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Does anyone else read 'For Better or For Worse' in the comics pages of your local newspaper? I have it set on My Yahoo! and read it everyday. Anyway, I am very concerned about Elzabeth - she has this stalker guy at work and in today's strip she is alone with him and he has taken on a threatening posture... I doubt he'll rape her (after all, this is the comics page we are talking about) but I am on the edge of my seat hoping everything works out and that she won't be hurt. (Geez, listen to me go on about a COMIC STRIP!!)
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The MIL and Mindy's Niece will be here in a little more than six hours. Commence Panic!
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I finally got my corporate card and ordered my new cell phone with accesories and hopefully will have them in the next couple days. Funny thing about the card, they sent the original on 7/25 and I called to have a replacement sent on Friday. I had the replacement in hand on Monday afternoon, and right after I activated it I went to talk with our Admin when the mail guy walks up to her and asks, "Uh, is there a Michael Barnes here?" After a quick chuckle I fessed up that I was the man he was looking for, and he hands me the original card that has been floating around for two weeks inside the building. Talk about ironic!
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No new news about my nephew. I guess I will have to call his social worker and see why I haven't heard from him yet, since she was supposed to visit him and let him call my grandmother as well as myself.
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Anyone like the 30 Second Bunny Troupe over at http://www.angryalien.com ?? They have a bunch of new 30 second movies that will be premiering on Starz - including Star Wars! Gotta love them bunnies! That and squirrels.... As in Foamy the Squirrel over at http://www.illwillpress.com - I tell ya, that rodent speaks TRUTH!!
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I talked with my brother Eric this week. Technically he is my step-brother, but we never really felt that way about each other. It is always good to hear from him simply because we are family by choice, even after our parent divorced, and I love the fact that he calls me his 'Little Brother'. I find that to be funny since there is nothing little about me.

Harry Potter is for sale after midnight tonight! I think I may stay up and head over to Wal-Mart to pick up a copy like I did two years ago. Of course, back then, we just happened to be at the store and saw that a line was in the beginning stages so I just went and stood in line. I think I was the thrid or fourth person. So the waiting will be over and I'll be able to find out about the 'Half Blood Prince' and all that jazz. I hope we won't have to wait as long as we did this time around for the next book, but only time will tell. Neddless to say, I am steering clear of all book reviews, spoilers and what not so I can enjoy the reading of it for myself.

Work is slowly gearing up to be busier and busier. From the sounds of things I may have to head down to Florida for a couple days in early August. The vendor is located in Miami Lakes, so if any of my buddies happen to live near that area maybe we can get together and meet in person! Other than that I am have been a bit limited as to what I can do since my laptop isn't here yet and the computer I am using doens't like to cooperate. Hopefull this will be resolved next week. So essentially I have been listening in on conference calls, organizing my project data, and getting ready to hit the ground running. Thank goodness it is Friday though, all of this has really been a tas overwhelming (not thaqt I am complaining) and I need to relax for a couple days before diving back into the deep end.

Funny thing about a trip to Florida is that I need to make sure I will be back in time to drive down to the coast with the family. My MIL and Mindy's niece will be arriving on the 10th of August, so if I do have to travel I will only be down in Florida for a couple days (will prbably leave on Monday afternnon and get back Wednesday night or Thurday afternoon) to make sure I get back in time to take our trip to the coast. Mindy is already planning for us to visit the Aquarium, so that should be pretty neat.

Lastly, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hits theaters today. Man, I wish I could see it! We'll have to check and see if perhaps we can get a babysitter or something. The movie just looks cool, and I want to hear Danny Elfman sing like an Oompa Loompa... (I know, I am amused easily)
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Time for another long-winded, yet entertaining, weekend review! Read more... )
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Today I am working a half day at the office. This is because I have a funeral to attend later this afternoon.

Cheryl Wilson-Hamilton, also known as Aunt Cheryl, has passed away and her family and friends are gathering to pay their respects and remember her life today. Growing up, she was always Aunt Cheryl to me, even though she didn't have to be. In her small stature, she had a heart and a spirit that was larger than life, and she was walking proof that great things come in small packages. She left this life much too early, and there was still so much for her to do, but I think she will find a way to guide her unfinished work toward completion. She was a very driven person when it came to getting her work done, and I believe that trait has followed her into a better place.

She is survived by her husband and two sons, her mother, her older brother and sister, nieces and nephews, and many friends and collegues. She will be missed, but never forgotten.

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