Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Voting issues

BIG SCREW-UP!

How many of you heard about the "missing" ballot mess in Denver County? Here's the news story from the local NBC affiliate KUSA. Brief recap... Sequoia Voting Systems in California supposedly had printed AND MAILED 21,000 ballots on or about Oct 16. Come to find out the mail facility only received about 10,000 and the other 11,000 were never printed! It was finally discovered on Friday, Oct 24. This was after those poor souls @ the election office had to listen to phone call after phone call from citizens that had not yet received their ballots. I was one of them. I was asked to wait until Monday, Oct 28 and if I didn't have my ballot by then I should call back and request another be sent.

Well, when I heard about this "mistake" I decided to wait until today, Oct 29, to see if my ballot arrived. And arrive it did. So here I am, 3+ weeks after I requested the ballot; 2+ weeks after the date it was supposedly mailed; and 6 days from election day just now beginning to fill in my ballot. When I submitted my ballot request @ the beginning of the month, which was immediately acknowledged, I expected to have had it mailed back AT LEAST a week ago if not earlier than that. Thank goodness I have thoroughly reviewed the sample ballot and had a lively debate with my friend over the amendments and referendums. I should be able to just zip through the ballot and have it in the mail tomorrow or Friday.

It's been frustrating and I wasn't looking forward to going to a poling place to have to do my voting, but I would have done it. I would have felt guilty not voting.

Regardless of which candidate/party you're favoring, if you haven't already done so,

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU GET OUT AND
VOTE!!!

It is our right and privilege as US Citizens and it should not be neglected or ignored.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween is coming

Halloween isn't until Friday but the local merchants had early trick or treating for the kids this past Saturday.

He kepting telling (Mom) that "trick or treat is cool!!!"



Here's Thomas the Train getting ready to go trick or treating "downtown."



According to Mom, the kitty was told "Sorry Frankie. I can't play right now. I have to go trick or treating."



All smiles and ready to go for the loot.



Got a sucker. Let's move on.



Mr. Cool ready for more.



Enjoyin' this sucker.

Have fun everyone and be safe!


















Thursday, October 23, 2008

List Your Self - Listmaking as the Way to Self-Discovery

Several years ago I purchased a book that I thought sounded extremely interesting. It is called LIST YOUR SELF - LISTMAKING AS THE WAY TO SELF-DISCOVERY. It is written by Ilene Segalove and Paul Bob Velick and published by Andrews and McMeel. I want to give credit to all responsible for this book, so I am not taking any credit for any of this. I only want to share. If you're interested in owning the book, it can be purchased on AMAZON.COM for only $10.17. I'm sure you could probably find it at local chain-bookstores.

This is not the type of book you sit down and read. This is a book which you create as you go throught it. It is truly intriguing. I filled in some pages and then put it away when I moved around and forgot about it. I came across it the other day and thought it would be fun to share it here.

The first chapter of the book is HOW TO USE THIS BOOK. One topic is THREE WAYS TO BEGIN:
  1. FLIP THROUGH THE CHAPTERS. WHEN A LIST IDEA POPS OUT, GO THERE. CHOOSE THREE TO SEVEN TOPICS THIS WAY AND START LISTING. OR ...
  2. ATTACH AT RANDOM, SKIPPING HERE AND THERE. THEN MAKE YOUR OWN COMPOSITE. OR...
  3. START FROM PAGE ONE AND MOVE SEQUENTIALLY THROUGH. THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH ORDER.

Write the answers in the book slowly, honestly. Keep it personal, confidential, and always write whatever comes to mind first. Try not to get stuck in your head.

Based on some of the lists the authors have created, this is the kind of book you should carry with you.

WHEN TO USE THIS BOOK:

  1. On your travels
  2. Big birthdays
  3. Upon Waking
  4. During career moves
  5. At the outset of marriage
  6. When you are troubled
  7. At parties
  8. Standing in long lines
  9. When you are overwhelmed
  10. When you feel stuck
  11. When you forget your purpose in life
  12. Before bed

The chapters cover different aspects of our lives:

  1. Yourself
  2. Daily Life
  3. Business
  4. Change
  5. Culture
  6. Men and Women
  7. Greater Truths
  8. Health
  9. Growing Up
  10. Suddenly

What I would like to do is share some of these list ideas with you from time-to-time.

So, to start, here is the first one:

Under the topic of YOURSELF - LIST THE PLACES YOU GO IN YOUR MIND WHEN YOU WANT SOME PEACE AND QUIET.

These answers are for you, but if you want to share, feel free to leave your ideas in the comments.

I hope you enjoy this.

Help Donate Mammograms

I'm sure many of you have seen the email going around about clicking on the Breast Cancer Site to help donate a mammogram. Below is the text of this message. If you want to, please feel free to copy this text and send it to your friends. You can also come back to this blog and click on the link that I have just added in the upper left corner of the home page.

Also, if you would like to add this same link to your blog page, I can help you with that or you can get the information after you click on the CLICK HERE TO GIVE - IT'S FREE button. In the upper left corner there is a link that says LINK TO US. Click on that and that will give you the coding you need to add it to your page.


A favor to ask, it only takes a minute....Please tell ten friends to tell ten today!

The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota (45,000 clicks) of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on 'donating a mammogram' for free (pink window).

This doesn't cost you a thing and you don't have to give any information. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammograms in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

AGAIN , PLEASE TELL 10 FRIENDS TO TELL 10 FRIENDS!


The Breast Cancer Site

Monday, October 13, 2008

Twintle Twintle Wittle Star...

With a little bit of a cold and a segue to ABC...


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