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invisible children

thanks to matt'smyspace for letting me see this. the invisible children is an amazing non-profit to help the children in uganda. their goal? To equip a generation, through education, to participate with authority in Ugandan leadership, and to take responsibility for the future of their own lives and country.every night in uganda thousands of children leave their homes and walk into towns to sleep in fear of being abducted and or killed by the rebel army.watch the story of innocent here.check out their movement, their ad and the trailers.

this movement excites me.

proposal

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Florida was cooler than expected. only 65. which isn't bad considering Michigan was a lot cooler..but the wind was whipping. walking down the beach we looked at each other and thought we were in some movie caught in a sand storm. but we didn't care. it was going to be my first picnic, and considering we would be able to enjoy a beautiful sunset, i was excited. the cool thing too...although the weather was a bit tough, it made the beach scarce. we were the only one's there. steve had ordered a bottle of my favorite wine, columbia winery, syrah. which we can't buy in michigan or florida. we ate super yummy food from a local bistro and enjoyed the wine with hints of sand from the windy weather. it was so cool to have lived almost 31 years without a picnic...this will definitely not be our last! when we were finished enjoying the picnic, we decided to walk up the beach with a metal detector we borrowed from his parents neighbor. although there were a few re…

oye matey

after a sunset picnic on the beach, steve and i unearthed a sparkly treasure in a buried pirates chest...more details to come...
i'm florida bound...talk to y'all soon.

lost

for those of you who are into lost, check out this site. it has clues and insights (no spoilers! so don't worry) from the second season. i'm still searching for more. if anyone knows where i can find them, let me know. i know, i know...i'm getting obsessed...

sun is shining

t minus 45 hours until steve and i are leave on a jet plane to the sunny state of florida. i believe that my mind is already there on the warm sandy beach...we need this get away.

the weather is sweet..

2 times

this morning makes it 2 times now, that i've yanked out my piercing in the shower. this is ridiculous!

on a side note, if you like chocolate...go to claddaghs and get the flourless chocolate cake. i believe i can honestly say that it's the most naughty dessert i've eaten in a very long time. especially when it's washed down with a guiness!

i can't seem to stop thinking about a nice warm slice of guinness chocolate cake with a tall glasss of guinness to wash it down with...i think i hear the claddagh irish pub calling my name...

happy sat patty's day y'all

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall softly on your fields
And until we meet again, May God hold
you in the hollow of his hand

nemesis

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last summer, i found a yard swing on free cycle. so i excitedly set the thing up in my back yard and was able to enjoy it all summer...this weekend i look out my porch window and see what i thought at the time was left over snow...it wasn't. all there was, was carnage and a little squirrel that will continue to try and choke down as much stuffing it can before running away. little bastard. so pretty soon, i won't have a nice yard swing but rather naked metal bars. bastard squirrel. here's the carnage in my backyard...



laughing

this is the funniest thing i've seen in a long time. i can't stop laughing. so i'm sitting here laughing my butt off at work. i think people think i'm whacked. watch this!

save the kittens

sneaky

i think it's interesting how sneaky we can be with our sin lives. i push boundaries. i'm not taking hold of the things i use to, but i've gotten really good at using the right words in searches or perusing sites that although are predominantly safe, may have something i want...in other words, i'm getting really good at getting a quick fix without anyone knowing. but i know. and it's killing a bit more of me each time. i love and hate the internet all at the same time. i hate how sneaky i can be.

GOD used noel, as usual, to shed His light upon my sin. lately i've been pushing my sin boundary more and more and it has to stop. so i'm asking for prayers. i downloaded x3watch from http://www.xxxchurch.com. (which is free is your interested). it will send up to 2 people a list of questionable sites i've been visiting every 2 weeks. they're going to steve. i figure, if anyone needs to know what i'm doing, it's him. and for anyone out there stugglin…

music extravaganza

i recently heard a friend sing for the first time and found an amazing band, so i thought i'd share. mandy oliver who is not only an amazing women, she has an amazing, mazzy starish kind of voice. you can check out her myspace here and her music site here. she's putting on a couple shows in march and i highly recommend checking her out.

10 mar 2006 10:00p @ trinity united methodist church in lapeer , mi; and
25 mar 2006 6:00p ompresions 5 museum in lansing, ,mi (lansing undergroud)

the band i found is the refugee allstars. they're a group of musicians who lived for over 6 years in a refugee camp in guinea, west africa. instead of giving up hope - they gave hope to their fellow refugees through their music. they sing songs about injustice, war, greed and they sing for peace in their home country of sierra leone.their story is a universal one, about human suffering, about forgiveness, love, hope and home. check out their main web site here and their myspac…

music extravaganza

so I have recently heard a friend sing for the first time and found an amazing band, so I thought I'd share. Mandy Oliver who is not only an amazing women, she has an amazing, mazzy starish kind of voice. You can check out her myspace here and her music site here. she's putting on a couple shows in March and I highly recommend checking her out.

Mar 10 2006 10:00P @ trinity united methodist church in lapeer , MI; and
Mar 25 2006 6:00P Impresions 5 Museum in lansing, MI (lansing undergroud)

The band I found is the Refugee Allstars. They're a group of musicians who lived for over 6 years in a refugee camp in Guinea, West Africa. Instead of giving up hope - they gave hope to their fellow refugees through their music. They sing songs about injustice, war, greed and they sing for peace in their home country of Sierra Leone. Their story is a universal one, about human suffering, about forgiveness, love, hope and home. Check out their main web site here and …

international womens day

just wanted to share that today is international womens day

don't let all that false advertising dictate how you should think and feel. Feel amazing because that is what you are.

you are loved and will continued to be loved.

happy days to you!

check out beauty from within web site for inspiration

day dreaming...

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Tonight at the Lansing Center, Dick and Rick Hoyt will be speaking. if you're interested, register by calling 517.346.9511. it's free.

here's a brief summary of who they are...

Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts who together compete just about continuously in marathon races. And if they’re not in a marathon they are in a triathlon — that daunting, almost superhuman, combination of 26.2 miles of running, 112 miles of bicycling, and 2.4 miles of swimming. Together they have climbed mountains, and once trekked 3,735 miles across America.It’s a remarkable record of exertion — all the more so when you consider that Rick can't walk or talk. At Rick’s birth in 1962 the umbilical cord coiled around his neck and cut off oxygen to his brain. Dick and his wife, Judy, were told that there would be no hope for their child’s development.For the past twenty fi…

addictions

steve and i are addicted to lost. we can't stop. we rented the 1st season from the library last week and are already almost done. i think tonight will be the end...what a cool show. now we just have to get caught up on this season...if anyine wants to start watching the next season this summer, let me know.

child labor

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yesterday i decided to surf the net for sites on child labor. one of the sites i saw was this. kids as young as 5 years old, scavenging through landfills for up to 12 hours a day to help support their families, or themselves...these kids make 1 dollar a day. and this is just 1 form of child labor. in some countries, kids are chained to their work station or sold into the sex market. this is a world epidemic too. it happens more than you know in the great usa. this doesn't just happen overseas. here are some stats on child trafficking:Human trafficking is the second-largest organized crime in the world. 25 percent of all child sex tourists around the world are U.S. citizens. The largest number of people trafficked into the United States come from East Asia and the Pacific (5,000 to 7,000 victims). The next highest numbers come from Latin America and from Europe and Eurasia, with between 3,500 and 5,500 victims from each. (U.S. Departments of Justice, Health & Human Services, Stat…

walmart talks

i just had this great conversation about the crappy business ethics of walmart to 3 of my fellow co-workers. the conversation came out of nowhere and they were genuinely interested. 2 of them shop there multiple times a week. i think it's so cool when opportunities like that just open up. i hope it will open their minds a bit more...