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Sunday, December 05, 2004

All endings are also beginnings

On ABC they are showing Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I love the book, hopefully the movie is just as good. Go watch it! It's on right now!

Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?

Saturday, November 27, 2004

And

Now we're all addicted to SIMS :'( Help.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Tengo tu sonrisa

Aunque ya no brille más el sol y que en la tierra no haya calor
aunque la noche no tenga estrellas y que la luna no esté con ellas.
No me importa perder o ganar, no podrán verme sufrir jamás porque

Ya no tengo pausa, ya no tengo prisa tengo tu confianza, tengo tu sonrisa
ya no tengo pausa, ya no tengo prisa sobra la esperanza hoy lo oscuro brilla.

Aunque en el mundo no haya justicia y que las guerras sean noticia
aunque sigan quedando fronteras y que el odio no tenga barreras
Nunca me cansaré de luchar en el mundo ya tengo un lugar porque

Ya no tengo pausa, ya no tengo prisa, tengo tu confianza, tengo tu sonrisa
ya no tengo pausa, ya no tengo prisa sobra la esperanza hoy lo oscuro brilla.

Aunque siga habiendo más pobreza y que en algún lado haya tristeza
aunque el destino juegue conmigo y que sólo me gane enemigos
No me importa pensar qué dirán, nunca me verán mirar atrás porque

Ya no tengo pausa, ya no tengo prisa, tengo tu confianza, tengo tu sonrisa
ya no tengo pausa, ya no tengo prisa sobra la esperanza hoy lo oscuro brilla... -Tete

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Beach Cleanup

I've decided to participate in this fall's beach cleanup. The trash at the beach last time I visited was disgusting.
I don't mean to be a party pooper, have fun and all.. but clean up after yourselves. Beer cases and glass bottles were left all along the sand. Kids play there, people walk and jog along the water, and could easily step on the glass. Also, tire damage. How frustrating to get a flat out there on the beach. Sure the tide scooped up some of the trash into the water too.

I'll be there and I'll be sure to take pictures.

Adopt-A-Beach
Trashing Texas Beaches Isn't Cool
Saturday
September 18th
9am to Noon
All along the Texas Coast!

Sunday, September 05, 2004

I still want to read the book.

I went out to see "The Notebook" last night. It's such a beautiful love story. It was three of us and the movie made all of us cry. I liked this movie a whole lot more than "Love Actually".
The Notebook reminded me of my Alzheimer patients and it made me feel so sad. What a terrible disease. Give me cancer, diabetes, or any other disease, but not alzheimers. I'd hate to lose my memories.

Sunday, August 29, 2004

An amazing "young" man with a good heart

"In August 2004, I will swim the English Channel at age 70. Your generous donations to this extreme challenge will help to build a brighter future for the children of Haiti" - George Brunstad

A few hours ago, he completed his mission. Success! He was able to raise over $11,000, which will be used to build an orphanage, a medical center and schools in Hinche, a city in Haiti. What a wonderful man.

www.channelhopeforhaiti.org

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Smile

La noche esta tan clara, no puede perder nada
espero llegar a un viaje sin destino
a las estrellas pido, les pido valor, que no se depierte el mal
les pido calor, volverte a encontrar

cantare, hasta morir
hasta verte sonreir
donde estes te cantare, solo a ti

no tengo mas abrigo que los años contigo
me llevo tu paz las sombras del camino
los diablos escondidos me han echo escapar
vigilan mi voluntad se an lanzado al mar
me queda cantar

cantare, hasta morir
hasta verte sonreir
donde estes te cantare, solo a ti

cantare hasta morir
hasta verte sonreir
donde estes te cantare, solamente a ti

-La Oreja De Van Gogh

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Want to see where your KFC chicken comes from?
Then Click Here: http://www.peta.org/feat/moorefield

Warning: This video contains clips of animal cruelty.

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I understand the organization PETA and I respect their mission. But, I don't think I'd be a good member if I joined.
I am for animal testing, and the use of animals in laboratories - for research/science. I am not for killing animals for wear(fur coats). Although, I think I'm being kinda biased, because I like zoos. Zoos would fall in the 'animals for entertainment' category I think? When I was little I always looked forward to the circus, we'd all go. I don't mind animals for enertainment, as long as they are being well taken care of, and not mistreated. Hmmm...

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Si me tocan tus manos, mi mundo es diferente.

El poder de tus manos:
es poder infinito
es la luz que que no muere al final de un camino
si me tocan tus manos, vivo nuevamente y me subes muy alto y no dejas caerme.

Si me tocan tus manos, mi mundo es diferente.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Dallas Museum of Art

I want to visit the Museum of Art in Dallas.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Laughter IS the best medicine

An adorable two year old(Amy's little girl) just told me off. I think I annoyed her real bad because she started screaming, "LEAVE ME ALONE!" :'D

Saturday, June 12, 2004

Entire 23-acre lake vanished in a matter of days

Hah! That would've freaked me out too if I had lakefront property. I'd rather live by the ocean though or up in the mountains. California would be perfect, only I'm afraid of earthquakes. Especially with all the stuff I've heard/read about the "Big One" hitting soon.
Then again, I'm on the coast of Texas, and hurricanes come by here all the time.. so hmmm.

Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Hurricanes...

"UCLA geologist Vladimir Keilis-Borok predicted earlier this year that a magnitude 6.4 or greater earthquake could hit the desert by Sept. 5."

Wednesday, June 09, 2004


I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Monday, April 26, 2004

2 good articles

First is about the Mona Lisa painting deteriorating.

Second is about a discovery of 50 mummies in Egypt! Awesome!

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Ballet

Went to a ballet and theater performance tonight at my old high school. The theater students were really good and the ballet dancers were nice too. Oh! And they also had flamenco dancers.. that was so pretty.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

I wish I...

I wish I was a neutron bomb, for once I could go off
I wish I was a sacrifice but somehow still lived on
I wish I was a sentimental ornament you hung on
The Christmas tree, I wish I was the star that went on top
I wish I was the evidence, I wish I was the grounds
For 50 million hands upraised and open toward the sky

I wish I was a sailor with someone who waited for me
I wish I was as fortunate, as fortunate as me
I wish I was a messenger and all the news was good
I wish I was the full moon shining off a Camaro's hood

I wish I was an alien at home behind the sun
I wish I was the souvenir you kept your house key on
I wish I was the pedal brake that you depended on
I wish I was the verb 'to trust' and never let you down

I wish I was a radio song, the one that you turned up
I wish...
I wish... -Pearl Jam

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Motivation

If you're anticipating the worst while hoping for the best, you will usually get the worst. Imagine the best, expect the best and you'll usually get the best. -
Gil Atkinson

Sunday, January 04, 2004

I'm back!

Took us 25 hours to get there, 28 hours to come back to Corpus Christi. I took over 1000 photos and 20 hours of video. I'm glad I went. :) Grandma is a beautiful little lady. Might seem strange, but I didn't even miss Texas and I really didn't want to come back. But we're home now. :) I uploaded the photos, but I don't think I'll be putting them on a public photo album thing... maybe just a few. We'll see.
VIVA MEXICO!

Ok, ok, ok... I missed the computer A LITTLE.