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Apologies and Promises...

After an emotionally exhausting weekend, I've decided that I need to be on anti-depressants for the rest of my life and am committed to making a major change. I'm going to get my paperwork started at the sliding scale mental health clinic this morning, but have already tapped into my stash of Paxil to get things rolling.

My sincerest apologies to everyone that I've harmed with my depression through the years and especially those nearest and dearest to me. I never realized how many aspects of my life it has been affecting until now and what a burden I have been to those that love me. They say the best amends is living a good life so that's my new plan...that and redirecting the energy I've been using to fight my chemical imbalance into positive channels.

I'm really and truly hopeful for the first time in a long time and it doesn't feel like operating on blind faith either. :)

A Thanksgiving Funny For Y'all :)

Little Logan and his family were having Thanksgiving dinner at his grandmother's house. Everyone was seated round the table as the food was being served. When little Logan received his plate, he started eating right away.

"Logan, wait until we say our prayer," his mother reminded him.

"I don't need to," the little boy replied.

"Of course you do!" his mother insisted, "We say a prayer before eating at our house."

"That's at our house," Logan explained, "but this is Grandma's house, and she knows how to cook!"

Thanksgiving thoughts. :)

In honor of Thanksgiving, here are a few thoughts:

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
--Cynthia Ozick

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
--William Arthur Ward

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
--Erma Bombeck

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! :)

20 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level of Insanity :)

My mom-person forwarded this to me a while back and I'm just getting around to posting it. Hope this makes you guys smile! :)

20 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity.

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.

3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries with that.

4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It "In."

5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks. Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.

6. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write "For Smuggling Diamonds"

7. Finish All Your sentences with "In Accordance With The Prophecy."

8. Don't use any punctuation

9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk

10. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

11. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is "To Go.&…

Global Orgasms? Interesting...

I found this on Army of Mom's blog and definitely thought it worth sharing.

The theory is that if we can synchronize a global orgasm that it will create a feeling of world peace and therefore promote that end. I think the logic is solid and I love a good orgasm so I may have to participate just because I can. LOL!

Here's the article for your reading enjoyment.

And here's the official site.

Fascinating...

Time For Another Jen Update! :)

Good morning, darlings! I'll bet you're wondering what we've been up to since we got home from N'Awlins...let's see if I can recap it for your reading enjoyment. :)

I've been working, but not as hard or as much, which is a blessing. They tell me this is the slow time of year which means that I'm probably going to be wildly out of control come January. I've got plenty to keep me busy right now though. I'm starting to feel a flow in my work load with things closing and new things coming up so hopefully I can start getting regular paychecks from here forward. It would be *very* nice to get out of debt and get some money back into our savings account! :)

We got a new manager at my job and we all had to go meet her last week. She seems nice, is definitely sales-oriented, and the other manager likes her so that's good news. I'm hoping that this company can continue to improve their internal systems and their compensation so that I'll be motivate…

Has Anyone Ever Heard of "Dusting"?

I got this in my inbox and it's verified with Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/dustoff.asp. This is some scary shit right here...

First, I’m going to tell you a little about me and my family. My name is Jeff. I am a Police Officer for a city which is know nationwide for it’s crime rate. We have a lot of gangs and drugs. At one point we were #2 in the nation in homicides per capital. I also have a police K-9 named Thor. He was certified in drugs and general duty. He lives with us now and I still train with him because he likes it. I always liked the fact that there was no way to bring drugs into my house. Thor wouldn’t allow it; he would tell on you. The reason I say this is so you understand that I know about drugs.

I have taught in schools about drugs. My wife asks all our kids at least once a week if they used any drugs & makes them promise they won’t.

I like building computers occasionally and started building a new one in February 2005. I also was work…

New Passport Rules for "Local" Travel

New Passport Rules: A Driver's License Won't Do

In a post-Sept. 11 world U.S. citizens are constantly reminded that the global climate has changed, and the business of borders—even among North American neighbors—is getting more serious.

By AP Editors

If you're thinking of flying or taking a cruise in 2007 that will include destinations in Canada, the Caribbean or Mexico, you should plan to get a passport this fall.

Under new government regulations, by Dec. 31, travelers to and from the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada—plus Bermuda and Panama—will be required to have a passport to enter or re-enter the United States.

A year later, on Dec. 31, 2007, the requirement will be extended to all land-based border crossings as well.

This is a change from prior travel requirements under which you could go to Canada, Mexico or most Caribbean countries and re-enter the U.S. with a driver's license and birth certificate.

To find out how to get a passport, visit the State Department's trave…

Halloween Questionnaire

Hey everyone! A very good friend of mine is working on a new Halloween-themed screenplay and is looking for contributions from anyone and everyone of all ages. If you'd like to participate, answer the following questions as thoroughly as possible and email your answers back to jon@highlandmyst.com with the subject line of "Re:Happy Halloween and Some Questions". Feel free to repost this and pass it around as he's looking for lots of input. Thanks in advance for helping out! :)

1. Your age (or age range)?
2. Your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
3. A favorite memory or funny story from Halloween as a kid?
4. Your favorite Halloween costume as a teenager?
5. A favorite memory or funny story from Halloween as a teenager?
6. Your favorite Halloween costume as an adult?
7. A favorite memory or funny story from Halloween as an adult?
8. Favorite Halloween decoration(s)?

Goth Decor :)

Here's a link that Kurt was sweet enough to send along to me. It's supposed to be a Halloween decoration but I personally would use them all year long...had to share. :)

Body Bag Bean Bags!

Drinking Humor :)

In honor of all the drinking we did in N'Awlins, here's some alcohol humor for y'all...

Five Levels of Hangovers

One Star Hangover (*)

No pain. No real feeling of illness. You're able to function relatively well. However, you are still parched. You can drink 5 cokes and still feel this way. For some reason, you are craving a steak & fries.

Two Star Hangover (**)

No pain, but something is definitely amiss. You may look okay, but you have the mental capacity of a staple gun. The coffee you are chugging is only increasing your rumbling gut, which is still tossing around the fruity pancake from the 3:00 AM Waffle House excursion. There is some definite havoc being wreaked upon your bowels.

Three Star Hangover (***)

Slight headache. Stomach feels crappy. You are definitely not productive. Anytime a girl walks by you gag because her perfume reminds you of the flavored schnapps shots your alcoholic friends dared you to drink. Life would be better right now if you were home in yo…

N'Awlins...The Recap :)

Yes, children, I'm aware of how long it's been since I did a blog post. I have a good excuse though...we celebrated our anniversary locally and then left town for a long weekend to NOLA to *really* celebrate it. Since we've been home, I've been running to make up for lost time at work. :)

We drove this trip which turned out to be quite an adventure getting out of town. My "check engine" light had been on for a while but we had no money to do anything about it so I've been driving the baby car for a couple of months like that. I took it to my regular mechanic who ran the diagnostic and found out that it had something to do with the computer "brain" of my car and only the dealership could fix it. So last Wednesday morning I had my car into the dealership at 7am (yikes!) to try and get it corrected before we left town. They finally got around to my car in the afternoon (don't get me started on why I hate dealerships and why I never use them if I…

Everyone don't forget to VOTE today!!

Here's a repost from Kinky's myspace bulletin...

Friends and neighbors, we're down to the last hours and minutes of the campaign. Everything we have worked so hard for for nearly 2 years comes down to this: if the voters turn out in force, Kinky Friedman will be our next governor! Get out and VOTE!

This isn't going to be easy, but we can do it! We're not going to waltz to victory; we need to claw and scratch and fight for every single vote.

If you have already voted, thank you! You've taken the most important step in electing Kinky, but there's still more you can do.

Encourage everyone you know to get out and vote for Kinky on Tuesday. Offer to take someone to the polls who may not be able to get there on their own. Come by Austin HQ at 701 E. Ben White Blvd. and make some calls Monday or Tuesday between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM. If you can't make it to HQ, call us at (512) 326-5465, and we'll set you up with some phone numbers to call on your own! You'…