Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
> RAPIST TRICK
> Know what money you are carrying. You will see why as you read...
> Be sure every woman is aware of this method of operating. Share it
> with those you love. Know what money you are carrying. This was
> the first I have heard of a scheme like this. Be safe! Something
> very serious to pay attention to.
> Criminals are coming up with craftier, less threatening methods of
> attack, so we have to be extra cautious.
> Read on about the author who lives in .
> I live in Alexandria, VA, but I often work in Lafayette, LA,
> staying with friends when I'm there. As you know from America's
> Most Wanted TV program, as well as the news media, there is a
> serial killer in the Lafayette area. I just want to let you know
> about an "incident" that happened to me a few weeks ago, and could
> have been deadly.
> At first I didn't go to the police or anyone with it because I
> didn't realize how serious this encounter was. But since I work in
> a jail and I told a few people about it, it wasn't long before I
> was paraded into Internal Affairs to tell them my story. It was
> approximately 5:15 a.m. in Appaloosas, La. I had stayed with a
> friend there and was on my way to work.
> I stopped at the Exxon/Blimpie Pie station to get gas. I got $10
> gas and a Diet Coke. I took into the store two $5 bills and one $1
> bill (just enough to get my stuff). As I pulled away from the
> store, a man approached my truck from the back side of the store
> (an unlit area).
> He was an "approachable-looking" man (clean cut, clean shaven,
> dressed well, etc.). He walked up to my window and knocked. Since
> I'm very paranoid and 'always looking for the rapist or killer,' I
> didn't open the window.
> I just asked what he wanted. He raised a $5 bill to my window and
> said, "You dropped this." Since I knew I had gone into the store
> with a certain amount of money, I knew I didn't drop it.
> When I told him it wasn't mine, he began hitting the window and
> door, screaming at me to open my door, and insisting that I had
> dropped the money! At that point, I just drove away as fast as I
> After talking to the Internal Affairs Department and describing the
> man I saw, and the way he escalated from calm and polite to angry
> and volatile ... it was determined that I could have possibly
> encountered the serial killer myself.
> Up to this point, it had been unclear as to how he had gained
> access to his victims, since there has been no evidence of forced
> entry into victim's homes, cars, etc. And the fact that he has been
> attacking in the daytime, when women are less likely to have their
> guard up, means he is pretty BOLD.
> So think about it...what gesture is nicer than returning money to
> someone that dropped it?????
> How many times would you have opened your window (or door) to get
> your money and say thank you ...
> Because if the person is kind enough to return something to you,
> then he can't really be a threat, can he????
> Please be cautious! This might not have been the serial killer....
> But anyone that gets that angry over someone not accepting money
> from them can't have honorable intentions. The most important thing
> to note is that his reaction was NOT WHAT I EXPECTED! A total
> surprise! But what might have happened if I had opened my door? I
> shudder to think!
> Forward this to everyone you know. Maybe they can be as fortunate
> as I was!
> P.S. Ladies, really DO forward this to EVERYONE you know. Even if
> this man wasn't a serial killer, he looked nice, he seemed polite,
> he was apparently doing an act of kindness, but HE WAS NOT A NICE
> Men, send it to all the women in your life. What you do today is
> important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.
> Make it a good one!
> Please forward to anyone you think might benefit from this story..
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"
"Real isn't how you are made, " said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long,long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes, " said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up, " he asked,"or bit by bit?"
"It doesn't happen all at once, " said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real,most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
"I suppose you are real?" said the Rabbit. And then he wished he had not said it, for he thought the Skin Horse might be sensitive. But the Skin Horse only smiled.
Monday, April 20, 2009
5 -6 chairs
rug (hehe... andrea and i are nuts about this)
bookshelves x 2
pillows that we will make :)
kitchen stuff ya know
Saturday, April 18, 2009
this last week i recieved Amelie in the mail. i purchased it on impulse off ebay.
i then proceeded to tell my friend Josh i had just gotten it in the mail...
Josh... "what's that?" (ME SHOCKED).
(really shocked because you sorta just like... expect that everyone has seen this movie... or at least heard of it and understanding of the ridiculousness of not having seen it)
so i make a comment to Brittany 15 min. later that Josh has never seen this movie... assuming she has of course as well....
Brittany... "yeah.. i've never seen amelie... just never have." ( ME SHOOOOCKKKED & feeling like a bit of a fool...)
i go upstairs to see Andrea and mention it to her as well...
me: "andrea... we need to show Josh and Brittany the movie Amelie... they've never seen it..."
Andrea "OH... you mentioned that movie one time... i dont know it." (i feel ridiculous).
laterrrr that evening.
with josh and andrea walking to starbucks...
Brian Kraft pulls up on his moped and i say something to him...
GUESS WHOS NEVER HEARD OF AMELIE?
so finally that evening i mention something about watching it and they say yes... and my friend Nicole comes into the lobby...
if i can count on ANY person its Nicole.
never even heard of it.
I DONT UNDERSTAND.
i seriously ... SERIOUSLY thought that everyone knew this movie... and that if there were a few people out there who didn't they would be predictable American Eagle wearing, chick flick viewing MR. F's....
not the people on our campus i find to be some of the most universally cultured and normal.
so andrea and nicole and i started Le Fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain at 1 am.
and they loved it.
and i feel strange.