Showing posts from August, 2007

Photo Friday: Insignificant


Today's Route

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I'm Baaaaack!

Okies I am in Redding, getting ready to check out of the hotel (wonderful night's sleep BTW) and then I am headed to Lancaster to see my mom and sis and get my cheesecake (I BETTER still have cheesecake) and then to Downey. And depending on the time, I may or may not make it to Vegas tonight to spend some fun time with the kids (a few days) before we all face the reality of work, school, and etc. Call me on the road!!! And yes, I am getting a later start than I had planned. But hey, I needed the sleep. -- Annette Sargent "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." -Robert A. Heinlein

On the road again

View Larger Map This is my proposed route. It will probably take me longer than the proposed 15 hours because I have a 7.5 month old puppy who has been crated all week and will need leg breaks as often as I. Also, I know I can't drive more than 8 hours and I am leaving OR ... um, yeah, that's still up in the air. I'll try to blog the interesting things I come across at rest stops ... but pray for my safety and etc. I REALLY wanted to take the coast route, but it's getting down to the wire and expediency is more important. I'll post if I change my my mind. Here's the alternative route .. sort of. I need to get a real map of CA View Larger Map And once I get to CA, then I am driving the next day to Vegas to get the kids. Maybe I should leave tonight. 6 hours to Redding, so sayeth the map. On this trip I can be reached at WONDERMOM @ and the important people have my cell number. Please, call and keep me awake! MWAH!! See all you Cali peeps soon!! Love,


Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it. They're touching words from the mouth of babes . . . A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think: "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca- age 8 "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4 "Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other." Karl - age 5 "Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs." Chrissy - age 6 "

Installing Love

Installing Love   Technical Support:   Yes, ... How can I help you? Customer:     Well , after much consideration, I've decided to install Love. Can you guide me through the process? Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed? Customer:         Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready. What do I do first? Tech Support:   The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart? Customer:         Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running? Tech Support: What programs are running ? Customer:         Let's see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now. Tech Support:   No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer   disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Est

Tatoo Remover

Some Humor for this week

Fireman Sex A FIREMAN came home from work one day and told his wife, "You know, we have a wonderful system at the fire station: BELL 1 rings and we all put on our jackets,BELL 2 rings and we all slide down the pole, BELL 3 rings and we're on the fire truck ready to go."From now on when I say BELL 1 I want you to strip naked. When I say BELL 2 I want you to jump in bed. And when I say BELL 3 we are going to make love all night. The next night he came home from work and yelled "BELL 1!" The wife promptly took all her clothes off. When he yelled "BELL 2!" the wife jumped into bed. When he yelled "BELL 3!" they began making love. After a few minutes the wife yelled "BELL 4!" "What the hell is BELL 4?" asked the husband? "ROLL OUT MORE HOSE," she replied "YOU'RE NOWHERE NEAR THE FIRE." 75th Wedding Anniversary A couple was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. Their domestic tra


OK, I hate to ask ... but I need help. And lots of it ! I knew that we had a lot of stuff, but we have a LOT of stuff. And I don't see how I can get it all done in the next two days. I'm not that fast of a packer and I am starting to feel especially overwhelmed. And on a side note ... anyone have a pickup truck? I need to take a load to the dump and we didn't get a dumpster. -- Annette Sargent "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."  -Robert A. Heinlein

pass this on

Today is International Disturbed People's Day Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend... just as I've done. I don't care if you lick windows, take the special bus or occasionally pee Yourself... You hang in there sunshine, you're frigging special to me.

Miss the Airshow but meet the Blues Crew

Ok, so my phone doesn't have flash but Tim and I went to IHOP in Hillsboro for breakfast and guess who walked in???? I could so be a Blues groupie :) Tim started teasing me, asking if I was drooling yet. I wasn't, but it got to the point of me looking at them that Tim said he was going to ask for their picture and autograph for me. So I went. These guys are so cool. The girls on the team were sitting in another area of the restaurant unfortunately.

Photo Friday : Oddity

Someone decided to add bubbles to a local waterfountain. My son actually took this photo.


220 people lose jobs at Dell Inc. call center Roseburg - The layoffs are grim news for Douglas County, which has the state's 2nd-highest jobless rate Friday, August 03, 2007 MIKE ROGOWAY The Oregonian Staff Computing giant Dell Inc. abruptly closed its Roseburg call center Thursday morning, putting more than 200 people out of work and dealing a major economic setback to tiny Douglas County, which already had the state's second-highest jobless rate. Dell, which has operated in a converted Albertsons grocery for the past five years, laid off its entire Roseburg staff at 10 a.m. Thursday. In the face of declining profits and shrinking market share, the Texas-based company had said in May that it would cut its global work force by 10 percent over 12 months. "The Roseburg closing is part of a series of changes we're making worldwide," said David Frink, a Dell spokesman. Still, Thursday's job cuts took Douglas County by surprise. "It's a pretty d

Shoulder-tapped - 2

Confirmed: Because of a change in policy regarding time off, I am on the list to leave the 24th :( This bites. Well, at least it's not because of my stats. -- Annette Sargent "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."  -Robert A. Heinlein


As of last Thursday, I was looking at staying here in OR till the end of the first week in October. As of today, I will have a job most likely until the 24th of August. Thus is the way of outsourcing. Or I could be out by the 18th. I really want to stay till the 24th, the extra little check will be helpful. Or, I can tell my manager that I am not volunteering and stay ... indefinitely. The powers that be keep changing the date our team shuts down. And it was supposed to be the whole team going, not in spurts like what will be happening this month. It sucks. I like my team and my work. But if I leave the 24th I can get the kids back on a school schedule and have a week or so to transition myself back into family life. *sigh* I think I will want a couple of weekends off to do my own thing. To be able to re-charge has become increasingly necessary for me now that I see that I need it. -- Annette Sargent "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get