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May 8th, 2009

little squirts

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this is too funny not to share!

for anybody that's ever changed a baby boy's diaper and missed this kind of event, you're lucky!

ENJOY!!!
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October 23rd, 2008

brent rant

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you know what? that man has some nerve. you'd think he'd grow up after acting like a damned temper tantrum throwing toddler since 1997 would stop but no.

i e-mail him two months in advance that i'm due the week jayge would get off for winter break so to not schedule a flight. do you think he's even a bit understanding that i physically wouldn't be able to take jayge to the airport? no. he jumps my crap instead accusing me of not making arrangements to get jayge to the hospital and that i'm "pawning" my responsibilities off onto him.

excuse me? since when have i "pawned jayge off" onto anybody? is the fact that jayge wants to stay to be here for the baby's first christmas a crime? do you think any judge in the nation would say that it is unrasonable of jayge to want to stay in texas for this?

i nailed him in e-mail though. i wasn't very nice about it since i copied his mom and wife on the response:Collapse )

and for the record, i've NEVER had anyone pick up or drop jayge off for me at the airport. i've always done it myself and i had given brent gustavo as a backup but he's NEVER picked jayge up for me...only with me.

September 2nd, 2008

yesterday jayge and i were nearly sandwiched by this idiot man driving his b.b.t. (Big Butt Truck) duly with license plates 55XX5H down mason road. mason abruptly loses the third left lane and this jerk acted like he owned the whole road. if God/my guardian angel (you decide) hadn't told me to look left, we would have been sandwiched onto a 4-door silver sedan on my right with the white duly on mt left. i applied brakes and the horn to avoid the guy. he didn't seem to hear me either and just kept going like nothing was amiss. i'm glad the person behind me didn't eat my bumper.

i'm not confident i'm out of the woods with avoiding an accident here either. i have been having a reoccuring dream of being t-boned in the passenger door at one of the major intersections i go through on my way to work. i've taken a hit from that side on 19 october 1992 and it is awful to slam into the door because your whole body hits the door at once. the dream added new stuff the other night where i'm yelling at the ems people to get me at an angle instead of being flat on my back and they are ignoring me completely even though i vow to file suit for ignoring me should they end up killing corban. i was quite furious in the dream. i get to the hospital and i'm still on my back. i yell at these people i'd rather be paralyzed than to lose him. then i woke up. *blah*

i dread my vehicle accident dreams. those tend to wind up real some version or another later. =/

these predictions can be too much for me at times. i'm too accurate with a lot of different things. i have no capability to make a prediction on the spot and they primarily come right as i'm waking up or i'm fully awake.
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July 28th, 2008

pruning

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i had to manage my list better. i went from 125 to 49 people. i'm just not on here all that much anymore and i'd like a more familiar list! nothing personal intended and many well wishes to all.

=)

i found out who owns the car that i bumped on friday. he works (for EMI) in this office but not for my division (NUS). i went to him this morning apologizing to how much of an idiot i was for not looking at the parking plaque. he was not even worried about it and said he should have added, in his note back to me, a thank you for being so honest i bumped his car. i feel better but worse because i don't want it circulating that i bump cars while parking. we have one geologist that's been banned to drive as he has damaged nearly every vehicle he's rented the last two years. he and i are so not the same and i don't want that association even being BREATHED in this office. i have enough trouble with being blamed for other people's mistakes.

July 25th, 2008

i was wiped out last night. i couldn't drag myself out of bed until 10:17. i made it to work only to back into a vehicle this morning. i just bumped the car, honestly. i left them a note letting the owner know what i did, that i didn't see any damage, and that i was sorry. *sighz*

i'm not going to the appointment today. i'm just going to trust that God knows what He's doing and believe this is all going to be just as He's planned it. =)

jayge was happy with his new phone. he texted me on tuesday for about 1.5 hours straight oohing and aahing over it. i know that full keyboard just delights him. =) it made me feel good that i can still be his "cool" mom. i know it'll get harder as he gets older to be "okay" in his book. heh...just one of the things of being a parent.

no more 3 am missed voice mail messages for me. i've slept solidly for the last two nights for a change. that was awesome. i was dreaming this morning that Oscar had come over and just came to bed. i woke up to him snoring in the dream. hahahaa! that was so weird!

March 15th, 2008

howdy

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i've been rather busy trying to start up a jewelry business with buying at pawn shops and selling on eBay or craigslist. it's been slow in selling and great for buying so i have more to sell than i should. =/ lucky for me, i'm not a retailer and have to worry about inventory being too high as i'm not losing money hanging onto items.

i found this one pawn shop that has no clue of what their inventory is aside from diamonds. i bought a "purple/green stone ring" for $50.81. it was an alexandrite and i sold it on eBay (with shipping) for $220.00. another ring they had as "three lavender stones ring" that i bought for $23.10. it was tanzanite and i sold it on eBay (with shipping) for $87.00. I purchased an emerald ring from a different pawn shop for $91.99 and sold it on eBay (with shipping) for $182.50.

i also have a very small wedding to plan as someone (Oscar Cedillo) and i are engaged to be married on 22 june 2008. jenerator and curly came down last weekend and we did some shopping. since this post is public, i'm not going to want to go into details of the shopping to protect the innocent. =)

i've really become actively involved in my church and have some activitiy to do four days a week. sunday is a very long day with serving one service, sitting the other, and then coming back in the evening for a class. it's been very rewarding to say the least and i really enjoy it.

brent is up to his usual accusations. he's mad that i didn't fly jayge up to ohio. sorry, i contacted him and he ignored me until it was too late to buy a ticket. again, that's his fault for not responding to text, e-mail, and a certified letter but he blames me. whatever dude!

okay...i have to get taxes done, do my homework for class, and make christina's easter dress. =) i hope you are all having a great day!!

November 2nd, 2007

i feel i was wrong...

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i felt i was out of line for e-mailing constantina shortly after i sent that message yesterday. i decided on the way home to write her an apology and offer her some encouragement. here's what i sent:Collapse )

i want to send her something (like i did for her mother) but i haven't made up my mind on what would be appropriate on top of where to send it. i have reservation that if i sent something to constantina and brent received it first, then she'd never get it. any suggestions?

November 1st, 2007

*sighs*

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yet another ridiculous e-mail i have to send to brent. you can skip this easily as i'm putting it behind an lj cut.Collapse ) yeah. i really did send it to constantina and an attorney.

October 29th, 2007

TWO TRUE STORIES ABOUT RACISM

1) I'm sure many of you watched the recent taping of the Oprah Winfrey

Show where her guest was Tommy Hilfiger. On the show, she asked him if the statements about race he was accused of saying were true. Statements like"..."If I'd known African-Americans, Hispanics, Jewish and Asians would buy my clothes, I WOULD NOT have made them so nice. I wish these people would *NOT* buy my clothes, as they are made for upper class white people."

His answer to Oprah was a simple "YES". Where after she immediately asked him to leave her show.

My suggestion? Don't buy your next shirt or perfume from Tommy Hilfiger. Let's give him what he asked for. Let's not buy his clothes, let's put Him in a financial state where he himself will not be able to afford the ridiculous prices he puts on his clothes. BOYCOTT. PLEASE SEND THIS MESSAGE TO ANYONE YOU KNOW. Then send it to the whole community that's not white people and see the result. We have to see the result of unity.

Let's find out if Non-whites really play such a small part in the world. Stop buying any range of their product, perfume, cosmetics, clothes, bags, etc.

2) Scene took place on a British Airways flight between Johannesburg and London.

A White woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Obviously disturbed by this, she called the air Hostess. "Madam, what is the matter," the hostess asked. "You obviously do not see it then?" she responded. "You placed me next to a black man. I do not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat." "Be calm please," the hostess replied. "Almost all the places on this Flight is taken. I will go to see if another place is available." The Hostess went away and t hen came back a few minutes later. "Madam, Just as I thought, there are no other available seats in the economy class. I spoke to the captain and he informed me that there is a seat in the business class. All the same, we still have one place in the first class." Before the woman could say anything, the hostess continued: "It is not usual for our company to permit someone from the economy class to sit in the first class. However, given the circumstances, the captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to someone so disgusting." She turned to the black guy, and said, "Therefore, Sir, if you would like to, please collect your hand luggage, a seat awaits you in first class."

At that moment, the other passengers who were shocked by what they had just witnessed stood up and applauded.

Both the above are true stories. If You are against racism, please send this message to all your friends.

October 18th, 2007

/on soapbox

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071018/ap_on_go_co/children_s_health

the link above is yahoo!'s coverage of the lack of turning over bush's veto on children's health bill in the house of representatives. the last line in the article had me fuming:

"...Blacks were more likely than whites to favor overriding Bush's veto."

WHO BLOODY CARES ABOUT RACE/ETHNICITY ON THIS ISSUE?!?!!! *aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!* why do people focus on race/ethnicity when it's not appropriate to the topic? is it really a huge wonder why i really dislike watching the news? =p~

i like my news race-biased, please! ...i don't think so! there are just as many crazy ethnicities than the ones that your local news focuses on during a broadcast (in cincinnati, it's black people; in houston, it's black and mexican people.). there is soooo much that goes on in a city that doesn't get reported because some big-whig is looking for ratings and not reporting things as they really are.

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October 16th, 2007

The Bottled Water Thing

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i haven't gone to the website and don't know who wrote this but i liked the message so i'm posting it openly for all. enjoy!
Lately you may have read press reports and opinions about the bottled water phenomenon and how producing, transporting, refrigerating, recycling and land filling over 30 billion plastic water bottles per year in the U.S. is bad for the environment. Some cities are banning the purchase of bottled water for employees, insisting that these workers drink free tap water instead. Bottled water has seen phenomenal growth in the past two decades. Perrier introduced bottled water to the U.S. in 1978. Today, over 7.5 billion gallons are sold with total sales at approximately $16 billion dollars per year. I'm still just speaking of the United States.

Is bottled water better for you than tap water? When comparing the safety of bottled water to public tap water, the answer is that there is no difference. Private wells could be another thing, depending on the outcome of chemical and bacteriological tests. Dasani and Aquafina, which combined have a 24% market share, the water comes from the municipal tap. The alternative to drinking bottled water might be sugary carbonated beverages or beer (which are 90+% water). Americans still consume twice as much carbonated beverages (mostly in plastic bottles) as bottled water. There is no doubt that bottled water is very convenient when you are on the go.

That being said, what about the environmental effects? Water is heavy. It weighs 8.3 lbs./gal. It has to be transported in trucks and ships across the oceans and our highways. On a weekly basis, it takes 37,800 diesel burning 18-wheelers to haul the water to our stores.

The bottled water phenomenon comes with many paradoxes. One the most trendy brands is Fiji water, which really does come from Fiji. The plant there produces over one million bottles a day. There isn't enough electricity on the island to power the factory, so they have several diesel engines running 24 hours a day, belching out a cloud of diesel soot on this otherwise pristine part of the planet. Half of the cost to consumers of Fiji water is in transportation. The raw plastic comes from China- it takes 16 liters of clean water to blow mold one plastic bottle. Half of the island's residents don't have access to safe, clean water. But on the other hand, you can't have good health without prosperity and this bottling plant employs 250 workers, who now may be able to afford clean water.

In comparison to municipal tap water, bottled water is a luxury item, a choice and an outlet for the well-off to get rid of their money. According to the City of Columbus, their tap water, which is perfectly safe, costs one penny for five gallons. If we compare that cost to a bottle of water at Ohio Stadium, which costs $4.00 for a 20 oz. bottle, you can refill that bottle with Columbus tap water every day for 21.9 years for the same cost. Even if you go to your neighborhood grocery and purchase a 24-pack for $3.99, you could refill one of those bottles 534 times for the same cost.

What separates bottled water from all the other bottled beverages, is that water is the only substance that we, as taxpayers, have created an entire infrastructure to deliver a cheap, high quality, life-sustaining product conveniently to our houses. This infrastructure cost us billions of dollars to install and maintain. You can't get Mountain Dew out of a faucet, at least not yet. Yet we feel that we are somehow in our right minds when we put it in a small bottle, put in on a boat and a truck and move it halfway around the world, at a cost that is thousands of times greater than good old tap water at our kitchen sinks. And we do so happily and willingly. We haven't even touched upon the plastic bottle waste. Don't you find that a tad bit counter intelligent? For the full story on bottled water, click (or copy and paste) on this link: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/117/features-message-in-a-bottle.html

October 2nd, 2007

happy b-day to lil sis!!!

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