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Sunday, December 30, 2007

By the way...

I am trying to find a new template, so if you come here often (even though I don't post often), you might notice a different look until I find the right one.


And just because...


This was my creating area right around the second week of December. It doesn't look much different now, except the drawer is a little less cluttered.

I may have to rob the piggy bank

So I just transferred my folder from the desktop to my laptop to weed through. Holy crap it took a long time! I still have to move music over too. I know there is a lot that is going to be deleted. I have stuff that I am never going to look at again. Time to get rid of it. I am taking on a huge project this year of going through all of my files and getting rid of what I don’t use, haven’t used, will never use again! I have a lot of music to clean out and a lot of duplicate pictures. I am missing a floppy drive right about now. I have some pictures on floppies that I would like to keep. I will have to set aside a day to use the desktop to transfer them to disk.

After I get the desktop stuff on the laptop, I am going to start unloading some of the usb drives. My plan is to eventually have everything, except music on usb’s. That way I can carry them with me and when I think, “Hey I have that at home” I can instead pull it up and be all happy and excited.

Ugh, I just paid bills. It so needed to be done, but is super depressing. I am a little low on money right now. It’s a good thing that Mom gave me some of the gambling cash ins. I need it if I want to buy anything. What really sucks is that two days ago was pay day and there isn’t another one for two weeks. I will be living frugally. Of course, $60 is going to my massage. It is a treat for me. I know I treat myself to my weekly magazines and food and stuff, but this is a treat that I love. It is an hour of bliss. I forget everything and just enjoy.

I may have to rob the piggy bank if I want a Coke at work this week. Which I will want. There is something about the water. The cooler is another used piece of crap that makes the water hot, but the cold comes out room temperature at best. Works great for my coffee though.

I work tomorrow (New Year’s Eve). Not a big deal. I have a ton of work to do tomorrow and then Wednesday is my crazy day! I hate the first working day of the month. I dread it every month! Ugh! I like exclamation points in case you couldn’t tell. I thought I had it crazy when I had five centers to prepare ar bed dates for, but now I am getting another one. I will get it done though…it will take some doing, but I will get it done. The big push for me is to try to get everything done by noon. Sure it’s five hours, but when you have to wait on other people it makes it tough. I have to compare ins and outs with the feds and with two other centers in our corporation. The feds take their own sweet time sending out the email. And almost every time, there is something that doesn’t match. The inter-corp comparison is relatively easy. It gets a little confusing when they have one coming to my facility when they actually went to county before. And then last month, we had an extra person, turns out we didn’t, he has two names. Little communication blunders make a huge difference when you are crunching.

I can’t wait to try out my new dvd recorder…but I have to read the book first. It is rather long. I thought it was going to be simple, like the vcr, but now I am not so sure. I am also waiting to hear back from the cable company about my dvr. It is not really recording when it says it is. Then I had a whole slew of programs that I could hear, I just couldn’t see. I would blame it on the dvd-r, but it was doing this before. Caused me to miss two Knitty Gritty’s and a couple of South Park’s. Pissed me off.

I did my filing today. It is only about four months old. Took a little while, but I got it done before the year ended.
I have a monstrous task list on outlook. Huge I tell you. I should be working on some of that right now, but I am not, as you can tell.

I have General Hospital on in the background and let me just say that I cannot stand Sam. I can’t stand Kelly Monnaco or that character. The look, the voice, the attitude, it makes me twitch!

Well I am off to transfer more files. I should be posting pictures soon! I hope.

I am hoping to update my blog soon too. You know, new layout, adding some links, make it look like I care about it more than it does now.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

...tight fit...

Remember that gift I was going to get my mom? Well it was a digital camera and I got it and I took it back. She adamantly told me she did not want a camera. So I returned it about an hour and a half after I bought it. Eh…it was a thought.

I finished the towels for my aunts. I tried to make a little pot scrubber last night. It is quite a tight fit around the fingers. I will show the prototype to Mom tonight and get her thoughts on it.

I have a few things to finish wrapping but then I have a few things to finish making before I can wrap them. I have almost lost hope on getting the one thing I am working on for her done. That makes me a little sad. I have another towel to make, I have to make cookies this week, and I have a couple little bags I want to work up (those shouldn’t take too long). I know that I will get it done, but the fun for me was going to see her open it on Christmas Eve. I just don’t know that I can get it done in time. I also have one other thing to make for her, but it is a quick thing. Still makes me sad.

I am trying to figure out if I can work it out to get my ap done in the next couple of days and maybe take Friday off to work on it. I would take Christmas Eve off, but I don’t know that I would get much work done on it. A lot of it will depend on if someone will be in the office on Monday. I don’t have a lot of checks to run this time around, but someone still needs to be there to let me get checks and the stamp. I will get all my batches in this week to be reviewed. I am waiting on an email from my boss. I got quite a lot done on it last Friday and I think I could really get it done if I took this Friday to work on it. I worked on it a little on Saturday, but then on Sunday decided that I had to get started on the towels. I can finish the other towel and maybe a little bag tonight. Tomorrow night I could work on it for a little while or work on it tonight and the towel tomorrow night. Thursday night I need to make the cookies and have that towel done. I definitely need to make a decision today on whether or not I take Friday off. I have to turn in my time sheet by tomorrow.

Such stress at the holidays. I have been getting kind of sad the last few days. I fear being alone on the holidays. It just makes me sad to think about spending holidays alone. I don’t want to think about it now, so on to something different.

How about work? I better get started on it! I will try to take pictures of the towels tonight and the prototype pot scrubber.

Christmas Journal Days 17 & 18

Day 17
It wouldn't be Christmas without...

Snow! Snow is what makes Christmas, Christmas.

Day 18
Write about a special present

I've received so many special presents over the years. I wrote about the Barbie Dream House and the cassette tape. There was a year when I got a lava lamp and I remember the tag said "To: Heather From: Dad". That always sticks out to me. I remember the wooden tree box that he picked out for me one year too. Last year, I got a very special present from my nephews. One made me a cup and the other made a matching saucer. Anything that somebody makes for me is special. I have a crocheted afghan on my bed that my sister made for me. I have my mommy quilts. This year (yes I know it's early), I got a very special gift from my mom. She got me a vintage original 1983 Mokey Fraggle Rock doll in good condition. I know she spent a lot of money on it. It means so much to me because I have wanted one for years. It's hard to pick out one special present, because so many are very special. I would say anything handmade means the most to me.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Apparently there was a bad connection

Well the annual CCCS Christmas party was Saturday night. It was a nice event and great food (even if it did make my date (Mom) not feel to well the next day). It was a late dinner for us. As usual, I did not win a raffle prize. Three years and still not even close to winning! At least last year we took table decorations!

Busy weekend. Got up early on Saturday to head to Herberger’s for a chance at getting a free Arctic Bart ornament. We scored! I also got a free $10 gift card. Super nice. I bought some gloves that I can’t find right now. I will search my room again tonight. I also got a cute sweat suit from JC Penney. I wore it yesterday and I loved it. It is soft and warm and snuggly. I will wear it for Christmas Day.

I dyed my hair Thursday night. It is a nice shade of Natural Darkest Brown (aka black). I love it though! It makes me feel exotic. That’s funny to type let alone to think.

The car is fixed. Apparently there was a bad connection. $20 to fix that and a $30 oil change. Right in the middle of Christmas. Eh…I needed it.

I will be finishing up Christmas at the last minute again. I just can’t stop buying stuff. I did pick up another small gift on Saturday. I have another idea for Mom that I really want to get her, but I need to make sure I have enough money. I will use my bonus for part of it, but I need a little more to go with it. I am taking part of another one back because it is not what I really wanted or expected.

I got this super cute speaker for my mp3 player. It is a little penguin that dances and his belly lights up to the music. I like it.

I picked a name off the angel tree and bought a gift for a little 2 year old girl. I got her a baby that laughs and a cute sweater and jean set. We also had a bear at home that is brand new and threw that in too.

Friday was exactly what I wanted it to be. I took the day off to get the car fixed, but I spent the day in my cozy chair, knitting and watching television. It was a nice day. I am almost done with the towels for my aunts. I have one more to finish and then sew on the buttons and they are done and I can wrap those presents. I think I will make one more towel and some cookies for another gift. I don’t know that I will get the thing I am working on for my mom done. I would almost need another day off to do another big chunk on it. I wish I could, but I really can’t or rather, shouldn’t.

I guess I will get to work now. I have the pictures of the scarflet/pidge done, I just haven’t taken them off the camera yet. Soon.

Christmas Journal

My sister is working on a Christmas journal for my nephews and is sending prompts to both me and my mom. I thought it would be nice to post my responses here. Here are my responses through yesterday. I cleaned up the spelling errors I had made when I sent them to her. Hopefully she will change those for me when she puts them in the journal (hint hint sister).

Day 1
What are your favorite things about Christmas?

I love the Christmas tree. It is by far my most favorite symbol of Christmas. I love to just turn the lights on and the house lights off and just look at it and let it light the room. My other favorite thing about Christmas is giving gifts. It is so much fun to buy stuff for people, maybe stuff they want, maybe stuff they won't normally buy for themselves. It is always fun to see someone open something they didn't expect and be super excited about it. As frustrating as it can be to find that special gift, the end result is worth all the frustration.

Day 2
The first sign of Christmas is ....................

I am going with the first feeling of the season is for me. And that is...the first good snowfall. The one that sticks and that you need to shovel. The one that blankets the city in white.

Day 3
Shopping: When do you start planning? When do you start shopping? When do you think you will finish?

I usually start planning in October, but don't actually start shopping usually until November. I like to really start my shopping the day after Thanksgiving, but if I see stuff before then, I will pick it up. I think that I will finally finish a few days before Christmas. I always seem to be picking up little things here and there, stocking stuffers mostly. I enjoy the rush and the excitement of last minute shopping. Sometimes it takes until the very end to find that special present.

Day 4
When you look outside during the Christmas season, what do you see?

When I look outside, I see snow kissed trees and streets, brilliant lights and a sense of excitement.

Day 5
As a child did you write letters and/or visit Santa? Share a special memory.

I remember writing a letter to Santa in second grade. In fact, I think Mom still has it in my envelope of stuff. I remember visiting Santa at the mall. The one I remember best is when we lived in Wyoming and went to Casper; there was Santa and Mrs. Clause. I think the one that sticks out most though, is the one I don't remember. There is a picture of me and Dawn when I was just a baby on Santa's lap. That is the one I think about when I think of visiting Santa.

Day 6
When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?

I truly believe that I never really believed in Santa. I don't know if it is because Dawn is so much older than me that by the time Santa would have been real, she didn't believe any more or because we did almost everything on Christmas Eve. I just don't ever really believing in Santa.

Day 7
How do you decorate and when do you start?
I usually start the first week of December. We are pretty simple a tree and some scattered knickknacks. We do have the village that is quite large now and the mantle lights and garland.

Day 8
Write about your tree and your favorite ornaments.

I love the tree. It is my most favorite thing about Christmas besides giving people gifts. But more about it. It is artificial. Always has been since I can remember. Dad used to put it together then the task was passed onto Dawn and then finally to me. It's pretty simple, about 5 or 5 1/2 feet, clear non-blinking lights and mostly homemade ornaments. The manufactured ornaments that are on it have some special meaning though. The ornaments I love the most are the personalized ones that Ellen Cauble made for us. I always look for those. My other most favorite ornaments are the "tube" scene ornaments that Dad made. I love to just sit in the dark at night with the tree lights on. There is something magical about the Christmas tree.

Day 9
Write about your traditions new & old.

When I think of traditions, I think of people who have grand traditions. I don't always think of the stuff we do as true tradition...but here it goes. We usually go to church on Christmas Eve and then come home and have some food, usually snacks and then open Christmas presents. The past five years, Mom and I have had a little Christmas party. We go to dinner, some place nice and exchange a gift. This year, we went to a concert after. On Christmas morning, we have breakfast with Aunt Parkie and Bob and then go to their house and exchange gifts. I guess another tradition is that every year I buy my nephews a new ornament. I got the idea from a lady I worked with who said that every year she got her kids an ornament so that when they were older and moved out, they would have decorations for their tree. I liked the idea and went with it. Last year, for the first time in a long time, we had people over for Christmas dinner. This will be the second year. Does that make tradition? I can't think of any more things that I would call tradition.

Day 10
What do you dread most about the holidays?

The crowds. Not being able to find the perfect gift. Time constraints! Being away from the people I love a lot. Those are the four that jump right out at me. There are times where I kind of dread being around certain people. I know I shouldn't but I do.

Day 11
How do you wrap presents? Paper or bags? Ribbons or bows?

This year I am doing all wrapping! No bags! I usually use a combination of the two. If it is an awkward item I use a bag, provided I have one big enough. I like to wrap the gifts though. It is more exciting to rip paper than to lift out some tissue paper! I didn't use ribbons or bows this year. It always seems like the bows get smashed or fall off. I like ribbon, but only used it to tie up two gifts this year. Sometimes the plain wrap is enough. I love the nice ribbon, wide, maybe fabric, but I much rather spend the money on the person than the wrapping.

Day 12
Favorite holiday show or movie

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. It is my standard, classic holiday movie. I laugh every time I see it, no matter how many times I have watched it.

Day 13
How has Christmas changed for me over the years?

Before it used to be about getting stuff for me. Now it is about giving stuff to others. I love to buy for other people. It doesn't matter if I get one thing or twenty things, for me the joy is giving something to someone else. I especially like it now that I am a little more crafty and can make things for others. They seem to really appreciate those things more.

Day 14
What food do you eat or make only during the Christmas season?

I don't really make anything, except the occasional pistachio salad. Mom usually makes pumpkin bread that I love! We usually get a crab ball and Ritz crackers. Mixed nuts, fudge, cocktail pasties and for the last I'm not sure how many years, we have prime rib for Christmas dinner.

Day 15
What Holiday music do you listen to?

I like Manheim Steamroller. I also like music I can sing along to. Alone of course. Right now, I am listening to Rick Springfield's new Christmas album.


Day 16
Favorite holiday memory as a child

It is so funny, Mom and I were talking about this yesterday. I remember getting the Barbie Dream House. I was so shocked. I think I may have cried. I know that Dad spent the entire day Christmas Eve putting it together and then setting it up in my bedroom. It was the biggest surprise of my life I think. It was incredible. I don't remember anything else about that Christmas. Another thing that I always remember about Christmas was the very first cassette tape I got that was all my own. Dawn bought me Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. I remember that the wrapping had an orange scratch and sniff sticker on it too.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Planting a seed

Right after Thanksgiving, like the Saturday after, I made the comment on another site that I wasn’t going to take any more time off until the day after Christmas. Then I took the Monday after Thanksgiving off. This morning I was thinking, “Gee, I sure would like to take tomorrow off and just sit in my chair, watch DVR and knit.” So the seed was planted and well watered by the time I put my coat on to leave for work. It was decided by me that I would take Friday off. Then I get in my car and my heat is not working! UGH! It is freezing out and I had very little heat on my 30 mile commute this morning. I thought my fingers were going to just fall off by the time I got in the building! So now I am taking tomorrow off because I need to get my car fixed. I still will get to sit at home and knit, but it is just so frustrating. This is the second time in a month I have had to take a day to get my car fixed. But this really needs to get fixed. We haven’t even hit below zero all day temps yet and I can’t drive well if I can’t feel my feet or my fingers!

I have a reminder popping up on my computer to take pictures and post them. I have to take a picture of the scarflet I gifted. I think the recipient, also known as Mom, really liked it. I “closed” it with a pin that was her grandmothers to make it more special. I also included buttons, because I didn’t think the pin would be very practical, but I wanted to do something with that pin for her. She talks about it often, but it is a little more dressy than an every day pin. I will take a picture with the pin and then sew on the buttons she picked out and take another picture.

I also have to take a picture of the super duper present I got from Mom. She bought me an original, now antique in good condition, Mokey Fraggle doll. I absolutely love it. I have slept with her every night. I have to be mindful of her because I am sure that Cooper would love to take her and chew on her, which would lead Elliott to wanting to chew on her too and that would be very upsetting. I got a Fraggle Rock purse as well. After I am done with my knitting projects for Christmas, I will be making her a blanket with some yarn I love, but haven’t found anything to do with yet. It is perfect for her.

Mom and I had our gift exchange on Friday the 7th. We went to one of the nicer restaurants in town and had a very delicious dinner, exchanged gifts and then went to a holiday concert at the local theater. It was very beautiful. The performers were Cherish the Ladies, a group of women who plan traditional irish music. The theater was beautiful, the music was incredible, we laughed, we had a good time. It was a nice evening that I will remember for quite some time.

We ventured to the Tech bazaar on Saturday the 8th. That was a huge disappointment. It is usually quite a large bazaar that we go around twice. This time it was barely worth going around once. Mom bought a picture for an aunt and I purchased a package from the Edmonton Police Bagpipers. The bagpipers come to Butte every St. Patrick’s Day and the money goes towards bringing them back. I got a t-shirt, a patch, two pins, and a calendar. I will gift the calendar. I wanted one of the pins and a t-shirt. The other pin was a throw in on a package deal.

I came up with a super idea for a gift/stocking stuffer for my mom. But, I can’t tell you because she might find out and I don’t want that. I will tell you after Christmas.

I have one more gift to pick up. I have four towels and something for my mom to finish. I can’t believe it is almost here.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Missing again

I've been missing in action again lately. I post elsewhere and so I sometimes forget about this and my myspace page. My bad.

Things are going well. Christmas is just around the corner. I am almost done shopping. Working hard to finish up a few projects.

The house is not fully decorated yet. The tree is up, the lights are on, but it ends there. The mantle is done though. I will finish by bedtime on Sunday.

Friday night is our annual Christmas Party (Me and Mom). We are having dinner at Lydia's and exchanging a gift. Then we are going to "Cherish the Ladies". It is an irish concert. Saturday is the annual Tech bazaar. Looking forward to that.

I have a few gifts to finish up for Mom. I hope I get them done!

Work continues to go well. In February or March the new corporate office will be finished and I will be moving in town. That will be nice. I will still travel out of town, but only about once a week, not bad at all.

Check out http://pngnknits.blogspot.com/ for some of my crafty items. I will be able to post more after Christmas. I don't want anyone seeing their gifts before they open them. I have more pictures to post, I just haven't found the time to sit down and do it.

Happy Holidays

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday 13 # 61




Thirteen Random Images From My Computer (Part 2)
























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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday 13 # 60



Thirteen Shows I Plan to Record on my new DVR


  1. Dirty Sexy Money

  2. CSI

  3. CSI Miami

  4. Grey's Anatomy

  5. L&O: SVU

  6. South Park

  7. Damages

  8. 24

  9. Pushing Daisies

  10. Bionic Woman

  11. Chuck

  12. Men In Trees

  13. Criminal Minds





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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday 13 # 59



Thirteen Things On My Clean Desk



(note - it is no longer this clean)




  1. Computer


  2. Printer


  3. Mesh File Box


  4. Liver mug


  5. Disconnected Speakers


  6. Note paper box


  7. Drawer system


  8. Blank recycled sketch book - used as a mouse pad


  9. Tape/Paper Clip dispenser


  10. Lotion


  11. Skeleton hand wine flute


  12. Journal


  13. Prompt book






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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thursday 13 # 58



13 TV Shows that I miss or were cancelled




  1. Hat Squad


  2. Supercarriers


  3. T.J. Hooker


  4. Fraggle Rock


  5. Sex and the City


  6. Under Suspicion


  7. Chicago Hope


  8. Macgruder & Loud (sp?)


  9. Another World


  10. Designing Women


  11. Silk Stalkings


  12. NYPD Blue


  13. Blind Justice




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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursday 13 # 57



Thirteen Things I Know Nothing About



  1. The Hills

  2. Harry Potter

  3. Lord of the Rings

  4. Star Wars

  5. Star Trek

  6. Heidi & Spencer vs. Lauren

  7. Kim Kardashian

  8. Lost

  9. Jericho

  10. Flavor of Love

  11. Scientology - well I do know about silent births now. Thanks Tom!

  12. The allure of Oprah

  13. C++





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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thursday 13 # 56

13 Questions (and answers) about my Morals & Values Beliefs

1) Is Abortion Wrong?
I believe it is different for every person. I personally believe in Everyone’s right to choose. It is not my place or any one else’s for that matter to condemn someone for a legal choice they make.

2) Is Birth Control Wrong?
I believe birth control is a responsibility one takes.

3) Do Animals Have Rights?
I don’t know that they really do. But I really believe they should! I completely support animal rights.

4) Is Drinking Alcohol Wrong?
When done responsibly and in moderation, I don’t believe it is wrong.

5) Is Having a Tattoo Wrong?
No. I have two!

6) Is Homosexuality/Bisexuality Wrong?
If that is what a person chooses, then no, I don’t believe it is wrong.

7) Is it Ever Okay to Tell a Lie?
Well, since I have told a few here and there, I don’t see a problem with it, unless your dishonesty is illegal.

8) Is Spanking Children Wrong?
Not when done in moderation. I received a couple of spankings in my day and I didn’t resent my parents, I wasn’t abused, and I did learn my lesson.

9) Is it Wrong to Skip Church Occasionally if You Dont Feel Like Going?
Who says that going to church is what makes you a good person? My dad went to church maybe a handful of times in the time he was alive and I believe that he is in a better place (heaven). Also, I am not currently attending church because I don’t get anything out of it at this point. Why should I waste precious time going through the motions. I have my conversations with God and for me that is satisfying enough.

10) Is Divorce For Reasons Other Than Adultery Wrong?
No. You cannot trap yourself or anyone in an unhappy marriage.

11) Should Women Always Wear Traditionally Feminine Clothes?
Everyone should be allowed to choose clothing that is comfortable and appropriate for every and any situation/setting.

12) Is it Wrong For Mothers to Work Outside of Home?
Absolutely NOT!

13) Should Women Primarily be Homemakers?
If that is what a woman wants to do and the family is able to support this, then wonderful for her. Same thing, if a man wants to be a homemaker, and the family needs are met, then more power to him.



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Saturday, August 18, 2007

As promised

As promised a real entry complete with pictures!
I decided last night that I needed to clean and rearrange my desk. Actually it has been on my to do list for over two weeks and I just decided last night to do it.
Here is the messy desk before


You can see all of my great stuff like my new TJ Hooker DVD, my Shrek doll, my liver mug, my Far Side calendar, my magnetic poetry board



This is it after



You can see, I moved my computer to the other side, removed half the shit that was covering the desk. I still haven't changed my calendar. It is still on July.


I am finding that I much prefer my desk this way. I have to go through my drawers and clean them out.


I have only a few things left on my to do list and I could actually get them all done tonight.


File, visit 13 thursday thirteen entries, and prepare new budget worksheets.


I cleaned half of my closet today and my bedroom. I started DVD, Music and Book collection databases. I am a nerd...


I took the pictures because I figure if I am going to think about buying a new camera, I should at least use the one I have.


A little over a month ago, I took a picture of my boys through the screen door and the flash was on. Bummer. I played a little with the contrast and brightness and leave you all with this one last pick of my boys.



Friday, August 17, 2007

Coming soon...

as in tomorrow...

a new post! Not a T13 either. Complete with pics!

Can't hardly wait, can you!?!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thursday 13 # 55



Thirteen random things that piss me off



  1. People who don’t respond to notes when you ask a question or provide some feedback that prompts for responses.


  2. People who use the excuse that they want to raise their kid as an excuse to be a stay at home mother. Mothers who work want to raise their kids too.


  3. People who bitch about being too poor to do things, but who won’t get off their asses to get a job and contribute to the cause when they are perfectly capable of working.


  4. Power hungry people who impede upon my work progress and make me look inept.


  5. Wal-Mart


  6. Rude neighbors who let their dogs shit on my property. They will soon find the droppings on their front porch!


  7. Same rude neighbors who pull their car forward to block my mailbox, leaving theirs easily reachable by the postman. Too bad the mailman gets their game and delivers my mail and not theirs.


  8. Tardiness. I hate when people are late!


  9. People who don’t do their job when they should and then bitch about being behind.


  10. The wireless service providers for our office Internet. I hate being down all the time!


  11. Mother’s who claim they are better mothers because they stay home with their children. It doesn’t make you better. It’s quality, not quantity. It’s not better if you are spending your entire day on the internet and letting your child sleep the day away, only paying attention to it when it hangs on to you or gets into stuff.


  12. Women who bitch about the money their husbands are spending when they don’t work. Maybe it’s an arrangement you made, I don’t know, but my mother never complained about money my father spent when he was the only one making money. They discussed things and they compromised. She didn’t get all pissy and decide to draw out the same amounts he spent to spend frivolously on herself.


  13. That I am having trouble figuring out how to modify a database to do what I need it to do without being more redundant than it already is. I inherited it, I didn’t develop it.





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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Thursday 13 # 54



Thirteen Things That Are Wrong With Soap Operas

Don't get me wrong, I love them. But, there are some things that are just wrong with soaps.



  1. No happiness. Nobody is allowed to be in love and happy for very long.

  2. Miscarriages. Only about a billion a year!

  3. Birth in peril. Ever notice how so many women go into labor in the rain, in the middle of a typhoon, trapped in a cave, early in a car?

  4. Forgotten children. Children are neglected for YEARS on soaps.

  5. Aging of children. Amazing how someone born in 1993 is now a father of a teenager that was born is 2000! What is the boarding school they sent their kid to, on Saturn?

  6. Not really dead! How many people have returned from the dead? Soaps have made me believe that perhaps someday I will find out that my father was a secret agent and he will return from the dead about the time my mom is set to marry his brother. If only my father had a brother!

  7. White wedding gowns! Most women getting married these days on soaps have already been married, have had sex with just about everyone in town and has already had a miscarriage or three, and have a kid off on Saturn aging to 23!

  8. Skinny bitches! There are only about a handful of plus size ladies on the soaps and the men are all ripped! Our nation is overweight people! Cater to the real people in the world!

  9. Fake men! No man has ever been as pussiefied as a soap man! They always have the perfect words to make a woman melt. If a woman breaks down crying, a real man is going to be nervous, he won't have all the right words, if he even has any words.

  10. Miracles! You can't have children. But, doctor that's all I ever wanted. Surprise, you're pregnant! Wait, I'm deaf? But I am getting married in a month! Guess what? I can hear!

  11. No pets! Nobody has a dog or a cat!

  12. Night & Day. Ever notice how in one scene they are having breakfast and when you come back from commercial, someone else is at a gala event?

  13. Rewriting history! The most glaring example of this is when AMC decided that Erica's aborted fetus was transplanted to another woman! WTF?

Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go read Soap Opera Digest while watching today's episode of All My Children tonight on SoapNet!



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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Thursday 13 #53



Thirteen Things I Hate



  1. Blinkerless Cars

  2. Heat - the temperature kind, not the movie

  3. Rude neighbors

  4. Waiting too long in a restaurant before being waited on

  5. Most reality tv

  6. That we don't have three day weekends every weekend

  7. Credit cards - unfortunately at one time I loved mine nearly to death

  8. Bugs

  9. Fake people

  10. Friends who use

  11. When people don't care about doing their job right, so I have to fix it

  12. The Yankees

  13. That I don't have enough 13s to last another 53 weeks!





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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thursday 13 # 52!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thursday 13 # 51



Thirteen of My Least Favorite Celebrities


  1. David Caruso

  2. Britney Spears

  3. Lindsay Lohan

  4. Paris Hilton

  5. Mischa Barton

  6. Jessica Biel

  7. Jessica Simpson

  8. Haylie Duff

  9. Oprah

  10. Rosie O'Donnell

  11. Ashton Kutcher

  12. Pam Anderson

  13. Rebecca Romijin



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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thursday 13 # 50


Thirteen Jobs I Think Would Be Totally Awesome!


Last week I wrote about jobs that I thought would totally suck. This week, I will talk about jobs that would totally rock!
  1. Police Detective - How fun would it be to solve puzzles for a living? And if it is like that show Cop Rock, where you break out in song every so often? Awesome


  2. Sign Language Teacher to Gorillas - This sounds totally cool to me. To be able to communicate with an animal using words? Could it get any better?


  3. Jet Pilot - I was convinced after seeing Top Gun 8,975 times that I wanted to be an F-14 pilot. Then I realized, that I am afraid of heights. But it would still be cool to fly one of those.


  4. Tour Guide - I think it would be fun to be a guide on Seattle's Underground City Tour.


  5. Cocktail Waitress - Don't laugh. Between the ages of about 5 to oh about 20, I thought that being a cocktail waitress in Vegas would rock my socks. The cute little outfits and the high-heeled shows? Heavenly. Alas, I have decided that I would not like to do that...but the memories remain.


  6. Bartender - It doesn't stem from the cocktail waitress desire. This came later, about 16 or 17 and I still think it would be interesting.


  7. Zoo Keeper - Not with the lions and tigers...but with something a little more docile, perhaps a monkey or penguins. Yes, I think I would like to take care of the penguins.


  8. Program Administrator - I am working towards this. I just want to be the boss and be in the know.


  9. Carpenter - I want to build things. I love to put pre-fab furniture together, so building would be fun.


  10. Singer - who doesn't want to be a singer? Granted, I am not a good one, but I would like to sing, with backup singers and dancers...which leads to...


  11. Dancer - Swing, Jazz, Pop, Salsa, they all sound and look fun!


  12. Motivational Speaker - I think it would be fun to motivate people!


  13. Writer - I love to write and I want to write the next best selling novel...and I'm working on it!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Is listening to a book on tape cheating?

During a recent shower, with nothing else weighing on my mind, I pondered this question…Is listening to a book on tape the same as reading the book or is it a form of cheating? Now, I know that Cliff’s Notes is cheating, I didn’t believe it during my educating years, but I now know it to be true. But, is listening to a book on tape on the same level? How much would I miss by listening to the story instead of seeing the story? Could I shatter some personal goals by hearing books as opposed to reading them? Would listening to two books per week be the same as reading two books per week? So many questions, yet so few answers.

My personal feeling, my gut feeling is that it is indeed cheating. I pride myself of working full time, watching my television programs and still being able to read a 400-600 page novel in one week. Would I feel the same if I merely listened to the book? I don’t think so. Would I enjoy it as much? Would I get confused? Would the characters have their own voice as they do in my head, or would it simply be Morgan Freeman or Gene Hackman (not that I know these fine actors record audio books) reading the book like he was presenting the Weight Watchers menu at Applebees?

Perhaps I should take the plunge and get an audio book from the Library. I suspect that I won’t much care for audio, because quite honestly, if I haven’t put in the Spanish cds I bought a year ago because it would require turning off the tv to get anything out of it, then I am not going to find the time to listen to what I can read.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thursday 13 # 49



Thirteen Careers I Think Would Suck!



  1. Nursing - I'm not down for someone barfing on me and then having to clean it up. Thank you but no thank you.

  2. Waitress - God Love You. To remember what people ordered and then have to carry it out to them. I hate cafeteria style, so I love you all...but it's not the job for me.

  3. Underground Miner - Hey my grandfathers did it and they both were seriously injured doing it. It is not safe. I am a claustrophobic (not bad enough that if I got thrown in the pokey, I would need to be released ala Miss Hilton), so that wouldn't quite work for me.

  4. Flagger - standing in the hot sun on the highway doing nothing but turning a sign from slow down to stop? I don't think so.

  5. Golf Announcer - I would be asleep before they got to the third hole

  6. Auto Mechanic - I don't like to get dirty

  7. Bee Keeper - Ouch!

  8. Hockey player - I love hockey! Absolutely love it! But...I asked my dad once what position I would play if I played and he looked me straight in the eye and very seriously and correctly said, "It wouldn't matter, you would be in the penalty box the entire game anyway." Yeah, some dude running me into the boards and poking at me with his stick? I don't think so.

  9. Bowling Shoe Disinfector - Never mind that you would get high, that might even be a bonus, but touching shoes that have been on several hundred different people's nasty feet? Gross!

  10. Prison security guard - I've been to the state men's prison and the women's prison. I don't think you can be paid enough to put up with the bullshit of bad guys! Plus, the stories I have heard? Believe me you don't want to go there. I shudder as I think about it.

  11. Water Rights Hearing Assistant/Officer - I've done that and it does suck. You have not lived life until you have sat through a 13+ hour day of testimoney for water rights! Believe me, # 9 will look like a position with Disney!

  12. Dental Assistant - sucking blood and spit out of someone's nasty mouth while their teeth are being yanked out of their mouth? No thank you!

  13. IT Help Desk Support Assistant - Have you ever slept through an hour of your workday on purpose? I have! I was a help desk assistant. I basically answered the phone when it rang, which was once every 2.3 hours and filled out a job ticket and assigned a technician to it. I lasted a week and a half!





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missing for forever

I know that I have been missing for forever, save for my Thursday Thirteen Postings! I plan to remedy that. I tend to just post to my other blog and forget all about this one, but that will change! I hope!

Work is going well...I got a promotion back in March, so I have been busy learning my new job! It is going pretty dang well! I am all alone today! Neither of the girls who I share an office with are here. Just stragglers coming and going to get their mail and make copies. It is kind of lonely, but kind of nice too. I finished what was on my to do list for today, so I am going to work on some of Monday's stuff. I am at another facility tomorrow. One that has a/c! It is so freaking hot here...

^^^^ runs to check weather.com ^^^

...and there is no end in sight! Ugh. I hate the heat!!! Seriously, I don't bitch about the cold in winter, simply so I can bitch about the heat in summer! I take cold bathes just to cool down at night before bed. I sit in front of two fans and spray water on myself. Pollens abuse my sinuses and eyes and it's no fun to wear cute clothes when you are dying of heat! I just wear tanks and shorts around the house, the least amount of clothing I can wear without showing off my wares to the neighborhood, is my summer uniform.

The 4th was quiet! Just went to the parade and the mall. Then home to take a nap and finish my book. I am on a reading tear. I have finished seven books in the last seven weeks! I haven't read seven books in an entire year since sometime in the nineties! I have rediscovered the love of reading and writing! I have started writing again too...except right now, I don't want to write, because I want to read! I have to set some ground rules!

I have three hours of work left and then it is home to read! I am trying to come up with a 13 for this week...it is hard coming up with a 13 every week! I was so lame one week that I chose my 13 favorite letters of the alphabet! Hello? WTF was I thinking?!?

Okay...well I am off to work now. I think I have an idea for my thirteen...gotta go.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thursday 13 # 48


Thirteen Firsts


1. First Novel Read – Poison by Ed McBain – arguably the greatest book I have ever read.
2. First School – Tonopah Elementary – Kindergarten
3. First Broken Bone – 2nd grade, left wrist
4. First Crush – Adrian Zmed – the TJ Hooker years
5. First Kiss – Horrid…I didn’t even like the guy…shudders
6. First Surgery – Right thumb – eight sutures from a soap can lid slicing
7. First Pet – Shadow – black lab
8. First Album – Billy Joel Glass House
9. First Job – Med Records clerk
10. First Car – My mom’s hand-me-down 88 Tempo
11. First Older Man – Mark
12. First Hockey Game – Ice Pirates vs Ukraine
13. First Tattoo – Goddess – Sun/Moon/Star on left leg


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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thursday 13 # 47

Thirteen Things I Am Thankful For

  • My mom, my best friend
  • A father who was gentle and loving and fun to be with
  • A sister that I lookup to and love
  • A family that doesn’t judge me by my mistakes, but by who I am and what I have to offer
  • Parents who instilled manners, a good work ethic, and love in me
  • Craziness, because it makes me saner every day
  • My creativity finally coming through for me
  • Happy pills for getting the chemicals in my brain balanced
  • High speed internet, so I never feel like I am missing out on something
  • Digital cable, for providing 200+ channels of nothing to watch
  • Ed McBain for captivating and inspiring me
  • Ike, for being who he was and for his unending love and friendship…I miss you my baby boy
  • Elliott & Cooper for who they are and what they bring to my life

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Thursday 13 # 46

Thirteen Writing Reference Books That I Utilize or Have Utilized


1. What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers
2. Dynamic Characters
3. The Crime Writer's Reference Guide
4. The Writer's Idea Book
5. The Novelist's Notebook
6. Writing Fiction Step By Step
7. Scene of the Crime
8. Writing Mysteries
9. You Can Write a Mystery
10. Crafting Scenes
11. Creating Plot
12. Cause of Death
13. Armed & Dangerous



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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Thursday 13 # 45



Thirteen Random Things About Me



1. I can touch my nose with my tongue.
2. I am obsessed with buying books.
3. I was never able to do a cartwheel and I am too old to try now.
4. I have had 6 crushes in my life.
5. I am not patient enough to play video games.
6. I am a huge procrastinator.
7. I love the movie Grease. I have it memorized, I have the soundtrack memorized. Love it!!
8. My most favorite tv show of all time is TJ Hooker. Adrian Zmed was/is one of my crushes!
9. I love soft rock1
10. Once I find something I am interested in, I want to know all about it. E.G. One Tree Hill.
11. I love things to to with Paris, but I don't have a strong desire to visit.
12. I feel guilty right now because I yelled at my dogs for being themselves and wrestling around.
13. Dinner is in about an hour and a half and I can't wait!



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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thursday 13 # 44




Thirteen things that annoys the driver me



People who don’t move into the passing lane to allow cars to merge

People who don’t use their signal lights when turning a corner

The bonehead who put an interstate on ramp fifteen feet from an exit.

People who drive in the passing lane and make me pass them in the driving lane.

Jackholes who pull out in front of me and make me slam on my breaks. I remember reading something about NOT impeding other drivers.

Strokes who don’t follow the rules at four way stops.

People who insist on turning a corner while talking on their cell phone in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

The fact that there is no minimum speed limit. Some people drive so slow that they are as dangerous as people who drive to fast.

People who let their dogs hang out the back of a pickup truck or those who let their dogs ride on an open flatbed.

People who just drive in the passing lane on the interstate

The dickwad who decided to put a weigh station on top of a hill 400 feet from an on ramp. Brilliant

Assholes who make you wait ten minutes behind them so they can park an extra five feet closer to the door.

People who wait to let fifteen people off the exit. One or two is nice, fifteen is excessive and annoying to other drivers who are pressed for time.



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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Thursday 13 # 43



13 Reasons I Don’t Like CSI Miami

1. David Caruso

2. Writing staff is atrocious

3. They solve world problems in an 8 hour shift and take a lunch break. I eat at my desk and sometimes take work home.

4. Khandi Alexander

5. Horrendous Miami Vice like attire worn by Delko and Wolfe

6. Jonathan Togo

7. Delko should have died. Although, the bullet to the brain did improve some of the acting ability of Adam Rodriguez.

8. Sicko ME molests victims

9. The skin tight pants and low cut blouses. Cover it up girls, you’re at your day job, not your evening job.

10. Eva LaRue

11. Pathetic trying-to-be-witty one-liners

12. Ray bans and Hummers

13. Rory Cochrane was smart enough to leave. I miss Speed!



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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Thursday 13 # 42


Thirteen Friends I Have Had



1. Kimmie
2. Beth
3. Cristin
4. Jolene
5. Billie
6. Neta
7. Jennifer
8. Theresa
9. Mark
10. Mindy
11. Donna
12. Dawn – my big sister
13. Mom – by far my best friend




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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thursday 13 # 41



Thirteen of my favorite CSI Episodes



1. A Bullet Runs Through It Part 1
2. A Bullet Runs Through It Part 2
3. Burked
4. Primum Non Nocere
5. Stalker
6. Anatomy of a Lye
7. The Accused is Entitled (CMM - Yummy!)
8. A Little Murder
9. Play With Fire
10. Inside the Box
11. Fur & Loathing
12. Suckers
13. Toe Tags




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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Thursday 13 # 40



Thirteen of my favorite characters


1. Hodges – CSI
2. Lucas – OTH
3. Conrad Ecklie – CSI
4. Ziva – NCIS
5. Abby – NCIS
6. Flynn – The Closer
7. Brooke – OTH
8. Fritz – The Closer
9. Danny – CSI NY
10. Gibbs – NCIS
11. Larry – Numbers
12. Mr. Big – Sex & the City
13. Deb – OTH




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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thursday 13 # 40



Thirteen Websites I Visited This Week



1. Open Diary
2. ESPN
3. MSN
4. Post Secret
5. Ebay
6. Amazon
7. TVGuide
8. Fan Fiction.net
9. Versus
10. SoapNet
11. Yahoo
12. Baby Center
13. Hotmail



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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thursday 13 # 39



Thirteen Things I Can't Live Without



1. The standard, air, water, foodd
2. Ctrl+Alt+Delete
3. Television
4. Music
5. Books
6. Dr. Pepper
7. Animals (except cats)
8. Love
9. Chinese Food
10. Internet/Email
11. Work
12. Family
13. Gossip Magazines


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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday 13 # 38

Thirteen Snacks I Love

Pistachios
Wavy Lays & Dill Pickle Dip
Heath Klondikes
Burnt Peanuts
Cottage Cheese
Popcorn & Ice Cream
Slushy Powerade
Corn Pops
Nature Nut Mi
Cheetos
Breadsticks
Popsicles
Warm Delights

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Thursday 13 # 37



Thirteen Cool Tattoo Ideas



1. Butterfly with eyes in the wings
2. Dragon head silhouette w/green eye (I just got this last night)
3. Star/Sun/Moon with a face and chineese lettering (I got this 4 years ago)
4. Star w/eye
5. Ghost horses running out of waves (saw this on Miami Ink)
6. Pair of hands holding a heart (like a real heart) (saw this on Miami Ink)
7. Dagger
8. Cityscape (saw this on Miami Ink)
9. Angel wings
10. Dragonfly
11. Moon
12. Lyrics/Poems that have special meaning
13. Certain flowers



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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thursday 13 # 36

Thirteen Songs and the Memories They Hold


1. Stay With Me Tonight - the made for tv movie Lady Killers
2. Conga - Wyoming and the made for tv movie Club Med
3. Cover Girl - trip to Vegas with Mom, Dad and Dawn in the car driving at 3:30 a.m. after our night in Utah. I spilled Hawaian Punch on my tank.
4. Calloway - single cassette purchased on our Vegas trip
5. Pop Muzik - it was recorded onto a cassette with some Donna Summer and other late 70s tunes
6. Sister Christian - now it reminds me of Boogie Nights, but I still love it
7. Bop - Dad
8. Venus - Dawn
9. Friends and Lovers - Days of Our Lives
10. Xanadu - Dawn and I danced to this song...memorable for sure
11. I Love Rock and Roll - my very first cassette that was mine and not my sisters. She got it for me for christmas and it had an orange scratch and sniff sticker on it.
12. Warrior - Shirley Muldowney (sp) story. My sister used to crank this song and I was usually in my parents bedroom watching the SM movie
13. Greased Lightnin' - the greatest movie ever made



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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thursday 13 # 35




Thirteen Television Shows I Don't Watch



1. Lost
2. Survivor
3. How I Met Your Mother
4. That 70s show (yes I know the series is over...but I still don't watch it)
5. Grey's Anatomy
6. Shark
7. American Idol
8. The Unit
9. Ugly Betty
10. The Old Adventures of New Christine
11. The Apprentice
12. Deal or No Deal
13. CBS News with Katie Couric




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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Thursday 13 # 34


Thirteen Movie Plots - from the Movie Plot Generator Book


  1. A gangsta rapper coachs a hapless girls littel league baseball team set against the backdrop of a Florida retirement community

  2. A group of orthodox rabbis become immeresed in hip-hop culture in this documentary narrated by James Earl Jones.

  3. A retarded boy commands a fleet of star-ships agains a horde of insectoid aliens deep in the compton ghetto

  4. A ruthless mafia kingpin invades Poland in this heartwarming animated adventure

  5. A group of cantankerous senior citizens try to lose their virginity in a beat-up Buick.

  6. Bigfoot competes in gritty inner-city street basketball tournaments in the inspiring story loosely adapted from the bible.

  7. A burned out hippie battles problem flatulenc in a Vietnamese prison camp.

  8. Three naughty nurses are on the run from the mob with a magica talking bong, in this stoner cult classic

  9. An ancient and powerful wizard gets transformed into a gorgeous sexpot with the help of the ghost of Elvis.

  10. A single mom hits the karaoke circuit in the heart of amish country.

  11. A cop who doesn't play by the rules takes on an army of evil ninjas with the help of former tennis great Ivan Lendl (based on a true story)

  12. A crackhead travels though time with a wise-cracking robot.

  13. A flamboyantly gay hairdresser becomes a pimp set to an all-star 80's soundtrack featuring Air Supply, Journey, and Survivor.

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Thursday 13 # 33






Thirteen Things That Happened in My Life This Week

I got a new job
I got a raise
And then I got another raise
I had my cards read
I taught class…well I spent 15 minutes going over pivot tables and 45 minutes chatting
I had to go to a staff meeting
I was made to feel more guilty that I already was
I smiled
I got one decent snuggle from Cooper
I paid $2.29 a gallon for gas
I found a new dish I like
I procrastinated just a little bit less
I made a commitment to cleaning up the bathroom every night before bed. So far so good.


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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Thursday 13 # 32




Thirteen situations I have put my characters through


1. Dagney Warren – held hostage and shot while 8 ½ months pregnant.
2. Addison James – husband murdered helping out a friend
3. Carrington James-Anderwall – husband killed in their home by a jealous lover…a jealous male lover.
4. David Castadoras – watched his brother kill a police officer and has kept the secret for over 30 years
5. Hadley McKoy – her fiancĂ© said someone else’s name during their wedding vows
6. Michael Vincent – brother put in prison for murdering a drug dealer and cop – he didn’t do it.
7. Addison James - beaten and raped at a crime scene by a cop.
8. Emma Connor – boating accident that left her with hand tremors – she’s a surgeon
9. Hector Rado – murdered by cop after it was discovered he killed her husband
10. Hadley McKoy – watched her new husband go back to his presumed dead ex
11. Huxley Wells – will steal evidence that is eventually tied to a prison break
12. Kate Langley – forced to stab her new boyfriend, an ex-con, when he tries to strangle her
13. Michael Emery – committed suicide after the building he designed and oversaw was structurally unsound and collapsed, killing 83 people.


FYI – I write police procedurals so I always have something grisly going on. These are more mainstream characters than bit players, if you will. I have an active imagination.


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