than that....Roughly how long should it take for a flower girl and ring bearer, 5 attendants and the Bride etc to walk up the aisle? 5 min? Longer?

Any suggestions for music for that part?

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2007
8:50 am - Crazy Thoughts
http://bored.com/crazythoughts/index.html

What's the difference between a novel and a book?
How old are you before it can be said you died of old age?
If nobody buys a ticket to a movie do they still show it?
If someone owns a piece of land, do they own it all the way to the center of the earth?
If you have a cold hot pocket, is it just a pocket?
If humans evolved from monkey's/apes, why are they still here?
Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
Why is the show called unsolved mysteries? if they were solved they wouldn't be mysteries.
Do penguins have knees?
Why is it said that an alarm clock is going off when really its coming on?


How come people tell you not to stand in front of an emergency exit when if there was an emergency surely you would run through it?
Why did Sally sell seashells on the seashore when you can just pick them up anyway?
In libraries, do they put the bible in the fiction or non-fiction section?
Why are both of Spongebob's parents round like sea sponges while he is square like a kitchen sponge?
Does a two-humped camel store more water than a one-humped camel?
If you pamper a cow, do you get spoiled milk?
Why is it that if someone yells "duck" they are helping you, but if they yell "chicken" they are insulting you?
If the FBI breaks your door down do they have to pay for it?
If they have angel food cake on earth, do they have people food cake in heaven?
If you fart and burp at the same time, would it make a vacuum in your tummy?
Do they call a fortune teller who cant see a "blind seer"?
Why do you put two cents in when its only a penny for your thoughts?
Can you cry underwater?
You know the signs on restaurant doors? No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service? what if someone goes in with No Pants? Would the restaurant still have to serve them?
If an African elephant comes to America, is it an African-American elephant?
Why doesn't flavored gum turn your mouth that color?
If a doctor suddenly died while doing surgery, would the other doctors work on the doctor or the patient?
Why do we sing "Rock a bye baby" to lull our little ones to sleep when the song is about putting your baby in a tree and letting the wind crash the cradle to the ground?
Why do we say we're head over heels when we're happy? Isn't that the way we normally are?
If the Wicked Witch of the West melts in water... how did she ever bathe?
If bald people work as chefs in a restaurant,do they have to wear hairnets?
Why do sleeping pills have warning labels that state :'Caution: May Cause Drowsiness?
Do nudists have pin-ups of people with clothes on?
How can Darth Vader breathe and talk at the same time?
If there's a wheelchair-bound comedian, is it still called "stand-up"?
When the French swear do they say pardon my English?
Do people who use sign language see little hands in their head when they think about what somebody said, or do they hear the words in their head?
How did Walt Disney figure out how to make people pay to stand in lines all day?
Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
Why do they call someone "late" if they died early?
Why are the adjectives 'fast as' and 'slow as' often used in conjunction with hell, is hell slow or fast?
If the serving size on a can of soda is one can, then why is the serving size on the little can one can, too? Wouldn't the little cans be 2 cans?
If a king is gay and marries another guy what is that guy to the royal family?
Why are red buttons always the most important?
How is chess considered a sport?
Why is it when your sleeping it`s called drool but when your awake its called spit?
If a hermaphrodite got sent to a certain gender prison, which one would it get sent to?
If a teacher were to teach a younger grade than they were teaching before, would they be "degraded"?
If you get chemo-therapy do you lose your pubic hairs?
Would you die if you didn't pee?
Why does every Abraham Lincoln impersonator sound the same, even though there are no known audio recordings of the man?
How's come people tell you to stay a kid for as long as you can. Yet the moment you do anything childish or immature they tell you to grow up.
Why does the Easter bunny carry eggs? Rabbits don't lay eggs.
When Atheists go to Court, they can't swear on the bible, can they?
If marbles are not made of marble, why are they called marbles?
If you dig a hole through the center of the earth, come out on the other side, and then let go, would you be falling down or floating up?
Could you be a closet claustrophobic?
Could someone be addicted to counseling? If so, how would you treat them?
If ketchup is good on french fries, how come it isn't good on mashed potatoes?
Where do all the daylight savings hours go?
Why doesn't the hair on your arms grow as fast as the hair on your head?
What happens if a black cat walks under a ladder and breaks a mirror?
Why when people ask you "what three things would you bring with you on a desert island?" no one ever replies, "A BOAT"
Why are elderly people often called "old people" but children are never called "new people"?
How does Freddy Kruger wipe his butt?
Why doesn't broccoli come in a can?
Can you slam a revolving door?
How young can you be, but still die of old age?
What would happen if you found a four-leaf-clover under a ladder?
Can a cross-eyed teacher control his pupils?
Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
If winnie the pooh was civilized enough to keep his honey in jars, why did he eat it off his hands? Surely he had spoons?
What happens if you get a paper cut from a Get Well card?
Can you read a picture book?
Why does it say "shake well" on ketchup bottles, but not ketchup packets?
Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
Is eating a mermaid considered cannibalism?
Why does it say do not use before work with heavy machinery on the back of childrens tylenol? I mean..really could we save that many people by getting those darn five year-olds with headcolds off those forklifts!
If mirrors need light to work, what happens if you put night vision goggles on in the dark and look at a mirror?
if you're on an American airline, and you land in Canada and stay on the plane, is the drinking age still 21 or does it change to 19?
What happens if every team in the NFL goes 8-8?
What shape is the sky?
If a Jewish person goes to court and is asked to put their right hand on the Bible, do they use a Torah instead?
Why is it written "May contain traces of peanuts or other kind of nuts" on peanut butter jars. Are people stupid enough not to realize it themselves?
If you only have one eye...are you blinking or winking?
If you have a gun and you ask, "can I ask you a question?" and they say "fire away" should you shoot them?
What is a chickpea if it is neither a chick nor a pea?
Why is it called the People's Republic Of China when China's not a republic?

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Friday, May 11th, 2007
2:21 pm - You know you are a cat person when...
You Know You're A Cat Person When...

You do not consider an outfit complete without some cat hair.

You believe there is no such thing as a naughty cat.

You decorate your christmas tree with dangly cat toys.

Your neighbors refer to you as "the crazy one with all the cats."

You set a place at the dinner table for your cat.

You snap your fingers and pat the sofa beside you to invite your guests to sit down.

You spend more money on toys for your cats than on the kids or grandkids.

You have the cat meow on the outgoing message of the answering machine.

You chose a house to buy based on it having a good location for the catbox.

You consider cat hair in your food as extra fiber.

Nobody's feet are allowed on the furniture, but your cats are welcome to sleep on any piece they so choose

You sleep on one edge of the bed because the cat is sleeping in the middle looking soooo cute!

Vaccination and licensing records for all your cats are in perfect order, but your checkbook hasn't been balanced in months, and last year's tax records are nowhere to be found.

You refer to going to the bathroom as "using the litterbox."

You accidentally put your child's dinner plate on the floor.

You apologize when you step on a fuzzy cat toy in the dark.

You refer to your cat as your furry child.

Your parents wind up with a four-footed, furry "grandchild."

You plan your vacation around the cat show schedule.

You accidentally call your spouse by your cat's name!

You have a set of towels with "his" "hers" and "kitty's."

You call home and leave a message on the answering machine for your cat.

You and kitty have matching outfits.

You never go to the door unless it's to let a cat out.



Your favorite friends have fleas.

You think cat fur makes a wonderful garnish to any meal.

You own 17 varieties of kitty-nail-clippers.

You are lost for conversation with non-cat people.

You meow so well, you confuse the cats.

You bore the neighbors with discussions on the exact nutritional differences between cat foods

90 percent of your Internet connection time goes to the cats (seeing what's
new when you enter your cat's breed into the browser, reading cat newsgroups, viewing photos, sounds and faqs, etc.).

All dates must pass your cat's inspection

All kinds of things around the house are in need of repair, but the injured
cat you rescued by the side of the road requires immediate surgery and out
comes the checkbook

All of your charitable donations go to cat-related and humane society
groups.

All of your clothes have cat hair on them, even when they come back from the
laundromat or dry cleaners.

All of your furniture came to you second hand or via curbside discard, but
your cat furniture is top of the line.

All your social activities revolve around other cat people Your voice is
recognized by your vet's receptionist

Any conversation you're having is effortlessly directed back to the topic of
cats

Anyone can look at your (pick all that apply) --- T-shirt - sweatshirt -
coffee mug - keychain - beach towel - cooking apron - couch throw - tote
bag - computer screen saver/wallpaper/mousepad/wristpad/monitor frame - gift
wrapping paper - photographic displays - calendars - refrigerator magnets -
weather vane - door mat - bumper stickers - umbrella - Christmas sweater -
socks - embroidery project - child's collection of stuffed animals - sheets
and bedspread - checks - checkbook covers - throw pillows - Home Pages ---
and know immediately that you are a cat lover, AND probably what particular
breed you favor.

At least three of your five weeks vacation are scheduled around grooming,
vaccinations and dental cleaning for the cats!

Books and movies are ruined for you if the cat references are incorrect.

Call long distance and talk with your cat.

Complete strangers call you on the phone to ask questions because they heard
you were a" cat person"

Cut your vacations to 3 day weekends only.

Every gift you ever get has something to do with cats

If you are cold, you put a sweater on your cat.



Kiss your cat more than 10 times per greeting.

You are on an email list with other cat people and each
one of them feels like more than family.

Lintwheels are on your shopping list every week.

More than half your grocery money goes to cat food and treats

Most of your social life is with other cat people.

Most of your vacation pictures are of cats around the world.

No matter how large your bed is, it is not large enough for you and your
cat(s).

On your 1040 form all your charitable donations are to Humane Societies,
Shelters and Rescue groups.

One of your vet files is labeled "Other"



Onlookers grimace at the sight of you sharing your sandwich with your cat, bite for bite

Order 250 Xmas photos of just the cat, no family in photos.

Order 5x7 photos of the kids and order 16x20 pictures of your cat.

Overnight guests (who share your bed) are offended by having to sleep with
you and the cat(s)

Poop has become a source of conversation for you and your significant other.

Relative solidity of cat excrement is a suitable topic for discussion in mixed company.

You get birthday cards for each of your cats from family, friends, and the vet. (Bonus if you keep them on the refrigerator for more
than a month.)

The family's eye doctor is located in town, but the cat's ophthalmologist is
located a two-hour drive away.

The first question you ask when on a date is: "So, do you like animals?"

The guardians of your cats will receive a larger amount of insurance policy money than will all other members of your family, combined.

The highlight of your day is spending time with your cat.

The instructions to the cat kennel/sitter are longer than the instructions to the
house sitter.



The largest display of collectibles in the house is cat stuff -- plates, photos, cards, etc.

The most exciting times on vacations, no matter where in the world you go, is when you get to pet a cat (a "feline fix").

The only (or at least first) forum you log onto is the animal forum

The only thing your friends, colleagues, and passing acquaintances say to you when they see you is, "How are the cats?" or "How many cats do you have
now?"

The part of your will dealing with your cats is longer than any other part.

The thought of changing a baby's diaper makes you swoon, but you can pick up cat poop barehanded, if necessary, without batting an eye

The whereabouts of all your important legal and personal documents escapes you, yet you know precisely where to locate the file that includes all the
vet records.

When you need someone to talk to, your cat is your first choice.

While proudly showing off your family album, your guest asks, "Isn't there anyone else in your family besides the cat?"

You and the cat come down with something like flu on the same day. Your cat sees the vet while you settle for an over-the-counter remedy from the drugstore.



You and your family haven't had your annual check up in two years, but the cats are all medically up to date

You are unbelievably pleased to receive a cat item (any cat item) as a gift --especially from a "non-cat" friend. (They really cared even if it's
not your breed.)

You avoid vacuuming the house as long as possible because your cat is afraid of the vacuum cleaner.

You become paranoid about keeping ID on your cat at all times (collar, tags, microchip, etc...), but don't bother to carry any ID yourself.

You become the family cat kennel/sitter for all your relatives

You believe every cat is a lap cat.

You believe it is your duty to talk to, pat, and even feed every cat in the neighborhood. You know their names.

You break down and buy another pillow so you can have one to sleep on

You buy a bigger bed that will comfortably sleep six

You buy premium quality cat kibble for your cat, but live on take-out, frozen pizza, and blue-box macaroni and cheese yourself.

You can only remember people by associating them with their cat

You can't fully enjoy yourself without your cat.



You carry pictures of your cat in your wallet instead of pictures of your parents, siblings, significant other, or anyone else remotely human.

You celebrate cat events (new cat, cat birthday, etc.) by throwing catered parties with lots of people--but you ignore your
own birthday.

You change jobs so you can spend more time with the cats.

You describe your children as having temperaments rather than personalities

You don't go to happy hours with co-workers any more because you need to go home and see your cat.

You don't mind it when you find cat hair in the sink, tub, embedded in the carpet or your clothes, or mixed in your food. (Take an extra point if you
don't bother trying to remove the hair from your food).

You don't think twice about sitting on the floor because both the couch and the chair are completely cat full

You don't think twice about trading licks of an ice cream cone with your cat.

You hang around the cat section of your local bookstore.

You hate posing for pictures unless you're with your cat.

You have 32 different names for your cat. Most make no sense, but the cat understands them all.

You have a bad day and decide that your cat is the best "person" to talk it over with.



You have extra cat collars on the walls, grooming tools on the
TV and sofa, cat beds strewn across all flat surfaces, kibble crud around
the base of your cabinets, chew toys everywhere, cat-fur dust rhinos
skidding across the carpet, and a long line of drips from the water bowl
to the living room across the hardwood floors--and you don't care. (Bonus
if you have important company coming and you ignore all the housekeeping in order to groom the cats before company arrives.)

You have hundreds of pictures of your cats on your desk at work, in your wallet, etc., but none of your family or yourself.

You have kiddie gates permanently installed at strategic locations in the house--but no kids.

You have little songs that you sing to your cat.

You have no reservations about kissing your cat on the lips, even when you know where his lips have been.

You have three Home Pages -- all of them dealing with your cats, your friends' cats, your cats' friends, etc.

You have your cat talk to your friends on the phone.

You justify the addition of a significant other in your life so you can have someone around to pet sit when you go away on business travel.

You keep an extra water dish in your second-floor bedroom, in case your cat gets thirsty at night (after all, her other dish is way down on the first
floor).

You keep eating even after finding a cat hair in your pasta.

You keep license tags from cats that have passed away.

You know more about feline nutrition than human nutrition (and it shows).

You lecture people on responsible cat ownership.

You let the neighbor's cat sleep over.

You like people who like your cat. You despise people who don't.

You match your furniture/carpet/clothes to your cat.

You meet other people with cats, and remember their cat's call name after 30 seconds, but don't get the owner's name until you've met them 2 or 3
times. Last names take 3-4 meetings unless you've heard about the people from other cat people first.

You give your cat your last name.

You never think about how much money you spend on the cats (or how much debt you could reduce by not having them around).

You often claim that it was love at first sight with you and your cat.

You put an extra blanket on the bed so your cat can be comfortable.

You refer to yourselves as Mommy and Daddy.

You send out especially-made holiday cards that feature you and the cats

You shovel a zig-zag path in the back yard snow so your cat can reach all her favorite spots.

You sign and send birthday/anniversary/Christmas cards from your cat.

You sit on the floor if the cat got in the chair first.

You snuggle closer to the cat than the person with whom you are sleeping



You spend more time and effort grooming your cat than yourself. (And it shows--your cat gets more compliments than you do.)

You spend more time on the computer dealing with "cat stuff" than "other stuff"

You take bereavement leave when you cat dies.

You talk about your cat the way other people talk about their kid.

You use kennel disinfectant in the house.

You wake in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and your feet hit
a wet spot. You look at the cat in bed with you and he looks at you like
"Not me! Must have been one of the other cats."

You'd rather stay home on Saturday night and cuddle your cat than go to the movies with your sweetie.

You'll buy anything with your cat's breed on it.

Your "Welcome" sign has a cat on it.

Your bedspread doesn't have to coordinate with the bedroom, as it's always
covered with a sheet for the cats, anyway. Ditto for the couches.

Your carpeting matches the color of your cat - purposely

Your children (wife, husband, etc.) Complain that you always take more
pictures of the cat than you do of them

Half your laundry is cat blankets, sheets, and beds. (Bonus: Your cat was
sick on them and you have to sneak into the local laundromat at midnight to
do the wash.)

Your cookie jar has never seen the likes of people cookies

Your desk proudly displays your cat family

Your cat brings a dead mouse/bird/ into the kitchen and generously gives
it to you with a big smile. You say "For me? Thank you." and take it for
granted it is just another day.

Your cat decides he doesn't like someone and you tend to agree

Your cat does something wonderfully cute, and you call your friends to tell
them about it. (Bonus: The call is long distance, to a non-cat person, and
you keep them on the line for more than 2 hours.)

Your cat eats cat poop, but you still let her kiss you (but not immediately
afterward, of course).

Your cat gets his teeth brushed daily, scaled weekly, and dental cleaning at
the vet's every 6-12 months--and you can't remember your dentist's name.

Your cat gets regular checkups every 6 months, but you've lived in the state
for five years and don't have a doctor yourself. (Score double points on
this one if you have a reserve vet lined up for your cats as well.)

Your cat gets sick and you sleep next to him in a sleeping bag in the
kitchen in case he needs to go out.

Your cat has the best birthday party over and above any kid in the entire
neighborhood

Your cat is getting old and arthritic, so you go buy lumber and build her a
small staircase so she can climb onto the bed by herself.

Your cat is the star of your Website!

Your cat sleeps with you.

Your cats eat only the most nutritionally sound food, while your favorite
meal is mac'n cheese

Your cats have their own Christmas card and gift list -- and they receive
cards and gifts in return.

Your e-mail address includes your cat's name.

Your friends know which chair not to sit in

Your license plate, license-plate frame, or bumper sticker mentions your cat or breed.

Your medications are available at the drug store down the block, but your cat's medication has to be ordered from and shipped by a specialist.

Your mom calls and asks how the grandcats are

Your Mother's Day (birthday, anniversary, etc.) present is a kitten.

Your parents give up on grandchildren and start to refer to your cats as
"your kids" or your children." (Bonus: they start to call them "our
grandcats.")

Your parents refer to your pet as their grandcat, remember her birthday, and
send her greeting cards and gifts.

Your personal library is heavy on cat books.

Your photo Christmas cards feature your cats (humans optional).

Your spouse issues the ultimatum: "It's them or me!" and you have no problem
pointing out the suitcase

Your trunk has an emergency food kit for any strays you might come across

Your vet and grooming bills exceed your rent.

Your vet, back-up vet, emergency vet clinic are all programmed speed dials on your telephone.

Your vet's office number is the first one on your speed dial list, his home is number two

You're more familiar with cat laws than you are with people laws

You're willing to pet sit, but not baby sit for friends.

You've conducted a taste test for cat food by buying multiple brands of
food and evaluating your cat's interest in each one. (Extra points if you
made a party out of it and invited other friends and their cats over. Or
tasted it yourself.)

You've considered moving into the kennel since it's cleaner than your house.

You've had long meaningful discussions with your friends on the best way to
trim your cat's nails, but have never had a manicure or pedicure in your
lifetime.

You've memorized the vet's phone number. (Bonus points if you have his home
phone memorized as well.)


Your desire to collect cats intensify during times of stress

You think it's cute when your cat swings on your drapes or licks your butter

You don't admit to non-cat owners how many cats you really have

You sleep in the same position all night because it annoys your cats when you move
You kiss your cat on the whiskers

You feed your cat tidbits from the table with your fork

Your cat sleep on your head

You have more than four opened but rejected cans of cat food in the refrigerator

You watch bad TV because the cat is sleeping on the remote

You stand at the open door indefinitely in the freezing rain while your cat sniffs the door, deciding whether to go out or come in.

You give your cat presents and a stocking at Christmas

You put off making the bed until the cat gets up

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Thursday, March 1st, 2007
9:23 am - Boy do I think clearly in the morning...
Last night while I was in Dartmouth trying on a wedding dress Mike phoned from the helpdesk. He said I'd left my key ring behind. I told him to put it on a desk in the front office and to send an email to cshelp-which I could read from the hallway computer telling me exactly where. The front office is usually open when I walk in in the mornings. (This morning of course, it wasn't.)

So, I wandered over to the helpdesk computer in the hall to see where he put it-I knew the office would be open soon.

Here's what I found:

Found a blue USB key on the third floor. Nothing interesting.

Gill: The front office was locked, so I put your key inside TheYellowDart (the other Windows machine).

-- Mike

(If he'd put it in the front office sooner it wouldn't have been locked :P)

So, I went to get it out. Few problems. There's screws in the back-and I can't turn them with my hands. Naturally, all the screwdrivers are locked in the helpdesk-or in Tech Support-but I'd need my key-card to get in there. (on the same ring)


I tried a few things to move the screws-then gave up and went to fetch the janitor. He let me into the desk and I got a screwdriver. I took the screws out and then tried opening the thing. Computer cases hate me, and the feeling is mutual. I saw also that there was a pc tab on it. I went to check to see the system was disarmed first. The last thing I'd want is to set off the alarm have security show up and me explaining that my key ring was stuck inside the computer. You feel bad enough when someone else trips the alarm and you have to explain.

Even with the PC tab pulled off I still couldn't get the damn thing to open, so I turned it off and unhook everything. I think this was before I took the pc tab off-I realized-but not right away that it would have to be unhooked before I could take the case off-and certainly should be off anyway. (I also found out the case opened differently from how I thought (just the side and not the whole top and both sides like the old LC machines but it looked like those) (tho I've opened it up before...it was just early.

So, I told the computer to turn off. It went to the installing updates screen. This advises specifically not to turn it off-which case you just have to wait. While it was doing this and I was waiting to be able to get my keys, Jacob Slonim came down the stairs and headed for TL3. This is when I remembered that it's Thursday. He always needs a projector for 8:30. So I abandoned the silly machine and went to get it for him. He asked if I was tired this morning, and I said that yes I was, but that wasn't the reason for me being so behind. And I told him. We both laughed a bit-this part is starting to sound crazy cheesy now so I'll move on.

When I left to go back to the rest of the morning I took the projector bag with me... I went and put it back.

Then as it was still installing updates I went and unlocked TL2 and the LC doors. When I came back the machine was finally off. I unhooked everything from the back of it. I still couldn't open it so I moved it over to the other side to get more leverage. I pulled on the side-and realized that that was how it came off. I pulled it off expecting to see my keys-nothing. I had opened the wrong side! Before I opened it I looked at it for a moment to see which side I was supposed to open-I guess I pictured it with the front towards me instead of the back-because I was sure that was the correct side. This was also when I realized that the screws had been on the side that I had just opened-and there were only screws on one side. So the screwdriver bit is useless-but there was no way locked out of the desk that I could see whether the alarm system fro the machine was disarmed or not. And I would not have wanted to set it off so I hope I would have realized that if I'd been able to figure out the screws meant nothing. I do wonder, if he left the system unarmed deliberately for me-or if he just forgot to rearm it after he put the key in.

I put the stupid side back on-after a few tries-cases hate me. Then I opened up the other side and there they were. Really, we wasted a few pc tabs, no? He had to put a new one on last night after he put the key in...and I needed another this morning after taking it out. Tho, he could have just not put on e back on and saved the issue of me possibly setting it off-cuz I don't think he REMEMBERED to leave the alarm off. (Answer: )

Then I went quickly and tapped all the computers etc in TL2 and the LC. I was going around the corner to get to TL1 when I saw a professor hopelessly trying to get into the console to start class. He was about to get very annoyed so I tapped on the glass to signal I was coming to help. I apologized for not having it ready-and would have shared my lovely reason-if the class wasn't almost full.

Then I went and did the rest. I got more delayed in TL2 with a logged in computer that was shown doing things it probably shouldn't.

I didn't get back from my rounds until 8:50! Yay, mornings are fun!

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Thursday, February 15th, 2007
8:41 am - I just LOVE Pink Ponies
Don't you? They're so.... Pink... and Ponyish... and .... um.... pink. Did I mention they're pink? Oh... and they're great when they're flying (did I mention this pink pony had wings?) over the rainbow... And there's a dragon too. And the pony is Pink. Kittens are cute too.

current mood: giddy

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Thursday, February 8th, 2007
10:35 am - Interesting-examples suporting Ingsoc in our world, or something
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2213499437

Students for an Orwellian Society Ministry of Truth
Type: Just for Fun - Totally Random
Description: Students for an Orwellian Society (SOS) is a nationwide student group. Although SOS has always been a nationwide student group, there is evidence to suggest that it first appeared at Columbia University. The mission of SOS is to promote the vision of a society based upon the principles of Ingsoc, first articulated by George Orwell in his prophetic novel, 1984.

1. War Is Peace

-In order to fight terrorism, we must cause it, says Donald Rumsfeld.

-It's okay that there were no “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq; that's not why we went to war. It's equally okay that there are so many of them in Oceania (commonly called the US and Britain).

-According to the Bush administration, the Duelfer report which conclusively showed that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq actually justifies the war in Iraq.
“I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.” — George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States

-“Protecting [an] Islamic cultural center” involves fighting a war inside it, as the New York Times on the Web shows.

2. Freedom Is Slavery

-The Anti-Terrorism Act ensures US citizens' freedom by ensuring the FBI's ability to examine their activities.

-If you are buying postage, do not ask for stamps without flags on them. Such would clearly be a sign of lack-of-patriotism, and we at SOS are glad to see that the Post Office is cracking down on it.

-While Victory Gin is not (as far as we know) yet available, the sale of freedom fries is an important first step; freedom fries and freedom toast are also now available in Congress. Also, check out Victory Beer, and W Ketchup
The truly Orwellian and praiseworthy Transportation Safety Administration gets our thanks for spotting anti-Americanism in passengers' baggage.

-On surveillance cameras: “The value we gain in public safety far outweighs any perception by the community that this is Big Brother who's watching.” — Ron Huberman, Executive Director, Chicago Office of Emergency Management

3. Ignorance Is Strength

-Osama bin Laden's messages will no longer be shown in Oceania. This will improve the strength of the bloc.
There is no dissent in this country. Those who disagree with President Bush are merely confused.

-The New York Times published an excellent piece of doublethink in its magazine section on Sunday 18 November. It is bad that Al-Jazeera fails to take American positions seriously. It is good that American media doesn't take Arab positions seriously. And all this from an Arab-American scholar who President Bush the First once called “more anti-Arab than the Israelis.”

-Government agencies are requesting that certain government reports be removed from public libraries. An excellent indication that SOS is having influence at the highest levels!

-The Guardian reports that PR firms have begun creating false citizens to try and shift the debate on certain key issues. Big Brother is certainly pleased!

-It's good to know that the recent pro-war rallies have been sponsored by Clear Channel—we wouldn't want people expressing their opinions without the help of media conglomerates!

-We're pleased to learn that the government has been removing information from websites which do not agree with the current administration's policies. For example, the CDC's website no longer points out that condoms are an effective means of stopping sexually transmitted diseases.
Thanks, Time Magazine for removing articles from your website!

-A recent study showed that thanks to Fox News and other Minitrue news sources, most Americans believe untrue things about the war in Iraq.

-“Those who cast the votes decide nothing; those who count the votes decide everything.” — Stalin


Students for an Orwellian Society Ministry of Truth
Type: Just for Fun - Totally Random
Description: Students for an Orwellian Society (SOS) is a nationwide student group. Although SOS has always been a nationwide student group, there is evidence to suggest that it first appeared at Columbia University. The mission of SOS is to promote the vision of a society based upon the principles of Ingsoc, first articulated by George Orwell in his prophetic novel, 1984.

1. War Is Peace

-In order to fight terrorism, we must cause it, says Donald Rumsfeld.

-It's okay that there were no “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq; that's not why we went to war. It's equally okay that there are so many of them in Oceania (commonly called the US and Britain).

-According to the Bush administration, the Duelfer report which conclusively showed that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq actually justifies the war in Iraq.
“I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.” — George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States

-“Protecting [an] Islamic cultural center” involves fighting a war inside it, as the New York Times on the Web shows.

2. Freedom Is Slavery

-The Anti-Terrorism Act ensures US citizens' freedom by ensuring the FBI's ability to examine their activities.

-If you are buying postage, do not ask for stamps without flags on them. Such would clearly be a sign of lack-of-patriotism, and we at SOS are glad to see that the Post Office is cracking down on it.

-While Victory Gin is not (as far as we know) yet available, the sale of freedom fries is an important first step; freedom fries and freedom toast are also now available in Congress. Also, check out Victory Beer, and W Ketchup
The truly Orwellian and praiseworthy Transportation Safety Administration gets our thanks for spotting anti-Americanism in passengers' baggage.

-On surveillance cameras: “The value we gain in public safety far outweighs any perception by the community that this is Big Brother who's watching.” — Ron Huberman, Executive Director, Chicago Office of Emergency Management

3. Ignorance Is Strength

-Osama bin Laden's messages will no longer be shown in Oceania. This will improve the strength of the bloc.
There is no dissent in this country. Those who disagree with President Bush are merely confused.

-The New York Times published an excellent piece of doublethink in its magazine section on Sunday 18 November. It is bad that Al-Jazeera fails to take American positions seriously. It is good that American media doesn't take Arab positions seriously. And all this from an Arab-American scholar who President Bush the First once called “more anti-Arab than the Israelis.”

-Government agencies are requesting that certain government reports be removed from public libraries. An excellent indication that SOS is having influence at the highest levels!

-The Guardian reports that PR firms have begun creating false citizens to try and shift the debate on certain key issues. Big Brother is certainly pleased!

-It's good to know that the recent pro-war rallies have been sponsored by Clear Channel—we wouldn't want people expressing their opinions without the help of media conglomerates!

-We're pleased to learn that the government has been removing information from websites which do not agree with the current administration's policies. For example, the CDC's website no longer points out that condoms are an effective means of stopping sexually transmitted diseases.
Thanks, Time Magazine for removing articles from your website!

-A recent study showed that thanks to Fox News and other Minitrue news sources, most Americans believe untrue things about the war in Iraq.

-“Those who cast the votes decide nothing; those who count the votes decide everything.” — Stalin

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Monday, January 29th, 2007
8:36 am - Songs that came to mind this morning-and I wish I could listen to
My Chemical Romance-Welcome to the Black Parade
When I was a young boy,
My father took me into the city
To see a marching band.
He said,
"Son when you grow up, will you be the saviour of the broken,
The beaten and the damned?"
He said
"Will you defeat them, your demons, and all the non believers, the plans that they have made?"
Because one day I leave you,
A phantom to lead you in the summer,
To join the black parade."

When I was a young boy,
My father took me into the city
To see a marching band.
He said,
"Son when you grow up, will you be the saviour of the broken,
The beaten and the damned?"

Sometimes I get the feeling she's watching over me.
And other times I feel like I should go. Through it all, the rise and fall, the bodies in the streets.
When you're gone we want you all to know We'll Carry on,
We'll Carry on
Though your dead and gone believe me Your memory will carry on
Carry on
We'll carry on
And in my heart I cant contain it
The anthem wont explain it.

And we will send you reeling from decimated dreams
Your misery and hate will kill us all
So paint it black and take it back
Lets shout it loud and clear
Do you fight it to the end
We hear the call to
[ these lyrics found on http://www.completealbumlyrics.com ]

To carry on
We'll carry on
Though your dead and gone believe me Your memory will carry on
We'll carry on
And though you're broken and defeated You're weary widow marches on

And on we carry through the fears
Ooh oh ohhhh
Disappointed faces of your peers Ooh oh ohhhh
Take a look at me cause
I could not care at all Do or die
You'll never make me
Cause the world, will never take my heart
You can try, you'll never break me
Want it all,
I'm gonna play this part
Wont explain or say i'm sorry
I'm not ashamed,
I'm gonna show my scar
You're the chair, for all the broken Listen here, because it's only..
I'm just a man,
I'm not a hero
Just a boy, who's meant to sing this song
Just a man,
I'm not a hero
I -- don't -- care
Carry on
We'll carry on
Though your dead and gone believe me Your memory will carry on
We'll carry on
And though you're broken and defeated You're weary widow marches on
We'll carry on
We'll carry on
We'll carry on
We'll carry
We'll carry on


Reba MacIntyre - Is There Life Out There
She married when she was twenty
She thought she was ready
Now shes not so sure
She thought shed done some living
But now shes just wonderin
What shes living for
Now shes feeling that theres something more

Chorus:
Is there life out there
So much she hasnt done
Is there life beyond
Her family and her home
Shes done what she should
Should she do what she dares
She doesnt want to leave
Shes just wonderin
Is there life out there

Shes always lived for tomorrow
Shes never learned how
To live for today
Shes dyin to try something foolish
Do something crazy
Or just get away
Something for herself for a change
Repeat chorus

Theres a place in the sun that shes never been
Where life is fair and time is a friend
Would she do it the same as she did back then
She looks out the window and wonders again
Repeat chorus twice


Our Lady Peace- Will The Future Blame Us?
Are you dissapointed?
And have we destroyed it I
But I've been stumbling down this long and winding road
And these times are changing
And it's complicated I
Well I don't wanna know

And I ....
Don't ask why anymore
And I ...
Don't ask why anymore, anymore

And is it getting better?
Can we live forever I
And I'm not sure what the hell we're fighting for
And does the money make us?
And will the future blame us I
Oh I don't wanna know

And I ...
Don't ask why anymore
And I ...
Don't ask why anymore, anymore

When you're tired and alone
And you feel like letting go
Come home

When you can't take anymore
When you're beat up and ignored
Come home

The sun's inside a hole
The faster you don't know
A long, long way from home
There are things you need to know
The answers leave you cold
You're a long, long way from home
And the summers coming back
And it brings a second chance
If you're not part of this
Then I don't wanna know ...

And I ...
Don't ask why anymore
And I ...
Don't ask why anymore, anymore

When you're tired and alone
And you feel like letting go
Come home
Oh when you can't take anymore
When you're beat up and ignored
Come home
I'm coming home


Blues Traveler - Run Around Lyrics
Once upon a midnight dreary
I woke with something in my
head
I couldn't escape the memory
Of a phone call
and of what you said
Like a game show contestant with a
parting gift
I could not believe my eyes
When I saw
through the voice of a trusted friend
Who needs to humor me
and tell me lies
Yeah humor me and tell me lies
And
I'll lie too and say I don't mind
And as we seek
so shall we find
And when you're feeling open
I'll still be here
But not without a certain degree of
fear
Of what will be with you and me
I still can see
things hopefully

But you
Why you wanna give me a
run-around
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up
When all it does is slow me down

And shake me and
my confidence
About a great many things
But I've
been there I can see it cower
Like a nervous magician
waiting in the wings
Of a bad play where the heroes are
right
And nobody thinks or expects too much
And
Hollywood's calling for the movie rights
Singing hey
babe let's keep in touch
Hey baby let's keep in
touch
But I want more than a touch I want you to reach
me
And show me all the things no one else can see
So
what you feel becomes mine as well
And soon if we're
lucky we'd be unable to tell
What's yours and
mine the fishing's fine
And it doesn't have to
rhyme so don't you feed me a line

But you
Why you wanna give me a run-around
Is it a sure-fire way
to speed things up
When all it does is slow me down

Tra la la la la bomba dear this is the pilot speaking
And I've got some news for you
It seems my ship
still stands no matter what you drop
And there ain't a
whole lot that you can do
Oh sure the banner may be torn
and the wind's gotten colder
Perhaps I've grown a
little cynical
But I know no matter what the waitress
brings
I shall drink it and always be full
Yeah, i
will drink it and always be full

Oh I like coffee
And I like tea
I'd like to be able to enter a final
plea
I still got this dream that you just can't
shake
I love you to the point you can no longer take
Well all right okay
So be that way
I hope and
pray
That there's something left to say

But
you
Why you wanna give me a run-around
Is it a
sure-fire way to speed things up
When all it does is slow
me down

But you
Why you wanna give me a
run-around
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up
When all it does is slow me down

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Friday, January 19th, 2007
3:48 pm - On Telephones
Our cshelp phone messed up today. It was going static-y and cutting out, and neither end could hear the other.

Chris brought us the reciever from his office phone and while I tried to disconect the old one Chris's cell rang. He pulled it out of his pocket then proceded to talk into the detatched receiver with the cord dangling. Oh it was classic! (I didn't see but Amanda did.)

It's just like what happens when I have my cell phone by the computer. I always grab it instead of the mouse. Doesn't matter which side it's on either.

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
6:54 pm - White and Nerdy Trivia Card
I got 3 right, you?

# (Geography) In what city is the largest ball of twine built by one man?
# (Entertainment) What's the deal with Lindsay Lohan? I mean, seriously?
# (History) F.D.R.—was he faking it?
# (Arts & Literature) On what page does Harry Potter die in the next book?
# (Science & Nature) What is the melting point of a gorilla's head?
# (Sports & Leisure) How many Wicket Men are there on a 43-Man Squamish team? (the actual answer would be 5)

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Monday, January 15th, 2007
3:38 pm - Words of Advice
NOTE: Before creating a public account be sure that it is the correct course of action. It is suprisingly easy to go through all the steps of creating a public account only to get an error because the banner ID is already in the system. Any student that has ever taken a CS course will have a proper CS login already. The best question to ask the individual is "Have you ever taken any CS courses?" Asking the right question will save you numerous trips to the shredder.

Any other major when asked if they are CS students will say no. A no on the CS front = a public account. However, some have taken CS courses as electives. It's more ocmmon than you think-3 so far this term.

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Thursday, January 11th, 2007
9:44 am - Our lady peace lyrics
"Is Anybody Home?"

Goodbye, the future's sold out
There's no use screaming
Who thought we'd ever get this far
Tonight, your faith has come down

To money & a TV
Psychics who've never been to Mars
And nazis breast feeding
I know you must be upset

I can't find meaning
I'm sorry, we're sorry
We're all scared, all scared

Hey, is anybody home
Has anybody wasted tears on
The loneliness
That everyone becomes

Goodnight, the truth has come out
Everyone's needy
White teeth, a ticket to meet God

Be all that you envy
The shotgun under your bed has
Started breathing
You shot it, you shot it
I'm bare, I'm bare

Hey, is anybody home
Has anybody painted fear
On the bedroom walls that save us from . . .

"Will The Future Blame Us?"

Are you dissapointed?
And have we destroyed it I
But I've been stumbling down this long and winding road
And these times are changing
And it's complicated I
Well I don't wanna know

And I ....
Don't ask why anymore
And I ...
Don't ask why anymore, anymore

And is it getting better?
Can we live forever I
And I'm not sure what the hell we're fighting for
And does the money make us?
And will the future blame us I
Oh I don't wanna know

And I ...
Don't ask why anymore
And I ...
Don't ask why anymore, anymore

When you're tired and alone
And you feel like letting go
Come home

When you can't take anymore
When you're beat up and ignored
Come home

The sun's inside a hole
The faster you don't know
A long, long way from home
There are things you need to know
The answers leave you cold
You're a long, long way from home
And the summers coming back
And it brings a second chance
If you're not part of this
Then I don't wanna know ...

And I ...
Don't ask why anymore
And I ...
Don't ask why anymore, anymore

When you're tired and alone
And you feel like letting go
Come home
Oh when you can't take anymore
When you're beat up and ignored
Come home
I'm coming home

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Monday, January 8th, 2007
3:34 pm
I did a photo shoot this morning, which actually should be pretty cool to see in the brochure. I also got a free thing of Apple Cider for ym troubles.


Then this aftrnoon I did a web study for $10. They had s write a review of a movie or restaurant etc, so I wrote about Dexter, since I never watched much of Casino Royale.






Also, here's some funny net stuff I discovered thanks to the study:

December 22, 2006

Baby Jesus: The Blog

User Profile

I am the Son of God, a maker of miracles and the Future Messiah. I’m also good with tools.

Likes: Carpentry, Fish, Hugs

Dislikes: Moneychangers, Cruelty, Shaving


12/25

4:33 a.m. Hi, I’m Baby Jesus. Welcome to my blog! It’s no biggie or anything – just a place where I can write down my feelings and stuff about what’s going down here in B-hem and keep you up to date on the redeeming of mankind. Enjoy!

6:18 I don’t know why but I always assumed that for my first miracle I’d do something pretty big – you know, to get people talking, get a little buzz going. But right about now I’m tempted to go for something a little more modest – like maybe a mattress. Hay ouches!

9:22 I don’t know about these swaddling clothes. Swaddling is pretty 10 B.C. if you know what I’m saying. What do you guys think? Answer my online poll.

11:51 You’re going to do what to my penis? Dude, do not make me smite you.

1:03 p.m. I just got an email pointing me to Satan’s blog, where the Dark Prince is saying that notwithstanding my virgin birth he will ultimately triumph in the eternal battle between good and evil. He wishes!

3:21 Angels, man. They are beautiful. Truly one of God’s most inspired creations. I just had no idea how much they shed. The down is everywhere.

4:02 Enough with the lowing already. Is that all you cattle do? Future saviour trying to nap here! Listen up, cows: Dad made you and He can unmake you. I’m just saying.

6:46 Frankincense and myrrh?? Wow, I guess it’s true what they say – you really can’t have too much aromatic resin.

7:10 Kid, seriously, I appreciate the thought. And you really can pound those skins. But I sayeth unto you – join a trio. Not until Jerry Garcia walketh the Earth will a guy be able to make a living doing drum solos.

8:44 I have had to turn off this blog’s comments feature – some of the language was getting out of hand. I’m sorry about the brightness of the star over my manger, but it’s an essential part of the overall effect. And yes, technically speaking, I am responsible for all these shepherds wandering into town. But that doesn’t necessarily mean I have to cover their bar tabs.

9:09 Well, I’m shutting ’er down for today. Gotta get my rest – this species isn’t going to save itself!

Something about not mentioning some guy...except there and there....sigh


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