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December 1, 2002

Couple Things

A scary link first... it seems that the Supreme Court will be hearing a case about "coercive interogation" by police. Otherwise known as torture. Of course our fearless leader George W. himself is siding with the cops. Torture's ok as long as you don't use the information you gain in court! That sounds OK to me.


And something not nearly as scary... Thanksgiving pictures! I didn't take a lot, just a few. Mostly of my two little cousins 'cuz they're awfully cute. Go check out the Photo Album or just click here.


I did it. I mailed off my resume tapes. I don't know why I'm so nervous about it. Chances are nothing's going to happen. I think it's that one in a thousand chance that it might. I've been thinking about the whole idea of a new job at a new station, and moving. Yikes! What would a job have to offer for me to move? Money is obviously an important thing, but so are co-workers that I like, and a nice city to live in. I guess I'll just have to wait and see!

December 2, 2002

This is Just WRONG

Be warned, if you're squemish about women and their periods don't follow this link. I was reading A Small Victory and came across one of the funniest posts I have ever seen.

This is all I'm going to say... Reusable. Pads.

December 3, 2002


worn out

December 6, 2002


I just spent the last four hours helping Keva set up pages for her X-Files FanFic. They're not finished yet, but they should be pretty spiffy once we get them finished. Yes, I did use the word spiffy. I don't have to work tomorrow which is just wonderful (Thank you Keva Flava!) and I don't think I have anything else that desperately needs doing. So, it'll probably just be a sleep and do nothing day. I need one of those... or a week of those I think!

I might end up directing the stinkin' morning show in a couple weeks. Yeck! But hey, they can experience what a REAL director does for once!

I'm also working on "about" and "wish list" pages for my site. I'm slowly but surely getting this site to look the way I want and have all the stuff I want. I'm going to need to tackle my archives soon. They're an absolute mess!

One more thing

I'm tweaking my banners so that they fit on smaller monitors better. If anyone notices anything else not working please let me know! Thanx :-)

Doesn't Karma Suck :-)

The self-professed spammer king gets his! Serves the guy right. Spam is evil!

Link via Wil

December 7, 2002


I dropped off some Compact Flash cards at the photo place and in an attempt at getting in the spirit I was playing Christmas music in my car. Inevitably a song will hit me and I'll start crying. The thought of what God did for us in sending his Son. Christmas always gets me thinking about Easter, that's the whole reason he came. To die.

Christmas is supposed to be happy, and it is. The overwhelming feeling of thanks floors me. I'm not sad he did what he did, I'm so gratefull that I can't help but cry. That he came, just to die for me. That God sent his Son to die! Can you imagine sending your son away knowing full well that he would be killed? He loved me enough to make this incredible sacrifice. Me! I feel so unworthy of such love.

And the strength of Joseph. He faced what would have been unimaginable pressure and stayed with Mary, and raised this boy that would never be his. I am amazed at his strength. Looking at that baby, knowing it wasn't his, knowing what society would think of them, but loving and caring for him anyway.

God's wisdom to choose these parents that would do what was needed even though it was hard. That he knows what we can handle, that he knows what I can handle. He knows what I need, and he provides it. How can he love me that much?

December 8, 2002


Hannah is coming home on Wednesday!!!! Very happy news!! She's coming home with a trach, and an NG tube. There's also the nebulizer, humidifier and heater. But she's coming home.


December 9, 2002

Sleep? What's That?

I was just starting to get sleepy last night (or early this morning if you like to think of it that way) when my cell phone started ringing. Who would be calling me at 4:15 in the morning?

Crap! It's work! Apparently the morning director decided not to show up and I got the very unwanted phone call. So I had to get up and go direct a show that I've only crewed maybe three times. And is it ever a messed up show! It's weird and scripted strangely, and doesn't make a lot of sense. On top of that it is the SLOWEST show. It's an hour and a half of boredom. Not my idea of a good time.

Monday is my long day already. Today I'm going to be a mess by the time I can finally go home. I've got a couple hours right now, so I can take at least a nap. If it were my normal schedule I'd be OK with it, but I'm just not good when my schedule gets messed with. OK, I'll stop complaining now!

Good things... Hannah is coming home one Wednesday! I know I wrote this already, but it's such good news I just had to post it again!


Thanks to Innkeeper. I'm very much looking forward to meeting Hannah and I am so very thankful that she is coming home to her mommy & daddy. I will pass your comments on to them.


This is mostly a list for myself, but if anyone has books/videos that would be relevant feel free to let me know. This is my list of books to recoment to Hannah's parents.

Deaf Like Me by Thomas Spradley
Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture by Carol Padden & Tom Humphries
For Hearing People Only: Answers to the Most Commonly Asked Questions About the Deaf Community by Matthew Moore & Linda Levitan
anything by Harlan Lane

More Tapes

I just mailed four more resume tapes. Sent to Madison, WI; Portland, OR; Altanta, GA; and Green Bay, WI. I'm getting kinda excited about the idea of maybe going to a different station. I think it'd be interesting even to just go on an interview. I've only ever been at the one station and I have no idea what other stations are like.

I should really go do work right now... but what would be the fun in that?

December 10, 2002

Four Days

Only four more days until Nemesis comes out!!!!!!!! I'm VERY excited about a new ST movie. It's been waaaaay too long. I'm for sure going on Friday and I may go again with friends over the weekend too.

Every time the trailer comes on I'm a squealing mess. I think my entire crew thinks I've lost my marbles. But... I think they may have thought that already.........

Hildi is a Thief!

I'm watching a Trading Spaces from a few weeks ago. It's the one with Genevive & Hildi in London. The girls' room that Hildi did is VERY similar to the way I did my bedroom at my parent's house.

My freshman year of high school (was that 9 or 10 years ago now?) I convinced my parents to let me re-do my bedroom. I picked a comforter that was black with splashes of about 10 different colors on it. I picked five of those colors to be my accents in the room. I did my shelves, dresser, desk, and all my other furniture in those colors. For my shelves I started with purple on the top shelf, then blue, pink, and yellow on each lower shelf. The sides were green. It sounds a little insane, but with all the furniture in that style it looked pretty cool. I took all my leftover paint and after painting my walls white I flicked the five colors all over everything. It ended up looking really good. My mom actually likes it so much that since I moved out they've kept it that way and even bought artwork and an area rug to match the walls.

Paint flicking is SOO much fun. But I think Hildi should have to pay me for stealing my idea or something...


I just talked to the operations manager at a station in Madison, WI and I have a phone interview tomorrow morning!!!!!!! If that goes well, he said they'll want to see me sometime early next week.

I'm trying very hard to ride that line between being VERY EXCITED and not getting my hopes up. But it's nice to know that this guy watched my resume tape and thought I was worth calling. This guy thinks that I have enough talent to get an interview. That just makes me feel good.

December 11, 2002


The things some people make really amaze me. Who sat down and decided it would be a good idea to have a baby singing opera? It did make me laugh, but who comes up with these things?!?!

Link found at Ciscley's Place

December 12, 2002

Dang It!

Hannah didn't get to come home today! :-( She had a little bit of a cold yesterday and they decided that she should stay there. She was doing just fine this morning but the Powers That Be decided that she had to stay. Now they're saying maybe this weekend.


Light in the Shadows

I've had phone calls from three stations now!!!
Norfolk, VA
Madison, WI
Green Bay, WI

They all sound really good and promising. So, now I have to think about the possibility of moving. What does a station have to offer for me to move there? And what about my lease? And packing... again.

On a completely different subject...
that giant MSN butterfly was just on my TV. He SCARES me!!!! And the commercial with two of them? That is just wrong!

I have a lot to think about.

December 14, 2002


I went to Nemesis yesterday. The first showing of course. I know some people weren't impressed, but I really enjoyed it. I thought it was better than Insurrection, not quite up to First Contact though. I won't give away any plot stuff, at least not yet. I know there's still a lot of people that haven't seen it. Lots of fun in jokes, especially in the first parts of the movie. And even if his lines were cut, we at least got to see Wil. The end did make me cry.

I have a little bit of a rant about the movie theatre, but I need to go Christmas tree picking with the parental units and the brother so I don't have time to get into it right now. I'll just have to save my ranting for later!

Trees and the Treasury

We just got our Christmas tree. Pictures will be coming soon! We go to one of those places where you cut your own and there's always this dog there that is possibly the sweetest dog on the planet. And he is HUGE. More of the small horse size than the large dog size. So, now Dad is lieing down on the floor in the living room attaching the tree to the tree stand.

I'm sitting here doing money stuff with my mom. She's being my own personal accountant. I'm kinda thinking that with all these new job opportunities (hopefully!) that maybe I should bite the bullet and declare bankruptcy. Start in a new place with a completely new slate. No debt hanging over my head, just live day to day and DON'T GET ANY CREDIT CARDS!!!!!!!

December 15, 2002

A Storied Life

I added a story that I read in my local Humane Society's newsletter. The link is over there on the upper left. It's called the Rainbow Bridge and it's very good. I didn't write it, I'm not claiming to have had anything to do with it's creation. I just thought it was really good, so I made a page for it. If anyone knows you did write it, please let me know so I can make sure it's OK with them that I've got it up here.

You Got Here How?

Someone got here with the Google searchofficial al queida page. Turns out I'm second on the front page for this particular search string. Yikes!

This concerns me just a tad. I have nothing to do with al quida and want nothing to do with anything remotely associated with them. So, if you arrived here off of a terrorist search of any kind. Please turn around and go back wherever it is you came from! Thank you.

December 17, 2002

White Stuff

I want snow already dang it! It doesn't feel like Christmas until there's snow on the ground.

And a scary link just 'cuz. Oh, that 12 inch metal thing wasn't supposed to be left in your abdomen?

December 18, 2002


I'm stuck at work for another 20 minutes. I've been here since 2 a.m. and I really want to leave and go home and sleep. But I can't. I still have three appointments today which are of course a couple hours each and spread out across the day. The end result is me not being able to go home and sleep until 3:30 this afternoon. I'm going to be a zombie by then!

I so strongly dislike this show. It's an hour and a half of BOREDOM followed by two hours of sitting around doing nothing except for 4 spurts of 5 minutes each. I have to do it again tomorrow and on Friday too. Ick!!! I want to go back to nightside! OK, I'll stop whining now. I get to do nightside the vast majority of the time. A few times a month I have to deal with this monstrosity that is the morning show and I hate it! OK, I'm actually done now.

I have a job interview at 9:30 at a temp agency for some part-time office help type work. I need an additional income rather desperately so I'm hoping that goes well. Depending on my level of consiousness later today I may or may not be back!

December 19, 2002


Everyone go give hugs to Cheyenne she needs some.

December 20, 2002

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas...

I think we might actually even get the white Christmas too. It snowed most of yesterday and it actually stuck. There isn't a lot out there, but hopefully it'll stick around this time so we can have snow for Christmas. It's amazing how much that dusting of snow makes me feel all Christmas-y.

I'm tired, I want to go to bed. Must. Stay. Awake.

It's About Time

Trent Lott finally decided to step down as Majority Leader. Now we just need to get him out of the senate altogether! It's a good first step.

Beary Christmas

I realize there haven't been any new ones for a year or two, but I LOVE the Coke polar bear commercials. And the seals and all the other cute little animals in the Coke commercials. I'm a total sucker for cute animals, but those Coke ones are amazing. I never get sick of them. If a commercial can make me grin every time I see it and I don't get sick of it... that's a successful commercial.

I get sick of commercials very fast. I work in TV for pete's sake! A commercial has to be pretty good to keep my attention. The Coke commercials do that.


If he takes my stapler I'm gonna set the building on fire. Yeah, fire. I will too, I'll quit and then I'll set the building on fire.

Link from JD

An Hour here, an Hour there

I'm watching last week's 24 and the President's ex-wife is nasty! Since about half way through last season I just didn't trust here. She is much too venomous to be up to anything good. I love the whole concept of this show though. The real-time gimmick is a really interesting way to do a show. I also really enjoy the split screens. Seeing various story lines at the same time. Very cool.


"Sin is incurable by the strength of man, nor does free will have any validity here, so that even the saints say: 'The evil which I do not wish, this I do.' 'You are not doing the things which you wish.' 'Since my loins are filled with illusions,' etc."
You are Martin Luther!
Yeah, you have a way of letting everyone know how you feel, usually with Bible quotes attached, and will think your way through the issues, although sometimes you make no sense! You aren't always sure of yourself, and you can change your mind about things, something you actually consider a strength. You can take solitude, especially with some music.

What theologian are you?
A creation of Henderson

Apparently I'm Martin Luther! Cool! My dad would be so proud.

Link found at... um... ah... I don't remember. Oops!

Stop the Presses!

J. Lo called off the wedding! I'll spare you my attempt at feigning surprise.

Update: So apparently that entire story was made up by a London paper. Great. Just when I thought I'd found something funny.

December 21, 2002


I finally got a couple pictures accepted to istockphoto. I added a link to my gallery over in the upper left.

Thanks to JD for introducing me to the site.

I'm Officially Hooked

I'm loving this show. I watched the first few episodes just to check it out, but after last week's episode (which I just watched today) I'm officially hooked. It's a really great show! It's so totally different from anything else on TV, especially anything on broadcast television. The only other show that is so completely different is Farscape, but SciFi is being stupid about that one so...

Anyway, I'm really loving Firefly!

I'm Lazy

So I'm lazy and I haven't made a personal wish list page with my own layout and everything. I did however make an Amazon wish list. If you're in a generous mood or just plain curious go check it out. I also stuck it over in my links on the left so it has a permanent home. If I ever get around to making my own wish list page, I'll link that to my own page instead of to Amazon. There are after all Think Geek wish lists to be made too!

Regretable? I think not.

I've been reading James Lileks blog for a while now and I finally got around to checking out the rest of the site. The Gallery of Regretable Food is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. I had to cover my mouth to keep from laughing out loud. Definately worth every click. And go buy his book while you're at it. I'm sure that's just as funny as the site is!

December 22, 2002


This has to be one of the scariest things I've ever seen. Beware, it has sound. The sound is worth it, just FYI so you don't have it blaring out of your cubicle.

Link from Allison

Control Room

One of the stations that I've been talking to has a webcam in their control room. Sa-weet! Yep, I'm a geek. I like looking at other people's control rooms! I get excited when Monday Night Football or the Emmys or any of those shows give us a shot of their control rooms.

Blatant Plug

I just have to plug my webhost for a second here. When I first set up my site I used Yahoo as my host/registrar. That was a mistake! I won't go into it but I decided within the first month and a half that I needed to switch hosts. So... I started searching for a new one. I came across vervehosting and have loved them!

Within the first few days I had some issues with getting my registration switched from Yahoo to my new host. I went on verve's help desk and had someone helping me within a few mintues. She helped me for a couple hours until we got it figured out. After my horrid experience with Yahoo's "help" desk I was delighted and quite surprised.

My newest issue has been with space. My site has been slowly expanding and I just realized yesterday that I'm very close to the limit. Logical solution? Go to the next package size! I couldn't find the right menu to do this so I sent an e-mail to the billing department. I put it as a low priority because, well... it is. Within 10 minutes I had an e-mail from them and they had upgraded my account. Yes, I said 10 minutes.

Maybe I just had such a nasty experience with Yahoo that I'm overly grateful. Maybe this is normal and I'm just easily impressed. But I'm impressed gosh darn it! So I'm telling everyone.

December 23, 2002

Take a Chill Pill

I'm just getting around to watching the Survivor finale. The deal at the end when the jury can ask questions of the two people... it is so ludicrous how upset these people get! If ANY one of those people were sitting on the other side they would have done the EXACT SAME THING!!!! It's a game. Every one of them says "It's just a game, we have to play the strategy of it." But the second they are voted off they get all high and mighty and worried about the integrity of those that are left. Can you say hypocrite?

OK, I'll stop ranting now. Watching those people be complete idiots just got me going.

Can You Say Bu-Bye Bill of Rights?

This guy can. It is really scary that this kind of stuff is starting to happen. I'm all for preventing terrorism, but if we start sacrificing rights, we lose what we're supposedly fighting to protect. We're supposed to be this amazing pillar of democracy, a place where everyone is free and opinions are valued instead of squashed. There's a little too much Big Brother/1984 happening right now, with a good dose of revising history thrown in. Remember in 1984 how they change the newspapers/pictures/archives to reflect the current policy? Guess what, it's happening. Don't let it.

Link from Lori

December 25, 2002

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas everyone! We just got home from the 11:00 candlelight service at church. Before that we had my mom's side of the family all at my parents house for Christmas. My little cousing Luke (he's 4 or 5) had lots of fun playing with my camera. I ended up with LOTS of pictures of feet, bodies without heads, the ceiling... some of them are pretty funny so I'll post those later. I took a bunch too and the best of those will be posted later too.

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyone since it's officially been Christmas for the past half an hour or so. Everyone enjoy yourselves!

December 26, 2002

Just a Quickie

Just a quick update before I get dressed and go to work...

Chris is insane. I've been watching him for the past hour or so and he's a crazy little gnome.

I had a WONDERFUL Christmas. Took tons of pictures, had tons of fun, ate tons of food. I've been working on sorting the 100+ pictures so I can crop, shrink, and upload them. I got lots of cool presents too. I'll post something longer later, but right now I really do have to go to work!

December 28, 2002

Things Shouted Across the Newsroom Tonight...

How do I super the pron?
*sung in falsetto* You are mean to me.
How long is your package?

How to Scare a Person

This scares the bejesus out of me. Just the idea that someone like that could be waiting outside the station is CREEPY!!! Not that they'd be after me, I'm always behind the camera, not in front of it. But the idea that someone could be that sick. Yeep! That's enough to make a girl want an escort to her car at night.

December 30, 2002


This is really twisted, but quite fun too! Give it a shot, my high score so far is 27.

December 31, 2002

Dead People & Money

I've thrown my hat into the Amish Tech Support Dead Pool ring. If you want to join you only have until the big ball drops in New York tonight.

In other news...
Last February a group of us at work jumped in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. If you live in one of those warm places that don't do Polar Plunges, here's a quick explaination. In the middle of the winter after a healthy amount of ice has formed over a local lake, people cut a large hole in the ice so the freezing cold water is acsessable (sp?). Crazy people then jump into it wearing very few clothes. It's VERY COLD!!!!! The worst part is actually the waiting to jump, not the jump itself.

Anyway, getting to the point. I'm planning to jump again this year and figured I'd use my blog to get donations. I don't have anything set up yet because I just had the idea today. I'll set up a page with a Paypal or Amazon (or both) donate button. If people actually donate I'll put links to contributors there too, and of course I'll have some links to Special Olympics stuff too.

I gotta go to work now! Drat.

Beware! Geek Ahead!

I'm rapidly approaching visitor number 2000 to my little corner of the internet. I'd say within another week I should hit 2000. I'm also working on switching to Moveable Type. Blogger has been great, but I think I'm ready for something with a little more tweakability. (Is that a word?) It's been slow going; I haven't had enough time to just sit and get it figured out, so I've been going in little spurts here and there when I have time. I'm making progress though!

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