Thursday, January 31, 2008

Autism and "Five for Fighting"

Jeff Diamond sent this to me. I support Autism awareness and hope that you guys tke time to click on this link and help fund research that will eventually find a cure to Autims.

The band, Five for Fighting, is generously donating $0.49 to Autism Speaks for *each time* the video is viewed. The funding goes toward research studies to help find a cure. When you have a moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass it along to your friends and family. They are aiming for 10,000 hits, but hopefully we can help them to surpass this goal.

Click here to view it: Here

Earth Bound

earth bound
severed wings
all aflutter

an angel
fell hard

shattered haven
her impact
a potent tattoo

a blemish
on hell

clouds gaze
downward, weeping
grey dew

roses bleed
heaven's sorrow

another angel
lost to lust
carnal bound

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I'm feeling a bit stifled. Don't really want to go into why but the last week or so I feel a bit used by so-called friends... and taken for granted by family and yes, even Al.

I want to run away for a unknown places where I can blend in and breathe...just breathe.

That's all I to just breathe.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

women and jewels... the myth

For the last few years, Al has been putting out resumes to different places. One of them was to a jewelry store, who was seeking people to fill management positions. I think he put in a resume back in September. Well yesterday they called for to schedule an interview. He's excited because it's a big chain and the starting pay is very mindblowing, plus the benefits are terrific.

He called me at 10:30 am this morning to ask me questions about jewelry. Questions like "Is 14k the standard on gold jewelry?"

I never give yes or no answers, so I said, "I wear some 10k because it's more durable than 14k, especially for every day wear. And from what I understand, the higher the carat of gold the weaker the jewelry."

He said, "Huh? Is 14K the standard on gold jewelry or not?"

I said (still refusing to answer yes or no. "Well, it's probably the most sold of all the carats."

He sighed and let it go... to move on to the next question. "What are the 4 C's in Diamonds. Isn't it cut, clarity, color and carat?"

"Hmmm, yes I think so. Sorry Al, but I don't know much about jewelry, other than what I wear."

He stammered, "But..but... you're a girl."

Flames flew from my eyes, which is a good thing that he wasn't there or he would have been insinerated. "Don't even go there. Just because I'm a woman doesn't mean I know every womanly interest T knows more than I do. Hey... You're a guy but does that mean you know the working of an engine..."

He stopped me with a laugh, "ok, you're right. Sorry... I shouldn't believe every myth I hear about women."

"Well, believe the multiple orgasm one..."
You Should Rule Saturn

Saturn is a mysterious planet that can rarely be seen with the naked eye.

You are perfect to rule Saturn because like its rings, you don't always follow the rules of nature.
And like Saturn, to really be able to understand you, someone delve beyond your appearance.

You are not an easy person to befriend. However, once you enter a friendship, you'll be a friend for life.
You think slowly but deeply. You only gain great understanding after a situation has past.

Looks like the World's safe ...from me

You Are Not Destined to Rule the World

You are destined for something else...
Like inventing a new type of cupcake.
You just don't have the stomach for brutality.
But watch out - because many people do!

Monday, January 28, 2008

my Weekend Report

I survived it. Al had to work 3rd shift Sat and Sunday, but I managed to entertain myself by cooking and doing laundry. It was weird in a away...trying to be quiet while he slept. We didn't have much time together.

Sunday I was actually able to spend a few hours at Barnes and Noble, reading and sipping expensive coffee.

He's off next weeekend, so we'll do the Superbowl dance and maybe cook some wings and other superbowlable food.

I've decided that instead of thinking of this whole change as negative, I'll turn it around into something positive, like maybe paint more or write more... or even go visit friends like BJ in Wilmington or Joyce in Greenville...

One really great thing about this is that I get to watch what I want to on Television while he's sleeping.

Yay me...

But there's one bad thing...I'm alone at night in a house I sometimes don't like. So sleeping was really difficult.

My today started off crappy though. Al got in from work at 8:15 am. He took a very long shower and drained all the hot water. So guess who took a cold and I didn't even need it... There's nothing worse than no hot water when you really need it to wake up. It set my mood and I haven't been able to shake it yet.

Maybe another sip of hot coffee will help... oh yea...that's the ticket.

Shrek 3...

Friday night, the nephews and I watched Shrek 3. They kept telling me that I was in the movie and when Snow White popped on the screen, they shouted, "There you are. That's you."

At first I wasn't impressed, until she said a few 'smartass things' and got mad at the woodland creatures for bothering her. When the Princesses burned the bra, and got ready to do battle, I was like "yeah...this is more like it."

As they escaped from the jail cell, and went into commando mode, William said, "Sherrie, this is our favorite part." Along comes Snow White--singing a beautiful song that entrances a gazillion woodland creatures. Even the Lords of The Ring Tree herders who are guarding the perimeter of Far Far Away are absorbed by her beautiful voice.

Then Ben jumps up and shouts, "There you are. That's you." And poof, Snow White issues a battle cry and all the woodland animals attack the Tree Herders. It was so completely awesome.

After that part of the movie was over, Ben said, "Snow White's tough like you are, Aunt Sherrie."

Never in my life have I been given such a cool compliment! I am honored more than they know.

Friday, January 25, 2008


For such a short work week, it's been a killer. I am current on my work, meaning that I don't have to meet any major deadlines until Feb. 9.

Al started a new job this week, working at the Food Lion Distribution center in Dunn, NC. It's about an hr drive round trip (I was wrong in an earlier's not an hour away for him...for me it is.) He's working 3rd shift--7 days, off 2, then 7 days off 4...something like that. He hates it but right now the Direct TV installations are slow and his lawn care work is nil, so he has to do something to make ends meet. The pay is good but the work is hard.

It will take a while to adjust to not spending as much time with him on the weekends when he has to work. I told him I would come up and just be there while he sleeps and is at work. Don't know how it will feel being alone in the house at night. Just me and Slick the cat. His PC is up but he's not online. Maybe I'll take a few of my stories to edit or just do some writing.

There's been some conflict between Al and me. So far we've come to common grounds on it. I've decided not to worry too much... things tend to work out for the best and all I know to do is follow my heart. We've just passed the 2 yr milestone...and this year is gonna be our break it or make it year... Im taking a 'wait and see' approach, mainly because he's asked me to be patient with him. Those of you who really know me, know that I am the most patient person in the universe.

Talked to Sam aka Blue last night for a very long time...he's got a novel in his head too. We talked about it extensively ...he's asked me to help... I said I would. He's like I am... writes it in his head and feels overwhelmed to put it to paper. My newest novel is still my noggin waiting to fly off my fingers, unto the keyboard and into a word

Tonight I have the nephews. Ben has asked me to play Tater Head with him (Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head toys). I said I would. I had a Mr. Potato Head when I was a kid. And what fun it was! Still is, though Mrs. Potato Head doesn't have as many cool things to wear.

I have a gift card to Victoria's Secret... so you know where I'll be Sunday after lunch. ;)

Have a great weekend, peeps.

Out of the Loop!

(Thanks Lorraine...for sending me this laugh)
You Are a Banana

You are mellow, easy going, and a total softie on the inside.
People find it really easy to get along with you. You suit most tastes.

And while you're very sweet, you're not boring or ordinary.
You have an attraction to the exotic, and you could show up anywhere... doing almost anything!

You are spirited, energetic, and a total kick to be around.
You're also quite funny. Your sense of humor is on the goofy side, and it fits you well.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


and not the good kind. ;)

For the last two days, I've been running around work going crazy over a last minute vender booth Dad purchased at a "Prom Fashion Show" that will be held at RCC. Or so I thought he had purchased it.

I worked on posters, on flyers and brochures. I printed and printed...buckets of them. I printed photo samples and gift certificates...

only to find out just now that the people in charge couldn't get any other venders, so they've decided not to have any. But they will gladly use the gift certificates as door prizes.

I've wasted time I could have been using on paying clients. Oh well...tis life.

I was able to get deferred until May on my Jury Duty... I'll be in Civil court instead of Criminal and that means I'll probably do one day. Sort of wouldn't mind being a juror on a murder case but they might not pick me.. I'm all for the death penalty...hell, prove 'em guilty and we'll lynch out back. (no this isn't a racial slur or anything like that...I believe in equal opportunity death penalties.)

I'm hoping tonight I can catch up on my email and stuff. I was going to last night but decided to post some recipes in my Cooking Sherrie Blog. And goof off on myspace... I think everyone (well, almost everyone) has a space there.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


William is spending the night. He's got school tomorrow but that's not a problem. I'll get up and fix pancakes. Lisa said she would bring Ben over and they could eat together, then she will drop them off at school.

Will and I had fun tonight. It was Opera night. When we talked to each other, we sang the words and did dramatic hand dances. It was fun. Once the phone rang and I was in Opera mode...the poor cable salesman didn't know what to say when I sang out a 'Not interested' in a very bad soprano voice. William thought it was funny. My brother thought I was nuts, but that's nothing new.

We took a break while he watched Ninja Warrior on the G4 something channel. It's one of those obstacle course type shows where the guys or gals have to do very hard tasks to win prizes. They subtitled English..and I lost it a few times. Mainly because William was trying to speak Japanese and the subtitles read like "He is still wearing his baseball cap and waving his arms" and "the water swallowed him whole."

William brought home a cool book from his school library: "Authur Spiderwick's Field Guide to Fantastical ...something" (dang I forgot the whole title)... you've probably seen the movie trailer. I swear it's the coolest book. We spent almost an hour reading it together. I might have to see that movie. William's not sure ...he thinks it might be too scary. I'm all for it... even if it's not an Opera.


As I place petals
on my bed,
I think of how
soft your kisses are
and how like velvet
these petals feel.

Naked, I slip under
the satin sheets
and let the petals
kiss my skin
the velvety way you do.

a revised poem from 2002

Heath Ledger

I'm totally reeling from his death. I've always been a big fan of his and his Brokeback Mountain performance still moves me to this day. In fact, I watched it last week several times, honing in on the ending especially. Even my mom keeps watching the movie because she thinks he does an incredible job with that role. And if you're a rabid reader of this blog, you know how I feel about that movie.

I read an interview he did regarding his upcoming movie "The Dark Knight" (a batman flick) where he plays the Joker. It was a dark role that troubled him so much that he had a hard time sleeping at night.

Whatever reasons --whether accidental or on purpose, his death is a sadness to me and I think the entertainment industry has truly lost one of its best.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Snow day

We had some snow flurries Saturday. I skipped work and drove on up to see Al. It was raining really hard and so dang cold... he was surprised to see me so early. We hung out for a while and talked.

That morning Ben had told me that it was going to snow. He kept looking out the windows, giving hourly reports. I told Al about it and he said, "We're not getting snow. Hate to disappoint the kid, but we're to far south of the storm. Kids don't understand how the weather works. "

Then I went to the IGA grocery store and I stood in the check-out line, big fat flakes of snow fell and I called Al... "Look out your window." He did and said, "Wow. Snow."
I said, "Guess who was right?" ...


"Yeppers, a kid."

I guess it snowed about an inch or so. It stopped that night and was a pretty sight the next morning. In fact, snow was still on the ground when I drove home yesterday.

It was too cold to work in the studio so I left early. Dad hadn't done a task I asked him to do (he had 3 days to do it) and I knew it would take most of the day, so I said, "See ya tomorrow."

So I went home and was told the TV in the den didn't work...that the picture was all scribbled. I thought it was probably the cable but my brother's worked, so I assumed it was a tube or something. The tv is a 32 inch screen and huge. But I moved it off the TV stand and put the small TV from my room in its place. Hooked up the cable and guess what...

it was the cable all along. So I called the tech number and they reset the signal. The TV was too hard to move the first time...from the stand to the floor, so I waited for Mom to stop by and we moved it back.

Schools out a few days. I kept the boys last night because Lisa's been at her job for 25 years and they gave her a party at work. The guys and I built a castle out of Legos. It's for rent if anyone needs a home. You'll have to put up with the dinosaurs that patrol the perimeter.

I'm so tired of

sucking on these!

Friday, January 18, 2008


a breath.

It's been a hectic week, because I had to redo a lot of work from last week. I tell people all the time that working on photos requires deep committed mental concentration and if I've got a sinus headache that won't go away, I can't do a good job on my work. And that's how all of last week was, so I spent the last 4 days, doing do-overs.

And I've caught up, except for what's due in the next 2 weeks. So I'm coasting right now.


It's been an interesting week outside of work. I had a bunch of people join my starry starry night yahoo journal. Who they are I don't know, but the group is set for moderator posting only, so if they are spammers, all they'll be doing is the air they breath. I've been tempted to delete the people I don't really know and start writing there again...mainly private stuff that the public can't find if they do a web search and find my blog by mistake. A few private issues have popped up and I'm not sure I want the world to read about them.

One is about Al and I. One's about my friend Sam and another is about my Goddess just kidding on that one.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Weekend Football

I watched all four games. It amazed me how those guys played in a snowstorm. I felt sorry for the guys in short sleeves. What were they thinking? But I confess I was pulling for the Green Bay, so maybe the shivering cold helped.

And hated that the Patriots won. But what can you do. I wore my ECU sweatshirt and painted a big red 9 on my right cheek, hoping that it would help the Jags, but it didn't.

My next hope was that the Colts would win. But no...Payton fizzled and they lost. The Chargers played a good game but dang...what's up with giving the Colts fans the finger, Rivers? I told Al that if I were a player, I would ignore crap coming out of the stands. Heck, that's what fans of the opposing team is suppose to do...HECKLE.

And so the Cowboys hand the Giants a gift. T.O. never missed a smile for the camera, even when he dropped the pass. Way to go T.O... and I noticed that when the camera was on him before the game, he limped a little but when a wide angle shot was shown and he was walking over to talk to someone, I saw something missing...yea, the limp.

I think that the Patriots have been handed the Superbowl Trophy without even having to play the game. Maybe just maybe, Green Bay will win. Can you pull it off, Bret?

William's Birthday Party

He had a blast! He didn't freak out over the attention. He didn't get upset when he got clothes instead of toys as a present. All the kids bowled and had a great time.

William bowling.

William's big smile says it all.

Doing his dance: The William Stomp

Happily opening presents!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Kinston Indians Need a PA

My friend Jeff Diamond was PA for the Kinston Indians for 11 years. He resigned after this season due to so many demands on his time. The Kinston Free Press has an article up on their site about his leaving and the hole that will be hard to fill.


Jeff throwing the opening pitch this past summer.

Jeff throwing the opening pitch during 60's night a few years ago.

Happy Feet

I keep hearing the coolest songs in my head: "Boogy Wonderland, Kiss, Somebody to Love"...but none are song by their original singers... but my PENGUINS!

Yes, I have Happy Feet Fever!

The movie is playing on the HBO channels. I think I've seen it 10 times. It's such a sweet movie...and you have to admit that Elijah Wood does a great job as a Penguin, I swear that Mumble looks sort of like Frodo.

Now if only I can get the songs out of my head..maybe I should hire some killer whales to toss my brain around.

I just realized this...

Decadence gets the worm... not the early bird!

Psycho T

Even the tallest player can't stop Tyler when he's in the zone.

Go Tarheels!

Don't ya just love College Hoops?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Cross-eyed Tits

Yesterday I wasn't in the best mood, so I stayed away from mostly everyone. Didn't even work on the new novel because I didn't want it to be any darker than it might become.

Went home... had to deal with William's homework. I wasn't in the mood for division or fractions but with the help of divide 'addition'...I mean intervention, we got through it.

Got online late and did some surveys for a survey site I joined years ago... sent a few emails out, visited my space, etc..

then I went into my bedroom and decided to clean out the drawers of my night stand. Found an old photo of myself from ten years ago...and realized that I still look the same and... being 45 has nothing on

I also found some folders with old stories from before the internet...when I wrote things out in long hand and kept them just for myself. I decided to wait until I was bored to read them... even though I wanted to read them right then. But looking at the clock, I realized that 2 am wasn't the time.

Lately, some things that are beyond my control have been affecting me. I realize that the people I love will do their own thing, even if it's not the best thing for them. They will follow their hearts, even if it's the wrong choice. And later down the line, when the choices bit them in the ass, no matter how much I want to say 'I told you so,' I can't. All it does is harbor resentment. But what kills me the most is the 'poor pitiful me' attitude that's taken. I don't want to be around that type of attitude.

But sometimes you can't escape it, even if you want to run away to a deserted island or mountain.

I guess that's part of my funk.... that and the fact another year has gone by and I still haven't had sex with Johnny Depp.


This morning I stopped and got some gas... I am wearing a black cashmere sweater that clings to my form. I gave the guy my money and stood waiting for my change. Usually I make small talk but not today. He turned from the cash register with my ten bucks-a five and five ones. I put my hand out and he couldn't seem to count back. He kept messing up and also, kept missing my hand. I noticed he was staring at my chest. So I snuck a peep and there were my was looking up at him and the other was focused on the counter--both hard as nails because it was cool in the store. I blushed, closed my hand around the money and said, "I believe it's right. Thanks. Have a good day."

I took off to the truck, jumped in and started laughing. When I got dressed this morning, I tossed on my clothes, slammed a little make-up on, brushed my teeth, grabbed an orange and a banana and ran out the door. Seems I forgot rule #103: Always check the position of your nipples after putting on a bra.

So I fixed that problem when I got to the studio. It's so amusing how something as simple as an embarrassing encounter can make you think how it's okay not to take yourself, others and life in general too seriously.
You are a Hippie

You are a total hippie. While you may not wear birks or smell of incense, you have the soul of a hippie.
You don't trust authority, and you do as you please. You're willing to take a stand, even when what you believe isn't popular.

You like to experiment with ideas, lifestyles, and different subcultures.
You always gravitate toward what's radical and subversive. Normal, mainstream culture doesn't really resonate with you.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A Novel in My head

I've got a novel in my head. When I took the garbage out Sunday night, I realized how badly Al needed to trim his azaleas. And how quiet the street was. And that I wasn't appropriately dressed--long sleeve tee (ECU) and a pair of Al's silk boxers I swiped from him. And... I had on fuzzy socks with flip flops. It was hard to keep them on my feet.

I thought how I could easily be abducted and not one person would know. How would that effect the neighbors? Al's street dead ends ...and there are only 6 houses on each side of the street.

Since I couldn't get online yesterday and I had a minor work load, I let the story steal me away.

The first Chapter is in my Sher Writes blog. The link is on the right.

Happy Birthday Elvis

You hunka hunka burnin' love!

I don't really have an Elvis memory...just a vague one of a babysitter when I was around 4 or 5 who played his albums all the time and had Lisa and I dancing with her to his tunes....

Tuesday is Special Guest Star Day

I really used to dig The Mickey Mouse Club when I was a kid. Oh those were the days...each day a special one.

My weekend was pretty good. A quiet one on a quiet street. Al and I hung out, watching games Sat night. Go Jags... I had on one of my old ECU tee's. David Garrard is an ECU alumni. Since my teams wigged out, I'm pulling for the Jags.

Sunday I goofed off a bit. Al took a long nap and I found things to keep me busy. BBQ-ed some chicken, since it was in the 70's. Hey where did the frigid cold of winter go?

At around 7:00ish, we caught the tail end of Duke's basketball game. But what we were really waiting for was the Carolina/Clemson game...and what a game! The #19 team almost beat the #1 seed--UNC. Talk about a nail bitter! Mine are all gone. Earlier that day, I read an article in the Fay O about UNC could make it a perfect season. I told Al that's a lot of pressure on them. And I think hard to live up too... and lord, if they didn't almost lose the game. But that final play was pure gold on UNC's part... and it won them the game.

I'll say this about Clemson--they are a strong team, young but very strong and I can see them being a #1 seed in a year or so.

Saturday, January 05, 2008


It's sorta funny how you can log into the post window to write and suddenly from nowhere there appears a shadow over your shoulder. Now, whatever you had on you mind evaporates into nothing and you are stuck with what to write...until the shadow runs away, but...reappears when 'it' realizes you are writing something and wants to read it.

The shadow is William... as I logged on, he stood reading the screen and I thought maybe he would disappear...but he's still here not really trying to read, more like discussing my typing skills and asking how I know where the words were on the keyboard.

I just do...dude...

Now he's off to play army guys with the Benster. They're discussing K-rations and Ben's theory that jungle animals make great soldiers too.

It's Saturday morning and I should be getting ready for work, but I'm lazy. Last night I turned in at 9:30 pm and slept until 8:30 am. Don't know what's up with that but I did. And I feel much better today.

I was talking to Sam Thursday about the new year and how I feel that a big change is coming--that I'm not afraid but actually prepared for it. Nor am I sorry for whatever losses might occur because that's how life is...sometimes to move forward we have to suffer loss.

Friday, January 04, 2008

A Dr. Phil Test

Jeff Diamond sent this to me. I scored a 38/41... meaning that on one of the questions I couldn't decide on the answer. I guess my Libra side was battling my Scorpio side on that particular question. Anyways, here it is...

Dr. Phil's Test: Here you go. Try this!

Below is Dr. Phil's test. (Dr. Phil scored 55; he did this test on Oprah - she got a 38.) Some folks pay a lot of money to find this stuff out!

Read on, this is very interesting!

Don't be overly sensitive! The following is pretty accurate and it only takes 2 minutes. Take this test for yourself and send it to your friends.

The person who sent it placed their score in the e-mail subject box. Please do the same before forwarding to your friends (send it back to the person who sent it to you.) Don't peek, but begin the test as you scroll down and answer.

Answers are for who you are now --- not who you were in the past Have pen or pencil and paper ready .

This is a real test given by the Human Relations Dept. At many of the major corporations today. It helps them get better insight concerning their employees and prospective employees. It's only 10 Simple questions, so grab a pencil and paper, keeping track of your letter answers to each question.



1. When do you feel your best?

a) in the morning
b) during the afternoon and early evening
c) late at night

2. You usually walk...

a) fairly fast, with long steps
b) fairly fast, with little steps
c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
d) less fast, head down
e) very slowly

3. When talking to people you. . .

a) stand with your arms folded
b) have your hands clasped
c) have one or both your hands on your hips
d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with. . .

a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
b) your legs crossed
c) your legs stretched out or straight
d) one leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with...

a) big appreciated laugh
b) a laugh, but not a loud one
c) a quiet chuckle
d) a sheepish smile

6 When you go to a party or social gathering you...

a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
c) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted...

a) welcome the break
b) feel extremely irritated
c) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colors do you like most?

a) Red or orange
b) black
c) yellow or light blue
d) green
e) dark blue or purple
f) white
g) brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep you are...

a) stretched out on your back
B ) stretched out face down on your stomach
c) on your side, slightly curled
d) with your head on one arm
e) with your head under the covers

10. You often dream that you are...

a) falling
b) fighting or struggling
c) searching for something or somebody
d) flying or floating
e) you usually have dreamless sleep
f) your dreams are always pleasant


1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
5 . (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2
7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
9 . (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e) 1
10 (a) 4 &n bsp; (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1

Now add up the total number of points.

OVER 60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should "handle with care." You're seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 TO 60 POINTS : Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 TO 40 POINTS : Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30 POINTS: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions & who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything! They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that you aren't.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Sewn Up

I got a new sewing maching for you know what that means, right?

You say your heart's been broken,
torn in two by the mere touch
of a cruel hand.
The pieces are thrown to the wind,
in a million jigsaw shapes.

There is little hope for you,
the test of love has failed
and you fear the frost
of winter's grasp, the ice
of loveless days.

Let me sew you back together,
the tug of needle and silken thread,
strands of hope and desire
won't hurt as much,
as the chill of loneliness.

With each stitch, I'll sew
you how love can be reborn,
how dreams can canvas your heart
and that each seam will seem
like a new beginning of love.

Today has flown by...

All day long I've wanted to drop in and blog but myspace has kept me occupied. Funny how that day a site is active and the next it's dead. Changed my background to a cool background the Nancer made. I just love it when she shares her men with me.

I believe yahoo messenger is nothing but a big fat cow that wants us to eat "chikins." Because today it keeps freezing and also does something to my anti-virus program that removes a shell extention...which means I have to shut down and reboot. Yes, Yahoo Messenger is the anti-christ.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Goofing off

I'm working but also finding moments to goof off online. I'm sort of behind some sites I like to read at or participate. They finally fixed myspace so I was able to go in and read some messages, check out some blogs, etc.

Decided to remove some clutter like my erotica groups on yahoo. I haven't had time to manage them like I should and think it's time to move on from them. I'll keep my poetry group, Rose Blush Verses because it's thriving on its own and I like that. I've decided that if I want to write erotica again, I'll join an adult site I know that has a good audience for stories.

Created a squidoo page. Once I've finished editing it, I'll post the link. I want to promote my sip of sherrie book and also my art. This seems like a good site to do it at, plus it's free.

I'm addicted to chocolate dipped mints (altoids). I want to eat them all the time...sleep with them, caress them...make them mine...all mine!

First Quiz of '08

People Definitely Like You

You are very well liked, and many people admire you.
You are friendly, well mannered, and fun to be around.
Of course, you're not perfect... but that's okay.
Your friends are usually willing to accept you for who you are!

What People Like About You:

People like that you take responsibility for your actions and admit your mistakes. They appreciate your maturity.

People like that you take the them to get to know them and make a connection. You make people feel important.

People like that you truly take and interest in them. Everyone likes to be liked!

Another year is here

Why does 2008 feel like 2007? I hope everyone had a great holiday. Mine was nice. Al and I had a quiet evening with some friends. After being away for 4 days, I was ready to get back to work.

It's not so busy today, although I've got several photos to restore, none are rush jobs.

Talked to Sam last Thursday. He's very upset with Myspace because his poetry in blue group on myspace was hit by a squadron of spammers, posting 285 pages of spam that he couldn't delete. My space was of no help. He's deleting the group unless he's changed his mind. I've got a message from him at myspace but their site is screwed up. I think they're changing their homepage because mine is all crinkled and cramped together. None of the links work. SO I guess I'll check it out at home later tonight. Sam gets easily discouraged over things. The group had/has over 7000 people in it and it seems to be active. I think I would try to figure out how to get rid of the spam and keep the group. I'll talk to him tomorrow and find out what's going on.

It's finally cold here. I think the temp is in the lower 40's F. It was almost too warm this weekend--wet but warm.

I Resolve

I hadn't planned on making any resolutions for 2008. But I changed my mind. So here goes:

1) Be healthy--mind, body and soul.

2) Remove negative energy, regardless of where it comes from

3) Be thankful for what I have.

4) Stay in touch with friends more often.

5) Buy something sexy once a month.

6) Encourge creativity in those around me and myself.