Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Goodbye J-land

I guess this will be my last entry here.  I don't know if I will continue to do a blog or not.  I'm glad I made the decision to end Dear Ally a couple of days ago . . . at least that journal will go away on my terms.
It is sad, as Donna pointed out, that the powers at be knew nearly two months ago that this was going to happen and thought so lowly of us that they didn't want to let us know.  I just got an email about an hour ago from AOL informing me.  I found out from the many journals I visited tonight.
Looks like, as I commented on Donna's journal, that Halloween will be the end of J-land.  Certainly no treat for us but only a trick.  I believe that tonight was the unofficial end of J-land as we know it.  Many have flocked to blogger already and Jimmy did that long ago when the ads appeared.  He is a step ahead of all us newbies. 
If I don't choose to move I will try and visit you all.  I love the relationships and friends that I have made here and value them dearly.  I suspect there will be very little new entries here from anyone from here on out . . . after all who wants to invest into something that has been given the death penalty? 
I hope you will all have happy hump days tomorrow and I want to leave you with this . . . change is good sometimes.  Change is bound to happen many times in your life.  This won't be the first time you will be upset at someone not will it be the last.  Things may not go the way we want them too but as smart human beings we learn to adapt and build on perfection and make it better.  I suspect that the new J-land at Blogger or wherever else is bound to be better than here.  It may take time but I think in the end you will all wonder why you didn't do it sooner and that you are even more happy and will thank AOL for giving you that little push like a momma bird to their chick.  Luv ya!  TTFN

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Autumn in the Air

The weather is pretty nice here.  Low to mid 80's for the beginning of Autumn.  I wish I could say Fall was in the air but Summer hangs on here a little longer.  The last three months of the year is my favorite time of the year.
Today is a sports fans Potpourri of excitement.  There is Ryder Cup golf, of course the Nascar race, many professional football games, I know Valerie will be rooting for her Cowboys tonight, and of course baseball.
I will be headed on over in a couple of hours to dad and mom's for the weekly BBQ /party.  That always makes for a relaxing day.  Oh yeah, the NHRA is on today, Go Ashley!  Then tonight if anyone is interested the Emmy Awards will be on.  Wheww!  I'm tired just reporting about all of this LOL.  I just got up and my cup of Joe is trying to wake me but hasn't yet.
I hope you will all have very Happy Sundays!  Luv ya!  TTFN
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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Game Day and Prayers Going Out

Hi everyone!  Today's the day of the big football game.  Can't wait to be there.  USC will defeat those Buckeyes for Ohio St.  This is like the biggest regular season game I can remember going to.  I'm so excited.
Anyway.  I am also very saddened this morning.  Yesterday afternoon a local Metrolink train, a passenger commuter train here in Southern California, collided head on with a freight train here in the San Fernando Valley and there have been 18 total deaths confirmed at this point, including an off duty LAPD officer. 
It was really a somber scene as they brought the officer's body out and a line of fire fighters and police officers were saluting.  This is the worst train disaster in Los Angeles history.  My thought and prayers go out to the victims and the families.
Also, my thoughts and prayers go out to the people in Texas, specifically Galveston and Houston as Hurricane Ike came ashore last night causing lots of damage and flooding.  I hope there aren't too many deaths associated with this storm.
Enough with all the somber stuff.  It can be very depressing can it not.  I do hope that you will all have a safe and happy weekend.  I do love and appreciate everyone in my life and that certainly includes you, all of my special online friends.  Luv ya!  TTFN

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I don't have many profound things to say on this day.  This is a day of Remembrance for those souls that lost their lives to attacks seven years ago.  I did not know anyone personally that died that day, but I did share the shock and the horror along with the rest of you.  I had just turned 21 a month or so before this horrible day and very innocent and naive still.
Hatred can be a very strong thing, but love will always be victorious over such negative ways of thinking and action.  I just wish this country had remained united like we were in the days following this horrible act.
I will never forget watching every second of coverage I could stand to see, flipping from one network to the next to find out if someone had something new to report.  The uncertainty of what would or could happen next kept us all fearful and on guard for quite sometime following.  Every day for months and months we had to be told that we were at an Red, Orange or Yellow state of alert.  Never in my lifetime did I expect to be living in a world where people wanted to kill innocent people in a warped sense of duty. 
Israel knew exactly how we felt that day.  They have endured this for over half of a century.  Life is precious.  Life is short.  Life should never be taken for granted.  As we look forward to the future we can never let go of the past or we have learned nothing.  History will repeat itself if we don't stay conscientious of the world around us.
Have a happy weekend everyone.  Luv ya!
Thanks to Emmi for the wonderful graphic.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

For Me, It's an "A"

10 "A"s
I got this from Sharon @   Coastal Comfort
Try this one on for size:

List 10 things about yourself that begin with the first letter of your name.

1.  Allegoric

2.  Able

3.  Alumnus

4.  Active

5.  Adaptable

6.  Ambitious

7.  Affable

8.  Affectionate

9.  Analytical

10.  Amigo

Hope you will play along too.  Have a happy week.  Luv ya!

You Are Kidnapping
You love to be in control. You are incredibly dominant.
A part of you even likes to make people suffer. It's all about power!

You love to take risks, especially if the potential payoff is huge.
But you wouldn't be in crime only for the money. You're twisted enough to just enjoy screwing with people.
I don't consider myself dominant at all but this silly blogthings survey says I am.  Can you imagine me making someone suffer and in it just for the money?  I can't wait to hear what you all are capable of.  LOL

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Weekend Again


Hi everyone!  Well, here we are, another weekend is here.  Don't have any exciting plans like last weekend or next so here I sit.  LOL  Not that J-land isn't exciting.
My dad's weekly Nascar bbq was postponed until tomorrow from tonight because of the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hanna back East.  They postponed the two races until tomorrow, and couple that with all the football games it will be a sports frenzy tomorrow.  I am just hopin' that Kasey Kahne gets his cute little butt into the chase.
Nothing out of the ordinary happened this week.  Pretty much uneventful from a working point of view.  It was a short week, only four days due to the holiday last Monday.  Can you believe that Thursday marks the seventh anniversary of 9/11?  It seems like it was just yesterday that I was glued to my TV for days it seemed in total disbelief.  This country has been through a lot since then hasn't it?  I'm not going to get into politics, I don't feel like turning my happy mood into a sour one. LOL
I'm hoping to see Heather and Val today.  Shopping and a movie and lunch would be nice.  I don't want to be couped up all day. 
Here is my love horoscope for the day . . .

For the Week of Sep 1st, 2008 -- OK, so you may be a little grumpy or feeling unappreciated on Friday. That can change quickly on Saturday when the Moon in adventurous and risk-taking Sagittarius enters your 5th House of Romance. You definitely need to play right now without thinking about the past or worrying about the future.

I am not sure who this Sanitarians is but I do know some Capricorns . . . is that close enough?  LOL  This little chickie needs some romance right about now and lazy ass Rene is sleeping still.  I could go in and wake him up in a special way.  Do you think I should?  Hehehe

I hope you will all have extra special weekends.  Smile and be happy always.  Luv ya!  TTFN

Your Social Anxiety Level: 12%
You have low social anxiety.
You don't have any social anxiety. In fact, you love being social.
You're well adjusted and likely quite outgoing. Your social skills put others at ease.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Weekend

Hi Everyone!  Hope you all had wonderful holiday weekends.  Mine was great if I do say so!
Me and my mom and dad and friend Valerie spent the weekend going to Nascar races at the Auto Club speedway in Fontana.  It's about an  hour or less from where I live in Burbank.
Although the race on Sunday wasn't the best we had an awesome time.  Valerie had never been to a race but it seems she is won over.  She says she is a Jimmie Johnson fan now after his win.  I couldn't convince her that Kasey Kahne is the one she needs to love like me. LOL  I think we both got a little tipsy drinking mojitos and such.  We didn't take Rene this time cause he just doesn't like the races, he's a football dude.  Valerie was a hit with several of the guys around us.  I sure wish I had her looks, she is so cute and I think a couple of them, and they were actually nice looking men, gave her their phone numbers.
I want to send a shout out for USC clobbering Virginia on Saturday 52-7.  Next up is Ohio St. on the 13th and we will all be going, me, Heather, Val, and Heather's family.  Heather flew to Virginia for the game this past Saturday and she said it was so hot and humid there she almost melted completely.
The weekend was capped off by a nice family BBQ yesterday with these wonderful T-Bone steaks, corn on the cob, and some wonderful baked beans.  I think I just made myself hungry again.  LOL
I hope you all have wonderful weeks and always keep a smile on your face.  Luv ya!  TTFN
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