Showing posts from May, 2007

Peace events on Monday...Arlington and Denton

Hey everyone, there are two events going on tomorrow that I thought my Arlington and Denton peeps would want to know about. Since we're without wheels I won't be able to make either of these events, fyi.

Peacemaker Picnic in Arlington

In keeping with the idea of "Creating a Culture of Peace" the theme in Arlington for Memorial Day May 28, 2007, will be "Building a Culture of Peace in Arlington - Peacemaker Potluck Picnic." The event will address the question, what would a culture of peace look like in Arlington and around the world?

To express our oneness through a diversity of food is the theme of the picnic. What better fundamental truth about survival than to recognize we all must eat; and by recognizing we all must eat, we become more aware of our oneness.

Not just food for nourishment, but food for thought, too. Bring a poem about peace, a song to sing. And speaking of song and poem, we will also have Dances of Universal Peace.

When: Monday May 28, 5pm

News From the World of Jen :)

Happy Sunday, boys and girls! It's been an incredibly stressful few weeks so let me tell you what's been up...

I've had big personal drama for four weeks running now, it all started with a phone call from My Sissy almost a month ago. Let me give you some back story on this one. My BIL is an alcoholic and has been for as long as we've known him. He and My Sissy used to live in town and have friends but they bought some acreage in Alvarado several years back. Ever since they moved to the country, he's gotten more and more withdrawn and has apparently escalated his drinking. Last February I had a call from My Sissy that BIL was going to take a vacation to stay home and quit drinking. Thankfully I was 11 years in AA and know what type of withdrawal symptoms can happen with alcohol so I was able to warn her. She did a bunch of internet research and unfortunately the most extreme symptoms came true, so we ended up having to take him to the ER and he detoxed in ICU. He res…

Anyone want a pet rat??

Hey guys, please repost this and help us out.

We bought a rat several weeks ago as snake food, but Baby was shedding and not hungry. Having never housed a rat before, I accidentally overfed it and now it's too big for her to eat. It's cute and sweet and I can't bring myself to kill it. It's also been into the snake tank twice so I kinda feel sorry for it now. Can anyone please give this animal a good home? You'll need to have (or get) your own tank and setup because we still need a place to house Baby's food.

Please let me know if you're interested or if you know anyone that's interested!!

Don't forget to vote today!

Today is the day to make your voice heard on local politics. Don't let the opportunity to make a difference today!!!

Here's a list of voting locations in the Dallas area:

It's amazing how much has changed in Deep Ellum...

Reading this article from 2001 makes me sad when I look at the neighborhood now. Please, everyone, get involved, go to Deep Ellum as often as possible and support the businesses that are still operating before it's too late!!!

Want to go to a free movie in Lewisville? :)

There is a new Studio Movie Grill in Lewisville and you can get a free admission if you go before May 17. Here's the link with the coupon:

Have You Guys Missed Me?

I got to looking back and realized that it's been months since I did any sort of update post. I think it falls under the category of "if you don't have something nice to say, keep your damned mouth shut!" LOL! Also, I've been spending so many hours working on the computer that the thought of trying to do something personal in this chair in this office seemed not unlike one of the levels of hell.

You might have guessed that I haven't exactly been okay the last few months so let me fill you in. I had business starting to roll and made a very serious rookie mistake: I put too many eggs into too few baskets. Of course, it all blew up on me and by the time I realized that I didn't have anything new coming in, it was too late. I've spent the last few months reorganizing my selling strategy, trying not to be depressed, and watching the bills pile up with no income coming in. I finally had a closing in April and the paycheck was long spent by the time it came …

Who Supports Hate??

The religious right's leaders are at it again, hiding behind religious claims to push an agenda of hate and bigotry. Their latest target is the hate crimes legislation recently passed in the House which would provide expanded protections for gay and lesbian victims of hate crimes.

They say the bill is an attack on religion, which begs the question: does the religious right truly believe that hate speech is an integral component of their faith?

I've just sent a letter to James Dobson, Tony Perkins and Chuck Colson letting them know they should be ashamed of themselves for using the language of religion to mask their bigotry. Will you join me and the Campaign to Defend the Constitution in denouncing their hateful and dangerous rhetoric?

Follow this link to send them a letter and tell them what you think about their latest outrage:

Vote for Slick Lady Six! :)

Reposted for the band...

Slick Lady Six

@ as dallas's best female fronted band.... shit we got three of dallas best female musicians! go vote now!

Adopt a thon, May 4-6 at Operation Kindness in TX

Each year shelters across the country participate in the adoptathon weekend to find homes for the dogs and cats in their care.

More Support for Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

New Jersey Lawmaker Joins Effort to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

2007-05-02 17:21:23 -

WASHINGTON, May 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Robert Andrews (D-NJ) announced his support on Monday for The Military Readiness Enhancement Act (H.R. 1246), a Congressional bill to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual service members. Congressman Andrews, who represents New Jersey's 1st District, joins 120 other lawmakers, both Democratic and Republican, in calling for an end to the law. New Jersey lawmakers Rush Holt, Frank Pallone Jr., Bill Pascrell Jr., Donald M. Payne, Steven Rothman and Albio Sires are also co-sponsors of the legislation.

"Congressman Andrews has taken a strong stand for military readiness, national security and our men and women in uniform," said Sharra E. Greer, director of law and policy for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN). "At a time when our nation needs …

Wednesday Meme...For Cheryl. :)

I got this from a friend and couldn't help myself...thought I'd share. :)

Things you may or may not have known about me in no particular order.

Four Places I have worked:

1. Tarrant County Jail
2. Fort Worth Zoo
3. Cabaret Royale
4. RJ Reynolds

Movies I have watched over and over:

1. Heavy Metal
2. Rocky Horror Picture Show
3. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
4. Velvet Goldmine

Four places I have lived:

1. Van Nuys, CA
2. Whidbey Island, WA
3. Fort Worth, TX
4. Bedford, TX

Four television shows I watch:

1. Law and Order (all of them)
2. CSI (Vegas)
3. Henry Rollins Show
4. South Park

Four places I have been on vacation:

1. Los Angeles
2. Colorado Springs
3. N'Awlins
4. Orlando

Four websites I visit daily:

1. Gmail
2. Zip Realty
3. Myspace
4. Animal Rescue Site

Four favorite foods:

1. Any type of Asian food
2. Mexican food
3. chips and hot sauce
4. my own cooking

Four places I would rather be right now:

1. In bed
2. basking in the sun somewhere
3. Disneyland/Disneyworld
4. Europe

Four foods I hate:

1. carrots
2. fishy …