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Thursday, December 07, 2006


Give Brittany several sheets of Construction paper a box of crayons and some tape and in less than five minutes she did this. Such talent.

Monday, December 04, 2006


This must have been her "ok Mom it's cold hurry up and take the picture" face.

Pictures of Brittany at "Christmas In Hanceville" Dec 2, 2006. We had a great time. Brittany went on the hayride to see Santa, Jumped in the Castle Jump House, scarfed down a hotdog, coke and popcorn in record time and found the Clown who was making Balloon Animals and had her make an orange dog with a yellow leash. We also watched a group of cloggers.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Me and Brittany at my youngest brother Michael's house in Hermitage, TN

Was up at my brother's house over the Thanksgiving holidays. Note that Starbucks is a closer walk than drive from his home :-)

Saturday, November 11, 2006


Brittany's new Haircut. Isn't she the cutest.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Brittany dressed in her Halloween costume on Halloween night. She and I went to the Fall Festival at Hanceville 1st Baptist Church. She saw several of her classmates and we had a great time.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Hanceville Elementary Fall Festival Oct 28 2006


Brittany's Jack-O-Lantern

Brittany and I went to the Fall Festival at Hanceville Elementary School today. She had a blast. She played most of the games--Bean Toss, Fish for Prizes, Spin & Win and went in the House of Bones and of course had to jump around in the Bounce House. She won a large stuffed animal. She picked out a black cat dressed in a Pumpkin outfit. She also got popcorn and a coke. It is great to get to spend time with her.


Brittany and her prizes from the Hanceville Elementary Fall Festival Oct 28th 2006

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

My Daughter has been diagnosed with Pervasive Development Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. Hers seems to be problems communicating although she is a whiz with school work and at times she suffers from anxiety. I honestly believe that her anxieties are mostly caused by not being able to get her point across or knowing the way to go about expressing herself. I have been reading up on the disorder and found the following links useful. Anyway...she is a great child and I love her.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

OpenOffice.org: Home

Was looking around online trying to price MS Access 2003 which is something I need that didn't come with my MS Office 2003 Sm. Business Suite and found this site-- OpenOffice.org: Home. While it won't help me get the software I need for my MicroComputer Applications class I do want to check it out. Looks pretty interesting.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Had a great weekend with my daughter. Amanda(a friend that I worked with at WallyWorld) and I went along with my daughter to the Day in the Park Event at Heritage Park in Cullman this past Saturday. While the grass was holding alot of water and it made things a little messy we still had a great time. Brittany went to the face painting booth and got a large red heart painted on her right cheek. We also found her a book and some Highlights Mags in the yard sale portion of the Park. Talk about excited she was overjoyed at finding Highlights...one of her favorite things. We stopped and got drinks and some popcorn and Amanda surprised Brittany by getting Brittany one of those Superman inflatables that wasn't much shorter than Brittany herself. After we had some drinks and popcorn we went to see the car show event which they had out by the side of the park that is closest to Woodland. I was amazed at the number of orange cars. Orange is Brittany's favorite color. She saw some puppies and it took some convincing on my part that she didn't really "have" to have one. Brittany went on the Train Ride, thru Noah's Ark, Jonah & the Whale and the obstacle course portions of the kids events. After leaving the park we went for lunch at Burger King and then did some shopping at Walmart. Brittany came away from the shopping experience with a Superman shirt and a Superman DVD. What a spoiled kid...but a lovable one Sunday morning I attended Sunday School and Worship service with her and her paternal grandparents at 7th St Baptist. It was a really nice weekend.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Favorite Quotes

  • I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not.--Kurt Cobain
  • I am saved by the buoyancy of citrus! --Mitch Hedberg
  • Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence. -~ Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
  • Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend. ~ Albert Camus
  • If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend. ~ St. Augustine
  • Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion. ~ Javan
  • The Japanese have a word for it. It's Judo -- the art of conquering by yielding. The Western equivalent of judo is, 'Yes, dear.' ~ J. P. McEvoy
  • Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul, and yet no one ever comes to sit by it. --Vincent Van Gogh
  • Loneliness is the first thing which God's eye named, not good--John Milton
  • The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness. --Edward Gibbon

Friday, May 05, 2006

Favorite Foods

  • Chinese Food:
    • Beef Teriyaki
    • Egg Drop Soup
    • Egg Roll
    • Lake Tung Ting Shrimp
    • Happy Family
    • House Fried Rice
    • Dragon & Phoenix(minus the water chestnuts)
  • CiCi's:
    • Pepperoni Pizza
  • Taco Bell:
    • Steak or Chicken Border Bowl
  • Burger King:
    • Whopper w/ Cheese
    • Onion Rings
  • Arby's:
    • Super Roast Beef Sandwich
    • Curly Fries
    • Jamocha Shake
  • Dairy Queen:
    • Double Bacon Cheeseburger
    • Onion Rings
    • Mocha Moolatta
  • Subway:
    • Southwest Chicken Sub
  • Wendy's:
    • Bacon Jr. Cheeseburger
    • Small Chili
    • Sour Cream & Chive Baked Potato
    • Caesar Salad
  • Sonic:
    • No. 2 Sonic Burger w/ Cheese
    • Tater Tots
    • Ocean Water
  • Schlotzskys:
    • Angus Roast Beef & Cheese Oven toasted Sandwich

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Tonight's The Office Episode, Idol Results and Day in the Park

Well Tonight's The Office episode was great as usual. I am really nervous about Jim putting in for a transfer. At least I think that's what he did. From the previews I couldn't really tell for sure. Maybe it's just what the writers want us to think. Season Finale is next Thurs. will post more on my thoughts on the show then. Paris left American Idol Wed. as she had the least amount of votes. I was really nervous for Elliott. He is my favorite. I honestly thought he did a better version of Home than Michael Buble's live version on AOL. I think that is one thing that people tend to forget--the people we hear on records have the benefit of editing and being in a studio. It is seldom that artist's live performance is the same as what we hear on records. To compare the contestants to a recorded version we are used to hearing really isn't fair but I'm sure that's not the only thing in life that isn't fair. The four remaining contestants on Idol are all good. Each pretty much has a different genre as well so it should be interesting. Saturday Brittany and I will hopefully be going to Day in the Park at Heritage Park. I have plenty of sunscreen as well as aftersun gel and lotion. I hope she wll have a great time. I believe they are having games, car show and a few other things. Should be a good day hopefully if the weather is good. Right now they are calling for partly cloudy hi 77 low 61. of course that could also be partly sunny depending on how you look at it. Still haven't heard back from the place I had the job interview at on Monday.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

My Karaoke CD Collection

  • Karaoke Bay Crazy Party Songs 3:
    • Sweet Caroline
    • One Week
    • Come on Eileen
    • Born to Boogie
    • I'm a Believer
    • Bad Moon Rising
    • Goodbye Earl
    • I Got You Babe
    • Jumpin Jumpin
    • Build me up Buttercup
    • Red Red Wine(UB40's version)
    • Sweet Home Alabama
    • I Like it like that
    • If I had a $1,000,000
    • One Way or Another
    • Funky Town
  • Karaoke Bay Ultimate 80's:
    • Mickey
    • Jessie's Girl
    • I Love Rock & Roll
    • What I like about you
    • Don't you(Forget about me)
    • Material Girl
    • Tainted Love
    • Time after Time
    • Addicted to Love
    • Black Velvet
    • Walking on Sunshine
    • Every Breath you Take
    • Total Eclipse of the Heart
    • Hit me with your Best Shot
    • Karma Chameleon
    • Don't Dream It's over
  • Karaoke Bay Pop Hits 7:
    • The Reason
    • Naughty Girl
    • I Miss You
    • Take My Breath Away
    • This Love
    • Roses
    • My Immortal
    • Here Without You
    • White Flag
    • I Don't Wanna Know
    • Come Clean
    • With You
    • The First Cut is the Deepest
    • Burn
    • 8th World Wonder
    • The Way You Move
  • Karaoke Bay With This Ring:
    • You're Still the One
    • Amazed
    • I Swear
    • All My Life
    • I Honestly Love you
    • The Keeper of the Stars
    • When You say nothing at all
    • Endless Love
    • For You
    • I wanna love you Forever
    • You Light up my life
    • I will be here
    • Your love amazes me
    • Give me forever(I do)
    • Butterfly Kisses
    • Whenever, Whereever, Whatever
  • Karaoke Bay Today's Christian Hits
    • Holy
    • Pierced
    • Hands of the Potter
    • I Still Believe
    • You Found me
    • You're my God
    • The Valley Song(Sing of your Mercy)
    • Dare you to Move
    • Surrender
    • Back in his Arms Again
    • I can only imagine
    • Stuck
    • Great Light of the world
    • Day by Day
    • Sing Alleluia
    • Breathe
  • Karaoke The Songs of Celine Dion
    • My Heart Will Go On
    • Dreaming of You
    • The Power of Love
    • Because You Loved Me
    • Let's Talk about Love
  • Karaoke The Songs of Martina McBride
    • Heart Trouble
    • Independence Day
    • My Baby Loves Me
    • She Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
    • Strangers
  • All Star Karaoke The 70s Vol 2:
    • Hooked on a Feeling
    • You're so Vain
    • Space Oddity
    • Touch Me in the Morning
    • China Grove
    • Shining Star
    • Free Ride
    • War
    • My Way
    • December 1963(Oh what a night)
    • I'll be there
    • Sex Machine
    • Fire and Rain
    • Bad Bad Leroy Brown
    • Sunshine on my Shoulders
    • Get Down Tonight
    • The Gambler
    • Let's Get it on
    • Paradise by the Dashboard Light
    • Two out of Three ain't bad
    • Sweet Caroline
    • Knock Three times
    • I think I love you
    • First Time ever I saw your face
    • Maggie May
    • We are Family
    • Tears of a Clown
    • Superstition
    • Just my Imagination
    • It's Raining Men
  • All Star Karaoke Pop Best of Winter 2005:
    • Diary
    • Shadow
    • My Happy Ending
    • 1985
    • Everytime
    • Falls on me
    • Fly
    • Baby It's You
    • Breakaway
    • Since U Been Gone
    • Harder To Breathe
    • Over and Over
    • On the way Down
    • Confessions Part II
    • My Boo
  • All Star Karaoke The 90s Vol 2
    • I want it that way
    • Show me the meaning of being lonely
    • From a Distance
    • (You Drive me) Crazy
    • Baby One more time
    • Power of Love
    • Believe
    • I Touch Myself
    • Blue
    • Special
    • What is Love
    • Torn
    • One of Us
    • Just Another Day
    • All my Life
    • Everything is Everything
    • Call Me
    • Tonight is the Night
    • I need to know
    • Hero
    • Livin La Vida Loca
    • Just a Girl
    • Pretty Fly for a white Guy
    • Last Kiss
    • I'll be Missing you
    • Angels
    • I will Remember you
    • Crash and Burn
    • A Girl Like You
    • I will Always love you
  • Ultimate Karaoke Classic Rock
    • Born to be Wild
    • Proud Mary
    • Rock and Roll All Nite
    • Sweet Home Alabama
    • Reelin in the Years
    • Free Ride
    • Lightning Strikes
    • Radar Love
  • Ultimate Karaoke The Music of the Beatles
    • I Want to hold your hand
    • Help
    • Ticket to Ride
    • Hard Day's Night
    • I Should have known better
    • She loves you
    • And I love her
    • Yesterday
  • Sing the Best of Female Hits Vol 4
    • Torn
    • Adia
    • Kiss the Rain
    • My Favorite Mistake
  • American Idol Karaoke Super Teen Hits 3
    • Take my Breath Away
    • Don't Tell Me
    • The Reason
    • Hold On
    • Sk8er Boi
    • It's my life
    • So Yesterday
    • Here Without you
  • Pop Karaoke Summer Fall 2005:
    • Don't Cha--PussyCat Dolls
    • Pon De Replay--Rihanna
    • Listen to your Heart--DHT(slower than Roxette version)
    • Wake Up-Hilary Duff
    • Be My Escape--Relient K
    • All These Things That I've Done--The Killers
    • Hollaback Girl--Gwen Stefani
    • I Don't Want to Be--Bo Bice
    • Untitled--Simple Plan
    • Right Here-Staind
    • Fall to Pieces--Avril Lavigne
    • You and Me--Lifehouse
    • These Words--Natasha Benefield
    • Just the Girl--Click Five
    • Best of You--Foo Fighters
  • The Singing Machine Pop Culture 90s Vol 1:
    • Stay--Lisa Loeb
    • Hold On--Wilson Phillips
    • Come to my Window--Melissa Ethridge
    • It Must have been Love--Roxette
    • Believe--Cher
    • When I fall in love--Celine and Clive Griffin
    • Because you loved me--Celine Dion
    • All Around the World--Lisa Stansfield
    • Un-Break my Heart--Toni Braxton
    • Save the Best for Last--Vanessa Williams
    • I'll be There--Mariah Carey
    • The Sign--Ace of Base
    • All that she Wants--Ace of Base
    • Finally-CeCe Peniston
    • A whole new world--Regina Belle & Clive Griffin
    • New Attitude--Patti LaBelle

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

SSL Negotiation Failed

Found the solution to the problem I was having getting my gmail to pop into Eudora. I kept getting SSL Negotiation Failed Certificate Error. Hopefully this will be useful to others who use gmail in conjunction with Eudora. I would guess the solution would be the same for a MS Outlook or MS Outlook Express user but they would have to figure out how to do it within the respective program.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

What a weird weekend...

One of the weirdest weekends of my life...I swear. It makes me wonder if there is an ounce of good left in the world. I'm voting no. I watched the Rerun of "The Office" --The Dundies episode Thur. It's one of my favorites.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Spring Cleaning

I guess it was a fairly productive weekend. Have been going thru old papers and condensing down stuff and throwing things away. I plan on doing the same thing with my books. As much as I love my books it's probably a good idea if I get rid of ones that don't have a special meaning to me....I know...if I do that I won't be getting rid of any of them.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

American Idol Results--Mar 29th

I was a bit surprised that Katherine was in the bottom 3. I think even Bucky was surprised by that. Lisa having the least amount of votes was no surprise..her performance was really poor.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide LYRICS

Heard this song for the first time in a long time this evening.

Lyrics of Landslide--sung by Fleetwood Mac
I took my love and I took it down
Climbed a mountain and turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills
'til the landslide brought it down

Oh, mirror in the sky -What is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changin'...ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life?
I don't know.....I don't know

Well I've been afraid of changin'
because I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder, even children get older
And I'm getting older too....

So, take my love...take it down
Climb a mountain and turn around
and if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills...
well the landslide will bring it down
The landslide will bring it down

Monday, February 20, 2006

Not much going on. Still haven't had any luck with the job search. The end of May will be here before I know it and I am very worried.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

The job search isn't going so well. Finding a job that pays enough to cover my basic bills and which I am able to get back and forth to and from on public transportation may be a problem. It's not that I have alot of bills 'cause in the big scope of things I don't. Jobs around here just do not pay much over minimum wage.

I watched an episode of Bones starring David Boreanaz(most folks will remember him as Angel from the series of the same name which was a spinoff of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). I liked the show ok and thought it was well written however I do not like feel like there is any chemistry between Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz. Just feels kinda forced. Hopefully they can prove me wrong.

Television shows I enjoy:

  • American Chopper
  • Mythbusters
  • Scrubs
  • American Idol
  • The Shield
  • The Office
  • StarGate-1
  • StarGate Atlantis
  • BattleStar Galactica
  • History Detectives
  • Antique Roadshow
Older Shows & those in Syndication:
  • Seinfield
  • Enterprise
  • Emergency!
  • The Wonder Years
  • Tour of Duty
  • China Beach
  • Friends
  • That 70's Show
  • Are you Being Served?
  • Red Dwarf
  • Keeping up Appearances