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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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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!



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.