Sunday, September 27, 2009
Which of course is synonymous with stealing.
My sister doesn't know a whole lot about wireless only because she has many other more important things on her mind and so I explained how it works. I told her many places offer a free wireless but that generally, it's posted and that I was pretty sure that she didn't have free wireless in her complex (she would know if they did).
My sister, always wanting to be on the up and up, did not take the Rep up on his offer to sell her the USB for $39.99. She didn't want to do anything illegal or unethical.
In the meantime, it makes me wonder how many times this rep has done this.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Lately I've been consumed with much thought related to turning forty soon. I often ask myself "what do I have to show for forty years on this earth?" because I always thought that by now I would have achieved a lot more by this time in my life. I always held this belief that my achievement had to be larger than life. It had to stand out for all the world to see. It didn't have anything to do with money or notoriety either, it was much more than that. I couldn't come to terms with what it really was all about until now.
What it comes down to is this:
I want to know that I am making a difference in the lives of others, that the things I do in my everyday life help and inspire others. I'd like to think that someday when I am dead and gone, there will be people left behind who can say that I changed their lives for the better. And maybe just maybe, these people will in turn do the same for others.
Mom reminded me tonight that the things we do in our everyday lives can have a great impact on others and we never even realize it. For so long I've thought that I had to make a giant impact, when all along, it was happening before my eyes in small, sometimes tiny, increments. I was so blinded by the big picture, I didn't stop to see the details.
I'll share this secret with you. At heart I truly believe in the kindness of the human spirit and that each person, as an individual, has the power to change the world for the better.
That's the kind of person I want to be.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Washington, 186 .
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that "all men are created equal"
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who died here, that the nation might live. This we may, in all propriety do. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow, this ground-- The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here.
It is rather for us, the living,
to stand here, we here be dedica-ted to the great task remaining before us -- that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
First there's election fraud, now we've got them busted on camera in Baltimore, DC and New York.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
I'm living at my mom's house and my grandmother up in Georgia was very ill, near death. My sister was going through a bunch of old photo albums that belonged to our grandmother and taking out pictures we wanted. I don't know what started the argument but my sister said or did something that set me off, it angered me so bad I refused to ever speak to her again. And I said that I was leaving, and was attempting to get a hold of my best friend (IRL) Deb to see if I could stay at her house. Vin was in the dream, I think I told him I was leaving and he was welcome to come with me. I was REALLY angry at my sister. And I was hell bent on getting out of that house that night. Also, I was not only angry at her but my mother as well. I refused to have anything to do with either one of them. All I could think about was getting out of that house and finding a place to stay, hopefull with Deb.
Saturday, September 05, 2009
I'm going to be 40 soon and I am tired of feeling like a transient in life. I'm tired of not knowing where I'll be or what I'll be doing even though I've beeen in the same place for so long. There's so much more I am capable of doing and I don't know what it is.
The dreams I've been having for years must have something to do with it. The dreams always involve cars. There must be a reason. Or maybe not. Maybe it just is what it is. I can guarantee you when I go to sleep tonight and dream there will be a car involved somewhere.
I think if I can do some volunteer work it might help sort things out. It's just a little confusing. I've got to volunteer though. We donate to charitable causes as much as possible but I feel like we should do more. For me, maybe volunteering will help me figure out the meaning of my life.
Now is not the time to be having this crisis because I've got a lot to do at work and lots of studying, I've got my life at home to manage. I need to be focused and not