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My precious baby Emily passed away this morning. She was 19 and only a sad shell of her former self. I look at her photo in my icon that was taken about 18 years ago and think of all that we've been through together.

She had such personality. I never met anyone who didn't love Emily. Even my stepdad, who only tolerated cats because my mom loves them, fell under Emily's charm. We (Yoda, Emily, and I) lived with my folks for a few months back in 2000. I couldn't figure out why Emily was getting so fat, then I learned that my stepdad was giving Emily her own bowl of soup every time he got one. She had him trained quickly! Now they're both gone.

She's been sick for sometime and I've been giving her thyroid medication for over a year. She was frail and night before last stopped meowing. I knew then she wasn't well and left work early yesterday to be with her. She wouldn't eat and couldn't seem to find a comfortable position. I felt her get up and stumble off the bed during the night, but let her go.

My mom called and woke me this morning. At first, I couldn't figure out how I slept so late, then I realized Emily hadn't woken me for food. I found her downstairs, she had passed in the night.

I'm having her cremated. I've never done that before, but it felt right.

This year has been so hard. I keep thinking it's the end of so many eras. I'm sorry if I'm not responding to posts properly right now, I've not spent much time online. I know she's in a better place, but this is a sad day in a sad year.

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Dec. 20th, 2011 05:00 pm
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Learning something new!


Sep. 14th, 2009 10:38 pm
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I just wanted to let you know I've not fallen into a hole.

Sometime around the beginning of August, someone introduced me to the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. I bought the first book.

I just finished the 9th book and can't wait for more.

Oh yeah, and there's that whole school thing I 'should' be doing. Having said that, does anyone else have any reading recommendations?
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I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on this:

Dated 10/13/08 From: HERE

First-graders in San Francisco took a field trip to City Hall to celebrate the marriage of their lesbian teacher on Friday, but opponents of same-sex marriage in the state say the field trip was an attempt to “indoctrinate” the students, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The field trip was suggested by a parent at the Creative Arts Charter School, and the school said the trip, where students tossed rose petals on their teacher and her wife as they left City Hall, was academically relevant.

"It really is what we call a teachable moment," said Liz Jaroslow, the school’s interim director, according to the newspaper. She said same-sex marriage had historic significance. "I think I'm well within the parameters."

California will vote on Nov. 4 on Proposition 8 which seeks to ban same-sex marriage in the state, and supporters of the measure say the field trip shows that allowing same-sex marriage will mean it’s taught to school children, the newspaper said.

"It's just utterly unreasonable that a public school field trip would be to a same-sex wedding," said Chip White, press secretary for the Yes on 8 campaign, told the Chronicle. "This is overt indoctrination of children who are too young to have an understanding of its purpose."

Personally, I support gay marriage completely, but even I question it's 'field day' status...

Too Funny!

Sep. 28th, 2008 03:16 am
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Just when I thought I couldn't hear another political clip, I was sent this:

It was day 3 of the Republican National Convention, and gay love was in the air!

Really you only need to watch the first bit...
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2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ CHOCOLATIER™ 53% Cacao Dark Chocolate Morsels, divided
1 cup whole almonds, chopped, divided

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat brown sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs; beat until light and fluffy. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsels and 1/2 cup almonds. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining 2/3 cup morsels and 1/2 cup almonds.

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.


May. 28th, 2007 12:05 pm
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If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work:
"Hello. Can't work today, still queer." --Robin Tyler
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A successful businessman flew to Vegas for the weekend to gamble. He lost
the shirt off his back, and had nothing left but a quarter and the second
half of his roundtrip ticket -- If he could just get to the airport he
could get himself home.

So he went out to the front of the casino where there was a cab waiting.
He got in and explained his situation to the cabbie. He promised to send
the driver money from home, he offered him his credit card numbers, his
drivers license number, his address, etc. but to no avail.

The cabbie said (adopt appropriate accent), "If you don't have fifteen
dollars, get the hell out of my cab!" So the businessman was forced to
hitch hike to the airport and barely caught his flight.

One year later the businessman, having worked long and hard to regain his
financial success, returned to Vegas and this time he won big. Feeling
pretty good about himself, he went out to the front of the casino to get a
cab ride back to the airport.

Well who should he see out there, at the end of a long line of cabs, but
his old buddy who had refused to give him a ride when he was down on his

The businessman thought for a moment about how he could make the guy pay
for his lack of charity, and he hit on a plan. The businessman got in the
first cab in the line, "How much for a ride to the airport?" he asked.

"Fifteen bucks," came the reply.

"And how much for you to give me a blowjob on the way?"

"What?! Get the hell out of my cab."

The businessman got into the back of each cab in the long line and asked
the same questions, with the same result.

When he got to his old friend at the back of the line, he got in and asked
"How much for a ride to the airport?" The cabbie replied "fifteen bucks."
The businessman said "Okay," and off they went.

Then, as they drove slowly past the long line of cabs the businessman gave
a big smile and thumbs up sign to each driver.

too funny

Apr. 14th, 2007 11:45 am
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1. Go to
2. Click on "Maps".
3. Click on "Get directions".
4. Type "New York" in the first box (the From box).
5. Type "London" in the second box (the To box).
6. Press "Get Directions".
7. Scroll down to step number 23.
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A census taker in a rural area went up to a farmhouse and knocked. When a woman came to the door, he asked her how many children she had and their ages. She said, "Les' see now, there's the twins, Sally and Billy, they're thirty-two. And the twins, Seth & Beth, they're twenty-six. And the twins, Penny and Jenny, they're twenty-four... "

"Hold on!" said the census taker, "Did you get twins EVERY time?"

The woman answered, "Heck no, there were hundreds of times we didn't get nothin."
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I just found out that my breathing medicine is being discontinued due to "environmental impact". Now I'm as environmental friendly as I can be, but I hardly see how doing away with a medication that I (and probably millions others) take twice daily and as needed will compete with all of the other aerosol pollutants. You guys can call me an idiot, but shouldn't we 'fix' some of the luxury pollutants before we do away with valuable medications? Just wondering...
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I wanted to share a web site with you that's a good idea for everyone to visit.
It is

When you visit this site you can enter your address and a map will pop up with a small icon of a house where you live.

Surrounding your house you will see red, blue, and green, dots covering your entire neighborhood.

When you click on one of these dots, a picture of a person will appear with an address and the description of the crime he or she has committed.

This site was developed by John Walsh from Americas Most Wanted.
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Recently, I came across a few posts for the Halloween Scavenger Hunt. I really enjoyed this and want to thank the person responsible for all the fun. In return, I was asked to post this:

Hobbity Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Thank you, hobbity hunters! I hope you had as much fun hunting as I had thinking this up and watching it happen. I don't usually expect crazy last-minute schemes that occur to me in the middle of the night to actually work out, but this one did okay, it seems! There was one detail I didn't think of soon enough, though: those who received Frank-o-lanterns had a bit of a head start on the hunt. Sorry about that, but managing a scavenger hunt entirely by anonymous virtual pumpkin is no easy thing. The fairest solution I could think of was to give prizes to the first three people to e-mail me, so as to include someone who didn't have a Frank-o-lantern. The first three all e-mailed within minutes of each other anyway, so it was a close thing. :) In conclusion, if you ever need someone to find a lost hobbit, I suspect any of these lovely people would be very speedy: danachan, frodobaggins252, and trd9091.



And, for anyone who didn't find the entire story, here it is:
The Pumpkins of Doom )
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Let's see if I understand how the world works lately...

If a man cuts his finger off while slicing salami at work,
he blames the restaurant.

If you smoke three packs a day for 40 years and die of lung cancer,
your family blames the tobacco company.

If your neighbor crashes into a tree while driving home drunk,
he blames the bartender.

If your grandchildren are brats without manners,
you blame television.

If your friend is shot by a deranged madman,
you blame the gun manufacturer.

And if a crazed person breaks into the cockpit and tries to kill the pilot
at 35,000 feet, and the passengers kill him instead,
the mother of the crazed deceased blames the airline.

So, if I die while my old, wrinkled ass is parked in front of this computer,
I want all of you to blame Bill Gates...okay?


Oct. 7th, 2006 04:53 pm
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Two couples are on a double date when they start talking about partner swapping. They decide it would be cool to try it out. The two couples then go to a local motel. They rent two rooms for the night, and the newly shuffled couples go to their respective rooms. One couple, in their room, go wild with each other. They make love for hours. When finished, one of the two rolls over on her side, props herself on one elbow, lights up a cigarette, looks at her partner, and says: "I wonder how the guys are doing?"
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Gay Flight Attendant...

My flight was being served by an obviously gay flight attendant, who seemed to put everyone in a good mood as he served us food and drinks.

As the plane prepared to descend, he came swishing down the aisle and told us that "Captain Marvey has asked me to announce that he'll be landing the big scary plane shortly, so lovely people, if you could just put your trays up, that would be super."

On his trip back up the aisle, he noticed this well-dressed and rather Arabic looking woman hadn't moved a muscle. "Perhaps you didn't hear me over those big brute engines but I asked you to raise your trazy-poo, so the main man can pitty-pat us on the ground."

She calmly turned her head and said, "In my country, I am called a Princess and I take orders from no one."

To which (I swear) the flight attendant replied, without missing a beat, "Well, sweet- cheeks, in my country I'm called a Queen, so I outrank you. Tray-up, Bitch."
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