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created on 12/13/2008  |  http://fubar.com/stuff/b265394

Just thought I'd let you all know that, starting tomorrow (Monday the 13th) and running for the next 11 weeks (through Nov 22) I'm going to be taking a class that will hopefully help position me to get a better job (so I can have a little bit more money to waste on Fubar! LOL!).

I point this out because I honestly don't know how much this will cut into the free time I have for Fubar.  All I know at the moment is that, at the very least, I'll be out the 3 hours the class meets on Mondays and Thursdays, plus an hour driving time.  I don't know how much time I'll need to spend studying, but I will put studying over Fubar.  I will try my hardest to keep up with my daily rates for the PR group (for those of us who are still rating!), and to keep rating all my friends! :)

As we head into Memorial Day weekend this year, I thought I'd take the time to give some thoughts I have on the holiday.

It really is making me think of my grandfather, Walter this year.

When I trace our family tree, through Walter, back several generations, we get back to John (who I believe would be Walter's Great Grandfather, but there may be more or less Greats in there. LOL!).  I bring up John because he was a Civil War veteran, who was lucky enough to make it home.  For those who weren't so lucky, like John's brother, who died in the Andersonville prison in GA, a new holiday was created so that their graves would not be ignored (at that time, the dead were burried where they died, rather than returned home).  This holiday was known as Decoration Day, and eventually became known as Memorial Day.

Walter, who was born in 1920, was among the many that received draft notices after the bombing of Pearl Harbor began World War 2, and he was assigned to be a mechanic in the Army Air Corps. 

(As an asside regarding Pearl Harbor, Walter's then future brother in law, my Grandmother's brother Caroll, had a "near miss" with that incident.  When Caroll graduated high school in the late 1930s, a friend of his wanted to join the Navy, and wanted Caroll to join with him, so that they could be given the same assignment.  Caroll had other plans for after high school, and chose not to enlist.  His friend, who did enlist, was among those who were lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor.) 

Due to his relatively poor eyesight, Walter never served overseas.  Instead, he and others like him trained faithfully for the possibility that they could be called upon to serve.  While he was dissapointed to have not seen any combat, Walter was always proud to have done his part. 

On the 2004 Memorial Day, I had the pleasure to sit and watch the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns with Walter on television.  Even then, years later, his pride for having served was still clear, as was his sorrow for those who never returned home.

Sadly, that was Walter's last Memorial Day.

So, I ask you, this year, to remember all who have served and are no longer with us.  Those whose lives were lost in combat, and those who survived to return home, but are no longer with us.  God bless them all.

Hi Guys!

So, I see that there are many of us who are still rating every day, even though the group was officially ended.

Since I always worked from the list that SweetOne made for her stash, I know that I'm not rating everyone from the group.  So I thought that I would make this blog, and if you want to continue receiving daily rates from me, please leave a blog comment.  That way, I'll have a permenant list of people to keep rating!  And naturally, ratebacks are always appreciated!

And if some no good dirty non-PR members ended up here, I might just be willing to rate them too if they're nice about it! :)

Well, since there seems to be a football game coming up this weekend, I thought I'd take the time to give y'all some of my thoughts on the matter!

First of all, for those of you who don't know (and haven't looked through my photos, where I have sports team logos posted of my favorite teams), I am a New England Patriots fan.

So watching the way the Colts are tearing through the opposition is kind of painful to watch.  While I agree that Peyton Manning is a great QB, I also think he is a huge dork.  I would love nothing more to see the Colts get destroyed by the Saints.

The problem is that I don't think that it will happen.

The only games the Colts have lost this year are the games they didn't try to win.  Some will say that karma is going to come back and bite them for not trying in the last two regular season games, but I have to believe that it was the right thing for them to do.

If they had the added pressure of going for the undefeated season, I could belive that the Saints could pull off the upset, but I think that without that pressure, the Colts aren't going to lose.

My prediction? 38-28 Colts.

I'm still rooting for the Saints, but you can bet if I've got the score right I'll be bragging about it in my status as soon as I can! :P

Feel free to comment your own predictions.  If someone does nail the correct score, I'll be sure to give them the proper credit!

I'm probably not going to be around much on Monday.  Certainly not until late in the day, if at all.

I'm having a minor out-patient procedure done, middle of the day.  I'll be going home when it's done, but I don't know how drugged out I'll be.

I thought y'all might like to know, and I certainly would appreciate whatever prayers/well wishes/good thoughts anyone wanted to send my way!

Well, fingers crossed, the issue I was having with my computer is fixed!

Well, the one that was preventing me from seeing what was going on with the computer is fixed!

Seems that there was some type of error with the drivers for the graphics card (for those of you who care about such technical issues) that was preventing the computer from displaying anything at a screen resolution of more than 640 by 480 with a color level of 4 bits.   Things looked like crap.  Thankfully, after calling the local computer repair place, I was able to (hopefully) fix it without too much of a problem.

Of course that's only until the next problem comes up! :P

Hi all!

I'm afraid I'm probably going to be away from Fubar over the next day or so, at the very least.  I'm having some serious computer issues, and I don't know how long it'll take to get them resolved.  Please leave lots of love, and I'll be back as soon as I can get the issues fixed!!!

HI All!

I'm in a contest again!  Rhonda "Babygirl" aka Strawberry Kysses is running a "first to 2000 rates" contest on her page.  If I'm the first to 2000 rates, I win my choice of a cherry bomb, auto 11, or a VIP/bling pack combo!!!  So PLEASE give me a rate! :)

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And while you're at it, give Rhonda some love!  She's a real sweetheart!

Thanks for your help!

Hi All!

I've entered myself in DJ Wild's "Sexiest Men in Fu" contest, and I could really use everybody's help!

Let me know if you stop by and vote for me, and I'll be sure to drop by and give you some thank you rates! :)

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Saw this on MSN today.  What with my being a Virgo and all (My birthday's coming up in a month, 9/22!) I thought it would be fun to post!  Apparantly y'all should be sending me Tequila! LOL!

Virgo Fun Facts

 

With an acute attention to detail, Virgo is the sign in the Zodiac most dedicated to serving. Their deep sense of the humane leads them to caregiving like no other, and their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is missed. The Virgo is often gentle and delicate, preferring to step back and analyze before moving ahead.

 

Friends and Family

 

A Virgo is a helpful friend to have indeed. They are excellent at giving advice, and they really know how to problem-solve. You'll find that a Virgo will remind you to take good care of yourself as health is a focal point for them. And when the meal is done, they'll be the first to jump up and start the dishes. Loving and dedicated to family, the Virgo is also first on the scene when care is needed. When someone reaches old age or is ill, the Virgo will be there doing all that is needed. The Virgo is not known for showing feelings. They would prefer to show through deed than by word.

 

Career and Money

 

I analyze is the key phrase for the Virgo personality, while practicality is the keyword. Industrious, discriminating, and scientific by nature, the Virgo really knows how to get to the heart of the matter. They are exceptionally methodical and do well in jobs that require organization. If there's anything out of order, set a Virgo to the task!

 

When focused on a task, the Virgo will push it to perfection, leaving no stone unturned. They are exacting and take great pride in a job done to the absolute best of their ability. When they feel their talent falls short, they'll turn to the books to learn whatever they need to improve. Careers suited to this sign include being a doctor, nurse, psychologist, teacher, writer, and critic.

 

Virgos are excellent with their money. They generally keep a strict grasp on what they spend and strive to put away as much money as they can. They plan well in advance for expenditures, and when it comes to shopping, they aren't apt to overspend. Every now and then, the Virgo can be seen buying something of beauty, though. They love the arts and enjoy decorating their homes with taste.

 

Love and Sex

 

It's important for Virgo lovers to feel needed by their mates. Outside of the bedroom is where the majority of foreplay is going to happen for this sign. Tactile, methodical, and willing to take as long as is needed, they make excellent lovers. Even though the Virgo won't express many words of love, they will show their affections in the bedroom. Virgos prefer to have a few strong connections rather than many partners. Life partners are chosen based on how important and needed the Virgo feels they are in their lives. They are dedicated spouses that love to live on the wild side once in a while.

 

VIRGO TIDBITS

 

Health

Each sign has a part of the anatomy attached to it, making this the area of the body most sensitive to stimulation. The anatomical areas for Virgo are the intestines, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, lower plexus, and the upper bowel.

 

Ruling Planet

The ruling planet for Virgo is Mercury. Representing intellectual urges and the avenue of expression, this planet rules reason, rationalization, words, awareness, and communication. Its action is quick, and it also deals with travel, speaking, writing, trade, and emotional capacity and technique.

 

Colors

The colors of choice for Virgo are green, white, and dark brown.

 

Gemstone

Virgo's star stone is the sardonyx - the reddish brown variety. Jade is also lucky.

 

Lucky Numbers

Virgo's lucky numbers are 2, 5, and 7.

 

Compatibility

Virgos are most compatible with Capricorn and Taurus.

 

Opposite Sign

The opposite sign of Virgo is Pisces.

 

The Perfect Gift

Virgos are picky and hate others making a fuss. Take them out to eat at their favorite restaurant. Buy them some of their favorite spirits. Good-quality blue agave tequila is generally much admired. Virgo women cannot resist flowers.

 

Likes

Cleanliness, animals, healthy foods, books, nature

 

Dislikes

Taking center stage, rudeness, asking for help

 

House

Natural sign of the Sixth House. This house focuses on health, perfection, service given, skilled work, and pets.

 

Famous Virgos

Michael Jackson, Beyonce, LeAnn Rimes, Pink, Jada Pinkett Smith, Keanu Reeves, Tommy Lee Jones

 

Best travel destinations

Greece, West Indies, Uruguay, Paris, Boston, Heidelberg

 

Strengths

Practical, loyal, hardworking, analytical, kind

 

Weaknesses

Worry, shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play

 

Charismatic marks

A certain, reserved manner marks the classic Virgo. Virgos are generally medium to slight in build.

 

Best environment

Virgo is most at home in the company of animals and close to nature. Virgo likes power and enjoys being the sidekick or indispensable assistant.

 

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