Published on April 15 2006

Yes, I know this has been all over the Web, and in everyone's email, but I just couldn't resist when I got it in an email from #1 kid. Happy Easter, everyone!!
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Published on April 15 2006

It's Jackson Browne night on the old iPod!! I hadn't heard this one since forever, even though it's one of my favorites from the "newer" albums. I've been listening to so much Jazz for class lately that I've been neglecting some of my favorites. Off the '93 album "I'm Alive". Yeah, you know, the one with the cover photo that made him look like an escapee from the movie "Creature from the Black Lagoon". Horrible cover shot, but the music was worth it. Have a listen to "Sky Blue and Black", too; one of his best songs after the "Late for the Sky" album. Yep, it's wussy-California-Singer-Songwriter night here!!!
You hold a life there in your hands You probably don't know Somehow your dreams became my plans Somewhere long ago Think about the things we've done and where we've been Your touch made me a king I don't want to live without your love again I'll do anything To make you see what I'm imagining To know the pleasure your smile can bring To keep the light from vanishing I'll do anything I fly this airplane upside down I walk out on the wing To see you watching from the ground I'll do anything When I see the light upon your upturned face I can hear the angels sing Don't ever let another take my place I'll do anything To make you see what I'm imagining To know the pleasure your smile can bring To keep the light from vanishing I'll do anything I make this world a place for you and me I make your happiness my responsibility To make this world the world you want to see I'll do anything When I see the light upon your upturned face I can hear the angels sing To see that no one ever takes my place I'll do anything To make you see what I'm imagining To know the pleasure your smile can bring To keep the light from vanishing I'll do anything

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Published on April 13 2006

Just a short update on the crappiest Monday I've had in a very long time. J's funeral is tomorrow in his hometown, a small farm town just outside of Green Bay. Right now, there are eleven of us who are planning to make the two-hour drive over there. We have scrambled to cover our jobs, to make shift swaps; and the company has stretched the overtime rules and reassigned people so that we are able to do this. J always commented that he wondered how many years it would be before he felt like this small town was home. I understood that feeling--even after 25 years here, there are many times I still feel like an outsider of sorts. I wonder if he realized just how many of us thought of him as a friend. I wonder if he would have thought of this as "home" now. UPDATE: What on earth would compell a pastor to tell a grieving family and friends that "sometimes we need 'little reminders' that life is short"? Little REMINDERS???? I wanted to get up and swat that man after he made that remark. The thing that stopped me was the thought that somewhere out there, a red-headed "little reminder" named J was laughing his @$$ off. He would have loved it.

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Published on April 10 2006

Lost a member of my crew today. He'd called in sick a couple days ago, and still didn't show up for work this morning. We had an uneasy feeling about this yesterday when we didn't hear from him, since the guy was a serious diabetic--multiple shots daily. It just wasn't like him to just not show up for work, without calling, without contact of some sort. And our phone calls and voicemails went unanswered all weekend. It just wasn't the sort of thing he'd do, but we thought maybe what we knew of his sick call was slightly confused. Maybe he was taking off the whole weekend instead of just one day. Since that's "personal medical info", we couldn't know for sure. Like I said, it was just a bad feeling. Guess we should pay attention to "bad feelings". So...today, we expressed these concerns to our boss. He was already concerned as well, and it was passed up to HR. They called to ask that a county squad be sent out to J's house to check on him. An hour later, I saw our HR manager and Union pres heading towards my booth; mill manager, production manager, and department head following along not far behind.... To make a long story short, J was found dead. No signs of foul play. Not sure how long--possibly since early Saturday morning, before anybody really would have missed him. Still, we're all doing a lot of kicking ourselves--what if we'd said something yesterday, instead of waiting till today? Maybe it wouldn't have made any difference, but....maybe it would have. The rest of the day, including a short maintenance shutdown and restart, was a blur. Tears do that, I guess. not-quite-rite.jpg Godspeed, NotQuiteRight. I'm going to miss your cheerful "hello, young lady" (even though I'm a year older than you , you old fart!). It was good knowing you, and your great twisted self-deprecating humor. I wish I had gone out for that beer Wednesday night after all.

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Published on April 9 2006

Q: How many people with ADD does it take to change a lightbulb? A: HEY! Let’s ride bikes!!! :rimshot:

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Published on April 9 2006

************************************************************ This week April 10 through April 16 Libra Mars has now moved into your career zone, which has been very quiet. If you have lacked motivation in this area, then you should find you have more than ever. Use a newfound zeal to write off for those job interviews and get information. But be careful on Tuesday, which isn't the best of days to approach the boss or to attend an interview. There is a strong likelihood that you will not only disagree with what is being discussed, but that you will also prove to be too radical for their liking. Best wishes for this week, from the astrologers of AstroCenter.com ************************************************************
MOI???? Too RADICAL?!?!?!?!

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Published on April 7 2006

I'm upgrading the template today, so be prepared for some goofiness for awhile. These "widget" things have my head spinning

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Published on April 6 2006

"Blame someone else and get on with your life." -- Alan Woods
/snort. I think for awhile-- in fact, for waaaay too long-- this may have been my theme song. I'm trying to just stick with the second part nowadays.

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Published on April 5 2006

Boycott to support illegals
May 1, 2006: Call to Action! "El Gran Paro Americano 2006" "The Great American Boycott 2006" "Un dia sin immigrante" "A day without an immigrant" Nationwide Immigrant General Strike Immigrants contribute 7 billion in social security per year. they earn 240 billion, report 90 billion, and only are reimbursed 5 billion, "where are the 85 billion?" They also contribute to the U.S. economy 25 billion more than they receive in healthcare, etc., etc., etc. According to the anti-immigrant politicians and hatemongers, "immigrants are a drain on society." If this is true, then during the day on May 1st the stock market will surge, and the economy will boom. If not, we prove them wrong once and for all. We know what will happen! The points of unity are: No Work, No School, No Sales, and No Buying, and also to have rallies around symbols of economic trade in your areas (stock exchanges, anti-immigrant corporations, etc.). We will settle for nothing less than full amnesty and dignity for the millions of undocumented workers presently in the U.S. We believe that increased enforcement is a step in the wrong direction and will only serve to facilitate more tragedies along the Mexican-U.S. border in terms of deaths and family separation.
On May Day. How refreshingly original. And when did ILLEGAL immigration get confused with regular immigration?

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Published on April 4 2006

From an email:
On Wednesday this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06. That will never happen again. You may now return to your (normal?) life
Well. It won't happen for a hundred years, anyway. I'll probably be sleeping for that one, too. UPDATE!!UPDATE!!!
"Depending on how you arrange and display time and date, then at 34 minutes and 56.7 seconds after noon on August 9, 2010, the time and date will be: 12:34:56.7 8/9/10."

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