Monthly Archives: September 2005

Peanut Gallery Poll

So here it is…all laid out for everyone to read. I’m done being single. Well not really because I still am single, but I’m mentally done with it. I don’t want to be single anymore. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. I know you’re saying so what are you gonna do about it. Just because you’re done doesn’t mean Mr. Whoever is going to drop out of the sky. I know that, silly. But I’m done just sitting around waiting for it to happen because I’m sorry but he’s not going to fall out of the sky. I’m not saying God can’t do that, but it’s not something I think he’s interested in doing. So what am I gonna do about it…that’s where y’all come in. For probably the last year or so, I’ve been constantly seeing those eharmony commercials. Usually it’s the same one over and over during the show that I’m watching, but after about 3,000 times of seeing it you start to wonder if God is trying to speak to you in some way or if their marketing department likes covering a lot of area. I’m considering (seriously) joining, but I thought I’d poll the readers of my blog. If you need to check them out before answering me, their URL is here:

What do you think about the program?
Pros/Cons?
Risks/Bonuses?
Things you like?
Things you don’t like?
Anything that sends up a red flag to you?
Anything that sends out a green light to you?

I’m ready…lay it on me. Whatcha got?

By the way, sitting in a pew at church and waiting for Mr. Whoever to come sit next to me is not an allowable answer to this poll. Basically, the traditionalist view of just sit and wait is not what I’m looking for here. I’m looking for honest to goodness answers about what you think of eharmony and not how you waited so long and Mr. or Miss Whoever eventually did come along. I’ve heard all that stuff. And yes it worked for you, but that’s not necessarily the way it will work for me.

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Wednesday Reflections

My bus ride now is a little bit longer, so I get to read more news stories on the way in to work. I’m looking for a new book to get in to, but I haven’t found it, yet. Maybe I’ll try re-starting Main Street (if I can find the box it was packed in). Anyway…every day I read stories that make me happy, make me sad, make me angry, make me cry (the good kind). Today was no exception.

1. Michael Eisner ends his tenure at the Walt Disney Company this Friday. I’d forgotten after all these months about his resignation and when it was to take affect. I know that Mr. Eisner hasn’t had the best relationship with the Disney Board, but I can’t think of any other entertainment executive in recent history who has had as much impact on the industry as Mr. Eisner. He took a small company of one movie studio and a couple of theme parks and turned it into the Disney Company we know today with theme parks around the world and additional studios including Touchstone Pictures and Miramax. He knows his “stuff” and knows how to deal with the changing technology that is apparent in today’s entertainment world. It saddens me that he was pretty much forced to resign in order to appease the Board, but it concerns me that his resignation will probably hurt the Disney Company more than help. Thanks for the memories Mr. Eisner. No matter what Walt Disney’s brother might say, I think you did a fantastic job and Mr. Disney would be proud with how you continued to prosper his “Wonderful World” that started with a mouse and simple wish upon a star.

2. Rod Smith…never heard of him until this morning. (Sorry, Carl, I don’t keep up with Bronco football as well as I apparently should.) But, Rod Smith tugged at my heart strings today. It’s taken him nearly 11 NFL seasons (12 if you count his first season on the practice squad) to do it, but he’s the first undrafted NFL player to reach 10,000 yards receiving. He was an underdog of magnificent proportions, but decided early on that it wasn’t going to get the best of him and refused to quit. He went to a small school (Missouri Southern State), but decided that that should not hold him back. He has had 1,000 plus yard seasons for 7 out of the his 11 seasons and averages 1 and 1/3 first downs on every reception. He’s played 154 games so far in his career, and fumbled a mere 12 times losing the ball only 5 of those times. Every team should be so lucky as to have a guy like this on their team not just for the talent but the inspiration. Even the hot-headed Keyshawn Johnson doesn’t boast stats as good as this (granted it’s only his 10th season, but still if he’s talkin’ that talk…). Rod Smith has been a starter since 1997 and none of his drafted teammates are complaining. He’s earned his spot. From the article on The Sporting News that I read, he’s quite the inspiration and one of the most vocal players in the locker room. I watch the draft every year and see guys who are exceptional players not get picked, so here’s hoping the next generation of Rod Smith’s will have as much determination and as much success if given the chance.

3. Of note, but not actually in the news. It’s cold today. YEA!!!!!!!!!!! Finally a STRONG sign of the season change!!

4. This was reported yesterday but I didn’t get a chance to say anything about it. Donald Trump and wife are pregnant with their first child, due in the spring. He’s 59 and she’s 35. More power to you, man.

Ok…back to fiscal year end stuff. 2 more days!

Fiscal Year End

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Ok…Sorry…just had to get that out. Please return to whatever you were doing.

Make Me Laugh

Every now and then I need to laugh. Ok so I’m one of those people that actually believes you should laugh (and really mean it) at least once a day. Tonight I’m having one of those on the verge of tears, why me again, when will it ever happen, I should have known better, way out of my league, etc. moments. And the words “Boys are stupid and have no idea how much they inadvertently hurt girls” keep running through my head. So, anyway…I need to laugh. Who wants to go first???

Lowest Gas Prices

Got this link from a co-worker, and thought I’d pass it along. It really is pretty accurate. You can type in your zip code and it will tell you where the cheapest gas is in your area. The pricing information will be below the map of the zip code are you enter. You can also scroll all the way to bottom of the page and see where the cheapest and highest gas prices are as well as the national average. I’m voting for a road trip to Edmond, OK.

Cheapest Gas

Finally! (UPDATED 9-22-05)

In case you were actually going to watch (hold all comments)…The band was unable to make the trip to Los Angeles to tape with Ellen and Jay Leno. Rumor has it that Jon has food poisoning, but bonjovi.com has not confirmed that. They have only confirmed that the band couldn’t make the trip.

Yes, that’s right…the two weeks (ok…so it’s really like a week and a half) you’ve been waiting for…BON JOVI WEEKS!!!

Monday (9/19): Big Screen Concert Series at United Artist Theatres (9pm)

Tuesday (9/20): Have A Nice Day Album Release (Standard and Dual Disc CDs available). This is the 9th Studio Album from the band.

Wednesday (9/21): The Oprah Winfrey Show

CANCELLED/POSTPONED–Thursday (9/22): The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (musical guest)

Friday (9/23): The Today Show Toyota Concert Series on the Plaza

CANCELLED/POSTPONED–Monday (9/26): The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Tuesday (9/27): The Early Show on CBS

And…if you missed the CMT Crossroads episode with Bon Jovi and the country group Sugarland (they perform a song with Bon Jovi on the new album) here are the repeat show times:

Thursday, September 22, 2005 3:30 PM ET/PT
Saturday, September 24, 2005 8:00 PM ET/PT
Sunday, September 25, 2005 6:30 PM ET/PT
Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:00 PM ET/PT

Hitting the Nail on the Head

So it’s driving me crazy that I don’t have the album, yet. That I have to wait until I get off work to go get it. So, naturally…to feed into that craziness, I’m reading the lyrics of the new songs on the Bon Jovi website. I tend to be one of those obscure song fans. My favorite songs are the ones that never made the charts because they were never released as singles. The one song on the album that the band probably added because they needed one more song. Those are usually my favorites…but they usually say just about everything I’m feeling. Although I haven’t heard the music to go with these words, I can already tell this is going to be my favorite song from Have A Nice Day…simply because I’m almost in tears reading it.

It’s called Welcome To Wherever You Are:

Maybe we’re all different but we’re still the same
We all got the blood of Eden running through our veins
I know sometimes it’s hard for you to see
You’re caught between just who you are and who you want to be

If you feel alone and lost and need a friend
Remember every new beginning is some beginning’s end

Welcome to wherever you are
This is your life; you made it this far
Welcome, you got to believe
That right here, right now
You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be
Welcome to wherever you are

When everybody’s in and you’re left out
And you feel you’re drowning in the shadow of a doubt
Everyone’s a miracle in their own way
Just listen to yourself, not what other people say

When it’s seems you’re lost, alone and feeling down
Remember everybody’s different; just take a look around

Welcome to wherever you are
This is your life; you made it this far
Welcome, you got to believe
Right here, right now
You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be

Be who you want to be
Be who you are
Everyone’s a hero
Everyone’s a star

When you want to give up and your heart’s about to break
Remember that you’re perfect; God makes no mistakes

Welcome to wherever you are
This is your life; you made it this far
Welcome, you got to believe
Right here, right now
You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be
And I say welcome…
I say welcome…
Welcome…

When Was The Last Time…

…Vanderbilt was 3-0…IN FOOTBALL!!!! Try 1956. GO DORES!!!

Fluke, Miracle, Sign of the “apocalypse”? You make the call.

I’m gonna go on record as saying the Rose Bowl will be Vanderbilt vs. Louisville. Ok…Ok…so I’m really tired and don’t honestly think that could happen, but I’m telling you I’m thoroughly impressed with Vanderbilt’s showing in football in general…but definitely in the SEC!!

How Did I Know This Was Coming?!?!

From People News:

Renée Zellweger & Kenny Chesney Split

Thursday Sep 15, 2005 4:00pm EST
Thursday Sep 15, 2005 11:30pm EST (updated)
Renee Zellweger, Kenny Chesney

CREDIT: CAROLYN SNELL

Four months after their beachside wedding, Renée Zellweger and country singer Kenny Chesney are having their marriage annulled, PEOPLE has learned.

Zellweger filed the papers Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing “fraud” as the reason for the split. The actress’s petition also asks the court not to award spousal support to Chesney.

No further details about the couple’s split were available, and there was no immediate comment from Zellweger’s camp on why she cited “fraud” as the reason. According to top Hollywood divorce attorney Sorrell Trope: “If fraud is checked that means a promise was made before the marriage, but the person who made it had no intention of keeping it. The promise has to pertain to the heart of the marriage.”

The couple were married May 9 in a sunset ceremony on St. John in the Virgin Islands before 35 close family and friends. It was the first marriage for both.

Zellweger, 36, and Chesney, 37, met at the Jan. 15 Concert of Hope tsunami relief benefit, where he sang and she took phone pledges.

The pair had a whirlwind romance. On April 29, just a few weeks before their wedding, the Cold Mountain Oscar winner surprised Chesney in Jacksonville, Fla. – bringing him a margarita onstage for his song “When the Sun Goes Down” (a tradition at his shows) and kissing him on the cheek. It was the first public hint of a romance between the two.

One of Chesney’s biggest hits is a song called “You Had Me From Hello,” a takeoff on the famous line “You had me at hello” from Zellweger’s breakout 1996 movie role opposite Tom Cruise, Jerry Maguire.<!—''—>

Making a House a Home

It’s done. I signed the lease. I got the keys. Now I just have to actually move. Tomorrow I get to call the utility companies and have them switch everything to my name. Thankfully, the landlady didn’t have them turned off, so I just have to have the name changed. Then I get to order cable and phone service. And then…I get to pay the bills for it all. YAHOO!!!

I have to say though. Leaving the house tonight after I’d signed the lease felt really good. It was mine (sort of). I can’t wait to have everything there and all settled in.

P.S. My landlady just found out that her niece has cancer that developed from a tumor in her leg, so if y’all wouldn’t mind praying for that situation when you say your prayers.